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AND THE INGLEWOOD TRIBUNE, CARSON BULLETIN, WILMINGTON  BEACON, THE CALIFORNIAN, THE WEEKENDER & EL MONTE BULLETIN WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2018

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Xavier Garcia’s Success Isn’t Just a Matter of Degrees Customer Diana McDonald.

By Jim Forbes For The Bulletin As a high school student in Sacramento, Xavier Garcia always made a point of beating his mother to the family mailbox. Until the time he didn’t.

AND she got ahold of my grades and she was like, ‘Wow I thought you were doing amazing. Out of all my children I was relying on you to give me a better life.’”

The issue wasn’t intelligence or aptitude. Xavier had plenty of each. That’s why his mom was so confident. The issue was motivation, and lack thereof, at least academically. “Growing up, I looked to my older brother who was into hanging out with the wrong crowd and into doing drugs. I never knew my father, so he was the person I looked up to.” Being outside, “hanging out” and “having fun” were

of far greater interest than had an epiphany. “The area I had grown up staying home and studying. “That’s when I realized what in, I had seen the medical And the reason his mom was I was doing by going out into options were not available for certain Xavier was a straight the streets to make money to my community. So I decided I “A” student is because he was give back to her, I was actually wanted to try to help with the the gomedicine.” to guy in X a v i e r The area I had grown up in, I had seen reflected on that the family whenever nmotivated the medical options were not available uhigh technology school for my community. So I decided I w o u l d experience and b r e a k one wanted to try to help with the medicine. recounted down. He freshman year was able to course that did Xavier Garcia tear apart a actually excite computer him. The students and put it back together, hurting her in the long run. I were taught how to suture the and the same with other was like, let me do it the right foot of a pig, as instructed by electronics. way. Let me start and see if I UC Davis medical students. But that curiosity, skill and can get back into school, so I “I don’t know if this kid natural ability never translated decided to go to community was joking with me, making to the classroom, and he college.” fun of me. I don’t know what graduated high school in And so he enrolled in was going on. But when I Sacramento with a 1.8 Grade Sacramento City College was doing this he said, ‘Wow! Point Average (GPA). Still, and tapped into a long latent You’re really good at this. You there was something about his dream, which he traces back should be a surgeon.’” mom’s disappointment that to being a 6-year-old, of Xavier remembers he was gnawing at him and he becoming a doctor. n Garcia, see page 2

A Flavorful Taste of the Homeland, Patria Coffee Is Now Open Story and photos by Melina Cervantes For The Bulletin Compton local Geoffrey Martinez’ dream of opening his own coffee shop in the City of Compton came into being with Patria Coffee’s grand opening on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Located at the intersection of Alameda St. and Compton Blvd., the shop opened its doors to a crowd of local and non-local supporters of Martinez’ dream. “They’re from here, it’s not like outsiders coming in” Diana McDonald, a member of Martinez’ church who had come out to support him, said of Martinez and his family. They had opened their doors earlier in the week with a limited schedule. “They already n Patria Coffee, see page 11

Report: Impacts of Climate Change In State Significant and Increasingly Stark S AC R A M E N T O — From warming trends underlying record temperatures to these events, including the rise proliferating wildfires and in average temperatures and the rising seas, California is number of extremely hot days already feeling the significant and nights, have accelerated and growing effects of climate in recent decades, the report c h a n g e , shows. according to The report a new report also tracks Nighttime that tracks a variety of temperatures have other climate 36 indicators of climate been rising faster c h a n g e change and i n d i c at o r s : than daytime its impacts on the declining the state. snowpack temperatures. The report and dramatic documents retreat of the growing number of glaciers in the Sierra Nevada, extreme weather-related unprecedented tree mortality events in recent years, such as in California forests, a rise the devastating 2017 wildfires in ocean temperatures off and the record-setting 2012-16 the California coast, and drought. Some of the long-term the shifting ranges of many

species of California plants and animals. These impacts are similar to those that are occurring globally. “As California works to

both fight climate change and adapt to it, it is critical that we understand the dramatic impacts climate change is already having in our state,”

said California Secretary for Environmental Protection Matthew Rodriquez. “California’s climate leadership n Climate Change, see page 8


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NEWS Former Obama Housing Secretary Julian Castro Weighing Presidential Run HENNIKER , N.H.—Julian Castro is sparking more speculation that he's gearing up for a run for the 2020 Democratic p r e s i d e n t i a l nomination. The former San Antonio, Texas mayor and Housing and Urban Development secretary under President Barack Obama told AP Saturday that he'll decide on a White House run after the midterm elections, adding he'll make a decision by the end of the year. Castro was in the first-in-the-nation primary state to deliver the commencement address at New England College in Henniker. Castro is one of four Democratic White House hopefuls in Granite State this weekend. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti gives a commencement speech Sunday at Southern New Hampshire University. Congressman John Delaney of Maryland and former Missouri Secy. of State Jason Kander are also in the state.

Local Students Awarded Scholarships Seniors Sangeetha Ramachandran of the California Academy of Mathematics and Science in Carson and Marco Vargas of Nava College Preparatory Academy in Compton have been selected among 700 applicants and awarded $1,000 scholarships by the California Credit Union.

WE are honored to recognize these very deserving students -- not just for their hard work in school, but also for their extraordinary work in supporting their local communities,” said California Credit Union

Sangeetha Ramachandran CEO Steve O’Connell. “We have no doubt all of these students have a tremendous future, and we look forward to seeing the difference they will make in our world in the years ahead.” College-bound high

Marco Vargas school seniors and community college students transferring to a four-year university who maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and plan to attend an accredited college or university in the coming

year were eligible to participate. Ms Ramachandran will enter UCLA this fall with plans to study neuroscience while Mr. Vargas is heading for the Ivy League and Dartmouth College to study Computer Science.

motivated young man And he found yet who struggled to graduate another passion, research. high school with a 1.8 And he now aspires to be a GPA was soaring through physician/scientist. Sacramento City College “Because I’ve spent so with a 3.65 and had his much time in research sights set on the best of the because of this program, UC system: UC Berkley, I’m now aiming for a M.D. UC San Francisco, UCLA PhD. I know surgeries are and UC San Diego. Xavier very hands-on. You either was aiming high, but a save the person or you do mentor encouraged him not. I really like that drive. to place no limits on his I need to make a critical ambitions. decision in a moment, Sacramento City College boom, boom, boom, boom! offers a unique program for But I also want to make a minority students named greater impact overall. The RISE: Respect, Integrity, long term goal is to have Self-determination & my own lab.” Education. “They give you It’s also a win-win for the a family away from home, university. Working at the so that you have people Anat Erdreich-Epstein lab who look like you and can at Children’s Hospital Los motivate you.” Angeles, an affiliate of the That’s where Xavier met Keck School of Medicine Francisco, a graduate of of USC, Xavier has had a Xavier Garcia celebrating with his mother, Betty Ochoa. Sacramento City College, direct hand in finding a UC Berkeley and then a breakthrough in studying child, in a school that was students, with an emphasis student at the University of pediatric brain tumors. predominantly Latino. on underrepresented and Michigan Medical School. Using confocal “I have a very soft spot first-generation students, “He became a great role microscopy to visualize for kids who come from a a strategic calculation model.” the results, Xavier tagged a difficult background and so tomorrow’s scientists When Xavier related particular gene in a cell that are succeeding.” become more diverse than the top UC’s that he was suppresses brain tumors. And one of those today’s. looking to transfer to, his While it’s still an early students was Xavier Garcia. “We’re trying to grow mentor agreed. “Those are stage in the research, the They instantly formed a scientists,” said Steven good choices,“ he said. But scientists Xavier is working tight mutual bond. “He Finkel, professor of “have you ever thought with certainly understand has the ability to make biological sciences at the about going private?” its significance lemonade when they’ve USC Dornsife College of “Going private?” Xavier “She shook my hand and thrown you lemons.” Letters, Arts and Sciences. wondered. “I never even congratulated me. ‘This Though on a full And what it does, is pay knew there were private is the first proof of where scholarship, Xavier still the approximate 30 students c o l l e g e s .” this gene is And quickly located in his sights the cell.’ So “I’m still amazed that I get to do things I love. I get were set it shows that paid and I get to help my family at the same time.” on USC. I am really It was the contributing Xavier Garcia only college to this where he research and applied, and the lab.” faced the pressure of in the program to conduct he was accepted with open And that could be a big helping support his family vital research associated arms and a full scholarship. win for the world. back home. At times with their studies. A win“He’s brilliant! I really It was a 6-year-old boy in his college career he win. Earning about $17 believe he’s brilliant.” who identified an acute juggled three jobs on top per hour, it enables Xavier Erin Quinn, PhD spent problem in his community: of his rigorous academic to simultaneously support more than thirty years It was sorely lacking health program. his academic pursuits while teaching at USC and has care. And then USC helping support his family. always tried to connect with And in his childhood came through again, “If it wasn’t for this her students, particularly innocence, he dreamed introducing Xavier to its program, I wouldn’t have those from underserved of using his mind and his Geobiology and Genomics been able to do research. communities. It stems from hands to one day help those Undergraduate Research I’m still amazed that I get to the bonds of her childhood neighbors in need. For a Experiences program. In do things I love. I get paid when she was one of three time, with the very real a nutshell, the program and I get to help my family white students, along with challenges of adolescence, accepts undergraduate at the same time,” he said. a lone African American that dream was lost to the

streets. But regretting the disappointment of his mom, and with support of college programs designed to help students that look like him rise above, and numerous mentors of many stripes along the way, Xavier Garcia is a determined doctor-to-be, with an absolute intent of fulfilling that goal. It has only been enhanced by a trip to Guatemala with Dr. Quinn, and their work together in the communities of Los Angeles, addressing headon the issues of public and international health. Xavier now is considering general surgery as a way to help more people with a wide array of medical issues. Sporting a 3.85 GPA at USC, he plans on taking the MCAT, the admission test for medical school, next January. No longer needing mom’s deception or a mentor’s prodding, Xavier Garcia’s sights are set squarely on Harvard, Stanford, NYU and Johns Hopkins among others. The junior college kid from the streets of Sacramento is determined to represent as a role model in his family and his community. It’s not where you have been, but where you are going. And, Dr. Quinn states flatly, Xavier is one of so many. “I can think of 100 kids who came from difficult backgrounds and their attitude is, I can do this.” Xavier Garcia is the first one in his family to ever do this, to earn a diploma from a university or college. “I don’t know how I’m supposed to feel, what I’m supposed to do, this is so surreal. I’m actually done at USC.” But in reality he’s likely not. It’s another major step on a ladder that Xavier Garcia intends to continue climbing.

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“didn’t care about any of that” because he didn’t know what he wanted to do with his life. And so he responded to the instructor, “All right, I’ll be a surgeon. But I was just joking around.” Four years later at Sacramento City College, the pieces began to fall into place when he finally asked himself seriously, “what DO I want to do with my life?” And he thought of the skill in his hands: to suture a pig, repair electronics and, simply, to fix just about anything. And he remembered that 6-yearold boy’s dream to be a doctor and to do so serving communities like his own where there is a tremendous need. So Xavier chose a new road, the one less traveled for a young man from his community, and decided to become a neurosurgeon, combining his passion to use his hands with another love. “I love the brain, everything about it.” And now he was using his, in the manner his mom had always envisioned. With a destination determined, there was still an initial obstacle Xavier was facing — a bit of a lack of confidence. Not in himself, but in his situation. He wondered if he could eventually gain entrance to a top medical school while beginning the journey in community college. And so his mom, Betty Ochoa, flipped the table on him. She told Xavier that she knew an accomplished doctor who began his journey in community college. It was the inspiration Xavier needed to conclude, “if he can, I can.” Except, there was no such person. Mom had flipped the table of (report card) deception on son. And it worked. The now super-


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Gov. Brown Wants Millions For Homeless Aid By Sophia Bollag SACRAMENTO—Cities and counties would receive $359 million from surplus state revenue to help California's growing homeless population under the proposed budget Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday.

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BOUT a fourth of homeless people in the United States live in California, which has just 12 percent of the country's overall population, according to federal data. Brown, a Democrat who has been criticized for not acting more quickly to address the problem, said the money will help, but more will be needed to solve the root causes of homelessness, including mental illness and drug addiction. It will be a challenge for whoever is elected in November to succeed Brown. “It isn't enough to just throw dollars down to the cities,” Brown said at a news conference. The money would include $250 million for emergency aid block grants, $32 million for the state's welfare program CalWORKs and $50 million for people will mental illness. It also includes funding for domestic violence shelters, a state council that coordinates homeless assistance, and support for homeless youth and seniors. San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo said Friday he and other mayors are sorting out what the money would mean for local government. A bipartisan group of mayors from California's 11 largest cities has lobbied at the state Capitol this year for $1.5 billion to tackle homelessness. Liccardo said he appreciated

Brown's response to their programs that would address the request, but said they'll push “for high cost of housing (and) the a larger commitment in light of state's severe homelessness crisis,” the magnitude of the crisis.” the San Francisco Democrat said Liccardo said money could in a statement. “If we are going to go toward have a lasting b u i l d i n g It isn't enough to just impact on tiny housing the lives of all throw dollars down Californians units at a cost of $20,000 we must to the cities. each and invest more rehabilitating in increasing Gov. Jerry Brown motel rooms the supply of into usable apartments. affordable homes for our rentThe budget should include burdened, low-income families.” even more money for permanent The funding Brown proposed housing with on-site support for would be a one-time expenditure homeless people, Assemblyman to tide communities over until David Chiu said. new fees approved last year start “The governor's budget does generating revenue, Brown says. not invest enough of California's Last year, lawmakers approved considerable surplus into a fee on real estate transaction

documents to fund subsidized housing. They also placed a bond measure on the November ballot to allocate $4 billion for housing for low-income people and veterans. Brown's budget proposal also calls on the Legislature to place another bond measure on the November ballot for $2 billion to house people who are homeless or at risk of losing their homes. Lawmakers approved the money in 2016, but it has since been tied up in court because of a lawsuit that argues the money comes from a source voters approved to fund mental health services, not housing. Brown says bringing the issue directly to voters will clear up the legal questions and allow the money

to be spent. More than 25 percent of homeless Californians have severe mental illness, according to Brown's office. The budget proposal also includes an additional $312 million for overall mental health services, including care specifically for young people and early detection. Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg applauded the increased money for mental health and homeless aid in the updated budget proposal, known as the May revision. “For the first time ever in my memory, mental health is a lead issue in the May revision,” Steinberg said. “This is a tipping point.”

More Californians Choose to Register Without Political Party By Kathleen Ronayne SACRAMENTO—More than a quarter of California voters aren't registered in a political party, making independents the fastest growing share of voters in the state, according to state data released Thursday. They're nipping closer at the heels of Republicans; that party now outpaces independents by just 30,000 voters. “The Republicans aren't capturing the new California, and I think this is a result of especially the national party brand dragging down Republicans in California,” Thad Kousser said, chair of the political science department at the University of California in San Diego. Independent voters, who register as ‘no party preference,' grew by about 1 million since April 2014 to roughly 4.73 million registered voters. Republicans, meanwhile, have 4.76 million voters, down by about 300,000 since 2014. Democrats' 8.4 million voters

California Counties Sue Drug Makers Over Opioid Epidemic make up the largest share of the California electorate, at 44 percent. The party's share of the vote has held steady, dipping on occasion. Between January and April of this year, for example, both Republicans and Democrats lost some voters as independents gained. Even a slight slide is troubling news for Republicans, who risk coming out of the June 5 primary without a candidate

on the ballot for U.S. Senate or governor, although their chances are better in the governor's race. But the data does provide some good news for Republicans: They still outpace Democrats among registered voters in several key congressional districts. Democrats are targeting seven California U.S. House seats where Hillary Clinton won more votes than Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential race.

In the 48th District, where incumbent Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is seeking reelection, Republicans make up 40 percent of registered voters compared to Democrats, at 30 percent. In the 49th District, the seat being vacated by Rep. Darrell Issa, Republicans hold a 5-point edge. It's tighter in the 39th District, where Rep. Ed Royce is retiring, but Republicans still edge Democrats.

SACRAMENTO— Dozens of California counties are suing drug makers and pharmacy chains that officials say created a public nuisance by manufacturing and distributing prescription painkillers they say contributed to the deaths of 64,000 people in the United States in 2016 alone. The Sacramento Bee n Opioid, see page 8


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OPED Golfing While Black Is Not a Crime By Sandra Thompson, Esq. On Saturday, April 21, 2018, I woke up excited, anticipating a round of golf at Grandview Golf Club in York, Pa. I was going to play with four ladies from “Sisters in the Fairway” (SITF), a group of about 15 professional, predominantly African American women in York County, Pa., who golf. SITF are women of various levels of expertise from beginner to advanced golfers. The group was formed in 2008 as a sisterhood of ladies who golfed with their husbands, many of whom were members of the York County Black Golfers Association. We appreciate the challenge that golf presents and the control that golf requires. Golf lessons are required. We know and respect golf etiquette and rules. As a single mother, I prioritized raising two children, building my business and working in the community. In 2010, when my youngest child left for college, she suggested I “get some friends.” So, as an empty-nester, I took her suggestion. I was introduced to the ladies of SITF. I began playing around 2011-2012 and found that I loved the game. SITF normally travels to different courses throughout Central Pennsylvania in each outing. Some also play in other states and in other countries, when they travel. As individuals, we occasionally played at Grandview, which was now under new ownership. On this day, there was a slight wind and I took selfies on my way to the golf course. All five of us appeared at our scheduled tee times. I was given permission to play as a fifth member. We were the only group of African American women playing. It began great, even though Grandview had an hour delay. We did not complain. We were elated to see each other since we had not all been together since the past season. We took selfies, as we anticipated anticipating enjoying each other’s company, the day, and golf. We hit great drives “hitting them high and letting them fly.” We played “ready golf.” We were excited. Our excitement did not last. On just the second hole, former York County Commissioner Steve Chronister was pushy and aggressive, falsely accusing us of slowing down

the other players. He said he was refunding our membership, so we would leave. We reminded him that we paid and wanted to play. Our group was in shock. Despite the distractions, we made up time and finished the first half in about two hours as required. But the stress was too much. Our game was affected. We were upset— wondering whether Chronister was going to approach us again and dismayed that he wanted to refund our memberships, as though we and our money were worthless—so three women in our group left halfway through the game. When we, the remaining two, tried to continue playing to salvage the day, five large White men, including Steve and his son, Jordan Chronister, approached us and told us to get off their property. I became tongue-tied trying to ask why they were kicking us off the property when we had a paid membership and also paid for the day. They gave us multiple reasons, each one proving to be false. Because we questioned why we could not enjoy our membership and play golf, the police were called. I was bewildered. We had done nothing wrong. I was also embarrassed and humiliated having been made into

a spectacle as White men exited the golf restaurant area and watched the events unfold. We waited for the police. I was fearful and apprehensive as to what would occur when police arrived. What would be the officer's attitude? But I did not want to leave and have charges filed against me in the mail, because Grandview gave a false statement that I had no opportunity to answer. When police arrived, they heard my name and recognized me. The police were professional and went back and forth between Grandview Golf Club and us, advising us that Grandview wanted to refund the memberships of the entire group, even those who left early. The officers interviewed the group behind us and concluded that we were not playing slowly and maintained pace, even with five people. The group told the police we did not hold them up, and were pleasant to them. It was obvious that the police were called, because of Grandview’s owners reaction to the us, and not because the group behind us had complained. A few days after the incident, I was still anxious, because I did not know if they were going to file charges. I knew charges could be sent in the

I became tongue-tied trying to ask why they were kicking us off the property.

mail. It was not until the police chief issued a statement that no charges were warranted could I sigh in relief. Nevertheless, I developed headaches for a few days. I have been an attorney in Pennsylvania for over 18 years. I ran for judge in York County, Pa. in 2009 and 2017. I am the President of the York County, Pa., NAACP branch, Pennsylvania NAACP Legal Redress chair and former first vice president. I am also the vice chair of the York County Democratic Party. I advocate for criminal justice reform, voting rights, equal access to fair wages, employment, and quality housing and education. But, who cares about my titles? Everyone who pays their fee should be allowed to play golf, if they desire, without interruption, without false accusations, without intimidation, and without the threat of police, especially when they have committed no crime or disruption. I kept wondering whether the police were professional, because they knew me and what would have occurred had they not known me. While we waited, I texted the other three ladies who had left. I let them know that the police were called, and they became so upset they wanted to return for fear of what could happen. With the long history of how police interact with African Americans, businesses know, or should know, that when they call the police they are inviting them to arrest the person,

which could also lead to injury or death. This situation was not as bad as the recent arrest of two Black men at a Starbucks in Philadelphia, because we were not arrested nor was it as bad as the incident involving a 25-yearold Black woman at a Waffle House in Saraland, Ala., because police did not assault us. However, it is similar to them in that businesses are using the police as their personal complaint department and as enforcers without repercussion or accountability. Police must turn away once they learn that the matter is not criminal, but civil. Law enforcement policies and practices must change. Police must enforce laws against these businesses and their owners who file false complaints. Legislators must act to hold businesses accountable. Patrons and the community must stand up in the midst of these situations, instead of being passive observers or actively trying to concoct legitimate reasons for the mistreatment of Black patrons, when they are nonexistent. See something, say something. I commend the men who publicly spoke out for us. I am thankful for the public outcry of support. We, as African Americans, just want to live. Some wanted a place to meet, others wanted utensils for their meal, others wanted to exercise, and we simply wanted to golf. We demand the freedom to frequent businesses, to use services, to ask questions, and, yes, to even complain without the fear of being arrested, beaten or shot. The irrational fears of some White people should not be our problem and should not interfere with our quality of life. We will not stand idle or remain silent while our freedoms and lives are devalued and threatened. Despite the attempted movement to take us back to a time of second-class citizenry, we will not return. We will maintain the shout, “Forward Ever, Backward Never!” for ourselves and our brethren of other races, colors, nationalities, religion and of other protected classes. Only together will we make positive change. This article was originally published at TheCrisisMagazine.com. Sandra Thompson, Esq., is the president of the York County, Pa. branch of the NAACP.

Blacks Can’t Afford to Ignore Dental Health A Smile for Every Child: ‘Sharing Smiles Day’ and the Importance of Dental Health

By Julianne Malveaux While Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) over the all children, provide a safety net, access to dental care is a big issue, especially for children of color. According to the Pew Charitable Trusts, “tooth decay is the most common chronic disease among children in the United States, five times as prevalent as asthma, and dental care is one of the nation’s greatest unmet children’s health needs.,” Why? Sometimes children’s parents simply did not arrange for them to see a dentist. Sometimes, dental services were not available in particular areas, for example, dental needs are sometimes more likely to be addressed in emergency rooms than dental clinics. And, a 2016 report from the Department of Health and Human Services said that dental provider shortages were at least part of the reason some children, especially low-income Black and Hispanic children, lack dental care. Children pay a big price when their dental needs are

unmet. In the worst and most extreme cases, as in that of Maryland’s Deamonte Driver, children can die, because they do not have access to basic dental services. “Childhood dental decay can lead to pain, difficulty eating, speaking and sleeping, and more serious infections, some of which can be lifethreatening,” said Dr. Diane Earle, the managing dental director for Kool Smiles.

To address some of the need, Kool Smiles, a division of the Benevis Corporation, is offering free dental care to children in need on Sunday, May 20. Offices in 13 states plus Washington, D.C. will be open to provide dental exams, extractions, fillings, sealants, and other emergency services. The free day is open to children who either lack insurance or are underinsured. To be sure, Kool Smiles can’t possibly provide a smile for every child, but they are taking a step in the right direction. This year represents the fourth year that the organization has offered the free service. It’s first-come, firstserve; so if you are interested, check out mykoolsmiles.com/ sharing smiles, where you can register for a free appointment. In the past three years more than 1,400 children have received free dental health care, with more than 500 being treated last year. Kool Smiles hopes to serve even more children this year.

Access to safe and affordable health care has been part of my portfolio for some years. In 2015, I had the privilege of spending a week at Meharry Medical College, lecturing on health policy. The challenges that people of color face around health care can be distilled to the 3 A’s: Access, Assets, and Attitudes. All too often access is limited, because people live in the wrong areas, because providers are unavailable, or because there are other reasons people can’t physically get to the care they need. Assets determine almost everything—if you don’t have the dollars, no matter what the proximity, you won’t likely have the care you need. Finally, the attitudes of both providers and patients make a difference in who seeks care and in what kind of care is provided. Recent work on maternal mortality among African American women, regardless of race, suggests that racial attitudes in treatment make a difference. Consider the case of our superstar, Serena Williams, who almost died giving birth to her precious Alexis Olympia, partly, because of some preconceived notions about Black folks on the part of misguided medical professionals. Mental health and dental health are the two parts of

healthcare that are most frequently ignored. It is not enough to simply get an annual checkup. Increasing research shows that mental health and physical health are inextricably intertwined. Dental health, all too frequently, is ignored. Even those with “good” health insurance may have limited

Childhood dental decay can lead to pain, difficulty eating, speaking and sleeping. dental insurance. And lowerincome folks rely on Medicaid and CHIP, but may not have anywhere to go to get the help they need. Dental practitioners like Dr. Diane Earle, a secondgeneration Meharry-trained dentist, stand in the gap for those who may not have access to healthcare. In her role as Managing Dental Director for Kool Smiles, Earle said that, “Sharing Smiles Day is an opportunity for our dentists and staff to put a smile back on the faces of children who need dental care but whose families cannot afford it.” Pew says that more than 18

million low-income children had no access to health care in 2014. Kool Smile’s modest effort to see 500 or more children on May 20 doesn’t begin to deal with the enormity of the challenge, but it’s an effort that will make a big difference for the children who are treated. And it’s an opportunity for us to reflect on the importance of dental health that the role that dental service organizations (DSOs) like Kool Smiles can play in closing the dental health gap. Full disclosure: I’ve worked with Benevis and Kool Smiles and their dental service organization, Benevis, on a program called Watch Yo’ Mouth, featuring Dr. Diane Earle and healthy living author Debra Peek-Haynes. We plan to offer more of these programs in coming months. Meanwhile, though, I am excited about Sharing Smiles Day and about developing ways more lowincome children can have access to dental care, so that there can be a healthy smile for every child in our nation. Julianne Malveaux is an author, economist and founder of Economic Education. Her latest book “Are We Better Off? Race, Obama and Public Policy” is available to order at Amazon.com and at www. juliannemalveaux.com.


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OPED Honoring Birmingham’s Great Children’s Crusade Which Changed Our Nation By Marian Wright Edelman “Daddy,” the boy said, “I don't want to disobey you, but I have made my pledge. If you try to keep me home, I will sneak off. If you think I deserve to be punished for that, I'll just have to take the punishment. For, you see, I'm not doing this only because I want to be free. I'm doing it also because I want freedom for you and Mama, and I want it to come before you die.” This teenage boy overheard talking to his father by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the many hundreds of Birmingham children and youths who 55 years ago this month decided to stand up for their and all our freedom. They stood up to fire hoses and police dogs, went to jail, and finally broke the back of Jim Crow in that city known as “Bombingham.” Last week, Jack and Jill of America, Inc. invited the Children's Defense Fund to come together with them and over 2,000 children, youths and families from across the country in Birmingham’s Civil Rights District to commemorate that inspiring and courageous act of resistance and peaceful protest that played a pivotal role in changing American history. The anniversary celebration of the Birmingham Children's Crusade was designed to remember, honor and follow the example of those frontline child soldiers and transforming catalysts in America’s greatest moral movement of the twentieth century – the movement for civil rights and equal justice. The Children’s Crusade happened at a critical time in the civil rights struggle in Birmingham. In April 1963 the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, together with the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights and its great and fearless leader Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, had started a direct action desegregation campaign in the city. There were mass meetings, lunch counter sit-ins, nonviolent marches, and boycotts of segregated stores during the busy Easter shopping season. Dr. King became one of

several hundred people arrested in the first weeks of the campaign when he was jailed for violating an antiprotest injunction on April 12, Good Friday, and four days later wrote his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” As the days went on with little response from city leaders a new idea was raised: including more children and youths. Children didn’t face some of the risks adults might, including losing breadwinning jobs, and college students had already proven to be extremely effective activists in cities across the South in desegregating lunch counters. But once it became clear that many of the children volunteering for meetings and training sessions in Birmingham were high school students and some even younger, concern was raised about whether allowing and encouraging them to protest was too dangerous. Dr. King later described the decision this way: “Even though we realized that involving teenagers and highschool students would bring down upon us a heavy fire of criticism, we felt that we needed this dramatic new dimension. Our people were demonstrating daily and going to jail in numbers, but we were still beating our heads against the brick wall of the city officials’ stubborn resolve to maintain the status quo. Our fight, if won, would benefit people of all ages. But most of all we were inspired with a desire to give to our young a true sense of their own stake in freedom and justice. We believed they would have the courage to respond to our call.” The children’s response “exceeded

our fondest dreams.” James Bevel, Andrew Young, Bernard Lee, and Dorothy Cotton helped identify and train the students. Black disc jockeys were key allies in encouraging and deploying their listeners. May 2 was “D-Day.” Class presidents, star athletes, and prom queens from local high schools led the way as hundreds of children skipped class, gathered at the 16th Street Baptist Church, and marched into downtown Birmingham in groups of fifty, organized into lines two by two and singing freedom songs. More than a thousand students marched the first day and many hundreds were arrested. Virulently racist police commissioner Bull Connor’s overwhelmed force started using school buses to take the children to jail. But that first wave was only the beginning. When hundreds more returned the next day, Bull Connor directed the police and fire department to begin using force on the child marchers. The decision surprised even those used to his meanness and brutality but it was not enough to stop the determined young marchers. The searing heartbreaking pictures of children being battered and tossed about by powerful fire hoses and attacked by police dogs appeared on front pages around the country and world and helped turn the tide of public opinion in support of Dr. King’s local and the national civil rights movement’s fight for justice. Marches and protests continued in Birmingham with children leading the way. As some were arrested and attacked more and more kept coming to take their place, leaving Birmingham jails so overflowing that some child prisoners were held at the city’s fairground and others in an open-air stockade where they were pelted by rain. On May 8 a temporary truce was called and on May 10 an agreement was reached that released the jailed children and others on bond and paved the way for desegregation of Birmingham’s public facilities. But hateful White segregationists in the city did not give in quietly. Within hours the Gaston Motel where Dr.

King and other SCLC leaders stayed and Dr. King’s brother Reverend A.D. King’s home were firebombed. Four months later, a bomb was placed under the steps of the 16th Street Baptist Church with a timer set to go off Sunday morning that exploded as children were in the church’s basement preparing to lead Youth Sunday services. Fourteenyear-olds Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley and 11-year-old Denise McNair were killed and more than 20 others were injured. More than a year later, when one interviewer asked Dr. King how he felt after that bombing, he first described his despair at thinking that if men could be that bestial maybe there really was no hope. But, he said, time had eventually “buoyed me with the inspiration of another moment which I shall never forget: when I saw with my own eyes over three thousand young Negro boys and girls, totally unarmed, leave Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church to march to a prayer meeting – ready to pit nothing but the power of their bodies and souls against Bull Connor’s police dogs, clubs, and fire hoses.” He told the same interviewer: “I never will forget a moment in Birmingham when a white policeman accosted a little Negro girl, seven or eight years old, who was walking in a demonstration with her mother. ‘What do you want?’ the policeman asked her gruffly, and the little girl looked him straight in the eye and answered, ‘Fee-dom.’ She couldn’t even pronounce it, but she knew. It was beautiful! Many times when I have been in sorely trying situations, the memory of that little one has come into my mind, and has buoyed me.” The same example that buoyed Dr. King should inspire us today. It has been thrilling to see young people

step forward to protest the egregious actions this Administration is taking against immigrants. It has been thrilling to see young people mobilized to reaffirm that Black Lives Matter. It was thrilling for those who participated in the March for Our Lives to hear so many young people from the stage speaking to the need to Protect Children, Not Guns and to see so many others taking part in school walkouts across the country – all nonviolently! And it was thrilling to be in Birmingham last weekend with Jack and Jill’s wonderful families and see some of the original marchers standing up again along with a new generation of engaged children and parents to honor the sacrifices that changed Birmingham and America and pick up the baton and to sit next to the young African American Birmingham Mayor. And what an honor to arrive at the Fred Shuttlesworth International Airport named for the most courageous God fearing man I know, undeterred by multiple bombings of his churches and threats to his life. The Children’s Crusade reminds all of us that children can be transforming agents of change who can show us adults the way to becoming a just and safer nation. Ending the violence of poverty and guns is the call before us. Let us join with our children and march and vote for freedom from both.

The Children’s Crusade happened at a critical time in the Civil Rights struggle in Birmingham.

Marian Wright Edelman is President of the Children's Defense Fund whose Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. For more information, go to www. childrensdefense.org.

Fighting Discrimination in the Housing Market Takes A Strong FHA By Charlene Crowell In the classic movie film, “Gone with the Wind,” the owner of the Tara plantation admonished his daughter for remarking that she didn’t care about her home. In a sharp rebuke, Gerald O-Hara declared that “land was the only thing worth living for, worth fighting for…worth dying for.” For the fictional O’Hara family, Tara was their home, and the source of the family’s wealth. Fast forward to the 21st century, having a home remains a rock-solid route to building wealth that grows and becomes a key opportunity to share that same wealth inter-generationally. Unless you are among those who have been denied your own American Dream. New research by the Center for Responsible Lending finds that today’s racial wealth gaps were supported and sustained by the federal government’s Fair Housing Administration (FHA). From the program’s inception during the 1930s, FHA perpetuated racial discrimination by making mortgage credit broadly available to White borrowers and at the same time, excluding Blacks and other people of color. More importantly, FHA has an important role to play in leveling today’s mortgage finance field and its two-tiered system. “These homeownership rate disparities did not occur by chance,” argued Peter Smith and Melissa Stegman, authors of “Repairing a two-tiered system: The critical but complex role of FHA.” “The homeownership rate gap between Whites and people of color is in

large part due to historic federal housing policy choices that created decades-long impacts.” CRL, however, credits FHA mortgage lending as an important aid to the nation’s economic recovery following the Great Recession. As much of private mortgage lending retreated during the housing crisis, FHA increased its purchase market share to 42 percent in 2009. Prior to that economic crisis, FHA’s market share was only 8.8 percent of the market. Today, with much of the mortgage market recovered, unnecessarily tight and expensive credit in the conventional mortgage market often makes FHA the only option to finance homeownership for low- to moderateincome borrowers, lower-wealth borrowers, and borrowers of color. This single-option also means that borrowers broadly denied the lower-cost, most-affordable private loans available, have a slower rate of home appreciation due to fees and insurance that accompany governmentbacked loans. CRL’s analysis of mortgage data from 2004 to 2016 found that: • The FHA market share for Black and Latino borrowers now approaches half of all purchase mortgage lending to these borrowers; • FHA is the major source of mortgage credit for higher-income Black and Latino borrows as compared to conventional lending; • Tight and expensive credit in the conventional market has led to FHA becoming the only mortgage option for many borrowers of color, low-to-moderate

Homeownership rate disparities did not occur by chance.

income families, and lower-wealth families. • Of the top 10 FHA home purchase lenders in 2004, five were banks and five were non-depositories; by 2016, eight of the top 10 FHA lenders were non-depositories. It is important to note that the withdrawal of banks leaving the FHA insured program, comes at a time of record profits, made possible in large by taxpayer dollars that provided a financial bailout of failing financial institutions, during the housing collapse. These lenders exit the program at a time when it is inadequately funded and lacks up-to-date technology that could enhance its administrative functions. Further, the exit of large banks additionally became a gateway for non-depository institutions to fill the market’s gap. Non-banks, subject to fair lending protections, are not however included in the Community Reinvestment Act. Many of the financial abuses that led to

the housing crisis began with unregulated and non-bank lenders. State attorneys general would counter this lender claim by pointing to the $25 billion national mortgage settlement reached with five of the nation’s largest mortgage servicers as evidence that lenders engaged in egregious conduct in clear violation of the law. The significance of major banks withdrawing from the mortgage market is further underscored by other findings shared in a related report by the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA): • Since 1988, close to $1 billion in victim compensation has resulted from lawsuits alleging redlining and discrimination by mortgage lenders; • Housing discrimination complaints grew from 2016 to 2017’s 28,843 cases; • Of 2017’s discriminatory housing complaints, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) processed less than five percent, or 1,311; and • Among the 6,896 complaints processed by state and local Fair Housing Assistance Program Agencies, the Department of Justice brought only 41 cases. “As the 2018 Trends Report shows, we must put an end to the many institutionalized barriers that prevent too many families in this country from fair access to housing,” said Lisa Rice, the NFHA President and CEO. “We cannot build a thriving society as long as our nation is plagued by discrimination, segregation, and severe economic inequality.” CRL President Mike Calhoun said that in the year that marks a half century of the Fair Housing Act it is appropriate to acknowledge the journey traveled in five decades. It’s also the time to, “look ahead to the hundreds of miles yet to travel, before fair housing is a reality for all,” Calhoun said.


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HEALTH

L.A. Care Celebrates Women’s Health Week with Life-Saving Workshops

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ANCER remains the second leading cause of death for women, just behind heart disease, but many still don’t know how they can prevent the disease. In celebration of National Women’s Health Week May 13 – 19, L.A. Care Health Plan is hosting a series of free wellness workshops on breast, cervical and colorectal cancer at its Inglewood Family Resource Center. The workshops will educate women about screenings, early detection, and prevention of the three types of cancer. One in eight women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, with more than 266,000 cases expected to be diagnosed this year. While survival rates have increased over the years, nearly 41,000 women are expected to die from breast cancer this year.

Cervical cancer does not occur as often as breast cancer, but survival rates are much lower. It’s estimated more than 13,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer this year and nearly a third will die. The lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is one in 24 for women. It is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in both men and women, with more than 50,600 deaths expected this year in men and women.

When: Thursday, May 17, 2-4 pm – Breast and Cervical Cancer Workshop Friday, May 18, 2-4 pm – Colorectal Cancer Workshop Where: Inglewood Family Resource Center 3111 West Century Boulevard Suite 100

Graduates Losing Health Coverage Eligible for Covered California

Cancer Docs Feel Unprepared, But Recommend Marijuana Anyway By Carla K. Johnson

completed surveys from 237 doctors, or 63 percent. SEATTLE—Nearly half of U.S. cancer Marijuana is considered an illegal doctors who responded to a survey say drug by federal officials and federal they've recently recommended medical restrictions have limited research. Last marijuana to patients, although most say year, the National Academies of Sciences, they don't know enough about medicinal Engineering and Medicine concluded use. the lack of scientific information about The results reflect how marijuana marijuana poses a risk to public health. policy in some states has outpaced There's evidence marijuana can treat research, the study authors said. All 29 chronic pain in adults and medications states with medical marijuana programs similar to marijuana can ease nausea from allow doctors to recommend it to cancer chemotherapy. patients. But no rigorous studies in cancer In the study, 67 percent of cancer patients exist. That leaves doctors to doctors said they view marijuana as a make assumptions from other research useful addition to standard pain therapies, on similar prescription drugs, or in other with 75 percent saying it posed less risk types of patients. of overdose than opioids. About half view “The big takeaway is we need more marijuana as equal to, or more effective research, plain than, standard and simple,” said treatments for Dr. Ilana Braun cancer-related of Dana-Farber nausea. Cancer Institute in Mar iju an a Boston, who led isn't harmless. the study published The National last week in the Academies report Journal of Clinical said pot smoking Dr. Ilana Braun, Dana-Farber Oncology. may be linked to Cancer Institute Patients want to higher chances of know what their traffic accidents, doctors think about using marijuana. In chronic bronchitis from long-term use the new study, cancer doctors said their and schizophrenia and other causes of conversations about marijuana were psychosis, especially in the most frequent almost always started by patients and their users. families, not by the doctors themselves. Dr. Steven Pergam of Seattle Cancer Overall, nearly eight in 10 cancer Care Alliance answers questions about doctors reported having discussed marijuana's safety from his colleagues at marijuana with patients or their families, the treatment center. with 46 percent recommending it for pain His responses depend on the patient. and other cancer-related problems to at A dying patient with cancer that's spread? least one patient in the past year. “Whatever they want to do to make Among those who said they themselves comfortable,” said Pergam, recommended marijuana, 56 percent said who wasn't involved in the new research. they did not have sufficient knowledge to A patient with leukemia, however, should do so. be warned of a theoretical possibility of a “They're not as close-minded as you fungal infection tied to cannabis use. might think, and they also feel they have a “If we're not comfortable having these lot to learn,” Braun said. discussions, patients will get information The survey was conducted in a random from other sources, and it's not going to be sample of cancer doctors; researchers got as reliable,” he said.

They're not as closeminded as you might think, and they also feel they have a lot to learn.

You have finally climbed the mountaintop and are about to graduate from college. You’re going to walk across that stage, grab that diploma and begin the rest of your life. But life can change in an instant, and it’s imperative to have the important things — like your health — covered. Graduation means some of you may be coming off a school-sponsored health plan, or turning 26, the limit for when you can remain on your parents’ health plan. Some of you may be getting married and entering a new phase of life. “Congratulations, graduates, for conditions, you are eligible to get health everything you have achieved. As you insurance coverage and join your fellow prepare to move onto the next stage of your Californians in having one less thing to life, ask yourself: What am I doing for health worry about. care?” said Covered California Executive Make sure you take advantage of the Director Peter V. Lee. “If you are leaving financial help available to you and your your coverage behind when you graduate, family. During the recently completed then you may be eligible to enroll through open-enrollment period, the 85 percent of Covered California’s special-enrollment Covered California enrollees who receive period. Taking care of your health gives subsidies saw their cost of coverage drop 11 you the freedom percent in 2018 over to pursue your the previous year. dreams.” Nearly 60 percent Graduating and of subsidy-eligible thus losing your enrollees have access coverage, turning to Silver coverage 26 and coming off for less than $100 Covered California Executive of your parents’ plan per month, and Director Peter V. Lee and getting married 74 percent can are all scenarios purchase Bronze that might make you eligible for special coverage for less than $10 per month. That’s enrollment through Covered California, less than what some people pay for their cell the agency that administers the Patient phone bill. Protection and Affordable Care Act in For more information on specialCalifornia. There are currently more than enrollment rules, visit: http://www. 250,000 Californians between the ages of 19 CoveredCA.com/individuals-and-families/ and 29 enrolled in a plan through Covered getting-covered/special-enrollment. California, and they are receiving affordable, Those who qualify for Medi-Cal may enroll name-brand insurance coverage. through Covered California year round. The following circumstances are among Eligible consumers who are interested in the more common reasons individuals signing up should go to www.CoveredCA. become eligible for special enrollment: com where they can get help to enroll. They • They lose their health coverage because can explore their options and find out if they they have lost or changed jobs. qualify for financial help by using the Shop • They get married or enter a domestic and Compare Tool. They can also get free partnership. and confidential enrollment assistance by • They have a baby, adopt a child or place visiting www.coveredca.com/find-help/ and a child for adoption or in foster care. searching among 800 storefronts statewide, • They move and gain access to new or more than 17,000 certified enrollers who Covered California health insurance plans can assist consumers in understanding their that were not available where they previously choices and enrolling, including individuals lived. who can assist in other languages. In • They become a citizen, a U.S. national addition, consumers can reach the Covered or a lawfully present individual. California service center by calling (800) If you qualify under any of these 300-1506.

Taking care of your health gives you the freedom to pursue your dreams.


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NEWS Fall of Edgy Author Diaz Disappoints, Confounds Followers By Alexandria Villarreal

Jersey to an award-winning author and professor, he defied the odds to Long before an emotional become an American success story. public disclosure of his He landed on The New Yorker magazine's “20 Under 40” list in 1999. childhood rape, or the By then, he'd already published his allegations of his own sexual first short story collection, “Drown.” misconduct that followed, In 2008, he won a Pulitzer Prize for author Junot Diaz was a his first novel. pioneering and polarizing In 2012, Diaz was awarded a figure. MacArthur genius grant, and his second short story collection, “This He emerged as one of the few Is How You Lose Her,” earned a prominent Latino voices in English spot on The New York Times' “100 literature, with a reputation earned Notable Books.” through story lines that featured Diaz became a go-to name for blurred sexual consent, victims who teachers, who directed students to wanted to be victims and characters his work when trying to show how caught in a cycle of unhealthy diverse American literature can be, relationships. The plots edge eerily said Joseph George, a lecturer at close to some accounts his accusers the University of North Carolinahave shared. Greensboro. The women, empowered in “Personally, I was intrigued by the part by the way he exposed ( h a s h ) M e To o the male ego,” movement, George said. “It broadened his seems foolish notoriety with now to say it, their allegations but I read it as a of abusive confession and a behavior. They deconstruction told of forced that we could kisses and look at why men i n appropr i ate think this way.” verbal attacks, George often leaving the assigned Diaz's literary and “How to Date a c a d e m i c A Brown Girl community (Black girl, white grappling with Author Zinzi Clemmons girl, or halfie)” in the fall of one of his class. Some the most acclaimed minority authors students recoiled at the title alone. in the 21st century. They told him they found its narrator “It's hard to really overestimate “disgusting,” but he pushed them to how prominent his voice is,” delve further and try to see how the said Melissa Gonzalez, assistant text agreed with them. professor at Davidson College in George, a white man who said he North Carolina. “He's one of the few has never suffered sexual misconduct, Latinos who has really not only been now does not feel equipped canonized but also established his to incorporate Diaz's work voice as very important.” in his courses. Diaz did not respond to a request “I'm not the person to for comment from the Associated teach it, at least not now,” Press. But he told The New York George said. “It requires a Times he takes responsibility for his different level of expertise past. and sensitivity.” “I am listening to and learning He's not alone. Greg from women's stories in this essential Barnhisel, an English and overdue cultural movement,” he professor at Duquesne said. “We must continue to teach all University in Pittsburgh, men about consent and boundaries.” has opted not to use Diaz's A 49-year-old Dominican- books for a gateway English American writer known for mixing class next academic year. Spanish and English in his prose, He does not want to spend Diaz has broken down barriers in the time unpacking Diaz's the literary mainstream. From a personal life instead of 6-year-old immigrant new to New focusing on literature.

It is time for the burden of his bad behavior to be laid squarely at his feet, and for him to deal with the consequences of his actions.

The accusations against Diaz began with a panel at the Sydney Writers' Festival on May 4, when author Zinzi Clemmons confronted him about how he had allegedly mistreated her when she was in graduate school. Hours later, after Clemmons tweeted that Diaz cornered and forcibly kissed her six years ago, other women took to social media to share their stories of verbal abuse and perceived misogyny by him. Before the allegations surfaced, Diaz had published his own story of childhood abuse, revealing in The New Yorker last month that he was repeatedly raped when he was 8 years old. “It is time for the burden of his bad behavior to be laid squarely at his feet, and for him to deal with the consequences of his actions,” Clemmons wrote in a statement to the AP. “Not in a self-serving personal essay, but by losing some of what he has accumulated while conducting himself in this manner.” Reaction has been swift. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where Diaz teaches, is investigating, and the Pulitzer Prize Board is conducting an independent review. Though readers

South African Photographer Of Iconic Protest Image Dies By Andrew Meldrum JOHANNESBURG—Tributes are being paid following the death of Sam Nzima, the South African photographer who took the iconic image of a Black high school student carrying a fatally wounded fellow pupil away from the gunfire of apartheid police in 1976. Nzima, 83, died Saturday night in a hospital in the northwestern city of Nelspruit, said his son, Thulani Nzima. The photographer had collapsed two days earlier but did not recover in the hospital, he said. Nzima's photograph of the Soweto student uprising galvanized international public opinion against apartheid, South Africa's system of racial discrimination that ended in 1994. The compelling photo shows 16-year-old Mbuyisa Makhubu carrying the crumpled body of 13-year-old Hector Pieterson, as Pieterson's sister reacts in horror. “Sam Nzima was one of a kind,” said President Cyril Ramaphosa,

in a statement Sunday. “His camera captured the full brutality of apartheid oppression on the nation's psyche and history.” Nzima's photo of the dying Pieterson “caused the world to come to terms with the ... evil of the apartheid system,” said South Africa's ruling party, the African National Congress, in a statement. “This came at a price to Nzima who was subjected to countless acts of intimidation.” Harassed by the apartheid regime, Nzima resigned from The World newspaper and left Johannesburg for his hometown Lilydale, where he was placed under house arrest for 19 months. Nzima said that for many years he regretted taking the photo because it destroyed his career in journalism. But he became proud when he saw the lasting influence of his photo and its contribution to ending apartheid, he said. In 1998 Nzima won the copyright for the much reproduced photo. In his later years he taught

photography to young students in rural Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga Province. Nzima's photo is the centerpiece of the Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum which shows history of the Soweto students' uprising on June 16, 1976. The museum was opened in Soweto in 2002 and is one of South Africa's most visited sites. Pieterson's sister, Antoinette, whose grief is captured in the photo, has for many years been a guide at the museum. In 2011 Nzima was awarded South Africa's Order of Ikhamanga, which honors South Africans who excel in the arts, culture and journalism. Nzima's photo was named one of the 100 most influential photographs in history by Time Magazine in 2016. “Suddenly the world could no longer ignore apartheid,” wrote Time. “The seeds of international opposition that would eventually topple the racist system had been planted by a photograph.”

have expressed their disappointment over the allegations, some see the scandal as an opportunity for other Latino writers to get noticed. “His literary presence has sucked a lot of the air out of the room,” said Gonzalez, the Davidson professor. “A lot of the anger in this moment is about that fact.”

To help with their efforts, in a space of two weeks, Zainab and Taylor raised close to twenty thousand dollars, to buy a truck load medical supplies and drugs. While she helped out with registering patients and dispersing prescriptions, Taylor captured it all on film. The resulting film will debut at New York’s Lincoln Center on the final day of the Festival, May 22nd.


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NEWS

Retirement Concert Set for Rev. Paul A. Hill “Songs in the Key of Life,” a musical journey in celebration of the retirement of Rev. Paul A. Hill will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 20th at Grace United Methodist Church, 4112 W. Slauson Ave., Los Angeles. Admission is free.

REV. Hill has served 40 years in ordained ministry in the United Methodist Church,” Charles McWells, Grace Church’s lay leader said. This event will feature music from all of the Grace choirs to honor his work. We have been truly blessed by Pastor Hill’s leadership.” Rev. Hill ministered in Texas and Massachusetts

before moving to Los Angeles and working in Tarzana, Compton and Holman United Methodist Church. He was appointed to lead the congregation at Grace in 2001. Since then, the church has conducted a number of outreach events, including a monthly “Drive by Prayer,” where drivers on Slauson can

stop in for personal prayer without getting out of their cars. Recent community forum events at the church have included job fairs, HIV tests and discussion panels on socioeconomic indicators like education,

THEME: MOUNTAINS AND RANGES

and Pastoral Care from Boston University School of Theology. He honorably served in the U.S. Army for two years before completing his B.A. degree, including a year in South Korea in the Finance Corp and Chaplaincy Corp.

research and monitoring efforts, and is a valuable resource for state and local policymakers addressing critical climate adaptation and mitigation needs.” One of the more positive outcomes discussed in the report is that despite an increase in the state’s population and economic output, California’s pioneering policies designed to curb emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) have led to an overall decline in emissions as well as decreased emissions per capita and per dollar of its gross state product. • Temperature: Average air temperatures have increased throughout the state since 1895, with temperatures increasing at a faster rate since the mid1970s. The last four years were the hottest on record,

with 2014 being the warmest, followed by 2015, 2017, and 2016. Nighttime temperatures have been rising faster than daytime temperatures. • Wildfires: The five largest fire years since 1950 occurred in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2015. Preliminary data suggest that 2017, which included the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in state history (Sonoma and Napa counties) and the largest wildfire in state history (Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties), will rank as the second largest fire year in terms of total acreage. • Drought: California is becoming drier, with unprecedented dry years in 2014 and 2015. The recent drought from 2012 to 2016 was the most extreme since instrumental records began.

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is unquestioned, and this report builds on the essential scientific foundation that informs our efforts to respond to climate change.” CalEPA’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) compiled the 36 indicators of climate change, drawing upon monitoring data from throughout the state and a wide variety of research studies carried out by state and federal agencies, universities and research institutions. “These indicators illustrate in stark terms how climate change is affecting our state, and the growing threat climate change poses to our future,” said OEHHA Director Dr. Lauren Zeise. “This report demonstrates the value of California’s extensive

STATEPOINT CROSSWORD

employment, family and the justice system. Rev. Hill was born in Dallas, TX and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from North Texas State University and Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Pastoral Counseling

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32. Spy's cover 33. Argentine dance 34. *____ Ridge, word's longest underwater range 36. Kings of ____ band 38. "Why not?" 42. Jeopardy 45. "Tide" target 49. Mine deposit 51. Pergolas 54. Move like ivy 56. Cereal killer 57. Cold War enemies 58. Dwarf buffalo 59. Lazily 60. Rejections 61. Unagi, pl. 62. Pakistani language 63. Give an impression 66. *Mauna ___, Hawaii's highest peak 68. Oreo to milk

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

reported Thursday that Sacramento, Placer and 10 other Northern California counties filed a lawsuit this week in federal court in Sacramento alleging that racketeering and fraud by the companies led to the nation's opioid epidemic. Officials say 30 California counties are expected to file such lawsuits. “The number of annual opioid prescriptions written in the United States is now roughly equal to the number of adults in the population,” the 322-page lawsuit said.

“Many Americans are now to deal with the epidemic, addicted to prescription Placer County attorney opioids, and the number of Brett Holt said. deaths due to prescription It claims there were 1,925 opioid-related Many Americans are now deaths in California in 2016 and blames the addicted to prescription makers of such drugs opioids, and the number of for “false, deceptive deaths due to prescription and unfair marketing” opioid overdose is that made opioids the most prescribed class unacceptable. of drugs, generating opioid overdose is $11 billion in revenues for unacceptable.” drug companies in 2010. The lawsuit is part of A spokesman for the a nationwide effort by Healthcare Distribution local governments to seek Alliance, which represents repayment for money spent distributors named in the lawsuits, said the lawsuits are misplaced. “The misuse and abuse of prescription opioids is a complex public health challenge that requires a collaborative and systemic response that engages all stakeholders,” said vice president John Parker. He said the idea that drug distributors are responsible for the number of opioid prescriptions “defies common sense and lacks understanding of how the pharmaceutical supply chain actually works and is regulated.” SODOKU SOLUTION


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THE BULLETIN, WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2018

LEGAL NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. CA-17-800690-AB Order No.: 170476770-CAVOI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/23/2013. 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): ISAAC S AGUILAR, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, AND MANUEL S AGUILAR, A SINGLE MAN, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 4/16/2013 as Instrument No. 20130558429 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 5/24/2018 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Doubletree Hotel Los AngelesNorwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, in the Vineyard Ballroom Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $296,221.93 The purported property address is: 1417-1419 W 130TH STREET, COMPTON, CA 90222 Assessor's Parcel No.: 6145-007-023 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 800-280-2832 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-17-800690-AB. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser's sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary's Agent, or the Beneficiary's Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right's against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 411 Ivy Street San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2832 Or Login to: http://www. qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-17-800690-AB IDSPub #0139619 5/2/2018 5/9/2018 5/16/2018 SchId:70767 AdId:23598 CustId:608 -----------PUBLIC NOTICE BUDGET HEARINGS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COMPTON WILL HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2018/2019 BUDGET ON TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018 AND JUNE 19, 2018 at 5:00 P.M., IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS OF COMPTON CITY HALL. ALL CITIZENS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND AND PROVIDE THE COUNCIL WITH WRITTEN AND/OR ORAL COMMENTS AND ASK QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CITY'S PROPOSED BUDGET. THE PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2018/2019 BUDGET CAN BE INSPECTED BY THE PUBLIC FROM 7:00 AM UNTIL 6:00 PM, MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY IN THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE, COMPTON CITY HALL, 205 SOUTH WILLOWBROOK AVENUE BEGINNING MAY 31, 2018. ALITA GODWIN, CMC CITY CLERK PUBLISH: May 9, 2018, May 16, 2018, May 23, 2018 and May 30, 2018 SchId:70888 AdId:23641 CustId:314 -----------NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF THELMA EASON Case No. 18STPB03708 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of THELMA EASON A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Danielle Brown in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Danielle Brown be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's

lost will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. Copies of the lost 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 May 21, 2018 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 9 located at 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: LARRY D LEWELLYN ESQ SBN 141687 LAW OFFICES OF LARRY D LEWELLYN 2305 TORRANCE BLVD TORRANCE CA 90501 CN948835 EASON May 2,9,16, 2018 SchId:70893 AdId:23642 CustId:65 -----------REQUEST FOR QUOTATION (RFQ) CITY OF COMPTON PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT SEALED PROPOSALS will be received at the office of the City Clerk, City of Compton, 205 South Willowbrook Avenue, Compton, CA 90220 on or before June 13, 2018, opened and read in the City Clerk’s Office, 205 South Willowbrook Avenue, Compton, CA 90220. The Proposal package will be available online at www.comptoncity.org on May 2, 2018 All Proposals shall be enclosed in a sealed envelope addressed to: City Clerk, City of Compton 205 South Willowbrook Avenue Compton CA 90220 And marked outside with: “Request for Proposal for Sidewalk Trip Hazard Remediation” The proposed work shall be performed in accordance with the contract specifications and other contract documents as specified herein and shall consist of the following general work descriptions: to provide SIDEWALK TRIP HAZARD REMEDIATION in the City of Compton. If you need additional information, please contact John Strickland, at (310) 605-5505. The Agency reserves the right, after opening Proposals, to reject any or all Proposals, or to make award to the lowest responsible bidder and reject all other Proposals; to waive any informality in the Proposals; and to accept any Proposals or portion thereof; and to take all Proposals under advisement for a period of Ninety (90) calendar days. will be compared on the basis of the engineer's estimate of the quantities of the several items of work as shown on the Bid Sheets. Only such plans, specifications, and items of work as are appropriate shall apply to the work as bid. At the time of contract award, the contractor shall possess a Class A Contractor's License or a combination of Specialty Contractor's License(s) adequate to perform the work herein described. All subcontractors shall have equivalent licenses for their specific trades. The contractor and all subcontractors shall have a valid City of Compton business license prior to commencing work. Alita Godwin City Clerk PUBLISH: May 2, 2018 May 9, 2018 May 16, 2018 SchId:70898 AdId:23644 CustId:314 -----------PUBLIC NOTICE OF INVITATION FOR BIDS Sealed bids are invited for: 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 3:00 P.M. May 24, 2018 opened and read in the City Clerk’s Office, 205 S. Willowbrook Avenue, Compton, CA 90220. For qualified developers to acquire and develop City of Compton Successor Agency owned property known as 1716 East Rosecrans Avenue for CommercialRetail, Mixed Use or Residential Development. Bid deadline- Bid submissions should be received no later than 3 pm on May 24, 2018 at the City of Compton City Clerk’s Office at 205 S. Willowbrook Avenue, Compton, CA 90220. Bid information may be obtained on the City’s website as of Thursday, May 3, 2018. Contact Leslie NacionalesTafoya, Administrative Analyst at 310-605-5697 or lnacionalestafoya@comptoncity.org for any inquiries. ALITA GODWIN CITY CLERK PUBLISH: MAY 2, 2018 MAY 9, 2018 MAY 16, 2018 SchId:70901 AdId:23645 CustId:314 -----------T.S. No. 16-0386-11 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED 注:本文 件包含一个信息摘要 참고사항: 본 첨부 문 서에 정보 요약서가 있습니다 NOTA: SE ADJUNTA UN RESUMEN DE LA INFORMACIÓN DE ESTE DOCUMENTO TALA: MAYROONG BUOD NG IMPORMASYON SA DOKUMENTONG ITO NA NAKALAKIP LƯU Ý: KÈM THEO ĐÂY LÀ BẢN TRÌNH

BÀY TÓM LƯỢC VỀ THÔNG TIN TRONG TÀI LIỆU NÀY PLEASE NOTE THAT PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE § 2923.3(d)(1) THE ABOVE STATEMENT IS REQUIRED TO APPEAR ON THIS DOCUMENT BUT PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE § 2923.3(a) THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION IS NOT REQUIRED TO BE RECORDED OR PUBLISHED AND THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION NEED ONLY BE MAILED TO THE MORTGAGOR OR TRUSTOR YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/24/2005. 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: DIANA CRUZ AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Duly Appointed Trustee: The Wolf Firm, A Law Corporation Recorded 10/3/2005 as Instrument No. 05 2376692 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Street Address or other common designation of real property: 3190 CEDAR AVENUE LONG BEACH, CA 90806 A.P.N.: 7204-019-002 and a Loan Modification Agreement Recorded on 1/10/2011, as Instrument No. 20110046902 Date of Sale: 6/7/2018 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Vineyard Ballroom, Doubletree Hotel Los AngelesNorwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $525,353.79, estimated 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 (800) 280-2832 or visit this Internet Web site www.auction. com, using the file number assigned to this case 16-0386-11. 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: 4/26/2018 The Wolf Firm, A Law Corporation 2955 Main Street, 2nd Floor Irvine, California 92614 Foreclosure Department (949) 720-9200 Sale Information Only: (800) 280-2832 Auction.com Sindy Clements, Foreclosure Officer PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE WOLF FIRM MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR, ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. . NPP0331576 To: LONG BEACH CALIFORNIAN 05/02/2018, 05/09/2018, 05/16/2018 SchId:70904 AdId:23646 CustId:68 -----------T.S. No. 17-50053 004

APN:

6147-008-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/26/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: RICKY HILL, A SINGLE MAN Duly Appointed Trustee: Zieve, Brodnax & Steele, LLP Deed of Trust recorded 5/22/2007 as Instrument No. 20071236053 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale:5/24/2018 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: Vineyard Ballroom, Doubletree Hotel Los AngelesNorwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650 Estimated amount of unpaid balance

and other charges: $209,349.26 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: 12615 SOUTH SLATER AVENUE Compton Area, California 90222 Described as follows: As more fully described on said Deed of Trust. A.P.N #.: 6147-008-004 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 (800) 280-2832 or visit this Internet Web site www.auction. com, using the file number assigned to this case 17-50053. 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: 4/26/2018 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: (800) 280-2832 www.auction.com _________________________________ Andrew Buckelew, Trustee Sale Assistant THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE EPP 25360 Pub Dates 05/02, 05/09, 05/16/2018 SchId:70913 AdId:23649 CustId:108 -----------T.S. No.: 2017-02637-CA A.P.N.:6162-002-019 Property Address: 1010 SOUTH WILMINGTON Avenue, 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 注:本文件包含一个信息摘要 참고사항: 본 첨부 문서에 정보 요약서가 있습니다 NOTA: SE ADJUNTA UN RESUMEN DE LA INFORMACIÓN DE ESTE DOCUMENTO TALA: MAYROONG BUOD NG IMPORMASYON SA DOKUMENTONG ITO NA NAKALAKIP LƯU Ý: KÈM THEO ĐÂY LÀ BẢN TRÌNH BÀY TÓM LƯỢC VỀ THÔNG TIN TRONG TÀI LIỆU NÀY IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/29/2006. 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: Ismael Andrade, A Single Man Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Deed of Trust Recorded 12/12/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2750748 in book ---, page--- and of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 06/05/2018 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: $ 275,002.49 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: 1010 SOUTH WILMINGTON Avenue, Compton, CA 90220

A.P.N.: 6162-002-019 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: $ 275,002.49. 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)-960-8299 or visit this Internet Web site http://www. altisource.com/MortgageServices/DefaultManagement/TrusteeServices.aspx using the file number assigned to this case 201702637-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: April 25, 2018 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:70915 AdId:23650 CustId:600 -----------REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) FOR DESIGN SERVICES FOR 
ANNUAL RESIDENTIAL STREET REHABILITATION PROJECTS FY 2018- 2023 IN THE CITY OF COMPTON, CALIFORNIA The City of Compton Public Works Department is requesting Request for Proposals (RFP) from design consultants for residential street rehabilitation to be performed on various city streets within the city limits. The Public Works Department is seeking a design consultant to develop plans, specifications and estimates for the 5-year annual residential street rehabilitation projects. The City has an approximate annual budget of $8.0 million to $10.0 million per year. The RFP describes the proposal format, submittal requirements, preliminary scope of services, project schedule, the minimum information that must be included in the proposal, and the selection process. Failure to submit the Proposal in accordance with the procedures outlined maybe cause for disqualification. Requirements for this RFP can be obtain by visiting our website at www.comptoncity. org. In order to be considered in the selection process, interested parties shall submit five (5) copies and one copy on CD or USB drive of their Proposal no later than 3:00 PM, June 6, 2018 to: City of Compton City Clerk’s Office 205 South Willowbrook Avenue Compton, CA 90220 Attention: Mr. John Strickland, Jr. Project Manager Late proposals will not be accepted. Any questions should be directed to: Mr. John Strickland, Jr. Project Manager Office Phone: 310.605.5505 Email: jstrickland@comptoncity.org Sincerely, Alita Godwin City Clerk Publish: May 9, 2018 May16, 2018 May 23, 2018 May 30, 2018 SchId:70988 AdId:23673 CustId:314 -----------T.S. No.: 9987-7134 TSG Order No.: 8725775 A.P.N.: 7320-006-021 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN

DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 04/13/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Affinia Default Services, LLC, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded 04/20/2006 as Document No.: 06 0866105, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: VERA SYLVIA MALLET, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale by cash, a cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and state, and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. Sale Date & Time: 05/31/2018 at 10:00 AM Sale Location: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1854 E KRAMER DR, CARSON, CA 90746-2844 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, towit: $347,721.00 (Estimated) as of 05/23/2018. Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call, 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site, www.nationwideposting.com, for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, T.S.# 9987-7134. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Affinia Default Services, LLC 301 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 1720 Long Beach, CA 90802 833-290-7452 For Trustee Sale Information Log On To: www.nationwideposting.com or Call: 916939-0772. Affinia Default Services, LLC, Omar Solorzano, Foreclosure Associate This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. However, if you have received a discharge of the debt referenced herein in a bankruptcy proceeding, this is not an attempt to impose personal liability upon you for payment of that debt. In the event you have received a bankruptcy discharge, any action to enforce the debt will be taken against the property only. NPP0331618 To: THE WEEKENDER 05/09/2018, 05/16/2018, 05/23/2018 SchId:70992 AdId:23674 CustId:68 -----------NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 00000007313158 Title Order No.: 730-1800472-70 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 08/13/2007. 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. BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TREDER and WEISS, LLP, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 08/21/2007 as Instrument No. 20071957566 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: LORIE MONSON, A SINGLE WOMAN, 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: 06/08/2018 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: 913 S TRURO AVE, INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA 90301 APN#: 4023-038-017 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


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LEGAL 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 $198,586.80. 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 714-730-2727 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site www.servicelinkASAP.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 00000007313158. 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: AGENCY SALES and POSTING 714-730-2727 www.servicelinkASAP.com BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TREDER and WEISS, LLP as Trustee 20955 Pathfinder Road, Suite 300 Diamond Bar, CA 91765 (866) 795-1852 Dated: 05/01/2018 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-4656244 05/09/2018, 05/16/2018, 05/23/2018 SchId:71002 AdId:23677 CustId:64 -----------NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE U.S. BUILDERS, LLC VS MCBRIDE, HELEN CASE NO: BC346703 R Under a writ of Execution issued on 09/06/17. Out of the L.A SUPERIOR COURT STANLEY MOSK, of the CENTRAL DISTRICT, County of Los Angeles, State of California, on a judgment entered on 06/20/08: JUDGMENT RENEWED ON 07/06/15. In favor of SMTHM INVESTMENTS, LLC and against MCBRIDE, HELEN showing a net balance of $76,421.92 actually due on said judgment. (Amount subject to revision) I have levied upon all the right, title and interest of said judgment debtor(s) in the property in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, described as follows: A CONDOMINIUM COMPRISED OF: PARCEL 1: AN UNDIVIDED 1/51 INTEREST IN AND TO ALL THAT PORTION OF LOT 1 OF TRACT NO. 34429, IN THE CITY OF INGLEWOOD, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 902, PAGES 30 AND 31 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY, SHOWN AND DEFINED AS ``COMMON AREA``, ON THE CONDOMINIUM PLAN RECORDED OCTOBER 25, 1978 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 78-1186775, OFFICIAL RECORDS. EXCEPT THEREFROM ALL CRUDE OIL, PETROLEUM, GAS, BREA, ASPHALT, AND ALL KINDRED SUBSTANCES AND OTHER MINERALS UNDER AND IN SAID LAND BELOW A DEPTH OF 500 FEET, BUT WITHOUT THE RIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY AS RESERVED BY JOSEPH DOMINIC BEELER AND CONSTANCE ROSE BEELER, HIS WIFE, ALSO KNOWN AS JOSEPH D. BEELER AND CONSTANCE R. BEELER, BY DEED RECORDED JUNE 26, 1963 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 1532, IN BOOK D2079 PAGE 817, OFFICIAL RECORDS. PARCEL 2: ALL THAT PORTION OF LOT 1 OF SAID TRACT NO. 34429, IN THE CITY OF INGLEWOOD, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, SHOWN AND DEFINED AS UNIT NO. 110 ON SAID CONDOMINIUM PLAN. PARCEL 3: EXCLUSIVE EASEMENTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF AND APPURTENANT TO PARCELS 1 AND 2 ABOVE, FOR PARKING PURPOSES, OVER THOSE PORTION(S) OF LOT 1 OF SAID TRACT NO. 34429, SHOWN AND DEFINED AS AREAS 51P ON SAID CONDOMINIUM PLAN. PARCEL 4: NONEXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR THE BENEFIT OF AND APPURTENANT TO PARCELS 1 AND 2 ABOVE, AS SUCH EASEMENTS ARE SET FORTH IN THE SECTIONS ENTITILED ``CERTAIN EASEMENTS FOR OWNERS,`` AND ``SUPPORT``, ``SETTLEMENT AND ENCROACHMENT`` OF THE ARTICLE OF THE ``DECLARATION`` RECORDED NOVEMBER 14, 1978 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 78-1267940, OFFICIAL RECORDS, ENTITLED ``EASEMENTS``. APN: 4017-015-063 Commonly known as: 855 VICTOR AVENUE, #110 INGLEWOOD, CA 90302 Public notice is hereby given that I will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash in lawful money of the United States all the right, title and interest of the debtor(s) in the above described property or so much as will be sufficient to satisfy said writ or warrant with interest and all costs on 06/06/18, 10:00 AM at the following location. STANLEY MOSK COURTHOUSE 111 N. HILL STREET, ROOM 125B LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 ( ) This sale is subject to a minimum bid in the amount of $0.00 (Subject to revision) Prospective bidders should refer to sections 701.510 to 701.680, inclusive, of the Code of Civil Procedure for provisions governing the terms, conditions and effect of the sale and the liability of defaulting bidders. Creditor's Attorney

JOSHUA P. FRIEDMAN, ESQ. OF JOSHUA P. FRIEDMAN AND ASSOCIATES, INC. 23679 CALABASAS ROAD #377 CALABASAS, CA 91302 Dated: 02/01/18 Branch: Los Angeles JIM McDONNELL, Sheriff By: LISA MOJARRO, Deputy Operator Id: E229646 Para obtener esta informaciontraduccion en Espanol llame a este numero: (213) 972-3950 NOTE: IT IS A MISDEMEANOR TO TAKE DOWN OR DEFACE A POSTED NOTICE BEFORE THE DATE OF SALE. ( Penal Code section 616) CN949046 BC346703 R May 9,16,23, 2018 SchId:71008 AdId:23679 CustId:65 -----------PUBLIC NOTICE City of Compton Request for Proposal Architectural Consulting Services for Development Review. The City of Compton is inviting qualified architectural firms or individual licensed architects to submit a proposal for consideration to provide on demand architectural consulting services to the Community Development Department of the City of Compton for the Architectural Review Board. The selected individual or firm will review development plans submitted to the City for administrative and discretionary review. The goal is to improve the overall quality of the projects built within the City of Compton through improved architectural and landscape design features. All interested parties desiring to submit a proposal for architectural review services to the City of Compton Community Development Department. A copy of the full RFP is on the City web page and on the Community Development Department web page. All proposals must be submitted to the City Clerk no later than Thursday 5:00 p.m. on June 21, 2018. Postmarks and copies sent via facsimile will not be considered. Please send nine copies of your firm’s proposal one original (one unbound) and one CD Copy to: Robert Delgadillo, Interim Director of Planning Division C/O City Clerk 205 S Willowbrook Avenue. Compton, CA. 90220 If you have any questions regarding this RFP, please contact Robert Delgadillo at rdelgadillo@comptoncity.org or call 310605-5532. ALITA GODWIN, CMC CITY CLERK PUBLISH 5/16/2018 SchId:71040 AdId:23690 CustId:314 -----------Order To Show Cause For Change of Name Case No. SS027541 To All Interested Persons: KELSEY ANN STERMER filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: KELSEY ANN STERMER PROPOSED NAME: KELSEY JEAN FINKELSTEIN The Court Orders that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice Of Hearing Date: 6/15/2018 Time: 8:30 AM Dept. K. The address of the court is Superior Court of Los Angeles, 1725 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: The Bulletin Weekly Date: 4/13/2018 SHERRI R. CARTER, CLERK SchId:71058 AdId:23696 CustId:775 -----------PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Sealed RFPs are invited for: Municipal Tax Consultant- the City of Compton tax consultant will be required to provide consulting services for the following programs: the Utility Users Tax (UUT), Sales & Use Tax Audit (SUTA) - which includes the District Tax (Measure P), and Business License Tax (BLT). The City of Compton is looking for a qualified firm who can provide the City with auditing, monitoring, consulting, protection and recovery services to bolster its tax revenue collection efforts. RFP deadline- RFP submissions should be received no later than 10 am, May 29, 2018 at the City of Compton City Clerk’s Office at 205 S. Willowbrook Avenue, Compton, CA 90220. RFP information may be obtained on the City’s website as of Wednesday May 16, 2018. Contact Leslie NacionalesTafoya Administrative Analyst at 310-605-5697 or lnacionalestafoya@comptoncity.org for any inquiries. ALITA GODWIN CITY CLERK SchId:71083 AdId:23705 CustId:314 -----------PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL For qualified developers to acquire and develop City of Compton Successor Agency owned property known as 1117 South Long Beach Boulevard for CommercialRetail, Mixed Use or Residential Development. RFP deadline- RFP submissions should be received no later than 3 pm on June 6, 2018 at the City of Compton City Clerk’s Office at 205 S. Willowbrook Avenue, Compton, CA 90220. RFP information may be obtained on the City’s website as of Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Contact Leslie NacionalesTafoya, Administrative Analyst at 310-605-5697 or lnacionalestafoya@comptoncity.org for any inquiries. ALITA GODWIN CITY CLERK SchId:71084 AdId:23706 CustId:314 -----------NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF MAURO L. BAUTISTA Case No. 18STPB04295 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate,

or both, of MAURO L. BAUTISTA A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Emma Raquel Bautista Zapien in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Emma Raquel Bautista Zapien 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 June 7, 2018 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. Attorney for petitioner: JOHN F BAZAN ESQ SBN 208509 BAZAN HUERTA & ASSOCIATES 5345 E OLYMPIC BLVD LOS ANGELES CA 90022 CN949166 BAUTISTA May 16,23,30, 2018 SchId:71089 AdId:23709 CustId:65 -----------REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR STREET SWEEPING SERVICES FOR THE CITY OF COMPTON The City of Compton is soliciting proposals for street sweeping services covering all dedicated streets and alleys within the City of Compton. Proposals will be received in the office of the City Clerk, City of Compton, 205 South Willowbrook Avenue, Compton, California, 90220 until 5:00 pm on Thursday, June 7, 2018. POSTMARKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. All proposals must be clearly marked, “PROPOSAL TO PROVIDE STREET SWEEPING SERVICES IN THE CITY OF COMPTON – DO NOT OPEN WITH REGULAR MAIL” and shall be delivered during the business hours of 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, except holidays, to the City Clerk’s office. Submit an original and four (4) copies of your service proposal and one digital copy on CD or USB drive. It should be understood that the final annual costs will be as negotiated with the City. As part of the proposal please indicate the unit costs that are associated with each phase. All submitted proposals will be reviewed and analyzed by City staff and the proposal which best meets the City’s needs will be selected for further analysis and negotiation. The City of Compton proposes to enter into an Agreement for a three (3) year term. The City of Compton reserves the right, in its sole discretion during this selection process, to reject any or all proposals or any portion without exception or explanation. Parties interested in obtaining a Request for Proposal (RFP) package should check on the City’s website at www.comptoncity. org on June 17, 2018 or contact the: Public Works Department City of Compton 205 South Willowbrook Avenue Compton, CA 90220 (310) 605-5505 SUBMITTAL DEADLINE To be considered, proposals must be submitted no later than Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. to the City Clerk’s Office, 205 South Willowbrook Avenue, Compton, California, 90220. Postmarks will not be accepted. The City may extend the deadline at its option. During this period of restricted contact, any attempt by a proposing firm, its representative or agent to contact, lobby, or make a representation to a member of the City Council, or any other official, employee, or agent of the City will be grounds for disqualification. Alita Godwin City Clerk Publish: 5/16/18 5/23/18 5/30/18 6/06/18 SchId:71105 AdId:23714 CustId:314 -----------T.S. No. 17-48982 036

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/13/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charg-

es 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: ARACELY MARTINEZ, A SINGLE WOMAN Duly Appointed Trustee: Zieve, Brodnax & Steele, LLP Deed of Trust recorded 12/7/2007 as Instrument No. 20072687815 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale:6/6/2018 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $354,339.19 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: 1019 E ARLINGTON ST COMPTON, California 90221 Described as follows: THE NORTHWESTERLY HALF OF LOT 19 IN BLOCK “C” OF TRACT NO. 4827, IN THE CITY OF COMPTON, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, SATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 54, PAGES 25 AND 26 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. A.P.N #.: 6176-008-036 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 848-9272 or visit this Internet Web site www.elitepostandpub.com, using the file number assigned to this case 17-48982. 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: 5/10/2018 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: (714) 848-9272 www.elitepostandpub.com _________________________________ Andrew Buckelew, Trustee Sale Assistant THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE EPP 25492 Pub Dates 05/16, 05/23, 05/30/2018 SchId:71113 AdId:23716 CustId:108 -----------T.S. No. 16-41410 001

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6167-017-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/8/2012. 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: DAKINA KING, A SINGLE WOMAN Duly Appointed Trustee: LAW OFFICES OF LES ZIEVE Deed of Trust recorded 2/21/2012 as Instrument No. 20120273709 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale:7/10/2018 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 and other charges: $272,700.80 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: 1310 NORTH WILLOW AVENUE COMPTON, CALIFORNIA 90221 Described as follows: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED ON SAID DEED OF TRUST A.P.N #.: 6167-017-001 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 (888) 632-4482 or visit this Internet Web site www.realtybid. com, using the file number assigned to this case 16-41410. 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: 5/10/2018 LAW OFFICES OF LES ZIEVE, as Trustee 30 Corporate Park, Suite 450 Irvine, CA 92606 For NonAutomated Sale Information, call: (714) 848-7920 For Sale Information: (888) 632-4482 www.realtybid.com _________________________________ Andrew Buckelew, Trustee Sale Assistant THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE EPP 25493 Pub Dates 05/16, 05/23, 05/30/2018 SchId:71116 AdId:23717 CustId:108 -----------Drivers: New Dedicated Positions HIRING NOW! Home Weekly, Starting at $58k+/year CALL 888-852-6250 SchId:71131 AdId:23722 CustId:677 -----------NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE AND OF INTENTION TO TRANSFER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE (U.C.C. 6101 et seq. and B & P 24074 et seq.) Escrow No. T-015693-JC Notice is hereby given that a bulk sale of assets and a transfer of alcoholic beverage license is about to be made. The names, Social Security or Federal Tax Numbers and address of the Seller/Licensee are: HEE JUNE PARK, RICHARD PARK AND GUTIERREZ MARKET, INC., 1701 N. WILLOWBROOK AVE, COMPTON, CA 90111 The business is known as: GUTIERREZ MARKET The names, Social Security or Federal Tax Numbers and addresses of the Buyer/ Transferee are: IVAN J. SMITH, 3111 ELM AVE, LONG BEACH, CA 90807 As listed by the Seller/Licensee, all other business names and addresses used by the Seller/Licensee within three years before the date such list was sent or delivered to the Buyer/Transferee are: NONE The assets to be sold are described in general as: FURNITURE, FIXTURES, EQUIPMENT, TRADE NAME, GOODWILL, LEASE, LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS, COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE and are located at: 1701 N. WILLOWBROOK AVE, COMPTON, CA 90111 The kind of license to be transferred is: OFFSALE BEER AND WINE, License # 20-478380 now issued for the premises located at: 1701 N. WILLOWBROOK AVE, COMPTON, CA 90111 The anticipated date of the sale/transfer is JUNE 4, 2018 at the office of: TOWER ESCROW INC., 23024 CRENSHAW BLVD, TORRANCE, CA 90505 The amount of the purchase price or consideration in connection with the transfer of the license and business, including estimated inventory, is the sum of $125,000.00, which consists of the following: DESCRIPTION, AMOUNT: CASH $125,000.00 It has been agreed between the Seller/ Licensee and the intended Buyer/Transferee, as required by Sec. 24073 of the Business and Professions code, that the consideration for the transfer of the business and license is to be paid only after the transfer has been approved by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. DATED: APRIL 23, 2018 SELLERS: HEE JUNE PARK, RICHARD PARK AND GUTIERREZ MARKET, INC., BUYERS: IVAN J. SMITH LA2021032 COMPTON BULLETIN 5/16/18 SchId:71148 AdId:23728 CustId:628 -----------NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE AND OF INTENTION TO TRANSFER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE (U.C.C. 6101 et seq. and B & P 24074 et seq.) Escrow No. L-036260-JL Notice is hereby given that a bulk sale of assets and a transfer of alcoholic beverage license is about to be made. The names, Social Security or Federal Tax Numbers, and address of the Seller/Licensee are: SHIN, IVA SOON HEE, 701 S. LONG BEACH BLVD., COMPTON, CA 90221 The business is known as: M & M DAIRY MARKET The names, Social Security or Federal Tax Numbers, and addresses of the Buyer/ Transferee are: SABINA INC. 13017 WATERLILY WAY, CHINO, CA 91710 As listed by the Seller/Licensee, all other business names and addresses used by the Seller/Licensee within three years before

the date such list was sent or delivered to the Buyer/Transferee are: NONE The assets to be sold are described in general as: FURNITURE, FIXTURES & EQUIPMENT, TRADENAME, GOODWILL, COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE AND ABC LICENSE and are located at: 701 S. LONG BEACH BLVD, COMPTON, CA 90221 The kind of license to be transferred is: OFF SALE BEER AND WINE, License # 20-516107 now issued for the premises located at: 701 S. LONG BEACH BLVD., COMPTON, CA 90221 The anticipated date of the sale/transfer is JUNE 4, 2018 at the office of: TOWER ESCROW, INC, 3600 WILSHIRE BLVD, STE 426, LOS ANGELES, CA 90010 The amount of the purchase price or consideration in connection with the transfer of the license and business, including the estimated inventory $50,000.00, is the sum of $300,000.00, which consists of the following: DESCRIPTION, AMOUNT: BUYER HAS DEPOSITED INTO ESCROW IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,000.00 BUYER TO ADDITIONAL DEPOSIT INTO ESCROW IN THE AMOUNT OF $295,000.00 It has been agreed between the Seller/ Licensee and the intended Buyer/Transferee, as required by Sec. 24073 of the Business and Professions Code, that the consideration for transfer of the business and license is to be paid only after the transfer has been approved by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. DATED: MARCH 19, 2018 SELLERS: SHIN, IVA SOON HEE BUYERS: SABINA INC LA2021683 COMPTON BULLETIN 5/16/18 SchId:71149 AdId:23729 CustId:628 -----------T.S. No. 13-2671-11 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED 注:本文 件包含一个信息摘要 참고사항: 본 첨부 문 서에 정보 요약서가 있습니다 NOTA: SE ADJUNTA UN RESUMEN DE LA INFORMACIÓN DE ESTE DOCUMENTO TALA: MAYROONG BUOD NG IMPORMASYON SA DOKUMENTONG ITO NA NAKALAKIP LƯU Ý: KÈM THEO ĐÂY LÀ BẢN TRÌNH BÀY TÓM LƯỢC VỀ THÔNG TIN TRONG TÀI LIỆU NÀY PLEASE NOTE THAT PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE § 2923.3(d)(1) THE ABOVE STATEMENT IS REQUIRED TO APPEAR ON THIS DOCUMENT BUT PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE § 2923.3(a) THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION IS NOT REQUIRED TO BE RECORDED OR PUBLISHED AND THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION NEED ONLY BE MAILED TO THE MORTGAGOR OR TRUSTOR. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/29/2005. 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: MICHELLE BLACKWELL, A SINGLE WOMAN Duly Appointed Trustee: The Wolf Firm, A Law Corporation Recorded 4/13/2005 as Instrument No. 05 0849141 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Street Address or other common designation of real property: 2336, 2338 1, 2, & 3 PASADENA AVENUE LONG BEACH, CA 90806 A.P.N.: 7208-017-009 Date of Sale: 6/19/2018 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,102,079.18, estimated 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 916-939-0772 or visit this Internet Web site www.nationwideposting.com, using the file number assigned to this case 13-2671-11. 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: 5/8/2018 The Wolf Firm, A Law Corporation 2955 Main Street, 2nd Floor Irvine, California 92614 Foreclosure Department (949) 720-9200 Sale Information Only: 916-939-0772 www. nationwideposting.com Sindy Clements, Foreclosure Officer PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE WOLF FIRM MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR, ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NPP0332374 To: LONG BEACH CALIFORNIAN 05/16/2018, 05/23/2018, 05/30/2018 SchId:71150 AdId:23730 CustId:68


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NEWS ‘This Is America’ Seals Glover’s Rep as Protest Artist By Jesse J. Holland

Live.” He released the video around the same time. WASHINGTON—It's been Glover also has been outspoken called a moving testament about his career arc. As “Saturday Night Live” host, he joked about to modern times and an unflinching exploration of the being turned down for the SNL cast wretched past experienced by in the past despite his many talents. After his “Deadpool” TV project African-Americans. was scrapped earlier this year, Glover took executives at FX and Marvel to ONALD Glover's task by releasing a fake Deadpool “This Is America,” script in which the main character a music video that wonders whether racism was why the depicts gun violence project was killed. He later deleted amid a mélange of racism, Negro the tweets with his complaints, minstrel shows, police brutality including the script. Still, Glover's star is rising. He's set and mass killing, not only touched off a national debate, it affirmed to appear in two upcoming Disney properties—the Glover's place in live-action Lion the pantheon of King remake artists who reveal and as Lando uncomfortable Calrissian in truths about race “Solo: A Star through their work. Wars Story.” “The themes L e s t e r ain't new but Spence, cothis brings it into director of fresh (but dark) the Center for light,” author Africana Studies and pop critic at John Hopkins Lester Spence, Johns Luvvie Ajayi said Un i v e r s i t y, Hopkins University Sunday in her called Glover's online column. “This Is “It turned the mirror on this country America” an heir to “Strange Fruit,” and said ‘see your life.' It is a read, an recorded by Billie Holiday in 1939 indictment and a challenge.” to protest lynchings of AfricanThis terrain is not new for Glover Americans in the South. either. Through his award-winning There have been others: Nina FX show “Atlanta,” which has gotten Simone's “Mississippi Goddam,” critical acclaim for its portrayal N.W.A.'s “F--- Tha Police,” Marvin of Black Southern life, Glover has Gaye's “Mercy, Mercy Me (The delved into topics ranging from single Ecology),” Public Enemy's “Fight parenthood to crime, the pitfalls of the Power.” But what sets “This is fame and recently, youth suicide. America” apart, Spence said, is that As his musical alter-ego Childish it “functions as an R&B song but also Gambino, Glover performed “This Is functions as a really, really powerful America” last weekend while serving ‘Black' with a capital ‘B' commentary.” as guest host of “Saturday Night “I can't think of any other video

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I can't think of any other video that deals with American violence in the way that ‘This Is America' does.

that deals with American violence in the way that ‘This Is America' does,” Spence said. The video's imagery is jarring: Police chases, a Black guitar player shot point-blank in the head then dragged away unceremoniously, a Black choir being gunned down midsong—both times with the weapon treated with kid gloves—all while a shirtless Gambino sings, dances and raps with a smile on his face. He sings: “Yeah, this is America/ Guns in my area/ I got the strap/ I gotta carry ‘em.” At the video's end, he appears to be chased by a white

mob. The reactions on social media were swift. “Donald Glover is a Genius,” tweeted singer Erykah Badu, who explored poverty, violence and African-American identity in her 2008 album, “New Amerykah Part One.” Calvin C. Winbush II, who played the murdered guitar player in the video, told REVOLT TV in an interview Monday that he feels the video shows how desensitized America has become to violence against people of color.

“In a matter of seconds, (my character) being shot and taken away was shocking,” Winbush said. “We can say that's rude to show that, but this happens for real. ‘He shot up the choir? That's crazy.' This happens for real. This is America.” The general consensus was that “This Is America” was a condemnation of gun violence, which disproportionately affects African Americans. Gun violence is the top killer of African Americans aged 15 to 34, according to the NAACP, and Blacks are nearly half of all gun homicide victims, while making up only 13 percent of the population. “There is a direct commentary on the commonness of gun violence and the rush to protect the gun and not necessarily the rush to understand, to mourn, to really engage with the loss of life, particularly in the area of Black life,” Treva Lindsey, an Ohio State University women's study professor told the AP in an interview. “That is something that is significant here, his drilling down the gun violence conversation distinctly to the loss of Black life.” Glover's use of violence, and the reactions to it from mainstream America, bothered some. Terron Moore, senior director of social media at MTV, said he considered it “traumatizing” to use images of fellow African Americans being killed as entertainment. Many of those who texted him to praise Glover's video as “'amazing' and ‘groundbreaking,”' were white, he said. “I really like the song, I don't hate the video, and I can respect the importance of art reflecting the world we live in,” Moore said. “But that ... is REALLY happening without anyone putting it in a music video.”

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have regulars” McDonald added. Almost a year ago when Martinez was interviewed, he stated that he envisioned “creating jobs and introducing diversity in the speciality coffee industry” with a coffee shop that would create more of a “community space” for Compton residents. He had already been successful at making and selling his own Patria Coffee brand online and supplying it to restaurants, but on Saturday his vision began manifesting itself with a full house of

excited customers. When asked about how he felt about the grand opening Martinez responded, “Good...I try not to feel anything”. As he kept busy with the orders, he attributed the turnout to their supporters on social media who had been sharing the news. Instrumental music playing in the background and the smell of coffee roasting welcomed customers. The quality of the coffee true to their philosophy that “Access to high quality coffee should not be determined by the neighborhood you live in”.

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ENTERTAINMENT Markle Had Hollywood-But-Humble Youth Before Royalty Rang

By Andrew Dalton and Marcela Isaza

“This little girl, and it was Meghan, was so interested, she asked me, ‘Are you saving your food for the dog?”' LOS ANGELES—Meghan Melba Farquhar told The Associated Press. Markle's road to royalty ran On a subsequent Friday, Meghan through Hollywood. showed up with her own leftovers. “She had saved some of her dinner HE American to give to him, and wanted to know actress set to marry that it was OK if she fed the dog this Prince Harry this time,” Farquhar said. “She was just so Saturday spent her sweet.” “And now,” Farhquar said in formative years in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Hollywood, a more disbelief, “she's going to be in the working-class place than its famous royal family.” name suggests. Most who recall the young girl It was home to the progressive expressed similar shock that she is now marrying elementary Prince Harry, school and Catholic high She was one of those girls but say she's school where than that, you're drawn to her. more she starred in prepared for the gravity of musicals and Former teacher Christine her new role, got her first Knudsen lessons in the and could social activism transform she says will now be her life's primary what it means to be a member of the purpose. And it was home to a far royal family. “My thought, truly, was ‘he is so more unlikely place for a future royal to be raised—the television studio lucky. He has no idea,”' said Maria where sh Pollia, a favorite high school teacher e spent afterschool hours of Markle's. “When you think about with her cinematographer father the circles that Prince Harry is on the set of the sitcom “Married ... in, and when you think about the many, many accomplished women With Children.” Those who doted on the show's that he has known all his life, there shaggy dog have no trouble is something that I know about remembering her even decades later. Meghan, which is her genuineness, Melba Farquhar, whose husband, her compassion, her depth, is Ralph, was a supervising producer something that I'm not sure that all on “Married ... With Children,” made of those women share.” a habit of bringing dinner leftovers Markle's father, Thomas Markle, to Buck, a Briard who became a is retired and has been living in canine star. Before one Friday night Mexico. Her mother, Doria Ragland, taping she noticed a girl of about 10 is a social worker who still lives in Los watching her with quiet fascination. Angeles. He could not be reached for

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comment, and she did not respond to interview requests from the AP. Neither has spoken publicly since the engagement was announced, part of a media silence that has also included Markle's close friends and most of her cast mates on the TV legal drama “Suits,” which aired her final episode last month. Markle's parents will meet the queen prior to the wedding and will have a special role in the ceremony. They divorced when she was

6, but jointly raised her, and she spent many hours with her father at Sunset Gower Studios, about a mile from each of her schools, where he oversaw the lighting and camera crew for much of the 1987-to-1997 run of “Married ... With Children,” a span that saw his daughter grow from 5 to 15. The set was a warm and familyfriendly place, crew members said. The lowbrow show itself often was not, reveling in trashiness and toilet

humor that made it “a really funny and perverse place for a little girl in a Catholic school uniform to grow up,” Markle told Esquire magazine in 2013. And for Markle, a lifelong dog devotee whose beagle and Labrador mix were the stars of her now-deleted Instagram account, it had the added bonus of Buck. “Tommy used to bring her on the set a lot, and of course she was always hanging around and petting Buck,” said Steven Ritt, the dog's owner and trainer, who recently gave an interview with a wolfish black pup named Ariel at his feet. “A lot of kids gravitated toward Buck.” Ritt said Markle's gentle manner made her a natural with animals. “Meghan was always kind of an old soul, even as a child, a little more mature than some of the children around the set at her age,” he said. Old soul or not, she was still a schoolgirl, and when Thomas Markle had to shoot scenes with scantilyclad women and sex jokes, which was often, he wanted her out of sight. “There were a lot of times my dad would say, ‘Meg, why don't you go and help with the craft services room over there? This is just a little off-color for your 11-year-old eyes,”' Markle told Esquire. “Just picture me with my curly hair and a gap in my teeth and my little school uniform with Keds on, looking up like, ‘Hi,' at these very, uh, provocative women. It was a big change from Immaculate Heart Catholic School.” Memories of Markle run deep at the all-girls school, which has a tiny chapel at its center and sits on a hillside below the American Film Institute.

African Film Festival Celebrates 25 Years Of Black Cinema Opening Night will spotlight Apolline Traoré’s award-winning tragicomedy, Borders, which speaks to migration as well as to African women’s struggles, in a timely echo of the #MeToo movement. The film follows four businesswomen as they travel from Mali to Nigeria, supporting each other while battling sexism, violence and corruption. The film won three prizes at FESPACO, including the Paul Robeson Prize for the best film by a director from the African diaspora. Borders will screen with a short film dedicated to the memory of Burkinabé director Idrissa Ouedraogo, who passed away in February and was a mentor to Traoré. Also featured is “A Christmas Mission – Sierra Leone,” directed by Michigan native T.S. Naylor and produced and inspired by his actress wife, Zainab Jah. Ms Jah suggested to her husband, “Let’s do something different this Christmas.” She proposed - instead of indulging in the excesses of Christmas, why not volunteer at a medical mission run by her sister Hawanatu in Sierra Leone. Zainab hadn’t been home in over twenty years and Mr. Naylor had never set foot in Africa. In her absence, Sierra Leone had suffered from a decade long civil war and a

more recent Ebola epidemic. To help with the country’s woes, in 1986, her Father, Dr. Sheik Umar Jah, started The Pauper’s Kitchen and Medical Mission (PKMM). In the last few years, Hawanatu has taken over the reins as the acting director. To help with their efforts, in a space of two weeks, Zainab and Taylor raised close to twenty thousand dollars, to buy a truck load medical supplies and drugs. While she helped out with registering patients and dispersing prescriptions, Taylor captured it all on film. The resulting film will debut at New York’s Lincoln Center on the final day of the Festival, May 22nd. Under the theme “25 Years of the New York African Film Festival,” the international film organizations will pay homage to the pioneers of African cinema while marking the passing of the baton to a new generation of African visual storytellers who continue to transform and expand our understanding of the continent and its diaspora. The festival runs from tonight to May 22nd at FSLC and continues at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s BAMcinématek, and Maysles Cinema in Harlem, screening 75 films from 25 countries across the African Diaspora.

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