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AND THE INGLEWOOD TRIBUNE, CARSON BULLETIN, WILMINGTON  BEACON, THE CALIFORNIAN, THE WEEKENDER & EL MONTE BULLETIN WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2018

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Grand Jury Indictment Unsealed Involving Alleged Attack on Actor, Actress

LOS ANGELES—Two men were charged with kidnapping an actor and actress in South Los Angeles last year and holding the actor for ransom in a plot allegedly involving a woman whose arrest was caught on video that went viral on social media, according to an unsealed indictment

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EITH Andre Stewart, 33, and Johntae Jones, 27, are charged with a dozen counts each including kidnapping for ransom, kidnapping and conspiracy to commit a crime involving the alleged May 3, 2017, attack at the home of actress Daisy McCrackin. According to the indictment, actor Joseph Capone was allegedly pistol-whipped, then driven with McCrackin to a home in Compton, stripped naked and held without food in a bathtub for 30 hours while

ransom money was demanded from the actress. The indictment includes gun allegations against Stewart and Jones, along with an allegation that Stewart personally inflicted great bodily injury on Capone. Co-defendant Amber Neal, 26, is facing charges including kidnapping and grand theft auto involving McCrackin and her 2011 red Lexus, according to the indictment. The indictment alleges that McCrackin and Capone were forced to wear black canvas hoods to obscure their vision

gedly e l l a e wa s e d , t h e n n o p Ca h i p p ra c k i n w l o C t pis h Mc pton, t i w n d r i ve m e i n Co m a n d o d t o a h p e d n a ke d i n a s t r i p h o u t f o o r s. wit hou 0 3 r held tub fo bath while t h e y were being driven to Jones' home in Compton and that the two were told McCrackin would need to pay a ransom of either $10,000 or $20,000 before Capone would be released. Jones and Neal allegedly took McCrackin's vehicle, drove her to multiple bank locations while demanding the money for Capone's release and forced McCrackin to write a $10,000 check to Neal, which she

allegedly deposited into her account, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. McCrackin was eventually taken back to her home the next day, where she was able to escape and alert police, according to the District Attorney's Office. Stewart—who allegedly has four prior convictions for firstdegree burglary between 2011 and 2013 in Los Angeles and Orange County—is charged with one count each of kidnapping for ransom, kidnapping, kidnapping to commit another crime, mayhem, first-degree residential burglary, assault with a semiautomatic firearm, assault n Indictment, see page 8

Actress Daisy McCrackin.

Authorities Seeking Suspects Who Assaulted 92-Year-Old Man in Willowbrook Area

Celebrated Artist Explores Marginalization, Value and Willpower in New Show at Band of Vices Art Gallery Band of Vices Art Gallery is thrilled to announce Process & Materials, the new solo exhibition by artist Sharon Louise Barnes. Featuring over a dozen new abstract sculptures and multimedia works on canvas, the salvaged objects that comprise this new body of work become Barnes’ vehicle to explore the subjects of marginalization, social class and willpower, while the process of creating them connects her to her heritage as an African American. Process & Materials will be on view from July 6 to August 4, 2018, with an Opening Reception on July 6 from 6pm to 9pm. Barnes will hold an Artist Talk at the gallery on July 28, 2018 at 4pm. Process and materials are essential elements of any artists’ practice, whether that be painting on canvas or creating sculpture. Over the course of her creative career, which has included everything from music to visual art, Barnes has turned the creation of her sculptures into an alchemical practice that allows her to find hope and transformation in the struggle to work with rough and salvaged materials.

“By using industrial materials that might normally be held in a laborer's hands, as well as an array of discarded materials that can be found on city streets, my abstract works are both conceptual and aesthetic,” explains Barnes. “They look outward into society, opening dialogs about marginalization, about how we determine value, and the potency of change. They also speak to my African American heritage where people built something from very little or nothing, and demonstrated the power to transform one’s condition through the exercise of will.” The recurring motif of cloud and treelike formations made of interwoven s t r i p s of roofing

paper appears in suspended sculpture pieces like “She Wove Constellations Through Her Dreadlocks” and “Humming in the Night.” “Viewpoints: A Verité” juxtapose found photo transfers with abstract acrylic and mixed media backgrounds. The visceral works are a coalescence of passions she’s been exploring as an artist for almost two decades. “On this creative path, nothing has been more remarkable in my memory than when my fifth grade teacher gave me the tools of perspective drawing to create the illusion of reality, or when my African American Art History p r o f e s s o r, renowned

artist Dr. Samella Lewis, exposed me to the visual artists of the Black Arts Movement,” says Barnes. “These instances truly changed my life because they brought me to understand both the sheer magic of art and its unrestrained power to communicate.” Band of Vices is located at 5376 W. Adams Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90016. Sharon Barnes is an American artist of African American and Cape Verdean descent, who has been exhibiting professionally since the turn of the millennium. Barnes was inspired to create visual art as a young college student by her art history professor, Dr. Samella Lewis, who introduced her to the artists of the Black Arts Movement. In addition to her art studies, Ms. Barnes earned a B.A. in Communications with an emphasis in video and film. Her work has been exhibited in major cities of the United States and in the Republic of Panama, including the California African American Museum, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery at Barnsdall, Aqua Art Miama and the Arco Chato in Panama.

LOS ANGELES—Authorities Monday sought public help to find the people who assaulted a 92-year-old man with a piece of concrete while he was walking in the Willowbrook area on the Fourth of July. The attack occurred about 7 p.m. that day at 118th and Robin streets, according to sheriff’s Detective Matt Luna of the Century Station. The victim was identified by his family on a GoFundMe page as Rodolfo Rodriguez. “My grandfather ... was going for his daily walk around the block when he was assaulted by an African American lady and five other guys,” according to the family statement on the page. “He is doing really bad, has a lot of bruises on his face and a broken cheekbone.” As of Tuesday afternoon donations to help the injured man had reached approximately a quarter-of-a-million dollars. Luna said the man was attacked by a black woman in her 30s who was walking with a young girl. Witnesses have said the woman may have thought the man bumped the child when he walked by the woman and a group of men. “He was hit with an object and he lost consciousness,” Luna said. “A witness saw the female and two or three men assaulting him.” Luna said a cell phone image of the female suspect was provided to authorities. The woman who took the photo and a video of the bloodied victim on the ground after the attack told ABC7 the assailant pushed the man to the ground and beat him. n Beating, see page 8


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Former Coach of Tyler Honeycutt Had Grown Concerned LOS ANGELES (AP)—A former coach and family friend of onetime Sacramento Kings and UCLA basketball player Tyler Honeycutt says he had grown increasingly concerned about the young man before he was found dead following a standoff with Los Angeles police.

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ORT Escoto, who coached Honeycutt in high school, told the Los Angeles Times that Honeycutt's mother called him early Saturday to say her son had killed himself. Escoto told the Los Angeles Daily News that Honeycutt had “been going through some things.” The day of his death, Escoto said he was planning on going to Honeycutt's home after the 27-year-old called him. “I planned on going to his house to talk, but his mom called me 45 minutes later saying, ‘He had a gun and was talking crazy,”' Escoto said. “I told her to call 911.” Los Angeles police said they responded to a call reporting a man with a gun. They were talking with Honeycutt when they say he fired his weapon. Officers returned fire and a standoff ensued. When police went into the home hours later, they found Honeycutt dead. The department said on Twitter that his injuries were consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Escoto, who remained close with Honeycutt through college and his pro career, said the young man had been calling him recently “and thanking me for all I've done for him.” “He has been acting very unusual lately, and our conversations would leave me concerned for him,” he said. Escoto told the Times that he never imagined Honeycutt would take his own life but knew

Not Exactly Great Sleeping Weather as LA Sets Record High Lows

the young man was having a hard time adjusting to life in Russia, where he was playing basketball in the Eastern European Professional Basketball League. “It's hard for an L.A. kid to go to Russia, not know the language or

surroundings,” he said. “I just kept telling him he needed to get out and meet people.” He said Honeycutt was supposed to sign a new contract with either Russia or Israel the day he died.

State Funds Two Affordable Housing Projects in LA County

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE CITY OF COMPTON ONE-YEAR ACTION PLAN (2018-2019) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held by and the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Consolidated Annual Action Plan for fiscal year 2018-2019 will be presented to Compton City Council on:

DATE: July 24, 2018 TIME: 5:35 p.m. LOCATION: Council Chambers of City Hall 205 S. Willowbrook Ave., Compton, CA 90220

During this meeting, City Council will receive public comment on the Annual Action Plan and upon consideration and determination, approval the Annual Action Plan for submittal to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). BACKGROUND The Annual Action Plan is part of the City’s grant application to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The plan establishes a framework of specific programs and projects that fall under the City’s housing, community and economic development priorities for Compton’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) grant. These programs and projects are designed to benefit low- and moderate-income residents. PUBLIC COMMENT Copies of the draft of the Annual Action Plan for Fiscal year 2018-2019 were made available for public review on June 27, 2018 at the following locations: City of Compton Grants Management Division 700 North Bullis Road Compton, California 90221 City of Compton Clerk’s Office 205 S. Willowbrook Avenue Compton, California 90220 Compton Public Library 240 W. Compton Boulevard Compton, California 90220 In addition, the document is available on the City’s website at www.comptoncity.org .The public is invited to submit written comments on the housing, community and economic development needs of the City and the proposed programs and projects to address those needs. All comments relative to the draft documents mentioned above should be submitted to the City of Compton Grants Division no later than 5:00 p.m. July 27, 2018. Questions and written comments regarding the draft One-Year Action Plan may be addressed to the Grants Division with the City of Compton at 700 N. Bullis Road, Compton, California 90221. You may also call (310) 605-5580 with any questions concerning the above documents. ACCESSIBILITY TO MEETINGS AND DOCUMENTS It is the objective of the City to comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the ADA Amendment Act of 2008, the Fair Housing Act, and the Architectural Barriers Act in all respects. If you require public documents in an accessible format, the City will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your request. If you require a disability-related accommodation to attend or participate in a hearing or meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at least 48 hours prior to the meeting at 310-605-5530. Publish: July 11, 2018

LOS ANGELES—Even when it was cool this weekend, it was hot, the National Weather Service said Sunday. Saturday morning's low temperatures were the hottest ever recorded in Burbank, where it "cooled" down to only 82 degrees. Also busting the all-time record high-low was Woodland Hills, at 77. Record high minimums for the date of July 7 were also set at the downtown weather station, at USC, where it chilled down to 79 degrees overnight. And it was just 74 at LAX, which tied the record for the date. Other high lows were 74 at Long Beach Airport, 77 at UCLA and Woodland Hills, and 82 at Van Nuys.

Ex-Officer in Rodney King Beating Charged with DUI SANTA CLARITA (AP)—A former Los Angeles police sergeant who went to prison for his role in the beating of Black motorist Rodney King is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Prosecutors on Thursday confirmed that 67-yearold Stacey Koon faces two misdemeanor counts for allegedly crashing his truck into a parked pickup truck on May 1 in the Castaic area northwest of Los Angeles. Koon wasn't hurt. It's unclear whether he has an attorney. Koon and three other LAPD officers were charged with using excessive force for a 1991 videotaped beating of King that made international headlines. Their acquittal on state charges led to rioting in 1992 that claimed dozens of lives. Koon and Officer Laurence Powell later went to prison on federal civil rights charges. Koon was released in 1995.

LOS ANGELES—Two affordable housing developments, in the Florence and Willowbrook neighborhoods, will be backed by $40 million in state funding, Los Angeles County officials announced Tuesday. About $30 million of the state total—received through three separate grants—will be set aside for affordable apartments, while the balance will be used to connect residents of new mixedincome housing developments to transit. "Accessible, affordable housing is the glue that keeps communities together," Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas said. "Right now, we are seeing too many of our neighbors struggling to make ends meet." Ridley-Thomas said a focus on affordable housing would not only help prevent homelessness, but drive local economic growth. The apartment projects highlighted will use two-thirds of the set- aside funding for affordable housing. The Florence Neighborhood Mobility Project will include 109 affordable apartments, about half of which will be for individuals and families at risk of homelessness. The site will also include a county-run workforce development center and a walking path through Franklin D. Roosevelt Park. Willowbrook II is designed to include 100 affordable apartments and a daycare center, and improvements will also be made to local bicycle routes and nearby Mona Park. The lead developer is LINC (Limited Income Communities) Housing Corporation. The Board of Supervisors separately approved a $8.1 million loan to A Community of Friends to assist that developer in applying for additional state funding for a proposed 44-unit project in Florence-Firestone. Twenty-eight of the proposed Miramonte Apartments would be set aside for mentally ill households, eight for homeless households and seven for other low-income families.


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NEWS Long Beach State Offers Summer STEM Lessons for High School Girls, Local Children LONG BEACH—Learning doesn’t stop during the summer months—Long Beach State University’s commitment to STEM (Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics) education includes summer programs for female high school students and economically-disadvantaged children enrolled in Long Beach area schools.

science lessons for students at the second- through eighth-grade levels. The first Young Scientists’ Camps took place in 2000, and more than 3,250 students can be expected to have gone through the program by the time this year’s camps wrap up in August. The science camps have also HE campus’ environment. Henriques’ hopes been a boon for student teachers, Physical Science to encourage participants to take more than 370 of whom have for High School further coursework in physics taught lessons to campers over Girls program, and physical sciences courses as the life of the Young Scientists’ also known as “Phun Physics they continue along their paths Camp program. The campus’ Science for Phemales,” has an all-female through high school. teaching staff that includes Women earned 57 percent of Education Department, part of student teachers who are all bachelor’s degrees awarded in the College of Natural Science themselves preparing to educate 2015, but fewer than 19 percent and Mathematics, manages the next generation of science of bachelor’s degrees given to the Young Scientists’ Camp students. physics students that year went program as well as SEE US Young women entering this to women, according to the Succeed!, a science camp for year’s Phun Physics for Phemales American Physical Society’s homeless students, children who session can look forward to presentation of data from the are living in poverty and foster youth who are lessons on coding, attending Long how gears work, Counting this summer’s anticipated Beach Unified gravity cars and enrollment, SEE US Succeed! can be School District simple machines, Dr. Laura Henriques, expected to have provided a means for Schools. School refer Long Beach State more than 700 local children to receive counselors children to the science education professor and Young science lessons and social services by the program, which also provide Scientists’ Camp time this year’s camps are completed. opportunities for program director free vision and said. “We really try to do stuff that Integrated Postsecondary dental screenings. Counting this summer’s you won’t get to do in a typical Education Data System's anticipated enrollment, SEE physics class,” Henriques said. completion survey. This year’s Phun Physics 4 Women earned 59 percent of US Succeed! can be expected Phemales camp is set to take all undergraduate degrees—and to have provided a means for place from July 23 through 41 percent of physical science more than 700 local children to August 3. This will be the fifth degrees—awarded at the Long receive science lessons and social time the camp takes place on the Beach campus during the 2014- services by the time this year’s camps are completed. Long Beach State campus. By the 15 academic year.. The campus’ College of conclusion of this year’s camp, the Phun Physics 4 Phemales is program will have given about 50 a component of the Long Beach Education manages STEM at the young women opportunities to campus’ Young Scientists Camp Beach, which is a free summer learn about physics in a university program. Other camps offer program open to middle-level

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Photo courtesy Long Beach State University Students building model survival shelters after learning about scale models during STEM at the Beach.” students attending Title I schools in the Long Beach Unified and ABC Unified school districts. “The experience is important for them to have, because it’s not something they would normally get to do,” Dr. Cat Maiorca, Long Beach State assistant professor of mathematics education said. “And it could hopefully motivate them to pursue STEM careers in the future.” STEM at the Beach is a dual purpose, math-based camp designed to engage middle level students in STEM activities, introduce them to STEM professions and increase their motivation to participate in STEM education and extracurricular activities during the

academic year, according to the College of Education. Pre-service teachers also participate in STEM at the Beach, which has extended learning opportunities to about 50 student teachers since its founding in 2017. “It’s also a good activity for them because it gets to show them how these hands-on activities motivate students,” Maiorca said. The Beckman Coulter Foundation supports Young Scientists’ Camps, including Physical Science for High School Girls. Fluor, an engineering and construction company, supports Physical Science for High School Girls and STEM at the Beach. The CSULB Math/Science

Teacher Initiative supports SEE US Succeed!. Donations and other grants support SEE US Succeed!, so that children participate are able to participate free of charge. “Fluor invests in programs that inspire and prepare students to excel in STEM subjects and is committed to the development of our next generation workforce. We are proud to support the College of Education’s STEM Ed Summer camp programs and the learning opportunities they provide for students in the Long Beach community and pre-service teachers at CSULB,” said DeeDee Rosenthal, Fluor community relations manager for Southern California.

COMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Candidate Sessions CandidateInformation Information Sessions Candidates willCandidates have thewill opportunity to learn more Compton Comhave the opportunity to learnabout more the about Compton Community College District (CCCD) Boardatoftwoinformation munity Collegethe District (CCCD) Board of Trustees positions Trustees session scheduled for: positions at two information sessions scheduled for:

Wednesday, July July 25, 25, 2018 Wednesday, 2018and and Wednesday, August August 22, Wednesday, 22,2018 2018 at 6:00 6:00 p.m. at p.m. The information sessions are for candidates vying for four open seats in the 6, 2018 election for CCCD Trusteeseats information sessions areNovember for candidates vying for four open Areas 1, 2, 4 and 5.

The vember 6, 2018 election for CCCD Trustee Areas 1, 2, 4, and 5.

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This is an opportunity for candidates to receive an update

This is an opportunity for candidates receiveregarding an update on the CCCD and on the CCCD and ComptontoCollege facilities, Compton College regarding accreditation, Compton accreditation, thefacilities, Compton College Transitionthe Plan, AcademicCollege TransiAffairs,Affairs, and the Compton Promise program. tion Plan, Academic and the College Compton College Promise program. For morecontact information, contact theCommunity Compton Community For more information, the Compton College District presiCollege District president/CEO office at 310-900-1600, ext. dent/CEO office2000. at 310-900-1600, ext. 2000. www.district.compton.edu www.district.compton.edu


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Another Assault on the Black Press By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. Amid the rush to comprehend the ramifications of a full-scale international trade war initiated by the errant and backward tariff policies of the Trump Administration, there are results of the tariffs that need to be challenged by Black America. The financial sustainability of the Black Press of America is now facing a catastrophic and a possible deadly impact, because of these new tariffs. The current dispute over the rising costs of the paper product termed “newsprint,” because of tariffs on Canadian newsprint threatens the future of member publishers of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and could further isolate and disenfranchise African American businesses and communities in cities and towns across the United States. Import duties the U.S. Commerce Department is now applying to Canadian-made newsprint is already increasing costs enough to prompt layoffs and scaled-back news coverage by some of the nation’s major dailies and weekly publications. If these tariffs remain in place, scores of newspapers with smaller circulations, notably those that serve African American communities, could be forced to cease publishing a print edition or close altogether. During the past 191 years, the Black Press has survived, endured and overcome past firebombing and improvised explosive attacks, as well as other deadly manifestations of racial violence. The newsprint tariffs appear to have been put in place by the Trump Administration after being encouraged by the interests of a single paper mill in Washington State called NORPAC. NORPAC argues that Canadian government policies give Canadian paper producers an unfair

advantage in the U.S. market. moving forward even in the face newspapers are the lifeblood for our NORPAC says the added duties, or of these new contrived dangers communities. tariffs, at the border are protecting and obstacles in the marketplace. The tariffs threaten more than it. NORPAC can fight for its self- Our newspapers enliven and local newspapers. Newsprint is used interest but the U.S. government inform the debate within African for promotional materials by retailers has an obligation to consider American and other communities and civic groups. It is used by book the impact the tariffs are having that we serve and help to empower publishers and printers. Often these on the nation as a whole, and in with news, information, and the are small businesses serving local particular the impact communities. If on African American newsprint goes up owned newspapers and We forthrightly oppose the Trump tariffs in price, printers businesses. get fewer on newsprint and demand an end to the will We forthrightly contracts and have oppose the Trump disastrous trade policies that are hurting fewer customers. tariffs on newsprint Ironically, the our businesses and communities. and demand an end tariffs NORPAC to the disastrous wants in place will trade policies that actually threaten are hurting our businesses and reaffirmation of the vitality of Black paper producers and a range of communities. cultural genius and excellence in related business. A coalition of these Given that newsprint and labor all fields of endeavor. businesses, the STOPP Alliance, account for most of the cost of Our printed editions are estimates some 650,000 jobs could running a newspaper, it is easy especially important in communities be at risk—all to help one company to see how jacking up the price where people are less likely to that has no allies or supporters of newsprint by more than 30 be able to afford or take full within the U.S. paper industry. percent could spell the difference advantage of broadband Internet The U.S. International Trade between these publications eking access. However useful today’s Commission (ITC) is reviewing the out a modest profit or going out of technological innovations are in facts in this case and is expected business. Around 2,000 newspapers sharing information, for many to announce its recommendations have closed or morphed into people, there is no substitute or on what to do with the tariffs later something else in the last 15 years. affordable alternative to the local the summer. In the meantime, The NNPA is proud that its weekly newspaper of, by, and for the members of Congress from both 215 member-publications are African-American community. Our parties have introduced legislation

to suspend the tariffs immediately. The STOPP Alliance has also created an online petition to urge the ITC to end the tariffs. Consider adding your voice to this effort by clicking on this link. After all, the threat the duties on newsprint pose to daily and weekly print publications serving communities in urban and rural areas is especially acute. If there was ever a time when the country needed a range of authentic and “trusted” outlets to share news and perspectives, it is today. In today’s world, the newspapers that serve African American communities will continue to play a crucial role. Errant trade policies and duties championed by a single company must not be allowed to diminish the meaningful role of the Black Press of America. Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. is the President and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) based in Washington, D.C. Dr. Chavis can be contacted at dr.bchavis@nnpa. org. Follow Dr. Chavis on Twitter @DrBenChavis.

NEW LEGISLATION WOULD RESTORE REVOKED HUD PROTECTIONS AND RULES

By Charlene Crowell

When Dr. Ben Carson was named Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), many housing and civil rights advocates wondered how a worldrenowned neurosurgeon would direct the future of housing in America. By his own admission, he arrived at HUD with no governmental experience or active interest in housing’s history either. Despite those professional shortcomings, Secretary Carson swiftly began a series of actions that triggered broad and sustained criticism from civil rights and housing policy advocates. On Secretary Carson’s watch, HUD proposed billion-dollar budget reductions, increased rental fees for public housing tenants, removed explicit language on fair housing from the agency’s mission statement, and halted efforts that require local communities receiving HUD funds to address fair housing needs. In sum, Secretary Carson has acted like a man on a mission with no time to spare. This past January, Carson also announced a suspension of a key rule known as Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH). The rule that went into effect in July 2015 required any state, locality, or public housing authority receiving HUD funds to have a plan and timeline that incorporates community concerns to actively address fair housing issues in their locales. Although civil rights and consumer protection advocates have brought legal challenges to reverse the suspension of AFFH and other misdeeds, the wheels of justice continue their characteristically slow and deliberate pace. But California Congresswoman Maxine Waters recently stepped up to file legislation designed to cure many of the regressive ills pushed by Secretary Carson. On June 26, she introduced a bill entitled, Restoring Fair Housing Protections Eliminated by HUD Act of 2018 (H.R. 6220).

“The Department of Housing and Urban Development is supposed to create strong communities; expand access to affordable housing; and enforce fair housing rights,” said Congresswoman Waters. “Unfortunately since becoming Secretary, Ben Carson has taken numerous steps to eliminate fair housing protections for the most vulnerable families in this country.” The following day, June 27, the House Financial Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas, convened a hearing with Secretary Carson. “Over the last 20 years, the HUD budget has doubled, whereas the family budget, which pays for it, has increased by less than double digits,” said Rep. Hensarling. “In fact, HUD’s budget has grown faster than almost every other federal budget function, including social security, education, and national defense. HUD

resources have not been the challenge, HUD’s mission and takes actions that roll back critical focus and success has been.” protections that ensure that all Americans have Speaking next as the Committee’s Ranking fair access to housing.” Member, Congresswoman Waters offered For his part, Secretary Carson noted that a completely opposite perspective on HUD each year, HUD receives an estimated 8,000 and Secretary Carson. In her remarks, Rep. fair housing complaints. In speaking to the Waters underscored that her new legislation 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, he was intended to revoke also added, “HUD Congress should not stand and our fair housing key actions by Secretary Carson and return them by while the agency charged partners continue to HUD’s fair housing to enforce the letter with ensuring fair housing and [sic] spirit of this agenda. Those actions included restoring: turns its back on its mission. landmark law.” Fair housing language Early reactions to to the agency’s mission Secretary Carson’s Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) statement with the comments reflect specific inclusion of text stating “inclusive how his words and his actions diverge. and sustainable communities free from “Fifty years ago, Congress empowered discrimination”; HUD to dismantle legalized discrimination in HUD’s AFFH rule as soon as practically housing to create opportunity for all as where possible following the bill’s enactment; you live is a factor in so many of life’s outcomes, HUD’s Local Government Assessment including education and healthcare,” noted Tool that helps state and local jurisdictions to Nikitra Bailey, an EVP with the Center for comply with the AFFH rule within 30 days of Responsible Lending (CRL). “Rep. Waters’ new enactment; and bill requires HUD to remain steadfast in its A requirement that the HUD Secretary responsibility to foster inclusive communities report to Congress a Secretary-directed review free of discrimination so that all Americans of fair housing complaints that involve an online have the ability to thrive. platform. Additionally, the Secretary’s report to And Bailey is not alone. Beyond CRL, Congress would include: an analysis of trends H.R. 6220 is also supported by several civil and risks related to discrimination, steps to rights and housing advocates that include: address such discrimination, and the status of National Fair Housing Alliance, The Leadership complaints filed. Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Local The legislation also includes a requirement Initiatives Support Corporation (also known as that owners and operators of HUD-funded LISC), NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Lawyers’ homeless shelters to post a notice informing Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, clients of their rights under an agency rule National Community Reinvestment Coalition, regarding gender identity. This rule affects any National Housing Law Project, PolicyLink, and grantee receiving funding through the agency’s other organizations. Community Planning and Development The bill has been referred to two House program. Committees, Judiciary and Financial Services. Before yielding back the balance of her Time will tell whether in the year marking the time, the Ranking Member added, “Congress golden anniversary of the Fair Housing Act if should not stand by while the agency charged other Members of Congress will stand up for with ensuring fair housing turns its back on its fair housing too.


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AMERICA WILL BE!

By Marian Wright Edelman

In 1935, the brilliant Black poet Langston Hughes wrote “Let America Be America Again.” Hughes wasn’t looking back to a nostalgic, idealized fantasy of America’s past. As he says in the refrain: “America never was America to me.” Instead, the poem is about the dream so many people of all colors, backgrounds, faiths, and nationalities have always had of what America should be – the “dream it used to be” of love, opportunity, equality, and freedom for all. That was the “dream so strong, so brave, so true” it drew generations of poor and workingclass immigrants here from “dark Ireland’s shore, and Poland’s plain, and England’s grassy lea” to join the farmers, laborers and factory workers – and slaves and Native Americans – on whose backs America was built. His poem draws a stark contrast between the dream and the reality of America’s long history of economic and racial oppression and exploitation that left it “almost dead.” But it says that American dream must live on: O, let America be America again— The land that never has been yet— And yet must be—the land where every man is free. The land that’s mine—the poor man’s, Indian’s, Negro’s, ME— Who made America, Whose sweat and blood, whose faith and pain, Whose hand at the foundry, whose plow in the rain, Must bring back our mighty dream again.… O, yes, I say it plain, America never was America to me, And yet I swear this oath— America will be! America will be. My late beloved theologian friend Dr. Vincent Harding, close adviser of Dr. Martin

Luther King, Jr., quoted this verse The last weeks and months have justice, safety and equal opportunity. as a challenge to all of us: “We can given many of us pause about the America is not America right now to always stop there and complain and viability of America’s dream as every many millions within and without complain and complain – ‘you’ve day brings new assaults within and our borders as we cruelly separate never been America to me.’ But without government on American children and parents seeking a safe haven from repression remember, Langston and violence in their did not stop there. Many in power seem bent on turning countries and let 13.2 ‘America, you’ve never been America to me. the clock backwards and transforming million children live in poverty. So we must But I swear this oath the dream into a nightmare – closing its speak up and vote – you will be!’ I want you, those who are not doors to those seeking freedom, justice, massively and demand leaders who will keep afraid to swear oaths, safety and equal opportunity. moving us towards to swear that oath America’s true promise. for yourself, for your America must continue to children…You will be, America. ideals and the hard earned progress You will be what you could be. You made but still not complete. Many struggle as hard as necessary to will be what you should be, and I in power seem bent on turning the live up to the creed enunciated in am going to give my life to working clock backwards and transforming the Declaration of Independence for that.” And so must we all in the dream into a nightmare – closing but not yet a reality for millions these times. its doors to those seeking freedom, of excluded and marginalized

children, women and men – especially those of color – still fighting to access America’s promise of equal opportunity and build a safe and just America for themselves and their children and grandchildren. Deep-seated cultural, racial, economic, and gender impediments to a just union challenge us mightily still and must be fought with all our strength. We must remain ever vigilant and never tire of fighting every attempt to turn back the clock of racial and economic progress or allow political and economic self-interest to sully our national dream. We must stand up and fight every new unjust policy that excludes rather than includes all those left behind because they are women, poor, disabled, immigrants seeking a better life in our nation of fellow immigrants, or others seen as without power. It is simply unAmerican. Our voices must get louder and our struggle must accelerate and grow into a mighty sustained roar until our political and economic leaders realize that America is not just for the privileged few but for all and that these core values of freedom and justice are under assault. Celebrating another July 4th is hollow if we do not join together to affirm Langston Hughes’s dream and build a nation we are proud of because of our human decency. America will be – if you and I stand up, speak up and vote to make America’s light shine bright rather than spread darkness across our world. Marian Wright Edelman is President of the Children's Defense Fund, whose Leave No Child Behind’s 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.

A Letter from America’s Children

By Ron Harris

Dear U.S. Media, Democrats, Republicans, Independents and to the concerned Americans who poured out into the streets to protest Donald Trump’s cruel and faulty immigration policies, What about us? We understand and applaud your response to this administration’s malevolent separation of immigrant families from their children—policies and practices so unAmerican and shocking that they have come to dominate the national conversation. Your immediate, visceral response to evil spurred you into action. But there is another evil, a pervasive, chronic and unrelenting wickedness that we, your children, live with every day. We are being shot down on the nation’s streets, locked away in juvenile facilities, poisoned by dangerous drinking water, threatened and harassed by neighborhood gangs, left homeless, either alone from abuse or with parents that cannot afford to put a roof over our heads. We live in neighborhoods bereft of adequate food sources and with fathers and mothers so wrought with financial and psychological instability they can’t provide our needs. And because our nation has lived with this reality so long, it has become almost accepted. It has become quietly and unconsciously perceived as part of the norm, part of the landscape, like the air we breathe, until little by little it becomes so caustic that it kills us or chokes us into action. Unfortunately for us, your children, you haven’t reached that point. There are 408,000 of us, American children, who also have been separated from our families and placed in the care of others, like the 2,000 immigrant children who you took to the streets to protect. Many of us languish in foster care with little hope of ever being united with our parents or extended families. As we watched the huge crowds that stretched across 700 U.S. cities Saturday. We saw the signs proudly held high that

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read, “Family Separations Are Cruel.” And home because there is no suitable home to go we thought, “Yes, they are.” What about us? to. Her parents are homeless, and authorities Where is our march? Where is our media can’t release her to an unstable home. Other coverage? parents are dysfunctional or can’t provide Half of us currently in foster will be the guidance we need. So, we go behind homeless within six months after growing bars because there are not enough treatment too old for the system. facilities for us. We are unprepared to want a march, Many of us languish in too,We one live on our own. We have for better limited education and schools for all, because foster care with little no social support. About you recognize how the hope of ever being a quarter of the rest will hopelessness created be homeless within two united with our parents by faulty education to four years of leaving diminishes lives and or extended families. leads to incarceration – the system. Some of us will become part of the that 32 percent of white 20,000 U.S. children annually forced into males in juvenile custody dropped out of prostitution. school, and that nearly half of AfricanAnother two million of us this year will American and Hispanic male youth behind separated from our families and placed bars also quit. behind bars and in juvenile custody. Many Media reported how families from El of us, like Clarice, one of twin 14-year-old Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico sisters in Montgomery County, Md., can’t go are fleeing to the U.S. to escape gangs in their

countries. Many of us live in gang-infested neighborhoods, too. In cities like St. Louis, Baltimore, New Orleans, Detroit, Cleveland, Las Vegas, Kansas City, Mo., Memphis, Newark and Chicago, the 10 U.S. cities with the highest murder rate, we have long understood their terror. We understand their fear. In Chicago, a city rife with street gangs and where at least 16 children have been murdered in the first six months of this year, more than 50,000 people demonstrated for the rights of immigrants fleeing gangs in countries few of them have ever visited. Ironically, they never marched for the children slain this year in a city they traverse every day: Maysia Woodard, 12 mos.; Damarcus Wilson, 16; Deshawn James, 17; Rhomel Wellington, 17; Mateo Nathan Aguayo, 2; Joseph Smith, 16; Jose Agular, 14; Jayton Jones, 17; Erin Carey, 17; She’Vaughn O’Flynn, 12; Jechon Anderson, 11; China Lyons-Upshaw, 17; David Thomas 16; Parris Purdis, 17; Kyle McGowan, 17, and Jazmyn Jester, 15, who was among four people murdered and 13 others shot over 17 hours on a Tuesday and a Wednesday in May. Where do families like theirs emigrate to escape the violence? Many of us live in poverty, one of every four children in Arizona, Georgia, California, Kentucky, Texas, Nevada, New Mexico and New York, one in three in the nation’s capital. At least 2.5 million of us will spend some period of life this year homeless; maybe a month, maybe six months or maybe the whole year. Most of us will spend at least one day every month without food. Look at us. Pivot your cameras and microphones to us, as well. We are your children, and there is real evil that plagues us too. What about us? Ron Harris is a journalist, adjunct professor at Howard University and coauthor with Matthew Horace of the new book “The Black and The Blue, A Cop Reveals Crimes, Racism and Injustice in America’s Law Enforcement.”


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HEALTH Temps Rise, Records Fall:

Things to Know About the Heat Wave By Malcom Ritter

NEW YORK (AP)—If you've been hot lately, you're not alone. Record high temperatures have been logged over the past week in the U.S. and around the world. Here's a quick look at the heat. WHAT'S GOING ON? For the week through Tuesday, 227 U.S. records were broken for highest temperature for particular days, and another 157 were tied, federal statistics show. There was also a lack of cooling overnight, with 451 records broken for warmest minimum temperatures for particular days, and another 421 tied. In Burlington, Vermont, for example, the temperature got down only to 80 degrees (27 degrees Celsius) on July 2, its highest low temperature ever.

Some other countries have seen more frequent going forward than all-time highs, such as 105 degrees (41 they have been in the past.” C) in Tblisi, the capital of the nation Jeff Masters, director of of Georgia, on Wednesday, and 109 meteorology for the private degrees (43 C) in forecasting service Baku, the capital Underground, Heat waves like Weather of Azerbaijan, said the past week's this are likely to heat wave “is the kind on Sunday. On Monday, Iran thing you expect be more frequent of experienced to see on a warming going forward its hottest July planet ... it's easier to temperature ever, set a heat record.” He than they have 127 degrees (53 C). notes that 2016 was the been in the past. warmest year on record IS THIS DUE globally, and that year Jeff Masters, TO CLIMATE saw the most all-time CHANGE? heat records broken Meteorologist around the world. Heat waves are a part of every summer, and scientists hesitate to IS ANY RELIEF IN SIGHT? link any single weather event to the warming climate that researchers In the U.S., Masters said, a cold have measured over long periods of front should bring relief from the time. Still, Matthew Rosencrans of heat and humidity in the Midwest the National Weather service says and Northeast on Friday through that because of global warming, Sunday. Southern California will “heat waves like this are likely to be get severe heat during that time,

he said, with a high of 102 degrees (39 C) forecast for Friday in Los Angeles. That city has experienced only five July days in recorded history that were warmer, he said. The coming week will be pretty hot over most of the U.S., especially in the West, forecasters

say. For the last two weeks of July, temperatures over the eastern half of the country are likely to be closer to average than they were this past week, while probably remaining above average in the western part of the country and the southern Plains.

Fresh Grounds for Coffee: Study Shows it May Boost Longevity By Lindsey Tanner CHICAGO (AP)—Go ahead and have that cup of coffee, maybe even several more. New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life, even for those who down at least eight cups daily. In a study of nearly half-a-million British adults, coffee drinkers had a slightly lower risk of death over 10 years than abstainers. The apparent longevity boost was seen with instant, ground and decaffeinated, results that echo U.S. research. It's the first large study to suggest a benefit even in people with genetic glitches affecting how their bodies use caffeine. Overall, coffee drinkers were about 10 percent to 15 percent less likely to die than abstainers during a decade of follow-up. Differences by amount of coffee consumed and genetic variations were minimal. The results don't prove your coffee pot is a fountain of youth nor are they a reason for abstainers to start drinking coffee, said Alice Lichtenstein, a Tufts University nutrition expert who was not involved in the research. But she said the results reinforce

previous research and add additional reassurance for coffee drinkers. “It's hard to believe that something we enjoy so much could be good for us. Or at least not be bad,” Lichtenstein said. The study was published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. It's not clear exactly how drinking coffee might affect longevity. Lead author Erikka Loftfield, a researcher at the U.S. National Cancer Institute, said coffee contains more than 1,000 chemical compounds including antioxidants, which help protect cells from damage. Other studies have suggested that substances in coffee may reduce inflammation and improve how the body uses insulin, which can reduce chances for developing diabetes. Loftfield said efforts to explain the

potential longevity benefit a r e continuing. A d a m Ta y l o r, fetching two iced coffees for friends Monday in downtown Chicago, said the study results make

sense. “Coffee makes you happy, it gives you something to look forward to in the m o r n i n g ,” said Taylor, a sound engineer from Las Vegas. “I try to have just one cup daily,” Taylor said. “Otherwise I get a little hyper.” For the study, researchers invited 9 million British adults to take part; 498,134 women and men aged 40 to 69 agreed. The low participation rate means those involved may have been healthier than the general U.K. population, the researchers said. Participants filled out questionnaires about daily coffee consumption, exercise and other habits, and received physical exams including blood tests. Most were coffee drinkers; 154,000 or almost one-third drank

two to three cups daily and 10,000 drank at least eight cups daily. During the next decade, 14,225 participants died, mostly of cancer or heart disease. Caffeine can cause short-term increases in blood pressure, and some smaller studies have suggested that it might be linked with high blood pressure, especially in people with a genetic variation that causes them to metabolize caffeine slowly. But coffee drinkers in the U.K. study didn't have higher risks than nondrinkers of dying from heart disease and other blood pressurerelated causes. And when all causes of death were combined, even slow caffeine metabolizers had a longevity boost. As in previous studies, coffee drinkers were more likely than abstainers to drink alcohol and smoke, but the researchers took those factors into account, and coffee drinking seemed to cancel them out. The research didn't include whether participants drank coffee black or with cream and sugar. But Lichtenstein said loading coffee with extra fat and calories isn't healthy.

Trump Administration Takes Another Swipe at 'Obamacare' By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar

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ASHINGTON (AP)—The Trump administration is freezing payments under an “Obamacare” program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses, a move expected to add to premium increases next year. At stake are billions in payments to insurers with sicker customers. The latest administration action could disrupt the Affordable Care Act, the health care law that has withstood President Donald Trump's efforts to completely repeal it. In a weekend announcement, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said the administration is acting because of conflicting court ruling in lawsuits filed by some smaller insurers who question whether they are being fairly treated under the program. The so-called “risk adjustment” program takes payments from insurers with healthier customers and redistributes that money to companies with sicker enrollees. Payments for 2017 are $10.4 billion. No taxpayer subsidies

are involved. The idea behind the program is to remove the financial incentive for insurers to “cherry pick” healthier customers. The government uses a similar approach with Medicare private insurance plans and the Medicare prescription drug benefit. Major insurer groups said Saturday the administration's action interferes with a program that's working well. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, whose members are a mainstay of Affordable Care Act coverage, said it was “extremely disappointed” with the administration's action. The Trump administration's move “will significantly increase 2019 premiums for millions of individuals and small business owners and could result in far fewer health plan choices,” association president Scott Serota said in a statement. “It will undermine Americans' access to affordable coverage, particularly those who need medical care the most.” Serota noted that the payments are required by law and said he believes the administration has the legal authority to continue making

them despite the court cases. He warned of “turmoil” as insurers finalize their rates for 2019. America's Health Insurance Plans, the main health insurance industry trade group, said in a statement that it is “very discouraged” by the Trump administration's decision to freeze payments. “Costs for taxpayers will rise as the federal government spends more on premium subsidies,” the group said. Rumors that the Trump administration would freeze payments were circulating late last week. But the Saturday announcement via email was unusual for such a major step. The administration argued in its announcement that its hands were tied by conflicting court rulings in New Mexico and Massachusetts. Medicare and Medicaid Administrator Seema Verma said the Trump administration was disappointed by a New Mexico court ruling that questioned the workings of the risk program for insurers. The administration “has asked the court to reconsider its ruling, and hopes for a prompt resolution that allows (the government) to prevent more

adverse impacts on Americans who receive their insurance in the individual and small group markets,” she said. More than 10 million people buy individual health insurance plans through HealthCare. gov and state insurance marketplaces. The vast majority of those customers receives taxpayer subsidies under the Obama-era health law and would be shielded from

premium increases next year. The brunt of higher prices would fall on solid middleclass consumers who are not eligible for the income-based subsidies. Many of those are self-employed people and smallbusiness owners, generally seen as a Republican constituency. The latest “Obamacare” flare-up does not affect most people with employer coverage. Unable to totally repeal the

law, the White House and the Republican-led Congress have taken a series of steps that make it harder for the ACA to work as intended. Among them: • Repealing, effective next year, an unpopular requirement that most people carry health insurance, or risk fines. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that will raise premiums by about 10 percent. • Eliminating another set of payments to insurers, which covered discounts that the companies are required to provide low-income people on their copayments and deductibles. • Slashing the advertising budget for HealthCare.gov even as the sign-up window was shortened by half. • Clearing the way for lowcost insurance plans that cover less and may siphon healthier customers away from ACA plans. Even so, enrollment under the health law has remained remarkably steady. But premiums for people who buy individual coverage and are not eligible for ACA subsidies have continued rising by double digits.


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ENTERTAINMENT

Will LA Mean LeBron Behind the Scenes and On the Big Screen?

By Andrew Dalton

LOS ANGELES (AP)—“Space Jam 2?” A whole new “House Party” franchise? With the leadership of LeBron James, anything is possible. As James comes from Cleveland to Los Angeles looking to take the Lakers to more championships with a blockbuster $154 million contract announced this week, he could also push those two 1990s properties closer to reality and go from parttime presence to major player in Hollywood.

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AMES hasn't yet spoken about his plans for Los Angeles. But if he wants to, he's already shown he can act, and not just in that good-for-an-athlete way. His one real film role, playing himself in the 2015 Amy Schumer film “Trainwreck,” directed by Judd Apatow, won big raves. The Associated Press' Lindsey Bahr called him “a comedic revelation.” Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post said he showed “expert, deadpan timing.” James' co-stars agreed. “He was really good. Like everything with him it was very effortless,” said Bill Hader, who played the movie's male lead with James as his sidekick and previously acted with James when he hosted “Saturday Night Live.” “He's always listening. I know actors that don't listen, they're just waiting to say their line. He listened.” Hader said there was frequent improvisation on “Trainwreck,” and LeBron easily kept up with the sketch

comedy pros like Hader. “You'll never believe this, but he was super confident,” Hader told the AP with a laugh by phone from the Toronto set of the film “It 2.” “But not cocky,” Hader added. “I remember Chris Rock was on set and rattled off a line suggestion really fast for LeBron, and LeBron said it back during the scene verbatim,” Hader said. “I remember thinking, “I can't do that.” He wouldn't be the first Laker to try acting. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Shaquille O'Neal had their share of famous, and infamous roles. And Kobe Bryant ended up with an unlikely Academy Award for an animated short based on a poem he wrote about basketball. Whether or not he appears on screen, James has already begun a major media career that can only get a boost from LA. Gone are the days when athletes had to be in a major market to make it in film and television, as James himself has shown through his

years building his brand in and entertainment marketing Cleveland. and management firm. “The But there's nothing like advantage of a market like New face-time for becoming a force York, Los Angeles and Golden in Hollywood. State is the ability to have James and his business coffee, lunch or dinner daily” partner Maverick Carter have with key decision makers. “In a a production smaller market company, you don't get He was really SpringHill those consistent good. Like Entertainment, opportunities,” that has a deal said. everything with he Schwab with Warner said him it was very James' partners Bros. and office space on the at Warner Bros. effortless. legendary movie and elsewhere company's lot, are most likely Bill Hader where he could “excited that become a regular. he's in Los Angeles as they “Certainly the proximity could possibly use LeBron will make it easier for LeBron personally to close business personally to be part of future deals with future partners of projects,” said David Schwab, their own.” an executive vice president James, via SpringHill and at Octagon, a global sports his digital film company

Uninterrupted has already brought some projects to big and small screens, with many more in the works. Here are some highlights: • “Space Jam 2.” The idea of James reviving the 1996 movie starring another candidate for greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan, has been in circulation for several years. The movie with Jordan battling animated aliens alongside Bugs Bunny and his Warner Bros. cartoon buddies brought mixed reviews and eyerolls at the time, but has become a cult classic. Justin Lin of the “Fast & Furious” films has been attached as director. • “House Party.” Stephen Glover and Jamal Olori of “Atlanta” are writing a script T:5.5” that James and SpringHill

hope will revive the franchise that starred Kid n' Play and spawned three big-screen sequels from 1990 to 1994. • “Smallfoot.” James will have another chance to show off his comic chops as the voice of a skeptical yeti in Warner Bros' animated film. • “Now We're Talking.” A digital comedy series on Uninterrupted that features two rival professional football quarterbacks who become broadcasters and frequent pro athlete cameos is about to enter its second season. • SpringHill is also producing several more television projects including the game shows “The Wall” and “Do or Dare” and “Rise Up,” a documentary about the civil rights movement for the History Channel.

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Show on Slavery Prompts Artist to Quit Montreal Jazz Fest OTTAWA, Ontario (AP)— American singer-songwriter Moses Sumney is performing two last-minute club shows in Montreal after pulling out of the Montreal International Jazz Festival over a show on slavery performed by whites. The Black artist canceled his Tuesday performance at the jazz fest because of its ties to SLAV, a theatrical production on Black slavery put on by a primarily white group of entertainers.

Sumney complained of cultural appropriation in a note to festival organizers. In the letter, he says: “Their songs are taken from them by white people and performed to rooms full of other white people for high ticket prices. I much would have preferred seeing actual Black Americans sing their own slave songs.” The festival says it respects Sumney's decision and hopes he will perform there in the future.

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NEWS U.S. Will Reunite, Release Over 50 Immigrant Children

By Elliot Spagat

SAN DIEGO (AP)— More than 50 immigrant children under age 5 will be reunited with their parents by Tuesday’s court-ordered deadline for action by Trump administration. That’s only about half of the 100 or so toddlers covered by the order. At a court hearing, Justice Department lawyer Sarah Fabian acknowledged the government wouldn’t meet the

deadline for all the children, citing a variety of reasons, including that the parents of some of the youngsters have already been deported. Fabian said that 54 children will be joined with their parents by the end of Tuesday at locations across the country and that an additional five were undergoing final background checks. It was the first time the government indicated whether the parents and children would be released or detained together. They will be set free in the U.S. pending the outcome of their

immigration cases, which can take several years. Fabian didn’t say why they were being released, but U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has little space to hold families. ICE has three family detention centers with room for about 3,000 people in all, and the places are already at or near capacity. The Trump administration is trying to line up thousands more beds at military bases. American Civil Liberties Union attorney Lee Gelernt told reporters he was “both

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pleased and disappointed” with the government’s progress toward meeting the deadline. “Tomorrow there will hopefully be more than 50 babies and toddlers reunited with their parents, and that is obviously an enormous victory,” he said. But he said those who remain split from their parents are “in for a long process.” U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw ordered both sides back in court on Tuesday to give another update. The ACLU was drawing up a proposal to shorten the wait for the remaining children. Gelernt said some procedures—such as DNA testing, As for most of the rest fingerprinting and requests parents, and a 30-day deadline for other information—were for older children. The 30-day of the under-5 children who have yet to reunited with their designed for releasing chil- deadline is up July 26. Monday’s hearing set the families, Fabian said that their dren to distant relatives, not to stage for a dramatic day of re- parents have already been reparents. leased into the U.S., More than 2,000 children in all were “Tomorrow there will hopefully have been deported, or are behind bars on separated from their be more than 50 babies and criminal charges. parents by U.S. immichild has not gration authorities at toddlers reunited with their beenOnematched with a the border this spring before President Don- parents, and that is obviously parent, Fabian said. The ACLU identified him as ald Trump reversed an enormous victory.” a 3-year-old boy. course on June 20 The hearing folamid an international Lee Gelernt ACLU lowed a feverish weekoutcry and said famiend of talks between lies should remain tounifications on Tuesday across the administration and the gether. Late last month, Sabraw, the country, though they are ACLU after the judge refused an appointee of Republican likely to occur largely outside on Friday to grant a blanket President George W. Bush, set public view. Fabian did not extension to the deadline, saya 14-day deadline to reunite disclose where the reunions ing instead that he would only consider certain exceptions. children under 5 with their would take place.

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ACROSS 1. "____ of time" 6. Federal Communications Commission 9. Frosh, next year 13. "Vamos a la ____" 14. *Don McLean: "A long, long time ____..." 15. Par on a short golf hole 16. Whatsoever 17. Steadfast Soldier's material 18. Art class support 19. Classical music composition, pl. 21. *One of his hits is a stadium favorite 23. *Paul McCartney's 2013 album 24. Fat Man or Little Boy 25. Cul de ____ 28. Prince of India 30. *"I Will Always Love You" creator 35. "Goodness gracious!" 37. *Chuck Berry's "____ Over Beethoven" 39. Bird-made fertilizer 40. Beginner 41. Interior designer's field 43. Come clean, with "up" 44. Meat jelly dish 46. Ad staple 47. What refugees do 48. *Best selling artist in 2000s in U.S. 50. Type of tide 52. Pig pen 53. #34 Down, alt. spelling 55. Bird word 57. *King of Pop 61. *Bruce Springsteen 65. "Farewell" from Emmanuel Macron 66. Bonanza find 68. Cone shaped dwelling 69. Dust-related allergy trigger, pl. 70. "Days of ____ Lives" 71. *Soul singer-songwriter Hayes 72. Pavlova's pas 73. X 74. Smallest units of life DOWN 1. Pampering places

2. Chorus member 3. Indian flatbread 4. *He's "Tangled Up in Blue" 5. Salt merchant 6. *"____" Domino 7. Computer-generated imagery 8. Urban dwelling 9. A fake in bed 10. Guesstimate phrase 11. Hammer part 12. Retained 15. Lipton package 20. Grammy, e.g. 22. Mischievous little rascal 24. Theater tier 25. Caterpillar hairs 26. Discrimination against seniors 27. Plural of carpus 29. *Piano man 31. 1600s neck wear 32. Chinese weight units

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with a firearm and possession for sale of methamphetamine, along with two counts each of conspiracy to commit a crime and possession of a firearm by a felon. Jones is charged with one count each of kidnapping for ransom, kidnapping, kidnapping to commit another crime, firstdegree residential burglary, unlawful driving or taking of a vehicle, perjury by declaration, forgery, grand theft auto, possession for sale of methamphetamine and resisting, obstructing or delaying a peace officer or EMT, along with two counts of conspiracy to commit a crime. Neal is charged with six counts: one count each of kidnapping to commit another crime, perjury by declaration, forgery and grand theft auto, as well as two counts of conspiracy to commit a crime The three—who are jailed—

are due back in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom July 23 for a pretrial hearing. If convicted as charged, Stewart and Jones each face up to life in state prison without the possibility of parole, while Neal could face up to life in prison, according to the District Attorney's Office. Neal's arrest, which occurred around 7 a.m. Monday near La Cienega Boulevard and Centinela Avenue, was caught on cellphone video and posted on Twitter. The video has since been viewed about 2.4 million times. The man who recorded the video from a nearby Starbucks can be heard in the background questioning the show of force by law enforcement. "That is unnecessary," the man says on the video as Neal is seen getting out of her car with her arms raised and walking backward toward

gun- wielding officers. "Wow. Wow, really? We've got one, two, three, four, five—five guns pointed at this woman, at this unarmed black woman." As the video began going viral on Twitter, the LAPD responded on its own Twitter page, with a post noting that the woman was wanted for a violent crime. "Although we are limited in what info we can release, we can confirm this individual was arrested on a felony kidnapping warrant & taken into custody without a use of force," according to the department's post. "She is being held on 1 million dollars’ bail." When charges were announced Tuesday, the department tweeted an update, noting that "three people, including the female seen in this video, have been charged with kidnapping an actress and an actor and holding the male victim for ransom."

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“The woman pushed him and ... (picked) up the block of concrete and she (hit) him in his head many times,” she said. “That’s why it’s very bad.” In the cell phone photo, the assailant can be seen standing by a young girl, and holding a piece of concrete in her hand. Margie Morris, who lives in the area, called the assailant “mean and cruel.” “She was evil. Because who would harm an old man like that?” Morris told ABC7. Anyone with information on the crime was urged to call the sheriff’s Century Station at (323) 568-4800.

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NEWS `

U.S. ARMY QUIETLY DISCHARGING IMMIGRANT RECRUITS

By Martha Mendoza and Garance Burke SAN ANTONIO—Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged, the Associated Press has learned.

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HE AP was unable to quantify how many men and women who enlisted through the special recruitment program have been booted from the Army, but immigration attorneys say they know of more than 40 who have been discharged or whose status has become questionable, jeopardizing their futures. “It was my dream to serve in the military,” said reservist Lucas Calixto, a Brazilian immigrant who filed a lawsuit against the Army last week. “Since this country has been so good to me, I thought it was the least I could do to give back to my adopted country and serve in the United States military.” Some of the service members say they were not told why they were being discharged. Others who pressed for answers said the Army informed them they'd been labeled as security risks because they have relatives abroad or because the Defense Department had not completed background checks on them. Spokespeople for the Pentagon and the Army said that, due to the pending litigation, they were unable to explain the discharges or respond to questions about whether there have been policy changes in any of the military branches. Eligible recruits are required to have legal status in the U.S., such as a student visa, before enlisting. More than 5,000 immigrants were recruited into the program in 2016, and an estimated 10,000 are currently serving. Most go the Army, but some also go to the other military branches. To become citizens, the service members need an honorable service designation, which can come after even just a few days at boot camp. But the recently discharged service members have had their basic training delayed, so they can't be naturalized. Margaret Stock, an Alaska-based immigration attorney and a retired Army Reserve lieutenant colonel who helped create the immigrant recruitment program, said she's been inundated over the past several days by recruits who have been abruptly discharged. All had signed enlistment contracts and taken an Army oath, Stock said. Many were reservists who had been attending unit drills, receiving pay and undergoing

training, while others had been in a “delayed entry” program, she said. “Immigrants have been serving in the Army since 1775,” Stock said. “We wouldn't have won the revolution without immigrants. And we're not going to win the global war on terrorism today without immigrants.” Stock said the service members she's heard from had been told the Defense Department had not managed to put them through extensive background checks, which include CIA, FBI and National Intelligence Agency screenings and counterintelligence interviews. Therefore, by default, they do not meet the background check requirement. “It's a vicious cycle,” she said. The AP interviewed Calixto and recruits from Pakistan and Iran, all of whom said they were devastated by their unexpected discharges. “Now the great feeling I had when I enlisted is going down the drain,” said Calixto, 28. “I don't understand why this is happening.” In hopes of undoing the discharge, he filed a lawsuit in Washington, D.C., last week alleging the Defense Department hadn't given him a chance to defend himself or appeal. He said he was given no specific grounds other than “personnel security.” Calixto, who lives in Massachusetts and came to the U.S. when he was 12, said in an email interview arranged through his attorney that he joined the Army out of patriotism. In the suit, Calixto said he learned he was being kicked out soon after he was promoted to private second class. The Pakistani service member who spoke to the AP said he learned in a phone call a few weeks ago that his military career was over. “There were so many tears in my eyes that my hands couldn't move fast enough to wipe them away,” he said. “I was devastated, because I love the U.S. and was so honored to be able to serve this great country.” He asked that his name be withheld because he fears he might be forced to return to Pakistan, where he could face danger as a former U.S. Army enlistee. Portions of the 22-year-old's military file reviewed by the AP said he was so deeply loyal to the U.S. that his relationships with his family and fiancee in Pakistan would not make him a security threat. Nonetheless, the documents show the Army cited those foreign ties as a concern. The man had enlisted in April 2016 anticipating he'd be a citizen within months, but faced a series of delays. He had been slated to ship out to basic training in January 2017, but that also was delayed. An Iranian citizen who came to the U.S. for a graduate degree in engineering told

the AP that he enlisted in the program hoping to gain medical training. He said he had felt proud that he was “pursuing everything legally and living an honorable life.” In recent weeks, he said, he learned that he'd been discharged. “It's terrible because I put my life in the line for this country, but I feel like I'm being treated like trash,” he said. “If I am not eligible to become a U.S. citizen, I am really scared to return to my country.” He spoke on condition of anonymity because of those fears. It's unclear how the service members' discharges could affect their status as legal immigrants. In a statement, the Defense Department said: “All service members (i.e. contracted recruits, active duty, Guard and Reserve) and those with an honorable discharge are protected from deportation.” However, immigration attorneys told the AP that many immigrants let go in recent weeks were an “uncharacterized discharge,” neither dishonorable nor honorable. The service members affected by the recent discharges all enlisted in recent years under a special program aimed at bringing medical specialists and fluent speakers of 44 sought-after languages into the military. The idea, according to the Defense Department, was to “recognize their contribution and sacrifice.” President George W. Bush ordered “expedited naturalization” for immigrant soldiers in 2002 in an effort to swell military ranks. Seven years later the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest program, known as MAVNI, became an official recruiting program. It came under fire from conservatives when President Barack Obama added DACA recipients—young immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally—to the list of eligible enlistees. In response, the military layered on additional security clearances for recruits to pass before heading to boot camp. The Trump Administration added even more hurdles, creating a backlog within the Defense Department. Last fall, hundreds of recruits still in the enlistment process had their contracts canceled. A few months later, the military suspended MAVNI. Republican Congressman Andy Harris of Maryland, who has supported legislation to limit the program, told the AP that MAVNI was established by executive order and never properly authorized by Congress. “Our military must prioritize enlisting American citizens, and restore the MAVNI program to its specialized, limited scope,” he said. Non-U.S. citizens have served in the military since the Revolutionary War,

when Continental soldiers included Irish, French and Germans. The U.S. recruited Filipino nationals to serve in the Navy in the 1940s, and worked to enlist Eastern Europeans in the military over the next decade, according to the Defense Department. Since Sept. 11, 2001, nearly 110,000 members of the Armed Forces have gained citizenship by serving in the U.S. military, according to the Defense Department. Many service members recruited through the program have proven to be exemplary. In 2012, then-Sgt. Saral K. Shrestha, originally from Nepal, was named U.S. Army Soldier of the Year. In general, the immigrant recruits have been more cost-effective, outperforming their fellow soldiers in the areas of attrition, performance, education and promotions, according to a recently released review by the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit research institution. The AP spoke with a 26-year-old woman from Dominica who said she proudly enlisted in the immigrant recruitment program in 2016 while earning her nursing degree. She said she drilled each month with her reserve unit, which gave her an award, and had been awaiting a date to start basic training. But in March, she said she looked up her profile on an Army portal and saw that the section about her security eligibility was marked “loss of jurisdiction,” with no further explanation. The next month, her attorney said she found the reservist's name listed as “unsuitable” on a spreadsheet created by the Defense Department. The reservist, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of concerns about her legal standing, said she received additional paperwork last month that indicated her case is awaiting a final decision. “I have always been a good soldier and have always done what they ask me to do,” she said. “I got into debt when I joined the Army because I can't work legally but, financially, I can't survive anymore. I don't want to give up because I genuinely like being in the Army. But I don't know who to turn to.” In recent years, a group of attorneys have been fighting to keep their recruited immigrant clients eligible for naturalization as delays have mounted. Some have been successful, including nearly 50 recruits granted a type of temporary status while their background investigations are being completed. “Some of our clients have finally emerged through the system and at least are doing basic training,” said Donald Friedman, a Washington attorney with Perkins Coie.


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Recording requested by: TS No. CA17-797018-NJ Order No.: 8719984 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/7/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the accrued principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor (s): LOUISE LIAS, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 12/13/2007 as Instrument No. 20072736371 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 8/7 /2018 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA 91766 Amount of accrued balance and other charges: $356,682.48 The purported property address is: 908-910 NORTH TAMARIND AVE., COMPTON, CA 90222 Assessor's

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Parcel No. : 6166-013-012 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the trustee: CA-17-797018-NJ. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on

the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the mortgagor, the mortgagee, or the mortgagee's attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right's against the real property only. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 411 Ivy Street San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 916939-0772 Or Login to: http://www. qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-17-797018NJ IDSPub #0141549 6/27/2018 7/4/2018 7/11/2018 SchId:71497 AdId:23851 CustId:608 -----------Title Order No. 160022387  Trustee Sale No. 81437  Loan No. 399104190 

APN 6186-016-022 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/8/2015. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 7/18/2018 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA TD SPECIALISTS as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 7/17/2015 as Instrument No. 20150866806 in book N/A, page N/A of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: ANTONIO GONZALES, A SINGLE MAN , as Trustor ATHAS CAPITAL GROUP, INC. , as Beneficiary WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, 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). At: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766, NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE – continued all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California described the land therein: LOT 10 OF TRACT 14970, IN THE CITY OF COMPTON, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 394, PAGE 28 AND 29 OF MAPS IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real

County of Los Angeles Department of the Treasurer and Tax Collector Notice of Divided Publication Pursuant to Revenue and Taxation Code (R&TC) Section 3381, the Notice of Sale of Tax-Defaulted Property Subject to the Tax Collector’s Power to Sell in and for the County of Los Angeles, State of California, has been divided and distributed to various newspapers of general circulation published in said county for publication of a portion thereof, in each of the said newspapers. Notice of Public Auction of Tax-Defaulted Property Subject to the Tax Collector’s Power to Sell (Sale No. 2018B) Made pursuant to R&TC Section 3702 Whereas, on May 16, 2018, I, JOSEPH KELLY, County of Los Angeles Treasurer and Tax Collector, was directed by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles, State of California, to sell at online auction certain tax-defaulted properties, which are Subject to the Tax Collector’s Power to Sell. Public notice is hereby given that unless said properties are redeemed prior thereto, I will, beginning on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time, offer for sale and sell said properties at an online auction to the highest bidder for cashier’s check, bank-issued money order, or wire transfer in lawful money of the United States for not less than the minimum bid. The sale will run continuously through Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time, at www.bid4assets.com/losangeles. Parcels that receive no bid will not be re-offered for a reduced minimum price. The minimum bid for each parcel will be $1,426.00, as authorized by R&TC Section 3698.5(c), and the County of Los Angeles Code Section 4.64.150. Prospective bidders may obtain registration and detailed information of this sale at www.bid4assets. com/losangeles. Bidders will be required to submit a refundable deposit of $5,000 at www.bid4assets. com/losangeles. Online registration will begin on Friday, July 6, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time, and end on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. To participate in the auction by mail or fax, bidders may call Bid4Assets at 1(877) 427-7387. Registration must be completed by Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Only cashier’s check, bank-issued money order, or wire transfer will be accepted at the time of registration. Pursuant to R&TC Section 3692.3, all property is sold as is and the County and its employees are not liable for the failure of any electronic equipment that may prevent a person from participating in the sale. If the property is sold, parties of interest, as defined by R&TC Section 4675, have a right to file a claim with the County for any proceeds from the sale, which are in excess of the liens and costs required to be paid from the proceeds. If excess proceeds result from the sale, notice will be given to parties of interest, pursuant to law. All information concerning redemption of tax-defaulted property may be obtained upon request from the Treasurer and Tax Collector’s Office, at 225 North Hill Street, Room 130, Los Angeles, California 90012. You may also call 1(213) 974-2045, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, visit our website at ttc.lacounty.gov or write us at our email address at auction@tt.lacounty.gov. If redemption of the property is not made according to law before Friday, August 3, 2018, 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, which is the last business day prior to the first day of the auction, the right of redemption will cease. The Assessor’s Identification Number (AIN) in this publication refers to the Assessor’s Map Book, the Map Page, and the individual Parcel Number on the Map Page. If a change in the AIN occurred, both prior and current AINs are shown. An explanation of the parcel numbering system and the referenced maps are available at the Office of the Assessor, 500 West Temple Street, Room 225, Los Angeles, California 90012. I certify under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed at Los Angeles, California, on June 21, 2018.

JOSEPH KELLY TREASURER AND TAX COLLECTOR COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES STATE OF CALIFORNIA The real property that is subject to this notice is situated in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, and is described as follows: PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE OF SALE OF TAX-DEFAULTED PROPERTY SUBJECT TO THE POWER OF SALE (SALE NO. 2018B) 2438 AIN 5028-006-019 KRIENSKY, ROBERT LOCATION CITY-LOS ANGELES $1,426.00 3766 AIN 5028-006-018 PERRY, BRIAN R LOCATION CITY-LOS ANGELES $1,426.00 CN950594 548 Jul 4,11,18, 2018

property described above is purported to be: 2019 NORTH STONEACRE AVENUE COMPTON, CA 90221. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, 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 trusts created by said Deed of Trust, towit $253,820.90 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. 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 of Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 6/20/2018 CALIFORNIA TD SPECIALIST, as Trustee 8190 EAST KAISER BLVD., ANAHEIM HILLS, CA 92808 PHONE: 714-283-2180 FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION LOG ON TO: www. stoxposting.com CALL: 844-4777869 PATRICIO S. INCE’, VICE PRESIDENT CALIFORNIA TD SPECIALIST IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. “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 or trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 844-477-7869, or visit this internet Web site www.stoxposting. com, using the file number assigned to this case T.S.# 81437. 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.” CALIFORNIA TD SPECIALISTS Attn: Teri Snyder 8190 East Kaiser Blvd. Anaheim Hills, CA 92808 SchId:71711 AdId:23924 CustId:670 -----------NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. CA-17-784573-BF Order No.: 8718388 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/28/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the 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): PORFIRIO FLORES, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded: 5/6/2008 as Instrument No. 20080794183 and modified as per Modification Agreement recorded 8/9/2016 as Instrument No. 20160936222 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 8/2/2018 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $199,380.96 The purported property address is: 2031 E NORD ST, COMPTON, CA 90222-2408 Assessor's Parcel No.: 6152-018-021 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this

property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-17-784573-BF. 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: 916939-0772 Or Login to: http://www. qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-17-784573BF IDSPub #0142100 7/11/2018 7/18/2018 7/25/2018 SchId:71725 AdId:23929 CustId:608 -----------NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF:
FOREST L. BROWN, JR.
CASE NO. 18STPB05733 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of FOREST L. BROWN, JR.. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by KIM L. BROWN AND LESLIE R. BROWN in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that KIM L. BROWN AND LESLIE R. BROWN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act with limited authority. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 07/23/18 at 8:30AM in Dept. 2D located at 111 N. HILL ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by 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


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LEGAL assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner DAVID SARAZEN - SBN 242721 LAW OFFICE OF DAVID SARAZEN 38180 DEL WEBB BLVD PMB 83 PALM DESERT CA 92211 6/27, 7/4, 7/11/18 CNS-3147353# THE COMPTON BULLETIN SchId:71730 AdId:23930 CustId:61 -----------Title Order No. 95518598 Trustee Sale No. 82447  Loan No. 399152770  APN 6176-010-027 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/3/2017. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 7/31/2018 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA TD SPECIALISTS as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 5/15/2017 as Instrument No. 20170536016 in book N/A, page N/A of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: PHILLIP JESUS ALVAREZ, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE OF THE EVANGELINA ALVAREZ LIVING TRUST OF 2015 , as Trustor RIDEC, LLC , as Beneficiary WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, 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). At: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE – continued all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California described the land therein: THE WESTERLY HALF OF LOT 5 IN BLOCK “A” OF TRACT NO. 4827, IN THE CITY OF COMPTON, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 54, PAGE(S) 25 AND 26 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPT THEREFROM ALL OIL, GAS, MINERALS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES, LYING BELOW A DEPTH OF 500 FEET FROM THE SURFACE OF SAID PROPERTY, BUT WITH NO RIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY, WHERE THEY HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY RESERVED IN INSTRUMENTS OF RECORD. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 925 E STOCKTON AVE COMPTON, CA 90221 . The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, 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 trusts created by said Deed of Trust, towit $246,218.97 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. 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 of Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 6/26/2018 CALIFORNIA TD SPECIALIST, as Trustee 8190 EAST KAISER BLVD., ANAHEIM HILLS, CA 92808 PHONE: 714-283-2180 FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION LOG ON TO: www.stoxposting.com CALL: 844-477-7869 PATRICIO S. INCE’, VICE PRESIDENT CALIFORNIA TD SPECIALIST IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. “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 or trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the

sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 844-477-7869, or visit this internet Web site www.stoxposting. com, using the file number assigned to this case T.S.# 82447. 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.” CALIFORNIA TD SPECIALISTS Attn: Teri Snyder 8190 East Kaiser Blvd. Anaheim Hills, CA 92808 SchId:71787 AdId:23946 CustId:670 -----------NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF:
JACK JOHNSON, JR.
CASE NO. 18STPB05755 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of JACK JOHNSON, JR.. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by GWENDOLYN JOHNSON in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that GWENDOLYN JOHNSON be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act . (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 07/25/18 at 8:30AM in Dept. 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 MATTHEW R. STIDHAM - SBN 316304 THE LEGACY LAWYERS, PC 10221 SLATER AVENUE, SUITE 106 FOUNTAIN VALLEY CA 92708 BSC 215898 7/4, 7/11, 7/18/18 CNS-3148921# THE COMPTON BULLETIN SchId:71791 AdId:23947 CustId:61 -----------NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF:
MARY A. PARKER
CASE NO. 18STPB05606 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of MARY A. PARKER. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by SANDRA PARKER in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that DARNELL PARKER, JR. be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act with limited authority. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 07/19/18 at 8:30AM in Dept. 4 located at 111 N. HILL ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months

from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner BRIAN C. MILES - SBN 214329 LAW OFFICE OF MILES & HATCHER, LLP 9121 HAVEN AVENUE, SUITE 290 RANCHO CUCAMONGA CA 91730 7/4, 7/11, 7/18/18 CNS-3149260# THE COMPTON BULLETIN SchId:71797 AdId:23949 CustId:61 -----------NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF:
JAMES E. PARKER
CASE NO. 18STPB05601 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of JAMES E. PARKER. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by SANDRA PARKER in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that DARNELL PARKER, JR. be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act with limited authority. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 07/23/18 at 8:30AM in Dept. 2D located at 111 N. HILL ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by 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 BRIAN C. MILES - SBN 214329 LAW OFFICE OF MILES & HATCHER, LLP 9121 HAVEN AVENUE, SUITE 290 RANCHO CUCAMONGA CA 91730 7/4, 7/11, 7/18/18 CNS-3149270# THE COMPTON BULLETIN SchId:71800 AdId:23950 CustId:61 -----------NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF:
ROSE ELLEN HOPKINS
CASE NO. 18STPB05949 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of ROSE ELLEN HOPKINS. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by APRIL T. HOPKINS in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that APRIL T. HOPKINS be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act . (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 07/30/18 at 8:30AM in Dept. 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 KARIANN VOORHEES - SBN 295290 VOORHEES & RATZLAFF LAW GROUP 13831 ROSWELL AVE. STE D CHINO CA 91710 7/4, 7/11, 7/18/18 CNS-3149494# THE COMPTON BULLETIN SchId:71803 AdId:23951 CustId:61 -----------REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) TO PERFORM FOR TRANSPORTATION GRANTS MANAGEMENT AND GRANTS ADMINISTRATION SERVICES IN THE CITY OF COMPTON, CALIFORNIA The City of Compton Public Works Department is requesting Request for Proposals (RFP) from consultants for transportation grants management and grants administration services for City awarded grants within the City limits. This 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 are enclosed. In order to be considered in the selection process, interested parties shall submit five (5) copies of their Proposal and one digital copy on CD or USB drive no later than 5:00 PM, July 12, 2018 to: City of Compton City Clerk’s Office 205 South Willowbrook Avenue Compton, CA 90220 Attention: Mr. John D. Strickland, Jr., Project Manager

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and Safety Department is soliciting a Request for Proposals (RFPs) from qualified cleanup and removal service contractors to perform emergency board ups, weed abatements, removal and haul away services on an “as needed” basis citywide. The RFP describes the proposal format, submittal requirements, preliminary scope of services, the minimum information that must be included in the proposal, and the selection process. Request For Proposals can be obtained from the City’s website at www.comptoncity.org or by calling 310605-5509 attention Mr. Victor Orozco, Interim, Chief Building Official. Failure to submit the Proposal in accordance with the procedures outlined maybe cause for disqualification. In order to be considered in the selection process, interested parties shall submit three (3) copies of their proposal no later than 3:00 PM, July 24th 2018 to: City of Compton City Clerk’s Office 205 South Willowbrook Avenue Compton, CA 90220 Late proposals will not be accepted. The City of Compton thanks you for your interest. Sincerely, Alita Goodwin City Clerk Publish Dates: June 11th 2017 June 18th 2017 SchId:71860 AdId:23973 CustId:314 -----------T.S. No. 15-38256 APN: 6145-015-034 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/3/2005. 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: ROBERT LEWIS AND DANITA LEWIS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: LAW OFFICES OF LES ZIEVE Deed of Trust recorded 8/9/2005 as Instrument No. 05 1892907 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale:8/2/2018 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: $323,053.99 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: 1317 W 138TH ST COMPTON, CA 90222 Described as follows: As more fully described on said Deed of Trust A.P.N #.: 6145-015-034 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 15-38256. 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: 7/5/2018 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: (800) 2802832 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 25958 Pub Dates 07/11, 07/18, 07/25/2018 SchId:71862 AdId:23974 CustId:108 -----------Drivers CDLA, Teams: Dedicated Lanes/Freight Great Drop/Hook EVERY week! All New Teams,

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