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 Serving Bixby Knolls, California Heights, Los Cerritos, Wrigley and the City of Signal Hill
 VOL. 30, NO. 13             Your Weekly Community Newspaper                  September 4, 2008


                                                                                                           Positive changes are
                 Backpack to School
                                                                                                           breathing new life
                                                                                                           into Bixby Knolls area
                                                                                                           BY NICK DIAMANTIDES                 reopened, the new traffic
                                                                                                           Staff Writer                        signals at Marshall and
                                                                                                                                               Cartagena Avenues were
                                                                                                              For more than a year now,        turned on, and our historic
                                                                                                           the mortgage meltdown, and          light poles were painted.”
                                                                                                           the high cost of fuel and              Cohn explained that the
                                                                                                           food have been hitting the          offramp reopening would
                                                                                                           retail industry like a gang of      bring more customers to
                                                                                                           highway robbers. As the             Bixby Knolls businesses.
                                                                                                           nation’s economic woes con-         (See related article.) He
                                                                                                           tinue to erode the disposable       added that the two new traf-
                                                                                                           income of many Americans,           fic lights on Atlantic Avenue
                                                                                                           restaurateurs and store own-        at Marshall and Cartagena
                                                                                                           ers look hopefully to any-          would slow traffic down,
                                                                                                           thing that might bring more         making Atlantic Avenue
                                                                                                           customers their way.                safer and more pedestrian
                                                                                                              Several Bixby Knolls             friendly.
                                                                                                           businesses closed their doors          “We want to have more
                                                                                                           during the last 12 months           people strolling on our side-
                                                               Courtesy of Fluor Corporation
                                                                                                           and several more are still          walks,” he said. “We want
   Representatives from Fluor Corporation hand out free backpacks to
                                                                                                           struggling to survive, but          everyone to discover what
   elementary school students as they prepare to head back to school.
                                                                                                           recently several events took        Bixby Knolls has to offer.”
   BY NICK DIAMANTIDES                             nations all over the world for the past                 place that could result in             He added that the painting
   Staff Writer                                    eight years.                                            more people spending                of the light poles also makes
                                                      Last Thursday, more than 500 children                money in the area.                  the area more pleasant for
      About 800 pupils that attend Long            came to the Boys and Girls Club in                         “Just in the last week or        walking.
   Beach schools got free backpacks and            North Long Beach to get their back-                     so, three very good things             “The light poles just
   school supplies last week and Monday.           packs, and almost 300 more kids got                     happened here,” said Blair          accentuate what’s already
   The giveaways were part of the Fluor            theirs at Webster Elementary School on                  Cohn, executive director of         here and make the avenue
   Corporation’s “Global Building Futures          Monday afternoon.                                       the Bixby Knolls Business           more attractive to walkers,”
   Project,” which has provided assistance            Fluor is one of the largest engineering              Improvement Association             he said. “Special thanks to
   to students of low-income families in                                       see FLUOR page 10           (BKBIA). “The Atlantic              the City of Long Beach
                                                                                                           Avenue north offramp was                         see BIXBY page 16


Caltrans reopens 405 northbound Atlantic Avenue offramp
BY NICK DIAMANTIDES               than was originally envisioned,     grading that altered the             we had a tunnel fire on I-5, and    tons of loose material, rebuilt
Staff Writer                      but we are confident that there     drainage,” Raptis said. “We          repairing that tunnel was a very    the drainage system, installed
                                  will be no more mudflows on         believe that the water’s inability   high priority.”                     reinforcement fabric on the
   After seven months of being    that ramp.” The agency origi-       to drain properly led to the col-       She explained that the State     slope and filled it back with dirt.
closed, one of the main gate-     nally predicted the ramp would      lapse of the slope.”                 of California has an emergency      “They rebuilt 100 feet of slope
ways to Bixby Knolls is back in   reopen in April or May, but the        Raptis said she did not know      road repair fund, but the process   next to the ramp,” she noted.
operation. The California         slope stabilization process was     the name of the oil company,         of getting money from that fund        “Originally the cost of
Department of Transportation      delayed for more than one rea-      and she did not know whether         for specific projects can be        repairing the slope was esti-
(Caltrans) reopened the north-    son.                                the firm had reimbursed Cal-         slow, especially when other         mated at $475,000, but it turned
bound San Diego Freeway              Caltrans closed the ramp on      trans for the slope’s reconstruc-    road repairs are given a higher     out that the project only cost
Atlantic Avenue offramp last      January 26 because the slope        tion.                                priority. “We awarded the con-      about $300,000.”
week.                             adjacent to it had collapsed dur-      “It took some time to get the     tract for the Atlantic Avenue          Blair Cohn, executive direc-
   “We opened it at 9:50 a.m.     ing a heavy rainfall causing        project going because they had       offramp project in May, and the     tor of the Bixby Knolls Busi-
last Wednesday (Aug. 27),” said   excessive mud and debris to         to do geologic boring and an         actual work began on June 23,”      ness Improvement Association,
Maria Raptis, Caltrans            cover the pavement. “An oil         environmental assessment             Raptis said.                        said the offramp reopening was
spokesperson. “The slope stabi-   company that owns the property      before the work could begin,”           According to Raptis, the con-              see OFFRAMP page 3
lization process took longer      uphill from the ramp did some       she added. “At the same time,        struction crews hauled away
2   SIGNAL TRIBUNE                                               COMMUNITY                                                                                        SEPTEMBER 4, 2008



                                                                  Reminiscing...revealed
i      Around Town
TEE TIME
                                                     i
The Kiwanis Club of Bixby Knolls/North Long Beach will
be having “A Golf Tournament in Miniature” today at
Boomers in Fountain Valley at 16800 Magnolia St., right off
the San Diego Freeway. The event will start with a casual
buffet dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. followed by a 6:30 p.m.
“shotgun” start. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second
and third place winners, plus additional prizes. The cost is
$25 per person, $10 for children under 12. For more info,
contact Susan Cooper via email at sccooper97@mac.com or
call (562) 508-1707.
WANA KNOW ABOUT WRIGLEY?
The Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance (WANA) will
have a public meeting today from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The
meeting will take place at Pho America Restaurant, 1826
Pacific Ave. WANA is one year old and the State of the
Neighborhood report will be presented. Contact Jill at (562)
599-1822.
SIXTH DISTRICT ON OCEAN BOULEVARD?
Councilman Dee Andrews will be hosting a “Sixth District
Evening” at the Long Beach Museum of Art from 6 p.m. to
8 p.m. Friday, September 5 at the museum, which is located
at 2300 E. Ocean Boulevard. Admission to the museum and
parking are free, but RSVP is required. Call (562) 570-6816.
PROJECT EMBROIDERY                                                   In the August 19 issue of       Beach Model-T sponsored                              tions and one of them is just
Long Beach Heritage will host European clothing designer          the Signal Tribune, we asked       Shell Hill Climb. We have                            on the Hill Climb. I have a
Elayna Brown-Levine for a six-week embroidery class on            readers what they knew             identified several in the pic-                       CD of it as it is on loan from
making Victorian purses. Open to all ages; no experience          about the picture above.           ture. As chairman for several                        a member for my use. It
necessary. Cost is $30 for all six classes. Class size will be    Long Beach resident Dorlyne        years, I am acquainted with                          would also be a good pro-
limited. For reservations and info about needed supplies,         Genrich wrote in, saying:          much of the event. An avid                           gram for any Signal Hill
call (562) 493-7019. Classes will take place 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.                                        Long Beach history student,                          group. There is a wealth of
Saturdays Sept. 6 through Oct. 11 at the Bembridge House,            My friend Russ Hunt con-        Mr. Dennis Morowski has                              presentations about our hill
953 Park Circle (at 10th Street in Drake Park).                   tacted me in regard to your        produced over a dozen                                climb via the Long Beach
I SCREAM,YOU SCREAM.....                                          interest in the famous Long        important video presenta-                            Model-T Club.
WANA is having an Ice Cream Party Sunday, Sept.7 from 1
p.m. to 3 p.m. on the Green at 20th Street and Daisy
Avenue. Come enjoy some Dreyer's ice cream with friends
                                                                  Bonnie Lowenthal to kick off
and neighbors. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Con-
tact Jill at (562) 599-1822.                                      Assembly campaign open house
READ MY LIPS                                                         Bonnie Lowenthal will           explore volunteering oppor-                          3 primary election, putting
Classes in how to read lips are beginning at the Weingart         launch the final stage of her      tunities and enjoy light                             her on the Nov. 4 general-
Senior Center, 5220 Oliva Avenue in Lakewood. Beginners           quest for the 54th Assembly        refreshments. The campaign                           election ballot opposite
meet at 10 a.m. every Monday, intermediate meet at 9:30           District seat with an open         office is located at 2115                            Republican and Libertarian
a.m. every Wednesday. Contact Gail Morrison at (562) 438-         house celebration at her           Bellflower Blvd. in Long                             candidates. She has devoted
0597.                                                             campaign headquarters on           Beach.                                               her time in public service to
BE CONCERNED                                                      Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10            “I want our campaign                              the needs of schoolchildren
The Social Concerns Committee of the South Coast Inter-           a.m. to noon.                      headquarters to be a hub of                          and working families and to
faith Council will meet Monday, September 8 at 7 p.m. in             The public is invited to        activity and excitement as                           fighting to protect precious
the Community Center of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 7th          come meet the candidate,           we work together toward                              natural resources like the air
Street and Atlantic Avenue. Learn about hunger, homeless-                                            victory in November,”                                and the ocean.
ness, at-risk children and youth, the environment, peace-                                            Lowenthal said.                                         Along with serving on the
making, and Africa, and participate in the committee’s vital               presents...
                                                                                                        Currently a member of                             Long Beach City Council
work in these areas. Guest speaker will be a leading envi-                                           the Long Beach City Coun-                            for seven years, Lowenthal
ronmentalist related to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long                PET OF THE
                                                                                                     cil, Lowenthal won the June                          is a former member of the
Beach. Visit www.scinterfaith.org/SCC%20News.htm.                     WEEK                                                                                Long Beach school board.
GET LIT FROM HAMMETT                                                      JANIS J                                                                         Professionally, she is a
The September selection for the Bixby Knolls Literary Soci-
                                                                                                     Welcome Back, Olivia!
                                                                                                                                                          licensed family counselor,
ety will be The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. Julie                                             Gentle                              Expert
                                                                                                      Groomer                              Care           mental health consultant and
Rivett, one of four grandchildren of Dashiell Hammett, will                                                                                               college-level instructor.
be the special guest discussion leader. Working with Ham-                                                                                                    She is seeking the Assem-
mett scholar Richard Layman, she helped to edit both                                                                                                      bly seat currently held by
Selected Letters of Dashiell Hammett 1921-1960 and her
                                                                                                                                                          Betty Karnette, who is not
mother’s memoir, Dashiell Hammett: A Daughter Remem-
                                                                     Janis J, in the spirit of her                                                        running for re-election
bers. The next Society meeting will be Wednesday, Septem-
                                                                   famous namesake, is singing,                                                           because of term limits. The
ber 10 at 7 p.m. at the Richard Goad Theatre, 4250 Atlantic
                                                                    “Oh Lord! Wontcha buy me                                                              54th Assembly District
Avenue. For more info, call the Bixby Knolls Business
Improvement Association at (562) 595-0081.                          a purr-manent home. I came
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North Long Beach woman celebrates 100 times around the sun
BY NICK DIAMANTIDES                   Booth. “We are throwing a party       in the Long Beach area. “The
Staff Writer                          for her to celebrate her life and     group was organized by the
                                      to show her how much she              Weingart Senior Center in Lake-
   The world has changed a lot        means to us.” Diane, who grad-        wood, and they always intro-
since 1908, but it all happened       uated from Jordan High School         duced her and made her the star
so gradually that Trease Booth        in 1953, retired after many years     of the show because she was the
took it all in stride. The North      as a realtor a few years ago and      oldest member of the group,”
Long Beach resident was born          has been looking after her            Diane said. “She performed at
September 9, one hundred years        mother ever since then.               the Buffums Center in Long
ago in Salem, West Virginia.             According to Diane, Trease         Beach when it opened, and per-
“We didn’t have a car when I          married William Booth while           formed in various malls and
was a little girl,” she said. “We     she was still a teenager and they     convalescent homes.”
walked everywhere we went, so         moved to Arkansas soon after              Diane noted that the Senior
I guess you could say life            that. William later became a          Sensations were very well
moved at a slower pace.”              doctor of chiropractic. He and        known and brought smiles to                                                Courtesy of the Booth family
   During her early years, her        Trease eventually settled in          many faces. “It made a lot of         Long Beach resident Trease Booth, born September
family did not have a phone           Long Beach, where Diane was           people happy to see some senior       9, 1908, is gearing up to celebrate her 100th birthday.
either, but nobody they knew          born.                                 citizens performing,” she said.
had one so they didn’t feel as if        “My mom got her diploma            “They wore their tutus and their      never smoked. I have always         a good mother and father, good
they were missing out on any-         from Jordan High School after         leotards and their boas and they      lived a good, clean life.”          brothers and sisters and never
thing. “We got a phone eventu-        attending night classes for a         really looked cute.”                     She has experienced her share    went through any stress,” she
ally,” she said, adding that in the   while,” Diane said. “My mom               She noted that Trease is alert    of grief however. “A couple of      said. “Then I had a wonderful
early 1900s not everyone felt         was always active in the com-         most of the time, but does have       my children passed away when        husband and wonderful children
that a phone was a necessity.         munity and volunteered much of        some difficulty with short-term       they were small,” she said. One     and grandchildren. I have lived a
   This Saturday, Trease’s fam-       her time to help people; she          memory loss.                          her sons died in adulthood and      good life.”
ily is throwing a birthday bash       even started tap dancing when             Trease said that a century of     one of her grandchildren also          “My brother is going all out
for her in Huntington Harbor, at      she was 75.”                          living has not worn her out. “I       died. Her husband passed away in    to make her birthday party a
the home of her one surviving            According to Diane, Trease         feel fine. I feel good,” she said.    1976, after 50 years of marriage.   really good celebration,”
son, Lloyd. “We just think she is     became part of a dance troupe         “I don’t know what the secret is         Still, Trease cherishes her      Diane said. “We are very
a remarkable woman,” said her         called the Senior Sensations that     to living for a hundred years, but    happy memories. “I always had       happy and excited that we can
daughter and caregiver Diane          performed during many events          I never drank alcohol and I           a good family,” she said. “I had    do this for her.”

Offramp
continued from page 1
good news to all the business         cuitous route to get to Bixby         offramp reopening was on that         Atlantic Avenue. Cohn and his       something to celebrate the fact
owners in the area north of the       Knolls. “Any time people have         list,” he said. “I am thrilled that   assistant, Krista, led the cara-    that one of the gateways to
freeway. “You could hear a big        to take a detour to get to a desti-   it is open.”                          van. “There was a little bit of a   Bixby Knolls was open again.”
collective sigh of relief from the    nation, that’s going to nega-             On the evening of the             traffic jam because so many of         Raptis said she was glad too.
whole corridor when the               tively impact the businesses,”        reopening, about 25 cars packed       us got on the offramp all at        “Caltrans thanks motorists for
announcement went out,” he            Cohn said. “We don’t know             with Bixby Knolls residents and       once,” he said with a chuckle.      their patience and understand-
said. “People felt that we had all    how many people decided to            business owners traveled in a         “But after waiting so many          ing during these roadway
this momentum, and the closure        shop elsewhere because of the         procession on the freeway to          months, we felt we had to do        repairs,” she said.
was a roadblock to the good           inconvenience, but we know
progress being made in Bixby          that many did.”
Knolls.”                                 He added that he has a list of
   For the seven months that the      about 100 items that need to be
offramp was closed, freeway           done to get Bixby Knolls to its
motorists had to take a cir-          maximum potential. “The


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4    SIGNAL TRIBUNE                                                        OPINION                                                                                SEPTEMBER 4, 2008


                                                                     Think sensibly, seniors
                                                                                          Submitted by Marjorie Grommé

                                     needs upkeep we can no longer        have been here, I have never for       wait until they have an illness or      meals without assistance of any
                                     handle; it all becomes too much.     a moment regretted my decision         disability that makes it difficult      kind, alert and sharp as can be,
                                     So we muddle along, kind             to make the move.                      to remain in their own homes            and a pleasure to have for a
                                     neighbors take us to the grocery        Many old timers in the com-         instead of planning ahead and           neighbor and friend.
                                     store, someone takes us to the       munity remember the BKT build-         making a move, discarding all               So, get out that pencil and
                                     doctor; oh, “ we pay them for        ing as the John Brown Tower            of the work and cost of main-           paper as I did, talk to your fam-
                                     doing these errands, they don’t      built in 1962-1964 to provide          taining a home that they can no         ily, your financial adviser, figure
   In the August 14 issue of the     mind.” Are these kind neighbors      housing for senior Americans.          longer do themselves. Quit              what it costs you on an average
Signal Tribune Kelly Nielsen         licensed and insured to carry        Two years later, due to a failure in   depending on those gracious             every month to live in your own
wrote of “Love, Duty, and Com-       paying customers? Probably not.      marketing, the John Brown Cor-         neighbors and the “kids” who            home. Be tough with your fig-
passion.” He wrote of the roller        Having had those experiences      poration deeded the property to        are having their own problems.          ures. Then make an appointment
coaster of emotions that goes        when I had a disabling bout of       HUD in lieu of foreclosure.            Keep that independence that you         for a tour, a packet with facts
with the job he has undertaken       bursitis in February of 2002, I         HUD changed the name to             so tightly cling to, to a social life   and figures for the cost of living
as caregiver for his aging father.   got to thinking about my own         Bixby Knolls Towers and                that living at BKT or other facil-      at BKT, and you will probably
   In my younger days I worked       position, alone and having to        offered the property for sale to a     ities provide built in. And as          find that life at the Towers just
for L.A. County in Long Beach.       rely on others. I was then in my     non-profit corporation. The            your family and friends come to         might be a very good idea.
For some nine years I worked         early 80s, still driving my car,     Retirement Housing Foundation          visit, to share a meal, or enjoy a          Try not to wait until you
with elderly persons who, for        but what if I couldn’t. I loved my   (RHF) won the bid, taking title        program, they become a part of          just have to make a move.
one reason or another, ended up      condo with the fantastic views,      on October 6, 1966. Plans for          the other residents’ extended           Selling a house or condo can
badly in need of financial assis-    good neighbors, only a few           the future of the Tower was as a       family and others of us look for-       take time in the present mar-
tance and medical care. In the       blocks from my daughter and          complete “life care” facility for      ward to their visits as well.           ket, adding stress and strain to
main part these were not irre-       son-in-law, a close-by bus stop,     the elderly with the sale of “life         And that is why it makes me         an already difficult situation.
sponsible people, they were hard     47 years residence in Signal Hill.   care contracts.” And this is the       sad to see families struggle with           As the regular readers of the
working and respected in their       As for the bus stop, all up/down     memory that many in the sur-           the question of how best to help        Signal Tribune know, because
communities. Having to ask for       hill, no level areas for walking,    rounding community have of             and care for their loved ones.          Neena wrote about it, I had a
help was the most embarrassing       the nearest grocery store at that    this facility.                         Especially when that person             round of chemo this past winter,
thing that could have ever hap-      time was two miles away. I              Today, BKT is still a part of       refuses to recognize that they          my cancer now pretty much in
pened to them.                       finally figured out that the time    RHF, but on a month-to-month           truly do need help, that they are       control. I am feeling better than
   Like Kelly’s father, many         had come for me to do some           rental basis. It is a senior retire-   placing hardship and worry on           I have in a very long time. I will
owned their own home but were        hard planning. So with pencil in     ment facility with independent         their loved ones. Bixby Knolls          tell you that I have been so very
caught in the position of unex-      hand and a large tablet I put        living in its 169 lovely apart-        Towers is NOT a nursing facil-          glad that I was living here dur-
pected illnesses. The cost of liv-   together the figures. The cost to    ments, one of which is desig-          ity. Yes, there is such a facility      ing this trying time. I had a fan-
ing had risen beyond their           maintain my then way of living,      nated as an exercise room with         on the grounds, in a separate           tastic support group all the way
diminishing income. Now came         as much as I loved it, would         plenty of up-to-date equipment.        building, two floors of skilled         from the staff to my fellow resi-
the medical bills and their sav-     nicely cover the cost of living at   Apartments ranging from spa-           nursing and four floors of              dents. Luckily I was never sick
ings was gone. Many had              Bixby Knolls Towers (BKT).           cious studios, one-bedroom, to         assisted living with 24-hour            so that I was able to go to the
depended on their job-related           Jay (my late husband) and I       two-bedroom with two baths             care. It makes it very handy            dining room for meals. I did
benefits; many had none at all to    had answered an “Open house          with spectacular views from any        when we have need of such               have to give up my volunteer
begin with.                          by Invitation” to BKT in 1996.       window, in any direction, on any       care. We are still with familiar        work in the garden, which I
   Adult children, if they had       He would have loved living           floor. Three meals a day, cable        faces, the same food, and are           loved doing, and upkeep on the
any, took their parents into their   here. I was enough younger than      TV, weekly housekeeping, bed           often able to make use of the           weekly fresh floral arrange-
own homes, they, too, struggling     he at the time and he was still in   and bath linens included, a small      facilities on short term eventu-        ments for the lobby over a year
to raise their own children and      pretty good shape so we figured      kitchen in every unit, beautifully     ally returning to our own apart-        ago, and I miss it.
contend with medical problems.       that “when the time came” there      landscaped grounds, transporta-        ment, just as would work if such            Like most of you, I did not
This, too, became a problem so       would be no question as to what      tion for shopping and medical          care was needed and we were             want to be a burden to my
that the parents were forced into    we would do. He passed away          appointments and religious serv-       living in our own home. Ah, but         daughter, my one and only, and I
a position of having to ask for      in 1999 after a very short illness   ices, to name a few of the             this is our home.                       did not need to be. That was the
financial assistance from the        and I continued on in our lovely     included amenities. The only               Yes, the two elevators get          beauty of already being estab-
county (usually when one parent      condo until the bursitis episode     extra cost is for telephone service    pretty crowded at times; unfor-         lished here, life went on as
or the other was hospitalized        in 2002.                             and garage space, if you are still     tunately, the original use for the      before, I was just not as active
and had no money to pay.) How           Once my mind was made up,         driving, making it easy to budget.     building didn’t require more ele-       for a few months. Luckily I was
often I heard the remark that the    I called my realtor- my lovely          I didn’t mean to get off on a       vators and we certainly could           able to drive myself to my own
kids were getting rich off their     daughter-in-law- to come list my     long diatribe on the virtues of        use more today. Mostly we are           chemo treatments after the first
parents, then called Old Age         unit for sale, and she did. She      living at Bixby Knolls Towers,         pretty patient and accept that          couple, but knowing that trans-
Security. Oh, how untrue!            had an open house five days          although I doubt they would            “that’s the way it is.” There are       portation was available as part
   We try so hard to keep our        later. The place sold the next day   mind my saying nice things             ever so many more canes and             of my rental agreement if
parents in their own homes.          with a 30-day escrow. Every-         about them. Neena and I have           walkers today than there were           needed was invaluable. No need
Aging in Place is today’s motto      thing fell into place and I was      heard so many comments from            six years ago. I swear people are       for Neena or Steve, no matter
and is fine in many cases. But as    moved into Bixby Knolls Tow-         local people who remember the          living longer and are more              how lovingly willing, to take
caregivers wear out, finances        ers 30 days later. True, the mar-    early plans for this building and      mobile. We had a resident who           time from work to take me for
become strained, the home we         ket was right, as was the price      have no idea of its present-day        last month celebrated her 100th         my injections... and that’s my
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                         Carol’s Nutrition Nuggets                                                            Caribbean Chicken Salad
                                Extreme Makeover                                                             1 can (10 ounces) chunk white
                                                                                                             chicken in water, drained
                                                                                                             1 can (8 ouces) pineapple
                                                                                                                                                         1 1/2 tablespoons minced
                                                                                                                                                         gingeroot
                                                                                                                                                         1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

                            Family Kitchen Edition                                                           chunks, drained
                                                                                                             1/2 cup drained, canned
                                                                                                             water chestnets, quartered
                                                                                                                                                         Salt and pepper, to taste
                                                                                                                                                         2 papayas or 2 small melons,
                                                                                                                                                         halved and seeded
                                                                                                             1/3 cup sliced green onions                 Lime or lemon wedges
BY CAROL BERG SLOAN                  of butter or margarine            linger over a meal– a prac-           3 tablespoons mayonnaise                    Preparation Time: 15 mins.
Registered Dietitian                    • Buy smaller loaves of        tice more common in other

   To eat healthier, you have
                                     whole-grain breads (we now
                                     look for day-old and freeze)
                                                                       cultures than the United
                                                                       States– family mealtime pro-
                                                                                                            1.           Toss the chicken, pineapple, water chestnuts
                                                                                                                         and green onions.

to start at the very begin-             • Have meatless meals          motes close personal interac-
ning– a healthy kitchen cup-
board. We recently did a
                                     weekly such as macaroni and
                                     cheese with a huge salad or
                                                                       tion. Benefits go beyond
                                                                       catching up on the day,              2.           Mix the mayonnaise, ginger, lime juice and
                                                                                                                         salt and pepper. Toss with chicken mixture.
walk-through of our kitchen          bean burritos with fresh          building family ties and
stock for a couple of reasons:       tomato salsa                      enjoying each other. Regular
1) to get rid of stuff that had
been in the cupboard way too            Another key factor in
                                                                       family mealtime also is
                                                                       linked to better emotional
                                                                                                            3.     Cut a thin slice from bottom of each fruit half
                                                                                                                   to make a flat surface for plating; place halves
                                                                                                            on 4 serving plates. Mound the chicken salad in the
long and 2) to be more mind-         leading a healthier lifestyle     health, fewer risk-taking            fruit halves. Serve with lime or lemon wedges.
ful shoppers with the recent         is to eat together at dinner-     behaviors, such as alcohol
increases in grocery prices.         time or on the weekends. It’s     and drug abuse and better
                                                                                                            *Serves Four
                                     difficult in today’s busy         school performance.”                 Nutritional Information
   Here’s what we do now:            world, but studies have                                                Calories Per Serving: 340              Fat : 12g
   • Purchase fresh fruits and       shown it makes a difference          Duyff also states that we         Cholesterol: 40 mg                     Sodium: 350 mg
                                                                                                            Carbohydrates: 41 g                    Fiber: 6g         Protein: 17g
vegetables that are in season        on many levels.                   must make family mealtime
to increase the amount of               A colleague of mine,           a priority.
antioxidants, vitamins, min-         Roberta L. Duyff, MS, RD,             Here are a few tips to        time together.                                  tic– not so long that the
erals and fiber in our diet          FADA, wrote the following         help you get started:                • Turn off the TV. Turn                      pleasure goes away.
   • Purchase low-fat or non-        in an article, “The Family           • Set a regular family         on the answering machine.
fat dairy products to lower          Table: A Place to Nourish         mealtime. Pick a time             Focus mealtime on family.                         Enjoy the family-friendly
saturated fat and calories           and Nurture” for the Canned       together.                            • Keep table talk positive.                  recipe above from the
   • Purchase lean meats such        Food Alliance (www.meal-             • Enjoy more table time,       Everyone gets to talk and to                    Canned Food Alliance!
as flank or round steak that         time.org) about the impor-        less cooking time. Make           listen. Sitting around a table,
are on sale and freeze extra         tance of “breaking bread”         quick, simple meals- canned       not side-by-side at the                            Sloan is a registered dieti-
   • Use healthier oils such as      together:                         foods are a convenient time-      counter, helps.                                 tian, therapist and consult-
canola and olive oil in place           “Especially when families      saver - to give more table           • Keep table time realis-                    ant in Long Beach.


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First Fridays to offer diverse new art, live entertainment
   Poets, young punks, photog-        Atlantic Ave, will feature two        their latest Beginning Rock
raphers, painters, politicos, gui-    artists: Lynne Scholnick with         Band graduates, Punx Hour.
tars, B-boys, Django Reinhardt,       her series of paintings on wood,      Punx Hour is an all-girl group
and a new art gallery make up         and Barry Rothstein with his          between the ages of 10 and 14
the September 5 First Fridays         three-dimensional photography         on guitar, bass, drums, violin
event in Bixby Knolls. Mike the       in a relatively new format called     and saxophone who will enter-
Poet also returns this month to       a “photographic phantogram.”          tain with a short but entertaining
make a guest appearance on the        Phantograms are the pop-ups of        set. The Jammin’ Music Players
Gabelich Trolley, reciting his        photography.                          will round out the evening,
beat poetry for guests riding up          Nino’s Italian Restaurant,        inviting all audience members
and down Atlantic Avenue.             3853 Atlantic Ave, continuing         to participate on hand drums in
Guests can pick up the trolley at     the spirit of its 50th anniversary,   a communal music making
designated stops at the partici-      will be offering an eclectic mix      experience.
pating venues.                        of art and music. Artwork                Hensle Acupuncture, 3821
   Here’s a peek of what to see       includes “Fifth Flyers: A His-        Atlantic Avenue, Suite F, will
and hear at First Fridays on          tory of Long Beach Punk Fly-          feature the photography of Rus-
September 5. To get the detailed      ers” by Paul Shara, new works         sell Latimer. Live entertainment
venue listings and artist profiles,   by Tom Vadakan and Michelle           will be provided by Jonah                           Courtesy of the Historical Society of Long Beach
visit www.firstfridayslong-           Vavonese, live music from Fifth       Smith and visitors can partake       Historical Society of Long Beach will be featuring photo
beach.com.                            Story Tenants, The Bolides and        of some appetizers and refresh-      exhibit “Suburban Architecture” during First Fridays.
                                      mysterious Jam cover band Not         ments.
   Long Beach Arts, 4332              From The Jam. A DJ will be on            Historical Society of Long        ter, Long Beach Design Forum        collection of photography expe-
Atlantic Avenue, invites the          hand to drop additional beats on      Beach, 4260 Atlantic Avenue,         and Studio One Eleven. The          riences from his global travels
public to the grand opening of        everyone. Music starts at 8 p.m.      will be open from 6 p.m. to 9        work of these architects can be     over the past 35 years. Carmen,
its new location in Bixby                 Gallery THOR at THOR              p.m. showcasing its latest           found throughout the city.          will be displaying her portrait
Knolls. LBA recently relocated        Antiques, 4122 Atlantic               exhibit entitled “Suburban           Using photos, plans, and narra-     art. Primarily self-taught, she
from downtown and plans to            Avenue, will be featuring art by      Architecture of Roberts, Jones,      tive the exhibit illustrates how    has applied her talent and edu-
partner with the community and        two local artists; paintings by       Power, Lockett, & Poper.” The        the city grew and the impact of     cation towards “renaissance
showcase new exhibits every           Mike Rivero and sculptures by         exhibit is arranged in sections,     these architects on the city’s      quality” portraiture.
First Friday of the month. The        Susan Erikson Hawkins, as well        focusing on the architects, the      commercial and residential             It’s A Grind, 4245 Atlantic
inaugural exhibit is “Works on        as art by other well known and        Elizabethan Studio in which          spaces.                             Avenue, will feature live music
Paper,” which includes 39             listed artists. Wine, light appe-     some of the architects worked,           Rickter Associates, 3920        from Chris “Hound Dog”
pieces of art. Enjoy refresh-         tizers, and homemade desserts         the houses of worship they           Atlantic Avenue, will feature the   Stevens, playing real American
ments and live music from Hot         will also be served.                  designed, and a digital slide        artwork of Edward Scott Rick-       music (folk and Americana)
Club De Bop.                              Jammin’ Music, 3972               show celebrating other work in       ter and his wife, Carmen Rick-      from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
   FreeSpirit Yoga, 3910              Atlantic Ave., will be presenting     the city compiled by the AIA         ter. Edward has a keen eye for         L’ Exotique Appeal, 3846
                                                                            Long Beach / South Bay Chap-         photography and has created a       Atlantic Avenue, will showcase
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                             Communiqué                                                                                     reduction. The other council
                                                                                                                            offices and the mayor’s office
                                                                                                                            were able to quickly reach

                              from Rae
                                    By Rae Gabelich, Long Beach 8th District Council Member
                                                                                                                            their goal because they all had
                                                                                                                            vacant positions within their
                                                                                                                            budgets.
                                                                                                                               Speaking for the 8th district,
                                                                                                                            we do not have the benefit of
   Recently I took my son to        City of Long Beach has been                        programs that provide struc-         unaccounted revenue or a
see Wicked at the beautiful         making annual budget cuts for                      ture and support for our youth       vacant position. We also have
Pantages Theatre located on         over the past five years. It                       who are the most in need, to         the additional costs related to
the famous corner of Holly-         started with the easier levels of                  the threat of closing our main       funding a field office so that
wood and Vine. One of the           service, the areas that are not                    library that serves thousands of     our residents may have easier
lines in the play that caught       visible to many citizens.                          citizens every year. These are       access to their city office.
my attention was when the              For instance, adjustments                       the most publicly discussed             I have a staff of four who
Good Witch Glinda said: “ I         were made to the basic levels                      budget cuts, but there are           serve our district’s needs. Our
am a public official. It is my      of service that were contracted                    many more necessary to               talented office manager Rose,
duty to speak with encourage-       out for landscape maintenance,                     achieve a balanced budget for        who handles all of the schedul-
ment.”                              the reduction of fleet opera-                      2009.                                ing needs, mailings, event
   Well, as your public official,   tions, the reduction in tree                           The legislative department       coordination and city hall con-
encouragement is good, but I        trimming schedules and the list                    was asked to join in the effort                          see RAE page 8
feel my responsibility is to        goes on.                                           to realize cost savings as well.
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Lafayette building to return to yesteryears for one night
   The Lafayette Historical        the Starlight Patio. Proceeds      evening. Guests will enjoy              “For one evening,              focal point of this fundraising
Preservation Group will pres-      from the event will benefit        the views of the ocean and         ‘Starlight Rendezvous’ will         activity.”
ent “Starlight Rendezvous”-        the restoration of vintage tile    downtown Long Beach land-          recreate the atmosphere that           “Starlight Rendezvous”
an evening of artistic, archi-     murals original to the rooftop     scape from the solarium and        existed 80 years ago,” said         will take place at The
tectural, musical and culinary     patio.                             will be served drinks and hors     Jack Nendel, president of the       Lafayette Building, 140 Lin-
enchantment on Friday, Sep-           Reminiscent of yester-          d’oeuvres. They will also          Lafayettte Historical Preser-       den Avenue, in the East Vil-
tember 19 from 6 p.m. to 9         years, guests to the event will    learn about the remarkable         vation Group. “We are               lage Arts District. Price is $40
p.m. at the Lafayette Build-       be escorted from the 1920s         history of the Lafayette, once     pleased to open up the              per person tax-deductible
ing in Long Beach. The             lobby of the Lafayette, up the     part of the Hilton hotel chain     rooftop patio to the public         donation.
evening will culminate with        elevator and into the former       and the focal point of Long        and give everyone an oppor-            For more information call
an outdoor concert by Broad-       penthouse ballroom. It will be     Beach high life circa 1929-        tunity to view the murals,          (562) 436-5391 or email
way singer Yoly Tolentino on       opened to the public for the       1959.                              whose restoration are the           info@starlightlafayette.com.

Rae
continued from page 7
stituent calls. Linda and Veron-   started since 2004 for a total     many community groups such         we will have an intern in a            For myself, as your council
ica, who both serve you from       today of 58 in the 8th district.   as North Project Area Commit-      paid position, since those          member, I receive an annual
the field office on Atlantic       This is a proven program to        tee, North Long Beach Com-         funds had to be eliminated as       salary of $35,000 that trans-
Avenue. In addition to con-        defeat criminal behavior and       munity Action Group, the           well. And that pay was more         lates into $1800 take home
stituent needs, they each have     strengthen the sense of com-       Bixby Knolls Business              of a stipend than a salary. Her     each month. These jobs are not
their areas of expertise.          munity within our neighbor-        Improvement Association,           work, on the other hand, was        about obtaining wealth; they
    Veronica takes responsibil-    hoods. She also leads the 8th      NorthPointe Housing Devel-         impeccable- she was depend-         are about being a part of creat-
ity for organizing and leading     district youth group and helps     opment and a number of our         able, energetic and responsi-       ing change, improving life
the monthly clean ups that we      them initiate projects to          neighborhood groups. She           ble. Maili started with us when     within our City of Long
make available to neighbor-        improve quality of life within     attends many of the events         she was a junior in high school     Beach.
hoods on request. She has been     the 8th, while allowing them to    citywide to represent the 8th      and returned to us during her          If anyone is interested in
instrumental in working with       work on their leadership skills    district when I am not able to     college summer and holiday          seeing our line-item budget,
the 38 new Neighborhood            within the community.              do so, as well as attending        breaks and could pick up            please contact my office and
Watch groups that we have             Linda is our liaison with       monthly city commission            where she left off. She will be     we will make that available to
                                                                      meetings to keep us on top of      missed dearly!                      you. In the meantime, I will
                                                                      projects that are under devel-        Each staff person provides       work with my colleagues and
                           Car Insurance.                             opment or consideration. And       invaluable service to our dis-      attempt to build a better under-
                                                                      last but certainly not least is    trict. Each person gives their      standing about the differences
                            Blind Date.                               Jonathan, who serves as my         110 percent to improving the        among the council districts,
                       I can take care of the more                    chief of staff and is the wizard   quality of life for our 56,000      having nothing to do with the
                                                                      with the ways of government-       residents and have earned the       individual council members!
                      anxiety-producing of the two.                   local, state and federal- keep-    level of salaries they receive. I      Please join us in the
                                                                      ing me informed and on track       do not doubt that in the private    process. Let your positions be
  Brenda Soto Bryan                          Phone 562-426-1752
  3939 Atlantic Ave, Suite 103                     Fax: 595-0806      while managing the dozens of       sector, they would be able to       known without casting blame.
  Long Beach, CA 90807                  CA Insurance Lic. 0592677     projects that we commit to         demand significant income           Be a part of the solution, not
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New spins on retro music keep Gaslamp patrons coming back
BY ATHENA MEKIS                  work T.V. station. Finally,       Knyght Ryder is extremely
Contributing Writer              the headliner finishes the        popular among The Gaslamp
                                 show by 10 p.m. with hilari-      crowd. Reservations are
   The Gaslamp Restaurant        ous observations and per-         strongly recommended so
and Bar entertains family and    sonal experiences. Simpson        that customers may sit level
friends with a load of activi-   said, “We view this as a civil    with the stage and view the
ties every day of the week.      jury. We ask for the majority     energy on the dance floor.
The owners Alicia Shelton        to laugh.” New comics do          Ladies are in heels and gen-
and Jennifer McDonald are        stand-up every six months so      tlemen wear collared tees.
continually changing people’s    there will always be new          Everyone appears as if they
opinion of The Gaslamp.          material to titillate cus-        were models. That’s why
   The previous owners had       tomer’s minds.                    they have a photo booth
received complaints because         Wednesdays (5 p.m. to 1        titled “You Ought to Be in
of their customers’ boister-     a.m.): The wine meeting is        Pictures.”
ous behavior, but Shelton        held in the dining section           Saturdays (5 p.m. to 1
and McDonald fashion each        from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Enter-      a.m.): DJ DeLa spins top 40
event respectfully. “I want      tainment changes every week       hits from the ‘80s, ‘90s and
people to keep an open mind      with DJs and live acoustic        today. The DJ and his equip-                                                     Heather Posey/Signal Tribune
and come experience for          rock. Although soon there         ment glow neon blue. The        The Gaslamp Restaurant, located on the corner of
themselves,” Shelton said.       will be a Las Vegas-style         dance floor illuminates with    Loynes and Pacific Coast Highway.
Stained wood, stucco walls       hypnotist show where every-       spinning lights and the bass
and dim chandeliers give it a    one will be part of the fun.      thumps deep into the crowd      and banquets.                                   through Saturday 5 p.m. to 1
European elegance. The              Thursdays (5 p.m. to 1         on the dance floor. The ‘80s      The Gaslamp Restaurant                        a.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. to 8
décor is sophisticated and       a.m.): The socialites arrive      and ‘90s songs were origi-      & Bar is located at 6251 E.                     p.m. Contact The Gaslamp at
formal yet comfortable and       for the wine tasting between      nally rock, but, by the time    Pacific Coast Highway.                          (562) 833-7026 or www.the
friendly.                        6 p.m. and 9 p.m. It is $20       DJ DeLa plays them, the beat    Business hours are Tuesday                      gaslamprestaurant.com.
   Happy hours are 5 p.m. to     for 6 tastes (2-3 oz.) of wine.   parallels his dance music.
                                                                                                    PLAYER
7 p.m. Tuesday through Sat-      Many attendees are over 40,          Sundays (2 p.m. to 8
                                                                                                    OF THE WEEK
                                                                                                                                                      T               H                E

                                                                                                                                                     BINGO
urday, but the fun doesn’t       but a few younger people          p.m.): Different live bands
start until after 8 p.m. They    take part in the adult recre-     play for what looks like a       7 Nights
serve burgers two for $1 as      ation. Guitar virtuoso Frank      family reunion BBQ. One          FREE PLAY
well as $3 Bud Lights and        Potenza has a classic voice       band, Big Noise, plays vin-
                                                                                                    to 2 Lucky
Coronas, and they never
charge a cover. Depending
                                 like Sinatra. He plays for the
                                 audience from 7 p.m. to 8:30
                                                                   tage rock-n-roll covers from
                                                                   artists such as Creedence and    Winners!                                           C L U B
on the customers, the kitchen    p.m. By 9 p.m. most of the        The Stones. There is an all-                                    HAWAIIAN GARDENS
usually closes around 10         wine tasters leave and Gen-       BBQ menu ranging from $6
p.m. so there is always          eration Y sits around the bar     tri-tip sandwiches to a $15
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plenty of time to grab a deli-   to listen to ‘90s covers from     plate of BBQ favorites. Take
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show. It begins at 8:30 with a
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                                                                  Fluor
Bill Keichline named                                              continued from page 1
July’s Elk of the Month                                           construction, procurement
                                                                  and management companies
                                                                  in the world. Locally, the
                                                                  company renovates and
                                                                  maintains several oil
                                                                  refineries, engineers and
                                                                  manages freeway construc-
                                                                  tion, and undertakes large
                                                                  construction projects in the
                                                                  public and private sectors.
                                                                     In the United States, the
                                                                  Global Building Futures
                                                                  Project operates out of dif-
                                                                  ferent locations each year.     manager for Fluor ’s Long        taged students get a better
                                                                  “We normally rotate the         Beach office. “Supplies for      education.”
                                                                  schools,” said Margarita        the younger kids cost about          “We get letters from the
                                                                  Miranda, Fluor spokesper-       $15 per pupil.” She noted        kids that tell us how grateful
                                                                  son. “We look for schools in    that the supplies are also       they are for the backpacks
                                                                  the U.S. Department of Edu-     purchased in bulk quantities     and supplies,” Miranda-
                                                                  cation’s Title One category,”   and if a parent were to buy      Whitney said. “That’s what
                                                                  she said. “Those are schools    the items, they would spend      motivates us to keep doing
    William G. "Bill" Keich-     and served on the merging        where the majority of the       $35 to $50 depending on the      this.” She explained that the
 line has been chosen as the     committee for Bellflower         kids live under the poverty     grade level of their child.      Long Beach office has been
 Elk of the Month for July       and Long Beach Lodge in          level.”                            Miranda-Whitney added         supplying free backpacks
 for the Bellflower/Long         2005-2006. He has been              Miranda noted that the       that the Long Beach Fluor        and supplies to needy stu-
 Beach Lodge #888.               chairman of the fireworks        contents of the backpacks       office tries to reach out to     dents for six years.
    He joined the Bellflower     stand for several years and      vary with the grade. “For       the local community in a             Ten-year-old Anissa who
 Lodge No. 2003 on March         works all four days putting      the younger students, we put    variety of ways. “We want        attends Barton Elementary
 26, 1997, where he super-       in many hours and works          spiral notebooks, pencil,       the people who live here to      School said she was very
 vised retro fitting. He         very hard at it, earning         pencil boxes and sharpeners,    know that we are here to         glad to get the supplies.
 served on breakfast com-        more than $1,000 more            and all of the basic supplies   help in any way we can,”         “This will help me do my
 mittee there for six years,     than last year.                  that children need in           she said. “The backpack dis-     work,” she explained.
 was a trustee for five years,      He's also been a member       school,” she explained. “The    tribution is one of our more         Another Barton student,
 and was chairman for rede-      of the house committee for       older children– the ones        successful projects.” She        eight-year-old Tina, said, “I
 velopment of Elks property      the past three years.            who are in fourth grade on      noted that the approximately     am very glad I got this back-
                                                                  up– get backpacks with          400 employees of the Long        pack because I need every-
                                                                  binders, papers, pens, mark-    Beach office donated their       thing that is in it.”
                       Authentic Brick Oven Pizza,                ers and other items that        own money to purchase the            “It’s cool that we get all
                       GOURMET PIZZA, PASTA, SALADS AND MORE      older students use.”            supplies. “Our employees         these things without having
                              “Favorite Pizzerias”                   The backpacks them-          provided the funds, but if it    to pay for them,” added 12-
                                          – L.A. Times Critics    selves cost the company         was not for the Office Depot     year-old Kimiesha, a student
                                            and Food Writers      about $14 each, but that is a   in Norwalk we could not          at Stevens Middle School
                                                                  wholesale price. “We buy        have afforded to buy such a          “It’s a good program that
Italian Spoken Here!                                              them in large quantities        large quantity,” she said. “If   helps a lot of kids,” said
“Named One of Four                                                because we buy them for
Best Pizza Places                                                                                 it was not for their willing-    Joseph Norman, game room
in So. CA!”                                                       kids all over the world,”       ness to sell us the supplies     supervisor at the Boys and
Mario Martinoli
K-Cal 9 News                                                      Miranda explained.              at less than wholesale           Girls Club. “Most of the
                                                                     The company donates the      prices, we could not have        kids that come to our facil-
                                                                  backpacks, and Fluor            filled as many backpacks.”       ity cannot afford to buy the
                                                                  employees all over the world       “We have employees in         school supplies they need,
250 W. Ocean Blvd., Downtown Long Beach • (562) 432-2211          buy the school supplies and     Chile and other parts of         much less a nice backpack.”
       401 W. Willow St., Long Beach • (562) 595-6138             other materials needed by       South America doing the              Don Rodriguez, executive
                   www.buonospizza.com
                                                                  students in their regions.      same thing,” Miranda             director of the Long Beach
                                                                     “The supplies for the        added. “Our employees in         chapter of the Boys and
                                                                  older kids cost us about $20    China, the Philippines and       Girls Clubs, said he was
                                                                  per student,” added Julie       India are involved in other      glad that the North Long
                                                                  Mianda-McWhitney, office        projects that help disadvan-     Beach club was used as a
                                                                                                                                   backpack distribution cen-
                                                                                                                                   ter. “The mission of the
                                                                                                                                   Boys and Girls Clubs is to
                                                                                                                                   offer opportunities to kids
                                                                                                                                   from disadvantaged circum-
                                                                                                                                   stances, to have a safe place
                                                                                                                                   to go after school, to
                                                                                                                                   involve them in fun activi-
                                                                                                                                   ties that will help them
                                                                                                                                   make wise choices, and to
                                                                                                                                   help them do well in
                                                                                                                                   school,” he said. “Certainly,
                                                                                                                                   giving them the supplies
                                                                                                                                   they need for class work and
                                                                                                                                   homework is going to bene-
                                                                                                                                   fit them.”
                                                                                                                                       The Fluor Corporation
                                                                                                                                   also conducts Adopt a Pla-
                                                                                                                                   toon and Adopt a Family
                                                                                                                                   for military personnel sta-
                                                                                                                                   tioned overseas and their
                                                                                                                                   families during the Christ-
                                                                                                                                   mas season.
SEPTEMBER 4, 2008                                   ENTERTAINMENT                              SIGNAL TRIBUNE   11

Orange County Children’s Theatre
takes audiences to musical ‘Island’
   Orange County Chil-
dren’s Theatre (OCCT) is
presenting its production of
Once on This Island, with
wall-to-wall dancing, move-
ment and mime. From the
first number, titled “We
Dance,” the audience is
drawn into the evening’s
once-upon-a-time story-
telling style and Caribbean
island atmosphere.
   Directed and choreo-
graphed by Edward Ban-
gasser, with assistant                                                    Courtesy of OCCT
choreographer         Jene’a   Once on This Island is based on Hans Christian
DeCastro, and vocal direc-     Anderson’s “The Little Mermaid.”
tion by Mary DiCamillo, the
                                  The show takes place on a    songs titled “Mama Will
show will be performed at
                               beautiful island in the         Provide,” “Rain,” and “Why
Stanton Civic Center, 7800
                               French Antilles, on the night   We Tell The Story,” plus
Katella Avenue in Stanton
                               of a terrible tropical storm.   many more, audiences will
through Sept. 7. Tickets for
                               All the villagers are gath-     be transported to an island
all shows are $10 online,
                               ered in the tribal hut, seek-   of two different worlds,
$12 at the door. All tickets
                               ing shelter from the storm.     where peasants pray to their
can be purchased online at
                               To ease the fears of one lit-   gods for survival, where
www.occt.org.
                               tle girl, the villagers begin   rich people live behind high
   Once On This Island is an
                               to tell the story of a young    walls, and where the power
exciting American musical
                               orphan girl named Ti            of love is tested against the
with lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
                               Moune, the story of a peas-     power of death.
and music by Stephen Fla-
                               ant girl who has fallen in         For more details about
herty, the same artistic duo
                               love above her class.           Once on this Island or how
who won the Tony Award for
                                  The music of the show        to get children involved in
Ragtime. It is based on Rosa
                               weaves themes heavily           OCCT’s next production,
Guys’ novel My Love, My
                               influenced by the instrumen-    call the OCCT hotline at
Love, which was inspired by
                               tation and rhythms of the       (714) 502-2244 or visit
Hans Christian Andersen’s
                               Caribbean Islands. With         www.occt.org.
“The Little Mermaid.”
12     SIGNAL TRIBUNE                                     COMMUNITY                                                                          SEPTEMBER 4, 2008


Film forum offers full program to entice even couch potatoes
BY CORY BILICKO                  our patrons.”                                                    Sierra Madre.”                     says being principal and
Managing Copy Editor                Their opening film in                                              The John Huston-directed      then director of the School
                                 April of 1995 was The Great                                      film with Humphrey Bogart,         for Adults allowed him a
   When, 14 years ago, Max       Dictator with Charlie Chap-                                      based on the 1927 novel            door to explore school cur-
Fraley, the director of Adult    lin, which was followed by                                       became an obvious choice to        riculum opportunities with
Education for the Long           The Quiet Man with John                                          usher in the forum after the       acceptable standards and
Beach Unified School Dis-        Wayne. “It took a while, but                                     panel had made a collective        format in the use of com-
trict, hired former actor and    before long, our numbers                                         epiphany. “We looked at            mercial movies. But he cred-
stunt man Ray Sharp to           started to increase, and we                                      each other in the planning         its Sharp as the catalyst for
teach a film analysis class      have developed a loyal fol-                                      session and no one could           the forum’s success. “His
for the district’s School for    lowing that seems to be ever                                     believe we hadn’t shown it         enthusiasm, personality and
Adults, he may not have          evolving,” Fraley said.                                          before. Since it was restored      subject knowledge have
realized he would soon be           Sharp says the 14-foot-                                       a while back, we knew it had       blended with our original
fulfilling a lifelong ambi-      wide screen presents a vivid                                     to be first on the list,” he       intent to have a good time
tion. After word got out         image that marks a contrast                                      said. “Of course, the quality      with a good thing that we
about the superb projection      to his childhood movie-                                          of that picture qualifies it to    both enjoyed and to share it
system and a film series         going experiences. “As         centered on a different           be first on any list. Everyone     with the general public,”
through which people could       someone who grew up in         theme each semester. How-         knows about the father-son         Fraley says. Rob Ray is the
see classic movies on a big      revival movie houses with      ever, Sharp points out that a     connection with director           lead programmer. He has
screen with other film enthu-    grainy 16mm films, I feel      theme can sometimes over-         John Huston and actor Wal-         been a member of the Soci-
siasts, the class quickly        very satisfied with our pro-   whelm the quality of the          ter Huston, but co-star Tim        ety for Cinephiles since
gained distinction as a          jection and sound,” he said.   films when a less-than-won-       Holt’s father Jack Holt also       1992, wrote laserdisc and
revival house with consis-       “Our auditorium is some-       derful choice is included just    makes a dynamic cameo in           DVD reviews for Past Times
tently satisfying programs.      what intimate, and we max      because it fits a particular      the picture.”                      newsletter for five years in
“One thing led to another        out at about 60 people. So     theme and, perhaps as a               This profound apprecia-        the late ‘80s and early ‘90s,
and a longtime dream of          it’s the best of both worlds   result, better movies have        tion and abstruse knowledge        and has amassed a laserdisc,
mine of having a film forum      because we are pretty full     been excluded. “This semes-       that shape the film forum          DVD and VHS collection of
or society seemed possible       every week, although we can    ter’s theme is a lighthearted     seem fueled by the combina-        tens of thousands of fea-
with a partner like [Sharp] to                                  excuse to show some great         tion of the four men behind        tures, shorts and cartoons
                                 always handle a few more.
lead the program,” he said.                                     films that have somehow not       it; there’s the sense that their   from the Golden Age of Hol-
                                 But everyone has lots of
“I obtained a license to show                                                                     individual cinematic admira-       lywood. Randy Skretvedt,
                                 elbow room.”                   been shown before in our
the films on the school site.                                                                     tion and scholarship inform        the resource specialist, wrote
                                    Fraley and Sharp make up    previous 13 years,” he said.
We planned our first series                                                                       and feed off each other ’s.        the book Laurel & Hardy:
                                 one half of the four-person    “It’s called ‘no stinkin’
of films to test the waters                                                                       Fraley, the director of the        The Magic Behind the
                                 board of directors that        films’ as a salute to our first
and relied on word of mouth                                                                       forum, is a self-described         Movies.
                                 selects the films, which are   feature, The Treasure of the
and free publicity to bring in                                                                    “longtime film fanatic” who                 see FORUM page 15
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                             Vicki’s View
                             Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune poses
                             some interesting existential questions
   Wasn’t there an old song               when Frankie finally decides it                     remind us of the strictly urban
about a Frankie and Johnny                is time for Johnny to leave. But                    setting.
who were lovers? And in that              he won’t leave, leading to                             Johnny calls a no-request
song didn’t Frankie murder                some tense, even creepy,                            late night radio station to
Johnny for his infidelity? I fig-         moments.                                            request “beautiful music” to
ured Frankie and Johnny in the                The play builds slowly,                         make love by, and the intrigued
Clair de Lune would at least              almost painfully so in places.                      DJ complies with Debussy’s
loosely follow the song’s tragic          But McNally’s audience is                           gorgeous “Clair de Lune.”
tale of jealousy and love gone            called upon to exercise                             Hence the title’s reference.
wrong. But instead it takes a             patience, as the nuances in                            I’ve always felt that there
much different turn, one far              Johnny’s motivations require                        are two types of people– those
less physically destructive but           time and maneuvering to                             who choose, and are able, to
arguably just as riveting.                thoroughly play out and be                          accept their lot in life, and oth-
   Veteran playwright Terrence            understood.                                         ers who simply cannot, even
                                                                                                                                                                             Courtesy of Shashin Desai
McNally does draw on the                      The attractive but resigned                     though they might, in fact,               Libby West and Thomas Fiscella star in Frankie and
“legendary” couple of song to             Frankie seems so real, almost                       want to. For the latter type,             Johnny in the Clair de Lune.
the extent that his two charac-           likable, as portrayed by actess                     giving up the crusade amounts
ters are modern-day losers–               Libby West. Enough vulnera-                         to existing in constant fear and          days at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2      visit ICT’s website at
Frankie, a diner waitress, and            bility pokes through the char-                      anxiety. So for me, McNally’s             p.m. Tickets are $32 and $37      http://www.ictlongbeach.org.
Johnny, a short-order cook at             acter’s jagged exterior to make                     play asks a compelling ques-              on Thursdays; $37 and $42 on
the same diner. Frankie’s                 her accessible to an audience                       tion: Who is the luckier one–             Fridays, Saturdays and Sun-
dreams of love and success                that might not wholly identify                      she who accepts, or he who                days. Call (562) 436-4610 for
have been all but shelved, rele-          with her decidedly white trash                      must strive, even out of sheer            information and reservations or
gated to distant memory and a             circumstances.                                      desperation, for more? The
faint cynicism. Johnny, on the
other hand, possesses only the
                                              Thomas Fiscella gives the
                                          complex role of Johnny all of
                                                                                              answer isn’t obvious, but the
                                                                                              question alone makes the play                     Koyo
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                                                                                              Clair de Lune continues at
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Cal Heights Neighborhood Group active since WWII
BY RACHAEL RIFKIN                          a month except during the                        of original member Mar-
Memoirist                                  summer. It’s a nice group                        jorie Reese, who lived on
                                           to belong to. The original                       Walnut Avenue.
    In California Heights,                 members were really close.                           “There were about 18
there is a women’s group                   T h e y l i v e d e a c h o t h e r ’s           women when the group
that has been active for                   lives. They were a close-                        started. The Neighborhood
more than 60 years, with                   knit group for a lot of rea-                     Group would collect 25
members from all age                       sons. People were home                           cents a meeting. If there
groups and all walks of life.              then. The wives took care of                     was a birth or a death in the
But you won’t find this club               the children. Everybody                          f a m i l y, t h e y w o u l d s e n d
advertised in any local                    knew everybody. But all of                       flowers, and they still do
newsletter or posted on any                the original people are gone                     that today,” said Bob. “They
bulletin board. In fact, orig-             n o w, ”       said      Charlene                also saved up and went out
i n a l l y y o u c o u l d n ’t e v e n   Hughes.                                          to dinner once or twice a
belong to the Neighborhood                     Today’s members were                         y e a r. T h e y u s e d t o g o t o
Group unless you owned a                   either invited in by other                       Welch’s Restaurant, which
home in the Jotham Place                   members or live in the cir-                      was on the corner of
cul-de-sac, or “the circle”                cle.                                             Atlantic and San Antonio.”                                                Rachael Rifkin/Signal Tribune
as locals call it.                              “The group started on                           Several other traditions             Members of the Cal Heights Neighborhood Group,
    During          WWII,          the     Jotham Place and branched                        came out of the camaraderie              which has been active for more than 60 years.
women of Jotham Place                      out through friends and rel-                     the Neighborhood Group
began meeting to wrap                      atives in the neighborhood.                      created. During Christmas,               they sold the house, we         n i t y. I l i k e t h e p e o p l e .
bandages for the soldiers.                 I think I’m the only one                         everyone in the circle puts              asked the kids that moved       After my husband died, I
Jotham Place was still new                 who still lives on Jotham                        up decorations, some of                  in if we could continue to      was here by myself, so I
then; the first homes in the               P l a c e , s o i t ’s m o r e o f a             which have been passed                   have the pancake breakfast.     was always glad to go and
circle were built in 1939,                 neighborhood group now,”                         down from former owners.                 And they’ve been kind           see them,” said Leta.
with most of the other                     said Joanna Williams. “We                            “When we moved in, we                enough to allow us to do            Neighborhood Group
homes following within the                 get together at each other’s                     inherited reindeers and                  that ever since. We had 38      member Jan Deggendorf
next few years. The women                  homes and talk and visit.                        Santa’s sleigh, and that was             people attend this year. And    looks forward to the
enjoyed their get-togethers                It’s a chance to catch up and                    what our house was sup-                  it all started because of the   monthly meetings as well.
so much that they continued                compare notes on what’s                          posed to do. Our next door               neighborhood group,” said           “I had never been
to meet even after the war                 going on in the neighbor-                        neighbor has snowmen. The                Bob.                            friendly with my neighbors
was over.                                  hood. I don’t know if this is                    people who don’t have a set                 94-year-old Leta Donkle      before. It’s a great way to
    Charlene Hughes was                    common in other places, but                      can do anything they want,               is the oldest active member.    know what’s going on in the
invited into the group                     it’s sort of neat that there is                  but almost everybody deco-               Although she doesn’t attend     neighborhood. The neatest
through her cousin, who                    some history here. We’ve                         rates,” said Joanna.                     every meeting anymore, she      part for me is getting to
lived in the circle. Locals                all known each other for                             Another neighborhood                 makes sure to go to the         know all these women from
will remember her husband                  q u i t e a w h i l e . To d a y w e             favorite is the Fourth of                Fourth of July pancake          different age groups,” said
Larry, a WWII submarine                    have 12 members, although                        July pancake breakfast.                  breakfast.                      Jan.
veteran, as the “waving                    for the longest time there                           “When I was about nine                  “I moved into my house
man,” a name he earned by                  were just six of us.”                            years old, my parents built a            in 1968 and my next-door           Rachael Rifkin is a mem-
sitting outside their house                    Bob Seymour is the son                       barbeque in their backyard.              neighbor invited me to go.      oirist with a background in
and waving at people who                   of Gertrude Seymour, one                         My folks started having a                My husband and the other        journalism. She can be
passed by.                                 of the original members of                       neighborhood Fourth of                   fellows would shoot pool        reached                  at
    “It’s just hung together               the group. He also married                       July breakfast, which we                 when we had meetings. I         lifestories2day@aol.com or
through the years. It’s once               Joan Seymour, the daughter                       still continue today. When               enjoy the sense of commu-       (310) 612-4183.


Cal State Long Beach welcomes new UCES Dean
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sity, Long Beach (CSULB)                   Bernardino (CSUSB), where                        can Culture and Language                 Extension Services will con-
welcomed its newest dean to                for the last three years he                      Program Center in Seoul,                 tinue to thrive and will help
the fold on Monday, Aug.                   served as dean of the Col-                       South Korea, the first over-             move the university forward
18, as Jeet Joshee began his               lege of Extended Learning                        seas center of its kind for              in new and exciting ways.”
tenure as dean for Univer-                 and professor of education.                      CSUSB.                                      While at CSUSB, Joshee
sity College and Extension                 During that time he                                 “Dr. Joshee is highly                 also created the China Pro-
Services (UCES).                           expanded the college’s pres-                     regarded as a creative and               grams Office at CSUSB to
   Joshee comes to CSULB                   ence locally and internation-                    very able administrator. He              provide specific manage-
                                                                                            is eager to work with our                ment training and education
                                                                                                                                                                     sector employers and
                                                                                            faculty, students and univer-            programs for Chinese gov-
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Long Beach police asks public’s Naturalist to lead tour
help identifying rescued swimmer of local wetlands
   On Fr iday, August 29,         to identify the swimmer. She      magenta bathing suit. She
2008, at approximately 2:00       had no identification and no      also has a religious necklace
p.m. Long Beach lifeguards        one was at the beach loca-        on that is made of black fab-
rescued a female swimmer          tion with her.                    ric that reads “Our Lady of
who was in distress in the           The female is described        Mt. Carmel” and “Our Lady
ocean water in the area of        as an adult in her mid to late    Scapular Promise.” She has
56th Place and Ocean              20’s, 5’4”-5’6” tall, 130-150     a birthmark on the outside
Boulevard. The female was         pounds, with shoulder-            of her left knee.
in full arrest and the life-      length hair that has brown           If anyone has information
guards performed CPR. She         roots and has a reddish tint      about the identity of the
was transported to a local        color. She appears to possi-      female swimmer, please call        The Long Beach Sierra       young fish, while exploring
hospital where she remains        bly be of Filipino or His-        the Long Beach Police           Club and the Los Cerritos      this area that is under attack
in critical condition.            panic descent and was             Department at (562) 435-        Wetlands Land Trust are        by commercial and residen-
   Police have been unable        wearing       a    one-piece      6711.                           sponsoring a free, guided      tial development.
                                                                                                    tour through the Los Cerri-       The wetlands are adja-
                                                                                                    tos Wetlands on Saturday,      cent to the intersection of
Forum                                                                                               Sept. 6 with naturalist Erik   Studebaker Avenue and
continued from page 12                                                                              Zahn.                          Westminster Boulevard
   To those who might dis-        gram every week that is sim-                                         Zahn, a graduate of the     where Long Beach and Seal
                                                                    Sept. 5 with The Treasure of
                                                                                                    biology program at Califor-    Beach meet.
miss the forum as pointless       ilar to those of that Golden      the Sierra Madre and contin-
                                                                                                    nia State University Long         The two-hour walk starts
in today’s world of Netflix,      Age of which each of them         ues through Jan. 23 with
                                                                                                    Beach, did his field work      at 9 a.m. from the Market-
Turner Classic Movies and         speaks so fondly. “We             Gunga Din. There is a $1        research on the wetlands       place parking lot to the east
Tivo, Sharp has some very         always present short subjects     materials fee, but parking is   and knows every part of        of Trader Joe’s.
specific reasons why folks        and cartoons along with           free. Long Beach School for     this once extensive natural       Reservations are neces-
should attend. “Well, few         trailers before the feature, so   Adults auditorium is located    habitat.                       sary and may be made by
people have 14-foot screens       it’s not just a movie- it’s a     at 3701 E. Willow St. Each         Participants will learn     calling (562) 498.2690. For
at home, but more than that,      cinematic        experience,”     program begins at 7 p.m.        how wetlands provide nest-     more information, visit
film is meant to be a com-        Sharp said. Special guests           For more information,        ing areas for an array of      http://angeles.sierraclub.org
munal experience,” he said.       occasionally highlight the        contact Ray Sharp at (562)      seabirds and safe haven for    /longbch.
“It’s an even better experi-      evening. In the past, they’ve     997-8000, ext. 7198.
ence with commentary from         included historian Miles
experts and stimulating dis-      Kruger, Detour star Ann
cussion. I briefly introduce      Savage and MGM star Betty
the films with elements of        Garrett.
film study that they are              “Unless you’re pretty well
about to experience. For          connected, you won’t see
instance, we will be talking      them at your house,” Sharp
about mise-en-scene before        said.
we view Treasure. After-              Although the forum is
ward, all four of us congre-      technically still a class that
gate on the stage, dissect the    students take for credit, it is
art we’re just experienced,       open to the public.
and then hold a discussion            “I feel safe in saying that
with the audience.”               the Friday Film Forum is
   Ray agrees that the pro-       educating and entertaining
gram offers an experience that    the Long Beach area in a
watching at home cannot. “It’s    very unique way,” Sharp
a great way for those who love    said. “We’re like a neighbor-
the old classics to meet others   hood movie theater, a classic
who share their enthusiasm for    film series, and a movie club
solid, old-fashioned entertain-   where you know people and
ment,” he said.                   have a great time discussing
   Aside from the discus-         historical film artists.”
sion, they present a film pro-        The forum begins Friday,


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                                                        Bixby
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YOUR LOCAL                                              Public Works Department,                     fornia. Cohn said the                         at that location.
                                                                                                                                                      Cohn noted that other
                                                                                                                                                                                                           “The Literary Society is

NEWSPAPER                                               City Manager ’s Office,
                                                        Redevelopment Agency
                                                                                                     LBA’s new location will
                                                                                                     attract artists and art                       portions of the Bixby
                                                                                                                                                   Knolls landscape and
                                                                                                                                                                                                        another opportunity for
                                                                                                                                                                                                        business owners and resi-
Sign up for your annual                                 and City Light and Power                     lovers from near and far,                                                                          dents alike to come
voluntary subscription!                                 for painting our historic                    adding to the synergy of                      streetscape are also show-                           together to create our
                                                        light poles.”                                Bixby Knolls and increas-                     ing signs of improvement.                            active vibrant commu-
__________________                                         The BKBIA publishes                       ing the enthusiasm of shop                       “Long Beach Boulevard                             nity,” Cohn said. “The
NAME
                                                        an online newsletter that                    owners and shoppers alike.                    received some attention                              books are all five-star
__________________                                                                                                                                 from Public Works last
ADDRESS                                                 updates members on what                         In the newsletter, Cohn                                                                         selections. Every few
__________________                                      is going on in Bixby                         also noted that soon                          week with a tree trimming                            months, authors will be at
CITY
                                                        Knolls. In the most recent                   enhanced landscaping will                     and sidewalk repair,” he                             the meetings to discuss
__________________                                      issue, Cohn welcomed                         grace a portion of the                        noted. “In early fall, eight                         their books.”
STATE, ZIP
                                                        Long Beach Arts (LBA) to                     Bixby Knolls business                         new trees will be planted                               The Strollers have been
 No Paper Will Be Mailed.
                                                        its new location at 4332                     district.                                     on the parkway between                               meeting every Saturday
    I already receive the
Signal Tribune at my home.                              Atlantic Avenue (next to                        “Plans are now under-                      Carson and Roosevelt                                 morning for several months
Please accept this voluntary                            the new location of Alsace                   way to develop the empty                      avenues.        Additional                           to go on walking tours of
       subscription of:                                                                                                                            streetscape improvements
                                                        Lorraine Bakery).                            parkway on Carson Street                                                                           the area. So far they have
     $45                                                   “Long Beach Arts was                      just west of Atlantic,” he                    continue to upgrade the                              walked to Rancho Los Cer-
                       other:_________
                                                        founded in 1924 for the                      said. “New trees and                          business corridor.”                                  ritos, the Cliff May Homes,
SIGNAL TRIBUNE                                                                                                                                        While streetscape and
2669 Myrtle Avenue #111                                 purpose of advocating arts                   plants will help to com-                                                                           the Wardlow Station of the
 Signal Hill, CA 90755                                  in everyday life,” Cohn                      plete the development of                      landscape improvements                               Blue Line, Dominguez Gap
                                                        said. “It is a nonprofit                     three corners at Carson.”                     are vital to the prosperity                          Wetlands and many other
           SELF HELP                                    organization devoted to                         He added that the                          of Bixby Knolls busi-                                interesting places and
                                                        bringing the work of cur-                    northeast corner of that                      nesses, Cohn also places                             neighborhoods. Walking
  Help For Pee-Shy Syndrome                                                                                                                        great importance on activi-
                                                        rent artists to public                       intersection is next in line                                                                       routes are usually 3.5 miles
  www.shybladder.org                                                                                                                               ties that draw people to
                                                        view.”                                       for a facelift. That corner                                                                        long and change each
                                                           He noted that it began                    currently contains a                          the area. Two activities he                          week. Dogs are welcome.
        GREYHOUNDS                                      as a constituency of artists                 liquor store and flower                       has initiated since taking                              For more information on
                                                        associated with the Way-                     shop. Many business                           the BKBIA helm are the                               events and activities in the
       Adoptions through
                                                        side Art Colony in 1923,                     owners and residents                          Bixby Knolls Literary                                Bixby Knolls area, phone
  Greyhound Pets of America
                                                        and it is one of the oldest                  have asked for façade and                     Society and the Bixby                                (562) 595-0081 or visit
    www.fastfriends.org or
                                                        art organizations in Cali-                   streetscape improvements                      Knolls Strollers.                                    www.bixbyknollsinfo.com.
  call Joyce at (562) 694-3519

                                                                                                                                      TST2792 / 20081420972                                                  TST2800 / 20081493526
                                                                                                                          FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                                     FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
             FOR SALE                                               APT FOR RENT                               The following person is doing business as: ND MFG., 2311 E.
                                                                                                               2nd St., Long Beach, CA 90803. Registrant: NENO DOJCI-
                                                                                                                                                                                     The following person is doing business as: PEDRO’S PANGAS,
                                                                                                                                                                                     3099 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Signal Hill, CA 90755. Registrant:
                                                                                                               NOVIC, 2311 E. 2nd St., Long Beach, CA 90803. This busi-              PAUL A. HILLIS, SR., 3099 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Signal Hill, CA
                                                                                                               ness is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all               90755. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that
Ladies Van Heusen short sleeved                                                                                information in this statement is true and correct. Signed:            all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Paul
                                                                                                               Neno Dojcinovic. The registrant has not begun to transact             A. Hillis, Sr. The registrant has begun to transact business under
 white oxford shirts sizes 6-16.                             Two Bedroom Apt., One Bath                        business under the fictitious business name or names listed           the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Date started
      Brand new, packaged.                                     New carpet, blinds, stove
                                                                                                               herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los
                                                                                                               Angeles County on August 7, 2008. NOTICE: This fictitious
                                                                                                                                                                                     business was January 1, 2000. This statement was filed with the
                                                                                                                                                                                     county clerk of Los Angeles County on August 19, 2008. NOTICE:
Sold individually at $10 each and                           $995/month Sec. Deposit $950
                                                                                                               business name statement expires five years from the date it           This fictitious business name statement expires five years from
                                                                                                               was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious         the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new ficti-
  in bulk for $5 each. Originally                            2050 Cherry #A - One car pkg                      business name statement must be filed prior to that date. The         tious business name statement must be filed prior to that date.
                                                                                                               filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in      The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in
         retailed for $24.                                    Call Action (562) 433-0934                       this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights   this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of
                                                                                                               of another under federal, state, or common law (see section           another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411
       Call (562) 986-9339                                                                                     14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Sig-          et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune:
                                                                                                               nal Tribune: Aug. 14, 21, 28, & Sept. 4, 2008.                        Aug. 21, 28, & Sept. 4, 11, 2008.
                                                                                                                                   TST2791 / 20081410875                                                            TST 2804
                                                                                                                          FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                         NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-54249 Title Order No.
                                    City of Signal Hill                                                        The following persons are doing business as: CHRYSALIS
                                                                                                               STAGE, 4682 Rio Ave., Long Beach, CA 90805. Registrant: 1.
                                                                                                                                                                                     08-8-202905 APN No. 7216-025-029 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT
                                                                                                                                                                                     UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/25/06. UNLESS YOU
                                                                                                               AARON MORGAN, 2. ANDREA MORGAN, 4682 Rio Ave.,                        TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE
                                                                                                               Long Beach, CA 90805. This business is conducted by: a                SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF
                                                                                                               Husband and Wife. I declare that all information in this state-       THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU
                                                                                                               ment is true and correct. Signed: Aaron Morgan. The regis-            SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that
                                                                                                               trant has begun to transact business under the fictitious             RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursu-ant
                                                                                                               business name or names listed herein. Date started business           to the Deed of Trust exe-cuted by YOLANDA GONZALEZ, A SIN-
                                                                                                               was August 6, 2008. This statement was filed with the county          GLE WOMAN dated 09/25/06 and re-corded 10/02/06, as Instru-
                                                                                                               clerk of Los Angeles County on August 6, 2008. NOTICE: This           ment No. 06 2182090, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the
                                                                                                               fictitious business name statement expires five years from the        office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County State of Cal-
                                                                                                               date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new ficti-     ifor-nia, will sell on 09/25/2008 at 1:00PM, At the front entrance to
                                    TST 2808                                                                   tious business name statement must be filed prior to that             the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd.,
             NOTICE OF SCOPING MEETING FOR A PROJECT EIR FOR THE                                               date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize       Pomona at public auction to the highest bidder for cash or check
                                                                                                               the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation      as described below, pay-able in full at time of sale, all right, title,
             EDCO WASTE SERVICES SOLID WASTE MATERIALS RECOVERY                                                of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law          and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of
                     FACILITY/ TRANSFER STATION (MRF/TS)                                                       (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).           Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as
                                SIGNAL HILL, CA                                                                Pub. The Signal Tribune: Aug. 14, 21, 28, & Sept. 4, 2008.            more fully de-scribed in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The
                                                                                                                                                                                     street ad-dress and other common desig-nation, if any of the real
                                                                                                                                    TST2793 / 20081448009
                                                                                                                                                                                     property described above is purported to be: 1865 STANLEY
                                                                                                                         FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Signal Hill, California, will hold a Scoping Meeting                   The following person is doing business as: THE DIRECT
                                                                                                                                                                                     AVENUE, 1, SIGNAL HILL, CA, 90755. The undersigned Trustee
for a Draft Project EIR for the EDCO Waste Services Solid Waste Materials Recovery Facility/ Trans-                                                                                  disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address
                                                                                                               SOURCE, 172 St. Joseph Ave., Long Beach, CA 90803. Reg-
                                                                                                                                                                                     and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total
fer Station (MRD/TS) on Thursday, September 11, 2008 from 6:30 PM to 8:00PM, at the City Hall                  istrant: GERALD BROWN, 172 St. Joseph Ave., Long Beach,
                                                                                                                                                                                     amount of the unpaid balance with inter-est thereon of the obliga-
                                                                                                               CA 90803. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I
Council Chambers located in City Hall at 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, CA.                                  declare that all information in this statement is true and cor-
                                                                                                                                                                                     tion se-cured by the property to be sold plus reasonable esti-
                                                                                                                                                                                     mated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial
                                                                                                               rect. Signed: Gerald Brown. The registrant has not begun to
                                                                                                                                                                                     publication of the Notice of Sale is $311,948.71. It is possible that
Project Location                                                                                               transact business under the fictitious business name or
                                                                                                                                                                                     at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total in-
                                                                                                               names listed herein. This statement was filed with the county
The 3.75 acre proposed site is located at the northwest corner of California Avenue and Patterson              clerk of Los Angeles County on August 12, 2008. NOTICE:
                                                                                                                                                                                     debtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept
Street and includes the entire block bounded by Patterson Street to the south, California Avenue to the                                                                              cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check
                                                                                                               This fictitious business name statement expires five years
                                                                                                                                                                                     drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a
east, and the 28th Street and Olive Avenue rights-of-way (unimproved) to the north and west, respec-           from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A
                                                                                                                                                                                     state or federal savings and loan association, savings association,
                                                                                                               new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to
tively. The project site is in a blighted condition due to past oil field operations with former sumps,        that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself author-
                                                                                                                                                                                     or savings bank specified in Sec-tion 5102 of the Financial Code
pipelines, abandoned and active oil wells, and significant environmental contamination.                                                                                              and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be
                                                                                                               ize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in viola-
                                                                                                                                                                                     made, in an “AS IS” condition, but with out covenant or war-ranty,
                                                                                                               tion of the rights of another under federal, state, or common
                                                                                                                                                                                     express or implied, re-garding title, possession or en-cum-
                                                                                                               law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions
Project Description                                                                                            Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: Aug. 14, 21, 28, & Sept. 4,
                                                                                                                                                                                     brances, to satisfy the in-debtedness secured by said Deed of
The Proposed Project is the development of a +/- 62,000 square foot (+/- 20%) recycling and transfer                                                                                 Trust, advances there-under, with interest at provided, and the
                                                                                                               2008.
                                                                                                                                                                                     unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with
facility on a 3.75 acre site in the City of Signal Hill. The state-of-the-art facility will serve as a point                   TST2794 / Case No. NS020251                           interest thereon at provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and
to accept, process, recover and transfer mixed municipal waste and residue following diversion activi-              ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME                           expenses of the Trustee and of the Trusts cre-ated by said Deed
                                                                                                               SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS                           of Trust. DATED: 08/31/08 RECONTRUST COMPANY, 1757 TAPO
ties to an appropriate permitted disposal facility.
                                                                                                               ANGELES, 415 West Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802,                  CANYON ROAD, SVW-88 SIMI VALLEY, CA. 93063 Phone: (800)
                                                                                                               SOUTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT.                                              281-8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale
Purpose of Scoping Meeting                                                                                     PETITION OF Kyle Joseph Jerger, For Change of Name.                   Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, is a debt collector attempting
                                                                                                               TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS:                                            to col-lect a debt. Any information ob-tained will be used for that
The purpose of a Scoping Meeting is to provide opportunity for early consultation with persons or
                                                                                                               1. Petitioner KYLE JOSEPH JERGER, filed a petition with this          pur-pose. FEI # 1006.34658 9/04, 9/11, 9/18/2008
organizations that may be concerned with the environmental effects of the project. Scoping has been            court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name:
                                                                                                                                                                                                           TST2803 / 20081578070
helpful to agencies in identifying the range of actions, alternatives, mitigation measures and signifi-        KYLE JOSEPH JERGER to Proposed Name: KYLE JOSEPH
                                                                                                                                                                                               FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                                                               KNIES.
cant effects to be analyzed in depth in the Draft Project EIR.                                                                                                                       The following person is doing business as: J & R BUILDERS,
                                                                                                               2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this
                                                                                                                                                                                     4123 Walnut Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807. Registrant: JEFF
                                                                                                               matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated
                                                                                                                                                                                     GUNDRY, 4123 Walnut Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807. This busi-
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS are invited to attend this Scoping Meeting to present written informa-                  below to show cause, if any, shy the petition for change of
                                                                                                                                                                                     ness is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information
                                                                                                               name should not be granted.
tion, express their opinions, or otherwise present evidence on the above matter.                                                                                                     in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Jeff Gundry. The
                                                                                                               NOTICE OF HEARING
                                                                                                                                                                                     registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious
                                                                                                               Date: September 16, 2008; Time: 1:30 P.M.; Dept. G, Room
                                                                                                                                                                                     business name or names listed herein. This statement was filed
FURTHER INFORMATION on this item may be obtained online at www.edcodisposal.com/public-                        51. The address of the court is the same as above. A copy of
                                                                                                                                                                                     with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on September 2,
                                                                                                               this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once
disposal/ert/index.htm or at the City of Signal Hill Community Development Department located at                                                                                     2008. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires
                                                                                                               each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for
2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, California, or by calling Gary Jones, Director of Community Devel-                                                                                  five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county
                                                                                                               hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general
                                                                                                                                                                                     clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed
opment at (562) 989-7345 or by email at gjones@cityofsignalhill.org.                                           circulation, printed in this county, THE SIGNAL TRIBUNE,
                                                                                                                                                                                     prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself
                                                                                                               2669 Myrtle Ave., Ste.111, Signal Hill, CA 90755: August 14,
                                                                                                                                                                                     authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in
                                                                                                               21, 28, & September 4, 2008.
Published in the Signal Hill Tribune newspaper:                                         September 4, 2008                                                                            violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common
                                                                                                               ___//ss//___
                                                                                                                                                                                     law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).
                                                                                                               Douglas M. Haigh, Judge of the Superior Court
                                                                                                                                                                                     Pub. The Signal Tribune: Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2008.
                                                                                                               Dated August 6, 2008
SEPTEMBER 4, 2008                                                                        LEGAL NOTICES                                                                                                       SIGNAL TRIBUNE                     17
                                                                                                                                                                  City of Signal Hill
             Signal Tribune Classified Ad Form
  Category:__________________ (example: For Sale, Employment, etc) Date(s) to Run:________________________
  * for auto sales license plate number must be included within the ad




                                                                                                                                                                                TST 2806
                                                                                                                                                                      NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING
                                                                                                                        ORDINANCE NO. 2008-08-1384

                                                                                                                        AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SIGNAL HILL, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING ZON-
                                                                                                                        ING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT 08-06, A REQUEST TO AMEND THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP BY CHANGING
                                                                                                                        THE DESIGNATION OF AN APPROXIMATE 1.41-ACRE SITE LOCATED AT 1500 HILL STREET FROM “LI,
                                                                                                                        LIGHT INDUSTRIAL” TO “SP-7, SPECIAL PURPOSE HOUSING SPECIFIC PLAN”

                                                                                                                        WHEREAS, the City of Signal Hill is proposing a Zoning Ordinance Amendment to amend the Official Zoning Map of the
                                                                                                                        City of Signal Hill, California, by changing the designation of an approximately 1.41-acre site at 1500 Hill Street located on
                                                                                                                        the south side of Hill Street between Gundry and Walnut Avenues from “LI, Light Industrial” to “SP-7, Special Purpose
                                                                                                                        Housing Specific Plan” to allow the site to be listed as an affordable housing site on the City’s housing inventory site
                                                                                                                        included in the current Update to the Housing Element; and

                                                                                                                        WHEREAS, the rezoning of the site to SP-7, Special Purpose Housing Specific Plan,” is consistent with the “1.4,Very
                                                                                                                         High Density Residential” designation on the General Plan’s Land Use Element Generalized Land Use Map; and
                              5 line minimum. All classifieds start at $18. ADD $1 for additional lines.
                 Prices are based on 1 week. Multiply price by number of weeks the ad will run. Total:________          WHEREAS, on April 14, 2008, the City conducted a noticed community workshop to discuss the City’s housing needs,
                                                                                                                        goals and objectives and all interested parties were given an opportunity to comment on the proposed use of the site as an
  Name: __________________________________________________________________________                                      affordable housing project; and

  Phone:__________________________________________________________________________                                      WHEREAS, on June 17, 2008, after proper notice and public hearing, the Planning Commission recommended City Coun-
                                                                                                                        cil approval of Zoning Ordinance Amendment 08-06; and
  Address: ________________________________________________________________________
  City/State/ZIP: __________________________________________________________________                                    WHEREAS, on July 31, 2008, notice of a City Council public hearing regarding the proposed Zoning Ordinance Amend-
                                                                                                                        ment was mailed to all property owners within three-hundred (300) feet of the subject property, was published in The Signal
                                                                                                                        Tribune newspaper and was posted in accordance with S.H.M.C. Section 1.08.010; and

              To place a classified ad complete this form and fax to: (562) 427-1272 or                                 WHEREAS, the City Council has approved Negative Declaration 06/05/08(2) relative to Zoning Ordinance Amendment
                                                                                                                        08-06, in satisfaction of requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act; and
               mail to: Signal Tribune 2669 Myrtle Ave., #111, Signal Hill, CA 90755
                                                                                                                        WHEREAS, on August 12, 2008 the City Council held a public hearing and all interested persons were given an opportu-
                                                 City of Signal Hill                                                    nity to be heard regarding the proposed rezoning of the property.

                                                                                                                        NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SIGNAL HILL, CALIFORNIA, DOES HEREBY
                                                                                                                        ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:
                                                                                                                        1. That the City Council has reviewed Zoning Ordinance Amendment 08-06 and found the proposed amendment to be in
                                                                                                                        the best interest of the community and its health, safety and general welfare in that it is consistent with the following Goals
                                                                                                                        and Policies of the Signal Hill General Plan:

                                                                                                                        Land Use Policy 1.2 - Provide opportunities for a variety of residential densities and housing styles.

                                   TST 2805                                                                             Land Use Policy 1.4 - Provide for density bonuses, which exceed maximum densities specified in the land use plan and clas-
                     PUBLIC HEARING - NOTICE OF INTENT                                                                  sification system, for development projects for low and very-low income or "special need" households in low, medium, and
  TO ADOPT NEGATIVE DECLARATION 09/04/08 (1)                                                                            high-density land use classifications.
  FOR CONDITONAL USE PERMIT NO. 08-03
                                                                                                                        Land Use Policy 3.7 - Maintain and enhance the quality of residential neighborhoods.

  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Signal Hill, California, will hold the following public                       Land Use Policy 3.12 - Encourage and promote high quality design and physical appearance in all development projects.
  hearings:
                                                                                                                        Land Use Policy 3.13 - Reinforce Signal Hill's image and community identity within the greater Long Beach Metropolitan
  September 16, 2008: Planning Commission at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at City                          area.
  Hall, 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, California
                                                                                                                        Housing Element Policy 2 - Plan for a housing supply that contributes to meeting the needs of all household types, income
                                                                                                                        groups and special needs.
  October 14, 2008:    City Council at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at City Hall, 2175
  Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, California                                                                                Housing Element Policy 4 - Continue the implementation of working partnerships with private developers and nonprofit
                                                                                                                        housing corporations to ensure the development of affordable housing.
  SUBJECT:                                      Negative Declaration 09/04/08 (1)
                                                Conditional Use Permit No 08-03                                         The proposed zone change will encourage the development of up to 60 multi-family dwellings for very low and low-income
                                                                                                                        households at 1500 Hill Street on the south side of Hill Street between Walnut and Gundry Avenues. Approval of the
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION: A REQUEST TO CONSTRUCT AND OPERATE A WIRELESS                                                    Amendment and associated General Plan Amendment are necessary to secure State Department of Housing and Commu-
                                                                                                                        nity Development approval of an Update to the Housing Element as it is necessary to demonstrate that the City will have
  TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITY ON THE ROOFTOP AT AN EXISTING OFFICE/INDUS-
                                                                                                                        enough affordable housing sites to achieve the City’s fair-share of housing growth through 2014. The site is 1.41-acres in
  TRIAL BUILDING LOCATED AT 1855 CORONADO AVENUE IN THE LI, LIGHT INDUSTRIAL                                            size and is located south of Signal Hill Elementary School and north of vacant land formerly home to a refinery. There are
  ZONING DISTRICT (see attached map)                                                                                    industrial uses in dated and unattractive buildings that will be demolished for the project. The property owner is a willing
                                                                                                                        seller and has entered into a Purchase Sale Agreement with the Redevelopment Agency. The site is considered appropriate
   ALL INTERESTED PERSONS are hereby invited to attend Public Hearings to present written infor-                        for affordable housing in that nearby amenities include proximity to: a bus stop; the Civic Center including Signal Hill Park,
  mation, express their opinions or otherwise present evidence on the above matter. If you wish to                      the Community Center and Library; a grocery store and pharmacy; and school. Upon acquisition, the Agency will identify a
  legally challenge any action taken by the City on the above matter, you may be limited to raising only                developer and a site plan and building elevations will be brought to the Planning Commission for review and approval.
  those issues you or someone else raised at the Public Hearings described in this notice, or in written
                                                                                                                        2. That the amendment is consistent with applicable State law in that the State law and Signal Hill Municipal Code provide a
  correspondence delivered to the City prior to or at the Public Hearings.
                                                                                                                        process for amending the zoning ordinance and specific plans.

   A NEGATIVE DECLARATION has been prepared in conjunction with the subject project based on                            3. That the amendment is in conformity with the Redevelopment Plan and regulations of the Redevelopment Agency.
  an initial study that found no significant environmental impacts associated with the proposal that are
  not addressed by the design of the proposed improvements.                                                             4. That the Zoning Ordinance Amendment is in the best interest of the community and its health, safety and general welfare.
                                                                                                                        NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SIGNAL HILL DOES HEREBY ORDAIN AS FOL-
  THE FILE containing Negative Declaration No. 9/4/08(1) relevant to the proposed project may be                        LOWS:
  inspected by the public between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and                     1.            That Zoning Ordinance Amendment 08-06 hereby amends the Official Zoning Map of the City of Signal Hill
                                                                                                                        as shown on Exhibit A attached hereto.
  7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays, in the Community Development Department at City Hall.
                                                                                                                        PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED at a regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Signal Hill, California, on
  THE PUBLIC IS INVITED to submit written comments to the Community Development Depart-                                 this 26th day of August, 2008.
  ment, during the review period from September 4, 2008 – September 25, 2008 prior to the adoption of
  the Negative Declaration. Written comments may also be submitted at the public hearing.                               MICHAEL J. NOLL
                                                                                                                        MAYOR
  FURTHER INFORMATION on this item may be obtained at the City of Signal Hill Community
  Development Department located at 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, California, or by emailing
                                                                                                                        ATTEST:
  Reina Schaetzl, Assistant Planner at rschaetzl@cityofsignalhill.org or calling at (562) 989-7341.
                                                                                                                        ______________________
                                                                                                                        KATHLEEN L. PACHECO
  Published in the Signal Hill Tribune newspaper:                                                   September 4, 2008   CITY CLERK
  Posted in accordance with S.H.M.C. Section 1.08.010:                                              September 4, 2008
  Mailed to property owners within 300 feet on or before:                                           September 4, 2008   STATE OF CALIFORNIA                            )
                                                                                                                        COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES ) ss.
                                                                                                                        CITY OF SIGNAL HILL  )

                                                                                                                                      I, KATHLEEN L. PACHECO, City Clerk of the City of Signal Hill, California, do hereby certify that the fore-
                                                                                                                        going Ordinance No. _2008-08-1384_ was duly introduced at a regular meeting on the 12th day of August 2008, and
                                                                                                                        adopted by the City Council of the City of Signal Hill, California, at a regular meeting held on the _26th_ day of _August_
                                                                                                                        2008, by the following roll call vote:

                                                                                                                        AYES:     MAYOR MICHAEL J. NOLL, VICE-MAYOR ELLEN WARD, COUNCILMEMBERS LARRY
                                                                                                                        FORESTER, TINA L. HANSEN, EDWARD H.J. WILSON

                                                                                                                                                    NOES:         NONE


                                                                                                                                                    ABSENT:       NONE


                                                                                                                                                    ABSTAIN: NONE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          KATHLEEN L. PACHECO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   CITY CLERK
18        SIGNAL TRIBUNE                                                                                    LEGAL NOTICES                                                                                                                                                            SEPTEMBER 4, 2008

                                                                                                                                     City of Signal Hill




                                                                                                                                               TST 2807
                                                                                                                                        ORDINANCE NO. 2008-08-1385
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SIGNAL HILL, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT 08-07, A REQUEST TO AMEND CHAPTER 20.41, “SP-7, SPECIAL PURPOSE HOUSING SPECIFIC PLAN,” BY ADDING A NEW PLAN-
NING AREAAND ADDING DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS TO REGULATE THE USE AND DEVELOPMENT OF UP TO 60 RESIDENTIAL UNITS FOR LOW AND VERY LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS AT 1500 HILL STREET
WHEREAS, the City of Signal Hill is proposing to facilitate the development of up to 60 dwellings for low and very low income households at an approximately 1.41-acre site at 1500 Hill Street as part of the City’s Update to the Housing Element; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Signal Hill Municipal Code, Chapter 20.86, entitled “Amendments,” the subject is properly a matter for Planning Commission review and recommendation for City Council adoption; and
WHEREAS, on April 14, 2008, the City conducted a noticed community workshop to discuss the City’s housing needs, goals and objectives and all interested parties were given an opportunity to comment on the proposed use of the site as an affordable housing project; and
WHEREAS, on June 17, 2008 after proper notice and public hearing, the Planning Commission recommended City Council adoption of Zoning Ordinance Amendment 08-07; and
WHEREAS, on July 31, 2008, notice of a City Council public hearing regarding the proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment was mailed to all property owners within 300 feet of the subject property, was published in The Signal Tribune newspaper, and was posted in accordance with S.H.M.C. Section
1.08.010; and
WHEREAS, the City Council has approved Negative Declaration 6/5/08(2) relative to Zoning Ordinance Amendment 08-07, in satisfaction of requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act; and
WHEREAS, on August 12, 2008 the City Council held a public hearing and all interested persons were given an opportunity to be heard.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SIGNAL HILL, CALIFORNIA, DOES HEREBY ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:
1.               That the City Council has reviewed Zoning Ordinance Amendment 08-07 and found the proposed amendment to be in the best interest of the community and its health, safety and general welfare in that it is consistent with the following Goals and Policies of the Signal Hill General Plan:
Land Use Policy 1.2 - Provide opportunities for a variety of residential densities and housing styles.
Land Use Policy 1.4 - Provide for density bonuses, which exceed maximum densities specified in the land use plan and classification system, for development projects for low and very-low income or "special need" households in low, medium, and high-density land use classifications.
Land Use Policy 3.7 - Maintain and enhance the quality of residential neighborhoods.
Land Use Policy 3.12 - Encourage and promote high quality design and physical appearance in all development projects.
Land Use Policy 3.13 - Reinforce Signal Hill's image and community identity within the greater Long Beach Metropolitan area.
Housing Element Policy 2 - Plan for a housing supply that contributes to meeting the needs of all household types, income groups and special needs.
Housing Element Policy 4 - Continue the implementation of working partnerships with private developers and nonprofit housing corporations to ensure the development of affordable housing.
The proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment will encourage the development of up to 60 multi-family dwellings for very low and low-income households at 1500 Hill Street on the south side of Hill Street between Walnut and Gundry Avenues. Approval of the Amendment and associated General Plan
Amendment are necessary to secure State Department of Housing and Community Development approval of an Update to the Housing Element as it is necessary to demonstrate that the City will have enough affordable housing sites to achieve the City’s fair-share of housing growth through 2014. The site
is 1.41-acres in size and is located south of Signal Hill Elementary School and north of vacant land formerly home to a refinery. There are industrial uses in dated and unattractive buildings that will be demolished for the project. The property owner is a willing seller and has entered into a Purchase Sale
Agreement with the Redevelopment Agency. The site is considered appropriate for affordable housing in that nearby amenities include proximity to: a bus stop; the Civic Center including Signal Hill Park, the Community Center and Library; a grocery store and pharmacy; and school. Upon acquisition, the
Agency will identify a developer and a site plan and building elevations will be brought to the Planning Commission for review and approval.
2. The amendment is consistent with applicable State law in that the State law and Signal Hill Municipal Code provide a process for amending the zoning ordinance and specific plans.
3. The amendment is in conformity with the Redevelopment Plan and regulations of the Redevelopment Agency.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SIGNAL HILL DOES HEREBY FURTHER ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:
1. That Chapter 20.41 of the Signal Hill Municipal Code be amended to read as follows:
CHAPTER 20.41
SP-7 SPECIAL PURPOSE HOUSING – AREA 6
20.41.925        Purpose.
20.41.930        Adoption of SP-7, Special Purpose Housing Specific Plan Area 6.
20.41.935        Use Classifications.
20.41.940        Dwelling unit density.
20.41.945        Development standards.
20.41.950        Building height.
20.41.955        Required setbacks.
20.41.960        Fences, walls and hedges.
20.41.965        Off-street parking.
20.41.970        Trash and recycling storage area.
20.41.975        Signs.
20.41.980        Mechanical equipment.
20.41.985        Utilities, public facilities and services.
SP-7 Special Purpose Housing Specific Plan
Area Six
20.41.925        Purpose.
                 A.                Application of the Specific Plan Concept. A Specific Plan and its function may be described by comparison with the General Plan. The General Plan expresses, in very broad terms, the City’s planning of its future environment, generally on a long-term basis. Adopted by the
City as a legislative act, the General Plan may be amended, as required by changing circumstances. The Specific Plan, on the other hand, is a device used to implement the General Plan by focusing on a particular parcel or parcels. The Specific Plan sets standards, against which developments can be
judged, and imposes controls on the use of the subject parcels. The Specific Plan is more detailed than a General Plan and can be viewed as a bridge between the General Plan and individual project submittals.
                 The intent and purpose of this Chapter is to establish a Specific Plan to guide the physical development of a particular geographic area within the City of Signal Hill. In an effort to accommodate the City’s diverse housing needs, the concepts, regulations and conditions set forth in the Special
Purpose Housing Specific Plan, Area 6 is added to provide for the development of an affordable multi-family housing project for both senior and family households. The City does not contemplate development of a facility that relies on extensive City services and the operator shall be responsible for provid-
ing services to the residents.
                 The Special Purpose Specific Plan has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the State Government Code (Section 64540 through 65507) and addresses all of the issues and topics specified in that code.
                 B. Location and Boundary of Area 6. The Specific Plan Area 6 is an area of approximately 1.41-acres located south side of Hill Street between Gundry and Walnut Avenues and shown on the Official Zoning Map.
                 C. Goals and Objectives. Goals for the development within the SP-7,
Area 6, Special Purpose Housing Specific Plan include the following:
1. Assure that low-income households have access to adequate and affordable housing opportunities.
2. Support development of dwelling units expressly designed for the special needs of low-income families including both two-and three bedroom living rental units.
3. Encourage the development of privately sponsored housing developments intended to be occupied by low- and moderate- income families.
4. Apply design standards which result in the highest quality development and achieve streetscapes with pedestrian scale and ambiance consistent with Signal Hill’s small town character.
5. Provide architectural diversity and avoid uniformity of appearance.
20.41.930        Adoption of SP-7, Special Purpose Housing Specific Plan Area 6.
The provisions of this chapter shall apply to all property shown as SP-7, Special Purpose Housing Specific Plan, Area 6, on the official zoning map.
20.41.935        Use Classifications.
A.               Principal Uses. The following uses shall be permitted within the SP-7, Special Purpose Housing Specific Plan, Area 6. Unlisted uses shall be prohibited.
1. Multi-family dwelling units available for sale or rent by right
B.               Accessory Uses. The following Accessory Uses shall be permitted, in conjunction with the development of a multi-family housing project at the site.
1. Community meeting room with associated support spaces;
2. Property management offices;
3. Laundry facilities for the sole use of the residents;
4. Open space;
5. Garages, carports and uncovered parking lots.
C.               Occupancy Restrictions. Except for the units occupied by on-site property management staff, occupancy of the dwelling units developed pursuant to the Special Purpose Housing Specific Plan (SP-7), Area 6 shall be restricted to low-income households, consistent with the terms of a Dispo-
sition and Development Agreement executed between the City of Signal Hill Redevelopment Agency and the developer/operator. Upon expiration of the Agreement, the Developer, or subsequent Property Owner(s) shall have the option of:
1.               Entering into a new Agreement with the City, which would restrict occupancy of the project to low-income households; or
2.               Upon the construction of additional parking, as may be required pursuant to Section 20.41.965, offer the units for sale or rent to the general public.
20.41.940        Dwelling Unit Density.
A maximum of sixty (60) multiple-family dwelling units in buildings distributed and located on a site plan to be approved by the Planning Commission pursuant to Chapter 20.52.
20.41.945        Development Standards.
A. All property within the Special Plan, Area 6, shall be developed and maintained in accordance with all provisions of the Special Purpose Housing Specific Plan and applicable ordinances and policies of the City of Signal Hill. In the event of inconsistency between the Specific Plan and any other ordi-
nance or regulation of the City, the Specific Plan shall prevail.
B. Substantive changes to the physical improvements on the site may be made only after review and approval by Resolution of the Planning Commission, and in compliance with Chapter 20.52, “Site Plan and Design Review,” of the Signal Hill Municipal Code, and this Chapter. Determination of “substan-
tive change” hereunder shall be made at the sole discretion of the Director of Community Development.
C. Site Plan. Site development shall substantially conform to the site plan as approved by the Planning Commission pursuant to Chapter 20.52.
D. Building Design. The design theme and facade treatment shall be consistent with the contemporary architectural theme, as generally shown on the building elevations as approved by the Planning Commission pursuant to Chapter 20.52. Design elements including, but not limited to, the use of offsets and
recesses, staggered roof-lines, and balconies shall be provided consistent with the approved building elevations. Materials and colors shall be consistent with those shown on the sample board on file in the Community Development Department. The floor plans shall substantially conform to the floor plans
as shown on the approved floor plans.
20.41.950        Building Height.
A.               The maximum height of each structure shall not exceed forty-eight (48) feet. Measurement and determination of building heights shall be as in Section 20.04.102, “Building Height,” of the Signal Hill Municipal Code, except that “natural ground elevation” referenced therein, shall be the ele-
vation(s) of each building pad as established on the grading plan.
B.               The maximum permissible number of stories shall be four.
20.41.955        Required Setbacks.
                 The setback lines shall substantially conform to the approved site plan.
20.41.960 Fences, Walls and Hedges.
                 A. Permitted Fences, Walls and Hedges. Fences, walls and hedges not greater than six (6) feet in height shall be permitted at all rear or side yards. Fences, walls and hedges along the street frontage shall be setback four (4) feet from the property line and shall not exceed six (6) feet in height.
The design and appearance of fences and walls in the front yards shall be of a design consistent with architectural elevations.
20.41.965        Off-Street Parking.
                 A. On-site parking shall be provided as follows:
                                   One bedroom/Studio unit                                           .5 spaces
                                   Two bedroom unit                                                  1 space
                                   Three bedroom unit                                                2 spaces
Prior to the project's conversion to non-restricted occupancy, pursuant to Section 20.41.935(c), additional off-street parking shall be provided in conformance with the requirements of chapter 20.70 of the Signal Hill Municipal Code and Title 24.
                 B. The number of parking spaces and the design, construction and striping of the parking areas shall be consistent with the site plan.
                 C.                Parking stalls shall measure nine (9) feet in width by eighteen (18) feet in depth. Aisle widths shall measure twenty-four (24) feet in width. The maximum vehicle overhang for any parking space shall be three (3) feet.
20.41.970 Trash and Recycling Storage Area.
                 A. Trash and storage and recyclable materials enclosure areas shall be provided of sufficient size to ensure containment of all solid waste materials generated from each dwelling, and to promote the City's recycling program. The number and size of the enclosure(s) shall be consistent with
those shown on the approved site plan.
                 B. Provided enclosures shall accommodate bins, each with a three (3) cubic yard capacity. The number and size of the bins) shall be consistent with those shown on the approved site plan. Adequate access at the ground level shall be provided to facilitate ease of trash/recyclable removal.
                 C. The developer shall be responsible to schedule additional trash removal pick-ups if necessary.
20.41.975        Signs.
                 A single nameplate with the project address is permitted. All other signs, except for signs identified in Chapter 20.52.120 of the Signal Hill Municipal Code as being permissible in any zoning district without a sign permit are prohibited.
20.41.980        Mechanical Equipment.
                 Roof appurtenances, such as vents or flashing, shall be positioned away from the street side of the structures or finished to match the roof color, in order to minimize the visual impact. Exterior air-conditioning vents shall be oriented to face the interior courtyards whenever possible. All exte-
rior air-conditioning vents shall be finished to match the building color. Landscape screening shall be provided for those exterior air-conditioner vents provided on the first floor.
20.41.985         Utilities, Public Facilities and Services.
                 A. All on-site water supply, wastewater collection and sewage lines and facilities shall be provided by the developer in accordance with the City of Signal Hill Standard Plans. Storm drainage facilities shall be provided in accordance with Los Angeles County Flood Control District Stan-
dards. Sewage facilities must also be consistent with the Los Angels County Sanitation District requirements.

PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED at a regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Signal Hill, California, on this _26th Day of August, 2008.

MICHAEL J. NOLL
MAYOR

ATTEST:
______________________
KATHLEEN L. PACHECO
CITY CLERK
STATE OF CALIFORNIA                             )
COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES                           ) ss.
CITY OF SIGNAL HILL                             )
                 I, KATHLEEN L. PACHECO, City Clerk of the City of Signal Hill, California, do hereby certify that the foregoing Ordinance No. _2008-08-1385_ was duly introduced at a regular meeting on the _12th Day of August, 2008, and adopted by the City Council of the City of Signal Hill, Cali-
fornia, at a regular meeting held on the _26th day of _August_ 2008, by the following roll call vote:

AYES:           MAYOR MICHAEL J. NOLL, VICE-MAYOR ELLEN WARD, COUNCILMEMBERS LARRY FORESTER, TINA L. HANSEN, EDWARD H.J. WILSON
NOES:           NONE
ABSENT:         NONE
ABSTAIN:        NONE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      KATHLEEN L. PACHECO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CITY CLERK
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                                                                                 We Buy                                                                                                                            562-422-9554
                           Accounting, Bookkeeping                                   Contaminated                                                                                                                                                                    ur
                                & Tax Services                                                                                                                                                                                                               7 is o

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                              CTEC Registered Tax Preparer                      Call Roxanna (562) 276-3360                                                         2517 Cerritos Ave., Signal Hill • l o n g b e a c h a i r. c o m

                            BLINDS                                                                       BLINDS                                                     BUSINESS MACHINES
                                                                                                                                                                                                             COPIERS • FACSIMILES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                LASER PRINTERS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 SALES, SERVICE
  Custom window treatments                            We also do repairs!                                                                                                                                           & SUPPLIES
  from recognized leading
  manufacturers in the industry.                                                                                                                                                                            3254 E. Willow St.—Signal Hill
FREE ESTIMATES • FREE INSTALLATION                                                                                                                                                                        562-427-2978 Fax 562-427-2287
Shutters        •   Blinds       •   Shades          •   Drapes                                                                                                                                              robert@superiorcopier.com
www.snjwindowfashions.com •            562.366.2600                                             562.427.2703
      CARPET CLEAN I NG                                                          CON STRUCTION S ERVICES                                                                        DOG TRAINING
           • Environmentally Safe
           • No Hidden Charges
                                                                                  ROBERT TERNES CONSTRUCTION
                                                                                  specializing in
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fido Need an
           • Prompt Reliable Service                                              CUSTOM INTERIOR TRIM • KITCHENS
                                                                                  RENOVATIONS • BATHROOMS
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Attitude
           • Area Rugs Cleaned
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Adjustment?
                            Call Today! 562-426-6174
                        We guarantee it! –Laura Burkhard, owner
                                                                                  DOORS & WINDOWS
                                                                                  INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINTING
                                                                                  35 YEARS EXPERIENCE
                                                                                                                                        RTC                                                         Call 1•877•280•7100
DRIES IN 1-4 HOURS NOT DAYS!              We Clean Hardwood Floors!                  ROBERT TERNES • 562.428.5314                                                                               www.barkbusters.com

  D O O R S W I N D OW S ETC.                                                            GARAGE                           DOORS                                      FINANCIAL SERVICES
 All Types of Doors and Windows Installed.
            Custom Moldings AND
                                                                                 O’Donnell Door Inc.                                                                                                                                        Make your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          money work
                                                                               • Custom Carriage House,
WE DO EXPERT WINDOW, DOOR AND WOOD ROT REPAIR!                                   Garage Doors
                                                                               • Combo Deals on Sectionals
                                                                                                                   (562)569-9416                                                                                                        harder for you.
 562.424.5943 or 562.668.6885 mobile                                           • We Service All Makes and Models                                                         1165 E. San Antonio Dr., Ste. G
           Not a handyman, a master carpenter plus! Ask about other repairs.   • Lowest prices, unmatched service                                                                         (562) 728-5800
                                                                                              Lic. # 510372
Call Milt Becker, CA St. Lic No. 400948 Since 1981!                                                                                                                                       www.karencodman.com
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                      FLOORI NG                                                                        FLORI ST                                                    LAN DSCAPE DES IG N ER

                                                                                Melinda McCoy’s Flowers                                                                                           ALFORD’S                 English GARDENS
                                                                                                                                 serving Long Beach for 24 years
                                                                                                                                                                                                             “All Types of Gardens”
Extensive & Unique Selection                                                                                     611 E. Carson (at Atlantic)
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Kathy Alford—Landscape Designer
Custom Design & Installation                                                                                            Bixby Knolls
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Certified Arborist & Horticulturist
                                                                                                                    (562) 424-0901                                                                  Associate Member of APLD—Licensed C27 #831062
3677 Atlantic Ave.                                                                                                www.melindamccoysflowers.com                                                             www.kathyalford.com
Long Beach • Ph: 562.988.8429
www.TheTileZone.com                                                            10% OFF COUPON • WIRE OUTS NOT INCLUDED                                             C e l l : 5 6 2 . 8 8 2 . 8 3 9 4 • Fa x : 5 6 2 . 4 2 4 . 1 1 7 3

           MAIL SERVICES                                                                                N O TA R Y                                                             PET GROOMING

 The UPS Store™                                                                                     The Back Offices                                                                   Wrigley Pet Spaw
                 Prepaid Phone Cards • Notary Services                                                            Notary Signing Agent                                                     Margarita has been serving Long Beach Pets for 12 years
     Mailbox Services UPS Shipping • Fax Service • Office Supplies                                            Certified & Background Screened                                                                                                   Shed-Less Treatment
  Freight Services • Packaging Service • Packaging & Moving Supplies                                           • Bookkeeping Services Available
                                                                                                                                                                   Mention this Ad for FREE                                                     Flea Control
                 Copying, Finishing & Printing Services                                                                                                             Teeth Brushing and Hot Oil Treatment                                        Hot Oil Baths
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Soft Claws for Cats
                      M-F 9 am—7 pm • Sat. 9 am—5 pm                                   2669 Myrtle Ave. Ste. #211 • Signal Hill                                               with Grooming.                                                    All Natural Shampoos
     562.428.7774 • 4508-A Atlantic Ave. • LB                                            Commission # 1781323         •   Expires Nov. 19, 2011
                     In Bixby Knolls Shopping Center                            Phone: (562) 595-8240 • Fax: (562) 595-8239                                         (562) 599-4205 • 2168 Pacific Ave, LB

                    PET SITTING                                                                     PA I N T I N G                                                  P IAN O T U N I N G & R E PAI R
                                                                                                                                                                              TUNING & REPAIR
                                                                                                                                                                                 Christine Kay
                                                                                                          • Residential • Commercial                                     562-492-6260 • cell 562-208-1853
                                                                                                          • Interiors • Exteriors
                                                                                                                                                                       Call for a free estimate
                                                                                                          • Woodworking • Faux Finishes                                Recommended by many local music teachers
                                                                                                                                                                       Associate Member of the Piano Technicians Guild


           PREMIUM ROOFING                                                                                                                AS                                                   STUCCO
                                                                                  ADVERTISE YOUR                                          LOW                            GBI Stucco Works
                                                                                  LOCAL                                                   AS                          Additions and new construction • All textures and foam moldings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We specialize in:
                                                                                  BUSINESS                                                $20                                                                    Vintage, Historical
                                                                                                                                                                                                               & Spanish Style Homes
                                                                                                                                          per
         “First in Service”                                                       Call (562) 427-8678
                                                                                                                                          WEEK                     (562) 746-5884
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Room Additions • New Construction

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lic.#797686 - References

                  F R E E E S T I M AT E S
                      L OW P R I C E S                                                      T O O L R E PA I R S                                                         W I N D O W R E PA I R
                 H I G H E S T Q UA L I T Y                                                                                                                            Repair Your Windows! Don’t Replace Them!
                 LOCAL REFERRALS                                                                                                                                         We specialize in Older & Vintage Homes!
                LICENSED • INSURED                                                                                                                                                                     WINDOW
                                                                                                                                                                                                  RESTORATION & REPAIR
         Dennis Bartlett
 Call #629882
 CA LIC.                                                                                                                                                                                            Local References Available       (562) 493-1590
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Repairing Windows is all we do!
 (562) 427-0688                                                                                                                                                                w w w . w i n d o w - r e s t o r a t i o n - r e p a i r. c o m
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