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  Serving Bixby Knolls, California Heights, Los Cerritos, Wrigley and the City of Signal Hill
 VOL. 28, NO. 13                                      Your Weekly Community Newspaper                                                                September 7, 2006


                                                                                                           Northstar disagrees
   International Hit!                                                                                      with Redevelopment
                                                                                                           compensation offer
                                                                                                           BY JOSEPH SERNA                   add auto dealerships—major
                                                                                                           Staff Writer                      tax-revenue generators.
                                                                                                                                                On June 12 of this year, the
                                                                                                              The Signal Hill Redevelop-     Redevelopment Agency made
                                                                                                           ment Agency began the emi-        a $300,000 offer to purchase
                                                                                                           nent domain process for the       the undeveloped Northstar
                                                                                                           last piece of property needed     property—three times what
                                                                                                           for an expanded auto center       the company paid for it less
                                                                                                           last week.                        than a year earlier.
                                                                                                              Following a negative decla-       The city offered what they
                                                                                                           ration of the Northstar Invest-   thought was just compensa-
                                                                                                           ments property at 1835 East       tion for the vacant Northstar
                                                                                                           Willow Street by the Agency       lot, but when the offer is bro-
                                                                                                           on August 22, the city made       ken down to dollar-per-
                                                                                                           the necessary court deposits to   square-foot (the property is
                                                                                                           acquire the property because      18,896 sq. feet), Northstar
                                                                                                           negotiations are stalling.        sees a problem.
                                                                                                              The property was in tax           The offer equals about $16
   The year’s bronze-winning baseball players from Alpert Jewish Community                                 default and bought at an open     per square-foot.
   Center is the first team from Long Beach to receive medals at the Maccabi                               auction in August 2005 by            “[Northstar] wants to make
   Games, an international teen social/sporting event.                                                     Northstar for $100,000.           sure [the offer] is just that:
                                                                                                              Northstar outbid the city of   just compensation,” said
      The week of August 13 to 18 was a very        where the kids had an opportunity to earn              Signal Hill for the property,     James McGee, the attorney
   special time for 30 teenagers from the           medals, a special half-day was set aside to            City Manager Ken Farfsing         representing Northstar.
   Alpert Jewish Community Center. The              serve the community in Vancouver and                   said; admitting it somewhat          McGee asked the Agency
   youth, ages 13 to 16, attended the Maccabi       learn much more about life than sports has             threw a wrench in their devel-    members not to approve the
   Games, a massive sports tournament and           to offer. The Long Beach boys basketball               oping auto center plans.          negative declaration on the
   social event for more than 5,000 Jewish          team and girls basketball team went to Stan-              Over the past few years,       Northstar property, reassuring
   teenagers. This year the games took place        ley Park to assist in taking ivy out of the            the city has been acquiring       that they want to work with
   in Vancouver, Canada.                            area which was killing the local plant life.           properties along Spring and       the city, not against it.
      In addition to dance and sporting events                              see JCC TEAM page 11           29th Streets between Juni-           In a letter on behalf of
                                                                                                           pero and Walnut Avenues to                 see PROPERTY page 5


Best Buy’s long-awaited grand opening arrives Friday
   Best Buy is opening its         have approximately 120 blue-       tional 30 to 40 more “sea-
doors in Signal Hill tomorrow,     shirted employees.                 sonal” employees for the
the first new store in the state      City Manager Ken Farfsing       upcoming holidays.
since 1994, and the 87th Best      said electronic stores of Best        Grand opening ceremonies
Buy in California overall.         Buy’s size usually generate be-    will begin at 9 a.m. with a rib-
   “It’s been a long time com-     tween $100,000 to $300,000 in      bon cutting and the presenta-
ing,” said General Manager         tax revenue for a city, though     tion of a $10,000 check to a
John Gambardella, who was          all figures are estimates until    local Boys and Girls Club
previously a manager at Best       they have been in the city for a   from Best Buy.
Buy’s Lakewood store.              fiscal year.                          According to information
   The store, an expected sig-        “We’re very lucky to get        provided by Best Buy, the com-
nificant tax-revenue generator     [Best Buy] coming into our         pany donated around $30 mil-
for the city, is located at 2701   community,” he said.               lion to its communities last year.
Cherry Avenue (where Toys             Gambardella said the store         The store will officially         A worker afixes the Best Buy sign during last month’s
‘R’ Us was located) and will       is planning on hiring an addi-     open at 10 a.m.                      construction phase.      Barbara Holbrook/Signal Tribune


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                                                           Reminiscing
iAroundTowni
AUCTION AT MR. JAN’S ANTIQUES MALL
His Nesting Place, a home for women in crisis pregnancy,
will host their first fundraising auction Friday from 7 p.m.
to 9 p.m. at Mr. Jan’s Antiques Mall, 1133 East Wardlow
Road. Many box lots will be offered at great prices, so
don’t miss the preview at 5 p.m. For more information,
call (562) 424-9935.
8TH DISTRICT COMMUNITY COFFEE
Council Member Rae Gabelich will host her monthly
Community Coffee Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at The
Phoenix Coffeehouse, 539 East Bixby Road. Eighth Dis-
trict residents are invited to come and discuss any city-
related issues or problems with Council Member Gabelich
and her staff. For more information, call (562) 570-6685.
NLB COMMUNITY ACTION GROUP MEETING
The next general meeting of the North Long Beach Com-
munity Action Group (NLB CAG) is Sunday at 2 p.m. at           Marie Vignes, the first teacher of Los Cerritos School rides to work. Bring your
the North Long Beach Police Substation, located on the         photos and paper-based artifacts—anything pre-1950s showing the history of
southwest corner of Atlantic Avenue and Del Amo Boule-         Los Cerritos—to Rancho Los Cerritos on October 7 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
vard. The speaker at this month’s meeting will be Alex         The Neighborhood Centennial will feature a tram-tour of neighborhood architec-
Cherin from the City Auditor’s office. For information,        ture and an art exhibition from the Rancho's permanent collection. The event is
contact Laurie Angel at (562) 985-7990.                        free and open to the public. For information call (562) 426-0240.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING
Long Beach residents are invited to attend a Community                                                               Red Cross
Emergency Response Training (CERT) workshop on
Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Neighborhood                                                                     invites local
Resource Center, 425 Atlantic Avenue. The workshop will
focus on how individuals can help themselves and their
                                                                                                                     golfers to
family in case of an emergency. Sibyl Keirns, CERT
Director of Education, will lead the training, which covers
                                                                                                                     swing Into
such areas as water and food needs, medicine and medical                                                             action
needs and possible home evacuation. There will be light
refreshments. Free parking is available behind the build-                                                               The 8th Annual American
ing. Reservations are encouraged. Contact the Neighbor-                                                              Red Cross Greater Long
hood Resource Center by calling (562) 570-1010 or send                                                               Beach Chapter (GLBC) Golf
email to joann_rojas@longbeach.gov.                                                                                  Tournament is set to tee-off
                                                                                                                     Monday, October 9 at the
WRIGLEY ASSOCIATION GENERAL MEETING
                                                                                                                     beautiful SeaCliff Country
The Wrigley Association is a neighborhood association                                                                Club in Huntington Beach.
dedicated to improving the lives in the Wrigley area of                                                                 The registration fee of
Long Beach. The meetings take place on the first Monday                                                              $200 per golfer includes
of each month at 7 p.m. at the Veteran’s Park Social Hall,                                                           greens fee, electric cart,
101 East 28th Street. Childcare and parking are free. This                                                           goodie bag, continental break-
month’s meeting will take place September 11 due to the                                                              fast, lunch, refreshments on
Labor Day weekend. For more information, call                                                                        the course, golf shirt and
(562) 424-0790 or visit the Wrigley Association’s website                                                            awards banquet.
at www.neighborhoodlink.com/longbch/wrigley/.                                                                           Golfers can enter a raffle
                                                                                                                     drawing for fun prizes and bid
HISTORICAL SOCIETY REMEMBERS SCMA
                                                                                                                     on exclusive silent auction
The Signal Hill Historical Society will host a general                                                               items like autographed
meeting, open to the public, Thursday, September 14, at                                                              Michelle Wie memorabilia,
6:30 p.m. in the Signal Hill Library, 1770 East Hill Street.                                                         themed gift baskets, Taylor-
The speaker, Livanios Pelitsis, will discuss his experi-                                                             Made clubs and vacation get-
ences as a cadet at the Southern California Military Acad-                                                           aways to Santa Barbara, Las
emy and growing up in Signal Hill. Everyone is welcome                                                               Vegas and Palm Springs.
to attend this interesting and fun meeting.                                                                             Proceeds from the tourna-
HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF LB MEETING                                                                               ment will benefit the GLBC’s
                                                                                                                                  see GOLF page 3
The Hearing Loss Association of LB/Lakewood (formerly
Self Help for Hard of Hearing) meets the second Thursday
of each month at the Weingart Senior Center, 5220 Oliva
Avenue in Lakewood, at 6:30 p.m. The next meeting on                                                                  We have
September 14 will feature guest speaker Curtis Humphies,
a representative from Cochlear America. He will speak on
Cochlear implant devices for hard-of-hearing people. The
                                                                                                                      roarin’
meetings are free. For information, call (562) 433-6509.
QUESTING HEIRS SOCIETY
                                                                                                                      parties.
The Questing Heirs Genealogical Society will have its                                                                 Discover the
next meeting on Sunday September 17 at 1:15 p.m. in the                                                               Signal Hill Lions Club.
Parish Hall of the Resurrection Lutheran Church at 1900                                                                Social Meeting & Mixer
East Carson Street. The topic will be “Midwest Re-                                                                       September 21 at 5pm
search,” presented by Caroline Baxtor Rober, a teacher                                                                      Giant Grinder,
and genealogical researcher for 36 years. For additional                                                                 2660 Cherry Avenue
information, call Jeanette Jones at (562) 421-5610.                                                                      Call Gene Gluhareff
                                                                                                                            (562) 304-6334
SEPTEMBER 7, 2006                                                      COMMUNITY                                                                        SIGNAL TRIBUNE                3
Divas Wanted: Sweet sounds of Spotlight on:
Golden Sands Chorus fill park
   Golden Sands Chorus, the
                              ADVERTISERS
Long Beach chapter of Sweet
Adelines International, is
searching for “divas.”
                                                                                                                     B     uying a new home can be an exciting, yet
                                                                                                                           overwhelming process. Remax agent Ross Takashima
                                                                                                                     is committed to focusing on the exciting element and reliev-
   “We’re inviting energetic                                                                                         ing clients of the more stressful elements. His specialty ser-
women singers to visit our                                                                                           vices include a chauffeured limousine ride, so buyers can sit
rehearsals and give a cap-                                                                                           back and relax while they shop for a new home, or clients
pella four-part harmony a                                                                                            can choose to expedite the moving process by having two
try,” said “Diva” director                                                                                           people sent to their home to help pack. As for sellers,
Lynne Smith. “Have you ever                                                                                          Takashima is so confident he can sell a home quick, he
wondered what it would be                                                                                            guarantees a sale within 90 days, or he’ll buy the home him-
like to perform on stage?                                                                                            self. For more information, call (562) 243-0786.
Would you like more fun and
excitement in your life? You
are about to find it.”
                                                                                                                     P    atio Depot, builders and installers of patio covers,
                                                                                                                          sunrooms and pool enclosures, now has a website where
                                                                                                                     prospective clients can browse their affordable designs. The
                                    The ladies of Golden Sands practice their repertoire                             company is known for their alumawood design, which was
   Golden Sands is an award-
                                    of upbeat songs and ballads.                                                     invented by the company’s owner, Michael Christopher.
winning Sweet Adelines Cho-
rus, based in Long Beach,           than 80 million households.                beach chair, hat and sun-             Alumawood has become the industry standard for sunroof
with a history that spans more         Golden Sands performs                   screen, and join them for an          and patio covers. For more information, call (562) 787-4802
than 50 years. Women singers        locally at public and private              afternoon of music.                   or visit their website at www.patiodepot-inc.com.
of all ages and experience lev-
els are welcome.
   Sweet Adelines Interna-
                                    functions, and in July 2004
                                    was honored to sing the
                                    national anthem for the
                                                                                  Long Beach Golden Sands
                                                                               Chorus rehearses every
                                                                               Wednesday night from 7 p.m.
                                                                                                                     C    afé Bixby and Pizza, known for their homemade
                                                                                                                          soups and chili, burgers, sandwiches, pasta, salads,
                                                                                                                     muffins, pies and...pizza, has a new website. Their website
tional is a membership organi-      Olympic Swim Trails in Long                to 10 p.m. For more informa-          features their complete menu, including descriptions and
zation of female singers, who       Beach.                                     tion on performances or mem-          prices. They also have photos of some of the most popular
meet regularly to practice,            The chorus will be per-                 bership, call (562) 630-8445,         items. Café Bixby and Pizza is located at 3900 Atlantic
socialize and have fun. Sweet       forming in El Dorado Park,                 or visit their website at             Avenue in Bixby Knolls. For more information, call (562)
Adelines sing a combination         2800 North Studebaker Road                 www.goldensandschorus.org.            427-2233 or visit www.cafebixbyandpizza.com.
of upbeat songs and ballads.        in Long Beach (behind the
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                           Thoughts                         Letters to the Editor
                            from the                        READER TAKES FLIGHT                  oly Game with an aviation             and value all life, human and
                                                               At 1 p.m. today, I was fly-       theme. I was given a pilot log-       animal.
                           Publisher                        ing high over Long Beach and
                                                            Signal Hill. It was a wonderful
                                                                                                 book and Chris, my instructor,
                                                                                                 filled out my flight record.
                                                                                                                                          When we helped Katrina’s
                                                                                                                                       desperate animals and pro-
                                                            experience. I went from feel-            The experience was one I          vided pet saving oxygen
                           by Neena Strichart               ing apprehensive to feeling          would highly recommend to             masks for all the Long
                                                            excited, and my 45 minutes in        others. The center and the            Beach/Signal Hill Fire Sta-
   With the fifth anniversary of 9/11 just around the       the air seemed like a few sec-       chance to try flying is some-         tions it was done by special
corner, I feel compelled to remind our readers to take      onds. The time went by so fast.      thing I never knew existed,           campaigns that local pet
some time out of their busy days on Monday to reflect          My instructor at the Cali-        and thanks to the Signal, I now       lovers donated to, which 100
on that tragic event. None of us have been the same         fornia Flight Center showed          have another story to share.          percent went toward that spe-
since that awful day. We are constantly reminded of         me all around the Cessna                             Marcia Harris         cific program.
terrorist actions, our airport terminals have been          172SG 1000 aircraft and                                 Long Beach            We have worked closely
impacted forever as have our ways of packing for            handed me a pair of headsets,                                              with other Long Beach City
vacation and the time we spend in line at the airport.      opened the door to the cockpit                                             Departments and have a great
Movies, books, television and radio broadcasts keep         area and got me situated. He         WHO’S TO BLAME?                       deal of pride for what we have
                                                            explained what to expect and            I am writing in response           accomplished.
us ever aware of the ways our world has changed. It
                                                            answered all my questions.           to all the accusations against           Since we have worked
has changed, and so have we.
                                                            Once in the air he let me take       Friends of Long Beach                 closely for almost 17 years
   I remember the days, weeks and months following
                                                            over the controls.                   Animals.                              now with Long Beach Animal
9/11. We all flew flags from our cars, homes and                                                    As President, along with a
                                                               What a thrill—something I                                               Control we know for a fact
offices. We wore red, white and blue clothing, sported                                           devoted Board of Directors it         that the employees there do
                                                            would have never done had I
patriotic jewelry, some even had our toenails and fin-                                           is my job to run an ethical,          care about animals and work
                                                            not won your [Sweetheart
gernails painted to resemble our flag. School children                                           organized and realistic organi-       tirelessly on their protection
                                                            Sweepstakes] contest [in Feb-
drew patriotic pictures and sang patriotic songs. Letters   ruary]. Thank you.                   zation. We started out as a           of animals within what the
to the Editor poured into newspapers all over the nation       We flew over the ocean and        handful of volunteers promot-         law will allow.
advocating the importance of patriotism and love of         I saw familiar sights. I espe-       ing the adoptions at the Long            To think that any Animal
country.                                                    cially enjoyed seeing the            Beach Animal Shelter and to           Agency gets any enjoyment
   Five years later, I wonder what became of that ever-     Queen Mary from the air.             change the public image that          out of euthanizing animals is
vigilant patriotism. Have we so soon forgotten? Have           My instructor filmed my           shelter animals were not              absurd.
we grown complacent or are we just used to “it” now?        experience with a DVD cam-           defective pets.                          Friends works towards
   I understand that we all remember and grieve about       era so I could share with my            Friends focus on saving            ending the euthanasia of any
tragic times in our lives in different ways. I will spend   students. I can’t wait. We           lives by preventing the births        healthy pet and respect their
                                                            landed safely and I watched          of animals to an already heav-        lives enough from being
my time of reflection of 9/11 at the base of the Unity
                                                            how they put the plane away          ily pet-overpopulated city            spared any kind of suffering.
Monument in Signal Hill. Created by Patrick Vogel as
                                                            and how planes were washed.          through our SNIP program as              Let’s put the blame of
a tribute to the victims of September 11, the Unity
                                                            Once inside the center (a huge       well as through our Humane            euthanasia where it belongs, to
Monument stands near the corner of Temple Avenue                                                 Education program which
                                                            area with books and flight                                                 irresponsible pet owners and
and Hill Street overlooking the beautiful Discovery                                              teaches children to respect
                                                            resource), I bought a Monop-                                               people with a throw-away
Well Park in Signal Hill. This art piece was designed                                                                                  mentality along with those
from five different kinds of metal to signify the diver-                                                                               who live a life of having apa-
sity of the American people. It is my understanding
that the city will adorn the area with flowers and Amer-                         Inspiration Corner                                    thy toward any living creature.
                                                                                                                                                    Shirley Vaughan
ican flags for the anniversary.                                                              by Betty Colston
                                                                                                                                                President, Friends of
   Long Beach Council Member Rae Gabelich’s office                                                                                              Long Beach Animals
forwarded me an email from Assembly Member Jenny                                      Plan for tomorrow as
Oropeza’s office regarding the five year observance.                               though life goes on forever.
In this message Assembly Member Oropeza encour-
ages her constituents to honor the memory of those
                                                                                          Live today as
                                                                                                                                        Be Heard
who died by observing September 11 with an act of
service for fellow Californians, whether that act is
                                                                                      though it were the last.
                                                                                  Don’t miss an opportunity
                                                                                                                                        r
donating blood, visiting a nursing or veterans’ home,                           to let that special person know
volunteering at a children’s hospital, mentoring neigh-                          how much they mean to you.
borhood students, donating clothes to a homeless shel-
ter, or some other act of giving.                                                                 Betty Colston
                                                                                                                                        Write a
   What a beautiful way to observe “Patriot’s Day.”                                   Author – Professional Speaker/Trainer
                                                                          Colston Enterprise PO Box 92301, Long Beach, CA 90809-2301    Letter to the Editor
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SEPTEMBER 7, 2006                                                                                 NEWS                                                             SIGNAL TRIBUNE           5
Seized animals fate in question;
Animal Control uses volunteers
                                                                                                                                  eye on
BY JOSEPH SERNA
                                                                                                                                           crime
                                                                                                                                  News from the LBPD
Staff Writer
                                                                                                                                       Crimes reported by the LBPD Aug. 30–Sept. 5
   After seizing more than 250                                                                                                   Districts 6 (North of PCH), 7 & 8 (East of the L.A. River)
dogs and cats from a rescue                                                                                                      Friday, September 1
facility August 23, Long Beach
                                                                                                                                 Robbery
Animal Control has its hands                                                                                                     10 a.m. • 300 block of West Willow Street
full with caring for the massive                                                                                                 Two suspects, one armed with a handgun, forced their way
influx of animals, some in bet-                                                                                                  into a business and assaulted the manager before fleeing
ter shape than others.                                                                                                           with an undisclosed amount of money. The manager
   “We weren’t in anyway                                                                                                         received minor injuries.
prepared for this amount...I’ve
seen nothing to the magnitude                                                                                                    Shooting
of [this],” said Lt. Tonya                                                                                                       4 p.m. • 400 block of East Louise Avenue
                                                                                                                                 A vehicle with multiple suspects drove up to a group on
Elliott of Animal Control.
                                                                                                                                 the street and opened fire. Two victims were struck by
   In late August, Long Beach
                                                                                                                                 gunfire and transported themselves to a hospital with non-
Police and Animal Control
                                                                                                                                 life-threatening injuries.
arrested Noah’s Ark Animal
Rescue owner Alexia Kyrklund            Lt. Tonya Elliott of Long Beach Animal Control points                                    Monday, September 4
on suspicion of animal cruelty          out the “matting” common among many of the seized                                        Robbery
after noticing a strong odor            animals.                  Meghan McMahon/Signal Tribune                                  12:30 a.m. • 5300 block of Cherry Ave.
emanating from the building.                                                                                                     A male suspect armed with a shotgun was standing outside
   Hundreds of animals were             from about 12:30 p.m. the day                         order against Animal Control       a business when the employee closed for the day. The sus-
seized, and 18 animal car-              of the seizure to 7 a.m. the                          from euthanizing any animals       pect pointed the shotgun at the victim and forced him back
casses were found in a                  next morning to transport all                         until September 8; on that day     inside the store. The suspect took an undisclosed amount
freezer, waiting to be cre-             the animals from Noah’s to                            both parties will have another     of cash and the victim’s vehicle. There were no injuries.
mated, Kryklund said.                   Animal Control.                                       hearing to see if the order will
   Elliott estimates it took               A judge issued a restraining                       be lengthened.                     Tuesday, September 5
                                                                                                        see ANIMALS page 8       Murder
                                                                                                                                 2:20 a.m. • 1200 block of East Washington Street
Property                                                                                                                         Officers responding to a call of a shooting discovered a 29-
continued from page 1                                                                                                            year-old Hispanic male who had been shot. He was trans-
Northstar from McGee & Asso-               Note: City staff then pro-                         eminent domain.                    ported to a hospital where he died from his injuries. The
ciates, McGee outlined six rea-         vided Northstar with the correct                         The city had also recently      preliminary investigation indicates that the victim was talk-
                                                                                                                                 ing with another male in front of a residence. A car pulled up
sons Northstar opposes the              parcel number and it was then                         reached a deal with A&A
                                                                                                                                 and someone from the car shot the victim. There is no sus-
acquisition of their property.          printed in the Signal Tribune.                        Ready Mix Concrete, relocat-
                                                                                                                                 pect information at this time. Anyone with information
    In order, Northstar reasoned:          On the other side, the city                        ing the company to 27th
                                                                                                                                 should contact homicide detectives Daniel Mendoza or
  • The city’s offer was far            asserts it is in the public inter-                    Street off California Avenue
                                                                                                                                 Robert Gonzales at (562) 570-7244.
    below fair market value.            est to develop the property for                       for $9 million.
  • Northstar has been unable           the auto center, and City
    to find suitable property to        Attorney Dave Aleshire said
    relocate.                           Northstar’s relocation con-
  • The city has “failed to             cerns are not legitimate, con-
    make every reasonable               sidering the property is
    effort to acquire the prop-         undeveloped and fenced off.
    erty through negotiation”              However, in a letter to
    or offer just compensation.         Northstar, Farfsing main-
  • As an auto dealership, the          tained negotiations are still
    property “is not located in         possible, even as Redevelop-
    the manner that will be             ment moves forward with
    most compatible with the
    greatest public good and the                            l...
    least private injury,” citing                        Coo                        BB
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  • It is not of public interest
    or necessity to develop in
    that location.
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Becky Blair                                                                                         ‘Come Celebrate Family’ at
joins county                                                                                        Community Hospital festival
workforce                                                                                               The second annual Come
investment                                                                                          Celebrate Family event is set
                                                                                                    for Saturday, from 9 a.m. to
board                                                                                               noon, and will offer a day
                                                                                                    filled with fun and entertain-
   Supervisor Don Knabe                                                                             ment for the entire family.
announced last week that                                                                                Presented by the Intergen-
the Board of Supervisors                                                                            erational Resource Center
unanimously approved his                                                                            (IRC) at Community Hospital
appointment of Long Beach                          Beach Association, the Long
                                                                                                    of Long Beach, Come Cele-
resident Becky Blair to the                        Beach Apartment Associa-
                                                                                                    brate Family is intended to
Los Angeles County Work-                           tion and the Long Beach
                                                                                                    help bridge the gap between
force Investment Board.                            Symphony Orchestra.
                                                                                                    children, parents, grandpar-
   Blair is a self-employed                           “I believe my years of
                                                                                                    ents and extended family
real estate broker and the 13-                     experience in business and
                                                                                                    members through activities
year principal of Blair Com-                       involvement in economic
                                                                                                    and services that they can                                                 Red Cross puppeteers will present a safety show as
mercial Real Estate, Inc. She                      development will serve the
                                                                                                    share in together.                                                         part of the family entertainment at Community Hospi-
is also currently attending                        committee well,” said Blair.
                                                                                                        “Come Celebrate Family                                                 tal’s celebration this weekend. Signal Tribune file photo
California State University,                          “Becky has been a well-
                                                                                                    promises to be a great event
Long Beach where she is                            respected member of the
                                                                                                    for everyone in the family,”                                               maker, an exotic animal exhibit                 The IRC opened its doors
working toward her teaching                        Long Beach business com-
                                                                                                    said Kathy Berry, community                                                by The Animal Guys, Inc.,                    in September 2004 and is a
credential.                                        munity for many years
                                                                                                    relations director for Commu-                                              “Spike” the Ice Dogs mascot,                 comprehensive health educa-
   Blair is also involved                          now,” Knabe said. “She is
                                                                                                    nity Hospital of Long Beach.                                               face painting with the Down-                 tion, resource and service cen-
with several organizations,                        incredibly knowledgeable,
                                                                                                    “Our goal is to highlight the                                              town Clown, a safety puppet                  ter for seniors, their families,
including the American                             and she will be a valuable
                                                                                                    IRC and to provide more visi-                                              show by the Greater Long                     university students and health
Industrial Real Estate Asso-                       asset on the county’s Work-
                                                                                                    bility to the many programs                                                Beach Chapter of the American                professionals of all disci-
ciation, the Downtown Long                         force Investment Board.”
                                                                                                    and services it offers.”                                                   Red Cross, Polaroid photos by                plines. The IRC is located on
                                                                                                        A pancake breakfast will be                                            Mark Bower Photography, a                    the campus of Community
                                                                                                    served and many activities are                                             health fair and screenings.                  Hospital of Long Beach, level
             Repair Your Windows!                                                                   planned, including arts and                                                   Come Celebrate Family is                  B, and is open daily from 10
                                                                                                    crafts for all ages with The Art-                                          a free event and will be held                a.m. to 2 p.m., and on the sec-
              Don’t Replace Them!                                                                                                                                              on the roof-top parking struc-               ond Saturday of each month
                                                                                                                                                                               ture at Community Hospital                   from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
           Wood Double-Hung Windows (open up & down)
           Before: Hard to move, coming apart, air & dust infiltration...                                    LOWERYOUR                                                         of Long Beach, 1720 Termino                     For additional information
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                                                                                                            A 40YEAR TERM                                                      ing is available behind the                  Family event and the IRC,
                                                                                                                                                                               hospital.                                    call (562) 494-0764.
            Wood & Steel Casements (open in & out)
            Before: Hard to open & close, air & dust infiltration...
            After: Two finger open & close, one hand lock, interior comfort...                        Easy
                                                                                                     Qualifier                                                                 Kid’s Place celebrates its
       We specialize in Older & Vintage Homes!                                                        Loans
                                             WINDOW                                                                                                                            20,000th courthouse visit
                                                                                                                  STEVE SHAW                                                      On August 11, Kid’s Place                 room to open in Los Angeles
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                                                                                                                                                                               sary and 20,000th child’s visit.             may play, read and enjoy
                                                                                                                    Fax: (562) 529-6718                                        Los Angeles County Supervi-                  other activities while their
                 Local References Available      (562) 493-1590                                                                                                                sor Don Knabe (4th District),                parents or guardians conduct
                       Repairing Windows is all we do!                                                                                                                         Judge Deborah B. Andrews                     official court business. Knabe
             www.window-restoration-repair.com                                                                   Lakewood Home Loan Center                                     and Dr. Michele Winterstein,                 vacated his Long Beach Cour-
                                                                                                        Working Together Works!                                                executive director, For the                  thouse field office and moved
                                                                                                                                                                               Child, spoke at the celebra-                 to 1401 East Willow Street in
                                                                                                                                                                               tion.                                        Signal Hill so that Kid’s Place
                                                                                                      Certain restrictions and conditions apply. Programs subject to change.
                                                                                                     Interest rate/APR may be higher than when ccosts are paid by borrower.
                                                                                                       We have loan offices and accept applications in Washington Mutual
                                                                                                                                                                                  Kid’s Place is the first                  could be accommodated.
                                                                                                      Bank, F.A. – many states; Washinton Mutual Bank – ID, OR, UT, WA;
                                                                                                                  and Washington Mutual Bank fsb – ID, MT, UT.                 courthouse children’s waiting                    For the Child, a Long
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Beach non-profit child abuse,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            treatment and prevention


                                    $
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                                                    $
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Although For the Child contin-
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 $
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   DRY CLEANING
                                                  $              00
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 $20 Minimum Order                                  $40 Minimum Order                                                                                                                                                           Most of the children using
 Incoming orders only. One coupon per customer      Incoming orders only. One coupon per customer
     per day. Not valid with any other offer,           per day. Not valid with any other offer,                                                                                                                            Kid’s Place in 2005 and 2006
        leather or suede. No cash value.                   leather or suede. No cash value.
             Expires 9/21/06                                    Expires 9/21/06                                                                                                                                             accompanied adults using the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            two family law courts, the
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 3304 Cherry Ave.                                3344 Pacific Coast HWY.                                                                                                                                                    courts, domestic violence
  562-595-7093                                        562-494-1324                                                                                                                                                          court and Legal Aid’s domes-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            tic violence restraining order
     At Cherry & Artesia                              At World Trade Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            clinic. From July 1, 2005 to
 6620 Cherry Ave.                                Downtown Long Beach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            June 30, 2006, Kid’s Place
  562-529-7590                                        562-436-6600                                                                                                                                                          tallied 5,635 child visits.
SEPTEMBER 7, 2006                                              COMMUNITY                                                                       SIGNAL TRIBUNE          7
Steel Magnolias honor community leaders at gala
                                                                        lupe Padilla, MD, Jose Perez,       their highest potential.          $300 for a sponsor and $500
  Local activists Justin Rudd and Susan and                             MD, and Arthur Strauss, MD             The center also houses the     for a Magnolia. Opportunity
  Mort Stuhlbarg head the list of recipients                            of Neonatal Medical Associ-         Stramski International Adop-      drawing tickets, $100, are
                                                                        ates, Inc. at Miller Children’s     tion Program, the region’s        also available for the chance
  as well as business leaders Molina
                                                                        Hospital.                           only program offering med-        to win a 2006 BMW 325i.
  Healthcare and Wells Fargo Bank.                                         The Stramski Center was          ical consultations for families      Checks should be made
                                                                        founded in 1975 by Dr. Geral-       adopting children internation-    payable to Memorial Medical
   The Steel Magnolias of the       will be the presentation of the     dine Stramski, a pediatrician       ally, and the Sleep Disorder      Center Foundation, Steel
Stramski Children’s Develop-        Steel Magnolia Awards honor-        at Miller Children’s Hospital.      Center, which helps to diag-      Magnolias and can be mailed
mental Center at Miller Chil-       ing community leaders.              Dr. Gary Feldman is the med-        nose and develop treatment        to Steel Magnolias, 6917
dren’s Hospital are shooting           The Community Award will         ical director of this special       plans for children with sleep-    Bacarro Street, Long Beach,
for the $1 million mark at          be presented to Justin Rudd         needs center, where teams of        ing problems.                     CA 90815.
their gala Saturday at the Long     and Susan and Mort                  dedicated specialists combine          Tickets prices are $175 for       For more information, call
Beach Hyatt Regency. In just        Stuhlbarg. The Corporate            their expertise to diagnose         a friend, $225 for a patron,      (562) 430-4533.
seven years, the charitable         Award will be presented to          and evaluate children with,
organization has raised nearly
that much to help support chil-
dren cared for at the center.
                                    Molina Healthcare and the
                                    Molina Family, and to Wells
                                    Fargo Bank.
                                                                        but not limited to, autism,
                                                                        cleft lip and palate, attention
                                                                        deficit disorder, developmen-
                                                                                                                   Garden of the W .
                                                                                                                                  eek.
   The highlight of the                The Spirit and Dedication        tal delays, birth defects, and
evening, which will feature         Award will be presented to          those who are mentally chal-
dinner, dancing and an auction,     Josefina Jacinto, MD, Guada-        lenged, so that they may reach


Senior University starts registration
this Saturday; classes begin October 3
   Osher Lifelong Learning          eight-week sessions each year       (562) 985-8237, or visit their
Institute (OLLI), Senior Uni-       for adults 50 or older. The         website at www.csulb.edu/
versity will host an open reg-      classes are taught by current       centers/senior-university.
istration and information           and emeriti university profes-
meeting Saturday at the             sors, current and former
Human Services and Design
(HS&D) building, Room 101
                                    industry experts and others
                                    with skills and knowledge in
                                                                          SPEND-LESS                                   To learn how to turn an unused space into
                                                                                                                     an inviting alcove like the one pictured above,
                                                                               Cigarettes                          visit the new Alford’s English Gardens website at
on the CSULB campus. Reg-           various fields and disciplines.         Cigars • Incense
istration begins at 9 a.m. with        Computer classes range                                                            WWW.KATHYALFORD.COM
a general membership meet-          from fundamentals to graphics                 4378 Atlantic Blvd.
                                                                                Long Beach, CA 90807
ing to follow at 10 a.m. Free       and the use of digital cameras.                                                    This garden was designed and installed by
parking is available in Lot 9.      Lecture classes are offered on            Next to George’s 50’s Diner
The fall session is October 3
through December 4.
                                    a variety of topics including
                                    health, music, science, litera-
                                                                             Specialty Tobaccos                    ALFORD’S          English GARDENS
                                                                             Hours: M-F 11-7:30 pm                    For more information, call (562) 882-8394
   During the general meeting,      ture, creative writing, art, his-             Sat 11-6pm
Florence Dodge will present         tory, finance, politics, travel,
specially selected readings         Spanish, yoga and bridge.
written by students from her           Annual membership is $40,
Memoir Writing Class.               pro-rated to $20 for spring
   OLLI, Senior University          and summer sessions. Tuition
has provided learning oppor-        is $10 for lecture classes and
tunities for older adults for the   $45 for computer classes.
past 10 years. It is a place for    Computer classes also require
learning, sharing ideas and         an annual $40 Senior Net
making friends.                     membership fee.
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Breaking the Rules
BY C. MIRIAM YARDEN,                   The first, of course, is possi-   and you would be punishing
B.SC., MS                           ble physical reasons, so the very    an eminently natural function.
Special to the Signal Tribune       first step—if it continues—is           There are several simple
                                    get your veterinarian to             ways of eliminating his need
    Your faithful and loving        examine him for cystitis, low-       to ask for your affection and
companion (either canine or         grade urinary infection, diges-      emotional support in this
feline persuasion), after years     tive disorders and generally         unpleasant and annoying way.
of impeccable toilet manners,       making sure that he is not in           If you catch him in the act,
surprises you by leaving a pile     pain and asking for help. If he      give him a firm and authorita-       Put your dog
on the light blue carpet or a       gets a clean bill of health,         tive tongue-lashing (making          outside while
puddle on the kitchen floor.        then you will have to do a bit       sure that you only use your          cleaning up his
Your first reaction is surprise,    of sleuthing for emotional or        tongue). This way, he will           “mess.” But,
then anger, a feeling of            environmental causes.                associate your anger with            don’t leave him
betrayal and questions that            Has anything changed in his       what he is doing.                    out too long.
after all you gave him, did for     life? Is he getting less atten-         Then put him outside, leave
him, love him, he would             tion? Less exercise? Did any-        him there long enough to clean      simple: dogs and cats forget            For attention, give them a lit-
“repay” you in this antisocial      one get married? Divorced?           up the mess in secret, and in a     that they eliminated within          tle time of their own with you;
manner. After all, he knows         Did the kids leave for college?      few minutes bring him back in.      second after the fact.               play with them, brush them,
better, doesn’t he? You even        Do you have a houseguest?            Don’t leave him out for too            Thus, pointing it out to          exercise them, cuddle with
believe that he did it out of       Longer working hours? Did            long a period—he will forget        them minutes—let alone               them and practice the obedi-
spite, revenge, and disrespect      you move to a new home? Is           why he was put there.               hours—later merely confuses          ence exercises you taught them.
for you and the house rules.        there a new baby in the house?          But the problem is that you      them and they cannot make               And remember, after your
    Let’s examine the situation:       Any of these situations can       never actually catch him. In        the connection between the           dog, your best friend is a
animals are not spiteful; they do   make him feel emotionally            that case, ignore the mess—         function and your displeasure.       doggy-door, provided that your
not indulge in revenge nor this     abandoned and psychologically        yes, ignore it. This time, with-       But if you ignore it and do       yard is escape- and theft-proof.
kind of disrespect. From their      neglected. Therefore, he could       out any anger, put him outside;     not let them see the cleanup.        Of course, they are spayed and
point of view, they may have        be asking for attention the only     come back and clean up in           They realize soon that such          neutered. Aren’t they?
very good reasons for doing “it”    way he knows how, and what           secret and let him in again as if   behavior will not get the
in inappropriate places.            is a better attention-getting        nothing happened. This is the                                                Miriam Yarden, B.Sc., MS, is
                                                                                                             attention they seek.
                                                                                                                                                  a local animal behavior special-
                                    device than finding the pile on      method for both dogs and cats          Within four days to two           ist who treats both cats and dogs.
                                    the carpet or stepping in the        with the only difference being      weeks the housetraining will         She is also the author of the book
                                    puddle when you are barefoot?        that you put the cat in another     be in place again and both you       “Hey Pup, Let’s Talk.” Yarden
                                       Do not punish him! Punish-        room, rather than outside.          and your companion will be           can be reached through email at
                                    ment is not a teaching tool             The logic of this method is      happy and relaxed again.             k9tutor@earthlink.net.


                                    Animals
                                    continued from page 5
                                       A few animals have been           isn’t ideal, but will have to do    sentable condition, preparing           Matted fur was also fairly
                                    euthanized since August 22           for now, Elliott said.              for the possibility they may         common among the animals
      Brewed & Blended
        Coffee Drinks               Elliott admitted, which is only          Many of the animals came        become available for adoption.       taken from Noah’s Ark.
                                    legal if two veterinarians           with any number of health              Later court proceedings              “To see something really
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                                    agree the animal’s life is           problems, including fleas,          will determine whether Ani-          nasty become beautiful... makes
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     Live Entertainment             is housing more than 400 ani-        ened fur knotted together that      them up for adoption, or if             However, how some of
       Every Weekend                mals; usually they have about        irritates the animal’s skin.        some or all are returned into        these dogs became “nasty” is
    Free Wi-Fi Every Day            150, Elliott said.                       The facility has been using     Kyrklund’s custody.                  arguable, according to several
  Phoenix Coffeehouse                  Some cages house three or         volunteer groomers the past            “I’m here because I love          anonymous messengers on the
                                    more dogs, depending on their        few weeks to bring many of          four-legged creatures,” said         Internet.
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                                    size and temperament, which          the animals back into pre-          Terez Falco, a grooming vol-            The community website
    Call (562) 424-4774
                                                                                                             unteer from Go Dogs Go, a            craigslist.org is a forum for
                                                                                                             grooming salon in Long               almost anything, among them
                                                                                                             Beach. “If this is the least I       a debate about Noah’s Ark
                                                                                                             can do for them, I’m happy.”         Animal Rescue.
                                                                                                                Dogs are treated in order            A number of postings,
                                                                                                             based on the severity of their       where the author cannot be
                                                                                                             condition, Elliott explained.        contacted, argue that Kyrk-
                                                                                                             The most common physical             lund rescued the dogs in their
                                                                                                             problem they have encoun-            less-than-stellar condition.
                                                                                                             tered among the animals is              Elliott said this was differ-
                                                                                                             overgrown toenails.                  ent, saying: “They cross the
                                                                                                                                                  line from rescue to rescue-
                                                                                                                                                  hoarders [when they] no
                                                                                                                         presents...
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                                                                                                                                   TAZ is a       them all from the shelter, I
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                                                                                                                                brown tabby
                                                                                                                               and has 7 toes     euthanasia’...because now
                                                                                                                             on his front paws.   you’re just accumulating
                                                                                                                              You can see him
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                                                                                                                                                  things because you think
                                                                                                                                 Long Beach       you’re saving them all.”
                                                                                                                              Animal Control.        While the courts decide
                                                                                                                                  Taz needs
                                                                                                                                a permanent
                                                                                                                                                  who’s right and who’s wrong,
                                                                                                                                loving home.      the animals are caught in the
                                                                                                                  For more information call       middle. “We’re not in limbo
                                                                                                                 FOLBA   562-988-7647             with their care,” Elliott stated.
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                                                             Twentieth Century
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                                                                                                        sometime during the 1930s.
                                                                He’s got big dreams, is                     Imagine the possibilities.
                                                             used to getting his way and                Designer Tom Buderwitz’ set
                                                             won’t listen to reason. She                alone, an aquamarine and
           RESTAURANT & BAKERY                               holds all the cards and doesn’t            chrome vision of finely
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                                                    Sat.
                                                             wants. He stoops to unbeliev-              Class all the way, it is an
                                                             abe lows to manipulate her.                envy-inspiring symbol of an
Early Bird                            20%                                                                                                  (L to R) With Libby West, Jeff Griggs, Eileen T’Kaye,
                                                                She’s as high maintenance               era long past.
Special                             Discount                                                                                               Tom Shelton and Bart Williams, it’s hijinks all the way
    On meals purchased between 4-5pm. Mon-Sat.               as they come. He’s as big a                    Oh, the plot? The simplest
                                                                                                                                           in ICT’s Twentieth Century.      Photo by Shashin Desai
Kids Meal                      * Kids Eat
                                                             blowhard as Dudley Doright                 of stories—a mere vehicle
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  4
 $ 49  $ 49      5
                                     All day Monday.
                                     1 child per adult.         Are they in love? Who                   bigger-than-life characters. It    turns out to be a wealthy          know the two belong together.
                                                             knows?                                     goes like this:                    tycoon willing to finance          Who else would have either
  Serving 11am-8pm Daily                                        And this entire display of                  Live theater producer Oscar    Oscar’s play...sort of.            one of them?
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                                                             impeccable character reveals               Jaffe (Jeff Griggs) once upon a       The Sally and Buddy char-          Costume design by Shon
             (562) 424-8573
                                                             itself on board the Twentieth              time transformed Lily Garland      acters are the trusty Ida          LeBlanc ably depicts 1930s
                                                                                                        (Libby West) into a star. Lily     (Eileen T’Kaye), admirable as      formality and flare. And Max
                                                                                                        then departed to Hollywood         the only voice of reason           Kinberg’s original music and
                                                                                                        and Oscar’s plays began to         advising Oscar, and the enter-     sound design take on a bigger
                                                                             HOURS...                   flop. Fast forward a few years.    prising Owen (Tom Shelton),        than usual role, as intricate
                                                                       Mon-Sat 8:30am-10:30pm
                                                                        Sunday 8:30am-9pm
                                                                                                        Unbeknownst to Lily, a desper-     usually one step ahead of          timing, dynamics and musical
                                                                                                        ate Oscar contrives a meeting      Oscar’s next little disaster.      content contribute prolifically
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                                                                                                        omable lengths to get Lily to
                                                                                                                                              Toss in a philandering
                                                                                                                                           physician (Anthony Pelle-
                                                                                                                                                                              to the emotional and comedic
                                                                                                                                                                              effect of each and every scene.
           Specials served with rice, beans, onions, hot sauce & chips.
                                                                                                        sign on for one last play.         grino), who fancies himself a         Just when I think ICT has
               3626 Atlantic Ave. • Long Beach                                                              This version of Twentieth      playwright, and his willing        outdone itself with a show of
                 562-426-7547 • Fax: 562-426-0684                                                       Century is writer Ken Lud-         mistress (Kelly Perdue). Also      unsurpassed excellence, its
                                                                                                        wig’s new adaptation of the old    entering into the mix are the      creative team comes up with
                                                                                                        play of the same name. Ludwig      train’s confounded conductor       yet another production of
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                                                                                                                                           (Don Paul), a hopeful charac-      equal quality. The West Coast
                                                                                                        than half and distilled the play   ter actor (Andrew Kirsanov)        Professional Premiere of this
                                                           “Favorite Pizzerias”                         down to its no-fluff essence.      and Lily’s “agent”/boy-toy         new adaptation of Twentieth
                                                                        – L.A. Times Critics                An unlikely commingling        George (Joe Sanfelippo)—           Century is great fun. It should
                                                                          and Food Writers              of melodrama and the writers’      clue: Einstein he’s not. So        easily play to full houses
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                                                                                                        Buddy, Twentieth Century has       that keep the play’s otherwise     at International City Theatre in
Mario Martinoli                                                                                         its cast at its mercy. Any lapse   trivial premise engaging, and      the Long Beach Performing
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                                                                                                        of timing, pacing or physical      that make it more than 15          Arts Center, located at 300 East
                                                                                                        intensity could send a perfor-     minutes in length.                 Ocean Boulevard, through
                                                                                                        mance plummeting into ama-            Jules Aaron directs the ten-    October 1. Performances are
                                                                                                        teurish depths. But no such        member cast of perfection in       Thursdays, Fridays and Satur-
250 W. Ocean Blvd., Downtown Long Beach • (562) 432-2211                                                imperfections marred ICT’s         one of the most technically dif-   days at 8 p.m.; Sundays at
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                                                                                                        stellar execution.                 ficult, unusual and entertaining   2 p.m. Tickets are $32-37 on
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                                                                                                        not about the end. It is all       a long time. Griggs’s imposing     Saturdays and Sundays.
                                              T               H                E                        about the means. And the
                                                                                                        hijinks occurring on board do
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                                                                                                            FICTICIOUS BUSINESS NAMES
                     TST2089/ 06-1781247                                                    TST2091 / 06-1812708                                                     TST2093 / 06-1812710                               This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles
          FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                                   FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                                        FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                             County on August 15, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business name
The following person is doing business as: MSDBS PROPER-             The following persons are doing business as: XPLOSIVE                     The following person is doing business as: SIGNAL MAILBOX                statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office
TIES, 1148 Hoffman Ave., Long Beach, CA 90813. Registrant:           STRENGTH AND SPEED, 560 W. 37th Street, San Pedro, CA                     PLUS, 2201 E. Willow St #D, Signal Hill, CA 90755. Registrant:           of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must
DEBBIE A. PISCITELLI, 28251 Via Fierro, Laguna Niguel, CA            90731. Registrant: 1. Leslie Cordova, 2. Deanra Cordova, 560 W.           Jeffrey Dale Hergesheimer, 3522 Karen Ave., Long Beach, CA               be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of
92677. This business is conducted by: an individual. I declare       37th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731. This business is conducted              90808. This business is conducted by: an individual. I declare           itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in
that all information in this statement is true and correct.          by: co-partners. I declare that all information in this statement is      that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed:      violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common
Signed: Debbie A. Piscitelli. The registrant has begun to trans-     true and correct. Signed: 1. Leslie Cordova, 2. Deanra Cordova.           Jeffrey Hergesheimer. The registrant has begun to transact busi-         law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).
act business under the fictitious business name or names             The registrants have not begun to transact business under the fic-        ness under the fictitious business name or names listed herein.          Pub. The Signal Tribune: August 24, 31, & September 7, 14, 2006.
listed herein. Date started business was August 9, 2006. This        titious business name or names listed herein. This statement was          Date started business was August 15, 2006. This statement was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TST2096 / 06-1812762
statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles             filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on August 15,           filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on August 15,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
County on August 10, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business          2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires             2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The following person is doing business as: WHERE TO EAT,
name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in      five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county         five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4508-A Atlantic Ave. #241, Long Beach, CA 90807. Registrant:
the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name       clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed             clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        JFT FITNESS, LLC, 3800 Rose Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807.
statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this       prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself       prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This business is conducted by: a limited liability company. I
statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a    authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in vio-     authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in vio-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.
fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another       lation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law       lation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Signed: William W. Johnston, Managing Director. The registrant
under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et            (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub.          law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious busi-
seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tri-           The Signal Tribune: August 17, 24, 31, & Sept. 7, 2006.                   Pub. The Signal Tribune: August 17, 24, 31, & Sept. 7, 2006.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ness name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with
bune: August 17, 24, 31, & Sept. 7, 2006.
                                                                                           TST2092 / 06-1812709                                                    TST2094 / 06-1812711                                 the county clerk of Los Angeles County on August 15, 2006.
                     TST2090 / 06-1792855                                       FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                                     STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF                               NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five
          FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                         The following person is doing business as: LONG BEACH COM-                                FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME                                 years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk.
The following person is doing business as: A-ADVANTAGE               PUTER, 2642 Chestnut Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806. Registrant:              The following persons have abandoned the use of the fictitious           A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to
NETWORKING & CONSULTING I.T. SERVICES, 855 W. 34th                   ALCHEMY COMPUTER SERVICES LLC, 2642 Chestnut Ave.,                        business name: SIGNAL MAILBOX PLUS, located at 2201 E. Wil-              that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize
St. #F, Long Beach, CA 90806. Registrant: WARREN ELLIOTT             Long Beach, CA 90806. This business is conducted by: a limited            low St. #D, Signal Hill, CA 90755. The fictitious business name          the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of
HOLYFIELD, 855 W. 34th St. #F, Long Beach, CA 90806. This            liability company. I declare that all information in this statement is    referred to above was filed on July 8, 2003, original File No. 03-       the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see
business is conducted by: an individual. I declare that all infor-   true and correct. Signed: Richard Jarvis, Manager. The registrant         1942905, in the County of Los Angeles. Registrant: 1. KEVIN              section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub.
mation in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Warren         has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business          MERCIER, 2. FE MERCIER, 4503 Galeano St., Long Beach, CA                 The Signal Tribune: August 24, 31, & September 7, 14, 2006.
Holyfield. The registrant has not begun to transact business         name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the            90815. This business is conducted by: a husband and wife.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TST2097 / 06-1866714
under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. This      county clerk of Los Angeles County on August 15, 2006.                    Signed: 1. Kevin Mercier, 2. Fe Mercier. This statement was filed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles             NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five              with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on August 15, 2006.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The following person is doing business as: LONG BEACH SPINAL
County on August 11, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business          years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A     Pub. The Signal Tribune: August 17, 24, 31, & September 7, 2006.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DECOMPRESSION CENTER, 4028 Long Beach Blvd. #202, Long
name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in      new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that
                                                                                                                                                                      TST2095 / 06-1812701                              Beach, CA 90807. Registrant: PAMELA E. DUNN, 4028 Long
the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name       date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the
                                                                                                                                                          FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                            Beach Blvd. #202, Long Beach, CA 90807. This business is con-
statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this       use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the
                                                                                                                                               The following person is doing business as: B.C.O. SERVICES,              ducted by: a corporation. I declare that all information in this
statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a    rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see sec-
                                                                                                                                               3207 San Francisco Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806. Registrant:               statement is true and correct. Signed: Pamela E. Dunn, Presi-
fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another       tion 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The
                                                                                                                                               BRIGID CAIN-O’CONNOR, 3207 San Francisco Ave., Long Beach,               dent. The registrant has not yet begun to transact business under
under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et            Signal Tribune: August 17, 24, 31, & Sept. 7, 2006.
                                                                                                                                               CA 90806. This business is conducted by: an individual. I declare        the fictitious business name or names listed herein. This state-
seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tri-
                                                                                                                                               that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed:      ment was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on
bune: August 17, 24, 31, & Sept. 7, 2006.
                                                                                                                                               Brigid Cain-O’Connor. The registrant has not yet begun to transact       August 22, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business name state-
                                                                                                                                               business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein.      ment expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of
     RENEW YOUR DBA EVERY 5 YEARS! WE CAN HELP. CALL (562) 427-8678.
SEPTEMBER 7, 2006                                                                              LEGAL NOTICES                                                                                                     SIGNAL TRIBUNE                   13
the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must                                 TST2101 / 06-1866718
be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of
itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in
                                                                                     FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                          The following persons are doing business as: IT’S YOUR DAY,
                                                                                                                                                                                      City of Signal Hill
violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common        3076 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90808. Registrants: 1.
law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).           JOLEEN MARIE McKILLIP, 16817 Yukon Ave. #D, Torrance, CA
Pub. The Signal Tribune: August 24, 31, & September 7, 14, 2006.          90504, 2. AMY MICHELLE WONG, 3076 Bellflower Blvd., Long
                                                                          Beach, CA 90808. This business is conducted by: co-partners. I
                      TST2098 / 06-1866715
                                                                          declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.
          FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                          Signed: 1. Joleen McKillip, 2. Amy M. Wong. The registrants
The following person is doing business as: 1. A&W FINANCIAL,
                                                                          have not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious busi-
2. BIXBY KNOLLS REALTY, 545 E. Bixby Rd., Long Beach, CA
                                                                          ness name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with
90807. Registrant: CUYLER WADE ANDREWS 5082 E. Ather-
                                                                          the county clerk of Los Angeles County on August 22, 2006.
ton St., Long Beach, CA 90804. This business is conducted by:
                                                                          NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five
an individual. I declare that all information in this statement is
                                                                          years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A                                              TST 2122
true and correct. Signed: C. Wade Andrews. The registrant has
                                                                          new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that
not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business                                                                                                                   NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING
                                                                          date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the
name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the
                                                                          use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the
county clerk of Los Angeles County on August 22, 2006.
                                                                          rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see sec-
NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five                                                                                        NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Signal Hill will hold a public
                                                                          tion 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The
years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk.
                                                                          Signal Tribune: August 24, 31, & September 7, 14, 2006.                   hearing on Tuesday, September 26, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber located at City
A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to
that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize                             TST2104 / 06-1817817                               Hall, 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, California, to consider the following item:
the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of                  FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see            The following person is doing business as: CRAFTSMAN
section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub.               APPRAISAL SERVICE, 5553 E. Keynote St., Long Beach, CA                         AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SIGNAL HILL,
The Signal Tribune: August 24, 31, & September 7, 14, 2006.               90808. Registrant: LOREN ZIMMERMAN, 5553 E. Keynote St.,
                                                                          Long Beach, CA 90808. This business is conducted by: an indi-                  CALIFORNIA, AMENDING CHAPTER 6.04 OF THE SIGNAL HILL MUNICIPAL
                       TST2099 / 06-1866716
                                                                          vidual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and           CODE ADOPTING BY REFERENCE TITLE 6, ANIMALS, OF THE LONG BEACH
            FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                          correct. Signed: Loren Zimmerman. The registrant has begun to
The following person is doing business as: 1. ELLIOTT                                                                                                    MUNICIPAL CODE, RELATIVE TO ANIMAL CONTROL AND REGULATION
                                                                          transact business under the fictitious business name or names
ESQUIRE HOLDING, 2. ELLIOTT ESQUIRE HOLDING COM-
                                                                          listed herein. Date started business was August 1, 2006. This
PANY, 855 W. 34th St. #F, Long Beach, CA 90806. Registrant:
                                                                          statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County
WARREN ELLIOTT HOLYFIELD, 855 W. 34th St. #F, Long                                                                                                  ALL INTERESTED PARTIES are hereby invited to attend this public hearing to present written
                                                                          on August 16, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business name state-
Beach, CA 90806. This business is conducted by: an individual.
I declare that all information in this statement is true and cor-
                                                                          ment expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of       information, express their opinions or otherwise present evidence on the above matter. If you wish to
                                                                          the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must
rect. Signed: Warren Holyfield. The registrant has not yet
                                                                          be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of     legally challenge any action taken by the City on the above matter, you may be limited to raising only
begun to transact business under the fictitious business name
or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the county
                                                                          itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in   those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written
                                                                          violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common
clerk of Los Angeles County on August 22, 2006. NOTICE: This
                                                                          law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).           correspondence delivered to the City prior to or at the public hearing.
fictitious business name statement expires five years from the
                                                                          Pub. The Signal Tribune: August 24, 31, & September 7, 14, 2006.
date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious
business name statement must be filed prior to that date. The                                    TST2105 / 06-1749016                               FURTHER INFORMATION on this item may be obtained at the City of Signal Hill Community
filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this                FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of         The following person is doing business as: NUTRIFIX, 11834 E.             Services Department Office located at 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, California, or by calling Sue
another under federal, state, or common law (see section                  Floral Dr. #13, Torrance, CA 90601. Registrant: DAVID PAUL                Hughes at (562) 989-7330.
14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Sig-              DAMICO, 11834 E. Floral Dr. #13, Torrance, CA 90601. This busi-
nal Tribune: August 24, 31, & September 7, 14, 2006.                      ness is conducted by: an individual. I declare that all information
                      TST2100 / 06-1866717
                                                                          in this statement is true and correct. Signed: David Damico. The          ___________//ss//_____________
                                                                          registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious        Kathy Sorensen
          FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                          business name or names listed herein. This statement was filed
The following person is doing business as: COLOR IN LIGHT
PHOTOGRAPHY, 445 W. 6th St. Unit303, Long Beach, CA
                                                                          with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on August 7, 2006.            Community Services Director
                                                                          NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five
90802. Registrant: VALERIE NATASHA OLIVER, 445 W. 6th St.
                                                                          years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A
Unit 303, Long Beach, CA 90802. This business is conducted                                                                                          Published in The Signal Tribune newspaper on:                                 September 7 & 14, 2006
                                                                          new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that
by: an individual. I declare that all information in this statement
                                                                          date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the       Posted in accordance with S.H.M.C. Section 1.08.010 on:                            September 7, 2006
is true and correct. Signed: Valerie Oliver. The registrant has
                                                                          use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the
not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business
                                                                          rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section
name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the
                                                                          14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal
county clerk of Los Angeles County on August 22, 2006.
                                                                          Tribune: August 24, 31, & September 7, 14, 2006.
NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five
years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk.                             TST2106 / 06-1715903
A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to
that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize
                                                                                     FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                          The following person is doing business as: BOUNDLAND, 4067
                                                                                                                                                                                      City of Signal Hill
the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of       Hardwick St. #261, Lakewood, CA 90712. Registrant: WILLIAM
the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see            WISNER, 4067 Hardwick St. #261, Lakewood, CA 90712. This
section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub.               business is conducted by: an individual. I declare that all informa-
The Signal Tribune: August 24, 31, & September 7, 14, 2006.               tion in this statement is true and correct. Signed: William Wisner.


                                                   City of Signal Hill

                                                                                                                                                                                            TST 2120
                                                                                                                                                                                   NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING

                                                                                                                                                    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of the City of Signal Hill will hold a
                                                                                                                                                    public hearing on Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber located at
                                                         TST 2119                                                                                   City Hall, 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, California, to review:
                                               NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING                                                                                SITE PLAN AND DESIGN REVIEW
                                                                                                                                                         A REQUEST TO CONSTRUCT A 2-STORY ATTACHED DUPLEX STRUCTURE
     NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of the City of Signal Hill will hold a                                                          WITH TWO 442 SQUARE FOOT TWO-CAR ATTACHED GARAGES AT 967 LAS
     public hearing on Tuesday, September 19th, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber located at                                                 BRISAS WAY IN AREA 4 OF THE SP-7, SPECIAL PURPOSE HOUSING SPE-
     City Hall, 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, California, to review:                                                                                  CIFIC PLAN, ZONING DISTRICT (see attached map)
                                   SITE PLAN AND DESIGN REVIEW                                                                                      Applicant: Eduardo Morales
            A REQUEST TO CONSTRUCT A 3,590 SQUARE FOOT ONE-STORY BANK                                                                               THIS PROJECT IS CATEGORICALLY EXEMPT from requirements of the California Environ-
            BRANCH AT 2615 CHERRY AVENUE IN THE CTC, COMMERCIAL TOWN CEN-                                                                           mental Quality Act pursuant to Section 15303 Class 3(b) of Guidelines for Implementation of the Cal-
            TER, ZONING DISTRICT (PROPOSED BRANCH IS LOCATED TO THE NORTH OF                                                                        ifornia Environmental Quality Act.
            THE EXISTING BRANCH - see attached map)
                                                                                                                                                    ALL INTERESTED PERSONS are hereby invited to attend this public hearing to present written
            Applicant: The Austin Company for US Bank
                                                                                                                                                    information, express their opinions, or otherwise present evidence on the above matter. If you wish to
                                                                                                                                                    legally challenge any action taken by the City on the above matter, you may be limited to raising only
     THIS PROJECT IS CATEGORICALLY EXEMPT from requirements of the California Environmen-
                                                                                                                                                    those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing as described in this notice or in written
     tal Quality Act pursuant to Section 15303 class 3 (c) of Guidelines for Implementation of the Califor-
                                                                                                                                                    correspondence delivered to the City prior to or at the public hearing. Written comments may be sub-
     nia Environmental Quality Act.
                                                                                                                                                    mitted to the Community Development Department prior to or at the public hearing. You may also
                                                                                                                                                    email us with your comments and/or concerns at comdev@ci.signal-hill.ca.us.
     ALL INTERESTED PERSONS are hereby invited to attend this public hearing to present written
     information, express their opinions, or otherwise present evidence on the above matter. If you wish to                                         THE FILE CONTAINING MATERIAL relevant to the proposed project may be inspected by the
     legally challenge any action taken by the City on the above matter, you may be limited to raising only                                         public between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and on Fridays until
     those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing as described in this notice or in written                                        4:30 p.m. in the Community Development Department located at City Hall.
     correspondence delivered to the City prior to or at the public hearing. Written comments may be sub-                                           FURTHER INFORMATION on this item may be obtained at the City of Signal Hill Community
     mitted to the Community Development Department prior to or at the public hearing. You may also                                                 Development Department located at 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, California, or by calling James
     email us with your comments and/or concerns at comdev@ci.signal-hill.ca.us.                                                                    Kao, Associate Planner at (562) 989-7344.

     THE FILE CONTAINING MATERIAL relevant to the proposed project may be inspected by the                                                          _____//ss//______________
     public between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and on Fridays until                                               Scott Charney
     4:30 p.m. in the Community Development Department located at City Hall.                                                                        Planning Manager
     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 calling Scott                                             Published in The Signal Tribune newspaper:                                         September 7, 2006
     Charney, Planning Manager at (562) 989-7343.                                                                                                   Posted in accordance with S.H.M.C. Section 1.08.010:                               September 7, 2006
                                                                                                                                                    Mailed to affected property owners:                                                September 7, 2006
     _______//ss//_____________
     Scott Charney
     Planning Manager

     Published in The Signal Tribune newspaper:                                                                   September 7, 2006
     Posted in accordance with S.H.M.C. Section 1.08.010:                                                         September 7, 2006
     Mailed to affected property owners within a 100’ radius:                                                     September 7, 2006
14                SIGNAL TRIBUNE
The registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the
                                                                                  SERVICE DIRECTORY
                                                                          nal Tribune: August 31, & September 7, 14, 21, 2006.                    Andrew Webb. The registrant has not yet begun to transact busi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   SEPTEMBER 7, 2006
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five
fictitious business name or names listed herein. This statement                                                                                   ness under the fictitious business name or names listed herein.            years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A
                                                                                                 TST2108 / 06-1924530
was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on August                                                                                   This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles              new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that
                                                                                      FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
29, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement                                                                                         County on August 29, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business name           date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use
                                                                          The following person is doing business as: C S PROPERTIES,
expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the                                                                                statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office      in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of
                                                                          539 E. Bixby Rd., Ste. 52, Long Beach, CA 90807. Registrant:
county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be                                                                                    of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must         another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et
                                                                          TWO BROADS INVESTMENTS, LLC, 539 E. Bixby Rd., Ste. 52,
filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of                                                                                be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of      seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune:
                                                                          Long Beach, CA 90807. This business is conducted by: a limited
itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in                                                                           itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in    September 7, 14, 21, 28, 2006.
                                                                          liability company. I declare that all information in this statement
violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common                                                                                violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common                                TST2117 / 06-1974819
                                                                          is true and correct. Signed: Seany Renfrow, Managing Partner.
law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).                                                                                   law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).                       FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                          The registrant has begun to transact business under the ficti-
Pub. The Signal Tribune: August 31, & September 7, 14, 21, 2006.                                                                                  Pub. The Signal Tribune: August 31, & September 7, 14, 21, 2006.           The following person is doing business as: COUNTDOWN FIGHT
                                                                          tious business name or names listed herein. Date started busi-
                      TST2107 / 06-1859199                                ness was July 1, 2006. This statement was filed with the county                                 TST2110 / 06-1924532                               GEAR, 3465 Marna Ave., Long Beach, 90808. Registrant:
            FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                            clerk of Los Angeles County on August 29, 2006. NOTICE: This                       FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                              STEVEN J. FOKI, 3465 Marna Ave., Long Beach, CA 90808. This
The following person is doing business as: GRAPEVINE                      fictitious business name statement expires five years from the          The following person is doing business as: URCINO’S INSTALLA-              business is conducted by: an individual. I declare that all informa-
ESTATES M H P, 5834 Denmead St., Lakewood, CA 90713.                      date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious   TIONS, 6925 El Selinda Ave., Bell Gardens, CA 90201. Registrant:           tion in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Steven J. Foki.
Registrant: MICHAEL LOONEY, 5834 Denmead St., Lakewood,                   business name statement must be filed prior to that date. The           FRANCISCO JAVIER DE LA ROSA URCINO, 6925 El Selinda                        The registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the
CA 90713. This business is conducted by: an individual. I                 filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this   Ave., Bell Gardens, CA 90201. This business is conducted by: an            fictitious business name or names listed herein. This statement
declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.       state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of       individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true       was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on Sep-
Signed: Michael Looney. The registrant has not yet begun to               another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411          and correct. Signed: Francisco De La Rosa. The registrant has              tember 5, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement
transact business under the fictitious business name or names             et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tri-           not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business           expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the
listed herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk of          bune: August 31, & September 7, 14, 21, 2006.                           name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the             county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be
Los Angeles County on August 29, 2006. NOTICE: This ficti-                                                                                        county clerk of Los Angeles County on August 29, 2006. NOTICE:             filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of
                                                                                                 TST2109 / 06-1924531
tious business name statement expires five years from the date                                                                                    This fictitious business name statement expires five years from            itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name
                                                                                     FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
it 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 violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or com-
                                                                          The following person is doing business as: ANDREW WEBB JANI-
business name statement must be filed prior to that date. The                                                                                     tious business name statement must be filed prior to that date.            mon law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions
                                                                          TORAL SERVICE, 14030 Eastbrook Ave., Bellflower, CA 90706.
filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this                                                                             The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in       Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: September 7, 14, 21, 28, 2006.
                                                                          Registrant: ANDREW WEBB, 14030 Eastbrook Ave., Bellflower,
state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of                                                                                 this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of                             TST2118 / 06-1974820
                                                                          CA 90706. This business is conducted by: an individual. I declare
another under federal, state, or common law (see section                                                                                          another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411                         FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                          that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed:
14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Sig-                                                                                      et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tri-              The following person s are doing business as: C AND D MANGAGE-
                                                                                                                                                  bune: August 31, & September 7, 14, 21, 2006.                              MENT, 819 Atlantic Ave. #3, Long Beach, CA 90813. Registrant: 1.
                                                                                                                                                                        TST2111 / 06-1813320                                 CHRISFTINA E. LYON, 2. DEE A. CLIBURN, 819 Atlantic Ave. #3,
                                                   City of Signal Hill                                                                                       FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                                                                                                  The following persons are doing business as: A C P ENTER-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Long Beach, CA 90813. This business is conducted by: a general
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             partnership. I declare that all information in this statement is true and
                                                                                                                                                  PRISE, 12434 Freeman Ave. #1, Hawthorne, CA 90250. Regis-                  correct. Signed: 1. Christina E. Lyon, 2. Dee A. Cliburn. The regis-
                                                                                                                                                  trant: 1. VERNA MAE LATCHMAN, 2. SEAN CAMERON                              trants have begun to transact business under the fictitious business
                                                                                                                                                  GARDNER, 12434 Freeman Ave. #1, Hawthorne, CA 90250.                       name or names listed herein. Date started business was January 1,
                                                                                                                                                  This business is conducted by: husband and wife. I declare that            2006. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles
                                                                                                                                                  all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: 1.          County on September 5, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business
                                                                                                                                                  Verna Latchman, 2. Sean Gardner. The registrants have begun                name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the
                                                                                                                                                  to transact business under the fictitious business name or                 office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement
                                                                                                                                                  names listed herein. Date started business was June 15, 2005.              must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not
                                                                                                                                                  This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles              of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in
                                                                                                                                                  County on August 15, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business                violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law
                                                                                                                                                  name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in            (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub.
                                                         TST 2121                                                                                 the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name             The Signal Tribune: September 7, 14, 21, 28, 2006.
                                               NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING                                                                         statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this                                            TST2123
                                                                                                                                                  statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a                              NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
                                                                                                                                                  fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another             BIDDERS ARE CAUTIONED TO EXAMINE CAREFULLY SPECI-
     NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of the City of Signal Hill will hold a                                                   under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq.,            FICATIONS AND BID FORMS BEFORE BIDDING.
     public hearing on Tuesday, September 19th, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber located at                                          Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune:                   Notice is hereby given that the Board of Education of the City of
                                                                                                                                                  August 31, & September 7, 14, 21, 2006.                                    Los Angeles will receive bids from the District’s list of pre-quali-
     City Hall, 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, California, to review:                                                                                                 TST2112 / 06-1936374                                 fied contractors to furnish all labor and material for the following:
                                                                                                                                                            FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                               THE FOLLOWING PROJECT(S) ARE FUNDED BY PROPOSI-
                                              SITE PLAN AND DESIGN REVIEW                                                                         The following persons are doing business as: D & H SCREEN                  TIONS WHICH WERE APPROVED BY THE VOTERS AND IS
                                                                                                                                                  PRODUCTS, 10030 Flora Vista St., Suite #B, South Gate, CA                  SUBJECT TO THE PROJECT STABILIZATION AGREEMENT.
            A REQUEST TO CONSTRUCT A 450 SQUARE FOOT TWO-STORY ADDITION                                                                           90280. Registrant: 1. DAVID ALVAREZ, 1511 Sherman Pl. #B,                  DATE OF BID OPENING: September 28, 2006 (Thursday @ 1:00
            ON AN EXISTING SINGLE-FAMIY DWELLING AT 909 25th STREET IN THE                                                                        long Beach, CA 90804, 2. HONORIO ALVAREZ, 8440 San Car-                    PM) BID NUMBER: 0710046 ATHLETIC FIELD IMPROVE-
                                                                                                                                                  los Ave., South Gate, CA 90280. This business is conducted                 MENTS at BANNING HIGH SCHOOL & NARBONNE HIGH
            RH, RESIDENTIAL HIGH DENSITY, ZONING DISTRICT                                                                                         by: a general partnership. I declare that all information in this          SCHOOL (23.00192 & 23.00196). Mandatory Pre-bid Meeting:
                                                                                                                                                  statement is true and correct. Signed: 1. David Alvarez, 2.                9/18/2006 (Monday @ 10:00 AM).Prime contractor shall hold
            Applicant: Roland Smith                                                                                                               Honorio Alverarz. The registrants have not yet begun to trans-             license in the following classification(s): “A OR B ONLY” license
                                                                                                                                                  act business under the fictitious business name or names listed            required. Contractor Caused Compensable Delay (L.D.):
     THIS PROJECT IS CATEGORICALLY EXEMPT from requirements of the California Environ-                                                            herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los              $1,500.00per calendar day. The anticipated construction range
     mental Quality Act pursuant to Section 15301 class 1(e) (1) of Guidelines for Implementation of the                                          Angeles County on August 30, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious                 for the Work ofthis Project is $5,000,000.00 to
                                                                                                                                                  business name statement expires five years from the date it                $10,000,000.00.For Bids with a Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting,
     California Environmental Quality Act.                                                                                                        was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious busi-        Bidders who have not signed in on the attendance sheet will be
                                                                                                                                                  ness name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing           nonresponsive.The Los Angeles Unified School District has a
     ALL INTERESTED PERSONS are hereby invited to attend this public hearing to present written                                                   of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this             Labor Compliance Program as approved by the Director of the
     information, express their opinions, or otherwise present evidence on the above matter. If you wish to                                       state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of          Department of Industrial relations and the Board of Education
                                                                                                                                                  another under federal, state, or common law (see section                   in compliance with Section 1771.5 of the California Labor
     legally challenge any action taken by the City on the above matter, you may be limited to raising only                                       14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Sig-               Code. Copies of the prevailing rate of per diem wages are on
     those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing as described in this notice or in written                                      nal Tribune: August 31, & September 7, 14, 21, 2006.                       file at the following District office and shall be made available to
     correspondence delivered to the City prior to or at the public hearing. Written comments may be sub-                                                                                                                    any interested party on request: Facilities Support
                                                                                                                                                                          TST2113 / 06-1936375
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Services/Labor Compliance Program 333 S. Beaudry
                                                                                                                                                             FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
     mitted to the Community Development Department prior to or at the public hearing. You may also                                               The following person is doing business as: 1. LONG BEACH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Avenue,19th Floor,Los Angeles, CA 90017(213) 241-4665. Each
     email us with your comments and/or concerns at comdev@ci.signal-hill.ca.us.                                                                                                                                             bid shall be in accordance with drawings, specifications and
                                                                                                                                                  PAINTING, 2. LONG BEACH PAINTING COMPANY, 3. LONG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             other contract documents now on file at Facilities Construction
                                                                                                                                                  BEACH PAINTING CO., 333 Argonne Ave., Long Beach, CA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Contracts, 1545 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 100, Los Angeles,
     THE FILE CONTAINING MATERIAL relevant to the proposed project may be inspected by the                                                        90814. Registrant: PETER SALGADO, 333 Argonne Ave., Long
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             CA 90017. Bidding documents are available online at
     public between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and on Fridays until                                             Beach, CA 90814. This business is conducted by: an individual. I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             www.oceplancenter.com and will be available Monday through
                                                                                                                                                  declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.
     4:30 p.m. in the Community Development Department located at City Hall.                                                                                                                                                 Friday on 9/7/2006 at Universal Reprographics, Incorporated,
                                                                                                                                                  Signed: Peter Salgado. The registrant has begun to transact busi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             2706 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90057 from 8:00 am
     FURTHER INFORMATION on this item may be obtained at the City of Signal Hill Community                                                        ness under the fictitious business name or names listed herein.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             through 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm through 5:00 pm. A fee will be
                                                                                                                                                  Date started business was August 28, 2006. This statement was
     Development Department located at 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, California, or by calling Reina                                                                                                                      charged for plans and specifications. On February 25, 2003, the
                                                                                                                                                  filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on August 30,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Board of Education adopted a twenty-five (25%) participation
     Schaetzl, Assistant Planner at (562) 989-7341.                                                                                               2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             goal for Small Business Enterprise (SBE), per contract, based
                                                                                                                                                  five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             on the basis of award amount of funds allocated to the school
                                                                                                                                                  clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed
     _______//ss//_____________                                                                                                                                                                                              construction and modernization program. This goal will be
                                                                                                                                                  prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             included in each construction contract.Each bid shall be made
     Scott Charney                                                                                                                                authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in vio-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             out on a form to be obtained in Facilities Construction Con-
                                                                                                                                                  lation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law
     Planning Manager                                                                                                                                                                                                        tracts; shall be sealed and filed with the Facilities Construction
                                                                                                                                                  (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Contracts, 1545 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 100, Los Angeles,
                                                                                                                                                  The Signal Tribune: August 31, & September 7, 14, 21, 2006.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             CA 90017 before said time and on the date shown above;
     Published in The Signal Tribune newspaper:                                                                  September 7, 2006                                       TST2115 / 06-1961388                                opened and read aloud in public at or about said time at said
                                                                                                                                                             FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                              address.Attention of bidders is called to the provisions con-
     Posted in accordance with S.H.M.C. Section 1.08.010:                                                        September 7, 2006                The following person is doing business as: INSPIRATION 52, 4375            cerning bid guarantee in the Bid Form and contract bonds
     Mailed to affected property owners within a 500’ radius:                                                    September 7, 2006                Cerritos Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807. Registrant: CHARACTER                 requirements in the General Conditions of the
                                                                                                                                                  BUILDING THROUGH PRINCIPLES AND INSPIRATIONAL                              specifications.The Board reserves the right to reject any or all
                                                                                                                                                  POETRY- CALIFORNIA, 4375 Cerritos Ave., Long Beach, CA                     bids, and to waive any informality in any bid.DATED: 8/29/06
                                                                                                                                                  90807. This business is conducted by: a limited liability company. I       BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES by
                                                                                                                                                  declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.        Facilities Services Division. 9/7/06 CNS-1015873# THE SIGNAL
                                                                                                                                                  Signed: Jerome Vincent Carter, CEO/President. The registrant has           TRIBUNE
                                                                                                                                                  begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   TST2124 / 06-1823293
                                                                                                                                                  names listed herein. Date started business was March, 2003. This
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                                                                                                  statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The following persons are doing business as: 1. CAPTAIN
                                                                                                                                                  on September 5, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business name
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             HANDYMAN, 2. J AND J PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, 2286 E.
                                                                                                                                                  statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Carson St. #404, Long Beach, CA 90807. Registrant: 1. JEFF
                                                                                                                                                  of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             BERNARD HALBRITTER, 2. JOLIN HAUNANI HALBRITTER,
                                                                                                                                                  be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             3622 Brayton Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807. This business is
                                                                                                                                                  itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             conducted by: a husband and wife. I declare that all information
                                                                                                                                                  violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             in this statement is true and correct. Signed: 1. Jeff B. Halbrit-
                                                                                                                                                  law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ter, 2. Jolin Halbritter. The registrants have not yet begun to
                                                                                                                                                  Pub. The Signal Tribune: September 7, 14, 21, 28, 2006.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             transact business under the fictitious business name or names
                                                                                                                                                                          TST2116 / 06-1974818                               listed herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk of
                                                                                                                                                             FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                              Los Angeles County on August 16, 2006. NOTICE: This ficti-
                                                                                                                                                  The following person is doing business as: 1. MARK BOWER PHO-              tious business name statement expires five years from the date
                                                                                                                                                  TOGRAPHY, 2. A BEAUTIFUL WEDDING, 406 Termino Ave., Long                   it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious
                                                                                                                                                  Beach, CA 90814. Registrant: MARK JOHN BOWER, 2760 DeFor-                  business name statement must be filed prior to that date. The
                                                                                                                                                  est Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806. This business is conducted by: an          filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this
                                                                                                                                                  individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and   state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of
                                                                                                                                                  correct. Signed: Mark Bower. The registrant has begun to transact          another under federal, state, or common law (see section
                                                                                                                                                  business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein.        14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Sig-
                                                                                                                                                  Date started business was December, 1990. This statement was               nal Tribune: September 7, 14, 21, 28, 2006.
                                                                                                                                                  filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on September 5,




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