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					                                                                                                                                        District Attorney Candidate Jackie Lacey:
                                                                                                                                        The Adult in the Room pg. 5

                                                                                                                                        The Hellhounds Bring a Night of Rockabilly
                                                                                                                                        and Blues pg. 11

                                                                                                                                        Cherrystone Grill and Grotto: True Fusion
                                                                                                                                        Cuisine Amidst Bright Lights pg. 12

                                                                                                                                        Dr. Michael Weitzman:
                                                                                                                                        Icon of Service Dies pg. 16

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                                                                                      Left to right, artist Anne Daub, artist Muriel
                                                                                      Olguin and Lanta Salon owner Dwainia Tullis
                                                                                      reflect on various stages of motherhood.

       Mother’s Day—An Opportunity to                                                                                                       Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
          Strengthen Family Bonds                                                                                                               from the Heart
                                     Story and photos by Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor                                                      These days, I don’t bother buying Mother’s Day cards, clothes, gadgets
                                                                                                                                           or anything of the sort. Not because I’m cheap, but because I found that
             few weeks ago, the Los Angeles Times published          protectors of family relationships.
                                                                                                                                           I’d rather give gifts my mom will treasure without relying on its monetary
             a story about a study based on 2 billion cell phone          My relationship with my mother came to mind after read-          value. You can never go wrong with photo-based gifts. Family photos are
             calls in Europe that suggest that the bonds between     ing the Times article. I call my parents at least once a month        literally captured moments in time that serve as keystones, triggering your
mothers and daughters surpasses that of wives to their hus-          and visit them once or twice a week even though we live in the        fondest memories.
bands.                                                               same city. Unmarried, childless and a 30-something male; my                Rather than buying disposable greeting cards, I make my own using
                                                                                                                                           photos I’ve taken or scans of family photos. or
    Researchers say that the findings suggest that “women’s          life revolves around work. Even I see that maintaining my fam-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   May 4 - 17, 2012

                                                                                                                                           are the most well known companies that can turn your family photos into
urge to ensure the survival of their genes may be connected          ily relationships is a year-round effort that requires quality time   woven wool blankets,
with the nature of, and shift in these intimate relationships.”      and regular conversations.                                                 The services and technologies are widely available to create woven
    I’m not so sure that the ties that bind mothers and their             My mom’s a chef and she loves to eat out. As a result, eat-      wool blankets, bound hard-cover books, coffee mugs, calendars and other
children are quite as instinctual as that. But after interviewing    ing out has become our thing. Over dinner, she fills me in on the     photo-based projects using your photos. Just don’t wait until the last week
several women who are daughters, mothers, and grandmoth-             latest news within the family, which relative had a health scare,     to put in an order. You’ll likely run into severe time delays and headaches
ers, this study does reflect the reality that mothers are the main                       Mothers: Strengthening Family Bonds/ to p. 7                                                       Ideas for Mom/ to p. 10 1
                                                                                        South Wind Caravan to Occupy L.A.’s General Srike
                                                                                        By Kevin Walker, Editorial Intern. Photos by Kevin Walker and Robin Doyno

                       Harbor Area                                                          Dubbed the “South Wind” of Oc-
                                                                                        cupy Los Angeles’ May Day march,
                                                                                                                               converge on Pershing Square, in the
                                                                                                                                                                         Los Angeles. “There was going to be
                                                                                                                                                                         heavy police presence …and the area
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Starting with about 60 people, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                caravan more than tripled after 10
                                                                                        demonstrators and activists lead a         The group had originally been         we were going to meet in, Lot 7, was   miles, and grew even larger by the
        Youth Community Service                                                         caravan, May 1, from the parking       scheduled to begin their caravan at Cal   easily cattled in.”                    time it joined the thousands of demon-
        Award 2012                                                                      lot South Bay Pavillion in Carson to   State Dominguez Hills. However, or-            The South Wind moved north        strators in downtown Los Angeles.
           Each year, the Northwest San Pedro
        Neighborhood Council recognizes a                                               downtown Los Angeles, with rallies     ganizers decided to change venues at      on Central Avenue through
        young person for outstanding community                                          and info-sessions along the way.       the last minute to avoid a confronta-     Compton and Watts, stopping
        service. The award is $500 and open to                                              South Wind was one of four         tion with university police.              at several locations of local
        anyone between the ages of 17 and 23.
        The recipient must meet the following
                                                                                        separate caravans snaking from             “We were originally going to meet     significance including the
        requirements:                                                                   Santa Monica to the west, East Los     at CSU Dominguez Hills, but then          Maxine Waters Employment
        •Have a minimum GPA 2.5 and attending                                           Angeles from the east, and the San     we found out our plans were compro-       Preparation Center and the
        a high school, college or vocational                                            Fernando Valley from the north to      mised,” said Ruth Fowler of Occupy        corner of 41st Street at Cen-
        •Demonstrated voluntary community                                                                                                                                tral Avenue, site of the 1969
        service that is not required by schools or                                                                                                                       shoot-out between the Los
        other programs between January 2010                                                                                                                              Angeles Police Department
        and the present;                                                                                                                                                 and the Black Panthers.
        •Performed the service within the
        boundaries of Northwest San Pedro                                                                                                                                     “This government is sup-
        neighborhood;                                                                                                                                                    posed to be for the people, but
        •Live, work or attend school in the                                                                                                                              it’s not,” said Isabella, a 16-
        Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood
                                                                                                                                                                         year-old observer who did not
          Applications are due June 1.                                                                                                                                   want to give her surname. “I
        Details: (310) 832-3056 (Monday or                                                                                                                               think (the demonstrators are)
        Tuesday only);                                                                                                                                    doing a good thing.”
        Candidates Sought for Northwest
        San Pedro NC
             The     Northwest       San     Pedro
        Neighborhood Council is now seeking
        candidates for 10 seats on its governing
        board. Candidates must be stakeholders.
        A stakeholder must be 16 years of age
        or older and live, work, own property or
        a business in the Northwest San Pedro
        Neighborhood area, or participates in any
        religious, community, business, or non-
        governmental organization active within
        the boundaries those boundaries
             Candidates are sought for the
        following categories of seats: Census
        Track Seats (must live or own property
        in the specific census track within the
        Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood),
        Business Seat (must work or own a
        business within the Northwest San Pedro
        Neighborhood), Education Seat, Non-
        Governmental Organization Seat (active
        in a religious, labor, community, or other
        organization active within the Northwest
        San Pedro Neighborhood), and at-large
        seat (any stakeholder may qualify for this
             Board members are expected to
        participate at board, committee and
            community meetings (approximately
            10 hours per month); provide
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            oversight of public funds given to the
                 Northwest        San        Pedro
            Neighborhood; look for ways to
            improve our community and be able
            to work with a diverse group of people;
            presenting their own ideas, as well as
            listening to the viewpoints of others.
                 Candidate      applications    are
            available in the Peck Park lobby and
            must be received by June 4 to be
            listed on the ballot. An information
            meeting for prospective candidates
            will be take place at 6:30 p.m. on
            May 22 at Peck Park. Polling will take
            place from 4 to 8 p.m. June 19 at
            Peck Park.

                                              Los Angeles Harbor Film Festival
                                              Through May 6
                                                   On May 4 at 7:30 p.m., La Prima
                                              Cosa Bella [The First Beautiful Thing]
                                              will be featured at the Warner Grand.
                                              This event is sponsored by Councilman
                                              Joe Buscaino 15th District and Italian
                                              American Museum Los Angeles.
                                                   On May 5 at 12 p.m. Reprise of
May 4 - 17, 2012

                                              the Journey to the Center of the Earth,
                                              admission $5. From 5 p.m. to 6:30
                                              p.m.—“State of the Red Carpet Gala”
                                              will take place in the Arcade Building
                                              at 479 W. 6th St. (across from WGT)
                                              . Admission is $75 at the door if it’s
                                              not sold out. This will include film
        2                                                  Announcements/ to p. 4
                                                                                Committed to independent journalism in the Greater
                                  HARBOR AREA                                   LA/LB Harbor Area for more than 30 years

Big Old Hunk of ‘Pedro History Found Amidst
New Home Excavation
By Arthur R. Vinsel, Contributing Writer
     The discovery of a 40-pound slab of fine pol-
ished granite engraved with the words, “San Pe-
dro City Hall 1907,” this past March, sparked re-
newed interest in the history of San Pedro’s seats
of government a 100-plus years ago.
     San Pedro has had three City Hall buildings in       Steve Butorovich, a
its history counting the City Hall Market site, which     retired ironworker
                                                          and qualified city
is still standing, and the two buildings that were        building inspector,
built on the current site at 638 Beacon Street.           was overseeing
     A search of archived records at the San Pedro        the building of the
Historical Society indicates five or six and maybe        foundations on
                                                          the site when the
more Old Town granite placards that have been             old granite 1907
uncovered in old landfills such as Fayal Valley           City Hall placard
and Stingaree Gulch in North San Pedro. That’s            was uncovered this
a good country mile from where the relic dated            past March. Photo:
                                                          Arthur R. Vinsel.
1907 was unearthed, near the corner of north
Gaffey and Gatun streets in March.
     According to San Pedro Bay Historical files,           The tract will have 70 dwellings advertised at       The remaining sites of actual, temporary or pro-
entrepreneurs were peddling possible City Hall          $500,000-plus each, the first of eight phases be-    posed old City Hall locations are all a few miles
sites in downtown San Pedro around 1900 and             gan with Bobcat trenching for foundation footing     away, in the 6th, 7th and Beacon streets vicinity, ex-
offering to build them cheap.                           and indeed it began with a bang.                     cept for one at 11th and Palos Verdes streets.
     The original City Hall that sat at the 638 S.          “We hit a big piece of rock, then we hit a           That site—today a brick structure housing The
Beacon Street site was built in 1907, but it would      big piece of granite,” says Steve Butorovich, a      City Hall Market, historic Sam’s Alhambra saloon,
be outgrown by 1927 and demolished. The debris          retired ironworker called in occasionally as a       and upstairs apartments—was the one favored by
was hauled out to an undeveloped area of North          qualified city building inspector on independent     civic leader Edward Mahar. The city did not have a
San Pedro and scattered as landfill. Time Oil oc-       contractor basis.                                    mayor and council government, but a board of trust-
cupied the site storing the oil it drew from nearby         The Lomita resident recognized historical        ees with a president, the de facto mayor. So some
wells from the 1940’s through 1977. Time Oil            treasure and took a wire brush to it.                folks called them “Mayor” anyway.
leased the site for bulk fuel storage by British Pe-        “I’m kind of a rock and mineral guy. That            Board President or Mayor Mahar, favored a
troleum from 1977 through 1980. The land even-          granite sign piece looks almost new after more       city hall at 11th and Palos Verdes streets, since his
tually passed into the hands of energy logistics        than 100 years. You know what granite costs          elegant Craftsman home on 1127 S. Palos Verdes
company Kinder Morgan who in turn sold it to            these days? It’s worth thousands and thousands       would only be a few doors walk away.
JCC Homes.                                              of dollars,” Butorovich estimates.                                      Big Hunk of ‘Pedro HIstory/ to p. 6

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                                              Harbor Area
                                              from p. 2
                                              screening, souvenir program, and party bag.
                                                  Sunday, May 6 begins at 12:30 p.m. is DocSunday.
                                              Ed Steiner will deliver a presentation. This event is
                                              sponsored by Polish Film Festival Los Angeles and
                                              TopSail Youth Sailing Program at the Los Angeles
                                              Maritime Institute. At 1:15 p.m. Kruzenshtern (Poland
                                              2010, Arkana Studio; 52 min.). At 3 p.m. One Lucky
                                              Elephant will be featured.

                                              Public History Intern
                                                   Internship applications are due, May 4, for the
                                              Movies & Memories project. Intern will schedule and
                                              digitally record interviews with long-time members of
                                              the community and participate in the development of a
                                              pictorial guide to historic San Pedro theaters.
                                                   Open to all college undergraduates who are
                                              enrolled or will graduate in spring 2012. This is a paid

                                              Tea & Sonnets Fundraiser for SBTS
                                              Shakespeare by the Sea will celebrate William
                                              Shakespeare’s 448th birthday with a Garden Tea Party
                                              at MaGriffe Galerie while raising funds to support
                                              Shakespeare by the Sea. It starts at 2 p.m. on May 5.
                                              Tickets: $40 ($45 at the door).
                                              (310) 217-7596.
                                              Venue: MaGriffe
                                              Location: 3624 S. Gaffey St. San Pedro

                                              Muller House Museum’s First Sunday Series
                                              On May 6 at 1 p.m. Muller House Museum’s First
                                              Sunday Series features community activist and former
                                              president of the ILWU Local 13, Art Almeida in a
                                              program on “Early Insights into the Labor Movement.”
                                              Some of the material covered is from his recently
                                              released book The Wobblies in San Pedro, which will
                                              be available for sale. Program begins at 1:30 p.m.
                                              Venue: Muller House
                                              Location: 1542 S. Beacon St., San Pedro
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                                                      Race for D.A.—Jackie Lacey
Seventh Street Bridge Reopened
Long Beach—The 7th Street Bridge, into Long
Beach, reopened April 28, after a year-long clo-
                                                      Speaks on Being the Adult in the Room
                                                      By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor
sure. The $2.1 million westbound bridge recon-
struction bridge was closed as part of the Orange          A candidate like Deputy District Attorney Jack-
County Transportation Authority’s West County         ie Lacey with credentials that include more than 25          Jackie Lacey
Connectors project, a $277 million project.           years of experience in the District Attorney’s Office,       Born and raised in Los Angeles, Jackie
    When completed, the West County Connec-           10 years as second in command and an endorse-                graduated from Dorsey High School, and
tors Project will reconstruct the northbound 405      ment from a well liked outgoing district attorney,           earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from
Freeway and westbound 22 Freeway to connect           would make an intimidatingly formidable candi-               the University of California, Irvine in 1979.
carpool lanes on the 605 Freeway and the San                                                                       She graduated from the University of Southern
                                                      date. But with Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen
Diego and Garden Grove freeways.                                                                                   California Law School in 1982. Jackie is
    The northbound 405 Freeway and westbound
                                                      “Nuch” Trutanich’s million dollar war chest and an           married to David Lacey, an investigative auditor
22 Freeway connector to 7th Street was closed         endorsement list that looks like a Democratic Who’s          with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s
to make way for new carpool lanes on the 405          Who list, the race looks more like a fight between           Office. The Laceys have two adult children.
beneath the bridge.                                   David and Goliath.
    Upgrades to Valley View Street, followed by            Lacey notes that Trutanich has more than just           Endorsements
work on the Seal Beach Boulevard bridge—wid-          a few chinks in his armor citing County Sheriff              U.S. Congressman Howard Berman
ening it from two lanes in each direction to three    Lee Baca’s continued role as honorary chairman               District Attorney Steve Cooley, Los Angeles
going south and four northbound—are expected to       of Trutanich’s campaign despite a steady stream              County
be completed this summer.                             of problems dogging the sheriff’s department this            Former State Senator Martha Escutia
                                                      year, ranging from deputies allegedly engaging in            Former Assembly Member George Nakano
                                                                                                                   Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard Parks
CityView Del Lago 57 Breaks Ground                    inappropriate relationships with teenage students in
                                                                                                                   Former Los Angeles City Councilman David
San Pedro—CityView Developers broke ground to         the Explorers’ program, secret cliques that see of-          Cunningham
construct 57 new townhouse style condominiums
                                                      ficer involved shootings as a badge of honor and             Among others.
this past month on the empty lot at 1450 W. Pacific
Coast Highway, near the 110 Freeway. The devel-
                                                      allegations of routine abuse of inmates in the Los
opment will have eight buildings with 140 parking     Angeles County Men’s Central Jail.                           Accolades
spaces on a 2.63-acre irregular-shaped site. The           “At the end of 2012, many of the cases that              Jackie won national attention for her successful prosecution of the county’s first race-motivated
zoning for the site was changed from a commercial     we’ve been reading about will end up in the District          hate crime. In that case, People v. Rojas, Bryant and Colwell, three Nazi Low Riders beat an older
and automobile parking zone to a restricted den-      Attorney’s Office,” Lacey noted. “No one knows                African-American man to death behind an Antelope Valley convenience store to earn their gang
sity multiple dwelling zone.                          how far up the chain we’ll end up going.”                     tattoos. All three defendants were sentenced to lengthy prison terms. Jackie was recognized by the
     Dubbed as workforce housing for young work-           Lacey said she doesn’t suspect anything nefari-          U.S. Department of Justice in May 2000 for prosecuting this case and for participating on the Law
                                                                                                                    Enforcement Coordinating Committee. Visit for more information.
ing professionals, the development has caught         ous going on in the chain of command necessarily,
many residents by surprise despite the fact the       but that based on her experience it will be found
fact the developer has been securing the zoning       that some high ranking people that were in charge         help maintain that trend. Lacey counts civil rights      like that.”
changes necessary to begin building since 2007.
                                                      of the jail knew what was going on.                       lawyer and one of the authors of the Rampart Re-              Lacey isn’t a fan of medical marijuana, she has
     One of the primary concerns about the de-
                                                           “I don’t suspect you will find the sheriff himself   port, Connie Rice as a personal friend.                  no qualm in enforcing state law. Her issue, however,
velopment is the mitigation of increased traffic.
Robert Katherman of Grumpy Old Men consulting         was told, ‘hey they were beating up on prisoners in            Lacey touts her years of managing the law of-       is the regulation of pot dispensaries and their abid-
firm, said CityView will be meeting with Wilming-     mass’ and he said do nothing about it,” she said.         fice and her leadership style, contrasted mostly with    ance with the spirit of Proposition 215 that decreed
ton Neighborhood Council Land Use Committee,               In regards to realignment, a statewide change        Trutanich as testimony of her ability to change at-      that such dispensaries be nonprofit entities that fol-
Harbor City South and North in the near future.       that shifted thousands of nonviolent felons to coun-      titude toward enforcing the law within the depart-       low zoning rule in terms of place near schools and
But a date has not been set for when those meet-      ty jails and supervised probation, she generally          ment. She noted that her first management job            family and parks.
ings will occur.                                      agrees but feels it was hastily implemented.              was as director of central operations. It was there           “Without passing judgment on medical mari-
     CityView, founded by ex-Housing and Urban             “Realignment was a sea change and it occurred        that she decided to take some corporate leadership       juana, the dispensaries bring in vagrancy, they
Development Secretary, Henry Cisneros founded         very quickly,” Lacey explained. “It was set up so         workshop to bolster her skills in the new position.      brings in crime…it attracts a certain element,”
the company nearly a decade ago to build afford-
                                                      that the probation department can do a lot of moni-       One of the things she said she learned was the im-       Lacey explained.
able housing in formally industrial or decayed                                                                  portance as well as the “how to’s” of connecting
                                                      toring. But probation officers, except for a small                                                                      Lacey grasped at the well-worn cliché “a bull in
                                                      elite group, are not armed and probation officers are     and inspiring everyone on her team to give their         a China shop” to describe Trutanich management
                                                      not trained to monitor this population of inmates.”       very best.                                               style, citing the time she spent on his transition
Granada Hills Charter High                                                                                           “You have to care about people,” Lacey said.        team when he was first elected Los Angeles’
                                                           Lacey rattled off other woes the department has
Academic Decathlon Champs                             faced, including frequent leadership changes in the       “You can’t be a crash and burn or my way or the          city attorney.

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Los Angeles—For the second year in a row, Gran-                                                                 highway kind of leader. You can’t or people won’t             In her campaign materials and her stock
ada Hills Charter High School students have be-
                                                      last two years, and the lack of money for mental
                                                      health services even while the county supervisors         follow you. They may do the bare minimum of              answers to interview questions, she notes that
come the U.S. Academic Decathlon champions
after beating out 33 other teams that had won in      keep demanding more information about whether             what you tell them to do.                                she is “the adult in the room.”
their respective states.                              parolees are completing the treatment programs.                “I’m the kind of person that inspires people to          “When I say I’m the adult in the room, I’m
    Granada Hills Charter High School’s academic           To ensure that the penal system under realign-       do their best.”                                          saying I don’t have temper tantrums,” she ex-
decathlon team, representing California, won the      ment functions efficiently, Lacey, like District At-           She cites her success as director of central op-    plains. “I understand that I can go anywhere
competition in Albuquerque, N.M. and collected        torney Steve Cooley, want to add on more serious          erations in raising the department’s trial success       and meet with any group of people and find
their trophies, medals and accolades on April 28.     felony crimes eligible for state prison terms that        rates up as well as the implementation of the Los        common ground. That’s what I mean.”
The win earned the Los Angeles Unified School         now only warrant being housed in local jails.             Angeles County Women’s Re-entry Court, Co-Oc-                 Lacey obliquely references Trutanich not-
District its 13th national title.                          “The district attorney has to add back in some       curring Disorders Court and Veterans Court.              ing that, “There are a lot of people running
    The nine-member team scored 54,081 points
                                                      of those crimes that were left on what we call the             In an editorial board meeting with the Daily        don’t have that experience, who don’t have
out of 60,000 possible. The score was the highest
                                                      N3 List because some criminals need the threat of         Breeze, Lacey said she was going to reestablish          that seasoning.”
ever recorded in the history of the U.S. Academic
Decathlon. The team also earned first place hon-      state prison,” she said.                                  the environmental crimes division noting that the             Lacey recalled the 1999 shooting spree of
ors in the “Super Quiz” contest. Granada Hills             She also believes there needs to be an expan-        division shrunk from a high of 40 investigators to       white supremacist Buford Furrow of Jewish
Charter High School tied for first place with Whit-   sion of alternative sentencing, rather than just send     one because of dwindling resources. When asked           community centers that wounded five people
ney Young Magnet from Illinois.                       all offenders to jail.                                    if would able to maintain such a division with ex-       and killed mail carrier. The case garnered wide
                                                           “We need to look for some lower level of-            isting resources, Lacey said that she could move         publicity, and to hear Lacey tell it, entice the
Gov. Brown Endorses Trutanich                         fenders we can refer out for probationary terms           around some resources with the closing of some           U.S. attorney to file hate crime charges. She
for DA                                                for counseling or drug treatment or mental health         court houses.                                            suggested there was a good deal of haggling
Los Angeles—Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen          counseling.”                                                   “The key to environmental cases is in the inves-    of what, where and how to charge the shooter.
Trutanich secured a major endorsement from                 With the 1992 Los Angeles riots anniversary,         tigation,” Lacey explained. “If you don’t have the       Furrow was ultimately charged with murder,
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Gov. Jerry Brown, April 26.                           leaders from various corners credit the gang truces,      investigation you won’t be able to go to court. So       six counts of civil rights violations and nine
    “LA County needs a DA who’s battle tested,        the Los Angeles Police Department’s conversion to         with the closure of courts I think it’s quite possible   weapons charges.
has fought crime as a frontline prosecutor, but       community policing, or the work of Three Strikes in       that we can redirect environmental crimes.                    “The deal is you have to come at people
also as a manager, overseeing a large municipal       getting thousands of violent criminals off the street.         “It’s ridiculous, here we are in Southern Cali-     on common ground,” she said. “You have to
law office with hundreds of attorneys,” said Brown
                                                      Lacey noted that no one really knows the exact rea-       fornia we have a lot of natural resources and we         be an adult.”
in a released statement. “I know the importance                                                                 need to have a presence in this field and we need
                                                      son why crime has continued to fall precipitously
                               News Briefs/ to p. 6   to historic lows but believes the the DA’s jobs is to     to have the investigative resources to put on crimes                                                                    5
                                                                   Mayor Releases Budget—
        from p. 5
        of having an experienced and a smart leader as
        District Attorney, and that’s why I’m pleased to en-
                                                                   Neighborhood Councils are Skeptical
                                                                   By Kevin Walker, Editorial Intern
        dorse Carmen Trutanich for District Attorney of LA
        County.”                                                        Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa re-        will save is even a legitimate figure given that        atic of those on the neighborhood councils, like
            Brown’s is the biggest endorsement scored by           cently released the proposed 2012-13 city budget       438 of the 669 positions to be cut are unfilled.        Humphreville and Epperhart who want a quick
        any of the candidates in the race. Trutanich had
                                                                   that, according to critics, does little more than          Other organizations have proposed their             resolution to the budget shortfall.
        already secured the endorsements of Sheriff Lee
        Baca, Supervisor Don Knabe, former Mayor Rich-             kick the can down the line in closing a projected      own solutions to the budget deficit. In March the           Some have speculated that without drastic
        ard Riordan and a number of elected officials.             $238 million deficit.                                  Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates re-               reforms, Los Angeles may be forced to file for
                                                                        Villaraigosa’s budget attempts to eliminate       leased a white paper with 21 recommendations            bankruptcy, however, the idea has yet to catch on
        FCC Vote to Require Broadcasters to Post                   the deficit with a combination of pension reforms,     to help close the shortfall, the first being a decla-   among community leaders.
        Political Ad Date on Web                                   revenue increases, layoffs and efficiency boosts.      ration of a fiscal emergency in the city that would         “Bankruptcy is not a solution,” said Bob Gel-
             The Federal Communications Commission                 The problem is that it is a structural deficit where   allow Villaraigosa to implement a yearlong sal-         fand, president of the Los Angeles Neighborhood
        voted 2-1, April 27, to require broadcasters to post       long term expenditures outstrip receipts. No mat-      ary reduction for city employees.                       Council Coalition. “It’s a last and final approach
        political ad data on the Internet to make it easier for    ter how many short term cost cuts are made, the            The recommendation, which did not make it           when you can’t do anything else.”
        the public to see how television advertising in the
        billions of dollars will be spent in this election.
                                                                   structural deficit remains.                            into the mayor’s proposed budget, is symptom-
             The information, which detail the times ads                “No one is willing to step up to the plate

                                                                                                                          Rancho LPG Safety Drill In
        aired, how much they cost and whether stations             and tell us what’s going on,” said Jack Hum-
        rejected ad buy requests from campaigns, among             phreyville, president of the Department of Water
        other things, are currently available only on paper        and Power Advocacy Committee. “There’s no

                                                                                                                          Early Planning
        at each station.                                           basic reform here.”
             The rule will first apply to affiliates of the four        At issue is the employee compensation and
        major networks (ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox) in the
        top 50 TV markets. All other stations will have until      retirement system, which according to the may-
        July 2014 to comply.                                       or’s budget proposal, accounts for 51 percent of       By Paul Rosenberg Senior Editor
             ProPublica invited readers and other journal-         the deficit. The budget proposes to raise the nor-
        ists around the country to retrieve the paper politi-      mal retirement age to 67 and limit the maximum             The Rancho LPG facility in San Pedro has            facility. I asked them to coordinate and invite the
        cal ad files and post them online for the general          retirement allowance to 75 percent of final earn-      begun planning for a drill in coordination with         responders to the exercise. The (on-scene coordi-
        public.                                                    ings.                                                  the fire department, Coast Guard and the Envi-          nators) are very experienced and I will ensure they
             Then the issue of what format the files would be
                                                                        If an employee retired today, he or she could     ronmental Protection Agency, said to EPA Region         understand our concerns. But I am not conducting
        available. FCC spokeswoman Janice Wise told Pro-
                                                                   potentially make 100 percent of what he or she         IX Enforcement Coordinator Mary Wesling, who            the emergency response drill.”
        Publica that the commission is not creating a search-
        able database of the political advertising files.          made while working.                                    is in communication with local activists. This,             This did not come across as an abdication of
             Broadcasters have fought the new disclosure                Humphreville and others have pointed out          following months of community pressure focus-           responsibility, however, but rather as a matter of
        rules from the start.                                      that the reforms won’t apply to current or retired     ing attention on safety issues at the facility.         specific organizational roles and responsibilities.
                                                                   city employees and that the slower rate of hiring          It was originally rumored that the drill would      Elsewhere, Wesling also wrote, “I will ensure
                                                                   will further reduce intended savings to the city.      occur the third week in May, but that is no longer      that they [Rancho] exercise a realistic scenario.”
                                                                         “Raising the retirement age from 55 to 67 is     the case.                                                   In a response to Wesling, local activist Con-
                                                                   great, except it should’ve been done back when             “I am not leading the drill.” Wesling explained.    nie Rutter, a retired oil industry consultant with
                                                                   they were actually hiring people.” remarked            “I have told the facility they must coordinate their    more than two decades of experience, wrote, “I
                                                                   Doug Epperhart, member of the Coastal San Pe-          emergency response plan with the Fire Depart-           greatly appreciate your cooperation in our con-
                                                                   dro Neighborhood Council.                              ment and other emergency responders … I am not          cerns for safety for what you’ve done and I hope
                                                                        Attempts to contact the Mayor’s Office were       an emergency responder. I have provided contact         will continue to do. Thanks!”
                                                                   made but a response was not attained in time for       information for the EPA on-scene coordinators               Random Lengths will report more extensively
                                                                   publication.                                           (Emergency Responders) to the facility and told         on the upcoming drill as more information be-
                                                                        Civic leaders also question the mayor’s pro-      the EPA (on-scene coordinators) in LA about the         comes available.
                                                                   posal to eliminate 669 civilian employee posi-         from p. 3
                                                                   tions from the city’s workforce.

                                                                                                                          Big Hunk of ‘Pedro History
                                                                        They say that the cuts disproportionately af-
                                                                   fect the Los Angeles Police Department and will
                                                                   take sworn officers off of the streets in order to
                                                                   compensate for the loss of civilian clerks and ad-         Some disagreement was registered by the late        in the old ground level basement housing a Los
                                                                                                                          Bill Olesen, San Pedro poet-historian and rival         Angeles Fire Department Museum and could be
Serving the Seven Cities of the Harbor Area

                                                                        “It’s not evenly distributed,” Epperhart said.    historian and local author Art Almeida on exactly       joined by more relics from the 1907 debris dump
                                                                   “Most of those cuts are going to be from the po-       where the trustees were meeting in 1900. The            site.
                                                                   lice department…they’re laying off 159 people.”        San Pedro News-Pilot reported in 1900—false-                Inspector Butorovich says the surface has
                                                                         Others doubt that the $26 million the layoffs    ly it turned out—that, “The City Has Plans to           barely been scratched, with excavation planned
                                                                                                                          Squander $10,000 on The Construction of a New           for seven more increments.
                                                                                                                          City Hall!”                                                 His past construction site surprises include the
                                                                                                                              A few local entrepreneurs then offered to           intact skeletal remains of a huge woolly mammoth
                                                                                                                          build a City Hall, on lots they owned downtown,         in Redondo Beach, now restored at the Los Ange-
                                                                                                                          to rent for anywhere from $10 to $45 a month,           les Museum of Natural History. He also uncovered
                                                                                                                          but it was 1906 before a $40,000 bond issue was         a subterranean armory in the Wilshire District.
                                                                                                                          passed to construct the new seat of municipal               City staff did not move into the 1907 City
                                                                                                                          government.                                             Hall until 1908, then lo and behold, in 1909, Los
                                                                                                                              Alas, within a few months the architect re-         Angeles “invited” San Pedro to annex to the me-
                                                                                                                          vised the $48,900 low bid by builder J.H. Roche         tropolis. If they chose against that magnanimous
                                                                                                                          upward by $16,000 and the domed edifice took            offer, locals would be shut out of the Los Angeles
                                                                                                                          form, penny-pinching townsfolk raised a stink           municipal water system. Little San Pedro had no
                                                                                                                          about allegedly shoddy work and inferior build-         budget to build its own waterworks.
                                                                                                                          ing materials.                                              We would, when billions of tax dollars were
                                                                                                                              Guided public tours were even took place to         finally realized from our port, but Los Angeles
                                                                                                                          prove its quality to the disgruntled citizenry.         wasn’t about to let that happen.
                                                                                                                              Human nature being what it is, they com-                So the deal with the devil was struck and the
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                                                                                                                          plained again, 20 years later, when the 1907 hall       sign out front would say San Pedro City Hall,
                                                                                            DBA filing and                was razed for the seven-story tower standing to-        but the City of Los Angeles would be running
                                                                                           publishing $120                day at 638 S. Beacon St.— claiming the original         the show and banking the growing port’s tax rev-
                                                                                           (310) 519-1442                 was a veritable architectural masterpiece, good         enues.
                                                                                                                          for another 100 years.                                      Some things never seem to change.
        6                                                                                                                     The handsome granite sign that marked it is
Mothers: Strengthening Family Bonds
from p. 1
                                                                                                                                                                   for parents at that time.”
                                                                                                                                                                       “Her dad and I divorced when she was two
                                                                                                                                                                   and half and then I was a single mom and moved
                                                                                                                                                                   down here to go to school at Otis [Art Institute],”
which niece made the honor roll, which cousin           them. So if there is something going on talk about                                                         she explained. “So I was doing the best I could
asked about me, her latest projects, punctuated         it, clear it up. Don’t let grudges stay and get big-                                                       for her.”
with praise or critique of the food in front of us.     ger, getting in the way of your relationships.”                                                                Now her daughter is a artist in her own right
    After reflecting on how I spend time with my             Lanta Salon proprietor, Dwainia Tullis, reared                                                        and is often the one Daub turns to for advice and
mother and how much I honor our relationship,           in a two-parent household with five siblings, grew                                                         encouragement.
I wondered about other women I’ve interviewed           up with the biblical maxim: “ Honor your father                                                                Local artist and teacher, Candice Gawne, re-
and admired throughout the years since I’ve been        and mother.” This is the first commandment with                                                            flected on her transition from a daughter to that
with Random Lengths News.                               a promise: If you honor your father and mother,                                                            of mother.
    San Pedro standard-bearer and artist Muriel         “things will go well for you, and you will have a                                                              “I realize that at this point that the most pre-
Olguin, was at the top of my list. Surrounded and       long life on the earth.”                                                                                   cious gift is intimacy that you have with this
supported by her children and grandchildren, es-             A day doesn’t go by that Tullis doesn’t call                                                          child and that my mother had with me,” Gawne
pecially since her husband, John “Mr. San Pedro”        her mom. Tullis doesn’t really buy gifts for her                                                           explained. “A child is vulnerable in the obvious
Olguin, died a little more than a year ago, she lit-    anymore, since there are 40 people in her mom’s                                                            way but I’m in new territory too. We grow to-
erally sees the fruits of her labor. I caught up with   immediate family giving her gifts all the time. In-                                                        gether, we grow to know each other, and to read
Mrs. Olguin at her studio in the Loft Gallery to        stead she focuses on the quality of the time and                                                           each other in such a intimate way and puts things
get her thoughts about the realizations she came        aims to learn everything she can from her mother                                                           in priority.
to as she transition from daughter, to mother, to       while she still can. A mother of two, grandmoth-                                                               “We see that in other people, you see [the]
grandmother.                                            er of six, and great-grandmother to one in her                                                             value changes and it changed my relationship
    “Right now my daughter takes care of me             own right, feels intently the weight her position                                                                                           with my husband
instead of me taking care of her because she is         bears.                                                                                      “I don’t know if we choose our fam-             too. We become
living with me,” Mrs. Olguin explained. “She’s               “My mom and her sister are the last so my                                          ily or not when we come here. There                 caretakers, of this
very close, very sweet and very helpful. Totally.       generation is next,” Tullis explained. “I need to                                       are things to be learned that need to be            entire     relation-
It changes when you get real old like me, at 88.”       learn as much as I can now, more so, because I                                                                                              ship.”
                                                                                                                                                learned and understood…”
    In the course of conversation she noted that        have to take the reins.”                                                                                                                        Gawne        ex-
all family relationships are “blessed relation-                                                                                                                           —Candice Gawne
                                                             Tullis feels the responsibility of being pre-                                                                                          plains her grati-
ships.” One son lives in Arizona. She doesn’t see       pared to pass on wisdom handed down through                                                                                                 tude for her close-
him much, but makes the most of the time when           the generations as well as her personal revela-                                                                                             ness and her pride
she does.                                               tions from life experience.                            est friend—a relationship made stronger because at her daughter manifest her life and responsibili-
    Mrs. Olguin, as a word of advice, implores               “I’m still her daughter, no matter how much       her daughter was very young when Daub became ties as a mother.
parents and their children alike, not allow grudg-      knowledge I may have. That’s me,” Tullis said.         a single parent after a divorce.                        Somewhere along the line, Gawne came to
es to interfere with their relationships.               “I call her about every day no matter where I am.          “The times are certainly different, but I think the epiphany that mothers give the best they have
    “Make sure you feel good towards each               I encourage her without overpowering her. It’s         when I had my daughter it was so completely dif- to offer despite the baggage they carry from gen-
other,” she said. “Talk about it if something bad       just a really special thing.”                          ferent,” she said. “My mom didn’t work, she had eration to generation.
is going on so that they can continue having the             Local artist, Anne Daub has a similar kind of     five kids and I was number four. It was kind of         “I don’t know if we choose our family or
same good feeling toward you and you toward             relationship with her daughter as being her clos-      the 50s and 60s. So it was kind of the party time
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mothers/ to p. 10

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Local Publication You Actually Read
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     May 4 - 17, 2012

        The Legacy of Pax
        James Preston Allen, Publisher
             Since the death of my 98-year-old mother,                                                trations for not just taking over these “too big to
        I’ve been thinking a lot about the generation that                                            fail” banks and running them as publicly-owned
        came before. You know, that generation born                                                   corporations for the benefit of the people of this
        before the great “war to end all wars,” who en-                                               country.
        dured the Great Depression and who then fought                                                     “Oh, but that would be socialism,” the critics
        against fascism to raise their families in the era of                                         would say. But that would be no more socialist
        Pax Americana after World War II, even though                                                 than our public schools and universities, our li-
        that period was far from peaceful.                                                            braries and parks, or our harbors and airports.
             The success of the civil rights cam-                                                                     When financial institutions be-
        paigns that confronted and attempted to                                                                    come so essential that it affects the
        resolve our long history of racism and                                                                     well-being and security of our nation,
        then the tragedy of the Vietnam War                                                                        we the people have a right to protect
        left an indelible mark on our genera-                                                                      ourselves from its misuse. And, the
        tion, the history of which is still being                                                                  federal government, through both the
        argued as memories fade with aging                                                                         Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and
        Freedom Riders, war veterans and anti-                                                                     perhaps the right of eminent domain,
        war demonstrators.                                                                                         should exercise its power to protect
             I am thinking about the legacy                                                                        us all. This falls in line with the vi-
        of my mother’s generation and their                                                                        sion that government’s true role is to

                                                                                                                                                                New Women’s Movement Takes
        drive to work for what they perceived                                                                      do for the people that which they can-
        as “the better good” and paying their fair share of                                           not accomplish themselves individually.

                                                                                                                                                                a Page from History
        taxes. All of this resulted in better public schools,                                              This vision did not exempt my mother’s gen-
        investments in modern freeways and a safety net                                               eration from performing personal acts of hero-
        that embodied a sense of collective responsibil-                                              ism such as the overturning California’s defeat of
        ity and the understanding that our futures were                                               the Fair Housing Act. Much like Proposition 8’s           By Sherry Lear, Co-Chairwoman of Los Angeles Rally, Unite Against the War on Women, member
        intertwined.                                                                                  Marriage Protection Act, the California Supreme           of
             But in the end, much of our national promi-                                              Court overturned the electorate. But still there
        nence and our vast public wealth were squan-                                                  was prejudice that existed in the real estate mar-            I am proud to say that I not only watched, but          same old faces with the same ole agenda . . . it
        dered. The Pax Americana now seems more like                                                  ket. In the late 1960s, there were no black fami-         was part, of history being made.                            was NEW women, straight women, women who
        a series of wars to maintain our military-indus-                                              lies that lived on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, un-            Just this past Saturday, April 28, in more              have had enough, whose limits had not yet been
        trial complex and establish American dominance                                                til one day a realtor friend of my mother’s asked         than 50 cities and state capitals across our great          reached.”
        over the Soviet Union, our now defunct Cold War                                               for her help. A young engineer and his family             nation, thousands joined together to march and                  Like Zoe, my heart is bursting with hope
        rival. My Grandpa Charlie used to quip, “There                                                were interested in buying a house in Rolling Hills        rally and say, “Enough is enough.”                          and joy that the oppression of women has finally
        wouldn’t be any wars if they took the profit out of                                           Estates. They had a down payment but couldn’t                 To quote my new and beautiful friend, Zoe               reached a tipping point where it can no longer
        it.” That seems to put it in a nutshell.                                                      qualify for a loan. Not because he didn’t have a          Nicholson, this was an extraordinary day: “It was           be ignored. I know that the women who stood
             Sadly, wars are still profitable for those build-                                        good job, but because of the color of his skin.           not the old dusty bureaucratic women’s organi-              with me (and the men who supported us) on
        ing the guns and bombs, and those profits come                                                     My mother rounded up a group of her lib-             zations that got lost in some GD meeting with               April 28, 2012 will not be ignored or silenced
        at the expense of our national treasury and dimin-                                            eral friends and made the loan that broke the             notes and rules and personalities. It was not the                                               continued on following page
        ishing middle class. It’s quite odd how oblivious                                             color barrier on the Hill and the first black family
        those employed by the military-industrial com-                                                moved in. That realtor was subsequently driven
            plex are to the fact that these corporations’                                             out of business by the shocked and horrified real
            huge profits are competing with expenditures                                              estate association and the neighbors who were all
Serving the Seven Cities of the Harbor Area

            of the national welfare budget. Social Security                                           nervous about the value of their properties going
            and Medicare were the two great accomplish-                                               down. But as we’ve seen over the course of the
            ments of my parents’ generation. Can you                                                  intervening years, nothing of the sort happened.
            imagine how our elderly folk would have been                                              Property values have only escalated exponen-
            treated in this current economic crisis if we                                             tially ever since.
            didn’t have Social Security and Medicare?                                                      Not long ago, I met a young man who had
                I find it hard to believe that those who rail                                         recently returned to live on the Hill. As it turned
            against “big government” don’t understand                                                 out, he was the very son of this first black family
            that “big capitalism” is even worse and, that                                             and I told him this story—one his parents never
            the Great Depression and the current reces-                                               told him. And so it is that for most of us, we are
            sion were caused by unregulated speculations                                              left with a legacy that we may have never been
            of “too big to fail” financial institutions using                                         told or really quite understood. It is a legacy of
            our deposits for something other than prudent                                             social concerns, hard work and personal sacri-
            investments. I fault past and current adminis-                                            fice—traits that are missing on celebrity TV.
                                                                                                                                                                We Are Women rally on April 28 in Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles. Photo by Mary Mullane

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Community Alert                                                                                                  a useless Board of Public Works           terminated without right of ap-    by Rating Content? Well, ratings
Possible New Property                RANDOMLetters                                                               because, critics say, that provides       peal…                              are supposed to focus mainly on
Improvement District to be                                                                                       jobs for 5 campaign contributors.                                            the probationer’s job performance,
                                                                          Help.”                                      Under City procedures, pro-             Now, in light of this Rule,     including personal traits and work
                                        Are Fish Wet? Are                      Indeed, the Mayor and Coun-       bationary employees must dem-           why is the LAPD allowed to use       habits essential to their work.
Join City Councilman Joe Bus-
                                        Angelenos Angry?                  cil are a major part of the problem.   onstrate their fitness for the job      the same rating form to evaluate                        Samuel Sperling
caino at a community meeting
                                    Some Angelenos are angry. They        They lie about the size of their       by the actual performance of their      probationary performance in such                           Monterey Park
on May 7 to discuss the pos-        feel betrayed. Their Charter is be-   workforce. The Mayor claims to         assigned duties and responsibili-       diverse classes as Clerk, Painter,
sibility of forming a property      ing trampled. Their civil service     have a staff of 94 employees, when     ties. Here’s how that requirement       Delivery Driver, Accountant, Pho-         Response to DOJ
based business improvement          has been corrupted. Their voice       in fact, the number reported by the    is spelled out in the civil service     tographer, Storekeeper, Garage
                                    at City Hall has been muffled.        Controller’s Office is 180. Simi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Decision on Kent
district along Gaffey Street in                                                                                  rules:                                  Attendant, Welder, Equipment
San Pedro, from Summerland          Increasingly, they’re treated like    larly, the Council says it hires 108          Sec. 1.26. PROBATIONARY          Mechanic, Equine Keeper, Nutri-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   State Shootings
                                    mushrooms. Yes, some Angelenos        employees. But the Controller’s                                                                                          This letter is in response to the
to 18th Street. Meeting starts                                                                                      PERIOD means the working test        tionist, and 100 other job classes
                                                                                                                                                                                              articles covering the Justice De-
at 6 p.m.                           are angry!                            number is actually 344.                   period during which the employ-      in which the Police Department       partment’s decision not to reopen
                                        Angelenos know they’re being           The Mayor and the Council            ees is required to demonstrate       utilizes civilian employees?
Venue: San Pedro Inn & Suites                                                                                                                                                                 the probe of the 1970 Kent State
                                    ripped off. They’re aware that over   want Angelenos to think they’re           his/her fitness by the actual per-        Angelenos may ask what it
Location: 111 S. Gaffey St.,                                                                                                                                                                  shootings. Well, it appears the
                                    half the City budget goes to sup-     doing everything possible to cut          formance of the duties and re-       is about probationary rating that    ghosts of Tin Soldiers and Nixon
San Pedro
                                    port an under-utilized workforce.     costs. They laid-off hundreds of          sponsibilities of his/her position   the Mayor, Council, Police Chief     are coming back to the Kent State
                                    They also know the Mayor and          employees and forced thousands            and during which he/she may be       don’t understand. Are they baffled               More Letters/ to p. 10
                                    Council mismanage employees—          to take unpaid furloughs. But
                                    treat them, collectively, as “The     they found $15,000,000 to fund

from previous page

Women Unite at Rally
any more. I am so grateful for those two coura-
geous women who decided on February 19, 2012
to post a call on Facebook to “Unite Against the
War on Women.” For that humble beginning,
more than 30,000 have joined this newly minted
and grass roots organization,
Our members represent a new wave of feminism,
the beginning of the Women’s Spring and, I can
only hope and pray for the end of centuries of
sex-based oppression.
     Whether or not you want to use the term,
there is a “war” going on in America. Some call
it a “War Against Women.”
     As my friend and colleague Jan B. Tucker has
noted, it is really a cultural war in which “control
freaks and religious fanatics are trying to turn the
clocks back 60 years, if not more.”
     I, for one, refuse to stand on the sidelines. I
have never been an official member of a feminist
group, but I have accepted the call to action by We have marched and rallied
but there is much more work to be done. Women
across the United States are being stripped of         A demonstrator at the We Are Women rally on April
their rights and denied equality. In 2011, states      28.
enacted 135 new reproductive health laws, 60
percent of these restrict access to abortion ser-      insults to women. Under a proposed law chang-
vices. Personhood amendments have been pro-            es in Georgia, rape victims would no longer be
posed in a number of states: these laws would          “victims” but termed “accusers.” Arizona legis-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Local Publication You Actually Read
criminalize all abortions even those performed to      latures have advanced a bill which will require
ensure the safety of the mother or to terminate a      women to obtain permission from their employ-
pregnancy which is the result of rape or incest.       ers to have birth control covered by their health
These laws would effectively outlaw many forms         insurance; using birth control for a non-medical
of contraception and could subject a woman who         reason would become a basis for termination.
miscarries to criminal prosecution. All of the         A lawmaker in Indiana refused to sign legisla-
major GOP Presidential candidates have signed          tion honoring the 100th Anniversary of the Girl
a personhood pledge. Mitt Romney would de-             Scouts, claiming that they support abortions and
fund Planned Parenthood which provides cancer          a homosexual agenda. (Funny, I did not see these
screening and mammograms to poor and unin-             positions on my last box of Thin Mints.) Our
sured women across the United States. Rick             children and schools face devastating budget cuts
Santorum said he would allow states to “outlaw”        while Big Oil enjoys billions in tax subsidies.
contraception. So much for small government.           White women still earn 77cents to the dollar for
     While our military spending grows and the         doing the same job as a white male. For Latinas,
richest citizens enjoy huge tax breaks, small and      the earnings are much less, 58 cents, and that’s
big towns are making budget decisions which            those whose jobs have not been shipped over-
have direct impacts on women. In Topeka, Kan.,         seas, while the virtues of the Lilly Ledbetter act
domestic violence was decriminalized as a cost-        are debated by the GOP.
cutting measure. Maryland officials ended all               Unite is compiling a compre-
funding for a pre-school program for children          hensive data base of the thousands of pieces of
from low-income families because they felt the         litigation being proposed and enacted across the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 May 4 - 17, 2012

mothers should be at home with their children,         United States and will also prepare score cards
not working. Two-thirds of the elderly poor are        for legislative voting records on women’s issues.
women and they face serious cuts to programs           Politicians be forewarned: Women will know and
which provide them with assistance for housing         remember in November 2012 (and at every other
and meals. Rush Limbaugh’s tirade against San-         election) who had stood with them.
dra Fluke was only one of a series of the recent
                                                                   transpired that fatal day one can fairly easily trace the
                                                                                                                               from p. 7
                                                                   sequence of events. What prompted the Guardsmen
                                                                   to fire appears to be their hearing of pistol shots com-                                                           people infect their families with that accumulated
        from previous page                                         ing from the crowd of protesters.                           not when we come here. There are things to be          pain from one generation to the next.
                                                                        Now given the hostile environment (they got                                                                       “What I would like to do is stop the chain of
        Campus.                                                                                                                learned that need to be learned and understood,
                                                                   themselves surrounded by) any type of nearby gun-                                                                  pain in my family,” Gawne explained. It was this
              First, your most ambitious students are being                                                                    be appreciated, and be grateful for,” she said. “In
                                                                   fire would certainly invite such a retaliatory response.                                                           epiphany that Gawne came into the realization of
        charged more money because they choose to take                                                                         parenting, parent from who you are. So much of
                                                                   Someone in a officer capacity ordered the Guard to
        more credit hours {without any justification for the in-                                                               it ... they argue nature versus nurture some of that   the depth of her love for her own parents despite
                                                                   shoot because they believed their troop was in harms
        creased fees}. Second, the annual out-of-control beer                                                                  I think we are born the way we are as a person         her friction with them when she was young.
                                                                   way. What a bizarre series of events. All this time,
        party is put down by a armed SWAT team wearing                                                                         and sometimes we have to accept that.”                     Herein lies the crux of why Mother’s Day is
                                                                   because of a deliberately botched investigation by the
        similar uniforms as the Guardsman did 42 years ago                                                                           She noted that people can be quick to blame      so important: Even if you only connect with your
                                                                   FBI {as with the other cases mentioned} we the Amer-
        {except that this time the tear gas is far more potent}.                                                               their parents for how they turned out, but she sin-    mother three times a year, each opportunity that
                                                                   ican People have been duped into thinking the deaths
        Now you have a Justice Department under the leader-                                                                    cerely believes everyone is doing the best they        you do is an opportunity to heal wounds, repair
                                                                   and injuries of thirteen students was the result of
        ship of a Democratic President that decides they would                                                                 can. Gawne explained that nothing much about           relationships and realize a greater happiness. It
                                                                        Some rogue element within the Ohio National
        rather look anywhere but at KSU or for that matter                                                                                                                            doesn’t have to happen on Mothers’ Day or birth-
                                                                   Guard where in fact it turns out that a under-cover spy     what is can be changed when it comes to people.
        perhaps Dealey Plaza, the Lorraine Hotel and the Am-                                                                                                                          days or Christmas, but it should happen some-
                                                                   sent in by the law-enforcement establishment inad-          She noted that people go through painful experi-
        bassador Hotel. Per the article: “The FBI’s Cleveland                                                                                                                         time.
                                                                   vertently (or perhaps purposely} set off this chain of      ences and situations they couldn’t cope and that
        office apparently destroyed the original Strubbe tape
                                                                   events when he was discovered) by a angry few (who
        in 1979, according to the Justice Department.” This
                                                                   also helped set off the tragedy by their actions).            from p. 1
        begs the question: why wasn’t it given to the Smithso-
                                                                                                                 Joe Bialek
        nian Museum as a artifact of history? Why the rush to
        destroy the tape?                                                                                          Anaheim       Ideas for Mom
            Per the article: “Some details of the altercation                                                                    using their online editing tools and ordering
        Allen identified on the recording seem similar to an                                                                     system. While Mothers’ Day is May 13, you can
        incident involving Terry Norman, a Kent State law                                                                        use any day or any week in May to celebrate and
        enforcement student who was carrying a concealed                                Correction:                              honor your mom.
                                                                                                                                     This month there are many events
        .38-caliber pistol during the May 4 protest. Norman               The obituary on page 15 of the April 20                happening that would make for an ideal outings
        was photographing demonstrators for the Kent State            edition of Random Lengths News errone-                     and quality family time spent. Random Lengths
        University police and the FBI. He claimed he was as-          ously stated that Mr. Harold Plople did not                News theater reviewer, John Farrell called “Night
        saulted by angry crowd members and said he drew his           have any survivors. He is survived by his                  Mother,” (pictured right)—a moving story about
        gun to warn them away.” Further: “Several witnesses           sister Sharon Curtis Johnson, a psychiatric                an aging mother and her epileptic daughter,
        said they heard a Kent State policeman who inspected
                                                                      nurse at a San Bernardino hospital. Ms.                    locked in the final night of their relationship.”
            Norman’s gun exclaim that it had been fired four
                                                                      Curtis Johnson, who spent some time with                   John notes that this story has been told before,
        times.” And finally: “Some
                                                                      her brother before his death, will be attend-              “but you will hardly see a better version than
            Guardsmen claimed they had fired in reaction to                                                                      at Little Fish Theatre.” There are a lot of
        gunshots, possibly from a
                                                                      ing a May 10 memorial service at Harbor
                                                                                                                                 restaurants within a two block radius to take
            sniper...”                                                View House in San Pedro.
                                                                                                                                 your mom and take in a good play.
            Listening to the audio tape recording of what                                                                        The Whale & Ale
                                                                                                                                 Details: (310) 832-0363;
                                                                                                                                 Location: 327 W. 7th St., San Pedro
                                                                                                                                 7th Street Chophouse                                 of the Southern California Restaurant Writer’s
                                                                                                                                 Details: (310) 684-1753;                             Association within the past three years. I would
                                                                                                                                                  suggest parking the car in ICT’s parking lot and
                                                                                                                                 Location: 465 W. 7th St., San Pedro                  hop on the big red bus.
                                                                                                                                 Neils                                                International City Theater
                                                                                                                                 Details: (310) 548-3495;         Details: (562) 436-4610;
                                                                                                                                 Location: 383 W. 5th St., San Pedro                  Location: 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach
                                                                                                                                      In Long Beach, The Fix is being staged at the   Details: (562) 491-0066
                                                                                                                                 International City Theater and will be showing       Location: 101 Pine Ave., Long Beach
                                                                                                                                 through the remainder of this month. A good          The Sky Room
                                                                                                                                 Mothers’ Day themed production, The Fix is a         Details: (562) 983-2703
                                                                                                                                 multi-genre musical that ranges from Vaudeville      Location: 40 S. Locust Ave., Long Beach
                                                                                                                                 to rock ’n’ roll centering on the efforts of a
Serving the Seven Cities of the Harbor Area

                                                                                                                                 widowed mother to guide her son to realize           Parker’s Lighthouse
                                                                                                                                 his father’s unrealized dream of becoming the        Details: (562) 432-6500
                                                                                                                                 President of the United States.                      Location: 435 Shoreline Village Drive, Long
                                                                                                                                 Details:                           Beach
                                                                                                                                                                                      Fuego at the Hilton’s Hotel Maya
                                                                                                                                    Nearby, there are several restaurants that        Details: (562) 481-3910
                                                                                                                                 have been reviewed and recommended by                Location: 700 Queensway Dr., Long Beach
                                                                                                                                 Random Lengths’ cuisine writer and member                                            —Terelle Jerricks
May 4 - 17, 2012

                                                                                                                                                                   Ian Coggeshall, Sean Lane (center),
                                                                                                                                                                   and Mike Murphy are part of the Hell-
                                                                                                                                                                   hounds slated to perform May 19 at
                                                                                                                                                                   the Grand Annex in San Pedro.

A Night of Roots, Rockabilly                                                  His blues rock band, The Hellhounds, are on verge
                                                                         of joining the ranks of The Black Keys, Jack White and
                                                                                                                                          “This is a show featuring music from the 50s,” Lane said.
                                                                                                                                      “This is going to be early rock ‘n’ roll, 50s-era blues, and

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and the Blues                                                            Gary Clark Jr. as the vanguard of the new blues artists.     rockabilly. This is a show to get people dancing and listen-
                                                                         This young talented outfit brings the blues tradition into   ing to some old songs from that time. But we are playing
   By B. Noel Barr, Music Writer Dude                                    a more contemporary setting. This is a power trio with a     originals that have 50s feel to it as well. We have Scott of

                                                                         strong feel for the groove. Their music connects the dots    course doing the rockabilly thing.”
                                                                         between the past and the present.                                The band Seatbelt featuring Scott Mclean on guitar and
           ermosa Beach outside the St. Rocke night club. The wind            The opening track of their current EP, “Mississippi     vocals will be opening for the Hellhounds, with Jim “The
was chilling to the bone and the rain was coming down hard. Inside       Ground,” is a song that grabs you and never lets go with     Kid” Matkovich on the upright bass, and vocals, and John
it was hot and the band on the stage had the crowd in awe. Everyone      its infectious rhythm. Lane’s a beast on the guitar with     “Lenny” Lenkeit on drums. This is as close as you can get
was on their feet, moving to the sounds of The Hellhounds.               brilliant slide work. The secret weapon, however, is the     to the rockabilly sound that came out of the South in the
    Sean Lane has been a fixture in and around the Harbor for the        band. Bassist Ian Coggeshall and drummer Mike Murphy         mid-50s.
past few years playing the blues. He inherited his traditional country   lock down the groove creating space for Lane’s guitar work       “This is something I have always wanted to do,” Lane
playing style from Son House and Robert Johnson. He has spent            and smooth vocal style.                                      said. “It’s a chance to play all that music that inspired me. It’s
time digging deep into the music’s more electric sounds, like R.L.            Lane talked about his upcoming show at the Grand        going to be a party atmosphere, but here is an opportunity to
Burnside. He knows the history of the blues. He has been down to         Annex at 8 p.m. May 19 as well as the band, while visit-     pay tribute to those of that time that inspired me.”
the heart of the Delta and stood at the crossroads.                      ing San Pedro.                                                                                        Hellhounds to page 15.

                                                                                                                                                                                                           May 4 – 17, 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                            May 4 – 17, 2012

                                                                                                                                                                                                         continues to “keep things hopping” he says, at
                                               Entertainment                                                                                                                                             Cherrystone.
                                                            May 4                                                                                                                                             The true fusion cuisine of the Islands gets
                                       Chris Standring                                                                                                                                                   free rein at Cherrystone. Traditional “Poke” is
                                       Chris Standring performs at 8:30 p.m. Tickets                                                                                                                     the ceviche of Hawaii, gorgeous raw cubes of Ahi
                                       are $10.
                                       Details:                                                                                                                            tuna seasoned with toasted sesame seed oil and
                                       Venue: 7th Street Chophouse                                                                                                                                       soy, generous enough for two and a real bargain at
                                       Location: 465 W. 7th St., San Pedro
                                                                                                                                                                                                         $9.50. Fried clam strips bring back summer days
                                       Punknecks                                                                                                                                                         at the beach, though the tempura treatment here is
                                       Punknecks perform at 10 p.m. May 4 at the Pike                                                                                                                    far superior, sauced with great cocktail sauce and
                                       Restaurant and Bar in Long Beach.
                                       Details: (562) 437-4453;                                                                                                                    lemon wedges. Do not miss Cherrystone’s award
                                       Venue: Pike Bar and Grill                                                                                                                                         winning chili, made sans frijoles and spectacularly
                                       Location: 1836 E. 4th St., Long Beach
                                                                                                                                                                                                         spiced and made with prime rib. This is a deal for
                                                            May 5                                                                                                                                        $5 a cup, satisfying and wonderful with chopped
                                       Storeytime and Vento Sul                                                                                             Chilean sea bass steamed in black bean       onion and shredded cheese. New England clam
                                       Storeytime, an upbeat, versatile quintet vocal
                                       group and Vento Sul (South Wind) is an all-star
                                                                                                                                                            sauce with grilled green onions and a        chowder is full of clams, packed with clam fla-
                                                                                                                                                            rice ball is a specialty at Cherrystone
                                       band featuring Brazilian, Latin and American                                                                         Grill in Gardena.                            vor. Cajun Seafood Gumbo is thick with seafood,
                                       artists will be performing May 5 at Alvas in San
                                                                                                                                                                                                         vegetables and rice, just a bit spicy and brimming
                                       Pedro. Storeytime goes on at 7p.m. and Vento Sul
                                                                                                                                                                                                         with flavor.

                                       at 9p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission
                                       and $8 for students.                                                                                                                                                   Bento is the traditional box lunch of Japan,
                                       Details: (800) 403-3447
                                       Venue: Alvas Showroom
                                                                                                                                                                                                         brought to Hawaii with great success. The variet-

                                                                                             A Jewel of Gardena
                                       Location: 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro                                                                                                                              ies of salads, rice, meat, chicken or fish make every
                                                                                                                                                                                                         bento box a delicious surprise, like opening a gift.
                                       Kaye Reznick
                                       Kaye Reznick will perform at the Long Beach                                                                                                                       Cherrystone offers a good assortment of entrees
                                       Rainbow Harbor at 5 p.m. on May 5.                       By Gretchen Williams, Cuisine Writer                                                                     for the bento, like teriyaki chicken, juicy kalua

                                       Venue: Long Beach Rainbow Harbor
                                       Location: 200B Aquarium Way, Long Beach
                                                                                                                                                                                                         pork and cabbage, macadamia nut coated mahi
                                                                                                     eonard Kim’s Cherrystone Grill is a gem,     and Polynesian favorites as well as American           mahi or shrimp with lobster sauce. Each bento
                                                            May 6                            a hidden jewel in the shadow of glitzy Hustler       classics, so the place rocks with singers later in     includes somen salad, macaroni salad, broccoli
                                       Heart Of Gold, Neil young Tribute
                                       The Heart of Gold band’s tribute to Neil Young        Casino. The Cherrystone is just one block south      the evenings. Kim is an accomplished magician          medley, steamed rice and fruit. Bento boxes range
                                       returns to Alvas Showroom at 4 p.m. on May 6. Tom     of the intersection of Redondo Beach Boulevard       and performs at the Magic Castle in Hollywood,         from $10 to $13. Bento is thought to be lunch fare,
                                       Sweeney and the Heart of Gold band pay homage
                                       to one of the most respected and prolific rock-folk   and Vermont Avenue, and yet it could be miles        so magic tricks could be performed at any time. It     but makes an excellent choice at dinner time for
                                       guitarists of the 20th century. Tickets are $20.      away from Larry Flynt’s atrocious attempt to         is easy to imagine that Cherrystone is someone’s       the light eater.
                                       Details: (800) 403-3447
                                                                                             glamorize Gardena.                                   welcoming home, rather than a restaurant.                   Cherrystone seems to know exactly what you
                                       Venue: Alvas Showroom
                                       Location: 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro                      Kim has brought the cozy feeling of a neigh-         Leonard Kim is a familiar face in the harbor       would like to eat after a tough day. Homemade
                                                                                             borhood place in Maui or the Big Island to Gardena   area. He started with take out teriyaki in the early   meatloaf and mashed potatoes is a favorite, made
                                                           May 11                                                                                                                                        from 100 percent ground chuck, and braised ribs
                                       Rick Parma & Chitown Soul                             with Cherrystone. The dining room is comfortable     days of Ports O’ Call village, and owned the Har-
                                       Singer and saxman Rick Parma & Chitown Soul           and bright with Japanese accents and art. The        bor Village Inn at 25th and Western in San Pedro.      smothered with brown gravy is tender with long
                                       will be preforming at 8:30 p.m. May 11. Doors         casual vibe conveys Island spirit on a swirly blue   He has owned and operated a variety of restaurants     cooking. Kalbi is Korean style barbecue ribs, made
                                       open at 7 p.m. May 11. Tickets are $10.
                                       Details:                longboard suspended from the ceiling. Leonard        around the port complex. His family has always         with beef ribs well aged and grilled. The rib eye
                                       Venue: 7th Street Chophouse                           has stocked the karaoke machine with Hawaiian        been a part of his restaurant life, and his sisters    steak is legendary and a steal at $18.50 for an aged
                                       Location: 465 W. 7th St., San Pedro
ACE>> Arts • Cuisine • Entertainment

                                                           May 12
                                       Caleb Quaye
                                       Caleb Quaye, former lead guitarist for Elton John,
                                       will be performing at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20.
                                       Details: (800) 403-3447
                                       Venue: Alvas Showroom
                                       Location: 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

                                       K’NAAN will be performing at 12 p.m. May 12 at
                                       the Home Depot Center during KIIS FM’s Wango
                                       Tango in Carson.
                                       Venue: Home Depot Center
                                       Location: 18400 S. Avalon Blvd., Carson

                                       DMC Los angeles, DMC USa Team DJ Battles
                                       DMC Los Angeles and DMC USA Team DJ Battles
                                       perform, at 7 p.m. May 12, at the Rhythm Lounge
                                       in Long Beach.
                                       Details: (562) 435-4288
                                       Venue: Rhythm Lounge
                                       Location: 245 Pine Ave., Long Beach

                                       Maroon 5
                                       Maroon 5 will be performing at 7 p.m. May 12
                                       at this year’s KIIS FM Wango Tango concert in
                                       Venue: Home Depot Center
                                       Location: 18400 S. Avalon Blvd., Carson

                                       JJ’s Sunset Syncopators
                                       JJ’s Sunset Syncopators return to get you toes
                                       tappin’ at 2 p.m. May 12, at the San Pedro Branch
  May 4 – 17, 2012

                                       Library. This 8-piece jazz ensemble features
                                       selections from the Golden Age of American
                                       Popular Music. The event is free.
                                       Details: (310) 548-7779
                                       Venue: San Pedro Library
                                       Location: 931 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro

          12                                       Entertainment Calendar to page 13.
                                                                                                                                                            Entertainment Calendar from page 12.
    Roger Apana barbecues chicken and ribs,
    from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and
                                                                                                                                                                                 May 13
                                                                                                                                                            Blue Bayou, Linda Ronstadt Tribute
    Sundays, at Cherrystone Grill in Gardena.
                                                                                                                                                            Blue Bayou’s Tribute to Linda Ronstadt returns
                                                                                                                                                            to Alvas Showroom at 4 p.m. May 13. Tickets
                                                                                                                                                            are $20.
                                                                                                                                                            Details: (800) 403-3447
                                                                                                                                                            Venue: Alvas Showroom
                                                                                                                                                            Location: 1417 W 8th St., San Pedro

                                                                                                                                                                                 May 18
                                                                                                                                                            Joel Gaines
                                                                                                                                                            Singer Joel Gaines will perform at 8:30 p.m. May
                                                                                                                                                            18. Tickets are $10. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                            Venue: 7th Street Chophouse
                                                                                                                                                            Location: 465 W. 7th St., San Pedro

                                                                                                                                                                                  May 4
                                                                                                                                                            El Camino College to Sponsor Third annual
                                                                                                                                                            Guitar Festival
                                                                                                                                                            The public is invited to attend El Camino
                                                                                                                                                            College’s Third Annual Guitar Festival,
                                                                                                                                                            scheduled for May 4 and 5. The festival
                                                                                                                                                            includes two full days of concerts, clinics and
                                                                                                                                                            master classes, with representatives from
                                                                                                                                                            guitar programs from nearly every college and
                                                                                                                                                            university in the area. All activities and clinics
                                                                                                                                                            are free and open to the public. The event
                                                                                                                                                            features volunteer clinicians who will teach
                                                                                                                                                            master classes on various styles of guitar,
                                                                                                                                                            including classical, rock or metal, and jazz.
                                                                                                                                                            Tickets are available for $15.
                                                                                                                                                            Venue: El Camino College Music Building 134
                                                                                                                                                            Location: 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance
14-ounce choice cut, served with baked potato and       for that fantastic chicken is a steal.
fresh vegetables. Chilean Sea bass steamed with             “I get quite a few gamblers from the casino,”                                                                         May 5
                                                                                                                                                            First Saturday Hike
black bean sauce, fresh ginger and green onions         said Roger. “Mostly the losers buy chicken. The                                                     Join an expert guide to discover habitat, wildlife
is fantastic, perfectly cooked, suited for white        winners go for prime rib.”                                                                          and more from 1 to 3 p.m. May 5, starting from
rice to soak up the wonderful sauce. Fish and           Venue: Cherrystone Grill and Grotto                                                                 the George F Canyon Preserve and Nature Center
                                                                                                                                                            in Rolling Hills Estates. Cost is $5.
chips seem un-Hawaiian, but the version served          Location: 15501 S.Vermont Ave., Gardena                                                             Details: (310) 547-0862
at Cherrystone is enough to make Honolulu feel          Details: (310) 329-8200                                                                             Venue: George F Canyon Nature Center
                                                                                                                                                            Location: 27305 Palos Verdes Dr. East, Rolling
like Harrods.                                                                                                                                               Hills Estates
    Cherrystone roasts prime rib roast very slowly

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at low temps, seasoned with Hawaiian salt and                                                                                                               Lecture: Victorian Era Medicine & the Civil War
                                                                                                                                                            The community is invited to the second in a series
select spices. The result is meltingly tender, lovely                                                                                                       of Historical Lectures, at 10 a.m. May 5, in the
with fresh horseradish and au jus. Available only                                                                                                           historic carriage barn of the Banning Museum
                                                                                                                                                            in Wilmington.”Victorian Era Medicine & the Civil
on the weekends, Cherrystone’s prime rib is priced                                                                                                          War” covers common home remedies as well as
right, with a petite 8-ounce cut for $12.50, the 12-                                                                                                        patient care during the Civil War. Guests will be
ounce house cut for $16.50 and the huge 16-ounce
Cherrystone cut for $19.50. Succulent and juicy,
                                                                                                            • Happy Hour •                                  allowed to examine the artifacts displayed and
                                                                                                                                                            will enjoy a Q-and-A session as part of the lecture.
                                                                                                                                                            Admission to the event is $5.
Cherrystone’s prime rib dinner is so popular that                                                                                                           Details: (310) 548-2005; www.thebanningmuseum.
many aficionados order the whole meal to go and
                                                                                                                                                            Venue: Banning Museum
enjoy the feast at home.                                                                                                                                    Location: 401 E. “M” St., Wilmington
    Underground barbecue legend Roger Apana
                                                                                                                                                                                  May 6
sets up his chicken and ribs operation at the east                                                                                                          Early Insights into the Labor Movement
Cherrystone entrance on Saturdays and Sundays,                                                                                                              Muller House Museum’s First Sunday Series
from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. He is well known in the                                                                                                              features longtime community activist and former
                                                                                                                                                            president of the ILWU Local 13 Art Almeida
neighborhood and has many regular customers                                                                                                                 in a program on “Early Insights into the Labor
who make the barbecue stop every weekend.                                                                                                                   Movement,” from 1 to 3 p.m. May 6 at the Labor
                                                                                                                                                            Movement Muller House Museum.
    Roger’s Huli Huli style is “The best chicken                                                                                                            Some of the material covered is from his recently
in town” according to a drive-up customer, direct                                                                                                           released book, The Wobblies in San Pedro, which
from the Hustler Casino. “My usual, with an extra                                                                                                           will be available for sale. An assortment of labor
                                                                                                                                                            memorabilia will be on display throughout the
leg for the granddaughter.”                                                                                 Godmother’s Saloon • Live jazz from Mike        month of May.
    His fedora had a jaunty angle.                                                                          Guerrero Trio: 7 p.m. every Wed. (310)          Details:
                                                                                                                                                            Venue: Labor Movement Muller House Museum
    “I come from Orange County for this chicken,”                                                           833-1589, 302 W. 7th St., San Pedro
                                                                                                                                                            Location: 1542 S. Beacon St., San Pedro
he said. “I’ve even taken this chicken to my girl                                                           Iron City Tavern • Happy Hour 1/2-price
                                                                                                            appetizers & drink specials: 4 to 6 p.m.                              May 9
in Temecula. Every day is a journey and chicken                                                             Mon. to Fri. 589 W. 9th St., San Pedro; (310)   Penguins as Sentinels for Climate Change
is my destiny.”                                                                                             547-4766                                        Biologist Wayne Trival piece will link the increasing
    Roger’s special chicken and ribs dry rub                                                                Ports o’ Call • Happy Hour: Mon. to Fri., 3     temperatures and decreasing sea ice cover in the
                                                                                                                                                            Antarctic Peninsula region to declines in krill and
remains a secret.                                                                                           to 8 p.m. Taco Tuesdays. Oyster shooter &
                                                                                                            bloody mary Wednesdays. (310) 833-3553,         Adelie and Chinstrap penguin populations, from
    “I’ll put the recipe in your coffin” he said,                                                           Berth 76 Ports O’ Call Village, San Pedro       7 to 9 p.m. May 9, at the Aquarium of the Pacific
chuckling.                                                                                                                                                  in Long Beach.
                                                                                                            San Pedro Brewing Co. • Happy Hour:             Details: (562) 590-3100;
    Diana Salvatierra is the pretty and charming
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    May 4 – 17, 2012

                                                                                                            2:30 to 6:30 p.m., Mon. to Fri. (310) 831-      Venue: Aquarium of the Pacific
help, making major league barbecue look easy.                                                               5663, 331 W. 6th St., San Pedro                 Location: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach

    Roger’s mesquite charcoal is from Mexico,                                                               Whale & ale • Happy Hour: 5 p.m. to 7
                                                                                                                                                                                 May 12
his chicken and ribs grilled over direct heat for                                                           p.m., Mon to Fri., 4 to 7 p.m. on Wed. Late
                                                                                                                                                            Forrestal Reserve Walk
                                                                                                            Night Happy Hour: 10 p.m. to Midnight,
maximum flavor and crispy texture. The barbecue                                                             Fri. Only. (310) 832-0363, 327 W. 7th St.,      The 155-acre reserve walk offers some of the best
                                                                                                                                                            wildflowers viewing in spring, from 9 to 11 a.m.
turns out rack after rack of tasty ribs, a good deal                                                        San Pedro
                                                                                                                                                            May 12, in Rancho Palos Verdes.
                                                                                                               Happy Hour Listings Are Paid Advertising
for $13 for half slabs, $25 for a whole slab. $10                                                                                                                       Entertainment Calendar to page 15.
                                                                BIG NICK’S PIzza                                        FaNCy MELTS                while enjoying exquisite Coastal California
                                                                    Tradition, variety                                  “Fancy” barely begins      Cuisine and Varietals. Relax in the Plank Bar or
                                                                and fast delivery;                                      to describe it. Our se-    Outdoor Patio for the best Happy Hour on the
                                                                you get it all at Big                                   cret recipe old-world      Waterfront. With the Award-Winning Sunday
                                                                Nick’s Pizza. The best                                  bread has been a San       Champagne Brunch, receive the first SPIRIT
                                                                selection of Italian                                    Pedro staple since         CRUISES Harbor Cruise of the day FREE. Open
                                                                specialties include                                     1975. Now we use           7 days, lunch and dinner. Free Parking. 1199
                                                                hear ty calzones,                                       it to create the most      Nagoya Way, LA Harbor - Berth 76, San Pedro •
                                                                an array of pastas                                      amazing grilled sand-      (310) 833-3553
                                                                and of course, our                                      wiches you’ll ever try.
                                                                amazing selection                                       Come taste what every-     PRONTO’S FRESH MExICaN GRILL &                                                      TRUSELa’S
                                                                of signature pizzas,                                    one has been talking       PRONTO’S BURGERS                                                                     Southern Italian &
                                       each piled high with the freshest toppings.            about... Delivered right up to your car window if                                                                                         California Cuisine •
                                       Like wings or greens? We also offer an                 you wish. Fancy Fever... Catch it! Call your order                                                                                        Bob and Josephine
                                       excellent selection of appetizers, salads,             ahead for made–to–order, no–waiting pick-ups!                                                                                             Trusela have been
                                       beer and wine. Call for fast delivery. Hours:          Hours: Tues–Fri 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat – Sun 11                                                                                            awarded the “Most
                                       10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-11:30             a.m. – 2 p.m., closed Monday. 2331 Alma St.,                                                                                              Promising New Res-
                                       p.m. Fri. & Sat. 1110 N. Gaffey St., San Pedro         San Pedro • (310) 547-4331                                                                                                                taurant 2010” award
                                       • (310) 732-5800                                                                                             (25th and Western)             Los Angeles                                          and three stars 2011
                                                                                              IRON CITy TaVERN                                     2420 S. Western Ave. ,       110 W. El Segundo                                       and 2012, by the
                                       BOaRDWaLK GRILL                                                                          Iron City fea-          San Pedro,              Blvd., Los Angeles,       Southern California Restaurant Writers Associa-
                                                                                                                                                      (310) 832-4471             (310) 527-7323           tion. Catering available for all ocassions. Hours:
                                                                       C a s u a l                                              tures a newly
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sun. 5 p.m.–Close, Lunch: Tues–Fri 11:30–2:30,
                                                                   waterfront                                                   renovated din-
                                                                                                                                                                                   Gardena                Dinner: Tues–Sat 5 p.m.–Closing. 28158 S.
                                                                   dining at its                                                ing room and                                                              Western Ave., San Pedro • (310) 547–0993
                                                                   finest! Famous                                               wonderfully re-                               13890 S. Normadie
                                                                                                                                                                                Ave., Gardena,  
                                                                   fo r s l a b s o f                                           stored bar in a
                                                                                                                                                                               (310) 327-5615
                                                                   Chicago-style                                                modern setting.                                                           THE WHaLE & aLE
                                                                   baby back ribs,                                              The most com-                                                              San Pedro’s
                                                                   fish-n-chips,              fortable gastropub in San Pedro, Iron City offers                                                                                          British Gastro
                                       rich clam chowder, cold beer on tap and                casual dining for lunch and dinner with food                                                                                               Pub offers
                                       wine. Full lunch menu also includes salads,            service at the bar. Catch all sporting events on     SaN PEDRO BREWING COMPNay                                                             comfor table
                                       sandwiches and burgers. Indoor and outdoor             seven 50” screens in surround sound and listen                              SPBC has an                                                    dining in oak
                                       patio dining available. Proudly pouring                to your favorite tunes on our internet jukebox.                         eclectic menu featuring                                            paneled setting,
                                       Starbucks coffee. Open 7 days a week. Free             (Iron City is a supporter of the Black & Gold.)                         pastas, steaks, seafood,                                           featuring English
                                       Parking. 1199 Nagoya Way, LA Harbor - Berth            Iron City features authentic Philly cheese steaks,                      sandwiches, salads,                 fish & chips, roast prime rib, sea bass, rack of
                                       77, San Pedro • (310) 519-7551                         various hot sandwiches and burgers, calamari                            delicious appetizers, and           lamb, beef Wellington, English pies, venison,
                                                                                              steaks and a variety of Italian pasta dishes.                           great BBQ. Handcrafted              salmon, swordfish & vegan/vegetarian
                                       BUONO’S aUTHENTIC PIzzERIa                             Hours:10:30 a.m.-2a.m. 7 days a week. Happy                             ales and lagers are made            dishes. Open for lunch & dinner, 7days/wk;
                                                                        A San Pedro           hour from 4-6 p.m. featuring 1/2 priced appetiz-                        on the premises. A full bar         great selection of wines; 14 British tap ales,
                                                                   landmark for over          ers and drink specials. Free parking in rear. 589                       with made-from-scratch              & full bar. Frequent live Music. First Thursday
                                                                   40 years, famous           W. 9th St., San Pedro • (310) 547-4766                                  margaritas and a martini            live band & special fixed price menu. Hours:
                                                                   for exceptional                                                                                    menu all add fun to the             Mon.-Thu. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri. 11:30 a.m.-
                                                                   awa rd - w i n n i n g     MISHI’S STRUDEL BaKERy                               warm and friendly atmosphere. WIFI bar                 midnight Sat. & Sun. 1-10 p.m. Bar open late.
                                                                   pizza baked in                                   Mishi’s is a fragrant          connected for Web surfing and e-mail—bring             327 W. 7th St., San Pedro • (310) 832-0363
                                                                   brick ovens.                                     landmark on 7th Street,        your laptop. Hours: From 11:30 a.m., daily.  
                                                                   Buono’s also                                     where it is possible to        331 W. 6th St., San Pedro • (310) 831-5663
                                                                   o f fe r s c l a s s i c                         find Nirvana by following
                                       Italian dishes and sauces based on tried-                                    your nose. The enticing
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                                       and-true family recipes and hand-selected                                    aroma of baking strudel is                                  SPIRIT CRUISES                San Pedro’s Best Guide To
                                       ingredients that are prepared fresh. You can                                 impossible to resist, and                                       An instant                     —Fine Dining—
                                       dine-in or take-out. Delivery and catering are
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                                                                                                                    the darling café is warm
                                                                                                                    and welcoming like your
                                                                                                                    favorite auntie’s house.
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                                       11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 11 a.m.-11              Aniko and Mishi have expanded the menu to                                         while the majesty
                                       p.m. 1432 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro • (310)             include homemade goulash soup and a variety                                       of the harbor                      Copy Today!
                                       547-0655                           of sweet and savory Hungarian strudels,              slips by. Our three yachts and seasoned
                                                                                              crepes and pastas. The best indulgence is            staff provide for an exquisite excursion every
                                       THE CHOWDER BaRGE                                      taking a frozen strudel home to bake in your         time, and “all-inclusive” pricing makes party
                                                                         L.A. Harbor’s        own kitchen and create that heavenly aroma at        planning easy! Dinner Cruise features a
                                                                     famous floating          your house. Mishi’s Strudel Bakery and Café,         3-course meal, full bar, unlimited cocktails
                                                                     restaurant,              309 W.7th St., St., San Pedro • (310) 832-6474       and starlight dancing. Offering the ultimate
                                                                     surrounded by                                  excursion for any occasion. Free Parking.
                                                                     boats in Leeward                                                              1199 Nagoya Way, LA Harbor - Berth 77, San
                                                                     Bay Marina. Dine                                     NIKO’S PIzzERIa          Pedro • (310) 548-8080, (562) 495-5884
                                                                     inside by our fire                                       Downtown San
                                                                     place, or outside                                    Pedro’s newest
                                                                     on our deck .                                        restaurant features      TaxCO MExICaN RESTaURaNT
                                                                     This unique spot                                     a full Italian menu,         We are proud to serve our community for
                                                                     ser ves great                                        as well as pizza,        over 25 years. We offer some of the most
                                                                     sandwiches,                                          and a beer and wine      unique Mexican dishes around, including the
                                                                     burgers, fish &                                      bar. We carry a wide     best fajitas in town in a great family atmosphere.
                                       chips, wings and of course, the BEST clam                                          selection of beers       Catering for every occasion. Beer, wine and
                                       chowder anywhere! Try our sourdough bread                                          on tap and by the                                        margaritas to your
                                       bowl and daily specials. Wine and beer                 bottle. Watch sporting events on plasma TV                                           taste. Tony and Vini
                                       on tap or by the bottle, featuring our 34oz            screens throughout the restaurant. Delivery                                          Moreno welcome
                                       Captains Mug! The new owners have kept                 service to all of San Pedro, Port locations, and                                     you. Hours: 9
                                       the “funkiness” of the old barge, and stepped          hotels. 399 W. 6th St., San Pedro (at the corner                                     a.m. to 10 .m.
                                       it up several notches. Watch the games on              of Mesa and 6th sts.) • (310) 241-1400                                               daily. Major credit
                                       our big screen TVs, utilize our WiFi and enjoy                                                                                              cards accepted.                To Advertise in
  May 4 – 17, 2012

                                       our XM tunes. THE place for your next party.           PORTS O’CaLL WaTERFRONT DINING                                                       29050 S. Western
                                       Hours: Mon, Tues 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Wed, Thurs                                    Since 1961 we’ve                                              Ave., San Pedro            Random Lengths News’
                                       11 a.m.–8 p.m. Fri, Sat, Sun 9 a.m.–8 p.m.                                extended a hear ty                (at Capitol and Western) • (310) 547-4554
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                                                                                                                                                                    Entertainment Calendar from page 13.
 RandomNotes                                                                                                   the group’s CD Revolution # 9.
                                                                                                                   Bill Grisolia has the vocal chops that
                                                                                                                                                                    Details: (310) 541-7613;
                                                                                                                                                                    Venue: Forrestal Reserve
                                                                                                               resonate with his darker lyrics like their song      Location: 32201 Forrestal Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes

a NIGHT aT THE HOUSE OF BLUES                                                                                  “Whiskey Town.” Even the cover of the Al Green
                                                                                                               classic, “Take Me to the River;” this does not                              May 12
   By B. Noel Barr, Music Writer Dude                                                                          demand the range that Al Green gives this song.      american Indian Pow Wow
                                                                                                               What seems to be the Achilles heel is the covers     American Indians from across Southern California
   W    e cruised the freeways and byways into         of equipment. I hate to think what happens on           they perform. Some songs like The Beatles,           will come together in celebration at the 2nd Annual
                                                                                                                                                                    Pow Wow: Honoring the Indigenous Peoples of the
West Hollywood on April 28th for an evening of         nights when metal is performed. Actually, a DJ          “Come Together” are so iconic that anything          Americas hosted by California State University,
southern styled food, booze and blues. If you’ve       would fit perfectly on that stage.                      other than complete artistic ownership with a        Dominguez Hills from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 12, and
never been to the House of Blues, it’s like walking        Despite the noise from below, what                  song like that always comes off less than stellar.   11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 13, in the Sculpture Garden.
into a New Orleans juke joint with its rural art       happened from 8 p.m. when the group hit the             This happened a few times throughout the set         A social and also sacred gathering, pow wows bring
and French faux designs carved into the dark           boards to around 10 p.m. when they did their            when a cover was pulled out; the songs did not       together tribes from all over the country. Traditional
wooded interior walls. The evening started with        last set was brilliant. The New Blues Revolution        ring as true as they could.                          songs and dances are performed by men and women
blackened salmon entree and healthy libations          took us into some interesting musical territory.            Beyond that Grisolia is great to watch. He       in colorful and elaborate tribal regalia. The pow wow
served in a mason jar. This, by the way, was not       The three sets included eight originals and 10          works the stage like a playful tiger. You never      at CSU Dominguez Hills will feature exhibition and
the usual Hollywood experience. Everyone was           covers. The music fell into four categories of          know where he is going to take you. The show         social dancing, singing and drumming. Many vendors
                                                                                                                                                                    will be in attendance selling goods such as Indian
nice, the service was beyond excellent.                blues, rock, rhythm and blues, and fusion. Let’s        was a bit loose and the points that really           jewelry, clothes, music, books, and food including
    But the good food and service wasn’t the           be clear, they are not a pure blues band. The           connected did not happen as much as one              Indian tacos and frybread.
reason for the long ride into WEHO. We were            songs the group really connected with were their        would want. That being said, overall the group       Venue: Cal State Dominguez Hills
there to see The New Blues Revolution fronted          originals. Those songs spoke to the listeners           has the chops to get a crowd going and set the       Location: 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson
by singer, songwriter and pianist Bill Grisolia.       with authenticity.                                      tone at any venue. What we have is a band made
Guitarist Chap Cooper, drummer Brad Dawson                 The song “Blue Café” paints a picture of the        up of solid players. If they can build up enough                           May 17
and bassist Hank Van Sickle (formerly of the           happening hub that is the Long Beach Blues              original material to fill the gap without having     aquarium’s First Penguin Exhibit Opens
John Mayall’s Blues Breakers, filling in for           scene. While the instrumental “Pink 7” comes            to resort to working covers, they could be on to     The Aquarium of the Pacific will debut the June
regular band member Barry Hayman) on this              by way of the Jeff Beck or Joe Satriani school of       be something new. They have the ability to go        Keyes Penguin Habitat, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                    May 17, in Long Beach. The exhibit will feature
night.                                                 jazz, rock, blues fusion, the tune “Let Me Go”          well beyond the boundaries of the greater Los        Magellanic penguins, some of which were rescued
    What we witnessed was a band working very          is one of those kick ass tunes that rock and            Angeles-Long Beach Harbor Area.                      from Brazil, where they were stranded outside of
hard to play above a cacophonous din rising from       bite you at every turn. The song harkens back               Before leaving the West Hollywood nightspot,     their native habitat. Cost ranges from $13.95 for
the main stage. The group soldiered on through         to the southern rock sound of Molly Hatchet.            the group was informed that they would be a          young children to $24.95 for adults.
what sounded like Armageddon rumbling                  “Big House” has more of a delta feel with Chap          part of a cadre of artists who will represent        Details: (562) 590-3100; www.aquariumofpacfic.
through the floorboards. The Crossroads Stage          Cooper showing off his slide licks. “Sway” is a         the House of Blues. The New Blues Revolution         org
is on the second floor of the 3-story restaurant       true tail dragging blues or rock vamp, very wet,        is coming to Busters Beach House in the Long         Venue: Aquarium of the Pacific
and performance venue. Its stage is big enough         and wild, like some swamp beast coming out on           Beach Marina from 4 to 8 p.m. on May 6. Details:     Location: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach

to hold a four piece band and a modest amount          the bayou nightfall. The last three songs are on
Continued from page 11.
                                                           Lane describes himself as a through-and-            the Harbor or South Bay area. I expect this group

                                                                                                                                                                                          May 4
                                                       through blues guy, but that in the past 3 to 4 years,   to break into the new blues scene as it begins to    Mrs. Smart’s Spectacular Circus
                                                                                                                                                                    Bored with school, her parents, her electronic
                                                       he gotten deep into rockabilly.                         explode across America and the world. The blues      gadgets and her 2,472 “really close friends” on
     When asked who those inspirations were,               “All artists go through a phase that they learn     has lately been going through a dormant period.      FacePlace, Priscilla Pagliaccio decides to seek
Lane replied, “Chuck Berry for one. But there          from ideally,” Lane explained. “I went through my       The audience is ready for a purer more driven        adventure under the Big Top. Come along for
                                                                                                                                                                    the roller coaster ride as she joins up with “Mrs.
are certain songs that are more important than the     John Lee Hooker phase and R.L. Burnside. When           electric sound. There are few artists who are in a   Smart’s Spectacular Circus!” and learns lessons
artists,” he explained with his encyclopedic blues     I was kid I was into Led Zeppelin.”                     position to jump into this arena. The Hellhounds     about love, friendship, and living in the real world,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Shop Local. Dine Local. Support Your Community.
mind. “Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats [with]           “You get into the music intensely and you           are on the cutting edge of the new reinvention of    starting at 8 p.m. May 4 through 26, with matinees
                                                                                                                                                                    at 2:30 p.m. May 13, 20 and 27, at The Found
his song “Rocket 88” is a good example (That was       study that style. So that is happened to me re-         the blues.                                           Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for
Ike Turner’s band)... This is considered the first     cently with the Rockabilly thing,” Lane explained.      Details: www.reverbnation/thehellhoundsrock          children 12 and younger.
                                                                                                                                                                    Details: (562) 433-3363;
rock ‘n’ roll record.”                                 “The Rockabilly music is the roots of the music         Venue: Grand Annex                                   Venue: The Found Theatre
     Lane went on to explain that the 1951 song was    that I grew up listening to. At this show, I have a     Location: 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro                  Location: 599 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach

recorded at Sam Phillips Sun Studios in Memphis,       platform to play this music. This just fun music,
                                                                                                                                                                    Spring awakening
and that on the journey to the recording session,      everybody likes it.”                                                                                         Spring Awakening plays at 8 p.m. May 3 through
the amp had fallen, creating a very dirty distorted        Lane explained that rockabilly music is the                                                              5, with a 2 p.m. peformance May 6, at Cal
                                                                                                                                                                    State Dominguez Hills’ University Theatre.
sound. Phillips liked this sound, and the swinging     basis for the heavier stuff that blues rock is all                                                           General admission cost is $15; students and
little number that hung about the Oldsmobile,          about.                                                                                                       senior citizens pay $12. Originally written in
Rocket 88, which had just come out onto the                “It’s one of those things that is all related,                                                           1891 by Frank Wedekind and adapted into
                                                                                                                                                                    a rock-opera in 2006 by Steven Sater, with
market in 1949.                                        every genre of blues are all cousins,” Lane said.                                                            music by Duncan Sheik, Spring Awakening is
     “You see,” Lane explained. “Rock ’n’ roll             This is going to be night of celebration of the                                                          about young adults working through issues of
                                                                                                                                                                    sexuality within the confines of strict school
came out of swing music... Big Joe Turner’s            old and the new. Lane is bringing some special
                                                                                                                                                                    and home environments, all complex subjects
‘Shake Rattle and Roll’ was more of a swing            guests on at 8 p.m. May 19 for this one time only                                                            that still resonate today.
number. When Elvis came along, he added that           event. Featured during the two sets is Darren                                                                Details: (310) 243-3589;
country feel which is more straight time.”             “Mojo Slim” Lancaster, who will join the band on                                                             Venue: University Theatre
     Lane noted that it was from Elvis rockabilly      Harmonica. Scott Mclean will come on and play                                                                Location: 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson

music sprang emulating him.                            a set, and a very special guest Mr. Dave Widow
                                                                                                                                                                                              May 9
     Lane recounted a little story about Carl “Blue    will join in the final set. This could be one of the                                                         Panache
Suede Shoes” Perkins when he first heard Elvis         high points with two men working everyone into                                                               Panache will show through May 26. Performances are
                                                                                                                                                                    Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sunday May 13 at 2
on the radio.                                          a musical frenzy.                                                                                            p.m. and 5p.m. and Thursday May 24 at 8 p.m.
     Perkins wife said to him, “Come hear this. This       This also maybe one of the few times we will                                                             D e t a i l s : ( 310 ) 51 2 - 6 0 3 0 ; h t t p : / / w w w.

boy sounds just like you.” He went to Sun Studios      see the Hellhounds. They are about to embark on                                                    
                                                                                                                                                                    Venue: Little Fish Theatre
became a part of music history.”                       a greater journey that is going to take them out of                                                          Location: 777 Centre St., San Pedro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    May 4 – 17, 2012

                          art Spotlight                                                               Dr. Michael Weitzman:                                                                        began to seriously contemplate suicide.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        “Once Mike found out,” Uller explained, he
                                                                                                                                                                                                   said he’d do the surgery for free. But the hospital
                          Bird is Back
                                                 May 3
                                                                                                                 Icon of Caring and Service                                                        still required several thousand dollars for her care.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mike found a foundation to cover the cost and
                                                                                          S ome
                          The selected works of Jerry Byrd, from 1970 to 2012,                                                 by: Arthur R. Vinsel
                          will be on display May 3 through July 27, at Gallery                                                                                                                     everything worked out, Uller recounted. “And that
                          478 in San Pedro. An artist reception is scheduled                          doctors golf                                                He was an optometrist who
                                                                                                                                                                                                   patient is fine and back to work.”
                          from 4 to 7 p.m. May 5. The gallery is open Monday          religiously on Wednesdays and                                           spent his entire professional life
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Someone once asked behind his back “‘Doesn’t
                          through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.                       some become dehumanized when                                            here, settling after U.S. Navy
                          Details: (310) 732-2150                                                                                                                                                  that guy have a life?’ ‘Yes, he has a life,’” I said.
                          Venue: Gallery 478                                          they make their very names a                                            service. He became a bulwark
                                                                                                                                                                                                   “And it is a wonderful, marvelous life.”
                          Location: 478 W. 7th St., San Pedro                         corporation. But Dr. Michael                                            of San Pedro’s entrenched civic
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Uller and Weitzman lunched regularly at Ante’s
                                                                                      Weitzman believed in people,                                            and social service community.
                          Curious Matters at First Thursday                                                                                                                                        Restaurant the past 18 months, as the cancer,
                          Assemblage works by RLn publisher James Preston             service, patience and love of life                                      He always had time to help
                                                                                                                                                                                                   thought beaten several years ago, recurred and
                          Allen and Anne Olsen Daub will be on display at             as a gift.                                                              make it a better place, mentoring
                          the First Thursday Artwalk from 6 to 9 p.m. Show                There’s probably one like                                           newcomers joining agencies and
                          runs May 3 to June 28.                                                                                                                                                        “It was a way of saying ‘Hi and goodbye,’”
                          Venue: The Loft Gallery                                     him in every town in America,                                           organizations he led, or helping
                                                                                                                                                                                                   said Uller.
                          Location: 401 S. Mesa St., San Pedro                        someone who raises money for                                            with fundraising acumen.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ante’s was packed in January as Weitzman
                                                                                      good causes, leads by example,                                              “The way man treats fellow
                                                 May 12                                                                                                                                            and his wife of 52 years, Phyllis, were co-honored
                          8-Bit Tropical: Ghetto Palms in the Mushroom                quietly imparts wisdom, values                                          man stirred him,” said fellow
                                                                                                                                                                                                   with the Lions Club’s Ante Perkov Humanitarian
                          Kingdom                                                     friendship and shows humility        Aug. 19, 1929 – April 16, 2012     past president of the Lions Club,
                                                                                                                                                                                                   of the Year Award.
                          Runs from 6 to 11 p.m. through May 12, at                   toward the less-blessed.                                                Wayne Bettis, one of many who
                          Chatismo 101 Studio in Long Beach. 8-Bit Tropical                                                                                                                             Educator and civic activist Annette Ciketic
                          is an art show of pixel art, 8-bit design and vintage           Weitzman was a joyful Jewish man steeped in eulogized the beloved eye doctor.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   recalled his comment that night: “The thing you
                          video game console artwork inspired by the early            the rich heritage of his faith. He was 82 when he         Howard Uller, director emeritus of Toberman
                                                                                                                                                                                                   have to remember about life is to just show up...”
                          arcade and video game consoles of the 1970s                 succumbed to cancer April 16. A grand crowd filled Settlement House and longtime friend of Weitzmann
                          and 1980s.                                                                                                                                                                    She echoed the traditional Jewish byword used
                          Details: (562) 507-2951                                     Temple Beth El for his upbeat celebration of life echoed the theme of selflessness and compassion,
                                                                                                                                                                                                   as a toast, a greeting and a farewell for centuries.
                          Venue: Chatismo 101 Studio Presents                         the Friday after.                                    patience and humility, tempered by great good
                          Location: 419 E. 6th. St., # 101, Long Beach                                                                                                                                  “Mike, l’Chaim,” (To Life.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                        And he clung to life with gusto in his final
                                                                                                                                                “Mike’s a very spiritual person,” Uller
                                                                                                                                           explained. “We Jews have this biblical dictum:
                                                                                                                                                                                                        He visited with friends, continued his voracious
                                                                                                                                           Tzadakeh, which means charity and teaches [that]
                                                                                                                                                                                                   lifelong passion for reading and learning and
                                                                                                                                           we must be good to the poor and the stranger. It
                                                                                                                                                                                                   eventually, as he weakened, he dictated letters to
                                                                                                                                           comes from when the Children of Israel were poor
                                                                                                                                                                                                   myriad friends and associates from his sickbed until
                                                                                                                                           and strangers in Egypt. Mike absolutely lived that
                                                                                                                                                                                                   the final days.
                                                                                                                                           principle,” Uller said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        He wanted them to know how he’d appreciated
                                                                                                                                                Uller called Weitzman a master at charity
                                                                                                                                                                                                   having them in his life.
                                                                                                                                           fundraising and that he put in more time as a
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Having spent more than 40 years in his own
                                                                                                                                           volunteer at Toberman than some professionals
                                                                                                                                                                                                   private practice and more recently with San Pedro
                                                                                                                                           there. And this was aside from his own career.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Eye Care Associates, Dr. Weitzman was active
                                                                                                                                                Uller recalled an instance to illustrate his
                                                                                                                                                                                                   with Lions Club vision care programs for the low-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   income population.
                                                                                                                                                A low-income woman was going blind. She
                                                                                                                                                                                                        He was the jovial fellow in white lab coat
                                                                                                                                           was a medical biller, but could no longer read the
                                                                                                                                                                                                   who gave school children and adults eye tests and
                                                                                                                                           computer screen and lost her job. County health
                                                                                                                                                                                                   screening for other problems in the Lions Club
                                                                      365 W.      Sixth Street, San Pedro, Calif • 310-547-2348            officials wouldn’t provide cataract surgery and she
                                                                                                                                                                                                   mobile clinic.
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                                       Friday, May 25, 2012                  (Every Fourth Friday of the Month)
                                                                                                                                                                                                        “He was a wonderful man and very concerned
                                                                                                                                                                                                   about good vision for everyone, no matter their
                                       Dance Class 7 p.m. • Band Starts at 8 p.m.                                                                                                                  circumstances,” said Luis M. Lozano, executive
                                                                                                                                                                                                   director of Beacon House, the nonprofit alcohol and
                                       Come join Barry Anthony, Sylvia Rodriguez and LA’s hottest swing band, “The                                                                                 drug recovery program with 120 men.
                                       Swing Of Things” for SWING PEEDRO, an evening of wonderful music, friends                                                                                        “He helped an awful lot of our men get their
                                       and dancing to your favorite Classic Big Band Swing songs. You’ll hear the
                                                                                                                                                                                                   glasses over the past 10 years,” notes Lozano.
                                       songbooks of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Harry James, Frank Sinatra, Doris
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Residents enroll in academic or trade school in
                                       Day, Nat King Cole and many more while dancing and socializing with friends
                                                                                                                                                                                                   their second year there and many require glasses.
                                       at the People’s Palace in the heart of San Pedro!
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Raised in the Midwest, Weitzman received
                                       New to dancing? Take the free one hour dance lesson with our pro instructor
                                       at 7, learn some steps and at 8, the music and the dance begin! Don’t have a                                                                                undergraduate schooling at Case Western University
                                       partner? Come along and dance with our instructors, guests and suave Peedro                                                                                 and graduated in 1957 from the Ohio State
                                       staff dancers. Free light refreshments! Advance tickets available for $17,                                                                                  University School of Optometry.
                                       online at and                                                                                                Once he settled in San Pedro with a practice in
                                       and Tickets at door $20. Call (310) 547-2348 for info and                                                                                   the South Shores District, he joined the San Pedro
                                       tickets. Get your tickets early!                                                                                                                            Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and Lions Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                   and later newer groups such as the Grand Vision
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Foundation and First Thursday Art Walk.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Besides his wife Phyllis, Weitzman is survived
                                                                                                                                                                                                   by his sons Gregg and Don, and his daughter, Dr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Dedra Gierut.
  May 4 – 17, 2012

                                                                                                                          478 W. 6th St. • San Pedro
                                                                                                                               Tickets & Info: Williams Bookstore,

                            SUSHI BAR                   LA Harbor International Film Festival • May 3 through 6—
                                                        Opening Night Friday • May 4 • 7:30 p.m. • POLA premiere of La Prima Cosa Bella {The First Beautiful Thing} (Italy,
                                                        2011, 122 min.; drama/comedy, in Italian with sub-titles). The film is not rated and intended for an adult audience
                                                        (viewer discretion advised; mature themes, language).
    Every 1st Thursday
       Izon Eden,                                       Saturday •May 5 • 12 p.m. • OLD FASHIONED SATURDAY MATINEE Journey to the Center of The Earth , The film is
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  Discounted Specials                                   is $5 with Read the Book See the Movie participants and their families invited to attend free.
   Celebrate the Arts         Japanese Restaurant
                                   Sushi Bar            Saturday • May 5 • Evening is the HOLLYWOOD NOSTALGIA TRIBUTE (HNT): Rodgers & Hammerstein’s State Fair
327 W. 7th St. • 832-0363        380 W. 6th St. • 832-5585                              (1962; 97 min.) The film program at the WGT begins at 7 p.m.
                                                                                      GALA: 5-6:30 p.m. at the elegant Arcade Building precedes the HNT film. Guests will
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                                                                                      at the door space permitting. Included are film program, preferred seating, souvenir
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                                                                                      Sunday • Closing Event • May 6 • 12:30 p.m. DOCSUNDAY: 15 minute program and
                                                                                      lecture presented by Ed Steiner. 1:15 p.m. • POLA premiere of Kruzenshtern (Poland,
                                                                                      2010, 52 min.; Polish with sub-titles). “Q&A” to follow.
                                                                                      3 p.m. POLA premiere of One Lucky Elephant (U.S.A., 2010; 90 min.). “Q&A” will

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          File no. 2012032486

                                                                                                                                     Bulletin Board
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The following person(s) is (are)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   doing business as: (1) diaz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   painting, 23412 Figueroa, Car-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   son, CA 90745. County of L.A.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Registered owner(s): Vincent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Diaz, , 23412 Figueroa, Car-
                                              Bread & Hyacinths Los
                                              This is the book that explains why the city of
                                                                                                                  Don Marshall CPA, Inc.
                                                                                                                         (310) 833-8977
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   son, CA 90745. This business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   is conducted by an individual.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The registrants commenced
                                              Angeles is the way it is. Bread and Hyacinths: the
                                              Rise and Fall of Utopian Los Angeles is the grip-
                                                                                                                      Don Marshall, MBA, CPA                                                    Golden West Realty                                 to transact business under the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   fictitious business name listed
                                                                                                                Specializing in small businesses                                  Serving San Pedro and the entire South Bay since 1980            above N/A. I declare that all
                                              ping, little-known saga of the great battle between
                                                                                                           CPA Quality Service at very reasonable rates                                                                                            information in this statement is
                                              Job Harriman, the West Coast’s leading socialist,
                                                                                                                                                  NEW LISTING IN WILMINGTON!                                       true and correct. (A registrant
Serving the Seven Cities of the Harbor Area

                                              and General Harrison Gray Otis, publisher of the                                                                                    Three bedroom,                                                   who declares as true informa-
                                              Los Angeles Times—a battle for the future of Los                                                                                    13/4 bath home                                                   tion, which he or she knows to
                                              Angeles.                                                                                                                            on a large corner                                                be false, is guilty of a crime.) S.
                                              Written by Lionel Rolfe, Nigey Lennon and Paul                                              Please helP!                            lot.    Features                                                 Vincent Diaz, Owner
                                                                                                                                        The animals at the Harbor                 include         a                                                This statement was filed with
                                              Greenstein, Bread and Hyacinths was originally                                              Animal Shelter have
                                                                            published in 1992 by                                         ongoing need for used                    covered patio off                                                the County Clerk of Los Angeles
                                                                                                         Vintage Auto &                   blankets, comforters,                   the living room,                                                 on Feb. 28, 2012. Notice-In ac-
                                                                            California Classics
                                                                                                                                               pet beds.*                         a spacious yard                                                  cordance with subdivision (a)
                                                                            Books.                      Motorcycle Storage                Drop off at harbor animal                                                                                of Section 17920, a Fictitious
                                                                                                         25 indoor & outdoor                                                      with fruit trees,
                                                                            It is reprinted by                                            shelter, 957 N. Gaffey st.,             and a detached                                                   Name Statement generally
                                                                            Random Lengths                      stalls                                                                                                                             expires at the end of five years
                                                                                                       • Armed Response Alarm                    san Pedro.                       2 car garage. This “1 Owner Home” is conveniently
                                                                            News and available          System                           888-452-7381, x 143                      located to shopping, parks, and freeway.                         from the date on which it sions
                                                                            for $15.                   • Web-based Video                    Please sPaY/NeUTeR                                                                                     Code).
                                                                                                         Monitoring                              YOUR PeT!
                                                                                                                                          *In any condition. We will
                                                                                                                                                                                  LARGE 4 BEDROOM FAMILY HOME                                      Original filing: 03/22/12, 04/05/12,
                                                                                                       • Electronic Access                                                                                             Large 4 bedroom, 2          04/19/12, 05/03/12
                                                                                Buy it now at                                                 wash and mend.
                                                                            Williams Bookstore,                                                                                                                        bath home so near
                                                                                                       • 24-Hour Availability                                                                                                                        Fictitious Business name
                                                                           Random Lengths News         • Self-Serve Free Hand Wash                                                                                     the channel you
                                                                           office and The Tobacco      • WIFI Hotspot                                                                                                  can see the ships
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          File no. 2012042443
                                                                           Leaf at Western & 25th      • Free Charging Station                                                                                         moving past. It has
                                                                                                                (310) 707-2207                                                                                                                     The following person(s) is (are)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       an island kitchen           doing business as: (1) david’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       with a nice dining          Yacht Service, 241 Watchorn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       area. There is a            Walk Ste #1, San Pedro, CA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       large backyard just         90731. PO Box 2784, Newport
                                                                                                                                                                                  behind the 2-car garage. A long driveway is suitable             Beach, CA 92659. County
                                                                                                                                                                                  for boat, rv, or any other toys. This home is also large         of L.A. Registered owner(s):
                                                                                                                                                                                  enough and the floorplan is suitable for extended                Boat City Yachts Inc, 241
May 4 - 17, 2012

                                                                                                                                                                                  family. Come on down...Reduced to $298,000.                      Watchorn Walk Ste #1, San

                                                                                                         DBA filing and publishing                                                            For more information call                            Pedro, CA 90731. This business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   is conducted by an individual.
                                                                                                                                                                                               Golden West Realty
                                                                                                                   $120                                                                      310.548.2881
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The registrants commenced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   to transact business under the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   fictitious business name listed
                                                                                                               (310) 519-1442                                               
                                                                                                                                                                                    1 5 1 7 S . G a f f e y S t . • San Pedro, CA 90731
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   above N/A. I declare that all

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from previous page
                                                            LEGAL BUSINESS FILINGS
                                          Fictitious Business name            statement does not of itself           in Subdivision (b) of Section          be false, is guilty of a crime.) S.    declares as true information,          this statement is true and cor-
information in this statement is                    Statement                 authorize the use in this state        17920, where it expires 40             Michael B Stribling, Owner             which he or she knows to be            rect. (A registrant who declares
true and correct. (A registrant              File no. 2012046456              of a Fictitious Business name in       days after any change in the           This statement was filed with          false, is guilty of a crime.) S.       as true information, which he or
who declares as true informa-          The following person(s) is (are)       violation of the right of another      facts set forth in the statement       the County Clerk of Los Angeles        Ofelia Familathe, Owner                she knows to be false, is guilty
tion, which he or she knows to         doing business as: (1) diabetic        under Federal, State, or com-          pursuant to section 17913 other        on April 6, 2012. Notice-In ac-        This statement was filed with          of a crime.) S. Raul Madrigal
be false, is guilty of a crime.) S.    Medical, 255 W. 5th Street,            mon law (See Section 14411et           than a change in the residence         cordance with subdivision (a)          the County Clerk of Los Angeles        e, Owner
David H. Grosse, President             Suite# 1212, San Pedro, CA             seq., Business and Professions         address of a registered owner. A       of Section 17920, a Fictitious         on April 25, 2012. Notice-In ac-       This statement was filed with
This statement was filed with          90731. County of L.A. Regis-           Code).                                 New Fictitious Business Name           Name Statement generally               cordance with subdivision (a)          the County Clerk of Los Angeles
the County Clerk of Los Angeles        tered owner(s): Rowena Ce-             Original filing: 04/05/12, 04/19/12,   statement must be filed before         expires at the end of five years       of Section 17920, a Fictitious         on April 9, 2012. Notice-In ac-
on March 14, 2012. Notice-In           bian, 255 W. 5th Street, Suite         05/03/12, 05/17/12                     the expiration. The filing of this     from the date on which it was          Name Statement generally               cordance with subdivision (a)
accordance with subdivision (a)        #1212, San Pedro, CA 90731.                                                   statement does not of itself           filed in the office of the County      expires at the end of five years       of Section 17920, a Fictitious
of Section 17920, a Fictitious         This business is conducted by             Fictitious Business name            authorize the use in this state        Clerk, except, as provided             from the date on which it was          Name Statement generally
Name Statement generally               an individual. The registrants                      Statement                 of a Fictitious Business name in       in Subdivision (b) of Section          filed in the office of the County      expires at the end of five years
expires at the end of five years       commenced to transact busi-                   File no. 2012046455             violation of the right of another      17920, where it expires 40             Clerk, except, as provided             from the date on which it was
from the date on which it was          ness under the fictitious busi-        The following person(s) is (are)       under Federal, State, or com-          days after any change in the           in Subdivision (b) of Section          filed in the office of the County
filed in the office of the County      ness name listed above N/A.            doing business as: (1) Brotto          mon law (See Section 14411et           facts set forth in the statement       17920, where it expires 40             Clerk, except, as provided
Clerk, except, as provided             I declare that all information in      Company USA, 28649 S.                  seq., Business and Professions         pursuant to section 17913 other        days after any change in the           in Subdivision (b) of Section
in Subdivision (b) of Section          this statement is true and cor-        Western Ave., RPV, CA 90274.           Code).                                 than a change in the residence         facts set forth in the statement       17920, where it expires 40
17920, where it expires 40             rect. (A registrant who declares       County of L.A. Registered              Original filing: 04/19/12, 05/03/12,   address of a registered owner. A       pursuant to section 17913 other        days after any change in the
days after any change in the           as true information, which he or       owner(s): Branko Tomasovic,            05/17/12, 05/31/12                     New Fictitious Business Name           than a change in the residence         facts set forth in the statement
facts set forth in the statement       she knows to be false, is guilty       28649 S. Western Ave., RPV,                                                   statement must be filed before         address of a registered owner. A       pursuant to section 17913 other
pursuant to section 17913 other        of a crime.) S. Rowena Cebian,         CA 90274. This business is                Fictitious Business name            the expiration. The filing of this     New Fictitious Business Name           than a change in the residence
than a change in the residence         Owner                                  conducted by an individual.                         Statement                 statement does not of itself           statement must be filed before         address of a registered owner. A
address of a registered owner. A       This statement was filed with          The registrants commenced                    File no. 2012056171              authorize the use in this state        the expiration. The filing of this     New Fictitious Business Name
New Fictitious Business Name           the County Clerk of Los Angeles        to transact business under the         The following person(s) is (are)       of a Fictitious Business name in       statement does not of itself           statement must be filed before
statement must be filed before         on March 20, 2012. Notice-In           fictitious business name listed        doing business as: (1) Harbor          violation of the right of another      authorize the use in this state        the expiration. The filing of this
the expiration. The filing of this     accordance with subdivision (a)        above March 5, 2012. I declare         day preschool, 580 W. 6th St.,         under Federal, State, or com-          of a Fictitious Business name in       statement does not of itself
statement does not of itself           of Section 17920, a Fictitious         that all information in this state-    San Pedro, CA 90731. County            mon law (See Section 14411et           violation of the right of another      authorize the use in this state
authorize the use in this state        Name Statement generally               ment is true and correct. (A           of L.A. Articles of Incorpora-         seq., Business and Professions         under Federal, State, or com-          of a Fictitious Business name in
of a Fictitious Business name in       expires at the end of five years       registrant who declares as true        tion #: C0124596. Registered           Code).                                 mon law (See Section 14411et           violation of the right of another
violation of the right of another      from the date on which it was          information, which he or she           owner(s): San Pedro United             Original filing: 04/19/12, 05/03/12,   seq., Business and Professions         under Federal, State, or com-
under Federal, State, or com-          filed in the office of the County      knows to be false, is guilty of a      Methodist Church, 580 W. 6th           05/17/12, 05/31/12                     Code).                                 mon law (See Section 14411et
mon law (See Section 14411et           Clerk, except, as provided             crime.) S. Branko Tomasovic,           St., San Pedro, CA 90731.                                                     Original filing: 05/03/12, 05/17/12,   seq., Business and Professions
seq., Business and Professions         in Subdivision (b) of Section          Owner                                  This business is conducted by            Fictitious Business name             05/31/12, 06/14/12                     Code).
Code).                                 17920, where it expires 40             This statement was filed with          a corporation. The registrants                   ‘Statement                                                          Original filing: 05/03/12, 05/17/12,
Original filing: 03/22/12, 04/05/12,   days after any change in the           the County Clerk of Los Angeles        commenced to transact busi-                 File no. 2012076043                 Fictitious Business name             05/31/12, 06/14/12

04/19/12, 05/03/12
                                       facts set forth in the statement       on March 20, 2012. Notice-In           ness under the fictitious busi-        The following person(s) is (are)                  Statement
                                       pursuant to section 17913 other        accordance with subdivision (a)        ness name listed above N/A.            doing business as: (1) ofeliaí’s            File no. 2012060859
                                       than a change in the residence                                                I declare that all information in      Bookkeeping Service, 1350              The following person(s) is (are)
   Fictitious Business name
             Statement                 address of a registered owner. A
                                                                              of Section 17920, a Fictitious
                                                                              Name Statement generally               this statement is true and cor-        W. 9th Street, #4, San Pe-             doing business as: (1) YKM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             DBA (Fictitious
     File no. 20120493646              New Fictitious Business Name           expires at the end of five years       rect. (A registrant who declares       dro, CA 90731. County of L.A.          Services, 305 W. Santa Cruz              Business Name)
                                       statement must be filed before
The following person(s) is (are)
                                       the expiration. The filing of this
                                                                              from the date on which it was          as true information, which he or
                                                                                                                     she knows to be false, is guilty
                                                                                                                                                            Registered owner(s): Ofelia
                                                                                                                                                            Familathe , 1350 W. 9th Street.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                   St., #6 San Pedro, CA 90731.                filing and
doing business as: (1) Cham-                                                  filed in the office of the County                                                                                    County of L.A. Registered
pion Autoworks, 760 W. 27th            statement does not of itself           Clerk, except, as provided             of a crime.) S. Wayne Lebsack,         #4, San Pedro, CA 90731. This          owner(s): Raul Madrigal, 305               publishing
                                       authorize the use in this state
Street #1, San Pedro, CA
                                       of a Fictitious Business name in
                                                                              in Subdivision (b) of Section          President                              business is conducted by an            W. Santa Cruz St., #6 San Pe-                  $120
90731. County of L.A. Reg-                                                    17920, where it expires 40             This statement was filed with          individual. The registrants com-       dro, CA 90731. This business
istered owner(s): Bleu Box             violation of the right of another      days after any change in the           the County Clerk of Los Angeles        menced to transact business            is conducted by an individual.
Events, 760 W. 27th Street #1,         under Federal, State, or com-          facts set forth in the statement       on April 3, 2012. Notice-In ac-        under the fictitious business          The registrants commenced
San Pedro, CA 90731. Mailing           mon law (See Section 14411et           pursuant to section 17913 other        cordance with subdivision (a)          name listed above April 18,            to transact business under
Address: P.O. Box 1527, San            seq., Business and Professions         than a change in the residence         of Section 17920, a Fictitious         2012. I declare that all informa-      the fictitious business name
Pedro, CA 90733-1527. This             Code).                                 address of a registered owner. A       Name Statement generally               tion in this statement is true         listed above April 18, 2012. I
                                       Original filing: 04/05/12, 04/19/12,                                          expires at the end of five years       and correct. (A registrant who         declare that all information in
business is conducted by a cor-
poration. Articles of Incorpora-       05/03/12, 05/17/12
                                                                              New Fictitious Business Name
                                                                              statement must be filed before         from the date on which it was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (310) 519-1442
tion #:3320912. The registrants                                               the expiration. The filing of this     filed in the office of the County
commenced to transact busi-               Fictitious Business name            statement does not of itself           Clerk, except, as provided
ness under the fictitious busi-                    Statement                  authorize the use in this state        in Subdivision (b) of Section
ness name listed above N/A.                  File no. 2012046458              of a Fictitious Business name in       17920, where it expires 40
I declare that all information in      The following person(s) is (are)       violation of the right of another      days after any change in the
this statement is true and cor-        doing business as: (1) tony’s          under Federal, State, or com-          facts set forth in the statement
rect. (A registrant who declares       Mobile Auto detail, 678 W.             mon law (See Section 14411et           pursuant to section 17913 other
as true information, which he or       Sepulveda St., San Pedro, CA           seq., Business and Professions         than a change in the residence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Local Publication You Actually Read
she knows to be false, is guilty       90731. County of L.A. Regis-           Code).                                 address of a registered owner. A
of a crime.) S. Sandra Koerner,        tered owner(s): Sandra Pena-           Original filing: 04/05/12, 04/19/12,   New Fictitious Business Name
President                              Lopez, 678 W. Sepulveda St.,           05/03/12, 05/17/12                     statement must be filed before
This statement was filed with          San Pedro, CA 90731. This                                                     the expiration. The filing of this
the County Clerk of Los Angeles        business is conducted by an               Fictitious Business name            statement does not of itself
on March 23, 2012. Notice-In           individual. The registrants com-                   Statement                  authorize the use in this state
accordance with subdivision (a)        menced to transact business                   File no. 2012056170             of a Fictitious Business name in
of Section 17920, a Fictitious         under the fictitious business          The following person(s) is (are)       violation of the right of another
Name Statement generally               name listed above N/A. I de-           doing business as: (1) Grande          under Federal, State, or com-
expires at the end of five years       clare that all information in this     Coin Laundry, 1202 S. Pacific          mon law (See Section 14411et
from the date on which it was          statement is true and correct.         Ave., San Pedro, CA 90731.             seq., Business and Professions
filed in the office of the County      (A registrant who declares as          County of L.A. Registered              Code).
Clerk, except, as provided             true information, which he or          owner(s): Eric S. Golden, 25241        Original filing: 04/19/12, 05/03/12,
in Subdivision (b) of Section          she knows to be false, is guilty       Nueva Vista, Laguna Niguel,            05/17/12, 05/31/12

17920, where it expires 40             of a crime.) S. Sandra Pena-           CA 92677. This business is
days after any change in the           Lopez, Owner                           conducted by an individual.              Fictitious Business name
facts set forth in the statement       This statement was filed with          The registrants commenced                          Statement
pursuant to section 17913 other        the County Clerk of Los Angeles        to transact business under the                File no. 2012060465
than a change in the residence         on March 20, 2012. Notice-In           fictitious business name listed        The following person(s) is (are)
address of a registered owner. A       accordance with subdivision (a)        above N/A. I declare that all          doing business as: (1) Got It
New Fictitious Business Name           of Section 17920, a Fictitious         information in this statement is       Right entertainment, 3745
statement must be filed before         Name Statement generally               true and correct. (A registrant        Stephen M White Dr., San
the expiration. The filing of this     expires at the end of five years       who declares as true informa-          Pedro, CA 90731. County of
statement does not of itself           from the date on which it was          tion, which he or she knows to         L.A. Registered owner(s): Mi-
authorize the use in this state        filed in the office of the County      be false, is guilty of a crime.) S.    chael B Stribling, 3745 Ste-
of a Fictitious Business name in       Clerk, except, as provided             Eric S. Golden, Owner                  phen M White Dr., San Pedro,
violation of the right of another      in Subdivision (b) of Section          This statement was filed with          CA 90731. This business is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          May 4 - 17, 2012

under Federal, State, or com-          17920, where it expires 40             the County Clerk of Los Angeles        conducted by an individual.
mon law (See Section 14411et           days after any change in the           on April 3, 2012. Notice-In ac-        The registrants commenced
seq., Business and Professions         facts set forth in the statement       cordance with subdivision (a)          to transact business under the
Code).                                 pursuant to section 17913 other        of Section 17920, a Fictitious         fictitious business name listed
Original filing: 04/05/12, 04/19/12,   than a change in the residence         Name Statement generally               above N/A. I declare that all
05/03/12, 05/17/12
                                       address of a registered owner. A       expires at the end of five years       information in this statement is
                                       New Fictitious Business Name           from the date on which it was          true and correct. (A registrant
                                       statement must be filed before         filed in the office of the County      who declares as true informa-
                                       the expiration. The filing of this     Clerk, except, as provided             tion, which he or she knows to                                                                                                                                   19
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