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VOL. 29, NO. 4 Your Weekly Community Newspaper July 5, 2007
LB Council names
Pirates on the Pier Police Chief Batts as
Interim City Manager
BY BILL PEARL, position while she’s a candi-
LBREPORT.COM date for the post might discour-
Special to the Signal Tribune age other candidates outside
city hall from applying since
With discussion and voting they might assume the council
in closed session, followed by will (as it has in the past) hire
an action publicly reported at from within, Foster said.
the start of the July 3 Long Foster also said, and reiter-
Beach City Council meeting by ated several times, that he
Mayor Bob Foster, the council believes Shippey would make
has named its police chief as a very good city manager. He
interim city manager until the said the decision not to name
selection process of a perma- her interim city manager is a
nent successor is completed. reflection of the fact that she
A significant announcement is a candidate for the post.
became apparent when the City Attorney Bob Shan-
Avery Martinez, 6, gets up close and personal with Shamus—a real “pi-rat” council and mayor were nearly non reported that coun-
belonging to “Captain” Michael Lampe. Barbara Holbrook/Signal Tribune
a half hour later in entering the cilmembers voted in the
The Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier was to watch tactical demonstrations by Long council chamber after their closed session 8-1 (Schipske
invaded by scurvy-ridden swashbucklers dur- Beach Police Officers, Firefighters and closed session. At about 5:25 dissenting) to invoke Section
ing Long Beach’s annual Pier Daze, Seafood Lifeguards. Pirate ship rides were replaced p.m., Foster offered perspec- 300 of the city charter in com-
and Pirate Festival last Saturday and Sunday. with ocean cruises on the catamaran Na tive on the process as well as mencing the city manager
One of this year’s highlights was a “real” Hoku and Harbor Breeze Cruises. reporting the action. selection process. Shannon
pirate ship that attacked the pier. Guests Sunday also featured the inaugural Foster said Assistant City said the vote to name Chief
were invited to join the pirates to defend Pacific Open Water Challenge. Open water Manager Christine Shippey is Batts interim city manager
the pier using cannons and swords. In addi- swimming will be a new event in the 2008 a candidate for the permanent was 9-0.
tion to pirate ship rides, there were also a Beijing Olympics. city manager position and The item as agendized said
kid’s treasure hunt, a pirate costume con- Pier Daze was part of Long Beach’s annual indicated that’s the reason in pertinent part: “Closed ses-
test, and an inflatable fun zone set up on Sea Festival. For a schedule of upcoming she’s not being named interim sion pursuant to California
the beach. On Sunday visitors lined the pier events go to: www.seafestivallongbeach.com. city manager. Government Code Section
Having Shippey fill the see CITY MANAGER page 5
Grand opening in sight for SH Target
BY OFELIA SAENZ tion of 11,000 square feet. Now that building and fire
Staff Writer “It will look like a com- officials have approved the
pletely new store,” said life-safety hardware and con-
The unveiling of Target’s Joshua Thomas, a Target struction progress, workers
signage at 950 East 33rd spokesperson. will spend the coming weeks
Street in Signal Hill has Among the improvements restocking the store with
residents abuzz about the customers can expect from the
store’s impending reopening. store’s facelift are wider aisles
Upon completion of the
According to a banner hang- and more natural light, said
ing outside the store, it is set Thomas. remodeling project, Target
to reopen July 29. The new store will also will pay the city of Signal Hill
The store closed its doors feature a pharmacy and a 1- a $20,000 development
unexpectedly last January for hour photo, as well as a “food impact fee, which will benefit
an $8 million renovation pro- avenue” with a Starbucks and water and traffic improvement Set to reopen later this month, this local Target
ject that will include the addi- a Pizza Hut. programs and city parks. sports additional footage and new features.
Barred ’Boards? A Mechanic for Mom
Signal Hill skateboarders Focus on integrity and
must go downhill to Long customer relations helps
Beach for safe play. Orozco’s Auto Service
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i Around Towni Reminiscing
The Lakewood High School class of 1967 is having its
40th class reunion from 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturday,
July 7, at the Long Beach Airport Marriott. For more
information, contact Sally Mason Brayton at (714) 484-
2505 or visit www.lakewood1967.myevent.com.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
The California Heights United Methodist Church,
located at 3759 Orange Avenue in Long Beach, will be
hosting an ice cream social at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 8.
Lunch will also be served and there will be a silent auc-
tion. All donations will go toward the youth group’s
summer mission work projects. For more information,
call (562) 595-1996 or go to www.calheightsumc.org.
CROCHET N’ CHAT
Members of the Crochet Guild of Long Beach will be
presenting a crochet workshop in the patio area of the
Marketplace Shopping Center, located at the corner of
Pacific Coast Highway and Westminster, from 1 p.m. to
3 p.m., Sunday, July 8. Come help the environment by
making string market bags. Guests are welcome and
materials are provided at no charge. For more informa-
tion, contact Peggy Baxter at (562) 494-9798.
HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION MEETING
The Hearing Loss Association, Long Beach/Lakewood Can anyone identify either of these women? We want to hear from you!
will meet at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 12, at the Weingart Contact the Signal Tribune at 2669 Myrtle Avenue, Suite 111, Signal Hill,
Senior Center, 5220 Olivas Avenue in Lakewood. The CA 90755. Now you can share your memories online! Go online to
association meets the second Thursday of each month to www.SignalTribuneNewspaper.com and click on “Reminisce.”
offer coping skills and resources to help the hearing
impaired survive in a hearing world. The meetings are
free and open to the public. July’s guest speaker will be
announced at the meeting. Take advantage of this oppor- Third annual Queen Mary Art Deco
tunity to learn more about Hearing Loss Association of
America’s outreach to the hearing loss community. For Festival set for Labor Day weekend
more information, call (562) 433-6509.
The Third Annual Queen vintage ocean liner. The festi- Ball, and a Sunday afternoon
HISTORICAL SOCIETY Mary Art Deco Festival val will be part of the 40th tea dance. The package also
The Signal Hill Historical Society will host a general aboard the historic ocean liner anniversary celebration of the includes two-day admission to
meeting open to the public at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July is scheduled for Labor Day Queen Mary’s 1967 final voy- the Art Deco Bazaar and Mar-
12, in the Signal Hill Library, located at 1770 East Hill weekend from Friday, August age and arrival in Long Beach. ketplace and a Vintage Car
Street. The speaker for the evening will be May McIntire 31 to Monday, September 3. Co-chairs of the event are Display.
who will speak about Curley’s, the famous landmark at The festival, which success- Long Beach historical advo- The package does not
Cherry and Willow. Anyone with an interest in Signal Hill fully premiered in 2005, is cate John Thomas, vice presi- include the $20 Long Beach
history is welcome to attend this interesting meeting. For again being presented by the dent of the Art Deco Society Art Deco Walking Tour, hotel
more information, contact Frank Virga at (562) 961-8735. RMS Queen Mary Foundation of Los Angeles and chairman room tax or parking fees.
CAL HEIGHTS COMMUNITY MEETING in association with the Art of the Queen Mary Leadership Lecture topics will include
The California Heights Neighborhood Association is Deco Society of Los Angeles. Coalition, and Bruce Vancil, an overview of the Art Deco
hosting a community meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, July Proceeds from the event executive director of the RMS period, fashion, cocktails of
12, at the Petroleum Club, located at 3636 Linden will benefit the preservation Queen Mary Foundation. the era, the pin-up, popular
Avenue in Long Beach. The topic following community efforts of RMS Queen Mary Visitors that wish to entertainment, the Asaka
updates will be Presenting Sustainable Design-Eco Foundation, the nonprofit cor- become fully immersed in the Palace and transportation.
Friendly Floor Coverings. Karen Highberger will discuss poration that operates the city- weekend can purchase the Art Deco attire is encour-
various floor coverings, their environmental impact, the owned ship. This includes Grand Art Deco Passport. It is aged, but not required.
background of materials, design possibilities and pur- conservation of the Art Deco $650 for two comprehensive For those who only wish
chasing guidelines. With 31 years of experience, High- art and interiors of the 1936 packages or $464 for one. to spend the day aboard the
berger is a professional member of the International The Grand Art Deco Pass- ship or attend specific events,
Interior Design Association, a certified interior designer port includes a two-night stay on Saturday and Sunday,
in California and owner of her own firm since 1989. in a Deluxe Stateroom (addi- Queen Mary general admis-
tional nights are $139), a Fri- sion will include the Art
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
day night welcoming Deco Bazaar and Market-
The River Church, located at 345 East Carson Street at
reception in the Verandah place, admission to the Satur-
Long Beach, is hosting its Kids’ Adventure vacation
Grill, a Friday night pajama day and Sunday Art Deco
Bible school from Monday, July 16, to Friday, July 20.
party in the Queen’s Salon, lectures and the Vintage Car
Each evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., children will
seven fascinating lectures, the Display. General admission is
enjoy games, music and great news from the Bible. Reg-
ister by Thursday, July 5, for a free kid’s T-shirt. For Puzzled about Queen Mary Art Deco Guided $22.95 for adults, $19.95 for
Walking Tour, the Art Deco see ART DECO page 13
more information or to register, call (562) 981-9168 or your Home Loan
LIFEGUARDS, SWIM INSTRUCTORS NEEDED
The Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine is looking Want some QuickBooks
for lifeguards and swim instructors for Silverado Pool
and Martin Luther King, Jr. Pool. Applicants must pass a
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Certified Professional Advisor Data Entry Training
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for certification are available. For an application or more Recorded Message (562) 597-4273 Telephone Support
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JULY 5, 2007 COMMUNITY SIGNAL TRIBUNE 3
Pond and garden tour DanceFest
showcases best of returns to LB
The Long Beach
back yards in bloom Parks, Recreation and
Marine department hosts
DanceFest 2007 on Sat-
BY OFELIA SAENZ back yard, a refuge from the
urday, July 7 at 7 p.m. at
Staff Writer stress of your daily life where
the Scottish Rite Audito-
you can unwind and relax,”
rium, 855 Elm Avenue.
Alford’s English Gardens said Trey Heslep, owner and
The event features a
and Urban Oasis Ponds have head designer of Urban Oasis
display of traditional and
teamed up for the second con- Ponds. “These easy-to-main-
secutive year to host the 2007 tain English or native gar-
dance styles by perform-
Long Beach Pond & Garden dens, soothing waterfalls and
ing groups in residence at
Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ponds will surely open your
Homeland Cultural Cen-
Saturday, July 14, and Sun- eyes to the potential in your
ter, located in MacArthur
day, July 15. own back yard.”
Park, 1321 East Anaheim
This popular event is a According to Kathy Alford,
self-guided tour through more owner of the award-winning include: Homeland Pop
than 15 professionally de- landscape design company Shop; Abiona West
signed gardens in the Long Alford’s English Gardens, the African Drum and Dance
Beach area. View tropical sites that were chosen to be
More than 15 professionally designed gardens and Ensemble; Hmong Asso-
fountains, Zen meditation gar- featured in this year’s tour are ciation of Long Beach;
ponds will be on display next weekend for self-
dens, waterfalls, custom- meant to represent a variety of Kutturan Chamoru Per-
designed ponds filled with sizes and styles in an effort formers; Hooligans;
colorful koi fish, as well as “to show how real people live tions of the gardens and ponds needs to be purchased to visit Homeland B-Boys; Mil-
English country-inspired gar- in real gardens.” and will be able to visit as the sites on both days. One- lenium Dance Squad;
dens and a variety of land- “Each of these designs was many as they wish during hundred percent of the Ballet Folklorico Maria;
scape designs using California created for the individual appointed hours on the days money collected for ticket Culture Shock LA; musi-
native plants. client, their wants, needs and of the event. Some of the sales will be donated to the cian Orlando Greenhill;
Each of the sites was visions,” said Alford. “We’re homeowners will be on hand Beacon House Association of and DJ Ray Portillo.
designed by either Alford’s inviting the public to walk to give tips and answer ques- San Pedro. Tickets for the event
English Gardens or Urban through and use the ideas to tions about the design process For additional information are free.
Oasis Ponds. take home and create the gar- and maintenance. or to purchase tickets, con- For more information
“We both strive to create a den of their dreams.” Tickets for the event are tact Kathy Alford at (562) on DanceFest 2007, call
hand-crafted and naturally Participants will be pro- $20 and can be purchased on 882-8394 or Trey Heslop at (562) 570-1655.
balanced oasis in your own vided a map with the loca- either day. Only one ticket (562) 234-1485.
4 SIGNAL TRIBUNE OPINION JULY 5, 2007
Thoughts Survey says...
Submitted by Bixby Point Developers Bolour & Assoc.,
Publisher Dear Community Members,
The Development Team for POTENTIAL TENANT VOTES %
Bixby Point would like to
by Neena thank you for taking the time Noah’s Bagels 146 28%
and making an effort in
Strichart responding to the survey,
Wahoo’s Fish Tacos 144 28%
Catch 21 Grill 143 27%
which we conducted through
the Signal Tribune. Fish Grill 141 27%
Last week I told a bit about the sentimental road trip
Mom and I took to Arizona last month. Today I will finish Over 500 people re- Champagne Bakery Restaurant 125 24%
the story. sponded to the survey. (The House of Bread 115 22%
We headed out early on a Thursday morning with the car results are included printed
Qdoba Mexican Grill 109 21%
loaded to the gills with gluten-free snacks, beverages and in the table at right.) We
boxes of memorabilia. Our first stop was in Cabazon for a would also like to thank Chipotle 102 19%
quick dash through the outlet stores—we scored big at the those individuals who took Game Stop 92 18%
Coldwater Creek boutique. Heading back out, we drove for the extra time to send per- Golden Spoon 84 16%
hours before stopping for a break. Mom and I switched dri- sonalized e-mails to us with
their ideas. Although a few Western Bagel 81 15%
vers a time or two—but I did most of the driving. Luckily
for me, Mom doesn’t do much backseat driving. of the ideas were not feasi- Philly’s Best 80 15%
We got into Tucson about 7:30 p.m. and quickly found ble, many were quite con- Dairy Queen 78 15%
our hotel. We had a bite of dinner and then checked in. Our structive and will help us in
Color Me Mine 54 10%
room at the Country Inn & Suites was perfect. Besides a our effort to build the best
large room with two queen beds—we also had a sitting project possible. Total Surveys — 523
room—perfect for chatting and sorting through the memo- In reviewing the results,
rabilia we were soon to part with. please be aware Edible
Friday morning we sprung out of bed early, had a little Arrangements is no longer an businesses can thrive. push from the community.
breakfast and then headed downtown to the Tucson branch option because the company Along the way, we will If you did not send a survey
of the Arizona Historical Society. We had an appointment is opening a presence in the again be asking for your help. in with an e-mail address and
with librarian Jill McCleary, a lovely young woman who immediate area. Corner Bak- Most of the survey forms would like to be added to the
carefully and respectfully documented each item we pre- ery has also been eliminated that were filled out and sent e-mail list, please send it to
sented. Most of the paperwork we brought were letters, pho- since the available spaces in to us had your e-mail email@example.com.
tos and documents pertaining to the Pima County Sheriff’s the project are too small to addresses on them. From Lastly I would like to con-
Posse—an organization my father, Al Posner, was instru- meet its needs. those surveys, we have com- gratulate the three winners
mental in forming back in the late ’40s. According to Jill, Over the next few months, piled over 400 e-mail of the survey (who each won
the historical society had very little information regarding we will make every effort to addresses. At the appropriate a gift certificate to La Vineria
the Posse, and she seemed quite pleased at our donation. show the top retailers on this time, we will ask for your Italiana). Bob Gill won first
The next day we headed for San Manuel, another stop on list that Bixby Knolls is a fan- help in sending e-mails out to place ($250), R.A. Mayo got
our memorabilia mission. We met with ladies from the San tastic community where their tenants that need an extra second place ($150) and San-
Manuel Historical Society who couldn’t have been more dra Gibson was the third
cordial. They tape-recorded Mom telling stories about the place winner ($100).
beginnings of the town in the early ’50s—notably about my Please e-mail marcia
dad being the official weatherman for the area and how she Inspiration Corner @bolourassociates.com to
started their library. As a special treat, one of the ladies took by Betty Colston redeem your prize.
us over to their present library. Mom was quite impressed
as she remembers starting the library by putting together Bearing an injustice
bricks and boards for bookshelves in her office of the local
dry cleaning/laundry establishment. We had a wonderful
without wanting to get even
is a character of maturity.
visit and are so grateful the folks taking possession of
Mother’s prized treasures were so gracious and appreciative. Betty Colston
Author – Professional Speaker/Trainer
Besides all the business we tended to, we also had a Colston Enterprise PO Box 92301, Long Beach, CA 90809-2301
chance to visit longtime friends in Tucson, Pomerene and
Sierra Vista. We had a beautiful trip in spite of the heat—
Mom kept reminding me “It’s a dry heat.” Yeah, well Miss an issue?
whatever—hot is hot! We made it home safe and sound
and still speaking to one another. I look forward to our
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JULY 5, 2007 NEWS SIGNAL TRIBUNE 5
Prolonged investigation leads to
arrest of sexual assault suspect
A suspect has been arrested mation and details of the tion between the incidents.
News from the LBPD
and charged with sexually crime was distributed. Several On Thursday, June 21, after
assaulting an 11-year-old girl news outlets printed or broad- an extensive investigation,
and for annoying and molest- casted the suspect information Robert Murphy, Jr., a 37-year- Crimes reported by the LBPD June 26–July 2
ing four other young girls. in an effort to find the person old Long Beach resident, was Districts 6 (North of PCH), 7 & 8 (East of the L.A. River)
On Wednesday, Feb. 28, the responsible for the assault. taken into custody and Tuesday, June 26
Long Beach Police Department During the last two months, charged with the sexual
received a report of the sexual police began receiving reports assault of the 11-year-old girl. Commercial Burglary
assault of an 11-year-old girl at of a man, similar in descrip- On June 25, the District 5 a.m. • 100 block of West Pacific Coast Hwy.
knifepoint in the area of Loma tion to the suspect, approach- Attorney’s office filed multi- Unknown suspects forced entry into a business and
Avenue and Eighth Street. ing young girls and offering ple felony and misdemeanor removed the loss.
Detectives immediately gath- them money. sexual assault charges. Robbery Suspect Arrested
ered information, including a The incidents all occurred Anyone with information 7:30 p.m. • 5000 block of Long Beach Blvd.
detailed suspect description and in the general vicinity where regarding these incidents can A suspect who possibly robbed a business on 6/25/07
video footage from the area. the sexual assault took place contact the LBPD’s Sex returned. The victim recognized the suspect and called the
A public information bul- and sex crimes detectives Crimes Investigations Detail police. The suspect was taken into custody.
letin containing suspect infor- believed there was a connec- at (562) 570-7354.
Wednesday, June 27
LBFD seeks suspect in arson fire Commercial Burglary
5 a.m. • 5000 block of Long Beach Blvd.
On the morning of July 3 at adult Hispanic male, wearing lic’s help in locating this per- Two suspects forced entry into a business and removed
approximately 5 a.m., the a white shirt and cowboy son. Based on eyewitness the loss.
Long Beach Fire Department boots, ran from the house accounts, it is possible that he Friday, June 29
responded to a structure fire shortly after the explosion. suffered extensive burns to his
in a small single-family The suspect’s clothes were on body and may need to seek
12 p.m. • 5000 block of Atlantic Ave.
dwelling at 1090 Martin fire and he lay in a pool of medical treatment.
Three armed suspects entered a business and robbed the
Luther King Avenue. Wit- standing water to extinguish Anyone knowing his
clerk. There were no injuries and the loss was inventory.
nesses said they heard a large the flames. He then turned whereabouts, or anyone that
explosion and then saw fire and ran southbound on Martin may have information con- Sunday, July 1
coming from the house. Fire Luther King Avenue. cerning this fire, is urged to Homicide
investigators have determined The Long Beach Fire contact the Long Beach Fire 9:40 p.m. • 400 block of West Willow St.
it to be an arson fire. Department’s Fire Investiga- Department Fire Investiga-
Officers responded to a bar regarding a victim who had
According to witnesses, an tions Unit is seeking the pub- tions Unit at (562) 591-7631.
been shot. Long Beach Fire Department determined the vic-
tim was dead at the scene. A preliminary investigation by
City Manager homicide detectives revealed that another bar patron had
continued from page 1 shot the victim. The deceased has been identified as Cesar
Rolando Moran, a 24 year-old Long Beach resident. The
54957 to deliberate and to City Council shall appoint the Manager shall he appointed for
suspect is described as a male Hispanic in his mid 20s. He
consider appointment of City person deemed best qualified an indefinite period and cannot
was last seen fleeing the scene in a gray or silver pick-up
Manager.” on the basis of executive and be removed from office except
Section 300 of the city char- administrative capabilities, by a vote of five (5) members truck. The make and model are unknown. The motive for
ter states in pertinent part, with special reference to expe- of the City Council.” this incident is unknown and anyone with information is
“The City Council shall rience in, and knowledge of, asked to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives
appoint a City Manager who accepted practices with respect Hugo Cortes or Mark McGuire at (562) 570-7244.
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JULY 5, 2007 COMMUNITY SIGNAL TRIBUNE 7
Friday’s long-awaited opening of Delius
Restaurant to bring fine dining to the Hill
Prepare your tastebuds for
Dave and Louise Solzman’s
new Delius Restaurant open-
ing tomorrow night in Signal
Hill. Now located at 2951
Cherry Avenue—the former
sight of The Rib Restaurant—
the modern new Delius fea-
tures a main dining room, full
cocktail and wine bar, and, of
course, carrying on the tradi-
tion of their former Long
Beach Boulevard establish-
ment, an intimate prix fixe (Left) Signal Hill resident Deborah Drake enjoys taste-testing hors d’oeuvres at the Delius Restaurant private
dining room. preview party Tuesday evening. (Center) Owner/Sommelier Dave Solzman enjoys a moment with well-wishers.
There is also a very private (Right) Owner/Executive Chef Louise Solzman and server Brenna McCready present a tray of appetizers.
Wine Cellar, seating 4-6, with
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Spotlight on: No skateboarding allowed?
ADVERTISERS SH ’boarders find relief in LB
BY JOSEPH SERNA
S teak O Rama, located at 5201 East Second Street in
Belmont Shore, has long promoted itself as the “best
steak value in town.” Now the restaurant is encouraging its
Signal Hill—the name alone
patrons to increase their dinner value by bringing their own sounds attractive for street
bottle of wine and take advantage of the restaurant’s policy slalom or whooshing down a
of no corkage fee ever. Whether it’s a special vintage or just sidewalk on a skateboard.
a bottle of “two-buck Chuck,” just bring the bottle and Steak But those brief moments of
O Rama will supply the glasses—and the steak. For more wind in a child’s face and
information or to make a reservation, call (562) 987-3951, or adrenaline pumping in the
visit www.steakorama.com to see what’s on the menu. veins can lead to a citation, if
not serious injury.
S ummer swim sessions are in progress at the USA
Water Polo National Aquatic Center, located at 11200
Lexington Drive in Los Alamitos. Children 5 and older
Pressed by residents at recent
Signal Hill City Council meet-
Skateboarders of all ages find haven on the concrete
playground in Houghton Park. Signal Tribune file photo
can register through the city of Signal Hill for any of the ings, city police are increasing department plans on increas- With school out for summer,
nine-day sessions remaining this summer. Transportation their patrols at local skate- ing enforcement for skate- now more than ever skate-
to and from the pool is provided by a bus that leaves from boarder hangouts, Operations boarding violations. boarders are at risk of being
Signal Hill Park at 3:15 p.m. each day and returns from Captain Ron Mark said Friday. “It’s not that we don’t like involved in a tragic accident.
the half hour lesson at 4:30 p.m. The next session begins City Municipal Code pro- skateboarders,” Mark ex- At one June Council meet-
Monday, July 9 and ends Thursday, July 19. For more hibits skateboarding on public plained. “But they’re going to ing, two residents told stories
information, call (562) 989-7330. property nearly everywhere in get hurt. [The city] created of almost hitting children
the city, Mark said. Also the this code for a reason.” with their cars. Be it a child
flying across the street on a
skateboard crossing traffic, or
Since turning a corner heading
straight into a vehicle, the sit-
Automotive & Evaluation Center uation is dangerous, residents
500 East Wardlow Road • Long Beach CALIFORNIA warned. When skateboarders
do find somewhere off-street
to go, in Signal Hill it’s likely
One Block N. of 405 Fwy.
between Atlantic & L.B. Blvd. private property, and likely
SHUTTLE SERVICE prohibited.
to & from work or home Skateboarding is forbidden
see SKATEBOARD page 9
JULY 5, 2007 COMMUNITY SIGNAL TRIBUNE 9
continued from page 8 Schipske’s
unavailable to attend because
of the 4th of July holiday.
“The kids started the
2. Improving the
quality of signs to
let skaters know they’re
5. Involving skaters
in a park clean-up,
and designating specific days
in Signal Hill Park’s band-
process together, and they skating at their own risk. and times for younger
stand area and the area behind
the library, in Hilltop Park and
proposal to deserve to finish the process skaters.
around City Hall.
Most sidewalks in the city
be delayed together,” said Schipske.
“We’ll bring the item back at 3. Employing a full-
leader to supervise and inter- 6. Enhancing the
design of the park
are also barred to skateboarders. Long Beach Councilmem- a later date.”
Among Schipske’s sug- act with the skaters to meet the concerns of
Fortunately for skateboard- ber Gerrie Schipske pulled
gestions are: skaters.
ers, Long Beach has them
There are a number of
the skate park agenda item
from the city council agenda
last Tuesday because a num- 1. Do away with hel-
met and pad
4. Establishing a pub-
ship with companies such as
For more information
contact the office of Coun-
places for young skateboarders ber of 5th District Youth requirements and the $200 Coca-Cola to raise funds for cilmember Gerrie Schipske
to kickflip, ollie, grind a rail or Council members were citations given for violations. park improvements. at (562) 570-6932.
tail grind in Long Beach.
There are skate plazas at
Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Park parking lot, 2910 East Park basketball court, 101
Avenue, the 14th Street Play- 56th Way East 28th Street
ground on 14th Street from • Tuesdays—California • Fridays—Marine Sta-
Chestnut Avenue to Locust Recreation Center basketball dium, 5255 Paoli Way
Avenue, Drake Park, 951 court, 1550 Martin Luther • Saturdays—Stearns
Maine Avenue, and Bixby King, Jr. Avenue Champions Park hockey
Park at 130 Cherry Avenue. • Wednesday—Bixby court, 4520 East 23rd Street
Long Beach also provides Knolls, between Longfellow For information about Skate
Skate Park on Wheels, a truck and Hughes Middle Schools Park on Wheels locations and
packed with portable ramps • Thursdays—Veterans times, call (562) 570-3561.
and rails, and it stops at a dif-
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JULY 5, 2007 COMMUNITY SIGNAL TRIBUNE 11
Nation celebrates local parks
during the month of July
Since 1985, the National community celebrations, help vital to their existence, and
Recreation and Park Associa- NRPA celebrate this month NRPA encourages citizens to
tion (NRPA) has designated that highlights the hard work lend a hand to their local agen-
July as Recreation and Parks and dedication of park and cies through volunteer efforts.
Month. recreation supporters across For more information on
Recreation facilities and the country, and the joy that Recreation and Parks Month,
parks across the country annu- comes from our places and log on to www.nrpa.org, or
ally use July to celebrate the spaces. visit www.cityofsignalhill.org
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Rancho plans summer
The Answer is in the park of fun with music, more
Rancho Los Cerritos and and listening to an eclectic,
its historic gardens offers edu- multicultural mix of musical
cational tours of the historic entertainment.
house and gardens, plus spe- All concerts will take place
cial events for children and in the back yard of the 1844
adults throughout the year. ranch house under a canopy
And, now that summer has of historic trees. Bring lawn
arrived, things are really heat- chairs or a blanket. Gates to
ing up. The following is com- the garden open by 5:15 p.m.
pilation of just a few things and the house will remain
going on at the Rancho this open for the self-guided tours
summer. during the concerts.
Rancho Retreats, offered Come back on Thursday,
the first Fridays in July, July 26, for the fiery Celtic
August and September from sounds of Sligo Rags, nomi-
1 p.m. to 3 p.m., provide the nated for Best Folk Act by
perfect environment to nour- the 2006 Southern California
Grab a beach chair and blanket for the first of the 2007 Summer Concert ish the soul, quiet the mind Music Awards. The group’s
Series, featuring The Answer, on Wednesday, July 11, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., and replenish energy with a upbeat, energetic collection
in Signal Hill Park at 2175 Cherry Avenue. stroll through the lush of acoustic musicians and
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The six-week series returns with Triple R Catering barbecuing delicious
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hamburgers and hot dogs and Friends of Signal Hill Cultural Arts (FOSHCA)
a leisurely afternoon playing vocal harmonies and engag-
selling beverages and other snacks. A weekly raffle with prizes from local
board games, painting, read- ing performance.
businesses will also take place with proceeds benefiting FOSCHA programs.
ing or journaling. The final concert on
To receive a schedule of upcoming concerts, go online to www.cityofsignal- Tables, chairs and board Thursday, August 23, will
hill.org or contact the Community Services Department at (562) 989-7330. games will be available, and feature original music by
complimentary refreshments Nueva. The dynamic South
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Lincoln Elementary students are
A stellar farewell
Litter-free Long Beach all-stars
Litter-Free Long Beach is
the city’s campaign to keep
Long Beach streets, alleys,
parks, school grounds, every-
where, clean and litter-free.
The campaign includes a
creative education and out-
reach effort—“Lunch with a
Lizard”—a 20-minute, educa-
tional performance designed
to teach the next generation
of adults about the impor-
tance of litter abatement and
Each performance features
two characters, a host and her
lively friend, the Long Beach
Since September 2006,
“Lunch with a Lizard” has
been presented to 22 elemen-
tary schools in Long Beach,
to a total of 9,431 students
(kindergarten through third Students at Lincoln Elementary meet Mr. Scales, the
grades). In an effort to Long Beach Litter-Free Lizard.
engage and sustain the inter-
est of the young audiences, the Long Beach Litter-Free their teacher, Miss Stephanie
After more than 40 years in business, Star
the city sponsored a Name- Lizard. The newly-named Mr. Gee, will receive special cer-
Jewelers closed their doors permanently last
the-Lizard contest. Scales even made a special tificates of recognition, signed
Saturday, June 30. Bixby Knolls was home to the
The third grade students of appearance at the June 28 stu- by Mayor Bob Foster. Then,
beloved establishment for decades. Pictured (left
Room 14 at Lincoln Elemen- dent pep rally at Lincoln Ele- Miss Gee’s class will be treated
to right): Cindi Hastings (Steve’s wife), Steve
tary School submitted the win- mentary School. to a special pizza party—their
Hastings (seated), longtime sales associate Dol-
ning name—Mr. Scales—for Students of Room 14 and “lunch with a lizard.”
lie Bristow and Lou Calvillo (sales consultant).
Neena Strichart/Signal Tribune
continued from page 2
seniors 55-plus and military,
and $11.95 for children under
Individual admission to the
elaborate Art Deco Ball,
which includes a reception
and gourmet dinner in addi-
tion to a full orchestra and
dancing, is $139 per person.
The Friday evening pajama
party is $10 per person and
the Sunday tea dance is $25.
For information about the
Queen Mary Art Deco Festival,
go to www.queenmary.com.
To learn more about the Art
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An angel gave them wings
BY OFELIA SAENZ
Staff Writer Jose Ruiz, 16, who suf-
fered severe brain injury
As 13 young patients from after being struck by a
Miller Children’s Pediatric car in 2004, takes control
Rehabilitation Department of a Cessna 172.
each awaited his and her turn
to fly one of the small air- tine’s uncle George Jones who
crafts behind the California founded the non-profit organi-
Flight Center (CFC) last zation. “My family’s belief is
Thursday, the question that that the only way to react to
continually bounced around something so tragic is by
the flight hangar was, “Are making something good come
you nervous?” sented with a flight certificate of it...so we decided to marry
The overwhelming re- and lapel wings. the passion of [Suzi’s] life,
sponse was, “No.” The program is the result of which was flying, to the
“They’re pretty fearless,” the Spirit of Suzi Foundation, mechanism of her death, trau-
smiled Keith Furlong, owner which was formed in 2000 by matic brain injury.”
of CFC. “It’s the parents that the family of 18-year-old Suzi Spirit of Suzi gives the gift
you have to worry about.” Hesseltine, who died from a of flight to young patients
The children ranged in age traumatic brain injury in a recovering from brain
from 8 to 16. Twice a year, non-flying related accident. injuries, as well as those who
CFC, Miller Children’s and The teenager was an avid suffer conditions such as
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plane ride from the Long Academy in Carlsbad and a severe head injury when he
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Not just passengers, each ratings to become a profes- really brave—willing to do
of the kids was allowed to sional pilot. anything. Compared to what
take the controls of the four- “Suzi wanted her life to be they’ve already experienced, I
seat Cessna 172. At the end of one of flying, and she was don’t think they could be
the trip, each child was pre- well on her way,” said Hessel- scared of much anymore.”
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16 SIGNAL TRIBUNE BUSINESS JULY 5, 2007
Focus On Business
It takes a family to fix a car
BY OFELIA SAENZ such a way that it’s as wel-
Staff Writer coming as any family’s liv-
ing room, complete with
When Servando Orozco reading materials, televi-
talks about how much his sion, doughnuts, coffee and
family has grown over the plenty of friendly faces.
last seven years, he could be “The whole idea is to
talking about his wife Cindy [create an environment]
and their three young chil- where my mom would feel
dren, or he could be talking comfortable,” smiles general
about the family-owned and manager Gerry Santillan
operated business Orozco’s who has worked with the
Auto Service. family since 2006. “Then we
When the couple opened pretty much know that
the first location of Orozco’s everybody else would feel
Auto Service on Long Beach comfortable.”
Boulevard in 1990, they were According to Orozco and
the only two employees. Santillan, the key to success
“I was the technician and is communication and
my wife was my helper,” accommodation. They offer a
Orozco remembers. “She free shuttle service, as well Technician Manny Parra, owner Servando Orozco and general manager
would order parts and add oil as car rental services, so peo- Gerry Santillan pride themselves on giving customers detailed information
[to the cars] for me.” ple can deal with repairs with about their cars. Ofelia Saenz/Signal Tribune
Now, just seven years as little disruption as possi- Orozco’s seem to be very anywhere,” he says. “If “We do all makes and
later, the business has out- ble to their daily lives. aware of the average car you’re lucky enough to have models,” Orozco says. “But
grown its original home. In “Our goal is to make cus- owner’s dilemma: How does a good repair shop, that’s we specialize in people.”
early March, they inaugu- tomers happy,” Orozco one find a good mechanic great. But if not, give us the Orozco’s Auto Service is
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Freight Services • Packaging Service • Packaging & Moving Supplies
Copying, Finishing & Printing Services
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M-F 9 am—7 pm • Sat. 9 am—5 pm
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FIRST WESTERN PEST CONTROL INC.
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Gas Piping Sewer Lines
Faucets Toilet Repairs
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18 SIGNAL TRIBUNE LEGAL NOTICES JULY 5, 2007
GREYHOUNDS SELF HELP EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT
Help For Pee-Shy Syndrome Alsace Lorraine Bakery
GREYHOUND Admin Secretary, PT 6 hr p/wk,
www.shybladder.org to assist Controller & GM, is looking for counter help
duties to include filing, from 8:30am–2:30pm
Greyhound Pets of America LOST handling light tax, insurance and Contact Ken (562) 427-5992
www.fastfriends.org or call
Joyce at (562) 694-3519 Lost & Found ads are free. Sunwood Doors Inc Welder Needed
Make a Fast Friend... Call the Signal Tribune ph: 562-951-9401 Starting pay $10–15 p/hr, F/T
Adopt an for more information fx: 562-951-0852 Fax resume to (562) 424-1972
Ex-Racing Greyhound 562-427-8678 seniors & moms welcomed or call Lillian at (562) 424-1655
TST2423 / 20071373284 declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Signed: Sophannara Padilla. The registrant has begun to trans-
The following person is doing business as: AT YOUR DISPOSAL act business under the fictitious business name or names listed
PET WASTE REMOVAL, 1427 E. Michelson St., Long Beach, CA herein. Date started business was June 6, 2007. This statement
90805. Registrant: SUSAN ANN GRIMES, 1427 Michelson St., was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on June
Long Beach, CA 90805. This business is conducted by: an individ- 12, 2007. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement
ual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and cor- expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the
rect. Signed: Susan Grimes. The registrant has not yet begun to county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be
transact business under the fictitious business name or names filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of
listed herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name
Angeles County on June 6, 2007. NOTICE: This fictitious business in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or com-
name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the mon law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions
office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: June 14, 21, 28, & July 5, 2007.
must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not
TST2428 / 20071474466
of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common
The following person is doing business as: 1. REASONABLY
law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).
RHETORICAL RACHAEL, 2. RACHAEL STILLMAN, 1270 E.
Pub. The Signal Tribune: June 14, 21, 28, & July 5, 2007.
37th St., Long Beach, CA 90807. Registrant: RACHAEL RIFKIN,
TST2424 / 20071415365 1270 E. 37th St., Long Beach, CA 90807. This business is con-
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT ducted by: an individual. I declare that all information in this
The following person is doing business as: BARD’S ART, 2136 statement is true and correct. Signed: Rachael Rifkin. The reg-
Gaviota Ave. #G, Signal Hill, CA 90755. Registrant: BARBARA istrant has begun to transact business under the fictitious busi-
HOLBROOK, 2136 Gaviota Ave. #G, Signal Hill, CA 90755. This ness name or names listed herein. Date started business was
business is conducted by: an individual. I declare that all infor- March, 2005. This statement was filed with the county clerk of
mation in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Barbara Los Angeles County on June 19, 2007. NOTICE: This fictitious
Holbrook. The registrant has begun to transact business under business name statement expires five years from the date it
the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Date was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious busi-
started business was January, 2006. This statement was filed ness name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing
with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on June 12, 2007. of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this
NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of
years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. another under federal, state, or common law (see section
A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Sig-
that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize nal Tribune: June 21, 28, & July 5, 12, 2007.
the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of
TST2429 / 20071474465
the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub.
The following person is doing business as: EXPEDITE COLLI-
The Signal Tribune: June 14, 21, 28, & July 5, 2007.
SION CENTER INC. DBA EXPEDITE TOWING, 1455 E. Spring
TST2425 / 20071415366 St., Long Beach, CA 90806. Registrant: EXPEDITE COLLISION
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT CENTER INC., 1455 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA 90806. This
The following person is doing business as: FAMILIA RANCH business is conducted by: a corporation. I declare that all infor-
MARKET, 2210 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806. Registrant: mation in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Abdel
City of Huntington Park SOPHANNARA PADILLA, 27025 Rockvale Terrace, Moreno Val- Balta, President. The registrant has begun to transact business
ley, CA 92555. This business is conducted by: an individual. I under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Date
NOTICE INVITING BIDS
City of Huntington Park
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the City Council of the City of Huntington Park, California, will TST 2435
NOTICE INVITING BIDS
receive, sealed proposals until the hour of 10:00 a.m., Wednesday July 18, 2007. At the Office of the
City Clerk for the “Freedom Park Splash Pad” in the City of Huntington Park, California, in accor-
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the City Council of the City of Huntington Park, California, will
dance with the plans and specifications for Project No. 08-009. Proposals shall be presented under receive, sealed proposals until the hour of 2:00 P.M. Monday July 23, 2007. At the Office of the City
sealed cover. Clerk for the “Sanitary Sewer Main Line & Lateral Lining And Storm Drain Construction At Various
Locations, Project No. 07-009” in the City of Huntington Park, California, in accordance with the
Bid deposits, faithful performance bond, labor and material bonds will be required as provided in said plans and specifications for Project No.07-009. Proposals shall be presented under sealed cover.
contract documents. Bids shall be submitted on official proposal forms.
Bid deposits, faithful performance bond, labor and material bonds will be required as provided in said
All proposals shall be marked “ Freedom Park Splash Pad” and mailed or delivered so as to be in the contract documents. Bids shall be submitted on official proposal forms.
hands of the City Clerk at the City Clerk’s Office in City Hall, 6550 Miles Avenue, at or before the
hour stated, at which time all bids received shall be publicly opened, examined, and declared by the All proposals shall be marked “Sanitary Sewer Main Line & Lateral Lining And Storm Drain Con-
City Clerk. Bidders and the public are invited to be present at the declaration of said proposals. struction At Various Locations, Project No. 07-009” and mailed or delivered so as to be in the hands
of the City Clerk at the City Clerk’s Office in City Hall, 6550 Miles Avenue, at or before the hour
stated, at which time all bids received shall be publicly opened, examined, and declared by the City
All bids so received, examined, and declared will be referred by the City Clerk to the City Engineer,
Clerk. Bidders and the public are invited to be present at the declaration of said proposals.
City Attorney, and City Manager for checking and report to the City Council at its regular meeting on
August 6, 2007.
All bids so received, examined, and declared will be referred by the City Clerk to the City Engineer,
City Attorney, and City Manager for checking and report to the City Council at its regular meeting on
Bidders are hereby notified that this is a State funded construction project, and that the State labor August 6, 2007.
standards apply to this contract. Furthermore, the bidders are hereby notified that pursuant to Sections
1770 et seq. of the Labor Code of the State of California, the City Council of the City of Huntington Bidders are hereby notified that this is a State funded construction project, and that the State labor
Park, incorporates herein by reference the general prevailing rate of per diem wages as determined by standards apply to this contract. Furthermore, the bidders are hereby notified that pursuant to Sections
the Director of Industrial Relations of the State of California which determinations are on file in the 1770 et seq. of the Labor Code of the State of California, the City Council of the City of Huntington
office of the City Clerk. Park, incorporates herein by reference the general prevailing rate of per diem wages as determined by
the Director of Industrial Relations of the State of California which determinations are on file in the
Said wage rates are hereby incorporated in and made a part of these specifications. In accordance with office of the City Clerk.
the Labor Code, no workman employed upon work under contract to the City shall be paid less than
the referenced prevailing wage rate. Said wage rates are hereby incorporated in and made a part of these specifications. In accordance with
the Labor Code, no workman employed upon work under contract to the City shall be paid less than
the referenced prevailing wage rate.
Any classification omitted herein shall be paid not less than the prevailing wage scale as established
for similar work in the particular area, and all overtime shall be paid at the prevailing rate as estab- Any classification omitted herein shall be paid not less than the prevailing wage scale as established
lished for the particular area. Sunday and Holiday time shall be paid at the wage rate determined by for similar work in the particular area, and all overtime shall be paid at the prevailing rate as estab-
the Director of Industrial Relations. lished for the particular area. Sunday and Holiday time shall be paid at the wage rate determined by
the Director of Industrial Relations.
The drawings, instructions to bidders, specifications, and official proposal forms to be used for bid-
ding can be obtained only at the Office of the City Engineer, City Hall, by paying a fee of $35.00 per The drawings, instructions to bidders, specifications, and official proposal forms to be used for bid-
set. THIS WILL NOT BE REFUNDED. Plans and specifications will be mailed upon receipt of the ding can be obtained only at the Office of the City Engineer, City Hall, by paying a fee of $75.00 per
fee and an additional $15.00 for mailing. set. THIS WILL NOT BE REFUNDED. Plans and specifications will be mailed upon receipt of the
fee and an additional $25.00 for mailing.
No bid will be considered unless it is made on the official proposal forms furnished by the City and is
made in accordance with the provisions of this notice, the instructions to bidders, and the contract No bid will be considered unless it is made on the official proposal forms furnished by the City and is
specifications. Each bidder must be licensed in accordance with applicable State laws. made in accordance with the provisions of this notice, the instructions to bidders, and the contract
specifications. Each bidder must be licensed in accordance with applicable State laws.
If an error is discovered prior to the time for opening of bids, which affects the validity of the bids
If an error is discovered prior to the time for opening of bids, which affects the validity of the bids
process, and which would affect the jurisdiction of the City Council to accept the bids, then the bid- process, and which would affect the jurisdiction of the City Council to accept the bids, then the bid-
ders shall be notified and all bids shall be returned, unopened to the person who submitted the bids. ders shall be notified and all bids shall be returned, unopened to the person who submitted the bids.
The City of Huntington Park reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality The City of Huntington Park reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality
or irregularity in the form or manner of any bid proposal or the bidding process. or irregularity in the form or manner of any bid proposal or the bidding process.
City Clerk of the City of City Clerk of the City of
Huntington Park, California Huntington Park, California
Dated: June, 2007 Dated: June, 2007
JULY 5, 2007 LEGAL NOTICES SIGNAL TRIBUNE 19
started business was October 26, 2006. This statement was TST2433 / 20071367256 TST2438 / 20071584201 TST2439 / 20071590164
filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on June 19, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
2007. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires The following persons are doing business as: 1. HAVOC FAMILY, The following persons are doing business as: PIONEER CAPI- The following person is doing business as: 1. ARTFUL HEAL-
five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county HAVOC FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT, 100 W. BROADWAY #250, TOL GROUP, 1945 Stanley Ave., Apt. D, Signal Hill, CA 90755. ING WITH DENISE CLAYTON-LEONARD, 2. PROJECT ART, 3.
clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed Long Beach, CA 90802. Registrant: 1. ALFREDO GUZMAN, 2484 Registrant: 1.CHRISTOPHER LEE MACIAS, 2. LIANA S. ARTFUL HEALING, 216 Termino Ave., Long Beach, CA 90803.
prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself Webster Ave., Long Beach, CA 90810, 2. JOSE CABRERA, 2345 MACIAS, 1945 Stanley Ave., Apt. D, Signal Hill, CA 90755. This Registrant: DENISE CLAYTON-LEONARD, 216 Termino Ave.,
authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in Adriatic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90810. This business is conducted business is conducted by: husband and wife. I declare that all Long Beach, CA 90803. This business is conducted by: an indi-
violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common by: co-partners. I declare that all information in this statement is information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: 1. vidual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and
law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions true and correct. Signed: 1. Alfredo Guzman, 2. Jose Cabrera. The Christopher L. Macias, 2. Liana S. Macias. The registrants have correct. Signed: Denise Clayton-Leonard. The registrant has
Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: June 21, 28, & July 5, 12, 2007. registrants have begun to transact business under the fictitious not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business
business name or names listed herein. Date started business was name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the
TST2427 / 20071179562
June 2007. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los county clerk of Los Angeles County on July 3, 2007. NOTICE: county clerk of Los Angeles County on July 3, 2007. NOTICE:
STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS
Angeles County on June 6, 2007. NOTICE: This fictitious business This fictitious business name statement expires five years from This fictitious business name statement expires five years from
name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new ficti- the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new ficti-
The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious busi-
office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement tious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. tious business name statement must be filed prior to that date.
ness name: CREATED 4 INFANTS AND TODDLERS CHILD
must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use
DEVELOPMENT CENTER, located at 3610 E. Ransom St., Long
of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the
Beach, CA 90804. The fictitious business name referred to above
in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see sec- rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see sec-
was filed on October 28, 2004, original File No. 04-2792903, in the
law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). tion 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The tion 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The
County of Los Angeles. Registrant: DIANN C. FAUNTLEROY, 3610
Pub. The Signal Tribune: June 28, & July 5, 12, 19, 2007. Signal Tribune: July 5, 12, 19, 26, 2007. Signal Tribune: July 5, 12, 19, 26, 2007.
E. Ransom St., Long Beach, CA 90804. This business is con-
ducted by: an individual. Signed: Diann C. Fauntleroy. This state- TST 2437
ment was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. 7983.20498 Title Order
May 15, 2007. The Signal Tribune: June 21, 28, & July 5, 12, 2007. No. 6515637-30 MIN No. 100024200011246069 Loan No.
1001124606 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF
City of Signal Hill
TST2431 / 20071524082
TRUST, DATED 01/19/06. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC
The following person is doing business as: R.A. CROSTA, 4700
SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF
Airport Plaza Dr., Long Beach, CA 90815. Registrant: ROBERTO
THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT
A. CROSTA, 3501 Mountain Park St., Las Vegas, NV 89129.
A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for
This business is conducted by: an individual. I declare that all
cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check
information in this statement is true and correct. Signed:
drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a
Roberto A Crosta. The registrant has begun to transact business
state or federal savings and loan association, or savings asso-
under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Date
ciation, or savings bank specified in §5102 to the Financial
started business was June 20, 2007. This statement was filed
code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by
with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on June 26, 2007. TST 2440
duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without
NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five
years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk.
covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING
possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured
A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to
by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any
that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of the City of Signal Hill will hold a
liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other
the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of
the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see
common designation, if any, shown herein. Trustor(s): ELLIOT public hearing on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber located at City
LEWIS, A SINGLE MAN Recorded: 01/24/06, as Instrument No. Hall, 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, California, to review:
section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub.
06-164048, of Official Records of Los Angeles, California. Date
The Signal Tribune: June 28, & July 5, 12, 19, 2007.
of Sale: 07/25/07 at 1:00 PM Place of Sale: At the front
TST2432 / 20071524083
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West A REQUEST FOR APPROVAL TO CONSTRUCT A 2,530 SQUARE FOOT, TWO-
Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA The purported property address is: STORY SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLING WITH AN ATTACHED 500 SQUARE FOOT
The following person is doing business as: NEWSTAR NAILS,
1110 & 1110 1/2 EAST 23RD STREET, SIGNAL HILL, CA
664 E. 63rd St., Long Beach, CA 90805. Registrant: 1. HONG GARAGE AT 2260 WALNUT AVENUE IN THE RLM-2, RESIDENTIAL LOW-
90755 Assessors Parcel No. 7211-018-031 The total amount of
THI LE, 2. TU YAN DOAN, 364 E. 63rd St., Long Beach, CA
90805. This business is conducted by: a husband and wife. I
the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to MEDIUM 2, ZONING DISTRICT (see attached map)
be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and
declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.
advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of
Signed: 1. Hong Thi Le, 2. Tu Van Doan. The registrant has THE PROPOSAL INCLUDES A REQUEST FOR A VARIANCE OF THE STANDARD
Sale is $546,193.74. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for
begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or
names listed herein. Date started business was July 1, 2007. This
any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy FIVE-FOOT (5’) SIDE YARD SETBACK TO ALLOW A THREE-FOOT (3’) SIDE
shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the suc- YARD SETBACK
statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County
cessful bidder shall have no further recourse. Date:
on June 26, 2007. NOTICE: This fictitious business name state-
07/05/07NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee
ment expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of
the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must
Karen Talafus, Authorized Signatory 505 N. Tustin Avenue, Applicant: Margaret Chung
Suite 243 Santa Ana, CA 92705 Sale Info website: www.USA-
be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of
Foreclosure.com Reinstatement and Pay-Off Requests: (866)
itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name THIS PROJECT IS CATEGORICALLY EXEMPT from requirements of the California Environmen-
387-NWTS THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A
in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or com-
mon law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions
DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED tal Quality Act pursuant to Section 15303 class 3(a) of Guidelines for Implementation of the Califor-
FOR THAT PURPOSE FEI # 1002.73297 07/05, 07/12, nia Environmental Quality Act.
Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: June 28, & July 5, 12, 19, 2007.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS are hereby invited to attend this public hearing to present written
City of Signal Hill information, express their opinions, or otherwise present evidence on the above matter. If you wish to
legally challenge any action taken by the City on the above matter, you may be limited to raising only
those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing as described in this notice or in written
correspondence delivered to the City prior to or at the public hearing. Written comments may be sub-
mitted to the Community Development Department prior to or at the public hearing. You may also
email us with your comments and/or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE FILE CONTAINING MATERIAL relevant to the proposed project may be inspected by the
public between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and on Fridays until
4:30 p.m. in the Community Development Department located at City Hall.
TST 2436 FURTHER INFORMATION on this item may be obtained at the City of Signal Hill Community
Police Station Community Workshop Development Department located at 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, California, or by calling James
Kao, Associate Planner at (562) 989-7344.
The City Council and City staff would like to update the community on an important development
regarding the Signal Hill Police Department’s proposed new Police Station. A workshop will be held ________________
on Saturday, July 14th at 9:00 a.m. in the Community Center 1780 E. Hill Street. The City Council is Scott Charney
seeking input on a change of location for the new Police Station. Community input is vital and will Planning Manager
assist Council in making their decision. Published in The Signal Tribune newspaper: July 5, 2007
Posted in accordance with S.H.M.C. Section 1.08.010: July 5, 2007
The workshop will review the feasibility of constructing the new Police Station on an alternative site Mailed to affected property owners: July 5, 2007
located on Walnut Avenue and 27th Street. This site had been designated as the “back-up site” for the
Station. For further information, please contact Chief Sonoff at 989-7205.
Published in the Signal Tribune on: July 5th and 12, 2007
Signal Tribune Classified Ad Form
Category:__________________ (example: For Sale, Emp[loyement, etc) Date(s) to Run:________________________
* for auto sales license plate number must be included within the ad
5 line minimum. All classifieds start at $18. ADD $1 for additional lines.
Prices are based on one week.
Multiply price by number of weeks you wish ad to run. Total:______________
To place a classified ad complete this form and fax to: (562) 427-1272 or
mail to: Signal Tribune 2669 Myrtle Ave., #111, Signal Hill, CA 90755
20 SIGNAL TRIBUNE JULY 5, 2007