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					                                                     T        R        I       B         U           N       E
 Serving Bixby Knolls, California Heights, Los Cerritos, Wrigley and the City of Signal Hill
 VOL. 29, NO. 23                                    Your Weekly Community Newspaper                                                          November 16, 2006


                                                                                                     SH receives too few
   Mural Masterpiece                                                                                 water rate protests
                                                                                                     JOSEPH SERNA                      needed at least 2,174 for a
                                                                                                     Staff Writer                      simple majority.
                                                                                                                                          “The residents are basi-
                                                                                                        The Signal Hill City Coun-     cally funding the city’s sav-
                                                                                                     cil introduced an ordinance       ings account. We’re stuffing
                                                                                                     establishing a 3 percent water    your little piggy bank,” resi-
                                                                                                     rate increase for property        dent Carol Churchill told the
                                                                                                     owners Tuesday, the new rate      Council during her protest.
                                                                                                     is expected to keep the city’s    Churchill was referring to
                                                                                                     water fund fiscally solvent.      the $100,000 revenue the
                                                                                                        The Council originally         rate increase is expected to
                                                                                                     passed the rate hike July 11,     generate—currently the
                                                                                                     but a California Supreme          water fund revenue is
                                                                                                     Court decision, Bighorn-          approximately $8,000 more
                                                                                                     Desert View Water Agency v.       than expenditures.
                                                                                                     E.W. Kelley, S127535,                The increased revenue is
                                                                                                     changed the law on utility rate   expected to offset across-the-
                                                                                                     increases soon after the Coun-    board rises in labor, construc-
                                                                                                     cil’s approval.                   tion, energy, water pumping
                                                                                                        The Council decided to         and living costs for the city.
                                                                                                     voluntarily adhere to the new        The revenue should keep
   This mural, created by Art Mortimer as a salute to Long Beach Veterans,                           law, which gives the public a     the water fund in the black,
   was unveiled last Saturday.                     Mark Eastman/Signal Tribune
                                                                                                     45-day period to protest the      with extra money seen as a
                                                                                                     hike in person or through         “prudent reserve,” said City
   BY MARK EASTMAN                                 dedicated on the wall of the southeast cor-       writing—a simple majority of      Attorney David Aleshire.
   Staff Writer                                    ner of Harding Street and Atlantic Avenue.        the city’s property owners           “If you did not build up
                                                      The mural artistically honors Long             protesting is required to quash   money to fix things, you
      North Long Beach residents gathered          Beach Veteran’s from the five military            the rate increase.                wouldn’t be able to pay for
   last Saturday for a day of patriotic celebra-   branches. The project was a joint venture            Counting Tuesday night’s       them when you need to
   tion of those who have served the country.      between the Veterans Day Parade Commit-           written and oral protests (the    replace them,” Aleshire
      Following the 10th Annual Long Beach         tee and the Department of Parks, Recre-           last day of the 45-day protest    stated.
   Veterans Day Parade, a 2,168 square foot        ation and Marine and funded by the                period), according to Deputy         The next Council meeting
   mural, created by artist Art Mortimer, was                               see MURAL page 6         City Clerk Vivian Munson,         will be on Tuesday, Novem-
                                                                                                     there were 46—the city            ber 28 at 7 p.m. in city hall.

Company is Coming: Long Beach says it’s time to clean up
   On Saturday, residents are     graffiti throughout Long         ness patronage. Neighbor-         in every community.”              of-way, such as the wall of a
urged to join together and        Beach.                           hoods that allow graffiti to         The Long Beach City            residence or business adjacent
improve their neighborhoods          The other sites are: 2247     remain tend to attract more       Council remains serious about     to a street or alley.
by removing graffiti and          Earl Avenue, 1320 Gaviota        crimes. Furthermore, address-     addressing graffiti, and has         To better coordinate this
stickers and picking up trash     Avenue, 2010 Eucalyptus          ing graffiti requires personal    allocated funding to expand       effort, and to focus on areas
during a citywide event           Avenue, 910 Daisy Avenue,        and city funds, according to      one of the anti-graffiti pro-     with a large amount of inci-
dubbed Company is Coming.         5800 Cherry Avenue, 1004         Pat West, director of commu-      grams throughout Long             dents, the city has been parti-
Graffiti removal and clean-up     East Seventh Street, 2023        nity development for the city     Beach. They have contracted       tioned into four sectors. GPC
supplies will be provided.        Pacific Avenue, 6700 Butler      of Long Beach.                    with Graffiti Protective Coat-    also will respond to calls
   The clean-up lasts from 10     Avenue, 1557 Parade Street          “This is a great opportunity   ings (GPC) to expand its ser-     received on the city’s graffiti
a.m. to noon at 11 sites,         and Chavez Park at Fourth        for people to make a differ-      vices, and use four specially     abatement hotline—(562)
including 1 Granada Avenue,       Street and Golden Avenue.        ence in their neighborhoods,”     equipped trucks to patrol the     570-2773—that identify
which will feature a demon-          Graffiti reduces property     said West. “The quick elimi-      city and proactively eliminate    accessible graffiti on private
stration by a private company     values, decreases neighbor-      nation of graffiti is vital to    graffiti from private property    property. Graffiti on other
that is proactively eliminating   hood pride and lowers busi-      maintaining the quality of life   accessible from a public right-             see GRAFFITI page 9



  30th Anniversary                                                                                                                     Mindy Nettifee
  of No More Butts                                                                                                                     performs poems
  Today is National Smoke-                                                                                                             Two one-night-only events
  out. Learn the tips to help                                                                                                          show at The Found in
  you quit puffin’.                                                                                                                    November.
              Pages 4 & 8                                                     Pages 10 & 11                                                             Page 12
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                                                             Reminiscing
iAroundTowni
BKBIA MIXER
The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association’s
monthly mixer will take place tonight from 5:30 p.m. to 7
p.m. at Mailbox It, 3428 Long Beach Boulevard. The
event is free and open to all local businesses and BIA
members. Mailbox It will provide refreshments, and the
BIA will award door prizes donated by local businesses.
For more information, call the BIA at (562) 595-0081 or
call Mailbox It at (562) 997-2800.
EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD OF AMERICA
The Long Beach Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of
America will meet Friday at St. Gregory Episcopal
Church, 6201 East Willow Street in Long Beach. Social
Hour begins at 10 a.m., the meeting/program starts at
11:30 a.m. This month’s guest will be Sue Ann Robinson,
from the Long Beach Art Museum. Guests are welcome
and are requested to pay a $2 donation. For more informa-
tion, call Vicki Young at (562) 421-6975.
UNIQUE BIBLE THEATRE PERFORMANCES
The Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist, 5871 Naples Plaza in       Anyone recognize this crew of Signal Hill characters or know why they are posing
Long Beach, will offer two Bible-based theatrical perfor-         together? Contact the Signal Tribune at 2669 Myrtle Avenue, Suite 111, Signal
mances by Dr. Alex Cavalli this weekend. On Friday at 8 p.m.,     Hill, CA 90755, or send email to newspaper@signaltribune.com.
Dr. Cavalli will present his unique, solo performance of “Paul:
Face-to-Face” and on Saturday at 4 p.m., he will perform “The
Gospel According to St. John.” Everyone is welcome to attend      Senator Lowenthal to host a town hall
these free events. For more information, call (562) 434-0669.
CUB SCOUT CRAFT SALE AND BOOK SALE
                                                                  meeting the costs of transporting goods
The Cub Scout Pack #117 will host a holiday craft faire and          Senator Alan Lowenthal (D-              the Walter Pyramid on the              on the various options for fund-
used book sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the north     Long Beach), in partnership                CSULB campus (complimen-               ing air pollution mitigation and
parking lot of Newcomb Academy, 3351 Val Verde Avenue.            with Dr. F. King Alexander,                tary parking), 1250 Bellflower         infrastructure projects related to
Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Newcomb Academy           president of California State              Boulevard in Long Beach.               the Ports of Long Beach and
Library. For more information, or to reserve a vendor space       University at Long Beach, will             Mayor Bob Foster will pro-             Los Angeles.
for a donation of $25, contact Shelly at (562) 799-4009.          host Paying for the True Costs             vide the opening remarks.                 The economic, health and
ART OPENING                                                       of Goods Movement, a town                     While there have been sev-          legal limitations and implica-
There will be a unique selection of artwork, handmade             hall meeting to discuss funding            eral public meetings in recent         tions of the various funding
jewelry and art books for sale at the opening reception at        solutions for our public health            months regarding poor air qual-        options (including the status
Artistic Edge Art and Framing’s Holiday Event, Saturday           crisis.                                    ity in our region and the alarm-       quo, municipal bonds, man-
from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Artistic Edge is located at 2105 East          The event will take place               ing health statistics as a result of   dated user fees and voluntary
Fourth Street in Long Beach. For more information, call           Tuesday, November 28 from 6                diesel particulate matter,             user fees) will be explored at
(562) 433-5169 or visit www.artisticedge-online.com.              p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Pointe in            Lowenthal’s meeting will focus         the town hall meeting.
WOMEN’S ART SHOW
Women Artist Visibility (WAV), a coalition of concerned
lesbians to promote lesbian and women artists, will present
High Heels and Pointed Shoes: Women Stepping Into Their
Power on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Second
City Council Gallery, 435 Alamitos Avenue in Long Beach.
This non-juried art show will feature music, poetry and live
body painting, in addition to several women artists. The art
will be on display through November 26. For more infor-
mation, contact Pat Lamis at (562) 493-2614.
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING
The Questing Heirs Genealogical Society of Long Beach                                                   Saturday, December 2 from 1pm ‘til 5pm
will have its November meeting on Sunday at 1:15 p.m. in
the parish hall of the Resurrection Lutheran Church, 1900                                               You are invited to tour El Dorado Park Estates
East Carson Street (one block west of Cherry) in Long                                                   home of distinction. In addition to your tour,
Beach. The topic for this month’s meeting will be Buttons                                               please join us at our Hospitality House for a
and Your Family History, presented by Anne Larkin. There
                                                                                                        Silent Auction, light refreshments and great music
will also be a presentation by Dr. Geoff Gatley of the Long
Beach Historical Society. For more information, call (562)                                              from our own Long Beach Poly Jazz Ensemble.
421- 5610 or visit www.qhgs.info.
THANKSGIVING DAY CHURCH SERVICE                                               Thank You
The Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist, 5871 Naples Plaza in                     to our
Long Beach, will offer a special Thanksgiving Day church ser-                 Platinum Sponsors
vice for the community on Thursday, November 23 at 10 a.m.
Bible passages from the King James version, along with
related ideas from Science and Health with Key to the
Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy will also be read to help
guests discover for themselves the true meaning of                                                Please send this form and payment to:
                                                                             Attn: Home Tour, Newcomb Academy, 3351 Val Verde Ave., Long Beach CA 90808.
Thanksgiving. For more information, call (562) 434-0669.
SOUTH COAST ORCHID SOCIETY AUCTION
The South Coast Orchid Society will host an orchid auc-
tion on Monday, November 27, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The auction will take place at Whaley Park Clubhouse,
                                                                       The day of the event, tickets can be
5620 Atherton Street in Long Beach. Proceeds from the                  purchased for $18 at our Hospitality House,
event will go toward furthering the research and cultiva-              3120 Armourdale Ave, Long Beach.

tion of orchids. For more information, contact Janell                  For further information, please
Schuck at (562) 431-5090.                                              call 598-2699 or 431-8444.
NOVEMBER 16, 2006                                                COMMUNITY                                                                         SIGNAL TRIBUNE              3
Look out! Art is everywhere                                                                                    Spotlight on:
       Last Chance
   Lisa Dorsey’s photography
exhibit 101 Ways to Holly-
                                    Long Beach artist Joseph Giri.
                                       Lebsack currently works on
                                    both private and public pro-
                                                                          the gallery, enjoy the artwork on
                                                                          the walls, purchase gift cards,
                                                                          original fine art and handcrafted
                                                                                                              ADVERTISERS
wood ends this Friday at Pic-       jects, and has shown at galleries     jewelry, as well as sip ice-
ture This Gallery & Custom
Framing at 4130 Norse Way
                                    in Long Beach and Los Ange-
                                    les. In addition to doing fine art,
                                                                          blended mocha smoothies and
                                                                          munch on hot sandwiches for
                                                                                                               P   acific Coast University School of Law, 1650 Ximeno
                                                                                                                   Avenue, Suite 310, will host an information session for
                                                                                                               prospective students tonight from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
in Long Beach.                      Lebsack is also a co-owner of a       the upcoming holiday seasons.        Pacific Coast University is known for having provided
   Dorsey is a fifth-generation     local graphic design business
                                                                                                               students in Southern California an affordable, quality legal-
Long Beach resident with a          called Chance Artworks.                   MoLAA Presents
                                                                                                               education for more than 75 years. Tonight’s event is free
Bachelor’s of Arts in fine art         To view some of his work,                Cuban Art
                                                                                                               and open to the public. For more information, call (562)
photography from California         go online to www.chanceart-              MoLAA presents its highly
                                                                                                               961-8200 or visit their website at www.pculaw.com.
State University, Long Beach.       works.com.                            anticipated and timely exhibi-
All of her photos are one-of-
a-kind (no reprints) ultra-
chrome archival prints.
                                       The Signal Hill Library
                                    hours are Monday, Tuesday and
                                    Thursday from noon to 8 p.m.,
                                                                          tion, Unbroken Ties (Sin Rup-
                                                                          turas): Dialogues in Cuban Art,
                                                                          admist the political and eco-
                                                                                                               T    here are only two dates left for this season’s
                                                                                                                    Victor’s Gifts II Mini Shops. November’s event will
                                                                                                               take place Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Café Bixby,
   Gallery hours are Tuesday        and Wednesday, Friday and             nomic controversy surrounding        3900 Atlantic Avenue. December’s event will happen on
through Friday from 10 a.m.         Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.       the Cuban embargo and Fidel          Saturday, December 2, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the
to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10              For more information, call         Castro's uncertain tenure.           Phoenix Coffeehouse, 539 East Bixby Road. As in the
a.m. to 2 p.m. For more infor-      the library at (562) 989-7392.           As the title suggests, Un-        spirit of the former Victor’s, Victor’s Gifts II offers free
mation contact Mattie Gomez                                               broken Ties is an exhibition         gift-wrapping, prompt delivery on special orders and
at (562) 425-4861.                          Returning to                  focusing on the survival and         shipping nationwide. For more information, contact
                                           the Royal Cup                  perpetuity of Cuban values           Christine Hart at (310) 376-5866 or (310) 948-1291.
        Signal Hill                    The Royal Cup Gallery and          and the Cuban character
       Cultural Arts
   Robert Lebsack, a Califor-
                                    Gourmet Coffee Shop, 994
                                    Redondo Avenue on the corner
                                                                          beyond the island. The exhibi-
                                                                          tion features contemporary           T    he Newcomb Academy PTSA will present a Holiday
                                                                                                                    Home Tour on Saturday, December 2, from 1 p.m. to
                                                                                                               5 p.m. at the El Dorado Park Estates, located between
nia State Long Beach alumnus        of Redondo and 10th Street            Cuban art: paintings, prints,
who settled in Southern Cali-       has an exhibition that will run       photographs, sculpture and           Spring Street and Wardlow Road, east of the 605 Freeway
fornia following world travel,      through December 31.                  video presentations.                 in East Long Beach. The hospitality home will feature
will be displaying his art in the      Returning artists, painter            The exhibition is drawn           refreshments, music and a silent auction, as well as five
Signal Hill Library through the     Luke Van Hook and photogra-           from the permanent collection        beautiful homes to tour. Admission is $15 per person pre-
end of the year. The event is       pher Ginger Van Hook, display         of Cuban art from the Museum         sale and $18 at the door. Proceeds will benefit Newcomb
sponsored by the Friends of         new paintings and experimen-          of Art Fort Lauderdale (MoA          Academy student programs. For more information, con-
Signal Hill Cultural Arts.          tal digital photography.              FL). The museum holds the            tact Lisa Kitching at (562) 431-8444.
   Lebsack grew up in an Air           Local portrait artist and illus-   largest and most comprehen-
Force family and traveled the       trator Danny Flores exhibits for      sive collection of contempo-
world. Later, he studied art at     the first time and three local sis-   rary Cuban art outside of Cuba.
CSULB and received a Bach-          ters, Loretta Jensen, Mandi              MoLAA is located at 628
elor of Fine Arts in illustra-      Willis and Sara Willis exhibit        Alamitos Avenue in Long
tion. During his time at            original works of jewelry,            Beach. For information on                                               Class Schedule
CSULB, he had the opportu-          sculpture and drawings.               MoLAA and its programs                                                    available at
nity to study with esteemed            The public is invited to visit     visit www.molaa.org.                                                  www.bananaberry.com

Cabrillo Aquarium Book Fair includes                                                                                Exotic Fibers, & Vintage Fabrics
                                                                                                               inside Banana Berry Marketplace

author talks, workshops, crafts                                                                               1090 E. Wardlow Rd • (562) 426-1133


   Cabrillo Marine Aquarium            Erie discusses how MWD             lic. Limited parking is available
is hosting its first ever book      deals with the dilemmas of            at $7 per vehicle. Carpooling,
fair on Saturday from 11 a.m.       drought management, water             taking the trolley or catching      Glass Studio open
to 4 p.m.                           quality, environmental stew-          the free shuttle at 22nd Street     Tues thru Sat 10-6pm
   Among the many activities,       ardship and the various battles       and Miner is encouraged.
there will be book readings,        MWD faces today, including                For more information, call      Mosaic & Fusing Classes
talks and signings by authors,      sustaining an urbanized               Feliciana Warren, membership        Glass Art N Supplies
face painting and a workshop        desert. This not-to-be-missed         coordinator at (310) 548-8396.       Bring the Kids and Start
on how to make bookmarks.           talk will be in the Cabrillo              Cabrillo Marine Aquarium         Making Holiday Gifts Now!
Refreshments will be provided       Marine Auditorium.                    is located at 3720 Stephen M.       4242 Atlantic N 562.424.6052 N www.ChromaGlassDesigns.com
on the veranda next to the Vir-        The event is free to the pub-      White Drive in San Pedro.
ginia Reid Moore Marine
Research Library overlooking                                                                                                                                          Since
Cabrillo Beach.                                                                                                                                                       1944
   At 1:15 p.m., author                                                                                       Automotive & Evaluation Center
Steven Erie, professor of                                                                                      500 East Wardlow Road • Long Beach                       CALIFORNIA
political science and director                                                                                One Block N. of 405 Fwy.

of the urban studies and plan-                                                                                between Atlantic & L.B. Blvd.   426-7321                    Professional
                                                                                                                                                                       Automotive Service

ning program at the Univer-
sity of California, San Diego,
will give a talk about his                                                                                       SHUTTLE SERVICE
                                                                                                              to & from work or home
book “Beyond Chinatown.”
   The book goes behind the
scenes of water usage in Los
Angeles and the history of the
Metropolitan Water District of
Southern California (MWD).
This book debunks the myth
put forth in the famous movie
“Chinatown” focusing on how
the MWD and its pioneering
ways became the world’s
eighth largest economy thriv-
ing in a semi-desert.
4   SIGNAL TRIBUNE                                       COMMUNITY                                                                         NOVEMBER 16, 2006


                            Thoughts                                                    Vicki’s View
                             from the
                                                                                        A baseball diamond was
                            Publisher                                                   this girl’s best friend
                            by Neena Strichart
                                                             BY VICKI PARIS GOODMAN                went to the try-out and                   So I bided my time the rest
   Today is the 30th anniversary of the American Can-        Arts & Entertainment Editor           watched as the boys lined up           of that year and worked on
cer Society’s Great American Smokeout® (see more on                                                and auditioned by batting,             taming my rather wild throw-
this event on page 8). For me today is the 11th week of          I was a tomboy. Do they           throwing, catching and run-            ing arm. For some reason I
living smoke-free (or as some call it—“smober”).             still call it that? To be precise,    ning. Bob made one of the              had been unable to develop an
                                                             my best friends were girls, but       teams in the “farm league”—            accurate overhand. But while
   Being a nicotine addict has not been fun and it is a
                                                             I had this other life that Caryn      the training ground for future         Dad and I were throwing the
constant struggle to stay smober. Information from vari-
                                                             and Mindy either didn’t know          little league sluggers. Dad vol-       ball back and forth one day, he
ous websites has helped me stay vigilant as has my local
                                                             about or just didn’t get. This        unteered to umpire at some of          and I accidentally discovered I
self-help weekly support meetings.
                                                             was no big surprise because           the games, while Mom agreed            had a mean side arm. It fea-
   Today I would like to offer information from a refer-     Caryn and Mindy weren’t               to periodically run the snack          tured a comfortable twist of
ral guide I received from the city of Long Beach’s           saddled with frizzy hair,             bar. And me? I sat in the              the wrist. Best of all, it zeroed
Tobacco Education Program as well as personal tips to        freckles and coke bottle spec-        stands getting hooked on the           in on its target practically
those of you who are ready to become smober. It’s a          tacles. At age 10, it was possi-      energy and atmosphere of the           every time, veering a few cen-
tough decision and non-smokers need to understand that       ble for them to go to school          place.                                 timeters off the “bullseye”
giving up cigarettes is a very personal decision.            looking like girls. My lot was            Every game started out the         only occasionally. I was ready.
    Suggestions to Help You Quit...                          to wonder what that was like.         same way. Piped in over the               The next year, it was try-
                                                             So I concentrated on getting          PA were the national anthem,           out day again. Dad was taking
    • Get rid of all cigarettes and ashtrays in your home,   straight A’s and perfecting my        followed by the little league          Bob who, now a year older,
      car and/or workplace.                                  mastery of a baseball glove.          pledge and then the little             aspired to the “minor league.”
    • Ask your family, friends and coworkers for support.        It so happened my dad was         league song:                           I tagged along. Bob made the
    • Breathe in deeply when you feel the urge to smoke      a first class all-around athlete.         “When the umpire calls             desired cut. And I said to Dad,
      [my favorite tip—learned it from my friend             He’d excelled at football, base-      and he hollers ‘play ball!’            “I wish they would let girls
      Gregory].                                              ball, swimming and classic            hear them yell ’c’mon little           play. I want to try out.”
    • Keep yourself busy with hobbies.                       Brooklyn-style handball. All          leaguer...’” To this day I whis-          This is where a little under-
    • Make a list of reasons you want to quit.               you had to do was go watch            per that song to myself every          standing of my dad becomes
    • Reward yourself once you quit.                         one of his handball matches at        time I hear our national               necessary. Notwithstanding
    • When the urge hits—wait it out—it will pass, I         the Hollywood Y and you               anthem come to an end.                 his athletic prowess and regu-
      promise.                                               were back in New York, where              Then the game would start.         lar guy psyche, my dad was
    • Don’t blame yourself for being weak or having no       men wore boxer shorts and             If Dad wasn’t umping, I’d              also a little peculiar. Apart
      will power if your first efforts to quit don’t work.   athletic shirts and had that          borrow a glove from someone            from sports, his favorite pas-
    • Remember you’ve been a smoker for a long time—         great gymnasium smell. The            and beg Dad to teach me to             time was ignoring No Tres-
       quitting may not happen as quickly as you’d like      names on Dad’s handball tour-         catch. Well, teach me he did.          passing signs.
    • Quitting may be physically painful—sometimes           nament trophies were all Jew-         For Hanukkah that year I got              A normal father would
      side effects of quitting mimic the flu.                ish and Italian, and the best         my first baseball glove. I got         have responded to my yearn-
    • Find a local support group to help you stay focused.   player of them all was named          so good that the “minor                ing comment, “Honey, I’m
                                                             Stuffy Singer…But I digress.          league” boys in my class at            sorry. But it’s against the
    Websites you can visit:                                      So the year was 1964 and          school conspired to get me on          rules. Girls aren’t allowed.
    www.nicotine-anonynmous.org                              my little brother Bob turned 7        their team the following year          You can throw the ball around
    www.tobaccofreeca.com/index.html                         years old, old enough to tryout       to replace their unimpressive          with the guys before or after
    www.quitnet.com                                          for little league! Our family         first baseman.                         the game.”
                                                                                                                                             Not my Dad. Normalcy
    People to Call                                                                                                                        wasn’t his style. His response
    • California Smokers’ Helpline 1-800-NO-BUTTS
    • Talk to the folks at the city of Long Beach Depart-                       Inspiration Corner                                        to me was a matter-of-fact,
                                                                                                                                          “So go try out.”
      ment of Health & Human Services, Tobacco Educa-                                       by Betty Colston                                 So I did. And I made that
      tion Program, 3820 Cherry Avenue; (562) 570-7950                                                                                    team that had been so badly in
                                                                           Remember in giving thanks to be thankful                       need of a competent first
  Best of luck with your journey toward being a non-                        for that which is to come in addition to                      baseman. The boys in my
smoker—it’s a tough road to travel. Just remember—                           that which you have already received.                        class were ecstatic. Since I
you are NOT alone.                                                              Betty Colston — Author — Professional Speaker/Trainer
                                                                                                                                          looked like a little boy, the
                                                                             Colston Enterprise PO Box 92301, Long Beach, CA 90809-2301
                                                                                                                                                  see BASEBALL page 19



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NOVEMBER 16, 2006                                                          NEWS                                                                 SIGNAL TRIBUNE            5
LBFD chooses Battalion Chief
by promoting from within
                                                                                                              eye on
   The Long Beach Fire             which includes portions of the
                                                                                                                        crime
                                                                                                                News from the LBPD
Department announced its           central city, downtown and
appointment of Battalion           the Port of Long Beach.                                                         Crimes reported by the LBPD November 9–13
Chief Jeff Reeb as the new            Since 2005, he has been                                                Districts 6 (North of PCH), 7 & 8 (East of the L.A. River)
deputy chief of Fire Opera-        assigned to fire headquarters                                             Thursday, November 8
tions last week.                   where he has been overseeing
                                                                                                             Felony Suspect Arrested
   Reeb started his fire service   the city’s Fire Department
                                                                                                             6 a.m. • 2200 block of East Pacific Coast Highway
career in 1983 by attending the    Community Services and
                                                                                                             Two subjects were manipulating a firearm, when the firearm
Columbus Fire Department           Public Information Bureau.
                                                                                                             accidentally discharged striking one of the two subjects in the
Training Academy in Colum-            Reeb will be taking over
                                                                                                             chest. The victim was transported to a hospital in critical con-
bus, Ohio. Upon graduation,        Steve Lewis’ position as
                                                                                                             dition. Detectives responded and the investigation is ongoing.
he served as a firefighter for     deputy chief.                          LBPD Battalion Chief
the city of Upper Arlington, a        Lewis recently accepted the             Jeff Reeb                      Monday, November 13
suburb of Columbus.                fire chief position for the New-                                          Felony Suspects Arrested
   In 1986, he relocated to        port Beach Fire Department.         apparatus and personnel.
                                                                                                             7 a.m. • 100 block of East Louise Street
Long Beach, and accepted a            Reeb’s responsibilities in his      Reeb brings 23 years of var-
                                                                                                             A group of subjects were involved in a verbal argument
position with the Long Beach       new position include directing      ied fire service experience to his
                                                                                                             when one subject pulled out a weapon and started firing. No
Fire Department.                   and coordinating the delivery of    new position and also serves as
                                                                                                             one was hit and there were no injuries. During the investiga-
   He was promoted to fire         Long Beach Fire’s emergency         the fire service representative to
                                                                                                             tion officers located and arrested the two suspects responsi-
captain in 1995, and while         service operations including        the United State Coast Guard’s
                                                                                                             ble for the shooting.
working as a captain at Station    fire suppression, emergency         Area Maritime Security Com-
1 and Station 24, he served as     medical services, US&R, haz-        mittee for the Port of Los Ange-      Shooting
the training coordinator for the   ardous material responses and       les-Long Beach.                       8:30 p.m. • 5900 block of California Avenue
department’s Urban Search          the marine safety program.             Reeb has a Bachelor of             A male subject walked up to a group standing in front of a
and Rescue (US&R) team.               In addition, the deputy          Science from Ohio State Uni-          garage area and fired several rounds. Two subjects were hit
   Reeb was promoted to bat-       chief oversees the operation’s      versity. He is married and has        by gunfire and transported to a local hospital with non-life-
talion chief in 2001, previ-       budget and is responsible for       two children.                         threatening injuries. Detectives responded to the scene and
ously serving as a battalion       maintaining the readiness of           Reeb took over as deputy           the investigation is ongoing.
commander in District One,         the department’s facilities,        chief on November 3.

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Police Captain Ron Mark is
up for the challenge.
   “I’m a big proponent of
community-police involve-
ment,” Mark said. “We can’t
do it alone and the public         Ron Mark is welcomed to
can’t do it alone.”                Signal Hill by Mayor Larry
   Mark came to the Signal         Forester.
Hill Police Department from
                                   in Signal Hill, such as the Com-
the Gardena Police Depart-
                                   munity Emergency Response
ment in late October, where he
                                   Team (CERT) training.
served for 25 years. He lives
                                       However, comparing the city
in Huntington Beach with his
                                   of Gardena to the city of Signal
wife and two daughters.
                                   Hill is “almost like comparing
    “He was very people-           apples and oranges,” he said—
oriented,” said Gardena’s Cap-     Gardena’s population is about
tain Ed Madrano, who worked        60,000.
with Mark for 18 years.                Mark was promoted to cap-
“We’re sad to see him go.”         tain from lieutenant when he
   While at Gardena, Mark          made the switch to Signal
served in almost every divi-       Hill, but he said his responsi-
sion in the department, finish-    bilities are nothing he has not
ing up his time there as a         done before, they are just “a
watch commander.                   little more global responsibili-
   Mark is also an adjunct         ties,” as he put it.
professor of criminal justice at       Getting to work with Police
Cal State Long Beach.              Chief Tom Sonoff also made
   While at Gardena, Mark          the switch easier, he said,
was one of the founders of         because “life is about who
their volunteer program and        your boss is.”
was involved with their                The change has been
Explorer’s program, which          smooth for he and his family,
gives youth interested in law      Mark said, though he is dedi-
enforcement a chance to par-       cating more time to his job.
ticipate in ride-a-longs and           But, for him, it’s worth it.
other police activities.               “I think it’s important to
   Mark hopes to similarly         put a little bit back [into the
expand community involvement       community],” he said.
6           SIGNAL TRIBUNE                                                                                     NEWS                                                                                  NOVEMBER 16, 2006

Mural                                                                                                      Child Development Center could get
continued from page 1
Redevelopment Agency.                                                      Beach who have bravely
                                                                                                           music program thanks to donation
   Mortimer, known for the                                                 served their country and is        Cal State Long Beach’s
many murals he has painted                                                 part of our ongoing com-        Associated Students, Inc. (ASI)
in Long Beach, took about                                                  mitment to enhancing the        accepted a $2,000 gift to the
two months to complete his                                                 quality of life in North        Isabel Patterson Child Develop-
latest work. “This was one of                                              Long Beach.”                    ment Center (CDC) from Sig-
the most complicated,” Mor-                                                   Ninth District Council       nal Hill Petroleum last week.
timer told the Signal Tribune.                                             member Val Lerch served as         “I have worked with ASI in
   “The Redevelopment                                                      master of ceremonies of the     the past through a previous
Agency and our partners                                                    post-parade program in          company and learned about
are honored to support this                                                Houghton Park. Among            the Isabel Patterson Child
beautiful and moving trib-                                                 those seated on the grand-      Development Center. I was
ute to Long Beach veter-                                                   stand were parade grand         very impressed with the pro-
ans,” said Patrick West,                                                   marshals Captain J. Kipling     gram, particularly how it
director of the Community                                                  Louttit, United States Coast    helped women who want to go         Left to Right: Brigette Young, Development Associate,
Development Department.                                                    Guard; Lieutenant Colonel       to college but need help with       Associated Students, CSULB; Rhonda Marikos, Direc-
“This mural celebrates the                                                 John J. Sega, United States     daycare,” said Debra Russell        tor of the Isabel Patterson Child Development Center;
men and women of Long                                                      Marine Corps Reserved;          of Signal Hill Petroleum.           Debra Russell, Signal Hill Petroleum; and David Slater,
                                                                           Christopher S. Martin; and         The company’s gift may           Vice President/General Manager, Signal Hill Petroleum.
                                                                           ADC Clifford A. Chaffee,        fund the creation of a multi-
         LOWERYOUR                                                         United States Navy, Retired.    cultural music program. The            The donation may also be                          its well-trained staff and bene-
        PAYMENT WITH                                                          Lerch introduced digni-      program would include a             used for general needs at the                        fit children for years to come.
        A 40YEAR TERM                                                      taries, after which the Long    state-certified music teacher,      center. Research demonstrates                            “We’re so excited. We
                                                                           Beach Junior Concert Band,      books, CD’s, and activities         that quality childcare, charac-                      truly appreciate Signal Hill
                                                                           under the direction of Mar-     illustrating various cultures       terized as nurturing, stimulat-                      Petroleum’s generosity,” said
  Easy                                                                     vin Marker, performed a         around the world and family         ing and comprehensive,                               CDC Assistant Director
 Qualifier                                                                 rousing musical presentation.   types found in the Long Beach       contributes significantly to                         Stephanie Rios. “This dona-
  Loans                                                                       Press-Telegram columnist     community. The program is           preparing children for school                        tion will benefit the children
                                                                           Tom Hennessy led the dedi-      intended to build an atmos-         and lifelong learning.                               and make it possible for us to
                                                                           cation of the mural followed    phere of tolerance and respect         The contribution from Sig-                        continue to provide quality
              STEVE SHAW
       Over 30 Years of Experience                                         by a 21-gun salute.             for cultural, racial, ability and   nal Hill Petroleum will help                         childcare for the students of
        Direct Line: (562) 663-3719                                           The mural project is part    family structure diversity.         the CDC continue to develop                          Cal State Long Beach.”
             Office: (562) 663-3700                                        of the Department of Parks,
                Fax: (562) 529-6718
                                                                           Recreation and Marine’s
                                                                           award-winning Mural and
                                                                                                           New opportunities open to veterans
             Lakewood Home Loan Center
                                                                           Cultural Arts Program,
                                                                           which involves neighbor-
                                                                                                           through Los Angeles County internships
    Working Together Works!
                                                                           hood residents, local schools      Los Angeles County plans         by Supervisors Don Knabe                             appropriate for veterans, mod-
                                                                           and city staff in the design    to assist local military veter-     (4th District) and Michael                           ify job classifications where
  Certain restrictions and conditions apply. Programs subject to change.
 Interest rate/APR may be higher than when ccosts are paid by borrower.    process of public art pro-      ans with employment opportu-        Antonovich (5th District).                           needed and give work experi-
   We have loan offices and accept applications in Washington Mutual
  Bank, F.A. – many states; Washinton Mutual Bank – ID, OR, UT, WA;
              and Washington Mutual Bank fsb – ID, MT, UT.                 jects, said Nemick.             nities under a plan developed         The program, approved                              ence credit where appropriate
                                                                                                                                               recently by the board of                             for previous military service
                                                                                                                                               supervisors, directs county                          and training.
                                                                                                                                               departments to begin intern-                            “There is a disproportionate
                                                                                                                                               ship programs for veterans                           unemployment rate in our
                                                                                                                                               including employment out-                            region for recently discharged
                                                                                                                                               reach, new hiring protocols                          veterans,” Knabe said. “It is
                                                                                                                                               and education opportunities.                         my hope that this program will
                                                                                                                                                 As part of this effort, the                        connect these men and women
                                                                                                                                               Chief Administrative Office                          and their useful skills with
                                                                                                                                               and Director of Personnel will                       employment opportunities
                                                                                                                                               develop training classes                             within Los Angeles County.”


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Gay and Lesbian Center increases                                                                                          eek.
                                                                                                            Garden of theW .
outreach to all communities in LB
     Cancer Society                getting ovarian cancer).          include an audio cassette or
      Partnership                     Gay and bisexual men are       CD, a promotional video,
   The Long Beach Gay and          at higher risk of developing      three black and white and two
Lesbian Center ’s board of         non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma,           color photos for print and pro-
directors recently announced       Hodgkin’s disease and anal        motion, a recent bio of the
a partnership with the Ameri-      cancer. Kaposi’s sarcoma, an      performer or group and a con-
can Cancer Society (ACS)           AIDS-associated cancer, has       tact name, number and best
Long Beach Harbor Southeast        dramatically declined since       time to call.
Unit to address the rising inci-   the availability of more effec-      People must include both a
dences of cancer among les-        tive antiretroviral drugs for     hard copy and a CD format of
bians, gay men, bisexuals and      people infected with HIV.         all the above material.
transgender individuals.              Edgar Reece, ACS board            Promotional kits can be
   The American Cancer             member and chairman of the        sent to L.B.L.G.P., Inc.,          By day, this cottage garden functions as an inviting entrance.
Society suggests the risk of       LGBT task force, said the         Entertainment Committee at              But at night, the glow of the moonlight reflecting
cancer is increasing in the les-   ACS is increasing its outreach    P.O. Box 2050 in Long                          off the crisp, white flowers transforms
bian, gay, bisexual and trans-     for several special popula-       Beach, Calif. 90801.                    the display into a spectacular moonlit focal point.
gender (LGBT) community            tions, like gay communities,         Individuals interested in
for a multitude of reasons         who tend to shy from main-        working as stage crew mem-                   WWW.KATHYALFORD.COM
ranging from biological func-      stream service announcements      bers, in security or parking              This garden was designed and installed by
tion to societal discrimination.
   Several studies have indi-
                                   of the risk of cancer.
                                      “The only way for us to
                                                                     can send their details to the
                                                                     above address also.
                                                                                                           ALFORD’S            English GARDENS
cated that lesbians have           reach our goals and reduce                                                 For more information, call (562) 882-8394
higher risk for developing         cancer mortality and inci-              Holiday Party
breast cancer. This is partially   dence is to reach out to all         On November 30, The
related to higher rates of risk    populations,” Reece said.         Center is inviting the public to
factors such as obesity, alco-                                       one of the largest holiday
hol abuse, tobacco use, and           Planning for Pride             kickoff parties in Long Beach.
nulliparity (not bearing chil-        And the LGBT Center is         People can purchase holiday
dren). It has also been shown      reaching out to all communities   gifts at auction prices, includ-
that lesbians are less likely to   for its 24 Annual Long Beach      ing travel packages to Hawaii,
be screened for breast cancer      Pride Festival in May 2007.       Cabo San Lucas and to New
than heterosexual women.              The Center is accepting        York City with theatre and
   Lesbians also have an           promotional kits until            fine dining. The event is being
additional risk of developing      December 31 from artists          held in conjunction with the
ovarian cancer, due to inade-      interested in performing on       Fourth Street “retro row”
quate access to health care,       the 2007 Main Stage, Fiesta       business association.
nulliparity, and not using oral    Caliente, Country, Cofee             The event starts at 4 p.m.
contraceptives (use of oral        House, Dance, Urban Soul          and lasts until 9 p.m., with the
contraceptives has been            and Interfaith stages.            South Coast Chorale perform-
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8     SIGNAL TRIBUNE                                                            HEALTH                                                            NOVEMBER 16, 2006

Annual Smokeout celebrates
milestone 30th anniversary
   The American Cancer                   cello Times in Minnesota,              more Americans to quit smok-
Society will celebrate the 30th          spearheaded the state’s first          ing, we will continue to make
anniversary of its Great Amer-           D-Day, or Don’t Smoke Day.             progress against cancer.”
ican Smokeout today.                        The idea caught on and on              “The Great American
   For the past three decades,           November 18, 1976, the                 Smokeout offers an opportu-
the American Cancer Soci-                American Cancer Society’s              nity for a smoker to set a date
ety’s Great American Smoke-              California Division succeeded          to quit and be supported by
out has encouraged smokers               in getting smokers to quit for         others nationwide who are
to quit for one day or longer            the day. The first national            doing the same,” said Dr. Her-
on the third Thursday in                 smokeout was held in 1977.             man Kattlove, medical editor
November, spotlighting the                  “The lifesaving results of          for the American Cancer Soci-
health dangers of tobacco use            comprehensive tobacco control          ety in Los Angeles.
and the challenges of quitting.          efforts in the United States,             Here are some suggestions
   The annual happening has              especially in California, are          for people hoping to start a
grown out of a 1971 event in             clear,” said Dr. Bill McCarthy,        smoke-free life:
Massachusetts where Arthur               a smoking-expert and profes-              • Remove all cigarette-
Mullaney asked people to                 sor of public health at the Uni-       related materials such as ash-    online support and cessation   about it, such as calling a
give up cigarettes for a day             versity of California, Los             trays, lighters, matches,         programs offered by commu-     friend. Drink lots of water
and donate the money they                Angeles (UCLA). “By contin-            cigarettes and cigarette butts    nity organizations, an         throughout the day and delay
saved to a high school schol-            uing our efforts to reduce the         from the office and home to       employer or medical insur-     reaching for a cigarette—the
arship fund. In 1974, Lynn               public’s exposure to second-           help avoid temptation.            ance companies.                urge will pass.
Smith, editor of the Monti-              hand smoke, and by helping                • Initiate a change of rou-       • Consider smoking cessa-      • Don’t get discouraged.
                                                                                tine. For example, instead of     tion aids. Nicotine patches,   Most smokers try several
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CSULB conducts koi auction                                                                                                 Elk of the month
   Cal State Long Beach’s Earl
Burns Miller Japanese Garden                                                                                                 Dorothy “Dotty” Jensen,
will host its 21st Annual Koi                                                                                             P.E.R., was born on July 15,
Auction on Sunday.                                                                                                        1922, in St. Louis, Mis-
   A preview of the colorful                                                                                              souri. The retired litho-
fish will begin at 11:30 a.m.                                                                                             photographer was initiated
and the auction will begin at                                                                                             into Bellflower Lodge No.
noon, continuing until all the                                                                                            2003 on January 24, 2001.
fish are sold or 4 p.m.                                                                                                   Jensen has also worked as a
   The auction is conducted by                                                                                            dancer and choreographer.
Zen Nippon Airinkai (ZNA)                                                                                                    Among the many organi-
Koi Club of Southern Califor-                                                                                             zations of which Jensen
nia members and Japanese                                                                                                  was a member are, the
                                    CSULB kicks off their 21st Koi Auction at noon on
Garden staff and volunteers,                                                                                              Eagles, the Association of
                                    Sunday. Visitors can preview the fish at 11:30 a.m.
and is an opportunity for peo-                                                                                            Cruise Directors, American
                                                                                                                                                                                Lady Elk “Dotty” Jen-
ple interested in owning koi        like to feed the fish and watch           Garden, a nonprofit organiza-               Legion, Veterans of Foreign
                                                                                                                                                                                son and Exalted Ruler
to gain an introduction to          their constant playful motion.”           tion, and the ZNA Koi Club.                 Wars, Lady Elks and Oasis
                                                                                                                                                                                Rob Schlesinger.
their culture.                         The young fish culled from                The Japanese Garden is                   Senior Clowns.
   “Koi fish serve two main         the pond sell for less than $5.           located on Earl Warren Drive                   Jensen was exalted ruler                              Jensen donates her time
purposes here at the Japanese          Attendees receive bidding              near the Bellflower Boulevard               of the Bellflower Lodge for                           to helping at the Lions’ lun-
Garden at Cal State Long            cards to purchase their koi,              entrance to Cal State Long                  2005-2006.She has volun-                              cheons, brings dessert to
Beach,” said Alison Redfoot,        and purchasers receive a “Car-            Beach, 1250 Bellflower                      teered at the lodge for the                           Monday night dinners and
the garden’s education coordi-      ing for Your Koi” brochure.               Boulevard. Free parking is                  past 23 years, and from July                          donates money to charitable
nator. “They provide color and         Admission to the auction is            available in Lot 16 in non-                 1999 to July 2000, she                                causes. She attends all lodge
movement, key concepts in           $5 for adults, $4 for seniors,            metered spaces directly across              logged more than 1,000                                meetings and is active in
the landscape architecture of       $3 for Japanese Garden mem-               the street from the garden.                 hours of volunteer work.                              many programs and events.
our garden. In addition, they       bers, and free for children 12               For more information
are a never-ending source of        and younger. Proceeds from                about the koi auction, call
enjoyment for visitors who          the event benefit the Japanese            (562) 985-8420.                            REDUCE SHEDDING TODAY!
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Former mayor continues community                                                                                                                                                      PET OF THE
involvement at Memorial Hospital                                                                                                                                                  WEEK
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   Former Long Beach Mayor          and Miller Children’s Hospi-                 She is a board member of
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Mindy Nettifee slams The Found
   The Found Theatre in Long               Damn Poetry Slam at the Blue          “Sleepyhead Assassins,” was
Beach is offering a one-night-             Café while coaching slam              just released by Moon Tide
only poetry reading tonight,               teams headed to the nationals.        press. It will be available for
and a one-night-only play-                    She has toured her work            signing at The Found.
reading later in November.                 internationally, and has been            On November 27 at 7 p.m.,
   The Found presents one of               published in various journals;        Gary DeWitt Marshall’s play-
the most original voices in                she is also the editor-in-chief       reading series, Dark Blue
American poetry in Mindy                   of GetUnderground.com.                Mondaze, returns to The
Nettifee of Long Beach,                       “Mindy Nettifee reminds            Found Theatre with a reprise
tonight at 8 p.m.                          me what I came here for.              of Four Men on a Couch, by
   A top prize-winner at the               Something brilliant,” said            playwright Anne Thompson-
Found’s recent Triple Slam                 two-time World Poetry Slam            Schretching.
Festival, Nettifee sharpened her           champion Buddy Wakefield.                Back by popular demand,
poetic claws at the National                  Nettifee’s poem “Metal             Four Men played to a full
Poetry Slam Competition, rep-              Detectors and Other Impor-            house at The Found last month.
resenting Orange County and                tant Thresholds” was a nomi-             The play is a comic drama
Long Beach in 1999 and 2000,               nee for the Pushcart Prize, and       about three friends who are
she then went on to run the Big            her sixth collection of poetry,       kicked out by their girlfriends
                                                                                 on the same night and seek
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Local artists sought for public art                                                                                 LBMA presents
project celebrating Bicycle Race                                                                                    River of Destiny
   As the city of Long Beach        Redevelopment Agency, is             bikes. After the AMGEN Tour
gears up for the AMGEN Tour         seeking to commission 30 indi-       is over, the bikes will be auc-          The      Long    Beach     temporary wood sculpture.
of California bike race, local      vidual artists or teams of artists   tioned off with proceeds             Museum of Art will present        His work, which bridges
artists are being asked to par-     to create exceptional sculptures     donated to a charity selected by     an exhibit featuring works     craft and art, the decorative
ticipate in a public art project    for a public art project, which      the city of Long Beach and           by Vietnamese-American         and conceptual, East and
                                                                                                              artist Binh Pho starting in    West, explores the autobio-
to capture the excitement of        will be placed along a main cor-     ACLB. The public art project is
                                                                                                              December.                                graphical nature
the world-class 700-mile bike       ridor of the bike path.              being called SPIN.
                                                                                                                  “River of Des-                       of the artist’s
race that will end in Long             “The AMGEN Tour of Cali-             “This is a wonderful oppor-       tiny: The Life and                       highly original
Beach on February 25, 2007.         fornia is the Tour de France of      tunity for the city and local        Work of Binh Pho”                        works.
   Starting on February 18, the     the United States,” said Patrick     artists to work together to cre-     presents Pho’s life                         “River of Des-
world’s top professional cyclists   West, director of the Commu-         ate public art for this exciting     story as told                            tiny” combines
will compete over an eight day      nity Development Department.         event,” said Vida Brown,             through his exquis-                      painting, wood-
period in the AMGEN Tour of         “This is a huge honor for the        ACLB Director of Public Art.         ite artwork.                             turning and carv-
California, a bike race that fea-   city of Long Beach to be             “It is a great way for artists to        Born in Viet-                        ing techniques and
tures Tour de France competi-       selected as the finishing-line       come together with a common          nam, Pho was                             precious metal
tors, world champions and           city and a great opportunity to      purpose and to work closely          imprisoned by the                        gilding.
Olympic medallists pedaling         expand our growing reputation        with the city to enhance the         Viet Cong in the early            The exhibit will be on
from Sausalito to Long Beach.       as a dynamic and exciting city       beauty of Long Beach.”               1970s.                         display at the museum from
The 2006 AMGEN Tour of Cal-         in California.”                         For more information, visit           After several failed       Friday, December 8
ifornia drew more than 1.3 mil-        Artists who are selected will     www.artspca.org/public_art or        attempts, he escaped from      through Sunday, March 4,
lion spectators, and even more      receive a budget of up to            call (562) 432-5100. The             his native country under       2007. The guest curator is
                                                                                                              perilous and heart-wrench-     Kevin Wallace.
people are expected to watch        $2,000 and will be asked to cre-     deadline for submitting appli-
                                                                                                              ing circumstances.                The Long Beach Mu-
the 2007 race.                      ate a one-of-a-kind sculpture        cations is November 22. Final-
                                                                                                                  He emigrated to this       seum of Art is located at
   The Arts Council for Long        from one or more bicycles from       ists will be selected by the end     country, learned wood turn-    2300 East Ocean Boule-
Beach (ACLB), in collaboration      the Long Beach Police Depart-        of November and they can             ing techniques and has         vard. For information call
with the city of Long Beach         ment’s warehouse of unclaimed        start work in early December.        become one of the leading      (562) 439-2119 or go
                                                                                                              figures in the field of con-   online to www.lbma,.org.
LB filmmaker receives one of seven
grants from Women in Film, GM
    Seven talented women, one       Hume Cronyn. The latter was          filmmaking through a five-
from Long Beach, were               adapted into a musical stage         day, full-immersion mentoring
selected as winners of the          play, which drew sold-out            program shepherded by mem-
Acceleration Grant for              audiences in Philadelphia and        bers of WIF, which includes
Emerging Filmmakers compe-          also played New York in 2001         much of the industry’s most
tition in October, announced        and 2002. Johnson is the for-        successful female talent.
the Women In Film (WIF)             mer West coast editor of                The other winners of this
organization and the General        Essence magazine.                    year’s grant are Narumol
Motors Corporation (GM).               The WIF/GM grant is               Sriyanond Bartone of Los
    The grant, awarded through      awarded to up-and-coming             Angeles; Marie Francoise
the WIF/GM Alliance pro-            female filmmakers chosen             Theodore of North Hollywood;
gram, is to support talented        through an application process       Margaret Brown of Austin,
filmmakers from under-repre-        overseen by a WIF selection          Texas; Sandra Pfeifer of Simp-
sented communities.                 committee comprised of pro-          son, Illinois; Sue Vicory of Stil-
    “We had a tremendous            fessional filmmakers and             well, Kansas and Shelley Niro
response from applicants            entertainment industry execu-        of Brantford, Ontario, Canada.
again this year,” said Judith       tives from across the nation.           For additioanl information
James, chair of the WIF/GM             The grant provides recipi-        on the WIF/GM Alliance and
Alliance. “It was a difficult       ents with a broad-based under-       its programs, go online to
choice, but we have selected        standing of the business of          www.women-in-film.com.
seven exceptionally talented
young women to receive this
year’s [grant]. We congratu-
late each of these women on
the initiative, drive and
admirable creativity that
makes them winners.”
    Pamela Johnson of Long
Beach was among the winners.
    Johnson is a Stanford Uni-
versity graduate whose short
“Talk Me to Death,” about
rampant cell phone use at a
funeral, was the recipient of the
“Best Editing” and “Audience
Awards” at the 2006 Duke City
Shootout in New Mexico.
    She is now developing it
into a feature-length romantic
comedy. Johnson is a journal-
ist and published author with
a novel, “Santa and Pete,”
under her belt, as well as the
anthology “Tenderheaded: A
Comb-Bending Collection of
Hair Stories.”
    The former was made into
a 1999 TV movie, which
starred James Earl Jones and
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Focus On Business
 Staff at Bixby businesses create experience to treasure
   Imagine walking into a        the team she has selected           Long Beach resident, found
store and receiving VIP treat-   will help her achieve her           employment with Sweet
ment—being greeted by            goal of creating relationships      Treasures after searching for
name, having someone com-        with the store’s customers.         a business that was still get-
ment on how much the chil-       “All of our girls are amazing       ting its feet off the ground.
dren have grown and then         in their own way,” she says.        She uses her knowledge of
leaning in to whisper, “I have   “They each contribute a dif-        retail procedures, operations
a crystal chandelier I’ve been   ferent element to the store.”       and merchandising to con-
saving just for you.”               Beth Giles works as the          tribute to the store. “With my
   Welcome to Sweet Trea-        merchandiser for the two            buying and retail background,
sures in Bixby Knolls.           stores. “It’s great to be fresh     I wanted to find a new com-
   Owner Monique Johnson         out of school and already           pany that I could grow and
opened the first Sweet Trea-     have a job that I truly love        expand with,” says Orlando.
sures, a new and gently-used     doing,” says Giles. The                 Johnson’s commitment has
children’s store, in 2002.       recent CSULB graduate has           also influenced her younger
After the success of the orig-   been busy coming up with a          sister, Vanessa Camacho, who
inal store, Johnson decided      unique display that will            also works at the original
to expand. Sweet Treasures       adorn their windows during          Sweet Treasures.
                                                                                                         From left to right, Monique Johnson, Beth Giles,
Home specializes in shabby       the upcoming season.                   “I’ve been watching my
                                                                                                         Vanessa Camacho and Donna Orlando work hard to
chic and vintage furniture.         Louisa Hermann is another        sister work with the store
                                                                                                         make customers feel at home.
   In both stores, Johnson       recent addition to the Sweet        since the very beginning,”
wants customers to feel as       Treasures family. Hermann, a        says Camacho, a student at             With growth and expan-          “We want to make Sweet
though they’re at home. “I       sales associate at the store, has   California State, Fullerton.        sion on her mind, Johnson          Treasures a destination store
wanted to build a staff that     aspirations of owning her own       “Now that I’m in school, I can      rounds out her team with           that brings in customers
our customers would know         business someday and has            use my knowledge to help her        Tiara Henry, a public rela-        from all over the city.”
and recognize every time         thrown herself into learning        expand.” As a project for           tions intern. “Sweet Trea-            Sweet Treasures and
they walk in the store,” she     from Johnson’s success. “I got      school, Vanessa created an          sures has a pretty good            Sweet Treasures Home are
says. “With shoppers know-       hired just as Monique was           imaginary VIP rewards pro-          following in the Long Beach        located, respectively, at 4226
ing our staff personally, it’s   opening the second store,” she      gram for the store’s frequent       area, but with Tiara’s help,       and 4224 Atlatnic Avenue in
almost like having a personal    says. “I just feel like I learned   shoppers. The project was so        we are hoping to get the           Bixby Knolls. For more
shopper.”                        so much, and I still am.”           impressive, her sister decided      word out around Los Ange-          information, call (562) 427-
   Johnson is confident that        Donna Orlando, a new             to implement it in the store.       les County,” says Johnson.         4077 or (562) 427-9200.




                                 QuickBooks LB Development Services Center
                                  Accounting Software
                                               All Versions          revamps customer waiting room
                                                   Installation
                                                                         Long Beach’s Department
Betty Colston                             Set-Up & Customize
                                                                     of Planning and Building
Certified Professional Advisor             Data Entry Training
                                                                     hosted the grand opening of
                                            Problem Solutions
(562) 597-4273                                                       its remodeled Development
                                            Telephone Support
                                                                     Services Center recently, a
        ASK ABOUT BOOKKEEPING SERVICES.                              considerable difference from
                                                                     the waiting room customers
                                                                     had to endure before.
                                                                         For years, customers at the
                                                                     department were forced to
                                                                     stand in a bright green room
                                                                     on the fourth floor of city hall
                                                                     while waiting for staff to assist   Long Beach city staff celebrate the renovations of the
                                                                     them with plan checks, per-         Development Services Center.
                                                                     mits and inspection services.       Fire Department, health             dures, an updated department
                                                                         Now, the department’s           department and the Public           website, online planning and
                                                                     85,000 annual customers can         Works Department.                   permitting services, more per-
                                                                     sit in a comfortable, renovated        “The improvements on dis-        sonalized services and pre-
                                                                     environment as they enjoy an        play today go far beyond the        dictability in the permit
                                                                     average transaction time of         walls of the Development            process and time frames.
                                                                     less than nine minutes.             Services Center,” said Mayor           When customers walk into
                                                                         The one-stop location           Bob Foster. “They symbolize         the department, they will see
                                                                     allows customers to receive         a renewed, refocused and re-        a Customer Bill of Rights,
                                                                     assistance and get permits          energized commitment by the         detailing what they can
                                                                     from multiple city depart-          city of Long Beach to the           expect, such as timely permit
                                                                     ments, including Planning and       thousands and thousands of          plan check and inspection ser-
                                                                     Building Department’s Busi-         residents and businesses that       vices, alternative and creative
                                                                     ness License Division, the          rely on the Department of           solutions, staff consultations
                                                                                                         Planning and Building.”             and reliable and accurate
                                                                         m i c h a e l                      The Department of Planning       inspection comments.
                                                                      shannon                            and Building is implementing
                                                                                                         improved technology tools for
                                                                                                                                                “We were hearing loud and
                                                                                                                                             clear that customers were hav-
                                                                     bookkeeper                          both staff and the public, and a    ing problems,” said Suzanne
                                                                         Long-term contracts             significant overhaul of infor-      Frick, director of planning and
                                                                          or special projects            mation materials for customers.     building. “We take our cus-
                                                                         Excel & QuickBooks              As the process moves forward,       tomers very seriously, and are
                                                                                                         residents can expect to see a       determined to do everything in
                                                                         Call 424-3536                   number of changes.                  our power to be the best plan-
                                                                       2212shannon@charter.net              Expected improvements            ning and building department
                                                                      The Gentle Giant of Bookkeeping    include streamlined proce-          in the state of California.
NOVEMBER 16, 2006                                      REAL ESTATE                                                                 SIGNAL TRIBUNE               15

               BUYERS SELLERS
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16            SIGNAL TRIBUNE                           BUSINESS & SERVICE                                                                                                                                           NOVEMBER 16, 2006

         EMPLOYMENT                                            HELP WANTED                                                                RENTALS                                                                     FOR SALE
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                                                        Starting pay $10–15 p/hr, F/T
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     30+ years man for swing shift.                                                                                                                                                                                  •••
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  medical, dental, vision. 401K profit
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   start, $9.00/hr upon starting shift
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              be licensed by the Contractors State License Board and that number must appear in their ads.
                            To verify a contractor’s license, you may go to www.cslb.ca.gov or
                                 call Contractor’s State License Board at 1-800-321-2752.
              The California Public Utilities Commission requires movers of used household goods to publish
                        Cal T numbers in all advertising. If you have questions call 1-800-877-8867
18        SIGNAL TRIBUNE                                                  LEGAL NOTICES                                                                                                                              NOVEMBER 16, 2006

                                                                                                                             FICTICIOUS BUSINESS NAMES
        Don’t Forget!                                                       TST2176 / 06-2203747
                                                                FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                                                                                                  TST2177 / 06-2359527
                                                                                                                                       FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                                                                                                                                                     CIA SCHAFER HARPER, 3945 Locust Ave., Long Beach, CA
                                                                                                                                                                                                     90807-2601. This business is conducted by: an individual. I
     Your DBA’s must                                  The following person is doing business as: INTEG CON-
                                                      STRUCTION SERVICES, 5333 Canton St., Long Beach, CA
                                                                                                                            The following person is doing business as: EXPEDITE AUTO
                                                                                                                            BODY & PAINT, 1455 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA 90806.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Signed: Pat Harper. The registrant has not yet begun to trans-
                                                      90815. Registrant: BOND FAMILY, INC./$1,000,000, 5333                 Registrant: EXPEDITE COLLISION CENTER, INC., 1455 E.                     act business under the fictitious business name or names listed
    be filed every 5 years!                           Canton St., Long Beach, CA 90815. This business is con-               Spring St., Long Beach, CA 90806. This business is conducted             herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los
                                                      ducted by: a corporation. I declare that all information in this      by: a corporation. I declare that all information in this statement is   Angeles County on October 26, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious
        Let the Signal Tribune help                   statement is true and correct. Signed: Sean Bond,                     true and correct. Signed: Abdel Balta, President. The registrant         business name statement expires five years from the date it
                                                      Owner/President. The registrant has not yet begun to transact         has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious busi-        was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious busi-
        with your fictitious business                 business under the fictitious business name or names listed           ness name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with          ness name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing
       statement filing & publication.                herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los         the county clerk of Los Angeles County on October 24, 2006.              of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this
                                                      Angeles County on October 24, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious           NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five             state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of
       We have one of the lowest prices               business name statement expires five years from the date it           years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A    another under federal, state, or common law (see section
          in the county and the forms                 was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious busi-   new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that       14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Sig-
                                                      ness name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing      date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the      nal Tribune: November 2, 9, 16, 23, 2006.
         to get you started right away!               of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this        use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TST 2182
                                                      state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of     rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see sec-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE
                                                      another under federal, state, or common law (see section              tion 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         OF WALLACE W. FUSBY
                                                      14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Sig-          Signal Tribune: October 26, & November 2, 9, 16, 2006.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Case No. NP011917
Call the Signal Tribune                               nal Tribune: October 26, & November 2, 9, 16, 2006.

                                                                          Be Informed! Read the legal
                                                                                                                                                  TST2179 / 06-2336491
                                                                                                                                       FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                                                                                                                                                     To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate,


       (562) 427-8678                                  TIP:               notices to find out what’s
                                                                          going on at City Hall.
                                                                                                                            The following person is doing business as: 1. THE REMINGTON
                                                                                                                            COMPANY, 2. REMINGTON CO., 3. THE REMINGTON COM-
                                                                                                                            PANIES, 121 Roycroft Ave., Suite B, Long Beach, CA 90803.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     or both, of WALLACE W. FUSBY
                                                                                                                                                                                                     A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Louis L. Knowles
                                                                                                                                                                                                     in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES.
                                                                                                                            Registrant: AARON ARTHUR WEBB, 121 Roycroft Ave., Apt. B,                THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Louis L. Knowles
                                                                                                                            Long Beach, CA 90803. This business is conducted by: an indi-            be appointed as personal representative to administer the
                                                                                                                            vidual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and     estate of the decedent.
                                   City of Signal Hill                                                                      correct. Signed: Aaron A. Webb. The registrant has not yet               THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any,
                                                                                                                            begun to transact business under the fictitious business name            be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available
                                                                                                                            or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the county         for examination in the file kept by the court.
                                                                                                                            clerk of Los Angeles County on October 20, 2006. NOTICE:                 THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate
                                                                                                                            This fictitious business name statement expires five years from          under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This
                                                                                                                            the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new ficti-    authority will allow the personal representative to take many
                                                                                                                            tious business name statement must be filed prior to that date.          actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain
                                                                                                                            The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use        very important actions, however, the personal representative
                                                                                                                            in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the          will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they
                                                                                                                            rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see sec-          have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The
                                                                                                                            tion 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The             independent administration authority will be granted unless an
                                                                                                                            Signal Tribune: October 26, & November 2, 9, 16, 2006.                   interested person files an objection to the petition and shows
                                        TST 2203                                                                                                                                                     good cause why the court should not grant the authority.
                      PART I - BID AND CONTRACTUAL DOCUMENTS                                                                                      TST2180 / 06-2359851
                                                                                                                                                                                                     A HEARING on the petition will be held on Nov. 30, 2006 at
                                                                                                                                      FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                                                                                                                                                     9:00 AM in Dept. No. H located at 415 W. Ocean Blvd., Long
                                                                                                                            The following person is doing business as: 1. CERTIFIED DUCT
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Beach, CA 90802.
                                      NOTICE INVITING BIDS                                                                  TESTING SERVICE, 2. CELEBRITY AIR CONDITIONING AND
                                                                                                                                                                                                     IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should
                                                                                                                            HEATING, 3. CELEBRITY MECHANICAL, 3225 Chatwin Ave.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written
                                                                                                                            Long Beach, CA 90808. Registrant: GLENN E. VEGA, 3225
                                   THE CITY OF SIGNAL HILL                                                                  Chatwin Ave., Long Beach, CA 90808. This business is con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance
                                                                                                                                                                                                     may be in person or by your attorney.
                                                                                                                            ducted by: an individual. I declare that all information in this
                                                                                                                                                                                                     IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the
                                          2175 Cherry Avenue                                                                statement is true and correct. Signed: Glenn Vega. The regis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a
                                                                                                                            trant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious
                                      Signal Hill, California 90755                                                         business name or names listed herein. This statement was filed
                                                                                                                                                                                                     copy to the personal representative appointed by the court
                                                                                                                                                                                                     within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as
                                                                                                                            with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on October 24,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing
                                                                                                                            2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires
                                                                                                                                                                                                     claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date
                                                                                                                            five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county
                                                                                                                                                                                                     noticed above.
                                                                                                                            clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed
                                                                                                                                                                                                     YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a per-
A-1 Sealed bids will be received at the office of the City Clerk, City of Signal Hill, California, until                    prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself
                                                                                                                                                                                                     son interested in the estate, you may file with the court a
    10:00 AM on the 19th of December, 2006 and on the same day shortly thereafter, they will be                             authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in vio-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an
                                                                                                                            lation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common
    publicly opened and read for construction of Signal Hill Park Play Area Renovation Project, No.                         law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).
                                                                                                                                                                                                     inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or
                                                                                                                                                                                                     account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request
    745 in accordance with the Specifications and Construction Drawings therefore. Bids must be                             Pub. The Signal Tribune: October 26, & November 2, 9, 16, 2006.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.
    made on the forms provided for this purpose, addressed to the City Clerk, City of Signal Hill,                                                TST2181 / 06-2359941                                                                           Attorney for petitioner:
    marked “Bid for,” followed by the title of the project and the date and hour for submitting bids.                                 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                                                                     CHARLES C MCKEE ESQ
                                                                                                                            The following person is doing business as: SWAGG JEWELRY                                                                         SBN59724
    Bids are required for the entire work as shown on the Construction Drawings and as described in                         DESIGNS, 2193 Cedar Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806. Regis-                                               LAW OFFICE OF CHARLES C MCKEE
    the Bid Schedule and the Specifications. The work to be accomplished under this contract con-                           trant: APRIL KATRINA McGEE, 2193 Cedar Ave., Long Beach,                                                           1801 E PARKCOURT PL
    sists of the installation of new playground equipment and base material, and the installation of                        CA 90806. This business is conducted by: an individual. I                                                                          BLDG G
                                                                                                                            declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.                                                 SANTA ANA CA 92701
    rubberized surfacing, and miscellaneous site improvements. The Contract duration is thirty (30)                         Signed: April McGee. The registrant has not yet begun to trans-          Signal Tribune
    working days.                                                                                                           act business under the fictitious business name or names listed          CN761991 17530 Nov 2,9,16, 2006
                                                                                                                            herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TST2188 / 06-2294041
                                                                                                                            Angeles County on October 24, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious
A-2 The contract documents, which include the Specifications and Construction Drawings, may be                              business name statement expires five years from the date it
                                                                                                                                                                                                       STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS
    obtained at the City of Signal Hill Finance Department. The documents are entitled “Signal Hill                                                                                                                         BUSINESS NAME
                                                                                                                            was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious busi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious
    Park Play Area Renovation Project, No. 745”                                                                             ness name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing
                                                                                                                                                                                                     business name: BBC MINI MARKET, located at 1741 E. 7th St.,
                                                                                                                            of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Long Beach, CA 90813. The fictitious business name referred
                                                                                                                            state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of
A-3 Bids will not be received unless they are made on a proposal form furnished in the Contract Doc-                                                                                                 to above was filed on May 31, 2005, original File No. 05-
                                                                                                                            another under federal, state, or common law (see section
                                                                                                                                                                                                     1270531, in the County of Los Angeles. Registrant: HAIDEE
    uments by the City of Signal Hill. Each bid must be accompanied by cash, certified check,                               14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Sig-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     CERRITOS, 11433 E. Carson St., Lakewood, CA 90715. This
                                                                                                                            nal Tribune: October 26, & November 2, 9, 16, 2006.
    cashier’s check or bidder’s bond, made payable to the City of Signal Hill for an amount equal to                                                                                                 business is conducted by: an individual. Signed: Haidee Cerri-
                                                                                                                                                  TST2185 / 06-2414522                               tos. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Ange-
    at least ten percent (10%) of the amount bid, such guarantee to be forfeited should the bidder to                                  FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                            les County on October 16, 2006. The Signal Tribune: November
    whom the contract is awarded fail to enter into the Contract.                                                           The following person is doing business as: EXPEDITE TOWING,              9, 16, 23, 30, 2006.
                                                                                                                            1455 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA 90806. Registrant: ABDEL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           TST2189 / 06-2294042
                                                                                                                            L. BALTA, 18791 Winn Wood Ln., Santa Ana, CA 92705. This
A-4 All bids are to be compared on the basis of the estimate of quantities shown in the Bid Sched-                          business is conducted by: an individual. I declare that all infor-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
    ule(s) and as stipulated herein. Bids will not be accepted from the contractors who are not                                                                                                      The following person is doing business as: B.B.C. MINI MAR-
                                                                                                                            mation in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Abdel
                                                                                                                                                                                                     KET, 1741 E. 7th St., Long Beach, CA 90813. Registrant: ANA
    licensed in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 9, Division III of the Business and Profes-                       Balta. The registrant has begun to transact business under the
                                                                                                                                                                                                     JUDITH RAMOS, 26435 Calle San Anicnio, San Juan Capis-
                                                                                                                            fictitious business name or names listed herein. Date started
    sions Code of the State of California. The Contractor shall be required to possess a currently                          business was November 1, 2006. This statement was filed with
                                                                                                                                                                                                     trano, CA 92675. This business is conducted by: an individual. I
    active Class A license at the time the bid is submitted.                                                                                                                                         declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.
                                                                                                                            the county clerk of Los Angeles County on October 31, 2006.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Signed: Ana Judith Ramos. The registrant has begun to trans-
                                                                                                                            NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five
                                                                                                                                                                                                     act business under the fictitious business name or names listed
                                                                                                                            years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk.
A-5 Attention is directed to the provision in Section 1777.5 of the Labor Code concerning the                               A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to
                                                                                                                                                                                                     herein. Date started business was October 10, 2006. This state-
    employment of apprentices by the Contractor or any subcontractor under the Contractor.                                                                                                           ment was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on
                                                                                                                            that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize
                                                                                                                                                                                                     October 16, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business name state-
                                                                                                                            the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of
                                                                                                                                                                                                     ment expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of
                                                                                                                            the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see
A-6 Before a Contract is entered into with the successful bidder, the bidder shall present evidence in                      section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement
    writing to the City Clerk, City of Signal Hill, that he/she has a current combined single limit lia-                                                                                             must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does
                                                                                                                            The Signal Tribune: November 2, 9, 16, 23, 2006.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious busi-
    bility policy with aggregate limits for Bodily Injury and Property Damage in the amount of two                                             TST2186 / 06-2380104                                  ness name in violation of the rights of another under federal,
    million dollars ($2,000,000).                                                                                                    FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                              state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and
                                                                                                                            The following person is doing business as: EPHEMERA, 3945                Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: November 9, 16,
                                                                                                                            Locust Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807-2601. Registrant: PATRI-               23, 30, 2006.
A-7 Pursuant to the provisions of Section 1773.2 of the Labor Code of the State of California, the
    minimum prevailing rate of per diem wages for each craft, classification or type of workman
    needed to execute the contract shall be determined by the Director of Industrial Relations of the
    State of California which are on file with the City Clerk of Signal Hill and copies will be made
                                                                                                                                                                              City of Signal Hill
    available to any interested party on request. These rates shall be the minimum wage rates for
    this project. A copy of the Contractor’s certified payroll, as well as those of all subcontractors,
    will be required to be submitted with each invoice.

A-8 Attention is directed to Government Code Sections 4590 and 14402.5 permitting the substitution
    of specified and approved securities for contract retention of funds. All such securities shall be
    subject to the review and approval of the City Attorney of the City of Signal Hill.
                                                                                                                                                                                TST 2202
A-9 The successful bidder will be required to furnish a payment bond in an amount equal to one hun-
                                                                                                                                                                   NOTICE OF ORDINANCE INTRODUCTION
    dred percent (100%) of the contract price and a faithful performance bond in an amount equal to
    one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price, and said bonds shall be secured from a surety
                                                                                                                                 Ordinance No. 2006-11-1366 was introduced by the City Council on Tuesday, November 14, 2006.
    company satisfactory to the City Attorney of the City of Signal Hill.
                                                                                                                                 A summary of the ordinance is as follows:
A-10 The City of Signal Hill reserves the right to reject any and all bids, or delete portions of any and
     all bids or waive any informality or irregularity in the bid or the bid procedures and shall be the                                 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SIGNAL HILL, CALI-
     sole judge of the bids received.                                                                                                     FORNIA, AMENDING SIGNAL HILL MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 13.04.130,
                                                                                                                                         ESTABLISHING RATES FOR WATER DELIVERED THROUGH THE CITY’S DIS-
A-11 It is estimated that this contract will be awarded in the beginning of 2007 by the City Council.                                        TRIBUTION SYSTEM AND REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 2004-06-1333
     It is desired that work begin shortly thereafter.
                                                                                                                                 A certified copy of the full text of the ordinance is available in the City Clerk’s Office. Second read-
A-12 A pre-bid meeting is scheduled for the 5th of December, 2006 at 10:00AM. The meeting will                                   ing and adoption of Ordinance No. 2006-11-1366 is scheduled for Tuesday, November 28, 2006.
     be held at Signal Hill Park located behind the City of Signal Hill’s City Hall.


By ORDER of the City of Signal Hill.                                                                                                         //s//
Contact Person: Derry MacMahon                                                                                                   Kathleen L. Pacheco
CBM Consulting, Inc.                                                                                                             City Clerk
(310) 329 - 0102
                                                                                                                                 Published in the Signal Tribune Newspaper on:                                                            November 16, 2006
Published in the Signal Tribune on:                        November 16, 2006 and November 23, 2006                               Posted at City Hall and Reservoir Park on:                                                               November 15, 2006
NOVEMBER 16, 2006                                                                         LEGAL NOTICES                                                                                   SIGNAL TRIBUNE             19
Baseball
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coach was none the wiser, and                           hand and arm gesture as they                             throughout my young adult-              picnickers. We began a series       ball as I grasp upon impact.
the boys weren’t telling. It                            boldly called, “Steeee-rike!”                            hood, except for a brief stint          of well controlled volleys. It      And the tendonitis in Sam’s
wasn’t until the third week of                          Perhaps a result of the theatrics,                       as the first baseman, and only          didn’t take long for Sam to         shoulder prevents us from
practice that one of the moth-                          they got their fair share of criti-                      female, on my employer ’s               say something like, “Do you         working out the gloves very
ers walked by and innocently                            cism for poor calls. Parents will                        softball team. Softball didn’t          ever miss one?”                     often. But the Rawlings is
greeted me, “Hi, Vicki.” The                            be parents, even back then.                              quite do it for me. That big               “Not really,” I sheepishly       getting there slowly but
coach, who had been led to                                 But nobody ever seemed to                             clumsy ball just never felt as          answered. “Not unless it’s          surely. Once it does, I’ll be
believe my name was Vic,                                object to Dad’s calls. He had                            good in the glove.                      thrown so wild I just can’t get     back to almost never missing
was a little miffed. The secret                         an understated way of ump-                                  It wasn’t until I turned 40          to it by jumping or running.”       a catch…as long as I can get
was out and the jig was up.                             ing. It was quiet and compe-                             and started dating my husband              “Wow,” he must have said,        to it by jumping or running.
Coach would have to let his                             tent. It inspired confidence. I                          Sam, another New Yorker, that           or something close to it.               Thinking back, I feel a lit-
first baseman go. My little                             was so proud.                                            I once again had good reason            These days Sam is fond of           tle sorry for my junior high
league career ended before the                             I also took to helping Mom                            to get the glove out of moth-           telling people I never miss.        school friend Kim. I had my
season officially started.                              out in the snack stand. Favorite                         balls. I believe it was our sec-           Well, the old glove was in       glove with me one day when
   Once again relegated to the                          treats were the steamed pas-                             ond date when Sam mentioned             pretty bad shape, the laces         I’d been invited over to her
stands, I watched Bob’s games                           trami sandwich on an onion                               something about enjoying                cracking and breaking, and          house. She announced to her
with interest. It had been dis-                         roll, a big vinegary sour pickle                         baseball. I couldn’t resist sug-        the body shamefully scuffed         mom that she was going to
covered that Bob was a tal-                             and the most excellent “frozen                           gesting we throw the ball               up and thinning in places. I        get a baseball glove so that I
ented pitcher. This was a relief,                       milkshake bar”—a candy bar                               around sometime. I remember             think it was a Wilson. I’d          could show her how to catch.
as my brother had an eye mus-                           that someone had the good                                he called it “having a catch.”          always secretly wanted a            Right in front of me, Kim’s
cle condition that affected his                         sense to put in the freezer.                             So endearing.                           Rawlings. So three years ago,       mom proclaimed that no
depth perception. He was                                Frozen, the milkshake bar was                               So on that date or the next          for my birthday, Sam pre-           daughter of hers would ever
mediocre at best at any other                           ten times as chewy, and at least                         one, we had located the                 sented me with a brand new          own a baseball glove.
position, including at bat.                             ten times as good. Never mind                            gloves and a ball and went              jet black Rawlings glove! My            Like my little league
   My favorite games, how-                              that my temporomandibular                                about the task of finding a             turn to say, “Wow!” I felt like     career, Kim’s baseball chapter
ever, were those where Dad                              joint is paying the price now                            suitable park for the experi-           a 13-year-old again.                ended before it began. I’m
was the plate umpire. Other                             that I’m 50.                                             ment. There was a nice shady               The Rawlings still isn’t         glad I had a baseball chapter.
umps overdramatized the part,                              My ball playing travails                              spot a few blocks from my               properly broken in. The stiffer     I’ll bet Dad’s glad, too.
making a distinct coordinated                           remained largely at bay                                  house, not too crowded with             leather sometimes ejects the

                                   FICTICIOUS BUSINESS NAMES
                     TST2191 / 06-2472518
          FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
The following persons are doing business as: BLACKBIRD
PHOTOGRAPHY, 3950 Virginia Rd. #311, Long Beach, CA
                                                                                         TST2199 / 06-2438495
                                                                             FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                    The following persons are doing business as: PANACHE COV-
                                                                    ERS, 5643 Carfax Ave., Lakewood, CA 90713. Registrant: 1.
                                                                                                                                                Signal Tribune
90807. Registrant: 1. LACETTE ANN PRICE, 2. THOMAS                  MICHAEL CABREA, 2. LIZA CABREA, 5643 Carfax Ave., Lake-
MICHAEL PRICE II, 3950 Virginia Rd. #311, Long Beach, CA
90807. This business is conducted by: a husband and wife. I
declare that all information in this statement is true and cor-
rect. Signed: 1. Lacette A. Price, 2. Thomas M. Price. The
                                                                    wood, CA 90713. This business is conducted by: a husband
                                                                    and wife. I declare that all information in this statement is true
                                                                    and correct. Signed: Michael Cabrea. The registrants have not
                                                                    yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business
                                                                                                                                             CLASSIFIED AD FORM
registrants have not yet begun to transact business under the       name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the
fictitious business name or names listed herein. This state-        county clerk of Los Angeles County on November 2, 2006.
ment was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on
November 7, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business name
                                                                    NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five
                                                                    years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk.    Category:____________________________ (example: For Sale)
statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the      A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to
office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name          that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself autho-
statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this      rize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in viola-     Date(s) to Run:_________________
statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a   tion of the rights of another under federal, state, or common
fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another      law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions
under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et           Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: November 9, 16, 23, 30, 2006.             * for auto sales license plate number must be included within the ad
seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tri-
                                                                                         TST2200 / 06-2515508
bune: November 9, 16, 23, 30, 2006.
                                                                              FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                     TST2192 / 06-2472519                           The following persons are doing business as: 1. MEDICAL
           FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       SOLUTIONS, 2. MEDICAL SOLUTIONS AND SUPPLIES, 2880
The following persons are doing business as: PLAN B.E. MAN-         Atlantic Ave. #230, Long Beach, CA 90806. Registrant: 1. JOHN
AGEMENT, 1130 W. 185th St., Gardena, CA 90248. Registrant:          PAUL CARDIN, 4340 Parkview Drive, Lakewood, CA 90712, 2.
1. BRANDON HIGA, 1130 W. 185th ST., Gardena, CA 90248,              MARTHA RAMOS, 1100 S. White Ave., Compton, CA 90221.
2.             EDWARD L. TOPPS II, 20211 Dalfsen Ave., Car-         This business is conducted by: co-partners. I declare that all
son, CA 90746. This business is conducted by: a general part-       information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: 1.
nership. I declare that all information in this statement is true   John Paul Cardin, Jr. M.D., 2. Martha Ramos. The registrants
and correct. Signed: 1. Brandon Higa, 2. Eward L. Topps II.         have not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious
The registrants have not yet begun to transact business under       business name or names listed herein. This statement was filed
the fictitious business name or names listed herein. This state-    with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on November 14,
ment was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on       2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires
November 7, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business name             five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county
statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the      clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed
office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name          prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself
statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this      authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in
statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a   violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or com-
fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another      mon law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions
under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et           Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: November 16, 23, 30 &
seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tri-          December 7, 2006.
bune: November 9, 16, 23, 30, 2006.
                                                                                         TST2201 / 06-2515568
                     TST2193 / 06-2472520                                    FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
          FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                        The following persons are doing business as: 1. THE
The following person is doing business as: SHUGART ENTER-           DEFAULT DOCTORS, 2. DEFAULT DOCTORS, DEFAULT
PRISE, 6532 Michelson St., Lakewood, 90713. Registrant:             DRS. LTD., 845 Kallin Ave., Long Beach, CA 90815. Regis-
HARRY SHUGART, 6532 Michelson St., Lakewood, CA 90714.              trant: 1. DAVID BLACK, 2. ROSEMARIE BURGOS BLACK,
This business is conducted by: an individual. I declare that all
information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Harry
                                                                    845 Kallin Ave., Long Beach, CA 90815. This business is con-
                                                                    ducted by: a husband and wife. I declare that all information in                                    5 line minimum.
Shugart. The registrant has not yet begun to transact business      this statement is true and correct. Signed: 1. David Black, 2.
under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. This     Rosemarie B. Black. The registrants have not yet begun to                    All classifieds start at $18. ADD $1 for additional lines.
statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles            transact business under the fictitious business name or
County on November 7, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business        names listed herein. This statement was filed with the county               Prices are based on one week. Multiply price by number
name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in     clerk of Los Angeles County on November 14, 2006. NOTICE:
the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name
statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this
                                                                    This fictitious business name statement expires five years
                                                                    from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A
                                                                                                                                                  of weeks you wish ad to run. Total:______________
statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a   new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to
fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another
under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et
                                                                    that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself autho-
                                                                    rize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in viola-
                                                                                                                                           Name: _______________________________________________
seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tri-          tion of the rights of another under federal, state, or common
bune: November 9, 16, 23, 30, 2006.                                 law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions
                     TST2194 / 06-2472521
                                                                    Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: November 16, 23, 30 &                  Address: _____________________________________________
                                                                    December 7, 2006.
           FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
The following person is doing business as: 1. FAIRWAYS &                                 TST2204 / 06-2528683
BLUEWATER GOLF, 2. FIL-ESTATE REALTY COMPANY, 3.                             FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                            City/State/ZIP:________________________________________
CAMP JOHN HAY PROPERTIES, 4. BORACAY INTERNA-                       The following person is doing business as: SILLY GOOSE
TIONAL GOLF CORP., 20722 Main St., Carson, CA 90745.                CREATIONS, 719 E. 37th St., Long Beach, CA 90807. Regis-
Registrant: Fil Estate Realty International Corporation, 20722
Main St., Carson, CA 90745. This business is conducted by: a
                                                                    trant: CHRISTY WHITNEY, 719 E. 37th St., Long Beach, CA
                                                                    90807. This business is conducted by: an individual. I declare
                                                                                                                                           Phone:_______________________________________________
corporation. I declare that all information in this statement is    that all information in this statement is true and correct.
true and correct. Signed: Enrique S. Guanio, Vice President.        Signed: Christy Whitney. The registrant has not yet begun to
The registrant has not yet begun to transact business under         transact business under the fictitious business name or
the fictitious business name or names listed herein. This state-    names listed herein. This statement was filed with the county
ment was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on
November 7, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business name
statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the
                                                                    clerk of Los Angeles County on November 15, 2006. NOTICE:
                                                                    This fictitious business name statement expires five years
                                                                    from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A
                                                                                                                                          To place a classified ad print this form, complete
office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name
statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this
statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a
                                                                    new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to
                                                                    that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself autho-
                                                                    rize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in viola-
                                                                                                                                                 Fax to: (562) 427-1272 or Mail to:
fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another
under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et
seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tri-
                                                                    tion of the rights of another under federal, state, or common
                                                                    law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions
                                                                    Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: November 16, 23, 30 &
                                                                                                                                                            Signal Tribune
bune: November 9, 16, 23, 30, 2006.                                 December 7, 2006.


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