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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. 33                                     Your Weekly Community Newspaper                                                                January 24, 2008


                                                                                                        SH plans upgrades to
   Strollin’ in Bixby Knolls                                                                            police radio system
                                                                                                        BY NICK DIAMANTIDES                   Sonoff recommended that
                                                                                                        Staff Writer                       Signal Hill begin setting aside
                                                                                                                                           funds now for its share of the
                                                                                                           In the not-too-distant          system. He also asked the
                                                                                                        future, all police and fire        council to approve a $240,022
                                                                                                        departments in Los Angeles         contract with Advanced Elec-
                                                                                                        County will have instant com-      tronics to upgrade the radio
                                                                                                        munication capability with         system now in use by the
                                                                                                        each other through an inte-        police and public works depart-
                                                                                                        grated wireless voice and data     ments. The council referred the
                                                                                                        communications system. The         contract to City Attorney Dave
                                                                                                        need for that capability in all    Aleshire and will approve it at
                                                                                                        regions of the United States       an upcoming meeting, pending
                                                                                                        became obvious after the
                                                                                                                                           Aleshire’s approval.
                                                                                                        9/11-terror attack and after
                                                                                                                                              During the meeting, the
                                                                                                        Hurricane Katrina.
                                                                                                                                           council viewed five short
                                                                                                           During the Jan. 22 meeting
                                                                                                                                           videos highlighting various
                                                                                                        of the Signal Hill City Coun-
                                                                                                                                           aspects of the city. The videos
                                                                                                        cil, Police Chief Tom Sonoff
                                                                                                                                           may be put on the city’s web-
   Residents and business owners kicked off the initial Bixby Knolls Strollers                          noted      that    emergency
                                                                                                        providers throughout the           site, but the council postponed
   meeting with a walk down Atlantic Avenue.       Heather Posey/Signal Tribune
                                                                                                        county have begun the              making a decision on that
   BY HEATHER POSEY                                 ment Association executive director Blair           process of working together        until questions pertaining to
   Staff Writer                                     Cohn’s invitation to take a walk with him.          to develop what is called the      possible advertising links
                                                    According to Cohn, the hour-long walks are          Los Angeles Regional Inter-        could be answered. The coun-
      The Bixby Knolls Starbucks was packed         not only a great way to get fit but also give       operable Communications            cil also scheduled its annual
   last Saturday morning, but this time it wasn’t   residents a chance to check out local busi-         System. “The total cost of the     budget workshop for Jun. 3.
   for the coffee. Nearly 20 people gathered        nesses, explore the neighborhood and get to         system is preliminarily esti-         Next Tuesday, Jan. 29, the
   around the Atlantic Avenue coffee house          know their neighbors.                               mated to be $600 million with      city council will conduct a
   awaiting the first meeting of new neighbor-         “I want residents to see what’s around           completion sometime in the         special incident management
   hood walking club, the Bixby Knolls Strollers.   here so that they know that there is a model        next five to seven years,”         workshop—open to the pub-
      Business owners and residents of the          shop here and that Four Olives is here,” said       Sonoff said, adding that it will   lic—in the Signal Hill City
   area responded to new Business Improve-                                                              probably cost more and take        Hall Council Chambers
                                                                        see STROLLERS page 15
                                                                                                        longer to install.                 beginning at 6 p.m.

LBPD talks about murders, shootings and burglaries at NAG meeting
BY NICK DIAMANTIDES               trict to explain what the police   pected of the city’s second        or so. “If you have decrease       said. “We need you to see it
Staff Writer                      are doing to combat crime in       murder in 2008.                    after decrease, you start get-     and report it to us.”
                                  the city.                             “I’m very proud of the offi-    ting to the point where it’s          Luman explained that he
   The new year in Long              The meeting—sponsored           cers and the detectives and the    really hard to have another        understood residents’ fears and
Beach started with the wrong      by the Neighborhood Advi-          work they do,” Luman said.         decrease,” he added. “But we       their need for confidentiality,
kind of bang: a young man         sory Group (NAG)—took              “The numbers of arrests that       are going to do everything         but he said there was a big dif-
was shot to death on the 1900     place at the community center      they are making (on all crime      possible to continue that trend    ference between a confidential
block of Pine Avenue about        at 2023 Pacific Avenue.            fronts) are quite impressive.”     into 2008.”                        witness and an anonymous
four minutes past midnight on        LBPD West Division Com-            Luman noted that LBPD              The commander stressed          witness.
Jan. 1.                           mander Robert Luman Jr. told       Chief Anthony Batts has            the importance of residents           “I know that you’re con-
   Last Thursday evening,         the audience that the police       made violent crime the             reporting crimes and suspi-        cerned about retaliation,” he
two Long Beach Police De-         department had arrested the        department’s primary focus.        cious activity to the police.      said. “But when you ask to be a
partment (LBPD) officials         man suspected of firing the        He noted that violent crimes       “We can’t be on every street       confidential witness, we’re not
met with about 40 residents of    gun in that killing, and had       had decreased consistently in      all the time and we can’t see      going to expose you; we’re not
Long Beach’s Wrigley Dis-         also arrested another man sus-     the city for the past five years   everything that’s going on,” he                  see NAG page 14



  100 Years of Service                                                                                                                     All Natural

  Long Beach Police Histori-                                                                                                               Birth instructor Andrea
  cal Society celebrates past                                                                                                              Gamble brings the Bradley
  and present police chiefs.                                                                                                               Method to Long Beach.

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    SIGNAL TRIBUNE                                                                                                                                               JANUARY 24, 2008



i Around Towni Reminiscing
ASSEMBLY MEMBER HOSTS SCAM STOPPERS
Learn from a panel of experts what you can do to stop
scam artists in their tracks. Come discuss legislation per-
taining to identity theft and scams in such areas as insur-
ance, telemarketing, consumer products and home
improvements. Presented by California Assembly Member
Betty Karnette, the program will take place from 9 a.m. to
11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25 inside the Signal Hill City Hall
Council Chamber, located at 2175 Cherry Avenue.
LB BLACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEETING
The Long Beach Black Chamber of Commerce is having
its monthly meeting Friday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. The meeting
is open to the public and will take place in their office,
located at 121 Linden Avenue in Long Beach. For more
information, call (562) 436-8221.
VOLUNTEER COFFEE EVENT & RANCHO TOUR
Rancho Los Cerritos is hosting two special events this
weekend. On Saturday, Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon,
prospective volunteers are invited to the Volunteer Coffee
event, where they can take a tour of the rancho and learn
about the positions available. On Sunday, Jan. 27, the
Living History Tours will have visitors touring the 163-
year-old house complete with 19th century characters.
Rancho Los Cerritos is located at 4600 Virginia Road in
Long Beach. For more information, call (562) 570-1755.
TEACHERS WORKSHOP AT AQUARIUM
The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is hosting a free workshop
                                                                  Stirring up trouble or something less sinister? Can you identify these
for teachers grades four to eight Saturday, Jan. 26 from          boy scouts or the crowd behind them? Contact the Signal Tribune at
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Incorporate the watershed into your cur-         2669 Myrtle Avenue, Suite 111, Signal Hill, CA 90755 or go online to
riculum while addressing science and social science stan-         www.SignalTribune.com and click on “Reminisce” to see more photos.
dards. Educators will be provided with a resource kit of
materials and supplies and will learn about field trip options.
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is located at 3720 Stephen M
White Drive in San Pedro. To register for the workshop, call
                                                                                                        Calling readers: new
the aquarium at (310) 548-7563 or visit www.cabrilloaq.org.
COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
                                                                                                        book club forms in SH
Join 6th District Councilmember Dee Andrews and the                                                        Signal Hill Library is                            every month at 11:30 a.m. and
Long Beach Redevelopment Agency as they celebrate the                                                   reaching out to all avid read-                       focus on mystery films and
completion of the Martin Luther King Medians Saturday,              A beautiful hard-bound book         ers as it kicks off its first ever                   the books that the movie is
                                                                   filled with cruising tips, trivia,   Library Book Club Friday,                            based on.
Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. to noon. The celebration will take                 space for diary entries,
place on the corner of PCH and Martin Luther King                  port lecture notes, addresses        Feb. 1. The monthly club will                           A film and book discussion
Avenue and include a dedication ceremony for the new                    of your new shipboard           take place the first Friday of                       group, participants of the
                                                                           friends & photos!
medians and entertainment provided by the music stu-                                                                                                         Library Book Club will initially
dents at Poly High School. Free hot dogs and refresh-                Send $9.50 to...                   Welcome Back, Olivia!                                watch the short film, “Mysteri-
ments will also be provided by Long Beach Firefighters             Posh Enterprises                      Gentle                              Expert          ous California: Four Authors,”
Local 372. For more information, call (562) 570-6472.                                                    Groomer                              Care           highlighting the works of Nina
                                                                      P.O. Box 92303
                                                                   Long Beach, CA 90809                                                                      Revoyr, Laurie King, Kirk Rus-
MONTHLY ELKS BREAKFAST                                                                                                                                       sell and Nadia Gordon.
The Bellflower/Long Beach Elks invite the public to their                                                                                                       After the film, guests will
monthly Elks breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 27. Enjoy a selec-                                                                                                    receive books written by the
tion of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, biscuits                  presents...                                                                      authors to take home and read
with gravy, fruit, waffles, juice and coffee. The breakfast                                                                                                  for the next meeting. The first
is from 8 a.m. to noon and the cost is $5.50 per person.            PET OF THE                                                                               book to be discussed will be
The Bellflower/Long Beach Elks Lodge #888 is located at
16426 Bellflower Boulevard in Bellflower.
                                                                  WEEK                                   $5 OFF Full-Service
                                                                                                                Grooming
                                                                                                                                                             Laurie King’s The Art of
                                                                                                                                                             Detection.
                                                                               JAZZIE                     S.T.*On first visit or $3 off next visit.             Though the Signal Hill
BEER AND POLITICS                                                                                          $25 min. Not good with any other offer.
                                                                                                         Expires 2/14/08. One per customer. BK store only.   Library has reading programs
On Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m., Councilmember Suja
                                                                                                                                                             for children, this is the first
Lowenthal of Long Beach’s 2nd District will host Beer
and Politics, a monthly series incubated with the Long
                                                                                                         Grooming                                            reading group for adults.
                                                                                                             Food                                               The Signal Hill Library is
Beach Junior Chamber. Beer and Politics offers residents
                                                                                                          Supplies                                           located at 1770 East Hill
an opportunity to engage in a positive political dialog over
                                                                                                                                                             Street in Signal Hill.
a pint of beer. The event will take place at Gallagher’s Pub                                              4102 Orange Ave #113 @Carson
                                                                      Jazzie has a new name and              Tues–Sat • 562-427-2551                            For additional information,
and Grill, located at 2751 East Broadway in Long Beach.             identity. She was dropped off                                                            call (562) 989-7323.`
For more information, visit www.beerandpolitics.org.                   at the shelter by a family       Walk-Ins Welcome                       * AS SPACE
                                                                                                                                                PERMITS
                                                                    because they had a new baby.
WHALE WATCH                                                             She has been well taken
                                                                   care of, but sadly, she lost her
The public is invited to the Aquarium of the Pacific’s edu-        home, and needs a forever home.
cational whale cruise, happening now through the end of              She is very sweet, although
                                                                   she doesn't really care for dogs.
May. The ocean adventure will include an educational                                                     Your dog license, which is normally $85,
                                                                       She's been revaccinated,
multimedia presentation by a marine naturalist and various                 tested for disease            is only $18 if your dog is spayed or neutered
hands-on learning activities for all ages. The cost for the                and microchipped.             or $9 if you are a senior citizen.
                                                                        She can be seen at the
cruise is $39.95 for adults, $28.95 for children ages 3 to 11           Bixby Animal Clinic              Call your vet for an appointment today and
and $36.95 for seniors 65 and up. The Aquarium of the                   3938 Atlantic Ave.
                                                                                                         you’ll not only save money but keep your dog healthier.
Pacific is located at 100 Aquarium Way in Long Beach.                     (562) 426-4066
For more information, visit www.aquariumofpacific.org.                Sponsored                                        FRIENDS OF LONG BEACH ANIMALS
                                                                             by:                                 SAVING LIVES THRU SPAY/NEUTER & EDUCATION
JANUARY 24, 2008   SIGNAL TRIBUNE   3
4   SIGNAL TRIBUNE                                              OPINION                                                                         JANUARY 24, 2008


                              Thoughts                          Letter to the Editor
                              from the                          REDEVELOPMENT                          concerned by “the process”          business practice would pre-
                                                                                                       being manipulated by a select       clude any outside firm from
                                                                HONEY POT
                              Publisher                            Thank you for your most
                                                                                                       few to achieve a goal not
                                                                                                       clearly defined or funded.
                                                                                                                                           just signing up for a task with
                                                                                                                                           the city blindly. Clearly,
                                                                recent front page coverage of
                                                                                                          Your article noted that          someone has approved in
                                by Neena                        the effort to make changes in
                                                                                                       “several months ago the city        advance these studies, but
                                                                Scherer Park. I live across the
                               Strichart                        street from Scherer and was
                                                                                                       hired Lynn Capoua, Inc., a          who?
                                                                                                       Costa Mesa based architec-             Might you know just how
                                                                one of the attendees at the            tural firm.” The meeting at         much these studies are costing
   With all the talk about global warming and politicians       Fairfield YMCA community               Fairfield was held on Jan. 10,      the taxpayers? Not one Long
talking about the importance of going green, I’m not sur-       meeting.                               yet it was not until the follow-    Beach City member during
prised to see so many environmentally friendly and respon-         First, let me state that I am       ing Tuesday night’s council         the discussion of the matter
sible actions happening right in our own neighborhoods.         in favor of “the people” of the        meeting the council was             asked prior to approving such
   Steve and I have done some conserving of resources by        community having input in              asked to fund the study. With-      a funding request!
working hard at recycling and installing artificial turf.       this matter, but I am extremely        out council approval? Prudent          Thank you for your de-
   The one thing we haven’t looked into is going solar. I                                                                                  tailed coverage of this impor-
don’t know much about the process and have no idea of
                                                                                                                                           tant community expenditure.
the cost vs. savings ratio. Fortunately I received a press       Send us your letter online!                                                             Frank Acevedo
release Tuesday from SolarCity telling about their hosting
a solar seminar in Bixby Knolls this Saturday. Being curi-        visit www.SignalTribune .com                                                               Long Beach
ous about the process, I was happy to learn that I would
be able to gather information so close to home. After            CORRECTION: In the Jan. 17 issue of the Signal Tribune,
reading the press release, I, of course, called them imme-       the article entitled “Rancho invites community to participate
diately about advertising—[Gotta make a living, folks!].         in history” stated that the Rancho Los Cerritos Living History
                                                                                                                                            Be Heard




                                                                                                                                                                         r
   The editorial portion of the paper was in its final stages    Tours were on Saturday, Jan. 26 and the Volunteer Coffee
for this week so we didn’t have room to print their press        event is on Sunday, Jan. 27. The Living History Tours are
release—being a procrastinator, I decided to give you the        actually on Sunday, Jan. 27 and the Volunteer Coffee event is
details on the seminar in my not-yet-written column. Now,        on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon.
keep the following in mind—I do not know these folks
and am not endorsing them or their product. I am merely
passing on information about a local seminar. Here it is...
   SolarCity welcomes Long Beach residents to a discus-                       Inspiration Corner
sion on the financial and environmental benefits of solar
power for homes and business. They will also introduce its
                                                                                          by Betty Colston
Community Solar Program to Long Beach. The program
will enable residents and businesses to purchase solar                          When facing a difficult situation,                         Write
power at a group discount. The program was introduced to
Southern California in Santa Monica last summer, where
                                                                             look for the humor to lighten the load.
                                                                                                                                                a Letter
residents banded together to purchase 76 kilowatts (kW)
of solar power, exceeding the goal of 50 kW.
                                                                                 Betty Colston — Author — Professional Speaker/Trainer
                                                                              Colston Enterprise PO Box 92301, Long Beach, CA 90809-2301    to the editor…
   Under SolarCity’s community program, Long Beach res-
idents and businesses will have until January 31 to purchase
a total of 100 kW of solar in order to qualify for up to 30%           Community News. Door-to-door, week to week.
system discounts on solar equipment and installation. The
group is more than halfway to the goal of signing up 25                               Subscribe to the SignalTribune by mail...
homes to install a total of 100 kW. That’s equal to the num-
ber of Long Beach homes that went solar in all of 2007.                                                      Name: ______________________________________________
   At the meeting, community representatives will speak
about their experiences with solar power, and the pride                                                      Address: ____________________________________________
and value in creating clean, renewable energy through an                                                     City: ________________________________________________
affordable, community-led solar program. SolarCity will
provide interested attendees with complimentary follow-                                                      State: ______ ZIP: __________________________________
up home solar evaluations on request.
   Please RSVP for the Saturday, Jan. 26 meeting by call-
ing (888) SOL-CITY or online at http://www.solarcity.com.          Send $45 for your Annual Subscription to: The Signal Tribune
The seminar will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the
Dana Branch Library, 3680 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach.                  2669 Myrtle Avenue #111 Signal Hill, CA 90755-2744


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JANUARY 24, 2008                                                        NEWS                                                                SIGNAL TRIBUNE            5
Historical Society offers meeting
space for community action group
                                                                                                         eye on
   The North Long Beach           Action Group and made possi-      of North Long Beach.
                                                                                                                  crime
                                                                                                        News from the LBPD
(NLB) Community Action            ble through a grant from the         The HSLB has taken an
                                                                                                              Crimes reported by the LBPD for Jan. 16–22
Group will host its February      Long Beach Navy Memorial          interest in North Long Beach
                                                                                                        Districts 6 (North of PCH), 7 & 8 (East of the L.A. River)
meeting at the new home of        Heritage Association. This is     and will continue to archive
the Historical Society of Long    the premier exhibit of the        items of interest for posterity.   Wednesday, Jan. 16
Beach. HSLB will open its         HSLB in its new location at       Attendees are encouraged to        Felony Suspects Arrested
doors at 1 p.m. on Sunday,        4260 Atlantic Boulevard.          bring old photographs, docu-       3 p.m. • 4900 block of Long Beach Boulevard
Feb. 10 to allow time to             The public is invited to see   ments, family stories and          Officers located a suspect driving a stolen vehicle and
browse the exhibit before the     and hear an interesting and       other items of interest for con-   attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The suspect jumped from
meeting.                          informative program on the        sideration in the archive. For     the moving vehicle and fled, but was located and arrested.
   The North Long Beach           history of North Long Beach       more information, contact
Archive of the Historical Soci-   given by Dr. Kaye Briegel, a      Laurie Angel, president of the     Saturday, Jan. 19
ety of Long Beach was estab-      retired history professor from    NLB community action group,        Shooting
lished by the NLB Community       CSU Long Beach and resident       at (562) 985-7990.                 8:30 p.m. • 5000 block of Paramount Boulevard
                                                                                                       Officers responded to a call and found a victim unconscious
                                                                                                       with a gunshot wound to his upper torso. The victim was
6th district, school board candidates                                                                  transported to the hospital.

to discuss issues over breakfast
   In their ongoing presenta-     of the candidates and share       other elected officials. The           Thinking of Buying or Selling?
tion of candidates and their      their questions and concerns.     nature of the informal event,
vision for the schools, neigh-    Selected candidates include:      according to organizer Dan                        Think Bartlett!




r
borhoods and the city of Long     Dee Andrews, current council-     Pressburg, is to provide candi-
Beach, the Historic Long
Beach Dairy and Creamery is
                                  man for the 6th District; his
                                  opponent Ahmed Saafir; 2nd
                                                                    dates with an opportunity to
                                                                    respond to and interact with
                                                                                                           Your Neighborhood Realtor
presenting its 6th District and   District school board candi-      prospective voters regarding                         Call for Details
School Board Candidate            dates Felton Williams and         their candidacy.
Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 9
from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
                                  Rosa Diaz; and 4th district
                                  school board candidates Jon
                                                                       The Historic Long Beach
                                                                    Dairy and Creamery is located
                                                                                                                         Debbe Bartlett
   Neighborhood leaders,
activists and the community at
                                  Meyer, Karen Hilburn, Paul
                                  Crost and Patrick Rodriguez.
                                                                    at 167 East South Street in
                                                                    Long Beach. For more infor-
                                                                                                                         (562) 897-6577
large are invited and encour-        Former and current council     mation or to RSVP, call (562)                        deborahbartlett@msn.com
aged to come and listen to each   members will attend as well as    428-7710.                                            Co-listed with Karen Miller      Landmark Properties
6   SIGNAL TRIBUNE   JANUARY 24, 2008
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Corps is a stairway to a brighter
future for ‘at-promise’ youth
BY NICK DIAMANTIDES               employment.”                        the Job Corps as an alternative
Staff Writer                         Allen explained that the Job     to going to college.”
                                  Corps assists economically             She explained that many
   While trends in the present    disadvantaged youth. “To            young people from low-
economy are causing many          qualify for our program, they       income families cannot afford
people to expect less, there is   must be 16 to 24 years old and      living expenses while attend-
at least one place in town        fall within federal low-income      ing college, and the Job Corps
where young people expect         guidelines,” she said. “They        Center solves that problem for
brighter futures: the Long        also have to be either a citizen    them. Students enrolled in
Beach Job Corps Center.           of the United States or a per-      classes at the center live on
   “Our goal here is to help      son who is here legally.”           the 17-acre campus and are                         David Navarrette and Michael Lopez are in Job
young people get started in          Allen stressed, however, that    given three meals per day, a                       Corps’s facilities maintenance program.
life,” said Michelle Allen, the   students at the center are not      clothing allowance and a                           promise youth, are required to   lence and 18-year-old males
center’s director. “Our pro-      at-risk youth. “Most of them        small stipend. The center also                     participate in our residential   must register with the U.S.
gram is dedicated to giving       have never been in trouble with     provides them with no-cost                         program and follow our           Selective Service.”
them the skills necessary to be   the law,” she noted. “Some of       medical and dental services.                       guidelines,” Allen said. “We        She added that the center is
productive citizens who can       them have already graduated            “Most of our students,                          have a zero-tolerance policy     a closed campus. Students
secure and maintain long-term     from high school; they just see     whom we refer to as at-                            for alcohol, drugs and vio-            see JOB CORPS page 10




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Four LBUSD schools make national honor roll
   Four schools in the Long        nation’s urban schools can be       nationwide to win NCUST’s         schools must have non-selec-          large banner for their school,
Beach Unified School District      wonderful centers of learning       top honor, while Signal Hill      tive admissions policies.             as well as a commemorative
have made the National Cen-        that change children’s lives,”      Elementary School qualified as        The 20 finalists are the          photo album, a profile pub-
ter for Urban School Transfor-     said Joseph F. Johnson, Jr.,        one of only 18 finalists.         schools that presented the            lished on the NCUST Web
mation’s 2008 National Honor       executive director of NCUST.           To compete for the award,      strongest evidence of high lev-       site, and complimentary travel
Roll, a distinction shared by      “As a nation, we should be          urban school applicants must      els of achievement for all of         and registration for two peo-
only 53 schools nationwide.        seeking out opportunities to        meet 11 rigorous criteria, in-    the students they serve. These        ple to the symposium.
   Tucker, Signal Hill and         applaud and support these           cluding proficiency rates on      schools will receive on-site vis-        Representatives from each
King elementary schools,           schools while we provide sys-       state assessments that exceed     its that will lead to the selection   winning school, along with
along with Robinson K-8            tematic, substantive assistance     state averages, high achieve-     of 10 winners, who will be rec-       several finalists, will present
Academy, each made the             to other schools seeking to         ment for all demographic          ognized in May at a sympo-            their successful strategies at
honor roll. Of these four local    attain similar results.”            groups served, high atten-        sium in San Diego.                    the 2008 symposium.
schools, both Tucker and Sig-         LBUSD was the only school        dance rates, low suspension           Winners will receive an              For more information, visit
nal Hill were selected to          district in California to produce   and expulsion rates for all       award check for $1,000 and a          www.ncust.org.
advance as finalists for           two finalists. In fact, NCUST       demographic groups served,
NCUST’s top honor this             chose only two other California     high graduation rates, and the
spring, the 2008 Excellence in     schools as finalists this year—     attainment of federal Ade-
Urban Education Award. Only        one in Bakersfield and one in       quate Yearly Progress goals.
20 finalists were chosen           Sacramento. Last year, Edison          The majority of students
nationwide.                        Elementary School became            served at the schools must meet
   The finalists “prove that our   one of only seven schools           low-income criteria, and the


CSULB names new VP
for academic technology
   Don E. Gardner has been         for CSULB’s eight colleges,
named the new associate vice       2,200 faculty and nearly
president for academic tech-       37,000 students.
nology at California State Uni-       He will lead the Division
versity, Long Beach. He will       of Academic Affairs in assess-
begin his new position Feb. 1.     ing and planning academic
   “I am confident that Dr.        technology needs and imple-
Gardner will provide strong,       menting academic technology
                                                                       Dr. Don E. Gardner
wise and forward-looking           priorities, such as enhancing
leadership in the area of acad-    support for classroom instruc-      programs. Working together,
emic technology and technol-       tion and facilitating the explo-    we will meet the changing
ogy planning,” Provost and         ration of clickers, blogs,          expectations of faculty, stu-
Senior Vice President Karen        wikis, Web 2.0 services and         dents and staff and enhance
L. Gould said. “During his         other technologies to advance       CSULB’s distinction as an out-
visit, he emphasized that our      instruction.                        standing university.”
technology planning and               “I am looking forward to
investments should be              joining the Cal State Long
grounded in meeting the needs      Beach community,” Gardner
of faculty, students and staff.”   said. “Under the leadership of
   The associate vice presi-       President Alexander and
dent for academic technology       Provost Gould, this is an excit-
is a new position created to       ing time for academic technol-
ensure CSULB is a leader in        ogy at Long Beach. We have
academic technology. Gardner       the opportunity to make signif-
will guide academic technol-       icant improvements in our aca-
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                       Job Corps
                       continued from page 7
                       who have complied with the
                       rules may get a pass to leave
                                                          “They come here looking for direction
                       Wednesday evening but must         and we provide them with a blueprint,
                       return by 9:45 p.m. All stu-
                       dents may, if they wish, stay      which becomes their own personal
                       off-campus from Friday
                       evening to 9:45 p.m. Sunday.       career development plan.”
                          During weekdays, students                         —MICHELLE ALLEN, CENTER DIRECTOR,
                       wake up at 6 a.m., do some                                     LONG BEACH JOB CORPS
                       chores and then have break-
                       fast. “After breakfast, they
                       have to be ready to go to         fornia High School Exit             ing to the tune of about $1.5
                       work,” Allen said. “Every-        Exam,” Allen noted.                 billion annually. A private con-
                       thing they do here is geared          For those who choose a          tractor manages each center.
                       toward teaching young people      different path, the center          Chugach McKinley, Inc. man-
                       habits that will ensure their     offers training for careers in      ages the Long Beach Center,
                       success in their chosen career    automotive repair, business         which currently has an annual
                       path, so everything here is       technology, culinary arts,          budget of about $8.2 million.
                       associated with work.”            glazing, health care, facilities       Students at the Long Beach
                          They learn their trades and    maintenance, telecommunica-         Center reside there for an
                       study their courses from 8 a.m.   tions, and cement masonry.          average of 11 months, but can
                       to 4 p.m., with an hour break         Additionally, the center        stay up to three years.
                       for lunch. Dinner is served       offers childcare assistance,           Twenty-year-old Rosanna
                       from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.          driver training, internships,       Mejia lived at the center for
                          Located six miles from         resumé writing and interview        about a year and got her high
                       downtown Long Beach, the          skills training and career          school diploma last August.
                       Job Corps Center is a multi-      counseling free of charge to        “I would absolutely recom-
                       cultural community with stu-      its students.                       mend this program to anyone,”
                       dents from Long Beach and             Currently, about 77 percent     she said. “It helped me a lot.”
                       many nearby communities The       of the center’s graduates suc-         She explained that while at
                       campus contains 14 buildings      ceed in their chosen career.        the center she also completed
                       including separate residence      Allen said the rate was higher      training in business technol-
                       halls for men and women,          a few years ago, but the down-      ogy and was placed as in
                       fully equipped classrooms,        turn in the economy means           intern in a Culver City public
                       workshops, a recreation area      more people are competing for       relations firm. “It was a won-
                       and a gym. The center accom-      fewer jobs. Nevertheless, if        derful experience and it made
                       modates 300 students. All but     they relocate, Job Corps grad-      me decide to choose public
                       40 of them live on campus,        uates are entitled to free career   relations as a career,” she
                       with roughly equal numbers of     counseling and placement ser-       said. Currently, she works as
                       males and females.                vices from any of the Job           the receptionist for the Long
                          The center has a partnership   Corps Centers scattered             Beach center and will start
                       with SIATech, a charter high      throughout the U.S. Nation-         attending classes at Harbor
                       school in Vista, CA. There Job    wide, 91 percent of Job Corps       College next month.
                       Corps students can earn a high    graduates enter their career           “The Job Corps program is
                       school diploma through SIAT-      field and go on to college or       a wonderful opportunity for
                       ech’s on campus classes or a      enlist in the military.             young adults, but it does take
                       G.E.D. certificate through Job        Established in 1964, Job        a commitment,” Allen said.
                       Corps classes.                    Corps is the largest residential    “They come here looking for
                          “To graduate, our students     career-training program for         direction and we provide
                       must meet all the requirements    low-income youth. The U.S           them with a blueprint, which
                       of the local high schools and     Department of Labor provides        becomes their own personal
                       they must also pass the Cali-     100 percent of Job Corps fund-      career development plan.”
                                                                                                The Long Beach Job Corps
                                                                                             Center is located at 1903
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5-year-old could be
next golf wunderkind
   When golfers took to the
links at Trump National Golf
Club in Ranchos Palos Verdes
recently for the K-Earth 101
Celebrity Golf Tournament to
benefit the Bob Hope USO, all
eyes weren’t necessarily on
the celebrities. Five-year-old
Long Beach resident and golf
phenomenon Jaden Cantafio
caused a stir among the crowd
with his prowess on the links.
   Not only did the youngster
play particularly well during
                                     Cantafio plays golf nearly
the event, but, prior to the start   every day.
of the tournament, he chal-
lenged Grammy Award-win-             Course, and they started to
ning singer Michael Bolton to        prepare him to compete
a chipping contest and won.          against other golfers in tour-
   Young Cantafio is no              naments. The only problem
stranger to the spotlight. He        was there were no organiza-
has been the focus of several        tions that allowed someone of
local television news programs       Cantafio’s age to participate.
and graced the cover of promi-          As he improved during the
nent Southern California golf        next few months, Cantafio
magazine Southland Golf.             became a celebrity on the golf
   Cantafio’s golfing interest       course and the local news.
started at the age of two. His       Repeatedly being touted as the
father, Tony Cantafio, had           “next Tiger Woods,” he was
gone to a sporting goods store       filmed and interviewed on
to stock up on fishing sup-          three major networks in the
plies. While in the store, the       Los Angeles area. He was also
young Cantafio noticed               approached by the talk show
patrons swinging golf clubs in       hosts of several nationally
the practice cage across the         televised shows. All this was
store. He begged his dad to let      happening before Cantafio
him watch and that viewing           could even spell his own name
was the beginning of his fasci-      or enter a golf tournament.
nation with the game. Cantafio          Finally, during the summer
picked up an iron and would          that he turned four, Cantafio
not leave the store until his        was able to enter some local
dad bought it for him.               and statewide golf tourna-
   Tony then took Cantafio to        ments with US Kids Golf.
the driving range to see what           Upon returning to Long
he could do. To his amaze-           Beach, Cantafio played in
ment, Cantafio took a full           some local tournaments, again
swing at the ball, making con-       put on by US Kids Golf. At
tact on the first try. From that     the last competition in Chino
point, trips to the driving          Hills, Cantafio took first place
range were the norm and, by          in the four-and-under division
the time Cantafio was two and        and fifth place in the seven-
a half, he had a full set of         and-under. In the seven tour-
metal clubs just his size.           naments he entered over the
   To help him along, Tony           summer, Cantafio brought
took his son to golf pro Chris       home five medals to honor his
Blackman at El Dorado Golf           achievements.
Course. After watching Can-             He loves the game and
tafio play, Blackman mentioned       plays nearly every day, hitting
how his coordination and abil-       150 balls at the driving range
ity at two and a half were better    or playing a round of golf.
than most five to seven year         While other children are
olds he had mentored.                watching cartoons, Cantafio’s
   He then referred Cantafio         favorite is The Golf Channel.
to another golf teacher, Dana           For more information, visit
Dahlquist at Heartwell Golf          www.jadencantafio.com.
12         SIGNAL TRIBUNE                                                   ENTERTAINMENT                                                                                            JANUARY 24, 2008


 Piercers, tattoo artists                                                                    High school actors find ‘Fame’
 display art ‘Underground’                                                                   at LB Performing Arts Center
    Underground Salon and                  Action Team (CAT) with                               Tickets are on sale for the                  independence while learning        and offers students an inte-
 Skin Care, in association                 10 percent of all artwork                         popular musical “Fame,” tak-                    what it means to be a creative     grated arts education themati-
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 Studio, is hosting an art                 tion, which benefits Long                         Performing Arts Center from                     ensemble cast also struggles       courses to encourage them to
 show featuring works from                 Beach’s community, chil-                          Friday, Apr. 4 through Sun-                     with distinctly non-musical        set goals for college or arts
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 piercers on Saturday, Feb. 2                 Music will be provided                         is a presentation of Long                       and the personal traumas of           “The Long Beach Renais-
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 the exhibit will showcase                 refreshments will be served.                         “Fame” is the story of eight                 in the movie “Fame” and            whose talented students are
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MLK Day parade,
celebration draws
big crowd in LB
BY NICK DIAMANTIDES              chandise vendors and activi-
Staff Writer                     ties for children—lasted from
                                 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
   Hundreds of people came          Sixth District City Council-
to the 20th annual Dr. Martin    man Dee Andrews, one of the
Luther King Jr. Peace and        event’s key organizers, said
Unity Parade and Celebration     he was pleased with the
in central Long Beach last       turnout and the way every-
Saturday.                        body got along.
   Local, county and state          “Take a look around; we
officials walked or rode in      have blacks, whites, Latinos
cars and vehicles that pro-      and Asians and we’re all get-
ceeded from Anaheim Street       ting along and having a good
and Martin Luther King Jr.       time together,” Andrews
                                                                   Throngs of residents gathered to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Avenue north to MLK Park.        said. “This is the message we
                                                                   at the Peace and Unity Parade and celebration.        Nick Diamantides/Signal Tribune
Pastors, teachers, community     are giving. We care about
activists and people of all      each other. We can live in        10:30 p.m., Sunday at a private               when uninvited gang members                   remains hospitalized with a
ages and colors joined the       peace.”                           party being held at Lakewood                  crashed the party and started a               non-life-threatening wound.
procession as well.                 Ironically, only 29 hours      Masonic Center in East Long                   brawl which led to gunfire.                   His name and city of resi-
   The parade began at           after the celebration, on the     Beach near Hartwell Park. Sev-                   Moses and Taylor, who                      dence were not released.
10:30 a.m. The park activi-      other side of town, a gang-       enteen-year-old Long Beach                    were not gang members, died                      As of press time, the inci-
ties—which included live         related shooting claimed the      resident Dennis Moses and 15-                 later at Memorial Medical                     dent was under intense inves-
music and entertainment,         lives of two young men.           year-old Los Angeles resident                 Center. A third male, 17 years                tigation, but no arrests had
food booths, craft and mer-         The tragedy happened           Breon Taylor lost their lives                 old, was also shot and                        been made.


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                                                                           NAG: Cops say community is key to dropping rate
 Spotlight on:                                                             continued from page 1

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                                                                           and knock on your door.”
                                                                              He explained that the
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                                                                                                               was factored in, the
 T    he Vintage Emporium is hosting a book signing
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                                                                           get a hold of you to ask you
                                                                           important questions that could       statistics are even
                                                                                                                                                 are even more encouraging.
                                                                                                                                                    “When you talk about
                                                                           help us make arrests,” he said.                                       crimes per thousand, it’s
 will take place Thursday, Jan. 31 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.                   “Sometimes we need your             more encouraging.                 lower than 1974,” he said.
 and will be catered by Have Seconds. The Vintage                          help so we can narrow down                                            The commander also praised
 Emporium is located at 3423 Orange Avenue in Long                         the time and place an illegal      that took place in December,       audience members for their
 Beach. For more information, call (562) 988-8460.                         activity is likely to occur; we    and following up on one clue,      willingness to get involved in
                                                                           cannot afford 24/7 surveil-        managed to arrest seven sus-       their community. “The good
 E    cco’s Pizza has a new lunch special. From 11 a.m.
      to 4 p.m. customers can enjoy a choice of an eight-
 inch cheese pizza, a half order of spaghetti or any eight-
                                                                           lance at the scene of a sus-
                                                                           pected crime.”
                                                                                                              pects in that case. “We also
                                                                                                              recovered a handgun and
                                                                                                                                                 citizens of Long Beach far
                                                                                                                                                 outnumber the gang mem-
                                                                              Later, West Division Lieu-      some drugs from one sus-           bers,” he said. “Your vigi-
 inch sandwich with salad and a drink for $7.99. Ecco’s
                                                                           tenant Robert Smith elaborated     pect’s home,” he said.             lance over time will win out.”
 Pizza is located at 1200 East Wardlow Road in Long
                                                                           on Luman’s remarks. He                Smith added that beginning         Long Beach City Council-
 Beach. For more information, call (562) 427-3124.
                                                                           explained that the West Divi-      on Jan. 12, the LBPD initiated     man Dee Andrews (6th Dis-
                                                                           sion has a “directed enforce-      an intense gang enforcement        trict) also spoke at the
                                                                           ment team” that focuses intense    operation in three different       meeting. “It irritates me to see
                                                      Since                attention on specific problem      sections of Long Beach             these kids with guns that think
                                                      1944                 areas. “Last year, I gave them a   including the Wrigley area.        they can control our city,” he
                                                                           mission to focus on violent        “Since then, that team has         said. “They’ve got no job, no
Automotive & Evaluation Center                                             crime, shootings and rob-          made 22 felony arrests and         nothing with no intention
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                                                                           beries,” he said. “They did a                                         except to hurt someone; that
    426-7321                                             Professional
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                                                                           great job and we are going to      arrests,” he said.                 cannot continue to be.”
One Block N. of 405 Fwy.
between Atlantic & L.B. Blvd.
                                                                           continue that mission.”               Luman added that it was            Andrews noted that the
                                                                              Smith noted that the team       important to note that the         LBPD, other city departments,
   SHUTTLE SERVICE                                                         made about 400 felony arrests      gang enforcement operation         churches, private organizations
to & from work or home                                                                                        did not diminish the LBPD’s
                                                                           and 700 misdemeanor arrests                                           and residents needed to increase
                                                                           in 2007. He added that the         regular patrols anywhere in        their communication with each
                                                                           same group of officers and         the city. “When you call the       other and work together to fight
                                                                           detectives concentrated on a       police, we are coming,” he         gangs as well as reduce other
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LBPHS celebrates                                                    continued from page 1

100 years of chiefs                                                 Cohn. “It’s a great way for
                                                                    everyone to meet each other.”
                                                                                                      Carlson of THOR Antiques
                                                                                                      joining the group.
                                                                                                                                         speeds are comfortable.
                                                                                                                                         According to the director, it’s
                                                                       And residents agree. Fami-        “It’s kind of cool to see the   not about speed and there are
                                                                    lies and pets tagged along as     business owners here,” said        no rules, “we’re just here to
                                                                    Cohn led the group on a jour-     Bixby Knolls resident and          have a good time.”
                                                                    ney south on Atlantic Avenue      stroller Cheirrel Margis. “Now,       The Bixby Knolls Strollers
                                                                    to Carson Street, turning left    next time I go into a store like   meet Saturday mornings at Star-
                                                                    and weaving around residen-       LaunderPet and see the owner,      bucks, located at 4406 Atlantic
                                                                    tial areas where strollers were   I can say ‘I know you, we          Avenue in Bixby Knolls. The
                                                                    able to view the historic homes   walked together.’”                 walk starts at 7:30 a.m. and
                                                                    of the area. Cohn also got sup-      Cohn aims for the strollers     strollers are encouraged to
                                                                    port from local store owners,     to walk a new route each week      arrive early to sign in.
                                                                    with Mod ‘L Mania owner           and possibly incorporate a run-       For more information, visit
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A program for the event shows Long Beach police
chiefs from the last century.
   The Long Beach Police           Chief Anthony Batts and for-
Historical Society (LBPHS)         mer chiefs Carl Calkins,
saluted the position at the        Charles Ussery, William Ellis,
Chief of Police Centennial         Robert Luman and Jerome
Celebration on Wednesday,          Lance as well as Long Beach
Jan. 16. Former and current        Mayor Bob Foster and City
law enforcement officers           Manager Pat West.
gathered with the public for          Also given a commemora-
the historical event, which        tive badge was Charles Cole’s
took place at the Long Beach       daughter Jean. Cole was police
Main Library Auditorium.           chief from 1914 to 1919. Batts
   Celebrating the first Chief,    is the 23rd person to hold the
Thomas W. Williams, who was        title for the city of Long
sworn into office on Jan. 16,      Beach. Prior to the appoint-
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Offbeat Occupations
Bradley birthing instructor keeps childbirth natural
BY HEATHER POSEY                   stumbled upon the birthing             “From what I know, most
Staff Writer                       alternative in a prenatal yoga      of the Lamaze and hospital
                                   class and found its intimate        classes are stereotyped with
   A woman’s pregnancy can         nature comforting for her           breathing exercises for when
be an emotionally and physi-       first pregnancy.                    you’re in labor. They don’t
cally intense time for any            “It’s very natural, and they     offer any coping techniques
and all involved. But for          talked about interventions,         for when you’re actually
those looking for a nurturing      and it’s 12 weeks of classes        about to have the baby,” she
alternative to traditional         so it made me feel very com-        said. “We do abdominal
childbirth methods, local          fortable,” she said.                breathing exercises and visu-
birthing instructor Andrea            After her second pregnancy,      alization and rely on the hus-
Gamble gives mothers and           she decided to take her interest    band or coach for emotional
fathers-to-be a helping hand.      one step further, helping other     support.”
   For nearly one year, Gam-       expecting moms during their            Many of Gamble’s stu-
ble has been an independent,       time of need.                       dents are couples who claim
certified instructor of the           “Lots of people don’t know       that after taking the classes
Bradley Method of Natural          there’s a lot of alternatives out   they feel not only empow-
                                                                                                      (From left) Myron and Carina Nickerson demon-
Childbirth, a system of nat-       there,” said Gamble. “Natural       ered by their newfound
                                                                                                      strate a sideways relaxation position in instructor
ural labor techniques. With        childbirth is beautiful and nat-    knowledge, but also confi-
                                                                                                      (far right) Andrea Gamble's birthing class.
this system, a woman and her       ural and I wanted to share that     dence and a closeness with
                                                                                                                                    Heather Posey/Signal Tribune
coach play an active part          with other women.”                  their spouse or partner.
through increasing self-              Unlike popular childbirth           “People are unaware of 90 percent of moms who something our body was
awareness, nutrition, exercise     classes offered in hospitals        all of the feelings and use the Bradley Method made to do.”
and educational classes.           and clinics, Gamble’s classes       actions that occur during had natural vaginal births            The cost of Gamble’s 12-
   “It relies on nature and        are a 12-week-long series           childbirth, but the informa- without using any form of week birthing class series is
teaches the mother to stay fit     taught out of her own home          tion gives them knowledge pain medication. Gamble $300 and includes an infor-
and relaxed and just focuses       in Long Beach. Her courses          and a lot of men feel no fear hopes that more women mative workbook for stu-
on natural childbirth,” said       include videos, a workbook,         going into it because of what will turn to natural child- dents. For more information,
Gamble.                            and nutrition information, as       they learned,” said Gamble.    birth and see the beauty in contact Andrea Gamble at
   A true believer of the          well as breathing and relax-           And according to www the experience.                       (562) 208-4383 or visit
Bradley Method, Gamble             ation techniques.                   .bradleybirth.com, nearly         “It’s a beautiful thing and www.bradleybirth.com.



   Charles Hicks, Jr., Esq.                                            Community Hospital guides ‘new’
                   Attorney at Law
FAMILY LAW
                                                                       diabetics with nutrition classes
Divorce                   Property Division
                                                                          Community Hospital of             The Diabetes 101 sessions       Apr. 2, 9, 16 and 19, and the
Child Custody             Restraining Orders
Child/Spousal Support     Also -                                       Long Beach (CHLB) has re-         have already begun and will        final series will run on Wednes-
Domestic Partnerships     Probate & Aviation Law                       cently released its new course    continue every Wednesday           day, May 14, 21, 28 and Jun. 4.
Paternity                                                              dates for the Diabetes 101 pro-   from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 5:30        Among the topics dis-
       www.attorneychuck.com • (888) 432-5204                          gram that runs through June for   p.m. to 7 p.m. through Jan. 30.    cussed in the Diabetes 101
            Evening & Weekend Appointments Available                   individuals who have recently     There will be a two-week break     sessions, subjects include, “So
                                                                       been diagnosed with diabetes.     in between each series. The next   You’ve Been Diagnosed Dia-
                                                                       The four-week intensive pro-      four-week courses are Wednes-      betic: What Does it Mean,”
                                                                       gram teaches participants the     day, Feb. 20, Feb. 27, Mar. 5      “You Mean I Can Eat That
                                                                       basics of living with diabetes.   and Mar. 12, Wednesday,            Too,” “Steps to a Healthy
                                                                                                                                            Heart and Body” and “There
                                                                                                                                            is More to Diabetes than You
                                                                                                                                            Can Imagine.”
                                                                                                                                               A part of the Wellness Cen-
                                                                                                                                            ter program, Diabetes 101
                                                                                                                                            was introduced in Jan. 2006.
                                                                                                                                            The Wellness Center program
                                                                                                                                            works in collaboration with
                                                                                                                                            the College of Health and
                                                                                                                                            Human Services at California
                                                                                                                                            State University, Long Beach.
                                                                                                                                               All Diabetes 101 sessions
                                                                                                                                            are free to all participants and
                                                                                                                                            take place in Conference
                                                                                                                                            Room 3 on the “B” level of
                                                                                                                                            the hospital. Also, reserva-
                                                                                                                                            tions for the program are
                                                                                                                                            required. Community Hospi-
                                                                                                                                            tal of Long Beach is located
                                                                                                                                            at 1720 Termino Avenue in
                                                                                                                                            Long Beach. For more infor-
                                                                                                                                            mation, call (562) 494-0764.

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JANUARY 24, 2008                                                                 NEWS                                                                                              SIGNAL TRIBUNE         17
Harry Lee Rilling Sr. dies at 80 Goodwill offers tips
BY NICK DIAMANTIDES                                                      about two years of active duty
Staff Writer                                                             at Fort Lewis in Washington.
                                                                            After training he worked in
                                                                                                                                                   for donating goods
   Harry Lee Riling Sr., known                                           the oil fields of Alaska,                                                    As people continue to            in stores diverts money
by many long-time Long                                                   Canada and California for                                                 make some room for those            from the community.
Beach and Signal Hill resi-                                              several years before starting                                             new holiday gifts, Goodwill       • Leave donations at sites
dents, died on Jan. 8. Eighty-                                           his employment with Midway.                                               advises donors to follow a          with attendants on duty.
year-old Rilling worked at the                                              Harry enjoyed golf, studied                                            few simple guidelines to            Donations dropped off
Midway Fishing Tool Com-                                                 history and loved to watch                                                ensure their donations bene-        outside business hours
pany in Signal Hill from 1955                                            civil war movies and West-                                                fit the people who need             encourage theft.
to 1980. There, he rose through                                          erns. For many years he was a                                             them most.
the ranks to eventually become                                           regular at Curley’s restaurant                                               “Donations to Goodwill         Don’t
the branch operations manager.                                           where he started almost every                                             and other nonprofit organiza-      • Donate broken or soiled
                                   Harry Lee Riling Sr.
   Rilling left Midway Fish-                                             morning with a cup of coffee                                              tions are an investment in our       items.
ing Tool to open his own busi-     activities in the Long Beach/         and friendly conversation                                                 community,” said Janet             • Give items that have
ness, Central Fishing Tool,        Signal Hill area. These in-           with the other regulars.                                                  McCarthy-Wilson, president           been recalled, banned, or
where he became known as           cluded golf tournaments, base-           “He was a wonderful guy,”                                              and CEO of Goodwill of               don’t meet current safety
the boss who treated his           ball teams, Signal Hill Police        said Signal Hill City Council-                                            Southern Los Angeles                 standards. For informa-
employees like family.             drives, military sponsorships,        man Larry Forester. “He had                                               County. “We want people to           tion, visit the Consumer
   “He was a fantastic man         medical sponsorships, histori-        his own table and chair at Cur-                                           give as much thought to              Product Safety Commis-
and we all loved him,” said        cal museums and the National          ley’s and I used to love sitting                                          where they donate their things       sion (www.cpsc.gov ).
Debbie Lawrence, Central           Rifle Association.                    down and arguing with him.”                                               as they would to where they        • Leave items unattended
Fishing Tool office manager.          He was born in 1927 in Ven-           His wife Patricia and his old-                                         donate their money.”                 outside a donation center.
“He cared for his people and       tura to Harry and Pauline             est son, Harry Rilling Jr., pre-                                                                               Donors interested in
he always put the employees        Rilling who moved to several          ceded him in death. Survivors                                              Do                              claiming tax deductions
above the business.”               cities in Southern California         include his son Michael, grand-                                            • Give to charities you         should keep itemized lists
   Rilling was also one of the     during Harry’s childhood years        daughters Elizabeth, Amy and                                                  know and trust. Note         of their donations. The
founders of the Signal Hill        before eventually making Long         Jessica and his sister Barbara as                                             that fraudulent charities    Internal Revenue Service
Police Officers Association        Beach their permanent home.           well as a large extended family.                                              often modify the names       allows a deduction for each
and became the organization’s         He attended St. Anthony               Harry’s memorial service
                                                                                                                                                       of established groups.       item, but the donor deter-
first president in 1980.           and Wilson high schools,              was conducted at St. Anthony’s
                                                                                                                                                       Avoid giving to organi-      mines each item’s value.
   He was active in the Long       graduating from the latter            Catholic Church on the morn-
                                                                                                                                                       zations that ask for your    Generally, an item’s value
Beach Petroleum Club and           before enlisting in the Army.         ing of January 18. Stricklin-
                                                                                                                                                       credit card number over      should be based on fair
NOMADS for many years and          After receiving his basic train-      Snively Mortuary handled the
                                                                                                                                                       the telephone or request     market value—what the
sponsored many groups and          ing in San Pedro, he had              funeral arrangements.
                                                                                                                                                       payment in cash.             item would sell for in a
                                                                                                                                                    • Before donating an item,      thrift store.
California taxpayers warned of error on                                                                                                               ask yourself if you’d             For general guidelines,
                                                                                                                                                      give it to a relative or      visit www.goodwillsolac
tax form, encouraged to check site                                                                                                                    friend. Disposing of          .org/deductions.html or
                                                                                                                                                      items that can’t be sold      www.irs.gov.
   An error on a printed Cali-     540 and 540A booklets to tax-         online forms and notified tax
fornia tax form may lead some      payers, and another 1.3 million       software developers when the
California taxpayers who file      were sent to public distribution      error was discovered in Decem-
paper returns to understate        sites including libraries, post       ber. But tax booklets were
their home mortgage interest       offices, and FTB district             already in the distribution
deductions, the Franchise Tax      offices. However, the instruc-        process and could not be
Board (FTB) announced ear-         tions in the California 540 and       recalled or corrected. The FTB
lier this month. The error is on   540A tax booklet are correct.         expects that slightly more than
early versions of Schedule CA         Taxpayers who want a cor-          one percent of the 15 million
(540), California Adjustments,     rected form may download it           personal income tax returns
which is used to make adjust-      from the FTB’s Web site at            projected to be filed this year
ments to federal adjusted          www.ftb.ca.gov or call the            will be affected by the error.
gross income and claim fed-        FTB at (800) 852-5711 to                 Visit the FTB’s Web site at
eral itemized deductions.          request one. Later this month         www.ftb.ca.gov to find tax
   Line 38 of the Schedule         the corrected forms will be           forms, answers to frequently
CA form incorrectly states:        available at public distribution      asked questions, e-file, Cal-
“Enter the total amount of         sites. Taxpayers may also use         File, and other information.
itemized deductions from           CalFile or any of the approved        Federal tax information can
your federal form 1040,            electronic filing products listed     be found at www.irs.gov.
Schedule A, lines 4, 9, 13, 19,    on the FTB’s Web site.
20, 27, and 28.” It should            The FTB encourages taxpay-
have listed line number 15         ers who already have filed a                  LOWERYOUR
instead of 13. This error could    paper tax return and followed                PAYMENT WITH
lead taxpayers to miss claim-      the incorrect line numbers to                A 40YEAR TERM
ing their home mortgage            call (800) 852-5711 to have
interest, points, qualified        their returns corrected. The            Easy
mortgage insurance premi-          FTB will correct any overstated
ums, and investment interest.      tax liability that results from the
                                                                          Qualifier
   The FTB in December             error and will notify affected          Loans
mailed 1.1 million California      taxpayers. The FTB updated its
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RESPONSE COPYWRITING, 2. D/R COPYWRITING, 5050 Gar-                    Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the           ext 3704 David Owen, If you have previously been discharged
ford St. #264, Long Beach, CA 90815. Registrant: SAMUEL                obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable           through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal
HERNANDEZ, 5050 Garford St. #264, Long Beach, CA 90815.                estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the ini-         liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exer-           – Make A Fast Friend –
This business is conducted by: an individual. I declare that all       tial publication of the Notice of Sale is $379,041.34 The benefi-      cise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. This
information in this statement is true and correct. Signed:             ciary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and                 notice is sent for the purpose of collecting a debt. This firm is                  Adoptions through
Samuel Hernandez. The registrant has begun to transact busi-           delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default          attempting to collect a debt on behalf of the holder and owner
ness under the fictitious business name or names listed herein.        and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Elec-         of the note. Any information obtained by or provided to this firm             Greyhound Pets of America
Date started business was January 5, 2007. This statement was          tion to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and        or the creditor will be used for that purpose. As required by
filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on December          Election to sell to be recorded in the County where the real           law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflect-             www.fastfriends.org or
21, 2007. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement              property is located. Date: 1/10/2008 First American Title Insur-       ing on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report
expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the     ance Company First American LoanStar Trustee Services 3                agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            call Joyce at (562) 694-3519
county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be         First American Way Santa Ana, CA 92707 First American                  P351277 1/17, 1/24, 01/31/2008
filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of     Loanstar Trustee Services may be acting as a debt collector                                 TST2599 / 20080083027
itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name   attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be                   FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or com-
mon law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions
                                                                       used for that purpose. Original document signed by Authorized
                                                                       Agent Chet Sconyers - For Trustee’s Sale Information Please
                                                                                                                                              The following person is doing business as: 1. JUMP START
                                                                                                                                              BODY FUEL, 2. JUMP START FUEL BAR, 5612 Wagner Ave.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2008.              Call (714) 573-1965 P351574 1/10, 1/17, 01/24/2008                     Lakewood, CA 90712. Registrant: LINDA E. IDEDA, 5612 Wag-
                             TST2596                                                        TST2593 / 200800440882                            ner Ave., Lakewood, CA 90712. This business is conducted by:                            FOOD BANK
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-07-103849-JB Loan #                             FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                           an individual. I declare that all information in this statement is
91090266 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST                      The following person is doing business as: CHRISTIAN PRO-              true and correct. Signed: Linda E. Ikeda. The registrant has not                 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
DATED 4/1/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT                      FESSIONAL SERVICES NETWORK, 4350 Carfax Ave., Lake-                    yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business
YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF                     wood, CA 90713. Registrant: TEROLYN J. PHINSEE, 4350                   name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the                …to pick up and deliver food
YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PRO-
CEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A
                                                                       Carfax Ave., Lakewood, CA 90713. This business is conducted
                                                                       by: an individual. I declare that all information in this statement
                                                                                                                                              county clerk of Los Angeles County on January 15, 2008.
                                                                                                                                              NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Call Food Finders (562) 598-3003
LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash,          is true and correct. Signed: Terolyn J. Phinsee. The registrant        years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk.            or visit www.foodfinders.org.
cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn         has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious busi-      A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to
by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or       ness name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with        that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize
federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or       the county clerk of Los Angeles County on January 8, 2008.             the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of
savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code
and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly
                                                                       NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five
                                                                       years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk.
                                                                                                                                              the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see
                                                                                                                                              section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub.                                SELF HELP
appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant         A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to        The Signal Tribune: Jan. 17, 24, 31, & Feb. 7, 2008.
or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession,        that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize
or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the             the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of
                                                                                                                                                                   TST2600 / 20080083028                                       Help For Pee-Shy Syndrome
                                                                                                                                                         FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late
charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under
                                                                       the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see
                                                                       section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub.
                                                                                                                                              The following persons are doing business as: BAJA SONORA,                        www.shybladder.org
                                                                                                                                              2940 Clark Ave., Long Beach, CA 90815. Registrant: 1.
the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges        The Signal Tribune: Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2008.                         MICHAEL S. MENDELSOHN, 1125 E. Burlinghall Dr., Long
and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of                            TST2594 / 20080040883                             Beach, CA 90807, 2. MARY LYNN SHPHLEN, 710 Los Altos
the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably esti-
mated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the
                                                                                 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                       The following person is doing business as: TOP TECH GURU,
                                                                                                                                              Ave., Long Beach, CA 90804. This business is conducted by: a
                                                                                                                                              General Partnership. I declare that all information in this state-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          FOR RENT
day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN                    1645 Clark Ave. #214, Long Beach, CA 90815. Registrant:                ment is true and correct. Signed: Michael S. Mendelsohn. The
THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): LINDA SALIN, AN                      BRYAN L. CHACHERE, 1645 Clark Ave. #214, Long Beach, CA                registrants have begun to transact business under the fictitious
UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 4/7/2006 as Instrument No.                   90815. This business is conducted by: an individual. I declare         business name or names listed herein. Date started business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Rent it quick!
06 0765126 in book —, page — of Official Records in the office
of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of
                                                                       that all information in this statement is true and correct.            was March, 1998. This statement was filed with the county                             Call the Signal Tribune
                                                                       Signed: Bryan Chachere. The registrant has not yet begun to            clerk of Los Angeles County on January 15, 2008. NOTICE:
Sale: 1/30/2008 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the West side of         transact business under the fictitious business name or names          This fictitious business name statement expires five years from                        Call 562-427-8678
the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk             listed herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk of       the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new ficti-
Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA. Amount of unpaid              Los Angeles County on January 8, 2008. NOTICE: This fictitious         tious business name statement must be filed prior to that date.
balance and other charges: $358,964.79 The purported prop-             business name statement expires five years from the date it            The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use                                      TST2602
erty address is: 2599 Walnut Avenue #138 Signal Hill, CA               was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious busi-    in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the                                      No. NS019483
90755 Assessors Parcel No. 7211-026-116 The undersigned                ness name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing       rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see sec-                                NOTICE of HEARING ON
Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the prop-     of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this         tion 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The                    VERIFIED PETITION TO ESTABLISH A NEWSPAPER
erty address or other common designation, if any, shown                state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of      Signal Tribune: Jan. 17, 24, 31, & Feb. 7, 2008.                                 AS A NEWSPAPER OF GENERAL CIRCULATION
herein. If no street address or other common designation is            another under federal, state, or common law (see section                                                                                        (Government Code Sec. 6008)
shown, directions to the location of the property may be               14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Sig-                                                                                    Superior Court of the State of California County of Los Angeles
obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within                                                                                                             TST2601
                                                                       nal Tribune: Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2008.                                                                                                         IN RE THE PETITION OF RICHARD LOVE TO ESTABLISH THE
10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If                                                                                            NOTICE OF POLLING PLACES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       LONG BEACH TIMES NEWSPAPER AS A NEWSPAPER OF
the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the suc-                                        TST2598                                      AND DESIGNATION OF CENTRAL COUNTING PLACE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       GENERAL CIRCULATION
cessful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return         TS # CA-07-106354-DD Loan # 0011094521 NOTICE OF                       NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Registrar-Recorder/County
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       NOTICE IS GIVEN that on February 15, 2008 at 8:30 a.m. or as
of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall         TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF                      Clerk’s office of polling places designated for the Presidential
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       soon after that time as the matter may be heard, Petitioner
have no further recourse. Date: 1/4/2008 Quality Loan Service          TRUST DATED 4/11/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO                       Primary Election scheduled to be held on February 5, 2008.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       RICHARD LOVE, will move for an order pursuant to Govern-
Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711                 PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC                      NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN that the Registrar-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ment code Sec. 6008 adjudicating THE LONG BEACH TIMES
For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-259-7850 or               SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF                      Recorder/County Clerk’s facility, 12400 Imperial Highway, Nor-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       NEWSPAPER as a newspaper of general circulation in the City
Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: (619) 645-          THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT                         walk, California 90650 has been designated as the central
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       of Long Beach, California. The hearing will be held in Depart-
7711 ext 3704 David Owen, If you have previously been dis-             A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for              counting place for the above election.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ment South of the Los Angeles Superior Court, 415 W. Ocean
charged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of              cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check         Polling places shall be open between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802.
personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is          drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a        Persons requiring multilingual assistance in Chinese, Japanese,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Petitioner sets forth the following:
intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real         state or federal savings and loan association, or savings asso-        Korean, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, or Vietnamese regarding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Petitioner, Richard Love, is publisher of the newspaper known
property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF                  ciation, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Finan-       information in the notice may call (800) 481-8683.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       as THE LONG BEACH TIMES NEWSPAPER, which is seeking
COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COL-                     cial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be                                  POLLING PLACES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       adjudicated under Government Code Sec. 6008 as a newspa-
LECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF                       held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but with-       6450001A (6450001A CONS) - BURROUGHS ELEMENTARY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       per of general circulation for the city of Long Beach.
THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED                      out covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title,       SCHOOL; 1260 E 033RD ST SIGNAL HILL 90755, 1260 E
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       WHEREFORE, petitioner prays that THE LONG BEACH TIMES
TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT                     possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal            033RD ST SIGNAL HILL 90755
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       NEWSPAPER be adjudicated pursuant to Government Code
PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a            sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest         6450002A (6450002A, 6450002B CONS) - SIGNAL HILL PARK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Sec. 6008 as a newspaper of general circulation for the City of
negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be         and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances,        COMMUNITYCTR; 1780 E HILL ST SIGNAL HILL 90755, 1780
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Long Beach, County of Los Angeles, Long Beach Judicial Dis-
submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms   under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees,          E HILL ST SIGNAL HILL 90755
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       trict, State of California.
of your credit obligations. ASAP# 955514 01/10/2008,                   charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at           6450003A (6450003A, 6450003B, 6450006A CONS) - SIGNAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Dated: December 24, 2007
01/17/2008, 01/24/2008                                                 the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reason-     HILL CHRISTIAN CENTER; 2094 CHERRY AV SIGNAL HILL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Richard Love, Per Pro
                                                                       ably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be                90755, 2094 CHERRY AV SIGNAL HILL 90755
                               TST2595                                                                                                                                                                                 121 Linden Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802, (562) 436-8221
                                                                       greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID               6450004A (6450004A, 6450004B CONS) - ALAMITOS BAY
TSG No.: 3475586 TS No.: 20079125600594 FHA/VA/PMI No.:                                                                                                                                                                Pub: Signal Tribune Newspaper on January 17 & 24, 2008
                                                                       LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): SUSANA                     SPORTSMAN CLUB; 1933 TEMPLE AV SIGNAL HILL 90755,
Notice Of Trustee’s Sale         YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A            NEVAREZ, A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded: 04/22/2005 as                        1933 TEMPLE AV SIGNAL HILL 90755                                                              TST2603 / 20080115606
DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/3/2006 UNLESS YOU TAKE                         Instrument No. 05 0940982 in book xxx, page xxx of Official            6450005A (6450005A, 6450005C CONS) - WILLOW RIDGE /                                 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD                        Records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County,           CLUBHOUSE; 2518 E WILLOW ST SIGNAL HILL 90755, 2518                      The following person is doing business as: THE POTTER, 745
AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE                    California; Date of Sale: 2/6/2008 at 11:30 AM Place of Sale: At       E WILLOW ST SIGNAL HILL 90755                                            Havana Av e., Long Beach, CA 90804. Registrant: GAIL E.
NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU                              the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350         6450005B (6450005B CONS) - THE QUALIFIED VOTER                           HAUCK, 745 Havana Ave., Long Beach, CA 90804. This busi-
SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 1/30/2008 at 11:30 AM                      West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA Amount of unpaid balance                SHALL VOTE BY ABSENT VOTER BALLOTS OR VOTE AT THE                        ness is conducted by: an individual. I declare that all informa-
First American Loanstar Trustee Services, as duly appointed            and other charges: $893,795.97 The purported property                  OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR-RECORDER/COUNTY CLERK                            tion in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Gail E.
Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded                   address is: 2139 OHIO AVE SIGNAL HILL, CA 90755 Asses-                 ON ELECTION DAY.                                                         Hauck. The registrant has not yet begun to transact business
10/12/2006, as Instrument No. 06 2269196, in book , page , of          sors Parcel No. 7215-028-026 The undersigned Trustee dis-              6450005D (6450005D CONS) - THE QUALIFIED VOTER                           under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. This
Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los           claims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address     SHALL VOTE BY ABSENT VOTER BALLOTS OR VOTE AT THE                        statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles
Angeles County, State of California. Executed by: Dora L.              or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street        OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR-RECORDER/COUNTY CLERK                            County on January 22, 2008. NOTICE: This fictitious business
Bermudez, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash,      address or other common designation is shown, directions to            ON ELECTION DAY.                                                         name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in
cashier’s check/cash equivalent or other form of payment               the location of the property may be obtained by sending a writ-        6450006B (6450006B CONS) - THE QUALIFIED VOTER                           the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name
authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money       ten request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first     SHALL VOTE BY ABSENT VOTER BALLOTS OR VOTE AT THE                        statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this
of the United States) At the front entrance to the Pomona              publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to        OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR-RECORDER/COUNTY CLERK                            statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a
Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA           convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and          ON ELECTION DAY.                                                         fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another
All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under     exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the                                       DEAN C. LOGAN                                  under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq.,
said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and         Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further                            Acting Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk                      Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: Jan.
State described as: As more fully described in the above men-          recourse. Date: 1/13/2008 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th                                 County of Los Angeles                             24, 31, & Feb. 7, 14, 2008.
tioned Deed of Trust APN# 7211-026-144 The street address
and other common designation, if any, of the real property
described above is purported to be: 2599 Walnut Avenue #235
, Signal Hill, CA 90755 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any
liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other
common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be
made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied,
                                                                                                         Signal Tribune Classified Ad Form
regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the
remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of                         Category:___________________________ (example: For Sale, Employment, etc)                                  Date(s) to Run:________________________________
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