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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
9/11-terror attack and after
During the meeting, the
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.
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
Laurie King’s The Art of
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
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
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
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.
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
The North Long Beach Action Group and made possi- of North Long Beach.
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!
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
activists and the community at
Meyer, Karen Hilburn, Paul
Crost and Patrick Rodriguez.
at 167 East South Street in
Long Beach. For more infor-
large are invited and encour- Former and current council mation or to RSVP, call (562) email@example.com
aged to come and listen to each members will attend as well as 428-7710. Co-listed with Karen Miller Landmark Properties
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JANUARY 24, 2008 COMMUNITY SIGNAL TRIBUNE 7
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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JANUARY 24, 2008 EDUCATION SIGNAL TRIBUNE 9
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-
ogy planning and investments demic technology services and
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who have complied with the
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“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
Santa Fe Avenue. For more
information, phone (562)
that celebrate cocktail
artwork to make any
hour happy hour.
JANUARY 24, 2008 COMMUNITY SIGNAL TRIBUNE 11
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-
with Outer Limits Tattoo sales going to the organiza- ing place at the Long Beach artist in modern society. Its cally aligned with academic
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
tattoo artists and body dren and animals. day, Apr. 6. The performance problems such as illiteracy careers.
piercers on Saturday, Feb. 2 Music will be provided is a presentation of Long and the personal traumas of “The Long Beach Renais-
from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. by DJ Robinson, and com- Beach Renaissance High adolescent love. sance High School for the
Entitled “Underground,” plimentary drinks and School for the Arts. In 1980, Irene Cara starred Arts is a respected institution
the exhibit will showcase refreshments will be served. “Fame” is the story of eight in the movie “Fame” and whose talented students are
artwork in mediums of The Underground Salon talented high school students topped the charts with its sig- certain to entertain the audi-
painting, drawing and pho- is located at 2172 Bell- at New York City’s High nature song. The popular ence with their acting and
tography. The show is a flower Boulevard in Long School for the Performing movie’s focus on aspiring stu- musical abilities,” said Dan
fundraiser for Justin Rudd’s Beach. For more informa- Arts. From the initial audi- dents paved the way for the Spellens, director of Theaters
nonprofit Community tion, call (562) 594-4035. tions through graduation, each development of arts high and Entertainment for the
character grows and gains schools throughout the nation. Long Beach Convention and
Later, in the same decade, Entertainment Center. “We
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JANUARY 24, 2008 ENTERTAINMENT SIGNAL TRIBUNE 13
MLK Day parade,
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
ADVERTISERS going to drive up to your house
and knock on your door.”
He explained that the
trouble, some of the officers
in the special operation will
LBPD goes to great lengths to crime rate has Luman told the audience
O nline travel Web site R U For Travel is now
offering exclusive packages to the 2008 Summer
Olympics in China. Spend this August with the world’s
protect the identity of secret
witnesses but needs to be able
fallen back to the that in spite of recent tragic
shootings, Long Beach’s
level of crime in
top athletes visiting the sights of Beijing, Shanghai and to contact them for further crime rate has fallen back to
Suzhou with multiple tours ranging from seven to 11 information. 1974, and when the level of crime in 1974,
days. For more information, visit www.rufortravel.com. “When you report some- population increase and when population increase
thing anonymously, we can’t was factored in, the statistics
was factored in, the
T he Vintage Emporium is hosting a book signing
for Blue Lawn of Heaven, a collection of short sto-
ries written by local author Z. Kelley. The book signing
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-
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
500 East Wardlow Road • Long Beach CALIFORNIA
more than 90 misdemeanor
beries,” he said. “They did a except to hurt someone; that
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
Don’t miss the Business & Service Directory on page 18 string of about 24 burglaries said. “And if you’re in big crimes in Long Beach.
I feel as independent as ever.
I just need a little help sometimes…
Part-time help from as little
as 4 hours a day.
• Cook nutritious meals
• Doctor’s appointments
• Medication reminders
• Personal care
• Shopping & running errands
Amy Wong, RN Machelle Thompson,
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JANUARY 24, 2008 NEWS SIGNAL TRIBUNE 15
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
Chuck Wilkinson and Thor ning club so members of all www.bixbyknollsinfo.com.
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-
1908, the LBPHS commis- ment of a chief of police, the THE MOST TRUSTED SHOP IN LONG BEACH
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16 SIGNAL TRIBUNE BUSINESS JANUARY 24, 2008
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
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
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.
Up to the minute local NEWS!
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
The FTB in December error and will notify affected Loans
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TST2592 / 20072815993 Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 645-7711 For NON SALE
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
The following person is doing business as: 1. DIRECT
advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges
and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said
information only Sale Line: (714) 573-1965 or Login to:
www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: (619) 645-7711
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.,
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-
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
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
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common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be
made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied,
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WRIGLEY AREA SOUTH OF CONANT AREA CREST GARDENS AREA
Charming home on a tree lined street with a white picket fence. Open floor plan Wonderful property in beautiful South of Conant Area. Third bedroom is This is a 4 Bedroom and 1.75 Bath Freshly painted interior and exterior,
features, TV room/play area, highly upgraded kitchen stainless stove, refrigera- huge with sliding glass doors to patio, and fireplace. Remodeled kitchen newer carpet throughout, new floor coverings in kitchen and laundry
tor, dishwasher, laundry room with stackable washer/dryer, upgraded elect. & with lots of counter and cupboard space. Separate dining area, large living room, washer/dryers will stay. All kitchen appliances will also stay.
copper plumbing, dual pane vinyl windows throughout, spa tub in big bathroom, room. Nice area with sliding glass doors that could be an office. Two car Double pane windows, High windows replaced with filtered glass,
extended living/dining area, long extra wide black concrete stamped driveway garage and nice long driveway. $549,900. wall/air in living room, forced air heat, large eating area, double car
leads to two car interior finished garage with exercise room, spa in back patio. Take a look at www.LongBeachLandmark.com. garage with openers, double wide driveway, double doors to covered
Listed at $599,000-649,000. See it at www.LongBeachLandmark.com patio with tile floor. Call today for a private showing! Listed at
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FIXER BIXBY KNOLLS AREA CROWN POINTE
This is a 3 bedroom, 1 bath home with a two car garage. Home is a fixer Nice location on an elevated lot. Good curb appeal. Fireplace in living Crown Pointe is a desireable gated community located in the Virginia Country Club
needs some TLC inside and out. Listed at $470,000. room. Arched entrance into formal dining room with built-in china cabi- area of Long Beach. The community accent is of a Modern/Spanish style. A court-
Call today to see it. www.LongBeachLandmark.com. net. Large backyard with nice patio for entertaining. This is a 3 bedroom yard entrance welcomes your guests! High ceilings and an open floorplan are com-
and 1 bath home. Listed at $439,000. Must see… plimented by a fireplace and a conversation area. Clean lines and a view are
Log on and see more at www.LongBeachLandmark.com. constantly present. Sliding glass doors and celestial windows open the home to sun-
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BIXBY KNOLLS AREA BELMONT HEIGHTS NORTH LONG BEACH
This property is located in Bixby Knolls area, 4 bedroom and 3 bath home. This condo is two bedroom, two bath with a 2 car garage. This is the top unit This is a 3 bedroom and 2 bath home with a dinning room and breakfast
The lot size is 9,100sq.ft. and living space is 2,715. Close to Shopping, in very desirable building and neighborhood, 3 blocks to the beach, close to nook with built in cabinets and drawers. Hardwood floors in living room
School, Parks and Freeways . Listed at $669,900. Log on to www.Long- downtown but away from the crowds. Two parking spaces. and dining room. Two car garage attached. Listed at $409,900.
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