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 Serving Bixby Knolls, California Heights, Los Cerritos, Wrigley and the City of Signal Hill
 VOL. 28, NO. 9                                      Your Weekly Community Newspaper                                                              August 10, 2006


                                                                                                     Signal Hill City Council
   Bulldozing Blight                                                                                 suspends water fee hike
                                                                                                     BY JOSEPH SERNA                    protest hearing (similar to
                                                                                                     Staff Writer                       an open floor at a Council
                                                                                                                                        meeting) or submit their
                                                                                                        On the heels of a recent        disapproval of the rate
                                                                                                     court decision setting a           increase in writing.
                                                                                                     new precedent for utility             City Manager Kenneth
                                                                                                     rate increases on property         Farfsing said the city
                                                                                                     owners, the Signal Hill            would likely notify prop-
                                                                                                     City Council has sus-              erty owners through a sepa-
                                                                                                     pended the approved 3 per-         rate mailer, instead of an
                                                                                                     cent water rate increase for       insert with the water bill.
                                                                                                     residents.                         He predicted they might
                                                                                                        The      rate     increase,     host the protest hearing by
                                                                                                     approved by the City Coun-         late October or early
                                                                                                     cil at their July 11 meeting       November.
                                                                                                     and scheduled to take effect          Farfsing said it would
                                                                                                     Friday, requires a more            cost about $3,000 to gener-
                                                                                                     drawn out, resident-involved       ate and distribute the notifi-
                                                                                                     process.                           cations to residents.
   Councilperson Val Lerch rides along as LB Police Commander Scott Robert-                             Following the California           The City Council also
   son begins demolishing the Atlantic Motel.       Neena Strichart/Signal Tribune                   Supreme Court’s decision in        introduced an ordinance
                                                                                                     Bighorn-Desert View Water          streamlining the disclosure
   BY JOSEPH SERNA                                  Long Beach’s redevelopment.                      Agency v. E.W. Kelley,             of campaign contributions,
   Staff Writer                                        “This is the end of an era, and the begin-    S127535, the city must first       aligning city law terminol-
      As the saying goes, “if it ain’t broke,       ning of a new,” Lerch said, walking past the     notify all property owners that    ogy with the state’s, and
   don’t fix it.”                                   boarded up rooms, graffiti sprayed across        have water connections about       reducing the deadline to dis-
      In regards to the Atlantic Boulevard Motel    the outside. “We’re changing in north Long       the rate increase, then wait at    close campaign contribu-
   in Long Beach, it was broke. Very, very broke.   Beach. We’re going to make something bet-        least 45 days before hosting a     tions and expenditures to 14
      And so, on Tuesday morning, Long              ter, and more friendly to the community.”        public hearing for anyone          days (it was 30) after an
   Beach 9th District Councilperson Val Lerch          According to police and city officials,       who wishes to protest it.          election.
   and Long Beach Police Department’s North         the motel developed into a crime epicenter          In this case, a simple             The next City Council
   Division commander, Scott Robertson,             before it was closed earlier this year.          majority of Signal Hill            meeting will be at city hall on
   sledge hammered and bulldozed their way             The Long Beach Police Department had          property owners, numbering         August 22 at 7 p.m.
   through the “no-tell motel” and into north                       see ATLANTIC MOTEL page 7        in the thousands, would
                                                                                                     have to either appear at the

Long Beach 1 of 5 finalists for most business-friendly city award
   Long Beach is one of five      mit processing, and a trans-      ronment is providing multiple    grams and services designed        Angeles County by a blue-rib-
finalists for The Most Busi-      parent government comprised       benefits throughout the city.”   to facilitate business entry,      bon panel of judges for their
ness-Friendly City award,         of civic leaders who under-          Long Beach, as well as the    expansion and retention; eco-      commitment to attracting and
which will be presented by        stand the necessity of planned    other finalists for this new     nomic development activity         retaining businesses that pro-
the Los Angeles County Eco-       growth and take a proactive       award category, has created a    over past three years; compet-     vide quality jobs for their resi-
nomic Development Corpora-        approach to the needs of busi-    business-friendly environment    itive business tax rates and fee   dents.
tion (LAEDC) at its annual        nesses.”                          that encourages businesses to    structures; availability of eco-      The award will be pre-
Eddy Awards honoring eco-            We are very proud to be a      locate or expand in their        nomic incentives; effective        sented on October 5 at the
nomic development leader-         finalist for this prestigious     respective communities,          communication with and             Century Plaza Hotel, and will
ship.                             award,” Long Beach City           according to the LAEDC.          about business clients.            be part of the celebration of
   The LAEDC praised Long         Manager Gerald Miller said.          Finalists were selected on        The finalists, including the   the 25th anniversary of the
Beach for “retaining jobs         “This recognition demon-          the following criteria: demon-   cities of Burbank, El              LAEDC.
through an efficient trans-       strates how the city of Long      strated commitment to eco-       Segundo, Lancaster and Santa          In the past 25 years, Los
portation network, enterprise     Beach’s commitment to foster      nomic development as a           Clarita, have been selected        Angeles County has added
zone benefits, expedited per-     a productive business envi-       priority; excellence in pro-     from the 88 cities in Los                    see BUSINESS page 5



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                                                            Reminiscing
iAroundTowni
SIGNAL HILL HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING
Tonight’s general meeting of the Signal Hill Historical
Society will take place in the Signal Hill Library, 1770
East Hill Street at 6:30 p.m. After the meeting, which is
open to the public, the group will adjourn to a private fire
museum located in Signal Hill. The museum houses thou-
sands of pieces of fire memorabilia with fascinating histo-
ries that will be narrated by hosts Gil Griego and Chan
Brainard. For more information, contact Frank Virga at
(562) 961-8735.
LONG BEACH IBM USERS GROUP MEETING
Putting the “Power” into Powerpoint will be the dynamic
audience-interactive presentation at the Long Beach IBM
Users Group Meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at the Signal Hill
Community Center, 1780 East Hill Street in Signal Hill
(Behind the library-please do not park in the library park-
ing lot). Bruce Carl Aronson will introduce his well-
known Del Gato method, which creates a power-packed
arrangement of information in a short amount of time.
The Long Beach IBM Users Group is now also known as
the Long Beach Computer Club. For more information,
call (562) 597-4273.
TOWN HALL MEETING                                               Can you identify this location? Share your memories of Long Beach and Signal
The California Common Cause, Commonwealth Club                  Hill! Contact the Signal Tribune at 2669 Myrtle Avenue, Suite 111, Signal Hill, CA
Voices of Reform Project and the League of Women Vot-           90755, or send email to newspaper@signaltribune.com.
ers, Long Beach Area are sponsoring a town hall meeting
on redistricting reform tonight at 7 p.m. in the City Council
Chambers, 333 West Ocean Boulevard in Long Beach.               When the phones went down in SH
Featured speakers will include State Senator Alan Lowen-
thal, Lori Lofstrom of the Long Beach Chamber of Com-           BY JOSEPH SERNA                     again by 11 p.m.                      The emergency message will
merce and Steve Ochoa of the William Velasquez Institute.       Staff Writer                           The CTY system was 80           only be sent to phone numbers
For more information or to RSVP, call (866) 952-4222 or                                             percent successful, meaning it     listed by phone companies or
send an e-mail to ca-info@commoncause.org.                          The Signal Hill Police          reached 80 percent of the num-     given to police by residents.
                                                                Department got its chance to use    bers it dialed, Carlomagno said.      For residents who did not
BLAIR FIELD HOSTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION
                                                                its emergency phone messaging          She said any number of          receive a call Monday night,
The plaque unveilings and induction ceremony for the Long
                                                                service for the first time Monday   reasons can account for the        email the Police Depart-
Beach Baseball and Softball Halls of Fame will take place
                                                                evening, when all of the depart-    other 20 percent, including        ment’s Information Techni-
at Blair Field, 4700 Deukmejian Drive in Long Beach, on
                                                                ment’s and city hall’s phones       changed numbers, phone lines       cian, Scott Ackman at
Saturday at 2:30 p.m., prior to the 6 p.m. game between the
                                                                died for about four hours.          being busy, or phones              sackman@ci.signal-hill.ca.us
Long Beach Armada and the Chico Outlaws. For more
                                                                    The Connect-CTY system,         switched to “fax” mode.            or call him at (562) 989-
information, contact the sports office at (562) 570-1720.
                                                                which sends out emergency              Though the system has           7218. Residents should leave
SOCIAL SECURITY Q & A                                           messages to thousands of Sig-       been tested twice, this was the    their name (spell it out),
The Disabled Resources Center, 2750 East Spring Street,         nal Hill residents in a matter of   first actual emergency requir-     address, and phone number
Suite 100, in Long Beach, will host a question and              minutes, was initiated about 45     ing its use.                       in the email or voicemail.
answer presentation on the subject of social security on        minutes after Police Chief Tom         Need a P.O. Box with a              m i c h a e l
Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. The meeting is free and open to          Sonoff discovered the lines               street address?
the public. For more information, contact Cheryl Wilson
at (562) 427-1000 extension 23.
                                                                were dead at about 6:30 p.m.                                            shannon
SIGNAL HILL SUMMER CONCERTS
                                                                    The 911 emergency number
                                                                still worked.                        $100*                             bookkeeper
                                                                                                     while supplies last!                 Long-term contracts
The Friends of Signal Hill Cultural Arts continue their             Sonoff’s assistant, Valerie      *3x5 (set up fees apply)              or special projects
2006 Summer Concerts in the Park on Wednesday, with             Carlomagno, said the city’s
                                                                                                                                          Excel & QuickBooks
the rock and roll sounds of The Answer. This is the final       phone company, Siemens,
concert of the season. Shows are from 6:30 p.m. to 8            reported they were having a                                                Call 424-3536
p.m. at Signal Hill Park, 2175 Cherry Avenue in Signal          technical problem but had            @ NE corner of Wardlow
                                                                                                    562-997-2800 • fax 997-8853          2212shannon@charter.net
Hill. Bring a picnic or purchase food catered by Triple R       the phones up and running                     3428 Long Beach Blvd.     The Gentle Giant of Bookkeeping
Catering. For more information, call (562) 989-7330.
BKBIA OPEN HOUSE AND MIXER                                                                          AEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK
The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association                FOR A                              M                                                 M
(BKBIA) is hosting a mixer/open house Thursday,                                                     M      SUNSHINE’S          HAIR PLACE M
August 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Guidance            TRADITIONAL                        M                                   Sandra Mills M
Center, 4335 Atlantic Avenue in Long Beach. Come mix                                                                             Mary Lou Robinette M
                                                                                                    M
with other local business owners and exchange ideas on           HAIRCUT                            M
                                                                                                                                              Gina Le
                                                                                                                                          Ada Malari M
how to make each other’s businesses prosper. Refresh-                                                                              Darleen Ferguson M
ments will be offered and door prizes will be awarded.           TRY...                             M
                                                                                                    M
                                                                                                                                             Pat Hori M
For more information, call the BKBIA at (562) 595-                                                                                     Llana Gerardi
                                                                                                    M Tuesday thru Saturday         Lorrie Carranza M
0081 or visit their website at www.bixbyknollsinfo.com.
                                                                                                            Evenings              Evelyn Copenhaver M
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING                                                                        M                                   Arrita Lepire M
                                                                                                         by Appointment
The Questing Heirs Genealogical Society of Long Beach                                               M                                   Krysti Miller
                                                                                                                                                      M
                                                                                                    M Complete Hairstyling for       Kay Strickland
will have its monthly meeting on Sunday, August 20 at                                                                            Mary Ann Westbrook M
1:15 p.m. in the parish hall of Resurrection Lutheran                                               M    Men and Women                Linda Whitlock M
                                                                  ALL WALK-INS WELCOME!
Church, 1900 East Carson Street in Long Beach. The                                                  M  We Pamper Our                  MANICURISTS M
topic will be “Hidden Genealogy in the Huntington                 (562) 427-7547                    M     Seniors!
                                                                                                                                              Gina Le
                                                                                                                                     Dori Blackburn M
Beach Library Collection,” presented by Joan Rambo.                                                 M
For more information, contact Jeanette Jones at (562)             915 E. Wardlow Rd                                                                   M
421-5610, or visit their website at qhgs.info.                       Long Beach                     M       424-4143 • 424-8377                       M
                                                                   Hours: Tues-Sat 8am-6pm
                                                                                                    M   3934 ATLANTIC AVE., L.B.                      M
                                                                    Closed for lunch 1-2pm          UIFFEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEW
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Back-to-school tips for families                                                                                                                                      presents...


with dogs from the experts: Part I                                                                                                                             PET OF THE

SUBMITTED BY                                                                 “...don’t pamper the              the kids head to school.
                                                                                                                                                             WEEK
TRACY THOMPSON                                                                                                 While it might sound cruel,                          PEARL & RUBY
                                                                           dog and nurture him by
                                                                                                               the best way to do this is to
      When the kids go back                                                saying in a sweet voice             start ignoring him. This
to school, everything                                                      something like, “Don’t              includes mom and dad, not
changes for the family dog                                                 worry, we’ll be home                just the kids.
too. The stress on mom, dad                                                                                           Start increasing the
                                                                           soon. Be a good boy.”                                                                  These two Kitties
and the kids can be enor-                                                                                      amount of time he is ignored                   have grown up together.
mous, but rarely do dog                                                    from neighbors increase sig-        about a week before school,                      They are looking for
owners consider how the                                                    nificantly during the first         and continue to increase the                        a forever home,
changes in routine affect                                                                                                                                     we don’t want to break up
                                                                           back-to-school weeks.               amount during the subse-                           this little family.
their canine companions.                                                         Follow these tips to help     quent days. This will help the                Both are spayed, vaccinated
     Many think, “Our dog is                                               reduce the initial stress of sep-   family dog adjust quickly.                         and microchipped.
as much a part of the family                                               aration. With some prepara-            Growl at him                                You can visit PEARL & RUBY at:
as we are–he can handle it.”                                               tion and training, the family’s          When leaving the house,                   Bixby Animal Hospital
The facts prove differently.                                               best friend will be back to         don’t pamper the dog and                         3938 Atlantic Ave.
Dogs are creatures of habit                                                normal in a few weeks.              nurture him by saying in a                          Long Beach
and when the routine                                                          Start early                      sweet voice something like,                       For more information call
                                                                                                                                                               Friends of Long Beach Animals
changes, they can be seri-                                                      At least a week before the     “Don’t worry, we’ll be home
ously affected. Below are                                                                                                                                          562-988-7647
                                                                           kids go back to school, begin       soon. Be a good boy.” Dogs
the main areas of concern                                                  to separate the dog from the        are pack animals, and as                      Sponsored by:
and tips to consider before                                                kids and the rest of the family.    such they expect their leader
the kids head back to school.                                              For example, if the dog usu-        to be firm when they leave                                                      Busters Home Dog Training-
                                                                                                                                                            return soon, and it instructs
   Separation Anxiety                                                      ally goes along on trips to the     the pack.                                                                       the world’s largest, most
                                                                                                                                                            the pack not to misbehave.
      A major issue that sur-                                              store, begin leaving him at              It is best to totally ignore                                               trusted dog–training company.
                                                                                                                                                                 For more information on
faces is that the family dog no                                            home during these trips. Start      the dog for about 10 minutes                                                    More information on training
                                                                                                                                                            how to prepare the family
longer has the kids to play                                                getting him used to being           before leaving, then, while                                                     tips can be obtained by calling
                                                                                                                                                            dog for the back-to-school
with during the day. Also, if                                              alone.                              leaving, make a low growling                                                    toll free (877) 280-7100, visit-
                                                                                                                                                            adjustment, look for Part II of
mom and dad both work, the                                                    Ignore him                       song at the dog. While this                                                     ing www.barkbusters.com or
                                                                                                                                                            this submission in next
dog is left entirely alone. The                                                  Dogs can be the center        might sound peculiar, it is                                                     by contacting local trainer
                                                                                                                                                            week’s issue of the Signal
stress that accompanies being                                              of attention when the kids          actually relaxing to the dog.                                                   Tracy Thompson at (562) 756-
                                                                                                                                                            Tribune newspaper.
left alone can often result in                                             are home. This routine              In the wild, the pack leader                                                    8166.
                                                                                                                                                                 This information has been
destructive behaviors and                                                  needs to be changed before          growls when she leaves the                   provided courtesy of Bark
endless barking. Complaints                                                                                    pack to indicate she will



        Chamber’s 65th Anniversary                                                                                                                                                             QuickBooks
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                                                                                                 Chamber of Commerce last month                                                                                    Installation
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                                                                                                 with a luncheon held at the Long                               Certified Professional Advisor             Data Entry Training
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                                                                                                 presented proclamations and                                            ASK ABOUT BOOKKEEPING SERVICES.
                                                                                                 plaques to the Chamber commemo-
                                                                                                 rating the milestone.
                                                                                                   The Signal Tribune Newspaper was
                                                                                                 named Business of the Year by the
                                                                                                 chamber during the event.
     Pictured: Past President of the Chamber,                                                      Chamber board members were
     Denise Damrow (R), accepts a proclama-                                                      also recipients of a city proclama-
     tion from Assemblymember Betty Kar-                                                         tion in recognition of their
     nette during the luncheon.                                                                  anniversary during last Tuesday
                                         Martee Dorn-Nott/Signal Tribune                         night’s council meeting.



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                             Thoughts                           Letters to the Editor
                              from the                          FAREWELL OASIS                         this last year. We look for-         Unable to locate a facility that
                                                                      Oasis Coffeehouse has            ward to serving you again            (a) took companion animals
                             Publisher                          come to the conclusion of its
                                                                first year in operation, as well
                                                                                                       soon.                                and (b) patients with dementia
                                                                                                                                            associated with Alzheimer’s
                                                                                                          Sincerly,                         disease, he bought Magnolia
                                                                as our two-year lease. For the
                             by Neena Strichart                 last few months, we have                  Keith Lewis                       Senior Living and converted it
                                                                                                          Owner, Oasis Coffeehouse          for his mother’s needs. She
                                                                been carefully considering all
    Batter up!                                                  of our options and have come              3405 Orange Avenue                and her companion dog, Dia-
    This is the week to join our staff, readers and advertis-                                             Long Beach                        mond, live there. My mother
                                                                to the difficult decision to not
ers at the Signal Tribune newspaper’s first Armada Base-        renew our lease. Our last day                                               and her companion dog and
                                                                of operation will be Sunday,           ANIMAL FRIENDLY                      cat recently moved in. Louie
ball night. The fun event takes place this Saturday
                                                                August 27th.         We have              Magnolia Senior Living,           and Clyde, both 16-year-old
starting at 6:05 p.m. Tickets are only $3 each for those                                               3360 Magnolia Avenue (at             seniors themselves, are right at
                                                                enjoyed our year here in Cal
bringing the coupon on page 11 in this week’s issue. Cut        Heights and hope to return to          Wardlow) in Long Beach,              home in a safe, friendly envi-
out the ad and turn it in at the box office for special         this area sometime in the near         must be recognized as the            ronment.
priced tickets for all your family and friends. If you need     future.                                most animal-friendly, people-           This assisted living facil-
                                                                      We thank you, our won-           compassionate assisted living        ity is to be commended for
more coupons, feel free to make copies, or stop by our
                                                                derful customers, for your             facility in the area.                its recognition of the value,
office for extras.                                                                                        After searching in vain for       love and comfort companion
                                                                support and for welcoming us
    The games are played at Blair Field, across from            into your community. This              more than a year and a half,         animals provide to the aged
Wilson High School at the corner of 10th Street and             was an extremely difficult             this facility was discovered.        and especially to those with
Park Avenue in Long Beach. There will be lots of free           decision for us to make, but           The physician who owns the           memory problems. The staff
                                                                feel it is the right choice at         100-plus apartment facility          treats these animal guests
parking available. We will be there in force, including
                                                                this time. We wish all of you          seemed to be in the same             with the same respect and
my mother who hasn’t attended a baseball game in                                                       predicament as this Friends of       kindness they give the
                                                                the best and cannot ade-
decades.                                                        quately express the love that          Long Beach Animals’ member.          human ones. Thank you, Dr.
    Besides being Signal Tribune night, Armada has              we have for this community             His aged parent with mid-            Scotti and the entire staff at
also designated August 12th as Irish Heritage Night -           and all of those who have              range Alzheimer’s symptoms,          Magnolia Senior Living for
                                                                touched our lives throughout           who loved her companion ani-         making my mother ’s final
(I’m part Scots-Irish on my mom’s side - does that
                                                                                                       mal, needed professional care.       years so full.
count)? The first 500 fans through the gates will                                                                                              While Friends of Long
receive free rally towels with the Guinness logo                                                                                            Beach Animals (FOLBA)
emblazoned on the front. Unfortunately, we don’t have                            Inspiration Corner                                         does not endorse or recom-
towels, but we’ll think of some kind of a treat to share                                     by Betty Colston                               mend products or services,
                                                                                                                                            this animal friendly senior liv-
with the crowd.
    So put on your favorite casual baseball attire and
                                                                                      Challenges don’t always                               ing facility is worthy of notice
                                                                                      make sense or seem fair,                              and can be contacted at (562)
come on down to the Long Beach Armada baseball game                                                                                         595-1559.
Saturday evening. I promise you’ll have fun. Rumor has                               but they do grow character.                              Carole Brennan,
it, some of our staff will be invited onto the field to                                                Betty Colston                          Long Beach
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announce “PLAY BALL!” I thought I was going to                                 Colston Enterprise PO Box 92301, Long Beach, CA 90809-2301

throw out the first ball– but apparently the powers that
be are not impressed with my pitching skills. I don’t
blame them.
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AUGUST 10, 2006                                                          NEWS                                                                 SIGNAL TRIBUNE           5
Temple fire caused by accident,
left many without power, home                                                                               eye on
BY JOSEPH SERNA
Staff Writer
                                   floor, around where the fire
                                   started.
                                                                     Long Beach Chapter of the
                                                                     American Red Cross opened
                                                                                                                      crime
                                                                                                            News from the LBPD
                                      Items within the 24-unit       for residents of the building,
   A July 23 building fire on      apartment building account for    11 have been closed.                        Crimes reported by the LBPD July 25–August 1
the 1800 block of Temple           the other $200,000 worth of          A closed case does not nec-         Districts 6 (North of PCH), 7 & 8 (East of the L.A. River)
Avenue caused $1 million           damages.                          essarily mean people have              Crimes reported by the Long Beach Police Department
worth of damages and tem-             One fire fighter suffering     returned to their home, they           for Aug. 1 to 7.
porarily displaced at least 24     from dehydration was trans-       may have just found other              Tuesday, August 1
people, Los Angeles County         ported to Long Beach Memo-        lodging, clarified Red Cross
                                                                                                            Robbery • 8p.m.- 3500 block of Atlantic Avenue
fire officials said.               rial Medical Center; he was       Response Services Specialist
                                                                                                            A subject armed with a weapon entered a local business
   The electrical fire’s cause     released later that night.        Chris Campbell-Jay.
                                                                                                            and robbed the victims. There were no injuries and the
was a surge protector, and            A number of residents were        The Red Cross handles
                                                                                                            loss was cash. Officers responded to the scene and the
was considered accidental,         displaced for days because        emergency lodging, and still
                                                                                                            investigation is on-going.
Los Angeles County Fire            firefighters had to cut power     has eight cases representing
Inspector Ron Harolson said.       to the building, many returned    18 people from the apartment           Wednesday, August 2
   The fire did $800,000 in        to their homes once power         fire, Campbell-Jay said.               Robbery • 11 p.m. • 4500 block of California Avenue
building damage, mostly to a       was restored.                        Six of those 18 are chil-           Two suspects armed with a weapon robbed a victim as
couple of units on the third          Of the 19 cases the Greater    dren, she said.                        they left the ATM at a local bank. There were no injuries
                                                                                                            and the loss was cash. Officers responded to the scene and
LB business friendly                                                                                        the investigation is on-going.
continued from page 1                                                                                       Friday, August 4
more than 2.5 million resi-        tax revenues.                     Angeles County to provide the          Robbery • 9:30 p.m.- 4500 block of Cherry Avenue
dents, but only about half a          “In order to ensure the eco-   highest level of economic              A subject armed with a weapon entered a local business
million jobs. Some cities in the   nomic health of our region, we    development service for busi-          and robbed the victims. There were no injuries and the
county have actually lost jobs     need to be aggressive in both     nesses that are thinking of            loss was cash. Officers responded to the scene and the
in that period, while others       attracting and retaining busi-    expanding or relocating to our         investigation is on-going.
have added many new jobs.          nesses and the jobs they bring    region.”
                                                                                                            Saturday, August 5
   Much of the reason for that     to our many communities,”
disparity is that many cities      said Bill Allen, LAEDC presi-                                            Robbery Suspect Arrested • 9 p.m.- 4500 block of Atlantic Ave.
are more proactive than others     dent and chief executive offi-                                           Officers following-up on a robbery investigation arrested
about attracting and retaining     cer. “That is why we initiated                                           two suspects. Officers also recovered a weapon and other
quality jobs that pay good         this new award. We want to                                               evidence. The suspects are believed to be responsible for
salaries and generate healthy      encourage the cities within Los                                          several other robberies in the area.
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CSULB ranks in ‘Top 100’ in new Diverse study
   Cal State Long Beach is                   “For a number of years           the only national analysis to              Asian and Hispanic students,       10 rankings in other ethnici-
sixth in the nation in confer-            now, Cal State Long Beach has       use the most recent data from              seventh for American Indian        ties and academic disciplines,
ring bachelor’s degrees to stu-           been a national leader in con-      the U.S. Department of Edu-                students and was ranked No.        such as fourth in bachelor’s
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Education. The ranking was                ranking of which we are             rankings were created in the               high in the awarding of            for Asian students, and sixth
part of the magazine’s 2006               extremely proud, “ said             total number of baccalaureate              degrees to Hispanic students.      in conferring bachelor ’s
special report on the “Top 100            CSULB President F. King             degrees awarded at every                      In all disciplines combined,    degrees in area, ethnic, cul-
Undergraduate Degree Pro-                 Alexander. “Still, I believe        American college as well as                the university was No. 6 in        tural and gender studies to
ducers,” a list of the best               there is room to do more. Our       specific figures in major fields           the nation in conferring bach-     black students.
minority degree producers                 university sits on one of the       of study and disciplines.                  elor’s degrees to Hispanic stu-       In the fall of 2005, CSULB
among institutions of higher              most ethnically diverse regions        According to the magazine,              dents, including ranking fifth     enrolled more than 34,500
learning in the United States.            in the United States, and we        CSULB excels in awarding                   in awarding English degrees,       students, with more than
   It is the only national re-            need to do everything we can        bachelor’s degrees to minority             fifth in mathematics degrees,      19,100 identifying themselves
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to black, Latino, Asian, and              sibly can.”                         CSULB ranked fifth in con-                    CSULB was also in the top
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                                                      Atlantic Motel                                   about the city’s concerns in             Though the motel’s demo-       has begun the redevelopment
                                                      continued from page 1                            spring of 2003, but failed to        lition may equal relief for law    process,”      said    David
                                                                                                       receive a response. After            enforcement, for local busi-       Urstein, owner and pharma-
                                                      logged nearly 900 calls for                      repeated requests to redevelop       nesses, it’s a mixed reaction.     cist of close by Gage Phar-
                                                      service to the motel since                       the site for more neighbor-              “If they aren’t here (point-   macy. “It’s very exciting,
                                                      2001, including 207 last year.                   hood friendly use were               ing to the motel site), they’ll    and it’s definitely going to
                                                         “The drugs and prostitution                   refused, the city condemned          just go somewhere else             upgrade the neighborhood.”
                                                      that were run out of this place was              the site by eminent domain.          [nearby],” said James Kim, an         The motel’s demolition is a
                                                      just overwhelming,” Robertson                       Since the property’s closure,     employee in the A&D Mini           part of north Long Beach’s
                                                      said, standing in front of what                  the city had been using the site     Mart next to the motel.            Redevelopment Plan, devel-
                                                      used to be room No. 4 before he,                 as a training facility for SWAT,         He said they haven’t seen a    oped in 1996, which has the
                                                      with Lerch standing beside him                   K-9 unit and firefighter training.   change since the motel’s clo-      Atlantic Corridor in Bixby
                                                      on the bulldozer, demolished one                    In the meantime, coun-            sure months ago, and don’t         Knolls as part of the redevel-
                                                      of the many bungalows in the                     cilperson Lerch has been send-       expect one anytime soon.           opment project area as well as
                                                      dilapidated roadhouse located at                 ing out Request for Proposals            “We’re very pleased that       most of Long Beach north of
                                                      6141 Atlantic Avenue. “We used                   to various establishments, hop-      the Redevelopment Agency           Del Amo Boulevard.
                                                      to have hundreds of calls [up]                   ing to bring in a neighbor-
                                                      here a year, now we have none.                   hood-friendly business.
                                                      Now we can spend our time
                                                      doing other things.”
                                                         The city’s nuisance abate-
                                                                                                          He said some proposals have
                                                                                                       already been received, for
                                                                                                                                                                  eek.
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                                                      ment coordinator formally                        mall or adding a small grocery
                                                      notified the motel owner                         store.

LB Heritage seeks preservation award nominations
      Long Beach Heritage is                          lence in Architecture Award.                     Long Beach through initiative
accepting nominations for its                            The criterion for each                        and innovative leadership.
17th annual Preservation                              award is as follows:                                Preservationist of the Year
Awards, which will be pre-                               Presentation Award                               This award is given to an
sented in February 2007. The                             Long Beach Heritage seeks                     individual who has demon-
aim of these awards is to rec-                        to recognize commercial and                      strated a sustained commitment
ognize the growing strength                           residential projects or efforts in               to the preservation movement.
and diversity of historic                             the areas of adaptive reuse,                        Excellence in Architecture              This statue adds a dramatic effect to the greenery
preservation achievements in                          restoration, rehabilitation and                     This award is given to an                  of this landscape. By adding a water feature
Long Beach. Anyone may                                creative or innovative solutions                 architect whose firm’s work                   such as this one, the meditative sound of the
make a nomination; member-                            to preservation problems.                        has had an outstanding influ-              fountain’s trickling water adds a auditory element
ship in Long Beach Heritage                              Merit Award                                   ence on Long Beach’s built                              to the garden’s focal point.
is not necessary.                                        These certificates are                        environment.
   The four award categories                          awarded to individuals, organi-                     Nominations are due by                       This garden was designed and installed by
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Hospitality and incivility collide in Playhouse’s classic
MARTEE DORN-NOTT                                           the plot thickened.               Levene) to impersonate the
Special to the Signal                                            The set was simple and      voice of Lord Bottomley to
                                                           effective, allowing clever use    ask for Ms. Sheldon’s hand
      What an honor to be                                  of the staircase and doorways     in marriage. The highlight
asked to share my opinion                                  as various characters came on     of the entire evening for me
with our readers about one of                              and off the stage. The cos-       was how Mr. Levene cap-
our local treasures, The Long                              tumes, hair and makeup repre-     tured the British accent with
Beach Playhouse, and their                                 sented the late 30s era well;     his deep, resonating voice
current production of The                                  the familiar background           delivering a completely con-
Man Who Came To Dinner.                                    music added to the entire feel    vincing performance on the
To discover that this play’s                               and glamour of that period.       phone to complete their
storyline is about a dinner                                      Since the theatre is very   ‘caper’. Ms. Turner’s per-
guest’s recovery after he                                  small, it was easy to hear        formance as the Hollywood
slipped and broke his hip                                  every word as the actors          floozie was vampy, overdra-
added to my personal interest                              spoke clearly and distinctly,     matic and deliciously
after having my own success-                               allowing me to feel like I was    snooty.
ful hip replacement just last                              right in the living room with               Banjo (Lewis P.
summer.                                                    the Stanley family.               Leighton) delivers a hilarious
      The play begins as each                                    Miss Preen ( Harriet        performance as Mr. White-
of the characters are intro-                               Whitmyer) has the unfortu-        side’s friend, suspiciously
duced in the home of Mr. and                               nate task of being Mr. White-     reminding us of Harpo Marx,
Mrs. Earnest Stanley. It                                   side’s personal nurse.            complete with his horn,
seems the entire household is                              Somehow, she manages to           playing a key role as every-
aflutter while catering to                                 attend to his every               thing comes to a hilarious
Sheridan Whiteside (Gregory                                   demand, but not without        conclusion.
Leach) who has been con-                                   her obvious growing distain             Without giving away
fined to the home in a wheel-                              for her patient.                  the way these stories
chair after his fall. This                                      Mr. Whiteside’s personal     finally weave together, rest
cantankerous houseguest has                                assistant, Maggie (Kate           assured you won’t want to
taken over their living room                               Woodruff) falls in love with a    miss the way everyone
while barking orders to                                    reporter, Jim Felton (Bert Jef-   involved gets to voice their
everyone in sight. From run-                               ferson). Fearing he would         true feelings for this house-
ning up a $784 phone bill, to                              lose his valuable secretary, he   guest who has simply worn           Jocelyn Hall, Hugo Paez, Andrea La Vela and Kenneth
the arrival of unusual and                                 summons the glamorous Lor-        out his welcome, especially         Lane in a scene from the Man Who Came to Dinner at
strange deliveries that                                    raine Sheldon (Beverly            Miss Preen.                         the Long Beach Playhouse.
include a penguin, an octo-                                                                                                                                            Robert Craig Photography
                                                           Turner) to win the affections          The Man Who Came To
pus and even a display case                                of the reporter.                  Dinner runs through Sep-
of 10,000 cockroaches, the                                                                                                       seniors and $10 for students, on
                                                                 However, Maggie has a       tember 9. The Long Beach
twists and turns of the inter-                                                                                                   Fridays and Saturdays, with
                                                           few tricks of her own up her      Playhouse is located at
twining storylines kept me                                                                                                       valid ID. For more information,
                                                           sleeve and conspires with         5021 East Anaheim Road.
engrossed while giggling as                                                                                                      call (562) 494-1014.
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12       SIGNAL TRIBUNE                                           BUSINESS                                                                   AUGUST 10, 2006

Focus On Business
Calling all ‘cry babies,’ keep it cool in Baby Rab fashions
BY OFELIA SAENZ                  cartooning since I was a kid,”
Staff Writer                     Rabiola said. Although his
                                 earliest inspiration was Walt
   From rockabilly to rock-a-    Disney, as an adult, he’s
baby, thanks to the original     drawn his influences from the
designs of Signal Hill couple    car culture and rockabilly
DJ Rabiola and LindaLu           lifestyle with which he and
Gholdoian, retro-loving, hip-    Gholdoian surround them-
ster moms and dads can           selves.
dress their “biker babies”          “A lot of the culture that
and “kustom kids” in some        we hang out in is geared
of the coolest baby fashions     around music and cars,”
in town.                         Rabiola said. “I started to do
   The pair formed DJLu
                                 art work that was geared
Productions last year, and
                                 toward that.”
developed a line of custom-
                                    After a friend saw a draw-
art baby clothes, accessories,                                    music festivals such as the
                                 ing Rabiola created of a
cards and even dog T-shirts.                                      Viva Las Vegas Weekender. It
                                 rockabilly monster trio, fea-
Since their online debut on                                       was Gholdoian’s encourage-
                                 turing Gholdoian as a
February 14 of this year, the                                     ment that persuaded Rabiola
company has branched out         chanteuse bride of Franken-
                                 stein, Rabiola as a piano-       to try more of his cartoons on    Left: Carson Alan Cooper models the “No milk, no
by selling their merchandise
                                 playing Frankenstein and a       baby clothes. Thus, Baby Rab      mercy” T-shirt designed by Baby Rab.
at events and exhibitions
                                 bare-pawed, pompadour-ed,        was born.                         Above: Neena Strichart/Signal Tribune
such as the Tiki Oasis Week-
ender, the Mooneyes Christ-      upright-bass-slapping wolf-         By the time Baby Rab hit       LindaLu Gholdoian and DJ Rabiola display the cus-
mas Show, the Viva Las           man, the friend asked Rabi-      the Yeah Baby Expo at the         tom-art baby clothes by their company Baby Rab.
Vegas Weekender, the Yeah        ola to put the image on a        Long Beach Convention
Baby Expo, the Blessing of       onesie for his baby.             Center, earlier this year, the    time,” said Rabiola.              is sometimes sweet, some-
the Cars and tattoo conven-         Rabiola, a working actor as   couple thought they might be         Although Baby Rab’s de-        times, not so sweet– much
tions. Their products are also   well as an artist, had already   in over their heads. But as       signs have a bite to them, they   like the temperament of the
being sold in various stores     been designing freelance, pro-   people swarmed their booth        also have a sense of humor        average 2 year old.
including Sneaky Tiki in         ducing images for production     all weekend, they were            that rounds out the rough            For more information about
Long Beach.                      company logos, greeting          pleasantly surprised. “We         edges. Parents will appreciate    Baby Rab, visit their online
   “I’ve been drawing and        cards and adult T-shirts for     were swamped the entire           that Rabiola’s rebelliousness     store at www.BabyRab.com.
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                                                                                        TST2070 / 06-1577827                                                    TTST2078 / 06-1702016                                                           TST2085 / 06-1715904
                 SELF HELP                                                  FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                  The following person is doing business as: A&S LOGISTICS,
                                                                                                                                                      FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                                                                                            The following person is doing business as: SAKURA, 6917
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The following person is doing business as: UNIK ISLE
                                                                  2934 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806. Registrant: ANTONIO              White Ave., Long Beach, CA 90805. Registrant: FLORINE                         PRODUCTS, 6914 E. De Leon St., Long Beach, CA 90815.
                                                                  MARRUFO, 2934 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806. This busi-              COFFMAN, 6917 White Ave., Long Beach, CA 90805. This                          Registrant: NEDIE STOKOSA, 6914 E. De Leon St., Long
   Help For Pee-Shy Syndrome                                      ness is conducted by: an individual. I declare that all information       business is conducted by: an individual. I declare that all                   Beach, CA 90815. This business is conducted by: an individ-
                                                                  in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Antonio Marrufo.           information in this statement is true and correct. Signed:                    ual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and
     www.shybladder.org                                           The registrant has not begun to transact business under the ficti-        Florine Coffman. The registrant has not begun to transact                     correct. Signed: Nedie Stokosa. The registrant has not
                                                                  tious business name or names listed herein. This statement was            business under the fictitious business name or names listed                   begun to transact business under the fictitious business
                                                                  filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on July 18,             herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los                 name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with
                                                                  2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires             Angeles County on August 1, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious                     the county clerk of Los Angeles County on August 2, 2006.
                                                                  five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county         business name statement expires five years from the date it                   NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five
              GREYHOUNDS                                          clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed
                                                                  prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself
                                                                                                                                            was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious
                                                                                                                                            business name statement must be filed prior to that date.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          years from the date it was filed in the office of the county
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be
                                                                  authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in vio-     The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the                 filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not
                 GREYHOUND                                        lation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common
                                                                  law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).
                                                                                                                                            use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of
                                                                                                                                            the rights of another under federal, state, or common law
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          name in violation of the rights of another under federal,
        Adoptions through                                         Pub. The Signal Tribune: July 20, 27, & August 3, 10, 2006.               (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions
                                                                                                                                            Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 2006.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: August 10,
                                                                                          TST2071 / 06-1529483
    Greyhound Pets of America                                                FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                                                      TST2079 / 06-1702017
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          17, 24, 31, 2006.
                                                                  The following person is doing business as: 1. BELLABABY COU-                           FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                                                    TST2086 / 06-1757730
    www.fastfriends.org or call                                   TURE, 2. BELLABABY COMPANY, 6070 E. Los Arcos St., Long                   The following persons are doing business as: SUROSHNI, 17116                            FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                  Beach, CA 90815. Registrant: NIL REYES, 6070 E. Los Arcos St.,            Michaels Ave., Cerritos, CA 90703. Registrant: 1. NIRMALA R. GUT-             The following person is doing business as: JARVIS LAW
      Joyce at (562) 694-3519                                     Long Beach, CA 90815. This business is conducted by: an individ-          TALU, 19900 Christina Circle, Cerritos, CA 90703, 2. ROSE I. NAIR,            OFFICES, 2642 Chestnut Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806.
                                                                  ual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and cor-    17116 Michaels Ave., Cerritos, CA 90703. This business is con-                Registrant: VANESSA JARVIS, 2642 Chestnut Ave., Long
   Make a Fast Friend... Adopt an                                 rect. Signed: Nil Reyes. The registrant has not begun to transact         ducted by: co-partners. I declare that all information in this statement      Beach, CA 90806. This business is conducted by: an indi-
                                                                  business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein.       is true and correct. Signed: 1. Nirmala R. Guttalu, 2. Rose I. Nair. The      vidual. I declare that all information in this statement is true
       Ex-Racing Greyhound                                        This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles
                                                                  County on July 11, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business name
                                                                                                                                            registrants have not begun to transact business under the fictitious
                                                                                                                                            business name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and correct. Signed: Vanessa Jarvis. The registrant (s) has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          / have not begun to transact business under the fictitious
                                                                  statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office     the county clerk of Los Angeles County on August 1, 2006. NOTICE:             business name or names listed herein. This statement was
                                                                  of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must        This fictitious business name statement expires five years from the           filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on
                                                                  be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of     date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious busi-   August 8, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business name
                   FOR SALE                                       itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in   ness name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this      statement expires five years from the date it was filed in
                                                                  violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common        statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a ficti-      the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business
                                                                  law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).           tious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal,      name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing
     1972 Winnebago                                               Pub. The Signal Tribune: July 20, 27, & August 3, 10, 2006.               state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Pro-            of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this
                                                                                                                                            fessions Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 2006.          state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights
  Smog exempt, New tires,                                                                      TST 2072
                                                                  Loan No. 25240/MIRAMONTES RESS Order No. 69800 A.P.                                         TST2084 / Case No. NS016804
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          of another under federal, state, or common law (see sec-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          tion 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub.
                                                                  Number 7215-027-002 Notice of Trustee’s Sale Under Deed of                     ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME
      new batteries,                                              Trust YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST,                               SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Signal Tribune: August 10, 17, 24, 31, 2006.
                                                                  DATED June 24, 2005, UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PRO-                         ANGELES, 415 West Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802,                                            TST2087 / 06-1757731
 new gas bottles, generator                                       TECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC                                               SOUTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT.                                             FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                  SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF                         PETITION OF Narchelle Denise Knowlie, For Change of Name.                     The following person is doing business as: WARD’S MEDIA
    works. Good shape.                                            THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT
                                                                  A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given, that on 8/16/2006, at
                                                                                                                                            TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS:
                                                                                                                                            1. Petitioner NARCHELLE DENISE KNOWLIE, filed a petition
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TECH, 1855 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806. Regis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          trant: WARD’S FURNITURE CO., 1855 Pacific Ave., Long
           $2,000                                                 11:30 AM of said day, At the front entrance to the Pomona
                                                                  Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona,
                                                                                                                                            with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present
                                                                                                                                            Name: NARCHELLE DENISE KNOWLIE to Proposed Name:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Beach, CA 90806. This business is conducted by: a corpo-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ration. I declare that all information in this statement is true
    Call (562) 498-7602                                           CA, California Western Financial Investments, Inc. a California
                                                                  Corporation as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to
                                                                                                                                            NARCHELLE DENISE BEASLEY.
                                                                                                                                            2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and correct. Signed: Bradley Ward, President. The regis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          trant has begun to transact business under the fictitious
                                                                  the power of sale conferred in that certain Deed of Trust exe-            matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated                business name or names listed herein. Date started busi-
                                                                  cuted by Jose Miramontes and Marisela Miramontes recorded                 below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of                   ness was October 1, 2004. This statement was filed with
                                                                  on 07/08/2005, in Book N/A of Official Records of Los Angeles             name should not be granted.                                                   the county clerk of Los Angeles County on August 8, 2006.
             EMPLOYMENT                                           County, at page N/A, Recorder’s Instrument No. 05 1605291                 NOTICE OF HEARING                                                             NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires
                                                                  and re-recorded on 08/19/2005 in Book n/a, page n/a,                      Date: September 14, 2006; Time: 1:30 P.M.; Dept. G, Room 51.                  five years from the date it was filed in the office of the
                                                                  Recorder’s Instrument No 05 1996504, by reason of a breach                The address of the court is the same as above. A copy of this                 county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement
        Local Architect seeks                                     or default in payment or performance of the obligations                   Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each                     must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement
                                                                  secured thereby, including that breach or default, Notice of              week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing              does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a ficti-
        part-time receptionist.                                   which was recorded 4/14/2006 as Recorder’s Instrument No.                 on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation,            tious business name in violation of the rights of another
                                                                  06 0823702 , in Book n/a, at Page n/a, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC                printed in this county, THE SIGNAL TRIBUNE, 2669 Myrtle Ave.,                 under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et
       Duties: Multi-line phones,                                 AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, lawful                            Ste.111, Signal Hill, CA 90755: August 10, 17, 24, 31, 2006.                  seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tri-
         computer savvy. 8-1                                      money of the United States, evidenced by a Cashier’s Check
                                                                  drawn on a state or national bank, or the equivalent thereof
                                                                                                                                            ___//ss//___
                                                                                                                                            Douglas M. Haigh, Judge of the Superior Court
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          bune: August 10, 17, 24, 31, 2006.

            (562) 366-0456                                        drawn on any other financial institution specified in section
                                                                  5102 of the California Financial Code, authorized to do busi-
                                                                                                                                            Dated: August 3, 2006

                                                                  ness in the State of California, ALL PAYABLE AT THE TIME OF
                                                                  SALE, all right, title and interest held by it as Trustee, in that
                                                                  real property situated in said County and State, described as
 FICTICIOUS BUSINESS NAMES                                        follows: Lot 2, Block P per Book 9, page 2 of Maps The street
                                                                  address or other common designation of the real property
                                                                                                                                                                                   ust be                                                                        filed
                                                                                                                                                                orget! Your DBA’s m
                                                                  hereinabove described is purported to be: 2190 Ohio Avenue,


                                                                                                                                                         Don’t F
                    TST2066 / 06-1373259
                                                                  Signal Hill CA. The undersigned disclaims all liability for any
         FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                  incorrectness in said street address or other common designa-
The following person is doing business as: LUSH WEAR,




                                                                                                                                                                                      every 5 years!
                                                                  tion. Said sale will be made without warranty, express or
650 E. Esther St. #23, Long Beach, CA 90813. Registrant:
                                                                  implied regarding title, possession, or other encumbrances, to
KEONDRAY DAMARSHA CARR, 650 E. Esther St. #23,
                                                                  satisfy the unpaid obligations secured by said Deed of Trust,
Long Beach, CA 90813. This business is conducted by: an
                                                                  with interest and other sums as provided therein; plus
individual. I declare that all information in this statement is
                                                                  advances, if any, thereunder and interest thereon; and plus
true and correct. Signed: Keondray Carr. The registrant has

                                                                                                                                                                                                 r fictitious
                                                                  fees, charges, and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts
not begun to transact business under the fictitious business


                                                                                                                                                                              une help with you
                                                                  created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of said obliga-
name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with
                                                                                                                                                                            b
                                                                                                                                                          Let the Signal Tri
                                                                  tions at the time of initial publication of this Notice is
the county clerk of Los Angeles County on July 18, 2006.


                                                                                                                                                                                             lication. We
                                                                  $728,081.81 Dated: 7/14/2006 California Western Financial
NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires


                                                                                                                                                                          ment filing & pub
                                                                  Investments, Inc., a California Corporation, as Trustee By:
five years from the date it was filed in the office of the
                                                                  RESS Financial Corporation, a California corporation, its Agent

                                                                                                                                                            business state
county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement

                                                                                                                                                                                                 county and
                                                                  By: Bruce R. Beasley, President 1780 Town and Country Drive,
must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement


                                                                                                                                                                             west prices in the
                                                                  Suite 105, Norco, CA 92860-3618 (seal) Telephone: (951) 270-
does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a ficti-


                                                                                                                                                           have one of the lo
                                                                  0164 or (800) 343-7377 Fax: (951) 270-2673 Trustee’s Sale
tious business name in violation of the rights of another

                                                                                                                                                                                                    away!
                                                                  Information: (714) 573-1965 P252014 7/27, 8/3, 08/10/2006


                                                                                                                                                                                you started right
under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et
seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tri-                             TST2074 / 06-1539896


                                                                                                                                                               the forms to get
bune: July 20, 27, & August 3, 10, 2006.                                     FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                  The following person is doing business as: JIM’S JEWELS,
                    TST2067 / 06-1577824
                                                                  2029 Oregon Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806. Registrant: JAMES
         FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                  G. BAYLIE, 2029 Oregon Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806. This
The following person is doing business as: 1. DJLu PRO-
                                                                  business is conducted by: an individual. I declare that all infor-
DUCTIONS, 2. BABY RAB, 3. HAIRY SCARY HAIRCLIPS,
                                                                  mation in this statement is true and correct. Signed: James
2169 Magnolia Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806. Registrant:
                                                                  Baylie. The registrant has not begun to transact business

                                                                                                                                                  Call the Signal Tribune (562) 427-8678
DJ RABIOLA, 2169 Magnolia Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806.
                                                                  under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. This
This business is conducted by: an individual. I declare that
                                                                  statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles
all information in this statement is true and correct.
                                                                  County on July 12, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business
Signed: DJ Rabiola. The registrant has begun to transact
                                                                  name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in
business under the fictitious business name or names
                                                                  the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name
listed herein. Date started business was February 14,
                                                                  statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this
2006. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los
                                                                  statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a
Angeles County on July 18, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious
                                                                  fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another
business name statement expires five years from the date
it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new ficti-
                                                                  under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et
                                                                  seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tri-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  City of Signal Hill
tious business name statement must be filed prior to that
                                                                  bune: July 27, & August 3, 10, 17, 2006.
date. The filing of this statement does not of itself autho-
rize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in                            TST2075 / 06-1642048
violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or                 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and               The following person is doing business as: LAKEWOOD
Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: July 20, 27, &        PARKING LOT SERVICE, 4249 Deeboyar Ave., Lakewood,
August 3, 10, 2006.                                               CA 90712. Registrant: RON SPADAFORA, 4249 Deeboyar
                                                                  Ave., Lakewood, CA 90712. This business is conducted by:
                     TST2068 / 06-1577825
                                                                  an individual. I declare that all information in this statement is
         FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                  true and correct. Signed: Ron Spadafora. The registrant has
The following person is doing business as: PIXIE, 1090 E.
                                                                  not begun to transact business under the fictitious business
Wardlow Rd., Long Beach, CA 90807. Registrant: HEATHER
                                                                  name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with                                                                       TST 2088
ANNE DAYKIN, 434 30th Street, Hermosa Beach, CA
                                                                  the county clerk of Los Angeles County on July 25, 2006.
90254. This business is conducted by: an individual. I
                                                                  NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five                                                        NOTICE OF ORDINANCE INTRODUCTION
declare that all information in this statement is true and cor-
                                                                  years from the date it was filed in the office of the county
rect. Signed: Heather Daykin. The registrant has not begun
                                                                  clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed                  Ordinance No. 2006-08-1362 was introduced by the City Council on Tuesday, August 8, 2006.
to transact business under the fictitious business name or
                                                                  prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of
names listed herein. This statement was filed with the
                                                                  itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business                A summary of the ordinance is as follows:
county clerk of Los Angeles County on July 18, 2006.
                                                                  name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state,
NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires
                                                                  or common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and                                 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SIGNAL HILL,
five years from the date it was filed in the office of the
                                                                  Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: July 27, &
county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement
                                                                  August 3, 10, 17, 2006.                                                                CALIFORNIA, AMENDING CHAPTER 2.90 OF THE SIGNAL HILL MUNICI-
must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement
does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a ficti-                         TST2077 / 06-1702015                                              PAL CODE RELATING TO CAMPAIGN DISCLOSURE
tious business name in violation of the rights of another         FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et         The following person is doing business as: RAC CONSULT-                        A certified copy of the full text of the ordinance is available in the City Clerk’s Office. Second read-
seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tri-        ING GROUP, 7113 Benson St., Huntington Park, CA 90255.
bune: July 20, 27, & August 3, 10, 2006.                          Registrant: RAUL A. CORREA, 7111 Benson St., Huntington                        ing and adoption of Ordinance No. 2006-08-1362 is scheduled for Tuesday, August 22, 2006.
                                                                  Park, CA 90255. This business is conducted by: an individ-
                    TST2069 / 06-1577826
                                                                  ual. I declare that all information in this statement is true                              //s//___________
          FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                  and correct. Signed: Raul Correa. The registrant has not
The following person is doing business as: 1. TRITON AUTO
                                                                  begun to transact business under the fictitious business                       Kathleen L. Pacheco
SHOP INC., 2. ALAMITOS AUTO CENTER, 1726 Alamitos                                                                                                City Clerk
                                                                  name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with
Ave., Long Beach, CA 90813. Registrant: PHON-CHAU,
                                                                  the county clerk of Los Angeles County on August 1, 2006.
1226 E. Esther St., Long Beach, CA 90813. This business is
                                                                  NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires
conducted by: an individual. I declare that all information in
                                                                  five years from the date it was filed in the office of the                     Published in the Signal Tribune Newspaper on                                                                    August 10, 2006
this statement is true and correct. Signed: Phon-Chau. The                                                                                       Posted at City Hall and Reservoir Park on                                                                       August 10, 2006.
                                                                  county clerk. A new fictitious business name must be name
registrant has begun to transact business under the ficti-
                                                                  must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement
tious business name or names listed herein. Date started
                                                                  does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a ficti-
business was April 15, 1999. This statement was filed with
                                                                  tious business name in violation of the rights of another                      I, Vivian M. Munson, Deputy City Clerk of the City of Signal Hill, do hereby certify under penalty of
the county clerk of Los Angeles County on July 18, 2006.                                                                                         perjury under the laws of the State of California, that the foregoing notice(s) was/were posted on the
                                                                  under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et
NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires
                                                                  seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tri-                     posting board at Signal Hill City Hall on the 9th day of August 2006.
five years from the date it was filed in the office of the
                                                                  bune: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 2006. statement must be filed
county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement
                                                                  prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of
must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement                                                                                   ___________________________
                                                                  itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business
does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a ficti-
                                                                  name in violation of the rights of another under federal,                      Vivian M. Munson
tious business name in violation of the rights of another
                                                                  state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business
under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et
                                                                  and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: August 3,                      Deputy City Clerk
seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tri-
                                                                  10, 17, 24, 2006.
bune: July 20, 27, & August 3, 10, 2006.
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