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									                                  A publication of the All City Employees Benefits Service Association

    December 2007                                                           Serving Over 30,000 City Employees                                                    Since 1923

            The REMINISCING Issue
    Downtown on Ice
    Pershing Square becomes a winter wonderland – Los Angeles style

    The Rockefeller of the West": Outdoor ice skating in Downtown's Pershing Square.

‘       is the season for mittens and        landmarks.                                Angeles         Kings         and    with validation.
    T   sunglasses at Pershing
    Square’s tenth annual “Downtown
                                                 Special events this year
                                             include free youth hockey clinics,
                                                                                       Councilmember Jan Perry (9th
                                                                                                                                The rink is open every day
                                                                                                                            from November 15, 2007 through
    on Ice,” the Southland’s largest         a free concert series, the free               In an effort to encourage        January 21, 2008.
    holiday outdoor ice skating rink.        Winter      Holiday       Festival        efficient mass transit, Metro,           Admission is $6 for one hour
         Hailed as the “Rockefeller          (December 7-9) and a weekend              Metrolink     and     Montebello     on the rink and skate rental is $2.
    Center of the West,” the frosty          Kids       Zone       interactive         Buslines allows riders to receive        For more info and a detailed
    oasis sits in the heart of               entertainment, to name a few. The         a $1 skating session discount by     session schedule go to
    downtown Los Angeles, framed             event is sponsored by the City of         showing a coupon available on all or call (213)
    by towering skyscrapers, trees           Los Angeles Department of                 mass transit lines. Underground      847-4970.
    and        stunning     historical       Recreation and Parks, the Los             discount parking is also available

     ACEBSA's Children's Holiday Party is December 21, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. Don't miss it! See P ag e 2.
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    T H A T ’ S                                                            T H E                                T I C K E T
   ACEBSA                                                          Recreation Calendar
Announcements T                                                        ickets for the following events are currently on sale. You may purchase your
                                                                       tickets by dropping by the ACEBSA office, or you may order via our ACEBSA
 REMINDER! ACEBSA will close on December 31 at                     TICKET ORDER FORM on page 19 of El Pueblo. ACEBSA Members can purchase
 2:00 p.m. for Inventory. ACEBSA closes every last business        up to 10 tickets per event, per day. If you need additional information regarding any
 day of the month to take inventory of our ticket/merchandise
                                                                   For assistance, please contact the ACEBSA office at (213) 485-2485.
                                                                   of these events, our Member Services Representatives would be happy to help you.
 stock .

 Photo Processing. ACEBSA has discontinued its photo
 processing services.                                              I AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC                          I MOVIE TICKETS
                                                                   Discover, explore and experience by taking a       Cinemark. Buy tickets to Cinemark Theater and
 NEW! ACEBSA wants your feedback. On page 16, you'll
                                                                   journey through the Pacific Ocean at the           see a great flick. $7.00 each for non-restricted
 find a Members Communication slip that you can cut out,
 write on, and bring in to the ACEBSA office.                      Aquarium of the Pacific. Adult $14.45. Child       tickets.
                                                                   $10.45.                                            Pacific Gift Book is a great last minute gift with
 New Office Hours. ACEBSA's new hours of business                                                                     (2) unrestricted tickets, (2) medium drinks, (1)
 are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We are open during all lunch           I ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS                              large popcorn for $27.50
 hours.                                                            Start saving today with hundreds of exclusive
                                                                   offers on dinning, shopping, and travel. Save up   I NEWPORT LANDING
 Montrose Travel. Introducing ACEBSA's new full service
 travel agency. Beginning this month, Montrose Travel will         to 50%! Books available for San Fernando Valley,   Enjoy sport fishing! Purchase your ¾ day ticket
 partner with ACEBSA to announce special vacations, trips,         Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Gabriel        of for $35.50 and depart from Balboa Harbor.
 and cruises at discounted rates. Please see the Montrose          Valley.
 Travel ads on pages 12 and 13 for further details. This                                                              I SEA WORLD
 month the agency is offering a discounted cruise to               I GOLF-N-STUFF                                     Reach out and connect with amazing animals
 Ensenada. Take some well-deserved vacation time and               Family fun entertainment for all ages. All park    most people only dream about. Splash and
 head down to Mexico! The agency is also offering a trip to        passes include miniature golf, arcade games,       interact with friendly dolphins or touch, feed and
 Alaska! Check it out!
                                                                   and bumper carts. Tickets are $12.00.              train sea creatures! Adult $44.00. Child $39.00
 Recipes? If you are an ACEBSA member and you've got
 a great recipe for a fantastic dish, we'd like to see it! Share   I LOS ANGELES ZOO                                  I SPEED ZONE
 your best recipes with us and we will publish the best            Did you know the Los Angeles Zoo has a             Get behind the wheel on one of three race tracks,
 recipe, with your name on it, in the next issue of El Pueblo!     botanical garden? Get your tickets at ACEBSA!      or drive a real dragster that takes you from 0 to
 Send your best to: El Pueblo, 201 North Los Angeles Street,       Adult $7.00. Child $4.00.                          60. Race into action at Electric Alley and don’t
 Space 17, City Hall Mall, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Attention:                                                          forget to refuel at the Speed Zone Café. Tickets
 Best Recipes. Please note: We will/can only publish original
                                                                                                                      on sale for $25.50
 recipes. Please do not send in photocopied or copyrighted

               Holidays Are Here!
                And we want you to celebrate with us...
                                         ACEBSA's Annual Children's Holiday Party
                                        will be held on Friday, December 21, 2007
                                                from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

               ACEBSA would love to see all of its members and their children come out to our annual event. Stockings,
                        goodies and refreshments will be given out to the children. Santa will also be here!
December 2007 | El Pueblo                                                 UP FRONT                                                                           Page 3

                                                                                            Service and the City
                                                                                             Notes from the Editor
  Named after “El Pueblo de la Reina de Los
  Angeles sobre El Rio de la Porciuncula,”
  (“the village or small town of the Queen
  of the Angels on the River Porciuncula”).
                                                                                            Farewell from Lori K.
  VOL. 61 | NO. 11                 December 2007

       El Pueblo, USPS 170680,
                                                                   ear Friends            and      Employees to be hard-             Again, it has been my
    is published monthly by All City                           D   Readers,                        working, committed, and           pleasure to serve you.
 Employee Benefits Service Association,
     201 North Los Angeles Street,
                                                                                                   invested in making Los

        City Hall Mall, Space 17,
                                                                   It has been my great            Angeles a great place.

     Los Angeles, California 90012.
                                                               pleasure to serve as Editor            Thank you for your             Yours,

         Phone: (213) 485-2485.
                                                               of El Pueblo over the last          readership and dedication
                                                               two and a half years. I have        to this publication. I have       Lori K.

                                                               been able to reach out to           had so much fun meeting
                                                                                                                                     Letters to the Editor
                                                               this      community      and        so many of you. From
                                                                                                                                     Lori Kozlowski
                                                               discover       your     very        writing about Los Angeles’
                 FRANCOIS VERIN                                personal, interesting, and          past to pondering its
                    President                                                                                                        201 North Los Angeles Street
                                                               wide-ranging stories that           future, I have enjoyed it all.
                                                                                                                                     City Hall Mall, Space 17
                MIRANDA PASTER                                 have reached far across                If you see me around
                                                                                                                                     Los Angeles, CA 90012
                First Vice President                           this city.                          the city, please do say
                                                                   This will be my last            “hello.” My very best for a
      SUZANNE SCHEIDEKER-COOK                                                                                                        Email:
                                                               column with El Pueblo, as I         great holiday season and a
              Treasurer                                                                                                              Phone: (213) 485-2485
                                                               have resigned my position.          tremendous 2008.
                  DAVID VARA                                   That said, I have found City
               Recording Secretary

                                                                 C O N T E N T
    Editor and Advertising Manager
                    Lori Kozlowski

                    Lori Kozlowski

               Editorial Assistant                                            -On The Cover-
                     Chris Edling
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                  Graphic Design                                                DOWNTOWN ON ICE                                     ACEBSA ELECTION
                        Erin Hills                                  Pershing Square skates into the holidays.                         INFORMATION
                                                                                                                                ACEBSA's new Board of
                                                                                                                                  Directors for 2008.
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                                                                   Discover Los Angeles Federal Credit Union’s                   WONDERLAND
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  All City Employees Benefits Service Association.
                                                                                                                            Hammonds tells us his idea of

                                                                                                                             the ideal winter wonderland.
        Included in membership to ACEBSA.
                                                                    Travel to California’s quaint, cobblestone-
              Periodicals Postage Paid at                                     laden slice of Denmark.
               Los Angeles, California.

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             Los Angeles, CA 90012.                               Service and the City . . . . . . . . . . .3        ACEBSA Announcements ........    2
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Page 4                                                             RETIREMENT                                                                 El Pueblo | December 2007

                     R E T I R E E S ’                                                                              R E V I E W
                      By Phil Skarin

RLACEI Report                                                                                                                 News &
RLACEI President Ed Harding
reports: “Hal Danowitz, Neil Ricci
                                        Wilkins, Dave’s son, who works for
                                        the City, has been handling all of
                                                                                  thanks to the Board’s investment
                                                                                  policies and a great staff headed up
                                                                                                                           • Earl & Eileen Rogers now live at 700 North
and I were at the LACERS Health         Dave’s problems. Call him on his cell     by Dan Gallagher. We are not having
Fair on November 1 at the Marriott      phone: 626-222-6697. He will be           any problem earning the required
Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. We       happy to hear from all his friends.       plus 8%.                                   Shore Dr. #4 / Bellingham, WA 98226.
all thought that everyone should            “Be sure to attend our Christmas          The LACERS fund is still very          Call them at 360-671-5958.

                                                                                                                           • Mort & Georgia Feingold now live at 700
attend one of the four Health Fairs.    Party on Thursday, December 6 at          healthy at $11.6 billion when this
We handed out flyers and                11:30am at the Grace E. Simons            article was prepared. Oil prices,
membership applications. Other          Lodge in Elysian Park. Chris & Pitts      bankruptcies, foreclosures, etc.           Ardmore Ave. #214 / Ardmore, PA 19003.
health providers also handed out all    will furnish a great lunch, so be sure    have not caused any serious                They are near their son and family.

                                                                                                                           • Mike & Cleone Vrabel flew to Hawaii for
kinds of goodies. LACERS furnished      to call one of the officers for a         damage to our investments.
a continental breakfast. It was nice    reservation so we will have enough            The Mayor’s request to the Board
to see old friends and coworkers,       for everyone. We will have a few          to divest any funds with companies         the     June    wedding      of  their
including two ex-secretaries of mine.   speakers, entertainment, many             doing business with Iran has not yet       granddaughter, Jaimie. It was a real
    “I want to wish two of my dear      great door prizes and the installation    been scheduled for discussion.             family reunion.

                                                                                                                           • Jerry Lapporte, former Director of Street
friends get well wishes. One is         of Directors that you voted in. See       Identifying those companies has
Walter Lee from the Bureau of           you there.”                               been a major problem for the Feds
Engineering, who was very ill in the                                              and the State.                             Lighting, advises that he is now fully
hospital and has now moved in with                                                    We should receive an objective         retired after participating in 120 litigation
his son in Arcadia. The other is
                                        Legislative Update                        and impartial evaluation of positive       cases as an expert witness on lighting &
David Wilkins, one of our Directors,        Ken Spiker, our elected               or negative results of sales before        visibility. The cases usually involved a
who fell and broke his hip              Commissioner to the LACERS Board          being asked to vote.                       traffic or industrial accident, a police
replacement in seven places. He         of Directors, reports that for the last       Election Results: At the Executive
                                                                                                                             shooting, or a criminal act.

                                                                                                                           • Jim & Barbara Neuman spend about four
spent October 5-10 in the hospital      fiscal year ending June 3, 2007 the       Board meeting on November 12, all
getting the pieces put back. He is in   fund earned 19.5% compared to the         of the incumbent officers were
a nursing home in Sylmar and plans      previous fiscal year when the fund        reelected for another year.
                                                                                                                             months each year in their RV. They have
to move into a Residence Care           earned 12.4%. The fund is plus
                                                                                                                             visited all 50 states. He enjoys
                                                                                                                             woodworking     and     she     is   an
facility in Granada Hills. Greg         18.2% for the last twelve months,
                                                                                                                             accomplished painter.

                                                                                                                           • Robert Paul and his wife live in the
                                                                                                                             Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee. They
         Retirees’                                           Thought for the Day
                                                                                                                             have traveled throughout the U.S.A. She
                                                                                                                             is a volunteer at the hospital and he

         Helpline                                                                                                            drives a county “Dial a Ride” van.

                                                                                                                           • Carlos Quiroz and his wife live in Yucca

                                                                                                                             Valley where he does volunteer work.
                                                                       Do Something More                                     They are now headed for his wife’s
                                                                                                                             hometown of Guadalajara, Mexico for a
                                                                                                                             few weeks.
                                                              You may think it’s enough to do your
Call the Helpline and reach the officers of                 work well, support your family, and be a                       • Vince & Mary Ann Borello celebrated their
the Retired Los Angeles City Employees,                                                                                      60th wedding anniversary with friends at
Inc. For information on problems, activities,               good parent. But you must do                                     the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas in
meetings, or membership, call the helpline.                 something more. You must give some of                            October.
Each officer's extension is listed.
                                                            your time in helping your fellow man.                          • Victor & Pat Aprea celebrated their 61st
       Edward Harding                   x703
       Harold Danowitz                  x707
                                                            Do something for those who need a                                wedding anniversary on August 10.

       Phil Skarin                      x709
                                                            little help, something for which you                           • John Peterson is restoring a 1936
       Jack Matthews                    x712
                                                            don’t get paid but doing it is a privilege.                      Chevy Standard Town Sedan. He needs

       Robert Wilkinson                 x704
                                                                                                                             4 hubcaps for it. If you have some laying
                                                            Remember that you don’t live in a world
       Jerry Bardwell                   x706
                                                                                                                             around, give John a call at 909-593-
                                                            all of your own. Your brothers and                               5835.
       Americo Garza                    x710                sisters are also in this world with you.                       • Ivan Forbes has a windmill in Sylmar
       Neil Ricci                       x714
       Helen Salgado                    x713
                                                                                                                             that generates 99.5% of all his electricity
                                                                                                          -Phil Skarin       needs.

    If you have news about yourself or other retirees that you'd like to share, send it to Phil Skarin at:
                   5301 Norwich Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91411 or phone (818) 784-0130.

                           To find out the latest retirement news, visit
December 2007 | El Pueblo                               MONEY MATTERS                                                                                            Page 5

                     Y              O               U               R                            M                O                N                E               Y
                      By David Sarazen

 Protect your assets by forming a Limited Liability Company
  f you are concerned about               personally liable for the debts of the    meetings.      Tax advantages are          through the process and go over the
I personal liability protection, a
Limited Liability Company (LLC)
                                          LLC. For example, if a member
                                          personally guarantees a debt, they
                                                                                    gained through 'pass-through'
                                                                                    taxation, similar to that of operating
                                                                                                                               regulatory requirements. Formation
                                                                                                                               of an LLC includes choosing a name
should definitely be considered as a      cannot later claim protection from        as a sole proprietor or partnership.       that is distinguishable from any
business organization model. An           liability. If a member intermingles       LLCs do not pay income tax at the          other registered LLC, preparing
LLC is a separate and distinct legal      their personal funds with those of        entity level, but instead are passed       Articles of Organization, preparing
entity that limits the liability of its   the LLC, they can be liable – one         through to the individual members,         a business statement and operating
owners. By owning your investment         cannot treat the LLC as their             who recognize their income or loss         agreement,      and     naming       a
properties or operating your              personal piggy bank. If the LLC is        on their personal tax returns.             registered agent.       Once these
business under an LLC, you can            operated with minimal capitalization          On     the     other    hand,    a     requirements are met, the articles of
limit your personal liability to no       or lacks sufficient insurance for the     disadvantage of operating under an         organization are delivered to the
more than the debts and liabilities of    business purpose, they can be held        LLC is that both salaries and profits      California Secretary of State. If they
the LLC.                                  liable. And of course, if the LLC fails   are subject to Social Security and         are deemed in compliance with
     Generally, creditors cannot look     to pay taxes or otherwise violates        Medicare taxes, whereas only               state requirements, your LLC is
to individual members for recovery        laws, individual members can be           salaries are subject to these taxes        organized and ready to do
if the assets owned by the LLC are        liable.                                   under a corporation. Other tax             business.
not enough to cover the debts and                                                   disadvantages include having fringe            The choice of business structure
liabilities.   However, there are         Advantages and Disadvantages              benefits, such as group health and         is important. The pros and cons
certain formalities and duties that       of an LLC                                 life insurance, being treated as           must be weighed in relation to your
must be considered to maintain this           In addition to personal liability     taxable income, and the fact that          individual operation. Hence, even
so-called “corporate veil.”               protection, an advantage of a             owners must recognize any profits          though creating and operating an
                                          limited liability company is that it      as they occur, rather than having a        LLC is not that difficult, it is
“Piercing the Corporate Veil”             requires much less paperwork and          corporation hold them as retained          advisable to get legal counsel to
     “Piercing the corporate veil”        administration than corporations.         earnings.                                  guide you through the process. I
means holding a corporation’s             There are minimal requirements for
individual stockholders liable for the    reporting to state and other              Formation of an LLC                        David Sarazen is an attorney with a
                                                                                                                               practice focused on wills, trusts, and
debts of the corporation. In a similar    regulatory bodies, and there is no           Forming a limited liability             probate. For questions or comments, he can
manner, members, managers or              requirement for board of directors        company is not that difficult, but it is   be contacted at (310) 357-3679 or at
officers of an LLC can also be held       meetings or annual general                wise to have an attorney guide you
Page 6                                      HEALTH & WELLNESS                                                          El Pueblo | December 2007

Happy New Gear!
Arm yourself for a fit 2008
By Jethro Nededog

  know you are thinking of New       Sparkpeople also matches you          about the type of walking or        where you are and where you
I Year’s resolutions. Resolutions
are simply goals, and I am all for
                                     with other members in your area,
                                     in the same age group, as well as
                                                                           running I perform including the
                                                                           distance and terrain. Then, they
                                                                                                               need to be. Tanita makes an
                                                                                                               entire line of scales that not only
goal-setting. But according to a     those who share your specific         measured my feet and added a        measure your weight, but also
survey by the Gail Kasper            fitness goals whether it is losing    full shoe size to compensate for    your body fat percentage. Their
Consulting Group, more than          weight, lowering blood pressure,      movement       during   running.    scales are used by hospitals,
51% of Americans make a New          or dealing with anxiety and           Afterward, they watched me run.     athletic teams, and diet centers
Year’s resolution, yet only 9%       depression. The best part?            Finally, they chose the sneaker     like Jenny Craig. The scale
actually “do something about it.”    Sparkpeople is completely free!       that fit my needs. Remember, the    measures your body fat by
This year, arm yourself with the         Get the right kicks – Whether     best time to shop for sneakers is   sending a painless electric
tools to finally achieve your        you walk or run, everyone has         in the afternoon when feet tend     current through your body that
goals. Here are some of my           different needs when it comes to      to swell and you should wear the    moves through fat at a different
favorite picks (tested by yours      sneakers and the right pair can       same type of socks you would        speed than it would through
truly) to help you realize your      mean the difference between           use during workouts. Also, be       bone or muscle. The American
New Year’s health resolutions.       getting fit and getting hurt. I       prepared to spend anywhere          Council on Exercise places the
   Fitness at your fingers –         recently visited A Snail’s Pace       between $75 to $120 for a good      acceptable range for women’s is a network to      Running Shop in Pasadena to get       pair of shoes.                      body fat percentage between 25-
help you reach your health goals.    my own new pair of shoes and I           A better weight – Everyone       31%. Their acceptable range for
The site offers a diet tailor-made   found out a lot about picking the     has a unique and distinct body. I   men falls between 18-25%. For
for you complete with daily eating   right sneakers. There are several     am no fan of formulas when it       Tanita’s full line of body fat
plans, grocery lists and meal-       stores like A Snail’s Pace all over   comes to healthy body weight.       percentage        scales,      visit
tracking tools. It also creates an   L.A. with trained salespeople         And guess what? Weight is not I
exercise schedule with specific      who can choose the correct            always the best way to measure
                                                                                                               Jethro Nededog is a Los Angeles-based
workouts you can perform (many       shoes for you. At A Snail’s Pace,     your health. Body fat can be a      freelancer. He can be reached through the
that you can do from home).          they asked me specific questions      more adequate indication of         El Pueblo Editor at (213) 485-2485.
December 2007 | El Pueblo                                           YOUR GARDEN                                                                                       Page 7

                     GREEN THUMB PLANT GUY
                      By Jose Vara

                               Gardening Memories
       hen I walk in my               how to maintain these plants.       gives shade ten months out       Gazanias will survive long          flowerbed of Marigolds. How
W      garden I am reminded
of past memories. Have you
                                      How much water, light and
                                      fertilization will you need to
                                                                          of the year. The love for this
                                                                          species has skipped a
                                                                                                           periods of time without
                                                                                                           irrigation. In three years the
                                                                                                                                               this little girl loved flowers.
                                                                                                                                               My granddaughters have
ever stopped to think about           maintain a healthy garden?          generation my son-in-law,        ground cover will die out in        taken over as the official
why you selected the plants           For starters, The Sunset            Jay. He has made the wise        various      locations,    but      florists in our home. I can’t
in your garden? Some may              Western Garden Book is an           decision to plant dwarf          cuttings can be used to fill in     seem to keep the flowers in
have been selected on a               excellent reference. Here are       maple trees in both his front    the bare spots. Grows best          our yard – one or more of the
stroll through the nursery or         a few examples of plants in         and back yards. This tree is     in full sun and average             girls is always bringing in a
at your grandparents’ house.          my own memory garden:               very generous; it spreads its    watering.                           bouquet. One good thing

                                      Bougainvillea: As kids we                                            Bird of paradise: This plant
Often,     I    hear    some                                              seeds all over town.                                                 about these flowers: the
gardeners recall plants                                                   However, the small leaves                                            more you pick, the more they
growing in their parents’ or          would spend hours playing           are not the easiest to rake      is the official flower of Los       bloom. Grows best in full sun
grandparents’ yards: stories          inside this large (8x16) shrub      and pick up on a lawn.           Angeles. Native to South            and       requires     average
of tree houses, broken limbs          protected by its large thorns.      Grows best in full sun and       Africa, it is well suited for our   watering.
(theirs’ and the trees’), fruit       Striking color makes this           requires average watering.       environment. Take a close

                                                                          Gazania hybrids: I first
picked from a neighbor’s              plant a must for a fence or                                          look at its flower and you will         The plants around us
yard and many other                   wall. Take care when                                                 see a bird in flight. This plant    have hidden memories. Look
adventures.                           planting in containers, as the      discovered this plant while      will always remind me of            again at your garden and
     Nothing gets past kids –         roots of this plant will not        working in the San Fernando      home. I may not always be in        discover your memories.
they notice everything.               hold the soil when taken out        Valley. I was told this plant    L.A., but L.A. will always          Even if you have a busy
Children have knowledge of            of the container. Once              blooms 10 months out of the      follow me. Grows in part            schedule, I hope you can
seeds, plant colors, fruit and        established it will take a          year and have planted            shade and full sun, and             find time to reminisce in your
all types of insects. They will       snowstorm to stop this plant        Gazanias in every home           requires average watering.          garden. I

                                                                                                           Marigold: I have a photo of
toss the seed head of foxtail         from growing. Grows best in         we’ve lived in since. It will
grass at each other and               full sun and requires average       grow in shade, however the
keep themselves entertained           watering.                           flowers will not open.           my daughter, Lori, sitting in a

                                      Purple leaf plum: I spent
for hours. This game helps
nature spread seeds all over
town. Boys and girls will kick        many hours in this tree
a pinecone for a mile until           eating green fruit. When the
distracted. Little girls take         fruit     ripened,       the
every opportunity to pick             neighborhood kids used it
flowers for their mom or              for war games. As you can
someone special. A bouquet            imagine, it made a mess.
of fresh-picked flowers heals         The immature fruit is not
all wounds and brightens              green, but always purple.
any day.                              The leaves tend to lose their
     When we grow up, we              color and turn dark green.
plant our own gardens to              This tree will grow in part
make new memories with                shade, but grows best in full
family and friends. We                sun and requires average
become concerned about                watering.

                                      Chinese elm: My father-in-
the care of these plants in
our own backyard. In trying
to recreate our childhood             law, Carl, loved this tree. Its
gardens, we need to learn             graceful weeping character

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Invest Now, Relax Later
LAFCU Investment Services help City employees get the most bang
for their buck

                                                                       W     e’ve all heard the old
                                                                             saying by Benjamin
                                                                       Franklin: “If you’d be
                                                                                                         advisory position. “Our goal
                                                                                                         is to help people understand
                                                                                                         and participate in deferred
                                                                       wealthy, think of saving more     compensation,” in which a
                                                                       than of getting.” Alas, the       portion of one’s income is
                                                                       frugal gospel of Poor             paid out after the income is
                                                                       Richard’s Almanac is more         earned.              Deferred
                                                                       easily     preached       than    compensation         includes
                                                                       practiced. But if you ask         pensions, retirement plans,
                                                                       financial planner Baron           and stock options, and LIS
                                                                       Murdock of the Los Angeles        helps clients determine
                                                                       Federal Credit Union’s            what’s right for them.
                                                                       Investment Services (LIS),             “We are not ‘one size fits
                                                                       City employees are prime          all’,” says Murdock, who
                                                                       candidates to make their          considers factors like age,
                                                                       money work for them.              existing      assets,     risk
                                                                           “City employees have          tolerance, and investment
                                                                       consistent, steady income,        experience when advising
                                                                       which is an ideal situation for   clients. Central to his
                                                                       investment,” says Murdock,        counseling services are
                                                                       who brings over 15 years of       explaining diversification
                                                                       brokerage experience from         and asset allocation – in
                                                                       Merrill    Lynch,     Morgan      other words, where to put
                                                                       Stanley and City Corp to his          Continued on next page
Financial Advisor Baron Murdock of LAFCU Investment Services.
December 2007 | El Pueblo                            SPOTLIGHTS                                                                           Page 9

                                                                           months worth of
                                                                           expenses in place      Retirement:
                                                                           before expanding
                                                                                         other    Are You
                                                                               W h a t e v e r
                                                                           investment options
                                                                           you         choose,
                                                                                                      They say the early bird gets the
                                                                           Murdock stresses       worm. That is certainly true of
                                                                           discipline to all      retirement investments, which become
                                                                           clients. “The whole    increasingly difficult to amass nearing
                                                                           point of deferred      and after retirement.
                                                                           compensation is to         City employees are eligible to
                                                                           have discipline,       purchase life insurance after retirement,
                                                                           and the way to do      but it can be expensive. ACEBSA offers
your money and why. This            Roughly 60% of City                  that is to have a        good rates on AFLAC, but rates
includes:                       employees are currently         professional give you advice.     necessarily rise with age. If life insurance
                                enrolled       in   deferred    It’s like having a coach.”        is part of your retirement plan, the
•   401(k) Rollovers            compensation programs, a        Thanks to LIS, all City           earlier you sign up, the better. The same
•   Additional Income           figure Murdock would like to    employees can now have an         goes for investment portfolios, which are
•   Consolidating Investments   see increase. All LAFCU         ace like Murdock in their
                                                                                                  best built incrementally over a long
•   Education Funding           clients can take advantage of   corner.
                                                                                                  period of years.
•   Estate Planning             the investment services, and        For more information
                                                                                                      For more information about
•   Investment Planning         all City employees are          about          LIS,       visit
                                                                                                  preparing for retirement, contact
•   Long-Term Care Insurance    eligible to join LAFCU. That
                                                                stmentservices.html or call       ACEBSA or LAFCU investment
•   Retirement Accounts         said, Murdock recommends
•   Stocks & Bonds              that people should have an      (877) 695-2328.                   services.
•   Tax Savings                 emergency reserve of 3-6
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  Barry Confirmed as LAFD Chief
  New fire department leader says future looks bright

     t is official: the Los                    Los Angeles native
  I  Angeles
   Department has a new
                            Fire           Barry, 54, was born and
                                           raised in the South Bay,
   Chief. His name is                      attending Narbonne High
   Douglas Barry.                          School and Cal State-
       Barry is a 32-year                  Long Beach. Barry joined
   LAFD veteran and the first              the LAFD as a firefighter in
   African     American       to           1975. He was promoted to
   become        Chief.      He            Captain in 1986 and then
   commenced his term in                   to Battalion Chief in 1993.
   office saying: "the future of           Prior to becoming Chief,
   the fire department is                  Barry had served as
   bright.                                 interim       chief     since
       After    receiving      a           December 2006.
   unanimous vote from the                     "This is a special day
   City Council, Barry was                 in my life and the life of the
   sworn in at an afternoon                Fire Department," Barry
   ceremony outside City                   said after taking the oath
   Hall.     Mayor     Antonio             of office. "The Fire
   Villaraigosa presided at                Department has a rich
   the ceremony, which was                 history. It is my charge to
   also attended by city                   build on what they have
   council members, LAFD                   done       to    lead      the
   personnel, and Barry’s                  department to greater
   family.                                 heights.” I
                                                                                      Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa stands with new Fire Chief Douglas Barry.

  The new Fire Chief's celebration was held at the African American Firefighter Museum.
December 2007 | El Pueblo   SPOTLIGHTS   Page 11
Page 12                                                     FOOD & DRINK                                                          El Pueblo | December 2007

A Tradition of Sweetness Best Recipes!
Sugar cookies are a simple treat                                                    Scrumptious Scalloped Potatoes
with a complex past                                                                 for the Hibernation Months
I n England they’re called “biscuits.”
  In Spain, they are “galletas.” No
matter what you call them, cookies
                                           cookies most closely resemble
                                           modern teacakes and shortbread.
                                               18th century – More baked
                                                                                    E  l Pueblo is seeking out our members' best original recipes. To send
                                                                                       yours in, see page 2 for details. This month, the best recipe title
                                                                                    goes to: Maria Olson. See what she is cooking below:
seem to become a staple of dessert         goods made in homes as Industrial
and snack menus during this                Revolution produces better cooking
comfort-food time of year.                 technology. Term “cookie” (from          Scrumptious Scalloped                 sized dollops of butter throughout.
    But there’s more than meets the        Dutch “koekje,” meaning small cake)      Potatoes                              Top with moderate sprinkling of
eye in these unassuming sweet              begins       appearing    in   printed   By Maria Olson                        cheese. Repeat layer of potatoes,
discs. Consider the history of one of      cookbooks. German settlers in
                                                                                                                          butter and cheese. Pour milk into
confection’s most basic wonders: the       Nazareth, Pennsylvania perfect                                                 corner of pan to half submerge
sugar cookie.                              standardized sugar cookie recipe,                                              potatoes. Season to taste with salt
                                                                                     6-8 medium white potatoes
    7th century A.D. – Sweet cakes         now commonly known as “Nazareth
                                                                                        (round or long)                   and pepper. Top with liberal
from the Persian Empire, who               sugar cookies” or “Amish sugar
                                                                                     1 can breadcrumbs                    coating     of    cheese       and
cultivated sugar, make their way to        cookies.”
Europe as part of the growing spice            19th century – Expansion of           1 tsp (each) salt and pepper         breadcrumbs. Grease one side of
trade.                                     railroad gives cooks access to new        4-6 tbsp butter                      aluminum foil and cover pan
    15th century – Sweet wafers are        ingredients and recipes from around       2 cups milk                          (grease side down). Bake at 400
in wide consumption. Baked goods           the world. Sugar cookie recipes,          ¾ cup cheddar cheese                 degrees for 40-50 minutes.

                                                                                                                          The cook says:
recipes are commonplace in                 favored for their simplicity and             (shredded)
Renaissance cookbooks.                     versatility,     gain      widespread     4 tbsp vegetable oil
    16th century – “Hardtack,” a           popularity.                                                                         “This recipe is all in the
brittle cracker-like biscuit that stayed       1999 – Senate introduces bill to
                                                                                                                          generous amount of ingredients.
fresh for long periods of time, is a       make chocolate chip cookie the                                                 Don’t skimp on the milk, butter or
staple food of sailors exploring the       official cookie of Pennsylvania. House   Preheat oven to 400 degrees.          cheese. More traditional recipes
globe. Sweetened hardtack is               opposes bill in favor of Nazareth                                              use flour instead of breadcrumbs;
                                                                                    Generously grease bottom and
considered a special treat.                sugar cookie. The sugar cookie is
                                                                                    sides of 13x9 pan with vegetable      if you opt for this, make sure to
                                           adopted in 2001. I
                                                                                    oil. Slice potatoes in ¼ - ½ inch     supplement the dish with other
    17th century – English and
Dutch immigrants introduce baked                                                    slices. Line bottom of pan with one   seasonings. Also great as
sweets to America. These early butter                                               layer of potatoes. Dollop ½ tsp-      leftovers.” I
December 2007 | El Pueblo                                                  TRAVEL                                                                                     Page 13

A B O U T                                                                                                    T O W N
 O Little Town of Solvang
 Danish Winterfest is a stone’s throw from L.A.

C     rouched in the chilly Baltic
      waters north of Germany,
Denmark seems as foreign a
                                     with aromas of plump bread
                                     and warm raspberry compote.
                                        Running        from      mid-
                                                                        at this 7,000-foot showroom is
                                                                        something to behold. Rather
                                                                        than housing boxes of old junk
                                                                                                                The Book Loft and Hans
                                                                                                            Christian            Andersen
                                                                                                            Museum: I am a sucker for an
                                                                                                                                              Down the main street of town,
                                                                                                                                              passers-by are solicited with
                                                                                                                                              discount coupons for wine
place to Southern California as      November through the end of        and        bric-a-brac,       the   independent bookstore, and        tasting rooms lining the block.
the frosty surface of Mars. But      the year, the annual Winterfest    proprietors of this unique          this merchant/museum is one       My recommendation is Wild
just two hours up the road from      sees the town decked out in        bazaar showcase only the            of the finest in Santa Barbara    Heart Winery, though Fess
Los     Angeles,     a     winter    seasonal regalia. Twinkling        finest vintage merchandise          County. The upstairs museum,      Parker’s inn/spa is probably
celebration is taking place in       lights and colorful bows           from around the globe.              devoted      to    fairy   tale   the town’s biggest draw.
the quaint Danish village of         underscore the town’s inherent     Especially recommended for          heavyweight Andersen (author      Solvang also has a small
Solvang, California.                 fairy tale ambience, and the       connoisseurs of timepieces          of “The Little Mermaid,” “The     selection of tasting rooms if
   Founded in 1911 by a              evening air is often crisp         and music boxes. For more           Emperor’s New Clothes” and        you’re not up for the detour.
group of Danish teachers,            enough to warrant a honen          info, call 805-688-6222.            “The Ugly Duckling”), is worth        Nojoqui Falls: Another
“Solvang” provided a haven           ride (horse-drawn streetcar)           Danish danishes: It is          seeing -- at least for a funny    short drive from Solvang, this
from frigid Midwestern winters       and oversized mug of piping        perhaps unsurprising that a         photo op next to an oversized     100-foot wall of water slows to
and takes its name from the          hot cider.                         Danish village would boast an       bust of Andersen’s head. And      a trickle during the summer but
Danish words for “sunny field.”         Whether you visit during        enviable selection of baked         if there are any hard-to-find     flourishes in the winter rains. A
After nearly a century of            Winterfest or in the dog days of   goods. My personal favorite is      books on your holiday             Google search of “Nojoqui
settlement      and      growth,     summer, there are five pit stops   Mortensen’s, but pretty much        shopping list, this is a great    Falls” will yield directions and
Solvang retains its small-town       that should accompany any          all bakeries and restaurants        place to forage. For more info,   more information.
charm. Hinterland windmills          Solvang trip:                      within      city   limits     are   visit          Oh, and one more tidbit
dot the pastoral landscape.             Solvang Antique Center:         dependable        for     choice    or call 805-688-6010.             that might come in handy for
Well-tread sidewalks crawl           Even if you’re not usually a       pastries. A local favorite is           Wine tasting: Los Olivos, a   your Solvang excursion: “Jeg
past a queue of homey novelty        person for whom “antique” is a     aebelskiver, which are like fried   small town about six miles        kan ikke dansk” means “I don’t
shops,         B&Bs,         and     verb,      the      breathtaking   pancake balls covered with          north of Solvang, is world-       speak Danish.” I
confectionaries that fill the air    collection of yesteryear goods     fruit or powdered sugar.            renowned for its vintners.
Page 14                                              EXTRA, EXTRA                                                            El Pueblo | December 2007

                                              Thank You, Parking Services
    ACEBSA                                    Sixth Annual Parking Services Appreciation Day

    Elections                                 Held High Atop City Hall

      ursuant to ACEBSA bylaws (Article
  P   VII, Section 2), the 2008-2009
  ACEBSA officer election was not
  conducted      due    to   uncontested
  nominations at the Board of Directors
  meeting on October 17, 2007.
     The new 2008-2009 ACEBSA board-
  elected officers will be: President –
  Miranda Paster, First VP – Raul Valdivia,
  Second VP –Adrienne Bass, Treasurer –
  Suzanne Scheideker-Cook, Secretary –
  David Vara I

                                                  wards presentations and a        the Year, Years of Service, and      presentation venue that sits 27
                                              A   catered barbecue lunch were
                                              the highlights at the Sixth Annual
                                                                                   Perfect Attendance recognitions.
                                                                                   Cliff Ruff, who serves as Chief of
                                                                                                                        stories up in City Hall Tower. A 360
                                                                                                                        degree cityscape lay behind the
                                              Parking Services Appreciation Day    Staff for Councilmember Dennis       room’s dark, heavy drapes, and
                                              on Thursday, November 27.            Zine, also delivered a message of    some guests stepped out to an
                                                  Melody McCormick, director of    thanks on behalf of the City.        observation platform to enjoy the
                                              Building Services, conducted              After awards were presented,    view: thousands of cars inching
                                              opening remarks and introduced       over 100 guests mixed at tables in   down the freeways, all looking for a
                                              awards presenters for Employee of    the Tom Bradley Room, a              place to park. I
December 2007 | El Pueblo            EXTRA, EXTRA   Page 15

Guzzlers Did It Again!
     epresenting the Department
R    of Transportation's Central
Division, The Guzzlers are
ACEBSA’s        2007       Co-Ed
Underhand Softball Team
champions. This is the Guzzlers’
second               consecutive
championship, having won the
title in 2006. The team has a
reputation for playing hard and
is “in it to win it.” Next year’s
teams better watch out – they
may try to make it three in a row.
Congratulations Guzzlers! I

A Clean Break
Custodial workers enjoy their day in the sun

    anitation workers for the
S   City of Los Angeles were
toasted at the Tenth Annual
Custodian Appreciation Day on
Thursday, November 1. Among
those honored were various
Custodians        and       Senior
Custodians of the Year from
each district, who were
presented       with     trophies,
certificates      and        other
    Under a crowded afternoon
tent, hundreds of custodial
employees lined up for cake
and conversation as longtime
employees were recognized for
their years of service. The event
was sponsored by SEIU Local
721 & LIUNA Local 777.
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Winter Wonderland Essay Contest
Winner: Dennis Hammonds!
Last month, we asked            California adds a different    temperature, winter, with its    forward year after year to                  others, we would surely
you to tell us about your       feel to winter, contrary to    special family traditions, is    winter’s magical time.                      miss the opportunity to
ultimate             winter     what is portrayed in a         the time of year that makes          It’s    important     to                build on our own lasting
wonderland. The winning         Hollywood movie or the         us     yearn     for    family   remember that our family                    memories.
essay is by Dennis              typical wintry painting by     celebrations that bring us       traditions have followed us                     The ultimate winter
Hammonds of the LAPD.           Currier & Ives. We live in     peace and enrich our souls.      here       to     Southern                  wonderland is a place in
Enjoy!                          Southern          California   It’s very important that we      California from many                        our hearts that we visit
    The ultimate winter         because of the diverse         honor the traditions of winter   different homelands and                     each winter; a place where
wonderland is a place that      year-round          outdoor    for the sake of our children     they are an important part                  each of us is at peace and
is conjured up differently in   activities that we all enjoy   as well as ourselves. These      of who we are as people.                    want to share our good
all of us. My idea of a         so much. The winters here      passed-on traditions enrich      It does not serve us well to                fortunes with others. It is a
wonderland is something         are warm and sometimes         our lives and help to            only practice and value the                 place of inner comfort
that I have formed over         the seasons are difficult to   preserve and bind family         ideas that others have                      where families can gather
many years of family            tell apart. Winters here do    generations together.            created. The ultimate                       and celebrate the arrival of
teaching, reading and           not come with snow and              Looking back over the       winter wonderland is                        a glorious new season.
many             traditional    coats with scarves and         many years of winter             something imagined by all
Hollywood screenplays.          mittens.     Our    winters    holidays I’ve celebrated         of us. If we only accepted
My wonderland would not         sometimes come with air        here       in       Southern     the ideas and traditions of
                                                                                                                                            Dennis Hammonds

be better but likely            conditioning, dirt bikes in    California, I remember the
                                                                                                                                            Sgt1, LAPD

different from everyone         the desert or surfboards       joy and excitement of each
else’s.                         on the beach.                  winter, which has inspired
    Living in Southern               Whatever the outside      and kept me looking

   Extra! Extra!                                                                                    Instructions For How To Give Your Input and Communicate with ACEBSA:
                                                                                                    1) Under "Date:", put today's date. 2) Write any comment, suggestion or
                                                                                                    compliment to ACEBSA you may have. 3) In the "Response" section, this
                                                                                                    area is for an ACEBSA staff member to reply to your comment, suggestion,
   Read All About The Savings!                                                                      or compliment. 4) Cut out this slip below, and mail it to us or drop it off at
                                                                                                    our office. We look forward to communicating with you!

    ACEBSA has a new savings program

                                           Every Wednesday,
                              ACEBSA will discount a
                    theme park ticket for $1.00 less than the
        regular ACEBSA price. For the month of November,
  the featured ticket is...

                    SEE’S CANDIES
    For the entire month of December, every Wednesday the
    See's Candies certificates will be discounted and sold for
                           $9.50 each.

           Next month a new ticket will be featured at a discounted rate.
December 2007 | El Pueblo                                  LISTINGS                                                                    Page 17

New Members
ACEBSA extends a very warm welcome to the following
                                                                                In Memoriam
                                                                                Active Deceased
new members, who recently joined ACEBSA:                                        Du Ho, Airport, 10 years. Died: 9/1/07.
Stuart Ablaza            Mirza Gallardo            Daniel Navarro
Miguel Alarcon           Karen Garay               Paul Navarro
                                                                                David Brown, Harbor, 3 years. Died: 8/25/05.
Juan Alba                Elias Garcia              Enrico Nelson                Charles Miller, Harbor, 23 years. Died: 10/13/07.
Kennith Alloway          Jose Garcia               Long Nguyen
Jorge Arellano           Makonnen Gebrehiwot       Abelardo Nunez               Eloise Murillo, LAPD, 33 years. Died: 10/13/07.
Mark Arnold              Christopher Gomez         Corey O’Bryan                Paul Bennett, Public Works, 8 years. Died: 10/3/07.
Jonathan Arrazola        Arturo Gonzalez           Whitney Olafson
Samuel Arreguin          Issac Gonzalez-Clemente   Louis Origel                 George Gemeiner, Rec. & Parks, 4 years. Died: 9/21/07.
Maria Arroyo             Ashley Goodroe            Jacob Palacios
Vincenzo Averaimo        Walter Graffious          John Paluccy                 Charles Casillas, Rec. & Parks, 33 years. Died: 9/30/07.
William Barnes           Lawrence Grey             Judith Parra
Fernando Barrios         Brandon Griffith          Kasey Patton
Jane Becerra
Andrew Begg
                         Saul Guardado
                         Enrique Guerrero
                                                   Christian Pedini
                                                   Pedro Perea
                                                                                Retired Deceased
Michael Bejarano         Jorge Guerrero            Angela Perez                 Bennie Franklin, Airports, 29 years. Died: 10/30/07.
Cherrie Berkley          Jeffrey Hagel             Ivan Perez
Phil Bernal              Ejiah Haggerty            Christopher Pierce           Clifford Harris, Airports, 22 years. Died: 10/15/07.
Robert Berry             Kyle Halstead             Christopher Poelke           Thomas Hawkins, CDD, 15 years. Died: 10/6/07.
Stephen Bisuano          Jared Hebert              Marcus Portis
Tracy Blozis             Andrea Henderson          Homer Post                   George Schell, City Attorney, 24 years. Died: 10/12/07.
Kenelm Booth             Richard Hendrickson       William Price
Erich Brown              Elizabeth Henriquez       Belinda Quezada
                                                                                Christine Coleman, City Clerk, 31 years. Died: 10/2/07.
William Brownell         Alan Hernandez            Ernesto Ramirez              Jeanne Conley, City Clerk, 15 years. Died: 8/22/07.
Joseph Broyles           Orlando Hernandez         Christina Reveles
Kenneth Buyard           Calvin Hill               Yvonne Reyes                 Virginia Cottrell, City Clerk, 35 years. Died: 10/15/07.
Nick Cali                Samuel Hilliard           Cheryl Richards              Mary Murphy, Controller’s Office, 39 years. Died: 8/1/07.
Anthony Canales          Jason Hing                Eduardo Rios
Barry Carpenter          Maria Hitt                Danny Rodriguez              William Judie, Sanitation, 11 years. Died: 10/9/07.
Anibal Carrasco          Mark Holland              Jesse Rodriguez
Jeffriana Cascone        Steven Holzhauer          Wendy Rodriguez              Joe Markus, Dept. of Transportation, 31 years. Died:
Rafael Castellanos       Theodore Irving           Danielle Rojas               10/3/07.
Mariana Castillo         Shawn Ivers               Jesse Rosales
Pete Ceniceros           Rachelle Jackson          Timothy Ross                 Fred Eggan, Disability, 8 years. Died: 7/7/07.
Blair Charles            Joshua Jacobs             Francisco Rubio              Louise Moore, Engineering, 11 years. Died: 9/27/07.
Miguel Chavez Franco     Robert Jaramillo          Hana Saad
Allen Cheng              Dennis Jarrott            Graciela Salazar             Norman Ripetoe, General Services, 38 years. Died:
Brett Coffey             Trevor Jenks              Lawra Salvatierra
Marshall Cooley          Glenn Johnson             Ronnie Saunders              10/16/07.
Dina Cordova             Shari Johnson             Robert Sewell                Kenneth Beedle, General Services, 20 years. Died:
Alex Corona              David Jones               Jeffrey Shanaphy
Heriberto Coronado       Albert Kei                Christine Shin               9/20/07.
Ramez Dabdoub            Joseph Kelley             Paul Siegel                  James Shields, ITA, 38 years. Died: 9/23/07.
Robert Daniels           Lawrence Kim              Albert Smith
Carla Dasselaar          Stacey Kim                Michael Spoolstra            Martin Goris, Public Works, 28 years. Died: 10/23/07.
Brian Davis              Kenneth Kirkness          Joseph Stevenson
Jayda Davis              Michael Kurgan            Vincent Stroway              Hazel Satoshige, Personnel, 33 years. Died: 9/7/07.
Harry Denton             Chintana Kurimoto         Hugo Tadeo                   Ovid Smith, Public Works, 30 years. Died: 9/15/07.
Jose Diaz                Scott Kwasigroch          Yasunori Takahashi
Richard Diede            Chase Lambert             Jose Talavera                Edward Thomas, Public Works, 26 years. Died: 10/21/07.
Jonathan Diego           Trinell Lawson            Renee Talavera               George Callahan, Public Works, 36 years. Died: 9/28/07.
Jim Digrado              Damon Leach               Larry Tamayo
Gordon Dupree            Robert Lepe               Ella Tarrant                 Frank Granack, Public Works, 31 years. Died: 10/24/07.
Crystal Edwards          Kenneth Lewis             Manuel Tovar
Christopher Eick         Daniel Liberto            Glenn Twardy                 Jeanette Harris, Public Works, 11 years. Died: 10/25/07.
David Ellern             Agustine Lopez            Adam Van Gerpen              Lincoln Alexander, Public Works, 33 years. Died: 10/13/07.
Eileen Esparrago         Saul Lopez                Suzzanne Vasquez
Maria Estevez            Michael Love              Carlos Vera                  William Grate, Public Works, 16 years. Died: 7/24/07.
Roxie Evans              Vernon Lucero             Tamera Walker                Thomas McKinney, Rec. & Parks, 14 years. Died: 10/16/07.
Robert Felix             Robert Lujan              Kaenean Warren
Richard Fernandez        George Marquez            Dennis Waters                Herman Reed, Rec. & Parks, 22 years. Died: 10/9/07.
Victor Fernandez         Kathy Marshall            Michael Whitney
Kyle Flake               Lawrence Martinez         Kenneth Williams             Charles Shoemaker, Street Maintenance, 26 years. Died:
Raymond Flores           Julie McAllister Smith    Nichole Williams-Kelso       10/28/07.
Gregory Flynn            Jose Melendez             Cheryl Winston-Lewis
Travis Foellmer          David Mireles             Michael Woodard              James Moore, Street Maintenance, 22 years. Died: 9/27/07.
David Fogt               Patricia Morales          Sheree Wynn                  Richard Price, Transportation, 27 years. Died: 9/29/07.
James Forsyth            Randy Moyes               Aaron Ybarra
Roger Foster             Ismael Murguia            Christabel Youssef
Yong Fou                 Anthony Myers             Venice Yu
Robert Fragoso           Robert Myers
Armando Gabaldon         Stefanie Nash

Erlinda Acosta, Neighbor Emp., 27 years.       Ken Luc, Library, 20 years.                     Joe Diaz, Transportation, 38 years.
Michael Ames, Police, 32 years.                Julie Ann Matheson, Library, 21 years.          Patricia Ellison, Attorney’s Office, 30 years.
Victor Ballesteros, Personnel, 35 years.       Michael Miller, Bldg. & Safety, 19 years.       Blanca Fife, Police, 37 years.
Helgard Bloemake, Library, 12 years.           Kenneth Rosart, Public Works, 24 years.         Gregory Jackson, Council, 12 years.
Francine Bronstein, Disability, 32 years.      Celia Saenz, Police, 22 years.                  Victoria Magana, Public Works, 8 years.
Jesus Castillo, Public Works, 29 years.        Sandra Bernal, Police, 30 years.                Michael Owens, Zoo, 34 years.
Yuan Tai Chang, ITA, 27 years.                 Rita Buckley, Library, 21 years.                Albert Proescholdt, Transportation, 41 years.
Bruce Corbitt, Fire, 27 years.                 James Buckner, ITA, 28 years.                   Maria Reinhardt, Rec. & Parks, 22 years.
Rigoberto Elias, Rec. & Parks, 22 years.       Oscar Chavez, Convention Center, 37 years.      David Rojo, CDD, 18 years.
Stephen Fortune, Public Works, 38 years.       Leonard Churn, Airports, 19 years.              Alfred Schlegel, Transportation, 20 years.
David Hanlon, Airports, 27 years.              Rachel Cruz, ITA, 31 years.                     Ira Starks, Transportation, 29 years.
Betty Harris, Transportation, 31 years.        Jeanne Di Conti, Attorney’s Office, 32 years.   Manuel Velarde, Rec. & Parks, 32 years.
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  contact phone number. Ads submitted without first and last name of member may not be run. Ads run for up to 3 months.

       ______________________                                     FOR SALE- 2001 GMC Sierra 1500 Ext. Cab               FOR SALE- 3 bd/1.5 ba. Hillside Village area of      FOR RENT-Lovely refinished 2BR rear house.
         AUTOMOTIVE                                               Pickup. Storm Grey. New tires, rims & shocks.         El Sereno on a cul-de-sac street. Remodeled          Very quiet. One-year lease. Washington & La
                                                                  Billet grill, Rhino lining, tinted windows, leather   kitchen, refinished hardwood floors, fresh paint,    Brea. $1350, dep. $650. Call 310-308-1523.
FOR SALE- 1986 Harley Davidson Motorcycle.                        interior. Very clean, one owner. Asking $12,000       copper plumbing, central air. Covered patio, fruit   (12/07)
1100 CC's Liberty Edition. 22,000 original miles.                 OBO. Please call 310-351-5755. (12/07)                trees. Must see. 2227 Thelma Avenue. Call (626)            ______________________
Runs well. New battery. Call (213) 473-0133.                               ______________________                       319-0585. (10/07)                                              FURNITURE
(10/07)                                                                          CEMETERY
                                                                                                                        FOR SALE- Timeshare Plan. Includes 9 Grand           FOR SALE- White wicker loveseat. New, never
FOR SALE- 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid.                                FOR SALE- Cemetery plot in Forest Lawn,               Vacation    resorts    and       exchanges   with    used. $100. Call 818-242-3639.(12/07)
Automatic. Blue with 122,500 mostly freeway                       Hollywood Hills. Lot 3966, Space 2. Bell of           International resorts located worldwide. Call
miles. New Michelin tires. Average 45 mpg.                        Peace. $2,700. Contact Douglas or Robie Adger         Victor (323) 356-7595. (10/07)                             ______________________
Carpool stickers. Registration good through                       (714) 828-2699. (10/07)
                                                                                                                        FOR SALE- Roseville, CA residence. Built in
August 2008. Original owner. $11,500. Call
                                                                  FOR SALE- 3 side by side plots at Rose Hills,
                                                                                                                                                                             FOR SALE- 2 Makita diamond blades 16”
(626) 675-9821. (10/07)
                                                                                                                        2000, 2158 sq. ft., 3-4bed/2bath, 3-car garage,
FOR SALE- 1973 Classic Mercedes 450SL, new
                                                                  Whittier. Lot 858, Memory Lane, 1, 2, and 3.
                                                                                                                        indoor laundry, covered patio. 90 min from Lake      concrete cutting. Paid $325 each. Willing to sell
                                                                  $2100 each. Call (208) 375-0433. Ask for Henry.
tires, like new soft top, with hard top also. New                                                                       Tahoe. Call (916) 704-0088. (11/07)                  for $280 each or $500 takes both. Call Bryan
                                                                                                                                                                             (818) 399-3233. (10/07)
                                                                                                                        FOR RENT- Never lived-in single story. 3
paint, Mercedes silver, good condition. 2nd
owner for 30 years. $7,500 OBO. Call Ron or Joy                   FOR SALE- 2 cemetery plots at Forest Lawn,
at (951) 485-0075. (11/07)                                        Hollywood Hills, interment spaces 1 & 2, lot 2929,    bed/2bath, open kitchen with island, granite         FOR SALE- King Pelican Case, approx. 22x17x6

FOR SALE- 1971 classic Rolls Royce Silver
                                                                  Exaltation section. Both for $5400. Please call       counters, washer/dryer, fridge & appliances          interior, 23x18x8.5 exterior. $75. Call (951) 487-
                                                                  Agnes at (661) 600-7581. (11/07)                      included. Blinds on all windows, living room w/      5984. (11/07)
Shadow, like new paint (white), like new interior,                                                                      fireplace, 2-car garage, 2 covered patios, gated
beige leather, 2nd owner. Good condition.                         FOR SALE- Three side by side plots at Rose            community with common pool & BBQ area.               FOR SALE- 2001 Harley Softtail Standard. 29k,
$17,500 OBO. Call Ron or Joy at (951) 485-0075.                   Hills, Whittier. Lot 858, Memory Lane: 1, 2 and 3.    Border of La Quinta & Indio. Call Call Ron or Joy    chrome primary and trans covers, detachable
(11/07)                                                           $2100 each. Call 208-375-0433. Ask for Henry.         at (951) 485-0075. (11/07)                           backrest, Wooly Mammoth cover, leather trip

FOR SALE-1994 White Nissan Maxima, V6
                                                                  (12/07)                                                                                                    bags and nylon trip bags, dealer maintained, new
                                                                                                                        FOR SALE-House and lot for sale in Philippines.
                                                                  FOR SALE- Two cemetery plots, side by side.
                                                                                                                                                                             tires and battery. Must sell, asking $9,500. Call
engine 3.0 liter, auto transmission. 120,244 miles.
                                                                                                                        Lot is 718 sq. m., fenced, room for pool. House is   (818) 353-3667. (11/07)
Power steering, cruise control, tilt wheel. Power                 Rose Hills cemetery, Garden of Affection. $5000
                                                                                                                        2 stories, 5bed/3bath, 2 kitchens, 1 maid’s room.
                                                                                                                                                                             FOR SALE- KC Yorkshire Terrier. Male, born
brakes, windows, locks. Sunroof, A/C, AM/FM                       for both or $2500 each. Contact Eula at 310-631-
stereo w/ CD/cassette. $2850. Good condition.                                                                           Built 1987. 3-car garage. Asking $102,571. Call
                                                                  2651. (12/07)
Call Susie at 310-515-1705. (12/07)                                                                                     Belen Cacnio (909) 861-6596. (11/07)                 9/24/06. $1,000 but negotiable. Please call

                                                                  FOR SALE- Two cemetery plots. Garden of
                                                                                                                                                                             Agnes at (661) 600-7581. (11/07)
FOR SALE- 1999 Winnebago Adventurer. 33½                                                                                FOR RENT- Apartment in residential NE Los
                                                                                                                                                                             FOR SALE- Elliptical exercise machine. Slightly
                                                                  Affection. $1700 for one or $3200 for both.
ft, “Class A” w/ 16 ft slide-out. Excellent                                                                             Angeles. 1bed/1bath, kitchen, living room,
                                                                  Moving, need QUICK sale. Transfer fees payable
condition w/ only 23k miles. Sleeps 6. Fully self-                                                                      garage. New paint and carpeting. Convenient to       used, space saver. $450 OBO. Email C. Starkey
                                                                  by seller. Call Grace at 661-858-0827. (12/07)
contained. Many options/upgrades: semi-auto                                                                             markets,    public    transportation,   freeways.    at (11/07)
levelers, outside shower, inverter, slide-out                              ______________________                       $800/month. Call (213) 718-1121. (11/07)
pantry, driver’s side door, etc. NADA guide avg.
                                                                               HOUSE/                                                                                        FOR SALE- Bookcase. Solid nondescript
                                                                                                                        FOR SALE- Horse property with views in
retail value: $52k. Asking $47k firm. Call Rey at
                                                                                                                                                                             hardwood. 28.5x36x9. Good condition. Green
909-481-1361. (12/07)                                                        TIMESHARES                                 Paradise, CA. 2.5 fenced acres, 3bed/2bath, d/a      paint. Not fancy but has creative potential. Needs

FOR SALE- 1998 Dodge Caravan SE Sport. 3.3L                       FOR SALE- Beautiful, serene 5 acre parcel in          garage, 2262 sq. ft.. 20x36 shop w/ .75bath & 12’    new home & new paint. $40 obo. Burbank/NoHo
                                                                  Kila, Montana. Mountain views. View of South          overhead. 20x28 boat garage plus RV hookups          area. Contact Annette at (818) 259-9518. (11/07)
V6, power windows & locks, quad bucket seats,
                                                                  Lake. Septic approved, power and phone only           and dump. $549,000. Call (530) 877-9131.
                                                                                                                                                                             FOR SALE-
trip computer, AM/FM/CD/cassette, 10 speakers.
Only 92,000 miles. One owner, garaged at home                     200' away. Lake freezes in winter, Provides           (11/07)                                                              Bookcase. Revolving with two
                                                                  excellent pike fishing. $90,000. Call Kim (818)                                                            sections 21.5x21.5x29. Maple. Purchased at
                                                                                                                        FOR SALE- Las Vegas condo timeshare, one
and work. Good condition. $4200. Call Bill at
310-547-0379. (12/07)                                             388-1306. (10/07)                                                                                          Plummers in July 2003 for $230. Excellent

                                                                  FOR RENT- Spectacular Downtown South Park
                                                                                                                        block from the Strip. 1bed deluxe with Jacuzzi       condition. $130 obo. Burbank/NoHo area.
FOR SALE- 2000 Honda Accord LX. Black, over                                                                             bath. Chose prime dates like 11/21/07-11/24/07       Contact Annette at (818) 259-9518. (11/07)
127,000 miles. Stick shift, 2.3L engine, runs                     Loft atop Ralph's Fresh Fare Supermarket. $2800       or 1/1/08-1/4/08. Please call Sonny or Rosemary
                                                                                                                                                                             FOR SALE- 1987 Coachman, class-C motor
good. Clean title. Power steering, windows, locks,                per month. Most utilities paid. 2 bd/2ba. 1,100
                                                                                                                        at (951) 739-0419. (11/07)
mirror. Tilt wheel, cruise control, A/C, AM/FM/CD,                sq.     ft.  Call    (323)    828-3953       or
                                                                                                                                                                             home. 26 ft. Rear twin beds, split bath, sleeps 6.
                                                                                                                        FOR SALE- Monarch Grand Vacation Int’l
tinted windows, locking gas cap. Tags recently           for more info. (10/07)
                                                                                                                                                                             Rear air shocks & tow pkg. Ford 460 engine-

                                                                  FOR RENT- Echo Park house on wooded hillside.
renewed. $5600 OBO. Call 323-854-2534 and
                                                                                                                        Timeshare. Many vacation resorts to choose           generator. New tires, outside shower, fully self-
leave and number. (12/07)
                                                                                                                        from, including Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe and            contained. $7500 obo. Call (818) 347-6478.
                                                                  1.5 bedrooms/ ba. Yard. Rustic Japanese home.
FOR SALE- 1929 Ford Model “A” Roadster Pickup.
                                                                                                                        Cancun along with exchanges to int’l resorts.        (11/07)
                                                                  10 minutes to Downtown. $1800 per month. Call
                                                                                                                        Timeshare is “fully loaded” with 300 points. Call
                                                                                                                                                                             FOR SALE- 2 matching 2006 Kawasaki 400 KFX
Restored. $15,000 OBO. Call 661-254-4979.                         (323) 664-6672. (10/07)
                                                                                                                        Melissa at 714-883-6337. (12/07)
                                                                                                                                                                             quads, bright orange, mint condition. $5000 each
                                                                                                                                                                             obo. Call Patty at (661) 965-9457. (11/07)
                      Senior Living!
                       – –                                                 Free Interview Classes!                                                     FOR SALE- – Lift for a van. $1200 OBO. Call
                Oceana is an established senior (over 55) community in the
 “country” part of nearby Oceanside, offering many floor plans, clubhouses, hobby shops,
                                                                                                 ACE YOUR NEXT JOB INTERVIEW!                                                Carole at 626-960-3309. (12/07)

                                                                                                                                                                             FOR SALE- –2007 Maclaren Quest Sport Stroller.
     a golf course, ocean breezes, and much more. The best value around for a quality
    neighborhood! Prices from $150,000-$290,000; rentals from $850-$1,400 per month.               Practice and prepare for your next
                    – Resale/Rental office open Monday through Saturday –
                   From Los Angeles, take I-5 south to Oceanside Blvd. exit.
                                                                                                  City exam or departmental interview.                                       Charcoal/sky blue. Brand new. Durable &
                     Go east about 2 miles to El Camino Real. Turn left on                                                                                                   lightweight. For kinds 3 mos. - 5 years. $165
                 El Camino Real, go to 2nd stop light. Turn right into Oceana.                     Contact Retired Senior Personnel Analyst Bob Cutler                       (retails for $225). Great baby shower or
                   Sue Stiger                 (760) 757-7877                                            at (310) 937-5678 or at                                Christmas gift. Call Jackie at 213-598-1033.
               531-B Vista Bella • Oceanside, Ca • 92057-7004
December 2007 | El Pueblo                                          TICKET ORDER FORM                                                                                                                                                                 Page 19

                                                               To order is simple! The three ways are:
MAIL-IN: Clip out this order form, and mail it with your check to ACEBSA, Attention: Ticket Orders, 201 North Los Angeles Street, City Hall Mall, Space 17,
Los Angeles, CA 90012
FAX-IN: Using this form, write in the tickets you wish to purchase, provide your credit card information and your signature, and fax it to us at (213)621-8832.
WALK-IN: If you come into the ACEBSA Office at 201 North Los Angeles Street, in Space 17 in the City Hall Mall, a Member Services Representative will be
happy to help you. We also validate parking after 20 minutes. Please park in the City Hall Public Parking. The entrance is on Los Angeles Street, between Temple
Street and the freeways.
                                                                    MEMBER                                                                                                                                      MEMBER
  DISCOUNT TICKETS                                                   PRICE      QUANTITY         TOTAL          DISCOUNT TICKETS                                                                                 PRICE              QUANTITY      TOTAL

                                        THEATER TICKETS                                                                                                          SPECIALTY ITEMS
                        (LIMIT 10 OF EACH TICKET PER DAY)
                                                                                                                Discount Wednesdays:
  AMC Silver                                         $6.50 X __________= ____________                           See’s Gift Certificate                             $9.50 X __________= ____________
  AMC Gold                                           $8.00 X __________= ____________
  _____________________________________________________________________________________                                                                  SPECIAL EVENT TICKETS
  AMC Small Coca-Cola                                $3.00 X __________= ____________
  _____________________________________________________________________________________                                                                 (LIMIT 5 OF EACH TICKET PER DAY)
  AMC Small Popcorn                                  $3.00 X __________= ____________
  _____________________________________________________________________________________                         Entertainment Books          San Fernando Valley  $20.00 X __________= ____________
  Cinemark Platinum                                  $7.00 X __________= ____________                                                            Orange County    $35.00 X __________= ____________
  _____________________________________________________________________________________                                                     Los Angeles County    $25.00 X __________= ____________
  Cinemark Classic                                   $6.00 X __________= ____________
  _____________________________________________________________________________________                                                        San Gabriel Valley $20.00 X __________= ____________
  IMAX at Exposition Park                 Adult      $5.75 X __________= ____________
                              Child (Ages 4-12)      $4.25 X __________= ____________                           (**Must be activated by date indicated)
  KRIKORIAN Premier                                  $7.00 X __________= ____________                           Before ordering miscellaneous Special EventTickets as Listed in the current El Pueblo, call the ACEBSA office
  _____________________________________________________________________________________                         at (213) 485-2485 from 7:30 a.m. thru 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday, except all major holidays and the last
  Laemmle’s Theatres                                 $6.50 X __________= ____________
  _____________________________________________________________________________________                         business day of the month, when we close for inventory at 2:00 p.m. Mail orders are processed and
  LOEWS-CINEPLEX                                     $6.00 X __________= ____________
  _____________________________________________________________________________________                         returned via mail on the day the order is received.
  MANN Theaters                                      $7.00 X __________= ____________
  PACIFIC Gift Book                                                                                             _____________________________________________________________________________________
  includes (2) Unrestricted tickets                                                                             SUBTOTAL                                                               $__________
  (2) Med. Drinks (1) Lg. Popcorn                   $27.50 X __________= ____________
  PACIFIC Walk/Drive In                              $6.50 X __________= ____________

                                                                                                                    (ACEBSA is not responsible for tickets lost in the mail.)
  _____________________________________________________________________________________                         I STANDARD                                                                                                                     $___0.00___
  REGAL                                              $6.50 X __________= ____________
  REGAL Premier                                                       $7.50 X __________= ____________

                                                                                                                  (Please add $4.20 per book)
  _____________________________________________________________________________________                         I ENTERTAINMENT BOOK SHIPPING
  The BRIDGE                                                          $9.50 X __________= ____________
  _____________________________________________________________________________________                                                                                                $__________
  Tickets may be invalid for certain shows. Please see ticket or newspaper for special information on Special   _____________________________________________________________________________________
  Engagement/VIP tickets
                                                                                                                TOTAL (PLEASE INCLUDE MAIL CHARGES IF ANY)                             $__________
                                     THEME PARK TICKETS
                        (LIMIT 10 OF EACH TICKET PER DAY)                                                                                                    MEMBER INFORMATION
  Aquarium of              Adult (thru 12/31/07)    $14.45 X __________= ____________                           MEMBER’S NAME _____________________________________________________________________
  the Pacific               Child (thru 12/31/07)   $10.45 X __________= ____________
  Catalina Express         Adult (thru 12/31/07)    $50.00 X __________= ____________                           Address _______________________________________________________________________________
                           Child (thru 12/31/07)    $42.00 X __________= ____________
  _____________________________________________________________________________________                         City__________________________________________ State__________ Zip _____________________
  Catalina Express         Adult (thru 12/31/07)    $19.70 X __________= ____________
  Discovery Tours          Child (thru 12/31/07)    $10.10 X __________= ____________
  _____________________________________________________________________________________                         Home Phone #_________________________Work Phone # _________________________________
  Disneyland-Only          Adult (thru 12/13/07)    $58.50 X __________= ____________                                                                            PAYMENT METHOD
                           Child (thru 12/13/07)    $50.50 X __________= ____________
                                                                                                                I CHECK
  Disney’s So. Cal. Select Annual Passport            $118.50 X __________= ____________
                                    (thru 12/13/07)**                                                           Driver’s License #______________________________________________________________________
  _____________________________________________________________________________________                                                                                          (Required for Check Payment)

  Disney’s So. Cal. Annual Passport                                 $146.80 X __________= ____________
                                                                                                                Make check payable to ACEBSA. Your driver’s license number and day time telephone number must be
                                  (thru 12/13/07)**
  _____________________________________________________________________________________                         written on the front of the check. Membership will be verified before the tickets are sent out. Please
  Disneyland Premium Annual Passport                                                                            check order carefully. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.
                                  (thru 12/13/07)** $339.50 X __________= ____________
                                                                                                                I CREDIT CARD Please circle one: VISA MASTERCARD AMERICAN EXPRESS
  Disneyland Deluxe Annual Passport
                                  (thru 12/13/07)** $219.50 X __________= ____________
  _____________________________________________________________________________________                         Cardholder’s Name: ___________________________________________________________________
  Disneyland Hopper          Adult (thru 12/13/07)  $63.50 X __________= ____________
                             Child (thru 12/13/07)  $55.50 X __________= ____________
  _____________________________________________________________________________________                         Credit Card Number: _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _
                                                                                                                                                |   |    |   |   |   |   |   |    |    |   |    |   |    |      |   |   |   |   |    |   Exp. Date____/____
  Disneyland 2-day Hopper    Adult (thru 12/13/07)  $96.50 X __________= ____________
                             Child (thru 12/13/07)  $81.50 X __________= ____________
  _____________________________________________________________________________________                         CVV Code: _ _ _ (Last 3 digits located on the signature strip. Amex: last 4 digits above card number)
                                                                                                                                |   |   |   |

                                                                                                                STATEMENT OF AUTHORIZATION: I, the authorized user and undersigned, authorize the
  Fishing Tickets 3/4-Day                           $35.50 X __________= ____________
  Golf ‘n’ Stuff                                    $12.00 X __________= ____________
                                                                                                                All City Employees Benefits Service Association to apply the charge(s) for the purchase
  Golf Guide Discounts Books                        $30.95 X __________= ____________
  Knott’s Berry Farm       Adult (thru 12/31/07)    $24.45 X __________= ____________                           of: ___________________________________________________________________________
                            Child (thru 12/31/07)   $16.95 X __________= ____________
  _____________________________________________________________________________________                          _____________________________________________________________________________
  L.A. Zoo                                Adult      $7.00 X __________= ____________
                              Child (Ages 2-12)      $4.00 X __________= ____________
  _____________________________________________________________________________________                          _____________________________________________________________________________
  Legoland 2nd Day Free (Adult & Child) thru 01/31/07 $38.50 X __________= ____________
  Magic Mountain                               Adult  $27.50 X __________= ____________                          _____________________________________________________________________________
                                  Child (under 48”)   $15.00 X __________= ____________
  _____________________________________________________________________________________                          _____________________________________________________________________________
  Medieval Times           Adult (thru 12/31/07)    $41.15 X __________= ____________
                           Child (thru 12/31/07)    $30.90 X __________= ____________
  _____________________________________________________________________________________                          _____________________________________________________________________________
  Pirate’s Dinner Adventure             Adult       $46.00 X __________= ____________
                                        Child       $31.50 X __________= ____________
  San Diego Zoo                        Adult        $27.50 X __________= ____________
  (lncludes Bus Tour,Tram Ride)         Child       $19.50 X __________= ____________                            _____________________________________________________________________________
  Sea World 2 Days           Adult (thru 05/31/08)  $44.00 X __________= ____________                            _____________________________________________________________________________
                     Child (ages 3-9, thru 5/31/08) $39.00 X __________= ____________
  See’s Candies Gift Certificates                   $10.50 X __________= ____________                           ____________________________________________ to the above noted account number.
  Speedzone                                         $25.50 X __________= ____________
  _____________________________________________________________________________________                         Cardholder’s Signature:_______________________________________________Date______/ ______
  Universal Studios Adult or Child (thru 02/01/08)  $47.00 X __________= ____________

                                                                                                                    DO NOT SEND CASH                                                           I ACEBSA will not be responsible for
  Universal Studios Annual Pass                     $61.00 X __________= ____________
                                                                                                                                                                                               money/tickets lost in the mail system.
                    Adult or Child (thru 01/31/08)
                                                                                                                    Orders will be processed as soon as received
  Universal Studios F.O.L.      (thru 1/31/08)      $74.95 X __________= ____________                           I
                                                                                                                    Orders will be sent directly to your home.                                 I   Due to limited supplies of various special event
                                                                                                                                                                                               tickets, it is recommended that you purchase your
                                                                                                                    (NO EXCEPTIONS)
  Wild Animal Park                       Adult      $27.50 X __________= ____________
                                                                                                                                                                                               tickets as soon as possible.
                                         Child      $19.50 X __________= ____________
                                                                                                                    Prices are subject to change without prior notice
  (**Must be activated by date indicated)                                                                       I

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