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  Serving Bixby Knolls, California Heights, Los Cerritos, Wrigley and the City of Signal Hill
  VOL. 29, NO. 20                                     Your Weekly Community Newspaper                                                               October 25, 2007


                                                                                                         Council, RDA approve
   Research and Rescue                                                                                   $16M bond issue
                                                                                                         BY NICK DIAMANTIDES               that the State Office of Envi-
                                                                                                         Staff Writer                      ronmental Health Assessment
                                                                                                                                           has approved a contract with
                                                                                                            After about a three-month      the city to act as a mediator in
                                                                                                         delay, plans to develop a Car-    the dispute and CarMax has
                                                                                                         Max dealership in Signal Hill     agreed to abide by its decision.
                                                                                                         leaped forward recently. Dur-        Another agreement (with
                                                                                                         ing the October 23 Signal Hill    Signal Hill Petroleum) regard-
                                                                                                         City Council meeting, City        ing the surface use of the
                                                                                                         Manager Ken Farfsing said         property was also reached
                                                                                                         the issues causing the delay      recently, according to Farfs-
                                                                                                         had been resolved.                ing. Although the final agree-
                                                                                                            Last November, the Signal      ment has not been signed,
                                                                                                         Hill Redevelopment Agency         Farfsing said the project was
                                                                                                         (RDA) and CarMax Auto             back on track. The prelimi-
                                                                                                         Superstores entered into an       nary design phase of the deal-
                                                                                                         agreement for a 6.1-acre par-     ership could begin soon.
                                                                                                         cel on Spring Street, just east      In a non-related action, the
                                                                                                         of Walnut Avenue.                 council, the RDA and the Sig-
                                                                                                            The agreement provided         nal Hill Public Financing
   Dog trainer Bud Souza of the Oakland Fire Department's Task Force Four and his dog
   Kane celebrate after finding the location of a "victim" buried under the rubble during
                                                                                                         for a several month feasibility   Authority unanimously agreed
   last week's urban search exercise.                      Nick Diamantides/Signal Tribune               period during which CarMax        to issue approximately $16
                                                                                                         could determine whether           million in bonds to take
   BY NICK DIAMANTIDES                              come—we will have everything in line and             developing a dealership there     advantage of low interest
   Staff Writer                                     ready to go,” said Mark Valentine, fire cap-         would make economic sense.        rates. The bond proceeds will
                                                    tain for the City of Montebello.                     However, CarMax’s and the         be used to pay off bonds
      If you were trapped under a hundred tons         The two-day exercise involved high-tech           RDA’s environmental consul-       issued in 1993 at higher inter-
   of rubble, could search and rescue teams find    devices and the use of search dogs. It took          tants disagreed on how much       est rates. Farfsing said the
   you before you died? About 100 firefighters      place on a parcel owned but no longer used           soil remediation the former       move will reduce the RDA’s
   from as far away as Marin County converged       by Amerigas Corporation. The site contains           oil production site required.     bond debt payments by about
   on an 8-acre site in Long Beach last Wednes-     huge piles of concrete rubble, large mounds          CarMax asked for and was          $87,000 per year during the
   day and Thursday to answer that question.        of dirt and abandoned gas compressing                granted two extensions of the     next 16 years.
      “We’re training now so that when the big      equipment, which will one day be removed             feasibility period in order to       The Signal Hill City Coun-
   earthquake comes to California—and it will                        see FIREFIGHTERS page 10            resolve the dispute.              cil meets next on Tuesday,
                                                                                                            Farfsing told the council      Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.


Street lamp restoration project brings back beauty from bygone era
BY NICK DIAMANTIDES                 street lamps to the way they     complete with the metal cage
Staff Writer                        looked when they were            and top finial which matches
                                    installed in the 1920s.          what the lampposts had when
    Restoring a neighborhood to        Last week, the 36 lamp-       they were first installed,” said
its original classic beauty does-   posts along Orange Avenue        Karen Highberger, a member of
n’t just increase property val-     between Wardlow and Bixby        the CHNA Board of Directors,
ues; it gives residents a sense
                                    roads were restored. (That       and the project’s coordinator.
of pride and encourages them
                                    area is the only portion of         She explained that a finial is
to do whatever it takes to keep
                                    Orange Avenue that runs          the decorative ornamental top
their houses, yards, streets and
sidewalks in the best of shape.     through the California Heights   of the lamp cage. “Very few of
With those things in mind,          District.)                       the original tops remain, out of
about eight years ago, the Cali-       “The restoration of a lamp-   the approximately 280 old-style
fornia Heights Neighborhood         post consists of replacing the   lamps in the neighborhood,”         Chris Fett, employee of City Light and Power, installs a
Association (CHNA) initiated        globe with a long-lasting non-   Highberger added.                   1920s-style globe and top finial on one of the Orange
a project to restore the area’s     yellowing, unbreakable globe             see LAMP POST page 13       Avenue lampposts.          Nick Diamantides/Signal Tribune


   Playhouse Guilty of                                                    The Best Of                                                      Taking the Office
   Worthy Crimes                                                                                                                           With Her
   Long Beach Playhouse                                                                                                                    Personal organizer makes
   dramedy speaks to the                                                                                                                   sure businesses are “Virtu-
   “Heart.”                                                                                                                                ally Taken Care Of.”

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2             COMMUNITY
    SIGNAL TRIBUNE                                                                                                                                        OCTOBER 25, 2007



i Around Towni Reminiscing
EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD OF AMERICA
On Friday, Oct. 26, Chris Higgins will be teaching Christ-
mas Heart, a Swedish embroidery technique, at the Long
Beach Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America,
Inc. monthly meeting. The meeting will take place at
10:30 a.m. at St. Gregory Episcopal Church, located at
6201 East Willow Street in Long Beach. Guests are wel-
come and are requested to pay a $2 donation. For more
information, contact Vicki at (562) 421-6975.
BEACH WALK AND WELLNESS FAIR
The Children’s Clinic is hosting the Beach Walk 5K and
Wellness Fair on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Marina Green,
located on the corner of Shoreline Drive and Ocean
Boulevard. The event begins with registration at 8 a.m.
and the beach walk at 9 a.m. After the walk will be the
wellness fair followed by lunch and an awards ceremony
at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call (562) 492-6703.
LIVE PAINTING TROUPE PERFORMANCE
The Fallopian Artopians Live Collaborative Painting
Troupe is having a live performance Saturday, Oct. 27
from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Viento y Agua Coffee House,
located at 4007 East 4th Street in Long Beach. The troupe
invites the public to attend their performance and see their
unique painting styles. For more information visit
www.myspace.com/fallopianartopians3.
ELKS BREAKFAST
The public is invited to the Bellflower/Long Beach Elks
                                                               Fire ravages the Signal Hill oil fields in 1924 . Share your memories! Contact
Lodge on Sunday, Oct. 28 for their monthly Elks Break-
fast. The breakfast, which takes place from 8 a.m. to noon,
                                                               the Signal Tribune at 2669 Myrtle Avenue, Suite 111, Signal Hill, CA 90755 or
is $5 per person and includes scrambled eggs, bacon,           go online to www.SignalTribune.com and click on “Reminisce.”
sausage, hash brown potatoes, biscuits with gravy, orange
juice, fruit, waffles and coffee. The Elks Lodge is located
at 16426 Bellflower Boulevard in Bellflower.                   Pet lovers and kids gussy for annual
HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL
The Signal Hill Community Services Department will be          Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade
presenting the 2007 Halloween “Monster” Carnival
                                                                  More than 550 costumed         treat snacking contest, the                           detail of costume and first
Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Signal
                                                               dogs are expected for Long        Howl’oween parade and a                               impression.
Hill Park, located at 1780 East Hill Street in Signal Hill.    Beach’s       “Haute      Dog     Children’s Costume Contest,                              The fundraiser, known as
The event is $2 per child ages 13 and under, and adults        Howl’oween” Parade and Pet        where more than 200 kids                              the world’s largest Halloween
are free when accompanied by a child. Guests will enjoy        Adoption Fair on Sunday,          ages 12 and younger have the                          pet event, is expected to raise
games, food treats and a “buster balloon” show. For more       Oct. 28 at Livingston Park        chance to win $100 in cash                            $12,000 this year. A $10 tax-
information, call (562) 989-7330.                              from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. This     and prizes.                                           deductible parade entry fee
“AMERICAN UGLY”                                                will be the seventh year of the      For the dog with the best                          benefits the Long Beach non-
The Long Beach Branch of the American Association of           12-block sidewalk parade          costume, they can win a                               profit Community Action
University Women (AAUW) is having its monthly meet-            down 2nd Street.                  year ’s worth of dog food                             Team (CAT), which focuses
ing on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 11 a.m. The meeting will fea-          The event, organized by        courtesy of PetPop.com.                               on projects for youth, animals
ture Tracy Sachtjen, who will speak about her Ph.D.            community activist Justin         Other prizes include gift cer-                        and the environment.
dissertation “American Ugly: The Production of Ugliness        Rudd, will include a pet adop-    tificates for the best dressed                           For additional information
in American Culture.” Lunch will be provided before the        tion and vendor fair, a dog       person, prize packs for the 13                        about the “Haute Dog
program. For additional information, call (562) 429-6923.                                        best costumed parade entries                          Howl’oween” Parade and Pet
ELEGANT GLASS AUCTION                                                                            and the winner of the Dog                             Adoption Fair, contact Justin
                                                                        presents...              Treat Snacking Contest.                               Rudd by calling (562) 439-
Fostoria Glass Collectors, Inc., a non-profit organization,
will hold their second Elegant Glass Auction of the year                                            Costume judging is based                           3316 or go online to www
                                                                  PET OF THE                     on originality, showmanship,                          .howloween.info.
on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Jan’s Antiques, located at 1133
East Wardlow Road in Long Beach. The auction will have         WEEK
nearly 200 lots of glass items, china, pottery, and linens                CYRANO                 Welcome Back, Olivia!                                   From the Creator of
up for bid. The preview begins at 12:30 p.m. and the auc-
tion starts at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call Wendy                                                                                                Love Boat!
at (562) 422-5544.
MEDICARE SEMINAR
The Disabled Resources Center is hosting a seminar for
people to learn about Medicare Wednesday, Nov. 7 from
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. A representative from the Center for
Health Care Rights will discuss recent changes in
Medicare, the benefits of Medicare, as well as co-pay-             Cyrano’s nose knows                                                                  By Jeraldine Saunders
                                                                  that there’s someone
ments and deductibles. The meeting will be in the Dis-          out there who also knows          $5 OFF Grooming         Full-Service
                                                                                                                                                         A beautiful hard-bound
abled Resources Center’s large conference room, located         how adorable and friendly          S.T.*On first visit or $3 off next visit.             book with cruising tips,
at 2750 East Spring Street, Suite 100 in Long Beach. For         this little sweetheart is.         $25 min. Not good with any other offer.               trivia, space for notes
more information, call (562) 427-1000.                          Are you his long-lost love        Expires 11/15/07. One per customer. BK store only.
                                                                                                                                                        journal entries, & photos!
                                                                 come to get the rest of
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OCTOBER 25, 2007   SIGNAL TRIBUNE   3
4   SIGNAL TRIBUNE                                              OPINION                                                                        OCTOBER 25, 2007


                              Thoughts                                         Big Oil, Little Gratitude
                               from the                                           By Ben Stein, reprinted with permission from www.BenStein.com


                              Publisher                              Pure Chemistry
                                                                   Imagine there was a chemi-
                                                                                                       this chemical and its refined
                                                                                                       products, like heating fuel and
                                                                                                                                           And like surly teenagers who
                                                                                                                                           hate their parents because
                                                                cal compound so valuable, so           gasoline, made profits that         they’re totally dependent on
                              by Neena                          useful and so indispensable            were, on a percentage-of-sales      them, we respond by hating
                                                                that the whole present and             basis or a percentage-of-           the oil companies.
                              Strichart                         future of the industrial world         equity basis, far smaller than          This is a sure way to commit
                                                                depended upon its plentiful            the profits in banking or Inter-    national suicide. The oil compa-
     Although Signal Hill has faced two devastating fires,      supply. Suppose that chemical          net software.                       nies aren’t run by rich conspira-
 the Richfield oil fire in 1924 and the Hancock oil fire in     meant the difference between               Finally, imagine that politi-   tors out of some Oliver Stone
 1958, none was as horrific as those now plaguing other         life and death, peace and war          cal people and intellectuals        movie. They’re not monopolists
 cities in Southern California. The number of people who        and freedom and slavery for            wanted to put every kind of         illegally fixing prices the way
                                                                the whole developed world.             control and restraint on these      Rockefeller did more than a
 have lost their homes, personal possessions and even
                                                                   Suppose there were a small          companies and tax them to           century ago. They’re owned by
 pets is growing by leaps and bounds—as are the flames.
                                                                number of companies that took          within an inch of their sur-        people like us, employing peo-
 We are so fortunate to live in an area that is not subject                                            vival. And that the owners of       ple like us and saving the rear
                                                                great pains to find this chemi-
 to such catastrophe.                                                                                  these companies were not bil-       ends of people like us.
                                                                cal, extract it from underground
     One of my Aunt Jeraldine’s best friends, Lilly             in deep jungles, miles below the       lionaires, but that the pension
 Lawrence, was not so fortunate. Many of you have either        ocean floors, in cruelly hot           funds of firefighters and police            Lighting the
 read about or seen the film on Monday of the tragic            deserts and in swampy marshes.         officers and nurses and teach-             Genie’s Lamp
 burning of Malibu Castle Kashan. That castle belonged          Suppose that these companies           ers and widows and orphans             If they’re making a legal
 to Lilly. It was an unbelievable structure. Not only was it    sent brave men and women into          relied on the dividends of these    product that we can’t live
 awesome in size and appearance—the grandeur of the             these inhospitable spots to face       companies to survive.               without in a legal way and
 architecture and the opulence of the décor and collec-         the elements—as well as terror-            You don’t need to suppose       selling it at a legal price, let’s
 tions rendered me speechless during a party I attended at      ists, kidnapping gangsters and         any of this of course because       lay the heck off of them and
 the castle with my mother earlier this year. It’s heart-       extorting governments.                 it’s the reality of America’s oil   let them do their jobs. If you
 breaking to think it is all ashes now.                            Then suppose these compa-           companies and how they’re           think the oil companies make
     Thankfully Lilly was not harmed. According to              nies brought the chemical home         treated.                            too much money for their
 friends she had spent the night in the guesthouse because      to North America and had to                                                stockholders, then buy their
 the noise from the wind was so loud against the outer          face endless, bitter fights from            Don’t Be a Hater               stock for your retirement.
 walls of the main house she couldn’t sleep. When the fire      well-funded opponents of this             Yes, America’s oil compa-           If burning their oil causes
                                                                chemical—some good-inten-              nies, besieged by foreign dic-      pollution, well, so do cattle. If
 department arrived she was asked to stay put because it
                                                                tioned, but some purely trou-          tators, attacked endlessly in       burning their oil heats the
 was too dangerous for her to evacuate. Once it was safe,
                                                                blemakers. These opponents             the media, mocked and belit-        planet’s atmosphere, then let’s
 she did pack up what she could and went to stay with                                                  tled in the academic world,         work with them to make cars
                                                                fought to the bitter end any
 friends nearby.                                                                                       are vital to the survival of this   and trucks that burn less oil.
                                                                attempt to turn the raw material
     I am saddened by Lilly’s loss, and I am sure that she is   of this chemical into a refined        country. Just try to imagine        (And let’s not forget our dear
 still in a bit of shock. Articles in daily newspapers from     product that would power cars,         America without oil. We             pals in China, who are offset-
 around the country and the world described some of the         trucks, fire engines, ambu-            would be embroiled in “Mad          ting all of our “green” efforts a
 items lost to the flames: Elvis Presley memorabilia            lances, hospitals, schools, fac-       Max”-style chaos within a           million times over with their
 bought from the idol’s estate, signed presidential photos,     tories, nursing homes and the          week. We would be living in         ruthless murder of the planet in
 artwork, Faberge eggs, historical photographs and a            military weapons that guard us         complete anarchy.                   the form of massive, unchecked
 chandelier insured for more than $1million…just to             and fight our wars.                       Instead, we have a rich,         pollution of the air and water.)
 itemize a few of the treasures destroyed.                                                             advanced nation where the              There will be a substitute
     Having met and spent time with her a handful of times,          The Truth Hurts                   whole society and its progress      for oil in a few generations
 I do believe she is a strong woman who will use this              Now further suppose that            float on liberally supplied,        anyway, or maybe we’ll be
 experience as an opportunity to grow and to help others.       the companies that bring us            bargain-priced petroleum.           living a totally different kind
     Lilly will miss her personal treasures and collections,                                                                               of life. (I won’t be living at
 but she is not one to dwell on such things. Her posses-                                                                                   all.) But for now oil is what
 sions do not possess her. My thoughts and prayers are
 with her and the others who have lost so much.
                                                                              Inspiration Corner                                           lights up the genie’s lamp.
                                                                                                                                           Let’s show some respect for
                                                                                          by Betty Colston                                 the companies that bring it
                                                                                                                                           our way. After all, it makes no
                                                                                                                                           sense to kill the goose that
                                                                               May all the children (adult ones too)                       lays the (black) golden eggs.
                                                                                 have a safe and fun Halloween
                                                                                                                                              Ben Stein has no financial
                                                                                  evening of “Trick or Treat.”                             interest in the products men-
                                                                                                                                           tioned in this column. For
                                                                                 Betty Colston — Author — Professional Speaker/Trainer     more information, visit
                                                                              Colston Enterprise PO Box 92301, Long Beach, CA 90809-2301
                                                                                                                                           www.benstein.com/writing.



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OCTOBER 25, 2007                                                                                                   NEWS                                                        SIGNAL TRIBUNE         5
                                                            Communiqué                                                                            eye on
                                                                                                                                                           crime
                                                             from Rae      By Rae Gabelich, Long Beach 8th District Council Member
                                                                                                                                                 News from the LBPD

                                                                                                                                                        Crimes reported by the LBPD Oct. 16–22
                                                                                                                                                            Districts 6 (North of PCH), 7 &
   Although it’s hard to believe                                              You may drop off the gifts       year anniversary of First Fri-
                                                                                                                                                               8 (East of the L.A. River)
we are into the fall season with                                           at our field office at 3837         days in Bixby Knolls. For         Tuesday, Oct. 16
90-degree temperatures, it                                                 Atlantic Avenue or call and we      more information, visit www
                                                                                                                                                 Felony Suspect Arrested
won’t be long before we are                                                will be happy to pick them up.      .firstfridayslongbeach.com.
hanging holiday decorations                                                Please call (562) 570-1326 to           We are beginning to see       5 a.m. • 5000 block of Long Beach Boulevard
and sipping on egg nog.                                                    make sure the office is open or     many changes in this part of      Officers observed a suspect fleeing from a burglary in
   This is a favorite time of                                              to arrange for a pick up.           our city. The redevelopment       progress. The suspect was later found and arrested.
year for many of us, but there                                                Another opportunity to be        projects range from repaving      Felony Suspect Arrested
are families who find them-                                                involved comes from a dear          and new medians on Long           1 p.m. • Cherry Ave. & Pacific Coast Highway
selves in a struggle to make                                               and thoughtful friend. She and      Beach Boulevard, the façade       The suspect backed his vehicle into a patrol vehicle.
ends meet in providing for the                                             her family will be making their     improvements on both              The vehicle later crashed into a Long Beach Transit
basic needs. In many cases, it                                             annual trip to Nicaragua in Jan-    Atlantic Avenue and Long
                                                                                                                                                 bus. There were no injuries and the suspect was
is a life pattern difficult to                                             uary. This year they are collect-   Beach Boulevard to the re-
                                                                                                                                                 arrested.
break through.                                                             ing Crocs shoes in all sizes to     moval of crime magnet motels
   This December marks our                                                 take to the children in need who    on Long Beach Boulevard.          Wednesday, Oct. 17
4th annual “Shop For Mom”                                                  have no shoes. If your children     When you see the signature
                                                                                                                                                 Search Warrant
Day at Grisham Community                                                   have outgrown theirs or have        white fencing around vacant
Housing. For those of you                                                  too many pairs to choose from,      lots, these are opportunities     8:30 a.m. • 1900 block of Lime Avenue
who may be new to our area,                                                please consider the donation.       for new development—devel-        Identity theft detectives served a search warrant at a
Grisham opened in 2004 to                                                  You may drop these off at the       opments that will better serve    residence. Evidence was seized at the location and two
provide housing for 96 low-                                                field office as well.               our community.                    suspects were arrested.
income households here in the                                                 And as a gentle reminder,            Many of you have been
                                                                                                                                                 Sunday, Oct. 21
8th district.                                                              please consider your local          waiting patiently (myself
   There are more than 100                                                 merchants as you begin your         included) for our follow-up       Robbery
children under the age of 12                                               holiday shopping. They are          meeting to view concepts for      1:30 p.m. • Pacific Coast Hwy. & Cherry Avenue
who live at Grisham. Shop For                                              here to provide services and        the new Scherer Park commu-       A suspect armed with a knife entered the victim’s vehi-
Mom Day allows them to find                                                opportunities for us; we must       nity center. I am told the ren-   cle and robbed him. The loss was cash and there were
a gift of their choice that they                                           consciously support them if         derings are in the works, so I    no injuries.
wrap and take home for mom                                                 we want to continue to grow         am hopeful that we will meet
for their holiday celebration.                                             our retail corridor.                before the end of this year.
   Through our community’s                                                    If art is your thing or you          Another joint project with
generous contributions, we                                                 simply need an excuse to get        our Port of Long Beach,
have provided a day filled                                                 out of the house, please mark       Union Pacific Railroad and
with music, shopping, wrap-                                                your calendar for First Fri-        the City of Long Beach is to
ping and holiday treats. For                                               days on November 2. This is         provide a new look for the
some of these children, it may                                             another opportunity to shop,        five railroad overpasses
take their entire “shopping”                                               meet your friends, relax over       through our neighborhoods.
experience before we see a                                                 dinner or take in some fine         More on that as it unfolds!
smile. For a few, that smile                                               music in your own neighbor-               Stay Well! Stay Involved!
may not come at all, but you                                               hood! This month is the one-                                    Rae
know you have had an impact
on that moment of their life.
   We are asking once again
to check your gift closets for
those treasures that you may
not need or are willing to
donate to Shop For Mom.
Only new items please. Also
remember that moms come in
all shapes and sizes, all with
different interests, so variety
is great.


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 Tuttle Cameras — real people, real experience                    Wordly photographer’s art
   Claire
   My Camera: Nikon D70
                                                                  graces walls of local library
   Favorite Nikon D300
                                                                     As a part of their “Artist of
   Favorite Subject: Sports
                                                                  the Quarter” program, Friends
   Best Photo: My next one
                                                                  of Signal Hill Cultural Arts
  Who do you trust…                                               (FOSHCA) is featuring a new
   a camera expert or chain-store clerk?                          artist who is displaying her
   Buying photography equipment                                   work in the Signal Hill
  at Tuttle Cameras is different
                                                                  Library, located at 1770 East
  because our trained staff has a
  passion for photography.                                        Hill Street, from now until the
  Come by the store and see                                       end of the year.
  for yourself. Claire is here                                       Kelly Caves is a local
  to answer your questions.                                       photographer who has trav-
                                                                  eled widely and utilized her
                                                                  “catch the moment” works to
                                                                  reflect photo ops from South
                                                                  Africa, Botswana, Cuba, and
4019 Atlantic Ave., LB • www.TuttleCameras.com • (562) 424-8633   Ireland in addition to New
                                                                  Mexico, Long Beach and
                                                                  other locations in the United
                                                                  States.
                                                                     She has attended work-
                                                                  shops in Santa Fe and New
                              www.bardsart.com                    Mexico, the National George
                                                                  and Julie Dean Workshops in
                                                                  California and has studied
                                                                  locally under well-known
                                                                                                     Mouser by Kelly Caves.
                                                                  photographer Linda Morrow.
                                                                     Among other awards she          tion and honorable mention in     she displayed her work at
                                                                  has won are a first recogni-       the international “Women in       FOSHCA’s “Show and Sell,”
                                                                                                     Photography” competition in       one of the organization’s
                                                                                                     2006 and an honorable men-        many events.
                                                                                                     tion in the same international      For more information or to
                                                                                                     competition in 2007.              view samples of Caves’s
                                                                                                        In addition to her work in     work, visit her Web site,
                                                                  SignalTribune.com                  the library, earlier this month   www.kellycaves.com.




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nice Friday night of theatre? I          story needs a little testosterone   man’s Lenny and Perez’ Babe.         eral admission tickets are $22,                                 Early Bird
decided on the latter—and was            to temper all the flowing estro-    The tears and emotions were so       $20 for seniors. Student tick-
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richly rewarded.                         gen on stage enter Doc Porter       real I wanted to comfort them.       ets are $12 on Fridays and                                           between 4-5pm,
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   This tight little yarn just           (Julian Draven) as Meg’s jilted         The only caution I will offer    Saturdays with valid student
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her own husband—although                 repeatedly referring to my          when, where, how and why of
she won’t say why, and at the            playbills or programs many          the story. The essential quali-
same time sister songstress              times over the years. No need       ties of good theatre, in my
Meg (Stephanie Schulz) comes             to even sneak a glance at writ-     opinion, are a good venue                                                                     HOURS...
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others while they await news             the Heart. It is engaging and       respectful audience, believ-
of their darling hospital-bound
granddaddy. To make an even
                                         easy to follow because the
                                         actors make it so. They are so
                                                                             able acting, a great script,
                                                                             good direction and better-
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Bixby Knolls schools                                                                       University By The Sea takes
to participate in Great                                                                    visitors back to school
Clean Air Tree Planting                                                                       On Sunday, Oct. 28, Long
                                                                                           Beach residents are invited to
   Hughes Middle and                            Clean Air Tree Planting                    get a little lesson from their
Longfellow Elementary                           Project, an initiative of the              favorite shops on Pine Avenue
schools in Bixby Knolls                         South Coast Air Quality                    as University by the Sea takes
invite the public to “make a                    Management District.                       over downtown Long Beach.
difference and plant a tree”                       Saturday will be the                       Sponsored by the city and
Saturday as part of the Great                   largest single-day urban                   the Downtown Long Beach
Clean Air Tree Planting Pro-                    tree planting effort in the                Associates, University by the
ject. The event is from 9                       history of the South Coast                 Sea is an art, film and culture
a.m. to 1 p.m. on the 3800                      Air Basin. Overall, more                   festival that allows residents     The Jergins Tunnel, which has been closed to the
block of California Avenue                      than 6,514 trees will be                   and visitors to rediscover         public since the late ’60s, will bustle with activity dur-
in Long Beach, in between                       planted on that day.                       downtown Long Beach and            ing University By The Sea’s film festival this weekend.
the two schools.                                   As the trees grow, they                 its entertainment and dining
   To help improve the                          are expected to remove                     opportunities.                     enjoy art exhibits, film show-     first half of the 20th century,
community’s air quality,                        approximately 1,368 tons                      University by the Sea takes     cases, street music, and classes   shown inside the historic Jer-
which was ranked among                          of carbon dioxide and                      place from noon to 8 p.m. and      where visitors will have the       gins Tunnel.
the worst in the nation, par-                   39,344 pounds of pollutants                runs along Pine Avenue,            chance to learn about topics          Street dancing, music and
ents at Hughes Middle                           every year.                                which will be closed from 3rd      from wine tasting and gourmet      cultural performances can
school and Longfellow Ele-                         Volunteers are asked to                 Street to Broadway. The event      food to religion in world poli-    be found on the festival’s
mentary school applied for                      contact Lisa Nelson by send-               will feature approximately 10      tics and architecture.             many stages as well as art
and received a grant from                       ing e-mail to lisa_nelson@                 indoor restaurants and busi-          The films featured at Uni-      exhibits inside Pine Ave-
United Voices for Healthier                     earthlink.net to sign up.                  nesses between 3rd Street and      versity by the Sea include an      nue’s restaurants.
Communities (UVFHC).                               For further information                 Ocean Boulevard.                   international picture show-           For more information on
Now 56 trees will be                            about the tree planting                       Those who attend the festi-     case, CSULB student films          University by the Sea, visit
planted as part of the Great                    event, call (562) 427-8529.                val will have the opportunity to   and movies made during the         www.universitybythesea.com.


                                                                                           Public open house showcases talent
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Membership drive in Elks honor husband/wife team
full swing for gLBts                                                      Husband and wife Don
                                                                       and Pat Chovanec have been
                                                                                                     soon after their initiation.
                                                                                                         Last lodge year Don
   The Long Beach Gay, Les-         City of Long Beach is such a       named September’s Elks of     stepped in and took over the
bian, Bisexual, Transgender and     rich and diverse employer and      the Month.                    Office of the Inner Guard
Supportive Friends Employee         community and gLBts is                Initiated into the Bell-   when John Thomas resigned
Association will host its inau-     excited about being a visible      flower-Long beach Lodge       to move out of state. Pat was
gural kickoff and membership        and contributing member.”          No. 888 B.P.O. Elks in        also very helpful and used
drive Saturday, Oct. 27 from 2         The Long Beach gLBts is         2006, Don and Pat have        her experience working for
p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gaslamp       open to all gay, lesbian, bisex-   become the people that will   Southern California Edison to
Restaurant, located at 6251 East    ual, transgendered employees       do most anything asked of     advise the lodge on what to      Larry Hancock, Don and Pat
Pacific Coast Highway.              and supportive friends. For        them. They became active in   do to cut costs on their elec-   are very hard-working mem-
   The Long Beach gLBts,            information, call (562) 595-       both the Rolling 8s and       tric bills, saving them money.   bers of the Elks and very
just established last Thursday,     0800 or visit www.glbts.org.       breakfast crew committees         According to chairman        deserving of the award.
was put together for the pur-
pose of working for equality
for all gay, lesbian, bisexual                                                                                                                             Since
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   “A primary goal of ours is to
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LB Junior
Chamber
announces
new board
   The Long Beach Junior
Chamber of Commerce Chari-
table Foundation named its
new board of trustees in elec-
tions this past week.
   The latest election has
brought Downey Unified
schoolteacher Lorraine Neal
onto the board. Returning as a
trustee and serving as first
vice president is Long Beach
Police Lieutenant David Can-
nan. Newly named Twain Ele-
mentary School Principal
Ellen Ryan returns to the
board along, with Denise
DeWolf of Broadway Glass in
Long Beach and Doug Briscoe
of Ralph’s grocery stores.
   The non-profit group is
known for its Mary Pat Bam-
rick Adopt-a-Teacher Grant
Program, which provides
grants to assist teachers with
the purchase of school sup-
plies for their classrooms.
   The foundation also pro-
vides scholarships to students
in the Long Beach area.
   For more information on
the Long Beach Junior Cham-
ber of Commerce Charitable
Foundation, visit www.lbjc
foundation.org.
10         SIGNAL TRIBUNE                                        COMMUNITY                                                                      OCTOBER 25, 2007

Firefighters
continued from page 1
to make way for the Long              looks just like a disaster area.”   the victims and getting them     that the exercise had three       practicing and refining the fed-
Beach Sports Park.                       The exercise (close to the       to safety,” German explained.    subcomponents. “We exer-          erally mandated Incident Com-
   “This site is perfect for train-   southwest corner of Spring          “During these two days, we       cised the organizational struc-   mand System (ICS) that was
ing personnel in search and res-      Street and Orange Avenue)           focused entirely on the tech-    ture, the canine units and the    practiced during the exercise.
cue operations,” said Mark            was hosted by LBFD and              niques we use to find people     detection equipment,” he said.    The system was originally
German, a battalion chief for         overseen by German.                 who are missing after a disas-      According to German,           developed in Southern Califor-
the Long Beach Fire Depart-              “Urban search and rescue         ter strikes.”                    emergency response agencies       nia to coordinate the efforts of
ment. “We like it because it          has two components: locating           The battalion chief noted     all over the United States are    the multiple agencies dealing
                                                                                                                                             with wildland fires.
                                                                                                                                                “Communications are always
                                                                                                                                             difficult when you have several
                                                                                                                                             agencies working together,”
                                                                                                                                             German explained. “ICS estab-
                                                                                                                                             lishes a chain of command; it
                                                                                                                                             establishes an incident com-
                                                                                                                                             mander and delegates authority
                                                                                                                                             down from that person to the
                                                                                                                                             leaders of the various teams
                                                                                                                                             responding to a disaster.”
                                                                                                                                                He noted that the goal of ICS
                                                                                                                                             is to make sure every emer-
                                                                                                                                             gency responder knows whose
                                                                                                                                             orders to obey and to make sure
                                                                                                                                             the efforts of the various agen-
                                                                                                                                             cies are coordinated to maxi-
                                                                                                                                             mize efficiency. “That process
                                                                                                                                             got a little smoother with each
                                                                                                                                             session,” German said.
                                                                                                                                                Valentine explained what the
                                                                                                                                             dogs did, noting that they have
                                                                                                                                             an amazing sense of smell.
                                                                                                                                             “They can pick up the scent of
                                                                                                                                             a live person buried under 30
                                                                                                                                             feet of rubble,” he said. “These
                                                                                                                                             dogs are trained to run back and

                                                                                                                                                     see TRAINING page 15
OCTOBER 25, 2007                                              COMMUNITY                                                               SIGNAL TRIBUNE              11
Rancho Los Alamitos to host children’s fall
Harvest Festival with ‘big top’ attractions
   Children of all ages are        tival as an opportunity for        original state-of-the-art shows   tume parade and Chris the         located at 6400 East Bixby
asked to “step right up” to the    families and friends to            using unique puppet charac-       Magician. Admission and           Hill Road in Long Beach.
annual Children’s Fall Harvest     explore the grounds of Ran-        ters and staging, The Jumbo       parking for the event is free,       For more information, call
Festival at Rancho Los Alami-      cho Los Alamitos and go back       Shrimp Circus, and Jason          and visitors should park at       (562) 431-3541.
tos on Sunday, Oct. 28. This       to a time when the traveling       Tracy, a world-renowned yo-       California State University
year ’s carnival theme will        carnival was the highlight of a    yo champion and his friends       Long Beach on Palo Verde
include live entertainment,        child’s year.                      from the Golden Apple Yo-Yo       Avenue, just north of Bixby
sideshows, games and crafts           The carnival’s “Big Top”        Corporation.                      Hills Road, where shuttle ser-
that are free to the public.       attractions include Jim Gam-          Other acts and attractions     vice will transport guests to
   The historic ranch and gar-     ble’s Puppet Productions, a        featured in the Harvest Festi-    the Rancho.
dens is hosting the annual fes-    company performing their           val are a petting zoo, a cos-        Rancho Los Alamitos is          Event decorating specialist,
                                                                                                                                           Fresh flowers for holidays,
                                                                                                                                           parties, weddings and more.
Carnival gives away one ton of free treats                                                                                                  Gift baskets, party favors.
                                                                                                                                               Home or office decor.

   Grace Brethren Church of        Grace Brethren Church              their commitment to serve the       Food from Chick-fil-A and           Call (562) 477-7762
Long Beach will host its 12th      intends to make this year big-     residents of the community.       Patricia’s Mexican Food will
annual Community Carnival          ger and better by topping last     Attractions include a live DJ,    be available. For more infor-
Wednesday, Oct. 31 from            year’s attendance of 3,000         game booths, bounce houses,       mation about the carnival, call
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 3601 Linden    people and giving away over        giant slides, animal balloons,    Dayna at (562) 221-5061.
Avenue in Long Beach. The          one ton of free candy to chil-     an obstacle course and a Gui-
event will take place in the       dren in the area.                  tar Hero tournament, among
church’s three-acre parking lot.      The church uses the yearly      others. World’s strongest jug-     For up-to-the-minute
   The celebration has be-         event as a safe alternative to     gler “Juggler Bob” will also        Local News, Click
come a tradition in the com-       traditional Halloween trick-       give a guest performance at        www.LBReport.com
munity over the last decade.       or-treating and to support         the carnival.

Treats can be tricky: ASPCA offers
Halloween safety tips for pet owners
   The arrival of Halloween        the safety of their home. Be       to breathe or bark—and
brings fun parties, trick-or-      sure that your pet has identifi-   remember to inspect the cos-
treaters and lots of candy.        cation tags should he or she       tume for any choking hazards.
However, this holiday can be       accidentally get loose.”
potentially hazardous to pets.
   The ASPCA offers these
                                      Watch out for wrappers.
                                   Keep foil and cellophane
                                                                         About the ASPCA
                                                                         Founded in 1866, the
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helpful hints to help keep
pets healthy and safe during
                                   candy wrappers away from
                                   pets. They can cause intestinal
                                                                      American Society for the Pre-
                                                                      vention of Cruelty to Animals
                                                                                                            Games & Prizes          October 31st
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                                                                                                            Bounce Houses
   Chocolate is not appro-            Protect your decorations.       tion established in the Ameri-
                                                                                                             DJ
priate for pets. Dr. Stephen       Halloween plants such as           cas, and today has one million
Hansen, board-certified vet-       pumpkins and decorative corn       supporters. The ASPCA’s mis-            Food, Snacks
erinary toxicologist and senior    may cause stomach upset or         sion is to provide effective             & Photos
vice president of the ASPCA’s      result in intestinal blockage.     means for the prevention of               Available for a           Call 562-595-6881
Animal Poison Control Center          Take care with costumes.        cruelty to animals throughout              small charge             for more information.
(APCC), advises pet parents        If you do decide to dress up       the United States.
to watch for symptoms of           your pet, check that the cos-         For information about ser-
exposure to chocolate that         tume does not limit her move-      vices provided by the
may include vomiting, diar-        ment, hearing, sight or ability    ASPCA, visit www.aspca.org.
rhea, seizures, hyperactivity
and increased thirst, urination
and heart rate.
   Candy can be dangerous.
Hansen reminds pet owners,
“It’s extremely important to
ensure that Halloween treats
are out of reach of your pet.
Animals are very good at
sniffing out the treats they
shouldn’t have, so it’s up to us
to make sure they stay healthy
and happy.”
   Candies and gum often
contain large amounts of the
sweetener xylitol, which can
be toxic to pets, especially
dogs. Ingestion can produce a
fairly sudden drop in blood
sugar, resulting in depression,
incoordination and seizures.
   Tag your pet. “Sometimes
pets may stray from home,”
adds Buchwald. “Halloween
brings a flurry of activity with
visitors constantly arriving at
the door, and pets may escape
12        SIGNAL TRIBUNE                                       COMMUNITY                                                                                  OCTOBER 25, 2007


Almost half a century later,
Cal Jewelry still shines
BY NICK DIAMANTIDES                Arthur Shor.                       tomers explore the feeling of
Staff Writer                          “Having developed so many       sameness that Cal Jewelry has
                                   friendships through our dedi-      built their reputation upon.”
   When a retired jeweler          cated customers over the 43           Shulman and Shor have been
urges all of his customers to go   years of serving the commu-        jewelers for most of their adult
to a store that used to be his     nity of Long Beach, the deci-      lives, but the store they own has
competition, you have to stand     sion to close the door of Star     been around longer than that.
up and take notice. That’s what    Jewelers was a difficult one,”     Cal Jewelry first opened in
has happened in Long Beach         Hastings said in a message to      1958 as one of the departments
recently, when Star Jewelers       his clients through the Signal     of Cal Stores, which went out of
closed their doors. The store’s    Tribune. “Many of us involved      business in 1979.
former owner, Steve Hastings,      in this special industry share a      “Ed Besbeck, who was Cal                 (L to R) Owners of Cal Jewelry Larry Shulman and
is encouraging his patrons to      wonderful common bond, and         Store’s jewelry manager, took               Arthur Shor receive a ringing endorsement from
go to Cal Jewelry, which is        therefore, I would recommend       over Cal Jewelers in 1979 and               Steve Hastings, former owner of Star Jewelers.
owned by Larry Shulman and         that Star Jewelers’ valued cus-              see JEWELER page 14                                                  Neena Strichart/Signal Tribune




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Lampposts
continued from page 1
   In 2001, the Long Beach                                                                                                                                                     globes with the beautiful new
Navy Memorial Heritage Asso-              “To replace the old, yellowed, and sometimes cracked plastic globes                                                                  tops enhances the streetscape
ciation gave CHNA a $12,000               with the beautiful new tops enhances the streetscape and provides a                                                                  and provides a much nicer
grant to fund the first phase of          much nicer quality of light.” –KAREN HIGHBERGER, CHNA BOARDMEMBER                                                                    quality of light,” she said.
the restoration project. Twenty-                                                                                                                                               “Now that Orange Avenue is
three of the recent lamppost       Cal Heights re-leaf committee       the lampposts and we hope the     we hope to replace the newer                                          done in its entirety, it’s easy to
renovations on Orange Avenue       planted new trees on Orange         sight of a fully restored         streetlights from Walnut to                                           see the difference.”
were funded primarily with the     and Orange is the main artery       Orange Avenue will encourage      Cherry Avenue with the origi-                                            She added that California
proceeds raised from the last      into the neighborhood,” High-       people to donate to the project   nal-style lampposts,” High-                                           Heights residents have worked
few years of CHNA’s annual         berger said. She noted that         and support our home tour.”       berger explained. “This is a                                          hard over the years to improve
home tour, and 13 homeowners       since the first phase of the pro-      Highberger added that          very costly proposition, and                                          the neighborhood by volun-
sponsored the lampposts in         ject in 2001, a total of 60         CHNA is waiting for city          we are researching grants to                                          teering for a number of other
front of their houses.             lampposts have been restored.       crews to paint the lampposts,     finance the project.” She                                             projects including the mural,
   “It costs $600 to restore a        Last week’s project was          and expects it to happen in       explained that cast-aluminum                                          the historical house plaques,
lamppost,” Highberger noted.       undertaken by City Power and        the next few weeks. The posts     replicas of the original lamp-                                        the historic district street signs
(CHNA’s most recent home           Light, a private company that       will be painted a dark navy       posts cost $12,000 each. “This                                        and the tree plantings.
tour took place last weekend,      subcontracts with the City of       blue—the standard color city-     does not include the removal                                             “It’s a great group of peo-
after the Orange Avenue            Long Beach.                         wide. She explained that the      of the existing poles and instal-                                     ple who work very hard and
phase was completed.)                 “We wanted the installation      lampposts’ original color was     lation of the new,” she added.                                        spend many volunteer hours
   “The board thought that this    completed prior to the home         grey-blue, but that color does       Highberger noted that the                                          working on the various pro-
was an appropriate street to       tour so our residents could see     not hold up as well as the        restoration project is a great                                        jects,” she said. “I am proud
restore in total, since the Cal    the benefit from our fundrais-      darker version.                   benefit to the neighborhood.                                          to be part of the organization
Heights mural is on the corner     ers,” Highberger said. “It has         “Once we complete the          “To replace the old, yellowed,                                        and I am proud of what we
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Jeweler
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eventually moved the store to          their number has increased                      The partners also take the        usually means involving her        I realized that his business phi-
its present location,” Shulman         steadily over the past 18 years.             time to educate their customers.     in the selection.                  losophy and the way he took
said. “I subleased the back               “I think it’s because our                 “We’re happy to answer any              The partners both agreed        care of his customers is very
room from him and did jew-             customers know we give them                  questions pertaining to jewelry,     that making custom jewelry         similar to the way we operate
elry work for him and other            honest, personalized service                 and if we don’t know the             was their favorite part of run-    our store,” Shulman said.
stores that didn’t have their          designed to meet their specific              answer, we’ll do the research        ning the store, but they had an       Hastings agreed. He recom-
own shops.”                            needs,” Shulman explained,                   and find out,” Shulman said,         overriding philosophy for all      mends Cal Jewelry to his cus-
   In 1989, Shulman and                noting that the store sells                  noting that they each have           the relationships they have with   tomers because “You’ll find
Shor, who had known each               items reflecting the latest fash-            about 40 years of expertise and      their clients. “We treat them      quality merchandise, excellent
other for a long time, pur-            ions in jewelry. “We carry                   don’t have to do much research.      with respect and always try to     on-site custom work and
chased the business from Bes-          Lladrow, Swarovski and crys-                    “We especially take the           do the right thing for them,”      repairs, and that same friendly
beck. For several years before         tal, among others,” he said.                 time to educate men who              Shor explained. “We don’t try      and professional atmosphere
that, Shor was a traveling                “We repair jewelry and                    come to buy an engagement            to gouge our customers, and I      that you have come to expect
jewelry salesman, a job that           watches and make unique cus-                 ring but don’t know much             think they all know that.”         and appreciate.”
he described as “dangerous             tom jewelry for our customers,”              about diamonds or jewelry,”             The partners did not really        Cal Jewelry is located at
and exhausting.”                       Shor added. He explained that                Shor said. “We want to make          know Hastings until he came to     6291 East Spring Street near
   When the partners took              the shop does minor watch                    sure it fits his budget and is       look over their store and find     the corner of Palo Verde. The
over the store, it already had         repairs but subcontracts the                 something his bride-to-be will       out how they operate the busi-     store’s phone number is (562)
many loyal customers, but              more extensive work.                         like.” He noted that process         ness. “After talking with Steve,   421-5030.




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Training
continued from page 10                                                                                      Marathon runner
forth over the rubble until they      Delsar, which is a listening     start removing the rubble so
find the place where the scent is
the strongest, and at that point
                                      device that can pick up the
                                      faintest of sounds below rub-
                                                                       we can get to the victims.”
                                                                          A total of 16 different fire
                                                                                                            finds ‘saving grace’
they start barking.”                  ble,” Valentine said. “It can    departments participated in the
   Once that location is deter-       hear someone tapping and         exercise, which was funded by
mined, search team members            that helps us locate them.”      a grant from the federal Urban
will try to locate the person by         The search teams also used    Area Security Initiative. “We
sight or by calling out to them. If   miniature cameras lowered on     won’t know how much the
that doesn’t work, searchers use      cables or mounted on tele-       entire exercise cost until all the
high-tech detection equipment.        scopic poles to transmit         departments submit their
   About 20 volunteers partici-       images on video screens.         paperwork,” German said.
pated in the exercise by crawl-       “That way we could see if one       He added that the exercise
ing into crevices in the rubble       or more people are trapped       went well. “The more we do
that were then covered by ply-        beneath the rubble and we can    this, the better we get at coordi-
wood and other debris. The            get an idea of what else is      nating our efforts and quickly       BY HEATHER POSEY                 co-worker Scott Johns, she
idea was to simulate situations       down there,” Valentine noted.    locating the victims,” he said.      Staff Writer                     was able to overcome. She
where victims could not be            “Using the dogs and the detec-   “That’s the purpose—to make                                           also endured hours of phys-
seen or heard by search teams.        tion equipment gives us a bet-   sure we are ready to go when            Signal Hill business          ical therapy after her hip
   “We had guys using the             ter idea of where and how to     the next disaster strikes.”          owner and Long Beach resi-       surgery at age 45, which
                                                                                                            dent Ann Tyler Allen com-        was sped along by compet-
                                                                                                            peted and came in 10th at the    ing in races.
                                                                                                            Arrowhead Day at the Races           “It has been a saving
                                                                                                            Triathlon on Oct. 5. Pre-        grace for me,” said Allen.
                                                                                                            sented by Toyota Engines of      “It’s allowed me to do some-
                                                                                                            Change in Hermosa Beach,         thing when I thought I
                                                                                                            Allen’s participation is noth-   couldn’t do anything.”
                                                                                                            ing short of a miracle for the       Since the surgery, she has
                                                                                                            49-year-old mother of two.       participated in marathons and
                                                                                                               Allen’s journey to the        triathlons, and she’s hoping
                                                                                                            finish line was not an easy      to run in an Ironman compe-
                                                                                                            one. Having survived a hur-      tition within the next year.
                                                                                                            ricane in the open sea when          “It’s such an exciting
                                                                                                            she was in her early 20s,        and wonderful thing,”
                                                                                                            she had an intense fear of       Allen said. “It promotes
                                                                                                            the ocean, which, through        people making changes in
                                                                                                            perseverance, according to       their lives.”
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Focus On Business
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BY HEATHER POSEY                    ple would call in, saying         ity that allowed me to be             “It’s all the same,” Ter-
Staff Writer                        ‘you are so organized and         professional during the hours      rado said. “If you can orga-
                                    you get my projects done so       I could handle it and then         nize one thing, you can
   In today’s busy world, life      fast, I wish you could come       completely turn off when I         organize another. It’s all just
can get a little hectic. But in     in and organize my office.’       needed to rest,” she said. “It     a simple line of thought
the midst of the daily hassles,     Then people would say ‘You        let me work from my laptop         process.”
Wendy Terrado is there to help      worked such a miracle in my       at the doctors, at the hospital,      Prices for VTCO’s ser-
the people of Los Angeles and       office, I know this sounds        wherever I happened to be at       vices vary depending on the
Orange County get their jobs        weird, but my garage at           the time.”                         type of service and, if onsite,
done with her company,              home is such a mess’ and it          Once she was well enough
                                                                                                         the size of the room or office.
appropriately entitled Virtually    became one thing after            to take on more work, Terrado
                                                                                                         Services VTCO offers in-
Taken Care Of, Inc.                 another. “ said Terrado.          made more appointments with
                                                                                                         clude secretarial services,
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sourced virtual office assis-                                                                            public speaking for compa-
                                    rado, was established as a        three and with demand of her
tance company, Virtually            solution to her numerous life     personal organizational ser-       nies, and office organization.
Taken Care Of, Inc., or VTCO,       transitions, including being      vices growing, she transi-         Terrado has also produced e-
was designed as a contract ser-     diagnosed with ovarian can-       tioned into onsite work.           books and other publications
vice company. It eventually         cer. In order to maintain her        She also offers seminars        about personal and profes-         VTCO, Inc founder
branched out of its virtual ser-    income, she decided to use        to help others learn organiza-     sional organization.               Wnedy Terrado takes
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18         SIGNAL TRIBUNE                                              LEGAL NOTICES                                                                                                 OCTOBER 25, 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                      TST2516 / 20072243623
       EMPLOYMENT                                                      FOR SALE                                     GREYHOUNDS                                              FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                                                                                                                 The following person is doing business as: WHIMSY PARTY
                                                                                                                                                                 PRODUCTIONS, 550 Orange Ave. #318, Long Beach, CA
Turner’s Outdoorsman, Southern                                                                                      GREYHOUND                                    90802. Registrant: RACHELLE LYNN DEIBERT, 550 Orange
                                                                                                                                                                 Ave. #318, Long Beach, CA 90802. This business is conducted
California’s largest Hunting, Fishing                                                                             Adoptions through                              by: an individual. I declare that all information in this statement
                                                                                                                                                                 is true and correct. Signed: Rachelle Deibert. The registrant
and Shooting Sports Retailer is                                                                              Greyhound Pets of America                           has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious busi-
Hiring and Accepting Applications                                                                              www.fastfriends.org or                            ness name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with
                                                                                                                                                                 the county clerk of Los Angeles County on September 28,
for Full-time & Part-time customer                                                                           call Joyce at (562) 694-3519                        2007. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires
                                                                                                                                                                 five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county
service oriented                                                                                                 Make a Fast Friend...                           clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed
                                                                                                                                                                 prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself
  • Sales Associates                                                                                        Adopt an Ex-Racing Greyhound                         authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in
  • Cashiers                                                                                                                                                     violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or com-
                                                                                                                                                                 mon law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions
  • Full-time Bookkeepers / OPS                                                                                                                                  Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2007.
    Assistants                                                      Brand New Bike                          VOLUNTEERS NEEDED                                                          TST2517 / 20072220087
                                                                                                                                                                           FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
  • Full-time Department Hunting /                            This bike must go! It’s a new                                                                      The following person is doing business as: BENCHMARK RAC-
    Tackle Managers                                        2008 Harley Davidson Sportster                             FOOD BANK                                  ING STANLEY W. MELESKI, 20823 Claretta Ave., Lakewood,
                                                                                                                                                                 CA 90715. Registrant: STANLEY W. MELESKI, 20823 Claretta
Qualifications & Requirements                                  XL 1200 Low that has only                       VOLUNTEERS NEEDED                                 Ave., Lakewood, CA 90715. This business is conducted by: an
                                                                                                                                                                 individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true
  • High School graduate /GED cer-                            been ridden for one week—                       …to pick up and deliver food                       and correct. Signed: Stanley W. Meleski. The registrant has not
    tificate or higher education                        less than 100 miles. Dark Blue paint.                    Call (562) 598-3003 or                          yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business
                                                                                                                                                                 name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the
  • Legally eligible to work in a                                                                              visit www.foodfinders.org.                        county clerk of Los Angeles County on September 26, 2007.
                                                          Extended warranty included.Price:                                                                      NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five
    firearms environment                                $8900 O.B.O. Purchase includes the                                                                       years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk.
                                                                                                                                                                 A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Prior retail experience is a plus
                                                           bike, bike cover, cable lock, disc                         SELF HELP                                  that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize
                                                                                                                                                                 the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of
                                                         lock, bike washing kit among other                                                                      the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see
  • Knowledge & experience about                                                                              Help For Pee-Shy Syndrome
                                                                                                                                                                 section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub.
                                                             items. Women’s riding boots,                                                                        The Signal Tribune: Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2007.
    sports hunting, sports fishing or                                                                         www.shybladder.org
                                                         medium size gloves and large black                                                                                                   TST 2520
    sports shooting products is a                                                                                                                                T.S No. 07-13323-11 Loan No. 0145460341/WILLIAMS Notice
                                                         full face helmet for additional price.                                                                  of Trustee’s Sale YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF
    plus                                                                                                                                                         TRUST DATED 8/30/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO
  • Employment is dependent on                                   Call (626) 587-9629 or                                      LOST                                PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC
                                                                                                                                                                 SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF
    passing background check &                              (562) 427-8678 for information.                                                                      THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A
                                                                                                                                                                 LAWYER. A public auction to sell the highest bidder for cash a
    drug screen test                                                                                        Lost & Found ads are free.                           cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check
                                                                                                                                                                 drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a
Turner’s offers employees a selec-                                    FOR RENT                                Call the Signal Tribune                            state or federal savings and loan association, savings associa-
tion of Health Insurance Benefits,                                                                                 562-427-8678                                  tion, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial
                                                                                                                                                                 Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by
401 K, Holiday Pay & Vacation Pay.                           Perfect for business person                                                                         the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and
                                                                                                                                                                 interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the here-
Apply at your neighborhood store                                  or foreign student!                                                                            inafter described property under and pursuant to a deed to trust
located on 2201 E. Willow St.,                               Fully furnished bedroom in                                 FOR SALE                                 described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or
                                                                                                                                                                 warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or
Signal Hill, CA 90755.                                       Historic Long Beach home.                                                                           encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s)
                                                                                                                                                                 secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges
Or apply online at: www.turners.com                         Private bath. $600 per month.                   Sell It Fast in the Signal Tribune                   thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms
 Turner’s is an equal opportunity employer.                         (562) 435-2239                                  Call 562-427-8678                            of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and
                                                                                                                                                                 expenses of the trustee for the total amount (at the time of the
                                                                                                                                                                 initial publication of the notice of sale) reasonably estimated to



                             City of Huntington Park                                                                                    City of Huntington Park

                                            TST 2525                                                                                                   TST2524
                                      NOTICE INVITING BIDS                                                                                       NOTICE INVITING BIDS


 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the City Council of the City of Huntington Park, California, will             NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the City Council of the City of Huntington Park, California, will
 receive, sealed proposals until the hour of 3:00 p.m., Wednesday November 7th, 2007. At the Office         receive, sealed proposals until the hour of 10:00 a.m., Tuesday November 6th, 2007. At the Office of
 of the City Clerk for the “Installation of Pedestrian crosswalk Lights At Various Locations” in the        the City Clerk for the “Improvement of Alleys At Various Locations, (Neighborhood Preservation)”
 City of Huntington Park, California, in accordance with the plans and specifications for Project No.       in the City of Huntington Park, California, in accordance with the plans and specifications for Project
 08-015A. Proposals shall be presented under sealed cover.                                                  No. 08-005. Proposals shall be presented under sealed cover.

 Bid deposits, faithful performance bond, labor and material bonds will be required as provided in said     Bid deposits, faithful performance bond, labor and material bonds will be required as provided in said
 contract documents. Bids shall be submitted on official proposal forms.                                    contract documents. Bids shall be submitted on official proposal forms.

 All proposals shall be marked “Installation of Pedestrian crosswalk Lights At Various Locations: Pro-      All proposals shall be marked “Improvement of Alleys At Various Locations, (Neighborhood Preser-
 ject No.08-015A” and mailed or delivered so as to be in the hands of the City Clerk at the City            vation): Project No.08-005” and mailed or delivered so as to be in the hands of the City Clerk at the
 Clerk’s Office in City Hall, 6550 Miles Avenue, at or before the hour stated, at which time all bids       City Clerk’s Office in City Hall, 6550 Miles Avenue, at or before the hour stated, at which time all
 received shall be publicly opened, examined, and declared by the City Clerk. Bidders and the public        bids received shall be publicly opened, examined, and declared by the City Clerk. Bidders and the
 are invited to be present at the declaration of said proposals.                                            public are invited to be present at the declaration of said proposals.
 All bids so received, examined, and declared will be referred by the City Clerk to the City Engineer,      All bids so received, examined, and declared will be referred by the City Clerk to the City Engineer,
 City Attorney, and City Manager for checking and report to the City Council at its regular meeting on      City Attorney, and City Manager for checking and report to the City Council at its regular meeting on
 November 19th, 2007.
                                                                                                            November 19th, 2007.
 Bidders are hereby notified that this is a State funded construction project, and that the State labor
                                                                                                            Bidders are hereby notified that this is a State funded construction project, and that the State labor
 standards apply to this contract. Furthermore, the bidders are hereby notified that pursuant to Sections
                                                                                                            standards apply to this contract. Furthermore, the bidders are hereby notified that pursuant to Sections
 1770 et seq. of the Labor Code of the State of California, the City Council of the City of Huntington
                                                                                                            1770 et seq. of the Labor Code of the State of California, the City Council of the City of Huntington
 Park, incorporates herein by reference the general prevailing rate of per diem wages as determined by
                                                                                                            Park, incorporates herein by reference the general prevailing rate of per diem wages as determined by
 the Director of Industrial Relations of the State of California which determinations are on file in the
                                                                                                            the Director of Industrial Relations of the State of California which determinations are on file in the
 office of the City Clerk.
                                                                                                            office of the City Clerk.
 Said wage rates are hereby incorporated in and made a part of these specifications. In accordance with
 the Labor Code, no workman employed upon work under contract to the City shall be paid less than           Said wage rates are hereby incorporated in and made a part of these specifications. In accordance with
 the referenced prevailing wage rate.                                                                       the Labor Code, no workman employed upon work under contract to the City shall be paid less than
                                                                                                            the referenced prevailing wage rate.
 Any classification omitted herein shall be paid not less than the prevailing wage scale as established
 for similar work in the particular area, and all overtime shall be paid at the prevailing rate as estab-   Any classification omitted herein shall be paid not less than the prevailing wage scale as established
 lished for the particular area. Sunday and Holiday time shall be paid at the wage rate determined by       for similar work in the particular area, and all overtime shall be paid at the prevailing rate as estab-
 the Director of Industrial Relations.                                                                      lished for the particular area. Sunday and Holiday time shall be paid at the wage rate determined by
                                                                                                            the Director of Industrial Relations.

                                                                                                            The drawings, instructions to bidders, specifications, and official proposal forms to be used for bid-
 The drawings, instructions to bidders, specifications, and official proposal forms to be used for bid-     ding can be obtained only at the Office of the City Engineer, City Hall, by paying a fee of $45.00 per
 ding can be obtained only at the Office of the City Engineer, City Hall, by paying a fee of $30.00 per     set. THIS WILL NOT BE REFUNDED. Plans and specifications will be mailed upon receipt of the
 set. THIS WILL NOT BE REFUNDED. Plans and specifications will be mailed upon receipt of the                fee and an additional $25.00 for mailing.
 fee and an additional $10.00 for mailing.                                                                  (Notice Inviting Bids Cont’d)

 No bid will be considered unless it is made on the official proposal forms furnished by the City and is    No bid will be considered unless it is made on the official proposal forms furnished by the City and is
 made in accordance with the provisions of this notice, the instructions to bidders, and the contract       made in accordance with the provisions of this notice, the instructions to bidders, and the contract
 specifications. Each bidder must be licensed in accordance with applicable State laws.                     specifications. Each bidder must be licensed in accordance with applicable State laws.

 If an error is discovered prior to the time for opening of bids, which affects the validity of the bids    If an error is discovered prior to the time for opening of bids, which affects the validity of the bids
 process, and which would affect the jurisdiction of the City Council to accept the bids, then the bid-     process, and which would affect the jurisdiction of the City Council to accept the bids, then the bid-
 ders shall be notified and all bids shall be returned, unopened to the person who submitted the bids.      ders shall be notified and all bids shall be returned, unopened to the person who submitted the bids.

 The City of Huntington Park reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality     The City of Huntington Park reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality
 or irregularity in the form or manner of any bid proposal or the bidding process.                          or irregularity in the form or manner of any bid proposal or the bidding process.


                                                                             City Clerk of the City of                                                                                     City Clerk of the City of
                                                                         Huntington Park, California                                                                                   Huntington Park, California
                                                                        Dated: October 18 & 25, 2007                                                                                  Dated: October 18 & 25, 2007
OCTOBER 25, 2007                                                                                 LEGAL NOTICES                                                                                                                   SIGNAL TRIBUNE                 19
be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of                 the location of the property may be obtained by sending a writ-
sale. Trustor: Amosandra Williams a single man Duly Appointed               ten request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first
Trustee: The Wolf Firm, A Law Corporation recorded 09/05/2006
as instrument No. 06 1967163, in Book --, Page -- of Official
                                                                            publication of this Notice of Sale. Date: 10/11/2007 Preferred
                                                                            Default Management, Inc. 3920 Birch Street, Suite 104 Newport
                                                                                                                                                    Signal Tribune Classified Ad Form
Records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County,                Beach, California 92660 949-476-7086 Marc R. Tow, President
California, Date of Sale: 11/1/2007 at 11:30AM. Place of Sale: At           For Sales Information Call: 714-573-1965 P327007 10/18,
the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350              10/25, 11/01/2007                                                       Category:__________________ (example: For Sale, Employment, etc) Date(s) to Run:________________________
West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA Amount of unpaid balance and                                                                                         * for auto sales license plate number must be included within the ad
                                                                                                  TST2525 / 20072358141
other charges: $638,396.02, estimated. Street Address or other
                                                                                        FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
common designation of real property: 2377 Ohio Avenue , Sig-
                                                                            The following person is doing business as: SNJ PROMOTIONAL
nal Hill, CA 90755. A.P.N.: 7214-013-048. The undersigned
                                                                            SOLUTIONS, 4241 Walnut Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807. Regis-
Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street
                                                                            trant: SNJ WINDOW FASHIONS, LLC, 4241 Walnut Ave., Long
address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If
                                                                            Beach, CA 90807. This business is conducted by: a limited liabil-
no street address or other common designation is shown, direc-
                                                                            ity company. I declare that all information in this statement is true
tions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending
                                                                            and correct. Signed: Samuel Romero, CEO. The registrant has
a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of
                                                                            not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business
first publication of this Notice of Sale. Date: 7/17/2007 The Wolf
                                                                            name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the
Firm, A Law Corporation 38 Corporate Park Irvine, CA 92606
                                                                            county clerk of Los Angeles County on October 16, 2007.
(949) 720-9200 Foreclosure Dept. Fax (949) 608-0130 Sale Infor-
                                                                            NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five
mation Only (714) 573-1965 Julio Ceja Trustee Sale Officer
                                                                            years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A
P324387 10/11, 10/18, 10/25/2007
                                                                            new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that
                             TST2521                                        date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 07-19811 Doc ID                             use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the
#000386641342005N Title Order No. 07-8-070048                               rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see sec-
Investor/Insurer No. 1754990 APN No. 7215-019-063 YOU ARE                   tion 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The
IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/20/2004.                         Signal Tribune: Oct. 18, 25, & Nov. 1, 8, 2007.
UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY,
                                                                                                 TST2526 / 20072358142
IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN
                                                                                       FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING
                                                                            The following person is doing business as: STAR/MON ENTER-
AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER." Notice                                                                                                                 5 line minimum. All classifieds start at $18. ADD $1 for additional lines.
                                                                            PRISE, 839 E. Carson St., UN-2, Long Beach, CA 90807. Reg-
is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly
                                                                            istrant: JOSEPH T. MARINACCI, 839 E. Carson St., UN-2, Long
appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by
                                                                            Beach, CA 90807. This business is conducted by: an individual.
                                                                                                                                                     Prices are based on 1 week. Multiply price by number of weeks the ad will run. Total:________
JASON R. CORRAL AND JENNIFER CORRAL, HUSBAND AND
                                                                            I declare that all information in this statement is true and cor-
WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 08/20/2004 and recorded
08/31/04, as Instrument No. 04 2241975, in Book , Page ), of
                                                                            rect. Signed: Joseph T. Marinacci. The registrant has not yet
                                                                            begun to transact business under the fictitious business name
                                                                                                                                                     Name: ____________________________________________________________
Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los
                                                                            or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the county
Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 10/31/2007 at
10:30AM, AT THE WEST SIDE OF THE LOS ANGELES
                                                                            clerk of Los Angeles County on October 16, 2007. NOTICE:                 Address: __________________________________________________________
                                                                            This fictitious business name statement expires five years from
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK
BLVD., 12720 NORWALK BLVD., NORWALK, CA at public auc-
                                                                            the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new ficti-
                                                                            tious business name statement must be filed prior to that date.
                                                                                                                                                     City/State/ZIP: _____________________________________________________
tion, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described
                                                                            The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use
below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest
conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the
                                                                            in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the          Phone: ____________________________________________________________
                                                                            rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see sec-
property situated in said County and State and as more fully
                                                                            tion 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The
described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street
                                                                            Signal Tribune: Oct. 18, 25, & Nov. 1, 8, 2007.                         To place a classified ad complete this form and fax to: (562) 427-1272 or
address and other common designation, if any, of the real
property described above is purported to be: 2101 E 21ST                                         TST2527 / 20072358488
                                                                                       FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                                                                                                     mail to: Signal Tribune 2669 Myrtle Ave., #111, Signal Hill, CA 90755
STREET UNIT #218, SIGNAL HILL, CA, 90755. The under-
signed Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of             The following person is doing business as: 1. ICANBOMB, 2.
the street address and other common designation, if any,                    ICANBOMB PRODUCTIONS, 3. ICANBOMB PHOTOGRAPHY
shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with
interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be
                                                                            AND NEW MEDIA, 3644 Dellvale Pl., Encino, CA 91436. Regis-
                                                                            trant: JEREMY EICHENBAUM, 3644 Dellvale Pl., Encino, CA                                                       City of Huntington Park
sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances                 91436. This business is conducted by: an individual. I declare
at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is             that all information in this statement is true and correct.
$249,307.71. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening            Signed: Jeremy Eichenbaum. The registrant has begun to
bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to             transact business under the fictitious business name or names                                                                  TST 2529
cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state             listed herein. Date started business was January 1, 2007. This
or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit                statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles                                                                 NOTICE INVITING BIDS
union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan              County on October 16, 2007. NOTICE: This fictitious business
association, savings association, or savings bank specified in              name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in         NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the City Council of the City of Huntington Park, California, will
Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do busi-               the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name
                                                                            statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this
                                                                                                                                                    receive, sealed proposals until the hour of 10:00 a.m., Thursday, November 15th, 2007. At the Office
ness in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ''AS IS'' condi-
tion, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied,                 statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a       of the City Clerk for the "Improvement of Pacific Blvd. From Randolph Street to Slauson Avenue.” in
regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the                 fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another          the City of Huntington Park, California, in accordance with the plans and specifications for Project
indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances there-                 under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq.,
                                                                            Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: Oct.
                                                                                                                                                    No.08-002. Proposals shall be presented under sealed cover.
under, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the
Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as                 18, 25, & Nov. 1, 8, 2007.
provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the                                    TST2530 / 20072367571                              Bid deposits, faithful performance bond, labor and material bonds will be required as provided in said
Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust.                               FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                           contract documents. Bids shall be submitted on official proposal forms.
DATED: 08/17/2007 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1757                             The following person is doing business as: PERSONAL CARE
TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW-88 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063                              PHYSICAL THERAPY, INC., 19110 Allingham Ave., Cerritos, CA
Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (805) 578-6618 By:                  90703. Registrant: PERSONAL CARE PHYSICAL THERAPY,                      All proposals shall be marked "Improvement of Pacific Blvd. From Randolph Street to Slauson
Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt                   INC., 19110 Allingham Ave., Cerritos, CA 90703. This business           Avenue, Project No. 08-002” and mailed or delivered so as to be in the hands of the City Clerk at the
collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained            is conducted by: a corporation. I declare that all information in
will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 911087 10/11/2007,                                                                                             City Clerk’s Office in City Hall, 6550 Miles Avenue, at or before the hour stated, at which time all
                                                                            this statement is true and correct. Signed: Jason Samonte,
10/18/2007, 10/25/2007                                                      CEO. The registrant has begun to transact business under the            bids received shall be publicly opened, examined, and declared by the City Clerk. Bidders and the
                       TST2518 / 20072301954                                fictitious business name or names listed herein. Date started           public are invited to be present at the declaration of said proposals.
           FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                               business was April 10, 2007. This statement was filed with the
The following persons are doing business as: ACTIVE PORT, 3633              county clerk of Los Angeles County on October 17, 2007.
Long Beach Blvd., Suite 108, Long Beach, CA 90807. Registrant:              NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five            All bids so received, examined, and declared will be referred by the City Clerk to the City Engineer,
1. JULIE FOGG, 2. DAVID ORTEGA, 3640 Myrtle Ave., Long                      years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk.     City Attorney, and City Manager for checking and report to the City Council at its regular meeting on
Beach, CA 90807. This business is conducted by: co-partners. I              A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to         December 3rd, 2007.
declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.         that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize
Signed: 1. Julie Fogg, 2. David Ortega. The registrants have begun          the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of
to transact business under the fictitious business name or names            the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see          Bidders are hereby notified that this is a State funded construction project, and that the State labor
listed herein. Date started business was October 13, 2002. This             section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub.             standards apply to this contract. Furthermore, the bidders are hereby notified that pursuant to Sections
statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County             The Signal Tribune: Oct. 25, & Nov. 1, 8, 15, 2007.
                                                                                                                                                    1770 et seq. of the Labor Code of the State of California, the City Council of the City of Huntington
on October 9, 2007. NOTICE: This fictitious business name state-                                         TST2528
ment expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the     NOTICE OF SALE OF ABANDONED PROPERTY
                                                                                                                                                    Park, incorporates herein by reference the general prevailing rate of per diem wages as determined by
county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be              Notice is given that pursuant to sections 21700-21713 of the            the Director of Industrial Relations of the State of California which determinations are on file in the
filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself   Business and Professions Code, Section 2328 of the Commer-              office of the City Clerk.
authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in viola-     cial Code, Section 535 of the Penal Code, that Norwalk Self
tion of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law           Storage at 11564 E. Firestone Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 will
(see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub.            sell by competitive bidding, on or after November 8, 2007 @             Said wage rates are hereby incorporated in and made a part of these specifications. In accordance with
The Signal Tribune: Oct. 11, 18, 25, & Nov. 1, 2007.                        10:00am, property belonging to those listed below. Auction is           the Labor Code, no workman employed upon work under contract to the City shall be paid less than
                      TST2519 / 20072301955                                 to be held at the above address. Property to be sold as follows:        the referenced prevailing wage rate.
           FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                               household goods, furniture, personal items, clothing, electron-
The following person is doing business as: EYE OF MINE, 4232                ics, tools, auto parts and miscellaneous boxes, belonging to
Walnut Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807. Registrant: RUSSELL GOR-                 the following.                                                          Any classification omitted herein shall be paid not less than the prevailing wage scale as established
DON LATIMER, 4232 Walnut Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807. This                   Name                                              Unit Num-             for similar work in the particular area, and all overtime shall be paid at the prevailing rate as estab-
business is conducted by: an individual. I declare that all informa-        ber
tion in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Russell Latimer.        Marco A. Cabrera                                      A257              lished for the particular area. Sunday and Holiday time shall be paid at the wage rate determined by
The registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the             Rafael A. Smit                                        B449              the Director of Industrial Relations.
fictitious business name or names listed herein. This statement             Plaza Reality                                         B236
was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on October            Charles Barfield                                      B512
                                                                            Larry Carlson                                         B793              The drawings, instructions to bidders, specifications, and official proposal forms to be used for bid-
9, 2007. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires
five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county           Jesus Correa                                          A278              ding can be obtained only at the Office of the City Engineer, City Hall, by paying a fee of $50.00 per
clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed               Eric Doss                                             B226              set. THIS WILL NOT BE REFUNDED. Plans and specifications will be mailed upon receipt of the
prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself         Iva Fetelika                                          B232A
                                                                            Harry Marchello                                        A185
                                                                                                                                                    fee and an additional $25.00 for mailing.
authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in vio-
lation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law         Isabel Maria Rams                                     A317
(see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub.            Anita Strickland                                       A150             No bid will be considered unless it is made on the official proposal forms furnished by the City and is
The Signal Tribune: Oct. 11, 18, 25, & Nov. 1, 2007.                        Trina Randle                                          B511
                                                                            Trinice Walker                                        B761
                                                                                                                                                    made in accordance with the provisions of this notice, the instructions to bidders, and the contract
                              TST 2523                                                                                                              specifications. Each bidder must be licensed in accordance with applicable State laws.
                                                                            Barry Alino                                           B292
TS No. 07-0039 Loan No. 2721-RF Notice of Trustee’s Sale
                                                                            Shanna Crawford                                        A259
YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED
                                                                            Fred Deribas                                          B795
11/23/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR
                                                                            Becky A. Esquivel                                     B144
                                                                                                                                                    If an error is discovered prior to the time for opening of bids, which affects the validity of the bids
PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU                                                                                                   process, and which would affect the jurisdiction of the City Council to accept the bids, then the bid-
                                                                            Phyllis Evans                                         B625
NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PRO-
CEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A
                                                                            Keli L. Lightsey                                      B143              ders shall be notified and all bids shall be returned, unopened to the person who submitted the bids.
                                                                            Loretta Martinez                                      B750
LAWYER. A public auction to sell the highest bidder for cash a
                                                                            Victor Perez                                          B838
cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check
                                                                            Patrice Woods                                         A105              The City of Huntington Park reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality
drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a
state or federal savings and loan association, savings associa-
                                                                            Guadalupe Solis                                       B706              or irregularity in the form or manner of any bid proposal or the bidding process.
                                                                            Ryan Aragon                                           B126
tion, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial
                                                                            Rosalyn Golden                                        A145
Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by
                                                                            Erinn Goodwin                                         B310                                                                                                          City Clerk of the City of
the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title,
and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the
                                                                            Ida Goodwin                                           B481                                                                                                     Huntington Park, California
                                                                            Christina Medina                                      B612                                                                                     Dated: October 25, 2007 & November 1, 2007
hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a deed to
                                                                            David Molina                                          A161
trust described below. The sale will be made, but without
                                                                            Yolanda Quiroz                                        B794
covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title,
                                                                            Nathaniel Taylor                                      B228
possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal
                                                                            Vijay Patel, Prudential California                    A248
sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest
and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances,                                  TST2531 / 20072393504
under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees,                         FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
charges and expenses of the trustee for the total amount (at the            The following person is doing business as: NEW BEGINNINGS-
time of the initial publication of the notice of sale) reasonably           STAGING AND DESIGN, 2767 E. 3rd St. #30, Long Beach, CA



                                                                                                                                                                  Don’t Forget! Your DBA
estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on               90814. Registrant: KATHRYN DARLENE CARTER, 2767 E. 3rd
the day of sale. Trustor: Pharaoh Development, Inc, a California            St. #30, Long Beach, CA 90814. This business is conducted by:
corporation Duly appointed Trustee: Preferred Default Man-                  an individual. I declare that all information in this statement is



                                                                                                                                                                  must be filed every 5 years.
agement, Inc. recorded 12/12/2005 as Instrument No. 05-                     true and correct. Signed: Kathryn Carter. The registrant has
3036018 in book , page of Official Records in the Office of the             not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business
Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale                    name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the
11/8/2007 at 11:30 AM Place of Sale: At the front entrance to               county clerk of Los Angeles County on October 22, 2007.

                                                                                                                                                                                          u started!
                                                                                                                                                              We have the forms to get yo
the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd.,                NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five
Pomona, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges:                      years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk.
$1,060,772.59, estimated Street Address or other common                     A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to
designation of real property: 2500 Gundry Avenue Signal Hill,               that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize
CA 90755 A.P.N.: 721-026-175 The undersigned Trustee dis-                   the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of
claims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or         the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see
other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street
address or other common designation is shown, directions to
                                                                            section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub.
                                                                            The Signal Tribune: Oct. 25, & Nov. 1, 8, 15, 2007.                     Call the Signal Tribune at (562) 427-8678
20   SIGNAL TRIBUNE                                                                                 OCTOBER 25, 2007




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