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  Serving Bixby Knolls, California Heights, Los Cerritos, Wrigley and the City of Signal Hill
 VOL. 28, NO. 8                                        Your Weekly Community Newspaper                                                                August 3, 2006


                                                                                                         Chuck Gerst honored
   National Night Out                                                                                    at school luncheon
                                                                                                         BY JOSEPH SERNA                  has lived well beyond the five
                                                                                                         Staff Writer                     or so years doctors estimated
                                                                                                                                          him to survive, and he credits
                                                                                                            What can be said about        the children with his survival.
                                                                                                         Chuck Gerst that has not            “I love the children, I love
                                                                                                         already been said?               the school. It’s the best medi-
                                                                                                            The 76-year-old Gerst has     cine for me,” he said, his
                                                                                                         racked up numerous acco-         voice cracking with emotion.
                                                                                                         lades from both Signal Hill      “The children are so full of
                                                                                                         and Long Beach—recognized        energy and love and I just
                                                                                                         for being the “Outstanding       suck it all up.”
                                                                                                         Older American” by Signal           “Mr. Chuck,” as the chil-
   Top: David Ledesma, 7, gets a closer                                                                  Hill in 2000, given a procla-    dren and parents at Alvarado
   look at Robbie the Robot, as his                                                                      mation by the Long Beach         Elementary call him, has been
   brother Nicolas watches the fun.                                                                      Unified School District in
   Right: Raffle winner Briana Quintero,                                                                                                  volunteering in some form at
                                                                                                         2003 and recently honored by     Alvarado Elementary since
   10, receives a bike from SHPD Chief                                                                   Alvarado Elementary School
   Tom Sonoff.                                                                                                                            his godson, Tony Quintero,
                                                                                                         in Long Beach for his tireless
                        Barbara Holbrook and                                                                                              began attending the school in
                                                                                                         volunteer work.
                 Neena Strichart/Signal Tribune                                                                                           the sixth grade.
                                                                                                            So what does all the recog-
      On Tuesday, neighbors in Long Beach                                                                                                    Quintero, Gerst’s sixth and
                                                     the Robot,” and “Spike” the mascot for the          nition and thanks add up to
   and Signal Hill joined communities                Long Beach Ice Dogs.                                                                 youngest of adopted children,
                                                                                                         for Gerst?
   throughout the United States for the 23rd            The city of Signal Hill joined in for the           “It pleases me,” he stated    is now a sophomore at Wilson
   Annual National Night Out Against Crime.          third year with a festival in Calbrisas Park.       indifferently.                   High School in Long Beach.
      As part of the festivities, the Long Beach     In addition to game booths and a bounce                At first, such a lukewarm        “It was different,” Quintero
   Police Department hosted a “Crime Preven-         house, children participated in building pro-       response to praise from          said of having Gerst at school
   tion and Safety Fair” in the parking lot of       jects sponsored by Home Depot. Every                school staff, administration     all the time, admitting that his
   the Lowe’s Home Improvement Ware-                 child who attended received a raffle ticket         and even the Long Beach          constant presence kept him in
   house, 2840 Bellflower Boulevard.                 for a chance to win one of 10 bikes.                mayor seemed curious, that is,   line. “[Now] he’s the grandfa-
      Families enjoyed free refreshments,               National Night Out is designed to heighten       until the mention of children.   ther of the school.”
   music from the Blue Steel Police Band, a          drug and crime prevention awareness,                   “Just being acknowledged         And like a beloved grandfa-
   dunk tank, moon bounce, face painting,            strengthen police and community partner-            and liked by the children” is    ther, people stop to say hello
   child fingerprinting and appearances from         ships and alert criminals that neighborhoods        what matters, he explained.      to him whenever they pass by.
   “Herbie the Talking Police Car,” “Robbie          are organized in the efforts to fight crime.           Gerst, who was diagnosed         Just recently, Quintero told
                                                                                                         with prostate cancer in 1996,                  see GERST page 7


CSULB donation establishes future of Skills center, alumni legacy
   Luster Hauth and his wife,      largest gift of its kind from a      including reaching out to the    said. “Having both worked for    funds will support the Hauth
Audrey, donated $1 million to      retired professor in the Califor-    Long Beach community.”           public education institutions,   Center for Communication
Cal State Long Beach recently,     nia State University system.            Hauth was a professor in      they are aware of the impor-     Skills, which serves some
a sign of their continual sup-        “Because of our first gift to     CSULB’s Communication            tance of our mission. Even in    2,000 campus and community
port of the Center for Commu-      CSULB, the Hauth Center has          Studies Department, where he     their retirement, the Hauths     members who wish to improve
nication Skills that bears their   been well established, serving       taught for 28 years before       have continued to work tire-     their communication skills.
names, announced university        students, faculty and staff,” said   retiring in 1992. His wife, an   lessly to prepare students for      “This seems to be a time of
President F. King Alexander.       Luster Hauth, who is an emeri-       alumna of CSULB, was a           their educational and profes-    communication fallout; people
   It is the second $1 million     tus professor of speech commu-       highly regarded teacher at       sional careers by enhancing      just can’t get along. If more
donation from the Hauths; the      nications at CSULB. “Through         Westminster High School for      the communication skills of      people had good communica-
first came in 1999 and was         this second gift, we see the         more than 20 years.              thousands of students. We are    tion skills, they would be better
used to establish the Luster E.    Hauth Center becoming more              “Cal State Long Beach is      extremely grateful for their     survivors in our tumultuous
and Audrey Nichol Hauth Cen-       visible, playing an integral part    fortunate to have people like    generosity and the interdisci-   world,” Audrey Hauth pointed
ter for Communications Skills.     in the education of the students,    the Hauths as part of the uni-   plinary value of this gift.”     out. “Hopefully, the Hauth
   At the time, it was the         and becoming more expansive,         versity’s family,” Alexander        As with the first gift, the             see DONATION page 7



  The Right Muse                                                                                                                          Learning the Law
  Inspired by local business                                                                                                              For those with the stamina,
  Buono’s Pizzeria, students                                                                                                              Pacific Coast Univeristy
  waxed poetic about Italian                                                                                                              provides the resources to
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2   SIGNAL TRIBUNE                                      COMMUNITY                                                                                   AUGUST 3, 2006



i     Around Town
LONG BEACH MUNICIPAL BAND
Conducted by Larry Curtis, the Long Beach Municipal
                                                   i                                      Reminiscing with Mark
                                                                                            Pacific Coast Club
Band performs free concerts in the park, Tuesday
through Friday until August 18. All concerts begin at
6:30 p.m. This week’s performances are tonight at
Marine Stadium, 5255 Paoli Way, Friday at El Dorado
Park, 2800 North Studebaker Road, Tuesday at Bixby
Park, 130 Cherry Avenue, and Wednesday at Los Cerri-
tos Park, 3750 Del Mar Avenue. For more information,
call (562) 570-3100.
AIRPORT LITIGATION FUNDRAISER PARTY
LBHush2 is sponsoring an event to raise funds for the
“Just in Case” litigation account. Come enjoy a summer
night with flowing drinks, gourmet food and an amazing
home and art collection tour in one of the most beautiful
homes in the gated community of Bixby Hills. The gath-
ering takes place Friday at 7 p.m. Suggested donation is
$100. RSVP is necessary. For more information or to
make reservations, call Laura Sellmer at (714) 719-0024.
NLB COMMUNITY ACTION GROUP MEETING
The next general meeting of the NLB Community Action
Group (NLB CAG) will take place Sunday at 2 p.m. at
the North Long Beach Police Substation located on the        BY MARK EASTMAN                         falling to the wrecking ball.               My brother, Kent, recalls the
southwest corner of Atlantic Avenue and Del Amo              Staff Writer                               The imitation Norman cas-            wedding of a close friend, held
Boulevard. The speaker will be North Long Beach Police                                               tle, dedicated on September 4,          at the PCC in 1971. The days
Commander Scott Robertson. For more information, call           The Pacific Coast Club               1926, would be catering to the          of this wonderful structure
NLB CAG President Laurie Angel at (562) 985-7990 or          (PCC) —a perfect symbol of              higher classes with their               were numbered. In the early
(562) 423-1563.                                              the opulence which came with            social graces.                          1970s the club was closed.
SIGNAL HILL SUMMER CONCERTS                                  the oil gushers; “if tangible              As a senior at Woodrow                   After a decade, a select
The Friends of Signal Hill Cultural Arts continue their      evidence were needed, one               Wilson High School, I                   group—including myself and
                                                             need only [have] been at 850            attended our prom in the then           photographer Bill Inch—got
2006 Summer Concerts in the Park on Wednesday,
                                                             Ocean Boulevard,” according             gorgeous ballroom.                      their chance to tour the build-
August 9 with reggae music by Sapadilla. Concerts fea-
                                                             to the book, “Long Beach                   Many people have a list of           ing, then in tatters.
ture a different band every Wednesday through August
                                                             Fortune’s Harbor.”                      things they want to accom-                  I recall that the structure
16. Shows are from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Signal Hill
                                                                The above photo bears wit-           plish in their lifetime. Some-          had been stripped of many of
Park, 2175 Cherry Avenue in Signal Hill. Bring a picnic
                                                             ness to the once stately build-         where on my list was to gain            its fixtures, including the
or purchase food catered by Triple R Catering. For more
                                                             ing, in ruins due to a decade           entrance and photograph what            plumbing. The club had
information, call (562) 989-7330.
                                                             of misuse and neglect, finally          was left of the PCC.                    become home to the homeless
HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF LB MEETING                                                                                                       and transient. The once beau-
The Hearing Loss Association of LB/Lakewood (for-                  2 Open Homes - Sunday August 6th 1-4pm                                    tiful hallways were marred
merly Self Help for Hard of Hearing) meets the second                                                                                        with graffiti.
                                                                                                            3900 Olive Ave.
Thursday of each month at the Weingart Senior Center,                                                       Sitting high atop A Knoll.
                                                                                                                                                 As we tramped through
5220 Oliva Avenue in Lakewood, at 6:30 p.m. This                                                      3 bedroom, 2 bath, open floor plan,    what was left of the huge
month’s speaker is Laine Waggoner, M.A. She and her                                                     large private patio, 3 car garage.
                                                                                                                                             gymnasium, the floor almost
                                                                                                                    $899,900
partner, Rex Waggoner, demonstrate their humor-filled                                                                                        gave way in places.
approach to maintaining a positive attitude and a sense of                                                                                       Gazing upon the now emp-
                                                                      2120 Hill St.
humor while adjusting to hearing loss. The meetings are                                                                                      tied and graffitied swimming
                                                                     #309 Signal Hill
free. For more information, call (562) 433-6509.                Penthouse 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo
                                                                                                                                             pool, one could only imagine
 VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE REGISTRATION
                                                                   with panoramic ocean views.                                               that grandiosity in more ele-
                                                                            $725,000
The United States Youth Volleyball League (USYVL) is                                                                                         gant days.
                                                               ...for a private showing call:       May We Help You?                             Out in the courtyard, only
now taking registrations for their fall 2006 program. The
                                                                                             Lee & Barbara Shoag                             the great stone gargoyles
eight weeks of volleyball will focus on serving, hitting,
                                                                                                                                             seemed to stand guard.
setting and spiking as well as the fundamentals of volley-                               (562) 427-0669                                          I crossed one thing off my
ball including teamwork, sportsmanship and, most of all,                              www.shoagrealestate.com
                                                                                                                                             list, however sad.
fun! The Long Beach League meets at Whaley Park,
Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays
from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. starting September 13. Online
registration is available through their website at
www.uxyvl.org. For information call (888) 988-7985.
SIGNAL HILL LIBRARY ART EXHIBIT
Friends of Signal Hill Cultural Arts (FOSHCA) have
invited Janet Catania to display her work in the Signal
Hill Library, 1770 East Hill Street, through September
30. Catania works mainly in charcoal and oil mediums
and her inspiration comes from her love of animals and
landscapes. For more information about the exhibit, call
(562) 989-7323.
NO RESUMES REQUIRED
Signal Hill Police Department invites citizens to get
involved and join the Community Volunteer Program.
Ensure a safer tomorrow and give back to the commu-
nity by assisting in departmental duties and participat-
ing in various community events. For more information
and applications, contact Officer Raul Ramirez at (562)
989-7222 ext. 83.
AUGUST 3, 2006                                                COMMUNITY                                                                  SIGNAL TRIBUNE            3
Bixby
Knolls
                                                                                                       eye on
Towers                                                                                                           crime
                                                                                                       News from the LBPD
                                                                                                            Crimes reported by the LBPD July 25–August 1
celebrates                                                                                             Districts 6 (North of PCH), 7 & 8 (East of the L.A. River)

45 Years                                                                                               Tuesday, August 1
                                                                                                       Murder
                                                                                                       11 p.m. • 5400 block of Paramount Boulevard
JOSEPH SERNA
                                                                                                       Officers responded to a shots fired call and arrived to find a
Staff Writer
                                                                                                       male victim had been shot. The victim had been in the
                                                                                                       courtyard area of the apartment complex when he was shot.
   With the smell of barbecue
                                                                                                       The victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the upper
filling the air and country
                                                                                                       torso. He was transported to a local hospital where he died
western music twanging
                                                                                                       as a result of his injuries. The victim’s identity has not been
through the halls, senior citi-                                                                        released pending notification of his family. The motive for
zens at Bixby Knolls Towers                                                                            the shooting is still under investigation and anyone who
celebrated the 45th anniver-                                                                           may have any information regarding this incident is asked
sary of their community orga-                                                                          to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Scott
nization last week.                                                                                    Lasch or Malcom Evens at (562) 570-7244.
   The Retirement Housing         RHF President Rev. Dr. Laverne Joseph greets resi-
Foundation (RHF), a non-          dents of Bixby Knolls Towers.                                        Signal Hill
profit organization founded in    provide a range of housing          in 1966 and is home to more      Saturday, July 22
1961, owns a web of 154           options and services for            than 180 people.                 Vandalism
senior citizen housing commu-     older adults, economically             Among its contributions       11:45 p.m. • Redondo Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway
nities within 24 states and       disadvantaged families, and         toward the RHF mission,          A citizen reported that two suspects were vandalizing busi-
Washington D.C., Puerto Rico,     persons with disabilities,          Bixby Knolls Towers has col-     nesses with spray paint. Detectives observed a vehicle
and the U.S. Virgin Islands.      according to their needs, in        lected more than $12,000 for     fleeing the scene. They initated a traffic stop and detained
   “What we tried to show         an environment enhancing            Hurricane Katrina victims.       the suspects until uniformed patrol officers arrived. One
was how we contribute to          the quality of life as it relates      RFH has more than 16,000      suspect still had blue paint on his hands and a can of blue
[their] mission,” said Deborah    to their physical, mental and       residents within its network     spray paint was found in the back seat of the vehicle that
Holling, administrator at         spiritual well being.”              and about 2,600 staff members.   matched the graffiti. Witnesses possitively identified the
Bixby Knolls Towers. “Be-            The Bixby Knolls Towers,            During the celebration,       suspects. Three businesses suffered damage in excess of
cause they are our support.”      the first total-care retirement     housing staff presented a        $400. The suspects were arrested and charged with felony
   According to the RHF           campus of RHF and home to           plaque to the Rev. Dr. Laverne   vandalism and driving under the influence of alcohol.
website, their mission is “to     its headquarters, was opened        Joseph, president of RHF.




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                             Thoughts                          Letters to the Editor
                             from the                          OPEN DISCUSSION ON TAX              that meeting was received by           proof for his tax plan.
                                                                                                   the city manager and they                 After calling and emailing
                                                               INCREASE NOT POSSIBLE
                             Publisher                            On June 12 the city man-
                                                               ager ’s office asked the
                                                                                                   promptly cancelled four hours
                                                                                                   before the meeting. Why?
                                                                                                                                          both Jerry Miller and Laura
                                                                                                                                          Richardson (who supposedly
                                                                                                   Because they noticed that on           work for the taxpayers) about
                             by Neena Strichart                Wrigley Village Neighbor-
                                                                                                   the agenda was Norm Ryan, a            this to ask for an explanation I
                                                               hood Advisory Group (NAG)
                                                                                                   prominent critic of Long               have gotten no response.
   Today is my friend Becky Burleson’s 50th birthday.          for time in our monthly public
                                                                                                   Beach’s taxation policies.                So the city lobbies its own
Having known each other for most of our lives, we have         meeting. They planned to
                                                                                                      The city has spent vast             residents, begs to be on the
quite a history. I don’t remember exactly when we first        bring several speakers on
                                                                                                   sums of money on polls and             agenda of community groups
                                                               “The Long Beach Challenge”
met; my guess is we were about 4 or 5 years old. I am                                              staff to lobby the citizens in         to present slanted views, acts
                                                               (where they make a case for
older by one year and, believe me, Becky has never let                                             the hopes of creating support          unprofessionally with no
                                                               raising taxes). The June meet-
me forget it.                                                                                      for their plan to put a tax            regard for the time and effort
                                                               ing was full already but they
   As very young children, we grew up as down-the-street                                           increase on the ballot yet are         of the citizens who actually
                                                               were given a July 20 speaking
neighbors. We were together whenever possible, and                                                 they interesting in having a           show up for meetings and
                                                               date which was confirmed on
enjoyed playing with the other kids in the neighborhood.                                           public discussion of the               care about the future of this
                                                               July 16.
Our friends included Lori Rodriguez, Charlene Hopkins                                              issues? Of course not. At the          city and is not able to respond
                                                                  On the 20th, the agenda for
and Kim Chamberlain. When I was 10, my family bought                                               close of these presentations           to questions about their
a house one block away from the Silvas (Becky’s family),                                           (without another view point            behavior.
                                                                                                   being presented) a poll is                         Gavin McKiernan
who had also relocated into the neighborhood. Within a
very short period of time, the house next door to us went
                                                                Happy Birthday                     taken and the uninformed but                              Long Beach
                                                                                                   favorable results are reported                       Wrigley Village
up for sale and lucky for us the Silvas made an offer and
moved in. Becky and I were thrilled and our lifelong
                                                                  @       Betty                    back to Mr. Miller to provide           Neighborhood Advisory Group
friendship began in earnest.
   Becky has a younger brother, Michael, and I am an
only child; we basically grew up as sisters. With both
sets of parents working we had a lot of time on our
                                                                                                                     Inspiration Corner
                                                                                                                                 by Betty Colston
hands—especially in the summer and during Easter and
Christmas breaks. We made good use of that free time.                                                                      Plant positive thoughts
   We would start our mornings by Becky coming over
to my house through the gate that separated our homes.
                                                                                                                       in the mind so the blooms will
Both in our pajamas, we would watch reruns of “I Love                                                                   be of joy, love and kindness.
Lucy” (our favorite), the “Andy Griffith Show” and the                                                                                     Betty Colston
                                                                                                                               Author – Professional Speaker/Trainer
“Dick Van Dyke Show.” Becky would then dash home                                                                   Colston Enterprise PO Box 92301, Long Beach, CA 90809-2301
and we would change into our play clothes and meet at
my house to start my chores. After we completed making
the beds and washing up the breakfast dishes we would
head over to her house to do her chores. After all the          Community News. Door-to-door, week to week.
work was done the fun would begin—more television,
snacks, and a trip to the library or over to play with other                       Subscribe to The SignalTribune by mail
neighbor kids. What a life.
   As we got older we stayed as close as ever even
though our taste in music was very different. Becky                                                         Name: ______________________________
loved Three Dog Night and Linda Ronstadt—while I was
a big Elvis fan. It didn’t matter though—our bond was,                                                      Address: ____________________________
and still is, permanent.
   Although we both moved on with our lives, both mar-                                                      City: ________________________________
rying, and her having two beautiful daughters—one
thing remains ... we are still friends and neighbors. I live                                                State: ______ ZIP: __________________
in the same house I grew up in—and her parents still live
next door to me. Becky and her husband Stan, and girls
Jackie and Joanna live next door to them. Being just one                 Send $45 for your Annual Subscription to:
door apart keeps us close, literally, and I still consider
her my sister.                                                                      The Signal Tribune
   Happy Birthday Becky. I love you.                                2669 Myrtle Avenue #111 Signal Hill, CA 90755-2744


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AUGUST 3, 2006                  NEWS                                                                                                                     SIGNAL TRIBUNE        5
                                                                                                                SH planning fundraiser for fire
                         Communiqué                                                                             victims; volunteers needed

                          from RaeBy Rae Gabelich, Long Beach 8th District Council Member
                                                                                                                   A fundraiser to assist the
                                                                                                                families who received dam-
                                                                                                                age and loss of personal
                                                                                                                effects from the apartment
                                                                                                                                                          To donate money toward
                                                                                                                                                        assisting families, make
                                                                                                                                                        checks payable to the Signal
                                                                                                                                                        Hill Community Foundation.
                                                                                                                fire on Temple Avenue is                  Donations can be sent by
   The first Bixby Knolls         time. Thank you to Jim                     event. The Long Beach Spe-         being organized.                        mail to: the Signal Hill
Dragster Expo and Car Show        Michaelian, CEO of the                     cial Olympics team, thanks to         If you want to volunteer             Community Foundation, in
was a roaring success on At-      Grand Prix Association of                  a generous donation of water       time for the fundraiser, call           care of the City of Signal
lantic Avenue July 27.            Long Beach, Mike Biddle,                   from Vons, was able to raise       Vivian Munson of the city               Hill Community Services
   Despite the record heat,       David LaLonde, Mike Kowal,                 money for their travel             manager’s office at (562)               Department, 2175 Cherry
5,000 people turned out for a     Steve Beatty, Paul Forman,                 expenses, and St. Barnabus         989-7305 to place your                  Avenue, Signal Hill, CA
fun and exciting afternoon        my wonderful staff of Sallie               and the Guidance Center            name on the volunteer list.             90755.
that brought back the sounds      Rodman, Veronica Servin,                   received some of the proceeds
and smells of vintage top-fuel    Linda Ivers and Jonathan                   from the beer garden.
dragsters, including some         Kraus and from the Profes-                    When I first discussed this
original drivers who raced at     sional Dragster Association                idea with the Bixby Knolls
the Lions Drag Strip.             were Doug Kruse, Bill Marcel               BIA board several months
                                                                                                                                   PACIFIC COAST UNIVERSITY
   There were also more than      and Bill Pitts. Also, Dave                 ago, I saw this as a great                            SCHOOL OF LAW, LONG BEACH
100 magnificent cars on dis-      Ashman and Blair Cohn from                 opportunity to bring people to                          If you or someone you know is
play, including an open-wheel     the City’s Special Events                  the Bixby Knolls area, sup-                            serious about going to law school
race car from last year’s Toy-    Bureau were invaluable to its              port our local businesses and                               but has to work full time,
                                                                                                                  Providing an
ota Grand Prix of Long            success.                                   create a unique signature                                  check out our law school of
Beach, the car driven by             The event also had a num-               event to be enjoyed by our            affordable,
                                                                                                                                      evening and weekend classes.
Patrick Dempsey in last year’s    ber of sponsors who made it                community. From the com-             quality, legal
celebrity race at the Grand       possible. I would like to thank            ments I heard on Saturday, I         education for       2006 Prospective Student
Prix, a Cadillac with a           Toyota Motor Sports and the                believe we accomplished that!       over 75 years.
$100,000 sticker price and our    Long Beach Grand Prix, Fire-                  As our first effort at bring-                           Information Sessions
Police Department’s own           stone Complete Auto Care,                  ing the Dragster Expo and Car                               Saturday,August 5th, 2-4pm
dragster and classic paddy        the Port of Long Beach, the                Show to Bixby Knolls, I have          Pacific Coast
                                                                                                                     University        Saturday, October 7th, 2–4pm
wagon.                            Long Beach Water Depart-                   received many positive com-
   A highlight of the day for     ment, Catalina Flying Boats,               ments. However, we also real-
                                                                                                                   School of Law           Thursday, October 12th
me was certainly getting          Bob Hill Cranes, BP, Howard                ize that there will be areas to       1650 Ximeno                         6:30-8:30pm
behind the wheel of one of the    CDM, Farmers & Merchants                   improve upon for the future.            Suite 310
dragsters as the 3,000 horse-     Bank, the Long Beach Con-                     I am interested to hear your      Long Beach, CA
power engine was fired up in      vention and Visitors Bureau,               comments and feedback.                   90804        PCU is registered with
                                                                                                                                   the State Bar of California
a match race against our          Coast Cadillac, Sound Energy               Please write me at district8                          and is authorized by the
                                                                                                                 (562) 961-8200
Mayor, Bob Foster. I would        Solutions, Long Beach                      @longbeach.gov or call my                             Bureau of Private and
                                                                                                                                   Postsecondary and
like to thank Mayor Foster for    Motorsports and Jiffy Lube.                office at (562) 570-6685.               PCULAW@       Vocational Education
being a good sport. His partic-      Many others provided                                     Stay Involved!       PCULAW.COM      to issue Juris Doctor
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    Mighty Mo’ Orozco                                             Mini makeovers, big difference
                                                                  BY JOSEPH SERNA
    heads for Missouri                                            Staff Writer

   And in this corner...                                             Walk through the sliding
   Long Beach’s own                                               doors, make a few turns and
“Mighty” Moses Orozco has                                         head down the elevator.
been invited to participate in                                       A masseuse, a manicurist,
the 2006 Ringside World                                           Mary Kay consultants and a
Boxing Championships. The                                         hairdresser are waiting.
event will be held in Kansas                                         But this isn’t a spa for just
City, Missouri August 1 to 5.                                     anyone to get a few hours of
   The tournament is the                                          pampering, this is Long
largest individual tourna-                                        Beach Memorial’s “Mini
ment held in the world.                                           Makeovers,” a day for free
                                 Mighty Mo and his dad/
USA boxing officials esti-                                        massages, face treatments and
                                 coach Rudy Orozco.
mate nearly 1500 athletes                                         hair dressing for dozens of
from throughout the world,       dangerous Anthony Zavala         cancer patients.
in a total of 14 divisions,      in the championship bout.           Thursday afternoon Mary
will participate. It will be        On July 15, he won the                                           Esther Aguiler (right) gets some cosmetics tips from
                                                                  Kay representatives and Cerri-     Mary Kay consultant Pat Demps during her makeover.
five days of non-stop action,    65-pound championship at         tos Community College cos-
with six boxing rings having     the 5th annual Desert Show-      metology students volunteered      whole cart that we would take                                              cancer treatment, which is not
matches simultaneously.          down Invitational Amateur        at Long Beach Memorial Med-        with us to the hospital” with                                              available in her state.
   Mighty Mo will make the       Boxing Championships in          ical Center for a day of beauty,   his chair, a portable DVD                                                      Though the day of beauty
trip with his coach/dad, Rudy    Coachella. Mighty Mo             a day inspired by Kevin            player, pictures for the walls,                                            only lasts for a short time,
Orozco. “What an opportu-        received his championship        McQuarrie, who succumbed to        and more, Meg McQuarrie                                                    McQuarrie hopes to turn it into
nity of a lifetime it will be    belt after defeating home-       cancer three years ago.            said. “Going to the hospital                                               an annual event at Long Beach
for Mo,” Coach Orozco said.      town boy Joel Muniz of              “Kevin was very good            wasn’t something he would                                                  Memorial, noting how good it
   The 9-year-old athlete        Indio, and then outclassing      about making sure his com-         look forward to, but it wasn’t                                             feels for the patients, and for
has won three consecutive        Miguel Alcantara of the          fort was primary...the mental      something he dreaded.”                                                     the people volunteering.
boxing tournaments this          Oscar De La Hoya gym.            and physical comfort,” said           And to remove that dread                                                    “I want to give back
year. During Easter break,          Mighty Mo, a straight-A       his sister, Meg McQuarrie. “It     for other patients, if even for                                            because I know how important
Mighty Mo won the 60-            student, trains daily at the     made a huge difference, to         only a few hours, Meg Mc-                                                  it is,” said Katie McBride, a
pound Junior Olympics            Fabel Chavez boxing gym          him chemotherapy meant get-        Quarrie and Kevin McQuar-                                                  Cerritos College student, as
Championship by defeating        in Carson, and will be the       ting sick all the time, and he     rie’s friends created the                                                  she curled Gray’s hair. She
heavy-favorite         Omar      lone representative from         didn’t get sick.”                  non-profit Elixir Fund, which,                                             had an aunt that went through
Trinidad of the Oscar De La      Long Beach. “I know Mo
                                                                     Indeed, while Kevin             according to the website, is                                               cancer treatment as well.
Hoya gym. Then last              will do well,” Coach Orozco
                                                                  McQuarrie stayed in the hos-       “an organization dedicated to                                                  “They need a little bit of
month, Mighty Mo won the         said. “He is in great shape,
                                                                  pital for treatment, his family    improving the comfort and                                                  cheering,” she said. As for
65-pound Junior Golden           and with a little luck, we
                                                                  would not be far behind with       care of cancer patients and                                                what she gets out of it, she
Gloves championship in           could bring the national title
                                                                  the comforts of home.              their families.”                                                           said, “no words can explain it.
Los Angeles, as he defeated      back with us.”
                                                                     “We would end up having a          Last week, patients at Long                                             It’s good.”
                                                                                                     Beach got a taste of Kevin                                                     Mark Reyes, a massage ther-
                                                                                                     McQuarrie’s medicine.                                                      apist who was a friend of Kevin
                                                                                                        “It doesn’t go together does                                            McQuarrie’s, said, “Anybody
                                                                                                     it?” asked Margery Gray, of                                                that does any kind of healing
                                                                                                     her hospital visit for cancer                                              work gets the benefit as well as
                                                                                                     treatment and the curling iron                                             giving the benefit.”
                                                                                                     being twirled through her hair.                                                “My vision is to make can-
                                                                                                        Gray said she certainly did                                             cer treatment like a spa day,
                                                                                                     not expect the pampered                                                    when you’re here you get
                                                                                                     experience when she came all                                               pampered,” McQuarrie said.
                                                                                                     the way from Maine for her                                                     The Elixir Fund organiza-
                                                                                                                                                                                tion, which can be contacted
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Gerst
continued from page 1
                                                                                                                                eek.
                                                                                                                 Garden of the W .
of a trip to Huntington Beach                                             Chuck Gerst (L) and Tony
when a parent and child                                                   Quintero stand in front of
stopped to say hello to “Mr.                                              Alvarado Elementary’s
Chuck” as they were leaving,                                              school library named in
and in another instance they                                              Gerst’s honor.
were greeted while at a
                                                                          Gerst was recognized at
GameWorks in Long Beach.
                                                                          a luncheon in late July.
   Quintero said within six or
                                                                          They are holding Gerst’s
seven months, Gerst became a
                                                                          proclamation from the
staple at Alvarado Elementary.
                                                                          Signal Hill City Council
   Among his efforts, Gerst’s
favorite activity is helping
valet in the mornings, where                                                 Gerst thought he was attend-
he can greet the children and                                             ing the end-of-the-year lun-
                                                                          cheon, but was met with                      This Country Garden makes use of an
parents as he helps them
                                                                          faculty, staff and the children      antique window frame to add an element of serenity
gather their things for school.
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   “He’ll do four or five cars                                                                                will edge across the wall to create an organic backdrop
at a time,” said Principal Julie       And a number of those                 As he recounted the event,
                                                                          he struggled to steady his             that contrasts with the painted iron of the frame.
Nyssen. “I think he knows           faces had tears flowing at
every single child’s name at        Gerst’s surprise party July 24,       voice and emotions.                       This garden was designed and installed by
the school.”                        honoring him for his efforts at          Summing up his reaction to
   Gerst admits he doesn’t
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  Long Beach tees off to                                                                                                         Young poets learn inventiveness
raise funds for Mississippi                                                                                                         Hundreds of third through
                                                                                                                                 fifth graders at nine Long
   Long Beach raised about                         Mississippi, a citywide cam-                                                  Beach and six neighboring
$45,000 in a recent charity                        paign directed by the Long                                                    elementary schools took on an
golf tournament benefiting                         Beach City Council.                                                           extra year-end school assign-
Long Beach, Mississippi, a                             Previous donations have                                                   ment to research and write
city ravaged by Hurricane                          included surplus city vehi-                                                   creative poems about Italian
Katrina.                                           cles, office supplies and                                                     inventors and inventions.
   The Long Beach Cares                            even 1,000 pairs of shoes.                                                       The educational opportu-
Golf Tournament at Recre-                              But the golf tournament                                                   nity was all part of the
ation Park on July 24 featured                     was the largest of many fund-                                                 Buono’s Authentic Pizzeria
Long Beach Mayor Bob Fos-                          raisers in the campaign, and                                                  eighth Annual Poetry Contest,
ter, Los Angeles County                            all the money will go straight                                                themed “Inventare Italia!”
Supervisor Don Knabe, City                         to Long Beach, Mississippi,                                                      From writing about Italian
Manager Gerald Miller and                          whose Mayor, Billy Skellie,                                                   inventions like the electric bat-
140 golfers braving the heat                       sent a heartfelt videotaped                                                   tery, the Jacuzzi, the first mathe-   and Buono’s gift certificate       Boys and Girls Club TEEN-
and humidity to help the city                      message thanking everybody                                                    matics book and cursive               during on-campus assemblies        Supreme served as the judges
so badly damaged it is still                       involved for their generosity                                                 handwriting, to poetically cele-      and classroom visits.              for the two “overall best” cate-
without a sewer system.                            and support.                                                                  brating the lives of inventors           Winners of the Poets’ and       gories—Poet’s and Kids’
   The event was the single                            The tournament also fea-                                                  like Leonardo Da Vinci, the stu-      Kids’ Choice Awards also           Choice Awards.
largest fund-raising event                         tured a friendly rivalry                                                      dents submitted many creative         earned a trophy and they,             “The winners showed me
for the city by Long Beach.                        between firefighters and                                                      poems to be read by the judges.       along with the first place win-    the greatest originality, as well
   “It was very gratifying to                      police officers.                                                                 The Kids’ Choice Award             ner at each school, were hon-      as the basic principles of all
see so many people come out                            Long Beach Fire Chief                                                     went to Krystal Denise Ball, a        orees at pizza parties held in     good writing: clarity, grace,
and support this meaningful                        David Ellis won the longest                                                   third grader in Mrs. Amaya’s          each of their classrooms.          and correctness. They, and all
cause,” Foster said. “It truly                     drive contest (331 yards),                                                    class at Jackie Robinson                 Artwork from fourth graders     the young poets, deserve great
was a case of people coming                        and his wife, Toni, was in                                                    Academy for her poem about            Alisa Chaidez and Sarah De         credit,” Locklin said.
together with a sense of com-                      the winning foursome.                                                         Christopher Columbus.                 Los Reyes of Cesar Chavez             “To celebrate children and
munity, raising money for our                          Not to be outdone, the                                                       The Poets’ Choice Award            Elementary School, were cho-       recognize them for being inven-
sister city in Long Beach,                         Long Beach Police Officers                                                                                          sen to adorn the back cover.       tors of their own creativity is the
                                                                                                                                 went to a San Pedro student.
Mississippi and having a                           Association kept the heat on                                                                                           Cal State Long Beach De-        most rewarding part of our
                                                                                                                                    Students were personally
great time in the process.”                        Firefighters Local 372 during
                                                                                                                                 congratulated in person by            partment of English professors     annual tradition,” Buono said.
   The tournament was coor-                        the auction portion of the
                                                                                                                                 Buono’s general manager and           Gerald Locklin and Rafael             Plans are already underway
dinated through Long Beach                         event, and the “bidding war”
                                                                                                                                 owner Frank Buono and                 Zepada and a panel of youth        for the ninth annual contest to
Cares: Long Beach, Califor-                        helped raise additional dollars
                                                                                                                                 handed an award certificate           members of the San Pedro           kick-off in February 2007.
nia Helping Long Beach,                            for Long Beach, Mississippi.

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AUGUST 3, 2006                                          ENTERTAINMENT                                                                                                     SIGNAL TRIBUNE            11
Locally grown produce takes                                                                                                                                     Authentic Brick Oven Pizza,
                                                                                                                                                                 GOURMET PIZZA, PASTA, SALADS AND MORE

center stage at summer festival                                                                                                                                         “Favorite Pizzerias”
                                                                                                                                                                                     – L.A. Times Critics
                                                                                                                                                                                       and Food Writers
   Rancho Los Alamitos His-                                             bles to decorate different
toric Ranch and Gardens and                                             rooms in the old Bixby home.            Italian Spoken Here!
                                                                                                                “Named One of Four
Melissa’s/World Variety Pro-                                               The dining room and                  Best Pizza Places
                                                                                                                in So. CA!”
duce, Inc. recently announced                                           kitchen of the Rancho house
                                                                                                                Mario Martinoli
a new collaboration to high-                                            will feature summer foods, as           K-Cal 9 News
light summer produce via a                                              well as seasonal china and
daylong celebration.                                                    linen displays. Everyone will
   The California Summer                                                enjoy learning how butter,
Produce Festival—a Taste of                                             jams and breads were hand               250 W. Ocean Blvd., Downtown Long Beach • (562) 432-2211
Paradise will feature regionally      The produce festival will         made in the early 1880s.                       401 W. Willow St., Long Beach • (562) 595-6138
grown produce, showcasing                                                  Rancho Los Alamitos is                                  www.buonospizza.com
                                   feature events of interest for the
summer fruits and vegetables.      entire family. Melissa’s will        located at 6400 Bixby Hills
   Explorations of the history     present eight unique displays        Road. Additional information
of Southern California produce     with exotic fruit and vegetables.    is available at www.rancho                                                l.  ..                                      BB
farming, changes in agricul-                                            losalamitos.com or call the                                            oo
tural land use from growing
                                   There will also be cooking
                                   demonstrations by well-known         Rancho at (562) 431-3541.                      p
                                                                                                                                         C                                                          Q!
ground to urban development        local chefs, as well as chefs           Free parking is available at           K ee
will be discussed, and the pub-    from Melissa’s kitchen.              Cal State University Long
lic will learn ways to use fresh      Gourmet recipe tasting, lec-      Beach, Lot 11 on Palo Verde
fruits and vegetables in cre-      tures, floral demonstrations and     Avenue, with continuous shuttle
ative ways.                        exhibitions by the Dave Wilson       service to the Rancho. Shuttle
   The festival takes place        Nursery will also be offered.        buses are handicap accessible.                                    Wholesale Meat
Sunday, August 13 from noon           There will be a full schedule
to 4:30 p.m. at Rancho Los         of live entertainment, including
                                                                                                                                         Open to the Public
Alamitos Historic Ranch and        the Jumbo Shrimp Circus and           We Keep ‘Em Sharp!
Gardens in Long Beach with         the Elm Street Band. Children                             Garden Tools                                               Beef • Chicken
admission free to the public.
   Rancho Los Alamitos
                                   can enjoy hands-on crafts
                                   designed around the use of
                                                                        $
                                                                          1     .00
                                                                                  OFF
                                                                         SAVE! Per item
                                                                                             Rotary Mower
                                                                                             Blades
                                                                                             Hedge Trimmers
                                                                                             Pruning Shears
                                                                                                                                                        Pork • Seafood
Foundation is a public/private     fresh fruits and vegetables,                              Axes/Hatchets
venture that operates the          watermelon eating contests,                                                                 Buy Meat by the Case and Save!
                                                                                          RBD Sharpening
ranch with the city of Long        salsa making fun and prizes.                           R. “BUD” DALE
Beach under the auspices of           Talented local artists will                         (562) 426-3719
the Department of Parks,           transform the historic Rancho                                                                                   Full Case Sales Only
Recreation, and Marine.            house using fruits and vegeta-       FREE Pick-up & Delivery w/ min. order

                                                                                                                                   Spring St                    1339 E 28th Street • Signal Hill
                                                                                                                                                   Cherry Ave




                                                                                                                                                                     Mon - Fri 8am - 6pm
                                                                                                                      Orange Ave




                                                                                                                                        28th St                        Sat 6am - 2 pm
                                                                                                                                    Willow St                          (562) 283-0265


                                                                                                                Signal Hill Summer                                                             Aug. 9
                                                                                                                Concert Series 2006                                                           6:30pm
                                                                                                                 Live Musical Entertainment




                                                                                                                      Sapadilla
                                                                                                                      Reggae




                                                                                                                     Presented by the
                                                                                                                   Friends of Signal Hill                                  Followed by:
                                                                                                                    Cultural Arts and
                                                                                                                   Community Services                                      Aug. 16 The Answer
                                                                                                                       Department                                                     Rock & Roll


                                                                                                                                      FREE                       Join your friends & neighbors in
                                                                                                                                    ADMISSION
                                                                                                                           2006 Summer
                                                                                                                            Concerts In
                                                                                                                                                                       Signal Hill Park
                                                                                                                             The Park
                                                                                                                                    Wednesdays                    2175 Cherry Ave. @ Hill St.
                                                                                                                                     6:30–8pm
                                                                                                                                                                 Call (562) 989-7330 for information or
                                                                                                                                                                visit our website www.ci.signal-hill.ca.us
12       SIGNAL TRIBUNE                                            BUSINESS                                                                          AUGUST 3, 2006

Focus On Business
         PCU makes case for law school’s night program
BY OFELIA SAENZ                   renting classrooms at Wilson     important that students get
Staff Writer                      High School, the university      that interaction, that opportu-
                                  moved into their own facility    nity to discuss case law.”
   Eighty years ago, when         in 2001. The school’s unas-         The school has graduates
Pacific Coast University Law      suming appearance, how-          in just about every area of
School (PCU) first opened its     ever, belies the extensive       law, such as personal injury,
doors, students who wanted        resources their students have    family law, immigration law
to study law had no choice        at their disposal; PCU has       and wills and estate law. For
but to do so during the day.      the largest private law          many students, the area to
Founded in 1927, months           library in Long Beach, with      which they’re drawn often
before even the California        more than 3,500 volumes          reflects their prior profes-
State Bar itself was formed,      covering all state subjects.     sional experience. According
PCU was the first night              PCU may not have all the      to Hicks, because PCU is a
school for law students.          frills that most of the other    night school tailored to the
   “This program was cre-         law schools have, like a large   limitations of the working
ated as an alternative night-     administrative staff or place-   professional, PCU students
time program primarily for        ment counselors, but by keep-    tend to bring experience and
working people who had the        ing the school’s overhead        background to the table that
stamina and the intellect to      small and focused, they’ve       they can use as a basis for
do both: work during the day      been able to keep tuition        starting their legal practice.
and pursue an education for a     accessible. “The cost of the        “We get quite a cross sec-
new career in law at night,”      larger law schools is, in some   tion [of students],” said
said Dean William Lewis. In       cases, becoming prohibitive,”    Lewis. “This school is great
                                                                                                   PCU’s Dean Lewis and Vice Dean Hicks are both
addition to being a PCU           said Lewis. “We have proba-      in that it encourages people
                                                                                                   practicing attorneys who’ve returned to give back
alumnus and a practicing          bly the best [law school]        to attend that couldn’t [other-
                                                                                                   to their alma mater.          Ofelia Saenz/Signal Tribune
attorney, Lewis teaches vari-     tuition package on the North     wise] afford to.”
ous classes at the university.    American continent.”                Although the school is now four-year institution. “We gen- we’re comfortable that [stu-
   PCU has been dedicated to         By limiting class size to     seeing more students who erally will look at those with dents] can do the work, we
helping students fulfill their    no more than 50, students are    have recently completed their an associates degree or give them an opportunity.”
dream of becoming attorneys       given ample opportunity to       undergraduate degrees and are higher,” Hicks said, but they     PCU is hosting an open
by helping them overcome          brief cases. “When you start     opting for PCU as an afford- will also consider students house for prospective students
two of the major obstacles:       getting 100 students [in a       able alternative to the larger who have scored high enough on Saturday, from 2 p.m. to 4
time and money. Their pro-        class] like you see in some      schools, the university, in on the College Level Equiva- p.m. The school is located at
grams are still exclusively       major law schools, you may,      accordance with State Bar lency Program Tests (CLEPT). 1650 Ximeno Avenue, Suite
night programs and their          as a student, brief once a       Regulations, can accept any-       “We’re more concerned 310, in Long Beach. For more
tuition is a comparatively        year, if at all,” said Chuck     one with at least 60 college about the ability and the information or to RSVP, call
modest $3500 a year.              Hicks, vice dean and a pro-      credits and is eligible to be desire,” Lewis said. “If we (562) 961-8200 or visit their
    After nearly 50 years of      fessor at PCU. “We think it’s    accepted to the third year of a have seats available and website at www.pculaw.com




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AUGUST 3, 2006                                                                             LEGAL NOTICES                                                                                                                      SIGNAL TRIBUNE                         13
                                                                       expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of                              TST2060 / 06-1525059                                                  TST2062 / 06-1525061
 FICTICIOUS BUSINESS NAMES                                             the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement
                                                                       must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement
                                                                                                                                                        FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                                                                                             The following person is doing business as: 1. MERIDIAN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The following person is doing business as: IXT-ZIH CON-
                                                                       does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious    FUNDING, 2. MERIDIAN FUNDING GROUP, 3. MERIDIAN                         STRUCTION, 514 W. 37th St., Long Beach, CA 90806.
                      TST2058 / 06-1525057                             business name in violation of the rights of another under             INVESTMENT GROUP, 1400 E. Ocean Blvd. #2105, Long                       Registrant: PEDRO MENDOZA, 514 W. 37th St., Long
         STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF                            federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq.,             Beach, CA 90802. Registrant: Ellen S. Yim, 1400 E. Ocean                Beach, CA 90806. This business is conducted by: an indi-
                  FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME                             Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune:              Blvd. #2105, Long Beach, CA 90802. This business is con-                vidual. I declare that all information in this statement is true
The following persons have abandoned the use of the fictitious busi-   July 13, 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 2006.                                       ducted by: an individual. I declare that all information in this        and correct. Signed: Pedro Mendoza. The registrant has
ness name: ESQUIRE FUNDING, located at 520 E. Carson Plaza Ct.                                                                               statement is true and correct. Signed: Ellen S. Yim. The regis-         begun to transact business under the fictitious business
                                                                                             TST2059 / 06-1525058
#212, Carson, CA 90746. The fictitious business name referred to                                                                             trant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious           name or names listed herein. Date started business was
                                                                                 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
above was filed on April 23, 2002, original File No. 02-0943034, in                                                                          business name or names listed herein. This statement was                June 5, 2006. This statement was filed with the county
                                                                       The following person is doing business as: 1. ESQUIRE FUND-
the County of Los Angeles. Registrant: TIFFANIE K. LEE, 520 E. Car-                                                                          filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on July 11,           clerk of Los Angeles County on July 11, 2006. NOTICE:
                                                                       ING, 2. ESQUIRE REALTY GROUP, 520 E. Carson Plaza Ct.
son Plaza Ct. #212, Carson, CA 90746. This business is conducted                                                                             2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement                   This fictitious business name statement expires five years
                                                                       #212, Carson, CA 90746. Registrant: ELLEN YIM, 1400 E.
by: an individual. Signed: Tiffanie K. Lee. This statement was filed                                                                         expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the      from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A
                                                                       Ocean Blvd. Unit 2105, Long Beach, CA 90802. This business
with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on July 11, 2006. Pub.                                                                           county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must             new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior
                                                                       is conducted by: an individual. I declare that all information in
The Signal Tribune: July 13, 20, 27, & Aug. 3, 2006.                                                                                         be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not      to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself
                                                                       this statement is true and correct. Signed: Ellen Yim. The regis-
                    TST2057 / 06-1480695                                                                                                     of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business      authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name
                                                                       trant has begun to transact business under the fictitious busi-
         FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                                                                                                  name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state,        in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or
                                                                       ness name or names listed herein. Date started business was
The following person is doing business as: PAPER FIG                                                                                         or common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Pro-             common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Pro-
                                                                       July 1, 2006. This statement was filed with the county clerk of
DESIGN, 2506 E. Willow St. #104, Signal Hill, CA 90755.                                                                                      fessions Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: July 13, 20, 27 &              fessions Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: July 13, 20, 27 &
                                                                       Los Angeles County on July 11, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious
Registrant: EUNICE C. FAJARDO, 2506 E. Willow St. #104,                                                                                      Aug. 3, 2006.                                                           Aug. 3, 2006
                                                                       business name statement expires five years from the date it
Signal Hill, CA 90755. This business is conducted by: an               was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious busi-                         TST2061 / 06-1525060                                                  TST2066 / 06-1373259
individual. I declare that all information in this statement is        ness name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing                 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                                    FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
true and correct. Signed: Eunice C. Fajardo. The registrant            of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this        The following person is doing business as: 1. LAW OFFICES OF            The following person is doing business as: LUSH WEAR,
has not begun to transact business under the fictitious busi-          state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of     ALBERT CHANG, 2. ALBERT CHANG & ASSOCIATES, 3. AC                       650 E. Esther St. #23, Long Beach, CA 90813. Registrant:
ness name or names listed herein. This statement was filed             another under federal, state, or common law (see section              LAW FIRM, 520 E. Carson Plaza Ct. #212, Carson, CA 90746.               KEONDRAY DAMARSHA CARR, 650 E. Esther St. #23,
with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on July 11,                14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Sig-          Registrant: ALBERT CHANG, 23745 Arlington Ave., Unit B, Tor-            Long Beach, CA 90813. This business is conducted by: an
2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement                  nal Tribune: July 13, 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 2006.                          rance, CA 90501. This business is conducted by: an individual. I        individual. I declare that all information in this statement is
                                                                                                                                             declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.     true and correct. Signed: Keondray Carr. The registrant has
                                                                                                                                             Signed: Albert Chang. The registrant has begun to transact busi-        not begun to transact business under the fictitious business
                                                                                                                                             ness under the fictitious business name or names listed herein.         name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with
                                                City of Signal Hill                                                                          Date started business was July 1, 2006. This statement was filed        the county clerk of Los Angeles County on July 18, 2006.
                                                                                                                                             with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on July 11, 2006.           NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires
                                                                                                                                             NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five            five years from the date it was filed in the office of the
                                                                                                                                             years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A   county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement
                                                                                                                                             new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that      must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement
                                                                                                                                             date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the     does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a ficti-
                                                                                                                                             use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the     tious business name in violation of the rights of another
                                                                                                                                             rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section      under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et
                                                                                                                                             14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal          seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tri-
                                                                                                                                             Tribune: July 13, 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 2006.                                bune: July 20, 27, & August 3, 10, 2006.



                                                      TST 2082
                                           NOTICE OF A PUBLIC WORKSHOP                                                                                                                        City of Signal Hill
     NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of the City of Signal Hill will hold a
     Workshop on Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber located at City
     Hall, 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, California, to review:

     SITE PLAN AND DESIGN REVIEW

            PRELIMINARY PLANS FOR A TWO-STORY SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLING AT
            2260 WALNUT AVENUE IN THE RLM-2, RESIDENTIAL LOW-MEDIUM 2,                                                                                                                              TST 2081
            ZONING DISTRICT (see attached map)                                                                                                                                           NOTICE OF A PUBLIC WORKSHOP

     APPLICANT: MARGARET CHUNG                                                                                                                    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of the City of Signal Hill will hold a
     A VIEW NOTICE WAS PREPARED for the proposed project and mailed to all residents and prop-                                                    Workshop on Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber located at City
     erty owners within 500 feet of the project site. No property owner or resident responded with a                                              Hall, 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, California, to review:
     request for view photos.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    FREEMAN HEIGHTS
     ALL INTERESTED PERSONS are hereby invited to attend this Workshop to present written infor-
     mation, express their opinions or otherwise present evidence on the above matter.                                                                   WORKSHOP REVIEW OF A CONCEPTUAL COMPREHENSIVE SITE PLAN
                                                                                                                                                         FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE AREA BETWEEN ORIZABA AND OBISPO
     THE FILE containing material relevant to the proposed project may be inspected by the public                                                        AVENUES NORTH OF 20TH STREET FOR SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLINGS ON
     between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.                                                    LOTS RANGING BETWEEN 4,950 AND 7,500 SQ. FT. IN SIZE (see attached map).
     on Fridays, in the Community Development Department at City Hall.
                                                                                                                                                  APPLICANT: SIGNAL HILL PETROLEUM
     THE PUBLIC IS INVITED to submit written comments to the Community Development Depart-
     ment prior to the Workshop no later than Monday, August 7, 2006, for insertion into the staff report                                         ALL INTERESTED PERSONS are hereby invited to attend this workshop to present written infor-
     as an exhibit. Written comments may also be submitted at the workshop or via email at                                                        mation, express their opinions or otherwise present evidence on the above matter.
     comdev@ci.signal-hill.ca.us.
                                                                                                                                                  THE FILE containing material relevant to the proposed project may be inspected by the public
     FURTHER INFORMATION on this item may be obtained at the City of Signal Hill Community                                                        between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
     Development Department located at 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, California, or by calling Reina                                           on Fridays in the Community Development Department at City Hall.
     Schaetzl, Assistant Planner at (562) 989-7341.
     ______//ss//__________                                                                                                                       THE PUBLIC IS INVITED to submit comments to the Community Development Department prior
     Scott Charney                                                                                                                                to the workshop for inclusion with the staff report as an exhibit. Written comments may also be sub-
     Planning Manager                                                                                                                             mitted at the workshop or via email at comdev@ci.signal-hill.ca.us.
     Published in The Signal Tribune newspaper:                                         August 3, 2006
     Posted in accordance with S.H.M.C. Section 1.08.010:                               August 3, 2006                                            FURTHER INFORMATION on this item may be obtained at the City of Signal Hill Community
     Mailed to affected property owners:                                                August 3, 2006                                            Development Department located at 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, California, or by calling Scott
                                                                                                                                                  Charney, Planning Manager at (562) 989-7343.

                                                                                                                                                  ______//ss//_________
                                                                                                                                                  Scott Charney
                                                                                                                                                  Planning Manager
                                                                                                                                                  Published in The Signal Tribune on:                                                                        August 3, 2006
                                                                                                                                                  Posted in accordance with S.H.M.C. Section 1.08.010 on:                                                    August 3, 2006
                                                                                                                                                  Mailed to affected property owners on:                                                                     August 3, 2006
14                SIGNAL TRIBUNE                                                                                          CLASSIFIED                                                                                                                         AUGUST 3, 2006
                    TST2067 / 06-1577824                          registrant has begun to transact business under the ficti-                                                        TST 2072                                                           TST2074 / 06-1539896
         FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       tious business name or names listed herein. Date started                             Loan No. 25240/MIRAMONTES RESS Order No. 69800 A.P.                                   FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
The following person is doing business as: 1. DJLu PRO-           business was April 15, 1999. This statement was filed with                           Number 7215-027-002 Notice of Trustee’s Sale Under Deed of                 The following person is doing business as: JIM’S JEWELS,
DUCTIONS, 2. BABY RAB, 3. HAIRY SCARY HAIRCLIPS,                  the county clerk of Los Angeles County on July 18, 2006.                             Trust YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST,                            2029 Oregon Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806. Registrant: JAMES
2169 Magnolia Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806. Registrant:             NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires                              DATED June 24, 2005, UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PRO-                        G. BAYLIE, 2029 Oregon Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806. This
DJ RABIOLA, 2169 Magnolia Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806.             five years from the date it was filed in the office of the                           TECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC                             business is conducted by: an individual. I declare that all infor-
This business is conducted by: an individual. I declare that      county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement                               SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF                          mation in this statement is true and correct. Signed: James
all information in this statement is true and correct.            must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement                       THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT                             Baylie. The registrant has not begun to transact business
Signed: DJ Rabiola. The registrant has begun to transact          does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a ficti-                       A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given, that on 8/16/2006, at                    under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. This
business under the fictitious business name or names              tious business name in violation of the rights of another                            11:30 AM of said day, At the front entrance to the Pomona                  statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles
listed herein. Date started business was February 14,             under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et                            Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona,                  County on July 12, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business
2006. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los       seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tri-                           CA, California Western Financial Investments, Inc. a California            name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in
Angeles County on July 18, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious          bune: July 20, 27, & August 3, 10, 2006.                                             Corporation as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to                the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name
business name statement expires five years from the date                                                                                               the power of sale conferred in that certain Deed of Trust exe-             statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this
                                                                                       TST2070 / 06-1577827
it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new ficti-                                                                                           cuted by Jose Miramontes and Marisela Miramontes recorded                  statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a
                                                                             FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
tious business name statement must be filed prior to that                                                                                              on 07/08/2005, in Book N/A of Official Records of Los Angeles              fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another
                                                                  The following person is doing business as: A&S LOGISTICS,
date. The filing of this statement does not of itself autho-                                                                                           County, at page N/A, Recorder’s Instrument No. 05 1605291                  under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et
                                                                  2934 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806. Registrant: ANTO-
rize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in                                                                                            and re-recorded on 08/19/2005 in Book n/a, page n/a,                       seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tri-
                                                                  NIO MARRUFO, 2934 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806.
violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or                                                                                            Recorder’s Instrument No 05 1996504, by reason of a breach                 bune: July 27, & August 3, 10, 17, 2006.
                                                                  This business is conducted by: an individual. I declare that all
common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and                                                                                                    or default in payment or performance of the obligations
                                                                  information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Anto-                                                                                                                       TST2075 / 06-1642048
Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: July 20, 27, &                                                                                             secured thereby, including that breach or default, Notice of
                                                                  nio Marrufo. The registrant has not begun to transact business                                                                                                             FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
August 3, 10, 2006.                                                                                                                                    which was recorded 4/14/2006 as Recorder’s Instrument No.
                                                                  under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. This                                                                                                 The following person is doing business as: LAKEWOOD PARK-
                                                                                                                                                       06 0823702 , in Book n/a, at Page n/a, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC
                     TST2068 / 06-1577825                         statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles                                                                                                        ING LOT SERVICE, 4249 Deeboyar Ave., Lakewood, CA 90712.
                                                                                                                                                       AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, lawful
         FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                       County on July 18, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business                                                                                                       Registrant: RON SPADAFORA, 4249 Deeboyar Ave., Lakewood,
                                                                                                                                                       money of the United States, evidenced by a Cashier’s Check
The following person is doing business as: PIXIE, 1090 E.         name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in                                                                                                 CA 90712. This business is conducted by: an individual. I declare
                                                                                                                                                       drawn on a state or national bank, or the equivalent thereof
Wardlow Rd., Long Beach, CA 90807. Registrant: HEATHER            the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name                                                                                                  that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed:
                                                                                                                                                       drawn on any other financial institution specified in section
ANNE DAYKIN, 434 30th Street, Hermosa Beach, CA                   statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this                                                                                                  Ron Spadafora. The registrant has not begun to transact business
                                                                                                                                                       5102 of the California Financial Code, authorized to do busi-
90254. This business is conducted by: an individual. I            statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a                                                                                               under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. This
                                                                                                                                                       ness in the State of California, ALL PAYABLE AT THE TIME OF
declare that all information in this statement is true and cor-   fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another                                                                                                  statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County
                                                                                                                                                       SALE, all right, title and interest held by it as Trustee, in that
rect. Signed: Heather Daykin. The registrant has not begun        under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq.,                                                                                                 on July 25, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business name state-
                                                                                                                                                       real property situated in said County and State, described as
to transact business under the fictitious business name or        Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: July                                                                                                   ment expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of
                                                                                                                                                       follows: Lot 2, Block P per Book 9, page 2 of Maps The street
names listed herein. This statement was filed with the            20, 27, & August 3, 10, 2006.                                                                                                                                   the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must
                                                                                                                                                       address or other common designation of the real property
county clerk of Los Angeles County on July 18, 2006.                                                                                                                                                                              be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of
                                                                                          TST2071 / 06-1529483                                         hereinabove described is purported to be: 2190 Ohio Avenue,
NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires                                                                                                                                                                           itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in
                                                                             FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                                        Signal Hill CA. The undersigned disclaims all liability for any
five years from the date it was filed in the office of the                                                                                                                                                                        violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common
                                                                  The following person is doing business as: 1. BELLABABY COU-                         incorrectness in said street address or other common designa-
county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement                                                                                                                                                                            law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).
                                                                  TURE, 2. BELLABABY COMPANY, 6070 E. Los Arcos St., Long                              tion. Said sale will be made without warranty, express or
must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement                                                                                                                                                                    Pub. The Signal Tribune: July 27, & August 3, 10, 17, 2006.
                                                                  Beach, CA 90815. Registrant: NIL REYES, 6070 E. Los Arcos St.,                       implied regarding title, possession, or other encumbrances, to
does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a ficti-
                                                                  Long Beach, CA 90815. This business is conducted by: an individ-                     satisfy the unpaid obligations secured by said Deed of Trust,                                    TST2077 / 06-1702015
tious business name in violation of the rights of another
                                                                  ual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and cor-               with interest and other sums as provided therein; plus                     FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et
                                                                  rect. Signed: Nil Reyes. The registrant has not begun to transact                    advances, if any, thereunder and interest thereon; and plus                The following person is doing business as: RAC CONSULT-
seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tri-
                                                                  business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein.                  fees, charges, and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts               ING GROUP, 7113 Benson St., Huntington Park, CA 90255.
bune: July 20, 27, & August 3, 10, 2006.
                                                                  This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles                        created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of said obliga-            Registrant: RAUL A. CORREA, 7111 Benson St., Huntington
                    TST2069 / 06-1577826                          County on July 11, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business name                       tions at the time of initial publication of this Notice is                 Park, CA 90255. This business is conducted by: an individ-
          FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                      statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office                $728,081.81 Dated: 7/14/2006 California Western Financial                  ual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and
The following person is doing business as: 1. TRITON AUTO         of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must                   Investments, Inc., a California Corporation, as Trustee By:                correct. Signed: Raul Correa. The registrant has not begun to
SHOP INC., 2. ALAMITOS AUTO CENTER, 1726 Alamitos                 be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of                RESS Financial Corporation, a California corporation, its Agent            transact business under the fictitious business name or
Ave., Long Beach, CA 90813. Registrant: PHON-CHAU,                itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in              By: Bruce R. Beasley, President 1780 Town and Country Drive,               names listed herein. This statement was filed with the county
1226 E. Esther St., Long Beach, CA 90813. This business is        violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common                   Suite 105, Norco, CA 92860-3618 (seal) Telephone: (951) 270-               clerk of Los Angeles County on August 1, 2006. NOTICE:
conducted by: an individual. I declare that all information in    law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).                      0164 or (800) 343-7377 Fax: (951) 270-2673 Trustee’s Sale                  This fictitious business name statement expires five years
this statement is true and correct. Signed: Phon-Chau. The        Pub. The Signal Tribune: July 20, 27, & August 3, 10, 2006.                          Information: (714) 573-1965 P252014 7/27, 8/3, 08/10/2006                  from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SIGNAL TRIBUNE                           15
                                                                                                                                                                                                         2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires
prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of        business is conducted by: an individual. I declare that all                  FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                      five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county
itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business     information in this statement is true and correct. Signed:         The following persons are doing business as: SUROSHNI,            clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed
name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state,    Florine Coffman. The registrant has not begun to transact          17116 Michaels Ave., Cerritos, CA 90703. Registrant: 1. NIR-      prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself
or common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and              business under the fictitious business name or names               MALA R. GUTTALU, 19900 Christina Circle, Cerritos, CA             authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in
Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: August 3, 10,           listed herein. This statement was filed with the county            90703, 2. ROSE I. NAIR, 17116 Michaels Ave., Cerritos, CA         violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or com-
17, 24, 2006. statement must be filed prior to that date. The       clerk of Los Angeles County on August 1, 2006. NOTICE:             90703. This business is conducted by: co-partners. I declare      mon law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions
filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in    This fictitious business name statement expires five years         that all information in this statement is true and correct.       Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 2006.
this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the        from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk.      Signed: 1. Nirmala R. Guttalu, 2. Rose I. Nair. The registrants
rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see          A new fictitious business name statement must be filed             have not begun to transact business under the fictitious busi-
section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub.         prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of       ness name or names listed herein. This statement was filed           Let The Signal Tribune Help With Your DBA!
The Signal Tribune: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 2006.                     itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business    with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on August 1,
                  TTST2078 / 06-1702016
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                                                                    state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business
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The following person is doing business as: SAKURA, 6917
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                                                                                                                                                                                    TST 2080
                                                                                                                                                                           NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING
                                                                                                                                                                     PREPARATION OF A NEGATIVE DECLARATION
                                                    TST 2083
                                            NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING                                                                       NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the planning commission of the city of signal hill, california,
                                                                                                                                           will hold a public hearing on tuesday, august 15, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. in the city council chambers
    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Signal Hill will hold a public hear-                                       located at city hall, 2175 cherry avenue, signal hill, california, to consider:
    ing on August 22, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber located at City Hall, 2175 Cherry
    Avenue, Signal Hill, California, to consider:                                                                                          ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

           AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SIGNAL HILL,                                                                           AMENDING THE STANDARDS FOR RESIDENTIAL OPEN SPACE, BETWEEN
           CALIFORNIA, GRANTING TO ARCO TERMINAL SERVICES CORPORATION                                                                             BUILDINGS ON THE SAME LOT, OFF-STREET PARKING, AND PARKING
           THE RIGHT, PRIVILEGE, AND FRANCHISE TO LAY AND USE PIPES AND                                                                           FOR CONDOMINIUM CONVERSIONS
           APPURTENANCES FOR TRANSMITTING AND DISTRIBUTING OIL AND
           PETROLEUM PRODUCTS FOR ANY AND ALL LAWFUL PURPOSES UNDER                                                                        APPLICANT: THE CITY OF SIGNAL HILL
           AND ALONG THE PUBLIC STREETS, WAYS, ALLEYS, AND PLACES, AS THE                                                                  ALL INTERESTED PARTIES are hereby invited to attend this public hearing to present written
           SAME NOW OR MAY HEREAFTER EXIST, WITHIN SAID CITY                                                                               information, express their opinions or otherwise present evidence on the above matter. if you wish to
                                                                                                                                           legally challenge any action taken by the city on the above matter, you may be limited to raising only
    ALL INTERESTED PERSONS are hereby invited to attend a public hearing to present written                                                those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written
    information, express their opinions or otherwise present evidence on the above matter. If you wish to                                  correspondence delivered to the city prior to or at the public hearing.
    legally challenge any action taken by the City on the above matter, you may be limited to raising only
    those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written                                  AN INITIAL STUDY HAS BEEN PREPARED for the subject project that indicates there are no
    correspondence delivered to the City prior to or at the public hearing.                                                                potential significant adverse environmental impacts associated with the project.

    THE PUBLIC IS INVITED to submit written comments to the Public Works/Engineering Depart-                                               A NEGATIVE DECLARATION HAS BEEN PREPARED for the subject project. the negative
    ment or during the public hearing.                                                                                                     declaration, as well as material relevant to the proposed project may be inspected by the public
                                                                                                                                           between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., monday through thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on
    FURTHER INFORMATION on this item may be obtained at the City of Signal Hill Public                                                     fridays, in the community development department at city hall.
    Works/Engineering Department located at 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, California or by calling
    Joshua Rosenbaum at (562) 989-7355.                                                                                                    THE PUBLIC IS INVITED to submit written comments to the community development department
                        //ss//                                                                                                             prior to or at the public hearing.
    Joshua Rosenbaum
    Management Analyst                                                                                                                     FURTHER INFORMATION on this item may be obtained at the city of signal hill community
                                                                                                                                           development department located at 2175 cherry avenue, signal hill, california, or by calling james
    I, Vivian M. Munson, Deputy City Clerk of the City of Signal Hill, do hereby certify under penalty of                                  kao, associate planner at 562-989-7344.
    perjury under the laws of the State of California, that the foregoing notice(s) was/were posted on the
    posting board at Signal Hill City Hall on the 3rd day of August 2006.                                                                  ________//ss//__________
    Vivian M. Munson                                                                                                                       Gary Jones
    Deputy City Clerk                                                                                                                      Community Development Director

    Published in the Signal Tribune on:                                                                    August 3, 2006                  Published in the signal tribune newspaper (1/4 page) on:                                                August 3, 2006
    Published at City Hall, the Library, and Reservoir Park on:                                            August 3, 2006                  Posted in accordance with shmc 01.08.010 on:                                                            August 3, 2006




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