T R I B U N E
Serving Bixby Knolls, California Heights, Los Cerritos, Wrigley and the City of Signal Hill
VOL. 28, NO. 45 Your Weekly Community Newspaper April 19, 2007
Removing rubbish stirs up trouble
BY JOSEPH SERNA minute cancellation.
Staff Writer The dispute stems from the
Wrigley board’s separation of
At the April 2 Long Beach the Daisy Avenue Christmas
Special Election proposition Tree Lane nonprofit organiza-
forum, residents got a glimpse tion from the association.
of a storm brewing within the A majority of the associa-
Wrigley Association. tion’s due-paying members
“Unfortunately this organi- favored keeping the organiza-
zation sometimes does air its tions together—Greenwood
laundry in public,” Association resigned her position as presi-
President Alan Tolkoff would dent in protest of the board’s
say at the time. Former Associ- decision.
ation President Joan Green- Enter the lawyers.
wood repeatedly interrupted At the April 2 meeting,
Tolkoff during his introduction Greenwood was joined by
of the panel speakers. attorneys Anthony Cosio and
In a voice loud enough to be Wade Miller. While Tolkoff
heard in the back of the hall, continued the forum to a now
Greenwood at least twice called half-empty hall, half of the
for a “point of order” arguing attendees were outside con-
City officials stand next to one of Hamilton Bowl’s net catches. The nets are the Association’s agenda was ducting an impromptu Associ-
designed to catch trash larger than a quarter-inch. Joseph Serna/Signal Tribune not being addressed during the ation meeting.
meeting. According to the April 2 min-
BY JOSEPH SERNA Council meeting, city officials and a consul- The Wrigley Association utes, members claim they were
Staff Writer tant for the city’s storm water program will meets the first Monday of required to give majority con-
give a detailed overview of Signal Hill’s every month at 7 p.m. in the sent to any dissolution of the
Minimizing water pollution in California is Hamilton Bowl. Veterans Park Community “Christmas Tree Lane” event
like finding letters in alphabet soup, there is Hamilton Bowl, which also doubles as Center at 101 E. 28th Street in and the Wrigley Association,
an NPDES, a TMDL, some controlled by the Chittick Field on Walnut Avenue just north Long Beach, but April’s was which was apparently not given.
EPA, some mandated by the federal CWA. of Pacific Coast Highway, is a 2.2-acre flood cancelled only 48 hours prior The Signal Tribune will go
In the end, it all spells out to getting control detention basin with various trash to the meeting—setting the into further detail about the
trash out of the water. capturing systems to mitigate pollution into scene for Wrigley members to Daisy Tree Lane issue follow-
At the Tuesday, April 24, Signal Hill City see HAMILTON BOWL page 5 either arrive in confusion, or ing the Association’s Monday,
in frustration over the last- May 7, meeting.
Local organ recipients share stories during national donor month
JOSEPH SERNA ate considering April is affects of organ donations— that I was going to expire,” he in his extremities that had
Staff Writer national Donate a Life month. he received a new heart. remembers. But finally, in the been absent for so long.
St. Mary’s is one of eight “I felt an immediate bond middle of the night 12 years His second chance spun his
Every day 77 people in this government approved organ with my donor,” said Matsuke, ago, he got a call from priorities 180 degrees—Mat-
country receive an organ transplant centers in Los Ange- who is also the hospital ser- Cedars-Sinai Medical Center suke sold his business and
donation that extends their les County, and one of 15 in vices coordinator for OneLe- that they had found a donor— dedicated his life to “spread-
life, but another 19 will die the Southern California region. gacy Transplant Network, the someone he would never meet ing the gospel” about donating
waiting for one, according to According to all persons region’s go-to organization to had met with tragedy and organs to save another’s life.
the U.S. Department of interviewed, donating an connect donors with patients. would save his life. Anne Stamm has also taken
Health and Human Services’ organ can touch many lives— “I’m back to a full life.” “I was in disbelief, quite on the mission of encouraging
organ donor Web site. eight people with full organ Matsuke’s heart was failing frankly,” he said. His new people to be organ donors.
In Long Beach’s St. Mary’s donation and another 50 due to a viral infection, and heart was beating so loud that After a 10-day stay in the
Medical Center alone, sur- through tissue donation. doctors told him he had less first night he said he actually hospital, Stamm received a
geons performed two kidney Glen Matsuke can person- than 30 days to live. had trouble sleeping, but was new liver, ridding her of the
transplants in April, appropri- ally attest to the life changing “I had constant reminders also comforted by the warmth see DONATION page 8
All the world’s Variety Abounds at
a stage Bixby Knolls Eatery
Long Beach Shakespeare Mirage Café’s bohemian
Company organizes events style, mediterranean food
for the community’s benefit. and hookah menu attracts
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2 SIGNAL TRIBUNE COMMUNITY APRIL 19, 2007
The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association
(BKBIA) monthly mixer will take place tonight from 5:30
to 7 at spaZina located at 3421 Orange Avenue in Long
Beach. Join the BKBIA in welcoming spaZina to the com-
munity with an inaugural ribbon cutting ceremony. There is
no cost to attend and refreshments will be served. For more
information, call (562) 743-1309 or (562) 595-0081.
LB TOWN HALL MEETING
Long Beach residents are invited to a public town hall meet-
ing featuring Mayor Bob Foster who will speak and answer
questions on a number of issues. The meeting will take
place tonight at 7 at the Long Beach Playhouse located at
5021 East Anaheim Street off Clark Avenue. For more infor-
mation, contact Sean Petersen at (562) 570-5801.
BIBLICAL FINANCE SEMINAR
The California Heights United Methodist Church, located at
3759 Orange Avenue in Long Beach, will present Journey to
Financial Freedom, a Crown Ministries seminar with Kevin
Dodge. The seminar is based on biblical principles, and
attempts to answer questions about managing family finances
in today’s world. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21. The cost is $25 per person.
This photo is from 2002. Can anyone identify the volunteers or event shown in this
Childcare is provided. For information, call (562) 595-1996.
photo? Share your memories! Contact the Signal Tribune at 2669 Myrtle Avenue,
SIDEWALK CHALK ART CONTEST Suite 111, Signal Hill, CA 90755, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are still entries available for The Belmont Shore Side-
walk Chalk Art Contest, which is scheduled to take place from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22. Attracting seasoned and
emergent visual artists, as well as participants from local high Goodwill doubles good deeds with
schools and universities, the Community Action Team’s
(CAT) third annual contest will showcase the works of diverse electronic waste recycling program
artists who use chalk as their medium. There will be $500 cash
awarded this year. Participants should be 16 and older. Entry This Earth Day weekend It is illegal to dispose of e- towers, printers, keyboards
for the first 75 people is free, and just $20 thereafter. For more technology-laden consumers waste in the trash because resi- and most other computer
information, contact Justin Rudd at (562) 439-3316. will have the opportunity to rid dential waste eventually enters peripherals.
themselves of obsolete or the municipal waste stream. April’s weekend e-waste
LB EMBROIDERERS GUILD MEETING
unwanted machines while By recycling e-waste, every- collection drive will not be
The Long Beach chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of
doing something good for the one can help to divert toxins able to accept commercial,
America Inc. will host its monthly meeting Friday, April 27,
planet. Goodwill and Office- from entering the local envi- industrial or large-scale e-
at the St. Gregory Episcopal Church, located at 6201 East
Max will partner to recycle ronment. The four-hour col- waste or household hazardous
Willow Street. This month’s meeting will feature Polly
electronic waste Saturday and lection drive gives local waste, fluorescent tubes or bat-
Womack who will be teaching a needlepoint topiary tree.
This will be a two-month program. The kit is $18. The chap- Sunday, April 21 and 22, at residents the opportunity to teries. Fax machines, printers,
ter meets the fourth Friday of each month. Guests are wel- OfficeMax locations in Lake- safely dispose of their com- computer towers and most
come and are requested to pay a $2 donation. Social hour wood, Cerritos and Torrance, puter monitors, televisions other computer peripherals and
starts at 10:30 a.m., the meeting and program starts at 11:30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and cell phones. electronics will be accepted.
a.m. For information, contact Vicki at (562) 421-6975. E-waste contains hazardous The three participating The donation drive is free
lead and mercury, and these OfficeMax locations are at to residents and the qualifying
CHEAP THRILLS AT FOUND THEATRE toxic substances eventually 4949 Lakewood Boulevard in items donated are tax
The offbeat Found Theatre of Long Beach, located at 599 leak and contaminate landfills. Lakewood, 12865 Towne deductible.
Long Beach Boulevard, takes low-budget entertainment to a Center Drive in Cerritos and Proceeds from the collec-
new low with the $9.99 Theatre Festival. Theatre groups,
3665 Pacific Coast Highway tion drive will allow Goodwill
actors, students and others have been invited to enter their
presents... in Torrance. to continue to fund its skills
best 9.99-minute (or less) theatre piece, produced on a bud-
The State of California cat- development and job place-
get not exceeding $9.99 (they must show receipts). Both
PET OF THE egorizes e-waste into two gen- ment programs. These pro-
original pieces and scenes from classic plays will be pre-
sented, and must include props and/or costumes. The perfor- WEEK eral types: covered electronic
waste (CEW) and consumer
grams help low-income and
at-risk youth and adults transi-
mances will take place Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April BUSTER
electronic devices (CEDs). tion back into the workforce.
28, at 8 p.m. Admission is $9.99. For more information, call
CEW consists largely of com- For more information on
(562) 433-3363 or visit www.foundtheatre.org.
puter monitors and televisions this event or other Goodwill
ELKS’ BREAKFAST with cathode ray tubes (CRTs) programs, contact Goodwill
The Bellflower/Long Beach Elks Lodge No. 888, 16426 Bell- that contain hazardous lead. at (562) 435-3411 or visit
flower Boulevard, in Bellflower, invites the public to come CEDs comprise fax machines, www.goodwillsolac.org.
Sunday, April 29, to enjoy their menu of eggs, bacon, sausage,
hashed-browned potatoes, biscuits with gravy, Belgian waf-
fles, assorted fruits, coffee and orange juice. Breakfast will be
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waiting for my owners
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APRIL 19, 2007 COMMUNITY SIGNAL TRIBUNE 3
Earth Day festivities give Spotlight on:
opportunities to keep green ADVERTISERS
In an effort to advocate for expected to receive a $600 Earth Day Saturday, April 21,
the preservation and apprecia-
tion of the Earth’s natural
check from Nike to support its
with a day of free programs
including a beach cleanup,
F reeSpirit Yoga, 3910 Atlantic Avenue in Bixby
Knolls, is hosting a Tai Chi Workshop Sunday, April 22,
from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission is $10. Tai Chi is a
resources, people across the speakers, information and
good way to reduce stress as well as lower blood pressure
nation will be celebrating the Nature Center activities.
and cholesterol. It’s great for helping people with rheuma-
37th annual Earth Day Sunday, Here’s a chance to have a The beach cleanup will
toid arthritis in gaining greater range of motion in affected
April 22. Listed below are just fun day honoring that little take place from 8 a.m. to
joints. Also on Sunday, April 22, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. there
a few of the activities area res- patch of earth called El Dorado 10 a.m., supplies and refresh-
will be a one-hour talk covering the five elements that make
idents and visitors can look Nature Center. The Long Beach ments are included.
up the three doshas of Ayurvedic Medicine. Admission is a
forward to this weekend. Department of Parks, Recre- Stop by the auditorium to
suggested donation of $5. For more information, call (562)
ation and Marine invites resi- view an ROV collecting trash
989-9959 or visit www.freespirityoga.com.
Beach Cleanup dents and visitors to celebrate live from the harbor floor.
Volunteers at the monthly
30-Minute Beach Cleanup
(www.BeachCleanup.org) at 1
Earth Day 2007 at El Dorado
Nature Center, 7550 East
Spring Street, Sunday, April 22,
Listen to Solar John share
songs about caring for the
ocean through his solar-pow-
L ong Beach Heating and Air Conditioning,
2517 Cerritos Avenue in Signal Hill, is celebrating
its 50th anniversary in 2007. The company provides
Granada Avenue in Belmont from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admis- ered amplifier. sales, service and installation of heating and air condi-
Shore will enjoy door prizes, sion is free, and parking is $6. Learn how to support the tioning systems, as well as provides duct-cleaning ser-
giveaways and refreshments Celebrate Earth Day and United Nations International vices. They are the area’s oldest residential contractor.
provided by Nike Top 20 Satur- Mother Nature by strolling Polar Year by discovering the For more information, call (562) 422-9554 or visit
day, April 21, in honor of Earth past trees. Pause by the pond wonders of Arctic and Antarc- www.LongBeachAir.com.
Day. Nike Top 20 is an effort to and contemplate the beauty of tic wildlife through Holly
improve some favorite running
routes such as the Long Beach
natural space. Get to know
more about the animals,
Gray’s photo presentation in
the John M. Olguin Audito-
T he second phase of Villagio at Signal Hill, located
on Gundry Avenue south of Willow Street, is now
open to the public. Snuggled in a quiet cul-de-sac, Villagio
coastline and beach bike path. insects and birds that inhabit rium from noon to 1 p.m. Stay
at Signal Hill offers 11 limited edition luxury single-family
Cleanup volunteers will our area, and enjoy hands-on to find out what our impact is
homes with breathtaking city lights at night and an ocean
join the cleanup and festivi- activity tables set-up along on the Earth through the slide
view of Catalina from the balcony. It is an intimate enclave
ties starting at 10 a.m. the trail. For more informa- presentation of “An Inconve-
of charming European architectural style homes with
Participants in this monthly tion, call (562) 570-1745. nient Truth” presented from
inspired designs that feature sensational labor saving
grassroots effort seek to create 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the
details and floor plans of up to five bedrooms. All master
a clean and safe place for resi- Cabrillo Aquarium John M. Olguin Auditorium.
suites include granite counters, a Jacuzzi tub, a separate
dents, visitors and aquatic Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, For more information, call
shower and walk-in closets. For more information, contact
wildlife along the Long Beach 3720 Stephen M. White Drive (310) 548-7562 or visit
Richard Daskam at (562) 857-1965.
coast. The Beach Cleanup is in San Pedro, will celebrate www.cabrilloaq.org.
4 SIGNAL TRIBUNE OPINION APRIL 19, 2007
Thoughts Letters to the Editor
from the “WE’VE BEEN cocktails and a new 50-space There is a very important
SO CHUFFED!” parking lot. All of this, plus meeting coming up and your
Publisher Please let me express my
thanks to you and your newspa-
the new customized kitchen
will help us bring a new level
participation is critical if we
are to continue protecting our
per as well as to the city of Sig- of dining to Signal Hill. neighborhoods, quality of life
by Neena nal Hill for the wonderful I would also like you and and property values.
your readers to know that in The Long Beach City
Strichart support and encouragement we
have received since announcing addition to the great in-house Council is meeting [Tuesday,]
the move of Delius (pro- dining we will offer, there will April 24, at 5 p.m. The Coun-
I have tried to think of an appropriate topic for my nounced Dee-lee-us) Restau- also be food and wine oriented cil will vote to determine the
column this week—however it seems irresponsible to rant to 2951 Cherry Avenue. excursions such as our annual final size of our airport.
avoid the obvious. The tragedy at Virginia Polytechnic Over the last 18 months we wine country bus trip in July As we have always stated, it
Institute and State University is on everyone’s mind. have been so “chuffed” (as my and a seven-day culinary is the size of the passenger
Details are on the front pages of daily newspapers across wife Louise, who is from Eng- cruise to Alaska in September hold rooms, the number of air-
the world. Radio stations are blaring reports of what did land, would say) with the won- on board Holland America’s craft parking positions and
or might have or could have occurred. The Internet is derful comments from local Oosterdam. gates that can allow many
chock full of facts, fiction and conjectures. I don’t think residents, other business owners There are still a few cabins more flights, not our very frag-
our nation has been as bombarded with media informa- and city officials. The welcome available for our group that ile noise ordinance that has,
tion or as overcome with grief since Sept. 11, the Katrina we have received has been so need to be booked by the first and will again, be challenged
disaster or the Amish school shooting. Not even our warm and we are anxious to week of May and if it is as by those wanting more flights!
troops in Iraq are garnering such attention (that indeed is open our doors and begin living successful as we anticipate, it Councilmembers must
another topic for an article I may or may not write). up to everyone’s expectations. will become an annual event understand this and protect
In an attempt to comfort myself over the last two days I Our opening date will be just like our bus trip. our neighborhoods from this
have been pouring over my old psychology textbooks and [Friday,] June 1. We will be Thank you again for all of potentially very real impact.
my newer conflict resolution textbooks in search of an serving lunch and dinner, your kind words and support. The appellants and city
answer to my internal question—why did this happen? I Tuesday through Saturday and We can be reached at (562) staff have been working hard
have a bit of an understanding when it comes to the psycho- brunch and dinner Sunday. 426-0694 for information over the past several months
logical explanations—words like paranoia, schizophrenia, The price-fixed, multi- about the restaurant and to reach a compromise.
psychosis, depression—make sense. course meal Delius has built upcoming events. We are on the home stretch
However, I seem to find more solace in words and its reputation on over the past Dave Solzman and it is critical that we com-
phrases found through my study of conflict resolution and 30 years will be compli- Delius Restaurant municate to the Council and
peacebuilding. Author Louis Kriesberg said, “There are mented by a more casual a-la- city staff how we feel about
many reasons for people to fight with each other. Thus, carte dining room and a “wine our future.
antagonisms often arise from internal forces.” His writ- cellar” that fits up to six din- NO TIME TO HUSH Please mark your calendars
ings may never have seemed as relevant as they do today, ers and has a window into the It’s been a while since you now to attend this important
April 19, 2007, three days after the university massacre. It kitchen for an ultra hi-end have heard from LBHUSH2. meeting. Invite your family,
is easy to see outward signs of distress, anger and frustra- dining experience. That doesn’t mean things friends and neighbors to
tion in an individual, yet when the person is quiet and The new restaurant has a haven’t been happening behind attend too.
holds emotions and feelings inside it is difficult for others full liquor license for serving the scenes. Free parking is available in
to read. Quiet ways and keeping to oneself can be inter- the parking structure on Broad-
preted as shyness or “stuck up” when in reality the person way behind City Hall. I hope to
may be at war internally with him- or herself. Miss an issue? see you [Tuesday,] April 24.
At this writing, the media’s information is limited and the
various agencies have speculated as to Cho’s motives for
Get it online! LBHUSH2
killing more than 32 persons as well as himself. Only Cho www.SignalTribune Newspaper.com
knew the reason(s) why he committed such deliberate
actions. Kriesberg continued his train of thought when he
said, “There are innumerable individual and collective iden- Inspiration Corner Be Heard
tities and unlimited opportunities for groups to see them-
selves as an ‘us’ being oppressed or threatened by a ‘them.’”
Once again, Kriesberg words offer explanation for
by Betty Colston
Some issues are just
Cho’s seemingly senseless acts. The shooter may have
seen other students and even instructors as part of
too small to expend energy for.
“them” while thinking of himself as an outsider. I believe Choose your battles wisely.
“we versus they” is a recipe for conflicts that in some Betty Colston
cases are destined to be intractable.
That was certainly the case for Cho; unfortunately his
Author – Professional Speaker/Trainer
Colston Enterprise PO Box 92301, Long Beach, CA 90809-2301 Letter to the Editor
victims were part of a conflict they were not aware of
and therefore could not protect themselves. May they all
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APRIL 19, 2007 NEWS SIGNAL TRIBUNE 5
continued from page 1 eye on
the Los Angeles River.
The bowl serves about half
of Signal Hill and portions of
Long Beach—2,000 acres in News from the LBPD
all. While the bowl’s purpose
as a reservoir during a storm Crimes reported by the LBPD March 21–27
is rather simple, installing and Districts 6 (North of PCH), 7 & 8 (East of the L.A. River)
operating the various trash
Saturday, April 14
catchers within it was more
The County of Los Ange- 2:30 a.m. • 20000 block of East Willow Street
Pictured is a 25-foot long linear radial in Hamilton A victim was inside his residence when shots were heard.
les, and cities of Long Beach Bowl. The bowl is lined with various trash catchers.
and Signal Hill all contributed The victim was hit in the lower buttocks and was trans-
to various mechanisms. Long with one-quarter-inch slots. pating the next TMDL, due out ported to a local hospital with a non-life threatening wound.
Beach put about $600,000 into One of the radials in within a year, may call for a 40
Sunday, April 15
the project, said John Hunter, Hamilton Bowl is about 25 percent reduction of trash in the
Signal Hill’s storm water con- feet long, with about a three- first year. Signal Hill is already Fatality Hit and Run / DUI Suspect Arrested
sultant. Signal Hill’s $785,000 foot circumference and costs above that. Signal Hill is the 1 a.m. • Pacific Coast Highway & Long Beach Boulevard
came from a state grant. about $58,000. The stainless last line of defense for one of A motorist was involved in a collision with a passenger
According to regulations by steel prevents water from seven flows into the river. vehicle. The driver of the passenger vehicle was transported
the California State Water being contaminated with the Los Angeles County cities to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. The pas-
Resources Board, cities must device’s metals. Hamilton must also meet the Regional senger fled the scene of the accident on foot. Officers
take steps to bring water qual- Bowl also contains a larger, Board’s regulations, which are located and arrested the suspect.
ity to Environmental Protection $121,000 linear radial. set by the National Pollutant
Agency standards when they Hunter said the catchers are Discharge Elimination System
will inevitably be exposed to cleaned out about every other (NPDES). The NPDES aims to
an unacceptable amount of pol-
lution. These benchmarks set
rainstorm—defined as more
than a quarter-inch of rain.
regulate point-source polluters,
like industrial buildings.
For ALL Your Real Estate Needs...
by the EPA are called Total Even with these and more While the average compli- If you have thought about selling
devices in place, meeting the ance cost is $18 per household
Max Daily Loads, or TMDLs. your property, please let me
In other words, a TMDL is current TMDL remains to be in Los Angeles County, Signal bring you up to date on its value
the government’s water-pollu- seen. However, a new TMDL Hill dedicated more than $126 and the current market.
tion bar that a city like Signal will be introduced in July, said per household last year. e e e e
Hill cannot fall below. City Manager Ken Farfsing. Complying with the trash Search the MLS at
Signal Hill and Long Hamilton Bowl is captur- TMDL (the Hamilton Bowl www.DeonClement.com Deon Clement
Beach are using more than ing about 90 percent of the devices) cost Signal Hill resi- Realtor • Notary Public
three different techniques to trash that passes through it, dents $34.43 a household. The p: 562.719.2565 cell: 562.221.4519
capture the trash that flows Farfsing said. cost is covered in the city’s e: firstname.lastname@example.org
through the Hamilton Bowl. Hamilton Bowl protects NPDES trash fee, a 5.6 per-
If you have any questions,
There are the underground about 75 percent of the water- cent municipal service fee email me at email@example.com
Continuous Deflective Sepa- shed from Signal Hill and parts hike approved about four
ration (CDS) units Long of Long Beach, he noted. years ago by residents.
Beach uses, which filters the A 1996 TMDL called for a
water in a swirling fashion as 10 percent reduction of trash
the trash is constantly floated flowing into the Los Angeles
to the top and captured. Offi- River every year for 10 years,
cials estimate their cost at which would leave the river
more than $600,000. virtually pollution free.
Signal Hill prefers one- He argued the standard set
quarter-inch wire mesh nets to more than 10 years ago call-
capture much of the trash, ing for nearly pure water by
which cost less than $100,000 the 10th year was unattain-
a piece but do not hold as able. Signal Hill spearheaded
much as a CDS unit. litigation that overturned the
The city also uses linear TMDL, leaving the city with
radials—a dozens-of-feet-long no pollution bar to rise above.
stainless steel convex grate However, the city is antici-
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6 SIGNAL TRIBUNE NEWS APRIL 19, 2007
South Bay organization donates books,
media cart to Long Beach Children’s Clinic
Members of Vistas for Chil- unit donated by Sony Medical observing the Smile Cart
dren Inc. presented the Jester Systems as part of its For the being put to immediate use in
and Pharley Phund’s 40th Kids program. the waiting room. “In addition
Smile Cart to the Children’s “We are so pleased to pro- to copies of ‘The Jester Has
Clinic earlier this month. vide this Smile Cart for the Lost His Jingle’ and Jester
Vistas President, Nadine many families helped by the and Pharley dolls that we will
Bobit, Philanthropy Co-Chair- Children’s Clinic, Serving Chil- be able to give our children,
woman Alyse Zwickel and dren and Their Families,” Bobit the educational materials that
incoming President Amy said. “The Children’s Clinic come with the cart will be of
Ricci of the Manhattan provides vital medical services immense value to us in moti-
Beach-based philanthropic for families in the Long Beach vating our children. The hope-
organization joined Barbara area and we believe that ‘The ful message of ‘The Jester’
Saltzman, executive director Jester’s’ positive messages touches everyone’s heart.”
of the Jester and Pharley reminding children to never This Vistas Smile Cart is
Phund, in presenting the give up and always believe in the 40th donated to hospitals (L to R) Barbara Saltzman, executive director of The
mobile activity center to the themselves will help these and special-needs facilities Jester and Pharley Phund; Dr. Elisa Nicholas, chief
Long Beach facility, which is youngsters on a daily basis.” throughout Southern Califor- executive officer of the Children’s Clinic; Nadine Bobit,
dedicated to meeting the Happy faces greeted Vistas nia and the United States. Vis- Vistas president; incoming Vistas president, Amy Ricci,
health needs of underserved members as they handed tas also has donated a Smile and Vistas Philanthropy Co-Chairwoman Alyse Zwickel.
children and their families. copies of “The Jester” and Cart to the Bethune Transi- by the New York Times best- dren that no matter what
Jester and Pharley Smile Jester and Pharley dolls to tional Center for homeless selling children’s book “The health challenges they may
Carts are part of the nonprofit children attending the dedica- children in Long Beach. Jester Has Lost His Jingle,” face, laughter always resides
Palos Verdes-based Jester and tion after Saltzman, also “Facilities like the Chil- written by Chadwick School inside,” Bobit said.
Pharley Phund’s efforts to known as the Jester’s Mom, dren’s Clinic of Long Beach graduate David Saltzman, who The Children’s Clinic is
provide emotional support read the story to youngsters. find that ‘The Jester’ helps died of cancer in 1990 shortly located at 455 East Columbia
and smiles to youngsters fac- “We are thrilled to have the clinicians bring joy back into after graduating from Yale. The Street, Suite 201, which is
ing difficult challenges. resources of this multi-pur- the lives of the children they Jester and Pharley Phund is adjacent to the Long Beach
In addition to copies of pose Smile Cart to help us assist,” Saltzman said. “We currently celebrating the Memorial Medical Center
David Saltzman’s “The Jester further the health and bring know that ‘The Jester’ and his release of the 10th Anniversary Emergency Room.
Has Lost His Jingle” and Jester joy into the lives of the chil- pal Pharley will be motivating Special Edition of “The Jester.” For information about the
and Pharley Dolls, the colorful dren we care for,” said Chil- and comforting as they bring “‘The Jester Has Lost His Jester and Pharley Phund,
activity center contains a televi- dren’s Clinic Chief Executive laughter to these youngsters.” Jingle’ provides a warm, visit www.thejester.org or call
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Exchange Club runs child abuse eek.
Garden of theW .
prevention project Saturday
JAMIE ROWE Address and Constitution.
Copy Editor “Sometimes The youth aspect is cov-
ered with scholarships and
Exchange Club (EC) chap-
you have a various activities that overlap,
ters across the nation will be young mother with Mazzei said.
handing out tips for better par- The final, catch-all cate-
three kids who
enting and how to shop with gory participates in activities
children, Saturday. The Long doesn’t know like honoring police and fire
Beach chapter will be at the how to correct departments, helping seniors,
Wal-Mart on Carson Street in organizing park clean ups,
the Long Beach Towne Cen- their behavior and volunteering with Meals
ter, according to chapter Sec- without hitting…” on Wheels and Habitat for
retary Zita Roehrig. Humanity. The owner of this cheerful garden decided to use
The handouts are part of —ZITA ROEHRIG Long Beach’s EC chapter a birdbath given to her by her daughter.
the organization’s national is a satellite of Downey’s The special gift became the central point of focus for the space,
project to prevent child abuse. whenever possible, through Child Abuse Prevention Cen- making it as dear to the heart as it is lovely to the eye.
“The tip cards for better government agencies, for ter. The Exchange Club Fam- WWW.KATHYALFORD.COM
parenting include general many reasons, such as recom- ily Support Center is located This garden was designed and installed by
helpful tips for parents,” EC mendations from the court at 1032 Suite B, Redondo
Michelle Mazzei said. “The
system for first-time offend-
ers, or situations where abuse
Avenue. For additional infor-
mation or to report a family in
ALFORD’S English GARDENS
For more information, call (562) 882-8394
shopping tips include some is likely to occur or has not need of a parent aid, call
common sense, but maybe yet, Mazzei said. A parent aid (562) 434-6899.
parents didn’t think of it model works with the family,
before, such as eating before teaching the parents better
leaving or keeping the trips skills for managing frustrating
short. situations that can at times
“Fifty percent of the clubs lead to child abuse.
and members from all over the “Sometimes you have a
country are doing the project at young mother with three kids
the same time,” Mazzei said. who doesn’t know how to
“For the West Coast it will be correct their behavior without
from 10 a.m. to noon...The dif- hitting,” Roehrig said. “Some-
ferent chapters come together times it’s just nice having
to respond to their communi- someone to talk to. Mom
ties.” Twenty-eight chapters in could be frustrated because
California will be participating. the kids are crying, there’s no
In addition to the parenting food in the house, she needs to
pamphlets, EC will be hand- apply for welfare, but doesn’t
ing out blue ribbons, the have a car to get to the office,
symbols for child abuse pre- but once she does gets there,
vention, as part of Believe in they give her more paperwork
Blue. “Blue represents the to fill out and tell her to return.
bruises of battered children,” It’s very difficult but a parent
Roehrig said. aid helps make the situation
Believe in Blue is the EC’s easier.” The parent aid model
national child abuse preven- becomes a member of the
tion project. The 47-statewide family in many cases.
service organization believes EC focuses on American-
in preventing child abuse. ism, youth and other service
Each chapter acts as a projects, along with the child
counterbalance to government abuse prevention project,
agencies, which often can according to Mazzei.
only respond after the abuse “Americanism isn’t politi-
has occurred, Mazzei said. cal,” she said. “It’s about
“This has been the national patriotism, pride in the coun-
program for Exchange Club try.” Another part of this pro-
since the ’80s,” Roehrig said. gram are freedom shrines with
“This has been highly suc- replicas of important docu-
cessful for over 20 years.” ments from American history,
Families are sent to EC, including the Gettysburg
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Donation: End-of-life conversations make donor wishes known before tragedy occurs
continued from page 1
autoimmune disease she had DMV, they are officially reg- removed within the first 48 Loved ones of Garrett
that attacked her previous liver. istered with the state—that hours after a person has died. Mathieu memorialize his
“There aren’t any real can override a family’s wishes Organs from the deceased gift of life on the corner
words to describe it,” she for their deceased loved one. are removed in similar fashion of Lakewood Boulevard
remembered feeling after Still, it’s a conflict Mat- to a regular surgery, leaving and Arbor Road. Mathieu
hearing she was going to get a suke hopes family would families with the opportunity was killed here in a hit
new liver. “Every day I think rather avoid. to still have an open casket. and run April 2004.
of my donor.” “It’s imperative that fami- Some countries around the
Like Matsuke, Stamm’s let- lies have the end-of-life dis- world have adopted the “opt Organ donations are over-
ters to the donor ’s family cussion,” he said. “Families out” methodology, meaning seen nationally by the Vir-
went unanswered. [can be] in an additional crisis people are presumed to be ginia-based nonprofit United
While in years past Cali- when they don’t know what donors unless they specifi- Network for Organ Sharing
fornians could claim their their loved ones want.” cally choose otherwise. (UNOS), which the govern-
preference to be an organ Even if a loved one isn’t in “There is nothing more ment assigned in 1984 to
donor on their driver ’s the registry, the family can important than the quality of oversee the national Organ
license, not until July 2006 still elect to make them a life,” said Gail Daly, chief oper- Procurement and Transplanta-
was it legally binding. donor. In either case, every- ating officer for St. Mary’s, tion Network.
Now, whenever someone thing is time-sensitive, as which is limited to performing According to the UNOS
selects to be a donor at the organs must generally be kidney transplants. “Imagine Web site, there are currently
being attached to a [dialysis more than 95,500 individuals
machine] four hours a day, waiting for a donated organ, Matsuke, like all organ
Ohai Acupuncture Group three or four days a week.”
St. Mary’s has more than
more than 2,000 transplants
have taken place so far in
recipients, will be on immuno-
suppressants the rest of his
ILing Sun, LAC & Dennis H Chen, M.D. Inc. 100 patients on an active 2007—nearly 29,000 were life, leaving him more vulnera-
waiting list for a kidney, and performed last year. ble for diseases like the com-
We Speak English and Chinese/Taiwanese another 250 in the process of People can donate up to mon cold. However, over time
getting on the candidates’ list. eight organs: the heart, two the body adjusts and his daily
• Neck Pain & Back Pain • Headache dosage tapers off.
Daly said of people who lungs, two kidneys, the pan-
• Arthritis • Stress Both he and Stamm each
were in her hospital who creas, portions of the
• Weight Loss • Work Injuries have a new appreciation for life.
could have donated, less than intestines and all or some of
• Auto Injuries • Infertility the liver. Tissue donations As Stamm put it, “Now I
half, or 44 percent, were reg-
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APRIL 19, 2007 HEALTH&FITNESS SIGNAL TRIBUNE 9
LB youth keeps eye on prize
BY OFELIA SAENZ
Long Beach Olympic box-
ing hopeful Moises “Mighty
Mo” Orozco joined some high
profile names, including
Quincy Jones, Oscar De La
Hoya and Los Angeles Mayor
Antonio Villaraigosa, to serve
as a spokesperson for the 2016
Olympic committee in a 30-
second PBS radio commercial
(The committee was campaign-
ing for Los Angeles to host the
2016 games. The spot was ulti-
Ten-year-old boxer Moises “Mighty Mo” Orozco sees
mately given to Chicago).
Olympic gold in his future.
Orozco is a 10-year-old
boxer who has swept up sev- ing in the 70-pound weight two will get a special treat
eral titles since his first fight class of 9 and 10 year olds, Friday, May 4, in Las Vegas.
nearly two years ago. With Orozco dominated his weight “A friend arranged for us to
only three losses in 23 fights, class in the four-day tourna- go to the weigh-in [for the
the young fighter hopes to ment, according to his father Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd
eventually qualify for the and coach, Rudy Orozco. Mayweather],” said Coach
Olympic team for the 2016 The senior Orozco is a for- Orozco, an exciting prospect
games. mer boxing contender as well, for the young fighter in train-
Recently, Orozco took the and the father-son team train ing as well as for his dad. The
gold medal at the 2007 South- regularly at the Fabela Chavez following day there will be no
ern California Junior Olympic Boxing Club in Carson. gym-time for the Orozcos; the
Boxing tournament for the Although most of their free whole family will be at home
second year in a row. Compet- time is spent in the gym, the watching the fight.
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Shakespeare troupe educates LB on classics
BY JAMIE ROWE duction, Richard III, is “a
Copy Editor mammoth project,” according
to LBSC Artistic Director
With William Shakespeare’s Helen Borgers. This play, the
birthday coming up Monday, second longest in Shake-
April 23, the Long Beach speare’s collection, will run
Shakespeare Company from Friday, May 4, to Satur-
(LBSC) is keeping his spirit day, June 16. Shows are
alive through year-round pro- Thursday, Friday and Satur-
ductions of his works and day at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2
other classics, educational out- p.m., with tickets at $15 for
reach programs, and summer general admission, and $10
festivals. for LBSC members and stu-
The emsemble’s next pro- dents.
During the summer, the
company does a summer fes-
15% OFF Lunch tival at the Long Beach
20% OFF Dinner Aquarium of the Pacific. This
Applies to food only • No Take-out will be the ninth anniversary
of the festival. On this year’s
Monday—Saturday playbill, starting June 23, are
Romeo and Juliet, and A Through various productions of Shakespeare’s works and other timeless clas-
Try Our Comedy of Errors. Each play sics, the Long Beach Shakespeare Company hopes to educate local citizens.
Senior Menu! has a four-week run. The
55+ (Not valid with other discounts) event is free. nized, that’s when I joined,” ues to produce variations of music from Shakespeare’s
LBSC began as The Bard she said. Her goal was to plan this work each year in cele- works. LBSC has plans to take
Koyo in the Yard in 1990, with one for the long term and get a bration of its anniversary. the birthday party on tour to
Restaurant & Sushi Bar show each summer, produced year-round troupe going. The During the summer festi- various Renaissance fairs.
Authentic Japanese Cuisine
in various parks around Long company was founded on the vals, the theater is used for the Currently the theater only
2201 E. Willow St. #G • SH Beach, according to Borgers. idea of exposing the commu- New Writer Series, where has 40 seats available, but as
(562) 424-8777 “In 1997, the board of direc- nity to more Shakespeare. works from local playwrights Borges pointed out, the com-
tors disbanded and reorga- Today that idea has expanded are produced, such as Andrew pany performs four shows a
to include the classics. Marshall’s Pan, which was week during the seven-week
“The main focus is pro-lit- the very first in the series. run of each play so there are
eracy,” Borgers said, “to get “[Pan] was critically many opportunities to see
people to read and connect to acclaimed,” Borgers said. “All each performance. She also
classic literature, from the the local newspapers loved it, said the company keeps ticket
ancient Greeks to Dashiell from L.A. to Long Beach.” prices low so more people can
Hammett.” Also part of the first series was attend the shows.
LBSC opened the Richard Melissa Miller’s The Posthu- LBSC is always looking
Goad Theatre in October mous Affairs of Felson, Jones for volunteers. Borgers rec-
2003. Although the theater and Lordygan, which was also ommends looking at the Web
was originally named The well celebrated in the media. site, LBshakespeare.org, to
Black Box Theatre, the name This summer will see the get more information, then e-
changed after a generous return of both playwrights. mailing her at borgers1@
donation from Goad for air “Ordinarily we have Shake- verizon.net, or calling the the-
conditioning and new seats in speare’s Birthday Party with ater at (562) 997-1494 and
the theater. The first produc- skits inspired by Shakespeare, leaving your name and phone
Other LB tion was an adaptation of both British and American,” number. The theater is located
Weekday Location: H.G. Wells’ War of the Borgers said. The hour-long at 4250 1/2 Atlantic Avenue in
FRIDAYS 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Worlds. The company contin- event also includes skits and Bixby Knolls.
DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH
The Promenade at 5th St.
2 Hour FREE PARKING
with validation Garage Theatre’s next production
Accessible ELB location!
at 2525 Grand Avenue
We gladly accept EBT Food Stamp Cards
at all our market locations! raises environmental issues
East of Redondo & South of Willow International The Garage Theatre is proud closes Saturday, May 19, with “Parallels we’re drawing
Every Thursday Hot Food Court! to present David Mamet’s The a closing night reception also are related to the paranoia in
4-7:30 p.m. and FREE Weekly Water Engine and Mr. Happi- hosted by La Parolaccia. Per- the piece. The issues Mamet
Produce Drawing at 6pm! ness. The production begins formances are on Thursdays, raised in 1978 are still rele-
1-866-GOOD-VEG Friday with an opening night Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. vant, if not more today. The
www.harborareafarmersmarkets.org reception hosted by La Paro- for five weeks. Admission is specter of a corporate entity is
Sponsored by the South Coast Interfaith Council
laccia of Long Beach, and $20 for opening and closing still holding back the ability of
performances, $15 for general the masses to flourish and
admission, and $12 for seniors prosper through the limits of
and students. transportation,” said Director
Mamet delivers a piece Jamie Sweet. “Theatre, if more
Mon.- Baked Meatloaf appropriately set close to 70 than any other form of media
Tues.- Salisbury Steak years ago, but tackles the right now, is the least regulated
Wed.- Grilled Rock Cod most urgent threats of today. and controlled by big money.”
Thurs.- Liver & Onions The Water Engine faces the Shows start at 8 p.m.
Daily Specials include audience with those troubles Thursdays, Fridays and Satur-
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better world in 1978. The
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For more information, call
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APRIL 19, 2007 COMMUNITY SIGNAL TRIBUNE 13
LBPD advises parking safety Interfaith meeting
during youth sporting events advocates understanding
In July 2006, a tragic Police Department, the city
The Long Beach Police shooting occurred at the of Long Beach Human Dig-
Department would like to Jewish Federation of Greater nity Program, the National
inform residents that criminals Seattle. In response, mem- Conference for Community
might target vehicles at parks bers of the Long Beach and Justice (NCCJ), the
during youth sporting events. Police Department convened South Coast Interfaith
Criminals know vehicles with Jewish leaders to hear Council, and the Long
will be left unattended for concerns and develop a plan Beach Jewish, Christian and
long periods of time while to protect vulnerable places Muslim Roundtable.
parents are watching their of worship within the city of The Youth and Family
children. Long Beach. Interfaith Day’s main objec-
As summer approaches and From that meeting, inter- tive is to increase under-
youth activities at local parks faith leaders from three standing among youth and
increase, residents are re- faiths came together to form families across Abrahamic
minded to take the necessary the Long Beach Jewish, faith traditions, and to build
precautions to ensure their Christian and Muslim a sustainable plan of action
safety and the safety of their Roundtable. A project that to inform the next genera-
property. evolved from these efforts is tion of interfaith leaders.
Furthermore, residents are the Youth and Family Inter- For information on how
encouraged to practice the fol- The Long Beach Police Department is urging citizens faith Day, which will take congregations can partici-
lowing safety tips whenever to remove all valuables from their cars. place from 3 p.m. to 6:30 pate, contact Reverend Julie
they leave their vehicles unat- p.m. Sunday, April 29, at St. Wakelee-Lynch at (562) 436-
tended: purses, wallets and shop- of your surroundings and Luke’s Episcopal Church 4047. For general questions
• Park in well-lit areas ping bags, or secure them the people around you. located at 525 East Seventh regarding the Long Beach
whenever possible. in the trunk. • Be aware of locations and Street in Long Beach. Jewish, Christian and Mus-
• Do not leave your car in an • Never leave a hidden key situations which could The event is a joint effort lim Roundtable, contact Rene
unattended lot for an on your vehicle. make you vulnerable to involving the Long Beach Castro at (562) 435-8184.
extended period of time. • Program the Long Beach crime, such as dark parking
• Lock your car doors and Police Department phone lots, walkways and
take the keys with you. number, (562) 435-6711, restrooms.
• Roll the windows up all the into your cellular phone. • Stay in well-lit areas as
way and secure the vent or Parents are also urged to much as possible.
wind-wing windows. remind their children about • Whenever possible, travel The place for your next special event.
• Remove valuables such as the following safety tips: with a friend—there is Our studio is available for birthday parties,
cell phones, stereos, • Always be alert and aware safety in numbers.
scout troops, social groups, etc.
Time capsule, garden dedication Book a Fused Glass party!
Turn random pieces of glass
celebrate 100 years of public health into tiles, plates, bowls,
and much more by
In celebration of 100 Years jects. Nicholas Tan (Troop and children’s vaccine pro- melting glass in a kiln.
of Public Health, a centennial 75) developed the time cap- grams to prevent disease, as
time capsule and garden was sule while Scott Hampton well as other topical informa- –––––––––––––––––––––––––––
dedicated April 13 at 9:30 a.m. (Troop 126) developed the tion regarding public health 4242 Atlantic Avenue, LB
at the Long Beach Department centennial garden. and the local community from 562.424.6052 Made
of Health and Human Ser- The time capsule includes 2006 to 2007. yr. old
vices, at 2525 Grand Avenue. photographs and reports high- The time capsule will be
The health department was lighting current public health buried in a garden specially
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founded in 1906 by the first issues. designed to provide a place
city health officer, Dr. Harri- It also includes items for staff and visitors to relax
man Jones. detailing the health depart- when they visit the main
Local Boy Scouts devel- ment’s efforts in preparing for health facility. The time cap-
oped the time capsule and pandemic influenza, the on- sule will be opened in 50
garden as Eagle Scout pro- going battle of AIDS/HIV, years (2056).
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14 SIGNAL TRIBUNE BUSINESS APRIL 19, 2007
Focus On Business
Mediterranean cuisine meets Bixby Knolls caffeine
BY OFELIA SAENZ own touches to the beloved mango or peach.
Staff Writer neighborhood social spot. The large open spaces of
In addition to its menu of the café’s three rooms are
Since the first time he saw hot and cold coffee drinks, ample enough to accommo-
the building, Alex Nabussi, Mirage Café offers authentic date group meetings, while
owner of the Mirage Café and Mediterranean fare. Patrons still maintaining the coziness
Hookah Lounge in Bixby can enjoy the robust flavor of of a local coffee shop. On any
Knolls, knew the place was tightly wrapped stuffed grape given night, students and their
something special. leaves alongside the lemony laptops perch in one the many
“I looked at it and I really freshness of homemade tab- comfy vintage sofas to take
liked it,” Nabussi said. “I bouleh, or for a lighter snack advantage of the free wi-fi.
like the neighborhood.” of finger food, they can try the The largest of the rooms
The friendly faces of the hummus or baba ghanoush. has a stage used for live enter-
Bixby Knolls community Those looking for slightly tainment on the weekends.
have tended to be drawn to more conventional cuisine can Fridays is open-mic night and
the high ceilings and bright opt for other selections such there is karaoke on Sundays.
colors of what is now the as the Italian grilled chicken Saturdays, the café usually
Mirage Café even through sandwich with pesto and sun- features local acoustic music.
the building’s various incar- dried tomato. “People like the style of the
nations (Coffee Tavern, In the spirit of the café’s bo- place, the antique furniture,
Fendi’s, Phoenix Coffee- hemian atmosphere, Nabussi the lounge,” Nabussi said.
house). Nabussi, a math has introduced a hookah menu “They come here to socialize.”
teacher from Long Beach of flavored tobaccos. Friends The Mirage Café is lo-
City College, took ownership can gather regularly on the out- cated at 539 East Bixby Mirage Café and Hookah Lounge is the newest
of the establishment last door patio to smoke sweetened Road, just west of Atlantic incarnation for a popular Bixby Knolls spot.
November and now adds his tobacco in flavors such as Avenue in Bixby Knolls. Barbara Holbrook/Signal Tribune
LOWERYOUR Windes & McClaughry Accountancy Corporation
A 40YEAR TERM promotes two new managers in Long Beach office
Windes & McClaughry tion and maritime industries.
Easy Accountancy Corporation, a Neimark joined Windes &
Qualifier Southern California accounting McClaughry Accountancy
Loans and consulting firm with more Corporation in 2001 after grad-
than 80 years in business, pro- uating from UC Santa Barbara,
moted Rebecca Niemark and with a Bachelor of Arts in
STEVE SHAW Christina Viola to managers. Business Economics, with an
Over 30 Years of Experience
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Office: (562) 663-3700 both outstanding individuals Windes & McClaughry, has
Fax: (562) 529-6718 and we congratulate them on three offices located in Long
their accomplishments and for Beach, Torrance and Irvine,
their contributions,” said Jack respectively. The firm offers a
Lakewood Home Loan Center Hinsche, managing partner Christina Viola (left) and Rebecca Niemark move into full range of services includ-
Working Together Works! for Windes & McClaughry ing: audit and assurance,
Accountancy Corporation. employee benefits, estate and
Viola, a graduate of Cal Her practice areas include eval- vately held businesses and non- trust planning, litigation sup-
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APRIL 19, 2007 NEW SIGNAL TRIBUNE 15
Poll workers needed for LB’s
special municipal election May 1
The City Clerk Department • Able to work 6:30 a.m. to place operations. Though Elec-
is seeking individuals to work 10 p.m. Election Day; and tion Day is long, you will
in the polls Election Day, • Able to read and speak receive an honorarium for your
Tuesday, May 1. If you would English fluently. time and commitment. Precinct
like to assist the city of Long Poll workers are responsi- inspectors receive $100 and
Beach, contact the department ble for: precinct clerks are paid $80 for
at (562) 570-6101. • Setting up the poll places. working on Election Day. You
“We are especially seeking • Locating the voter’s address will receive an additional $25
bilingual poll worker volun- on a street index and lining for attending a mandatory
teers to assist our voters for through the voter’s name. training session.
whom English is not their first • Asking the voter to sign Precinct inspectors are
language,” said City Clerk his/her name and address responsible for picking up
Larry Herrera. “If you speak in the roster index. precinct supplies, doing pre-
Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, • Issuing the voter an official election preparatory work and Signal Hill’s Librarian Carole Molloy and Friends of
Khmer, Tagalong or Japanese, ballot. transporting the supplies to Signal Hill Library President Denise Damrow
we could sure use your help.” • Depositing the voted ballot and from the polling place. received a proclamation from Mayor Tina Hansen
Poll workers must be: into the ballot box. Any questions regarding
at the April 10 City Council meeting.
• A U.S. citizen; • Following the closing proce- the special municipal election
• At least 18 years old; dures at the close of the polls. may be directed to the Long As part of National children’s spring reading
• Registered to vote As a precinct officer, you Beach City Clerk Department Library Week, from April 15 program with Edwards Cin-
in California; will receive training on polling at (562) 570-6101. to Saturday, April 21, the ema Movie tickets as a
Signal Hill Library, located prize, Molloy said.
at 1770 East Hill Street, is Other events include the
MLK pool needs lifeguards, swim instructors waiving any fees incurred Magic of Tony Daniels at
Looking for a fun summer around school schedules, and Training and WSI are pre- during the month of April, the Community Center,
job? Want to spend time are available evenings and ferred but opportunities for according to Library Assis- located in the building
working with kids? weekends. Even year-round certification are available. tant Chan Harris. However, directly behind the library, at
The Aquatics Section of hours are available. For an application, or lost items are not included, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April
Long Beach Parks, Recre- Pay ranges from $8.60 to more information, call he explained, the library will 25, and an Author Talk at 7
ation and Marine is currently $12.33 an hour. Tammy Masten at (562) 570- still charge replacement fees. p.m. Monday, April 30, with
hiring lifeguards and swim Applicants must pass a 1718 or drop by King Park The theme for this year’s mystery writers Cara Black
instructors for Silverado swim test and an oral inter- Pool, at 1910 Lemon Avenue week is “Come Together at and Cornelia Read. Both
Pool and Martin Luther King view, and be 17 years of age or Silverado Park Pool, at Your Library.” To encourage authors will be signing
Jr. Pool. prior to June 16. Certification 1540 West 32nd Street in this, the library is running a copies of their books.
Hours can be arranged in CPRO, First Aid, Lifeguard Long Beach.
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835 E. 33rd St, Signal Hill
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(Between Atlantic & California Avenues)
OFFICE FOR RENT buse. excuse. abuse. excuse. abuse
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for rent. 500 square feet
Utilities included. Reception plus
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(labor and/or materials) be licensed by the Contractors State License Board
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To verify a contractor’s license, you may go to www.cslb.ca.gov or
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18 SIGNAL TRIBUNE LEGAL NOTICES APRIL 19, 2007
TST2353 TST2357 TST2358 state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and
TSG No.: 2738053 TS No.: 20059134001189 FHA/VA/PMI No.: TSG No.: 3180289 TS No.: 20069134007304 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: March 29, & April
Notice Of Trustee’s Sale YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A Notice Of Trustee’s Sale YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A MYRTLE L. GREER 5, 12, 19, 2007.
DEED OF TRUST, DATED 1/22/2004 UNLESS YOU TAKE DEED OF TRUST, DATED 8/29/2005 UNLESS YOU TAKE CASE NO. NP012285
TST2343 / 20070707299
ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate,
The following person is doing business as: A J B CONSULTING,
NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU or both of MYRTLE L. GREER.
4827 Daisy Ave., Long Beach, CA 90805. Registrant: ADRIENNE
SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 4/25/2007 at 11:30 AM SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 4/25/2007 at 11:30 AM A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by OWEDA L.
BABER, 4450 California Pl. #188, Long Beach, CA 90807. This
First American Loanstar Trustee Services, as duly appointed First American Loanstar Trustee Services, as duly appointed CORTER in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS
business is conducted by: an individual. I declare that all infor-
Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded ANGELES.
mation in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Adrienne
02/05/2004, as Instrument No. 04 0262414, in book , page , of 09/07/2005, as Instrument No. 05 2147402, in book , page , of THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that OWEDA L.
Baber. The registrant has begun to transact business under the
Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los CORTER be appointed as personal representative to administer
fictitious business name or names listed herein. Date started
Angeles County, State of California. Executed by: Robert Som- Angeles County, State of California. Executed by: Mon Nang, a the estate of the decedent.
business was April 1, 2006. This statement was filed with the
mers, JR ., an unmarried man, will sell at public auction to high- single woman, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for THE PETITION requests the decedent’s WILL and codicils, if
county clerk of Los Angeles County on March 27, 2007.
est bidder for cash, cashier’s check/cash equivalent or other cash, cashier’s check/cash equivalent or other form of payment any, be admitted to probate. The WILL and any codicils are
NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five
form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money available for examination in the file kept by the court.
years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk.
sale in lawful money of the United States) At the front entrance of the United States) At the front entrance to the Pomona THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate
A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to
to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This
that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize
Blvd., Pomona, CA All right, title and interest conveyed to and All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under authority will allow the personal representative to take many
the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of
now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain
the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see
in said County and State described as: As more fully described State described as: As more fully described in the above men- very important actions, however, the personal representative
section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub.
in the above mentioned Deed of Trust APN# 7148-008-069 The tioned Deed of Trust APN# 7216-021-063 The street address will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they
The Signal Tribune: March 29, & April 5, 12, 19, 2007.
street address and other common designation, if any, of the and other common designation, if any, of the real property have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The
real property described above is purported to be: 3337 Califor- described above is purported to be: 1903 Temple Avenue 120, independent administration authority will be granted unless an TST2344 / 20070707297
nia Avenue , Signal Hill, CA 90755 The undersigned Trustee Signal Hill, CA 90755 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any interested person files an objection to the petition and shows FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other good cause why the court should not grant the authority. The following person is doing business as: GENERAL SER-
address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be A HEARING on the petition will be held on 05/10/07 at 9:00AM VICES, 818 E. Anaheim St. #210, Long Beach, CA 90813. Reg-
Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, in Dept. H located at 415 W. OCEAN BLVD., LONG BEACH, CA istrant: BRADLY PAK, 3910 E. 11th St. #01, Long Beach, CA
expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encum- regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the 90802 90804. This business is conducted by: an individual. I declare
brances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed:
secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as pro- Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written Bradly Pak. The registrant has begun to transact business under
vided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Date started
Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said may be in person or by your attorney. business was in 1999. This statement was filed with the county
trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the clerk of Los Angeles County on March 27, 2007. NOTICE: This
unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a fictitious business name statement expires five years from the
sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the ini- copy to the personal representative appointed by the court date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious
at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is tial publication of the Notice of Sale is $308,572.31 The benefi- within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as business name statement must be filed prior to that date. The
$87,525.17 The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore ciary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this
executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declara- delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of
tion of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Elec- noticed above. another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411
Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said tion to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a per- et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tri-
Notice of Default and Election to sell to be recorded in the Election to sell to be recorded in the County where the real son interested in the estate, you may file with the court a bune: March 29, & April 5, 12, 19, 2007.
County where the real property is located. Date: 4/5/2007 First property is located. Date: 4/5/2007 First American Title Insur- Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an TST2345 / 20070707298
American Title Insurance Company First American LoanStar ance Company First American LoanStar Trustee Services 3 inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
Trustee Services 3 First American Way Santa Ana, CA 92707 First American Way Santa Ana, CA 92707 First American account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request The following person is doing business as: CHOICE MEDICAL
First American Loanstar Trustee Services may be acting as a Loanstar Trustee Services may be acting as a debt collector for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. SUPPLIES, 800 E. Wardlow Rd., Ste. A, Long Beach, CA 90807.
debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be Attorney for Petitioner Registrant: CHOICE HOME MEDICAL SUPPLIES, INC., 800 E.
obtained will be used for that purpose. Original document used for that purpose. Original document signed by Authorized DAVID M. HELLMAN, ESQ. Wardlow Rd., Ste. A, Long Beach, CA 90807. This business is
signed by Authorized Agent Teresa Marianos - For Trustee’s Agent Teresa Marianos - For Trustee’s Sale Information Please LAW OFFICE OF DAVID M. HELLMAN conducted by: a corporation. I declare that all information in this
Sale Information Please Call (714) 573-1965 P283043 4/5, 4/12, Call (714) 573-1965 P284580 4/5, 4/12, 04/19/2007 851 IRWIN ST., #205 statement is true and correct. Signed: Charles Ume, President.
04/19/2007 SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901-3343 The registrant has begun to transact business under the ficti-
4/5, 4/12, 4/19/07 tious business name or names listed herein. Date started busi-
CNS-1115455# ness was November, 2001. This statement was filed with the
City of Signal Hill THE SIGNAL TRIBUNE
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county clerk of Los Angeles County on March 27, 2007.
NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk.
The following person is doing business as: 1. LB WEEKLY, 2. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to
LONG BEACH WEEKLY, 65 Pine Ave., Ste. 27, Long Beach, CA that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize
90802. Registrant: SEVEN DAYS PUBLISHING, LLC, 65 Pine the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of
Ave., Ste. 27, Long Beach, CA 90802. This business is con- the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see
ducted by: a limited liability company. I declare that all informa- section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub.
tion in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Mark Kochel, The Signal Tribune: March 29, & April 5, 12, 19, 2007.
President. The registrant has begun to transact business under TST2349 / 20070366021
the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Date started FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
business was March 1, 2007. This statement was filed with the The following person is doing business as: BIG DADDY’S CIG-
TST 2371 county clerk of Los Angeles County on February 28, 2007. ARS, 5844 Naples Plaza, Long Beach, CA 90803. Registrant:
SPECIAL NOTICE NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five HITLON, INC., 5475 Colorado St, Long Beach, CA 90814. This
years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. business is conducted by: a corporation. I declare that all infor-
NOTICE OF VACANCIES A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to mation in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Tom Fal-
that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize lon, President. The registrant has not yet begun to transact
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of business under the fictitious business name or names listed
the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los
PLANNING COMMISSION section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. Angeles County on March 20, 2007. NOTICE: This fictitious
PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION The Signal Tribune: March 29, & April 5, 12, 19, 2007. business name statement expires five years from the date it
TST2347 / 20070642114 was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious busi-
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that due to terms expiring on May 31, 2007, vacancies exist on the FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT ness name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing
The following person is doing business as: THE DISTRICT of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this
Signal Hill Civil Service Commission, Planning Commission and Parks & Recreation Commission. WEEKLY, 65 Pine Ave., Ste. 27, Long Beach, CA 90802. Regis- state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of
trant: SEVEN DAYS PUBLISHING, LLC, 65 Pine Ave., Ste. 27, another under federal, state, or common law (see section
The City of Signal Hill will be conducting a recruitment to each vacancy. All interested residents are Long Beach, CA 90802. This business is conducted by: a lim- 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Sig-
ited liability company. I declare that all information in this state- nal Tribune: April 5, 12, 19, 26, 2007.
encouraged to apply. To serve as Civil Service, Planning or Parks & Recreation Commissioner, you ment is true and correct. Signed: Mark Kochel, President. The TST2350 / 20070437344
must be a resident of Signal Hill and registered voter of the City for the duration of the term of office registrant has begun to transact business under the fictitious FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
and 30 days prior to appointment. business name or names listed herein. Date started business The following person is doing business as: BIG DADDY’S CIG-
was March 1, 2007. This statement was filed with the county ARS OF NAPLES, 5844 Naples Plaza, Long Beach, CA 90803.
clerk of Los Angeles County on March 21, 2007. NOTICE: This Registrant: HITLON, INC., 5475 Colorado St, Long Beach, CA
If you are interested in serving as a Commissioner, please call (562) 989-7305 for an application fictitious business name statement expires five years from the 90814. This business is conducted by: a corporation. I declare
or for further information. Applications are also available in the City Clerk’s office at City Hall, date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious that all information in this statement is true and correct.
business name statement must be filed prior to that date. The Signed: Tom Fallon, President. The registrant has not yet begun
2175 Cherry Avenue, Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 am filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this to transact business under the fictitious business name or
to 4:30 p.m. state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of names listed herein. This statement was filed with the county
another under federal, state, or common law (see section clerk of Los Angeles County on March 28, 2007. NOTICE: This
14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Sig- fictitious business name statement expires five years from the
Applications will be accepted until Friday, May 11, 2007, at 4:30 p.m. nal Tribune: March 29, & April 5, 12, 19, 2007. date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious
TST2348 / 20070502563 business name statement must be filed prior to that date. The
Dated this 19th day of April 2007. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this
The following persons are doing business as: 1. HENDERSON state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of
+ COLLINS, 2. TDCOLINS.COM, 3. NEAT FREAK, 2702 San another under federal, state, or common law (see section
Francisco Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806. Registrant: 1. THOM 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Sig-
//SS// COLLINS, 2. FEFFREY HENDERSON, 2702 San Francisco nal Tribune: April 5, 12, 19, 26, 2007.
Vivian M. Munson Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806. This business is conducted by: TST2351 / 20070789170
Deputy City Clerk co-partners. I declare that all information in this statement is FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
true and correct. Signed: 1. Thom Collins, 2. Jeffrey Hender- The following person is doing business as: J.R.’S ENGINE SER-
son. The registrants have begun to transact business under the VICE, 1900 E. 27th St. #101, Signal Hill, CA 90755. Registrant:
Published in the Signal Tribune on April 19 and May 3, 2007 fictitious business name or names listed herein. Date started DONALD S. FREEMAN, 3621 Pine Ave., Long Beach, CA
business was February 12, 20-07. This statement was filed with 90807. This business is conducted by: an individual. I declare
the county clerk of Los Angeles County on March 7, 2007. that all information in this statement is true and correct.
NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five Signed: Donald S. Freeman. The registrant has begun to trans-
years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. act business under the fictitious business name or names listed
A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to herein. Date started business was December, 1990. This state-
that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize ment was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on
the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of April 3, 2007. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement
Set your sights on our new site! the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see
section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub.
The Signal Tribune: March 29, & April 5, 12, 19, 2007.
expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the
county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be
filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of
TST2340 / 20070630405 itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or com-
mon law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions
The following person is doing business as: CHARITY-XS, 3512
E. Wilton St. #4, Long Beach, CA 90804. Registrant: Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: April 5, 12, 19, 26, 2007.
a brand new NICHOLAS STUART UMBENHOWER, 3512 E. Wilton St. #4, TST2352 / 20070789171
website to better
Long Beach, CA 90804. This business is conducted by: an indi- FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
vidual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and The following persons are doing business as: 1. KC & C, 2.
serve the correct. Signed: Nicholas Umbenhower. The registrant has not KITCHEN CABINETS & COUNTERS, 3311 Olive Ave., Signal
yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business
readers of the name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the
Hill, CA 90755. Registrant: 1. MARCUS BOLTON, 2. TONY
NAVARRO, 3311 Olive Ave., Signal Hill, CA 90755. This busi-
Signal Tribune. county clerk of Los Angeles County on March 20, 2007. ness is conducted by: co-partners. I declare that all information
NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five in this statement is true and correct. Signed: 1. Marcus Bolton,
years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. 2. Tony Navarro. The registrants have begun to transact busi-
Check it out A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to ness under the fictitious business name or names listed herein.
and let us know
that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize Date started business was March 30, 2007. This statement was
the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on April 3,
what you think. the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see 2007. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires
section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county
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The Signal Tribune: March 29, & April 5, 12, 19, 2007. clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed
individual articles TST2342 / 20070707300 prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself
authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in
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violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or com-
The following persons are doing business as: A JOURNEY FOR
• Find advertiser THE BLIND, 4825 Daisy Ave., Long Beach, CA 90805. Regis- mon law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions
information trant: 1. ADREINNE BABER, 4450 California Pl. #188, Long Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: April 5, 12, 19, 26, 2007.
• Search the archives Beach, CA 90807, 2. ROBBY DALE HARTLEY, 1655 Via Santi- TST2359 / 20070793003
ago #D, Corona, CA 92882. This business is conducted by: co- STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE
partners. I declare that all information in this statement is true OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
and correct. Signed: 1. Adrienne Baber, 2. Robby Dale Hartley. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious busi-
The registrants have not yet begun to transact business under ness name: SUGGEE BONTIQUE, located at 1720 Newport Ave.,
the fictitious business name or names listed herein. This state- Unit 3, Long Beach, CA 90804. The fictitious business name
Visit the old site at WWW.SIGNALTRIBUNE.COM ment was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on referred to above was filed on March 23, 2007, original File No.
then see our new site at WWW.SIGNALTRIBUNENEWSPAPER.COM March 27, 2007. NOTICE: This fictitious business name state- 20070670978, in the County of Los Angeles. Registrant: 1.
ment expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of Zenaida Vasquez, 2. Dora K. Ruiz, 1720 Newport Ave., Unit 3,
Then, give us your opinion by sending an email to the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement Long Beach, CA 90804. This business is conducted by: co-part-
firstname.lastname@example.org. must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does ners. Signed: 1. Zenaida Vasquez, 2. Dora K. Ruiz. This statement
not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious busi- was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on April 3,
ness name in violation of the rights of another under federal, 2007. Published, The Signal Tribune: April 5, 12, 19, 26, 2007.
APRIL 19, 2007 LEGAL NOTICES SIGNAL TRIBUNE 19
TST2360 / 20070793004 filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of McKay in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS Signed: Tom Lao. The registrant has not yet begun to transact
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name ANGELES. business under the fictitious business name or names listed
The following persons are doing business as: SUGGEE BOU- in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or com- THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Richard J. herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los
TIQUE, 1720 Newport Ave., Unit 3, Long Beach, CA 90804. Reg- mon law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions McKay be appointed as personal representative to administer Angeles County on March 29, 2007. NOTICE: This fictitious
istrant: 1. ZENAIDA VASQUEZ, 2. DORA K. RUIZ, 1720 Newport Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: April 12, 19, 26, & May 3, 2007. the estate of the decedent. business name statement expires five years from the date it
Ave., Unit 3, Long Beach, CA 90804. This business is conducted THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious busi-
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by: a general partnership. I declare that all information in this under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This ness name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
statement is true and correct. Signed: 1. Zenaida Vasquez, 2. authority will allow the personal representative to take many of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this
The following person is doing business as: CALVARY INSUR-
Dora K. Ruiz. The registrants have not yet begun to transact busi- actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of
ANCE AGENCY, 14909 Crenshaw Blvd. #104, Gardena, CA
ness under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. very important actions, however, the personal representative another under federal, state, or common law (see section
90249. Registrant: RICHARD KWAK, 10310 Woodruff Ave.,
This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Sig-
Downey, CA 90241. This business is conducted by: an individ-
County on April 3, 2007. NOTICE: This fictitious business name have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The nal Tribune: April 12, 19, 26, & May 3, 2007.
ual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and
statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office independent administration authority will be granted unless an
correct. Signed: Richard Kwak. The registrant has not yet TST2369 / 20070916791
of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement interested person files an objection to the petition and shows
begun to transact business under the fictitious business name FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does good cause why the court should not grant the authority.
or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the county The following person is doing business as: PAULINA BOOK-
not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business A HEARING on the petition will be held on May 7, 2007 at
clerk of Los Angeles County on April 10, 2007. NOTICE: This KEEPING & TAX, 570 E. 67th St., Long Beach, CA 90805. Reg-
name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 5 located at 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles,
fictitious business name statement expires five years from the istrant: PAU CLEMONS, 101 E. 67th St., Long Beach, CA
common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Profes- CA 90012.
date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious 90805. This business is conducted by: an individual. I declare
sions Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: April 5, 12, 19, 26, 2007. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should
business name statement must be filed prior to that date. The that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed:
appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written
TST2363 / 20070847733 filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this Pau Clemons. The registrant has begun to transact business
objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Date
may be in person or by your attorney.
The following person is doing business as: DYNAMICS another under federal, state, or common law (see section started business was June 16, 1985. This statement was filed
IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the
DESIGN, 2015 E. Broadway #407, Long Beach, CA 90803. 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Sig- with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on April 17, 2007.
deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a
Registrant: KENDIA, LLC, 2015 E. Broadway #407, Long nal Tribune: April 12, 19, 26, & May 3, 2007. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five
copy to the personal representative appointed by the court
Beach, CA 90803. This business is conducted by: a limited lia- TST2366 / 20070857599 years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk.
within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as
bility company. I declare that all information in this statement is FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to
provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing
true and correct. Signed: Diane Nelson, Member. The regis- The following person is doing business as: PRI MARKETING & that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize
claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date
trant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious MANAGEMENT CONSULTING GROUP, 5525 E. Hanbury St., the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of
business name or names listed herein. This statement was filed Long Beach, CA 90808. Registrant: VKVILLAVERDE INCORPO- the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see
YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a
with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on April 9, 2007. RATION, 5525 Hanbury St., Long Beach, CA 90808. This busi- section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub.
person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a
NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five ness is conducted by: a corporation. I declare that all The Signal Tribune: April 19, 26, & May 3, 10, 2007.
Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an
years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Vilmer
inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or TST2372 / 20070931137
A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to Villaverde, Principal. The registrant has not yet begun to transact
account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize business under the fictitious business name or names listed
for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. The following person is doing business as: THE LIGHT CHRIS-
the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los
Attorney for petitioner: TIAN FELLOWSHIP, 26302 S. Western Ave. #4, Lomita, CA
the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Angeles County on April 10, 2007. NOTICE: This fictitious busi-
VALERIE SCHULTZ KONJOYAN ESQ 90717. Registrant: PACIFIC COAST JAPANESE CONFER-
section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. ness name statement expires five years from the date it was
SBN 207589 ENCE, 26302 S. Western Ave. #4, Lomita, CA 90717. This busi-
The Signal Tribune: April 12, 19, 26, & May 3, 2007. filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business
JEFFER MANGELS BUTLER AND ness is conducted by: a corporation. I declare that all
name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this
TST2364 / 20070857597 MARMARO LLP information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: David
statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 1900 AVE OF THE STARS 7TH FLR A. Hino, Pastor. The registrant has not yet begun to transact
fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another
The following person is doing business as: ROSIE’S GREAT LOS ANGELES CA 90067 business under the fictitious business name or names listed
under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq.,
BODY AND PAINT, 1961 Obispo Ave., Signal Hill, CA 90755. Signal Tribune herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los
Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: April
Registrant: PATRICIA FAIRCHILD, 4945 Castana Ave. #4, Lake- CN773100 McKAY Apr 19,26, May 3, 2007 Angeles County on April 18, 2007. NOTICE: This fictitious busi-
12, 19, 26, & May 3, 2007.
wood, CA 90712. This business is conducted by: an individual. I ness name statement expires five years from the date it was
declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. TST2370 filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business
TST2368 / 20070739002
Signed: Patricia Fairchild. The registrant has begun to transact NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
business under the fictitious business name or names listed ESTATE OF NANCY J. McKAY this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state
The following person is doing business as: DEMENSION &
herein. Date started business was January 1, 2007. This state- Case No. BP103934 of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another
CONSULTING GROUP, 843 Ohio Ave., Long Beach, CA 90804.
ment was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq.,
Registrant: TOM Q. LAO, 843 Ohio Ave., Long Beach, CA
April 10, 2007. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: April
90804. This business is conducted by: an individual. I declare
expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the or both, of NANCY J. McKAY 19, 26, & May 3, 10, 2007.
that all information in this statement is true and correct.
county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Richard J.
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4455 California Avenue 3645 N. Weston Place 3825 Brayton Avenue
NEW LISTING - This home is absolutely 2 ON-A-LOT - The front unit features BIXBY TERRACE - This great home fea-
stunning with 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, dining room, tures 2 bedrooms and1 bathroom in the
formal dining room, office with fireplace, living room with a fireplace, beautiful main house with an attached1 bedrooom,
large living room with fireplace, mother- hardwood floors and fresh paint inside
1 bathroom student's quarters. As a
and out. The rear unit is a studio style
in-law quarters, outdoor fireplace, a refin- bonus, there's another bedroom with a
home with kitchen and 1 bath.
ished pool and much more. Great investment. bath attached to the garage.
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21741 Harvard Blvd #1 1817 E. 8th Street 4244 Olive Avenue
BEAUTIFUL TORRANCE TOWN-HOME - TWO UNITS - GREAT INVESTMENT - SALE PENDING - Gorgeous1936 Spanish
Don't miss this great 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 This great Craftsman style home fea- style home includes arched windows and
bathroom home with fresh interior paint, tures 2 - 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom units. doorways, beautiful courtyard, 3 bedrooms,
refinished hardwood floors and gor- This home is easy maintenance and
2 bathrooms, large dining room, hardwood
geous fireplace. This home is ready for includes one garage. Perfect for first
floors, and much more.
immediate move-in. time investor.
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