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 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


                                                                                                      Cancelled meeting
   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
                                                                                                                                        all kinds.
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2   SIGNAL TRIBUNE                                            COMMUNITY                                                                                                 APRIL 19, 2007


                                                               Reminiscing
iAroundTowni
BKBIA MIXER
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 newspaper@signaltribune.com.
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
                                                                                                                           Thank You Sonnjea & Koji!
                                                                        My name is Buster,
served from 8 a.m. to noon. The price is $5 per person. For              and I am patiently                                       Open at
                                                                                                                   cell phones, computer                        “Dear Tina & everyone
more information, call (562) 866-3027 or (562) 866-2003.
                                                                      waiting for my owners
                                                                                                                                                 8am!           at BK LaunderPet,
WOMEN’S HEALTH SCREENING                                               to find me. There are                                                                      I brought Koji here for the
A free one-hour women’s health screening will take place at             way too many of us                                                                        first time today.
FreeSpirit Yoga, located at 3910 Atlantic Avenue in Bixby               “lost dogs” in this                                                                       Normally, after grooming
Knolls, at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 29. Thermography is a                                                                                                            he is stressed out
                                                                       place, and we all sure             Grooming • Food • Supplies                              and exhausted, but today
physiologic test that demonstrates heat patterns that are
                                                                       wish people would be                                                                       he is happy & calm –
strongly indicative of breast abnormalities. It is a painless,
non-invasive, clinical test that works without radiation or
                                                                        responsible for us.                $7 OFF Full-Service
                                                                                                                  Grooming
                                                                                                                                                                  and looks and smells great!

compression. Thermography is used as part of an early                  Find me now at Companion                *On first visit or $3 off next visit.
                                                                                                            S.T.                                                           Thank you –
detection program that gives women of all ages the opportu-            Animal Village, 7700 E.              $25 min. Not good with any other offer.                         we’ll be back!!”
                                                                                                           Expires 5/10/07. One per customer. BK store only.
nity to increase their chances of detecting breast disease at         Spring St., (562) 570-PETS.                                 * AS SPACE
                                                                                                            4102 Orange Ave #113 @Carson
                                                                                                                                   PERMITS                                         – Sonnjea B.
an early stage. For more information, call (562) 989-9959 or             Sponsored                             Tues–Sat • 562-427-2551
                                                                                by:
visit www.ProactiveHealthSolutions.org.                                                                     Walk-Ins Welcome
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
                                    ongoing activities.
                                                                       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.
                                                                                                                                                                Jane Nadeau
    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
                                                                                                                                             r
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
                                                                                                                                              Write a
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
rest in peace.                                                                               THE SIGNAL TRIBUNE
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APRIL 19, 2007                                                                      NEWS                                                              SIGNAL TRIBUNE             5
Hamilton Bowl
continued from page 1                                                                                                eye on
                                                                                                                               crime
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
involved.                                                                                                            Shooting
   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.
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Hill cannot fall below.            City Manager Ken Farfsing.                       Complying with the trash           Search the MLS at
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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
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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
Communications Director
Michelle Mazzei said. “The
                                    system for first-time offend-
                                    ers, or situations where abuse
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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,
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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
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                                                                           St. Mary’s has more than
                                                                                                            more than 2,000 transplants
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                                                                                                                                               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-
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                                                                           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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BY OFELIA SAENZ
Staff Writer

   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
           Expires 4-26-07
                                         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-
    www.koyosushi.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
                                                       Visit Our
                                                   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-
                                                                                             ANY 3 sides & bread.                          and the courageous people           days. The Garage Theatre is
                                                                                         * Add a slice of Fruit Pie with                   who have been trying to bring       located at 251 East Seventh
                                                                                            these specials for $1.29                       it to light for decades.            Street. To make reservations
                                                                                                                                               David Mamet imagined a          call (866) 811-4111 or visit

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                                                                                                                                                                                   For more information, call
                                                                                     (562) 424-8573       Not valid with any other offer   dark, shattered underbelly of       (562) 433-8337 or visit
                                                                                     3925 Atlantic Ave. • Bixby Knolls                     the American Dream.                 ww.thegarageteatre.org.
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
                                                                                                                                                  by
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of Health and Human Ser-                The time capsule includes           2006 to 2007.                                                                                yr. old
                                                                                                                                                                                s
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
                                                                                                                  N   www.ChromaGlassDesigns.com                               N
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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police will have displays and                                                         Mon-Sat 8:30am-10:30pm
there will be booths and demon-                                                        Sunday 8:30am-9pm                  Near the 405 FWY at                                  At PCH & Redondo
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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



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Poll workers needed for LB’s
                                                                                                           Fines forgiven
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.
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                            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
                                                                                                                                                               TST2346 / 20070437692
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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

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                                                                                                                                          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
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                                                                                                                                          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
                                                                                                      • Respond to stories                           FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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-
                                                                    barbara@signaltribune.com.                                            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-
                                                                                               TST2365 / 20070857598
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
                                                                                                                                                 noticed above.
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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     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.




                                                    For information, CALL...


                                                    Eileen Rivera
                                                    Your Neighbor—Your Realtor
                                                    562-989-1997
                                                    Century 21 Landmark Properties

				
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