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 Serving Bixby Knolls, California Heights, Los Cerritos, Wrigley and the City of Signal Hill
 VOL. 28, NO. 16                                   Your Weekly Community Newspaper                                                            September 28, 2006


                                                                                                    SH council discusses
   So Long, Charley                                                                                 idea of all-mail election
                                                                                                    JOSEPH SERNA                         1,000 votes in each of the Sig-
   JOSEPH SERNA
                                                                                                    Staff Writer                         nal Hill’s last three municipal
   Staff Writer
                                                                                                                                         elections, that percentage can
                                                                                                        The Signal Hill City Coun-       be deceiving.
       With as soft a whisper as the patrons
                                                                                                    cil set a date for the next             The council appeared di-
   inside, Charley Brown’s Steakhouse left                                                          Police Station Workshop              vided, with Council member
   Long Beach after 36 years Saturday.                                                              Tuesday night, and expressed         Noll standing firmly behind
       “It is definitely a part of Long Beach his-                                                  conflicting views about possi-       the process and Council mem-
   tory,” said General Manager Cookie Mor-                                                          ble all-mail ballots for munic-      ber Ellen Ward expressing her
   ton of Charley Brown’s. “I have seen                                                             ipal elections.                      initial support for the policy,
   children grow up here.”                                                                              In an effort to maximize         while Council members Ed
       Charley Brown’s, on Cherry Avenue                                                            attendance for the workshop,         Wilson and Tina Hansen cit-
   near Spring Street, was a upscale restaurant                                                     Council approved a Saturday,         ing the tradition and value of
   with an older clientele, a mix of business-                                                      November 4 meeting from              going to the polls.
   men and women, and staff and faculty from                                                        9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Signal       “Our society is becoming
   nearby schools.                                                                                  Hill Park Community Center.          more and more impersonal,”
       It was the fifth Charley Brown’s for the                                                         City officials and staff, as     Hansen said, while also men-
   restaurant chain, but in recent history their                                                    well as the police station           tioning the image of democ-
   locations have been closing - only Charley                                                       architect plan to be on hand to      racy-in-action as people line
   Brown’s Steakhouse in Rosemead is left.                                                          discuss the approved concept         up to vote. “I am vehemently
       Unlike many restaurant chains, the                                                           plan with residents.                 opposed to this.”
   turnover of Charley Brown’s was virtually                                                            In a sign of changing times         Wilson was more practical,
   non-existent.                                                                                    and emerging patterns in voter       expressing concerns over
       “It’s like a family here,” Morton said.                                                      turnout, Council had their first     voter fraud and costs incurred
   “It’s a big industry. It’s a huge industry. But                                                  discussion of all-mail ballots       from the several steps needed
   it’s a small family.”                                                                            for municipal elections.             to verify mail-in ballots.
       Even the “newest” staff had been there                                                           The staff report, requested by      “I think we open up more
                                                   The steakhouse’s bold signage bids
   for at least a couple of years, Morton said.                                                     Council member Michael Noll,         cans of worms than we
                                                   farewell to patrons.
   Some busboys had been there for more than                                                        cited a 116 percent increase in      solve,” he said.
   20 years, and one waitress had been there                                                        absentee voters in the last four        Noll referred to voting sta-
   for 32 years.                                      Morton emphasized that Charley                years for Long Beach municipal       tistics, saying, “eventually
       However, on Saturday it was all over.       Brown’s is not going out of business, in         elections, and a 142 percent         [all-mail ballots] will be the
       As soon as the property the restaurant sits fact, she said, revenue has remained pretty      increase in absentee voting in       wave of the future.”
   on came under new ownership, Charley constant through the years.                                 Signal Hill municipal elections         The Signal Tribune will
   Brown’s future was in jeopardy.                               see CHARLEY BROWN’S page 13        in the same time period.             further discuss all-mail ballots
                                                                                                        However, with less than          in next week’s issue.

Blood Donor Center at Memorial celebrates ‘A Pirate’s Life’
BY OFELIA SAENZ                  and decorations to encourage     this month.                       center. Platelet donors are          blood clotting, are used in
Staff Writer                     people to donate blood or           According to Rebecca           harder to come by because the        leukemia and cancer patients.
                                 platelets.                       Gonzalez, who was busy sign-      process takes considerably           Aside from being harder to
   The pirates were out for         Fellow buccaneers were        ing people up at the helm, the    longer.                              come by, they’re also harder
blood on Friday—Memorial         treated to food, refreshments,   pirate blood drive was very          Platelet donation can take        to keep. “It’s a more fragile
Care’s Blood Donor Center        entertainment and choice of      popular. Both the waiting         60 to 120 minutes as opposed         product that only lasts five
Pirate’s of the Caribbean        either an aquarium or movie      room and donor room were          to 5 to 15 minutes for simply        days,” Neil said.
Blood Drive, that is.            pass, which could be used to     full for much of the day.         donating blood. The center              In the waiting room, Yese-
   Inspired by the craze over    see the pirate blockbuster at       Although there is a con-       does their best, however, to         nia Macias, of Long Beach,
the recent movie release         any AMC movie theatre.           stant need for blood donors,      make donors comfortable              prepares for her first experi-
“Pirates of the Caribbean:          Aquarium passes were          events such as this one are       through the process, even            ence as a blood donor.
Dead Man’s Chest,” nurses        donated to the center by the     particularly important because    encouraging them to bring            Although she has wanted to
and administrators at the        Long Beach Aquarium of the       of a current platelet shortage,   DVDs to watch while they wait        donate for some time now, she
donor center celebrated the      Pacific in honor of the fifth    said Clary Neil, a registered     for their blood to be processed.     said she had to wait until she
pirate theme with costumes       anniversary of 9/11 earlier      nurse who works at the donor         Platelets, which produce                    see DONORS page 8



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                                                            Reminiscing
iAroundTowni
CSULB ICE HOCKEY KICKS-OFF
Cal State Long Beach 49er ice hockey season begins Friday!
The LBSU 49ers will take on the division rival Arizona State
Sun Devils on Friday and Saturday, both matches start at 9
p.m. Last season the 49ers swept all four games from the
Sun Devils, taking two in Lakewood and two in Phoenix.
Tickets for the games, at Glacial Garden Skating Arena,
3975 Pixie Street in Lakewood, are $2 with a CSULB ID, $5
general admission, and children 5 and under are free. For
information, visit www.csulb.edu/org/icehockey.
LATINA LEADERSHIP
The Embracing Latina Leadership Alliance is holding its
first conference, “A Journey From Good to Greatness,” Fri-
day, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The conference, at the Renais-
sance Long Beach Hotel, 111 East Ocean Boulevard, will
feature opening remarks from Mayor Bob Foster and
ELLAS Founder and President Pilar Pinel. Speakers will
include Dr. Jan Kehoe, 7th District Councilwoman Tonia
Reyes Uranga and former 41st United States Treasurer
Rosario Marin. Lunch is from 12:05 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. For         Anyone recognize this roller coaster or the children riding it. Share your memories
more information call (562) 787-3021.                            of Long Beach and Signal Hill! Contact the Signal Tribune at 2669 Myrtle Avenue,
FRIENDS WALK TO SAVE THE ANIMALS                                 Suite 111, Signal Hill, CA 90755, or send email to newspaper@signaltribune.com.
The Friends of Long Beach Animals is having their “2K/5K
WALK to save the animals” Saturday starts at 9 a.m., with an
interfaith blessing of the animals by HauteDogs.org at 11 a.m.    NOW IN BIXBY KNOLLS!                          Roughnecks return to
The events, at Heartwell Park, 5102 East Carson Street at
Clark Avenue in Long Beach, will kick off with KJAZZ
Morning Jazz lady Joni Caryl. Registration and welcoming
                                                                                                                SH in form of sculpture
are from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Steel Band Music by Francis                                                          JOSEPH SERNA                        process is reading the con-
Lynch will also be featured. All proceeds go toward low-cost                                                    Staff Writer                        cepts of the art,” Sorenson
spay-neutering, pet adoption, humane education in the                                                                                               said of the selection process,
schools, and certain medical bills for shelter animals. For                                                        Signal Hill’s “Tribute to        of which Cindy Jackson’s
more information call (562) 988-7647.                                                                           the Roughnecks” dedication is       vision came out on top. “It’s
CRAFT BOUTIQUE                                                   Grooming • Food • Supplies                     Saturday, 10 a.m. at Sunset         like a good storyteller weav-
Hearts and Hands will host their fall boutique Saturday,                    The Difference is                   View Park at 2300 Skyline           ing an important novel.”
October 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lakewood Village                     Great Service!                     Drive, and city officials and          “I have to be completely
Community Church, 4515 Sunfield Avenue in Long Beach.                                                           the sculptor are excited to see     sincere in what I’m saying,”
                                                                                $5Off
                                                                  S.T.
                                                                                                                years of work finally realized.     Jackson said of her Signal Hill
TEAM SPIRIT                                                                                                        “It’s a great piece for the      artwork, being installed today
                                                                  Any Full Service Grooming
Help raise money for the fight against women’s cancer by                                                        city,” said Kathy Sorenson,         at 11 a.m. “It’s the men that go
                                                                     or FREE FURminator
participating in the seventh annual Long Beach Team Spirit        w/ purchase of any full grooming service.     community serviced director.        into work daily and do they’re
Breast and Ovarian Cancer Walk. Ask your friends, family           $25 min. Not good with any other offer.
                                                                                                                “I think public art is just the     work that makes a business.”
                                                                    Expires 10/05/06. One per customer.
and co-workers today to sponsor you and join the fight.                                                         best thing.”                           The process for the public
Each walker is encouraged to raise $150 or more! Even the                                         It’s Here!
                                                                                                   Reduce          The bronze-cast sculpture is     art was two years in the mak-
smallest contribution can help win the fight against breast                                       Shedding      of two men, Signal Hill Petro-      ing. Jackson estimated it took
and ovarian cancers. All donations go to the Long Beach                                           60-80%        leum chairman Jerry Barto and       her about three months to
Memorial Medical Center to fund support groups, treatment            Bixby Knolls • Tuesday-Saturday
                                                                                                                Shell Oil employee Bruce            complete the sculpture and
and research. Walk on Saturday, October 7 from 7 a.m. to          4102 Orange Ave #113 @ Carson
                                                                                                                Kerr, installing pipe into an oil   about four or five months for
10 a.m. at the Long Beach Yacht Club. Call (562) 896-4037                      562-427-2551
                                                                     Belmont Heights • Open 7 Days              line—symbolizing the oil-           the bronze casting.
or go to www.teamspiritonline.org for more information.              3429 E. Broadway @ Redondo                 veined history of the city and         The $120,000 sculpture was
SENATOR LOWENTHAL COFFEE MEETING                                                562-433-3605                    two of its key contributors.        fully funded by Signal Hill
Senator Alan Lowenthal (27th District) is having a com-                                                            “The fun part of the             Petroleum at the urging of
munity meet-and-greet Saturday, October 7 at It’s a Grind                                                                                           Neena Strichart, a member on
Coffee House, 2162 East Willow Street in Signal Hill,                                                        P A C I F I C C OA S T                 the art selection committee and
from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Visitors can learn about the sta-                                                    UNIVERSITY                           publisher of the Signal Tribune.
tus of current legislation, exchange ideas on proposed leg-                                                 S C H O O L O F L AW
islation, and find out how to make a difference in the                                                     LONG BEACH, CA                                    presents...
legislative and state budget process. For more informa-
tion, call the district office at (562) 495-4766.                              2006                     Providing an affordable, quality
                                                                           Prospective                      legal education for over
                                                                                                                                                      PET OF THE
QUILTERS BY THE SEA
Quilters By The Sea Quilt Guild will hold their monthly
                                                                             Student
                                                                           Information
                                                                                                                    75 years                        WEEK
meeting on Thursday, October 12 at 7 p.m. at the First                                                                                                        - SARAH -
                                                                             Sessions
Baptist Church of Lakewood, 5336 East Arbor Road in
                                                                                 Saturday
Long. A $3 donation is requested of non-members. Our                              Nov. 4
guest speaker will be Pat Speth presenting “Five Inch is a                    2:00 - 4:00 PM
Cinch”. The guild offers monthly workshops. For Infor-                         Wednesday
                                                                                  Nov. 16
mation contact Robin at (562) 596-0602.                                       6:30 - 8:30 PM                                                                 This affectionate
FAMILY ART MAKING WORKSHOP                                                                                            Est. 1927                         little girl was abandoned
                                                                           Pacific Coast University                                                         by her owners, and
Enjoy a Sunday afternoon with family at Signal Hill’s                           School of Law
                                                                          1650 Ximeno Ave., St. 310
                                                                                                                                                        now needs a permanent,
                                                                                                                                                                loving home.
spring art workshop on October 15. Artist Bianca Velasco                   Long Beach, CA 90804
                                                                                                          Did You Know:                                     Typical of a kitten,
from the Long Beach Museum of Art has a fabulous project                    Phone: 562-961-8200
                                                                                    Email:                                                                 she is full of energy,
                                                                                                          You can be a Lawyer in California
planned that participants of all ages can enjoy. The work-               PCULAW@PCULAW.COM                                                            playful, mixes well with other
                                                                           W W W . P C U L AW . C O M     without going to an ABA School?                     cats and would
shop is designed for children ages 4 to 15. Space is limited             PCU is Registered with the                                                      love to have a playmate.
to the first 50 participants, with no advanced reservations.              State Bar of California         You can be a Lawyer in California and       Visit Sarah at Wiskers
Children must be accompanied by an adult. The workshop                   And Is Authorized by the         not be $100,000.00 in debt?                    4818 E. 2nd Street
                                                                           Bureau for Private and
is at the Discovery Well Park Meeting Room at 2200 Tem-                                                                                                 Call Friends of LB Animals
                                                                            Postsecondary and             You can attend Law School in California
ple Avenue, in Signal Hill. For more information call the                 Vocational Education to         with an A.A. or A.S. Degree?                      562-988-7647
Community Services Department at (562) 989-7330.                         Issue Juris Doctor Degrees
                                                                                                                                                     Sponsored by:
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                            Thoughts                          Letters to the Editor
                             from the                         KICKING NICOTINE                      will bring about a healing            NBC” is a three-day sting
                                                                 After reading your “Thoughts       choice.                               operation that will air in Octo-
                            Publisher                         from the Publisher,” September
                                                              21, I felt compelled (first time)
                                                                                                            Constance Malaambo
                                                                                                                      Signal Hill
                                                                                                                                          ber. Well, OK.
                                                                                                                                             I call attention to your
                                                              to write and say, “Congratula-                                              writer and also Vice Sergeant
                            by Neena Strichart                tions” on the realization of                                                Lee DeBrabander that “Date-
                                                              addiction to cigarettes.              GETTING THINGS DONE                   line” and other talk show hosts
   There is no excuse for staying home this weekend              This is a powerful aware-             Now that Joe La Rosa,              are having a field day with the
claiming to be bored. Those looking for something to do       ness and one that may change          Mike Kowal, and I have                topic of sexual predators.
will have plenty of local activities to choose from.          the final outcome as you come         exchanged letters on dealing             They all have one thing in
   Take a drive or walk to the top of Signal Hill and wit-    to understand the true cause          with Long Beach Boulevard,            common. They all fail to
ness the unveiling of the newest public art piece in the      and inability to quit before.         let me join in thanking the two       include those in law enforce-
city. Months and months of planning by the city and the          As the physiological effects       of them for leading efforts to        ment who prey on minors
                                                              decrease, then incorporate this       get improvements done.                (and adults). To list a few they
blood, sweat and tears of artist Cindy Jackson went into
                                                              new thought pattern of addic-            I do disagree with publish-        missed:
the creation of this beautiful bronzed sculpture known as
                                                              tion from Louise Hay, “You            ing the address for the owners           Mark Trachman, a Hunting-
“Tribute to the Roughnecks.” The piece is scheduled to                                              of the Bixby Knolls Shopping          ton Beach police officer who
                                                              Can Heal Your Life”—I now
be installed today and the official ceremonies will take                                            Center. Massive letter writing        was convicted of lewd conduct
                                                              discover how wonderful I
place this Saturday, 10 a.m. at Sunset View Park.             AM. I choose to love and              or marching out in front of           with a 14-year-old girl. He
   Don’t miss the unveiling of this beautiful larger-than-    enjoy myself.                         their businesses is the type of       received three years in prison.
life masterpiece. I had the chance to see it at the foundry      My sister, Gayle Hatten,           tactic that discourages rather        The judge expressed concern
before it was completed and will be there this morning        age 57, also a graduate of Sig-       than encourages cooperation.          about his “safety behind bars.”
watching the experts install the statue at its permanent      nal Hill Elementary School, is           We have government offi-           His attorney sought probation
home overlooking the Pacific Ocean. To my dismay I            still smoking and has been            cials, both elected and em-           because there was the “likeli-
will not be in town for the event on Saturday. A big thank    unsuccessful with her previous        ployed to contact and negotiate       hood that other inmates will
you goes out to Signal Hill Petroleum for agreeing to         attempts in quitting. I am shar-      with the owners.                      mistreat him in prison.”
                                                              ing your story with her for we           A petition they could pre-            In Visalia, a judge reduced
fund this public art piece. Without their generosity and
                                                              never know when/what/who              sent to show the owners of the        three felony charges of sex with
passion for this project, we may have never had the
                                                                                                    Center how offensive it               a minor against police officer
honor of showcasing such a beautiful piece of art.                                                  appears to the community and          Eric Martinez, to misdemeanor
   If you’re looking for a more energetic way to spend          CORRECTION: In last                 how seriously they take the           sexual conduct. For four
this Saturday join in on the Friends of Long Beach Ani-         week’s issue of the Sig-            need to develop that property         months he sexually attacked a
mals’ (FOLBA) 7th Annual Walk To Save The Animals.              nal Tribune Newspaper,              in a manner which serves the          17-year-old Explorer Scout.
Proceeds from the event will go toward the organizations        the article “Volunteer Vil-         community and the city, would         Martinez was sentenced to 100
Spay/Neuter Incentive Program (SNIP), humane educa-             lage features opportuni-            be more effective and civilized.      hours of community service!
tion in local schools, medical supplies for the special         ties for students, adults,”                      John T. Anderson            Early this year three Balti-
needs of shelter animals, and animal welfare in general.        should have included                                   Long Beach         more police officers, Brian
                                                                Thursday, October 12, as                                                  Shaffer, Jemini Jones and
After the walk, learn pet first aid, enjoy music, prizes,
                                                                the date of the event. For                                                Steven Hatley, were indicted
contests, drawings, games and vendor booths. This event
will take place starting at 9 a.m. at Heartwell Park 5100
                                                                more information, con-              COVER ALL PREDATORS                   on six counts, including first
                                                                tact Connie Griffin, vol-              Yes, they come from all            and second degree rape, con-
East Carson Street (at Clark) in Long Beach. Remember,          unteer coordinator at the           walks of life, (“LBPD sting           spiracy to commit rape,
you don’t need a pet to participate!                            Carpenter Performing                results in 38 arrests of Internet-    assault and misconduct in
   Need a little architectural culture in your life, or         Arts Center, at (562) 985-          based sexual predators,” Sep-         office. Kudos to Baltimore for
just always wanted to peek inside some of the homes             4274. Griffin can also be           tember 14). Now the Long              keeping the records of police
in California Heights? Here’s your chance. The Cali-            reached by email at                 Beach Police Department is            misconduct open to the public.
fornia Heights Neighborhood Association (CHNA) is               myrsvp@ hotmail.com.                joining forces with “Dateline            And oh yes, in April a for-
hosting its Home and Garden Tour this Sunday from                                                                                         mer police chief in Pennsylva-
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are $20 and are                                                                                        nia was sentenced to 12 years
                                                                                                                                          in prison for having sex with a
available at Mr. Jan’s Antiques Mall, 1133 East Wardlow
Road and at B & B Hardware at 929 East Wardlow
                                                                                 Inspiration Corner                                       14-year-old girl in his patrol
Road—both are in Long Beach. The day of the event                                            by Betty Colston                             car. Back to the Southland.
                                                                                                                                             In May in San Diego,
you can still buy tickets at Mr. Jan’s, however the                                Most people either do what they                        police officer Cedric Green,
price will then be $25. For more information regard-                                 think someone else wants or                          44, who was assigned to its
ing this ultra-fun event call CHNA (562) 424-6727 or                           exactly what they choose for themselves.                   juvenile service team, was
visit their website at www.calheights.org.                                                           Betty Colston                        arrested for having sex with a
   Have an eventful weekend!                                                             Author – Professional Speaker/Trainer            17-year-old girl.
                                                                             Colston Enterprise PO Box 92301, Long Beach, CA 90809-2301
                                                                                                                                                   see LETTERS page 13



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                          Communiqué eye on
                           from Rae   crime                                                                News from the LBPD

                                   By Rae Gabelich, Long Beach 8th District Council Member                     Crimes reported by the LBPD September 19–25
                                                                                                           Districts 6 (North of PCH), 7 & 8 (East of the L.A. River)
   We’ve hardly begun pack-        bought or received; the ones       one of those children that did
ing away our sunscreen and         that found their way onto your     not always have the money or         Wednesday, September 20
beach towels, but I have a         shelves to age in darkness; the    assistance to shop for my            Traffic Fatality
subject that is near and dear to   trinkets that you do not have a    mom, who I loved and appre-          9:20 p.m. • 2200 block of East Carson Street
my heart that I need the com-      place to display that would        ciated so much. It did make          16-year-old Robert Serrano of Long Beach and a friend
munity’s help with to assure       brighten a family’s holiday.       me quite sad, when I was old         were walking westbound on the north side of Carson
another successful year.                                              enough to grasp the concept          Street. The two were inhaling the compressed gas from a
   In 66 days, we will be host-      “This holiday project            but still too young to babysit       pressurized aerosol can that causes a state of euphoria.
ing the third year for our                                            for spending money, and dur-         This act is known as “huffing” or “dusting.” The victim
                                     serves twofold—first
“Shop For Mom” event. It                                              ing that period there was not        staggered and then fell into the number 3 lane of west-
goes like this. In an 8th Dis-          and foremost it               extra money for allowances.          bound traffic and laid there motionless. A 1987 Toyota
trict residential community,         teaches the children                With your help of treasures       Camry, being driven by a 22-year-old Long Beach resi-
the Grisham Housing Com-              the act of giving, of           discovered deep in your gift         dent, struck the victim. The driver immediately stopped
munity, there are many single                                         closets, newly purchased             to check on the victim. Victim Serrano was transported
mothers with young children.            thinking about                items “just for mom,” or a           to a local hospital by Long Beach Fire Paramedics with
Many of these families are                another...”                 dollar donation, we will pro-        major head injuries and was pronounced dead a short
hard working; working at jobs                                         vide another successful year.        time later. Anyone with information regarding the inci-
within our city, but they need        There are nearly 60 children    The suggested gift value is          dent is asked to contact Long Beach Police Accident
assistance to make ends meet       under the age of 12 who will       between $5 and $15.                  Investigation Detective David Lauro at (562) 570-7355.
for their everyday needs.          participate in “Shop For Mom”         Our goal is to have all 60
   This holiday project serves     day on Sunday, December 10.        gifts collected prior to Thanks-     Thursday, September 21
twofold—first and foremost it      Each child individually chooses    giving weekend. Your gifts for       Felony Suspect Arrested
teaches the children the act of    one of the gifts on display,       “Shop For Mom” can be                5 p.m. • 4900 block of Virginia Avenue
giving, of thinking about          takes the item to one of the       dropped off at our field office      Gang detectives following up on a recent attempted
another, in this case their        tables that are staffed by our     located at 3837 Atlantic Avenue      homicide located the two suspects and arrested them
mother, first. Secondly, it        8th District Youth Council         or you can call (562) 570-1326       without incident. Detectives recovered evidence used in
allows the mother to receive       members, where they are            and we can pick them up.             the crime as well as a weapon.
from her small children, to        assisted in wrapping their gift,      Thank you for your thought-
have the moment of feeling         then proudly return home to        ful participation in this worth-     Saturday, September 23
appreciated for the sacrifice      hide their mom’s gift until        while event!                         Murder
and struggle that so many of       Christmas morning.                    Coming next month—the             3:59 p.m. • 40 block of West 49th Street
them deal with every day.             The joy that is given and       new additions to our retail          The victim, 18-year-old Tupito Tauulii and an 18-year-
   I am asking that as you clean   received by all that participate   corridor!!                           old friend were standing outside a residence when a
your closets to make room for      in this holiday event is diffi-                        Stay Tuned       vehicle drove by and fired multiple rounds at them. The
the new season, you consider       cult to put into words.                        and Stay Involved!       victim was struck in the upper torso and the second vic-
donating those gifts that you         Personally speaking, I was                        Rae Gabelich       tim was struck in the arm. Both victims were transported
                                                                                                           to a local hospital by paramedics; however, Victim Tau-
                                                                                                           ulii was pronounced dead a short time later. The second
                                                                                                           victim sustained a non-life threatening injury and was
                                                                                                           released. A motive for the shooting and whether the inci-
                                                                                                           dent is gang-related is still under investigation. Anyone
                                                                                                           who may have any information on the shooting is urged
                                                                                                           to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives
                                                                                                           David Rose and William Matsubara at (562) 570-7244.


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      Garden of the W .
                     eek.                                          Westside residents pushing
                                                                   for 20-acre green space
                                                                   BY KEVIN JENNINGS
                                                                   Special to the Signal Tribune

                                                                      At a September 25 neigh-
                                                                   borhood meeting, Westside
                                                                   Long Beach residents told
                                                                   city officials in no uncertain
                                                                   terms that they want a 20-acre
                                                                   site adjacent to the Los Ange-
                                                                   les River near Golden and
                                                                   Magnolia Avenues converted
        Pastel annuals and angel wing begonias add the             to a pedestrian friendly green
         finishing touch to this historic English Tudor,           space. The problem is that in
 which will be featured on the California Heights Home Tour.       order for that to happen the
      The potted plants are an easy and quick way to give          city will have to come up with
the entrance a polished look and can be changed out for variety.
                                                                   about $17 million just to pur-
         This garden was designed and installed by                 chase the property from a
                                                                   consortium of oil operators.
     ALFORD’S            English GARDENS                           Only $5 million is available.
                                                                                                    7th District Council member Tonia Reyes Uranga lis-
        For more information, call (562) 882-8394                     The meeting—organized
                                                                                                    tens as residents discuss ideas for the future of the
            WWW.KATHYALFORD.COM                                    and hosted by 7th District
                                                                                                    “oil operators” site in Wrigley Heights.
                                                                   City Councilmember Tonia
                                                                                                                      Kevin Jennings/Special to the Signal Tribune
                                                                   Reyes Uranga—took place in
                                                                   the early evening at Pacific     care about our health and our     said Doug Williams, a
                                                                   Baptist Church on Magnolia       property values,” she said.       spokesperson for the oil oper-
                                                                   Avenue. About 15 residents          “The City of Long Beach is     ators. “Not too long ago we
           The Vintage Emporium                                    came to discuss the matter       working hard to resolve these     invested millions of dollars to
                                                                   with a number of city and        issues, but it’s a very complex   move that water to the Los
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          Shabby Chic • Linens • Jewelry • Garden                     Linda Eddenfield, a Wrigley   not going to go away              there it is re-injected into
                                                                   Heights resident, explained      overnight,” Reyes Uranga          local oil fields,”
          One Of A Kind Treasures • New Items Daily!               that locals have been em-        told the audience.                   Neither Williams nor any
            3423 Orange Avenue, Long Beach                         broiled in disputes with the        For about 60 years, local      other oil operators attended the
                                                                   oil operators for 25 years.      oil companies used the site to    meeting and that seemed to
                      (562) 988-8460                               “We’ve been concerned about      dispose of water mixed with       fuel the anger of the locals. “If
                   Wed-Fri 2-7pm Sat. 10-6pm                       the chemicals that are there,    crude oil pumped from nearby      they won’t even bother to talk
                                                                   the odor, the eyesore and the    fields. “After separating the     to us, how can we trust them?”
                                                                   frustration of dealing with a    water, we had been putting it     asked one man who asked that
                                                                   group that does not seem to      in the sanitary sewer system,”    his name not be published.
                                                                                                                                         Williams said it was diffi-
                                                                                                                                      cult to speak definitively for
                                                                                                                                      the consortium. “About 27
                                                                                                                                      companies and individuals
                                                                                                                                      own the property, and there is
                                                                                                                                      no clear consensus on what
                                                                                                                                      they want to do with the land,”
                                                                                                                                      he said. “We also don’t know
                                                                                                                                      yet how much it is going to
                                                                                                                                      cost to remediate the soil,”
                                                                                                                                         After decades of use as a
                                                                                                                                      wastewater disposal site, the
                                                                                                                                      property is contaminated with
                                                                                                                                      crude oil and most of that has
                                                                                                                                      to be removed before any
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SEPTEMBER 28, 2006                                                                                                 NEWS                                                    SIGNAL TRIBUNE       7
Neighborhood pulls
together to create a
place for kids to play
   Like a group of children,                                                   “This Smart Spot playground
Long Beach city officials, Pep-                                            enables kids and their parents to
siCo and KaBOOM! represen-                                                 move more, one of the basic
tatives had smiles from ear to                                             principles of a S.M.A.R.T. life,”
ear Friday at the 14th Street                                              said Mark Walsh, a region vice
Park ribbon cutting ceremony.                                              president for Frito-Lay, a con-
   Like a scene out of ABC’s                                               tributer to the park.                Volunteers renovate the 14th Street park last Friday.
Extreme Makeover Home Edi-                                                     The park features a rock         Above: Teams install playground equipment. Right:
tion, approximately 200 volun-                                             climbing wall, a slide, swings       Franklin Sosa works on the roof for a seating area.
teers built the playground, at                                             and other activities for chil-
                                                                                                                Below: Workers paint fanciful hopscotch designs in
14th Street and Chestnut                                                   dren to enjoy, all placed on top
                                                                                                                the concrete.           Barbara Holbrook/Signal Tribune
Street, from the ground up in                                              of 200 cubic feet of mulch.
six hours that morning.                                                        “The Partners of Parks and
   The playground came                                                     the city of Long Beach are
thanks to a grant awarded by                                               committed to prepare our com-
PepsiCo and KaBOOM! Play-                                                  munity for a successful future
ground Equipment, which                                                    in all ways, including their
chose the 14th Street site from                                            health and well being,” said
more than 500 grant entrants.                                              Betty Davenport, president of
   The playground is consid-                                               Partners and Parks (who had a
ered a S.M.A.R.T. Spot play-                                               matching-grant agreement with
ground, kicking off PepsiCo’s                                              KaBOOM!). “The playground
Smart program.                                                             will provide a safe place for
   S.M.A.R.T. is an acronym                                                Long Beach children to play,
for five steps to encourage                                                and improve the overall well-
active living and smart food                                               ness of the entire community.”
choices for children. They are:                                                Among those in attendance
Start with a healthy breakfast,                                            were Mayor Bob Foster, Vice
Move more, Add more fruits,                                                Mayor Bonnie Lowenthal, Los
vegetables and whole grains,                                               Angeles Laker Brian Cook,
Remember to hydrate, and Try                                               and representatives from Pep-
lower calorie or lower fat foods.                                          siCo and KaBOOM!.


SH clean-up week planned
   The city of Signal Hill and                                                To take advantage of the
Signal Hill Disposal will help                                             cleanup event, simply place
make the chore of fall clean-                                              your bulky items next to your
ing a bit easier for residents                                             automated waste carts on
of Signal Hill. Free of                                                    your regularly scheduled col-
charge, during the week of                                                 lection day.
October 16, residents will be                                                 Residents living in apart-
able to set out bulky items at                                             ment or condominium com-
the curb for collection.                                                   munities can take part in
   Bulky items include items                                               Clean-Up Week by calling
that are too large or heavy to                                             Signal Hill Disposal at (562)
set out on your regular rubbish                                            597-0608 to schedule a spe-
collection day, such as: appli-                                            cial pickup.
ances, water heaters, furniture,
bicycles, mattresses, curtain                                                                        California Heights Neighborhood Association presents
rods, wheelbarrows and lawn-
mowers, miscellaneous house-
hold clutter, brush and tree                                                        California Heights 10th Anniversary
trimmings.

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                                                            Donors
                                                            continued from page 1
                                                            met the minimum age require-       just a hint of weariness and
                                                            ment of 17.                        much content, “I’ll be back.”
                                                               “I’m not scared,” said the         The next event at the Blood
                                                            teenager confidently. Pre-         Donor Center runs from Octo-
                                                            needle, she was already sure       ber 3 to December 2. USC
                                                            she would do it again.             and UCLA football fans can
                                                               Anita Chamberlain, 44, was      cast a vote for their favorite
                                                            a more experienced donor.          team at blood centers across
                                                            Chamberlain, a nurse from          Southern California. The team
                                                            Bakersfield, is very familiar      with the most votes will be
                                                            with the continuous scarcity of    announced the winner at a
                                                            blood. “Up in Bakersfield,         game in December.
                                                            we’re about a 100 [pints] short       Donors who missed out on
                                                            everyday,” she said.               the pirate event, however,
                                                               Chamberlain, who donates        may still be able to take
                                                            regularly, was donating blood      advantage of the booty; a lim-
                                                            in Long Beach for her father,      ited number of movie and
                                                            a patient in the hospital. After   aquarium passes are still
                                                            finishing, she danced her 8-       available.
                                                            month-old grandson around to          Memorial’s Blood Donor
                                                            the tune “It’s a Pirate’s Life,”   Center is opened year-round,
                                                            while she waited for her hus-      but once or twice a month the
                                                            band and daughter to finish        center sponsors a special
                                                            their turns at the IV. “It’s a     event, such as the pirate party
                                                            wonderful experience to know       and pass give-away last week,
                                                            that you’re helping,” she said.    to remind people how impor-
                                                               Thirty minutes after sitting    tant it is to give blood.
                                                            in the waiting room, Macias        Whether it’s often or as a one-
                                                            was recovering with some           time experience, in the words
                                                            juice and a cookie after suc-      of 18-year-old veteran donor
                                                            cessfully donating her first       Marilyn Ortiz, “Just try.”
                                                            pints of blood. When asked if         For more information, call
                                                            she still planned to become a      the Blood Donor Center at
                                                            regular donor, she replied with    (562) 933-0808.




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                         Carol’s Nutrition Nuggets
                               October is National Breast Cancer
                              Awareness month; So, Eat Tomatoes!
BY CAROL BERG SLOAN RD
Nutrition Columnist
                                      Tomato & Bread Salad                                                                                           Tips for Dental Health
                                                                                                                                                      By Abdy Moshrefi
                                      WITH BASIL AND RED ONION




                                                                  K
   Can you eat foods to pre-
                                                                                                                                                            D.D.S., M.S.
vent breast cancer? I am                                                                                                                              Diplomate, American Board
asked this question often and          8 ounces stale Italian bread,                         1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves,
                                                                                                                                                           of Periodontology
it especially comes to mind               cut into 2-inch pieces                                torn into bite size pieces
during October when we all             2 quarts cold water                                   1/3 cup Heinz Red WIne Vinegar                               Pregnancy
promote and support Breast             2 pounds ripe tomatoes,                               1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
Cancer Awareness.                         coarsely chopped (about 5 cups)                    Freshly ground black pepper, to taste                        Gingivitus
   For more than 20 years,             1 small red onion, thinly sliced
                                                                                                                                                               The last thing
National Breast Cancer                                                                                                                              expectant mothers anticipate
Awareness Month has edu-               Place bread in large bowl. Pour enough cold water to cover bread. Soak 5 min-                               is to have sore, bleeding gums.
cated women about early                utes. Drain well, squeeze bread to remove as much liquid as possible Coarsely                               However, Pregnancy Gingivitis,
breast cancer detection, diag-         crumble bread into same bowl. Add tomatoes, onion, and bail. Pour vinegar into                                  is very common amongst
nosis and treatment and they           small bowl. Gradually whisk in oil. Season vinaigrette to taste with freshly ground                                    mommies to be.
continue to reach out to               pepper. Toss salad with enough vinaigrette to coat. Can be prepared 8 hours                                              The reason,
women with key messages                ahead. Cover and chill. Let stand 1 hour at room temperature before serving.                                   bacteria take advantage of
such as the importance of              Serves 4 with 457 calories, 31 grams fat, 5 grams fiber and 6.8 mg lycopene per serving.                          the hormonal changes
                                                                                                                                                   during pregnancy and flourish.
early detection through annual
                                                                                                                                                     This causes an inflammatory
mammography screening for                                                                                                                             response in the soft tissue
women over 40, or earlier for       compared to a woman who               beta-carotene may decrease the         son at about 18 pounds of
                                                                                                                                                         surrounding teeth and
women at increased risk.            drinks no alcohol.                    risk of breast cancer. A diet rich     fresh tomatoes a year.                     can result in puffy,
   Diet and exercise also play         Exercising four or more            in beta-carotene, folate, and             Tomatoes are excellent                sore, bleeding gums.
an important role. Here are         hours a week may decrease             vitamins A and C may reverse           sources of vitamins A, C and E,       Furthermore, studies have
some examples:                      hormone levels and help lower         the higher risk of breast cancer       plus potassium and fiber. They    associated periodontal disease to
   Weight gain after meno-          breast cancer risk. The effect        linked to alcohol use.                 are also rich sources of phyto-   pre term, low birth weight babies.
pause, especially after natural     of exercise on breast cancer             Choosing the right foods is         chemicals such as lycopene.                Research has even
menopause and/or after age          risk is stronger in younger           easy with the abundance of                Lycopene has been shown                 demonstrated that
60, is linked to increased          women of normal or low                fruits and vegetables available to     to interfere with the growth      bacterial infections of the gums
breast cancer risk.                 weight. Care should be taken          us everyday in the supermarket.        and proliferation of cancer             can be transmitted to
                                    to exercise safely, as physical          Don’t let yourself get              cells in the prostate, breast,      children once they are born.
   Drinking alcohol is linked
                                                                                                                                                         Effective oral hygiene
to increased breast cancer risk.    activity carries the risk of          bored. Try for instance, toma-         lung and endometrium.
                                                                                                                                                          and regular cleanings
The more alcohol a woman            injury to bones and muscles.          toes. They are an important               Enjoy this recipe from
                                                                                                                                                        are critical in avoiding
drinks, the more the risk of           Studies have shown, how-           component in the American              Unlock the Power of Lycopene                such a situation.
breast cancer may increase,         ever, that eating a diet rich in      diet with consumption per per-         by David Yeung PhD.                       If you are pregnant,
                                                                                                                                                            then take the time
Los Cerritos Elementary School welcomes wildlife                                                                                                         to visit a periodontist
                                                                                                                                                    (gum specialist) for an exam.
   The National Wildlife Fed-       conies to thousand-acre areas.        serve natural resources by             Mizejewski, NWF naturalist
eration (NWF) has designated           In order to become certified,      reducing or eliminating the            and host of the Animal Planet       BIXBY KNOLLS
the property of Los Cerritos        a property must provide the           need for fertilizers, pesticides       series “Backyard Habitat.”          DENTAL GROUP
Elementary School, at 515           four basic elements that all          or irrigation water, which ulti-       “But there is hope. Each of us    3903 Long Beach Blvd.
West San Antonio Drive, as an       wildlife need: food, water,           mately protects the air, soil and      can make our own piece of             @corner of Roosevelt
official Wildlife Habitat site.     cover and places to raise young.      water throughout communities.          the Earth a healthy, green
   This achievement con-            It must also employ sustainable          “It’s easy to feel that there       space that helps restore the           562.427.2478
tributes to the organization’s      gardening practices.                  is no hope for wildlife in our         ecological balance.”
goal of certifying 70,000 sites        In addition to providing for       modern world of smog, traffic
by its 70th anniversary in          wildlife, certified habitats con-     and asphalt,” said David
2006. The property now
attracts a variety of birds, but-
terflies and other wildlife,
while helping to protect the
local environment.
   NWF began the Wildlife
Habitat certification program
in 1973 and has since certified
over 69,000 habitats nation-
wide. The majority of these
sites represent the hard work
and commitment of individuals
and families providing habitat
near their homes, but NWF has
also certified more than 2,400
schools and hundreds of busi-
ness and community sites.
   Certified habitats can be
found everywhere from post
offices, hospitals and places of
worship to community parks,
corporate buildings and munic-
ipal facilities. The average
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Extremely entertaining, Not Now
Darling! is filled with laughs
BY NEENA STRICHART                                   Playhouse is always a no-             rier business—one a philan-
Publisher                                            brainer as I know I will be           dering flirt, the other a rather
                                                     properly entertained; and after       straight-laced sort of chap.
   Deciding whether or not to                        discovering that the latest           The two spend more time jug-
seize the opportunity to attend                      piece, a farce called Not Now,        gling and hiding young ladies
a performance at Long Beach                          Darling!, takes place in the          than selling mink, and believe
                                                     fourth floor salon of an exclu-       me the action never stops.
                                                     sive London firm of furriers I           I was grateful I had a pro-
                                                     knew I just had to see it.            gram as I had a bit of a difficult
                                                        Why such an interest in fur        time keeping the characters
                                                     salons, you ask? I was a fur          straight. Between the comings
                                                     consultant with Buffums               and goings of the customers,
                                                     Department Store for five             mistresses, husbands and
                 WE’VE GOT                           years. It was a delicious occu-       wives—and the non-stop dia-
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Sleep disorders may be                                                                                      Charley Brown’s
                                                                                                            continued from page 1

linked to mental health                                                                                         Both Morton and her
                                                                                                            supervisor, Bill Disselhorst,
                                                                                                                                                           Disselhorst though, took on
                                                                                                                                                        a more pragmatic view of
                                                                                                            chalked it up to the restau-                Charley Brown’s end.
   For people who have trou-                                           health professional to discuss       rant’s owner, Greg Diganci                     “It’s not the end of the
ble sleeping, an undetected         National Depression                any symptoms they may be             and the property owner not                  world,” he said. “People say
mood or anxiety disorder               Screening Day                   experiencing, including prob-        coming to an agreement.                     they’re disappointed, but by
could be the culprit. On                is October 5.                  lems sleeping, feeling down              “If we could get the same               next week they’ll find a new
Thursday, October 5, and                                               and sad, or even uncontrol-          lease that we had for the last              place to eat.”
throughout the month of              Free mental health                lable anger. Those who               couple years, then we’d stay,”                 Both he and Morton already
October, more than 1,500             screenings will be                appear to need further evalu-        Disselhorst said. “But if some-             know where they’re being
sites across the country will          available from                  ation will be given referrals        one wants us to pay more,                   relocated to, and he said sev-
offer free anonymous mental                                            to local treatment services.         we’re just not willing to do it.”           eral of the approximately 35
                                    11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at
health screenings for National                                            Military installations will           Management gave the em-                 employees are going to start
Depression Screening Day.           4333 Greenbrier Rd.                also be offering screenings to       ployees about a month’s                     serving at a local Black Angus.
   For the nearly 57 million                                           service personnel and family         notice about the restaurant’s                  Disselhorst said a new
affected by a mental health        professional, individuals can       members. They can also               closure, and soon enough                    restaurant is slated to open
disorder, getting a good           take the first step in figuring     access an online screening           word spread to the customers                in the location in the next
night’s rest is no easy task.      out whether their issues are        especially for them at www           that the end was near.                      few months.
According to the American          linked to an underlying mental      .MilitaryMentalHealth.org.               In fact, the Signal Tribune
Academy of Sleep Medicine,         health issue,” said Douglas G.         National        Depression        first learned of the closure after
sleep disturbances figure          Jacobs, MD, president and           Screening Day Mental Health          one customer notified staff that
prominently in many psychi-        CEO of Screening for Mental         Screening, now in its 16th           a place “many teachers called
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   Positive responses were         “The C-17 which is produced          also important here at home
echoing from state and local       in my great District of Long         for disaster response and
officials last week after Con-     Beach is a critical tool for our     homeland security efforts.”
gress included $2.1 billion in     national security and this fund-        Knabe currently serves as
funding for 10 more C-17s          ing sends a strong message to        part of the C-17 “Red Team,”
last week.                         the Department of Defense            a group of local, state and fed-
   “What a great day for Long      that Congress strongly sup-          eral elected leaders that are
Beach,” said Mayor Bob Fos-        ports the aircraft.”                 fighting for the continued pro-
ter. “To the 5,500 dedicated          “I could not be more              duction of the C-17.
men and women who build the        pleased by today’s announce-            If the full Congress
C-17 right here on this floor,     ment that new funding has            approves the additional fund-
the proud tradition of aircraft    been earmarked for the Boeing        ing in their annual defense
manufacturing in Long Beach        C-17 program,” reported Los          spending bill, California law-
continues - and I am happy to      Angeles County 4th District          makers have said it would help
stand with you today and cele-     Supervisor Don Knabe in a            keep production at the Long
brate such great news.”            prepared statement. “We know         Beach factory open for at least
   “I am absolutely thrilled...”   the C-17 is essential to the mil-    an additional year after its cur-
stated 37th District Rep.          itary in the war on terror in        rent contract to make planes
Juanita Millender-McDonald.        Afghanistan and Iraq, but it is      for the Air Force is completed.

Letters to the Editor
continued from page 4
   In August, Orange County        Jones, accused of groping a             It’s time “Dateline NBC”
Deputy Sheriff Patrick Fran-       16-year-old at a YMCA camp           and its “To Catch a Predator”
cis Calcagno pleaded guilty to     in 2004 and also charged with        series explain to their listeners
storing more than 600 child        having sex with an intoxi-           why law enforcement gets a
porn images on his home            cated woman while on duty.           pass. Hurry, the world wonders.
computer and compact-discs.        Yes, he was fired but he                              Val Rodriguez
   Also in August, an Alham-       lucked out.                                               Signal Hill
bra police officer, Michael           The District Attorney
James Fisher, 42, was charged      refused to file charges, com-
with molesting a minor.            menting that there was insuf-
   Then the case of Los Angeles    ficient evidence to justify a
County sheriff deputy Gabriel      felony charge. Which I’m sure
Gonzalez, convicted of sexually    makes him eligible to re-
assaulting three women while       apply for his old job.
on duty in 2002 and 2003.             Correct, Chief Batts? All of
   Then the case of Long           the above are only the tip of         Fine Art&PHOTOGRAPHY
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Focus On Nonprofit Organization
                  Is This Book For Me? Pythians say ‘Yes!’
BY OFELIA SAENZ                   Me,” and they had the slogan     table programs organized by
Staff Writer                      printed on tens of thousands     the Knights of Pythias, a
                                  of plastic bags that they will   non-sectarian fraternal order
   When the Knights of            use this year to collect and     dedicated to the safety and
Pythias initiated their liter-    distribute the books.            well-being of children. The
acy program last year, about         Pinkham said the order        organization has been in
100,000 books were col-           has found more than a hun-       existence since 1864, and
lected throughout California.     dred organizations they can      was the first American
They set up libraries and         partner with to distribute the   Order chartered by an Act of
gave away free books to kids      books, and the bags will be      Congress.
through hospitals and chil-       the central vehicle used in         In 1946, the U.S. govern-
dren’s clinics.                   donation drives.                 ment deeded land in the
   The Pythians found it             They’re testing the opera-    Sequoia National Forest to
interesting that one of the       tion next week at a barbecue     them, which has since been
most common responses             in the parking lot of Los        used to send thousands of
from the young recipients         Alamitos Hospital. “[The         children to a youth camp at
was, “Is this book for me?”       hospital] is giving a bag to     Kings Canyon Park. The
   This year, the Knights of      every nurse and every em-        youngsters experience an
Pythias took their cue from       ployee and part of the barbe-    eight-day camping trip that
the grateful expressions of       cue is that they bring books,”   includes a six-hour bus and
the many children who             said Pinkham.                    train ride into the mountains,   Sir Mel Pinkham displays the bags for the Knight’s
received free books last year.       He’s hoping to encourage      fishing, swimming, camp-         book fundraiser.           Ofelia Saenz/Signal Tribune
   “[The idea] came from          other organizations inter-       fires, arts and crafts and       Although in the past, funds              the area next year.
them,” said president of the      ested in getting involved by     scenic trips around the area     to pay for them were raised                 “The experience is incred-
Children’s Welfare Founda-        sponsoring their own dona-       to view some of the largest      in other communities,                    ible,” said Pinkham. “They
tion of the Lakewood/Long         tion drives. The Pythians        trees in the world.              Pinkham is reaching out to               come home enriched.”
Beach chapter No. 403, Sir        will provide the bags and           The last two years, the       the businesses of Signal Hill               For more information
Melvin Pinkham. “So this          distribute the books.            Knights of Pythias included      to establish a scholarship               about these programs and
year, we named [the literacy         The literacy program is       children from the Las Brisas     fund that will help cover the            others, contact Mel Pinkham
program] Is This Book for         just one of the many chari-      community in Signal Hill.        cost to send children from               at (562) 431-5376.




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Locals of national anti-war Spotlight on:
campaign protest downtown ADVERTISERS
BY JOSEPH SERNA
Staff Writer

   The Stop-the-War Ministry
                                                                                                         J   ammin’ Music in Bixby Knolls is now renting
                                                                                                             band instruments for the new school year. Classes
                                                                                                         are also currently forming for the music school’s new
Team of the First Congrega-                                                                              season. Courses are available for all ages and levels,
tional Church of Long Beach                                                                              from the “mommy and me” toddler class Melody Time,
held a nonviolent protest in                                                                             for ages 1 to 2 years, to the more advanced Rock School,
front of the federal building in                                                                         for kids with basic music skills who want to learn to play
Long Beach Friday, part of a
                                                                                                         in a group. Jammin’ Music is located at 3972 Atlantic
national campaign to end the
                                                                                                         Avenue. For more information, call (562) 490-0222.
war in Iraq.
   More than 50 protestors
were lining the corner of
Ocean Boulevard and Magno-
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safe and staged as possible,”
said Bob Kalayjian, one of the      created in a 1981 resolution         that organizers are meeting
many protestors lining the
corner for approximately two
                                    by the United Nations.
                                       “This requires a lot of arms
                                                                         with state representatives to
                                                                         create a gradual cease of the
                                                                                                         K     luger Architects, Inc. announces the promotion
                                                                                                               of Miguel A. Avila as healthcare project manager.
                                                                                                         Avila will provide management direction in all phases of
hours Friday evening.               and legs,” Kalayjian said of         Iraq war.
   The protesters, who re-          the campaign, which also                “The campaign is going       their healthcare projects from conceptual design to com-
ceived a number of honks and        hosted a peaceful resistance         until this war is over,” said   pletion from their Los Angeles office. Previously, he was
waves from passing motorists,       demonstration on Monday in           Edric Guise, one of the         the healthcare project coordinator with the firm. Kluger
are part of a larger national       Hollywood. Kalayjian said he         protest organizers.             Architects, Inc. is a multi-disciplinary architectural firm
campaign called The Declara-        expected to be one of those             According to the cam-        with extensive experience in medium sized projects
tion of Peace.                      arrested for blocking the            paign’s website, www.Decla      including medical, education, religious and mixed-use
   Today is the last day of         street.                              rationofPeace.org, a cache of   developments. For more information about the firm, visit
their “Week of Action,” which          Unlike many anti-war              protests, vigils, and rallies   www.klugerarchitects.com.
started on September 21—the         protests, he said the difference     are scheduled for the coming
International Day of Peace, as      with Declaration of Peace is         months.

Green Space
continued from page 6
development plans can go            constitute a hazard as well as
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   “We are currently doing
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                                    “The only reasonable alterna-
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that site,” said Nelson Kerr, an    a pedestrian-friendly green
officer of the city’s department    space with lots of trees and
of health. Bioremediation uses      that’s what most of the resi-
naturally occurring bacteria to     dents here want,” she said.
convert the crude oil into             An organization called the
harmless nutrients that can be      Trust for Public Land has
absorbed by plants. “Crude oil      promised the city $5 million
is not considered a hazardous       for the purchase of land for
waste,” said Kerr adding that       green space, but the oil opera-
as far as he knew, no other         tors want as much as $17 mil-
contaminants were present in        lion for the entire site.
the soil.                              “Now we are hoping to buy
   Over the years, the oil opera-   just the section that fronts the
tors have proposed various          residences in the area,” said
developments for the site. So far   Reyes Uranga, “but even
all plans have all been rejected    there we have not been able to
by the locals and by the city.      negotiate a price that we are
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SEPTEMBER 28, 2006                                                               LEGAL NOTICES                                                                                                                           SIGNAL TRIBUNE                          17
                                                                                                                                        new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that      true and correct. Signed: John Ramirez. The registrant has
          SELF HELP                                         FICTICIOUS BUSINESS NAMES                                                   date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the
                                                                                                                                        use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                begun to transact business under the fictitious business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                name or names listed herein. Date started business was
                                                                                                                                        rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see sec-         August, 2006. This statement was filed with the county clerk
                                                                                  TST2115 / 06-1961388                                  tion 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The            of Los Angeles County on September 12, 2006. NOTICE:
 Help For Pee-Shy Syndrome                                            FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                                Signal Tribune: September 14, 21, 28, & October 5, 2006.                This fictitious business name statement expires five years
                                                           The following person is doing business as: INSPIRATION 52, 4375                                                                                      from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A
   www.shybladder.org                                      Cerritos Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807. Registrant: CHARACTER
                                                                                                                                                              TST2128 / 06-2027126
                                                                                                                                                    FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior
                                                           BUILDING THROUGH PRINCIPLES AND INSPIRATIONAL                                                                                                        to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself
                                                                                                                                        The following person is doing business as: VNEFLIGHT INSRUC-
                                                           POETRY- CALIFORNIA, 4375 Cerritos Ave., Long Beach, CA                                                                                               authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name
                                                                                                                                        TION, 2160 Fanwood Ave., Long Beach, CA 90815. Registrant:
                                                           90807. This business is conducted by: a limited liability company. I                                                                                 in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or
                                                                                                                                        RICHARD BROWN, 2160 Fanwood Ave., Long Beach, CA 90815.
                                                           declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.                                                                                  common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Pro-
                                                                                                                                        This business is conducted by: an individual. I declare that all
       GREYHOUNDS                                          Signed: Jerome Vincent Carter, CEO/President. The registrant has
                                                           begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or
                                                                                                                                        information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Richard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                fessions Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: September 14, 21,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                28, & October 5, 2006.
                                                                                                                                        Brown. The registrant has begun to transact business under the
                                                           names listed herein. Date started business was March, 2003. This
                                                                                                                                        fictitious business name or names listed herein. Date started busi-                                  TST 2136
          GREYHOUND                                        statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County
                                                           on September 5, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business name
                                                                                                                                        ness was October 1, 2006. This statement was filed with the                      NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE
                                                                                                                                        county clerk of Los Angeles County on September 12, 2006.                                  OF STEPHANIE A. STEVENS
      Adoptions through                                    statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office
                                                           of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must
                                                                                                                                        NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five            Case No. NP011996
                                                                                                                                        years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A   To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and
  Greyhound Pets of America                                be filed 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
                                                                                                                                        new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that      persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or
                                                                                                                                        date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the     both, of STEPHANIE A. STEVENS
                                                           violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common
  www.fastfriends.org or call                              law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).
                                                                                                                                        use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the     A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Joseph Hofler III
                                                                                                                                        rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section      in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES.
                                                           Pub. The Signal Tribune: September 7, 14, 21, 28, 2006.
    Joyce at (562) 694-3519                                                                                                             14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal          THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Joseph Hofler III
                                                                                     TST2116 / 06-1974818                               Tribune: September 14, 21, 28, & October 5, 2006.                       be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate
 Make a Fast Friend... Adopt an                                       FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                           The following person is doing business as: 1. MARK BOWER PHO-
                                                                                                                                                               TST2129 / 06-2027127
                                                                                                                                                                                                                of the decedent.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under
                                                                                                                                                    FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
     Ex-Racing Greyhound                                   TOGRAPHY, 2. A BEAUTIFUL WEDDING, 406 Termino Ave., Long
                                                           Beach, CA 90814. Registrant: MARK JOHN BOWER, 2760 DeFor-
                                                                                                                                        The following person is doing business as: SUNSET COLLI-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority
                                                                                                                                                                                                                will allow the personal representative to take many actions with-
                                                                                                                                        SION CENTER, 1851 Obispo Ave., Signal Hill, CA 90755. Reg-
                                                           est Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806. This business is conducted by: an                                                                                    out obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very impor-
                                                                                                                                        istrant: SUNSET AUTO BODY AND PAINT INC., 1851 Obispo
                                                           individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and                                                                             tant actions, however, the personal representative will be
                                                                                                                                        Ave., Signal Hill, CA 90755. This business is conducted by: a
                                                           correct. Signed: Mark Bower. The registrant has begun to transact                                                                                    required to give notice to interested persons unless they have
           FOR SALE                                        business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein.
                                                                                                                                        corporation. I declare that all information in this statement is
                                                                                                                                        true and correct. Signed: Vincent D. Ortega, President. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The inde-
                                                           Date started business was December, 1990. This statement was                                                                                         pendent administration authority will be granted unless an inter-
                                                                                                                                        registrant has begun to transact business under the fictitious
                                                           filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on September 5,                                                                                    ested person files an objection to the petition and shows good
    1972 Winnebago                                         2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five
                                                                                                                                        business name or names listed herein. Date started business
                                                                                                                                        was in 1998. This statement was filed with the county clerk of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                cause why the court should not grant the authority.
                                                           years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A                                                                                A HEARING on the petition will be held on Oct. 19, 2006 at 9:00
 Smog exempt, New tires,                                   new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that
                                                           date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use
                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles County on September 12, 2006. NOTICE: This fic-
                                                                                                                                        titious business name statement expires five years from the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                AM in Dept. No. H located at 415 W. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                CA 90802.
                                                                                                                                        date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious
     new batteries,                                        in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of
                                                           another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et
                                                                                                                                        business name statement must be filed prior to that date. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should
                                                                                                                                                                                                                appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written
                                                                                                                                        filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this
new gas bottles, generator                                 seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune:
                                                           September 7, 14, 21, 28, 2006.
                                                                                                                                        state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                may be in person or by your attorney.
                                                                                                                                        another under federal, state, or common law (see section
   works. Good shape.                                                             TST2117 / 06-1974819
                                                                      FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                                                                                        14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Sig-
                                                                                                                                        nal Tribune: September 14, 21, 28, & October 5, 2006.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                copy to the personal representative appointed by the court
          $2,000                                           The following person is doing business as: COUNTDOWN FIGHT
                                                           GEAR, 3465 Marna Ave., Long Beach, 90808. Registrant: STEVEN
                                                                                                                                                             TST2130 / 06-2027128                               within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as
                                                                                                                                                  FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                            provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing
   Call (562) 498-7602                                     J. FOKI, 3465 Marna Ave., Long Beach, CA 90808. This business
                                                           is conducted by: an individual. I declare that all information in this
                                                                                                                                        The following person is doing business as: PROSTHETIC &                 claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date
                                                                                                                                        ORTHOTIC GROUP, INC., 2669 Myrtle Ave., Suite 101, Sig-                 noticed above.
                                                           statement is true and correct. Signed: Steven J. Foki. The regis-
                                                                                                                                        nal Hill, CA 90755. Registrant: PROSTHETIC & ORTHOTIC                   YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a per-
                                                           trant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious
                                                                                                                                        GROUP, INC., 2669 Myrtle Ave., Suite 101, Signal Hill, CA               son interested in the estate, you may file with the court a
                                                           business name or names listed herein. This statement was filed
            MEETING                                        with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on September 5,
                                                                                                                                        90755. This business is conducted by: a corporation. I
                                                                                                                                        declare that all information in this statement is true and cor-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or
                                                           2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires
                                                                                                                                        rect. Signed: Glenn R. Matsushima, President. The registrant            account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request
                                                           five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk.
                                                                                                                                        has begun to transact business under the fictitious business            for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.
      Come join the local                                  A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to
                                                           that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize
                                                                                                                                        name or names listed herein. Date started business was                  Attorney for petitioner:
                                                                                                                                        August 29, 2001. This statement was filed with the county               SHARON MILLER ESQ
 NICOTINE ANONYMOUS                                        the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the
                                                           rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section
                                                                                                                                        clerk of Los Angeles County on September 12, 2006.                      LAW OFFICES OF SHARON MILLER
                                                                                                                                        NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five            929 E MARSHALL PL
       MEETING                                             14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal
                                                           Tribune: September 7, 14, 21, 28, 2006.
                                                                                                                                        years from the date it was filed in the office of the county
                                                                                                                                        clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                LONG BEACH CA 90807
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Signal Tribune CN762051 STEVENS Sep 21, 28, Oct 5, 2006
 Thursday Nights 6-7pm                                                             TST2118 / 06-1974820
                                                                       FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                                                                                        prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of
                                                                                                                                        itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TST 2137
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Loan No. 23963/ACC RESS Order No. 70047 A.P. Number
  MWA Club - Patio Room                                    The following person s are doing business as: C AND D MANGAGE-
                                                           MENT, 819 Atlantic Ave. #3, Long Beach, CA 90813. Registrant: 1.
                                                                                                                                        name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state,
                                                                                                                                        or common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                7216-018-027 Notice of Trustee’s Sale Under Deed of Trust
                                                                                                                                                                                                                YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED
  835 E. 33rd St, Signal Hill                              CHRISFTINA E. LYON, 2. DEE A. CLIBURN, 819 Atlantic Ave. #3,
                                                           Long Beach, CA 90813. This business is conducted by: a general
                                                                                                                                        Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: September 14,
                                                                                                                                        21, 28, & October 5, 2006.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                September 24, 2003, UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PRO-
                                                           partnership. I declare that all information in this statement is true and                                                                            TECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC
 (Between Atlantic & California Avenues)                                                                                                                     TST2131 / 06-2027129                               SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE
                                                           correct. Signed: 1. Christina E. Lyon, 2. Dee A. Cliburn. The regis-
Get the support you need to                                trants have begun to transact business under the fictitious business
                                                                                                                                                  FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                                                                                        The following person is doing business as: DIRT HOE,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CON-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                TACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given, that on
                                                           name or names listed herein. Date started business was January 1,
  “Kick Nicotine’s Butt!”                                  2006. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles
                                                                                                                                        HAULING, REMOVAL & TRACTOR, 1410 Freeman Ave.,
                                                                                                                                        Long Beach, CA 90804. Registrant: KARL ANDREW KUHN,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                10/11/2006, at 11:30 AM of said day, At the front entrance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission
                                                           County on September 5, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business
www.nicotine-anonymous.org                                 name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the
                                                                                                                                        1410 Freeman Ave., Long Beach, CA 90804. This business
                                                                                                                                        is conducted by: an individual. I declare that all information
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Blvd., Pomona, CA, California Western Financial Invest-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                ments, Inc., a California corporation as duly appointed
                                                           office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement
                                                                                                                                        in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Karl Kurn.               Trustee under and pursuant to the power of sale conferred in
                                                           must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not
                                                                                                                                        The registrant has not yet begun to transact business                   that certain Deed of Trust executed by ACC All City Invest-
                                                           of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in
                                                                                                                                        under the fictitious business name or names listed herein.              ments, Inc., a California corporation recorded on
     HOUSE FOR RENT                                        violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law
                                                           (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub.
                                                                                                                                        This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Ange-
                                                                                                                                        les County on September 12, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious
                                                                                                                                                                                                                10/06/2003, in Book n/a of Official Records of Los Angeles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                County, at page n/a, Recorder’s Instrument No. 03 2958456,
                                                           The Signal Tribune: September 7, 14, 21, 28, 2006.
                                                                                                                                        business name statement expires five years from the date                by reason of a breach or default in payment or performance
  SMOKE FREE, 2 bdrm,                                                             TST2124 / 06-1823293
                                                                      FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                                                                                                        it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious
                                                                                                                                        business name statement must be filed prior to that date.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                of the obligations secured thereby, including that breach or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                default, Notice of which was recorded 6/13/2006 as
      1 bath, 2 car gar.,                                  The following persons are doing business as: 1. CAPTAIN
                                                           HANDYMAN, 2. J AND J PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, 2286 E.
                                                                                                                                        The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the
                                                                                                                                        use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Recorder’s Instrument No. 06 1296366, in Book , at Page ,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER
 899 sq.ft. Includes: stove,                               Carson St. #404, Long Beach, CA 90807. Registrant: 1. JEFF
                                                           BERNARD HALBRITTER, 2. JOLIN HAUNANI HALBRITTER, 3622
                                                                                                                                        the rights of another under federal, state, or common law
                                                                                                                                        (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                FOR CASH, lawful money of the United States, evidenced by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                a Cashier’s Check drawn on a state or national bank, or the
                                                           Brayton Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807. This business is conducted               Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: September 14, 21, 28, &
 frig, washer & dryer, new                                 by: a husband and wife. I declare that all information in this state-        October 5, 2006.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                equivalent thereof drawn on any other financial institution
                                                                                                                                                                                                                specified in section 5102 of the California Financial Code,
                                                           ment is true and correct. Signed: 1. Jeff B. Halbritter, 2. Jolin                                                                                    authorized to do business in the State of California, ALL
 hardwood floors, covered                                  Halbritter. The registrants have not yet begun to transact business
                                                                                                                                                            TST2132 / 06-2027130
                                                                                                                                                 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                             PAYABLE AT THE TIME OF SALE, all right, title and interest
                                                           under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. This                                                                                      held by it as Trustee, in that real property situated in said
     patio, lg back yard,                                  statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County
                                                           on August 16, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business name state-
                                                                                                                                        The following person is doing business as: PIXELSHOP
                                                                                                                                        DESIGN, 9150 E. Florence Ave. #104, Downey, CA 90240.                   County and State, described as follows: Portion Farm Lot 22
                                                                                                                                        Registrant: JOHN DANIEL RAMIREZ, 9150 E. Florence Ave.                  per book 3, page 37 of maps The street address or other
     No Pets. $1,850/m                                     ment expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of
                                                           the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must
                                                                                                                                        #104, Downey, CA 90240. This business is conducted by: an               common designation of the real property hereinabove
                                                                                                                                                                                                                described is purported to be: 1914 Junipero Avenue, Signal
                                                                                                                                        individual. I declare that all information in this statement is
      & 2,000 sec. dep.                                    be filed 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

     $20 screening fee.                                    violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common
                                                           law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).                                                               City of Signal Hill
                                                           Pub. The Signal Tribune: September 7, 14, 21, 28, 2006.
       Great Location!                                                             TST2125 / 06-1839128
      4844 Montair, LB                                                 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                                                           The following person is doing business as: SIGNATURES PLUS,
                                                           4591 Orange Ave. #308, Long Beach, CA 90807. Registrant:
       (562) 531-0890                                      PAULETTA VARNADO, 4591 Orange Ave. #308, Long Beach, CA
                                                           90807. This business is conducted by: an individual. I declare that
                                                           all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed:
                                                           Pauletta Varnado. The registrant has not yet begun to transact busi-
       HELP WANTED                                         ness under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. This
                                                           statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on                                                                  TST 2138
                                                           August 18, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement                                                            NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
    Real Estate Investor                                   expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the
                                                           county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be
                                                                                                                                             NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Signal Hill City Council and Signal Hill Redevelopment
     seeks apprentice.                                     filed 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 viola-           Agency will hold a joint public hearing on Tuesday, October 10, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council
                                                           tion of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law
      (866) 860-6703                                       (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub.
                                                                                                                                             Chamber located at City Hall, 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, California, to consider the following:
                                                           The Signal Tribune: September 14, 21, 28, & October 5, 2006.
                                                                                  TST2126 / 06-1859100                                              DISPOSITION AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE
                                                                      FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                                            SIGNAL HILL REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND CARMAX AUTO SUPER-
                                                           The following person is doing business as: 1. UWEL, 2. WALD-
                                                           MAN FINANCIAL GROUP, 3. WALDMAN REALTY, 4.NXT EQUI-
                                                                                                                                                    STORES CALIFORNIA, LLC FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN AUTOMOBILE
                                                           TIES, 5. WFG, 4120 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807.                                  DEALERSHIP ON APPROXIMATELY 6.1 ACRES LOCATED AT THE SOUTH-
                                                           Registrant: NXT EQUITIES INC., 4120 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach,                           EAST CORNER OF SPRING STREET AND WALNUT AVENUE
                                                           CA 90807. This business is conducted by: a corporation. I declare




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                                                           that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed:
                                                           Michael Waldman, President. The registrant has begun to transact                  ALL INTERESTED PERSONS are hereby invited to attend a public hearing to present written
                                                           business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein.               information, express their opinions or otherwise present evidence on the above matter. If you wish to
                                                           Date started business was January 1, 2005. This statement was
                                                                                                                                             legally challenge any action taken by the City on the above matter, you may be limited to raising only
                                                           filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on August 21,
                                                           2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires                     those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written
                                                           five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk.          correspondence delivered to the City prior to or at the public hearing.
YOUR BUSINESS                                              A new fictitious business name statement must be filed 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 violation of the           THE PUBLIC IS INVITED to submit written comments to the Redevelopment Department.

ADVERTISE IN THE                                           rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section
                                                           14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal
                                                           Tribune: September 14, 21, 28, & October 5, 2006.
                                                                                                                                             FURTHER INFORMATION on this item may be obtained at the City of Signal Hill’s City Clerk’s
                                                                                                                                             Office located at 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, California, or by calling the Redevelopment


SIGNAL
                                                                                 TST2127 / 06-1859101
                                                                       FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                                    Office at (562) 989-7375.
                                                           The following person is doing business as: UWEL TRUST, 4120
                                                           Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807. Registrant: NXT EQUITIES                           //ss//        ___________
                                                           INC., 4120 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807. This business
                                                                                                                                             Debbie Rich

TRIBUNE
                                                           is conducted by: a corporation. I declare that all information in
                                                           this statement is true and correct. Signed: Michael Waldman,                      Deputy City Manager
                                                           President. The registrant has begun to transact business under
                                                           the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Date started
                                                           business was January 1, 2005. This statement was filed with the                   Published in the Signal Tribune on:                                                          September 21 and 28, 2006
                                                           county clerk of Los Angeles County on August 21, 2006.                            Posted at City Hall, the Library, and Reservoir Park on:                                           September 21, 2006
                                                           NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five
                                                           years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A
18               SIGNAL TRIBUNE                                                          LEGAL NOTICES                                                                                                                                SEPTEMBER 28, 2006
Hills CA. The undersigned disclaims all liability for any                                  TST2142 / 06-2080926                                                   TST2147 / 06-2138253                                                       TST2148 / 06-2138254
incorrectness in said street address or other common desig-                     FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                                    FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                                        FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
nation. Said sale will be made without warranty, express or           The following person s are doing business as: CITY WORKS,           The following person is doing business as: VICTOR’S GIFTS II, 733         The following person is doing business as: FUTURE FORWARD
implied regarding title, possession, or other encumbrances,           2527 Nipomo Ave., Long Beach, CA 90815. Registrant: 1.              24th St., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. Registrant: CHRISTINE M.               COACHING, 3412 Roxanne Ave., Long Beach, CA 90808. Regis-
to satisfy the unpaid obligations secured by said Deed of             RAYMOND VICARIO, 2. SHERRIE ANN VICARIO, 2527                       HART, 733 24th St., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. This business is             trant: JOHN A. GEERE, 3412 Roxanne Ave., Long Beach, CA
Trust, with interest and other sums as provided therein; plus         Nipomo Ave., Long Beach, CA 90815. This business is con-            conducted by: an individual. I declare that all information in this       90808. This business is conducted by: an individual. I declare that
advances, if any, thereunder and interest thereon; and plus           ducted by: a husband and wife. I declare that all information       statement is true and correct. Signed: Christine M. Hart. The regis-      all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: John A.
fees, charges, and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts          in this statement is true and correct. Signed: 1. Sherrie A.        trant has begun to transact business under the fictitious business        Geere. The registrant has not yet begun to transact business under
created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of said               Vicario, 2. Ray Vicario. The registrants have not yet begun to      name or names listed herein. Date started business was June 1,            the fictitious business name or names listed herein. This statement
obligations at the time of initial publication of this Notice is      transact business under the fictitious business name or             2006. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles       was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on Septem-
$373,842.34 Dated: 9/13/2006 California Western Financial             names listed herein. This statement was filed with the county       County on September 26, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business            ber 26, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement
Investments, Inc., a California corporation, as Trustee By:           clerk of Los Angeles County on September 19, 2006.                  name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the       expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the
RESS Financial Corporation, a California corporation, Its             NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five        office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement      county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be
Agent By: Bruce R. Beasley, President 1780 Town and                   years from the date it was filed in the office of the county        must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not   filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself
Country Drive, Suite 105, Norco, CA 92860-3618 (seal) Tele-           clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed       of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name   authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in viola-
phone: (951) 270-0164 or (800) 343-7377 Fax: (951) 270-               prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of        in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common     tion of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law
2673 Trustee’s Sale Information: (714) 573-1965 P257497               itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business     law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code).           (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub.
9/21, 9/28, 10/05/2006                                                name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state,    Pub. The Signal Tribune: September 28, & October 5, 12, 19, 2006.         The Signal Tribune: September 28, & October 5, 12, 19, 2006.
                                                                      or common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and
                 TST2139 / Case No. NS016966
                                                                      Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: September 21,
      ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME
                                                                      28, & October 5, 12, 2006
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGE-
LES, 415 West Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802, SOUTH                                     TST2144 / 06-2000705
JUDICIAL DISTRICT.                                                              FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
PETITION OF Helen Rachael Harrison, For Change of Name.               The following person is doing business as: MAINTENANCE
TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS:                                            MAGIC, 6139 E. Carita St., Long Beach, CA 90808. Regis-
1. Petitioner HELEN RACHAEL HARRISON, filed a petition with           trant: SHAUN YZQUIERDO, 6139 E. Carita St., Long
this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present            Beach, CA 90808. This business is conducted by: an indi-
Name: HELEN RACHAEL HARRISON to Proposed Name:                        vidual. I declare that all information in this statement is
RACHAEL HARRISON LINGLE.                                              true and correct. Signed: Shaun Yzquierdo. The registrant
2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this mat-          has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious
ter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below     business name or names listed herein. This statement was
to show cause, if any, shy the petition for change of name            filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on Sep-
should not be granted.                                                tember 7, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business name
NOTICE OF HEARING                                                     statement expires five years from the date it was filed in
Date: October 30, 2006; Time: 1:30 P.M.; Dept. G, Room 51.            the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business
The address of the court is the same as above. A copy of this         name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing
Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each             of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this
week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hear-        state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights
ing on the petition in the following newspaper of general cir-        of another under federal, state, or common law (see sec-
culation, printed in this county, THE SIGNAL TRIBUNE, 2669            tion 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub.
Myrtle Ave., Ste.111, Signal Hill, CA 90755: September 21,            The Signal Tribune: September 28, & October 5, 12, 19,
29 and October 5, 12, 2006.                                           2006.
___//ss//___
                                                                                          TST2145 / 06-2049374
Douglas M. Haigh, Judge of the Superior Court
                                                                               FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
Dated September 14, 2006
                                                                      The following person is doing business as: AALBORG
                     TST2140 / 06-2080924                             INDUSTRIES, INC., 1300 E. 223rd Street, Carson, CA
          FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                          90745. Registrant: AALBORG INDUSTRIES HOUSTON,
The following person is doing business as: MODERN FRILL               INC., 6005 South Loop East, Houston, TX 77033. This busi-
PHOTOGRAPHY, 2892 Bellflower Blvd. #488, Long Beach, CA               ness is conducted by: a corporation. I declare that all infor-
90815. Registrant: CHRISTINA CRONIN-VEJAR, 5369 Village               mation in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Holger
Rd., Long Beach, CA 90808. This business is conducted by:             Nielsen, President. The registrant has not yet begun to
an individual. I declare that all information in this statement is    transact business under the fictitious business name or
true and correct. Signed: Christina Cronin-Vejar. The regis-          names listed herein. This statement was filed with the
trant has not yet begun to transact business under the ficti-         county clerk of Los Angeles County on September 14,
tious business name or names listed herein. This statement            2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement
was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on Sep-         expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of
tember 19, 2006. NOTICE: This fictitious business name state-         the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement
ment expires five years from the date it was filed in the office      must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement
of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement         does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a ficti-
must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement        tious business name in violation of the rights of another
does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious    under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et
business name in violation of the rights of another under fed-        seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tri-
eral, state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq., Busi-          bune: September 28, & October 5, 12, 19, 2006.
ness and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune:
                                                                                           TST2146 / 06-2138252
September 21, 28, & October 5, 12, 2006.
                                                                                FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
                       TST2141 / 06-2080925                           The following person is doing business as: AERO IMAGE,
            FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT                        3138 Stevely Ave., Long Beach, CA 90808. Registrant: JAY
The following person is doing business as: THE WEDGE STU-             R. ROBERTS, 3138 Stevely Ave., Long Beach, CA 90808.
DIOS, 267 Granada Ave., Long Beach, CA 90803. Registrant:             This business is conducted by: an individual. I declare that
JASON DECTER, 267 Granada Ave., Long Beach, CA 90803.                 all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed:
This business is conducted by: an individual. I declare that all      Jay Roberts. The registrant has not yet begun to transact
information in this statement is true and correct. Signed:            business under the fictitious business name or names listed
Jason Decter. The registrant will begin to transact business          herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los
under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on          Angeles County on September 26, 2006. NOTICE: This ficti-
October 1, 2006. This statement was filed with the county             tious business name statement expires five years from the
clerk of Los Angeles County on September 19, 2006. NOTICE:            date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new ficti-
This fictitious business name statement expires five years from       tious business name statement must be filed prior to that
the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fic-   date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize
titious business name statement must be filed prior to that           the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation
date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the   of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law
use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the   (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions
rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see sec-       Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: September 28, & October
tion 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The          5, 12, 19, 2006
Signal Tribune: September 21, 28, & October 5, 12, 2006.




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                                                                                   from complex. Appliances included.                                          ances and stackable washer and dryer. 2 secure parking spaces.
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