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Vol. 9, No. 9

Antioch, California

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February 27, 2009

Ballesteros faces fraud charges by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer

Children’s theater producer Frank J. Ballesteros is being charged with 15 counts of obtaining property under false pretenses, police said Tuesday. The charges from the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office stem from unfulfilled contracts Ballesteros, 59, held with more than a dozen individuals between November of 2006 and May of 2008. An Antioch Police Department press release said “a Notice To Appear will be issued to him (Ballesteros) requiring his appearance for arraignment.” Shannon Murphy-Teixeira of Discovery Bay, and seven others, filed the police complaint against Ballesteros in May of 2008 after loaning him money ranging from $2,000 to $12,000 to support the foundering theater group. Deputy District Attorney

Steven Bolen said that the investigation took months to complete due to the large number of victims involved in the case: “In this instance, we found 15 separate victims in a serious situation with losses totaling over $60,000. That’s a significant amount, and there may be other victims out there as well.” News that the D.A.’s office had advised the 15 counts be filed was met with relief. “Hopefully this will bring healing and closure to a part of the community that felt very betrayed,” said Oakley resident Iris Obregon, who loaned Ballesteros $6,000 in March of 2007. “Yes, this is good, but I’m sorry it had to happen. Now we’ll just wait and let the system that is here to protect us do its job.” On Sept. 25 of last year, Ballesteros filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy protection, and court documents list 22 individuals see Ballesteros page 18A

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As a result of a complaint filed with the Antioch Police Department in May of 2008, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office is charging Frank J. Ballesteros, above, with 15 counts of obtaining property under false pretenses.

Plans underway for big park at Big Break by Dave Roberts Staff Writer

Oakley residents boast that they have the Delta in their backyard – unfortunately, much of the scenic waterfront has been fenced off from public access. That began to change a couple of years ago when the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) opened up a park site off of Big Break Road. So far, the park’s amenities are rather basic: a parking lot, restroom, trail and pier. All of that is about to change, too. A year from now the currently threadbare site is planned to feature a children’s playground where kids can pretend to be junior archeologists, a large relief map of the Delta, kayaking tours, picnic tables with barbecues and an amphitheater where a park interpreter will discuss nature against the backdrop of the Delta. With the aid of nearly $2

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Currently, there’s little more than a pier, parking lot and restroom at the East Bay Regional Park District site off of Big Break Road in Oakley. More amenities are on the way. million in state government grants, the park district plans to seek approval from Oakley’s city government next month for

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the Delta Discovery Experience. The district hopes to start construction in June and open the new facilities to the public in

early 2010, according to Diane Althoff, EBRPD chief of design and construction. “The Delta Discovery Experience is really an outdoor education and interpretive-type facility,” she said. “The outdoor amphitheater is inset into the Delta edge there, so that you can look right out across the water as you have your interpretive program.” It remains to be determined whether the district will also provide concerts at the scenic, 150-seat site, similar to the concerts the park district provides at Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in the summer. Although there will be kayak launching, the kayak will not be available for rental for general public use; only for tours led by the park’s interpretive staff. The children’s playground will be fun but also educational. “You will be digging through the sand and discovering a fossil or see Delta page 18A

This season’s Panther swim team features a new assistant coach and a cadre of veteran aquatic aces.

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Local motorists will soon be cruising something called the John Marsh Heritage Highway.

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Bypass to be named for local pioneer by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer

He’s had creeks and parks named after him and trusts established in his memory. Now the man who cut a deep, historic swath across California will add another distinction to his resumé. The John Marsh Heritage Highway – the new name of the Highway 4 Bypass – will boast two 76-foot signs along the 12½ -mile stretch beginning south of Antioch and ending north of the intersection of Vasco and Marsh Creek roads. The naming of the commemorative highway is the result of years of lobbying by the John Marsh Historic Trust, local mayors and county supervisors. The highway will commemorate Marsh’s unique presence and contribution to the area, and will run directly by his fabled Stone House and surrounding property in Brentwood. The Marsh house is part of a designated 4,000-acre state historic park – the largest of its kind in California. The park site is currently pending the completion of its general plan, and will eventually be open to the public. “I’m just thrilled,” said Kathy Leighton, a director of the John Marsh Historic Trust. “This is a great thing, and what is really nice about the recognition for John Marsh on the highway is that thousands of people every day

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familiar green signs are expected to go up within the next few weeks – designating the stretch as an official state highway. Local historian Carol Jensen, also a director of the John Marsh Historic Trust, feels that the wording of the highway is especially significant. “The reason ‘heritage’ is so lovely (in the name)

is that the area is the site of Native Americans that predate the pyramids and Stonehenge,” said Jensen. “The ‘heritage’ is not only Native American, but the West and agriculture. It’s exciting because when you say ‘heritage’ and ‘John Marsh,’ this embraces the whole see Bypass page 18A

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Community mourns third-grader Hailing Historical helpers by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer

Her favorite color was purple, she adored books about fairies and her dearest wish was to become a mommy. Carmen Galbraith lost her fight with brain cancer on Feb. 18, but for her grieving family and friends, the 8-year-old third grader’s valiant battle is more than a story of loss; it’s a lesson in love. As news of Carmen’s passing reached the close-knit community of Knightsen last week, where Carmen attended school, the reaction was one of shock and sorrow. Flags were lowered to half-mast and teachers struggled to comfort students and staff. “Carmen was always smiling and had a sense of joy about her regardless of how ill she was,” said a distraught Knightsen Elementary Superintendent Vickey Rinehart. “This has just been so hard on everyone. It’s beyond belief … that someone who was so tiny could have so much strength. You just don’t know what to say; how do you say, ‘I’m sorry’ with something like that?” For the past two years, the school and the community-at-large has rallied behind Brentwood’s Gailbrath family, hosting fundraising events and monthly pancake breakfasts in support of the sweet-faced girl with the quick smile and infectious laugh. Carmen’s parents, Reed and Dorothy, remember their daughter as a “girly girl” who always tried to do the right thing. “She would get very upset if she was corrected or told she did something wrong,” said Dorothy. “Her faith and desire to do what’s right were very important to her.” Family friend and Old River Elementary School Principal Ray Witte said he will always think of Carmen as a happy little girl who loved to read and displayed a surprising amount of confidence, despite her illness. “Carmen loved to learn. Even when she was going through her treatments, when she was at home, she would want to do her homework,” said Witte. “She was a very, very brave little girl who didn’t seem, at least to me, self-conscious about the loss of her hair or her illness. She just didn’t seem fazed.” The Galbraiths remain grateful to the Knightsen community,

CARMEN MARIE GALBRAITH AUG. 10, 2000-FEB. 18, 2009 which has supported the family with food, visits and prayers. “Knightsen has been way above and beyond anything imaginable in terms of support,” said Reed. “We are so thankful for their kindness and love.” And as Carmen’s parents – plus brothers Scott, James, Vincent and Timothy – continue to struggle with their loss, they remain steadfast in their beliefs. “It makes it easier to know that we’ll see her again,” said Dorothy. “And it helped Carmen to know that, too. She didn’t want to go; she fought it to the end, but she was peaceful and knew we would all be together again.” A bank account has been created in Carmen’s name. The Galbraiths will contribute all donations to the Koret Family House, a free facility for families with loved ones at UCSF. The account number is 173294018. Checks may be mailed to Carmen’s account to Bank of the West, 4540 Balfour Road, Brentwood, CA, 94513, or the Galbraith residence, 242 Creektrail Court, Brentwood. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, at 2350 Jeffery Way in Brentwood. All are welcome.

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Fundraiser set for Relay supporter by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer

Felicia Thomas might be battling recurring breast cancer, but she’s not spending a lot of time thinking about it. Sure, she’s going through treatment and doing all the right things, but if you ask Thomas what keeps her awake at night, it’s not her fear of the disease, it’s her dreams of helping others. “It is very important to me to be a voice,” said Thomas. “A voice of love, compassion and encouragement to people who need it. It gives me a lot to know that that I’m making a difference.” And now Thomas’ friends want to make a difference for her. Next month, Thomas will be the focus of The Miracle Fundraiser, a daylong event designed to ease the financial and emotional burden for Thomas – a single mom – and her three children. Held at the Brentwood Community Center, the fundraiser will feature performances by the California Cowboys and East County Kids N Motion, and will include raffles, prizes, food and kid-friendly activities. For the can-do girl who is more accustomed to giving than receiving, the community’s outpouring of support has been overwhelming. “It took a lot of humbling on my part to accept the help, and there were a lot of tears, but they were happy tears,” said

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Felicia Thomas will be the honoree at an upcoming event called The Miracle Fundraiser. The Brentwood resident, 40, is undergoing treatment for a recurrence of breast cancer. Thomas. “I’ve had friends calling me and bringing us food and just checking in on us. The Mayor of Brentwood even called me. People asked me what I wanted, and I said just a day to be with my family and friends. So that’s what we’re going to do.” And in typical Thomas fashion, she’ll be working her own fundraiser, manning a table and soliciting sign-ups for the American Cancer Society’s upcoming Relay for Life event – the premiere cancer fundraiser, which celebrates those battling cancer and those who have lost their fight to the disease. Thomas has been involved in the lo-

cal relay chapter and other cancer support groups since she was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006. For her, it’s all about showing the love. “Ever since I was diagnosed I have come into this new family, the community of Brentwood,” said Thomas. “My dream, when I get better, is to have a nonprofit agency for individuals and their families who are dealing with cancer. In fact, I’m going to use any money I get to pay my bills and put some toward the nonprofit. I’m all about my kids and my community.” Thomas is expected to begin a regime of chemotherapy and radiation within the next few weeks, and says her doctors have given her a good prognosis. For now, she intends to focus on her health, her family and her ongoing commitment to helping others. That, she says, should keep her busy. “I’m happy with what’s going on in my life right now,” she said. “I know that I am not alone in this fight and I’m looking to help others along the way. Life is too short not to reach out, laugh a little and enjoy, and that’s what I’m going to do.” The Miracle Fundraiser will be held Saturday, March 28 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Brentwood Community Center, 730 Third St. Tickets are $25 for adults; $10 for ages 6 to 17. For more information, call Shante at 925-890-1904 or Baheejah at 925-798-1610.

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SEED gala success a good bet Staff Writer Funding for school districts these days is about as predictable as a game of chance. Or the pull of a slot machine. Or even the roll of the dice. So what better way for the Byron Union School District to fatten up its financial coffers than with An Evening in Monte Carlo? The annual gala fundraiser, hosted by the SEED (Seeking Excellence in Education Development) Foundation, will be held on Saturday, March 7 at the Discovery Bay Country Club. Proceeds

Bypass from page 1A of California history.” Brentwood Mayor Bob Taylor has been a longtime proponent of the project. Seeing the finished product, said Taylor, will be the icing on the cake. “I think that John Marsh is a historical site in Brentwood proper and I think it (naming of the highway) was an extraordinary move,” said Taylor. “You know, as we go through America we always see the various landmarks that are a part of history, and this area is definitely one of the them.” The story of John Marsh is as fa-

from the event will benefit the school district and will help pay for such items as computers, microscopes, library books and other curriculum-based products. Publicity Chair Elaine Llandro is betting on a great event. “This is our only fundraiser this year, so we are pulling out all the stops,” said Llandro. “In the past we’ve raised as much as $20,000 to $30,000 for the school district, and this year, more than ever, we really need everyone to come on out and raise a paddle.” The evening will include casino gaming, a Texas Hold’em Tournament

mous as it is infamous. A Harvard-educated man, Marsh left the East Coast for the wilds of the west in the mid-1800s, finding plenty of adventures along the way. He explored the Sioux culture, was accused of illegally selling them guns, and eventually led a command of the tribe during the Black Hawk War. He lost a son at birth, gave up a son and daughter for adoption during his lifetime, and practiced medicine without a license. In 1838, Marsh became the first settler in Contra Costa County, establishing a 17,000-acre ranch he named Rancho Los Meganos. Living in an

(pre-registration is required), live and silent auctions, dinner, dancing and a no-host bar. Tickets are $75 per person and tables of eight or 10 can be reserved. The doors of the country club will open at 5:30 p.m. “Things are shaping up pretty well,” said Llandro. “We’ve gotten a lot of great donations. We’re very excited.” Founded in 1996, the SEED Foundation is a nonprofit educational foundation whose mission is to raise money to support academic programs for the three schools – Discovery Bay Elementary, Timber Point Elementary and Ex-

adobe house, he began building a magnificent, Greek-revival stone house off what is now Marsh Creek Road in Brentwood, a few hundred yards from the highway that will bear his name. He acquired a huge herd of cattle in exchange for medical services provided to wounded and sick explorers and local Native Americans, planted fruit trees and wheat, and even took a turn prospecting for gold. Marsh’s letters to eastern newspapers, penned from Los Meganos, extolled the beauty of California and its rich potential for agriculture. His letters are credited with helping to start

celsior Middle – in the Byron Union School District. Through the efforts of SEED volunteers, the school district has been able to consistently, and significantly, fill in some of the financial gaps. “I’m so appreciative of SEED’s continued support, especially during these difficult economic times,” said BUSD Trustee Bobbi Nugent. “I’m looking forward to attending this years SEED gala. I’m betting that the big winners of the evening will be the children of Byron Union School District.” For ticket, sponsor or tournament information, call 925-634-0850.

the great tide of prairie schooners rolling west, and many early explorers (including Kit Carson) were visitors to Los Meganos. Marsh was murdered by disgruntled employee vaqueros in 1856, before the stone house was completed. It became the property of his son and daughter, and was later home to a procession of tenant farmworkers. An effort to restore the crumbling edifice is underway, with plans to make it the centerpiece of the state park that surrounds it. For more information on John Marsh and the trust, visit www.johnmarshhouse. com.

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Bill Goldsby, Erich Dark and Father Ken Sales of the Knights of Columbus, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, serve up dinner during the church’s annual six-week Friday Fish Fry last year.

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Ushering in Lent with faith, fellowship, fish This year, the season of Lent began with Ash Wednesday on Feb. 25. Like Jesus, who fasted and prayed in the desert for 40 days before beginning his ministry, more than 5,000 Brentwood Catholics also observe the Lenten season with fasting and prayer in preparation for the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, followed by the Easter celebration. But unlike Jesus, who spent 40 days alone, we are not asked to do the same. At Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Catholic Church in Brentwood, there are several public observances of the season in which we can prepare as a community – including

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the church’s annual Friday Fish Fry. As Catholics around the world give up something they enjoy as a spiritual gesture, doctrine dictates that they abstain from eating meat on the Fridays of Lent because Jesus was crucified on Friday. Fish Fridays are a long-standing tradition for generations of Catholic families. Drawing on this tradition of family and community, IHM hosts an annual Fish Fry each Friday during the Lenten season – open to the entire community. Sponsored by the Catholic men’s see Lent page 9A

What a wild week! The ink was barely dry on the federal stimulus package, and then President Obama comes out with his housing plan. Then a few days later the California budget was passed, and they threw in some items designed to help address our real estate problem. All this is tentative at the moment until I can confirm the hard details, but here is what has leaked out so far. First, here are the highlights of Obama’s plan. This plan only addresses principal residences. Homeowners with loans owned or guaranteed with Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae who still have equity in their homes may be allowed to refinance at attractive rates and terms. The plan also allocates $75 billion to help lenders modify loans for those people who are upside-down on their homes. The lender and the government would share the cost of reducing payments to 31% of the homeowner’s income. The good news is that the homeowner does NOT have to be delinquent for this plan. The government will also pay lenders and servicers $500 to $1500 for each

loan modified to further incent them to modify loans. Obama’s plan also attempts to lower mortgage rates by throwing more money at Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Because of all the fine print, it’s estimated that less than 5% of homes around here will qualify for the refinance/modification part of his plan. Then in the California budget, there are two items of interest. A tax credit of 5% of the purchase price or $10,000 (whichever is less) if you buy a home that has never been occupied, and occupy it as your principal residence. Obviously geared towards buying a brand-new home. Must buy between 3/1/09 and 3/1/10. And lenders that don’t have a loan modification program in place for their borrowers will have to wait an extra 90 days to foreclose. If you have questions on this or any other real estate topic, call me at (925) 240MOVE (6683). To search the MLS for free and view virtual tours of homes for sale, go to: www.SharpHomesOnline.com. Sharp Realty – Advertisement

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Cookie dough recall affects local schools by Samie Hartley Staff Writer If you recently purchased cookie dough to support one of your local schools, you might want to check the freezer. In light of the recent nationwide salmonella outbreak involving contaminated peanut butter, Dough-To-Go, a Santa Clara based cookie company, has voluntarily recalled items used in fundraisers from January of 2007 to January of 2009. The California Health Department released a statement on Jan. 28 that identified 162 public and private schools that might have sold contaminated products. The list includes six local schools: Ron Nunn Elementary, Loma Vista Elementary and Bristow Middle School of the Brentwood Union School District; Laurel and Gehringer elementary schools of the Oakley Union School District; and Discovery Bay Elemen-

tary of the Byron Union School District. Dana Eaton, BUSD director of student services, said the announcement of the recall occurred after school hours, but letters were promptly prepared to be sent out the next day. “We jumped on it and had letters ready by the following morning,” Eaton said. “No illnesses have been reported from our district. This was a voluntary recall. None of the cookie dough sold at our schools is believed to be contaminated, but we wanted to remain cautious. This is a serious matter. “When the news first broke about salmonella contamination, we pulled all peanut butter products from our cafeterias as a precaution. That is our procedure for when these types of things happen. It’s always a scary thing and you can never be too careful.” see Recall page 9A

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Lent from page 7A organization, The Knights of Columbus, the annual Fish Fry has grown to be one of the largest and most anticipated fundraisers for Brentwood’s only Catholic Church. For six Fridays, starting Feb. 27 and continuing through April 3, the Knights of Columbus host a dine-in or take-out dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Dinner includes fried fish, chips, coleslaw and a drink for $10. Last year, the Fish Fry drew more than 200 people each Friday. For more information, call 925-6344154. – Contributed by Father Ken Sales

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Ron Nunn Principal Scott Vernoy said it was important for a letter to be sent home even though there were no suspected risks. “Our fundraiser was held at the beginning of the school year, back in October or so. People who purchased the cookie dough probably have consumed it by now, but it is important to get the message out just to be on the safe side.” While Discovery Bay Elementary posted the recall announcement in the weekly newsletter that goes to parents, the OUSD decided to handle the situation by hitting the phone lines. Anne Allen, principal of Laurel Elementary, said the Parents Club obtained a list of all the students who sold cookie dough and then all the parents were called to inform them of the recall. “We called every parent who bought cookie dough. No one has been reported sick, but we didn’t want to risk the health of any of our families, so we notified parents right away.” Betsy Lee Sanders, president of Dough-To-Go, said in an e-mail that only the peanut butter products from the fundraisers have been recalled. Although no illnesses have been associated with DoughTo-Go products, California Department of Public Health Director Mark Horton urged customers to dispose of the fundraiser cookie dough as a safety measure. For information about the DoughTo-Go recall, call the California Health Department Office of Public Affairs at 916-440-7259. For more information about the salmonella outbreak, visit the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Web site, www.fda.gov, or call the hotline at 800-220-2339.

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Trevor’s Weekly Mortgage Matters By Trevor Frey

Determining Value In order to properly assess anything – cars, boats, real estate, people – you have to first determine that object, or individual’s, worth. After all, to assess is to classify according to value. That said, personally I would be of little or no value, and deserve a low assessment, if I were to constantly supply false, or incorrect information. Last week I mentioned our (California’s) 10th District Rep. Ellen Tauscher was responsible for Antioch, Brentwood, Discovery Bay and Oakley – which is not the case. Democrat Ellen Tauscher’s reach expands to Antioch, Oakley, Bethel Island and Knightsen, but does not include Brentwood, Byron, or Discovery Bay. This knowledge was brought to my attention after a good friend, an elderly gentleman (inside joke), assessed last week’s article and was gracious enough to bring the correction to my attention. The best part about his friendly advice was that it was free…he did not call, solicit, or ask for upfront funds in anyway. Often times, use above paragraph as just one example, reassessment is needed and should be done at no charge to the party looking for assistance. In other words if/when you receive an ad offering help to reduce your 2009 property taxes please, please, please simply throw it away. These companies offer services that you can handle yourself and purposely do not explain the appeals process in hopes of keeping you in the dark, while pocketing your money. When requesting a deduction in property taxes from the county, in our case Contra Costa, it’s important to first understand when the work was put in, and second, how Gus Kramer’s office determines the value you receive on paper July

1st of every year (don’t forget the “tax year” is always July 1st-June 30th). The updated value is based on an assessment performed by the county as of January 1st, using the PREVIOUS CALENDAR YEAR’S NOVEMBER/DECEMBER home sales, making any claims, rebuttals, or requests for re-assessment based on values at any other time of year a mute point. In other words, in order to have your property tax bill reduced, you have to first provide proof your home was below the assessed value back when the annual assessment took place – January 1st. Every County in California has a special form you must file for an appeal, and every County in California sets its own time period for appeals. In Contra Costa County you must use the required form (available from the County Assessor’s Office) and you may file your appeal any time from July through November. But you’re not in real estate on a professional level, so how would you obtain the sales prices of comparable homes in your neighborhood from November/December of any year? The best places to begin your search are two easily accessible institutions; either the agent who sold you your home, or the title company that handled your title insurance. Both of these sources have already received your monies for their services, and can easily supply you with the November/December Sales Data you’ll need to battle a January assessment…only adding to the direct value they have in your life! As always, I welcome all questions and or concerns pertaining to real estate lending on my cell phone, 510-798-0060, or via email, tfreymortgages@yahoo.com. – Advertisement

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Promulgating poetry Seven Independence High School students showed heart and spirit as they recited poems at a recent Poetry Out Loud school competition. Alivia Logan, Audreana Lopez, Michael Cadigan, Georgia Teyler, Felipe Bell, Alex Ramos and Megan Groshong performed in front of a panel of local judges and a large audience that included family members, school faculty and staff, and supporters from the community. Students selected

poems written by various artists, and Megan Groshong won the event with a beautiful rendition of “Thoughtless Cruelty” by Charles Lamb. During the intermission, Independence teacher Paul Lindeman took the stage and recited a poem, followed by a reading of Emma Lazarus’ famous poem “The New Colossus” (engraved on the see Poetry page 17A

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Extremely Successful New Non-Surgical Medical Treatment For Back Pain Stirs Up Major Controversy… New Medical Breakthrough Treatment For Severe, Debilitating Back Pain And Sciatica Pain Caused By Bulging Or Degenerated Discs Makes Major Waves With Those In The Medical Community

Brentwood, Ca – A very new and little known treatment for back pain and sciatica is emerging as what may be the most promising alternative to potentially dangerous epidural injections and risky back surgery in the last 100 years.

Great question. Traction involves a direct linear pull that activates muscle receptors and causes them to tighten up to protect you from being pulled apart. This can actually cause more pressure and squeezing of the disc and cause more pain.

Most of you have been exposed to an old treatment affectionately called “The Rack” or traction as more properly described. This was an early attempt to reduce or eliminate back and leg pain that has been shown to be for the most part, ineffective for helping with back and leg pain caused by disc problems.

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Like bulging, protruding or herniated discs. Also, for dried up worn out and flattened degenerated discs. Traction can really help with back pain from overworked tightened muscles, facet pain and uncomplicated back pain, but not really helpful for serious back pain or sciatica caused by bulging, herniated, protruding discs causing pressure or inflammation that causes pressure on sensitive nerves. So just what is this new “Breakthrough” back pain treatment procedure you may ask? It is a Non Surgical and Non Invasive very effective computerized angle adjustable Spinal Decompression. What does that really mean? Imagine lying on a soft cushy table after being fitted with a snug upper harness conforming to your chest and shoulders and torso kinda like a soft bulletproof vest with an attachment to hold you from sliding down toward your feet and a snug lower harness hugging your pelvis with a steel and nylon cable attached from the bottom of the pelvis harness to a computer driven decompression motor near your feet. Now imagine a slight pulling sensation as the cable tightens and slowly and gently begins to pull you from your pelvis toward your feet. Now the cushy table you are lying on your back gently and slowly separates in the middle and slowly slides you toward your feet a few inches separating and gently stretching your lower back at the level of your disc problem. The slight pulling sensation lasts for a few dozen seconds and slowly and gently releases and repeats the same process 8 to 12 times pumping fluid and nutrients back into the dried out disc and gently sucking the bulging disc back toward the center where it belongs.

Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, Dr. James Martin D.C. in Brentwood has been performing this procedure for over 3 years.

A computer creates a non-linear pull (which actually tricks your muscles to stay relaxed without reacting and tightening like traction) and as your muscles stay relaxed, the disc actually gets stretched…as the disc gently stretches, it moves back in toward the center and takes the pressure off your sensitive nerves and reduces pain, numbness, tingling, and burning and stabbing pain.

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Warning! This Is Not The Same As Traction Or Hanging Upside Down Or An Inversion Table. Well, how can it not be the same as traction?

My name is Dr. James Martin D.C. and I’ve successfully treated hundreds of patients with spinal decompression so there’s no reason your back problem should be any different. In fact, I’m so confident we can help you, I’m willing to back it up…but not with empty promises. I GUARANTEE you will only be accepted into our program IF YOU QUALIFY for the treatment AFTER having THE MOST THOROUGH AND COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT YOU HAVE EVER HAD or I will buy you lunch! (I haven’t bought one yet !)

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Expires March 6, 2009 Just read what a few of our patients that have been through the procedure had to say: “I had excruciating back pain and was worried I would need surgery. I tried acupuncture, acupressure, chiropractic, and pain medications. Dr. Martin and spinal decompression have given me my life back. I couldn’t walk and was in excruciating pain. I now have no pain and I have my mobility back.” Bonnie Salmon – Owner Scooters Café “I had lower back pain and leg numbness so bad I could not sleep properly. It’s wonderful to be able to sleep all night without pain and to stand straight and walk without both legs going numb.” Marcia Penick – Retired “I had severe back pain and losing ability to function. My problem started 13 years ago and it got severe in the last 2 months or so. After the first treatment, the numbness in my left leg and foot went away.” Burna McClelland- Rancher “I had unrelenting back pain, gloom and disappointment as I had several doctors were unable to help me. Spinal Decompression is really amazing! I have gone through a transformation of pain, gloom and disappointment to a new value, new hope and a new lease on life.” Herb Olsen-Retired

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Editor: Ask yourself the following questions: What is going on behind closed doors? Does the video or Internet show both sides of the argument? Don’t we have the right to actually see the council meetings live on television? Why can’t our council meetings be televised like Antioch and other cities have? The City Council members are trying to get more of our citizens involved in what is going on in our city. When I was campaigning for office, I talked to a lot of people that always asked questions about what is going on in our city. I told them to come to the City Council meetings, voice their opinions and see what is going on. That still did not get more people to our meetings. Videotaping is not going to do the trick. We need to have televised meetings for the citizens; this way, if the citizens see or hear something that they are interested in and want to say something about the issue, then they have time to contact the council on this issue. The city has to take the council meetings to the citizens; this should get more citizens interested in what the city is doing and hopefully maybe they will show up at the actual meeting. But the city will need to advertise that the meetings are on TV by advertising in the newspaper, the city marquee, and even use the police message board. By having the meetings televised live, the citizens can see that nothing is going on behind closed doors. The citizens can see and hear both sides of the arguments. Nothing is left up to guesswork and everything is above board. The citizens should contact your council members and let them know how you feel about having the council meetings televised. Remember, this is for the betterment of our city; make sure you voice your opinion. Bob Caughron Oakley

Editor: The economic recovery package signed by President Obama is a huge step in the right direction for our state and the nation’s economy. It will create an estimated 396,000 jobs in California and prevent growing numbers of families from falling into poverty. Millions of dollars in fiscal relief will soon be available to our state to help fund jobs in education, child care, health care and other state services, while giving struggling families the support they need to weather the most severe economic storm we have seen in decades. Congressman McNerney, as well as senators Boxer and Feinstein, are to be commended for their support of this important piece of legislation. Their vote means people in need will get help withstanding the recession by means of increased food stamps, unemployment benefits, the Child Tax Credit, and other vital assistance. Their action will help bring us closer to a recovery shared by all Americans. Lisa Sherrill Brentwood

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Suspicions substantiated Editor: The lead article in this paper’s Discovery Bay edition each of the last two weeks caused me to be concerned. First with the Dave Dove issue of forwarding an e-mail from legal counsel, I wondered: why all the anguish and extremely harsh words from two of his colleagues (David Piepho and Shannon Murphy-Texeira) over something that broke no laws and as we know had no impact on the referenced court case that is (now) closed? The second article had to do with the Brown Act violation by CSD Director David Piepho, town GM Virgil Koehne and town legal advisor John Stovall. It seems this situation did involve breaking an actual law; in fact, it was the same law the town just finished spending a lot of our money with Mr. Stovall’s law firm claiming it never broke. What really caught my attention was the stark contrast between the extreme negative commentary offered on the Dave Dove situation by Director David Piepho, then his total silence the very next week when the fact that he himself participated in breaking an actual law was brought forward. Mr. Piepho’s wife, Supervisor Mary Piepho, commented on the Brown Act violation in an effort to cast blame away from herself, but David Piepho, who

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Delightful doctor Editor: I was pleased to read about Dr. Richard Singer receiving the Best Pediatrician Award on the recently published “Best of Brentwood 2008.” As parents of one of his 11-monthold patients, what impressed us most about Dr. Singer from other pediatricians wasn’t necessarily the college he was board certified from. Rather it was three simple things – he’s flexible, available and he genuinely cares about the well-being of his patients (child and parent alike). All three are important ingredients for any pediatrician. Your child doesn’t wait until business hours to fall sick. Yet chances are that if you ring up Dr. Singer even after hours or even on weekend, you’ll get a call back within half an hour. Very few doctors are “personally” ready to do that after-hours, let alone go out of their way to visit patients at home. The fact that Dr. Singer does makes the world of difference to parents faced with a feverish child in the middle of the night – even if all that’s required is a few reassuring words of advice. Finding a “good” doctor these days is like a lottery. Being a successful doctor isn’t just about studying books and passing board exams. It also requires exemplary social skills – i.e., a genuine passion for caring and listening. A doctor is supposed to make you feel better – both physically and emotionally. If you’ve ever left a doctor’s office just as, or more worried, than when you entered, then he/she has not done their job to the full. Unfortunately, that social aspect is all too often lost in the pace of today’s monetary-driven organized medicine system. With more and more certified doctors being churned out of colleges and a continued influx of doctors from abroad, the medical profession risks becoming a commodity service item. And like all commodities, they’ll need to differentiate themselves to survive in a downturn economy. So well done, Dr. Singer. I hope more or your peers follow your shining example and are motivated to be more people-centric in their practices. Madan Sheina Antioch

Fabulous Feed Editor: The Krey Elementary Crab Feed was held on Jan. 31. The event raised more than $10,000 for the school! Fundraising through this school year will be dedicated toward advancing technology on campus as well as supporting the purchase of instructional materials for reading, writing and math. The Krey Parents Club would like to thank the generous sponsors who made our success possible: Grazie! Italian Restaurant and Martini Bar, Cover Ups Rentals, Deer Ridge/Shadow Lakes Golf Courses, Frames N Things, Bay Area Racing Limos, “Beach Blanket Babylon,” Club One, Dr. Brandon Roberts, Trader Joe’s, Cap’s Restaurant, Marihelen Palmer (Diamond Hills Tennis), Hair Razors Salon, David Redman personal training, Chili’s, Body Shop at Home by Nicole Hefner, Brentwood Fine Meats, Smile Family Portraits, Pampered Chef by Jennifer Uresti, Mimi’s Café, Boards and More, Boresha Coffee by Bill Hemenway, Dominguez Landscape Service, Jodi Koenig pastry chef, Massage Envy, Scrap Diva, Planet Beach, Black Diamond Gymnastics, P3 Party Place, Schooners Restaurant and Bar, Aladino’s Pizza, Digger’s, Sport Haircuts, More Flavor – Beer, Beer, and More Beer, Men’s Wearhouse, Contabilita Winery, Brentwood Embroidery, V. Sattui Winery, C&R Memoribilia and Diamond Hills Sport Club. Thank you. Lori Johnstone Brentwood

Harmonious happening Editor: On Feb. 8, the Voices in Harmony and Liberty choruses and quartets gave a concert at Liberty High School. It was great fun and a wonderful show! The Voices in Harmony would like to thank Helen Dixon, John Capps, Josh Mangold, JJ Baczenas, Kristen Loyd, Peter Mattea, Ryan Spero and all the lighting and sound crew for their work in making us look and sound so good. We thank everyone who took time out of their weekend to join us. We would especially like to thank Sue Stuart and her talented singers for their gracious hospitality. It is always a pleasure for us to share the stage with the talented Liberty students here in Brentwood. We hope we can do it again. Thank you, Brentwood! Rick Spero Voices in Harmony

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A sampling of recent law enforcement activity reported by East County police departments. BRENTWOOD Feb. 12, 2:56 p.m. At a business on Second Street, a subject detained for stealing alcohol was arrested and released on juvenile affidavit. Feb. 12, 7:15 p.m. On Village Drive, pursuant to a no-bail warrant, a subject was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Feb. 13, 6:59 a.m. An unidentified male was seen prowling around property on Intrigue Lane. Feb. 13, 7:12 a.m. After evicting a subject from a residence on Diamond Springs Lane, the reporting person discovered that items were missing from the residence. Feb. 13, 11:21 a.m. An unidentified person called a resident of Brentwood Boulevard repeatedly over the course of four days and left menacing messages. Feb. 13, 9:35 p.m. On Balfour Road at Mountain View Drive, a driver struck another vehicle in the rear and fled the scene without exchanging information. Feb. 14, 1:31 a.m. A vehicle stolen in Union City was found parked on Brentwood Boulevard. The vehicle was towed and stored. Feb. 14, 9:40 a.m. A subject actively resisting officers’ attempts to investigate a domestic disturbance on Pelican Street was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Feb. 14, 4:40 p.m. At a business on Brentwood Boulevard, an unidentified person used fraudulent credit card information to obtain flowers. Feb. 14, 4:45 p.m. On Edera Place, a vehicle with registration expired over six months was removed from the street. Feb. 15, 1:10 a.m. On Balfour Road, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to be under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Feb. 15, 8:16 a.m. An unidentified person dislodged a fire hydrant on Robin Street at Kingfisher Street. Feb. 15, 10:44 a.m. An unidentified per-

LOGS son fired two bullets into a residence on Empress Lane. There were no injuries. Feb. 15, 11:47 a.m. An unidentified person forced open the driver’s-side door of a vehicle parked on Woodsong Lane and stole an audio amplifier and speakers. Feb. 15, 7:39 p.m. On San Jose Avenue at St. Regis Avenue, an unidentified person lit a bottle containing a flammable substance and a rag, and left it at the end of the roadway. Feb. 16, 1:34 a.m. On O’Hara Avenue at Lone Tree Way, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to be driving on a suspended license. He was arrested and the vehicle was towed. To view the Brentwood Police Department’s public logs on the city’s Web site, visit www.ci.brentwood.ca.us/department/ pd/reports/index.cfm. ANTIOCH Feb. 15, 10:54 a.m. Officers of the Antioch Police Department spotted a reported stolen vehicle and initiated a pursuit when the driver of the stolen vehicle failed to yield to an enforcement stop. The pursuit went through Oakley, Brentwood, Pittsburg and back to Antioch. The driver abandoned the vehicle in the area of Cañada Valley road north of Lone Tree Way and fled on foot. An extensive search for the driver was conducted but he was not located. The incident is still under investigation. Those with information regarding this case should call the Antioch Police Department at 925-778-2441. Feb. 17 A 24-year-old Antioch resident was found stabbed multiple times near Mahogany and Auto Center Drives. A passerby found the victim and took him to a local hospital, where he was treated for five stab wounds and a lacerated liver. The victim was less than forthcoming about the incident, but did say that his car was stolen during the attack. Investigators soon learned that the incident was gang related, and that the victim knew his attacker, later identified as 31-year-old Troy Matthews. Matthews was arrested in Antioch on Feb. 18. The victim’s car was located as well. Matthews admitted to the stabbing, but claimed it was in self-de-

An unidentified person used fraudulent credit card information to obtain flowers. Feb. 14, 4:40 p.m. in Brentwood fense. Both Matthews and the victims are known gang members. The victim remains hospitalized and is refusing to cooperate with prosecution. Those with information should contact Detective Santiago Castillo at 925-779-6933. Feb. 19, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. The Antioch Police Department’s REACH Project, the Antioch Unified School District and the Contra Costa County Probation Department collaborated in a truancy sweep in the city of Antioch, pairing up APD officers with probation officers. A total of 28 truant students were detained, cited for truancy and returned to class. Student Support Services from the Antioch Unified School District as well as personnel from the REACH Project processed and counseled the truants. The program is intended to be supportive rather than punitive, and its purpose is to keep school-age children in school and off the streets during school hours. Statistical data reveals that high rates of truancy are directly linked to daytime criminal behavior, and truant students are more prone to drop out of school. Feb. 20 Officers of the Antioch Police Department were dispatched on the report of a man firing a gun in the median of Highway 4 at Contra Loma Boulevard. Upon arrival, officers stopped traffic in both directions to facilitate a search for the suspect. Pittsburg resident Craig Johnson, 49, was found hiding in the shrubbery in the center median and was taken into custody. The weapon was found on the ground near Johnson. According to a witness, Johnson was firing the weapon into the ground and not at passing vehicles. Johnson’s motive for his actions is not known at this time. So far, no victims have been located or have come forward. For information on law enforcement in Antioch, visit www.ci.antioch.ca.us/ citygov/police. OAKLEY Feb. 9 – Attempted rape was reported on the 2100 block of El Lago Drive. Feb. 9 – Terrorist threats were made on the 2400 block of Main Street. Feb. 9 – Residences on the 4200 block of Sequoia Drive and the 5000 block of

Teakwood Drive were burglarized. Feb. 10 – On Lariat Lane at Terra Verde Lane, a stolen vehicle was recovered. Feb. 10 – An arrest warrant was issued on Courtland Drive. Feb. 10 – A boat docked on the 100 block of Lauritzen Lane was burglarized. Feb. 10 – Grand theft was reported on the 1000 block of Neroly Road. Feb. 11 – On the 5500 block of Main Street, a subject was found to be in violation of a court order. Feb. 11 – A vehicle accident with property damage occurred on East Cypress Road at Main Street. Feb. 11 – Sexual battery was reported on the 1000 block of Neroly Road, and domestic battery on the 3600 block of Frank Hengel Way. Feb. 11 – On the 1000 block of Main Street, a subject was arrested for evading police. Feb. 11 – A business on Live Oak Avenue at Main Street was burglarized. Feb. 11 – Incidents of grand theft were reported on the 4400 block of Fall Lane and the 100 block of Lauritzen Lane. Feb. 11 – Identity theft occurred on the 100 block of Carol Lane. Feb. 12 – At a business on the 3500 block of Main Street, a subject was caught shoplifting. Feb. 12 – On the 100 block of Main Street, a subject was arrested for public intoxication. Feb. 13 – Vehicles required towing on the 100 block of Oxford Drive, the 4300 block of El Dorado Street and the 4900 block of Winchester Drive. Feb. 13 – A misdemeanor hit-and-run occurred on Main Street at Norcross Lane. Feb. 14 – On the 2400 block of Main Street, a subject was found in possession of dangerous drugs. Feb. 14 – Separate incidents of misdemeanor driving under the influence occurred on Main Street at O’Hara Avenue. Feb. 15 – On El Monte Drive at Empire Avenue, a driver was cited for speeding. Feb. 15 – Grand theft of vehicle parts was reported on the 1800 block of Port Way. Feb. 16 – On West Cypress Road at O’Hara Avenue, an adult was reported missing.

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LUHSD Graduates of Distinction named The Liberty Union High School District has announced the recipients of its 2009 Graduates of Distinction Program. The committee selected Manuel Vilchez, Liberty Class of 1949; Richard Mello, Liberty Class of 1976; and Dr. Nancy Gemetti DeGuire, Liberty Class of 1982. These three outstanding alumni will visit Liberty, Freedom and Heritage High schools on Friday, April 3 to meet and speak with students. Assemblies will be held at all

Poetry from page 13A pedestal of the Statue of Liberty) by Lindeman’s 10-year-old daughter, Andie. District Arts Commissioner P.J. Shelton was so impressed with the youngster that she invited Andie to perform (as an exhibition) at a county competition held recently. The event will be televised on Contra Costa TV (CCTV – Comcast channel 27 and Astound channel 32) March 1 and

three sites, allowing students to hear and ask questions about how these alumni achieved success in their chosen fields. The honorees will also be recognized by local dignitaries and special guests at a community reception at 3 p.m. at Nines Restaurant, 100 Summerset Drive in Brentwood. The community is invited to attend this reception. For more information, call District Coordinator Ilene Foster at 925-634-3521, ext. 5220. 8 at 7 p.m. While Meghan Groshong did not win at the county level, she considers all of the Poetry Out Loud participants winners because they had the courage to enter the competition and perform in front of an audience. State winners will compete at the National Finals in Washington, D.C. on April 28. – Contributed by Sarah Singrin

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Ballesteros from page 1A who had invested more than $123,000 in the theater. Ballesteros has not publicly commented on the case, but in a report taken in July of last year by the Antioch Police Department, Ballesteros said in a taped interview that since 2006 he had been asking families involved in the theater company for loans to cover production costs. He added that he had paid back more than $60,000 of the loans and hoped to be able to pay back the rest once the bankruptcy paperwork was signed. To date, none of the individuals who filed the initial police report with MurphyTeixeira have received any bankruptcy dollars. However, said Murphy-Teixeira – who loaned Ballesteros $3,000 – financial payback was never the intent: “This has never been about the money; it’s always been about making sure this doesn’t happen to anyone else and that our kids are protected. “I’m very, very pleased that the D.A. took us seriously as victims and I’m glad that the D.A. took the charges seriously. If this stops him (Ballesteros) from victimizing one more person, or asking one more person for money, then yeah, I’m satisfied. That will be enough.”

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“ Hopefully this will bring healing and closure to a part of the community that felt very betrayed. Yes, this is good, but I’m sorry it had to happen. Now we’ll just wait and let the system that is here to protect us do its job.

Iris Obregon For nearly 40 years, Ballesteros has been a fixture in the theater community, earning a reputation as a harsh yet fair taskmaster. He is known for his classic productions of “The Wizard of Oz,” “Cinderella,” and his signature role as the title character in “Scrooged.” Those with additional information regarding the case or who believe they were also victims should contact Antioch Detective Jeff Stanton at 925-779-6884.

element that’s fixed underneath the sand that you can cover and uncover,” said Althoff. Visitors will need to walk the quarter-mile trail from the parking lot to get to the picnic facilities near the water or to launch their own kayak, because parking near the water will be available only for those with disabilities. The Delta map will be a main feature in the plaza area on a stand a little lower than waist-high, showing in relief the source of the water from the Sierra down through various rivers to the Delta. Also planned are low seating walls adorned with murals or inset tiles, providing some artistic elements to the park. Depending on the availability of funding, some of the park’s facilities and amenities might not be built right away, but phased in. Park officials are still working out the details. Also on the district’s drawing board for the park is the Delta Science Center. Planned to be built sometime next year near the existing parking lot, the center is

funded with the recently approved Measure WW bond revenue. “That will be a place for indoor interpretive programming or to orient before going out to the Delta with a walk-and-talk with the interpreter,” said Althoff. “There might be staff offices for preparation of the programs. It’s a little more modest in size than we originally hoped.” The construction depends on when the bonds are sold to raise the construction funds and what priority the park district board gives to the project. “Our hope is that will be a high-priority project for the board,” said Althoff. “That will be resolved in their upcoming workshops.” In other Delta educational/recreational developments, the Discover the Delta Information Center is being planned at the conjunction of highways 12 and 160. And an East County organization called the Delta Science Center has been helping sponsor Delta boat cruises for students and provides educational Delta calendars and puzzles for classrooms.

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Big Bass Challenge returns to Russo’s The maxim that “It ain’t over till it’s over” was never more vividly illustrated than at last year’s inaugural Berkley Big Bass Challenge event, where amateurlevel bass fisherman Pete Moore shocked the crowd – and himself – by capturing the first-ever Berkley Big Bass Challenge title. “Last year was a pretty tough year for me, as I had been going through a string of personal circumstances,” said Pete at the awards presentations. “I decided to fish the Berkley Big Bass Challenge because it was an inexpensive way for me to have fun – plus have a good chance at winning some cash for catching a fish. And although I’m just an amateur, I figured I had just as good a chance as anybody of catching a big fish on the California Delta … and boy, was I right!” This year’s Berkley Big Bass Challenge takes place June 6 and 7 at Russo’s Marina in Bethel Island. The unique format combines angling skill and weigh-in strategy. Each competition day consists of a six-hour period in which anglers can weigh in their single largest fish. Some anglers who participated in last year’s event called it bass fishing’s version of Texas hold ’em. Each angler brings one fish to the

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scales every hour to vie for one of the seven hourly cash awards (more than $1,300 is awarded every hour), including $500 for the biggest fish of the hour. The angler with the biggest fish each hour will also qualify as a Top 12 Finalist, qualifying for a chance to win the keys to a new Toyota Tundra valued at $28,000. A $150 entry fee covers both days; the one-day entry fee is $100. Anglers arriving Friday, June 5 (the day before the event) at Russo’s Marina will have the opportunity to attend seminars hosted by Berkley pro staff. The Berkley Experience trailer, more than 70 feet of rolling event center, will be on site from Friday until the final weigh-in and awards ceremony on Sunday. The trailer features interactive presentation screens, Wii video games, a knot-tying station and competition and bait demonstration tanks. Russo’s will also be present in the big tent ready to supply all your Berkley bait needs. Anglers are encouraged to save their empty Berkley Gulp! and Powerbait bags for the big raffle at the end of event, where they can trade the bags for raffle tickets. For more information, visit www. anglerspress.net, e-mail anglerspress@ hotmail.com or call 916-768-0938.

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Patriots to dive in The Heritage High School boys swim team, under the guidance of head coach Craig Carson, heads into the 2009 season led by seniors Karl Mehta (sprint freestyle), Zack Harris (100m and 200m free), Clinton Freeman (200m IM and 500m free) and Nicolas Brix (100m breast, 200m IM). Returning varsity standouts Cyrus Blankenship, Kurt Holzmuller, Josh Chang and Garrin Bailey add depth and versatility to the roster. And incoming freshmen John Palazzotto and Carter Haines provide punch to the Patriot lineup. With Heritage, Deer Valley and Freedom all vying for the top spot, the BVAL

championship race should be close. The Heritage girls swim team will be led by returning varsity standout Shelby Ross (breaststroke, backstroke), Stephanie Wallen (freestyle, backstroke), Krista Natali (sprint freestyle) and freshman Madison Applegate. Returning seniors Kristin Moore, Alyssa Arguello, Jenny Wheable and Krystal Bocanegra, along with Katie Dolan, Jessica Crawford and Hayley Thaning, will round out the roster. The girls team looks to improve on last season’s fifth-place finish in the BVAL. This season Liberty and Deer Valley are the teams to beat.

season at AHS. Senior Jonathan Campos is back for a third season with the Panthers, and Miles is “excited to see what his senior year will hold for him.” Two strong juniors are returning to the team: Chris Tennow, a third-year year swimmer, and Angelina Troia, a longtime member of the East Count Sting Rays, swimming in her third year at AHS. Students interested in trying out for the swim team are encouraged to speak with coaches Miles and Osborne, who can be found on the pool deck Monday through Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

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Play ball! As kids step onto local diamonds for the first day of practice, a long tradition of good old-fashioned Little League ball dating back to 1957 continues in Antioch. After a decade of separation by a boundary dividing the city into two leagues, on March 14 Antioch High School will host the opening-day ceremony marking the return to one citywide league. Antioch Little League serves children ages 4 to 16 participating in T-ball, challenger ball for the disabled, baseball and girls softball. The league allows kids to play on teams based on ability – not just age. This allows players to challenge themselves against other players of equal or better skills. In the lower divisions of farm, T-ball and softball miniminors, players can have fun mixing it up with their friends or family. In Antioch Little League, every child plays. In the competitive divisions, all players are required to play at least half the game and managers work hard to provide equal playing time for everyone. The diamonds at the Antioch Little League Fields and the Antioch Youth Sports Complex are manicured and ready, and the league invites everyone to come out and share in the tradition. For more information, visit www.antiochlittleleague.com or e-mail info@antiochlittleleague.com.

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Volleyball camp Heritage High School will host a boys volleyball camp March 23 through 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the school’s main gymnasium. Featured guests are Seyed Youssef Shahabi, head volleyball coach at Los Medanos College, and Jeanine Levile Haldi, head assistant coach and recruiter at San Jose State University. The camp fee is $75. For registration forms and more information, e-mail Heritage High boys volleyball coach Bess Haldi at bhaldi@msn.com.

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Patriots win playoff by Kenny Lee Correspondent In the first North Coast Section playoff post-season in school history Tuesday night, the Heritage girls basketball team dominated Clayton Valley 57-31 before a sparse crowd in Patriots Gymnasium. Head Coach Darin Price guided his team to an 18-8 regular-season record, a second-place ranking in the league this season, and a seventh seed in the NCS playoffs. Beating the taller Eagles team appeared to be a tall order for the Patriots. And the first period proved it, as Heritage managed only nine points. But the Patriots’ defense kept them in the game, allowing Clayton Valley only six points in the opening frame. Heritage’s senior guards Khyia Slone and Amaka Ofodu suffocated their backcourt counterparts, forcing numerous turnovers. But despite an advantage in the rebounding department, the Patriots were unable to get many inside shots past Clayton Valley’s dominant sophomore center Sarah Nelson. In the second quarter, Heritage increased the defensive pressure with a fullcourt zone press, which allowed them to score on several fast breaks. In fact, turnovers were the deciding factor in this contest, as the younger Eagles were harassed constantly by Heritage. Seniors Kara Babo and Ivy Jones led

the defensive charge, and junior Kiana Caban began scoring from outside. At the half, Heritage held a 23-10 advantage. When Caban hit a three-pointer midway through the third period, she had personally outscored the entire Clayton Valley team 17-14. Coach Price urged his charges to keep the pressure on, and Heritage responded. The Lady Patriots even managed to create some inside opportunities, as Babo’s persistence in the paint resulted in Clayton Valley’s Nelson committing her third foul with a little more than four minutes remaining in the period, forcing her to the bench. The going got much easier after that for Heritage, which took a 3916 margin into the fourth quarter. The last frame was anticlimactic, as the speed of the Patriots overcame the height advantage of Clayton Valley, which was outscored 18-15. The Patriot girls continue their playoff run tonight, Feb. 27, at Pinole Valley High with a 7:30 tipoff. The Patriot boys team begins its playoff bid starting at 7:30 p.m. at home tonight, also against Pinole Valley. In other East County basketball playoff action on Tuesday night, the Freedom boys team lost to Berkeley 77-62; the Deer Valley boys lost to Castro Valley 62-5; and the Antioch girls lost to Granada 53-42. The Deer Valley girls team launches its playoff run at home tonight at 7:30 p.m. against San Ramon Valley.

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Liberty Union High School District administrator Roy Ghiggeri, left, stands with Jeff Hendricks of the Freedom Falcons, Michael Diaz and Dallin Moravec of the Liberty Lions, Freedom’s Ryan Rodriguez and Kiwanis Bell Game Chairman Len DelChiaro during the annual Bell Game Scholarship Breakfast hosted by Kiwanis.

The Richards/Kelly Memorial Tennis Tournament sponsored by Freedom High School was held last weekend at the Diamond Hills Athletic Club in Oakley. “Congratulations to all for a great tournament, and I look forward to seeing everyone next year,” wrote Freedom Athletic Director Steve Amaro in an e-mail to the participants. To see the complete results, go to www. thepress.net and click on WebExtras!

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Kiwanis honors Bell ringers by Rick Lemyre Staff Writer The tradition of honoring outstanding players in the annual Bell Game football match-up between Liberty and Freedom high schools continued Feb. 13 when four standouts from the intra-district rivalry were honored by the Kiwanis Club of Brentwood. District administrators, coaches and athletic directors from the two schools and families of the honorees were treated to breakfast, and the top offensive and defensive players from

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each squad each received a $250 scholarship. Recipients of this year’s awards were Jeff Hendricks (outstanding defensive player for Freedom), Michael Diaz (Liberty offense), Dallin Moravec (Liberty defense), Ryan Rodriguez (Freedom offense) and Kiwanis Bell Game Chairman Len DelChiaro. Hendricks told the crowd his plans included playing football at LMC and a possible apprenticeship as an electrician; Moravec will join the Marine Reserve and attend college; Rodriguez plans to play college football

and study communications; and Diaz will suit up for LMC and hopes to eventually transfer to a four-year college. The 2008 Bell Game, held Nov. 14 at Liberty’s Ohmstede Stadium, was the 11th face-off between the two schools. Freedom has won seven of those contests, including a convincing 41-15 victory in last year’s tilt. Kiwanis’ participation in the Bell Game festivities each year includes a pre-game luncheon for members of both teams, at which commemorative hats and T-shirts are given to participants.

Rock You” pounding out of the Ohmstede Field loudspeakers during the halftime break, it appeared it just might be Liberty’s night. But the formerly inoffensive Dons stepped up their game in the second half. Fitzpatrick’s fleet feet took over – and the Lions’ season was soon over as well. “I thought it was hard fought by both sides,” said Liberty coach Tony Martins. “Unfortunately, someone has to lose. I thought our girls fought really hard. I am really proud of them.” Martins called Fitzpatrick a “great player. She played really well. She’s a handful, but I thought we did a good job of marking her.” About Smith’s job in goal, he said, “She did a great job. All of the girls stepped up. It was a great season; I am sorry to see it end. But I feel very fortunate to go along for the ride.” Amador Valley Coach Bill Coupe said, “I thought that our kids came out in the second half and in the overtime period and played a little more aggressively. We were fortunate enough to catch those goals and get out of here with a victory.”

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In memorium n loving memory of Staff Sgt. Stephen J. Wilson, a 1997 Liberty High School graduate and staff sergeant with the United States Marine Corps. Stephen was born Feb. 25, 1979 and died serving his country in Iraq on June 20, 2007.

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We thought of you with love today on this your 30th birthday. We thought about you yesterday and days before that, too. We love you very much and are thankful for the gift of having had you in our lives. We miss you, son. Happy birthday, Stephen! Love always, Mom, Scott, Dad, Jennivine, James, April, Aidan, Dylan and Brady

ntioch residents Mark and Peggy Paslay celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 21. The couple is planning an Alaskan cruise to celebrate. Congratulations – and here’s to at least 50 more!

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Alice Sanchez Alice Sanchez was born Jan. 23, 1922 in Westbrook, Texas and moved with her family to Brentwood shortly thereafter. She attended local schools and her family became active in the community, some of them owning farms and ranches in East County. She met her future husband, Nick Sanchez, before World War II and they were married in 1942. Alice was active in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, including the Guadalupe Society and the Society of St. Vincent DePaul.

She is survived by her three sisters, Mary Borjon, Anita Rivera and Virginia Mercado; and two brothers, John and Joe Torres. She also leaves three children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A visitation was held at the Brentwood Funeral Home Feb. 25, followed by a Rosary. A Mass was held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Feb. 26, followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations may be made to Home Hospice, 1900 Bates Avenue, #A, Concord, CA 94520.

Pedro Loredo Former Brentwood resident Pedro Loredo, 80, passed away Feb. 15 at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock. Pedro was a native of Mexico and had lived in Newman for 15 years. He was a farm laborer who worked for Bloomfield Farms for 40 years. He enjoyed fishing, family gatherings and was an avid sports fan. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Laredo of Newman; three sons, Isidoro

Laredo of Manteca, George Laredo of Oakley and Quirino Laredo of Minnesota; four daughters, Maxine Melton of Oakley, Juanita Poblete of Oakland, Dora Laredo of Newman and Alicia Salazar of Lodi; a sister, Mercedes Tovar of Oakland; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Pedro was preceded in death by son, Pedro Loredo, Jr., and daughter, Trinidad Loredo. Arrangements were handled by Hillview Funeral Chapel.

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2 diabetes. His search led him to a diabetes specialist. He found a specialist in the Midwest treating type 2 diabetics with a treatment program so different than anything he had ever seen, he had to investigate further. While investigating this doctor and his methods, he learned that while everyone has been led to believe there is no cure for type 2 diabetes, he saw lab tests results that seemed to be contrary to this popular belief, he had to investigate further. He saw so many of this doctor’s patients blood sugars dropping rapidly back to what is considered normal without drugs or insulin, he was amazed. All of this was seemingly unreal at the time, but Dr. Martin then asked this specialist to take him under his wing and help him learn his diagnostic and treatment methods so he could help his patients, family and friends suffering with this progressive degenerative disease. This specialist agreed and trained Dr. Martin to find what he felt may be the REAL CAUSE of diabetes type 2. Dr. Martin is consistently overbooked with patients traveling large distances to receive treatment in his clinic and has limited time to help patients with this problem and has brought in a specialist at treating patients with natural methods, Dr. Brian Leung N.D. and has just released this new non drug treatment program to help diabetics suffering with adult onset type 2 diabetes get their blood sugar under control when everything else they have tried just isn’t working.

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Special performers break tall barriers by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer Break the Barriers, the celebrated group of special-needs performers who are all about inclusion and acceptance, will be opening their show to the public for the first time on Friday, March 6 at Golden Hills Community Church. Presented by the Special Kids Foundation, the free performance is an opportunity for families and children with special needs – as well as the general public – to see the show, which has previously been performed only at local schools. The event, said Lisa McBride, founder of Special Kids, is about sharing, celebrating and bringing the community together. “Break the Barriers shows the general public what our kids can do, but it also shows our special-needs kids that they don’t have barriers and limitations,”

said McBride. “It shows them that they can accomplish anything with the proper support; that we have abilities, not disabilities.” Break the Barriers was formed in 1987 by Deby Hergenrader, whose sister Kathy was born with Down Syndrome. Hergenrader, a former gymnast, worked to create a program which would combine a student’s natural athletic abilities with a sense of inclusion and recognition of everyone’s abilities and gifts. Today, the Barrier Breakers team is a combination of performers age 6 and up. There are currently 58 performers in the troupe; all with their unique definition of talent and success. The March 6 performance in Brentwood will begin at 6:30 p.m. at 2401 Shady Willow Lane. For more information, call 925-516-9690 or visit the Special Kids Web site, www.spkids.org.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000298-00 The name of the business (es): IMPACT DESIGN & MANUFACTURING; I D & M Located at: 1980 CHAMBERS CIRCLE In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): ROBERT C. SKIDMORE, 1980 CHAMBERS CIRCLE, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513; RICK SPERO, 131 SAND CREEK ROAD, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 This business is conducted by: a General Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/ A. Signature of registrant: ROBERT C. SKIDMORE This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 14, 2009 By: L. Derrick, Deputy Expires: January 14, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000299-00 The name of the business (es): NOR CAL KENPO KARATE Located at: 2015-A ELKINS WAY In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): ROBERT C. SKIDMORE, 1980 CHAMBERS CIRCLE, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Robert C. Skidmore This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 14, 2009 By: L. Derrick, Deputy Expires: January 14, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000498-00 The name of the business (es): Learn + Play in Discovery Bay Located at: 305 Fareham Ct. In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Holly von Mulldorfer 305 Fareham Ct. Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/23/09. Signature of registrant: Holly von Mulldorfer This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 23, 2009 By: Courtney Munn, Deputy County Clerk Expires: January 23. 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000529-00 The name of the business (es): AREA PRO REALTY - PEOPLE’S CHOICE Located at: 5635 ARCADIA CIRCLE In: DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): MARLYN MANAGEMENT GROUP INC., 5635 ARCADIA CIRCLE, DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94505 This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Marston M. Myers-President/CEO This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 26, 2009 By: Courtney Munn, Deputy Expires: January 26, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000540-00 The name of the business (es): Platinum Asset Management Group Located at: 2010 Crow Canton Place, Suite 100 In: San Ramon, CA 94583 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Elizabeth Louise Lamb This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Elizabeth Louise Lamb This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 26, 2009 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: January 26, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000541-00 The name of the business (es): Long Walk Home Productions Located at: 3158 Hosie Avenue In: Byron, CA 94514 Mailing: P.O. Box 611, Byron, CA 94514 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Derek Zavala, 3158 Hosie Avenue, Byron, CA 94514. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/1/09. Signature of registrant: Derek Zavala This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 26, 2009 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: January 26, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000561-00 The name of the business (es): Brentwood Bike Co.; Brentwood Bike Company Located at: 7750 Brentwood Boulevard, Suite C In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Brentwood Bike Co., LLC, 7750 Brentwood Boulevard, Suite C, Brentwood, CA 94513This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 4/1/08. Signature of registrant: Barbara K. Michalski, Member This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: Jan-

uary 26, 2009 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: January 26, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000619-00 The name of the business (es): The Richards Company Located at:1636 Lillian Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Richard Byron Hoke, 1636 Lillian Street, Brentwood, CA 94513; Dustin Richard Hoke, 1954 Las Colinas Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513 This business is conducted by: a General Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Rick Hoke This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 28, 2009 By: Courtney Munn, Deputy Expires: January 28, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000851-00 The name of the business (es): ADDA BEAR CONCESSIONS Located at: 3824 Washington Street In: Byron, CA 94514 Mailing: P.O. Box 614, Byron, CA 94514 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Warner Joseph Dean, 3824 Washington Street, Byron, CA 94514. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Joseph Warner This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 5, 2009 By: Jack R. Vincak, Deputy Expires: February 5, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000959-00 The name of the business (es): GABBY’S GRIND Located at: 729 First Street, Suite C In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Alice Castillo, 565 Mendota Street, Brentwood, CA 94513 This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 2/10/09. Signature of registrant: Alice Castillo This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 10, 2009 By: M. Oliver, Deputy Expires: February 10, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 2009

NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: January 7, 2009 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: GLASPER DORIS JEAN The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 2415 EMPIRE AVENUE SUITE 208 BRENTWOOD, CA 94513-5323 Type of license(s) Applied for: 21-OFF-SALE GENERAL Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date(s): February 20, 27, March 6, 2009

OF VENTURA, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’ s attorney, or the plaintiff without an attorney, is: Scott A. Hunter, Attorney at Law, 1000 Paseo Camarillo, Suite 126, Camarillo, CA 93010 DATE: July 24, 2008 Clerk, by: V. Pons, Deputy NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Published: February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 2009

to afford counsel, the court must appoint counsel for the parent, unless the parent knowingly and intelligently waives the right to be represented by counsel. The court will not appoint the same counsel to represent both VANESSA MARIA MERLOS and her parent. 3. The court may appoint either the public defender of private counsel. If private counsel is appointed, he or she will receive a reasonable sum for compensation and expenses, the amount of which will be determined by the court. That amount must be paid by the real parties in interest, but not be the minor, in such proportions as the court beleives to be just. If, however, the court finds that any of the real parties in interest cannot afford counsel, the amount will be paid by the county. 4. The court may continue the proceeding for not more than 30 days as necessary to appoint counsel and to enable counsel to become acquainted with the case. DATED: January 21, 2009 By: C. Gray, Deputy Clerk Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 2009

registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/ A. Signature of registrant: Mike Fagan This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 12, 2009 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: February 12, 2014 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish: February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 2009

County, California, Date of Sale:3/13/ 2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 813 CHIANTI WAYOAKLEY, California 94561 APN #: 035-474- 007-8 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $428,371.42, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. ETS Services, LLC Date: 2/17/2009 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Sunil Jayasinha, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 2987412 02/- 20/2009, 02/27/2009, 03/06/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 20, 27, March 6, 2009

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001105-00 The name of the business (es): Precious Pet Portraits and Debbie’s Darling Mini’s Located at: 980 Fairview Avenue In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Debra L. Hergenroether, 980 Fairview Avenue, Brentwood, CA 94513 . This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Debra Hergenroether This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 17, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: February 17, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F0000-816-00 The name of the business (es): Shanza Photography Located at: 580 Orange Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513. Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Shannon Mercurio, 580 Orange Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 2/4/09. Signature of registrant: Shannon Mercurio This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 4, 2009 By: M. Oliver, Deputy Expires: February 4, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 2009 NAME CHANGE NOTICE PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Bryan Vincent Beauchamp, 1275 Central Boulevard, #241B, Brentwood, CA 94513 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Bryan V. Beauchamp FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-0109 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Bryan Vincent filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Bryan Vincent Beauchamp (AKA) Bryan Vincent Broussard (AKA) Brian Vincent Beauchamp to Proposed Name: Bryan Vincent Broussard 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 3/24/09 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: January 26, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 708980 Loan No. 0717020079 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 3/6/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 3/19/2009 at 10:00 AM, Max Default Services Corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 3/13/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0073069- 00, in book -, page -, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: John C. Stopczynski Jr. and Kathryn N. Stopczynski, Husband and Wife, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States), At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State, described as: FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE DEED OF TRUST. APN # 007-360-023 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2814 Pasatiempo Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $611,939.58 The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale. The undersigned caused a Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Dated: 2/- 27/2009 MAX DEFAULT SERVICES CORPORATION Ryan Remington/ Authorized Signature FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-259-7850 Max Default Services Corp. is attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3002394 02/27/- 2009, 03/06/2009, 03/13/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 27, March 6, 13, 2009 SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: MICHAEL ACKERMAN-TA; MELISSA Y. NGUYEN; and DOES 1 through 20, inclusive YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: ANACAPA WALK CORPORATION, a California nonprofit, mutual benefit corporation CASE NUMBER: 562008- 00323573-CL-CL-VTA You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/- selfhelp) your county law library or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you maylose the case by default and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org) the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/- selfhelp) or by contacting your local court or county bar association. CASE NUMBER: 562008- 00323573-CL-CL-VTA The name and address of the court is: SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY

SUMMONS (Family Law) (On 2nd Amended Petition) NOTICE TO RESPONDENT: MATT PAUL SMITH YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PETITIONER: MICHELLE PHYLLIS SMITH CASE NUMBER: FL 027448 You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120 or FL-123) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. If you want legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), or by contacting your local county bar association. NOTICE: The restraining orders on page 2 are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. The name and address of the court are: SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ, 1 SECOND STREET, WATSONVILLE, CA 95076 T h e name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: GEOFFREY W. RAWLINGS, 740 FRONT STREET, SUITE 115, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060 DATE: January 14, 2009 Clerk, by: Pablo Giron, Deputy NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served a. as an individual defendant. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Published: February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 2009 BETHEL ISLAND MUNICIPAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Bethel Island Municipal Improvement District will, on March 19, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, at BIMID Hall, 3085 Stone Road, Bethel Island, CA, hold a public hearing to consider adopting Ordinance 1 (Relating to Defined Terms Applicable to Certain Ordinances, Resolutions and Regulations of the District). The ordinance would create a set of defined terms and rules for interpreting terms that could be incorporated by reference into ordinances, resolutions, regulations and other documents of the District. The above is a summary of the proposed ordinance. A reading of the entire proposed ordinance may be necessary in order to obtain a full understanding of all of the matters contained in the proposed ordinance. Copies of the proposed ordinance are on file and open for inspection at the District’ s Office located at 3085 Stone Road, Bethel Island, CA 94511. The proposed ordinance itself may be amended by the Board of Directors at the hearing. Dated: February 17, 2009 /s/ Marguerite Lawry, President of the Board of Directors Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 27, March 6, 2009 CITATION TO APPEAR ARTURO ESPINOZA, 956 Almaden Circle, Oakley, CA 94561 IN PRO-PER Denise L. Reposa, Prepared by Denise Family Law and Divorce Document Assistance, 1215 Pine Street, Martinez, CA 94553 L.D.A. - C.C. CTY 925-229-5460 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 751 PINE STREET, MARTINEZ, CA 94553 In the Matter of the Petition of: ARTURO ESPINOZA On Behalf of: VANESSA MARIA MERLOS,A Minor CASE NUMBER: A09-00004 CITACION TO APPEAR The People of the State of California To:CARLOS ALBERTO MERLOS By order of this court you are hereby cited to appear before the judge presiding in Department 22 of this court on March 17, 2009 at 1:30 p.m., then and there to show cause, if any you have, why VANESSA MARIA MERLOS, a minor, should not be declared free from your parental control according to the petition on file herein to free the minor for adoption. The address of the court is: 751 Pine Street, Martinez, CA 94553 The following information concerns rights and procedures that relate to this proceeding for the termination of custody and control of VANESSA MARIA MERLOS, as set forth in Section 237.5 of the Civil Code. 1. At the beginning of the proceeding, the court will consider whether or not the interests of VANESSA MARIA MERLOS require the appointment of counsel. If the court finds that the interests of VANESSA MARIA MERLOS do require such protection, the court will appoint councel to represent him, whether or not she is able to afford counsel. VANESSA MARIA MERLOS will not be present in court unless he so requests or the court so orders. 2. If a parent of VANESSA MARIA MERLOS appears without counsel and is unable

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000274-00 The name of the business (es): Personalized Books and Keepsakes; PB&K Located at: 117 Picasso Drive In: Oakley, CA 94561 Mailing: P.O. Box 1207, Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jennifer Jones, 117 Picasso Drive, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Jennifer Jones This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 13, 2009 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: January 13, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000362-00 The name of the business (es): Bluetooth Place Located at: 117 Picasso Drive In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Stephen Jones, 117 Picasso Drive, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Stephen Jones This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 16, 2009 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: January 16, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000421-00 The name of the business (es): DieHard Baseball Academy Located at: 24 Grove Court In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Ron Perkins, 24 Grove Court, Oakley, CA 94561; Ed Feldman, 318 W. Country Club Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513; Gary Alexander, 15 Lowell Court, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: a Joint Venture The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/21/09. Signature of registrant: Ron Perkins This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on:January 21, 2009 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: January 21, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000710-00 The name of the business (es): Chuck’s Mobile Diagnostic & Auto Repair Located at: 4830 Burgundy Drive In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Charles Douglas Burleigh, 4830 Burgundy Drive, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/ A. Signature of registrant: Charles Burleigh This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 30, 2009 By: L. Derrick, Deputy Expires: January 30, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000737-00 The name of the business (es): Taylor Made Real Estate Located at: 590 Brownstone Road In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Stephanie Taylor, 693 Anderson Avenue, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Stephanie Taylor. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 2, 2009 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: Februry 2, 2014 Oakey Press No. 03-0477 Publish: February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001046-00 The name of the business (es): Mike’s Beef ‘n’ Brew Located at: 2083 and 2085 Main Street In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Mike Fagan and Vicky Fagan, 1608 Dupre Way, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 08-00969-US-CA Loan No. 4800145119 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED12/ 16/2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, (cashier’s check(s) must be made payable to National Default Servicing Corporation), drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state; will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made in an “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: ANGELICA APOLINAR, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Duly Appointed Trustee: NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION Recorded 12/24/2003 as Instrument No. 2003-0615654-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California. Date of Sale: 03/06/2009 at 10:00 A.M. Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (Corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $317,723.09 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 1308 PORTSMOUTH STREET, OAKLEY, CA 94561- 6362 A.P.N.: 034-380-018 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5(b} declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent has either contacted the borrower or tried with due diligence to contact the borrower as required by California Civil Code 2923.5. Date: 02/09/- 2009 NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION 2525 East Camelback Road, Suite 200 Phoenix, AZ 85016 phone 602-264-6101 Sales Line 714- 259-7850; as of 6/23/08 714-730- 2727 Sales Website: www. ndscorp.com/sales Nichole Alford, TRUSTEE SALES REPRESENTATIVE ASAP# 2983590 02/13/2009,02/20/2009, 02/27/2009 Oakley Press, No. 03- 0477. Publish Dates: February 13, 20,27, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-153595-C Loan No. 0307707446 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/24/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: EVELYN TOLLIVER, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded 5/1/2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0134732-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-168612-C Loan No. 0359328617 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/12/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: ANDRES SAN JUAN, JR., AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded 7/- 18/2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0225712-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:3/13/ 2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 227 DOUGLAS RDOAKLEY, California 94561-0000 APN #: 033-070-0477 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $544,614.22, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. ETS Services, LLC Date: 2/13/2009 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-7302727 Digna Del Fonso, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 2984573 02/20/2009, 02/- 27/2009, 03/06/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 20, 27, March 6, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-168778-C Loan No. 0474911583 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/31/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: THOMAS VANDERVER AND BARBARA VANDERVER, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded 8/13/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0231355- 00 in Book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 3/13/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 4720 BAYSIDE WAY OAKLEY, California 94561 APN #: 035740- 104-1 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $404,229.51, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Date: 2/- 13/2009 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Ileanna Petersen, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 2983240 02/- 20/2009, 02/27/2009, 03/06/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 20, 27, March 6, 2009

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-169844-C Loan No. 0359493268 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/22/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: JAGIR SINGH, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded 3/6/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0066537 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:3/- 20/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 195 DOUGLAS ROAD OAKLEY, California 94561-0000 APN #: 033070-055-0 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $457,800.80, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Date: 2/- 19/2009 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Digna Del Fonso, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 2992370 02/- 27/2009, 03/06/2009, 03/13/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 27, March 6, 13, 2009

QUITCLAIM DEED FROM NANCY L. NEWBURY, ET AL, RECORDED NOVEMBER 9, 1977, BOOK 8584, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 479, WHICH EMBODIES THE FOLLOWING: ‘’THIS DEED IS GIVEN TO ELIMINATE THE RIGHTS OF THE GRANTOR TO THE SURFACE AND THE UPPER 500 FEET OF THE SUBSURFACE.’’ ALSO EXCEPTING THEREFROM: ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE, AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES BELOW A POINT 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO TAKE, REMOVE, MINE, PASS THROUGH AND DISPOSE OF ALL SAID OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GAS, AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND OR UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND OR UPON ANY PART OF SAID LAND WITHIN 500 FEET THEREOF, AS RESERVED IN THE DEEDS TO K. H. HOFMANN, ET UX, RECORDED NOVEMBER 5, 1981, UNDER RECORDER’S SERIES NO. 81-144031 AND 81- 144032, OFFICIAL RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $384,577.53 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 4494 FALL LANE OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 035-263-068 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 02-19-2009 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259- 7850 or www. fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 2994660 02/20/2009, 02/- 27/2009, 03/06/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 20, 27, March 6, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 74-31548-3 Title Order No.E831460 APN 033- 280-064-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/14/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03/12/2009 at 10:00AM, HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 11/21/2006, as Instrument 2006-0372450-00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: DIVINA VEGA, A SINGLE WOMAN, as Trustor, MERS as Beneficiary and LIME FINANCIAL SERVICES, LTD. as Lender (Original Lender) and HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES INC., as current Servicer/Lender, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1145 QUAIL VALLEY RUN, OAKLEY, CA 94561,. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $ 468,990.48 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. CONDITION OF SALE: The successful bidder will be required to pay county documentary transfer tax, any city tax, and any other applicable taxes or fees (including, but not limited to, the fee for recording Preliminary Change of Ownership report) to the auctioneer at the time of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 02/10/2009 HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION P.O. BOX 60145 CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA 91716 For Sale Information: (714)7302727, www.fidelityasap.com or www. priorityposting.com TO NOTIFY TRUSTEE OF BANKRUPTCY FILINGS, PLEASE FAX FACE PAGE OF BANKRUPTCY PETITION TO (909) 397-3914 Betty Schwab, Trustee Sales Officer HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 2994008 02/20/2009, 02/- 27/2009, 03/06/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 20, 27, March 6, 2009

low, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 85, AS DESIGNATED ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 7193 RECORDED FEBRUARY 21, 1989 IN BOOK 330 OF MAPS, AT PAGE 28, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: 1. THE UNDIVIDED 1/3 INTEREST IN ‘’ALL OIL, GAS, PETROLEUM OR OTHER HYDROCARBONS, OTHER MINERALS AND MINERAL RIGHTS’’, AS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM BERTHA DEL MONTE, AS TRUSTEE TO FRANCISCO DAL PORTO, ET AL, RECORDED SEPTEMBER 19, 1950, BOOK 1635, PAGE 334, OFFICIAL RECORDS. 2. ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES BELOW A POINT OF 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO TAKE, REMOVE, MINE, PASS THROUGH AND DISPOSE OF ALL SAID OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND OR UPON ANY PART OF SAID LAND WITHIN 500 FEET THEREOF, AS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM MARION JEANNE MICHELOTTI, TO HOFMANN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, RECORDED JANUARY 23, 1981, BOOK 10178, PAGE 83, OFFICIAL RECORDS. 3. ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES BELOW A POINT 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO TAKE, REMOVE, MINE, PASS THROUGH AND DISPOSE OF ALL SAID OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND OR UPON ANY PART OF SAID LAND WITHIN 500 FEET FROM THE SURFACE THEREOF, AS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM ROBERT A. DAL PORTO, ET AL, TO HOFMANN CONSTRUCTION CO., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, RECORDED DECEMBER 24, 1981, BOOK 10623, PAGE 710, OFFICIAL RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $364,911.86 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1393 BYNUM WY OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 037-333018 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 02-17-2009 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259- 7850 or www. fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 2991499 02/20/2009, 02/- 27/2009, 03/06/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 20, 27, March 6, 2009

(at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): RYAN HUMPHREY, A SINGLE MAN Recorded: 2/24/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0057733-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/- 19/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $493,394.73 The purported property address is: 931 JORDAN CT OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037- 460-019-5 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5 ( c), the beneficiary or authorized agent declares as follows: If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Date: 2/19/- 2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3001519 02/- 27/2009, 03/06/2009, 03/13/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 27, March 6, 13, 2009

exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 2982218 02/20/2009, 02/27/- 2009, 03/06/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 20, 27, March 6, 2009

charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): ADRIANA GUZMAN, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 11/7/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0357360- 00 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/- 5/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $424,272.83 The purported property address is: 332 Big Bear Court Oakley, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 033- 380-018 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Date: 2/8/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: (800) 247- 9727 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 2975697 02/13/2009, 02/20/- 2009, 02/27/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 13, 20, 27, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 227584CA Loan No. 0697134690 Title Order No. 602111465YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/19/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03/12/- 2009 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 01/05/2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006-0003622- 00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: JOSE JIMENEZ, AN UNMARRIED MAN, as Trustor, LONG BEACH MORTGAGE COMPANY, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 68, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 7837, FILED FEBRUARY 2, 1995, IN BOOK 377 OF MAPS, PAGES 32 THROUGH 36, OFFICIAL RECORDS OF CONTRA COSTA COUNTY. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: RIGHTS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM CARL NEWBURY, ET AL, RECORDED NOVEMBER 19, 1964, BOOK 4746 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 284, AS FOLLOWS: ‘’AN UNDIVIDED ONE-HALF (1/2) OF ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES, IN, ON AND UNDER SAID LAND, OR THAT MAY BE PRODUCED, RECOVERED OR SAVED FROM SAID LAND WITH THE RIGHT OF ENTRY ON SAID PROPERTY FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXPLORING, TAKING, REMOVING, DISPOSING, MINING AND OPERATING FOR OIL, GAS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES, AND ALL RIGHTS REASONABLE AND INCIDENT TO SUCH PURPOSES, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ADEQUATE COMPENSATION FOR ANY AND ALL DAMAGE TO LAND, CROPS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON WILL BE PAID TO GRANTEES, THEIR HEIRS, SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS, IN THE EVENT DAMAGES ARE CAUSED BY THE EXERCISE OF ANY OF THE RIGHTS ABOVE RESERVED.’’

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 708911 Loan No. 0217030041 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 3/16/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 3/12/2009 at 10:00AM, Max Default Services Corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 3/22/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0083848- 00, in book -, page -, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Marcus Muldrow and Tracy Muldrow, Husband and Wife, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/- CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States), At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State, described as: FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE DEED OF TRUST. APN # 037-510-018 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 78 Vella Circle, Oakley, CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $446,504.23 The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale. The undersigned caused a Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Dated: 2/- 16/2009 MAX DEFAULT SERVICES CORPORATION Ryan Remington/Authorized Signature Max Default Services Corp. is attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714259-7850 ASAP# 2982077 02/20/2009, 02/27/2009, 03/06/- 2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 20, 27, March 6, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. Loan No. 0697590727 Title Order No. 602111389 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 02/09/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03/12/- 2009 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 02/22/2006, Book -, Page -, Instrument 2006-0054166- 00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: GERALD D RUDY, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, LONG BEACH MORTGAGE COMPANY, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown be-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-189524-SH Loan # 0021504816 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/17/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-207254-TC Loan # 3002652174 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/15/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): CANDELARIO BARRAGAN, A SINGLE MAN Recorded: 12/22/- 2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0409066-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/- 12/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $508,401.96 The purported property address is: 1200 SIERRA TRAIL ROAD OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 033-440-054-6 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Date: 2/15/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: (877) 908- 4357 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-208950-JB Loan # 30271894 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/15/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): FERNANDO SUAREZ BARRERA, A SINGLE MAN Recorded: 11/28/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0379006-00 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/- 5/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $435,181.56 The purported property address is: 4666 Wente Court Oakley, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 035- 372-005 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Date: 2/8/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: (800) 247- 9727 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 2975724 02/13/2009, 02/20/- 2009, 02/27/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 13, 20, 27, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-209047-JB Loan # 30330351 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/26/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees,

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-210710-JB Loan # 100739580 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/23/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): ABIGAIL L. TICE AND DENNIS G. TICE, WIFE AND HUSBAND, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 12/29/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0416278-00 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/- 5/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $503,649.26 The purported property address is: 431 Woodmont Place Oakley, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 035- 581-013 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Date: 2/13/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: (800) 247- 9727 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan

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in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 2979818 02/13/2009, 02/20/- 2009, 02/27/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 13, 20, 27, 2009

Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): MOURAD SOLIMAN AND SAMIA SOLIMAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 8/1/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0242335-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/19/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $350,988.53 The purported property address is: 4631 Bayside Wy Oakley, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 035-730024 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Date: 2/25/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: (800) 247- 9727 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 2990444 02/27/2009, 03/06/- 2009, 03/13/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 27, March 6, 13, 2009

Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 2988261 02/13/2009, 02/20/2009, 02/27/2009 Oakley Press No: 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 13, 20, 27, 2009

ERTY Recorded 2/22/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0052728 in Book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 3/20/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 2516 ROCA STREET ANTIOCH, California 94509-0000 APN #: 051-332-001 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $447,152.26, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Date: 2/- 23/2009 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 2995524 02/- 27/2009, 03/06/2009, 03/13/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: February 27, March 6, 13, 2009

claims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is: $338,158.58 (estimated amount). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The Beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2923.5: The Beneficiary or Beneficiary’s agent has indicated that the requirements of California Civil Code Section 2923.5 have been meet. See Exhibit “A” attached hereto and made a part hereof. Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2924.8: See Exhbiit “B” attached hereto and made a part hereof. Dated: 02/20/2009 MTC FINANCIAL INC. DBA TRUSTEE CORPS, as Successor Trustee By: ALEJANDRO C. VELEZ, TRUSTEE SALES OFFICER

*TRUSTEE CORPS* 2112 BUSINESS CENTER DRIVE, 2ND FLOOR, IRVINE, CA 92612 FOR SALE INFORMATION CONTACT: (714)730-2727, (714) 724-7500, (949) 252-8300 FOR REINSTATEMENT / PAY OFF REQUESTS CONTACT: (949) 252-8300 ASAP# 2995350 02/- 20/2009, 02/27/2009, 03/06/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: February 20, 27, March 6, 2009

California describing the land therein: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED ON SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 3232 SOUTH FRANCISCO WAY ANTIOCH, CA 94509 The undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said not(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the trustee and of the trusts created by said deed of trust, to wit: Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $339,393.90 (ESTIMATED) ACCRUED INTEREST AND ADDITIONAL ADVANCES, IF ANY, WILL INCREASE THIS FIGURE PRIOR TO SALE The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a Written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said notice of default and election to sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: FEBRUARY 11, 2009 ROBERT E. WEISS INCORPORATED, AS TRUSTEE ATTN: FORECLOSURE DEPARTMENT 920 VILLAGE OAKS DRIVE COVINA CA 91724 (626)967-4302 FOR SALE INFORMATION: WWW.FIDELITYASAP. COM OR 714) 730-2727 CRIS A KLINGERMAN, ESQ. WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 2996101 02/20/2009, 02/27/- 2009, 03/06/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: February 20, 27, March 6, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-211422-CL Loan # 0031378649 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/3/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): MARIBEL CORIA, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 8/10/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0299095-00 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/- 5/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $361,398.93 The purported property address is: 1561 PORT WAY OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 035- 542-020-9 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Date: 2/11/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 2976737 02/- 13/2009, 02/20/2009, 02/27/2009 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: February 13, 20, 27, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-214540-JB Loan # 40212078 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/25/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0077791 Title Order No. 08-8292371 Investor/Insurer No. 101307193 APN No. 033-302- 005-5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/09/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by MARIO E MONCADA, AND ISABEL M MONCADA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 05/09/2005 and recorded 05/18/- 05, as Instrument No. 2005- 0177296-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/05/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 309 OAK GLEN DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $459,356.51. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 11/- 01/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0111960 Title Order No. 08-8442037 Investor/Insurer No. 11485006 APN No. 033-290- 001-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/25/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: LIZANNE CHARLES, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 05/25/2006 and recorded 06/09/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0181466-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/20/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 500 MOCKINGBIRD LANE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $491,741.52. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 02/- 26/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-0194 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 2987922 02/27/2009, 03/- 06/2009, 03/13/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 27, March 6, 13, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000791-00 The name of the business (es): First Place Dentistry Located at: 2225 Buchanan Road, Suite E In: Antioch, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Amita K. Suvarna PC, 1793 Romulus Place, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 10/17/08. Signature of registrant: Amita K. Suvarna DDS, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 4, 2009 By: Mike Oliver, Deputy Expires: February 4, 2014 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish: February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-153679-C Loan No. 0713257148 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/15/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: FELICIA M. MAYFIELD, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROP-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale # CA0927128-1 Loan# 1009554484 Order # 080044175 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03/13/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03/12/- 2009 at 10:00AM, MTC FINANCIAL INC., dba TRUSTEE CORPS as the duly appointed Substituted Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 03/21/2007 as Document No. 2007-0082226-00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CALIFORNIA, executed by: TAHMAL T FLEMING A SINGLE MAN AND MAYLING G OROZCO A SINGLE WOMAN AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B., A FEDERALLY CHARTERED SAVINGS BANK, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). AT: THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State describing the land therein: APN # 056-110-083 PARCEL ONE: LOT 74 AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 5573, FILED MARCH 25, 1980, IN MAP BOOK 236, PAGE 9, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: “ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND CHEMICAL GAS NOW OR HEREAFTER FOUND, SITUATED OR LOCATED IN ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED HEREIN LYING MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500’) BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO SLANT DRILL FOR AND REMOVE ALL OR ANY OF SAID GAS, OIL, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS OR CHEMICAL GAS LYING BELOW A DEPTH OF MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500’) BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO GRANT LEASES FOR ALL OR ANY OF SAID PURPOSES, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LANDS OR ANY PORTION THEREOF WITHIN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500’) VERTICAL DISTANCE BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF”, AS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM KAUFMAN AND BROAD OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, INC., RECORDED AUGUST 26, 1981, IN BOOK 10465, PAGE 365, OFFICIAL RECORDS PARCEL TWO: AN EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT APPURTENANT TO PARCEL ONE, ABOVE, FOR RECREATION, LANDSCAPING AND OPEN SPACE EASEMENTS, SUBJECT TO SUCH CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS, AS PROVIDED IN THE DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS, AND RESTRICTIONS, EXECUTED BY KAUFMAN AND BROAD OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, RECORDED MAY 14, 1980, BOOK 9851, PAGE 90, OFFICIAL RECORDS, AND ANY AMENDMENTS, MODIFICATIONS OR ANNEXATIONS SUBSEQUENT THERETO, OVER THE SOUTH 3 FEET (MEASURED AT RIGHT ANGLES) OF LOT 75 AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SAID SUBDIVISION (236 M 9). PARCEL THREE: ALL EASEMENTS, RIGHTS AND RIGHTS OF WAY, PROVIDED FOR AND SET FORTH IN THE DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS, AND RESTRICTIONS, EXECUTED BY KAUFMAN AND BROAD OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, RECORDED MAY 14, 1980, BOOK 9851, PAGE 90, OFFICIAL RECORDS, AND ANY AMENDMENTS, MODIFICATIONS OR ANNEXATIONS SUBSEQUENT THERETO. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5236 WOODSIDE WAY, ANTIOCH, CA 94531 The undersigned Trustee dis-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TRUSTEE’S SALE # 08-2831- CA LOAN NO. 0032502585 TITLE ORDER # Q800816 APN NUMBER: 076-284-009-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 02-15- 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. ON 03-13-2009 AT 10:00 A.M., ROBERT E. WEISS INCORPORATED as the duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to deed of trust recorded 02-24-2006, book -, page -, instrument 2006-005803800 of official records in the office of the recorder of CONTRA COSTA county, California, executed by: ADRIAN VILLASENOR, A SINGLE MAN, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION SALE TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Place of sale: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said deed of trust in the property situated in said county,

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CITY NOTICES

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD ON THE ADOPTION OF TWO ORDINANCES TO AMEND CERTAIN TIME LIMITATIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE REDEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR THE BRENTWOOD ORIGINAL, BRENTWOOD ADDED AND NORTH BRENTWOOD ORIGINAL REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREAS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Brentwood, California (the “City Council”), will hold a public hearing on March 10, 2009, commencing at 7 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits, in the City Council Chambers, 734 Third Street, Brentwood, California, to consider adoption of two ordinances to amend certain time limitations with respect to the Redevelopment Plan (the “Redevelopment Plan”) for the Brentwood Original, Brentwood Added and North Brentwood Original Redevelopment Project Areas. Sections 33681.9 and 33681.12 of the Health and Safety Code, added by Senate Bills 1045 and 1096, respectively,

required the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Brentwood (the “Agency”) during the 2003-04, 2004-05 and 200506 fiscal years to make payments for deposit in Contra Costa County’s Educational Revenue Augmentation Fund. Section 33333.6 of the Health and Safety Code was amended by Senate Bills 1045 and 1096 to provide that when an agency is required to make a payment pursuant to Sections 33681.9 and 33681.12 the legislative body may, following a public hearing, adopt two ordinances to amend the redevelopment plan to extend the time limit of the effectiveness of the plan and the time limit to receive property tax increment and to repay indebtedness by one year for each year in which such a payment is made. For informational purposes, a map showing the general location of the Brentwood and North Brentwood Redevelopment Project Areas in the City of Brentwood is attached hereto as Exhibit A. Interested persons may inspect and, upon the payment of the costs of reproduction, obtain copies of the proposed Ordinances and any other in-

formation pertaining thereto at the office of the City Clerk of the City of Brentwood, City Hall, 708 Third Street, Brentwood, California. Interested persons may submit written comments addressed to the City Council of the City of Brentwood, 708 Third Street, California 94513, prior to the hour of 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2009. At the time and place noted above, all persons interested in the above matters may appear and be heard. In any court challenge of City Council decisions, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. DATED: February 23, 2009 /s/___________ Margaret Wimberly City Clerk of the City of Brentwood Attachment: Exhibit A – Map of the Brentwood and North Brentwood Redevelopment Project Areas Publication Date: February 27, 2009 EXHIBIT A MAP OF THE BRENTWOOD REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREAS Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: February 27, 2009

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ENTERTAINMENT OUT & ABOUT IN EAST COUNTY

Music

Events

Friday, Feb. 27 Dinner Jazz

Saturday, Feb. 28 Lions Crab Feed

Pianist Dave Roberts and bassist Karl Hartmann perform jazz standards, bossas and originals from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Shutters Brasserie, a French-American pub/bistro at Sunset Road and Elkins Way in Brentwood. For more information, call 925516-4131 or visit www.shuttersbrasserie. com or www.deltajazztrio.com.

Come out and support the Discovery Bay Lions Club, meet new friends and connect with old friends at the Lions’ annual crab feed. The dinner begins at 6 p.m. at Veterans Hall in Brentwood. Tickets are $40. For more information, call Shelli at 925-634-9291.

Karaoke

A crab feed at the Boys & Girls Club in Martinez will help support local and county 4-H, Grange and FFA Youths. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m.; tickets are $45. For more information, call Carla at 925-437-5222 or Paul at 925-820-1558.

Grazie’s Italian Restaurant in Brentwood hosts Karaoke with Carole, featuring Charlie on the blues harp, every Friday night from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. For more information, call 925-634-9223.

Saturday, Feb. 28 Dinner Jazz Pianist Dave Roberts and bassist/vocalist Betsy Stern play jazz standards, bossas and originals at Shutters Brasserie, a FrenchAmerican pub/bistro at Sunset Road and Elkins Way in Brentwood, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 925-5164131 or visit www.shuttersbrasserie.com or www.deltajazztrio.com.

Youth Fair Crab Feed

Tuesday, March 10 Wives, Witches and Wicked Women Discover the myths and facts about fascinating local women in our area’s history with local resident and writing coach Les Rae at the Oakley Library at 7 p.m. This is a free program for middle school and up. For more information, call 925-625-2400.

To have an entertainment event listed, e-mail information to calendar@ brentwoodpress.com by noon, Friday, at least one week prior to publication. Or post your event online at www.thepress.net. Saturday, March 14 Crab Feed The Knightsen Youth Association, which helps support 4-H and other youth groups, holds a Crab Feed at the Flor de Oakley hall. Tickets are $50. For more information, call 925-634-3681.

East County Stingrays Show your support of the Stingrays at the Fairgrounds in Antioch at the Stingrays’ second annual Crab Feed, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $45. For tickets and more information, call 925-706-1991.

Shows Friday, Feb. 27 ‘Little Women’ The Liberty High School Playmakers present “Little Women,” the Broadway musical, at the Liberty performing Arts Center beginning Friday, Feb. 27 and running through Saturday, March 7. Tickets are $12.50 for general admission; $9.50 for seniors and students. Tickets are available through www.showtix4u.com. For showtimes, visit www.lhsplaymakers.com.

‘Oliver’ with a Twist Heritage High School in Brentwood performs “Oliver!” – the musical adaptation

of the Charles Dickens classic – beginning Friday, Feb. 27 and running through Saturday, March 7. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door: $12 for adults; $10 for students and seniors.

Friday, March 6 ‘In the Mood’ The El Campanil Theatre hosts performances of the 1940’s big-band, swing dance musical “In the Mood” at 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 for orchestra level; $35 for loge level and $25 for opera level. For tickets and more information, visit www. elcampaniltheatre.com or call 925-757-9500.

Saturday, March 7 ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ The Children’s Theatre at El Campanil in Antioch performs “The Emperor’s New Clothes” on Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 8 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and $8 for youths. For tickets and more information, visit www. elcampaniltheatre.com or call 925-757-9500.

Thursday, March 12 ‘Proof’ Hapgood Theatre Company of Antioch performs “Proof,” the story of daughter of a recently deceased, brilliant but disturbed mathematics genius. Showtimes are Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 4 p.m. at the Nick Rodriguez Theater, 213 F. St. in Antioch. For tickets, call 925-757-9500 or visit www.hapgoodtheatre.org.

FEBRUARY 27, 2009

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CALENDAR LOCAL EVENTS & SERVICE CLUBS

Events

Friday, Feb. 27 Friday Fish Fry During Lent, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Brentwood hosts Friday Fish Fry (dine in or take out) from 4:30-7 p.m. every Friday until Easter. The cost is $10. For more information, call 925-634-4154.

Exercise Champs The Delta Family YMCA in Oakley holds a 90minute circuit-style class devoted to specialneeds teens and young adults. Classes are scheduled for Fridays, Feb. 27-April 3. For more information, call 925-625-9333 or e-mail dfyspkids@mdrymca.org.

Saturday, Feb. 28 Prom Provisions From 5-8 p.m., Grace Bible Fellowship of Antioch, 3109 Lone Tree Way, will be giving prom dresses and accessories to young ladies attending high school in the Antioch, Brentwood, Pittsbugh and surrounding communities. Donations are gladly accepted. For more information, call Doris at 209-271-8992.

AAU Traveling Team Bay Area Pride holds basketball tryouts for its traveling team at Deer Valley High School in Antioch from 10 a.m.-noon. For more information, call Lamont at 925-330-0052.

Historical Society Volunteers are needed to help the new season get underway at the East Contra Costa Historical Society. Orientation Days are Saturday, Feb. 28 and Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m. Opening Day is Saturday, March 28. For more information, call Dave or Joyce at 925-679-1024 or Pat at 925625-3553.

Local Artists Show Fridley Art Gallery, 613 First St. in Brentwood, hosts a local artists show Saturdays, Feb. 28March 7.

Delta Word Weavers Delta Word Weavers, a local group promoting oral storytelling in the community, offers workshops for teens from 1-2 p.m. on Saturdays, Feb. 28, March 7 and 14. A $40 donation is suggested. For more information and to sign up, call 925-437-1360.

Antioch Historical Society The Antioch Historical Society, 1500 W. Fourth St., hosts a display of vintage fashions during the month of February. The museum is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. Special tours of the museum are available by appointment only and may be arranged by calling 925-757-1326. Admission to the museum is free.

Sunday, March 1 PAL Wrestling Tournament Brentwood’s Police Activities League hosts its wrestling tournament for grades K-8 at Bristow Middle School at 9:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required. For cost and more information, call Harvey at 925-628-8447.

Delta Patriots Sign-ups for Delta Patriots Youth Football & Cheer begin Sunday, March 1. An open house and walk-in registration will be held Saturday, April 4 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Delta Patriots headquarters in Brentwood. For more information or to register, visit www.deltapatriots.com.

Tuesday, March 3 Tax Talks Meet with a representative from H&R Block, ready with all the 2008 tax information you need

To have a community event listed, e-mail information to calendar@ brentwoodpress.com by noon, Friday, at least one week prior to publication. Or post your event online at www.thepress.net.

to file your taxes, at the Oakley Library at 7 p.m. For more information, call 925-625-2400.

Antioch Riverview Garden Club Guest speaker Brian Kemble shows slides of the Ruth Bancroft Garden at 7 p.m. The Antioch Riverview Garden Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month at the Antioch Library. All are welcome. For more information, call Janice at 925-439-4483.

Wednesday, March 4 Golden Weights The Delta Family YMCA in Oakley offers a fiveweek class designed to challenge and educate seniors through a complete strength workout. For more information, call 925-625-9333 or email rawollenzien@mdrymca.org.

Antioch Sports Legends Museum Sports history buffs won’t want to miss the fascinating exhibits at the Antioch Sports Legends Museum, 1500 W. Fourth St. The museum is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. Special tours may be arranged by calling 925325-3255. Admission to the museum is free.

Thursday, March 5 Women on Weights (WOW) WOW’s five-week small group meets at the Delta Family YMCA in Oakley. The training is designed to educate and challenge you, and an instructor will guide you through a complete strengthbased work out. For more information, call 925625-9333 or e-mail rawollenzien@mdrymca.org.

Sign-ups Diehard Baseball

Sunday, March 8 in Pittsburgh’s city park. For more information, e-mail Ed Prieto at prieto14@ sbcglobal.net.

Biddy Outdoor Soccer Children 3 to 5 get a six-week introduction to soccer and team sports for one hour per week on Saturday mornings, beginning March 7, at Bristow Middle School in Brentwood. For more information, visit www.ci.brentwood.ca.us/ emotion.

Patriot Boys/Girls Volleyball Camp Volleyball camp for boys and girls 7 and older begins at the Heritage High gymnasium in Brentwood on Monday, March 23 and runs through Thursday, March 26 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The cost is $75. For more information, e-mail bhaldi@msn.com.

Online Driver’s Ed for Teens Learn the rules of the road in a fun, interactive, online course and earn a DMV-approved Certificate of Completion. This class is a prerequisite for teens under 17½ who wish to obtain a learner’s permit and driver’s license. The fee is $59. Call 925-779-7070, ext. 0 to sign up.

On the Horizon SEED Gala A Casino Night, fundraiser for the SEED Foundation will be held at the Discovery Bay Country Club on Saturday, March 7. For tickets and sponsor information, call Shelly at 925-6340850.

Bylaw Vote

Diehard Baseball Club is looking for two more players for its 13U team and one more for its 14U team. To set up an evaluation and for more information, e-mail diehardbaseballacademy@ yahoo.com or call Gary at 925-325-7397.

The Discovery Bay Property Owner’s Association will open its election committee bylaw vote counting to public viewing on Monday, March 9 at 6 p.m. at Delta Community Presbyterian Church in Discovery Bay. For more information, e-mail ralyman@mac.com.

East County Youth Football

LEAP

ECYF seeks people interested in coaching football and cheer and kids looking to sign up. Meetings are held at Aladino’s Pizza in Oakley. Sign-up fees have been reduced due to economic times. For more information, visit www. ecyflions.com or call Mario at 925-628-2443.

The Brentwood Union School District invites parents of Brentwood K-5 students to LEAP – Learning Excellence About Parenting – a free workshop on March 10 at Krey Elementary School. For more information, e-mail schurch@ brentwood.k12.ca.us.

East Diablo Youth Soccer League

First 5 Grants

Team selections and online registration begin March 1 and continue for the two following weekends at the Liberty High School stadium from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information and later dates, call 925-516-8260 or visit www.edysl. net.

First 5 Contra Costa offers grants of up to $10,000 for projects that benefit children 5 and younger. Applicants must attend a mandatory information workshop on Thursday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Church of Christ, 1020 E. Tregallas Road in Antioch. For more information, visit www.firstfivecc.org or call 925-771-7311.

Football and Cheer Delta Valley Wolfpack X-Man youth Football and Cheer sign-ups take place on Saturdays from noon-2 p.m. at Mountain Mikes Pizza, 3612 Lone Tree Way. No tryouts are required; no cuts will be made. For more information, e-mail deltavalleywolfpack@yahoo.com.

East Bay Bat Busters The Bat Busters fast-pitch softball team holds tryouts for its 16U and 18U teams for the next 30 days or until the roster is full. For more information, e-mail dan9gom@aol.com or call 925-5845979.

Infant/Toddler Sign Language The class, an introduction to using signs from American Sign Language, runs from March 3April 18 at 929 Second St. in Brentwood. A fee of $25 is required. For more information, call Jackie at 925-634-2565.

Delta Xplosion Competition tryouts for the Delta Xplosion U13 soccer team are held Saturday, March 7 and

Life Line Screening Reduce the risk of stroke and get a Life Line screening at Golden Hills Community Church in Brentwood on Wednesday, March 18. Appointments begin at 9 a.m. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call 800697-9721 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.

Delta Informal Gardeners The owner of Brentwood Iris Garden will speak at the Brentwood United Methodist Church Social Hall on Monday, March 23 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, call Jon at 925-240-6060 or visit www. deltainformalgardeners.org.

Prepare for U.S. Citizenship Liberty Adult Education in Brentwood will hold a free, six-class workshop beginning March 28 designed to prepare you for the U.S. Citizenship test. An intermediate/advanced ESL level is required. Classes run from 9 a.m.-noon through May 9. For more information, call 925-634-2565.

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