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Brentwood’s Ike Montañez received Los Medanos College’s Cesar Chavez Award last week for his commitment to public service. Photo courtesy of Laurie Huffman

LMC Chavez awards profile public service by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer The Cesar Chavez Recognition Awards, held recently at Los Medanos College (LMC) in Pittsburg, shined the local spotlight on individuals whose commitment to public service best exemplifies the spirit of the famed labor and human rights activist. But for this year’s four recipients, the evening was about more than the single honor; it was an opportunity to share the spotlight with the community at large. “This is such a great honor, and I see this recognition as a kind of catalyst for the great things people are doing in the community,”

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Fire hazard inspections On April 1, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) began vegetation hazard inspections throughout its jurisdiction. The inspections will be made in preparation for the upcoming 2009 fire season. All property owners are asked to provide the appropriate defensible space and fire breaks on their properties. Each year homes are lost due to wildfires. Many of these homes could have been saved by following a few simple steps: 1) Maintain a defensible space around your home by clear-

Chavez from page 3A – both of Oakley – were recipients of the Spirit Award, which honors local youth leaders. Marquez, 24, is the youth organizer for the Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization, (CCISCO), a youth advocacy group. Cardona, 22, was also recognized for his ongoing efforts to help youth and troubled teens throughout the county. For Cardona, the Spirit Award was an acknowledgement of his work. “I grew up being a little bit bad, and that is why I have a passion for working with teens,” said Cardona, a student at CSU East Bay. “I’ve been there, done that, and now I want to help others. This (award) is such an honor and is something I will share with my own kids some day.” Former Brentwood Citizen of the Year Ike Montañez took home top honors: the

ing all flammable vegetation within 100 feet of the structure; 2) Clear dead leaves and cut small trees and brush to leave widely spaced larger trees; 3) Trim tree limbs within 15 feet of your chimney and trim all dead limbs overhanging your home; and 4) put a spark arrester on all equipment and your chimney. Visit the district’s Web site, www.eccfpd.org, to obtain ECCFPD’s 2009 Vegetation Abatement standards. For additional questions or concerns, call ECCFPD’s Vegetation Abatement hotline at 925-250-5389.

Cesar Chavez Award. The longtime resident – who serves on a variety of nonprofit boards in the area, including One Day at a Time, A Place of Learning and the Village Community Resource Center – said being chosen for the Chavez Award was a humbling experience: “This is a great award, and as a Mexican-American it really means a lot to me. He (Chavez) is the one who really started the Mexican-American civil rights movement, and as I looked out into the audience that night and saw all those faces, I remember thinking that we all owe him (Chavez) a large debt of gratitude.” Also honored at the event was Pittsburg High School Counselor Pat Diokno, who was presented with the East County Educator Award for her work and commitment to student success and educational equality, especially among low-income students, and students of color.

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Schools offer help by Samie Hartley Staff Writer In an effort to support local families, three school districts are joining forces with service groups to establish a resource for those in need during these challenging economic times. Debbie Norgaard, adult education coordinator for the Liberty Union High School District, is assembling a resource fair to help local families, specifically with limited English speaking abilities, find the help they need to keep their heads above water in the squall of a down economy. The community resource fair – Resources for Challenging Times – is the first event to be hosted by Far East County Community-Based Collaborative, a group that unites Brentwood, Liberty and Oakley school districts with organizations such as Families Forward, Mercy Housing, and the Village Community Resource Center to help families in need receive aid from local organizations. “I hope folks will be able to realize that there are plenty of resources here to help them through these challenging times,” Norgaard said. “I hope they will gain the confidence to approach these resources for help without fear. Hopefully, people will become more comfortable seeking out these resources.” The resource fair takes place on Saturday, April 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at

the Community Education Center, 929 Second St. in Brentwood. For more information, call Norgaard at 925-6342565, ext. 1073. Edna Hill Middle School will also be hosting a resource fair next week to help families find the proper support systems to ensure that their children make a successful transition to high school. Vice Principal Amy Wallace said the focus of the fair is to provide families with resources to make the change seamless, but agencies will also be on hand to provide support to families who might be struggling because of the economy. “With the state of the economy, there are a lot of families who are in crisis right now,” Wallace said. “Education is not only about academics. We want to help the community network with local agencies and learn about resources that are available to them. This event will be beneficial to anyone new to Brentwood who is looking with a basic orientation to local resources that are available in Brentwood as well as Oakley, Antioch and Pittsburg.” The Edna Hill Family Resource Night takes place from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14 at 140 Birch St. in Brentwood. Agencies scheduled to attend include Sylvan Learning Center, Police Activities League, and East Bay Works. For more information, call Wallace at 925-513-6440.

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Distinctive graduates tell their stories reception that afternoon. Rick’s father Richard accepted the honor on his son’s behalf. Rick, the associate commissioner of sports administration and championships for the Sun Belt Conference, was recognized as a graduate of distinction for his contributions to business. Richard recalled how his son was always interested in sports and he shared a story with the audience about how he knew his son would go on to be an asset in the sports community. “I would take him to the high school basketball games, and we were always the first to arrive and the last to leave,” Mello said. “I’d sit with him and watch the game, and when it was over I’d go wait in the car. I’d watch the spectators leave, the team leave and then the coaches, and I’d wonder ‘where is Rick?’ I’d go back in the gym to find him and there he’d be, sitting writing down statistics. I thought for a time that he was working for the janitorial staff.” During the reception, the honorees were each awarded a plaque with a list of their post-high school accomplishments that contributed to their most recent accolade. Vilchez, DeGuire, and Mello also received certificates from County Superintendent Joe Ovick, Brentwood Mayor Bob Taylor and Oakley Mayor Carol Rios. Representatives for Contra Costa County Supervisor Mary Piepho, Congressmen Jerry McNerney and Senator Mark DeSaulnier also presented certificates. State Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan made an appearance at the reception and congratulated not only the honorees but the teachers and school staff who contributed to the honorees’ success. The LUHSD Graduates of Distinction program recognizes students who have found success following graduation from high school. The awards are conferred every two years. To nominate a student for the honor, visit www. libertyuhsd.k12.ca.us.

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Sixty years after graduating from Liberty High School, Manuel Vilchez returned to the hallowed grounds of his alma mater to accept the honor of 2009 Liberty Union High School District Graduate of Distinction. Vilchez, accompanied by fellow honoree Nancy DeGuire, toured the triple crown of Liberty Union High School District on April 3, visiting Freedom and Heritage high schools, but the trip to Liberty was special – it was home. Vilchez spoke to a crowd of more than 200 students and staff, a massive assembly compared to the 70 students he graduated with in 1949. The campus is nothing like it was all those years ago, he said, recalling how he helped firefighters battle a blaze that took down the school’s science building. As Vilchez recalled manning one of the hoses, the crowd of young students cheered. Honored for his civic contributions, Vilchez worked his way up through the ranks at the Brentwood Post Office and became Post Master in 1970. He used his story to encourage students to work hard and seize every opportunity. “I am a firm believer that with some guidance and assistance, you can achieve your goals … You should devote yourself to a specific achievement and strive for that plan.” DeGuire, 1982 graduate honored for her work in education, also had words of wisdom to share with the crowd. She joked with students as she encouraged them to go to college and get the “twofer,” a degree as well as a spouse, just as she did when she attended the University of the Pacific, where she is now director of postgraduate professional education at the Thomas J. Long School of

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Superintendent shift at Liberty district

Jerry Glenn, left, will take over as superintendent of the Liberty Union High School District when Dan Smith, right, retires in July.

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Dan Smith is stepping down as superintendent of the Liberty Union High School District at the top of his game. During his 15 years at the helm of the district, he has overseen the opening of two high schools as the student population exploded from 2,500 to more than 7,000. During that time, all three schools, Liberty, Freedom and Heritage

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high schools, were recognized as Distinguished High Schools of California. After helping the district successfully transition into a new century, Smith said he has no doubts about his decision to retire. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the right time for me and for the district,â&#x20AC;? Smith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The district is in really good shape right now, and I think it is a good time to leave while the district is doing well. I feel good about the job Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done here. I love this district. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our schools are thriving. Heritage was just recognized as a 2009 distinguished high school. La Paloma is one of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s models for continuation schools, and Independence is now a fully accredited high school. We are also strong financially, and we have plans to build a fourth high school, so we are in good shape at this time. Knowing that, I think this is the right time to move on.â&#x20AC;? Smith said he plans to take time to travel and play golf, but he wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t rule out serving as an educational consultant in the future. He also looks forward to spending more time with his family. The time off is well deserved considering the average California high school superintendent serves an average of only three years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a change in my life that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking forward to,â&#x20AC;? Smith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel blessed to have had a great time here, not only for the longevity of my career, but for the many positive people Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had the chance to work with. I have fantastically positive memories from my time here, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m proud of the work Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done.â&#x20AC;? Smith said one of his proudest accomplishments is maintaining the student-first focus as the school district expanded. As the student population rapidly grew and the district worked to meet the demands of the changes, Smith said the district never lost sight of the importance to put the well-being of the studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; education ahead of everything else. â&#x20AC;&#x153;During the time of rapid growth, we were able to maintain focus on the students,â&#x20AC;? Smith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Through the joint effort of the teachers, the administrators, the support staff and the parents, we have made sure the students have had access to a quality educational program â&#x20AC;Ś I hope I am remembered as someone who genuinely cared about the kids. I gave a lot of energy to this job and the district, but I have received even more. I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have asked for a better experience.â&#x20AC;? Smith said he never planned to be a superintendent. He began his career as a social studies teacher and counselor at Orland High School, north of Sacramento, before serving the Piedmont Unified School District as a full-time counselor. He worked his way through see Superintendent page 14A

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the ranks, from assistant principal to principal at Piedmont High School, and then was promoted to assistant superintendent of the district before coming to LUHSD in 1994. After 15 years as superintendent, Smith will step down on July 17 and pass the torch to Associate Superintendent Jerry Glenn. Smith said knowing that Glenn was in consideration for the position made the idea of retiring a little easier, as Glenn and Smith have developed a friendship marked by mutual respect. Glenn was appointed as Smith’s successor two days after Smith announced his retirement on March 30. Glenn said he is honored to be selected and flattered that the school board appointed him with a unanimous vote. Glenn joined the LUHSD in 2002 as assistant superintendent of human resources and was promoted to associate superintendent in 2006. Unlike Smith, Glenn said he always had aspirations to become a superintendent. “When I was a young teacher being interviewed for the position of assistant principal (at San Lorenzo High School), the superintendent asked me what my career goals were and I told him that I wanted to be sitting in his chair – I wanted his job,” Glenn said. “Looking back on it now, I guess that was a little cheeky of me, but this is something I’ve always wanted.” Glenn began his career as a biology teacher in the San Lorenzo Unified

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School District, where he also taught special education and coached team sports. He served as assistant principal and principal of San Lorenzo High School before coming to the LUHSD seven years ago. Glenn said he had friends who lived in the area and heard a lot of good things about the school district. He decided it was where he wanted to be, especially since the school district was just for high schools – the educational level he enjoys most. “I’m a high school guy – I like this group,” Glenn said. “There is sophistication to high school students. They are entering the higher levels of thinking and they are becoming adults. It’s an exciting and challenging time, and the high school experience is so enriching for young people.” Glenn said he has no plans for any drastic changes to the school district once he takes over in July. He said Smith has set a good example and he will follow that lead. He said now that the student population has slowed its growth, it’s time to take move the focus away from expanding and take an internal inventory of the district’s resources. While he takes on the challenge of building the fourth high school, he said his first goal is to tighten up all the existing programs to make sure students are getting the best education the LUHSD has to offer. Until then, Glenn said he looks forward to working with Smith to get up to speed on all the issues, and is ready for the challenge that awaits him this summer.

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Left, Sophomores Ryan Maurice and Rita Barakat share a dance and a laugh. Right, Carol Hilmer and her fiancé Bill Phelps were all smiles at the Spring Swing Fling.

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Two generations get into the swing of things by Elysia Cook Correspondent Those with fond memories of the swing dance era and those who were born decades afterward came together and kicked up their heels recently at Heritage High School’s third annual Spring Swing Fling. The event, put on by the Heritage

Performing Arts Boosters Club, bridged the generational gap and gave patrons the opportunity to swing dance to music provided by the Heritage Jazz Band and the Summerset Big Band. “This is a fun opportunity to dance,” said Heritage librarian Diane Alexander. “I think it’s nice to see the kids swing dance, because you never see that any

other time.” The evening started with a basic swing dance lesson by professional and local dance teacher Cozette Hileman. Following the lesson, attendees took the dance floor and danced the night away with their newly acquired moves. “One of the most fun aspects was the dance lesson, seeing adults and kids out

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there swinging,” Heritage Jazz Band conductor Steve Ernest said. “The enthusiasm was just as great as last year,” said Hileman said. “They (the kids) committed to the dancing and didn’t just sit back and say, ‘This is old people’s dance.’ They were jumping and jiving!” Attendees also shared enthusiasm about the music played at the event – music that paid tribute to the 1940s and ’50s. “Some things student and adults don’t agree on, but everyone likes this music,” attendee Bill Phelps said. “This music bridges the gap. Some music won’t be played 50 years from now, but this music can be played forever.” Tunes included the well-known Glenn Miller songs “In the Mood” and “Moonlight Serenade” and the Frank Sinatra favorite “New York, New York.” The evening ended on a high note when adult couple Robert and Kathi Reed and student couple Nate Kusha and Hannah Linden won the dance contest, earning tickets to the Rave movie theater. A raffle held after the contest gave away two bottles of wine donated from Reed, plus Starbucks gift cards donated from the company, and $90 garnered from a 50/50 drawing. The annual event is the Performing Arts Boosters Club’s biggest fundraiser. After this year’s budget cuts decreased the amount of money available for the club, the need for profit from the Spring Swing Fling became even more pressing. And the money earned from this year’s Fling did not disappoint. “We did fairly well,” according to Lisa Wheable, president of the Performing Arts Booster club. “We earned enough to provide two $500 scholarships this year.” Ernest was also pleased with how the dance turned out. “Both of the bands had their tunes nailed down,” he said. “And it was fun to combine bands in the end.” “I had a blast,” said Jazz Band member Emily Grace. “The dance showed that old people are cooler than we think, and swing dancing is fun and not obsolete.”

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Celebrate, remember, fight back In 2008, the American Cancer Society changed the Relay for Life’s motto to “Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back.” From my perspective, this is exactly what happens at the 24-hour Relay for Life, which has become a signature event in many communities throughout the U.S. As the Relay opens, we celebrate the lives of those who have survived, the many who are still fighting cancer, and family and friends who lost their battle. As the daylight ends, the track is illuminated with hundreds of luminaria in a ceremony that allows Relayers an opportunity to reflect thoughtfully, remembering again those whose lives we have celebrated during the day. Why do we Relay? The answer is varied. In the big picture, we Relay to assist the American Cancer Society in its goal to detect cancer earlier, strive for better treatment of cancer when it is detected and conduct research to eventually eradicate this horrid disease. Many of us have chosen the American Cancer Society because the money we raise is used to fight all types of cancer.

On a more personal level, those who participate do so either to celebrate the life of someone who is battling cancer, remember someone close to them who has succumbed to cancer, and do what they can to fight back. My mother died of lung cancer in 1978 and a brother died from pancreatic cancer in 1998 at age 50. My wife is a breast cancer survivor. Team Co-captains Kathy Morford and Karen Troy of Donna’s Trooper’s have told me that their Girl Scout Troop is participating in honor of Donna Gutridge, who has just been diagnosed with a very aggressive strain of breast cancer. Vicky Kelsey captains Team Suzie Q. She tells me that she has lost two loved ones to cancer during the past year. Vicky no longer wants to just stand by and hope for a cure. She wants to be a part of the solution. East County is hosting three Relay For Life events this year: Oakley’s relay takes place at Freedom High on May 2-3 (www. relayforlife.org/oakleyca), Brentwood’s event will be held at Liberty High on June 13-14

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Luminarias add their warm glow to the 2007 Relay for Life in Brentwood. (www.relayforlife.org./brentwoodca), and Antioch’s relay takes place at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg on July 27-28

(www.relayforlife.org/antiochca). Online donations are accepted. – Contributed by Ron Yarolimek

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The problems with Brentwood’s garbage plan by Brandon Richey Brentwood City Council Recently, the Brentwood City Council approved the initial study and the mitigated-negative declaration for a $9.8 million expansion of the city’s Solid Waste Transfer Station. The expansion will take Brentwood’s current 2.8-acre outdoor site UEST north of the SunCOMMENT set Sports Complex and south of the Brentwood Wastewater Treatment Plant and convert it to a 5.7-acre, partially enclosed site 1,000 feet north of the existing station. While I definitely want the Transfer Station away from our sports complex, the proposed plan causes me grave concerns. I was the lone dissenting vote, as

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it passed 4 to 1, with only one singular Brentwood resident commenting on the project. The devil is in the details and there are a number of unanswered questions about the transfer station expansion that I believe need to be investigated before we sink $9.8 million into a garbage project we just don’t need. Here are some facts the Brentwood community should ponder: The cities of Berkeley and Santa Cruz are the only cities in California that currently own and operate their own transfer stations. The remaining cities contract out to privately owned transfer stations because it has proven more cost effective. (Cost-effective garbage operations translate to lower service rates to the citizens.) We already have a transfer station located nearby in East County in the industrial area of Pittsburg. In 2004, the new transfer station was

LETTERS Free immunizations available Editor: Thank you for your timely article on immunization and the lack of which has caused great risk for our children, teachers and elderly. My own daughter is a fourthgrade teacher in Tracy, and last year at the age of 41, contracted whooping cough. Childhood diseases can be very dangerous for adults. Due to this very real threat and the current economy, where families are losing jobs and medical insurance, the GFWC Woman’s Club of Antioch has moved forward with an immunization project. The Woman’s Club is partnering with the Contra Costa County Health Department to present two free immunization clinics to be held in the fall. It is our intention to write a grant to the Keller Canyon Mitigation Fund for the $5,500 representing our share of the cost of the clinic. Unfortunately, the grants will not

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budgeted to cost $4.8 million. In 2005, the costs swelled another $3.2 million to $8 million. Now, in 2009, the anticipated cost has ballooned to $9.8 million. During the planning phase of this project, sufficient revenue to fund the expansion was not garnered, so the city increased its garbage rates. We are now operating under a rate study intended to fund the transfer station expansion; however, these rates are designed to support an $8 million facility, not a $9.8 million facility. It seems a rate increase will be in store for Brentwood residents for this project to go forward. I do not support building a new, huge facility on the backs of Brentwood’s residents. Brentwood’s current transfer station facility, while less modern, is permitted to receive up to 400 tons per day of Brentwood’s solid waste. It is currently taking in 150 tons per day of our trash – 250 tons less than its current permit capacity. It is

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be announced or awarded until long after the two clinics have been held. We are taking a financial risk, not knowing if the grant will come through, but we believe the threat to our children’s health is such that the risk is warranted. We are appealing to the public and other service clubs for donations to offset the $5,500 cost to the club. If we receive more than needed, we will schedule an additional immunization clinic. The first clinic to be held will be on Aug. 5 at the clubhouse at 509 G St. inAntioch. The second clinic will be scheduled for September. The immunizations will be available to everyone for free. No charge and no financial questions asked. We encourage all families with preschoolers, infants or school-age children, including teens, all teachers with outdated immunizations, all at-risk adults and any resident of East County from the Concord hills east to Discovery Bay to schedule a visit to the GFWC Woman’s Club of Antioch on Aug. 5 for free immunization. Any public contributions can be sent to the Woman’s Club of Antioch, P.O. Box 1422, Antioch, CA 94509. Please help us protect the health of our teachers and students. Elizabeth Rimbault Special Projects Chair Women’s Club of Antioch

Let the experts expound Editor: As a concerned 15-year-old citizen of Knightsen, I attended the town and school board meetings that talked about the changes in Knightsen. I came home wondering why public officials and others who don’t live in our town are telling us what is best for us. I am disappointed that our green way of

anticipated that Brentwood will grow only another 1 percent by the year 2013. Given this data, the city has a 250-ton-per-day capacity still remaining at our existing transfer station. Therefore, we have enough capacity to last decades, if not more, before needing an expanded facility. The proposed plan is to accept up to 1,000 pounds of trash each day! In order to reach this magnitude of trash, we would have to start accepting other cities’ trash! I fear the proposed transfer station will make Brentwood the trash dump for all of far East County. If Brentwood follows a plan presented by its own consultant, the proposed facility would begin taking in and processing garbage from other neighboring cities. Given that the city is asking to increase its permit capacity for its transfer station from 400 tons see Garbage page 22A

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life could end. When most kids are sleeping in on a Saturday, farm kids are doing chores, helping their families to bring home the bacon – literally. Why not ask families, farmers and ranchers who have cared for the land what would be best? By the way, did I understand this right? – that only vegetables and fruit are considered agriculture? Does the 4-H Club and FFA know that their animals are no longer considered agriculture … ? I’m flustered! Alex Last Knightsen

East County Museum opens with flair Editor: Thank you to all of you who came to our opening day. Because of you it was a great success. Thank you for your support. Thank you to the crafters and vendors, to DJs Jarad, Donna and Kamrin from Altered Canvas, who played great tunes. Thank you to Lucky’s, Raley’s and CentroMart in Oakley. Thank you to Peet’s Coffee, the Rotary, Brentwood Café and Brentwood Fine Meats. Thank you to the Boulevard Knights Car Club, ECCHS members and friends. And to the people who brought out their beautiful cars for everyone to admire, thank you. If you didn’t make it Saturday, come by on Saturdays from 2 to 4, and the third Sunday each month from 2 to 4, April through October. With all your help and support, we will be there again this year to share the past. Thank you again. Dave and Joyce De Cato Brentwood

Civic Center project poorly timed Editor: How can it be the right time when the entire council cannot even agree on this project? To begin with, the Civic Center should never have been allowed to be built on the Brentwood park property. (It was, in fact, deeded to the community to stay a park forever! Not to be cut up and rearranged at the council’s whim.) The downtown area is way too crowded now with the city employee cars that are permitted to park wherever they like. We need to attract new retail businesses to downtown and allow parking for their customers. The Civic Center is not a retail business and does not need to be in the center of our historic downtown, especially at such a ridiculous price tag. City employees are being laid off, city rates, etc. are increasing and community services/activities are being stopped – yet the Civic Center, with its huge expected cost, is still in the works? Where are those much-needed additional police officers you said we would get? It seems the self-righteous/greedy mentality of those CEO bank/insurance executives that has put this country in turmoil has taken over the Brentwood City Council. I for one am scared to death at what this council is doing and so should you. Whatever happened to “public service” and putting the citizens first? If the City of Oakley can build a City Hall for $10 million, I say: why can’t we? We cannot be spending money we don’t have. … Kathy Fredenberg Brentwood

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A sampling of recent law enforcement activity reported by East County police departments. BRENTWOOD March 25, 12:50 p.m. An unidentified person broke the rear sliding glass door of residence on Tamalpais Way. March 25, 11:44 p.m. A subject who contacted a resident of Springhaven Drive in violation of a restraining order was arrested and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility. March 26, 10:36 a.m. A subject was released on a Juvenile Affidavit after stealing items from a business on Lone Tree Way. March 26, 8:02 p.m. An unidentified person sent a threatening e-mail to a resident of Arch Court. March 26, 10:53 p.m. At a business on Balfour Road, an unidentified person stole two 18-packs of beer. March 27, 3:33 p.m. At a business on Sand Creek Road, a subject was placed under citizen’s arrest for embezzlement. He was released on a Promise To Appear. March 27, 6:10 p.m. A resident of Crystal Spring Circle reported that his personal information was used in a credit card purchase in Massachusetts. March 28, 10:48 a.m. An unidentified person dumped a sofa and chair curbside on McClarren Road. March 28, 3:25 p.m. On Minnesota Avenue at Central Boulevard, an unidentified person brandished a firearm. March 28, 5:58 p.m. On Dumbarton Drive at Dunedin Drive, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. His vehicle was towed. March 28, 8:18 p.m. On Brentwood Boulevard, a subject was found to be intoxicated and unable to care for himself. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. March 29, 7:56 a.m. A TV was stolen from the garage of a residence on Ralston Court. March 29, 1:42 p.m. On the Highway 4 Bypass at Sand Creek Road, an unidentified person rear-ended another driver and fled the scene. March 29, 10 p.m. An unidentified person

LOGS shattered the passenger window of a vehicle parked on Lone Tree Way and stole an iPod. March 30, 10:40 a.m. An unidentified person forced entry into residence on Armstrong Way and ransacked the house. March 30, 6:23 p.m. An unidentified person shot the window of a business on Brentwood Boulevard with a pellet gun. March 30, 6:28 p.m. In violation of a restraining order, an unidentified person contacted a resident of Newton Drive through a third party. March 30, 7:21 p.m. On Claremont Court, a verbal dispute turned into a physical altercation. March 31, 1:43 p.m. On Lone Tree Way at Heidorn Ranch Road, a vehicle resembling a police car attempted to conduct a traffic stop. March 31, 10:12 p.m. At a business on Chestnut Street, an unidentified person used a counterfeit bill to purchase a pizza. March 31, 10:27 p.m. On Armstrong Way at Hudson Place, two unidentified persons, one of whom was carrying a silver handgun, robbed their victim of a cell phone and car stereo. The subjects fled in a black vehicle. 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 April 1, 3:30 a.m. Antioch police officers were dispatched in response to a call for assistance regarding a domestic dispute on the 1700 block of Magnolia Way. Upon arrival, officers saw the female who had made the call walking away from the house. She spoke briefly to the officers, but refused to cooperate, attempting to guide them away from the residence. Officers were already aware of the identity of the person with whom she had been arguing, and that he was on searchable felony probation. As officers approached the front of the residence, Richie Asidanya, a 24-year-old Antioch resident, also on felony probation for drug offenses, opened the front door. When officers informed Asidanya that they intended on searching the residence, he ran into the house but was quickly detained. As officers searched the remainder of the house, they located 21-year-old Antioch resident Frank Stephenson on a mattress

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At a business on Chestnut Street, an unidentified person used a counterfeit bill to purchase a pizza. March 31, 10:12 p.m., Brentwood in a bedroom, holding a loaded semi-automatic handgun near his head. Also found in the bedroom were 305 grams of marijuana packaged for sale. Another 60 grams of marijuana was located downstairs, where Asidanya was found. A third female subject, a visitor of Stephenson, was located inside the residence. Stephenson and Asidanya were arrested for possession of marijuana for sale, felon in possession of a handgun, and felon in possession of ammunition. Asidanya was also charged with violation of probation and Stephenson with violation of parole. The female was arrested for possession of marijuana for sale, but after further investigation it was determined that she was not involved. She was released without charges. April 1, 9:33 p.m. Antioch police officers were dispatched to 3421 Hudson Court regarding a 911 call made by a reporting party crying over the phone. At about the same time, security personnel in the area reported hearing shots fired. Upon arrival, officers were directed to an apartment in the complex, where they found the victim, 22-yearold Antioch resident Tereall Eugene Atkins, suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Lifesaving efforts were attempted, but the victim was declared deceased at the scene. On Friday, April 3 at approximately 3 p.m., 20-year-old Montai Glaspie was arrested without incident on Feather Way in Antioch by personnel from the Antioch Police Department, California State Parole and the U.S. Marshall’s Office. He was charged with parole violation and the murder of Atkins. Those with more information should call Detective Bittner at 925-779-6939. For information on law enforcement in Antioch, visit www.ci.antioch.ca.us/citygov/ police. OAKLEY March 23 – A stolen vehicle was recovered on the 500 block Norcross Lane. March 23 – A suspicious circumstance was reported on the 5000 block of Martin Street March 23 – Incidents of vandalism were reported on the 800 block of Weibel Circle and the 100 block of Laurel Road. March 24 – On Filbert Court at Macadamia Lane, a subject was charged with violating the terms of his probation. March 24 – On the 100 block of Ontario

Street, a subject was arrested for interfering with a public officer. March 24 – On the 400 block of Almondtree Circle, a subject was found in violation of a court order. March 24 – Vehicle accidents with property damage took place on Live Oak Avenue at Main Street, and Empire Avenue at Gateway Drive. March 25 – On Laurel Road at Quail Valley Run, a subject was arrested for possession of marijuana for sale. March 25 – On Big Break Road at Main Street, a subject was cited for driving without a license. March 25 – An arrest warrant was issued on the 300 block of Hazelnut Lane. March 25 – A subject was found to be driving under the influence on the 100 block of Carol Lane. March 25 – Petty theft was reported on the 5000 block of Fernwood Court. March 25 – Incidents of vandalism were reported on the 100 block of Oregano Court, and the 900 block of Almond Drive. March 26 – A vehicle parked on the 100 block of Almaden Court was stolen. March 26 – On West Cypress Road at Waterford Way, a subject was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs. March 26 – Arson was reported on the 1900 block of Chardonnay Drive. March 26 – A residence on the 2000 block of Rubens Way was burglarized. March 27 – An assault with a deadly weapon took place on Sunrise Meadow at Walnut Meadows Drive. March 27 – On the 800 block of Almond Drive, a subject was arrested for public intoxication. March 28 – On the 200 block of East Home Street, a subject was found to have received stolen property. March 28 – Malicious phone calls were made to a resident of the 1300 block of Yosemite Circle. March 29 – Arrest warrants were issued on Laurel Road at Oak Grove Drive, and the 5400 block of Sunset Meadows Lane. March 29 – Cases of misdemeanor driving under the influence occurred on Laurel Road at Oak Grove Drive, and Carol Lane at Main Street.

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Park from page 1A Circle faces the bridge on the park trail. She said that since the park opened, she has had to put up with increased foot traffic, noise, gunfire, trash and dogs that are off their leash and barking at her dog. “We were initially told by East Bay regional parks that this (trail) would be regularly policed,” she said. “I’ve never seen anyone police the trail or the bridge area, and I walk that area every single day. It’s definitely a situation that is becoming increasingly bad with the continued development of the science center.” Russo also said that $28,000 of damage was done to her pool and concrete by the pile-driving equipment used to construct the bridge. She said that a park official had told her she would be compensated, but she then received a letter saying EBRPD has no liability. Councilwoman Pat Anderson asked city staff to set up a meeting with park officials and neighbors to address the concerns.

Reservoir from page 1A The larger expansion would inundate the marina on the south side of the reservoir, which is accessed off of Vasco Road. It includes a concession building, picnic area, fishing, boating, amphitheater and fish-cleaning stations. As a result, it’s likely that the marina facilities will be moved to the north side of the reservoir, closer to Brentwood, with access off of Walnut Boulevard. Currently, that area contains only a parking lot and interpretive center, providing a short walk to a fishing pier, one of two

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The park along Oakley’s Big Break shoreline will include a 150-seat amphitheatre, picnic area, children’s play area, large Delta map and kayak launch site.

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piers on the west side of the reservoir. Los Vaqueros recreation also includes 55 miles of trails – 39 miles reserved for hikers and 16 miles designed for multi-use. The trails would also be offlimits to the public during the expansion construction, except for a short segment of the Miwok Trail in order to maintain connectivity between Round Valley and Morgan Territory regional preserves. “This restriction of public access and use is necessary for public safety during the construction period due to the substantial amount of construction

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activity that would be occurring within the watershed along with the substantial construction traffic, including movement of heavy equipment and materials,” the EIR states. In addition to the severe curtailment of recreation during construction, waterrelated activities such as boating and fishing will be restricted for one year prior to the start of construction while the water is drawn down, and one year after construction while the reservoir is refilled. A meeting was held April 2 at Iron House Elementary School in Oakley to

provide information on the proposed expansion and get public comments to be evaluated in the final EIR. Only a handful of people showed up and only one man spoke, asking whether the proposed peripheral canal would impact the reservoir’s water quality. That question will be addressed in the final EIR. The public comment period for the EIR is open until Tuesday, April 21. Written comments may be e-mailed to lvstudies@hotmail.com, and the report viewed online at www.lvstudies.com or at the Antioch and Brentwood libraries.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND AVAILABILITY OF A FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT FOR THE SCIORTINO RANCH PROJECT Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on Tuesday, April 21, 2009, hold a public hearing in the City Council Chambers at 734 Third Street, Brentwood, California to consider the following: An application for the 65-acre mixeduse Sciortino Ranch project, located directly east of the intersection of Sand Creek Road and Brentwood Boulevard (APN 016-170-012 and 016-170-013). The proposed mix of uses includes commercial, retail (including one big box as a permitted use), office, institutional (i.e. educational), single-family residential, multi-family residential, and parks. The proposed layout of the respective uses is shown on a map on the reverse side of this notice, and could include any combination of the following: Residential Very High Density (up to 30 units per acre) up to 33 acres High Density (up to 20 units per acre) up to 22.9 acres Medium Density (up to 11 units per acre)up to 30.1 acres Commercial/ Office/ Industrial General Retail up to 30.9 acres Business Park up to 30.9 acres Park 5.1 acres The applicant is requesting approval of the following entitlements for the project: • A General Plan amendment (GPA 09-01) to modify the Land Use Element related to the text for Special Planning Area A and to make the associated change to the Land Use Map; and • A rezone (RZ 06-13) to establish a list of allowable uses and development standards, including site-specific design guidelines, for the Planned Development No. 55 Zone; and • A tentative subdivision map (TSM 9152) to subdivide the project site into 11 parcels for future mixed-use development. Applicant: New Urban Communities Partners Written comments may be mailed to Principal Planner Erik Nolthenius at the City of Brentwood, 118 Oak Street, Brentwood, California, 94513, e-mailed to enolthenius@ci.brentwood.ca.us, or provided by fax at (925) 516-5407. Principal Planner Erik Nolthenius may also

be contacted by telephone directly at (925) 516-5137. Before any court challenge of Planning Commission decisions, you are required to appeal the decision to the City Council no later than the time period provided under the City’s Municipal Code. In addition 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 Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. A Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) has been prepared for this project pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act to assess potentially adverse environmental impacts. The FEIR is available for review and comment from April 10, 2009 – April 20, 2009. All comments on the FEIR must be received no later than 5:00 PM, April 20, 2009. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: April 10, 2009

11, 2009 at 5:00 pm. Applicant: The City of Brentwood Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 734 Third Street, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Principal Planner Erik Nolthenius [(925) 516-5137 or enolthenius@ ci.brentwood.ca.us] in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 118 Oak Street, Brentwood, California 94513. Before any court challenge of Planning Commission decisions, you are required to appeal the decision to the City Council no later than the time period provided under the City’s Municipal Code. In addition 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 Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: April 10, 2009

one 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. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: April 3, 10, 2009

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND AVAILABILITY OF A SUBSEQUENT MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION CIVIC CENTER PARKING Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on May 19, 2009, hold a public hearing to consider the following: An amended design review application (DR 07-16-A1) to modify the Brentwood Civic Center project to include a 76space surface parking lot, rather than a 280-space parking garage, in the first phase of construction. The second phase would include construction of the 280-space parking garage to take the place of the surface parking lot. The project site is approximately 5.5 acres in size, and is bounded by Second Street, Oak Street, and Liberty High School (APN 013-041-008, APN 013-041009, and APN 013-042-001). A subsequent mitigated negative declaration has been prepared for this project pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), to assess potentially adverse environmental impacts. A draft of the subsequent mitigated negative declaration will be available beginning April 10, 2009 for public review and comment in the Community Development Department for a period of 30 days. The deadline for submission of written comments on this environmental document ends on May

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Brentwood will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on April 14, 2009, to consider the following matter: Consideration of a Resolution amending Resolution No. 2008-224 revising the 2008/2009 Cost Allocation Plan and Schedule of City fees associated with the use of the Blue Goose Park, Brentwood Skate Park, and program and facility rental fees. Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 734 Third Street, Brentwood, CA 94513. Further information may be obtained from City Hall, 708 Third Street, Brentwood, California 94513, (925) 516-5400. If you challenge the City Council’s action in court, 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: March 30, 2009 /s/_________________________ Margaret Wimberly, CMC City Clerk Publish: April 3, 2009 and April 10, 2009 If you challenge the City Council’s action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or some-

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on April 21, 2009, hold a public hearing to consider the following: An application for a conditional use permit (CUP 09-05) to operate a dance studio and cheerleading gym known as Legends All Stars, within a 3,360 square-foot tenant space in a light industrial building located at 580 Valdry Court, Suites 1 through 3, within the Brentwood Business Center (APN 010160-028). Applicant: Brittani Barman Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 734 Third Street, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Assistant Planner Tim Nielsen (925) 516-5151 or tnielsen@ ci.brentwood.ca.us in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 118 Oak Street, Brentwood, California 94513. Before any court challenge of Planning Commission decisions, you are required to appeal the decision to the City Council no later than the time period provided under the City’s Municipal Code. In addition 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 Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: April 10, 2009

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Garbage from page 18A per day to 1,000 tons per day, it seems to me the only way the city-owned transfer station could justify the $9.8 million expenditure is if it planned on revenue from other cities’ garbage. Thus, Brentwood would be the new dumping ground for Antioch and other East County cities. In the details of the transfer station study and mitigated-negative declaration document, it modifies the city’s permit to allow 500 garbage trucks per day – that’s 1,000 garbage truck trips – through the heart of Brentwood to and from the newly approved transfer station site. That does not include the 53 large transfer trucks – that’s 106 truck trips – in and out of Brentwood. The document plainly

states that the following highly-traveled Brentwood roads will be impacted: Sunset Road, Grant Road, Brentwood Boulevard, Lone Tree Way, Sycamore Avenue, Central Boulevard, Sellers Avenue and Elkins Way. If all of the above issues are not cause enough to pause, at the council meeting on Feb. 24, when the garbage plan was approved, city staff could not tell us how much Brentwood ratepayers would be paying in increased rates for this new $9.8 million city-owned solid waste transfer station. Staff indicated that the cost was already absorbed into the rate survey conducted two years ago (when the transfer station project was budgeted to be $8 million dollars) and that the initial

cost could be around $560 per Brentwood resident … but the actual cost for Brentwood residents has not been determined. I urge Brentwood to remove the current transfer station from its position adjacent to our sports complex, halt plans for expanding the garbage transfer station and ask some serious questions: Does the expansion make good policy and financial sense? Should our ratepayers be expected to foot the bill? If so, how much will that be per resident? Do we need 1,000 tons of other cities’ garbage coming into Brentwood every day? Do we want all those garbage trucks driving through Brentwood streets each day? In an economic recession, does expending $9.8 million for a new transfer station make sense, espe-

cially with no apparent justification other than to make money off of neighboring cities’ garbage? These are serious questions and they were not answered when the solid waste transfer plan was approved. It’s why I voted No. I encourage and invite Brentwood residents to weigh in on this important issue by e-mailing city leaders at councilmembers@ci.brentwood.ca.us or by calling 516-5400. I would also appreciate your input; please e-mail me at brichey@ci.brentwood.ca.us. Thank you. Brandon Richey is a Brentwood City Council member and police sergeant with the Concord Police Department.

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Patriots sweep Pirates by Kenny Lee Correspondent The Heritage boys’ volleyball team traveled to Pittsburg recently to take on the Pirates and swept the match by scores of 25-16, 25-7 and 25-11. Heritage Coach Bess Haldi, recognizing that the Pittsburg program is experiencing a down season, wanted to give the players an opportunity to try new positions, new sets and plays, allowing them to contribute in different ways. “I’m really pleased with today’s outcome,” said Haldi. “We worked on different options in practice this week, and this match allowed us to run some of them.” Senior setter Kyle Jones notched 21 assists, seven aces, four kills and four digs. Senior outside hitter Michael Favalora made eight digs, five kills and three aces. Junior OH Josh Ibarra logged 25 digs, three kills and three aces, and senior middle hitter Tanner Cook led the offense with six

kills and two digs. The victory moved to the Patriots to a 4-1 record in league play, good for second place behind Deer Valley and 13th overall in the East Bay. “Our only defeat came against Deer Valley, and they are definitely the team to beat,” said Haldi. “Also, Antioch is a team to watch.” In only its fourth year of varsity volleyball, Heritage has managed to make a statement, despite a roster fielding fewer club-level players than other schools. “This is not a club-heavy team at all,” Haldi said. “If these kids had played club ball … we could be unstoppable.” Because of the realignment of the Bay Valley Athletic League this year, Haldi is unsure about post-season play. Unlike football and basketball, there are no Division II championships in volleyball. However, based on the team’s performance against the Pirates and its current ranking, the playoffs are not beyond the realm of possibility.

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Antioch scores boards The Antioch High School received $15,000 from Mirant Delta and $5,000 from Rotary of the Delta for new scoreboards in the school’s 50-year-old gymnasium. Mirant has in the past donated scholarships, student government projects and campus mural projects. Antioch Rotary of the Delta has a legacy of supporting projects for Antioch High School going back more than 50 years. From left are Tim Dickerson, Mirant plant manager; Alex Imholz, AHS Boosters; Jim Lanter, incoming Rotary president; Joy Motts, AHS PTSA; Will Whitney, AHS athletic director; Jeff Warrenburg, Rotary president; and Katie Currie, AHS vice principal.

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Dunkel takes gold Adam Dunkel, who has been training in jiu-jitsu for only 2½ years, went from skateboarding in the streets of Brentwood to a gold medal in the second largest jiujitsu event in the world after fighting six times in a division fielding more than 90 competitors. Dunkel trains at Brentwood’s Crosley Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy, whose five competitors won three medals at the 2009 Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship held recently in Carson. Ernest Melo won the gold in the Ultra-heavyweight Purple Belt Division and Ryan Murphy earned the bronze in a very competitive Middleheavyweight Brown Belt Division. Their accomplishments representing Brentwood are even more impressive considering that the prestigious tournament drew more than 2,500 athletes from the United States, Canada, Japan – and Brazil, where the sport began. For more information, visit www. crosleygracie.com or www.ibjjf.org. – Contributed by Stephanie Gracie

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For the Fearful Did you know that fear and greed are the two most compelling and determining emotions of the human species? And, for the most part, when logic doesn’t compel, fear is the motivating factor? To quote Warren Buffet, considered by many the best investor of the 20th Century, “Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy only when others are fearful.” With that said, many people are fearful of the future, which makes now the perfect time for first time buyers to do their homework and research home ownership in our local real estate market. Brentwood’s population has more than doubled in the last eight years (2000-2008) increasing 117%, per the California Department of Finance’s report of Population Estimates prepared by Daniel Sheya. The next city in Contra Costa County to come close to such a growth spurt, in Mr. Sheya’s report has been San Ramon with an increase of 32% respectively – a stunning 85% difference. That being said as of September 13, 2008 eager buyers had been waiting in line, camping out eight days to solidify a purchase of a certain developments latest phase in San Ramon. No one is exactly sure where the bottom is real estate wise, but with people camping out eight days, logically we have to assume we’re pretty close. Again, using very sound logic, even if home prices continue to drop five or so percent, that’s very close to your standard real estate commission (with commissions being six percent) and shouldn’t be

a determining factor in the least for anyone jumping into the market. However, one factor that should receive a huge chunk of a potential buyer’s report card…especially with Spring Break officially over and California Standardized Testing and Reporting, or STAR, testing right around the corner...are the local schools. Whether you are a first time buyer or an investor, local school performance is very important, for in the long run either your children’s education and/or your re-sale value, are going to be directly affected by a district’s performance. To put it in perspective Brentwood’s new (2005) high school, Heritage High School, recently earned an Academic Performance Index (API) growth of 33 compared to the state’s target for the school of 5. Combine that with Heritage’s score of 7 on the API Statewide Rank of one-hundred similar schools across the state versus the average score of 3 (ranked by parent education, poverty, student mobility, and student ethnicity), and you have an A+ for schools. Put that A+ for schools with an already historically impressive interest rate market and amazingly low prices per square foot and you have to ask yourself, how many more statistics before logic overcomes my fear! If you have any real estate lending related questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to write me at tfreymortgages@yahoo.com or call me directly at 510-798-0060.

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rentwood resident Mildred Riffle celebrated her 101st birthday on Sunday, March 29 at Eskaton Lodge in Brentwood. Her son, Rex Dunivent; granddaughter, Gayle Croaseau; and Eskaton residents were there to share in her grand milestone. A special birthday cake was created for Mildred by Eskaton administrative employee Shelly Sherlock. Congratulations to Mildred from all of us at the Brentwood Press!

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Free cancer screenings For the second year in a row, Lori Hamilton, wife of late NASCAR racing legend Bobby Hamilton, is urging Americans to get screened for cancer during the 2009 Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week, held nationwide April 27 through May 3. Dr. Tracy D. Benhamou’s dental office, 62 Oak St. in Brentwood, is one of more than 150 sites across the country that will be offering free screenings. Benhamou’s office will conduct the screenings Wednesday, April 29 through Friday, May 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 925-634-9237. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2008 an estimated 35,300 Americans were diagnosed with cancers of the head and neck – including cancers of the oral cavity, larynx and pharynx – and about 7,600 died from the disease. Bobby Hamilton, the 2004 Craftsman Truck Series champion and four-time winner of the Cup series, died in January of 2007 at the age of 49 from complications of head and neck cancer. “Bobby’s diagnosis hit us hard out of left field,” said Lori Hamilton. “After learning so much about the disease, we became huge advocates of early detection and real believers in the screening process. It is my honor to continue this effort in his name because we’ve made so much progress with past years’ screenings. Bobby would want us to press forward to reach more people with our message. The screening is quick,

painless and free, so we are encouraging everyone to take advantage of this opportunity that could save your life.” “When diagnosed early, oral and other head and neck cancers can be more easily treated without significant complications, and the chances of survival increase,” said Dr. Terry Day, president of the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance (formerly the Yul Brynner Head and Neck Cancer Foundation). “However, many Americans do not recognize the symptoms of these cancers, which reinforces the importance of getting screened properly, and not just for those who are at high risk, such as tobacco and alcohol users.” Oropharyngeal cancer – cancer of the tonsil or base of the tongue – is on the rise in populations normally considered to be at low risk, including young adults who don’t smoke. Researchers have attributed this development partly to the increase of the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, which can be transmitted by oral sex. Writing in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, researchers from the National Cancer Institute and the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions concluded that potentially HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers increased in the U.S. from 1973 to 2004, perhaps as a result of changing sexual behaviors. For more information about Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week, the free screenings and other activities, visit www.OHANCAW.com.

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Teen Theater to debut “HSM2” After its outstanding performance of the original “High School Musical” last September, Brentwood’s Kinsella Theater Group is one of two California theater groups granted early-performance rights to the newly released sequel, “High School Musical 2.” The show features a cast of 44 East County students and will be the culmination of a theater arts training program led by director Steve Kinsella, whose program teaches acting, singing and a host of confidence- and team-buil-

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ding skills. Showtimes are April 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. and April 25 at 3 p.m. in the multipurpose room of Resurrection Ministries, 1275 Fairview Ave. in Brentwood. Tickets are $10 for students and seniors (62 and over); $12 for general admission. Groups may call for rates. For priority seating (no credit card necessary), call 925-516-9009 or visit www.brentwoodteentheater.com. And check out the Web site for information on summer camps.

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Falcons from page 1B teams wasn’t working on April 2, because Freedom had runners on base in every inning except the last. After scoring in the first inning on a wild pitch/passed ball, Freedom broke it open in the third, scoring three runs. Two singles and a walk loaded the bases, and the runners came home one by one on two sacrifices and an error to make it 4-0. The Falcons put the game on ice in the next inning when Chrissy Stalf doubled home Priscilla Olmos, followed by Williams’ towering shot over the centerfield fence to make it 7-0. Williams’ power on the mound matched by her power at the plate made it almost seem like she could have won the game by herself, so dominating was her performance. “Hannah pitched pretty well,”

Lions from page 1B Joey Cecchini, a sophomore, won the 100-yard freestyle and came in second in the 200-yard freestyle, knocking five seconds off his best time. Kaitlyn Holmsten won both the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle races with some of her best times of the season. Liberty Coach Erica Pantle is pleased with what she’s seen so far from her team. “Overall this group is very cohesive,” she said. “Collectively as a team, they train about as hard as any team I have ever had before. That makes it nice as a coach to be able to work with kids that are that dedicated. “We are just anxious for more meets and more competition, just so we can see exactly

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where they are with their times. I think they swam well, even though they were swimming against themselves, basically, to get their best times. But that’s tough to do. I am looking forward to meets where we have a little bit more competition, for sure.” Pantle credits her co-captains – Ben Keisic and Jacob Boyer on the boys team and Brenna Dillman and Mo duLong for the girls – for inspiring her team’s great work ethic. “I am getting some great performances out of some kids that I didn’t really expect,” she said. “I am very happy about that.” Liberty hosted Pittsburg on Thursday; next Friday, the Lions go up against Freedom.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #0002308-00 The name of the business (es): Shamrock EMS Located at: 516 Livingston Court In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Daniel Boyle 516 Livingston Court, 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: 4/2/09. Signature of registrant: Daniel Boyle This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 2, 2009 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: April 2, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001348-00 The name of the business (es): Community Barter Network Located at: 4235 Briones Valley Road In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Clearstone, Inc., 4235 Briones Valley Road, 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: N/A. Signature of registrant: Donald Parscal CEO This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 24, 2009 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: February 24, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001530-00 The name of the business (es): Nectar Shoppe Located at: 338 Madrone Place In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Tatiana Koehler, 338 Madrone Place, 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: Tatiana Koehler This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 4, 2009 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: March 4, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001557-00 The name of the business (es): ZYXPLITZ Located at: 2520 Winged Foot Road In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Garibaldi J. Laranang, 2520 Winged Foot Road, 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: Garibaldi J. Laranang This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 4, 2009 By: M. Caughrean, Deputy Expires: March 4, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001703-00 The name of the business (es): Bidfairy. com Located at: 160 B Guthrie Lane In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Bidfairy, LLC, 160 B Guthrie Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Christopher S. Hopkins, Co-Founder This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 10, 2009 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: March 10, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001625-00 The name of the business (es): Carol Carey Inc. Located at: 9040 Brentwood Boulevard, Suite E In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Carol Carey, Inc., 60 E. Simpson Avenue, Box 2869, Jackson, Wyoming 83001 CA. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 3/6/09. Signature of registrant: Carol Carey, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 6, 2009 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: March 6, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001639-00 The name of the business (es): Chapala Mexican Restaurant Located at: 3850 Balfour Road, Suite Q In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Daniel Garcia and Blanca Garcia, 7258 Brentwood Boulevard, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 3/6/09. Signature of registrant: Blanca C. Garcia This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 6, 2009 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: March 6, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001788-00 The name of the business (es): CAL-DELTA GUIDE SERVICE; HOME-PRO Located at: 123 Yacht Court In: Discovery Bay,

CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Russell S. Silva, 123 Yacht Court, 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: N/A. Signature of registrant: Russell Silva This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 13, 2009 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: March 13, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 27, April 3, 10, 17 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001659-00 The name of the business (es): Cinderella’s Gown Rentals Located at: 1274 Hallmark Way In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s):Cynthia Pagano, 1274 Hallmark Way, 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: Cynthia Pagano This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 9, 2009 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: March 9, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 20, 27, April 3,10, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001669-00 The name of the business (es): Interior Commercial Installations Located at: 3670 Concord Avenue In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Elizabeth Leilani Moore, 3670 Concord Avenue, Brentwood, CA 94513; Mikael Poulsen, 2533 Choisser Court, Tracy, CA 95377 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: E. Leilani Moore This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 9, 2009 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: March 9, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001843-00 The name of the business (es): Simply Senational Events and Catering Located at: 590 Orange Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Mailing: P.O. Box 2184, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Shirley A. Trainor, 590 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: N/A. Signature of registrant: Shirley A. Trainor This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 16, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: March 16, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001704-00 The name of the business (es): Discovery Asset Services Located at: 5260 Laguna Court In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Richard Brown, 5260 Laguna Court, 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: N/A. Signature of registrant: Richard Brown This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 10, 2009 By: Jack R. Vincak, Deputy Expires: March 10, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001784-00 The name of the business (es): Curves of Brentwood Located at:3130 Balfour Road, Suite A, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Made In His Image, Inc., 933 Snapdragon Court, 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: 3/13/09. Signature of registrant: Gena L. Tarwater Brunell, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 13, 2009 By:H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: March 13, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001877-00 The name of the business (es): DP Construction Management Located at: 6981 New Melones Circle In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Daniel Wiley Poe, 6981 New Melones Circle In: 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: N/A. Signature of registrant: Daniel W. Poe This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 17, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: March 17, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001900-00 The name of the business (es): 1) Brentwood Plumbing; 2) Brentwood Plumbing Co.; 3) Brentwood Plumbing Service; 4) Brentwood Plumbers; 5) Brentwood Sprinkler Repair & Plumbing Service;

6) Brentwood Irrigation; 7) Brentwood Sewer & Drain Service; 8) Brentwood Solar; 9) Brentwood Fire Protection Located at: 2260 Marsh Creek Road, Brentwood, CA 94513 Mailing: P.O. Box 1408, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Michael J. Mauro Sr., 2260 Marsh Creek Road, 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: Michael J. Mauro, Sr. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 18, 2009 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: March 18, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001942-00 The name of the business (es): JASON KOST SOFTWARE ENGINEERING Located at: 2805 Hawthorn Drive In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jason Kost, 2805 Hawthorn Drive, 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: 3/14/09. Signature of registrant: Jason Kost This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 19, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: March 19, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002014-00 The name of the business (es): TUCKER PRODUCTS, INC. Located at: 5031 Blum Road In: Martinez, CA 94553 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Tucker Products, Inc., 2764 Lake Sahara Drive, Suite 111, Las Vegas, NV 89117. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 3/23/09. Signature of registrant: Daniel M. Tucker, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 23, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: March 23, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002326-00 The name of the business (es): EAST BAY GENERAL ENGINEERING CO. Located at: 2236 Thomas Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Michael Benson, 2236 Thomas 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: N/A. Signature of registrant: Sheri Bond This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 2, 2009 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: April 2, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 10, 17, 24, May, 1, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001933-00 The name of the business (es): Leap Ahead Preschool Located at:370 Tulare Street In: Brentwood CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s):Sarah Rose Jakub, 370 Tulare Street, Brentwood, CA 94513; Carrie Joy Juracich, 2769 Saint Andrews Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Co- Partners The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 3/19/09. Signature of registrant: Sarah Jakub This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 19, 2009 By: M. Oliver, Deputy Expires: March 19, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 2009 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: Shannon M. D’Eredita (AKA) Shannon D’Eredita (AKA) Shannon Marie D’Eredita Case Number: P09-00331 1. To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: Shannon M. D’Eredita (AKA) Shannon D’Eredita (AKA) Shannon Marie D’Eredita 2. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: Stephen D’Eredita in the Superior Court of California, County of: Contra Costa 3. The Petition for Probate requests that : Stephen D’Eredita be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. 4. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examinarion in the file kept by the court. 5. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independant Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal represntative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independant administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. 6. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: a. Date: 5/5/09 Time: 9 a.m. Dept: 61 b. Address of court: 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553 Branch Name: Wakefield Tay-

lor Courthouse 7. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. 8. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedant, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provide in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. 9. You may examine the file kept by the court if you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. 10. Attorney for petitioner: Dan J. Hall SBN: 145411 Address: 4733 Chabot Drive, Suite 203, Pleasanton, CA 94588 Telephone: (925) 460-0711 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates:April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2009 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2004-4101 The name of the business (es): Curves of Brentwood Located at: 3130 Balfour Road, Suite A, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Made In His Image, Inc., 5871 Starboard Drive, Discovery Bay, CA 94514 This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 5/5/04. Signature of registrant: Mary Middleton, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 13, 2009 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: March 13, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002118-00 The name of the business (es): Deluxe Companion Home Care Services Located at: 31 Merganser Court In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Roberto Primo Tapia, 31 Merganser Court, Oakley, CA 94561; Henry Stevens, 3706 Chestnut Avenue, Concord, CA 94519. 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: Roberto Primo Tapia This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 26, 2009 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: March 26, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002114-00 The name of the business (es): All Phase Companion Care Located at: 31 Merganser Court In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Roberto Primo E. Tapia, 31 Merganser Court, 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: 3/26/09. Signature of registrant: Roberto Primo E. Tapia This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 26, 2009 By: M. Oliver, Deputy Expires: March 26, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001696-00 The name of the business (es): ALL-STAR LEGENDS Located at: 11 REMBRANDT COURT In: OAKLEY, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): BRITTANI BARMANN, 11 REMBRANDT COURT, 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: Brittani Barmann This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 10, 2009 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: March 10, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002181-00 The name of the business (es): Bobby D’s Catering Located at: 2739 Main Street In: Oakley, CA 94561 Mailing: P.O. Box 1248, Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Robert Harold Duncan, Sr., 2739 Main Street, 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: Robert H. Duncan, Sr. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 30, 2009 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: March 30, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002145-00 The name of the business (es): Side by Side Educational Support Services Located at: 5433 Drakes Court In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Pamela denBroeder Koch. 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: Pamela d. Koch This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk

Of Contra Costa County on: March 27, 2009 By: B. Basch, Deputy Expires: March 27, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002249-00 The name of the business (es): Dave of ALL Trades Located at: 1205 Tartarian Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Mailing: P. O. Box 47, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): David Fredrick, 1205 Tartarian 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: 3/31/09. Signature of registrant: David Fredrick This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 31, 2009 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: March 31, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 08-8247-01 Loan No.: 03610030001 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/16/2007. 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. 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 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, 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. Original Trustor(s): Ravinesh Shankaran, an unmarried man Duly Appointed Trustee: First American Title Insurance Company Recorded 1/23/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0020968-00 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 5/1/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREETS), MARTINEZ, CALIFORNIA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $256,858.96 Estimated Street Address or other common designation of real property: 5097 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, CA Legal Description: A CONDOMINIUM COMPRISED OF: PARCEL ONE: UNIT 301, BUILDING C, AS SHOWN ON THE CONDOMINIUM PLAN (THE “PLAN”) RECORDED AUGUST 2, 2006, INSTRUMENT NO. 2006-244482, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY OFFICIAL RECORDS. PARCEL TWO: AN UNDIVIDED 2.2948% INTEREST IN AND TO PARCEL 1, AS SHOWN ON THE PARCEL MAP NO. MS 357-301-05, FILED AUGUST 2, 2006, MAP BOOK 197 OF PARCEL MAPS PAGES 28-29, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. CITY OF ANTIOCH, CALIFORNIA CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION FOR PARCEL MAP (MS 357-301-05) [197 PM 28 & 29) OCTOBER 16, 2006, RECORDED OCTOBER 20, 2006 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 2006-0337590 CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING FROM: PARCEL TWO: ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND ALL OF 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 BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO SLANT DRILL FOR AND REMOVE ALL OR ANY OF SAID OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND CHEMICAL GAS LYING BELOW A DEPTH OF MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED FEET BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LANDS OR UPON ANY PORTION THEREOF WITHIN FIVE HUNDRED FEET VERTICAL DISTANCE BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, AS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM VERNON ROUNER, ET AL, RECORDED AUGUST 1, 1975, BOOK 7581, PAGE 601, OFFICIAL RECORDS, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY. ALSO EXCEPTING FROM PARCEL TWO: THE CONDOMINIUM UNITS AS SHOWN ON THE PLAN. RESERVING FROM PARCEL TWO: 1. EXCLUSIVE EASEMENTS APPURTENANT TO EACH UNIT FOR THE USE, OCCUPANCY, AND POSSESSION OF THE EXCLUSIVE USE COMMON AREAS WHICH ARE SHOWN ON THE PLAN, AS SAID EASEMENTS ARE PROVIDED FOR IN THE DECLARATION (THE “DECLARATION”), RECORDED AUGUST 2, 2006, INSTRUMENT NO. 2006-244483, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY OFFICIAL RECORDS. 2. NONEXCLUSIVE EASEMENTS ABOVE FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS, UTILITIES, ENCROACHMENTS AND OTHER PURPOSES WITHIN PARCEL TWO AS SAID EASEMENTS ARE PROVIDED FOR IN THE DECLARATION PARCEL THREE: NON EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT APPURTENANT TO PAR-

CEL TWO FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS OVER PRIVATE ROADWAYS AS CONTAINED IN THAT CERTAIN AMENDED AND RESTATED GRANT OF EASEMENT AND ROADWAY MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT RECORDED JANUARY 10, 2005 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 2005-8767 OF CONTRA COSTA COUNTY OFFICIAL RECORDS AND AS AMENDED BY THAT CERTAIN AMENDMENT TO AMENDED AND RESTATED GRANT OF EASEMENT AND ROADWAY MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT RECORDED APRIL 13, 2006 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 2006-114748 OF CONTRA COSTA COUNTY OFFICIAL RECORDS OVER AND ACROSS THE LANDS DESCRIBED AS PARCEL ONE OF EXHIBIT A TO SAID AMENDMENT TO AMENDED AND RESTATED GRANT OF EASEMENT AND ROADWAY MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT (2006-114748) PARCEL FOUR: NONEXCLUSIVE EASEMENTS ABOVE FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS, UTILITIES, ENCROACHMENTS AND OTHER PURPOSES WITHIN PARCEL TWO APPURTENANT TO PARCEL ONE AS SAID EASEMENTS ARE PROVIDED FOR IN THE DECLARATION PARCEL FIVE: EXCLUSIVE EASEMENTS APPURTENANT TO PARCEL ONE ABOVE, FOR THE USE, OCCUPANCY, AND POSSESSION OF THE PARKING SPACE NOS. P-301 AND P-303, AS SHOWN ON THE PLAN, AS SAID EASEMENTS ARE PROVIDED FOR IN THE DECLARATION SUBJECT TO THE “DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, AND RESTRICTIONS ESTABLISHING A PLAN FOR CONDOMINIUM OWNERSHIP FOR VENTURE COMMERCE CENTER-ANTIOCH” RECORDED AUGUST 2, 2006, INSTRUMENT NO. 2006-244483, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY OFFICIAL RECORDS. A.P.N.: 056-460-029-4 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. Date: April 03, 2009 First American Title Insurance Company, as Trustee By WT Capital Lender Services, Its Authorized Agent 7522 North Colonial Avenue, Suite 101 Fresno, CA 93711 (559) 222-4644 Sale Status Line (714) 730-2727 http://www.fidelityasap. com Debra Berg, Senior Vice President ASAP# 3052922 04/10/2009, 04/17/2009, 04/24/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: April 10, 17, 24, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002208-00 The name of the business (es): ANTIOCH AND BRENTWOOD PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY Located at: 2390 COUNTRY HILLS DRIVE, SUITE 102 In: ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): TANIMURA, DDS, MSD AND PENG, DDS, INC.. This business is conducted by: a Corporationl The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/1/09. Signature of registrant: Leslie K. Tanimura-President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 31, 2009 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: March 31, 2014 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002348-00 The name of the business (es): CBRD Solutions Located at: 301 Jefferson Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Clifford Eclarino and Caroline Eclarino, 301 Jefferson Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Clifford Eclarino This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: N/A By: April 3, 2009, Deputy Expires: April 3, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 10, 17, 24, May, 1, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME TATEMENT File #F-0002084-00 The name of the business (es): 1) Discovery Preschool & Daycare; 2) Higher Ground Cafe; 3) Higher Ground Bookstore; 4) Family Life Center Located at: 605 Harvest Park Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): The East Bay Pentecostals, 605 Harvest Park Drive, 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: N/A. Signature of registrant: Joel R. Bryant, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on:March 25, 2009 By: B. Basch, Deputy Expires: March 25, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001820-00 The name of the business (es): Specialists in Health Insurance Services Located at: 1399 Ygnacio Valley Road, #210 In: Walnut Creek, CA 94598 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Bruce Gray, 5681 Augusta Court, Discovery Bay, CA 94505; Theodore Porter, 9964 Mangos Drive, San Ramon, CA 94583; William Campbell, 4485 Hock Maple Court, Concord, CA 94521 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: Bruce E. Gray This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on:

March 16, 2009 By: B. Basch, Deputy Expires: March 16, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 2009 STATEMENT OF WITHDRAWL FROM PARTNERSHIP OPERATING UNDER FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person has withdrawn as a general partner from the partnership under the fictitious business name of: Deluxe Home Companion Care Services at: 411 Bayview Drive In: Oakley, CA 94561 The fictitious business name statement for the partnership was filed on: July 5, 2006 in the County of Contra Costa under the File Number: 2006-5592 The full name and residence of the person or persons withdrawing as partner: Lilibeth N. Tapia, 31 Merganser Court, Oakley, CA 94561. Signature of registrant: Lilibeth N. Tapia This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: March 26, 2009 By: C. Garcia Deputy Expires: March 26, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001624-00 The name of the business (es): Dragonfly Woodworks Located at: 71 Peony Court In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): David Wellott, 71 Peony Court, 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: 3/6/09. Signature of registrant: David Wellott This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 6, 2009 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: March 6, 2014 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001662-00 The name of the business (es): Shearz on 3rd Located at: 415 West 3rd Street In: Antioch CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Alan McElroy, 1743 Sanger Peak Way, Antioch, CA 94531. 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: Alan McElroy This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 9, 2009 By: M. Caughrean, Deputy Expires: March 9, 2014 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish: March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0000200 Title Order No. 09-8001458 Investor/Insurer No. 115518828 APN No. 035-351- 017-5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/25/2005. 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: JACOB W EDWARDS, A SINGLE MAN., dated 08/25/2005 and recorded 08/31/05, as Instrument No. 2005- 0330232-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 05/01/2009 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: 987 ALMOND 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 $412,166.02. 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: 04/- 10/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 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# 3036217 04/10/2009, 04/- 17/2009, 04/24/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 10, 17, 24, 2009

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 2008-00520 Loan No.: 1001085202 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/22/2005. 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 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 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, 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: Diane M. Wilson, A Single Woman and Danny L. Newberry, A Single Man, As Joint Tennants Duly Appointed Trustee: Atlantic & Pacific Foreclosure Services, LLC Recorded 3/8/2005 as Instrument No. 2005 00 77805 in book , page and rerecorded on --- as --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 4/30/2009 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 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $333,621.12 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 320 MAUDE CT OAKLEY, CA 94561- 000 A.P.N.: 035600-088-5 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. We may report information about your account to credit bureaus. Late payments, missed payments or other defaults on your account may be reflected in your credit report. This communication is for the purposes of collecting a debt, and information obtained will be used for that purpose. This notice is required by the provisions of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and does not imply that we are attempting to collect money from anyone who has discharged the debt under the bankruptcy laws of the United States. If you have been discharged from personal liability on the mortgage because of bankruptcy proceedings and have not reaffirmed the mortgage, this letter is not an attempt to collect a debt from you, but merely provides informational notice that foreclosure proceedings to enforce the lien against the property to satisfy some or all of the debt are commencing. Date: 04/09/2009 Atlantic & Pacific Foreclosure Services, LLC 1610 E. Saint Andrew Pl., Suite 150F Santa Ana, CA 92705 Automated Sale Information: 714-730-2727 or www. lpsasap.com for NON-SALE information: 888-313-1969 Tai Alailima, Foreclosure Manager ASAP# 3046018 04/10/2009, 04/- 17/2009, 04/24/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 10, 17, 24, 2009

ignation, 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: $378,540.00 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: 3/- 23/2009 MAX DEFAULT SERVICES CORPORATION Ryan Remington/ Authorized Signature 43180 Business Park Drive, Ste A103 Temecula, CA 92590 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# 3033932 03/- 27/2009, 04/03/2009, 04/10/2009 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: March 27, April 3, 10, 2009

cation of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is: $383,111.74 (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. Declaration Per CA Civil Code Section 2923.5 The undersigned officer or custodian of records for Central Mortgage Company D/B/A Central Mortgage Loan Servicing. (“Servicer”) does hereby declare as follows: That Servicer is the Beneficiary or acting as agent of the Beneficiary who is a party to a Deed of Trust securing certain real property commonly known as 1913 Cypress Court Oakley, CA 94561 and located in Contra Costa; said Deed of Trust secures a loan in made to Richard Dahnken, a single man and is referenced by Loan Number: 9041305590. Servicer does hereby state that Servicer has contacted the Borrower to (1) assess the borrower’s financial situation; (2) explore options with the Borrower to avoid foreclosure such as repayment plans, forbearance agreements and/or loan modifications; (3) inform Borrower of Borrower’s right to a subsequent meeting to be scheduled within 14 days of said contact; and (4) provide Borrower with a toll-free number to a HUD certified counseling agency. This declaration is made for the purpose of inducing MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps. to proceed with the fling of a Notice of Default and/or a Notice of Sale under a Deed of Trust in which the undersigned has an interest knowing that the Trustee will rely upon the truth and accuracy of the statements contained herein in commencing and handling such foreclosure action up to and including fling the Notice of Sale on the foreclosure. I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that to the best of my knowledge the foregoing statements are true and correct. WITNESS my signature this 30th day of December. Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2924.8: Dated: 04/10/2009 MTC FINANCIAL INC. DBA TRUSTEE CORPS, as Successor Trustee By: CARLOS F QUEZADA, TRUSTEE SALES OFFICER *- TRUSTEE CORPS* 2112 BUSINESS CENTER DRIVE, 2ND FLOOR, IRVINE, CA 92612 FOR SALE INFORMATION CONTACT: (714)7302727, (714) 724-7500, (949) 252-8300 FOR REINSTATEMENT / PAY OFF REQUESTS CONTACT: (949) 252-8300 ASAP# 3049245 04/- 10/2009, 04/17/2009, 04/24/2009 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: April 10, 17, 24, 2009

The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-247- 7551 www.lpsasap. com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Authorized Agent Dated: 04/09/2009 ASAP# 3032258 04/- 10/2009, 04/17/2009, 04/24/2009 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: April 10, 17, 24, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-07-121928-RM Loan # 0325611390 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/25/2006. 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 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): SHARRON A. JONES, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPRATE PROPERTY Recorded: 9/1/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0278894 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/- 17/2009 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: $400,442.18 The purported property address is: 5087 PITTA CT OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037- 450-025-4 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: See the attached Declaration marked as Exhibit A, attached hereto and made a part hereof by this reference. 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: 3/19/2009 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) 867- 7378 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# 3035256 03/27/2009, 04/03/- 2009, 04/10/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 27, April 3, 10, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20080159909694 Title Order No.: 080155669 FHA/VA/PMI No.: 79500984 NTSP20080159909694 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/24/- 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. NDEx West, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 12/28/- 2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0349219-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: MARY RUCKER, 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). DATE OF SALE:

04/30/- 2009 TIME OF SALE: 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. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4016 BLACKSMITH CIRCLE, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 034- 160-018 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, 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 $536,505.14. 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. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-247- 7551 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Authorized Agent Dated: 04/10/2009 ASAP# 3032204 04/- 10/2009, 04/17/2009, 04/24/2009 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: April 10, 17, 24, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 7081191 Loan No. 1117081875YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 8/23/2007. 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 4/16/2009 at 10:00AM, Max Default Services Corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 8/30/2007, as Instrument No. 20070248487- 00, in book xx, page xx, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Richard Davis an Unmarried Man, 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 # 072-191-012 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4018 Saint Andrews 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 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: $257,522.65 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: 3/- 23/2009 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# 3036872 03/- 27/2009, 04/03/2009, 04/10/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: March 27, April 3, 10, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale # CA0827575 Loan# 9041819798 Order # 3907734 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 08/16/2005. 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 04/30/2009 at 10:00AM, MTC FINANCIAL INC., dba TRUSTEE CORPS as the duly appointed Substituted Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 09/12/2005 as Doc-

ument No. 2005-0345844-00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CALIFORNIA, executed by: FRANCISCO JAVIER RIVERA AND ROSA RIVERA, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustor, DOWNEY SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, F.A., 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 # 072-322-005 LOT 490, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 6164, FILED NOVEMBER 2, 1984, IN MAP BOOK 284, PAGE 43, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: ALL OIL, GAS, AND MINERALS LYING 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, BUT WITHOUT RIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY, AS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM KATHLEEN MAUSSER, RECORDED MAY 4, 1965, BOOK 4860, PAGE 672, OFFICIAL RECORDS, AND AS MODIFIED BY INSTRUMENT RECORDED JULY 23, 1971, BOOK 6348, PAGE 157, OFFICIAL RECORDS. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 407 GREYSTONE DRIVE, ANTIOCH, CA 94509, ACCORDING TO THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF THE COUNTY ASSESSOR’S OFFICE, THE PROPERTY APN IS 072-322-005-9. 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. 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: $573,200.84 (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. Declaration Per CA Civil Code Section 2923.5 The undersigned officer or custodian of records for CENTRAL MORTGAGE COMPANY D/B/A CENTRAL MORTGAGE LOAN SERVICING COMPANY.(“Servicer”) does hereby declare as follows: Servicer does hereby state that Servicer has contacted the Borrower to (1) assess the borrower’s financial situation; (2) explore options with the Borrower to avoid foreclosure such as repayment plans, forbearance agreements and/or loan modifications; (3) inform Borrower of Borrower’s right to a subsequent meeting to be scheduled within 14 days of said contact; and (4) provide Borrower with a toll-free number to a HUD certified counseling agency. This declaration is made for the purpose of inducing MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps. to proceed with the fling of a Notice of Default and/or a Notice of Sale under a Deed of Trust in which the undersigned has an interest knowing that the Trustee will rely upon the truth and accuracy of the statements contained herein in commencing and handling such foreclosure action up to and including fling the Notice of Sale on the foreclosure. Dated: 04/10/2009 MTC FINANCIAL INC. DBA TRUSTEE CORPS, as Successor Trustee By: CARLOS F QUEZADA 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) 2528300 FOR REINSTATEMENT / PAY OFF REQUESTS CONTACT: (949) 252-8300 ASAP# 3055735 04/10/2009, 04/17/2009, 04/24/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: April 10, 17, 24, 2009

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): LARRY HOLLAND, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 8/4/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0247228-00 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/30/2009 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: $477,586.07 The purported property address is: 884 STONEGATE CIR OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037- 302-020-5 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: DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CAL. CIV. CODE SECTION 2923.5 The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent hereby declares under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of California, as follows: The mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent was not required to comply with Cal. Civ. Code Section 2923.5 because: the borrower has filed for bankruptcy, and the proceedings have not yet been finalized. INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, FSB Date: 2/26/09 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: 4/6/- 2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-7302727 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 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# 3053089 04/10/2009, 04/17/- 2009, 04/24/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 10, 17, 24, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001326-00 The name of the business (es): DELTA GLASS Located at: 106 Railroad Avenue In: Antioch, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Neil Armstrong Gammond, 215 West 7th Street, Antioch, CA 94509. 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: Neil Gammond This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 24, 2009 By: B. Basch, Deputy Expires: February 24, 2014 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish: March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-000202600 The name of the business (es): ANTIOCH AND BRENTWOOD PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY Located at: 1140 SECOND STREET, SUITE E In: Brentwood, CA94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): TANIMURA DDS, MSD AND PENG, DDS, INC., 1140 Second Street, Suite E, 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: January 2009. Signature of registrant: Leslie K. Tanimura, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 24, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: March 24, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 7081174 Loan No. 1117081894 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 8/14/2007. 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 4/16/2009 at 10:00AM, Max Default Services Corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 8/20/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0238094- 00, in book -, page -, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Richard Emmot, II, A Married Man, as His Sole and Separate Property, 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 # 032-390-015 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1143 Lake Park Drive, Oakley, CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common des-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale # CA0830531 Loan# 9041274929 Order # 55003005 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/17/2004. 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 04/30/2009 at 10:00AM, MTC FINANCIAL INC., dba TRUSTEE CORPS as the duly appointed Substituted Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 12/23/2004 as Document No. 2004-0491957-00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CALIFORNIA, executed by: RICHARD DAHNKEN, A SINGLE MAN, as Trustor, DOWNEY SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, F.A., 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 # 035-640-22 LOT 18, MAP OF SUBDIVISION 6802, FILED JUNE 9, 1987, MAP BOOK 313, PAGE 8, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS EXCEPTING THEREFROM 1 - RIGHTS EXCEPTED IN THE DEED FROM F W MALLETT, ET UX, RECORDED MARCH 27, 1980, BOOK 9789, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 60, AS FOLLOWS “AN UNDIVIDED 1/2 INTEREST IN AND TO 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 OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND” 2 - RIGHTS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM WILLIAM W CONDON, SR, ET AL, RECORDED DECEMBER 3, 1986, BOOK 13293, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 370, AS FOLLOWS “AN UNDIVIDED 1/2 INTEREST IN AND TO 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 OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND” The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1913 CYPRESS COURT, 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. 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 publi-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20080159909009 Title Order No.: 080140576 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NTSP20080159909009 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/06/2005. 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. NDEx West, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 12/21/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0487924-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: ALEJANDRO DAMIAN, 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). DATE OF SALE: 04/30/2009 TIME OF SALE: 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. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4328 CHENIN LANE, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 035-341-016 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, 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 $424,277.14. 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.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-07-122414-DL Loan # 1008343251 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/27/2006. 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

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ENTERTAINMENT OUT & ABOUT IN EAST COUNTY

Admission is $5. For more information, visit www.themichaelpaulband.com.

Music

Dinner Jazz

Friday, April 10 Delta Jazz Duo Pianist Dave Roberts and bassist Betsy Stern play jazz, Motown and Beatles tunes at Shutters Brasserie, a French-American pub/bistro at Sunset Road and Elkins Way in Brentwood, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, call 925-516-4131 or visit www. shuttersbrasserie.com or www.deltajazztrio. com.

Karaoke Contest Support Relay for Life and cancer research by participating in the karaoke contest at Mikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beef â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Brew in Oakley Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m.-midnight; at Tuggs in Bethel Island Sundays from 4-8 p.m.; and at Tailgaters in Brentwood Thursdays from 9 p.m.-midnight. For more information, call 925-625-0292.

Karaoke Local restaurants host Karaoke with Carole, featuring Charlie on the blues harp, every week from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.: Wednesdays at Wild Idol in Byron (925-240-9090) and Fridays at Grazieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Brentwood (925-6349223).

Saturday, April 11 The Michael Paul Band

Saturday, April 18 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;House of Floydâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; The El Campanil Theatre in Antioch hosts House of Floyd, a tribute to the rock band Pink Floyd. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 for Gold Circle (first three rows); $25 for adults; $22 for seniors and $15 for youth. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.elcampaniltheatre.com or call 925-757-9500.

The Michael Paul Band If you missed the show last week, you have one more chance tonight at Tuggs in Bethel Island to hear great country rock. For more information, visit www.themichaelpaulband.com.

Events Saturday, April 11 Discovery Bay Easter Egg Hunt The Discovery Bay Lions sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt at Cornell Park on Willow Lake

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Pianist Dave Roberts plays soft, romantic ballads from 6:30-8:30 p.m. to enhance the dining experience at Shutters Brasserie, a French-American pub/bistro at Sunset Road and Elkins Way in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-516-4131 or visit www. shuttersbrasserie.com or www.deltajazztrio. com.

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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. Road in Discovery Bay. The hunt begins at 10 a.m. Pictures with the Easter Bunny will be available. All proceeds go to the Vacation Bible School. For more information, call 925516-7234.

Historical Society & Museum The East Contra Costa Historical Society & Museum, 3890 Sellers Ave. in Brentwood/ Knightsen, is open through October every Saturday and third Sunday of the month from 2-4 p.m. The museum is home to an 1878 school and farmhouse, antique farm tractors, Model Tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, fire truck and caboose. For more information, call 925-679-1024.

Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12 Wine Tasting

Madness with a Bunco, crafts and a fashion show as Girlfriends Unlimited of Brentwood holds a girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s night out at Neighborhood Church in Brentwood from 7-10 p.m. For more information, call 925-634-1415, ext. 1131 or e-mail girlfriends@brentwoodnc. org.

Shows Tuesday, April 14 Puppet Show P&T Puppets present their imperial Prince and Princess Puppet Show at the Pittsburg Library at 6 p.m. Children of all ages are welcome to attend this free program. For more information, call 925-427-8390.

Hannah Nicole Vineyards, 6740 Balfour Road in Brentwood, holds a wine tasting every weekend. Enjoy award-winning wines in the indoor tasting room surrounded by the beautiful vineyards and a view of Mt. Diablo. The tasting runs from 1-5 p.m. For more information, call 925-513-0769.

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Wednesday, April 15 African Folktales

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Mary J. Kelly visits the Oakley Library at 4 p.m. to tell unforgettable stories from Africa. This is a free event. For more information, call 925-625-2400.

Friday, April 24 Extreme Make-Over Madness Spring into action with a little Makeover

Come out and have a laugh at the Late Nite Catechism 2 comedy event at St. Anne Church, 2800 Camino Diablo Road in Byron. For tickets and information, call 925-634-6625.

Stage Right Conservatory Theatre hold auditions for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aladdin â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Tale From the Arabian Nights,â&#x20AC;? for actors 8-18, at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center in Antioch from 4-6 p.m. A $100 participation fee is required if cast. For more information, visit www.srctgrp.org or call 925-216-4613.

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CALENDAR LOCAL EVENTS & SERVICE CLUBS

Events

Friday, April 10 Good Friday Candle Light Communion A Candle Light Communion Good Friday service is held at 6 p.m. at Harvest Time Assembly of God, 2200 Ventura Drive in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-516-1908.

Saturday, April 11 Neighborhood Cleanup Antioch’s next Neighborhood Cleanup event takes place from 9-11 a.m. Volunteers should report to the Auto Zone parking lot, 1623 A St. For more information, call Erika at 925-7796935.

Do-It-Yourself Tax Assistance Need a little economic stimulus? If your income is $52,000 or less, you can e-file your 2008 federal and state tax returns for free and get your refund fast at Opportunity Junction in Antioch from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. For more information or to sign up, visit www. opportunityjunction.org/taxes.

Economic Crisis Survival Workshop Surviving the Economic Crisis in East County (housing, food and clothing referrals), a free workshop with pizza, is held at Opportunity Junction from 1-2 p.m. For more information or to sign up, visit www.opportunityjunction. org/taxes.

Purple Pig Barbecue The Pittsburg Elks Lodge, 200 Marina Boulevard, hosts a Purple Pig Barbecue, for the benefit of handicapped children, from noon-5 p.m. Come enjoy a chicken or pork ribs lunch/ dinner for $10. For more information, call 925432-6905.

Sunday, April 12 Sunrise Service/Easter Breakfast Grace Bible Fellowship hosts a sunrise service on Easter at 7 a.m. at Veterans Park on Balfour Road in Brentwood. An Easter breakfast will be held at 657 McClarren Road in Brentwood from 9-10:15 a.m. For more information, call 925-634-2188.

Easter Events Harvest Time Assembly of God in Brentwood holds a dynamic Easter day service at 8:45 a.m. and 10.30 a.m. The children’s Sunday school will conduct an Easter egg hunt at 8:45; Easter brunch at 10 a.m. followed by an Eggstravaganza for all children. For more information, call 925-516-1908.

Tuesday, April 14 Jewelry Making Learn to create your own custom jewelry at the Brentwood Senior Activity Center in Brentwood. Class begins Tuesday, April 14 and runs through Tuesday, May 5 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The cost is $30. Registration is required. For more information, call 925-516-5444.

Wednesday, April 15 Harmonizing the World’s Religions The Awakening Retreat Center in Brentwood presents Harmonizing the World’s Religions, bridging the gap between East and West, from 7-9 p.m. A $25 donation is requested. For more information, call 925-755-8822 or visit www. awakeningonline.com.

Antioch Historical Society Museum The museum, located at 1500 W. Fourth St., showcases the rich history of Antioch and

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.

East Contra Costa County. The museum is also home to the Antioch Sports Legends Program. Museum hours are Wednesday and Saturday from 1-4 p.m. Special tours are available upon request. For more information, call 925-7571326.

Once Upon a Wednesday Celebrate National Library week with Drummm, where a world of rhythmic opportunities awaits. This event is free for kids 4 and up at the Antioch Library at 3 p.m. For more information, call 925-757-9224.

Sign-ups Caring Hands Participants in this caregiving program provide one to three hours of non-medical in-services per week to seniors 60 and over. For information on services and to volunteer, call 925-9522999.

Contra Costa Seniors for Children Seniors share their talents, skills and experiences with one student, one hour per week, helping elementary school children with academic and social needs. For more information, call Cleo at 925-427-1123.

Homeless Animals Volunteers are needed at the Homeless Animal Response Program (HARP) for a variety of needs, from clerical to fostering dogs and cats. For more information, call 925-431-8546. The Homeless Animals Lifeline Organization (HALO) is looking for volunteers to foster homeless animals, plus numerous other volunteer positions. For more information, visit www.eccchalo.org.

Hospice of the East Bay Volunteers are needed to provide numerous services, from patient support, companionship and running errands to hair styling, handyman work and gardening. For more information, call 925-887-5678 or e-mail volunteers@hospiecc.org.

Bay Area Pride Basketball Bay Area Pride Basketball Academy is looking for 10U-12U boys and girls for its traveling team. Sign-ups are being held until Friday, May 1. For more information, call Lamont at 925330-0052.

Weight Loss Challenge The 12-week program includes free nutrition class, personal coaching and support. Choose your start date: April 13 or 15. The entry fee is $29; pre-registration is required. For more information and registration, call Coach Nicole at 925-418-5635.

All-star Cheer and Hip-hop Sign-ups are underway for the 2009-10 season of competitive all-star cheer and hip-hop at Black Diamond Kids Center in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-516-6619 or e-mail nicole@bdgym.com.

Delta Youth Soccer League Registration is held at Dallas Ranch Middle School from 6-9 p.m. For more sign-up dates and information, call 925-439-4396 or visit www.deltasoccer.org.

Delta Patriots Youth Football Online sign-ups for Delta Patriots Youth Football and Cheer have begun. For more information or to register, visit www.deltapatriots. com.

East County Lions Football and Cheer ECYF is now accepting applications for youth

football players and cheerleaders 7-14. Signups are held at Aladino’s Pizza in Oakley. Registration is $35. For more information and more sign-up dates, visit www.ecyflions.com or call 925-625-1698.

East Diablo Youth Soccer League Team selections and online registration continue this weekend from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Liberty High School stadium. For more information and later dates, call 925-516-8260 or visit www.edysl.net.

Deer Valley Youth Football Football sign-ups for ages 7-14 and cheer sign-ups for ages 5-14 take place at Round Table Pizza on Lone Tree Way in Antioch. For sign-up dates and times, visit www.dvyf.org or call 925-473-5215.

Wolfpack X-Man 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 Mike’s Pizza, 3612 Lone Tree Way. No tryouts are required; no cuts will be made. For more information, email 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 925-584-5979.

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.

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

On the Horizon White Cane Day Join the Byron Delta Lions in giving the gift of sight. Support this nonprofit event by giving generously on White Cane Day: Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Discovery Bay Safeway shopping center. For more information, call 925-634-0808.

Car Wash Boy Scout Troop 298 holds a car wash at Les Schwab Tire Center in Oakley on Saturday, April 18 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Proceeds will be used to purchase new camping equipment for the troop.

Bazaar and Garage Sale Brentwood Elementary holds a Bazaar and Garage Sale on Saturday, April 18 from 8 a.m1 p.m. in the school’s parking lot. Everything from household treasures to model home clearouts will be for sale. Last-minute space might be available for sellers. For more information, call 925-516-4338.

Becoming Soul Mates Learn all you need to know about marriage at the seminar Becoming Soul Mates, held Saturday, April 18 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Golden Hill Community Church in Brentwood. Tickets are available at the church – $29 before April 14 and $35 afterward. For more information, call 925-754-9952.

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