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Two Bodies Found in Front Yard of Simi Valley Home

By Hanna Chu SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (KABC) -- An investigation is underway after two bodies were found in the front yard of a home in Simi Valley on Tuesday. Firefighters responded to the 3300 block of Billie Court just after 7 a.m. and discovered the bodies. They called police to the scene because the deaths appeared suspicious. The cause of death has not been determined.

Investigators say they do not believe there is an outstanding suspect, calling it an isolated incident. The names of the victims have not yet been released. No further information was immediately available. Detectives remain at the scene. Anyone with information is urged to call Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222TIPS. http://abclocal. go.com

Heitmann Selected Ventura Mayor, Andrews RejectedAgain

Mayor Cheryl Heitmann After a dozen years on the council, and reelection in November to another four, Councilman Neal Andrews was again rejected by his fellow council members to be mayor, or even deputy mayor. Instead, the council unanimously selected Deputy Mayor Cheryl Heitmann to be mayor for the next two years, and on a 5-2 vote selected newly elected Councilman Erik Nasarenko to be deputy mayor. Councilman Mike Tracy was blunt, questioning

Deputy Mayor Erik Nasarenko Andrews' ability to be "honest, dependable and trustworthy in representing the views of the entire council." Tracy said it wasn't Andrews' positions on issues that disqualified him for deputy mayor or mayor, but rather his inability to work with the other council members and respect their views. Tracy said being on the council for a long time did not mean you deserved to be mayor or deputy mayor. But several people from MAYOR, See page 12A

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St. Paul Baptist Church Hosts “A Day of Cornucopia”

Oxnard, CA -- A cornucopia, also called a horn of plenty, symbolizes prosperity, abundance and good fortune. As the executor of the divine plan, Jesus dispenses gifts of service within his body, which is part of the divine cornucopia meant to be shared by the whole church for its edification. St. Paul Baptist Church hosted its first ever PreThanksgiving Community Dinner where members of the community from all walks of life enjoyed a free meal between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26. The menu consisted of turkey, ham, collard greens, cranberry sauce, stuffing, dinner rolls, and pie, and was prepared by members of St. Paul Baptist Church. Members of the Oxnard Fire Department volunteered their time to help serve meals to individuals and families. Over 800 meals were served.

Pictured are members of the Oxnard Fire Department with Bishop Broderick A. Huggins, pastor of St. Paul Baptist Church. (Photo Credit: Robert Jeffreys) St. Paul Baptist Church, Thanksgiving is every- op Huggins. “We envelope pastored by Bishop Brod- where at St. Paul. We are the entire community and erick A. Huggins, is locat- excited to be able to give welcome all. Kudos to the ed at 1777 Statham Road back to the community we Oxnard Fire Department in Oxnard. “The spirit of love so much,” said Bish- ST. PAUL, See pages 14A & 15A

By Charlene Muhammad, CBM Contributor Like many Black Californians, Chearon Raye faces a dilemma when the time comes to make a purchase as substantial as a new automobile. As the owner of two Mercedes-Benzes (one is a six-cylinder, the other eight), Raye’s daily 200mile round-trip to and from work takes a heavy toll on her bottom line — making her the ideal customer for the hybrid cars that are all the rage among consumers seeking the dual benefit of environmental consciousness and freedom from fluctuating gasoline prices. At the same time, automobiles that run on alternative fuel are quite expensive; so when deciding to indebt herself with a such a pricey purchase, Raye likes to know whether the companies seeking her business invest anything in the African-American community beyond sales pitches designed to lure more Black customers into showrooms.

From left to right: Mike Robinson, VP Sustainability and Government Regulatory Affairs, GM; David Strickland, Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA); Regina Wilson, Executive Director California Black Media; Clifton Harris, Publisher, American News; David Miller, Co-Publisher Our Weekly; and George White, New American Media “Do I want a hybrid? an educated consumer and She added: “They want Absolutely,” said Raye. one that does travel to and to advertise to us and get “Something that’s going to from work quite a bit, be- our money, but what are give me the mileage that I fore I would get back into they doing in the interim to need, some type of com- any of their products, I’d make sure they care about fort, and I want a luxury want to see them doing African American commuvehicle. That’s why I got something more specifi- nities?” the Mercedes. But as ... cally for us.” PLUGGED, See page 1B

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Around the Tri-Counties Five Things to do when PAIN hit’s your life hard! Words to Live by

Dr. Lonnie G. McCowan, pastor of Miracle Center of Ventura

By Pastor Lonnie G. McCowan When you are hit hard with a tragedy or dome thing that brings deep pain or you get know down hard …getting up is not always easy but you can’t stay down if you are still alive it means God still has a job for you to do here are five things you can do when PAIN hits your life. 1. RELEASE YOUR GRIEF. When you go through a tragedy, which is inevitably going to happen, the first thing you need to do is release your grief. Why? Because tragedy always creates strong emotions. We don’t always know

what to do with our feelings in a tragedy. If you don’t deal with them, but instead stuff them deep inside, recovery from a crisis always takes a lot longer than it should. See some people are stuffers. When they have emotions, they don’t know how to handle so they deny them, they ignore them, and they push them down. Jesus said in Matthew 5:4, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” In other words, it’s okay to grieve. Face your feelings. Don’t repress them by pushing them down or rehearse them by repeating them over and over. You release your emotions to God. If you don’t talk it out, you’ll take it out on yourself or somebody else. 2. RECEIVE FROM OTHERS The Bible says, “Carry each other’s burdens… By helping each other with your troubles, you obey the Law of Christ. (Gal. 6:2 NCV) It is a big mistake to Paid Advertisement

isolate yourself from others when you’re going through a crisis. Our tendency is to want to be by ourselves, but you need other people in a tragedy. You need their perspective, you need their support, you need their encouragement, and you just need their presence. To make it through a crisis, we need not only the promises of God; we need the people of God. 3. REFUSE TO GET BITTER There’s absolutely no correlation in life between your experiences and your happiness. I’ve seen people who had absolutely the worst experiences in life – things that would shock every one of us, but they maintained this happy, cheerful, positive attitude, because happiness is a choice. You’re about as happy as you choose to be. As a pastor I’ve seen people who had every right in the world to whine and who chose not to do so. Happiness is a choice. You PAIN, See page 12A

Forest Whitaker to Receive the Kirk Douglas Award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s eighth annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film will be presented to Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker. Guests will gather to celebrate his achievements at a black-tie Gala dinner at Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara on Sunday, December 15, 2013. In the tradition of the award, topname presenters will be revealed closer to the event. “Forest Whitaker is an exceptional man and actor. His commitment to human causes, his passion for what is right, and his

Forest Whitaker dedication to his craft are inspirational and at my age, inspiration is rare,” commented Kirk Douglas. Whitaker is in exceptional company, joining previous

recipients Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Harrison Ford, Quentin Tarantino, Ed Harris, John Travolta and Kirk Douglas himself. Whitaker brings an authentic realism to each of his performances. Often referred to as a ‘gentle giant,’ Whitaker has the ability to get under our skin, guiding the audience through every character he embodies, making him one of the most versatile performers of all time. This promises to be an exciting year for Whitaker. He most recently portrayed Cecil Gaines, a butler at the White House WHITAKER, See page 12A

United Way’s New “Help Beyond the Holidays” to Provide to Those in Need

Camarillo, CA — United Way of Ventura County will hold a first-ever “Help Beyond the Holidays” campaign to help families in need with a few basic essentials. United Way is asking the community to stop by designated locations throughout Ventura County between Monday, Dec. 9 through Friday, Dec. 20 to drop off diapers, toilet paper, toothpaste, and toothbrushes in the marked bins. All brands will be accepted. These items will be given to agencies who work with the homeless and low-income families living in Ventura County. “We know there are hundreds of homeless or

David M. Smith, President and CEO, United Way of Ventura County low-income individuals and families in our community with critical basic needs throughout the year. This new United Way campaign is designed

to answer some of those needs, well beyond the holiday season,” said David M. Smith, president and chief executive officer of the United Way of Ventura County. Listed below are the “Help Beyond the Holidays” drop-off locations (with more sites to be added*): • United Way of Ventura County, 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., Suite E, Camarillo • Simi Valley Ford, 2440 1st Street, Simi Valley • Union Bank, 2310 E. Ponderosa Drive, Camarillo • Alexander Buick GMC, 1501 E. Ventura Blvd., Oxnard Auto Center UNITED WAY, See page 12A

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The People’s Throb

What’s on Your Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa Wish List?

By Gary L. Harbour

Brenda Cervantes, 22 Oxnard, CA

Arthur Marcelo, 56 Santa Paula, CA

Michael Solis Sr., 46 Oxnard, CA

Matthew Rush, 30 Camarillo, CA

Lance Krungan, 56 Port Hueneme, CA

Courtney Bowie, 19 Oxnard, CA

“I wish for all the families to be together, as well as mine. Nothing matters other than the feeling of being together with your family, sharing a special cozy holiday. Presents are a plus but my wish for everybody to have their loved ones close, I believe is better than any present.”

“I wish for people to find joy and happiness and to give thanks for being alive to enjoy this special day. Merry Christmas.”

“To have my four days, to have a good Christmas.”

“To have a healthy baby, boy or girl.”

“The main thing I want is for people to be happy and for life to renew itself. But, if I need to pick a material thing, it would be some camping gear or some binoculars or something.”

“My Christmas wish would be to spend my first Christmas with my lovely boyfriend. Besides being with him, I would love to spend it with my family. Of course presents, or money…I like money.”

New research shows promise City of Oxnard’s New Commercial Food Waste Recycling Pilot Program showing tons of success for possible HIV cure

A radio-labeled human antibody binds to the viral gp41 protein expressed on the surface of the HIV-infected human lymphocyte and the cell is killed by alpha radiation delivered by the antibody. (Radiological Society of North America) CHICAGO – Researchers have used radioimmunotherapy (RIT) to destroy remaining human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)infected cells in the blood samples of patients treated with antiretroviral therapy, offering the promise of a strategy for curing HIV infection. Results of the study were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has transformed the outlook for patients infected with HIV by suppressing the replication of the virus in the body. However, despite the success of HAART in effectively reducing the burden of HIV, scientists believe reservoirs of latently infected cells persist in the body, preventing the possibility of a permanent cure. "In an HIV patient on

HAART, drugs suppress viral replication, which means they keep the number of viral particles in a patient's bloodstream very low. However, HAART cannot kill the HIV-infected cells," said the study's lead author, Ekaterina Dadachova, Ph.D., professor of radiology, microbiology and immunology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, N.Y. "Any strategy for curing HIV infection must include a method to eliminate viral-infected cells." In her study, Dr. Dadachova and a team of researchers administered RIT to blood samples from 15 HIV patients treated with HAART at the Einstein-Montefiore Center for AIDS Research. RIT, which has historically been employed to treat cancer, uses monoclonal antibodies—cloned

cells that are recruited by the immune system to identify and neutralize antigens. Antigens are foreign objects like bacteria and viruses that stimulate an immune response in the body. The antibody, designed to recognize and bind to a specific cell antigen, is paired with a radioactive isotope. When injected into the patient's bloodstream, the laboratory-developed antibody travels to the target cell where the radiation is then delivered. "In RIT, the antibodies bind to the infected cells and kill them by radiation," Dr. Dadachova said. "When HAART and RIT are used together, they kill the virus and the infected cells, respectively." For the study, Dr. Dadachova's team paired the monoclonal antibody (mAb2556) designed to HIV, See page 12A

Oxnard, CA–According to California's Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), Californians throw away nearly 6 million tons of food each year. The City of Oxnard’s Environmental Resources Division is teaming up with Whole Foods and St. John’s Hospital to address this issue on the local level with a new commercial food waste recycling pilot program. In just one month, the program is showing tons of success: Whole Foods and St. John’s Regional Medical Center have already diverted more than 20 tons of food waste from local landfills. Program basics-- Staff members from each company received on-site training by City of Oxnard staff; topics included

logistical considerations, the importance of separating food waste from other materials and the use of specially designated 64 gallon containers. Now that the pilot program is up and running, the City collects food waste from each business three times a week. The food waste is processed with other organic materials (grass

clippings, leaves and tree trimmings) to make a valuable resource: a high quality compost for area growers and landscapers. The food waste is received by Agromin, where the City is already delivering green waste. “Up until a few years ago, food waste usually ended up in a landfill,” says RECYCLING, See page 12A

Luis Polanco (KABC Photo) older than the victim. Simi Valley Police began investigating the case

on August 4. Polanco was arrested on charges of committing lewd acts upon a child and oral copulation of a person under 14 years old. Polanco is an undocumented Guatemalan citizen. Anyone with information regarding Polanco or any of these crimes is asked to call the Violent Crimes Section Detectives at (805) 583-6248. For more information visit: http://abclocal.go.com

Simi Valley man arrested for lewd acts with underage relative

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (KABC) -- A Simi Valley man was arrested at his workplace on Tuesday for committing lewd acts on a child. Luis Polanco, 26, was arrested on the 4600 block of Industrial Street. Police said Polanco began committing sexual offenses against a female relative living in the same residence beginning when the girl was 6 until she was 11. Polanco is 10 years

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Sports News Lakers Sign Injured Kobe to New Deal Vince Carter Calls Dwight Howard 'Biggest Crybaby I Know'

EL SEGUNDO, CA — The Los Angeles Lakers have signed All-Star guard Kobe Bryant to a 2-year contract extension. General manager Mitch Kupchak made the anticipated announcement, ending speculation that Bryant could end up with another team after this season. "This is a very happy day for Lakers fans and for the Lakers organization," Kupchak said in a statement. "We've said all along that our priority and hope was to have Kobe finish his career as a Laker, and this should ensure that that happens." Terms of the deal were not released. The fourth-leading scorer in NBA history

Kobe Bryant hasn't played this season as he recovers from surgery on his torn Achilles tendon in April. He returned to practice earlier last month but isn't sure when he'll be back in uniform. He said that he

could adjust his game and contribute something to the Lakers right now, but he wants to make sure he's ready to play for the long haul when he returns for his 18th NBA season. Coach Mike D'Antoni has said Bryant will return whenever he says he's ready. During his recovery, Bryant has spent plenty of time with Steve Nash, the 39-year-old point guard currently sidelined with the latest in a series of injuries. Nash has been out with nerve root irritation, a back problem stemming from a broken leg last season. Bryant and Nash intend to be back in the Lakers' lineup together soon.

Derrick Rose Out Indefinitely with Torn Medial Meniscus

By Andrew Seligman CHICAGO — Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose is out indefinitely because of torn cartilage in his right knee that will require surgery. Rose had an MRI in Los Angeles after he was injured at Portland. He won't be with the team for its remaining four games on its six-game trip. The three-time All-Star sat out last season recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Now, it's his other knee that's injured. "It's sad, knowing how hard he worked to get back," said All-Star guard Chris Paul of the Clippers. Rose's injury occurred in the third quarter against the Trail Blazers.

Derrick Rose He lost his footing while trying to change direction to get back on defense when Nicolas Batum stole a pass from Joakim Noah and started the other way. Rose limped across the court and couldn't put any weight on his knee. After the Blazers scored, he came out of the game

during a timeout. It didn't appear there was any contact on the play. Rose was unable to return and was on crutches afterward. "I feel bad for him," said Clippers All-Star Blake Griffin, who tore his meniscus in college at Oklahoma and was playing a few days later. "The good news is it's not nearly as bad as what he went through (before)." Even though the injury isn't as serious as a torn ACL, losing Rose for any chunk of time is obviously a huge blow for a team expecting to challenge LeBron James and the Miami Heat for supremacy in the Eastern Conference with its franchise player back. Now, there’s a big cloud hanging over the franchise. And once again, it centers on Rose.

NFL Suspends Official Over Spat with Redskins Player

Vince Carter had some words for Dwight Howard during and after Dallas' win over Houston. During the second quarter, the Mavs veteran told Howard that he's “the biggest crybaby I know," per Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas.com. After the Mavericks' victory, Carter took some more shots at his former teammate. “All the time,” said Carter referring to Howard whining to the referees, via ESPNDallas.com. “He always talks about how I’m a crybaby. I was like, ‘Yo, you’re the biggest crybaby I know.’ And then later, he’s like, ‘Yo, why’d you say that to me?’ But I know Dwight. It’s all good, but he is [a crybaby]. Carter wasn't the only

Vince Carter and Dwight Howard one giving Howard a hard the basketball to him. time during the game. A The official handed fan sitting near one of the Howard a technical foul baskets heckled Howard in with 2:54 left in the game the fourth quarter. The man and Houston leading 116seemed to get under How- 111. Dallas outscored ard's skin, as the All-Star Houston 11-4 after the center responded by tossing technical and won 123-120.

By Jon Krawczynski MINNEAPOLIS — The Timberwolves' five starters have logged more minutes than any other starting group in the NBA this year, in part because former No. 2 overall draft pick Derrick Williams couldn't gain the trust of coach Rick Adelman. Williams is gone. New Wolves President Flip Saunders traded the former No. 2 overall pick to the Sacramento Kings for Luc Mbah a Moute in a deal. "Luc is known as one of the premier defensive players in the league with an ability to guard multiple positions," Saunders said in a statement issued by the team. "He adds a lot of energy, grit and a high basketball IQ to our team. We thank Derrick for his contributions to our organization and wish him well in Sacramento." Williams was the high-

est draft pick in franchise history when the Wolves grabbed him in 2011. But his style of play didn't mesh with Adelman's system, and the impasse reached a breaking point early this season. Williams missed one game because of back spasms and did not play in four other games as Adelman elected to go with Robbie Hummel and Dante Cunningham with the second unit instead.

Adelman wanted to see more energy from Williams on both ends of court. But Williams often said that he had difficulty getting into the flow of the game with such sporadic minutes. He bounced between small forward and power forward in two-plus years with the Wolves, averaging 10.1 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. The Kings are hoping Williams can bring some offensive punch to a team that could use some more of it in the frontcourt alongside DeMarcus Cousins. The Kings have been searching for an answer at power forward after Carl Landry went out with a torn hip flexor in the preseason. They've used Jason Thompson and Patrick Patterson to varying degrees of success and see Williams as a player who may just need a change of scenery to realize his potential.

Jameis Winston jury issued a stinging report criticizing the department for how it handled a drunken driving arrest. The arrest — which left the female driver with a broken bone in her face — created such an uproar this fall that it prompted Chief Dennis Jones to abruptly retire. Winston, 19, was a top freshman recruit and backup quarterback at the time of the alleged Dec. 7, 2012, assault. The alleged victim called police that night to report the incident. Coe, the interim police

chief, contends that the police pursued the case until February, when they were told that the victim no longer wanted to prosecute. The case was never closed, Coe insisted, only placed on inactive status. That contradicts what Timothy Jansen, the attorney representing Winston, says he was told back in February. He says he was told the case was closed. But after two media organizations requested information about it was quickly turned over to local prosecutors. Meanwhile, the alleged victim's family insists that she wanted the case to go forward but was being pressured to drop it. In two statements issued, the family maintained Patricia Carroll was told by a detective that Tallahassee is a "big football town and the victim needs to think long and hard before proceeding against him because she will be raked over the coals and her life will be made miserable."

Timberwolves Give Up On Former Lottery Pick

Derrick Williams

Police Under Scrutiny for Handling of FSU Star Assault Case

Roy Ellison ASHBURN, Va. — The NFL has suspended a game official for one game without pay for making "a profane and derogatory statement" to Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams. The league announced that umpire Roy Ellison will not work an NFL game. Williams said he was called vulgar names by Ellison during a drive in the second quarter of the loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Williams said he has since heard from other players in the NFL that have had "the same experience" with Ellison. The NFL said its game officials "are expected to avoid personal confrontations with players and be respectful of players and coaches at all times."

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Its handling of sexual assault allegations against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is just the latest controversy to hit the Tallahassee Police Department. A handful of grand juries recently have issued scathing reports about how some officers have conducted themselves in the line of duty. Now, the department is coming under scrutiny for its handling of a sexual assault case in which a Heisman Trophy candidate stands as the accused. The family of the student who says she was raped claims the department tried to squelch the case: It took 11 months for Tallahassee police to hand over information to prosecutors. Patricia Carroll, the attorney representing the alleged victim in the Winston case, said she "had no faith whatsoever" in the Police Department. On the same day the department handed over the Winston case to prosecutors, a Leon County grand

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News On Education Word-Finds

Find and circle the words in the puzzle. The words read forward, backwards, up, down and diagonally. Kingdom Lilies Mammon Masters Meat Morrow Oven Raiment Righteousness Serve Solomon Seek Spin Therefore Wherewithal Word

By Julie Cohen When Mr. Acton’s second-grade class came to schoo, they had no idea they were going to play with dirt. But that’s just what they did to celebrate Geography Awareness Week (GeoWeek) as part of UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Geography outreach program. Ann Tan and Nina Bingham, two UCSB graduate students in geography, visited Santa Barbara's Washington Elementary School to talk to the kids about soil. Chocolate-covered pretzels stood in for rocks as they explained the difference between physical and chemical weathering. First, students broke up the pretzels in order to understand that physical changes simply made smaller pieces of the same material. Then they put a second pretzel in their mouths to see what happened when the chocolate disap-

Answers on page 12A

To solve a Sudoku puzzle, place a number into each box so that each row across, each column down, and each small 3 x 3 square with the larger diagram (there are 9 of these) will contain every number from 1 through 9. In other words, no number will appear more than once in any row, column, or smaller 3 x 3 square. Working with the number already given as a guide complete each diagram with the missing numbers that will lead to the correct solution. Answers on page 12A

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Second graders got downright dirty in the name of Geography Awareness Week. (Photo Credit: Spencer Bruttig) peared. Tan explained that of material,” said longtime the chocolate melting was teacher Michael Acton, akin to acid breaking down who has a degree from rocks into soil — aka UCSB’s Gevirtz Graduate chemical weathering. School of Education. The fun continued “GeoWeek is an amazwhen the students — and ing opportunity to share their desks — got down- something I’m really exright dirty mixing differ- cited about with kids,” said ent soils with water. “Any Tan. “This is the third year time you can get a hands- I’ve volunteered, and it has on experience to connect been a really rewarding exthe learning, that’s where perience.” you get your best retention UCSB, See page 12A

CI Students Sweep Interactive Media Awards at Statewide Media Arts Festival

Crossword Companion Across 1. Course Child might prepare 6. Thing (Lat.) 9. Enjoying luxury: In ______ 11. Inspector on Barney Miller 13. Excellent (2 words) 14. She was Col. Deering on Buck Rogers (2 words) 17. Chicago Hope workers (abbr.) 18. _____ voyage! 19. Something Beaver used to say 20. Actor Marshall (init.) 21. Let _____ Be Stars 23. Parker of Daniel Boone 24. Comedy Central’s The ______ Show 25. Narrow inlet 26. Carmaker Ransom E. 27. ______ Night 28. Born (Fr.) 29. ______ Story Playhouse 30. Woe is me! 32. One Day at ________ (2 words) 33. Hart ____ Hart 35. Eliminate 36. Stern of Rhoda 37. Seasoning at Café Americain 38. Naked Truth star (2 words) 41. October birthstone 42. All Creatures Great and _____ 43. White Shadow character 45. _____ Game 46. The Sixth ______

UCSB Outreach Program Teaches Students about Geography

Camarillo, Calif. – Four art students from CSU Channel Islands (CI) earned top awards for their interactive media and video work at the statewide CSU Media Arts Festival this month. The annual festival, held Nov. 9 at Cal State Fullerton, recognizes the best in film, video and interactive media work by students from all 23 CSU campuses. The CI student victories continue an impressive 11-year winning streak for the youngest campus in the CSU system. CI students dominated the Interactive Media category – earning all three top spots. Eamon Stewart took home first place and a $500 Rosebud Award for his personal website, http://www.eamonstewart. com, which showcases his portfolio of work in film, animation and motion graphics. The Ventura native graduated last spring

from the Art Program. He works at a branding company, is completing an animated short film, and is cocreator of “Waffle Party,” a weekly Web comic that he produces with friend, collaborator and fellow CI alumnus Erik Scoggan, at http://www.wafflepartycomic.com. Nichole Couch, a spring

graduate from Lancaster now working as a graphic designer, earned second place in Interactive Media for the website she created as a class project for a cheesecake company, http:// tinyurl.com/NicoleCouch. Dani Kwan, a spring 2013 art graduate from West Hills, won third place CI, See page 12A

CAMARILLO, Calif. -New grants awarded by the Community Response Fund at the Ventura County Community Foundation will support such efforts as tutoring homeless students and helping low-income youngsters who have fallen behind in their math and science studies. VCCF recently gave six local nonprofit organizations a total of $20,750 for community-based afterschool programs, particularly in underserved areas. "This is a further deepening of VCCF's outreach to strengthen nonprofits serving area youth," said Hugh J. Ralston, VCCF president and CEO. The need is so critical, Ralston said, that for the first time VCCF has set aside funds from its unrestricted grant monies for this issue, which is not addressed by VCCF's other grants programs. "Our board and grants

committee focused on after-school programs this year as a critical part of local communities' efforts to help our young people transition through adolescence safely," Ralston said. "We received 24 proposals and could fund only a few of these programs doing such good work." El Centrito Family Learning Centers in Oxnard received $5,000 to support the Adelante Math Club, the Science Academy, Community Technology Center and the Family Nights to help students who have fallen behind, particularly in math and science. School on Wheels was granted $3,000 for after-school tutoring for homeless elementary and middle-school students in Ventura County. The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Oxnard & Port Hueneme was awarded $4,000 for the Power Hour Homework and Tutoring

Program for youth ages 6 through 12. Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Ventura County received $4,000 for weekly tutoring of an estimated 200 pupils in Santa Paula and Fillmore elementary schools to help them complete their homework and improve their reading skills. The $4,000 awarded to Casa Pacifica in Camarillo will go toward recreational therapy that complements young people's academics with activities such as sports, crafts and athletics. A $750 grant will help support the Homework Tutoring Club at Many Mansions in Thousand Oaks. One of VCCF's core values is investing in Ventura County's youth. VCCF is the local leader in awarding scholarships to Ventura County students, giving out more than $9.6 million in the past two decades to 3,500 students. VCCF, See page 12A

Media Arts Festival 2013 winners

Ventura County Community Foundation Grants Bolster After-School Learning for Local Students

Down 1. ______ Tactics 2. Sing _____ with Mitch 3: Chaney Sr. and Jr. 4. Roadway (abbr.) 5. Robert ____ Niro 6. _____ for Your Life 7. Mark transport 8. Bilko’s rank 10. The Young ______ 11. Whose Is It _______ Anyway? 12. Charlotte and Cassidy 15. Alexis Bledel, on Gilmore Girls 16. _____, Dear 21. Roald Dahl’s ______ of the Unexpected 22. Conceal 23. The Corner Bar actor Bill 24. He was Maxwell Smart (2 words)

25. Make ____ for Daddy 27. _______ Your Life (2 words) 29. British weapon 30. TV host James 31. Perry Mason exposed them 32. Tour of Duty truant (abbr.) 33. Reds and Browns 34. Gideon’s Crossing’s Dr. Klein 37. Pair of horses 39. Spot for Maggie Simpson 40. Ron of The Aquanauts 41. That Good ______ Nashville Music 44. “______ You Like It” Answers on page 12A

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State News Union Bank Donates 10,000 Financial Rep. Karen Bass Introduces Legislation Literacy Books to LAUSD to Benefit Local Workers

LOS ANGELES, CA – Union Bank, N.A., has donated 10,000 financial literacy books – What a Bank Can Do by nationally recognized children’s authors John and Diane Tuzee – to the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Beyond the Bell Branch (BTB) after school program. The limited edition books were presented during a special assembly at Multnomah Elementary School in Los Angeles and will be used as part of ongoing BTB financial literacy programs for more than 160,000 students who participate at 670 LAUSD schools. During the assembly, Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Special Advisor for Education, Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana, spoke to students and was joined by BTB Director Timothy Bower, LAUSD Board Member Moníca García, Multnomah Principal Ana Escobedo, Union Bank's Regional President Leticia Aguilar and Foundation President Carl Ballton, and the Tuzees. Colorful and easy-to-read with rhyming text, What a Bank Can Do explores the importance of saving money through its main characters Luke and Linda and has become a fun learning tool for parents, teachers and all adults to share with the youth in their lives. Union Bank provided underwriting support for the development and initial distribution of What a Bank Can Do, and has also donated many copies to youth organizations throughout California. "Union Bank is dedi-

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) introduced legislation that will allow transit agencies like the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to prioritize hiring local residents for highway and transit projects. The “Local Hire Act” will allow state and local transit agencies to more easily generate jobs in the very counties and states where their transportation projects are located, while preserving competition and cost effectiveness. Transportation agencies will also have the flexibility to focus their hiring in low-income and underemployed neighborhoods by

Congresswoman Karen Bass applying geographically targeted preferences. “As our economy comes out of the worst recession since the Great Depression, we should ensure that money from local

communities stays in those communities to help local residents,” said Congresswoman Bass. “As our Los Angeles tax dollars make it possible to build light rail and Metro lines, the ‘Local Hire Act’ will give our local officials the flexibility they need to ensure our communities benefit from greater employment. In my Congressional District, the Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail will generate 7,500 jobs and this bill will help to ensure that South Los Angeles residents have the greatest opportunity to be hired for the project.” Currently, federal regulations bar transit agencies BASS, See page 12A

Congresswoman Barbara Lee common sense. Additionally, the State of California has also received legislative direction and guidelines from California Attorney General Kamala Harris on responsibly delivering medical marijuana. It is our view that the intent of the Justice Department is to not enforce its anti-marijuana laws in conflict with the laws of states that have chosen to

decriminalize marijuana for medical and recreational uses. California understands the urgency toward putting together a statewide regulatory system, and we can all be helpful in that regard, but some municipalities, including Oakland, have already done an extraordinary job regulating medical marijuana. California is moving in the correct direction in a measured manner, and should be given the opportunity to do so. Congresswoman Barbara Lee said, “It is far past time for commonsense and economic sense to prevail in policies and actions related to medical cannabis dispensaries that serve the patients in our communities. This harassment and constant threat of prosecution should end.”

SAN BERNARDINO Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino), in partnership with the Associated Student Government (ASG), Inc. at San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC), co-hosted a college affordability forum and resource fair at the campus library on Thursday, December 5, from 12-3:00 p.m. The focus of the event was to inform students of free financial aid programs and explore the importance of planning ahead to succeed in college. “We’re really concerned about the increasing amount of debt that students are amassing after they’ve completed their degrees and certificates,” said Assemblymember Brown. “There’s a number of funding opportunities available at the state level including scholarships, grants and investment options. I’m really pleased to have worked with the California Student Aid Commission to come to this event and share some of the free assistance programs that are available to transfer and vocational students. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore some viable options to lower your costs. Please take advantage of these programs.” The forum, moderated by ASG, included two panels.

Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown Among participating speakers include Trustee Joseph Williams, San Bernardino Community College District (SBCCD); Professor Ed Gomez, History Department, SBVC; Professor James Dulgeroff, Department of Economics, SBVC; Professor James Robinson, chair of the Human Services Dept., SBVC; School Support Representative Monique Doduc, California Student Aid Commission; Deputy Director of Operations Miguel McQueen, San Bernardino County Workforce Development Department (WDD); Programs Manager Theresa Keller, San Bernardino Employment Training Agency (SBETA); and President/ CEO Dina Walker, Blu Education Foundation.

Congresswoman Lee Seeks to End Harassment of Cannabis Dispensaries

cated to increasing financial education in our local communities, and we know that educating youth is critical to building and sustaining strong communities for the future," said Aguilar. "We are excited to once again partner with LAUSD to provide this valuable teaching resource to Beyond the Bell, and we hope the Multnomah students will share what they learn from this book with their family and friends." Union Bank, in partnership with the LAUSD Board of Education, also recently announced plans

to open the bank’s first two Los Angeles student-run branches at Crenshaw High School and Abraham Lincoln High School as part of an innovative program designed to provide students with real-world financial education and work experience. "We are truly grateful to Union Bank for the donation of these books to our after school program," said Beyond the Bell Branch Executive Director Alvaro Cortes. "The book is indeed a great learning tool and a fun way to communicate the me ssa ge a bout the UNION, See page 12A

Congresswoman Barbara Lee, joined by Reps. George Miller, Sam Farr, and Eric Swalwell, released excerpts of a letter sent to Melinda Haag, U.S. Attorney for Northern District of California regarding the ongoing “hostility toward dispensaries.” The letter was sent following a string of actions against medical marijuana dispensaries. The letter reads in part: It is counterproductive and economically prohibitive to continue a path of hostility toward dispensaries. Moreover, it appears to directly counter the spirit of Deputy Attorney General Cole’s memo, and is in direct opposition to the evolving view toward medical marijuana, the will of the people and, by now,

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National News Marissa Alexander Hopes for Bond President Honors ‘True Champions’ After Being Imprisoned Over Two Years with Medal of Freedom

Marissa Alexander was sentenced to 20 years for firing a warning shot over the head of her allegedly abusive husband. (Photo Courtesy: Miami Times Illustration) By D. Kevin McNeir Attorneys for Marissa Alexander, 33, the Florida mother of three who has spent over 1,000 days in jail and was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot over the head of her allegedly abusive husband, have won a new trial for their client. Now they and Alexander are hopeful that a Jacksonville judge will grant her bond. Last

September, the 1st District Court of Appeal ordered a new trial for Alexander, stating that the jury had received incorrect directions. A new trial has been set for March 31, 2014. Alexander’s case garnered national attention after she was denied immunity under Florida’s Stand Your Ground law and was sentenced to a mandatory 20 years under the 10-20-

Life statutes for discharging a firearm during certain felonies. She was charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The prosecution says that despite her claim that she was only firing a warning shot and that the bullet hit a wall and not the ceiling, that it could have killed her husband, Rico Gray or his children. Gray has two children, both of whom are now in his custody. The couple also has an infant child together. Her attorney was unable to provide information about the whereabouts of the youngest child and who is currently caring for the child. In court, Bruce Zimmet, one of the lead attorneys for Alexander, argued that she poses no threat to society or to her husband with whom she is now finalizing a divorce. “We were pleased that the appellate court reversed her conviction and allowed ALEXANDER, See page 12A

Chicago Cop Indicted in Unarmed Woman's 2012 Killing

For only the second time since 1997, a Chicago police officer has been indicted in a police-involved shooting, this time for the death of the unarmed 22-year-old woman, Rekia Boyd. CPD Officer Dante Servin, 45, is charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless discharge of a firearm and reckless conduct in connection to Boyd's March 2012 death near Douglas Park. Monday, Servin was ordered held on $75,000 bond, according to DNAinfo Chicago. Servin will be stripped of his police powers until the trial concludes, the Sun-Times reports. According to WGN, Servin's indictment is only the second time in more than 15 years a Chicago officer has faced formal charges in a police-involved shooting. "It's a sad day when an officer is charged for doing something he was trained to do," said Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden who criticized the charges and insisted

Rekia Boyd Servin's name will be cleared through the trial. Prosecutors said Servin was "frustrated" by the noise coming from a large block party by his home near Douglas Park the evening Boyd was killed. "She did not deserve to get shot," Servin is seen telling Boyd's brother in footage filmed by a French documentary group covering Chicago violence, the Tribune reports. "She did not deserve that. (But) my soul is clear." Accounts on what happened the night of Boyd's shooting differ between Chicago police and Boyd's

A Georgia court is struggling to explain a report that it listed "slave" as an occupation on its juror questionnaire. A prospective juror in Dekalb County told local NBC affiliate 11Alive that he typed the letter "S" for "Sales" on the online questionnaire and said the word "Slave" popped up instead. Court Administrator Cathy McCumber told the station that the online form is a month old but was derived from an older list that's been used to survey jurors for 13 years. The web development company that the court contracted to make the form says the occupations are user-generated. McCumber told 11Alive

she's not sure if someone added "Slave" after the court put the questionnaire online or if it had always been listed among the other occupations. The Dekalb County Court did not respond to our request for comment. Some online commenters speculated that the incident was a bad joke or a prank by a disgruntled employee. Others simply expressed outrage that such a thing could even happen. USA Today reader Peggy England called it a "low down dirty shame," while Dallas resident Peter Klepinowski declared the following on 11Alive's website: "The court needs to apologize and investigate."

Georgia Court Reportedly Lists 'Slave' as Occupation on Questionnaire

friends and family, the former arguing that the offduty officer "feared for his life" and acted in selfdefense while the latter say Boyd was an unarmed innocent bystander killed without justification. After leaving his home, armed, "to get a burger," prosecutors say Servin confronted Boyd and her group as they were leaving the park. From his car, Servin COP, See page 12A

Rev. C.T. Vivian

Oprah Winfrey

By Freddie Allen WA S H I N G T O N (NNPA) – During what he called one of his “favorite events every year,” President Obama presented 16 outstanding individuals, including four African Americans, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom,

the nation’s highest civilian honor. President John F. Kennedy created the Presidential Medal of Freedom 50 years ago to honor exceptional people for their courage and contributions to society during their careers. This year, President

Ernie Banks — Mr. Cubs (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen) Obama selected 16 individuals for the honor. The president praised Ernie Banks for his play in the Negro Leagues and for being the first Black player on the Chicago Cubs major league baseball team. Nicknamed “Mr. Cub,” MEDAL, See page 12A

Malcolm X family’s claim and says the publisher has a contract signed by one of Malcolm X’s daughters. A video promoting

the publication of the diary shows the daughter of Malcolm X discussing the importance of the diary been added to the body of work already produced by Malcolm X. “It’s really beautiful that we get to see Malcolm in his own voice – without scholars, historians or observers saying what he was thinking or what he was doing or what he meant” Shabazz says. Third World Press says the memoir “described deep emotional connections [Malcolm X] developed during a period that MALCOLM, See page 12A

First MLK’s Kids, Now the Heirs of Malcolm X are Headed to Court

Family members of Malcolm X have filed suit to prevent the publication of the slain leader’s diary. At issue is the diary Malcolm X kept during the year before his assassination, as he traveled through the Middle East and Africa. The diary has been reproduced for publication and lists the daughter of Malcolm X, Ilyasah Shabazz, as an editor. Other family members, however, are filing suit, alleging that the publisher, Third World Press, does not own the rights to the diary. Vice President of Third World Press, Bennett Johnson, contradicts the

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‘Tis the Season for Smart Shopping

By Cheryl Pearson-McNeil I’ve spent the last three years of this column sharing with you important facts about African-Americans’ consumer power. And, I know those of us who are certified blackbelts in the time-honored martial art of shopping, are fired up for the Black Friday super sales with our artillery of cash and/or credit cards in hand. But first, let’s breathe deeply and think about this, especially in light of recent allegations of retail establishments questioning purchases made by Blacks, which have brought the very essence of our purchasing power under assault. Now, more than ever, it’s important for us to understand what it means to be a Conscious Consumer – particularly during the busiest shopping season of the year. These are a few important questions you should ask yourself before making any consumer decision: 1. Did I find this service or product in my neighborhood? 2. Does this company, network or business hire people who look like me? 3. Do I see positive images of myself reflected in the content this company or program promotes? 4. Does this company have a history of supporting causes that better my community? 5. Am I still willing to spend my limited time or hard earned dollars with this company if the answer to any of the above ques-

Cheryl Pearson-McNeil tions is no? With that in mind, Nielsen’s Holiday Spending Forecast expects this shopping season to be financially stronger than last year, with dollar sales up about 2 percent. Even though an increase in sales is predicted, 68 percent of shoppers who responded to the survey still feel as though they’re in a recession. Twenty percent of U.S. consumers say they have no cash to spare. Forty-eight percent report living comfortably or spending freely. Fifty-two percent of consumers are only buying on the basics. Thirty percent of us across all income ranges say we’ll spend between $250 – $500 on gifts this year. Twenty percent of consumers estimate they will spend between $500 – $1,000, with just 6 percent predicting that they’ll drop more than $1,000. How, where and on what are we expected to spend our money? Dollar stores are expected to enjoy a banner season, with 12 percent

(NewsUSA) - While big businesses may command headlines, most would agree that it's small businesses that drive the economy. During the economic downturn, many small

businesses were forced to close their doors but since then, with the help and support of American Express and local newspapers, community shops are making a comeback in the U.S.

of consumers in households earning $50,000 or less, reporting plans to shop in these channels, versus 4 percent of consumers in households earning $100,000 and up. Twenty percent of those consumers in the $100,000+ category say they will be shopping more online, compared to 15 percent of consumers in households earning less than $50,000. The 10 hottest holiday items for 2013 are: Gift cards, Tech products, Toys, Food, Apparel, Video games, Cookware, Sporting goods, Jewelry, and Alcoholic beverages. Nielsen has traditionally been on point with holiday spending projections, successfully predicting five out of five category trends last year. The information is gathered from consumer surveys of more than 22,000 households of all demographic groups across the country and an analysis of 92 product categories with over $99 billion in sales. Lots of us enjoy making putting smiles on faces with a little “holiday cheer,” so beer, liquor and wine sales are expected to contribute between $60 million and $70 million to the bottom line this season. Snacks and candy are expected to bring in $199 million and $95 million in sales, respectively. Sales of holiday treats such as cheese, jams and jellies are also expected to jump. We love our canine-American and feline-American family SHOPPING, See page 12A

Hometown Newspapers Do Their Part to Support Local Business

Community newspapers and small businesses play vital roles in the economy. When American Express saw how many local businesses were affected by the economic downturn, it pledged its support by creating Small Business Saturday, a day devoted to shopping locally. Created in 2010 and falling between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday has become a permanent fixture on the holiday shopping calendar. This year, that day was November 30. "American Express tapped into the influence of local newspapers, and it made perfect sense," says Rick Baranski, director of publisher relations for U.S. Suburban Press Inc. (USSPI -- www.usspi.com), an advertising network that works with community newspapers around the U.S. "Newspapers are the voice of the community and have a relationship with both the local business owners and the readers who shop their local stores." Small businesses have generated more than 65 BUSINESS, See page 12A

Watch Out for Potholes in Your Car Insurance By Jason Alderman Would you be surprised to learn that if your laptop gets stolen during a car break-in, your automobile insurance probably won't reimburse you for the loss? Don't be. Many people have only a vague idea of things like: what their car insurance does and doesn't cover; how they might accidentally void their coverage; or that even if an accident isn't their fault, their own insurance may not pay for damages if they don't have the right kind of coverage. Common car insurance exclusions include: Named driver exclusion. This is an agreement between you and your insurance company to exclude a specific person from coverage for liability or physical damage caused when driving a car you insure. You might choose it if, for example, the insurer is threatening to cancel your policy because a fam-

ily member has an unsafe driving record or a suspended license. Such drivers should never be allowed to drive cars from which they've been excluded; it's the same as driving uninsured and you both could be held personally liable for any damages. Interestingly, some policies will cover friends and/or family members when they drive your car, provided they don't live in your household. Coverage levels in such situations may be less, so check your policy carefully for details. Car rental insurance. Car rental agencies offer their own collision, liability, theft and other insurance coverage. Conventional wisdom says you should avoid buying it if your own insurance – or benefits available from your credit card – provide similar coverage for rental cars. However, first contact your insurance company and

credit card issuer to make sure you are fully covered. Replacing stolen items. Most car insurance policies won't reimburse you for items stolen from your car that are not permanently installed (like builtin sound systems). These might include cellphones, computers, wallets, luggage, etc. However, homeowners or renters insurance generally covers your personal property, no matter from where it's stolen. Business use restrictions. You must maintain a business car insurance policy if you use your personal vehicle for business purposes, whether you deliver pizzas part-time, participate in a ride-sharing service (like Lyft or Sidecar), CAR, See page 12A

Home buyers unable to find a home earlier this year are taking to the market this winter despite the colder weather and limited inventory, according to realtor.com’s Winter Home Buyer Report. More than 1,300 people looking to buy a home during the winter months told realtor.com that lingering conditions from the past home-buying season, including inventory challenges and all-cash offers, continue to set the tone for them as they enter the winter season. “This summer and spring home-buying season was particularly challenging for buyers, especially first-time home buyers trying to compete with all-cash offers and bidding wars because of reduced inventory,” said Alison Schwartz, vice president of corporate

communications at realtor. com. “In fact, a quarter of the winter home buyers revealed they are in the market now because they were unable to find a home during this last home-buying season.” While the majority of winter home buyers describe themselves as relocation buyers, downsizers are also a large portion of those looking to buy a house in

the next four months, according to the report. There are advantages to looking for a home in the winter, Schwartz said. “Motivated sellers, better prices and less competition between buyers are some of the top reasons winter home buyers are interested in purchasing a home during the colder months of the year,” she said.

Attorney Shane McClelland was turned down for a mortgage because of high debt. cording to Pew, versus 36.1% in 2007. The New York Federal Reserve reported recently that, for the first time, the homeownership rate among college graduates was less than non-grads. Danilla DiMartino graduated from college at 25 in 2012 with $35,000 in debt and has lived with her parents in a Westchester County suburb of New York ever since. She makes $33,000 a year as an account execu-

tive with a PR firm, which would be enough to move someplace except for her $700 a month loan payments. "I love my job and I love my parents, but I am an adult and want a place of my own, but won't be able to have that for at least four to five years," she said. Shane McClelland, 27, a divorce attorney in Columbus, Ohio, is more than two years out of law school, has his own firm and is making a good living. But he has nearly $200,000 in student loan debt. "It's really delaying the adult milestones I should be hitting," he said. He does not have to live at home with his parents but the debt, which costs him about $2,000 a month, has prevented him from buying a home, even though Columbus boasts affordable prices. One lender told McClelland they didn't even want to process his loan application.

Tight Inventory Tops Winter Home Buyers’ Challenges

Young and Smart, but Millennials Face Homebuying Hurdles

By Les Christie High debt levels and weak job prospects have made it hard for many young, educated Americans to buy homes, and that could be a drag on the housing market for years to come. Missed payments on student loan debt damage credit scores, making it harder and more expensive to get mortgages. Debt also counts against Millennials when lenders calculate how much money they'll lend: Every dollar of student debt payments means less available for housing. In addition, more grads are moving home to live with their parents -- 36%, according to a recent Pew survey. While that saves on living expenses, it limits their ability to build the credit histories they need to eventually get a mortgage. The result is a decline in the percentage of 18-to-32 year olds heading up their own homes -- just 34.3% as of this past March, ac-

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Senior Living:

Spotlight on Health:

This season, holiday shoppers in Ventura County can give cheer to area seniors by participating in the Be a Santa to a Senior program. The program -- run by the local Home Instead Senior Care office in partnership with area retailers, volunteers and members of the community -- helps ensure isolated seniors receive gifts and companionship during the holidays. This can be a difficult time for many, especially those who live alone or have lost spouses and loved ones. An estimated 27 percent of people 65 and older (10.8 million people) are widowed, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Further, the Administration on Aging reports about 28 percent (11.8 million) noninstitutionalized people 65 and older live alone. Retailers participating in Be a Santa to a Senior will display Christmas trees from Nov. 25 to Dec. 15 that feature ornaments

(NewsUSA) - It's that time of year. It starts as a tickle in your throat, a sneeze, a cough, until soon you're mouth feels stuffed with cotton, and you're going through tissues in Costco-size quantities. Welcome to the cold and flu season -- officially December through March -- and there is still no cure. There are, however, things you can do to avoid infection, while protecting friends and family from these pesky viruses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend the following tips: • Get a shot. It's best to be proactive, not reactive, when fighting the flu, say experts, so getting a flu shot is the first step in doing battle -- and the sooner the better. "The flu shot doesn't work right away," says Nathan Limb, pharmacy supervisor for Walgreens in Chicago's central district. "It takes about two weeks to boost the immune system once you've received it." • Wash your hands. Soap and water are your best friends during this season. Washing your hands, both front and back, for 15-seconds plus (the time it takes to sing "Happy Birthday" three times, or the ABCs will do it) is key. This is

Local Program Brightens the Holidays Say Aaaah -- Tips to Protect Yourself for Ventura County Seniors From the Flu

with seniors’ first names and their gift requests. Holiday shoppers can pick an ornament from these trees, buy the items listed and return them unwrapped to the store, with the ornament attached. Be a Santa to a Senior

trees will be located at • Curves - 3885 Cochran Street, Simi Valley, CA 93063 • Curves - 1738 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 • Curves - 4940 Verdugo SENIORS, See page 12A

Five Tips for Discussing Money Matters With Family

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox Are you worried about your parents' diminishing physical capabilities or your daughter's plans to pay for her child's college education? Is one of your relatives going through an especially difficult financial period? As you get together with your adult children and aging parents to enjoy home-cooked meals or celebrate your family's holiday traditions, use the following five tips to help you discuss difficult financial issues. 1. Get the timing right The holidays are stressful enough, so just because your children or parents are visiting doesn't mean you should spring financial matters on them as soon as they walk in the door. Instead, plan to have more than one talk. Try first to broach financial issues privately with your family member and let him or her know you'd like to have a follow-up conversation,

especially important when working in common areas such as copy rooms or front offices. • Drink plenty of liquids. It's important to stay hydrated, and while certain juices have been shown to prevent fewer cold symptoms, drinking water every day, all day, is a better option, say experts. Without water, no living thing can survive, which means it is crucial to maintaining optimal health. While water has a myriad of health benefits, research has shown that not all waters are created equal, and that some waters have more health benefits than others. This, say experts, is why drinking alkaline ionized water, such as Alkame Water, should be an essential part of anyone's health plan.

Doctors recommend the mild alkalinity because it allows for more effective hydration, which supports an optimal pH-balanced body and is a powerful source of antioxidants, which boost the immune system, while also enhancing energy levels and overall health. • Keep your distance. If you do get sick, it's important to stay home so you can get better quickly and not spread germs to others. The rule of thumb is to stay home for at least 24 hours after a fever is gone without use of medicine that lowers the fever. This will ensure you are past the point where you are likely to spread the virus to others. For more information on Alkame and its benefits, visit www.alkamewater.com.

seated on your chair! • 40 percent of respondents indicate that shopping is the most draining activity during the holidays. Twenty-eight percent of Americans are ahead of the game and do the majority of their holiday shopping prior to Black Friday. This is an excellent way to relieve some of the added stress of the holidays and leave some free time for

your daily exercise routine. • The survey also indicates that 38 percent of respondents claim to be more tired during the holidays. Overcoming low energy levels to tackle workouts during the demanding holiday season is easier than you think! There are plenty of ways to increase energy with low calorie drinks or snack options, such as HOLIDAYS, See page 12A

Four Ways the Holidays Hurt Your Health

perhaps the day after the holiday. 2. Engage in conversation, not criticism If you launch into the "Money Talk," nothing will turn off your relatives faster than if you're perceived to be on the attack or criticizing their financial choices. Ditto for blasting them about financial matters they haven't attended to yet. 3. Highlight the importance of financial documents When you have the Money Talk, be sure to ask

family members about the location of their last will and testament, any durable power of attorney or health care proxy they may have, and their life insurance documents. It's also wise to ask for a list of key contacts, like attorneys, certified public accountants or insurance agents who may need to be contacted in the event of an accident or medical crisis. 4. Focus on one or two key issues As tempting as it might MONEY, See page 12A

When Voluntary Retirement is Not So Voluntary

It wasn't so long ago that employers could usher you out the door because you had celebrated a birthday that made you "too old to work" in the eyes of some of them. With the passage of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) in 1967, Congress decreed that couldn't happen before age 65, and in 1986, mandatory retirement was eliminated for most occupations. Most of us can now work as long as we want, assuming the jobs are there and we are able to do the work. Employers cannot retire us just because of our age; however, they need not retain us for that reason either. We have the right to work along with the responsibility of ensuring that we have the requisite skills and abilities. Yet only a minority of workers remain in the labor force much after age 65. As of October 2013, 8.1 million Americans

Don't let the flu bug catch up to you this season.

aged 65 or older, or 18.4 percent of that age group, were working or looking for work. Workers retire for a variety of reasons, one of which is that they are ready to move on, and the time seems right. They have set goals and objectives for a life beyond work and voluntarily leave. There are some signs, however, that not all "voluntary" retirements occur fully by choice. Subtle pressure to move on may be behind some "free-will" decisions to stop working, suggests a new publication from the Society of Actuaries (SOA) Committee on Post-Retirement Needs and Risks. The Decision to Retire and Post-Retirement Financial Strategies summarizes eight focus group discussions on retirement decisionmaking with men and women who had been retired for up to 10 years as of May 2013.

These retirees were "resource constrained," that is, they had some savings but not necessarily enough to maintain pre-retirement lifestyles or to live worryfree throughout retirement. They had nonetheless opted to retire. Focus group participants are not randomly selected, representative samples, so what these retirees said does not necessarily apply to all retirees. Still, the sometimes wide-ranging discussions in focus groups often provide more detail and digressions than structured surveys and offer insight about issues that may warrant systematic study. One of those issues involved how the focus group retirees happened to retire in the first place. In many instances, it was not because they were lured into retirement by the promise of leisure and opportunity to do new things. RETIREMENT, See page 12A

By Violet Smith The holidays are upon us, and the increased hustle and bustle can take a serious toll on the healthy habits we strive to stick to every day. neuroSONIC recently released the results of a survey that reveals just how much the holidays impact our health and fitness routines, highlighting stats about working out, energy levels, and more. • The survey reveals that 41 percent of respondents admit that their workout routine decreases during the holidays and 9 percent says it completely stops. While people may believe they are not getting their exercise in during the holidays, shopping may make up for the missed gym hours. Wearing a pedometer while holiday shopping is a great way to indicate how much exercise you are getting! • The survey points out that 48 percent of respondents claim to work on the holidays and 16 percent sometimes work during the holidays. While it’s unfortunate that such a large percentage of people are not able to enjoy a break from work during the holidays, there are exercises that can be done discretely while at your desk. For example, you can easily do leg extensions, back twists and toe raises all while staying

Mammograms in Ventura County Information provided by Ventura County 2-1-1

Free mammograms St. John's Medical Center 1-800-511-2300 Free mammograms for low income, uninsured and under-insured Conejo Free Clinic 805-497-3575 Low income uninsured or under-insured women age 40+ mammograms Every Woman Counts Screening and Referral 805-981-5221 Low cost to no cost mammograms Ventura County Public Health 1-888-2855012 Sliding fee scale, state funded, Medi-Cal mammograms Planned Parenthood 1888-898-3806 Free, Sliding scale, Medi-Cal, no one turned away due to inability to pay mammograms Clinicas Clinics: El Rio Office 805-436-3444 Fillmore Office 805-524-1263 Maravilla Office 805-488-0210 Newbury Park Office 805-498-3640 North Oxnard Office 805-988-0053 Ocean View Office 805-986-5551 Oxnard Office 805-487-5351 Santa Paula Office 805-933-0895 Simi Valley Office 805-522-5722 Ventura Office 805-659-0560 Ojai Valley Office 805-640-8293

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Tech News

This Quick Trick Can Vastly Improve Think You Know Touchscreens? ThinkAgain The iPhone's Fingerprint Scanner

By Timothy Stenovec If you've been less than impressed with Touch ID, the fingerprint sensor that comes on Apple's new iPhone 5S, we may be able to help. Touch ID worked well for me when I tried it out in September, but my actual experience with my new iPhone 5S was different. Often, after placing my finger on the Home button, it wouldn't read my print and I'd be prompted to "try again." Although the fingerprint scanner works well for many people, and has garnered positive reviews from some of the most prominent tech critics, others have found that it doesn't work well for them. What to do? Apple recommends rescanning your finger (and, of course, making sure it's clean and dry) or trying other fingers if you are having problems. The company also notes that things like lotion, oils and dry skin, or activities like swimming or exercising "may affect fingerprint recognition." But I had an idea: Touch ID works with up to five different fingers, so what if I scanned my thumb multiple times, essentially telling

my iPhone that it's different fingers? After all, I rarely use a finger other than my right thumb to press the Home button, so those other four slots were empty. I thought that having more -- and more varied -prints of my thumb could only help, so I tried it by "enrolling," as Apple calls it, my thumb two more times. The result was fantastic -- Touch ID now works much better than it did before, probably over 90 percent of the time. I'm not the only one who had this idea. I was unsure about my theory, and Apple would not comment on whether or not it would improve Touch ID. But Michael Fiske, the founder of Biogy, a privacy company that

focuses on cryptography and biometrics, said that adding more prints could, in fact, make Touch ID more reliable. "Entering multiple examples of the same print enhances pattern matching," Fiske said. "Basically, it enables the pattern matching to be more flexible." Adding more prints can lower the rate of false rejects, he said -- when the right fingerprint doesn't give access to a phone. Fiske likened scanning your finger multiple times to teaching a child how to identify leaves from an oak tree. If you show the child three leaves from an oak tree, she'll be more likely to later recognize an oak tree leaf than had you just shown her one.

By Todd Van Luling It might be hard to believe, but all those hours you've spent on the Internet could actually be good for your health. 1. Surfing the web can boost aging brains. The mental capacities

for "complex reasoning" and "decision-making" are both elevated in the brains of older, web savvy adults. Dr. Gary Small of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA conducted the study with adults between

the ages of 55 and 76, both with and without significant knowledge of Internet, and found cognitive abilities to be significantly affected by web use. 2. The internet provides a support system for those who need it most. Social media has greatly helped those who most need someone to talk to, like victims of prejudice or the chronically ill, who may be fighting an especially dire kind of loneliness. People with a chronic disease are more likely to embrace social media than healthier users, and many help spread the information and experiences they've gone through with other patients. 3. Online databases have revolutionized our health savviness. As of 2011, 80 percent of American Internet users found medical advice online through online databases such as WebMD or MayoClinic.com. Online medical databases may still be in their infancy, but newer and better systems are slowly being developed. Unfortunately, there have been setbacks, like the failure of Medpedia, or WebMD's stock struggles. Overall, however, the credibility of these databases has been improving. 4. Want to stop smoking? The Internet can help. In recent years, social media has helped smokers build these communities online and receive inspiration and encouragement from other smokers going through the difficult process of quitting. Reading about the lives of ex-smokers online and joining various Facebook groups has proven especially effective at helping people find the motivation to quit for good.

Four Ways The Internet Can Actually Make You Healthier

If you've used a smartphone or tablet for a few years, you might think that you've seen everything there is to see about touchscreens. But don't tell that to these engineers. Take what researcher Mark Bolas is doing at the University of Southern California. He is currently looking at ways to use touch technology to create fully immersive experiences, including developing stereoscopic lenses that make images pop into 3D, as well as virtual-reality headsets that turn ordinary surfaces, like pieces of plywood, into touchscreens. "We just expect everything to now be intelligent and responsive," Bolas told The Huffington Post's Katie Linendoll. "Touchscreens are just the tip of the iceberg."

Or consider what Alan Smithson, CEO of SmithsonMartin, is doing with touchscreens in the world of music. His company created Emulator, the world's first multi-touch system for DJs. It replaces the turntables, mixers and other physical hardware that electronic artists use,

and has been featured at music festivals like Coachella and Electric Daisy Carnival. "Because Emulator is just a MIDI controller, it can be used for lighting, video, audio," Smithson said. "This is not a DJ tool anymore, it's a performance tool."

to play a bigger role in commerce and provide the company with valuable information about consumer shopping habits, though it appears to be less ambitious than the full-fledged credit card once rumored to be in the works. Plans for a Google consumer credit card were shelved when the head of Google's Wallet and payments group, Osama Bedier, left the company in May, according to a report at the time in the technol-

ogy blog AllThingsD. Google, the world's No. 1 Internet search engine, in 2011 began offering a special AdWords Business credit card that its advertising customers could use to buy ads on its website. A Google spokeswoman confirmed that data about transactions made with the new Wallet card - including a description of goods purchased, the amount of the transaction and the name and address of the seller would be added to the internal profiles that Google maintains for users of its services, which can be used to target ads. Consumers add money to the new Wallet Card by linking it to a bank account or when another person transfers money to their Wallet account, according to Google. The card can be ordered online, and typically takes 10 to 12 days to arrive, a Google spokeswoman said.

profit drag: Nomura analyst Rick Sherlund estimates that the Xbox platform will lose at least $1 billion for Microsoft in 2014 and may not be profitable for another year or so after that. He says a spinoff, even to existing shareholders, would immediately boost Microsoft's profits and stock price. PRO It’s audience is huge: The Xbox Live online gaming and entertainment service has some 48 million members worldwide, many of whom pay $5 a month. More than 80 million Xbox 360s have been sold worldwide, providing a user base for Microsoft to sell things like music subscriptions, video rentals, more games and the new Xbox One. The platform is also a window into Microsoft services such as Bing search, Skype Internet calls and SkyDrive

cloud storage. CON But it’s not as big as Windows: More than a billion people worldwide use Windows personal computers, and focusing efforts on polishing Windows 8.1 could have a bigger payoff. PRO It positions Microsoft in the living room: Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Sony’s PlayStation 3 each sold more than 80 million units globally. Strategically, pulling even with the game console leader was a key win because it prevented Sony from taking over the living room. CON But the world’s gone mobile: By pouring time and energy into a homebound console, Microsoft largely missed the mobile devices revolution. IHS predicts Microsoft’s Windows platform will be the operating system in just 6.5 percent of tablets and 3.9 percent of smartphones sold worldwide this year. Together those devices will account for 1.2 billion units sold. Sherlund says dominating the living room “was a good idea 10 years ago.”

Google Wants You to Carry Around This Card Instead of Cash

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO Google Inc will offer a prepaid debit card that will allow consumers to purchase goods at stores and to withdraw cash from ATM machines, the Internet company said. The card, which is only available in the United States, lets consumers access the funds stored in their Google Wallet accounts. Google Wallet is a smartphone app and online payment service that lets consumers buy goods and transfer money to each other. The new Wallet card will be accepted at "millions of locations" that accept MasterCard and at ATM machines, Google said in a post on its official blog. Google said the card is free and that the company will not charge cardholders any monthly or annual fees. The card could help advance Google's efforts

Does Microsoft Even Need Xbox?

By Ryan Nakashima LOS ANGELES — Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates donned a cool leather jacket when he first introduced the Xbox onstage in 2000. More than a decade later, the video game console is still the hippest brand in Microsoft's portfolio. But as the company begins selling its first new Xbox in eight years, some critics say Microsoft should spin the gaming unit off. They argue that Xbox distracts management from the company's fast-growing cloud computing business and its effort to catch up to rivals in tablet and smartphone sales. Here are Xbox's pros and cons: PRO It is profitable in the long term: The Xbox business has been profitable for the past few years, according to Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft's vice president of strategy. Mehdi says the company sees the gaming industry growing from an annual $66 billion to $78 billion in 2017. And Microsoft hopes to broaden the Xbox's appeal with features that make it more of an entertainment hub. CON It will be a short-term

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Walmart Workers Shouldn’t Have to Donate Food to Co-workers

Beyond the Rhetoric:

The Day We Lost “Camelot”

Julianne Malveaux

Harry C. Alford

Oh, how I remember November 22, 1963. It was the day that ended America’s love affair. Back in November, 1960 we elected a new kind of President. My parents hosted a voting station in our living room. I watched with much curiosity all of the neighbors coming to our house to vote for the President of the United States. At the end of the day my mother and her volunteers hand counted the votes that came in. Then, she would call it in. It was amazing how we were participating in this very democratic process. In the end, John F. Kennedy won the election by the closest margin in history. He was so handsome and the new first lady, Jacqueline Bouvier, was of star quality. America viewed them as King and Queen. Happy days were coming. On January 17, 1961 outgoing President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave us a warning during his farewell speech: “A vital element in keeping the peace is our military establishment. Our arms must be mighty, ready for instant action, so that no potential aggressor may be tempted to risk his own destruction...This conjunction of an immense military es-

tablishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every statehouse, every office of the federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society. In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military– industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals so that security and liberty may prosper together.” We ignored this stern warning by one of our greatest leaders in American history. We had Jack

and Jackie and life would be just a “bowl of cherries”. Television and the news industry guided us down a path of make believe. World tensions were mounting – China, Indo-China, Soviet Union, Cuba, the Iron Curtain, etc. were hot but still we danced and smiled. I remember welcoming my cousin home from his military stint. He told me that this place called Vietnam was exploding. “They are blowing people away!” I like everyone else would ignore him. In the spring of 1963, President Kennedy came to my home town to visit our military installations. The whole high school was bussed out to Point Mugu Naval Station. There, on the runway, he walked out of Air Force One and we all stood in awe. He walked past me and I froze like a rock – he was god like. My cousin Jeanie merged from the front line screaming and crying and then shouted, “He shook my hand! Oh Lord!!” That’s how we were – a nation in love with Jack and Jackie. CAMELOT, See page 10B

said they would require a $12.50 minimum wage from “big box” stores. With the District caught between a rock and a hard place – no jobs or low-paying jobs – they blinked and subscribed to the notion that any job is better than no job. The District will end up subsidizing those workers who can’t make it with their Walmart pay. They’ll be the ones lining up for food stamps, subsidized housing, and other incomeenhancing programs. No wonder Walmart wants to help workers during this holiday season. In Canton, Ohio, and in other Walmart stores, managers are asking workers to donate food so that their coworkers may have a pleasant Thanksgiving. If Walmart paid associates enough, workers would not have to transfer food and opportunities to their colleagues. Indeed, since most Walmart stores have a food section, why wouldn’t the company offer their lowest paid workers a gift certificate for $100 or so? Or, why not just pay workers so they don’t need to seek holiday supplements during the holidays. Walmart doesn’t want to pay people what they are worth, just what they can get away with.

Walmart chooses to suppress wages, so they have also made a choice to encourage some workers to provide token assistance for their coworkers who are not well paid. Walmart has put the onus of fair pay on workers helping one another, not the company helping its workers. While many Walmart employees will be concerned enough abut their colleagues to contribute, they must also ask why a food drive is necessary. In asking that question, they might also ask what impact food stamp cuts will have on their colleagues. There is nothing magic about the $12.50 an hour wage. Some jurisdictions will push their minimum wage to $11 an hour and others will ask for more. Many retail workers say that a $15 an hour wage is the least that they can survive on. A household headed by two part-time Walmart workers qualifies for a number of federal programs. If Walmart paid each of its workers $12.50 an hour, the pay increase WALMART, See page 10B

Children Will Go Hungry

George E. Curry serves human rights and unfettered access to the courts, and adheres to the even-handed administration of justice for all Americans. “Our data show that the overwhelming majority of the blame for this crisis rests squarely with Senate Republicans,” said AFJ President Nan Aron. “Where there still aren’t nominees, it’s usually because Republican Senators are refusing to recommend qualified candidates to fill vacancies in their home states. And where there already are nominees, Republicans continue their unprecedented ‘obstruction of justice’ by continuing to stall those nominees.” According to the report, 90 percent of all current vacancies without a nominee are in states with at least one Republican Senator. Fifty-one percent are in states with two Republican Senators. “That’s no coincidence,” Aron explained. “Republicans have cynically abused Senate tradition and refused to approve proposed nominees in their home states. Without that approval – which requires returning a ‘blue slip’ – the Senate Judiciary Committee won’t hold a hearing on a nominee. Then these same Republicans turn

For the past year, an organization called OUR Walmart, has protested, raised questions and asked their employer, one of the nation’s largest companies, to treat them fairly. They have asked for better wages, more full-time hours, and for the opportunity to earn benefits. Walmart has responded with well-timed publicity moves. They will allow same sex couples health insurance and other benefits, but only if someone is working full time (at least a third of Walmart workers are employed part time). There were headlines about the same-sex marriage benefit, but none about the low wages that many receive, and the hurdles they must clear to get the health care benefit. The average Walmart worker earns $8.81 an hour; but too many earn the minimum wage ($7.25 cent an hour), even as they work part time. According to Walmart’s CEO. at least half of its workers earn less than $25,000 a year, which isn’t enough to live on in a city with living costs as high as those in Washington, D.C. Yet, Walmart threatened to withdraw from agreements they had with the District of Columbia when the City Council

Food Stamp Cuts:

‘Nuclear Option’Launched Against Intransigent Republicans After repeated Republican obstruction, Senate Democrats boldly stood up to Republicans by pulling the trigger on the nuclear option, a parliamentary maneuver that means most executive branch nominees now can be approved by a simple majority rather than the 60-vote supermajority in effect throughout President Obama’s term. Although Democrats hold a 55-45 majority in the Senate, Republicans had been able to block many of President Obama’s court nominees and appointments by requiring a supermajority for confirmation. Now, however, senators can no longer filibuster nominees to executive branch posts or the courts, with the exception of the Supreme Court. Legislation can still be filibustered as well as other Senate actions. More than 10 percent of federal judgeships are vacant. The number considered “judicial emergencies” has increased by 85 percent since President Obama assumed office in 2009, according to a report issued in October by Alliance for Justice, (AFJ), a federation of more than 100 organizations devoted to making sure the federal judiciary advances core constitutional values, pre-

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around and blame the president for not nominating anyone to fill the vacancy.” The opposition to President Obama is unprecedented. “Before Obama, 20 executive branch nominees were filibustered. Under Obama, 16 have been filibustered,” the Washington Post noted. “… If current trends continue, they note, it’s entirely possible Obama could end up seeing more of his executive-branch nominees filibustered than every other president in history combined.” The Alliance for Justice report found, “President Obama’s nominations have brought near parity between Democratic-appointed judges and Republican-appointed judges. Since the end of the Bush Administration, the percentage of Republican-appointed circuit court judges dropped from 61.3% to 49.1%, and the percentage of Republican-appointed district court judges dropped from 58.6% to 50.3%.” It explained, “The REPUBLICANS, See page 11B

“Are there no prisons? And the workhouses, are they still in operation?” Is that what the government and the people of the United States are about to say to Americans who have such low incomes they need the government food stamp program to help them put food on their tables? Most of all, is American society willing to let the 21 million American children – one quarter of all American children – who live in households that get food stamps endure, not just less to eat, but actual hunger? You recognize the quotation above, I’m sure. It’s uttered with a contemptuous sneer by Charles Dickens’ unforgettable wealthy miser Ebenezer Scrooge in the 1938 film version of Dickens’ classic tale, “A Christmas Carol.” In his story Dickens used the plight of poor children, especially the poor health of Tiny Tim, the youngest son of Scrooge’s clerk Bob Cratchit, to dramatize the daily emergency the poor face—and the imperative that their wellbeing is all of humankind’s “business.” That’s the imperative facing America now because the budget for the food stamp program is in danger of being severely

cut back. That possibility, of course, will affect the 26 million adults in the program, too. But it’s most damaging and far-reaching impact will be on the children – those who constitute part of the future of American society. So, especially this year, while Thanksgiving for millions of Americans remains its usual holiday of family cheer and an overabundance of food, millions of food stamp recipients must anticipate they’ll have significantly less to eat this week – and next week, and the week after that, and … The reason is twofold. First, on November 1 Congress let expire a provision of the 2009 economic stimulus package that had increased families’ and individuals’ monthly food stamp allotment to help them cope with the impact of the Great Recession. That crisis had produced a deluge of people – overwhelmingly, the newly jobless and the working poor – to need aid in buying enough food to eat. As a result, the number of food stamp enrollees soared from 26 million in 2007 to more than 47 million now. That program’s expiration has reduced the amount individuals and

families get: by $11 for one person to $36 for a family of four. The amounts seem small. But for food stamp recipients – the jobless, the disabled, the working poor – who have no financial cushion, the amounts can be the difference between eating and eating less – or not at all. And now, as Congress considers appropriations for the farm bill, which includes the budget for the food stamp program (its official name is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP), Democrats and Republicans in Congress have suggested two wildly-differing cost-cutting measures for the program. The trulydraconian Republican version would cut $40 billion from the SNAP over the next decade. The Democratic version proposes a $4 billion reduction. Whichever version – or some legislative compromise that meets somewhere between those two poles – wins out, we should not look away from what it will produce. Children will go hungry. CHILDREN, See page 11B

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MAYOR From page 1A the audience spoke in favor of making Andrews either mayor or deputy mayor saying he was being punished simply for disagreeing with some other council members. Those who voted to make Nasarenko deputy mayor instead of Andrews were Tracy, and council members Christy Weir, Jim Monahan, Mayor Heitmann, and Nasarenko. PAIN From page 2A must refuse to be bitter, because bitterness always hurts you. It never changes anything. Blaming others never ever changes anything. It only makes you feel worse. How do you keep from being bitter when the inevitable tragedies of life come? 1. You accept what cannot be changed. 2. You focus on what’s left, not what’s lost. 3. You live one day at a time. 4. You believe things will get better 4. REMEMBER WHAT IS IMPORTANT. Disasters have a way of clarifying our values and pointing out what matters and what really doesn’t matter. Jesus said, “Life is not measured by how much one owns.” Lk 12:15 (NCV) Don’t confuse your net worth with yourself worth. Don’t confuse your possessions with your purpose in life. Don’t confuse what you’re living on with what you’re living for. A man’s life does not consist of what he possesses. What matters are relationships. Can you lose a home? Yes. Can you lose a career? Yes. Can you lose a marriage? Yes. Can you lose your health? Yes. Can you lose your youthful beauty? Yes. Can you lose your relationship with God? No. 5. RELY ON CHRIST. Christians get to approach tragedy differently than the rest of the world. We get to rely completely on Christ. We get to have hope. But how? By intentionally leaning on Christ for stability, listening to Christ for direction, and looking to Christ for salvation. He is our Rock, our Shelter, our Great Shepherd, our Hiding Place. Suffering and tragedy are inevitable in a sinful world, but Christ makes all the difference. Decide that you will rely on Him even in the darkest of hours of your life. The light will shine again. Lonnie G. McCowan is pastor at The Miracle Center of Ventura, in Ventura, CA. He can be contacted through email at lonnie100@msn.com or by visiting www.miraclecenterventura. com. WHITAKER From page 2A serving eight presidents during his tenure in Lee Daniels’ The Butler, opposite Oprah Winfrey; he will grace the screen in Out of the Furnace, opposite Christian Bale; and he will also be seen in his first musical, Black Nativity, opposite Jennifer Hudson and Angela Bassett. In addition, Forest is the founder of LAbased Significant Productions, where he served as a producer on Fruitvale Station, which won the 2013 Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Above all else, Whitaker is a humanitarian. He is the founder of PeaceEarth Foundation, cofounder and chair of the International Institute for Peace and is the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Peace and Reconciliation. The Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film serves as a fundraiser for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which is set to run January 30 through February 9, 2014. SBIFF is dedicated to discovering and showcasing the best in independent and international cinema. UNITED WAY From page 2A • Alexander Cadillac, 1600 Auto Center Dr., Oxnard Auto Center • Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, 4994 Verdugo Way, Camarillo • Union Bank – 250 S. Mills Road, Ventura • Union Bank – 2930 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley *For a complete, up-to-date list of drop-off locations, please visit www.vcunitedway.org. The Pleasant Valley/Somis Lions Club is a sponsor of “Help Beyond the Holidays” and Meathead Movers has partnered with United Way to provide collection boxes and to pick up all of the donations from the dropoff locations. Volunteers will count and sort all of the donated items to be distributed to agencies in mid-January. In addition to the donation of diapers, toilet paper, toothpaste, and toothbrushes, individuals can also make monetary donations to “Help Beyond the Holidays” which will be used to purchase additional items — especially diapers. To make a minimum $10 donation, visit www.vcunitedway.org, click the donate button, and select “Help Beyond the Holidays” from the pull-down menu. Individuals can also make a $10 donation by using their cellphone to text

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the keyword UWVC to 27722. Standard message and data rates apply. Individuals can mail or drop off a check made payable to United Way of Ventura County to: 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., Suite E, Camarillo, CA 93012. Please write “Help Beyond the Holidays” on the note line. For more information about “Help Beyond the Holidays,” please contact Susan Englund at (805) 485-6288, ext. 226 or email susan.englund@vcunitedway.org. HIV From page 3A target a protein expressed on the surface of HIV-infected cells with the radionuclide Bismuth-213. The researchers found that RIT was able to kill HIV-infected lymphocytes previously treated with HAART, reducing the HIV infection in the blood samples to undetectable levels. “The elimination of HIVinfected cells with RIT was profound and specific,” Dr. Dadachova said. “The radionuclide we used delivered radiation only to HIV-infected cells without damaging nearby cells.” An important part of the study tested the ability of the radiolabeled antibody to reach HIVinfected cells in the brain and central nervous system. Using an in vitro human blood brain barrier model, the researchers demonstrated that radiolabeled mAb2556 could cross the blood brain barrier and kill HIV-infected cells without any overt damage to the barrier itself. “Antiretroviral treatment only partially penetrates the blood brain barrier, which means that even if a patient is free of HIV systemically, the virus is still able to rage on in the brain, causing cognitive disorders and mental decline,” Dr. Dadachova said. “Our study showed that RIT is able to kill HIV-infected cells both systemically and within the central nervous system.” According to Dr. Dadachova, clinical trials in HIV patients are the next step for the RIT treatment. RECYCLING From page 3A Bill Camarillo, Agromin CEO. “With new technology and strong commitments from businesses and cities such as Whole Foods, St. John’s and Oxnard, food waste is now being seen as an excellent source to create compost and biofuel. Anytime we can turn waste into something useful is a win for our community and the environment.” According to John Bennett, the associate general manager at the Whole Foods in Oxnard, “initial results overwhelming exceeded expectations. In just the first week, approximately 4 tons of food waste were collected for processing into compost”. Cindy Schoonmaker, Marketing & Community Outreach for Whole Foods further added, “Whole Foods Market is so excited to play a part in this opportunity with the City of Oxnard and Agromin. It’s a perfect example of one of our core values: We practice and advance Environmental Stewardship. Whole Foods Market sees the necessity of active environmental stewardship so that the earth continues to flourish for generations to come”. “St. John’s is very happy to be a part of the City’s new food waste pilot program. We are committed to serving the community, including doing our part toward a sustainable future,” stated Laurie Eberst, Senior Vice President of Operations for Dignity Health Southern California West, and president and CEO of St. John’s Regional Medical Center. “The food waste program is a valuable addition to St. John’s Ecology Program, and fulfills our commitment to protect and preserve the environment and maintain the good health of the residents in our community,” said Eberst. “Composting food waste turns a formerly-discarded material into a valuable resource and extends the life of our landfills” says Todd Housley, Environmental Resources Superintendent for the City of Oxnard. “It will help us move toward our zero waste goals and a more sustainable future.” “We are hoping that this pilot program with Whole Foods and St. John’s Regional Medical Center will set the standard to serve as a model for future commercial food waste and recycling efforts,” says Housley. UCSB From page 5A An extremely important discipline that transcends the classroom, geography is no longer widely taught in schools today. UCSB’s Department of Geography seeks to change that. The department’s Visibility and Outreach Committee, which spearheads the recruiting effort each year, organized 46 presentations in 14 local schools as part of GeoWeek. This year saw a record turnout of UCSB volunteers, with a total of 28 faculty, staff and students — both undergraduates and graduates —

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giving presentations to classes from kindergarten through high school. CI From page 5A in Interactive Media for her portfolio website, http://www. danikwan.com, showcasing her work in graphic design, illustration and fashion design. Kwan is a graphic designer for a Los Angeles-based swimwear company and is also pursuing her interests as a costume designer and freelance web designer. The three winning websites in the Interactive Media category were designed and created as final projects in Web design courses taught by CI Associate Professor of Art Liz King and CI Senior Web Designer and Lecturer Ryan Garcia in the fall 2012 and spring 2013 semesters. Adam Webber, an art major from Lafayette, took second place in the Experimental Video category for “Einstein’s Dream,” https://vimeo.com/77234830. The video, completed in Elizabeth Leister’s Art 312: TimeBased Imaging and Compositing course, explores the concept of time as inspired by the book “Einstein’s Dreams” by Alan Lightman. The Media Arts Festival allows students in the CSU system the opportunity to be judged in professional competition. More than 150 student entries were received and evaluated by a panel of faculty and industry experts who chose 31 finalists for award competition in nine categories: animation, documentary, experimental, interactive, music video, narrative, television, feature screenplay, and short screenplay. VCCF From page 5A VCCF’s Destino: The Hispanic Legacy Fund focuses its grantmaking on helping Latino students prepare to go college, a complement to the Destino scholarship fund that supports students who are the first in their families to attend college. The Center for Nonprofit Leadership at VCCF places university students as interns with local nonprofits to create the next generation of philanthropic leaders. VCCF’s Community Response Fund was established by local donors in 1999 and annually supports a wide variety of community projects. To learn more, go to vccf. org. UNION From page 6A importance of being money smart, and the illustrations and rhyming also make it perfect for some of the younger kids in our program.” “What a Bank Can Do helps to explain the critical role that banks have in our communities and explores how fun saving can be,” said John Tuzee. “The book’s key message is simple – always save more than you spend and you’ll never run out of money. Words to live by for all of us!” During the assembly, Melendez de Santa Ana presented the Tuzees with a special proclamation from the City of Los Angeles, naming November 21 “What a Bank Can Do Day” in Los Angeles. BASS From page 6A that receive any federal assistance from implementing local hire policies for construction and operations projects. As the economy continues its recovery, transit agencies have the potential to spur job creation in their local communities. Limiting these transit agencies from being able to adopt local hiring policies when making hiring decisions hinders their ability to generate job growth, which is detrimental to local economies across the United States. The “Local Hire Act” would loosen these restrictive federal regulations for transit agencies and help them create jobs and drive economic development in the areas where they operate. Representatives Henry Waxman (D-CA), Lucille RoybalAllard (D-CA), Janice Hahn (DCA), and Tim Bishop (D-NY) joined Congresswoman Bass as co-authors of the bill. MEDAL From page 7A Banks, won Most Valuable Player awards in 1958 and 1959 and played in 14 All- Star games. Banks hit 512 home runs during his career. C.T. Vivian, a Baptist minister and adviser to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was honored for his work leading the Freedom Riders and his efforts to register Black voters in Selma, Ala., where he was bloodied by Dallas County Sheriff Jim Clark after leading a Black delegation downtown to register. President Obama also recognized Bayard Rustin, posthumously, for his work and sacrifices during the Civil Rights Movement. Rustin, an openly gay civil rights leader, was the key organizer of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The president honored Oprah Winfrey for her incredible broadcast journalism career

and her charitable contributions. Winfrey can add the Presidential Medal of Freedom to her resume, which also includes Bob Hope Humanitarian Award and the Kennedy Center Honors Award. Oprah’s daytime talk show ran for more than 4500 episodes. “Oprah’s greatest strength has always been her ability to help us discover the best in ourselves. Michelle and I count ourselves among her many devoted fans and friends,” said President Obama. President Bill Clinton earned his Presidential Medal of Freedom for his public service that “was just getting started” when he left office. “[President Clinton] doesn’t stop,” said Obama. “He’s helped lead relief efforts after the Asian tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti earthquake. His foundation and global initiative have helped to save or improve the lives of literally hundreds of millions of people.” Also honored were Ben Bradlee, a former executive editor of The Washington Post who oversaw the newspaper’s award-winning coverage of the Watergate scandal; Late Senator Daniel Inouye (honored posthumously), the first Japanese American to serve in Congress; Daniel Kahneman, a scholar who won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2002; Richard Lugar, a former Senator from Indiana who led the effort to reduce the threat of nuclear weapons and Loretta Lynn, the country music icon who won the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. In addition, President Obama recognized Mario Molina, a Nobel Prize-winning chemist and environmental scientist; Gloria Steinem, the women’s rights activist and co-founder of Ms. magazine; Arturo Sandoval, a Grammy Award-winning jazz musician; Sally Ride (honored posthumously), the first American female astronaut to travel to space; Dean Smith, the former head coach of the University of North Carolina men’s basketball team who won two national titles and graduated 96 percent of his players; and Patricia Wald, the first woman to serve on the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. President Obama said: “These are the men and women who in their extraordinary lives remind us all of the beauty of the human spirit, the values that define us as Americans, the potential that lives inside of all of us.” MALCOLM From page 7A was constantly colored by his prophetic sense of impending tragedy”. They also promote the diary as having a “unique” blueprint for African-Americans. The diary is scheduled to be published on November 14, but court papers filed by the heirs of Malcolm X in Manhattan court could delay or even prevent publication. ALEXANDER From page 7A for a retrial,” Zimmet said. “We have already had part of the bond hearing and the judge has reserved ruling on bond until we file additional papers that reply to the state’s reply. The judge will then decide if bond should be granted. Of course Marissa wants to get home to her children and we believe that as she has no criminal record except this matter involving her husband, that she should be granted her freedom until the trial.” COP From page 7A told the group to quiet down, sparking a verbal altercation between him and the men in Boyd’s party. Servin said one of the men with Boyd, Antonio Cross, pointed a gun at him, prompting Servin to fire in self-defense. Cross was hit in the hand and Boyd was hit in the back of the head; she died two days later. Cross was later determined to be holding a cell phone at the time and the Independent Police Review Authority has since stated no weapon was ever recovered at the scene. The city settled a $4.5 million wrongful death lawsuit with Boyd’s family this March. SHOPPING From page 8A members; so, pet care is expected to grow by 5.3 percent and pet food 1.4 percent. Now that we’ve talked about this year’s holiday shopping trends, are you among the 22 percent of U.S. consumers who have already begun holiday shopping? Or, do you find yourself among the 60 percent who love the adrenalin rush of crowds and last minute deals – or, just master procrastinators? African-Americans are frequent shoppers, savvy digital users, high volume owners of smartphones and users of social media and voracious consumers of media – in other words, powerful consumers. We cannot expect different results if our consumption patterns and habits don’t change. It’s just

that simple; no matter what time of year it is. So, happy holiday shopping, but remember, the final decision to be a Conscious Consumer is yours to make. As always, I encourage you to choose wisely. And, don’t forget to chat with us on Twitter or Facebook so we can keep the conversation going. Cheryl Pearson-McNeil is senior vice president of Public Affairs and Government Relations for Nielsen. For more information and studies go to www.nielsen.com. BUSINESS From page 8A percent of net new jobs since the mid-’90s. A study conducted by the American Independence Business Alliance found that out of every $100 spent in a local small business, almost half goes back to the local economy, versus only $13 for every $100 spent at a national chain, which is the main reason why USSPI and community newspapers are doing their part to help promote Small Business Saturday. “We look forward to working on Small Business Saturday every year,” says Michael F. Killian, senior vice president and general manager of Meriden CT Record-Journal (www.myrecordjournal.com). “It gives us a chance to get out and galvanize our community to shop local.” It’s this optimistic outlook that Baranski enjoys seeing. “Every year since 2010, we’ve worked to ensure that newspapers use their influence to spread the word about the benefits of small business and shopping locally,” says Baranski. The message has certainly been received. “The fabric of our towns is woven with the shops of Main Street,” says Killian. “Without our local stores and the people who shop them, we wouldn’t have the vibrant community that we have.” CAR From page 8A or even run business errands for your boss. Otherwise, you may not be covered in an accident or theft and may even void your coverage. Ask whether your employer’s policy covers you; if not, add business use to your own policy or use a company car. Other coverage shortfalls to watch out for: • If your car is stolen or damaged, most insurers cap payments for a loaner car at specific daily and total usage rates, so if you want a nicer loaner car or your vehicle needs extensive repairs, you might have to pay out-of-pocket for some expenses. • If your car is stolen or totaled, the insurer will reimburse you for what the car is currently worth (Blue Book value), which, if you’re leasing or paying off a loan, may not be enough to cover what you owe. In that case, consider getting gap insurance. • Don’t skimp on uninsured motorist coverage, which protects you if the other driver is at fault and isn’t insured. It’s relatively inexpensive compared to the collision coverage you take out in case you’re at fault, so why tempt fate? • Policies generally won’t provide liability coverage for injuries or property damage that were caused intentionally. Even if you drive a clunker, it pays to have adequate car insurance. Just make sure you fully understand what is and isn’t covered. HOLIDAYS From page 9A neuroSONIC, which provides sustained energy for only 35 calories. How Can You Be Healthier This Holiday Season? • Don’t let holiday travel get in the way of your active lifestyle. With frequent flight delays over the season, sometimes you can spend multiple hours sitting in a terminal waiting for your plane to board. Use this time to store your luggage in a locker and take a long walk through the airport. • Forty-seven percent of survey respondents claim to feel mentally drained in the afternoon. A great way to maintain energy throughout the day is by working out before heading to work. Of course waking up early can be daunting, but morning workouts energize you, boost your metabolism, and give you a sense of accomplishment that lasts all day. • Many people terminate their fitness plan over the holidays because they don’t have access to a gym while traveling. With all of the fitness accessories available today, you can easily shift your workout plan to fit your location. A jump rope, strengthening bands, running shoes, or even a yoga mat are all items that you can toss into your suitcase for a quick workout away from home! SENIORS From page 9A Way, Camarillo, CA 93010 • Starbucks - 561 New Los Angeles Avenue, Moorpark, CA

91320 • Starbucks - 2410 Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065 • Coffee Bean - 1772 E. Avenida De Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 The local Home Instead Senior Care office will enlist volunteers from its staff, seniorcare business associates, nonprofit workers and others to collect, wrap and distribute the gifts to local seniors who might otherwise spend the holiday alone. “Be a Santa to a Senior gives back to older adults in our area, many of whom have had significant, positive influence on our lives,” said Laurie Reid, owner at the local Home Instead Senior Care office. “During this season of giving, we encourage shoppers to buy a little extra to say thank you to these community members.” For more information about the program, visit BeaSantatoaSenior.com or call 805-5770926. MONEY From page 9A be to try to tackle everything, the holidays really aren’t the time to engage in a massive, comprehensive financial overhaul — or to insist on prolonged, all-encompassing conversations about money matters. Instead, focus on one or two crucial topics. With aging parents, for example, some good areas to explore are estate planning, asset protection and long-term care insurance. 5. Inquire sensitively about current and potential problems If you notice that Mom has slowed down a lot since you last saw her, or that your elderly father has trouble buttoning his jacket, don’t just brush off those issues as part of the aging process. While it’s true that we all change physically as we get older, you should also be sensitive to the ways in which physical changes — especially deteriorating physical abilities — can affect your relatives financially. Some people may shy away from discussing their private financial details. But if a relative does open up and expresses apprehension or anxiety about any of these areas, it’s likely a sign that he or she is struggling financially or is at least worried about the potential impact of these money matters. If so, it might make sense to suggest meeting with a financial planner. The good news is that if you handle things correctly, having a conversation about finances during the holidays can increase family communication, solidify family bonds and give everyone involved greater peace of mind. RETIREMENT From page 9A Rather, the report notes, many felt they had been pushed out because work became “too difficult or unpleasant,” sometimes as a result of a sense that their employers no longer wanted them or because they no longer felt respected or needed. “Opportunities came to younger people and to me it was a sign that you’d better start thinking about it [i.e., retirement].” In addition, some workers felt they were no longer strong enough to do the job, or pain or other discomfort proved challenging: “I wasn’t able to sit for long periods of time,” said one participant. “The type of job I was doing, I was sitting all day long.” But this woman loved her job and wanted to continue working. WORD-FINDS, From page 5A

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Kelly Rowland Engaged to Marry Meelah Williams & LaTavia Roberson Manager Tim Witherspoon Join 'R&B Divas: ATL'

Kelly Rowland's beau put a ring on it! The "Kisses Down Low" singer, 32, is engaged to marry her manager and boyfriend Tim Witherspoon, sources confirm to Us Weekly. (Bossip was first to break the news of their engagement.) Rumors that Witherspoon had popped the question circulated when Rowland was seen wearing a large diamond ring in a video on a pal's Instagram account. This will be the Destiny's Child singer's first marriage. She was previously engaged to football player Roy Williams; they split in January 2005, two months before their

Kelly Rowland and Tim Witherspoon planned wedding. "I was too young for marriage," the British X Factor judge later told

Cosmopolitan UK of their breakup. "But sometimes you fall down and you learn from it."

How Babyface Convinced Toni Braxton Not To Leave Music

Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds is an R&B powerhouse with more than 500 songs and 10 Grammy Awards to his name. When he collaborated with Toni Braxton on her self-titled debut album in 1993, it went on to sell more than 10 million copies and win three Grammy Awards. After an eight-year break, Babyface and Braxton are teaming up again with their first full duet album, "Love, Marriage and Divorce," which will be available on February 4. In an episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter," Babyface explains why he and Braxton added the word "Divorce" to their album title. Babyface went through a public divorce in

Babyface 2007 and Braxton recently ended her 12 year marriage in July 2013. "It was important, I think, for Toni to actually do this album because she was actually at a point

where she was really not wanting to do it anymore," Babyface says. "Why?" Oprah asks. "All that was going on in her life with the divorce, all the other issues that she has," Babyface says. "And then you go out on the road, and she just was at a point where she wasn't loving it anymore. And she was just kind of phoning in." "And then she didn't know about doing the record. She didn't know what she should say, she didn't know if she had anything to say. She didn't know if anybody cared if she had something to say. And so there's a question with artists: Am I relevant?"

‘Catching Fire’Becomes Second ‘Hunger Games’Film with Racial Casting Controversy

Nowadays, nothing quite brings out the most insufferable qualities in human nature like a fantasy movie with an ardent fan base. In the latest installment of the theater of the absurd, a small but vocal (because aren’t they always?) minority of Hunger Games fans have bemoaned the choice of Jeffrey Wright as Beetee, a veteran of the deadly Darwinian competition that pits groups of adolescents against one another for sport. In the dystopian world of Catching Fire, which opens today, Beeteee is a technical genius who aligns himself with the story’s heroine, Katniss Everdeen, another Hunger Games champion. Wright, whose resume includes an incredibly broad array of roles that include civil rights icons and Dominican drug lords, is black. Meanwhile, Beetee was written in the insanely popular book series as a white male. Cue the righteous indignation. Internet trolls immediately took to blogs and social networks to vent about the politically correct casting decision, simultaneously stoking the embers of racial insensitivity. Recalling the isolated outcry that greeted Idris Elba when he was cast as a largely peripheral char-

Jeffrey Wright as Beetee acter in Thor, Wright has handled the controversy with characteristic professionalism and class. Lest we all tie ourselves up in knots and manufactured outrage about the state of race relations, there are some broad takeaways to consider about Wright’s turn in Catching Fire: Arguments against the racial inversion of characters are less racist than they are purist. Devotees to novels and comic books are guilty of an extreme form of cathexis that renders them completely irrational when the movie adaptation rolls along. Maybe it’s the long march to turning a book into a move, or the feeling of helplessness that comes with not having a real say in how

their favorite characters get brought to life. Whatever it is, they tend to be rabid enforcers of doctrinal purity who demand the movie resemble the source material in its most exact form. Some might also recall that the original casting choice of Jennifer Lawrence was initially unpopular with Hunger Games faithful because she was considered—wait for it— too white. The book described Katniss as racially ambiguous with dark hair and olive skin: Ironically enough, fans thought the blond, alabaster skinned Lawrence was too white. This means casting decisions become more controversial than they should be. When subtle details are altered, it becomes an outrage against humanity, and shakes them to their core. The most devoted acolytes of a series tend to be the only ones who notice these things, or even care, while the uninitiated (people who have never read the book [like your writer] – wouldn’t know the difference one way or the other. Tempests on a Twitter feed tend to fade pretty quickly, and have little practical import. Regardless of who plays a secondary character like Beetee, Catching Fire will likely outperform its predecessor at the box office.

Former Destiny's Child member LaTavia Roberson and former member of 702, Meelah Williams, have joined "R&B Divas: Atlanta", TheYBF.com has exclusively learned. We've got the FIRST deets inside... This upcoming season of "R&B Divas" will be more than interesting as fresh new blood has entered the crew of ladies. Now that Nicci Gilbert and Faith Evans are OUT, Kameelah "Meelah" Williams and LaTavia Roberson are IN. And so are their children's fathers! Inside sources tell us that YBF chick Meelah, our fave member of the 90's/early 2000's group 702, is bringing her 'Steelo' to the hit TVOne show. The ladies began shooting earlier this month, and things are already off to a good & juicy start. We've learned that Meelah and the father of her 4-yearold son, Musiq Soulchild, have been living together in Atlanta for years. Who knew?!

Meelah Williams and LaTavia Roberson And Mr. SoulChild has So the former D-Child already filmed a scene or diva is bringing her story two for the show. to the new season. And her And you may recall new 3-month-old baby girl that new mom LaTavia Lyric, as well as her child's was shooting her own real- father, Don Vito, will also ity show this past spring. appear. We know which But, we're told she was deets we want to hear, so convinced that joining an hopefully she BRINGS it. ensemble cast like "R&B The new season of Divas" would be a better "R&B Divas: Atlanta" will choice. air early 2014.

Why Nile Rodgers Can't Stop Making Hits service, which creates a personalized radio station that "learns" the listening habits of each user. Werde and Rodgers participated in a discussion and jam session (Rodgers popped a string, but still funked out to "Let's Dance," the song he wrote for David Bowie). Nokia scored a bit of a coup, revealing that Rodgers had been "inspired" by music he heard while using

Nile Rodgers Having buttressed the careers of Diana Ross, Madonna, David Bowie, the B-52s, Duran Duran, his own band Chic and countless other legendary acts, Nile Rodgers is the archetype of a living legend in the music industry. That the 61-year-old is still creating massive records (with the likes of Avicii and Daft Punk) is more than icing on the cake -- Rodgers was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2010, and the situation was incredibly dire for some time. To cope, the hitmaker did what he knows best: He picked up his guitar. "Music is just more urgent to me now," Rodgers said at a launch event for Nokia Radio's PlayMe. "I didn't fear death, I feared not having my voice heard through my guitar." Having survived his battle with cancer ("I don't like to use the word 'cured,' but I'm in remission"), Rodgers has spent the last few years gigging and recording at a vigorous clip. Fueled by his famous three-hours-a-night sleep cycle, the producer chalked up projects with not just Avicii and Daft Punk, but also British it-duo Disclosure, Chase & Status, and Tensnake, among others. Hosted by Billboard's editorial director Bill Werde, the event celebrated the free music streaming

PlayMe to write new songs. Backstage at New York's Milk Studios, Rodgers spent half an hour chatting with The Huffington Post about why he agreed to partner with Nokia, the changing role of radio in pop culture, how he links up with newer acts, what it's like to have new, young fans and whether or not Daft Punk is headed out on tour.

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St. Paul Baptist Church Hosts “A Day of Cornucopia”

From page 1A for volunteering.” The cornucopia is indelibly linked, at least in American minds, with Thanksgiving. It is far more

ancient than the Pilgrims, however, and dates back to the 5th century B.C. One attendee said, “This was the best pre-Thanksgiving celebration I have

ever attended. Thanksgiving is a special day we share with our loved ones and give thanks for our many blessings.” ST. PAUL, See page 15A

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Community Calendar Friday, December 6 Grammy Nominations Concert at the Nokia Theatre, in Los Angeles. Performing are Drake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Keith Urban and Robin Thicke. LL Cool J will host. For more information, call (800) 745-3000. Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 15 “It’s a Wonderful Life” at the Camarillo Skyway Playhouse. A beloved classic film comes to the stage as George Bailey learns just how important a simple, ordinary life can be. Show time is 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $18 for the general public, $13 for seniors, students and military, and $10 for children. The playhouse is located at 330 Skyway Drive, in Camarillo. For more information, call (805) 388-5716 or visit http://skywayplayhouse.org. Saturday, December 7 B.B. King at the Saban Theatre, in Beverly Hills. For more information, call (888) 645-5006. Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8 “The Addams Family” at the Fred Kavli Theatre. The weird and wonderful Addams Family comes to devilishly delightful life in this magnificently macabre new musical comedy. “The Addams Family” is a familyfriendly show but contains some adult humor. Show time is 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $74, $69, $64, and $59. The theatre is located at at the Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., in Thousand Oaks. For more information, call (805) 449-ARTS or visit www.civicartsplaza.com. Saturday, December 7 through Sunday, December 22 “Miracle on 34th Street” at Ojai ACT. If you have seen the movie, you will remember it is a story about Kris, an old gentleman who really seems to believe he is Santa Claus. Show time is 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $18 for the general public, $15 for seniors students and ACT members, and $10 for children. Ojai ACT is located at 113 S. Montgomery St., in Ojai. For more information, call (805) 640-8797 or visit www.ojaiact.org. Saturday, December 7 through Sunday, December 22 “A Christmas Carol” at the Elite Theatre Company. Coupled with a multi-media flair and incorporating beloved carols of the period, A Christmas Carol brings the holiday spirit home. As in all the best adaptations, you will both loathe and love Ebenezer and delight in his reclamation. Show time is 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $18 for the general public and $15 for seniors and students. The theatre is located at 2731 S. Victoria Ave., in Oxnard. For more information, call (805) 483-5118 or visit www.elitetheatre.org. Thursday, December 12 Stevie Wonder at the Nokia Theatre, in Los Angeles. He will be performing from his classic album “Songs in the Key of Life.” For more information, visit www.axs.com. Saturday, December 21 and Sunday, December 22 Ventura County Ballet Company will celebrate their 15th anniversary with the beloved holiday classic “The Nutcracker” at the Ventura College Performing Arts Center. Show time is 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. The Ventura College Performing Arts Center is located at 4700 Loma Vista Road, in Ventura. Tickets are limited and advanced purchase is strongly recommended. For more information, please visit http://www. venturacountyballet.com/Performances.html or www. brownpapertickets.com. Thursday, December 26 through Monday, December 30 Hope First Inc. presents the “Tenth Anniversary Youth Convocation” at the Marriott Hotel in Irvine. The event is for ages 5-25. Saturday, December 28 Shades of Soul at the SOhO Restaurant and Music Club. Shades of Soul is a 15-piece band includes a “sizzling” 7-piece horn line-up supported by a very “fat and funky” 6-piece rhythm section. Lead vocals are masterfully led by Luther Richmond and the fresh, new Santa Barbara vocal talent, D’Adra Peart. Show time is 9 p.m. Tickets are $10. This event is 21 and over. The SOhO Restaurant and Music Club is located at 1221 State St., in Santa Barbara. For more information, call (805) 962-7776. Sunday, December 29 The Santa Barbara Jazz Collective at the SOhO Restaurant and Music Club. The Santa Barbara Jazz Collective is a group of young jazz musicians who hail from Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Ventura, California. Show time is 7 p.m. Tickets are $12. This event is all ages. The SOhO Restaurant and Music Club is located at 1221 State St., in Santa Barbara. For more information, call (805) 962-7776. Tuesday, January 7 through Tuesday, January 28 Oxnard Stars 2014 Track Sign-ups at the Oxnard High School cafeteria. Athletes from ages 6-15 years old are invited to be a part of the 2014 Oxnard Stars Youth Track Season. We are a non-profit youth track club servicing our local youth in Oxnard. Sign-ups will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Tuesday. Registration fees are $105 per athlete, for three or more is $95 per athlete, and *$75 for volunteer deposit per family. (*Refundable upon completion of your volunteer hours.) After January 28, fees are $115 per athlete. Please bring your child’s birth certificate and fees. For more information, visit www. oxnardstars.org. Ongoing Meetings BAPAC, a political action group, meets on the third Monday of each month at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 855 South “F” Street in Oxnard at 7 pm. The Ventura County Chapter of the NAACP meets on the fourth Friday of every month at the Performing Arts Center. Meetings begin at 8 p.m. For more information call (805) 485-0449.

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Kwanzaa at the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center Saturday, December 14 at 10 a.m. at 130 Overton Court, in Thousand Oaks CLU’s annual one-day observance will include the Kwanzaa celebration by CLU students, authentic African and African-American food, presentations by students from the NAACP Saturday School, gospel music, dance and vendors. Many African-Americans observe Kwanzaa from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. It is a time for families and friends to gather and lend one another strength and encouragement. Admission is free. Sponsored by Multicultural Programs and International Student Services, the NAACP Saturday School, the Afro-centric Committee of Ventura County and the Black Student Union. For more information, call Daniel Lawrence at (805) 493-3489.

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25th Annual Black College Tour April 12 - April 19, 2014

(Tentative list of colleges to be visited) Texas Southern University, Dillard University, Southern University, Grambling State University, Louisiana State University, Xavier University, Paul Quinn College, Southwestern Christian College, Prairie View A & M University and more! Cost: $900 (Includes Air Fare, Lodging, Ground Transportation) $200 Non-Refundable Deposit required by February 1, 2014 Tour allows young people an opportunity to make educated choices regarding the college that have offerings best suited for their needs. They will also learn how and why Black Colleges and Universities were started. The tour includes visits to historical sites within the states visited. Checks Payable To: PINKARD INNOVATIVE ENTERPRISE P. O. Box 52211 Oxnard, CA 93031 www.blackcollegetour-pie.com Black College Tours by PIE Call Dr. Irene Pinkard (805) 988-2426 or Mrs. Bobbie Richards at (805) 320-2871 for Details

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God Our Father-Christ Our Redeemer-Man Our Brother

Sunday Worship Service: 10:00 a.m. Adult Sunday School Class: 9:00 a.m. Youth Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study: 1:00 & 7:00 p.m. Women’s Thursday Night Bible Study: 6:00 p.m. Helen Kelly Adult Day Care Center: Mon.-Wed. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

855 South “F” Street Oxnard, CA 93030 805-486-6477

Rev. Robert L. Cox, Pastor

Park Avenue Church of Christ Sunday Bible Study: 10:00 a.m. Worship: 11:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study: 11:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.

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630 So. “A” Street Oxnard, CA 93030 (805) 486-7667

Galatians 4:16 - Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?

St. Paul AME Church Are you in a spiritual rut? What do you need to let go of? What do you need to move on to? Reverend Jeffery Clark PASTOR

Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Bible Study Thursday Evening at 7:00 p.m.

502 Olive Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 962-1189

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Santa to the Sea in Oxnard

Sunday, December 8 at 8 a.m. The Half Marathon and 2 Per­son Relay starts at the leg­endary Santa Claus statue and the 5K and 1K Kid’s Run starts are the Marine Emporium Landing EXPO Village For a third year in a row, people participating in Santa to the Sea’s half marathon, two-person relay or 5K races can take the Charity Challenge and help raise funds for one of five local charities. Runners can choose their charity when they register. There will also be a 1K Kid’s Run. The annual event typically draws thousands of participants, who are asked to bring a new toy to be donated to underprivileged children in Ventura County. The Santa Claus statue is located along the 101 free­way in Nye­land Acres, just out­side of Oxnard. The Marine Empo­rium Land­ing EXPO Vil­lage is located in the Chan­nel Islands Harbor. For more information about the nonprofit Santa the Sea half-marathon, two person relay, 5K run and the Charity Challenge, or to register visit www.santatothesea.com.

48th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights at the Channel Islands Harbor

Saturday, December 14 from noon to 8 p.m. in Oxnard Channel Islands Harbor kicks off the holidays with its 48th annual holiday Parade of Lights. This year’s theme is Jingle Bell Rock. Everyone is invited to enjoy a full day of holiday activities and watch festively decorated boats in the parade while listening to carolers sing holiday songs. Kids can play in 36 tons of snow falling at the north end of Harborview Park, off Harbor Blvd. near Marine Emporium Landing, beginning at noon. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there from noon – 4 p.m. There will also be holiday arts and crafts vendors starting at 3 p.m. Santa and his reindeer will ride through the sky at 7 p.m. to mark the beginning of the parade. For more information, visit www.channelislandsharbor.org.

News from the D.A. District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced that Alejandro Pope of Newbury Park, pleaded guilty on November 26, 2013, to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated resulting in the death of Nicholas Cwayna. Pope also pleaded guilty to felony driving under the influence causing injury to Amy Stewart. Additionally, Pope pleaded guilty to a non-injury driving under the influence incident that occurred two months before the felonies. On April 9, 2013, Pope was driving a vehicle at 9:25 a.m. on Reino Road near Newbury Park High School, when he collided head-on with another vehicle waiting to turn. Thousand Oaks resident Nicholas Cwayna, a passenger in Pope's vehicle, was killed, and Camarillo resident Amy Stewart, the driver of the other car, was injured. Analysis of Pope's blood revealed he was under the influence of methylone, also known as bath salts, alprazolam, also known as Xanax, and marijuana. Sentencing is set for December 23, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. in courtroom 12 of the Ventura County Superior Court. Pope faces a maximum of 11 years 2 months in prison.

Get the Scoop on Crime! On November 26, officers from the Oxnard Police Department responded to a call of a residential burglary in progress in the 2400 block of Kentia St. Officers found that the home was covered in a fumigation tent. While surrounding the home, a suspect was seen moving inside and a point of entry was a cut located on the side of the tent. After a couple of hours, Luis Hernandez, exited the residence and was arrested for burglary. The property which he attempted to steal was returned to the residence. Hernandez was booked into the Ventura County Jail for burglary. Help keep our homes and neighborhoods in Oxnard crime free and safe. If you see suspicious activity, please report it to the Oxnard Police Department at 805-385-7740, or dial 911. Anonymous information and tips can also be made with the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

(Photos Courtesy of Regina Wilson)

Tri-County Sentry

Friday

DECEMBER 6, 2013

Are We Plugged In?

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From left to right: Janea Scott, CalETC Executive Director Eileen Tutt, Mike Robinson and David Strickland listen to Reverend Mark Whitlock’s opening Invocation.

From left to right: Dr. Georges C. Benjamin, APHA Executive Director; Janea Scott, California Energy Commissioner; David Strickland, Administrator, NHTSA; Mike Robinson, VP, Sustainability, GM

Vince Womack, music teacher at the Foshay Learning Center performs some Motown hits with high school students.

Carolyn Green, member of the Joint Center’s Commission to Engage African Americans on Energy, Climate Change and the Environment, test drives a Chevy Spark EV.

From page 1A As they put a larger push behind getting more African-Americans into hybrid cars, U.S. automakers are hearing more and more from consumers like Raye. In large part, that was the motivation behind a recent gathering at the California African-American Museum in Los Angeles — where Black leaders in business, politics and the clean-air and -fuel industries joined with General Motors, the California Electric Transportation Coalition and the Washington, D.C.-based Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies to discuss topics that included cleaner cars and healthier communities. The event featured a panel discussion moderated by Danielle Dean, director of the Joint Center’s Energy & Environmental Program. Panelists were Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association; Janea Scott, a member of the California Energy Commission); and Sabin Blake, a GM marketing manager. Guests at the gathering experienced the first public test-drive of the new Cadillac ELR, the first plugin electric vehicle by a full-line luxury car maker. They also heard from forces in the Black community that helped to bring about implementation of a law

Mike Robinson with LA Sparks President Vinnie Malcolm requiring the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles. “It seems like new fuel economy standards was a pretty logical step, not that much effort, not that much strife to get there. And there was a lot of pretty pictures and the president standing up with all the automakers when he announced the standards for 2017 to 2025,” said David Strickland, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In fact, Strickland noted, that picture was the culmination of approximately 30 years of discussion, strife and angst. Part of the push came when then-California Attorney General Jerry Brown sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2007, forcing it to act on California’s request to make the reduction.

According to the Environmental Resource Center, the lawsuit charged the EPA with “an unreasonable delay in reaching a decision on California’s landmark law, known as the Pavley bill, which mandates a 30% reduction in motor vehicle emissions by 2016.” The Obama administration shepherded the mandates through under former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, the first African-American to head the agency. But it was possible because California kept the issue of greenhouse gas emissions alive until President Obama could lay the foundation for regulation, Strickland said. Now that the groundwork is laid, Strickland said the task at hand is to address the cultural change PLUGGED, See page 10B

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TRI-COUNTY SENTRY

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-13587124-JB Order No.: 130147073-CA-API YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/19/2006. 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): PAMELA GREEN, A MARRIED WOMAN. Recorded: 12/28/2006 as Instrument No. 20061228-002718980 and modified as per Modification Agreement recorded 8/14/2009 as Instrument No. 2009081400137893-0 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of VENTURA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/3/2014 at 11:00:00 AM Place of Sale: At the main front entrance to the County Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93003 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $467,297.05 The purported property address is: 4221 HIGHLAND AVENUE, OXNARD, CA 93033 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 221-0-074-015 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714-573-1965 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-13587124-JB . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other com-

mon designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. 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 holders right’s against the real property only. 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. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714573-1965 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan. com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA13-587124-JB IDSPub #0058585 12/6/2013 12/13/2013 12/20/2013 TCS13-0541TS(1) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-13588380-BF Order No.: 1491762 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/18/2011. 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): MATTHEW DAVID CARLSON, A SINGLE PERSON Recorded: 11/29/2011 as Instrument No. 2011112900180563-0 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of VENTURA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/2/2014 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort, 1050 Schooner Drive, Ventura, CA 93001, in the Auction.com Room Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $315,077.54 The purported property address is: 631 OAK RUN TRAIL #406, OAK PARK, CA 91377 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 801-0-210-475 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsi-

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ble for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 800-280-2832 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-13588380-BF . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. 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 holders right’s against the real property only. 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. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800280-2832 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan. com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA13-588380-BF IDSPub #0058779 12/6/2013 12/13/2013 12/20/2013 TCS13-0541TS(2) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-13561968-JP Order No.: 130108609-CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/5/2007. 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 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): PARVIZ NAZERIAN, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 1/18/2007 as Instrument No. 20070118-000117240 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of VENTURA County, California; Date of Sale: 12/27/2013 at 11:00:00 AM Place of Sale: At the main entrance to the Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93001 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $649,006.39 The purported property address is: 4916 LAZIO WAY, OAK PARK, CA 91377 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 800-0-270-035 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714-730-2727 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-13561968-JP . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. 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 holders right’s

against the real property only. 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. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan. com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA13-561968-JP IDSPub #0059206 12/6/2013 12/13/2013 12/20/2013 TCS13-0541TS(3) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-13588646-JB Order No.: 130163434-CA-API YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/18/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): MILAN D. BOYANICH SR. AND SANDRA M. BOYANICH, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 3/28/2005 as Instrument No. 20050328-0074027 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of VENTURA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/3/2014 at 11:00:00 AM Place of Sale: At the main front entrance to the County Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93003 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $690,061.12 The purported property address is: 2324 VALLEY TERRANCE DRIVE, SIMI VALLEY, CA 93065 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 612-0-180-025 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those

not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714-573-1965 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-13588646-JB . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. 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 holders right’s against the real property only. 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. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714573-1965 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan. com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA13-588646-JB IDSPub #0059234 12/6/2013 12/13/2013 12/20/2013 TCS13-0541TS(4) APN: 514-0-102-325 T.S. No. 004908-CA NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 8/6/2004. 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER On 12/27/2013 at 11:00 AM, CLEAR RECON CORP., as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 8/23/2004, as Instrument No. 20040823-0231635, in Book XX, Page XX, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Ventura County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: *SCOTT C. ALLAN*, A SINGLE MAN WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK 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: IN THE AREA IN THE FRONT OF At the main front entrance to the County Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93003 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: COMPLETELY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is pur-

ported to be: 6488 MARQUETTE STREET #C MOORPARK, CALIFORNIA 93021 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 held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured 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: $171,411.67 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. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 573-1965 or visit this Internet Web site WWW.PRIORITYPOSTING.COM, using the file number assigned to this case 004908-CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR SALES INFORMATION: (714) 5731965 Date: 11/22/2013 CLEAR RECON CORP. ,Authorized Signature CLEAR RECON CORP. 4375 Jutland Drive Suite 200 San Diego, California 92117 P1071960 12/6, 12/13, 12/20/2013 TCS13-0541TS(5) NOTICE OF INTENTION TO SELL REAL PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE [Prob. Code, § 10300, 10304] SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF VENTURA In re the Matter of the Conservatorship of the Person and Estate of: MICHAEL GATES, Conservatee. No. 56-2011-00391691PR-CP-OXN NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, subject to confirmation by this court, on December 23, 2013, at 4:00 p.m., or thereafter within the time allowed by law, Barry L. Zimmerman, Public Guardian of Ventura County, as the conservator of the person and estate of Michael Gates, conservatee, will sell at

private sale to the highest and best net bidder, on the terms and conditions set forth below, all right, title, and interest of the conservatee in the mobile home located in the County of Ventura, State of California, located at 1550 Rory Lane, Space 153, Simi Valley, more fully described as: “1975 Golden West Mobile home; Serial Number S23899U; S23899X; Length 50’ by Width 12’; 2 bedrooms.” The property will be sold subject to current taxes, covenants, conditions, restrictions, reservations, rights, rights of way and easements of record, with any encumbrances of record to be satisfied from the purchase price. LISTING PRICE OF $35,000. The property is to be sold on an “as is” basis, except for title. The Public Guardian has given an exclusive listing to Kay Wilson-Bolton, agent for Century 21 Buena Vista. Open Houses will be held on December 7th, 2013, and December 14th, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Bids or offers for this property must be in writing and must be received at the office of Kay Wilson-Bolton of Century 21 Buena Vista, at 848 East Main Street, Santa Paula, California 93060 (Tel: (805) 340-5025) prior to the sale. THE SELLER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS. A deposit in the form of a cashier’s check and in the amount of at least ten percent (10%) of the bid must accompany all bids. Bids must be sealed and will be opened at the office of the Ventura County Public Guardian, 1001 Partridge Dr., #360, Ventura, California 93003 (Tel: (805) 654-3141). The terms of the sale are: cash, or part cash and part credit, the terms of such credit to be acceptable to the undersigned and to the court. The balance, after subtracting the bid deposits, to be paid after confirmation of the winning bid by the Ventura County Superior Court. Escrow fees shall be paid one-half by the seller and one-half by the purchaser. Real estate commissions, if any, shall be fixed and allowed by the superior court at the time of confirmation of sale. Taxes, rents, operating and maintenance expenses, and premiums on insurance acceptable to the purchaser shall be prorated as of the date of recording the document of conveyance. Examination of title, recording of conveyance, transfer taxes, and title insurance policies shall be at the expense of the purchaser. The right is reserved to reject any and all bids. LEROY SMITH (CSB #107702) County Counsel, County of Ventura Dated: NOV 25, 2013 By MITCHELL B. DAVIS (CSB #212721) Assistant County Counsel Attorneys for Public Guardian of Ventura County 800 South Victoria Avenue, L/C #1830 Ventura, California 93009 (805) 654-2950 Publish No.: Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 3T TCS130541RP(6)CR T.S. No.: 1306466CA Loan No.: 661043 A.P.N.: 614-0-190-355 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.3(a), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERENCED BELOW IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT BUT ONLY TO THE COPY PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/7/2006. 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 of 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

TRI-COUNTY SENTRY File No.: 20131107-10016972-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: ARTISAN CUSTOM RESUMES 1176 AZALEA WAY SIMI VALLEY, CA 93065 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Stephanie Norberg, 2470 Stearns St., #116, Simi Valley, CA 93063 Full Name of Registrant Stephanie Norberg 1176 Azalea Way Simi Valley, CA 93065 This Business is conducted by: An Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 111-13. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Stephanie Norberg NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/07/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: WI Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 4T TCS130528 File No.: 20131107-10016956-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: J&J TERMITE AND PEST CONTROL 6428 VASSAR CIR MOORPARK, CA 93021 VENTURA COUNTY State of Incorporation/Organization: California Return Mailing Address: J&J Pest Control, Inc., 6428 Vassar Cir, Moorpark, CA 93021 Full Name of Registrant J&J Pest Control, Inc. 6428 Vassar Cir Moorpark, CA 93021 This Business is conducted by: A Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/4/2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/James Smith NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/07/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: WI Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 4T TCS130529

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF VENTURA CASE NO.: 56-201300444976-CU-PT-VTA TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner JEREMY BRANDEN NEAL filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. JEREMY BRANDEN NEAL Proposed Name: to JEREMY BRANDEN HEART 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: Jan 13, 2014, Time: 8:30 a.m., in Dept.: 42

b. The address of the court is Superior Court of California, County of Ventura, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 3. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Tri-County Sentry. Date: NOV 21, 2013 BY ORDER OF THE PRESIDING JUDGE, MICHAEL D. PLANET, Ventura Superior Court, Executive Officer and Clerk, By M. AKUNA Deputy Clerk In Pro Per Published No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013-4T TCS13-0529CofN(1) File No.: 20131115-10017352-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: SOUTHWEST MARKET & LIQUOR 359 E AVENIDA DE LOS ARBOLES THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91360 VENTURA COUNTY State of Incorporation/Organization: California Return Mailing Address: Southwest Market & Liquor, 359 E Avenida De Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 Full Name of Registrant Southwest Liquor, Inc. 1180 Patricia St Simi Valley, CA 93065 This Business is conducted by: A Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/01/13. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/William S Darghali NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/15/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: HA Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 4T TCS130530

Trustee Sale No. 459998CA Loan No. 0015398449 Title Order No. 130108119 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03-022007. 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 12-20-2013 at 11:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 03-09-2007, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 20070309-00051322-0, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of VENTURA County, California, executed by: ALBERT L ROSEN, AN UNMARRIED MAN, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of

Sale: AT THE MAIN FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER HALL OF JUSTICE, 800 S. VICTORIA AVE. , VENTURA, CA Legal Description: PARCEL 1: LOTS 19 AND 20 IN BLOCK 29 OF THE CLUB VIEW ADDITION TO SANTA SUSANA, IN THE CITY OF SIMI VALLEY, COUNTY OF VENTURA, STATE OF CALIFORNIA AS SHOWN ON THE MAP RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID VENTURA COUNTY, IN BOOK 5 PAGES 31-A AND 32, RECORD OF SURVEY. EXCEPT THEREFROM THAT PORTION OF SAID LAND GRANTED TO THE VENTURA COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT IN A DEED RECORDED JULY 26, 1977 IN BOOK 4905 PAGE 322 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS. PARCEL 2: THAT PORTION OF PARCEL C SHOWN ON THE AMENDED MAP OF THE TOWN OF SANTA SUSANA, IN THE CITY OF SIMI VALLEY, COUNTY OF VENTURA, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, RECORDED IN BOOK 12 PAGE 43 OF MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: ALL OF THAT PORTION OF PARCEL B, ESTATE 1, DESCRIBED IN EXHIBIT A IN THE FINAL ORDER OF CONDEMNATION RECORDED ON JUNE 20, 1978 AS DOCUMENT NO. 63141, IN BOOK 5143 PAGE 554 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS IN SAID RECORDER’S OFFICE, AND ALL OF THE PORTION OF THE PARCEL DESCRIBED IN THE DEED RECORDED ON DECEMBER 27, 1976 AS DOCUMENT NO. 122147 IN BOOK 4738 PAGE 731 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS IN SAID RECORDER’S OFFICE, LYING SOUTHERLY AND EASTERLY OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LINE: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST TERMINUS OF THE 3RD COURSE (RECITED AS “NORTH 60 44’ 32’’ EAST 84.26 FEET”) OF THE PARCEL DESCRIBED IN THE DEED RECORDED JULY 26, 1977 AS DOCUMENT NO. 87306 IN BOOK 4905 PAGE 322 OF SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS; THENCE ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERLY PROLONGATION OF SAID 3RD COURSE, IST: SOUTH 60 44’ 32’’ WEST 175.00 FEET; THENCE AT RIGHT ANGLES, 2ND: SOUTH 29 15’ 28’’ EAST TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID PARCEL DESCRIBED IN THE DEED RECORDED IN BOOK 4738 PAGE 731 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS. EXCEPT THEREFROM ALL OIL, GAS, MINERALS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES LYING BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, BUT WITHOUT THE RIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY, AS RESERVED OR GRANTED IN DOCUMENTS OF RECORD. PARCEL 3: AN EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS OVER ALL THAT PORTION OF PARCEL A, CLUB VIEW ADDITION TO SANTA SUSANA, IN THE CITY SIMI VALLEY, COUNTY OF VENTURA, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 5 PAGES 31-A AND 32 OF RECORDS OF SURVEY, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY, WHICH LIES WESTERLY OF A LINE EXTENDING FROM THE SOUTHEASTERLY CORNER OF LOT 34 IN BLOCK 63 AS SHOWN ON SAID MAP, SOUTH 32 45’ 40’’ WEST 30 FEET TO A POINT IN THE NORTHERLY LINE OF LOT 29 IN BLOCK 64, AS SHOWN ON SAID MAP. PARCEL 4: AN EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS OVER ALL THAT PORTION OF PARCEL B, CLUB VIEW ADDITION TO SANTA SUSANA, IN THE CITY OF SIMI VALLEY, COUNTY OF VENTURA, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 5 PAGES 31-A AND 32 OF RECORDS OF SURVEY, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY, HAVING FOR ITS EASTERLY TERMINUS A LINE EXTENDING FROM THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 7 IN BLOCK 30 AS SHOWN ON SAID MAP, NORTH 74 26’ 16’’ WEST 30 FEET TO A POINT IN THE CURVE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF LOT 15 IN BLOCK 28, AS SHOWN ON SAID MAP, AND HAVING FOR ITS S O U T H W E S T E R LY TERMINUS A LINE EXTENDING FROM THE SOUTHEAST CORNER

OF LOT 5 IN BLOCK 29, AS SHOWN ON SAID MAP, NORTH 68 16’ EAST 30 FEET TO A POINT AND THENCE NORTH 21 44’ WEST 34.22 FEET TO A POINT IN THE WESTERLY LINE OF LOT 32 IN BLOCK 30, AS SHOWN ON SAID MAP. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $425,936.59 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1700 TAPO ST SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 APN Number: 644-0-130-165 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 1120-2013 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee KAREN YAMORSKY, ASSISTANT SECRETARY California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA24379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. For Sales Information: www. lpsasap.com or 1-714730-2727 www.priorityposting.com or 1-714573-1965 www.auction. com or 1-800-280-2832 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, this information can be obtained from one of the following three companies: LPS Agency Sales & Posting at (714) 730-2727, or visit the Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com (Registration required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting & Publishing at (714) 5731965 or visit the Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com (Click on the link for “Advanced Search” to search for sale information), or auction. com at 1-800-280-2832 or visit the Internet Web site www.auction.com, using the Trustee Sale No. shown above. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. P1072127 11/29, 12/6, 12/13/2013 TCS130530TS(1)

SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) CASE NUMBER CHA13CB0572

NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: Sylvia M Abeskharoun, an individual; and Does 1-100, inclusive YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: Persolve, LLC, a limited liability company, dba, Account Resolution Associates Order to Show Cause hearing is set for 3/2/2016 at 8:30 a.m. in department F43. NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. IT IS ORDERED that the service of the summons, citation, notice of hearing in this action be made upon defendant, respondent, or citee Sylvia M Abeskharoun, an individual by publication thereof in the Tri County Sentry, a newspaper of general circulation published at Ventura, California, and that said publication be made at least once a week for four successive weeks. Section 415.50 CCP. The name and address of the court is: WEST DISTRICT - BEVERLY HILLS COURTHOUSE 9355 Burton Way Beverly Hills, CA 90210 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: Edit Alexandryan (CSB #249323) Daniel Bass (CSB #287466) PERSOLVE, LLC, A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, DBA ACCOUNT RESOLUTION ASSOCIATES 9301 Winnetka Avenue, Ste B Chatsworth, CA 91311 (818) 534-3100 Date: FEB 26, 2013 Clerk: JOHN A. CLARKE Deputy: J. THOMAS Publish No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 4T TCS130530S(2) File No.: 20131120-10017483-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: KAPS MADE 2547 SCOTER AVENUE VENTURA, CA 93003 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Katie Spalluto, 2547 Scoter Avenue, Ventura, CA 93003 Full Name of Registrant Katie Ann Paula Spalluto 2547 Scoter Avenue Ventura, CA 93003 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. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Katie Spalluto NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/20/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: MO Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 4T TCS130531 File No.: 20131105-10016806-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: POSTAL MAGIC

Friday DECEMBER 6, 2013

5235 MISSION OAKS BLVD. CAMARILLO, CA 93012 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Postal Magic, 5235 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo, CA 93012 Full Name of Registrant John M. Baccus 190 Via Lara Newbury Park, CA 91302 Elizabeth Baccus 190 Via Lara Newbury Park, CA 91302 This Business is conducted by: Married Couple The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/John M. Baccus NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/05/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: MO Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 4T TCS130532

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF CAROLYN JEAN PEARSON CASE NO. 56-201300444757-PR-PW-OXN

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of CAROLYN JEAN PEARSON. A Petition for Probate has been filed by LARRY PEARSON in the Superior Court of California, County of VENTURA. The Petition for Probate requests that LARRY PEARSON be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative 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 independent 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. A hearing on the petition will be held on Date: 12/19/13 at Time: 9:00AM in Dept.: J6 located at SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF VENTURA, 4353 East Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard, California 93036, Probate/ Juvenile Division. 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. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. 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. Petitioner: /S/Larry Pearson 2886 Bayshore Ave Ventura, CA 93001 (805) 654-0095 In Pro Per Publish No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 2013 - 3T TCS130532P(1)

Trustee Sale No. 261080CA Loan No. 0015318397 Title Order No. 1424716 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12-272006. 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 12-20-2013 at 11:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as

the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 01-10-2007, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 20070110-00006982-0, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of VENTURA County, California, executed by: SEAN BRIDGEWATER AND TAMIKA BRIDGEWATER, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. (MERS) ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, REALTY MORTGAGE, LLC, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE MAIN FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER HALL OF JUSTICE, 800 S. VICTORIA AVE. , VENTURA, CA Legal Description: LOT 350 OF TRACT NO. 5182C2, IN THE CITY OF SIMI VALLEY, COUNTY OF VENTURA, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 152, PAGES 29 THROUGH 52, INCLUSIVE, OF MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS (MAPS), IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. RESERVING THEREFROM, ALL OIL, GAS AND MINERAL RIGHTS, TOGETHER WITH APPURTENANT RIGHTS THERETO, WITHOUT, HOWEVER, ANY RIGHT TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND NOR ANY PORTION OF THE SUBSURFACE LYING ABOVE A DEPTH OF FIVE HUNDRED (500) FEET. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,125,588.50 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 3445 COUNTRYWALK COURT SIMI VALLEY, CA 93065-APN Number: 619-0-194-025 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 11-22-2013 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee REGINA CANTRELL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. For Sales Information: www. lpsasap.com or 1-714730-2727 www.priorityposting.com or 1-714573-1965 www.auction. com or 1-800-280-2832 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a

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lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, this information can be obtained from one of the following three companies: LPS Agency Sales & Posting at (714) 730-2727, or visit the Internet Web site www. lpsasap.com (Registration required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting & Publishing at (714) 573-1965 or visit the Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com (Click on the link for “Advanced Search” to search for sale information), or auction.com at 1-800280-2832 or visit the Internet Web site www. auction.com, using the Trustee Sale No. shown above. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. P1072502 11/29, 12/6, 12/13/2013 TCS130532TS(2) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. 7314.05712 Title Order No. NXCA0107347 MIN No. 100705308090082929 APN 221-0-202-295 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/21/08. 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 §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 satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. Trustor(s): NELSON LOPEZ, A SINGLE MAN AND MAYRA PINA, A SINGLE WOMAN AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 10/30/08, as Instrument No. 2008103000160041-0, of Official Records of VENTURA County, California. Date of Sale: 12/19/13 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: At the main entrance to County Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 South Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA The purported property address is: 1011 KIPLING PLACE, OXNARD, CA 93033 Assessors Parcel No. 221-0-202-295 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 $318,434.01. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the purchaser at the

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TRI-COUNTY SENTRY

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF GENE J. AHERN Case Number 56-2013-00444414-PRNC-OXN (Probate Code § 19040, 19052) In re the Gene J. Ahern Living Trust created February 18, 2004 by Gene J. Ahern, Decedent. Superior Court of The State of California For The County of Ventura Notice is hereby given to the creditors and contingent creditors of the above-named decedent, that all persons having claims against the decedent are required to file them with the Ventura County Superior Court, Juvenile and Probate Courthouse, at 4353 E. Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard, California 93036, and mail a copy to SEAN AHERN, as Trustee of the Gene J. Ahern Living Trust dated February 18, 2004, wherein the decedent was the settlor, at 762 Twin Peaks Avenue, Simi Valley, CA 93065, within the later of four months after November 22, 2013 (the date of the first publication of notice to Creditors) or, if notice is mailed or personally delivered to you, 60 days after the date this notice is mailed or personally delivered to you, A claim form may be obtained from the court clerk. For your protection, you are encouraged to file your claim by certified mail, with return receipt requested. Christopher P. Young, Esq., SBN 281512 The Alvarez Firm, a Law Corporation 24005 Ventura Blvd. Calabasas, CA 91302 Ph: 818-224-7077 Fx: 818-224-1380 Date: October 24, 2013 THE ALVAREZ FIRM s/ By: Christopher P. Young Attorney for Trustee 11/22, 11/29, 12/6/13 CNS-2558111# TRI-COUNTY SENTRY TCS13-0523NtC(2) APN: 200-0-434-055 TS No: CA01000019-13 TO No: 95302971 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/24/2007. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 12/13/2013 at 11:00 AM, At the main front entrance to the County Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93003, MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on March 2, 2007 as Instrument No. 20070302•00045775-0 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Ventura County, California, executed by JORGE A. BONALES, as Trustor(s), NBI MORTGAGE, INC., TRUSTEE OF THE 1100 JANETWOOD DR TRUST DTE 2/23/2007 as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST AND ALL RELATED LOAN DOCUMENTS The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1100 JANETWOOD DR. , OXNARD, CA 93030 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 without covenant or warranty, express 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 obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee`s Sale is estimated to be $56,871.73 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary`s bid

at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier`s check 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 California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the Trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee`s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. 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. Notice to Potential Bidders If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a Trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a Trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same Lender may hold more than one mortgage or Deed of Trust on the property. Notice to Property Owner The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the Mortgagee, Beneficiary, Trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about Trustee Sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call Priority Posting and Publishing at 714573-1965 for information regarding the Trustee’s Sale or visit the Internet Web site address on the previous page for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA0100001913. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: November 12, 2013 TRUSTEE CORPS as Duly Appointed Successor Trustee TS No. CA01000019-13 17100 Gillette Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 Matthew Kelley, Trustee Sales Officer SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.priorityposting. com FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: Priority Posting and Publishing at 714-573-1965 TRUSTEE CORPS MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P1070597 11/22, 11/29, 12/06/2013 TCS130523TS(3) APN: 105-0-161-515 TS No: CA05001556-13-1 TO No: 1448343 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED May 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On December 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM, at the main front entrance to the County Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93003, MTC

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Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on June 5, 2007 as Instrument No. 20070605-001132920 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Ventura County, California, executed by MANUEL CARDONA, A MARRIED MAN, AND ELIZABETH TAFOYA, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor(s), in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. as nominee for COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC. DBA AMERICA`S WHOLESALE LENDER as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 112-B EAST VENTURA STREET #51, SANTA PAULA, CA 93060 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 without covenant or warranty, express 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 obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $295,583.03 (Estimated). However, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check 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 California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the Trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. 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. Notice to Potential Bidders If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a Trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a Trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same Lender may hold more than one mortgage or Deed of Trust on the property. Notice to Property Owner The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the Mortgagee, Beneficiary, Trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires

that information about Trustee Sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call Priority Posting and Publishing at 714573-1965 for information regarding the Trustee’s Sale or visit the Internet Web site address listed below for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA05001556-13-1. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: November 13, 2013 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA05001556-13-1 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 Joseph Barragan, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.priorityposting. com FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: Priority Posting and Publishing at 714-573-1965 TRUSTEE CORPS MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P1070727 11/22, 11/29, 12/06/2013 TCS130523TS(4) APN: 101-0-182-085 TS No: CA08000818-13-1 TO No: 1470187 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED August 11, 2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On December 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM, at the main front entrance to the County Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93003, MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on August 27, 2003 as Instrument No. 20030827-0326458 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Ventura County, California, executed by DAVID A. HERNANDEZ, AN UNMARRIED MAN , as Trustor(s), in favor of CITIMORTGAGE, INC. as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 318 SYCAMORE ST, SANTA PAULA, CA 93060 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 without covenant or warranty, express 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 obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $108,521.85 (Estimated). However, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check 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 California Financial Code and authorized to

do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the Trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. 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. Notice to Potential Bidders If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a Trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a Trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same Lender may hold more than one mortgage or Deed of Trust on the property. Notice to Property Owner The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the Mortgagee, Beneficiary, Trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about Trustee Sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call Priority Posting and Publishing at 714573-1965 for information regarding the Trustee’s Sale or visit the Internet Web site address listed below for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA08000818-13-1. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: November 13, 2013 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA08000818-13-1 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 Lupe Tabita, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.priorityposting. com FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: Priority Posting and Publishing at 714-573-1965 TRUSTEE CORPS MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P1070730 11/22, 11/29, 12/06/2013 TCS130523TS(5) APN: 134-0-391-205 TS No: CA01000105-13 TO No: 95303393 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED October 14, 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 December 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM, at the main front entrance to the County Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93003, MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Short Form Deed of Trust Recorded on November 7, 2005 as Instrument No. 20051107-0273372 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Ventura County, California, executed by GERARD M. MARTINEZ, AN UNMARRIED MAN, as Trustor(s), WELLS

FARGO BANK, N.A. as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST AND ALL RELATED LOAN DOCUMENTS The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 9099 Wolverton St., Ventura, CA 93004 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 without covenant or warranty, express 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 obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee`s Sale is estimated to be $72,534.10 (Estimated). However, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary`s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier`s check 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 California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the Trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee`s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. 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. Notice to Potential Bidders If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a Trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a Trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same Lender may hold more than one mortgage or Deed of Trust on the property. Notice to Property Owner The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the Mortgagee, Beneficiary, Trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about Trustee Sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call Priority Posting and Publishing at 714573-1965 for information regarding the Trustee’s Sale or visit the Internet Web site address on the previous page for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA0100010513. Information about

postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: November 13, 2013 TRUSTEE CORPS, as Duly Appointed Successor Trustee TS No. CA01000105-13 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 Matthew Kelley, Trustee Sales Officer SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.priorityposting. com FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: Priority Posting and Publishing at 714-573-1965 TRUSTEE CORPS MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P1070765 11/22, 11/29, 12/06/2013 TCS130523TS(6) File No.: 20131104-10016738-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: LOMBARD DENTAL 245 LOMBARD THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91360 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Leon Kosdon DDS, 245 Lombard, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 Full Name of Registrant Leon Kosdon 9445 Vanalden Northridge, CA 91324 This Business is conducted by: An Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 7/23/1999. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Leon Kosdon NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/04/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: TE Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 22, 29, Dec. 6, 13, 2013 - 4T TCS13-0523

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-13547692-JB Order No.: 130068970-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/22/2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check 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): RODOLFO CALDERON AND CAROL HAYMAKERS CALDERON, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 10/30/2003 as Instrument No. 20031030-0417922 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of VENTURA County, California; Date of Sale: 12/13/2013 at 11:00:00 AM Place of Sale: At the main entrance to

the Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93001 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $310,539.83 The purported property address is: 593 TALBERT AVENUE, SIMI VALLEY, CA 93065 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 634-0-103-095 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714-730-2727 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-13547692-JB . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. 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 holders right’s against the real property only. 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. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan. com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA13-547692-JB IDSPub #0058750 11/22/2013 11/29/2013 12/6/2013 TCS13-0523TS(7) Trustee Sale No. 261710CA Loan No. 3011232794 Title Order No. 1467380 NOTICE

TRI-COUNTY SENTRY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. 7314.05712 Title Order No. NXCA0107347 MIN No. 100705308090082929 APN 221-0-202-295 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/21/08. 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 §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 satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. Trustor(s): NELSON LOPEZ, A SINGLE MAN AND MAYRA PINA, A SINGLE WOMAN AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 10/30/08, as Instrument No. 2008103000160041-0, of Official Records of VENTURA County, California. Date of Sale: 12/19/13 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: At the main entrance to County Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 South Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA The purported property address is: 1011 KIPLING PLACE, OXNARD, CA 93033 Assessors Parcel No. 221-0-202-295 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 $318,434.01. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid, plus interest. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the beneficiary, the Trustor or the trustee. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 877-484-9942 or 800-280-2832 or visit this Internet Web site www. USA-Foreclosure.com or www.Auction.com using the file number assigned to this case 7314.05712. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: November 20, 2013 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee David

Ochoa, Authorized Signatory 1241 E. Dyer Road, Suite 250, Santa Ana, CA 92705 866-387-6987 Sale Info website: www. USA-Foreclosure.com or www.Auction.com Automated Sales Line: 877484-9942 or 800-2802832 Reinstatement and Pay-Off Requests: 866387-NWTS THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ORDER # 7314.05712: 11/29/2013 ,12/06/2013,12/13/2013 TCS13-0532TS(3) File No.: 20131112-10017150-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: BASS 740 VENTURA BOULEVARD CAMARILLO, CA 93010 VENTURA COUNTY State of Incorporation/Organization: Delaware Return Mailing Address: AM Retail Group, Inc., Attn: Tax Dept (4457), 7401 Boone Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 Full Name of Registrant AM Retail Group, Inc 7401 Boone Ave N Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 This Business is conducted by: A Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/04/2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Randon Q. Roland NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/12/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: QU Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 4T TCS130533 File No.: 20131125-10017704-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: TRY SURF 2655 FIRST ST. SUITE 150 SIMI VALLEY, CA. 93065 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Try Surf, 2655 First St. Suite 150, Simi Valley, Ca. 93065 Full Name of Registrant Arthur Pascual 2655 First St. Suite 150 Simi Valley, Ca. 93065 This Business is conducted by: An Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9/2004. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Arthur Pascual NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/25/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: VI Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 4T TCS130534 File No.: 20131107-10017010-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: (1) ALTERNATIVE SERVICE AND PROMPT TRANSPORT; (2) BUY USED AND SAVE 57 MAGNOLIA DR VENTURA, CA 93001 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Francisco Escorcia, 57 Magnolia Dr., Ventura, CA 93001 Full Name of Registrant Francisco Escorcia 57 Magnolia Dr Ventura, CA 93001 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. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this state-

ment becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Francisco Escorcia NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/07/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: CA Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 4T TCS130535

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 120084752 Title Order No. 12-0157059 APN No. 612-0-200-095 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/26/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by ADAM BERMAN, AND LEAH C BERMAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 07/26/2006 and recorded 8/1/2006, as Instrument No. 20060801-0161944, in Book N/A, Page N/A, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Ventura County, State of California, will sell on 01/02/2014 at 11:00AM, At the main entrance to County Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 South Victoria Ave., Ventura, Ventura County, 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: 3109 RENEE COURT, SIMI VALLEY, CA, 930651161. 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 $652,300.19. 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. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority,

and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1-800281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www. recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case 12-0084752. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. DATED: 03/04/2013 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281-8219 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.245221 11/29, 12/06, 12/13/2013 TCS13-0535TS(1) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 13CA00351-1 Order No. 00170743-991-IE4 APN: 086-0-212-075 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/07/2004. 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 December 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM, RSM&A Foreclosure Services, LLC as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded December 15, 2004 as Document Number: 20041215-0331791 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Ventura County, California, executed by: DALE SON, A SINGLE MAN AND JONG D. SON, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY AS JOINT TENANTS as Trustor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Professional Mortgage Corp., 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 following location: At the main entrance to County Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 South Victoria Ave., Ventura, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: Legal description as more fully described in said deed of trust. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 7982 SOLANO STREET, VENTURA, CA 93003-0000. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said

Deed of Trust, to-wit: $556,371.98 (Estimated*) *Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 277-4845 or visit this Internet Web Site www.USA-foreclosure.com, using the file number, 13CA00351-1, assigned to this case. Information about postponements that are very short duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not be immediately reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 10/18/2012 RSM&A Foreclosure Services, LLC 43252 Woodward Ave, Suite 180 Bloomfield Hills, CA 48302 (805) 804-5616 For specific information on sales including bid amounts call (714) 277-4845. Kimberly A. Karas, Authorized Agent of RSM&A Foreclosures Services, LLC FEI#1045.244862 11/29/2013, 12/06/2013, 12/13/2013 TCS130535TS(2) Case Number 56-2013-00442086-CUPT-VTA ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Superior Court of California, County of Ventura, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 PETITION OF MAYRA VIOLETA MEJIA for change of name TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: MAYRA VIOLETA MEJIA filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: MAYRA VIOLETA MEJIA Proposed name: MAYA VIOLETA SMIDT 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: JAN 9, 2014 Time: 8:30 A.M. Dept.: 20 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be

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published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: TRI COUNTY SENTRY Date: SEP 16, 2013 MICHAEL D. PLANET, Judge of the Superior Court CN890096 Publish No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 4T TCS130535CofN(3) AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF VENTURA CASE NO.: 56-201300443989-CU-PT-VTA TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner MACKENZIE AIMEE BAKER filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. MACKENZIE AIMEE BAKER Proposed Name: to MACKENZIE AIMEE ECCLES 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 1-16-14, Time: 8:30am, in Dept.: 20 b. The address of the court is Superior Court of California, County of Ventura, 800 S Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 3. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Tri-County Sentry. Date: NOV 25, 2013 BY ORDER OF THE PRESIDING JUDGE, MICHAEL D. PLANET, Ventura Superior Court, Executive Officer and Clerk, By M. OCHOA Deputy Clerk In Pro Per Published No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013-4T TCS13-0535CofN(4) File No.: 20131105-10016820-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: ADOLMI 4010 BRINDISI PL. MOORPARK, CA 93021 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Robert Thompson, 4010 Brindisi Pl., Moorpark, CA 93021 Full Name of Registrant Robert Thompson 4010 Brindisi Pl. Moorpark, CA 93021 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. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Robert Thompson NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/05/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: QU Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 4T TCS130536

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF VENTURA CASE NO.: 56-201300445085-CU-PT-VTA TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner STEPHANIE WILLIAMS FOR CAMERON IMAGO DEI RILEY, A MINOR filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. CAMERON IMAGO

DEI RILEY Proposed Name: to CAMERON IMAGO DEI WILLIAMS 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 1-14-14, Time: 8:30 am, in Dept.: 20 b. The address of the court is Superior Court of California, County of Ventura, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 3. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Tri-County Sentry. Date: NOV 25, 2013 BY ORDER OF THE PRESIDING JUDGE, MICHAEL D. PLANET, Ventura Superior Court, Executive Officer and Clerk, By M. OCHOA Deputy Clerk In Pro Per Published No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013-4T TCS13-0536CofN(1) File No.: 20131126-10017747-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: THE CITY CENTER 43 E. VINCE ST. VENTURA, CA 93001 VENTURA COUNTY State of Incorporation/Organization: C0820927 CA Return Mailing Address: Project Understanding at San Buenaventura, 43 E. Vince St., Ventura, CA 93001 Full Name of Registrant Project Understanding at San Buenaventura 43 E. Vince St. Ventura, CA 93001 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. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/James E. Perero NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/26/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: HA Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 4T TCS130537 MYERS File No.: 20131126-10017742-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: ROCKET TEAM 2230 STATHAM BLVD OXNARD, CA 93033 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Rocket Team Sales, 716 N Ventura Rd #118, Oxnard, Cal 93030 Full Name of Registrant Jacqueline Laube 537 Calle Yucca Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 This Business is conducted by: An Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1003-01. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Jacqueline Laube NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law

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(see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/26/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: HA Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 4T TCS130538 File No.: 20131121-10017600-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: (1) BLISS BRIDAL BEAUTY; (2) BLISS MAKEUP ARTISTRY 440 HUYLER LN UNIT B SIMI VALLEY, CA 93065 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Marissa Garcia, 440 Huyler Ln Unit B, Simi Valley, CA 93065 Full Name of Registrant Marissa Michelle Garcia 440 Huyler Ln Unit B Simi Valley, CA 93065 This Business is conducted by: An Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on Jan 2010. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Marissa Garcia NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/21/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: QU Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 4T TCS130539

2ND AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF VENTURA CASE NO.: 56-201100400282-CU-PT-VTA TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner SARA RACHEL GUTIERREZ FOR AVA JOLENE LINSON, A MINOR filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. AVA JOLENE LINSON Proposed Name: to AVA LOVE GUTIERREZ 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: Jan. 9, 2014, Time: 8:30am, in Dept.: 40 b. The address of the court is Superior Court of California, County of Ventura, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 3. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Tri-County Sentry. Date: 11-15-13 BY ORDER OF THE COURT, MICHAEL D. PLANET, Ventura Superior Court, Executive Officer and Clerk, By DEBRA HEBERT Deputy Clerk In Pro Per Published No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013-4T TCS13-0539CofN(1) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF VENTURA CASE NO.: 56-201300444920-CU-PT-VTA TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner JEWELLE ANN JERAE SAIN FOR RYLEE SCOTT SCHROEDER, A MINOR filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. RYLEE SCOTT SCHROEDER Proposed Name: to RYLEE KNIGHT HAM-

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF VENTURA CASE NO.: 56-201300444920-CU-PT-VTA TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner JEWELLE ANN JERAE SAIN FOR RYLEE SCOTT SCHROEDER, A MINOR filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. RYLEE SCOTT SCHROEDER Proposed Name: to RYLEE KNIGHT HAMSON 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: JAN 14, 2014, Time: 8:30 a.m., in Dept.: 42 b. The address of the court is Superior Court of California, County of Ventura, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 3. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Tri-County Sentry. Date: NOV 20, 2013 BY ORDER OF THE COURT, MICHAEL D. PLANET, Ventura Superior Court, Executive Officer and Clerk, By M. AKUNA Deputy Clerk In Pro Per Published No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013-4T TCS13-0539CofN(2) File No.: 20131101-10016679-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: FUZION FITNESS 202 CORSICANA DR OXNARD, CA 93036 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Ana Moreno, 202 Corsicana Dr, Oxnard, Ca 93036 Full Name of Registrant Ana Maria Moreno 202 Corsicana Dr Oxnard, Ca 93036 This Business is conducted by: An Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 111-2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Ana Maria Moreno NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/01/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: MO Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 4T TCS130540

NOTICE Pursuant To California Self-Storage Facility Act (B & P Code 21700 ET SEQ) the Undersigned Will Sell At Public Auction. On The Below Listed Day, Time, and Location. Notice Of Public Sale Of Personal Property: The Personal Property Including, But Not Limited To Listed Items. Stored By The Following Persons Or Businesses On The 10th day of December at 10:00 AM at Oaks Self Storage, 2501 W Hillcrest Dr., Newbury Park, CA 91320; (805) 499-7111 THE FOLLOWING LIST IS A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY TO BE SOLD: Storage Unit # 2106 - Kim Scovis boxes, mirror, computer equipment, pillows, bags, books, bird cage, rugs 2202 - Nathan Aguilar - briefcase, boxes, ornaments, bags, books 1109 - Leigh Walker -

vacuum, boxes, couch, keyboard, plastic containers, dining table 2404 - Brenda Finster - punching bag, boxes, auto jack 2412 - Eileen MacEnery - chair, basket, table, boxes AUCTIONEER: K.E. AUCTION SERVICE P.O. Box 825 Rialto, CA 92377 CA 951-415-8167 www.keauctionservice. com BOND # FS836-2131 951-415-8167 CN893252 Publish No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 2013 2T TCS13-0540PS(1) Trustee Sale No. 261710CA Loan No. 3011232794 Title Order No. 1467380 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10-042006. 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 12-19-2013 at 9:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 10-11-2006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 20061011-00214912-0, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of VENTURA County, California, executed by: MIKE A. ALTERMAN AND JOAQUINA ALTERMAN, TRUSTEES OF THE ALTERMAN FAMILY TRUST DATED APRIL 18, 2002., as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort, 1050 Schooner Drive, Ventura, CA 93001 Legal Description: LOT 7 OF TRACT NO. 1094, IN THE CITY OF SIMI VALLEY, COUNTY OF VENTURA, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK 26, PAGE(S) 99 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPT A ONE-HALF INTEREST IN AND TO THE OIL, GAS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES AND MINERALS, BUT WITHOUT THE RIGHT TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND OR WITHIN 500 FEET FROM THE SURFACE THEREOF ON THE LINE DRAWN VERTICALLY, AS RESERVED BY BILL B. ROBERTSON AND WIFE, IN DEED RECORDED APRIL 15, 1959, AS DOCUMENT NO., 14553, IN BOOK 1723, PAGE 252 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS. ALSO EXCEPT AN UNDIVIDED ONE-HALF INTEREST IN AND TO THE OIL, GAS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES AND MINERALS IN, ON AND UNDER SAID LAND, BUT WITHOUT THE RIGHT TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND OR WITHIN 500F FEET FROM THE SURFACE THEREOF ON A LINE DRAWN VERTICALLY, AS GRANTED TO JACK ROSENBERG, A MARRIED MAN, AND WILLIAM ROSENBERG, A MARRIED MAN, EACH AS TO AN UNDIVIDED ONE-HALF INTEREST, RECORDED MARCH 18, 1964, AS DOCUMENT NO. 17595, IN BOOK 2502, PAGE 429 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $467,934.35 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 3 5 5 E BONITA DR SIMI VALLEY, CA 93065 APN Number: 631-0-061-075

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The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 11-13-2013 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee RIKKI JACOBS, ASSISTANT SECRETARY California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA24379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: www. lpsasap.com or 1-714730-2727 www.priorityposting.com or 1-714573-1965 www.auction. com or 1-800-280-2832 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, this information can be obtained from one of the following three companies: LPS Agency Sales & Posting at (714) 730-2727, or visit the Internet Web site www. lpsasap.com (Registration required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting & Publishing at (714) 573-1965 or visit the Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com (Click on the link for “Advanced Search” to search for sale information), or auction.com at 1-800280-2832 or visit the Internet Web site www. auction.com, using the Trustee Sale No. shown above. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. P1070764 11/22, 11/29, 12/06/2013 TCS130523TS(8) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 12-0027604 Doc ID #0006112190492005N Title Order No. 120046214 Investor/Insurer No. 169219630 APN No. 141-0-023-045 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/07/2007. 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. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by OFELIA Z GODINEZ, AND JOSE A GODINEZ, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 06/07/2007 and recorded 6/15/2007, as Instrument No. 2007061500120687-0, in Book N/A, Page N/A, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Ventura County, State of California, will sell on 12/19/2013 at 9:00AM, Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort, 1050 Schooner Drive, Ventura, CA 93001, Auction.com Room 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: 650 DELPHINIUM PLACE, OXNARD, CA, 930369091. 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 $623,950.70. 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. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1-800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 12-0027604. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is

to attend the scheduled sale. DATED: 07/13/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. A-4428521 11/22/2013, 11/29/2013, 12/06/2013 TCS130523TS(9) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF VENTURA CASE NO.: 56-201300444701-CU-PT-VTA TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner GUADALUPE GUZMAN GUTIERREZ FOR CHRISTIAN GUERRA AND WILLIAM CAMARILLO, MINORS filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. CHRISTIAN GUERRA b. WILLIAM CAMARILLO Proposed Name: to CHRISTIAN GUZMAN GUTIERREZ to WILLIAM GUZMAN GUTIERREZ 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 1/8/2014, Time: 8:30 a.m., in Dept.: 21 b. The address of the court is Superior Court of California, County of Ventura, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 3. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Tri-County Sentry. Date: NOV 13, 2013 BY ORDER OF THE COURT, MICHAEL D. PLANET, Ventura Superior Court, Executive Officer and Clerk, By M. AKUNA Deputy Clerk In Pro Per Published No.: Nov. 22, 29, Dec. 6, 13, 2013-4T TCS13-0523CofN(10) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-13566313-JB Order No.: 130141460-CA-API YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/30/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): KAREN A. IAMELLO, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN AND RANDALL PETERSEN, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded: 10/11/2005 as Instrument No. 20051011-0253549 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of VENTURA County, California; Date of Sale: 12/13/2013

at 11:00:00 AM Place of Sale: At the main front entrance to the County Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93003 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $529,526.91 The purported property address is: 1744 SHADY BROOK DRIVE, THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91362 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 570-0-050-525 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714-573-1965 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-13566313-JB . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. 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 holders right’s against the real property only. 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. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714573-1965 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan. com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA13-566313-JB IDSPub #0058899 11/22/2013 11/29/2013 12/6/2013 TCS13-0523TS(11) For legal advertising, call (805) 983-0015

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF VENTURA CASE NO.: 56-201300444699-CU-PT-VTA TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner MONICA NOEMI RUIZ FOR MIA ISABELLA HERNANDEZ filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. MIA ISABELLA HERNANDEZ Proposed Name: to MIA ISABELLA ROMERO 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 1/8/14, Time: 8:30am, in Dept.: 40 b. The address of the court is Superior Court of California, County of Ventura, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 3. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Tri-County Sentry. Date: NOV 13, 2013 BY ORDER OF THE COURT, MICHAEL D. PLANET, Ventura Superior Court, Executive Officer and Clerk, By A. GUTIERREZ Deputy Clerk In Pro Per Published No.: Nov. 22, 29, Dec. 6, 13, 2013-4T TCS13-0523CofN(14) File No.: 20131114-10017269-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: (1) BUNSEN ENTERPRISES; (2) ROLLING OAKS OFFICE BUILDING E 325 ROLLING OAKS THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91361 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Christine Wade, 11301 West Olympic Blvd 343, Los Angeles, CA 90064 Full Name of Registrant Christine Wade 898 Tukwila Dr Woodburn, OR 87071 Brian Moody 6615 Orion Ave Van Nuys, CA 91406 William Thrash 898 Tukwila Dr Woodburn, OR 87071 Linda Moody 6504 Firmament Ave Van Nuys, CA 91406 This Business is conducted by: A Limited Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on (1-2) 1983. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Brian Moody NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/14/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: LE Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 22, 29, Dec. 6, 13, 2013 - 4T TCS13-0524 File No.: 20131024-10016185-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: CALOAK INSURANCE SERVICES 477 PARKVIEW CT. SIMI VALLEY, CA 93065 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Gary Christopher Mellinger, 477 Parkview Ct., Simi Valley, CA 93065 Full Name of Registrant Gary Christopher Mellinger 477 Parkview Ct. Simi Valley, CA 93065 This Business is conducted by: An Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 10/01/2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares informa-

tion as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Gary C. Mellinger NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 10/24/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: CA Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 22, 29, Dec. 6, 13, 2013 - 4T TCS13-0525 File No.: 20131115-10017361-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: (1) ANDERSON CONSTRUCTION, INC.; (2) ANDERSON CONSTRUCTION 3313 CALLE DE DEBESA CAMARILLO, CA 93010 VENTURA COUNTY State of Incorportion/Organization: California Return Mailing Address: Michael S. Martin, Esq., Myers, Widders, Gibson, Jones & Feingold, LLP, 5425 Everglades Street, Ventura, CA 93003 Full Name of Registrant Lawrence R. Anderson Construction, Inc. 3313 Calle De Debesa Camarillo, CA 93010 This Business is conducted by: A Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1978. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Lawrence R. Anderson NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/15/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: HA Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 22, 29, Dec. 6, 13, 2013 - 4T TCS13-0526 MYERS

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF SORAYA ESKANDARI DEHBOD CASE NO. 56-201300444766-PR-LA-OXN

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of SORAYA ESKANDARI DEHBOD. A Petition for Probate has been filed by FERIDOON DEHBOD in the Superior Court of California, County of VENTURA. The Petition for Probate requests that FERIDOON DEHBOD be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative 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 independent 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. A hearing on the petition will be held on Date: January 8, 2014 at Time: 9:00 am in Dept.: J6 located at SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF VENTURA, 4353 East Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93036, Probate. 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. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney

TRI-COUNTY SENTRY NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF SORAYA ESKANDARI DEHBOD CASE NO. 56-201300444766-PR-LA-OXN

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of SORAYA ESKANDARI DEHBOD. A Petition for Probate has been filed by FERIDOON DEHBOD in the Superior Court of California, County of VENTURA. The Petition for Probate requests that FERIDOON DEHBOD be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative 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 independent 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. A hearing on the petition will be held on Date: January 8, 2014 at Time: 9:00 am in Dept.: J6 located at SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF VENTURA, 4353 East Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93036, Probate. 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. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. 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. Attorney for petitioner: /S/Adrienne K. Miller (CSB #193190) ATTORNEY AT LAW 4225 Valley Fair Street, Suite 107 Simi Valley, CA 93063 (805) 522-1640 Publish No.: Nov. 22, 29, Dec. 6, 2013 - 3T TCS130526P(2)

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF JAMES GORDON CRONIN Case No. 56-2013-00444343-PRPL-OXN

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of JAMES GORDON CRONIN A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Michael J. Laverty in the Superior Court of California, County of VENTURA. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Michael J. Laverty be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION re-quests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative 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 independent 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. A HEARING on the petition will be held on Dec. 11, 2013 at 9:00 AM in Dept. No. J6 located at 4353 E. Vineyard, Oxnard, CA 93036. 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. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. 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. Attorney for petitioner: JEFFREY M SYDNEY ESQ SBN 56152 THE SYDNEY LAW FIRM APC 5950 CANOGA AVE STE 240 WOODLAND HILLS CA 91367 CN892634 Publish No.: Nov. 22, 29, Dec. 6, 2013 3T TCS13-0526P(3)

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF GERALD ARTHUR HICKS Case No. 56-2013-00444762-PRLA-OXN

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of GERALD ARTHUR HICKS A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Alice Hawks in the Superior Court of California, County of VENTURA. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Alice Hawks be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative 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 independent 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. A HEARING on the petition will be held on Dec. 18, 2013 at 9:00 AM in Dept. No. J6 located at 4353 E. Vineyard, Oxnard, CA 93036. 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. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. 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. Attorney for petitioner: DONALD L SCOGGINS ESQ SBN 167359 PO BOX 35417 LOS ANGELES CA 90035 CN893000 Publish No.: Nov. 22, 29, Dec. 6, 2013 3T TCS13-0526P(4)

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF VENTURA CASE NO.: 56-201300444498-CU-PT-VTA TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner MAYRA GRICELDA RANGEL FOR SERGIO RODILES JR. AND FRENEZI PAULETT CERVANTES, MINORS filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. SERGIO RODILES JR. b. FRENEZI PAULETT CERVANTES Proposed Name: to JOHNNY RANGEL to FRENEZI PAULETT RANGEL 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 1/8/2014, Time: 8:30 a.m., in Dept.: 40 b. The address of the court is Superior Court of California, County of Ventura, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 3. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed

in this county: Tri-County Sentry. Date: NOV 07, 2013 BY ORDER OF THE COURT, MICHAEL D. PLANET, Ventura Superior Court, Executive Officer and Clerk, By M. AKUNA Deputy Clerk In Pro Per Published No.: Nov. 22, 29, Dec. 6, 13, 2013-4T TCS13-0526CofN(5) T.S. No.: 13-CA0030 Order No.: 7852523 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED 注:本文件 包含一个信息摘要  참고 사항: 본 첨부 문서에 정 보 요약서가 있습니다 NOTA: SE ADJUNTA UN RESUMEN DE LA INFORMACIÓN DE ESTE DOCUMENTO TALA: MAYROONG BUOD NG IMPORMASYON SA DOKUMENTONG ITO NA NAKALAKIP LƯU Ý: KÈM THEO ĐÂY LÀ BẢN TRÌNH BÀY TÓM LƯỢC VỀ THÔNG TIN TRONG TÀI LIỆU NÀY YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/16/2010. 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. Trustor: ELADIO AMEZQUITA AND IVONNE AMEZQUITA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: MILES, BAUER, BERGSTROM & WINTERS, LLP Recorded 7/29/2010 as Instrument No. 201000729-00111492-0 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Ventura County, California, Date of Sale: 12/20/2013 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: At the main front entrance to the County Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $448,987.69 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 1120 TEAKWOOD STREET OXNARD, CA 93033 A.P.N.: 205-0-034-095 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. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for

this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 573-1965 or visit this Internet Web site http://www.priorityposting.com/Priority/, using the file number assigned to this case 13-CA0030. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 11/19/2013 MILES, BAUER, BERGSTROM & WINTERS, LLP 1231 E. Dyer Rd., Suite 100 Santa Ana, California 92705 Sale Line: (714) 5731965 Conchi Sanford, as Authorized Signor P1072018 11/22, 11/29, 12/06/2013 TCS130526TS(6) NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF LAWRENCE BIDERMAN CASE NO. 56-201300442774-PR-LA-OXN

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of LAWRENCE BIDERMAN. A Petition for Probate has been filed by JANET LYNN GAIMARI-JOHNSTON in the Superior Court of California, County of VENTURA. The Petition for Probate requests that JANET LYNN GAIMARI-JOHNSTON be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative 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 independent 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. A hearing on the petition will be held on Date: 12/18/13 at Time: 9:00 a.m. in Dept.: J6 located at SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF VENTURA, 4353 E. Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93036, Juvenile Justice Complex. 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. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. 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. Attorney for petitioner: /S/Loye M. Barton (CSB #161609) NORMAN DOWLER, LLP 840 County Square Drive, Third Floor Ventura, CA 93003 (805) 654-0911 Publish No.: Nov. 22, 29, Dec. 6, 2013 - 3T TCS130526P(7) File No.: 20131114-10017256-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: THE SAWYER FARMING GROUP HIGHWAY 126 AT EDWARDS ROAD SANTA PAULA, CA 93105 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Joshua Nelson, Best Best & Krieger LLP, 500 Capital Mall, Suite 1700, Sacramento, CA 95814 Full Name of Registrant Brooke E. Sawyer, Co-Trustee of the Sawyer Family Revocable Trust dated March 20, 1989 1108-A Calle de los Amigos Santa Barbara, CA 93105 Barbara E. Sawyer, , CoTrustee of the Sawyer Family Revocable Trust dated March 20, 1989 1108-A Calle de los Amigos Santa Barbara, CA 93105 Andrew H. Sawyer, Co-Trustee of the Bingham Sawyer Revocable Trust dated May

7, 2008 2777 Harkness Street Sacramento, CA 95818 Carol R. Bingham, Co-Trustee of the Bingham Sawyer Revocable Trust dated May 7, 2008 2777 Harkness Street Sacramento, CA 95818 Robert M. Sawyer, CoTrustee of the Sawyer Family 2004 Revocable Trust 1801 L Street, Apt. 243 Sacramento, CA 95811 Alison C. Sawyer, Co-Trustee of the Sawyer Family 2004 Revocable Trust 1801 L Street, Apt. 243 Sacramento, CA 95811 Peter E. Sawyer 5025 Thacher Road Ojai, CA 93023 This Business is conducted by: A General Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on November 2, 1977. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Robert M. Sawyer NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/14/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: QU Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 22, 29, Dec. 6, 13, 2013 - 4T TCS13-0527

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME AND GENDER SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF VENTURA CASE NO.: 56-201300444478-CU-PT-VTA TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner CARLY JOLENE FOSTER has filed a petition with this court for a decree changing petitioner’s name to: CJ TAYLOR FOSTER 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 1-10-14, Time: 8:30am, in Dept.: 21 b. The address of the court is Superior Court of California, County of Ventura, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 3. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Tri-County Sentry. Date: NOV 07, 2013 BY ORDER OF THE PRESIDING JUDGE, MICHAEL D. PLANET, Ventura Superior Court, Executive Officer and Clerk, By M. OCHOA Deputy Clerk In Pro Per Published No.: Nov. 15, 22, 29, Dec. 6, 2013-4T TCS13-0516CofN(7) File No.: 20131031-10016538-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: (1) A CUSTOM AUTOMOTIVE DETAIL; (2) HUDKINS CUSTOM AUTOMOTIVE DETAIL 235 FALLBROOK AVE NEWBURY PARK, CAL 91320 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Robert L. Hudkins Jr., 235 Fallbrook Ave, Newbury Park, Cal. 91320 Full Name of Registrant Robert L. Hudkins Jr. 235 Fallbrook Ave Newbury Park, Cal 91320 This Business is conducted by: An Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on (1-2) 10/31/13. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Robert L Hudkins Jr NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ.,

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Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 10/31/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: HA Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 15, 22, 29, Dec. 6, 2013 - 4T TCS130516

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME AND GENDER SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF VENTURA CASE NO.: 56-201300444404-CU-PT-VTA TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner CORRINNE ASHLEY GABALDON has filed a petition with this court for a decree changing petitioner’s name to: CORBIN ATLEY GARCIA 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 1-2-14, Time: 8:30am, in Dept.: 41 b. The address of the court is Superior Court of California, County of Ventura, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 3. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Tri-County Sentry. Date: NOV 05, 2013 BY ORDER OF THE PRESIDING JUDGE, MICHAEL D. PLANET, Ventura Superior Court, Executive Officer and Clerk, By M. OCHOA Deputy Clerk In Pro Per Published No.: Nov. 15, 22, 29, Dec. 6, 2013-4T TCS13-0516CofN(8) File No.: 20131022-10016062-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: NEW MEMORIES PHOTOGRAPHY 210 GOLDEN WEST AVE OJAI, CA 93023 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Deanna Fuller, 210 Golden West Ave, Ojai, CA 93023 Full Name of Registrant Deanna Fuller 210 Golden West Ave Ojai, CA 93023 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. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Deanna Fuller NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 10/22/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: VI Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 15, 22, 29, Dec. 6, 2013 - 4T TCS13-0517 File No.: 20131112-10017148-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: CAL-STATE RADIOLOGY 3011 N. PEORIA AVE SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 VENTURA COUNTY State of Incorporation/Organization: CA Return Mailing Address: Joli Medical Management, 3011 N. Peoria Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93063 Full Name of Registrant Joli Medical Management, Inc. 3011 N. Peoria Ave Simi Valley, CA 93063 This Business is conducted by: A Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2-232000. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Lisa M Weinberg NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business

name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/12/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: LE Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 15, 22, 29, Dec. 6, 2013 - 4T TCS130518 FILE NO. 20131106-10016848-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: CASINO KNIGHTS, 11400 W. OLYMPIC BLVD, #140, CA 90064 [LOS ANGELES] county of: VENTURA. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: APOGEE ADVISORS, INC, [CALIFORNIA], 22243 CRAGGY VIEW ST, CHATSWORTH, CA 91311. This Business is being conducted by a/an: CORPORATION. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name/names listed above on: N/A. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares true, information which he knows to be false, is guilty of a crime). /s/ APOGEE ADVISORS, INC BY: WILLIAM NEIGHBORS, PRESIDENT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of VENTURA County on 11/06/2003 indicated by file stamp above. NOTICE-THIS FICTITIOUS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). LA1355753 TRI-COUNTY SENTRY 11/15, 22, 29 12/6 2013 TCS13-0519

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF VENTURA CASE NO.: 56-201300444628-CU-PT-VTA TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner SINH PHUC BUI filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. SINH PHUC BUI Proposed Name: to MICHAEL BUI 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 1-7-14, Time: 8:30am, in Dept.: 21 b. The address of the court is Superior Court of California, County of Ventura, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 3. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Tri-County Sentry. Date: NOV 12, 2013 BY ORDER OF THE COURT, MICHAEL D. PLANET, Ventura Superior Court, Executive Officer and Clerk, By MALIA A. ACOSTA Deputy Clerk In Pro Per Published No.: Nov. 15, 22, 29, Dec. 6, 2013-4T TCS13-0519CofN(1) File No.: 20131104-10016742-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: THE PLUMBING WORKS 2039 AIREDALE AVE. VENTURA, CA 93003 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Robert M. Bechtel, 2039 Airedale Ave, Ventura, CA 93003 Full Name of Registrant Robert M. Bechtel 2039 Airedale Ave. Ventura, CA 93003 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. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Robert M. Bechtel NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name

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statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/04/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: PA Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 15, 22, 29, Dec. 6, 2013 - 4T TCS130520 File No.: 20131105-10016802-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: BLUE MOON BOUTIQUE 600 E MAIN STREET VENTURA, CA 93001 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Maria Crystal Herrera, 600 E Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001 Full Name of Registrant Maria Crystal Herrera 419 N McKinley Ave Oxnard, CA 93030 This Business is conducted by: An Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 115-13. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Maria Crystal Herrera NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/05/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: TE Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 15, 22, 29, Dec. 6, 2013 - 4T TCS130521 File No.: 20131104-10016773-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: COUPON TRAVEL 5565 BROMECY DR OAK PARK, CA 91377 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Mark Love, 5565 Bromecy Dr, Oak Park, CA 91377 Full Name of Registrant Mark W Love 5565 Bromecy Dr Oak Park, CA 91377 Jay P Love 459 Periwinkle Ct Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 This Business is conducted by: Copartners The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on NA. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Jay P Love NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/04/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: VI Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 15, 22, 29, Dec. 6, 2013 - 4T TCS130522

T.S. No.: 1306466CA Loan No.: 661043 A.P.N.: 614-0-190-355 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.3(a), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERENCED BELOW IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT BUT ONLY TO THE COPY PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/7/2006. UNLESS

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December 6, 2013 T.S. No.: 1306466CA Loan No.: 661043 A.P.N.: 614-0-190-355 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.3(a), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERENCED BELOW IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT BUT ONLY TO THE COPY PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/7/2006. 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 of 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, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges, and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: BRIAN PIERE, AN UNMARRIED MAN, Duly Appointed Trustee: Seaside Trustee Inc., Recorded 11/10/2006, as Instrument No. 2006111000238874-0, in book XX, page, XX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of VENTURA County, California. Date of Sale: 12/27/2013 Time: 11:00 AM Place of Sale: AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE GOVERNMENT CENTER HALL OF JUSTICE, 800 SOUTH VICTORIA AVENUE, VENTURA, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,028,482.07. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 5078 CORRAL ST, SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063. A.P.N.: 614-0190-355. As required by California Civil Code Section 2923.5, the current beneficiary has declared to Seaside Trustee Inc, the original trustee, the duly appointed substituted trustee, or acting as agent for the trustee, that the requirements of said section has been met by one or more of the following: 1. Borrower was contacted to assess their financial situation and to explore the options for the borrower to avoid foreclosure. 2. The borrower has surrendered the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary or authorized agent. 3. Due diligence to contact the borrower was made as required by said Section 2923.5 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. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority,

and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (855)986-9342, or visit this Internet Web site www.superiordefault. com using the file number assigned to this case 1306466CA . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 11/26/2013. Trustee Sales Information: 855-986-9342, www. superiordefault.com Seaside Trustee Inc., P.O. Box 2676, Ventura, CA 93014. By: Carlos M. Olmos, Office Clerk. (12/06/13, 12/13/13, 12/20/13, SDI-6576) TCS13-0541TS(7) T.S. No.: 1306572CA Loan No.: 593964 A.P.N.: 673-0-440-270 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.3(a), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERENCED BELOW IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT BUT ONLY TO THE COPY PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/2/2006. 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 of 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, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges, and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: GERMAN DIAZGRANADOS AND LUCERO DIAZGRANADOS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, Duly Appointed Trustee: Seaside Trustee Inc., Recorded 9/8/2006, as Instrument No. 20060908-0190187, in book XX, page, XX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of VENTURA County, California. Date of Sale: 12/27/2013 Time: 11:00 AM Place of Sale: AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE GOVERNMENT CENTER HALL OF JUSTICE, 800 SOUTH VICTORIA AVENUE, VENTURA, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $547,981.36. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 194 MAPLE RD, NEWBURY PARK, CA 91320-4718. A.P.N.: 6730-440-270. As required by California Civil Code Section 2923.5, the cur-

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rent beneficiary has declared to Seaside Trustee Inc, the original trustee, the duly appointed substituted trustee, or acting as agent for the trustee, that the requirements of said section has been met by one or more of the following: 1. Borrower was contacted to assess their financial situation and to explore the options for the borrower to avoid foreclosure. 2. The borrower has surrendered the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary or authorized agent. 3. Due diligence to contact the borrower was made as required by said Section 2923.5 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. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (855)986-9342, or visit this Internet Web site www.superiordefault. com using the file number assigned to this case 1306572CA . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 11/26/2013. Trustee Sales Information: 855-986-9342, www. superiordefault.com Seaside Trustee Inc., P.O. Box 2676, Ventura, CA 93014. By: Carlos M. Olmos, Office Clerk. (12/06/13, 12/13/13, 12/20/13, SDI-6580) TCS13-0541TS(8) Trustee Sale No. 449956CA Loan No. 0016052987 Title Order No. 793967 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03-14-2007. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 12-27-2013 at 11:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 03-22-2007, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 20070322-00060604-0, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of VENTURA County, California, executed by: MARIA TANG, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and

loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE MAIN FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER HALL OF JUSTICE, 800 S. VICTORIA AVE. , VENTURA, CA Legal Description: LOT 5 OF TRACT NO. 1460, IN THE CITY OF SIMI VALLEY, COUNTY OF VENTURA, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 34 PAGES 5 AND 6 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPT THEREFROM ALL OIL, GAS, MINERALS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES LYING BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, BUT WITHOUT THE RIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY, AS RESERVED OR GRANTED IN DOCUMENTS OF RECORD. ALSO EXCEPT THE INTEREST EXCEPTED BY MAIDEN-FAIR COMPANY, A PENNSYLVANIA CORPORATION, IN DEED RECORDED MARCH 27, 1962 AS DOCUMENT NO. 14442 IN BOOK 2127 PAGE 209 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS, WHICH RECITES AS FOLLOWS: EXCEPT THEREFROM ALL OIL, GAS, MINERALS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES LYING BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, BUT WITHOUT THE RIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY, AS RESERVED OR GRANTED IN DOCUMENTS OF RECORD. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $562,198.86 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1159 GIBSON AVE SIMI VALLEY, CA 93065 APN Number: 640-0-231-065 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 11-27-2013 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee REGINA CANTRELL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: www.lpsasap.com or 1-714-730-2727 www. priorityposting.com or 1-714-573-1965 www. auction.com or 1-800280-2832 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to

investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, this information can be obtained from one of the following three companies: LPS Agency Sales & Posting at (714) 730-2727, or visit the Internet Web site www. lpsasap.com (Registration required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting & Publishing at (714) 573-1965 or visit the Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com (Click on the link for “Advanced Search” to search for sale information), or auction.com at 1-800280-2832 or visit the Internet Web site www. auction.com, using the Trustee Sale No. shown above. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. P1072901 12/6, 12/13, 12/20/2013 TCS130541TS(9) File No.: 20131119-10017427-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: UNITED POOL SERVICE 2443 SAPRA ST THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91362 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Paul & Cathy Mederios, 2443 Sapra St, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 Full Name of Registrant Paul Medeiros 2443 Sapra St Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 Cathy Medeiros 2443 Sapra St Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 This Business is conducted by: Married Couple The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/01/2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Paul Medeiros NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/19/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: RO Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013 - 4T TCS13-0541 File No.: 20131122-10017648-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: INDISCRETION FILMS 1339 JOHNSON DRIVE VENTURA, CA 93003 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: John B Bennett, 1339 Johnson Drive, Ventura, CA 93003 Full Name of Registrant John B Bennett 1339 Johnson Drive Ventura, CA 93003 This Business is conducted by: An Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on April, 2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/John B Bennett NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in

subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/22/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: HA Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013 - 4T TCS13-0542

NOTICE Pursuant To California Self-Storage Facility Act (B & P Code 21700 ET SEQ) the Undersigned Will Sell At Public Auction. On The Below Listed Day, Time, And Location. Notice Of Public Sale Of Personal Property: The Personal Property Including, But Not Limited To Listed Items Stored By The Following Persons Or Businesses On The 19th day of December, 2013 At: 12:30pm At: SO Cal SS 4060 Via Pescador Camarillo, CA 93012; (805)482.5700 THE FOLLOWING LIST IS A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY TO BE SOLD: Storage Unit 1012 - Alexander Juarez Assoc. - golf club/bags, boxes, clothes, metal cabinet, snowboards, cooker, camping gear, message table, folding tables, carpet cleaner, plasic containers, decorations 2257 - Ron G. Garrett bags, boxes, clothes, china cabinet, luggage, bed, table, speakers, chairs, plastic containers, folding chair 2109 - Iman M. Jones crate, boxes, plastic containers, workout bench, clothes, bedding, bed, books, pillows AUCTIONEER: K.E. AUCTION SERVICE 12127 Mall Blvd. Suite A-178 Victorville, CA. 92392 CA. BOND # FS836-21-31 CN893285 Publish No.: Dec. 6, 13, 2013 - 2T TCS13-0542PS(1) NOTICE Pursuant To California Self-Storage Facility Act (B & P Code 21700 ET SEQ) the Undersigned Will Sell At Public Auction. On The Below Listed Day, Time, And Location. Notice Of Public Sale Of Personal Property: The Personal Property Including, But Not Limited To Listed Items Stored By The Following Persons Or Businesses On The 19th day of December, 2013 At: 12:00pm At: SO Cal SS Cochran 1225 Cochran St., Simi Valley, CA 93065 (805)955.0700 THE FOLLOWING LIST IS A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY TO BE SOLD: Storage Unit # 1157 - Ricardo Ramirez boxes, lamp, shoe boxes, shoes, blankets, plastic containers, bed 1319 - John Paul Malec - weights, lamp, bags, sm frig, boxes, plastic containers, bed frame, painter, vacuum 1322 - Tiffany Beswick - boxes, books, plastic containers, cabinet, freezer, microwave 1345 - Jade Riely Wells bags, clothes, bed, toys, crib mattress 3002 - Lyon Concrete - tools, big screen tv, pool table, boards, platic containers, shelving, air hockey table, hood, bag, ladder, tile cutter 3101 - Lynn Waite - glass top, mirror, lamp, bikes, boxes, weights, ladder, carts, trunk, bags, cart, step ladder, plastic containers, display case AUCTIONEER: K.E. AUCTION SERVICE 12127 Mall Blvd., Suite A-178 Victorville, CA 92392 BOND # FS83621-31 CN893284 Publish No.: Dec. 6, 13, 2013 - 2T TCS13-0542PS(2) NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF STEVEN RANGER CASE NO. 56-201300445260-PR-LA-OXN

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of STEVEN RANGER. A Petition for Probate has been filed by PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR OF VENTURA COUNTY in the Superior Court of California, County of VENTURA. The Petition for Probate requests that PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR OF VENTURA COUNTY be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative 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 independent 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. A hearing on the petition will be held on Date: January 8, 2014 at Time: 9:00 a.m. in Dept.: J6 located at SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF VENTURA, 4353 East Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93036, Juvenile Justice Center. 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. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. 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. Attorney for petitioner: /S/Mitchell B. Davis, Assist. County Counsel (CSB #212721) Leroy Smith, County Counsel (CSB #107702) COUNTY COUNSEL’S OFFICE 800 South Victoria Avenue Ventura, CA 93009-1830 (805) 654-2950 Publish No.: Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 3T TCS13-0542P(3)

NOTICE Pursuant To California Self-Storage Facility Act (B & P Code 21700 ET SEQ) the Undersigned Will Sell At Public Auction. On The Below Listed Day, Time, And Location. Notice Of Public Sale Of Personal Property: The Personal Property Including, But Not Limited To Listed Items Stored By The Following Persons Or Businesses On The 19th day of December, 2013 At: 1:30pm At: SO Cal SS Westlake 2550 Willow Lane, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361; (805)494.8722 THE FOLLOWING LIST IS A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY TO BE SOLD: Storage Unit # D249 - Dave Mansolf tire, boxes, bags, poster, plastic containers, guitar, bucket B96 - Dave Mansolf boxes, bags, clothes, tile, mop bucket, ladders, radio C235 - Jacqueline A. Wasko - boxes, office chair, bags, lamps, wicker baskets, books, bed, chairs, furniture, crates E210 - Lupe Garcia - boxes, bags, decorations, lamp, household items AUCTIONEER: K.E. AUCTION SERVICE 12127 Mall Blvd., Suite A-178, Victorville, CA 92392; CA BOND # FS836-21-31 CN893297 Publish No.: Dec. 6, 13, 2013 - 2T TCS13-0542PS(4) NOTICE Pursuant To California Self-Storage Facility Act (B & P Code 21700 ET SEQ) the Undersigned Will Sell At Public Auction. On The Below Listed Day, Time, And Location. Notice Of Public Sale Of Personal Property: The Personal Property Including, But Not Limited To Listed Items Stored By The Following Persons Or Businesses On The 19th day of December, 2013 At: 1:00pm At: So Cal SS West Oaks 2505 Townsgate Rd., Westlake Village, CA 91361; (805)497-2121 THE FOLLOWING LIST IS A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY TO BE SOLD: Storage Unit # 3340 formally 3337 - Curtis Hamilton - tire, office chair, boxes, bookshelf, guitar (electric) shop vac, drill press, tools, ladder, sm. Frig, car parts, printer 2438 - Kenneth Lord boxes, ironing board, chair, laptop, plastic containers, pillows 3372 - Shaun Lee Kenney frig, pictures, lamp, dresser, piano dolly, metal racks, bar stools, bed rails AUCTIONEER: K.E. AUCTION SERVICE 12127 Mall Blvd., Suite A-178, Victorville, CA 92392; CA. BOND # FS836-21-31 CN893296 Publish No.: Dec. 6, 13, 2013 - 2T TCS13-0542PS(5) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE

COUNTY OF VENTURA CASE NO.: 56-201300444527-CU-PT-VTA TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner FRANK NILSEN filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. FRANK NILSEN Proposed Name: to FRANK JAN-IVAR NILSEN 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 1-3-14, Time: 8:30am, in Dept.: 40 b. The address of the court is Superior Court of California, County of Ventura, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 3. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Tri-County Sentry. Date: NOV 07, 2013 BY ORDER OF THE PRESIDING JUDGE, MICHAEL D. PLANET, Ventura Superior Court, Executive Officer and Clerk, By M. OCHOA Deputy Clerk In Pro Per Published No.: Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013-4T TCS13-0542CofN(6) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF VENTURA CASE NO.: 56-201300445107-CU-PT-VTA TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner NIKOLAI PETKOV PETKOV filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. NIKOLAI PETKOV PETKOV Proposed Name: to NIK PETCOV 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 1/13/14, Time: 8:30, in Dept.: 41 b. The address of the court is Superior Court of California, County of Ventura, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 3. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Tri-County Sentry. Date: NOV 25, 2013 BY ORDER OF THE COURT, MICHAEL D. PLANET, Ventura Superior Court, Executive Officer and Clerk, By DEBRA HEBERT Deputy Clerk In Pro Per Published No.: Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013-4T TCS13-0542CofN(7) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF VENTURA CASE NO.: 56-201300445157-CU-PT-VTA TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner RYAN KEITH GUTIERREZ AND JOANN MARIE GUTIERREZ FOR KYRON KEITH GUTIERREZ AND MARCUS RYAN GUTIERREZ, A MINOR filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. RYAN KEITH GUTIERREZ b. JOANN MARIE GUTIERREZ (SPOUSE)

TRI-COUNTY SENTRY ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF VENTURA CASE NO.: 56-201300445157-CU-PT-VTA TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner RYAN KEITH GUTIERREZ AND JOANN MARIE GUTIERREZ FOR KYRON KEITH GUTIERREZ AND MARCUS RYAN GUTIERREZ, A MINOR filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. RYAN KEITH GUTIERREZ b. JOANN MARIE GUTIERREZ (SPOUSE) c. KYRON KEITH GUTIERREZ (SON) d. MARCUS RYAN GUTIERREZ (SON) Proposed Name: to RYAN KEITH PITTS to MARIE JOANN PITTS to KYRON KEITH PITTS to MARCUS RYAN PITTS 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 1-17-14, Time: 8:30am, in Dept.: 40 b. The address of the court is Superior Court of California, County of Ventura, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 3. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Tri-County Sentry. Date: NOV 26, 2013 BY ORDER OF THE PRESIDING JUDGE, MICHAEL D. PLANET, Ventura Superior Court, Executive Officer and Clerk, By M. OCHOA Deputy Clerk In Pro Per Published No.: Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013-4T TCS13-0542CofN(8) NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF DORIANA NAEGELI CASE NO. 56-201300445348-PR-LA-OXN

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of DORIANA NAEGELI. A Petition for Probate has been filed by DAVID J. NAEGELI in the Superior Court of California, County of VENTURA. The Petition for Probate requests that DAVID J. NAEGELI be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative 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 independent 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. A hearing on the petition will be held on Date: JAN 02, 2014 at Time: 9:00AM in Dept.: J6 located at SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF VENTURA, 4353 East Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93036, Juvenile Courthouse. 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. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. 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. Attorney for petitioner: /S/Lynn A. Smiley (CSB

#243039) LAW OFFICE OF LYNN A. SMILEY 840 County Square Drive 3rd Floor Ventura, California 93003 (805) 639-0428 Publish No.: Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 3T TCS13-0542P(9)

APN# 677-0-093-015 Address 1130 WAVERLY HEIGHTS DRIVE Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-5055 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. 05-FWA128194 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/3/2007. 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 1/3/2014, at 11:00 AM, At the main front entrance to the County Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 South Victoria Ave., in the City of VENTURA, County of Ventura, State of CALIFORNIA, REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by CAROLINE M. MUTART, A MARRIED WOMAN, as Trustors, recorded on 05/15/2007, as Instrument No. 20070515-00098881-0, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Ventura County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, or cashier’s check (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States) without warranty express or implied as to title, use, possession or encumbrances, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it as such Trustee, in and to the following described property situated in the aforesaid County and State, to-wit: TAX PARCEL NO. 677-0-093-015 From information which the Trustee deems reliable, but for which Trustee makes no representation or warranty, the street address or other common designation of the above described property is purported to be 1130 WAVERLY HEIGHTS DRIVE , Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-5055. Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including fees and expenses of sale. The total amount of the unpaid principal balance, interest thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is $640,642.05. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 800-542-2550 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site www. rtrustee.com. using the file number assigned to this case. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify post-

ponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c), the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one or more of the following methods: by telephone, by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting or the borrower has surrendered the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent and that the compliance with Civil Code Section 2923.5 was made at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of this Notice of Sale. Dated: 11/27/2013 REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Trustee By MARILEE HAKKINEN, AUTHORIZED AGENT Agent for Trustee: PRIORITY POSTING & PUBLISHING 17501 IRVINE BLVD, SUITE #1 TUSTIN, CA92780 Telephone Number: (800) 542-2550 Sale Information: (714) 573-1965 or http://www. rtrustee.com P1073244 12/6, 12/13, 12/20/2013 TCS13-0542TS(10) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-13545613-AB Order No.: 7981428 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/4/2002. 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): DAVID MOAK AND DAWN MOAK Recorded: 12/19/2002 as Instrument No. 2002-0322882-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of VENTURA County, California; Date of Sale: 12/27/2013 at 11:00:00 AM Place of Sale: At the main front entrance to the County Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93003 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $198,514.62 The purported property address is: 2707 GALINDO AVE, SIMI VALLEY, CA 93065 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 642-0-222-055 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROP-

ERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714-573-1965 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-13545613-AB . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. 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 holders right’s against the real property only. 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. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714573-1965 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan. com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA13-545613-AB IDSPub #0059444 12/6/2013 12/13/2013 12/20/2013 TCS13-0542TS(11) NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES If an application for a premises to premises transfer or original license at a premises located in a census tract with undue concentration of licenses, the following notice must be published once a week for three consecutive weeks pursuant to Government Code Section 6063, in a newspaper of general circulation other than a legal or professional trade publication. The publication must be in the city in which such premises are situated, or if such premises are not in a city, then publication shall be made in a newspaper of general circulation other than a legal or professional trade publication nearest the premises. Affidavit of publication shall be filed with the following office: Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control 1000 SOUTH HILL ROAD, SUITE 310 VENTURA, CA 93003 (805) 289-0100 Date of Filing Application: November 14, 2013 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: LAZY DOG RESTAURANTS LLC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 598 TOWN CENTER DR OXNARD, CA 93036-1140 Type of license(s) applied for: 47 - On-Sale General Eating Place Published No.: Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013-3T TCS130542ABC(12)

File No.: 20131126-10017759-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: (1) JG PROPERTY CONSULTANTS; (2) JG HOME INSPECTIONS 117 LAUREL WOOD CT SIMI VALLEY, CA 93065 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: JG Home Inspections, PO Box 941314, Simi Valley, CA 93094 Full Name of Registrant James Gonzales 117 Laurel Wood Ct Simi Valley, CA 93065 This Business is conducted by: An Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on (1-2) 11/20/13. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/James C Gonzales NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/26/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: WI Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013 - 4T TCS13-0543

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF SUSAN ST. GERMAINE CASE NO. 56-201300445208-PR-LA-OXN

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of SUSAN ST. GERMAINE. A Petition for Probate has been filed by BEATRICE BAEZ in the Superior Court of California, County of VENTURA. The Petition for Probate requests that BEATRICE BAEZ be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative 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 independent 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. A hearing on the petition will be held on Date: 1/08/14 at Time: 9:00 AM in Dept.: J6 located at SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF VENTURA, 4353 East Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93036, Juvenile Division. 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. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. 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. Attorney for petitioner: /S/Cristian R. Arrieta (CSB #236837) LOWTHORP RICHARDS McMILLAN MILLER & TEMPLEMAN 300 Esplanade Drive, Suite 850 Oxnard, CA 93036 (805) 981-8555 Publish No.: Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 3T TCS13-0543P(1)CR

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (UCC Sec. 6105) Escrow No. 11660D NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale is about to be made. The name(s) and business address(es) of the seller(s) are: MICHAEL CHA, 5227 MISSION OAKS BLVD, CAMARILLO, CA 93012 Doing business as: MO’S CAFÉ AKA MISSION OAKS CAFE (type – RESTAURANT ) All other business name(s) and address(es) used by the seller(s) within the past three years, as stated by the seller(s), is/ are: NONE

Friday DECEMBER 6, 2013

The name(s) and business address of the buyer(s) is/are: MISSION OAKS CAFÉ INC, 5235 MISSION OAKS BLVD #613, CAMARILLO, CA 93012 The assets being sold are generally described as: ALL STOCK IN TRADE, FURNITURE, EQUIPMENT AND GOODWILL And are located at: 5227 MISSION OAKS BLVD, CAMARILLO, CA 93012 The bulk sale is intended to be consummated at the office of: CAPITOL CITY ESCROW, INC, 3838 WATT AVE, STE F-610, SACRAMENTO, CA 95821 and the anticipated sale date is DECEMBER 24, 2013 This Bulk Sale is subject to California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6106.2. [If the sale is subject to Sec. 6106.2, the following information must be provided] The name and address of the person with whom claims may be filed is: CAPITOL CITY ESCROW, INC, 3838 WATT AVE, STE F-610, SACRAMENTO, CA 95821 THIS BULK TRANSFER INCLUDES A LIQUOR LICENSE TRANSFER. ALL CLAIMS MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO THE DATE ON WHICH THE NOTICE OF TRANSFER OF THE LIQUOR LICENSE IS RECEIVED BY THE ESCROW AGENT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL. Dated: NOVEMBER 19, 2013 MISSION OAKS CAFÉ INC, Buyer(s) LA1364081 TRI-COUNTY SENTRY 12/6/13 TCS13-0543BS(2) NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF THEODORE HILGENSTUHLER aka TED HILGENSTUHLER Case No. 56-2013-00445119-PRPW-OXN

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of THEODORE HILGENSTUHLER aka TED HILGENSTUHLER A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Gary Guenot in the Superior Court of California, County of VENTURA. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Gary Guenot be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative 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 independent 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. A HEARING on the petition will be held on January 2, 2014 at 9:00 AM in Dept. No. J6 located at 4353 E. Vineyard, Oxnard, CA 93036. 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. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. 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. Attorney for petitioner: STEPHANIE F BEZNER ESQ SBN 246414 6411 SEABRYN DR RANCHO PALOS VERDES CA 90275 CN893059 Publish No.: Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 3T TCS13-0543P(3)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (Sec. 6105 U.C.C.) Escrow No. 34148-AU NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale is about to be made. The name(s) and business address(es) of the seller(s) are: EBMM INC, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, 516 PENNSFIELD PL, STE 109, THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91360 Doing business as: EBM

JANITORIAL SERVICES All other business name(s) and address(es) used by the seller(s) within the past three years, as stated by the seller(s), is/ are: NONE The location in California of the chief executive office of the Seller is: SAME The name(s) and business address of the buyer(s) is/are: EXECUTIVE FACILITIES SERVICES, INC, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, 516 PENNSFIELD PLACE, STE 109, THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91360 The assets being sold are generally described as: THE BUSINESS, GOODWILL, FIXTURES, FURNITURE, AND FURNISHINGS, EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES, TOOLS, LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS, TELEPHONE NUMBERS, WEBSITE, LIST OF CUSTOMERS, TRADE NAMES, SIGN, ALL TRANSFERRABLE PERMITS, FRANCHISES, LEASES, CUSTOMER DEPOSITS, AND SALEABLE MERCHANDISE FOR RESALE, STOCK IN TRADE AND WORK IN PROCESS ON HAND and is located at: 516 PENNSFIELD PLACE, STE 109, THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91360 The bulk sale is intended to be consummated at the office of: ESCROW MATTERS INC, 20300 VENTURA BLVD, #325, WOODLAND HILLS, CA 91364 and the anticipated sale date is DECEMBER 24, 2013 The bulk sale is subject to California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6106.2. The person with whom claims may be filed is: ALEXANDRA ULLMAN, ESCROW MATTERS INC, 20300 VENTURA BLVD, #325, WOODLAND HILLS, CA 91364 and the last date for filing claims by any creditor shall be DECEMBER 23, 2013 which is the business day before the anticipated sale date specified above. Dated: 11/26/13 EXECUTIVE FACILITIES SERVICES, INC, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, Buyer(s) LA1363992 TRI-COUNTY SENTRY 12/6/13 TCS13-0543BS(4) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 130009158 Title Order No. 13-0028447 APN No. 034-0-162-015 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/20/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by EVA GABRIELLA STUBER, dated 10/20/2006 and recorded 11/3/2006, as Instrument No. 20061103-002334840, in Book N/A, Page N/A, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Ventura County, State of California, will sell on 01/02/2014 at 9:00AM, Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort 1050 Schooner Drive, Ventura, CA 93001 Grand Ballroom 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: 85 PATHELEN AVENUE, OAK VIEW, CA, 93022. 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 $517,187.90. 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

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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. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1-800281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www. recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case 13-0009158. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. DATED: 10/20/2013 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281-8219 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.246467 12/06, 12/13, 12/20/2013 TCS13-0543TS(5) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 120046997 Title Order No. 12-0085538 APN No. 179-0-062-405 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/02/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by RAUL C MENDOZA, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 11/02/2006 and recorded 11/10/2006, as Instrument No. 2006111000239003-0, in Book N/A, Page N/A, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of VENTURA County, State of California, will sell on 01/02/2014 at 09:00 AM, Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort 1050 Schooner Drive, Ventura, CA 93001 Grand Ballroom 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: 1930 RHONDA STREET, OXNARD, CA, 93036. 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 un-

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 120046997 Title Order No. 12-0085538 APN No. 179-0-062-405 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/02/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by RAUL C MENDOZA, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 11/02/2006 and recorded 11/10/2006, as Instrument No. 2006111000239003-0, in Book N/A, Page N/A, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of VENTURA County, State of California, will sell on 01/02/2014 at 09:00 AM, Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort 1050 Schooner Drive, Ventura, CA 93001 Grand Ballroom 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: 1930 RHONDA STREET, OXNARD, CA, 93036. 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 $630,743.12. 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. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1-800-

281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www. recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case 12-0046997. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281-8219 By: RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.246684 12/06/2013, 12/13/2013, 12/20/2013 TCS1320543TS(6) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 120046526 Title Order No. 12-0084163 APN No. 065-0-202-215 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/17/2007. 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. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by NORMA JEAN NAVARRO, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 01/17/2007 and recorded 1/26/2007, as Instrument No. 2007012600017663-0, in Book N/A, Page N/A, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Ventura County, State of California, will sell on 12/31/2013 at 11:00AM, At the main entrance to County Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 South Victoria Ave., Ventura, Ventura County, 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: 157 SUNSET VIEW COURT, VENTURA, CA, 93003. 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 $841,500.79. 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. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contact-

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ing the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1-800281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www. recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case 12-0046526. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. DATED: 08/24/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281-8219 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.246709 12/06, 12/13, 12/20/2013 TCS13-0543TS(7) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 120048156 Title Order No. 12-0086648 APN No. 202-0-045-010 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/18/2005. 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, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by JESUS VARGAS, AND MARIA VARGAS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 04/18/2005 and recorded 4/26/2005, as Instrument No. 20050426-0101041, in Book N/A, Page N/A, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Ventura County, State of California, will sell on 12/31/2013 at 11:00AM, At the main entrance to County Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 South Victoria Ave., Ventura, Ventura County, 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: 444 MAGNOLIA AVENUE & 130, NORTH D STREET, OXNARD, CA, 930305310. 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 $548,106.70. 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 se-

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xxxxTrustee Sale No. 261710CA Loan No. 3011232794 Title Order No. 1467380 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10-042006. 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 12-19-2013 at 9:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 10-11-2006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 20061011-00214912-0, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of VENTURA County, California, executed by: MIKE A. ALTERMAN AND JOAQUINA ALTERMAN, TRUSTEES OF THE ALTERMAN FAMILY TRUST DATED APRIL 18, 2002., as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort, 1050 Schooner Drive, Ventura, CA 93001 Legal Description: LOT 7 OF TRACT NO. 1094, IN THE CITY OF SIMI VALLEY, COUNTY OF VENTURA, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK 26, PAGE(S) 99 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPT A ONE-HALF INTEREST IN AND TO THE OIL, GAS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES AND MINER-

CAMELOT, From page 11A At 10:30AM on November 22, 1963, my friend Charles Marion ran into our locker room where we were dressing to return to class. “Cicero, they shot the President. President Kennedy is dead!!!” I thought there must be a mistake. This doesn’t happen in “Camelot”. I walked outside the gym and there it was. All hell was breaking loose as hundreds of students were running in circles screaming at the top of their lungs. Teachers were shouting “Go home! School is closed!” I got home and turned on our black and white TV. There it was: The cold truth that our President was assassinated right in front of his beautiful First Lady and the nation was going into an emotional tank. Life in America has not been the same since that day. We didn’t listen to President Eisenhower. We would soon be in a war beyond historical proportions. Other assassinations would occur: Robert Kennedy, Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King and anyone else who was considered to be in the way. At the time of Dr. King’s assassination in 1968, we were receiving 500 body bags per week from Vietnam. 500 young Americans (disproportionately Black) were coming home dead. Richard Nixon, who Jack Kennedy defeated, would soon become President. FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover would suddenly die and the assassinations came to an end - coincidental? Camelot never returned and we are still at war with no end in sight. I pray that one day we can return to such times but that won’t happen until we put the Military Industrial Complex in its proper place. President Eisenhower was correct. Mr. Alford is the co-founder, President/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce ®. Website: www.nationalbcc.org. Email: halford@nationalbcc.org. WALMART, From page 11A would not substantially reduce profit. Indeed, the profit stream might increase if employers are more productive, less likely to seek new jobs, and more likely to exercise pride in their work. The National Labor Relations Board just announced that it would prosecute Walmart for its illegal treatment – firing or disciplining – 117 striking workers. Many of these actions were initiated in last year’s “Black Friday” when some workers did not want to work Thanksgiving Day or the day after, and others used the occasion to educate the public about their low pay levels. This year Walmart will open at 6 a.m, two hours earlier than last year. Your dinner will hardly be digested before you head to the store. So while Walmart profess to be concerned about some workers having a good Thanksgiving dinner, they are hardly concerned about when they will have the opportunity to enjoy it, unless they opt for the Thanksgiving dinner Walmart will offer to its “associates” who are forced to work on Thanksgiving. Enough, Walmart! Pay the people fairly. Pay them wages not giveaways. Stop threatening organizers. Have respect for your workers. Live up to the publicity that you keep churning out. Indeed, divide the publicity budget among your workers who will sing your praises when they are paid a living wage. Julianne Malveaux is a Washington, D.C.-based economist and writer. She is President Emerita of Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, N.C. PLUGGED, From page 1B required to embrace a new paradigm at the nexus of transportation needs, clean fuel and environmental awareness. Strickland thanked GM for its leadership in highway safety and on issues like traffic accidents that adversely impact Black communities nationwide. “But talking about environmental protection, fuel economy and independence on foreign oil, their opportunity to help change culture and provide the product ... for us to change the culture is incredibly important,” he said. Another way to facilitate cultural change is acknowledgment of the fact that Blacks have been involved in this struggle for a long time, said Carolyn Green, managing partner of EnerGreen Capital Management and a member of the Joint Center’s Commission to Engage African Americans on Energy. She has long been concerned about the depiction of Blacks in the media, largely because they’re primarily seen as victims of environmental injustice, Green said. “Our neighborhoods are the depository of all sorts of problems … but we’re not seen necessarily as people interested in change or people who are involved in making that change happen,” said Green. “And tonight is a celebration of that fact, the fact that we are doers, not just people who are acted upon.” To that end, Assemblyman Steven Bradford encouraged companies like GM to saturate the Black communities with vehicle charging stations. San Francisco and Los Angeles have the state’s highest rates of electric vehicle ownership, followed closely by Sacramento and San Diego. “But the real truth … is the majority of these cars are owned by wealthy folks that don’t look like folks in this room, or by state, federal or local government entities as part of their fleet,” said Bradford. “So the penetration into those who really need it have yet to reach those communities.” Bradford urged the state to expand the debate legislatively. “I’m not trying to be critical of any of our regulatory boards,” he said, “but at the end of the day, if we’re committed to clean air, and we’re committed to reducing greenhouse gas … emissions, we should be as consumed about what’s under the hood and more focused on what comes out the tailpipe.” California Black Media executive director Regina Brown Wilson commended excitement over the direction of public policy, but also asked the panelists to develop a plan that binds all of the elements together and ensures the Black community is very informed about an issue that could prove critical to its environmental and economic future. “Obviously, we’re writing about it, but how will marketing dollars, advertising dollars ... support those efforts?” she asked. Replied Blake: “It’s important that the dollars that we spend talking about and promoting ELR makes the space more inclusive to all folks, but not just with the ELR, for the company as a whole.” Lamman Rucker, an actor who serves on the board of board of Green For All, a national organization which works to build an inclusive green economy to help lift people out of poverty, feels information shared during the evening is what people in general must have but that people of color don’t have and aren’t exposed to. “Even in this environment right here, this is the informed [crowd], so it’s a matter of getting this information out and having other people have access to this vehicle, to other vehicles like that, to the technology, to the information, and to the opportunity,” Rucker told California Black Media. If done with purpose and in partnership, that part of the mission may prove to be easier than it appears. Over the course of the evening, several people joked about the long-standing relationship between Cadillacs and the Black community, where the brand has often been viewed as the ultimate status symbol. Quipped one guest, drawing uproarious laughter from the audience in the hall: “October 14 is a national Black holiday. That’s when the Cadillacs come out.”

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Nutrition information per serving: Calories

Nutrition information per serving: Calories

Protein

Protein

361.6

156

15.9 g

16 g

Carbohydrate

Carbohydrate

17.6 g

14 g

Fiber

Fiber

5.6 g

3g

Sugar

Total Fat

1.9 g

4g

Total Fat

Saturated Fat

26.7 g

0.9 g

Saturated Fat

Sodium

9.8 g

549 mg

Sodium

329.4 mg

Green Breakfast Burrito

Serves: 2 1 1/2 Tbsp butter 4 beaten eggs 1 1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach Salt and pepper 1 avocado, sliced

Tomato salsa or salsa verde 1. Melt butter in a nonstick skillet on medium heat. Stir in eggs and spinach; add salt and pepper.

2. Cook, stirring, until the eggs are softly scrambled, about 2 minutes. 3. Wrap the eggs in warm corn tortillas. Top with sliced avocado and tomato salsa or salsa verde.

Nutrition information per serving: Calories

132

Protein

8g

Carbohydrate

14 g Fiber

1g

Total Fat

5g

Saturated Fat

3g

Sodium

131 mg

Stuffed Shells

Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Serves: 6 3 cup baby spinach 12 jumbo pasta shells 3/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese 1 sm clove garlic, finely chopped 1/4 tsp dried oregano pinch of salt 2 Tbsp grated pecorino cheese 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese ground black pepper 1 Tbsp ground flax seed 1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Set out a 12-cup muffin tin or an 8” x 8” baking dish. 2. Place a covered

medium saucepan filled with water over high heat. Bring to a boil. Add the spinach and boil for 1 minute. Remove with a skimmer to a clean kitchen towel. Set aside. Add the shells to the water and return to a boil. Stir. Boil for 10 minutes, or until cooked through but still firm. Drain and rinse with cold water. Turn upside down on a kitchen towel to dry. 3. Squeeze the spinach dry and chop finely. Place in a bowl with the ricotta, garlic, oregano, salt, 1 tablespoon of the pecorino, and 1 tablespoon of the Parmesan. Season to taste with the pepper.

4. Fill the reserved shells with the cheese mixture, using a teaspoon. Place open side up in the prepared tin or dish. Continue until all the shells are filled. (If using the baking dish, it may be necessary to twist small pieces of aluminum foil to use as props to hold the shells steady.) Combine the flaxseed and the remaining 1 tablespoon pecorino and 1 tablespoon Parmesan in a small bowl. Stir. Sprinkle atop the filling in each shell. Spritz lightly with olive oil spray. 5. Bake for 8 minutes, or until the crumbs are sizzling.

Turkey Noodle Soup with Spinach

Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Serves: 4 2 oz whole wheat noodles, cooked 1 tsp canola oil 1/4 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped carrot 1/4 cup chopped celery 1/2 tsp dried sage 1 cup chopped left over turkey, chopped fine 1 can (14 1/2 oz each) fat-free

reduced-sodium chicken broth 2 cup water 1 tsp balsamic vinegar 1/4 tsp salt 6 oz baby spinach leaves ground black pepper 1. Cook the noodles according to the package directions. Drain and set aside. Meanwhile, in a pot over medium heat, warm the oil. 2. Add the onion, car-

rot, celery, and sage. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until the vegetables start to soften. 3. Add the turkey, broth, water, vinegar, and salt. Simmer for about 5 minutes, or until hot. Do not boil. Stir in the spinach and reserved noodles. Remove from the heat and let rest for 5 minutes. Season with pepper to taste.

REPUBLICANS From page 11A president has appointed the highest percentage of women (42%) and minorities (38%) in history.” Republicans are needlessly stalling the nominations. As Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell conceded, Obama’s nominee to become Secretary of Energy was eventually approved, 97-0; Secretary of Interior, 87-11, Secretary of Treasury, 71-26, Secretary of Commerce, 97-1, and Secretary of Transportation, 100-0. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said in a speech, “That’s the whole point. They don’t have anything. There’s nothing wrong with these people. There’s nothing wrong with their qualifications. They [Republicans] simply want to stall what goes on.” If Republicans could have their way, they would stall until the next president is elected, hoping that person will be a Republican. The breaking point came when Senate Republicans blocked three nominees – Patricia Millett, Cornelia “Nina” Pillard and Robert L. Wilkins – to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, which reviews many actions taken by the executive branch and is considered the second most powerful court in the nation. All three are imminently qualified and emerged from committee hearings unblemished. Finally, Democrats went nuclear. Now, confirmation should be easier for Obama’s appointments to head the Department of Homeland Security, the

Federal Reserve and the Federal Housing Finance Agency and other agencies. In addition, the change gives Obama a better chance of making progress on issues he listed in his inaugural speech, including immigration reform, climate change, income inequity and gun violence. However, this will not mark the end of Congressional gridlock. House Republicans appear to be still captive of the ultra-conservative Tea Party and their counterparts in the Senate are still intent on opposing Obama’s initiatives. Even with the nuclear option, GOP Senators plan to actively oppose President Obama. That’s fine, but at least the minority will no longer be able to thwart the will of the majority. Some Republicans say the latest move will make them less inclined to cooperate with Democrats. It’s hard to imagine bipartisanship being much lower than it is. This “do nothing” Congress has enacted only 49 laws, the fewest since such records were first kept in 1947. And some Republicans, including Mitch McConnell, say they will change even more rules once they regain the majority. Majority rule is all Senate Democrats were seeking. They had been bullied long enough by the radical minority. George E. Curry, former editor-in-chief of Emerge magazine, is editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service (NNPA.) He is a keynote speaker, moderator, and media coach. Curry

can be reached through his Web site, www.georgecurry. com. You can also follow him at www.twitter.com/ currygeorge and George E. Curry Fan Page on Facebook. CHILDREN From page 11A From voluminous research, we know that healthy eating helps infants and children properly develop their intellectual, social and emotional skills. Depriving infants and children of nutrients from healthy foods can undermine their ability to do well in school and be able to recognize and adjust to the codes of proper behavior as they grow up. We know what hunger does to infants and children: it damages them, often for life. And we know what not going hungry and eating healthy foods does to children: It gives them a chance to live productive lives. Given the economic challenges America will face over the coming decades, isn’t the wise course to insure that those 21 million children whose parents or guardians receive food stamps continue to have as much chance as possible to contribute to the future American society? After all, the benefits of combining pragmatism and compassion now are far better for America’s future than pretending that the costs of callousness will not come home to roost. Lee A. Daniels is a longtime journalist based in New York City. His latest book is Last Chance: The Political Threat to Black America.

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A Rubicon Family Christmas at the Rubicon Theatre Company

A Charlie Brown Christmas with David Benoit at the Fred Kavli Theatre

Bobby Womack at the Saban Theatre

Friday, December 6 at 8 p.m. at 8440 Wilshire Blvd., in Beverly Hills An active recording artist since the early 1960s where he started his career as the lead singer of his family musical group The Valentinos and as Sam Cooke’s backing guitarist, Womack’s career has spanned more than 50 years and has spanned a repertoire in the styles of R&B, soul, rock and roll, doo-wop, gospel, and country. Womack wrote and originally recorded The Rolling Stones’ first UK No. 1 hit, “It’s All Over Now” and New Birth’s “I Can Understand It” among other songs. As a singer he is most notable for the hits “Lookin’ For a Love”, “That’s The Way I Feel About Cha”, “Woman’s Gotta Have It”, “Harry Hippie”, “Across 110th Street” and his 1980s hit “If You Think You’re Lonely Now”. Tickets are $85 and $58 with applicable fees. Under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult For more information, call (888) 645-5006 or visit www.sabantheatre.org.

Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8 at 1006 E. Main St., in Ventura Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman and the big jolly man himself reunite with the spectacular singers of A Rubicon Family Christmas for a joyous celebration on the Rubicon stage. Glorious renditions of holiday carols and contemporary songs-ofthe-season are performed in styles including classical, pop, jazz and gospel. Anyone in search of an instant dose of Christmas spirit need look no further than A Rubicon Family Christmas Concert, described by one critics at “the best and brightest live Holiday Special in town.” Show time is 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. All performance are in Helen Yunker Hall. Tickets are $35-$59, with $20 tickets for students/active military with ID. Tickets may be purchased through the Rubicon Box Office at (805) 667-2900 or online at www.rubicontheatre.org.

The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show at the Walt Disney Concert Hall

Thursday, December 12 at 8 p.m. at the Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., in Thousand Oaks Celebrate the holidays with the smooth jazz of Charlie Brown! Since launching his recording career in 1977, David Benoit’s expansive career as a contemporary jazz pianist and composer has included over 25 solo recordings. His prolific output since 2000 includes several prominent Charlie Brown related projects (including Here’s To You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years and the star-studded 40 Years: A Charlie Brown Christmas) that reflect his lifelong passion for the music of original Peanuts composer Vince Guaraldi and solidify Benoit’s role as his musical heir. Tickets are $51, $46, and $41. Ticket prices include a facility charge. For more information, call (805) 449-ARTS or visit www.civicartsplaza.com.

Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2013 at the Granada Theatre

Gustafson Dance Presents Rudolph at the Lobero Theatre

Saturday, December 7 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at 33 East Canon Perdido Street, in Santa Barbara Rudolph is a children’s ballet performed by the students of Gustafson Dance, featuring dancers from the State Street Ballet Young Dancers, the apprentice company to State Street Ballet. The story begins with the birth of a young reindeer with a seemingly unfortunate nonconformity: a blinking red nose. Santa is not interested in Rudolph for his team of reindeer and the other reindeer tease him and shun him. Rudolph sets off on his own and discovers that there are many who do not fit in in the Land of Misfit Toys. The toys with certain defects dance for Rudolph and explain the need for him to plead their case to Santa. In this snowy adventure, Rudolph befriends an elf who wants to be a dancer, a miner who can’t find gold and eventually the Abominable Snowman. All ends well, as Santa and the other reindeer realize that those who are different have much to offer. Tickets are $25 for adults and $14 for students and children. Ticket prices include a $4 per ticket Lobero Facility Fee; other fees may also apply. For more information, call (805) 963-0761.

Air National Guard Band of the West Coast at Oceanview Pavilion

Saturday, December 7 at 7 p.m. at 575 E. Surfside Drive, in Port Hueneme The Air National Guard Band of the West Coast supports the global Air Force (including Air National Guard missions) by fostering patriotism and providing musical services for the military community as well as the general public. Since its inception in 1942 the Air National Guard Band of the West Coast has performed for audiences all over the world, although it primarily serves communities throughout Northern California, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. Formerly stationed at Hayward ANG Base in Hayward, CA, the band relocated to Moffett Federal Airfield in 1994, representing the129th Rescue Wing. Limit of 4 tickets per household. For more information, call (805) 986-4818 or visit www.oceanviewinfo.com. All events are subject to change. To have your event listed in the Community Calendar, please fax to (805) 983-0018 or email sentry1234@aol.com. Deadline for submission is Friday by 5 p.m.

Tuesday, December 10 at 8 p.m. at 111 South Grand Avenue, in Los Angeles The four-time Grammy-winning gospel legends return to belt out their rousing and spiritual renditions of Christmas carols, hymns and pop standards. Formed in 1939 by glee club members at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind, The Blind Boys of Alabama have built their dynasty on gospel music. Rock-solid religious faith certainly helps account for their vibrant longevity. So does their unshakeable conviction that they were put here for the express purpose of singing. But an equally important factor, which is not always shared by their peers, is the Blind Boys’ open-mindedness. Old-time Gospel music circles are often marked by rigid conservatism and the dismissal of popular music as a worldly temptation of the Devil. The Blind Boys, by contrast, shun worldliness yet eagerly embrace the world, bringing spiritual music to secular audiences in order to spread their message. For more information, call (323) 850-2000.

Monday, December 16 at 8 p.m. at 1214 State St., in Santa Barbara Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2013 is an uplifting, high-energy show the whole family will love. Get into the holiday spirit as some of music’s biggest names jam on fresh, lively arrangements of seasonal favorites, led by multi-GRAMMY® nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz (left). Joining Dave this year are Japanese born pianist/composer/producer Keiko Matsui, who has shared the stage with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Miles Davis; world-renowned singer Oleta Adams (right), who has released eight acclaimed CDs of her own, crossing effortlessly between R&B, Jazz, Popular and Gospel music, and Jonathan Butler, who was the first black artist played on white stations in his native South Africa and has since earned accolades in the R&B, contemporary jazz and gospel fields. Together they’ll be making spirits bright as this cherished holiday tradition marks its 16th anniversary. Tickets are $43-$93. Prices include a $3.00 per ticket facility fee. For more information, call (805) 899-2222.


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