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Click here to volunteer Police officer assaulted A new website devoted to helping Antioch in these tough budgetary times, www. volunteer4antioch.com, is up and running. More than 50 volunteer opportunities are listed alphabetically on the site. A click on the opportunity of interest brings up the name of an organization, its web link, contact person and information about the organization’s work and volunteer needs. Opportunities include caring for homeless animals, computer tutoring, leading tours of the local marshland, ushering at the El Campanil Theatre and teaching kids about gardening. Site founder Walter Ruehlig said the project had been a “longstanding desire of mine that I couldn’t put off any more, given the coupling factors of city cutbacks and need to keep our youth productively engaged.” An Antioch Unified School District trustee, Ruehlig is also interested in exploring the idea of volunteering as part of high school graduation requirements. After combing through the newspaper,

An Antioch police officer was injured on Tuesday, April 5 at 1:53 a.m. when a paroleeat-large knocked her down with his car and rammed her patrol car on the 2100 block of Somersville Road. The officer was conducting a traffic stop on San Francisco resident Dante Curry, 28, for driving with no headlights on. Curry initially provided the officer with a false name. The officer opened Curry’s driver’s door and asked him to step out of the car in order to confirm his identity. Curry instead put his car in reverse, knocked down the officer with the car door, then rammed the officer’s patrol car and sped off, initiating a pursuit with other APD officers. The pursuit ended several miles away in Internet, Yellow Pages and city bulletins, and calling organizations, Ruehlig turned over his data to Sharon Fraser, a computer teacher at Deer Valley High School. Fraser got her computer club to design the site. Community activist Brittney Gougeon volunteered to host the site and serve as webmaster.

Forum set for Saturday The local community activist nonprofit group Take Back Antioch will hold another Quality of Community Forum on Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to noon at El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St. Doors opening at 9:30 a.m. Moderated by Antioch Unified School District board member Walter Ruehlig, the forum will encompass topics such as the

behind-the-scenes work of Take Back Antioch, plus Neighborhood Watch activities and volunteerism. At the last forum, Take Back Antioch led discussions about Neighborhood Watch, the Graffiti Abatement Program and several other volunteer organizations. Attendees with Facebook access are encouraged to RSVP at www.facebook. com/event.php?eid=142652222468948.

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Antioch near Sequoia and Redwood drives, where Curry and his passenger fled on foot. The passenger was apprehended with the help of an Antioch police K9 unit. Curry climbed over several neighborhood fences and was eventually caught after an extensive search assisted by a Brentwood PD K9. Curry was found to be a parolee at large out of San Francisco for weapons and explosives violations. He was sent to the Martinez Detention Facility on several felony charges related to this incident, including assault with a deadly weapon on the Antioch officer. The officer was treated and released at a local hospital. She is expected to make a full recovery.

Fugitive teacher caught A Park Middle School teacher was arrested last week in San Diego on suspicion of intent to commit lewd acts with a minor, according to a press release from the Antioch Police Department. Pittsburg resident Charles Redmond, 63, fled to Mexico on March 24 after officers started questioning him regarding the alleged inappropriate touching of an eighth-grade male student and comments made to other boys who attended the school. Antioch Police wrote that Redmond, an arts teacher at Park for 27 years, was apprehended by the San Diego Police Department on his outstanding $100,000 warrant. On Monday, Antioch detectives learned that Redmond had returned to the United States after he was admitted to a San Diego area hospital. The detectives traveled to San Diego, interviewed Redmond and arranged for him to be ar-

rested upon his release from the hospital. Redmond was booked into Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez on Wednesday. According to Antioch Sgt. Diane Aguinaga, the alleged touching that Redmond was accused of was over the boy’s clothing. After officers looked into the matter last week, Redmond left a note for his family and fled. Antioch Unified School District Superintendent Donald Gill said district administrators are deliberating on the next step and in the process of meeting with Park school officials. “Our first priority was to the school,” Gill said. Those with information regarding this investigation should call Detective Robert Green at 925779-6932.

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Community kitchen on front burner Knightsen by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer

Lovers of farm fresh fruits and produce might soon get another venue in which to enjoy East County’s agricultural bounty. Tess’ Community Farm Kitchen – the dream of Brentwood attorney Barbara Franz – was recently granted its 501c3 non-profit status, bringing Franz’s vision of a community kitchen one step closer to fruition. “It’s all very exciting and positive,” said Franz. “We’re hoping this is the first step toward Agra-tourism here in Brentwood.” The farm kitchen site – located on 10 acres at the corner of Bixler and Balfour roads (across from The Lakes in Discovery Bay) – is named for Franz’s mother Tess. The kitchen will operate as a co-op, allowing residents to create pies, jams, jellies and syrups prepared from local farms to sell at market – thereby providing a venue for smaller farmers to generate potentially thousands of extra dollars annually from bruised or raggedy-looking fruits that wouldn’t be sellable, but would make a perfect fruit product. “Farmers aren’t cooks; they’re farmers,” said Franz. “They want a place where they can drop off their products and pick them up again to sell.” But because the kitchen would potentially provide a private benefit to the farm-

Photo courtesy of Barbara Franz

Residents and visitors to Brentwood might soon be able to enjoy the fruits of local farmers’ labors at Tess’ Community Farm Kitchen. ers, Franz said the IRS wouldn’t grant it a nonprofit status. So while the kitchen project remains a for-profit venture that will include such items as Internet sales and the eventual sale of products produced in the kitchen, the nonprofit end of things will include public education, trips to local UPicks in Brentwood, and cooking classes. “So how it will work is that all the pro-

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duce, grapes, berries, et cetera will belong to the nonprofit,” said Franz. “And the use of those items by selling will be the forprofit end of things and will go toward the operation and benefit of the nonprofit.” And the next step in the process is to raise money to build the kitchen. “We’ll be conducting our classes in rented kitchens for now, such as the Brentwood Senior Center and Knightsen School,” said Franz. “And then, when we get to a place where we can get a loan, we’ll start to build.” Another way to raise the much-needed dollars is through fundraising events such as that scheduled for April 23 at the kitchen location. Called Campfire Tales, the evening will be geared to children and feature a bonfire, s’mores, cornbread and chili plus a professional storyteller. And while Franz has been told that her property is technically an orchard and not a farm (“I’ve been told that 40 acres constitutes a farm. And anything under is an orchard”), her dreams for Tess’ remain the same. “The big point is this,” said Franz. “We are here in the heart of the absolute best produce in the land and we want people to be able to come out and pick their own products if they wish, and learn more about living healthy and eating healthy and enjoying all that Brentwood has to offer.” For more information on Tess’ Community Farm Kitchen, visit www.farmmarket.tv. For ticket information on the upcoming fundraiser, call 925-628-6842. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

meeting Knightsen residents and neighbors interested in community issues and the local agencies that support them are invited to attend a community meeting on Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Knightsen Elementary School multipurpose room. Representatives from local agencies and groups serving the Knightsen community will be on hand to share information and answer questions about their organizations. The Knightsen Garden Club will also provide a pancake breakfast – for $5 per person – from 8 to 10 a.m. Agencies attending include the Knightsen Town Advisory Council, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District, Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office, Knightsen Elementary School District, Contra Costa County Water District, Knightsen 4-H, Knightsen Community Services District, Knightsen Firefighters Association, East Contra Costa Historical Society, California Highway Patrol, Reclamation District #2065 (Veal Tract), Byron-BrentwoodKnightsen Cemetery District, Liberty Union High School District, and Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan’s office. For additional information, call 925-625-0073.

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B’nai Torah offers ‘Ritual Enrichment’ Visiting Cantor Barbara Powell will join Congregation B’nai Torah on Sunday, April 10 at 5 p.m. for the first of four events supported by the recently awarded Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) Incubator Grant. The evening will begin with a potluck dinner (please bring a non-meat dish to share), followed by a singing/study session focused on the prayers of the Friday evening Shabbat service. Congregation B’nai Torah was one of 20 congregations (out of 170 applicants) to be awarded an incubator grant from URJ. These grants were intended to support innovative programs designed to engage people in synagogue life. B’nai Torah’s “Ritual Enrichment: Cantorial Teaching, Community Participation and Outreach” program supports Powell’s four visits to teach the tunes, meanings and prayers of the Friday evening and Saturday morning services. Powell will also record the services so that Congregation B’nai Torah can disseminate CDs to its congregants and interested members of the community to support practice and learning. These events are open to the community and intended to spark interest and involvement in the congregation. For additional information, call Matt Cordova at 650-759-6939 or e-mail mattjcord@ comcast.net. Congregation B’nai Torah expresses special thanks to URJ for its generous support, and to Ruth Goodin for her authorship of the original proposal.

About Union for Reform Judaism The Union for Reform Judaism provides vision, direction and leadership to Reform Jews and congregations on spiritual, ethical, social justice and management issues, offering programming support to Reform Jewish congregations and strengthening individual Jewish identity and growth. As a member of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, the Union connects Reform Jews in North America with Liberal/Progressive/Reform congregations around the globe. The Union also represents Reform congregations in regional, North American and international organizations including the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. For more information about URJ, visit www.urj.org. About Congregation B’nai Torah: Congregation B’nai Torah provides a forum for worshiping God in the traditions of Reform Judaism. The congregation seeks to provide an environment that includes spiritual, educational, social and celebratory aspects of Jewish life and a strong sense of Jewish community. Individuals and families are invited to join in celebrating, studying and worshiping as Jews. All are welcome to participate in Shabbat services, holiday celebrations and social events. For more information, visit www. bnaitoraheastbay.org.

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Participants hit the trail during last year’s Rise, Ride and Run event, which raised more than $1,000. This year’s event is scheduled for April 16.

Rise, Ride and Run The second annual Resurrection Rise, Ride and Run will be held in Brentwood on Saturday, April 16. All proceeds from the event go to help build a house in Haiti. Last year, participants and businesses raised more than $1,000 for disaster relief. All events begin and end at Resurrection Ministries, 1275 Fairview Ave. in Brentwood. Participants may choose from three events: a 5k (3.1 mile) run/walk, a 10-mile family bike ride, and a 30-mile bike ride. The first ride be-

gins at 9:30 a.m. A raffle prize drawing and complimentary barbecue lunch will follow. Registration is held at Resurrection Ministries. Same-day registration is available. Rise, Ride and Run is sponsored by Brentwood Bike Company, Willy’s Bagels and Blends, and Double L Design. For more information, including registration fees, visit www.riseriderun.org or call event coordinator Christa Prill at 925-354-6930.

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Out of this world NEW HOMES VS. RESALE A new home is nearly always more expensive than an existing home. I’m not talking about “value” here, just raw sticker price. Of course the new home builder will argue that the new home has the latest in construction technology, the latest appliances, etc. plus you get the psychological “new” factor, to boot. So buyers, if they can afford it, usually prefer a new home, even though they’ll wind up spending more money in total by the time they put in landscaping, window coverings, etc. In the past, new homes were about 15 percent higher than resale homes. However, there is a recent study out that shows that the premium for new homes over resale homes has risen to a staggering 45 percent! The authors of the study come to the conclusion that it’s not that new homes have risen in price that accounts for the disparity. It’s that resale homes have fallen so dramatically in price. It’s to the point where many resale homes are selling for LESS than what it would cost to rebuild them. I have a client

that is a relatively small home builder and he recently bought a home through me off the MLS rather than build it himself, saying, “I can’t build it this cheap!” So this large difference in price between new and resale homes means that either new home prices will have to come down, or that resale prices may have room to go up. With apologies to my friends in the new home industry, I think many buyers are going to look at that 45% new home premium as being too high, and decide to look a little harder at the resale homes. ***ANNOUNCEMENT*** I’ll be having another free short sale/loan mod seminar in May. This filled up fast last time, so I’m doing three this time, all the exact same presentation. May 4 at 7 pm, May 7 at 2 pm and 4:30 pm. You must RSVP to reserve a seat. If you have questions on this or any other real estate topic, call me at (925) 240MOVE (6683). To search the MLS for free and view virtual tours of homes for sale, go to: www.SharpHomesOnline.com. Sharp Realty – Advertisement

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adie Rowland and Walter Zazueta are ready to follow the “High Schooler’s Guide to the Galaxy,” a play premiering next week at Delta Vista Middle School and featuring a cast of students from Delta Vista and O’Hara Park. Performances are scheduled for Thursday and Friday, April 14 and 15 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, April 16 at 2 p.m. at Delta Vista Middle School, 4901 Frank Hengel Way in Oakley. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for students and $2 for students with an ABS sticker.

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County educator named Employee of the Year

We will be hosting an open house Friday, April 29 from 6:30-8pm with crafts and games.

Due to his service as an outstanding and dedicated teacher whose knowledge and • Infant, Toddler, Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten skills are respected by students and staff alike, Programs Contra Costa County Office of Education’s • Before & after school care & camp (CCCOE) adult education instructor Rick Boughton was one of 11 candidates who ear“A Preschool & Child • Daily academic lessons & hands-on exploration ned a special award given by the Contra Costa Development Programâ€? • Large outdoor play area & large indoor gymnasium County Sheriff David Livingston. 1275 Fairview Ave., Brentwood During the recent Sheriff’s 2010 Officer and Employee of the Year Awards Ceremo925.634.5180 ny, Boughton was presented the Detention Infants through School age Services Division (non-officer) Employee of the Year award. The four-tour, Vietnam War Navy veteran and 35-year professional woodworker, Boughton has served as the wood 

  shop instructor at the Marsh Creek Detention           !" Facility in Clayton since 2001. Lt. Brian Kalinowski, who originally

   "     nominated Boughton for the award, intro  !" duced him to the numerous attendees in the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors #    "$ chambers in Martinez. “Thanks to the part%&$!!'()*+, %-. !$/! nership of the Sheriff’s Office and the County # !),#0, Office of Education,â€? said Kalinowski, “we 123!+ !2 are able to deliver to the inmates services such as Rick’s woodshop class, which makes them more productive during their stay, as well as 44*4!3-/ when they re-enter society.â€? 4% + 53' For the past 20 years, the Sheriff’s Office 42*!% and the County Office of Education collabo" ##!&$!3

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BOUGHTON annually build between 1,000 and 1,200 handmade toys and refurbish about 300 bicycles, which are distributed to our county’s at-risk youth through local nonprofit organizations.� These organizations include The Salvation Army, Friends Outside, George Miller Center, Solomon Temple Mission, Contra Costa Crisis Center, Bay Area Rescue Mission and La Casa Ujima. When you enter Rick’s woodshop, you think of Santa’s Workshop: students busily building and painting beautiful hand-made toys or refurbishing junked bicycles into justlike-new ones. “There are literally thousands see Educator page 9A

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Edna Hill Middle School announces honors Congratulations to the following Edna Hill Middle School students for being named to the school’s third-quarter Honor Roll and Honor Society: HONOR ROLL Sixth grade: Cameron Addington, Jesus Alvarez, Travis Ardzrooni, Briana Barajas, Cecilia Barraza, Liliana Barraza, Luke Becker, Alex Bustamante, Perla Camacho, Joseph Carrera, Taylor Cleland, Eryn Cleveland, Roy Cornejo Ramirez, Abigail Davies, Justin Dearing, Kyle DeYoe, Shania DuPee, Gillian Fiallos Glenn, Charm Franklin, Rosaymar Garcia, Gillian Gash, Keilani Geronimo, Nathan Hammerson, Kaya Herrera, Ronald Herron, Dakoda Jones, Kamrie Kaasa, Madison Keeton, Christine Lo, Arielle McCarrick, Britney Mendoza, Cohen Mix, Joshua Narag, Calista Nelson, Nicolette Nelson, McKenzie Olsen, Neena Orloff, Asia Perez, Armando Ramirez, Francesca Re, Lucca Salavarria, Preston Sanchez, Zayn Scott, Michael Sudweeks, Sarah Tate, Estrella Torres, Zulema Victoria, Sarita Villalobos, Andrea Watton and Roxana Zapata. Seventh grade: Patricia Arroyo, Hector Banos, Isabella Bruno, Quinn Calabrese, Julian Carrera, Taylor Casey, Riley Condon, Kaitlyn Cox, Theresa Davis, Chad Dias, Brody Faulkner, Kara Galvan, Casey Garcia, Dawson Gatz, Laura Gomez, Jamesha Green, Madison Hughes, Callie Jorgensen, Chloe Jorgensen, Kane Kenney, Derek Knowles, Ebony Moody, Sean OConnell, Deyanira Ortiz, Ashlan Parker, Uriel Parra, Kirabo Reed, Amador Rubio, Julianne Schwab, Meagan Sexton, Madison Siemers, Noah Spaulding, Alayna Strabley, Rocio Tinoco, Chad Treat, Miriam Velador and Kyle Wheeler. Eighth grade: Brianna Alexander, Laura Barreto, Chyanne Bell, Hanna Cedeno, Lynzey Dorn, Richi Dosen, Matthew Dutcher, Alejandro Espinoza, Jason Fackrell, Rachel Firpo, Paola Gomez,

Educator from page 8A of children in our county whose lives have been brightened because of this program,” Kalinowski added, “with a big thanks to Rick and his men.” Known for his low-key teaching style and positive attitude, it’s obvious Boughton loves his job as a teacher and mentor. He has established a reputation for treating everyone fairly and respectfully, including his inmate students. In 2010, Boughton did not have one discipline or safety/accident incident reported to the school or custody staff. Boughton’s woodshop class is part of the Contra Costa Adult School. This educational program is a partnership between the CCCOE and the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff, and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. More than 4,000 students participate in educational opportunities each year at one of the three jail facilities: Marsh Creek Detention Facility in Clayton, West County Detention Facility in Richmond, and Martinez Detention Facility in Martinez. Students demonstrate success by obtaining a high school diploma, passing the GED, increasing basic skills, completing a 90-day substance abuse education program, competency-based certificates in computer applications, steps toward getting a job, landscaping facility grounds, and building toys and refurbishing used bicycles for needy children. “Rick is a talented teacher, providing instruction in safety, woodworking, and bicycle repair, while he fosters a sense of commitment, dedication, and community in his students,” said CCCOE Adult Education Principal Tom Scruggs. “He has a natural way of inspiring these men to learn something new, to be responsible and to feel what it is like to give back to the community. We are grateful for his services!” – Contributed by Jonathan B. Lance

Scottie Groseclose, Donavin Hall, Nicole Harrop, Kevin Hatcher, Gabriela Jimenez, Deejriana Jones, Elijah Laulu, Justin Martinez, Grant Mathias, Rubi Mena, Matthew Mendez, Lauren Mennuti, Sarah Moffat, Aspen Nance, Frida Ortiz, Paola Ortiz, Armando Pimentel, Dylan Sanchez, Kierra Santi, Lauren Scott, Dominic Smith, Eric Strabley, Miley Tate, Samuel Waldron and Andrew Weibert. HONOR SOCIETY Sixth grade: MoyoAde Afolabi, Brittany Aguayo, Sarah Babcock, Gabrielle Barcelona, Spencer Batute, Michaela Benko, Natalie Betschart, Bryan Boettcher, Nicole Bollozos, Kylie Brown, Susana Carrillo, Zachary Cohn, Alexus Coleman, Noe Colmenares, Andrea Corona, Tessa Cortez, Skyelar Cribbs, Zachary Finklestein, Jessica Georgiou, Emily Gonzalez, Leah Helton, Ryan Huynh, Emily Jordan, Zoe Katzman, Phoebe Kelleher, Rita Landski, Katherine Lawson, William McCurdy, Hannah McDonough,Kourtney Meyer, Sydney Munns, Keenan Norris, Lehkxandria Phoummathep, Sana

Rashid, Kaitlyn Richardson, Kylie Rios, Delaney Rippee, Victor Rivera, Hannah Rose, Allyson Russell, Raven San Andres, Julian Sanchez, Casey Schneider, Delanie Sheehan, Michael Smith, Ana Soto, Clayton Strickland, Kiaja Stultz, Alexa Sylva, Miranda Truhe, Logan Tucker, Tyler Valadez, Itzel Vargas, Megan Walrond, Zachary Weibert, Meredith Weinert, Calysta Westlake, MacKenzie Wieland, Rachel Wong, Michelle Zaw and Pacochino Zulueta. Seventh grade: Amber Aeschbach, Austin Amour, Taylin Ashley-White, Beau Bauman, Hunter Bentancourt, Connor Blair, Ivet Cardoso, Isabella Carrera, James deFremery, Nicole Diaz, Mikayla Furey, Joseph Gliedt, Ivonne Gonzalez Ortiz, Lindsey Heaney, Michelle LaHaie, Katrina Lawrence, Zachary Lowe, Aaliayah McKnight Corcran, Seth McNeely, Matthew Mehlberg, Holly Miller, Kyle Miller, Brooke Norwood, Natalie Ochoa, Jeremy Quilizapa, Alejandro Ramirez, Collin Richardson, Kyle Ruff, Maris Kay Samsel, Jack Smith, Sara Steidle, Madison Trimble, Cynthia Vazquez, Wyat Viss,

Cheyenne Woolcott, Stephanie Yu and Kaitlynn Zdroik. Eighth grade: Idara Akpakpa, Zachary Allen, Colton Ames, Brianna Baskerville Bridges, Lawson Bell, Noemi Botor, Hannah Cohn, Giovanny Colchado, Shelby Conn, Jacob Cropper, Jordan Davis, Maria Delgado, Chloe Denson, Cody DeYoe, Alyssia Doss, Matthew Drake, Timothy Drake, Grant Farris, Jessica Freeman, Ashlyn Frits, Cynthia Garibay, Nick Gash, Brandon Gliedt, Madison Goins Shaewitz, Nicole Griffin, Brandon Gruber, Nicole Hatfield, Patrick Hill, DAndre Howard, LaHaie Monica, Briana Lucca, Kayla Martin, Cristina Martinez, Emani McKnight Corcran, Luke Miles, Jeremy Montes, Guissell Morales, Mallory Muniz, Louis Odiase, Gabriel Olveda, Makenzee Pereira, Povixai Phoummathep, Alexandra Re, Daniel Roberts, Lisette Rodriguez, Sidney Sanchez, Hailey Schneider, Nathan Scott, Cassidi Sheehan, Catherine Sheffer, Brianna Snider, Kate Tarango, Breanna Tobar, Kyler Torres and Kaitlyn Zeigler.

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Student summit on transportation The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is taking applications through April 22 for the Generation Green on Board: A Youth Summit To Advance Public Transportation. Held in Washington, D.C. from June 26 to 30, summit participants will meet with lawmakers, leaders and industry professionals while learning firsthand the impact public transportation can make on their future and the future of America. “This is a great opportunity to learn how public transportation creates livable communities, economic prosperity, and helps the environment,” said Tri Delta Transit CEO Jeanne Krieg. “I strongly encourage East County students interested in making a difference to apply.” Public transportation plays a vi-

tal role in helping the nation meet its goals of reducing carbon footprints and achieving energy independence. Every year, public transportation use in the United States saves 37 million metric tons of carbon emissions and 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline. “This event will empower the participating teens to become environmental leaders and public transportation advocates,” said APTA President William Millar. “Additionally, the youth summit will highlight how public transportation is a green industry with many employment opportunities.” To qualify for this all-expensespaid summit, applicants must be a high school junior or senior in the 2011-12 school year. For more information and to download an application, visit www. apta.com/youthsummit.

Brentwood Bazaar If one person’s discard is another person’s treasure, the Brentwood Elementary School Spring Bazaar and Garage Sale promises treasures galore. The sale is scheduled for Saturday, April 16 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. More than 120 vendors

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Kathleen Jensen’s ceramic-inlaid table sold for $110 at the recent Deer Valley Foundation dinner auction. Photo by Jasmine Zamora

Classroom funding tabled by Jasmine Zamora Student Correspondent As the economy continues to impact school budgets, creative ways are needed to help fund classroom activities. Fortunately for Kathleen Jensen, creativity is part and parcel of her line of work. Galvanized by her atmosphere and creative background, Deer Valley High School ceramic teacher Kathleen Jensen displayed her imaginative side by crafting a table to be sold at the recent Deer Valley Founder’s Dinner. Jensen enhanced a secondhand table she bought on www.craigslist.com and refurbished it with hand-crafted tiles and an oak trim. “Hopefully someone will love the table and will pay millions and millions for it,” Jensen said. A microbiology major, Jensen fell in love with ceramics while taking an introduc-

tory course during her early years of college. Transposing majors without the support of her family in order to follow her newfound passion, Jensen began to study the art of ceramics. After her formal education in the art from, she taught at California State University Fresno and Kings River Community College. Now with roughly 40 years of experience in ceramics, Jensen has spent the last 13 years at Deer Valley sharing her ardor for the art form to eager and interested students. Every year, Jensen donates pieces of her art for sale. All proceeds go to her ceramics classes and VAPA (Visual and Performing Arts) Day. The table did not meet Jensen’s optimistic quota, since it sold for $110 to Audie Palmer, but every little bit helps. “I’m pleased with the overall appearance of the table and the price it sold for,” Jensen said.

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lockwise from top left: Construction manager Glenn Granada describes the History Walk that will be part of the new civic center arcade. Part of the arched walkway around the center can be seen behind him; wide hallways such as these in the Parks and Recreation Department area are designed to comfortably handle large numbers of people; the arbor at the entrance to City Park will be covered with flowering vines and house a bronze statue of a farmer sowing seeds. More than 100 new trees will be planted in the park; Granada shows Mayor Bob Taylor a portion of the parking structure’s solar panel setup visible from the window of the city council members’ office on the second floor of city hall; the sun peeks through the all-steel frame of the city hall foyer. Skylights and large windows mean the sun will still be prominent inside the buildings when they’re finished this fall.

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New Brentwood civic center taking shape by Rick Lemyre Staff Writer Rain has dealt a few setbacks to the city’s new civic center project, but officials are still hoping to have it ready for the public this fall. That’s the word from Glenn Granada of Swinerton, Inc., construction manager for the $57 million project that includes a new city hall, community center, parking structure and overhauled City Park. Granada led a handful of reporters and city officials on a

tour of the facility last week. The high points include: • Silver LEED Certification. Use of natural light, recycled materials, rainwater run-off management and other strategies are expected to qualify the project for the third-highest rating as an environmentally responsible project. • The new city council chambers features stadium seating, state-of-the-art presentation systems and will seat approximately 114 people. • About 1,200 square feet of the center’s

roofing will be covered by vegetative roofing, low-maintenance plants that will help keep the building cool in the summer. • The project has generated some 85 local jobs, about 25 percent of the total number of workers on the site at various times so far. • The 300-stall parking structure includes solar panels on its roof, and nine parking stalls set up – and reserved for – charging electric vehicles. The panels should save the city more than $300,000 over their 30-year useful life. • About 150 city staff will occupy the offices,

each of which are accessible by wide, pedestrian-friendly hallways running around each floor of the buildings. • City Park will include a water play feature as well as a stage, lighting and sound systems for concerts (set to return next summer), festivals and other uses. • Several of the community center’s rooms can be divided into smaller spaces to accommodate numerous functions simultaneously. The main room occupies 4,617 square feet and will hold up to 393 people, or about 175 for banquets.

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Grads of Distinction offer life lessons by Samie Hartley Staff Writer

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Carol Benn Ligon, left, and Bertha Oseguera Ruiz were honored as Liberty Union High School District Graduates of Distinction at a reception last week. Octavia Poole Ashburn, a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Coast Guard, was also honored but was unable to attend the event.

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High school students are often showered with pearls of wisdom about the importance of education and planning the future, but the message doesn’t always sink in. Although the minutes were ticking away toward the weekend last Friday afternoon, Liberty High School students were picking up the pearls and stringing them together as they listened to former graduates discuss what their time at Liberty meant to them and how high school helped them plan for the future. These weren’t just any graduates – Liberty has thousands of those. Last week’s presentation was the delivered by an elite group, the 2011 Liberty Union High School District Graduates of Distinction: Octavia Poole Ashburn, Carol Benn Ligon and Bertha Oseguera Ruiz. In addition to ceremonies and speeches, the Graduates of Distinction event included an honorees’ tour of the district’s four high schools. Ashburn, a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Coast Guard, was unable to attend the Graduates of Distinction celebration. Pregnant with her second child, Ashburn was advised not to make the flight from her home in Connecticut to the West Coast. But she shared her reflections in a speech read by friend and current Liberty teacher Paul Taylor.

“Teachers teach, but sometimes if you ask questions and listen, they will tell you more than what is in the academic lesson plan,” Ashburn wrote. “They have wonderful life experiences and have seen students go through the trials and tribulations of high school year after year. If you are having trouble or feeling stressed out and need someone to talk to, find the trust of a teacher or counselor.” Ashburn credits her teachers and guidance counselors for the Graduates of Distinction honor. Although she’s a decorated member of the Coast Guard – the first woman to receive the Captain Dorothy Stratton Award for Leadership and the first woman in the Coast Guard to receive orders as an Officer-in-Charge of a Law Enforcement Detachment Team – she said being named a Graduate of Distinction is one of her greatest accomplishments, and she couldn’t have done it without her friends and mentors. For Ashburn, a 1991 graduate, high school was more than marching band and the track team; it was a time for her to set goals for herself, and she urged students to make the most of their high school journeys. “My time at Liberty High taught me the importance of identifying goals and taking the right steps to reach those goals. Sometimes the steps you take are out of sequence or a side step, but I learned that see Grads page 13A

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Grads from page 12A as long as they are the right steps, they are the ones that count.” Ligon also believed that Liberty prepared her for the future. She recently retired from a 32-year career in education, working her way from librarian to director of curriculum at the Modesto City School District. She was particularly impressed with the small-learning communities at Heritage High School and the academies at Freedom, but the improvements at Liberty were the most astonishing, as Ligon last walked the campus in 1962. The new facilities and advancements in curriculum made her proud to be an educator and graduate. As a gracious Liberty Lion, Ligon also urged the students to take advantage of their high school years. “My success was about achieving my goals while applying strategies, effort and perseverance (which I learned in high school) and approaching every career path with the same excitement and passion. Students, you have endless opportunities for your future. Seize the moment. Success is about wanting something special in your life and believing in yourself and pursuing your dreams.” While Ligon and Ashburn filled their schedules with clubs and activities, Ruiz, a 1969 graduate, didn’t have time for afterschool activities. She worked an offcampus job throughout high school, but her teachers played a key role in her choice to become a community activist. “I’m just a little Mexican girl that came over the border in 1955 with my

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parents. When I first got to school, boy, did I struggle. Thank god for our teachers. They were wonderful. Find a friend in those teachers; they will help you along.” With the help of teachers at Liberty, Ruiz was able to master English, and their kindness inspired her to mentor other English-as-a-second-language residents in East County. Today, she works as a case manager at East Bay Works, helping with job training and placement. Her devotion to the community has garnered many awards, including Brentwood Citizen of the Year and Soropomist Woman of the Year. While Liberty Graduate of Distinction is another accolade for Ruiz, Ligon and Ashburn to add to their resumés, the honor is more than the many certificates and honors they received from local dignitaries. The purpose of the Liberty program is to recognize graduates as role models and show current students that past students have gone on to accomplish great things. LUHSD district board trustee Holly Hartman said it best at the Graduates of Distinction reception following the high schools tour: “Kids today don’t see themselves in the future, and this program is so important because it gives our kids an opportunity to see themselves in the future. ‘These people who are coming back to visit were us once.’ Now the kids don’t really think that yet, but it gets them to think, ‘Oh, I’m going to be somebody in the future, and I need to make choices now.’” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Trevor’s Weekly Mortgage Matters FHA in Need Since its inception in 1934, the Federal Housing Administration, or FHA, has never had a problem maintaining funds: it is always insured more mortgages or properties than it has actually owned. By the numbers however, according their February 2011 press release, FHA’s real estate owned inventory – better known as REO homes – has almost doubled in the last year. With a 47% increase in properties owned since 2009, and over 60,000 homes on their books, the Federal Housing Administration is officially bleeding out. They no longer have reserves required in their Mortgage Insurance fund (MMI) to continue covering the properties on their balance sheet. This leaves the Federal Housing Administration with two options: make stricter guidelines to ensure better borrowers and a lower default rate or increase monthly mortgage insurance premiums to increase revenues in case borrowers continue defaulting. In a market where lending guidelines are already considered “tight,” and with a Mission Statement that begins “FHA’s mission is to create strong, sustainable inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all,” it is safe to say they’re not going with option number one. Leaving of course option number two, or increased monthly premiums. More eloquently put by David Sterns, the Assistant Secretary for the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), “after careful consider-

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ation and analysis, we determined it was necessary to increase the annual mortgage insurance premium…raising the annual premium will enable FHA to increase revenues and have a positive effect on the ongoing stability of the Mortgage Insurance (MMI) fund.” So, we now know that the Federal Housing Administration is broke, we also know their game-plan to fix their problem and raise their reserves, but what we don’t know – and what is the most important piece of this puzzle – is how this will affect you, the consumer better known as the homebuyer. After April 18th 2011 monthly mortgage insurance premiums will increase from .90% to 1.15%. In other words, for every $100,000 in purchase price you’ll see an increase of roughly $20 in your monthly payment. At a purchase price of $100,000 this change should not have a large impact on your decision to purchase a home. However, if you’re purchasing a $400,000 home and you’re very close to your overall purchasing limit, an increase of $80 in your monthly payment might just put you out of range to buy that home. Not to mention, an annual increase of $960 isn’t something anyone should take lightly. If you have any real estate lending related questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to write me at tfreymortgages@yahoo.com or call me directly on my cell phone, (925) 726-1444.

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Mystery remains No one has been able to identify the woman in the photo of this month’s History Mystery, but new details are trickling in. Dorothy Olivarez of Stege, Calif. identified the postcard’s recipient as the wife of Absalom Francis Bray, a well-respected judge whose name is preserved on the Justice A.F. Bray Courts Building in Martinez. Throughout the week, Raul Munoz, Jr., Darlene Fray, Sue Firman, Sonia Arredondo, Sherill Hecock, Lorraine Williams and Lorelei Rockwell offered up other tidbits about the Bray family. Bray’s wife was named Lielia and went by the nickname Lula. She was born in California in 1890 and died in 1983. At the time the postcard was sent, A.F. Bray was only an attorney but would go on to become a judge for many years. The Pittsburg Historical Museum’s archive library holds information about the Brays’ community involvement, plus newspaper clippings about the family. Judge Bray is believed to be the founder of the Contra Costa History Center in Martinez and might have lent a hand in the creation of the East Contra Costa History Museum. This month’s prize, a one-year membership to the California Farm Bureau, goes to Olivarez – the first person to identify

the wife of Judge Bray. However, historian Carol Jensen is still looking for answers. “No one has identified either the woman in the photograph or the home,” Jensen wrote in an e-mail. “The signature of the correspondent has also eluded our greatest handwriting cryptographers, too. Keep up the good work, amateur historians! Our mystery woman and home may yet be identified as one of our grandmothers!” If you have any details about this month’s History Mystery, contact Jensen at Historian@byronhotsprings.com.

Help Meals on Wheels The nonprofit organization Meals on Wheels delivers hot, nutritious meals daily to seniors in need. The Contra Costa County Meals on Wheels program recently received the funding to open two more routes in the Pittsburg and Antioch areas. To open the routes, the program is in urgent need of volunteer drivers. A permanent volunteer driver delivers once per week for two hours; substitute drivers fill in when a permanent driver is not available. Both

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Cops from page 1A ond-generation Antioch officer, was honored in September as the city’s Officer of the Year, an award he also won in 2003. He was fêted as an Employee of the Year in June of 2010. Pori’s complaint claims that Wisecarver also falsified at least one police report in the arrest of Daniel Lee Leal, one of the O’Tooles’ customers. The Antioch Police Department declined to comment on the matter, referring questions to City Attorney Lynn Tracy Nerland, who believes the lawsuit contains several mistakes. She noted that the city has 20 days after the March 29 filing date to respond to the lawsuit, and officials will be closely examining the complaint. “In our initial review of the lawsuit filed by lawyer Tim Pori on behalf of Sean and Kelley O’Toole as well as others, we are puzzled by a number of inaccuracies in the document he filed in federal court,” Nerland wrote in an e-mail. “For example, the City

Alcohol from page 1A Rocha is working with the East County Alcohol Policy coalition and its parent organization, the Center for Human Development, to encourage the establishment of guidelines that give Antioch police officers greater authority to make arrests and keep house parties safe and legal – in short, a way for cops to get a better grip on underage drinking without burdening the city’s troubled budget. Previously, the city had been able to afford

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of Antioch is not a member of the Contra Costa County Narcotics Enforcement Team; Norman Wielsch and Michael McGary are not employees of the Antioch Police Department; and Norman Wielsch was not present or involved in Antioch’s investigation of the hydroponic ‘Grow It Yourself Gardens’ store on Sunset Lane in Antioch that is owned by the O’Tooles.” Pori’s lawsuit also claims that Grow It Yourself Gardens employee Steven Daniel Lee was unlawfully searched. When Lee was told during the search that the store would be closed, he gathered some personal items into a backpack and placed it in his girlfriend’s car. The complaint alleges that Lee was then searched at gunpoint without reasonable suspicion. Officers then told employees to surrender their keys, according to Pori’s lawsuit, and Lee’s girlfriend’s car was searched without permission. After finding less than an ounce of marijuana in Lee’s backpack, Aiello told him that it wasn’t anything to worry about

and that he’d probably get a citation and be allowed to leave. The complaint claims that when Lee informed Aiello that he had an active medical marijuana card, he was ignored. Lee was later booked at the Antioch Police Department. Lee claimed that a handgun and medical marijuana seized by police were not returned. The fourth plaintiff in Pori’s complaint, Jennifer Lynn Curtis, claims that a video camera, a photo camera and $20,000 were seized in 2007 and not returned in a CNET drug search at her boyfriend’s house in Brentwood. In 2009, the house was raided again, this time at gunpoint. Curtis claimed that an officer handcuffed her and ordered her to lay face down, even though she was seven months pregnant. After the second raid, Curtis noted that a Swiss ICE watch valued at about $22,500 was missing, along with jewelry and several thousand dollars. The complaint alleges that no record of the items

was made in the seizure. The fifth plaintiff, Jack Foster, claimed that several guns were seized as officers searched his house for marijuana on Jan. 5, 2010, even though he claims the plants were OK’d by a grow certificate. Pori said that more people have come forward with claims of stolen items, bringing the number of complaints to between 10 and 15. He said no legal proceeding will be held for at least a month, as Antioch prepares to respond and a judge is chosen. “We’re getting e-mails and phone calls daily,” Pori said. This is not the first time that Pori has taken on the Antioch Police Department in a search-related case. In 2007, Pori’s client, Antioch business owner Marc Lister claimed that his Concord home was unlawfully searched by Antioch police officers. Lister was accused of running a “chop shop,” at his business, using parts of stolen cars. The court ruled in favor of Lister. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

programs such as decoys to catch vendors selling to minors. “What we’re thinking is if we adopt this policy, we’ll be the model for the other cities such as Brentwood and Oakley for the future,” Rocha said. “It was one of our items of 15 things that we had our city attorney take care of. But with the cutbacks, we just said we’ll drop everything until time’s available.” Emily Justice, the center’s director of Youth Development and Training, helped

to pass the county’s social-host ordinance. Justice believes Antioch would benefit from stricter laws. She cited statistics from the California Healthy Kids Survey, ordered by the state Department of Education, as evidence that tougher laws need to be set in place. According to the survey, 65 percent of seventh-graders polled in the Antioch Unified School District said it was easy to obtain alcohol. “I believe really strongly in these types of ordinances because I think it’s another

tool for law enforcement,” Justice said. “I see it also, from the norms perspective, as an opportunity for cities to say: this is unacceptable. It’s a way to send a clear message.” Rocha said she’s aiming to get the issue on the agenda of a future City Council meeting. From there, City Attorney Lynn Tracy Nerland will review and offer suggestions regarding the Antioch and Contra Costa County policies. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

Cherry’s Tax Facts... By Cherry Comstock

Missing the Tax Deadline Filing an Extension Doesn’t Postpone Payment Tax day is almost upon us and all across the land, good reasons and poor excuses are already being formulated by those who know by now that they are not going to meet the deadline. For some, the reason is an unexpected family emergency, or a sudden influx of work requiring night and weekend hours. Others postpone the process of tax preparation for fear of finding out they owe a tax bill they can’t pay. Or maybe it’s just a question of procrastination. The sad truth is that in the overwhelming majority of cases, if you don’t file by April 18, it’s probably going to cost you. The IRS charges a late filing penalty of 5 percent of the amount due for each month or part of a month your return is late. There is a minimum penalty of $100 or the balance of the tax due on your return. And the hurt doesn’t stop there. A common misconception is that if you request a filing extension with Form 4868 the IRS will afford you additional time to pay your tax liability—not so! The extension is for filing your return, not for paying whatever you may owe; that’s still due April 18. Late payment results in an additional penalty on top of the penalty for late filing. This is usually 0.5% of any tax not paid by the due date and is charged for part of a month that the tax is unpaid. The maximum penalty for both late payment and late filing is 25 percent.

Assuming you know that you owe the IRS some amount of money, but (for whatever reason) are simply not in the position to pay, what’s the best course of action? The answer: pay as much as possible and contact the IRS about implementing an installment plan for the remaining balance. Even without paying a penny, you can file a return or request an extension and avoid having to pay a failure-to-file penalty. Even if your return is not absolutely picture perfect as of April 18th, in many cases you would be better off filing it timely, and amending it later, than being a no-show. Where do you begin if you know you won’t be able to file on time? Start by filing that aforementioned extension: Automatic Extension Form 4868, available here: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4868.pdf. Fill it out and send it in along with a payment of the amount you estimate that you owe. After you’ve submitted Form 4868 along with your estimated payment, you have until October 15, 2010 to submit your return. Should you have questions about this or any other tax matter feel free to contact our office. www.jettax. org, info@www.jettax.org, or call (925)778-0281. One of our enrolled agents will be happy to assist you.An enrolledagent is a person who has earned the privilege of practicing, that is, representing taxpayers, before the Internal Revenue Service. – Advertisement

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Student perspective on importance of sport by Monique Paris Freedom High School Sports are class. Practice is the material done in class. The game or competition is the test to see what has been learned. Sports teach life skills used in other areas in life. They build teams and show how to work with the people around you. In addition, UEST they show how COMMENT to motivate others and self-motivate. They show how to find problems limiting success and pull them apart. All these skills can help in areas not only in the sport itself, but in academics and later on in careers. When playing on a team, participants may be playing with people they do not admire or who are not at the same skill level as they are. They learn to deal with it. Disliking a person or

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something that is out of their control does not happen only in sports. It occurs to us in our lives every day. For example, not liking a class, a teacher, an employee, a coworker or a boss is something everybody goes through. Young adults who play sports learn how to tolerate other people. By doing so they are more prepared to deal with and tolerate difficult people and inconvenient occurrences outside their sport and later on in life. In addition to that, sports teach how to work with others in order to achieve a common goal. Sports show how to use people’s strengths to synergize and accomplish something as a group. Another life skill learned through sports participation is motivation. Some days a team needs to put just a little kick in its step. As a teammate, a person cannot say just anything. They must say something with a constructive and positive tone in order to motivate

LETTERS Insulting to taxpayers and to faithful Editor: The March 31 article “Controversy Swirls Around Pastor” belabors the obvious and ignores the point. The obvious: when economic pressures reduce discretionary and disposal income, organizations and groups that depend on charitable giving and donations may have trouble paying their bills. The point: at a time when public/institutional employees, like police, fire and teachers are laid off or permanently released due to insufficient tax revenues, a tenant in rented space belonging to a school district

the group. The same thing would work if they were to be in a management or leadership position at work or in school. In more individual sports such as running, swimming or golf, students have to learn to motivate themselves. They must find something that makes them push a little harder and go a little longer so they can finish the race or win the match. They can use that something in everyday activities like washing dishes, finishing out a shift at work or completing that last problem of homework, because they know how to motivate themselves to get the job done. Most of the time when a person does not succeed, there is a reason. What makes them succeed the next time is if they found why they did not succeed the first and if they chose to act upon it. When someone loses a game, meet or match, there is always a

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who can’t make their rent should be evicted. It is particularly egregious that, in this case, a church and its school business was allowed to improve its cash flow position by an extraordinary delay in the collection process. How does the management of a local school district, an institution and facility that is created and sustained by taxpayer efforts, arrive at such a decision? The DA, the Grand Jury, or some other competent authority should investigate. Everyone who has had to tighten their belt and/or lost their employment, public and private, will see this

reason why. The more they know why, the better they can prepare for the next time. It may mean running harder at practice or going over something until they have it down. The same tactic can be applied to flunking a test or trying to increase profit margins at work. The more that a person masters problem finding and solving, the better they get at it and can use it in all areas. An individual can use the life skills they learn by playing sports, team or individual, anywhere they go. Sports and athletics are beneficial to young adults. They can learn to work with the people around them whether they like them or not. Sports help find ways to motivate others and motivate yourself. Sports also help teach ways to find and solve problems that can decrease the rate of one’s success. Overall, sports are a classroom that can improve a person in their careers, academics and people relations by the life skills taught.

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Concerned about e-mailings Editor: I’m concerned that the coalition group that continues to disrupt our DBPOA may have crossed the line to acquire our e-mail addresses for their recent mass e-mail. Where did they get their list? I certainly hope it wasn’t taken from the current management company, since we gave them our e-mails for DBPOA business only. I have asked but get no response from the coalition. Danette Jolly Discovery Bay

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A sampling of recent law enforcement activity reported by East County police departments. BRENTWOOD March 23, 5:02 p.m A resident of Hanson Lane found a green leafy substance in a small container near the storm drain in front of her house. March 25, 9:47 a.m. An unidentified driver struck a garbage can and mailbox on St. Regis Avenue. March 25, 11:30 a.m. An unidentified person used the credit card account information of a resident of Chaparral Drive to make purchases in South Carolina. March 25, 7:45 p.m. On Lawrence Lane, an unidentified person wielding a shotgun stole a purse and fled in a vehicle. March 25, 8:30 p.m. On Lone Tree Way, a subject found to be intoxicated and on court probation was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. March 26, 2:14 a.m. On Sand Creek Road at Business Center Drive, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to be driving without a license. March 26, 9:21 a.m. A citizen turned over ammunition for destruction at police headquarters. March 26, 11:05 a.m. On Lone Tree Way at Empire Road, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to be driving on a suspended license. The vehicle also displayed registration expired for more than six months. March 26, 2:26 p.m. An unidentified person stole a vehicle from a parking lot on Central Boulevard. March 26, 4:18 p.m. A subject who battered another subject during a family dispute on Lone Tree Way was placed under citizen’s arrest. March 26, 8:06 p.m. A subject attempting to detain a pair of shoplifters at a business on Balfour Road was battered by the shoplifters, who were apprehended, arrested and released on Juvenile Affidavits. March 27, 1:44 p.m. An unidentified person telephoned a resident of Roundhill Drive in violation of a court order. March 27, 2:05 p.m. A resident of Gracie Lane found an expended bullet on the driveway in front of his house.

March 27, 7:09 p.m. A leaking gas line caused an explosion and severe damage to a residence on Caddie Lane. March 28, 8:40-8:58 a.m. An unidentified person stole copper wire from city streetlamps on Apricot Way and San Jose Avenue. March 28, 9:45 a.m. An unidentified person entered the backyard of a residence on Broderick Lane and stole a lawn mower and rototiller. March 28, 4:52 p.m. An unidentified person broke into a residence on Mills Drive through an unlocked sliding glass door and stole electronic equipment and jewelry. March 28, 4:57 p.m. An unidentified person stole two air compressors and a generator from a construction site on Chardonnay Lane. March 28, 5:46 p.m. On Fairview Avenue at San Jose Avenue, a driver who struck the rear of another vehicle was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and released for medical evaluation at a local hospital. March 28, 9:11 p.m. An unidentified person used counterfeit currency to make a purchase at a business on Lone Tree Way. March 29, 5:27 p.m. A subject caught stealing a candle and candy from a business on Balfour Road was arrested and released on a Promise To Appear. March 29, 8:36 p.m. A subject contacted on Lone Tree Way was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest and be out of compliance with his registration as a sex offender. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. March 29, 11:52 p.m. On Sand Creek Road at Brentwood Boulevard, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to be driving on a license suspended for DUI. He was arrested and released on a Promise To Appear. March 30, 6:14 a.m. An unidentified person smashed the passenger window of a vehicle parked on Empire Court and made an unsuccessful attempt to remove the vehicle’s stereo system. March 31, 1:48 a.m. A subject contacted in front of his residence on Outrigger Circle admitted he was a possible drunk driver. The subject became combative, and a short struggle ensued before he was taken into cus-

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March 23, 5:02 p.m. tody and booked at the Martinez Detention Facility. March 31, 2:56 a.m. On Village Drive, a subject found in possession of a butterfly knife and discovered to be on probation was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. March 31, 11:15 a.m. Mail was stolen from a mailbox at a residence on Canyonwood Drive. March 31, 12:15 p.m. A subject contacted on McClarren Road at Griffith Lane was found to be under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. March 31, 2:26 p.m. A resident of Larkspur Lane observed three unidentified subjects run out of a nearby yard. It was later discovered that the subjects had forced entry into the residence and stolen a computer and camera. To view the Brentwood Police Department’s public logs on the city’s Web site, visit www.ci.brentwood.ca.us/department/ pd/reports/index.cfm. ANTIOCH April 4, 4:07 and 9 p.m. The Antioch Police Department is currently investigating two unrelated shootings that occurred on Sycamore Drive. The first occurred at 4:07 p.m. in the 1500 block of Sycamore. Officers responded to the report of a major altercation and shots fired. Upon arrival, officers found a 24-year-old male Antioch resident suffering from a single gunshot wound to his leg. The victim reported that the shots were fired from a small, black car by an unknown assailant. The victim was treated at a local hospital and is expected to survive. The second shooting occurred at 9 p.m. in the 1700 block of Sycamore. Officers responded to the report of several subjects shooting at each other. Upon arrival, officers found a 19-year-old male Antioch resident suffering from a gunshot wound to his face. The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was placed in a medically induced coma. Despite the threat of paralysis from the chest down, he is expected to survive. Officers on scene found casings from several types of weapons. Several cars and buildings were hit by stray bullets, but no other victims were located. The shooting appears to be gang related.

OAKLEY March 21 – A business on the 2000 block of Main Street was burglarized. March 21 – A subject was found in possession of an unlawful weapon on the 300 block of West Cypress Road. March 22 – Credit card fraud was reported on the 200 block of Horizon Court. March 22 – Petty theft from a vehicle was reported on the 500 block of Hacienda Drive. March 23 – The sale of narcotics was reported on the 800 block of Chianti Way. March 23 – On West Cypress Road at Ponderosa Way, a subject was found in violation of probation. March 23 – Incidents of battery were reported on the 5100 block of Live Oak Avenue and the 500 block of Third Street. March 23 – On the 5300 block of Live Oak Avenue, a subject was arrested for receipt of stolen property. March 24 – Vehicles were stolen on the 500 block of Norcross Lane and the 4700 block of Big Bear Road. March 24 – Incidents of domestic violence were reported on the 4700 block of Big Bear Road and the 5400 block of Live Oak Road. March 24 – On the 800 block of Chianti Way, a subject was arrested for public intoxication. March 25 – Arrest warrants were issued on the 900 block of Almond Drive, the 200 block of Oak View Lane and the 100 block of Francisco Villa Drive. March 25 – A vehicle parked on the 4800 block of Carrington Drive was burglarized. March 25 – Illegal entry was reported on the 200 block of Hibiscus Way. March 26 – A subject was found in possession of drug paraphernalia on Gamay Drive at Teakwood Drive. March 26 – A vehicle accident with property damage occurred on Laurel Road at O’Hara Avenue. March 26 – A subject was caught shoplifting at a business on the 2500 block of Main Street. March 26 – Vandalism was reported on the 100 block of Francisco Villa Drive. March 27 – On West Cypress Road at Waterford Way and on West Cypress Road at Rose Avenue, subjects were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

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Tri Delta Four score and 15 – still rolling Challenge From April 25 through May 20, Tri Delta Transit and 511 Contra Costa will provide free bus tickets to commuters not currently using Tri Delta Transit to get to work. The free tickets will cover one roundtrip per week for four weeks on fixed-route buses. Participants in the Try Transit Once a Week Challenge will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win prizes, including an Apple iPad. Other prizes include gift cards and transit passes. Tickets for this program are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis from all qualified registrants. Limit one participant per household. Not valid on Dial-a-Ride or Delta Express. The registration deadline is Monday, April 18. To download the registration form, visit www.trideltatransit.com/challenge. For more information, call 925754-6622.

At 95 years of age, Elwood Davis is the eldest bowler in the Brentwood area. He still bowls every Monday morning at Harvest Park Bowl with the SIR (Sons In Retirement) bowling league. This longtime Discovery Bay resident moved here from Castro Valley with his late wife, Jean Davis, in 1975 in order to have a place to “park” their 40-foot houseboat and be ready for retirement. Elwood was born in Oakland on April 8, 1916. He spent his entire career at the Friden Calculator Co. (later Friden-Singer), where he was superintendent of manufacturing of Friden postal equipment. Jean retired from the Hayward Unified School District. As in Castro Valley, they were soon involved in many aspects of Discovery Bay’s early days. On one of their first Christmases after moving here, Elwood and Jean decorated their houseboat with lights, sleigh, reindeers, Santa and a Christmas tree, and took a tour around Discovery Bay’s waterways playing Christmas music. Little did they know that their effort would inspire Discovery Bay’s annual lighted boat Christmas parade, inaugurated the very next year. Elwood’s casual interest in boating was enough to get him involved with friends in founding the Discovery Bay Yacht Club, and he served as one of the first commodores. For many years, Elwood and Jean could be found playing bridge, tennis, or golf. Elwood had met Jean on a tennis court just after he graduated from Oakland High

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Elwood Davis, 95, is still striking fear in the hearts of bowling pins once a week in the Discovery Bay SIR bowling league. School. They played golf and bridge regularly since the early years of their marriage, and almost always took their clubs with them on vacations. When Hoffman completed building the Discovery Bay golf course, he invited Elwood and Jean to tee up and drive the christening ball down the fairway. If Elwood wasn’t playing bridge, tennis or golf, he was probably making something, fixing something or fishing. Gradually, ten-

nis, golf and fishing were discontinued. Elwood still plays bridge one Saturday a month with longtime friends and looks forward to his Monday morning bowling with relish. Maybe this Monday he’ll better the 195 that he bowled just before his 94th birthday. Happy birthday, Elwood – and many more! – Contributed by Jim Davis

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Panthers a growing force in the pool by Michael Dixon Correspondent Antioch High fields a team of only 18 swimmers and two divers, leaving the Panthers significantly short-handed against league rivals. Defending Bay Valley Athletic League champion Heritage, by contrast, fields a swimming and diving team of 100 athletes. Although the Antioch team is smaller than its league rivals, it has nearly doubled in size since swim coach Keri Miles’ first year with the program. The squad practices and swims at the upscale facilities of Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, but LMC’s distance from the Antioch campus effectively shortens the swim team’s practice time. Miles’ goal is to grow the program to where the school will renovate the on-campus facility. “It’s a little hard in that we have to get ourselves over here, whether by carpool or the kids driving themselves. It’s in Pittsburg, not Antioch,” Miles said. “It’s a disadvantage all-around. But this is better than it’s been the last four years.”

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Antioch diver Amelia Taylor is one of the few seniors on the Panthers’ roster. The team hopes to enjoy success in the Bay Valley Athletic League this season. The Panthers have the pieces in place to build the team beyond 2011. Freshman Eric Nooteboom is on a competitive swimming team for the first time in his

life yet swims his best race, the 50-yard freestyle, in 25.12 seconds. Junior Tanner Fuhrmann has been swimming with Miles all three years. He has dropped five

seconds in the 100-yard freestyle since last season. For the girls, Miles identifies sophomore Shannon McMillan, who specializes in the breaststroke, as a standout performer. While her specialty is the breaststroke, McMillan is improving in the freestyle and excels when racing against strong swimmers. Between the boys and girls, Antioch will lose only girls swimmers Evan Kovalick and Emily Marzolf to graduation. Both have been a part of the Panthers swim team for two of their three previous years, and both see improvements from when they were underclassmen. “I think we’re doing well,” Marzolf said. “Automatically, we have the disadvantage at numbers. But we are a really strong team.” The Panthers’ shorthandedness makes winning meets nearly impossible. Even when they field the fastest swimmer in a given meet, their opponent will make see Growing page 21A

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Deer Valley top singles player Abid Ahmad returns a shot during Tuesday’s emotional win over Heritage.

Wolverines keep cool by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer In a heated matchup between two undefeated boys tennis teams in the Bay Valley Athletic League, it was coolheaded and steady-handed Deer Valley that came out on top over Heritage.

Playing on their home court, the Wolverines claimed a 7-2 victory over the Patriots on Tuesday afternoon. The win advanced Deer Valley’s record to 100 (5-0 BVAL); Heritage, its roster loaded with seniors, is now 11-1 (4-1 BVAL). see Cool page 21A

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lexo Tonso, left, and Kylin Gentry of the Antioch Little League Grenades Majors team share a laugh near the scoreboard during Saturday’s dedication of the new fields. O.C. Jones and Sons’ nonprofit TLC for Kids Sports recently renovated Antioch Little League’s fields, allowing for greater accessibility. For the full story, go to page 22A.

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New fields, new life for Antioch Little League by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer

A call to sports radio station KNBR helped Antioch Little League refresh its fields and made it easier for special-needs athletes to get in the game. Antioch Little League Vice President Dennis Felix was listening to KNBR back in October when he heard a commercial for a program called TLC for Kids Sports, which offered a contest to renovate a Bay Area youth sports field. Felix, knowing that the areas around the fields were in poor shape, figured he’d at least take a shot. Much to Felix’s surprise, Antioch Little League’s fields at 10th and O streets were chosen. The organization, in conjunction with TLC for Kids Sports, held a ceremony before opening day on Saturday, showing off the new facilities. About a hundred Little Leaguers dressed to the nines, as well as parents and coaches, welcomed the improvements. “It was getting unsafe for our families to walk around the complex and it made it harder for our Challenger families to maneuver around,” Felix said. “When we heard it and found out that we were the winners, it left me speechless. We knew we were going to be able to create a better place for everybody.” The changes, courtesy of the Berkeleybased contractor O.C. Jones & Sons, as well

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Antioch Little League Vice President Dennis Felix talks to the crowd of players, coaches and parents on Opening Day. as a bevy of sponsors, included a complete repaving around the complex, new dugouts, backstops and bullpens, better bathrooms, a fresh coat of paint and two picnic areas. Work started in mid-February and finished in late March.

This is the second such project for TLC for Kids Sports, which has also renovated the Eastridge Little League field in San Jose. Felix noted the repaving was necessary for its Challenger League, a group of about 40 young special-needs athletes. Parents said

Shorthanded Blast sweeps Manteca The Lady Blast 12U 98 team continued its winning ways last weekend in Manteca. In Saturday’s pool games, the Blast fielded only eight players due to illness. Minus one outfielder, the Blast was victorious in all three games by scores of 9-1, 11-5 and 2-1. Strong pitching by Madison Jackson, Michaela Foisy, Kit Kat Skym and Maekayla Martin augmented by five hits each by Foisy and Jackson plus a clutch two-run double by Taylor Munson contributed to the 3-0 Saturday win. Sunday’s first game was a come-frombehind triumph featuring a two-run, gametying double by Annie Lyons. Munson drove in the winning run after a Skym walk and Jackson single. Blast players found themselves behind 3-2 in the fifth inning of the final game. A single by Jackson, two stolen bases by Skym and a Sacrifice fly by Lyons tied the score. The Blast put the game away

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fought an illness all day Saturday to enable the Blast to play, and Kennedy George, who played a fantastic left field despite a severely twisted ankle and delivered a clutch single in the finale. – Contributed by Mike Foisy

it was difficult for players in wheelchairs to get around. Maria Pettit, mother of 17-year-old Dillon Pettit, a member of the Challenger A’s, was in awe of the new benches in the dugout and the greater accessibility. “It’s wonderful for our community; we needed the help,” Maria said. “We have grass, it’s painted beautiful and there’s a place for us parents to sit and watch our kids.” The ceremony was loaded with fanfare and led by KNBR morning show host Brian Murphy. Special guests included former San Francisco 49ers tight end Brent Jones, the vice president of TLC for Kids Sports, and Vicky Galindo, a member of the U.S. softball team that took the silver medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Both motivated the young players with warm memories of their Little League experiences. Tom Menasco, founder of Antioch Sports Legends, talked about how much Antioch Little League has meant to the city, mentioning Gene “Butch” Rounsaville, the first local Little Leaguer to make it to the majors, and Aaron Miles, now an infielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The improvements also put a smile on the face of Ryan Mohammed, who plays for the Braves Minors team. “It’s pretty awesome,” he said. “It’s a big difference.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND AVAILABILITY OF A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on May 3, 2011, hold a public hearing to consider the following: A General Plan Amendment (GPA 08-001) to change the General Plan land use designation from Existing School to Low Density Residential, a Rezone (RZ 08-003) to expand Subarea D of Planned Development No. 35 (PD-35) to include the project site into an existing zoning subarea, and a Conditional Use Permit (CUP 08-009) allowing Cornerstone Fellowship to use the property in an office and classroom capacity, including the removal of several existing portable buildings on the site, the addition of a temporary parking lot, landscaping and other related improvements located at 6651 Lone Tree Way (APNs 019-050-013, 019-050-025, 019-050-039, 019-050-040 & 019-050-112). A Mitigated Negative Declaration has been prepared for this project pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act, to assess potential environmental impacts. The draft Mitigated Negative Declaration and accompanying initial study are available for public review and comment in the Community Development Department for 20 days beginning on April 13, 2011 and ending on May 3, 2011. The deadline for submission of written comments ends at 5:00 pm on May 3, 2011. Applicant: Cornerstone Fellowship Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 101B Sand Creek Road, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Assistant Planner Tim Nielsen [(925) 516-5151 or tnielsen@ci.brentwood.ca.us] in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 118 Oak Street, Brentwood, California 94513. Before any court challenge of Planning Commission decisions, you are required to appeal the decision to the City Council no later than the time period provided under the City’s Municipal Code. In addition you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: 4/8/11

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Falcons cheer repeats – everything a coach hopes for in a team.” Varsity cheer members include Jamie Carr, Tariah Cheney, Kelsey Ertmer, Giannina Favalora, Brianna Garcia, Haylee Garlock, Desiree Glynn, Tawni Hawley, Shelby Henriques, Hayley Hodges, Kirsten Hulsey, Journey Jost, Hannah Kline, Sasha Lahham, Alexandra Lauderdale, Julia Martinez, Rachel Ormsby, Marissa Perry, Kaitlin Ray, Brittney Regalado, Sara Sloan, Patrina Smart, Arianna Smith, Becky Stifter, Kendall Strelo, Kirsten Tan, Taryn Ternes, Alexa Torrano and Jazmine Zamora. Assistant coaches are Sarah Ahlf and Taylor Kollo. – Contributed by Leslie Runzler For video highlights, visit www.thepress.net.

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he 11U Delta Dawgs baseball team went undefeated in Peoria, Ariz. in the recent Spring Training II Tournament. The 11U team swept the competition and went undefeated against teams from Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and California, scoring 57 runs in five games while allowing only 14. In the championship game, the Dawgs destroyed the Rio Rico Dragons from Tucson, Ariz. By a score of 13-0. In the front row from left are Devin Jensen, Zac Heinz, Brandon Caldera, Jacob Jackson, Dylan Mathers and Oscar Murray; center row: Tommy Munson, Max Alers, Devin Walden and Eric Schrader; back row: coaches Paul Jackson, Mark Murray, Ron Jensen and Jim Mathers.

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Rails from page 1B If at first glance the Wine Train strikes you as an amusement ride for tourists, join the club. As one who doesn’t need to be railroaded into the veneration of Bacchus, I considered the Wine Train a potentially pleasant but existentially unnecessary feature of the Napa landscape – right up to the moment I stepped aboard. It didn’t take long to arrive at the glaringly obvious: the Wine Train is way too much fun to be monopolized by tourists. That the Wine Train team doesn’t miss a step is best demonstrated by my lone complaint about the trip: I couldn’t find anything significant to complain about. Having hung around food and wine in the fine-dining industry for a couple decades, and now as a journalist on constant lookout for muck to rake, I assumed the inevitable chinks in the Wine Train armor would give me something to carp about. So curmudgeons beware: the following is an exposé. But what’s getting exposed is embarrassingly upbeat. And in case you’re wondering – no, it wasn’t the alcohol. My Wine Train experience was underway long before I set foot on the platform. From the comfort of the phalanx of couches in the station’s main room, Leia and I were served an appetizer of inside info by wine educator Mike Delacy, who imparted facts about the geological marvel that is Napa Valley (boasting 120 soil types scattered throughout several microclimates) plus tips on maximizing our experience of wine – tips we more than dutifully observed while swirling, sniffing and sipping the real thing. Delacy’s bottom line: we should “simply feel good about ON THE COVER: Splendid cuisine and wine served in an elegant setting enhanced by panoramic vineyard vistas are standard rail fare aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train. Photo by Trenton McManus

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From his post in the dessert/wine tasting car, Wine Train educator Larry Dougherty pours a dessert wine to perfectly complement a grand-finale crème brûlée. having a glass of wine.” FEAST FOR THE EYES Our lunch train got rolling at 11:30 a.m. sharp, crept through downtown Napa and swept gently into the silver and black of bare vines counterpointed by the gold and violet of cover crops – some only 50 feet from my window in the Le Gourmet Express car. I’d driven the northerly route into the valley many times, low to the ground along the main drags of

Route 29 and Silverado Trail. Now, as a passenger perched high above the track bed, I seized the opportunity to savor the scenery. Fog laced the pine-spiked hills behind Dominus and Cosentino wineries. Below, a sea of vine rows in uniform waves lapped the shores of archipelagos of architecture enclosing presses, tanks, crushers and barrels. The Wine Train’s interior is a study in the opulence of late 19th-century luxury

rail. Our dining car was paneled in Honduran mahogany accented with brass. The deep gold of velveteen curtains and valences framed the windows. We sank into embroidered armchairs at a table dressed in white linen and topped with a white-shaded, silver lamp and silver vase embellished with long-stemmed flowers. Behind my chair rose a glass partition see Rails page 3B

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The Napa Valley Wine Train’s reputation as a fun, unstuffy spot to hold a celebration is confirmed by the delightfully undignified hat worn by the birthday girl du jour. the wine list as sauvignon blanc, but in fact an intriguing mélange of white varietals marked by tones of apricot and cinnamon; elegantly unacidic. PEOPLE PLEASERS All this gustatory gratification would fall flat without the Wine Train’s superb staff. When our server, Rebecca Narvaez,

was done clearing lunch from the linen, she led me on an impromptu tour of the other cars – a nice supplement to the reconnoiter that Marketing Assistant Savannah Mattfield had conducted before the train got underway. Wine Train passengers are lucky that “train legs” take less time to acquire than the proverbial

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“sea legs.” The Wine Train’s subtle rocking motion takes a few minutes to adapt to – especially with a little alcohol in your bloodstream. (Women running the Wine Train gauntlet in 4-inch spikes ought to win some sort of door prize.) Inspired by the sight of servers floating down the aisle balancing top-heavy champagne flutes on their trays without breaking a sweat – or a flute – I set out with Rebecca past the train’s 83-foot open main kitchen to grab a view from the glass bubble atop the Vista Dome Car. We wended our way back through the Silverado Car, a place of casual à la carte dining, to the dessert/wine tasting Zinfandel Car. There’s where we met Darcy Nelson, who helped us navigate a course through chocolate cake and crème brûlée – a thankless chore – as we further unwound on the plush swivel chairs lining the car’s east window. Also working the Zinfandel Car was Wine Train educator Larry Dougherty. Those put off by the raised eyebrow and arcane lingo of the stereotypical winetasting authority (“Hmmm … it’s a coquettish little Carignan; I find its impertinence amusing”) will appreciate Larry’s soft-spoken and unpretentious guidance. Napa Valley, just a sliver of territory on the map of California, boasts wall-to-wall wineries, and Larry helped us grasp not merely the cartographic territory but the goût de terroir: the flavor of Napa’s soil and climate expressed in liquid form. see Rails page 4B

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etched in a floral pattern that echoed the era of Samuel Brannan, whose millions funded the building of the original Napa rail line in 1864. I was being transported not merely in space but in time. GETTING TASTEBUDS ON TRACK Among the Express Lunch delectables whipped up for us by Executive Chef Kelly Macdonald’s kitchen crew were a baby lettuce salad flecked with candied walnuts and smoked goat cheese, dressed with a honey cider vinaigrette, plus a velvety potato leek soup that chased the morning chill. For my main course I went oceanic: salmon garnished with local caviar and decked out with a crown of hash browns bracketed by baby carrots and an orange beurre blanc that synched with the salmon and deftly cut any bitterness lingering in the bed of kale. Also on the main course lineup were Beef Tenderloin, Achiote Pork Tenderloin, Sweet Pea Ravioli and Alaskan Halibut. It was tempting to order everything and ask the staff to box up what we couldn’t finish. (Not enough hours in the day; not enough stomachs in the digestive tract.) Maître d’ Donna Clark stopped by for a minute to shoot the breeze, make sure all was ship-shape at our table, and convey our compliments to the kitchen. All menu offerings include suggested wine pairings. I teamed my soup with a creamily textured Miner Viognier circulating a rumor of passionfruit. I hauled my salmon aboard with a Caymus Conundrum, classified for convenience on

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A master of imparting insight while keeping you in your comfort zone, Larry arranged a rendezvous with some new friends, including a Terra Valentine Spring Mountain Cabernet exuding cedar and dark chocolate in the nose – perfect with my dessert. The vanilla in Leia’s classic crème brûlée was an eHarmony.com customer in search of a soul mate, and the Hill Family Estates Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc’s adroit fusion of melon and peach was a matchmaker’s wet dream. The common denominator of these disparate pours: moderate price and excellent value. Hey it doesn’t take a Robert Parker to figure out that a ’61 Lafite is a good bottle of juice. But what are the prime picks in the price range of the proletariat? Larry can pop that cork with ease and grace. The Dessert/Wine Tasting car was further enhanced when server Michell Russ dropped by. Back in the dining car I’d eavesdropped on her lively insider commentary on an intriguing facet of Napa Valley: the history and interrelations of winegrower families. Call it the wine skinny on the area’s godfathers and godmothers. It was fun peppering Michell with questions only a veteran of the Napa scene could answer. And the answers? I wouldn’t dream of spoiling the fun. You can ask Michell in person. VERDICT ON THE VOYAGE Those wishing to get their tickets punched for more elaborate excursions can take advantage of the Wine Train’s stopovers at wineries such as Grgich Hills and

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were more bullish on technology stock performance in 2011 than their counterparts in the rest of the country. Forty-two percent of Westerners indicated that they are optimistic about investing in technology this year. “Our research of gold’s performance since 1970 indicates that gold tends to fall as quickly as it rises, and over longer-term periods, it fails to match the performance of stocks as represented by the S&P 500,� Warne said. “Meanwhile, our research also shows that gold tends to be more volatile than the S&P 500,� Warne added, pointing out that since 1970, Edward Jones found that 35 percent of the 10-year periods measured resulted in a loss for an investment in gold, compared to a mere 6 percent for the S&P 500.

Optimism about gold’s performance was higher among respondents with lower incomes. Of those polled in the lowest income bracket (respondents whose income was less than $35,000 per annum), 37 percent indicated they believe gold would do best in 2011, whereas only 25 percent of those in the highest bracket (respondents whose income exceeded $100,000 per year) expressed the same sentiment. Americans are still uncertain about the performance of blue chip stocks, as only 10 percent believed those stocks will perform the best this year. Similarly, real estate stocks scored low, as only 9 percent thought those investments would outperform other asset classes. However, respondents in the Northeast showed more optimism than their peers around the country, 14 percent indicating they expect real estate stocks to surpass other investments. The study of 1,019 respondents, conducted by Opinion Research Corporation on behalf of Edward Jones, revealed that household income and size influenced Americans’ choice of stocks. For more information about Edward Jones in the Brentwood area, call Jennifer Jost (100 Cortona Way) at 925- 240-7257, or Lisa D Ferrante (201 Sand Creek Road, Unit D) at 925-516-1821.

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The City of Brentwood recently held its first graduation ceremony recognizing the endeavors of 11 entrepreneurial students. For the past 12 weeks, these students participated in the city’s intense management training class for new and existing businesses. Taught by Jeffrey G. Hall, the class has provided each student with skills to further their business goals. The program is part of the city’s Economic Development focus to attract, retain and grow businesses. The graduates are Kim Marchese – Healing Hands, Canine Massage Therapy; Patti Caveney – eSocial Grace; Jeanne Winding – Jeanne & Jane’s Brittles & Confections; David and Rosemary Wood – DREW AdminBook Services, Inc.; Gabriella Flores-Patino and Jose M. Patino – Pristine Fine Carpet Cleaning & Stone Preservation; Raymond J. Sweeney – R.J. Sweeney’s Custom Painting, A Veteran Owned Enterprise; Janelle and Kevin Johnson – Johnson Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.; Olubukola Oisaghie – Taste Buds Catering; Joy Benson – West Coast Signing & Document Services; Dynese Mouzakis Hess – The Skin Liaison; and Carole Cruz – Ralph & Carole Cruz, Inc. (FedEx Ground Contractor).

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As Americans move past the economic downturn and begin considering plans for investing in the coming year, many believe that technology stocks and gold will set the pace for 2011. In a recent survey from financial services firm Edward Jones, 36 percent of Americans said they believe technology stocks will perform best in 2011. Gold followed close behind, as 31 percent of Americans bet on its positive performance in 2011. “While Americans believe that technology stocks and gold will perform the best this year, it’s important that they keep a diversified and balanced portfolio despite their predictions,� said Kate Warne, investment strategist at Edward Jones. “What seems likely to perform best at the beginning of the year may stumble. Unpredictable events highlight the need for broad diversification.� Gender seemed to influence this sentiment, as 40 percent of female respondents indicated they expect technology stocks to perform best, while 37 percent of male respondents indicated they believe gold will be the winner this year. Age was also a factor, as almost half of Americans (47 percent) between the ages of 18 and 34 were considerably more optimistic about technology stocks than those in older age brackets. Geographically, respondents in the West indicated they

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In the early morning hours of March 26, Joseph Cambra, 84, passed away peacefully in his home in Brentwood. Born in Santa Ana to Jordão Cambra and Maria Gloria Toste Cambra on July 31, 1926, Joseph was the beloved husband of Barbara Russell-Cambra of Brentwood; cherished father (and father-in-law) of Fatima Carapinha (Jaime) of Aromas, Calif., Joseph M. Cambra (Fernanda) of Newark, Patricia Salas (Luis) of Sunnyvale, and Jeanette Anders (Ken) of San Francisco; stepfather of Brent Russell (Sue) of Petaluma; proud grandfather of 13 children and great-grandfather of three; brother of Mary Risso of Manteca and John Cambra of San Jose; uncle and friend to many. He was preceded in

death by his parents and his brothers, Frank Cambra of Los Banos and Anthony Cambra of Fremont. Joseph was known and loved by his family, friends and colleagues for his wonderful sense of humor, honesty, integrity, thoughtfulness and reliability. He enjoyed reading nonfiction, tinkering in his tool shed, listening to country music and watching his San Francisco 49ers. Prior to retiring in 1992, he faithfully served the Newark Unified School District for 23 years and Leslie Salt for eight years. He will be sorely missed. Services were held through Fremont Chapel of the Roses. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Joseph’s name to Vitas Hospice Charitable Fund, 365 Lennon Lane, Suite 140, Walnut Creek, CA 94598.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File # 0002148-00 The name of the business (es): J C Livestock Located at: 4175 Briones Valley Rd In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Joseph J Calleja 4175 Briones Valley RD Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1994. Signature of registrant: Joseph J Calleja This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 3/24/- 2011 By Lisa Woods, Deputy Expires 3/24/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #001549-00 The name of the business (es): Rolden, Inc Located at: 20 Laurie Drive In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513. Is hereby registered by the following owner(s):Rolden, Inc. 20 Laurie Drive Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/2000. Signature of registrant: Deffie D. Warren CEO (AKA) Debbie D. MartinezThis statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 3/3/11 By R. Ramirez, Deputy Expires 3/3/16 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001388-00 The name of the business (es): J.C. Painting Located at: 15 Carlyle Court In: Danville, CA 94506 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): John Clouse, 15 Carlyle Court, Danville, CA 94506. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 2/25/11. Signature of registrant: John Clouse This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 25, 2011 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: February 25, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 0002237-00 The name of the business (es): Miyah’s Clothing Located at: 4048 Montgomery Hill Dr In: Antioch, CA, 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Albert Jackson 4048 Montgomery Hill Drive, Antioch, CA 94531. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 3/28/2011. Signature of registrant: Albert Jackson This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 3/28/2011 By Lisa Woods, Deputy Expires 3/28/- 16 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001989-00 The name of the business (es): King Cobra Tattoo Located at: 3420 Main Street In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Shelby Scott Lozano, 200 Merlot Lane, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Shelby Lozano This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 18, 2011 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: March 18, 2016 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 0002339-00 The name of the business (es): ShieldThis Located at: 18 Red Barn Court In: Oakley, CA, 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Benjamin Markham 18 Red Barn Court, Oakely, CA, 94561. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Benjamin Markham. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 4/1/2011 By Lisa Woods, Deputy Expires 4/1/16 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: March 16, 2011 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: PARADISE SKATE INC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 1201 W. 10TH STREET CONTRA COSTA FAIRGROUNDS ANTIOCH, CA 94509-1406 Type of license(s) Applied for: 41-On-Sale Beer and WineEating Place Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Date(s): April 1, 8, 15, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #0002239-00 The name of the business (es): Ms. Teri’s Play-nLearn Preschool & Daycare Located at:26 Renoir Court In: Oakley, Ca, 94561. Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Teresa Renee Berry 26 Renoir Court Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Teri Berry This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 3/28/11 By Lisa Woods, Deputy Expires 3/28/16 Brentwood Press No. 03-0477 Publish: April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001880-00 The name of the business (es): Delta Moving Supplies; Brentwood Uhaul Located at: 2995 Taylor Road In: Byron, CA 94514 Mailing: 300 Balfour Road, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Miaja McCauley, 50 Worrell Road, Antioch, CA 94509 This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Miaja McCauley This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 15, 2011 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: March 15, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001442-00 The name of the business (es): BIRRIERIA DIAZ Located at: 7876 BRENTWOOD BOULEVARD In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): ALFREDO DIAZ AND ALICIA DIAZ, 6150 BYRON HOT SPRINGS ROAD BYRON, CA 94514. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A Signature of registrant: Alfredo Diaz, 2/25/11 This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 28, 2011 By: Vera Mitchell, Deputy Expires: February 28, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 0002187-00 The name of the business (es): ExceedCare Group Located at: 2055 Huntington Court In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Mailing: 2055 Huntington Court, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jemilee Duco 2055 Huntington Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 3/25/- 2011. Signature of registrant: Jemilee Duco This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 3/25/2011 By J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires 3/25/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001831-00 The name of the business (es): MICHE OF BRENTWOOD Located at: 1676 ALBANI PLACE In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): CORE COMPETENCIES INC., 2950 BUSKIRK AVENUE, SUITE 300, WALNUT CREEK, CA 94597. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: JUANITA CARLISLE This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 14, 2011 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: March 14, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 0002271-00 The name of the business (es): AB Security Consultants Located at: 3995 Oakley Road In: Antioch, CA, 94509, Mailing: P.O. Box 787, Antioch, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Anthony Bustillos, 3995 Oakley Road, Antioch, CA, 94509. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 3/29/11. Signature of registrant: Anthony Bustillos This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 3/29/2011 By R. Ramirez, Deputy Expires 3/29/16 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001562-00 The name of the business (es): Gourmet Pasta Express Located at: 3811 Railroad Avenue In: Pittsburg, CA 94565 Mailing: 1341 White Rock Way, Antioch, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s):Ana Longoria, 1341 White Rock Way, Antioch, CA 94531. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 3/2/11. Signature of registrant: Ana Longoria This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 3, 2011 By: Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires: March 3, 2016 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Charles Alvin Dawson, 5433K Clayton Road, #122, Clayton, CA 94517 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Charles Alvin Dawson FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-0410 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Charles Alvin Dawson filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Charles Alvin Dawson to Proposed Name: C. Rico Dawson-Velez 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 5/26/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same

as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: March 4, 2011 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001821-00 The name of the business (es): VineCult Located at: 419 Del Monte Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Robert Stephen Strohmeyer, 419 Del Monte Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Robert S. Strohmeyer This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 14, 2011 By: L. Barajas, Deputy Expires: March 14, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 25, April 1, 8,15, 2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: March 19, 2011 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: PATRICIA PAT VANNASY The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 5019 LONE TREE WAY C & D ANTIOCH, CA 94531-8693 Type of license(s) Applied for: 41-On-Sale Beer and Wine- Eating Place Antioch No. 06-1617 Publish Date(s): April 1, 8, 15, 2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: February 28, 2011 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: VIVIAN JIH FAN WU The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 14870 HIGHWAY 4 SUITE E DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94505 Type of license(s) Applied for: 41-On-Sale Beer and Wine- Eating Place Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date(s): March 18, 25, April 1, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 0001816-00 The name of the business (es): Bernice’s Pet and Home Care Located at: 5031 Jersey Island Road In: Oakley, CA, 94561, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Bernice M. F. Hoft 5031 Jersey Island Road, Oakley, CA, 94561. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 3/3/2011. Signature of registrant: Bernice M. F. Hoft This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 03/14/2011 By L. Derrick, Deputy Expires 03/14/16 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001958-00 The name of the business (es): Natural 20; Natural Twenty Located at: 3721 Dimaggio Way In: Antioch, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jason A. McBurney, 3721 Dimaggio Way, Antioch, CA 94509. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Jason McBurney This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 17, 2011 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: March 17, 2016 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: March 25, April 1, 8, 15 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001514-00 The name of the business (es): Everyday Health + Wellness Located at: 181 Carol Lane In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Darlene Alisa Overset, 181 Carol Lane, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 3/2/11. Signature of registrant: Darlene Overzet This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 2, 2011 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: March 2, 2016 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001657-00 The name of the business (es): Rick’s Repair On Main Located at: 3780 Main Street, #C In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Richard E. Mehan, 1439 Forest Court, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Richard E. Mehan This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on:March 7, 2011 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: March 7, 2016 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Eighi Hisatake Butts, 14 Pluto Court, Pittsburg, CA 94565 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Eighi Hisatake Butts FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-0374TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Eighi Hisatake Butts filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows:

Present Name: a. Eighi Hisatake Butts to Proposed Name: Eighi Hisatake III 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 5/24/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: March 7, 2011 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1312086-02 APN: 010- 480-0446 TRA: 10-001 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx7331 REF: Brechter, Clay E IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED August 05, 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. On April 28, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded August 10, 2005, as Inst. No. 2005-0298599-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Clay E Brechter, An Unmarried 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 At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, 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 purported to be: 104 Heritage Way Brentwood CA 945136230 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: $396,347.94. 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. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: April 05, 2011. (R-373933 04/08/11, 04/15/- 11, 04/22/11) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 8, 15, 22, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No: H521885 CA Unit Code: H Loan No: 0022083604/- FERNANDO Investor No: 581011428 AP #1: 056-090-001 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier’s, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: DIOMEDES FERNANDO, ANGELI FERNANDO Recorded August 4, 2006 as Instr. No. 2006- 0247053 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded December 30, 2010 as Instr. No. 2010-297600 in Book -- - Page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED JULY 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. 4800 PINEVIEW WAY, ANTIOCH, CA 94531 “(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness).” Said Sale of property will be made in “as is” condition without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title pos-

session, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest as in said note provided, advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. Said sale will be held on: APRIL 21, 2011, AT 1:30 P.M. *AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) MARTINEZ, CA At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $472,028.60. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. 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 monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: March 25, 2011 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC. as said Trustee, as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary KIMBERLY THORNE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 1820 E. FIRST ST., SUITE 210, P.O. BOX 11988 SANTA ANA, CA 927111988 We are assisting the Beneficiary to collect a debt and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose whether received orally or in writing. If available, the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or you may access sales information at www.tacforeclosures.com. TAC# 931501 PUB: 04/01/11, 04/- 08/11, 04/15/11 Brentwood Press N0. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 2011

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 monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: March 15, 2011 T.D. SERVICE COMPANY as said Trustee, T.D. Service Company Agent for the Trustee and as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary LAURA MAIB, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 1820 E. FIRST ST., SUITE 210, P.O. BOX 11988 SANTA ANA, CA 92711- 1988 We are assisting the Beneficiary to collect a debt and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose whether received orally or in writing. If available, the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or you may access sales information at www.tacforeclosures.com. TAC# 931327 PUB: 03/25/11, 04/01/11, 04/08/11 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 25, April 1, 8, 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001711-00 The name of the business (es): Creative Plant Products Located at: 1582 Autumn Valley Way In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Cynthia N. Spencer, 1582 Autumn Valley Way, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Cynthia N. Spencer This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 9, 2011 By: L. Barajas, Deputy Expires: March 9, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002073-00 The name of the business (es): Double C Livestock Located at: 2224 Colonial Court In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Ronald C. Campiotti, 2224 Colonial Court, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Ronald Campiotti This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 22, 2011 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: March 22, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001765-00 The name of the business (es): T6 Technologies Located at: 612 Rainier Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jason Robert Smith, 612 Rainier Street, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Jason Robert Smith This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 10, 2011 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: March 10, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001642-00 The name of the business (es): D & D Quality Concrete Located at: 1314 Willowwood Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): D & D Quality Concrete, 1314 Willowwood Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: David W. MacDonald This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 7, 2011 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: March 7, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 11,18, 25, April 1, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 0002224-00 The name of the business (es): Country Baking Company Located at: 3127 Kirby Lane In: Walnut Creek, CA, 94598 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Erin Dogan Harrison 3127 Kirby Lane, Walnut Creek, CA, 94598. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 3/28/11. Signature of registrant: Erin Dogan Harrison This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 3/28/- 2011 By Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires 3/28/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 0002299-00 The name of the business (es): MDM Enterprise Located at: 222 Hanson Lane In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Micheal David Lazar 222 Hanson Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Mike Lazar This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 3/30/2011 By J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires 3/30/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001679-00 The name of the business (es): ELEMENT POWER SYSTEMS, INC. Located at: 847 HOLLOWBROOK DRIVE In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): ELEMENT POWER SYSTEMS, INC., 847 HOLLOWBROOK DRIVE, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 3/1/11. Signature of registrant: BRIAN ALLISON OWNER/PRESIDENT This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 8, 2011 By: Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires: March 8, 2016 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No: V520928 CA Unit Code: V Loan No: 9004782-02/- EDWARD M. AP #1: 033-271-065 T.D. SERVICE COMPANY, as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier’s, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: EDWARD M. MICKENS, TRUSTEE, THE EDWARD M. MICKENS TRUST, DATED JANUARY 23, 2007. Recorded May 7, 2008 as Instr. No. 2008-0100456-00 in Book --- Page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded December 14, 2010 as Instr. No. 2010-0282945 in Book --- Page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED MAY 1, 2008. 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. 1035 QUAIL VALLEY RUN, OAKLEY, CA 94561 “(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness).” Said Sale of property will be made in “as is” condition 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 as in said note provided, advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. Said sale will be held on: APRIL 14, 2011, AT 1:30 P.M. *AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) MARTINEZ, CA At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $161,896.00. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in Civil Code 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. If the Trustee is unable to convey title

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1246312-10 APN: 075- 540-004 TRA: 01002 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx2485 REF: Fadi, Abdul IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED May 16, 2008. 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 April 21, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded June 02, 2008, as Inst. No. 2008-0121506-00 in book Xxx, page Xxx of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Abdul Fadi, An Unmarried 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 At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, 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 purported to be: 5160 Cutler Ct Antioch CA 94531 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: $471,341.16. 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. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: March 21, 2011. (R-374789 04/01/11, 04/08/- 11, 04/15/11) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Joshua Fulk, 2566 Handel Way, Brentwood, CA 94513 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Joshua Fulk FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-0403 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Joshua Fulk filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Joshua Eric Fulk to Proposed Name: Joshua Eric Davis 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 5/17/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: March 16, 2011 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 2011

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0097011 Title Order No. 08-8354267 Investor/Insurer No. 125471882 APN No. 018-530- 014-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/27/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: RAFAEL AYALA AND PATRICIA AYALA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 01/27/2006 and recorded 02/09/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0042644-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 04/25/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 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: 1375 TIFFANY DR, BRENTWOOD, CA, 945135156. 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 $718,234.51. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/- 06/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3941464 03/25/2011, 04/- 01/2011, 04/08/2011 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: March 25, April 1, 8, 2011

SURFACE OF SAID LAND, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO EXPLORE FOR, REMOVE OR DISPOSE OF SUCH OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GAS, HYDROCARBON AND MINERALS, BUT WITH NO RIGHT (A) TO ENTER UPON OR USE THE SURFACE OF THE LAND, (B) TO USE SUCH RIGHT IN SUCH A MANNER AS TO DAMAGE THE SURFACE OR ANY IMPROVEMENTS CONSTRUCTED OR TO BE CONSTRUCTED ON THE LAND, OR (C) TO INTERFERE WITH THE USE OF THE LAND BY GRANTEE, ITS SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS, AND PROVIDED THAT ANY EXPLORATION OR REMOVAL ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED AT OR ABOVE THE SURFACE OF ANY OTHER LAND IN THE VICINITY OF THE PROPERTY SHALL NOT OCCUR WITHIN 100 FEET FROM THE LAND, AS RESERVED IN THE GRANT DEED EXECUTED BY JAMES R. LEWIS AND DOUGLAS A. LEWIS, SUCCESSOR CO-TRUSTEES OF ELIZABETH LEWIS LIVING TRUST DATED DECEMBER 8, 1992 AND ROBERT P. LEWIS AND VIRGINIA L. LEWIS, TRUSTEES OF THE ROBERT P. LEWIS AND VIRGINIA L. LEWIS 1986 TRUST AGREEMENT, CREATED OCTOBER 1, 1986, EACH AS TO AN UNDIVIDED ‘bd INTEREST, RECORDED AUGUST 13, 2004 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 2004314968 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS. ALSO EXCEPTING THEREFROM: ALL SUBSURFACE WATER RIGHTS BELOW 300 FEET AS RELINQUISHED TO THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD ON THE FILED MAP. PARCEL TWO: EASEMENT GRANTED TO PIH-L BRENTWOOD, LLC, IN THE INSTRUMENT RECORDED AUGUST 13, 2004, INSTRUMENT NO. 2004-314969, OFFICIAL RECORDS, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: AN EASEMENT FOR PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY ACCESS AND UTILITIES, OVER A PORTION OF THE PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN THE DEED TO ELBERT OLEN FRANKLIN, TRUSTEE, RECORDED DECEMBER 14, 1990, BOOK 16300, PAGE 785, OFFICIAL RECORDS, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWESTERN CORNER OF SAID PARCEL, THENCE ALONG THE WESTERN LINE OF SAID PARCEL, S 00∫36- 02’’ W, 552 63 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE LEAVING SAID WESTERN LINE, S 89∫23- 8’’ E, 93 85 FEET, THENCE N 00∫36- 02’’ E, 11 50 FEET, THENCE, S 89∫23- 58’’ E, 200 69 FEET TO THE WESTERN LINE OF OHARA AVENUE, THENCE ALONG SAID LAST WESTERN LINE, S 01∫10- 08’’ W, 70 00 FEET, THENCE LEAVING LAST SAID LINE, N 89∫23- 58’’ W, 200 00 FEET, THENCE, N 00∫36- 02’’ E, 11 50 FEET, THENCE, N 89∫23- 58’’ W, 93 85 FEET TO SAID WESTERN LINE OF SAID PARCEL, THENCE ALONG LAST SAID LINE, N 00∫36- 02’’ E, 47 00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $565,464.09 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1238 SHELDON DRIVE BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 APN Number: 018-550-002 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: 03- 25-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee REGINA CANTRELL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573- 1965 or www.priorityposting. com ASAP# 3951772 04/01/2011, 04/08/2011, 04/15/2011 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 2011

TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): PAUL MARCORELLE AND CARLEEN MARCORELLE, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 9/14/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0290519- 00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/- 18/2011 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $615,113.25 The purported property address is: 817 RIVIERA CT BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessor’s Parcel No. 019-610-030 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, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Aurora Loan Services LLC 10350 Park Meadows Dr. Littleton CO 80124 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . 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. Date: 3/24/2011 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3946529 03/- 25/2011, 04/01/2011, 04/08/2011 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: March 25, April 1, 8, 2011

caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap. com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 03/29/- 2011 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3952984 Brentwood Press Decree No. 02-1273 04/08/2011, 04/15/2011, 04/22/2011

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 $468,949.91. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/- 01/2009 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. ASAP# FNMA3950356 04/01/2011, 04/- 08/2011, 04/15/2011 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 2011

right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0002011 4/- 1/2011 4/8/2011 4/15/2011 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 2011

ner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $317,693.22 The purported property address is: 1209 MONTEREY DRIVE ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No. 076-083-008 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, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Nationstar Mortgage LLC 350 Highland Drive Lewisville TX 75067 Pursuant to California Civil Code ‘a72923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [1] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [2] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . 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. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0001529 3/25/2011 4/1/2011 4/8/2011 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: March 25, April 1, 8, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Michele Govaer, 2400 Shady Willow Lane, #18C, Brentwood, CA 94513 ; Walter Govaer, 28650 Cork Oak Lane, #3212, Hayward, CA 94544 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Michele and Walter Govaer FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-0465 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Michele and Walter Govaer filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Hillary Patricia Govaer to Proposed Name: Hayleigh Patricia SchmuckerGovaer 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 6/2/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: mARCH 24, 2011 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: MAHSA KHORASANI SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: MAHSA KHORASANI FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-0421 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: MAHSA KHORASANI filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. MAHSA KHORASANI to Proposed Name: MAHSA BELLA GOLCHIN 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 5/19/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: March 16, 2011 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 244541CA Loan No. 3018859292 Title Order No. 566525 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12-28-2007. 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 04-25- 2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 01-02-2008, Book , Page , Instrument 2008-000028200, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: MICHAEL G GAUKROGER II, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, 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: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: PARCEL ONE: LOT 2, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP ENTITLED ‘’SUBDIVISION 8724’’, FILED MAY 12, 2005 IN BOOK 478, PAGE 48, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GAS, HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES BELOW A POINT 500 FEET BELOW THE

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10-382117-CL Order #: 100506087-CA-LPI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/6/2006. 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015000387 Title Order No.: 100048931 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/27/- 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 10/03/- 2006 as Instrument No. 20060312958-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: MICHELINE L PAQUETTE AND ROBERT TALLANT, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 04/28/2011 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 330 GROVEWOOD LOOP, BRENTWOOD, CALIFORNIA 94513 APN#: 016-270-084 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $336,964.56. 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 2010-06239 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/23/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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: MICHELLE REECE, A SINGLE WOMAN Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Recorded 1/31/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0030392-00 in book ---, page -- and rerecorded on --- as --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 4/21/2011 at 1:30 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St., entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court St. (Corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $232,528.97 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 2101 Lemontree Way Condominium 4 Antioch, California 94509 A.P.N.: 074-342- 036-6 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. Pursuant to California Civil Code ‘a72923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/or the timeframe for giving Notice of Sale Specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. Date: 3/17/- 2011 Western Progressive, LLC, as Trustee c/o 18377 Beach Blvd., Suite 210 Huntington Beach, California 92648 For Non- Automated Sale Information, call: (866) 960-8299 Robin Pape, Trustee Sale Assistant Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0088613 Title Order No. 09-8255252 Investor/Insurer No. 1701194141 APN No. 017-280- 028-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/21/2006. 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: CYNTHIA LIU, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, AND MIKE DIRICKSON, AN UNMARRIED MAN AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 04/21/2006 and recorded 04/28/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0133296-00, in Book , Page ). of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 04/29/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 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: 740 WINDING CREEK TERRACE, BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE SALE TS #: CA-09-325999-RM Order #: 090792384-CA-DCO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/18/- 2008. 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): MELANIE GUILA, A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded: 3/27/2008 as Instrument No. 2008-0066217-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/- 25/2011 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $380,722.42 The purported property address is: 2621 YORKSHIRE DR ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessor’s Parcel No. 053-680060 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, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. 7301 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville FL 32256 Pursuant to California Civil Code ‘a72923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [1] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [2] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52. 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. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0078989 Title Order No. 10-8328447 Investor/Insurer No. 1705112084 APN No. 037-231- 005-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/17/2007. 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 JOSEPH THOMAS FARLEY, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 09/17/2007 and recorded 09/24/07, as Instrument No. 2007- 0268567-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 05/06/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 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: 988 ALMADEN CIRCLE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. 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 $291,496.42. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/- 17/2010 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. ASAP# FNMA3952554 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: 04/08/2011, 04/15/- 2011, 04/22/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10-411006-AB Order #: 4864430 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/5/2007. 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): Deanna L. Greensides, a married woman as her sole and seperate and Neil Holsopple and Olivia Holsopple husband and wife, all as joint tenants Recorded: 12/17/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0339100-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/15/2011 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (cor-

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SUMMONS (Family Law) NOTICE TO RESPONDENT: JUANITA MARIE POZOS You are being sued. Petitioner’s name is: ROBIN KEREMIAN CASE NUMBER: D11-01225 You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (FL-120 or FL-123) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. If you want legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), or by contacting your local county bar association. NOTICE: The restraining orders on Page 2 are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. NOTE: If a judgment or support order is entered, the court may order you to pay all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for yourself or for the other party. If this happens, the party ordered to pay fees shall be given notice and an opportunity to request a hearing to set aside the order to pay waived court fees. CASE NUMBER: D11-01225 1. The name and address of the court are: SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA-COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 751 PINE STREET, P.0. BOX 911, MARTINEZ, CA 94553 2. The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: ROBIN KEREMIAN 1440 REGANTI PLACE #16 CONCORD, CA 94518 Prepared by: DENISE FAMILY LAW AND DIVORCE DOCUMENT ASSISTANCE, 1215 PINE STREET, MARTINEZ, CA 94553 L.D.A. - C.C.CTY. (925) 229-5460 DATE: March 7, 2011 Clerk, by: T. French, Deputy NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served a. as an individual Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 2011

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. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0001780 4/8/2011 4/15/2011 4/22/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 8, 15, 22, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0161475 Title Order No. 100007749 Investor/Insurer No. N/A APN No. 033-380-036-5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/16/- 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: ERICA IPPOLITO, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 03/16/2006 and recorded 03/27/- 06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0092138-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 04/25/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 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: 508 ARROWHEAD WAY, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $632,748.66. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 03/- 24/2011 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. ASAP# 3930965 03/25/2011, 04/01/2011, 04/08/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 25, April 1, 8, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0165877 Title Order No. 100008460 Investor/Insurer No. 1705089822 APN No. 034- 460-006-9 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/27/2007. 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 JOSE MANLAPAZ, III AND TERESITA MANLAPAZ , HUSBAND AND WIFE, dated 09/- 27/2007 and recorded 10/01/07, as Instrument No. 2007-0274178-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 05/- 06/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 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: 152 COPPER KNOLL WAY, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $424,631.70. 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. DATED: 03/- 23/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 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. ASAP# FNMA3953371 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: 04/08/2011, 04/15/2011, 04/22/2011

CEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On April 21, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded December 13, 2005, as Inst. No. 2005-0476957-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Cenobio T Magana, Jr. and Grace Magana, Husband And Wife, 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 At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, 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 purported to be: 484 Anvilwood Dr Oakley CA 94561- 2426 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: $440,111.62. 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. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: March 30, 2011. (R-373451 04/01/11, 04/08/- 11, 04/15/11) Oakley Press No. 03-4077 Publish Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 2011

declares pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5(b} and (h} (2) that the borrower has contracted with an organization, person, or entity whose primary business us advising people who have decided to leave their homes on how to extend the foreclosure process and avoid their contractual obligations to mortgagees or beneficiaries. Regarding the property that is the subject of this Notice of Sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in California Civil Code Section 2923.53 (k) (3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this Notice of Sale is recorded. The timeframe for giving a Notice of Sale specified in Subdivision (a) Section 2923.52 does not apply to this Notice of Sale pursuant to California Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 04/01/- 2011 NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION 7720 N. 16th Street, Suite 300 Phoenix, AZ 85020 phone 602- 264-6101 Sales Line 714-730- 2727; Sales Website: www.ndscorp.com/sales Nichole Alford, TRUSTEE SALES REPRESENTATIVE ASAP# 3957984 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: 04/08/2011, 04/15/2011, 04/22/2011

form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 04/21/- 2011 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1402 YOSEMITE CIR, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 033-410-0039 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $517,508.15. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 03/23/- 2011 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3942633 04/01/2011, 04/- 08/2011, 04/15/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 2011

Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-730 - 2727 ASAP# 3947383 04/01/2011, 04/08/2011, 04/15/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10-409265-RM Order #: 100739456-CA-BFO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/1/- 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): MARK B. ANDERS, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded: 2/8/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0039174-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/- 29/2011 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $384,791.72 The purported property address is: 22 SOLITUDE CT OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No. 034- 420-026-6 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. 7301 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville FL 32256 Pursuant to California Civil Code ‘a72923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [1] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [2] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52. 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1312096-02 APN: 033- 290-0034 TRA: 19-029 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx7021 REF: Alvarado, Guillermo IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED April 25, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On April 21, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded May 04, 2006, as Inst. No. 20060140611-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Guillermo H Alvarado, An Unmarried Man and Maria Olga Lopez, An Unmarried Woman, 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 At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, 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 purported to be: 520 Mockingbird Ln Oakley CA 945613413 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: $374,299.52. 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. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: March 29, 2011. (R-373228 04/01/11, 04/08/- 11, 04/15/11) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1312593-02 APN: 035- 365-0187 TRA: 19-051 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx3530 REF: Magana Jr, Cenobio IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED December 05, 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 PRO-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 10-33338-RC-CA YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 01/03/- 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(s) must be made payable to National Default Servicing Corporation), drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state; will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made in an “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: SERGIO ORTEGA AND SOCORRO ORTEGA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION Recorded 01/09/2007 as Instrument No. 20070006813-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California. Date of Sale: 04/28/2011 at 10:00 A.M. Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (Corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $620,501.16 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 87 HONEY LANE, OAKLEY, CA 94561 A.P.N.: 033- 030-035-1 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 10-07247-3 CA Loan No. 0048937247 Title Order No. 100637869-CA-MSI APN 041-250-021-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED December 7, 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 April 28, 2011, at 10:00 AM, at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA, FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on December 14, 2004, as Instrument No. 2004-0478558-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CA, executed by: RAYMUNDO ZAMBRANO, A MARRIED PERSON, as Trustor, in favor of 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 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: 4739 LA VISTA DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). 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 $402,362.21 (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. DATE: April 8, 2011 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, TRUSTEE 135 Main St. Ste. 1900 San Francisco, CA 94105 415- 247-2450 Elida Rosado Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-730 - 2727 ASAP# 3956519 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: 04/08/2011, 04/15/2011, 04/22/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015012251 Title Order No.: 100764147 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/18/- 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. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 06/02/- 2005 as Instrument No. 2005- 0198187-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: MARCUS MORGAN AND ANITA MORGAN, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 10-07972-3 CA Loan No. 0148294119 Title Order No. 100710510-CA-MSI APN 033-430-080 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED November 19, 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On April 21, 2011, at 10:00 AM, at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA, FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on November 29, 2005, as Instrument No. 2005- 0458189-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CA, executed by: KATHREN THOMSON AND JAMES DANIEL THOMSON, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC., AS NOMINEE FOR DHI MORTGAGE COMPANY, LTD., L.P., 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: 106 MATISSE DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). 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 $405,832.06 (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. DATE: April 1, 2011 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY, TRUSTEE 135 Main St. Ste. 1900 San Francisco, CA 94105 415-247-2450 Elida Rosado Authorized

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015012248 Title Order No.: 100764149 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/04/- 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 02/10/- 2005 as Instrument No. 2005- 0046766-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: PATRICIA T ADAMS, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 04/14/2011 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1919 CONCANNON DRIVE, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 037- 243-009 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $288,585.25. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap. com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 03/16/- 2011 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3936547 03/25/2011, 04/- 01/2011, 04/08/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 25, April 1, 8, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Catalina Diaz, 2520 Walters Way, #14, Concord, CA 94520 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Catalina Diaz FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-0327 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Catalina Diaz filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Catalina Angelique Diaz to Proposed Name: Azadeh Catalina Pirvani Present Name: b. Elijah Giovani Diaz Lira to Proposed Name: Elijah Raheem Pirvani 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/28/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: February 25, 2011 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 0002302-00 The name of the business (es): Rent Ready Services Located at: 330 Alcott Ct In: Bethel Island, CA, 94511, Mailing: P.O. Box 1231, Bethel Island, CA, 94511 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Joseph F Stokley Sr 330 Alcott Ct, Bethel Island, CA, 94511. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Joseph F Stokley Sr This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 3/30/2011 By R. Ramirez, Deputy Expires 3/30/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011

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Events Friday, April 8 ‘Grease’ The Edna Hill Theater Group performs the musical “Grease” at the Theatre at Edna Hill at 7 p.m. Additional performances are April 9 and 16 at 1 and 7 p.m. and April 15 at 7 p.m. Tickets ($5) may be purchased at the door or by e-mail at bschneider@brentwood.k12.ca.us.

Pinkies Up Join Girlfriends Unlimited for a tea party from 7-10 p.m. at 50 Birch St. in Brentwood. All women 18 to 120 years young are invited. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 925634-1415, ext. 1131 or visit www.brentwoodnc. org/adults/girlfriends.

Saturday, April 9 Brentwood Farmers’ Market The Brentwood Farmers’ Market runs every Saturday through Oct. 29 from 8 a.m.-noon. Due to downtown construction, the market will be held on Maple and Second streets. Asparagus, broccoli, carrots, garlic, lemons, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, potatoes and spinach are in season. For more information, call 800-949-FARM.

Clothes Barn Lighthouse Baptist Church offers a clothes barn and food pantry from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at 2250 Jefferey Way in Brentwood. Free clothes, food and other resources are available to people in need. For more information, call 925-634-1540.

Fingerprinting Tosh’s Karate Academy hosts a Child ID event from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., courtesy of New York Life Insurance. Complimentary ID cards, including full-color photo, fingerprints and other pertinent information, will be made on site. To receive an ID, the child must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.

Spring Boutique St. Anthony Columbiettes host a Spring Boutique from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Parish Hall, 971 O’Hara Ave. in Oakley. More than 20 vendors, including Gold Canyon Candles, ThirtyOne Gifts, Pampered Chef, AVON, and Mary Kay will be on site. For more information, e-mail columbiette10414@aol.com or call 925-437-8425.

Opening Day Celebrate Opening Day with the 11 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Bethel Island Bridge, then take in the noon parade at the San Joaquin Yacht Club, 550 Riverview Place in Bethel Island. Festivities run until 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.sjyc.org.

Family Barbecue East County Marines host a family barbecue at 1 p.m. at the Harold Dominguez Estate, 3325 O’Hara Ave. in Brentwood. The event is sponsored by the Delta Diablo Detachment 1155 of the Marine Corps League. For more information, call 925-634-3358.

Fashion Show General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Antioch hosts a Spring Fashion Show from 1-3 p.m. (lunch is served at noon) at the Lone Tree Golf and Event Center. Reserved seating is $35. For more information, call 925-757-1383 or 925-778-4535.

Casino Night Pioneer Elementary School’s Parents Club hosts Viva Las Vegas, a casino night and auction, at 5:30 p.m. at Club Los Meganos at Trilogy at the Vineyards, 1700 Trilogy Parkway in Brentwood. Tickets are $75. For more information, call 925513-6410.

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Dinner Dance Flor do Oakley hosts a dinner and dance at 5:30 p.m. to raise money to benefit the organization’s July festival. Dinner includes barbecue spare ribs, beans, potato salad, green salad, rolls and dessert. Tickets are $25 for adults; $10 for children 12 and under. For tickets, call 925-5161434 or 925-625-5833.

Sunday, April 10 Congregation B’nai Torah Cantor Barbara Powell joins Congregation B’nai Torah at 5 p.m. for the first of four events. The evening includes a potluck dinner and a singing/study session focused on the prayers of the Friday evening Shabbat service. For more information, call 650-759-6939 or e-mail mattjcord@ comcast.net.

Monday, April 11 Antioch Blood Drive The American Red Cross hosts a blood drive from 1:30-7:30 p.m. at the Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 1020 E. Tregallas Road in Antioch. To schedule an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: Antioch).

Tuesday, April 12 Internet Basics

be purchased from any Liberty choir student, by e-mail at 80volts@gmail.com or by phone at 925-525-2161. Celebrate National Poetry Month at Brentwood’s Open Mic at 6:30 p.m. at The Game Pizza ’N Pub, 235 Oak St. All short work – poetry, short story, nonfiction, or any other creative work – is welcome. For more information, e-mail shortkati@ yahoo.com or call 925-634-6655.

Brentwood’s Family Aquatic Complex is open for the 2011 Lap and Masters season. The competition pool is open 5:30-8 a.m., 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m., and 6:15-8:15 p.m. Participants must purchase a 16-entry pass for $35.20 at the Parks and Recreation office, 101 B Sand Creek Road. For more information, call 925-516-5444.

Sign-ups Kidz Love Soccer Kidz Love Soccer eight-week classes for children 2 to 10 (organized in five age divisions) are held at Apple Hill Park on Tuesdays beginning April 9, and Saturdays beginning April 12. The fee is $88 for Brentwood residents; $96.80 for non-residents. To register, call 925-516-5444.

Delta International Tryouts Delta International, a U17 Class 1 soccer team, holds tryouts on April 9 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. at the Antioch Youth Sports Complex, 1030 Apollo Court. For more information, call 925584-3335 or visit www.deltasoccer.org.

Meals on Wheels

Wednesday, April 13 Relay Fundraiser

East Diablo Youth Soccer

Girlfriends Unlimited hosts Prom Project today and April 14 and 15 at Catwalk Boutique, 306 Oak St in Brentwood. Donated gently worn and cleaned prom dresses will be available to high school students at a discount. For more information, call Laura at 925-240-9890.

Thursday, April 14 Alzheimer’s Support The Brentwood Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group meets for an open discussion from 78:30 p.m. at Neighborhood Church, 50 Birch St. in Brentwood. Share concerns, challenges, tips and successes regarding caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. For more information, call 925-513-7710.

Voters’ Rights East Contra Costa Republican Women Federated meets at 11:30 a.m. at Discovery Bay Sports Bar & Steak House, 2477 Discovery Bay Blvd. Speaker Dr. Gene Kreps will discuss Proposition 14: Voter’s Rights. Admission is $20. For reservations, call 925-634-7826.

Small Business Workshop Opportunity Junction, 3102 Delta Fair Blvd. in Antioch, hosts Small Business Financial Analysis from 1-4 p.m. The workshop helps students understand various financial analysis methods and how to analyze a profit and loss report. Admission is $30. For more information, call 925-776-1133.

Mecca Dinner Liberty High School’s Choral Department hosts a Mecca Dinner Fundraiser from 5-7:30 p.m. Take-home meals ($12) include taco, burrito, cheese enchilada, rice and beans. Tickets may

Ongoing activities Lap swimming

Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteer drivers to open two new routes in Pittsburg and Antioch. Deliver once a week for two hours and make a tremendous difference in the lives of our seniors in need. For more information, call Sharon Fitzgerald at 925-778-4379.

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Internet novices are welcome to this introduction to popular computer programs, which runs from 6-7:30 p.m. at Opportunity Junction, 3102 Delta Fair Blvd. in Antioch. To sign up for this free course, visit www.opportunityjunction. org/evening or call 925-776-1133.

Oakley Relay For Life team K.O. Cancer (in memory of Kathy Overturf) and Boy Scout Troop 298 host a fundraiser at Baskin Robbins, 1145 Second St. in Brentwood. For more information, e-mail relayforlife@Oakley298.mytroop.us.

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Walk-in registration is held Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Loma Vista Elementary School, 2110 San Jose Ave. in Brentwood. New players must bring a copy of their birth certificate. For more information, visit www.edysl.net.

ECYFL Football and Cheer Sign-ups for East County Youth Football and Cheer are held April 17 from 3-5 p.m. at The Game Sports Pub ’N Pizza, 235 Oak St. in Brentwood. For more information, visit www. ecyflions.com.

Antioch Football and Cheer Registration for kids ages 5-14 for the 2011 football and cheer season is held Wednesdays, April 13, 20 and 27 from 7-9 p.m. at Straw Hat Pizza, 3001 Delta Fair Blvd. The registration fee is $45. There are no cheer tryouts. For more information, call 925-473-5150 or visit www. antiochyouthfootball.net.

Dog and Cat Adoptions Homeless Animal Lifeline Organization (HALO) holds dog and cat adoptions on Saturdays and Sundays from noon-3 p.m. – Saturdays at Petsmart in Slatten Ranch for dogs; Saturdays at Pet Food Express for cats; and Sundays at Petsmart in Pittsburg for dogs and cats. For more information, visit eccchalo.org.

Toastmasters Looking to improve your speaking and leadership skills? Ignite your career? Win that job interview? Join East County Communicators, a chapter of Toastmasters International, every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at MJ’s Café, 655 First St. in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-513-3022 or e-mail vivianfaye@ comcast.net.

Oakley Cub Scouts All boys 6-11 (grades one through five) are welcome to join Pack 152, which meets the fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Vintage Parkway Elementary School, 1000 Vintage Parkway in Oakley. For more information, e-mail beede63@aol.com or visit www.oakleycubscoutspack152.clubspaces. com.

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Tri Delta Pirates The 13U Tri Delta Pirates are looking for travel ball players. For a tryout or more information, call 925-234-0435 or 925-759-5706.

On the Horizon Spring Dinner The Antioch Historical Society hosts a spring dinner on Thursday, April 21 at 6 p.m. at 1500 W. Fourth St. Dinner is provided by Outback Steakhouse. Admission is $20; reservations must be made by tomorrow, April 9. For more information, call Joanne Bilbo at 925-757-4169.

Flavors of the Vineyard Brentwood Union School District Education Foundation hosts the Flavors of the Vineyard fundraiser – a fine-wine and gourmet-food tasting and auction – on Friday, April 29 at 6 p.m. at Hannah Nicole Vineyards and Winery, 6700 Balfour Road in Brentwood. Admission is $100. Reply by Friday, April 15 to 925-783-8737.

Alice Ott Bookkeepping & Tax Service Individual and small business taxes, bookkeeping and payroll.

679-0413 20 Macy Lane, Oakley

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