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City accused of Looking Back altering evidence in Section 8 suit by Dave Roberts Staff Writer The lawyers for five AfricanAmerican women suing Antioch police for racial discrimination have accused the city of deleting evidence showing racial bias by an officer, an accusation that the city attorney dismisses as irrelevant and which one African-American resident said does not indicate racial bias in any case. In a press release, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCR) states that the “AfricanAmerican Section 8 tenants charging Antioch police misconduct … blasted the City for altering au-

diotapes of police conversations before submitting the tapes to the Court – including editing out an expletive-laden tirade in which officers complain about Section 8 tenants and make coded racial references.” The LCCR filed a motion to strike some of the city’s submitted evidence from consideration, including an audiotape of police officers W.N. Dillard and Desmond Bittner that the press release states the city submitted in “an attempt to show that the officers treat Section 8 tenants and their landlords in a professional manner.” The LCCR motion complains that the tape has been cut so that it does

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G&E News Representative Tamar Sarkissian and Project Manager Tom Allen check out the industrial scenery on a media tour of the Gateway Generating Station. The story on the new power plant in Antioch appears this week on Page 3A as part of the Press’ annual Looking Back retrospective.

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Obama calls for delay in 2-Gates project Staff Writer Opponents of the proposed Delta 2-Gates project won the battle if not the war last week when the Obama administration called for the delay of the controversial test plan to save the Delta smelt. “We’re excited that they are slowing it down, but I’m not super surprised,” said Mike Guzzardo, publicity chairman for the Discovery Bay-based group San Francisco Bay and Delta Foundation (SFBDF). “It’s a minor victory, but we’re happy.” The Federal Interim Act report, released Dec. 22, promises a stronger working relationship between state and federal agencies as it pertains to California’s drinking water and the declining Bay-Delta environment. The 23-page report also calls for, among other items, a reevaluation of the scientific process and cost efficiency behind the proposed 2-Gates program. “Federal agencies have undertaken intensive review and permitting efforts on this project in recent months,” reads an excerpt from the report. “As the reviews have proceeded, it has become clear that the project purpose could most

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Mike Guzzardo, publicity chairman San Francisco Bay and Delta Foundation expeditiously be advanced by first proving (or disproving) the underlying hypothesis that must be established for the 2-Gates project to be effective as a potential water supply enhancement.” The 2-Gates project is a five-year, $80 million, experimental program designed to save the Delta smelt by rerouting them away from the water pumps on Old and Middle rivers in Byron. The project is a joint venture by the State Department of Water Resources, the Federal Bureau of Reclamation and the Southern California Metropolitan Water District, and would implement the installation of gates at Old River

between Holland Tract and Bacon Island, plus a Connection Slough between Mandeville and Bacon Island. The automatic gates would be closed at various times of the year for as much as 20 hours per day, depending on flood tides. Over the past few months, local groups and organizations up and down the Delta have lobbied for a halt to the gates project. In Discovery Bay, the SFBDF was able to extend the public comment period on the project, and eventually hopes to force the Bureau of Reclamation to provide an Environmental Impact Report for the Discovery Bay and Delta regions. Members of the SFBDF also met recently, along with Congressman Jerry McNerney and Supervisor Mary Piepho, with the Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation to discuss the 2-Gates project. “Clearly this was all already in the works (the plans to delay the project) before we had the meeting,” said Guzzardo. “But it was still good (to meet) and it was a good first step toward local government and citizens working together to find a solution.” Pete Lucero, public affairs officer for the

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As we’ve done with the first edition of the year for a decade now, this week the Press looks back at some of the stories that graced our pages over the last 12 months. As always, the selection isn’t meant to suggest what were the most important, they’re just a sampling of some of what went on in the year just past. As always, we consider it our privilege to have been a part of life around here and hope that 2010 brings prosperity, peace and happiness to all our readers. Thanks for sharing with us, and enjoy this stroll down memory lane.

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Torched mosque rises like phoenix by Dave Roberts Staff Writer

This article was originally published on July 3, 2009. The speakers at Saturday’s inauguration ceremony for the reopened Islamic Center of East Bay mosque, which has arisen like a phoenix from the ashes of an arson fire two years ago, focused on the positive that has emerged from the negative. The arsonist or arsonists have yet to be found in the torching of the center on Aug. 11, 2007, causing $200,000 damage and shutting down the facility for nearly two years. The fire followed on the hate-filled heels of vandalism, threatening phone messages and shots fired into the empty building at night. Mosque officials and members debated whether they wanted to rebuild or even remain in Antioch, given the violence and hostility they encountered. “Some opined that the place was unsafe, as women and children come here,” said center President Mohammad Ashraf Chaudhry to the standing-room-only crowd in the mosque meeting room. “Others suggested that a piece of land be acquired, and a new center be constructed there. There were others who advised that the money be donated to another center, and the Islamic Center

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New plant brings power to the people by Dave Roberts Staff Writer This article was originally published on Feb. 20, 2009. PG&E’s recently opened power plant on Wilbur Avenue is big, imposing, noisy, metallic, tubular, gray and sculpturally magnificent. One thing it’s not: sexy. So when PG&E sent out a press release

to Bay Area newspapers, radio and TV stations, offering a tour of the Gateway Generating Station last week before it was unveiled to local dignitaries and the public yesterday – the media yawned and stayed away in droves. But this newspaper and another local paper showed up for what became a private tour of PG&E’s first new power plant in more than 20 years in this energy-thirsty state. The powersee Power page 18A


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Radio photography fries editor’s circuits by Ger Erickson Copy Editor Sometimes things are so bad, they’re good. Had “Rocky Horror Picture Show” been less campy, would it have achieved its cult status? Doubtful. Would “American Idol” be a winner without its wobbly throated wannabes? C’mon. The same is true for words. The grammatical gaffes, syntactic slapstick and logical lapses that stumble across my computer screen provide welcome decompression from the stress of editorial deadlines. Hey, I’ve even caught one or two before they made their way into print. So brace yourself for the 2009 Blooper Reel Awards for the weirdest wordcraft never to have reared its ugly head in the pages of the Press: UNCLEAR ON THE CONCEPT Award Second Runner-up: A vehicle was stolen without the victim’s knowledge. First Runner-up: A woman reported that her daughter ran away from home without permission. And the award goes to: As one of the nation’s premier photographers, his work has been featured in print, television and radio. INTRIGUING TYPO Award Second Runner-up: She also met some of the cast from the Broadway show “Mary Poopins.” First Runner-up: The nursery will be hosing a complimentary class at 10 a.m.

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Aaron Tanner, 4, is in need of a heart and kidney transplant.

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Aaron awaits surgery by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer This article was originally published on August 7, 2009. Aaron Tanner is a cherub-faced 4-yearold with a shock of white-blond hair and a ready smile. On the surface, the Brentwood boy looks like any other high-spirited, carefree preschooler, but it’s there that the similarities end. Aaron was born with a heart that functions only on the right side. The condition kept the newborn in the hospital for six weeks before he was declared strong enough for his parents, Elizabeth and Kevin Tanner, to take him home.

But only a week later, the Tanners’ 2year-old son Ethan suddenly developed flulike symptoms. Unable to calm the agitated toddler, they rushed him to the hospital, where he died a few hours later from a rare heart disease called Pertrophic Cardiomypathy; a typically genetic disease that often strikes without warning. The Tanners now face yet another heartbreaking challenge: last week, doctors discovered that Aaron –who has undergone seven open-heart surgeries since he was born – must now undergo a simultaneous heart and kidney transplant. Renal failure has placed too much stress on the boy’s heart, and without the rare double-transplant surgery, Aaron’s see Surgery page 16A

This article was originally published on Nov. 6, 2009. There’s a new saying around the Jenkins house these days: As Ally goes, so do we. “When Ally’s up we’re all up, and when she’s down, so are we,� said Vickee Jenkins of her daughter Ally, 15, who is recuperating from double-lung transplant surgery. “We’re literally just taking it hour by hour; it’s our new normal.� Last weekend the Oakley family’s new normal got a bump up when they brought Ally home following a nearly four-month stay at UCSF Medical Center, where she was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension in July. The incurable condition, which hinders the flow of blood from the heart to the lungs, required a double lung transplant, which she received from a donor in August. And when the Freedom High School freshman arrived home, she was greeted not only by friends and family, but by another present – this one straight out of an episode of “Extreme Home Makeover.� Thanks to the efforts of a generous community, the Jenkins home had been refurbished from top to bottom, including a new roof and landscaped yard, fresh paint inside and out, as well as new appliances, countertops, bathrooms, windows and doors, all donated by volunteers who had given of their time, supplies and labor to create a fresh start see Ally page 16A

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Forum heats up over Oakland cop killer by Dave Roberts Staff Writer

Councilman Reggie Moore defends himself at a Quality of Life Forum in April against accusations that he’s making excuses for a man who recently killed four Oakland police officers

This article was originally published on April 10, 2009. Saturday’s Quality of Life Forum in the frigid El Campanil Theatre (the heating system is being replaced) heated up when City Councilman Reggie Moore appeared to be making excuses for Lovelle Mixon, who recently killed four Oakland police officers. The 3½-hour forum, which was attended by about 100 people, was proceeding pretty much as had the previous seven forums until a man identifying himself as Brother Freddy, a community organizer, spoke during the public comments portion of the meeting. He accused the Antioch Police Department of racial profiling and illegally evicting residents, and said that whites are also being driven out of their homes by banks. Some in both groups then become homeless, collect welfare and go on to commit crime, which affects all of Antioch. “A racial-polarized Antioch must die in order for a united Antioch to live,” he said. “I haven’t heard a voice that spoke to the high count of racial profiling in the area. Profiling is not limited to a black issue; it’s an Antioch issue. Through my community outreach I have talked to a lot of Caucasian people who have told me that they have been profiled, that they have been mishandled, that they have been abused. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to injus-

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tice everywhere. Injust law produces an imbalance among us; it causes people to go off tilt and go beyond. This will begin to affect the broader Antioch community and throughout the country. A conservative white element is threatened by this. So this is not just a black issue; it’s a people issue. And we have to organize, mobilize on this front to do something to change the future direction of where this is headed.” Moore responded, “There probably are some elements of what was just said that are pretty true. We need to be progressive in the future on how we manage and analyze the issues that face this community. What is most

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economic associations … Kalinowski interrupted, “Let’s not make excuses for criminal behavior,” which was greeted with strong applause from many in the audience. Moore responded, “I’m not. I’m sorry that you’re trying to spin this into something that it’s not. What was done was beyond comprehension. To be demonized here that I’m making excuses for criminal behavior, you have done to me before in this forum and you’re doing it to me today. Diverging voices often get attacked in this forum. That’s why I probably should never have spoken up, because it’s a hostile environment for me and has always been a hostile environment for me from the very first one.” Moore also found himself on the hot seat at a forum nearly two years ago for comments in a newspaper that he preferred to reserve judgment on whether Antioch police were engaging in racial profiling until the allegations were investigated. He continued his remarks, saying, “I am not here this morning to make an excuse for criminal behavior. I want to be clear about that. There are those, particularly in the black community in Oakland, who are hopeless and have despair, who don’t see any future. I can’t understand how an individual can do what he did. “But he didn’t just get up that morning and say, ‘You know, I’m going to go take this action.’ There was something that happened see Forum page 10A

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Heritage High School sophomore Ian Halter, right, performs Judas Priest’s “Pain Killer” on “Rock Band” with friend Paul Boatwright, who is from Korea. Ian and Paul met for the first time in March after playing video games online for four years.

Xbox unites friends a half-world away by Samie Hartley Staff Writer This article was originally published on March 27, 2009. As Ian Halter cautiously maneuvers through a deserted mine shaft, he fails to notice the creature lurking behind him. “Ian, watch out,” warns his friend Paul Boatwright as he annihilates the blood-hungry stalker, saving his friend from being the main course of a zombie feast. “Thanks,” Ian mumbles as the two friends continue to scout and kill the walking dead while playing “Resident Evil 5.”

Ian, 15, and Paul, 19, have been playing video games together for years, shooting enemies in “Halo,” racing each other on “Mario Kart” and channeling their inner rock star while playing “Rock Band,” but this is the first time they’ve actually played face to face. The two met online through a Nintendo forum four years ago and decided to play games together via Xbox Live, an option through the game system that allows gamers to play with people anywhere in the world in real time. For Ian, this means waking up at 4 a.m. in Brentwood in order to play with Paul, who lives at Yongsan Army Garrison in Seoul, Korea, at 8 p.m. see Xbox page 12A

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Secret winter enshrouds the summit This article was originally published on Feb. 20, 2009. The world I knew was gone, obliterated by an ocean of white and wind. Visibility was down to 30 yards. Ice crystals finer than grains of TAKE IT sand, driven by curUTSIDE rents swirling from the southwest, began striking my face. I lowered the brim of my hat a notch, turned and looked east. Home was 10 miles across the foothills and 3,800 feet GER down – I assumed. ERICKSON Because my watch read 6:57 a.m., I also assumed the sun was beginning to flood East County with the dawn of Feb. 14, 2009. But that world was gone, no match for the white and wind on the summit of Mt. Diablo. There’s a winter that’s kept secret from most East County folk. It’s not the winter we see from afar once or twice a year when our communal mountain gets dusted with snow, metamorphosed for a few days – if we’re lucky – into a vision of alpine splendor. We gaze admiringly at that distant winter and snap our photos till rain and sun dispel the reverie. But when the mountain is wreathed in another form of white – the cloud factories that engulf Diablo’s Summit and North Peak like a sea surging over volcanic islands

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Wind-whipped ice razors hanging horizontally along stems of chamise accentuate the pale and severe landscape of the Mt. Diablo Summit Trail. – inside those cloudworks is forged a secret winter: pale and severe. My alarm had gone off a 3 a.m. and I’d taken a look out the window. High in the south, a half Moon was slipping behind scattered swift clouds like a soldier dodging enemy fire, advancing from cover to cover. The hike was on. A hundred minutes later I was pushing off from the Donner Canyon trailhead. In the south-

west towered the silhouette of Eagle Peak. Bald Ridge rose due south against the backdrop of a crown of mist clarified by moonlight. I traced the mist southeast as it condensed to obscure the upper elevations of the Summit and North Peak. A breeze with a hint of menace funneled down the canyon, inspired me to unscrew see Outside page 9A


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reined back my pace. At the trail’s first switchback I caught a faceful of ice dust ricocheting off rock and tree. The foliage was straight out of sci-fi. It had rained up here before the mercury had plunged. With nowhere to run and hide, the windwhipped moisture had been frozen, like the victims of Pompeii, in mid stride. Spreading sideways from a thousand stems of chamise glinted blades of ice like barbers’ razors. Farther up, bracketed by the Summit Trail’s sheltering chaparral, I spotted coyote track laced with blood and wondered who was doing the bleeding – the predator or some prey spirited away in the lethal sanctuary of jaws. The prints peeled off into the manzanita just below the summit of the Summit. I turned north toward the home stretch and in two minutes planted my walking stick, flaglike, in 4 inches of snow at 3,849 feet above sea level. No more up to go. I stood in a world suffused with limitation: No tourists would be motoring to the Summit today. The only track up here would be made by predators and prey, the tire tread of park rangers and cleat pattern of hikers. No sweeping panoramas would be gained – no sight of the Sierra or Farallons or Lassen. No sight of anything 40 yards away. I had caught a glimpse of our secret winter, but what secrets it had revealed to me – beyond its severe indifference to my comings and goings – I cannot say. I pulled my stick from the snow and began my descent toward the world I knew.

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Xbox from page 7A While most of his peers at Heritage High School are still snuggled in a deep sleep, Ian is awake before the sun rises, cozied on a leather couch, chatting with Paul half a world away, using a headset that hooks up to the Xbox so that they can talk as if they were on the phone. “I’ve always woke up early,” Ian said, “so this doesn’t even bother me. It’s nothing. I get up and we play until I have to get ready for school.” Ian’s mom Kim said she doesn’t mind the arrangement as long as Ian is ready to go to class in the morning and keeps up with his studies, which hasn’t been a problem. She knew Ian and Paul had become good friends over the years, but she was surprised when Ian asked if Paul could come to visit during spring break. “Ian came up to me one day and asked, ‘Mom, is it OK if Paul comes over?’ I didn’t even believe him.” Paul, who resides with his parents at the U.S. military headquarters in Korea, won a ticket to the United States at a raffle during this year’s Super Bowl. While Paul has family in the States, he doesn’t have any cousins his age, so he thought of the idea to use the ticket to come visit Ian. Arrangements were made for Paul to come out for a week in March to spend time with the Halter family in California. “Once I saw the travel itinerary and spoke with Paul’s dad, it wasn’t a problem,” said Kim. “I felt like I already knew Paul, since Ian has talked about him so much over the years.” While Ian and Paul had become best friends over the years, they never thought they’d have the opportunity to meet. “We joked about it,” Ian said, “but it didn’t seem like a possibility. So when he told me about winning the raffle, it was cool that he

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Every 15 Minutes scares students straight by Samie Hartley Staff Writer This article was originally published on April 24, 2009. Only two cars occupied the faculty parking lot on April 14 at Heritage High School. Juniors and seniors looking to ease back into their academic routine following the Easter holiday huddled together on the temporary bleachers, happy to miss first period. As the wind whipped across their faces, a circle of 25 figures in white hooded sweatshirts stood at the center of the lot, holding down a blue tarp. As music slowly projected from the speakers, the ghostly figures lifted the tarp, revealing a head-on collision. A body lay on the hood of one of the cars while cries for help came from the other. Every 15 Minutes had arrived at Heritage High School. While other schools in the Liberty Union High School District have hosted the program before, this was Heritage’s first encounter with the educational two-day presentation designed to teach students about the realities of drinking and driving. On the first day, students watched as local law enforcement and safety teams worked to rescue the victims portrayed by their peers. Once the tarp was lifted, Steven McIntosh was already dead on the hood of the car that had collided with the vehicle piloted by Jacob Chappelle, who portrayed the drunk driver. McIntosh’s driver, Erika Gamble, remained in the car, blood cascading down her face. Chappelle’s passengers, Camila Villaneuva and Kara Babo, could be heard begging for rescue crews to extract them from the

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Heritage High School students watch as the body of Steven McIntosh is removed from the scene at the Every 15 Minutes presentation in April. crumpled remains. Despite the gruesome scene, students in the audience could be heard chuckling during the rescue efforts. Students sitting in the stands cheered as Officer Roger Wilson frisked Chappelle before cuffing him. It wasn’t until the coroner came to bag McIntosh’s body that the gravity of the scene began to sink in, but even after Principal Andy Parsons explained the purpose behind the grim imagery the crowd had just witnessed, most students climbed down from the bleachers dismissing the event as hokey – since they knew it wasn’t real. Program organizer Debbie Sabatte said the students’ reaction was to be expected. “Kids are desensitized to it (displays of violence), so we changed the traditional format

to make it as real as possible. They laugh it off and try to dismiss what is happening as a coping mechanism, but it’s the funeral that has the greatest impact for a lot of students.” The following morning, Heritage juniors and seniors assembled the school gymnasium, where their chirping conversations rose above the melancholy music of Sarah McLachan’s “Angel.” Their chatter was quashed as the sound of bagpipes echoed off the walls and six young men in suits escorted a casket to the center of the gym. Following the casket, a procession of family members placed roses on the casket. After they took their seats, family members finally got an opportunity to see footage from the previous day’s crash. As the whimpering voice of Villaneuva echoed in the room, cry-

ing for her mother, loved ones began to put their arms around each other as they watched the scene unfold. When the video was over, the crowd anxiously looked around, waiting to catch a glimpse of the living dead. As Mariah Carey’s mournful ballad “One Sweet Day” seeped from the speakers, the student participants descended from the bleachers in rows of two. Once the students took their places at the front of the gym, selected participants were asked to read their letters to their families aloud. Brittney Maday was the first to speak as her mother and father stood behind her. “Dear Mom and Dad: Every 15 minutes someone is killed in an alcohol-related incident. Today I was that someone. I’m sorry I didn’t tell you ‘I love you’ before I left,” she read calmly before breaking into tears. “I’m sorry I didn’t hug you. ” While this was the first Every 15 Minutes program at Heritage High School, Sabatte has been organizing the event at high schools for seven years. Her children are no longer in high school (her son graduated from Heritage last year) but she said she will continue to bring the program to students in hopes that she can prevent a real tragedy from occurring: “I hope that through this program, I can keep just one student from drinking and driving. Just one. If I can save one kid’s life, that’s all that matters. I might even be saving my own children by keeping these kids from drinking and driving.” For full coverage of the Every 15 Minute program at Heritage High School, including videos and audio slideshows and the complete article, visit thepress.net.

Antioch High graduates set for game of life by Dave Roberts Staff Writer This article was originally published on June 19, 2009. It was a cool and windy night in the Antioch High football stadium for the June 10 graduation ceremony in which the graduates’

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tossing of a beach ball and doing a series of stand-up waves provided more entertainment for their rowdy families and friends than the speechifying on the stage. The families and friends in the stands got into the act as well when the microphones died in the middle of the Boys and Girls Quartet’s performance of the National Anthem, picking up where the singers left off and finishing a couple of notes ahead of them to boot. The festivities began with the graduates marching onto the football field – the boys in black robes with gold sashes and the girls in gold robes with black sashes – waving as they steadily gained yardage from the end zone to midfield. Behind and above them was the scoreboard, which was blank, but should have at least given the grads seven points for having achieved this significant touchdown at the end of the first quarter in the game of life. The yardage marker could have read: “miles to go before they sleep.” As the grads filed in, the people in the stands of all ages, races, creeds and colors cheered, waved, clapped, smiled, laughed, took pictures, and held up signs reading “DU CUT,” “Congratulations, Jordan,” “Go (drawing of an apple) (drawing of a bomb),”

and “Congratulations Bernie,” adding in a footnote that Bernie had grown up so fast. Before the grads, families and friends could enjoy the just desserts of their diplomas, they had to digest the main course of we’re-going-to-miss-high-school-but-are-eager-for-what’s-next speeches from the valedictorians, salutatorians, class and school board presidentorians, principalorian and superintendentorian, some of whom fought bravely against the wind to keep their tassels from turning into propellers and flying their mortar boards to Oakley and beyond. The chill might have added an extra twist to the tongue twister “street sweeper” – say that 10 times fast – in School Board President Walter Ruehlig’s stump graduation speech. It came out as “sweet streeper” a couple of times as he quoted Martin Luther King’s advice that even though they may end up as street sweepers they should be the best street sweepers they can be. The grads then filed up to the stage, received their diplomas, had their pictures taken and filed back down – some of them throwing their arms in the air in relief and exultation while others looked more contemplative, as if plotting their game plan for the second quarter of life.

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Ally from page 5A for the Jenkins family. “We’re all completely overwhelmed by all this,” said Vickee. “Not just the house, but the outpouring of love and support we have had. It’s very difficult to put into words. We’re just so grateful.” And as for Ally, she’s just happy to be home, especially now that her new room has been made over in teal and black zebra décor. “It’s what I’ve always wanted,” she said. “It feels so good to be home,” she said. “I love being here after living in the city for so long. Going for walks, sleeping in my bed. I like it a lot.” The plot for the home makeover was hatched months ago, following a conversation between Vickee and a friend regarding Ally’s upcoming surgery. “It was right after we had finished meeting with the transplant doctors where they were telling us about what to expect, and they were going down a list of things that Ally couldn’t tolerate and one of those things was mold,” said Vickee. “And I started freaking out because I had a guest bathroom with a lot of mold. So later I called a friend of mine whose husband is in the business, and asked if he could give us a quote on what it would take to fix the mold, and it snowballed from there.” More like an avalanche. Dozens of volunteers with myriad talents and connections came in and out of the house over the course of the next few months, making the improvements and fine-tuning the details right up until the day the family came home. “Oakley’s a little community but they

Surgery from page 5A chances of survival are low. “Aaron is currently at UCSF undergoing tests as everyone just tries to figure out what they are up against,” said Laura Page, executive director of Kids Helping Kids, who recently heard of the Tanners’ plight. “This surgery is so rare that they have teams within teams of doctors working on this. We’re just trying to get the word out and do what we can to help.” Help will be coming in part through a fundraiser, to be held sometime next month, that Page is organizing. According to Page, the Tanners’ medical bills are stacking up, and because of the debt they incurred with the death of Ethan, the family is facing foreclosure on their home. “Aaron takes eight different medications a day to regulate his heart and blood pressure, and to prevent water from building up around his heart,” said Page in a recent e-mail. “Just one (of the medications) costs $7,000 a month. They have a cap on their insurance, which they are dangerously close to (before this recent hospital stay and proposed surgery). They really need our prayers and big miracles.”

all came together on this,” said Jim D’Amico, owner of Black Bear Diner and one of the contributors to the Jenkins makeover project. “There were so many people involved I couldn’t possibly name them all, but everyone did their part.” And for now, the Jenkinses are doing their part, working on relaxing and being together. Vickee said that Ally is sleeping well and adjusting to her regime of medications. She added that Ally would begin catching up on her schoolwork through Independence High later this month, and hopes to be back on campus at Freedom High by the first of the year. “Ally is a burst of energy,” said Vickee. “She tires easily but when she’s awake, she’s full out. I look at her and I still can’t believe it. I can still see her on life support in the hospital and now she’s home jogging. It’s all so amazing.” And life changing. With a new awareness, appreciation and gratitude to the 12-year-old girl whose lungs Ally received and the new life she’s been given, Vickee said the family has a new cause: organ donation. “When Ally was in the hospital she asked her doctor that if something happened to her could she donate her lungs,” said Vickee. “And the doctor looked right at her and said that by the time she died she would be a little old lady and her lungs would be too old. “But she (Ally) has thought a lot about why this has happened to her, and we all want to encourage and bring awareness to how important it is to be a donor. The ending of our story would not have been so happy without the gift of a donor. It wouldn’t have been the same at all.”

Aaron and his mom are expected to remain at UCSF for the next few weeks as doctors develop a plan and Aaron undergoes kidney dialysis. He will also be given a medication designed to ease the blood flow and keep his blood pressure in check. Despite her son’s dire situation, Elizabeth remains strong and optimistic. “Aaron is in good spirits, as always,” she wrote in a blog earlier this week. “He is a bit sleepy, but is still able to give the staff a run for their money. We are waiting and praying. I can’t thank everyone enough for their support and prayers, blogs and notes of love and encouragement. It feels like our whole community is really pulling for us and I know God hears our prayers; you can feel it, it’s so evident in all that is happening.” For those able to help the Tanner family, a few options are available: a fund has been set up at the Bank of Agriculture on Balfour Road in Brentwood; you may donate online at the Network for Good Web site, www.networkforgood.org/donation/expressdonation. aspx?orgid@=208836568 and type “Aaron Tanner” in the donation field; and to help with the September fundraiser, call Laura Page at 925-759-4806.

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1st Lt. Nick Eslinger receives the Silver Star from Army Chief of Staff George Casey on March 16. While on patrol in Iraq last October, Eslinger dove on a grenade, rolled over and threw it back where it had come from, saving the 10 soldiers who were with him.

Freedom graduate earns Silver Star by Rick Lemyre Staff Writer

This article was originally published on April 24, 2009. When Nick Eslinger played quarterback for the Freedom Falcons, he never threw a football while on his knees. For the 10 men who were with him in Iraq last Oct. 1, though, it’s a good thing he could do it with an explosive device. “I saw a hand come up over the wall and toss a grenade, which landed about six to eight feet away and rolled toward my soldiers,” said Eslinger, who at the time was a first lieutenant and platoon leader with the Army’s 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. Without hesitation, Eslinger dove on the grenade, pinning it between his chest and the ground. He grabbed it with his hand as he rolled over, came to his knees, and threw it back over the wall a second before it blew up. “There was no thought involved,” Eslinger said by phone this week. “It was over before I knew what had happened.” Then again, it wasn’t quite over, at least not for Eslinger. Word of what he had done spread, and on March 16 he was awarded the Silver Star, the country’s third-highest award for gallantry, by Army Chief of Staff George W. Casey, Jr. “It’s a weird thing to be called a hero,” Eslinger said, adding that he had been raised to be “thankful and humble” and not give a lot of thought to his own exploits. “It was a big surprise that such a high-ranking officer (Casey) would take time out of his busy schedule,” Eslinger said. And what did the Army’s top commander have to say? Eslinger chuckled. “I’m not sure you can use this in the paper, but he said, ‘That took a lot of balls,’” Eslinger said. “He said, ‘You have more courage than most of the soldiers I know.’ I’m very honored.” Eslinger, 25, graduated from Freedom in 2002, and from West Point Military Academy

(which he attended on a scholarship) in 2007. While in high school, he was a standout on the football and golf teams, and he credited his training as a Little League shortstop with giving him the dexterity to field and dispatch that potentially deadly grounder. Eslinger said the realization of what he had done took some time to sink in. “It really came later that night, while I was talking with my platoon sergeant,” he said. “It hit me that ‘I could have died tonight; my soldiers could have died tonight.’” His platoon commander, in order to make sure Eslinger didn’t dwell on the episode and allow it to affect his future actions, put him right back to work. “Eight hours later I was back out on patrol” looking for the terrorist who had thrown the grenade, Eslinger said. It took even longer for his mother, Donna Behnke, to get a feel for what her son had done, but that was only because Eslinger didn’t tell her about it right away. “I didn’t find out about it until our congressman called to arrange for an interview,” said Behnke, who, along with Eslinger’s father Bruce, is now a resident of Texas. “He never mentioned it.” Behnke said Eslinger had been a high achiever all his life. In addition to athletics, he served as a peer counselor at Freedom. “He’s always been service-oriented; he liked to serve other people,” she said. “I would rather he not have jumped on a grenade, but I’m very proud to be his mom. I worry a little bit more now, but I do walk on air sometimes.” Behnke said Eslinger is currently at Ft. Benning, Ga., where he’s training as a member of the 75th Rangers. Moving to the elite special forces is just the next step in a career he credits his parents with making possible. “I’d like to thank my parents for all the support they’ve given me as I chase my dreams,” he said. “I feel very honored to receive the Silver Star and all the attention I’ve received. My soldiers challenge me every day, hold me to their standards, and trust me as their leader. Being a platoon commander is the best job in the whole world.”

Based on my recent activities it looks as though the economy is improving. Well, maybe not the economy, but certain business enterprises. As I have always maintained, this was not a recession, this is a new economy. The old ways of conducting business are now producing results in some cases but not in most. So, my recommendations throughout the year involved giving my readers new ways of doing business. And I decided that it was important to take my own advice, so I have joined forces with Amy Alvis, of Living Trusts by Amy. Amy has been an attorney for 12 years, and has been a local resident for 8 years. We will now be able to provide legal representation in broader areas (estate planning and business advice), and there will now be additional support to insure your matters are handled timely, efficiently and with the integrity you have come to expect from my office. Combining estate planning with business representation allows us to provide legal services for both individuals and businesses, and to provide for both simple and more complex representation in these areas. I will still be reviewing your contracts, leases, and assisting in the purchase

and sales of your businesses, but now this office can also review your personal issues and provide you the friendly down to earth touch that differentiates our office from typical legal offices. We’ll be at the same location for now, and you can still count on Kathy answering your calls in her helpful manner. Our new name will be Alvis, Frantz and Associates, a Professional Law Corporation. We’ll be having an open house on Tuesday, January 26, 2009 at 5:30 pm at our offices at 9030 Brentwood Blvd., Suite B, Brentwood, California. We’ll be serving fun foods and beverages. We look forward to meeting with you sharing our celebration. If you have any questions, please call Barbara at 925-516-1617 or Amy 925301-7195. The information above is not a substitute for seeking legal advice. Barbara Frantz, local resident for 16 years, has 32 years of legal experience, offering proven solutions for business owners to increase revenues and achieve their long range goals, and now also providing solutions to protect what you have worked so hard for. For a free special report on “Who to contact when a loved one passes”, please call the office at 925-516-1617 or email Barbara at barbara@ bfrantz.com. Law Offices of Barbara A. Frantz, All Rights Reserved. – Advertisement

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Power from page 3A ful behemoth has been slowly rising for the past two years at 3225 Wilbur Ave., next door to the gigantic smokestack at a Mirant-owned plant. PG&E’s plant can’t compete with the stature of that smokestack, but it features an emblem of its own, which looks like a gigantic carport. Instead of gigantic cars under the roof, there are five enormous fans, three of which were revolving during the media tour while the other two took a coffee break. Touring the facility is like wandering into a futuristic sci-fi setting where computers have taken over, ruling an industrialized, mechanistic world of pipes, beams, tubing and smoke stacks that collectively voice a gritty roar in one area that’s answered by a high-pitched screech in another.

County Supervisor Federal Glover presents a proclamation at Saturday’s inauguration ceremony for the Islamic Center of East Bay.

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Mosque from page 3A we were deeply saddened for all of you. Although a bad thing happened here … I’m so grateful you decided to stay here in Antioch. This is your home. You’re welcome here. You’re a part of our community. “I grew up in a household of very strong women, pioneer women. One of the things that was traditional in our family was that they made quilts. It takes each and every one of those patches together to make a strong quilt. You are all a part of that wonderful quilt of America. Without you, that quilt would not be as strong as it is today. We are indeed grateful to have you back in your home. With our sincere love and appreciation, congratulations.” Chaudhry said it had been a struggle to build the original mosque in the first place. “I started it with the help of a dozen friends from scratch without any money but with lots of hope – until it took us 10 years and over $300,000 collected virtually in the form of dollars and dimes until we got the place paid off,” he said. “Now once again I had to start all over again, but this time not from scratch but from a heap of debris and doubts.” He received appreciative laughter, particularly from the government officials in attendance, when he discussed the red tape he had to wade through to rebuild. “There was an endless challenge of meeting new fire and city department codes, which often ap-

Suit from page 1A not include the following discussion between the officers: Dillard: “I will never rent a Section 8 home, never. Never.” Bittner: “It is a nightmare.” Dillard: “They know that if they sit here and act ghetto enough, and scream and holler and yell enough, that decent, reasonable people will finally give in and just go away. Or – or cave in. And that’s what’s happening right now. And I feel sick that I am brokering it.” The LCCR motion states, “While it is clear why Defendant (City of Antioch) did not want to place this evidence before the Court, it is equally clear that it is highly improper to simply present an excised version as a complete exhibit.” But City Attorney Lynn Tracy Nerland responded via e-mail that city officials did nothing wrong by not presenting the entirety of the officers’ conversation: “Antioch has

peared as an impossible task,” he said. “They always smiled when they would hand over a new set of obligations. Perhaps Shakespeare wrote these lines for them: ‘One may smile and smile, and yet be a villain.’” State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier also drew laughter when he picked up on that theme in his remarks. “When you went through those trials and tribulations with the city and the county, they were just following state law, so it’s our fault,” he said. “There’s an old saying that we’re from the government and we’re here to help.” On a more serious note, Antioch Police Chief Jim Hyde summed up the feeling of many in his remarks: “It’s so wonderful to be here for the rededication, reopening of the Islamic Center of the East Bay. We stand shoulder to shoulder with our brothers and sisters in the Antioch community. You are the fabric of Antioch, the diversity of Antioch, the hard workers of Antioch. “It broke our hearts when the fire occurred, and the struggles and tough times you have been through. In helping folks through tough times, they first feel like they are a victim. Then they feel like they are a survivor. They are truly blessed when they become thrivers. Today you are thrivers. You’ve gone a great journey; you’ve done well; your home is beautiful. We stand shoulder to shoulder with you … to care for you and help raise your children. God bless you.”

provided tens of thousands of documents, tapes, databases etc. to plaintiffs’ attorneys at great cost of police department and other staff resources. Obviously, neither party is going to quote everything in their pleadings. “Whether Antioch chose to quote a private conversation between two officers sympathizing with the plight of a landlord dealing with a difficult tenant in a page-limited court filing doesn’t change the good work that the (police) Community Action Team is doing with Antioch residents of every background to address persistent criminal, nuisance and drug activities in their neighborhoods to make all Antioch neighborhoods safer.” LCCR attorney Kendra Fox-Davis said in a phone interview that the term “act ghetto” is racially coded language. “It’s one that came up often in some of the (Antioch) Quality of Life meetings, where community residents would accuse African-American Section 8 recipients of ‘acting ghetto’ and

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PG&E and other producers have been ordered by the state to provide 20 percent of their energy from renewable resources by next year and 33 percent by 2020. Time will tell whether low-efficiency, land-intensive energy sources like solar, wind and waves will make economic sense. Until then, our energy needs will largely be met by plants like the one that has risen some metallic City of Oz on Wilbur Avenue. The wizards who made it possible are certainly happy with the results. “It came on ahead of schedule, on budget and we had no loss time injuries during the whole construction of the plant or its operation,” said Randy Livingston, PG&E vice president of power generation. Power to the people – right on.

Bureau of Reclamation, said that the decision by the Obama administration to delay the project was the result of a September study by the Cal-Fed Science Project Panel, in which a group of independent entities examined the proposal and agreed that the 2Gates project required further study. “There was some question about the science that underpinned the project and left some questions as to whether it would perform as designed,” said Lucero. “We don’t want to spend public funds on something that isn’t robust enough to work. We’re going to be looking at the information we’ve received from the (science) panel and weigh the value versus cost … We felt it was in the public’s best interest to address the questions put forth by the science panel.” Guzzardo thinks so too, and believes that the strong voices of Discovery Bay residents played more than a minor role in the delay of the project. “We’ve been told by the bureau (of reclamation) that we started a hornet’s nest,” he said, “and obviously we did enough so that the top engineers from the Army Corp and Bureau of Reclamation are taking another look.” Lucero agreed the group might have made an impact on the decision to re-examine the project. “I think that the issues brought up by the Delta citizens was certainly part of the

review process,” said Lucero. “The decision to take another look at the project isn’t what I would say is a normal process, but it does happen.” According to Lucero, a date for the final determination on the 2-Gates project is anyone’s guess. What is clear is that the autumn 2010 deadline for construction of the gates is unlikely to be met. “We just don’t have any idea at this point as to when or if the project will proceed,” said Lucero. “It was a fast-tracked project to begin with, and our part of the project was to simply get the permitting done. And when these questions came up, the schedule slipped back. As far as the (original) construction deadline goes, that’s not going to happen.” And that’s just fine with Guzzardo and the SFBDF. “This is (just) a delay, but we’re happy they are slowing things down,” said Guzzardo. “We will, however, continue our studies in our area and watch and see what happens, because the end result is that if they decide to put the gates in, this will all be as if nothing happened. We definitely need to keep our eyes on it.” Donations to the SFBDF may be mailed to 4112 Windward Court, Discovery Bay , CA 94505. For more information on the 2-Gates project, visit www.nodeltagates. com. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

making other comments like ‘they need to go back to Richmond.’ Things that we understand are referring to African-American people and stereotypes,” she said. “In this particular call, the officer was interacting with an African-American Section 8 recipient, and the conversation appears in that context. He was clearly referring to her and making generalizations about people like her. It wasn’t said to her. It was said after the officers had finished their conversations with her and were just talking amongst themselves.” But Gary Gilbert, an African-American Antioch resident who has been a prominent supporter of the police, responded in a phone interview that that term is not necessarily racially charged. “The term ‘ghetto’ is used universally with every race there is,” he said. “It’s not pertinent to any particular race. I am well aware of Hispanics that use it, Asians that use it, whites that use and blacks that use it.

It is (referring to) a type of behavior. It’s not a racial term – it’s a behavioral term relevant to how someone acts. Or you can even term it as a socio-economic type of term, too – people that are financially disadvantaged.” Gilbert said that in numerous dealings with Antioch police he has not detected the racial bias alleged in the lawsuit. “In my opinion, their case (against the police) is coming apart at the seams, and they are grasping at straws to try to find anything they can to give their clients credibility,” he said. The request by the LCCR and other Bay Area advocacy groups, including the ACLU, to broaden the five women’s complaint into a class action suit applying to hundreds or thousands of Antioch African-American residents, will be considered by U.S. District Court Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at the courthouse, 1301 Clay St., Suite 400, in Oakland. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Hundreds run, walk for health, schools The 33rd Annual Holiday Run and Walk for Health at Contra Loma Regional Park in Antioch on Dec. 12 featured 351 runners. The event will help provide funds for local schools and libraries. The Holiday Run and Walk for Health features a 1-mile run/walk, a 3-mile run/walk, a 10-kilometer run and “kiddie dashes” for children 7 and under. Awards are made to overall winners and age-group winners in each race. The race-day activities also included a Health Fair featuring vendors providing health screening services, health information and healthy food and drinks. The top overall finishers in the 1-mile race (for children 12 and younger) were Alan Alltop of Walnut Creek, who finished first among the boys with a time of 6 minutes, 31 seconds, and Kristen Black of Antioch, who finished first among the girls with a time of 7:24. Black’s time was the seventh fastest recorded by a child 12 and younger in the 1-mile event’s history, dating back to 1991. Finishing first overall in the 3-mile race were Tony Palermini of Antioch in the men’s division with a time of 16:50, and Lisa Penzel of Oakland in the women’s division with a time of 21:08. In the 10-kilometer race, Juan Gomez of Livermore finished first among men with a time of 36:13, while Carmen Regalado of

Highlights from page 1B Athletic League championship for the first time in the young school’s history, posting a 14-1 league record (19-4 overall). In the fall Molsberry did likewise with the Heritage girls tennis team, which also won the BVAL championship for the first time, posting a 14-1 league record (16-1 overall). Freedom’s Bob Harris and Antioch’s Kaitlyn Simmaro won the individual titles. • Freedom teams dominated on the diamond this year. The girls softball team, led by ace pitcher and power hitter Hannah Williams,

Assemblyman Tom Torlakson addresses the runners before the beginning of the 1-mile race.

tioch meets on Tuesdays at 7 a.m. at Denny’s restaurant, 4823 Lone Tree Way in Antioch. You can learn more about the club at www. delta-antiochkiwanis.org. The top local finishers in each race by age group included (full results are available at www.holidayrun.org):

Antioch finished first among the women with a time of 46:47. The Holiday Run and Walk for Health is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of the DeltaAntioch and Assemblymember Tom Torlakson, a co-founder of the event. “I am so pleased that 351 people and their family members braved the rainy weather to participate in this year’s Holiday Run and Walk on our Contra Loma Regional Park courses,” said Torlakson. “My thanks go to all of the volunteers and sponsors who make this great kickoff to the holiday season possible. In addition to helping send a healthy message to our children and our community, the Holiday Run is a great way to support our local schools and libraries.”

“The Holiday Run and Walk is an exciting way for our club volunteers to serve the children in our community,” said Kiwanis Club of the Delta-Antioch President Tique Lee Caul. “This annual event is one of our club’s major community activities. I want to thank all of our runners, volunteers and event sponsors for contributing to the Holiday Run and Walk’s continued success.” The Holiday Run and Walk for Health’s grant awards for libraries and schools will be made at an Awards Breakfast at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at the Lone Tree Golf Course and Events Center in Antioch. For more information, visit www.holidayrun.org or call Martha Parsons at 925-890-2665. The Kiwanis Club of the Delta-An-

•1-mileRun/Walk:OverallFemale–KristenBlack(Antioch),7:24;Females Age 1-6 – Cataliya O’Connor (Antioch), 10:08; Females age 7-9 – Camille Dyars (Antioch), 8:44; Females Age 10-12 – Kristen Black (Antioch), 7:24. • 3-mile Run/Walk: Overall Male – Tony Palermini (Antioch), 16:50; Males Age 10-12 – Alex Robinson (Antioch), 23:09; Males Age 13-15 – Nick Wedl (Antioch), 22:12; Males Age 16-18 – Thomas Plowright (Brentwood), 17:09; Males Age 19-24 – Tony Palermini (Antioch), 16:50; Males Age 30-34 – Jeff Bilodeau (Brentwood), 20:11; Males Age 35-39 – Chris Hoye (Oakley), 32:37; Males Age 45-49 – Mark Luna (Antioch), 23:16; Males Age 50-59 – Grant Kiba (Brentwood), 22:25; Males Age 60-69 – Paul Murphy (Oakley), 23:42; Males Age 70 and up – Bob Hall (Antioch), 56:48; Females Age 1-9 – Maddy Hoye (Oakley) 34:23; Females Age 10-12 – Megan Bonwell (Antioch), 27:55; Females Age 13-15: Stephanie Siemens (Antioch), 22:43; Females Age 16-18 – Fiona James (Antioch), 23:05; Females Age 25-29 – Melissa Madrigal (Antioch), 30:45; Females Age 30-34 – Tina Bilodeau (Brentwood), 25:42; Females Age 45-49 – Joyce Stephenson (Antioch), 29:11; Females Age 50-59 – Kristy Sarconi (Antioch), 31:56; Females Age 60-69 – Janan Roybal (Antioch), 30:54; Females Age 70 and up – Patricia Brown (Antioch), 49:44. • 10-Kilometer Run: Overall Females: Carmen Regalado (Antioch), 46:47; Males Age 14-18 – Paul Matejcek (Antioch), 36:48; Males Age 30-39 – Jason O’Connor (Antioch), 41:53; Males Age 60-69 – Dennis Tracy (Brentwood), 44:58; Females Age 14-18 – Cora Williams (Brentwood), 46:59; Females Age 19-29 – Carmen Regalado (Antioch), 46:47; Females Age 30-39 – Maria Bruno (Brentwood), 50:15; Females Age 50-59 – Jenny Everard (Antioch), 56:28.

finished 23-4 overall and were undefeated in league play. Unfortunately, the Falcons lost the NCS championship game 2-0 to a tough Livermore team. The boys baseball team went all the way, however, beating De La Salle 3-0 in the Oakland Coliseum on the strength of Freedom’s star lefty Billy Wardell, who threw a one-hitter and went 10-1 on the season. Wardell twice scraped himself up off the dirt after suffering injuries in playoff games to get the wins. • Deer Valley dominated in most of the fall sports. The girls golf team went undefeated

in league play and won the BVAL team title, although Lauren Condor of Heritage three-peated as individual champion. The Deer Valley girls water polo team shared the league title with Liberty. • The Wolverines girls volleyball team had another powerhouse year, going undefeated in league play (24-12 overall) and making it into the third round of the NCS playoffs. • And Deer Valley’s football team was nearly unstoppable all season, going 11-0 before finally falling in a surprising 0-26 loss to Pittsburg, a team they had beaten earlier

35-33, in perhaps the most exciting game of the BVAL season. • The final chapter has yet to be written on the winter sports now underway, but exciting things will be happening. Liberty, Heritage and Deer Valley are fielding strong girls basketball teams. The Deer Valley, Freedom and Heritage boys basketball teams have posted winning preseasons. In soccer, the Freedom and Liberty girls have kicked off their seasons strong, but there looks to be more parity in boys play this year so far. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Remarkable Relay for Life This article was originally published on June 19, 2009. It all seemed so random: There was a Star Wars Storm Trooper, boys wearing bras, people receiving back rubs; a jogger checking his watch, an older woman resting on a bench, footballs and soccer balls sailing about; the driving jazz emanating from the stage, the soft glow of ON hundreds of luminaria. There was, of EADLINE course, a uniform purpose to all the activity going on at Liberty High School’s Ohmstede Stadium last weekend: cancer. More specifically, the hundreds of people RICK circling the track, LEMYRE handing out food, selling glow sticks and manning booths festooned with signs like the one that read “Save the Ta Tas!” were there to support survivors of the dreaded disease, remember those who had succumbed, and raise money for a cure. Locals mustered nearly 100 teams to take turns walking during the 24-hour event, and many more, such as I, did so on their own. For me, it was in remembrance of my mother, Barbara, and nephew, Matthew, who were taken by cancer, and to bolster my cousin Karen and friend Carol, whose battles continue. The hundreds of volunteers who played music, counted money, signed up walkers, hung banners and emptied trash bins not only transformed Ohmstede Stadium from a football field into a joyful, energy-filled venue, they brought the community together as a whole, no mean feat. Previously, the CornFest had been the big social event of the year in Brentwood. That celebration of food, family and fun is still the best such event around, but in my mind, the Relay For Life and its mission to celebrate, remember and fight back might just have supplanted it as the premier, go-to event each year. Event chair Jeff Schults and his cochair Joy Benson, along with the tireless work done by many others this year and in previous years, have made it so. Together they raised more than $200,000 this time around, a remarkable achievement. More importantly, they’ve all provided a way for people to demonstrate the true meaning of community in all the wonderfully diverse ways I saw last weekend. For all who were there, and who saw the powerful good that can come from uniting for a cause, the event meant more than just the money it contributed to the fight against cancer. It was an affirmation of life that will stay with them long after cancer is only mentioned in history books. Thank you for that.

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The 2010 Relay For Life will be held May 1 and 2 in Oakley, June 12 and 13 in Brentwood, and June 26 and 27 in Antioch. For more information, visit www.relay. acsevents.org.

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he East Bay Stars continued their dominance on the diamond with a 4-0 performance in the Super Series 19U Wood Bat Only Tournament in Sacramento, taking the team to a 12-0 record. Comprised of local players 15 to 18 years of age, the Stars scored an impressive 23 runs while their solid defense and pitching allowed only three. In the front row, from left, are Coach Mark Leasure, Ryan Morris, Jason Gregory and Justin Chase; back row: Coach Steve Brown, Coach Ken Leasure, Jack Sawyer, Scott Harris, Austin Evanski, Robert Ramos, Dylan Fahkimi, James Shropshire and Ryan Heinle.

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Brentwood’s NorCal Titans baseball club has been a success both on and off the field. The Titans now field five teams in four age divisions (9U, 10U, 11U and two 12U teams) fielding not merely top-level athletes, but diligent students – 21 of its players have earned Honor Roll or Honor Society status at their schools. In the front row, from left, are Jake Opelski, Jake Cosgrove, Dominic Spratto and Dominic Gallegos; center row: Marcos Roberts, Logan Huntze, Gino Sabey, Anthony Beckstead and Stephen Murphy; and back row: Noah Daubin, Nicholas Dicicco, Chris Troye, Donny Babb, Daniel Glorioso, Brooklin Hardiman, Walker Brinkman and Coach Eric Opelski. Not pictured are Dalton Melendez, Ben Withers, Zach Jorgensen and Jimmy Kabrich. For further team information, see www.norcaltitansbaseball.com.


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an Antioch resident who’s a mild-mannered auditor for a CPA firm by day and a punk/ goth roller zombie by night. “I love the camaraderie. I grew up in North Pole, Alaska. I didn’t know anybody here. Now I have 24 friends. Derby girls bond for life. They are like my sisters. I also love watching my girls, especially the ones who couldn’t skate before. We just become strong, empowered women. Everything a modern woman should be: she should be beautiful and tough at the same time. Derby girls really grow into that. I love that about derby.” Cemetery Mary, who declined to reveal her real name, preferring to stick with her roller derby moniker, is the Dr. Frankenstein who brought the Undead Bettys to life. Three years ago she tried out for the Bay Area Derby Girls, but didn’t make the team and then skated for a while with the Port City Roller Girls in Stockton before giving up because she couldn’t get to the 6 p.m. practices from her job in San Francisco. “I sat around for a year saying, ‘I want to play derby so bad it’s in my blood,’” she said. So, last summer she decided to start her own team, placing a posting on Craigslist and passing out fliers at the Mutiny Bar in Antioch. Amazingly, 60 women showed up for the introductory meeting, but then only one of them showed up at the team’s first practice two weeks later. Mary decided to keep trying for the rest of the year and eventually got 10 players together who skated on the basketball courts at Dallas Ranch Middle School last fall and winter. As the weather got colder and the rains started to pour, she called up Jeff Warrenburg, owner of Paradise Skate rink and got a great deal on rink time because he wanted to support the team. In March, 14 more women showed up for the Monday and Wednesday night practices and suddenly they had a team. The Bettys are mostly from East County, ranging in experience from those who had never put on skates before to former semi-pro ice skaters and roller derby

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players. “It’s been a long road,” said Mary. “In December I wasn’t sure we were going to make it.” The Bettys, who are considered a B team, have played two bouts so far, losing both to more experienced teams: an away match in Santa Cruz on May 16 and a home match against the Central Valley Roller Girls on June 27. But the Bettys learned a lot from the experience and are pleased that more than 300 people showed up for their home bout, although they only broke even on expenses. “Every time we skate an A team we learn something we need to work on by our September bout,” said Mary. “My girls skated their heart out, so I am proud. They took it as a win. Three girls on the track had never bouted before; three more, it was their second bout only. Considering we had very limited bout experience, we did really, really well – much better than a lot of leagues expected us to. A lot of teams lose for the first year or two until the girls learn to skate.” Although the name Undead Bettys seems like the natural choice for a team pieced together by someone named Cemetery Mary, it actually wasn’t their first choice. They were originally called the Brawlin’ Bettys, but a team in Santa Barbara stole that name from them; and rather than engage in costly litigation, they decided to change their name. “They want me to put a story on the Web site that we were stabbed in the back by the Brawling Bettys, and rose from the dead and came back and stormed the derby world,” said Mary. At a practice last week, Mary gave flowers and a hug to Candi Razor, aka Candice Sanabria-Harrigan, an Antioch resident and customer service rep for a property management firm, for acting as the “bout pimp,” or event manager, for their home match. Razor didn’t know much about roller derby before she saw one of Mary’s fliers a half-year ago and decided to check out a practice. She liked what she saw and now she’s hooked. “It was really great,” she said. “I am an

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n one of our favorite sports photos of 2009, Freedom Falcons freshman soccer forward Amy Yonemoto uses her head in the season finale against the Liberty Lions.

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active person anyway. It was right up my alley, where it was exercise but not a regimen like going to a gym. We could make it fun while we worked out. I have had fun every week. We are all very close. They are almost like a second family. When one falls, we all stop and make sure she’s OK, whether they fell (on their own) or we hit them with a rough check. I am happy that I found it and feel that I will be involved for quite some time. “We are such a wide area of a huge spectrum of different kinds of people. It’s really kind of nice to see people from different backgrounds who can work together

as a whole and become as close as we have, become a close-knit family in such a short amount of time. I would do anything for these girls. I would encourage as many people as possible to check it out. Even the guys, because we have referees. We go to dinner together, skate together, go to movies. It’s kind of a cool group to be a part of.” Mary would like to get 16 more players on board so that they could have two full teams, which would allow them to afford more rink time and be able throw more home bouts and scrimmages. For more information, go online to www.undeadbettys.com.


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OBITUARY Tommy Joe Ray, Sr. Tommy Joe Ray, Sr., a longtime resident of Antioch, died peacefully at the age of 73 on Christmas Eve, surrounded by family and friends. He was a 1954 Antioch High School and Laney College graduate. Tommy Joe worked for 44 years in the newspaper industry. He was an active parishioner of Holy Rosary Church, involved with Holy Names

Society, St. Vincent de Paul, and taught CCD. Tommy Joe enjoyed traveling, fishing, and family gatherings. He is survived by his wife, Carmen; sons, Tommy Joe and Robert; brothers, John Ray, Ronald Ray and Raymond Lanier; and sisters, Mattie Perry and Norma Harwell. Services are pending through Holy Cross Cemetery, 2200 E. 18th St. in Antioch (925-757-0658).

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008710-00 The name of the business (es): Mountain Mike’s Pizza Located at: 1185 2nd Street, Suite M In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Luis Miguel Seita and Melissa Marie Seita, 864 Havasu Court, Livermore, CA 94551. 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: Luis M. Seita This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 9, 2009 By: Mary Imbrie, Deputy Expires: December 9, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: December 18, 25, 2009, January 1, 8, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008474-00 The name of the business (es): Tied Together Prayers Located at: 1714 Dune Point Way In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Lynda Diane Gaskin and Jesse Thomas Gaskin III, 1714 Dune Point Way, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. 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: Lynda D. Gaskin This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 1, 2009 By: Dancia Cox, Deputy Expires: December 1, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: December 11, 18, 25, 2009, January 1, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008472-00 The name of the business (es): Cortona Park Located at: 150 Cortona Way In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Mailing: c/o: Susan Jeffrey, 330 N. Wabash, #1400, Chicago, IL 60611 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): BKD Cortona Park, LLC, 1209 Orange Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/ A. Signature of registrant: John P. RijosManaging Member This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 1, 2009 By: Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires: December 1, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: December 25, 2009, January 1, 8, 15, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0007694-00 The name of the business (es): Brentwood Visitors Center Located at: 1066 Claremont Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Lillian Pierce, 1066 Clarement Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/ A. Signature of registrant: Lillian Pierce This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: October 28, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: October 28, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: December 11, 18, 25, 2009, January 1, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008490-00 The name of the business (es): EAST VALLEY PAINTING CO. Located at: 275 Washington Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Javier Sanchez, 275 Washington Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Javier Sanchez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 1, 2009 By: Mary Imbrie, Deputy Expires: December 1, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: December 11,18, 25, 2009, January 1, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008611-00 The name of the business (es): Gunner’s Mobile Welding Located at: 5100 Edgeview Drive In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Kevin D. Ford, 3045 Taylor Lane, Byron, CA 94514. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on12/7/09. Signature of registrant: Kevin D. Ford This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 7, 2009 By: Liz Gutierrez, Deputy Expires: December 7, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: December 18, 25, 2009, January 1, 8, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-228938-C Loan No. 0810032947 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/13/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding

title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: ANTHONY SUICO AND FLORDELIZA SUICO, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded 3/20/2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0080341-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:1/29/ 2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 2016 MINT DRIVE BRENTWOOD, CA 94513-0000 APN #: 016-390-004 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $554,018.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. 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 or 2923.55. Date: 1/1/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3377746 01/- 08/2010, 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 1, 8, 15, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-227661-C Loan No. 7442544300 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/7/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: JEFFREY S. MOORE, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY. Recorded 2/15/2007 as Instrument No. 20070046587-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:1/15/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 1304 HORNE COURT BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 APN #: 017-460-033 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $552,420.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. 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 or 2923.55. Date: 12/17/2009 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3378589 12/- 25/2009, 01/01/2010, 01/08/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 25, 2009, January 1, 8, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-226811-C Loan No. 0390011617 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/6/1994. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances,

to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: MARILYN K. FREITAS, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded 9/14/1994 as Instrument No. 94 225491 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:1/8/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 2092 HOMECOMING WAY BRENTWOOD, CA 94513-2192 APN #: 018-340-011 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $69,985.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. 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 or 2923.55. Date: 12/10/2009 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3353272 12/- 18/2009, 12/25/2009, 01/01/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 18, 25, 2009, January 1, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0067901 Title Order No. 09-8197957 Investor/Insurer No. 145651019 APN No. 016-360- 017-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/15/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: ROBERT D SERKIZ, A UNMARRIED MAN., dated 08/15/2006 and recorded 08/18/06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0262509-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/21/2010 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: 1904 PAPRIKA DRIVE, BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. 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 $689,451.59. 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: 08/- 22/2009 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# 3389067 01/01/2010, 01/08/2010, 01/15/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 1, 8, 15, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No: A501506 CA Unit Code: A Loan No: 49883245/LEE AP #1: 017-460-055 SEASIDE FINANCIAL CORPORATION, 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 con-

veyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: JIMMY A. LEE, GRACE B. DEJESA Recorded December 16, 2005 as Instr. No. 2005-048307500 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 September 22, 2009 as Instr. No. 20090224368 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 NOVEMBER 29, 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. 1395 SUNFLOWER LANE, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 “(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: JANUARY 21, 2010, 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 $643,394.19. 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 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: December 23, 2009 SEASIDE FINANCIAL CORPORATION as said Trustee, as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary NANCY YOUNG, 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.ascentex.com/websales. TAC# 878856C PUB: 01/01/10, 01/08/10, 01/15/10 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 1, 8, 15, 2010

the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including fees and expenses of sale. The total amount of the unpaid principal balance, interest thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is $692,814.63. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c), the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one or more of the following methods: by telephone, by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting or the borrower has surrendered the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent and that the compliance with Civil Code Section 2923.5 was made at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of this Notice of Sale. The mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: it has obtained a final or temporary order of exemption and said order is current and valid as of the date of the Notice and the time frame set forth in California Civil Code 2923.54 does not apply or California Civil Code 2923.54 does not cover this loan. Dated: 12/23/09 REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Trustee By: JEAN GREAGOR, AUTHORIZED AGENT Agent for Trustee: AGENCY SALES AND POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 Telephone Number: (800) 542-2550 Sale Information: (714) 730-2727 or http://www.rtrustee. com ASAP# 3367407 12/25/2009, 01/01/2010, 01/08/2010 Brentwood No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 25, 23009, January 1, 8, 2010

to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3362149 12/- 18/2009, 12/25/2009, 01/01/2010 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: December 18, 25, 2009, January 1, 2010

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Jessica Lopez, 313 East Home Street, Oakley, CA 94561 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Jessica Lopez FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-1846 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Jessica Lopez filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Adriana Elizebeth Threatt to Proposed Name: Adriana Elizebeth Broussard 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 2/2/10 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: OAKLEY PRESS b. Petitioner is to bring the child’s birth certificate to the hearing. Petitioner is to have the Father named on the birth certificate personally served. Date: December 9, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 18, 25, 2009, January 1, 8, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. 05-FSL- 83971 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/31/2006. 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 January 15, 2010, at 10:00 AM, AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREET, in the City of MARTINEZ, County of CONTRA COSTA, State of CALIFORNIA, REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by: ARTHUR D KOSKI, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustors, recorded on 11/8/2006, as Instrument No. 20060358871- 00, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, or cashier’s check (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States) without warranty express or implied as to title, use, possession or encumbrances, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it as such Trustee, in and to the following described property situated in the aforesaid County and State, to-wit: TAX PARCEL NO. 016-370-006-5 From information which the Trustee deems reliable, but for which Trustee makes no representation or warranty, the street address or other common designation of the above described property is purported to be 709 MARJORAM DRIVE , BRENTWOOD, CA 94513. Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-313871-AB Order # 090661574-CA-DCO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/8/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): GILBERTO RAMON VILLA , A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 3/24/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0090334-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/- 7/2010 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: $465,066.20 The purported property address is: 3798 FRANK HENGEL DR OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037-520-031 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 HSBC Bank USA, National Association 2929 Walden Avenue Depew NY 14043 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: 12/18/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login

LIEN SALE NOTICE Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 3071 of the Civil Code of the State of California, the undersigned, Manwill’ s Tow Company, 182 Poinsettia Ave., Bay Point, CA, 94565, will conduct a public sale on January 19, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. on the following vehicle: 2004 Toyota, VIN #: 5TENL42N64Z323407, CA License Plate 8N89311. Lienholder has the right to bid at said sale. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: January 1, 2010 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: November 25, 2009 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: LOBATOS ISABEL The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 8300 BRENTWOOD BLVD. #B&C BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Type of license(s) Applied for: 41 - ON - SALE BEER AND WINE - EATING PLACE Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date(s): January 1, 8, 15, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Giselle Nicole Nieto, 2017 Mint Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Giselle Nicole Nieto FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-0828 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Giselle Nicole Nieto filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Giselle Nicole Nieto to Proposed Name: Giselle Nieto 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: 2/4/10 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: dECEMBER 10, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 18, 25, 2009, January 1, 8, 2010 SUMMONS (Family Law) NOTICE TO RESPONDENT:NABIL HILMI HOURIEH YOU ARE BEING SUED Petitioner’s Name is:YVETTE MARGOT HOURIEH CASE NUMBER: D09-02310 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. CASE NUMBER: D09-02310 1. The name and address of the court are: Contra Costa Superior Court, 751 Pine Street, Martinez, CA 94553 2. The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: YVETTE MARGOT HOURIEH 1200 MISSION DRIVE ANTIOCH, CA 94509 DATE: May 14, 2009 Clerk, by: A. Paladino, Deputy NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served as an individual. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Published: December 18, 25, 2009, January 1, 8, 2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008481-00 The name of the business (es): Awning Detailers Located at: 1781 Vinyard Drive, Suite 110 In: Antioch, CA 94509, Mailing: P.O. Box 1236, Antioch, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Eric John Leseberg. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/1/95. Signature of registrant: Eric J. Leseberg This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 1, 2009 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: December 1, 2014 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish: December 11,18, 25, 2009, January 1, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20090015000348 Title Order No.: 090395864 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/05/- 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 05/12/- 2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0150312-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: ANGEL C. PACHECO AND RAMONITA T. PACHECO, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’SCHECK/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: 01/07/2010 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: 331 JIMNO AVE, PITTSBURG, CALIFORNIA 94565 APN#: 086-092-027 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 $364,693.34. 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 Authorized Agent Dated: 12/18/2009 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 750019013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3374593 12/18/2009, 12/- 25/2009, 01/01/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: December 18, 25, 2009, January 1, 2010


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SUMMONS (CIVIL) LUCIA ALBERS CLARK COUNTY, NV CASE NUMBER A-09-602239 DEPT. NO.: XVIII COMMERCE CRG OF NEVADA, LLC, a Nevada Limited Liability Company; Plaintiff vs.LUCIA ALBERS, an individual; and DOES 110, inclusive, Defendants. NOTICE! YOU HAVE BEEN SUED. THE COURT MAY DECIDE AGAINST YOU WITHOUT YOUR BEING HEARD UNLESS YOU RESPOND WITHIN 20 DAYS. READ THE INFORMATION BELOW. TO THE DEFENDANT(S) A Petition has been filed by the Plaintiff against you for the relief set forth in the Petition.1. If you intend to defend the Petition, within 20 days after this Summons is served on you, exclusive of the day of service, you must do the following:a) File with the Clerk of this Court, whose address is shown below, a formal written response to the Petition in accordance with the rules of the Court. b) Serve a copy of your response upon the attorney whose name and address is shown below. 2. Unless you respond, your default will be entered upon application of the Plaintiff and this Court may enter a judgment against you for the relief demanded in the Petition, which could result in the taking of money or property or other relief requested in the Petition. 3. If you intend to seek the advice of an attorney in this matter, you should do so promptly so that your response may be filed on time. 4. The State of Nevada, its political subdivisions, agencies, officers, employees, board members, commission members and legislators, each have 45 days after service of this Summons within which to file an Answer or other responsive pleading to the Petition. CASE NUMBER A-09-602239 DEPT. NO.: XVIII Submitted by: LAW OFFICES OF JOHN BENEDICT Nevada Bar No. 005581, 2190 E. Pebble Road, Suite 260, Las Vegas, NV 89123 (702) 333-3700 E-mail: john. benedict.law@gmail.comAttorney for: Commerce CRG of Nevada, LLC DZIMINSKI & ASSOCIATES, Brian R. Dziminski, Esq. Nevada Bar No. 008436, 2190 E. Pebble Eoad, Suite 260, Las Vegas, NV 89123 (702) 333-3773 E-mail: brd@ dziminskilaw.comAttorney for: Commerce CRG of Nevada, LLC CLERK OF COURT: Laura Reveles, Deputy Clerk Date: October 23, 2009 Clark County Courthouse 200 Lewis Avenue Las Vegas, Nevada 89155 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273Publish Dates: January 1, 8, 15, 22, 2010

code section 2923.53 that 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. 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: December 12, 2009. (R-279241 12/18/09, 12/25/09, 01/01/10) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 18, 25, 2009, January 1, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-194370-C Loan No. 0359285173 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/16/2006. 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. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: JORGE DIAZ, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded 10/27/- 2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0345145-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:1/22/ 2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 1305 VENTURA DRIVE PITTSBURG, California 94565- 0000 APN #: 088-272-001 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $448,565.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. 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 or 2923.55. Date: 12/21/2009 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3386211 01/- 01/2010, 01/08/2010, 01/15/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 1, 8, 15, 2010 BETHEL ISLAND MUNICIPAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Bethel Island Municipal Improvement District will, on January 21, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, at the BIMID Hall, 3085 Stone Road, Bethel Island, CA, hold public hearings to consider amending and readopting the following specific chapters of Ordinance 9 (Regulating and Controlling Activities On or Near Levees): Chapters 9.07, 9.08, 9.09, and 9.11. In addition, the Board of Directors will also consider making a determination under the California Environmental Quality Act. The Board may consider amending and readopting each Chapter separately. The proposed amendment of Chapter 9.07 “ NON-VEHICULAR ACTIVITIES AND OBJECTS IN LEVEE SETBACK AREA AND ON LEVEE RAMPS” would adopt regulations pertaining to non- vehicular activities and objects in the levee setback area and on levee ramps. The proposed amendment of Chapter 9.08 “ VEHICLES ON THE LEVEE” would adopt regulations pertaining to the operation of motor vehicles on the levee, the identification of the restricted portions of the levee, the identification of designated levee parking areas, traffic devices on the levee and traffic control signs on the levee. The proposed amendment of Chapter 9.09 “ DISTRICT APPROVAL TO OPERATE OR PARK A MOTOR VEHICLE ON THE RESTRICTED PORTION OF THE LEVEE” would adopt regulations pertaining to application for, and granting of, District Approvals to operate or park a motor vehicle on the restricted portion of the levee. The proposed amendment of Chapter 9.11 “ ENTRIES UPON PRIVATE PROPERTY NEAR THE LEVEE” would adopt regulations pertaining to the District’ s entry upon private property near the levee, including notice requirements and when notice is not required. The above is a summary of the proposed amendments. A reading of the entire proposed amendments may be necessary in order to obtain a full understanding of all of the proposed changes. Copies of the proposed amendments are on file and open for inspection at the District’ s Office located

at 3085 Stone Road, Bethel Island, CA 94511. The proposed amendments themselves may be amended by the Board of Directors at the hearing. Dated: December 17, 2009. /s/ Marguerite Lawry, President of the Board of Directors Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 1, 8, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-196725-C Loan No. 7441851227 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/24/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: DAWNINE ROBERTS, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded 8/4/2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0247146-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:1/15/ 2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 1821 GAMAY DRIVE OAKLEY, California 94561 APN #: 035-533-005 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $358,154.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. 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 or 2923.55. ETS Services, LLC Date: 12/14/2009 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3378379 12/- 25/2009, 01/01/2010, 01/08/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 25, 2009, January 1, 8, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1238011-02 APN: TRA: LOAN NO: Xxxxxx6020 REF: Medina, David IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED May 14, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On January 07, 2010, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded June 01, 2007, as Inst. No. 20070159908-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: David S Medina An Unmarried Man and Steven Salcedo 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: 1726 Fairhaven Court Oakley CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be 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: $585,332.33. 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. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in civil code ‘a7 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. DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It 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; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55. Chase Home Finance LLC Name: Ann Thorn Title: First Vice President 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: December 15, 2009. (R-277886 12/18/09, 12/25/09, 01/01/10) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 18, 25, 2009, January 1, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-210762-C Loan No. 7439506544 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/31/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: ERIC WORCESTER, A MARRIED MAN Recorded 6/15/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0217127-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 1/15/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 5367 GOLD CREEK CIRCLE DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94514 APN #: 011-500-062 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $469,769.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. 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 or 2923.55. ETS Services, LLC Date: 12/17/2009 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3378567 12/- 25/2009, 01/01/2010, 01/08/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 25, 2009, January 1, 8, 2010

TRUSTOR: PAUL W. HANNAN, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded 1/23/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0022647-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 1/8/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 4355 OAKDALE PLACE PITTSBURG, CA 94565-0000 APN #: 089422- 008-6 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $354,487.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. 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 or 2923.55. Date: 12/15/2009 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3362310 12/- 18/2009, 12/25/2009, 01/01/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 18, 25, 2009, January 1, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-228306-C Loan No. 0359247977 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/16/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: MARCUS JEFFERSON AND ANDREA JEFFERSON, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded 11/29/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0457765-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:1/- 22/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 542 SCUDERO CIRCLE PITTSBURG, CA 94565-0000 APN #: 085-252-052 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $387,188.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. 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 or 2923.55. T.S. No. GM-228306-C Loan No. 0359247977 ETS Services, LLC Date: 12/23/2009 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3369576 01/- 01/2010, 01/08/2010, 01/15/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 1, 8, 15, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-226568-C Loan No. 0359493278 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/12/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: SIGIFREDO HERNANDEZ, A MARRIED

MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded 2/23/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0054627-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:1/8/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 27 NAUTILUS COURT PITTSBURG, CA 94565-0000 APN #: 095-191- 033 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $395,508.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. 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 or 2923.55. Date: 12/8/2009 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3370509 12/- 18/2009, 12/25/2009, 01/01/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 18, 25, 2009, January 1, 2010

91716 For Sale Information: (714)7302727, www.fidelityasap.com or www. priorityposting.com TO NOTIFY TRUSTEE OF BANKRUPTCY FILINGS, PLEASE FAX FACE PAGE OF BANKRUPTCY PETITION TO (909) 397-3914 Betty Schwab , Trustee Sales Officer HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 3372714 12/18/2009, 12/- 25/2009, 01/01/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: December 18, 25, 2009, January 1, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1235481-01 APN: 011- 360-013 TRA: 60055 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx1285 REF: Woodcock, Steven IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED February 03, 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 January 07, 2010, at 1:30pm, Cal- Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded February 13, 2006, as Inst. No. 2006- 0045473-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Steven L. Woodcock and Lori A. Woodcock, 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: 2322 Cambridge Dr Discovery Bay CA 94514 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: $430,015.61. 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. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in civil code ‘a7 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to civil

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-210607-C Loan No. 0713914689 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/11/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 74-34700-3 Title Order No.090544861 APN 051-410-024 The mortgage loan servicer has obtained a final order of exemption pursuant to CA CIV. CODE 2923.53 that is current and valid as of the date that the Notice of Trustee’s Sale was filed or given. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/26/2005. 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 01/07/2010 at 10:00AM, HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 11/03/2005, as Instrument 20050427874-00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: RAMOND YEOH, AN UNMARRIED MAN AND GARY WU, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, AS TENANTS IN COMMON, as Trustor, MERS as Beneficiary and HSBC MORTGAGE CORPORATION (USA) as Lender (Original Lender) and HSBC NY, as current Servicer/Lender, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 3005 ALMONDRIDGE DRIVE, ANTIOCH, CA 94509. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $548,243.47 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. CONDITION OF SALE: The successful bidder will be required to pay county documentary transfer tax, any city tax, and any other applicable taxes or fees (including, but not limited to, the fee for recording Preliminary Change of Ownership report) to the auctioneer at the time of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 12/09/2009 HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION P.O. BOX 60145 CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. CA-MOR- 095351 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/1/2005. 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 January 7, 2010, at 10:00 AM, AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREET, in the City of MARTINEZ, County of CONTRA COSTA, State of CALIFORNIA, ASSET FORECLOSURE SERVICES, INC., a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by: HUMBERTO GARCIA, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustors, recorded on 8/11/2005, as Instrument No. 20050301252- 00, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION 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. Property is being sold “as is - where is”. TAX PARCEL NO. 037- 270071 From information which the Trustee deems reliable, but for which Trustee makes no representation or warranty, the street address or other common designation of the above described property is purported to be 700 CALICO WAY, OAKLEY, CA 94561. Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including fees and expenses of sale. The total amount of the unpaid principal balance, interest thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is $364,301.00. WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. SALE INFORMATION LINE: 714-730- 2727 or www. fidelityasap.com Dated: 12/09/2009 ASSET FORECLOSURE SERVICES, INC., AS By Georgina Rodriguez, Foreclosure Assistant ASAP# 3373401 12/18/2009, 12/25/2009, 01/01/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 18, 25, 2009, January 1, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008978-00 The name of the business (es): The Boat Shop Located at: 2140 Gateway Road In: Bethel Island, CA 94511, Mailing: P.O. Box 644, Bethel Island, CA 94511 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Kurt Pressler and Denise Pressler, 3583 Willow Road, Bethel Island, CA 94511. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 6/1/96. Signature of registrant: Kurt Pressler This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 23, 2009 By: Dancia Cox, Deputy Expires: December 23, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: January 1, 8, 15, 22, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008339-00 The name of the business (es): Rubio’s Pool & Spa Care Located at: 76 Beach Drive In: Bay Point, CA 94565 Mailing: P.O. Box 5417, Bay Point, CA 94565 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Raul Rubio, 76 Beach Drive, Bay Point, CA 94565. 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: Raul Rubio This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: November 20, 2009 By: Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires: November 20, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: December 18, 25, 2009, January 1, 8, 2010


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-228473-C Loan No. 0307714856 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/27/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: DAVID D TARZI, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded 8/3/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0245325- 00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:1/22/ 2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 2286 CAMBRIDGE DR DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94514 APN #: 011-360-019 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $643,548.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. 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 or 2923.55. Date: 12/25/2009 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3372106 01/- 01/2010, 01/08/2010, 01/15/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 1, 8, 15, 2010

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. DATE: December 10, 2009 Elaine Malone Assistant Secretary & Assistant Vice President Aztec Foreclosure Corporation c/o 4665 MacArthur Court, Suite 250 Newport Beach, CA 92660 Phone: (800) 731-0850 or (602) 222-5711 Fax: (847)627- 8803 For Trustee’s Sale Information Call 714-730-2727 http://www. lpsasap.com www.aztectrustee. com ASAP# 3367413 12/18/2009, 12/25/2009, 01/01/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 18, 25, 2009, January 1, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20090159909656 Title Order No.: 090629587 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/27/- 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 03/08/- 2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0070960-00 , Modified under Inst. No. 2009-0009310-00, filed 1/20/- 09 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: ELIZABETH PHILLIPS, 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: 01/07/2010 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: 1506 YOSEMITE CIRCLE, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 033-360-030 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 $601,568.64. 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 Authorized Agent Dated: 12/18/2009 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 750019013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3361445 12/18/2009, 12/- 25/2009, 01/01/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 18, 25, 2009, January 1, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 74-34880-3 Title Order No.090584499 APN 041-230-040 The mortgage loan servicer has obtained a final order of exemption pursuant to CA CIV. CODE 2923.53 that is current and valid as of the date that the Notice of Trustee’s Sale was filed or given. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/02/2004. 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 01/21/2010 at 10:00AM, HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 11/09/2004, as Instrument 2004-0429146-00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: JOSE MANLAPAZ AND TERESITA MANLAPAZ, as Trustor, HSBC MORTGAGE CORPORATION (USA) (Original Lender) and HSBC NY, as current Servicer/Lender, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA, all right, title and interest con-

veyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2099 GARDEN COURT, OAKLEY, CA 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $315,954.18 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. CONDITION OF SALE: The successful bidder will be required to pay county documentary transfer tax, any city tax, and any other applicable taxes or fees (including, but not limited to, the fee for recording Preliminary Change of Ownership report) to the auctioneer at the time of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 12/23/09 HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION P.O. BOX 60145 CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA 91716 For Sale Information: (714)7302727, www.fidelityasap.com or www. priorityposting.com TO NOTIFY TRUSTEE OF BANKRUPTCY FILINGS, PLEASE FAX FACE PAGE OF BANKRUPTCY PETITION TO (909) 397-3914 Betty Schwab , Trustee Sales Officer HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 3389958 01/01/2010, 01/- 08/2010, 01/15/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 1, 8, 15, 2010

be required to pay county documentary transfer tax, any city tax, and any other applicable taxes or fees (including, but not limited to, the fee for recording Preliminary Change of Ownership report) to the auctioneer at the time of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 12/18/2009 HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION P.O. BOX 60145 CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA 91716 For Sale Information: (714)7302727, www.fidelityasap.com or www. priorityposting.com TO NOTIFY TRUSTEE OF BANKRUPTCY FILINGS, PLEASE FAX FACE PAGE OF BANKRUPTCY PETITION TO (909) 397-3914 Betty Schwab , Trustee Sales Officer HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 3384461 12/25/2009, 01/- 01/2010, 01/08/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 25, 2009, January 1, 8, 2010

91716 For Sale Information: (714)7302727, www.fidelityasap.com or www. priorityposting.com TO NOTIFY TRUSTEE OF BANKRUPTCY FILINGS, PLEASE FAX FACE PAGE OF BANKRUPTCY PETITION TO (909) 397-3914 Betty Schwab , Trustee Sales Officer HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 3378572 12/18/2009, 12/- 25/2009, 01/01/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: December 18, 25, 2009, January 1, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 74-34515-2 Title Order No.090508079 APN 076-643-011 The mortgage loan servicer has obtained a final order of exemption pursuant to CA CIV. CODE 2923.53 that is current and valid as of the date that the Notice of Trustee’s Sale was filed or given. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/10/2005. 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 01/07/2010 at 10:00AM, HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 11/21/2005, as Instrument 20050449803-00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: DAVID M. FREITAS, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, MERS as Beneficiary and HSBC MORTGAGE CORPORATION (USA) as Lender (Original Lender) and HSBC NY, as current Servicer/Lender, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 3524 CENTENNIAL DRIVE, ANTIOCH, CA 94509. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $449,859.45 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. CONDITION OF SALE: The successful bidder will be required to pay county documentary transfer tax, any city tax, and any other applicable taxes or fees (including, but not limited to, the fee for recording Preliminary Change of Ownership report) to the auctioneer at the time of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 12/14/2009 HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION P.O. BOX 60145 CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA 91716 For Sale Information: (714)7302727, www.fidelityasap.com or www. priorityposting.com TO NOTIFY TRUSTEE OF BANKRUPTCY FILINGS, PLEASE FAX FACE PAGE OF BANKRUPTCY PETITION TO (909) 397-3914 Betty Schwab , Trustee Sales Officer HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 3378304 12/18/2009, 12/- 25/2009, 01/01/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: December 18, 25, 2009, January 1, 2010

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): JUAN JOSE CALLADO AND CAROLINA CALLADO, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 11/28/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0378245-00 in book --, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/21/2010 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: $315,411.69 The purported property address is: 4410 BLANC COURT OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 035-341-009 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 OneWest Bank, FSB 2900 Esperanza Crossing Austin TX 78758 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: 12/29/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: (877) 908- 4357 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3373050 01/01/2010, 01/08/2010, 01/15/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 1, 8, 15, 2010

THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): PAGE, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 4/19/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0115352-00 in book, page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/21/2010 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: $586,740.06 The purported property address is: 27 Puffin Circle Oakley, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037-480009 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 Litton Loan Servicing LP 4828 Loop Central Drive Houston TX 77081. 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 not 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 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 deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 12/28/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: (800) 247- 9727 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3370099 01/01/2010, 01/08/2010, 01/15/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 1, 8, 15, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Richard Zuelke and Jessica Murphy, 470 Delta Road, Oakley, CA 94561 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Richard Zuelke and Jessica Murphy FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-2019 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Jessica Murphy and Richard Zuelke filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Caileigh Anne Murphy to Proposed Name: Caileigh Anne Zuelke 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: 2/1/10 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: OAKLEY PRESS b. Petitioners are to bring the birth certificate of the child to the hearing. Date: 12/14/09 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 25, 2009, January 1, 8, 15, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0009029-00 The name of the business (es): POWERSPORTS CONSIGN- MENT Located at: 3765 Main Street In: Oakley, CA 94561 Mailing: 1978 W. Summerfield Court, Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Laurena King, 1978 W. Summerfield 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: Laurena King This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 28, 2009 By: Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires: December 28, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: January 1, 8, 15, 22, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 09-510918 INC Title Order No. 090602669- CA-DCI APN 035201-002 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 06/01/- 07. 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 01/07/- 10 at 10:00 a.m., Aztec Foreclosure Corporation as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 06/14/07 in Instrument No. 2007-0172843-00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: Fernando J. Peniche, A Married Man, as Trustor, OneWest Bank FSB, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state), at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main & Court Streets), 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California described as: 921 WEST CYPRESS ROAD, OAKLEY, CA 94561 The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $579,683.33 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Requirements of SB1137 have been met pursuant to the Notice of Sale Declaration of record. The mortgage loan servicer

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 74-35124-3 Title Order No.090625185 APN 035-465-001 The mortgage loan servicer has obtained a final order of exemption pursuant to CA CIV. CODE 2923.53 that is current and valid as of the date that the Notice of Trustee’s Sale was filed or given. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/22/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01/14/2010 at 10:00AM, HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 11/23/2005, as Instrument 2005-0454430-00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: ALEJANDRO PADILLA AND ANNA PADILLA, as Trustor, BENEFICIAL CALIFORNIA, INC. as Beneficiary (Original Lender) and BENEFICIAL CALIFORNIA INC., as current Servicer/Lender, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1950 CHARDONAY DR, OAKLEY, CA 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $380,543.23 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. CONDITION OF SALE: The successful bidder will

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 74-34957-2 Title Order No.090593458 APN 089-306-013 The mortgage loan servicer has obtained a final order of exemption pursuant to CA CIV. CODE 2923.53 that is current and valid as of the date that the Notice of Trustee’s Sale was filed or given. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/07/2002. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01/14/2010 at 10:00AM, HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 11/14/2002, as Instrument 20020427915-00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: MOHAMED K ABUSAFIEH AND YOSRA M ABUSAFIEH SUBJECT TO THE EFFECT OF A DECLARED HOMESTEAD EXECUTED BY: MOHAMED K ABUSAFIEH AND YOSRA M ABUSAFIEH, RECORDED FEBRUARY 24,1995 INST# 95- 30470 OFFICAL RECORDS, as Trustor, BENEFICIAL CALIFORNIA, INC. (Original Lender) and BENEFICIAL CALIFORNIA INC., as current Servicer/Lender, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 83 LAGUNA CIR, PITTSBURG, CA 94565. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $123,065.39 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. CONDITION OF SALE: The successful bidder will be required to pay county documentary transfer tax, any city tax, and any other applicable taxes or fees (including, but not limited to, the fee for recording Preliminary Change of Ownership report) to the auctioneer at the time of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 12/14/2009 HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION P.O. BOX 60145 CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-313554-TC Order # 090657348-CA-DCO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/16/2006. 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. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-315250-BL Order # 090672970-CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/12/2007. 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


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ENTERTAINMENT OUT & ABOUT IN EAST COUNTY

Music Friday, Jan. 1 Superstar Karaoke Contest The Rusty Porthole in Bethel Island and Fat Cat Music present a Superstar Karaoke Contest. Qualifying begins at 8 p.m. For more information, call 925-325-9534.

Saturday, Jan. 2 Delta Jazz Duo The Delta Jazz Duo performs jazz standards, bossas and originals from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Shutters Brasserie on Sunset Road and Elkins Way in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-516-4131 or visit www.deltajazztrio.com.

Thursday, Jan. 7 International Bowling Karaoke Superstar Contest Harvest Park Bowl of Brentwood hosts one of the largest and most exciting karaoke competitions in the United States. Competitions are held every Thursday at 9:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 7 and concluding in the month of May. For more information, call 925-516-1221.

Saturday, Jan. 9 Mic Gillette from Tower of Power Liberty High School Jazz Band gives a concert at 7 p.m. in Liberty’s Performing Arts Center, featuring special guest Mic Gillette from Tower of Power. Proceeds benefit the band’s trip in March to the 2010 Pacific Basin Music Festival in Hawaii. For more information, e-mail hurstc@libertyuhsd.k12. ca.us.

Saturday, Jan. 16 Tribute to Patsy Cline Joni Morris performs a tribute to country singer Patsy Cline at Antioch’s El Campanil Theatre. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $10 for youth. For tickets and more information, visit www. elcampaniltheatre.com or call 925-7579500.

Events Saturday, Jan. 16 Crab Feed The Boys and Girls Club in Pittsburg holds its 12th annual crab feed at 6 p.m. Tickets are $35. This is a non-alcoholic event. All funds support future programs for kids in the community. For tickets and more information, call 925-439-5933.

To list an event, e-mail information to calendar@brentwoodpress.com one week prior to publication. Post events anytime at www.thepress.net. Sunday, Jan. 24 Bloomfield Barrel Tasting Brentwood’s Co. Co. County Wine Co. hosts Bloomfield Vineyards’ barrel tasting from noon-4 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit www. bloomfieldvineyards.com.

Shows Saturday, Jan. 2 New Shanghai Circus The New Shanghai Circus performers will astound you with their agility and flexibility. Antioch’s El Campanil Theatre hosts performances at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $12.50 for youth. For more information, visit www. elcampaniltheatre.com or call 925-7579500.

Friday, Jan. 15 San Francisco Stand-up Comedy Competition Come out to the El Campanil Theatre in Antioch at 8 p.m. and laugh with/at some upcoming

comedians at this renowned competition. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $35 for Gold Circle (first three rows). For more information, visit www.elcampaniltheatre. com or call 925-757-9500.

Friday, Jan. 15 to Sunday, Jan. 31 ‘Forever Plaid’ Antioch’s Hapgood Theatre Company presents its first-ever musical, the story of four young singers killed in a car crash in the ’50s on the way to their first big concert, and now miraculously revived for a chance to perform the show that never was. For showtimes and tickets, visit www. hapgoodtheatre.org.

Saturday, Jan. 16 Elvis Tribute Dinner Show Cap’s in Brentwood features James Clark’s guided tour of Elvis’ career, from the baggy suits of the ’50s to the jumpsuits of the Vegas years. The Tribute Dinner Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35. For dinner and show reservations, call Elaine at 925-634-1025.


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CALENDAR LOCAL EVENTS & SERVICE CLUBS

Events Friday, Jan. 1 Frozen Bun Run Bring your buns – frozen or not – to The Rusty Porthole in Bethel Island on New Year’s Day for the 31st annual Frozen Bun Run. Breakfast starts at 7 a.m. Skiers begin launching at 9 a.m. For more information, visit www.bethelisland-chamber.com.

Saturday, Jan. 2 Boy Scout Tree Pickup

and Saturday, Jan. 9 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Iron House Elementary in Oakley. For more information and future sign-up dates, visit www.eastcountyll.org or call 925-625-6226.

Resurrection Ministries Blood Drive The American Red Cross holds a blood drive Friday, Jan. 8 from 1-7 p.m. at Resurrection Ministries, 1275 Fairview Ave. in Brentwood. Call 800-448-3543 or visit www.helpsavealife.org to schedule an appointment. Enter a drawing for a 50-inch plasma TV or a one-night stay at the Inn by the Lake in South Lake Tahoe.

High School’s band room. For more information, call Sue at 925-634-3411.

Lady Blast U16 Brentwood’s premiere fast-pitch organization is looking for players who want to rise to the next level. For open tryouts and more information, call Larry at 925-642-8670 or email touchdwntbrn@yahoo.com.

Opportunity Junction The Junction’s classes starting in early January offer job training and placement information, English as a second language, plus free and low-cost job training workshops in many East County cities. For more information, call 925-776-1133 or visit www. opportunityjunction.org.

East County Maniacs 12U Baseball

Monday, Jan. 4 Yoga Out on a Limb

Biddy Basketball

E-cycling

Want to increase your flexibility and strength, reduce stress, renew your spirit and restore your energy? Join the free yoga session from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Community Educational Center, 740 Third St. in Brentwood. Classes begin Thursday, Jan. 7 and cost $49. For more information, call 925-634-2565.

Children 4-6 will have a ball in this noncompetitive basketball league, which plays for one hour every Saturday morning for six weeks beginning Jan. 23 at Bristow Middle School in Brentwood. Equipment, T-shirts and awards are supplied. Register on Brentwood’s eMotion Web site, www. ci.brentwood.ca.us. Registration ends Jan. 15.

E-cycle all your E-waste such as TVs, laptops, monitors, cell phones and ink cartridges for free (other items for a small fee) Saturday, Jan. 9 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Liberty High School parking lot. For more information, call Sue at 925-437-8236 or e-mail edsons.4@prodigy.net.

Gentle Yoga Stretch

Weight Loss Challenge

Breathe, relax, increase or maintain strength at a free yoga class from 8-9 a.m. at the Brentwood Senior Center. Try it before you sign up for the class beginning Wednesday, Jan. 6. The class costs $45. For more information, call 925-516-5444.

This 12-week program will challenge you to lose weight starting the first week in January. Learn about proper nutrition, food choices and exercise. A $29 entry fee creates the jackpot paid out to the top three biggest losers. For more information, call Nicole at 925-418-5635.

Storytime is a great way to build early literacy skills, develop kindergarten readiness and learn socialization skills. The Antioch Library offers a storytime session Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. through Thursday, Jan. 28. No registration is required. For more information, call 925-757-9224.

Tryouts for the East County Maniacs 13U and 14U 2010 travel baseball season take place Saturday, Jan. 9 at 10 a.m. behind Park Middle School on D Street in Antioch. For directions and more information, call 925-963-2495.

Football and Cheer The Delta Valley Wolf Pack nonprofit youth football and cheer organization is looking for volunteer cheer coaches for the upcoming season. Coaches must have experience working with children ages 6-14. E-mail deltavalleywolfpack@yahoo.com or call 925754-8668.

Free and Low-cost Job Training

Delta Children’s Chorus

Do you need to improve your skills to get the job you want? Come to the Oakley Library at 6:30 p.m. and get the 411 you need from Opportunity Junction. For more information, call 925-625-2400.

Open auditions have begun for students in fourth grade and up for this new children’s choral group. Rehearsals are held Thursday afternoons. For more information, call Alexis at 925-783-4147.

Sign-ups

The Delta Family YMCA has formed walking and running clubs. Participants meet at the YMCA for meeting updates and walking/ running assignments. Prize incentives are offered to those who accomplish club goals. For more information, call 925-692-2323.

Streets of Brentwood Blood Drive The American Red Cross holds a blood drive Saturday, Jan. 2 from noon-6 p.m. at the Streets of Brentwood, 2565 Sand Creek Road. Call 800-448-3543 or visit www.helpsavealife.org to schedule an appointment. Enter a drawing for a 50inch plasma TV or a one-night stay at the Inn by the Lake in South Lake Tahoe.

Running and Walking Clubs

PONY Lady Blast 10U Several open spots are available for Brentwood’s premier girls fast-pitch organization, which is looking for girls who want to learn at a higher level of training. For information about open tryouts, call John at 925-516-4064 or e-mail jdakirk@yahoo.com.

Laurel Ridge Blood Drive

Nor Cal 18U Fast Pitch Softball

The American Red Cross holds a blood drive Thursday, Jan. 7 from 1:30-7:30 p.m. at Laurel Ridge Community Church, 2459 Laurel Road in Oakley. Call 800-448-3543 or visit www.helpsavealife.org to schedule an appointment. Enter a drawing for a 50-inch plasma TV or a one-night stay at the Inn by the Lake in South Lake Tahoe.

Nor Cal has won its last four tournaments and is looking to replace a few players who are now too old to play in the league. For more information on tryout dates for the 2010 summer team, call 925-584-5979 or email dan9gom@aol.com.

East County Little League

Looking for a place to explore your musical talents? The Brentwood Concert Band is looking for new members. The band practices every Monday from 7-9 p.m. in Liberty

Registration for the 2010 spring season team takes place Thursday, Jan. 7 from 6-9 p.m.

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Boy Scout Troop 514 picks up Christmas trees in Discovery Bay on Jan. 2 and 3. Trees must be curbside by 8 a.m. Donations are gladly accepted and will be used toward campouts, equipment, patches and community services. For more information, call 925-240-1090.

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Freedom Football E-Waste Fundraiser The Freedom football program holds a free E-waste collection day on Saturday, Jan. 9 from 9 a.m-3 p.m. at the school’s parking lot, 1050 Neroly Road in Oakley. E-waste items only, please; no household appliances, furniture or batteries. For more information, email hartwigk@libertyuhsd.k12.ca.us or call 925-625-5900, ext. 3892.

New Story Times Oakley Library conducts Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) Tuesdays at 1:15 p.m. starting Jan. 12; Baby Lapsit (newborn-18 months) Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. starting Jan. 13; and Toddler Time (ages 2-3) Wednesdays at 1:15 p.m. starting Jan. 13. For more information, call 925-625-3589.

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group The group’s Thursday, Jan. 14 meeting focuses on Elder Law and MediCal Qualifications and features a guest speaker. The free meeting runs from 7-8:30 p.m. at Neighborhood Church, 50 Birch St. in Brentwood. No reservations are required. For more information, call 925-513-7710.

‘Women on Weights’ The Delta Family YMCA in Oakley holds a fiveweek class designed to educate and challenge you. You’ll learn techniques to enhance and challenge your current routine. An instructor will guide you through a complete strengthbased workout. Class starts Thursday, Jan. 14. For more information, call 925-692-2323.

Mystery Book Club The Oakley Library’s Mystery Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. The library has copies of the upcoming books available each month to check out. The book for Jan. 19 is “The Thin Man” by Dashiell Hammett. For more information, call 925-625-2400.

U.S. Citizenship Prepare for the U.S. citizenship exam in a free 18-hour course: six three-hour classes at Liberty Adult Education, 929 Second St. in Brentwood. Classes begin Jan. 23 and run through March 6 from 9 a.m.-noon. For more information and to register by phone, call 925-634-2565.

Schools, Churches, Non-Profit Groups Post your events in the newspaper and online for free! Our community calendar publishes every Friday in the newspaper. DID YOU KNOW? You can now post your events up to one year in advance online for FREE! Let the community know you have something going on. For newspaper, e-mail your event to: calendar@ brentwoodpress.com For online, go to: www.thepress.net. Click on post an event under calendar in the main menu.



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