Issuu on Google+

www.thepress.net Your Hometown Website

ward Winning News al A pa

YOUR HOMETOWN WEEKLY NEWSPAPER

Vol. 11, No. 1

Antioch cop layoffs postponed by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer

Layoff notices for six Antioch police officers have been delayed until Jan. 21, due in large part to talks of donations from the community. According to City Manager Jim Jakel, no money has changed hands yet, but city officials “have leads” on roughly $50,000 coming from local businesses and citizens to aid the police department. In addition to that, Antioch Auto Center president Tom Nokes promised in a December City Council meeting to match any donations up to $100,000. Previously, Nokes also purchased bulletproof vests for SWAT team members. “We’ve been doing business here for 23 years, and the city’s been good to us,” said Brian Nokes, Tom’s son and Auto Center vice president. “We want to make sure that our city stays good. We feel like sometimes, you start laying off police officers,

Photo by Justin Lafferty

Antioch Auto Center President Tom Nokes has agreed to match donations from the community, up to $100,000, to help the Antioch Police Department. and where does it stop?” The city and the Antioch Police Officers Association are still negotiating whether or not to fully

extend concessions made last year, such as pay raises and cost of living adjustments. Results of Thursday’s closed session negotiations were not

available at press time. Based on the prospective donations, APOA president Tom Fuhrmann said that his group voted on Tuesday to keep those concessions in place until at least Jan. 21. That window will allow the six officers, whose layoffs would have started Jan. 2, to keep their jobs for two more weeks. “It is heartening to know that people are willing to donate to support these essential services,” Jakel said. “It’s kind of the opposite of the feeling (we got) when Measure P failed.” Jakel and Mayor Jim Davis have been meeting with Fuhrmann and Nokes throughout the past couple of weeks. With those conversations in mind, officers agreed to provide a little more breathing room by continuing the concessions for a short time. Though officers expressed see Layoffs page 22A

Antioch Chamber loses key members by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer

Tough economic times have forced the Antioch Chamber of Commerce to lay off its president and director of operations, as the chamber has been unable to bring in as much money as in years past. According to Sean Wright, chairman of the chamber’s Board of Supervisors, President/CEO Devi Lanphere and Director of Operations Karen Smith were laid off as a way to balance the budget. Wright said the chamber, which now employs just one staff member on commission, was forced to cut salaries to stay afloat. Sales representative Jack Monroe praised Lanphere for her professionalism and her skill at interacting with local businesses and local government. Monroe also spoke well of Smith’s managerial skills and her ability reach out to the community. Lanphere had been with the Chamber of Commerce for about seven years; Smith’s ten-

C

ure was roughly the same. “They will be deeply missed,” Monroe said, “but the chamber has gone through this before.” When times were good, a few years ago, the Chamber of Commerce operated on an annual budget of about $300,000. According to

oupons To Go! NEW coupons Print coupons when you need online! SHOP LOCAL. SAVE MONEY.

them. Visit thepress.net today!

Wright, the budget is now roughly half that. While the membership has remained steady over the past few years, Wright said, money raised from events has seen a sharp decline. “We’re just not making the money that we were,” Wright said. “If you look at every industry, we’re all going through the same thing.” For instance, Wright pointed to the East County Economic Summit, an event inaugurated four years ago largely through Lanphere’s efforts. The summit brought together economic leaders from Antioch, Oakley, Brentwood and Pittsburg to discuss the future of the area’s economy. However, sponsorship money dried up and speakers who were brought in to talk were laid off as well, Wright said. The chamber couldn’t afford to hold the event last year. Wright also cited declining attendance at chamber-sponsored events as a reason for the reduced budget.

Answer the call go to news/WebExtras!

A casting call has been issued for a production of “The Secret Garden.”

see Chamber page 22A

Chow champ

go to news/press releases Calpine recently made a deposit in a regional food bank to the tune of $10,000.

rs

Na t

pe

ion

January 7, 2011

This Week Vasco victim mourned

A Brentwood resident and Alameda Sheriff’s deputy died when his vehicle rolled over on Vasco Road. Page 12A

Counting on compassion The first step in helping the homeless is getting a grip on their numbers. Page 7A

Tickled by the pickle

A new sport is attracting throngs of enthusiasts, and seniors are championing the cause. Page 1B

Plus: Business .............................14A Calendar ............................ 19B Classifieds ......................... 13B Cop Logs ............................17A Entertainment ................. 11B Food .................................... 10B Health & Beauty ................ 8B Milestones ........................18A Opinion ..............................16A Sports ................................... 1B

FOR MOVIE TIMES SEE PAGE 5A

Viral vocals

go to multimedia/videos A homeless man’s dulcet tones have enchanted 4.5 million YouTube viewers.


JCPenney Optical ®

EVERYTHING ON

SALE

% off

70

FRAME SALE* PLUS 25% OFF ALL LENSES & LENS OPTIONS**

we accept thousands of vision care plans. call today for your eye exam or bring in your Rx.

Antioch: The Orchard at Slatten Ranch (925) 779-1844

79

$

99

COMPLETE PAIR OF EYEGLASSES† Includes: ■ any frame up to $130 ■ single vision ■ scratch-resistant lenses

CALL 1-877-JCPEYES

CONTACT LENS OFFER

EYEGLASS OFFER

*70% off discount applies to all frames except SunSpot Collections. **25% all lenses and lens options. Complete pair purchase required. †$79.99 offer excludes SunSpot collection. Complete pair purchase required. Some exclusions may apply. Some special orders excluded. Additional charge may be applied for strong Rx. Bifocals and/or progressives, specialty lenses and lens options are additional. Frame selection may vary by store location. Cannot be combined with any other offer, vision care plan, package pricing or prior orders. Participating stores only. Void where prohibited by law. Eye exams performed by independent state licensed Doctors of Optometry. Offer ends January 23, 2011 MKT CODE: ROP

25

% off

ACUVUE Oasys ®

®

No rebate or minimum purchase required. See optician for details. Offer ends January 23, 2011.

visit JCPenneyOptical.com


4A

|

THEPRESS.NET

JANUARY 7, 2011

COMMUNITY

Beanie Babies for the troops

Student art featured at Lynn House

by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer

In 2007, Bethel Island resident Spike Donnelly collected and mailed more than 13,000 golf balls to the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now Donnelly has another morale-boosting project underway, but this time it’s something softer and cuddlier – Beanie Babies. “A few weeks ago I was listening to the radio and heard a story about a Marine who was handing out Beanie Babies to the children in order to improve the U.S. military image in Afghanistan,” said Donnelly. “And one of the children he had given a Beanie to later told the Marine to stay away from the fields nearby because they were full of land mines. She potentially saved his life, and I thought, ‘I’m going on a mission to send Beanie Babies to the troops.’” Donnelly’s goal is to collect 500 of the iconic dolls, and any type will do. From the classic Beanie Babies to the Halloweenie, Jingle or Hello Kitty Beanies, whatever the shape, color or size, if you’ve got them and are willing to part with them, Donnelly will gladly take them. “I will happily pick up donations of five or more within 10 miles (of Bethel Island),” said Donnelly. “And they don’t have to be just Beanie Babies. Any small stuffed animals would be fine. I don’t want a bunch of big teddy bears, but if they’re about the same size as the Beanies, I’ll take them. Sure.” So far, Donnelly has collected more than 200 of the plush pals; 150 of them came from a local resident who donated her entire collection in memory of her recently deceased husband who was an ex-marine. It’s a sentiment that Donnelly, a Navy veteran of the Ko-

Photo courtesy of Spike Donnelly

Bethel Island resident and U.S. Navy veteran Spike Donnelly, above, has launched a campaign to send 500 Beanie Babies overseas to American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, who spread good will by handing them out to local children. rean War, can get behind. “I know how important things from home can be to servicemen,” said Donnelly. “I remember getting letters from my late wife Fanny and homemade cookies and such, so this is something that I know will mean a lot.” Donnelly’s collection drive will run through January. Those with Beanie Babies to donate can do so by calling Donnelly at 925-684-9316 for pick-up, mail them directly to him at P.O. Box 264 Bethel Island, CA 94511, or drop them off at the Bethel Island Golf Course, 3303 Gateway Road. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

The sixth annual Art4Schools Exhibits will be held at Antioch’s Lynn House Gallery, 809 W. First St., Jan. 26 through May 18. Sponsored by the Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch, the City of Antioch and a Keller Canyon Grant funded through the office of Contra Costa County Supervisor Federal Glover, the Arts4Schools Program showcases the work of Antioch Unified School District students. There is no admission fee. Artists receptions are held the first day of each exhibit from 4 to 6 p.m. The Lynn House Gallery is open Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1 to 4 p.m., during exhibits.

Exhibit schedule: Carmen Dragon Elementary, Jan. 26-Feb. 5 John Muir Elementary, Feb. 16-26 Lone Tree Elementary, March 9-19 Special Day Classes, April 6-16 Antioch, Deer Valley and Dozier Libbey Medical high schools, April 27-May 7 E.N.C.O.R.E. Home Schooling, May 18-28 For more information, visit www. Art4Antioch.org, call Diane GibsonGray at 925-325-9897 or e-mail diane@ art4antioch.org.

Propane is an environmentally friendly choice you can make today • CLEAN • RELIABLE • GOOD VALUE • SAFE

TANK SET SPECIAL FREE First year tank rent FREE Labor to connect service FREE Pigtail & Regulator FREE Pipe installed if needed* FREE Smart System *Up to 60 feet, provided that trenching is done

Call for details!

• Residential & Commercial Services • Daily and Weekly Routing Available • Cylinder Refill and Repair • Cylinder Exchange Program • Extensive Line of Propane Appliances • Tank Installation • Gas Piping • Dollar Saving Programs

1433 Main Street, Oakley • (925)

679-0438

www.KampsPropane.com


JANUARY 7, 2011

COMMUNITY

THEPRESS.NET

|

5A

Antioch annals revisited, revised by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer

Longtime Antioch historian Charlie Bohakel has studied this area extensively for most of his life. He can picture when the Antioch Lumber Company was a bustling major employer, identify when the city limits ended at Rivertown, and tell dozens of stories about Antioch’s beginnings. But between writing booklets and delivering history lectures at Los Medanos College, Bohakel started to notice things that didn’t match up. The man who once led walking tours of Rivertown pinpointed three historical monuments downtown that contain inaccuracies. One of those alleged errors was actually perpetrated by one of his students, who painted the mural on Second Street across from the Nick Rodriguez Community Center. The mural depicts several moments that changed Antioch history, but it’s an innocuous reptile in the bottom left corner that caught Bohakel’s eye. Bohakel said that although the Red Headed Garter Snake is portrayed on the mural, the snake is not indigenous to the area. While he was proud of his student’s work on the mural, Bohakel said she probably meant to paint the California Legless Lizard, which is native to this part of Contra Costa County. Across the street, near the bar Mutiny MFB, a plaque commemorates the “Birthplace of Antioch.” The inscription states that the first settlers, led by Captain George W. Kimball, came to Antioch on Sept. 16, 1850

Photo by Justin Lafferty

Los Medanos College professor and Antioch historian Charlie Bohakel and his student assistant Janet Pineda point out inaccuracies on the Fibreboard Products Incorporated plaque near the police station. aboard a ship called “California Packet No. 2.” The ship left Cutler, Maine in March of that year and reached San Francisco Bay on Aug. 24, Bohakel’s notes show. While Bohakel affirmed that the ship was indeed called the California Packet, “No. 2” was simply its registration number and not part of the official name. The third mistake Bohakel pointed out was on a plaque outside the police station dedicated to those who worked at the Antioch

Fibreboard Company. The plaque states that the building, which operated until 1972, was purchased in 1900 by the “Brown Brothers.” However, Bohakel found that official documents show it was purchased by Peter Brown and Sons in 1902. Bohakel said that while he recognizes the two plaque errors are inscribed on permanent historical markers, he’s hoping the mural can be corrected. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

Apollo Dental Care FAMILY AND COSMETIC DENTISTRY

• State of the Art Dentistry • Complete Dental Care for Adults & Children • Crowns/Bridges-Lumineers/Veneers • Dentures/Partials • Teeth Whitening • Clear Braces • Nitrous Oxide • Saturday & Evening Appointments • Senior Discount 55+ Complete state of the art dental care for adults and children Saturday and evening appointments available • New patients welcome • Senior discounts

BE OUR GUEST & RECEIVE

FREE Take-Home Whitening Kit ($350 VALUE)

OR

$250 In-office Whitening - REG. $550!

WITH CLEANING, NECESSARY X-RAYS & EXAM • NEW PATIENTS ONLY • EXPIRES 1/28/11

$100 OFF Thank you! For Letting Us Brighten Up Your Smile!

634-5061

any single procedure over $300 Some restrictions may apply. Offers cannot be combined with any other offers. Must present coupon on 1st visit.

Ortho & Clear Braces

$500 OFF Call for details.

Dr. Sue Padavettan, D.D.S. USC Graduate, Member ADA, CDA & CCDS 4530 Balfour Road, Suite C, Brentwood (In the Walgreen’s Shopping Center)


6A

|

JANUARY 7, 2011

THEPRESS.NET

“The Uncensored Message that My Wife Asked Me Not to Write…” Dear friend, Well, at first, my wife asked me not to write this. We had a big discussion about it. Finally, she understood what I was trying to do, and actually helped me write this letter to you. Here’s the thing. In my office, most of the people that come in to see me tell me they’ve “tried everything.” They’ve had “every” test, wound up with huge medical bills, and are still no better off. Often, they’ve been subjected to medications that have only served to temporarily mask symptoms. That’s not what most people are looking for. Health, or the lack of it, very often has simple causes, and very reasonable corrections. That’s what I’m going to tell you about. But, before I tell you more, let me tell you something about me… I remember it like it was yesterday. I’m the “athletic type” and like most young guys, I think that nothing can go wrong. That’s when I’m hit with a dose of reality. I’m playing basketball when it happens. As I’m going for a rebound, I get pushed. I land hard on my lower back and feel a ‘pop’. But, there’s more… I’m in so much pain that I can barely move. I go to see my medical doctor, but all he can do is give me drugs for the pain. But, that doesn’t help. Three weeks later I’m still in pain. I’m frustrated and scared that I may never play sports again. Now, listen to this… A friend of mine convinces me to give his doctor a try. This new doctor does an exam, takes some films, and then ‘adjusts’ my spine. The adjustment doesn’t hurt, it actually feels good. I get relief, and within a

week, I feel much better! Oh, did I mention that this doctor is a chiropractor? Chiropractic works so well for me, and I’m so impressed with the other ‘miracles’ I see in his office, that I eventually go to chiropractic school myself. And that’s how it happened! Back to what my wife (at first) didn’t want me to write. It’s that chiropractic is one of the biggest “secrets” in health care. Few people (relatively, only 10% have been to a chiropractor) know about it. And, many of the rest could be helped, if they only knew the true story. So, I often feel like shouting it from the mountaintop! Is that “professional?” Well, maybe it is, or maybe not. But, I’ve decided people should know. For the last eleven years, people from Brentwood and the surrounding area have come to see me with their back problems. They also come to me with their: • Headaches • Migraines • Chronic pain • Neck pain • Shoulder/arm pain • Whiplash from car accidents • Carpal tunnel syndrome • Hip pain • Elbow pain • Numbness in limbs • Athletic injuries just to name a few… Here’s what some of your neighbors had to say: “During my pregnancy, I suffered from low back pain and sciatica. Dr. Jardin helped me become pain free!” (Kim M.)

“I had neck pain, tingling and numbness in my arms and hands. Thanks to Dr. Jardin, the pain is gone. I feel great!” (Diane W.) “I suffered with constant TMJ pain and headaches with dizziness. I spent over 25 years trying different things to help and Dr. Jardin’s adjustments have been the most effective!” (Patti W.)

Several times a day patients thank me for helping them with their health problems. But I can’t really take the credit. The truth is that I’ve never healed anyone of anything. What I do is perform a specific spinal adjustment to remove nerve pressure, and the body responds by healing itself. Of course, all people respond differently to care, but we get terrific results. It’s as simple as that! Exciting Offer – Look, I know you’re smart. You want to get to the cause of your problem, and not just cover it up with drugs. When you are one of the first 20 people to call and schedule a new patient exam (by January 31, 2011) you’ll receive that entire exam for $37. That’s with consultation, exam, any necessary x-rays, full report of my findings….the whole ball of wax, and there’s no hidden fees. But, call right away because we expect to be flooded with calls as this exam normally costs $249. Again, there’s only 20 of these slots, so don’t miss out (by law, this offer excludes Medicare/Medicaid beneficiaries).

Great care at a great fee…Please, I hope that there’s no misunderstanding about quality of care just because I have a lower exam fee. You’ll get great care at a great fee. My qualifications…I’m a graduate of Western States Chiropractic. I’ve been entrusted to take care of tiny babies to entire families. For the past eleven years, I’ve been taking care of your neighbors in Brentwood. I just have that low exam fee to help more people who need care. My assistants are Morgan and Esmeralda, and they are both really great people. Our office is both friendly and warm and we try our best to make you feel at home. We have a wonderful service, at an exceptional fee. Our office is called JARDIN FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC and it’s at 7351-A Brentwood Boulevard (we are across the parking lot from McDonald’s, next to the Dollar Store). Our phone number is 925-516-5813. Call Morgan, Esmeralda, or me today for an appointment. We can help you. Thank you and God Bless. -Dan Jardin, D.C. P.S. When accompanied by the first, I am also offering the second family member this same examination for only $27. P.P.S. Can you imagine not having to wait at a doctor’s office? Well, your time is as valuable as mine. That’s why we have a no-wait policy. You will be seen within minutes of your appointment. P.P.P.S. Of course, all people respond differently to care. -Advertisement


JANUARY 7, 2011

COMMUNITY

THEPRESS.NET

|

7A

MORTGAGE INTEREST DEDUCTION GOING AWAY?

The Homeless Program operated by Contra Costa Health Services is seeking volunteer drivers and counters for the 2011 Help Count the Homeless survey on Wednesday, Jan. 26. In addition to one-hour trainings announced earlier in Central and West Contra Costa, training in Brentwood has been set up for Jan. 20. Every two years, Contra Costa County has the opportunity to affect the influx of funding for homeless services by documenting the extent of homelessness through a point-in-time count of unsheltered homeless persons. By taking an accurate count of the county’s homeless population, officials will better understand trend changes among the homeless population and help the county get its fair share of funding for homeless services. This is a massive effort requiring hundreds of caring volunteers willing to donate three to four hours of their time. The official

count takes place from 6 to 8:30 a.m. The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, Jan. 18, and all volunteers must take a one-hour training course on one of the following dates: • Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 12:30 or 6 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 2369 Barrett Ave. in Richmond. • Thursday, Jan. 20 at 12:30 p.m. at Impact Church, 390 West Country Club Drive, Suite B in Brentwood. • Thursday, Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. at Vineyard Community Center, 1970 Grant St. in Concord. • Friday, January 21 at 12:30 p.m. at Vineyard Community Center, 1970 Grant St. in Concord. To sign up for training and to volunteer with the count, download a volunteer form at www.cchealth.org/groups/homeless. Signed forms should be e-mailed to homelessprogram@hsd.cccounty.us or faxed to 925-313-6761. For more information, call Felix Box at 925-313-6145.

back tremendously. Many people buy a little more home than they can afford, just because the tax deduction brings their “net” payment back into the affordable range. If that went away, prices would drop. Of course, this just proves the point that the tax deduction is artificially inflating home values. But I know that our real estate market absolutely cannot handle any more shocks right now. I think the banking and real estate lobbies will be successful in squashing any real reform in this area. Even if something meaningful IS passed, I think they would still allow deductions up to some number, say $500,000 of mortgage balance, and even then it would be on new purchases. This way anyone that bought a home prior to this change would get to keep their deduction. And even then, this might not happen for many, many years to come. If you have questions on this or any other real estate topic, call me at (925) 240-MOVE (6683). To search the MLS for free and view virtual tours of homes for sale, go to: www. SharpHomesOnline.com. Sharp Realty – Advertisement

MEDA L LD AWARD

2010

GO

Counting is caring

The interest you pay on your home loan is one of the last big tax deductions left to the average homeowner. There is a rumor floating around that the mortgage interest tax deduction is about to go away. Here are the facts: As of right now, the mortgage interest tax deduction has NOT been changed. All that has happened is that it’s being discussed as one of many possible ways to solve the nation’s deficit problem. President Obama mentioned it in a speech and then his Debt Commission included it as a possible area where the government can pick up more tax revenue if it were abolished, or reduced. The proponents of doing away with this tax deduction argue that it unfairly benefits “the wealthy,” since they normally own more expensive homes, and therefore get a bigger deduction. The opponents of change say that our real estate market is already on shaky ground, and taking away the tax deduction would tank real estate values further. If we can set aside the “fairness” argument, I think that if the deduction is done away with across the board, it WOULD set real estate values


8A

|

THEPRESS.NET

JANUARY 7, 2011

COMMUNITY

Helped needed for Sydney’s Journey by Samie Hartley Staff Writer

Sydney Stone, the 12-year-old Brentwood girl battling an incurable genetic disorder, was hospitalized this week due to complications, but plans for her community fundraiser are still in progress, and the family needs help. The planned Sydney’s Journey Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 14, and while raffle items are being assembled, some organizers have dropped from the project, leaving the food and utensils in limbo. “I wish I could be out there planning and fundraising, but I need to be here with Sydney,” said Sydney’s mother Debi. “The people helping us with organizing the food and the plates and all that had to pull out, so what we’ve got right now is a date, a time, a venue and enough items for a skinny auction. I’m not sure how we’ll pull it off, but we’ll find a way, and hopefully Sydney will be feeling better and up to going to the event.” Sydney was admitted to John Muir in Walnut Creek on Monday night as a result of daily vomiting since Christmas. Doctors have not been able to diagnose Sydney, who suffers from a complicated combination of disorders such as cyclical vomiting syndrome, tracheomalacia (weakness of the windpipe), and tachycardia (abnormally quick heart rate), but

Photo courtesy of Debi Stone

Brentwood resident Sydney Stone, 12, seen here with her mother Debi in 2008, was admitted to the hospital this week for complications resulting from cyclical vomiting syndrome. Plans for a fundraiser in Sydney’s honor are still in the works, but donations are needed for the event to come to fruition. her team of specialists believes she is suffering from mitochondirial disease, which effects body cells. A $2,000 blood test is

required to confirm this diagnosis, and the Stone family hopes the spaghetti feed will raise funds needed to fund the tests.

Debi said any and all donations are welcome. For the dinner, she’d like to serve guests spaghetti, salad, bread and a dessert, so cash donations or even grocery gift cards to Safeway or FoodMaxx would be greatly appreciated. “Of course, it would be amazing if a local business could sponsor us or a restaurant could help with the catering, but even a gift card would make a huge difference,” Debi said. “We just want to do a buffet. Something low key and fun to help support Sydney’s Journey and promote awareness for mitochondrial disease.” Since Sydney’s story first ran in the Press last month, Debi said she’s received monetary donations and messages of prayers and hope from the community, including strangers who have been touched by her daughter’s struggle, but she is hoping that items can be donated for the fundraiser so that the recent funds can stay in the bank and go toward Sydney’s pending tests. The Sydney’s Journey Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser is scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Neighborhood Church, located at 50 Birch St. in Brentwood. Tickets are $10. Those interested in donating items to the fundraiser or making a monetary donation should e-mail Debi at sydneysjourney@gmail.com or visit www.helpsydney.info. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


JANUARY 7, 2011

COMMUNITY

THEPRESS.NET

Great catch in latest History Mystery by Samie Hartley Staff Writer Thanks to the help of Press reader Ray Parkins, local historian Carol Jensen has identified Bethel Island’s History Mystery fisherman as William “Bill” E. Schaadt. December’s History Mystery featured a talented fisherman holding two large striped bass, and Parkins believes renowned fisherman Schaadt (1924-1995) is the man in the photo. Compare the images at right and decide for yourself. Born in San Francisco, Schaadt developed his lifelong passion for fishing along the San Francisco piers. He was known up and down the California coast for his legendary fishing exploits, and his fishing prowess was the focus of a 1974 Sports Illustrated article “The World’s Best.” He was also featured in the short stories recounted in both the book and video “The Angler’s Coast” by Russell Chatham. While Schaadt is holding striped bass in the Bethel Island photo, these fish are not native to the California Delta. They were introduced into the San Francisco Bay in 1879, after surviving a long train ride across the United States from New Jersey. By 1889, striped bass were being caught in sufficient numbers that a commercial fishery began in Antioch. Commercial fishing was stopped in 1935 when the striped bass was declared a game fish. The life cycle of the fish suggests this postcard image was taken in the spring of 1954. Stripers swim upstream to the Sacramento River to spawn, and linger in the saline Delta as they transition from the ocean to fresh water. For his participation in last month’s History Mystery feature, Parkins will receive a membership in the San Francisco Bay Post Card Club.

Celebrating Dr. King The City of Antioch and Antioch Unified School District presents the third annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration at the Deer Valley High School Theater on Monday, Jan. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. The celebration features local community member Keith Archuletta’s tribute to Dr. King, performances by the Delta School for the Performing Arts, DVHS Divine Voices, DVHS Show Choir, Praise Dancer Naja Phillips and more. The event is sponsored by the City of Antioch, Antioch Unified School District, County Supervisor Federal Glover, Arts & Cultural Foundation of the City of Antioch, Parents Connected, Digital Services, Dow Great Western Credit Union and former Antioch Councilmember Reggie Moore. Deer Valley High School is located at 4700 Lone Tree Way. For more information, visit www.art4antioch.org, call Diane Gibson-Gray at 925-325-9897 or e-mail diane@art4antioch.org.

Save $200/year on average FactsAboutCreditUnions.com

(800) 877-8328

|

9A


10A

|

THEPRESS.NET

JANUARY 7, 2011

EDUCATION

Little Diamonds dig deep They might not be big, but the kids at Little Diamonds Preschool in Oakley made it their business to make a big difference in the lives of others this Christmas season. In support of the U.S. Marines’ Toys For Tots program, the school conducts an annual coin drive in which students decorate a coin jar, take it home and fill it with coins earned by doing chores, transferred from their own piggy banks – and of course, found under couch cushions. “When their jars were full, they would bring them back to school and tell the class how they got the coins for their jars,” Little Diamond Director Robin Sullivan wrote in an e-mail. “Then they would dump the money into our class jar and return them home to fill them time and time again. The outpouring of coins,

bills and stories has been overwhelming.” The enthusiasm with which the kids tackled the project boiled over into a desire to help others not in their immediate community: the class participated in the Haiti 1 by 1 project, seeking to raise the $360 it takes to sponsor a Haitian child and provide food, clothing and medicine for a year. When all was said and done, a pair of Marines attended the school’s annual celebration at Grace Bible Fellowship Church, where they were presented with $559 in cash, augmented by $305 raised for Haiti 1 by 1, bringing the kids’ efforts – so far – to $864. “I am so proud of these kids,” wrote Sullivan. “Their hearts are pure and (they) genuinely want to help those less fortunate, and pay tribute to our military!”

Photo by Mike Gellerman

Students from Little Diamonds Preschool in Oakley perform during the school’s annual Christmas Celebration, during which they delivered $864 from a coin drive supporting Toys For Tots and children in Haiti.

Los Medanos College quad wins award The statewide Community College Facilities Coalition (CCFC) recently presented Los Medanos College (LMC) and TBP Architects with a Growth Award of Merit at CCFC’s annual Professional Design Awards event held last November in Sacramento. The award honored the college’s Quadrangle Complex project. “The new quad is a true showcase that ties together our three new state-ofthe-art buildings with the rest of the campus,” said LMC Interim President Richard Livingston. “We are delighted that the college and our architectural firm have received this prestigious recognition.” The CCFC is composed of community college districts and associated design professionals, construction managers and companies actively working to plan, develop and improve California’s community colleges. The Los Medanos College Quadrangle Complex includes three buildings that frame a large outdoor quad area. The new

Los Medanos College and TBP Architects have received an award from the Community College Facilities Coalition for the college’s Quadrangle Complex project, left. Photo courtesy of LMC

library, science and math buildings have increased the structural capacity of the campus by 50 percent. The project embodies the master planning committee’s vision to create a true college campus that reveals itself to the community. It features a new entrance to the campus and central

Quality Nursery & Kids Furniture since 1982!

All Thomas The Tank

Trains, Sets & Accessories

25% OFF! Discount taken from regular price • No further discounts Does not apply to clearance items

6061-B Lone Tree Way, Brentwood (next to Chuck E. Cheese)

www.kids-n-cribs.com • 925-778-2229

quadrangle that includes a large staircase, lawns, fountains and gardens. The steel and glass architecture provides expansive windows that maximize natural lighting, and reveals the buildings’ functions to passersby. The project was developed in an

open, collaborative process with input from staff, faculty, students and administrators. The library houses not only the collections, but a resource center and actively utilized community room. The science building provides two lecture halls, numerous classrooms, faculty offices and eight science labs. The math building includes a large math lab, an entire floor of classrooms, plus faculty offices. The new facilities have provided much-needed and upgraded space for the college to grow. Enrollments have greatly improved since 2008, when the Science Building opened. According to the CCFC judges, the LMC Quadrangle Complex project “solidifies the center of campus and makes maximum use of natural light, reducing the need for artificial lighting. The extensive glazing and new materials work in harmony with existing structures. It reinforces the administration, faculty and staff commitment to the students and community.”


12A

|

THEPRESS.NET

JANUARY 7, 2011

COMMUNITY

Vasco accident claims Brentwood man by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer

Services were pending Tuesday for Marco Ortiz of Brentwood, an Alameda County Sheriff deputy killed when his car overturned on Vasco Road Dec. 30. Ortiz, 33, died when his vehicle rolled over near Los Vaqueros Road at about 1:15 a.m. “This is a real tragedy and has hit the agency hard,” said Sgt. James Nelson of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department. “He was a wonderful employee, a wonderful deputy sheriff and an even better person. Being who he was and how beloved he was, this is a very difficult time for everyone.” According to reports, the 10-year veteran who worked at the patrol station in San Leandro was returning home to Brentwood at the time of the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Traffic on the roadway was shut down in the northbound direction for three hours while the scene was cleared. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Looking for dreams to make happen by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer If wishes were horses, goes the 16thcentury nursery rhyme, then beggars would ride. But if you ask Mary Chapman, executive director of the Elderly Wish Foundation, wishes are exactly what one should hope – and ask – for. “We have plenty of wishes available, and when I tell people that, they are just flabbergasted,” said Chapman of the organization that grants wishes to seniors with

Kimberly Pruitt

life-threatening or terminal illness. “But we’re here. Call us.” Since 2000, Contra Costa County residents have called the foundation requesting wishes in the form of visits with loved ones, outings to professional baseball or football games, afternoons fishing on the Delta and even the gift of free long-distance phone calling. “What’s interesting about the wishes,” said Chapman, “is that they are small in nature but so large in the hearts of the people we give them to. We’ve been doing this for

Hair Designer | Master Colorist

Marco Ortiz, a Brentwood resident and Alameda County Sheriff’s deputy, was killed Dec. 30 when his minivan overturned on Vasco Road.

“All we know right now is that he hit an embankment and that caused the car to flip,” said Nelson. “We don’t know if he was ill, if he fell asleep – we just don’t know. The car is being examined to see if there was a malfunction, but as to the cause of the accident, that’s something we may never know.” Ortiz is the first fatality on Vasco Road in four years, but the 16th death since 2000. Construction on the hazardous stretch of road is currently underway to improve the 1.5-mile section in the Brushy Creek area roughly three miles from the Contra Costa/Alameda County line. The road is being widened to accommodate a median barrier, passing lane in the southbound direction as well as retaining walls and the widening of a bridge. Ortiz is survived by his wife, who is expecting their first child. A fund has been set up for the family, and donations can be made to the San Francisco Police Credit Union, P.O. Box 22219, San Francisco, CA 94122-9988. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

925 451

6007

Improve the condition your hair and eliminate frizz. Cut styling time in half! Hair Designer | Master of Colorist

108 FREE

$

PRODUCT

with Purchase of a Brazilian Blowout!

10 years and it’s a really wonderful thing.” Just last month, Elderly Wish celebrated its 100th wish, granted to a Central County man whose heart’s desire was to obtain a free pass to see the impressionist exhibit at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. When the museum heard about his simple wish, it took the gift one step further by inviting the man and a friend to visit on a day it was normally closed. “He was overcome with gratitude,” said Chapman. Funded through the United Way plus

Photo courtesy of Legacy.com

individual and corporate donations, the organization holds one large fundraiser a year: the Heart to Heart Ball, scheduled this year for Feb. 19 at the Lone Tree Golf Clubhouse, 4800 Golf Course Road in Antioch. To participate in the Elderly Wish program, seniors must be 60 years or older, live in Contra Costa County and have a lifethreatening or terminal illness that can be documented by a doctor. For donations of sponsorships, services or for additional information, call 925978-1883, e-mail info@elderlywish.org or visit www.elderlywish.org. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

BART A.S.A.P. D E LTA E X P R E S S L U X U RY C O M M U T E R S E RV I C E F R O M B R E N T W O O D A N D D ISCOVERY B AY T O D UBLIN BART AND P LEASANTON

‹ Acai AntiFrizz :hampoo ‹ Acai AntiFrizz Conditioner ‹ Acai Daily :moothing :erum

Make commute time your time on Delta Express. Designed with busy professionals in mind, Delta Express provides convenient and reliable, round-trip commuter service to Dublin BART, with continuing service throughout Hacienda Business Park in Pleasanton It’s the better way to work!

Brazilian Blowout $200 | Offer expires 3/31/11

Tutta Bella Salon 8335 Brentwood Boulevard Brentwood

CA

JoJo the Clown & Great Pizza every Wednesday in Brentwood and Fridays in Discovery Bay

F REE T RIAL PASS . T RY I T T ODAY !

Small Pizza $3 Off Mini Pizza $2 Off R MEDA VE AWARD

MEDA L LD AWARD

GO

SIL

2010 2010 L

Extra Large Pizza $6 Off Large Pizza $5 Off Medium Pizza $4 Off

Must present coupon. Expires 1/31/11

BRENTWOOD

DISCOVERY BAY

OAKLEY

240-6363

240-6966

625-4900

Call us today and we’ll mail you a free pass to try Delta Express. No strings attached! Just call 925-754-6622 and ask for your free Delta Express Pass. Limit one free pass per household. For more info including maps & schedules, visit TriDeltaTransit.com or call 754-6622

WHY RIDE DELTA EXPRESS? • Convenient pick up at your local Park & Ride lot with plenty of FREE parking! • No driving in commute traffic • No parking worries at BART • Luxury motor coach service • Seven convenient stops inside Hacienda Business Park! • Arrival times to meet busy schedules • Less expensive than driving • Free WiFi on every motor coach


JANUARY 7, 2011

THEPRESS.NET

|

13A


THEPRESS.NET

SPOTLIGHT

It’s a Matter of Law

N BUSINESS

Spotlight on Business, provided each week by The Press, presents news and information about our business community. To contribute to this section, e-mail greg@thepress.net.

By Amy Alvis & Barbara A. Frantz HAPPY NEW YEAR! HAPPY NEW TAX LAW? Well, the year of waiting to find out what would become of the Estate Tax is finally answered, or is it? A better statement would be that the answer will be temporarily postponed for another two years but in the meantime… here’s a tax law to hold you over and to even cause you additional planning questions. Last year was there was no federal estate tax law in effect. Now, the new tax law (effective 1.1.11) provides two options to the surviving heirs of individuals who died last year. They can either follow the 2010 rules – no federal estate tax, or follow the new 2011 tax rules which provide individuals with a $5 Million dollar exemption. If you chose the new 2011 rules you can pay estate tax (35%) of a taxable estate over the $5 million exemption and your heirs get a “stepped up basis” of all such inherited property. “Stepped up” means that the cost basis of any property you inherit is determined by the value of that property at the date of death of the previous owner. This is important for capital gains tax savings when the property is later sold. Alternatively, if chose to follow the 2010 tax rules, you will not pay any estate tax regardless of the size of your estate and the estate will be subject to a modified “carryover basis” rules. When you inherit property under this option, the cost basis of the property stays the same as it was for the previous owner. (Typically the price they paid plus capital improvements). When you sell the inherited property, your

JANUARY 7, 2011

BUSINESS

capital gains tax will be based on the older and typically lower cost basis. The carryover however, is modified in that an heir can still step up the first $1.3 million of an inheritance, and a surviving spouse can take another $3 million. Anything in excess of these amounts would be fully carried over at the original cost basis. So for anyone administering a large estate for a 2010 death, many options are available and careful consideration needs to be made with your tax advisor to determine which tax rules will be more beneficial to your estate. And the lingering question, what will happen if you die in 2013 when we may potentially be facing another period of uncertainty Disclaimer: The information provided is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to your particular issue or problem.

WWW.ALVISFRANTZLAW.COM The information provided is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact an attorney to obtain advice with respect to your particular issue or problem. – Advertisement

Travis Credit Union offers scholarships Travis Credit Union has announced some good news for college-bound students: It will again award 20 $1,000 scholarships. All graduating high school seniors are encouraged to apply. Each applicant must be a high school senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0, be bound for a two- or four-year college or university, and be a member in good standing of Travis Credit Union. Students who live in Travis Credit Union’s 12-county service region and are not yet members may join the credit union and apply for a scholarship at the same time. “In the last seven years, we have received a tremendous response from young members who have exhibited a commitment to academic excellence and community service,” said Travis Credit Union President and CEO Patsy Van Ouwerkerk. “We look forward to recognizing even more of our deserving young members this year.” The Travis Credit Union Board of Directors established the scholarship program in 2004 and named it the Mary Keith Duff Memorial Scholarship Fund in honor of the longtime board member who passed away in

R MEDA VE AWARD

MEDA L LD AWARD

20 2 088

L

2010

SIL

|

GO

14A

December of 2004. Scholarship applications are available at any branch location or online at Travis Credit Union’s website, www.traviscu.org. In addition to a completed application, applicants must submit a 250-word essay, a certified high school transcript and a letter of recommendation from a teacher. Completed applications must be received no later than the close of business on Monday, March 14. “As a credit union, we are founded on the philosophy of ‘people helping people,’ and we stand behind the principles that promote human development and social responsibility,” said Van Ouwerkerk. “Offering these scholarships is just one way Travis Credit Union is assisting young members with the increasing cost of higher education and reinforcing its commitment to the financial success of our country’s future leaders.” Headquartered in Vacaville, Travis Credit Union’s 20 branch locations include 5819 Lone Tree Way in Antioch, and 3111 Balfour Road in Brentwood. For more information, visit www.traviscu.org.


JANUARY 7, 2011

COMMUNITY

THEPRESS.NET

|

15A

State agency backs Oakley power plant by Samie Hartley Staff Writer The Oakley Generating Station is another step closer to gaining approval now that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved PG&E’s purchase and sale agreement with the Contra Costa Generating Station LLC for the proposed Oakley power plant. Last July, the CPUC denied PG&E’s application to purchase the proposed natural gas fired combined cycle facility, citing no need to create new projects during the recession and advising PG&E to continue working on its newest power plants in Tracy and San Jose instead. The CPUC reported that the Oakley Generating Station, which is proposed to be built on a 22-acre parcel on the old DuPont property on Bridgehead Road, would be a

more viable option by 2018 at the earliest, but after an outpouring of community support, the commission had second thoughts. After reconsidering the community benefits as well as the energy efficiency of the proposed state-of-the-art plant, which will supply 624 megawatts of power to 600,000 households, the CPUC decided on Dec. 16 that the Oakley Generating Station is a practical option that is needed now. “This is a win-win for all,” wrote Commissioner John Bohn in a press release. “It approves the construction of a modern, highly efficient power plant, provides clean and adequate power for the future and increases PG&E’s ability to secure financing for this project that might not have been available beyond 2010.” CPUC President Michael Peevey said with the construction of the Oakley station, outdated

Cub carolers rank Beede checked in to let us know that Cub Scout Pack 152 at Vintage Parkway Elementary did its part to make the holidays happier for the residents at Lone Tree Convalescent Home. Under the direction of Bear den leader Amy Van Linge, scouts Jake Donovan, Garrett Hogan, Justin Hurney, Nolan Lozano, William Mesker, Joshua Scheer, Dom Spagnol, Gio Spagnol, Nathan Van Linge, Tyler Hurney and some of their brothers and sisters filled the facility with the magical melodies of Christmas carols. Way to go, Pack 152!

F

Photo courtesy of Frank Beede

The Community Employment Connection brings your local employment resources into focus. You look to us for your local news, and now you can rely on us for the most comprehensive job resources in our region. That’s why our website is linked to the Community Employment Connection, provided by Northern California’s most-respected career and employment resource, JobJournal.com. With a few clicks, you can zero in on employment information, upcoming job fairs, career resources and job listings from local media, as well as nearby employment centers. So if you’re searching for a new job or career, start by taking a closer look at us.

plants would be able to retire and make way for the new technology utilized in Oakley. Mayor Jim Frazier said he’s pleased that the CPUC ultimately recognized the need for the project, which will not only benefit Oakley but the entire economy of East County. Aside from the energy benefits, the project is anticipated to generate hundreds of construction jobs during the estimated 33month construction schedule. While the Oakley City Council has urged that a portion of the workers be local hires, other workers will be coming to Oakley from out of town, boosting the economy by shopping, dining and lodging in the area. Once the station is complete, it will be staffed by approximately 20 employees. The California Energy Commission (CEC), which oversees the project’s viability study, is the only government agency with

the authority to give the project the green light. Raymond Ehrlich, representing Contra Costa Generating Station LLC, the company that proposed the project, said things are on schedule with the CEC study. Should the CEC approve the project, groundbreaking could take place this summer and the plant could be fully operational by 2014. The CEC has released part one of its preliminary staff assessment, concluding that recommended mitigation for the project complies with all laws, ordinances, regulations and standards in the areas of cultural resources, noise, public health, waste management, worker safety, facility design, power plant efficiency and power plant reliability. Part two of the report is expected to be released later this month and a final assessment in the spring. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


|

JANUARY 7, 2011

THEPRESS.NET ion

rs

Have you got something to say? Visit www.thepress.net and let your thoughts be known.

ward Winning News al A pa pe

OPINION

EDITORIALS, LETTERS & COMMENTARY

Na t

16A

Airborne squadron’s cup runneth over This message was recently forwarded to The Press by the volunteers for Operation Creekside, which has sent more than 1,500 care packages to troops overseas, including the recipients below in Afghanistan. Operation Creekside is in constant need of postage. Donations should be made payable to Postmaster and sent to Operation Creekside, P.O. Box 1758, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. Dear friends, I hope this letter finds you well and enjoying this Christmas time of year. Mother Teresa once shared, “It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you … yes, it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand.” We here at FOB (Forward Operating Base) Bostick have been blessed by all of you as you have continued to offer your care and support to us. In fact, our small FOB is near to the point of overflowing with your gifts. In addition to what has been sent in my name, the individual troops and soldiers have received a great amount of cards, goodies and gifts. We have been sharing with one another, but still have more than we can use in the immediate future. I am also going on R&R leave the end of January and so I am thankfully, humbly requesting that

you hold off on sending any more “general” care packages to me. We still have some smaller, specific needs that come up and change from time to time. If you would like to contact me concerning those particular needs … I can let you know. Please do continue to pray for us. God is faithful. He knows what is best for now and always, and we are asking that He will continue to guide and direct all of our soldiers and leadership. We are looking forward to the new year and heading home in April 2011, but still have much work to accomplish. During this deployment, and as we have come to this time when we celebrate the birth of Christ, the generosity of all of you has reminded us once again of the true foundation of Christmas. It is more than being in a certain place, or even with certain things. It is about a certain Person and certain people. As the great theologian Dr. Seuss put it, “Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store? What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?” Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and may God bless you, Capt. Corey Arnold, U.S. Army 1-32 CAV Squadron Chaplain

LETTERS Check-out charity Editor: Where does kindness come from? I will tell you. I was at Safeway in Brentwood with a $25 gift card and a cart of groceries. I went up to pay for my groceries, which were well over the $25, so I needed to write a check. The clerk looked at me and said my check was declined, and I could not purchase my groceries. They took my cart away and said I need to go to customer service and wait to get my $25 gift card back. As I waited, I heard a voice say, “I would like to pay for your groceries.” I

BRENTWOOD PRESS

& PUBLISHING CORPORATION National Award Winning Newspapers The Press Newspapers are adjudicated in the the cities of Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley, and the Delta Judicial District of Contra Costa County.

Founder & President Jimmy Chamoures Publisher & General Manager Greg Robinson Executive Editor Rick Lemyre Production Manager & Webmaster Lonnie de Lambert Business Manager Heather Reid Advertising 925-634-1441, ext. 115 Classifieds 925-634-1441, ext. 142 Editorial 925-634-1441, ext. 111 Circulation 925-250-1405 Editorial e-mail editor@brentwoodpress.com Main Office / Brentwood 248 Oak St. Brentwood, CA 94513 Phone 925-634-1441 Fax 925-634-1975 Web site: www.thepress.net No part of this publication may be reproduced for commerce or trade without written permission from the publisher.

TO THE

looked up and a kind man was standing there. I told him that he was very thoughtful but I could not accept it, but he said it was a gift and he wanted to do this. I accepted his gift, and as we waited I met his wife, who is also very kind. I am truly blessed to have met such kind people. In this hard time with the economy, they looked past that and helped me. To Bryan and Theresa, thank you again,

Photo courtesy of Capt. Corey Arnold

The American flag flies over Forward Operating Base Bostick in Afghanistan as the sun sets on New Year’s Eve.

EDITOR

and I pray your life will always be filled with peace and joy. Michelle Brokaw Oakley

Rave review Editor: Recently the Delta Patriots youth football league completed another season. One of the coaches, Tom Schaffer, put together a fabulous video montage

of the football season for two teams, the North Rookies and JV. Like last year, Joey Nardone, the manager of Rave Motion Pictures in Brentwood, opened up his facilities to allow players, coaches and parents to watch the film in style. A big thanks to Rave, Joey and his staff for creating this magical experience for all! Brian Sharp Delta Patriots North Rookies and JV parents

GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS City of Brentwood City Manager and City Council City Hall 708 Third St. Brentwood, CA 94513 Phone: 925-516-5440 www.ci.brentwood.ca.us City of Antioch City Manager and City Council City Hall Third and H streets Antioch, CA 94509 Phone: 925-779-7000 www.ci.antioch.ca.us/citygov/administration City of Oakley City Manager and City Council City Hall 3231 Main St. Oakley, CA 94561

Phone: 925-625-7000 www.ci.oakley.ca.us

Phone: 925-427-8138 dist5@bos.cccounty.us

Town of Discovery Bay Town Manager and Community Services District 1800 Willow Lake Road Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Phone: 925-634-1131 www.todb.ca.gov

State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier Seventh State Senate District State Capitol Room 2054 Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: 916-651-4007 1350 Treat Blvd., Suite 240 Walnut Creek, CA 94597 Phone: 925-942-6082 www.dist07.casen.govoffice.com

County Supervisor, Dist. III Mary N. Piepho 1200 Central Blvd., Suite B Brentwood, CA 94513 Phone: 925-240-7260 dist3@bos.cccounty.us County Supervisor, Dist. V Federal Glover 315 E. Leland Ave. Pittsburg, CA 94565

Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan 15th District P.O. Box 942849 Sacramento, CA 94249 3231 Main St., Oakley, CA 94561 Phone: 925-679-2715 www.democrats.assembly.ca.gov/members/a15


JANUARY 7, 2011

COP

THEPRESS.NET

FROM EMERGENCY SERVICES DISPATCH LOGS

A sampling of recent law enforcement activity reported by East County police departments. BRENTWOOD Dec. 22, 4:02 a.m. On Brentwood Boulevard, a subject was robbed at gunpoint by three subjects. The loss (wallet, cash and Visa debit card) is estimated at $100. The victim was not injured. Dec. 22, 11:35 a.m. A three-vehicle rear-end collision took place on Sand Creek Road at the Highway 4 Bypass. Dec. 22, 12:11 p.m. A resident of Dainty Avenue was notified by the DMV that he was a victim of identity theft. Dec. 22, 1:49 p.m. On First Street, an unidentified person stole the emblem from a fire engine. Loss: $45.88. Dec. 22, 7:01 p.m. An unidentified person stole two laptop computers from a business on Lone Tree Way. Dec. 23, 9:37 a.m. A subject contacted on Grovewood Loop was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Dec. 23, 12:53 p.m. An unidentified person passed a counterfeit $100 bill at a business on Sand Creek Road. Dec. 23, 1:54 p.m. An unidentified person stole registration tabs from vehicles parked on Ellen Lane. Dec. 23, 2:40 p.m. An unidentified driver struck a fire hydrant on Pippin Drive at Gala Lane. Dec. 23, 3:53 p.m. An unidentified person stole a postal package from the front porch of a residence on Essex Drive. Dec. 23, 4:54 p.m. On Lone Tree Way at Windy Springs Lane, the vehicle registration of a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found to be expired for more than six months. Dec. 23, 5:18 p.m. On Eagle Rock Avenue, a subject took a photo in violation of a restraining order. Dec. 23, 7:44 p.m. A subject was leaving a business on Second Street in possession of stolen items and brandished knife at another subject, who attempted to stop him. A struggle ensued and the second subject sustained a possible broken finger. The perpetrator, who was discovered to be on felony proba-

LOGS tion, was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Dec. 24, 3:11 a.m. A subject contacted on Brentwood Boulevard at Broderick Drive was found in possession of suspected methamphetamine. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Dec. 24, 11:36 a.m. A subject fired a shotgun multiple times from his backyard on Windy Springs Lane. Dec. 24, 11:41 a.m. An unidentified person stole a vehicle parked on Village Drive. Dec. 24, 12:40 p.m. On Minnesota Avenue at Balfour Road, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Dec. 25, 9:02 a.m. A subject contacted on O’Hara Avenue was found in violation of the terms of her probation. She was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Dec. 25, 8:15 p.m. On Walnut Boulevard, a subject was found to be under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant and in possession of marijuana. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Dec. 25, 9:35 p.m. A parking lot security gate on Brentwood Boulevard struck a vehicle as it entered the lot. Dec. 26, 12:24 p.m. A subject caught stealing clothing from a business on Lone Tree Way was arrested and released on a Promise To Appear. Dec. 26, 10:04 p.m. On Brentwood Boulevard, a subject contacted following a physical altercation was found to be too intoxicated to care for his own safety. He was arrested and transported to a local hospital. Dec. 26, 10:47 p.m. On Balfour Road at Griffith Lane, a subject who sideswiped another vehicle was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Dec. 27, 7:13 a.m. An unidentified person removed the lock from a business on Brentwood Boulevard and stole several tools. Estimated loss: $8,500. Dec. 27, 9:44 a.m. An unidentified person stole copper wire and damaged an electrical box on Sunset Road. Estimated damage: $12,000. Dec. 27, 10:33 a.m. An unidentified driver struck a guard rail on Empire Avenue. Dec. 27, 10:57 a.m. An unidentified person

|

17A

Gift cards belonging to a resident of Montana Street in Brentwood were stolen from an unknown location and used at an undetermined location. Dec. 27, 7:45 p.m. stole approximately 1,500 feet of copper wire from streetlights on Shady Willow Lane at Grant Street. Dec. 27, 7:45 p.m. Gift cards belonging to a resident of Montana Street were stolen from an unknown location and used at an undetermined location. Dec. 27, 8:56 p.m. While shopping at a business on Sand Creek Road, a subject’s vehicle was broken into by means of a window smash, and a brown leather computer bag was stolen. Estimated loss $60. Dec. 28, 7:51 a.m. On Balfour Road at Summerset Drive, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to be driving on a suspended license. Dec. 28, 4:32 p.m. An unidentified person entered the unlocked garage of a residence on Lone Oak Court and stole a purse from an unlocked vehicle. Dec. 28, 6:32 p.m. At a business on Sand Creek Road, a subject was placed under citizen’s arrest for shoplifting, and released to a parent on a Juvenile Affidavit. Dec. 28, 7:39 p.m. An unidentified person broke into the trunk of a vehicle parked on Sand Creek Road and stole items valued at $540. Dec. 28, 11:41 p.m. An unidentified driver struck a vehicle parked on Montecito Drive. To view the Brentwood Police Department’s public logs on the city’s Web site, visit www.ci.brentwood.ca.us/department/pd/reports/index.cfm. OAKLEY Dec. 20 – A vehicle was towed from Arrowhead Way at Big Bear Road. Dec. 20 – On Laurel Road at Main Street and on the 1700 block of Chandon Way, subjects were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Dec. 20 – A residence on the 1100 block of O’Hara Avenue was vandalized. Dec. 20 – A subject was arrested for public intoxication on the 2000 block of Main Street. Dec. 21 – A stolen vehicle was recovered on the 100 block of Korbel Court. Dec. 21 – A subject was found in possession of dangerous drugs on West Cypress Road at Ponderosa Way. Dec. 21 – A vehicle accident with property damage occurred on the 900 block of Al-

mond Drive. Dec. 21 – Arrest warrants were served on the 200 block of La Vina Way and the 4800 block of Carrington Drive. Dec. 21 – A residence on the 2100 block of El Lago Drive was vandalized. Dec. 22 – A vehicle was stolen on the 4600 block of Salvador Lane. Dec. 22 – On Main Street at Vintage Parkway, a subject was found to be under the influence of dangerous drugs. Dec. 22 – On Calle De Oro at Oakley Road, a subject was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Dec. 22 – Residences on the 1000 block of O’Hara and the 100 block of Vinca Court were vandalized. Dec. 23 – A subject was found in possession of dangerous drugs on the 4100 block of Blossom Court. Dec. 23 – An arrest warrant was served on Richard Way at Truman Lane. Dec. 23 – On Gardenia Avenue at Main Street, on Empire Avenue at Laurel Road, on Empire Avenue at Oakley and on Main Street at Norcross Lane, subjects were arrested for DUI. Dec. 23 – Domestic battery was reported on the 800 block of Chianti Way. Dec. 23 – Grand theft occurred on the 3200 block of Crismore Drive. Dec. 24 – On Hall Street at Main Street, on Laurel Road at Neroly Road, on Live Oak Avenue at Main Street and on the 3800 block of Cloverbrook Avenue, subjects were arrested for DUI. Dec. 24 – Domestic battery occurred on the 500 block of Whitehall Court. Dec. 24 – A business on the 1300 block of Main Street was burglarized. Dec. 24 – A residence on Frank Hengel Way at Shearwater Way was vandalized. Dec. 25 – An adult was reported as missing from the 100 block of Hill Avenue. Dec. 25 – A vehicle was towed from the 1900 block of Babbe Street. Dec. 25 – On Bridgehead Road at Main Street and on Amador Avenue at Francisco Villa Drive, subjects were arrested for DUI. Dec. 25 – An arrest warrant was served on the 400 block of Fifth Street. Dec. 25 – A residence on the 4700 block of Oak Forest Avenue was burglarized.


18A

|

THEPRESS.NET

JANUARY 7, 2011

MILESTONES

Arrival ongratulations to Oakley residents Kristi and Randy Pope on the birth of their beautiful daughter, Clare Ann Pope. Clare was born on Dec. 16 at 11:31 p.m. at Kaiser Hospital in Antioch. She weighed 8 pounds, 9.7 ounces and measured 21 inches. Her two happy big brothers are Carter, 5, and Logan, 2. Congratulations to all!

C

East Coast ceremony In a magical ceremony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Liberty High School Class of ’98 graduate Erin Abbadie married her best friend, Rob Rohn, in Kennebunkport, Maine on Aug. 5 at the historic Colony Inn. The happy couple currently resides in Arizona, while much of the bride’s family still lives in Brentwood and Discovery Bay. Congrats, Erin and Rob!

Obituary Colleen Settingsgard Local businesswoman Colleen Settingsgard passed away Sunday, Dec. 26 after a brief illness. A resident of Alameda, Colleen had worked as a marriage and family therapist in Brentwood since

2000. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Jan. 8 at 5 p.m. at The Hillside Community Church, 1422 Navellier St. in El Cerrito. The family is accepting flowers or donations in her memory.

Guide graduates Congratulations to Brentwood resident Summer Hunt for contributing time and love in raising a puppy named Pansy for Guide Dogs for the Blind. A formal graduation ceremony was held on Dec. 11. Summer and her mom, Jennifer Hunt, presented the Labrador to a lucky graduating student. Summer Hunt is a member of the local Guide Dog Puppy Raising Club – Contra Costa County East led by Mark Ruefenacht. Guide Dogs for the Blind uses yellow and black Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers and Lab/golden crosses as guides. The puppies are born at the Guide Dog kennels and placed in the homes of volunteer puppy raisers at around two months of age. The puppy raisers socialize the pups by housebreaking them, teaching them to be good canine citizens and introducing them to new experiences. The pups are returned to Guide Dogs for formal guide training when at 14 to 18 months of age. The trained dogs are then matched with blind students enrolled at the school. The new persondog team completes an intensive in-residence course culminating in a graduation ceremony at which the raiser formally presents the dog to the new partner the dog will guide. Guide Dogs for the Blind has been cre-

Expanding family ating lifelong partnerships in the community by providing skilled dogs and training in their use free of charge since 1942. The organization receives no government funding but depends entirely on private donations. To get involved, call Guide Dogs for the Blind at 800-295-4050 or visit www.guidedogs.com.

Christmas came early this year to the Linscheid family with the birth of their first grandchild, Quintessa Katherine Linscheid. Quintessa, who was born on Nov. 23 at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley, weighed 7 pound, 8 ounces and measured 20½ inches. Her proud parents are Michael Linscheid, a 1995 graduate of Liberty High School, and wife Dulcinea. The couple and their new daughter currently reside in Oakland. Another addition to the Linscheid

family, twin boys Jeremiah Michael and Edmund Steven Linscheid, arrived on Dec. 8 at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City. The proud parents are Randy and Connie Linscheid. The twins both weighed 5 pounds and 10 ounces. Jeremiah measured 19 inches; Edmund 18. The proud and happy grandparents are Herk and Vicki Linscheid of Brentwood along with Aunt Laurie and Uncle Kevin McCrea. Congratulations to all!


JANUARY 7, 2011

THEPRESS.NET

|

Beware of the HOA Dues, Assessments, Liens and Foreclosures by Joan Grimes, Esq. assessments, you need to be aware that the HOA can foreclose before your lender and become your landlord. If you are trying to buy the maximum amount of time in your home prior a foreclosure, it may be better to keep your HOA dues current. If you are filing bankruptcy or have filed bankruptcy, there are special rules you need to know. First, all dues and assessments which come due prior to the date of filing are included in the bankruptcy discharge. HOWEVER, under 11 USC 523(a) (16), Congress carved out a special exception as to post-petition dues and assessments. Specifically, the owner continues to be responsible for all dues and assessments which came due after the filing of the bankruptcy as “long as the debtor or the trustee has a legal, equitable or possessory ownership interest” in the property i.e. until someone forecloses or buys your property, you are responsible for the HOA dues and assessments. Therefore, if you do not pay your HOA dues or assessments after a bankruptcy filing, do not be surprised to find yourself being sued in state court by your HOA or having your property foreclosed. In conclusion, beware of the HOA. They know where you live. This is a complicated area of the law and I recommend you to seek legal counsel prior to allowing your HOA dues or assessments to become delinquent. Like everything else in life, there are consequences to actions as well as inaction. In this case, there may be personal liability and tax consequences. I provide a free 30 minute consultation at all of my three offices located in Walnut Creek, Antioch and Brentwood. WE ARE A DEBT RELIEF AGENCY. WE HELP PEOPLE FILE BANKRUPTCY RELIEF UNDER THE BANKRUPTCY CODE. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT PROVIDED AS LEGAL ADVICE AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON IN MAKING ANY DECISION REGARDING A VOLUNTARY DEFAULT, SHORT SALE, FORECLOSURE OR BANKRUPTCY. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR OBTAINING TAX & LEGAL ADVICE REGARDING AN INDIVIDUAL SITUATION. © 2011Joan M. Grimes. Grimesbklaw.com – Advertisement

Half Price Wednesdays $5 Admission $5 Skate Rental Valid Jan. 5 & 12

MEDA L LD AWARD

2010

GO

Last week, a person came into my office saying he received a letter from his Homeowners Association (“HOA”) offering to rent his house to him. Needless to say, he was not happy. He knew he was behind on HOA dues, but his lender hadn’t even started foreclosing on his house. Welcome to the new frontier of the mortgage crisis in California. The homeowner’s HOA had foreclosed on his property before the lender. While this has been common in Hawaii for years, this is relatively new in California. If you are behind on your HOA dues or assessment, here is the California law you need to know. HOAs are regulated by the California Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act in Civil Code Section 1367 et seq. Pursuant to Davis-Stirling, an HOA can levy dues and assessments necessary for the development. A regular or special assessment is a debt of the owner. If an owner is behind on dues or assessments, the HOA can record a lien against the property. At least 30 days prior to recording the lien, the HOA is required to notify the owner by certified mail. The recording of a lien does not automatically allow a foreclosure by the HOA. Rather, an HOA may not foreclose until the amount of the delinquent dues and assessments secured by the lien, exclusive of any accelerated assessments, late charges, fees and costs of collection, attorney’s fees, or interest, equals or exceeds one thousand eight hundred dollars ($1,800) or the assessments secured by the lien are more than 12 months delinquent. In addition, the HOA still maintains its rights to proceed in state court against the owner for delinquent dues and assessments. If the HOA decides to proceed with a foreclosure of its lien, in most instances it will proceed with a non-judicial foreclosure pursuant to CC 2924 which will require the a Notice of Default and Notice of Sale. If the HOA does foreclose on its lien, the owner still has a 90 day right of redemption and the HOA would still be taking the property subject to any senior liens. Therefore, if you are behind on your HOA dues and

19A


MEDA L LD AWARD

GO

2010


JANUARY 7, 2011

THEPRESS.NET

Don’t let your business be invisible online.

A

re you a business owner? Do you know if consumers are finding your website? Do you even have a website or an online presence?

Having a website and online presence is critical for business success in today’s technology-driven world. However, being invisible on the world-wide web can quickly lead to lost business revenue!

Morning Session Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 9:30am

The Press.net is offering FREE training seminars to teach business owners how to overcome “Online Invisibility.”

Evening Sessions Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 5:30pm or 7:30pm

Come to the beautiful downtown office location of the Brentwood Press to learn the Five Best Ways to Make your Business Visible Online.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to michele@thepress.net or call 634-1441 by Monday, January 10, 2011 to secure your spot for one of the FREE training sessions. If you are unable to attend one of the above dates/times but are interested in learning more about improving or creating on-line visibility for your business, contact michele@thepress.net to schedule a personal training visit.

|

21A


22A

|

THEPRESS.NET

Antioch Library service expands Antioch residents can take a dance class, join a game of basketball and pick up their library books – all in one convenient location – when the Mirant Gateway Center for Learning Library opens in the Antioch Community Center, 4703 Lone Tree Way. This “express” library, augmenting the downtown library, will open Saturday, Jan. 29. The Mirant Gateway Center for Learning Library’s automated check-out and return machines, wireless access, early literacy computers for children and use of the City of Antioch’s computer lab (adjacent to the center) help make it a state-of-the-art facility. Library users can tap into Contra Costa County Library’s website for access to live online homework help, student resources, and eBooks. Spanning 1,500 square feet, the library might be small, but it serves as a gateway to the vast collection of resources offered by the Contra Costa County Library. Residents can request materials from other li-

brary locations and pick them up at the center. They can also browse more than 9,000 new and appealing books, audio books, CDs and DVDs. In addition to its materials and resources, the library will host programs for all ages – story times, puppet shows and author visits. The Friends of the Antioch Library will sponsor programs at both Antioch libraries. All are invited to join in the openingday festivities on Jan. 29. The opening ceremony starts at 11:15 a.m., and the library will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Children can enjoy a sampling of library programs by watching the comedy magic of Timothy James at 2 p.m. After Jan. 29, the library resumes its normal operating hours: Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 8 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. The library is closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

State agency backs Oakley power plant by Samie Hartley Staff Writer The Oakley Generating Station is another step closer to gaining approval now that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved PG&E’s purchase and sale agreement with the Contra Costa Generating Station LLC for the proposed Oakley power plant. Last July, the CPUC denied PG&E’s application to purchase the proposed natural gas fired combined cycle facility, citing no need to create new projects during the recession and advising PG&E to continue working on its newest power plants in Tracy and San Jose instead. The CPUC reported that the Oakley Generating Station, which is proposed to be built on a 22-acre parcel on the old DuPont property on Bridgehead Road, would be a more viable option by 2018 at the earliest, but after an outpouring of community support, the commission had second thoughts. After reconsidering the community benefits as well as the energy efficiency of the proposed state-of-the-art plant, which will supply 624 megawatts of power to 600,000 households, the CPUC decided on Dec. 16 that the Oakley Generating Station is a practical option that is needed now. “This is a win-win for all,” wrote Commissioner John Bohn in a press release. “It approves the construction of a modern, highly efficient power plant, provides clean and adequate power for the future and increases PG&E’s ability to secure financing for this project that might not have been available beyond 2010.” CPUC President Michael Peevey said with the construction of the Oakley station,

JANUARY 7, 2011

COMMUNITY

outdated plants would be able to retire and make way for the new technology utilized in Oakley. Mayor Jim Frazier said he’s pleased that the CPUC ultimately recognized the need for the project, which will not only benefit Oakley but the entire economy of East County. Aside from the energy benefits, the project is anticipated to generate hundreds of construction jobs during the estimated 33-month construction schedule. While the Oakley City Council has urged that a portion of the workers be local hires, other workers will be coming to Oakley from out of town, boosting the economy by shopping, dining and lodging in the area. Once the station is complete, it will be staffed by approximately 20 employees. The California Energy Commission (CEC), which oversees the project’s viability study, is the only government agency with the authority to give the project the green light. Raymond Ehrlich, representing Contra Costa Generating Station LLC, the company that proposed the project, said things are on schedule with the CEC study. Should the CEC approve the project, groundbreaking could take place this summer and the plant could be fully operational by 2014. The CEC has released part one of its preliminary staff assessment, concluding that recommended mitigation for the project complies with all laws, ordinances, regulations and standards in the areas of cultural resources, noise, public health, waste management, worker safety, facility design, power plant efficiency and power plant reliability. Part two of the report is expected to be released later this month and a final assessment in the spring. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

Truck crusher

Photo by John A. Gonzales

trong winds that blew through East County last week created special trouble for one truck driver in Knightsen. Shortly before 2 p.m. last Thursday wind brought down one of the oldest trees in town – a eucalyptus tree with a rotting trunk. The tree crushed the cab of a big rig cattle mover, but no humans or cattle were injured. The incident brought widespread attention to Knightsen, including a story on CNN, for the second time in recent weeks. Earlier in December, reporters and camera crews came to cover the unusual appearance on a downtown street of a wayward sea lion.

S

Chamber from page 1A Wright said the board would meet shortly to explore ways to restructure and move forward in the long term. Several volunteers have already stepped up and offered to answer phones and simply keep the doors

Layoffs from page 1A anger at the beginning of the negotiation, Fuhrmann feels that a deal can be reached amicably. “I think that there’s confidence in the ability of both sides to get the tasks accomplished,” Fuhrmann said. “If there wasn’t that confidence at that table, then the city manager wouldn’t have continued.” Jakel echoed Furhmann’s thoughts, noting that both sides have been pushing hard for a deal in order to avoid further layoffs. Jakel would like to meet with APOA officials before the City Council meeting on Tuesday, and if necessary, set up more meetings before Jan. 21. “No one will be able to accuse us of not having tried,” said Jakel.

open. The volunteer effort from the community will be vital, according to Wright. “We have to restructure the budget,” he said, “so that we can function on today’s economy and today’s budget.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net. While the officers are grateful for the donations, Furhmann said the city still has a long way to go before it achieves solvency. According to Jakel, even if the concessions are agreed upon for this full year, Antioch must bridge a deficit of about $1.27 million by June 30, when the fiscal year ends. As it stands now, police services account for roughly $26.2 million of the city’s $38.2 million budget. “We’re needing to come up with creative solutions for over $1 million,” Furhmann said. “To really put a value on how much (the donation) helps, I can’t tell you right now. But every portion helps.” For an update on Thursday’s negotiation, visit www.thepress.net.

LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on January 18, 2011, hold a public hearing to consider the following: An application for a conditional use permit (CUP 10-018) to establish a religious assembly use within an existing 1,762 square foot single family home on a 1.58-acre site located at 7701 Lone Tree Way (APN 018-100-007). Applicant: Brentwood Muslim Community Center Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 101B Sand Creek Road, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Associate Planner Debbie Hill [(925) 516-5135 or dhill@ ci.brentwood.ca.us] in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 118 Oak Street, Brentwood, California 94513. Before any court challenge of Planning Commission decisions, you are required to appeal the decision to the City Council no later than the time period provided under the City’s Municipal Code. In addition you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: January 7, 2011

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on January 18, 2011, hold a public hearing to consider the following application: An application for a conditional use permit (CUP 10-019) to allow a tattoo business to occupy roughly 700 square feet of the existing 1,436 square foot Smoke Shop, located at 7850 Brentwood Boulevard (APN 016-150-106). Applicant: Davinder Kaur Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 101B Sand Creek Road, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Senior Planner Jeff Zilm [(925) 516-5136 or jzilm@ ci.brentwood.ca.us] in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 118 Oak Street, Brentwood, California 94513. Before any court challenge of Planning Commission decisions, you are required to appeal the decision to the City Council no later than the time period provided under the City’s Municipal Code. In addition you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: January 7, 2011

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on January 18, 2011, hold a public hearing to consider the following: An application for a conditional use permit (CUP 10-020) to operate a retail establishment known as Healthy Families, within a 2,016 square-foot tenant space in Sand Creek Business Center located at 171 Sand Creek Road, Suite F (APN 016-110-044). Applicant: Keyvan Masoudi Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 101B Sand Creek Road, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Assistant Planner Tim Nielsen [(925) 516-5151 or tnielsen@ci.brentwood.ca.us] in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 118 Oak Street, Brentwood, California 94513. Before any court challenge of Planning Commission decisions, you are required to appeal the decision to the City Council no later than the time period provided under the City’s Municipal Code. In addition you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: January 7, 2011


JANUARY 7, 2011

THEPRESS.NET

MEDA L LD AWARD

GO

2010

|

23A


24A

|

JANUARY 7, 2011

THEPRESS.NET

It’s more than the fresh meals we serve. More than the friendly environment we’ve created for our residents. It’s the personal care we provide for those who need some help with the activities of daily living, along with a comfortable environment with trained and friendly staff. We call it Personalized Assisted Living. And it goes a long way toward optimizing the daily quality of life for our residents. If you have a loved one that needs a friendly environment with a personalized care plan designed just for them, call or visit our community. Because caring for our residents is what we do. And it’s always personal to us.

Call today to schedule your personal visit.

(925) 240-0733

It’s always personal to us.

Independent Living Personalized Assisted Living Exceptional Experiences Every DaySM 150 Cortona Way, Brentwood, CA 94513

(925) 240-0733 www.brookdaleliving.com RCFE # 075601508

Exceptional Experiences Every Day is a Service Mark of Brookdale Senior Living Inc., Nashville, TN, USA ® Reg. U.S. Patent and TM Office 18700-ROP02-1210


2B

|

THEPRESS.NET

SPORTS

JANUARY 7, 2011

Defended by Turlock center Natalie Dykzeul, Heritage post player Sabrina Engelstad looks for a shot.

Photo by Justin Lafferty

Jamboree from page 1B was the only Patriot loss, it was their highest-scoring effort. Acalanes took the Sapphire division by virtue of a 90-50 blowout of Clovis East. Patriots sophomore forwards Sabrina Engelstad and Ali Ramirez were named to the All-Tournament team. In the 46-42 final round Heritage win against the Turlock Bulldogs, Engelstad led the Patriots with 17 points while Ramirez scored eight. Sophomore guard Erin Asher finished between them with 10. The Patriots got the tournament off right with a 4541 overtime win against Weston Ranch. After dropping the game to Clovis East, they responded with a 62-47 victory over Hercules before clinching fifth place by beating Turlock, despite a late rally by the Bulldogs that left Patriots fans hold-

ing their collective breath. “They make every game interesting,” said head coach Lexy Tamony. “We can be blowing a team out and we’ll let them get close. I don’t know what it is, but we come out sluggish in the third quarter. I was really happy with how we played. We got matched up with one of the strongest teams in the tournament in the second round, and that was a little tough. Antioch was dealt some close losses early, but rebounded with a blowout 51-18 win over Concord to take seventh place in the Tanzanite Division. In the opening round, the Panthers lost 57-55 in overtime to San Leandro. The next day, Antioch dropped a double-overtime match to San Ramon Valley 67see Jamboree page 3B

Photo by Curtis Evans

Deer Valley sophomore guard Sabrea Coleman defends Del Oro’s Belle Obert.


JANUARY 7, 2011

SPORTS

THEPRESS.NET

THE PRESS

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Sponsored by the

Antioch senior guard Shale Olabanji tries to find a way around a Concord defender.

Brentwood’s Award Winning Restaurant

Bernadette Fong Liberty High junior center Bernadette Fong was named Diamond Division MVP at the recent West Coast Jamboree. She scored a team-high 23 points in the championship game, a 56-47 win over Jurupa Valley.

Photo by Justin Lafferty

Jamboree from page 2B 63. Foothill won the Tanzanite Division. In the final against Concord, junior guard Ferosa Talag led the Panthers with 10 points. Freshman guard Maranne Johnson was Antioch’s all-tournament selection and the leading scorer in the other two games. Panthers coach Ventura Armenta was happy his team was able to finish off the tourney with a win. “They came out and played hard in all three games,” Armenta said. “For us, we have an inexperienced varsity team, so being in those close games, that kind of cost us a bit.” For a rebuilding Freedom team, the tournament started out strong. Sophomore guard Elsa Ross scored 19 in the Falcons’ 53-40 firstround victory over the California School for the Deaf.

Brentwood Cafe

Losses to Las Lomas, Jurupa Valley and Amador Valley followed, and the Falcons finished in fourth place in the Diamond Division. Pittsburg, in the Gold Division, was also strong out of the blocks, beating San Francisco’s Washington High School 66-50. That was the only taste of victory the Pirates would get, as they lost 52-46 to Vista Murrieta, 58-46 to Armijo and 58-46 to Chatsworth to finish ninth in the division. Los Angeles’ Narbonne High School won the Gold Division. Justin Lafferty contributed to this story. Champions: Platinum – Long Beach Poly; Gold – Narbonne; Sapphire – Acalanes; Diamond – Liberty; Ruby – Mission Prep; Emerald – Reed; Amber – Campolindo; Pearl – Orland; Tanzanite – Foothill; Quartz – Dublin; Opal – Valley; Topaz – Dougherty Valley; Onyx – Florin. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

Brentwood Cafe is proud to sponsor outstanding athletes, and happy to award a Gift Certificate to the Athletes of the Week. Certificates must be claimed at the Brentwood Press, 248 Oak St. in Brentwood.

Family Style Favorites BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER Serving Brentwood Since 1983

Brentwood Cafe 8500 Brentwood Blvd. • 634-6503

If you’d like to nominate someone for athlete of the week, Call Justin at 634-1441, ext.138

|

3B


4B

|

THEPRESS.NET

JANUARY 7, 2011

SPORTS

Holy Rosary takes gold again The Holy Rosary sixth-grade American CYO basketball team, front row from left, are Sunmi DaSilva, Vanessa Vazquez and Kylie Cast; back row: Assistant Coach Michael VanderKlugt, Sarah Morales, Ajanna Jamison, Michaela VanderKlugt, Jackie Brossard and Head Coach Jeff Cast. Not pictured is Nubia Wilson.

Photo courtesy of University of Arizona Athletics

Liberty High alumnus and University of Arizona center Kyle Quinn credited quarterback Nick Foles, left, with helping him transition into a starting role in the Alamo Bowl.

Liberty grad stands tall by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer Reality set in for Kyle Quinn when he looked toward the sky – and saw a roof. Quinn, a 2008 Liberty High alumnus, was pressed into starting duty recently for the University of Arizona football team during the Alamo Bowl. The redshirt sophomore center made his first career start against No. 14 Oklahoma State, taking over for four-year starter Colin Baxter, who missed the game due to knee surgery.

Quinn, who previously had played only on special teams, said it started to feel real when the team made its first walkthrough practice at the Alamo Dome. “It was really exciting just to be able to run out on the field in a dome – the Alamo Dome’s a 65,000 seat facility,� Quinn said. “You can’t simulate a game experience in practice. There’s just nothing like seeing the guy in a different colored jersey and going and hitting him as hard as you can.� Though the end result wasn’t great for see Tall page 5B

Photo courtesy of Donna Cast

In the championship game, Holy Rosary’s sixth-grade squad matched up against Holy Rosary’s seventhgrade American team, which advanced to championship by beating St. Agnes of Concord. Holy Rosary’s sixth-graders came out firing on all cylinders, jumping out to a 24-0 lead and coasting to a 36-13 championship, bringing home the gold medal for their fifth consecutive Thanksgiving and Christmas Tournament Championship in the past three years. Cast scored a team-high 10 points. Morales, DaSilva, Michaela VanderKlugt and Jackie Broussard contributed six each.

Holy Rosary’s sixth-grade American CYO basketball team won its second seventh-grade tournament of the season by taking first place at the Holy Rosary Seventh Grade American Christmas Tournament. Holy Rosary outshot the squad from Holy Spirit of Fairfield in the opening game, winning 39-24 in a closely contested battle through three quarters, then running away with it in the fourth quarter. Holy Rosary’s balanced offense was led by Kylie Cast and Sarah Morales, both of whom chipped in with nine points, followed by Nubia Wilson with seven and Sunmi DaSilva with six.

ECONOMY GOT YOU DOWN?

$25 Off First Visit

*

t'BTU 0O4JUF4FSWJDF'PS "MM.BKPS$PNQVUFS#SBOET t3FQBJS4VQQPSU t5SPVCMFTIPPUJOH t%4-$BCMF4FU6Q t8JSFMFTT/FUXPSLJOH t4FDVSJUZ4PMVUJPOT t%BUB#BDL6Q3FDPWFSZ

“People think that it’s too expensive to have a computer fixed and just decide to go out and get a new one. Actually, it’s too expensive not to come see us. If a computer breaks down, the information can be lost for good. Look into fixing the computer before putting down money on a new product!� - Jim Aster, CA

Jim & Denise Aster

Your One Call Computer Experts!™

www.fastteks.com *Limited time offer

265-8357

Same Day, Evening and Weekend Appointments Available


JANUARY 7, 2011

SPORTS

THEPRESS.NET

|

5B

Photo courtesy of University of Arizona Athletics

Kyle Quinn, a University of Arizona redshirt sophomore center, recently made the first start of his college career against Oklahoma State in the Alamo Bowl.

Tall from page 4B the Wildcats, who lost 36-10 to the Cowboys, Quinn said it was a valuable learning experience. Quinn replaced Baxter, who is regarded as one of the toughest offensive linemen in Arizona history. Playing with a torn ligament in one of his knees, Baxter decided to consider his possible NFL future and undergo surgery now so he’ll be healthy when next fall rolls around. Quinn said Baxter and quarterback Nick Foles were his two biggest supporters as he made his first start. “That just made the transition much smoother, having them there,” Quinn said. “Over the past month, (Baxter) has taught me everything he knows all over again, just to make sure I was prepared as I could be for that game.” His former head coach at Liberty, Nate Smith, watched the game on TV and was impressed. Smith, who called Quinn before the game to wish him luck, said that the lineman showed the ability to compete with some of the country’s top players. Smith said Quinn showed a good first step out of the shotgun and used great leverage, but there are still some things he can work on in his next two year at Arizona. “I think he probably came away with some positives to build on,” Smith said, “and also with some areas where he could really challenge himself in the offseason.” Quinn wasn’t the only local alum to play in a bowl game. Freedom grad John Henderson made five tackles and registered a sack for Southern Mississippi in the Beef ’O’ Brady’s Bowl. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

Pickleball from page 1B the sidelines for too long. “I thought the name sounded kind of dorky, and I wasn’t going to come out,” said Gail Hurlbert, who plays with her husband George at Cornell Park. “I thought it was some kind of badminton. But he talked me into coming out, and the neat thing about it is that any age can play at any level. That just makes it so user friendly.” More information on the sport, as well as finding places to play, can be found at www.usapa.org. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

BRENTWOOD

6361 Lone Tree Way (925) 513-3432 THIS PROMOTION ENDS ON JANUARY 31 2011

OAKLEY

89 Carol Lane (925) 625-4532

www.LesSchwab.com CALIFORNIA/NEVADA


|

JANUARY 7, 2011

THEPRESS.NET

AUTOMOTIVE MARKET PLACE! TRACY

BRENTWOOD

ANTIOCH

THE ALL NEW

3500 Auto Plaza Way www.tracyford.com

TRACY HYUNDAI 1-888-719-6464 3460 Naglee Rd, Tracy www.tracyhyundai.com

MEDA L LD AWARD

GO

2010

MEDA L LD AWARD

2008

1-800-891-0136 1817 Auto Center Dr.

MEDA L LD AWARD

www.antiochtoyota.com

2008

GO

1-888-543-9444

MEDA L LD AWARD

2010

GO

The Best Deals on Wheels!

ANTIOCH

GO

ANTIOCH NISSAN

USED

NEW

Sales • Leasing • Parts • Service Repairs • Brakes • Tires • Smog Check

1-888-703-6858 8100 Brentwood Blvd. www.billbrandtford.com

866-593-9511 1831 Auto Center Dr. www.antiochnissan.com

ANTIOCH

TRACY CHRYSLER JEEP & DODGE

ANTIOCH CHRYSLER JEEP & DODGE

ANTIOCH MAZDA 866-403-9567

1-888-719-6464 3460 Naglee Rd, Tracy www.tracydodge.com

866-403-9567

1810 Auto Center Dr. www.antiochdodge.com

1810 Auto Center Dr. www.antiochmazda.com

MEDA L LD AWARD

2010

GO

6B


JANUARY 7, 2011

SPORTS

THEPRESS.NET

|

7B

Youth sports: 3-on-3 tourney heads to D.B. eteamz.com/warriorelite or the Boardwalk Grill. The cost is $20 per player. Applications and registration fees must be submitted by Jan. 8. In-person sign-ups are held Friday and Saturday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Aladino’s Pizza in Discovery Bay. For those not fielding enough players for a team, the organization will place your players on an appropriate team. For information, call David Bohannon at 925-766-6864 or Jim Mattison at 925-5139032. BMX Animal and Skavenger pro bike teams hold a meet-and-greet Jan. 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Brentwood Bike Co., 7750 Brentwood Blvd.

Pros Edwin De La Rosa, Chris Gille, Tom White, Brandon “Lil Taco” Olivero and Pat Wang will be in attendance. The event also features food, music, giveaways and contests. Ride contestants must wear helmets and have a signed waiver on file. For information, call 634-5000. Baseball/softball In-person Antioch Little League signups start on Saturday, Jan. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Golf N Games. Additional in-person registration periods are held Wednesday, Jan. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All players must present two forms of address verification. Players may also register online at www.

MEDA L LD AWARD

2008

GO

The annual Ballin’ in the Bay 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament rolls into Discovery Bay on Saturday, Jan. 15. The event features a bracket for every age and gender, from fourthgraders to 50-somethings, from masters to moms. Every team is guaranteed a minimum of two games. All participants get a T-shirt, and winners in each division walk away with cash and prizes. Food and drinks will be available all day. Proceeds from the event go to sport programs for East County kids. Ballin’ in the Bay is sponsored in part by St. Anne CYO and The Boardwalk Grill, located in Discovery Bay. Applications may be obtained at www.

antiochlittleleague.com. T-ball, Farm and Mini-Minor divisions do not hold tryouts. Participants will be placed on a team by the league. East County Little League, which represents Bethel Island, Brentwood, Byron, Discovery Bay, Knightsen and Oakley, holds online registration at www.ecll.clubspaces.com. The final sign-up session is held Saturday, Jan. 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Straw Hat Pizza, 6680 Lone Tree Way in Brentwood. Online registration for the Brentwood PONY league (www.bpbl.clubspaces.com) runs through Jan. 16. Walk-in registration sessions are scheduled for Saturdays, Jan. 15 and 29.


|

THEPRESS.NET

HEALTH & BEAUTY

JANUARY 7, 2011

Banish the winter blues

tic & Fam

10

me

ily

Co s

8B

Years of Excellence

Jamil Alkhoury DDS

Dentistry

Shorter days, colder temperatures and more time spent indoors can color anyone’s winter a shade of blue. Whether you’re feeling sluggish, irritable, noticing a change in appetite, or just feeling a little “off,” you’re not alone. Dr. Janet Taylor, clinical psychiatrist, emotional health expert and life coach, says winter is a time when many notice a change in sleep patterns, energy and mood. Fortunately, Taylor has tips to help boost your mood and banish those winter blues. Get Moving Exercising releases endorphins, which help you feel better. If you can’t exercise outdoors, working out in the fitness club or at home with DVDs and hand weights will give your mood and energy a boost. Another way to get moving is to tackle some of those indoor home improvement projects you’ve been meaning to get to. Cleaning out the closets, painting a room or rearranging some furniture will burn calories and make you feel you’ve accomplished something. Eat for Energy All those delicious comfort foods slow down your metabolism, drain your energy and pack on the pounds. Alcohol, sugar and high-fat foods are temporary mood-boosters, but they bring an energy crash that’s not worth it. Start off the day with whole grains and lean protein for longer-lasting energy. Drink plenty of water and enjoy lots of fruits and vegetables. Supplement Smarts In addition to exercise and healthy

Photo courtesy of Getty Images

eating, consider a mood-enhancing supplement such as Nature Made SAM-e Complete. SAM-e (S-adenosyl-methionine) is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that can become depleted due to diet and age. Studies have shown that low levels of SAM-e can cause moodiness and irritability. Nature Made SAM-e Complete replenishes Sam-e levels and helps to naturally restore a good mood. It’s been clinically proven to work in as little as one to two weeks if taken daily as directed. To learn more, visit www. sam-e.com. Don’t Go It Alone Connecting with other people is one of the best ways to fight off the blues. Spend time with family members or share laughs with close friends. By combining meaningful face time with a brisk walk or a healthy meal, you’ll be amazed at how much better you feel. – Courtesy of Family Features


JANUARY 7, 2011

HEALTH & BEAUTY

Check your medical bills by Marla Luckhardt Several weeks ago I was out of town on business for my mom. When I returned, I went through her mail with her and found more than $2,400 in medical-related bills. Her first reaction was panic, but as we went through them I realized that most of them were not hers. Several were sent to her before they were submitted to her secondary insurance. One was sent to the insurance company that she had cancelled and was never sent to her new insurance carrier. The revised amount she owed came to only $24. It’s important that seniors read medical bills thoroughly – especially seniors who don’t have a nosey daughter like me. Many of those “bills” are mere statements provided for information only. If you see an exorbitant bill, question it. Call the number and make sure all channels to get it paid through your insurance have been exhausted before you write any checks. If you do owe a large amount and won’t be paying it all at once, call the company or hospital and arrange an interest-free payment arrangement. Most companies and hospitals will work with you on easy monthly payments that fit your budget and needs. Most of the time, all you need to do is ask. If the person you’re speaking with is uncooperative, ask for a supervisor and connect with someone who can make a decision to help you. We all get a lot of advertising, promotions and what I call “mail gimmicks.” Be careful. Most advertisers aren’t giving anything away for nothing, so read, read, read all of it before you call for that freebie. There are a lot of people who think our seniors are either gullible or

fair game. Show them you’re not about to be swindled or conned by come-ons. If it quacks like a duck … well, you know. I will always print good deals, bargains and legitimate free things for my readers, but if you see something that looks good (or if it looks questionable), please e-mail me and I’ll check it out for you. I may be a nosey daughter, but now mom has $2,376 that she can spend on fun things, like visits to Chuck E. Cheese’s with the great grandkids or a couple of hundred hot games of Bingo! Marla Luckhardt is a Discovery Bay resident and member of the East Contra Costa Senior Coalition. She works with several local senior care and advocacy groups. To contact her, e-mail marla@aol.com.

Start the New Year fresh by Christian Aquirre Fitness Expert The holidays are over, and even if you’re one of those who can’t get enough of the festivities and celebrations, you’re probably feeling tired by now. Let’s face it: all this holidaying can be pretty exhausting. What do you do if you feel worn out? Do you reach for that extra cup of coffee, an energy drink, or – even worse – a candy bar? All you probably want to do is curl up and sleep the rest of the year away, but here is what scientific studies and anecdotal evidence tell us: Exercise, not hibernation, is the best fatigue-busting and energy-boosting technique. Research confirms that those who participate in physical activity decrease their tiredness level by as much as 60 percent and increase their energy by 20 percent. Exercise energizes and recharges not only your body, but also your mind. There’s no better way to invigorate you from head to toe. What are the best pick-me-up exercises? Virtually anything that keeps you moving at a brisk pace and increases your heart rate will be effective. Walking, biking, jogging, swimming, doing jumping jacks – even dancing and rope-skipping – will rev you up. Fitness boot camps are excellent energy boosters because they combine a variety of

cardiovascular, strength, endurance, speed, agility and flexibility workouts. Whatever exercises you choose, schedule your workout for first thing in the morning. Exercising any time during the day is beneficial, but if you tire easily, you might not feel motivated to exercise later in the day. If you start early, you’ll create energy that lasts all day. As a bonus, a morning workout will raise your metabolism that will burn calories throughout the day. Another energy-bolstering tip is eating a healthy breakfast. You’ve probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day – and it’s true. A nutritional breakfast ideally includes a serving of whole grains, low-fat protein, dairy and fruit. Skipping breakfast might make you binge later in the day, when hunger pangs strike. Not only will you feel tired, but you’ll probably eat something you can grab on the go – like junk food. And it’s no secret that eating too much junk food, which is full of saturated fats, as well as sugar or salt, will leave you feeling sluggish and fatigued – exactly the opposite of what you want to accomplish. Fitness professional Christian Aguirre has helped Bay Area residents get back into shape for 11 years. Client testimonials and Christian’s blog are available at www.eastbaytrainer.com. To learn more about Christian and his weight loss program, e-mail info@eastbaytrainer.com or call 510-919-6806.

THEPRESS.NET

|

9B


235 Oak Street • 634-4263 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11AM - 10PM

$

5 OFF $ 4 OFF $ 3 OFF

ANY LARGE PIZZA ANY MEDIUM PIZZA ANY SMALL PIZZA

Please present coupon. Expires 1/28/11

WIN FREE PIZZA FOR A YEAR! Text GAMESP at 87365

The famous San Francisco restaurant is also

NOW OPEN IN BRENTWOOD! Full service restaurant and bar

5601 Lone Tree Way (In the Home Depot Center near Chevron)

240-1963

Present this ad and receive a

FREE

Bean Dip or Cheese Quesadilla! With minimun $20 order. Limit one per table. Exp. 01/31/11


235 Oak Street • 634-4263 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11AM - 10PM

$

5 OFF $ 4 OFF $ 3 OFF

ANY LARGE PIZZA ANY MEDIUM PIZZA ANY SMALL PIZZA

Please present coupon. Expires 1/28/11

WIN FREE PIZZA FOR A YEAR! Text GAMESP at 87365

The famous San Francisco restaurant is also

NOW OPEN IN BRENTWOOD! Full service restaurant and bar

5601 Lone Tree Way (In the Home Depot Center near Chevron)

240-1963

Present this ad and receive a

FREE

Bean Dip or Cheese Quesadilla! With minimun $20 order. Limit one per table. Exp. 01/31/11


Cement & Concrete

Landscapers

Handyman

Landscaping & Design

Construction

Painters

Electrician Heating & Air

Housecleaning Landscaping & Design Pest Control

,

Firewood

Heating & Air

.

Landscapers

Photography

RWIZARD1 PHOTOGRAPHY Family portraits, & events Call Richard Wisdom at 925 - 634 - 7539 for scheduling info.

Roofing


4) Lost/Found

24) Employment

on 12/26 @ 6:30 p.m. from Ravenwood Court in Antioch. Approx. 1-yr. old with tail No collar. Last seen wearing green sweater.

24) Employment

55) Health

258) Time Share/Resorts

TRAVEL, WORK, PARTY, PLAY! Now hiring 18-24 guys/gals for exciting travel job. 2 wk pd. training. Hotel/ Transportation provided. Return guaranteed. Call today/start today. 1-877-259-6983. (Cal-SCAN)

HIP REPLACEMENT SURGERY: If you had hip replacement surgery between 2005 -present and suffered problems requiring a second revision surgery you may be entitled to compensation. Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727. (Cal-SCAN)

SELL/RENT Your TIMESHARE For CASH!!! Our Guaranteed Services will Sell/ Rent Your Unused Timeshare for CASH! Over $78 Million Dollars offered in 2009! www.SellaTimeshare.com (877) 554-2098 (Cal-SCAN)

150) Automobiles

"*3-*/&4"3&)*3*/(m (PUP"WJBUJPO .BJOUFOBODF$PMMFHFGPS '3&&5VJUJPOQBJEGPSUIF #&45)4(SBEXHPPE HSBEFTBOEQSPWFOXPSL Company Drivers (Solos IJTUPSZ$"--"WJBUJPO & Hazmat Teams) * *OTUJUVUFPG.BJOUFOBODF GREAT PAY * GREAT   MILES * CDL-A Required. $BM4$"/

We also have dedicated & regional positions available. Call 866-789-8947. Swift. (Cal-SCAN)

www.SouthEasternHS.com

(Cal-SCAN) 24) Employment

Attention

Credit Card Holders Chase • HSBC

W

ere you charged a “payment protection/insurance fee� or denied coverage on your payment protection claim on your Credit Card account? If so, you may be entitled to monetary compensation!

Call NOW for information regarding your legal rights.

Call (310) 461-1342 JOON M. KHANG

KHANG & KHANG LLP

16) Education

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA! Graduate in 4 weeks! FREE Brochure. Call Now! 1-866-562-3650 Ext. 60

ADVERTISEMENT

Company Drivers (Solos & Hazmat Teams) * GREAT PAY *GREAT MILES *CDL-A Required. We also have dedicated & regional positions available. Call: 866-448-1055 SWIFT. (Cal-SCAN)

DRIVER - DRIVE KNIGHT in 2011. Get paid today for what you hauled yesterday. Top Equipment. Van and Refrigerated. CDL-A, 3 months OTR experience. 1-800-414-9569. www.DriveKnight.com (Cal-SCAN)

ALL CASH VENDING ROUTE! Be Your Own Boss! 25 Machines + Candy All for $9995. Vend3, 880 Grand Blvd., Deer Park, NY. 1- 877-915-8222. All major credit cards accepted! (Cal-SCAN) 111) Wanted

COSTA RICA 995

25) Business Opp.

ADVERTISE YOUR JOB Opening in 240 California newspapers. Reach over 6 million readers for ONLY $550! Call this newspaper or visit: www.CalSCAN.com (Cal-SCAN) DISPLAY ADVERTISING in 140 Cal-SDAN newspapers statewide for $1,550! Reach over 3 million Californians! FREE email brochure. Call (916) 288-6019. www.Cal-SDAN.com (Cal-SCAN)

1901 Ave. of the Stars, 2nd Floor • Los Angeles, CA 90067

$

DONATE YOUR CAR: Children’s Cancer Fund! Help Save A Child’s Life Through Research & Support! Free Vacation Package. Fast, Easy & Tax Deductible. Call 1-800-252-0615. (Cal-SCAN) 224) Houses for Rent Antioch

10 Day Guided Vacation. Rainforest, Beaches, Volcanoes. + tax & fees Free Brochure. Call 1-800-Caravan. Available at Caravan.com. Since 1952 8 to 10 day guided tours. USA, Canada, Panama. Priced between $995 - $1,295.

com

PANAMA 995 $

+ tax & fees

8 Day Guided Tour with Canal Cruise. All Inclusive. Free 28 Page Brochure. Call 1-800-Caravan.

“As Panama’s largest tour operator, Caravan keeps costs under control, consistent with its long-time reputation for value.�- Audubon Magazine Available at Caravan.com. Since 1952

8 to 10 day guided tours. USA, Canada, Costa Rica. Priced between $995 - $1,295. Brentwood

com


14B

|

THEPRESS.NET

JANUARY 7, 2011

PUBLIC NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Melanie Lee Bolman, 542 Vivian Street, Brentwood, CA 94513 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Melanie Lee Bolman FOR CHANGE OF NAME AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-1146 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Melanie Bolman filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Ella Lynn Busby to Proposed Name: Ella Lynn Bolman 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: 1/28/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS b. Notice to biological Father is waived by order of the court. Date:11/23/10 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 31, 2010, January 7, 14, 21, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008018-00 The name of the business (es): Diversified Laundry Services Located at: 47 Keel Court In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Mailing: P.O. Box 325, Knightsen, CA 94548 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Herbert M. McKay, Jr., 47 Keel Court, Discovery Bay, CA 94505; Ken Guaraldi, 2099 Marshall Road, Vacaville, CA 95687. This business is conducted by: a General Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Herbert M. McKay, Jr. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: November 22, 2010 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: November 22, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 17, 24, 31, 2010, January 7, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008128-00 The name of the business (es): Precision Plumbing & Contracting Located at: 280 Camino Diablo Road In: Brentwood, CA 94513Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Ronald Thomas Harrison, 280 Camino Diablo Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 11/1/10. Signature of registrant: Ron Harrison This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on:November 30, 2010 By: Liz Gutierrez, Deputy Expires: November 30, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 17, 24, 31, 2010, January 7, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008502-00 The name of the business (es): ARM Professional Services Located at: 4715 Duarte Avenue In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Amy Rene McCuan, 4715 Duarte Avenue, 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: Amy R. McCuan This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 17, 2010 By: Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires: December 17, 2015 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008263-00 The name of the business (es): CALIFORNIA STONE COMPANY Located at: 420 BEATRICE COURT, SUITE D In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): JEFFERY PAUL COOKSON, 566 RED ROME LANE, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: October 12, 2010. Signature of registrant: JEFFERY PAUL COOKSON This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 6, 2010 By: L. Barajas, Deputy Expires: December 6, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 31, 2010, January 7, 14, 21, 2011 STATEMENT OF WITHDRAWL FROM PARTNERSHIP OPERATING UNDER FICTITIOUS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File #F-0007766-00 The following person(s) has withdrawn as a general partner(s) from the partnership operating under the fictitious business name of Diversified Laundry Service, 47 Keel Court, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. The fictitious business name statement for the partnership was filed on 9/27/07 in the County of Contra Costa under the File Number F-0007766-00. The full name and residence of the person or persons withdrawing as partner(s): Gina Guaraldi, 2099 Marshall Road, Vacaville, CA 95687. Signature: Gina Guaraldi This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: November 22, 2010 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 17, 24, 31, 2010, January 7, 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008305-00 The name of the business (es): Asahi Nursery Located at: 2600 A Walnut Boulevard In: Brentwood, CA 94513Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Carlos Hernandez, 2600 A Walnut Boulevard, 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: Carlos Hernandez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 7, 2010 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: December 7, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 24, 31, 2010, January 7, 14, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008314-00 The name of the business (es): CHASE BUSINESS BROKERS Located at: 2054 CYPRESS POINT, DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): LUCKHARDT MANAGEMENT, INC., 2054 CYPRESS POINT, DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 12/7/10. Signature of registrant: ERNEST S. LUCKHARDT, PRESIDENT This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 7, 2010 By: Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires: December 7, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 17, 24, 31, 2010, January 7, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008341-00 The name of the business (es): Aadvantage Carpet Cleaning Located at: 515 Half Moon Court In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Mailing: P.O. Box 1302, Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Benjamin L. Smith IV and Lorraine D. Smith, 515 Half Moon Court, 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: June 2003. Signature of registrant: Benjamin L. Smith IV This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 8, 2010 By: Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires: December 8, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 17, 24, 31, 2010, January 7, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008347-00 The name of the business (es): Posh Charms Located at: 2617 Crescent Way In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Sarah Wave Taylor, 2617 Crescent Way, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 11/16/10. Signature of registrant: Sarah Taylor This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 8, 2010 By: Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires: December 8, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008406-00 The name of the business (es): Saari Cleaning and Services Located at: 3130 Balfour Road In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Mailing: 68 Guise Way, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Brandon Saari, 68 Guise Way, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 12/13/10. Signature of registrant: Brandon Saari This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 13, 2010 By: L. Barajas, Deputy Expires: December 13, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 24, 31, 2010, January 7, 14, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008513-00 The name of the business (es): Warren Properties Located at: 761 Second Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Rolden, Inc., 20 Laurie Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1999. Signature of registrant: Debbie Warren This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 17, 2010 By: P. Cornelius, Deputy Expires: December 17, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 31, 2010, January 7, 14, 21, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008627-00 The name of the business (es): THE LIFE COACH GARDENER Located at: 1524 ASHWOOD DRIVE In: OAKLEY, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): GEORGE JOEL CHASE AND YOLANDA CHASE, 1524 ASHWOOD DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 12/27/- 10. Signature of registrant: GEORGE JOEL CHASE This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 27, 2010 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: December 27, 2015 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 31, 2010, January 7, 14, 21, 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008532-00 The name of the business (es): Sushi & Bowl Located at: 3501- 3503 Clayton Road, #A In: Concord, CA 94519 Mailing: 103 Crosby Court, #4, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Grace Inok Shin and James Myongchol Shin, 103 Crosby Court, #4, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 This business is conducted by: a Husband and Wifel The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Grace Shin This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 20, 2010 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: December 20, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 31, 2010, January 7, 14, 21, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008554-00 The name of the business (es): Gieser Enterprises Located at: 6465 Green Castle Circle In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jason A. Gieser, 6465 Green Castle Circle, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: December 21, 2010 This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 21, 2010 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires 2/22/10 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 31, 2010, January 7, 14, 21, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008652-00 The name of the business (es): Tim’s Special Services Located at: 525 Canyonwood Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Tim A. Austin, 525 Canyonwood 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: 12/27/10 Signature of registrant: Tim Austin This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 27, 2010 By: December 27, 2010, Deputy Expires: December 27, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008357-00 The name of the business (es): Hillcrest 76 Located at: 2700 Hillcrest Avenue In: Antioch, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Michael C. Roesbery, Inc., 3192 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton, CA 94566. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 12/9/10. Signature of registrant: Diane RoesberySecretary This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 9, 2010 By: Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires: December 9, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 31, 2010, January 7, 14, 21, 2011 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name CHASE BUSINESS BROKERS at 1981 N. BROADWAY, SUITE 230, WALNUT CREEK, CA 94596 The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on July 10, 2007 under fiel number F-0005782-00 (*) 1. STERLING BUSINESS BROKERS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION (**) This business was conducted by: a Corporation Signature of Registrant: ERNEST LUCKHARDT, PRESIDENT Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 17, 24, 31, 2010, January 7, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008386-00 The name of the business (es): All Star Housekeeping Located at: 913 West 9th Street In: Antioch, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jacquelene Dawn McCarthy, 913 West 9th Street, Antioch, CA 94509. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Jacquelene McCarthy This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 10, 2010 By: Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires: December 10, 2015 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: December 24, 31, 2010, january 7, 14, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE APN: 053-191-025-5 Trustee Sale No. 1299201-10 LOAN NO: XXXXXX1815 TRA:01135 UNINSREF: DAWSON, DANIEL Property Address: 4417 FAWN HILL COURT, ANTIOCH CA 94531 IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED January 11, 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 27, 2011, at 10:00am, CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded January 23, 2007, as Inst. No. 2007- 0021006-00, in book XX, page XX, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: DANIEL S. DAWSON AND VIRGINIA E. DAWSON, 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 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 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: 4417 FAWN HILL COURT ANTIOCH CA 94531 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $421,442.80. 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 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. CALIFORNIA DECLARATION I, John Kennerty, of America’s Servicing Company (“Mortgage Loan Services”), declare under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of California, that the following is true and correct: The Mortgage loan Servicer has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the accompanying Notice of Sale is filed. AND/OR The timeframe for giving Notice of Sale specified in subdivision (a) of Civil Code Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 07/03/- 2009 FOR SALES INFORMATION: Mon - Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (714)730-2727 CALWESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION 525 EAST MAIN STREET P.O. BOX 22004 EL CAJON CA 92022-9004 Dated: December 20, 2010 CAL- WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION By: Authorized Signature ASAP# 3833590 01/- 07/2011, 01/14/2011, 01/21/2011 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 2011

est) 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: 12/22/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3855011 12/- 31/2010, 01/07/2011, 01/14/2011 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 31, 2010, January 7, 14, 2011

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: 236 HEARTHSTONE CIRCLE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $325,414.81. 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: 01/- 07/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3852741 01/07/2011, 01/14/2011, 01/21/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 2011

efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting.DATE: 12-30- 2010 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 2923.54 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.CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573- 1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3868363 01/07/2011, 01/14/2011, 01/21/2011 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-256824-C Investor No. 10332291 Loan No. 7440774958 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/1/2005. 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. 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: MICHELLE P. MARTINEZ AND ROBERT L. MARTINEZ, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded 11/10/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0436640 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:1/21/2011 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: 783 ALTESSA DRIVE BRENTWOOD, California 94513 APN #: 019-620- 134 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $532,471.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid inter-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1263957-01 APN: 041- 210-038 TRA: 19006 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx5148 REF: Furtney, David IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED January 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. On January 13, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded February 09, 2006, as Inst. No. 2006-0042569-00 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 J Furtney and Adele M Furtney, 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: 2172 El Lago 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 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: $329,374.03. 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 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 apply to this notice of sale. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. CalWestern Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: December 14, 2010. (R-360066 12/24/10, 12/31/10, 01/07/11) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 24, 31, 2010, January 7, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0127845 Title Order No. 10-8462930 Investor/Insurer No. 203368435 APN No. 034-450- 022-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/16/2009. 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: GWENDOLYNNE HELLIER, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 09/16/2009 and recorded 09/22/09, as Instrument No. 2009-0223790-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/04/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 743600CA Loan No. 1732097369 Title Order No. 100548059CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10-04-2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01-28- 2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 10-21-2005, Book , Page , Instrument 2005-040845100, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: SOHAIL TABAR, UNMARRIED GUADALUPE A TABAR, UNMARRIED, as Trustor, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 1, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 8545, FILED OCTOBER 22, 2004, MAP BOOK 469, PAGE 7, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: 1) RIGHTS CONVEYED AS TO THAT PORTION THEREOF DESCRIBED IN THE MINERAL RIGHTS DEED TO ALFRED POMBO, ET AL, RECORDED SEPTEMBER 29, 1987, IN BOOK 13933, PAGE 165, INSTRUMENT NO. 87-211805, OFFICIAL RECORDS, AS FOLLOWS: ‘’AN UNDIVIDED 50% INTEREST IN AND TO ALL OIL, GAS OR OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES, GEOTHERMAL STEAMS, BRINES AND/OR MINERALS, WHICH MAY BE FOUND BELOW 500 FEET BENEATH THE SURFACE OF THE WITHIN DESCRIBED PROPERTY.’’ 2) THE INTEREST RELINQUISHED TO THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD IN SUB- SURFACE WATER RIGHTS AS SET FORTH ON THE FILED MAP. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $777,251.03 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 2224 SPYGLASS DRIVE BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 APN Number: 007-410-029 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-196731-C Investor No. 10085086 Loan No. 7440347284 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/2/2005. 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: ISMAEL GUTIERREZ and MARITZA GUTIERREZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded 9/15/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0351152-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:1/- 14/2011 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: 1416 WEST 18TH STREET ANTIOCH, California 94509 APN #: 074-325-009 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $451,625.00, 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: 12/17/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 915043120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Ileanna Petersen, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3855661 12/24/2010, 12/31/2010, 01/07/2011 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: December 24, 31, 2010, January 7, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Kimberly Ann Carman, 1331 Katherine Court, Brentwood, CA 94513 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Kimberly Ann Carman FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAMECASE NUMBER: N10-2003 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Kimberly Ann Carman filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Kimberly Ann Carman to Proposed Name: Kimberly Ann Gordon 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: 2/3/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: December 8, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 24, 31, 2010, January 7, 14, 2011


JANUARY 7, 2011

PUBLIC NOTICES

THEPRESS.NET

|

15B

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0092346 Title Order No. 08-8340972 Investor/Insurer No. 104939935 APN No. 019-060- 101-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/03/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: ANA L LOPEZ, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN AND EDGAR A BAUTISTA, AN UNMARRIED MAN AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 08/03/2005 and recorded 08/09/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0297631-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/21/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2348 COBALT LANE, 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 $798,236.64. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/- 03/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3852922 12/24/2010, 12/- 31/2010, 01/07/2011 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 24, 31, 2010, January 7, 2011

BOOK 360 OF MAPS, PAGE 25, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: ALL MINERALS, OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND ALL CHEMICAL GAS NOW OR HEREAFTER FOUND, SITUATED OR LOCATED IN ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED HEREIN LYING MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED FEET BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO SLANT DRILL FOR AND REMOVE ALL OR ANY OF SAID OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND CHEMICAL GAS LYING BELOW A DEPTH OF MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED FEET BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LANDS OR UPON ANY PORTION THEREOF WITHIN FIVE HUNDRED FEET VERTICAL DISTANCE BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF. ALSO EXCEPTING THEREFROM: GRANTOR RESERVES UNTO ITSELF, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, ALL THE SUBSURFACE WATER NOW OR HEREAFTER FOUND, LOCATED IN ALL OR ANY PART OF THE LAND ABOVE DESCRIBED, LYING BELOW THE SURFACE TNEREOF, EXPRESSLY RESERVED THE RIGHT TO GRANT LEASES FOR SUCH WATER WITHOUT RIGHT TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECOVERING SUCH WATER. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $539,201.91 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1 GOLF CLUB COURT PITTSBURG, CA 94565 APN Number: 095-430-001 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 12- 20-2010 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 2923.54 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.CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573- 1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3856111 12/24/2010, 12/- 31/2010, 01/07/2011 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: December 24, 31, 2010, January 7, 2011

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: 05/- 25/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3856936 12/31/2010, 01/07/2011, 01/14/2011 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 31, 2010, January 7, 14, 2011

purported to be: 1597 CORNELL 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 $611,071.56. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/- 01/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3850461 12/31/2010, 01/07/2011, 01/14/2011 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: December 31, 2010, January 7, 14, 2011

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): SEAN PRATHER AND CYNTHIA PRATHER, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 12/14/2004 as Instrument No. 20040478538-00 in book XXX, page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/- 27/2011 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $343,542.32 The purported property address is: 4607 CHELSEA DRIVE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No. 034-340005 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 Bank of America 475 Crosspoint Parkway Getzville NY 14068 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: 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: 619645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. ASAP# 3844519 12/31/2010, 01/- 07/2011, 01/14/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 31, 2010, January 7, 14, 2011

Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $566,114.45 (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. DATE: January 3, 2011 Robbie Weaver 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 www, aztectru stee. com For Trustee’s Sale Information Call 714-730-2727 http://- www.lpsasap.com ASAP# 3862736 01/07/2011, 01/14/2011, 01/21/2011 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0126140 Title Order No. 10-8458410 Investor/Insurer No. 1705144186 APN No. 037- 500-004-9 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/11/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: PATRICKT. FARLEY AND VICTORIA M FARLEY, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 09/- 11/2007 and recorded 09/14/07, as Instrument No. 2007-0260402-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/- 04/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 141 WARHOL WAY, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $361,217.04. 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: 01/- 02/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3849085 01/07/2011, 01/- 14/2011, 01/21/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100134004236 Title Order No.: 100523200 FHA/VA/PMI No.: - YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/- 11/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 08/18/- 2005 as Instrument No. 20050311418-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: BROOK CLAIBOURNE AND CASEY CLAIBOURNE, 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: 01/18/2011 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported

to be: 503 FREEMARK LANE, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 037-311-001 FKA 037-311-001-4 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 $429,835.11. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 12/24/- 2010 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3845446 12/24/2010, 12/- 31/2010, 01/07/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 24, 31, 2010, January 7, 2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 241187CA Loan No. 5303391964 Title Order No. 369214 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12-14-2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01-14- 2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 12-28-2005, Book , Page , Instrument 2005-049467600, , and as modified by the Modification of Deed of Trust recorded on 02-26-2009, Book , Page , Instrument 2009-004030500 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: VERONICA ROMAN, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., (MERS), SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, ALLIANCE BANCORP, IT’S SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS., as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 1, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 7339, FILED MARCH 13, 1992 IN

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0025531 Title Order No. 10-8105253 Investor/Insurer No. 123766749 APN No. 007-350- 024-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/15/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: ALISA ORTIZ, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 12/- 15/2005 and recorded 12/21/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0488442- 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/- 28/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2600 RANCHWOOD DR, BRENTWOOD, CA, 945135644. 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 $588,212.94. 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0153786 Title Order No. 09-8468138 Investor/Insurer No. 58494931 APN No. 007-300- 001-0 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/20/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: HEIDI HA NGUYEN, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 05/20/2004 and recorded 05/28/04, as Instrument No. 2004-0204169-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/- 04/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2518 TROON 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 $526,765.64. 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: 01/- 20/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3865930 01/07/2011, 01/14/2011, 01/21/2011 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0072873 Title Order No. 4478322 Investor/Insurer No. 0009938367 APN No. 019-760- 048-9 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/11/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: LESTER P MAHONEY AND SHARI MAHONEY, HUSBAND AND WIFE, dated 03/11/2005 and recorded 03/30/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0107811-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/28/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0128531 Title Order No. 10-8465957 Investor/Insurer No. N/A APN No. 034-540-009-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/25/- 2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: ERIN D JOHNSON, dated 04/25/2008 and recorded 04/30/08, as Instrument No. 2008-0094257-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/- 04/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 80 BERGAMOT 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. 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 $366,600.31. 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: 01/- 07/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3847672 01/07/2011, 01/14/2011, 01/21/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10-392321-VF Order #: 598951 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/7/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 10-515433 INC Title Order No. 100601296- CA-BFI APN 018550-032-9 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 02/23/- 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 01/27/- 11 at 10:00 a.m., Aztec Foreclosure Corporation as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 02/28/07 in Instrument No. 2007-0059614-00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: T David Behling and Catherine J Behling, Husband and Wife, as Trustor, Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee of the IndyMac IMSC Mortgage Loan Trust 2007-AR1, Mortgage Pass- Through Certificates, Series 2007- AR1 under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated June 1, 2007, 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: 1090 GRANVILLE LN, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0128756 Title Order No. 10-8466259 Investor/Insurer No. 141866821 APN No. 018-540- 054-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/23/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: DAWN L SULLIVAN, AND OSCAR L ADAMS JR, WIFE AND HUSBAND, AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP, dated 08/23/- 2006 and recorded 08/30/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0274669-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/- 04/2011 at 10:00 AM, 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: 2962 CELESTE WAY, 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 $849,970.18. 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: 01/- 02/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3845956 01/07/2011, 01/14/2011, 01/21/2011 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 2011

We can help you with all your legal publication needs! 925-634-1441


16B

|

THEPRESS.NET

JANUARY 7, 2011

PUBLIC NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0128544 Title Order No. 10-8465969 Investor/Insurer No. N/A APN No. 037-123-004-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/10/- 2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: MARTHA S. BARLOW, AN UNMARRIED PERSON AND TAMMY BARLOW, AN UNMARRIED PERSON, dated 04/10/2008 and recorded 05/20/- 08, as Instrument No. 2008- 0112147-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/04/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 830 SANTA FE CT, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $261,162.60. 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: 01/- 07/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3855134 01/07/2011, 01/14/2011, 01/21/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 2011

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. California Declaration I, John Kennerty, of America’ s Servicing Company (“ Mortgage Loan Servicer” ), declare under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of California, that the following is true and correct: The Mortgage Loan Services has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the accompanying Notice of Sale is filed. AND/OR The timeframe for giving Notice of Sale specified in subdivision (a) of Civil Code Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date and Place: 7/03/09 Fort Mill, South Carolina Name of Signor: John Kennerty Title and/or Position VP Communication 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 22, 2010. (R-361667 01/07/11, 01/- 14/11, 01/21/11) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 2011

a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the accompanying notice of sale is filed AND The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Civil Code Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 7/22/09 Name of Signor: Jaimee Gonzales Title and/or Position: 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 29, 2010. (R-360396 01/07/11, 01/- 14/11, 01/21/11) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-257304-C Investor No. 470972688 Loan No. 0475061370 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/8/2007. 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: JOHN AYERS AND CLAUDINE AYERS, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded 8/- 15/2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0234070 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:1/28/2011 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: 4048 MELLOWOOD DRIVE OAKLEY, California 94561 APN #: 035-364-008 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $266,424.00, 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: 12/30/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Ileanna Petersen, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3865313 01/07/2011, 01/14/2011, 01/21/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 10-02736-5 Loan No. 0052855848 Title Order No. 100611983CA-BFI APN 035- 374-016 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED April 21, 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 January 27, 2011, at 10:00 AM, at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on May 16, 2005, as Instrument No. 2005- 0173321-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CA, executed by: GARY M. HEBERLEIN, A SINGLE PERSON, as Trustor, in favor of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: LOT 53, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP ENTITLED, SUBDIVISION 5317, FILED MAY 15, 1979, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER IN AND FOR SAID COUNTY IN BOOK 224 OF MAPS, AT PAGES 42 THROUGH 46, INCLUSIVE.EXCEPTING THEREFROM: ALL OIL, GAS, MINERALS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES IN AND UNDER OR THAT MAY BE PRODUCED FROM A DEPTH BELOW 500 FEET FROM THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND WITHOUT RIGHT OF ENTRY UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND FOR THE PURPOSE OF MINING, DRILLING, EXPLORING OR EXTRACTING SUCH OIL, GAS, MINERALS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES OR OTHER USE OF OR RIGHTS IN OR TO ANY PORTION OF THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND TO A DEPTH OF 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, AS RESERVED IN DEED RECORDED MAY 2, 1978, IN BOOK 8817, PAGE 680, SERIES NO. 58395, OFFICIAL

RECORDS, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY. 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: 1989 SHERRY CIRCLE, OAKLEY, CA The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $321,649.58 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: January 6, 2011 Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, TRUSTEE 10-02736-5 3075 Prospect Park Dr., Ste 100 Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 916-6360114 Rozalyn Tudor Authorized Signature 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 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. Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, as Agent for the mortgage loan servicer as defined under California Civil Code section 2923.53 (k)(3) Rozalyn Tudor Authored Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.fidelityasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-259-7850 ASAP# 3869854 01/07/2011, 01/14/2011, 01/21/- 2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 2011

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. This California Declaration is made pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54 and is to be included with the Notice of Sale. I, Jaimee Gonzales, of Wachovia Mortgage, FSB (‘ Mortgage Loan Servicer’ ), declare under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of California, that the following is true and correct: The Mortgage Loan Servicer has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the accompanying notice of sale is filed AND The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Civil Code Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 7/22/09 Name of Signor: Jaimee Gonzales Title and/or Position: 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: January 05, 2011. (R-361281 01/07/11, 01/- 14/11, 01/21/11) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 2011

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 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. Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, as Agent for the mortgage loan servicer as defined under California Civil Code section 2923.53 (k)(3) By: Tamara Banez, Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www. fidelityasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714259-7850 ASAP# 3862693 12/31/2010, 01/07/2011, 01/14/- 2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 31, 2010, January 7, 14, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0126274 Title Order No. 10-8458530 Investor/Insurer No. 872819347 APN No. 035-600- 068-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/21/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JOSEPH N CAMACHO, dated 08/21/2007 and recorded 08/24/07, as Instrument No. 2007-0242773-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/- 04/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1575 CHIANTI WAY, OAKLEY AREA, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $401,350.53. 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: 01/- 02/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3845953 01/07/2011, 01/14/2011, 01/21/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 233156CA Loan No. 0712762376 Title Order No. 602124680 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 02-03-2006. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01-28- 2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 02-13-2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006-0045481, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: GUADALUPE BUITRON, AN UNMARRIED MAN, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or

encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 369, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF PARKSIDE MANOR, UNIT NO. 3, FILED JUNE 12, 1953, IN MAP BOOK 50, PAGE 45, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $421,363.95 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 65 BRUNO AVE PITTSBURG, CA 94565 APN Number: 086-073026 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 12-27-2010 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 2923.54 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. CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573- 1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3864728 01/07/2011, 01/- 14/2011, 01/21/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1288341-10 APN: 041- 170-034 TRA: 19-006 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx8208 REF: Maddox, Maria IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED June 10, 2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On January 27, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded June 27, 2003, as Inst. No. 20030306873-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Maria L Guitron Maddox and Paul R Maddox, Wife And Husband As Joint Tenants, 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: 2298 El Monte Drive Oakley CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be 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: $193,411.50. 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1300702-02 APN: 037- 231-018-5 TRA: 19020 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx2724 REF: Arp, Ronald D IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED September 29, 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 27, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded October 06, 2006, as Inst. No. 2006-0318665-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Ronald D Arp, 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: 936 Almaden Circle Oakley CA 945613005 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: $308,421.94. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. 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. This California Declaration is made pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54 and is to be included with the Notice of Sale. I, Jaimee Gonzales, of Wachovia Mortgage, FSB (‘ Mortgage Loan Servicer’ ), declare under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of California, that the following is true and correct: The Mortgage Loan Servicer has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1302248-02 APN: 035- 740-111-6 TRA: 19-030 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx3640 REF: Brown, Tessa IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED December 19, 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On January 27, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal- Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded December 30, 2005, as Inst. No. 2005- 0498991-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Dartanious Brown and Tessa Henderson, Husband And Wife As Joint Tenants, 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: 4576 Waterford Way Oakley CA 94561-3227 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: $394,942.43. 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 10-06796-3 CA Loan No. 0054361357 Title Order No. 100577307-CA-MSI APN 033-042-016 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED August 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On January 20, 2011, at 10:00 AM, at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company., as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on September 28, 2005, as Instrument No. 2005-0369759-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CA , executed by: RAMIRO J. VEGA AND MARIA G. VEGA, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustor, in favor of Wells Fargo Bank, NA as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: APN: 033-042-016 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: 502 LASSEN WAY, OAKLEY, CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee- s Sale is estimated to be $433,049.46 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary- s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier- s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee- s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: December 31, 2010 Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, Trustee 135 Main St. Ste. 1900 San Francisco, CA 94105, 415247-2450 By: Tamara Banez, Authorized Signature The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.52(c) declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent has obtained an exemption from the state regulator that is current and valid and the additional 90 day period does not apply. This loan servicer has implemented a comprehensive loan modification program that meets the requirements of civil code section California Civil Code 2923.53. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice

Diablo Water District Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed 2% Water Charges Increase Diablo Water District (DWD) will conduct a Public Hearing on Wednesday January 26, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. at Diablo Water District’ s office, 2107 Main Street, Oakley, where a 2% increase in the District’s water charges will be discussed. The purpose of the increase is to cover the January 2011 proposed 3.5% Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) water rate increase and the cost of treatment plant upgrades needed to meet regulatory requirements. Water purchased from CCWD makes up 40% of DWD’ s annual budget. Public comments and written protests from property owners or ratepayers will be accepted at the Public Hearing or by delivery to the District at 2107 Main Street, PO Box 127, Oakley CA 94561 prior to the Hearing date. If the 2% increase is adopted, the Typical residential Monthly Service Charge would go from $9.13 to $9.31 and the Water Charge would go from $2.53 per Hundred Cubic Feet to $2.58 per Hundred Cubic Feet. Monthly Service Charges for larger meters would also be increased by 2% as generally described in District Regulation Number 1. The effective date of the new rates would be February 1, 2011. If you have any questions please call (925) 6250588. DIABLO WATER DISTRICT Mike Yeraka, Secretary Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 10, 2010, January 7, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: JAMES MARSHALL PATTISON, 2633 YORKSHIRE DRIVE, ANTIOCH, CA 94531 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: JAMES MARSHALL PATTISON FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAMECASE NUMBER: N10-1903 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: JAMES MARSHALL PATTISON filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. JAMES MARSHALL PATTISON to Proposed Name: JAMEY JEAN BLAZE 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: 1/27/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: December 1, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 17, 24, 31, 2010 January 7, 2011


JANUARY 7, 2011

PUBLIC NOTICES

THEPRESS.NET

|

17B

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 244211CA Loan No. 0729705699 Title Order No. 551457 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10-23-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01-21- 2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 10-31-2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006-034966300, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: PETER D. PATRINOS AND PATRICIA D. PATRINOS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: PARCEL ONE: LOT 1 OF SUBDIVISION 7252, AS SHOWN ON MAP FILED SEPTEMBER 15, 1989 IN BOOK 337 OF MAPS, AT PAGE 30 THROUGH 36, INCLUSIVE, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: 1. THE UNDIVIDED 1/2 INTEREST ‘’IN AND TO ALL OIL, GAS, HYDROCARBONS AND OTHER MINERALS OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE’’ GRANTED IN THE DEED TO FRANK A. WEST, ET AL, RECORDED DECEMBER 21, 1962, BOOK 4268, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 334, NOT EXCEPTING, HOWEVER, THE INTEREST IN THAT PORTION THEREOF LYING WITHIN 500 FEET OF THE SURFACE GRANTED IN THE DEED TO BIXLAND CORPORATION, RECORDED JANUARY 22, 1969, BOOK 5796, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 446. 2. THE UNDIVIDED 1/4 INTEREST ‘’IN AND TO ALL OIL, GAS, HYDROCARBONS AND OTHER MINERALS’’ RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM FRED PEZZI, ET AL, RECORDED NOVEMBER 2, 1965, BOOK 4985, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 351, NOT EXCEPTING, HOWEVER, THE INTEREST IN THAT PORTION THEREOF ‘’LYING WITHIN 500 FEET OF THE SURFACE’’ GRANTED IN THE DEED TO BIXLAND CORPORATION RECORDED JANUARY 22, 1969, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 466. 3. THE UNDIVIDED 1/4 INTEREST IN ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES OF ANY KIND BELOW THE SURFACE OF THE LANDS TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO TAKE, REMOVE, PASS THROUGH AND DISPOSE OF ALL SAID OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND OR UPON ANY PART OF SAID LANDS WITHIN 500 FEET FROM THE SURFACE THEREOF, AS GRANTED IN THE DEED FROM HOFMANN CONSTRUCTION CO., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION TO ALTA MORTGAGE COMPANY, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, RECORDED FEBRUARY 8, 1990, BOOK 15647, PAGE 25. PARCEL TWO: A NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR USE AND ENJOYMENT, TO BE APPURTENANT TO PARCEL ONE ABOVE, OVER, UNDER AND ACROSS LOT B OF SAID SUBDIVISION 7252. PARCEL THREE: A NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR INGRESS, EGRESS, UTILITIES, AND INCIDENTS THERETO, TO BE APPURTENANT TO PARCEL ONE ABOVE, OVER, UNDER AND ACROSS LOT A (PRESTWICK DRIVE AND CHERRY HILLS DRIVE) OF SAID SUBDIVISION 7252. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $648,599.37 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 2891 CHERRY HILLS DRIVE DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94514 APN Number: 008-510-001 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 12- 29-2010 DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Sec-

tion 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 2923.54 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.CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573- 1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3854701 12/31/2010, 01/07/2011, 01/14/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 31, 2010, January 7, 14, 2011

or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 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.CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573- 1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3850515 12/31/2010, 01/07/2011, 01/14/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 31, 2010, January 7, 14, 2011

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. CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573- 1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3857850 12/31/2010, 01/07/2011, 01/14/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 31, 2010, January 7, 14, 2011

title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 40, AS SAID LOT IS SHOWN ON SUBDIVISION NO. 3932, FILED JUNE 26, 1972 IN BOOK 147 OF MAPS, PAGE 38 THROUGH 42, INCLUSIVE, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDS OF CONTRA COSTA COUNTY. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $454,441.83 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 4976 TEAKWOOD DRIVE OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 035-325-026 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 12-28-2010 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 2923.54 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. CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573- 1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3864735 01/07/2011, 01/- 14/2011, 01/21/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 2011

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. This California Declaration is made pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54 and is to be included with the Notice of Sale. I, Jaimee Gonzales, of Wachovia Mortgage, FSB (‘ Mortgage Loan Servicer’ ), declare under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of California, that the following is true and correct: The Mortgage Loan Servicer has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the accompanying notice of sale is filed AND The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Civil Code Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 7/22/09 Name of Signor: Jaimee Gonzales Title and/or Position: 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 30, 2010. (R-360035 01/07/11, 01/- 14/11, 01/21/10) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 2010

office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CA , executed by: KIMBERLY ANN LETAK, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN AND WILLIAM ALBERTO JOPLIN, A SINGLE MAN AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1731 MINNESOTA AVE, BRENTWOOD, CA The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee- s Sale is estimated to be $468,414.38 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary- s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier- s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee- s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: 12/22/2010 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., Trustee By: Fidelity National Title Company, its agent 17592 E. 17th Street, Suite 300, Tustin , CA 92780, 7145085100 By: Lisa Rohrbacker, Authorized Signature The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.52(c) declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent has obtained an exemption from the state regulator that is current and valid and the additional 90 day period does not apply. This loan servicer has implemented a comprehensive loan modification program that meets the requirements of civil code section California Civil Code 2923.53. 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 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. Fidelity National Title Company, as Agent for the mortgage loan servicer as defined under California Civil Code section 2923.53 (k)(3) By: Lisa Rohrbacker, Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.fidelityasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 7142597850 ASAP# 3861872 12/31/2010, 01/07/2011, 01/14/- 2011 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: December 31, 2010, January 7, 14, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: TABAN SEIFMAZANDARANI, 908 APPIAN KNOLL COURT, EL SOBRANTE, CA 94803 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: TABAN SEIFMAZANDARANI FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAMECASE NUMBER: N10-2067 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner:TABAN SEIFMAZANDARANI filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. TABAN SEIFMAZANDARANI to Proposed Name: TABAN SEIF 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: 2/17/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: 12/23/10 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 31, 2010, January 7, 14, 21, 2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 445096CA Loan No. 3013935055 Title Order No. 587405 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 06-08-2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01-21- 2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 06-13-2007, Book , Page , Instrument 2007-017167800, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: BRIAN WILLIAMS, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 10, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 8822, FILED AUGUST 03, 2005, MAP BOOK 481, PAGES 11 TO 15, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES BELOW A POINT 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO TAKE, REMOVE, MINE, PASS THROUGH AND DISPOSE OF ALL SAID OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND OR UPON ANY PART OF SAID LAND, AS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM ROSA KRISTICH, A WIDOW, RECORDED DECEMBER 31, 1976, IN BOOK 8148, PAGE 200, OFFICIAL RECORDS, 50% THEREOF WAS GRANTED TO ALFRED L. DEJESUS, ET UX, BY INSTRUMENT RECORDED FEBRUARY 24, 1981, BOOK 10212, PAGE 374, OFFICIAL RECORDS, 50% THEREOF WHO SUBSEQUENTLY RESERVED SAID 50% INTEREST BY DEED RECORDED SEPTEMBER 19, 1984, BOOK 11981, PAGE 174, OFFICIAL RECORDS, AND FURTHER GRANTED TO ALFRED L. DEJESUS AND DARLENE L. DEJESUS CO- TRUSTEES OF THE DEJESUS FAMILY TRUST BY QUITCLAIM DEED RECORDED FEBRUARY 2, 1987, BOOK 13423, PAGE 544, SERIES NO. 87-24274, OFFICIAL RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $392,481.75 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 30 GRAND CANYON CIRCLE OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 033-420057 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 12-28-2010 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 732246CA Loan No. 5303777386 Title Order No. 090234368CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 06-23-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01-21- 2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 06-30-2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006-020884200, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: JUAN R. GARCIA PERAZA AND MARIA E. GARCIA PERAZA, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., (MERS), (SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, VIRTUAL BANK, A DIVISION OF LYDIAN PRIVATE BANK, IT’S SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS.), as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 24, MAP OF SUBDIVISION 4362, FILED NOVEMBER 8, 1973, MAP BOOK 164, PAGE 41, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: RIGHTS AND MINERAL RIGHTS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM MILDRED E. MARKS, RECORDED JANUARY 6, 1969, BOOK 5784, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 611, AS FOLLOWS: ‘’ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS, AND CHEMICAL GAS, NOW OR HEREAFTER OR LOCATED IN ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED HEREIN LYING MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED (500’) BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO SLANT DRILL FOR AND REMOVE ALL OR ANY OF SAID OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND CHEMICAL GAS LYING BELOW A DEPTH OF MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500’) BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO GRANT LEASES FOR ALL OR ANY OF SAID PURPOSES, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LANDS OR ANY PORTION THEREOF WITHIN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500’) VERTICAL DISTANCE BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF.’’ Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $430,183.29 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 146 SAN JOAQUIN COURT BAY POINT, CA 94565 APN Number: 098-350024 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 12-21- 2010 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 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0095661 Title Order No. 10-8375408 Investor/Insurer No. 111501612 APN No. 033-271- 033-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/07/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JASON M OLSON AND JENNIFER L OLSON, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 09/07/2005 and recorded 09/14/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0349394-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/04/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 210 ROBINWOOD AVENUE, OAKLEY, CA, 945613407. 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 $483,805.47. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 11/- 17/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3863543 01/07/2011, 01/14/2011, 01/21/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 741310CA Loan No. 5304547598 Title Order No. 100211116CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 06-06-2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01-28- 2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 06-14-2005, Book , Page , Instrument 2005-021295500, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: FORTINO CURIEL, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., (MERS) SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, AEGIS WHOLESALE CORPORATION, IT’S SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1301676-02 APN: 035- 671-0145 TRA: 19020 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx4918 REF: Sommers, Ricky IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED June 20, 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 27, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded June 27, 2007, as Inst. No. 2007-0186357-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Ricky L Sommers and Susan A Sommers, 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: 4685 Duarte Ave Oakley CA 94561- 2056 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: $321,568.91. 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0113263 Title Order No. 10-8420329 Investor/Insurer No. 1686113311 APN No. 035- 490-014-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/15/2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: DAVID P. WILKINSON AND LAURA R. WILKINSON, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 01/15/2003 and recorded 01/31/03, as Instrument No. 2003- 0049391-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/28/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 239 BRAZIL 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. 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 $188,598.26. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/- 28/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3839774 12/31/2010, 01/- 07/2011, 01/14/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 31, 2010, January 7, 14, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 09068486 . Loan No. 0030865901 Title Order No. 090838489CADCI APN 017490085 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED January 10, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On January 20, 2011, at 10:00 AM, at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA,Power Default Services, Inc., as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on January 23, 2006, as Instrument No. 2006002266500 of Official Records in the

Classifieds Work 925-634-1441


LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES


JANUARY 7, 2011

THEPRESS.NET

CALENDAR LOCAL EVENTS & SERVICE CLUBS

Events Saturday, Jan. 8 Oakley Scout Christmas Tree Pick-up Oakley Boy Scout Troop 152 continues its Christmas Tree Curbside Pick-up Fundraiser today and tomorrow. Put your tree on the curb by 9 a.m. and place your donation envelope under your doormat. The suggested tax-deductible donation is $8. Future pickup dates are Jan. 14-16. For more information, call 925-625-5391.

Discovery Bay Scout Christmas Tree Recycling Discovery Bay Boy Scout Troop 514 continues its Christmas tree recycling drive today and tomorrow. The suggested tax-deductible donation is $15-$25 per tree. Please attach to the bottom of the tree (with a rubber band) a sealed envelope containing your donation. For pick-up times, call 925-240-1090.

E-Waste Fundraiser The Freedom Football League holds a free e-waste collection fundraiser from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Freedom parking lot, 1050 Neroly Road in Oakley. No household appliances, furniture or batteries, please. For more information, call 925-625-5900, ext. 3892.

Little League Sign-ups

E-mail calendar listings to calendar@brentwoodpress.com one week prior to publication. Post your events anytime at www.thepress.net.

so come prepared to have fun while learning how to remain independent. The guest speaker is Robert Nations. For more information, call 925-754-7772.

Thursday, Jan. 13 Open Mic in the New Year All are invited to The Game Sports Pub ’N Pizza, 235 Oak St. in downtown Brentwood, for Open Mic at 6:30 p.m. The purchase of food or drink to support The Game is encouraged. For more information, call 925-6346655.

Republican Women’s Luncheon ECC Republican Women Federated holds a luncheon and meeting at the Discovery Bay Sports Bar & Steak House, 2477 Discovery Bay Boulevard in Discovery Bay, at 11:30 a.m. The guest speaker, former TV broadcaster Fred LaCosse, will speak on “Your American Freedoms: Protect Them or Lose Them.” For reservations and menu selections, call 925516-8212.

Sign-ups iPlay Youth Volleyball League The iPlay Youth Volleyball League holds registration for the winter session Jan. 8-May 5. Spring season tryouts are held March 26-May 21. For more information, call 925-250-8383.

East County Little League holds registration for the 2011 spring season from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Straw Hat Pizza, 6680 Lone Tree Way in Brentwood. For registration forms, visit www. eastcountyll.org. For registration costs or more information, e-mail info@eastcountyll. org.

All Out Volleyball

Bingo Night

Friendly Visitors is looking for caring and compassionate volunteers 18 and older to visit lonely seniors in their homes for one hour per week. Share a cup of tea, watch a movie, play cards or take a walk together. For more information, visit www.mowsos.org or call 925-937-8311.

The first number is called at 7 p.m. for the Knights of Columbus and the Columbiettes Council 10414 Bingo Night. Bingo continues every second Saturday through Nov. 13. The $20 or $30 buy-in includes dinner. The payout is $100; $150 for the special payout. For more information, call 925-625-2610.

Estate Planning – Who Needs It? Join attorneys from Atashi Rang Law Firm at 2 p.m. for an informative overview of various estate-planning topics. The free program, designed for adults, is held at the Antioch Public Library, 501 W. 18th St. For more information, call 925-757-9224.

Sunday, Jan. 9 Black Diamond Mines Hike Begin a fresh new year with a challenging three-mile hike through chaparral, oaks and mist-laden hilltops. The hike, which runs from 9:30 a.m.-noon, is geared for ages 8 and older. The park is located at the south end of Somersville Road in Antioch. For more information, call 888-EBPARKS.

Monday, Jan. 10 Free Winter Reading Program The Brentwood Library conducts “Chill Out with a Book,” an all-day event sponsored by Friends of the Brentwood Library, for grades K-12. The program runs until March 11. The library is open Mondays-Thursdays from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fridays-Saturdays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, call 925-5165290.

Tuesday, Jan. 11 The Four Pillars of Independence The Commons at Dallas Ranch, 4751 Dallas Ranch Road in Antioch, presents the Four Pillars of Independence from 5:30-7:30 p.m.,

The All Out Youth Volleyball League in Antioch accepting online sign-ups by children 8-16 at www.alloutsportsleague.com. For more information, call 925-203-5626.

Friendly Visitors Needed

Brentwood Recreation Registration The City of Brentwood Parks and Recreation Department is currently taking registration for Girls ASA Fast Pitch Softball, ages 6-13, plus registrations for boys and girls 5-8 for Pee Wee Baseball. Registration is ongoing through Feb. 18. To register or for more information, call 925-516-5444.

Oakley Recreation Classes Recreation classes such as ballet, tap, fencing, aikido, jump bunch, art, online driver’s education, karate and ballroom dancing start soon. Visit www.oakleyinfo.com to check out more than 300 online classes offered in partnership with Ed2Go. For more information, call 925-625-7041.

All Out Basketball & Cheer The All Out Sports League Youth Basketball & Cheer is accepting sign-ups for boys and girls 4-14. For more information, call 510-2824986 or e-mail www.alloutsportsleague.com.

Hospice of the East Bay Licensed massage therapists, energy workers and healers are invited to volunteer to provide gentle, compassionate care to hospice patients. Call 925-887-5678 and ask for the Volunteer Department, or e-mail volunteers@ hospiceeastbay.org.

Nor Cal Softball Nor Cal Softball is holding tryouts for players 15-18 for its fall 2010 and summer 2011 seasons. For more information, call 925-

584-5979, e-mail dan9gom@aol.com or visit www.eteamz.com/norcalsoftball1.

On the Horizon Knights of Columbus Crab Feed St. Anthony Knights of Columbus host a Crab Feed Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 15 at Veterans Hall, 757 First St. in Brentwood. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $40; children 10 and under eat for free. For more information, call 925-584-3281.

Hot Shots Crab Feed East County Hot Shots hold a Crab Feed on Saturday, Jan. 29 at the Contra Costa County Fair Grounds, 1201 W. 10th St. in Antioch. Doors open at 6 p.m.; dinner is served at 7. Tickets are $50. For tickets or more information, call 925-382-7315.

Antioch Blood Drive The American Red Cross holds a blood drive Jan. 31 from 1:30-7:30 p.m. at the Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 1020 E. Tregallas Road in Antioch. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 800-733-2767.

Ongoing Quit Smoking Sutter Delta Medical Center presents a free Quit Smoking Today seminar with Oncology Resource Nurse Suzanne Much on Monday evenings from 6-8 p.m. Get the information and support you need to succeed. To sign-up or for more information, call 925-0779-3613.

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

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support The Brentwood Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group meets the second Tuesday of the month from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Neighborhood Church, 50 Birch St. The group is open to those caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. No membership dues or reservations are needed. For more information, call 925-513-7710.

Cancer Support This free support group for people with cancer meets Mondays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Sutter Delta Medical Center, 3901 Lone Tree Way. For more information, call 925-933-0107.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous Every Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m., Kaiser Hospital Deer Valley in Antioch holds a 12step program for those who are overweight, underweight or obsessed with food or body size and would like to maintain a healthy weight. For more information, call 925-5167798 or 925-513-3015.

Novel Knitters & Crochet with Chris Learn to use leftover yarn from the library books “Knitters Stash” and “Oddball Knitting” by Barbara Albright. The group meets the third Saturday of the month from 12:30-4:30 p.m. at the Antioch Library, 501 E. 18th St. For more information, call 925-757-9224.

|

19B

BVAL play starts soon Local basketball, soccer and wrestling teams will play games that really matter starting next week, as Bay Valley Athletic League play kicks off. As of Monday, Deer Valley owned the top non-league record for boys varsity basketball. The Wolverines started the week 10-3. Junior guard Olajuwon Garner leads the team with 21.3 points per game. Senior forward Andre McPhail has been key for the Wolverines, averaging 17.7 points and 16.5 rebounds per game. Deer Valley opens league play at home on Jan. 14 against rival Antioch, which started the week 6-9. Defending league champion Heritage has bounced back from a rocky start. As of Tuesday morning, the Patriots’ record stood at 10-4. The Patriots trounced Tracy 74-19 on Monday night. Junior forward Josh Ned scored a game-high 13 points while seniors Dorian Hardy and Xavier Watson each contributed 12. Heritage begins BVAL action by hosting Freedom on Jan. 14. The Falcons started the season 7-5. A young Liberty team went 6-5 through the 2010 part of its schedule and heads to the new Pittsburg High gym on Jan. 14 for its first league game. The Pirates began their season 3-8. Girls basketball The Heritage girls varsity team, mainly sophomores, goes into BVAL play with a 10-5 record. The Patriots travel to Oakley on Jan. 14 to face Freedom. The Falcons started the week 4-8. Liberty enters Saturday’s match-up against non-league opponent McClatchy at 9-5-1. The Lions host Pittsburg (7-7) next Friday in their BVAL debut. Deer Valley, oddly enough, started the year 6-4 and faces Carondelet, one of the top teams in the state, on Saturday. The Cougars have nearly doubled the scoring output of the defending BVAL champs this season. The Wolverines face James Logan on Jan. 12 before beginning league play at Antioch on Jan. 14. The Panthers started the week 3-10. Soccer Deer Valley’s boys varsity soccer team has started off hot, bringing a 6-2-3 record into BVAL play. The Wolverines host defending league champion Antioch on Jan. 11. The Panthers started the week in search of their first win, holding a 0-5-2 record. Pittsburg (4-3-2) gets one final nonleague tune-up before hosting Liberty on Tuesday. The Pirates play Ygnacio Valley on Saturday; then face the Lions, who are 3-4 on the young season. Heritage, which hasn’t played since Dec. 7, hosts Freedom on Jan. 11. The Patriots are 1-2-4 so far, while the Falcons own a 2-5-1 record. In girls varsity soccer, defending league champ Liberty (3-0-1) faces Monte Vista on Saturday and opens league play against Pittsburg (4-4-2) on Jan. 11. Heritage (5-1-3) plays El Cerrito on Friday; then BVAL foe Freedom (2-2-2) on Tuesday. Deer Valley (5-3-0) travels to Acalanes on Friday; then starts BVAL play against Antioch (4-7-1) on Jan. 11.


20B

|

JANUARY 7, 2011

THEPRESS.NET

Windermere Ellsworth & Associates EBLIVING.COM (925) 513-2605 | (925) 642-7653 FEATURED PROPERTY

Martinez

Fabulous Custom Home

FEATURED PROPERTY

$399,000

Antioch

Brand New Modernist Styled Home located on a private lot set back from the street, with a commanding view of Mt. Diablo. This is a one of a kind home with concrete floors & counter tops, corrugated steel siding, radiant heating and much more. Many Green features. Includes 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths custom deck-work throughout, won’t last long.

BRENTWOOD

BAY POINT

MOUNTAIN HOUSE

ANTIOCH

OP

Coming Soon Beautiful home on Montecito, with 4 bedrooms 2.5 baths and over 2700 sq ft of living space. Be ready with your offer, this property won’t last long.

BRENTWOOD

Just Right

E

O NH

Adorable 2 Story Sun. Jan 9th 1-4 $145,000

PITTSBURG

TR ACY

OAKLEY

Wonderful Townhouse

$185,000

Beautiful 4BR 2.5 BA, 1873 sq. ft. has: Laminate flooring, kitchen tile, stainless steel appliances, two tone paint, oak cabinets, walk to Pittsburg Marina and parks. Make OFFER now before it’s gone. Call Rod 925-783-6706

Make It Yours

$199,900

Step up to home ownership at this 1168-SF wood-siding home on 0.13 acres in Tracy . This family-oriented floor plan delivers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, spacious great room with carpeting, wood-burning fireplace for keeping warm, master suite with dual sinks, eat-in kitchen with tile countertops.

OAKLEY

E

Perfect Starter Home $145,000 There’s room to grow in this ranch 1370-SF home in Antioch. Great features include 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, grand great room with wood-burning fireplace, elegant dining room, cheery kitchen with gas range, microwave, appliances included, tile floors, dishwasher, garbage disposal, laminate countertops.

$69,900

This adorable two story townhome features 1262 sq ft w/2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms, lovely kitchen with stainless appliances & breakfast bar, nice size family room, attached 2 car garage, ample parking & so much more. Call Shauna 925-437-7702

PO

Great Commercial Location $157,000 Located right on Walnut Ave, within walking distance to downtown, this prime location is currently used as office space and features parking, an almost 8000 sq ft lot, 2 offices and a central reception area. It is ideal for all types of office uses. Contact City of Brentwood for any zoning details. Business not included in sale.

US

Great Starter Home with 742 sq ft of living space, 2 bedroom and 1 full bath and features a large open backyard, wood burning fireplace inset into a beautiful stone wall, tile floors, counters and back splash and indoor laundry area. Located with in a few short blocks to schools and shopping.

Start Now

$189,900

Check out the nice size and low price of this 2-story 3-bedroom/2.5-bath home in Antioch. Offers an intimate great room with carpeting, stone fireplace, dining room, living room, open kitchen with electric range, breakfast bar, some appliances, garbage disposal, dishwasher and tile countertops.

On the Water $69,900 With an almost 8000 sq ft lot, the property features a covered boat dock with a redone facility including newer carpet and paint, and located just minutes to fast water.

OAKLEY

OL

Keep it Cool $379,900 With the pool at this well-maintained home on Bob White Ct. Offers 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, master suite with dual sinks, separate shower, attractive great room with carpeting, electric fireplace, and additional fireplace in master bed, elegant dining room, living room, eat-in kitchen with appliances included, tile countertops, breakfast area.

Country Feel! $675,000 Beautiful 3484 sq ft, 4 bedroom, 31/2 bath custom single story home, on almost an acre. Property is completely landscaped, very private, quite location with gorgeous pool and hot tub, surrounded by colorful tropical plants and palm trees. Country feel with city amenities near shopping, schools and bypass! Call Robin at 925-858-4975

The Time to Sell Short is Now! Bryce Ellsworth, Broker

Rod Talavera, Realtor

Douglas Heinrich, Realtor

Shauna Suckow, Realtor

Lic# 01305147

Fluent in Tagalog Lic# 01701571

Lic# 01408969

Lic# 01505149

Amante Asuncion, Broker Associate Lic# 00636264

Robin Nelson, Realtor

Penny Dobbertin, Realtor

Vanessa Gutierrez, Realtor

Lic# 01793070

Lic# 01306163

Se Habla Español Lic# 01840693

Yes, that’s right; I am calling this the best opportunity you will have to get a fresh start. With current Tax and Real Estate Laws on the side of Homeowners, there is no better time to get behind the massive negative equity associated with most homes in our area. Call us today; we will not push you into a short sale. Our job as always is to GIVE YOU THE BEST REAL ESTATE ADVICE AVAILABLE. * Don’t know your rights? * Not sure if a short sale is best for your situation? * Behind on payments? * Lost your job? * Just need info on how it works * Depleted your savings just to stay up on your mortgage?


Antioch Press_01.07.10