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January 11, 2019

Aid Raising awareness, saving lives Friends Fire Victims by Tony Kukulich Staff Writer

There is a quote about the fickle nature of life written by journalist Mary Schmich in a 1997 column for the Chicago Tribune. “Don’t worry about the future,” wrote Schmich. “Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 p.m. on some idle Tuesday.” Brentwood resident Cynthia Loredo was blindsided by her troubles around 4 p.m., though it was an idle Monday in November 2017 when a phone call delivered devastating news. A social worker from a hospital told her that her husband had been admitted after a serious auto accident. Castulo Loredo Jr., known to his friends and family as Jr, had been headed south on Vasco Road in his silver Audi A4 that aftersee Awareness page 22A

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A memorial on Vasco Road commemorates Castulo Loredo Jr. who was killed in an auto accident in November 2017.

Police hold active-shooter training by Tony Kukulich Staff Writer

From a statistical perspective, school shootings involving multiple fatalities are rare occurrences, but threats made earlier this year against staff and students at Freedom High School and the discovery this week of a plot to commit a school shooting in the Napa Valley Unified School District underline the importance of constant vigilance and preparedness. The Oakley Police Department (OPD) started off the new year by conducting active-shooter training at O’Hara Park Middle School on Jan. 3. All of the department’s available officers participated in a half-day session that included classroom instruction and live drills in which they practiced a variety of strategies and techniques for responding to active-shooter incidents. Many of the new strate-

gies were developed in the wake of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting in Littleton, Colorado, in which two heavily armed students killed 13 and injured 24. “There has been a significant transition in the way that law enforcement responds to these types of events,” said Oakley Police Chief Eric Christensen. “One of the primary changes was Columbine. What Columbine did was essentially tell us was that the tactics of setting up a perimeter and holding, waiting for tactical teams to arrive wasn’t going to be effective in saving people’s lives.” According to Christensen, new tactics encourage officers responding to an active-shooter incident to enter the scene and work toward three objectives – stopping the killer, aiding the wounded and evacuating people from the scene. Tactics continue to evolve as experts review the effectiveness of police responses to

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Sgt. Robert Roberts leads a contact team during an activeshooter training exercise at O’Hara Park Middle School in Oakley on Jan. 3. more recent incidents and integrate the lessons learned into updated strategies. “I don’t think we can wait anymore,” said Brentwood Police Chief Tom Hansen. “We’ve come a long

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way since Columbine. Tactics have changed. We’re police officers. We need to respond. If there’s someone in there with a gun hurting our

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East Bay Regional Park District will host two Youth Job Fairs in the East Bay.

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Park district fair coming to Oakley For the fifth consecutive year, the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) will host two youth job fairs designed to raise awareness of employment opportunities for youth in the East Bay. The fairs are scheduled in Oakley, Saturday, Jan. 26, at Big Break Visitor Center, 69 Big Break Road, 10 a.m. to noon; and in Union City, Saturday, Feb. 2. Both events offer attendees an opportunity to learn about the specific jobs available and interact with current employees to get insight into what it’s like to work for the park district. Highlighted 2019 positions include interpretive student aides, public safety student aides, recreation leaders, lifeguards, gate attendants, park services attendants, student laborers, field interns, interns and volunteers. The fairs also include general information sessions on resume writing, application submittal and job interviewing for youth looking to enter the workforce, whether at the park dis-

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trict or elsewhere. “The park district’s annual youth job fairs are an important way for the district to engage with local youth looking for jobs,” said EBRPD Ward 5 Director Ayn Wieskamp. “The park district works very hard to ensure youth in the district are aware of the jobs the district has to offer. These events are great for area youth looking for full-time work or seasonal jobs.” The youth job fairs are key to filling seasonal summer positions, especially recreation leaders and lifeguards. “The park district is interested in attracting qualified and energetic job candidates who care about parks, nature learning and enjoy outdoor recreation,” said EBRPD Chief Human Resources Officer Kip Walsh. “The Youth Job Fairs are a great way for the park district to connect directly with interested job candidates.” For more information, visit www.ebparks. org.

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Seeing the world from the Delta Retirement is a goal that most people strive for after many years of working. We save and plan and hopefully with a little help from social security as an additive, we can spend our later years enjoying the fruits of our labor. We may not be jetting off in Senior a private plane or orner cruising the world, but for the most part just enjoying welldeserved time off and spending that time with loved ones is enough. Travel is always Marla nice. But when we Luckhardt think about where we live and the fabulous weather we enjoy here in Northern California, it seems funny that we have to think twice about going someplace based on weather. It’s either too cold or maybe storming. Is it tornado or hurricane season? I look out my window and say, “Why leave?” For many years we lived in Discovery Bay and spent a great deal of time on the water. We visited lots of places by boat, enjoying the Delta and its numerous nooks and crannies. The boat is long gone and we enjoy the memories but there is no reason to not continue the exploring. Last week Grandpa said, “Get

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Furry Friends helping fire victims’ pets “ Our main focus is to

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While media presence regarding the Paradise fires has subsided, those working behind the scenes to help displaced residents still sally forth, and one East County group has dedicated some of its volunteers and supplies to help humans by helping their animals. Nonprofit organization Furry Friends Pet Relief (FFPR) dispatched to Chico to aid fire victims and currently houses dogs and cats in a facility on the Chico fairgrounds, which has been temporarily converted to care for the animals. FFPR works with people going through various hardships to provide medical care and food for their pets in an effort to keep the animals in their homes and out of the shelter. One Paradise family recalled fleeing for their lives through clouds of thick smoke with their terrified dogs. “When we left Paradise, we drove through the flames in our Toyota with my mother, Mary, in the front seat and my wife in the back with our two German shepherds, hiding their heads behind her because they were so scared,” said Jimmy Lepine. “We ended up in a church and bounced around shelters that attempted to help us with the animals as well.” After months of living in shelters, Jimmy and his wife, Debbie, recently made an offer on a new home, which was accepted, and they hope to move in as soon as possible. But

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After their Paradise home was destroyed, Jimmy and Debbie Lepine left their German shepherds in the hands of Furry Friends Pet Relief, an East County group that dispatched to Chico to aid the pets of fire victims. during their time without a residence, he said their pups have lived with FFPR in Chico. “Furry Friends over here ... they are wonderful,” said Jimmy, who noted he and Debbie try to visit multiple times a day to offer their fur babies a sense of normalcy during this trying time. “(FFPR) updated their vaccines, separated sick animals and they clean the cages for you. They have volunteers who walk the dogs.” FFPR founder Erin Pina, a vet tech with 10 years of experience, said that kind of

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ing. And while her work focuses on keeping them out of shelters and in the homes that love them, FFPR works closely with shelters, which she said often get a bad reputation. “The shelter system has gotten better,” Pina said. “I know they’ve had a bad rep, but really if an animal gets lost, that’s the first place people look. They give (lost animals) vaccinations, and if their owners don’t return for them, the shelters will spay and neuter the animals before they’re adopted ... They do as much as they can with the resources they have.” The Lepines were grateful for the various relief agencies and to have FFPR care for their pets. “It’s hard for the dogs – they don’t understand what’s going on,” Jimmy said. “Without people like that donating their time and money, I don’t know what we would have done.” FFPR is in need of more monetary donations for supplies and medicine. To volunteer or make a contribution, visit http:// furryfriendsfoodre.wixsite.com/fffr. To comment, visit www.thepress.net

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AVOIDING REASSESSMENT OF REAL PROPERTY UNDER PROP 13: RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL

by Joan Grimes, Esq.

In previous articles, I discussed avoiding reassessment of real property under Proposition 13. Specifically, I discussed ways in which one child (let’s call him Johnny) can inherit a piece of property, and the trust provides equalizing distributions to Johnny’s siblings. If the trust does not have sufficient assets to provide the equalizing distributions to Johnny’s siblings, the trust can get a loan secured by the property. The proceeds from the loan can then be distributed to Johnny’s siblings, and Johnny can inherit the property encumbered by the loan. While this is a great strategy that has worked for several of our clients, it can often be difficult to implement for a couple of reasons. First, the trust documents need to include specific language allowing Johnny to receive the entire property. Second, if the trust assets are insufficient to make the equalizing distributions to Johnny’s siblings, the TRUST must obtain the loan. This is often the biggest obstacle for families, as most traditional lenders will not lend to a trust. Additionally, the Board of Equalization prohibits Johnny from providing the equalizing loan to the trust himself. If you believe one of your children may be interested in inheriting a trust asset under Prop 13, but are concerned there may be insufficient trust assets to make the equalizing distributions, we have good news! Rather than going through the elaborate scheme outlined above, your trust documents can provide your child with a ‘Right of First Refusal.’ If implemented correctly, the right of first refusal technique can be very powerful. Here’s how it works – the right of first refusal provides Johnny with the first right to purchase the property from

the trust. If Johnny decides to exercise his right to purchase the property from the trust, Johnny can obtain a loan from a traditional lender secured by the property (or another property) for the amount needed to make the equalizing distributions. The proceeds from the loan are then transferred into the trust account and distributed pursuant to the terms of the trust. Unlike the first strategy offered above, this method provides a lot more flexibility to Johnny and the Trustees in obtaining an equalizing loan. In case Johnny does not wish to exercise his right, language can also be included in the trust to allow the option to purchase to be offered to another child. Additionally, this right of first refusal can also allow a child to purchase an interest in a property, instead of having to take the entire property. However, it is important the trust documents do not provide a blanket right of first refusal to all children. If it is your intention that one or more of your family members inherit a piece of property under Prop 13, I recommend having an attorney review your Trust to ensure it includes the proper language. If you would like me to review your Trust, I see people Monday through Friday for a FREE, 30-minute consultation in my Walnut Creek and Brentwood offices. To view additional articles about estate planning and bankruptcy, visit www.lawofficeofjoangrimes.com. This article provides only general legal information, and not specific legal advice. Information contained is not a substitute for a personal consultation with an attorney. LAW OFFICE OF JOAN M. GRIMES, PHONE (925) 9391680 - 1600 S. Main Street, Suite 100, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 © 2017 Joan Grimes – Advertisement

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than household income the last few years, when you couple that with higher interest rates, that makes it harder for buyers to afford to buy homes and we are seeing reduced buyer activity. However, what’s changed lately is the drop in the stock market. When that happens, many investors pull money out of the stock market and look for a safer haven for their funds. Many of them go to bonds which can bring interest rates down. Bond issuers want to pay as little as possible, and if the demand for bonds goes up, they can offer lower interest rates and still sell their bonds. So we actually saw mortgage rates go down recently. And as I write this article the stock market is falling to open 2019. So we may see some further slight improvements in interest rates in the short-term. If you have questions about real estate, call me at (925) 240-MOVE (6683). Voted “Best of Brentwood” multiple times. To search the MLS for free, go to: www.SharpHomesOnline.com. Sharp Realty. #01245186 – Advertisement

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more information or to order tickets, visit https://llbb.ticketspice.com/ crabfeed or call 925-392-5992 or email libertylionsband@gmail.com. Harvest Park Bowl Crab Feed – Saturday, Jan. 19 The 17th annual event to benefit Harvest Park Youth Hurricanes Program begins with a no-host bar at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Event will be held at Veterans Hall, 757 First St. and will feature allyou-can-eat crab, pasta and other dishes. Tickets are $48 per person. For tickets and additional information, call 925-5161221. Annual Crab Feed hosted by Marine Corps League, Delta Diablo Detachment 1155 – Saturday, Jan. 26 Annual event will be held at Brentwood Veterans Hall, 757 First St. No-host bar opens at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Evening will include antipasto platter, steamed clams, sourdough bread, salad, pasta and crab. Auction items

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Hall at 925-634-6356. Tickets are limited. Mardi Gras Crab Feed Discovery Bay Lions – Friday, March 1 Sponsored by the East Bay Lions Club, the annual event will be held at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2800 Camino Diablo Road, in Byron. Early bird tickets are currently available through Eventbrite.com or at the UPS Store in the Sandy Cove Shopping Center in Discovery Bay. No tickets will be sold at the door. $60 per person, doors open at 6 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://bit.ly/thepressnet_ mardigrascrabfeed. The Network of Care’s 13th annual Crab Feed – Saturday, March 9 All proceeds benefit The Network of Care, feeding families of children in hospitals. Tickets are $60 and must be purchased ahead of time. No tickets will be sold at the door. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is at 7 p.m. There will be many raffle prizes, a dessert auction and a

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Union High School in Brentwood. He also assumed the head baseball and football coaching duties as well as athletic director until 1963. Lou was later named as one of the top 20 high school football coaches in the Bay Area by the Contra Costa Times. He served as the first part-time director of the Brentwood Recreation Department from 1954 to 1965. In 1963, Lou became dean of students then assistant principal at Liberty Union High school and remained in that position for four years. Lou was then appointed principal at Liberty and held that position for the next 17 years. During that time, he filled in as acting superintendent twice. In 1997, the gymnasium at Freedom High School was named in his honor. Lou was elected to the University of Pacific and Manteca High School Athletic Halls of Fame as an athlete and the Liberty Union High School Athletic Hall of Fame as a coach. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Amos Alonzo Stagg Award by the University of Pacific for exemplifying the values of the Hall of Fame coach. He was active as a member of the Brentwood Community United Methodist Church in Brentwood as well as numerous school, community and city organizations and committees. Memorial donations can be made to the LUHS Athletic Hall of Fame, the Brentwood Community United Methodist Church or a charity of your choice. Lou will be buried in the family plot in Ferndale, California, at a private family service.

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Feb. 21, 1940 – Nov. 18, 2018 Discovery Bay resident Sonja Thompson unexpectedly left for Heaven on Nov. 18. She is survived by her two daughters, four grandsons and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son. The proud owner of Sonja’s Country Inn for nearly 30 years, Sonja had a lively personality and loved to laugh, dance and gamble. She was well-known in Discovery Bay for blaring Elvis music from her deck until late in the evening while yodeling to passing boats. She will be missed. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Discovery Bay Country Club, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m.

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Dec. 1, 1945 – Dec. 20, 2018 Alice moved from Dana Point to Brentwood in 2015 after the death of her husband, Jim, and resided with her sister, Margaret Hoover, in Summerset III. She is survived by her two sons, John (Frederike) and Andrew (Veronica); and her three grandsons and two granddaughters, all of Southern California. Her sister, Margaret; brothers, Samuel, John and Peter; and many other members of her Scottish clan, along with her new friends here in Brentwood, will miss her smiles, laughter and many amusing stories about her life growing up in Scotland. Friends and family are invited to a Memorial Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood, on Jan. 17, at 4 p.m., with light refreshments thereafter. Internment will be at 1:30 p.m., Jan. 18, at Lima Brothers Mortuary in Fremont with a Celebration of Life reception following at Embassy Suites, Milpitas.

A memorial mass for Evelyn “Penny” Giacomini, will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary, 500 Fairview Ave., on Thursday, January 17 at 10 a.m.

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Expo to showcase East Bay businesses The Brentwood, Oakley and Antioch chambers of commerce are joining the City of Brentwood to present the East Bay Business Expo. The business-to-business showcase will be held in the Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St., Jan. 31, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. It will provide an opportunity for more than 80 exhibitors to reach more customers by expanding into new markets. Business owners who attend the event will have the opportunity to make valuable connections with a wide variety of service providers. Admission to the event is free and prizes, including a flat-

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Aaron Michael Isaac-Hotchkiss SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Aaron Michael Isaac-Hotchkiss CASE NUMBER: N182343 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Aaron Michael Isaac-Hotchkiss filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Aaron Michael IsaacHotchkiss to Proposed Name: Aaryn Michael Walker. 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 1/29/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 Room: 212 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: 12/03/18 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 78338 Publish Dates: December 21, 28, 2018, January 4, 11, 2019.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-18-836301-BF Order No.: 8747364 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/15/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor (s): DANIEL A CRUME, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded: 2/28/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0061250-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/28/2019 at 1:30PM Place of Sale: At the north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $313,868.73 The purported property address is: 2716 SAN GREGORIO CT, ANTIOCH, CA 94531-6612 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 053090-031-5 Legal Description: Please be advised that the legal description set forth on the Deed of Trust is in error. The legal description of the property secured by the Deed of Trust is more properly set forth and made part of Exhibit “A” as attached hereto. PARCEL ONE: LOT 99, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 6178 COUNTRY MANOR UNIT NO. 2, FILED APRIL 16, 1984, IN MAP BOOK 278, PAGE 20, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING FROM PARCEL ONE: RIGHTS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM KAUFMAN & BROAD, RECORDED SEPTEMBER 5, 1985, BOOK 12493, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 290, AS FOLLOWS: “ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM, MINERALS, AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND CHEMICAL GAS NOW OR HEREAFTER FOUND, SITUATED OR LOCATED IN ALL OR ANY PORTIONS OF THE LAND 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 SAID THAN FIVE HUNDRED FEET BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO GRANT LEASES FOR ALL OF SAID PURPOSES BUT WITHOUT THE RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND OR ANY PORTION THEREOF WITHIN FIVE HUNDRED FEET VERTICAL BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF.” PARCEL TWO: THE NON-EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO CONSTRUCT, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE BRIDGES AND POLE LINES, AND TO USE ROADS AND BRIDGES CONSTRUCTED BY THE UNITED STATES AS RESERVED BY THE GRANTOR IN THE DEED BY JOHN A. DE MARTINI, ALSO KNOWN AS JACK DE MARTINI AND GRACE J. DE MARTINI, HIS WIFE, TO UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DATED JANUARY 29, 1938, RECORDED FEBRUARY 17, 1938, IN BOOK 463 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 10.NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you

should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-18-836301-BF. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2763 Camino Del Rio South San Diego, CA 92108 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 916-939-0772 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-18-836301-BF IDSPub #0148619 1/4/2019 1/11/2019 1/18/2019 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 78405 Publish dates: January 4, 11, 18, 2019.

on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 800-280-2832 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-18-837209-CL. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2763 Camino Del Rio South San Diego, CA 92108 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2832 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-18-837209-CL IDSPub #0148161 12/28/2018 1/4/2019 1/11/2019 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 78309 Publish Dates: December 28, 2018, January 4, 11, 2019.

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business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on December 6, 2018. Signature of registrant: Mayo Starbuck Benter. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: December 6, 2018 by Deputy H. Franklin Expires December 6, 2023 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 78400 Publish dates: January 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019.

by competitive bidding the personal property of: Name: Nishtha Wright, Steve Pearsonn, Melissa Cavino, Joseph Ferguson, Jissele Castellano, Theresa Martinelli, Trevor Frey, Erin Drake, Anthony Pelletier. Property to be sold: household goods, furniture, appliances, clothes, toys, tools, boxes & contents. Auctioneer Company: www. storagetreasures.com The Sale will end at 10:00AM on January 29th, 2019. Goods must be paid in CASH at site and removed at completion of sale. Sale is subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. StorQuest Self Storage 325 Guthrie Ln Brentwood, CA. 94513 925-322-1883 Brentwood Press No. 021273 78483 Publish dates: January 11, 18, 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007214-00 The name of the business: A&P Sales Located at: 5465 Smetzer Way In: Antioch, CA, 94531 is hereby registered by the following owner: 1. Rosemary Akins 2. Melvin Akins. This business is conducted by: Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Rosemary Akins. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: December 4, 2018 by Deputy H Franklin Expires 12/4/2023 Antioch Press No. 061617 78291 Publish dates: December 21, 28, 2018, January, 4, 11, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007475-00 The name of the business: Acme Live Scan and Notary Located at: 5209 Star Thistle Way In: Antioch, CA 94531, is hereby registered by the following owner: Jeffrey Thomas Clark. 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: Jeffrey Clark. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: December 19, 2018 by Deputy L. Mae Expires 12/19/2023 Antioch Press No. 061617 78455 Publish dates: January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007563-00 The name of the business: Paideia Academy Located at: 330 Worrell Rd In: Antioch, CA 94509, is hereby registered by the following owner: John Crowder. 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: John Crowder. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: December 24, 2018 by Deputy J Celestial Expires 12/24/2023 Antioch Press No. 061617 78451 Publish dates: January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007598-00 The name of the business(es): My Little Universe Preschool & Daycare Located at: 1872 Mount Conness Way In: Antioch, CA 94531 is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Ana Schenk. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on August 25, 2018. Signature of registrant: Ana Schenk. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: December 27, 2018 by Deputy L Fallas Expires 12/27/2023 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 78417 Publish dates: January 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-18-837209-CL Order No.: DS7300-18001748 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/22/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): Vicki Lynn Doyle, an unmarried woman Recorded: 3/2/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0065093-00 and modified as per Modification Agreement recorded 8/26/2016 as Instrument No. 20169017257100011 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/29/2019 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Pleasant Hill Community Center, located at 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. In the Auction.com Room Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $252,396.82 The purported property address is: 2453 SEQUOIA DR, ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 076-572-003-2 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Paideia Academy at 330 Worrell Road, Antioch, CA 94509 - 3665 Hawthorne Dr., #210 Bethel Island, CA 94511 The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on 7/7/2014, CA 94511 under File No. F-0004931-00 (*1) Sheri Crowder 3665 Hawthorne Dr., #210 Bethel Island, CA 94511. (**) This business was conducted by: An Individual. Signature: Sheri Crowder. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: December 24, 2018 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 78449 Publish dates: January 11, 8, 25, February 1, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0000038-00 The name of the business: Grace In Knots Located at: 2133 Prestwick Dr In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505, is hereby registered by the following owner: Grace Overton. 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: Grace Overton. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: January 3, 2019 by Deputy C Garcia Expires 1/3/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 78494 Publish dates: January 11, 18, 25, February, 1, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007038-00 The name of the business: Brentwood Dentistry Dental Group Located at: 1181 Central Blvd # E In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: 1. Michael J. Garner, DDS 2. William S. Paden, DDS. 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: Michael J. Garner, DDS. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: November 27, 2018 by Deputy C Preston Expires 11/27/2023 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 78361 Publish dates: December 21, 28, 2018, January 4, 11, 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007135-00 The name of the business: Bella Joy Beauty Located at: 5100 Fern Ridge Cir In: Discovoery Bay, CA 94505, is hereby registered by the following owner: Arabella Ablaza. 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: Arabella Ablaza. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: November 30, 2018 by Deputy L Arosemena ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE Expires 11/30/2023 Brentwood Press No. FOR CHANGE OF NAME 02-1273 78344 Publish dates: December PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Tigisty 21, 28, 2018, January 4, 11, 2019. Yemanu SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETINAME STATEMENT TION OF: Tigisty Yemanu CASE NUM- File No. F-0007208-00 The name of the BER: N18-2523 TO ALL INTERESTED business: Jones Water Truck Service PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Tigisty Yemanu Located at: 3975 Coastal Court In: Discovfiled a petition with this court for a de- ery Bay, CA 94505, is hereby registered cree changing names as follows: Pres- by the following owner: 1. Paul Jones Jr ent Name: a. Yolya Alazar Arow to 2. Lidia Medrano-Jones 3. Mario MedraProposed Name: Yolya Hiyab Alazar. no-Jones. This business is conducted by: 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons Co-Partners. The registrant commenced interested in this matter shall appear to transact business under the fictitious before this court at the hearing indicated business name or names listed above on below to show cause, if any, why the N/A. Signature of registrant: Paul Jones petition for change of name should not Jr. This statement was filed with the be granted. Any person objecting to the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: name changes described above must file December 4, 2018 by Deputy C Preston a written objection that includes the rea- Expires 12/4/2023 Brentwood Press No. sons for the objection at least two court 02-1273 78328 Publish dates: Decemdays before the matter is scheduled to ber 28, 2018, January 4, 11, 18, 2019. be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should FICTITIOUS BUSINESS not be granted. If no written objection NAME STATEMENT is timely filed, the court may grant the File No. F-0007260-00 The name of the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF business(es): Starbuck Consulting HEARING a. Date: 2/5/19 Time: 9:00 Located at: 1922 Tice Valley Blvd., Suite a.m. Dept.: 14 Room: 212 b. The ad- 2611A In: Walnut Creek, CA 94595, is dress of the court is same as noted above. hereby registered by the following 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause owner(s): Mayo Starbuck Benter. This

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007313-00 The name of the business(es): Kissinger Family law Located at: 3478 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 1000 In: Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jaime L. Kissinger. 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: Jaime L. Kissinger. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: December 10, 2018 by Deputy L. Mae Expires December 10, 2023 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 78399 Publish dates: December 28, 2018, January 4, 11, 18, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007474-00 The name of the business: Tacos El Rulis Located at: 234 Persimmon Dr In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: 1. Raul Orozco-Mendoza 2. Angelita Villalobos This business is conducted by: Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Raul Orozco Mendoza. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: December 19, 2018 by Deputy L Fallas Expires 12/19/2023 Brentwood Press No. 021273 78366 Publish dates: December 28, 2018, January 4, 11, 18, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007517-00 The name of the business(es): Brentwood Marina Located at: 4888 Holland Tract Road In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): PSW Legacy Industries LLC. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Robert Wright, Chief Financial Officer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: December 20, 2018 by Deputy L. Mae Expires December 20, 2023 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 78402 Publish dates: January 4, 11,18, 25, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007520-00 The name of the business: 3 Brothers Tractor Services Located at: 464 Anvilwood Drive In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner: Shane Samuel Ambrosino. 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: Shane Ambrosino. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: December 20, 2018 by Deputy H Franklin Expires 12/20/2023 Oakley Press No. 030477 78391 Publish dates: January 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007535-00 The name of the business: GE Concepts Located at 3366 Mount Diablo Blvd., Apt 52 : In: Lafayette, CA 94549, is hereby registered by the following owner: Jose Estrada Hernandez. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 12/17/2018. Signature of registrant: Jose Estrada Hernandez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: December 20, 2018 by Deputy J Celestial Expires 12/20/2023 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 78492 Publish dates: January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 2019. NOTICE OF LIEN SALE Notice is hereby given pursuant to California Business and Professional Codes #21700-21716, Section 2328 of the UCC of the Penal Code, Section 535 the undersigned, StorQuest Self Storage in Brentwood, CA, will sell at public sale

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: Diane Elaine Anglin, deceased CASE NUMBER P18-02013 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: Diane Elaine Anglin, deceased. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: Michael E. Anglin in the Superior Court of California, County of: CONTRA COSTA. The Petition for Probate requests that: Michael E. Anglin be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: a. Date: March 5, 2019 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept: 14 Room: 212. b. Address of court: 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Jay Roadarmel 1811 Santa Rita Rd., Ste 207 Pleasanton, CA 94566 (925) 271-5646 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 78403 Publish Dates: December 28, 2018, January 4, 11, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007403-00 The name of the business: Clayton Tire Supply Located at: 364 Fremont Peak Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Richard Leland. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Richard Leland. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: December 14, 2018 by Deputy L. Fallas Expires December 14, 2023 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 78504 Publish dates: January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 2019.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE AFFORDABLE STORAGE WISHING TO AVAIL THEMSELVES OF THE PROVISION OF APPLICABLE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, SECTION 21700-21707 OF THE BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE, SECTION 2328 OF THE COMMERCIAL CODE, SECTION 535 OF THE PENAL CODE, HEREBY GIVES NOTICE OF SALE UNDER SAID LAW TO WIT: ON 01/17/2019, AT AFFORDABLE STORAGE; 95 FIRST AVENUE NORTH; PACHECO, CALIFORNIA 94553; (925) 825- 3217; AT 8:00 AM OF THIS DAY, AFFORDABLE STORAGE WILL CONDUCT A PUBLIC SALE TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, FOR CASH, OF THE CONTENTS OF SPACE NUMBERS: C74 4X5DNI LENNER, LAURA C76 5X10DNI CASSEL, JANIS C89 10X10DNO CASSEL, JANIS C94 5X10DNI CURRIER, TAMARA C114 10X14DNO HITCHCOCK, LAURA C1131 5X5UP GRAYBILL, JASON D155 8X10DNM CALOWELL, CORY D1230 10X10UPM BRANDEN, SUSAN D1235 9X6UPM BAYERSKI, RUSSELL E199 10X10DNO PAULSEN, EDWIN E203 5X10DNI CURRIER, TAMARA E1294 5X5UP BAYERSKI, RUSSELL F228 8X10DNO CASSEL, JANIS F248 10X14DNO TRIM, DEMETRIA F1360 5X5UP BRAY, JEFFREY F1366 5X5UP MILLER, MICHAEL H311 10X24DNO MOLNAR, ALEC ITEMS TO BE AUCTIONED WILL CONSIST OF PERSONAL, HOUSEHOLD AND CORPORATE GOODS. LANDLORD RESERVES THE RIGHT TO BID. THIS SALE IS BEING MADE TO SATISFY A LANDLORD’S LIEN. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND. DATED THIS 17TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2019. AFFORDABLE STORAGE, LESSOR PH: (925) 825-3217 FX: (925) 825-3219 theaffordablestorage.com affordable_storage@sbcglobal. net Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 78398 Publish dates: December 28, 2018, January 11, 2019.

charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 800-280-2832 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-17-767191-JP. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2763 Camino Del Rio South San Diego, CA 92108 619-6457711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2832 Or Login to: http:// www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-17-767191JP IDSPub #0148459 12/28/2018 1/4/2019 1/11/2019 Antioch 78367 December 28, 2018, January 4, 11, 2019.

lins CASE NUMBER: N19-0025 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Emily Susan Rollins filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Emily Susan Rollins to Proposed Name: Emily Susan Gallo. 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 03/04/19 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 Room: 212 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. Type info here if box is checked or delete this sentence if not. Date: 01/04/19 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 78493 Publish Dates: January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 2019.

to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1991 December. Signature of registrant: Dorothy Anne Carpenter. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: December 11, 2018 by Deputy C Preston Expires 12/11/2023 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 78395 Publish dates: January 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018

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 requirements of California Civil Code Section 2923.5(b)/2923.55(c) were fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714-730-2727 or visit this Internet Web site www.ndscorp. com/sales, using the file number assigned to this case 17-20351-SP-CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 12/27/2018 National Default Servicing Corporation c/o Tiffany and Bosco, P.A., its agent, 1230 Columbia Street, Suite 680 San Diego, CA 92101 Toll Free Phone: 888-264-4010 Sales Line 714-730-2727; Sales Website: www.ndscorp.com Rachael Hamilton, Trustee Sales Representative A-4680076 01/11/2019, 01/18/2019, 01/25/2019NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 17-20351-SP-CA Title No. 170393427-CAVOI A.P.N. 041-170-051-1 ATTENTION RECORDER: THE FOLLOWING REFERENCE TO AN ATTACHED SUMMARY IS APPLICABLE TO THE NOTICE PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR ONLY PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE 2923.3 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03/16/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, (cashier’s check(s) must be made payable to National Default Servicing Corporation), drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state; will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made in an “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: Evelyn Tolliver, an unmarried woman, as her sole and separate property Duly Appointed Trustee: National Default Servicing Corporation Recorded 03/28/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0093796-00 (or Book, Page) of the Official Records of Contra Costa County, California. Date of Sale: 02/01/2019 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center

near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565 Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $494,116.91 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 2120 El Lago Dr, Oakley, CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The requirements of California Civil Code Section 2923.5(b)/2923.55(c) were fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714-730-2727 or visit this Internet Web site www.ndscorp. com/sales, using the file number assigned to this case 17-20351-SP-CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 12/27/2018 National Default Servicing Corporation c/o Tiffany and Bosco, P.A., its agent, 1230 Columbia Street, Suite 680 San Diego, CA 92101 Toll Free Phone: 888-264-4010 Sales Line 714-730-2727; Sales Website: www.ndscorp.com Rachael Hamilton, Trustee Sales Representative A-4680076 01/11/2019, 01/18/2019, 01/25/2019 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 78426 Publish dates: January 11, 18, 25, 2019.

ably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: RUBEN M. SALINAS, A SINGLE MAN Duly Appointed Trustee: PRESTIGE DEFAULT SERVICES Recorded 8/25/2016 as Instrument No. 2016-0171535-00 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 1/29/2019 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: Auction.com room, Pleasant Hill Community Center, 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $444,384.89 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 26 VIGNOLA COURT OAKLEY, CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. All checks payable to Prestige Default Services. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (800) 793-6107 or visit this Internet Web site www.auction.com, using the file number assigned to this case 18-1249. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 12/6/2018 PRESTIGE DEFAULT SERVICES 1920 Old Tustin Ave. Santa Ana, California 92705 Sale Line: (800) 793-6107 Michelle R. Ghidotti-Gonsalves, President A-4678293 01/04/2019, 01/11/2019, 01/18/2019 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 78346 Publish Dates: January 4, 11, 18, 2019.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-17-767191-JP Order No.: 170123965-CA-VOI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/24/2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): DAVID PILKINGTON AND CHERIE PILKINGTON, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 9/30/2003 as Instrument No. 2003-0488824-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/29/2019 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Pleasant Hill Community Center, located at 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. In the Auction.com Room Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $469,039.08 The purported property address is: 101 BEEDE WAY, ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 065-062-031 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Briednette P. Zuniga & Humberto J. Zuniga SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Briednette P. Zuniga & Humberto J. Zuniga CASE NUMBER: N18-2571 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Briednette P. Zuniga & Humberto J. Zuniga filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Natalya Guadalupe Pantoja to Proposed Name: Natalya Guadalupe Pantoja Zuniga. 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 02-11-19 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 Room: 212 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: 12/17/2018 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 78434 Publish Dates: January 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Emily Susan Rollins SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Emily Susan Rol-

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007378-00 The name of the business: A&A Site Services Inc. Located at: 2090 Verona Ct In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner: A&A Site Services Inc. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 12/13/18. Signature of registrant: Steven Guzman, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: December 13, 2018 by Deputy H Franklin Expires 12/13/2023 Oakley Press No. 06-1617 78345 Publish dates: December 28, 2018, January 4, 11, 18, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007469-00 The name of the business: Imperiale Beer Project Located at: 380 Lakespring Pl In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner: Imperiale Beer Cafe, LLC. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Brandon Freel, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: December 19, 2018 by Deputy L Mae Expires 12/19/2023 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 78488 Publish dates: January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 2019. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 17-20351-SP-CA Title No. 170393427-CA-VOI A.P.N. 041-170-051-1 ATTENTION RECORDER: THE FOLLOWING REFERENCE TO AN ATTACHED SUMMARY IS APPLICABLE TO THE NOTICE PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR ONLY PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE 2923.3 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03/16/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, (cashier’s check(s) must be made payable to National Default Servicing Corporation), drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state; will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made in an “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: Evelyn Tolliver, an unmarried woman, as her sole and separate property Duly Appointed Trustee: National Default Servicing Corporation Recorded 03/28/2006 as Instrument No. 20060093796-00 (or Book, Page) of the Official Records of Contra Costa County, California. Date of Sale: 02/01/2019 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565 Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $494,116.91 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 2120 El Lago Dr, Oakley, CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 18-1249 Loan No.: ******2554 APN: 037-500-081-7 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/20/2016. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reason-

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Clayton Tire Supply at 5399 Willow Lake Court, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on December 14, 2018 under File No. F-0007495-00 (*1) Steven M. Clayton 5399 Willow Lake Court, Discovery Bay (**) This business was conducted by: An Individual. Steven Clayton. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: December 14, 2018 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 78503 Publish dates: January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 2019 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007398-00 The name of the business: Cielito Danville Located at: 445 Railroad Avenue In: Danville, CA 94526, is hereby registered by the following owner: 445 Railroad, LLC. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Jeffrey Neustadt, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: December 14, 2018 by Deputy L Fallas Expires 12/14/2023 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 78508 Publish dates: January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 2019.


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Armstrong Way. Dec. 15, 4 p.m. A man in a gray Infiniti and the reporting person driving a black Chrysler were involved in an accident on Walnut Boulevard and Balfour Road. The accident partially blocked Walnut Boulevard. Dec. 16, 8:28 a.m. A homeless man was reported setting bushes on fire on Brentwood Boulevard. The suspect fled the scene. Dec. 16, 11:04 a.m. A woman told authorities that she found mail at the park and took it to her home on Browning Court. Dec. 16, 12:08 p.m. A vehicle theft was reported on Lone Tree Way. The vehicle was last seen two days prior to the report. Dec. 16, 3:22 p.m. A woman told authorities that she lost her wallet on Balfour Road. Dec. 16, 3:59 p.m. A person told authorities that their ex came to their apartment on Brentwood Boulevard and destroyed it. Dec. 16, 9:15 p.m. A verbal dispute between family members was reported on Mountain View Drive. Dec. 16, 11:08 p.m. Two males were seen in the back of the store on Balfour Road loading alcohol into a backpack. Dec. 16, 11:19 p.m. A person told authorities that his backpack went missing from a location on Balfour Road. Dec. 17, 7:27 a.m. Containers were broken into and tools were taken from a construction site on Technology Court. Dec. 17, 8:10 a.m. An accident was reported at Balfour Road and American Avenue. Dec. 17, 8:30 a.m. A catalytic converter was taken from a vehicle parked in front of Roadrunner RV on Beatrice Court. The vehicle belonged to a customer. Dec. 17, 9:14 a.m. A catalytic converter was cut from a vehicle on Cortona Way. Dec. 17, 10:21 a.m. A catalytic converter was stolen on Balfour Road. Dec. 17, 12:01 p.m. A petty theft was reported on Lone Tree Way. A female suspect walked out of a place of business with medicine. Dec. 17, 12:07 p.m. A person on Balfour Road reported that someone took out a loan in their name. Dec. 17, 12:12 p.m. A case of road rage was reported at Fairview Avenue and Sand Creek Road. The incident occurred between the owner of a Ford Fusion and a Honda Civic. Dec. 17, 12:46 a.m. On La Pergola Drive, a person reported a case of forgery.


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noon. He was headed toward the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where he worked as a machinist. Jr, who was a few weeks past his 55th birthday, had slowed to stop in heavy southbound traffic when he was struck from behind by the driver of a Nissan Versa. The impact of the collision pushed Jr’s car into the path of a northbound Toyota Corolla that struck him broadside. Both drivers involved in the second collision were flown to the trauma center at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. Jr was described at the time by an East Contra Costa Fire Protection District spokesperson as having suffered massive trauma. He died just after midnight the next day as a result of his injuries. The driver of the Nissan was treated on scene by paramedics and released. In September 2018, the driver was charged with vehicular manslaughter, a felony. He recently pleaded not guilty and is awaiting trial. “He was a fun-loving, hands-on guy,” said Cynthia said of Jr. “He would welcome anybody into our home. The first thing he

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would do is offer something to eat or something to drink. He would make a burrito for you right now.” Cynthia believes that driver distraction played a role in the death of her husband, and in the aftermath of her loss she hopes to draw attention to the dangers of distracted driving. “What I want to do is try to bring awareness of distracted driving,” said Cynthia. “That’s my main goal. I want to bring awareness as much as I can. I even want to start talking in schools. Kids are so good on their cell phones, they think they can text and drive, but they can’t.” The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that in 2015 there were 3,196 highway fatalities attributed to distracted drivers. These accidents are referred to by the NHTSA as distraction-affected crashes. Cell phone use is one category of distraction-affected crashes and accounted for 442 fatalities in 2015. And while the number of distraction-affected crashes remained fairly steady over a fiveyear study from 2011 to 2015, cell phone use is making up a greater percentage of those

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children or our co-workers, we need to get in there.” Both Christensen and Hansen emphasized that regular training is a critical component of ensuring that officers understand their own roles and the roles of each of their fellow officers and other responders to an activeshooter situation. The OPD plans to conduct two live exercises annually and future exercises will integrate other local police, fire and paramedic agencies to more accurately simulate a real-world response. “What we found in San Bernardino was if officers didn’t have refresher training continuously to teach them what their tactics needed to be, they wouldn’t remember what they were supposed to do in these situations,” said Christensen. “Again, it’s the idea of training and repetition.” Teachers and staff from the Oakley Union Elementary School District (OUESD) were invited to participate in the training with the OPD. Before the start of exercises, participants had the opportunity to fire the airsoft weapons used by the officers in the training. The airsoft guns were close replicas of the handguns, shotguns and rifles carried by OPD, but they shoot BB-sized soft pellets.

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accidents. And NHTSA reports that the 15 to 19 age group represents the largest percentage of drivers who were distracted at the time of a fatal crash. “Distracted driving is a huge issue on California roadways,” wrote Officer Sean Wilkenfeld of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in an email to The Press. “Driving involves multitasking, so when you add anything that takes away your attention to the road, you greatly increase your chances of being in a collision. Whether it’s stop-andgo traffic or open roadway, we see collisions caused by distracted driving on a regular basis and everyday CHP officers stop drivers who are distracted behind the wheel.” Wilkenfeld stated that current cell phone law only allows California drivers to tap or swipe on their phone a single time to answer a call or place a call and requires the phone be mounted on the windshield or on the dashboard. This means anytime you are operating a car, including stopped at a red light or sitting in traffic. “The collision back in November 2017 was a painful tragedy,” said Lt. Walter O’Grodnick of the Brentwood Police

Department (BPD). “BPD takes distracted driving very seriously and reminds the motoring public to make a conscious effort to avoid distractions while driving. Our staff continues to take an aggressive approach when it comes to distracted driving through proactive enforcement efforts, because all too often distracted driving leads to people being seriously injured or killed.” There is a small roadside memorial for Jr at the crash site on Vasco Road that Cynthia keeps tidy with weekly visits, though she is hoping to get something more substantive. Cynthia submitted a request to CalTrans for a Victim Memorial Sign. CalTrans initially denied her request stating that the memorial signs were only for victims of drunk drivers. However, a 2016 CalTrans press release announced a memorial sign dedication for a retired police officer who was killed by a distracted driver. A CalTrans representative stated that they are currently reviewing their policy on granting memorial signs. “I want to put it in bold letters,” said Cynthia. “Don’t text and drive. Don’t be on your phone and drive. It’s not worth it.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net

Throughout the day, teachers had the opportunity to play various roles in the different drills including one exercise in which they took on the roles of police officers searching for and engaging a shooter on the campus. “By having them participate in that, by actually playing the role of police officers, they get to see what it takes to go and do this and how difficult it is to go through and do this,” explained Christensen. “It was by no means the idea that we’re going to arm teachers. It’s just the idea for them to know when they’re sitting inside and there’s something bad going on, they understand now what the role is of those other people when they respond.” Erin Roberts, principal at Vintage Parkway Elementary School, attended the training session and said that participation in the exercises was gut-wrenching and heart-pounding. “I think it gave me a greater perspective to know what everybody’s role is,” said Roberts. “I know what the police officer will feel like going into gun fire. That was scary. I have to say I was a little nervous about going through. In my head I know I’m going to replay this to be able to think what I can do better as a site administrator, as a principal. What can I do better at my school site if this were to ever happen?”

OUESD Superintendent Greg Hetrick expressed his support for cooperation between the district and the police department. “As the superintendent of the Oakley Union Elementary School District (OUESD) I could not be happier with the partnership that has been established between the Oakley Police Department and OUESD,” said Hetrick. “Working together, we do make a difference. A huge thank-you goes out to the Oakley Police Department for all that they do to support and protect the students and families in the Oakley community.” Christensen believes the benefits of active-shooter training extend beyond the narrow definition of those incidents and make his force better prepared to respond to a wide variety of challenges to public safety. “This is the same technique that we’re going to use if there’s a bomb at the school,” said Christensen. “It’s the same technique we’re going to use if there’s a chemical spill near the school. All of these things really do integrate into an emergency response rather than just an active-shooter event. Now it’s pretty much what we’re going to do for a majority of the emergencies at a place that’s well populated.” To view a video and a slideshow, visit www.thepress.net/multimedia

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Events Saturday, Jan. 12 Clothing Drive

Liberty High School Parents of Playmakers will hold a clothing drive at Liberty High School, from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday and Sunday. Bring any gently used clothing, shoes, linens, towels, hats, belts, purses and stuffed animals. For more information and alternate dates, contact Erris Filippone at 925-237-6383 or ecfili446@gmail.com or Shannon Morton at mortonshannone@gmail.com or 925-550-1526.

E-Waste Recycling Event

Holy Rosary Church will hold an e-waste recycling event, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Accepted items are monitors, TVs, computers, notebooks, servers, wire, keyboards, mice, cell phones and electronic scrap. For more information, contact Wayne Steffen at stefwd@ comcast.net or 925-890-0119.

Monday, Jan. 14 “Peter Pan” Auditions

The Drama Factory is holding auditions for “Peter Pan.” Auditions will be held at 7 p.m., at the Nick Rodriguez theater, 213 F St., in Antioch. The auditions are open to all actors and actresses ages 10 and over. For more information, contact 925-695-4123 or visit www.dramafactory.org.

Casino Bus Trip

The Oakley Senior Citizens offer a casino bus trip to Cache Creek. The bus will leave the Oakley Senior Center at 8 a.m. The cost is $35. For more information, contact Tim at 925-238-5356 or 925-679-8636, Dee Hicks at 925-684-0180 or the Oakley Senior Center at 925-626-7223.

Wednesday, Jan. 16 Wine, Women, and Wisdom

Soroptimist of the Delta will present Wine, Women, and Wisdom, at the Delta Gallery in The Streets of Brentwood, from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Those from the club will give lessons on how to use the various social-media programs. For more information, contact Kathi Regan at brentwoodkat2010@gmail.com or call 925-7833509 or visit www.siofthedelta.com.

Saturday, Jan. 19 A Holistic Wellness Expo

A Holistic Wellness Expo will occur at the Crystal Bowl Metaphysical Gifts & Holistic Wellness, 8065 Brentwood Blvd., Suite 7, in Brentwood, from noon to 5 p.m. Join us for holistic wellness information, samples and trial sessions, and explore different wellness locations. For more information, contact Bianca Ruehlig at bruehlig@gmail.com or 925-207-0231 or visit www.CrystalBowlFloats.com.

Harvest Park Fundraiser

The Harvest Park Bowl will hold its 19th annual crab feed fundraiser at Veterans Hall, 757 First St., Brentwood, from 6 to 10 p.m. For more information, contact the Harvest Park Bowl at 925-516-1221.

9Quota Art and Music Awards

The seventh annual 9Quota Art and Music Awards will be held at the Pittsburg California Theatre, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $24 to $30. For more information, contact Carolyn August at info@pittsburgcaliforniatheatre. com, call 925-427-1611 or visit www. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com/ upcoming-events.

Columbiettes Casino Bus Trip

The Columbiettes will hold a Casino Bus Trip to Feather Falls and Thunder Valley, dispatching from 971 O’Hara Ave., at 6:45 a.m. The cost is $35 per person. For more information, contact Denise Brennan at dabs58@gmail.com or 925-679-3237.

Sunday, Jan. 20 Marsh Creek Democratic Club

The Marsh Creek Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting on the third Sunday of every month, at Mountain Mike’s Pizza, 380 W. Country Club Drive, Brentwood, at 2 p.m. Learn how to get involved in the politics of Brentwood and neighboring cities. For more information, visit www.marshcreekdems.org.

Thursday, Jan. 24 Freedom High School Parent Night

Freedom High School will hold a parents night in the Freedom High School multipurpose room, at 5 p.m., for students with last names A through L, and 6:30 p.m., for those with M through Z. Come and learn everything you need to know about starting high school at Freedom.

Thursday, Jan. 31 East Bay Business EXPO

The East Bay Business EXPO will run from 5 to 8:30 p.m., at the Brentwood Community Center. Admission is free to all. For more information, visit www. brentwoodchamber. com/east-bay-business-expo or call 925-634-3344.

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Saturday, Feb. 2 Dennis Gaxiola

One of America’s funniest “clean” comedians, Dennis Gaxiola, will perform his one man stand-up comedy show at Impact Christian Church, in Brentwood, starting at 6 p.m. Dennis has appeared on Comedy Central, Stand Up Revolution, TBN’s “Praise The Lord Specials” and many others. For more information and tickets, contact the number 925-323-7724.

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Hold Your Horses Livestock Emergency Evacuation Response Team will host Boots and Bling It’s A Cowboy Thing, from 4 to 9 p.m., at Cedar Creek Stables. Enjoy a night of music, barbecue dinner, dancing, live auctions and more. Tickets range from $30 to $50. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/thepressnet_ bootsandbling or by calling 925-584-1976.

Sunday, Feb. 10 Chili Cookoff and Brewfest

The Chili Cookoff and Brewfest will kick off at Tess’ Community Farm Kitchen, at 11 a.m. on 3 p.m. The cost will be $15 in advance at https:// conta.cc/2RwJBTgChili and $20 at the door. For more information, contact Amanda Dove at dovemedia@aol.com and 925-408-8332.

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Art Classes at Delta Gallery

The Delta Gallery offers a wide variety of creative art classes for all ages, including oil and acrylic painting, drawing and jewelry design. The classes will be at the Delta Gallery. For more information, visit www.deltagallery.com.

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts

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The journey begins with a new head coach Liberty High School’s run into the history books began with head coach Ryan Partridge’s hiring in early 2017. He’s led his team to a 24-3 record over his first two seasons, which included the team’s first-ever North Coast Section and state championships. This story ran on April 21, 2017. N AT E S M I T H

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up to the varsity level.” Despite being hired in mid-April, Partridge dismisses any notion the program could be starting late or behind any of its competition. “I like the sense of urgency, and it is similar to last year, when around the same time, I was hired at Livermore,” he said. “I don’t see it is an issue.” While last season was Partridge’s first as a head coach, he guided the Livermore program expertly. The Cowboys won their homecoming game for the first time in 17 seasons, and with a win over Granada in the regular-season finale, they reached the 5-5 mark for the first

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The 60-plus Liberty High School varsity football players, seen here posing after their state championship win, will go down in history as the various pieces that constructed the school’s first football state championship in its 116-year history.

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he Liberty High School football team put the school’s 116-year history on its

shoulders at the start of the 2018 CIF State Football Championship Division 1A bowl game against Sierra Canyon. And ended it by crashing through the walls of history. The Lions won the team’s first state championship with a 19-17 victory over Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) at Cerritos College in Norwalk. Liberty running back Tyerell Sturges-Cofer rushed for 198 yards, including the team’s three touchdowns, and the Lions’ bend-butdon’t-break defense held steady to elevate the 2018 Lions to unforgettable champions. “This feels awesome,” said second-year head coach Ryan Partridge after the game, as

his players celebrated behind him. Sturges-Cofer’s 11-yard run gave Liberty its first lead, 19-17, midway through the fourth quarter, and the Lions never lost control. Sierra Canyon reached the Lions’ 37-yardline on the ensuing drive, but Liberty safety Sione Vaki stood up Brendon Gamble at the line of scrimmage on fourth-and-three to return the ball to the Lions for good with 4:14 left in the game. Adrik Lamar’s 19-yard catch on thirdand-six extended the Lions’ game-clinching drive, and Sturges-Cofer’s 6-yard dash on fourth-and-three four plays later sealed the victory, sending Liberty players and fans into a euphoric frenzy. “I really can’t put this moment into words,” said Liberty quarterback Jay Butterfield. “This is the best feeling I have ever had.” The Lions’ triumphant march into the Liberty history books took awhile to get moving.  Sierra Canyon, looking for its third state title in eight years, took what appeared to be

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Liberty High School Principal Heather Harper and head coach Ryan Partridge pose with the state championship trophy after the Lions’ 19-17 win over Sierra Canyon. a commanding 17-7 lead on Gamble’s 22-yard run with 9:12 left in the third quarter. Trailblazers’ cornerback DJ Harvey intercepted Butterfield on the Lions’ ensuing drive, and both teams then traded punts. But when Liberty defensive end Ethan Dumond recovered Chayden Peery’s fumble late in the third quarter, Liberty began to blaze a trail into Corn Country’s hearts. Sturges-Cofer dashed 31 yards on the second play of the following drive to pull Liberty within 17-13. Sierra Canyon marched all the way to the Lions’ 18-yard line on its next drive, but Josh Bryan’s 35-yard field goal attempt dropped short, which set in motion Liberty’s eight-play, 80-yard drive that will forever be remembered for Sturges-Cofer’s 11-yard run, giving the

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And soon, it will also be memorialized on their fingers, thanks to the generosity of two community members. Harvest Park Bowl owner Jim Wangeman and longtime Knightsen resident Andy Dreifort recently offered to purchase state championship rings for the Lions players and coaches, at an estimated cost of $15,000. “For them to get a state champi-

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onship is incredible,” said Wangeman. “Me being a local businessman, where they support me, the whole community supports me, I thought it was time to support the community.” The commemorative jewelry will serve as a lasting reminder of the squad’s first state championship in its 116-year history--a 19-17 win over Chatworth’s Sierra Canyon on Dec. 15. “Mr. Wangeman and Mr. Dreifort’s generosity conveys how well this community celebrates the accomplishments of our students,” said Eric Volta, superintendent of the Liberty Union High School District. Wangeman, a former Sequoia High School football player, said he knew instantly after the victory that he wanted to honor the legendary Lions. He quickly scrapped his idea to launch a GoFundMe and opened his wallet when Dreifort contributed funds. “I said ‘Ok, we got it (the money),’” said Wangeman, who watched part of the championship game live, but turned it off when the team fell behind, only to wake up in the middle of the night and finish the remainder that saw Liberty take its first lead---19-17---midway through the fourth

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A year after the Liberty High School football team received North Coast Section championship rings, the squad will soon receive state championship rings, thanks to the generosity of community members Jim Wangeman and Knightsen resident Andy Dreifort. quarter and hold on for the win. Dreifort, a longtime community member whose children went to Liberty, said he felt he needed to act to commemorate the team’s victory. “I was very proud of their achievement and wanted to help recognize it,” he said. The duo’s secret was revealed, to thunderous applause, during the school district’s celebration for the team four days after its title victory. “It (the donation) just reiterates how wonderful our community is,” said Liberty Principal Heather Harper during the ceremony.

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iberty offensive line coach Rod Beaver holds the unique distinction of roaming the Lions’ sidelines for the past 36 years in various roles,

in addition to teaching physical education on campus. He plans to retire from teaching at the end of this year but has yet to decide if he’ll continue his illustrious coaching career that has spanned eight varsity head coaches and all levels of the football program. If this turns out to be his last, he’ll depart as a champion with fond memories of the 2018 Lions – a squad he says he’ll remember for its players with natural talent, selfless attitudes and ability to rise above the competition en route to the history books. “This year will be something I’ll never forget,” said Beaver. Beaver coached several of the 2018 squad’s key players on the junior varsity level and could sense years ago that something special was brewing, he said. With the addition of key pieces – such as quarterback Jay Butterfield, running back Tyerell Sturges-Cofer, who bypassed the junior varsity squad, and Antioch High School transfer Sione Vaki – the Lions’ budding championship puzzle turned out to be complete. “Sometimes, you know, (success at the junior varsity level) can be an indicator, but it doesn’t necessarily translate into real success at the next level,” Beaver said. “With this group right here, it translated and actually probably surpassed some expectations.”

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Liberty offensive line coach Rod Beaver, seen here prior to the Lions’ state championship game, has been a Liberty coach for 36 years. Beaver noted the squad’s ability to transition well from being under the radar – capturing the team’s first North Coast Section (NCS) Division I title in 2017 – to being on everyone’s radar as the team to beat this year. That stellar attribute was on full display when the balanced Lions persevered countless times, especially away from home, capturing key road wins against defending Central Coast Section Division 5 champion Gilroy; McClymonds High School (riding a 26-game win streak at the time of the clash); 2017 NCS Division 3 runner-up Cardinal Newman; reigning league champion Pittsburg, a defending state championship runner-up; Central Coast Section powerhouse Valley Christian; and, finally, Sierra Canyon, which was searching for its third state title in eight years.

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More times than not, close victories were won by rising to the moment, another quality that Beaver admired in the team. Just a handful of those occasions included the Lions scoring 34 unanswered second-half points to break a 21-all contest at halftime against Freedom on Sept. 28. Two games later, with the league title on the line against Pittsburg, Vaki – normally an offensive superstar – stripped Pirates’ running back Avant Muldrow at about the Lions’ 2-yard line as he was set to score a go-ahead touchdown midway through the fourth quarter. Vaki later secured two interceptions in the game’s final two minutes to finalize the Lions’ victory – their first over Pittsburg in 13 tries, which secured Liberty its first league title since 1985. In the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) NorCal regional Division 1-A semifinal game against Valley Christian, with a date in the state championship game on the line, the Lions scored the game’s final 12 points – all in the fourth quarter – to break a 21-all contest. And in the state title game, Liberty didn’t take the lead until midway through the fourth quarter but then hung on for the victory. “We seemed to have the ability to explode at times and finish games off,” said Beaver, who noted that his offensive line only gave up a handful of sacks all season and the offense never lost a fumble. With the Lions’ scintillating season in Beaver’s most recent past, he says he’ll now focus on what’s ahead for him. If this ends up being his final season, the long-tenured coach will end his time as a well-deserving champion. “Each season in itself is a journey, it’s a voyage,” Beaver said. “You can go through a lot of different things in a voyage. Suffice to say, it was a great one this year.”

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he 2018 Liberty football team finished the season with a 13-1 record and first-ever state championship. Along the journey, the Lions provided a plethora of memorable moments captured through the lens of Press photographer Tony Kukulich. To view videos and slideshows, visit www.thepress.net/multimedia

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