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Cop oversight debate continues by Dave Roberts Staff Writer Mayor Jim Davis led off Tuesday’s City Council meeting by saying, “I think it’s going to be an exciting year for all of us.” And then the mayor and council were confronted by more excitement than they probably cared for: an intense debate by residents on whether to form a civilian oversight board looking into misconduct by Antioch police officers. Ironically, the very thing that oversight board proponents cited as the reason for needing it – lawsuits filed against the city alleging racial discrimination by police – resulted in the council members declining to even discuss it, let alone place it on the agenda for a vote. Councilman Reggie Moore, who strongly argued in favor of the oversight board when it was first brought to the council’s attention in November, and Councilwoman Mary Rocha, who also indicated support for it, have both been silent since then when the issue has been raised by the public. The other council members have not said anything at all about it. After 19 speakers spent an hour debating the issue only to be met with silence by

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Council members listen to the debate over the police oversight board, but afterward declined to comment on it. the council, Councilwoman Martha Parsons asked City Attorney Lynn Tracy Nerland to explain their silence. Nerland said that the Brown Act prevents the council from discussing an item that is not on the agenda. “A majority of the council has chosen not to place

the issue of a civilian oversight commission on the agenda because of litigation that has been filed against the city,” she added. The council was in closed session besee Oversight page 16A

Pseudo-seller’s housing market assessed by Dave Roberts Staff Writer It sounds like a contradiction, but strong arguments can be made that the East County housing market is both a seller’s market and a great time to buy. It’s a seller’s market because there is currently a limited supply of houses for sale, prices are no longer in free-fall and many sellers are receiving multiple offers above the asking price in bidding wars. Attractive houses at attractive prices are snapped up in fairly short order by eager buyers. On the other hand, buyers have a lot of things going for them right now: discounts of 50 percent or more on fairly new houses, $6,500-$8,000 federal tax incentives if they buy soon and interest rates near historic lows. “It’s a pseudo-sellers mar-

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Ray Valverde, left, who is looking to buy, talks with Matthew Anderson of Coldwell Banker at an open house Saturday in Brentwood. ket,” said Shawn Beddingfield, broker associate with Coldwell Banker Amaral & Associates. “We went from a buyer’s market two to three years ago to where it switched over the last year to a pseudo-seller’s market. Technically speaking, it’s a seller’s

market. But because prices have come down so far, it’s still a buyer’s market.” It’s definitely a bonanza for bargain hunters, particularly compared to what houses cost just a few years ago. In Brentwood, a five-bedroom In-

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verness Court house that sold for $820,000 in 2005 was recently picked up for $365,000. A threebedroom house on Morro Drive in Antioch that sold for $489,000 in 2006 was recently purchased for $182,000. A three-bedroom Discovery Bay house on Merritt Court that sold for $645,000 in 2006 was snapped up for $305,000 last month. In Oakley a four-bedroom house on Puffin Circle selling for $654,000 in 2006 recently went for $270,000. “I think the height of the market was four or five years ago,” said Beddingfield. “It took the first couple years to start trending downward. Two years ago and last year we had the inventory glut. It stabilized in the $500,000s and started coming down. The last 10 months see Market page 9A

Picturesque procurement Our regional park district has been working hard so that lovers of the outdoors can play easy.

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Banner year for park district acquisitions by Ruth Roberts

Among the types of land the East Bay Regional Park District is interested in acquiring are parcels connecting such parks as Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, immediate foreground, with Mt. Diablo State Park, far background. The intermediate ridges in the photo represent potential acquisitions.

Staff Writer Last year the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) added 3,500 acres to its vast domain – more than 2,000 acres in East County – making 2009 the district’s most successful season for land acquisitions in a quarter century. “It was a good year for us; a very good year,” agreed Nancy Wenninger, land acquisition manager for the EBRPD. “We closed on a number of wonderful properties and we’re very excited.” Spanning more than 100,000 acres in 65 parks and better than 1,100 miles of trails, the 75-year-old EBRPD is the largest regional park district in the nation. Among the EBRPD’s acquisitions in 2009 are four properties in East County, all from private owners and all with their own stories. The district purchased the 153-acre Schwartz property near Morgan Territory Regional Preserve for $803,800. “This was a family-owned piece of land and was something we had to acquire over the years, but the family just wasn’t ready to sell,” said Wenninger. “But we finally got the call. He (the owner) really wanted to make sure that the property would be preserved, and once he knew that, he was ready to go.” Fox Ridge, near Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, is a 221-acre parcel sold to the district for $1,760,000. “This land was

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A special day on the ice by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer

It was a chilly winter morning, but the participants hardly noticed. Laughing and enthusiastically cheering one another on, some in wheelchairs, others on skates – but all running the gauntlet of ice – the private party held at the Brentwood Holiday on Ice rink last week for 52 special-education students was a day to remember. “It was very cool, very touching to see,” said Holiday on Ice owner Lynn Roberts. “The kids were so excited; some of them had never been on the ice before. It was very sweet.”

The students, all from the Liberty Union High School District and participants in the district’s Lifeskills and Gateway programs, arrived at the rink with their teachers in tow and enjoyed a morning of hot chocolate, sweet treats and friendship. “This group attended last year also and it was the talk of their classrooms for months,” said Roberts. “Our own Chris Dutcher, one of our returning skate guards at the rink, is also a student aid for the Liberty special needs students, so he was able to attend and help make this event such a success. It was nice for the see Ice page 5A

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Special-education students, top left, from the Liberty Union High School District enjoyed a private party last week at the Brentwood Holiday on Ice rink. Above, two skaters from the Gateway and Lifeskills programs take a turn on the ice.

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BART to charge for parking East County commuters will begin paying a dollar a day to park at the Pittsburg/ Bay Point station on Jan. 19. Park and Ride lots, however, will remain free of charge to all patrons and provide easy access to BART via express bus service from Tri Delta Transit. BART remains a major vehicle for East County commuters. Extending BART to Antioch and beyond in East Contra Costa County remains a continuous topic of discussion. “Until it happens, Tri Delta Transit’s Express Route 300 is the next best thing,” said Director of Marketing Mike Furnary. “With Park and Ride lots, someone in Brentwood, for example, need only drive one or two miles to get to BART – instead of 18.” “The additional dollar you’ll now pay for parking is better applied toward a bus ride to BART,” said Furnary. “You won’t have to drive, plus you’ll save on gas, wear and tear on your vehicle and pollution. You also won’t have to worry that you might not even find a parking space once you get to the BART station.” Parking at the Pittsburg BART station, even when free, is often dif-

Ice from page 4A kids too; they not only had the confidence of having their teachers there with them, but got to have Chris there as well. It was a lot of fun.” The private ice party was one of many Roberts hosted this year, her second season at the rink located in The Streets of Brentwood. Despite what she calls a suc-

ficult to find. Most non-reserved spaces are filled before 8 a.m., forcing commuters to drive further to North Concord and beyond in hopes of finding parking, adding to their already grinding commute. Express buses operated by Tri Delta Transit provide non-stop service to BART from Antioch and limited-stop service from Brentwood and Oakley. “Our express buses travel to BART 33 times every weekday starting as early as 4:15 a.m., so there’s a bus to meet every work schedule.” An additional benefit of taking the bus to BART is station-front drop off. “This is a service that our customers truly appreciate, especially during the cold and rainy season,” said Furnary. All Tri Delta Transit buses drop passengers off at the entrance to the BART station. After which they pull to their designated stall to pick up new passengers. “It’s a long walk from the end of the BART parking lot, even longer when it’s raining or 100 degrees outside.” When you take into account new parking fees at BART, plus gas and wear and tear

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cessful second season, without additional financial support from the city next year, Roberts believes she’ll be hard-pressed to bring back the popular holiday rink. “In spite of the challenges facing our economy, I would say we were fairly successful,” said Roberts. “We had almost a repeat of our first season’s attendance, which was 25,000 paying skaters, and I’m

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Author couple not the retiring type by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer Spend more than a few minutes with Trisha and John Parker and one thing quickly becomes clear: this is a couple that knows how to have fun. Bright, energetic and still playfully flirty after 40 years of marriage, the Discovery Bay residents maintain that the secret to their happiness is simple. “We approach everything as if it is an adventure,” said John, 63. “We’ve always done that and it makes a difference in the quality of our lives.” Consequently, when they retired a few years ago – Trisha as a vice president for Safeway and John as an academic – the baby boomers were able to make the transition from the working world to Disney World with relative ease. But they noticed that some of their family, friends and acquaintances were finding the transition a struggle. “When I lost my dad, I realized that my mom knew nothing about finance, where things were and how to handle things,” said Trisha, 61. “So as I went through this and talked about it, people kept saying we should write a book to help with this stage of life.” So they did. “The Best of Our Lives: Sharing the Secrets of a Healthy and Happy Retired Life” is a hands-on guide to getting the most out of retirement. The book focuses on such matters as financial planning, senior health and romance as well as nutrition and exercise. Offering tips on everything from developing a monthly budget to creating practical check lists when traveling to making the home safe, the Parkers have sprinkled their book with a combination of practical experience, expert advice and personal insight.

“When you retire or are getting ready to retire, no matter what you say, your life is going to change drastically,” said John. “Even if you say, ‘I’m going to play golf every day,’ most people find that they don’t know what to do; they find themselves unprepared.” “Our book provides a lot of tools and is presented in a very conversational way,” added Trisha. “We offer up a lot of things, kind of like a buffet, and hope that people will pick and choose what works for them.” The Parkers have taken their own advice and approached retirement with a combination of humor and pragmatism. Their family includes John’s parents – who live with them – three sons, three daughters-in-law and five grandchildren. Yet the couple manages to find time for the things they really want to do in retirement, including traveling. “When our boys were growing up we spent our time on their things, such as sports and school,” said John. “So we didn’t take a lot of trips and travel like some of our friends did. So we when we retired, we decided we were going to try and do that.” And they have. In recent years the Parkers have traveled to exotic locales such as the Amazon rain forest, Mexico and Hawaii, and enjoyed national treasures such as Niagara Falls. This fall they are planning a cruise to Alaska, Russia, Japan and China with Trisha’s aunt and uncle, who are in their 80s. John laughs that he’s not “sure we can keep up with them.” “We have been planning this trip for a while,” said Trisha, “and in fact, John and I agreed not to give each other Christmas presents this year so that we save for the trip, and we stuck to it. And that’s part of our message: if you want something, you can find a way see Couple page 7A

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Senior poets sought Entries are now being accepted in the 18th annual National Senior Poets Laureate Poetry Competition for American poets age 50 and older. The deadline for submissions is June 30. Winning poets on the state level, announced in July, will advance to the national competition, the winner of which will be announced around Sept. 1. The top poet will receive a $500 cash prize and the title of 2010 National Senior Poet Laureate. Dewell H. Byrd, a retired school administrator from Eureka, won the 2009 Cal-

Couple from page 6A to make it happen with planning and saving and do without some of the extras.” Writing the book was a journey of a different kind for the couple, who had never worked on a collaborative project together. Approaching the writing as they do everything else –with anticipation and joy – they found the process to be an adventure of its own. “Some of the book we wrote together and some we wrote on our own,” said John, who throughout his career has served on several faculties, including Pepperdine University and St. Mary’s College of California in Moraga. “It was a real collaboration.” So far, the collaboration is paying off. The Parkers’ book is currently available online with Amazon.com and will be coming to local bookstores and sellers within the next

ifornia Senior Poet Laureate Award with his poem “Portrait Day.” Winner of the 2009 National Senior Poet Laureate Award was Patricia Frolander, a 66-year-old rancher from Sundance, Wyo. Co-sponsors Vera-Jane Goodin Schultz and Wanda Sue Parrott founded the contest, administered by Amy Kitchener’s Angels Without Wings Foundation, in 1993. The 2009 winners may be found in “Golden Words Anthology,” along with rules for the 2010 Senior Poets Laureate Contest, at www.amykitchenerfdn.org.

few weeks. At the end of February, the Parkers will be appearing on the popular “View From the Bay” program to discuss their book, and also plan to make a round of promotional tours and book signings throughout the state later in the year. And while the attention is gratifying, the Parkers say the real purpose of their book is to offer a message of hope and optimism for seniors looking toward, or already in, retirement. “In a way we kind of feel that this is our way of giving back,” said Trisha. “We have been very blessed in our lives and we feel we have information to share … Retirement is not the end of life. In many ways it can be the absolute best time of your life.” “The Best of Our Lives” can currently be ordered online at www.amazon.com or by visiting www.thebestofourlives.com. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Third, they clarify the existing rule that if you were in default on your mortgage when it was sold short, you are not eligible for FHA financing for three years from the date of that short sale. There are some exceptions to the three year rule. First, the default was due to circumstances beyond your control AND that you had good credit prior to the default on your loan. They can look at these on a case-by-case scenario. As part of this announcement, HUD also re-iterated to lenders how concerned they are about the “buy and bail” situation, where a under-water homeowner says they are going to rent their home out and buy another to live in. They have made this VERY difficult to qualify for, and that isn’t about to change. If you have questions on this or any other real estate topic, call me at (925) 240MOVE (6683). To search the MLS for free and view virtual tours of homes for sale, go to: www.SharpHomesOnline.com. Sharp Realty – Advertisement

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Regional bank relishes community role by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer

Given the recent headlines surrounding Wall Street executives and their gaudy bonuses, it’s not much of a stretch to suppose that the general public trusts big banking business about as much as Mark McGwire’s recent steroid confession. But for Bill Trezza, CEO of East Contra Costa Bank (ECCB), such news is not really news at all, because Trezza knows that his brand of banking is about as far removed from Wall Street as you can possibly get. “That’s one of the basic differences between us and the bigger banks,” said Trezza, who has been with the community-based bank for nearly 30 years. “We’re a stable business. I know all my customers and we’re not a public corporation. It’s allowed us to know who our customers are, and understand their needs.” Founded in 1965 as the Bank of Agriculture & Commerce (BAC), the bank has branches in Stockton, Lodi, Modesto and Concord. In 2006, in an effort to better reflect the rich heritage of the region, the East County branches of BAC, including Antioch, Oakley, Brentwood and Discovery Bay, became known as ECCB. Brentwood resident Dwight Meadows has been banking with ECCB for decades, and his decision to switch from a larger, well-known bank to ECCB was easy. “I

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ECC Bank CEO William Trezza, left, greets customer Joe Duarte at the Brentwood branch located on Balfour Road. didn’t want to be treated like just an account number,” said Meadows. “I like the personal touch and I like doing business with people who understand business and understand the problems of small-business owners.” Historically, the role of a community bank has been that of a neighborhood busi-

ness – focusing on the interests and needs of local businesses, families and farmers. Conversely, the nation’s larger banks are designed to accommodate and serve the larger corporations. Whereas the bottom line for megabanks is corporate America, a community bank’s core concern is to help keep communities, and its residents, thriving.

“We try to be user-friendly, reliable and predictable,” said Trezza. “We want our clients to know whom they are dealing with and what they can expect. It may sound like a cliché, but it’s true.” Still, said Trezza, the past few years haven’t been painless for ECCB or its customers: “We’ve taken a few knocks, but times have been tough for everyone. However, through it all we’ve managed to stay steady and we’ve had lots of business opportunities come our way. We’ve been here and will continue to be here for our clients.” What it all comes down to, according to ECCB Chairman and President Ron Berberian, is understanding the role of a community bank. “We’re not risk-takers. We offer products and services that are important to our customers,” said Berberian, whose family started the Bank of Agriculture. “And I still believe that is what has made us successful.” Ron Enos agreed. “It’s nice when you go into a bank and they know who you are and they know your name,” said Enos, a longtime ECCB customer. “When you are with a larger bank, that just doesn’t happen.” “Brentwood (and East County) is very close to us,” said Trezza. “People know when they come into our branches that they are going to be treated fairly and with respect. It’s as simple as that.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Market from page 1A to a year we have been below $300,000. Once it flattened out to where we have a month’s worth of supply, that’s where it became a seller’s market, so to speak.” The real estate bubble was bound to burst because as prices soared into the high six-figures, the affordability index declined to 12 percent – only one in eight Californians could afford to buy a median-priced house. “That’s why so many homes accumulated,” said Beddingfield, who noted that the affordability index is now up to 64 percent. “A much better pool of buyers.” But making life difficult for that Olympic-size pool of buyers is the wading pool of available houses. There are currently 149 active listings in Brentwood, 82 of them bank-owned and 67 short sales in which the seller owes more than the house is worth. Three years ago there were about 700 active listings. “Essentially we have a stabilized (market) bottom because we are getting multiple offers and over-asking prices on a lot of them,” said Beddingfield. “A lot of people think the market is still dropping. It has stabilized and if anything taken a slight upward tick. My forecast is that it’s a false bottom and we will still see home prices fall, but not in the rate it has in the past two years – probably in the single digits, somewhere around 5 percent rather 20 or 30 percent. The limited inventory makes it very competitive for buyers.” Also making it frustrating for buyers is that making an offer on a short

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“ I think it’s a great time to buy. I think it’s going to be an interesting 2010, and I think we’re going to have a lot of activity. As long as interest rates stay pretty good we’ll be in good shape.

Matthew Anderson of Coldwell Banker sale house can be a long, involved process. “You have to go through a negotiation process with the bank that can take months – one took over a year – to get a transfer of the title for less than they are owed,” said Beddingfield. “To get a short sale there’s no guarantee if you write an offer. It could be months before you get any word back. At the end of the process you could find that it has not been approved. Ultimately that house could end up having a foreclosure.” But that experience has not prevented buyers from looking at and making offers on short-sale homes. Ten groups of prospective buyers showed up on a gloomy Saturday afternoon to view an attractive, five-bedroom, 3,200-squarefoot short-sale home on Saint Augustine Drive in Brentwood with an asking price of $365,000. Although it had been on the market for only a few days, Matthew Anderson of Coldwell Banker, who was showing it off Saturday was expecting a couple of offers to come in that afternoon. “It’s a nice house, nicely maintained,” he said.

“Everyone who has walked through here has commented that it’s a beautiful house. Especially because it has that junior suite downstairs, which is a unique feature that people seem to like.” One prospective buyer checking it out was Ray Valverde, a board member of the Liberty Union High School District, who was impressed. “This is everything that we are looking for,” he said. “I think there’s some very nice homes out there and some very good prices out there.” The crystal ball is a bit cloudy in predicting how the real estate market will shake out in the coming year due to a variety of factors working for and against buyers. One of the things working against them is the fact that the federal tax rebates of $8,000 for first-time buyers and $6,500 for repeat buyers will expire in April and home loans need to be in escrow by the end of March. “That was a great stimulus, and helped create the current situation we are in, which is very competitive,” said Beddingfield. Also potentially hurting buyers is the possibility that interest rates, which

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have been at or near historic lows, could increase later this year as the recession winds down and the federal reserve seeks to head off inflation and strengthen the dollar. On the plus side, banks, which have been holding onto foreclosed homes, might begin releasing them for sale, increasing the supply and putting downward pressure on prices as fewer buyers seek more houses. “In the next six to nine months we do expect some release of inventories,” said Beddingfield. “That should stabilize or decrease prices.” Potentially adding to the inventory is the fact that below-prime loans taken out four and five years ago might adjust upward in the next year or two, perhaps leading to more foreclosures and short sales as owners are unable to make the higher mortgage payments. “Inventory could be going back up to 500 to 600” actively listed houses, said Beddingfield. Asked to summarize the market, he said, “Currently things are very competitive. Technically it’s a seller’s market, but still a good time to buy. But it is a false bottom. We have taken a bounce off the false bottom, but all indications in the future are that downhill trend in pricing should occur again.” Anderson agreed, saying, “I think it’s a great time to buy. I think it’s going to be an interesting 2010, and I think we’re going to have a lot of activity. As long as interest rates stay pretty good we’ll be in good shape.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Bands get ready to strike up dem ‘bones The Brentwood Concert Band is teaming up once again with the Liberty High School Symphonic Band in the second annual Benefit Concert for the Bruce Stuart Music Fund. Sue Stuart and Carey Hurst will take the podium, conducting a program highlighting the stentorian strains of the bands’ trombones.

The concert takes place Saturday, Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. in the Allan E. Jones Performing Arts Center on the Liberty campus, 850 Second St. in Brentwood. A reception will follow the concert. Proceeds go toward developing young musicians. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. For more information, call 925-634-3411.

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Park from page 3A $2,924,000. “This is an important piece of property,” said Wenninger, “because it has a conservation easement on the property that must remain as a condition of development.” The four purchases totaled $7,179,800, the bulk of which ($6,232,631) came from the East Contra Costa Habitat Conservancy Program (HCP); the rest from a combination of federal grants, private donations and Measure WW bond money. Measure WW has allocated $375 million toward the district’s acquisitions and developments for the next 20 years. Founded in 2005, the HCP is comprised of a consortium of cities whose primary purpose is to mitigate the impact of housing development on wildlife and endangered species. HCPs are common throughout California and have proven to be effective ways to streamline the often costly and time-consuming environmental permit process for developers by charging fees up front, which in turn frees up dollars for land purchases. “What happens,” said Wenninger, “is that the developer pays a fee to the conservancy and the money is used to buy land. So in this case, the EBRPD is the primary partner with the East Contra Costa HCP, which is beneficial to everyone because we provide the staff and purchase the properties – something the HCP doesn’t have the time or manpower

to do.” But while the district was land rich last year, it’s cash poor so far this year, thanks in large part to the 2009 acquisitions. Therefore, for the time being, the recently purchased properties will remain in a holding pattern. “We have a little disconnect going on right now,” said Wenninger. “While we were able to make these acquisitions, we have to put them on ice for a while until we have the necessary funding to develop and open them. “The district’s role will be as managers and owners of the properties and for the first five years it will be about restoration, and then trails and public facilities such as biking and hiking will be put in place. But because these are conservancy partnerships, these public facilities would, I’d say, be limited to passive recreation; meaning there will be no trains or carousels, just trails.” Wenninger said 2010 is already shaping up to be a busy year for the district; something she attributes to a couple of factors. “We’re busy. I’m getting calls every day from people, and I think part of the reason is that our visibility has been raised in the media, and also because we are one of the few agencies around right now who have money to spend. “Also, a lot of people support us and what we do, and that’s very gratifying – to know the work we do is appreciated.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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just like the beginning of the year specials at the gym, these interest rates won’t be around forever. Once the Federal Reserve stops buying as many mortgage-backed securities, rates are likely to climb back towards 6.0%, if not higher. A recent study completed by Move. com found that nearly 18% of renters nationwide have made buying a home their number one resolution in 2010…not bad timing if you ask me. Tax credits are still available whether you’re a first time buyer, moving up, or moving down in property, and both interest rates and home prices are low. Do not let refinancing or purchasing become a bottom of the list item that does not get done until later in 2010, or even worse 2011 – circumstances as great as they are will not be around forever. Just like those fad diet trends, the fat will come back to the market and you’ll be kicking yourself for not doing things the right way when you had the chance. If you have any real estate lending related questions or concerns don’t hesitate to write me at tfreymortgages@yahoo.com, or call me directly on my new cell phone, (925) 726-1444. – Advertisement


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BART’s fantasy footage fee Editor: The numbers just don’t add up. In the Antioch Press of Dec. 18, 2009, BART was quoted that it cost $462 million to go from Bailey Road to Hillcrest. The distance was quoted as 10 miles. That’s $46.2 million per mile or $8,600 per foot! Then, they say, to move the Hillcrest station 700 feet to the east will cost $51 million. There is something wrong: $8,600 per foot times 700 feet is only $6 million. The fact is, no matter what Joel Keller tells the citizens of Antioch, including the City Council, BART does not want to build the eastern station and never did want to. Mr. Keller should come clean to the council and stop his dancing around. An apology would be good. Martin Fernandez Antioch

Correcting the CAT fallacies Editor: This letter is a response to Mr. Fred Hoskins’ letter published in another newspaper. Mr. Hoskins’ point, “Here is their blindness: The police force oversees itself. This is blue/black overseeing blue/black. That is the place you must issue complaints!” The fact is, if you have a complaint about the police you can file a complaint directly with the police department, the local city attorney, city manager, or city council (the city attorney, city manager and city council oversee and are responsible for their police department). You can also file an original complaint with the following offices: the County District Attorney’s Office, the California Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST), the FBI or the State Attorney General’s office. Mr. Hoskins stated that the ACLU and NAACP “only exist because of blind and ignorant (usually white) citizens’ attitudes.” Doesn’t Mr. Hoskins’ own statement create a divide between races? I agree with Mr. Hoskins that Section 8

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recipients are not all criminals and that this program provides housing for people in need. I disagree with Mr. Hoskins’ statement, however, referring to the Section 8 recipients: “Their request for a commission has reason. They all seem to be targets because they live in designated trouble areas perceived with bias by police before investigations.” The following facts will reveal that the majority of Antioch Section 8 recipients did not have police contact; therefore, Mr. Hoskins’ statement that “they all seem to be targets” is inaccurate: These facts were obtained from “Defendant City of Antioch’s Memorandum of Points and Authorities Opposing Class Certification” filed in the U.S. District Court: • There are only five plaintiffs who filed suit against Antioch PD. There are also 49 others seeking to join the lawsuit by requesting a class action suit (a total of 54 potential complainants). Only 24 of the 54 were investigated by Antioch’s Community Action Team (CAT). • Of the 1,902 Section 8 homes in Antioch, only 7 percent were investigated by CAT. Therefore, 93 percent of Antioch Section 8 homes were not investigated by APD’s CAT. Of the 1,902 Section 8 homes in Antioch, 1,061 of them were occupied by AfricanAmerican residents. Of the 1,061 AfricanAmericans, only 116 (or 11 percent) were addressed by the CAT over a three-year period (June, 2006-June, 2009). Therefore, 89 percent of the African-Americans had no contact with CAT. This means on average only 3.66 percent of African-Americans on Section 8 were contacted yearly by CAT. Therefore, the majority of the Section 8 residents and the majority of the African-American Section 8 residents are responsible, law-abiding community members who do not warrant police contact. I agree with Mr. Hoskins’ statement that “Council Members who are receptive to hearing citizens are our greatest resource for making this city adhere to the rights of all citizens.” Therefore, I am asking our community to demand that all council members represent every Antioch citizen, not just “their people,” as Ms. Rocha has stated at several public meetings. Mr. Moore should also be held to representing all citizens, including his police department, city government and his nation’s government. Mr. Moore should not be supported for publicly justifying the criminal behavior of a man who murdered four Oakland Police Officers on March 21, 2009, and for publicly stating that Antioch Police may have violated the rights of Section 8 recipients, before obtaining all of his facts. I thank Mr. Hoskins for inspiring me to share the facts regarding how many Section 8 recipients have not had police contact and how two council members are not representing the entire community. Jesse Zuniga Antioch

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Editor: As a resident and a League of Women Voters member, I am very interested in learning all I can about our water problems in the Delta. From what I have learned, our estuary is the largest freshwater estuary on the west coast: 700 miles of waterway with fresh water running off the Sierra Nevada providing 25 million people with water. Over the years California moved water and regulated water to fit the needs of agriculture, and this changed the Delta. Because California feeds the country, it is of national concern how we use water; therefore, the federal government also stepped in to plan for water reliability. Its ecology already changed due to early mining and use of mercury, the Delta became threatened further by invasive species and by policies including the damming of rivers and exporting of water. Lately, thanks to work by environmentalists, the Delta’s ecosystem is improving. But until it is sustainable, we cannot export excessive water that would disturb it further. Right now, the Strategic Plan proposes that water supply and Delta ecosystem restoration are of equal importance, and that water conservation, efficient use of water, expanding storage and building some kind of conveyance are all essential. What must be heard and considered are the public’s concerns; how best to provide fishing, boating, farming and quality water without harming the Delta. Legislation is forthcoming and Delta residents can now learn and respond to proposals affecting the Delta. A public forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley, including League members from the Delta and San Joaquin areas, will be held Saturday, Jan. 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Antioch Historical Society Hall, 1500 W. Fourth St. in Antioch. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Speakers will include Dr. Gregory Gartrell, assistant manager of the Contra Costa Water District; Susanna Schlendorf, with the 15th Assembly District for Joan Buchanan; Kari Fisher, counsel to the Farm Bureau; Karla Nemeth, Natural Resources Agency; David Nesmith with the Environmental Water Caucus and Dr. Lawrence Kolb, a retired assistant director for the Water Quality Board. The League hopes people in every Delta community will take advantage of this event and all are invited! Beverly Bilge Brentwood

Wellness – not mere absence of disease Editor: 2010: sounds like a new movie but more importantly it is the new year you are currently living in. Obama and the rest of his clan want to “change health care.” I don’t think that is the solution. Here is the truth:

America has been living on a fast-food diet, high-stress load, and pharmaceutical program for the last 20 years and it is not healthy. Truth is, we have strayed away from some basic principles of health: diet, exercise, nutrition and emotional wellness. It is my humble opinion that we as a nation and as individuals have a responsibility, mostly to ourselves. We must strive to be healthy and well. As a healthcare provider with an emphasis on the physical component of wellness, I encourage my patients to look at their physical fitness and nutrition as core parts of wellness. I am certainly happy to help getting people out of pain, but in the bigger picture, it is necessary for each and every one of us to take some personal responsibility for wellness. I am also overwhelmed by the scientific research coming out on nutrition, as we are learning what most of us already knew: we are what we eat! Hundreds of scientific studies are finding that the nutritional components of fruits and vegetables are key to the prevention of heart disease, cancer and many more chronic illnesses. New studies also find organic to be healthier than other methods of farming. We have learned that the high carbohydrate diets with simple sugars and high fructose syrups (soda and such) disrupt normal metabolism, causing all kinds of health problems. We also know that exercise contributes to every component of healthiness. We have seen studies on prayer that confirm a spiritual connection to health. Bottom line is: we deep-down know what is right and good for our well being, and I encourage everyone to look to wellness as the fix to this nation’s health-care problems. Dale Giessman, DC Brentwood

Serving the Services Editor: As we start the New Year, Delta Community Services wishes to thank and acknowledge all those who made 2009 a very successful year helping those in need. Those that made a difference are: The Rose Pierce Community Fund, Lori Colin, United Way, PG&E Care Program, Linda Cullen, St. Vincent DePaul, Discovery Bay Corvette Club, Curtis Wong, Jean Bates Association, Ronnie Griese, the Jury family and the Lions Club. Our fundraising dinner dances throughout the year included delicious desserts donated by TLCakes. Also, Mark Duke, the Rock Church and the Discovery Bay Breakers provided gifts and food vouchers at Christmas for “Feed the Children and their Families.” A special “thank you” to Summerset I, II, III and IV, who not only helped during the year, but donated more than 200 Christmas gift baskets, which were then distributed among those in need. Delta Community Services, Inc.


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A sampling of recent law enforcement activity reported by East County police departments. BRENTWOOD Jan. 1, 8:57 a.m. An unidentified person shattered the front passenger window of a vehicle parked on Second Street. Jan. 1, 7:42 p.m. On Havenwood Avenue, a subject who threatened another subject with bodily harm was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Jan. 2, 1:53 p.m. An unidentified person stole a vehicle from the driveway of a residence on Magnolia Court. Jan. 2, 4:55 p.m. At a golf course on Balfour Road, an unidentified person threw a subject’s golf club into a pond. Jan. 2, 7:10 p.m. On Sand Creek Road at Sand Creek Crossing, a driver backed into another vehicle and fled the scene without exchanging information. Jan. 2, 7:44 p.m. On Lone Tree Way at Anderson Lane, a driver stopped for vehicle code violations was found to be driving on a suspended license. Jan. 2, 8 p.m. An unidentified person placed a wooden object in the front yard of a residence on Glenwillow Drive and set it on fire. Jan. 2, 8:53 p.m. During a dispute over a parking violation on Windhaven Court, an unidentified person pointed a firearm at a subject and made threatening remarks. Jan. 2, 9:40 p.m. A subject involved in a physical altercation at a business on Lone Tree Way was arrested for refusing to obey a lawful order and pushing a peace officer. Jan. 3, 7:52 a.m. A subject received a counterfeit $20 bill as change after making a purchase at a business on Brentwood Boulevard. Jan. 3, 1:40 p.m. Two subjects were caught vandalizing a park play structure on Curtis Drive. One of the subjects was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. The other was released to his parent on a signed Juvenile Affidavit. Jan. 3, 5:08 p.m. On Lone Tree Way at Adams Lane, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found to be driving without a license and unable to provide satisfactory identification. He was fingerprinted at headquarters and released on an Notice To Appear. Jan. 3, 5:32 p.m. On Chestnut Street at Brentwood Boulevard, a subject stopped for a ve-

hicle code violation was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Jan. 3, 7:37 p.m. A subject sent numerous text messages to a resident of Ranchwood Drive in violation of a court order. Jan. 4, 8:41 a.m. A driver struck a gate on Brentwood Boulevard. Jan. 4, 1:37 p.m. A vehicle stolen in Brentwood was recovered by the California Highway Patrol in Modesto. The vehicle was burned and its license plates were missing. Jan. 4, 8:47 p.m. An unidentified person stole the audio system of a vehicle parked on Lone Tree Way. Jan. 4, 10:45 p.m. An unidentified person shot the rear window of a residence on St. Andrews Drive with a BB gun. Jan. 5, 8:21 a.m. The identity of a resident of Tamalpais Avenue was used to obtain TV services in Antioch. Jan. 5, 10:18 a.m. An unidentified person stole a GPS unit from an unlocked vehicle parked on Upton Pyne Drive. Jan. 5, 10:24 a.m. The previous owners of a house on Anastasia Drive removed appliances and other items before the new owner occupied the residence. Jan. 5, 3:36 p.m. An unidentified person ordered checks inscribed with the personal information of a resident of Arlington Way and cashed them in three outside jurisdictions. Jan. 5, 7:49 p.m. On O’Hara Avenue at Sand Creek Road, a subject was found to be too intoxicated to care for his own safety. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. To view the Brentwood Police Department’s public logs on the city’s Web site, visit www.ci.brentwood.ca.us/department/pd/reports/index.cfm. ANTIOCH Jan. 5, 1:25 p.m. Antioch Police Department narcotic investigators served a search warrant on Tulare Court, where 44-year-old Antioch Resident Jack Foster was suspected of illegally growing and selling marijuana. The search uncovered a grow of more than 200 plants in the garage of the residence. Foster, 45-year-old Antioch resident Brian Murphy and 29-year-old Brentwood resident Jennifer Curtis were present and arrested for the cul-

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At a golf course on Balfour Road, an unidentified person threw a subject’s golf club into a pond. Jan. 2, 4:55 p.m., Brentwood tivation of marijuana and conspiracy. Foster and Curtis were additionally charged with the sale of marijuana and child endangerment, as Curtis had repeatedly brought her infant to the residence. Additional charges against Foster were possession of a stolen firearm (stolen from Butte County in 2008) and theft of utilities. The electricity in the garage was illegally wired to avoid charges from the utility company. This is common in dwellings where marijuana is grown, and is also very dangerous. It is not uncommon for these illegal wiring connections to cause fires. Foster and Curtis are being held in the Martinez Detention Facility awaiting charges by the district attorney. Murphy was released pending further investigation. Jan. 7 Officers of the Antioch Police Department made the first of two arrests in connection to a Dec. 7 shooting of a 14-year-old Deer Valley High School student. The shooter, identified as 20-year-old Antioch resident Jonathan Benton, was arrested without incident near his home. The primary lead in the case came about after Benton became involved in an altercation with an off-duty Contra Costa Sheriff’s deputy and dropped an identification card as he fled. The deputy was aware of the description of the shooting suspect and notified the Antioch PD. Antioch detectives positively identified Benton as the suspect who shot the victim. Benton confessed to the shooting following his arrest. Further investigation led to the identification of a second suspect, a 15-year-old of Bay Point resident who was living in Antioch at the time of the shooting. On Jan. 8, Antioch police officers conducted a probation search at his residence and took him into custody without incident. Benton is being held at the Martinez Detention Facility while the case is being prepared by the district attorney. The second suspect is being held at Contra Costa Juvenile Hall. Both face charges of attempted murder. The juvenile also faces charges of probation violation. The victim has fully recovered and is at home. Jan. 9, 1:23 a.m. Antioch Police officers were conducting a routine security check at Johnny B’s Bar on Sycamore Drive when two vehicles pulled into the parking lot and a fight began. The vehicles’ occupants had been involved in a shooting on Highway 4. Three occupants

of one of the vehicles were struck by gunfire. One was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The other two sustained moderate injuries, were treated at a local hospital and released. The deceased victim is a 34-year-old Pittsburg resident Erick Jones. The other two victims were female residents of Pittsburg, one 25 years old and the other 46. It appears the incident began as a fight at Quin’s Bistro on Lone Tree Way. As some of the involved parties departed and were traveling westbound on Highway 4, an unknown vehicle pulled beside the victims’ vehicles and began shooting at them. Both vehicles were struck by gunfire. The vehicles proceeded to Johhny B’s Bar, where officers learned of the shooting. On Jan. 11 at 1:40 a.m., 23-year-old Rodeo resident David Pagan was taken into custody without incident for the murder of Jones. Pagan was transported to the Martinez Detention Facility and booked on the charge of murder. Jan. 10, 8:19 p.m. Three adult males entered the Grocery Outlet on A Street just after closing and confronted the store manager in his office while other employees were at the back of the store. The subjects demanded money and took an unknown amount of cash after assaulting the manager. The manager sustained minor injuries and did not require medical assistance. No weapons were seen. The robbers are described as white, approximately 18 to 25 years of age and wearing dark clothing. Those with information regarding this case should call the Antioch Police Department at 925-778-2441. Jan. 11, 8:38 p.m. An Antioch police officer was flagged down on Minner Avenue at Cavallo Road by an adult male, an adult female and a 16-year-old male, who reported that they had just been robbed by two black male juveniles, one of whom was armed with a handgun. Both robbers were wearing dark clothing with hooded shirts. The victims were approached by the robbers while they were walking down the street. A purse was taken from the female and personal property from the other two victims. No one was injured during the robbery. The suspects are still outstanding and the investigation is ongoing. Those with information regarding this case should call the Antioch Police Department at 925-778-2441.

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Falcons win high-scoring shootout by Dave Roberts Staff Writer

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Freedom’s Nick Blount scored 25 points in a victory over Pittsburg last week.

High school basketball games, which consist of only 32 minutes of playing time, are usually low-scoring affairs in comparison with the longer college and pro contests. So when two high school teams combine for 177 points, there’s major firepower blasting away. Fortunately for Freedom’s boys team, they did more of the scoring in a 93-84 win over Pittsburg last week for the Falcons’ first league victory of the season. Freedom scored a lot of points on layups after improving on breaking the Pirates’ full-court press defense in the second half. But Pittsburg knocked down an incredible 14 three-point shots to remain in contention throughout. Freedom was led by 6-foot-3-inch junior guard Andrew Garner, who is making a strong bid for a first-team all-league selection, if not MVP. He scored 36 points – amazingly, half of them in the fourth quarter. Nick Blount, Freedom’s 6-foot-3 senior forward, was close behind with 26 points. “A lot of points put on the board,” said Freedom Coach Drew Torres. “It was an up-and-down game, fast paced. We’d get like an 8-, 9-, 10-point lead, and they’d come right back. We had them on the ropes a couple of times, and they just kept coming. They stepped up their defense, their press, gave us some problems at times. Other times it didn’t, and that’s when the scoring would come. But it was basically how we handled the press.” Freedom struggled against the press early on, turning the ball over four times in the first three minutes, seven times in the first quarter, and four more times in the first 75 seconds of the second quarter. More often

than not, the Pirates drove the turnovers to the hoop for easy layups. “When our defense was set, we made it a lot more difficult on them and they didn’t have as much success,” said Torres. “But it was basically us turning the ball over, which is a credit to their press. But then also us not using deception, not pass-faking and being sped up. We need to slow down a little bit.” On the plus side, the slightly larger Freedom squad dominated the boards, grabbing 20 more rebounds than Pittsburg. And the Falcons had an intangible that doesn’t show up in the box score: the energy and scrappiness of Garner, who isn’t afraid to sacrifice his body to snag a rebound, cop a steal, drive the lane or take a charge. When Pittsburg got within five points with less than a minute to go, Garner put the game on ice with four free throws. Torres was happy with the win, especially after coming off of a league-opening loss to Heritage. Despite a 9-1 record in the first 10 games and his team’s highscoring potential, he’s not taking anything for granted this season. “The league’s tough,” said Torres. “On any given night in our league I feel anyone can beat anyone. And a lot of it is just going to come down to who’s off, who’s on, injuries, illness, things like that. It’s going to be interesting to see how it plays out. Especially playing each other three times – we’re going to beat up on each other.” Freedom’s league play continued Friday with a 7064 victory over Liberty. The Falcons took on Antioch on Tuesday, the results of which were not available at press time. Tonight, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m., they travel to Deer Valley and then host Heritage on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

Liberty girls soccer builds on dynasty by Dave Roberts Staff Writer One of the biggest challenges in high school athletics is maintaining a strong, winning program year after year after year when every year you lose most of your best players to graduation. It’s not unusual for a team like Freedom’s football team to go from a powerhouse 10-2 season in 2008 to a dismal 1-9 showing in 2009. So it’s all the more impressive when coaches are able to put together dynasties of multiple winning seasons, continually dominating league opponents despite the yearly losses to graduation and annual need to break in new players. Such is the case with Liberty’s girls soccer team, which lost five seniors from last year’s team, but as of last week was undefeated: 4-0-1 in league play and 90-3 overall. In those five league games, Liberty has scored 15 goals while allowing just one. The Lions’ current success comes on the heels of an undefeated league season last year (15-2-2 overall), an 11-3-0 league record the year before that and an undefeated league season the year prior to

that. They won the BVAL championship last year and have been to the NCS playoffs the past three years. Losing just three league games in the past four seasons (as of last week; the results of this week’s games against Freedom and Antioch were not available by press time) is pretty much the definition of a sports dynasty. It would be easy for Liberty Coach Tony Martins to take the lion’s share of the credit for the success. But like other dynastic coaches (Deer Valley volleyball coach Lou Panzella comes to mind), Martins is quick to point out that he’s just one cog in the winning machinery. “I think it’s selflessness on the part of not only the players but the parents, the coaching staff and everybody buying into the program any which way they can help,” he said. “It’s been a great team effort. I think we are headed in the right direction and developing consistency. The players know their expectations, and we do the best we can and let the chips fall where they may.” The chips were falling in the right direction for Liberty last week in a 2-0 win over Heritage followed two days later by a 3-0 victory over Deer Valley.

Julianna Guillen and Chandler Meyer scored in the Heritage game. “They were both very good shots,” said Martins. “They were from the outside. They have to be quality shots because (Heritage’s) Katie Barsanti does an excellent job for them in the net.” Barsanti made eight saves in that game. Scoring in the Deer Valley game were Rachel Robbert, Nicole Kelley and Yessie Martinez; Samantha Arvizu assisted on two of the goals. “Yessie Martinez has been our leader offensively along with Mikayla Farber,” said Martins, adding that strong play by the midfielders, including Guillen, help set up the scoring opportunities. In the midst of such success perhaps the big challenge is to not become complacent. “We have a long ways to go – 10 more league games and two nonleague games,” said Martins on Sunday. “We have to take it one game at a time and not overlook anybody. I think the overall play in our entire league has risen and all of the other coaches in the league are doing a great job. We are fortunate to be in the situation we are in and will do the best we can the rest of the way.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Janelle Triplett (9) of Heritage defends against Liberty’s Tatyana Martinez. Liberty won the girls soccer version of the Battle of Brentwood last week.


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Freedom girls soccer ties Heritage by Dave Roberts Staff Writer Freedom’s girls soccer team dropped its first game of the season last week against Antioch, but bounced back in a come-from-behind tie with Heritage in its next contest. Antioch scored first in the Panthers’ 2-1 victory on a goal by Jessica Huerta 12 minutes in, which Freedom’s Catherine Carter answered seven minutes later. The tie was broken with five minutes left in the half, again by Huerta. Panther goalkeeper Melissa Holmes made eight saves. Falcon goalkeeper Jessica Deno, who has recovered from a knee injury that kept her out of the Tri-Valley Tournament, saved five shots. “Our girls played in the second half a little bit better than we did in the first half,” said Freedom Coach Marc Crockett. “We were a little bit flat. Antioch is a good, strong team. We had some strong play by our midfielders, but some break-

Freedom’s Angel Gosse, left, and Antioch’s Alica Palma put their best foot forward in a match last week won by Antioch 2-1.

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downs in our defense.” The Falcons played stronger two days later in a 1-1 tie with Heritage. Patriot midfielder Mikayla Griggs scored the lone Heritage goal with an assist from Janelle Triplett 10 minutes into the contest. The

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teams then battled for 40 more minutes before the Falcons’ Kiki Simmons scored on an assist from Carter. Deno recorded six saves while Patriot Katie Barsanti saved five shots. “Heritage scored first and my girls battled back and played hard the whole game,” said Crockett. “Our keeper had a decent game and our defensive line, anchored by Emily Yonemoto, allowed only a few shots on goal. Our girls were working hard in the middle. Catherine Carter has been helpful in our attack along with Julie Lopez. We thought we were going to get a couple of other goals; we had opportunities but it didn’t work out for us.” The tie gave Heritage and Freedom identical 2-1-2 league records. Heritage is 6-4-3 overall and Freedom is 7-1-5. The Falcons will need to go 7-2-0 in remaining league play to match last year’s record, in which they finished second, posting a 9-42 league record (13-7-4 overall). “We are pretty happy with the results” so far,” said Crockett. “It would be nice to have a few more wins. We have been

staying in all of our games. Considering we are a fairly young team – we have 10 sophomores on our team, only three seniors and two juniors – we are doing quite well for a young team. We are just trying to build every week one game at a time. “Emily Yonemoto in the back line gives us a lot of leadership defensively. Julie Lopez gives us leadership in midfielders as well as Angel Gosse. Kiki (a sophomore) has been our leading scorer throughout the season so far. She has 10 goals, 37 shots and 30 assists. The scoring has been from our sophomores – I think all of our goals are from our sophomores and freshmen. Two seniors play in the back line and the other is a backup goalkeeper.” Crockett, who has been coaching at Freedom for 10 years, has noticed more players coming to high school better prepared after having played for years in local youth soccer leagues. But despite the surging popularity of soccer as a participant sport, it hasn’t grown much as a spectator sport – the metallic stands are cold and mostly empty. “It’s pretty much the parents that show up,” he said. “Popularity hasn’t grown a great deal as far as high school soccer. It’s cold out there and they would rather see basketball games in a warm gym. But in the area, soccer programs are growing and kids are playing, so it’s improving.” As for the rest of this season, Crockett would like to get past the first round of the playoffs, bettering his team of two years ago. “Hopefully we can all stay healthy,” he said. “If we keep building on our program we may be able to make the playoffs for the second time in Freedom’s history and do better than one game and out.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Liberty’s big frontline of Bernadette Fong, plus Corinne Costa, right, scored all but six of Liberty’s 49 points in a win over Freedom Friday.

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Lions’ bigs score big Correspondent In Liberty’s league home opener against archrival Freedom, the Lions’ girls basketball team opened up a 10-point first-quarter lead and never looked back, downing the visiting Falcons 49-35. The big difference makers for Liberty were Bernadette Fong and Corinne Costa, who combined for 43 of Liberty’s 49 points. Even when they missed, they were frequently in position to get the rebound and score on second and third chances. The remaining six Lion points were four from Kaadzie Quaye and two from Samie Ramos. According to Freedom coach Natalie Farmer, “It wasn’t really our team out there tonight – we are definitely much better free-throw shooters than that” – to the tune of 11-for-23 from the line. “We practiced on how we are going to take away their big posts (Fong and Costa). Some of it worked; some of it didn’t. But all but eight of their points came from the post, so we need to find a way to stop that.” The Falcons couldn’t overcome a sluggish offensive start, in which they scored only

two points in the first quarter and nine in the entire first half. The two teams actually played evenly in the second half, each scoring 26. Freedom was led by Karena Trice’s 14 points Nicole Mass’ nine. “We can definitely improve on keeping the turnovers down, on controlling the paint offensively and defensively,” said Lions Coach Debbi Weil. “If we can do that, we’re going to be OK and we’re going to win the games we need to win. I’m very pleased with my bigs, Costa and Fong – that’s what we do. They both had 20plus points and they work well together. But if anyone shuts us down inside, then we need to shoot better from the outside. It was a great win and my thoughts and prayers right now are with Erica.” Weil was referring to Lion guard Erica Williams, who lost her balance and appeared to suffer a serious ankle injury that required her to be carried off the court. “She’s a senior; she’s a very important part of our team,” said Weil. “She adds speed, she plays very good defense. So if Erica is out for the season, it’s a huge hit for us. But I know that the girls will step up and pull it together and be there as a team.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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The Heritage Patriots continued their winning ways, coming back from a five-point halftime deficit to defeat the Pittsburg Pirates 67-57 before a sparse crowd Friday night at Pittsburg. The victory was the team’s third straight to start league play this season. After a turnover-marred first quarter, the Patriots held a 16-14 lead, thanks in large part to better play in the paint. Center Justin Bunting was able to maneuver around the basket for six points in the frame and block a couple shots on defense. In the second quarter, the Pirates switched to their signature full-court pressure defense, forcing eight Heritage turnovers in the quarter. After a halftime pep talk, the scoring pace increased considerably in the third quarter. Heritage tied the game at 44 with 2:51 remaining in the third period, as point guard Sean Packard began to assert himself, penetrating for a couple of buckets and dishing to teammates for scoring opportunities.

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The turning point came early in the fourth quarter when Pittsburg committed its seventh team foul, which allowed Heritage to continue doing damage inside. Senior Meniru Ofodu was a demon on the glass at both ends of the floor, snagging rebounds or tipping the ball to teammates for additional possessions. Heritage was called for its first team foul with 1:01 remaining, and head coach Pat Cruickshank called a timeout, during which he emphatically told his team, “We have five fouls to give, and we’re going to use each and every one of them!” The tactic worked, as every Pittsburg possession was met with a Patriot foul, which effectively stymied the Pirates’ offensive efforts. “We got some very good opportunities because we were taking care of the ball, only five turnovers in the second half,” Cruickshank said. “And we made those offensive opportunities count. As the game wore on we played harder defensively and got stops when we needed them.” Tonight, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. the Patriots host Antioch, and on Tuesday they travel to Freedom. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Supergirl gets her kicks by Dave Roberts Staff Writer Katrina Nahe is a supergirl. By day she’s a soft-spoken, mild-mannered 12-year-old at Black Diamond Middle School in Antioch who aspires to one day design her own clothing line. But in the kickboxing ring she becomes “The Storm” – a whirlwind of jabs, front kicks, crosses, side kicks, hooks, roundhouse kicks, uppercuts, stick kicks, backfists, flying punches and bolo punches mixed with bobbing, weaving, parrying, block-

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Katrina “The Storm” Nahe works out with Dennis Guila, preparing for a historic kickboxing match next month in Sacramento.

ing and guarding. Dubbed the “12-year-old Fighting Sensation,” over the past three years, from Florida to Las Vegas to Hawaii, Nahe hasn’t lost once in more than 40 bouts and is a two-time International Kickboxing Federation (IKF) World Classic Champion. A month from now in the Doubletree Hotel in Sacramento, the 5-foot-1inch little hurricane will be fighting in a historic contest: California’s first official

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and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1404 SOMERS STREET, PITTSBURG, CA, 94565. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $336,963.93. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/- 09/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3399224 01/08/2010, 01/- 15/2010, 01/22/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 2010

without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/- 21/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3399134 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010

drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor: ROBERT M. ANDERSON, AN UNMARRIED MAN Duly Appointed Trustee: Atlantic & Pacific Foreclosure Services, LLC Recorded 7/8/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-025063000 in book , page and rerecorded on - as - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Described as follows: As more fully described on said Deed of Trust. Date of Sale: 2/8/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $387,569.78 (Estimated) Street Address or other common designation of real property: 1801 CRATER PEAK WAY ANTIOCH, California 94531-000 A.P.N.: 072-390-169 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a Final Order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. Date: 01/12/2010 Atlantic & Pacific Foreclosure Services, LLC 1610 E. Saint Andrew Pl., Suite 150F Santa Ana, CA 92705 Automated Sale Information: 714-730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com for NON-SALE information: 888-313-1969 Tai Alailima, Manager ASAP# 3408365 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010

YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 02/04/2010 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 04/28/2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006-0133134-00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: OCTAVIO R FLORES, AN UNMARRIED MAN, as Trustor, LONG BEACH MORTGAGE COMPANY, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 200, MAP OF TRACT 2170, FILED JULY 28, 1955, MAP BOOK 59, PAGE 37, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $410,126.97 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 366 YOSEMITE DRIVE PITTSBURG, CA 94565 APN Number: 088-051-017 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 01-12-2010 DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55.CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT ASAP# 3408995 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010\

Council Chambers, 101B Sand Creek Road, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Associate Planner Debbie Hill [(925) 516-5135 or dhill@ci.brentwood.ca.us] in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 118 Oak Street, Brentwood, California 94513. In any court challenge of City Council decisions, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: January 15, 2010

to the Deed of Trust executed by: MARC R LATOUR AND ELENA V LATOUR, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 02/29/2008 and recorded 03/06/08, as Instrument No. 2008-0047669-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/16/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 62 STANDLEY COURT, PITTSBURG, CA, 94565. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $366,435.06. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 01/14/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3409585 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0118523 Title Order No. 08-8481354 Investor/Insurer No. 17053 APN No. 086-172-008- 4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/- 01/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: ALFREDO PEREZ, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 10/01/2007 and recorded 10/19/07, as Instrument No. 2007-0295431-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/- 05/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0066067 Title Order No. 09-8193286 Investor/Insurer No. 147503651 APN No. 041-300- 024-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/16/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: BENJAMIN ZARATE, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 11/16/2006 and recorded 11/29/06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0380443-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/16/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2086 TRUMAN LANE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $526,831.92. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Ashley Williams, 30 Brush Creek Court, Pittsburg, CA 94565 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Ashley Williams FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-2033 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Ashley Williams filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Brooklynn Donique Boganey to Proposed Name: Brooklynn Donique Mayweather 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 2/11/10 Time: 9:00 a. m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS b.Father names on birth certificate must be personally served. Date: December 17, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Antony Vargas, 2335 Holly View Drive, Martinez, CA 94553 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Antony Vargas FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-2053 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Antony Vargas filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Antony Vargas (AKA) Anthony Dominick Torres (AKA) Tony Vargas (AKA) Tony Torres to Proposed Name: Anthony Dominick Torres 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 2/16/10 Time: 9:00 a. m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: December 17, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 09-04656 Loan No.: 1002529687 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/5/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 228814CA Loan No. 0698047768 Title Order No. 602114622 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 04/20/2006. UNLESS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on January 26, 2010, hold a public hearing to consider the following: An appeal filed by Damon Collins of the Planning Commission’s denial of a variance (V 09-03) to establish reduced setbacks for an existing cabana located at 2293 Star Lilly Street (APN 018-590-008). Appellant/Applicant: Damon Collins Said hearing will be held at the City

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on January 26, 2010, hold a public hearing to consider the following: An application for a rezone (RZ 09-007) to amend Chapters 6.08 and 17.670 of the Brentwood Municipal Code to allow up to three chickens in residential zones on lots of 10,000 square feet or greater citywide. Applicant: City of Brentwood The Planning Commission held a public hearing to consider the application on January 5, 2010, and recommended that it be approved by the City Council. Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 101B Sand Creek Road, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Associate Planner Debbie Hill [(925) 516-5135 or dhill@ci.brentwood.ca.us] in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 118 Oak Street, Brentwood, California 94513. In any court challenge of City Council decisions, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: January 15, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on January 26, 2010, hold a public hearing to consider the following: An application for a rezone (RZ 09-008) to amend Chapters 17.210, 17.220, 17.230 and 17.240 of the Brentwood Municipal Code by adding a provision authorizing the conditional use permit procedure for those uses not specifically identified as being conditionally permitted. The amendment applies to all properties zoned CO (Administrative/Professional Commercial Office), COB (Commercial Office/Business), COR (Commercial Office Residential) and CR (Commercial Residential) citywide. Applicant: City of Brentwood The Planning Commission held a public hearing to consider the application on January 5, 2010, and recommended that it be approved by the City Council. Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 101B Sand Creek Road, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Principal Planner Erik Nolthenius [(925) 516-5137 or enolthenius@ ci.brentwood.ca.us] in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 118 Oak Street, Brentwood, California 94513. In any court challenge of City Council decisions, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: January 15, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0151430 Title Order No. 09-8-455473 Investor/Insurer No. 434361280790 APN No. 085-130-027-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/29/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant

SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 877 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING A REZONE (RZ 07-03) AMENDING CHAPTER 17.730 (AGRICULTURAL LAND CONSERVATION) OF THE BRENTWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE. THE FOREGOING ORDINANCE was introduced with the first reading waived at a regular meeting of the Brentwood City Council on the 8th day of December 2009, by the following vote: AYES: Councilmembers Becnel, Brockman, Richey, Taylor NOES: None ABSENT: Stonebarger ABSTAIN: None And was adopted at a regular meeting of the Brentwood City Council on the 12th day of January 2010, by the following vote: AYES: Councilmembers Becnel, Brockman, Richey, Stonebarger, Taylor NOES: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None /s/_______________________ Robert Taylor Mayor ATTEST: /s/_______________________ Cynthia Garcia, CMC Assistant City Clerk The above is a summary of the major highlights of the ordinance; reading the ordinance in its entirety may be necessary to obtain a full understating of all changes. A copy of the full text of the ordinance is on file and may be read in the City Clerk’s office located at 708 Third Street, Brentwood, and/or a copy may be obtained from that office based on the City’s actual cost for duplicating. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: January 15, 2010


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knockouts are allowed, was banned for fighters under 17 in California until recently, forcing the younger kickboxers to participate in the semi-contact version, in which the emphasis is on scoring points. The restriction, which has now been lifted, was unnecessary, in Guila’s opinion. “The thing that the athletic commission has never considered is that kickboxing is not much different from boxing,” he said. “And they have allowed boxing for all these years to be legal, even for youths, including knockouts.” Like Nahe, Guila also came into his own as a martial artist when he switched to kickboxing. “It opened the doors for me to be able to use my hands and feet and not worry about knocking someone out.

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Kickboxing truly is more of the sport of martial arts, in my opinion.” It’s closer to Thai boxing, which “is known as fighting with eight limbs: hands, feet, elbows and knees.” Guila, who is now in his 41st year of using and teaching martial arts, provides a variety of styles in his school in a shopping center on Wild Horse Drive off of Hillcrest Avenue. “My specialty is standup kickboxing, muy Thai international rules and American style kickboxing,” he said. His more than 200 students range from kids to seniors, and a variety of classes are available. For more information, call 925755-3434 or go online to www.guilakarate. com. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Whiplash -- What is the Best Type of Treatment? Whiplash usually occurs when the head is suddenly whipped or snapped due to a sudden jolt, usually involving a motor vehicle collision. However, it can also occur from a slip and fall injury. So the question on deck is, which of the health care services best addresses the injured whiplash patient? This question was investigated in a published study titled, A symptomatic classification of whiplash injury and the implications for treatment (Journal of Orthopaedic Medicine 1999;21(1):22-25). The authors state conventional [medical] treatment utilized in whiplash care, “is disappointing.” The authors’ reference a study that demonstrated chiropractic treatment benefited 26 of 28 patients with chronic whiplash syndrome. The objective of their study was to determine which type of chronic whiplash patient would benefit the most from chiropractic treatment. They separated patients into one of 3 groups: Group 1: patients with “neck pain radiating in a ‘coat hanger’ distribution, associated with restricted range of neck movement but with no neurological deficit”; Group 2: patients with “neurological symptoms, signs or both in association with neck pain and a restricted range of neck movement”; Group 3: patients who described “severe neck pain but all of whom had a full range of motion and no neurological symptoms or signs distributed over specific myotomes or dermatomes.” These patients also “described an unusual complex of symptoms,” including “blackouts, visual disturbances, nausea, vomiting and chest pain, along with a nondermatomal distribution of pain.” The patients underwent an average of 19.3 adjustments over the course of 4.1 months (mean). The patients were then surveyed and their improvement was reported: GROUP 1

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Xingu Amazonia, a natural cosmetics company based in Brentwood, offers an array of skin care products from body butter to lip balm.

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Secrets from page 2B it goes to work faster.” Alayube, who grew up in San Jose, never thought he’d turn to natural “goo” to make a living. He studied biochemistry at San Jose State before accepting a scholarship with NASA to study computer science. He spent years in the software industry, working for NASA and Microsoft, but eventually the long hours and travel began taking a toll on his health. Alayube decided to leave the stressful technology world and go back to school to study cosmetic chemistry and learn how mix ancient Brazilian remedies with traditional beauty products such as lotions. Today he enjoys a quieter existence in his Brentwood lab, where he mixes and measures ingredients and whips them together with a standard kitchen mixer. Lotions take a day to make, while more complex products such as the

anti-aging treatment serum take about three days to complete. “I use raw ingredients that are similar to the sebum found in skin, which naturally protects the skin and locks in moisture, so the products blend well with all skin types,” Alayube said. “The products are non-toxic and hypoallergenic as well. My people have been using these ingredients for centuries and now I want to bring it to Brentwood and beyond.” While Alayube sells his products to day spas, salons and estheticians, he also sells the Xingu line on the Internet. Xingu products are not tested on animals and use no animalbased ingredients. The all-natural vegan products contain no petroleum-based products, synthetic fragrances or artificial coloring. For more information about Xingu Amazonia, visit www.xinguamazonia.com or call 925-392-8041. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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OBITUARY Stephen Thomas Laird June 6, 1951-Jan. 5, 2010 Steve passed away suddenly at his home in Oakland at the age of 58. He was born in Oakland to Roy A. and Marjorie (Neudeck) Laird, and was raised in Castro Valley. A charter class graduate of Moreau High School in 1969, Steve received his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Mary’s College in Moraga in 1976 and master’s degree in psychology from JFK University in 1986.

Always the scholar, Steve had been pursuing his doctoral degree in clinical psychology. He served as manager of fiscal operations for Family Caregiver Alliance in San Francisco. Steve is survived by his father, “Bud” Laird; brothers, Tim (Carol) and Paul (Sharon) of Oakley, and Tom (Diana) of Antioch; sisters, Mary (Les) Ricketts of El Dorado Hills and Elizabeth Edwards of Galt; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his

mother, Marjorie, and brother-inlaw, Dave Edwards. An adventurous person who loved exploring nature, photography and computers, Steve’s many friends and colleagues will miss him and his sense of humor. A memorial service will be held Jan. 23 at 11 a.m. at Higgins Chapel, 1310 A St. in Antioch. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Steve’s name may be made to Family Caregiver Alliance, 180 Montgomery St., Suite 1100, San Francisco, CA 94104.

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0017861 Title Order No. 09-8-059530 Investor/Insurer No. 144351553 APN No. 056-110- 035-5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/07/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: R. WENDELL SMITH, SR. AND ETHEL LEE SMITH, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 08/- 07/2006 and recorded 08/15/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0258398- 00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/- 05/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5345 WOODSIDE WAY, ANTIOCH, CA, 94531. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $447,365.22. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the to-

tal indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 05/- 24/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3399210 01/08/2010, 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0080356 Title Order No. 08-8299666 Investor/Insurer No. 126183862 APN No. 076-064- 036-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/26/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: DUANE COLVIN AND LESLIE COLVIN, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 01/26/2006 and recorded 01/31/06, as

Instrument No. 2006-0031684-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/05/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1600 SAN JOSE DR, ANTIOCH, CA, 945094641. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $461,361.23. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in

said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 11/- 05/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3397418 01/08/2010, 01/- 15/2010, 01/22/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-228307-C Loan No. 7440938165 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/23/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: LAURA FRAGOSO, A SINGLE WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded 1/4/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0002187- 00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:1/22/

2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 1728 LINDEN PLACE ANTIOCH, CA 94509 APN #: 074- 422-011-2 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $232,140.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 12/22/2009 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3368399 01/- 01/2010, 01/08/2010, 01/15/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 1, 8, 15, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0037760 Title Order No. 08-8155128 Investor/Insurer No. APN No. 035-403-008-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/17/- 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: MARIA C PENA, A SINGLE WOMAN, dated 06/17/2005 and

recorded 06/30/05, as Instrument No. 2005- 0241182-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/05/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 859 WALNUT DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA, 945612132. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $488,193.46. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in

said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 07/- 29/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW-88 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3392925 01/08/2010, 01/- 15/2010, 01/22/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Michael and Dawn Rogers, 3621 Yacht Drive, Discovery Bay, CA 94505 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Michael and Dawn Rogers FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-2072 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Michael and Dawn Rogers filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Brooke Brosnan Rogers to Proposed Name: Ava Lynn Rogers 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 2/5/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: November 16, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 25, 2009, January 1, 8, 15, 2010


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BYRON SANITARY DISTRICT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Please take notice that the Byron Sanitary District will hold a public hearing as part of its regularly scheduled meeting on January 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the District Headquarters of the Byron Bethany Irrigation District located at 7995 Bruns, Byron. Oral or written presentations can be made at the hearing, which will address potential increases to the sewer capacity charge, the side sewer permit fee, the District sewer permit fee and the rebate fee, and the adoption of a minimum administrative fee. These fees are part of the proposed Sewer Capacity Charge Ordinance and Sewer Use Ordinance. Dated: January 2, 2010 By: /s/ Rick Gilmore Rick Gilmore, General Manager Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000002-00 The name of the business (es): Patrol Solutions Located at: 1332 Katherine Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Garth Dillon, 1332 Katherine Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/ A. Signature of registrant: Garth Dillon This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 4, 2010 By: Dancia Cox, Deputy Expires: January 4, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000183-00 The name of the business (es): iYogurt Located at: 6560 Lone Tree Way, #B In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Mailing: 4 Crested Oak Court, San Ramon, CA 94583 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): MSAFROYO Corporation, 4 Crested Oak Court, San Ramon, CA 94583 This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Michelle Lam This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 8, 2010 By: Dancia Cox, Deputy Expires: January 8, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000113-00 The name of the business (es): JUNEJA INTERNATIONAL INC. Located at: 14 CLEAR LAKE COURT In: DANVILLE, CA 94506, Mailing: P.O. Box 2106, Los Banos, CA 93636 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): JUNEJA INTERNATIONAL, INC., 14 CLEAR LAKE COURT, DANVILLE, CA 94506 This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: VINOD K. JUNEJA, CEO This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 6, 2010 By: Dancia Cox, Deputy Expires: January 6, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File #F-0001615-00 The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: SilverCreek Cattle Company Located at: 4265 Camino Diablo Road In: Byron, CA 94514 Mailing: P.O. Box 425, Byron, CA 94514 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Finta Hay Service, Inc.- California Byron, CA 94514 This business was conducted by: a Corporation The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on: February 20, 2007 Signature of registrant: Tiffany Finta This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 20, 2007 By: Liz Gutierrez, Deputy Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000121-00 The name of the business (es): TOWN RECORDS Located at: 2420 Sand Creek Road, C1-218, In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Brendan Maher, 580 Mockingbird Lane, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Brendan Maher This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 6, 2010 By: Mary Imbrie, Deputy Expires: January 6, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: December 30, 2009 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: SEITA LUIS MIGUEL The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 1185 2ND STREET SUITE M BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Type of license(s) Applied for: 41-ON-SALE BEER AND WINE EATING PLACE Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date(s): January 8, 15, 22, 2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000133-00 The name of the business (es): All Bay Electric Located at: 574 Altessa Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): John M. Valdez, 574 Altessa Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/7/10. Signature of registrant: John M. Valdez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 7, 2010 By: Liz Gutierrez, Deputy Expires: January 7, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0009005-00 The name of the business (es): CROWTOON STUDIOS Located at: 3434 TUPELO DRIVE, WALNUT CREEK, CA 94598 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): BENSON TONGUE, 3434 TUPELO DRIVE, WALNUT CREEK, CA 94598. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A Signature of registrant: BENSON TONGUE This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 23, 2009 By: Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires: December 23, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008472-00 The name of the business (es): Cortona Park Located at: 150 Cortona Way In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Mailing: c/o: Susan Jeffrey, 330 N. Wabash, #1400, Chicago, IL 60611 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): BKD Cortona Park, LLC, 1209 Orange Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/ A. Signature of registrant: John P. RijosManaging Member This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 1, 2009 By: Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires: December 1, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: December 25, 2009, January 1, 8, 15, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008681-00 The name of the business (es): SilverCreek Ranch Located at: 741 McClarren Road In: Byron, CA 94514 Mailing: P.O. Box 477, Byron, CA 94514 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Tiffany Finta, P.O. Box 477, Byron, CA 94514; 741 McClarren Road, Byron, CA 94514 This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/1/09. Signature of registrant: Tiffany Finta This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on:December 9, 2009 By: Liz Gutierrez, Deputy Expires: December 9, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008860-00 The name of the business (es): Playmakers Sports Clinics Located at:1532 Solitude In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Ryan Kiyoshi Seto, 1532 Solitude Way, Brentwood, CA 94513; Warren Eric Parker, 109 Mont St. Michael Way, Martinez, CA 94553. This business is conducted by: Co-Partners The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Ryan K. Seto This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 16, 2009 By: Dancia Cox, Deputy Expires: December 16, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 8, 16, 22, 29, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0009124-00 The name of the business (es): Delta Water Weed Removal Service Located at: 1882 Teresa Lane In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jeff Heath and Davina Allen, 1882 Teresa Lane, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: Co-Partners The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 12/31/2009. Signature of registrant: Jeff Heath This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 31, 2009 By: December 31, 2009, Deputy Expires: December 31, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008978-00 The name of the business (es): The Boat Shop Located at: 2140 Gateway Road In: Bethel Island, CA 94511, Mailing: P.O. Box 644, Bethel Island, CA 94511 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Kurt Pressler and Denise Pressler, 3583 Willow Road, Bethel Island, CA 94511. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 6/1/96. Signature of registrant: Kurt Pressler This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 23, 2009 By: Dancia Cox, Deputy Expires: December 23, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: January 1, 8, 15, 22, 2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0009038-00 The name of the business (es): Your Family Pool Service Located at: 2420 Sand Creek Road, C-1 #199 In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Frank Marshall, 925 Crescent Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Frank Marshall This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 28, 2009 By: Mary Imbrie, Deputy Expires: December 28, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2009 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: November 25, 2009 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: LOBATOS ISABEL The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 8300 BRENTWOOD BLVD. #B&C BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Type of license(s) Applied for: 41 - ON - SALE BEER AND WINE - EATING PLACE Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date(s): January 1, 8, 15, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0009029-00 The name of the business (es): POWERSPORTS CONSIGN- MENT Located at: 3765 Main Street In: Oakley, CA 94561 Mailing: 1978 W. Summerfield Court, Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Laurena King, 1978 W. Summerfield Court, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/ A. Signature of registrant: Laurena King This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 28, 2009 By: Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires: December 28, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: January 1, 8, 15, 22, 2010

ed September 22, 2009 as Instr. No. 20090224368 in Book - -- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED NOVEMBER 29, 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 1395 SUNFLOWER LANE, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 “(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness).” Said Sale of property will be made in “as is” condition without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest as in said note provided, advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. Said sale will be held on: JANUARY 21, 2010, AT 1:30 P.M. *AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) MARTINEZ, CA At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $643,394.19. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in Civil Code 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: December 23, 2009 SEASIDE FINANCIAL CORPORATION as said Trustee, as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary NANCY YOUNG, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 1820 E. FIRST ST., SUITE 210, P.O. BOX 11988 SANTA ANA, CA 92711- 1988 We are assisting the Beneficiary to collect a debt and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose whether received orally or in writing. If available, the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or you may access sales information at www.ascentex.com/websales. TAC# 878856C PUB: 01/01/10, 01/08/10, 01/15/10 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 1, 8, 15, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0009086-00 The name of the business (es): MB Morgan Construction, Inc. Located at: 1402 Yosemite Circle In: Oakley, CA 94561 Contra Costa County Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): MB Morgan Construction, Inc.. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 8/13/09. Signature of registrant: Marcus Morgan- President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 30, 2009 By: Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires: December 30, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000045-00 The name of the business (es): Hollywood Dreams Photography Located at: 4881 Teakwood Drive In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Eduardo Cardona, 4881 Teakwood Drive, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Eduardo Cardona This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 5, 2010 By: Marilyn A. Myers, Deputy Expires: January 5, 2015 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-228837-C Loan No. 0359434975 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/19/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102

of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: OSCAR DAVID, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY. Recorded 1/26/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0025152-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:2/1/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 671 CHERRY TREE WAY BRENTWOOD, CA 94513-0000 APN #: 017-600-24 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $729,146.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 12/31/2009 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3376460 01/- 08/2010, 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-228938-C Loan No. 0810032947 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/13/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: ANTHONY SUICO AND FLORDELIZA SUICO, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded 3/20/2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0080341-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:1/29/ 2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 2016 MINT DRIVE BRENTWOOD, CA 94513-0000 APN #: 016-390-004 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $554,018.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 1/1/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3377746 01/- 08/2010, 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 1, 8, 15, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20090015002765 Title Order No.: 090667823 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/13/- 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 10/17/- 2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0328025-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: KENNETH L KNUDSEN AND LORI A KNUDSEN, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR

CASH, CASHIER’SCHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 01/28/2010 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1720 CASTELLINA DR, BRENTWOOD, CALIFORNIA 94513 APN#: 019- 420-012 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $799,120.04. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. as Authorized Agent NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: 01/08/2010 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001- 9013 Telephone: (866) 7951852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3393909 01/08/2010, 01/- 15/2010, 01/22/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0082731 Title Order No. 09-8235566 Investor/Insurer No. 088051198 APN No. 011-500- 003-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/10/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JASON W LEHRER, A MARRIED MAN, dated 10/10/2005 and recorded 10/13/05, as Instrument No. 2005- 0392096-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/05/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5171 FERN RIDGE CIRCLE, DISCOVERY BAY, CA, 94514. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $565,426.74. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 09/- 12/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3398366 01/08/2010, 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEES SALE TS No 09 0126469 Title Order No 09 8 373025 Investor/Insurer No 0428116096703 APN No 018- 460 057 5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09/11/2008 UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY N A as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: RYAN D SKAGGS AN UNMARRIED MAN AND DEANNA KNOWLES AN UNMARRIED WOMAN dated 09/- 11/2008 and recorded 09/19/08 as Instrument No 2008 0208667 00 in Book Page) of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County State of California, will sell on 02/- 05/2010 at 10:00AM At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street) 725 Court Street Martinez CA 94553 at public auction to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below payable in full at time of sale all right title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust The street address and other common designation if any of the real property described above is purported to be 1270 PICADILLY LANE BRENTWOOD CA 94513 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation if any shown herein The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $354,772.73 It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due In addition to cash the Trustee will accept cashiers checks drawn on a state or national bank a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state Said sale will be made in an AS IS condition but without covenant or warranty express or implied regarding title possession or encumbrances to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust advances thereunder with interest as provided and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note plus fees charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust DATED 11/- 28/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY NA 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd CA6 914 01 94 SIMI VALLEY CA 93063 Phone (800)281 8219 Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By Trustees Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY N A is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt Any information obtained will be used for that purpose ASAP# 3393485 01/08/- 2010, 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: KEITH HENRI SALVADO LICARDO, 2312 MAHO BAY CIRCLE, PITTSBURG, CA 94565 Prepared by: DENISE FAMILY LAW AND DIVORCE DOCUMENT ASSISTANCE, 1215 PINE ST., MARTINEZ, CA 94553 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: KEITH HENRI SALVADO LICARDO FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-2054 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: KEITH HENRI SALVADO LICARDO filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. KEITH HENRI SALVADO LICARDO to Proposed Name: KEITH HENRI SALVADO 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 2/16/09 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: December 22, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000007-00 The name of the business (es): Nor Cal Demons Softball Located at: 2145 Connie Lane In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Michael M. Rocha, 2145 Connie Lane, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant:Michael M. Rocha This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 4, 2010 By: Dancia Cox, Deputy Expires: January 4, 2015 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0009040-00 The name of the business (es): My Gold Party International Located at: 3614 Yacht Drive In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Francesta N. Morish, 3614 Yacht Drive, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Francesta N. Morish This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 28, 2009 By: Dancia Cox, Deputy Expires: December 28, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008665-00 The name of the business (es): Pittsburg Auto Body Work Located at: 999 Harbor Street, Unit C In: Pittsburg, CA 94565 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jorge Yanez, 1104 Brush Creek Drive, Pittsburg, CA 94565. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 12/8/09. Signature of registrant: Jorge Yanez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 8, 2009 By: Liz Gutierrez, Deputy Expires: December 8, 2014 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F0000038-00 The name of the business (es): Patriot Presentations Located at: 452 Stanwick Street In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Eric Boettcher, 452 Stanwick Street Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/ A. Signature of registrant: Eric Boettcher This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 5, 2010 By: Dancia Cox, Deputy Expires: January 15, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No: A501506 CA Unit Code: A Loan No: 49883245/LEE AP #1: 017-460-055 SEASIDE FINANCIAL CORPORATION, as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier’s, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: JIMMY A. LEE, GRACE B. DEJESA Recorded December 16, 2005 as Instr. No. 2005-048307500 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder record-


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0049787 Title Order No. 088-188264 Investor/Insurer No. APN No. 010-330-041 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/13/- 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JEROME MILLIKEN, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 07/13/2005 and recorded 07/27/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0278103-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/- 05/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4592 POE COURT, BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $500,571.90. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/- 20/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW-88 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3392888 01/08/2010, 01/- 15/2010, 01/22/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 2010

or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/- 29/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3389310 01/01/2010, 01/- 08/2010, 01/15/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 1, 8, 15, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0071552 Title Order No. 08-8262600 Investor/Insurer No. APN No. 016-270-046-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/05/- 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: MARVIN W TEIXEIRA JR, AND JACQUELINE M TEIXEIRA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 09/05/2006 and recorded 09/13/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0288643-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/12/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 133 FRUITWOOD COMMON, BRENTWOOD, CA, 945132011. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $459,229.54. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/- 11/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3397354 01/15/2010, 01/- 22/2010, 01/29/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0083547 Title Order No. 08-8308025 Investor/Insurer No. 133765701 APN No. 016-310- 067 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/03/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: DAVID REYNOSO JR. AND GABRIELLA SANTIAGO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 04/03/2006 and recorded 04/07/- 06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0108372-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/16/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 758 JENNIFER STREET,

BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $625,293.55. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 11/- 06/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By:Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3404373 01/15/2010, 01/- 22/2010, 01/29/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0001750 Title Order No. 09-8-007863 Investor/Insurer No. 1705821079 APN No. 013- 340-027-5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/26/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: BRIAN DAYTON, AND JESSICA DAYTON, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS., dated 11/26/2007 and recorded 11/30/07, as Instrument No. 2007-0326745-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/05/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 238 LAWRENCE LANE, BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $419,954.18. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 07/- 21/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3392991 01/08/2010, 01/- 15/2010, 01/22/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0070421 Title Order No. 09-8204891 Investor/Insurer No. 781172047 APN No. 016-300- 207-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/22/2006. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed

of Trust executed by: GRETCHEN ARMAS, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 04/22/2006 and recorded 04/28/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0133427-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/- 16/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1357 EISENHOWER WAY, BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $382,521.09. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/- 28/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3405012 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010

(626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3389067 01/01/2010, 01/08/2010, 01/15/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 1, 8, 15, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0023803 Title Order No. 09-8075741 Investor/Insurer No. 138893719 APN No. 037-480- 098-5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/21/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N. A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JO ANN AITMON, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 11/21/2006 and recorded 11/29/- 06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0380597-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/16/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 20 SANDHILL CRANE CT, OAKLEY, CA, 945611811. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $534,922.80. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 05/- 28/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3399439 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0125879 Title Order No. 09-8370748 Investor/Insurer No. 161845551 APN No. 007-270- 029-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/22/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: LORRIE N. BRUNELL, A SINGLE WOMAN., dated 05/22/2007 and recorded 06/07/07, as Instrument No. 2007- 0165430-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/16/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2712 HOLLY OAK COURT, BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $593,250.73. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by

a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 11/- 27/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3404422 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 2009-00050 Loan No.: 31910888 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/12/2002. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: James A. Almeida and Elizabeth E. Almeida HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Recorded 9/23/2002 as Instrument No. 2002-0337235-00 in book ---, page --- and rerecorded on --- as --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 2/4/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $298,691.94 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 5028 Tehachapi Way Antioch, California 94531 A.P.N.: 055-040-013 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: Date: 1/6/2010 Western Progressive, LLC, as Trustee c/o 18377 Beach Blvd., Suite 210 Huntington Beach, California 92648 Automated Sale Information Line: (714) 730-2727 www.lpsasap.com For Non- Automated Sale Information, call: (866) 960-8299 Robin Pape, Trustee Sale Assistant ASAP# 3400751 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0016331 Title Order No. 09-8056074 Investor/Insurer No. 1700065549 APN No. 037- 280-079-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/29/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N. A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JOHN L TROWBRIDGE AND CHRISTINE H TROWBRIDGE, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS., dated 08/29/2005 and recorded 09/02/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0335137-00, in Book , Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/12/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed

of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5328 SUNRISE MEADOWS LN., OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $284,587.17. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 07/- 18/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3400644 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0076985 Title Order No. 08-8290316 Investor/Insurer No. 129957802 APN No. 034-300- 025-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/01/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: IGNACIO GUTIERREZ, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 07/01/2006 and recorded 07/11/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0217681-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/22/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 124 MERCEDES LANE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $558,542.40. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0067901 Title Order No. 09-8197957 Investor/Insurer No. 145651019 APN No. 016-360- 017-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/15/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: ROBERT D SERKIZ, A UNMARRIED MAN., dated 08/15/2006 and recorded 08/18/06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0262509-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/21/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1904 PAPRIKA DRIVE, BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $689,451.59. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/- 22/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Amber Anduha, 1301 Willow Lake Road, Discovery Bay, CA 94505 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Amber Anduha FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-1987 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner:Amber Anduha filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Javier Mario Andrade to Proposed Name: Javier Mario Anduha 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 1/29/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS b. Notice to Father waived per Court. Date: December 7, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 1, 8, 15, 22, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Adam Joseph Arias, 618 West 7th Street, Apartment #3, Antioch, CA 94509 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Adam Joseph Arias FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-2059 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Adam Joseph Arias filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Adam Joseph Arias to Proposed Name: Adam Joseph Arias-Añorve 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 2/11/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: December 18, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000014-00 The name of the business (es): DAVE’S TRAILER SERVICE Located at: 78 OTTAWA STREET In: OAKLEY, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): DAVID CARL MICKELSON, 78 OTTAWA STREET, OAKLEY, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: David Carl Mickelson This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 4, 2010 By: Dancia Cox Deputy Expires: January 4, 2015 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-317742-CL Order # 090700163-CA-LPI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/24/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): ORLANDO V. J. GONZALES , A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 8/30/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0328783-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/- 29/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $451,300.92 The purported property address is: 40 STONEY HILL CT OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037- 321-031 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Aurora Loan Services 10350 Park Meadows Dr. Littleton CO 80124 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 1/6/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3377380 01/- 08/2010, 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 2010

Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 280 CLOVERBROOK CIRCLE, PITTSBURG, CA, 945657354. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $450,621.80. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 11/- 21/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3400327 01/08/2010, 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 2010

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Melissa Chin, 407 Walnut Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Melissa Chin FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-2104 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Melissa Chin filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Melissa Ann Chin (AKA) Melissa AnnChin- McCormick to Proposed Name: Melissa AnnChin McCormick 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 2/23/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: December 29, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0063931 Title Order No. 09-8-186467 Investor/Insurer No. 102083976 APN No. 033-430- 089-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/08/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N. A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: BRIAN K UNG AND SOPHINY H UNG, HUSBAND AND WIFE, dated 11/- 08/2005 and recorded 11/23/05, as Instrument No. 2005’c2’ac045344700, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/- 12/2010 at 10:00 AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1103 DONATELLO WAY, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $471,884.41. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/- 13/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281-8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3399457 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010 SUMMONS (CIVIL) LUCIA ALBERS CLARK COUNTY, NV CASE NUMBER A-09-602239 DEPT. NO.: XVIII COMMERCE CRG OF NEVADA, LLC, a Nevada Limited Liability Company; Plaintiff vs.LUCIA ALBERS, an individual; and DOES 110, inclusive, Defendants. NOTICE! YOU HAVE BEEN SUED. THE COURT MAY DECIDE AGAINST YOU WITHOUT YOUR BEING HEARD UNLESS YOU RESPOND WITHIN 20 DAYS. READ THE INFORMATION BELOW. TO THE DEFENDANT(S) A Petition has been filed by the Plaintiff against you for the relief set forth in the Petition.1. If you intend to defend the Petition, within 20 days after this Summons is served on you, exclusive of the day of service, you must do the following:a) File with the Clerk of this Court, whose address is shown below, a formal written response to the Petition in accordance with the rules of the Court. b) Serve a

copy of your response upon the attorney whose name and address is shown below. 2. Unless you respond, your default will be entered upon application of the Plaintiff and this Court may enter a judgment against you for the relief demanded in the Petition, which could result in the taking of money or property or other relief requested in the Petition. 3. If you intend to seek the advice of an attorney in this matter, you should do so promptly so that your response may be filed on time. 4. The State of Nevada, its political subdivisions, agencies, officers, employees, board members, commission members and legislators, each have 45 days after service of this Summons within which to file an Answer or other responsive pleading to the Petition. CASE NUMBER A-09-602239 DEPT. NO.: XVIII Submitted by: LAW OFFICES OF JOHN BENEDICT Nevada Bar No. 005581, 2190 E. Pebble Road, Suite 260, Las Vegas, NV 89123 (702) 333-3700 E-mail: john. benedict.law@gmail.comAttorney for: Commerce CRG of Nevada, LLC DZIMINSKI & ASSOCIATES, Brian R. Dziminski, Esq. Nevada Bar No. 008436, 2190 E. Pebble Eoad, Suite 260, Las Vegas, NV 89123 (702) 333-3773 E-mail: brd@ dziminskilaw.comAttorney for: Commerce CRG of Nevada, LLC CLERK OF COURT: Laura Reveles, Deputy Clerk Date: October 23, 2009 Clark County Courthouse 200 Lewis Avenue Las Vegas, Nevada 89155 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273Publish Dates: January 1, 8, 15, 22, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0067995 Title Order No. 09-8198135 Investor/Insurer No. 123773260 APN No. 055-650- 091-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/12/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: CLAUDE J D LANG AND RUTH W LANG, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 06/12/2006 and recorded 06/22/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0198093-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/05/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4132 CHERRY POINT CT, ANTIOCH, CA, 945319110. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $516,443.00. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/- 20/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3399349 01/08/2010, 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 2010 SUMMONS ON CROSS- DEFENDANT (Judicial) CASE NUMBER: S-1500-CV- 264233AEW NOTICE TO CROSS- DEFENDANT: WASCO 37, LP, a California limited partnership; KEMP LAND COMPANY, a California corporation; HOWARD E. KEMP, an individual; BEVERLY R. KEMP, an individual; (See Attachment 1) YOU ARE BEING SUED BY CROSSCOMPLAINANT: WESTERN INSURANCE COMPANY CASE NUMBER: S-1500-CV- 264233-AEW You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms

and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/- selfhelp), your county law library or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ - selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. CASE NUMBER: S-1500-CV- 264233-AEW 1. The name and address of the court is: Superior Court of the State of California, County of Kern, 1415 Truxton Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301 2. The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or the plaintiff without an attorney, is: Willi H. Siepmann (102224), THE FAUX LAW GROUP, 1540 W. Warm Springs Rd., Ste. 100, Henderson, NV 89014 Phone (702) 458-5790, Fax (702) 458-5794 DATE: September 8, 2008 Clerk, by: Selma Gonzalez, Deputy NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served.Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 3RD AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: MARVIN L. ZANDERS, SR., 1520 Thistle Court, Oakley, CA 94561 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: MARVIN L. ZANDERS, SR. FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-1293 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: MARVIN L. ZANDERS, SR. filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. MARQUISE LYNN WOODS to Proposed Name: MARQUISE LYNN ZANDERS Present Name: b. MARCELL LEMOR WOODS to Proposed Name: MARCELL LEMOR ZANDERS 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 3/14/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS b. BOTH MINORS PREVIOUSLY APPEARED IN COURT AND AGREED TO THEIR NAMES BEING CHANGED. Date: January 7, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 09-34484-FF-CA Loan No. 0003869716 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED10/ 02/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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: AARON REDFORD, AN UNMARRIED MAN AND FATIMA MOBDY, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Duly Appointed Trustee: NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION Recorded 10/11/- 2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0321688-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California. Date of Sale: 01/29/- 2010 at 10:00 A.M. Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (Corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $366,657.89 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 4580 WATERFORD WAY, OAKLEY, CA 94561 A.P.N.: 035-740-110 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrect-

ness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5(b} declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent has either contacted the borrower or tried with due diligence to contact the borrower as required by California Civil Code 2923.5. Regarding the property that is the subject of this Notice of Sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in California Civil Code Section 2923.53 (k) (3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this Notice of Sale is recorded. The timeframe for giving a Notice of Sale specified in Subdivision (a) Section 2923.52 does not apply to this Notice of Sale pursuant to California Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 1/6/2010 NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION 7720 N. 16th Street, Suite 300 Phoenix, AZ 85020 phone 602-264-6101 Sales Line 714-730-2727; Sales Website: www.ndscorp.com/sales Jan Claxton, TRUSTEE SALES REPRESENTATIVE ASAP# 3393822 01/08/2010, 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 2010

to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3378775 01/- 08/2010, 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0093668 Title Order No. 08-8344565 Investor/Insurer No. 111655758 APN No. 075-570- 037-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/19/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: LISA-MARIE CUSPARD AND PATRIC J CUSPARD, dated 08/19/2005 and recorded 08/26/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0323848-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/- 05/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5136 JUDSONVILLE DRIVE, ANTIOCH, CA, 94531. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $969,676.99. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/- 05/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3399348 01/08/2010, 01/- 15/2010, 01/22/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: EVANGELINE RIVERA PENAFIEL, P.O. Box 225, Orinda, CA 94563 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Evangeline Rivera Penafiel FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N10-0025 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Evangeline Rivera Penafiel filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Evangeline Rivera Penafiel (AKA) Eve Penafiel to Proposed Name: Eve Magalona Rivera 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 3/5/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: January 8, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0122653 Title Order No. 09-8360411 Investor/Insurer No. 138645688 APN No. 097-490- 023-5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/13/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: GABE ESSOE AND KELLEY ESSOE, HUSBAND AND WIFE WITH RIGHTS OF SURVIVORSHIP., dated 12/13/2006 and recorded 12/26/06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0410239-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/05/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0059772 Title Order No. 09-8178103 Investor/Insurer No. 412422107 APN No. 035-563- 011-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/17/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N. A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: BARNEY J SANFORD AND DOROTHY A SANFORD, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 01/17/2007 and recorded 01/24/07, as Instrument No. 2007-0022607- 00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/- 12/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4543 ALDER DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $334,683.69. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/- 09/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3399235 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-318629-CL Order # 090706934-CA-LPI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/24/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by 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): JOSE L. CRUZ AND BLANCA CRUZ , HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 7/31/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0240664- 00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/- 29/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $484,222.92 The purported property address is: 54 PUFFIN CIR OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037-480-067 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Aurora Loan Services 10350 Park Meadows Dr. Littleton CO 80124 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 1/7/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-194370-C Loan No. 0359285173 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/16/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: JORGE DIAZ, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded 10/27/- 2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0345145-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:1/22/ 2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 1305 VENTURA DRIVE PITTSBURG, California 94565- 0000 APN #: 088-272-001 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $448,565.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 12/21/2009 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3386211 01/- 01/2010, 01/08/2010, 01/15/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 1, 8, 15, 2010

cial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee- s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: January 8, 2010 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., Trustee By: Fidelity National Title Company, its agent 135 Main St. Ste. 1900, San Francisco , CA 94105, 415-247- 2450 By: Stephanie Alonzo Authorized Signature The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.52(c) declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent has obtained an exemption from the state regulator that is current and valid and the additional 90 day period does not apply. This loan servicer has implemented a comprehensive loan modification program that meets the requirements of civil code section California Civil Code 2923.53. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in Civil Code 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52. Fidelity National Title Company, as Agent for the mortgage loan servicer as defined under California Civil Code section 2923.53 (k)(3) By: Stephanie Alonzo Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.fidelityasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL ASAP# 3358309 01/08/2010, 01/- 15/2010, 01/22/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-228473-C Loan No. 0307714856 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/27/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: DAVID D TARZI, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded 8/3/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0245325- 00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:1/22/ 2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 2286 CAMBRIDGE DR DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94514 APN #: 011-360-019 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $643,548.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 12/25/2009 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3372106 01/- 01/2010, 01/08/2010, 01/15/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 1, 8, 15, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-228696-C Loan No. 0713910603 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/9/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to

do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: RONALD LETENDRE AND MARIA LETENDRE, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded 8/18/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0311899-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:1/29/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 414 STAR STREET OAKLEY, CA 94561-0000 APN #: 035-163-011 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $243,264.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 12/29/2009 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3376125 01/- 08/2010, 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 2010

of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 12/23/09 HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION P.O. BOX 60145 CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA 91716 For Sale Information: (714)7302727, www.fidelityasap.com or www. priorityposting.com TO NOTIFY TRUSTEE OF BANKRUPTCY FILINGS, PLEASE FAX FACE PAGE OF BANKRUPTCY PETITION TO (909) 397-3914 Betty Schwab , Trustee Sales Officer HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 3389958 01/01/2010, 01/- 08/2010, 01/15/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 1, 8, 15, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0046841 Title Order No. 09-8-141319 Investor/Insurer No. 1705038783 APN No. 095- 232-056-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/10/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N. A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: MARTIN MUNOZ AND MARIA MUNOZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE, dated 09/- 10/2007 and recorded 09/14/07, as Instrument No. 2007-0260210- 00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/- 05/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 50 NAUTILUS PLACE, PITTSBURG, CA, 94565. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $258,641.43. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 07/- 31/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3399710 01/08/2010, 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-230143-C Loan No. 0359238779 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/15/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: FRANCES P. GAMBIRAZIO, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded 9/23/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0363463- 00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 2/5/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse,

725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 361 CLOVE WAY OAKLEY, CA 94561-0000 APN #: 034-300- 036 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $441,684.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. ETS Services, LLC Date: 1/13/2010 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Sunil Jayasinha, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3395342 01/- 15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010

law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3405410 01/- 15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-229362-C Loan No. 0307712322 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/27/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: Fernando Diaz, a married man Recorded 7/12/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0219295-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:2/5/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 2089 OAKRIDGE LN PITTSBURG, CA 94565 APN #: 088-373-022 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $513,526.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 1/8/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3379629 01/- 15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 74-34946-3 Title Order No.090593393 APN 037-234-019 The mortgage loan servicer has obtained a final order of exemption pursuant to CA CIV. CODE 2923.53 that is current and valid as of the date that the Notice of Trustee’s Sale was filed or given. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/25/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01/28/2010 at 10:00AM, HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 11/04/2004 as Instrument # 2004-0424485-00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: RICHARD KNIGHT AND LAURA KNIGHT, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES INC. F/K/A HFSI (Original Lender) and HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES INC., as current Servicer/Lender, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2028 BERINGER WAY, OAKLEY, CA 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed

of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $321,822.02 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. CONDITION OF SALE: The successful bidder will be required to pay county documentary transfer tax, any city tax, and any other applicable taxes or fees (including, but not limited to, the fee for recording Preliminary Change of Ownership report) to the auctioneer at the time of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 12/30/09 HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION P.O. BOX 60145 CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA 91716 For Sale Information: (714)7302727, www.fidelityasap.com or www. priorityposting.com TO NOTIFY TRUSTEE OF BANKRUPTCY FILINGS, PLEASE FAX FACE PAGE OF BANKRUPTCY PETITION TO (909) 397-3914 Betty Schwab , Trustee Sales Officer HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 3396202 01/08/2010, 01/- 15/2010, 01/22/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-228779-C Loan No. 7472393867 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/26/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: MARTIN FLORES AND ROCIO FLORES, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded 2/- 1/2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0032123-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 1/29/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 94 SOLANO AVENUE BAY POINT, CA 94565 APN #: 096- 043032 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $495,890.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. T.S. No. GM-228779-C Loan No. 7472393867 ETS Services, LLC Date: 12/29/2009 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3375972 01/- 08/2010, 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000077-00 The name of the business (es): Pledge to Humanity Located at: 3000 F Danville Boulevard, #182, In: Alamo, CA 94507 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Pledge to Humanity, 3000 F Danville Boulevard, #182, Alamo, CA 94507. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 2/09. Signature of registrant: Gabriela Barba, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 6, 2010 By: Dancia Cox, Deputy Expires: January 6, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 09-03597-3 CA Loan No. 0031624679 Title Order No. 090704837-CA-MSI APN 071-041026 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED February 16, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On January 28, 2010, at 10:00 AM, at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA,Power Default Services, Inc., as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on February 28, 2007, as Instrument No. 2007- 0059076-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CA , executed by: EMIGDIO CORDOVA, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2709 ALCALA STREET, ANTIOCH, CA 94509 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee- s Sale is estimated to be $332,202.89 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary- s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier- s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Finan-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 74-34880-3 Title Order No.090584499 APN 041-230-040 The mortgage loan servicer has obtained a final order of exemption pursuant to CA CIV. CODE 2923.53 that is current and valid as of the date that the Notice of Trustee’s Sale was filed or given. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/02/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01/21/2010 at 10:00AM, HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 11/09/2004, as Instrument 2004-0429146-00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: JOSE MANLAPAZ AND TERESITA MANLAPAZ, as Trustor, HSBC MORTGAGE CORPORATION (USA) (Original Lender) and HSBC NY, as current Servicer/Lender, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2099 GARDEN COURT, OAKLEY, CA 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $315,954.18 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. CONDITION OF SALE: The successful bidder will be required to pay county documentary transfer tax, any city tax, and any other applicable taxes or fees (including, but not limited to, the fee for recording Preliminary Change of Ownership report) to the auctioneer at the time of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-247056-CL Order # 090104415-CA-DCI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/9/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): RAFAEL VALADEZ, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded: 3/- 16/2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0077537-00 in book --, page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/- 4/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $556,328.19 The purported property address is: 14 VERBENA CT OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 034- 490-025 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Aurora Loan Services 10350 Park Meadows Dr. Littleton CO 80124. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 1/- 11/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0107190 Title Order No. 08-8-409657 Investor/Insurer No. 1702526808 APN No. 086- 042-010-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/07/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: RAUL DESANTIAGO, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND, dated 10/07/2006 and recorded 10/17/- 06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0328315-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/05/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 126 WARREN WAY, PITTSBURG, CA, 94565. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $394,963.62. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 07/- 31/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-0194 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3400566 01/08/2010, 01/- 15/2010, 01/22/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 2010

to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Bank of the West 13505 California Street Attn: Foreclosure Department Omaha NE 68154. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 12/21/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3385067 01/- 08/2010, 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 2010

aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 1/7/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: (877) 908- 4357 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3378736 01/08/2010, 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 2010

THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3400098 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-228306-C Loan No. 0359247977 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/16/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: MARCUS JEFFERSON AND ANDREA JEFFERSON, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded 11/29/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0457765-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:1/- 22/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 542 SCUDERO CIRCLE PITTSBURG, CA 94565-0000 APN #: 085-252-052 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $387,188.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. T.S. No. GM-228306-C Loan No. 0359247977 ETS Services, LLC Date: 12/23/2009 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3369576 01/- 01/2010, 01/08/2010, 01/15/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 1, 8, 15, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-315336-TC Order # 090673882-CA-DCI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/26/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): PAULA C. STEAD , AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 10/3/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0312999-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/28/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $383,690.49 The purported property address is: 234 OAK VIEW LANE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 033-313-023 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions

to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to OneWest Bank, FSB 2900 Esperanza Crossing Austin TX 78758 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 1/7/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: (877) 908- 4357 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3378751 01/08/2010, 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 2010

and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 1/14/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3386888 01/- 15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010

BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3374855 01/- 08/2010, 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-294879-AB Order # 090463504-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/16/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): HAURI R SETIAWAN AND KATHLEEN A SETIAWAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 2/22/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0052510-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/- 28/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $568,319.54 The purported property address is: 112 CELSIA WAY OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 034-490- 006 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-314442-TC Order # 090667007-CA-DCI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/8/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): LOIS BERRY, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN AND SHARON SCHURKAMP, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 6/16/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0218637-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/- 28/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $305,792.39 The purported property address is: 531 O’HARRA AVE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 035- 116-006 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to OneWest Bank, FSB 2900 Esperanza Crossing Austin TX 78758 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-315250-BL Order # 090672970-CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/12/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): KEELA PAGE, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 4/19/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0115352-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/- 4/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $590,509.86 The purported property address is: 27 Puffin Circle Oakley, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037-480-009 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Litton Loan Servicing LP 4828 Loop Central Drive Houston TX 77081. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 1/- 5/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-7302727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: (800) 247- 9727 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-316994-TC Order # 090692573-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/6/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): MIGUEL LARA AND SILVIA LARA, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 3/14/- 2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0077002-00 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/- 5/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $383,317.88 The purported property address is: 4201 SALGADO AVENUE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 035-471-008 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Acqura Loan Services fka Strategic Recovery Group LLC 6500 International Parkway Suite 1500 Plano TX 75093 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee,

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-317309-CL Order # 221512 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/9/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): MARCIAL ALVARADO, JR, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 3/28/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0104113-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/- 29/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $354,199.87 The purported property address is: 1858 BABBE ST OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037- 124-004 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Aurora Loan Services 10350 Park Meadows Dr. Littleton CO 80124 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 1/4/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF Odisseus D. Berouklis Case Number P10-00002 1. To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: Odisseus D. Berouklis 2. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: Odysseus Berouklis, Jr. in the Superior Court of California, County of: Contra Costa 3. The Petition for Probate requests that: Odysseus Berouklis, Jr. be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. 4. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examinarion in the file kept by the court. 5. 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. 6. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: a. Date: 2/9/10 Time: 9 a.m. Dept: 61 b. Address of court: 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553-1201 7. 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. 8. If you are a creditor or 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 first issuance of letters as provide in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. 9. 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. 10. Petitioner/Attorney for petitioner (name): Odysseus Berouklis, Jr. In Pro Per, 2337 Hilliard Circle, Antioch, CA 94509 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Richard Zuelke and Jessica Murphy, 470 Delta Road, Oakley, CA 94561 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Richard Zuelke and Jessica Murphy FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-2019 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Jessica Murphy and Richard Zuelke filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Caileigh Anne Murphy to Proposed Name: Caileigh Anne Zuelke 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 2/1/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: OAKLEY PRESS b. Petitioners are to bring the birth certificate of the child to the hearing. Date: 12/14/09 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 25, 2009, January 1, 8, 15, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008881-00 The name of the business (es): The Main Event Coordinators Located at: 5000 Executive Parkway, Suite S510 In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Sylvia Chacon, 29927 Red Maple Court, Hayward, CA 94544; Maryann Cruz, 110 Montclair Place, San Ramon, CA 94583 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: Maryann Cruz This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 17, 2009 By: C. Garcia , Deputy Expires: December 17, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010


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ENTERTAINMENT OUT & ABOUT IN EAST COUNTY

For tickets and more information, visit www. elcampaniltheatre.com or call 925-7579500.

Music Friday, Jan. 15 Liberty Idol 2010 Liberty Leadership presents Liberty Idol 2010 at 7 p.m. in the school’s Allen E. Jones Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door and $5 for seniors and kids. All proceeds benefit the Kayla Shepard Memorial Fund.

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

Saturday, Jan. 16 Music Recital The Delta Branch of The Music Teacher’s Association of California presents student recitals at 3 p.m. at Los Medanos College’s Recital Hall. A second set of recitals takes place Sunday, Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, e-mail eric@ thompsonmusicstudio.com.

Tribute to Patsy Cline Joni Morris performs a tribute to country singer Patsy Cline at Antioch’s El Campanil Theatre. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $10 for youth.

Thursday, Jan. 21 Bowling Karaoke Superstar Contest Harvest Park Bowl of Brentwood hosts the International Bowling Karaoke Superstar Contest, one of the largest and most exciting karaoke competitions in the United States. Competitions are held every Thursday at 9:30 p.m. and conclude in the month of May. For more information, call 925-516-1221.

Saturday, Jan. 23 Music Fund Benefit Concert The Brentwood Concert Band and The Liberty High School Symphonic Band team up for the second annual benefit concert for the Bruce Stuart Music Fund, held at Liberty’s Allan E. Jones Performing Arts Center at 2 p.m. A reception follows the performance. Proceeds go toward developing young musicians. Donations are welcome.

Events Saturday, Jan. 16 Crab Feed The Boys and Girls Club in Pittsburg holds its 12th annual crab feed at 6 p.m. Tickets

HAPGOOD THEATRE COMPANY presents

by Stuart

Ross

with arrangements by James Raitt

Directed by Josy Miller with Musical Direction by Jeremy Messmer

January 15 - 31, 2010 Fridays @ 8pm, Saturdays @ 2pm & 8pm and Sundays @ 2pm at the Nick Rodriguez Theater in Antioch Tickets: $15-40 (depending on performance day & time; includes student & senior discounts) www.hapgoodtheatre.org or (925) 757-9500 FOREVER PLAID is produced through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com

To list an event, e-mail information to calendar@brentwoodpress.com one week prior to publication. Post events anytime at www.thepress.net. are $35. This is a non-alcoholic event. All funds support future programs for kids in the community. For tickets and more information, call 925-439-5933.

for adults, $22 for seniors and $35 for Gold Circle (first three rows). For more information, visit www.elcampaniltheatre.com or call 925-757-9500.

Sunday, Jan. 24 Bloomfield Barrel Tasting

Friday, Jan. 15 to Sunday, Jan. 31 ‘Forever Plaid’

Brentwood’s Co. Co. County Wine Co. hosts Bloomfield Vineyards’ barrel tasting from noon-4 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit www.bloomfieldvineyards.com.

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

Saturday, Feb. 6 Athletic Boosters Crab Feed

Saturday, Jan. 16 Elvis Tribute Dinner Show

The Liberty High Athletic Boosters Club holds its inaugural crab feed at Veterans Hall in Brentwood from 6-11 p.m. Tickets are $35. For more information, call Lynn at 925852-9213.

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

Shows Friday, Jan. 15 Stand-up Comedy Competition Come out to the El Campanil Theatre in Antioch at 8 p.m. and laugh with – and at – the Bay Area’s best up-and-coming comedians. Tickets are $25

Monday, Jan. 25 and Tuesday, Jan 26 ‘Pride and Prejudice’ Stage Right Conservatory Theatre, Inc. holds auditions for “Pride and Prejudice” at 5 p.m. at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center Theatre in Antioch. Auditions are open to actors ages 8-18. For more information and audition registration, visit www.srctgrp.org or call 925-216-4613.


JANUARY 15, 2010

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CALENDAR LOCAL EVENTS & SERVICE CLUBS

Events Saturday, Jan. 16 Green Aliens They live quietly among us, recognized by only a few. Meet some of these residents as you walk the Stewartville and Pittsburg Mine trails from 10 a.m.-noon. The walk is free and no registration is required. For more information, visit www.ebparks.org.

Somersville: The Historic Landscape Explore the site of Somersville, a thriving settlement in the 19th-century Mount Diablo Coalfield, using maps and historic photos. The exploring takes place from 1-3 p.m. For more information, visit www. ebparks.org.

Tuesday, Jan. 19 Dance Like the Stars The City of Antioch is accepting registrations for its Ballroom Dance class, held at the Prewett Family Park on Tuesdays, Jan. 19-Feb. 23 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. The fee is $47. For more information, call 925-779-7070.

Mystery Book Club The Oakley Library’s Mystery Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Copies of the upcoming books are available for check-out at the library. January’s book is “The Thin Man” by Dashiell Hammett. For more information, call 925625-2400.

Wednesday, Jan. 20 Delta Writers Club The Delta Writers Club holds its first meeting at the Brentwood Straw Hat Pizza, 6680 Lone Tree Way. A no-host social hour begins at 5 p.m.; a meeting follows from 6-8 p.m. Don Huntington will speak on “A Writer’s Life Is the Life for Me.” For more information, call 925-325-0934.

Sign-ups Basketball Sign-ups The Warrior Elite Basketball Program conducts sign-ups on Saturdays, Jan. 16 and 23 from noon-3 p.m. at Aladino’s Pizza in Discovery Bay for girls in sixth grade through varsity, and third-grade boys. For more information, e-mail Rob at premiersportswe@sbcglobal.net or visit www.eteamz.com.

East County Little League Late registration for the 2010 team takes place Saturdays, Jan. 16 and 23 from 8 a.m.3 p.m. at Oakley Elementary School. For more information, visit www.eastcountyll. org or call 925-625-6226.

Delta Baseball and Softball League Sign-ups for both teams are held Saturday, Jan 16 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 19 from 6-8 p.m. at the Antioch Indoor Sports Center, 1210 Sunset Drive. Bring proof of age. The fee ranges from $105-$200. For more information, call Mike at 925-754-6622 or e-mail mfurnary@eccta.org.

PONY Lady Blast 10U Several open spots are available for Brentwood’s premier girls fast-pitch organization, which is looking for girls who want to learn at a higher level of training. The final tryout is held this Sunday, Jan. 17 at 1

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p.m. at Adams Middle School’s upper field. For more information, e-mail ladyblast10u@ brentwoodpony.org.

Delta Diamonds 16U The Delta Diamonds hold tryouts on Sunday, Jan. 17 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Heritage High School’s varsity softball field. For more information, e-mail deltadiamonds@yahoo. com.

Trinity Titans Basketball This Brentwood-based boys basketball team for ages 11-13 will conduct two final tryouts. For dates, times and locations, call coach Mike at 925-392-3835 or e-mail coachmikek@gmail.com.

Brentwood Blast 14U This baseball team is looking for a few players to fill out its 2010 tournament roster. For tryout information, e-mail Bob at r8erfans@ sbcglobal.net.

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

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

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

Future Falcons Cheer Clinic Kindergarteners through eighth-graders are invited to attend the annual future Freedom Falcons basketball cheer clinic TuesdayThursday, Jan. 26-28 from 4-5:30 p.m. in Freedom’s upper gymnasium. The cost is $50 and registration forms are available in the front office a Freedom High. For more information, call Leslie at 510-304-2000.

On the Horizon A Spiritual Growing A series of workshops supporting sane living in these challenging times begins with “Anxiety and Spiritual Practice” on Saturday, Jan. 23 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Brentwood Community United Methodist Church. Come and learn several spiritual practices that might help you. For more information, call Alexis at 925-634-3136.

Delta Informal Gardeners Andrew Pierce of the Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District speaks on West Nile virus and other topics Monday, Jan. 25 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Brentwood United Methodist Church. All are welcome. For more information, call Jon at 925-240-6060 or visit www.deltainformalgardeners.org.

Body for Life Challenge

Church of Christ Blood Drive

The 12-week body transformation program follows an eating and fitness plan perfect for every lifestyle. Participants meet weekly or monthly to check in for weight, inches and support. Registration is required. Opening night is Monday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Delta Valley Athletic Club. For more information, call 925-240-5123.

The American Red Cross holds a blood drive Monday, Jan. 25 from 1:30-7:30 p.m. at the Church of Christ fellowship hall, 1020 E. Tregallas Road in Antioch. Call 800-448-3543 or visit www.helpsavealife.org to schedule an appointment. Enter a drawing for a 50inch plasma TV or a one-night stay at the Inn by the Lake in South Lake Tahoe.

Football and Cheer

Winter Reading Program

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

Read and review three books on a Curl Up With a Book reading log and submit for prizes beginning Jan. 25 at the Brentwood Library. Logs are available to students at the library. For more information, call 925-5165290 or visit www.ccclib.org.

East County Idol

The American Red Cross holds a blood drive Tuesday, Jan. 26 from 2-7:30 p.m. at the Lone Tree Golf Course meeting room, 4800 Golf Course Road in Antioch. Call 800448-3543 or visit www.helpsavealife.org to schedule an appointment. Enter a drawing for a 50-inch plasma TV or a one-night stay at the Inn by the Lake in South Lake Tahoe.

Applications are being accepted for the East County Idol competition. Auditions are held Saturdays, Feb. 27 and March 6 at Somersville Town Center. Applicants must be high school students residing in East County. For applications, stop by the Somersville Town Center information desk, visit www.antiochmusic.org or call Walter at 925-756-7628.

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

Nor Cal 18U Fast Pitch Softball Nor Cal has won its last four tournaments and is looking to replace a few players who are now too old to play in the league. For more information on tryout dates for the 2010 summer team, call 925-584-5979 or email dan9gom@aol.com.

City of Brentwood Accepting Waitlist Applications for First Time Homebuyer/Affordable Housing Program The City of Brentwood’s Housing Division is accepting waitlist applications from income qualified families who are interested in purchasing an affordable single- family home under the City’s First Time Homebuyer/Affordable Housing Program. Applicants must qualify as “low-income” and have a good credit score (no exceptions). The first 100 “low-income” waitlist applications will be accepted. Applications will be available on January 15, 2010 at the Community Development Department, 118 Oak Street, Brentwood during normal business hours or on line at www.ci.brentwood.ca.us. For more information please contact Sylvia Elias, Housing Division (925) 516-5305.

Antioch Blood Drive

Prepping Your Skis/Snowboard Let REI sports tech Andy show you how to tune and wax your skis/board for optimal performance in various snow conditions. You’ll experience easier turns, better grip and smoother glide. The free class is held Thursday, Jan. 28 from 7-8:30 p.m. For more information, call 925-513-3540.

Texas Hold ’em Night Soroptimist International of the Delta presents Texas Hold ’em Night on Friday, Jan. 29 at the Brentwood Senior Activity Center, 193 Griffith Lane. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; gaming begins at 6:30. Player tickets are $50. To reserve a seat, call Lynn at 925-6344913 or Treva at 925-516-2739.

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