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by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer A year marked by bad news on the crime front got a little better Tuesday night for Antioch police officers. The Antioch City Council approved the use of money freed up by vacancies within the Antioch Police Department to pay for five per diem officers, who would receive no benefits, plus three full-time cops. The police department is authorized a staff of 175.5, which includes patrol officers and community service officers (CSOs), but is operating with 61 vacancies. According to City Finance Director Dawn Merchant, six of these vacancies are budgeted for the upcoming fiscal year, so they can be filled. “I’m extremely happy that I’m seeing the support from not only the City Council and the city manager, but the community as a whole,” Chief Allan Cantando said. “Being able to move officers out of duties that were traditionally reserved for nonsworn personnel is going to free some officers to do some proactive work out there.”

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Alternating authority A ballot measure would rotate the mayor’s seat among City Council members. Page 3A

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ntioch Police Detective James McMurry serves up dinner to Chili’s diners Tiffany Pindel, Lorna Henderson, Mariah Henderson and Kristine Henderson as part of the Tip-A-Cop program. Antioch officers, serving as celebrity waiters, raised $1,139 for the Special Olympics.

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Clean water bill, ballot draw heat by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer

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Trash and debris have become a problem in East Bay waterways such as Oakley’s Big Break Lagoon, something the Community Clean Water Initiative aims to cure.

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A controversial measure that would tax homeowners to help clean up waterways has been getting dirty looks from voters. The proposed Community Clean Water Initiative is put forth by the Contra Costa Clean Water Program, operated by a consortium of the county and its 19 cities and towns. The initiative would represent a slight tax increase for county homeowners. Revenues would pay for the installation of trash filters and other efforts to eliminate waste. According to Program Manager Tom Dalziel, the tax is neces-

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sary in order to comply with state demands that water pollution be cut 40 percent by 2014 and 100 percent by 2022. “This is a phased effort,” Dalziel said. Residents in Antioch, Oakley and Brentwood would pay $12 annually over the 10-year life of the program ($6 for parcels smaller than 5,000 square feet). If passed, the measure would raise roughly $8 million in fiscal year 2012-13. The initiative requires a simple majority to pass. Instead of putting such a measure on the general or special election ballot, the consortium opted to see Water page 15A

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Pat McHenry of the East Contra Costa Historical Society readies the dilapidated, 19th-century Byron Hot Springs omnibus for transport after its discovery in a local barn. In addition to passengers, the former Byron Hot Springs omnibus was also an official US Mail transport.

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Once upon a time, stagecoaches were considered one of the classiest ways to travel through East County. It’s hard to imagine what this area would have looked like as horse-drawn carriages powered down rural roads, but the East Contra Costa Historical Society hopes to give

locals some insight. The Society plans to restore a 130-year-old omnibus that once transported tourists to the Byron Hot Springs. The carriage was built by the famous Studebaker Brothers, whose wagon-making company would later be known for quality automobiles. Although the oak frame and passenger compartment are intact, the fabric-lined roof, wooden wheels

and upholstery are in shreds. The dilapidated artifact didn’t seem worth saving decades ago when its owner intended to reduce the omnibus to firewood. Luckily, members of the pioneering Rodriguez family, which still resides in Byron, happened to be passing by as the omnibus was about to meet its fate in a burn pile. The Rodriguezes asked the owner if they could take it, and for more

than 60 years, the decaying omnibus has been resting in a storage shed on Hoffman Lane in Byron, quietly waiting to be rediscovered. The Rodriguez family donated the carriage remains to the historical society last September. “It turns out that this precious piece of history was hiding in someone’s shed see Carriage page 11A

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Feeling wonder-full Yogi Berra used to say you can observe a lot just by watching, and I have. I’ve learned enough to be able to figure out why most things happen, or at least devise a plausible theory. But there are some things I still wonder about. Some are unfathomable; others ON are just silly. EADLINE For example, I just came across a Facebook poll asking what types of seafood I like, with a list of choices I could check. The silly thing I wonder about is RICK why the choice at the LEMYRE very top of the list is “All of the above.” The sillier thing is that it leads the voting. As an example of the unfathomable, I wonder what goes on in the head of some people just before they go shopping dressed the way they do. We’ve all seen them, sometimes at Walmart: the spectacular abuse of Spandex, the pajama bottoms that look like they’ve been washed a thousand times but not since Y2K, or a couple of soiled bedroom slippers that might have been a pair many years ago but are now home to individual colonies of bacteria large enough to assert their independence. At some point, probably about the time they grabbed their car keys, the

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person must have felt at least a fleeting awareness of what they were wearing, and made the decision “this is fine.” How could they decide that? Were there absolutely no alternatives? Like maybe a boat cover? Sometimes I wonder about the Postal Service. I recently made a donation to the USO, and they sent me an American flag in appreciation. It got caught in some postal machinery, though, and arrived mangled, ready for immediate retirement. The Postal Service re-packaged it and delivered it along with a note expressing its sincere apologies, and reassuring me that they were constantly working to improve their systems so that “even such a rare occurrence as this one” can be avoided. Hey, stuff happens. What I wonder, though, is why they would send a note whose last line, in full, goes “Again, we regret any inconvenience caused and we look forward to providing you.” Methinks the quality control unit is in need of some quality control. My family and I all wonder why I turn right so often, and why I’m almost always wrong. I know it’s because I usually don’t know where I’m going, but you’d think that just by the law of averages, turning right instead of left would be correct 50 percent of the time. Not for me. And you’d think that by now I’d have learned to stop and figure it out be-

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fore I leave or at least slow down to think about it before I get to the intersection. Nope, I just roll on up and hang a right as if there were no other option. I’m sure there’s a reason, probably something that happened in my childhood. And why do containers of condiments turn invisible when exposed to the light inside a refrigerator? Crowded way in the back of my fridge (I think) is an ever-increasing collection of jars holding a few banana wax peppers, some crushed garlic or a single floating pickle. There’s some hot dog relish and probably some olives and artichoke hearts, too, and for a long time there were few pimentos, but I think those are gone now. It’s hard to say what’s in there because I can’t see any of it. At least once a day I stand in front of the fridge studying its contents, and yet I remain utterly unaware of what’s there. Sometimes when I’m in the grocery store and I know I need some of that stuff, I’ll pause, scratch my head, and actually try to remember what we have and how old it might be. Then I’ll chuckle softly at the futility of it all and buy some more. Lastly, I wonder why I don’t get credit for the 36,575 times that I did put the toilet seat down instead of just the two or three times someone fell in because I didn’t. I guess that one sort of answers itself. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Army on the move The public is invited to celebrate the relocation and dedication of the Salvation Army Antioch Corps’ new building at 620 E. Tregallas Road in Antioch on Sunday, March 4 at 3 p.m. The renowned Salvation Army brass band will play, and refreshments will be served. In attendance will be Salvation Army territorial and divisional leaders plus members of the Antioch Chamber of Commerce and Salvation Army Advisory Board. The Chamber will conduct a ribbon cutting to celebrate the relocation and dedication

of the new facility, and new members of the Advisory Board will be installed. The event also features a tour of the new site and music will be performed by the Antioch High School choir. The newly remodeled facility will enable the Antioch Corps to expand its current programming, which includes the Afterschool Club, the yearly Community Easter Hunt, and the eight-week summer day camp, which begins in June. For more information, call Maj. Jackie Smith at 925-778-0808, ext. 12.

Zumba fundraiser for vets The community is invited to support local veterans at a Zumba party fundraiser on Friday, March 2 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Veterans Hall, 757 First St. in Brentwood. Admission is $10. Attendees

will enjoy the party atmosphere and burn lots of calories while supporting a good cause. For more information, call Karina at 925-437-8024 or e-mail karinadugand@hotmail.com.

BEN = CASH BUYERS? The “Ben� I’m talking about above is Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve. He announced recently that the Federal Reserve is aiming to keep interest rates low through the end of 2014. So what has that got to do with real estate? Plenty, in my opinion. It’s driving a frenzy of cash buyers into the marketplace like I’ve never seen. Mortgage rates have been dropping the last few years to nearly historically low levels. That is helping drive some buyers back into the market to buy homes because they can qualify, but not at the rate we’ve seen in the past. This could be due to tougher underwriting, or pessimism from buyers, or damaged credit scores. But the biggest increase has been in 100% cash buyers, not buyers getting financing. One big reason is that along with mortgage rates, rates on savings accounts, CDs, etc. are also plummeting. So this lowrate environment is really punishing savers. It’s not very exciting to get .4% (please note the decimal point) on your cash. So

Church hosts fish fry The Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Knights of Columbus continues its tradition of cooking fish dinners every Friday during Lent. Attendees can enjoy the Friday fish fry through March 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. – in the parish hall or by driving through the lot and taking the meal home.

that is driving many people, both foreign and domestic, to put their cash to work by buying real estate and then renting it out. While you have the challenges of being a landlord, at least you can hope to get a higher rate of return on your cash, and then also hopefully enjoy some appreciation in the future. On top of the low rates on savings accounts, you also have all the upheaval and uncertainty across the globe, which is sending foreign investors here in droves as a safe haven. They look at the collapse in our real estate prices as a buying opportunity. So if you are a pre-approved FHA 3.5% down buyer, or even a 20% down buyer with conventional financing, don’t be surprised to get beat out quite often by 100% cash buyers, especially in the lower price ranges. If you have questions on this or any other real estate topic, call me at (925) 240-MOVE (6683). To search the MLS for free and view virtual tours of homes for sale, go to: www.SharpHomesOnline.com. Sharp Realty – Advertisement

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tudents at Pioneer Elementary School recently marshaled their cerebral forces at the Odyssey of the Mind’s regional competition. The third-grade team, coached by Naomi Longoria and Jen Armatis, included Ella Simone, Kayla Longoria, Malia Yancey, Xander Armatis and Reed Schmitt. The fourth-grade team, coached by Maria Diaz and Dee Finazzo, featured Alex Emery, Emily Eaton, Emily Diaz, Enrique Pasos, Emily Finazzo, Adam Chan and Nyla Lampkin. The fifth-grade team, coached by Erik Pakin, included Daniel Simone, Riley Pathe, Sierra Hinds, Max Waechter, Zack Pakin, Matthew Wieland and Enrico Manding. The fifth-grade team placed second in its division and advances to the state competition later this month.

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elta Vista Middle School seventh-grader Jennifer Swafford, 12, recently turned in approximately 13,000 pennies, nearly ďŹ lling a 5-gallon water jug, as part of the Pennies for Patients fundraiser, which beneďŹ ts the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Elementary, middle and high school students throughout the country have raised more than $100 million since the program began in 1994. Nice work, Jennifer!

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“Show me the money!� - A notorious saying in some circles, but always referenced back to the 1996 Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooding, Jr., film, Jerry Mcguire. In the film it was said first by Cuba Gooding Jr. while he made the most important financial decision of his family’s life. For anyone being foreclosed, or being threatened with foreclosure, here in California, “Show me the note!� is the battle cry for fighting the foreclosure. On two recent occasions in California restraining orders have been in place to stop foreclosure proceedings because the lender(s) were not to the provide the bankruptcy courts the documentation needed to prove they truly owned the note – therefore they could not prove they had the right to foreclose on the property in question. With the very recently released Office of Thrift Supervision study, announced by managing director Grovetta Gardineer, providing evidence that 55% of all “modified loans� redefault within the first six months, it’s truly relevant to begin discussions on alternative ways of saving your home. Since California permits foreclosure proceedings to begin without the homeowner represented by legal counsel, for anyone in foreclosure, or threatened with foreclosure, it’s come to a point where hiring, or at least looking into, legal counsel should be a serious thought. Instead of paying for a loan modification that promises no finish line, or exact results, why not at the very least investigate the idea of a real estate attorney, or a bankruptcy attorney to save your home? Quoting from yet another film, this time the 1972 classic, The Godfather, “every great wealth comes from a great crime.� The very same lenders, brokerages, and trading firms that made hundreds of

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millions (in some cases, billions) from the housing boom, are also the same sloppy companies that apparently did not pay enough attention to the details – such as the needed documentation to confirm ownership of many mortgage notes. With over $810 billion in mortgages converted into securities and made available for trading in 2006 it is not becoming apparent in the courts that not every lender executed the proper paperwork to transfer some of those mortgages to the investors who thought they bought them, and so now those investors are being told by the courts they cannot foreclose on those loans! Simply stated, if the party trying to foreclose can’t provide proof they own the note on your home, how can they possibly call said note due and retain ownership of the collateral, thus foreclosing on your family? In court, by law, if they lender cannot provide the needed documentation - the original note – within 5 years of it being requested (5 years is the statute of limitation for these cases) than the homeowner is free of any obligation on the mortgage. As former federal bankruptcy Judge Glen Ayers stated, banks looking to reap the benefit of the note “may not be able to show the judge they have the right to foreclose.� More and more Judges nationwide are taking a page out of Johnny Depp’s book while they tell lender’s to “forget about it� just as he did in the 1997 film, Donnie Brasco! Regardless of how this topic affects you directly, it’s truly important that you’re informed and aware of the conversations taking place around you. As always, I welcome all questions and or concerns pertaining to real estate lending on my cell phone, 925-726-1444, or via email, tfreymortgages@yahoo.com. – Advertisement

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Teacher of the Year accepts honor by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer

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Kristin Ortega, center, with Discovery Bay Chamber of Commerce President Rita Caruso and Byron Union School District Superintendent Ken Jacopetti at this week’s chamber mixer where Ortega was officially recognized as Teacher of the Year. tion of their efforts, participating school districts select their Teacher of the Year representatives. Representatives come from each of the 16 school districts as well as the Contra Costa Community College District and the Contra Costa County Office of Education.

The winner of the county program goes on to represent Contra Costa in the state competition. While proud of her accolades, Ortega views the award as more of a group accomplishment. “I was completely shocked and honored

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East County residents can help raise money for education by recycling their e-waste for free. The Liberty Union High School District Education Foundation, in conjunction with Blue Star Electronics, LLC, will be on hand at The Streets of Brentwood (in the parking lot behind Ulta) on Saturday, March 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to collect e-waste. Participants can bring computer monitors, LCD/LED monitors and TVs, plasma TVs, computers, hard drives, computer peripherals, laptops, DVD players, VCRs, printers, scan-

Oakley kindergarten It’s time to schedule appointments for kindergarten registration. Children entering kindergarten must turn 5 on or before Nov. 1, 2012. Parents must bring to registration proof of birth (birth certificate, passport or baptismal certificate), a complete and up-to-date immunization record and proof of residency (a picture ID and two original documents such as vehicle registration, property tax bill or rental/lease agreement). Registration will be held at: • Vintage Parkway Elemen-

tary on Thursday, March 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (925625-6800). • Iron House Elementary on Thursday and Friday, March 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (925-625-6825). • Oakley Elementary on Friday, March 9: from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (925-625-7050). • Laurel Elementary on Monday, March 12 from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. (925-625-7090). • Gehringer Elementary on Friday, March 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (925-6257070).

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2011 was a year of firsts for Kristin Ortega. Not only did the Discovery Bay Elementary School teacher and 49er cheerleading coach get engaged; she became a homeowner, saw her team make it to the playoffs and won the Byron Union School District’s Teacher of the Year award. Big year? You bet. “Yeah, it was a good year,” laughed Ortega, 28. “It has all been pretty remarkable.” The Discovery Bay Chamber of Commerce thought so too and honored the firstgrade teacher at a special ceremony this week. Ortega couldn’t pick up her award at the State of the Town event in January – in which Teachers of the Year are traditionally recognized – because she was coaching her cheerleaders for the playoffs. So the chamber brought the award to her. “We were just so thrilled to be able to honor her,” said Chamber President Rita Caruso, who also presented Ortega with proclamations from Supervisor Mary Piepho and Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan. “She’s very deserving.” In Contra Costa County, more than 8,200 teachers educate approximately 167,000 public school students. In recogni-

by the award,” said Ortega, who was a 49er cheerleader from 2004-08 and is now their head cheerleading coach. “But everyone puts in their time here and we work very closely as a team. This is really for everyone.” Ortega credits her success in the classroom to creating “high expectations” for her students combined with equal parts of support and encouragement. “When you set the bar high, they will always strive to reach it,” said Ortega. “They want to do well and they want to please you, especially at this age. And it works. I have great kids.” To win Teacher of the Year is an honor for any teacher, but to have garnered the award on the first nomination after being a classroom teacher for only six years is, according to Byron School District Superintendent Ken Jacopetti, remarkable. “Although Kristin has been in our district for only six years, her positive attitude and integrity has made her an integral part of the team,” said Jacopetti. “We’ve all had teachers in our lives that we remember, and Kristin is that kind of person. We’re very proud of her.” So, how to top 2011? “Well, I’m getting married this year,” said Ortega. “That’s the only way I could make it a better year than last.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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The Byron Hot Springs omnibus participated in local parades in years gone by before ending up deteriorating in an East County barn.

Carriage from page 4A all this time,” said Historical Society President Ginny Karlberg. “It’s more than 130 years old. It doesn’t look like much now, but in its day, it was the form of transportation that took tourists from the railroad depot to the Hot Springs. Even restored, you won’t find many of these in museums today.” In its glory days, the omnibus was a nine-seat stagecoach used by the Byron Hot Springs to transport guests to and from the resort. The Byron Hot Springs was the prime tourist attraction in East County back in the late 19th century. The mineral springs were believed to exert healing powers that could cure anything from gout to ailments of the kidneys and liver. People from all over the United States and Europe flocked to the springs for a chance to indulge in the healing waters. The Byron Hot Springs resort opened in 1865, and a hotel was built there in 1878. Rooms were available for $5 a day; $6 if you wanted your personal bathtub. Salt baths costs 50 cents and mud baths $1. Guests who felt like splurging could pay $1.50 for a massage. Guests were invited to soak in the mineral waters to soften skin or drink the waters as a way to purify the bloodstream. Some women believed the waters even helped them shed unwanted pounds. The omnibus was used by the hotel

“ It turns out that this precious piece of history was hiding in someone’s shed all this time.

ECCHS President Ginny Karlberg even after the Byron Hot Springs railroad depot opened in 1878, but the advent of the automobile made the carriage obsolete. The Byron Hot Springs Hotel closed in 1938. While the property and the omnibus changed hands many times over the years, the owners could never muster the funds to restore the springs to its glory days. Karlberg said the ECCHS plans to restore the omnibus, but securing funding and all the authentic parts could take years. Despite the challenges, Karlberg’s husband Tim is up for the challenge. “This is a historical treasure in the rough,” Tim said. “We are so very excited to be given the opportunity to restore her (the omnibus) to her original, magnificent condition.” Those interested in supporting the omnibus restoration project should contact Ginny Karlberg at 925-513-1281. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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EMPLOYEES AND FACEBOOK/TWITTER: BE CAREFUL! Facebook, Twitter, and “social media” look like they are here to stay, but what are the rules in the workplace? Which posts do employers have to allow? Which posts can legally get you fired? Knowing the rules of this game is becoming more critical as the popularity of social media websites continues to grow. But it’s tricky. Not surprisingly, the law has not caught up with the use of social media and the “rules” therefore continue to morph over time, depending on who has chimed in most recently. The best guidance therefore tends to be specific examples. Here’s a few: 1. Employee complains on Facebook that she was passed over for a promotion, the business is mismanaged, and she has not received a pay raise in three years. Three co-workers participate in the conversation. The complaining employee is fired and the co-workers are disciplined. The termination and discipline were determined to be unlawful. 2. Employee posts a Facebook message complaining about a co-worker and that she was about to “beat him.” The employee was suspended. This discipline was deemed lawful. 3. An employee handbook stating employees could only discuss terms and conditions of employment in an “appropriate manner” was determined to be unlawful. A common misconception is that anything said on the Internet is protected speech under the First Amendment. Not so for a variety of reasons. Employees should also be aware (and employers should consider) that social media can legally in some instances be used for background checks

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so long as certain requirements are met. Another troubling aspect of all of this is when and how email, voicemail, and social media is privacy protected and when it is not. Employers and employees continue to be shocked and dismayed when they run afoul of these “rules” because frankly some make sense and others simply do not. All employers should adopt and enforce policies on social media use before they are forced to react to a particular situation; and that situation will occur as the use of social media continues to grow in popularity. And employees that use social media should beware of how it can be used against you, and probably when you least expect it. For more assistance or information tailored to your particular situation or business, contact Rhonda Shelton Kraeber, Esq. at Alvis Frantz and Associates, (925) 516-1617 or Rhonda@ alvisfrantzlaw.com. As the only employment law specialist in East Contra Costa County, I have been assisting employers and employees with all aspects of the employer-employee relationship for more than 20 years.

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East County to vote on 10-year fire tax by Rick Lemyre Staff Writer The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) Board voted unanimously Monday to add a 10-year sunset clause to its proposed $197 annual parcel tax, and send it to the voters on June 5. The decision reverses a 6-3 straw vote on Feb. 6 to continue the tax indefinitely. Directors who had previously voted in favor of the open-ended tax said Monday that they still preferred a permanent fix to the district’s $2.8 million annual budget shortfall, but that feedback from the public clearly supported a sunset. “When I first took office, I made a promise to myself that I would not be like public officials who don’t listen to the public,” said ECCFPD Director and Brentwood City Councilman Steve Barr. “My opinion is going to take second seat to that.” The tax will require a two-thirds majority to pass, and directors agreed with members of the public who spoke at the meeting that it would be difficult to reach that threshold even with the sunset clause. Director Jim Frazier of the Oakley City Council said the sunset was appropriate, and that the public deserved a chance to weigh in on the job the district had done with its money after 10 years. “We actually need more money than this, but we can make a fair amount of progress with a 10-year sunset,” he said. “If the public approves, they can extend it or make it less, or they can revoke it.” Prior to the vote, the tax received the endorsement of the 450-member United Professional Fire Fighters Union Local 1230, which represents ECCFPD firefighters.

“We are 100 percent behind this and our membership is ready to roll,” said Gil Guerrero of Local 1230. “We will be out there selling this, giving it everything we have. This is important for all the communities of East Contra Costa.” The tax would apply to all parcels in the 250-square-mile ECCFPD, which includes Brentwood, Oakley, Discovery Bay, Byron, Knightsen, Bethel Island and Morgan Territory. The measure includes an annual cost-of-living increase up to 3 percent per year. If passed, the tax will allow the district to avoid laying off half its 48 firefighters and closing three of its six remaining stations. Two stations were closed in 2010 to cut costs as district revenue shrank with plummeting property tax revenue. The tax would allow the district to staff all engines with the industry-standard three firefighters. Two stations are currently staffed with two. It would also allow implementation of a district paramedic program. ECCFPD firefighters now provide Basic Life Saving (BLS) medical care. Advanced Life Saving (ALS) service is currently provided separately by American Medical Response. Passage would also open a seventh station in 2016, and immediately begin replenishing depleted funds for maintaining stations and replacing vehicles and equipment. Fire Chief Hugh Henderson said public information meetings would continue in the coming weeks. The district has already conducted 18 community meetings explaining the need for the tax and the consequences if new revenue is not found. The district is now dependent on reserves that will run out in July. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

Discovery Bay set to celebrate Earth Day by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer

As Earth Day approaches, towns and communities around the globe are gearing up to get their green on. In Discovery Bay the process is already underway. “We are in the planning stages and the excitement and momentum is amazing,” said Discovery Bay General Manager Rick Howard. “This is a great event that will show the community how to be energy efficient, conserve natural resources and do it in a way that is fun and educational.” Held the day before the official commemoration on April 22, the Earth Day 2012 Town of Discovery Bay Family Festival is slated for April 21 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Slifer Park. The inaugural event – hosted in conjunction with the town and the Discov-

ery Bay Chamber of Commerce – is free to the public and offers an abundance of opportunities for residents to celebrate the environment while paying it forward for future generations. Festivities include the planting of 100 trees (donated by developer D.R. Horton) at various locations throughout the community, opportunities to work on the town’s groundbreaking wetlands project, a variety of kids activities, and vendor booths featuring organic fruits and vegetables. “This is something that will be a fun family event but will also be beneficial to our community,” said Howard. “It is also a great opportunity for families to come out and spend the day planting trees and working in our wetlands. And at the end of the day they will have made a nice commitment to the environment and the community.”


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Less talk, more enforcement Editor: As a 30-plus-year resident, I have seen Antioch become the new Dodge City of East County. I don’t think Antioch needs another Town Hall meeting; the problems of violence and crime are self evident. Solutions: Mayor Davis and council need to provide strong leadership to establish a zero-tolerance policy for all crime, fully fund the Antioch Police Force (public safety must come first) and establish a real code-compliance program with real financial penalties for banks, mortgage companies and slumlords. This can all go forward with the $1 million gift Antioch is about to receive from GenOn. Please, no more meetings. It’s time for real leadership to attack Antioch’s crime wave and blight head-on! Greg Feere Antioch

Not naive, just overtaxed Editor: I am writing this in response to Debra Marlow, the police officer’s wife residing in Brentwood. She rebutted my prior writing to the editor that, amongst other things, stated my feelings that the police of Antioch are overcompensated both in current pay and in retirement benefits, to the considerable detriment of the taxpayers who pay their freight. With the exception of the royalty amongst us, namely our police (and firefighters, I should add), none of the taxpayers are now drawing, or ever will draw, the obscene compensation packages our City Council and administrators have bestowed upon these chosen few. I am not sure of the exact wording of a motion passed by the Antioch City Council some years back, but it is to the effect that Antioch will keep its police officers at something like within the top two or three in Contra Costa County in

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pay and benefits. Maybe that’s why Antioch police have paid, I believe, 0 percent, nothing, nada, zero toward their own retirement packages up until a year or so ago, at which time they began paying a paltry 3 percent of their gross pay. Wow, industry workers paid 6.2 percent FICA and that was matched equally by their employers up until last year, when Congress passed a temporary reduction to 4.2 percent to put more money back into the economy. When I was a firefighter, I paid 9 percent of my pay to CALPERS, plus at least as much was paid by my employer. We then received a 60-percent pension after working 30 years. How in the world is it fair to compensate those who serve us as police and fire personnel to a level which none of us can ever hope to attain? Retirement pay of 90 to 100 percent (and more) as a benefit is obscene at best and, in fact, is morally and economically incomprehensible; no public entity can remain solvent while effectively continuing to carry forever on its payroll all police and firefighters that have ever been in their employ. The only other royalty amongst us besides police and fire that we have in California is our congressional delegation to the U.S. Congress. They are eligible for 100 percent of their pay as retirement after serving as little as one term in office. Insanity, indeed, reigns supreme in the USA. This is exactly the reality that now faces virtually every government jurisdiction within the State of California. Either a tax jurisdiction now has to jack its tax rates out of sight, or gain concessions from those who due to the incompetence

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of its administrators are being obscenely and unsustainably overcompensated, or file for bankruptcy, as happened in Vallejo some time back. Naturally, as is common in politics, some people when confronted with an unpleasant charge or accusation find that it is better to ignore the facts of the matter and resort to hysterics and superfluous banter, as has Debra Marlow. The fact that she has lost her job has no bearing whatsoever on what the compensation package of her husband, a police officer, is or should be. An important fact for Debra Marlow to understand is that, if there were no recession/depression at all, and housing prices were still at bubble levels, the City of Antioch and all other jurisdictions in the state providing police and fire protection would still be facing bankruptcy because of this very real issue: police and fire are unjustly overcompensated. Oh, and there are clearly hundreds, if not thousands, of candidates who will happily apply for open police jobs in Antioch, even though there will be a two-tier compensation package in effect, with the new hires getting dramatically less than their royal counterparts, who are now employed here. In all likelihood, we will then have police officers pitted against each other, even as we now have taxpayers pitted against other taxpayers, all brought on by the city’s unwise use of the MelloRoos tax path to quick and dirty subdivisions. Can you imagine wage and benefit negotiations with two distinctly differently compensated police groups sitting at the bargaining table? Clearly the only naivety to be found

between me and Debra Marlow rests within herself and some city administrators. At least that’s the way it appears from my overtaxed Antioch abode. James C. Morris Antioch

Add downtown amenities Editor: As I’ve watched the progress of the Downtown Brentwood Revitalization since moving to the area about seven months ago, it’s become a bit challenging to remain optimistic about how the downtown area will look when the project is complete. I was really hoping to see a downtown designed in Brentwood along the lines of some of the beautiful downtown areas in the Bay Area where I’ve lived previously, such as Livermore, Pleasanton, Danville and Walnut Creek, and had hoped that those responsible for the Brentwood project were planning a downtown area that would be similar in design and amenities to the aforementioned successful “downtowns.” What I’ve noticed about these areas that I’ve yet to see in downtown Brentwood (or just about anywhere in Brentwood, really) are a few things that make all the difference: tall, mature shade trees, large decorative fountains and plenty of visually appealing lighting. I sincerely hope downtown Brentwood ends up looking as nice as these other downtowns within the Bay Area, so I don’t have to continue driving to one of these other cities to enjoy downtown shopping, dining and walking. Deborah Hinds Brentwood

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ay Valley Athletic League basketball teams have advanced deep into the North Coast Section playoffs. Above right, Freedom junior center Ramiro Contreras battles with a Liberty player for a rebound in second-round action. Above left, Deer Valley senior guard Monique Mulder maneuvers between two Amador Valley Dons during the Wolverines’ second-round victory. Deer Valley and Freedom’s boys teams squared off in the semifinals on Wednesday, while Deer Valley’s girls team faced Mission San Jose and Heritage’s girls squad tangled with Berkeley. Read recaps at www.thepress.net. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/thepress_sports for scoring updates of the finals.

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Same faces make Wolverines a tennis favorite by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer This year’s Deer Valley boys tennis team looks much like last year’s squad – high hopes and an Ahmad at the top of the singles ladder. Senior Zahid Ahmad, who takes over the No. 1 slot from his older brother Abid, has set his sights on continued domination of the Bay Valley Athletic League. Last season, Zahid went undefeated throughout league play and made it deep into the North Coast Section tournament as a doubles player. The Wolverines return several athletes from last year’s league title team, including five of its six singles players – Ahmad, junior Cameron Yee, senior Zac Grosser, junior Jeremy Gonzales and senior Adam Alemneu. Deer Valley maintained the solidarity of its doubles pairings as well. The top duo of juniors Jeremy Rotman and Michael Djaja are back. One notable newcomer is No. 2 singles player Zac Ea, a freshman who has been impressive in preseason. “We’re headed down the right road,” head coach Brian Richardson said. “We just have to keep our focus.” Deer Valley is already turning some heads after claiming victories over non-league schools such as De La Salle and Berkeley.

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Deer Valley senior Adam Alemneu returns a shot during Monday’s practice. Alemneu is one of five returning singles players for the Wolverines. Richardson believes the rugged preseason schedule makes the Wolverines battle-tested as league play starts. Heritage Heritage, one of the top teams in the league last season, is starting nearly from scratch this year. The Patriots lost 11 of the 12 varsity athletes from last year’s team to graduation. The one returning player is No. 2

singles athlete Adam Tamura, a junior. What the Patriots lack in varsity experience, they make up for in talent. At the top of the singles ladder is freshman Trevor Samuda. Head coach Mike Carmen said Samuda, the brother of 2010 BVAL girls champion Arlesha Samuda, is already one of the most seasoned athletes on the team. Samuda already owns a title, winning

the recent Richards/Kelly Memorial Tournament in Oakley. Another freshman to watch is Worku Ousman, Heritage’s No. 5 singles athlete. “It’s nice because we’ll have them for a long time,” Carmen said of his younger players. “I’m hoping we can surprise a lot of people and hopefully compete for a league title.” Seniors Josiah Younger and Adam Neilson comprise the Patriots’ top doubles squad. Both played for Heritage’s junior varsity squad, and Carmen is excited to see what they can do this season. Freedom Freedom senior Justin Monge, who got a taste of the No. 1 slot last season, returns to the top spot fully in his possession. Falcons head coach Steve Amaro said Monge has shown the ability to lead by example and put in the necessary work. Amaro feels that the team’s strength is its singles ladder, led by Monge. A few new athletes have a chance to compete for Freedom this season. Senior David Moe, whose sister Michelle starred for the Falcons a few years ago, could impress out of the No. 5 singles slot. Freshman singles player Seth Dike has also done well in preseason. Amaro is excited for senior Jarrelle Tramsee Tennis page 21A


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Liberty junior Austin Solari pins Exeter’s Brandon Akers during the Lou Bronzan Invitational earlier this year. Solari took third place at NCS.

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Local wrestlers head to Bakersfield by Michael Dixon Correspondent Bay Valley Athletic League wrestlers made a name for themselves in several ways at last weekend’s North Coast Section tournament. Led by Antioch senior Kyle Clark, who won the 220-pound division, seven BVAL athletes placed in the top four in their weight class, which was required to advance to the state tournament. Clark defeated College Park’s Alex Encarnacion 10-3 in the finals. The top local team was Liberty, which placed four grapplers in the top four, good enough for a third-place finish. “Going in, I would have been happier with anything better than a fifth place, but we got a banner, which was good for the kids,” Lions head coach Greg Chappel said, referring to the flag that will now decorate the gym at Liberty. “The kids wrestling on that Saturday had big matches after big matches.”

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Liberty will send to the state tournament sophomore Devon Lyle (second, 106 pounds), junior Austin Solari (third, 126 pounds), senior Jacob Thompson-Zanarini (second, 132 pounds), senior Xavier Johnson (third, 138 pounds) and senior Zack Hanson (second, 170 pounds). Joining them will be Clark, as well as Heritage sophomore Joey Vigil, who placed fourth at 106 pounds, losing to Lyle in the quarterfinals before bouncing back. Clark’s performance ended his injuryplagued season on an upbeat note. It also gave him his first NCS title – last season he lost in the tournament finals. Clark’s run to this season’s finals was dominant: he won his matches 21-3, 19-2, 18-3, 15-3, and 10-3 in the final. After Liberty, the next best BVAL team was Freedom, which finished 13th. Sophomore Ricky Coster’s fifth-place performance in the 126-pound division was the closest the Falcons came to qualifying a wrestler for state. Rounding out the BVAL’s team contest

was Heritage (29th), Antioch (35th), Pittsburg (tied, 36th) and Deer Valley (56th). The seven remaining grapplers head to this weekend’s state tournament at the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. Since the tournament is loaded with the best wrestlers from the most populous state in the nation, Chappel knows better than to speculate about what will happen. “It wouldn’t kill me if our guys didn’t do that well,” Chappel said. “But they just have to get in there on that first day and get a good feeling – and anything can happen.” If not, then they need to come back the next day and go one match at a time.” Antioch’s Clark will take on Clovis West’s Cortes Morales in the first round, while Heritage’s Vigil will go up against Johnson Mai from North Torrance. Liberty’s Thompson-Zanarini opposes Woodland’s Michael Lopez, and Hanson will clash with Tyler Gil or Orland. Teammates Lyle, Solari and Johnson received first-round byes. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

Led by Pittsburg senior Lachae Banks, four local girls competed at the California Interscholastic Federation wrestling tournament in Lemoore. Banks, a 235-pound senior, placed eighth in her weight class. She lost her first match to Alana O’Neill of Terra Nova, but claimed victories over Magnolia’s America Martinez, Lancaster’s Cecilia Diaz, and San Benito’s Athena McGoff. In the final rounds, Banks fell to McLane’s Anissa Hernandez and once again to O’Neill in the seventh-place showdown. Teammate Desirae Coniglio, a 114-pound junior, beat Northview’s Devinie Elizando in the opening round, but lost to Bethel’s Ricki Lian in the first round of the consolation bracket. Liberty was represented by talented grappler Kristina Diaz, finishing her final season as a Lion. Diaz defeated Charter Oak’s Maria Hernandez in the first round, but fell to eventual second-place finisher Emily Ducote of Los Gatos in the next bout. Bear River’s Darlene Julian beat Diaz in the consolation bracket. Heritage sophomore Lania Aguayo put in a solid performance at state and showed promise for her final two years as a Patriot. After losing to Lancaster’s Anna Divins in the first round, she toppled Pioneer Valley’s Shyla Espinoza and West Covina’s Justine Steward in the consolation bracket. Her day ended in a loss to Ripon’s Hailey Owens.


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by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer Trevor Samuda is only a freshman, but he’s already worked his way to the top of the Heritage tennis ladder. Samuda also worked his way to the top of the bracket at the Richards/Kelly Memorial Tournament at Diamond Hills Sports Club in Oakley. He claimed the title in the singles bracket, defeating St. Patrick/ St. Vincent’s Jordan Jenkins 6-4, 6-2. Although the St. Patrick/St. Vincent Bruins, from Vallejo, fell in the singles division, they succeeded in the doubles bracket. Their No. 1 pair, Hinson and Ricky Leung, claimed the title by defeating teammates Christian Lu and Kenneth Lapuz. The tournament drew teams from across Northern California, including four of the six Bay Valley Athletic League schools plus teams from San Leandro, Rosemont and Tracy. Heritage’s Samuda faced a tough road the finals. He began by beating San Leandro’s William Yeung 10-1 and St. Patrick/ St. Vincent’s Tommy Purcell 10-0. In the quarterfinals, Samuda dismissed Antioch senior Ikram Najib 10-3, then defeated Freedom No. 1 Justin Monge 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the finals.

Monge made a pretty good run as well, claiming victories over Eric Bonde of St. Mary’s, Heritage’s Mackenzie Keady and Tracy’s Anthony Klassen. St. Mary’s No. 1 Brendon LaMon earned a third-place victory after topping Monge 6-2, 6-2. Najib did earn some redemption by rallying for fifth place, defeating Tracy’s Klassen and Derek Paris in the consolation bracket. While out-of-town competition claimed the top four spots of the doubles bracket, Heritage’s Josiah Younger and Adam Nielson placed fifth, defeating Antioch’s Sascha Ko and Devonn Garrison and then teammates Worku Ousman and Jack Farnstrom after being bounced from the main bracket. Ousman and Farnstrom topped Rosemont’s No. 1 team of Lars Cheatham and Francis Tacuyan in the opening round, then beat Freedom’s Jarrelle Tramble and Drake Miller before falling to Andrew Canlas and Anmol Cheema of Tracy. Ko and Garrison, from Antioch, claimed a couple of victories in the main bracket, topping Liberty’s No. 1 duo of Nick Fallon and Cody Marlin and then St. Patrick/St. Vincent’s James Landgu and Mike Cole. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Do Not Move…I Repeat…Do Not Leave Your Home… Until The Bank Forecloses Or The Short Sale Is Completed by Joan Grimes, Esq. Every day people come into my office indicating that they moved out of their home many months (or even years ago) and the bank still has not foreclosed. They are now concerned because the city is sending them bills for maintenance on the property and the Homeowners Association is suing them for back payments even though they are no longer living at the home. If you are behind on your mortgage, have tried a loan modification and have been denied or know you will not be able to keep the home, what should you do? First, DO NOT MOVE… I REPEAT…DO NOT MOVE UNTIL THE BANK FORECLOSES OR THE SHORT SALE IS COMPLETED. You are now living in your home without paying your mortgage. It is free! You should not start paying rent someplace else when you can live in your home for free. Second, KEEP UP THE PROPERTY. YOU ARE STILL RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PROPERTY UNTIL THE BANK FORECLOSES OR THE SHORT SALE IS COMPLETED. So, even if you moved, you are still responsible for the maintenance of the property and payment of any Homeowner Association dues. You do not need to pay the property taxes, but you should maintain the homeowners insurance. Therefore, if you are still responsible for the maintenance and HOA payment, you might as well enjoy the property and the amenities. Third, CONTINUE TO TALK TO YOUR LENDER TO SEE IF ANY NEW OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU. Starting January 1, 2011, the State of California is offering new assistance programs through your lender if you are behind on your mortgage. Fourth, SEEK LEGAL COUNSEL. Depending on your situation, a real estate or bankruptcy attorney will be able to advise you whether a short sale may be

a better alternative for you than a foreclosure. Also, if you have other debt which you are unable to pay off such as credit cards, lines of credit or car loans, a bankruptcy may be the best alternative for you. However, if you are no longer in the home, the debt against the property cannot be used to offset income. Therefore, if you (or your family) have income over the average median income in California (Family 1- $47,234, Family 2-$61,954, Family 3-$67,562), you will want to file the bankruptcy case prior to leaving the home. Leaving the home prior to the bankruptcy filing may mean the filing of a Chapter 13 repayment plan versus a straight Chapter 7 where no debts must be repaid. In conclusion, do not move until the Bank forecloses or the short sale is completed. It is still your home until the Bank forecloses which can be months or years from the time you stop paying. The average time of a foreclose in California is now 451 days from the date of default. That means potentially 451 days of FREE RENT or more. Since you are still responsible for the property, you might as well enjoy it. This is a complicated area of the law. You are in the deep end of the pool. Do not swim alone. The buddy system is essential. Seek a buddy in legal counsel prior to taking any action. I see people everyday for a FREE 30 minute consultation in my offices located in Walnut Creek, Antioch and Brentwood. WE ARE A DEBT RELIEF AGENCY. WE HELP PEOPLE FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT PROVIDED AS LEGAL ADVICE AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON IN MAKING ANY DECISION REGARDING A VOLUNTARY DEFAULT, SHORT SALE, FORECLOSURE OR BANKRUPTCY. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR OBTAINING TAX & LEGAL ADVICE REGARDING AN INDIVIDUAL SITUATION. GRIMESBKLAW.COM © 2011 Joan Grimes – Advertisement

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Members of Oakley’s Elite White 12U baseball team are hoping to take a trip to Baseball’s birthplace, Cooperstown, N.Y., for a national tournament.

Poker for Hall trip They won’t be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, but Oakley’s Elite White 12U team will make the trip to Cooperstown, N.Y. this summer to compete against teams from across the nation in the American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame Invitational Tournament. Elite Baseball holds a poker tournament fundraiser Saturday, March 10 at 6 p.m. in the Antioch Woman’s

Club, 509 G St., to support the team’s trip to Cooperstown. Tickets are $65. On deck are Elite Baseball’s car show and car wash fundraising events. The team continues to conduct tryouts for roster spots. For more information about tryouts or fundraising, e-mail elitewhitebaseball@gmail.com or call 925-437-6235. – Contributed by Jayme Guitron

First meet for Cheetahs The East County Cheetahs Amateur Athletic Union track team awaits the starting gun in its inaugural competition Saturday – the Comet’s Meet, held at Contra Costa College in San Pablo. The youth all-comers meet – comprising runners 4 through 18 – requires AAU membership ($14 at www. aausports.org) but no entrance fee. Proceeds from concessions support the Contra Costa College Athletic Department. The East County

Cheetahs continue to accept new athletes. The organization requests a $100 per athlete donation to participate. Parents can call Cris Houston at 925-478-1603, e-mail cheetahs@rocketmail. com, or attend a practice to sign up. The Cheetahs practice Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. on the Pittsburg High School track.


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ble, a member of the No. 1 doubles team, who has developed a powerful serve that can be a useful weapon this season. Tramble is paired up with Drake Miller. Andrew Polk is another doubles athlete, along with partner Miguel Gilmore, who could have a solid year. Antioch Antioch has a good mix of returners and newcomers, as the Panthers hope to climb the BVAL ranks. Senior Ikram Najib returns as Antiochâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s No. 1 singles player, and head coach Larry Johnson believes he can continue to improve. At the recent Richards/Kelly Memorial Tournament, Najib placed fifth against competition from across Northern California. Sophomore Michael Bonzi returns to man the No. 2 slot. Jarrod Sarinas and Antonio Hernandez create a formidable No. 1 team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve improved with the time off,â&#x20AC;? Johnson said of his team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It gives us a chance to be optimistic.â&#x20AC;? One of the key new athletes for Antioch is a transfer from Illinois, senior Devonn Garrison, who pairs with Sascha Ko in the No. 3 doubles slot. Doubles player Deondre Grady, a senior, also shows some promise in his first year on the court. Liberty Liberty had problems fielding a full team last season, but head coach Thurston Brice feels that this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team has some talent and can compete. The lone senior on the Lionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; young squad is No. 1 singles player Jordan Tickner. Most of the players still have some time left at Liberty, such as sophomore Noah Wang, the No. 2 singles player, and junior Hank Tien, who will play in the No. 3 singles spot. The Lionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; doubles players are nearly all sophomores. Cody Marlin and Nick Fallon are the two second-year players atop the doubles card. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re young,â&#x20AC;? Brice said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to do OK in league, so long as we can get our heads straight.â&#x20AC;? Brice is excited to see the progression of Arne Schmidt, a German transfer student who recently started playing tennis, but has already made significant progress in the No. 4 singles slot. Pittsburg First-year head coach George Zumbro leads a Pittsburg team looking to develop its skills this season. The Pirates will count on five seniors to guide them through the rough waters of the BVAL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kevin Caranto, Gabriel Rodriguez, Jose Pascual, Robert Kirkham and Roberto Ruiz. Zumbro, who spent the last 15 years as a tennis instructor, said Pascual and Caranto are battling it out for the No. 1 singles spot. A cadre of talented Pittsburg players who will return next season includes juniors Harold Ningas and Abraham Padilla, plus freshmen Milton Torres, Vincent Parungao and Joshua Balbuena. Zumbro noted that his team is loaded with players who lack experience on the court but have been astute pupils. The main weakness will be depth, as the Pirates might not be able to field a 12-man squad this season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re an interesting group of boys,â&#x20AC;? Zumbro said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m hoping that they will mature.â&#x20AC;? To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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The Team X Mini Level 2 All Star Cheer Team from Antioch, comprised kids 5 through 8, took first place at the recent America’s Best Nationals competition in Sacramento. The performance earned the undefeated cheer squad a paid bid in April to the U.S. Open Finals in Anaheim. Team members Hailey Siligo, Sarah Anderson, Jaydas Blevins, Tamia Pitts, Giselle Evans, Janaiya Mask, Ashley Yee and Trinity Landa received the

America’s Best fleece jacket, a firstplace national champion team trophy, an America’s Best individual trophy, a first-place medal and a team banner. Sarah also took first for her individual cheer routine. Head coach Kelly Allen and her coaching staff have spent many hours training this young age group the proper techniques to gain the skills required to compete in Level 2 competitions. – Contributed by Donna Lawson

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Learning from the master Photo courtesy of Rod Hess

At a seminar held recently at Crosley Gracie Academy in Brentwood, mixed-martial arts pioneer Royce Gracie shows a young jiu-jitsu practitioner how to stabilize a dominant position while on the ground. Royce Gracie, Crosley’s cousin, conducted a seminar for kids and another for adults, drawing martial-arts enthusiasts from all over the Bay Area. Royce Gracie was the first fighter to be inducted into the Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Fame and now travels the world teaching jiu-jitsu.

he Diablo Valley Volleyball Club 12U girls volleyball team took home the trophy in the Adams bracket at the recent NCVA Presidents Day Volleyball Tournament in San Mateo. The girls went 4-1 against top-level Power League teams, beating the Palo Alto Volleyball Club in three games (16-25, 25-20, 15-13) to win the championship. In the front row, from left, are Morgan Hess, Maya Davies and Jenae Packard; back row: Coach Claire Hannigan, Jordan Sweeney, Mikaila Wegenke, Stevie Corio, Riley Ehlen and Coach Janet Hannigan.

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0137168 Title Order No. 110117059 Investor/Insurer No. 138474173 APN No. 033-280- 099-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/19/2006. 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 CHRISTOPHER R VARGAS, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 04/19/2006 and recorded 4/28/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0133891-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/26/2012 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: 1410 QUAIL VALLEY RUN, 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 $432,220.39. 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: 02/19/2012 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# 4202104 03/02/2012, 03/09/2012, 03/16/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 2012.

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: 4721 BAYSIDE, 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 $610,841.12. 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, regard-

ing 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: 02/17/2012 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# 4200968 03/02/2012, 03/09/2012, 03/16/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 2012.

LLC, CEO. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 01, 2012 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy, Expires 2/1/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012.

the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/10/12 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: 2/3/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0136122 Title Order No. 110115671 Investor/Insurer No. 871940471 APN No. 035-740- 026-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/10/2007. 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 JAIME RUIZ AND PATRICIA GOMEZ, dated 10/10/2007 and recorded 10/17/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0288552-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/26/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000715-00 The name of the business (es): Dish Network-Sales Located at: 1480 Moraga Rd., Suite I-392, In: Moraga, CA, 94556, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): TeleCentrics, 1480 Moraga Rd., Suite I-392, Moraga, CA 94556. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/16/2007. Signature of registrant: Cyrus Ghamghami - TeleCentrics

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Tiffany Martin SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Tiffany Martin FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0202 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Tiffany Michelle Martin filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: Tiffany Michelle Martin to Proposed Name: Tiffany Michelle Austin 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed,

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001184-00 The name of the business (es): Community Staffing Resources Located at: 1820 Galindo Street, Suite #3, In: Concord, CA, 94520, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Per Diem Staffing Systems, Inc. 1820 Galindo Street, Suite #3, Concord, CA 94520. This business is conducted by: a Nevada Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/20/12. Signature of registrant: Judith L. Travers, Administrator-Secretary. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 21, 2012 by C. Garcia, Deputy, Expires 2/21/17. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012.


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Stewing over dinner I’m hooked on the Food Network. I love watching other people cook – and they make it look so easy. I’m always looking for new recipes that my entire family will enjoy, and that’s a challenge. My husband is The Leftover King. He’s happy with a piece of cheese and a plate HANGIN’ IN of day-old lasagna, HERE but my children are another story. Come dinnertime, I have a handful of wild-eyed, famished kids who all want something different. My 12-year-old son, Ryan, is especially VICKI voracious, as he goes MCKENNA all day without eating. I don’t know what it is about middle-school boys, but apparently eating lunch at school is not cool. He insists that school food is “really gross” and bringing a bag lunch is “a ticket to Loserville,” so when I pick him up at 3 p.m., he’s an irritable tyrant demanding a Subway foot-long sandwich. My 17-year-old son is on a high-protein and carbohydrate workout regimen, so he wants about a pound of pasta and a side of beef – with a protein shake on the side. Last week I tuned in to one of my favorite Food Network shows and got totally pumped about what looked like a delicious and hearty beef stew. The host promised me my house would smell like Provence, France and my family would love it. I printed the recipe off the website and planned to make it the next day. It would take some prep work. I had to marinate the meat in red wine – not the cheap stuff, either. The host’s motto was “if you wouldn’t drink it, don’t cook with it,” so I uncorked a good bottle and poured half of it into a plastic bag, added onions, carrots, some red wine vinegar and the stew meat. Into the fridge it went to marinate. I read further down the page. Blast! I need a Dutch oven! I don’t own a Dutch oven. What IS a Dutch oven? It turned out to be a heavy pot that can be used on the stove or in the oven, and is critical for good stew.

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Off to Target I went and bought a $70 Dutch oven! Between the wine and the Dutch oven, I was now making a real investment in this recipe. It had better be good. I chopped up a lot of vegetables and fresh herbs. I bought crusty French bread to go with it. I was getting excited. I pulled out the marinated stew meat and put it in my new Dutch oven and browned it with some bacon. I felt like a Food Network star! In went some beef stock and my fresh herbs. Into the oven it went for three hours. I picked up my kids from school. My son begged me for a Subway foot-long sandwich but I told him I was making something special for dinner. He rolled his eyes. My 9year-old daughter looked happy about it – of course, she eats during the day so she wasn’t desperate for food. Upon entering the house, my son said, “What’s that smell?!” He wrinkled up his nose and upper lip. He looked like Elvis Presley. “It’s my beef stew!” I answered back, irritated. “You might like it. Have a cracker if you’re starving.” Eventually the rest of the family came home. My oldest daughter said it smelled good, but my oldest son said it smelled “interesting.” Ryan didn’t care anymore. He was polishing off a box of Cheez-its on the couch. It was time to unveil my stew. I lifted the heavy pot out of the oven, placed it on the counter and removed the lid, steam filling the kitchen. Everyone gathered round to look at it. They were silent. Ryan came over and peered into the pot and paid me the ultimate compliment. “It looks like something a hobo would like,” he said and walked away. “Can you make me some nachos?” my oldest son asked. “Yeah, me too,” chimed in everyone else. I emptied the rest of my good wine into a glass, took a big sip and proceeded to dump the stew down the garbage disposal, my dreams of becoming the next Food Network star dashed. I still love watching the Food Network, but I don’t think my family is ready for Provence. Looks like it’s foot-long sandwiches for us. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Choosing Your Tax Return Filing Status Married Couples Do Have a Choice Conventional wisdom among taxpayers has long held that married couples are better off filing their tax returns under the “Married Filing Jointly” (MFJ) status rather than using an alternative filing status for married couples, “Married Filing Separately” (MFS). Like most things in life, however, it depends on the specific circumstances. To ensure they’re not paying any more than they have to, many taxpayers run the numbers both ways, to see if one filing status reduces their tax burden more than the other. The IRS actually encourages you to choose the one that saves you the most on taxes – whoever said they don’t have a heart! If you have a young family, IRS “special rules” apply to those filing federal returns separately that are usually not good for your situation. Generally, those filing separately can’t take the credit for child and dependent care, the earned income tax credit, or the exclusion or credit for adoption. Separate filers may not claim the education credit nor deduct the interest from student loans, nor take the tuition and fees deduction. They cannot exclude from income the interest from savings bonds used for higher education expenses, and the first-time homebuyer credit is only $4,000, as opposed to $8,000 for those filing jointly. The beginning phase-out level (adjusted gross income) for retirement savings credit is one half of the amount for MFJ; however, there is a sliding scale phase-out, depending on the number of dependents that qualify for the child tax credit. Since tax laws are known to contain “exceptions to the rule,” if you are in doubt as to any exceptions that may apply to your situation, you would be wise to consult a tax

expert – an enrolled agent. Those IRS “special rules” make it appear that married couples are better off filing jointly, but again, it depends on your situation. If you have high medical bills for the year, you may be able to claim medical deductions filing separately that you would be unable to claim filing jointly if your adjusted gross income on an MFS return is lower than it would be on a joint return. And it’s not uncommon for you and your spouse to fall into a lower tax bracket filing separately than you would filing jointly, especially if none of the disallowed credits mentioned above applies to your situation. Married Filing Jointly requires you report your combined income and your combined allowable expenses. Two people with good incomes could fall into the 25 percent tax bracket on their own, and be boosted up to 28 percent when filing jointly. Should you have questions about this or any other tax matter feel free to contact our office. www.jettax.org, info@www.jettax.org, or call (925)778-0281. One of our enrolled agents will be happy to assist you. What is an EA? Enrolled agents (EAs) are America’s tax experts. They are the only federally-licensed tax practitioners who specialize in taxation and also have unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the IRS. While attorneys and certified public accountants are also licensed, only enrolled agents specialize exclusively in taxes. Enrolled agents are required to complete many hours of continuing education each year to ensure they are up-to-date on the constantly changing tax code and must abide by a code of ethics. – Advertisement


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000442-00 The name of the business (es): Uplifting Memories Located at: 2109 Prestwick Drive, In: Discovery Bay, CA, 94505, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Diana Dobbie 2109 Prestwick 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: Diana Dobbie. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 23, 2012 by J. Odegaard, Deputy, Expires 1/23/2017 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 10, 17, 24, March 2, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000691-00 The name of the business (es): theoutfittersearch.com Located at: 2024 Eucalyptus Way In: Antioch, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Colton Robinson, 2024 Eucalyptus Way, Antioch, CA 94509. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/30/12. Signature of registrant: Colton Robinson. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FeB 01, 2012 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy, Expires 2/1/2017. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000983-00 The name of the business (es): 1.) National Aquatics Services and 2.) NAS Pools Located at: 9030 Brentwood Blvd., Suite F, In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Mailing: P.O. Box 2168, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): National Aquatic Services, Inc. 9030 Brentwood Blvd., Suite F, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a California Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on Jan 31, 2012. Signature of registrant: Sean J. Senior, President. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 13, 2012 by L. Barajas, Deputy, Expires 2/13/17. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001143-00 The name of the business (es): M&L Trucking Located at: 6150 Byron Hot Springs Road In: Byron, CA, 94514, Mailing: 3001 Tagura Drive, Modesto, CA 95355 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): #1.) Luis F. Aceves, 3001 Tagura Drive, Modesto, CA 95355, #2.) Marco A. Chavez, 2276 Finland Ave., Stockton, CA 95205. 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: Luis F. Aceves. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 17, 2012, by Courtney Dias, Deputy, Expires 2/17/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000765-00 The name of the business (es): Absolute Safety & Health Consultants, Inc. Located at: 264 Mountain View Dr. In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Absolute Safety & Health Consultants, Inc. 264 Mountain View Dr., Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Carlton L. Jones, President. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 03, 2012 by Jaime Parangan, Deputy, Expires 2/3/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 10, 17, 24, & March 2, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000584-00 The name of the business (es): PXLA Graphic Designs Located at: 1627 Marina Way In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jeffrey Dollente and Shirley Barsana G. Dollente, 1627 Marina Way, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on JAN 30th, 2012. Signature of registrant: Shirley Barsana G. Dollente. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 30, 2012 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy, Expires 1/30/2017 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000491-00 The name of the business (es): Brentwood Theater Company / Studio 51 Located at: 740 Buckeye Court In: Brentwood, CA, 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): John T. and Betty Partridge Gaughan, 740 Buckeye Court, Brentwood, CA 94513-5493. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/1/12. Signature of registrant: John T. Gaughan. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 25, 2012 by T. Ragsdale, Deputy, Expires 1/25/2017. Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish dates: February 10, 17, 24, March 2, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001068-00 The name of the business (es): GD PHOTO SERVICES Located at: 4604 Salvador Ln In: Oakley, CA 94561, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Herbert Duran 4604 Salvador Ln, 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: Herbert Duran. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 15, 2012 by Myrna Barajas, Deputy, Expires 2/15/2017. Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000867-00 The name of the business (es): Contra Costa Herald Located at: 313 Bluerock Drive, In: Antioch, CA 94509, Mailing: P.O. Box 4672, Antioch, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Allen Denford Payton, 313 Bluerock Drive, Antioch, CA 94509. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/7/12. Signature of registrant: Allen D. Payton. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 07, 2012 by Elizabeth Gutierrez, Deputy, Expires 2/7/2017. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000600-00 The name of the business (es): Newberry Estate Vineyards Located at: 2525 Sunset Rd In: Knightsen, CA 94548, Mailing: 2525 Sunset Rd, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Sabrina Rippie 2525 Sunset Rd, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Sabrina Rippie. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 30, 2012 by J. Odegaard, Deputy, Expires 1/30/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 17, 24, March 2, & March 9, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001185-00 The name of the business (es): Island Time Located at: 5901 Marina Road,#14 In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505, Mailing: 1820 Galindo St., #3, Concord, CA 94520 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Delta Personnel Services, Inc. 1820 Galindo St., Suite #3, Concord, CA 94520. This business is conducted by: a California Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01-01-12. Signature of registrant: Judith L. Travers, Secretary. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 21, 2012 by C. Garcia, Deputy, Expires 2/21/17. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #0000768-00 The name of the business (es): S & S Hauling Located at: 420 Star Street In: Oakley, Ca, 94561. Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1)Samuel Alvin Freitas III & 2) Jeannine Marie Freitas 420 Star Street Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Samuel Alvin Freitas III This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 2/3/12 By Karla Ruiz, Deputy Expires 2/3/17 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: February 10, 17, 24, March 2, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000998-00 The name of the business (es): True Beauty Brows & Skin Care Located at: 3850 Balfour Road #208 In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Allison Boen, 5245 Fern Ridge Circle, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on NA. Signature of registrant: Allison Boen. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 13, 2012 by Myrna Barajas, Deputy, Expires 2/13/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: George & Monique Demetrakopulos SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: George Demetrakopulos, Monique Demetrakopulos FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0230 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner George Demetrakopulos & Monique Demetrakopulos filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Alexander George LeonGuerrero to Proposed Name: Alexander George Demetrakopulos THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the

objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date 4/10/12 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: 2/3/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000945-00 The name of the business (es): Mountain Mike’s Pizza #42 Located at: 2091 Main Street In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Distinctive Foods, Inc. 310 Whispering Oaks Ct., Pittsburg, CA 94565. This business is conducted by: a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 6/15/11. Signature of registrant: Mohammad N Zalmaiyar - President. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 10, 2012 by Myrna Barajas, Deputy, Expires 2/10/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000946-00 The name of the business (es): Subway 42079 Located at: 1026 Oak Street #103 In: Clayton, CA 94517 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Distinctive Foods, Inc. 310 Whispering Oaks Ct., Pittsburg, CA 94565. This business is conducted by: a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 7/15/11. Signature of registrant: Mohammad N Zalmaiyar, President. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 10, 2012 by Myrna Barajas, Deputy, Expires 2/10/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000947-00 The name of the business (es): Subway 46015 Located at: 4514 Main Street In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Distinctive Foods, Inc. 310 Whispering Oaks Ct., Pittsburg, CA 94565. This business is conducted by: a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 5/30/06. Signature of registrant: Mohammad N Zalmaiyar, President. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 10, 2012 by Myrna Barajas, Deputy, Expires 2/10/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000948-00 The name of the business (es): Subway 4198 Located at: 2005 Main Street #A In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Distinctive Foods, Inc. 310 Whispering Oaks Ct., Pittsburg, CA 94565. This business is conducted by: a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/30/06. Signature of registrant: Mohammad N Zalmaiyar, President. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 10, 2012 by Myrna Barajas, Deputy, Expires 2/10/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000925-00 The name of the business (es): Black Diamond Recovery, LLC Located at: 161 Chestnut Street, #8, In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Black Diamond Recovery, LLC, 161 Chestnut Street, #8, Brentwood, CA 94513. 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 1-1-93. Signature of registrant: Sterling F. Hoggan, Owner/Manager Member This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 09, 2012 by Myrna Barajas, Deputy, Expires 2/9/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Jeanette Su SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Jeanette Su FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0224 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Jeanette Su filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Jeanette Su to Proposed Name: Jeanette Pan THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must ap-

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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 02/27/2012. Signature of registrant: Adrian Monteiro. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 27, 2012 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy, Expires 2/27/17. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000832-00 The name of the business (es): Line 1 Industries Located at: 6064 Tazetta Dr. In: Oakley, Ca, 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1) Ricardo Issac Ortiz 2) Melissa Jamie Ortiz 6064 Tazetta Dr., Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 8/1/11. Signature of registrant: Ricardo Ortiz & Melissa J Ortiz. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: 2/7/12 By Courtney Dias, Deputy, Expires 2/7/17. Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000977-00 The name of the business (es): Pizzagonis / Pizzagonis Towing Located at: 6877 Brentwood Blvd In: Brentwood, ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Pizzagoni Family Inc. 6877 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a California S Corp. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 3/65. Signature of registrant: John Reynolds, Secretary. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 13, 2012 by Courtney Dias, Deputy, Expires 2/13/17. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #0000731-00 The name of the business (es): 1)Apostle A Cheney 2)Christ4Life.tv 3)Cashpons 4)IQGames Located at: 2410 Shadow Ln #92 In: Antioch, Ca, 94509, Mailing: 4464 Lone Tree Way #205, Antioch, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Anthony Cheney 2410 Shodow Ln. #92 Antioch, CA 94509. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant:Anthony Cheney This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 2/2/12 By Karla Ruiz, Deputy Expires 2/2/17 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish: February 10, 17, 24 March 2, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000353-00 The name of the business (es): 1.) Wine Seekers, 2.) Destiny Real Estate, 3.) Wine Concierge Located at: 4464 LoneTree Way #1040 In: Antioch, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Priscilla Rhae 1723 Petit Peak Ct., Antioch, CA 94531. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Priscilla Rhae. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 19, 2012 by J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires 1/19/2017. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000714-00 The name of the business (es): DirectVSales Located at: 1480 Moraga Rd., Suite I-392, In: Moraga, CA, 94556, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): TeleCentrics, 1480 Moraga Rd., Suite I-392, Moraga, CA 94556. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/16/2007. Signature of registrant: Cyrus Ghamghami - TeleCentrics, CEO. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 01, 2012 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy, Expires 2/1/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000978-00 The name of the business (es): Brentwood Storage Pros / Storage Pros / Brentwood City Tow / Pizzagonis Tow Located at: 6877 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Pizzagoni Family Inc. 6877 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a California S Corp. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/1/12. Signature of registrant: John Reynolds, Secretary. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 13, 2012 by Courtney Dias, Deputy, Expires 2/13/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000746-00 The name of the business (es): Trimco Construction Located at: 728 Solitude Dr, Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Peter Wayne Emery, 3504 Blythe, Antioch, CA 94509 and Timothy Alan Emery, 728 Solitude Dr., Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: a General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on

6/18/01. Signature of registrant:Timothy A. Emery. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 02, 2012 by T. Ragsdale, Deputy, Expires 2/2/17. Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012. NOTICE OF LIEN SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections 21700 21716 of the Business & Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Penal Code and provisions of the Civil Code. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on March 16, 2012 at 12:30 P.M. Personal property including but not limited to furniture, clothing, appliances, bedding, carpet, computer & stereo equipment, shop vac,artwork, ski boots, tarps,heater, medical equipment, wood, exercise equipment, and or other general household and small business items located at: ACORN SELF STORAGE LLC, 5205 RAILROAD AVE., PITTSBURG, CA 94565 (925) 432-3200. NAME 1. Chaleen Leslie 2. Nicolas Velasquez 3. Geraldine Mallari 4. Martin Walker Dates Published: 03/02/12 and 03/09/12 J. Michael’s Auctions, Bond # 183-62-32 (916) 776-4202 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 2012. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: DAVID ALLEN RICKNER; AKA: DAVID RICKNER CASE NUMBER P12-00138 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: DAVID ALLEN RICKNER; AKA: DAVID RICKNER A Petition for Probate has been filed by: JANICE JOAN HOLUB in the Superior Court of California, County of: CONTRA COSTA The Petition for Probate requests that: JANICE JOAN HOLUB be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: a. Date: 03/20/12 Time: 9:00 AM Dept: 14 Room: -- b. Address of court: 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553 If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: JANICE JOAN HOLUB 1841 HOLUB LANE, ANTIOCH, CA 94509 (925) 754-8325 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: February 17, 24 & March 2, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 9980-2319 TSG Order No.: 80476-16 A.P.N.: 010-280-075 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/18/2009. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NBS Default Services, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded 12/01/2009 as Document Number 2009- 0282093-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, made by: Alfredo Vazquez Valerio, a married man as his sole and separate property, as Trustor(s), WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale 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). 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. Sale Date & Time: March 8, 2012 at 01:30 PM Sale Location: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 165 Claremont 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. Said 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 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: $316,106.65 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. 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 Declaration pursuant to California Civil Code, Section 2923.5(a) was fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded on 11/09/2011 NBS Default Services 301 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 1720 Long Beach, CA 90802 800-766- 7751 For Sale Information Contact: RSVP (925) 603-7342 NBS Default Services, Mandi Harvey, 2/10/2012 “We are attempting to collect a debt, and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose.” (RSVP# 283973, 02/17/12, 02/24/12, 03/02/12) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001009-00 The name of the business (es): RCS Network Solutions Located at: 6115 Seneca Circle In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Russell C. Strunk & Marilyn R. Strunk, 6115 Seneca Circle, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on Jan 1, 2012. Signature of registrant: Russell C. Strunk. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: FEB 13, 2012 by Myrna Barajas, Deputy, Expires 2/13/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001169-00 The name of the business (es): Superior Background Services Located at: 5016 Montevino Way In: Oakley, CA 94561, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Steven Patrick Dorsey, 5016 Montevino Way, 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: Steve Dorsey. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 21, 2012 by H. Franklin, Deputy, Expires 2/21/17. Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000761-00 The name of the business (es): Baker’s Carpet Cleaning Located at: 912 Redhaven Street In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jonathan William Baker, 912 Redhaven 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 02/03/12. Signature of registrant: Jonathan William Baker. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 03, 2012 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy, Expires 2/3/17 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish dates: February 10, 17, 24, & March 2, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000338-00 The name of the business (es): A Bright Star Preschool Located at: 2112 Cordoba Way In: Antioch, CA 94509, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Michele Lee Lago 2112 Cordoba Way, Antioch, CA 94509. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on NA. Signature of registrant: Michele Lago. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 19, 2012 by C. Garcia, Deputy, Expires 1/19/2017. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000766-00 The name of the business (es): Soul’s Harbor Church Located at: 6955 Brentwood Blvd. In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Brentwood Pentecostal Holiness Church, Inc., 6955 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Sam Winters, CEO. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on FEB 03, 2012 by Jose Gonzalez, Deputy, Expires 2/3/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001265-00 The name of the business (es): MM Law Enforcement Specialized Services And Consulting Located at: 790 Devonshire Loop In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Manuel Misquez, 790 Devonshire Loop, 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: Manuel Misquez. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 23, 2012 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy, Expires 2/23/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001357-00 The name of the business (es): Aerial Credentials Located at: 1932 Cedar Falls Avenue, In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Mailing: 268 Bush Street, #3531, San Francisco, CA 94104- 3503 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Adrian Monteiro, 1932 Cedar Falls Avenue,

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000944-00 The name of the business (es): Subway 1716 Located at: 4701 Clayton Rd #C In: Concord, CA 94521 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Distinctive Foods, Inc. 310 Whispering Oaks Ct., Pittsburg, CA 94565. This business is conducted by: a corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/20/06. Signature of registrant: Mohammad N Zalmaiyar, Owner- President. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 10, 2012 by Myrna Barajas, Deputy, Expires 2/10/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001268-00 The name of the business (es): JMOD industries Located at: 8445 Brentwood Blvd., Suite B, In: Brentwood, CA, 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Johnny M. Curtis, Jr., and Joyce E. Buckner, 965 Almond Dr., Oakley, CA 94561. 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: Johnny M Curtis Jr. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 23, 2012 by B. Basch, Deputy, Expires 2/23/17. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000811-00 The name of the business (es): Goal Seekers Consulting Located at: 1780 Chestnut Street In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Peggie Schuitemaker 1780 Chestnut Street, Brentwood, California 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: Peggie Schuitemaker. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 06, 2012 by Courtney Dias, Deputy, Expires 2/6/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Tracey Theresa Hurtado Montellano SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Tracey Hurtado FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0308 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Tracey Hurtado filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Anthony Taylor Hurtado to Proposed Name: Anthony Taylor Hurtado Montellano THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/27/12 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. Court is waiving notice to biological father. Date: 2/23/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012.


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 9980-2695 TSG Order No.: 81272 A.P.N.: 010-500-0640 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 05/20/2005. 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. NBS Default Services, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded 06/01/2005 as Document Number 20050195263-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, made by: David Scornaienchi And Tami Scornaienchi, husband and wife, as Trustor(s), WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale 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). 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. Sale Date & Time: March 8, 2012 at 01:30 PM Sale Location: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 324 San Marino 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. Said 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 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: $722,750.84 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. 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 Declaration pursuant to California Civil Code, Section 2923.5(a) was fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded on 10/28/2011 NBS Default Services 301 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 1720 Long Beach, CA 90802 800-766- 7751 For Sale Information Contact: RSVP (925) 603-7342 NBS Default Services, Mandi Harvey, 2/9/2012 “We are attempting to collect a debt, and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose.” (RSVP# 283987, 02/17/12, 02/24/12, 03/02/12) Brentwood Press 02-1273 Publish Date: February 17, 24, March 2, 2012

If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0021292 2/17/2012 2/24/2012 3/2/2012 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: JENNIFER ANNMARIE MOFFATT SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: JENNIFER ANNMARIE MOFFATT FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0225 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner JENNIFER ANNMARIE MOFFATT filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. JENNIFER ANNMARIE MOFFATT to Proposed Name: JENNIFER ANNMARIE RUSSELL THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date 4/20/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 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: FEB 10 2012 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-10-373255-CT Order No.: 150-1172285-05 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. 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): MARION J. AYERS AND SHANNON L. AYERS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY Recorded: 11/30/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0381757-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/9/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $704,592.84 The purported property address is: 2761 SAINT ANDREWS DRIVE, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessor’s Parcel No. 007-460025 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the

beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645- 7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. TS No.: CA-10- 373255-CT IDSPub #0022189 2/17/2012 2/24/2012 3/2/2012 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 2012.

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. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0021311 2/17/2012 2/24/2012 3/2/2012 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: NANCY MARIE MCCLAIN, IN PRO PER. SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: NANCY MARIE MCCLAIN FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0218 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Nancy Marie McClain filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Nancy Marie McClain b. Nancy Marie Mickel to Proposed Name: Nancy Marie Mae THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/13/12 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: 2/3/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0131310 Title Order No. 110111151 Investor/Insurer No. 146625260 APN No. 034-490- 045-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/08/2006. 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 JEFFREY A HESS AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 12/08/2006 and recorded 12/19/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0403457- 00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/26/2012 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: 176 CORAL BELL 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 $524,138.48. 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 autho-

rized 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: 02/24/2012 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# 4207296 03/02/2012, 03/09/2012, 03/16/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0143214 Title Order No. 110126807 Investor/Insurer No. 131457030 APN No. 034-500- 004-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/27/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by MICHAEL TIMOTHY BARNES A MARRIED MAN, dated 09/27/2006 and recorded 9/29/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0309655-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/26/2012 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: 101 CELSIA 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 $585,839.39. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 03/02/2012 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# 4205790 03/02/2012, 03/09/2012, 03/16/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0137102 Title Order No. 110117005 Investor/Insurer No. 93536020 APN No. 033-390- 005-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/22/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE 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 SABRINA A. FINKLEA STRICKLAND, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 06/22/2005 and recorded 6/29/2005, as Instrument No. 2005-0236958-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/26/2012 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: 4761 BIG BEAR ROAD, 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 $654,112.37. 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: 02/24/2012 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# 4205038 03/02/2012, 03/09/2012, 03/16/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Taylor Thomas Skellenger SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Taylor Skellenger FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0199 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Taylor Skellenger filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Taylor Thomas Skellenger to Proposed Name: a. Taylor Thomas Salimpour 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/9/12 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: 2/2/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0140068 Title Order No. 110120538 Investor/Insurer No. 112914170 APN No. 033-040- 036-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/30/2005. 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 HUMBERTO MENDEZ, dated 08/30/2005 and recorded 9/9/2005, as Instrument No. 2005-0342920-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/26/2012 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: 229 RAYE AVENUE, 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 $470,217.33. 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: 02/23/2012 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. SAP# 4205462 03/02/2012, 03/09/2012, 03/16/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-480877-LL Order #: 110534175-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/23/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by 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 E GARCIA AND JENNY DEL CARMEN GARCIA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 3/30/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0093101-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/16/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $386,430.74 The purported property address is: 283 BAYVIEW DR OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No. 035- 730-003-7 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0021564 2/24/2012 3/2/2012 3/9/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000820-00 The name of the business (es): Cooking 4 A Cause Located at: 987 Country Glen Lane In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Dawn Renee Bass, 987 Country Glen Lane, Brentwood, Ca 94513. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/6/12. Signature of registrant: Dawn R Bass. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 06, 2012 by Courtney Dias, Deputy, Expires 2/6/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-476040-AL Order #: 993009 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/22/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE 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): JAMES MICHAEL COVINGTON AND SHERIDAN ANN COVINGTON, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 12/1/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0462923- 00 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/9/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $334,356.50 The purported property address is: 2117 STRATFORD COURT ANTIOCH, CA 94509-6995 Assessor’s Parcel No. 052-410-029 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Michael J. St. Clair SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Michael J. St. Clair FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0256 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Michael J. St. Clair filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Michael J. St. Clair to Proposed Name: Michael J. Jaramillo St. Clair THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/23/12 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: 2/15/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-477267-LL Order #: 110507563-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/19/2006. 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): KULDIP SANDHU, PARMJIT K SANDHU Recorded: 6/30/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0208881- 00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/9/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $356,573.22 The purported property address is: 4600 ARABIAN WAY ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessor’s Parcel No. 053- 382-007-2 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10-368588-VF Order #: 498034 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/5/1995. 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): GARY LEE MILANO AND LISA MARY MILANO, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 12/15/1995 as Instrument No. 95-217786 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/9/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $80,749.96 The purported property address is: 2855 HONEYSUCKLE CIRCLE ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No. 052-123003 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0022044 2/17/2012 2/24/2012 3/2/2012 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 2012. SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) CASE NUMBER (N˙mero del Caso): L1104982 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): Pamela Gruh, individually YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF (LO EST’c1 DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): BECHAROFF CAPITAL CORPORATION NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. 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 Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by con-

tacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. °AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dÌas, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versiÛn. Lea la informaciÛn a continuaciÛn. Tiene 30 D’cdAS DE CALENDARIO despuÈs de que le entreguen esta citaciÛn y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefÛnica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y m·s informaciÛn en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte. ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede m·s cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentaciÛn, pida al secretario de la corte que le dÈ un formulario de exenciÛn de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podr· quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin m·s advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisiÛn a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniÈndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperaciÛn de $10,000 Û m·s de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesiÛn de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direcciÛn de la corte es): Contra Costa Superior Court, Contra Costa Division, 725 Court Street, Room 103, Martinez, CA 94553 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la direcciÛn y el n˙mero de telÈfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Ali Nabavi, Esq., Brewer & Nabavi, 4533 MacArthur Blvd, #707, Newport Beach, CA 92660 (714) 424-6300 DATE (Fecha): JUN 21, 2011 Clerk, by (Secretario): M.Merino, Clerk (Adjunto) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: February 10, 17, 24, & March 2, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE APN: 033-420-067 TS No: CA0900462211-1 TO No: 5679100 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 50 GRAND CANYON CIR, OAKLEY, CA 94561 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED April 18, 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 March 20, 2012 at 10:00 AM, at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA, MTC FINANCIAL INC. dba TRUSTEE CORPS, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on April 24, 2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0119675- 00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, executed by KIPP RIVERA, A SINGLE MAN, as Trustor(s), in favor of JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 50 GRAND CANYON CIR, OAKLEY, CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining 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. 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 $396,053.77 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary- s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier- s check drawn on a state

or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee- s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. 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. DATE: February 15, 2012 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA0900462211-1 17100 Gillette Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 949-252- 8300 James Matthews, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-730-2727 TRUSTEE CORPS IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 4200093 02/24/2012, 03/02/2012, 03/09/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1316448-10 APN: 031- 102-003-6 TRA: 82-007 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx3238 REF: Stone Jr, Robert IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED November 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. On March 22, 2012, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded December 05, 2006, as Inst. No. 2006-0387089-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Robert J. Stone Jr. and Brenda M. Stone Husband And Wife As Joint Tenants, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 3148 Stone Road Bethel Island CA 94511 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $399,926.30. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: March 01, 2012. (R-404857 03/02/12, 03/09/12, 03/16/12) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1337938-10 APN: 037- 262-002 TRA: 19020 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx6355 REF: Fratus, Illiana IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED December 02, 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 22, 2012, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded December 13, 2005, as Inst. No. 2005-0477268-00 in book Xxx, page Xxx of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Illiana Fratus and Stanley R Fratus Wife And Husband, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street

entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 610 Chandon Ct Oakley CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $410,603.65. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: February 29, 2012. (R-404751 03/02/12, 03/09/12, 03/16/12) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-475732-CT Order #: 991049 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/22/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE 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): THERESA A TOLSON AND DIRK A TOLSON WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 1/12/2006 as Instrument No. 20060011390-00 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/9/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $569,992.10 The purported property address is: 4727 KOALA CT ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessor’s Parcel No. 053-470- 035 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit

record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0021279 2/17/2012 2/24/2012 3/2/2012 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish: February 17, 24, March 2, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1347818-02 APN: 037- 364-0036 TRA: 19020 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx4233 REF: Weller, Forest E IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED April 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. On March 22, 2012, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded May 03, 2006, as Inst. No. 2006-0138731-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Forest E Weller and Janet Sue Weller, Husband And Wife, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5386 Lakespring Dr Oakley CA 94561- 3143 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $368,022.90. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: February 24, 2012. (R-404703 03/02/12, 03/09/12, 03/16/12) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1331257-11 APN: 034- 160-085-6 TRA: 19026 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx6827 REF: Perkins, Mylee IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED April 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. On March 15, 2012, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded April 20, 2007, as Inst. No. 20070116366-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Mylee A. Perkins and Ronald A. Perkins, Wife And Husband, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 24 Grove Ct Oakley CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $620,408.16. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and ex-

clusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: February 01, 2012. (R-403292 02/24/12, 03/02/12, 03/09/12) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 2012.

sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $204,799.28. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: February 29, 2012. (R-404803 03/02/12, 03/09/12, 03/16/12) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 2012.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1348103-02 APN: 008- 020-030-6 TRA: 60017 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx3442 REF: Lucas, Terrie IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED January 23, 2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 22, 2012, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded January 30, 2004, as Inst. No. 2004-0031886-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Terrie Lucas, An Unmarried Woman, and Deborah Ann Zaro, An Unmarried Woman, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1775 Surfside Court Discovery Bay CA 94514 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $432,790.14. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: February 29, 2012. (R-404778 03/02/12, 03/09/12, 03/16/12) Oakley Press No. 03-0477. Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1348410-02 APN: 096- 033-0025 TRA: 79024 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx6132 REF: Plascencia, Fabian IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED September 27, 2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 22, 2012, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded October 05, 2004, as Inst. No. 2004-0382885-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Fabian Plascencia, An Unmarried Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 87 Poinsettia Avenue Bay Point CA 94565 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No CA1100042977 Loan No 0476366984 Insurer No. 490729371 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/20/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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: TANYA BARBA, A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded 12/28/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0348738-00 in Book XX , page XX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California Date of Sale: 03/13/2012 at 10:00 A.M. Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Property Address is purported to be: 280 YELLOW ROSE CIRCLE OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN#: 034410-024-3 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $435,993.87, 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. Date: 02/13/2012 Executive Trustee Services, LLC dba ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, CA 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730- 2727 TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 4187613 02/17/2012, 02/24/2012, 03/02/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477, Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Olivia Vetesi, State Bar# 276330, Attorney for Jessica Schwab SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Jessica Schwab FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0245 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Dionysiana Lewis to Proposed Name: a. Dionysiana Schwab THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/16/12 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, 248 Oak Street, Brentwood, CA 94513 b. Petitioner shall bring the minor’s birth certificate to the hearing. The father named on the birth certificate shall be served by mail with a copy of the Order to Show Cause for Change of Name. Date: 2/9/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012.


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 251560CA Loan No. 0694382599 Title Order No. 862187 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 05-25-2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03-09- 2012 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 06-03-2005, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 20050199994-00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: DAWN HOPKINS, A MARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 13 AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 6980 FILED SEPTEMBER 8 1989 IN BOOK 337 OF MAPS PAGE 15 CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS EXCEPTING THEREFROM ALL OIL GAS CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND HYDROCARBONS AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES BELOW A POINT 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO TAKE REMOVE MINE AND DISPOSE OF ALL SAID OIL GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND MINERALS BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND OR UPON ANY PART OF SAID LAND WITHIN 500 FEET OF THE SURFACE’’ AS RESERVED IN THE DEEDS FROM JAMES R BENNER ET UX RECORDED DECEMBER 23 1988 BOOK 14791 OR, PAGES 957 AND 959 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $395,562.17 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 4164 CHERRY COURT OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 041-130- 013 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: 02-07-2012 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee REGINA CANTRELL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2- 4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800- 892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com ASAP# 4193506 02/17/2012, 02/24/2012, 03/02/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20110015003040 Title Order No.: 110277427 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/23/2005. 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. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 08/31/2005 as Instrument No. 20050330819-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: MOREL DRIGHT, III, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 03/15/2012 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: 1853 HAMBURG ST, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 037-124-0136 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 $375,369.31. 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 Trustee Dated: 02/16/2012 NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 4199140 02/24/2012, 03/02/2012, 03/09/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 2012.

D FONSECA, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 03/03/2008 and recorded 3/5/2008, as Instrument No. 2008-0046588-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/26/2012 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: 4887 SNOWY EGRET WAY, OAKLEY, CA, 945611697. 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 $572,141.08. 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: 02/24/2012 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# FNMA4206379 03/02/2012, 03/09/2012, 03/16/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000907-00 The name of the business (es): Empire Business Center Property Owners Association Located at: 2810 Lone Tree Way #8 In: Antioch, CA 94509, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1.) Elizabeth A. Rimbault, 3100 Windsor Drive, Antioch CA 94509; 2.) Douglas N. Rimbault, 3100 Windsor Drive, Antioch, CA 94509; 3.) Thomas Frank French, 208 Bluerock Drive, Antioch, CA 94509; Carole D. French, 208 Bluerock drive, Antioch, CA 94509; 5.) Jack R. Hickman, 3304 Ashburton Drive, Antioch, CA 94509; 6.) Sally Lea Hickman, 3304 Ashburton Drive, Antioch, CA 94509; 7.) C. Denise Stewart, 2810 Lone Tree Way #9, Antioch, CA 94509; 8.) Nancy Gann Desimone, 4600 Discovery Point, Discovery Bay, CA 94505; 9.) Efficient Energy Distribution Inc., Patrick Moore, President, 2810 Lone Tree Way #7, Antioch, CA 94509, Incorporated in State of California. This business is conducted by: an Unincorporated Association other than a Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 10/1/1988. Signature of registrant: Elizabeth A. Rimbault, Property Manager. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 08, 2012 by Joseph Barton, Deputy, Expires 2/8/2017. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0105315 Title Order No. 110085329 Investor/Insurer No. 162030206 APN No. 034-500- 054-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/01/2007. 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, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by ERNEST BRUCE AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 06/01/2007 and recorded 6/8/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0167045- 00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/26/2012 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: 155 CORAL BELL 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 $740,539.57. 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: 02/24/2012 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# 4205205 03/02/2012, 03/09/2012, 03/16/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 2012.

office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/19/2012 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: 15 DA VINCI COURT, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $543,073.70. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 02/09/2012 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# 4196950 02/24/2012, 03/02/2012, 03/09/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: February 24, March 2 and March 9, 2012.

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 $360,033.22. 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: 02/08/2012 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# FNMA4193267 02/17/2012, 02/24/2012, 03/02/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 2012. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: BETTY J. BENN; AKA: BETTY BENN; AKA: BETTY JANE BENN CASE NUMBER P12- 00202 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: BETTY J. BENN; BETTY JANE BENN AND BETTY BENN. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: PEGGY KELCH AND CAROL LIGON in the Superior Court of California, County of: CONTRA COSTA The Petition for Probate requests that: PEGGY KELCH be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: a. Date: 03/15/2012 Time: 9 AM Dept: 14 b. Address of court: 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553 If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: PEGGY KELCH, IN PRO PER Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0135513 Title Order No. 110114752 Investor/Insurer No. 182098960 APN No. 033-160- 022-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/15/2007. 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 ADOLFO ORTIZ, AND MARGARITA ORTIZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 11/15/2007 and recorded 11/28/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0324560-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/26/2012 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 de-

scribed 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: 4121 MACHADO 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 $839,414.64. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 02/17/2012 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# 4201403 03/02/2012, 03/09/2012, 03/16/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 2012.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0071838 Title Order No. 110058094 Investor/Insurer No. 1699836580 APN No. 037- 303-014-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/24/2005. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by FLOYD RYAN SWENSON, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 08/24/2005 and recorded 9/7/2005, as Instrument No. 2005-0338821-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/26/2012 at 9:00AM, Hilton Concord Hotel 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520 Golden Gate Ballroom 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: 945 STONEGATE CIRCLE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $276,483.85. 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: 11/12/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA4203940 03/02/2012, 03/09/2012, 03/16/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0016995 Title Order No. 09-8055902 Investor/Insurer No. 1706339493 APN No. 037- 490-021-5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/03/2008. 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 BRYAN

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0138998 Title Order No. 110119162 Investor/Insurer No. 870833002 APN No. 035-556- 002-0 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/20/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by AARON GHIRINGHELLI AND LISA GHIRINGHELLI, dated 06/20/2007 and recorded 6/29/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0188367-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/26/2012 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: 4327 REDWOOD 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 $524,789.77. 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: 02/19/2012 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# 4201697 03/02/2012, 03/09/2012, 03/16/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0133147 Title Order No. 110112553 Investor/Insurer No. 131812962 APN No. 037-510- 058-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/28/2006. 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 HARRIET M. WULUKAU AND MATTHEW F. WULUKAU, WIFE AND HUSBAND, dated 08/28/2006 and recorded 9/21/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0299136-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (Division 6 of the Commercial Code) Escrow No. 011987-AS (1) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to creditors of the within named Seller(s) that a bulk sale is about to be made on personal property hereinafter described (2) The name and business addresses of the seller are: ROBABEH Y TEHRANI PARVIZI, 3720 LONE TREE WAY, ANTIOCH, CA 94509 (3) The location in California of the Chief Executive Office of the seller is: P.O. BOX 491514, LOS ANGELES CA 90049 (4) The names and business address of the Buyer(s) are: ANURADHA ENTERPRISES, LLC, 107 ENCINAL PL, PITTSBURG, CA 94585 (5) The location and general description of the assets to be sold are: FIXTURES, EQUIPMENT AND GOODWILL of that certain business located at: 3720 LONE TREE WAY, ANTIOCH, CA 94509 (6) The business name used by the seller(s) at said location is: LONE TREE GAS & FOOD (7) The anticipated date of the bulk sale is MARCH 20, 2012 at the office of: GREEN ESCROW SERVICES, INC, 5776 STONERIDGE MALL RD, #376, PLEASANTON, CA 94588, Escrow No. 011987AS, Escrow Officer: ALICE SMITH (8) Claims may be filed with Same as “7” above. (9) The last day for filing claims is: MARCH 19, 2012. (10) The bulk sale is subject to California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6106.2. (11) As listed by the seller, all other business names and addresses used by the seller within three years before the date such list was sent or delivered to the buyer are: NONE. Dated: FEBRUARY 21, 2012 ANURADHA ENTERPRISES, LLC, Transferees LA1099182 ANTIOCH PRESS 3/2/12 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish date: March 2, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0131120 Title Order No. 110111038 Investor/Insurer No. 1699273868 APN No. 035- 592-004-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/10/2005. 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 TERESA ROVERE, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 08/10/2005 and recorded 8/22/2005, as Instrument No. 2005- 0315286-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/12/2012 at 9:00AM, Hilton Concord Hotel 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520 Golden Gate Ballroom 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: 4226 SEQUOIA DR, OAKLEY, CA, 945612613. The undersigned Trustee

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Liliana Garcia SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Cesar Eduardo Segura & Cecilia Jeanette Garcia-Segura FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0139 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Liliana Garcia filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Cesar Eduardo Segura b. Cecilia Jeanette GarciaSegura to Proposed Name: a. Cesar Eduardo Garcia b. Cecilia Jeanette Garcia 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/19/12 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. The court dispenses with notice to father named on birth certificates. Date: 2/9/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Rachanabahen Sureshbhai Patel SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Rachanabahen Sureshbhai Patel FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0241 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Rachanabahen Sureshbhai Patel filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Rachanabahen Sureshbhai Patel to Proposed Name: Rachana Jayen Patel THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/30/12 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: 2/24/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012.


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A sampling of recent law enforcement activity reported by East County police departments. BRENTWOOD Feb. 15, midnight On Brentwood Boulevard at Havenwood Court, a subject on his way home was confronted by three male subjects, one holding a knife. One of the subjects made a threatening statement, and the victim fled. Feb. 15, 8:22 a.m. A subject attempting to make a U-turn on Wildrose Way at Bellmeade Drive collided with a vehicle that had the right of way. No injuries were reported. Feb. 15, 8:27 a.m. On Gardenside Court, a subject who used a vehicle without permission was arrested and released on a Juvenile Affidavit. Feb. 15, 9:52 a.m. An unidentified person used counterfeit bills to make purchases at a business on Sand Creek Road. Feb. 15, 7:25 p.m. A resident of Bonnie Lane received a suspicious Robodial call from an unidentified person inquiring about residential security alarm systems. Feb. 15, 9:16 p.m. A subject who parked his vehicle on the inclined driveway of his residence on Central Park Place left the vehicle in gear. The vehicle rolled over the resident, who was transported to a local hospital. Feb. 15, 11:05 p.m. An unidentified subject forced entry into a residence on Valencia Court, confronted the resident at knifepoint and demanded drugs. The subject fled the scene prior to police arrival without taking anything from the victim. Feb. 16, 12:54 a.m. An unidentified subject was observed attempting to force entry into a vehicle parked on Earl Glen Way. The attempt was unsuccessful and the subject fled the scene prior to police arrival. Feb. 16, 1:32 p.m. The debit/credit account of a resident of Hawthorn Place was used by an unidentified person to pay phone bills. Feb. 16, 4:56 p.m. On Balfour Road at Griffith Lane, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and released on a Promise To Appear. Feb. 16, 5:47 p.m. Two subjects caught throwing rocks at a residence on Armstrong Court, shattering the living room window, were arrested and released on Juvenile Affidavits.

LOGS Feb. 16, 8:46 p.m. On Barbara Street at Nancy Street, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Feb. 16, 11:34 p.m. On Symphony Circle at Zinfandel Drive, a security guard discovered two T-shirts she believed might be related to recent copper thefts. Feb. 18, 3:11 a.m. Two subjects contacted on Lone Tree Way at Virginia Street were found to be under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant. They were arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Feb. 18, 3:42 a.m. Officers responded to the report of a gang fight on Barbara Street at Village Drive. One of the subjects involved in the fight was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Feb. 18, 12:30 p.m. A resident of Monte Verde Lane reported leaving his travel wallet in his rental vehicle at Oakland International Airport. The rental car agent was unable to locate the wallet. Feb. 18, 2:38 p.m. An unidentified person stole two gas cans full of fuel from a vehicle parked on Atherton Boulevard. Feb. 18, 7:15 p.m. On Timberline Terrace, a subject who battered another subject and stole his wallet fought with police officers when apprehended. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Feb. 19, 2:37 a.m. On Lone Tree Way at Giannini Ranch Road, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was cited for driving without a license. Feb. 19, 3:30 p.m. A subject who struck a vehicle parked on McClarren Road at Griffith Lane was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Feb. 19, 10:26 p.m. An unidentified subject stole items from a business on Lone Tree Way and returned them after being confronted by the store’s loss-prevention personnel. The subject fled the scene prior to police arrival. 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 Feb. 22, 3:30 p.m. Officers of the Antioch

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A resident of Central Park Place who parked his vehicle but left it in gear was struck by the vehicle and transported to a local hospital. Feb. 15, 9:16 p.m. in Brentwood Police Department responded to the report of gunshots in the vicinity of Antioch Middle School, 1500 D St. It was discovered that the shots had actually been fired on the 200 block of West 18th Street (closer to A Street). Witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots (between three and six) and described the suspects as black or Hispanic males wearing baggy white T-shirts. The suspects fled the area on foot. Officers recovered three expended shell casings from the area and later learned that a vehicle passing through the area might have been grazed by a bullet. At this time, it appears that no one was struck by a bullet and that no students were involved in the incident. The case is under investigation. Feb. 23, 9 p.m. Officers of the Antioch Police Department responded to several reports of a vehicle/pedestrian accident at the intersection of Hillcrest Avenue and East Tregallas Road. Upon arrival, officers found that a 34-year-old male had been struck by two vehicles while crossing the street. His injuries were severe and he was transported to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, where he died from his injuries. The accident is under investigation. OAKLEY Feb. 13 – A vehicle was towed from the 100 block of Courtland Court. Feb. 13 – A subject was observed shooting into an unoccupied dwelling on the 200 block of Douglas Road. Feb. 13 – On the 4800 block of Carrington Drive, a subject was arrested for receiving stolen property. Feb. 13 – A driver attempted to evade police in the vicinity of Laurel Road at Main Street. Feb. 14 – A juvenile runaway was reported on the 100 block of Carol Lane. Feb. 14 – A vehicle accident with injuries was reported on Brownstone Road at Main Street. Feb. 14 – Vehicles were towed from the 100 block of Snowy Egret Court and from Main Street at Vintage Parkway. Feb. 14 – On Hall Street at Main Street and on Main Street at Malicoat Avenue, subjects were cited for driving without a license. Feb. 15 – On East Cypress Road at Main Street, a subject was arrested for violating

the terms of his probation. Feb. 15 – A court order violation was reported on the 3200 block of Main Street. Feb. 15 – A residence on the 1800 block of Port Way was burglarized. Feb. 15 – Credit card fraud was reported on the 100 block of Francisco Villa Drive. Feb. 16 – Vehicles were stolen from the 100 block of Matisse Court and the 1300 block of Birmingham Street. Feb. 16 – On Canopy Lane at Oakley Road, a subject was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. Feb. 16 – On West Cypress Road at O’Hara Avenue, a minor was arrested for possession of alcohol. Feb. 17 – On Woodglen Drive at Woodhill Drive, a subject was cited for driving on a suspended license. Feb. 17 – An adult was reported missing from the 4700 block of Big Bear Road. Feb. 17 – On the 5500 block of Bridgehead Road, a subject was arrested for battery. Feb. 17 – On the 2000 block of Rubens Way, a subject was arrested for domestic violence with injury to a spouse. Feb. 17 – Vandalism was reported on the 500 block of Norcross Lane. Feb. 18 – Incidents of petty theft were reported on the 2100 block of Chicory Drive and the 4800 block of Edgewood Court. Feb. 18 – A custody order violation was reported on the 3200 block of Main Street. Feb. 18 – A vehicle accident with property damage occurred on the 200 block of East Home Street. Feb. 19 – On Laurel Road at Neroly Road, a subject was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs. Feb. 19 – An arrested warrant was served on the 100 block of Otsego Street. Feb. 19 – On Empire Avenue at Oakley Road, a subject was cited for reckless driving. Feb. 19 – On Delta Road at Main Street, Carpenter Road at Empire Avenue, Gum Tree Road at Hagar Lane, and Brown Road at Laurel Road, subjects were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Feb. 19 – On the 2200 block of El Lago Drive, a subject was arrested for domestic battery. Feb. 19 – A vehicle parked on the 400 block of Almondtree Circle was burglarized.


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Events Friday, March 2 ‘The Cat in the Hat’ Somersville Towne Center, 2556 Somersville Road in Antioch, hosts a birthday celebration in honor of Dr. Seuss from 10 a.m.-noon. Festivities include crafts, pictures with The Cat in the Hat and birthday cake. For more information, call 925-778-5055 or visit www.somersvilletownecenter.com.

Spaghetti Feed Edna Hill Middle School, 140 Birch St. in Brentwood, hosts a spaghetti feed from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $5. Festivities include contests, alumni sightings, games, music and a silent auction featuring memorabilia from the hottest entertain ment and sports stars. For more information, call 925-513-6440.

‘Hairspray’ The Heritage High School Rising Stars perform the Broadway musical “Hairspray” at 7 p.m. in the school’s theater, 101 American Ave. in Brentwood. Additional performances are lined up for March 3, 8-10 and 15-16 at 7 p.m.; March 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for students and children.

‘Curtains’ Liberty High School Playmakers present “Curtains” at 7 p.m. at 850 Second St. in Brentwood. Additional performances are scheduled for March 3, 8-9 at 7 p.m.; March 10 at 2 p.m. General admission is $12.50; $9.50 for seniors, children and college students. Tickets are available at www. libertyunion.schoolwires.net/liberty/playmakers.

Wonderful Wizard Follow Dorothy as she’s swept away to the magical land of Oz in Stage Right Conservatory Theatre’s production of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” Performances run through March 4. For more information and showtimes, visit www.srctgrp. org or call 925-216-4613.

Saturday, March 3 Groundbreaking

information, call 925-439-4483.

Football Camp

Wednesday, March 7 Compost Workshop

Diablo Football’s spring break football camp runs March 20-22 from 8 a.m.-noon at Laurel Park in Oakley. The no-contact, fundamentals-oriented camp is open to boys and girls 6-14 at all skill levels. Registration is $99. For more information, visit www.diablofootball.com or call 925-625-2222.

A free, backyard composting workshop is held at 7 p.m. in the Oakley City Council Chambers, 3231 Main St. Attendees will learn how to compost yard trimmings and food scraps, and may purchase a discounted compost bin. For more information, call Senior Planner Joshua McMurray at 925-625-7004 or e-mail mcmurray@ci.oakley. ca.us.

Thursday, March 8 Republican Women East Contra Costa Republican Women Federated meets at 11:30 a.m. in the Discovery Bay Country Club, 1475 Clubhouse Drive. Speaker Peter Friedman discusses Muslim law. For more information, call 925-634-5404.

Soroptimist International Soroptimist International of Antioch holds a meet-and-greet from 5-7 p.m. at Umpqua Bank, 3700 Lone Tree Way in Antioch. Come learn more about this worldwide organization and its mission. For more information, call 925-754-6450 or visit www.si-antioch.org.

Open Mic This month’s Open Mic event is held at 6:30 p.m. in Cap’s Oak Street Bar and Grill, 144 Oak St. in Brentwood. All short work – poetry, short story, nonfiction or any other creative work – is welcome. Participants are allowed five minutes to perform. For more information, call 925-634-6655.

Caregivers Support Group The Brentwood Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. at Neighborhood Church, 50 Birch St. in Brentwood. The group welcomes those caring for or who know someone caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. For more information, call 925-202-0345.

Sign-ups DV Wolfpack Football and Cheer

Poker Tournament

Ajax Soccer Tryouts

Elite White 12U Baseball holds a poker tournament at 6 p.m. in the Antioch Woman’s Club, 509 G. St. Tickets ($65) included dinner. No-host beer and wine will be served. For more information, e-mail elitewhitebaseball@gmail.com or call 925-584-6654.

Delta Dawgs Crab Feed

Community Cleanup The Antioch Neighborhood Cleanup Program takes on Eaglesridge Park, 4200 Eaglesridge Drive, from 9-11 a.m. Volunteers will receive instructions and equipment. The targeted areas are within walking distance.

DV Youth Football Crab Feed The Deer Valley Youth Football Association holds a crab feed fundraiser at 6 p.m. in Veterans Hall, 757 First St. in Brentwood. Tickets are $40 in advance; $45 at the door. For tickets, call 925-8641606 or 925-752-3518.

Tuesday, March 6 Antioch Riverview Garden Club The Antioch Riverview Garden Club meets at 7 p.m. in the Antioch Public Library, 501 W. 18th St. Guest speaker Kathy Echols, former professor of horticulture at Diablo Valley College, will discuss propagation. Those interested in gardening and community beautification are welcome. For more

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The City of Oakley celebrates the kickoff of downtown renovations with a groundbreaking ceremony for Carpaccio’s Risotorante at 10 a.m. at 3070 Main St. The Italian restaurant will become a landmark in revitalized downtown Oakley. For more information, call 925-625-7000 or visit www.oakleyinfo.com.

Delta Dawgs Baseball Club holds a crab feed fundraiser – including a silent auction and raffle – at 6 p.m. in the Brentwood Community Center, 730 Third St. Tickets are $40 in advance; $45 at the door. For more information, call 925-354-1200 or visit www.ddbaseball.com.

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Delta Valley Wolfpack Youth Football and Cheer holds walk-in registration March 3, 17 and 31, April 14 and 28, and May 12 and 26 from noon-3 p.m. at Mountain Mike’s Pizza, 3612 Lone Tree Way in Antioch. For more information, call 925754-8668 or visit www.deltavalleywolfpack.net.

Flag Football and Cheer Diablo Football and Cheer is registering kids 4-17 for its flag football league and kids 4-11 for its cheer program. Spring season begins March 25. Registration is $120. For more information, visit www.diablofootball.com or call 925-625-2222.

Football and Cheer Registration East County Youth Football and Cheer holds earlybird sign-ups for the 2012 season on Sundays, March 25, April 22 and May 20 from 3-5 p.m. at Aladino’s Pizza, 2587 Main St. in Oakley. For more information, visit www.ecyflions.com.

Hoops Unlimited Oakley’s nonprofit basketball league Hoops Unlimited, for boys 12-13, has openings for serious players. Practice is held Fridays from 7-8:30 p.m. at O’Hara Park Middle School, 1100 O’Hara Ave. For more information, call 510-734-3492 or e-mail hoops_unlimited@yahoo.com.

Meals on Wheels Meals on Wheels needs volunteer drivers to deliver meals for its new Antioch route. Drivers work once a week for two-hour shifts and make a tremendous difference in the lives of seniors in need. For more information, call 925-778-4379.

ESL Classes Liberty Adult Education, 929 Second St. in Brentwood, offers morning and evening English as a Second Language classes. For more information, call 925-634-2565 or visit www. libertyadulted.org.

Hula Classes The Brentwood-based dance group Halau Ka Waikahe Lani Malie is looking for students 8 and older to join its hula classes. Learn the beauty and meaning of hula dancing and Hawaiian history. Classes meet Fridays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, call 925-550-5656.

Hall, 520 Second St. No-host cocktails are served from 5:30-7 p.m.; dinner at 7. Tickets ($50) must be purchased in advance. For more information, call 925-634-3681.

Trivia Night Brentwood Relay For Life hosts a Trivia Night for those 18 and older Saturday, March 10 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Veterans Hall, 757 First St. in Brentwood. Tickets are $20; proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information, call 925-550-1182.

Coffee With the Cops Join Antioch Police Chief Allan Cantando on Saturday, March 10 from 9-11 a.m. at the Antioch Police Department Community Room, 300 L St. Coffee With the Cops is a casual discussion of public safety issues, crime statistics and other pressing matters.

Network of Care Crab Feed The Network of Care hosts a crab feed fundraiser on Saturday, March 10 at the Antioch Fairgrounds Sunset Building, 1201 W. 10th St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; dinner is served at 7. Tickets are $50. For more information, call 925-584-4086 or 925-250-6831.

Volunteering The Antioch Police Department, 300 L St., hosts a volunteer orientation Tuesday, March 13 at 6 p.m. The event explores ways you can make a difference as a volunteer with the police department. For more information, call 925-779-6878.

Health Workshop Orthopedic Surgeon Bradley Crow stops by Trilogy at The Vineyards, 1988 Sacred Mountain Lane in Brentwood, to discuss knee pain and innovative new treatment options on Tuesday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. The free seminar is sponsored by John Muir Health. For more information, call 925-941-2677.

Ongoing Events Delta Healing Rooms

Liberty Adult Education, 929 Second St. in Brentwood, offers morning and evening General Education Development and Adult Basic Skills classes. For more information, call 925-634-2565 or visit www.libertyadulted.org.

The Delta Healing Rooms, 410 Beatrice Court in Brentwood, invite those in need of prayer and ministry for healing to drop by Thursdays from 6-7:30 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m.-noon. There is no fee; donations are accepted. For more information, visit www. oaktreeministries.net or call 925-759-0965.

Friendly Visitors Needed

Community Bible Study

GED Prep Classes

Ajax East Bay conducts tryouts for its U9-U14 teams on March 3 and 4 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Liberty High School, 850 Second St. in Brentwood. For more information, visit www.ajax unitedeastbay.org or e-mail directorofcoaching@ ajaxunitedeastbay.org.

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

Golden Hills Community Church, 2401 Shady Willow Lane in Brentwood, hosts a Bible study for women and children up to age 18. The study runs through May 2 on Wednesdays from 9-11 a.m. For more information, call 925-753-0339 or e-mail ofieborge@aol.com.

Antioch Youth Football and Cheer

Hospice Volunteers Needed

Pajama Storytime

Hospice of the East Bay is looking for motivated, committed residents who want to make a difference in the lives of hospice patients. To volunteer or for more information, call 925-887-5678 and ask for the Volunteer Department.

The Brentwood Library, 104 Oak St., hosts Pajama Storytime for all ages on Mondays at 7 p.m. (except during holiday closures). The free, 30-minute event features stories and fingerplays. Pajamas and fuzzy slippers are encouraged. For more information, call 925-516-5290.

Antioch Youth Football and Cheer holds sign-ups for kids 5-14 on Wednesdays March 7 and 21; April 4 and 18; and May 2 and 30 from 7-9 p.m. at Straw Hat Pizza, 3001 Delta Fair Blvd. in Antioch. Registration is $50. For more information, call 925-473-5150 or e-mail antiochyouthfb@yahoo. com.

East County Hoops Girls Basketball Tryouts for East County Hoops Girls Basketball 12-17U are held Saturday, March 3 from 9-10:30 a.m. at Freedom High School, 1050 Neroly Road in Oakley. For more information, e-mail mrpar man69@yahoo.com or call 925-852-7161.

BOYFL Football and Cheer The BOYFL Falcons hold sign-ups for their Pop Warner football and cheer program on Monday, March 12 from 6-8 p.m., and Sunday, March 4 from 1-4 p.m. at Straw Hat Pizza, 6680 Lone Tree Way in Brentwood. For more information, visit www.boyfl-falcons.com.

Water Polo Registration Oakwood Water Polo Club is registering children 8-14 for its spring season. No experience is necessary. Practices are held Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m. at Freedom High School. For more information, visit www.oakwoodwaterpolo.com or call 925-550-5535.

On the Horizon Poker Tournament Rotary Club of Brentwood hosts a poker tournament fundraiser Friday, March 9 at the Brentwood Community Center, 150 City Park Way. Tickets are $60. Doors open at 6 p.m. for dinner; the tournament starts at 7. For more information, call 925-584-8708 or 925-634-1240.

Spring Boutique Everything Kids Guide Spring Boutique and Family Fair comes to Sunset Plaza, 7750 Brentwood Blvd., on Saturday, March 10 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy music, shopping, raffle prizes, great food, free samples – and pampering. Admission is free. For more information, call 925848-5966 or visit www.brentwoodfun.com.

Knightsen Crab Feed Knightsen Youth Association holds a crab feed fundraiser Saturday, March 10 at Flor do Oakley

Brentwood Concert Band The Brentwood Concert Band rehearses Mondays from 7-9 p.m. at the Liberty High School Band Room, 850 Second St. The band welcomes any and all musical abilities and instruments. For more information, e-mail stuart.susan@gmail. com.

Project Linus The nonprofit Project Linus, which makes blankets for children in need, meets the first Saturday of the month from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Delta Community Presbyterian Church, 1900 Willow Lake Road in Discovery Bay. Bring your sewing machine, scissors, thread and needles. For more information, call 510-459-7457.

Friends of Oakley The community organization Friends of Oakley meets at 4:30 p.m. in City Hall, 3231 Main St. The organization’s mission is to improve the quality of life in Oakley now and for future generations. For more information, visit www.friendsofoakley.com.


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