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MARCH 4, 2011

Public input needed on fire Los Vaqueros service, possible new tax expansion A message from East Contra Costa Fire Protec- ing. As the economy and housing market declined, tion District Chief Hugh Henderson: the county re-assessed property values and lowered The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District property taxes for homeowners. Board of Directors has scheduled a public workDistrict leaders are now tasked with securing shop to discuss future fire new revenue sources to protect district services provided to response times and the quality several East Contra Costa of emergency services that can Over the past year, the County communities – and be provided in the future. To to hear from the commufully understand which services district has been forced to nity. Due to the ongoing the community values most, the close two fire stations, cut struggling economy, which district board of directors has has significantly impacted scheduled a public workshop for positions and take other fire district funding, tough Monday, March 7 at the Oakley drastic steps to reduce choices are expected in the City Council Chambers, 3231 near future. Main St. The workshop begins costs. Without additional Over the past year, the at 5:30 p.m. revenue or significant district has been forced to East Contra Costa Fire Proclose two fire stations, cut tection District (ECCFPD) proservice level reductions, the positions and take other vides essential fire protection district is expected to be drastic steps to reduce and suppression services, and costs. Without additional life-saving emergency medical, insolvent by June of 2012. revenue or significant serrescue and disaster-response vice level reductions, the services to the cities of BrentECCFPD Chief Hugh Henderson district is expected to be wood and Oakley, and the uninsolvent by June of 2012. incorporated communities of At issue: the district’s Bethel Island, Byron, Discovery major revenue source – local property taxes – has Bay, Knightsen, and Marsh Creek and Morgan terdeclined significantly over the past few years be- ritories. cause of the struggling economy, creating the curTransparency and public input are critically rent financial crisis for the district as well as other important to the fire district as future options are jurisdictions dependent on property taxes for fund- considered and decisions are made.

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Education Tax Breaks Tax breaks to help you pay educational expenses are some of the most commonly overlooked federal tax breaks. They shouldn’t be. These are very valuable tax breaks and we can help you maximize your tax savings. Getting the most from the education tax incentives requires careful planning, particularly because of the interrelationship between many of the rules. Although the IRS provides guidance, some of the IRS’ explanations have actually complicated matters in some circumstances. The most common education tax break is the American Opportunity Tax Credit. For tax years 2010, 2011, and 2012, the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) provides a maximum credit amount of $2,500 per year for all four years of college. The credit can reach as high as 100 percent of up to $2,000 qualified higher education expenses plus 25 percent of the next $2,000 of eligible expenses. The credit begins to “phase out” for married couples filing jointly with adjusted gross income (AGI) between $160,000 and $180,000. The credit begins to phase out for single individuals with AGI between $80,000 and $90,000. Forty percent of the credit is refundable for those lower-income taxpayers with a tax liability smaller than the credit amount.

To qualify for the credit, the tuition must be paid on behalf of the taxpayer, the taxpayer’s spouse or the taxpayer’s dependent. An eligible student for purposes of the credit is an individual who is enrolled in a degree, certificate or other program leading to a recognized educational credential at an eligible educational institution. The student must be enrolled at least half-time and must not have been convicted of a federal or state felony for possession or distribution of a controlled substance. Study at many types of postsecondary institutions qualifies for the credit, such as programs for a bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree or another recognized post-secondary credential. Qualified expenses must be for tuition and related expenditures. The ‘09 Recovery Act expanded the definition of qualifying expenses to include “course materials.” It appears that Congress intended “course materials” to cover text books and similar items. 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)7780281. One of our enrolled agents will be happy to assist you. An enrolled agent is a person who has earned the privilege of practicing, that is, representing taxpayers, before the Internal Revenue Service. – Advertisement

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Effective March 7, the north side of Los Vaqueros Watershed will be closed to all public recreation while reservoir expansion is underway. Recreational facilities on Los Vaqueros’ south side (including the Marina, boat rentals, trails and shoreline fishing) will remain open to the public. The Contra Costa Water District’s Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion project is expected to enlarge the reservoir’s capacity from the current 100,000 acre-feet of water to 160,000 acrefeet. The goal is to ensure water quality and supply reliability for the 550,000 people served by the reservoir. The north side of the watershed is expected to reopen prior to August of 2012. In addition to the general closure, events such as Vaqueros Days, Bike and Hike, LV Dam Trials and Wildflower Run will not be held in the watershed this spring. The south side of the Watershed is still open, and residents are encouraged to take advantage of its many recreational opportunities. The Watershed Office on the north side is also open for business purposes. For more information, call Gina Oltman at 925-688-8010, 888EBPARKS or e-mail goltman@ccwater.com. Los Vaqueros Marina and the Watershed’s south side office may be reached at 925-371-2628.


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Tapping into Liberty’s past digitally by Samie Hartley Staff Writer

Some say high school was the best four years of their lives while others are content leaving the past in the past, abandoning outdated lingo or bad hair styles in the history books. But if you were a student at Liberty High School, the past is just a click away. In 2009, then-Liberty Librarian Adriana Perez secured a $5,000 grant from the California State Library and Local History Digital Resource Project, which was used to scan and preserve Liberty High yearbooks dating back to 1905. Since the school lost its archive of yearbooks to a fire in 1963 – and now maintains a collection dating back only to the ’60s – the East Contra Costa Historical Society has helped to acquire earlier editions. Now all Liberty yearbooks from 1905 to 2004 are available online. “Digitizing yearbooks is a relatively new practice,� said Liberty Union High School District Librarian Cathy Johnson. “There aren’t a lot of high schools that have such a rich history like Liberty, which was built more than 100 years ago. Even though it’s burned down a few times, the school was always rebuilt and the history is still here.� To complete the digitizing process, the yearbooks were sent to a facility in San Francisco where personnel spent

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The Liberty High School campus looked a lot different in 1953. A ďŹ re 10 years later led to the redesign of the school and the current open campus conďŹ guration. Back in the 1960s and ’70s, the Future Farmers of America sponsored the annual donkey basketball game, a tradition that has since gone extinct. months scanning every page, which can now be viewed at the Liberty website. To locate the yearbooks, go to http://libertyunion.schoolwires.net/liberty/site/de-

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fault.asp and click the Library link at the left of the screen. On the Library home page, click the Liberty History link at the left of the screen and you’ll be led to the

online archive of Liberty yearbooks. Just click a year and that yearbook will be displayed on your desktop with buttons that allow you to flip through the pages as if you were holding the real thing. The zoom feature allows you to get a better look at candid photos of events such as the Donkey Basketball Game of 1962, in which students wearing football helmets rode donkeys down the court. History and nostalgia buffs will also find a group shot of the Liberty Glee Club in 1938 and snaps from the 1990 Homecoming rally. It’s all there, and memory lane has never been so accessible. Local historian and East Contra Costa Historical Society member Kathy see Past page 7A


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In 1940, Liberty High School housed a home economics classroom, complete with a fully functional kitchen, plus a club called Future Homemakers of America.

Leighton believes the digitization of the yearbooks is an innovative way to preserve history. “When we heard about the grant, we were thrilled,” Leighton said. “Not only were we able to copy all of the yearbooks, but the grant money was also used to buy fireproof cabinets to store the yearbooks. And we purchased archival materials such as cases and acid-free envelopes to preserve each book. Those materials are outrageously expensive, so it’s nice that we were able to secure this part of East County’s history.” Leighton said the yearbooks are more than high school mementos. Each volume is a bound piece of history that showcases cultural trends, such as the

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fashions of the day. And since those early books were filled with student essays and not just pictures, online readers can gain unique, personal perspectives on life in bygone Brentwood. The yearbooks are also a useful tool for tracking genealogy. Just this week, Leighton was scanning yearbooks to help a family trace its family tree, an increasingly popular practice now that the Internet makes tracking relatives much easier. “More and more people are tracking their family history,” Leighton said. “A yearbook is a great place to start. A yearbook is a general research tool. It’s not just for the students; it’s a window to the past. And with the digitization of the yearbooks, the window is wide open.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

If you have a loan with Wells Fargo or Wachovia, this may be of interest to you. If you are having any kind of challenge with making your payment, or foresee having problems in the future, they are having a free “home preservation” event on March 21st. They will have modification people on site and if you qualify, they can modify your loan on the spot! Here is what they have to say about the event on their website: “At this workshop you’ll find out about programs that may help you keep your home. You’ll personally meet with a representative who will confidentially discuss your financial concerns and options. Plus, see if you’re eligible for a loan modification under the government’s Home Affordable Modification Program. You’ll get answers to your questions: Learn about options that may help you overcome payment challenges. Understand how you may be able to keep your home and

avoid foreclosure. Connect with helpful resources such as housing counselors and learn about online tools.” This is not a “seminar.” You need to call ahead and reserve an appointment to meet with someone personally and confidentially to talk about your situation specifically. Call them at 800405-8067. They will have appointments available from 10 am to 7 pm on 3/21. It will be held at the Crowne Plaza Concord Hotel-California Ballroom. 45 John Glenn Drive, Concord. For more info, visit Wells Fargo’s website at www. wfhmevents.com/leadingthewayhome If you go, please do me a favor and report back to me how it went, and if you were able to get a successful loan modification. 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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Buy and Bail 2011 by Joan Grimes, Esq. There is no question that it is very, very difficult to see people moving into your neighborhood buying your same house with better upgrades for half the price. It can make your blood boil. And then you find out that they bought this new home at half the price while they still owned the first house that was completely underwater and now they are letting the first house go into foreclosure. This is crazy. This Buy and Bail. Buy and Bail is really just strategic default planning. The current home no longer makes financial sense and I need a roof over my head. And, oh by the way, it looks like a good time to buy. This is absolutely fine. Buy and Bail is a problem if you commit loan fraud in the process. In 2008, the government tried to crack down on Buy and Bail by banning the use of rental income from an existing home to qualify f or a new mortgage loan unless the first property had at least 30 percent equity. Unfortunately, recently, we are seeing many new instances where rental income is being allowed with no equity in the existing home. If you tell the new lender or agent of the new lender i.e. mortgage agent that you are going to rent out the old house, but really don’t intend to rent it out, you have a problem. If you say that rent on the old place will conveniently be the same as the mortgage payment, but you know that rents in the area are only one half of the mortgage, you have a problem. Buy and Bail is a problem if you have junior lien(s) on the old house that are recourse loans i.e. they were not the original loan or loans used to purchase your primary residence. If you have recourse debt and don’t qualify for bankruptcy, you will be stuck with the debt. If you qualify for bankruptcy, the new home loan payment may be so low that you do not qualify for a Chapter 7 and will be

stuck in a Chapter 13 for 3-5 years paying back some or all of your creditors. Buy and Bail is a problem if the foreclosure or short sale of the old home leaves you with tax liability. Every transfer of real property is a taxable event. There is no free lunch with the IRS and State Franchise Board. If there was cash out or accrued interest on the old home, you will need to know whether you will have any tax liability if the property is later foreclosed or short sold. Buy and Bail is a problem. It is very tempting, but it can end up very bad. Remember, if something sounds too good to be true, it is! A Buy and Bail may put you in the middle of the ocean without a paddle. Don’t do it. If you are considering a Buy and Bail, seek legal counsel prior to proceeding. Buy and Bail has serious consequences which should be analyzed by a bankruptcy or real estate attorney prior to commencing the purchase of a new home. This is a complicated area of the law, but a bankruptcy or real estate attorney should be able to make to an analysis of your particular situation fairly quickly. I see people for a free 30 minute consultation in my offices located in Walnut Creek, Antioch and Brentwood. THIS OFFICE IS A DEBT RELIEF AGENCY. WE HELP PEOPLE FILE 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 © 2010 Joan Grimes – Advertisement


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Role reversal leads to learning, laughs by Samie Hartley Staff Writer

Despite having two years left on his term, Brentwood Mayor Bob Taylor and the rest of the City Council were temporarily ousted from their seats at the City Council dais to make way for a host of high school students who took over the council chambers this week. As part of the Youth in Government program co-sponsored by the Brentwood Lions Club, the 31 Liberty and Heritage students who shadowed city employees last week took their turns in the hot seat, acting out council proceedings during a mock meeting on Monday. Last week, each student spent an afternoon with a city official or councilmember to get an inside look at how Brentwood operates. Nothing, however, prepared them for Taylor’s appearance at the mock meeting. During the public comment period, “Mayor” Ashley Greene, a senior at Heritage High School, called Taylor to the podium and gave him five minutes to speak his piece. After explaining that he didn’t fill out the speaker card to their satisfaction because he can’t afford a phone and he’s not about to write down his e-mail address for fear that the government will spy on him, Taylor begged the council to do something about a tree which his neighbor planted too close to the fence, resulting in a cascade of leaves littering Taylor’s lawn. Greene and her fellow councilmembers smiled and laughed to themselves, a reaction that Taylor took offense to. “Why are you smiling?” Taylor asked. “I don’t take this thing lightly, Miss Mayor. I voted for you. The first time, I thought ‘she’ll do a good job.’ I voted the second time, ‘give her a second chance,’ and good lord, it’s gotten worse.” When Councilman Bob Brockman, who gave up his seat to Heritage senior Stefanie Johnston, stepped forth as a concerned citizen, the new council was prepared to lend a sympathetic ear but resorted to giggles again when Brockman asked the council to open a new bike park for his bike club, which has been sneaking into the city skate park at night to use the facility. He proposed a new park where he and his friends could bike as law-abiding citizens since they can’t run from the cops as quickly as they used to: “I don’t

understand why the city – with all the money you guys have – you always support all these young guys with their skate park but you don’t worry about us older people who like to ride our bikes and I just think you guys should do something about that. I think you should think about the other citizens in your town.” Despite the curve balls, the students were able to complete their meeting in less than 30 minutes. At an awards ceremony following the mock meeting, students took turns explaining what they each learned from the program. Heritage student Brandon Brum thanked Wastewater Operations Manager Casey Wichert for teaching him about how the city turns “crappy water into clean water,” while Liberty’s Estela Venegas thanked Recreation Manager Poldina Scherff for opening her eyes to the growing scope of recreation available in the city. For Liberty’s Mariah Cuellar, who was mentored by Assistant Director of Public Works Paul Eldredge, the Youth in Government experience helped her get a better understanding of what’s going on in her hometown. “It’s been great learning about how the city works, and I really enjoyed learning about the downtown area and the new city hall because I’ve been really confused about that. So this is really cool to really understand it finally,” Cuellar told an audience filled with friends, family and city employees there to support the participants.

Above, the fourth annual Youth in Government featured 31 participants from Liberty and Heritage high schools. Left, Mayor Bob Taylor praises student mayor Ashley Greene for her performance in the Youth in Government mock council meeting on Monday. Photos by Samie Hartley

Heritage student Trevor Carlson, who was mentored by Parks and Recreation Director Craig Bronzan, also gained a new appreciation for the city: “Brentwood is still growing. You might not think it but there’s still place for it to grow to, and I’ve learned that we have an awesome city staff and city government, and we’re very lucky to have that.” Other students, such as Liberty’s Hayley Axel, got insight into a potential career. Axel shadowed Assistant City Attorney Karen Murphy and spent time with City Attorney Damien Brown. She said she was thankful for the opportunity to make some connections and learn more about the field. Even Liberty’s

Joseph Hansen, who shadowed City Manager Donna Landeros, said he enjoyed his experience – even if his teacher Gina Capelli had to “shove it down” his throat first. Hansen said it was a privilege to get a better understanding of what it takes to run a city and thanked Landeros for the coolest city tour – ever. Landeros said next year’s Youth in Government program will be hosted at the new city hall. Taylor agreed that the Youth in Government program, now in its fourth year in Brentwood, is a valuable program, and he hopes other cities will catch on and offer students the same opportunity. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Unions a convenient scapegoat

Editor: I am a teamster and have been for 28 years. The events in Wisconsin are very disturbing, to say the least. The governor of Wisconsin, in his divine wisdom, is proposing to eliminate collective bargaining rights for the public employees. The GOP-led legislature in Wisconsin states that this move will eliminate $300 million in debt for the next two years. Wisconsin’s current debt is roughly $3.2 billion and will continue to increase, with no end in sight. My question is: “Why are unions always in the crosshairs of politicians when it comes to saving money?” What most people fail to realize is that unions are important to all working people; not just the unionized workers. Unions provide decent wages, health and welfare and most importantly, workers’ rights. Unions set the standards for nonunion employees. How, you might ask? Most non-union workers do not realize it, but they need to know one thing: Most non-union employers pay their employees comparable wages close to or equal to what a union worker would make because they do not want their workers to unionize. This makes perfect sense when a union tries to implement a collective bargaining agreement in a particular non-union place. Those employees who are non-union look at it this way: Why would we want to unionize when we make as much as a union member and we do not have to pay union dues? However, if unions are eliminated, then the employers across the United States and other countries do not have to pay their employees high wages. The employers are obliged to pay only either state or federal minimum wage, and believe me: both are well below $10 an hour. The bottom line is: non-union employers look at what union employers pay their employees as a guideline to pay

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their non-union employees. At the same time, some people protest the fact that public employees have too high of a pension plan. Why? Because their tax dollars fund these pension plans. This is just a reminder for all of the union haters out there: Public employees also include firefighters, police officers and schoolteachers; not just the people at the DMV or state-run offices. I myself do not mind paying taxes to support people who either educate our children or put their lives on the line to protect us every day. What amazes me is the fact that people can have their expensive SUVs, iPhones, laptops, memberships to country clubs, plastic surgery and their $6 cups of coffee but frown on supporting people who are a big part of our children’s education and protect us every day. In closing: I was watching the news last night and a local reporter was at the state capitol in Wisconsin interviewing a local resident who was against the unions. He stated he was losing his house because of the unions in his county. I told my wife this guy is ignorant and did not know the facts. I wanted to tell this “gentleman” that he was losing his house not because

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of the unions but because of the current housing crisis and the failure of the past administration to regulate the banking industry, as well as the predatory lending that went on during the housing boom. Many states are in a foreclosure crisis, and this dropped the value of many homes across America. When home prices drop, the property value drops and people pay fewer taxes on that particular property. This means less tax revenue for local and state governments. This is the big reason for states being in debt – not the unions! The next time you say “I hate unions,” think of where you would be without them. Michael DeFazio Brentwood

Don’t listen to ideologues Editor: I read the letter improperly titled “Preposterous propaganda” placed in your Feb. 25 edition. I found the letter to be insulting and full of the normal halftruths and lies that we’ve come to expect from the so called “tolerant” left. For starters, he claims that the Constitution was only set up to benefit rich white guys. My family first arrived

on these shores in the 1600s from Europe to seek a life in the New World that was better than what they had in Europe. I have also had ancestors who fought in every war this country has ever fought in and some died for our right to be free. This Constitution has benefited many members of my family, including some that are neither rich nor white. And having the audacity to call anyone who disagrees with him a right-wing tea partier all-or-nothing thinker I find revolting. It’s people like this that need to get off the Kool Aid and start learning to think like a human being instead of like the robot, which they sound like. Our country is not perfect, but the last thing we need is a bunch of people shooting off their mouths acting like 2-year-olds who scream when they don’t get their way. We need to support people who really care about making and keeping our country great instead of listening to the socialist ideologues who only care about destroying the Judeo-Christian values on which this country was truly founded and read your Bible and follow the examples of Jesus. Scott Sims Oakley

GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS City of Brentwood City Manager and City Council City Hall 181 Sand Creek Road, Suite L Brentwood, CA 94513 Phone: 925-516-5440 www.ci.brentwood.ca.us City of Antioch City Manager and City Council City Hall Third and H streets Antioch, CA 94509 Phone: 925-779-7000 www.ci.antioch.ca.us City of Oakley City Manager and City Council City Hall 3231 Main St. Oakley, CA 94561 Phone: 925-625-7000 www.ci.oakley.ca.us Town of Discovery Bay Town Manager and Community Services District 1800 Willow Lake Road Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Phone: 925-634-1131 www.todb.ca.gov County Supervisor, Dist. III Mary N. Piepho 181 Sand Creek Road, Suite L. Brentwood, CA 94513

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Trio hailed as Grads of Distinction by Samie Hartley Staff Writer

According to author Kurt Vonnegut, “High school is closer to the core of the American experience than anything else I can think of.” High school is only a fouryear stop in the journey of life, but it helps cement a foundation for the future. The Liberty Union High School District biennially honors three graduates who have gone on to forge a successful career, using their high school experience as a launching pad for achievement. The district established the Graduates of Distinction Program in 1999 and has honored Brentwood icons such as Rose Pierce, Bill Bristow and Hugh Henderson. This year, Carol Ligon, Bertha Ruiz and Lt. Cmdr. Octavia Ashburn join the list of Liberty graduates who have made their community proud. They will be honored during an awards luncheon on April 1, following a visit to the district’s three high schools. For Ligon, a 1962 Liberty graduate, Liberty was the only school in the area at the time. Since in 1962 the population of Brentwood – far East County’s only official city – came to a grand total of only 3,000, Liberty was fully capable of handling high schoolers from Oakley, Brentwood, Knightsen and Byron. Ligon, who recently moved back to Brentwood after retiring from her position as director of elementary curriculum and

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staff development of the Modesto City School District, expressed surprise when she heard she had been named a 2011 Graduate of Distinction inductee. She remembers high school as a rewarding experience that helped her prepare for her career in education. She served as student body secretary her senior year while taking part in activities such as cheerleading, dance, Pep Club, A Cappella Choir and Latin Club. “High school helped prepare me for the future and shaped me into a well-rounded person,” Ligon said. “I had some outstanding teachers. They encouraged me to set high goals and to look at life as a series of opportunities. And they instilled in me that nothing was impossible. If you worked hard and stayed focused, you could accomplish anything.” Ligon took those words of wisdom to

heart and went on to Stanislaus State for undergrad studies, and University of the Pacific for her master’s degree and teaching credentials. Over the course of her 32-year career in education, Ligon served as an English teacher, a librarian, vice principal and principal before serving out her last nine years in as a district director. In 2000, she published an article in the National Forum of Educational Administration and Supervision Journal, and last year she was honored by the California School Library Association as Administrator of the Year for her ongoing commitment to information literacy. Ligon, who worked at Brentwood’s Delta Theater when she was a student at Liberty, went on to marry her high school sweetheart and has always kept fond memories of her time at Liberty. While it’s been 49

years since she graduated, it doesn’t feel that way to her. “Since learning of the news that I was selected for this honor, I’ve been thinking about my high school days a lot, but it doesn’t feel that long ago,” Ligon said. “Life goes by so quickly, and I’m glad that I learned the value of seizing the moment when I was at Liberty. It’s helped shape my life, and I am truly honored to receive this prestigious award.” Ruiz also feels honored to be selected, but unlike Ligon, her high school experience was more challenging. Ruiz was a shy student and reluctant to join school activities. As an English-as-second-language learner, she found herself struggling to keep up with schoolwork. But she was determined not

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Grads from page 14A to be handicapped by the language barrier, and ultimately found inspiration through her struggles. “High school was hard for me,” Ruiz said. “I was trying to keep up, but it was difficult since my family spoke only Spanish at home – in school, it was only English. But it gave me this idea that I could help others who faced language problems, so I became a translator.” A 1969 Liberty graduate, Ruiz decided to dedicate her time to the community and help translate for Spanish speakers so that they could fill out basic paperwork or get proper care from a doctor. She studied immigration work at San Francisco State in order to help people enter the country legally and pursue the American Dream. Today, she works as a case manager at East Bay Works, helping people with job training and job placement. Her community-service efforts and dedication to the people of Brentwood have not gone unnoticed. She was selected as the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year and she’s been named Soroptmist Woman of Distinction and Woman of the Year. Her other community-service accomplishments include work for the Brentwood Housing Task Force and Neighborhood Committee, the Liberty Union High School District Education Foundation and the Los Medanos College Foundation. While she’s acquired a long resumé of community-service projects, Ruiz shies away from the praise. “Helping people is

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second nature to me. If people need help, I help them. I love people and I like to help. It’s my gift. It’s always been inside of me. People ask me how I can come into work smiling every day, and I tell them it’s easy. I love what I do. To me, it’s not work. It’s not about a paycheck. It’s about helping others, and to see others happy makes me happy.” Ashburn is the youngest of the inductees. She graduated from Liberty in 1991 and currently serves as the associate director of admissions for recruiting for the United States Coast Guard. Ashburn earned the Captain Dorothy Stratton Award for Leadership for exhibiting a superior display of the Coast Guard’s core values of honor, respect and devotion to duty. She is also the first woman in the Coast Guard to received orders as an Officer-in-Charge of a Law Enforcement Detachment Team. In high school, Ashburn represented Liberty on the varsity track team. She was also the band drum major, the student body historian and the yearbook editor. Her other activities included French Club and leadership. The Graduates of Distinction Program recognizes graduates who have distinguished themselves through their accomplishments and contributions to their chosen profession. To be eligible for the honor, a graduate must be someone who demonstrates personal integrity, is a role model for current students, and graduated from the district more than 10 years ago. To learn more about the program, visit http://libertyunion. schoolwires.net.

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debts, etc. Additionally, Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Advance Directives are other extremely important estate planning documents that will allow couples to name who will manage their financial affairs and health care when they are no longer able to, and how their estate will be distributed after death. Children bring up a whole set of other issues, since custody and parenting rights can’t be contracted. As a result, nominations of guardianship in Wills are incredibly important. Remember, estate plans aren’t for you; they’re for the people who depend on you. So if the law doesn’t provide you protection for each other, you need to create it through agreements and estate planning documents.

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Quake from page 3A And while the material needs of his family are being met, Trumm, who is a geologist, admits the emotional damage is harder to fix. “The first few days were just survival state,” said Trumm. “And it’s still rough. We’re having 10 to 20 aftershocks a day, and you begin to realize how traumatic it is emotionally. For the first few days, there were aftershocks every 20 minutes. We’ve had over 5,000 aftershocks since the September quake, but they started petering out to one or two every other day, and then bang, on Tuesday, we get hit with this. We call it ‘earthquake brain’ instead of ‘baby brain’ – not a lot of sleep and lots of stress.” The experience has been especially hard on his son Charlie, who is struggling with the atmosphere of desperation and the loss of his home. “Charlie’s almost 5,” said Trumm, who added that Charlie was not in New Zealand when the September quake hit. “And you can tell he’s a little bit more on edge. When we go to the house to get things, he doesn’t want to go in; he doesn’t trust it. It’s going to take some time.” Because the town and country’s emergency services had experienced an earthquake just a few months ago, the response to this latest disaster has been swift. “The services are doing really well,” said Trumm. “They had a practice run back in September so emergency crews kind of have the hang of it now. Yesterday I saw portapotties being delivered about three blocks away, so we’re hoping some will

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make their way to us soon. Food is not a problem now, although it was initially. “The city is also doing pretty well in terms of helping. We hear the mayor on the news and radio all the time, and that helps. The outreach has been really good. You see a lot of people coming together, and that’s one of the things that’s really nice. You’ll see signs that say ‘water here, come in.’ People are reaching out to each other big-time.” Back in the United States, efforts to send aid abroad continue. Anxious to assist with the relief efforts in New Zealand, Gwynne’s grandson, 17-year-old James Graydon, approached his grandfather last week with some ideas about raising money for those displaced by the quake, including a penny-collection drive at his church. “For me,” said Graydon. “I really wanted to get behind my family because a lot of them were missing at the time and it was such a tragedy. When you have family in trouble, you do what you can to help. But it’s not just about my family; it’s about helping everyone. I just wanted to help however I could.” Since then, Graydon’s efforts have triggered a chain reaction. Brentwood Mayor Bob Taylor said an interest has been expressed in Brentwood becoming a sister city with Christchurch. And at press time, Gwynne had just set up a hotline for those looking to provide direct relief to those in need. “The event is being called AID2CHC (Christchurch),” said Gwynne. “And the umbrella organization is the International

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Un-reinforced brick houses such as this one belonging to a neighbor of former Concord resident Dave Trumm did not fare well in the Feb. 22 earthquake in New Zealand. Orphan Relief Fund (IORF) managed here in town by Johnny and Claudette Staton.” For those interested in donating, the toll-free number is 800-243-2242. Checks can be made out to AID2CHC (include NZ relief fund in the memo area of the

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Soccer playoff run energizes Heritage by Michael Dixon Correspondent At the beginning of the season, Heritage High’s girls varsity soccer team looked good, but head coach Randy James wasn’t sure what to expect in terms of wins and losses. He was coaching a team that featured seven seniors, including the league’s reigning Co-offensive MVP, Ari Gordon. Despite that, the Patriots also fielded a lot of younger players in a highly competitive league. What James got was a team that won the Bay Valley Athletic League, notching a 7-0-3 record in a league that sent two other teams to the playoffs. The Patriots also made a run to the North Coast Section semifinals before losing 1-0 on an overtime penalty kick to San Ramon Valley, a team that has reached the NCS finals for more consecutive years than Heritage has even been a school. “Overall, we were very pleased with how far we got,” said James. “We would obviously like to have gone on, but to take a team like San Ramon into overtime, we are reluctantly happy.” Including the playoffs, the Patriots finished with a 16-2-6 record. In addition to allowing only 14 goals for the season, they allowed more than one goal in a game

only once, a 3-3 tie to James Logan in the last game of December’s Tri-Valley Classic tournament. In total, the Patriots, led by senior goalie Katie Barsanti, shut out their opponents 14 times. James also noted that the penalty kick that ultimately defeated Heritage was the Wolves’ only quality chance of the game. To get to the semifinals, the Patriots won a pair of 2-1 games. The first came in an overtime win against Berkeley, followed by a regulation victory over Castro Valley. All four goals in the playoffs were scored by senior midfielder Mikayla Griggs. “As a league champion, playing at home, we had a bit of an advantage,” James added. “The girls just believed they could play at a really good level.” While defense was the team’s hallmark, it was far from one-dimensional. Including the playoffs, the Patriots netted 50 goals in the regular season. Midfielder Gordon led the Patriots again with 11 goals for the season. She was complemented by sophomore forward Jamie Baron, who scored nine times during the season. Heritage will lose seven seniors from the league championship team, six of them having logged significant minutes this season. James is confident, however, that Heri-

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he Deer Valley High girls varsity basketball team, including senior guard Raven Fox, above, is setting its sights on a North Coast Section title as it makes another deep playoff run. To read about the Wolverines’ semi-final game with Carondelet, visit www.thepress.net. Coverage of second-round action can be found on page 20A.

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Liberty wrestlers earn strong NCS status by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer

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Liberty wrestler Nico Serrano, seen here earlier this season against Freedom, earned a second-place finish at the NCS meet and moves on to Friday’s state tournament.

Paced by 145-pound senior Jesse Baldazo, Liberty saw one of its wrestlers finish in each of the first seven places at the recent North Coast Section championship meet, earning the Lions second place in the field. The Lions could not overcome a powerful De La Salle squad, which finished first with 309 points to Liberty’s 188.50. Six Spartans wrestlers finished in the top spot; no other team boasted more than two titlists. At the beginning of the season, Lions head coach Greg Chappel said he’d be happy if his team finished in the top three at the NCS finale: “I thought that’s where we belonged. We weren’t going to beat De La Salle; they just had too much horsepower.” Baldazo finished first in his weight class, defeating Dublin’s Nate Vincent for the title. Nico Serrano, a 135-pound senior, placed second. Xavier Johnson, a 125-pound junior, took home third.

Baldazo is one of six Liberty wrestlers who qualified for the state tournament, held Friday and Saturday in Bakersfield. Jake Thompson-Zanarini (119 pounds), Johnson (125), Serrano (135) and Frankie Hurtado (285) also move on to the next round. “He’s been our best wrestler and highest-ranked wrestler,” Chappel said of Baldazo. “On top of that, he probably works harder than anybody else. Every day, after he leaves here, he goes and lifts weights with his dad.” Antioch and Freedom tied for eighth place at the tournament. While neither team placed a wrestler in the top spot, two Panthers finished in second – 160-pound senior Luke Hudson and 215-pound junior Kyle Clark, while the Falcons placed one – 130pound senior Zack Wiley. For Antioch, both Hudson and Clark move onto the state tournament, as well as 140-pound senior Joe Baynes. The Falcons send three to the state playoffs, Wiley joining see Finish page 23A


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Deer Valley, Antioch sent home from NCS by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer

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Top, Antioch senior guard Jamaal Davis splits two College Park defenders in first-round playoff action. The Panthers lost in the second round. Above, Deer Valley sophomore guard Kendall Smith takes a shot against San Ramon Valley. The Wolverines saw their playoff run end against the Wolves last week.

Deer Valley High’s boys varsity basketball team saw its season come to an end last week, losing 73-62 to an athletic San Ramon Valley squad. The Wolverines, co-champions of the Bay Valley Athletic League, impressed head coach LeChet Phillips but were unable to hang with the Wolves late in the game. “We did well, started out strong, but we just had our little slips and let down a bit,” Phillips said. “San Ramon’s a really good team. They got to us.” Senior forward Andre McPhail led Deer Valley with 18 points. Sophomore forward Marcus Lee added 16 more. Sophomore guard Kendall Smith and junior guard Dylan Williams each put 12 points on the scoreboard. While McPhail will not be back next year, Phillips said he felt this playoff run was a great experience for returners such as Lee, Smith, Williams and junior guard Chris Canady. The Wolverines finished their season 21-7. “We wound up as a really young team, which bodes well for the future,” Phillips said. “We started something great here now.” Castro Valley 77, Antioch 53 Antioch recorded one of the best seasons in its history, but not good enough to overcome top-seeded Castro Valley, as the Panthers lost 77-53 in the second round of the NCS playoffs. Junior guard Drew Cones led Antioch

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with 10 points. Senior forward Michael Crawley and senior guard Tyvon Walker each scored nine. Senior guard Namuji Madoshi contributed eight points to the effort. “I thought in the first half we played well,” head coach John Woolery said. “We could’ve made a few more plays. We played hard and I thought we played pretty good.” The Panthers were able to hang with the Trojans early on, but it soon became apparent that Castro Valley was too much to overcome. The only blemish on the Trojans’ season was a 70-68 loss to Berkeley in December. Woolery was ecstatic with the way his team performed this season, despite the sour ending. “I started here four years ago, and this is my first class,” Woolery said. “To see those guys win a league championship, it was awesome – very fulfilling.” Girls basketball Deer Valley 77, Monte Vista 53 Deer Valley’s girls varsity basketball team rallied from an early deficit Friday night to defeat sixth-seeded Monte Vista 7753 in the second round of the North Coast Section playoffs. “I thought we played one of our best games of the year,” head coach Mark Anger said. “We really just wore them down in the second half.” Fresno State-bound senior guard Raven Fox scored 23 for the Wolverines. Junior guard Monique Mulder particularly see NCS page 23A

that San Ramon had to fight off an upstart Heritage team – and maybe this year we are – but I like the word “emerging” better. We’re a team, or program, that’s just starting to develop and continuing to get better.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Trevor’s Weekly Mortgage Matters Rates!!! Borrower: OMG rates are moving up! Mortgage Banker: They have been after the Federal Reserve completed a program of buying about $1.25 trillion of securities backed by U.S. residential mortgages. Borrower: Will this trend continue, is my rate safe? Mortgage Banker: I have locked your rate, but this trend will continue. The above dialogue was not created for a play on Broadway or even at Bristow Middle School; it was a mock “texting” conversation between buyer/borrower and their lender. For those of you who don’t text, OMG stands for Oh, my god! I started this week’s column this way, with a text conversation, to showcase how times have changed and rates have moved. It is important to showcase both in order to truly grasp what I’m trying to say: Yes, rates are moving up. No, it is not as bad as you think it is. Last week the national average for a 30-yr mortgage “jumped” to 5.21%...Bloomberg, MSNBC, CNN, and The Wall Street Journal were all eager to share this news. What they forgot to relay however was how mortgage rates came to this record low, and, how long it has been since they (the rates) were here without government assistance. The last time 30-yr mortgage rates hit 5.25% without the government stepping in and purchasing mortgage backed securities to bring back the

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Antioch tennis player Jarrod Sarinas prepares to return a shot during the Richards/Kelly Memorial Tournament at Freedom. The Panthers face a tough road to repeating as league champs this season.

BVAL ready to serve it up by Michael Dixon Correspondent While the Antioch High boys varsity tennis team is the defending Bay Valley Athletic League champion, head coach Larry Johnson expects this to be a rebuilding season – primarily because Antioch’s No. 1 player, junior Ikram Najib, is the Panthers’ lone returning varsity player. Johnson speaks highly of Najib, who recently finished seventh in Freedom’s Richards/Kelly Memorial tournament. Beyond Najib, Johnson identifies Antioch as a raw and untested squad featuring only two seniors between the varsity and junior varsity lineups. “We have a lot of non-seniors. We’re definitely looking forward to the future and hopefully back competitive in contention soon,” said Johnson. “We just have to see how they improve through the year.” The Panthers’ growing pains are more intense than those of a typical high school team: brothers Abid and Zahid Amad were both top players for Antioch last year and were expected to be in the same boat this year. Unfortunately for the Panthers, the duo now attends Deer Valley. Deer Valley The Wolverines figure to be prominent in the league, as joining the Amad brothers in the top three is Cameron Yee. All three are all ranked in the top 100 in the United States Tennis Association’s list of Northern California players. Additionally, of the top three players, only Abid is a senior; his brother and Yee are both sophomores. Deer Valley is 1-1 on the young season, having beaten Berkeley and lost to Amador Valley. “We’re a lot stronger than we’ve been in the past,” said head coach Brian Richardson. “We have a lot of depth this year. Most of my kids are committed to my year-round program. They have a lot to prove. But we’re all hungry.” The program Richardson runs involves kids playing tennis at tournaments throughout the year, notably in the summer. While it isn’t limited to Deer Valley students, last sum-

mer was the first time all the participants were Wolverines. Since he doesn’t scout the opposition, Richardson doesn’t know what to expect from the rest of the league. His goal is to get opponents to play Deer Valley’s brand of tennis. That means working for points and forcing the guy across the net to hit his shots under pressure. Heritage Heritage followed up its 2009 league championship with a third-place finish in 2010. This year, the Patriots are expected to be the primary rivals of Deer Valley in the run to the league championship. Michael Carman is in his first year as coach of the Patriots, replacing Diane Molsberry, who moved to Louisiana last season. Greeting Carman at Heritage is a tennis team consisting of 18 seniors, including everyone in the varsity singles and doubles lineups. “Things are looking really great,” said Carman. “We just need to keep focus and keep working hard in practice. They need to rely on their senior experience and use that to not get overwhelmed in situations.” Kyle Reynolds, who recently finished playing basketball for Heritage, returns as the No. 1 player. Michael de la Madrid, who played on the top doubles team last season, will step up and play No. 2 singles. Jackson Baines rounds out the top three. Freedom Falcons coach Steve Amaro identifies one of his chief strengths as the ability to view things objectively and base his expectations on that. While the six singles players expected to be in Freedom’s lineup are all juniors or seniors, Amaro pointed out that the team would have been stronger had underclassmen from last year not moved. Because of that, he’s more concerned with how his team plays than with wins and losses. The coach expects his team to finish in third place in the league behind Heritage and Deer Valley. While Amaro knows that his team can compete with the top two teams, see BVAL page 23A


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BVAL from page 22A he also acknowledges that losses to the other three teams are possible. Amaro views his singles lineup of senior Jeff Matteri, junior Justin Monge, senior Vince Sandoval, senior Daniel Kwak, junior Drake Miller and senior Juan Morales as a lineup that can beat most teams. “As long as they maximize their potential, I’m happy. I don’t worry a lot about placement,” said Amaro. “There are so many variables that you can’t control. If they focus on the improvement aspect, I’ll be happy.” He views the league championship team that his girls won in the fall as a sign that the boys could win their own league title, as little was expected from the girls. Despite consistently strong teams, no Freedom boys tennis team has ever won a league title. Liberty While the Lions didn’t post a good record a season ago, they did use the experience to develop building blocks for this year. Liberty’s 2010 squad saw nearly no holdovers from the 2009 edition. While the predominately inexperienced and underclassmen Lions took their lumps in 2010, they now have a year of experience under their belts and are ready to compete in 2011. Liberty will also deal with a new coach, as Eduardo Cervantez has moved to Arizona. Replacing him is Thurston Brice. While new with the Lions players, Brice doesn’t lack experience in the game. He’s is a certified Professional Tennis Registry instructor who formerly coached at Pittsburg. Another bright spot for Liberty promises to be junior Jordan Tickner. As a sophomore, Tickner was a team captain and the Lions’ top-ranked player. Although he works for a rival school, Amaro views Tickner as a strong player who can help carry the Lions to surprising victories. Pittsburg Little is known about the Pirates this season. They’re expected to meet stiff competition in the BVAL, but not exclusively due to a lack of talent. Pittsburg also lacks a home court, which will give them an extra road date against every opponent. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Finish from page 19A 109-pound freshman Ricky Coster and 119pound junior Roman Garcia. Pittsburg placed 16th with 81 points, led by third-place finisher Caesar Garcia, a 285-pound senior, who earned a spot in the state tournament. Heritage, one of the youngest teams in the Bay Valley Athletic League, finished 31st with 50 points. The Patriots were led by 152-pound senior Clayton Hambrick, who placed third in his weight class. For his efforts, Hambrick will move onto the state tournament on Friday. Deer Valley notched 13 points, finished 63rd in the field and did not place any wrestlers in the NCS meet. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Delta Patriots crack open new playbook

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Delta Patriots board members, from left, Brenda Rogers, Stan Fratus and Tanya Wilson, are gearing up for another year of competition with the Patriots, a Brentwood-based youth football and cheer organization. forward, said Wilson, to “bringing the spectators, families and players together, especially during game days.”

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Pact from page 1A $500,000 from the city’s budget. However, negotiations between the city and the police association went well, as talks of donations from the community and Antioch Auto Center President Tom Nokes kept delaying the pink slips. Nokes, who also purchased bulletproof vests for SWAT team members, plans to match donations from residents, up to $100,000. In closed session last week, the city and police came to an agreement that would continue officers’ concessions through the rest of the calendar year. Sgt.

Tom Fuhrmann, the head of the Antioch Police Officers Association, said the two sides would continue talking throughout the year in an effort to come to a lengthier and more stable agreement. The current contract of which the concessions are a part ends in August of 2013. “It’s kind of bittersweet,” Fuhrmann said. “Everybody wants to do the best for themselves and their families, but we recognize the need for the officers and those that are working.” Though the agreed-upon concessions will end Dec. 31, both sides were confident more ground would be covered

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akley Mayor Jim Frazier honored officers Curtis Berkley and Phil Ordonez with a proclamation at last week’s council meeting, acknowledging the officers’ effort to resuscitate an Oakley resident during an emergency call in January. The 52-year-old man was not conscious when officers arrived, but after being administered CPR, the subject began breathing again.

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Corrections A story in the Feb. 18 issue of the Press should have mentioned that dogs are allowed at Mt. Diablo State Park only in camping areas, not on trails. Additional restrictions apply to dogs in camping areas. For information, visit www.parks.ca.gov.

throughout the year in order to avoid an ongoing ordeal similar to the recent one that left six cops unsure of their job status. Most recently, the layoff notices were supposed to go out on March 1. “We fully anticipate that we’ll be in continued talks throughout the year and monitoring the situation and the city’s budget,” Fuhrmann said. “It’s a big relief. It gives us a little bit of breathing room and a little bit of stability, at least for the time being. We know that we’re not over it yet and we need to continue to monitor what’s going on with city finances.”

Also, the list of Brentwood BBQ King Cookoff winners in the Feb. 18 edition of The Press listed an incorrect name. Brett Swisher, a member of the Good Old Boys team, contributed to the team’s award-winning ribs, which took third place at this year’s event.

proposed 20-year contract with Foundation Windpower. As the turbine is subject to Antioch’s building ordinances, O’Sullivan and other members of the district pitched the project to the Antioch City Council at its last meeting. O’Sullivan plans to present the proposal to Pittsburg at a meeting on Monday. District General Manager Gary Darling’s goal was to give all the information possible to City Council and the public, offering “no surprises.” “Having gone through quite a few project alternatives, we do think that this bears consideration,” Darling said. “It’s a pretty deliberate and slow process, but we’re interested in receiving any input or questions that you might have.” While City Council members were pleased with the progressive nature of the proposed wind turbine, they were unhappy with its extreme visibility. Councilman Gary Agopian, though he enjoyed the fact that more green energy would be used in Antioch, said the wind turbine would be an eyesore as viewed from Antioch and Pittsburg. He asked Darling why the district didn’t use solar panels, which have a much lower profile than a large wind turbine. Darling replied that placing solar panels requires more real estate than a wind turbine and is not as costefficient. “It doesn’t look that large from that far away, but here in Antioch, I’m looking at a wind turbine right in the middle of all of our views,” Agopian

Despite the concessions, the city must still bridge a budget gap of about $1.27 million by June 30, the end of the current fiscal year. Right now, police services account for roughly $26.2 million of Antioch’s $38.2 million budget. Jakel noted that the city’s coffers and staffing levels are stretched thin. He said Tuesday that Bill Gegg, Antioch’s director of information systems, plans to retire, and his position will not be filled. “We’re still, throughout the organization, not in a position to be hiring,” Jakel said. “We continue to have attrition throughout the organization.”

said. “So I’m a little bit concerned about the location – not the technology, not the savings and not the ‘greenness’ of what you’re trying to do, but the location – looking at a windmill right there in Antioch. I’m not real hot about it.” Councilwoman Mary Helen Rocha echoed Agopian’s thoughts: “It is an object that seems very obtrusive.” District spokeswoman Angela Lowrey pointed to wind as a clean source of energy. In an e-mail, Lowrey noted that wind energy does not create pollution or greenhouse gases. Members of the district also responded to concerns about noise and the danger to wildlife. Darling told the council that the proposed turbine creates minimal noise. The turbine the district plans to put in – a Mitsubishi MWT-1000 – kills an average of only two birds per year, unlike the ones on the Altamont Pass, on which birds have tended to nest. Darling also pointed to the prospect that the turbine would create more local jobs. O’Sullivan said she would probably come back to Antioch’s council in April, after meeting with the Pittsburg City Council this month. Delta Diablo Sanitation District members said they were serious about soliciting as much feedback from residents as possible. “Over the next year,” Lowrey wrote in an e-mail, “this project will undergo a range of formal approval processes and receive input from the public.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on March 15, 2011, hold a public hearing to consider the following application: An application for a time extension for a tentative parcel map (MS 354-04), to subdivide a 3.46-acre parcel into three parcels of 1.12-acres, 1.22-acres and 1.12-acres, located at 2301 Empire Avenue, south of Lone Tree Way (APN 019-040-050). Applicant: Ken Fenell Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 101B Sand Creek Road, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Senior Planner Jeff Zilm [(925) 516-5136 or jzilm@ci.brentwood.ca.us] in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 118 Oak Street, Brentwood, California 94513. Before any court challenge of Planning Commission decisions, you are required to appeal the decision to the City Council no later than the time period provided under the City’s Municipal Code. In addition you may be limited to raising only those issues you

or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: March 4, 2011

Department of the City of Brentwood, 118 Oak Street, Brentwood, California 94513. Before any court challenge of Planning Commission decisions, you are required to appeal the decision to the City Council no later than the time period provided under the City’s Municipal Code. In addition you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: March 4, 2011

height limitation of the Public Facilities zone for up to six antennae with support structures, to be located on a new 70-foot-high monopole within the Sunset Park Athletic Complex, north of Sunset Road and east of Garin parkway (APN: 018-200-002). Applicant: T-Mobile / John Da Cruz Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 101B Sand Creek Road, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Assistant Planner Tim Nielsen [(925) 516-5151 or tnielsen@ ci.brentwood.ca.us] in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 118 Oak Street, Brentwood, California 94513. Before any court challenge of Planning Commission decisions, you are required to appeal the decision to the City Council no later than the time period provided under the City’s Municipal Code. In addition you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: March 4, 2011

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on March 15, 2011, hold a public hearing to consider the following: A review of the draft General Plan amendment (GPA 11-002) to update the Housing Element in accordance with State law, including the Goals, Policies and Action Programs, as well as progress on compliance with the Association of Bay Area Government’s Regional Housing Need Determination. Applicant: City of Brentwood Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 101B Sand Creek Road, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Associate Planner Debbie Hill [(925) 516-5135 or dhill@ci.brentwood. ca.us] in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 118 Oak Street, Brentwood, California 94513. Before any court challenge of Planning Commission decisions, you are required to appeal the decision to the City Council no later than the time period provided under the City’s Municipal Code. In addition you may be limited to

raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: March 4, 2011

4) Allowing payment of in-lieu fees at time of building permit issuance of market-rate units. 5) Allowing the Finance Director to utilize housing funds towards the City Council-approved Housing Division operating budget. Applicant: City of Brentwood Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 101B Sand Creek Road, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Senior Community Development Analyst Kwame Reed [(925) 516-5304 or kreed@ci.brentwood.ca.us] in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 118 Oak Street, Brentwood, California 94513. Before any court challenge of Planning Commission decisions, you are required to appeal the decision to the City Council no later than the time period provided under the City’s Municipal Code. In addition you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: March 4, 2011

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on March 15, 2011, hold a public hearing to consider the following application: An application for a conditional use permit (CUP 11-001) to allow the continued operation of an existing indoor recreational facility, known as Black Diamond Kids Center within an approximately 13,500 square-foot building, located at 2015 Elkins Way (APN 018-200-010). Applicant: Black Diamond Kids Center Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 101B Sand Creek Road, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Senior Planner Jeff Zilm [(925) 516-5136 or jzilm@ci.brentwood. ca.us] in the Community Development

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on March 15, 2011, hold a public hearing to consider the following: A conditional use permit (CUP 11-002) to allow a wireless telecommunication facility consisting of an approximately 375-square-foot ground base equipment area and a variance (V 11001) to exceed the maximum 20-foot

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on March 15, 2011, hold a public hearing to consider the following: A rezone (RZ 11-003) to amend Chapter 17.725 (Affordable Housing) of the Brentwood Municipal Code by the following: 1) Eliminating the requirement for new residential rental development to comply, consistent with the Palmer/ Sixth Street Properties LP v. City of Los Angeles case. 2) Applying the requirements to subdivisions of 10 or more dwelling units/ lots. 3) Allowing the payment of a low income level in-lieu fee for developments between 10 and 24 dwelling units.


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K9 from page 1B by retreating German forces in 1918, he was rescued by an American Army sergeant and brought back to the United States. From there, the dashing movie star made 122 films and was the title character of a TV series. Today, thousands of K9 dog units staff police departments throughout the country. Most forces employ two K9s – as with the Brentwood Police Department – and some, like Oakley’s, a single dog. Antioch and Pittsburg also make use of K9s. Many jurisdictions share K9 officers with neighboring jurisdictions. “Canines are just another invaluable tool from the tool box,” said Oakley Police Chief Bani Kollo. “And here in East County we share our dogs with different agencies as needed. You can never have enough canines.”

Demonstrations such as this one – featuring recently retired Oakley K9 deputy Bronco and officer Donald Patchin, left, and Sgt. Robert Roberts – highlight the intensity and speed with which K9s can apprehend a suspect.

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ON THE COVER: Lt. Joe Lang and his canine counterpart Barney are one of two canine teams on the Brentwood police force. Canine units are becoming increasingly common in police forces worldwide.

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Still, research shows that properly trained and utilized police dogs can save a department as much as $100,000 a year. According to Dan Moore, owner of Moore K9 Training in Brentwood, what qualifies as a proper police dog is a little subjective. “Well, what makes a good dog is all relative,” said Moore, who has been training police dogs for nearly 30 years. “All police departments

want cross-trained dogs, meaning they can handle basic patrol work and find narcotics also. But what you’re looking for are good instincts, self-confidence and a natural intelligence.” But it’s a good handler that makes the dog an effective law enforcement tool. A good handler relates well to dogs, is willing to work, train and be patient with the

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When it comes to canine candidates, the most common choices are German shepherds and Labrador retrievers, although the Belgian Malinois is also a popular police dog. European dogs are most frequently recruited and trained, but they’re not cheap. Most canines run in the $10,000 range, and when you factor in approximately $6,000 for training, you’re looking at a fairly expensive purchase.

animal, and understands the intricacies of police dogs. “Many times handlers spend more time with their dogs than they do with their own families,” said Moore. “They have to be willing to put in the time. It takes a certain kind of police officer to be a part of the canine unit.” see K9 page 3B


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Lang, who worked with a canine partner at his last police job as a deputy in Mendocino County, agreed that being a canine handler requires a certain personality and level of commitment. “I’ve been a deputy with and without a dog,” said Lang. “And I have to say I kind of prefer the dog. But there is a lot that goes into having a canine partner and a lot of other considerations that come with the job. For instance, you have to remember to feed them a certain amount of time before you go on patrol so their stomachs don’t twist up. You have to stop a lot for them to stretch their legs and do their business, and most important of all, you have to trust your dog, trust his instincts. And that’s a relationship that takes some time to develop.” When Lang was a young deputy in Mendocino County, he received a late-night call to check out some suspicious activity in town, and took his new police dog with him. The call turned into a foot pursuit, Lang running behind his dog through the heavily wooded forests of Mendocino, when suddenly the dog stopped. “I was running in pursuit and all of sudden the dog just stops in his tracks,” said Lang. “And it was pitch dark and I couldn’t really see so I just ran on by him. I couldn’t understand why he would just stop short.” Lang soon discovered why when he found himself dropping off a substantial cliff, resulting in a few broken bones and a bruised ego. “I learned one of the most important rules of the job that night,” said Lang. “And that is to trust your dog. He

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Trained to apprehend, not attack Most police dogs, and specifically those in East County, are the products of what’s called passive-alert training, meaning the dogs are trained to look for what they think is a toy, but what might in fact result in the capture of a criminal or the seizure of narcotics. “Barney is not trained to attack; he’s trained to apprehend,” said Lang. “He thinks he’s looking for his toy. To him, when given the signal, it’s a game, and the prize is the toy, which might be a bag of marijuana or a missing cell phone or article of clothing. If he’s trained properly, a dog definitely knows his job.” But before a dog can know his job, he must understand the basics, such as obedience. “And catching the bad guys,” said Moore. “That’s a basic that never changes.” He added that most departments these days import their dogs from Europe, primarily because they are trained and raised at a higher level than dogs in the United States. And while training techniques have altered little over the years, what has evolved are the crimes. “Crimes have changed; training hasn’t,” said Moore. “Things are getting more violent, and they’re almost always drug related. I’ve had several handlers recently involved in shootings, whereas before, we really didn’t have those kinds of things.” see K9 page 4B

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K9 from page 3B Patrol classes are about four weeks long, and the dogs are taught how to bite and release on command, trail and track missing people or items, and identify odors such as narcotics. But for training to remain effective, ongoing sessions are important. The training also has its negatives. Expensive and time-consuming, canine teams absent while training – as often as twice a month and sometimes more frequently – can leave departments in the lurch. “The challenge is that because the K9 teams are constantly in training, we are also losing one of our most effective tools,” said Kollo. “So that’s where the mutual sharing of canines with neighboring jurisdictions is a good thing. But it can still be difficult.” The more serious negatives, of course, are fatalities. Each year dozens of dogs are killed in the line of duty. No matter how well trained the teams are, death is an inevitable part of the job. Dogs killed on the job are often afforded the same honors as any other fallen member of the police department.

A day in a dog’s life Photo courtesy of k9pride.com

K9 units also serve in branches of the military. Their training and natural instincts make them ideal partners for soldiers in a variety of situations. of the evening shift. As Lang walked Barney out to the patrol car to begin his beat, a group of school children preparing to take a tour of the Brentwood department spotted the handsome German shepherd. And it’s clear

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During a recent ride-along with Barney and Lang, it became immediately clear that Barney is anything but the stereotypical police dog. Expected to be a highly aggressive, wary and intimidating dog, Barney makes a decidedly different first impression. Although he’s lean, graceful and obviously intelligent, he’s also playful and sweet, just as happy to be petted and fussed over by a stranger (in the presence of his handler) as he is to sit at his master’s heels during the department’s debriefing session at the start

they know who the real star of the police department is. “Hi, Barney!” shouted one little girl. “Hey, there’s Barney!” a few more yell as Barney calmly strolls by the students, held on a short leash by Lang. “When I saw the kids out here, I auto-

matically put the leash on Barney and kept it tight,” said Lang. “Because even though I know he’s not going to do anything, he is, after all, an animal, and they’re always unpredictable. That’s my job: to make sure the public – and Barney – are safe.” Typical days on the canine beat often involve a lot of hurry-up-and-wait. Sniffing narcotics out of drug-infested buildings or chasing suspects by means of a single short command from the handler are not everyday occurrences. According to Lang, they’re the exception to the rule. “Barney has never had to attack anyone yet, but he’s sniffed out a handful of things (such as drugs) while on the job,” said Lang. “He has managed to diffuse a lot more situations just by his presence, and that makes him an invaluable tool.” And when those tools work, their efforts are truly lifesaving. Kollo recalled an incident recently where Shadow, Oakley’s Malinois police dog, participated in a pursuit on the freeway where officers had stopped a suspicious driver. “The suspect kept reaching in his waist band like he had a weapon, but Shadow was able to keep him from getting to whatever was there and he helped us put that incident to bed,” said Kollo. “And a few weeks ago there was a fugitive hiding in the cut-out bottom of a couch in someone’s home, which we wouldn’t have seen, but Shadow pulled him right out.”

When things go wrong When a local Brentwood man’s dog was killed last December allegedly by an see K9 page 7B


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Mary Minervini rentwood resident Mary Minervini was born on March 5, 1911 in Bitonto, Italy and will be 100 years young on Saturday, March 5. Mary came to the United States at the age of 16 with her mother and five siblings. Her father had already been working in the United States for six years. Mary was too old to go to school, so her father hired a tutor to teach her to speak English. She soon learned the trade of seamstress, which became her lifelong occupation. It was her faith in God, her love of family, music and, of course, cooking that kept her active. She has a son, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mary will be celebrating her 100th birthday with an open house. Many happy returns, Mary, from the Brentwood Press!

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Anniversary Jean and Albert Vial celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on Feb. 21 at their home in Summerset I at a surprise party given by their daughter. Their love story started in Stockton, where they met on a blind date and married when they were 21 and 22, respectively. It’s still going strong now 69 years later. Jean and Albert have three children: Donna Vial of Glencoe, John Vial and wife Debbie of Atascadero, and Jane McClay and husband Terry of Auburn. They have six grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. They enjoy going out to dinner and having friends over as well as visiting their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jean and Albert are in excellent health and enjoy walks, trips to the pool in the summer, and vacationing at their Truckee home.

BIRTHS Nov. 30 Tara Alexander Oakley – Boy Dec. 1 Sijifredo Lua-Farias and Karen Funes Antioch – Boy

Dec. 2 Gina Guffey Brentwood – Girl Dec. 3 Roando Duran and Bernadette Thompson Antioch – Boy

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Juan Macias and Lorena Landeros Oakley – Boy Dec. 4 Jose Castro and Maria Onofre Brentwood – Boy

Dec. 5 Eric Reason II and Shawn-Tay Davis Antioch – Boy Dec. 7 Raul Perez and Maria Minchaca

Antioch – Boy Leslie Beck Antioch – Girl Dec. 8 Veodis Jackson and Janette Diaz Antioch – Girl

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Dec. 9 Todd and Melanie Scolari Discovery Bay – Boy Joe Flores and Christina Minjares Antioch – Boy

Dec. 10 Duane Cole II and Lindsey Zaarour Brentwood – Boy Craig Mitchell and Kimberly Hernandez Antioch – Girl

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

Reality Check for online dating A retired law enforcement officer/licensed private investigator and a single mom strive to tighten security in the online dating realm with their new company, offering background checks to online dating users. It’s called Romance Reality Check, where users confirm information such as the criminal background (including registered sex offender status) of those they meet through online dating sites. John McCarty and Beth Mallory, both of Antioch, started the website to protect those in the online dating environment and promote awareness of the risks involved. “I’ve heard a lot of horror stories of people being ripped off by con artists, people being physically assaulted by someone they met online, meeting someone who was married or had a criminal record,” said retired police officer and co-founder McCarty. Romance Reality Check is backed by Blackhawk Private Investigations, which turns over background checks within two days of the service purchase. Though some of the information is obtainable online, RRC

puts everything – from bankruptcy filings to professional licenses to criminal record information – into one easy-to-read report. When you’re able to find data online, it’s often inaccurate or out of date,” McCarty said. “Just because the information is out there doesn’t mean people know how to inter-

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pret it or verify it. We use the most up-to-date databases available.” McCarty is an experienced background investigator and a POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training) certified background investigator. His access to databases allows him to obtain the information quickly, and his 11plus years of experience in law enforcement and 13 years as a licensed private investigator help him break down that information just as

online dating service market and putting her knowledge of computers and website management to use; more simply, to help people. Online dating services transformed the online dating culture when the first site launched in 1994. Today, hundreds of online dating sites are available and some are specific to religion, race and even body type. According to Jupiter Research, the average online dating user spends more than $200 annually

“He’s a perfectionist, and the reports are as detailed as possible,” Mallory said of McCarty. “He has instincts about the information gathered.” As a sporadic online dating user, Mallory is taking advantage of the multi-million dollar

on these services, and consumer spending on such services are estimated to reach almost $1 billion by the end of this year. RRC aims to keep the online dating environment safe and respectable. According to a Better Business Bureau report, complaints of online dating services increased by 73 percent in 2007. State governments are even taking a stand. New Jersey and New York have passed the Internet Dating Safety Act, which requires online dating sites to publish potential risks, encourage users to follow safety tips, and disclose whether or not the service includes background checks. Though RRC doesn’t guarantee it will find everything, the information it provides will lead to better decision making on the part of its clients. “It just makes sense to protect yourself,” Mallory said. “Remember: knowledge is power!”


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K9 from page 4B off-duty San Leandro police dog, questions of propriety, liability and protocol were brought into sharp focus. According to the San Leandro Police Department, the investigation is ongoing, and both the handler and dog have remained on active duty. Typically, police departments are liable when a canine hurts an individual, as might also be the dog’s handler, according to Policek9.com. But statistics on the frequency of K9-generated injuries or incidents are sketchy, partly because such information overlaps into personnel records, which are not open to the public. Kollo, however, believes that despite each department’s ability to set its own policy about how such incidents are handled, basic protocol should be roughly the same. “A canine is subject to all the traditional policies and procedures of any department,” said Kollo. “There may be some semantic differences, but I believe the use of force policy applies.” Force policy is a set of standards applied to police officers when force is used in the apprehension of a subject. “There are police dogs that are biters out there and there are those who aren’t,” said Moore. “Some you can take to a park, and some you have to know that you can’t. What I tell my handlers is that even though you think this is your dog, it’s the city’s property, and even if he looks like your average, run-of-the-mill German shepherd, he’s not. Common sense would dictate caution.” When things do go wrong they can create the impetus for change. John Burris, one of California’s noted civil rights attorneys, was responsible for implementing new policy in the Oakland Police Department in 1993. In the case of Watkins vs. City of Oakland, Burris represented a burglary suspect who sustained severe bites on his feet and legs when cornered by an Oakland police dog. At the time of the incident, the Oakland department trained its dogs to “find and bite,” clamping onto a suspect and not letting go, or re-biting when a suspect resisted. As a result of the suit, the Oakland Police Department changed its canine training policy to “find and bark.” Still, many departments argue that a well-trained canine team can actually reduce liability in some cases by reducing the likelihood a suspect will resist in the first place.

Common misconceptions The stereotype of police dogs as lethal killers is hard to erase. And with good reason. “The public has this perception of fear with police dogs that they’re trained to attack, but they’re not,” said Lang. “They’re trained to apprehend. If Barney is told to take down a bad guy, he’ll go in and grab onto him and hold him until I tell him to let go. He thinks it’s a game. When he gets the command to search, he thinks it’s time to play and get the ball.” Moore agreed. “I think the biggest misconception is that police dogs are vicious killers, and they’re not,” said Moore. “These are working dogs with different personalities, just like people. People think that every German shepherd is the same, but they’re not; they all think differently. Some of them aren’t very friendly, but that doesn’t mean they’re not good at their jobs. And some are very friendly and loving pets, but still know how to get the job done. They’re all different.” Another misconception, according to Moore, is that police dogs are easy to train. “Training police dogs is extremely difficult,” said Moore. “But a lot of people look at them and think ‘Hey, how hard could it be? I trained my own dog.’ But the reality is that you have to be able to communicate with the dog, be able to read their body language and understand the techniques. It’s a lot harder than it looks.” The working life of a police dog is approximately five to eight years. Barney has been on the job in Brentwood for not quite a year, and although Lang is due to retire in just a couple of years, he’s extending his retirement to coincide with Barney’s. And once his partner retires, he will too. “I’m stretching it out because I don’t want to leave Barney,” said Lang, who plans to keep Barney as a family pet once his tour as a deputy dog is done. “He’s a member of my family now. I could never give him up.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Brentwood will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on February 22, 2011 to consider the following matter: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD ESTABLISHING FEES RELATED TO CHAPTER 5.70 (MASSAGE ORDINANCE) OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE, AMENDING FEES FOR PARKING VIOLATIONS, AND REVISING THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD 2010/2011 COST ALLOCATION PLAN AND SCHEDULE OF CITY FEES. Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 101B Sand Creek Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. Further information may be obtained from City Hall, 708 Third Street, Brentwood, California 94513, (925) 516-5400. If you challenge the City Council’s action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Dated: February 25, March 4, 2011 /s/________________________ Margaret Wimberly, CMC City Clerk Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 25, March 4, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Brentwood will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on March 22, 2011 to consider the following matter: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AMENDING EXISTING RECREATION PROGRAM FEES AND REVISING THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD 2010/2011 COST ALLOCATION PLAN AND SCHEDULE OF CITY FEES Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 101 B Sand Creek Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. Further information may be obtained from City Hall, 708 Third Street, Brentwood, California 94513, (925) 516-5400. If you challenge the City Council’s action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Dated: February 24, 2011 /s/____ _____________________ Margaret Wimberly, CMC City Clerk- Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 4, 11, 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000226-00 The name of the business (es): KJK Properties Located at: 1673 Albani Place In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Katrina Odom- Culbreath, 1673 Albani Place, Brentwood, CA 94513; Kent Odom, 3615 Wheeler Circle, Nampa, ID; Jimmy Odom, 316 Burbank, Antioch, CA 94509 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: Katrina Odom- Culbreath This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 12, 2011 By: L. Derrick, Deputy Expires: January 12, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 11,18, 25, March 4, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000265-00 The name of the business (es): Burkes Toffee Located at: 305 Mohar Court In: Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s):Judy Burke, 305 Mohar Court, Pleaseant Hill, CA 94523; Natalie Burke, 2709 Serene Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Co-Partnersl The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 11/07. Signature of registrant: Judy Burke This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 12, 2011 By: Liz Gonzalez, Deputy Expires: January 12, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 11,18, 25, March 4, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000370-00 The name of the business (es): ORIOLE’S CHRYSALIS MAKEUP ARTISTRY Located at: 500 LAKEVIEW DRIVE In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): ORIOLE MARIA BELAND, 500 LAKEVIEW DRIVE, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/18/11. Signature of registrant: ORIOLE MARIA BELAND This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 18, 2011 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires” January 18, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 18, 25, March 4, 11, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000927-00 The name of the business (es): TEMP CONTROL CLOTHING Located at: 151 SAND CREEK ROAD, SUITE G In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): UBAKA UGOOUDEH OBIORA, 700 CROCKET DRIVE, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 2/7/11. Signature of registrant: Ubaka Obiora Ugooudeh This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on:February 7, 2011 By: L. Derrick, Deputy Expires: February 7, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 25, March 4, 11,18, 2011 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Disco Bay Auto & Boat Detailing at 6330 Brentwood Boulevard, Brentwood, CA 94513 The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on February 14, 2011 under file number #F-0001067-00. (*) 1. PAUL MICHAEL LAGASCA, 4231 ORWOOD ROAD, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 (**) This business was conducted by: an Individual Signature: Paul M. Lagasca This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County in the date indicated by file stamp above. Date: February 22, 2011 By: B. Basch, Deputy Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000435-00 The name of the business (es): Andrea’s Property Services Located at: 2200 Winchester Loop In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Andrea Lynn DeSimone and Peter DeSimone, 2200 Winchester Loop, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Andrea DeSimone This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 19, 2011 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: January 19, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 11,18, 25, March 4, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000759-00 The name of the business (es): SPECTRUM ELECTRONICS Located at: 2847 ROCKRIDGE DRIVE In: PLEASANT HILL, CA 94523 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): YOUSSEF FATHI, 2847 ROCKRIDGE DRIVE, PLEASANT HILL, CA 94523. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 2/1/11. Signature of registrant: Youssef Fathi This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 1, 2011 By: L. Derrick, Deputy Expires: February 1, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000527-00 The name of the business (es): HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS Located at: 8820 Brentwood Boulevard In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Mailing: 11645 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): KAI HOTELS LP, 11645 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530. This business is conducted by: a Limited Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Vimal Patel, General ManagerThis statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 24, 2011 By: B. Basch, Deputy Expires: January 24, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 11,18, 25, March 4, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000545-00 The name of the business (es): TAX SOLUTIONS, Located at: 455 Moraga Road, #B In: Moraga, CA 94556 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): SANDA HENRY, 637 St. Mary’s Road, Lafayette, CA 94549. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/25/11. Signature of registrant: Sanda Henry This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 25, 2011 By: L. Barajas, Deputy Expires: January 25, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000602-00 The name of the business (es): Tamale Lover’s, Located at: 8610 Brentwood Boulevard, Suite F In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Tony I. Bess and Juliane M. Bess, 1600 Cayenne Drive, 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: 1/26/11. Signature of registrant: Juliane M. Bess This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 26, 2011 By: Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires: January 26, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000620-00 The name of the business (es): Sierra Ensemble Located at: 2001 Santa Clara Street In: Richmond, CA 94804 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Janis Lieberman, 3020 El Cerrito Place, El Cerrito, CA 94530; Marc Steiner, 46 Villa Drive, San Pablo, CA 94806; Anita Felix, 8330 Dressage Way, Sacramento, CA 95829. This business is conducted by: a General Partnershipl The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/15/02. Signature of registrant: Janis L. Lieberman This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 26, 2011 By: B. Basch, Deputy Expires: January 26, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000414-00 The name of the business (es): OLIVEIRA LAND & INVESTMENT COMPANY Located at: 8005 Bruns Road In: Byron, CA 94514 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Carlos H. Oliveira, 8005 Bruns Road, Byron, CA 94514. 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: Brian H. Oliveira This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 19, 2011 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: January 19, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 18, 25, March 4, 11, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001051-00 The name of the business (es): CARA MIA SPA Located at: 120 East Third Street In: Pittsburg, CA 94565, Mailing: 3395 William Way, Pittsburg, CA 94565 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Sara Cronister and Charles Cronister, 3395 William Way, Pittsburg, CA 94565. 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: Sara Cronister This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 14, 2011 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: February 14, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 4, 11,18, 25, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000395-00 The name of the business (es): East Contra Costa Homeless Animal Lifeline Organization Located at: 1808 Walnut Grove Court In: Oakley, CA 94561 Mailing: P.O. Box 2011, Antioch, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): East Contra Costa County Homeless Animals Lifeline Organization. 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: Tamara Reed, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 19, 2011 By: Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires: January 19, 2016 Oakley Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 2011

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Brentwood Party Rentals at 2610 Empire Avenue, Brentwood, CA 94513 The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on November 2, 2006 under file number #2006-0008962 (*) 1. Paul R. Kelly, 20 McFarlan Road, Brentwood, CA 94513 2. Connie D. Kelly, 20 McFarlan Road, Brentwood, CA 94513 (**) This business was conducted by: a Husband and Wife Signature: Paul R. Kelly This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County in the date indicated by file stamp above. Date: February 24, 20111 By:J. Odegaard, Deputy Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000827-00 The name of the business (es): Discovery Bay Designs Located at: 4895 South Point In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Stephen H. Walde and Susan V. Walde, 4895 South Point, 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: 2/28/06. Signature of registrant: Stephen H. Walde This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 3, 2011 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: February 3, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 25, March 4, 11,18, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000832-00 The name of the business (es): Red Door Property Management Located at: 2629 Camelback Road In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jonathan Selin, 2629 Camel Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/1/11. Signature of registrant: Jonathan Selin This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 3, 2011 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: February 3, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 25, March 4, 11,18, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001059-00 The name of the business (es): WOLTER TAX SERVICE Located at: 3245 LOOKOUT POINT LOOP In: DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): MARIA M. WOLTER, 3245 LOOKOUT POINT LOOP, 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: Maria M. Wolter This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 14, 2011 By: L. Barajas, Deputy Expires: February 14, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 25, March 4, 11, 18, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001062-00 The name of the business (es): DISCOVERY BAY PADDLEBOARDS Located at: 331 DISCOVERY BAY BOULEVARD In: DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): RON LEHRER AND CAROL LEHRER, 331 DISCOVERY BAY BOULEVARD, DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Ron Lehrer This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on:February 14, 2011 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: February 14, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 25, March 4, 11,18, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F0001566-00 The name of the business (es): American RetroFit Systems Located at: 2136 Sand Pt Rd In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505, Mailing: P.O. Box 1325, Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Gregory L. Hubley, Trustee, 2136 Sand Pt Rd Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: a Trust The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Gregory L. Hubley, Trustee This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 23, 2011 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: february 23, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001061-00 The name of the business (es): KRT Services; KRT Computer Services Located at: 380 Carrol Court, Suite D In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Kurt Tomicich and Rosana Tomicich, 1745 Corte Vista Street, 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: 2005. Signature of registrant: Kurt Tomicich This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 14, 2011 By: L Derrick, Deputy Expires: February 14, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 25, March 4, 11,18, 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000781-00 The name of the business (es): Tan 365 Located at: 1684 Greenyard Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Kathie Pedreira, 1684 Greenyard Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Kathie Pedreira This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 2, 2011 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: February 2, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001305-00 The name of the business (es): Butterfly Errands And Senior Consciere Located at: 210 W. Cypress Road, #1 In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jeanette Sabatoni, 210 W. Cypress Road, #1, Oakley, CA 95561. 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: Jeanette Sabatoni This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on:February 23, 2011 By: P. Cornelius, Deputy Expires: February 23, 2016 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: March 4, 11,18, 25, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001015-00 The name of the business (es): KCM SOLUTIONS Located at: 2000 Crow Canyon Place, #415 In: San Ramon, CA 94583 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): KCM SOLUTIONS, 2000 Crow Canyon Place, #415, San Ramon, CA 94583 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: 2/10/11. Signature of registrant: Edward T. Macauley This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 10, 2011 By: L. Derrick, Deputy Expires: February 10, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 18, 25, March 4, 11, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000892-00 The name of the business (es): Laser Craft Located at: 77 Greensboro Way In: Antioch, CA 94509 Mailing: 3710 Lone Tree Way #160, Antioch, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Robert Bruce, 77 Greensboro 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: 2/26/06. Signature of registrant: Robert Bruce This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 4, 2011 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: February 4, 2016 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: February 25, March 4, 11,18, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001067-00 The name of the business (es): Disco Bay Auto & Boat Detailing Located at: 6330 Brentwood Boulevard In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Paul M. Lagasca, 4231 Orwood Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/14/11. Signature of registrant: Paul M. Lagasca This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 14, 2011 By: Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires: February 14, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 25, March 4,11, 18, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001114-00 The name of the business (es): SUMMERSET VETERANS CLUB Located at: 1524 BISMARCK LANE In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): LEONARD BREGMAN, 1524 BISMARCK 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: 09/02. Signature of registrant: Leonard Bregman This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 16, 2011 By: Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires: February 16, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 25, March 4, 11,18, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1307215-02 APN: 055- 580-0374 TRA: 01-130 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx1242 REF: Bermudez, Rogelio A IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED November 09, 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 10, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded November 18, 2005, as Inst. No. 2005-0447427-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Rogelio A Bermudez and Lucy Agnes Bermudez, 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: 2495 Mammoth Way Antioch CA 94531-9200 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: $654,478.18. 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 14, 2011. (R-367150 02/18/11, 02/- 25/11, 03/04/11) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 18, 25, March 4, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001346-00 The name of the business (es): Brentwood Party Rentals Located at: 2610 Empire Avenue In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Mailing: P.O. Box 798, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Kelcor Inc., 8440 Brentwood Boulevard, 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: Paul R. Kelly, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 24, 2011 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: February 24, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001251-00 The name of the business (es): Disco Bay Auto & Boat Detailing Located at: 6330 Brentwood Boulevard In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jim E. Lagasca, 4231 Orwood Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Jim E. Lagasca This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 22, 2011 By: B. Basch, Deputy Expires: February 22, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 4,11,18, 25, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0004204-00 The name of the business (es): LE NAILS Located at: 8065 Brentwood Boulevard, #3 In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): PHONG NGUYEN and LAN NGUYEN, 4392 TRAVALE PLACE, OAKLEY, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: a Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Phong Nguyen This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 2, 2011 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: February 2, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001183-00 The name of the business (es): BAY AREA COLLEGE FUNDING Located at: 5221 DRY CREEK COURT In: ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): NED W. BOGIE C.L.U. 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: Ned W. Bogie This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 18, 2011 By: L. Derrick, Deputy Expires: February 18, 2016 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: March 4, 11,18, 25, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1306779-10 APN: 033- 301-0114 TRA: 19-029 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx9065 REF: Hanlon, Donald IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED April 14, 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 10, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded April 23, 2004, as Inst.

No. 2004-0146516-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Donald F. Hanlon and Juliee A. Hanlon, 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: 3984 Oak Grove Drive Oakley CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $310,194.78. 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 18, 2011. (R-368777 02/18/11, 02/- 25/11, 03/04/11) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 18, 25, March 4, 2011

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000785-00 The name of the business (es): SHINY NAILS Located at: 1135 2nd Street, Suite B In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): LAM THANH TRAN, 3343 WYOMING COURT, STOCKTON, CA 95212. 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: LAM THANH TRAN This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 2, 2011 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: February 2, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000219-00 The name of the business (es): The Vineyard Inn Located at: 6740 Balfour Road In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Mailing: P.O. Box 309, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Glenda Cohn, 6740 Balfour Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Glenda Cohn This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 12, 2011 By: Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires: January 12, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 2011 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: LE NAILS Located at: 8065 Brentwood Boulevard, #3 In: Brentwood, CA 94513 The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on: 6/4/2010 under file number: 20100004204 (*)1. NANCY T. NGO, 3637 HEPBURN CIRCLE, STOCKTON, CA 95209. (**) This business was conducted by: an Individual Signature of registrant: NANCY TUYET NGO This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 2, 2011 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001007-00 The name of the business (es): TBill Medical Billing Located at: 19 Renoir Court In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Therese Holtzinger, 19 Renoir Court, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Therese Holtzinger This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 10, 2011 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: February 10, 2016 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 18, 25, March 4, 11, 2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0152791 Title Order No. 10-8546507 Investor/Insurer No. 1702075682 APN No. 037- 333-025-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/24/2006. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: GEORGE A. HERRERA, A SINGLE MAN, dated 08/24/2006 and recorded 08/31/06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0276344-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 04/01/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1351 BYNUM 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 $442,706.19. 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/- 01/2011 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# FNMA3906319 03/04/2011, 03/- 11/2011, 03/18/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 4, 11, 18, 2011


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1310360-02 APN: 017- 490-050-6 TRA: 10001 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx3226 REF: Bistor, Sophia IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED July 14, 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 24, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded July 21, 2005, as Inst. No. 20050269287-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Michael E Bistor and Sophia Bistor, 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: 1132 Jordan Ct Brentwood CA 945136811 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: $676,344.46. 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 04, 2011. (R-370167 03/04/11, 03/11/- 11, 03/18/11) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 4, 11, 18, 2011

is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in Civil Code 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has not obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: February 24, 2011 PROVIDENT FINANCIAL CORPORATION as said Trustee, as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary KIMBERLY COONRADT D’ AMBROSIO, ASST. SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 1820 E. FIRST ST., SUITE 210, P.O. BOX 11988 SANTA ANA, CA 92711- 1988 We are assisting the Beneficiary to collect a debt and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose whether received orally or in writing. If available, the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or you may access sales information at www.tacforeclosures.com. TAC# 929434 PUB: 03/04/11, 03/11/11, 03/18/11 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 4, 11, 18, 2011

THE USE OF THE LAND OR RIGHTS IN/ OR TO ANY PORTION OF THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND. THE OWNER OF THE RESERVED WATER RIGHTS, HOWEVER, COVENANTS THAT IT WILL NOT EXERCISE THE RIGHTS RESERVED EXCEPT BELOW 100 FEET FROM THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND AS RESERVED IN THE GRANT DEED, DATED AUGUST 06, 2002 RESERVED BY KB HOME SOUTH BAY, INC, ACC RECORDED AUGSUT 15, 2002 SERIES NO. 2002-0285281- 00, O.R. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $742,382.28 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 312 PEBBLE BEACH DRIVE BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 APN Number: 007-240-007 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- 18-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee ELVIA ARCINIEGA, 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# 3918335 02/25/2011, 03/- 04/2011, 03/11/2011 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 25, March 4, 11, 2011

Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note 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. ASAP# 3900799 02/- 25/2011, 03/04/2011, 03/11/2011 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: February 25, March 4, 11, 2011

veyed 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 3, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 8655, FILED APRIL 7, 2003, MAP BOOK 453, PAGE 10, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $578,377.22(estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 15 CLARE COURT OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 034390-003 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: 02-14-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee ELVIA ARCINIEGA ELVIA ARCINIEGA, ASSISTANT SECRETARY For Sales Information: CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573- 1965 or www.priorityposting.com ASAP# 3912284 02/25/2011, 03/- 04/2011, 03/11/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 25, March 4, 11, 2011

PANY, as Trustee CASIMIR NUNEZ, 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# 3923659 03/04/2011, 03/11/2011, 03/18/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 4, 11, 18, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0152073 Title Order No. 10-8543336 Investor/Insurer No. 138274234 APN No. 037-490- 039-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/23/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE 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: CRISENCIO LOPEZ, A SINGLE MAN, AND KENNETH ROSENSTIEL, A SINGLE MAN, ALL AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 10/23/2006 and recorded 10/26/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0343624-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/25/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 40 MERGANSER COURT, OAKLEY, CA, 945611687. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $526,731.02. 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/- 20/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3893977 02/25/2011, 03/04/2011, 03/11/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 25, March 4, 11, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0148323 Title Order No. 10-8531861 Investor/Insurer No. 1704725449 APN No. 037- 234-024-0 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/03/2007. 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: JOHN J CANO AND MARY SCIORTINO- CANO HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 08/03/- 2007 and recorded 08/14/07, as Instrument No. 20070232948-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/- 25/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 88 CONCANNON 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 $411,590.92. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but 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/- 25/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3888849 02/25/2011, 03/04/2011, 03/11/- 2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 25, March 4, 11, 2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No: B519666 CA Unit Code: B Loan No: 88982467/- FITHIAN Min No: 100045700889824678 AP #1: 056-300041-3 PROVIDENT FINANCIAL CORPORATION, as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier’s, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: RANDY FITHIAN, CHRISTINE C. FITHIAN Recorded February 1, 2007 as Instr. No. 2007-0031662- 00 in Book --- Page --of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded November 18, 2010 as Instr. No. 2010-260297 in Book - -- Page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED JANUARY 25, 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. 5438 BENTTREE WAY, ANTIOCH, CA 94531 “(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness).” Said Sale of property will be made in “as is” condition without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest as in said note provided, advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. Said sale will be held on: MARCH 24, 2011, AT 1:30 P.M. *AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) MARTINEZ, CA At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $555,421.17. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. Regarding the property that

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 440935CA Loan No. 3062014455 Title Order No. 350747 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03-20-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03-18- 2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 03-24-2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006-0090109, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: JIMMIE B MILLER JR A MARRIED MAN SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 7, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 8478, FILED DECEMBER 26, 2001, MAP BOOK 438, PAGE 10, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: RIGHTS CONVEYED AS TO THAT PORTION THEREOF DESCRIBED IN THE MINERAL RIGHTS DEED TO ALFRED POMBO ET AL, RECORDED SEPTEMBER 29, 1987, IN BOOK 13933, PAGE 165, SERIES NO. 87-211805, OFFICIAL RECORDS, AS FOLLOWS: ‘’AN UNDIVIDED 50% INTEREST IN AND TO ALL OIL, GAS OR OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES, GEOTHERMAL STEAMS, BRINES AND/OR MINERALS, WHICH MAY BE FOUND BELOW 500 FEET BENEATH THE SURFACE OF THE WITHIN DESCRIBED PROPERTY.’’ EXCEPTING THEREFROM: 1. ALL REMAINING OIL, GAS GEOTHERMAL STEAM, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND CHEMICAL GAS NOW OR HEREAFTER FOUND, SITUATED OR LOCATED IN ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED HEREIN LYING MORE THAT FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500- ) BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO SLANT DRILL FOR AND REMOVE ALL OR ANY OF SAID GAS, OIL, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS OR CHEMICAL GAS LYING BELOW A DEPTH OF MORE THAT FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500- ) BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO GRANT LEASES FOR ALL OR ANY OF SAID PURPOSES, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LANDS OR ANY PORTION THEREOF WITHIN FIVE HUNDRED (500- ) VERTICAL DISTANCE BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF. 2. ALL OVERLYING AND OTHER WATER RIGHTS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATIONS, THE RIGHT TO APPROPRIATE WATER AND DISTRIBUTE IT TO OTHER PROPERTIES WITHOUT ANY RIGHT TO

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10-403153-CL Order #: 100699090-CA-LPI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/11/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by 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): SANDRA L. JUSTICE, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 8/18/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0262532- 00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/- 21/2011 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $306,462.01 The purported property address is: 658 PRINCE ALBERT WAY BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessor’s Parcel No. 010-520- 087-7 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, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Aurora Loan Services LLC 10350 Park Meadows Dr. Littleton CO 80124 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: --

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0150469 Title Order No. 10-8536979 Investor/Insurer No. 1692842395 APN No. 017- 480-074-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/31/2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: MICHAEL LEE GRAY AND ROXANNE TESS GRAY, dated 07/31/2003 and recorded 09/19/03, as Instrument No. 2003-0471279-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/25/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1068 SOMERSBY WAY, BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $263,553.73. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 02/- 20/2011 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# FNMA3884436 02/25/2011, 03/- 04/2011, 03/11/2011 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 25, March 4, 11, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 430709CA Loan No. 3062011261 Title Order No. 602118900 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03-22-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03-18- 2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 03-29-2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006-009574600 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: BRYAN TEDFORD AND, MARIA DEFALCO TEDFORD, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest con-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 745124CA Loan No. 0690260799 Title Order No. 100713365CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07-27-2005. 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 03-25- 2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 0809-2005, Book NA, Page NA, Instrument 2005- 0297458-00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: JOSEPH R STANFILL, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 30 AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF MONTEVINO, SUBDIVISION 8725, FILED JUNE 24, 2004, IN MAP BOOK 465 AT PAGE 48, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $491,100.62 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 105 MONTEVINO COURT OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 037-470-030-0 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: 02-25-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COM-

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Wagih Elgendy & Trease Beskaless on Behalf of Sindy Wagih Samy Ayyad Elgendy, 1032 Blue Bird Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Wagih Elgendy & Trease Beskaless on Behalf of Sindy Wagih Samy Ayyad Elgendy FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-0293 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Wagih Elgendy & Trease Beskaless on Behalf of Sindy Wagih Samy Ayyad Elgendy filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Sindy Wagih Samy Ayyad Elgendy to Proposed Name: Sandy Elgendy 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/22/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: February 17, 2011 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 25, March 4, 11, 18, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Aisha M. Woolfolk, 2542 Hinkley Street, Richmond, CA 94804 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Aisha M. Woolfolk FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-0284 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Aisha M. Woolfolk filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Aisha Michelle Woolfolk to Proposed Name: Aisha Amia Michelle Present Name: b. Chaise Zabrie Gregory to Proposed Name: Chaise Savion Michelle 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/19/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: February 16, 2011 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: February 25, March 4, 11, 18, 2011 NOTICE OF SALE OF ABANDONED PERSONAL PROPERTY Notice is hereby given that under and pursuant to section 1988 of the California Civil Code the property listed below is believed to be abandoned by Javier Villanueva and all other tenants, subtenants, and/or occupants located at: 152 Meadow Brook Court, Oakley, CA 94561. Wood armoire w/ 2 curio cabinets, sofa and 2 chairs, 3 dressers, large quantity of used clothing, shoes and accessories, wood headboard, KitchenAid washer, Whirlpool dryer, dog igloo, HP computer, small quantity of toys, Sunbeam ionizer, 4 tube TVs and other miscellaneous personal and/or business property will be sold at public auction for Wells Fargo Bank on Friday, 3/18/2011 at 1:00 PM by: T.C. “Nick” Barriger, Absolute Auction Co. at 152 Meadow Brook Court, Oakley, CA 94561. Terms are CASH ONLY, 15% buyer’s premium, removal at time of sale, preview at 12:00 PM. For additional t erms and information please call Absolute Auction Co. at 408-422- 2300, Bond # SB009000400 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 4, 11, 2011


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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Julie Angelini, 695 Timberline Terrace, Brentwood, CA 94513 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Julie Angelini FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-0221 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Julie Angelini filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Julie Anne Angelini to Proposed Name: Julie Anne Hodson Present Name: b. Taylor Leigh Angelini to Proposed Name: Taylor Leigh Hodson Present Name c. Marisa Nicole Angelini to Proposed Name: Marisa Nicole Hodson 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/5/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS b. Petitoner is to bring the birth certificate of Maria Nicole Angelini to the hearing. Notice to biological Father is waived by order of the court. Date: February 2, 2011 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Padmapriya Subramaniam, 1455 Via Loma, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Padmapriya Subramaniam FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-0302 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Padmapriya Subramaniam filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Padmapriya Subramaniam to Proposed Name: Priya Venugopal 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/21/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: February 18, 2011 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Paris Marshall, 2849 10th Street, San Pablo, CA 94806 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Paris Marshall FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-0093 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Paris Marshall filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Paris Lavella Marshall to Proposed Name: Paris Lavella Jenkins 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 3/8/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: January 7, 2011 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 2011 SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) CASE NUMBER (N˙mero del Caso): WC005603 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): FIDEL ALAMILLO; ANTHONY ALAMILLO; C & F ALAMILLO STEEL; and DOES 1 TO 20 YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF (LO EST’c1 DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): GRANITE ROCK COMPANY, a California 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 contacting 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. 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): Santa Cruz County Superior, 1 Second Street, Watsonville, CA 95076 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):Gabriel A. Dietz (SBN: 257911); Kevin Jeffery (SBN: 212353), P.O. Box 50001, Watsonville, CA 950775001 DATE (Fecha): November 19, 2009 ALEX CALVO Clerk, by (Secretario): SARAH CUNNINGHAM, Deputy (Adjunto) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served. Brentwood Press Np. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 18, 25, March 4, 11, 2011

CARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES BELOW A POINT 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO TAKE, REMOVE, MINE, PASS THROUGH AND DISPOSE OF ALL SAID OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND OR UPON ANY PART OF SAID LAND, AS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM ROSA KRISTICH, A WIDOW, RECORDED DECEMBER 31, 1976, IN BOOK 8148, PAGE 200, OFFICIAL RECORDS, 50% THEREOF WAS GRANTED TO ALFRED L. DEJESUS, ET UX, BY INSTRUMENT RECORDED FEBRUARY 24, 1981, BOOK 10212, PAGE 374, OFFICIAL RECORDS; 50% THEREOF WHO SUBSEQUENTLY RESERVED SAID 50% INTEREST BY DEED RECORDED SEPTEMBER 19, 1984, BOOK 11981, PAGE 174, OFFICIAL RECORDS, AND FURTHER GRANTED TO ALFRED L. DEJESUS AND DARLENE L. DEJESUS, COTRUSTEES OF THE DEJESUS FAMILY TRUST, BY QUITCLAIM DEED RECORDED FEBRUARY 2, 1987, BOOK 13423, PAGE 544, SERIES NO. 87-24274, OFFICIAL RECORDS. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1321 YOSEMITE 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. 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: $354,390.83. 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 (714)730- 2727 CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION 525 EAST MAIN STREET P.O. BOX 22004 EL CAJON CA 92022-9004 Dated: February 18, 2011 CAL- WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION By: Authorized Signature ASAP# 3920529 03/- 04/2011, 03/11/2011, 03/18/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 4, 11, 18, 2011

ALS, GEOTHERMAL, AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES IN AND UNDER OR THAT MAY BE PRODUCED FROM A DEPTH BELOW 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID PROPERTY WITHOUT ANY RIGHT OF ENTRY UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND FOR THE PURPOSE OF MINING, DRILLING, EXPLORING OR EXTRACTING SUCH OIL, GAS, MINERAL, GEOTHERMAL, OR HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES.’’ Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $442,196.50 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 35 OREGANO COURT OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 034-300- 007 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: 02-14-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee CASIMIR NUNEZ, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting. com ASAP# 3904254 02/18/2011, 02/25/2011, 03/04/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 18, 25, March 4, 2011

nia 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- 16-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee JAMES TOLLIVER, 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# 3916060 02/25/2011, 03/- 04/2011, 03/11/2011 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: February 25, March 4, 11, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0151729 Title Order No. 10-8543171 Investor/Insurer No. 1698683471 APN No. 032- 351-024-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/10/2005. 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: JOHN M. ESCOBEDO AND HELEN A. ESCOBEDO, dated 05/10/2005 and recorded 05/19/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0178876-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/- 25/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 3607 WELLS 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 $297,932.38. 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/- 25/2011 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# FNMA3890404 02/25/2011, 03/- 04/2011, 03/11/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 25, March 4, 11, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0155474 Title Order No. 10-8555808 Investor/Insurer No. 132054784 APN No. 037-510- 083-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/14/2006. 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: DANIEL STRONG AND LAURA STRONG, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 09/14/2006 and recorded 09/26/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0303495-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 04/01/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described

in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 3600 FRANK HENGEL 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 $508,968.60. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 03/- 03/2011 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# 3908574 03/04/2011, 03/11/2011, 03/18/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 4, 11, 18, 2011

714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: (800) 247- 9727 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note 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. ASAP# 3919081 02/25/2011, 03/04/2011, 03/11/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 25, March 4, 11, 2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE APN: 033-360-020 Trustee Sale No. 1265440-10 LOAN NO: XXXXXX1102 TRA:19029 REF: MENDENHALL, CHRISTIA UNINS Property Address: 1321 YOSEMITE CIRCLE, OAKLEY CA 94561 IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED January 28, 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 24, 2011, at 10:00am, CALWESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded February 04, 2005, as Inst. No. 2005- 0040908-00, in book XX, page XX, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: CHRISTIAN MENDENHALL AND CAROL MENDENHALL, HUSBAND AND WIFE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, SAVINGS ASSOCIATION, OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE 725 COURT STREET, (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET) MARTINEZ CALIFORNIA all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: LOT 20, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 6963, FILED JULY 27, 2001, MAP BOOK 432, AT PAGE 23, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDRO-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 446174CA Loan No. 3062389980 Title Order No. 637887 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 05-25-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03-10- 2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 06-062006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 2006- 0178036-00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: JOSE HECTOR KHALIL AND, MARIA LOURDES KHALIL, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 7 AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 7640, FILED AUGUST 17, 1995, IN BOOK 381 OF MAPS, PAGE 49, AS AMENDED BY THE CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION RECORDED OCTOBER 6, 1995, SERIES NO. 95-169624, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: RIGHTS EXCEPTED IN THE DEED EXECUTED BY JANICE CLARE SPIGHT, ET AL, RECORDED AUGUST 11, 1986, IN BOOK 13053, PAGE 707, AND RE- RECORDED JANUARY 21, 1987, IN BOOK 13397, PAGE 830, OFFICIAL RECORDS, AS FOLLOWS: ‘’ALL OIL, GAS, MINER-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 743121CA Loan No. 0695268771 Title Order No. 100474181CA-MAIYOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 04-25-2005. 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 03-18- 2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 04-29-2005, Book , Page , Instrument 2005-015125100, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: WILLIAM T CHAN AND THIN THIN HLAING, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, LONG BEACH MORTGAGE COMPANY, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 36, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 6930, FILED SEPTEMBER 12, 1988 IN BOOK 325 OF MAPS, PAGE 11, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND ALL CHEMICAL GAS NOW OR HEREAFTER FOUND, SITUATED OR LOCATED IN ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED HEREIN LYING MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED FEET BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO SLANT DRILL FOR AND REMOVE ALL OR ANY OF SAID OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND CHEMICAL GAS LYING BELOW A DEPTH OF MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED FEET BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LANDS OR UPON ANY PORTION THEREOF WITHIN FIVE HUNDRED FEET VERTICAL DISTANCE BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, AS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM VERNON ROUNER, ET AL, RECORDED AUGUST 1, 1975, BOOK 7581, PAGE 601, SERIES NO. 69138, OFFICIAL RECORDS, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $464,611.75 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 4829 VINEWOOD WAY ANTIOCH, CA 94531 APN Number: 056-072-007 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 Califor-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10-401080-JB Order #: 100681325-CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/16/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by 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): FERNANDO HERNANDEZ , A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 6/28/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0234988-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/- 21/2011 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $336,024.34 The purported property address is: 5390 Sandmound Blvd Oakley, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No. 032- 181-018-6 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Litton Loan Servicing LP 4828 Loop Central Drive Houston TX 77081 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line:

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1303740-02 APN: 037- 121-0154 TRA: 19020 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx7926 REF: Oropeza, Esmeralda IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED August 18, 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 10, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded August 30, 2005, as Inst. No. 2005-0329603-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Esmeralda Oropeza and Enrique Oropeza, 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: 1935 Santa Fe St Oakley CA 94561- 1654 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: $247,566.89. 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 14, 2011. (R-365215 02/18/11, 02/- 25/11, 03/04/11) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 18, 25, March 4, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Tao Wang, 100 Boyd Road, Apartment #227, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Tao Wang FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-0306 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Tao Wang filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Tao Wang to Proposed Name: Brandon Wang Present Name: b. Yufeng Wang to Proposed Name: Benjamin Wang 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/26/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS b. Notice to biological mother is waived by order of the court. Date: February 23, 2011Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1307842-10 APN: 034- 410-0102 TRA: 19-029 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx0425 REF: Phelps, Brandy IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED August 21, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 24, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded August 23, 2007, as Inst. No. 2007-0241791-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Brandy R. Phelps, A Single Person and Jeremy L. Elmore, A Single Person, 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: 293 Yellow Rose Circle Oakely 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: $450,320.57. 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, 2011. (R-369304 03/04/11, 03/11/- 11, 03/18/11) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 4, 11, 18, 2011

Company 1 Home Campus X2504-017 Customer Service Des Moines IA 50328 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 2/24/2011 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note 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. ASAP# 3913258 02/- 25/2011, 03/04/2011, 03/11/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 25, March 4, 11, 2011

YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 17, 2011, at 10:00 AM, at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA, Fidelity National Title Company, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on April 25, 2006, as Instrument No. 20060128289- 00 and re-recorded on July 11, 2006, as Instrument No. 2006- 021798800 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CA, executed by: VICTOR RUBIO AND ROYA RUBIO, HUSBAND AND WIFE , as Trustor, in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 737 SOLITUDE DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $663,951.66 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: February 25, 2011 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY, TRUSTEE 135 Main St. Ste. 1900 San Francisco, CA 94105 415-247-2450 Elida Rosado Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-730 - 2727 ASAP# 3917653 02/25/2011, 03/04/2011, 03/11/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 25, March 4, 11, 2011

Beneficiary- s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier- s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee- s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: 2/19/2011 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., Trustee By: Fidelity National Title Company, its agent 17592 E. 17th Street, Suite 300, Tustin, CA 92780, 714508-5100 By: Michael Busby, Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap. com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-730-2727 ASAP# 3889581 02/25/2011, 03/04/2011, 03/11/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 25, March 4, 11, 2011

TION OF THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND. THE OWNER OF THE RESERVED WATER RIGHTS, HOWEVER, COVENANTS THAT IT WILL NOT EXERCISE THE RIGHTS RESERVED EXCEPT BELOW 100 FEET FROM THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $561,581.02 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 50 MERGANSER COURT OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 037-490-038 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: 03-01-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee CASIMIR NUNEZ, 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# 3926241 03/04/2011, 03/- 11/2011, 03/18/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 4,11, 18, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0149818 Title Order No. 10-8533966 Investor/Insurer No. 1703342124 APN No. 032- 390-010-0 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/01/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: FAITH C SANTITORO, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN., dated 12/01/2006 and recorded 12/07/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0390673-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/18/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1183 LAKE PARK 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 $450,972.60. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 02/- 17/2011 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# FNMA3889793 02/18/2011, 02/- 25/2011, 03/04/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 18, 25, March 4, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 432212CA Loan No. 3012289405 Title Order No. 602123186 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12-22-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03-18- 2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 01-03-2007, Book , Page , Instrument 2007-0001041-

00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: CORY J FLIES, A SINGLE MAN, SCHAUN L ELLIS, AN UNMARRIED MAN, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 42, AS DESIGNATED ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 7193 RECORDED FEBRUARY 21, 1989 IN BOOK 330 OF MAPS, AT PAGE 28, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY OFFICIAL RECORDS EXCEPTING THEREFROM 1. THE UNDIVIDED 1/3 INTEREST IN ‘’ALL OIL, GAS, PETROLEUM OR OTHER HYDROCARBONS, OTHER MINERALS AND MINERAL RIGHTS’’, AS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM BERTHA DEL MONTE, AS TRUSTEE TO FRANCISCO DAL PORTO, ET AL, RECORDED SEPTEMBER 19, 1950, BOOK 1635, PAGE 334, OFFICIAL RECORDS 2. ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE, AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES BELOW A POINT 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO TAKE, REMOVE, MINE, PASS THROUGH AND DISPOSE OF ALL SAID OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND OR UPON ANY PART OF SAID LAND WITHIN 500 FEET THEREOF, AS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM MARION JEANNE MICHELOTTI, TO HOFFMAN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, RECORDED JANUARY 23, 1981, BOOK 10178, PAGE 83, OFFICIAL RECORDS. 3 ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES BELOW A POINT 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO TAKE, REMOVE, MINE, PASS THROUGH AND DISPOSE OF ALL SAID OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND OR UPON ANY PART OF SAID LAND WITHIN 500 FEET FROM THE SURFACE THEREOF, AS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM ROBERT A DAL PORTO, ET AL, TO HOFFMAN CONSTRUCTION CO, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, RECORDED DECEMBER 24, 1981, BOOK 10623, PAGE 710, OFFICIAL RECORDS.’’. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $497,838.63(estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 602 BYNUM COURT OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 037-331042 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: 02-14-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee ELVIA ARCINIEGA ELVIA ARCINIEGA, ASSISTANT SECRETARY For Sales Information: CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573- 1965 or www.priorityposting.com ASAP# 3912316 02/25/2011, 03/- 04/2011, 03/11/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 25, March 4, 11, 2011

JOINT TENANTS, dated 09/10/2001 and recorded 09/25/01, as Instrument No. 2001- 0287006-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/25/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4835 BAYSIDE 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 $286,644.62. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 06/- 07/2007 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW-88 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# FNMA3913307 02/25/2011, 03/- 04/2011, 03/11/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 25, March 4, 11, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Elizabeth S. Shaw, 1275 Central Boulevard, #252, Brentwood, CA 94513 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Elizabeth S. Shaw FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-0262 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Elizabeth S. Shaw filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Elizabeth Sally Shaw (AKA) Elizabeth Sally Jiminez (AKA) Elizabeth Sally Avila to Proposed Name: Elizabeth Marie Adney 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/7/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: February 8, 2011 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 18, 25, March 4, 11, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: James Edward Hunter, 217 S. 19th Street, Richmond, CA 94804 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: James E. Hunter FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-0325 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: James E. Hunter filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. James Edward Hunter to Proposed Name: James Edward Jenkins JR Present Name: b. Everlena Denise Hunter to Proposed Name: Everlena Denise Jenkins 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/28/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: February 25, 2011 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10-398822-CT Order #: 100661520-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/6/2005. 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): BRUCE CONNELLEY, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded: 7/- 15/2005 as Instrument No. 2005- 0261849-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/- 21/2011 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $489,953.97 The purported property address is: 4151 BLOSSOM CT OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No. 041- 130-019-7 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, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Americas Servicing

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1308492-10 APN: 037- 212-0147 TRA: 19-020 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx5326 REF: Barajas Zapien, Carl IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED June 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. On March 24, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded July 07, 2005, as Inst. No. 2005-0248945-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Carlos Barajas Zapien and Guadalupe Zapien, 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: 5031 Fernwood 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. 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: $363,436.81. 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, 2011. (R-369306 03/04/11, 03/11/- 11, 03/18/11) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 4, 11, 18, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 10-07631-3 CA Loan No. 0153718937 Title Order No. 100682764-CA-MSI APN 0344200647 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED April 20, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU,

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 10-11893-6. Loan No. 0031539885 Title Order No. 644431 APN 037-192-017 N/K/- A 037-500-078 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED December 15, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 17, 2011, at 10:00 AM, at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA, Power Default Services, Inc., as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on December 22, 2006, as Instrument No. 2006040886000 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CA, executed by: KHALID HOSENY AND HAMIDA HOSENY, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustor, in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC. as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 14 VIGNOLA COURT, OAKLEY, CA The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee- s Sale is estimated to be $534,976.95 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 246141CA Loan No. 3011864455 Title Order No. 647201 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11-09-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03-25- 2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 11-172006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 2006- 0369386-00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: MARIO ANTONIO DIAZ, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 148, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 8679, FILED FEBRUARY 17, 2005 IN BOOK 475 OF MAPS, PAGE 1, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS AND WAS CORRECTED BY THAT CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION RECORDED APRIL 19, 2005 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 2005-136271, OFFICIAL RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: RIGHTS RESERVED IN THAT CERTAIN DEED FROM E.F. MILLERICK, ET AL, RECORDED JUNE 4, 1986, BOOK 12920, PAGE 773, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS: ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES BELOW A POINT 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO TAKE, REMOVE, MINE, PASS THROUGH AND DISPOSE OF ALL SAID OF SAID OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND OR UPON ANY PART OF SAID LAND WITHIN THE UPPER 500 FEET THEREOF FOR SUCH PURPOSES. RESERVING THEREFROM: 1. ANY REMAINING OIL, GAS, GEOTHERMAL STEAM, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND CHEMICAL GAS NOW OR HEREAFTER FOUND, SITUATED OR LOCATED IN ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED HEREIN LYING MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500- ) BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO SLANT DRILL FOR AND REMOVE ALL OR ANY OF SAID GAS, OIL, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS OR CHEMICAL GAS LYING BELOW A DEPTH OF MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500- ) BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO GRANT LEASES FOR ALL OR ANY OF SAID PURPOSES, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LANDS OR ANY PORTION THEREOF WITHIN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500- ) VERTICAL DISTANCE BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF. 2. ALL OVERLYING AND OTHER WATER RIGHTS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATIONS, THE RIGHT TO APPROPRIATE WATER AND DISTRIBUTE IT TO OTHER PROPERTIES WITHOUT ANY RIGHT TO THE USE OF LAND OR RIGHTS IN/OR TO ANY POR-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 07-0007800 Title Order No. 07-8027925 Investor/Insurer No. 1679003030 APN No. 035- 740-047-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/10/2001. 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: TERRANCE WAYNE SMITH AND SEPIA SABRAE SMITH, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS

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Seen in Cancun Soaking in the sun and – from the look of the ladies’ hair – tropical breezes of Cancun, Mexico are Susie, Steve, Chris and Brittany Nozet; Susie’s mom, Nan Krasne; and a copy of their Discovery Bay Press. We’re happy to report that their Hometown Weekly Newspaper was spared the ink-running experience of Susie, Brittany and Nan’s swim with the dolphins … and Steve and Chris’ golf balls’ swim with the water hazards.

rentwood residents Betty and Jack Gaughan took their Hometown Weekly Newspaper to a place in Texas that long ago went by the name of Mission San Antonio de Valero – now known as The Alamo. The Gaughans’ visited several museums; attended a meeting of the Rotary Club of San Antonio Sunset, where Jack exchanged a Brentwood Rotary banner for a San Antonio Sunset banner; and made an excursion to Austin for the wedding of a longtime friend and high school classmate of Jack. The Brentwood Press thanks the Gaughans for the whirlwind tour.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000971-00 The name of the business (es): R Group Located at: 39 Camino Encinas In:Orinda, CA 94563 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Anne Michelle Rohr, 39 Camino Encinas, Orinda, CA 94563. 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: Anne Rohr This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 9, 2011 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: February 9. 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 25, March 4, 11,18, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0009624 Title Order No. 08-8054330 Investor/Insurer No. 1103633019 APN No. 033- 060-015-6 / 033-060-015 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/16/- 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: CATALINA CATILLER, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 11/16/2006 and recorded 11/28/06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0378267-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/25/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 11 MALICOAT 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 $576,835.36. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and

loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 05/- 16/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW-88 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3913332 02/25/2011, 03/- 04/2011, 03/11/2011 Oakley Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 25, March 4, 11, 2011

Sale is $758,775.85. 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: 02/- 20/2011 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# 3886515 02/25/2011, 03/04/2011, 03/11/2011 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 February 25, March 4, 11, 2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: February 17, 2011 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: STICKY CHICKEN & RIBS LLC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 6670 LONE TREE WAY #1 BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Type of license(s) Applied for: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX- XXXXX Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date(s): March 4, 11, 18, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Tracy Anglim, 5327 Cypress Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Tracy Anglim FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-0229 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Tracy Anglim filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Tracy E. Christa Anglim (AKA) Tracy Anglim-Lacey (AKA) Tracy C. Lacey to Proposed Name: Tracy Christa Lacey 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hear-

ing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/5/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: February 7, 2011 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0147508 Title Order No. 10-8528957 Investor/Insurer No. 1698355898 APN No. 034- 330-060-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/21/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE 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: PHILIP CASTRO AND IRENE S. CASTRO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 03/21/2005 and recorded 04/05/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0116019-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/18/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1510 COVENTRY 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 $342,870.81. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section

5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 02/- 18/2011 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# FNMA3890305 02/18/2011, 02/- 25/2011, 03/04/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 18, 25, March 4, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000943-00 The name of the business (es): Jones Floor Designs Located at: 4485 Buckskin Drive In: Antioch, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Gary Aaron Jones, 4485 Buckskin Drive, 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: Gary Jones This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 8, 2011 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: February 8, 2016 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: February 18, 25, March 4, 11, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Christopher Araza Hamblin, 160 Ridge Crest Court, Oakley, CA 94561 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Christopher Araza Hamblin FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N10-1843 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Christopher Araza Hamblin filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Christopher Araza Hamblin to Proposed Name: ZChristopher Lawrence Hamblin JR 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/11/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing

on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: February 8, 2011 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001166-00 The name of the business (es): Sun City Tanning & Spa Located at: 5522 Alaska Drive In: Concord, CA 94521 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Tasha Castagna and Hoyt Castagna, 5522 Alaska Drive, Concord, CA 94521 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: Tasha Castagna This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 18, 2011 By: Tasha Castagna, Deputy Expires: February 18, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: February 25, March 4, 11,18, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0150990 Title Order No. 10-8539822 Investor/Insurer No. 1687416681 APN No. 037- 322-001-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/03/2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JEANIE RAK, dated 04/03/2003 and recorded 04/21/- 03, as Instrument No. 2003- 0179803-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 04/01/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 200 STONY HILL 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 $181,488.30. 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/- 01/2011 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# FNMA3906406 03/04/2011, 03/- 11/2011, 03/18/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 4, 11, 18, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0152041 Title Order No. 10-8543305 Investor/Insurer No. N/A APN No. 018-230-041-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/01/- 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: MICHELLE K HEIZER AND LUIS COLMENARES, dated 03/- 01/2006 and recorded 03/09/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0072437- 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/- 25/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 180 BEVERLY PLACE, BRENTWOOD, CA, 945132101. 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

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Ryan Lee Burris, 938 Calle Diablo Court, Brentwood, CA 94513 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Ryan Lee Burris FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-0318 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Ryan Lee Burris filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Ryan Lee Burris (AKA) Ryan Lee La Munyon to Proposed Name: Ryan Lee La Munyon 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/25/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: February 23, 2011 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011

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Events Friday, March 4 Oakley Relay for Life Fundraiser Oakley’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life holds its Luminaria fundraiser from 4-7 p.m. at Delta Vista Middle School, 4901 Frank Hengel Way. The cost is $5 per luminaria bag, which can be decorated with pictures and stickers. For more information, call 925-354-0113 or 925-597-3203.

‘Scarlet Pimpernel’ Heritage High’s Rising Stars present the musical “Scarlet Pimpernel” at 7 p.m. in the Heritage High School Theatre this evening and tomorrow evening. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students. For more information, e-mail suescal@comcast.net.

Saturday, March 5 Seminar on Chronic Pain Kaleidoscope hosts a seminar at 10:30 a.m. at the Byron United Methodist Church, 14671 Byron Highway. Kate Riley, a somatic psychotherapist, yoga teacher and California certified massage therapist, discusses If My Injury Has Healed, Why Do I Still Hurt? Space is limited, so RSVP at 925-634-1411 or visit www.info@ kaleidoscope.org.

Mardi Gras Dinner-Dance Fundraiser A Place of Learning hosts a Mardi Gras Dinner Dance fundraiser at 6 p.m., featuring cocktails, a silent auction, dinner, music and dancing at Lone Tree Golf and Event Center, 4800 Golf Course Road in Antioch. For tickets and sponsorship information, call 925-240-5146.

Steak and Crab Feed Fundraiser The Delta DiamondBacks Baseball and Delta Diamonds Softball leagues host an all-youcan-eat Steak and Crab Feed fundraiser from 6-10 p.m. Group seating is available. The $45 admission includes green salad, pasta, crab, steak, wine and coffee, and dessert auction. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 408-623-2846.

Sunday, March 6 Young Life Fundraiser Young Life hosts its annual fundraising dinner banquet at Summerset IV Orchards in Brentwood. All adults are welcome to come and see what Young Life is doing for the teens in our community. The banquet is free, but reservations can be made online at www.delta. younglife.org or by calling 925-640-9647.

Kaleidoscope Cancer Connection The Wild Idol in Byron presents a gala fundraising event benefiting the Kaleidoscope Cancer Connection from 1:30-4:30 p.m., featuring live music, food, raffle and a money toss. All proceeds assist Kaleidoscope in its quest to provide hope to people dealing with cancer. For more information, call 925-240-9090.

Monday, March 7 Knightsen Garden Club Knightsen Garden Club, a social and service club supporting the Knightsen Elementary School and local community needs, meets this month at its clubhouse, 3067 Knightsen Ave. For more information, call 925-516-7798.

Tuesday, March 8 Listen to the Experts John Muir Health’s Listen to the Experts series features Dr. Michael Chang, who will explore how to relieve back pain without surgery. The talk runs from 1:45-3 p.m. at Cortona Park Senior Living, 150 Cortona Way in Brentwood.

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Light snacks will be provided. RSVP by March 5 by calling 925-240-0733.

Open Mic Night Come celebrate March Madness at Open Mic Night, a free event held at The Game Sports Pub ’N Pizza, 235 Oak St. in downtown Brentwood. All short work – especially celebrating spring – is welcome. A purchase of food or drink is encouraged to support The Game. For more information, call 925-634-6655.

Thursday, March 10 Brentwood Alzheimer’s Caregivers The Alzheimer’s Association and Neighborhood Church sponsor “Knowing When It’s Time To Place. What Are the Options?” from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Neighborhood Church, 50 Birch St. in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-5137710.

Sign-ups SeaWolves Swim Tryouts The Brentwood SeaWolves hold swim tryouts Saturdays, March 5 and 12 at the Heritage High School pool from 9-10:30 a.m. No parent obligations. Pricing varies by practice group. Bring your suit and towel and join in the fun this spring. Showers are available. For more information, call 925-813-0365.

Delta Patriots Youth Football & Cheer The Delta Patriots Youth Football and Cheer is seeking players for its championship-level teams and nationally ranked cheer squads for ages 5-14. There are no tryouts or cuts; everyone plays! Sign-ups start March 1 at www. deltapatriots.com.

Warrior Elite Girls The Warrior Elite is seeking fourth- to eighthgrade girls to fill its 2011 rosters. For tryout dates, tournament schedules, player and coaching requirements, plus information about the Little Warriors program for thirdgraders starting in June, visit www.eteamz. com/warriorelite.

Deer Valley Youth Football The Deer Valley Youth Football Association holds tryouts in Antioch for players 7-14 and cheerleaders 5-14 on March 19 at Deer Valley Plaza, 4500 Lone Tree Way, and March 15 and 29 at Round Table Pizza, 4504 Lone Tree Way. For more information, call 925-473-5215.

Football and Cheer Coaches Needed Deer Valley Youth Football is seeking people interested in coaching football and cheer. For more information, call 925-473-5215 or e-mail info@dvyf.org.

Hoops Unlimited Hoops Unlimited, Oakley’s only nonprofit 1112-year-old boys’ basketball organization, has openings for serious players. Practice is held Fridays from 7-8:30 p.m. at the O’Hara Park School gymnasium. For more information, call 925-813-1258 or e-mail hoops_unlimited@ yahoo.com.

California Youth Basketball The California Youth Basketball League is currently registering boys and girls 4-18 for the spring 2011 season. Games run from April 19 through June 18. For more information, call 916-391-3900 or visit www.cybhoops.com.

Oakley Spring Bocce Ball League The new league, for players 18 and older, is

holding registration through Friday, April 1. The league starts Tuesday, April 12. For more information, call 925-625-7044.

Youth Tee Ball The Youth Tee Ball Baseball League is seeking boys and girls 3-6 to sign up for this fun program. All games are played in Antioch. For more information or to register, visit www.alloutsportsleague.com or call 925-203-5626.

Delta Diamondbacks The 10U Delta Diamondbacks are looking for a travel-ball player. For a tryout or more information, call 925-548-9704.

Hospice Volunteers Needed Hospice of the East Bay is looking for residents who are motivated, committed and 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.

iPlay Youth Volleyball The iPlay Youth Volleyball League is taking registrations for the spring season from March 26 through May 21. Visit www.iplayvbleague.com for more information and to print registration forms.

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

Friendly Visitors Needed 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 925937-8311.

All Out Basketball & Cheer The All Out Sports League Youth Basketball & Cheer is accepting sign-ups for boys and girls 4-14. For more information, call 510-282-4986 or visit www.alloutsportsleague.com.

Nor Cal Softball Nor Cal Softball is holding tryouts for players 15-18 for its summer 2011 season. For more information, call 925-584-5979, e-mail dan9gom@aol.com or visit www.eteamz.com/ norcalsoftball1.

Spring Volleyball Clinic Heritage High School hosts a Spring Volleyball Clinic for boys and girls in grades three through eight Monday, March 14 through Thursday, March 17 from 9 a.m.-noon. The cost is $100 and space is limited. For a flyer or more information, e-mail hannigan@libertyuhsd.k12.ca.us.

Diablo Spring Football Camp The Diablo football clinic is a non-contact, fundamental football camp designed to improve the beginning, intermediate or advanced skill level of players 6-14. Camp runs March 14-18 from 8 a.m.-noon at Freedom Basin, 1050 Neroly Road in Oakley. The cost is $120. For more information, call 925-625-2222 or visit www.diablofootball.com.

On the Horizon Spaghetti Feed The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors a Spaghetti Feed on Saturday, March 12 from 5-8 p.m. at Veterans Hall, 757 First St. in Brentwood. Admission is $10. To order tickets or for more information, call 925-634-3715 or 925-890-7357.

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Spring fun The Oakley Recreation Division launches several spring programs this weekend for children interested in art, fashion, first aid and dance. Science Fiction and Fantasy Art (ages 6 to 12) Fridays, March 4 through April 15 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Design your own superheroes, mythical beasts, aliens, robots and fantastic landscapes in this fun art class. Students will explore color and special effects to add drama and excitement to their creations. A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor on the first day. The fee is $48 for residents; $58 for nonresidents. Fashion Design (8 to 14) Fridays, March 4 through April 15 from 5 to 6 p.m. Learn to draw faces and figures, posing, garment construction and designing with fabric, pattern and color. The class will be inspired by fashions from throughout history, around the world, and current trends. A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor on the first day. The fee is $48 for residents; $58 for non-residents. Babysitting Safety and Certification (10 and older) Saturday, March 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students will learn CPR, chokingprevention and water-hazard prevention techniques, plus fun activities to entertain children of various age groups. The course also includes infant feeding, diapering and providing emergency care. The fee is $54 for residents; $64 for non-residents. Ballet and Tap (3 and older) Mondays, March 7 through April 11. Call the Recreation Division for times. These classes are designed for beginners and returning students. The focus will be on musical awareness, grace and muscular development. The fee is $36 for residents; $46 for non-residents. For more information, call Cindy Coelho at 925-625-7044 or visit www.oakleyinfo.com.

Soccer, tennis in Brentwood Biddy Soccer is the perfect introduction to organized team sports for children 35. During the eight-week program, children learn the fundamentals of soccer and develop social skills in a fun, safe and family-oriented environment. Parents are invited get involved by coaching their child’s team. Classes begin April 9 and meet at the Bristow Middle School soccer fields. Registration continues through Friday, April 1. Call the Brentwood Parks and Recreation Department at 925-516-5444 or visit www.ci.brentwood.ca.us. Whether you’re looking to hone your tennis skills as an intermediate player or a beginner, Brentwood Parks and Recreation has the right class for you. New classes begin every month and are taught by tennis pro Sandi Johnston of Future Stars 2000’s. Beginner and Intermediate classes (Tots for ages 4-7, Juniors for 8-12, and Teens/Adults for 13 and older) meet twice a week for three weeks at the Creekside Park tennis courts. Pre-registration is required. Call 925516-5444 or visit www.ci.brentwood.ca.us.


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$399,000

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

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

Wonderful Townhouse

$175,000

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

Just Right

$169,900

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

BRENTWOOD

Signature Series $225,000 Great 2 story floorplan with 4 beds, 2.5 baths and over 1900 sq ft of living space. This property features upgraded flooring, large open kitchen area, a perfect sized backyard and located with-in walking distance to schools, shopping, parks and downtown.

PITTSBURG

BRENTWOOD

Antioch

TR ACY

Make It Yours

$179,900

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

MOUNTAIN HOUSE

Adorable 2 Story

$130,000

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

OAKLEY

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

ANTIOCH

OAKLEY

Great Opportunity $95,000 Perfect for Investors or First Time Home Buyers, this home offers 2 beds & 1 bath, with 828 sq ft of living space. Other features include an eatin kitchen with breakfast bar, tile counters laminate floors and a spa in the back patio. This is a Must see.

Country Feel! $599,900 Beautiful 3484 sq ft, 4 bedroom, 31/2 bath custom single story home, on almost an acre. Property is completely landscaped, very private, quite location with gorgeous pool and hot tub, surrounded by colorful tropical plants and palm trees. Country feel with city amenities near shopping, schools and bypass! Call Robin at 925-858-4975

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

Rod Talavera, Realtor

Douglas Heinrich, Realtor

Shauna Suckow, Realtor

Lic# 01305147

Fluent in Tagalog Lic# 01701571

Lic# 01408969

Lic# 01505149

Amante Asuncion, Broker Associate Lic# 00636264

Robin Nelson, Realtor

Penny Dobbertin, Realtor

Vanessa Gutierrez, Realtor

Lic# 01793070

Lic# 01306163

Se Habla Español Lic# 01840693

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


Antioch Press_03.04.11  

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