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to City, police reach long-term pact Guide green living by Justin Lafferty

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After months of negotiations, officials of the City of Antioch and its police department announced a deal that will save the city a hefty sum this year through labor concessions. City Manager Jim Jakel said members of the Antioch Police Officers Association (APOA) agreed to give up raises that have been deferred since 2009 – totaling 12.5 percent. Jakel said the move will save the cash-strapped city roughly $1.9 million. Under the new agreement, sworn officers will receive a 6percent raise and non-sworn members 5 percent. The increase won’t have much impact on

be jumping up and down (about) ... It’s about saving jobs and bringing some peace of mind to the employees that are here.

APOA President Tom Fuhrmann take-home pay, however, as the agreement increases employee contributions to their pension plans by the same amounts. Sworn employees will now contribute nine percent to their retirement, non-sworn employees will contribute eight percent. Both had previously contributed three percent. The agreement, which is tentative until the Antioch City Council votes on it Tuesday,

also ensures that no officers will be laid off for a year. The new contract ends Aug. 31, 2016. “It’s not a deal that either side is going to be jumping up and down (about), but it’s at least a deal that both sides are happy with and it provides some economic stability for the city,” said Antioch Police Officers Association President Sgt. Tom Fuhrmann. “It’s about saving jobs and bringing some peace

of mind to the employees that are here.” At deadline, city officials were still determining the total financial impact of the new agreement. Full details will be conveyed in the staff report for Tuesday’s Antioch City Council meeting. There is some relief for officers under the new agreement, which gives them a 3-percent salary increase in March of 2013 and a 4-percent hike in September of 2013. The new agreement also makes some reductions to the officers’ retirement benefits. Cost-of-living adjustments to their pensions will go from a maximum of 5 percent to 2 persee Police page 17A

Kids do their part to keep city clean by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer

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Riley Guinn disposes of a cardboard box during a recent cleanup on Delta Fair Boulevard.

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When Antioch child care provider Beverly Knight takes the kids out for a walk in the park, they think they’re getting merely valuable outdoor exercise. But there are other benefits: the kids pick up trash and learn lessons about littering. Knight, who runs All In R Family Child Care out of her home, got the idea about 10 months ago to help the kids gain more exercise by picking up trash around Antioch. She’s hoping the effort will spark a grassroots movement. “The kids are spreading the word. They’re telling their friends and their family,” Knight said. “We’re starting small, but we can get the word out.” Recently, Knight took the kids to Delta Fair Boulevard, where they picked up

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buckets of trash near bus stops. The children say that picking up candy wrappers and pizza boxes from the ground has changed their view. The kids have been shocked to see people walk or drive by piles of garbage. “A fifth-grader at my school was drinking a Capri Sun, and then he just threw it on the ground right behind the bench, and I saw him,” said Sutter Elementary fourth-grader Harmonee Brumwell. “I told him, ‘You shouldn’t be littering because it’s bad,’ and then I went to go put it in the garbage.” The kids, along with Knight, take gloves and tongs to pick up waste, putting it into a cart with a sign that reads “Care … Don’t Litter.” She hopes the experience will increase the kids’ appreciation for their surroundings. Knight loves seeing the looks on their faces after a job see Kids page 17A

From water purity to auto care to hazmat disposal, our Think Green section helps you limit your carbon footprint. Page 1B

Alert to the danger A recent workshop raised awareness of the scourge of sexual exploitation. Page 3A

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Antioch’s Kyle Clark got a medal draped around his neck at the recent State Wrestling Championships. Page 20A Business .............................15A Calendar ............................ 19B Classifieds ......................... 13B Entertainment ................... 9B Food .................................... 10B Milestones ........................ 18B Opinion ..............................18A Outdoors ............................. 6A Sports .................................19A Think Green ........................ 1B FOR MOVIE TIMES SEE PAGE 5A

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Meet the Press by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer How does the public share, receive and process their news today? What’s the role of the media in the fast-evolving world of journalism? And where is the future of print, publishing and broadcast headed? On Saturday, March 31, the public can get up-close and personal answers to those questions and others when they Meet the Press at the El Campanil Theatre in Antioch. Hosted by Charleen Earley, publisher of Bay Area’s Inspired Living Magazine, the event features a panel discussion comprised of local media professionals who will share their stories, personal experiences and thoughts on the changing face of the media. “This is a great way for the public to meet the people in the press,” said Earley, who has been organizing the event since 2007. “It’s designed to let people know what the media is all about and to ask questions.” This year’s speakers include radio talk show host, comedian and writer Johnny Steele; local publisher and writer V. Sheree Williams; Rick Lemyre, managing editor of the Brentwood Press; Contra Costa Times contributing columnist Trine Gallegos; and Allen Payton, publisher of the Antioch Herald. Lemyre sees the event as an opportunity for the public and the media to come together. “I think one of the downsides of the proliferation of the media is the increasing

lack of personal contact involved in connecting people and information,” said Lemyre. “I know I don’t get out from behind my computer screen nearly as often as I should. I think this event addresses that trend a little – and at the local level, where it is most important.” A forum such as this one, said Payton, illuminates the communication process and encourages the public to get involved. “What’s great is that today there are more choices and ways for the public to get their news and information,” said Payton. “And I hope this forum will encourage people to start their own media sources … the more the better – and the better the experience.” Williams attended one of the early panel events, said Earley, and as a result struck out on her own. “Sheree showed up as an attendee years ago, was inspired to start publishing her own magazine, and now she’ll be one of our speakers,” said Earley. “It’s a great full-circle thing.” Earley, who also teaches journalism at Deer Valley High School, believes the event is a good way for students to learn more about the media. “It’s a good tool for them to come out and meet their local journalists, ask questions and get a better feel for the profession,” she said. “Some teachers even send their students for extra credit.” Tickets for Meet the Press ($10) can be purchased at the door or online at www.elcampaniltheatre.com. The El Campanil Theatre is located at 602 W. Second St. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

The girls engage in a group activity during the Innocence of a Child workshop held at La Paloma High School last weekend.

Workshop aims to prevent exploitation Students, parents and local officials gathered at La Paloma High School Saturday to take part in Innocence of a Child, a workshop focused on sexual exploitation awareness and prevention for girls 11-18. The event was sponsored by the Contra Costa Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

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Troop support takes to The Streets by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer

If you’re looking for a night of food, fellowship and a worthy cause, bring your appetite – and your patriotism – to Grazie! Grille at The Streets of Brentwood on March 13. Operation Creekside, the nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting members of the military, is holding Grazie Op from 5 to 9 p.m. at the restaurant. The event features a DJ, guest speakers and free entrees (with proof of service) for military members and veterans. “This is a great spot (in The Streets) with lots of visibility, and we think it’s going to be a successful event,” said Ed McClelland of Operation Creekside. “We’re a small group that relies heavily on donations, but helping the troops that are protecting our very freedoms is a big job.” The faith-based organization ships care packages to troops stationed around the world, boxing up such non-perishable items as popcorn, granola bars and almonds. Over the past five years, the group has shipped more than 2,200 boxes abroad, but at $12.95 per box, the project takes money, and it is fundraisers such as Grazie Op that help offset the costs. Attendees are invited to bring a non-perishable food item the day of the event, or if they can’t attend, drop off the food item in a receptacle in front of the restaurant. According to Grazie! Grille owner Darius Mahallati the idea to host the fundraiser came from one of his employees who is an active-duty member of the military. “We have a gentleman who works on our security team and he asked us if we would be interested in hosting this event,” said Mahallati, who is also donating $250 to Operation Creekside. “And we said we would absolutely love to do it. But it’s not about Grazie! It’s about the service members, and we are just happy to do our part to make this a successful event for the troops.” Operation Creekside has recently begun to expand its reach in the form of Camp Tuolumne, an outdoor retreat located near

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Volunteers prepare some of the thousands of care packages sent to troops overseas by Operation Creekside. Grazie! Grille at The Streets of Brentwood is holding a special fundraising dinner for the group on March 13. Yosemite Valley. The camp is used primarily as a haven for children with special medical needs and their families. A few months ago, Operation Creekside hosted its first camp session for eight veterans, their families and service dogs. Fundraisers such as Grazie Op are helping to make the camp a reality. “It’s called Tuolumne Trails/Operation Freedom Paws and it is a retreat for veterans and their families to teach them how to train their own service dogs,” said McClellan. “This (camp) is going to be a model for people everywhere to get these camps going … With over 40,000 troops with varying needs, we need to be supporting them in everything they do in every way we can.” For additional information or to make a donation, call Operation Creekside at 925-260-5423. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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The Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed (FOMCW) is in the running for a $25,000 grant, and needs a vote from you to help make it happen. FOMCW was recently named as one of six national finalists in MillerCoors River Network Watershed Protection Grant Competition. MillerCoors, in partnership with River Network, will award nearly $60,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations that fund projects focused on water conservation, education and protection. The winning organization will be chosen by the public through an online voting contest. “This is a great opportunity for Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed to highlight our wonderful program and to raise awareness about watershed issues,” said FOMCW Executive Director Diane Burgis. “We hope that people will go online and vote for us and then learn about their own watersheds and go out and get involved. We are grateful to MillerCoors and River Network for this opportunity.” The organization with the most votes will receive a $25,000 grant. The five remaining projects will also receive funds: the second-place project will receive a $15,000 grant, third place $10,000, and the three remaining projects $2,000 each. Established in 2004, FOMCW – the

competition’s only west coast finalist – is asking the community to go online to vote for the organization in its quest to protect local water resources. Despite operating in a less populated area of the Bay Area, FOMCW has accomplished much since becoming a nonprofit a little over two years ago. The group has removed more than 40 tons of trash from Marsh Creek, trails and local parks, planted hundreds of plants and trees throughout the community and raised more than $1.25 million in funding toward restoration projects including the Marsh Creek Fish Ladder and the upcoming Creekside Park Restoration Project in Oakley. Burgis said funding from this grant would underwrite more than a dozen service projects and education events to increase understanding and raise awareness about local water quality issues, while advancing stewardship activities within the Marsh Creek Watershed. These projects would also support California’s efforts to protect the San Joaquin Delta ecosystem. Online voting for the grant award concludes Monday, March 19 at 5 p.m. To vote, visit www.rivernetwork.org/millercoors-river-network-grant-contest-2012. For more information about FOMCW, visit www. fomcw.org.


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Mad Science at library Mad Science of Mount Diablo brings its fun and crazy science program to the Brentwood Community Center, 150 City Park Way, on Wednesday, March 14 at 4 p.m. Students will be fogged over by dry ice, surprised by bubble showers and might even get a chance to taste a “burp potion” during this event. This free, 45-minute event is sponsored the Brentwood Library. No admission fee or registration required.

Mad Science of Mount Diablo’s mission is to “spark the imagination and curiosity of children through fun, hands-on science programs that instill a clear understanding of what science is really about and how it affects the world around them.” All programs are vetted for safety and meet California Science Curriculum Standards. For more information, call 925516-5290 or visit www.ccclib.org.

Lenten dinner, drama St. Anne Catholic Church, 2800 Camino Diablo Road in Byron, invites the community to its fish fry on Friday, March 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. A special performance of “St. Paul’s Story” follows the dinner. The $10 fish dinner includes deep-fried fish, French fries, coleslaw and dessert. Children 5 to 12 eat for $5. There is no admission fee

for the show. Fish fries, hosted by St. Anne Knights of Columbus, are offered Fridays through March 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in observance of Lent. The community is invited to dine in or pick up the meals for takeout. For more information, call 925634-6625.

MORTGAGE FORGIVENESS ACT The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 is about to expire at the end of this year. Mortgage forgiveness can occur in a short sale, foreclosure, or even a loan mod if they reduce your principal. Most people think that they have to “hurry up” and make sure their short sale, loan mod or foreclosure occurs by December 31 of this year to qualify to make sure they don’t have to pay tax on the 1099 they’ll receive for any forgiven debt. The good news is that there is talk in Washington D.C. right now about extending the Mortgage Forgiveness Act through the end of 2014. It’s included in President Obama’s recent budget proposal, so this is pretty seriously being considered. The bad news is that the Act doesn’t do what everyone seems to think it does. It is not a blanket exclusion where any forgiven debt is taxfree. As I read the IRS tax regulations, even when the Act is in place, it still doesn’t cover money you took out of the home and spent somewhere else. What it does cover is money used to buy, build or substantially improve a principal residence (which means this is

NOT for investors). As I understand it, the Act was closing a loophole where some people had refinanced their loans, taken NO cash out, but were going to be taxed on the forgiven debt just because they had refinanced their loan, which didn’t seem fair. Even if the Act expires, there are still other exemptions in the tax rules that will cover many people, specifically insolvency (when your debts exceed your assets) and if your loan was used to buy, build or improve your residence. For most of my clients who are facing a short sale or foreclosure, they appear to qualify for one of these exclusions. I AM NOT A TAX EXPERT AND THE ABOVE INFO WAS NOT VERIFIED. CONSULT A TAX EXPERT FOR SPECIFICS TO YOUR SITUATION. If you have questions on 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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Tax Trials and Tribulations of the Rich and Famous What do Marion Barry, Rob Lowe, Wyclef Jean, Vera Wang and Lindsay Lohan have in common? IRS trouble! No matter how famous, talented or connected, whether actor, designer, politician or musician, in the eyes of the Internal Revenue Service they are simply “taxpayers.” The average taxpayer who chooses a withholding status and then turns tax collection over to the HR department for payroll withdrawal often scratches his or her head at the very wealthy who can’t seem to get a handle on paying their taxes. Keep in mind that many of these famous tax delinquents are independent contractors or self-employed, making their taxes quite a bit more challenging – not to mention the difficulty of correctly reporting income earned in a variety of states. And while many in high income brackets employ a business manager, not all of those managers have tax expertise, especially when they are spouses or other family members. Planning out estimated tax payments is tricky even for those who do not land a six-figure book advance or sign onto a movie with a seven-figure pay day. To figure your estimated taxes, you must calculate your expected adjusted gross income, taxable income, taxes, deductions, and credits for the year. And if there are changes, such as unexpected job offers, surprise job losses or other events, you

have to calculate again. Underpayment can result in substantial penalties. Many celebs that are getting good tax advice form a corporation in order to shield themselves from personal liability (you know, when those pesky paparazzi get under the wheels!), and to protect personal assets from corporate creditors. In addition to lowering risk, there are numerous tax advantages to incorporation. But it’s probably safe to say that most celebrities prefer not to spend a lot of time thinking about taxes – not unlike the majority of the American public. 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. What is an EA? The term Enrolled Agent mean --Enrolled means authorized to practice before IRS and Agent means they represent you before the IRS. To say this differently an Enrolled Agent is someone who has passed extensive tax law Testing administrated by US Department of Treasury, they are experts in tax law and since they are licensed by Federal Government they can represent you before the IRS. – Advertisement

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Cameron Abney, Sebastian Owuya and Jody Pederon of the Stockton Thunder recently met with Pioneer Elementary School students who demonstrated exceptional reading comprehension and increased reading competency.

Thunderous thanks Members of the Stockton Thunder ice hockey team recently visited Pioneer Elementary School in Brentwood to praise the school’s top accelerated readers. The team brought several items to be auction off and the school raised more than $600 for its Accelerated Reader Program. The following students were acknowledged at the event: First grade: Joshua Brower, Isaiah Javier, Madison Nomura, Megan Robles, Abby Salgado, Aubree Schroer, Maxwell Simens and Christian Viveros. Second grade: Angie Tique Astudillo, Amanda Chan, Ellias Rubio Gomez, Benito Gravert, Shane Ingram, Kyle Lineweaver, Rochelle Mosley, Sabrina

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Trevor’s Weekly Mortgage Matters Gasoline Prices Since its inception in 1934, the Federal Housing Administration, or FHA, has never had a problem maintaining funds: it is always insured more mortgages or properties than it has actually owned. By the numbers however, according their February 2012 press release, FHA’s real estate owned inventory – better known as REO homes – has almost doubled since 2009. With a 47% increase in properties owned since 2009, and over 60,000 homes on their books, the Federal Housing Administration is officially bleeding out. They no longer have reserves required in their Mortgage Insurance fund (MMI) to continue covering the properties on their balance sheet. This leaves the Federal Housing Administration with two options: make stricter guidelines to ensure better borrowers and a lower default rate or increase monthly mortgage insurance premiums to increase revenues in case borrowers continue defaulting. In a market where lending guidelines are already considered “tight,â€? and with a Mission Statement that begins “FHA’s mission is to create strong, sustainable inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all,â€? it is safe to say they’re not going with door number one. Leaving of course door number two, or increased monthly premiums. More eloquently put by David Sterns, the Assistant Secretary for the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), “after careful consideration and analysis, we determined it was necessary to increase the annual mortgage insurance premium‌raising the annual premium will enable FHA to increase revenues and have a positive effect on the ongoing stability of the Mortgage Insurance (MMI) fund.â€? So, we now know that the Federal Housing Administration is broke, and we know their

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SHORT-SALE VS. BANKRUPTCY If you are behind on your mortgage and can’t afford your home, eventually you will need to decide whether you should walk away, enter into a short sale or file for bankruptcy. Here are some important general concepts. Mortgage Loan Deficiencies In July of 2011, a new California law went into effect that eliminates an individual’s personal liability for mortgage loan deficiencies on a 1-4 unit dwelling, where that property has been short-sold. Before this change, short-sellers were often sued for the unpaid balance on 2nd mortgages and HELOCs. This new law may make short sales a more attractive option. However, this rule does not apply in every short-sale situation and if surrendering a home in bankruptcy, any loan deficiency is usually discharged. Cancelled or Forgiven Debt Taxes A short-sale or foreclosure may create an income tax liability for “cancelled debt.” If the lender forgives debt of over $600, it must report that debt to the IRS. Since the IRS sees cancelled debt as a “benefit” to you, expect to receive a 1099C in the tax year of the event. Note that if you surrender a home in bankruptcy, this “benefit” is not taxable. Other Personal Debts Another factor to consider is your overall debt picture. While a short sale may resolve the issue of an unaffordable mortgage, borrowers may also have a mountain of credit card debt or past due income taxes. Bankruptcy allows you to surrender your home and deal with all of your other debts simultaneously. Often all or nearly all credit card and unsecured debts will be eliminated in bankruptcy.

Impact on Credit Scores Many homeowners short-sell their property on the advice that they can be eligible for a home loan again in only 2 years (as compared with filing for bankruptcy, which can remain on your credit report for 7-10 years.) While this advice is “technically” true, Fannie Mae also requires a 20% down payment and a strong credit score. Few people are in this position just two years after a short sale. Note too that the FHA also permits mortgages within 3 years after a short sale and 2 years after a bankruptcy discharge, with 3% down. So, the credit report impact of a bankruptcy may not always be as bad as expected, when considering Fannie Mae or FHA loan eligibility, and when weighed against the dischargeable debt. Making an Educated Decision While both short sales and bankruptcy are used to dispose of unaffordable homes, bankruptcy can also be used to save homes and remove 2nd mortgages. To make a fully educated decision, seek the advice of a competent bankruptcy attorney, tax professional and real estate agent. I offer free legal consultations at my office in Antioch. WE ARE A DEBT RELIEF AGANCY. WE HELP PEOPLE FILE FOR RELIEF UNDER THE BANKRUPTCY CODE. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS ARTICLE IS PROVIDED FOR GENERAL INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY, AND IS NOT INTENDED TO BE LEGAL ADVICE ON YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION. BEFORE MAKING A DECISION TO SHORTSELL A PROPERTY OR FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY, PLEASE CONSULT WITH AN ATTORNEY.

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Oakley to start posting council video online by Samie Hartley Staff Writer If you haven’t been able to attend Oakley City Council meetings every second and fourth Tuesday of the month, keeping up on local politics is about to get easier. Next week the City Council is scheduled to discuss posting video recordings of council meetings online, giving residents a convenient way to connect with their local government. Putting video of the council meetings the city’s Web site has been discussed for years – most recently the matter was debated in Facebook forums last fall – and now the council is ready to explore its options. “The concerns last year were live broadcasts and costs,” Oakley Mayor Kevin Romick wrote in an e-mail. “Initially we envisioned upgrading our current system to a system that would have provided live streaming video at a cost of between $40,000 and $50,000 with an annual maintenance cost of about $4,000, for what we determined would be a very limited audience. I think those two issues have been eliminated.” To save money, the council will look at using a digital video recorder to load files to the video-sharing website www.vimeo.com. Romick said this method would cost about $200 annually to operate. The video would be posted on Wednesdays, a day after regularly scheduled meetings. Residents have been buzzing about the potential posting of video coverage online after the city tested some practice videos on vimeo.com last month. Once a group of residents found the videos, the city password protected the files until the recording process is improved. Oakley resident Mike Burkholder

believes online council meeting coverage is overdue. “Video is nice to have, but the audio could have been posted all along at very little cost and effort to the City,” Burkholder wrote in his blog. “I guess sometimes things like this simply have to be more difficult than they need to be. At least Oakley residents, and the world, can soon be able to watch recordings at one’s own leisure in the near future rather than showing up to a meeting.” Video and audio recordings of council meetings have been available to the public on request, but the new method would give Oakleyites convenient access to council discussions. Resident Paul Seger has been posting his own videos of council meetings online to www.archive.org since 2008, but the city-created videos will be linked through the city website, www.oakleyinfo.com. Since the council video will be posted within 24 hours of the meeting, City Manager Bryan Montgomery said the push is still for residents to attend the meetings at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall, 3231 Main St. Council meetings average about 20 attendees per meeting, but in a city of 35,000 residents, that’s not much. The city is hoping the videos will inspire people to become involved with local government and attend meetings. Oakley’s effort to connect with residents digitally started two years ago when the city launched a Facebook page (City of Oakley) and a Twitter account (@CityofOakley). The city also posts photos to Flickr of community events such as the Harvest Festival and the grand opening of the World of Discovery at Crockett Park. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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caregivers and community leaders together to open up lines of communication and talk about the prevalence of sexual exploitation in our community, and identify risk factors and warning signs. The workshop also provided the youth and teens an opportunity to be self-reflective and focus not only on victimization and their vulnerability, but on their strength. “It is also important for us as a chapter to send a clear message that our children are our most precious resources and we are committed to protecting and guiding them.” According to marriage and family therapist Nadirah Stills, Social Action chair of the Contra Costa Alumnae Chapter and Far West Regional chair of Physical and Mental Health, “A lot of times we think (the sexual predator) looks a certain way, but not always do they look like the person we see on TV.

It might be a neighbor, coach, or anyone.” Stills urged the girls to have open disclosure about this sensitive matter and be able to talk about it. Learn creative ways to be safe as you move through your teen life. Be able to identify warning signs, and have tools to (deal with) the warning signs and be able to identify predators. “It was really informative,” said 14-year-old Klarc Abrams of the workshop. “It was real, like documentaries – real stories … Don’t walk alone at night – every time these girls got picked up, it was at night. Think before you act; don’t be so trusting of everybody.” “It’s exciting to see something like this in our community,” said workshop attendee Larry Oshodi, principal of Heritage High School. “It’s time that we empower our young women, especially women of color.”


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Police seek suspects Antioch police are searching for two men suspected of firing shots during a February baptism reception, but have already arrested one suspect. According to a press release, officers arrested Oakley and San Jose resident Shahin Ahoorai, 20, on suspicion of attempted homicide after discovering that he was the getaway driver during a shooting on Feb. 11 at the Antioch Women’s Club, 509 G St. Two people – a 49-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man – suffered non-life threatening injuries as a result. Police are now searching for two 19year-olds: Zachary Cook and Raul “Jo Jo” Pena – both Oakley residents believed to be participants in the crime. Both men are believed to be concealing themselves from police. The press release noted that both have outstanding felony warrants for their arrest and should be considered armed and dangerous. Ahoorai, Cook and Pena face two charges of attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon and enhancements for being street gang members. Ahoorai is being held at Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez on $3,433,000 bail. Those with information regarding the incident, or the whereabouts of Cook and Pena, should call Detective Mike Mellone at 925-779-6930, or the Antioch Police Department Dispatch Center at 925-7782441. Anonymous tips can be provided to Bay Area Crime Stoppers via its toll-free tip line, 800-222-TIPS, or website, www.

bayareacrimestopers.org. Anonymous text-tips may be sent to 274637 with the word “crimes” in the subject line. On Feb. 11 at about 9:14 p.m., Antioch officers responded to the report of shots fired at the Antioch Women’s Club during AHOORAI a religious baptism reception. Those present at the reception became engaged in a physical altercation with a lone male victim in the street in what COOK has been determined to be a gang-related assault. When the victims tried to separate the subjects, at least two of the subjects produced handguns and began PENA shooting. Both gunshot victims were hit by errant gunfire and transported to local hospitals for non life-threatening wounds.


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SPOTLIGHT N BUSINESS Epic Care earns national distinction Top honors for Epic Care, Partners in Cancer Care, has been awarded a full, three-year accreditation in radiation oncology by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology (ASTRO) for all three of its radiation treatment facilities, located in Antioch, Dublin and Pleasant Hill. Epic Care is the first and only practice in the San Francisco Bay Area to earn this distinction – another step in Epic Care’s 20-year history of providing the highest quality care to patients in a safe and supportive environment. “Our first priority has always been to ensure our patients receive superior cancer treatment,” said Dr. Nicola Ally, board-certified radiation oncologist and radiation oncology medical director at Epic Care. “As one of the East Bay’s most comprehensive cancer centers, this accreditation affirms our core philosophy that maintaining high-quality standards is of utmost importance in improving our patients’ experience and outcome.” ACR-ASTRO accreditation is widely recognized as the gold standard of quality care in the field of radiation oncology. The ACR-ASTRO seal of accreditation is awarded only to facilities meeting specific National Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards following a rigorous peer-review evaluation by board-certified radiation oncologists and medical physicists who are experts

in the field. The process assesses patient care, safety and outcome, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality-control procedures and quality-assurance programs. The joint ACR-ASTRO Committee on Radiation Oncology Accreditation then reviews the findings and decides whether to grant accreditation. These accredited facilities are expected to continue to uphold high quality standards to maintain their accreditation. The radiation oncology accreditation enhances Epic Care’s active ACR seal of accreditation in PET/CT imaging, also in the Antioch, Dublin and Pleasant Hill locations. “We pride ourselves in providing compassionate cancer care, using proven stateof-the-art treatments including intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy, targeted brachytherapy and radiosurgery, while also offering access via responsible research and clinical trials to cutting-edge options for our patients,” said Dr. K. Kenneth Chao, board-certified radiation oncologist and task force lead in Epic Care’s accreditation process. “The ACR-ASTRO accreditation gives our patients the peace of mind that they are receiving the highest level of cancer care, and recognizes the quality and hard work of our team.”

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Program from page 9A good way for the kids to embrace their heritage and to learn some things that they might not have known before,” said Robert, whose son Andrew, 11, joined the program this year. “I think that many of those discussions should begin in the home, but this is a good extension of things. People that don’t know their past can’t know their future.” Sean Brown, another BMP mentor and special education teacher at O’Hara Park, believes that while the program focuses on African-Americans, the message is universal. “The goal of the program is to give the kids another piece of education that they might not be getting – in essence, to educate them on themselves,”

students strong – at the Brentwood Senior Center. Ghiggeri has changed the lives of many students, demonstrating patience, caring and a strong commitment to the success of her students. Meraz received the CCAE Contra Costa Chapter and the Bay Section Excellence in Support Services Award. She has served the students of Liberty Adult Education for more than six years at the front desk, greeting and enrolling new students, processing financial transactions, providing answers to a wide variety of questions and translating for non-English speaking parents and students.

said Brown. “But the things we discuss would benefit any student of any background. We talk about a multitude of topics that hit across the board. Everyone is welcome here; the response has been great.” For Alyssa, the program has given the teen not only a sense of pride in her heritage, but bolstered her self-confidence and solidified her beliefs. “I’ve always been proud of who I am, but now I’m even more proud,” said Alyssa. “I’ve heard people use the Nword a lot, but now I’m not afraid to tell them I’m uncomfortable with that. I feel empowered. I’m not afraid to stick up for what I know is right.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Don’t blame cops, firefighters Editor: I am writing in response to the previous letters from Debra Marlow and James C. Morris. While I appreciate the heartfelt response from Ms. Marlow regarding her husband having chosen a career as a police officer, she should remember it was his choice. Therefore, the situations he will find himself in, dangerous or otherwise, are inherent with the job. He knew this when he took the job. Regarding the letters from James Morris, his complaints sound more like sour grapes than anything else. He states he paid 9 percent into CALPERS while the city he worked for matched that contribution at the time of his employment. He then retired at 60 percent after working for 30 years. I worked for a city government as a police and fire dispatcher for 36 years, paying half of my CALPERS retirement the entire time of my employment. My husband is a retired police officer who worked for a city government for 29 years, also paying half of his CALPERS. The only reason he retired was due to the heart attack he had while working. Certainly not his choice, otherwise he would still be employed as a police officer, which he very much enjoyed doing. Your retirement payments and your end result retirement package, Mr. Morris, are the fault of your bargaining unit. I really doubt that while the economy was at a high you even cared what anyone else’s compensation package was. I think now you are realizing that while you were employed, maybe your contract wasn’t that great. I have no idea how long ago you retired, but from your compensation package, I would say it has been a while. Your complaint lies with your bargaining unit, your fellow firefighters who negotiated your contract. The fact that you feel the police and fire are overcompensated at this time is because they have personnel who work with the city to negotiate these contracts. If you have been reading the articles in the paper during the last six months, you would see that police and fire have both made many concessions in order to come to an agreement on current

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Poor maintenance zone Editor: Since getting our puppy, I have been walking along the paths on Clipper Drive from Cove to Newport usually twice a day and have had the opportunity to observe the maintenance – or lack thereof – along this route. Back in December before Christmas, I talked to a couple of people who were trimming plants regarding the failure of the sprinkler system in one place where the pipe is broken and is flooding the walk and surrounding landscape to the point where it is extremely dangerous to pass. I even talked with one of the town managers about this issue a couple of weeks ago. Still nothing has been done. While walking the day before yesterday, I noticed that the sprinklers were running again and water was blowing out everywhere. I couldn’t even get to Cove, as the sprinklers in the lawn on the corner were shooting up like a beautiful fountain. Still nothing has been done. At various stages along the path there are pet waste containers and convenience bags for people to use; however, two of the three along Clipper are overflowing and empty of bags, yet the sign says “please pick up after your pet.” Needless to say, there is pet waste everywhere. Whoever is in charge of this area of Discovery Bay should be fired due to the lack of proper maintenance. Robert Schwenke Discovery Bay

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First Tee’s first-rate friends Editor: Many thanks to all for their support of the second annual wine tasting at Lone Tree Event Center. The event was truly enjoyed by all who attended, and a success. A couple of checks to arrive that are in the mail but we will have netted $3,510 for our Contra Costa Chapter from the night. Many thanks to: • John Viano and Contra Costa Winegrowers. Your support was huge and the wines poured were fantastic. Without your support, the event would not be possible. Sy Colletto will get with you, John, to discuss some of your labels for Lone Tree stock. • Rick and Theresa Kaiser. Thank you for pouring, and it’s obvious your skills go beyond bottom-line calculations. I know all enjoyed your wine. • Thanks to everyone for your ticket purchases and your silent auction purchases. • Front-of-house manager Sy Colletto and Catering Manager Beth Schmidt. Big kudos to your teams, which worked together in a pinch to pull off the room setup. The event prior threw a curveball by running over an extra hour (until after 3 p.m.), and having unanticipated equipment to manage through. Kim, Rachel, Sammy, Tommy and the rest of the team handled the curveball, made adjustments, pulled together and got the room set up expeditiously and just right. Thanks. • Chef Hork and team, the compliments came from all regarding the food and appetizers. Bacon-wrapped dates, cheese and nut-coated grapes, and Chicken Wellington puff bites were several of the favorites. • Great promotion thanks to Gordon Gravelle for bringing your “crew,” the Lone Tree Golf Shop staff; Rick Marchoke, helping reach fellow Rotarians; and to the other contributing First Tee Board members. • Thanks to Tom Worthy, Gordon Gravelle and Mike Riley for coming up and sharing chapter goals, comments and insights with attendees. • Angela, thanks for e-mail blast through chapter. Larry, thank you for promoting to various coaches and volunteers. • Dellila Colorado, your music is always fantastic. • Thanks to Allison Anello for auction sheet assistance, and kudos to you and Sam Garcia for helping with the poster showing “our” kids. • Thanks Hazel Sturm for a nice auction package with Concord Hilton and Grassini’s. • Thanks Boundary Oak (Lance) and Diablo Creek (Joe and Sandy) for your golf donations. • Ben and Christine Cabal. Thank you for

your continued therapeutic massage donations and support of First Tee. • Thanks to Tommy and Rick Armstrong for helping settle up the silent auction bids, which brought in $1,805. • Coach Byron and First Tee kids for working the room and giving the participants the “faces and smiles” of our First Tee program. • Thank you to Randy Standridge with Contra Costa Times, Fred Ginsler with Brentwood/ Antioch/Oakley Press, Frank MacCallister with East County Live, for your free promotion and publicity through community calendars and listings. Great event. Thank you to all. Thanks for helping our First Tee kids! Ron Parish Antioch

Generous contributors Editor: The Sutter Delta Medical Center Auxiliary would like to thank the following merchants and individuals for their generous donations to the Crab Feed. Your generosity is very much appreciated: Atlantis Casino Resort, Reno; BJ’s Brewery; Barbara Stoiber; Ben Martinez; Black Oak Casino; Blue Rock Salon – Marti Delbrook; Brentwood Emporium; Brenden Theaters; Chili’s, Brentwood; Classy Cottage – Rhonda; Cosmo Gems; Costco, Pittsburg; Curves, Contra Loma Boulevard, Antioch; Dazzle Me Jewelry; Debbie’s Music Box; Debra Cook – Sutter Delta Medical Center; Deer Ridge Golf Club; Diamond Hills Sports Club & Spa; Grand Sierra Resort; Harrah’s, Reno; Harvest Park Bowl; In-Shape City, Brentwood and Stockton; Janine Moriana – Beauti Control; Jim Clark; Joel Harris Law Office; Lone Tree Golf Course; Las Positas Golf Course; Mike Stoiber – State Farm; Mimi’s Cafe; Napa Auto Parts, Brentwood; Oakley Supper Beauty – Nicole; Olive Garden, Pittsburg; Outback Steak House, Pittsburg; Peet’s Coffee, Brentwood; Premier Designs Jewelry; Rave Movie Theaters; Red Lobster, Pittsburg; Roddy Ranch Golf Course; Sandy Bitters – Avon; Sam’s Club, Concord; Shadow Lakes Golf Club; Speedee Oil Change, Brentwood; Starbucks Coffee, A Street in Antioch; Super Cuts, Lone Tree Way; Tangles Salon, Brentwood; Trader Joe’s; Uno Chicago Grill; VFW Hall, Antioch; Viano Winery; and Wendy and Mike Kitt. Thank you to the following people for their monetary donations: David Greenlaw; Dorothy Stacy; East Bay Medical Oncology; Hematology; Associates Inc. – Drs. Ravi K. Arora; Bimal J. Patel and John T Ganey; Dr. Clark Williams; Dr. Robert Beer; John and Janine Moriana; Nancy Snow; Sam Moriana. A very special thank-you to Jerry Denali and crew for preparing the food, and to Cyndi Soraoka and the Dozier Libby High School students for all their hard work. John Moriana Chairperson Sutter Delta Medical Center Auxiliary


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Soccer community mourns loss of star by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer Neto Corona, all of 16 years old, had a decision to make. In October, doctors told him the cancer that had wreaked havoc on his body for about a year was terminal. One of East County’s brightest young soccer stars, Neto could keep going through chemotherapy. He could keep pushing away the inevitable. He could sulk. But that’s not what Neto wanted to do. He knew he didn’t belong in a hospital or in a bed. He belonged on the pitch. Neto made the best of his situation and kept playing striker for the East Diablo Impact club soccer team. “I was against it (at first),” said his Impact coach, Keoni Clifford. “It’s not about now, it’s about him 10, 15, 20 years from now. That’s what was so hard for me. But I knew him when he was on the field, and the time that he did spend in chemo, he was miserable. “He knew what he wanted. Soccer was life.” Jose “Neto” Corona continued to play indoor soccer for Impact until January. He passed away on Feb. 25. Playing the beautiful game was a ca-

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Friends and teammates of Jose “Neto” Corona release balloons following a memorial mass on Saturday. Corona passed away recently after losing his battle against cancer. thartic escape for Neto. He was able to gain notice not as a cancer patient, but as an athlete, which is exactly the way he wanted it.

In addition to wearing memorial arm bands, the team will start each game absent one player, in Neto’s honor. “I’m always going to feel like someone’s miss-

ing,” said friend and longtime Impact teammate John Gonzalez. “We’re always going to feel like we’re a man down.” On Saturday, hundreds of relatives, friends and teammates packed Brentwood’s Immaculate Heart of Mary church for a memorial mass. Afterward, several Impact players released balloons into the sky. Some held personal messages, their final tributes to the player who never wanted to give up. “Neto, even though I didn’t really know you, I’ll miss you.” “You’ll always be my favorite player.” For Neto, soccer was always Plan A. It was also Plans B through Z. He played the sport all throughout childhood and wore No. 9 in honor of his idol, former Real Madrid striker Ronaldo. In 2010, Neto made Liberty High’s varsity team as a freshman. But unlike many first-year high school athletes, he didn’t just sub in for upperclassmen – Neto excelled. He earned the title of Bay Valley Athletic League Offensive Player of the Year. Neto also drew the attention of the professional Mexican First Division team Monarcas Morelia and spent a year training in its youth academy. see Soccer page 22A

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ocal basketball teams are angling for a chance to play in the California Interscholastic Federation state title game. The boys and girls teams from Deer Valley High School both qualified by virtue of their performance at the North Coast Section tournament. Above right, Marcus Lee tries to thwart a De La Salle layup in the NCS finals. Above left, Alejandra Cephas swats away a Berkeley shot. The Deer Valley boys hosted Bethel in Wednesday’s first round while the girls played Armijo. Freedom boys faced Piedmont Hills and the Heritage girls squared off against Oakland Tech. For recaps, visit www.thepress.net.

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Antioch’s Kyle Clark, East County’s lone medalist at 220 pounds, works against a competitor during the CIF State Wrestling Championships in Bakersfield. Clark earned his way to the state meet with a victory at the NCS tournament. a lot more on the practice mats.” Clark, a North Coast Section champ coached by Ben McCorriston and Kurtis Starnes, won the third-place match 13-8 over Wasco’s Sean Medley. He finished

the tournament with a 6-1 record and his Friday results included a pin in 2:46, a 9-8 decision, a pin in 3:35 and a 9-5 victory over Tyler Smith of Marina, who finished seventh. Clark’s sole effort earned Antioch

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The far East Bay Area brought home only one medal from the California Interscholastic Federation State Wrestling Championships, but it was hardly an unsuccessful two days of competition for Liberty High at Bakersfield’s Rabobank Arena. Two of Greg Chappel’s wrestlers made it to the second day of competition and were one match away from advancing to the Top 8 and earning medals. No shame in that, Chappel said, as Xavier Johnson (138 pounds) and Austin Solari (126) overachieved. “They were better than expected; they really wrestled over where they were ranked,” Chappel said. “I felt really good about where they ended up.” The main story, though, was Antioch 220-pounder Kyle Clark, who came within 16 seconds of making it to the title match and finished third. Clark was leading 4-3 in the final minute against West ValleyCottonwood competitor Austin Lobsinger (last year’s second-place winner) but drew stalling warnings against him. He was forced to keep working, instead of completely switching into a defensive mode. Lobsinger was able to execute a perfect lateral throw, putting Clark on his back and making up the points he needed to win 8-4 thanks to a takedown and three nearfall points. “I should have won. I had to tie up with him because I didn’t want to stall. I knew he had that throw in him,” said Clark, who qualified for the state meet last year as well. “It was still a major success for me (taking third). Last year I was nervous but this year it was just like any other tournament. Last year I sat around in between matches; this year I warmed up

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Solari dropped his next match 10-0 to Gilroy’s Paul Fox (who finished second) before winning 3-0 and 5-0 to make it to Saturday’s competition. It all came undone, though, against Vicente Hernandez of Clovis in an 8-2 loss. Hernandez finished eighth. “I thought I was good (as a freshman) and then went 0-2. I got to see the level of competition you need to be at in this tournament,” said Solari, who went 3-2. “I like to think I’ll do well next year. If I work hard enough and keep my mind to it, I could maybe win it all.” Liberty’s Jacob Thompson-Zanarini (132) also qualified and won a match before finishing 1-2. He lost by pin in 5:03 but then rifled off a quick 32-second pin of James Lick-San Jose’s Dario Gamino before losing 17-1. Zack Hanson (170) also won his first match 6-4 over Northern Section champ Tyler Gil of Orland. Clovis state champion Zach Nevills pinned Hanson in 1:21 in the next match, and his day ended in a tight 6-5 loss to Greg Meline of EdisonHuntington Beach. Teammate Devon Lyle qualified at 106 but did not make the trip. His team earned 18 points to finish tied for 55th. Joey Vigil of Heritage made it to state at 106 but got no help, drawing defending state champion Johnson Mai of North Torrance in his first match, which Vigil lost in a pin at 1:44.Vigil then fell 6-2 to Anthony Soto of Colony-Ontario to end his day. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

difficult consolation bracket after dropping a 9-4 decision to start his Friday. He won his next three: a 5-4 decision, an injury default and an 11-10 decision. But it came to an end Saturday morning, as Jason Ladd of Clovis (who finished fifth) pinned Johnson with a cradle in 2:08. “I wanted to medal but fell short,” said Johnson, a senior ranked No. 22 in the state entering the tournament but who finished in the Top 12. “After I fell into consolation I had a feeling that I needed to pick it up. It pushed me. I’m a little disappointed in myself but happy because outside people think I did good.” Johnson will try to walk-on at Cal Poly, and Chappel believes Johnson could do it. “He has a huge upside in college,” he said. “I hope he sticks with it and learns more. He’s a kid who down the road could win at the NCAA level.” Solari also came within one win of placing. And like Johnson, he made the Top 12 despite being ranked No. 17. His day began with a huge win against Carter High’s Casper Sherow. Solari, a junior, won 3-2 against Sherow in overtime – a surprise to him and his coach. “Austin had a great match. His weakness is on his feet when people come out at him, and he was able to stop that kid; that was big,” Chappel said about his junior, who went 0-2 as a freshman at the state meet. “He did a great job in the tournament. It was good to get the monkey off his back to win, and he’s set himself up good for next year.”

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“He just wanted to play soccer,” said Neto’s aunt, Iliana Gonzalez. “That’s his passion. … He didn’t see anything else.” What Neto’s teammates remember most vividly about him is that he wasn’t content with just showing up. Though Neto wasn’t the biggest guy on the field, he wanted to work hard and succeed at anything he did. His closest friends described him as a pit bull in a Chihuahua’s body. Neto’s older brother and teammate, Manuel Corona, admired how he never held anything back. Though he wasn’t a vocal “rah-rah” kind of player, he was always one of the team’s biggest sources of motivation. Neto was always a competitive guy, but not to the point of seriousness. His teammates recall the time during a tournament in Vegas when Neto walked around The Strip in just a Speedo to get some laughs. He was rarely seen without a smile on his face, especially when he was on the soccer field. In his final days, Neto’s teammates returned the love he constantly gave them. Many of them stayed at the Corona home, doing whatever they could to help the family and keep Neto in high spirits. Relatives also came up from Mexico to help Neto’s parents, Ernesto and Mina Miranda Corona, so they could spend more time with their son. “I used to refer to him as Superman because he was relentless, he was tenacious, he was passionate,” Clifford said.

CORONA “If anyone out there is looking for heroes, someone to look up to, he was definitely one.” MJ’s Downtown Café, 655 First St. in Brentwood, will host a taco night fundraiser on Sunday starting at 5:30 p.m. All proceeds go to the Corona family to help with medical and funeral expenses. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Wolverines aim to maintain dominance shown exceptional promise over the last two years. Their experience puts the Patriots in a position to challenge the Wolverines’ reign at the top. In the league tournament, Hocking’s 76 was enough to advance him to a playoff for the best individual player, which he lost to Deer Valley senior John Bell.

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Deer Valley senior Jaskaran Sihota leads a Wolverines squad hoping to win another BVAL title and make some noise in the North Coast Section. week at Lone Tree Golf Course, attracting some of the section’s best talent. The Wolverines finished in fourth place, trailing top teams Foothill, De La Salle and Monte Vista.

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Ever since the departure of De La Salle from the Bay Valley Athletic League in 2008, Deer Valley has been the dominant force in BVAL boys golf. The Wolverines have won every league title in that period and dropped only one match. This year, Brian Kofford’s team is ready to compete again, not only in the BVAL, but in the North Coast Section. Deer Valley fields a top-five group comprising seniors Jaskaran Sihota and Robert Riel, freshman Michael Uy, sophomore Zach Dupuis and senior Isaiah Antoine. Kofford identified the top three as players capable of shooting par or better any day, while the latter two are more than capable of shooting around 40 on any given nine. “I have high expectations and I hope we meet them,” Kofford said. “I need all five of those guys to be consistent. Some can blow up some days, but as long as five of six are good in tournaments and four of six are playing well in league matches, we’ll be fine.” Kofford identified Heritage as the team most likely to give Deer Valley problems. He pinpointed the April 3 match at the Patriots home course of Deer Ridge as the one the Wolverines must win. Much of Kofford’s confidence stems from a tournament held earlier in the

Second-year coach Bryan Beaver will rely on senior Austin Kaiser as well as juniors Alex Miller and Garrett Murayama to spearhead the Lions’ challenge to Deer Valley and Heritage. “We’ve been struggling early on in the season with losses against Amador Valley, Granada and Miramonte – all formidable opponents,” Beaver said. “The team’s inconsistency off the tee and around the green has really stood out at courses we’ve played early on this year, which include Poppy Ridge Golf Course and Orinda Country Club.” Beaver’s hope is that despite the outcome of those early matches, the experience gained will help the Lions on courses such as the Diablo Course at The Golf Club at Brentwood, the Discovery Bay Country Club and other league venues. He also identified the March 19 Aiello Invitational tournament in Discovery Bay as a highly anticipated event. Beaver will also look to a group of see Dominance page 25A


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Antioch John Luis is in his second year coaching the boys team, which fields five returning players, led by junior Josh Mouzakis and sophomore Ryan Chapman. Mouzakis qualified for NCS last year as an individual, firing an 83 at the league tournament. Luis is excited about the potential in freshmen Lorenzo Flenoid, Myles Gilory and Mike Drapel. The coach said the youngsters might not see much match time in the early season, but he hopes they’ll make progress by the end of the season in time for the league tournament. “This is a really great group of kids that like to get out there and play the game,” Luis said. “We should have a fun year. I want to make them enjoy the experience.”

Pittsburg Pittsburg head coach Al Bonanno notes that while the Pirates are young, their youth bodes well for the future of the program. At the top of Pittsburg’s ladder is senior Kevin Labao, who has been with the program for three years. Labao leads a roster that hasn’t played as much golf as its BVAL counterparts. Juniors Mike Orlando and Eric Smith, plus sophomores Austin Simarro and Anthony Abitz, played last year, but it was the first year of competition for some of them. A couple Pittsburg freshmen are new to the links, but Bonanno believes they’ve got potential. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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East County is notorious for hard water that can smell and taste bad. While federal and state laws regulate water filtration standards, chlorine-cleaned tap water leaves something to be desired. But Delta Pure Water, Etc. in Brentwood has a solution. Rather than use a water filter pitcher or a filtration system that hooks up directly to the faucet, Delta Pure Water, Etc. offers a salt-free filtration system that connects to your home’s main water source, cleaning all the water in your home in one step. The system is called Next Scale Stop. The Next Scale Stop system uses template-assisted crystallization technology, which converts hard minerals in your tap water into harmless, inactive microscopic crystals that give water a fresh, clean flavor your nostrils and taste buds will appreciate. “This is not a water softener,” said Delta Pure Water, Etc. owner Joe Trebino. “This system improves the tap water in all areas of your home. Hard water shortens the life of water-using appliances such as dishwashers and laundry machines. It clogs pipes and reduces flow rate in showerheads and faucets, but water treated with the Next Scale Stop system is filtered and clarified, which limits the side effects of hard water.” While basic water filtration systems peddled by Brita and PUR are more popular, Trebino said the Next Scale

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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 March 27, 2012, 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 2011/2012 Cost Allocation Plan and Schedule of City Fees Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 150 City Park Way. Further information may be obtained from City Hall, 150 City Park Way, 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: March 9, 2012 Margaret Wimberly, MMC City Clerk Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: March 9, 2012 and March 16, 2012. SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 899 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING A REZONE (RZ 11-005) AMENDING THE BRENTWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE BY DEFINING AND REQUIRING CONDITIONAL USE PERMITS FOR LARGE RETAIL USES CITYWIDE. THE REZONE INCLUDES AMENDING CHAPTER 17.456 (PD-6), CHAPTER 17.486 (PD36), CHAPTER 17.488 (PD-38), CHAPTER 17.498 (PD-48), CHAPTER 17.501 (PD51), CHAPTER 17.503 (PD-53), AND CHAPTER 17.505 (PD-55), AND ADDING CHAPTER 17.750 (LARGE RETAIL USES). THE FOREGOING ORDINANCE was introduced with the first reading waived at a regular meeting of the Brentwood City Council on the 14th day of February, 2012, by the following vote: AYES: Council Members Barr, Brockman, Bryant, Stonebarger NOES: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None And was adopted at a regular meeting of the Brentwood City Council on the 28th day of February 2012, by the following vote: AYES: Barr, Brockman, Bryant, Stonebarger, Taylor NOES: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 900 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING A REZONE (RZ 12-001) TO AMEND CHAPTER 17.645 (SIGNS ON PUBLIC PROPERTY) OF THE BRENTWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING TEMPORARY COMMUNITY EVENT BANNERS, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND THE COMMUNITY EVENT BANNER AD HOC COMMITTEE THE FOREGOING ORDINANCE was introduced with the first reading waived at a regular meeting of the Brentwood City Council on the 14th day of February, 2012, by the following vote: AYES: Council Members Barr, Brockman, Bryant, Stonebarger NOES: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None And was adopted at a regular meeting of the Brentwood City Council on the 28th day of February 2012, by the following vote: AYES: Barr, Brockman, Bryant, Stonebarger, Taylor NOES: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None ATTEST: Margaret Wimberly, MMC City Clerk The above is a summary of the major highlights of the ordinances; reading the ordinances in its entirety may be necessary to obtain a full understating of all changes. A copy of the full text of the ordinances is on file and may be read in the City Clerk’s office located at 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, and/or a copy may be obtained from that office based on the City’s actual cost for duplicating. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish date: March 9, 2012.

Barsana G. Dollente, 1627 Marina Way, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on JAN 30th, 2012. Signature of registrant: Shirley Barsana G. Dollente. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 30, 2012 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy, Expires 1/30/2017 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000715-00 The name of the business (es): Dish Network-Sales Located at: 1480 Moraga Rd., Suite I-392, In: Moraga, CA, 94556, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): TeleCentrics, 1480 Moraga Rd., Suite I-392, Moraga, CA 94556. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/16/2007. Signature of registrant: Cyrus Ghamghami - TeleCentrics LLC, CEO. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 01, 2012 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy, Expires 2/1/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000766-00 The name of the business (es): Soul’s Harbor Church Located at: 6955 Brentwood Blvd. In: Brentwood, CA, 94561, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Brentwood Pentecostal Holiness Church, Inc., 6955 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Sam Winters, CEO. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on FEB 03, 2012 by Jose Gonzalez, Deputy, Expires 2/3/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000811-00 The name of the business (es): Goal Seekers Consulting Located at: 1780 Chestnut Street In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Peggie Schuitemaker 1780 Chestnut Street, Brentwood, California 94513. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Peggie Schuitemaker. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 06, 2012 by Courtney Dias, Deputy, Expires 2/6/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001519-00 The name of the business (es): N-G NAILS Located at: 2430 Sand Creek Road, Ste. D5, In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Angilien Thach, 1938 Praire Lane, Stockton, CA 95209. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 03/02/12. Signature of registrant: Angilien Thach. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: MAR 02, 2012 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy, Expires 3/2/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish dates: March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001447-00 The name of the business (es): Scruffy Dog Productions, MyTxTPerks.com, BehindTheLine.TV Located at: 19 Tipton Ct., In: Oakley, Ca, 94561, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Thomas C Cusack, 19 Tipton Ct., 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 FEB 29, 2012. Signature of registrant: Thomas C. Cusack. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 29, 2012 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy, Expires 2/28/17 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001313-00 The name of the business (es): Oliverez Restoration Services 2 Located at: 1180 Sunset Road In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Aristotle Alvarez 1180 Sunset 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: Aristotle Alvarez. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 24, 2012 by P. Cornelius, Deputy, Expires 2/24/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish dates: March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Cheng-Ta Yang SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Cheng-Ta Yang, Ya-Hui Chen FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0277 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Cheng-Ta Yang, Ya- Hui Chen filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. ChengTa Yang, b. Ya-Hui Chen to Proposed Name: a. Jerry Cheng-Ta Yang, b. Vanessa Ya- Hui Chen THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be

heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/24/12 Time: 9:00am Dept.: 60 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press b. Ya-Hui Chen must present photo id at the hearing. Date: 2/17/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2012.

least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/9/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 2/2/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012.

tioch, CA 94509, Incorporated in State of California. This business is conducted by: an Unincorporated Association other than a Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 10/1/1988. Signature of registrant: Elizabeth A. Rimbault, Property Manager. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 08, 2012 by Joseph Barton, Deputy, Expires 2/8/2017. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 2012.

why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/10/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 2/3/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Diablo Water District Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed 2.5% Water Charges Increase Diablo Water District (DWD) will conduct a Public Hearing on Wednesday March 28, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. at Diablo Water District’s office, 2107 Main Street, Oakley, where a 2.5% increase in the District’s water charges will be discussed. The purpose of the increase is to cover the February 2012, 3.5% Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) water rate increase DWD must pay and the cost of relocating 1,500’ of 24” diameter water main due to a second railroad track being installed between Bridgehead and Big Break Roads. Water purchased from CCWD makes up 35% of DWD’s annual budget. Public comments and written protests from property owners or ratepayers will be accepted at the Public Hearing or by delivery to the District at 2107 Main Street, PO Box 127, Oakley CA 94561 prior to the Hearing date. If the 2.5% increase is adopted, the typical residential Monthly Service Charge would go from $9.31 to $9.54 and the Water Charge would go from $2.58 per Hundred Cubic Feet to $2.64 per Hundred Cubic Feet. Monthly Service Charges for larger meters would also be increased by 2.5% as generally described in District Regulation Number 1. The effective date of the new rates would be April 1, 2012. If you have any questions please call (925) 625-0588. DIABLO WATER DISTRICT Mike Yeraka, Secretary Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: Febuary 10 and March 9, 2012.

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000584-00 The name of the business (es): PXLA Graphic Designs Located at: 1627 Marina Way In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jeffrey Dollente and Shirley

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000983-00 The name of the business (es): 1.) National Aquatics Services and 2.) NAS Pools Located at: 9030 Brentwood Blvd., Suite F, In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Mailing: P.O. Box 2168, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): National Aquatic Services, Inc. 9030 Brentwood Blvd., Suite F, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a California Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on Jan 31, 2012. Signature of registrant: Sean J. Senior, President. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 13, 2012 by L. Barajas, Deputy, Expires 2/13/17. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001489-00 The name of the business (es): 3 French Hens Located at: 817 Quiet Gable Court In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1.) Julie A. Deck, 817 Quiet Gable Court, Brentwood, CA 94513; 2.) Karen Pearce, 2410 Halyard Way, Discovery Bay, CA 94505; and 3.) Minda Motta, 2409 Halyard Way, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: CoPartners. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Julie A. Deck, Owner. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: MAR 01, 2012 by C. Garcia, Deputy, Expires 3/1/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001525-00 The name of the business (es): 1.) Mike’s Auto Glass, 2.) Strictly Mobile Windshields, 3.) Mike’s Mobile Auto Glass, 4.) Mike’s Mobile Windshields Located at: 3010 Camino Diablo In: Byron, CA, 94514, Mailing: P.O. Box 685, Byron, CA 94514 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Michael Morse, 3018 Camino Diablo, Byron, CA 94514. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1988. Signature of registrant: Michael Morse. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: MAR 02, 2012 by Elizabeth Gutierrez, Deputy, Expires 3/2/17. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000925-00 The name of the business (es): Black Diamond Recovery, LLC Located at: 161 Chestnut Street, #8, In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Black Diamond Recovery, LLC, 161 Chestnut Street, #8, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1-1-93. Signature of registrant: Sterling F. Hoggan, Owner/Manager Member This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 09, 2012 by Myrna Barajas, Deputy, Expires 2/9/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001482-00 The name of the business (es): Tangelo Frozen Yogurt Located at: 384 Park Street In: Moraga, CA 94556 Mailing: P.O. Box 6383, Moraga, CA 94570-6383 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Tangelo Group LLC, 384 Park Street, Moraga, CA 94556. This business is conducted by: a California Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Andrew Yick, Managing Member. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: MAR 01, 2012 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy, Expires 3/1/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001143-00 The name of the business (es): M&L Trucking Located at: 6150 Byron Hot Springs Road In: Byron, CA, 94514, Mailing: 3001 Tagura Drive, Modesto, CA 95355 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): #1.) Luis F. Aceves, 3001 Tagura Drive, Modesto, CA 95355, #2.) Marco A. Chavez, 2276 Finland Ave., Stockton, CA 95205. This business is conducted by: a General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Luis F. Aceves. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 17, 2012, by Courtney Dias, Deputy, Expires 2/17/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000947-00 The name of the business (es): Subway 46015 Located at: 4514 Main Street In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Distinctive Foods, Inc. 310 Whispering Oaks Ct., Pittsburg, CA 94565. This business is conducted by: a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 5/30/06. Signature of registrant: Mohammad N Zalmaiyar, President. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 10, 2012 by Myrna Barajas, Deputy, Expires 2/10/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000944-00 The name of the business (es): Subway 1716 Located at: 4701 Clayton Rd #C In: Concord, CA 94521 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Distinctive Foods, Inc. 310 Whispering Oaks Ct., Pittsburg, CA 94565. This business is conducted by: a corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/20/06. Signature of registrant: Mohammad N Zalmaiyar, Owner- President. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 10, 2012 by Myrna Barajas, Deputy, Expires 2/10/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000948-00 The name of the business (es): Subway 4198 Located at: 2005 Main Street #A In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Distinctive Foods, Inc. 310 Whispering Oaks Ct., Pittsburg, CA 94565. This business is conducted by: a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/30/06. Signature of registrant: Mohammad N Zalmaiyar, President. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 10, 2012 by Myrna Barajas, Deputy, Expires 2/10/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000977-00 The name of the business (es): Pizzagonis / Pizzagonis Towing Located at: 6877 Brentwood Blvd In: Brentwood, ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Pizzagoni Family Inc. 6877 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a California S Corp. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 3/65. Signature of registrant: John Reynolds, Secretary. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 13, 2012 by Courtney Dias, Deputy, Expires 2/13/17. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001268-00 The name of the business (es): JMOD industries Located at: 8445 Brentwood Blvd., Suite B, In: Brentwood, CA, 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Johnny M. Curtis, Jr., and Joyce E. Buckner, 965 Almond Dr., Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: a General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Johnny M Curtis Jr. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 23, 2012 by B. Basch, Deputy, Expires 2/23/17. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Taylor Thomas Skellenger SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Taylor Skellenger FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0199 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Taylor Skellenger filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Taylor Thomas Skellenger to Proposed Name: a. Taylor Thomas Salimpour 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000353-00 The name of the business (es): 1.) Wine Seekers, 2.) Destiny Real Estate, 3.) Wine Concierge Located at: 4464 LoneTree Way #1040 In: Antioch, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Priscilla Rhae 1723 Petit Peak Ct., Antioch, CA 94531. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Priscilla Rhae. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 19, 2012 by J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires 1/19/2017. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000978-00 The name of the business (es): Brentwood Storage Pros / Storage Pros / Brentwood City Tow / Pizzagonis Tow Located at: 6877 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Pizzagoni Family Inc. 6877 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a California S Corp. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/1/12. Signature of registrant: John Reynolds, Secretary. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 13, 2012 by Courtney Dias, Deputy, Expires 2/13/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001009-00 The name of the business (es): RCS Network Solutions Located at: 6115 Seneca Circle In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Russell C. Strunk & Marilyn R. Strunk, 6115 Seneca Circle, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on Jan 1, 2012. Signature of registrant: Russell C. Strunk. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: FEB 13, 2012 by Myrna Barajas, Deputy, Expires 2/13/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000746-00 The name of the business (es): Trimco Construction Located at: 728 Solitude Dr, Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Peter Wayne Emery, 3504 Blythe, Antioch, CA 94509 and Timothy Alan Emery, 728 Solitude Dr., Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: a General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 6/18/01. Signature of registrant:Timothy A. Emery. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 02, 2012 by T. Ragsdale, Deputy, Expires 2/2/17. Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000867-00 The name of the business (es): Contra Costa Herald Located at: 313 Bluerock Drive, In: Antioch, CA 94509, Mailing: P.O. Box 4672, Antioch, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Allen Denford Payton, 313 Bluerock Drive, Antioch, CA 94509. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/7/12. Signature of registrant: Allen D. Payton. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 07, 2012 by Elizabeth Gutierrez, Deputy, Expires 2/7/2017. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000907-00 The name of the business (es): Empire Business Center Property Owners Association Located at: 2810 Lone Tree Way #8 In: Antioch, CA 94509, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1.) Elizabeth A. Rimbault, 3100 Windsor Drive, Antioch CA 94509; 2.) Douglas N. Rimbault, 3100 Windsor Drive, Antioch, CA 94509; 3.) Thomas Frank French, 208 Bluerock Drive, Antioch, CA 94509; Carole D. French, 208 Bluerock drive, Antioch, CA 94509; 5.) Jack R. Hickman, 3304 Ashburton Drive, Antioch, CA 94509; 6.) Sally Lea Hickman, 3304 Ashburton Drive, Antioch, CA 94509; 7.) C. Denise Stewart, 2810 Lone Tree Way #9, Antioch, CA 94509; 8.) Nancy Gann Desimone, 4600 Discovery Point, Discovery Bay, CA 94505; 9.) Efficient Energy Distribution Inc., Patrick Moore, President, 2810 Lone Tree Way #7, An-

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000946-00 The name of the business (es): Subway 42079 Located at: 1026 Oak Street #103 In: Clayton, CA 94517 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Distinctive Foods, Inc. 310 Whispering Oaks Ct., Pittsburg, CA 94565. This business is conducted by: a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 7/15/11. Signature of registrant: Mohammad N Zalmaiyar, President. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 10, 2012 by Myrna Barajas, Deputy, Expires 2/10/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000945-00 The name of the business (es): Mountain Mike’s Pizza #42 Located at: 2091 Main Street In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Distinctive Foods, Inc. 310 Whispering Oaks Ct., Pittsburg, CA 94565. This business is conducted by: a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 6/15/11. Signature of registrant: Mohammad N Zalmaiyar - President. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 10, 2012 by Myrna Barajas, Deputy, Expires 2/10/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001184-00 The name of the business (es): Community Staffing Resources Located at: 1820 Galindo Street, Suite #3, In: Concord, CA, 94520, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Per Diem Staffing Systems, Inc. 1820 Galindo Street, Suite #3, Concord, CA 94520. This business is conducted by: a Nevada Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/20/12. Signature of registrant: Judith L. Travers, Administrator-Secretary. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 21, 2012 by C. Garcia, Deputy, Expires 2/21/17. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001185-00 The name of the business (es): Island Time Located at: 5901 Marina Road,#14 In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505, Mailing: 1820 Galindo St., #3, Concord, CA 94520 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Delta Personnel Services, Inc. 1820 Galindo St., Suite #3, Concord, CA 94520. This business is conducted by: a California Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01-01-12. Signature of registrant: Judith L. Travers, Secretary. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 21, 2012 by C. Garcia, Deputy, Expires 2/21/17. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001265-00 The name of the business (es): MM Law Enforcement Specialized Services And Consulting Located at: 790 Devonshire Loop In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Manuel Misquez, 790 Devonshire Loop, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Manuel Misquez. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 23, 2012 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy, Expires 2/23/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Tiffany Martin SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Tiffany Martin FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0202 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Tiffany Michelle Martin filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: Tiffany Michelle Martin to Proposed Name: Tiffany Michelle Austin 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000600-00 The name of the business (es): Newberry Estate Vineyards Located at: 2525 Sunset Rd In: Knightsen, CA 94548, Mailing: 2525 Sunset Rd, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Sabrina Rippie 2525 Sunset Rd, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Sabrina Rippie. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 30, 2012 by J. Odegaard, Deputy, Expires 1/30/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 17, 24, March 2, & March 9, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001357-00 The name of the business (es): Aerial Credentials Located at: 1932 Cedar Falls Avenue, In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Mailing: 268 Bush Street, #3531, San Francisco, CA 94104- 3503 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Adrian Monteiro, 1932 Cedar Falls Avenue, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 02/27/2012. Signature of registrant: Adrian Monteiro. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 27, 2012 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy, Expires 2/27/17. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Date of Filing Application: February 22, 2012 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: VICKI LYNNE WATSON OWENS The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 809 W 2ND ST ANTIOCH, CA 94509-1144 Type of license(s) Applied for: 41 - On-Sale Beer and Wine - Eating Place Antioch Press Decree No. 06-1617 Publish Date(s): March 9, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001369-00 The name of the business (es): TRC Construction Development LLC Located at: 1636 Lillian St., In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): TRC Construction Development LLC, 1636 Lillian St., Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a California Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Richard B. Hoke, Managing Member. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 27, 2012 by H. Franklin, Deputy, Expires 2/27/17. Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish dates: March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Rachanabahen Sureshbhai Patel SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Rachanabahen Sureshbhai Patel FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0241 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Rachanabahen Sureshbhai Patel filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Rachanabahen Sureshbhai Patel to Proposed Name: Rachana Jayen Patel THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/30/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 60 Room: 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 2/24/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012.


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0131310 Title Order No. 110111151 Investor/Insurer No. 146625260 APN No. 034-490- 045-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/08/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by JEFFREY A HESS AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 12/08/2006 and recorded 12/19/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0403457- 00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/26/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 176 CORAL BELL WAY, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $524,138.48. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 02/24/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4207296 03/02/2012, 03/09/2012, 03/16/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1339280-11 APN: 015- 110-034-4 TRA: 72-043 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx0228 REF: Pettit, David IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED May 10, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 29, 2012, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded May 17, 2006, as Inst. No. 20060155412-00* in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by David Pettit A Married Man As His Sole and Separate Property, 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*loan modification agreement made on 1/4/2011 and recorded 3/16/2011 as doc#: 2011- 0055767-00 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 195 Eagle Ln Brentwood CA 94513 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be 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: $978,287.47. 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 09, 2012. (R-405517 03/09/12, 03/16/12, 03/23/12) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: March 9, 16, 23, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0138998 Title Order No. 110119162 Investor/Insurer No. 870833002 APN No. 035-556- 002-0 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/20/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by AARON GHIRINGHELLI AND LISA GHIRINGHELLI, dated 06/20/2007 and recorded 6/29/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0188367-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/26/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4327 REDWOOD DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $524,789.77. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 02/19/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4201697 03/02/2012, 03/09/2012, 03/16/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-11-466704-AL Order No.: 944988 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/15/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or 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): RUSSELL J BOUTON AND RHONDA K BOUTON HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP Recorded: 3/22/2004 as Instrument No. 2004- 0094728-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/2/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court

St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $291,707.40 The purported property address is: 1597 DAWNVIEW DRIVE, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessor’s Parcel No. 017-460014 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645- 7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. TS No.: CA-11- 466704-AL IDSPub #0023263 3/9/2012 3/16/2012 3/23/2012 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: March 9, 16, 23, 2012.

sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $839,414.64. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 02/17/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4201403 03/02/2012, 03/09/2012, 03/16/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1310329-10 APN: 034- 410-0714 TRA: 19-051 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx7761 REF: Pitts, Debra IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED March 22, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 29, 2012, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded March 27, 2007, as Inst. No. 2007-0088266-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Debra J Pitts An Unmarried Woman, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1028 Morning Glory Way Oakley CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be 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: $433,139.59. 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 07, 2012. (R-405149 03/09/12, 03/16/12, 03/23/12) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: March 9, 16, 23, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: JENNIFER ANNMARIE MOFFATT SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: JENNIFER ANNMARIE MOFFATT FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0225 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner JENNIFER ANNMARIE MOFFATT filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. JENNIFER ANNMARIE MOFFATT to Proposed Name: JENNIFER ANNMARIE RUSSELL THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must ap-

pear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date 4/20/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: FEB 10 2012 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER: Maria-Eugenia McMullen SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Maria- Eugenia McMullen FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0191 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Maria-Eugenia McMullen filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: Maria-Eugenia McMullen, A.K.A. Maria Eugenia McMullen to Proposed Name: Maria-Eugenia Cruz Garcia THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 5/25/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 60 Room: 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Oakley Press Date: 2/3/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-480877-LL Order #: 110534175-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/23/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): JOSE E GARCIA AND JENNY DEL CARMEN GARCIA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 3/30/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0093101-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/16/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $386,430.74 The purported property address is: 283 BAYVIEW DR OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No. 035- 730-003-7 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan

in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0021564 2/24/2012 3/2/2012 3/9/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 2012.

certificate to the hearing. The father named on the birth certificate shall be served by mail with a copy of the Order to Show Cause for Change of Name. Date: 2/9/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Jeanette Su SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Jeanette Su FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0224 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Jeanette Su filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Jeanette Su to Proposed Name: Jeanette Pan THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date 4/19/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 2/10/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0135513 Title Order No. 110114752 Investor/Insurer No. 182098960 APN No. 033-160- 022-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/15/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by ADOLFO ORTIZ, AND MARGARITA ORTIZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 11/15/2007 and recorded 11/28/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0324560-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/26/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully 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: 4121 MACHADO LANE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0137168 Title Order No. 110117059 Investor/Insurer No. 138474173 APN No. 033-280- 099-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/19/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by CHRISTOPHER R VARGAS, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 04/19/2006 and recorded 4/28/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0133891-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/26/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1410 QUAIL VALLEY RUN, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $432,220.39. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 02/19/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 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# 4202104 03/02/2012, 03/09/2012, 03/16/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Olivia Vetesi, State Bar# 276330, Attorney for Jessica Schwab SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Jessica Schwab FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0245 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Dionysiana Lewis to Proposed Name: a. Dionysiana Schwab THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/16/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press, 248 Oak Street, Brentwood, CA 94513 b. Petitioner shall bring the minor’s birth

NOTICE OF LIEN SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections 21700 21716 of the Business & Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Penal Code and provisions of the Civil Code. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on March 16, 2012 at 12:30 P.M. Personal property including but not limited to furniture, clothing, appliances, bedding, carpet, computer & stereo equipment, shop vac,artwork, ski boots, tarps,heater, medical equipment, wood, exercise equipment, and or other general household and small business items located at: ACORN SELF STORAGE LLC, 5205 RAILROAD AVE., PITTSBURG, CA 94565 (925) 432-3200. NAME 1. Chaleen Leslie 2. Nicolas Velasquez 3. Geraldine Mallari 4. Martin Walker Dates Published: 03/02/12 and 03/09/12 J. Michael’s Auctions, Bond # 183-62-32 (916) 776-4202 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000714-00 The name of the business (es): DirectVSales Located at: 1480 Moraga Rd., Suite I-392, In: Moraga, CA, 94556, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): TeleCentrics, 1480 Moraga Rd., Suite I-392, Moraga, CA 94556. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/16/2007. Signature of registrant: Cyrus Ghamghami - TeleCentrics, CEO. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 01, 2012 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy, Expires 2/1/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER: Veronica Ann Ivory SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Veronica Ann Ivory FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0321 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Veronica Ann Ivory filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: Veronica Ann Ivory, aka Veronica A. Ivory, aka Veronica Ivory to Proposed Name: Veronica Ann Bell THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 5/4/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 60 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Oakley Press Date: FEB 28 2012 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Michael J. St. Clair SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Michael J. St. Clair FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0256 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Michael J. St. Clair filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Michael J. St. Clair to Proposed Name: Michael J. Jaramillo St. Clair THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/23/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 60 Room: 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 2/15/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012.


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-11-466157-RM Order No.: 110415423-CA-GTO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/14/2006. 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. 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): WILLIAM J LA SPADA AND, DIANNA LA SPADA, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 2/24/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0057504-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/2/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $436,168.91 The purported property address is: 2305 SILVER CREEK CIRCLE, ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No. 075- 282-010-0 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645- 7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. TS No.: CA-11-466157- RM IDSPub #0022375 3/9/2012 3/16/2012 3/23/2012 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: March 9, 16, 23, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE APN: 033-420-067 TS No: CA0900462211-1 TO No: 5679100 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 50 GRAND CANYON CIR, OAKLEY, CA 94561 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED April 18, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 20, 2012 at 10:00 AM, at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA, MTC FINANCIAL INC. dba TRUSTEE CORPS, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on April 24, 2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0119675- 00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, executed by KIPP RIVERA, A SINGLE MAN, as Trustor(s), in favor of JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 50 GRAND CANYON CIR, OAKLEY, CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be

made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee- s Sale is estimated to be $396,053.77 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary- s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier- s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee- s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder- s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. DATE: February 15, 2012 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA0900462211-1 17100 Gillette Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 949-252- 8300 James Matthews, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-730-2727 TRUSTEE CORPS IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 4200093 02/24/2012, 03/02/2012, 03/09/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 2012.

Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $470,217.33. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 02/23/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. SAP# 4205462 03/02/2012, 03/09/2012, 03/16/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0142903 Title Order No. 110126435 Investor/Insurer No. 160494754 APN No. 032-380- 019-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/26/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by DHERENDRA P SUKHU AND SUJEETA P SUKHU, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 04/26/2007 and recorded 4/30/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0126031- 00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 04/02/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1082 CLEAR LAKE 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 $741,771.07. 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: 03/03/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4207104 03/09/2012, 03/16/2012, 03/23/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: March 9, 16, 23, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1316448-10 APN: 031- 102-003-6 TRA: 82-007 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx3238 REF: Stone Jr, Robert IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED November 21, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 22, 2012, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded December 05, 2006, as Inst. No. 2006-0387089-00 in book XX,

page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Robert J. Stone Jr. and Brenda M. Stone Husband And Wife As Joint Tenants, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 3148 Stone Road Bethel Island CA 94511 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $399,926.30. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: March 01, 2012. (R-404857 03/02/12, 03/09/12, 03/16/12) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-11-439246-RM Order No.: 110191951-CA-GTO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/16/2002. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by 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): RICHARDO ULLOA AND DORA D ULLOA, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 4/30/2002 as Instrument No. 2002-0152246- 00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/2/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $157,915.80 The purported property address is: 3039 GREENHALL WAY, ANTIOCH CA, ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No. 071- 363-009-3 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645- 7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is

intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. TS No.: CA-11- 439246-RM IDSPub #0022344 3/9/2012 3/16/2012 3/23/2012 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: March 9, 16, 23, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1337938-10 APN: 037- 262-002 TRA: 19020 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx6355 REF: Fratus, Illiana IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED December 02, 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 22, 2012, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded December 13, 2005, as Inst. No. 2005-0477268-00 in book Xxx, page Xxx of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Illiana Fratus and Stanley R Fratus Wife And Husband, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 610 Chandon Ct Oakley CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $410,603.65. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: February 29, 2012. (R-404751 03/02/12, 03/09/12, 03/16/12) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1331257-11 APN: 034- 160-085-6 TRA: 19026 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx6827 REF: Perkins, Mylee IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED April 12, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 15, 2012, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded April 20, 2007, as Inst. No. 20070116366-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Mylee A. Perkins and Ronald A. Perkins, Wife And Husband, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 24 Grove Ct Oakley CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or

encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $620,408.16. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and 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 01, 2012. (R-403292 02/24/12, 03/02/12, 03/09/12) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 2012.

now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 15 DA VINCI COURT, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $543,073.70. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 02/09/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4196950 02/24/2012, 03/02/2012, 03/09/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: February 24, March 2 and March 9, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: NANCY MARIE MCCLAIN, IN PRO PER. SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: NANCY MARIE MCCLAIN FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0218 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Nancy Marie McClain filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Nancy Marie McClain b. Nancy Marie Mickel to Proposed Name: Nancy Marie Mae THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/13/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 2/3/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Stephanie Ann Hibbs, Michael Gerard Brennan Jr. SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Stephanie Hibbs, Michael G Brennan FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0307 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Stephanie Ann Hibbs filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Kendall Brennan Johnson Hibbs to Proposed Name: Kendall Marie Brennan THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/17/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 60 Room: 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 2/23/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2012.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Liliana Garcia SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Cesar Eduardo Segura & Cecilia Jeanette Garcia-Segura FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0139 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Liliana Garcia filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Cesar Eduardo Segura b. Cecilia Jeanette GarciaSegura to Proposed Name: a. Cesar Eduardo Garcia b. Cecilia Jeanette Garcia 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/19/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press b. The court dispenses with notice to father named on birth certificates. Date: 2/9/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0140068 Title Order No. 110120538 Investor/Insurer No. 112914170 APN No. 033-040- 036-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/30/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by HUMBERTO MENDEZ, dated 08/30/2005 and recorded 9/9/2005, as Instrument No. 2005-0342920-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/26/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 229 RAYE AVENUE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0105315 Title Order No. 110085329 Investor/Insurer No. 162030206 APN No. 034-500- 054-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/01/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by ERNEST BRUCE AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 06/01/2007 and recorded 6/8/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0167045- 00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/26/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 155 CORAL BELL WAY, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $740,539.57. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 02/24/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4205205 03/02/2012, 03/09/2012, 03/16/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0133147 Title Order No. 110112553 Investor/Insurer No. 131812962 APN No. 037-510- 058-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/28/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by HARRIET M. WULUKAU AND MATTHEW F. WULUKAU, WIFE AND HUSBAND, dated 08/28/2006 and recorded 9/21/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0299136-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/19/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1347818-02 APN: 037- 364-0036 TRA: 19020 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx4233 REF: Weller, Forest E IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED April 24, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 22, 2012, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded May 03, 2006, as Inst. No. 2006-0138731-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Forest E Weller and Janet Sue Weller, Husband And Wife, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5386 Lakespring Dr Oakley CA 94561- 3143 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $368,022.90. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: February 24, 2012. (R-404703 03/02/12, 03/09/12, 03/16/12) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1348103-02 APN: 008- 020-030-6 TRA: 60017 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx3442 REF: Lucas, Terrie IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED January 23, 2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 22, 2012, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded January 30, 2004, as Inst. No. 2004-0031886-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Terrie Lucas, An Unmarried Woman, and Deborah Ann Zaro, An Unmarried Woman, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1775 Surfside Court Discovery Bay CA 94514 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $432,790.14. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said

Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: February 29, 2012. (R-404778 03/02/12, 03/09/12, 03/16/12) Oakley Press No. 03-0477. Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1349904-02 APN: 011- 331-0734 TRA: 60043 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx7741 REF: Cisneros, Ronald S IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED October 05, 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 29, 2012, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded October 12, 2005, as Inst. No. 2005-0390479-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Ronald S. Cisneros, and Elvia V. Cisneros, Husband And Wife As Joint Tenants, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 3742 Sailboat Dr Byron CA 94514- 1752 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: $324,515.41. 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 08, 2012. (R-405322 03/09/12, 03/16/12, 03/23/12) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: March 9, 16, 23, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1348410-02 APN: 096- 033-0025 TRA: 79024 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx6132 REF: Plascencia, Fabian IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED September 27, 2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 22, 2012, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded October 05, 2004, as Inst. No. 2004-0382885-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Fabian Plascencia, An Unmarried Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 87 Poinsettia Avenue Bay Point CA 94565 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to

pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $204,799.28. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: February 29, 2012. (R-404803 03/02/12, 03/09/12, 03/16/12) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20110015003040 Title Order No.: 110277427 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/23/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 08/31/2005 as Instrument No. 20050330819-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: MOREL DRIGHT, III, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 03/15/2012 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1853 HAMBURG ST, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 037-124-0136 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $375,369.31. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 02/16/2012 NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 4199140 02/24/2012, 03/02/2012, 03/09/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20110015003816 Title Order No.: 110341531 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/12/2004. 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. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 08/23/2004 as Instrument No. 2004-0325146-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: JOSE ALGARIN AND BETTY GARCIA, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 03/29/2012 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4826 MAMMOUTH LANE, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561-5203 APN#: 033390-015-7 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrect-

ness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $345,767.51. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap. com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 02/29/2012 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 4208503 03/09/2012, 03/16/2012, 03/23/2012 Oakley Press 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 9, 16, 23, 2012 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20110015006393 Title Order No.: 110563080 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/29/2003. 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. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 11/05/2003 as Instrument No. 20030546010-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: JOSE BARRAGAN, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 03/29/2012 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 581 MOCKINGBIRD LANE, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 033290-028-1 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $210,012.01. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap. com NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 02/27/2012 NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 4202240 03/09/2012, 03/16/2012, 03/23/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: March 9, 16, 23, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0071838 Title Order No. 110058094 Investor/Insurer No. 1699836580 APN No. 037- 303-014-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/24/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by FLOYD RYAN SWENSON, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 08/24/2005 and recorded 9/7/2005, as Instrument No. 2005-0338821-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/26/2012 at 9:00AM, Hilton Concord Hotel 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Con-

cord, CA 94520 Golden Gate Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 945 STONEGATE CIRCLE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $276,483.85. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 11/12/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA4203940 03/02/2012, 03/09/2012, 03/16/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-11-453022-RM Order No.: 110312118-CA-GTO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/1/2006. 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): GUY E. SMITH, AN UNMARRIED MAN, AND, BARBARA KARTHAUSER, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 6/9/2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0181827-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/2/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $273,469.23 The purported property address is: 4604 COUNTRY HILLS DRIVE, ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessor’s Parcel No. 053-274-010-7 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645- 7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS

FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. TS No.: CA-11- 453022-RM IDSPub #0022281 3/9/2012 3/16/2012 3/23/2012 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: March 9, 16, 23, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0016995 Title Order No. 09-8055902 Investor/Insurer No. 1706339493 APN No. 037- 490-021-5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/03/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by BRYAN D FONSECA, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 03/03/2008 and recorded 3/5/2008, as Instrument No. 2008-0046588-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/26/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4887 SNOWY EGRET WAY, OAKLEY, CA, 945611697. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $572,141.08. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 02/24/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA4206379 03/02/2012, 03/09/2012, 03/16/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: March 2, 9, 16, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-11-457980-LL Order No.: 899531 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/19/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): JAMES L. HAWKINS AND SUZANNE M. HAWKINS Recorded: 9/25/2007 as Instrument No. 20070270131-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/2/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $417,995.86 The purported property address is:

1509 COVENTRY DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No. 034- 320011 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645- 7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. TS No.: CA-11- 457980-LL IDSPub #0022217 3/9/2012 3/16/2012 3/23/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: March 9, 16, 23, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Tracey Theresa Hurtado Montellano SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Tracey Hurtado FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0308 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Tracey Hurtado filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Anthony Taylor Hurtado to Proposed Name: Anthony Taylor Hurtado Montellano THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/27/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 60 Room: 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press b. Court is waiving notice to biological father. Date: 2/23/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: George & Monique Demetrakopulos SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: George Demetrakopulos, Monique Demetrakopulos FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0230 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner George Demetrakopulos, Monique Demetrakopulos filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Alexander George LeonGuerrero to Proposed Name: Alexander George Demetrakopulos THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date 4/10/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room: 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 2/3/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 2012.


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

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

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

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

E-Waste Fundraiser The Liberty Union High School District Education Foundation hosts an e-waste collection at The Streets of Brentwood (in the parking lot behind Ulta) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Bring monitors, LCD/LED monitors and TVs, computers, hard drives and laptops for disposal. For a complete list of acceptable items, visit http://educationwins.org.

Bridal Faire The City of Antioch hosts a bridal fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Antioch Community Center, 4703 Lone Tree Way. Admission is free.

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ers, hosts a fundraiser banquet at 6 p.m. in the Summerset IV Orchards Ballroom, 771 Centennial Place in Brentwood. Admission is free. For more information, call 925-640-9647 or visit www.delta.younglife.org.

Monday, March 12 Auditions Stage Right Conservatory Theatre holds auditions for “Les Misérables” at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center, 213 F St. in Antioch. Auditions are open to actors 12-18. To receive an audition time, register online at www.srctgrp.org. If cast, there is a $75 participation fee. For more information, call 925-216-4613.

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

Health Workshop Orthopedic Surgeon Bradley Crow discusses knee pain and innovative options for treating it. The free seminar, sponsored by John Muir Health, is held at 6:30 p.m. at Trilogy at The Vineyards, 1988 Sacred Mountain Lane in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-941-2677.

Wednesday, March 14 Mad Science The Brentwood Library presents Mad Science at 4 p.m. in the Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St. The free, 45-minute presentation’s eyepopping experiments demonstrate why science is fun. For more information, call 925-516-5290 or visit www.ccclib.org.

Thursday, March 15 Health Fair East County residents are invited to discover the community’s many health care options at a health fair from 4-7 p.m. at Summerset Orchard Lodge, 771 Centennial Place in Brentwood. Sponsored by Summerset Orchards Kare Bears, the event features representatives from 30 local health, wellness and safety groups.

Karate Demo

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

Grandmaster Tosh, a 10th degree blackbelt in Okinawan Shorin-ryu karate, visits the Oakley Library, 1050 Neroly Road, at 6:30 p.m. Participants get to see karate in action, try a few moves and gain a basic understanding of self defense. For more information, call 925-625-2400.

Poker Tournament

Duct Tape Crafts

Elite White 12U Baseball holds a poker tournament at 6 p.m. in the Antioch Woman’s Club, 509 G. St. Tickets ($65) include dinner. No-host beer and wine will be served. For more information, e-mail elitewhitebaseball@gmail.com or call 925584-6654.

Teens are invited to the Oakley Library to enjoy crafts, food, and fun from 4-5:30 p.m. Teams will make duct tape wallets, lanyards and origami during this free event. No registration is required. For more information, call 925-625-2400 or visit www.ccclib.org.

Trivia Night

Walkabout Presentation

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

Hiker Tom Courtney visits REI Brentwood, 2475 Sand Creek Road, at 7 p.m. to discuss the joys of inn-to-inn hiking, where you leave your car behind, explore lovely landscapes, and end each day with a good meal, a hot shower and a comfortable bed. For more information, visit www.rei.com/brentwoodca.

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

Sunday, March 11 Fundraiser Banquet Delta Young Life, a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian organization that provides mentoring and adventurous activities for teenag-

Sign-ups Volleyball Clinic Heritage High School Boys Volleyball hosts a volleyball clinic March 26-29 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Heritage gym, 101 American Ave. in Brentwood. Boys and girls in grades 3-8 are eligible. Registration is $100. For more information, e-mail Hannigan@libertyuhsd.k12.ca.us.

Football and Cheer The Oakley Raiders, a new youth football and cheer program, is looking for children 6-14 to participate in its inaugural season. The program promotes participants’ development while fostering the ideals of integrity, sportsmanship and commitment in a safe and fun competitive environment. For more information, visit www. oakleyraidersyouthfootballandcheer.com.

DV Wolfpack Football and Cheer Delta Valley Wolfpack Youth Football and Cheer holds walk-in registration March 17 and 31, April 14 and 28, and May 12 and 26 from noon-3 p.m. at Mountain Mike’s Pizza, 3612 Lone Tree Way in Antioch. For more information, call 925-754-8668 or visit www.deltavalleywolfpack.net.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEATURED PROPERTY

HUD AGENT TR AINING

Event is FREE! The setting more relaxed and intimate, easier to ask questions that are important to YOU! Space for Only 20 Attendees!

• An Overview of the HUD Home Process • A Detailed Explanation of Who Can Buy/Sell HUD Homes • How to Obtain a NAID# & Broker Registration • The Correct Process to Bid and Submit Offers

Upgrades Galore

$255,000

Model Perfect

This Wonderful 2 story has been completely remodeled. It offers 2237 sq ft, 5 beds & 3 baths. Upgrades include a new roof, granite counter tops in Kitchen & baths, New SS Appliances, New Interior paint & carpet, new AC & Heating units, new landscaping in front & backyards with a covered patio, New hardwood and tile floors, new doors, NEW, NEW, NEW. There are too many upgrades to list. This is a must see and what a great price.

OAKLEY

Prestigious

$379,900

RSVP by email: bryce@topproducer.com

On over an acre of land, this Beautiful one story offers 4beds, 2 baths and 3172 sqft of living space. With tons of upgrades it feels like resort living. It features a Formal living & dining rooms, Open updated kitchen, eating area, granite counter tops, SS appliances and island. With a HUGE backyard and front yard this is an Entertainers dream. Too much to list but is a MUST SEE

ANTIOCH

$260,000

Date: March 22, 2012 Time: 10a.m. – 11a.m. Where: Windermere Ellsworth & Associates 8335 Brentwood Blvd., Suite F, Brentwood

Plenty of Room

Stunning

$295,000

www.hudpemco.com www.hudhomestore.com CONCORD

BRENTWOOD

$253,000

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Eloquent

ANTIOCH

$325,000

Potential

$274,500

In one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Oakley, this home offers 5 beds & 3 baths and 2660 sq ft of living space, features include 1 bed & bath downstairs, granite counter tops in kitchen, kitchen/ family combo with gas burning fireplace, formal dining, upstairs laundry and is right across the street from neighborhood park and close to Diamond Hills Athletic Club..

There is plenty of room in this 2 story home. With over 2600 sq ft of living space this home offers a formal living & dining rooms, kitchen& family combo, open floor plan, with an easy to maintain backyard.

In one of the best locations in Brentwood this stunning 2 story offers 4 beds, 2.5 baths, a loft and 2450 sq ft. Features include an eat-in kitchen, tile counter tops, built in appliances with gas cook top, in-ground pool, and is in walking distance to the Streets of Brentwood and close to HWY 4 Bypass. A Must See.

Newer split level home with a great floor plan, this 2008 4 bed 2.5 bath home offers 1596 sq ft of living space, Vaulted ceilings, Eat-in Kitchen and kitchen family combo. Bed rooms and laundry are upstairs, located in a wonderful neighborhood close to Clayton, shopping and restaurants. A Must See.

Wonderful 2 story with 3270 sq ft of living space. It offers a formal living & dining rooms, Kitchen & family combo, 1 bed & bath downstairs and a 3 car garage. It also features a large backyard with covered patio. It needs some work but it will be worth it. A must see.

CONCORD

ANTIOCH

PITTSBURG

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ANTIOCH

Adorable

$257,000

What an adorable one story home in a wonderful neighborhood in Concord. It features 2 beds & 2 baths and 1037 sq ft of living space, tile flooring throughout, mirrored closet doors, dual pane windows, easy to manage back & front yards, 2 car garage and is close to Clayton, shopping and restaurants. HURRY to see it before it is gone.

Wonderful

$189,000

A Wonderful home, for first time buyer or investor. Needs some cosmetic repairs. 4 bedroom, 3 full baths, 2390 sq ft of living space, formal dining and kitchen family combo. Close to shopping, restaurants and easy access to freeway. Hurry this won’t last. Call Amante 925-628-8882

Big Value

$200,000

Nice home in a cul-de-sac, it features 3 beds 2.5 baths and 1870 sq ft of living space, a Formal dining room, open living room with high ceilings, spacious kitchen, and a large loft that could be converted into a fourth bed or office.

Downtown

$122,360

Best Offers Wanted. Great Location, offers 3 beds & 2 baths and 960 sq ft of living space. Other features include an inside laundry room, covered patio and deck and a Big driveway.

Room to Roam

$189,900

There is plenty of room to roam in this 1931 sq ft property. It offers 4 beds & 2.1 baths, a formal dining, living & family room with laminate wood flooring, eat in kitchen with tile countertops and an inside laundry room.

The Time to Sell Short is Now! Bryce Ellsworth, Broker Lic# 01305147

Amante Asuncion, Broker Associate Lic# 00636264

Rod Talavera, Realtor Fluent in Tagalog

Lic# 01701571

Vanessa Gutierrez, Realtor Se Habla Español

Lic# 01840693

Shauna Suckow, Realtor Lic# 01505149

Robin Nelson, Realtor

Penny Dobbertin, Realtor

Marc Ellsworth,

Lic# 01793070

Lic# 01306163

Office Manager

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?


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