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Bach bash to pull out the stops by Dave Roberts Staff Writer

If you want to start a brawl, perhaps a riot, in a bar filled with classical music musicians and aficionados, just ask, “Who was the greatest composer of them all?” Fists will fly in favor of Mozart, violins will crash over heads in favor of Beethoven and various ear twists, nose jabs and elbow digs will ensue for Haydn, Schubert, Wagner and Stravinsky, among others. But when someone stands up on the bar and shouts out “Johann Sebastian Bach,” it’s likely that harmony will once again prevail, for he is the one composer just about everybody can agree on and with whom classical music essentially began. On Saturday, March 21, Bach, were he still with us, would be 324 years young. But, of course, he is still with us in his music – it’s likely that no one has ever placed more notes on paper, and what glorious notes they are. In celebration of Bach’s birthday, an extremely rare event in East County – an organ concert – will take place at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, which, see Bach page 21A

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Hands-on compassion

A host of caring communities were front and center in the effort to help those in need.

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Bracing for H2O blues Photo by Dave Roberts

Donald Pearson will pull out all the stops on the Rodgers Custom Trillium Masterpiece 958 Organ in a free Bach concert on Saturday, March 21.

Coming of age in far East County by Rick Lemyre Staff Writer

This is the first of a three-part series on the efforts of two far East County towns, Knightsen and Byron, to retain their heritage and remain rural and small in the face of regional growth and changing local politics. This week: Setting the stage; Part two: The changes play out; Part three: Looking ahead. The downtown block of Knightsen Avenue is dark and quiet, except for the soft glow from the sign at Sonja’s Country Inn and the rhythmic clank of someone setting up metal chairs at the Garden Club next door. It’s a Thursday night in February, and the rest of the half-dozen buildings lining one side of the tiny town’s main drag – railroad tracks, the reason for the town’s founding, run along the other side – are locked up tight, the curb beside them void of parked cars. Home to fewer than 1,000

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Bucolic downtown Knightsen has remained relatively unchanged for more than a century. Residents are wary that recent changes made by the county could threaten their rural lifestyle. souls (not counting the livestock), Knightsen has been a proud rural hamlet for more than 100 years, boasting a post office, a fire station founded by volunteers and a

500-student school district whose test scores are more than a match for the bigger districts surrounding it. Folks swarm to town for the Annual Knightsen Family

Fun Days, and help fill the stands at the County Fair in support of the 4-H Club as it shows off animals and carries home ribbons. In 2005, a community services district was formed to get a handle on the occasional floods that vexed the town, which is situated just a half-mile from the San Joaquin River Delta. The Knightsen Town Advisory Council (KTAC) was established in 1994 to represent the town to the county supervisor and make recommendations on matters of development. (The prevailing attitude, for the most part, has been “No thanks.”) As the area’s representative to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors (BOS) is historically elected from the bigger cities of Antioch and Pittsburg to the west, Knightsen residents have trouble getting the county’s attention for things like repairing the fractured sidewalk see Coming of age page 9A

Residents are urged to conserve water so that rationing doesn’t become the next step.

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Deer Valley dominates

In a semifinal matchup, the Yellowjackets were no match for the Wolverines.

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East County grabs its own bootstraps by Rick Lemyre Staff Writer Melissa Perez, seen here handing out bags of food at Harvest Time Church’s Day of Compassion last weekend, was one of many volunteers who provided assistance to those in need.

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Meanwhile, over at Oakley’s City Hall, the East County Senior Coalition was offering health screenings, information on insurance and social services, and refreshments. “We figure there are a lot of people who need care, and there isn’t a lot of transportation out here,” said organizer Harriet Zych. “We have a van to pick people up and take them home again. This needs to happen more than once per year. That would be great, said Juanita Perez, who brought her mother in for bonedensity testing and stayed long enough for a half-dozen other tests. “We did everything,

and got lots of information to read. We are very thankful we could come here.” Former City Councilman Brad Nix also stopped by the event to see how it was going. “I wasn’t quite sure what to expect,” said Nix. “I found a large number of local area seniors happily going from testing station to station, getting all kinds of information personally important to them. “It was a fantastic success and a very valuable service to the senior community. What made it even more special was that the seniors were having a good time, and that was a real pleasure to see.”

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While America as a whole awaits the trickle-down of benefits from the government’s massive economic rescue effort, a pair of East County organizations are doing what they can to help out right now. “It was the perfect storm of circumstances,” said Dennis Reynolds, Pastor of Harvest Time Church in Brentwood, whose Day of Compassion brought hundreds to his facility on Sunday. “There were people willing to volunteer their services; there was food; it all just came together. Not just for this event, but for the future. I’m already looking forward to July.” Stations set up in the church buildings and grounds offered food, haircuts, chiropractic treatments and medical screening, all for free. “I’m seeing mostly people with no insurance or who can’t afford a co-pay,” said Jose Parda, a physician from John Muir/ Mt. Diablo Health Center. Most of the problems he and a pair of other Muir volunteers found were diabetes or high blood pressure, and the patients were referred to clinics or other free or low-cost health care providers. One family taking advantage of the offerings was that of Nicole and Rodney Kraber and their nine children. “The economy has hit everybody pretty hard, especially if you’re trying to support a fam-


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Art show, chamber Defend events share stage yourself by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer The next time you’re taking in the local artwork at the Discovery Bay Visitor’s Center, remember to thank Sue Clanton and Sue Arkwright for the pleasure. The two Sues, members of the local artists organization Discover Art League, have brought the town’s first judged art show to the center. The show runs through the end of the month. Named the Discover Art League Art Show, the event is presented by the Discover Art League in conjunction with the Discovery Bay Chamber of Commerce. The show also coincides with events such as the Business Showcase Expo and Art, held Tuesday March 31 from 4 to 8 p.m., and the Art Awards Ceremony, scheduled for Saturday April 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. For Arkwright, owner of Arkwright Designs, the dual events offer an opportunity for local businesses and area artists to share their passions with the residents of Discovery Bay. “Since we have a nice new visitor center where residents are always invited to hang their art, we thought it would be nice to have a show there and invite people to come down to see it,” said Arkwright, a past chamber director. “So Sue (Clanton) and I started working together to coordinate the show with the

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Correction A recent story in the Discovery Bay Press about the Read Across America program incorrectly identified a group of volunteers as the Discovery Bay Lions Club. The group was the Byron Delta Lions.

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Confessions of a phobiaphobic Are you reading this in the safety of your house? Good. Now lock your doors and draw your blinds. Don’t even think of traveling today; just light a candle in the comfort of your closet and say a prayer for all those daredevils with airline tickets – tickets bearing the dreaded mark of Friday the 13th. Jerry Seinfeld once remarked that one of his chief pet peeves is the term “pet peeve.” I know TAKE IT the feeling: I’m so unsuperstitious that UTSIDE I’m positively superstitious about it. Show me a ladder and I’ll duck under it in a heartbeat; point out a black cat and I’ll cross its path in a flash. Inform me that the 13th of February and March of 2009 falls on Friday and I’ll … yawn till my jawbone cracks. Apologies up front to those who believe in their hearts that concrete GER events in our universe are caused ERICKSON by their correlation with abstract numbers, but I’m siding with dreary rationalism and labeling paraskevidekatriaphobia – the fear of Friday the 13th – a superstition. In a way, I envy those who believe that vector intersections involving black cats and humans portend ill fortune. Those people live in a more exciting universe than I, a place in which the slightest slip-up can trigger tragic consequences, as when the groom who drops the wedding band during the ceremony dooms the marriage; a place in which the slightest precaution can trigger redemptive consequences, as when tying a knot in a handkerchief wards off evil. These connections shouldn’t be dismissed out of hand. Former Houston Astros all-star second baseman Craig Biggio didn’t change – or clean – his batting helmet even once during the entire baseball season. If you call him wacky, you

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The view from under a ladder. Liberation from the tyranny of superstition doesn’t always translate into liberation from the armor of common sense. mirror, every day for seven years. For the true believer on this gloriously inauspicious Friday, March 13, 2009: Embrace your superstition. Come out of the closet. But try to relax a little. Take a deep breath. And never mind that it rhymes with death.


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Coming of age from page 1A in front of Sonja’s. Frustrated as they were from time to time, though, they had grown accustomed to the years of benign neglect, and were happy that growth in East County had let them be. But the bucolic atmosphere in the Town of Knightsen was tinged with tension that Thursday night. The street became swept by the glare of headlights and the thump of car doors as people arrived and began filling the metal chairs waiting for them. In December, the boundaries of the area represented by KTAC had been shrunk dramatically, and townsfolk were turning out by the dozens to ask why and find out what it means to their future. A few miles down that same railroad line to the south sits another tiny burg, the town of Byron. Its main drag, Main Street, is also a block long, and it too consists of about a half-dozen buildings across the street from the tracks. The railroad, also the reason for Byron’s founding in 1878, helped make the town the center of activity in far East County in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when agriculture was king and the row crops bountiful. Just east of town sits the Byron Hot Springs Resort, once a playground for the rich and famous, then a WWII prisoner interrogation camp, and now a collection of crumbling buildings waiting for a planned rebirth. Until recent years, Main Street was anchored on one end by its tiny post office, and on the other by the impressive 100year-old Odd Fellows Hall. Stores whose front doors were secured by skeleton key locks sat alongside a trio of taverns. Since the turn of the 21st century, several of the historic buildings have been claimed by fire, but the tan brick building bearing the handpainted sign “Byron Museum” still stands sturdy in the center of the block, though today it houses mostly paperback books. Like Knightsen, Byron has historically felt the benign neglect of county government, though the nearby, still-small Byron

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Like their neighbors to the north, residents of Byron are highly protective of their lengthy heritage, and the one-block Main Street heart seen here.

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Airport figures to make for a busier future. Home to about 1,000 people and represented to the supervisors by the Byron Municipal Advisory Council since 1994, Byron has historically shared KTAC’s disdain for development. Also like Knightsen, the Byron MAC saw its representative area halved by the BOS last December. A week before the gathering at Knightsen’s Garden Club, locals filled rows of similar metal chairs at the Byron Museum, worried that the small-town identity to which they zealously cling was under siege. Halfway between Byron and Knightsen sits the relatively new community of Discovery Bay. Many of the modern homes there back up to an 18-hole golf course, or sit perched along one of the numerous bays carved out of the former farmland and connected to the nearby Delta. What began in the early 1970s as an enclave of weekend homes has become the year-round residence of some 16,000 people whose demographic profile is starkly dissimilar to the denizens of the hamlets to the north and south. With virtually none of the lengthy heritage of its neighbors, Discovery Bay nevertheless has its own proud story, one that has historically been far more amenable to growth and demanding of public services in line with its robust

contributions to the county’s tax coffers. A MAC established for Discovery Bay gave way in 1998 to a community services district (CSD) charged with managing the town’s sewer, water and landscaping functions, as well as advising the BOS on other matters of community interest. In recent years a modern shopping center and new subdivisions to the west and north dramatically increased the town’s population, and heightened the suspicion and angst of its smaller neighbors that they would one day be swallowed up by suburban sprawl. Mary Nedjedly Piepho, daughter of legendary State Senator John Nejedly, is the District III representative on the BOS and a resident of Discovery Bay. Her previous experience in elective office limited to one term on the Byron school board, Piepho was elected in 2004 (and re-elected in 2008), becoming the first representative to the BOS from far East County. Partly because of the acrimonious nature of the election in which she won her seat, Piepho said that, aside from BOS meeting files and some handbooks, her predecessor left her virtually no documentation concerning the history of the areas she was to administer: no master plans, no MAC records, no information on upcoming proposals. A single, curt and brief meeting with the

former supervisor’s staff served as her only transition assistance. Among Piepho’s many duties on the BOS is serving as an alternate on the county’s Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO), which establishes and makes changes to cities, MACs and special districts. Her husband, David Piepho, is a regular LAFCO commission member. He was also a member of Discovery Bay’s original MAC and sits on the current CSD Board, and has long been a champion of Discovery Bay and its future. Despite an opinion from county legal staff that spouses serving on the same commission is not a conflict of interest, wary critics say they believe it is. And so it is that that a relatively inexperienced administrator, with little help from her predecessor and high expectations from her previously under-represented constituency, set out to address years of county neglect in far East County amid an air of suspicion from neighboring communities by virtue of her address and her personal life. It was the juncture of latent need and anticipated opportunity, as well as the place where the idealized virtues of the past collided with the bureaucratic pragmatism of the present. And Piepho, both figuratively and geographically, finds herself smack dab in the middle.

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Water rationing in Brentwood unlikely Officials urge conservation just the same by Samie Hartley Staff Writer Wells and water contracts mean Brentwood residents probably won’t have to deal with mandatory water rationing this year, but officials are asking them to cutback anyway. Brentwood Water Conservation Specialist Diana Williford said an informational flyer is expected to be sent out to residents by the end of the month, encouraging everyone to help save water wherever possible. The flyer will offer tips for conserving water as well as list various rebate programs offered to citizens who make an effort to conserve water by purchasing energy-efficient toilets and washing machines. At the Feb. 10 City Council meeting, Director of Public Works Bailey Grewal reported that Brentwood doesn’t anticipate invoking any water rationing this year. The city gets its water supply from groundwater wells and the East Contra Costa Irrigation District (ECCID). The city’s well-water supply has not been reduced over the past years despite three years of drought statewide. In 1999, the city entered an agreement with the ECCID to receive more than 4 billion gallons of wa-

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In an effort to conserve water, the City of Brentwood uses recycled water to irrigate a majority of parks and golf courses, saving an estimated 3 million gallons of water a day. Recycled water is generated at the wastewater treatment plant located on Elkins Way, above. ter annually regardless of drought, so the city doesn’t expect a water crisis in the near future. Deputy Director of Public Works Chris Ehlers said the only way Brentwood would need to ration water this year would be if the state mandates that all agencies must participate in water rationing, but after the recent rainfall, that is not expected. During the council meeting, Mayor Bob Taylor asked residents to conserve as much as possible even were there no rationing. “We are a fortunate city,” he said. “However, in dire times, some cities will take a particular hit this year with water rationing … We don’t want

to lose any of this (water). Water is a precious thing anymore.” The mayor also asked residents to help the city identify problem areas where water might be wasted. The mayor urged residents who spot a broken sprinkler at a city park or water leaking onto a street to inform the city of the matter immediately. Williford echoed the mayor’s sentiments. “We depend on the people to let us know about these things. We’re in the office most of the time, so we aren’t out there canvassing the city looking for these things. We need the residents to tell us so that we can fix

the problem.” Williford said it is up to all residents to do their part to insure that water is available for generations to come. “As a natural resource, water should be protected. It is a precious resource. Just because Brentwood isn’t faced with mandatory rationing doesn’t mean we shouldn’t conserve.” Ehlers said that while Brentwood isn’t forced to ration water at this time, the city is being proactive to ensure no rationing measures are taken in the future. He said the informational mailer is an effort to remind residents to adopt or continue water rationing behavior. “We need to do all we can to conserve,” he said. “The governor is asking for everyone to reduce their water consumption by 20 percent, so we are asking our residents to voluntarily take part in these conservation efforts. “It’s a matter of being aware of how much water you actually use. Going green is popular right now, and conserving water is in the news right now, so people are consciously thinking about it more. There are a lot of little things you can do to help conserve water like not running the water while your brush your teeth or taking shorter showers. We can all do our part.” Ehlers said that while many are becoming educated about water conservation practices, Brentwood’s largest deterrent in the conservation effort is inefficient landscape irrigation. see Water page 20A

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Clubby hubby goes cruisin’ for a bruisin’ I had the worst week of my life last week. My husband had to go away on a fully paid seven-day cruise on a Royal Caribbean Cruise ship. One of his clients, a company that obviously is not feeling the current economic apocalypse like the rest of us, HANGIN’ IN decided to hold its annual sales meeting HERE while sailing around the Caribbean. Now if that doesn’t shock you, this might: I could have gone too, but I didn’t. “Why not?!” you might ask, and VICKI many of my friends MCKENNA did. I’ll give you five reasons: my five kids. No one in her right mind, including my own mother, would step into the nightmare that is my life, especially now that it’s baseball season (my most hated time of year). So I watched my husband pack his swim trunks and sun screen, helped him fold his dress shirts for the formal dinners, and found myself seething with anger as I growled the words “Bon Voyage, Dear.” He left on Sunday morning. My kids threw a party as they celebrated a week without their father, otherwise known as “The Hammer.” I don’t do discipline very well. I find that nurturing is more my strength, and it takes a lot less energy, but the lack of discipline can quickly lead to a chaotic environment. The week was a mix of stressful morning tardies, unfinished homework, brawls over the Xbox, repeated trips to fast-food restaurants (they know me by my first name at Taco Bell) and 11:30 bedtimes. Throw in the baseball practices for three of my kids – practices strategically located at the three farthest points in Antioch, and all at 4:30 every day of the week – and I will tell you that it’s a wonder I didn’t kill any pedestrians! I swore in front of my kids and I made my youngest child cry because, as she put it, “You said the “S” word three times, Mom, and now you’re gonna go to hell!” By the end of the week all of my kids’ baseball coaches thought I was deranged and dangerous. They were right. My husband must have been wracked with guilt because he sent me roses. Twice. Once on Monday, kicking off the week with these words of encouragement: “Hang in There.” Oh sure, what a sweet guy, you might say. But what made matters worse were the periodic calls I would get from him relating to me the highlights of his trip, like his beautiful cabin with a balcony overlooking the ocean. He held his phone out to the sea breeze so I could hear the sound of the waves rushing against the ship. I could have heard it more clearly had it not been for the blood-curdling screams coming from my 6-year- old, who was engaged in battle with her brothers over the remote

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control. Even though there were meetings to attend, he still had a lot of free time on his hands for playing basketball, lounging in the sun, swimming with sea turtles, taking a bicycle tour of Grand Cayman, which included rum tasting! Rum Tasting? Come On! Meanwhile, I was at home cracking open a beer with my teeth while dragging the garbage cans out into the street in my bare feet at midnight! The garage door broke on Day 3, requiring me – what with all the chauffeuring of children – to manually open and close the door one

hundred times a day. My older daughter, running late (again) for her car pool, walked right through our screen door one morning, ripping it off the hinges. It swung there for the remainder of the week by one lone screw. On Day 4 I woke up and found that my truck had a flat tire. Taking those speed bumps at Deer Valley High like a skier on the black diamond mogul run had finally caught up with me. My friends began avoiding me as they grew tired of my incessant moaning and complaining about how my husband

was on a cruise, eating lobster, and I was at home eating mac-n-cheese! Then the second bouquet of flowers arrived, offering these comforting words: “Keep Hanging in There.” It was all I could do to keep from throwing them directly into the trash. My husband returned sporting a nice suntan. He brought home nice souvenirs for all. The kids mourned the loss of their freedom, but I think they were relieved the insanity had come to an end. I gave him a hug and then showed him to his new sleeping quarters. The Tuff Shed in the backyard. Bon Voyage!

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Trevor’s Weekly Mortgage Matters By Trevor Frey

It All Comes Full Circle Ever have a day, or one of those days, where things simply don’t feel right? And I’m not talking about today, when this comes out it will be Friday the 13th, and that day is supposed to feel “different”. What I’m asking is in general, if there are days where things just seem off? I know on a personal level, for a while now, my spider senses have been tingling and my radars have been up…but up for the wrong reasons. Every day I hear bad news on the television, receive worse news from the paper – and then real life hits. I’ve been so concerned with keeping up-to-speed on guideline changes and stimulus package updates that for a while there, unfortunately, I put real life on the back burner. A great friend of mine from way back, and his wife, are currently three weeks out from having their first children, twin girls. That same friend’s Mother recently passed away, with her services being held earlier this week, the 9th respectively. The funeral itself truly put my life on hold (or what I thought was my life), if only for a few hours and made me realize the “tingling” I’ve been having, that’s caused my radars to go up, really has very little to do with the turmoil this nation finds itself in. While Washington makes, remakes, and debates, new ways to put a spin on this dismal economy, real life is passing us by. There is no possible way that within weeks

of throwing billions more at the economy, any of the Stimulus money will reach East Contra Costa County, directly aiding any of us. At the same time, in the same few weeks, and in the same breath, loved ones, friends, and family do have a very real chance of leaving us forever. This article is in no way meant to be a downer, just a realistic point of view. Everything in life is cyclical (my friend’s Mother passed but he has a family of his own on the way), with each cycle running its own course. We’ve been through recessions before – we’ve even handled a Depression in the past – but how many people can say they’ve lived through both our current recession and The Great Depression? Life’s cycle is much faster, and much more precious, than any financial woes we might be having. There is no question that the economy is nowhere near where it needs to be. When you can buy a single share of General Motor (GM) for less than a single gallon of gas there are definite issues. I will be back next week with the usual financial updates, but between now and then, please, please, please spend at least one quality day with your family! As always, I welcome all questions and or concerns pertaining to real estate lending on my cell phone, 510-798-0060, or via email, tfreymortgages@yahoo.com. – Advertisement

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Brentwood/Knightsen school merger a win-win by Vickey Rinehart, Superintendent Knightsen Elementary School District Those who have lived in our community for a long time know the history of our school board and its dedication to UEST students. UnforOMMENT tunately, several events have led to our school district being in financial trouble, with its very existence at stake. 1. Our district has lived on, and has grown, for the past 30 years through interdistrict transfers from other school districts. We currently have 500 students enrolled; 250 actually live in the Knightsen School District and 250 come from Byron, Brentwood, Oakley and Antioch. Oakley, Antioch and Byron have completely stopped allowing new transfers, and are no longer granting transfers beyond the 250 students already attending our

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district. We will continue to receive only a few students annually from Brentwood. The loss of new transfers annually from other districts has stopped our flow of money to cover rising costs. 2. The Lakes development in Discovery Bay began building in 2005. The project is designed to build 635 homes, which would generate about 370 students for our district. The project is the reason we had to build Old River Elementary, and for which we received $11 million from the state to build it through Financial Hardship. We had no choice but to move ahead with the building of Old River because Knightsen School was “maxed out.” In addition, we secured a $3.3 million loan to complete the school. However, it is important to note that the loan is currently not playing a major role in our financial problems. Land was purchased and the construction process began in 2006. In late 2007 and early 2008, the economy began to

LETTERS Commendable candor Editor: I would like to commend Mr. Brian Kalinowski for having the courage to say in public that he may have voted differently on the Deer Valley Library Project if he had known about the library cuts to elementary schools. Thank you, Mr. Kalinowski, for putting the issue on the agenda for reconsideration. I would also like to reply to Ms. Hiroshima’s comment. She stated, “Schools may choose to create ways for students to have access to libraries, but unfortunately without the support of a library technician.” One, note the use of “library technician.” Antioch students do not have certificated librarians in their libraries. (We are lucky to have many talented and hard-working technicians.) Two, it is hard to “create” library projects at my school since the library is locked and unavailable to teachers and students during the two weeks each month that the library technician

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slow down in California, and up to that time only 50 homes had been built. No permits have been pulled in the last school year, and probably won’t be for some time. So the numbers of students expected from the building of those homes have not come to our district, and at this point we don’t know when they will begin to come again with the lack of building. 3. As the economy worsened, the state continued to provide figures for our funding that showed we would be able to meet our commitments as of July, 2008. In October, the state began making huge cuts in funding, which so negatively affected our small district that it was projected we would not able to pay our bills for three years, 2008-09 through 2011. In December, additional cuts were announced, and the bottom dropped out of our budget. So with the loss of new students from transfers, no new students from the housing project, more students graduating

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is at another school. My students and I visit the library twice a month for 30 minutes (1 hour per month). This month, we will visit the library only once because the library technician was ill on the day of our first scheduled visit. With school holidays, parent-teacher conferences and other events that affect our schedules, we frequently lose one of our two monthly visits. Parents, please visit your child’s school and classroom. Find out what is really happening on a day-to-day basis. Ask any teacher; they will tell you the truth. Mr. Kalinowski, please know that in the next election you have my vote! Karen Vargas Antioch

City officials take pride, take action Editor: I am writing to thank the City of Oakley, and in particular Code Enforcement Officer Bob Downing and Council Member Jim Frazier. One of my neighbors was a victim of the financial crisis. When they moved out of their house, they left behind assorted household goods strewn about the front yard. They also left several months of household garbage piled up in their side yard, against our common fence. Unfortunately, the rats, flies, and other critters who have found this smorgasbord do not respect the property line. I called the City of Oakley to find out what can be done about this situation. I had a very pleasant conversation with Bob Downing. He expressed interest and concern, but explained that the City of Oakley has neither the manpower nor the financial resources to maintain abandoned houses. I completely understand the city’s position, and asked for guidance and direction.

from than coming in to Knightsen, and the huge cuts in education funding, the Knightsen School District finds itself in the position of going “bankrupt.” 4. When a school district finds itself in financial trouble, help is immediately provided by the County Office of Education. Our County Office of Education has done just that, providing assistance in adjusting and monitoring our finances and our budget. We are currently forced to lay off eight teachers and about seven instructional aides. We hope we can bring back some of our teachers, but with the lower enrollment and limited funding, we are not yet sure. 5. As the County Office of Education monitors us, and we continue to slide downward, a point will come, probably within the next three years, that a state trustee would be called in to take over the Knightsen School District. If that occurs, the state trustee see Merger page 19A

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Mr. Downing offered to look into it and get back to me, which he did. Mr. Downing was able to identify the owner of the property – a bank, with no contact information. But he didn’t stop there. He located the real estate company that plans to market the house. They confirmed that they will be cleaning the property and preparing it for sale in a couple of weeks. Bob Downing had even more good news. He told me that Council Member Jim Frazier had put a crew together to do some cleaning around the property while we waited for the real estate company to act. Sure enough, when I got home I saw that the household debris had been removed from the front yard, and the lawn had even been mowed. I bought my home in Oakley 30 years ago, and have watched it grow and develop. I have always known that Oakley is a special community. The fact that city staff and council heard my plea, and responded, is a prime example of the caring and pride that permeates the Oakley community. Thank you, Madam Mayor and City Council members for sustaining Oakley’s unique climate and making Oakley a place for families in the heart of the Delta. Linda Pennock Oakley

To a patriotic newspaper staff Editor: In these times it’s unusual to read all the good that has been done for our troops. It seems that we as citizens forget that these young men and women are our children. They are the ones who have stepped up to support our country; they are the ones who have signed a blank check to defend this great nation. I have brought home dozens upon

dozens of our service men and women, as well as participated in honoring our fallen. This local paper and its staff make it a point to come and write their stories and welcome them home. As an American Legion Rider and a Patriot Guard Rider, I say you are to be thanked. I just wish that more of our local organizations and groups would try to step up to the plate as the Press has. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting our troops and the Patriot Guard Riders. We (PGR/ALR,10,13) will continue to support, escort and stand for all our troops, as you have done. And a special Bravo Zulu to you, Rick. It’s an honor to know you. Fred “Spike” Schau Oakley

Trust the firsthand testimony Editor: I was at the recent Knightsen Town Advisory Council meeting when this woman from out of state (who just moved to the Lakes in Discovery Bay) had the nerve to insult our community by thinking we need an outsider slandering our local school superintendent, Vickey Rinehart. I regret not having responded that evening, but here I go: Perhaps it would be wiser to ask all of us who have had our children attend Knightsen School and seen firsthand the attention and devotion not only Vickey herself gives, but in the staff she and the board have chosen to educate our children. Our daughter attended Knightsen School from first to eighth grades so we know firsthand it is a wonderful place for children to have the opportunity to learn. Just like many other school districts, cities and states who are suffering financial woes, see Letters page 19A


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Main Street gets racy The rubber met the road at the newly re-configured racetrack on Main Street in Oakley. Racetrack? In Oakley? On Main Street? That’s right. Look no further than 3675 Main St., where Kit and Caboodle Hobbies owners Doug and Emily Statler just finished reworking the old dirt track that occupies the rear of the building. The entire rear of the shop has now been turned into a track and pit area able to accommodate up to about 50 racing mavens. The racing in question is, of course, radio-control model cars. They come in all shapes, sizes and classes. The 1/18th scale cars are known as “sliders,” similar to mini-sprints – wings and all – and “late model,” which resemble full-scale stock cars. The 1/10th scale has EDM (Eastern Dirt Modified), analogous to the stock class but with narrower bodies and open wheels. Another class, “legends,” look very much like the sedans of the ’30s and ’40s. Since this is an indoor track, all cars run on electric motors only. (Smoking is prohibited indoors, including around the track and indoor pit areas.) Built to last, the new facility is handicapped accessible, and its brand-new driver’s stand offers excellent visibility. The track itself boasts a 120-foot run line, 10-foot-wide straights and 11-foot-wide turns.

The dirt track behind the main store at Kit and Caboodle Hobbies, above, is a haven for the racing maven. Kit and Caboodle Hobbies owners Emily and Doug Statler, top right, take race registrations. A couple of the racers, bottom right, that do battle on Kit and Caboodle’s track are the 1/10th scale truck, foreground, and the 1/18th scale mini. Races are held every Friday at 7 p.m. Practice begins at 5 p.m.; sign-in at 6 p.m. The fee is $15 for the first car and class,; $5 for each additional car and class. Practice time is also available on Thursdays between 3 and 7 p.m. for a $5 fee. Racing hobbyists at Kit and Caboodle range from age 4 to retirees. For a starting-level, ready-to-run car kit, including batteries and charger, expect to pay around $200. The store

offers birthday party packages ranging from $175 to $200, depending on whether or not a hobby project is to be included. Party fees include race time, and youngsters (limit 12 per party) don’t need to own a model car – the shop keeps cars on hand for the purpose. Kit and Caboodle Hobbies is open Tuesday through Saturday. For further details, call 925-625-6000. – Contributed by Liz Elias

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Merger from page 16A will revoke the interdistrict transfers of 250 students and they will be forced to return to their home district. Then he/she will see we have only 250 students who live in our district, which is not enough to keep a district viable, and the school will be closed. Teachers will be out of work, and students will be directed to surrounding districts. 6. We know that this is not acceptable, so we have looked for another option to keep Knightsen School open. The only option is that we merge with another district, and we are talking to the Brentwood and Byron school districts about our needs. We invited the Oakley district to join in our conversations, but their superintendent declined. Therefore, the Knightsen, Byron and Brentwood district superintendents are working closely together to find a solution that will allow Knightsen to have its K-8 school remain open. If the Knightsen School District joined with Brentwood, we could. Our children and teachers would join a financially strong district with over 400 teachers and 8,200 students. Our teachers would maintain their seniority, be part of an excellent school system, receive an increase in salary and benefits, and probably never be faced with layoffs again in their professional careers. And our students could have options for attending other schools in Brentwood if they chose. 7. Brentwood would benefit from having our excellent teachers, students with strong test scores, and an increase in their funding for each child in their district after our two funding rates are merged. The three districts will continue to work together closely during the next school year. A final decision regarding a merger will take place by December, 2009, with an application being filed for a merger no later than January, 2010. If the merger proceeds through the process with the County Office of Education, hearings will be held in all communities involved. Following hearings, an election will be called so that all communities affected will be able to vote on the merger. This election would take place in November, 2010. If the merger passes, it would take effect in July, 2011. If the merger fails, Knightsen will just wait for the state trustee to be assigned to potentially dismantle our school and district. Our school board meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month (except during school breaks) beginning at 6:30 p.m. either in the M/U Room or the Science Room (Room 13). The board is grappling now with difficult budget decisions that will continue to be made through May. These decisions will involve the possible closing of Old River Elementary, cutting our music program, charging parents for sports participation, etc. We invite residents to attend any of these meetings and to ask questions they may have. Also, they should feel free to call me at any time with questions. My direct line is 925-626-3301. If they wish to speak to someone else regarding these issues, they may wish to contact Joseph Ovick, superintendent, Contra Costa County Office of Education, at 925-942-3432 or Ellen Elster, deputy superintendent for business services, at 925-942-3418.

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Sonic soirĂŠe a success Editor: On Friday, March 6, the Liberty High School Journalism held its second annual fundraising concert that hosted six bands. The concert ran from 5:30 to 10:30

p.m. and the following Liberty students played key roles in its smooth success: Corrine Allan, Winston Brown, Taylor Daugs, Evan Dean, Brenna Dillman, Brenda Duarte, Sarah Kellner, Karleigh Klingensmith-Craig, Soledad Lopez, Amanda Mathews, Jeremy Orkes, Kylie Painter, Hailey Parish, Alexandra Regalado, Cameron Spear and Kelsi Ward. These students formed four committees and worked together through every phase necessary to make this a successful event. They worked tirelessly, and walked away at the end of the evening with a great sense of empowerment and experience. We would like to thank many who made our event a success. In this rugged

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economy, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not every day someone or a group finds the means to give, but the following bands generously donated their time and efforts: Like Wise, Cab Defect, Something Phantom, Stigma 13, The Atom Age, and No Reception. In a word, these bands â&#x20AC;&#x153;rocked.â&#x20AC;? A gracious â&#x20AC;&#x153;thank youâ&#x20AC;? also goes to the City of Brentwood for allowing us the use of the Community Center as a host location. Funds generated from this event support the Liberty Journalismâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to produce and publish paper copies of our news publication, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Roar.â&#x20AC;? Thanks again to all of those who helped make this an evening to remember! Todd Airola Liberty High Journalism Advisor

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Bringing puppets to life The Persian tale “The Fox” will be presented by the PennyRoyal Puppet Theatre at the Oakley Library on Wednesday, March 18 at 4:30 p.m. The free program, open to children of all ages, is funded by First 5 Contra Costa, which has provided the library with a grant to present multicultural programs to young children. Winters resident Mary Lou Linvill is the founder of the PennyRoyal Puppet Theater, now considered one of the premier touring puppet companies in Northern California. The PennyRoyal Puppets have

Water from page 10A Sprinkler-system timers should be set to water lawns only as needed. However, since numerous factors affect the amount of water lawns need, setting the timers can be tricky. Residents must take soil composition and climate into account. Weather must also be factored in. To find the right balance, residents can call the city for a free water-use survey. Williford said residents can schedule a meeting by calling Brentwood Public Works at 925-516-6000, and she will come out to assess the landscape to determine the most effective watering regimen to best balance hydration and conservation. Brentwood is also participating in a pilot program involving weather-based irrigation controllers. These devices download weather information each evening to determine how much watering is required the following day,

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performed for hundreds of enthusiastic audiences in elementary schools and libraries as well as at art camps, festivals and San Francisco’s Ghirardelli Square. Linvill has created a puppet theater that is lively, funny and emotionally engaging. The Oakley Library is located in Freedom High School at 1050 Neroly Road. The library is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m.; Friday from 2 to 6 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed on Sundays and Mondays. For more information, call 925-625-2400.

and the sprinkler system is recalculated to release only enough water to efficiently hydrate the landscape as needed. For example, on a rainy day, the device will receive a directive to not water the lawn on the following day. On a dry day, the system will be instructed to water a little longer. The devices are available for free from the city, and the first year of service is paid for as part of the city’s study. After that, residents pay $48 per year to maintain the service. If the devices prove to help residents conserve water, the device might become a mandatory feature for new housing developments, said Ehlers. For a free irrigation device, call the Brentwood Public Works Department at 925-5166000. To report a water leak on city property, call the City of Brentwood at 925-516-5400. For more tips about what you can do to conserve water, visit www.h2ouse.org.


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Relay shines light on life

Congregation B’nai Torah Congregation B’nai Torah of Antioch (www.bnaitorah.50megs.com) invites you to “RUNNING FROM FATE: The Book of Jonah and the Psychology of Avoidance,” an interactive lecture by Dr. Josh Gressel (www.joshgressel.com). What does it mean to run from our fate? What can cause us to return to the path which is ordained for us? Sunday, March 29th, from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Somerset III Club House in Brentwood. Attendees must RSVP to Matt Cordova (650-759-6939 or mattjcord@comcast.net) by March 25th.

Part of the “Outreach in the Delta” series. Supported by a joint grant from the Jewish Community Federation of the Greater East Bay and The Jewish Community Foundation.

It’s the American Cancer Society’s signature activity; it offers everyone in our community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. We honor cancer survivors and their caregivers; we raise awareness regarding the services made available by the American Cancer Society to cancer patients (survivors) and their caregivers, cancer prevention and detection. Teams of individuals from all walks of life and age groups will camp out at a local high school and take turns walking or running around the track. Captains organize their team’s fundraising efforts prior to and during the event, making sure a representative from every team is on the track at all times. Relay For Life is a moving celebration of cancer survivorship. The event begins with a Survivors Lap, in which cancer survivors adorned in purple Tshirts, along with their caregivers, take a victory lap around the track. As day turns to night, a special candlelight ceremony, the Luminaria is held. The edges of the track are outlined with lighted Luminaria

bags that have been decorated by friends and family to honor cancer survivors and remember those we’ve lost to the disease. Our community is hosting two Relay For Life events this year, in Oakley on May 2 and 3, and in Brentwood on June 13 and 14. Both events need your help. How can you help? Glad you asked … Form a team or join and existing team. Invite a cancer survivor to join you at the event. Volunteer at one or both events. Become an event sponsor – perhaps your company name can be proudly displayed on event T-shirts and programs. Or donate. If you’re unable to participate or visit either event, but still want to help in the fight against cancer, you can do so by making a donation online at these Web sites: Oakley – www.relayforlife.org/oakleyca; Brentwood – www.relayforlife.org/ brentwoodca. No matter who you are, there’s a place for you at Relay. Have more questions? Call 800-227-2345 or visit www. cancer.org. Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back. – Contributed by Wanda Zimmerman


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Patriots finish best season ever Going gets by Kenny Lee

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Correspondent In the fall of 2004, Heritage Coach Pat Cruickshank assembled a group of young men for the very first year of Patriot basketball. The program was so new that the team was forced to meet outside because the gym was still under construction. Nevertheless, Cruickshank and longtime assistant Rich Castellanos demanded 100 percent from the very beginning, and assured players that their hard work would be rewarded down the road. Fast forward to 2009. In just the third year as a varsity program, the Patriots reached the semifinals of the North Coast Section playoffs and faced the top-seeded Hayward Farmers before a capacity crowd at Hayward High School on March 4. The Farmers, led by guard Davion Berry, are a senior-laden team whose experience, combined with participation in one of the toughest leagues in the NCS, proved to be the difference in the game. Hayward took an early 8-0 lead but managed only a single free throw the remainder of the period. A short jumper by Patriot sophomore center Justin Bunting and 15-footer by senior guard Jordan Knox were the only points Heritage scored in the quarter.

how proud I was of them, how special this has been. They are the first team in 25 years to advance this far from our town.

Coach Pat Cruickshank The Patriots got off to a fast start in the second quarter. They reeled off 11 points to the Farmers’ four on a run sparked by Knox and senior forward John Moffatt, overtaking Hayward by a margin of two. But the Farmers closed out the quarter with a 10-3 run, and led 28-21 at the half. Knox opened the third frame with a three-pointer from the right elbow, which gave the Patriot faithful a glimmer of hope. But it was quickly dashed when senior point guard Jimmy Enomoto went down with an injury. Hayward began to work the ball inside and outscored Hayward 16-10, taking a 13point lead into the final period. The fourth quarter started with teams trading baskets for their first three possessions. With a little more than three minutes to go, Knox penetrated the paint but was called for his fifth personal foul, ending his game with 17 points. From that point on, the Farmers steadily pulled away. Final

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The Heritage boys volleyball teams faced stiff competition on the road against Amador Valley on March 5, losing the varsity match 0-3 and the junior varsity contest 1-3. In the varsity game, Amador Valley boasted a complete roster of year-round players who were poised and confident and whose strong suit is consistency. The Patriots threw everything they had at the Dons, but it wasn’t enough. The JV game was a hard-fought match filled with exciting defensive plays. The Patriot service execution translated into a big win in the second game of the match. The team served a total of 56 times and committed only five service errors, a significant improvement over past performances. The varsity also had a tough time on the road March 2 against Monte Vista, losing 0-3, but the JV won 2-0. The varsity team has a wealth of talent still in the process of solidifying balance and consistency. The JVs played some inspired rallies, distributing the ball well on offense and handling everything Monte Vista threw at their defense. But service errors undermined their attempt at a comeback. – Contributed by Coach Bess Haldi


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A special group of girls from the Delta Youth Soccer League recently trained with a couple of the world’s best women soccer players: Brandi Chastain and Sisleide Lima do Amor, better known to the world as just “Sissi.” The training was made possibly by several DYSL Board members who were the winning bidders at a charity auction hosted by We Care Services for Children, a private nonprofit organization serving children with special needs in Contra Costa County. Sissi played on the Brazilian Women’s National Team in the World Cup as well as the Olympics. She also played

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DV wrestlers place The fifthgrade boys Immaculate Heart of Mary “American” basketball team dominated the competition in 2008-09, and looks back with satisfaction on a great season.

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Back-to-back champs The fifth-grade boys Immaculate Heart of Mary “American” basketball team finished the season on top for the second year in a row. An overtime victory against Good Shepherd in the final playoff game sealed the top seed in the Diablo East region and once again sent the Americans to the Oakland diocesan competition. Although they lost in the first round of

that tournament, the team played hard and enjoyed a great season. The team is led by head coach Lee Hancock. Assistant coaches are Aaron Fountain, Larry Wallace and Tim Ruff. Players are Chandler Hancock, Mason Fountain, Marcus Wallace, Kyle Ruff, Onye Uhenacho, Devon Hammond, Isiah Clement and Alex Ramirez. – Contributed by Trina Wallace

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everal Deer Valley High wrestlers placed at the recent North Coast Section tournament. Mykel-Lynn Malone came in second in the girls division at 98 pounds. In the boys division, Shawn Gonzalez took fifth at 119, Ace Pittman eighth at 215, and Pierre Prevot upset eighthseeded Joey Ramirez of De LaSalle High in the opening round. In the boys BVAL championship at Liberty High the week before the NCS playoffs, Prevot claimed third place at 114 pounds, Gonzalez second at 119, DeAndre Smith second at 125, Erik Dwyer fourth at 160, Philip Farmer first at 171, Chris Madrigal third at 189, Pittman first at 215 and Joseph Malolo first at 285. Shown in the photo, back row from left: Malolo, Madrigal, Pittman and Dwyer; front row: Gonzalez, Malone and Smith.

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Bronzing buffs submit to the brush by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer Just when you thought there was nothing new under the sun, along comes airbrush tanning, the latest and greatest alternative to sunburns, streaky lotions and bronzing booths. Discovery Bay resident Tara Worthy has taken the quest for sun-kissed perfection and raised it a notch with her mobile tanning business, Tropical Tan Airbrush. Servicing all of East County and available for individuals as well as parties and groups, Worthy’s mobile tanner offers privacy and convenience. The only thing customers are missing from an airbrushed tan, swears Worthy, are harmful UV rays and an increased risk of skin cancer. “I’m a breast cancer survivor, so I’m at risk for the sun, but I love the look of a tan,” said Worthy, a former sun worshipper and tanning booth junkie. “So I thought, ‘How can I get the same results without the exposure to the sun?’” The answer is in the tanning formula comprised largely of dihydroxyacetone, a sugarcane-based derivative that pulls the amino acids in your skin up to the surface, allowing for a more even and natural looking color. FDA approved, the solu-

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help restore and lower blood sugar? Diabetes Lie #3 – Your pancreas is the only reason for diabetes. Wow! The biggest lie of all! Your blood sugar is regulated by four different organs. NOT just your pancreas. Which brings me to Diabetes Lie #4 – Your doctor did the most complete and thorough assessment of your condition before sentencing you to a life of drugs. Now, I don’t want you to get the wrong idea. I am not saying your doctor is not smart or doesn’t care. I am probably right in saying they do care BUT I’m just saying the assessment that is standard for medical physicians is exactly what you got…Blood test showing high blood sugar = you need diabetes drugs. That is exactly how they are expected to treat you or else they may get some heat or risk liability because they aren’t doing it like all the other doctors. Diabetes Lie #5 – You can take some miracle natural remedy you saw on some infomercial and cure your diabetes. This one always cracks me up. Yeah, you know you’ve heard ‘em “new miracle supplement to help reduce your blood sugar”. Yeah, like it’s that simple! I wish. Remember, I said there are four organs in your body responsible for helping maintain your blood sugar balance. Each one of these organs needs to be evaluated for function NOT just your pancreas. So why am I telling you all this? I just can’t stand back and watch victim after victim suffering with this debilitating and scary disease anymore. I have been helping patients just like you balance their body chemistry by doing a COMPLETE and thorough assessment of their organ FUNCTION and helping them balance them with natural botanicals and compounds studied and proven to be effective. This

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Freedom from page 1B adding another three in the fifth. These fireworks were more on the order of bloops than blasts, however – combining singles with aggressive base running. Jose Reyes scored first after singling, stealing second and going home on Jeremy Maniz’s single. Maniz advanced on Andrew Soto’s single and scored on Jordan Alexander’s single. After two more runs were in, Logan’s coach pulled his pitcher. More aggressive base running in the fifth inning accounted for Freedom’s fifth run. Soto hit a grounder to third but slid into first, eluding the tag on a high throw. A balk put him on second. Alexander duplicated Soto’s grounder to third followed by a wild throw to put men on first and third. Then Alexander took off for second and Soto waltzed across home plate on the throw to second. Tyler Buchanan’s double knocked in Alexander, and Buchanan scored after stealing third and coming home on a wild throw that attempted to prevent the theft. Meanwhile Wardell had settled down, started placing his fastball and began striking out Logan batters while getting others to pop up or ground out.

Revenge from page 1B “Dee-Fence!” in rhythm to the pounding drums of the marching band’s percussion section. When the half ended with Deer Valley on top 27-17, many gave the Wolverine girls a standing ovation. The rest of the game was anticlimactic. Deer Valley never allowed Berkeley to get back in the game, maintaining a sevento-14-point cushion throughout the second half. By the end it was just a matter of the Wolverines making their free throws. As the final seconds ticked down, the drummers began pounding and the fans were on their feet, many of them dancing, some of them singing, “Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye.” As the final buzzer signaled Deer Valley’s 62-50 victory, the court became bedlam – fans celebrated, the team and coaches posed for pictures, gave media interviews and exchanged hugs and high fives. “My players did the job,” said jubilant

Bronzing from page 7B he hated feet, even his own.” Worthy will travel for one customer or 20, “But it’s up to them what kind of (tan) lines they want or don’t want.” The tanning formula is applied with an airbrush gun to create an overall even look. Worthy’s system involves starting with the back and spraying from top to bottom, then moving to the front and sides. She also contours the arms, making sure the tan is applied as it would look if naturally achieved from the sun. Worthy supplies hair nets and cloth booties for her clients, and also arrives with a private, pop-up tent for convenience and cleanliness. The biggest rule of thumb to achieving an even glow, she said, is to exfoliate your skin and remove all makeup prior to your tanning appointment. The process takes about 10 to 15

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With a 7-0 lead heading into the seventh and final inning, the game looked like a fait accompli. But Freedom manager Gary Alexander brought in Ryan Petrangelo to close out the game and things got interesting – perhaps a bit too interesting for Freedom fans. Several walks – including one in which Petrangelo walked in a run – and fielding miscues led to Logan putting three runs on the board and sending their No. 3 batter, Aaron Hernandez, to the plate with the bases loaded, two outs and the potential to tie it up with one swing. But Hernandez grounded out to end the game and provide Freedom with its third win of the season against one loss. “I thought it went real well,” said Alexander. “Billy struggled and had a little nerves in the beginning, pitching-wise. But he settled in and was pretty much unhittable after that. It was good to get a lot of different people playing time.” When asked how his team is shaping up this season, he said, “I think we look alright. It’s hard with this rain to get a good gauge, but now that we have some sunshine we will get some consistent practices in and get into the groove.”

Deer Valley Coach Lindsay Wisely in an understatement. “They deserve all of the credit. Having two of the best players in the Bay Valley League makes it easier. We just have a great team, a team that never cared for stats or personal (aggrandizement). It’s just been gritty and playing defense. They really came together tonight and made a contribution. I couldn’t be happier with the way my players have played.” Allard finished with 19 points and seven rebounds while Azlin scored 11 points and Saindon 10. To see some video highlights of the game go online to thepress.net. The victory put Deer Valley once again in the NCS Championship game, this time against Monte Vista. Unfortunately, the Wolverines lost 57-40. But their playoff run continued in the NorCal competition, beating San BenitoHollister 42-33 Tuesday night. They played Kennedy Thursday night, the results of which were not available at press time.

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Students exhibit art at Lynn House The Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch will host the fourth annual Art4Schools Student Art Exhibit at the Rivertown District’s Lynn House Gallery beginning in March. The Art4Schools program is sponsored by a Keller Canyon Mitigation Grant provided by the City of Antioch and Contra Costa County District V Supervisor Federal Glover. This year’s exhibit, Cultivating Young Talent 2009, showcases artworks from eight schools. The first exhibit features student works from Antioch, Deer

Valley and Dozier Libby high schools. The high school exhibit runs from March 18 to 28 and features a free reception on the 18th from 4-7 p.m. Additional schools will be showcasing their works through May 9. For more information and a complete schedule, visit www.art4antioch.org or call 925-779-7018. The Lynn House Gallery, located at 809 W. First St. in Antioch’s Rivertown District, is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays during exhibits from noon to 5 p.m. – Contributed by Diane Gibson-Gray

Concert vendors sought The City of Brentwood is seeking five vendors interested in selling food and beverage items at the Starry Nights in Brentwood Summer Concert Series in City Park. The city is selecting three food, one coffee/dessert, and one beverage vendor for the entire series. The vendor must be able to commit to all nine dates in the series: June 12, June 19, June 26, July 17, July 31, and Aug. 7, all from 6 to 9 p.m. Certain requirements must be met for an establishment to be selected for the event, including but not limited to:

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000540-00 The name of the business (es): Platinum Asset Management Group Located at: 2010 Crow Canton Place, Suite 100 In: San Ramon, CA 94583 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Elizabeth Louise Lamb 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: Elizabeth Louise Lamb This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 26, 2009 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: January 26, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000851-00 The name of the business (es): ADDA BEAR CONCESSIONS Located at: 3824 Washington Street In: Byron, CA 94514 Mailing: P.O. Box 614, Byron, CA 94514 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Warner Joseph Dean, 3824 Washington Street, 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: N/A. Signature of registrant: Joseph Warner This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 5, 2009 By: Jack R. Vincak, Deputy Expires: February 5, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001310-00 The name of the business (es): All Dolled Up Located at: 4016 Capstan Place In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Deborah Doll, 4016 Capstan Place, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/ A. Signature of registrant: Deborah Doll This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 24, 2009 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: February 24, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001008-00 The name of the business (es): Enderlin Enterprises Located at: 64 Haystack Court In: Brentwood, CA94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Justin Enderlin, 64 Haystack Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 2/11/09. Signature of registrant: Justin Enderlin This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 11, 2009 By: M. Oliver, Deputy Expires: Justin Enderlin Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001257-00 The name of the business (es): Mobile Avian Surgical Services Located at: 3805 Main Street, Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): AVNVET, INC., 3805 Main Street, Oakley, CA 94561. 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: Brian L. Speer, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 20, 2009 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: February 20, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001365-00 The name of the business (es): Alicia Holder Photography Located at: 307 Pondlilly Lane In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Alicia Maria Holder, 307 Pondlilly Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 2/25/09. Signature of registrant: Alicia Holder This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 25, 2009 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: February 25, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000959-00 The name of the business (es): GABBY’S GRIND Located at: 729 First Street, Suite C In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Alice Castillo, 565 Mendota Street, Brentwood, CA 94513 This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 2/10/09. Signature of registrant: Alice Castillo This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 10, 2009 By: M. Oliver, Deputy Expires: February 10, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001146-00 The name of the business (es): YOUNIVERSOUL HEALTH & WELLNESS Located at: 3333 VINCENT ROAD, PLEASANT HILL, CA 94523 Mailing: P.O. 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This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 2/11/04. Signature of registrant: Adele Cox This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 18, 2009 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: February 18, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001156-00 The name of the business (es): Red Door Dance Studio Located at: 817 First Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Antonia B. Todd, 1842 Pheasant Runn Terrace, 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: Antonia B. Todd This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 18, 2009 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: February 18, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001620-00 The name of the business (es): Discovery Bay Studios Located at: 1854 Seal Way In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Stacey Chance and Kelly Chance. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 3/6/09. Signature of registrant: Stacey Chance This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 6, 2009 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: March 6, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 2009 NAME CHANGE NOTICE PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Bryan Vincent Beauchamp, 1275 Central Boulevard, #241B, Brentwood, CA 94513 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Bryan V. Beauchamp FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-0109 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Bryan Vincent filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Bryan Vincent Beauchamp (AKA) Bryan Vincent Broussard (AKA) Brian Vincent Beauchamp to Proposed Name: Bryan Vincent Broussard 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 3/24/09 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: January 26, 2009 Judith A. 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Signature of registrant: Debra Hergenroether This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 17, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: February 17, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001410-00 The name of the business (es): REALTY WORLD DELTA COUNTRY Located at: 13530 BYRON HIGHWAY In: BYRON, CA 94514 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): DELTA COUNTRY ENTERPRISES, INC., 13530 BYRON HIGHWAY, BYRON, CA 94514. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/2/04. Signature of registrant: Richard Pontes President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 26, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: February 26, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001534-00 The name of the business (es): Community Preservation Group; CPG Located at: 1112 Teal Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Loyd Phillips, 1112 Teal Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 3/4/09. Signature of registrant: Loyd Phillips This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March

4, 2009 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: March 4, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 2009 NAME CHANGE NOTICE PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Saruchi Khera, 9876 Del Mar Drive, San Ramon, CA 94583 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Saruchi Khera FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-0303 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Saruchi Khera filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Saruchi Khera to Proposed Name: Saruchi Chalana 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/28/09 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: March 3, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 2009 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control,1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: February 27, 2009 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: GARCIA BLANCA CELIA GARCIA DANIEL The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 3850 BALFOUR ROAD SUITE Q BRENTWOOD, CA 94513-1661 Type of license(s) Applied for: 41-ON-SALE BEER AND WINEEATING PLACE Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date(s): March 13, 20, 27, 2009 NAME CHANGE NOTICE PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Long Wang, 5900 Alameda Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Long Wang FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-0293 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Long Wang filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Long Wang to Proposed Name: Reima Yang 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/24/09 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: February 24, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2009 NAME CHANGE NOTICE PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: PATRICIA CONTRERAS PACHECO, 434 Collins Street, Brentwood, CA 94513 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Patricia Contreras Pacheco on behalf of Jose Mario Contreras FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-0252 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Patricia C. Pacheco filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Jose Mario Contreras to Proposed Name: Mario Contreras Pacheco 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/21/09 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS a. Notice to biological father is waived by order of the court. Date: February 23, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-198091-CL Loan # 0124347352 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/8/2007. 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 na-

tional 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): ILEANA PATRICIA LOPEZ, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 1/17/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0014674- 00 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/- 26/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $671,030.98 The purported property address is: 809 PRARIE ROSE WAY BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessors Parcel No. 013-380- 095-3 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. Date: 2/26/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3010741 03/- 06/2009, 03/13/2009, 03/20/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 2009

do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 07/- 30/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW-88 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3019880 03/13/2009, 03/- 20/2009, 03/27/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 13, 20, 27, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0083947 Title Order No. 08-8311069 Investor/Insurer No. 090217973 APN No. 017-600- 0032 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/18/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: LUZ Z TRIGOSO, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 02/18/2005 and recorded 02/25/- 05, as Instrument No. 2005- 0063941-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 04/02/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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: 1329 DOWNIE POINT DR, BRENTWOOD, CA, 945131870. 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 $653,574.29. 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/- 12/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3021276 03/13/2009, 03/- 20/2009, 03/27/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 13, 20, 27, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 06-0029592 Title Order No. 068-233971 Investor/Insurer No. 2031971 APN No. 013-290- 061-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/26/2005. 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: GREGORY W WEBB AND DARIA L WEBB, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 01/26/2005 and recorded 02/01/05, as Instrument No. 20050036793-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/26/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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: 6763 ALLEN COURT,

BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $516,761.91. 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/- 22/2007 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW88 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# 3012269 03/06/2009, 03/13/2009, 03/20/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0113914 Title Order No. 08-8460930 Investor/Insurer No. 131340815 APN No. 034-460- 024-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/19/2006. 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, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: VISOTH SAING AND SEREY TRAN HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP, dated 09/19/- 2006 and recorded 09/29/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0310044-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 04/- 03/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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: 117 COPPER KNOLL 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 $616,134.36. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 03/- 13/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-0194 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3002057 03/13/2009, 03/20/2009, 03/27/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 13, 20, 27, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. FD-113910-C Loan No. 0325984375 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/30/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or fed-

eral credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: JAYRALD RATUITA, a single man Recorded 10/10/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0320302-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:3/27/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 3619 CLAYBURN RD ANTIOCH, CA 94509 APN #: 071-181-006 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $435,933.05, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. ETS Services, LLC Date: 2/24/2009 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3006524 03/- 06/2009, 03/13/2009, 03/20/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0113205 Title Order No. 08-8454185 Investor/Insurer No. 150346083 APN No. 037-480- 069-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/21/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: MIGUEL A GARCIA, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 09/21/2006 and recorded 09/22/06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0300795-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 04/03/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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: 10 DOWITCHER 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 $387,088.73. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 03/- 10/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3001699 03/13/2009, 03/- 20/2009, 03/27/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 13, 20, 27, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001046-00 The name of the business (es): Mike’s Beef ‘n’ Brew Located at: 2083 and 2085 Main Street In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Mike Fagan and Vicky Fagan, 1608 Dupre 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: N/A. Signature of registrant: Mike Fagan This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 12, 2009 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: February 12, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0039287 Title Order No. 08-8158127 Investor/Insurer No. APN No. 019-700-022-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/21/- 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: C DENISE STEWART, AND CHARLES F STEWART, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 09/21/2006 and recorded 09/29/06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0309536-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 04/02/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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: 1425 HILLSBOROUGH BOULEVARD, BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $874,682.77. 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


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0085905 Title Order No. 08-8-316649 Investor/Insurer No. 171281012 APN No. 018-520- 001-1. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/27/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: AAMIR I SIDDIQUI, VEENA RAJA, HUSBAND AND WIFE, dated 06/- 27/2007 and recorded 07/13/07, as Instrument No. 2007-0202671- 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/- 02/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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: 1200 SARATOGA PLACE, BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $691,483.00. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 11/- 12/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3021288 03/13/2009, 03/- 20/2009, 03/27/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 13, 20, 27, 2009 Notice of Public Hearing on the Water Shortage Emergency in Diablo Water District A public hearing will be held by the Board of Directors of Diablo Water District at 7:30 p.m. on March 25, 2009, at the office of the District at 2107 Main Street, Oakley, California on whether the Board shall find and determine that the ordinary demands and requirements of its water consumers cannot be satisfied without depleting the District’ s water supply to the extent that there would be insufficient water during the current drought for human consumption, sanitation and fire protection. If the Board so finds, it may declare pursuant to Section 350 of the California Water Code, a water shortage emergency condition to prevail during the period of the drought within the area served by the District and the Board may adopt regulations restricting the water service provided by the District. At the hearing anyone present shall have an opportunity to be heard to protest against the declaration and to present their respective needs to the Board. March 9, 2009 DIABLO WATER DISTRICT Mike Yeraka, Secretary Oakley Press No: 03-0477 Publish Date: March 13, 2009 SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: MICHAEL ACKERMAN-TA; MELISSA Y. NGUYEN; and DOES 1 through 20, inclusive YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: ANACAPA WALK CORPORATION, a California nonprofit, mutual benefit corporation CASE NUMBER: 562008- 00323573-CL-CL-VTA You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/- selfhelp) your county law library or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you maylose the case by default and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from

the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org) the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/- selfhelp) or by contacting your local court or county bar association. CASE NUMBER: 562008- 00323573-CL-CL-VTA The name and address of the court is: SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF VENTURA, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’ s attorney, or the plaintiff without an attorney, is: Scott A. Hunter, Attorney at Law, 1000 Paseo Camarillo, Suite 126, Camarillo, CA 93010 DATE: July 24, 2008 Clerk, by: V. Pons, Deputy NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Published: February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-169844-C Loan No. 0359493268 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/22/2007. 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. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: JAGIR SINGH, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded 3/6/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0066537 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:3/- 20/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 195 DOUGLAS ROAD OAKLEY, California 94561-0000 APN #: 033070-055-0 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $457,800.80, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Date: 2/- 19/2009 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Digna Del Fonso, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 2992370 02/- 27/2009, 03/06/2009, 03/13/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 27, March 6, 13, 2009 CITATION TO APPEAR ARTURO ESPINOZA, 956 Almaden Circle, Oakley, CA 94561 IN PRO-PER Denise L. Reposa, Prepared by Denise Family Law and Divorce Document Assistance, 1215 Pine Street, Martinez, CA 94553 L.D.A. - C.C. CTY 925-229-5460 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 751 PINE STREET, MARTINEZ, CA 94553 In the Matter of the Petition of: ARTURO ESPINOZA On Behalf of: VANESSA MARIA MERLOS,A Minor CASE NUMBER: A09-00004 CITACION TO APPEAR The People of the State of California To:CARLOS ALBERTO MERLOS By order of this court you are hereby cited to appear before the judge presiding in Department 22 of this court on March 17, 2009 at 1:30 p.m., then and there to show cause, if any you have, why VANESSA MARIA MERLOS, a minor, should not be declared free from your parental control according to the petition on file herein to free the minor for adoption. The address of the court is: 751 Pine Street, Martinez, CA 94553 The following information concerns rights and procedures that relate to this proceeding for the termination of custody and control of VANESSA MARIA MERLOS, as set forth in Section 237.5 of the Civil Code. 1. At the beginning of the proceeding, the court will consider whether or not the interests of VANESSA MARIA MERLOS require the appointment of counsel. If the court finds that the interests of VANESSA MARIA MERLOS do require such protection, the court will appoint councel to represent him, whether or not she is able to afford counsel. VANESSA MARIA MERLOS will not be present in court unless he so requests or the court so orders. 2. If a parent of VANESSA MARIA MERLOS appears without counsel and is unable to afford counsel, the court must appoint counsel for the parent, unless the parent knowingly and intelligently waives the right to be represented by counsel. The court will not appoint the same counsel to represent both VANESSA MARIA MERLOS and her parent. 3. The court may appoint either the public defender of private counsel. If private counsel is appointed, he or she will receive a reasonable sum for compensation and expenses, the

amount of which will be determined by the court. That amount must be paid by the real parties in interest, but not be the minor, in such proportions as the court beleives to be just. If, however, the court finds that any of the real parties in interest cannot afford counsel, the amount will be paid by the county. 4. The court may continue the proceeding for not more than 30 days as necessary to appoint counsel and to enable counsel to become acquainted with the case. DATED: January 21, 2009 By: C. Gray, Deputy Clerk Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-171343-C Loan No. 7441083847 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/9/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: OBY NWANNE, UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded 12/16/2005 as Instrument No. 20050482933 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:3/27/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 300 ROBERT STREET ANTIOCH, California 94509 APN #: 071-092- 005-9 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $455,281.22, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. ETS Services, LLC Date: 2/27/2009 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 2997514 03/- 06/2009, 03/13/2009, 03/20/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-162151-C Loan No. 0713262582 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/1/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: EDGARD PINEDA AND MARTA PINEDA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded 3/8/2007 as Instrument No. 20070068827-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:3/27/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 5463 FIELD BROOK COURT ANTIOCH, California 94531-0000 APN #: 055430-022-8 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $685,408.09, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. ETS Services, LLC Date: 2/25/2009 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3009184 03/- 06/2009, 03/13/2009, 03/20/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-153679-C Loan No. 0713257148 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/15/2007. 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. A public auction sale

to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: FELICIA M. MAYFIELD, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded 2/22/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0052728 in Book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 3/20/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 2516 ROCA STREET ANTIOCH, California 94509-0000 APN #: 051-332-001 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $447,152.26, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Date: 2/- 23/2009 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 2995524 02/- 27/2009, 03/06/2009, 03/13/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: February 27, March 6, 13, 2009

in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state), at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main & Court Streets), 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California described as: 4895 SNOWY EGRET WAY, OAKLEY, CA 94561 The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $440,085.35 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Requirements of SB1137 have been met pursuant to the Notice of Sale Declaration of record. DATE: March 6, 2009 Elaine Malone Assistant Secretary & Assistant Vice President Aztec Foreclosure Corporation c/o 3350 Country Club Dr., Suite 202 Cameron Park, CA 95682 Phone: (800) 731-0850 or (602) 222-5711 Fax: (847)627-8803 For Trustee’s Sale Information Call 714-730- 2727 www.fidelityasap.com ASAP# 3020776 03/13/2009, 03/- 20/2009, 03/27/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 13, 20, 27, 2009

agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3006745 03/- 13/2009, 03/20/2009, 03/27/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 13, 20, 27, 2009

fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3019151 03/13/2009, 03/- 20/2009, 03/27/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 13, 20, 27, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 1182324-10 LOAN NO: XXXXXX5259 APN: 033-410-039-3 TRA: REF: GRANADOS, FRANCISCO RAD IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED March 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 On March 26, 2009, at 10:00am, CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded March 27, 2007, as Inst. No. 2007- 0087865-00, in book - , page - , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: FRANCISCO GRANADOS AND CLAUDIA GRANADOS 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, (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET) MARTINEZ CALIFORNIA all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: 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: 105 KINGS CANYON 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: $426,756.28. 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 (714)259- 7850 CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION 525 EAST MAIN STREET P.O. BOX 22004 EL CAJON CA 92022-9004 Dated: March 06, 2009 By: S/- AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE Authorized Signature ASAP# 2997111 03/06/2009, 03/13/2009, 03/20/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FileF-0001608-00 The name of the business (es): Reckless Riders Clothing; Reckless Riders; Reckless Clothing Co. Located at: 22 West Cypress Place In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Anthony B. Kohler, 22 West Cypress Place, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Anthony B. Kohler This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 5, 2009 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: March 5, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000791-00 The name of the business (es): First Place Dentistry Located at: 2225 Buchanan Road, Suite E In: Antioch, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Amita K. Suvarna PC, 1793 Romulus Place, 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: 10/17/08. Signature of registrant: Amita K. Suvarna DDS, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 4, 2009 By: Mike Oliver, Deputy Expires: February 4, 2014 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish: February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-120825-C Loan No. 0021950787 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/19/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: JOSE RAMOS, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded 11/2/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0425263-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:4/3/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 600 CATS EYE COURT ANTIOCH, CA 94509 APN #: 068-640-009-4 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $551,577.92, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. ETS Services, LLC Date: 3/3/2009 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-7302727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3016193 03/13/2009, 03/20/2009, 03/27/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: March 13, 20, 27, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 08-505920 BFB; Title Order No. 080096571- CA-DCI; APN 037480 093 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/05/- 06. 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 04/02/- 09 at 10:00 a.m., Aztec Foreclosure Corporation as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 12/12/06 in Instrument No. 2006-0395664-00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: Jorge Magana and Alma Magana, Husband and Wife, as Trustor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for HSBC Bank USA, N. A., as Trustee on behalf of ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust and for the registered holders of ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust, Series 2007-HE4, Asset Backed Pass- Through Certificates, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-212114-PJ Loan # 3061450288 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/10/2006. 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. 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): MOHAMED A KHAN AND MARLO KHAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 10/18/2006 as Instrument No. 20060330302-00 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/2/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $414,959.99 The purported property address is: 1254 FETZER LN OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037- 420-019 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. Date: 3/12/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 228476CA Loan No. 3013087758 Title Order No. 602000403 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 01/08/2007. 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 04/02/- 2009 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 01/17/2007, Book , Page , Instrument 2007-0014768-00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: DAWN A DAUGHDRILL AND, BENJAMEN A DAUGHDRILL, WIFE AND HUSBAND, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: PARCEL ONE: PORTION OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 2 EAST, MOUNT DIABLO BASE AND MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED AS PARCEL ONE IN THE DEED TO HUBERT D. TROST, ET UX, RECORDED FEBRUARY 10, 1956, BOOK 2705, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 478; THENCE FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING NORTH ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID TROST PARCEL, 264 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF THE PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED AS PARCEL ONE IN THE DEED TO BLANCHE CARR, RECORDED SEPTEMBER 14, 1956, BOOK 2842, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 563; THENCE EAST ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE, 165 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID TROST PARCEL; THENCE SOUTH ALONG SAID EAST LINE, 264 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID TROST PARCEL; THENCE WEST ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE, 165 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. EXCEPTING FROM PARCEL ONE: ‘’ALL MINERAL INTEREST, OILS AND NATURAL GAS, WITH ALL RIGHT OF WAY, RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES’’ AS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM GLADA LUELLA JOHNSON, ET VIR, RECORDED MAY 18, 1953, BOOK 2125, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 231. PARCEL TWO: RIGHT OF WAY GRANTED IN THE DEED TO DOUGLAS N. GRIFFIN, ET AL, RECORDED APRIL 8, 1958, BOOK 3145, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 201, AS FOLLOWS: ‘’A RIGHT OF WAY (NOT TO BE EXCLUSIVE) AS AN APPURTENANCE TO PARCEL ONE ABOVE, FOR USE AS A ROADWAY FOR VEHICLES OF ALL KINDS, PEDESTRIANS AND ANIMALS, FOR WATER, GAS, OIL AND SEWER PIPE LINES, AND FOR TELEPHONE, ELECTRIC LIGHT AND POWER LINES, TOGETHER WITH THE NECESSARY POLES OR CONDUITS OVER THE ENTIRE STRIP OF LAND DESCRIBED IN PARCEL TWO IN THE DEED FROM RALPH TROST, ET UX, TO HUBERT D. TROST, ET UX, RECORDED FEBRUARY 10, 1956 IN VOLUME 2705 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS, AT PAGE 478. EXCEPTING FROM PARCEL TWO: THAT PORTION THEREOF LYING WITHIN PARCEL ONE ABOVE.’’ Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $897,652.73 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 3720 HOLMES ROAD OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 034080- 011 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 03-11-2009 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259- 7850 or www.


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 427950CA Loan No. 0729502849 Title Order No. 602112559 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09/01/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03/26/- 2009 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 09/22/2006, Book -, Page -, Instrument 2006-0300313- 00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: SEAN DAVIES AND AMBER SHINODA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 65, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 4759, FILED NOVEMBER 8, 1978, IN BOOK 219, OF MAPS AT PAGE 6, CONTRA COSTA RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM 1/2 OF ALL OIL, GAS AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND SUBSTANCES AND ALL OTHER MINERAL AND ASSOCIATED SUBSTANCES WHICH ARE AT OR BELOW A DEPTH OF 500 FEET FROM THE SURFACE THEREFROM, WITHOUT ANY RIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY, AS GRANTED IN THE DEED TO MARY FERNANDEZ BY QUITCLAIM DEED RECORDED MARCH 2, 1978, IN BOOK 8730, PAGE 314, OFFICIAL RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $365,650.39 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 992 ALMOND DRIVE OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 035-353-011 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 03- 02-2009 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 or www. fidelityasap.com (714) 573- 1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3004292 03/06/2009, 03/- 13/2009, 03/20/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 2009

interest conveyed to and now held by it as such Trustee, in and to the following described property situated in the aforesaid County and State, towit: TAX PARCEL NC. 041-050-027-6- 01 From information which the Trustee deems reliable, but for which Trustee makes no representation or warranty, the street address or other common designation of the above described property is purported to be 4528 LARIAT LANE, OAKLEY, CA 94561. Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including fees and expenses of sale. The total amount of the unpaid principal balance, interest thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is $1,013,218.28. Dated: 3/4/2009 REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Trustee MELISSA HJORTEN, ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT Agent for Trustee: AGENCY SALES AND POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 Telephone Number: (800) 542-2550 Sale Information: (714) 730-2727 or http://- www.rtrustee. com ASAP# 3006045 03/06/2009, 03/13/- 2009, 03/20/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0036761 Title Order No. 08-8150831 Investor/Insurer No. APN No. 055-110-076-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/15/- 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: FABIO GARCIA, A SINGLE MAN, dated 12/15/2006 and recorded 12/29/- 06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0416448-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/19/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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: 2305 ANTLER COURT, ANTIOCH, CA, 94531. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $553,468.17. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 07/- 26/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW-88 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3005371 02/27/2009, 03/- 06/2009, 03/13/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: February 27, March 6, 13, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-189524-SH Loan # 0021504816 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/17/2006. 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): RYAN HUMPHREY, A SINGLE MAN Recorded: 2/24/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0057733-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/- 19/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $493,394.73 The purported property address is: 931 JORDAN CT OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037- 460-019-5 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. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5 ( c), the beneficiary or authorized agent declares as follows: 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: 2/19/- 2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3001519 02/- 27/2009, 03/06/2009, 03/13/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 27, March 6, 13, 2009

discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 2998281 03/- 06/2009, 03/13/2009, 03/20/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-214540-JB Loan # 40212078 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/25/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE 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): MOURAD SOLIMAN AND SAMIA SOLIMAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 8/1/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0242335-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/19/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $350,988.53 The purported property address is: 4631 Bayside Wy Oakley, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 035-730024 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. Date: 2/25/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: (800) 247- 9727 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 2990444 02/27/2009, 03/06/- 2009, 03/13/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 27, March 6, 13, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-217272-PJ Loan # 0031696776 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/2/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as pro-

vided 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): JORGE REYES, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPERATE PROPERTY Recorded: 10/4/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0379278-00 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/- 26/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $284,395.93 The purported property address is: 5307 SUNRISE MEADOWS LANE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037-280076 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. Date: 3/3/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 2998333 03/- 06/2009, 03/13/2009, 03/20/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 2009

(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# 3004747 02/27/2009, 03/06/- 2009, 03/13/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: February 27, March 6, 13, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0019843 Title Order No. 08-8092070 Investor/Insurer No. APN No. 072-340-044-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/01/- 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: EULALIO A TAYAMEM, AND ROSA TAYAMEM, dated 12/01/2005 and recorded 12/09/05, as Instrument No. 20050473743-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/26/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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: 4718 CACHE PEAK DRIVE, ANTIOCH, CA, 94509. 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 $660,067.10. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/- 03/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW-88 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3014122 03/06/2009, 03/- 13/2009, 03/20/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-218327-PJ Loan # 3061321091 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/25/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE 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): JOEL MESINA and ALICIA MESINA, husband and wife Recorded: 1/31/- 2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0032388-00 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/- 26/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $434,649.10 The purported property address is: 2130 CHICORY DR OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 041- 130-018 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. Date: 3/6/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3000084 03/- 06/2009, 03/13/2009, 03/20/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0046580 Title Order No. 08-8176142 Investor/Insurer No. APN No. 056-380-017-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/22/- 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: TEDRIC RODRIGUEZ AND BRITA YBANEZ RODRIGUEZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 09/22/2006 and recorded 09/29/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0309657-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/26/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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: 5549 MCFARLAN RANCH DRIVE, ANTIOCH, CA, 94531. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $492,889.84. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/- 07/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW-88 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3016006 03/06/2009, 03/- 13/2009, 03/20/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. 05-FMG- 61745 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/24/2007. 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 27, 2009, at 10:00 AM, AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREET, in the City of MARTINEZ, County of CONTRA COSTA, State of CALIFORNIA, REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by JEFF S. YEE AND JOYCE R. YEE, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustors, recorded on 8/2/2007, as Instrument No. 20070222644-00, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, or cashier’s check (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States) without warranty express or implied as to title, use, possession or encumbrances, all right, title and

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-210338-CH Loan # 51527022 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/12/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): NELSON PLEITEZ AND MIKA PLEITEZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 5/25/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0165546 in book - , page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/- 26/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $423,276.60 The purported property address is: 1708 CHANDON WAY OAKLEY, CA 945613050 Assessors Parcel No. 037-264-008-6 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, 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. Date: 3/3/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 07-0032482 Title Order No. 07-8125143 Investor/Insurer No. APN No. 072-221-012-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/19/- 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: CHARLES E. SETTLES II, A SINGLE MAN, dated 11/19/2005 and recorded 11/29/05, as Instrument No. 20050459157-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/- 19/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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: 4036 ROCKFORD DRIVE, ANTIOCH, CA, 94509. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $625,060.53. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/- 27/2007 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW88 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone:

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001119-00 The name of the business (es): C.A.T. Cleaning Service Located at: 27 Renoir Court In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Christine V. Naves, 27 Renoir Court, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 2/9/09. Signature of registrant: Christine Naves This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 17, 2009 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: February 17, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2009


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-220796-CL Loan # 0021731518 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/2/2006. 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): CHRIS TRUMBULL AND ELEANOR TRUMBULL HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 8/4/2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0247318 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/- 2/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $565,954.32 The purported property address is: 750 SOLITUDE DR OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 034- 420-032-4 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. Date: 3/9/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3001067 03/- 13/2009, 03/20/2009, 03/27/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 13, 20, 27, 2009

property address is: 4854 BAYSIDE WAY OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 035- 740-072 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. Date: 3/9/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3001049 03/- 13/2009, 03/20/2009, 03/27/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 13, 20, 27, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0111960 Title Order No. 08-8442037 Investor/Insurer No. 11485006 APN No. 033-290- 001-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/25/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: LIZANNE CHARLES, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 05/25/2006 and recorded 06/09/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0181466-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/20/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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: 500 MOCKINGBIRD LANE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $491,741.52. 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/- 26/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-0194 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 2987922 02/27/2009, 03/- 06/2009, 03/13/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 27, March 6, 13, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-221032-ED Loan # 0009334343 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/22/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or

federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): ADRIAN D MELGOZA, A SINGLE MAN Recorded: 2/28/- 2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0061242-00 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/- 2/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $345,097.14 The purported property address is: 404 WATERFORD CT OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 035-740-019 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. Date: 3/12/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3006945 03/- 13/2009, 03/20/2009, 03/27/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 13, 20, 27, 2009

clusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Date: 3/10/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3003650 03/- 13/2009, 03/20/2009, 03/27/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 13, 20, 27, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0047014 Title Order No. 08-8178702 Investor/Insurer No. - APN No. 035-521-007-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/15/- 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JOSE ARELLANO AND JUANA ARELLANO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 09/15/2005 and recorded 09/21/- 05, as Instrument No. 2005- 0359741-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 04/02/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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: 424 HAZELNUT 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 $477,201.93. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/- 13/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW-88 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3014274 03/13/2009, 03/- 20/2009, 03/27/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 13, 20, 27, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0049107 Title Order No. 088-185194 Investor/Insurer No. 93919052 APN No. 034-300- 045-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/19/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: RICHARD D ROBERSON, AND ALEXIS M ROBERSON, dated 08/19/2005 and recorded 08/26/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0323406-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/- 26/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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: 1034 NUTMEG DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA, 945614603. 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 $438,132.74. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/- 16/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW-88 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3005510 03/06/2009, 03/- 13/2009, 03/20/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001357-00 The name of the business (es): Island Joe’s Cafe + Bakery Located at: 6210 Bethel Island Boulevard In: Bethel Island, CA 94511 Mailing: 1435 Discovery Bay Boulevard, Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Eva Donna Simon, 1435 Discovery Bay Boulevard, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Eva Donna Simon This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on:February 25, 2009 By: C. Sullivan, Deputy Expires: February 25, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 2009

penses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/- 30/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3021564 03/13/2009, 03/- 20/2009, 03/27/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 13, 20, 27, 2009

OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD, CALIFORNIA AMENDING THE REDEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR THE BRENTWOOD ORIGINAL AND BRENTWOOD ADDED PROJECT AREAS TO EXTEND CERTAIN TIME LIMITATIONS BY TWO YEARS PURSUANT TO SENATE BILL 1096. THE FOREGOING ORDINANCE was introduced with the first reading waived at a regular meeting of the Brentwood City Council on the 10th day of March 2009, by the following vote: AYES: Council members Becnel, Brockman, Stonebarger, Taylor NOES: None ABSENT: Richey ABSTAIN: None ATTEST: /s/_______________________ Margaret Wimberly, CMC City Clerk Certified copies of the full text of the proposed ordinances are posted and may be read in full in the City Clerk’s Office at 708 Third Street, Brentwood, California, or copies may be obtained from that office based on the City’s actual cost for duplicating. Proposed date of adoption by City Council: March 24, 2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: March 13, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-220918-CL Loan # 0031415847 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/29/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): AUGUSTA L. HOPKINS, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 8/8/2005 as Instrument No. 2005- 0295025-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/- 2/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $402,807.14 The purported

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-221442-PJ Loan # 3014736627 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/2/2007. 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): MARCOS VALLES AND, ARIANNE VALLES, HUSBAND AND WIFE. Recorded: 11/14/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0314334- 00 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/- 2/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $428,054.11 The purported property address is: 1155 CHIANTI WAY OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 035- 600-061-2 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the 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 ex-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0079896 Title Order No. 088-296375 Investor/Insurer No. 2346518 APN No. 034-360- 093-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/14/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JOSE OCHOA, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 12/14/- 2004 and recorded 12/29/04, as Instrument No. 2004-0498424-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 04/- 02/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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: 5123 STRATFORD 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 $653,995.19. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and ex-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0081890 Title Order No. 08-8303523 Investor/Insurer No. 1699536890 APN No. 041- 230-018-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/22/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: FIDELMAR RIVERA AND MARIA RIVERA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP, dated 07/22/2005 and recorded 08/01/05, as Instrument No. 2005- 0284853-00, in Book - , Page - ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 04/02/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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: 4853 CANOPY LANE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $386,038.55. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 11/- 07/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3020129 03/13/2009, 03/- 20/2009, 03/27/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 13, 20, 27, 2009 NOTICE OF PROPOSED ORDINANCES SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 864 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING A REZONE (RZ 08-04) AND AMENDING PLANNED DEVELOPMENT 17 (PD-17) AND CHAPTER 17.467 OF THE BRENTWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE, FOR A 2.51-ACRE CHURCH SITE, BY CREATING SUBSECTION “M” AND ESTABLISHING DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS FOR CHURCH FACILITIES FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD CHURCH, LOCATED AT 50 BIRCH STREET (APN 013-143-013). THE FOREGOING ORDINANCE was introduced with the first reading waived at a regular meeting of the Brentwood City Council on the 10th day of March 2009, by the following vote: AYES: Council members Becnel, Brockman, Taylor NOES: Stonebarger ABSENT: Richey ABSTAIN: None SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 865 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD, CALIFORNIA AMENDING THE REDEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR THE BRENTWOOD ORIGINAL, BRENTWOOD ADDED AND NORTH BRENTWOOD ORIGINAL PROJECT AREAS TO EXTEND CERTAIN TIME LIMITATIONS PURSUANT TO SENATE BILL. THE FOREGOING ORDINANCE was introduced with the first reading waived at a regular meeting of the Brentwood City Council on the 10th day of March 2009, by the following vote: AYES: Council members Becnel, Brockman, Stonebarger, Taylor NOES: None ABSENT: Richey ABSTAIN: None SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 866 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL

SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 863 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING A REZONE (RZ 06-17) FROM R-2 TO PD-32 FOR THE MAGNOLIA PROJECT, CONSISTING OF 23 CLUSTER HOMES, TEN DUET UNITS AND RELATED IMPROVEMENTS, LOCATED WEST OF BRENTWOOD BOULEVARD AND SOUTH OF MARSH CREEK (APN 016-110-029 AND APN 016-110-030). THE FOREGOING ORDINANCE was introduced with the first reading waived at a regular meeting of the Brentwood City Council on the 24th day of February 2009, by the following vote: AYES: Council members Becnel, Brockman, Stonebarger, Taylor NOES: Richey ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None And was adopted at a regular meeting of the Brentwood City Council on the 10th day of March, 2009, by the following vote: AYES: Council members Becnel, Brockman, Stonebarger, Taylor NOES: None ABSENT: Richey ABSTAIN: None /s/_______________________ Robert Taylor Mayor ATTEST: /s/_______________________ Cynthia Garcia, CMC Assistant City Clerk The above is a summary of the major highlights of the ordinance; reading the ordinance in its entirety may be necessary to obtain a full understating of all changes. A copy of the full text of the ordinance is on file and may be read in the City Clerk’s office located at 708 Third Street, Brentwood, and/or a copy may be obtained from that office based on the City’s actual cost for duplicating. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: March 13, 2009 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on April 7, 2009, hold a public hearing to consider the following: An application to build six office and retail buildings totaling 20,000 square feet at the southwest corner of Balfour Road and Armstrong Road (APN 010-171-013). The project would include rezoning (RZ 07-03) the 2.17-acre parcel to amend ‘Subarea A’ of Planned Development 16, removing the requirement for a 1.9acre park, a parcel map (MS 351-07) to subdivide the project site into six parcels, and a design review (DR 07-08) for the design of the commercial buildings, including all related improvements. A mitigated negative declaration has been prepared for this project pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), to assess potentially adverse environmental impacts. Applicant: Pacific / Bowie-Martin Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 734 Third Street, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Assistant Planner Tim Nielsen [(925) 516-5151 or tnielsen@ ci.brentwood.ca.us] in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 118 Oak Street, Brentwood, California 94513. Before any court challenge of Planning Commission decisions, you are required to appeal the decision to the City Council no later than the time period provided under the City’s Municipal Code. In addition you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: March 13, 2009

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Circle; $25 for adults; $22 for seniors; and $15 for youths. For more information, visit www.elcampaniltheatre.com or call 925757-9500.

Music Friday, March 13 Dinner Jazz

Michael Paul Band

Pianist Dave Roberts and bassist/vocalist Betsy Stern play jazz standards, bossas and originals at Shutters Brasserie, a FrenchAmerican pub/bistro at Sunset Road and Elkins Way in Brentwood, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 925-5164131 or visit www.shuttersbrasserie.com or www.deltajazztrio.com.

Get wild at the Wild Idol in Byron with the Michael Paul Band, featuring new hot country and southern rock. The show runs from 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. For more information, visit www.themichaelpaulband.com.

Karaoke

Organist Donald Pearson plays a program of J.S. Bach’s organ works commemorating the composer’s 342nd birthday. The concert takes place at St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church in Antioch at 7:30 p.m. A reception will follow the concert. For more information, call 925-778-0768.

Local restaurants host Karaoke with Carole, featuring Charlie on the blues harp, every week from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.: Wednesdays at Wild Idol in Byron; Thursdays at Broken Wheel in Oakley; and Fridays at Grazie’s in Brentwood. For more information, call 925634-9223.

Saturday, March 14 Dinner Jazz Pianist Dave Roberts and bassist/vocalist Betsy Stern play jazz standards, bossas and originals at Shutters Brasserie, a FrenchAmerican pub/bistro at Sunset Road and Elkins Way in Brentwood, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 925-5164131 or visit www.shuttersbrasserie.com or www.deltajazztrio.com.

Rick Ellis Sings Sinatra Watch Rick Ellis and his band capture the charismatic life force that was Frank. Showtime at the El Campanil Theatre in Antioch is 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 for Gold

Saturday, March 21 Free Bach Birthday Concert

Events Saturday, March 14 St. Patrick’s Day Dinner The GFWC Woman’s Club of Antioch hosts a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner at its clubhouse, 509 G St., from 6-8 p.m. The event benefits the nearly century-old building’s restoration fund. Admission is $15; $7.50 for guests 12 and under. For more information, call Margaret at 925-778-4535 or Susan at 925757-1383.

Crab Feed The Knightsen Youth Association, which helps support 4-H and other youth groups, holds a Crab Feed at the Flor de Oakley hall.

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Plays March 12  29 at the Nick Rodriguez Theater in Antioch

38 Adult/ 35 Senior/ 19 Student Limited discount tickets available through our partners at GoldStar.com

Call 925 2198545 or visit www.hapgoodtheatre.org for tickets

To have an entertainment event listed, e-mail information to calendar@ brentwoodpress.com by noon, Friday, at least one week prior to publication. Or post your event online at www.thepress.net. Tickets are $50. For more information, call 925-634-3681.

Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15 Wine Tasting Hannah Nicole Vineyards, 6740 Balfour Road in Brentwood, holds a wine tasting every weekend. Enjoy award-winning wines in the indoor tasting room surrounded by the beautiful vineyards and a view of Mt. Diablo. The tasting runs from 1-5 p.m. For more information, call 925-513-0769.

Sunday, March 15 Corned Beef and Cabbage The Bethel Island Lions Club celebrates St. Patty’s Day with a feast of corned beef and cabbage at the Scout Hall on Ranch Lane starting at 4 p.m. Tickets are $12. For more information, call Lion Al at 925-625-3586 or Lion Helen at 925-684-0968.

Saturday, March 28 Brides’ Day Out Learn all you need to know about having the best wedding ever. A part of downtown Brentwood’s year-round events, Brides’ Day Out features a silent auction and amazing vendor discounts from 9 a.m.3 p.m. For more information, visit www. creativeeventsbyashley.com.

Shows Wednesday, March 18 ‘The Fox’ The Persian tale “The Fox” will be presented

by the Penny Royal Puppet Theatre at the Oakley Library at 4:30 p.m. This is a free performance open to children of all ages. “The Fox” is one of many multicultural programs provided by a grant from First 5 Contra Costa. For more information, call 925-6252400.

Thursday, March 19 ‘Proof’ Hapgood Theatre Company of Antioch performs “Proof,” the story of the daughter of a newly deceased, brilliant but disturbed mathematics genius. Showtimes are Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 4 p.m. at the Nick Rodriguez Theater, 213 F. St. in Antioch. For tickets, call 925-757-9500 or visit www.hapgoodtheatre.org.

Sunday, March 22 ‘Social Security’ The Vagabond Players present “Social Security,” an honest-to-goodness comedy about married couples caring for an aging parent, at the El Campanil Theatre in Antioch. Showtime is 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors; $10 for youths. For more information and tickets, visit www. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Saturday, March 28 Historical Society & Museum The East Contra Costa Historical Society and Museum, 3890 Sellers Ave. in Brentwood/ Knightsen, will hold its opening-day celebration from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Join the community for Civil War storytelling, gold panning and more. For more information, call 925-679-1024.


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CALENDAR LOCAL EVENTS & SERVICE CLUBS

Events Friday, March 13 Friday Fish Fry During Lent, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Brentwood hosts Friday Fish Fry (dine in or take out) from 4:30-7 p.m. every Friday until Easter. The cost is $10. For more information, call 925-634-4154.

Saturday, March 14 Excelsior Car Wash Support Excelsior Middle School eighth-grade’s Washington, D.C./New York trip by getting your car washed at the Brentwood Ace Hardware store from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The students will appreciate your support and donations.

Respite Care Services The Delta Family YMCA in Oakley provides respite care to families with special-needs children 3-11 on Saturdays, March 14 and 28. Services are provided by appointment only, so call 72 hours in advance to make a reservation. For more information, call 925-692-2330 or e-mail Ana at dfyspkids@mdrymca.org.

Free Aerobics Class Power For Living Ministries of Antioch offers a free aerobics class on Saturdays, March 14-April 25 from 10-11 a.m. at the Youth Center, 707 W. 10th St. For more information, call 925-978-7356.

Delta Word Weavers Delta Word Weavers, a local group promoting oral storytelling in the community, offers workshops for teens from 1-2 p.m. A $40 donation is suggested. For more information and to sign up, call 925-437-1360.

Sunday, March 15 Football and Cheer

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Freedom High School. The cost is $150. For more information, call 925-625-7591.

Delta Patriots Youth Football Online sign-ups for Delta Patriots Youth Football and Cheer have begun, and an open house and walk-in registration is scheduled for Saturday, April 4 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Delta Patriots headquarters in Brentwood. For more information or to register, visit www. deltapatriots.com.

Cheery Crab Feed The Deer Valley Youth Football and Cheer league hosts its ninth annual Crab Feed on Saturday, March 21 at 6 p.m. in Brentwood’s Veterans Hall. Tickets are $40 in advance; $45 at the door. For tickets and information, call 925-473-5215.

East Diablo Youth Soccer League Team selections and online registration continue for the next weekend from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Liberty High School stadium. For more information and later dates, call 925-516-8260 or visit www.edysl.net.

Wolfpack X-Man Football and Cheer Delta Valley Wolfpack X-Man youth Football and Cheer sign-ups take place on Saturdays from noon-2 p.m. at Mountain Mikes Pizza, 3612 Lone Tree Way. No tryouts are required; no cuts will be made. For more information, email deltavalleywolfpack@yahoo.com.

East Bay Bat Busters The Bat Busters fast-pitch softball team holds tryouts for its 16U and 18U teams for the next 30 days or until the roster is full. For more information, e-mail dan9gom@aol.com or call 925-584-5979.

East County Lions Football and Cheer

Wednesday, March 18 Life Line Screening

Patriot Volleyball Camp

Club One has teamed up with the American Red Cross and needs your help. Donate blood from 2-7:30 p.m. at Club One in Brentwood and receive a two-week trial membership. To schedule a time to donate blood, visit www. beadonor.com or call 925-755-9111.

Antioch Sports Legends Museum Sports history buffs won’t want to miss the fascinating exhibits at the Antioch Sports Legends Museum, 1500 W. Fourth St. The museum is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. Special tours may be arranged by calling 925325-3255. Admission to the museum is free.

Sign-ups Deer Valley Youth Football

Bethel Island Women’s Club hosts a luncheon to support Hospice on Saturday, March 21 at noon in Scout Hall in Bethel Island. Tickets are $10. For more information, call Helen at 925684-0968.

Registration begins on Friday, March 27 at Dallas Ranch Middle School from 6-9 p.m. For more sign-up dates and information, call 925439-4396 or visit www.deltasoccer.org.

ECYF is now accepting applications for youth football players and cheerleaders 7-14. Signups are held at Aladino’s Pizza in Oakley, starting on Sunday, March 15. Registration is $35. For more information and sign-up dates, visit www.ecyflions.com or call 925-625-1698.

Blood Donors Work Out

Hospice Benefit Luncheon

Delta Youth Soccer League

ECYF football and cheer sign-ups begin Sunday, March 15 for kids 7-14. Meetings are held at Aladino’s Pizza in Oakley. Sign-up fees are $35. For more information and other sign-up dates, visit www.ecyflions.com or call 925-625-1698.

Reduce the risk of stroke and get a Life Line screening at Golden Hills Community Church in Brentwood on Wednesday, March 18. Appointments begin at 9 a.m. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call 800-697-9721 or visit www.lifelinescreening. com. Pre-registration is required.

815 Fulton Shipyard Road in Antioch. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children. For tickets and more information, call Romano at 925757-5472 or Kay at 925-757-2151.

Volleyball camp for boys and girls 7 and older begins at the Heritage High gymnasium in Brentwood on Monday, March 23 and runs through Thursday, March 26, all from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The cost is $75. For more information, email bhaldi@msn.com.

Online Driver’s Ed for Teens Learn the rules of the road in a fun, interactive, online course and earn a DMV-approved Certificate of Completion. This class is a prerequisite for teens under 17½ who wish to obtain a learner’s permit and driver’s license. The fee is $59. Call 925-779-7070, ext. 0 to sign up.

Learn or Upgrade Your Computer Skills Community Education Center/Liberty Adult Education hosts a computer class on Wednesdays, March 25-May 27; from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at 929 Second St. in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-634-2565.

On the Horizon Adult Basketball Tournament

Sign-ups for football, ages 7-14, and cheer, ages 5-14, take place at Round Table Pizza on Lone Tree Way in Antioch. For sign-up dates and times, visit www.dvyf.org or call 925473-5215.

The City of Oakley Recreation Division hosts a recreational Adult Basketball Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, March 28 and 29. The cost is $100 per team. Please register by March 19. For more information, call 925625-7041.

Diehard Baseball Camp

Tri-tip Dinner

The camp runs daily from Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at

The Delta Kiwanis annual tri-tip dinner is served at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 21 at the VFW Hall,

Spring in the Valley Deer Valley High School’s third annual fundraiser, “Spring in the Valley,” takes place Saturday, March 21 from 6-11 p.m. at the Lone Tree Golf Course. The event features performances by the school’s jazz band and The Clarences. For more information, call Sue at 925-756-6700.

Job Seekers Seminar A free workshop on resumés and interviews takes place at the Pittsburg Library on Saturdays, March 21 and 28 at 2 p.m. For more information, call 925-427-8390.

Delta Informal Gardeners The owner of Brentwood Iris Garden speaks at the Brentwood United Methodist Church Social Hall on Monday, March 23 from 7:309:30 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, call Jon at 925-240-6060 or visit www. deltainformalgardeners.org.

Intro to Blogging Liberty Adult Education, 929 Second St. in Brentwood, offers a class for older adults in how to journal, create online postings, and blog. The class is held Thursdays, March 26April 9 from 3-5 p.m. The cost is $35. For more information and to register, call 925-634-2565.

Prepare for U.S. Citizenship Liberty Adult Education in Brentwood holds a free, six-class workshop beginning March 28 designed to prepare you for the U.S. Citizenship test. An intermediate/advanced ESL level is required. Classes run from 9 a.m.noon through May 9. For more information, call 925-634-2565.

Golf Tournament Krey Elementary holds its fourth annual golf tournament on Friday, May 8 at Shadow Lakes Golf Club. Tee sponsorships and golfers are welcome. For more information, call Ryan at 925-584-8938 or e-mail agrellar@yahoo.com.

Ongoing Events Mobile Health Clinic Mobile Health Clinic provides free health services to local residents without insurance or those who can’t pay for medical care. The clinic is held on the first four Saturdays of the month, except holidays, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Village Community Resource Center, 633 Village Drive in Brentwood. For information, call 925-363-7588.

Parents of Kids with Juvenile Diabetes Parents of Kids with Juvenile Diabetes meet on the first Wednesday of the month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the John Muir Medical Center, 2400 Balfour Road in Brentwood, to discuss everyday issues related to children’s diabetic care. E-mail kristencapps@sbcglobal. net for information.

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