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Screen addicts encouraged to unplug by Samie Hartley Staff Writer How many hours of TV do you watch each week? What about the number of hours you spend playing video games, tinkering around online or updating your Facebook status from your phone? The number is probably higher than you’d like to admit, but do you think you could go a week screen free? April 18 through April 24 is national Screen Free Week, and the Oakley Library is encouraging residents to accept the challenge and reduce the number of hours they spend staring at a screen for one week. Screen Free Week is sponsored by the Campaign for a CommercialFree Childhood. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, 40 percent of 3-month-old children are regular TV and DVD viewers, but it’s the academy’s belief that children under the age of 2 years should not be exposed to any television, as it disrupts their sleeping patterns. Other studies show a correlation between watching more than 24 hours of TV a week and obesity. To get Oakley excited about Screen Free Week, Oakley Librarian Liz Fuller has planned a series of events to get families out of the house and away from the screens. “I don’t think any Contra Costa libraries have done anything like this. I remember seeing something on the Internet a few years ago about the Pacifica Library’s week of events with different groups, and it caught my attention. I’ve thought about doing this here, but never quite had time.� Teen services coordinator Andrea Freyle liked the idea of providing Oakley families with a variety of events, and Oakley Recreation Supervisor Lindsey Bruno and the Oakley youth commission jumped on board, giving Screen Free Week enough momentum to make its Oakley debut. Screen Free Week kicks off Tuesday, April 19 with a

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The Oakley Library invites stuffed animals to a special sleepover on Friday, April 22 as part of Screen Free Week. Teddy bears such as Scout, seen here catching some ZZZs on a copier bed at the Moraga Library earlier this year, are welcome. carnival featuring games, food, prizes and a magician at 6:30 p.m. At 7, the Oakley Library Mystery Book Club meets for its discussion of “Cimarron Rose� by James Lee Burke. On Wednesday, April 20, Leeann Lorono and Donna Cooper host a beading workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Guests will learn how to make bracelets and earrings and work on projects they’ve already started. Register for this event by calling the library at 925-625-2400. Tweens and teens are invited to the library on Thursday, April 21 for an afternoon of card games and junk food. From 3:30 to 5 p.m., students in grades six through 12

may stock up on treats and play games such as poker or blackjack. Later that day, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., families are invited to participate in a Tales and Trails activity with Naturalist Mike Moran of the East Bay Regional Park District. Moran will lead a spring evening stroll through Round Valley Regional Preserve and treat families to some nature stories. Participants will meet up at the Round Valley parking lot on Marsh Creek Road in Brentwood. On Friday, April 22, stuffed animals are invited to the library for a sleepover. Drop off your cuddly companions between 2 and 6 p.m. and pick them out on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to see what kind of mischief these stuffed animals got into when they were let loose in the library after hours. “The Stuffed Animal Sleepover is a fairly easy event in which kids bring stuffed animals to the library for a night of fun,� Fuller said. “Staff will take pictures of the animals all over the library as they live it up, and post them for the kids to see when they come to pick up their animals.� Also on Saturday, the library sponsors a Delta CrossFit demonstration. Participants will learn some new exercise moves in this interactive program designed to help families get healthy together. The Kaiser Foundation suggests Screen Free Week participants try as many activities as possible: walk the dog, take a hike, read a book, visit a local park, ride a bike, play catch, make sock puppets, organize a treasure hunt or spend time in the kitchen cooking healthy treats such as baked sweet potato fries. For more ideas, visit www.kp.org/tvturnoffweek and www.screentime.org. For more information about the Oakley Library events for Screen Free Week, call 925-625-2400. The library is located at 1050 Neroly Road at Freedom High School. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Antioch resident Staff Sgt. Rudolph Juarez, right, along with Staff Sgt. Arthur Taradejna, left, and Spc. Danielle Lagunas-Valles show off the winning medal after Fight Night at Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq. All serve in the Army’s 749th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion.

Assuming the persona of Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Walter Ruehlig, left, congratulates Bataan Death March survivors Manuel Gavino, standing, and Edward Abinsay at Humphrey’s on the Delta in Antioch during Saturday’s 69th anniversary commemoration of the fall of Bataan.

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Celebrating survivors The Filipino-American Association, Inc. of Pittsburg honored survivors of the World War II Bataan Death March during the 69th anniversary commemoration held in Antioch last week. Nine known Death March survivors live in East Contra Costa County. After a three-month battle to defend the last bastion of Philippine democracy at the Bataan Peninsula, Gen. Douglas MacArthur escaped by boat, promising to return to liberate the Philippines. Japanese military forces captured Bata-

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an on April 9, 1942 in the largest surrender in American and Filipino military history. Many died when the 72,000 starving and disease-ridden prisoners of war were forcibly transferred from Bataan to Capas, Tarlac in what is now known as the Bataan Death March. MacArthur fulfilled his promise, returned to liberate the Philippines, and presided over the ceremony marking the Japanese unconditional surrender on Sept. 2, 1945. – Contributed by Cynthia Ruehlig

At the sound of the bell, fists were flying, feet were dancing, heads were bobbing and the roar of the crowd proclaimed to all attendees that Fight Night had begun. Spc. Danielle Lagunas-Valles, a human resources specialist with Headquarters Company, 749th Combat Sustainment Support, took center stage. Her strategy included anticipating initial strikes and working to transform into what she and teammates call “The Ultimate Female Fighter.” “I was in my zone; I didn’t hear the crowd or the trainers,” she said. “It was like tunnel vision – just my opponent and me.” Despite a 15-pound weight difference, Lagunas-Valles controlled the majority of the fight. “She had a lot of power in her punches,” she said of her opponent. “I didn’t think I was going to be able to take

her down. I felt like my punches weren’t doing anything compared to hers.” Lagunas-Valles said she pressed on with her strategy, and came away with her first amateur rules mixed martial arts victory. “The key to winning the fight was sticking to the game plan,” said Staff Sgt. Rudolph Juarez Jr., an Antioch native who trained Lagunas-Valles. “I think she did really well.” Juarez has 11 years of experience in various fight styles. Lagunas-Valles said the stressful workouts with her trainers leading up to the fight got her mind and body ready: “We trained every day, alternating days between sparring, conditioning and lifting weights.” She decided to begin combatives training to conquer a fear of fighting.

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This tournament benefits Rotary Club of Brentwood and the Charities it supports. Including: Liberty City Read Project, Brentwood Community Chest, Children Shopping Spree, East County Historical Society, Dictionary Distribution, FFA, Police Activities League, Relay for Life, L.U.H.S.D. Scholarships and so much more. For more information, call 925-813-2699 or visit brentwoodcarotary.org/golf


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Haley Bischoff, 12, a member of the Strike Masters team of Harvest Park Bowl’s Youth Bowling Program, displays the technique that helped her roll a 200 game last September.

Kids get on a roll If you want to see what our youth are up to when they’re not in school, check out Brentwood’s Harvest Park Bowl, where more than 200 local kids 3 to 21 participate in the Youth Bowling Program. Several leagues cater to these young bowlers – leagues ranging from the Mighty Bumpers, Bumper Power and Bumper Buddies (for the 7 and under bunch) to the Spare Masters, Lucky Strikers and Pin Busters (7-11) to the Strike Masters, High Rollers and Hard Hitters (12-21). The leagues meet on Wednesday and Friday afternoons, and Saturday mornings. Serious and competitive bowlers can get involved in the Tuesday night Junior Team USA Experience scratch league. And to encourage parents to get involved, Harvest Park offers a Sunday night Generation Gap League – teams made up of youth and adult bowlers. Youth Director Natalie Paris and four assistant coaches teach basics such as proper bowling techniques as well as etiquette and

sportsmanship. “These young bowlers are developing into good bowlers – but more importantly, into fine young adults,” said Paris. Many of these kids are also involved in baseball, basketball, soccer and swimming. They’re busy with sports and still maintain good grades in school. Youth scholarships are a product of the Boosters. Youth tournaments, held frequently within the area, allow the kids to compete for prize (scholarship) money. Since 1997, more than $175,000 has been awarded in scholarships, helping many young bowlers achieve their educational goals. An annual Crab Feed – one of the Youth Program’s major fundraisers – is held in January. Summer Youth leagues start the week of May 16. Those interested in getting their child involved in the Youth Bowling Program should call Paris at 925-516-1221 or visit Harvest Park Bowl Wednesdays at 4 p.m., Fridays at 4:30 p.m., Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. or Sundays at 6 p.m. and see the action for themselves.

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he Liberty High School Key Club, a student organization affiliated with the Kiwanis Club of Brentwood, hosts a car wash fundraiser at The Shops at Fairview, 3181 Balfour Road, on Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Car washes are $10 and include a coupon to Bagel Street Café, where patrons may buy one sandwich and get the second free. The buy-one-get-one-free offer also extends to smoothies. Tickets will be available at the event. Money raised will go toward scholarships.

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There is an ongoing lawsuit in California regarding a loan modification that turned into a foreclosure that may have a BIG impact soon. Both banks and borrowers can claim a “win” in regards to this case. Here are the facts of the case. A homeowner fell behind on their payments. The lender started foreclosure proceedings. The borrower filed for bankruptcy protection. The bank sent letters to the borrower’s attorney saying they really wanted to modify her loan, but couldn’t contact her directly because of the bankruptcy filing. The borrower contacted the lender, and they told her they did really want to modify her loan if she would cancel her bankruptcy, which she then did. The bank came back with a modification plan that was still unaffordable to the borrower, so she declined it and the bank foreclosed. The borrower sued for damages due to the bank defrauding her, and she wants her house back free and clear because the foreclosure was done improperly. Here is the “win” for the banks: The

court ruled that despite some “irregularities,” the foreclosure process itself was valid, and that the borrower can’t sue to get her house back. So this is now a defense the banks can use against those borrowers that want to use the “show me the note” or “robo-signing” arguments to have foreclosures undone. This court put a fairly high bar out there to try to un-do foreclosures. Here is the “win” for the borrowers: The court did rule that the suit for fraud could proceed regarding the bank reneging on their promise to negotiate a mortgage modification. This is one of the first cases where a bank may be reprimanded for not negotiating a modification in “good faith” and then rushing to foreclose. If this borrower prevails in court, this will open a BIG can of worms for lenders! If you have questions on this or any other real estate topic, call me at (925) 240MOVE (6683). To search the MLS for free and view virtual tours of homes for sale, go to: www.SharpHomesOnline.com. Sharp Realty – Advertisement


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Abraha Riding ‘Wild Horses’ to Idol win advances by Samie Hartley

Bristow Middle School eighth-grader Madeline Bustos was crowned Bristow Idol following her performance of Natasha Bedingfield’s “Wild Horses.”

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Heritage High School sophomore Zinah Abraha dazzled the judges at the recent California Lions Club’s 74th annual Student Speaker Contest in Pittsburg. After winning the Byron Delta Lions Club’s zone and regional contests, Abraha is now polishing her skills to compete at the district competition. The contest provides students an opportunity to take part in competitive public speaking, exploring a subject of vital interest to the contestants and the public while stimulating self-expression and independent thinking. This year’s topic is Enforcing Our Borders: State vs. Federal Rights. The student surfacing as the winner of all six levels will take home more than $21,000 in scholarships. Throughout the contest, Lions Clubs of California have awarded students scholarships totaling $103,500. The 15 district winners each receive a $4,500 scholarship; the four area winners receive an additional $6,500 scholarship, and the winner of the Multiple District Four Contest receives an additional $10,000 scholarship.

Jennifer Lopez’s invitation must have got lost in the mail, but that didn’t mean Bristow Idol lacked star power or talent. In a competition that began with 54 contestants, the top eight performers gave their all during the live Bristow Idol competition last Friday. Eighth-grader Madeline Bustos took the title, delivering two powerful ballads, winning over judges and audience with her stage presence alone. This year’s judges were Brentwood Union School District Board Member Emil “Music Man” Geddes, Bristow band and choir director Mark Morello and Vice Principal Jon Ovick. Displaying confidence and personality, Madeline received the highest score in round one, placing first in the minds of the judges and the students, who got the rare opportunity to use their cell phones during school hours to text in their vote. First she impressed the crowd with her cover of Miley Cyrus’ “Before the Storm,” but she stole the show in the final round, where she went up against Claire Ashcroft and Jamie Storzback, with her performance of Natasha Bedingfield’s “Wild Horses.” Her angelic voice hypnotized the crowd and made her the obvious favorite. “This is really overwhelming,” Madeline said following her victory, which includes the Bristow Idol title and a $50 iTunes gift card. “I love to sing,” said Madeline, who

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also contributes her talents to the school and church choirs. “Everyone in my family sings. I’m just really excited. I was so happy to make it to the top eight, but to win is really special. Everyone was so good. They were really good, so I just want to thank everyone for enjoying my songs.” Despite her choice of songs by Cyrus and Bedingfield, Madeline’s favorite artist is Justin Bieber. She watches “American Idol” religiously, although her favorite, Pia Toscano, was sent home last week. “I can’t believe she got kicked off,” Madeline said. “I guess I’ll be rooting for Scotty (McCreery) now. I’m still going to watch the show. I love it.” Bristow Idol even cast its own version of host Ryan Seacrest, as student Jack Strauss donned a sharp suit to become Brian Seacreat. “What a show!” he said. “The competition was so tight. It’s really hard to choose

just one winner.” Ashcroft impressed the crowd with her a cappella version of “Over the Rainbow,” but she was unable to keep the momentum going when she tackled “The Sun’ll Come Out Tomorrow.” Peyton Hamblin also ran into trouble with her performance when she lost her place during Vanessa Carlton’s “1,000 Miles,” but the supportive crowd gave her a huge round of applause for her bravery and showed their love during the student vote, sending enough texts to award her second place, although her combined score wasn’t high enough to make the finale. McKenna Taylor, Erica Downing, Sara Hamraz and Taylor Thomas also sang in the first round of the competition, earning cheers from their peers for putting on a great show. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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New 1099 Reporting Rules Repealed The new rules created a nightmarish regulation that no one in the small business community wanted to deal with. The just-repealed law would have required every business in America to send a 1099 Miscellaneous Income statement to every vendor that was paid more than $600 per year for products and services. The U.S. Senate repealed the unpopular law on April 5, 2011 after business groups and other organizations protested that the law would impose onerous recordkeeping and paperwork requirements that would stifle business growth. The U.S. House of Representatives voted in February 2011 to repeal it. President Obama is expected to sign the bill shortly. The legislation imposing the reporting requirement was originally passed in 2010 as part of the healthcare reform bill, designed to generate more federal tax revenue by more diligently tracking business income and having the Internal Revenue Service pursue any unpaid taxes. Congress finally listened to the voice of actual experience rather than people in ivory towers, for that, we are grateful. People on the ground making a living every day could see this would be big problem and would not increase the

revenue Congress was expecting. All it would do is cost businesses money and increase the burden on the IRS. IRS 1099 forms are “Information Returns” that corporations, partnerships, individuals, estates, and trusts must file to report payments of more than $600 per year made to self-employed individuals, sole proprietors, partnerships, limited liability corporations, and other non-incorporated organizations. However, the law that was just repealed would have required 1099 forms to be sent to all vendors who received more than $600 during the last year – an exponential increase in the number of forms issued. I’ll be in Washington DC, April 27, 2011, along with over a hundred other tax professionals to campaign personally with Congressional staff and Members. The National Association of Enrolled Agents sponsors this event every year. Our goal is to better serve our clients through government advocacy. Should you have questions feel free to contact our office. www.jettax.org, info@www.jettax. org, or call (925) 778-0281. One of our enrolled agents will be happy to assist you. – Advertisement

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he Deer Valley High School Marching Band and Orchestra traveled to Disneyland last month for a two-day performing arts program. The student musicians had the opportunity to go back stage and participate in a workshop with a Disney conductor. The orchestra performed on the Carnation Plaza Garden Stage and the marching band performed in a Main Street parade. It was a wonderful educational and performance experience for the students.

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Have cake, eat it too The Cub Scouts of Pack 152 invite the public to their annual cake auction on Monday, April 18 at 7 p.m. at Vintage Parkway School, 1000 Vintage Parkway in Oakley. Cakes offered at the silent auction

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State begins spraying water weed by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer

The California Department of Boating and Waterways (DBW) began spraying the waterways of Discovery Bay and Bethel Island this week in the first of a series of treatments designed to manage the prolific egeria densa waterweed. “This is a huge step in controlling the problem and providing vital feedback for handling the issue in the future,” said CSD President Kevin Graves. “It’s great news.” The tenacious weed first caught the attention of local homeowners and officials last year when a perfect storm of temperature, water and sunlight caused the fast-growing weed – most commonly found in pet stores and home aquariums – to expand its reach, clogging area bays and waterways up and down the Delta. But because treatment for the weed costs approximately $2,000 per acre and requires a state permit, the herbicide is unavailable to the public. Last year, County Supervisor and Discovery Bay resident Mary Piepho began advocating that the state-run agency foot the bill for treating the egeria densa in Bethel Island and Discovery Bay. She hosted a series of meetings with the DBW, Reclamation District

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St. Anne Church, Byron Easter Week Schedule Holy Thursday, April 21st 7:30 Mass of the Lord’s Last Supper Good Friday, April 22nd 1:00 PM Mid-day Prayer Service 3:00 PM Ecumenical Service 4:30 PM Bi-lingual “Live” Stations of the Cross 7:30 PM Bi-Lingual Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion Holy Saturday, April 23rd 10:00 AM Morning Prayer Service w/ Blessing of Easter Baskets 8:00 PM Easter Vigil Mass Easter Sunday, April 24th 6:30 AM Sunrise Ecumenical Service 8:30 AM Mass (English) 10:30 AM Mass (English) 12:30 PM Misa (Español) www.stannechurchbyron.com

longer course of treatment.” According to Graves, “The Department of Boating and Waterways really stepped up and recognized the impact the egeria densa was having on the largest residential development located in the Delta. I want to thank Supervisor Mary Piepho for bringing together all the governmental agencies to accomplish what we were originally told would never happen.”

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Spraying began this week on the 350 acres in Discovery Bay and approximately 100 acres in Bethel Island. Pellets filled with the non-toxic chemical fluridone are shot through a blower into the water and will continue to be administered once a week for eight to 12 weeks. Follow-up tests will be conducted daily to chart the effectiveness and safety of the treatment. Residents who see a stray pellet or two on their docks are advised to simply brush them into the water. Because the herbicide is slow acting, residents won’t be able to spot immediate and dramatic improvement. “It is critical to remember that it will take a few weeks to see any changes,” said DBW Public Information Officer Gloria Sandoval. “And at that time, the tips of the weeds will begin to look pinkish or whitish. So we’re really urging people to leave the weeds alone and give the treatment time to do its job.” So far, the DBW has committed to the program for only the current season. “Treatment is just for this year, and based on the results, we’ll see what happens in the future,” said Sandoval. “Egeria densa has never been eradicated, but it can be controlled and it does react to treatment. We’re hopeful it will be effective in the treated areas.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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ntioch residents Debra and Roger Minaker took their Hometown Weekly Newspaper to Australia on a trip that included a 12-day cruise to New Zealand on the Sun Princess. They’re seen here with a copy of the Antioch Press on a platform reached by catamaran from Hamilton Island, Australia to the Great Barrier Reef. Their snorkeling adventure took place on Debra’s birthday. Thanks, Debra and Roger, for taking us Down Under in more ways than one.

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Is This the Bottom? Is this a Good Time to Buy? Home Affordability by Joan Grimes, Esq. Lately, everyone seems to want to know whether I think this is the bottom and do I think this is a good time to buy a house? The short answer is that home affordability depends on a person’s financial situation. We have just gone through an economic cycle where the home affordability model was determined by how much house one could buy for the lowest monthly payment. As we can see, there are significant problems with this economic model. I would argue that a better economic model for home affordability is either (1) how much secured debt can you pay off prior to retirement or (2) is the price-rent ratio on the home appropriate given the investment of funds. A good rule of thumb is that a person can payoff 2-2.5 times their gross household income in secured debt over the course of their working life and go on vacation and have a child or two. Therefore, if a family’s average gross household income is $100,000, they should not have a home loan which exceeds $250,000. This is assuming a 30 year fixed loan. If a borrower has less than 30 years remaining work time, the amount should be reduced accordingly. If the home loan is kept to 2-2.5 time gross household income, there will be adequate income for retirement savings which will be needed to eat when we can no longer work. Anything more than 2-2.5 will cause the finances to be out of balance and risk inadequate savings for retirement. Another way to look at this economic model is to see the value of the investment in relation to rent paid for a similarly situated property. If you could rent the house you need for $2,500 per month, your yearly rental expense is $30,000. If you currently have debt against the same house of $600,000, then the price to rent ratio is 20. What this means is that you would have to rent that same house for 20 years before you would have 1 dime in profit assuming you were paying principal. Since the likelihood that you are going to live in the same house

for 20 years is not great and you are not paying principal equal to rent, it probably is not a good investment. That is the reason that we would like to see the price to rent ratio less than 10, if possible. If the price to rent ratio is 10 or less, you should be able to afford a 30 year fixed mortgage on the property with 20% down payment and still save the first 10% of income for retirement. In conclusion, this is probably not the bottom based upon what people can really “buy” in a home and price-rent ratio are just starting to make sense in parts of Contra Costa County. There is still a huge “speculator” part of the market in Contra Costa County as indicated by the amount of debt against real property given the average household income in Contra Costa County. But there will always be speculators; I just don’t encourage you to be one of them. It is better to watch them on TV. If you are having financial problems, seek legal counsel. You did not make this real estate meltdown. There are serious personal liability and tax consequence of a short sale and foreclosure. Make sure you understand your legal rights prior to undertaking either a short sale or allowing your property to be foreclosed. Do not lose sleep and your sanity worrying about financial problems. Help is available to you just like it was to the Bank, Investment Companies and the Insurance Companies. WE ARE A DEBT RELIEF AGENCY. WE HELP PEOPLE FILE BANKRUPTCY RELIEF UNDER THE BANKRUPTCY CODE. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT PROVIDED AS LEGAL ADVICE AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON IN MAKING ANY DECISION REGARDING A VOLUNTARY DEFAULT, SHORT SALE, FORECLOSURE OR BANKRUPTCY. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR OBTAINING TAX & LEGAL ADVICE REGARDING AN INDIVIDUAL SITUATION. © 2010 GRIMESBKLAW. COM

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Editor: If Cicero was right that if you have a garden and a library you have everything you need, then maybe Contra Costa County isn’t doing so bad after all. Seems that just when you maybe thought that the county library system had surpassed reinvention, it outdoes itself again. Little wonder, then, that the 26-branch organization is in the running for National Library System of the Year honors. We’ll know that outcome, incidentally, in early May. Think of it: despite shrinking revenues affecting new material purchases, we are on track to break 7 million circulation by June 30, the fiscal year end. Seems we just topped the magical 5 million barrier and then soon thereafter exceeded the 6 million marker. To boot, the county library website got over three million virtual visits last year. Along the way, the library keeps adding astonishing adaptations like the national trailblazing three Librarya-Go-Go automated book dispensers at BART and shopping malls; LINK+ which allows users to order a book from over 20 library systems and a 23 million collection throughout California and Nevada; the option of having books mailed directly to your home; online student homework help with expert tutors; databases like Opposing Viewpoints and the Gayle Reference Library. How about storytime podcasts, audio or e-books, or the options of posing a question to your local librarian by phone, text or chat-line? Or the Brainfuse Adult Lifelong Learning Center that offers practice exam test centers in GED or citizenship, live Microsoft Office tutoring, or 24-hour turn-around critiques of your resumé.

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The latest iteration, Discover and Go is one of my favorites, though. Simply go online and you can reserve free or discounted tickets to over 30 Bay Area museums and cultural institutions including the likes of the Asian Art Museum, Blackhawk Car Museum, California Shakespeare Theater, Cartoon Art Museum, Chabot Space and Science Center, Lawrence Hall of Science, San Francisco Zoo, San Jose Tech Museum and, for something completely different, the USS Hornet submarine. I can happily report that the family and I just got back from the Charles Schultz museum in Santa Rosa. Arcade junkie? We’ve got the Pacific Pinball Museum in Alameda to set your wheels spinning. How about visiting the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, the only place on the planet with an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum and a four-story tall rain forest, all sharing one roof with over 40,000 live animals. We Antioch folks are particularly blessed that the county has funded staff for a second city library at Prewett Park. The adjacent Gateway Learning Center 20-station computer lab is a bonus, as is the fact that that the two Antioch facilities are staggering their hours to stretch public availability. Of course, the modestly sized library has a limited selection but was built so that expansion could easily take place. Remember, too, one can order a book from anywhere in our current library system to be dropped off in two to three days at Prewett. Borrowing from other joined systems would, naturally, take longer. To connect to this fascinating matrix, come in person, call 800-984-4636 or go to www.ccclib.org. Given all the angst befalling our town, our state, our country and our world, the county library’s good news is a refreshing tonic. It echoes the inscription at the fabled library of Thebes: “Libraries, the medicine chest of the soul.” Walter Ruehlig Antioch Representative, CCC Library Commission

Judgments get in the way

Editor: To this day we sit and wonder why things happen for no reason. Why people in our lives have to leave. Or why so much judgment is given to someone just by the way they look. For instance, if you have a lot of tattoos/piercing, people look at it as you have “mental” problems. If you actually thought it over, you would

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understand tattoos are an expression of art and art is expressed in different ways, whether on skin, paper, statues, etc. Just because we aren’t from a generation where tattoos are looked down on doesn’t mean we aren’t amazing people. Judgment is given in many ways, physical and mental. I’m bi-polar, and 95-percent of the time, people who hear that automatically judge me as “psycho.” They don’t understand the chemical imbalance and that it’s not the persons fault, but think people with schizophrenia, bi-polar, OCD and dyslexia are freaks, and even sometimes they pull the card “its all in your mind.” Of course they would think that because they don’t understand. Other judgments are also based off past addictions such as alcohol and drugs. You hear about people that went to rehab and are still 100-percent sober but then some people still call them drug addicts, which yes, even though they are clean they are still called that, but do you think they want to hear that? Sure, you all think it’s the right thing because you were never addicted – you don’t know what they went through so you are quick to judge by what the books say. People fight that war and some don’t win, but in the end, to those who succeed you should give credit too. Judgment comes in all shapes and sizes. People who are overweight constantly get called names by people who don’t understand, and mostly its people skinnier than them. How do you know they aren’t wonderful people on the inside but you won’t give them that chance because you have already placed them in a category? Skinny people get judged too. They get called names such as anorexic and bulimic, mostly by people bigger. How do you know that’s just how their body is? And even if they are what you are saying, do you know why or what happened to them to be this way? I used to be heavier, and when I lost weight, people didn’t congratulate me; instead, they had to spread drug rumors. Race is another form of judgment. I won’t get to into this one too much, but for years, nationalities have been clashing and fighting. It doesn’t matter who you are – get to know someone before you pull out a gun. High schools are also huge on judgment. For instance: band = band geek; football = jock; cheerleader = preppy – three huge categories. Prom king and prom queen are based off looks, no matter how much anyone wants to deny it. You would never see someone that had braces and is heavier

and not so pretty up there. And if they were, it would be a sick joke for the school to feel better about themselves. Last but not least: relationships. This is a fun one. I can actually use myself as an example. I have walls due to what has happened in the past and I am very quick to push someone away that I have a feeling might turn out to be someone amazing. I’m scared and insecure and I am also a very firm believer in the decisions in life that you make. I most likely won’t be able to ever get married because of my fears. I don’t want kids and that means no adopting. I tell guys this from the start and still they think they can change me and in the end it falls apart. We deal with judgment every day and always will, but just remember: no one will ever have anything good to say, so do everything for yourself and just keep smiling. No one should ever make you feel bad about yourself. Amanda K. Buys Brentwood

Deepest appreciation from Japan

Editor: One month ago, on March 11, the people of Japan were hit by a massive disaster. As the shocking tolls on human life and damages continue to be assessed, our nation is focused on the hard tasks of caring for those in need and reconstruction. Since this tragedy, Californians throughout the state have joined with millions across the globe to extend their prayers and assistance to the Japanese people. How can we begin to thank everyone for so many calls, e-mails, donations and other forms of support? On behalf of the people of Japan, please accept our deepest appreciation for your compassion and friendship. Japan will never forget this kindness during the difficult hours, days and months ahead. Of course, Japan is challenged to manage a catastrophe of this unprecedented magnitude. Yet we are not alone. We are aided by the kindness of Americans, including approximately 20,000 U.S. military personnel, the Coast Guard and government experts from within many fields of nuclear crisis management and disaster relief. As we work together, it is my hope that we will be able to report good news sooner rather than later. As the situation evolves, please continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Hiroshi Inomata Consul General of Japan in San Francisco


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A sampling of recent law enforcement activity reported by East County police departments. BRENTWOOD April 2, 8:41 a.m. An unidentified person stole the license plate of a vehicle parked on Rockwell Street. April 2, 10:45 a.m. On Sand Creek Road at Brentwood Boulevard, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to be driving on a suspended license. April 2, 11:25 a.m. An unidentified person used the personal information of a resident of Bountiful Way to make unauthorized charges on a credit card. April 2, 12:11 p.m. A driver rear-ended on the Highway 4 Bypass at Sand Creek Road complained of pain and was transported to a local hospital. April 2, 6:05 p.m. On Garin Parkway at Sunset Road, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. A passenger in the vehicle was found to be under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant. Both were arrested and released on a Promise To Appear. April 3, 12:35 a.m. A subject was arrested for tampering with a vehicle parked on Shawne Place. April 3, 5 a.m. On the Highway 4 Bypass at Sand Creek Road, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and sustained fatal injuries. April 3, 2:55 p.m. On Marsh Creek Road at Sellers Avenue, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to be driving without a license. April 4, 12:53 p.m. The credit card of a resident of Williams Court was used by an unidentified person in Colombia. April 4, 4:36 p.m. Two bullets were found in the parking lot of a business on Balfour Road. April 4, 4:45 p.m. An unidentified person entered a locked vehicle parked on Sand Creek Road and stole a stereo system, two iPod nanos and a cell phone charger. April 4, 8:58 p.m. A subject caught stealing a bra from a business on Lone Tree Way was arrested and released on a Promise To Appear. April 5, 1:54 a.m. On Somersville Road in Antioch, a Brentwood K9 assisted Antioch

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police in the successful apprehension of a subject suspected of assaulting an Antioch police officer. April 5, 8:25 a.m. An unidentified person set building material on fire at a construction site on Third Street. No damage was caused to the structure. April 5, 1:15 p.m. An unidentified person wrote inappropriate words on the truck of a resident of Tango Lane and left a bullet underneath the windshield wiper. April 5, 3:17 p.m. An unidentified person telephoned a resident of Tiffany Drive and threatened to harm her boyfriend if she did not send money. April 5, 4:40 p.m. An unidentified person entered a residence on Garland Way, possibly through an unlocked door, and stole a laptop computer and cell phone charger. April 5, 5:22 p.m. An unidentified person gained access to an unlocked residence on Sunlight Drive and stole two Playstation 3s, one Xbox, a 42-inch TV, three laptop computers and cash. April 5, 5:21 p.m. A resident of Vernazze Court received a returned check that had been fraudulently inscribed with his bank account information and his forged signature. April 5, 5:25 p.m. A subject who stole shirts from a business on Lone Tree Way was arrested and released on a Juvenile Affidavit. To view the Brentwood Police Department’s public logs on the city’s Web site, visit www.ci.brentwood.ca.us/department/ pd/reports/index.cfm. ANTIOCH April 10, 1:52 p.m. Officers of the Antioch Police Department responded to the report of a drive-by shooting in the vicinity of Sycamore Drive and Banyan Way. Upon arrival, officers located the suspect vehicle and attempted to stop it. In the vehicle pursuit that ensued, one of the suspects jumped out of his vehicle in the vicinity of Lemontree Way. He was apprehended by officers and found in possession of a handgun. The suspect vehicle ultimately crashed into a small wall in front of a residence on Gloucester Court. The driver and rear passenger were taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit. Evidence of the shooting was discovered at 1600 Sycamore Drive. No victims were located, but a building in the vicinity was struck by several

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A subject caught stealing a bra from a business on Lone Tree Way in Brentwood was arrested and released on a Promise To Appear. April 4, 8:58 p.m. rounds. All three suspects – an 18-year-old male Bay Point resident and two 21-yearold male Antioch residents – were arrested on multiple charges related to the shooting and other offenses. Those with information regarding this case should call the Antioch Police Department at 925-778-2441. OAKLEY March 31 – Vehicles were towed from the 4300 block of Mahaffey Way and the 5000 block of Jersey Island Road. March 31 – Incidents of battery were reported on the 100 block of Applegate Lane and on the 3800 block of Marsh Way. March 31 – A vehicle parked on the 5300 block of Lakespring Drive was burglarized. March 31 – Forgery was reported on the 1700 block of Domaine Way. March 31 – On the 2000 block of Main Street, a subject was found in possession of a switchblade. April 1 – On the 1900 block of Cypress Court, a subject was arrested for receiving stolen property. April 1 – A vehicle parked on the 1600 block of Edgewood Drive was stolen. April 1 – A subject was found in possession of dangerous drugs on the 5500 block of Bridgehead Road. April 1 – On Chianti Way at Salgado Avenue, a subject was found under the influence of drugs. April 2 – On W. Acme Street at Hall Street, a subject was arrested for public intoxication. April 2 – A stolen vehicle was recovered from Drake Court at Gardenia Avenue. April 3 – Arrest warrants were served on Empire Avenue at Laurel Road. April 3 – On Harvest Circle at Harvest Drive, on Harvest Drive at Laurel Road and on the 1700 block of Pecan Court, subjects were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. April 3 – Residences on the 5000 block of Teixeira Way and 1200 block of Fetzer Lane were burglarized. April 4 – A vehicle accident with property damage took place on the 1000 block of Neroly Road. April 5 – A resident of the 200 block of Hearthstone Circle was the victim of identity theft. April 5 – Trespassing was reported on the

1000 block of Neroly Road. April 5 – A vehicle accident with injuries took place on O’Hara Avenue at Vintage Drive. April 5 – A vehicle was towed from Hampton Way at Laurel Road. April 6 – Arrest warrants were served on Main Street at Neroly Road, and the 200 block of O’Hara Avenue. April 6 – A residence on the 100 block of Ridge Crest Court was burglarized. April 7 – On the 5400 block of Live Oak Avenue, a subject was found in violation of a custody order. April 8 – A subject was arrested for shoplifting at a business on the 2500 block of Main Street. April 9 – Arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol were made on Main Street at Vintage Parkway, Burgundy Drive at West Cypress Road, the 900 block of Main Street, Alder Drive at West Cypress Road, Vintage Parkway at Walnut Meadows Drive, and West Cypress Road at Waterford Way. April 10 – A stolen vehicle was recovered from Lorenz Drive at Salgado Avenue. April 10 – An adult was reported missing from the 200 block of Clearwood Drive. DISCOVERY BAY March 22 – Strong-arm robberies were reported on Lakeshore Circle at Winchester Loop, and on Lakefront Loop at Lakeshore Circle. March 22 – Battery was reported on the 3500 block of Yacht Drive. March 24 – On the 100 block of Grand Way, a subject was found in possession of an unlawful weapon. March 25 – A marine hazard was removed from 5900 block of Marina Road. March 25 – A vehicle parked on the 2400 block of Bodega Court was burglarized. March 25 – A residence on the 4200 block of Beacon Place was burglarized. March 25 – Grand theft from a vehicle was reported on the 1000 block of Berkshire Court. March 30 – A vehicle was towed from the 14800 block of Highway 4. March 31 – Arrest warrants were served on the 1900 block of Wilde Drive and the 2400 block of Yosemite Way. March 31 – Vandalism was reported on the 300 block of Coronado Court.


Trevor’s Weekly Mortgage Matters Wisdom Can come from many sources and is passed down from one generation to the next in hopes of bettering that generations chance for success. Teachers teach their students, trainers train their trainees, and grandparents go on and on (in a good way) to their grandkids just to list a few. Then you have the always popular trial and error method: Learning doesn’t happen from failure itself but rather from analyzing the failure, making a change, and then trying again. To ensure you gather the Wisdom found in this article, before attempting the trial and error method please continue reading… As written in the New Living Translation (NIV) Proverbs 17:18, “It’s poor judgment to guarantee another person’s debt or put up security for a friend.” In other words, good intentions can ruin you financially. Friends, family members, or even those passing down their Wisdom onto you will, from time to time, need help financially. When this happens that individual will approach you on their best behavior and sell themselves as the greatest thing since The Book of Proverbs. During these sometimes awkward few seconds you only have to remember one thing – that same person did not seem all that amazing in the eyes of their creditor. Co-signing for anyone is a very serious deal. You are taking full responsibility for that loan and basically trusting someone

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else to repay it. If they don’t repay it then you’ll be taking the fall, the complete fall as if it was your loan because it is your loan. In this day and age, the stories are truly heartbreaking for those who co-signed for someone else’s home only to have that someone turn their back on their obligations (and you) and walk away from the home. Trust me, a move like that doesn’t just effect your relationship…it effects your finances. You now have the same foreclosure they have – which lasts for seven years – or you have the same short-sale – that lasts for 2-5 years – they have. Any way you slice it, as I stated above, your good intentions have left you in financial ruins. So, the next time a friend, family member, co-worker, or stranger asks you to cosign on their loan tell them no way. Quote The Book of Proverbs verse 17:18, tell them you don’t want to risk your relationship, let them know now is not a good time for you to be taking on more debt…whatever you have to tell them (as long as you don’t lie) to make sure you don’t take responsibility for their debt. A little Wisdom goes a long way, and in the long run they’ll either understand you’re reasoning, or you’ll understand why you said no from the start. If you have any real estate lending related questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to write me at tfreymortgages@yahoo.com or call me directly on my cell phone, (925) 726-1444.

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Refocused Falcon finding his groove by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer

Tattooed across Jeff Matteri’s chest, the message is hard to miss and harder for him to ignore: “Passion equals success.” It’s a saying of Matteri’s father. The top singles player on Freedom High’s varsity tennis team, Matteri plays with a passion that has made him one of the better athletes in the Bay Valley Athletic League. Earlier this season, that emotion got the best of him. Opposing Heritage’s No. 1 last month, the fiery yet talented Kyle Reynolds, Matteri started to fall behind. Having lost a couple of tough tournament matches in the past few days, Matteri was frantically trying to regain control of his game. But after Matteri dropped the first set to Reynolds 1-6, he started to unravel. In the middle of the second set, down 3-4, Matteri shut down and defaulted. He told Falcons head coach Steve Amaro that he was quitting, walked off the court and into his car. “Going in, I knew I wasn’t playing my best tennis,” said Matteri, who also played guard for the varsity basketball

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Freedom’s Jeff Matteri, a senior, has been able to regain the top spot on the Falcons’ singles tennis ladder. team. “In the first game, I just started to let my head take over. Once I lost the final set point in the first set, it was like: I don’t even want to play anymore. It took over

my whole mind.” Amaro pleaded with Matteri, asking him to just take some time off, but the headstrong senior didn’t want to look

back. The coach tried not to let Matteri’s departure hurt the team, and promoted junior Justin Monge to the top spot. Monge responded by winning his first two matches as the leader of the squad. But after a while, Matteri felt empty when he’d leave school at the end of the day, bypass the tennis courts and go home. He’d been a member of the team since his sophomore year. It felt unnatural to not participate in practice. Things really clicked for Matteri when he accompanied his girlfriend, Freedom cheerleader Kirsten Hulsey, to the United Spirit Association High School Spirit Nationals in Anaheim. He watched as her team struggled early on in the competition, but relaxed enough to bounce back and win it for the second year in a row. The lesson Matteri learned? He didn’t need to always be aggressive. He could calm down and have fun. “I just thought: maybe I should do that with my sport,” Matteri said. “When I saw how much fun she was having cheerleading, it brought me back to the roots of why I play tennis.” While watching tennis on TV one day, see Refocused page 22A

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Deer Valley sophomore pitcher Tyler Vistalli was masterful against Antioch on Tuesday, pitching a complete-game, one-hit shutout.

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DV pounces on Panthers by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer

In his first start of the season, Deer Valley High sophomore pitcher Tyler Vistalli was tasked with facing crosstown rival Antioch in Tuesday’s Bay Valley Athletic League opener. While Vistalli rose to the occasion, spinning a one-hit shutout, he got plenty of help from the Wolverines offense, which put up six runs in the second inning en route to an 8-0 home victory. Junior third baseman Joshua Manci went 3-for-3, drove in a run and stole two bases. Junior rightfielder Marcos Martinez

finished 2-for-4 and notched two RBIs. Junior shortstop Thomas Riley had a 2-for-3 day with two runs and an RBI. Vistalli went the distance, striking out seven and allowing just an infield single in the second inning to senior designated hitter Jesse Pinkham. Vistalli’s previous appearances this year have come only in relief, where he has fanned 11 in 16 innings and posted a 0.44 earned run average. “He came out, threw strikes, went after the hitters,” manager Dennis Luquet said. “He’s throwing really well, and I wanted to win the first league game, so I started him.” see Pounces page 23A

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eritage golfer Chris Maxwell and the rest of the Patriots were to face defending Bay Valley Athletic League champion Deer Valley on Wednesday (weather permitting) in a matchup of two of the league’s top squads. On Tuesday, Maxwell shot the best score, carding a 40 as the Patriots topped Antioch 213-249 at the par-37 Lone Tree Country Club. Visit www.thepress.net to see how Heritage fared against the Wolverines.

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Patriots out-slug Falcons in league opener by Michael Dixon Staff Writer

The Bay Valley Athletic League softball season got underway Tuesday with a match-up between two of the top teams in the league. Boosted by three home runs and strong pitching from junior Lisa Rodrigues, the Heritage High varsity softball team defended its home field, beating Freedom 10-6. The Patriots scored four runs in their half of the first inning, an effort offset by the Falcons’ two-run first inning and three-run second. But Rodrigues got tough and allowed only one more run, which came by a passed ball in the last inning. In total, she struck out 11 Freedom hitters, including the final three, which squashed a potential Falcons rally. “I just started moving the ball and spinning it better,” said Rodrigues, who helped her own cause by hitting a threerun homer in the first inning. “That was down the middle. It was supposed to be an inside screwball, but she missed down the middle.” Freedom sophomore pitcher Madison Williams had an up-and-down day, allowing 10 runs on 10 hits, walking four and hitting two batters. Of the 18 outs she recorded, 15 came by way of a strikeout. In the bottom of the fifth, as Heritage was nursing a 65 lead, sophomore first baseman Alli Ramirez came up to bat with sophomore third baseman Malia Rivers and junior second baseman Marissa Ortiz on base. Ramirez, who was 0-for-3 with three strikeouts at that point, hit a home run to straightaway center field. After that, senior right fielder Deni Yandell, who had also struck out three times, broke the game open by blasting a homer of her own, giving the Patriots a 10-5 lead. Nine of the 10 runs that Heritage scored came with two outs. “We’ve got to bear down,” said Freedom head coach Jeff Jonas. “That’s mental. That’s where we’ve got to get tougher.

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Heritage junior infielder Marissa Ortiz prepares to tag out Freedom’s Brianna Simpson on a steal attempt in the Patriots’ 10-6 victory on Tuesday. We didn’t get a lot of ground balls today. It was feast or famine. We were either going to walk them or strike them out.” The Falcons got on the board first when junior third baseman Brianna Simpson drilled a two-run single. After the Patriots scored four runs in the bottom of the first, Freedom charged right back to take the lead. Senior center fielder Malena Padilla drew a bases-loaded walk, followed immediately by sophomore catcher Iniki Kaleialii’s two-run single that put the Falcons up 5-4. Many of those runs were scored with help from the Pa-

seed next season, said that since Matteri has come back, he’s a changed guy. Instead of shouting at bad calls, he’s able to take a deep breath and move on to the next point. That kind of focus has helped not only Matteri, but Freedom, which hopes to compete along with Heritage and Deer Valley for BVAL supremacy. “He’s keeping his emotions inside

triots, who committed four errors. “We cut down on our errors, and we can play,” Patriots head coach Ron Rivers said. “For some reason, we have one ‘Oh my God’ inning a game. If we can cut down on those, we will be a really tough team to beat.” The varsity win completed a sweep for the Heritage softball teams. The junior varsity team was trailing 5-2 in the bottom of the sixth, but scored three runs to tie the contest. The following inning, they scored a run to win the game 6-5. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

just a little bit more than usual,” Monge said. “I knew he’d be back, so I’m not surprised. He just had to cool himself down. It’s good to have him back on the team.” In Matteri’s first match back on March 31, he defeated Liberty’s No. 1 singles athlete, Kenny Roman, in two sets. The Falcons swept the Lions in the first

installment of tennis’ version of the Bell Game. After Freedom’s 6-3 loss to Heritage on Tuesday, the team is 8-7 with an 4-3 record in BVAL play. “He’s a new man since he’s come back,” Amaro said. “He’s no longer subject to his emotions; he’s in control of his emotions.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Patriot’s rehab on track Correspondent Near the end of the 2009 cross country season, Heritage High senior runner Eric Morford was stricken with an injury to his right knee that caused him to miss most of the following spring’s track season. He recovered enough to return to the track team in the final stretch of his junior year. As a junior, the only race his knee would allow him to run was the 800 meters. Now, as a senior, the 800 is the shortest race he runs – a race in which he finished third at last year’s Bay Valley Athletic League Track Championships, right behind teammates Jacob Bradley and Brandon Brum. “Last track season, I probably worked out only about five minutes on the track itself,” said Morford. “Every other day, I would come here and do wall squats and anything else that I would do in physical therapy that I could do out here.” This year, head coach Kevin Bain normally runs Morford in the 800- and 1,600meter races. Occasionally, he will also run the 3,200-meter event. Still undergoing physical therapy, Morford said his knee isn’t 100 percent but well on the way to recovery. The improvement allows him to set ambitious goals. “I’d like to go to (North Coast Section finals), then to Meet of Champions to qualify for state,” he said. “Before, I didn’t really want to set specific goals. But honestly, this season just feels great. Anything will feel better than last season.”

A n other of Morford’s goals is to run track in college, although he’s unsure of where that will be. T h e Meet of Champions takes place over Memorial Day Weekend, and Morford’s best hope of getting there is in the 1,600-meter event. Currently, his best time at that distance is 4 minutes, 22 seconds. To qualify, he’ll likely need to shave three seconds off that time. Dennis Tracy, who coaches the Patriots distance runners, believes Morford is headed in the right direction. “He’s doing good workouts,” Tracy said. “He’s getting stronger, so he’s able to finish races better. It’s all going to be a matter of the last 300 meters, getting that fourth spot.” In recognition of Morford’s work ethic, Tracy named him one of the team’s captains. Morford never misses a practice and always does what he’s asked – a fact not lost on Bain. “He leads; he’s a quiet leader,” said Bain. “He leads by example, by the hard work that he puts in on the track and by the results he achieves.”

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Dal Porto Ranch show team members, from left, are Margaret Neely, Hailey Powers, Whitney Peek, Megan Silveira, Mariah Piepho (in front), Alexis Steele and Carol Dal Porto.

Dal Porto Ranch show team shines brightly It was a wet and wild weekend at the Spring Gold N Grand horse show held recently at the Murieta Equestrian Center in Rancho Murieta. Six members of the Brentwood-based Dal Porto Ranch show team and their trainer, Carol Dal Porto, braved the elements and mud to compete in a variety of western classes. Most of the team had not experienced a show during such inclement weather, but each of them came ready and prepared to compete. Mariah Piepho was a first-time competitor at Gold N Grand. She and Spank My Wranglers came home with two top-five finisher belt buckles for showmanship and walk/jog trail in the 18-and-under class. Megan Silveira and Zipped N Invested earned four top-five finisher buckles in showmanship, horsemanship, pleasure and walk/ jog trail in the 13-and-under and 18-and-under classes. Hailey Powers and Lark N Happy earned a reserve champion belt buckle for showmanship (13 and under) and a third-

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Disaster from page 1B there’s no way to know when or where a cataclysmic event will occur. But that doesn’t mean East County residents should adopt an ignorance-is-bliss attitude. Steps can be taken to prepare for the worst, and the recent events in Japan are proof that people need to take any precautions possible to enhance their chance for survival. THREATS TO EAST COUNTY East County is tucked away from major fault lines, but that doesn’t mean a major quake in this area isn’t possible. In the network of faults that runs through California, the Mt. Diablo Thrust Fault lies along the west base of the mountain, a few miles south of Antioch, southwest of Oakley and west of Brentwood. Although the fault moves an average of only 4 millimeters per year, it poses the threat of a large-scale earthquake, which the USGS suggests could occur in the next 150 years. Those numbers encourage many to assume they won’t be around when a largescale quake occurs, but earthquakes aren’t the only threats to East County. Floods, fires, heat waves and other natural disasters pose a risk, plus disasters such as a chemical spill caused by a derailed train, or a natural gas explosion such as the incident that occurred last year in San Bruno. ON THE COVER: Visitors take in the scenery from the Los Vaqueros Reservoir. Authorities believe the reservoir’s dam can withstand any likely earthquake, but the facility is one East County disaster managers have taken into consideration.

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Modern buildings in East County, such as Brentwood’s new city hall, are built with earthquake-resistant architectural features such as the steel plate gussets visible on a recent tour of the under-construction facility. “These large-scale emergencies are impossible to predict,” said Lt. Ben Tolero of the Brentwood Police Department. “You never know what’s going to happen. A plane could crash here. You never know. It could happen anywhere. There’s no way to predict what’s going to happen, so you just need to be prepared for everything.” CALIFORNIA LEADS THE WAY Although emergencies can’t be predicted, local governments and agencies discuss and rehearse emergency preparedness protocols annually. Tolero and the emergency ser-

vices team recently updated the Brentwood emergency preparedness plan and will present the revised document to the City Council this spring. Tolero said he reviews the plan every year, and the police department and the city take part in training exercises to make sure staff knows what to do should a large-scale event occur. “Brentwood has an emergency operations plan. Every municipality should have a plan in place,” Tolero said. “There are guidelines for protocols about how you manage the event. There is a hierarchy system so that

we know who does what as far as planning, logistics, finance and operations. We already know who is responsible for what, so when an event occurs, we are ready to manage the situation.” California is the first state in the union to require cities to follow an integrated system to improve communication between agencies that respond to an emergency. The state’s Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) is a compilation of laws and regulations followed by city governments, police departments, fire departments and other agencies to keep everyone on the same page so that the reaction to an emergency is efficiently coordinated. Per System standards, every city must maintain an Emergency Operations Services location to activate in the event of a disaster or emergency. In Brentwood, the police department headquarters includes a room dedicated to emergency operations management, complete with televisions, a phone network, wireless Internet, whiteboards for diagrams and maps, plus dozens of binders filled with strategies and protocols for managing an event. Another part of SEMS involves identifying objects at risk should a natural disaster occur. Such objects are older buildings, possibly with shaky foundations or otherwise not in conformance to building safety codes. SEMS helps cities identify problem areas, and network with local, state and federal agencies to find funding to make necessary repairs. see Disaster page 3B


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St. Anne Church in Byron is ready to serve as a Red Cross shelter in the event of an emergency. Tony Hicks, St. Anne’s business facilities manager, above, has been working with the Red Cross to train local volunteers. A supply of emergency supplies such as blankets and cots are stored on the site. worst-case scenario. It’s depressing, but they should. It’s better to plan and be prepared to help calm those fears, so if something happens, you’re ready.” NIMS was first tested when Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. Despite an organized effort, federal, state and local resources were overextended, and not enough personnel or supplies were in place to help those in need. Montgomery said that since it’s not

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ments know how to react to the situation. City staff in Antioch, Brentwood and Oakley are regularly trained and updated on protocols so that emergency responses are fresh in their minds. If they need further assistance, guides similar to sports teams’ playbooks help staff work through emergency scenarios. The old-fashioned, hardcopy guides – contained in three-ring binders – are invulnerable to power outages that can cripple computers. “The thing we need to do as a city is be prepared for a large-scale event,” Tolero said. “It doesn’t matter what the hazard may be. We’ve prepared ourselves for a large-scale event because you never know what’s going to happen. We prepare so that we don’t have to ask, ‘What happens if …’ You already know what to do.” WHAT WOULD YOU DO? If you’re relieved to learn that the nation, states, counties and cities formulate emergency plans, one question remains: have you formulated an emergency plan for you and your family? Montgomery, Tolero and VanderKlugt all agree that residents need at least three to five days worth of supplies to get by following an emergency, including food, water and shelter. But even if you’ve already assembled your supplies, you need a plan for what to do if a disaster strikes. “It comes down to the family,” Montgomery said. “You must have a plan. Most people don’t think it’s (a large-scale emergency) going to happen in their lifetime. There are a lot of scary scenarios out there, and people don’t like thinking about the

practical for the City of Oakley to store all the food, cots, tents, extra clothing and first aid supplies sufficient to respond to a largescale disaster involving 35,000 residents, Oakleyites need to talk about what they’d do in case of an emergency and establish a plan. First, create an emergency kit for your home. This should include non-perishable foods such as canned vegetables, dry cereal,

crackers, canned meats, dried fruit and peanut butter, and water for every person in your household for a minimum of three days. Make sure to take dietary needs into consideration, and also make sure to stock baby food and snacks for children if needed. You should also keep a supply of medications, spare clothing and sturdy shoes. According to the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management website, www. sfgov.org/oes, emergency kits should include flashlights, radios and batteries, first aid kits, gloves, goggles, plates, utensils and cooking materials as well. But remember another key human necessity aside from food and shelter: you’ll want to pack garbage bags and provide access to a five-gallon bucket that can be used as a makeshift toilet. If your house is damaged and unstable, you’ll want a tent, sleeping bags and warm clothes to get you through the night in your backyard. VanderKlugt said it’s important to keep all your important documents in a protected and easily accessible case. The packet should include photos of family members should someone from your group become separated, copies of health insurance cards, drivers licenses and children’s identification cards, plus copies of personal documents such as wills – all in one place should you need to evacuate. Once you’ve created a kit, set up a plan. If you must evacuate your house, establish a rendezvous point such as the nearest streetlight or stop sign, where everyone will meet see Disaster page 5B


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neighbor on oxygen, and she’s 80 and she’s alone, you need to figure that into your plan,” Montgomery said. “We need to look after each other. You can’t expect that someone is going to come by and help her.” Brentwood has a Community Emergency Response Team comprising residents trained to assist in an emergency, but since aid might not arrive right away, neighbors should check in with each other during an emergency. Seniors If you’re a senior citizen living alone, recruit a neighbor to assist you in an emergency. The neighbor should know where your emergency kit is kept and be entrusted with a spare key to your house. Get your medical paperwork in order, including insurance papers, a list of medications and a list of medical equipment you use, including the serial numbers of these devices. Senior advocate and Press columnist Marla Luckhardt recommends that able seniors assemble an emergency kit customized to their needs. Seniors suffering from arthritis should arrange quick access to a lightweight, easy-to-use flashlight. Packaged food stored in the emergency kit should be easy to open, and those hard-to-open water bottles should be pre-opened. Diabetics should include candy bars in their kits. “The most important thing for seniors to include in their kit is a list of emergency contacts and a list of what to do,” Luckhardt said. “If they are older or have a form of dementia, they might be overwhelmed by a situation and not remember what to do. A list will help them focus and find a way to get help. The list should also include medications and food allergies or other allergies, such as a skin allergy, so that people who come to your aid will know how to best support you.” Disabled Those subject to disabilities need to create a support network of family, friends and neighbors in advance. The visually impaired should always keep a cane nearby – say, next to the bed – and a whistle to help others find them if they’re in need of rescue and can’t evacuate on their own. The hearing impaired should keep writing materials in their kit for purposes of communication, and a flashlight for attracting the attention of rescuers. The same goes for communication-impaired individuals. Those confined to a wheelchair, in adsee Disaster page 14B

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once they’re out of harm’s way. Also, establish a rendezvous point – at a school or your workplace – should an emergency occur while you’re away from home. Tolero said it’s important to establish a family contact person who lives outside the area. Land lines and cellular networks can become overwhelmed and temporarily shut down, so a contact person outside your area gives you a better chance of relaying information to family members and friends who want to know if you’re OK. Also create an emergency kit for your car in case you can’t get back to your house. For other emergency kit and plan suggestions, visit the Contra Costa Health Services website, www.cchealth.org/topics/emergencies, for other links to county, state and federal organizations providing emergency preparedness information. If an emergency occurs and you have no place to go, look for an emergency shelter set up by your city, usually in cooperation with the American Red Cross. VanderKlugt said high schools’ high-capacity grounds and cafeterias (including full kitchens) make them ideal locations. St. Anne Catholic Church in Byron has an emergency shelter that can accommodate 250 residents. It features showers and a service kitchen, and through a partnership with the Red Cross, the church received disaster start-up kits for approximately 100 people. As part of SEMS and NIMS, potential shelter locations have already been identified. The predetermined location closest to the emergency area (that hasn’t suffered structural damage) will be activated if a shelter is needed. Monitor the radio for emergency updates. Or check your cell phone. Since more and more people are using cell phones as their primary means of communication, the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office has established a mobile emergency alert system so that cell phone users have access to the latest information with the touch of a button. If an emergency occurs, the county’s emergency notification system will automatically contact residents via landlines using a reverse 9-1-1 directory. To register for this service, visit the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office website, www.cws.cccounty.us. ASSISTING OTHERS While formulating your own emergency plan is crucial, you should also take steps to look after your neighbors. “If you have a

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on April 27, 2011 at 7:30 p.m., a public hearing will be held with respect to the proposed participation by the Diablo Water District (the “District”) in the Statewide Community Infrastructure Program (the “Program”) of the California Statewide Communities Development Authority. Participation in the Program will enable property owners to finance public capital improvements and/- or development impact fees used for public capital improvements imposed on new development. The public capital improvements, if financed, will be among the public capital improvements required in connection with a given development project. The development impact fees, if financed, will be used by the District to pay for public capital improvements which will serve the District, and which will be of a type and nature authorized under the Municipal Improvement Act of 1913 (codified at California Streets and Highways Code Sections 10000 et seq.). Participation in the Program does not itself authorize the District to require additional public capital improvements or new or additional development impact fees of any property owner. The hearing will commence at 7:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, and will be held at 2107 Main Street, Oakley, California. Interested persons wishing to express their views on the participation of the District in the Program and the financing of public capital improvements and/- or development impact fees as described above will be given an opportunity to do so at the public hearing or may, prior to the time of the hearing, submit written comments to Diablo Water District, P.O. Box 127, Oakley, CA, 94561, Attention: Mike Yeraka. Diablo Water District, Secretary of the Board of Directors Oakley Decree No. 02-1273 Publish date: April 15, 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 0002299-00 The name of the business (es): MDM Enterprise Located at: 222 Hanson Lane In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Micheal David Lazar 222 Hanson 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 N/A. Signature of registrant: Mike Lazar This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 3/30/2011 By J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires 3/30/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001711-00 The name of the business (es): Creative Plant Products Located at: 1582 Autumn Valley Way In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Cynthia N. Spencer, 1582 Autumn Valley Way, 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: Cynthia N. Spencer This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 9, 2011 By: L. Barajas, Deputy Expires: March 9, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001765-00 The name of the business (es): T6 Technologies Located at: 612 Rainier Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jason Robert Smith, 612 Rainier Street, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Jason Robert Smith This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 10, 2011 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: March 10, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001821-00 The name of the business (es): VineCult Located at: 419 Del Monte Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Robert Stephen Strohmeyer, 419 Del Monte Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Robert S. Strohmeyer This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 14, 2011 By: L. Barajas, Deputy Expires: March 14, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 25, April 1, 8,15, 2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: March 19, 2011 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: PATRICIA PAT VANNASY The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 5019 LONE TREE WAY C & D ANTIOCH, CA 94531-8693 Type of license(s) Applied for: 41-On-Sale Beer and Wine- Eating Place Antioch No. 06-1617 Publish Date(s): April 1, 8, 15, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001958-00 The name of the business (es): Natural 20; Natural Twenty Located at: 3721 Dimaggio Way In: Antioch, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jason A. McBurney, 3721 Dimaggio Way, Antioch, CA 94509. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Jason McBurney This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 17, 2011 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: March 17, 2016 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: March 25, April 1, 8, 15 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 0002237-00 The name of the business (es): Miyah’s Clothing Located at: 4048 Montgomery Hill Dr In: Antioch, CA, 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Albert Jackson 4048 Montgomery Hill Drive, Antioch, CA 94531. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 3/28/2011. Signature of registrant: Albert Jackson This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 3/28/2011 By Lisa Woods, Deputy Expires 3/28/- 16 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Ronda Glantz and Daniel R. A. Wilson, 2163 Prestwick Drive, Discovery Bay, CA 94505 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Ronda Glantz, Daniel Wilson FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-0491 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Daniel Wilson and Ronda Glantz filed a petition with this court for a decree changing

names as follows: Present Name: a. Damien Alexander Glantz to Proposed Name: Daniel Ronald Alexander Wilson 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:6/6/2011 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: 3/28/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001880-00 The name of the business (es): Delta Moving Supplies; Brentwood Uhaul Located at: 2995 Taylor Road In: Byron, CA 94514 Mailing: 300 Balfour Road, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Miaja McCauley, 50 Worrell Road, Antioch, CA 94509 This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Miaja McCauley This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 15, 2011 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: March 15, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002073-00 The name of the business (es): Double C Livestock Located at: 2224 Colonial Court In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Ronald C. Campiotti, 2224 Colonial Court, 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: Ronald Campiotti This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 22, 2011 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: March 22, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 0002082-00 The name of the business (es): Larry’s Auto Electric Located at: 120 Second St, Oakley, CA, 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): (#1) Larry L. Day JR and (#2) Donna Day, 4810 Burgundy DR, Oakley, CA, 94561. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/89. Signature of registrant: Larry L Day JR This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 3/22/- 2011 By Lisa Woods, Deputy Expires 3/22/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 0002302-00 The name of the business (es): Rent Ready Services Located at: 330 Alcott Ct In: Bethel Island, CA, 94511, Mailing: P.O. Box 1231, Bethel Island, CA, 94511 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Joseph F Stokley Sr 330 Alcott Ct, Bethel Island, CA, 94511. 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 F Stokley Sr This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 3/30/2011 By R. Ramirez, Deputy Expires 3/30/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001442-00 The name of the business (es): BIRRIERIA DIAZ Located at: 7876 BRENTWOOD BOULEVARD In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): ALFREDO DIAZ AND ALICIA DIAZ, 6150 BYRON HOT SPRINGS ROAD BYRON, CA 94514. 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: Alfredo Diaz, 2/25/11 This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 28, 2011 By: Vera Mitchell, Deputy Expires: February 28, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Julian Hemmati SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Julian Hemmati FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-0531 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Julian Hemmati filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Doreen Hemmati to Proposed Name: Doreen Sarah Hemmati 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: 6/10/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each

week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: April 6, 2011 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 0002224-00 The name of the business (es): Country Baking Company Located at: 3127 Kirby Lane In: Walnut Creek, CA, 94598 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Erin Dogan Harrison 3127 Kirby Lane, Walnut Creek, CA, 94598. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 3/28/11. Signature of registrant: Erin Dogan Harrison This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 3/28/- 2011 By Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires 3/28/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 0002135-00 The name of the business (es): Tee’s Me Baby Located at: 5627 Arcadia Circle In: Discovery Bay, CA, 94505, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Michelle Garnett 5627 Arcadia Cir, 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 06/01/06. Signature of registrant: Michelle Garnett This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 03/24/2011 By Lisa Woods, Deputy Expires 03/24/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 0002187-00 The name of the business (es): ExceedCare Group Located at: 2055 Huntington Court In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Mailing: 2055 Huntington Court, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jemilee Duco 2055 Huntington 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 3/25/- 2011. Signature of registrant: Jemilee Duco This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 3/25/2011 By J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires 3/25/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0002173- 00 The name of the business (es): Define Yourself Personal Training Located at: 482 Richdale Ct. In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Leslie Montgomery 482 Richdale Ct., Bretnwood, 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 3/24/11. Signature of registrant: Leslie Montgomery This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 03/24/2011 By Elizabeth Gutierrez, Deputy Expires 3/21/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 15, 22, 29, May 5, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0002347- 00 The name of the business (es): 1) Diablo Auto Care 2)Diablo Auto Repair 3) San Ramon Boat & Trailer Located at: 15 Beta Court, In: San Ramon, CA,94583, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Diablo Auto Management Inc, 15 Beta Court, San Ramon, CA, 94583. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on April 1, 2011. Signature of registrant: Donald Ludwig This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 04/01/2011 By L. Derrick, Deputy Expires 04/01/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0002386- 00 The name of the business (es): GMR Consultants Located at: 1121 Medoc Court In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Georgi O’Keeffe 1121 Medoc Court, Brentwood, CA, 94513. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Georgi O’Keeffe GMR Consultants This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 04/04/2011 By Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires 04/04/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Joshua Fulk, 2566 Handel Way, Brentwood, CA 94513 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Joshua Fulk FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-0403 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Joshua Fulk filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Joshua Eric Fulk to Proposed Name: Joshua Eric Davis 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: 5/17/11 Time: 9:00

a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: March 16, 2011 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1312086-02 APN: 010- 480-0446 TRA: 10-001 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx7331 REF: Brechter, Clay E IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED August 05, 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On April 28, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded August 10, 2005, as Inst. No. 2005-0298599-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Clay E Brechter, An Unmarried Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 104 Heritage Way Brentwood CA 945136230 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: $396,347.94. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: April 05, 2011. (R-373933 04/08/11, 04/15/- 11, 04/22/11) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 8, 15, 22, 2011

Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: March 25, 2011 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC. as said Trustee, as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary KIMBERLY THORNE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 1820 E. FIRST ST., SUITE 210, P.O. BOX 11988 SANTA ANA, CA 927111988 We are assisting the Beneficiary to collect a debt and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose whether received orally or in writing. If available, the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or you may access sales information at www.tacforeclosures.com. TAC# 931501 PUB: 04/01/11, 04/- 08/11, 04/15/11 Brentwood Press N0. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0165877 Title Order No. 100008460 Investor/Insurer No. 1705089822 APN No. 034- 460-006-9 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/27/2007. 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, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by JOSE MANLAPAZ, III AND TERESITA MANLAPAZ , HUSBAND AND WIFE, dated 09/- 27/2007 and recorded 10/01/07, as Instrument No. 2007-0274178-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 05/- 06/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 152 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 $424,631.70. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 03/- 23/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3953371 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: 04/08/2011, 04/15/2011, 04/22/2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 0001816-00 The name of the business (es): Bernice’s Pet and Home Care Located at: 5031 Jersey Island Road In: Oakley, CA, 94561, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Bernice M. F. Hoft 5031 Jersey Island Road, 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 3/3/2011. Signature of registrant: Bernice M. F. Hoft This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 03/14/2011 By L. Derrick, Deputy Expires 03/14/16 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File # 0002148-00 The name of the business (es): J C Livestock Located at: 4175 Briones Valley Rd In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Joseph J Calleja 4175 Briones Valley RD Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1994. Signature of registrant: Joseph J Calleja This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 3/24/- 2011 By Lisa Woods, Deputy Expires 3/24/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #001549-00 The name of the business (es): Rolden, Inc Located at: 20 Laurie Drive In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513. Is hereby registered by the following owner(s):Rolden, Inc. 20 Laurie Drive 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 2/2000. Signature of registrant: Deffie D. Warren CEO (AKA) Debbie D. MartinezThis statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 3/3/11 By R. Ramirez, Deputy Expires 3/3/16 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001388-00 The name of the business (es): J.C. Painting Located at: 15 Carlyle Court In: Danville, CA 94506 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): John Clouse, 15 Carlyle Court, Danville, CA 94506. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 2/25/11. Signature of registrant: John Clouse This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 25, 2011 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: February 25, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001831-00 The name of the business (es): MICHE OF BRENTWOOD Located at: 1676 ALBANI PLACE In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): CORE COMPETENCIES INC., 2950 BUSKIRK AVENUE, SUITE 300, WALNUT CREEK, CA 94597. 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: JUANITA CARLISLE This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 14, 2011 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: March 14, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001562-00 The name of the business (es): Gourmet Pasta Express Located at: 3811 Railroad Avenue In: Pittsburg, CA 94565 Mailing: 1341 White Rock Way, Antioch, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s):Ana Longoria, 1341 White Rock Way, Antioch, CA 94531. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 3/2/11. Signature of registrant: Ana Longoria This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 3, 2011 By: Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires: March 3, 2016 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 0002271-00 The name of the business (es): AB Security Consultants Located at: 3995 Oakley Road In: Antioch, CA, 94509, Mailing: P.O. Box 787, Antioch, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Anthony Bustillos, 3995 Oakley Road, Antioch, CA, 94509. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 3/29/11. Signature of registrant: Anthony Bustillos This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 3/29/2011 By R. Ramirez, Deputy Expires 3/29/16 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0002387- 00 The name of the business (es): Events by Georgi Located at: 1121 Medoc Court In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Georgi O’Keeffe, 1121 Medoc Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Georgi O’Keeffe Events by Georgi This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 04/04/2011 By Courtney Davis, Deputy Expires 04/04/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001989-00 The name of the business (es): King Cobra Tattoo Located at: 3420 Main Street In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Shelby Scott Lozano, 200 Merlot Lane, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Shelby Lozano This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 18, 2011 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: March 18, 2016 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001514-00 The name of the business (es): Everyday Health + Wellness Located at: 181 Carol Lane In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Darlene Alisa Overset, 181 Carol Lane, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 3/2/11. Signature of registrant: Darlene Overzet This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 2, 2011 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: March 2, 2016 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002052-00 The name of the business (es): Wolverines Basketball Club Located at: 3001 Kodiak Street, #223 In: Antioch, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Richard Ward, 3001 Kodiak Street, #223, Antioch, CA 94531. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Richard Ward This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 21, 2011 By: Lisa Woods, Deputy Expires: March 21, 2016 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001657-00 The name of the business (es): Rick’s Repair On Main Located at: 3780 Main Street, #C In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Richard E. Mehan, 1439 Forest Court, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Richard E. Mehan This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on:March 7, 2011 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: March 7, 2016 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001879-00 The name of the business (es): TBSC Located at: 1701 GREENYARD COURT In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): RICHARD A. SEAMAN, 1701 GREENYARD COURT, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 7/03. Signature of registrant: RICHARD A. SEAMAN This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 15, 2011 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: March 15, 2016 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No: H521885 CA Unit Code: H Loan No: 0022083604/- FERNANDO Investor No: 581011428 AP #1: 056-090-001 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier’s, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: DIOMEDES FERNANDO, ANGELI FERNANDO Recorded August 4, 2006 as Instr. No. 2006- 0247053 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded December 30, 2010 as Instr. No. 2010-297600 in Book -- - Page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED JULY 26, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 4800 PINEVIEW WAY, ANTIOCH, CA 94531 “(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness).” Said Sale of property will be made in “as is” condition without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest as in said note provided, advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. Said sale will be held on: APRIL 21, 2011, AT 1:30 P.M. *AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) MARTINEZ, CA At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $472,028.60. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. Pursuant to California Civil


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0088613 Title Order No. 09-8255252 Investor/Insurer No. 1701194141 APN No. 017-280- 028-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/21/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: CYNTHIA LIU, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, AND MIKE DIRICKSON, AN UNMARRIED MAN AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 04/21/2006 and recorded 04/28/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0133296-00, in Book , Page ). of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 04/29/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 740 WINDING CREEK TERRACE, 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 $468,949.91. 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: 10/- 01/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY. CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY. N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3950356 04/01/2011, 04/- 08/2011, 04/15/2011 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 2011

BELOW A POINT 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO EXPLORE FOR, REMOVE OR DISPOSE OF SUCH OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GAS, HYDROCARBON AND MINERALS, BUT WITH NO RIGHT (A) TO ENTER UPON OR USE THE SURFACE OF THE LAND, (B) TO USE SUCH RIGHT IN SUCH A MANNER AS TO DAMAGE THE SURFACE OR ANY IMPROVEMENTS CONSTRUCTED OR TO BE CONSTRUCTED ON THE LAND, OR (C) TO INTERFERE WITH THE USE OF THE LAND BY GRANTEE, ITS SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS, AND PROVIDED THAT ANY EXPLORATION OR REMOVAL ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED AT OR ABOVE THE SURFACE OF ANY OTHER LAND IN THE VICINITY OF THE PROPERTY SHALL NOT OCCUR WITHIN 100 FEET FROM THE LAND, AS RESERVED IN THE GRANT DEED EXECUTED BY JAMES R. LEWIS AND DOUGLAS A. LEWIS, SUCCESSOR CO-TRUSTEES OF ELIZABETH LEWIS LIVING TRUST DATED DECEMBER 8, 1992 AND ROBERT P. LEWIS AND VIRGINIA L. LEWIS, TRUSTEES OF THE ROBERT P. LEWIS AND VIRGINIA L. LEWIS 1986 TRUST AGREEMENT, CREATED OCTOBER 1, 1986, EACH AS TO AN UNDIVIDED ‘bd INTEREST, RECORDED AUGUST 13, 2004 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 2004314968 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS. ALSO EXCEPTING THEREFROM: ALL SUBSURFACE WATER RIGHTS BELOW 300 FEET AS RELINQUISHED TO THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD ON THE FILED MAP. PARCEL TWO: EASEMENT GRANTED TO PIH-L BRENTWOOD, LLC, IN THE INSTRUMENT RECORDED AUGUST 13, 2004, INSTRUMENT NO. 2004-314969, OFFICIAL RECORDS, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: AN EASEMENT FOR PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY ACCESS AND UTILITIES, OVER A PORTION OF THE PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN THE DEED TO ELBERT OLEN FRANKLIN, TRUSTEE, RECORDED DECEMBER 14, 1990, BOOK 16300, PAGE 785, OFFICIAL RECORDS, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWESTERN CORNER OF SAID PARCEL, THENCE ALONG THE WESTERN LINE OF SAID PARCEL, S 00∫36- 02’’ W, 552 63 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE LEAVING SAID WESTERN LINE, S 89∫23- 8’’ E, 93 85 FEET, THENCE N 00∫36- 02’’ E, 11 50 FEET, THENCE, S 89∫23- 58’’ E, 200 69 FEET TO THE WESTERN LINE OF OHARA AVENUE, THENCE ALONG SAID LAST WESTERN LINE, S 01∫10- 08’’ W, 70 00 FEET, THENCE LEAVING LAST SAID LINE, N 89∫23- 58’’ W, 200 00 FEET, THENCE, N 00∫36- 02’’ E, 11 50 FEET, THENCE, N 89∫23- 58’’ W, 93 85 FEET TO SAID WESTERN LINE OF SAID PARCEL, THENCE ALONG LAST SAID LINE, N 00∫36- 02’’ E, 47 00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $565,464.09 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1238 SHELDON DRIVE BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 APN Number: 018-550-002 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- 25-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee REGINA CANTRELL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573- 1965 or www.priorityposting. com ASAP# 3951772 04/01/2011, 04/08/2011, 04/15/2011 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 2011

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 130, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 8486, FILED FEBRUARY 3, 2005, MAP BOOK 474, PAGE 10, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: RIGHTS CONVEYED AS TO THAT PORTION THEREOF DESCRIBED IN THE MINERAL RIGHTS DEED TOALFRED POMBO, ET AL, RECORDED SEPTEMBER 29, 1987, IN BOOK 13933, PAGE 165, INSTRUMENT NO. 1987-211805 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS, AS FOLLOWS: ‘’AN UNDIVIDED 50% INTEREST IN AND TO ALL OIL, GAS OR OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES, GEOTHERMAL STEAMS, BRINES AND/OR MINERALS, WHICH MAY BE FOUND BELOW 500 FEET BENEATH THE SURFACE OF THE WITHIN DESCRIBED PROPERTY.’’ RESERVING THEREFROM: 1. ALL REMAINING OIL, GAS, GEOTHERMAL STEAM, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND CHEMICAL GAS NOW OR HEREAFTER FOUND, SITUATED OR LOCATED IN ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED HEREIN LYING MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500- ) BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO SLANT DRILL FOR AND REMOVE ALL OR ANY OF SAID GAS, OIL, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS OR CHEMICAL GAS LYING BELOW A DEPTH OF MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500- ) BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO GRANT LEASES FOR ALL OR ANY OF SAID PURPOSES, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LANDS OR ANY PORTION THEREOF WITHIN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500- ) VERTICAL DISTANCE BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF. 2. ALL OVERLYING AND OTHER WATER RIGHTS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATIONS, THE RIGHT TO APPROPRIATE WATER AND DISTRIBUTE IT TO OTHER PROPERTIES WITHOUT ANY RIGHT TO THE USE OF LAND OR RIGHTS IN/OR TO ANY PORTION OF THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND. THE OWNER OF THE RESERVED WATER RIGHTS, HOWEVER, COVENANTS THAT IT WILL NOT EXERCISE THE RIGHTS RESERVED EXCEPT BELOW 100 FEET FROM THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $767,562.98 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 2898 SPANISH BAY DRIVE BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 APN Number: 007-460-130 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: 04- 06-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee LOREN LOPEZ, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting. com ASAP# 3961730 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: 04/15/2011, 04/22/2011, 04/29/2011

TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 330 GROVEWOOD LOOP, BRENTWOOD, CALIFORNIA 94513 APN#: 016-270-084 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $336,964.56. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap. com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 03/29/- 2011 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3952984 Brentwood Press Decree No. 02-1273 04/08/2011, 04/15/2011, 04/22/2011

714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0002011 4/- 1/2011 4/8/2011 4/15/2011 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 2011

charges: $232,528.97 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 2101 Lemontree Way Condominium 4 Antioch, California 94509 A.P.N.: 074-342- 036-6 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code ‘a72923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/or the timeframe for giving Notice of Sale Specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. Date: 3/17/- 2011 Western Progressive, LLC, as Trustee c/o 18377 Beach Blvd., Suite 210 Huntington Beach, California 92648 For Non- Automated Sale Information, call: (866) 960-8299 Robin Pape, Trustee Sale Assistant Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 2011

THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0002022 4/15/2011 4/22/2011 4/29/2011 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: April 15, 22, 29, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0002446 Title Order No. 11-0001997 Investor/Insurer No. 1706717698 APN No. 012- 350-052-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/20/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by MARK WALSH AND HOLLY COOK, HUSBAND AND WIFE, dated 03/20/2008 and recorded 03/24/08, as Instrument No. 2008-0061878-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 05/13/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1351 CASTELLO RANCH ROAD, 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 $396,161.67. 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: 04/- 15/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3953771 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: 04/15/2011, 04/22/- 2011, 04/29/2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: MAHSA KHORASANI SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: MAHSA KHORASANI FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-0421 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: MAHSA KHORASANI filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. MAHSA KHORASANI to Proposed Name: MAHSA BELLA GOLCHIN 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: 5/19/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: March 16, 2011 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: March 16, 2011 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: PARADISE SKATE INC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 1201 W. 10TH STREET CONTRA COSTA FAIRGROUNDS ANTIOCH, CA 94509-1406 Type of license(s) Applied for: 41-On-Sale Beer and WineEating Place Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Date(s): April 1, 8, 15, 2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 244541CA Loan No. 3018859292 Title Order No. 566525 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12-28-2007. 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 04-25- 2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 01-02-2008, Book , Page , Instrument 2008-000028200, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: MICHAEL G GAUKROGER II, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: PARCEL ONE: LOT 2, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP ENTITLED ‘’SUBDIVISION 8724’’, FILED MAY 12, 2005 IN BOOK 478, PAGE 48, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GAS, HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 444406CA Loan No. 1927228982 Title Order No. 553800 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09-28-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 05-06- 2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 10-09-2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006-031932100, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: JEFFERY A. DUPAS AND LIAN J ZHANG, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. (MERS) SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, GREENPOINT MORTGAGE FUNDING, INC., IT’S SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015000387 Title Order No.: 100048931 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/27/- 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 10/03/- 2006 as Instrument No. 20060312958-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: MICHELINE L PAQUETTE AND ROBERT TALLANT, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 04/28/2011 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE SALE TS #: CA-09-325999-RM Order #: 090792384-CA-DCO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/18/- 2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): MELANIE GUILA, A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded: 3/27/2008 as Instrument No. 2008-0066217-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/- 25/2011 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $380,722.42 The purported property address is: 2621 YORKSHIRE DR ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessor’s Parcel No. 053-680060 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. 7301 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville FL 32256 Pursuant to California Civil Code ‘a72923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [1] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [2] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line:

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No GM-260137-C Loan No 0307726939 Insurer No 0000123113532 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/17/2006. 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 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: JEFFREY C WOOTON AND KATHLEEN M WOOTON, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded 10/24/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0340000 in Book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 05/10/2011 at 10:00 A.M. Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Property Address is purported to be: 3308 SERPENTINE DR ANTIOCH, CA 94509 APN#: 068- 571-003 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $474,252.02, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 04/14/2011 EXECUTIVE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, CA 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714730-2727 lleanna Petersen, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3965160 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: 04/15/2011, 04/22/2011, 04/29/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 2010-06239 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/23/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: MICHELLE REECE, A SINGLE WOMAN Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Recorded 1/31/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0030392-00 in book ---, page -- and rerecorded on --- as --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 4/21/2011 at 1:30 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St., entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court St. (Corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. #: CA-10-388845-TC Order #: 4551573 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/11/2005. 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): MICHAEL E MOISE AND RENEE S MOISE, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 11/22/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0451876- 00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 5/- 6/2011 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $270,207.09 The purported property address is: 18 RUSSELL DR ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No. 067- 302-020-2 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, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to IBM Lender Business Process Services, Inc. (LBPS) 14523 SW Millikan Way, Suite 200 Beaverton OR 97005 Pursuant to California Civil Code ‘a72923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [1] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [2] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1312593-02 APN: 035- 365-0187 TRA: 19-051 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx3530 REF: Magana Jr, Cenobio IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED December 05, 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On April 21, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded December 13, 2005, as Inst. No. 2005-0476957-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Cenobio T Magana, Jr. and Grace Magana, Husband And Wife, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 484 Anvilwood Dr Oakley CA 94561- 2426 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: $440,111.62. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: March 30, 2011. (R-373451 04/01/11, 04/08/- 11, 04/15/11) Oakley Press No. 03-4077 Publish Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 2011

delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: March 29, 2011. (R-373228 04/01/11, 04/08/- 11, 04/15/11) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 2011

CORNER OF SAID PARCEL B (THE BEARING ON THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID PARCEL B, TAKEN AS NORTH 89∫29- 34’’ WEST, FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS DESCRIPTION); THENCE FROM SAID POINT OF EXHIBIT A LEGAL DESCRIPTION THE LAND REFERRED TO HEREIN BELOW IS SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: SERVICELINKTSG 3 Trustee’s Sale Guarantee CLTA Guarantee Form No. 22 (05/27/09) Order No.: 688410 Customer Reference: 246874CA BEGINNING ALONG SAID NORTHERLY BOUNDARY LINE SOUTH 89∫29- 34’’ EAST, 56.00 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A NON-TANGENT CURVE CONCAVE TO THE EAST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 313.38 FEET AND TO WHICH BEGINNING A RADIAL LINE BEARS NORTH 89∫29- 34’’ WEST; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY LEAVING SAID NORTHERLY BOUNDARY LINE 67.28 FEET ALONG SAID CURVE THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 12∫18- 05’’; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ON A TANGENT LINE SOUTH 11∫47- 39’’ EAST 275.43 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE WEST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 378.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY 85.03 FEET ALONG SAID CURVE THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 12∫53- 17’’ TO THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF SUBDIVISION 6969, ‘’THE SOUTH FORTY’’, AS FILED DECEMBER 15, 1989, IN MAP BOOK 340, AT PAGE 31, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDER, BEING ALSO THE MOST NORTHEASTERLY CORNER OF LARIAT LANE AS DESIGNATED ON SAID SUBDIVISION 6969; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID NORTHERLY BOUNDARY LINE, BEING A NON-TANGENT LINE NORTH 88∫54- 22’’ WEST, 56.00 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A NON- TANGENT CURVE CONCAVE TO THE WEST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 322.00 FEET AND TO WHICH BEGINNING A RADIAL LINE BEARS SOUTH 88∫54- 22’’ EAST; THENCE NORTHERLY LEAVING SAID NORTHERLY BOUNDARY 72.43 FEET ALONG SAID CURVE THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 12∫53- 17’’; THENCE NORTH 11∫47- 39’’ WEST, 91.06 FEET; THENCE NORTH 56∫47- 39’’ WEST, 28.28 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 78∫12- 21’’ WEST, 114.71 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEAST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 172.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY AND SOUTHERLY 231.49 FEET ALONG SAID CURVE THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 77∫06- 43’’; THENCE SOUTHERLY ON A TANGENT LINE SOUTH 01∫05- 38’’ WEST, 57.07 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SUBDIVISION 6969 BEING ALSO THE MOST NORTHEASTERLY CORNER OF GOLD RUN DRIVE AS DESIGNATED ON SAID SUBDIVISION 6969; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID NORTHERLY BOUNDARY LINE NORTH 88∫54- 22’’ WEST, 56.00 FEET; THENCE NORTHERLY LEAVING SAID NORTHERLY BOUNDARY LINE NORTH 01∫05- 38’’ EAST, 57.07 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEAST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 228.00 FEET; THENCE NORTHERLY AND NORTHEASTERLY 306.86 FEET ALONG SAID CURVE THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 77∫0643’’; THENCE NORTH 78∫12- 21’’ EAST, 114.17 FEET; THENCE NORTH 33∫12- 21’’ EAST, 28.28 FEET; THENCE NORTH 11∫47- 39’’ WEST, 88.37 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE EAST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 369.39 FEET; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY 79.30 FEET ALONG SAID CURVE THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 12∫18- 05’’ TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.’’ Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $852,147.58 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 4305 GOLD RUN DR OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 041-141002 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: 04- 15-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee RIKKI JACOBS, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573- 1965 or www.priorityposting.com ASAP# 3960495 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: 04/15/2011, 04/22/- 2011, 04/29/2011

Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA, FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on November 29, 2005, as Instrument No. 2005- 0458189-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CA, executed by: KATHREN THOMSON AND JAMES DANIEL THOMSON, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC., AS NOMINEE FOR DHI MORTGAGE COMPANY, LTD., L.P., as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 106 MATISSE DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee- s Sale is estimated to be $405,832.06 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary- s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier- s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee- s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: April 1, 2011 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY, TRUSTEE 135 Main St. Ste. 1900 San Francisco, CA 94105 415-247-2450 Elida Rosado Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-730 - 2727 ASAP# 3947383 04/01/2011, 04/08/2011, 04/15/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 2011

a cashier- s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee- s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: 04/11/2011 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY, TRUSTEE 3075 Prospect Park Dr., Ste 100 Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 916- 636-0114 Rozalyn Tudor Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-7302727 ASAP# 3964337 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: 04/15/2011, 04/22/- 2011, 04/29/2011

tained, 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 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, to-wit: TAX PARCEL No. 035-422-017-0 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 1508 CAMELIA COURT, 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 $371,717.48. 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 or more 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 or the borrower has surrendered the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent and that the compliance with Civil Code Section 2923.5 was made at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of this Notice of Sale. The mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: it has obtained a final or temporary order of exemption and said order is current and valid as of the date of the Notice and the time frame set forth in California Civil Code 2923.54 does not apply or California Civil Code 2923.54 does not cover this loan. Dated: 4/- 4/2011 REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Trustee By: MARILEE HAKKINEN, AUTHORIZED AGENT 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# 3953980 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: 04/08/2011, 04/15/2011, 04/- 22/2011

zation, person, or entity whose primary business us advising people who have decided to leave their homes on how to extend the foreclosure process and avoid their contractual obligations to mortgagees or beneficiaries. Regarding the property that is the subject of this Notice of Sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in California Civil Code Section 2923.53 (k) (3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this Notice of Sale is recorded. The timeframe for giving a Notice of Sale specified in Subdivision (a) Section 2923.52 does not apply to this Notice of Sale pursuant to California Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 04/01/- 2011 NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION 7720 N. 16th Street, Suite 300 Phoenix, AZ 85020 phone 602- 264-6101 Sales Line 714-730- 2727; Sales Website: www.ndscorp.com/sales Nichole Alford, TRUSTEE SALES REPRESENTATIVE ASAP# 3957984 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: 04/08/2011, 04/15/2011, 04/22/2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1312096-02 APN: 033- 290-0034 TRA: 19-029 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx7021 REF: Alvarado, Guillermo IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED April 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. On April 21, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded May 04, 2006, as Inst. No. 20060140611-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Guillermo H Alvarado, An Unmarried Man and Maria Olga Lopez, An Unmarried Woman, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 520 Mockingbird Ln Oakley CA 945613413 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: $374,299.52. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 246874CA Loan No. 3060163569 Title Order No. 688410 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 01-09-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 0506- 2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 01-18-2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006-001718800, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: BRAD NISSEN AND KAREN NISSEN, HUSBAND AND WIFE, 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: LOT 2, MAP OF SUBDIVISION 6969, FILED DECEMBER 15, 1989, MAP BOOK 340, PAGE 31, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: 1. THE RIGHTS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM ALFRED DITANO, ET AL, TO GENE B. STONEBARGER, ET UX, DATED APRIL 24, 1964, RECORDED APRIL 28, 1964, BOOK 4605, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 681, AS FOLLOWS: ‘’AN UNDIVIDED ONE-HALF INTEREST IN AND TO ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES IN AND UPON SAID LAND.’’ SAID MINERAL RESERVATION NOW AFFECTS THAT PORTION OF THE PREMISES LYING BELOW 500 FEET OF THE SURFACE WITH NO RIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY BY INSTRUMENT RECORDED JUNE 19, 1984, BOOK 11843, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 298. 2. RIGHTS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM GENE G. STONEBARGER, ET UX, RECORDED OCTOBER 17, 1985, RECORDER- S FILE NO.: 85-151098, AS FOLLOWS: ‘’AN UNDIVIDED ONE-HALF INTEREST IN AND TO ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND ALL CHEMICAL GAS NOW OR HEREAFTER FOUND, SITUATED OR LOCATED IN ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED HEREIN LYING MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500- ) BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO SLANT DRILL FOR AND REMOVE ALL OR ANY OF SAID UNDIVIDED ONE-HALF INTEREST IN AND TO ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND CHEMICAL GAS LYING BELOW A DEPTH OF MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500- ) BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LANDS OR UPON ANY PORTION THEREOF WITHIN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500- ) VERTICAL DISTANCE BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF.’’ PARCEL TWO: AN EASEMENT, NOT TO BE EXCLUSIVE, FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS AND PUBLIC UTILITIES, TOGETHER WITH ALL RIGHTS INCIDENTAL THERETO, AS AN PPURTENANCE TO PARCEL ONE ABOVE. AS DESCRIBED IN THE GRANT OF EASEMENT TO CALIFORNIA CREST DEVELOPMENT, INC., RECORDED JANUARY 20, 1990, BOOK 15623 OR, PAGE 146, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: ‘’A PORTION OF PARCEL B, AS DESIGNATED ON THE RECORD OF SURVEY FILED AUGUST 24, 1978 IN BOOK 64 OF LICENSED SURVEYORS- MAPS AT PAGE 50, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDER AND A PORTION OF THE PARCEL OF LAND GRANTED IN THE DEED TO LOUIS BEUX, ALFRED DITANO AND AMELIA BEUX DITANO, RECORDED APRIL 28, 1964 IN BOOK 4605 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS, AT PAGE 681, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDER, FURTHER DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID PARCEL B, BEING SOUTH 89∫29- 34’’ EAST 428.62 FEET FROM THE MOST NORTHWESTERLY

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 10-07972-3 CA Loan No. 0148294119 Title Order No. 100710510-CA-MSI APN 033-430-080 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED November 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On April 21, 2011, at 10:00 AM, at the Court

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 11000275 JV Loan No. 0065901647 Title Order No. 110003602CABFI APN 0373120245 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED June 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On May 5, 2011, at 10:00 AM, at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA, FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on July 11, 2006, as Instrument No. 2006021806800 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CA, executed by: ABDUL LATIF, A MARRIED PERSON, as Trustor, in favor of Wells Fargo Bank, NA, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1448 WALNUT MEADOWS DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee- s Sale is estimated to be $491,575.35 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary- s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 10-07247-3 CA Loan No. 0048937247 Title Order No. 100637869-CA-MSI APN 041-250-021-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED December 7, 2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On April 28, 2011, at 10:00 AM, at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA, FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on December 14, 2004, as Instrument No. 2004-0478558-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CA, executed by: RAYMUNDO ZAMBRANO, A MARRIED PERSON, as Trustor, in favor of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4739 LA VISTA DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee- s Sale is estimated to be $402,362.21 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary- s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier- s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee- s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: April 8, 2011 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, TRUSTEE 135 Main St. Ste. 1900 San Francisco, CA 94105 415- 247-2450 Elida Rosado Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-730 - 2727 ASAP# 3956519 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: 04/08/2011, 04/15/2011, 04/22/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. 05-FWA- 105115 APN# 035-422-017-0 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/2/- 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. On April 29, 2011, 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 JUAN FRANCISCO FLOOD, A MARRIED MAN, as Trustors, recorded on 8/10/2007, as Instrument No. 20070230140-00, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein con-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 10-33338-RC-CA YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 01/03/- 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, (cashier’s check(s) must be made payable to National Default Servicing Corporation), drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state; will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made in an “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: SERGIO ORTEGA AND SOCORRO ORTEGA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION Recorded 01/09/2007 as Instrument No. 20070006813-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California. Date of Sale: 04/28/2011 at 10:00 A.M. Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (Corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $620,501.16 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 87 HONEY LANE, OAKLEY, CA 94561 A.P.N.: 033- 030-035-1 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary declares pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5(b} and (h} (2) that the borrower has contracted with an organi-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0078989 Title Order No. 10-8328447 Investor/Insurer No. 1705112084 APN No. 037-231- 005-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/17/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by JOSEPH THOMAS FARLEY, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 09/17/2007 and recorded 09/24/07, as Instrument No. 2007- 0268567-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 05/06/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 988 ALMADEN CIRCLE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $291,496.42. 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/- 17/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3952554 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: 04/08/2011, 04/15/- 2011, 04/22/2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Denise Jones, 916 Halite Way, Antioch, CA, 94509 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Denise Jones FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-0418 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Denise Jones filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Denise Jones to Proposed Name: Denise Cappucini Jones 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: 5/16/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 3/11/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 2011


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0016995 Title Order No. 09-8055902 Investor/Insurer No. 1706339493 APN No. 037- 490-021-5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/03/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by BRYAN D FONSECA, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 03/03/2008 and recorded 03/05/08, as Instrument No. 2008-0046588-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 05/- 06/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4887 SNOWY EGRET WAY, OAKLEY, CA, 945611697. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $536,097.37. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 05/- 21/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3952458 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: 04/08/2011, 04/15/- 2011, 04/22/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0001674 Title Order No. 110001451 Investor/Insurer No. 1706628028 APN No. 068- 294-003-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/27/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by DOUGLAS A JONES, AND MARIE E JONES, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 03/- 27/2008 and recorded 04/04/08, as Instrument No. 2008-0072472- 00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 05/- 13/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to

the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 620 LYNN AVENUE, ANTIOCH, CA, 945095030. 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 $230,712.21. 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: 04/- 15/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3954047 Antioch Press No. 061617 Publish Dates: 04/15/2011, 04/22/2011, 04/29/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015012412 Title Order No.: 100776282 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/23/- 2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 01/06/- 2005 as Instrument No. 2005- 0005818-0 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: AKUNNA P MADUAKU, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 04/21/2011 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1909 SHERRY CIRCLE, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 035-374-0244 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses

and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $228,437.19. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap. com NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 03/- 22/2011 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 7951852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 3942392 04/01/2011, 04/08/2011, 04/15/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10-408064-VF Order #: 656732 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/25/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): SAMUEL A MAUGHMER, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 1/31/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0030006-00 in book XXX, page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 5/- 9/2011 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $389,957.83 The purported property address is: 4154 SEQUOIA DRIVE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No. 035-691-006 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Bank of America 475 Crosspoint Parkway Getzville NY 14068 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s

sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3947424 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: 04/15/2011, 04/22/2011, 04/29/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1246312-10 APN: 075- 540-004 TRA: 01002 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx2485 REF: Fadi, Abdul IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED May 16, 2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On April 21, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded June 02, 2008, as Inst. No. 2008-0121506-00 in book Xxx, page Xxx of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Abdul Fadi, An Unmarried Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5160 Cutler Ct Antioch CA 94531 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: $471,341.16. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For

sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: March 21, 2011. (R-374789 04/01/11, 04/08/- 11, 04/15/11) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10-409265-RM Order #: 100739456-CA-BFO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/1/- 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 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): MARK B. ANDERS, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded: 2/8/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0039174-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/- 29/2011 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $384,791.72 The purported property address is: 22 SOLITUDE CT OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No. 034- 420-026-6 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. 7301 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville FL 32256 Pursuant to California Civil Code ‘a72923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [1] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [2] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders

right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0001780 4/8/2011 4/15/2011 4/22/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 8, 15, 22, 2011

RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by SUSAN GUILLEN, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 06/05/2007 and recorded 06/12/07, as Instrument No. 2007-0169833-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 05/13/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 121 TIFFANY DRIVE, PITTSBURG, CA, 94565. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $355,216.47. 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: 04/08/2009 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# FNMA3965712 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: 04/15/2011, 04/22/2011, 04/29/2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015012251 Title Order No.: 100764147 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/18/- 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. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 06/02/- 2005 as Instrument No. 2005- 0198187-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: MARCUS MORGAN AND ANITA MORGAN, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 04/21/- 2011 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1402 YOSEMITE CIR, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 033-410-0039 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $517,508.15. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 03/23/- 2011 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3942633 04/01/2011, 04/- 08/2011, 04/15/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0117538 Title Order No. 08-8479572 Investor/Insurer No. 1704104861 APN No. 087-103-002-9 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/05/2007. 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

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Michele Govaer, 2400 Shady Willow Lane, #18C, Brentwood, CA 94513 ; Walter Govaer, 28650 Cork Oak Lane, #3212, Hayward, CA 94544 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Michele and Walter Govaer FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-0465 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Michele and Walter Govaer filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Hillary Patricia Govaer to Proposed Name: Hayleigh Patricia SchmuckerGovaer 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: 6/2/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: March 24, 2011 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011


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CALENDAR Events Friday, April 15 ‘Guide to the Galaxy’ Delta Vista and O’Hara Park middle schools present “The High Schooler’s Guide to the Galaxy” at 7 p.m. at Delta Vista, 4901 Frank Hengel Way in Oakley. A second performance is scheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $4 for adults, $3 for students and $2 for students with an ABS sticker.

Saturday, April 16 Brentwood Bazaar Check out booths from more than 100 vendors from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Brentwood Elementary, 200 Griffith Lane. From professional dealers to moms getting rid of baby stuff, there is something for everyone at this fundraiser. For more information, e-mail brentwoodbazaar@yahoo.com.

Earth Day In honor of Earth Day, Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed has planned two projects from 9 a.m.1 p.m. One project is establishing a demonstration garden on the Marsh Creek Trail; the other is a creek cleanup at the Marsh Creek Bridge at Delta Road. For details, visit www.fomcw.org.

E-waste Recycling Laurel Ridge Community Church hosts a free e-waste recycling event from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 2459 Laurel Road in Oakley. Bring in unwanted electronics such as TVs, computers, monitors, keyboards and electronic scrap.

Rise, Ride and Run Resurrection Ministries Rise, Ride and Run fundraiser begins at 9:30 a.m. Participants may choose from three events: a 5k (3.1 mile) run/walk, a 10-mile family bike ride, and a 30-mile bike ride. Registration is held at Resurrection Ministries, 1275 Fairview Ave. in Brentwood. For more information, visit www.riseriderun.org or call 925-354-6930.

Martial Arts Tournament Verrett’s Karate Kenpo, in partnership with Brentwood Police Activities League, hosts an open martial arts tournament at 10 a.m. at Liberty High School, 850 Second St. in Brentwood. Admission is $10. For more information, call 209-825-2695.

Easter Egg Hunt The Discovery Bay Lions Club hosts its Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. in Cornell Park off Willow Lake Road. This year’s event features an Easter bonnet and cap contest plus plenty of activities for the kids. For more information, call 925-516-7234.

Community Meeting A Knightsen community meeting will be held from 10 a.m.-noon at Knightsen Elementary School, 1923 Delta Road. Knightsen residents and neighbors interested in community issues and the local agencies that support them are encouraged to attend.

Car Wash The Liberty High School Key Club hosts a car wash fundraiser at The Shops at Fairview, 3181 Balfour Road, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Car washes are $10 and include a coupon to Bagel Street Café.

Relay Fundraiser Relay For Life team Cancer Sucks hosts a fundraiser from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. at The Game Sports Pub ’N Pizza, 235 Oak St. in Brentwood. The Game will donate a percentage of its sales to the Cancer Sucks team and the American Cancer Society. For more information, call 925-323-7724.

Dog and Cat Adoptions Homeless Animal Lifeline Organization (HALO) holds dog and cat adoptions on Saturdays and Sundays from noon-3 p.m. – Saturdays at Petsmart in Slatten Ranch for dogs; Saturdays at Pet Food Express for cats; and Sundays at Petsmart in Pittsburg for dogs and cats. For more information, visit www.eccchalo.org.

Pinewood Derby East County Speedway 500 Pinewood Derby hits the Streets of Brentwood from 3-6 p.m. The event is held near the children’s play area. Come

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enjoy a fun day with Scouts of all ages. For more information, call 925-674-6156.

Pammie Lowe Band Aspiring country artist Pammie Lowe and her band perform at the Rusty Porthole, 3895 Willow Road in Bethel Island, from 3-6 p.m. Admission is free.

Sunday, April 17 Pancake Breakfast An Easter-themed pancake breakfast is scheduled from 9 a.m-noon at Veterans Hall, 757 First St. in Brentwood. The event features egg dyeing for the kids. Proceeds support the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10789.

Spring Boutique Summerset IV presents its annual spring craft boutique from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Orchard View Lodge, 770 Centennial Drive in Brentwood, featuring blankets, purses, bath products, soy candles – and an appearance by the Easter Bunny. Admission is free; proceeds benefit the Garin Elementary Library.

Get Real Behind the Wheel A free On-Track Safe Teen Driving event is held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (rain or shine) at the Altamont Motorsports Park, 17001 Midway Road in Tracy. Drivers (14-18) must be accompanied by an adult (proof of age is required). For more information, call 209-601-6523 or e-mail letsdrivesafe@yahoo. com.

Night of Worship Antioch Church on The Rock hosts a free night of worship at 4 p.m. Voices of Faith, a four-part harmony, 40-voice choir from Antioch, will perform the Easter cantata “The King is Coming.” For more information, call 925-757-4359 or visit www. antiochcotr.org.

Monday, April 18 Cake Auction Cub Scout Pack 152 hosts a family and sons’ cake auction at 7 p.m. at Vintage Parkway Elementary School, 1000 Vintage Parkway in Oakley. The scouts and their families offer homemade, beautifully-decorated cakes at a silent auction fundraiser. Water and cookies are available for purchase. For more information, e-mail bevluvspooh@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, April 19 Relay Fundraiser Oakley Relay For Life team K.O. Cancer (in memory of Kathy Overturf) and Boy Scout Troop 298 host a fundraiser at Black Bear Diner, 3201 Main St. in Oakley. For more information, e-mail relayforlife@oakley298.mytroop.us.

Passover Seder Congregation B’nai Torah holds its Passover Seder from 6-8 p.m. at MJ’s Downtown Café, 655 First St. in Brentwood. Traditional Seder plate items will be served as well as a choice of tri-tip or chicken entrees. For tickets and more information, e-mail tamura@sbcglobal.net.

Wednesday, April 20 East Bay Self Defense Children 4-8 learn basic moves to keep themselves safe and physically fit. The event is held at 4 p.m. in the Brentwood Senior Center, 193 Griffith Lane. For more information, call 925-516-5290.

Neuropathy Support Group Antioch-Brentwood Neuropathy Information and Support Group hosts “Chocolate, Is It a Treatment for Neuropathy?” at 2 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 4501 Sand Creek Road in Antioch. Speaker Larry Deremer describes his experience and provides samples of the chocolate. For more information, call 877-622-6298.

Tween Scene Learn African dances from 3-4 p.m. at the Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St. Teacher Nana-Diccta shows how stories are related through dance in this wonderful and interactive program for thirdthrough seventh-graders. For more information, call 925-757-9224.

Thursday, April 21 Small Business Workshop Opportunity Junction, 3102 Delta Fair Blvd. in

Antioch, hosts Cash Flow and Banking Financing Options from 1-4 p.m. Admission is $30. For more information, call 925-776-1133.

Sign-ups East Diablo Youth Soccer Walk-in registration is held Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Loma Vista Elementary School, 2110 San Jose Ave. in Brentwood. New players must bring a copy of their birth certificate. For more information, visit www.edysl.net.

ECYFL Football and Cheer Sign-ups for East County Youth Football and Cheer are held April 17 from 3-5 p.m. at The Game Sports Pub ’N Pizza, 235 Oak St. in Brentwood. For more information, visit www. ecyflions.com.

Flag Football Diablo Football is hosting sign-ups for its summer/fall flag football league. Players 4-15 are welcome to join. Diablo flag football teams play a 10-game season. Visit www.diablofootball.com to register. For more information, call 925-625-2222.

Antioch Football and Cheer Registration for kids 5-14 for the 2011 football and cheer season is held Wednesdays, April 20 and 27 from 7-9 p.m. at Straw Hat Pizza, 3001 Delta Fair Blvd. The registration fee is $45. There are no cheer tryouts. For more information, call 925-473-5150 or visit www. antiochyouthfootball.net.

Tri Delta Pirates The 13U Tri Delta Pirates are looking for travel ball players. For a tryout or more information, call 925-234-0435 or 925-759-5706.

Delta Valley Wolfpack Delta Valley Wolfpack Youth Football and Cheer (no tryouts or cuts) is accepting sign-ups on Saturdays from noon-3 p.m. at Mountain Mike’s Pizza, 3612 Lone Tree Way in Antioch. Positions for cheer coaches are also open. For more information, call 925-754-8668 or e-mail deltavalleywolfpack@yahoo.com.

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

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

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

On the Horizon Flavors of the Vineyard Brentwood Union School District Education Foundation hosts the Flavors of the Vineyard fundraiser on Friday, April 29 at 6 p.m. at Hannah Nicole Winery, 6700 Balfour Road in Brentwood. Come enjoy fine wine, gourmet food and an auction. Tickets are $100. Reply by April 15.

Setting the Vision Antioch Citizen, Business and Youth of the Year honors are conferred on Friday, April 22 at 7 p.m. at the Lone Tree Golf Course and Event Center. Tickets are $70; $575 for a table of eight. For more information, call 925-757-1800 or visit www.antiochchamber.com.

Easter Bunny Visits Enjoy visits and treats with the Easter Bunny at the Streets of Brentwood on Saturday, April 23 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Bring your camera for a free picture with the Easter Bunny. For more information, visit www. shopstreetsofbrentwood.com.

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Windermere Ellsworth & Associates EBLIVING.COM

(925) 513-2605 | (925) 642-7653 FEATURED PROPERTY

Discovery Bay

FEATURED PROPERTY

Luxury at its Best

$603,900

This former model home is loaded with upgrades. This large and beautiful home offers 2887 sq ft of living space and features a boat doc on deep water, french limestone walk-ways, white french limestone counters and custom cabinets in kitchen, New paint and much more.

MOUNTAIN HOUSE

Bright & Open $199,900 Bright and Open Floorplan, 3 bed & 2.5 bath with 1730sq ft of living space. It features Granite Slab Counters in Kitchen, breakfast nook, large open Family Room, Large Master Bed with Walk-in Closet. Located in a great court with easy access to shopping and freeways.

OAKLEY

Starting Out $146,880 Recently remodeled, this property offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and almost 1500 sq ft of living space. It features new 2 tone paint, new carpet and flooring throughout and a large backyard. This is a must see.

DISCOVERY BAY

On The Golf Course

$299,900

Brentwood

Signature Series

$225,000

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

BRENTWOOD

Spectacular

$359,900

SAN R AMON

OAKLEY

WOW. Located on the golf course this 3 bed, 2 bath with over 2000 sq ft home, comes with an in-ground pool and spa and features that include Granite slab counters in the kitchen and baths, tile flooring, vaulted ceilings, upgraded baths and a huge 3 car garage, this one surely won’t last long.

Featuring 4 large bedrooms, large loft/gameroom, huge park like backyard with beautiful inground gunite pool and spa. Other features include slate flooring throughout, vaulted ceilings, custom 2 tone paint, built in entertainment centers, shutters and so much more.

Stunning Single Story $750,000 Stunning Single Story Rancher features 4 bedrooms & 2 bath, freshly painted inside, marble entry, plantation shutters throughout home, spacious & open floor plan with huge kitchen, park-like backyard with in-ground pool/spa, patios & grassy play area, perfect for entertaining... An absolute must see! Call Shauna 925-437-7702

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

PITTSBURG

ANTIOCH

DISCOVERY BAY

OAKLEY

Deep Water Beauty $450,000 Spectacular deep water home features over 2000 sq ft of living space, 4 bdrms, granite counters, slate/travertine flooring, custom paint, vaulted ceilings, master w/jetted tub, trex deck w/custom glass railing, incredible water views, and so much more. An absolute must see. Call Shauna 925-437-7702

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

Wonderful Townhouse

$175,000

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

Just Right

$169,900

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

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

Rod Talavera, Realtor

Douglas Heinrich, Realtor

Shauna Suckow, Realtor

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Amante Asuncion, Broker Associate Lic# 00636264

Robin Nelson, Realtor

Penny Dobbertin, Realtor

Vanessa Gutierrez, Realtor

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


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