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Police arrest kidnap ‘victim’ by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer

One day after an Antioch teenager was allegedly kidnapped during the robbery of a barber shop, police say he helped plan the crime that triggered a statewide Amber Alert. A 16-year-old boy, whose name is being withheld at the request of the Antioch Police Department, was arrested Tuesday on charges that he was an accessory to the robbery of Al’s Barber Shop on West 18th St. A press release from Acting Captain Leonard Orman stated that the boy confessed to faking his own kidnapping. Antioch police Tuesday night also arrested the man who held up the business at gunpoint, 23-yearold Eric Lerone Walker, on suspicion of robbery. Officers served a search warrant on an apartment in the 3100 block of Lone Tree Way, where they apprehended Walker.

Cops found the sawed-off shotgun used in the crime in a nearby van, along with property stolen during the robbery. The arrests on Tuesday added a bizarre twist to what started out as robbery and kidnapping. Al Holmes, the barber shop’s manager, considered himself a big brother to the boy. “I’m just hurt inside because it’s someone that I love,” said Holmes. “It’s troubling. I can’t even really think right, knowing that he’s been a part of this.” Holmes said Wednesday that the teenager is friends on Facebook with Walker. Holmes also claimed Walker’s Facebook page states he’s from North Richmond. Since the arrest, Holmes said that the teenager has written him a letter of apology. On Monday, the Antioch Police Department put out an Amber Alert after the teenager was alsee Kidnap page 15A

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History takes the helm

One special stop on the Delta Discovery Cruise itinerary provides a brush with some venerable vessels. Page 1B

Immaculate intention Residents will converge on an Antioch neighborhood, armed with brooms, garbage bags and civic pride. Page 3A

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A 16-year-old boy, whom police at first believed had been kidnapped during a robbery at Al’s Barber Shop in Antioch, has been arrested as an accessory to the crime.

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Residents get Out for safety’s sake by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer

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Antioch resident Brandon Tavares prepares to whack a piñata as part of his community’s National Night Out event.

Hundreds of residents around Brentwood and Antioch performed a rare feat Tuesday night – they went outside and broke bread with their neighbors. As part of National Night Out, a series of block parties held to raise crime awareness and promote neighborhood unity, communities came together in a celebration of safety. National Night Out is also a major promotional event for Neighborhood Watch, as block captains are usually the ones who plan the parties. Safety tips are shared and residents get to know each other so they can develop a keener eye for what belongs and what doesn’t. “I think it went quite well,”

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said Antioch Crime Prevention Commissioner Hans Ho. “It was as good or better than the last couple of years. People were all doing their part, and I want to see this tradition continue.” Brentwood saw 12 neighborhoods participate; Antioch 23. Parties ranged from a small gathering of neighbors to barbecues attracting large groups. Dignitaries such as mayors, City Council members, police chiefs and officers also made their rounds, talking with residents about safety issues and sharing ways neighbors can look out for one another. Antioch City Councilman Wade Harper, who bounced around to various parties, loved the old-time feeling of watchsee Out page 15A

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Cities ‘ransom’ redevelopment Neighborhood by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer As cities across California deal with what some call a ransom payment to Sacramento to hold onto their redevelopment agencies, Brentwood and Antioch recently decided to pay to keep theirs intact. At recent City Council meetings, the two East County cities voted in favor of paying the state – roughly $3.1 million this fiscal year for Antioch; $2.8 for Brentwood – in order to keep their redevelopment agencies. The decision is on the agenda for Oakley’s City Council on Aug. 9. The moves come in response to the state’s decision to eliminate redevelopment districts and retain the $1.7 billion in revenue they generate in order to help balance the state budget. The new state law allows cities to keep their redevelopment districts – which are used to reduce blight, build low-income housing and fund public-works projects – if they make the voluntary payments. After the first payment, Antioch is on the hook for about $750,000 per year; Brentwood roughly $657,000. Director of Fi-

The California League of Cities has filed a lawsuit claiming the state’s move violates the state constitution, which prevents the state from dipping into city coffers to balance its budget. nance Pam Ehler said Brentwood planned to appeal the amount of the future payments because it does not reflect payments on the debt for the city’s new downtown civic center, or the 23-percent decline in tax money Brentwood receives due to falling property values. Under the new law, all debt payments for projects already built or under construction will be paid, the amount paid to the state coming out of the remainder, Ehler said. The California League of Cities has filed a lawsuit claiming the state’s move violates the state constitution, which prevents the state from dipping into city coffers to balance its budget. Should the league win the court battle, any money that cities paid to the state as part of this opt-in program would be refunded. The Antioch City Council staff report, which calls this a “ransom

payment,” notes that the state stands to make about $1.7 billion this fiscal year from cities paying to keep redevelopment and roughly $400 million per year after that. “In effect, the state intends to use these funds to offset its funding obligation to schools,” Antioch Community Development Director Tina Wehrmeister said, “so that it can use its general fund for other programs and appear to balance the budget.” In Antioch’s case, the money would come out of its redevelopment agency, not the thinned general fund. A memo from consultant Don Fraser noted that Antioch will dip into the agency’s coffers, use money set aside for housing this fiscal year as well as property tax revenue to cover the $3.1 million. Staff writer Rick Lemyre contributed to this story. To comment, visit www.thepress. net.

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Board redraws supervisorial map by Ruth Roberts

Contra Costa County

Staff Writer

In a split vote reflecting the districts they now serve, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors (BoS) has selected a new supervisorial redistricting map for the county. During a tense and often heated debate, the BoS voted 32 on July 26 for a redistricting map that none were completely pleased with, but which in the end seemed to offer the best compromise between the board’s five members. Every 10 years, electoral district boundaries must be redrawn to account for changes in the population documented in the federal census. Items considered in the redrawing of the boundaries include a target of keeping district populations within 5 percent of each other, equitable distribution of ethnic and racial demographics, and maintaining community of interest, compactness and geographic cohesiveness. Supervisors Mary Piepho and Gayle Uilkema supported a new outline that would have left the current map basically intact while preventing cities from being split among districts. But supervisors Federal Glover and John Gioia had been advocating a map that proposed extensive changes. “The familiar refrain has been: don’t split us,” said Piepho. “And if we’re not listening, we’re not doing our jobs.” Karen Mitchoff was the swing vote and an outspoken voice, refusing to divvy up her Concord district. She eventually voted with Glover and Gioia after they proposed to keep Concord intact. “I’m feeling like the poster child for not making this easy,” said Mitchoff. “But I’m doing what I was elected to do.” Some of the most significant changes in the new map affect Piepho’s District III and Uilkema’s District II. District III will continue to include Diablo, Blackhawk and Camino Tassajara, but lose Danville, Alamo and the majority of the San

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Map from page 4A Valley and tell me that you’re meeting your definitions of commonality?” a visibly angry Piepho asked. “If it’s not OK to split one city, it shouldn’t be OK to split another.” But at least one local municipality opted to make lemonade out of lemons despite its original preference. “Antioch, together, is the biggest city in their overall districts,” said Antioch Mayor Jim Davis. “We’re going to get their attention and we’re going to have two votes on the board of supervisors, where we didn’t before. That’s a positive out of a negative because I didn’t want to split Antioch at all, but it happened. It’s done, and we’re going to take it and we’re going to move forward.” The final vote followed a series of community workshops and public comment periods that allowed the BoS to pare down its preferences in June (each supervisor originally submitted a version of the redistricting map) to three. County staff was instructed to bring those three maps back to the board on July 12, accompanied by the requested revisions, amendments and modifications. The July 26 final vote was the culmination of the process. “This was my first time doing this,” said the county’s Project Planner Patrick Roche in an earlier interview with the Press. “And it’s definitely been challenging because there are, as you can imagine, many ways to draw a map. But we fully appreciate how important this is for the board.” The approved map is expected to be adopted at the Aug. 10 regular meeting of the BoS. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Local girl competes at state pageant by Samie Hartley Staff Writer Last year Emily Stark set a goal to compete in the National American Miss pageant. Last week she competed in the state finals, held in Santa Clara. Although she didn’t place, the Discovery Bay resident learned a lot about the pageant world and is anxious to try again next year. “It was so much fun. I had an amazing time and I made a ton of friends,” said Emily, 12. “It’s really cool to be up on stage and be in the spotlight. You feel like a star.” When Emily approached her mother, Nann, about competing in the pageant, Nann had her reservations. “I approached the idea cautiously. You see such negative things about pageants in those reality TV shows. But if it was something she really wanted to do, then I was going to support her.” When the Starks went to the open-call auditions in Walnut Creek earlier in the year, Nann was pleasantly surprised that the National American Miss pageant isn’t the nightmare she feared – filled with stage moms and children sporting fake teeth and itty bitty outfits. Instead, she found supportive families and girls with big dreams and big hearts. The National American Miss pageant isn’t a beauty contest. It’s a “confidence growing program” where girls practice

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Discovery Bay resident Emily Stark, seen here with dad Paul, recently competed in the Northern California division of the National American Miss pageant. showcasing their talents and discussing their ambitions while gaining confidence, poise and communication skills. Emily competed in the pre-teen division with 88 other girls between the ages of 10 and 12. As a rule in that division, girls are not

allowed to wear makeup or use any other tools that will alter their appearance, such as fake eyelashes or hair extensions. “What put me at ease was when the host said to the girls, ‘We’re not picking a winner; we’re picking a representative for

the national competition. You’ve made it this far, so you are all winners,’” Nann said. “It was so refreshing to meet these young girls who are passionate about community service and have dreams of going to college and pursuing careers. It’s encouraging to know that there are young people setting goals for themselves.” National American Miss contestants are judged in four categories: formal wear, personal introduction, interview and community involvement. There are also a series of optional competitions such a talent, casual wear and acting, in which girls can win prizes and scholarships. “I decided to sing in the talent competition, but once I got out there, the lights were so bright, and all I could see was the judges, so I got nervous,” Emily said. “I know I could have done better, so I’m thinking I’ll try a different talent next year. Maybe dancing or playing a musical instrument. I also picked up some tips for the introduction and the interview, so I’m going to practice to be ready for next time.” Emily, a sixth-grader at Golden Hills Christian School in Brentwood, said she received a lot of help to raise the $450 entry fee. “I might not have placed at the pageant, but I want to thank everyone who supported me and gave me a chance,” she said. “It was really cool to be there and I learned a lot, so I’m ready to do it again next year.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Hospice salutes helpers Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. – Mark Twain Hospice of the East Bay recently held a reception and awards ceremony honoring its volunteers – people who practice the benevolence Twain spoke of. “The appreciation event was an opportunity to thank our volunteers for the wonderful work they do for us all year long,” said Cindy Hatton, CEO of Hospice of the East Bay. “Volunteers do everything from providing hospice patients companionship and support to helping with home maintenance and repair to sorting merchandise at one of our six thrift stores.” Volunteers have been an essential part of Hospice of the East Bay from its beginnings in 1977, when all medical and support staff

were volunteers working out of donated office space. Demand for services has grown, and so has the staff needed to provide those services. Hospice now supervises nearly 300 volunteers. “Why do I volunteer for Hospice of the East Bay? The gift I receive back is much more than I give,” said Bob King, Walnut Creek Hospice Boutique Thrift Shoppe volunteer for more than five years. “The many stories I hear from customers telling me about how their loved ones were taken care of by Hospice Caregivers (Angels) … the daily joys of being involved with such a fine group of people … Thank you, Hospice of the East Bay, for opening the door for me.” For more information on volunteering for Hospice of the East Bay, call 925-887-5678 and ask for the Volunteer Department, or email volunteers@hospiceeastbay.org.

Hot August Nights returns to Brentwood Hot August Nights Under the Son – Brentwood’s annual fundraiser to support the Christian shoe project in Tijuana and Community Outreach Center of the East Bay – kicks off Friday, Aug. 12 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Ace Hardware and National Flooring on Brentwood Boulevard. The popular event features Christian fellowship and a variety of music, from gospel to pop and rock. Scheduled bands include Men For Him, Goodbye Skyline, Chosen and

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Hopeful happy ending to a cat’s tale by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer Not only do we at The Press collect the news of the day, we also collect the occasional stray animal, and with the help of an online tracking program at the county, keep an eye on them until they find a home. A few weeks ago, Wally – a skinny, skittish tomcat – was discovered alone in the narrow alleyway adjacent to The Press building. Immediately rescued by our softhearted staff, the tabby was taken to Contra Costa County Animal Services in Martinez in the hopes of finding him a good home. Well, Wally turned out to be a she, and the feline fluff ball has since been spayed, given the more feminine name of Cricket, and is now ready to be adopted. The 2-month-old kitten is just one of hundreds of cats – and dogs – available through the organization’s website, and traceable through the group’s online tracking program. “A tracking number is applied to an animal as soon as we get it,” said Cindy Smith, manager of volunteers for the animal services department. “And that becomes the animal’s ID number. With that number you can look them up and see the animal’s movements. For example, if it is sick and goes to the vet or if it is adopted, you can see all that information.” Before the staff posts the information online, the animal is given a thorough medical examination. And if deemed fit for adoption, its “glamour” photo is taken and popped up

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online with its pertinent information. According to Smith, the animals are kept as long as the shelter is able, depending upon the creature’s health and the facility’s space. “We are a huge adoption center and the largest rescue entity around,” said Smith. “We are the animal cops. We go out and rescue the 50 cats in a hoarding situation or break up the cockfighting ring and treat the animals that come in with arrows in their heads. “We take mice, parrots, snakes, turtles, goats, cattle, horses – we’ve even had African lions. We take them all in and we keep them

Discovered hiding in an alley behind The Press building was Cricket, left, a stray cat now residing at Animal Services in Martinez and looking for a home. Also found in the alley behind The Press was this juvenile burrowing owl, above. Healthy but lost, the little fellow was returned to the wild after being checked out by Animal Services.

for as long as we can. It’s not unusual for an animal to be here for months.” Those looking for a lost pet or hoping to adopt a needy animal can sort through the website by name, age, breed and gender; look in the department’s lost-and-found section online; and check out the Facebook page and Craig’s List entries. If you’re looking to adopt a kitten, Cricket is ready for a new home, but there are plenty of other animals looking for a family. For additional information, call 925-3358330, visit www.ccasd.org, or visit in person.

Animal Services is located at 4800 Imhoff Place in Martinez. Cricket is the second animal recently found hanging out in the alley behind The Press. Last month, a juvenile burrowing owl was found hiding by a trash can, having a tough time digging a burrow in the concrete sidewalk. County Animal Services came out that time too, and after a checkup determined it was healthy, the owl was returned to the wild. Fortunately, the bird moved into its new address before Cricket showed up. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


Trevor’s Weekly Mortgage Matters The Game of Fluxx According to its website, “Fluxx is the card game where the rules are always changing as the game is played! You start with a hand of three cards, add the card you drew to your hand, and then choose one card to play, following the directions written on your chosen card. As cards are drawn and played from the deck, the rules of the game change from how many cards are drawn, played or even how many cards you can hold at the end of your turn. Needless to say, things quickly become chaotic!” Needless to say it sounds confusing, not that fun, and impossible to map or measure because things are constantly changing. Now I’m not saying that our real estate market is a big game, but in the eyes of many, it is viewed that way. And, if it is viewed that way by many, then it is safe to say that our real estate market would most accurately be portrayed as a real life game of Fluxx: “Things become chaotic quickly.” With lending guidelines constantly changing, rates in constant limbo, and more distressed properties in California than any other state, it’s safe to say that any information that you received as little as a month ago can be thrown out the window. However, there is one exception to this rule…a constant page in the guidelines that has withstood the test of time while the remainder of the manual is constantly being rewritten. The Federal Housing Adminis-

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tration’s (FHA) appraisal guidelines have not been changed since December of 2005. According to one appraiser, this 2005 Mortgagee letter – the formal name for FHA’s guidelines – is a “god send” and is relied upon “heavily” by FHA approved appraisers. It allows appraisers and lenders alike to use their “professional judgment and rely upon prudent underwriting practices in determining when a property condition poses a threat to the safety of the occupant and or jeopardizes the soundness and structural integrity of the property.” So what kind of peace of mind does this 2005 Mortgagee Letter give you, the potential FHA buyer? It allows you to know that your appraiser will be thorough, use their best professional judgment, and ensure that your home is habitable without any health and safety issues. According to this Mortgagee Letter, “faulty or defective mechanical systems (electrical, plumbing, or heating)” are just one of the items that will need to be repaired before the appraiser can sign off on his or her final report. There will be no “Fluxx” in your appraiser’s report. If you have any real estate lending related questions or concerns, or would like a copy of the FHA appraisal guidelines (Mortgagee Letter 2005-ML-48), please don’t hesitate to write me at tfreymortgages@yahoo.com or call me directly on my cell phone, (925) 726-1444. – Advertisement


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School year begins in far East County by Samie Hartley Staff Writer Back-to-school went off without a hitch in far East County this week as thousands of students returned to the classroom. Students, teachers and school officials in the Brentwood Union, Byron Union, Liberty Union High and Oakley Union Elementary school districts started the month of August back on campus for the 2011-12 school year, and superintendents throughout the districts couldn’t be happier with the turnout. “Back-to-school is always an exciting time for our district,” said Ken Jacopetti, superintendent of the Byron district. “The children are excited to be back in the classrooms. It’s especially fun to watch our incoming kindergarteners as they step onto campus for the first time. They hit the ground running, ready to learn.” Jacopetti said the district was fortunate enough to have funds to re-hire several teachers who were pinkslipped earlier this year, and with the return of Resource Officer Deputy David Allain, morale at the district’s three schools is soaring. Liberty Superintendent Eric Volta spent the first day of school touring the district’s five campuses, including the new La Paloma campus, and was content with what he saw. One of the most exciting things for Volta was the addition of a new

signal and crosswalk in front of Liberty High School, which provides students safe passage across Second Street. “It’s so nice over there,” Volta said. “It’s so much safer for the students now that traffic is forced to slow down. And the new landscaping makes the campus more inviting. It’s just beautiful. It was great to see students walking onto campus for the new school year.” Things went well at the new La Paloma campus, Volta said, but a few bugs need to be worked out before everything is up and running. Students, however, were delighted to explore the new campus and excited about the new year. This school year will be Volta’s first as superintendent, but he doesn’t take credit for Monday’s smooth back-to-school kickoff. He credits the site principals and administrators for setting a positive tone and the counselors for getting students’ schedules prepped and ready. Things were also running smoothly at the seven schools in the Oakley elementary district, said Superintendent Rick Rogers. He, too, toured the campuses and was pleased to see the smiles on students’ faces as they returned to the classroom. “Students are always enthusiastic about back-to-school day,” Rogers said. “I think the parents and the students are ready to settle into a routine after seven weeks of summer vacation. The students seem excited to be back to catch up with

friends, make new friends and start the year off on the right foot.” This year the Oakley district is offering Extended Day Learning Centers at its elementary schools, offering before- and after-school care to students. Rogers said the program still has some openings, but the slots are filling fast. For more information, call 925-625-0700. Over at the Brentwood elementary district, things are off to a good start. Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Margaret Kruse said the first day went well and the district is excited to be launching Rachel’s Challenge at all 10 of its schools this month. Rachel’s Challenge debuted at the district’s three middle schools last year and will now be available at the elementary schools. Rachel’s Challenge is a nonprofit program based on the vision of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shooting, who submitted an essay expressing her views on life just days before her death. In it she wrote, “I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same.” Through Rachel’s Challenge, students are asked to make a pledge to treat each other with kindness and respect. “We’re really excited to offer Rachel’s Challenge at all of our schools this year and send out a common message of compassion and acceptance,” said Kruse. “It’s

a powerful message, and our education foundation has made it possible for all our students to join the challenge and make a commitment to be kind to others.” The Knightsen district is also trying to instill positive values in its students this year, altering its lunch program so that kids play first and then sit down to eat, said Superintendent Theresa Estrada. Through this program, Estrada hopes students will work up an appetite and then take their time while they eat lunch, rather than rushing through their meals so that they can go play. Knightsen Elementary students returned to class on July 28, so the kids and teachers are back in the swing of things, and Estrada is happy to report that almost all of the seventh-and eighth-graders have received their whooping cough booster vaccine. Volta also reported that a majority of the students in the Liberty Union High School District have filed their proof-ofvaccination documents, but the district plans to host two more clinics for students who have yet to receive the mandatory inoculation. Shots will also be administered at the Liberty Adult Education Center, 929 Second St. in Brentwood, on Mondays, Aug. 8 and 22, and Mondays, Aug. 15 and 29 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 971 O’Hara Ave. in Oakley. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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New trees rise in downtown Brentwood by Rick Lemyre Staff Writer Second Street next to the downtown civic center took on a dramatic new look last week with the installation of a half dozen giant Canary palms in the new median on Second Street. “They are gorgeous,” said David Larson as he watched a crane carefully lower one of the 50-foot palms into position. “They really dress the whole street up and make it look classy.” The trees are between 40 and 60 years old, city officials said, and weigh about 5 tons each. They cost $16,000 apiece, half of which pays for shipping, site preparation, irrigation and installation. A total of 113 new trees, including the palms, have been installed as part of the downtown streetscape project (not including the trees to be included in the new City Park layout now under construction). The other street trees include crepe myrtle, allee elm, red maple, ginkgo and others. The entire tree order for the streetscape project comes to $169,000. Mayor Bob Taylor said the trees received a lot of comments during Saturday’s Farmers’ Market, the overwhelming majority of which were complimentary. “People are stunned at how beautiful they look,” he said. Not everyone likes the new trees, however. “They completely clash with the rest of the design, and the cost of them is ridiculous!” resident Roberta Thorndike said in an e-mail. “What a shame! You drive through these lovely tree-lined streets and then all of a sudden you encounter these monstrous palm trees … awful.” Although the palm is not native to East County, it

Photo by Richard Wisdom

A worker unloads one of six giant Canary palms planted on Second Street in downtown Brentwood on Friday. has historical roots here. One of the major sources for the new civic center design was the former Brentwood Hotel, which photos show included palm trees. The choice of

the palms was made by the City Council in 2008 following a series of public hearings on the design elements of the civic center and streetscape projects.

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Brentwood Parks and Recreation kicks off a fresh new set of kids’ art classes beginning Monday, Aug. 15. Taught by local artist Nancy Roberts, classes are held at the Brentwood Senior Activity Center, 193 Griffith Lane. For information and registration, call 925-516-5444 or visit www. ci.brentwood.ca.us/emotion. Cartooning for Kids for ages 6 through 12 is set for Mondays, Aug. 15 through Sept. 26 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Aspiring artists will have serious fun designing and drawing their own fantastic comic book – creating a world, inventing characters and bringing them to life with jokes and storylines. The fee is $64.30 for Brentwood residents; $70.70 for non-residents, plus $10 for materials. Fashion Design and Illustration for ages 8 through 14 is set for Mondays, Aug. 15 through Sept. 26 from 5 to 6 p.m. Students will learn how to turn their ideas into professional-looking illustrations using a variety of media, techniques and presentation graphics. Projects cover drawing the face and figure, posing a model, garment structure and designing with fabric, pattern and color. The fee is $64.30 for Brentwood residents $70.70 for non-residents, plus $10 for materials. Discovering Art for ages 5 through 7 is set for Tuesdays, Aug. 16 through Sept. 20 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. In this class, kids create beautiful, colorful original artwork while exploring a wide variety of materials and themes. Age-appropriate art skills and concepts are introduced in a playful, encouraging setting. The fee is $64.30 for Brentwood residents; $70.70 for non-residents, plus $10 for materials. Fine Art Studio for ages 6 through 12 is set for Tuesdays, Aug. 16 through Sept. 20 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Kids will master new skills and express their creativity in this fun multi-media class. Media include pencil, pen, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, tempera, and acrylic paint on canvas. The fee is $83.80 for Brentwood residents; $92.20 for non-residents, plus $20 for materials.

Fly fishing An Aussie with more than 20 years of fly fishing experience in the wilds of Australia, New Zealand and the western United States, Damien Stopps has a passion for teaching fly fishing enthusiasts of all levels. Stopps will be stopping by REI Brentwood on Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. for a digital presentation on fly fishing for striped/black bass in the Sacramento/San Joaquin River Delta and for trout in several of Northern California’s premier trout rivers – the Lower Sacramento, the Yuba and the Truckee. Attendees can gain expert tips on gear, fly selection and presentation, reading water, casting techniques, optimal times of year to fish for certain species, catch-and-release ethics and how they can help support the health of California’s fisheries. REI Brentwood is located at 2475 Sand Creek Road. For more information, visit www.rei.com/brentwoodca.


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legedly kidnapped. Late that night, officers heard through the boy’s family that he was home safe. The police also recovered the vehicle the teenager and Walker had stolen – a 1996 GMC Yukon belonging to Holmes. Orman said Tuesday that the 16-year-old was avoiding interrogation by police – out of fear or a reluctance to work with officers: “We went to great lengths early in the night and this morning to try and make contact with him.” At 3:41 p.m. Monday, police received a call about an armed robbery at Al’s Barber Shop. Holmes said he was closing up the shop early that day, preparing to go to the gym. He asked the teenager, a part-time employee, to get some batteries from the nearby Grocery Outlet. The owner said he felt more like a big brother to the boy, who had been doing odd jobs for the shop for about two years. While the teenager was gone, Holmes said Walker entered the shop, hiding a sawed-off shotgun in his coat. After Walker announced that it was a stickup, Holmes thought he was joking until Walker revealed the weapon. Holmes surrendered his wallet and keys at gunpoint. After Walker asked which key went to his vehicle, a 1996 GMC Yukon, Holmes asked him to take only the vehicle key. Walker tried to remove the key from the loop, but became frustrated when it wouldn’t come off. As the teenager returned from the store, he bumped into Walker, who told the boy at gunpoint to start the vehicle. The shop’s owner told the boy to comply with the man’s demands. Orman said the teenager drove the vehicle westbound on West 18th Street. Holmes, who has been a barber for about 20 years and worked at the 18th Street location for about four, said this is the first such incident he’s experienced. “It’s very traumatic, nerve-wracking and stressful,” said Holmes, whose shop was open for business again on Tuesday. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

ing neighbors barbecue, eat and talk with each other. “It warms my heart,” Harper said. “It seems like what you used to see on TV – Mayberry. Neighbors just coming out of the house and sharing a burger or sharing a Coke together. This means a lot.” For Randy Strauser, who helped organize the Deer Ridge National Night Out party in the Brentwood neighborhood of Deer Ridge, the event drew about a dozen neighbors and some children who played happily together. This is the second year that Strauser’s neighborhood has held a National Night Out party, and he feels a much closer bond to the people with whom he shares a street. “You have people who have lived on the same street for years and have not really gotten to know each other,” Strauser said. “It’s a great opportunity for the neighbors to meet each other and have a little fun.” Meanwhile, in Antioch’s Lake Alhambra neighborhood, National Night Out coordinator Leroy Lui was Photo by Justin Lafferty gearing up for another big year. On a plaza overlooking Antioch National Night Out organizer Leroy Lui the lake and a fountain, dozens of residents munched on speaks to the attendees of the popular Lake burgers, side dishes and desserts while taking the time to Alhambra event. get to know their neighbors. Satinder Malhi, a represen“You can’t fight crime alone – it takes the police and the tative from Sen. Mark DeSaulnier’s office, stopped by to community,” Evenson said. “National Night Out is a great distribute fliers about child safety. This was the second year for Summerset’s National way of getting to know who your neighbors are, talking Night Out party in Brentwood, one that organizer Mike with local police and basically getting information about Sloan said attracted roughly 300 residents last year. Sum- how you can make your neighborhood more secure.” However, the Summerset event took on a more solemn merset residents received information about a variety of programs, not just safety. Game tables were set up to in- tone around 5:15 p.m., when a propane tank in a Digger’s form residents about the various game nights the commu- Diner catering trailer caught fire, igniting the front part of nity hosts. The event also featured exhibits by the Red Hat the trailer and the gas tank of its truck. According to BrentSociety, the Summerset Veterans Club and the Summerset wood Police Lt. Tom Hansen, one man suffered minor injuries and was airlifted to UC Davis Medical Center. Singers. Despite that setback, Sloan felt that the event was Brentwood Police Chief Mark Evenson and Mayor Bob Taylor agreed that gatherings such as National Night successful in making key connections between Summerset Out go a long way toward giving residents the tools to as- residents. To comment, visit www.thepress.net. sist the police force in fighting crime.


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Town must consider options before drilling by Mark Simon Director, Discovery Bay CSD

I find it necessary at this time to clarify statements made in a letter that was published in last week’s DB Press. The letter was written by town General Manager Rick Howard as an explanation of the proposed upcoming rate hike. I don’t believe that Mr. Howard’s explanation explains in full that there may be other options available to the residents of Discovery Bay. The article that was submitted and this rebuttal UEST do not reflect the opinion of all COMMENT five board members. In my opinion, the statements made by Mr. Howard led the residents of Discovery Bay to believe the only way our town will remain in compliance with Title 22 regulations is to drill and operate a new well (well seven). The letter also suggests that our town is falling behind in its water and wastewater operations. That is simply not true. It is quite possible that digging a new well may turn out to be necessary. However, I believe the residents should be given all options available to the town before a decision is

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made. There are other options available beside a new well. In our 10-year master plan study there are multiple sections that point to adjustments in our existing facilities that will allow our system to increase flow capacity up to the required 200 gpm. Taking this proactive approach will keep the town in compliance with Title 22 regulations and remove the need to drill a new well. If we take this far less costly step, the burden of paying the huge cost of a new well will be removed from the shoulders of the ratepayers. This action will give the board time to explore all of our options. During the water master plan presentation, our consultants advised the CSD board that if there is no new development started at this time, the adjustment to our present system will solve our Title 22 issues. The 10-year master plan study and subsequent recommendations were based on multiple new housing development projects. Don’t misunderstand the point I am making here. Future development is necessary and inevitable in Discovery Bay, just as the expansion of our waste and freshwater system is. However, I believe at this time, Discovery Bay does not possess the necessary infrastructure needed to carry multiple new developments. We lack fire protection, police protection, needed road

LETTERS Delighted with downtown Editor: Almost 50 years ago, I parked my car on Pine Street in downtown Brentwood, walked past the Lion’s Den, a little hamburger stand on the corner, and walked on the campus of Liberty High School to go to school. This morning on my way to work, I drove down that same street and tears came to my eyes. My hometown high school was gleaming with pride as she opened up the campus to another school year with the new streetscape welcoming all who entered. Then, I saw the beautiful palm trees in the morning sun guiding me to historic downtown. Having been in this area since the fourth grade and a proud resident of Brentwood, I felt it necessary to write the editor of my favorite hometown paper to tell him how proud I am of the City of Brentwood and the Liberty Union High School District for putting on this new

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face for our community. I know there has been an abundance of controversy over the building of our new civic center, but it was without a doubt, a wonderful experience for this local girl. It is all somewhat like a wedding coming together. Some days are happy, some sad but in the end, it is a joyous celebration as two lives join together. I personally welcome my fellow residents to join me as I watch as the finishing touches are made on our historic downtown and to take the time to stop in and patronize those incredible merchants who have weathered the economic storm and caution tape outside their doors. Whether it be breakfast at M.J.’s, dinner at Sweeney’s, Cap’s or La Fuente or a glass of local award-winning wine at Co. Co. County Wine Company, I think you will agree, it is worth the journey. And finally, to those decision makers at City Hall, both school districts and the merchants who choose to hang their shingles here: I commend you on a job well done and will continue support your efforts as a loyal customer and resident. Peggie Schuitemaker Brentwood

Clash of the palms Editor: One of the things that attracted our family to Brentwood when we moved here four years ago was the charming downtown area. It bustled with people on Friday nights and had a sweet, old-town feel where families were out together having a great time. It has been sad to have that charm replaced by detour signs, orange fencing and torn-up streets and sidewalks. I try to be positive and patient with projects of this nature, as it is what puts the bread on the table for our family. I am

improvements and a multi-million-dollar expansion of our water and wastewater systems in order to accommodate medium or large-scale development. I believe the required funds for this undertaking should come from developers, not ratepayers. Before we take any steps to expand our current facilities, it is imperative that the Community Services District board exhaust every avenue available to us in determining exactly which parties play which role in absorbing the substantial cost of these improvements. When I ran for office three years ago, I made a promise to each of you that I would always represent your best interest in the decisions I made while serving as your representative on the CSD board. I believe every option should be explored when dealing with an important issue such as this. In these tough economic times, spending approximately $2 million of ratepayer money on a possibly unneeded well is, in my opinion, wrong. I believe that we have enough time to wait at least two years, while the economy rebounds, before we revisit this costly and sensitive issue again. During that time, the CSD board and staff can do extensive research into the possibility of any third party obligations with regard to absorbing future system expansion costs. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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somewhat encouraged by the appearance of things as this project is coming together. Although it is not the same as when we moved here, I can see that there has been a real effort to try and preserve the small-town feel of the downtown area in the design of the plan. However, I was horrified by the appearance of the palm trees on Second Street. They completely clash with the rest of the design, and the cost of them is ridiculous! What a shame! You drive through these lovely tree-lined streets and then all of a sudden you encounter these monstrous palm trees … awful. On the same note, I would like to offer my condolences to the proprietors of La Tea Da for the loss of their business. I was greatly saddened to see that their lovely little shop had become a casualty of the downtown construction project. I enjoyed visiting the shop and appreciate the friendly service I received with every visit. Roberta Thorndike Brentwood

Manager’s letter misleading Editor: An open letter to the residents of Discovery Bay: Last week, the Discovery Bay Press printed a letter, “Discovery Bay Needs New Well, Rates,” written by the town’s General Manager, Rick Howard. This letter was not approved by a majority of directors of the Community Service District before it was submitted to the newspaper. If it was reviewed at all, it was reviewed only by the board president, who was not authorized to approve the letter. There is no secret that there are competing theories at play here. The “developer friendly” theory advocates for growth in

Discovery Bay no matter the cost to our community. Another theory supports managed and fiscally responsible growth but only if it is in the best interest of our community. Last week’s letter attempts to sell you, the residents of Discovery Bay, on the idea that our town needs to increase rates on sewer and water so “we will not continue to fall behind in our ability to meet our existing water and wastewater obligation and to remain in compliance with state health standards.” This is misleading. While we do need to increase rates to pay for necessary improvements to our existing system, we do not need to drill and operate a new well (well #7) to meet our existing or immediate water and wastewater obligations. Further, we do not need to borrow millions of dollars (increasing our debt) resulting in an even more substantial increase of our water rates. Like the movie “Field of Dreams,” there are “developer friendly” advocates who want to “build it” so “they will come.” (“They” being developers.) This would require the board to authorize the borrowing of millions of dollars, now, with the “hope” that the developers will come and reimburse us, later. There is no certainty that they will come after we advance these funds. This would leave us with an overwhelming debt, an unnecessary well, and substantially increased rates. The entire concept is backward. We do not “need” to build “it” to attract developers. Developers need to build it (or at least contribute to the funding of building it) as part of the developer’s reasonable growth proposal to our community. In 2010, our board voted to commissee Letters page 22A


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A sampling of recent law enforcement activity reported by East County police departments. BRENTWOOD July 22, 12:41 a.m. On Brentwood Boulevard at Maple Street, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found to be driving without ID. He was arrested and released on a Notice To Appear. July 22, 10:30 a.m. A vehicle parked on Tanglewood Drive was towed for expired registration. July 22, 4:20 p.m. A dispute over child custody took place at a residence on Corte Vista Street. July 22, 4:32 p.m. An unidentified person cut the fan belt and all electrical wires on a vehicle parked on Twilight Court. July 22, 4:32 p.m. A resident of Handel Way reported that a subject made phone calls in violation of a court order. July 22, 6:14 p.m. A driver who struck a city sign and tree on O’Hara Avenue at Central Boulevard fled the scene but was apprehended and found to be DUI. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. July 22, 6:43 p.m. An unidentified person stole four bicycles from the garage of a residence on Paradise Lane. Estimated loss: $11,600. July 23, 2:33 a.m. An unidentified person threw rocks through the windows of two vehicles parked on Sassafrass Drive at Sassafrass Court. July 23, 1:30 p.m. Two subjects caught shoplifting from a business on Lone Tree Way were arrested. One was released on Promise To Appear. The other was released to a parent on Juvenile Citation. July 23, 2:42 p.m. On First Street, three vehicles were found to be parked in violation of posted signs. July 23, 2:57 p.m. A restraining order violation was reported on Brentwood Boulevard. July 23, 7:55 p.m. A driver who made an illegal U-turn on Lone Tree Way at Brentwood Boulevard was sideswiped by another vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle complained of chest pains and was transported to a local hospital. July 23, 10:35 p.m. On Sand Creek Road at Brentwood Boulevard, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found to be driving without a license. He was cited and

LOGS released on a Notice To Appear. The vehicle was stored. July 23, 11:20 p.m. A subject contacted on Sand Creek Road at Fairview Avenue was found to have a no-cite warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. July 23, 11:23 p.m. On Sand Creek Road at Fairview Avenue, a subject contacted during a traffic stop was found to be under the influence of cannabis. July 24, 1:20 a.m. On Brentwood Boulevard at Village Drive, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. He and his passenger were also found in possession of concealed firearms. They were arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. July 24, 2:20 p.m. On Traditions Way, a subject leaned backward while standing on her bed and fell out of a second-floor window. She was flown to an area hospital. July 24, 3:36 p.m. A resident of Kubicek Way reported that he lost his semi-automatic pistol. July 24, 4:48 a.m. A subject contacted on Second Street was found to be intoxicated, in violation of probation. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. July 24, 6:29 a.m. A driver struck a curb on Central Boulevard at Second Street. July 24, 9:12 a.m. On Whitehall Lane, a verbal argument between two subjects was mediated by police. July 24, 9:30 a.m. An unidentified person destroyed the mailbox of a residence on Somersby Way. July 25, 6:58 a.m. A driver on the Highway 4 Bypass at Sand Creek Road who failed to see that vehicles were stopping in front of her initiated a four-vehicle rear-end collision. July 25, 8:10 a.m. An unidentified person stole a vehicle from the driveway of a residence on Somersby Way. July 25, 12:54 p.m. An unidentified person stole items from a business on Lone Tree Way and fled the scene in a vehicle. July 25, 3:45 p.m. An unidentified person stole copper pipe from an air-conditioning unit on Fairview Avenue. July 26, 1:10 a.m. A stolen vehicle was recovered on Brookdale Drive at Claremont Drive. The thief was apprehended and released to a

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A resident of Kubicek Way in Brentwood reported that he lost his semi-automatic pistol. July 24, 3:36 p.m. guardian on a Juvenile Affidavit. July 26, 7:24 a.m. A subject contacted on Saint Regis Avenue at San Jose Drive was found in possession of a knife, in violation of probation. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. July 26, 8:28 a.m. An unidentified person entered the open garage of a residence on Shady Willow Lane and stole a bicycle. July 26, 10:23 a.m. It was discovered that copper pipe was stolen on Griffith Lane over the weekend. July 26, 10:53 a.m. A subject contacted on First Street at Chestnut Street was found to be a felon in possession of a zip gun and ammunition. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. July 26, 3:19 p.m. An unidentified person stole a red and silver Schwinn bicycle from a residence on Applewood Common. Estimated loss: $200. July 26, 3:47 p.m. Four subjects were caught burning miscellaneous items in the creek area of Marsh Creek Trail at Outrigger Circle, causing a larger fire. July 26, 4:04 p.m. A resident of Balfour Road was caught illegally growing marijuana in his backyard. July 26, 4:20 p.m. A resident of Lynn Drive reported that he lost his Mexican Consulate identification card somewhere in Brentwood. July 26, 4:40 p.m. An unidentified person was reported to have called a business on Brentwood Boulevard 50 times in the space of three business days, interfering with daily activities. July 26, 8:02 p.m. An unidentified person entered a vehicle parked on Cherish Court by unknown means and stole a stereo system. 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. OAKLEY July 18 – A business on the 2500 block of Main Street was burglarized. July 19 – On Calle de Oro at Oakley Road, a subject was cited for driving without a license. July 19 – A bicycle was stolen from the 2500 block of Main Street. July 19 – On the 100 block of West Bolton Road, a subject was arrested for possession of an unlawful weapon. July 20 – On West Cypress Road at Waterford

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Way, a subject was arrested for receiving stolen property. July 20 – Arrest warrants were served on Mahaffey Way at Ponderosa Drive, Hamilton Court at Malicoat Avenue, and Main Street at Miguel Drive. July 20 – Vandalism was reported on the 100 block of Minaret Road. July 20 – A hit-and-run incident occurred on the 200 block of Malicoat Avenue. July 20 – A custody order violation was reported on the 4900 block of Dawson Drive. July 21 – A stolen vehicle was recovered on Lorenz Drive at Simons Court. July 21 – On Gum Tree Road at La Vista Drive, a subject was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs. July 21 – On the 400 block of Cornish Court and the 2100 block of Megan Drive, subjects were arrested for violating the terms of their probation. July 21 – Grand theft was reported on the 100 block of Simoni Ranch Road. July 21 – A subject was seen brandishing a weapon on Empire Avenue at Neroly Road. July 22 – A vehicle parked on the 200 block of Merlot Lane was burglarized. July 22 – On Lariat Lane at Vine Hill Road, a subject was arrested for being under the influence of drugs. July 22 – Credit card fraud was reported on the 100 block of Falleri Court. July 22 – Battery was reported on Yosemite Circle at Zion Court. July 23 – A vehicle accident with property damage occurred on Live Oak Avenue at Main Street. July 23 – A vehicle was towed from the 1800 block of Babbe Street. July 23 – On Laurel Road at O’Hara Avenue, a subject was arrested for homicide. July 23 – On Laurel Road at Main Street and on Beringer Way at Vintage Parkway, subjects were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. July 23 – On Laurel Road at Main Street, a subject was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. July 23 – Residences on the 1200 block of Fetzer Lane and the 100 block of Dali Court were burglarized. July 24 – A vehicle parked on the 4500 block of Main Street was stolen.

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BVAL graduates get feet wet in NFL by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer

Two local athletes recently lived out their lifelong dreams, signing undrafted free agent contracts with National Football League teams. Former Freedom High quarterback Diondre Borel is now a wide receiver for the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers. And Sterling Moore, who played cornerback for Deer Valley, signed on with his favorite team – the Oakland Raiders. Both players signed shortly after the end of the NFL lockout and are currently at training camp with their respective teams. Borel graduated from Utah State after throwing for 6,698 yards and 36 touchdowns in three years as the Aggies’ quarterback. The fleetfooted Borel also ran for 18 touchdowns in college. Members of the Green Bay area media have remarked that Borel has made great strides in moving from the quarterback position, although receiver is not a new role to Borel, who started at wideout at Freedom and Utah State before being moved under center. Though he’s competing for a reserve wide receiver job, his athleticism could help him secure a slot on special teams and as an emergency quarterback. Moore, a Southern Methodist grad, is also preparing for some action on special teams. Though a knee injury limited him to only eight games in his senior year with the Mustangs, he

made the team’s only interception return for a touchdown that season. He had drawn interest from the Indianapolis Colts, but had a feeling he’d be more comfortable returning to California to sign with the Raiders. “It’s like a dream come true,” Moore said. “I didn’t think I’d get a chance to be in this situation, but I worked my butt off to get back.” In Moore’s junior season with SMU, after transferring from Laney College in Oakland, he broke up a team-high 11 passes and registered 35 tackles. “Sterling has some characteristics that I truly admire,” Raiders head coach Hue Jackson said. “He is one of the players that I see flash everyday. I can’t wait to see him truly compete in a game because I think he is going to stand out.” Signing with Oakland also meant a reunion with Taiwan Jones, his teammate at Deer Valley, whom the Raiders selected in the fourth round of the NFL Draft. The familiarity has helped Moore transition into pro life. “You never think that out of all 32 teams, we’d be on the same team,” Moore said. “It’s comforting to look around and see people you know.” The speedy Jones will battle for playing time at the running back position, but also could see some action as a kick returner. He signed his contract on Sunday. Training camp has been a rough learning experience so far for Jones, who was unceremosee NFL page 20A

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Freedom grad Diondre Borel, seen here playing for Utah State, recently signed on as an undrafted free agent for the Green Bay Packers. Borel will compete for a spot on the team as a receiver.

Local bowlers aim to knock down record by Michael Dixon Correspondent

Last year, a nationwide effort set the record for most games bowled in one day. So, how can the mark of 923,948 be topped? We’ll find out soon. On Saturday, Brentwood’s Harvest Park Bowl will be one of thousands of bowling centers across the nation to take a shot at breaking last year’s total. Last year, 1,252 centers combined to set the mark. According to Harvest Park Bowl Manager Sherry Mackenzie, this year’s goal is to not merely eclipse the record, but shatter it. She hopes the effort will hit the jackpot: a magic million. For its part, Harvest Park hopes to at least equal its 2010 output of 1,820 bowlers. This is the third year that bowling alleys nationwide will attempt to set record-breaking totals. All participants will receive a certificate recognizing their contribution. “We’re excited to join thousands of centers, from coast-to-coast across the United States, in celebrating National Bowling Week,” Mackenzie said. “We

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Oakley resident Ricky Weatherby, 9, hurls his bowling ball down the lane earlier this week at Harvest Park Bowl in Brentwood. invite bowlers of all levels and talents to stop by and join in our record-breaking event as we try to help make history.”

Between noon and 6 p.m. on Saturday, games will cost $1, as will shoes. Snack bar specials, raffles, music and par-

ticipation dances will augment the festivities. While the specials will run only in that six-hour time slot, Harvest Park will count every game that’s bowled that day, from 9 a.m., when the doors open, through the closing at 1:30 a.m. the following morning – including league games and Rock ’n Bowl. “We want to get people interested in bowling,” said Mackenzie. “More than anything, what we want is to have families come down and have fun.” While its participation in the event hasn’t even begun, Harvest Park is off to a good start toward achieving its goals – all lanes have been reserved for the noon hour. Saturday also brings to an official end The World Record Event and National Bowling Week, which began July 30. While Harvest Park’s participation in the record-breaking attempt is limited to Saturday, by the time the week is over, more than 4,000 bowling centers will have participated in the week’s activities. “We’re a part of the Bowling Proprisee Record page 20A


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Classic race boats on display If classic boats are your passion, you’re invited to drop anchor at the Sugar Barge Vintage Race boat event at Bethel Island on Saturday, Aug. 27 for a festival of antique racers and classic boats. Held at the Sugar Barge Resort & Marina from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., the event features more than 40 classic race boats dating back to the 1940s. Boats on display include hydroplanes, flat bottom drag and circle race boats as well as classic Chris Crafts and Gar Wood speedsters. The entry fee is $25 per boat, and trophies will be awarded for Best of Show, Most Unique Boat and People’s Choice. Local classic boat owners are welcome to attend. For more information, call Richard Johanson at 408-460-4619 or John Walti at 925-369-0606.

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Built in 1957 and currently owned by Richard Johanson, the 65-P No Sense, front, was an American Power Boat Association national champion in 1959 and 1967, and set the cracker box kilo record of more than 90 mph in 1968. The SS-78 Woody, back, was built in 1967 and is currently owned by Larry Dyck. It’s a wood Patterson circle racing flatbottom that won many races in the 1970s and ’80s and was driven by champion driver Lenard Vella. These boats and 40 classic race boats will be on display Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Sugar Barge Resort.

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Oakley kids fishing derby returns The City of Oakley is partnering with Hook, Line & Sinker to host the eighth annual Oakley Kids Fishing Derby – a catch-and-release event for children through age 15 – on Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Antioch/Oakley Pier off of Bridgehead Road.

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BOYFL straps on safer headgear In order to reduce the risk of concussions, the Brentwood-Oakley Youth Football League Falcons have decided to upgrade their teams’ helmets. There’s no magic football helmet that can prevent an athlete from sustaining a concussion during active play. But thanks to recent research out of Virginia Tech, football players – and their parents – can heighten their awareness of equipment that reduces the risk of concussions and brain damage. The Brentwood-Oakley Falcons will replace helmets in their current inventory that have earned only a three star rating or below. The Falcons have ordered new helmets for Jr. Pee-Wee through Midget teams. The youngerlevel teams played with high-safety helmets last season. In addition to their improved safety rating, the new helmets will come in white to help keep the player’s head as cool as possible. The 10 helmets rated by Virginia Tech researchers were as follows: FIVE STARS: BEST AVAILABLE • Riddell Revolution Speed FOUR STARS: VERY GOOD • Schutt ION 4D • Schutt DNA Pro+

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Letters from page 16A sion a Water and Wastewater Master Plan. This plan identifies simple and fiscally prudent adjustments that can be made to our existing facility that are more than adequate to meet our needs and keep us in compliance with Title 22 regulations. This does not require creating millions of dollars in additional debt. As your elected representative on the CSD board, I felt it my duty to speak out against last week’s misleading article and the manner in which it was published (without authorization). To date, no decisions about a new well have been made, no votes have been cast, and this deal is far from done. I will do my best to ensure only fiscally responsible growth in Discovery Bay. Ray Tetreault Director, Discovery Bay CSD

Do your job, parents Editor: Hey, ladies: are you basking in the warm loving feelings that you got from the kids thinking of you last week and bringing home those really cute, hard-to-find yard ornaments that they said they found at a yard sale or someone gave them? You know, the Frog King with the area for a twinkle light candle that makes your garden so cute in the evening, Pooh Bear and the Disney gardening characters from the early ’90s. They are in great shape and they add just the right touch to your yard or pool area. The Frog King really makes a great centerpiece for the outdoor table. Well, let me enlighten you. All those

adorable, hard-to-find, really cute items held places of honor in my front garden for the past 10 years until your sweet little soand-so decided you might enjoy them more than I did. I hope you do, but I hope your rotten little stinker with the missing moral compass (which you apparently failed to install in said stinker) cringes every time you light the candle in the Frog Prince. I keep hearing about how happy everyone is about the growth in our area. We are getting more people, more schools, more businesses, more homes, etc. Well, we are getting more crime, too! But since we are getting less police, I didn’t bother to report your stinker’s petty theft. Oakley’s finest have better things to do than chase after stinkers. Maybe you could try to do a better job of teaching your stinker the difference between right and wrong, so our police can work on the real criminals that are moving to Oakley – like the murderers (yep, we have murder here in Oakley), graffiti artists (all over Crockett Park) and car thieves. With all this progress comes criminals and beginners like your little stinker and friends. I know your stinker had help because there were too many ornaments for one to carry. Do your job: be a parent! VeraLee Lillis Oakley

Super school staff support Editor: The Liberty Union High School District would like to thank the Starbucks store located at 8610 Brentwood Boulevard.

On Thursday, July 28, our district held a staff development day at Heritage High School that consisted of content-specific professional development to over 300 teachers from throughout the district. Starbucks donated coffee and all condiments for the teachers. We would also like to thank the variety of organizations that presented enriched material to district educators. Presenters not employed by the district included Bay Area Foreign Language Project, Center for Human Development, East Bay Biotechnology Education Program, Facing History and Ourselves, North East Bay Mathematics Collaborative, Red Cross Certification, UC Berkeley Bay Area Writing Project, and UC Berkeley History Social Science Project. The Liberty Union High School District appreciated the efforts of those aforementioned. These professional groups, along with a team of persons employed by the district, helped ensure the success of the day. Todd Airola Liberty Union High School District

Summer program truly enriching Editor: My child is ready for kindergarten in a big way, due in part to Celebrations Christian Preschool’s great 2011 Summer Enrichment program. With the economic times being what they are and our household feeling the unemployment crunch, this program was heaven sent. The teachers, Ms. B, Ms. Cindy, Ms. Debbie and Ms. Ofelia, have true hearts

for children and their families. My child was always so excited after every class. The celebration program that the staff organized was great. The staff managed to teach the children three choreographed songs for them to sing. The outpouring of support from the parents to make this program a success was phenomenal. Hats off to you, Celebration Christian Preschool. Thank you! Francine Huerta Brentwood

Outstanding opportunity Editor: Recently East County has had an addition to the aquatic sporting menu, Oakwood Water Polo Club, thanks to many hardworking people who believed there is a good amount of talent and upcoming talent to support such a club. On July 27 the club held its roundrobin event along with some of the players from Cal Berkeley Water Polo Team. What a grand opportunity for East County players to be exposed to such talent from right here in the Bay Area and all around the globe. The purpose of my letter is mostly to thank Nick Araujo and all the people who helped to make this sporting event a great opportunity for all the kids who participated this summer. I believe it has helped most of them grow and open up their eyes to possibilities. Thank you again, Oakwood Water Polo Club. Heidi Mayer Oakley

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ow to pass the time waiting for the doctor? Why, playing doctor, of course. Nick Brady, 5, and his sister, Kaitlyn, 2, came upon that solution, and apparently a ready stash of gloves and tongue depressors, during a recent visit to the Kaiser Medical Center in Antioch. The youthful practitioners are the children of Amanda Biglow Brady and Eddie Brady of Brentwood. Say aaahhh, Nick!

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Delta from page 1B More than 1,000 miles of waterway meander their way from Sacramento to the San Francisco Bay, offering fishing, water skiing, sailing and a plethora of wildlife, but many who live within just a few minutes’ drive of the nearest boat ramp have never taken advantage of what the Delta has to offer. Well, Steven and Heather Ingram are here to help. Several times a week, the operators of Delta Discovery Cruises set sail from the Pittsburg Marina aboard the 65-foot, custom-built Island Serenade, giving landlubbers from near and far a closeup look at the rich ecology and history of the Delta, all from the comfort of a deck chair or climatecontrolled main salon. Transplants from Utah, the Ingrams had the Island Serenade custom built to ply the waters of the Great Salt Lake. “We didn’t just want a houseboat with chairs,” said Steve as the Island Seranade thumped its way through the choppy waters of the San Joaquin River last weekend. “We only wanted to do it first-class.” But when six years of drought lowered the water level in the Great Salt Lake nearly a dozen feet and left their mooring with nothing but mud, the Ingrams secured a loan from the City of Pittsburg, packed up the family and the Island Serenade and headed west. ON THE COVER: A tourist takes in the battleship USS Iowa, a storied World War II veteran now a resident of the Mothball Fleet as she awaits conversion to a museum ship.

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A fishing boat is dwarfed by the massive, rusting steel hulks of the Mothball Fleet, as seen from the deck of the Island Serenade. Arriving in 2008, the Ingrams began offering a host of specialized tours, plying the waters from San Francisco Bay to Sacramento. Certified by the Coast Guard to carry up to 85 passengers and a crew of five, the Ingrams offer dinner tours, murder mystery tours and romantic sunset cruises. There are excursions for seniors, for wedding and for fans of jazz music, and every year hundreds of students enjoy cruises exploring the ecology, history and science of the Delta.

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“We just got our 501(c)3 (not-for-profit) permit,” said Heather. “We’d really like to do the science cruises full time.” Of all their offerings, perhaps the most popular is the Mothball Fleet Cruise, a fourhour voyage to Suisun Bay to visit the famed assemblage of cargo vessels, former Coast Guard cutters, warships and myriad other ships in various stages of decay or preservation. Officially part of the National Defense Reserve Fleet, some of the 50 or so ships of

the fleet are preserved for use should a crisis arise, such as when a number of cargo ships and tankers were called on for the Persian Gulf War. Most of the ships, however, are slowly being removed and scrapped, in part because of the toxic paint peeling off their hulls and polluting the waters of the bay. The most famous of the fleet’s residents is the USS Iowa. Launched in 1942, the 45,000see Delta page 3B


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Above left, a sea lion commandeers a river buoy as the Island Serenade cruises past. Above right, this former Coast Guard icebreaker is a recent addition to the Mothball Fleet. Like most of the 50 or so ships in the fleet (there were once more than 400), this one is probably headed for the scrap yard.

Delta from page 2B ton, 887-foot dreadnaught bristles with armament, the biggest of which are the nine 16inch guns capable of hurling a 2,700-pound high-explosive shell more than 23 miles. The only ship of her kind to deploy in both the Pacific Ocean (where she shelled Japanese island forces and moored in Tokyo Bay as the Japanese surrendered aboard the USS Missouri) and the Atlantic (where she served as a shuttle for President Franklin Roosevelt when he traveled to Europe during World War II).

As the Island Serenade slips past the behemoth – with armed Navy vessels keeping a watchful eye as she passes – Steve tells some of the ship’s remarkable history, including tidbits such as the Iowa’s distinction as the only capital ship in the U.S. Navy to ever have a bathtub installed (it was for Roosevelt). As the Island Serenade slowly works its way past the ships, stories are shared of the Coast Guard icebreakers, submarine tenders and others. The tour isn’t just about the fleet, how-

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ever. The cruise also passes the Port Chicago Memorial, marking the spot where, in 1944, 320 people died when the munitions ship E.A. Bryan exploded in a blast that broke windows 20 miles away and produced a fireball seen in San Francisco. “I like the boat ride, but the history of this area is the most fascinating part,” said Kelly Powell, a resident of Granite Bay on last weekend’s cruise. “We’ve seen some wildlife, and the picnic lunch was nice, but I could drink up this history all day long.”

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Stone spectacles conjured by alchemy of earth Nothing in our experience prepares us for this. Our primal fear of descending into darkness reins us back, yet we strain at the rein. Something calls to us from below, and we answer with cautious steps. We’ve heard that wonders await us down here, and as our eyes adjust to the TAKE IT dim light, we begin to UTSIDE see them. Chambers hung with curtains of swirling stone open before us. From the chamber floor, jets of stone spike upward; stone fangs dangle threateningly from the ceiling. Stone GER is massed in fluted ERICKSON columns like organ pipes and stretched fine as frozen wings. We’re in the magical realm of Mercer Caverns. If you’re searching for a cool place to spend a hot day within striking distance of East County, an 87-mile drive east of downtown Brentwood – five miles past Angels Camp just outside the town of Murphys – brings you the surreal sculpting of the “Showplace of the Sierra.” In fact, if 55 F strikes you as an overly aggressive solution to the heat, you might want to bring a jacket. Natural forces have been shaping Mercer’s subterranean realm for 3 million years. In prehistoric times, the native Yokut tribe used the caverns as a mortuary, rolling their dead down the fissure’s opening. In 1885, purely by chance, the caverns betrayed their existence to Western civilization. While lounging under bay trees near a limestone rock, a gold prospector named Walter J. Mercer noticed that a nearby patch of grass was quivering as if stirred by a breeze from below. He found a fist-sized hole in the ground, expanded it, tied a rope to a tree and then around his waist and lowered

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Limestone tentacles, left, dangle from the walls of Mercer Caverns, where the temperature remains a steady 55 F throughout the year. Above, aragonite flos ferri blossoms cling to the ceiling of Mercer’s Flower Garden.

himself into what would become one of the West’s most breathtaking natural wonders. It’s not difficult to understand why Mercer Caverns takes the “Showplace” trophy. A descent into this darkness is truly enlightening. The journey takes you down

161 feet – the equivalent of a 16-story building – past limestone formations with names like Angel Wings, Beehive and Organ Loft. The Angel Wings are a pair of rippled, banded, translucent curtains more than nine feet long, three feet wide

and 40,000 years old. The Beehive is a massive 200,000-year-old stalagmite that takes between 500 and 700 years to grow one cubic inch; and in the Organ Loft are suspended the Organ Pipes, an array of narrow columns soaring to the cavern ceiling. The earliest tourists to the caverns were required to negotiate some harrowing passages – by candlelight – and get grimy in the process. As a magazine article dated 1893 put it, “Visitors should wear clothes which they never expect to wear to a wedding afterward.” Today, 88 lights reveal the cavern’s marvels. Sturdy wooden and concrete stairs, platforms and walkways – plus an abundance of railings – make the odyssey below safe and easy. see Outside page 7B


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Well-being in wine country ambience – Trilogy’s Sawã Spa offers it all The aroma of citrus and fresh-ground rosemary. The soothing feel of heat, water and stones. The serenity of sun-washed vineyards and private gardens. One of the few full-service spas in the Brentwood area, Sawã Spa provides a place of wellness and rejuvenation. Located at Club Los Meganos in the Bay Area’s premier active-adult community, Trilogy at The Vineyards, Sawã Spa draws its inspiration from the Bay Miwok people who once inhabited east Contra Costa County, and plays on essential elements of the lifestyle concept at the active adult community. Sawã is the Miwok word for stone, and the spa incorporates natural elements from the site into its treatment menu. “I’m proud to say that not only does our design pay homage to the original inhabitants of this area, but our therapists are committed to paying respect to the people’s ancient healing arts,” said Joel Reger, director of resort operations. “Three core therapeutic elements – heat, water and stone – are integrated into our treatments. We work closely with a naturalist from the East Bay Regional Park District to learn how Bay Miwoks and other native people used local plants and other elements for overall well-being.” Another unique aspect of the Sawã experience is the bounty of Brentwood. Herbs from the garden, citrus from nearby groves, petals from the rose garden, local olive oil, grape seed oil and honey are incorporated into the spa’s treatments, infusions and aromatherapy. “We’re so fortunate to have these gifts from the earth right here,” said Reger. “Each treatment is customized with freshly ground preparations.” The earth’s gifts infuse the Sawã experience from first arrival. The reception area, decorated in tones of aqua and copper with textures of polished stone, sets the stage for a luxurious journey ahead. Guests are welcomed into men’s and women’s lounges, then invited to enjoy the Meditation Circle while they wait for their therapist. The Meditation Circle, with its sculptural stone fountain, provides a serene place to relax the mind. Adjoining treatment rooms are given Miwok names that reflect the treatments provided within. Clients who wish a body scrub, for example, go to the Kiki (water) room, and those for a hot stone massage to the Wyke (fire). The spa treatment rooms all open onto private patios and gardens, and guests are invited to relax and spend time reviving their spirits. Spa lunch, herb and citrus water, dark chocolate and other natural indulgences enhance the experience. Its surrounding vineyards and clear, sunny climate make the Sawã Spa a true wine country destination, much closer to many Bay Area locales than Napa or Sonoma. It’s an experience attracting rave reviews. “I was treated to the Signature Massage and my first facial treatment. The entire experience was outstanding,” said spa guest Ed Christiansen. “The facility is dazzling and far superior to any other spa I’ve ever visited … The therapists were professional; they made me feel that the treatments were just for me.” The Sawã Spa is open to the general public as well as to homeowners at Trilogy at The Vineyards. Because the Sawã Spa is part of Club Los Meganos and the nearby events center, wedding parties frequently take advantage of bridal specials, and after their treatments, stroll over to the events center and its dramatic vista of Mt. Diablo. Princess Pamper Parties, starting at $25 and up for girls age 6 through 14, are also available. Only an hour’s drive from San Francisco, Sawã Spa at Trilogy at The Vineyards in Brentwood is set amid 30 acres of active vineyards and 18 acres of olive orchards in the shadow of Mount Diablo. The spa plays on four core tenants that form the foundation of life at Trilogy: wellness, exploration, freedom and connection. In addition to the Sawã Spa, members of the

Trilogy community have access to fitness classes and high-end equipment at the Delta Athletic Club, plus two pools, a culinary studio and bistro-style restaurant, and a grand living room at the award-winning 34,000-square-foot Club Los Meganos. Outdoor facilities include The Los Olivos Tennis Pavilion’s four courts, three miles of wine country walking trails and more. A full list of spa services is available at www. sawaspa.com. Reservations can be made by calling 925-809-7171. More information on Trilogy at The Vineyards, with new homes ranging from 1,465 to 3,025 square feet and starting from the $390s, is available at www. trilogylife.com/vineyards. Call 800-685-6494 to schedule a Community Tour.

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New Law on Short Sales What you Should Know to Protect Yourself by Joan Grimes, Esq.

Bowels within the bowels of earth: Lurid limestone shapes droop from the ceiling of Mercer Caverns.

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Outside from page 4B One of the most impressive sights in the caverns – and the one that captured the 1900 Paris World’s Fair’s Grand Prize for subterranean formations – is found in the Flower Garden. Here grows a rare structure called Aragonite flos ferri, the branching crystals of which form delicate bushlike blossoms such as you might see clinging to the floor and walls of an undersea grotto. When standing in the Flower Garden, it’s hard to tell if you’re under water, under ground or under the spell of a waking dream. The tour lasts about 45 minutes. As long as you’re in the area, a jaunt to nearby Ironstone Vineyards gives you the opportunity to view another treasure conjured by the alchemy of earth: the

largest specimen of crystalline gold on the planet. The 44-pound phenomenon is no boring lump of rock, but a glistening, finely textured sheet of leaf gold, an object worthy of the most epic quest any civilization’s mythology could imagine. After you’ve viewed the gold and enjoyed a few sips in the vineyard’s tasting room, don’t be in too great a hurry to get out of town. Murphys lies directly in the path of your trip home. The burg is well known for its quaint shops and good restaurants, and is the perfect venue for a rejuvenating stroll following your adventures in caves and gold and wine. To inquire about tours of Mercer Caverns, call 209-728-2101 or visit www. mercercaverns.com. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

Effective July 15, 2011, California Code of Civil Procedure (“CCP”) 580(e) was amended to prohibit a deficiency judgment on any loan secured solely by a deed of trust on a 1-4 unit dwelling sold in a short sale. Enough legal jargon…what exactly does this mean and how does apply to you? First, it means that if your lenders agree to a short sale, it will release you from your personal liability on loans secured solely by a deed of trust against a dwelling of 1- 4 units. If the lenders want the short sale to go through, they will have to satisfied with the proceeds from the sale. The banks can no longer demand that borrowers sign promissory notes… AND no more tricking borrowers into believing that releasing of the lien was in fact releasing their personal liability. The lenders do not have to agree to the short sale, but if they agree, they cannot come after you once the short sale is completed. However, if you think this is too good to be true…you’re right. Keep reading! Second, there is no requirement for a release of personal liability on anything other than a consensual lien i.e. no requirement to release judgment lien or liens placed on the property such as by a homeowners association or taxing authority. These parties do not have to agree to accept the proceeds from the sale as payment in full. The forgiveness of personal liability also does not apply to borrowers who are corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnership or political subdivision of the state. In addition, it also does not prohibit the lender from obtaining a judgment for fraud with respect to the short sale or waste committed to the property. Third, CCP 580(e) does not release you from any tax liability. Remember, every short sale has tax implications. The IRS/State Franchise Tax Board wants to know two things: 1) Did you make any

money on the deal and 2) Did you borrow any money which was not repaid? If you made money on the deal, including taking out cash to buy another house, car, pay off credit card, you may have a gain. If you borrowed money which was not repaid, you will have Cancellation of Debt Income (“CODI”). CODI will be taxable to you at your current tax rate unless an exception applies. Make sure you know all the tax implications before the short sale is completed. If there is CODI, it can be discharged in bankruptcy, but only if the bankruptcy is filed prior to the short sale being completed. In conclusion, CCP 580(e) is a mixed bag for consumers. It may help reduce personal liability while increasing tax liability. There is no question that this new law is going to hurt the lenders and help the IRS and State Franchise Tax Board. This will be found money for the tax man. Borrowers will see the forgiveness of personal liability and completely disregard the tax consequences. Don’t be one of those people! If you are considering a short sale, seek legal advice prior to starting the short sale process. This is a complicated area of the law, but a bankruptcy or real estate attorney should be able to make to an analysis of your particular situation fairly quickly. I see people for a FREE 30 minute consultations at my offices located in Walnut Creek, Antioch and Brentwood. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT PROVIDED AS LEGAL ADVICE AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON IN MAKING ANY DECISION REGARDING A VOLUNTARY DEFAULT, SHORT SALE, FORECLOSURE OR BANKRUPTCY. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR OBTAINING TAX & LEGAL ADVICE REGARDING AN INDIVIDUAL SITUATION. GRIMESBKLAW.COM (925) 323-7772 © 2011 Joan Grimes – Advertisement


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What Does Your Title Say About You? Question: My husband and I hold title to our home as husband and wife as community property. Does that mean if he dies, I will automatically own that property? Answer: The answer is not always an absolute “yes” to this question. There are various ways people can hold title to assets. Often, how people hold title on their property, such as real estate and bank accounts, may be the only estate planning they have done. Unfortunately, it may NOT always be what their estate planning wishes are. Additionally, if people have done a trust and/or a will, how they hold title to some of their assets may completely conflict and sometimes even override what their trust or will provides. For example, let’s say you and your husband bought your home last year and took title as “husband and wife, as community property”. It was your mutual intent that when one of you dies, the other will own the home 100% and without any court involvement. Now, if you and your husband have no will or trust or if your will or trust provides that all your community property shall pass to the surviving spouse, then the answer to the question would be “yes”. But now let’s say your husband has a will which provides that upon his death, all of his estate (this includes his separate property and his 50% interest in the community property) is to be shared equally between you and his two children from his first marriage. In this scenario, when your husband dies, you would NOT inherit his entire share of the home, but would have to split it (along with the rest of his estate) with his two children. The reason is that in 2001, California adopted a new form of title “community property with right of survivorship”. This is different than the form of title “community property”. When someone holds title as “community property” it provides a person the ability to bequeath their ownership interest in their community property assets to someone other than a surviving spouse through wills or trust. When you hold title as “community property with right of survivorship”, you cannot. The surviving spouse becomes the sole surviving owner of all community property under this form of title, regardless of what wills or trusts may provide. This is similar to joint tenancy where the surviving joint tenant becomes sole owner upon death. So what does the form of title say about you and your estate plan? To find out more and call 516-1617 to schedule a consultation at ALVIS FRANTZ AND ASSOCIATES, where your legal challenges just got easier. The information provided is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact an attorney to obtain advice with respect to your particular issue or problem.


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Prosecuting the war on mosquitos While we humans take our summer vacations, insects and animals that transmit disease or cause discomfort don’t take any time off. In fact, summer is their busy season. The rising temperatures and warm summer nights are important ingredients in the dangerous cycle of many mosquito-borne illnesses, including West Nile virus. It’s no coincidence that mosquitos seem more abundant in the warmer months. They flourish when temperatures increase because it allows them to complete their transformation from egg to adult in record time: just five days. West Nile virus is no exception. It requires warm temperatures in order for mosquitos to grow. Rapidly developing mosquitos and rapidly growing virus is a hazardous combination, but it’s a hazard we can all work to reduce. Mosquitos need only about two tablespoons of water in which to lay their eggs. And they usually don’t lay only one egg at a time – they lay hundreds. Mosquito eggs are often stuck together in something called an egg raft, about the size of a small grain of rice, but able to hold up to 400 eggs. The best way to prevent mosquito proliferation is by dumping or draining standing water. Because this is the time of the year when the risk of mosquitoborne illness is greatest, it is critical for residents to inspect their properties for all sources of water that can produce mosquitos. Those sources can include buckets, cans, tools, toys, overturned garbage can lids, bicycle tires, flower pot saucers and pet bowls. Each of these items can hold water, often from sprinklers, and provide mosquitos numerous places to lay eggs that will develop into adults with the ability to transmit disease fast.

Authors to sign books Authors JoAnn Smith Ainsworth and Christine London will be at Barnes & Noble in Antioch on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. to sign copies of and discuss their books. The public is invited to chat with the authors about what it takes to craft, market and publish an e-book. Ainsworth’s books – “Matilda’s Song” and “Out of the Dark” – are Medieval romantic suspense books with a touch of the paranormal. London’s books – “Shadows Steal the Light” and “Hog Wild” – are contemporary romance novels with a British twist. The public is invited to enjoy an informative and entertaining afternoon with the authors. There is no charge for admission. Barnes & Noble is located at 5709 Lone Tree Way in Antioch. For more information, call 925-978-1053.

“As homeowners, we must constantly be observant about the condition of our property because irrigation sprinklers, playing children, busy adults or even unexpected rain can add unseen water to receptacles that can breed mosquitos,” said Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District Operations Manager Carlos Sanabria. And because the mosquitos transmitting West Nile virus can fly up to five miles, mosquitos that come from one backyard put an entire community at risk. Of course, if mosquitos can lay

hundreds of eggs in just two tablespoons of water, imagine how many they can lay in neglected or abandoned swimming pools? Due to the foreclosure crisis, thousands of swimming pools have been left behind without chlorination and filtration, making them susceptible to mosquitos. The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District asks all residents to report neglected swimming pools and spas, which can pose a tremendous risk to public health. Even partially filled swimming pools can produce more than a million mosquitos. The bottom line: reducing the risk

of mosquitos and the diseases they can transmit is something we can all do by following these simple steps: • Dump or drain standing water. • Use repellents containing DEET, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus. • Avoid being outdoors when mosquitos are present, typically at dawn and dusk. • Report neglected swimming pools by calling 925-771-6183 or visiting www. contracostamosquito.com. Anonymous calls will be accepted. For more information, visit www. contracostamosquito.com.


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Stahler joins Delta Spine & Sportcare staff

It’s Idol time

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he popular Brentwood Idol event is back, and applications are being accepted now through Aug. 23. The third annual singing competition will be held Thursday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. on Second Street in downtown Brentwood. Seen above are last year’s winners. First-through-third-place winners will be chosen in two categories: youth to age 20, and adults 21 and older. First-place winners will receive a trophy and $100. Applications, guidelines and rules are available at the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce office, 8440 Brentwood Blvd., Suite C, or online at www.brentwooddowntown.com.

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Dr. Margaret Stahler, a specialist in naturopathic medicine, recently joined the staff of Delta Spine & Sportcare in Brentwood, owned by Dr. Dale Giessman. Stahler is a graduate of Bastyr University in Seattle. She has her master’s degree from UC Berkeley in public health nutrition and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in plant breeding and genetics. Combining all her backgrounds in naturopathic medicine, Stahler works to optimize an individual’s health, seeing primarily adults suffering from acute and chronic disease conditions. She also specializes in cranial sacral therapy, a light-touch osteopathic bodywork that promotes pain relief and the healing of injuries. Naturopathic medicine is based on the belief that the human body has an innate healing ability. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) teach their patients to use diet, exercise, lifestyle changes and cuttingedge natural therapies to enhance their bodies’ ability to ward off and combat disease. Naturopathic physicians craft comprehensive treatment plans that blend the best of modern medical science and traditional natural medical approaches to not only treat disease, but restore health. Dr. Stahler can be reached at 925-513-8883.


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Spread a little joy I spent four of the last five days with my little ones. Time with my family is the best, and I’m grateful for each and every moment. We all know that kids grow up fast, but if they’re your grandchildren, it really hits hard SENIOR when you realize ORNER that one is in college and one has already graduated. Those adorable once-little faces now belong to beautiful young adults. That’s not a bad thing, but makes me realize MARLA that each day is a LUCKHARDT treasure. I’m glad my grandchildren still like to hang out with me. I wrote an article recently about Friendly Visitors, but the fact is: if you’re lucky enough to have a grandparent or great grandparent, your visits, calls and letters mean the world to them. Now, writing might be an old concept, but as most seniors are outsiders to the iPhone/iPad/Facebook culture, they love getting cards and letters. I know my mom loves getting postcards and never throws them away. She has been vicariously all over the world through her grandchildren, great grandchildren and me. Birthday

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cards – as opposed to postings – are a must! The brightest smile I’ve seen lately was on the face of my 98-year-old friend Nellie. My youngest walked up to her in her wheelchair and said hi. Then she gave her a kiss on the cheek and climbed up on her lap. Nellie is easy to love and although Clara Kay is only 2½, she weighs almost as much as Nellie! They were best of friends right away in spite of the 96-year age difference. Nellie talked about it the whole next day. Our weather lately has been glorious. Clear skies and warm weather make for a perfect opportunity to take a senior out for lunch or even a nice stroll. We take our mobility for granted as we hop into our cars and run errands or go play. Most seniors don’t drive anymore and look forward to an outing with a loved one. These are memories that are priceless for both them and you. There’s no rule that says you can’t visit seniors who aren’t related to you. Brighten the day of a senior and you’ll be the one that feels the joy. Marla Luckhardt is a Discovery Bay resident and member of the East Contra Costa Senior Coalition. She works with several local senior care and advocacy groups. To contact her, e-mail marla2054@aol.com.

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Currently our newest facility, the Diamond Hills Sports Club in Oakley, is seeking a high energy, assertive, organized individual with excellent verbal and written communication skills to encourage people to improve their lifestyles and health. Strong leadership abilities a must. Responsibilities to include selling, management of marketing staff, meeting or exceeding sales goals, club promotions, sales reporting and tracking, and implementation of annual marketing plan and budget. Requirements: College degree preferred. Minimum 2 years of sales management experience supervising others required, as well as a minimum of 5 years of direct selling experience. Computer skills, including Word, Publisher, essential. Experience with membership management software such as CSI and sales tracking software such as Salesforce a plus. Commission based compensation plan, including benefits such as medical, dental, vacation, and 401k. Email resume and cover letter to gavinr@sparetimeinc.com www.sparetimeclubs.com

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elissa Ross and JeVon Tran-Coley were married on July 1, 2011 at Martinez City Hall. Melissa, daughter of Jeff and Darlene Ross of Oakley, graduated from Freedom High School in 2011 and will join JeVon in San Diego, where he is stationed. JeVon, son of Marlo and Jenny Johnson of Brentwood, graduated from Freedom High School in 2010. He joined the Marine Corps in January of 2011. The wedding was attended by close friends. Valerie Sukhu of Oakley was the maid of honor; Weston Wentz of Alameda was the best man. The couple honeymooned in San Francisco before JeVon returned to North Carolina to finish his MOS. Best of luck and well wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Tran-Coley.

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July 26, 1986-July 26, 2011 Happy anniversary! It has been 25 wonderful years together and we look forward to many more. We’re so grateful for every day we have with you and all that you do for us. Thank you so much for being such amazing parents and wonderful grandparents. We love you. Lola, Victor, Myles, Rebecca and Kyle

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OBITUARY John Manuel Butticci June 24, 1932-July 9, 2011 A resident of Contra Costa County, John is survived by his three daughters, Genevieve Butticci Gonzales, Elena San Solis and Theresa Metiz; his two sisters, two brothers, 10 grandchildren, and 23 greatgrandchildren.

e’re proud to share the newest blessing to our family: the gift of another son, Ethan Mariano Philapil, born to parents Daniel and Yvonne Philapil, and named after Daniel’s Grandfather Mariano. He’s a true little SF 49er fan, born a week early at Kaiser Deer Valley Antioch on April 9, 2011 at 8:54 a.m., weighing 6 pounds, 4.7 ounces and measuring 19 ¾ inches.

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In memory Christina Cardenas Aug. 8, 1952-June 25, 2011 A million times I needed you, a million times I’ve cried. The days go by and how I’ve survived I don’t know. The family chain has been broken and nothing is the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. Happy birthday, Mom. Love U and miss you sooo much. Your daughter, Princess Diana


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Brentwood will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits, on August 23, 2011 to consider the following matter: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD REVISING THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD 2011/12 COST ALLOCATION PLAN AND SCHEDULE OF CITY FEES. The hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 101B Sand Creek Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. Further information may be obtained from the City Clerk’s office at City Hall, 708 Third Street, Brentwood, California 94513, (925) 516-5400. If you challenge any City Council action in court regarding this matter, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Dated: August 5, 2011 August 12, 2011 /s/ Margaret Wimberly, CMC, City Clerk Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: August 5, 12, 2011

Contra Costa County on: 7/14/11 By Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires 7/14/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: July 22, 29, August 5,12, 2011

Dr. Mike Todorovic 5656 Starfish Ct, 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: Dr. Mike Todorovic This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 7/12/11 By Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires 7/- 12/16 Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011

STATEMENT File No. F-0005179-00 The name of the business (es): Noti Enterprises LLC Recycled Hot Rod Parts Located at: 1270 Fairview Ave In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Noti Enterprises, LLC 1270 Fairview Ave, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Company The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 7/5/11. Signature of registrant: Richard H. Eichner C.E.O This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 7/28/11 By B. Basch, Deputy Expires 7/- 28/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011

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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 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 619-6457711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800- 280-2891 or Login to: www.auction.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 inten ded to exercise the note holders rights ‘ against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0007675 8/5/2011 8/12/2011 8/19/2011 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: August 5, 12, 19, 2011

NUMBER: N11-1109 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Bin Lu and Aiqun Liu filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Qixiang Lu to Proposed Name: David Qixiang Lu 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: 9/13/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press b. Petitioner is to Bring the minor’s birth certificate to the hearing. Minor gave consent to name change at the signing of the osc. Date: 7/14/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 22, 29, August 5, 12, 2011

BETHEL ISLAND MUNICIPAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Bethel Island Municipal Improvement District will, on August 18, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, at the BIMID Hall, 3085 Stone Road, Bethel Island, CA, hold a public hearing to consider amending Ordinance 6 (Relating to Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act). The amendment would entirely rewrite the procedures of the District for implementing the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and change the title of the Ordinance. The above is a summary of the proposed amendment. A reading of the entire proposed amendment may be necessary in order to obtain a full understanding of all of the proposed changes. Copies of the proposed amendment are on file and open for inspection at the District’s Office located at 3085 Stone Road, Bethel Island, CA 94511. The proposed amendment itself may be amended by the Board of Directors at the hearing. Dated: July 22, 2011. /s/ Dan Phippen, President of the Board of Directors Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: July 29, August 5, 2011

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #0004668-00 The name of the business (es): Ascent Sales Group Located at: 2148 St. Andrews Court, Discovery Bay, Ca, 94505. Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Cheryl Marie Pisano 2148 St. Andrews Court Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business N/ A. Signature of registrant: Cheryl M. Pisano This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on:7/7/11 By T. Ragsdale, DeputyExpires 7/7/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: July 29, August 5,12,19, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #0004692-00 The name of the business (es): Beyond Cupcakes Located at: 2649 Ranchwood Drive In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513. Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Sugi Harto 2649 Ranchwood Drive Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Sugi Harto This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 7/8/11 By Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires 7/8/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: July 22, 29, August 5, 12, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #0004795-00 The name of the business (es): Diablo Valley Real Estate Professionals Located at: 431 N Buchanan Circle #4 In: Pacheco, Ca, 94553, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Michael James Micheletti 431 N. Buchanan Circle #4 Pacheco, CA 94553. 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: Michael James Micheletti This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 7/13/11 By Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires 7/13/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: July 22, 29, August 5,12, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #0004824-00 The name of the business (es): Awesome Wonders Located at: 1432 Hillsborough Blvd In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513. Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Colon Gilchrist 1432 Hillsborough Blvd 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: Colon Gilchrist This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 7/13/11 By Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires 7/13/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: July 29, August 5,11, 19, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #0004857-00 The name of the business (es): FAIRVIEW DENTAL Located at: 3181 Balfour Rd Suite T In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): THUC LUU DMD Dental Corporation 3181 Balfour RD SuiteT Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: THUC LUU President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #0004912-00 The name of the business (es): Penny Pinchin Located at: 2095 Cypress Pt In: Discovery Bay, Ca, 94505, Mailing: P.O. Box 1295, Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s):1) Penny M Dove 2) David G Dove 2095 Cypress Pt Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: a Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Penny M Dove This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 7/18/11 By D. Acuff, Deputy Expires 7/18/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: July 29, August 5, 12, 19, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0004471-00 The name of the business (es): Anthony’s Garage Door Service Inc. Located at: 103 York Ct. In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Mailing: 2420 Sand Creek Rd Suite 229, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Anthony’s Garage Door Service Inc. 103 York Ct. 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 6/1/11. Signature of registrant: Kemal Anthony Penso President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 6/29/11 By B. Basch, Deputy Expires 6/29/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: July 15, 22, 29,August 5, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0004775-00 The name of the business (es): Gabriels Enterprises Located at: 1128 Breton Drive In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513. Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Maxwell Ekwuruibe 1128 Breton Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Maxwell Ekwuruibe This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 7/12/11 By Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires 7/12/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: July 29, August 5, 12, 19, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0004436- 00 The name of the business (es): Bay Area Window Innovations Located at: 2145 Elkins Way, Suite C In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Window Innovations, Inc., 2145 Elkins Way, Suite C, 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 9/26/06. Signature of registrant: Steven Clark, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 6/28/11 By Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires 6/28/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0004438- 00 The name of the business (es): JAMES CUEVA JANITORIAL SERVICES Located at: 346 Brighton St. In: Hercules, Ca, 94547, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): James B. Cueva 346 Brighton St., Hercules, CA, 94547. 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: James B. Cueva This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 6/28/11 By Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires 6/- 28/16 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish dates: July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0004601- 00 The name of the business (es): Healthy Babies Located at: 7351 F Brentwood Blvd In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1) Mohammad Ibrahim 2) Alia Ibrahim 837 Comet Dr, Foster City, CA, 94404. This business is conducted by: a General Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on July 1, 2011. Signature of registrant: Mohammad Ibrahim This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 7/5/11 By Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires 7/5/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0004626- 00 The name of the business (es): Motion Photography Located at: 3986 Bolinas Place In: Discovery Bay, Ca, 94505, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1)William P. Mayer 3986 Bolinas Place, Discovery Bay, CA, 94505, 2)Paul Mayer 3329 Lookout Point Loop, Discovery Bay, CA, 94505, 3)Christian Mayer, 1039 Innsbruck Street, Livermore, CA, 94550. This business is conducted by: a General Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above onN/A. Signature of registrant: William P. Mayer This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 7/6/11 By B. Basch, Deputy Expires 7/6/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0004765- 00 The name of the business (es): Discovery Bay Dental Located at: 2489 Discovery Bay Blvd In: Discovery Bay, CA, 94505, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s):

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0004766- 00 The name of the business (es): Solberg & Associates Located at: 760 Beaver Lane In: Discovery Bay, Ca, 94505, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Rose Solberg 760 Beaver Lane, 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: Rose Solberg This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 7/12/11 By Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires 7/12/16 Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish dates: July 29, August 5, 12, 19, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0004829-00 The name of the business (es): Combat Keychains Located at: 2043 Bridgeport Loop In: Discovery Bay, CA, 94505, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1)Andrea McGinnis 2)Derek McGinnis 2043 Bridgeport Loop, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Andrea McGinnis This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 7/14/11 By T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires 7/14/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0004957- 00 The name of the business (es): New Haven Photography Located at: 2390 Eden Plains Rd In: Knightsen, Ca, 94513, Mailing: P.O. Box 653, Knightsen, CA 94548 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Barbara Becerra 2390 Eden Plains Rd Knightsen, CA 94548. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 7/22/11. Signature of registrant: Barbara Becerra This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 7/21/- 11 By Sue Whatford, Deputy Expires 6/21/11 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0004966- 00 The name of the business (es): DAY REALTY/PERFORMANCE REALTY Located at: 1625 DUPRE WAY In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): KATHLEEN ANN DAY, 1625 DUPRE 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: Kathleen Ann Day This statement was filed with County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on:7/20/11 By Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires 7/- 20/16 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish dates: July 29, August 5, 12, 19, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005056- 00 The name of the business (es): Healthy Start Bay Area Located at: 1744 Mediterraneo Place In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1) Sara Wellens 2)Stephen Wellens 1744 Mediterraneo Place, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Sara Wellens This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 7/22/11 By Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires 7/22/16 Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish dates: July 29, August 5, 12, 19, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005092-00 The name of the business (es): Big Horn Hunter’s Oasis Located at: 2259 Black Stone Drive In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1)Roger D. Coggins 2)Tonna Napier 2259 Black Stone Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a General Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 7/25/11. Signature of registrant: Tonna Napier This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 7/25/11 By Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires 7/25/- 16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005122-00 The name of the business (es): Superior Home Realty Located at: 2465 Discovery Bay Blvd In: Discovery Bay, CA, 94505, Mailing: 5639 Starfish Place, Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Donna L Mattingly 5639 Starfish Place, Discovery Bay, CA, 94505. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Donna L Mattingly This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 7/26/11 By L. Barajas, Deputy Expires 07/26/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005193-00 The name of the business (es): 1)Realty World Platinum Properties 2)Innovative Home Mortgage Located at: 761 Second Street, Suite D In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Platinum Real Estate Group, Inc. 761 Second Street, Suite D, 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 7/29/11. Signature of registrant: Ryan Evanson, Vice-president This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 7/29/11 By Sue Whatford, Deputy Expires 7/29/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.F-0004805- 00 The name of the business (es): CrossFit Brentwood Located at: 3291 Walnut Ave, Ste 140 In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Mailing: 2222 Rutledge Way, Stockton, CA, 95207 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): David Hose 2222 Rutledge Way, Stockton, CA, 95207. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 7/13/2011. Signature of registrant: David Hose This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 7/13/- 11 By Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires 7/13/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1322399-14 APN: 076- 481-005-7 TRA: 01135 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx2557 REF: Contreras, Daisy IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED April 19, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On August 18, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded May 01, 2007, as Inst. No. 2007-0128187-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Daisy Contreras, A Single 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: LOT 774, MAP OF SUBDIVISION 3880, FILED OCTOBER 17, 1974, MAP BOOK 173, PAGE 49, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: ALL RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST IN AND TO THAT PORTION OF THE SAID PROPERTY LYING BELOW A DEPTH OF 500 FEET FROM THE SURFACE THEREOF, AS EXCEPTED IN THE DEED TO TOM GENTRY, RECORDED MAY 9, 1966, BOOK 5116, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 752. ALSO EXCEPTING THEREFROM: ALL OIL, GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND OTHER MINERALS WHETHER SIMILAR TO THOSE HEREIN SPECIFIED OR NOT WITHIN OR THAT MAY BE PRODUCED FROM THE SAID PROPERTY, AS EXCEPTED IN THE DEED TO TOM GENTRY, RECORDED MAY 9, 1966, BOOK 5116, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 752. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 3508 Gentrytown Drive Antioch CA 94509 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. 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: $419,895.65. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: July 25, 2011. (R-385927 07/29/11, 08/05/- 11, 08/12/11)

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1325083-10 APN: 055- 300-0654 TRA: 01-130 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx0699 REF: Perez, Lucina IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED May 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. On August 11, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded May 10, 2007, as Inst. No. 2007-0137759-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Lucina A. Perez, A Married Woman As Her Sole and Separate Property, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5176 Tehachapi Way 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: $400,011.46. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 920229004 Dated: July 22, 2011. (R-385698 07/22/11, 07/29/- 11, 08/05/11) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: July 22, 29, August 5, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10-400612-EV Order #: 100678662-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/9/2008. 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): DANNY L. HARTLEY AND MARY E. HARTLEY, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 5/20/2008 as Instrument No. 2008-0111455-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 9/- 2/2011 at 9:00am PST Place of Sale: At the Hilton Concord Hotel, 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520 in the Golden Gate Ballroom Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $324,351.37 The purported property address is: 784 GATHERING COURT BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessor’s Parcel No. 012-330- 0113 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 Cenlar, FSB 425 Phillips Blvd Ewing NJ 08618. 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 not 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

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Shannell Bookout SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Shannell Bookout FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: V11-0961 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Shannell Bookout filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Mercurio b. (aka) Shannell Aubrey Bookout to Proposed Name: Shannell Aubrey Bookout 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: 8/16/11 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: 6/20/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 22, 29, August 5, 12, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Alireza Mirazi SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Alireza Mirazi FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1148 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Alireza Mirazi filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Alireza Mirazi aka Sasan Mirazi to Proposed Name: Sasan Mirazi 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: 9/20/11 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: 7/25/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Anita Carol Johnson SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Anita Carol Johnson FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-0843 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Anita Carol Johnson filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Anita Carol Johnson to Proposed Name: Anita Carol Healey 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: 9-6-11 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: 7/1/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Bin Lu, Aiqun Liu SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Bin Lu and Aiqun Lie FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Brenda Rapada Carino SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Brenda Rapada Carino FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-0945 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Brenda Rapada Carino filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Kim Vincent Rapada b. Kyle Joshua Rapada to Proposed Name: a. Kim Vincent Rapada Carino b. Kyle Joshua Rapada Carino 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: 9/15/11 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: 7/18/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 29, August 5, 12, 19, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Gregoria Barajas SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Gregoria Barajas FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N111127- TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Gregoria Barajas filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Gregoria Barajas aka Gregoria Nina Barajas to Proposed Name: Nina Mortensen 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: 9/20/11 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, 248 Oak Street, Brentwood, CA 94513 Date: 7/27/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Jamela Oden SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Jamela Oden FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-0849 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Jamela Oden filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Jamela Rasheeda Carolyn Oden to Proposed Name: Jamela Rasheeda Carolyn Evans 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: 09/01/11 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: Oakley Press Date: 7/5/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name 1) Donn’s Florist 2)Donn’s Florist and Gifts 3)Donn’s Flowers 4)Donn’s Flowers + Gifts at: 485 Hartz Ave In: Danville, CA 94526 The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on 6/24/09 underfile number 09-4459 1). J Stover Investments, 19002 Stanton Ave, Castro Valley, CA 94546 This business was conducted by: a Corporation Signature of registrant: James K Stover This statement was filed with The County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: July 11, 2011 By: S.L. Weir, Deputy Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011


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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Ka Eun Choi SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Ka Eun Choi FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1123 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Ka Eun Choi aka Ka E Choi aka Ka-Eun Choi to Proposed Name: Michelle Kaeun Choi 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: 9/19/11 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: 7/21/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 29, August 5, 12, 19, 2011

94553 PETITION OF: Nickie Leigh Valenzuela FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1075 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Nickie Leigh Valenzuela filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Nickie Leigh Valenzuela (AKA) Nikki Lee Valenzuela to Proposed Name: Nikki Lee Valenzuela 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: 9-9-11 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 248 Oak Street, Brentwood, CA 94513 Date:7/13/- 11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 22, 29, August 5, 12, 2011

Natalie Salameh This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 7/1/11 By D. Acuff, Deputy Expires 7/1/16 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: July 29, August 5, 12, 19, 2011

IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On August 11, 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 June 11, 2008, as Instrument No. 2008013017600 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CA, executed by: MICHAEL STEVENS AND WENDY STEVENS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, 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: 443 LARCHWOOD PLACE, 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 $247,765.41 (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: 07/17/2011 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, TRUSTEE 3075 Prospect Park Dr., Ste 100 Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 916-636-0114 John Catching Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-730-2727ASAP# 4045378 07/22/2011, 07/29/2011, 08/05/2011 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish Dates: July 22, 29, August 5, 2011

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: 0728-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee ISAAC PACHECO, 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# 4044284 07/29/2011, 08/- 05/2011, 08/12/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: July 29, August 5, 12, 2011

THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by RAYMUNDO SALDANA, dated 11/15/2005 and recorded 11/29/05, as Instrument No. 2005-045773900, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 08/12/2011 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: 2870 VINE HILL ROAD, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $1,116,571.03. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 07/- 30/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW-88 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4044637 07/22/2011, 07/- 29/2011, 08/05/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: July 22, 29, August 5, 2011

APN No. 033-060- 007-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/18/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by JOLLY A HANSON AND MARY ELIZABETH HANSON, HUSBAND AND WIFE JOHN JOSEPH BURKE, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 10/18/- 2004 and recorded 10/21/04, as Instrument No. 2004-0403837-00, in Book , Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 08/- 12/2011 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: 12 MALICOAT COURT, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $310,151.18. 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: 09/- 18/2009 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# 4045693 07/22/2011, 07/29/2011, 08/05/2011 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish Dates: July 22, 29, August 5, 2011

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Laura Jean Souza Karns SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Laura Jean Souza Karns FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1120 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Laura Jean Souza Karns filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Laura Jean Souza Karns aka L.J. Souza aka Laura Jean Souza to Proposed Name: L.J. Souza 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: 9/20/11 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: 7/26/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Michelle Riley and Dane Riley SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Michelle Riley and Dane Riley on behalf of Mackenzie Taylor Jacobi-Riley FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-0944 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Michelle Riley and Dane Riley filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Mackenzie Taylor Jacobi-Riley to Proposed Name: Mackenzie Taylor Jacobi Riley 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: 8/23/11Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press b. Petitioner is to bring the minor’s birth cerificate to the hearing. Date: 7/18/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 29, August 5, 12, 19, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Neil Dev Thayamballi SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Neil Dev Thayamballi FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1151 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Neil Dev Thayamballi filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Neil Dev Mehta- Thayamballi aka Neil Thayamballi aka Neil Dev Thayamballi to Proposed Name: Neil Dev Thayamballi 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: 9/22/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 7/27/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Nickie Leigh Valenzuela SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Noel C. Rapada SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Noel C. Rapada FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N111093 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Noel C. Rapada filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Nicole Gem Tubera to Proposed Name: Nicole Gen Tubera Rapada 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: 9/16/11 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: 7/19/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 29, August 5, 12, 19, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Terry Landon Stalker SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Terry Landon Stalker FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-0834 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Terry Landon Stalker filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. 1) Terry Landon Stalker 2)Terry Landon Mattos to Proposed Name: Terry Landon Mattos 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: 8/26/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 6/27/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #0004688-00 The name of the business (es): A+Mediation and More Located at: 1340 Bynum Way In: Oakley, Ca, 94561. Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Nanci J. Lenoci 1340 Bynum Way Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 7/1/11. Signature of registrant: Nanci J. Lenoci This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 2/22/05 By R. Ramirez, Deputy Expires 2/22/10 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: July 22, 29, August 5,12, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #0004908-00 The name of the business (es): USASA Equities, AWOCL, A World of Chlrdren Learning, USASA Realty, USASA Property,USASA Property Management Located at: 1712 Domain Way Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1) John J Canning 2) Rubandhri Canning 1712 Domaine Way Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: John Canning Rubandhri Canning This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 7/18/11 By C. Garcia, Deputy Expires 7/18/16 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: July 22, 29, August 5,12, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F0004561-00 The name of the business (es): Natalie’s Bar & Grill Located at: 3899 Main St In: Oakley, Ca, 94561. Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Natalie Salameh 1108 Teal Ct 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 7/1/11. Signature of registrant:

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0004491- 00 The name of the business (es): Angels Quality Touch Janitorial Services Located at: 1636 Sycamore dr In: Oakley, Ca, 94561, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Vincent D. Yates Jr. 1636 Sycamore dr, 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: Vincent D. Yates Jr. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 6/29/11 By Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires 6/- 29/19 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0004560- 00 The name of the business (es): Olakom Global Trading Located at: 43 Solstice Court In: Oakley, CA, 94561, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Ololade A. Ogunyale 43 Solstice 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: Ololade Ogunyale This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 7/1/11 By Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires 7/1/16 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: July 29, August 5, 12, 19, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 11-20211-SP-CA YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 08/09/- 2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, (cashier’s check(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: DONALD J SKAGGS AND BARBARA A SKAGGS HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION Recorded 08/16/2004 as Instrument No. 2004-0316293-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California. Date of Sale: 08/12/2011 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: $180,225.42 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 404 NORCROSS LANE, OAKLEY, CA 94561 A.P.N.: 035- 114-017-3 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. This loan is exempt. Compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5and 2924.8 is not necessary to proceed with preparing and processing a notice of sale. 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: 07/20/- 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# 4041147 07/22/2011, 07/29/2011, 08/05/2011 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: July 22, 29, August 5, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 11-01467-5 Loan No. 0177261187 Title Order No. 110200325CA-BFI APN 035- 361-038-9 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED June 4, 2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 430709CA Loan No. 3062011261 Title Order No. 602118900 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03-22-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 08-19- 2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 03-29-2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006-0095746- 00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: BRYAN TEDFORD AND, MARIA DEFALCO TEDFORD, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest 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 3, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 8655, FILED APRIL 7, 2003, MAP BOOK 453, PAGE 10, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $595,838.56 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 15 CLARE COURT OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 034-390003 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-11-438021-AB Order #: 5303276 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/5/2007. 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): STANTON T RUNDELL, AND, VIRGINIA RUNDELL, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 12/13/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0337131- 00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 9/- 2/2011 at 9:00am PST Place of Sale: At the Hilton Concord Hotel, 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520 in the Golden Gate Ballroom Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $441,721.77 The purported property address is: 5024 RODEO CIRCLE ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessor’s Parcel No. 053-321- 010 053-321-010-0 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, 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 Nationstar Mortgage LLC 350 Highland Drive Lewisville TX 75067 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: 800-280-2891 or Login to: www.auction.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 inten ded 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 #0007382 7/29/2011 8/5/2011 8/12/2011 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: July 29, August 5, 12, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0039128 Title Order No. 08-8157986 Investor/Insurer No. APN No. 041080-019-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/15/- 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0059494 Title Order No. 088- 218993 Investor/Insurer No. APN No. 033-271-063-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/25/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by IRIS CABELLOS, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 08/25/2006 and recorded 09/05/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0280124-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 08/26/2011 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: 1055 QUAIL VALLEY RUN, OAKLEY, CA, 945613406. 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 $522,170.94. 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: 09/05/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW88 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4057574 08/05/2011, 08/12/2011, 08/19/- 2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: August 5, 12, 19, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0083135 Title Order No. 09-8237410 Investor/Insurer No. 240946278

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Brandon Van Brunt SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Brandon Van Brundt FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1107 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Brandon Van Brunt filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Taylor Daye Dunster to Proposed Name: Taylor Kaye Van Brunt 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: 9/12/11 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: Oakley Press Notice to the biological mother is waived by order of the court. Date: 7/13/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: July 22, 29, August 5,12, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0004350- 00 The name of the business (es): Hand 2 Hand Process Service Located at: 4904 Chism Way, Antioch, CA, 94531,Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Lloyd L Jackson II 4904 Chism 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 N/A. Signature of registrant: Lloyd L Jackson II This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 6/22/11 By H. Franklin, Deputy Expires 6/22/16 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: July 22, 29, August 5, 12, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005001- 00 The name of the business (es): Real Estate Learning Annex Located at: 5119 Lone Tree Way In: Antioch, CA, 94531, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Mona O. Phillips 5119 Lone Tree 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 7-1-11. Signature of registrant: Mona O. Phillips This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 7/20/- 11 By Sue Whatford, Deputy Expires 7/20/16 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: July 29, August 5, 12, 19, 2011


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0151396 Title Order No. 09-8455354 Investor/Insurer No. 105866618 APN No. 035-451-010-9 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/05/2005. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by AMOR ROHDE, dated 10/05/2005 and recorded 10/13/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0391889-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 08/26/2011 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: 4945 MONTAGUE AVENUE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $511,475.77. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 01/15/2010 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# 4055715 08/05/2011, 08/12/2011, 08/19/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: August 5, 12, 19, 2011

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# 4058081 08/05/- 2011, 08/12/2011, 08/19/2011

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: 12/25/2010 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# 4058442 08/05/2011, 08/12/2011, 08/19/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: August 5, 12, 19, 2011

tion, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 02/09/2011 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# 4055876 08/05/- 2011, 08/12/2011, 08/19/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: August 5, 12, 19, 2011

mated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $439,545.55. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 07/- 20/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4038471 07/22/2011, 07/29/2011, 08/05/2011 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: July 22, 29, August 5, 2011

is purported to be: 1466 RUTHERFORD LN, 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 $436,802.90. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 07/- 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# 4045051 07/22/2011, 07/29/2011, 08/05/2011 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish Dates: July 22, 29, August 5, 2011

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: 5411 LAKESPRING DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $451,262.41. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 07/- 22/2011 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# 4040533 07/22/2011, 07/29/2011, 08/05/2011 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: July 22, 29, August 5, 2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0102477 Title Order No. 10-8395023 Investor/Insurer No. 097678016 APN No. 037-440-012-5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/25/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE 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 MARY E GARCIA, AND RON H GARCIA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 04/25/- 2005 and recorded 05/04/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0159041-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 08/26/2011 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: 5030 MIGUEL DR, OAKLEY, CA, 945613180. 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 $390,612.18. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 11/28/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0110655 Title Order No. 10-8416460 Investor/Insurer No. 0084330035 APN No. 034-380-060-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/11/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by PAUL W SCHUETTE, AND BRENDA L. SCHUTTE, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 10/11/2004 and recorded 10/25/04, as Instrument No. 2004-0407318-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 08/26/2011 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: 17 BIRMINGHAM COURT, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $524,424.42. 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: 12/14/2010 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# 4057011 08/05/- 2011, 08/12/2011, 08/19/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: August 5, 12, 19, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0121038 Title Order No. 10-8445141 Investor/Insurer No. N/A APN No. 037-410-025-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/18/2006. 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 CAROL PEREDA, dated 07/18/2006 and recorded 07/27/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0237712-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 08/26/2011 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: 1707 FAIRHAVEN COURT, OAKLEY, CA, 945613068. 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 $406,853.74. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0127597 Title Order No. 10-8463110 Investor/Insurer No. N/A APN No. 037-343-022-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/06/2006. 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 LARRY PALEN AND BARBARA PALEN, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 01/06/2006 and recorded 01/19/06, as Instrument No. 2006-001864100, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 08/26/2011 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: 32 CHAPPELET PLACE, 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 $568,407.33. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 01/07/2011 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# 4057513 08/05/2011, 08/12/2011, 08/19/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: August 5, 12, 19, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0141059 Title Order No. 10-8504787 Investor/Insurer No. 102088609 APN No. 035-263-055-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/23/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by JOSEPH MORIN JUAREZ AND RAQUELLE ELENA JUAREZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE., dated 03/23/2005 and recorded 03/31/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0110079-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 08/26/2011 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: 356 FALL 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 $435,804.09. 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 associa-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0155980 Title Order No. 10-8559697 Investor/Insurer No. N/A APN No. 035-250-010-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/09/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by MARK WILLSON, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 08/09/2005 and recorded 08/23/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0317146-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 08/26/2011 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: 4205 NORTHWOOD COURT, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $407,231.18. 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: 03/08/2011 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# 4055290 08/05/2011, 08/12/2011, 08/19/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: August 5, 12, 19, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0024438 Title Order No. 110019841 Investor/Insurer No. 114154784 APN No. 035-117- 001-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/23/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by BENITO GUTIERREZ AND MARIA GUTIERREZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 03/23/2005 and recorded 04/07/05, as Instrument No. 2005- 0120172-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 08/12/2011 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: 502 NORCROSS LANE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable esti-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0028643 Title Order No. 110022134 Investor/Insurer No. 1703923301 APN No. 032- 361-003-0 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/17/2007. 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 PHILIP M. TUCK AND ELISSA TUCK, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 05/17/2007 and recorded 05/24/07, as Instrument No. 20070152012-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 08/15/2011 at 9:00AM, Hilton Concord Hotel 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520 Golden Gate Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2774 MARINER DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $283,477.22. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 07/- 07/2011 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# FNMA4036794 07/22/2011, 07/29/2011, 08/05/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: July 22, 29, August 5, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0031179 Title Order No. 110024547 Investor/Insurer No. 747451 APN No. 037-331-005- 1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/09/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by GREGORY A. PITTS AND TRACY ANN PITTS, HUSBAND AND WIFE, dated 06/09/2005 and recorded 06/21/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0224739-00, in Book , Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 08/12/2011 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0032456 Title Order No. 110025784 Investor/Insurer No. 136561855 APN No. 032-060- 019-0 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/04/2006. 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 BENJAMIN HERNANDEZ AND MARTHA O. HERNANDEZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 04/04/2006 and recorded 04/12/06, as Instrument No. 20060112894-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 08/12/2011 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: 2401 EAST CYPRESS ROAD, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $702,824.07. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 07/- 19/2011 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# 4040642 07/22/2011, 07/29/2011, 08/05/2011 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: July 22, 29, August 5, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0033841 Title Order No. 110026641 Investor/Insurer No. 872781983 APN No. 037-372- 004-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/22/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by CHERYL ANN BREITENBUCHER, dated 05/- 22/2007 and recorded 06/01/07, as Instrument No. 20070159624- 00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 08/- 12/2011 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0036784 Title Order No. 110029166 Investor/Insurer No. 1702215200 APN No. 035-490-029-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/03/2006. 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 WILBER QUINTANILLA, dated 10/03/2006 and recorded 10/10/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0320367-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 09/02/2011 at 9:00AM, Hilton Concord Hotel 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520 Golden Gate Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 214 ALMONDTREE LANE, OAKLEY, CA, 945612400. 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 $380,938.88. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/03/2011 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# FNMA4050233 08/05/2011, 08/12/2011, 08/19/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: August 5, 12, 19, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005119- 00 The name of the business (es): 3/21 Investigations Located at: 5082 Wagon Wheel Way In: Antioch, Ca, 94531, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Francisco A Martinez Jr 5082 Wagon Wheel 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 N/A. Signature of registrant: Francisco A Martinez Jr This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 7/26/11 By L. Barajas, Deputy Expires 7/- 26/16 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-08-210710-JB Order #: 080062785-CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/23/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): ABIGAIL L. TICE AND DENNIS G. TICE, WIFE AND HUSBAND, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 12/29/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0416278-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 8/26/2011 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: $580,438.56 The purported property address is: 431 Woodmont Place Oakley, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No. 035- 581-013 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Litton Loan Servicing LP 4828 Loop Central Drive Houston TX 77081 Pursuant to California Civil Code ‘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 619-6457711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: (800) 2479727 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 #0008975 8/5/2011 8/12/2011 8/19/2011 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: August 5, 12, 19, 2011

office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 8/19/2011 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: $388,905.42 The purported property address is: 40 DOWITCHER COURT OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No. 037-480-072 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, 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 ‘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 inten ded 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 #0007368 7/29/2011 8/5/2011 8/12/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: July 29, August 5, 12, 2011

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 619-6457711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2891 or Login to: www.auction.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 inten ded 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 #0006933 7/22/2011 7/29/2011 8/5/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: July 22, 29, August 5, 2011

a written request to AuroraBank, FSB 10350 Park Meadows Dr. Littleton CO 80124 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 #0008976 8/5/2011 8/12/2011 8/19/2011 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: August 5, 12, 19, 2011

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 #0008196 7/- 29/2011 8/5/2011 8/12/2011 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: July 29, August 5, 12, 2011

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): SCOTT WOOD AND SUSAN WOOD, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 8/18/2003 as Instrument No. 2003-0408472-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 8/- 19/2011 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: $105,899.95 The purported property address is: 2313 SILVERADO DR ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No. 075- 302020-5 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, 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 CitiMortgage, Inc. 6400 Las Colinas Blvd MS- CC3-53 Foreclosure Irving TX 75039 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: 866-450- 3172 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 inten ded 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 #0007574 7/29/2011 8/5/2011 8/12/2011 Antioch Press No. 06- 1617 Publish dates: July 29, August 5, 12, 2011

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 inten ded 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 #0007453 7/29/2011 8/5/2011 8/12/2011 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: July 29, August 5, 12, 2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-11-435196-VF Order #: 780316 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/8/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): KEITH R. CORRAL AND STEFANIE R. CORRAL, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP Recorded: 9/29/- 2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0309985-00 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-11-435991-AB Order #: 5272201 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/11/2007. 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): SHERMAN A. DABBS, AN UNMARRIED MAN AND TAMEKA HODGE, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN. Recorded: 6/19/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0176899-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 8/- 15/2011 at 9:00am PST Place of Sale: At the Hilton Concord Hotel, 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520 in the Golden Gate Ballroom Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $433,785.76 The purported property address is: 1273 WALNUT MEADOWS DRIVE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No. 037-382-0216 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 Nationstar Mortgage LLC 350 Highland Drive Lewisville TX 75067 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

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: Robert Sullivan Spencer CASE NUMBER P1100891 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: Robert Sullivan Spencer A Petition for Probate has been filed by: Robin Kneer in the Superior Court of California, County of: CONTRA COSTA The Petition for Probate requests that: Robin Kneer be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: a. Date: August 23, 2011 Time: 9:00 AM Dept: 14 Room: b. Address of court: 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553 If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: Sean D. De Burgh (SBN 264713) 2200B Douglas Blvd., Suite 150, Roseville, CA, 95661 Antioch Press No. 061617 Publish Dates: August 5, 12, 19, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-09-260588-PJ Order #: 103854 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/23/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): GABRIEL MEDINA AND GINA C. MARTINEZ HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 4/30/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0125777-00 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 8/- 26/2011 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: $489,666.46 The purported property address is: 813 W 9TH ST ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No. 066-219- 010 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10-368588-VF Order #: 498034 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/5/1995. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): GARY LEE MILANO AND LISA MARY MILANO, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 12/15/1995 as Instrument No. 95-217786 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 8/19/2011 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: $78,092.76 The purported property address is: 2855 HONEYSUCKLE CIRCLE ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No. 052-123-003 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 ‘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 inten ded 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10-412270-VF Order #: 672631 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/6/2007. 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): MAYRA HERRERA AND CESAR HERRERA, MARRIED TO EACH OTHER Recorded: 8/6/2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0225157-00 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 8/12/2011 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: $348,753.98 The purported property address is: 1947 DEODAR AVE ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No. 068-025-016 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 ‘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 inten ded 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 #0007952 7/22/2011 7/29/2011 8/5/2011 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: July 22, 29 August 5, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-11-417897-LL Order #: 110017162-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/7/2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-11-430061-AB Order #: 5189636 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/22/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by 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): ELLEN TRONCIN, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 3/30/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0092880-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 8/- 19/2011 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: $755,617.70 The purported property address is: 4488 BUCKSKIN DR ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessor’s Parcel No. 053- 292-011-3 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, 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 Nationstar Mortgage LLC 350 Highland Drive Lewisville TX 75067 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-11-432636-LL Order #: 769576 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/29/2008. 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): TERRY L RIDGWAY, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 10/9/2008 as Instrument No. 2008-0221673- 00 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 8/- 26/2011 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: $342,420.28 The purported property address is: 1906 WILSON COURT ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No. 051- 410-011 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 CitiMortgage, Inc. 6400 Las Colinas Blvd MS- CC3-53 Foreclosure Irving TX 75039. 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 not 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 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 866-450- 3172 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 inten ded to exercise the note holders rights ‘ against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0007646 8/5/2011 8/12/2011 8/19/2011 Antioch Press No. 06- 1617 Publish dates: August 5, 12, 19, 2011


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CALENDAR Events Friday, Aug. 5 Book Sale The Antioch Library hosts a book sale today from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and tomorrow from noon-5 p.m. Browse through thousands of gently used books, videos and audiobooks on sale for $1 or less. For more information, call 925-757-9224.

Brentwood Blood Drive The American Red Cross hosts a blood drive from 1-7 p.m. at Resurrection Ministries, 1275 Fairview Ave. in Brentwood. To schedule an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or visit www. redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: Brentwood).

Comedy Night Trilogy at The Vineyards, 1986 Sacred Mountain Lane in Brentwood, hosts a comedy event from 6-9 p.m., featuring San Francisco comic Dan Gabriel, who has opened for George Lopez and been featured on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.” Tickets are $10. For more information, call 925-809-7204.

Summer Concerts at The Streets Antioch-based The Jessica Caylyn Band performs country music from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at The Streets of Brentwood, 2565 Sand Creek Road. Arrive early to make sure you get a spot. For more information, visit www. shopstreetsofbrentwood.com.

Saturday, Aug. 6 Community Cleanup The Antioch Neighborhood Cleanup Program takes on Knoll Park, 5000 Country Hills Drive, from 9-11 a.m. Volunteers will receive instructions and the equipment necessary to accomplish the task. The targeted areas are within walking distance.

Health Fair Agape International Ministries Foundation hosts a Get Fit Health Fair from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at 605 West Madill St. in Antioch. Learn about healthy eating and exercise habits plus hypertension and stroke prevention at this free event. For more information, call 925-709-4424 or e-mail info@agapebfm.org.

World Record Bowling Harvest Park Bowl, 5000 Balfour Road in Brentwood, hosts Bowling For A New World Record from noon-6 p.m. Join millions of Americans to help set a new world record for most games bowled in a day. Games are $1; shoe rental is $1. For more information, call 925516-1221 or visit www.harvestparkbowl.com.

PhDs At Waldie Plaza The Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch continues its free Antioch Saturday Summer Concerts Series with a performance by PhDs from 6-8 p.m. at Waldie Plaza in downtown Antioch. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and picnic dinners, and enjoy music and a cool Delta breeze.

Monday, Aug. 8 ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’ Auditions Stage Right Conservatory Theatre holds auditions for “Peter Pan and Wendy” at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center, 213 F St. in Antioch today and tomorrow. Auditions are

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open to actors 8-18. To receive an audition time, register online at www.srctgrp.org. For more information, call 925-216-4613.

Tuesday, Aug. 9 Model Auditions Glamora by Sadia, located at The Streets of Brentwood, holds a casting call from noon-3 p.m. for its September fashion show. Auditions are open to male and female participants. Bring a resumé plus head and full-body shots. For more information, call 925-516-4760.

Wednesday, Aug. 10 Magic of Gerald Joseph Antioch’s own Gerald Joseph supplies magical fun during a free event at 3 p.m. at the Prewett Library, 4703 Lone Tree Way in Antioch. Joseph keeps the laughs going from start to finish, amazing audiences with sleight-of-hand magic and funny sight gags. For more details, visit www.ccclib.org/locations/prewett.html.

Thursday, Aug. 11 Oakley Blood Drive The American Red Cross hosts a blood drive from 2-7 p.m. at the Laurel Ridge Community Church, 2459 Laurel Road in Oakley. To schedule an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or visit www. redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: Oakley84).

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group Brentwood Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Neighborhood Church, 50 Birch St. The group is open to anyone who is caring for or knows someone who is caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. There is no charge for admission; reservations are not needed.

Open Mic Brentwood Writes hosts an open mic event at 6:30 p.m. in The Game Sports Pub ’N Pizza, 235 Oak St. All short work – poetry short story, nonfiction or any other creative work – is welcome. Participants are allowed five minutes for their performances. For more information, call 925-634-6655.

Fly Fishing in the Delta REI Brentwood, 2475 Sand Creek Road, welcomes fly-fishing expert Damien Stopps at 7 p.m. Stopps explores catch-and-release ethics and how to support the health of California’s fisheries. For more information, visit www.rei. com/brentwoodca.

Sign-ups

Project Linus The nonprofit Project Linus, which makes blankets for children in need, meets from 13:30 p.m. at the Delta Community Presbyterian Church, 1900 Willow Lake Road in Discovery Bay. Bring your sewing machine, scissors, thread and needles. For more information, call 510-459-7457.

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

CYO Basketball Immaculate Heart of Mary CYO Basketball holds sign-ups from 1-5 p.m. at Veterans Hall, 757 First St. in Brentwood. Brentwood boys and girls in grades two through eight are welcome. For more information, call 925-516-1106.

Girls Night Out Networking Women of Delta Valley Girls Night Out Networking holds its inaugural meeting Aug. 31 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Hannah Nicole Winery in Brentwood. The group provides an opportunity for women to empower each other in an informal setting. To sign up, e-mail gnoners@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.gnontrivalley.com.

High School Reunion Liberty High School Class of 1981 meets for its 30-year class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Walnut Creek Marriott. To make a reservation and for more information, e-mail hetrick_ paula@yahoo.com or visit Liberty High School class of 1981 (30 year reunion) on Facebook.

Project Second Chance Would you like to help an adult learn to read, write and spell better? Project Second Chance, the Contra Costa County Library’s adult literacy program, hosts a 14-hour tutor training program in September. All 14 hours are required. No previous teaching experience is required. For more information, visit www.ccclib.org/psc or call 925-927-3250.

Delta Dawgs Baseball Delta Dawgs host tryouts for 9-14U players Sunday, Aug. 7 from 9 a.m.-noon. at Sunset Park Athletic Complex, 655 Sunset Road in Brentwood. For more information, visit www. ddbaseball.com.

Deer Valley Co-ed Volleyball Camp

Toddler and Infant Storytime Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St., hosts storytime for children 3 and younger at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday through Sept. 29. During the free, 25-minute event, children enjoy picture books, songs, fingerplays and other activities. No registration is required. For more information, call 925-757-9224.

Parents of Special-needs Kids The Special Kids Foundation Parents Support Group – for the parents and caregivers of special-needs children – meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. in The Game Sports Pub ’N Pizza, 235 Oak St. in Brentwood. For more information, visit www.spkids.org.

Senior Bingo Play bingo Mondays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. in the Antioch Senior Center, 415 W. Second St. For more information, call 925-778-1158.

Oakley-Delta Lions Oakley-Delta Lions Club meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Driftwood Yacht Club, 6346 Bridgehead Road in Oakley. For more information, visit www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/ oakleyd.

Stitchin’ Saturdays Do you crochet or knit? Would you like to learn? Bring your hooks, needles and yarn and drop in on the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m.-noon at the Oakley Library, 1050 Neroly Road. For more information, call 925-625-2400.

Senior Luncheon

Deer Valley High School hosts a volleyball camp for students in grades six and up from Aug. 8-12. All ability levels are welcome; times and tuition vary. For more information, visit www. deervalleysports.com and click on links/forums, or e-mail loupanzella@antioch.k12.ca.us.

Brentwood Senior Citizen’s Club, Inc. offers a senior luncheon and bingo the last Wednesday and second Friday of the month at the Brentwood Senior Center. Admission is $2; reservations are required by noon the day before. For reservations, call 925-6345040.

Hot Shots Tryouts

Bingo Night

The Hot Shots Fastpitch Softball hosts open tryouts for all teams on Saturdays, Aug. 7 and 13 at Magnolia Park, 5301 Daffodil Drive in Oakley. For more information and tryout times, visit www.hotshotsfastpitch.org, e-mail kdjdjones@sbcglobal.net or call 925-382-7315.

The first number is called at 7 p.m. for the Knights of Columbus and the Columbiettes Council 10414 Bingo Night. Bingo continues every second Saturday through Nov. 13. The $20 or $30 buy-in includes dinner. The payout is $100; $150 for the special payout. For more information, call 925-625-2610.

CPR and First Aid The Brentwood Parks and Recreation Department offers a CPR and first aid combination course on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The course emphasizes prevention and preparation for medical emergencies. Tuition is $79.20 for Brentwood residents; $87.10 for non-residents. For more information, call 925-516-5444.

Triple Threat Baseball

Heritage Baptist Church, 5200 Heidorn Ranch Road in Antioch, hosts Vacation Bible School Aug. 8-12 from 9 a.m.-noon. There is no charge for tuition. For more information, call 925-7575242.

Triple Threat Baseball holds tryouts for its 13U fall and spring teams on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Vintage Parkway Elementary, 1000 Vintage Parkway in Oakley. Players who turn 13 before April 30, 2012 are eligible. For more information, visit www.iscorebaseball.com/triplethreat or e-mail triplethreat.baseball@yahoo.com.

Tri Delta Pirates

Senior Trip

Tri Delta Pirates Baseball Club hosts a final tryout for its 12U fall team on Friday, Aug. 5 from 5-7 p.m. at Cypress Community Park in Oakley. The team needs two more players. Players must turn 12 prior to April 30 of 2012. For more information, call 925-234-0435 or e-mail trideltapirates@gmail.com.

Brentwood Senior Citizens Club takes a trip to Cache Creek Casino Resort on Wednesday, Aug. 17. The fee is $29 for members; $34 for non-members. The bus leaves from the Brentwood Senior Center at 9 a.m. and returns at 5 p.m. Purchase tickets by Aug. 5. For more information, call 925-516-5380.

Daily Vacation Bible School

Ongoing Events

Free Clothing and Food Lighthouse Baptist Church, 2250 Jeffrey Way in Brentwood, operates a clothes barn and food pantry the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m.-noon. Free clothes, food, other resources and prayer are provided to those in need. For more information, call 925-634-1540.

ESL Classes Opportunity Junction offers free English as a Second Language classes for those 18 and older on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. at 3102 Delta Fair Blvd. in Antioch. The language lab class meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m. For more information, call 925-776-1133 or visit www. opportunityjunction.org.

Lap Swimming Brentwood’s Family Aquatic Complex is open for the 2011 Lap and Masters season. The competition pool is open from 5:30-8 a.m., 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. and 6:15-8:15 p.m. Participants must purchase a 16-entry pass for $35.20 at the Parks and Recreation office, 101B Sand Creek Road. For more information, call 925516-5444.


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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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