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Supporting Juggling for Jude

September 29, 2017

Beyond Brentwood

by Aly Brown Staff Writer

Antioch’s In-Shape will soon get the community in shape to kick cancer to the curb in a family-oriented fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Juggling for Jude – a soccer skills and bootcamp clinic – will take place Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to noon. The event will be hosted by Hollis Belger, age 13, a renowned fundraiser and founder of Juggling for Jude. She started the program when she was 9, using her soccer skills to benefit St. Jude through various clinics. In addition, KUIC Radio will emcee and play music throughout the event. Kris Mulkey, vice president of marketing for In-Shape, said her team wanted to offer something special for both kids and adults to get involved when they first began planning this month’s fundraising events. “Most of the time, things are geared toward adults, and see Jude page 30

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Hollis Belger, 13, decided to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital when she was 9 by hosting soccer clinics. Today she is one of the most renowned fundraisers for St. Jude. She will appear at the In-Shape in Antioch to host a soccer clinic, Juggling for Jude, Oct. 8.

Group looking to build 14-acre all-inclusive community center by Kyle Szymanski Staff Writer

What started as a local group’s idea to build a soccer field in Oakley may end up becoming a 14-acre project on the northwest corner of Oakley and Neroly roads that will include a senior housing facility, a gym, a temporary shelter, a full-time private school, an events hall and a mosque. “We thought we would start a soccer field. Then that grew into a gymnasium. Then we thought, if we are doing that, we might as well do some senior housing,” said Abdul Maiwand, a Brentwood resident and mem-

“ Unfortunately, in these times, the minute you mention ‘Islam’ or ‘mosque,’ it is portrayed negatively. But we have been part of this community for over 20 years …

Abdul Maiwand ber of a volunteer group of East County residents that hopes to build the Ibn Sina Community Center in phases over 10 years. City officials are currently doing a standard review of the proposed plan, which includes studies to examine the traffic, sound and environmental effects, the city said in a statement.

The plan isn’t expected to go to the city council for review until next year, said Oakley City Manager Bryan Montgomery, who declined to answer further questions on the matter. If all goes as planned for the group and the project is approved by the city, the passionate contingent envisions finalizing

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the purchase of the land for an estimated $1.2 million, embarking on a 10-year project to build a community center open to everyone. Early plans call for the center to include a 100,000-squarefoot senior housing facility with 200 attached dwelling units; a 20,000-square-foot prekindergarten through 12th-grade school; an 8,000-square-foot indoor gym, with additional outdoor facilities; a 10,000-square-foot event hall; a 10,000-square-foot worship center used as a mosque; and a 3,000-square-foot temporary shelter. see Center page 30

Communion Day

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Homecoming Nail-Biter

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Movie In The Plaza Grab the kids and head down to the Oakley Civic Center Plaza, Oct. 5, for a showing of the live-action version of “Beauty and the Beast.” The event is part of the Movies in the Plaza series and is hosted by Oakley Youth Advisory Council. Special guest princesses will be on-site for photo opportunities. Come dressed as a favorite prince

or princess and get a picture with one of the special guests. Movies are shown outdoors and guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Admission is free, and the movies begin approximately 30 minutes after sunset. For more information, call 925-6257042 or email bruno@ci.oakley.ca.us.

Decorating contest creeps into town Bring out the spider webs, goblins and ghouls to decorate your house for the annual Halloween home decorating contest. All decorating must be completed by Monday, Oct. 16, to be eligible for the contest. Decorations installed by a professional service will not be eligible. The contest is open to any home with-

in the Oakley city limits. Decorations are limited to the exterior front yard and roof only. Entries will be posted online for public voting, and voting will take place between Oct. 17 and 23, with a winner announced, Tuesday, Oct. 24. To enter, visit www.ci.oakley.ca.us.

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The Heritage High School traditional cheer team erupted with joy over a state decision to allow cheer teams to compete on Sunday during the National High School Cheerleading Championship in February. The one-time exemption, granted by the state high school sports governing body, was needed for an estimated 50 teams to compete in the late stages of the Florida event, since all state high school competitive cheer activities are now governed by state body – and that body prohibits competition on Sunday. “This is a huge competition – the biggest high school competition in the country,” said Tatum Garcia, Heritage head varsity cheer coach. Ray Valverde, Liberty Union High School District (LUHSD) board member, initiated the local exemption effort, which was approved by the local high school sports governing board and then forwarded to the state’s governing body, where the exemption was granted. “Schools have been fundraising large sums of money to go to this event, so the time and effort put into doing this has been noted, and that is why the CIF has granted this one-time waiver,” said Rebecca Brutlag, a CIF media-relations officer.

super important to us. We really look forward to being able to showcase our abilities at such a prominent competition, and we truly do work so hard to get there.

Madyson Sutton, Heritage cheerleader The competition, considered one of the most prestigious in the nation, is held at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando and is nationally televised on ESPN and ESPN 2. As of now, Heritage is the only confirmed LUHSD squad planning to attend the event. Squads must punch their ticket to the competition by qualifying at a Universal Cheerleaders Association camp or a separate competition. “I was very pleased,” said Valverde of the outcome of the waiver effort. “There are a lot of happy faces throughout the State of California.” Garcia said competition officials made

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plans to allow all California squads to complete their routines on Saturday if the waiver wasn’t granted. But that would have put the teams at a disadvantage by forcing them to perform three times on Saturday, instead of just twice. It would have also forced them to wait for results after the other schools competed Sunday. “I am very thankful that we did not have to do that,” Garcia said. Heritage and other California squads will now compete no more than twice on Saturday, with a shot to compete in the competition finals on Sunday, if they qualify. “This competition is super important to us,” said Madyson Sutton, a Heritage cheerleader. “We really look forward to being able to showcase our abilities at such a prominent competition, and we truly do work so hard to get there.” Heritage has come close to reaching the championship finals the last two years, and they feel this could be the year they break through to the final round, Garcia said.   “My team is really strong this year,” she said. “I feel if we go there and hit our routine, we will have no problem competing in finals on Sunday.” Heritage opens its competition schedule this weekend. For more information on the National High School Cheerleading Championship or to view the competition, visit bit.ly/2xElrif.

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Discover & Go Month The Contra Costa County Library is celebrating Discover & Go Month this October. Visit your local branch and enjoy the Library’s ongoing partnership with Bay Area museums and cultural venues. Enter drawings for some great prizes and help give back to the community at the same time. In partnership with the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano counties, the Contra Costa County Library will allow patrons who donate nonperishable food items to enter to win prizes, including premium awards for some of the Bay Area’s most popular attractions. “Discover & Go is a great way to introduce your friends and family to some of the unique and culturally diverse museums and venues in the Bay Area,” said Contra Costa County Librarian Melinda Cervantes. “Since 2011, we have made nearly one million cultural visits possible for families with library cards.” Library cardholders age 16 and up can go online to check out free passes all year long. For more information about the program, please contact library staff at ASK@ccclib.org or 800-984-4636.


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Hunting houses in Discovery Bay by Lauren Huffmaster Correspondent

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This deep-water oasis was one of three homes Gina and Ben Galetti looked at in Discovery Bay as part of their HGTV “House Hunters” episode. Hunters” spent five days filming in Discovery Bay, during which time, they discovered multiple businesses that added to the unique character and charm of the community. One business highlighted in the episode was Discovery Bay Paddle Boards. Carol Lehrer, the former owner of Discovery Bay Paddle Boards and 38year resident of Discovery Bay, then received an email from “House Hunters,” requesting that she become part of the production. Lehrer allowed show producers to utilize her home and business for

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Fundraising concert gives voice to cause by Aly Brown Staff Writer

The Marshall Tucker Band and other artists will soon venture to Campos Family Vineyards as part of an effort to raise funds for lung-transplant recipient, and Brentwood resident, Tiffany Rich. Diagnosed at birth with cystic fibrosis, a lung and digestive disease, Rich’s parents encouraged their daughter to live a normal life, full of sports, boating and the things she loved. But over the years, her lung condition deteriorated, and it became harder for her to continue her lifestyle.

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A 2007 Foothill High School graduate from Pleasanton, Rich was determined to persevere, bringing her IV pole to college classes at St. Mary’s College. “I got some looks, but everybody was understanding and in awe of me, not sure how I was pulling through,” she said. “I just don’t quit.” As time and her disease progressed, Rich was told at 24 that she needed to be evaluated for a double lung transplant, and she was listed to become a recipient in 2014. From there, Rich and her family and friends discovered the importance of fundraising. They put forth a tremendous effort to offset her medical expenses while raising awareness around the importance of organ donation through various small events. Rich and one of her friends also launched a social-media campaign to raise awareness and encourage people to become donors. She made a poster of her story, took photos and posted them on various social-media outlets. The posts went viral, which led Rich to a unique opportunity – meeting singer, songwriter Taylor Swift. “(Swift) was the nicest person; so sweet and so genuine,” Rich said. Doctors predicted Rich would have to wait six months to a year to receive new lungs, but she waited for two years and eight months before receiving them Nov. 30, 2016. She called it her second chance

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Tiffany Rich recently received a double lung transplant. Her friends and family have put together a fundraiser, featuring the Marshall Tucker Band at Campos Family Vineyards, to help offset her medical expenses. at life, a blessing from her selfless donor. “It’s hard to get a match, because I’m smaller and you have to factor in blood type,” she explained. While life-saving, the transplant would not mend her health problems. Rich will be on antirejection medication for the rest of her life. “You have to fundraise as much as

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possible when it comes to transplants – it’s $15,000 just for one clinic visit. Without insurance, it’s $4,000 for one round of medicine (a 90-day supply),” Rich said. “It’s scary. And that’s just for one medicine. I’m on maybe 30. Transplants are a miracle, but it comes with costs.” With the high costs in mind, Rich’s family wanted to run a larger event. They reached out to Campos Family Vineyards and arranged the concert with the Marshall Tucker Band. Rich’s mother, Darcy, hopes for a great turnout and show of support. “I just hope people come out to support my daughter,” Darcy said. “The medications are very expensive, and we just want to make sure she’s being taken care of.” Rich was excited to see the popular band voyage out to Byron. “Campos is a great venue, and the people who own it are amazing,” she said. “I just want the community to know that organ donation is so important. Becoming a donor could save someone’s life.” The Marshall Tucker Band will fill the night of Oct. 28 with classic favorites while attendees sip wine and picnic on the lawn in what Rich said will be a celebration of life. Campos Family Vineyards is located at 3501 Byer Road, in Byron. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://goo.gl/EjUz5k.

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Agency: Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office At an age when many young people entering college struggle to find the right major, Deputy Ryan MacLennan knew how he wanted to spend his career. “Right when I started going into college, that was going to be my plan – to go into law enforcement of some sort,” he explained. “I had a couple of family members who were cops – one was in the LAPD, and the other was with the U.S. Postal Service. They really liked their jobs, and it sounded like something that would be interesting to me.” MacLennan, a Georgia native, came to California to attend Chico State and majored in business management, just in case his career goal of becoming a cop didn’t work out. But it did work out, and sooner than he expected. Before entering his senior year, MacLennan applied with different agencies in Contra Costa County and was quickly picked up by the Sheriff’s Office. Now, as a veteran with nearly 20 years of service, MacLennan still finds satisfaction with his career choice. “I like the fact that you’re not stuck in an office or stuck in a cubicle,” he said. “You’re actually out in the field. You get to continuously help people. To me, it’s a

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fulfilling job. I get a lot out of it. Three years ago, MacLennan was promoted to field training officer (FTO), and in that capacity, he spends much of his time training new deputies. “I’d estimate that 90 percent of the deputies I train have had no law-enforcement experience,” MacLennan said. “You can tell pretty quickly if they’re cut out to be in law enforcement or if they’re not cut out to be in law enforcement. It definitely takes a certain kind of personality to deal with the people and the crimes.” Married with two children and living in Elk Grove, MacLennan said most of his free time is spent driving his high schoolaged daughter from one activity to the next. Aside from his chauffeur duties, he works out as much as he can and gets in an occasional round of golf. Of his job, MacLennan said every call is different. “No two calls are the same. It’s one of the most difficult jobs, but it’s one of the most rewarding jobs that you can do,” he said. “It’s definitely not for everybody.”

Right before and after a real estate transaction closes, large sums of money are transferred. The lender wires money into the title company and the buyer wires their closing funds in (down payment plus closing costs), then the seller’s proceeds are wired out. The scammers are aware of this, and they try to trick people into sending those funds to them instead. Here’s how it works: They send out thousands – if not millions – of emails to random email addresses that look like they come from a real title company or a lender. They will look and sound very official. They will have names that sound like real title company names, or I’ve seen one that said their name was “The Title Company” (I’m not kidding!). The email will say the wiring instructions for your real estate transaction have changed, and they provide new wiring instructions for you. About 99.99 percent of the people who receive these emails say to themselves, “Hmm, this is obvious SPAM, because I’m not buying or selling a house,” and they discard the

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Key supporter of tunnels deal backs out Proponents of the Delta tunnels project were dealt a damaging blow last week when a crucial financial backer of the plan voted against the deal. “The Westlands Water District board of directors voted not to provide financial backing for the Delta tunnels,” said Save The California Delta Alliance (STCDA) attorney Michael Brodsky. The Delta tunnels project, sometimes called the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) or California WaterFix, would divert water from the Sacramento River near Hood and carry it underground in twin 40-foot-diameter tunnels, 40 miles south to the export pumps near Tracy. STCDA, known for its “Stop the Tunnels” signs and T-shirts seen throughout East County, has been fighting the tunnels project for almost 11 years. Other water districts, including the Metropolitan Water District, have yet to vote on their financial support for the tunnels. So far, no Central Valley

or Southern California water agency that would benefit from new supplies of water from the tunnels has agreed to contribute any funding to pay for the tunnels. The inspector general of the U.S. Department of the Interior concluded earlier this month that $50 million worth of taxpayer funds had been diverted into a slush fund to pay tunnel costs. “The federal slush fund is absolutely consistent with this governor’s modus operandi of law breaking to get his pet tunnels shoved down the throat of California taxpayers,” said Brodsky. The tunnels are slated to cost approximately $17 billion. Official BDCP planning documents state that tunnel construction would take 11 years, cutting a line through the Delta and disrupting boating and recreation in the Delta for over a decade. For more information, visit  www. nodeltatunnels.com or www.stcda.com.

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Opponents of the Delta tunnels plan got some good news with the announcement that a major financial backer of the project had voted against the deal.

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Family dining is on the menu at Wence House by Amy Schrader Correspondent

East County is known for its farms, fresh produce and family-friendly lifestyle. Wence House – California Cuisine, a new restaurant in Brentwood, combines everything people love about the Bay Area and East County into a unique dining experience. “We wanted to create a family environment with highquality, fresh cuisine and enough menu options to satisfy every palette from gourmet cheeseburgers to a fresh panseared sea bass served with pesto gnocchi, bay shrimp garlic cream sauce and grilled vegetables,” said Norma Wence, who owns the restaurant with her husband and executive chef Alfonso Wence. “There is something for everyone.” The restaurant was years in the making, as Alfonso has been a chef for over 25 years and has spent years perfecting his recipes and menu. When the Wences were ready to open their own restaurant, they chose Brentwood, where they have lived since 1998. “We love serving our community and being able to host church and community events,” said Norma. “It has been so fulfilling to see the response and support from our customers as well. They’re happy to see a variety of cuisine in this area.” The menu at Wence House – California Cuisine starts with all fresh ingredients.

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“All of our food is always prepared fresh, not frozen,” said Norma. This includes fresh fish, fruits, vegetables and organic chicken. Appetizers include Brussels sprouts served with a chipotle and garlic aioli dipping sauce, fried calamari and scampi with a grilled ciabatta, jumbo prawns and a lemon caper sauce, amongst others.

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Celebrating one’s birthday includes a happy birthday song. Grandpa and I butcher the tune when we call each family member or friend and sing our rendition, which leaves the recipient scratching their head or reeling with laughter. Each one is different and customized for the lucky one we call. Most appreciate that it is only once a year but would be very disappointed if that phone didn’t ring for them on their day. According to the 1998 Guinness World Records, “Happy Birthday to You,” more commonly known as simply “Happy Birthday,” is the most recognized song in the English language. It’s base lyrics (obviously before Grandpa and I rearrange it) have been translated into at least 18 languages. It started as “Good Morning to All” used by two sisters, Patty and Mildred Hill. Patty was a primary school principal and Mildred composed the song for the children. The sisters used “Good Morning to All” as a song that young children would

find easy to sing. The combination of melody and lyrics in “Happy Birthday to You” first appeared in print in 1912, but probably existed even earlier, receiving no copyright credits or notices. But in 1935, The Summy Company did just that, giving the credit to Preston Orem and R.R. Forman for the composition. In 1988 Warner Chappell Music purchased the company for $25 million and owned the copyright. Based on the 1935 registration, Warner claimed the U.S. copyright would not expire until 2030, and that unauthorized public performances of the song were illegal unless royalties were paid to Warner. A lot of television programs in the past would stop someone from singing the birthday song on the air in fear of having to pay for that right. I wonder if Marilyn Monroe had to write a check when she sang to President John F. Kennedy! This began to draw a lot of attention, and after several law changes and debates, a federal judge declared that the Warner-Chappell copyright claim was

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Heritage High School welcomed a new face into the administration this school year, as Carrie Wells stepped into the role of interim principal. Entering her 21st year in education, Wells earned her undergraduate degree from the University of the Pacific (UOP) in Stockton, where she received a bachelor’s in English with a minor in film studies. She was an NCAA Division 1 athlete in swimming and water polo for UOP. Wells later went on to obtain her teaching credential through Cal State East Bay, along with her administrative credentials through a district consortium program. An Antioch High School graduate, Wells found herself not far from home, teaching first at Deer Valley High School two weeks after college graduation. It was there she also coached varsity swimming and women’s varsity water polo. In 2007, she was hired at Heritage High School and taught all levels of English over the course of seven years. The last two years saw her shift from the classroom into an assistant principal role, supporting then Principal Larry Oshodi. Entering this school year, Wells became the interim principal, as Oshodi accepted another position at the San Mateo Office of Education. When it comes to mentors throughout her career, Wells said she had too many to mention by name. “Throughout my 20 years of education, I have been blessed with strong master teachers and administrators who have helped me grow my capacity for teaching and leadership,” she said. “In addition, I have been fortunate to have strong leadership at my site with current and former assistant principals in addition to the guidance and support of our former principal, Larry Oshodi. District administration in LUHSD has been a guiding and sup-

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it has been open. “I am a realist, and I understand change is never easy, but there is a tremendous culture of providing a great learning environment at Heritage,” she said. “My goal is to continue to foster that environment with staff, students, parents and the local community.” LUHSD Superintendent Eric Volta expressed faith in Heritage’s new interim principal. “Mrs. Wells has been a valued educator and member of the Heritage family for over a decade,” Volta said. “She seemed like the best choice to be interim principal. She is very well thought of by the entire school community. Because of her compassion for student learning, knowledge of the culture and her problem-solving abilities, I believe she’ll do a terrific job.” Wells’ position as interim principal has the potential to become a permanent leadership role at Heritage. Going forward, she will focus on making the transition as smooth as possible in order to best support those she serves. “I am hoping to provide a supportive environment for all stakeholders built on the pride I have for all the amazing things Heritage students, staff and parents bring to our community,” Wells said. To view video, visit www.thepress.net/multimedia.


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or those looking for a trip back in time, the historic town of Locke, nestled along the east

bank of the Sacramento River, is the perfect destination. Locke, which is often referred to as the last rural Chinese village in the U.S., has a colorful history involving not only the Chinese but other immigrants and residents

who lived alongside them. Getting there from the East Bay will lead you along winding roads through the Delta, through marshy creeks, over oldfashioned drawbridges and through sleepy towns that each have their own nostalgic charm. Once you make your way across the Walnut Grove Bridge and down River Road, you will enter what is known as the Locke Historic District. Locke isn’t just a place to stop for gas

along the Delta. The entire town is a designated National Historic Landmark. According to the National Register of Historic Places, the Locke Historic District is comprised of buildings mostly constructed in 1916, most of which “were erected for the Chungshan Chinese immigrants who settled there after a fire in 1915, which destroyed their homes in Walnut Grove.” The town is virtually preserved as it was in 1916, after George G. Locke made a deal with the Chinese to rent his land to them.

“Most of the buildings remain untouched as if they have sat there for a hundred years without change,” said J’aime Rubio, Delta author and historian. “What draws me in time and time again is the fascinating history of the many different groups of people who lived there over the years.” The real lure of Locke is that you get to experience the history firsthand, as many of see Locke page 17


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fall festivals, but what they may not realize is there’s a pit stop along the way, guaranteed to be a sweet treat for everyone in the family. Ghirardelli Chocolate Outlet and Ice Cream Shop is conveniently located along Interstate I-5. The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company was founded by Italian chocolatier Domenico Ghirardelli, who, after moving to San Francisco, opened Ghirardely & Girard in 1852. The confectionary shop eventually become the modern Ghirardelli Chocolate Company. The Lathrop location has everything that makes the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company famous. Visitors will find a variety of chocolate assortments, as well as a soda shop featuring Ghirardelli’s premium sundaes made with their delicious creamy ice cream and their famous hot fudge made on site. “The Ghirardelli Chocolate Outlet and Ice Cream Shop is the ideal location to experience Ghirardelli in all five senses,” said Carla Tibbets, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company marketing manager. “The scent of handmade hot fudge made daily fills the air when you enter. You can find an assortment of Ghirardelli products like gourmet chocolates, intense dark bars or baking chocolates, discover new chocolate flavors and gifts or indulge in a world-famous hot-fudge sundae.”

There are also a few perks to visiting the outlet rather than a traditional specialty shop. “Guests will find unique, beautifully packaged gifts that are not available in other mainstream shopping destinations,” said Tibbets. “These gifts are priced up to 50 percent off specialty store prices. Similarly, many fountain items, including the world-famous hot-fudge sundae, are 25 percent off.” Some of Ghirardelli’s sweetest treats are seasonal, including the famous pumpkin-spice items. The Ghirardelli Chocolate Outlet & Ice Cream Shop carries a variety of gift bags featuring the flavor and also offers an exclusive line of pumpkin items. “The pumpkin-spice caramel hot cocoa is rich, creamy and comforting,” said Tibbets. There’s also a pumpkin-spice caramel shake, which is a smooth, cool take on the seasonal favorite. As the weather gets cool, guests can also enjoy sea-salt caramel hot cocoa, classic Ghirardelli hot cocoa, decadent drinking chocolate, a variety of caffè lattes, pumpkin-pie lattes and other delicious warm drinks. One of the outlet’s most popular items is its ice cream. “It is such a treat to go and get a fancy ice-cream sundae or pick out our favorite chocolates,” said Brentwood resident Lisa Richmond. “Our family favorite is the milk chocolate with caramel. We can’t get enough of Ghirardelli’s treats!” From banana splits, caramel sundaes, hot-fudge sundaes, cookie sundaes, brownie sundaes and more, Ghirardelli has an ice-cream treat for everyone. Guests can also shop for holiday gifts at great prices, such as pepper-

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The Ghirardelli Chocolate Outlet and Ice Cream Shop in Lathrop features all of Ghirardelli’s premium chocolates and sweet treats, with great discounts on many items. mint bark, seasonal boxes and canisters. Ghirardelli Chocolate Outlet and Ice Cream Shop is located at 11980 S Harlan Road, in Lathrop. For more information, call 209-982-9304 or visit www.ghirardelli.com. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Locke from page 15 the buildings are museums, which are open to the public, free of charge. The building that is currently the Boarding House Museum was built in 1909 and housed workers of the Southern Pacific Railroad. It was later purchased by the Kuramoto family, which operated it from 1920 to 1942. Exploring the boarding house gives visitors a feel for how migrant workers lived in the early 1900s. Clarence Chu owns three of Locke’s other museums, including the Chinese School Museum, the Dai Loy Gambling House Museum and the Jan Ying Museum, all of which are free to the public. “I opened the museums so people who visit Locke could walk back in time and experience what living in Locke was like,” said Chu. “People can actually see and experience history themselves when they visit.” The museums gained national attention in 2015, when The Travel Channel’s hit show “Ghost Adventures,” filmed an episode where they investigated the Dai Loy Gambling House Museum and other locations in town. Besides museums, visitors can peruse art galleries, eclectic shops and enjoy Locke’s restaurants, including another historic gem, Al’s Place, which dates back to 1915. At Al’s Place, better known as Al the Wops, visitors can enjoy the same delicious style of burgers and steaks that Italian immigrant Al Adami served in the 1930s, when he purchased the restaurant from Lee Bing.

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A visit to Locke is not complete without a quick trip to the nearby historic – and some say haunted – Ryde Hotel. “Al’s is my favorite place to eat in Locke,” said Oakley resident Kimie Good. “The staff is always friendly, and they have the best burgers and grilled cheese.” Al’s Place is located at 13943 Main St., in Locke. For more information call 916-776-1800 or visit www.facebook.com/ alsonthedelta. To plan your trip to Locke, visit www. locke-foundation.org. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Brentwood resident Grant Doran, 7, learns all about bubbles during a visit to the World of Wonders in Lodi.

For one thing, the exhibits aren’t meant to be observed behind glass windows. Instead, visitors are immersed in hands-on experiences that inspire them to learn about science and encourage them to explore. While the popular museum is modeled on the Exploratorium in San Francisco, WOW in Lodi goes a step further, encouraging children and adults to expand their mindset. “The WOW places an emphasis on incorporating the ethos of the maker movement into its exhibits and programming,” said Nick Gray, WOW education director. “By promoting this do-it-yourself mindset, our visitors feel empowered to take what they’ve learned at the WOW and extend the experience into the rest of their lives.” WOW visitors learn about energy, electricity, magnetism, optics and more in a fun exploratory-style setting. Popular exhibits include the air chair, illumination lab and tinker zone. The illumination lab is a room that has been converted into a dark room, giving visitors the opportunity to explore the science of light. “Like everything at the museum, the ability to touch and play with science concepts that are presented in an accessible way is what makes the WOW experience so powerful,” said Gray.

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Editor: I attended the Heart of Oakley Festival last week. Upon returning to my car, I noticed that I had lost my keys. I was in a panic, and I returned to the festival and informed the staff, vendors, police officers and the patrons. One patron in particular helped in trying to find them. I did not get his name. He informed me that he lives in the Summer Lake Developments and that he was there to watch his granddaughter perform. I would like to give him a heartfelt thanks of gratitude. As I was about to leave and call AAA road service, by the grace of God, I saw a young lady giving them to a police officer. She informed me that someone had given them to her. I thanked her, and I was able to thank the couple that found the keys as well. I must have set them down when I was videotaping the square dancers. I just want to say thanks to everyone and also thanks to the staff at Grocery Outlet. Chan Denise Theus Oakley

Be safe, be courteous, be legal

Editor: A lot of the newer cars have decorative little “zipper lights” for lack of a better name. Some are vertical – some horizontal – and some circle the headlights. It was brought to my attention by a Brentwood police officer that these lights are considered daylight running lights, but not legal as headlights. When you’re driving in a designated daylight safety corridor, such as Vasco Road, Byron Highway or the Delta Highway, to name a few, you are required to turn on headlights as a safety precaution, which turn on your rear taillights. In most cases, the zipper lights do not do that to alert people driving behind you. Signs

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Editor: In the Sept. 22 issue of The Brentwood Press, there is an article with an accompanying sign that says, “Warning: Public Safety Emergency Area, Enter at own risk!” This sign will be on Vasco Road right before Camino Diablo and obviously refers to Brentwood and surrounding areas. It asks that you please call Jim Frazier, Senator Steve Glazer and the city council or county supervisor for more information. This sign is being funded by the East County Voters for Equal Protection and backed by the Contra Costa Taxpayers Association. The purpose of the sign is to make the public aware that current fire and emergency medical response services are funded at a dangerously low level. The East County Voters for Equal Protection is supposedly a nonpartisan resident action committee. It received the money through fundraising efforts to place the sign. However, it does not say where the money came from, and I, for one, was never contacted to contribute. If I had been called, I would have been outraged that this group has taken it upon themselves to place this sign without any residential input that I’m aware of. It’s obvious that this sign is meant to shame the people of Brentwood for not approving a tax increase to fund additional fire stations and emergency personnel. It should not be our responsibility to see that these protections are funded totally with our taxpayer dollars. Time and again, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District has failed to agree on possible ways to increase their operating capital and continue to come after the taxpayers. This sends a terrible message to people coming into our community and implies we don’t care. Please contact these individuals and let them know how angry you are that they would do this. Jim Frazier and Steve Glazer are elected officials. They were elected to represent the taxpayers in our community. Is this how we want to be represented? And who gives them the authority to put up the sign in the first place? Are we as a community allowed to put up a sign of our own blasting them for what they are doing? And

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It takes a village

Editor: My son is a senior at Liberty High School this year. He has been a student in the Brentwood Union School District since kindergarten, and the Liberty Union High School District all four high school years. I wanted to give a huge thank-you to all teachers, aides, custodians, librarians, office staff, counselors and any other school staff. My son is an academic all-star. He has received straight A’s in high school except for one B in PE and an elective home improvement. He has excelled academically, but all the other things that go along with school have been more challenging for him. All of the teachers and additional staff at Garin, Edna Hill and Liberty have no idea how you have impacted my kiddo. I want to say thank you! It takes a village, and I feel so lucky my son had Brentwood schools as his village. When he goes off to college, I know he is prepared, not just academically, but ready for the challenges of life! Words cannot express my gratitude. Andrea Sullivan Brentwood

A homecoming made special

Editor: On behalf of the 2017 to 2018 Liberty High leadership class, I would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their continual support of Liberty High School, the leadership class and the homecoming traditions thereof. For nearly two decades, Delta Fence Company has gone above and beyond in supporting the activities of Liberty leadership. Delta Fences donates their time and materials, so that we can ensure the safety of the Liberty student body at events, from dances to float building. We are truly grateful for their continual generosity! The leadership program would also like to thank Premier Floral & Event Loft for their generous donation of flowers. The annual “rose ceremony” by which we reveal homecoming king and queen could not have taken place without their generosity. We hope to work with Premier Floral in the future! J. James Bridal in downtown Brentwood donated tuxedos that ensured that the homecoming king and

princes looked sharp for homecoming. The donation of the tuxedos worn by the court at the rally, parade and game really allowed the event to have a classic feel. Many princes remarked about the kindness of the staff and the ease of the entire process. We hope that our local students will frequent this awesome hometown business. Thanks, Julie James and Crystal Morfin! Thank you also to the Brentwood Police Department and Police Explorers for going above and beyond the call of duty to ensure the safety of the Brentwood community during the annual homecoming parade. Additionally, we would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for the time and effort on our behalf: Linda Stadlbauer, with Brentwood Parks and Recreation, for guiding us though the parade process; Valerie Austin and the Liberty cafeteria staff, for providing the homecoming court breakfastand waking in the early hours to create a positive experience; the LHS maintenance department, particularly Ronnie Boyce and Tony Ramirez, for their tireless efforts on behalf of Liberty; Bryan Beaver, Kathy Colburn, Sabine Olsen and Sam Rosenberg for serving as float judges; Rita’s and Rubio’s for their gift donation; Turner Judson and Patrick Schneider for serving as our parade announcers within Ohmstead Field; and finally, to Bart Schneider for serving as emcee at the homecoming parade and keeping the crowd entertained! Thanks also to the downtown Brentwood businesses, which allowed Liberty students to decorate the storefronts along the new parade route, spreading Lion pride throughout the city! Thank you to the individuals who volunteered to drive their convertibles in the parade to escort our homecoming court and other distinguished guests! The Liberty homecoming tradition continues because of the support of the Liberty Union High School District employees and Board of Trustees, as well as the administration of Liberty High School – Heather Harper, Mike Burstein, Scott Hansen, Carl Moise and Veronica Polk! Finally, thank you to the community of Brentwood for its continual support of Liberty High School and the traditions that we hold dear. There is nothing better than a Friday night filled with smiling community members, their children and Lion pride! Summer Rodriguez Director of Student Activities Liberty High School


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Throughout Liberty’s homecoming game against Tracy, it was apparent the losing team would walk away feeling it should have won. Fortunately for the Lions, they didn’t leave last Friday with that feeling, prevailing over the Bulldogs in a 24-21 nail-biter. The game featured many momentum swings between the two teams, but arguably the biggest came in the fourth quarter. Tracy struck first and was leading 7-0 when a big punt return set them up on Liberty’s 11-yard-line. But the Lions’ defense stood strong and forced a fumble. Liberty then marched 93 yards and tied the game on a 1-yard quarterback sneak from senior Ryan Dutt, completing a 14-point swing. “We bent, but we didn’t break and got a little bit of luck,” coach Ryan Partridge said. “We’ll take it. They’ve been gritty all year. We stayed gritty again. They were tough as nails, and I think that we just made one more play than they did.” The Lions weren’t done after Dutt’s touchdown. Tracy’s next possession was halted when junior Sione Vaki intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown, giving his team a 14-7 lead, only minutes after it was close to going down 14-0. Tracy would tie the game before halftime. In the third quarter, Vaki made his presence felt on offense, when he hauled in a 21-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Jay Butterfield. “I was trying to keep my assignment, do what we do and have faith in my teammates that they would do theirs. That’s what we did, and we executed that,” Vaki said, before turning his attention to his touchdown catch. “In one-on-one situations, I love when the corners play press.” After the Bulldogs evened the score at 21, Butterfield threw an interception, and

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Liberty High School senior Jack Hodgson stretches for a few extra inches to gain a first down in the second quarter of the Lions 24-21 victory over the Tracy Bulldogs in Liberty’s homecoming game last Friday it appeared as though Tracy was set up in good field position. But, the interception was negated on a defensive hold. Liberty took advantage of that break and drove down the field, setting up in scoring position as the fourth quarter began. While the Lions were stopped short of a touchdown, Jake Croteau was set up for a field-goal attempt. The junior kicker came through and made the field goal to give his team the lead. Liberty’s defense then stood strong to force two turnovers

on downs, making Croteau’s kick the winning score. “In my pregame warm-up, all I was doing was visualizing,” Croteau said. “Visualizing what would happen in the game, and (what) was going to go on – even before the game started.” The homecoming win gave the Lions an impressive 4-1 mark in early-season play. While the BVAL’s other four teams are on a bye, Liberty will travel across town to take on Heritage (5-0) in the

Brentwood Bowl, Sept. 29, opening the league schedule in a rivalry game. Partridge feels good about where his team as it heads into the tough Bay Valley Athletic League. “The explosive plays from offense come at valuable times,” Partridge said. “That’s going to help us. We just need to be more consistent in the run game and on special teams. And I think defense is going to be ready and we’ll be good to go.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

Cross-country teams kick up dirt at Stockton meet Several Bay Valley Athletic League teams took part in the Pacific Tiger High School Cross Country Invitational last weekend in Stockton. Heritage The Heritage boys’ team finished an impressive fifth as a team in the 5,000-meter Varsity Large School Division. The top five Bay Valley Athletic League boys finishers were from Heritage, which included Jett Charvet finishing seventh in 15:42.3, Maxwell Waechter finishing 23rd in 16:14.1, Marcus Dawal notching a 39th-place finish in 16:36.3, Braden Penner ending his day in 46th in 16:47.8 and Dane Winding rounding out the top Bay Valley Athletic League competitors in 53rd in 17:01.2. A handful of the Heritage girls’ runners were also near the top of the league finishers. Cori Flores, who finished 32nd, was the second BVAL girl competitor to cross the finish line. She ended her day with a time of 19:50.7.

Renny Buchanan finished 39th in a perfect 20:00. Liberty The Liberty girls’ squad was the top league team in the standings, finishing eighth. Alyssa Dalke led the way, with a 34th-place finish in 19:52.0. She was the third BVAL competitor to cross, behind Heritage’s Flores and Freedom’s Jiana Cortero. Other top Lions’ finishers included Keanna Shipley 45th in 20:15.7, Jasmine Chuey 69th in 20:48.0, Maya Pakulski 79th in 21:00.7 and Skylar Mendes in 88th in 21:13.3. The Liberty boys’ team finished 25th. The duo of Long Nguyen and Keene Sample were the top finishers in 127th and 128th in 18:19.8 and 18:20.3. Freedom The Falcons’ Jiana Cortero was the top BVAL girl, ending her day in 21st in 19:25.1. Other top Falcons finishers were Nicole Kwasny (74th in 20:54.9 and Rebec-

ca Pinkerton (93rd in 21:22.7). On the boys’ side, Kyle Berschens crossed 88th as the first Falcon boy. He finished in 17:30.5. Ethan Langendorff (124th in 18:17.1) crossed second for the Falcons. Antioch The Antioch boys’ team ended the day in 18th place as a team, while the girls’ squad finished 21st. Six Panther boys were among the top group of BVAL competitors. Benjamin Elias crossed first in 78th in 17:18.0, followed by Michael Lynn in 91st in 17:35.4. Robert Lewis finished in 102nd in 17:52.2, and Michael Lewis finished in 126th in 18:19.3. Jose Maya finished in 132nd-place, while Ralph Luke crossed in 149th. On the girls’ side, Lilliana Sandoval crossed in 95th in 21:23.4, Lucy Vazquez in 99th in 21:30.1 and Brooke Killips in 105th in 21:38.2. Jenna Salas and Isabella Sandoval finished in 137th and 152nd, respectively. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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the Harvard Varsity Club’s Hall of Fame in 2013. Herb Miles, Wrestling, Antioch High School, 1965 A three-sport star at AHS, Miles excelled on the wrestling mat, winning the Diablo Valley (DVAL) championships, placing second at NCS and going on to wrestle in the Northern California championships his senior season. After playing baseball for two years at DVC, he embarked on a boxing career that earned him a Golden Gloves Championship and an invitation to the Olympic Trials in 1976, where, after two victories, a broken hand ended his career. He was a sparring partner of Heavyweight Champion of the World, George Foreman. Sheree Ogden, Track and Field, Antioch High School, 1987 Regarded as one of the top weight throwers in Antioch High history, this three-time DVAL champion became the first AHS track athlete to qualify for the state meet in both the shot put and discus in 1987, where her seventh-place finish in the discus is the highest ever for a AHS female thrower. Thirty years later, Ogden is still ranked in the top three all-time in both events. Kris Gravelle, All-Around Female Athlete, Antioch High School, 1991 A six-time all-BVAL performer, Gravelle mastered the three sports of volleyball, basketball and softball and capped a fabulous junior season

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These past couple of weeks, my mailbox has been stuffed with questions and frustrations about the epidemic number of large splits at our recently installed lanes in town; more specifically, the 7-10s. A 7-10 split is arguably the rarest of the splits and inarguKegler’s ably has the highest orner degree of difficulty for conversion. In short, if you leave one it’s virtually an open frame. I’ll try to address both the how and why of the 7-10 split. For a rightDuane hander, the 7-10 is Wilson simply a shot that leaves the 10 alone (7 for a left-hander), with the opposite corner remaining as well. An entry angle either too steep or too shallow results in the 3 pin (2 for a lefty), going either right or left of the 6 pin (4 for a lefty). In a typical strike, your ball only contacts the 1, 3, 5, 8 and 9 pins (1, 2, 5, 8 and 9 for a southpaw) on its way to the pit. All other pins are downed by the action of those pins. Your ball has quite a task from a physics standpoint. It must transfer all of the energy from its delivery to the pins – more than 35 pounds of static mass. When a 15-pound ball contacts five pins, there’s not a great deal of kinetic energy left. Each pin that absords that initial energy, in turn, delivers it to another pin while it continues to give up that initial energy. The 7 pin (10 for left-handers) is the last pin to fall. When lanes are installed, they have many parameters for adjustment with allowable tolerances in order to satisfy the U.S. Bowling Congress for certification and sanctioned play. One of these adjust-

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ments with an allowable tolerance is the pin deck; this is the separate area from the lane on which the pins stand. The deck can be completely level from side to side and front to back, or up 180 thousandths of an inch on either of those planes. These adjustments allow for the center of gravity of the pins to “tilt” forward, backward or to either side, resulting in more ease or difficulty in falling over and the direction they fall or react from impact. In general, the closer those decks are to 180 thousandths, the easier they fall and the higher the score. The current setting for certification at our local center is between 60 and 80 thousandths, relatively low, but well within specification range. This said, how do we mitigate this condition and generate more carry? The issue is all getting more energy into the shot. Or better said, it’s about the ball. Simple physics says we must either increase the weight of the ball with a given velocity or increase the velocity if the ball weight (mass) remains constant. Ball weight is not the most practical solution. It’s expensive and, depending on your age and physique, not appropriate. Increasing ball weight also has the effect of decreasing ball speed, which is counterproductive to our end goal. I recommend increasing your ball speed to increase energy at the pins, and you do this with your footwork. Move back on the approach in small increments of 4 to 6 inches and observe your results, adjusting as needed. It’s a change you have to make to avoid the dreaded 7-10 split. Bowl well, and good luck! Wilson is a U.S. Bowling Congress Silver Instructor and an International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association ball technician. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits, on October 10, 2017, hold a public hearing to consider the following: An application for a conditional use permit and design review (CUP 17-011 / DR 17-014) for the development of a 1,367 square foot accessory dwelling unit, to be located on

the property at 1571 Fairview Avenue (APN 019-100-003). Applicant: Robert Thompson Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Associate Planner Debbie Hill ((925) 516-5135 or dhill@brentwoodca. gov) in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, California 94513. Before any court challenge of Planning Commission decisions, you are required to appeal the decision to the City Council no later than the time period provided under the City’s Municipal Code. In addition you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered

Chambers, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Senior Planner Jeff Zilm [(925) 516-5136 or jzilm@brentwoodca.gov] in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, California 94513. Before any court challenge of Planning Commission decisions, you are required to appeal the decision to the City Council no later than the time period provided under the City’s Municipal Code. In addition you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 74705 Publish Dates: September 29, 2017.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on October 10, 2017, hold a public hearing to consider: An application to amend (CUP 02-01-A3) a conditional use permit (CUP 02-01) for a master sign program to allow an additional monument sign for the Lone Tree Center (APN 019-010-038). Applicant: Paul Martin for Fletcher Lane Property, LLC Said hearing will be held at the City Council


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005264-00 The name of the business: Park Avenue Cleaners Located at: 3403 Deer Valley Rd In: Antioch, CA 94531, is hereby registered by the following owner: Park Avenue Cleaners Inc. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 4/15/2017. Signature of registrant: Gurtej S. Brar, Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 28, 2017 by Deputy Gnecco Expires 8/28/2022 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 74607 Publish dates: September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005710-00 The name of the business: Pacific Mainland Details Located at: 115 Campbell Ave In: Antioch, CA 94509, is hereby registered by the following owner: 1. David Udy 2. Orlando Caburnay. This business is conducted by: Co-Partners. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: David Udy. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 18, 2017 by Deputy C Pittman Expires 9/18/2022 Antioch Press No. 061617 74642 Publish dates: September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 2017.

TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE: 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 as: More fully described in said Deed of Trust. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 4957 Spur Way, Antioch, CA 94531-8199 A.P.N.: 053-490-022 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. 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 thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $391,159.58. Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt. 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 of the Deed of Trust has executed and delivered to the undersigned a written request to commence foreclosure, and the undersigned caused a Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on this property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (866)-9608299 or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.altisource.com/MortgageServices/ DefaultManagement/TrusteeServices. aspx using the file number assigned to this case 2017-00113-CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: September 1, 2017 Western Progressive, LLC, as Trustee for beneficiary C/o 1500 Palma Drive, Suite 237 Ventura, CA 93003 Sale Information Line: (866) 960-8299 http:// www.altisource.com/MortgageServices/ DefaultManagement/TrusteeServices. aspx Trustee Sale Assistant WESTERN PROGRESSIVE, LLC MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Antioch Press No 06-1617 74559 Publish Dates: September 15, 22, 29, 2017.

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 C ode 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): VICTORIA A. TOLBERT, A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded: 2/20/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0049383-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 10/23/2017 at 1:30PM Place of Sale: At the north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $430,040.09 The purported property address is: 3101 BROOK COURT, ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 071-341-020-7 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-16-748935-BF . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return o f the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. 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. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 411 Ivy Street San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 916-939-0772 O r Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-16748935-BF IDSPub #0131353 9/29/2017 10/6/2017 10/13/2017 Antioch Press No 06-1617 74552 Publish Dates: September 29, October 6, 13, 2017.

vice Located at: 1210 Central Blvd # 118 In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Luz Maria Del-Real. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2013. Signature of registrant: Luz Maria Del-Real. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 28, 2017 by Deputy P Cornelius Expires 8/28/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 74518 Publish dates: September 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017.

business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9/7/17. Signature of registrant: Bradley Robert Hannah, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 8, 2017 by Deputy A Vasquez Expires 9/8/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 74587 Publish dates: September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005347-00 The name of the business: 7 Eleven 2365-18330D Located at: 2301 Buchanan Rd In: Antioch, CA 94509, is hereby registered by the following owner: S3Singh Corporation . 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: Rajnesh Singh, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 31, 2017 by Deputy A Gnecco Expires August 31, 2022 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 74572 Publish dates: September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005457-00 The name of the business: China Chef Located at: 1200 Contra Costa Blvd In: Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, is hereby registered by the following owner: China Chef, LLC. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liabilitiy Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: HuaChao Jiang / Manager Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 6, 2017 by Deputy J Celestial Expires 9/6/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 74604 Publish dates: September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005461-00 The name of the business: 1. KingsLoveGold 2. QueensLoveGold Located at: 4606 Appleglen St. In: Antioch, CA 94531, is hereby registered by the following owner: Tunde K. Falase. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9/6/17. Signature of registrant: Tunde K. Falase. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 6, 2017 by Deputy C Garola Expires 9/6/2022 Antioch Press No. 061617 74660 Publish dates: September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005522-00 The name of the business: JoDoula Located at: 3507 Nightingale Dr In: Antioch, CA 94505, is hereby registered by the following owner: Joanne Magdaleno. 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: Joanne Magdaleno. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 11, 2017 by Deputy L Ferm Expires 9/11/2022 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 74600 Publish dates: September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005700-00 The name of the business: Harjan Located at: 1336 Mokelumne Dr. In: Antioch, CA 94531, is hereby registered by the following owner: Jagjit Singh Khalsa. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9/26/08. Signature of registrant: Jagjit Singh Khalsa. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 18, 2017 by Deputy L Ferm Expires 9/18/2022 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 74673 Publish dates: September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 2017.

NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT - PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO STATEWIDE STORM WATER PERMIT FOR THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) will receive comments regarding the proposed amendment to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Statewide Storm Water Permit for the State of California, Department of Transportation. The proposed amendment is available to view on the State Water Board’s website at http://www.swrcb.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/stormwater/caltrans. shtml. You may request a paper copy by contacting Jenny Chen at (916) 3415570 or <jenny.chen@waterboards. ca.gov>. Written comments on the proposed permit and any request for a hearing must be received by 12:00 noon on October 30, 2017 and addressed to Jeanine Townsend, Clerk to the Board, State Water Resources Control Board, 1001 I Street, 24th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814. Email comments should be sent to: <commentletters@waterboards. ca.gov> with the subject line: “Comment Letter – Caltrans Storm Water Permit Amendment.” Any person desiring to receive future notices must sign up at: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/ resources/email_subscriptions/swrcb_ subscribe.shtml by checking “Storm Water Municipal Permitting Issues.” 9/29/17 CNS-3053965# ANTIOCH PRESS. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 74653 Publish Dates: September 29, 2017 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 2017-00113-CA A.P.N.:053-490-022 Property Address: 4957 Spur Way, Antioch, CA 94531-8199PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE § 2923.3(a) and (d), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERRED TO BELOW IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT BUT ONLY TO THE COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED 注:本文 件包含一个信息摘要 참고사 항: 본 첨부 문서에 정보 요 약서가 있습니다 NOTA: SE ADJUNTA UN RESUMEN DE LA INFORMACIÓN DE ESTE DOCUMENTO TALA: MAYROONG BUOD NG IMPORMASYON SA DOKUMENTONG ITO NA NAKALAKIP LƯU Ý: KÈM THEO ĐÂY LÀ BẢN TRÌNH BÀY TÓM LƯỢC VỀ THÔNG TIN TRONG TÀI LIỆU NÀY IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09/25/2006. 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. Trustor: Eli Deleston, Unmarried and Luz Malinao, Unmarried Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Deed of Trust Recorded 10/11/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0322947-00 in book —-, page—- and of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 10/12/2017 at 01:30 PM Place of Sale:At the north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565 Estimated amount of unpaid balance, reasonably estimated costs and other charges: $391,159.58 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE THE TRUSTEE 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, A SAVINGS ASSOCIATION OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-16-748935-BF Order No.: 8672796 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED TO THE COPY PROVI DED TO THE MORTGAGOR OR TRUSTOR (Pursuant to Cal. Civ. Code 2923.3) YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/12/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0004962-00 The name of the business: Fisk Farm Fresh Located at: 4522 Sellers Ave In: Kinghtsen, CA 94548, is hereby registered by the following owner: 1. Rose Marie Fiske 2. John Fiske . This business is conducted by: Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 5/1/16. Signature of registrant: Rose Marie Fiske. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 15, 2017 by Deputy J Celestial Expires 8/15/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 74517 Publish dates: September 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005146-00 The name of the business(es): Eyecings Located at: 5541 Lone Tree Way In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Anna Oliveira. 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: Anna Oliveira. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 22, 2017 by Deputy J Crawford Expires 8/22/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 74590 Publish dates: September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005154-00 The name of the business: MRI Staffing Solutions Located at: 912 Kane Circle In: Walnut Creek, CA 94598, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1. Mehrzad Khoshdelazad 2. Masoud Mark Golchehreh. This business is conducted by: Co-Partners. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Mehrzad Khoshdelazad. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 22, 2017 by Deputy C Pittman Expires 8/22/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 74588 Publish dates: September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005216-00 The name of the business: Dawn Global Located at: 6842 New Melones Circle In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505, is hereby registered by the following owner: Masood Aryen. 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: Masood Aryen. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 24, 2017 by Deputy T Lawson Expires 8/24/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 74613 Publish dates: September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005250-00 The name of the business: Wee Care Preschool Child Development Center Located at: 1275 Fairview Ave In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Resurrection Lutheran Ministries. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2004. Signature of registrant: Catherine Oetjen, Treasurer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August 28, 2017 by Deputy J Crawford Expires 8/28/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 74625 Publish dates: September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005252-00 The name of the business: Maria Pulido’s Cleaning Ser-

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005521-00 The name of the business(es): 86 Excess Located at: 720 Palmer Rd In: Walnut Creek, 9, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Terry Minkler. 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: Terry Minkler. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 11, 2017 by Deputy P Cornelius Expires 9/11/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 74591 Publish dates: September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005265-00 The name of the business: Park Avenue Cleaners Located at: 2874 Ygnacio Valley Rd In: Walnut Creek, CA 94598, is hereby registered by the following owner: Park Avenue Cleaners Inc. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 6/10/2017. Signature of registrant: Gurtej S. Brar, Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa FICTITIOUS BUSINESS County on: August 28, 2017 by Deputy A NAME STATEMENT Gnecco Expires 8/28/2022 Brentwood File No. F-0005536-00 The name of the Press No. 02-1273 74610 Publish dates: business: Aircare Located at: 165 ConSeptember 22, 29, October 6, 13, 2017. tinente Ave In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Jeffrey Paul Rios. This business is conductNAME STATEMENT ed by: An Individual. The registrant comFile No. F-0005268-00 The name of the menced to transact business under the business(es): Corey’s Books & More Lo- fictitious business name or names listed cated at: 2816 Pristine Way In: Brentwood, above on July 30, 2009. Signature of regisCA 94513, is hereby registered by the fol- trant: Jeffrey Paul Rios. This statement was lowing owner(s): CMFR, LLC. This business filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa is conducted by: A Limited Liability Co. The County on: September 11, 2017 by Deputy registrant commenced to transact busi- A Vasquez Expires 9/11/2022 Brentwood ness under the fictitious business name or Press No. 02-1273 74601 Publish dates: names listed above on 7/24/17. Signature September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 2017. of registrant: Corey Scott Romero, CEO. This statement was filed with the County FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Clerk of Contra Costa County on: August NAME STATEMENT 29, 2017 by Deputy A Gnecco Expires File No. F-0005585-00 The name of the 8/29/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 business: Greenberry Publishing, LLC 74589 Publish dates: September 15, 22, Located at: 20 Atlantic Circle In: Pittsburg, 29, October 6, 2017. CA 94565, is hereby registered by the following owner: Greenberry Publishing, LLC. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS This business is conducted by: A Limited NAME STATEMENT Liability Co. The registrant commenced to File No. F-0005276-00 The name of the transact business under the fictitious busibusiness: East Bay Natural Medicine ness name or names listed above on N/A. Located at: 1875 Olympic Blvd Ste 150 In: Signature of registrant: Maribelle Birao, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, is hereby regis- Manager. This statement was filed with tered by the following owner(s): Jaspreet the County Clerk of Contra Costa County Mundeir. This business is conducted by: on: September 12, 2017 by Deputy L Ferm An Individual. The registrant commenced Expires 9/12/2022 Brentwood Press No. to transact business under the fictitious 02-1273 74639 Publish dates: September business name or names listed above on 22, 29, October 6, 13, 2017. 7/20/2012. Signature of registrant: Jaspreet Mundeir. This statement was filed with FICTITIOUS BUSINESS the County Clerk of Contra Costa County NAME STATEMENT on: August 29, 2017 by Deputy H Franklin File No. F-0005591-00 The name of the busiExpires 8/29/2022 Brentwood Press No. ness: Zarco Floors Located at: 521 3rd St Apt 02-1273 74575 Publish dates: September B In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby regis15, 22, 29, October 6, 2017. tered by the following owner: Oscar Zayago. This business is conducted by: An Individual. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS The registrant commenced to transact busiNAME STATEMENT ness under the fictitious business name or File No. F-0005299-00 The name of the names listed above on N/A. Signature of regbusiness: iTechLoyal Located at: 18 Oak istrant: Oscar Zayago. This statement was filed St, Unit 1226 In: Brentwood, CA 94513, with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County is hereby registered by the following on: September 12, 2017 by Deputy A Gnecco owner: Timothy Paul Herode. This busi- Expires 9/12/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02ness is conducted by: An Individual. The 1273 74630 Publish dates: September 22, registrant commenced to transact busi- 29, October 6, 13, 2017. ness under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 6/17/17. Signature FICTITIOUS BUSINESS of registrant: Timothy Paul Herode. This NAME STATEMENT statement was filed with the County Clerk File No. F-0005605-00 The name of the of Contra Costa County on: August 30, 2017 business: Rosa’s Beauty Salon Located by Deputy C Pittman Expires 8/30/2022 at: 7880 Brentwood Blvd, Suite #B In: Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 74616 Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby regisPublish dates: September 22, 29, October tered by the following owner: Maria R. 6, 13, 2017. Sandoval. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced FICTITIOUS BUSINESS to transact business under the fictitious NAME STATEMENT business name or names listed above on File No. F-0005406-00 The name of the N/A. Signature of registrant: Maria R. Sanbusiness: Marie’s Bathroom Rehab doval. This statement was filed with the Located at: 328 Elm St. In: Brentwood, CA County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: 94513 following owner: Monisha Marie September 13, 2017 by Deputy C Pittman Keys. This business is conducted by: An Expires 9/13/2022 Brentwood Press No. Individual. The registrant commenced to 02-1273 74618 Publish dates: September transact business under the fictitious busi- 22, 29, October 6, 13, 2017. ness name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Monisha Marie FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Keys. This statement was filed with the NAME STATEMENT County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: File No. F-0005612-00 The name of the September 5, 2017 by Deputy A Ramirez business: Panacea Care Located at: 2352 Expires 9/5/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02- Cobalt Lane In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is 1273 74670 Publish dates: September 29, hereby registered by the following owner: October 6, 13, 20, 2017. Patiola Talamaivao. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant FICTITIOUS BUSINESS commenced to transact business under NAME STATEMENT the fictitious business name or names listFile No. F-0005490-00 The name of the ed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: business: Hannah Construction Located Patiola Talamaivao. This statement was at: 4494 Treat Blvd # 2105 In: Concord, CA filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa 94521, is hereby registered by the follow- County on: September 13, 2017 by Deputy ing owner(s): Hannah Construction. This C Pittman Expires 9/13/2022 Brentwood business is conducted by: A Corporation. Press No. 02-1273 74617 Publish dates: The registrant commenced to transact September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 2017.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005619-00 The name of the business: Delta’s Handyman & Maintenance Services LLC Located at: 5331 Gold Creek Circle In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505, is hereby registered by the following owner: Delta’s Handyman & Maintenance Services LLC. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Timothy J. Christensen. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 13, 2017 by Deputy A Aguda Expires 9/13/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 74614 Publish dates: September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 2017.

commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 09/01/2017. Signature of registrant: Gerard Banaga, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 18, 2017 by Deputy J Crawford Expires 9/18/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 74646 Publish dates: September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 2017.

chairs, wooden rocking horse, Everlast boxing bag, roll away tool box, golf bag & cart. 8. Gary Trolesi - 3 bags & bedding. 9. Marie Jackson - Boxes, bags, desk, luggage, leather sofa, night stand & plastic bins. 10. Tashauna Cottrell - Motorized mini scooter, basketball hoop, toys, stereo equipment, 3 TVs, computer equipment, & 3 bikes. 11. Giovanni Baldizon - Projection TV, metal shelving, couch, electronics & toys. 12. Victor Baros - Jumper cables, 5 fishing poles, SF Giant clothing & tools. 13. Marissa Boo - Piano, art work, furniture, sport equipment, computer equipment, large round swivel chair, tools, boxes & bins. 14. Marissa Boo - Drill press, weights, large play house, exercise equipment, metal shelving, refrigerator, tennis rackets, boxes & bins. 15. Douglas Gilmore Jr. - Roll away tool box, washer, dryer, rocking chair & toys. 16. Andrea M. Sarmiento - Art, guitar case, wooden table, dog house & floor fan. 17. Jamie Phipps - 4 tires and rims, microwave, ply wood stand, scooter, baby seat, boxes & bins. 18. Alex Santistevan - Weights, Christmas lights, ice chest, shade umbrella, & artwork. Purchases must be paid for at the time of purchase by cash only. All purchased items sold as-is, where-is, and must be removed at the time of sale. Sale subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. Call ahead to make sure sale is still scheduled. Contraband, or items subject to regulation or registration will not be transferred with the liened unit unless otherwise noted. Dates Published: 9/22/17 and 9/29/17 Nor Cal Storage Auctions, Inc., Bond #7900390179, Tel. (916) 604-9695 Brentwood Press No 02-1273 74641 Publish Dates September 22, 29, 2017.

OF THIS DAY, AFFORDABLE STORAGE WILL CONDUCT A PUBLIC SALE TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, FOR CASH, OF THE CONTENTS OF SPACE NUMBERS: B53 10X24DNO HAMLIN, KEVIN B1094 5X10UP MURPHY, HARRY C1124 5X10UP SCHREIBER, JOHN C1140 10X10UP RICKER, TYLER D123 5X8DNM DIAZ, LOUISE D161 10X3DNM MADRID, ANGELINA D1173 10X10UP WILLIAMS, LESLIE E1299 10X10UP CORRIVEAU, ANNETTE E1309 10X10UP KELLY, SHEILA E1338 10X10UP TAYLOR, MARK E1353 5X5UP THOMAS, BLAKE F244 10X14DNO AMADO, EVA F257 5X10DNI DELOSREYES, KAREN F1357 5X10UP MARTIN, TODD F1361 5X5UP PEREZ, WILLIAM F1363 5X5UP KAISER, PAULINE H308 10X24DNO KELLY, SHEILA ITEMS TO BE AUCTIONED WILL CONSIST OF PERSONAL, HOUSEHOLD AND CORPORATE GOODS. LANDLORD RESERVES THE RIGHT TO BID. THIS SALE IS BEING MADE TO SATISFY A LANDLORD’S LIEN. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND. DATED THIS 26TH DAY OF OCTOBER, 2017.AFFORDABLE STORAGE, LESSOR PH: (925) 825-3217 FX: (925) 825-3219 theaffordablestorage.com affordable_storage@sbcglobal. net Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 74685 Publish Dates: September 29, October 13, 2017.

to Section 21700 of the Business and Professions Code, State of California, the undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on Wednesday October 11 th , 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at Brentwood Self Storage, 190 Sand Creek Rd. Brentwood, CA 94513. County of Contra Costa, State of California, the goods, chattel or other personal property including but not limited to furniture, clothing, tools and/or other household items. Stored by the following person(s): Corey Cross Scott Bowman Brienne Kautzman Jesmarie Avila Maryann Racines Paula Kapfenstein Precious Bradford Maiyio Jackson Stephen Cruz Rickey Soto Judith Higareda Carlos Beltram Richard Bosch Fara Bowman Lillian Rubi All purchased goods are sold as is and must be paid for at the time of purchase. Cash Only. Management reserves the right to set a minimum bid and/or refuse any bids. This notice is subject to cancellation without notice in the event of a settlement between owner and obligated party. All sales are subject to prior cancellation. Terms, rules, and regulations are available at sale. Auction to be conducted by Auctioneer Forrest O’Brien Ca Bond # 00106386718 and/or Donna Wilson Ca Bond # 0562039 Sale Maker Auctions 925-392- 8508. Legal EC 8976 Publication Dates: September 29th & October 6th , 2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 74606 Publish Dates: September 29, October 6, 2017.

Located at: 4520 Orchard Oaks Ct In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner: EcoWeco LLC. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Anita Pereda, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 13, 2017 by Deputy L Ferm Expires 9/13/2022 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 74615 Publish dates: September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 2017.

THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 11/13/17 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 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: 09/14/2017 John H Sugiyama Judge of the Superior Court Oakley Press No. 03-0477 74632 Publish Dates: September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005641-00 The name of the business: Super Balloons Plus Located at: 553 Third St In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Maria V. Garcia. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 10/08/09. Signature of registrant: Maria V. Garcia. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 14, 2017 by Deputy H Franklin Expires 09/14/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 74634 Publish dates: September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005647-00 The name of the business: 1. iLoveKickboxing.com -Brentwood 2. iLoveKickboxing Brentwood 3. ILKB - Brentwood Located at: 5561 Lone Tree Way, Suite 100 In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: 110 For Life, Inc. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 8/7/2017. Signature of registrant: Matthew Johnson, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 14, 2017 by Deputy A Vasquez Expires 9/14/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 74675 Publish dates: September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005652-00 The name of the business: 1. Svelte Bodyshaping 2. Svelte Body Contouring Located at: 8065 Brentwood Blvd In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Amy Lynn Marques. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9/14/17. Signature of registrant: Amy Lynn Marques. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 14, 2017 by Deputy H Franklin Expires 9/14/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 74671 Publish dates: September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005695-00 The name of the business(es): TownCentre Dental Located at: 1155 Second Street, Suite B In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: G.B. Banaga, D.D.S., Inc. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005707-00 The name of the business: Chapala Mexican Restaurant, Inc. Located at: 3850 Balfour Rd, Ste Q In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Chapala Mexican Restaurant, Inc. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9/1/17. Signature of registrant: Daniel Garcia, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 18, 2017 by Deputy A Gnecco Expires 9/18/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 74666 Publish dates: September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005786-00 The name of the business: Brentwood Transportation Service Located at: 899 George Ct In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Joseph Nardone. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Joseph Nardone. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 21, 2017 by Deputy L Ferm Expires 9/21/2022 Brenwoodd Press No. 02-1273 74690 Publish dates: September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 2017. NOTICE OF LIEN SALE SELF STORAGE AUCTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the liened personal property described below, pursuant to the provisions of the California Code of Civil Procedure and the provisions of the California Self-Storage Facilities Act, Business and Professions Code Sections 21700 et seq. On the 6th day of October 2017, at 10:00 AM, the undersigned will sell the contents of liened storage units by public sale by competitive bidding on the premises where said property has been stored and which are located at Acorn II Self Storage LLC, at 6900 Lone Tree Way, Brentwood, California 94513, Tel. (925) 240-5000. Selfstorage liened units generally include miscellaneous household goods, office or business equipment, furniture, furnishings, clothing and personal effects. In addition to those general contents, the pre-lien inventory revealed the following described goods: Names: 1. Stephanie Shankar - 3 luggage bags, 1 wooden pallet, 1 large mirror & clothing. 2. Robert Asher - Golf clubs, bike, floor jacks, clothing & car roof rack. 3. Trisha E. Holbert - Folding chairs, 2TV trays, vacuum cleaner. 4. Kyle Haley - Kid toys, TV, stroller, DVD collection, baby car seat, rug, portable radio & baby swing. 5. Zetta F. Hudson - Piano, toys, section couch, toys, turn tables & stereo equipment. 6. Lessie Scoggins - Artwork, carpet, high chair leather sofa & love seat. 7. Martha Ortega - Patio table and

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BYRON BETHANY IRRIGATION DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Byron Bethany Irrigation District (BBID or DISTRICT) will hold a public hearing on October 17, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at the District Headquarters located at 7995 Bruns Road, Byron CA 94514-1625. Pursuant to Government Code Section 6066, BBID is issuing this public notice in consideration of adopting an Agricultural Water Management Plan and submit the plan to DWR for compliance with Governor Brown’s Executive Order B-29-15, signed April 15, 2015. Written Comments should be submitted to the District to the attention of the General Manager, no later than October 16, 2017 (one day before the hearing), at 7995 Bruns Road Byron, CA 94514. During the hearing, oral comments may be limited to a reasonable length of time to allow all attendees to be heard. Brentwood Press No 02-1273 74663 Publish dates: September 29, October 6, 2017.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections 21700-21716 of the Business & Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Penal Code and provisions of the Civil Code.The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on the 11th day of October 2017, at 11:30 A.M., on the premises where said property has been stored and which are located at: Discovery Bay Storage 2400 Newport Drive Discovery Bay, CA. 94505 County of Contra Costa, State of California, the following: LANA BLOOM FAITH SPRINGER RACHEL M VELA ROSE& SON’S GLASS/DAVID ROSE KELLY ENRICO DEREK WATERMAN TINA DeWOLF Property including but not limited to: washer, dryer, radio, office chair, home décor, wagon, mattress, children’s toys, ironing board, vacuum, bed frames, adult & children’s clothing, misc. tubes and boxes, shelving racks, bedding, car jack, baby gate, water fountain, bicycle, patio furniture, gardening tools, misc. furniture, misc. boxes, pot belly stove, holiday décor, mattress, helmet, mirror, chair, garden hose, rug, fish tank, stereo cabinet, tanning bed, refrigerator, misc. boxes, life vests, metal table, couch and other miscellaneous household items. Purchases must be paid for at the time of purchase in cash only. All purchased items sold as is. Sale is subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. Terms, rules and regulations are available at sale. Auction to be conducted by Auctioneer Forrest O’Brien California Bond No. 00106386718 and/or Donna Wilson Ca Bond No. 0562039. (408) 712-8019 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 74693 Publish Dates: September 29, October 6, 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005420-00 The name of the business: Suzette’s Dessert Before Dinner Located at: 1630 Dawson Ct In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner: Suzette Marie Vidners. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9/5/2017. Signature of registrant: Suzette Marie Vidners. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: 9/5/2017 by Deputy M Favro Expires 9/5/2022 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 74629 Publish dates: September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005454-00 The name of the business: Montgomery Sweeping Service Located at: 4004 Creekside Ct In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1. Elizabeth Ann Montgomery 2. Thomas Bruce Montgomery. This business is conducted by: Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on January 1, 1991. Signature of registrant: Elizabeth Ann Montgomery. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 6, 2017 by Deputy M Favro Expires 9/6/2022 Oakley Press No. 06-1617 74580 Publish dates: September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 2017.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE AFFORDABLE STORAGE WISHING TO AVAIL THEMSELVES OF THE PROVISION OF APPLICABLE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, SECTION 21700-21707 OF THE BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE, SECTION 2328 OF THE COMMERCIAL CODE, SECTION 535 OF THE PENAL CODE, HEREBY GIVES NOTICE OF SALE UNDER SAID LAW TO WIT: ON 10/26/2017, AT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS AFFORDABLE STORAGE; 95 FIRST AVNOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF PERNAME STATEMENT ENUE NORTH; PACHECO, CALIFORNIA SONAL PROPERTY File No. F-0005614-00 The name of the 94553; (925) 825- 3217; AT 8:00 AM Notice is hereby given that pursuant business: 1. EcoWeco 2. EcoWeco LLC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005716-00 The name of the business: Accounting Matters Located at: 80 Hill Avenue In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner: Janine Lundberg. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 7/1/12. Signature of registrant: Janine Lundberg. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 18, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS by Deputy T Lawson Expires 9/18/2022 NAME STATEMENT Oakley Press No. 03-0477 74688 Publish File No. F-0005820-00 The name of the dates: September 29, October 6, 13, 20, business: West Coast Autobody & 2017. Paint Located at: 430 E 10th St In: Pittsburg, CA 94565, is hereby registered by ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE the following owner: Alexander Hatefi. FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Max Teer This business is conducted by: An InSUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUN- dividual. The registrant commenced to TY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street transact business under the fictitious Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Max business name or names listed above on Teer CASE NUMBER: N17-1628 TO 9/25/17. Signature of registrant: AlexanALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner der Hatefi. This statement was filed with Max Teer filed a petition with this court the County Clerk of Contra Costa County for a decree changing names as follows: on: September 25, 2017 by Deputy C Present Name: a. Max Allen Teer 2. Pittman Expires 9/25/2022 Brentwood Taylor Gonzalez (ak)Taylor Nicole Press No. 02-1273 74697 Publish dates: Tahlia Gonzalez to Proposed Name: September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 2017. a. Max Allen Borja b. Taylor Nicole NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE - MOBILE Tahlia Borja. 2. THE COURT ORDERS HOME FORECLOSURE that all persons interested in this mat- THIS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the ter shall appear before this court at the property described below will be sold as hearing indicated below to show cause, is at public sale on October 27, 2017 at if any, why the petition for change of the hour of 9:00 am, at the north side of name should not be granted. Any person the Pittsburg Civic center near the grass objecting to the name changes described located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg CA above must file a written objection that for the unit located at 3505 Gateway includes the reasons for the objection at Rd. #F238 , Bethel Island, CA 94511 least two court days before the matter due to a default by ARTURO PEREZ on a is scheduled to be heard and must ap- promissory note and security agreement pear at the hearing to show cause why for the purchase of the below mentioned the petition should not be granted. If mobilehome. Except for the warranty no written objection is timely filed, the that this sale is authorized by law, absocourt may grant the petition without a lutely no warranties of the sale are given. hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: Prospective purchases who wish to reside 11/03/17 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 in the unit on-site are cautioned to be Room: 212 b. The address of the court familiar with California Civil Code Secis same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of tion 798-74 which gives the Mobilehome this Order to Show Cause shall be pub- Park Management certain rights of prior lished at least once each week for four approval over its residents. Prospective successive weeks prior to the date set for purchasers must present a cashiers check hearing on the petition in the following for the full amount of the purchase imnewspaper of general circulation, printed mediately at the conclusion of the sale. in this county: Brentwood Press Date: This sale does not include any contents September 6, 2017 Judge Brentwood of the unit and the successful bidder is Press No. 02-1273 74566 Publish Dates: responsible for the lawful disposition of September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 2017. all remaining contents of the unit. The general public will have access to the MoORDER TO SHOW CAUSE bilehome Park premises for the purposes FOR CHANGE OF NAME related to this sale. A description of the PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Melissa property to be sold is: 3505 Gateway Rd. Dawn Bliss SUPERIOR COURT OF CALI- #F238 Bethel Island, CA 94511 LBM4409 FORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, CAFLA/B2715170614A/B FLEETWOOD. 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 As of this date you owe $59,588.26. Due PETITION OF: Melissa Dawn Bliss & Jaime to interest, advances for taxes and /or David Aragon Jr. CASE NUMBER: N17- insurance, attorney’s fees and costs, you 1699 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. may owe more on the date of payment. Petitioner Melissa Dawn Bliss filed a peti- For more information please call the tion with this court for a decree changing undersigned. Amanda Perine Secured names as follows: Present Name: a. Party/Foreclosing Creditor A-4634028 Joey Paige Aragon to Proposed 10/06/2017 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Name: Joey Paige Aragon Bliss. 2. 74687 Publish Dates: October 6, 2017.

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A Toyota Prius became wedged underneath a Toyota pickup truck after striking it from behind in Brentwood, on Tuesday, Sept. 26. No injuries resulted from the accident. Photo by Tony Kukulich. suspect. Sept. 13, 2:50 p.m. A woman told authorities that her daughter was assaulted by a group of five students that attend her school. She also stated that she has the video of the incident. Sept. 15, 7:14 p.m. Authorities received a call from a woman on Aster Drive who said that her boyfriend took her phone and left. Sept. 16, 3:11 a.m. Police received a call from a man reporting that his son was hit on the forehead with three bricks. He said that there were three people responsible and they were trespassing in his house on Honeysuckle Circle.

Sept. 6, 2:45 p.m. A case of harassment was reported on the 4500 block of Main Street. Sept. 7, 3:56 p.m. A traffic hazard was reported on Laurel Road and Empire Avenue. Sept. 7, 11:32 p.m. A suspicious vehicle was stopped at the Chevron on Main Street and O’Hara Avenue. Sept. 8, 6:51 a.m. Police received reports of a loud noise on Main and Third streets. Sept. 9, 2:37 a.m. Authorities received complaints of a loud party on the 10 block of Puffin Court. Sept. 9, 7:14 p.m. Authorities were informed of reckless driving on the 4800 block of Salvador Lane.

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Sept. 3, 11:10 a.m. A suspicious person was stopped on the 1900 block of Hamburg Street. Sept. 4, 10:33 a.m. Police received reports of a verbal dispute on the 1300 block of Rutherford Lane. Sept. 5, 10:17 a.m. Police received a report of animal cruelty from Black Bear Diner. Sept. 5, 11:42 a.m. An abandoned vehicle was reported on the 4800 block of Teakwood Drive. Sept. 6, 3:28 a.m. A suspicious person was reported at Laurel and Teton roads.

Aug. 30, 1:54 a.m. Authorities received complaints of loud noises on Washington Drive. The reporting persons stated that people in the pool area were being too noisy and playing loud music. Aug. 30, 5:23 a.m. A person told the police about a suspicious subject on Lone Tree Way. Aug. 30, 10:18 a.m. A person on Pasco Drive reported that his car keys were stolen and he wanted to file a report in case his vehicle was stolen. The person who stole the keys kept turning on the vehicle’s alarm.

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A petty theft was reported on Second Street. A woman about 25 years old stole some deli food and sat at the front of the business eating it. Brentwood – Sept. 1, 6:04 a.m.

Sept. 10, 5:57 p.m. A woman was assaulted on K Street and West Ninth. She told officials that a man punched her through her car window and dragged her from her vehicle. The suspect then left the scene. Sept. 11, 5:53 a.m. Authorities received reports that a house on Summerfield Drive had its slider broken and its front door open. Sept. 11, 12:57 p.m. A woman on Sycamore Drive was reported to have been hit in the face with a bottle by another woman who left in a black Acura. The reporting person believed the victim knew the suspect. Sept. 12, 10:09 a.m. Police received a call from a woman on Kennedy Way to file a report of domestic violence. The reporting person said she was hit by the father of her child the previous night. Sept. 12, 6:18 p.m. A person reported a man getting punched. He said that the suspect then ran down James Donlon Boulevard. The suspect had a white shirt wrapped around his head. Sept. 12, 8:10 p.m. A man told authorities that one of his co-workers was robbed at gunpoint on A Street. Sept. 12, 9:56 p.m. Authorities received a call from a woman telling them that her exboyfriend was chasing her in his Chevy Silverado. She was driving through red lights to escape him. She then told authorities that they got into a car accident at Deer Valley Road and Lone Tree Way. Sept. 12, 10:17 p.m. Police received reports of a man who was assaulted by five men. When help arrived, he was bleeding and appeared to have a broken nose. He refused medical attention. Sept. 13, 9:57 a.m. A woman was walking home when she started getting harassed by a female in a car. The car continued following her until she reached her driveway where the suspect struck her with the vehicle and fled. The woman told authorities that the suspect was driving a white Nissan Altima. The woman says that she does not know the

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Aug. 30, 2:39 p.m. Authorities received complaints of a disturbance of peace. They received a report of a man lying in front of an ATM on Balfour Road. Aug. 30, 2:43 p.m. A man called authorities to report that his former business partner was threatening him. Aug. 30, 10:48 p.m. Authorities received reports of reckless driving on Elkins Way. The report noted that a vehicle was heard doing doughnuts in the parking lot of Black Diamonds Gymnastics. Aug. 30, 9:03 a.m. A grand theft occurred on Sand Creek Road. Three suspects took all of the merchandise sitting at the front table in the store. The total loss was over $6,000. Aug. 31, 7:23 a.m. Police received reports that all the mailboxes on Carneige Lane were tampered with. Aug. 31, 8:11 a.m. Authorities received a report from Second Street that a person threatened another person’s daughter. Aug. 31, 1:25 p.m. Authorities received a report of a suspicious person. A man was walking on Sand Creek Road when he saw another man walking and talking to himself. He also saw that he was following a group of females. Aug. 31, 9:27 p.m. A man told authorities that he saw electronic transfers from Bank of America that were unknown to him. He also received a letter from Wells Fargo that a bank account was opened in his name. Aug. 31, 10:24 p.m. Authorities received a report of a verbal dispute on Broderick Street. The reporting person told authorities that he could hear yelling from a nearby home. Aug. 31, 11:50 p.m. Authorities received a report of a verbal dispute. The reporting person told authorities that there was a subject screaming over the fence. Sept. 1, 6:04 a.m. A petty theft was reported on Second Street. A woman about 25 years old stole some deli food and sat at the front of the business eating it. Sept. 1, 2:05 p.m. A woman was reported trespassing in a store on Second Street. Sept. 1, 8:29 p.m. A man was reported running across Balfour Road toward Jack in the Box with a cart full of alcohol.

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Paying it forward with kindness by Lauren Huffmaste Correspondent

In Lisa McBride’s fifth-grade class at Discovery Bay Elementary School, students are learning that kindness rocks. Kindness Rocks, the international movement fostering compassion through the simple act of painting inspirational quotes on rocks, has found its most recent advocates in Discovery Bay. McBride recently introduced the idea of the kindness project to her students while the class was reading the book “Wonder,” by R.J. Palacio. The book focuses on being sympathetic and understanding of others who are different. McBride believed the Kindness Rocks project was a good way to bring that message home. The students responded to the project enthusiastically and spent the next two weeks painting inspirational messages on approximately 60 rocks. The rocks were then placed throughout the communities

of Discovery Bay, Brentwood and Oakley. Once a rock is found, the new owner can move it to a new location or, if they wish, keep it and replace it with a new rock. Thousands of these groups have been formed across the country since its inception in 2015, each creating a unique hashtag in order to track where a rock was located and the story it inspired. McBride’s students chose the #KindnessRocksPiratesDB4 as a way to monitor their rock’s movements. “I am proud of how my students embraced the idea of inclusiveness – they are really excited about the project, and the rocks are gorgeous,” said McBride. For Sky Oliva, a student in McBride’s class, the lesson was a powerful one. “There could be kids around us who feel bad,” said Sky. “And we can remind them of the good.” For more information, visit www. thekindnessrocksproject.com. To view a video, visit www.thepress.net/ multimedia.

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we thought it would be great to do things with kids,” Mulkey said. In-Shape representatives also wanted the community to know an In-Shape membership is not required to help support the cause. Anyone who would like to participate can come into the club on a guest pass and pay the same registration fees, which are $10 per child or $25 for a family with unlimited children.

Lisa McBride’s fifth-grade class at Discovery Bay Elementary School is participating in an international program known as Kindness Rocks.

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“In-Shape Fights Cancer is an opportunity to make a difference at a local level in something that affects us all,” said Rich Nelsen, CEO In-Shape Health Clubs. “The Oct. 8 event will be a fun way for Antioch families to get involved and importantly, to show that no matter your age, everyone can make a difference. Plus, I can’t imagine a better way to spend a Sunday morning than getting active and outside with your loved ones, all while raising money for the incred-

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“Our vision is to have a place where elders can live in a safe environment and parents can come and rent a soccer field and hold tournaments and evening practices and rent out the gym for basketball practices and the hall for weddings and birthdays,” said Maiwand, who indicated that the group will fundraise to carry out the effort. They also plan to use income from the senior housing facility, slated to be built first, to partially bankroll other aspects of the plan. Maiwand said the organization has received positive feedback on the project during face-to-face discussions, but encountered some negative comments when reading online posts on the project, which misidentified it out of ignorance. The plan, Maiwand said, is to build a community-oriented center for the benefit of everyone, as evidenced by its close proximity to the eBART station and the central location to various cities, including Brentwood, Concord, Tracy and Livermore. “Unfortunately, in these times, the minute you mention ‘Islam’ or ‘mosque,’ it is portrayed negatively,” Maiwand said. “But we have been part of this community for over 20 years, and we are continuing to be part of this community. Our kids go to school in this community. We grew up in this community.”

Opinions about the proposed effort, expressed on the city’s Facebook page, were mixed. “This could be a really good thing for our city, if we are able to up the fire and police services offered, since our city will have more residents,” said Stephanie Violet Clark. Commenter Liz Medina, however, wasn’t as optimistic. “The City of Oakley needs to slow all this new development down,” she said. “We first need to take care of the citizens that are already here, solve the problems with fire service for a larger city, get better roads to handle new traffic,” she said. A city Facebook post acknowledged the chatter surrounding the project, but warns residents who email city councilmembers on the matter not to expect a response until the item is put on the council agenda. “While emails regarding the proposal may be sent to the city staff and city council now, be advised that it is inappropriate and unfair for the staff and council to comment on a pending application (and doing so may lead to legal challenges),” the statement read. “This application will be treated as any other, and no decision can or will be based on the applicants’ race, ethnicity, gender, religion or sexual preference or on any other arbitrary criteria.” For a complete look at the group’s plans, visit http://bit.ly/2jZOrH7.

ible services and care St. Jude provides.” In addition, all throughout October the fitness company will work to raise $100,000 for the medical research hospital, which makes sure no family ever sees a bill from St. Jude for treatment of their child. Ways the community can participate are by buying a paper kettlebell for $2, $5 or $10; taking a Weekend Warrior class for $10; purchasing a T-shirt or tank for $17.99; walking for the Making Strides event; refer-

ing a friend, and the club will make a donation on your behalf; or by sharing a pic and explaining who you’re fighting for on Instagram with #inshapefightscancer, and the club will donate $1 per post. To register for Juggling for Jude with Hollis, visit https://goo.gl/CLQkJ9. For more information about other ways to help raise funds for St. Jude through In-Shape, visit www.inshape.com/fightcancer. To comment, visit www.thepress.net


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Events Friday, Sept. 29 Seniors Resource Fair

The City of Antioch and the Antioch Seniors Club present the Seniors Resource Fair at the Antioch Senior Center, 415 W. Second St., Antioch, from 9 to 11 a.m. Learn about the resources and services available in the City of Antioch. There will be refreshments available at no cost, but a donation to the Antioch Senior Center is suggested. For more information, contact Anibal Hidalgo at ahidalgo@ci.antioch.ca.us or 925-779-7076.

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”

Stage Right Conservatory Theatre presents “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center Theatre, at 7 p.m., Sept. 29 and 30 and Oct. 6 and 7; and at 2 p.m., Oct. 1 and 8. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for children. For more information, visit www.srctgrp.org or call 925-216-4613.

Saturday, Sept. 30 Flea Market

The Oakley Senior Center presents a Community Vendor Fair Flea Market at the senior center, 215 Second St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $10 per each indoor or outdoor reserved table. For more information, call Tim Lear at 925-679-8636 or the Oakley Senior Center at 925-626-7223.

Sunday, Oct. 1 Casino Bus Trip

Oakley Senior Citizens will host Black Oak Casino Resort Bus Trip, departing from the senior center parking lot in Oakley, at 8 a.m. Tickets are $30 per person, which includes a round trip, $15 bonus cash, $5 for food and $5 for match play. Reservations are required and payments must be submitted by Sept. 29. For more information, contact Beverly at 925-626-7413, Dee Hicks at 925-684-0180 or Tim at 925-679-8636.

Friday, Oct. 6 Alumni Golf Tournament

The Lone Tree Golf and Event Center will hold a golf tournament, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Lone Tree Golf and Event Center, 4800 Golf Course Road. After the golf tournament, there will be music, drinks, prizes, giveaways and appetizers. The price is $125 for golfers and $20 for nongolfers. For more information, contact Steve Parks at sdparks43@gmail.com or 925-550-3819, Rally Rounsaville at rallyray21@aol.com or visit www.antiochsportslegends.com.

Saturday, Oct. 7 “Making Overtures”

The Contra Costa County Chamber Orchestra presents “Making Overtures,” starting at 2 p.m., at the El Campanile Theatre, 602 W. Second St., in Antioch. The program will showcase a variety of overtures from the late 18th century to the early 19th century. Tickets are $15 for adult and $12 for youth. For more information, visit contracostachamberorchestra.org or email info@ contracostachamberorchestra.org.

Forejour in Concert

The last concert of the Summerset in the Vines Tribute Band Concert Series will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., at the Campos Family Vineyards. It is an open-seating event on the lawn. Food trucks will be present, and small coolers are allowed but not alcohol. Tickets are $35 and $10 for parking. For more information, visit https:// goo.gl/2x7x8W.

Sunday, Oct. 8 Blessing of the Animals

The Byron United Methodist Church is inviting everyone to bring their pets to worship, starting at 9 a.m., at the Byron United Methodist Church, 14671 Byron Highway. Remember to bring

cats and dogs on leashes and birds, rabbits and snakes in cages. For more information, call 925-634-1411.

Bingo

Raley’s shopping center will host a bingo event the second Sunday of every month, starting at 11 a.m., at 2107 Main St., Brentwood. There will be games, raffles, refreshments and other activities. A fee of $25 is required to play Bingo and $15 for certain activities. For more information, contact the Oakley Senior Citizens at 925-626-7223, Tim Lear at 925-679-8636 or Beverly Morningstar at 925-626-7413.

Thursday, Oct. 12 Alzheimer’s Support Group

The Brentwood Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group will have a meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Neighborhood Church, 50 Birch St., Brentwood. In this meeting, attendees will have the opportunity to share their challenges, tips, concerns and successes about caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s or related dementia. For more information, call Linda Hughes at 925-202-0345.

Saturday, Oct. 14 Monster Dash

The Monster Dash 5k will be held at the Contra Loma Reservoir, at 7 a.m. Runners can put on costumes and join the parade after the run. There will also be T-shirts for everyone and prizes for finishers. To participate, a fee of $25 is required. For more information, visit https:// goo.gl/RL34HY.

Oktoberfest

The City of Brentwood will hold its annual Oktoberfest downtown, from 2 to 7 p.m. There will be German-based beer, food, music and other activities. For more information, call 925-826-6578.

Saturday, Oct. 21 Rocktoberfest

Cedar Creek Stables will host its tenth annual concert event, featuring NOVA, at 1095 Eden Plains Road, in Brentwood, from 6 to 11 p.m. The event will run rain or shine. There will be allyou-can-eat tacos, drinks, beer, wine and more. Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the door. Proceeds will benefit local food banks, shelters and high school scholarships. This is a 21 and over event. For more information, call 925-4374494 or 925-757-8283.

Teal Pumpkin Community Event

The Weichert Realtors and Movement Mortgage present the Teal Pumpkin Project, from 10 a.m. to noon, at 900 Brentwood Blvd. Help paint teal pumpkins to show trick-or-treaters with food allergies which houses provide treats other than food. For more information, email lbough@ hhandassociates.com.

Hot Rods 4 Paws

H.A.L.O and Blue-Chip MUFFLER present Hot Rods 4 Paws, at 5481 Lone Tree Way, in Brentwood, with car registration starting at 8 a.m. There will be vendors, costume contests, animal adoptions and more. To register a car, a fee of $25 is required. For more information, contact Eric Wentworth at caliw55@yahoo.com or at 925-783-8195.

Friday, Oct. 27 Quilter’s Holiday Boutique

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church presents Crafty Quilters Holiday Boutique, at 500 Fairview Ave., from 1 to 5 p.m., Oct. 27; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Oct. 28; and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 29. The boutique includes jams, homemade items, quilts, raffles and other items. For more information, call 925-513-4054.

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Sign-ups Hula Classes in Brentwood

Hula Classes will be offered for children and adults in Brentwood every Sunday, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Come learn the art, beauty and meaning of hula dancing as well as the history of the Hawaiian people. For more information, contact Kapi’olani at 925-550-5656.

Brentwood Community Chorus

The Brentwood Community Chorus will have rehearsals every Tuesday, starting Aug. 22, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Liberty Adult Education Center, 929 Second St. Registration is currently open. For more information, contact Susan Stuart at stuart.susan@ gmail.com.

Delta Gallery Art Classes

Delta Gallery offers a wide variety of creative art classes for all ages. Classes for kids include oil painting and themed classes with a variety of drawing and painting projects. Workshops for adults and teens include pocket sketching, oil paintings and paint parties. The classes are located at 2485 Sand Creek Road in The Streets of Brentwood shopping center. For more information, visit www.deltagallery.com or call 925-516-5935.

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts

Get into Scouts with either Cub Scouts for boys in kindergarten through fifth grade or Boy Scouts for boys ages 11 to 18. For more information, visit www.BeAScout.org or email membership@pack1155.org.

Conversational Portuguese Class

The Liberty Adult Education is offering a Portuguese class every Monday, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Liberty Adult Education Center, 929 Second St., Brentwood. For more information, call 925-6344-2565.

Beginning/Intermediate Yoga Classes The Liberty Adult Education will have yoga classes from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the Liberty Adult Education Center. Improve your breathing, balance and strength while having fun. Bring a yoga mat and a sturdy blanket. For more information, contact the Liberty Adult Education at 925-516-5444.

Gentle Yoga

The Brentwood Senior Activity Center will have gentle yoga classes with Debbie Cabusas from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., at the Brentwood Senior Activity Center. Explore yoga poses to increase your flexibility, tone your body and improve your breathing and balance. Bring a yoga mat and a sturdy blanket. For more information, contact Brentwood Parks and Recreation, at 925-516-5444.

Ongoing Events

The ECCHS Museum

The ECCHS Museum is currently open from 2 to 4 p.m. every Saturday and third Sunday, located at 3890 Sellers Ave. Come tour a home from the 1980s and other features from East County’s past. For more information, contact Dawn at 925-513-3247.

ESL Conversation Group

The Antioch Library will offer a free, weekly ESL (English as a second language) conversation group every Wednesday, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Antioch Library, 501 W. Eighteenth St. Come practice and improve your English in a small group setting with teacher Mary Negrete. For more information, contact the Antioch Library at 925-757-9224.

Kaleidoscope Connection Circle

The Kaleidoscope Connection Circle meets the third Monday of every month at Kaleidoscope Cancer Connection Center, 14671 Byron Hwy.,

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Antioch Riverview Garden Club

The Antioch Riverview Garden Club meets the third Tuesday of each month – except July and December – at the Antioch Public Library, 501 W. 18th St., in Antioch, at 7 p.m. Contact the club at antiochriverviewgardenclub@gmail. com or visit goo.gl/QS1XT9.

Ancient Language of the Bible

Ha Derech hosts a weekly group learning about the original ancient scriptures and languages of the Bible on Saturdays at 1 p.m. Reservations required. For more information and location, call 209-642-0278 or email info@ ha-derech.org.

GSMOL Bi-Weekly Class

Golden State Manufactured Home Owners League Chapter 196 hosts an education class the second and fourth Thursday of each month in Oakley, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Facilitator Glorie Illian discusses important topics related to mobile-home living, such as emergency preparedness for pets and humans, mobilehome maintenance and more. Attendees should come prepared to take notes. For more information or to RSVP, call 925-625-6251.

Mobile Homeowners Advocacy Group

Golden State Manufactured Homeowners League Chapter 196 is hosting a monthly meeting in Oakley, on the first Saturday of each month – not including December – from 10 a.m. to noon. The league teaches mobile homeowners their legal rights and how to defend themselves when rights are violated. Mobile homeowners living in Oakley, Bethal Island, Knightsen, Byron, Brentwood, Antioch or Pittsburg are welcome to the meeting. For more information, visit www.GSMOL. org. To RSVP, call 925-625-6251.

MS Support Group

The free MS support group meets the third Thursday of each month at Kaiser, 4501 Sand Creek Road, Antioch, room 2H2 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Sue at 925-813-9069.

CSBA West Delta Chapter

The California Striped Bass Association’s West Delta Chapter hosts a monthly dinner meeting, at Bridge Marina Yacht Club, 20 Fleming Lane, in Antioch, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., on the second Thursday of each month. The CSBA is a nonprofit fishing club dedicated to preserving the striped bass fishery and the Delta, and to promoting youth fishing. Cost is $15 for dinner. Reservations are preferred; please call 925-699-1699. For more information, email Tom Coss at tomcoss8@comcast.net.

Road Map to College Youth

Opportunity Junction hosts a Road Map to College Youth Program information session, geared toward people ages 18 to 24, who are looking for employment and returning to school, every Tuesday, at 3102 Delta Fair Blvd., in Antioch, at 10 a.m. The program provides one-on-one support to help complete education at Los Medanos College, financial-aid assistance and job placement. For more information, visit www.opportunityjunction.org or call 925-776-1133.

Job Training and Placement

Opportunity Junction hosts a job-training and placement program information session at 3102 Delta Fair Blvd., in Antioch, at 10 a.m. For more information, visit www.opportunityjunction.org or call 925-776-1133.


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