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Recent shootings in Antioch maimed a 36-year-old man and killed a 24-year-old, and police are hunting down suspects in the two cases they say are not related. Last Friday at about 6:30 p.m., police responded to the report of a gunshot victim on the 2300 block of Dogwood Way, in the dangerous Sycamore Drive neighborhood. When officers arrived, they found Antioch resident Dimontai Glaspie, 24, in front of a house suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Glaspie was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. According to Acting Captain Leonard Orman, witnesses told police that a black man in his early 20s with short hair, standing 6 feet tall and weighing 170 pounds, was seen

fleeing the scene with another black man, between 18 and 22 years old, standing roughly 5-7 and weighing about 150. Officers are still trying to determine a motive and obtain leads. “We’re speaking to a lot of folks that were in and around the area and we’re working toward identifying suspects in this case,” Orman said. “We do not have any suspects to name at this time.” Orman said Tuesday that there’s no clear evidence the homicide is gang-related. Members of the community held a candlelight vigil on Saturday, mourning Glaspie’s death and calling for peace. Five shootings occurred in the Sycamore neighborhood last April, though none were fatal. Glaspie’s slaying marks the fifth homicide of the year in Antioch. In 2010, the city saw 13 homi-

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ntioch historian and Los Medanos College professor Charlie Bohakel, seen here pointing out an inaccuracy earlier this year in a downtown plaque, will lead a walking tour throughout the Antioch’s Rivertown district on Saturday. Walkers should meet at 10 a.m. at City Hall (corner of Third and H streets). As part of Take Back Antioch’s Walking Club, Bohakel will revive the rich history of the downtown area. The event is open to everyone.

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City Council addresses key vacancies by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer

Antioch’s longtime city clerk recently stepped down from her post, leaving a big opening in front of the City Council dais. Jolene Martin, who worked for the city for several years prior to her election as city clerk in 1996, resigned citing personal reasons. Mayor Jim Davis said Martin left on positive terms and will definitely be missed. “She did a good job over the years through trying times,” Davis said. “We’ve had a lot of political strife at times, but she’s been neutral and that’s the main thing. It has to be neutral. She can’t take a position with the

“ The goal should be perhaps to either be revenue-neutral or save money in doing this and achieve some sort of efficiency by doing that.

” City Councilman Gary Agopian council – she’s representing the city.” Now Antioch’s city leaders begin the process of replacing Martin, whose duties included overseeing the minutes at City Council meetings, preparing announcements for openings on commissions within the city and presiding over ceremonial functions. City clerk is an elected part-time position, and Martin’s term runs through November of

2012. The council chose at its Tuesday meeting to appoint someone to the position rather than hold a special election, which would cost the city roughly $285,000, according to City Attorney Lynn Tracy Nerland in a staff report. Since city clerk is an elected position, applicants must be registered Antioch voters, must submit a statement of qualifications of less than 400 words, a nomi-

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nation paper signed by 20 to 30 registered voters, and a completed Statement of Economic Interests form before 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27. The City Council will hold a special meeting an hour prior to its Nov. 8 meeting to hear oral presentations from candidates not exceeding five minutes. City officials plan to select the new city clerk at that time. Councilmembers also discussed the possibility of combining the duties of the vacant city clerk and city treasurer positions. Nerland’s staff report noted that the clerk and treasurer duties are traditionally shared by city staff see Vacancies page 22A

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East County’s Halloween hot spots From pumpkin patches to haunted houses, East County pulls out all the stops to help you and your family enjoy an entertainingly spooky and safe Halloween. Get ready to mark your calendar – fun is just around the corner. NOW THROUGH OCT. 31 Jumping Jacks Pumpkin Patch The Streets of Brentwood, 2565 Sand Creek Road, provides bounce houses and slides, pony rides, a petting zoo and many more family-friendly activities from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Smith Family Farm Pumpkin Festival The Smiths’ month-long festival – open Mondays through Fridays from 12:30 to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – features a hayride to the pumpkinpicking patch, a corn maze and a barnyard petting zoo. Admission (which includes a pumpkin) is $8 on weekdays and $9 on Saturday and Sunday. Smith Family Farm is located at 4430 Sellers Ave. in Brentwood. Sanctuary of Evil – Maze and Haunted House This Halloween extravaganza features a 7,000-square-foot corn maze, a haunted house and The Last Ride, a simulated ride to the grave in a pitch-dark wooden casket embellished by a spooky soundtrack. It’s open Fridays and Saturdays from 7 to 10 p.m.; Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission, which includes all three attractions, is $10. The Sanctuary of Evil can be found at 936 Carpenter Road in Oakley. For more infor-

The Sanctuary of Evil, located on Carpenter Road in Oakley, is one of many Halloween happenings in East County this month.

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mation, visit www.sanctuaryofevil.com. OCT. 14 and 15 Red Man/Pocahontas Halloween Festival This year’s family-friendly festival, in its 10th year, features a costume contest, Halloween games, ghoulish snacks, crafts, face painting, a kid-friendly haunted house, movies and raffle prizes. The festivities run from 6 to 10 p.m. at 1403 Main St. in Oakley. Admission is $1.50. OCT. 18 Halloween Costume Exchange The annual exchange runs from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Prewett Family Park multipurpose room, 4701 Lone Tree Way in Antioch.

Turn in costumes and accessories for tickets to acquire new-to-you costumes, masks, wigs and props. Free costumes, no tickets required, will be available at 8:45 p.m. For more information, call 925- 779-6137. OCT. 19 Halloween Party Little monsters are invited to the Brentwood Senior Center, 193 Griffith Lane, at 4 p.m. for a Halloween party sponsored by the Friends of the Brentwood Library. Families will be treated to crafts, games and spooky snacks at this free event, so come in costumes or orange-and-black wear. Brave spirits may walk through Tri-Delta Transit’s Haunted

Bus for more thrills and chills. The 45-minute event is intended for kids in grades K-6. Younger children are welcome with parental supervision. For more information, call 925516-5290. OCT. 21 BOOville Discovery Bay Elementary, 1700 Willow Lake Road, hosts BOOville – a joyous Halloween event for the whole family – from 4 to 8 p.m. Guests will enjoy game booths, a haunted house, bounce houses and delicious treats such as caramel apples. Admission is free, but canned food donations are encouraged. For more information, e-mail booville@dbpta.org. OCT. 22 Harvest Festival The City of Oakley hosts its third annual Harvest Festival from noon to 4 p.m. in Civic Center Plaza, 3231 Main St. Come dressed in your Halloween costume for a chance to win a prize, and come on an empty stomach to battle it out in the pie-eating contest. The event also features a pre-carved pumpkin contest, a costume parade, pony rides, arts and crafts, games and a hay maze to get you into the Halloween spirit. This year, the TriDelta Transit Haunted Bus will make a stop at the festival. For more information, call 925-625-7044. Hometown Halloween Fine tune your trick-or-treating skills at see Halloween page 5A

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Halloween from page 4A Brentwood’s premiere Halloween event, held from 5 to 8 p.m. at First and Oak streets. Hometown Halloween is perfect for all the ghosts and goblins in your house. Take a stroll through downtown and visit the many merchant booths, and don’t forget to pop your head into local businesses for treats at this safe-and-sane Halloween event. If you dare, take a tour of a haunted house or stop by the haunted bus for an extra thrill. Halloween Dance and Dinner Flor Do Oakley hosts a Halloween Dance and Dinner at 5 p.m. at 520 Second St. Tickets ($25 for adults; $12.50 for children 7-12) include marinated pork, music by Alianca, a costume contest and candy for the children. For more information, call 925625-5833. OCT. 27 Haunted House La Paloma High School, 400 Ghiggeri Drive in Brentwood, presents a terrifically terrifying haunted house from 6 to 9 p.m. If you’re not looking for a fright, the event also features a costume contest, kids’ games and tasty treats. Tickets are $5 for adults; $3 for children 18 and younger. Halloween Howl La La Boo The Oakley Library hosts a special, spooky storytime at 6:30 p.m. Come dressed in costume for stories, crafts, treats and loads of fun. The library is located at 1050 Neroly Road. For more information, call 925-6252400. OCT. 27 and 28 Haunted House Liberty High School’s Playmakers’

Haunted House is open Oct. 27 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.; Oct. 28 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $6 ($5 if you bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to charity). The haunted house is located at the Liberty Performing Arts Center, 850 Second St. in Brentwood. OCT. 28 and 29 Haunted House Heritage High School’s Haunted House offer thrills and chills during the witching hours of 7 to 10 p.m. The fright factor is appropriate for ages 13 and up. Admission is $5. OCT. 28 Pioneer Fall Fest Family fun is found from 5 to 8 p.m. at Pioneer Elementary School, 2010 Shady Willow Lane in Brentwood. Get a jump-start on Halloween fun with games, crafts and tons of other ghoulishly great activities. Masquerade Ball Experience a spooktacular evening of entertainment, dancing and hors d’oeuvres from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Brentwood Senior Activity Center, 193 Griffith Lane. Attractions at this Brentwood Senior Citizens Club event include music by Note Worthy and a costume contest. Prizes will be awarded to the Best Costume, Scariest Costume and Most Original Costume. Tickets are $8 for members; $10 for non-members. Purchase tickets in advance at the Brentwood Senior Activity Center by today, Oct. 14. For more information, call 925-516-5444. OCT. 29 Halloween Festival Halloween at The Streets of Brentwood,

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Sydney Adamy gave up her hiplength hair and donated it to Lock of Love in remembrance of her friend Carmen Galbraith.

Remembering a friend through Locks of Love On the day she might have been skipping off to her friend’s birthday party in pigtails and ribbons, 7-year-old Sydney Adamy breezed through the doors of Elements Salon in Discovery Bay and got those pigtails cut off. In August, Sydney donated 10 inches of her hair to Locks of Love in memory of her friend Carmen Galbraith, who died of brain cancer in 2009. Aug. 10 would have been Carmen’s 10th birthday, and Sydney wanted to do something special to celebrate the Brentwood girl and their friendship. “She brought a picture of Carmen with her to Elements Salon,” said Sydney’s

mom, Heather. “She wanted to make sure Carmen was watching.” Carmen and Sydney became friends through their moms, who belonged to the same church in Brentwood. When Carmen became sick in 2008 and passed on a few months later, Sydney mourned the loss of her friend and began thinking of ways she could help other children suffering from life-threatening illnesses. And that’s when she and her mom thought of Locks for Love, the nonprofit organization that donates wigs to children who have lost their hair due to illness and are unable to afford a hairpiece. “Carmen was a nice friend to me and I

Distressed homeowners are easy prey for scam artists. They are confused, stressed out and often under a time deadline to try to hold off foreclosure on their homes. What further complicates things is that the information about all the different government and lender programs that are supposed to “help” is confusing and ever-changing. It’s hard to know who is telling you the truth. The first wave of scams was the loan modification business, where someone would take your $3,000 to $5,000 to get your loan modified. But in the end all most of them did was take your $3,000 to $5,000. The newest scam is called a “Mass Joinder” lawsuit. They sound suspiciously like a class action lawsuit, but they are quite different and the odds of success or a settlement are often much lower. They will demand money from you to protect your rights in the suit, as much as $5,000 to $10,000. Mass joinder lawsuits are legal, it’s just that some firms are making wild, illegal guarantees that they can “save” your home, get your loan modified, or even get your mortgage

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Trevor’s Weekly Mortgage Matters Trick-or-Treat Remember when you couldn’t wait to go trick-or-treating? As a “kid” – I’ve seen teenagers as old as sixteen still trying to collect candy throughout certain neighborhoods – the anticipation Halloween night brought during the actual day was next to impossible to duplicate. Planning your candy route with your friends, checking the batteries in your flashlights, and making sure you had the perfect pillowcase were all part of ensuring you were as prepared as possible. Put the shear thought of a king size Hershey’s bar into a child’s mind and you’d be amazed at the preparation that begins to take place…you can practically see their wheels turning. Years then pass, plastic fireman helmets turn into the real thing, little princesses turn into Miss America – we all grow up. Our chase for that Hershey’s bar turns into a race for the gym as we scramble to make a spinning class before taking our own children out trick-or-treating. Our priorities shift, but our attempt to prepare to the best of our ability stays the same. Focus that preparation into becoming a homeowner and you’re sure not to miss out on that king size chocolate bar. With all of the consumer protection “safeguards” recently put into place buyers no longer need worry about ending up with a single piece of sour-patch candy for a lender. All loan officers, known professionally as Mortgage Loan Originators (MLO), can now be tracked nationwide by their unique National Mortgage Licensing System

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(NMLS) number. Consumers can easily verify many crucial pieces of information about their potential MLO with a few easy clicks of their mouse; the last 10 years of employment history, license status, location of legal brickand-mortar business and whether or not the MLO is engaged in any other businesses are accessible at www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org. If you cannot find your MLO through this system of checks and balances they are not a licensed professional and should immediately be thrown away like a piece of already unwrapped candy. Once your decision is made, and you’ve determined the MLO whom you’ll be allowing to handle your financing, it is time to move onto the next step of preparation. Ensuring your financial documents are in order will also ensure your MLO is able to quickly and efficiently review the information with you. Plan on bringing your last month’s worth of paycheck stubs, two month’s worth of bank statements, and the last two filings of your personal – and corporate if you’re selfemployed – federal tax returns to your initial sit-down. By having this information in order, and easily accessible, it will allow your pre-approval process to run smoother than your Halloween candy route ever could have. If you have any real estate lending related questions or concerns, or wish to speak with a Streamline expert, don’t hesitate to write me at tfreymortgages@yahoo. com or call me directly on my cell phone, (925) 726-1444. – Advertisement

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eritage High School congratulates the following Students of the Quarter for the school’s first academic quarter. In the front row, from left, are Joshua Kling – Motivational; Jacob Ory – World Languages; Scott Camara – Math; Joshua Wood – Social Studies; Taylor Johnson – Science; Mikaya Sandy – Science; and Aaron Berry – Physical Education; center row: Connor Park – English; Courtney Belme – Social Studies; Bailey Manahan – World Languages; Kaylin Morford – Social Studies; Brooke Culbreath – Math; Raphael Antunez – Motivational; Principal Larry Oshodi; Jaime Velasco – Career Technology; Kari Vers – Visual and Performing Arts (visual); Melissa Landeros – Motivational; Mario Navea – Physical Education; Annalise Hanel – Visual and Performing Arts (visual); Samuel Grace – Visual and Performing Arts (performing); Cassidy Golinveaux – Visual and Performing Arts (visual); and Jordan Jackson – Science; back row: Amanda Kiar – Visual and Performing Arts (performing); Nicholas Trum – World Languages; Lauren Coley – Math; Tzu Chin Lin – Social Studies; Mikaela Downey – Career Technology; Onyinye Onwuzulike – Science; Erica Chen – English; Allison Strauss – Physical Education; Sarah Davies – Career Technology; Brittany Dryer – Physical Education; Alfreda Charway – Career Technology; and Tyisha Blackmon – World Languages. Not pictured are Taylor Davis – Math; Caylin Newton – English; Sarah Pardi – English; Andrew Ahumada – Motivational; Cody Lanning – Visual & Performing Arts (visual); Brianna Baskerville Bridges – Visual & Performing Arts (performing); and Chelsea Lindsey – Visual & Performing Arts (performing).

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All-around achiever Freedom High School senior Kendall Imrisek-Kawalkowski has been recognized as a 2011-2012 Discus Award winner for her achievements in athletics, academics and community service. Kendall, who maintains a 3.4 gradepoint average, is a member of the Freedom track team and plays soccer for the Concordbased Diablo Futbol Club. She is a member of the Oakley Youth Advisory Council and volunteers at the Pittsburg Health Center.

The Discus Awards is a national program that provides recognition and scholarship opportunities to all-around high school students who excel in three of 10 key attributes: academics, arts, athletics, community service, extracurricular activities, faith, government, green technology (cleanup and recycling efforts) and work. As a Discus Award winner, Kendall is now eligible for 2011-12 Discus scholarships.


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Health career training offered Healthcare is the largest employment sector in the nation and will continue to expand as baby boomers age and technology keeps people alive longer. The current economic downturn and layoffs in multiple sectors have compelled job seekers to look for fast career training that will lead to good-paying jobs. Liberty Adult Education, in partnership with Boston Reed College, is offering fast-paced healthcare training programs designed to prepare students for the healthcare workforce. Class schedules are designed for busy adults. Students will experience a hands-on externship at a local healthcare facility. Textbooks, classroom materials and externship placement are included in the program fee. A free online information session allows prospective students to learn more about opportunities in healthcare, financial assistance and prerequisites. Clinical Medical Assistant classes will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 9 p.m. beginning Dec. 5. To register, visit www.bostonreedcollege.com and click on Get More Info, or call 800-201-1141.

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Super student saluted Adams Middle School student Isabela Angus was recently honored as one of the brightest students in the nation by the Center for Talented Youth (CTY) at Johns Hopkins University. The center honored Isabela – for the third consecutive year – for her exceptional performance on a rigorous, above-grade-level test given to academically talented students in grades two through eight. Seventh- and eighthgraders take the SAT or ACT – the same tests used for college admissions.

Due to the difficulty of the tests, only 25 to 30 percent of the 5,000 participants earned an invitation to a CTY’s awards ceremony, where they were individually honored for their academic performance and potential. “We are so proud of our CTY Talent Search honorees for their exceptional performance on these tests,” said CTY Executive Director Elaine Tuttle Hansen. “And we are thrilled to take this moment to recognize them for their academic achievements.”

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Locals run for the Bell The Liberty Union High School District hosts its second annual Bell Game Run on Saturday, Nov. 5 starting at 8:30 a.m. The 4-mile run is sponsored by the district’s Tobacco Use Prevention Education Program and is held in conjunction with the Bell Game played between Freedom and Liberty high schools. Proceeds benefit both schools’ track and field and cross country programs. Runners will receive a T-shirt, medals will be awarded to the first three finishers in each age group, and post-race refreshments will be provided by Target Corporation. The pre-registration fee is $30; $20 for students. Game-day registration at Ohmstede field, beginning at 7:30 a.m., is $35 for general registration; $25 for students. For more information, e-mail Jenny Wilson at Freedom High School at wilsonj@luhsd. net or call 925-625-5900, ext. 3810.

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Success, confidence meet at Opportunity Junction by Ruth Roberts

munity benefits, we rely on the community to help us reach our goals.� Students who come to Opportunity Junction are much like Robbins: single mothers in their mid-30s with minimal education, limited job skills – and sometimes the victims of domestic abuse and poverty. The benefits, however, are reciprocal. “Our mission of helping people reach selfsufficiency by supporting themselves and their families benefits the entire community,� said Burkman. “When alumni find work and are able to support their families, it breaks the cycle of poverty for generations. Their children see their mothers supporting themselves, off aid and happy with their success. And that helps teach their children selfreliance and the power of working.� But for Opportunity Junction graduate Shaunette Buchanan, the organization has been more than a series of classes, training and eventual employment. The program has been a literal lifesaver. “Because of Opportunity Junction, I can provide for my kids and give them the attention they deserve,� she said. “When I was at the lowest point in my life, Opportunity Junction supported me and showed me how to tackle the world. In just a year, I have built more self-esteem and I can provide for my kids.� Opportunity Junction is located at 3102 Delta Fair Blvd. For more information, call 925-776-1133, or visit www.opportunityjunction.org. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

Staff Writer It wasn’t long ago that Erika Robbins was a single mom living on welfare, struggling to make ends meet, with no real prospects for the future. But then she found Opportunity Junction. “I desperately needed a job but I had no real-life knowledge about computers and office skills needed in today’s market,� said Robbins. “But Opportunity Junction changed all that; they literally changed my life.� Robbins is one of countless success stories whose lives have been transformed through the Antioch-based nonprofit organization that trains and places participants in sustainable jobs. Opportunity Junction reaches out to those lacking the education, job skills and self-esteem to compete in today’s job market, and equips them with the training to support themselves and their families. In addition to job training and placement, the Junction provides technology support and paid internship. “Our mission is to help people reach self-sufficiency,� said Development Manager Brianna Burkman. “The idea that there are people who want to work but who may not have the skills or access to make it happen is something that sits badly with everyone. Everyone deserves a chance to succeed.� And succeed they have. Since 2009, 90 percent of participants who’ve completed the job training and internship program

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Shaunette Buchanan is one of countless county residents who have succeeded through the job placement training at Opportunity Junction. found work within six months. And of that number, 74 percent are still employed. Subsidized by federal funding, foundation grants, fundraisers and donations, Opportunity Junction has plenty of openings available for interested students. And according to Burkman, it’s one of the bestkept secrets in Contra Costa County.

“Few people know that our services are available at no cost,� she said. “And another secret is how much we rely on community and employer partners to fulfill our mission. Without the partnership of organizations that help with internships, staffing services and job placements, we would not see the same level of success. Just as the whole com-

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Trilogy community not the retiring type Should you stay in your existing residence until the economy improves or begin looking for your dream retirement home? This is a question many boomers face. The dilemma is compounded by fears about the current economy and home resale values – the reason why many aren’t buying. But the decision isn’t based purely on the numbers. The decision to buy a home for retirement is charged with emotion. For Don Blubaugh, longtime resident of Walnut Creek and retired Walnut Creek city manager, the decision to move was based on the desire to be closer to family – and falling in love with all that Trilogy by Shea Homes has to offer. He and his wife, Betty, looked at Trilogy at Monarch Dunes when their son was expected to move to San Luis Obispo for work. “We went there, looked at the product, talked to people there, loved the lot, loved the house, and made the decision we wanted to live there in retirement,” said Blubaugh. When his son turned down the position, Blubaugh suggested their families move to Brentwood, near sister property Trilogy at The Vineyards. Today, he said, “There isn’t one thought of regret about moving here. It has been nothing but joy. We love the home, but above all we like the sense of community here. I know more of my neighbors here than any other place we have ever lived.” While Blubaugh admits he did sell his old home for less than he wanted, and it took five months, “We had made the commitment that this is where we wanted to live, and we made the plunge and stayed the course. We sold for less, but we got a good value for our home here, and Trilogy was very cooperative with us. We participated in their Platinum Program to allow us time to sell our house.” Boomers such as Blubaugh are finding that although they might be forced to sell their home at a lower than desired price, they’re also able to buy a new home at a low price. With interest rates at 40-year lows, monthly payments can also be kept lower. Most importantly, as the Blubaughs can attest, retirement should be a time to celebrate achievements, enjoy family, favorite pastimes and hobbies and make new connections. “Betty and I are part of the bocce group,” said Don. “I work out at the gym and run into people there. We eat frequently at the cafe because we like the ambiance and enjoy chatting with people there. Trilogy offers ample opportunities to get involved as much as you want. People can choose as little, if they wish, or as much as can fill a week. Most people in the community avail themselves of everything here. And it’s amazing.” Trilogy at The Vineyards’ award-winning Club Los Meganos, a new 34,000-square-foot private club and centerpiece of the community, open to homeowners and their families, offers something for everyone: diverse fitness classes and high-end equipment at the Delta Athletic Club, two pools, a culinary studio and bistrostyle restaurant, an event center and a grand living room, as well as luxurious treatments at Sawã Spa. Outdoor amenities include The Los Olivos Tennis Pavilion with four courts to choose from, three miles of wine country walking trails and more. The Brentwood community provides all these options, plus 30 acres of active vineyards, 18 acres of olive orchards and a breathtaking view of Mount Diablo – and less than an hour’s drive to San Francisco.

“My son, lovely daughter-in-law and two grandkids are a mile and a half from here,” said Don. “They are here a lot. The kids love to go to the pool and the café. They love being with grandma and grandpa. You offer them an opportunity to stay overnight, and they jump at it.” Find out for yourself why thousands of people live in a Trilogy by Shea Homes community and say it’s one of the best decisions they ever made. For more information on Trilogy at The Vineyards or to schedule a tour of new homes ranging from 1,465 to 2,853 square feet and starting from the $390s, visit www.trilogylife.com/vineyards or call 800-685-6494.

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Do you have a Junior Mortgage on Your House? Lien Stripping in Chapter 13 by Joan Grimes, Esq. One of the great advantages of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy at this time is ability to strip a lien on your principal residence that does not attach to any equity. Here is a common example: Principal residence has current fair market value of $300,000. The first mortgage has a balance of $400,000 and the second mortgage has a balance of $100,000. Because the second mortgage does not attach to any equity in the property, the lien can be avoided or “stripped” in a Chapter 13 thereby removing the balance of $100,000 at the completion of the Chapter 13 case. When does a Chapter 13 lien stripping case make sense? First, the residence must be your principal residence i.e. where you sleep at night. Second, you don’t want to file a Chapter 13 to strip a lien unless you really, really want to stay in this house. Third, the balance on the junior lien needs to be large enough combined with other debt to make a Chapter 13 advantageous i.e. you don’t want to file Chapter 13 to avoid a lien of $10,000. If a Chapter 13 is sounding like something that might work for you, there are several other things to consider. First, we must make sure all of the owners of the property and all of the people who signed on the mortgage note we need to strip are filing bankruptcy. For example, if the property is owned by both you and your spouse, we cannot strip off the mortgage unless both of you are filing bankruptcy. Second, in order to strip off the mortgage, we have to prove that your real property is not worth more than the payoff balances on the other senior mortgages. That is, we need to prove

that there is no value, not even one dollar, left in your real property to “secure” the mortgage we are trying to strip in the Chapter 13. Third, you need to have a “real” senior mortgage or at least a reasonable “hope” of one through a modification. The best senior mortgages for lien stripping cases are 30 year fixed that you can really afford or a mortgage that has been modified into a loan you can afford. If the senior mortgage is going to reset into a payment you cannot afford in 1,2,3 or 4 years, there is no reason to spend the money to strip a junior lien and then lose the house to a foreclosure by the senior lender later. In conclusion, there has never been a better time for Chapter 13 lien stripping cases. Home values are low and the number of junior liens that do not attach to any equity are at an all time high. This is truly the lemonade out lemons recipe if you are intending on staying in your current residence and meet the requirements for a Chapter 13. Prior to simply walking away for your current residence, it may be a good idea to consider a Chapter 13 and see what it can do for you. WE ARE A DEBT RELIEF AGENCY. WE HELP PEOPLE FILE BANKRUPTCY RELIEF UNDER THE BANKRUPTCY CODE. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT PROVIDED AS LEGAL ADVICE AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON IN MAKING ANY DECISION REGARDING A SHORT SALE OR FORECLOSURE. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR OBTAINING TAX & LEGAL ADVICE REGARDING AN INDIVIDUAL SITUATION. GRIMESBKLAW. COM PHONE (925) 323-7772 © 2011 Joan Grimes

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Loving Brentwood Editor: The other day I was sitting outside just enjoying the nice day when I realized how much I really do love the city I live in. I have watched Brentwood grow from vast orchards and fields to a big growing city. I feel absolutely comfortable here and can honestly say that this is the place for me. And the best part? Brentwood has it all! Everything is within 15 minutes, maximum, of everything: clothes, groceries, car parts, gas, going to the doctor, or even a little entertainment. I can only imagine what is in store for the future of Brentwood. I love my city and never want to leave. Andrew Devaudreuil Brentwood

Brentwood Walmart would keep money here Editor: I totally agree with Terri Adams’ comments about Walmart. Everything I shop at Walmart for is not available in our downtown stores. I cannot go downtown and purchase shoes for my son, a shirt for my husband and personals for myself. Many residents would rather drive all the way to the Walmart in Antioch than shop downtown. Right now all the Brentwood residents that shop at Walmart are giving money to the city of Antioch. Wouldn’t we rather keep that income here in our own town? Does anyone really think that denying the Walmart will stop people from shopping there and bring more business to downtown? It’s got everything you need at an inexpensive price. Something the downtown stores just cannot provide. I also think everyone needs to realize that when the city leaders built The Streets of Brentwood, they decided downtown’s fate. Even restaurants that were once in downtown have moved out there, and they even built a new theater to compete with our historic one. Plus, the last time I had dinner at an expensive downtown restaurant with family from out-of-state, we were

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most embarrassed by mold that was found on our loaf of bread. Yet no one at the restaurant of manager status made any effort to apologize or even “comp” our bottle of wine for my 80-year-old mother’s birthday celebration. Sorry, but location isn’t always what keeps businesses open – it’s service and quality. Personally, I think all the expensive renovations were a waste of our taxpayer’s money. We’d be much better off building the Walmart and keeping our money here in Brentwood. Charmaine Ehrhart Brentwood

Don’t cut police budgets Editor: My letter to you is about the police department budget cuts in California, and about how it will start to affect cities in California in a dangerous way. Coming from a source in www.usatoday.com, I found that nearly 70 percent of the police agencies cut back their training programs this year as part of the local government budget reductions. Police budget cuts have resulted in a lot of layoffs, which can also result in a chance of more crimes in the cities. These budget cuts in the police departments are affecting officers’ basic training, which is a key thing that they need. These cuts can really affect the police departments in a bad way, and the cities. The police departments should be the last things that should be cut because it concerns people’s safety. If anything, we need more officers hired to keep everything safe. I think they should stop the budget cuts in the police departments because the more they cut from the police departments, the more and more it could get dangerous for people. Lacie Murtaugh Brentwood

Support future leaders Editor: Where is the money for the school education for the city of Brentwood going? Over these past years, we have been having huge budget cuts in Brentwood schools such as Los Medanos College, Heritage High, Liberty High, Adams Middle School and many more. I’m sure this isn’t breaking news to the Brentwood school district, but why are we continually going downhill instead of coming up with a solution? Teachers are nervous wrecks, unsure of keeping their jobs; sports and art classes have almost become nonexistent; and the cost for necessary supplies has been harder to purchase. Shouldn’t it be a high priority to educate the young minds that will later become the next generation’s decision makers? How good are we feeling that we are slowly taking students’ education away, then later down the road, need to rely on their

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decisions when the older generation has to step down? One solution could be to take a small portion of money from several projects and give it to school funds or have huge fundraisers to help raise money. We shouldn’t leave it up only to the parents to try and come up with money. We need to do our part as well, and giving the extra effort will make strong a difference, and would be a step toward the right direction. We should not take this issue lightly. If it continues to be overlooked, we are digging a deeper hole, which is the last thing we need. As a student, I have seen and experienced this issue up close and personal. When attending Heritage High School, I remember teachers telling us how they were concerned about losing their jobs, and how it was possible for them to receive a pink slip at any moment. I also recall paper shortages, and how we needed to re-use packets and test handouts. Two years later, nothing has gotten better. Colleges seem to have taken a harder hit as well. The student-teacher ratio has significantly increased due to these budget cuts; students now need to print out handouts online instead of receive them in class; and pay higher prices in both books and tuition. The list goes on and on. This issue will not go away unless we, as a community, take action together. This will surely turn the heads of other cities as we set a good example to solve this major problem. It’s time to give students the education they rightfully deserve. Natalia Philbin Brentwood

Movie showing earns RAVEs Editor: Recently the Brentwood RAVE theaters held a special showing of the new movie “Courageous” for the Men’s Ministries of Golden Hills Community Church and their families. The manager, Joey Nardone, and his excellent staff really went out of their way for us and were extremely accommodating. They opened up early on a Saturday just to allow us to have the theater to ourselves. It was a really special time for everyone, and we won’t soon forget it. In today’s frantic, dog-eat-dog world, it’s nice to know there are people like Joey and companies like RAVE that take the time and effort to help out the community. (By the way, the movie was awesome. You should go see it, and go see it at RAVE!) Brian Sharp Brentwood

Fatherly advice Editor: According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 24 million children in America – one out of three –live in biological-father-absent homes. The future effects on these children have been seen in the following outcome:

poverty status, maternal and child health issues, incarceration, participation in crime, teen pregnancy, child abuse, drug/alcohol abuse, poor education and high percentage of childhood obesity. But there is another growing statistic that can result in the same outcome. This one represents a family where the father is an invisible one. Although he is present in the family structure, he seeks significance in his employment and other self-fulfilling adventures. As a result, he falls short in providing his children a fatherhood example that prepares them for a successful and welldefined life that his family needs. How can we open the eyes of fathers who believe that being providers and casual participants in family activities meet the requirements of being a good father? How about those who decide that it’s OK to be tyrants of the household when their children reach their teen years? What about those who feel they are reaching a midlife crisis that entitles them to seek personal gains that distance them from their fatherhood role? My answer is a simple one and it’s one that will impact any father who needs to understand the importance of becoming an active, participating father in his home. I strongly recommend that you go see the movie “Courageous.” As a father of three and a grandfather of four, I became convicted to a call to be the best father and grandfather I can be for my children … and grandchildren. I know that anyone who sees this movie will want to do the same. Fathers, you owe to yourself and your family to see “Courageous.” I’m convinced that you will then become the courageous hero your wife and children need at home. Don’t add to the statistic. Be the best father you can be. Victor Silva Brentwood

Is it cart-horse or horse-cart? Editor: Yes, Ms. Adams, the cop logs are indicative of certain social problems in Brentwood. It would be really tough to say that they were caused by Walmart, since we do not have a Walmart in Brentwood. Your analogy is flawed and essentially pointless. I would bet serious money that if Walmart is allowed to build in Brentwood, the cop logs will show a measurable increase in crime, both petty and serious, in the vicinity of any store that it’s allowed to build. And yes, lots of companies have lawyers and lobbyists also. But not many of those companies have the track record that Walmart does with regard to using its lawyers and lobbyists to buy and bully local politicians. Walmart has a history of using its see Letters page 16A


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A sampling of recent law enforcement activity reported by East County police departments. BRENTWOOD Oct. 1, 7:15 p.m. On Walnut Boulevard at Dainty Avenue, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found to be under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant and in possession of daggers. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Oct. 1, 9:26 p.m. On Lone Tree Way at Giannini Ranch Road, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was arrested for driving on a license suspended for DUI. Oct. 1, 11:15 p.m. A subject contacted on Second Street was found to be unable to care for himself safely due to his level of intoxication. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Oct. 2, 9:11 a.m. A subject contacted on Diablo Way at Chestnut Street was found to be under the influence of central nervous system stimulant. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Oct. 2, 10:50 a.m. On Business Center Drive at Washington Drive, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to be driving without a license. Oct. 2, 3:15 p.m. Property was taken from a residence on Teal Court during an eviction. Oct. 2, 3:40 p.m. On Lone Tree Way, an unidentified person stole a purse. Oct. 2, 1:46 a.m.-10:47 p.m. On Mendota Street at Collis Street, Brentwood Boulevard at Lone Tree Way, and Brentwood Boulevard at Sand Creek Road, subjects stopped for vehicle code violations were found to driving under the influence of alcohol. All were arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Oct. 3, Midnight A resident of Pondlilly Lane received threatening messages from an unidentified person over the Internet. Oct. 3, 2:07 a.m. On Highland Way at Alder Creek Way, a subject under 21 years of age stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to have consumed alcohol. He was cited and released from the scene. His vehicle was towed. Oct. 3, 9 a.m. An unidentified person stole fence posts from a residence on Sacred Mountain Lane. Oct. 3, 4:06 p.m. An unidentified person used the bank information of a resident of Cunha

LOGS Drive to write fraudulent checks. Oct. 3, 4:25 p.m. An unidentified person used the account information of a resident of Gold Poppy Court an attempt to pass a check in Berkeley. Oct. 3, 4:47 p.m. An unidentified person stole the tailgate of a vehicle parked on Augusta Drive. Oct. 3, 6:20 p.m. An unidentified person damaged cement enclosures and cut wires to streetlights on Lone Tree Way at Arroyo Seco Road. Oct. 3, 7:16 p.m. Two subjects were engaged in a verbal dispute on Shady Willow Lane. Oct. 3, 11:01 p.m. A resident of Roundhill Drive observed an unidentified person inside her garage, but the person fled the scene prior to police arrival. Oct. 4, 7:55 a.m. On Balfour Road at Cortona Way, a subject stopped for a mechanical violation was found to be driving without a license. The subject was cited and the vehicle was stored. Oct. 4, 10:47 a.m. On Brentwood Boulevard, an unidentified person robbed another subject at gunpoint. Oct. 4, 2 p.m. A debit card was used fraudulently at a business on Sand Creek Road. Oct. 4, 2:36 p.m. A vehicle parked on Davidson Court was towed for being abandoned for more than 72 hours. Oct. 4, 3:10 p.m. A subject who reported to police headquarters regarding a possible court order violation was discovered to have an outstanding no-bail warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Oct. 4, 3:23 p.m. Two subjects provided false identification when contacted regarding suspicious activity at a shopping center on Sand Creek Road. One of the subjects was arrested and released on a Promise To Appear. The other was found to have an outstanding nocite warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Oct. 4, 3:48 p.m. A subject reported to be an unwanted guest was contacted on Brentwood Boulevard and found to have an outstanding no-bail warrant for her arrest. She was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Oct. 4, 4:57 p.m. An unidentified person entered a vehicle parked on Sand Creek Road

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A subject reported to be an unwanted guest was found to have an outstanding no-bail warrant for her arrest. Oct. 4, 3:48 p.m. in Brentwood and stole clothing and school supplies. Oct. 4, 5:25 p.m. A stolen vehicle was recovered on White Birch Court. Oct. 4, 4:47 p.m. Two subjects reported that they were assaulted by several unidentified subjects outside their residence on Arroyo Seco Road. One of the victims sustained facial injuries; the other sustained injuries to her right arm. Oct. 4, 11:14 p.m. On Brentwood Boulevard at Oak Street, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to driving on an expired license. He was cited and released on Notice To Appear. To view the Brentwood Police Department’s public logs on the city’s Web site, visit www.ci.brentwood.ca.us/department/ pd/reports/index.cfm. ANTIOCH Oct. 7, 5:55 p.m. A resident of the 4900 block of Parkgreen Circle reported the sound of shots fired nearby, and the presence of subjects with guns in the backyard. Upon arrival, officers found a 36-year-old male, a neighborhood resident, suffering from two gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was admitted in serious condition but is expected to live. The motive for the shooting is currently unknown. Oct. 8, 6:33 p.m. Officers of the Antioch Police Department responded to the report of a shooting on the 2300 block of Dogwood Way. Upon arrival, officers found a 24-yearold male Antioch resident suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The following suspects were seen fleeing the scene: a black male in his early 20s, approximately 6 feet tall, 150 pounds, wearing short hair; and a black male 18 to 22 years of age, 5-7 to 5-8, 150 pounds. Those with information regarding this homicide or these suspects should call Detective Bittner at 925-779-6939. For information on law enforcement in Antioch, visit www.ci.antioch.ca.us/citygov/police. OAKLEY Sept. 26 – Identity theft was reported on the 2200 block of Windsor Lane. Sept. 26 – On Brown Road at Carpenter Road, a subject was arrested for possession of marijuana. Sept. 26 – On the 3200 block of Main Street, a subject was arrested for being under the influ-

ence of drugs. Sept. 26 – A boat was burglarized on the 4600 block of Teakwood Court. Sept. 26 – Battery was reported on the 2200 block of Ventnor Lane and the 5000 block of Winchester Drive. Sept. 26 – On the 1000 block of Vintage Parkway, a subject interfered with a public officer. Sept. 26 – A custody order violation was reported on the 1100 block of West Cypress Road. Sept. 27 – Incidents of petty theft were reported on the 2200 block of Ventnor Lane and the 400 block of Hazelnut Drive. Sept. 27 – Arrest warrants were served on Gateway Drive at Isleton Court, and Empire Avenue at Oakley Road. Sept. 28 – A vehicle was towed from the 100 block of DaVinci Court. Sept. 28 – On the 3800 block of Harvest Circle, a subject was arrested for domestic battery. Sept. 29 – Incidents of hit-and-run were reported on the 5500 block of Bridgehead Road and the 100 block of Vella Circle. Sept. 29 – A probation violation was reported on Hampton Way at Laurel Road. Sept. 29 – A vehicle accident with injuries occurred on Laurel Road at O’Hara Avenue. Sept. 30 – Vehicle accidents with property damage occurred on East Cypress Road at Frank Hengel Way, Main Street at Vintage Parkway, and Delta Road at Main Street. Sept. 30 – Stolen vehicles were recovered from the 200 block of Merganser Drive, the 4100 block of Chicory Court and the 900 block of Rosemary Lane. Sept. 30 – Vehicles were burglarized on the 2100 block of Megan Drive, the 4100 block of Richard Way, and the 4100 block of Cherry Court. Sept. 30 – A residence on the 2100 block of El Lago Drive was burglarized. Sept. 30 – Grand theft from a vehicle was reported on the 1900 block of West Summerfield Court. Sept. 30 – On the 1000 block of Neroly Road, a subject was observed receiving stolen property. Sept. 30 – On the 3900 block of O’Keefe Street, a subject was arrested for loitering. Oct. 1 – Incidents of vandalism were reported on the 100 block of Matisse Court and the 4300 block of Lorenzetti Drive.

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Paw-sta fundraiser Delta Animals Safe Haven (DASH) hosts a Paw-sta Feed Fundraiser on Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. in Carpaccio Ristorante in Antioch. DASH provides a safe haven to homeless animals until they’re placed with their forever family. Attendees will enjoy a delicious pasta dinner, including salad and breadsticks, while supporting the local adoption program. The event also features a raffle and silent auction. Tickets are $15. Carpaccio’s is located at 2741 Lone Tree Way. For more information, call 925759-2795 or e-mail info@deltaanimals.org.

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Remembering from page 7A though I could do something nice for her,” said Sydney, who had never gotten more than a trim of her hip-length locks before. And does she think Carmen would have approved of her new ’do? “Yep, I do think she likes it,” said Syd-

Letters from page 14A money and tactics to outmaneuver local opposition to the building of Walmart stores in small towns all over the United States. Brentwood will be electing a new mayor and City Council in the next election. It would be a very smart move to closely monitor all campaign contributions in these races. And yes, most new employees start out “at the bottom,” as you so cleverly put it. But in the case of Walmart employees, they tend to stay there and never do receive a livable wage or any kind of benefits. And yes, the track record of Walmart is littered with closed small-town businesses. If you really need the “less expensive” option that you mentioned, there is a Walmart close by on Lone Tree Way in Antioch. And finally, I will continue to deride the purchase of the palm trees. Their beauty, or lack of it, is not the point. The point is that they were a waste of taxpayer’s money. The money paid for those trees would have paid an elementary school teacher’s salary for two years. In this day of overcrowded classrooms, I would happily forgo the palm trees for better education for our children and less crowded classrooms. I am pleased that there is this much

ney. “And I like it, too. It’s easier for my mom to take care of now.” The friendship between the two families has continued, and just this year, the Gailbraiths welcomed another baby to their brood of four boys. “They’re great,” said Heather. “They had another boy –

Bruce – and everyone’s doing fine. They’re a wonderful family.” As for Sydney and her shorn locks, does she plan to keep the new look? “I would like to cut it again, but this time not so short,” said Sydney. “I like it longer but not to my hips, like before.”

interest in the debate concerning Walmart. The more public scrutiny, the less chance that Walmart will be able to “purchase” the politicians it needs to get its way. Bill Sumner Brentwood

curve with all of our neighboring cities, and it’s because of this kind of absurd reasoning that we’re in the predicament we’re in. A guarantee of at least $170,000 upon sale? In this economy, where nothing is what is was? At least Pat Anderson has put Oakley on the map: as the laughingstock East County City. I look forward to change. I think Oakley has great potential, but the current City Council is not addressing the issues, they are not making sound decisions, and they need to be held accountable to the citizens of Oakley. I ask you to revisit this “equal ownership” mutual loss decision. Make better choices that are in the best interest of the citizens of Oakley. Randy Sierra Oakley

No golden parachute for Oakley manager Editor: This is an open letter to the Oakley City Council. Dear Oakley City Council, I am writing about the newspaper story about you forgiving our city manager of his half million dollar ($508,306) home loan. A public employee who makes a base salary of $190,770 here in Oakley does not deserve a golden parachute. Who was helping our friends, teachers, neighbors or family when their homes were underwater or in foreclosure? The banks don’t forgive loans, so why our City Council? Pat Anderson states that she does not see this as a loss … what kind of math is she using? The City Council is supposed to be directing land use, urban and community development. Is Oakley where it needs to be in those areas? Not that I see. We are behind the

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Panthers dancing to a different beat by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer

Tomas Perez just wanted to finally put a smile on his nephew’s face. He ended up creating the soundtrack to a recharged atmosphere around Antioch High’s Eells Stadium. Perez, uncle of Panthers’ senior lineman Tory Ramirez, is a part of local rap group Dark Cyde. Ramirez asked Perez if he could use his talents to give the football team an anthem; something to announce their presence with authority. For Antioch, which holds a 5-0 record for the first time in 15 years, the song has united the team behind a common message. The Panthers blast it from the rafters when they come back onto the field after halftime. “It pumps the whole team up,” senior running back Deante Mays said. “When we feel that music coming, we just get pumped up, we get ready for action, to go down the field and hit somebody.” But for Ramirez and Perez, the lyrics hold a deeper meaning. Perez feels the track is one of the first meaningful gifts he’s been able to give his nephew. Better known within Dark Cyde as Mas, Perez admits that he’s spent roughly a third of his 35 years of life incarcerated. Drugs begat crime, which

created a vicious cycle. While Perez often made promises of presents, of a new lifestyle, of being there for birthday parties, they rarely materialized – choices he regrets now. While behind bars, Perez started penning bars. As he was going through the recovery process, he met Tim Langley and Jeff Wiebens, fellow musicians taking a positive detour from the negative lifestyle. They formed Dark Cyde and started crafting songs about recovery and the joy of life. Rapping has been an important step in Perez’s quest to get his life together. Ramirez noted that while the relationship between him and his uncle was never frosty, Perez wasn’t around much. This project has helped to bridge that gap. Ramirez has also noticed the profound effect that music has made on Perez’s life. “It’s never like I’ve had any trouble with him or anything,” Ramirez said. “I took (the song) as a gift and him giving back. It was like he really stuck to his word and made something happen with it.” Now sober and employed for roughly four years, Perez figured the best way to right some wrongs was to write. When Ramirez approached his uncle about the song, Perez thought it see Beat page 19A

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Antioch senior lineman Tory Ramirez pursues Northgate quarterback Shane Ryan during a recent game. Ramirez’s uncle, Tomas Perez, recorded an anthem for the Panthers that the team plays after halftime.

Heritage spikes DV by Michael Dixon Correspondent

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Heritage High’s Melissa Shatswell returns the ball against Deer Valley during a Tuesday match.

Heritage and Deer Valley’s girls volleyball teams have established themselves as the Bay Valley Athletic League’s best in recent years. Last season, the Patriots ended a long run of Wolverines BVAL championships. Both entered Tuesday’s match at Deer Valley with perfect 2-0 records in league play. While they’ll play again at the end of the month, the visiting Heritage team might have emerged as the early favorite to regain the BVAL crown, as it beat Deer Valley in straight sets 25-21, 25-16, 25-23. The match was bracketed by two competitive sets, while the second was a relatively one-sided affair. Unfortunately for Deer Valley and its fans, the Patriots claimed all three. “Good teamwork, scrappy play and fewer mistakes is what helped Heritage to the victory,” Heritage head coach Janet Hannigan said. “Deer Valley worked hard, earning some great points early on, but then had unforced errors, which gave Heritage the lead.” Senior setter Chelsey Hancock’s four kills, six digs and 11 assists led Heritage. Se-

nior middle blocker Nia Jogopulos netted five kills, two blocks and two aces. Junior middle blocker Melissa Shatswell contributed six kills, seven blocks and two aces. Senior libero Ashleigh Reed finished with 11 digs. Sophomore opposite hitter Brileigh Boyce made four kills. Junior defensive specialist Allie Nichols was singled out by Hannigan for her overall excellent play, which included six digs. Despite the loss, the Wolverines weren’t without their share of strong performers. Panzella called senior outside hitter Marissa Malone’s performance outstanding. She finished with 10 kills in 33 attempts, plus six digs. Junior setter Megan Santos helped out with 23 assists along with four kills. Senior opposite hitter Leah Youngkamp netted seven kills, while senior middle hitter Channelle Washington made five kills and led the team with 10 digs. The win advances Heritage to 3-0 in league play; 9-11 overall. Deer Valley is 2-1 and 3-13 overall. Both teams’ poor overall records are somewhat deceptive, as both played challenging preseason schedules. For the full story, visit www.thepress.net.


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Stormes governing life as Wolverine by Michael Dixon Correspondent If Deer Valley High senior Dana Stormes’ life at Deer Valley consisted only of water polo in the fall and swimming in the spring, it would be fair to say that she keeps herself busy. But her multitasking doesn’t stop there. In her junior year, Stormes served as class vice president – a title she holds again as a senior. Water polo and swim head coach Kiel Olff said Stormes and fellow water polo player and swimmer Matthew Satyadi are essentially joined at the hip. They’ve known each other since kindergarten, and Satyadi is senior class president. He was also vice president as a junior and spoke glowingly of Stormes. “She’s really hardworking,” Satyadi said. “She tries to play herself off as not competitive. But if she’s given a task, she does everything she can to get it done. I see it in the pool, I see it in Leadership, and I trust her with everything. I give her a job and I know that she’ll get it done to the best of her abilities. I don’t have to worry about it.” Stormes enjoys being involved in numerous school events, which is what’s kept her in student government over her time at Deer Valley. It started out merely as an activity to do with a friend. “In middle school, I was in yearbook,” Stormes said. “That was involved,

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Deer Valley senior water polo player Dana Stormes takes a shot during a league matchup with Liberty. Stormes has been lauded for her leadership and strong shooting arm. but not as much. So a friend of mine and I went out for government. I’ve always wanted to be involved, and that seemed perfect for me. It’s stressful, but it’s very fun.”

While Stormes has been swimming for a long time, she didn’t join the water polo team until her sophomore year. In her freshman year, she played volleyball in the fall and swam that spring.

While she’s not the most experienced water polo player at Deer Valley, she has logged more time on the girls’ varsity squad than any other player. Despite initial nerves and fears that came with adjusting to the physicality of volleyball compared to water polo, Stormes immediately earned a spot on the varsity team. “She’s naturally athletic,” Olff said. “On our team, she has by far the strongest shot. She shoots like a guy. She shoots on point, like a laser. Most girls’ shots arch a lot more. Obviously she’s quick; she’s been a varsity swimmer for all four years.” In addition to her offensive prowess, Olff also values Stormes as a defender. Her role on the team is more than just a scorer; she’s also tasked with limiting her opponent’s top scorer. “She plays hole defense as well, Olff added. “So she’s almost always matched up against their best offensive player. She’s just smart enough and strong enough to know which side to play on. If they get a shot from the two-meter position, it’s like a layup in basketball. It’s a really easy shot from there.” Stormes is unclear of what she’ll do after high school. She knows she wants to go away to school, but hopes to find a place where a drive home isn’t long, although she’s looking at Brigham Young University campuses in Hawaii and Idaho. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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was a great way not only to make some more music, but finally come through for his nephew. Ramirez started jotting down teammates’ names, nicknames, positions, references to rival teams and other things he thought would be cool to hear in the song, such as Antioch’s 56-0 season-opening victory over Gregori of Modesto. “I just gave him a little bit,” Ramirez said, “and he ran with it.” After the Panthers toppled Napa on Sept. 23, Perez texted Ramirez late at night, letting him know the song – “It’s the Anthem” – was finished. Ramirez was so excited, he couldn’t wait for the next day. Perez came over immediately, even though it was around midnight, so his nephew could hear it for the first time. As soon as Ramirez popped the CD into his laptop, Perez knew he’d done the right thing. “It was an amaz-

ing feeling to know that for the first time in 17 years, I was the source of the genuine smile on that kid’s face,” Perez said. “It almost brought tears to my eyes.” The song, which made its debut in a Sept. 30 game against Mt. Diablo, opens with a clip from Mr. T, growling, “I’m gonna hit you so hard, I’m gonna knock you into next week.” It continues, extolling the prowess of senior wideout Josh Oseguera, senior lineman Nic Reyes, senior quarterback Troy Amate and other teammates. There are messages for Bay Valley Athletic League rivals Deer Valley, Liberty, Pittsburg and Heritage as well. But Perez’s lyric that starts at the 1:16 mark might be the most meaningful: “Hey, nephew, here’s a little something I’ve promised./Sorry that it’s late, but I promise it’s the bombest.” To listen to “It’s the Anthem,” visit www.thepress.net.

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during the month of October will be donated to the Breast Cancer Awareness Research Foundation. ECYF is teaming up with John Muir Health and Kaiser Permanente, which will promote the event by providing materials at the games. The East County Lions plan to turn the home field into a pink wonderland with hundreds of balloons and other decorations.

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he Black Diamond All-Stars didn’t let a rain-soaked field stop them from taking home four first-place trophies at the USA cheerleading and dance competition at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. The day began with sunny skies and a sea of Diamond supporters in red, black and silver. Not all categories were able to perform, however, due to heavy mid-day rain. The Tiny, Mini, Youth cheer plus the Youth Song Pom teams went out, gave it all they had – and came out on top. Up next for the Brentwood team is the Jamz competition in Stockton.

The popular Run What You Brung races, in which drivers and crews get to bend the rules and have some fun, will be the main attraction Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. Crews in the Modified Stock Car, Limited Late Model Stock Car and Hobby Stocks will soup up their cars beyond what the rules allow in the regular season. What if a Limited Late Model grew wings? Or what if Modifieds wore oversized tires? Those questions will be answered when crews unveil both high- and low-tech wizardry in the pits. This past Sunday, Antioch champs Brad Myers of Brentwood, Larry Damitz of Vallejo and Troy Foulger of Martinez trekked to sister track Merced Speedway and brought some surprises with them.

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Oakley mayor apologizes to residents by Samie Hartley Staff Writer Responding to public outcry over a deal forgiving a $500,000 mortgage loan for City Manager Bryan Montgomery, Mayor Jim Frazier Tuesday issued an apology and asked the City Council to rescind the deal, which he called a “mistake.” “Making mistakes is human,” Frazier said in a statement read at the beginning of Tuesday’s council meeting. “Admitting your mistakes and decisively rectifying them is what makes us good leaders. I take full responsibility for this error and hope the citizens of Oakley will accept my sincere apology.” Under the deal, approved Sept. 27 on a 4-1 vote (Councilman Randy Pope dissenting), the council forgave the remainder of the loan provided at 2.5-percent interest in 2005 as an incentive for Montgomery to move to Oakley from Nevada to become Oakley’s city manager. The agreement had been modified in 2009, when the council agreed to allow Montgomery to defer payments on the loan – about $2,000 per month – because the value of his Brooks Court house had plummeted to $311,000 from the original loan amount of $685,000. The deferred payments were called a bonus, meaning Montgomery was required to pay income tax on the amount. The new agreement also called for the city to receive half-interest in the property, and guaranteed that

Police from page 1A cides – five in December. Those with information regarding this homicide or these suspects should call Detective Desmond Bittner at 925779-6939. The night before, police responded to the report of a man shot at about 5:55 p.m. the 4900 block of Parkgreen Circle. A neighborhood resident reported that shots had been fired and that people wielding guns were in his backyard. Upon arrival, officers found a 36year-old man suffering from two gunshot wounds, but no one else in the vicinity. Sgt. Steve Bias noted that the man was a resident of the neighborhood, which is

Montgomery would receive $170,000 upon the sale of the 3,300-square-foot house. When the public learned of the amendment though a newspaper story, residents took to the Internet to marshal opposition to the arrangement and call for change. Messages cropped up on forums, blogs and Twitter, and the Facebook group Take Back Taxpayer Dollars From Oakley CA City Manager Bryan Montgomery was formed on Monday. On Tuesday, Montgomery sent a letter to the council stating he would not finalize the new agreement, which he referred to as “a significant and courageous action” that had received “the most negative light possible.” “I’m sorry for the controversy that was caused, but that was not the intent,” Montgomery said at Tuesday’s council meeting. “This was well intentioned. There are clear logical and legal reasons for justification of the agreement, but in this climate in the negative spin it’s been given – there is no way to explain those (reasons).” In his statement, Frazier also defended the original intent of the deal. “When we approved this agreement, our intentions were sincere in providing an incentive for the city manager to stay in Oakley,” Frazier said. “Not only had he taken on the responsibilities of three other department heads who had been lost to budget cuts, he had successfully negotiated millions of dollars in revenue for Oakley taxpayers with the approval

near Hillcrest Avenue. The victim was transported to the hospital and listed in serious condition, but doctors expected him to live. Orman confirmed on Tuesday that the man is expected to recover. “It appears that the victim in that case is going to be fine,” Orman said. “He’s been released from the hospital.” Orman noted that the shooting is unrelated to Glaspie’s and does not appear to be gang-related. Police are still trying to determine a motive for the shooting, and are investigating potential suspects. “We are pursuing some leads that we have,” Orman said. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

of the new Oakley power plant.” Councilwoman Pat Anderson said she had voted for the agreement because it “felt right,” and because she had heard no public objections to it. “Not one person e-mailed me to say ‘this doesn’t look right; please reconsider.’ Not one person called me, and not one person at that meeting stood up and made any comment. My assertion from that was we were moving forward on something that felt right and we needed to move forward. I now realize, receiving e-mails and having you come speak tonight, that this is not the case.” However, apologies weren’t enough for some residents present at Tuesday’s meeting. Jon LaBarge, who created the Facebook group, told the council, “While I appreciate the fact that Mr. Montgomery went back on the offer, I don’t believe it was any of your intentions to go back on it had you not gotten caught.” Oakley resident Eve Diamond offered similar sentiments: “Bottom line is: you got busted. And there would have been no apology had it not been made public.” Frazier’s statement also asked the council to agree that all further discussion on the item take place in open session. As the item was not on Tuesday’s agenda, no action was possible, but Frazier asked that the topic be brought back for discussion at the Oct. 25 meeting. He also asked that an independent representative be brought in to work

Vacancies from page 1A members, and combining the two positions could be a cost-effective move. “If there’s going to be an appointment process through November, I would think that it’s important that for people thinking about whether they’re going to apply to know what their duties are,” Nerland said during the meeting. “That’s not to say what the duties would be past November 2012, or that the position would even exist past November 2012 as an elected position, but I think that council needs to at least let folks know what they’ll be signing up for.” Should Antioch decide to go that direction, residents must approve the change

out a new agreement, and he requested that Montgomery take out a home loan with a bank or mortgage lender for the full amount of what is owed to the city so that the city is repaid. “I fully understand the public is angry,” Frazier said. “This was a poor decision that we need to rectify immediately. I am taking the first step here today toward acknowledging this mistake and initiating a plan to correct it.” Following the meeting, La Barge changed the name of the Facebook group to Oakley CA Watchdog Group and posted on the forum that he would personally see to it that Frazier and the remainder of the council members (Vice Mayor Kevin Romick and council members Anderson and Carol Rios) do not get re-elected, as their decisions have proven “unethical.” Several members of the Facebook group, which had garnered 65 members by press time, said they plan to run for the three available council seats in the 2012 election. Montgomery said he had made back payments on the mortgage and arranged for future payments to be deducted from his paycheck. “There are far more important things to look into and work on, and this was a distraction that was completely unnecessary,” Montgomery said. “We’re back to where we started, so we can move forward and put this behind us and focus on what is important and critical for the future success of Oakley.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

by a ballot measure. Nerland said she would craft a more refined job description in the near future if City Council wants to pursue a hybrid position. “It might behoove us to do a little research and find out what other cities are doing,” City Councilman Gary Agopian said. “As work has changed, the goal should be perhaps to either be revenueneutral or save money in doing this and achieve some sort of efficiency by doing that.” For more information about the City Clerk position, call 925-779-7009 or the office of Nerland and City Manager Jim Jakel at 779-7015. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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districts along one of the City’s most visible corridors. The Recirculated DEIR analyzes the potential development of the site with the following: • 43.81 acres of Medium Density Residential (482 dwelling units); • 3.03 acres of High Density Residential (54 dwelling units); • 103.59 acres of Mixed-Use Commercial / Office / Industrial / Residential (1,456 dwelling units and 317,117 square feet of non-residential area); • 79.88 acres of Mixed-Use Commercial / Office / Industrial (810,216 square feet of non-residential area); and • 5.65 acres of open space. The Recirculated DEIR analyzes potentially significant environmental impacts of the project in the following areas: Aesthetics; Land Use; Transportation and Circulation; Noise and Vibration; Air Quality (including GHG analysis); Biological Resources; Historical and Cultural Resources; Hazards; Population, Employment, and Housing; and Public Services and Utilities. The Recirculated DEIR is available for public review via the City of Brentwood’s website (www.brentwoodca.

gov), in the Community Development Department at 118 Oak Street (through October 21st) and at 150 City Park Way (beginning October 24th), the City Clerk’s office at 150 City Park Way, and the Brentwood Library at 104 Oak Street. The Recirculated DEIR is available for review and comment from October 14, 2011 – November 28, 2011. All comments on the Recirculated DEIR must be received no later than 5:00 PM, November 28, 2011. Written comments may be sent via U.S. mail, e-mail, or fax to: Community Development Department Attn: Erik Nolthenius, Principal Planner 150 City Park Way Brentwood, CA 94513 enolthenius@brentwoodca.gov (925) 516-5407 [fax] Separate notices will be provided at the time that public hearings are held to consider the Recirculated DEIR and the Brentwood Boulevard Specific Plan. Thank you in advance for your thoughtful consideration and review of the Brentwood Boulevard Specific Plan Recirculated DEIR. If you have any questions about the Re-

circulated DEIR or the Project, please contact Erik Nolthenius by phone at (925) 516-5137 or via e-mail at enolthenius@brentwoodca.gov. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date October 14, 2011

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY RECIRCULATED DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT BRENTWOOD BOULEVARD SPECIFIC PLAN The City of Brentwood has completed a Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Brentwood Boulevard Specific Plan (Project), located in eastern Contra Costa County. The City is the lead agency for this Project, which includes a General Plan amendment and a rezone to conform to the Brentwood Boulevard Specific Plan. The Project is approximately 265 acres (310 acres including existing and future right-of-way) in size and is located along the Brentwood Boulevard frontage, beginning at Delta Road on the

north and continuing to Second Street on the south. Approximately half of the Project (151 acres) is characterized as vacant land. The remaining acreage is developed with a combination of commercial, office, industrial, residential, and similar types of uses. The vision for the Project is to transform the existing auto-oriented State Route 4 corridor into a more traditional boulevard with distinctive, unique, front-facing buildings. The Project also includes comfortable walkways and generous landscaping to provide an active, inviting, and attractive location for residents, workers, and visitors. The Project includes a cohesive arrangement of uses, building types, frontage treatments, and street designs that function as integral parts of a single urban structure. Taken together, the expectation is that the structure over time will result in an area comprised of an attractive and desirable streetscape environment along which well-designed buildings are located behind generous amounts of continuous landscaping and open space. The result is a prominent setting for new development and a framework for new neighborhood and workplace

ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None And was adopted at a regular meeting of the Brentwood City Council on the 11th day of October 2011, by the following vote: AYES: Council Members Barr, Brockman, Bryant, Stonebarger Taylor NOES: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

AYES: Council Members Barr, Brockman, Bryant, Stonebarger NOES: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None And was adopted at a regular meeting of the Brentwood City Council on the 11th day of October 2011, by the following vote: AYES: Council Members Barr, Brockman, Bryant, Stonebarger Taylor NOES: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None ATTEST: Margaret Wimberly, CMC City Clerk The above is a summary of the major highlights of the ordinances; reading the ordinances in its entirety may be necessary to obtain a full understating of all changes. A copy of the full text of the ordinances is on file and may be read in the City Clerk’s office located at 708 Third Street, Brentwood, and/or a copy may be obtained from that office based on the City’s actual cost for duplicating. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date October 14, 2011

SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 896 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BRENTWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE TITLES 1 AND 8 TO: CLARIFY INFRACTION CITATION PENALTY AMOUNTS; MAKE CONSISTENT MUNICIPAL CODE APPEAL REQUIREMENTS AND DEADLINES; EXPRESSLY ALLOW CITY HEARING OFFICERS TO SUSPEND PAYMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE CITATION FINES; CLARIFY THE CONSEQUENCES OF AN APPEALING PARTY’S FAILURE TO APPEAR AT A NUISANCE ABATEMENT APPEAL HEARING; AND CLARIFY THE NUISANCE CITATION PROCESS THE FOREGOING ORDINANCE was introduced with the first reading waived at a regular meeting of the Brentwood City Council on the 27th day of September 2011, by the following vote: AYES: Council Members Barr, Brockman, Bryant, Stonebarger NOES: None

SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 897 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING A REZONE (RZ 11-004) TO AMEND CHAPTER 17.850 (TEMPORARY USE PERMITS) OF THE BRENTWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE TO ESTABLISH CRITERIA FOR A MINOR TEMPORARY USE PERMIT, WHICH WOULD ALLOW FOR A SIMPLIFIED APPLICATION PROCESS FOR SPECIFIED ACTIVITIES WITHIN DEVELOPED NON-RESIDENTIAL AREAS CITYWIDE. THE FOREGOING ORDINANCE was introduced with the first reading waived at a regular meeting of the Brentwood City Council on the 27th day of September 2011, by the following vote:


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Antioch athletes lay claim to fame The Antioch Sports Legends Hall of Fame will welcome more than a dozen new inductees in ceremonies this weekend. The Class of 2011 includes: Curtis Casey – track and field The first athlete from Antioch High to medal at the state level set a school record in the 880-yard run that lasted for 12 years and was the eighth-fastest prep time in the nation in 1949. During his senior year, Curtis Casey ran a 1:59.0 in the 880 at the Contra Costa Athletic League meet, breaking the previous record set in 1934 and earning All-League status. Casey would make two trips to the California Interscholastic Federation state meet, as a junior and a senior. At the Cal Aggie Invitational, his 2:01.4 in the 880 broke a 16-year meet record. In 1949 he took first at the North Coast Section meet and earned a bronze at the CIF championship, running the 880 in 1:58.8 on a badly blistered foot. Karen Christianson – all-around athlete The standout catcher, along with her twin, Sharon, led the Antioch High 1984 softball team to an unprecedented 28-1 season and North Coast Section title. Christianson’s clutch two-run hit sent the Panthers into the NCS championship. Her performance in the final four games of the playoffs earned an All-North Coast Tourney honor. She also captained the AHS volleyball team to a 21-7-3 record and earned Second Team All-DVAL. Christianson was chosen for the All-State softball team while playing for Sacramento City College and later received

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The 1984 Antioch High softball team, part of the Antioch Sports Legends’ Hall of Fame class of 2011, went 28-1 en route to capturing the North Coast Section title. The Panthers racked up 123 runs for the 1984 season, holding their opponents to a mere 34. a full scholarship to play at California State University, Sacramento. She was named cocaptain, led the Hornets to NCAA regional finals for two years and was selected as a Second Team Division II All-American. Marion Gelhaus – diving This champion diver is the only known

Antioch athlete to be an All-American in high school, community college and at a four-year university. The Antioch High three-year diving MVP won the North Coast Section crown between 1980-82 as a see Athletes page 3B

ON THE COVER: The letterman jacket of Jill Joseph, a tireless advocate of Antioch High School sports, is displayed at the Antioch Sports Legends museum. Joseph will be inducted into the museum’s Hall of Fame on Saturday.

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Athletes from page 2B sophomore, junior and senior, the school’s first consecutive-three-year champion. During her final NCS meet against 77 competitors, Gelhaus set a record score of 467.00 points, 83 points ahead of the second-place finisher, while breaking the record she set as a junior of 434.15. In 1982, she was the only NorCal diver to be named to the high school All-America diving squad. Swimming since infancy, Gelhaus won the national AAU diving championship in her age group every year since age 9. Doug Gosnell – football The imposing 6-foot-5-inch lineman was the only Antioch player in 1963-64 to earn a spot on the Contra Costa County All-Star squad and was chosen by the Daily Ledger for its All-Decade Team, between 1960 and ’70. The two-way starter earned First Team All-DVAL honors and received the MVP award at AHS as well as the Gino Marchetti Award. He earned a full-ride football scholarship to Utah State University, and distinguished himself on the Aggie team. The San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys, St. Louis Cardinals and Green Bay Packers all sent draft inquiry letters, but Gosnell signed in the eighth round of the 1969 draft with Green Bay. He was released in the pre-season and picked up by the semi-pro Spokane Shockers, where he played for a season. Joe Harlan – football The Oklahoma-born “Tulsa Kid” wowed Antioch High fans during his threeyear varsity prep career, but tragically lost his life in an industrial accident in 1950 at

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Jill Joseph, named Antioch’s Citizen of the Year in 1994, served as Antioch High’s unofficial No. 1 cheerleader during the 34 years she worked at the campus. the age of 20. Harlan propelled the Panthers to two undefeated football seasons and league titles. His junior season was plagued by injuries, but he managed to rush for six touchdowns and earn All-Contra Costa County Athletic League First Team honors as a fullback. During the 1947-48 season, the AHS Co-MVP was unanimously chosen First Team All-CCCAL again for his eight touchdowns, 13 kicked points and 61 points scored. Harlan occupies a special place in Antioch athletic history: he scored a touchdown in each of three consecutive see Athletes page 4B

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Athletes from page 3B victories over Pittsburg High in the storied Big Little Game match-ups between the rival teams. Ray Harrington – football The Most Outstanding Athlete and Student Body President of Antioch High in 1956 was captain of the football team and played tackle, fullback, middle linebacker and quarterback. Harrington was named by a local sportswriter as “the best lineman in the county.” Years later the Daily Ledger selected him as part of the Cream of the Crop team made up of the best players between 1950 and ’67. Among Harrington’s achievements were playing offense and defense in two all-star games in 1956; the North-South Shrine Game played in the L.A. Coliseum before more than 56,000 spectators, and the East Bay-West Bay Game, held in Kezar Stadium. Harrington went on to play three years at Stanford between 1957 and ’59. Mike Hurd – coach More than a thousand Antioch High students became successful athletes under the tutelage of this 1964 AHS alumnus. Hurd created a winning dynasty by coach-

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Antioch High track athlete Curtis Casey was the eighth-fastest runner in the nation in 1949. Casey will be inducted on Saturday into the Antioch Sports Legends’ Hall of Fame. ing AHS teams to 16 league and division championships in track and field and cross country, and three North Coast Division II championships during the 1970s. The 1973 varsity DVAL title was the first league track

championship in Antioch’s history. Hurd began his first year as head track coach at AHS with a 30-athlete roster and later quintupled the size of the program. His varsity boys’ track and field teams never finished below second in the DVAL and amassed an overall record of 68-10-1. He was named DVAL Coach of the Year in 1973 and was founder of the Chuck Stapleton Relays. Chuck Hutchinson – baseball The ace southpaw led the Panthers to back-to-back league championships following the team’s return from hiatus during World War II. As a junior, the power hurler threw a four-hit, 1-0 victory, clinching the Contra Costa Athletic League title in 1949. The Panthers’ top pitcher earned six victories in almost 53 innings pitched, allowing only 37 hits and 13 runs. As a senior, the 6-foot-2-inch hurler pitched a nohitter, a one-hitter and a two-hitter during the 1950 season. Hutchinson was the only Antioch player chosen for the Prep Baseball Classic All-Star Game, in which he pitched two innings. Three MLB teams sought him, but he signed a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians in 1951. Hutchinson played with the D League Pittsburg Diamondbacks, an Indian affiliate, before the team disbanded. Rich Jones – all-around athlete Jones’ multiple talents earned nine varsity letters throughout his AHS prep career between 1972 and ’75, in which he played on five league champion teams. He was the top rebounder and scorer on the basketball squad and earned All-DVAL honors three consecutive years in football and two years in track. At the end of his senior year, the speedy Panther track captain broke four records: the high hurdles, 180-yard low hurdles, 330-yard low hurdles, and the high jump, clearing his height of 6 feet, 6¼ inches, a record that lasted until 1996. His 120yard high hurdles time qualified for the CIF Championships. He was MVP in both track and field and basketball in 1975. In football, Jones was a three-time All-East Bay mem-

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ber and earned a full football scholarship to Utah State University. Jill Joseph – community leader Joseph served as the unofficial Cheerleader No. 1 to thousands of athletes who wore black and gold for the Panthers over the 34 years she worked on campus. She was a tireless behind-the-scenes worker and coordinator of hundreds of AHS events and community fundraisers beginning in the 1970s. Joseph provided loving support and encouragement to three decades of students until her death in 2010. Antioch’s Chamber of Commerce named her Citizen of the Year in 1994; AHS selected her as one of the first honorees on its Walk of Fame and dedicated the Antioch High choir room in her name. Mike Kelly – track and field This track star recorded career performances of 4:19.74 in the 1600 meters and 9:34.84 in the 3200 meters, and ran a league championship 9.39 in the two-mile event in 1972-73. The AHS Track and Field MVP was named First Team All-DVAL and AHS MVP as a junior, and Second Team All-East Bay as a senior. Kelly also earned area sportswriters’ Sportsman of the Week honors. In 1970-71, he was the fastest sophomore crosscountry runner in Northern California, recording the fastest 3-mile cross-country time – 15:34 – ever run at a North Coast Section meet by any Antioch junior. He was offered scholarships by four colleges and accepted a full-ride to Utah State University, where in 1979 he set a record in the 3000-meter steeplechase that stood for 30 years. Tony Lang – football In his first varsity start at halfback as a sophomore in 1976, Lang exploded across the gridiron for 240 yards on 18 carries. In the next game, the 1976 season finale, he rushed for 154 yards on 16 carries, including a 58-yard touchdown run. Lang was voted Most Valuable Senior Athlete at AHS in 1979 and was awarded the Flecto Sports award twice as the outstanding prep athlete see Athletes page 5B


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Athletes from page 4B of the week in Contra Costa County. The fleet-footed 5-foot-9-inch 175-pound halfback was voted First Team All-DVAL as a junior, amassing 1,596 rushing yards over a three-year AHS varsity career. In the BigLittle Game match-up in 1978, Lang rushed for 177 yards on 18 carries to beat Pitt 18-16. He later played for the University of the Pacific on a football scholarship. Steve Ornellas – baseball “The Executioner” was known for his line drives that nearly took the heads off pitchers during his decade in Antioch baseball leagues. In 1959, Ornellas socked two grand slams for the Campbell Comets in one game. The teen hitting prodigy batted .547 for the Reghitto Motors team that led the Babe Ruth League’s Delta Division in 1961. As a three-year varsity starter at Antioch High between 1963 and ’65, Ornellas put the Panthers at the top of the Contra Costa Athletic League. He was named Antioch’s MVP and First Team All-CCAL as a senior and was co-league batting champion hitting .432. He earned a First Team All-Golden Gate Conference berth in 1967 while posting a .393 average at DVC and later played for San Jose State. 1984 Antioch High softball team May 26, 1984 was a historic day for local prep sports when the Panthers brought home their first North Coast Section Championship in softball for Antioch High School. The girls capped a record 28-1 mark – including six shutouts – by defeating Montgomery High of Santa Rosa 1-0 for the North Coast crown. Pitcher Dawn Hilgenberg was named the North Coast Tournament’s MVP and Player of the Year for both the DVAL and East Bay. Tabitha Roth and Sharon Christianson were chosen First Team All-DVAL. Co-Captained by Joanne Mills and Karen Christianson, the Panthers racked up 123 runs for the 1984 season, holding their opponents to a mere 34. Coach Andria Edwards was honored as DVAL Coach of the Year.

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Joe Harlan, an Oklahoma native and newest member of the Antioch Sports Legends Hall of Fame, led the Antioch Panthers football team to two undefeated seasons and league titles as a fullback in the late 1940s. Jason Verduzco – wrestling The 1988 California state champion wrestling team’s shining star was Jason Verduzco, the individual California Interscholastic Federation champion of the 165-pound class. Verduzco was named to the ASICS Tiger All-America First Team roster in 1988, effectively crowning him as the best high school wrestler in the United States for his weight class and the only AllAmerica wrestler from the West Coast. Amateur Wrestling News also placed him on its High School All-America Dream Team. Verduzco’s 41-1 senior record put him in a class by himself; his career record over four years of varsity prep wrestling competition was 160-12. He was the Antioch High Male Athlete of the Year and Outstanding Wrestler of the DVAL in 1988. – Contributed by Tracy Nelson

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Networking with the Senior Coalition and other resources for seniors opens up a world of information for me to share – and this week is no different. It’s super to meet people that give of themselves for others, and this week I’d like to share some of the things I found out. Although I didn’t personally meet Dewey or Babe, they are sweet dogs, I’m told, and enjoy visiting people and making them smile. They are therapy dogs owned by Melissa Chapman and Linda Taylor, respectively, and are available for loving. These beautiful animals are filled with personality. Babe loves to dance, so you can look forward to entertainment along with her visit. Dewey loves people and is always willing to cuddle or play. Neither dog sheds. It’s a proven fact that petting and interacting with therapy dogs can lower your blood pressure, calm your heart rate and even release endorphins that block pain. These dogs help you release anxiety and avoid depression. Melissa and Linda make their dogs available for seniors at local facilities – and in some cases, private residences. You can reach them for an appointment at Affordable Home Care Agency of California by calling 800-527-0757 or 925-9333732. The visits are free of charge. For those of you who enjoy reading,

Dave Case of E and L ElderCare Services has a book for you! It started with a book for a lady named Joanne, who didn’t have anything to read. Dave brought her one, and the smile on her face made it clear that there was a need for this service. He started supplying donated and/or used books to several small residential care facilities in our area. The Adult Readership Club consists of warmhearted volunteers who collect donated books, magazines and other reading material and distribute them to residents. Although like the therapy dogs, most of their deliveries of love go to care facilities, they provide books to seniors who live on their own and are unable to get to a library or bookstore. I know these new electronic books are all the rage, but I’m old-school: I love the feel of a good book. If you’d like to have Dave set up a delivery or if you’d like to donate some of your reading material, please call him at 925-584-9812. It will be a story with a happy ending – guaranteed. The October sun is shining in East County, and Melissa, Linda and Dave can brighten your day even more. Stay healthy. Marla Luckhardt is a Discovery Bay resident and member of the East Contra Costa Senior Coalition. She works with several local senior care and advocacy groups. To contact her, e-mail marla2054@aol.com.


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Innovative hip surgery reduces recovery time The science of hip replacement surgery has advanced greatly over the years. The latest innovation is a new, minimally invasive procedure that can help patients rapidly regain their active lifestyles. “The anterior approach to hip replacement is the least invasive surgery currently available and offers a faster recovery time with less pain and scarring,” said Dr. Ananth Shenoy, a Sutter Delta Medical Center-affiliated physician. “Patients often go home on the second day with a minimal risk of hip dislocation and a rapid return of normal function.” Approximately 200,000 to 300,000 patients annually have a hip replaced due to damage caused by illness, injury or aging. A frequent cause of hip damage is osteoarthritis. This disease occurs when the cartilage breaks down and no longer cushions the bones of the hip joint, which include the ball or rounded part at the top of your thighbone (femoral head) and the rounded socket of bone in the pelvis. “Normally, cartilage covers the surfaces of the hip bones to cushion them, allowing the ball to move easily in the socket,” said Shenoy. “However, the cartilage often wears away due to aging – mainly in patients 50 or older – or obesity, which increases stress on the hip joints. Without cushioning from cartilage, the bones grate together, causing pain. In 80 to 90 percent of

Breast cancer meeting Sutter Delta Medical Center has invited a panel of experts to provide cancer patients, their families and friends with updates on advances in breast cancer diagnostics, surgical options, radiation and chemotherapy. The free event is held We d n e s d a y, Oct. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Sutter Delta’s board room, 3901 Lone Tree Way in Antioch. Reservations are required. For more information or to register, call 925933-0107.

patients, the most common symptoms are groin pain and stiffness.” Most patients try to manage their pain with medication and other nonsurgical methods, including exercise, physical therapy and weight loss. For some, these methods don’t work and the pain becomes uncontrollable, interfering with their daily activities and sleep. When this occurs, surgery is often the best option. To perform anterior-approach hip replacement surgery, orthopedic surgeons use the hana table, specially designed for minimally invasive joint surgeries. Unlike other surgical tables,

the hana table allows surgeons to access the hip joint from the front, without cutting through muscle from the pelvis or thighbone. Once inside the hip joint, the surgeon creates a new hip by resurfacing the hip socket and inserting a stainless steel implant to replace the damaged femoral head of the thighbone. “The anterior approach leaves intact the muscles essential for hip functioning,” Shenoy said. “This greatly reduces the risk of hip dislocation and shortens the recovery time to four to eight weeks. Patients can quickly return to normal activities.”

The anterior approach also allows surgeons to use X-ray imaging and navigational tools to better see into the joint, align implants with more precision and measure a patient’s legs to make sure they’re the same length. Since the procedure requires only a 4-inch incision, it causes less pain, scarring and blood loss. Those experiencing chronic hip pain that’s unresponsive to treatment should ask their doctor if minimally invasive hip surgery might be a viable option. – Contributed by Julie Ruiz-Wibbelsmann, writer/publications coordinator for Sutter Health East Bay Region.


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Lions dance to the top Congratulations to this year’s 2011-12 Liberty High School varsity dance team, which took the top trophy at the United Spirit Association’s Regional Spirit Competition. The team also qualified to attend USA’s National Competition in Anaheim. “I’m so proud of this team and the hard work and effort they put in to everything they do,” said team advisor Shannon Leyen. “It has taken us six years to achieve first place at this competition. (In the past we’ve received second or third place.) Much appreciation also goes out to Kim Karbowski, the team’s coach and choreographer; Jen Watson, the

team’s manager; and all of the parents who continually offer their assistance and support.” This year the varsity dance team aims to raise the bar in every competition. Team members are also devote time and energy to raise funds for the uniforms and costumes they wear at competitions. Fundraising events will be posted on the Liberty marquee at the corner of Brentwood Boulevard and Second Street. The varsity dance team urges the community to support it and local businesses that help it meet its goals. For more information or to make a donation, call Jennifer Watson at 925-634-3521, ext. 5239.

Discovery Bay resident Trevor Hudson, who attended Timber Point Elementary and Excelsior Middle School, started his ninthgrade year at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, N.M. A full 97 percent of the institute’s graduates go on to attend one of the four service academies. Hudson plans to attend West Point or Annapolis in pursuit of a career as an engineer officer. Since he returns to Discovery Bay only on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and spring and summer breaks, his family sends him The Press to keep him feeling close to home and friends. It’s really hard for Hudson’s mom, but “since we gave them their wings, we have to let them fly.”

BIRTHS Antioch – Boy Aug. 9 Bradley and Elizabeth Tyndall Bethel Island – Boy Aug. 10 Timothy Cooper and

Courtney Fehring Antioch – Boy Aug. 11 Tim and Rocio Caruso Oakley – Girl Joel and Guillermina Lopez

Antioch – Boy Aug. 12 Ja haud Aldridge and Sierra Oneal Antioch – Boy Steven Lucas and Kayley Leavitt Antioch – Girl Aug. 16 Luis and Leticia Rodriguez Oakley – Boy Aug. 17 DeWayne Carter Jr. and Marjaney Martin Antioch – Boy Aug. 20

Brandon Manning and Melody Wilson Brentwood – Boy Aug. 22 Aaron Mauriscio and Mandi Walker Oakley – Girl Ralphel and Rosa Gella Antioch – Boy Aug. 23 Alfredo and Manuela Lopez-Cantero Antioch – Boy Aug. 28 Timothy Valenzuela and Jessica Martinez Antioch – Girl

Aug. 31 Ivan and Tiffany Stewart Antioch – Girl Sept. 1 Joshua and Kimberly Barklow Brentwood – Girl Sept. 2 Daniel and Marguerite La Antioch – Girl Sept. 5 Benhur Salvador and Stephanie Nunes Oakley – Girl Sept. 6 Brandon and Eva Snyder Oakley – Girl

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Customer smiles are frosting on the cake by Amy Claire Correspondent

Popular baking shows such as “Ace of Cakes” and “Cake Boss” have inspired many to order customized cakes for their special events, and bakers such as Barbara Trujillo of Discovery Bay are rising to the occasion. Trujillo runs Frosted! – a home-based bakery that specializes in making sweet dreams come true. “I’ve been baking ever since I knew how to turn on the oven,” Trujillo said. A seventh-grade cooking class triggered her passion for baking, and cake decorating classes at local craft stores expanded her repertoire. When she began baking as a form of stress relief, she found that she often had leftovers, and would bring them in to her office to share. “On the days when I would bring cupcakes, the morale would go way, way up,” she said. Her coworkers began looking forward to these treats, and eventually began asking to purchase them. “It’s incredibly rewarding,” said Trujillo, who looks on her baking as a way to lift spirits and encourage people in tough times. She enjoys giving back to the community through school functions, auctions and other events, and is planning to open a bake shop once she finds a space to rent. Trujillo’s handiwork exudes a variety of aromas and flavors, but her personal favorite is her signature red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting. A close second is the marble cake, a mixture of white velvet wedding cake and chocolate, layered with homemade custard and strawberries. She strives to keep her products affordable: cupcakes cost about $2, and a 6-inch cake, which serves 12, starts at $20. Her favorite creation was a four-tiered, three-flavor wedding cake that featured a white almond sour cream cake with Kahlua cheesecake chocolate filling for the top tier. The cake was artfully decorated with a swag of real orchids and other flowers. Another favorite was for a 4year-old’s birthday party. To fulfill the little girl’s dream of a “rainbow cake,” Trujillo baked cake layers in bright colors and crafted a collection of rainbow-hued butterflies to surround the cake and hover atop it. Both masterpieces were a big hit. Trujillo continues to improve her craft. She regularly watches cakedecorating shows for inspiration and new techniques. “I experiment a lot,” she said. As an exploration of her Cuban heritage, she’s working on creating Cuban-style cupcakes, including dulce de leche and churro flavors. Other creations range from a heath bar cupcake to a seasonal chocolate pumpkin cupcake. As her business grows, Trujillo hopes to continue spreading joy

Photo by Amy Claire

throughout the community. “It’s all about making people happy,” she said. “You’ve got to enjoy life.” Because cupcakes are small, Trujillo considers them a perfect indulgence. “Treat yourself. Put a smile on your face.” To order cakes or other baked goods from Frosted!, call 510-4151730, visit www.frostedgoodies.com or e-mail barbara@frostedgoodies. com. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Frosted! owner Barbara Trujillo, left, presents an artfully decorated red velvet cake. Above top, a fun graduation cake is shaped like a pile of textbooks and topped by a graduation cap. Bottom, a beautiful layered wedding cake is decorated with real flowers and ribbons.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #0006210-00 The name of the business (es): Subway Sandwiches #46736 Located at: 2455 Sand Creek Road Suite 100 In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Mailing: 11195 Bay Laurel Street, Dublin, CA 94568 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): R.P.J. Group, Inc 11195 Bay Laurel Street Dublin, CA 94568. 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: Reena Kapoor Nanda, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/15/11 By Joseph Barton, Deputy Expires 9/15/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005913- 00 The name of the business (es): AAA Mobile Notary Located at: 4543 Selkirk Ct. In: Antioch, Ca, 94531, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Rolanda White 4543 Selkirk Ct. Antioch, CA 94531. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 8/30/11. Signature of registrant: Rolanda White This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 8/30/11 By Joseph Barton, Deputy Expires 8/30/16 Antioch Press No. 061617 Publish dates: September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006182-00 The name of the business (es): Not Scared Clothing Company Located at: 1985 Edgeview In: Discovery Bay, Ca, 94505, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Johnathon Richard Parker 1985 Edgeview Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Johnathon Richard Parker This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/14/11 By Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires 9/14/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006214-00 The name of the business (es): AlphaOmega Quality Painting & Decorating Incorporated Located at: 2235 Sunset Road In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Mailing: P.O. Box 688, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Alpha-Omega Quality Painting & Decorating Incorporated 2235 Sunset RD Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9/15/11. Signature of registrant: Corrina Dominguez Secretary This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/15/11 By Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires 9/15/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006217-00 The name of the business (es): MacGyver Home Repairs Located at: 1941 Eden Plains Rd In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Mailing: P.O. Box 383, Knightsen, CA 94548 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Ryan S. Lewis 1941 Eden Plains Rd. Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Ryan Lewis This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/15/11 By Joseph Barton, Deputy Expires 9/15/16 Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish dates: September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006390-00 The name of the business (es): Appraisal Solution Services Located at: 1309 Roselinda Ct In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Mailing: 3130 Balfour Rd Suite D,#122, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1) Michael Dalton 1309 Roselinda Ct Brentwood, CA 94513 2) Marc Williams 135 Percheron Ct Vallejo Ca 94591. This business is conducted by: Co-Partners The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9/23/11. Signature of registrant: Michael Dalton This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/23/11 By D. Acuff, Deputy Expires 9/23/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006352- 00 The name of the business (es): Jobs Success Consulting Services Located at: 3721 Sunset Lane Suite 204 In: Antioch, Ca, 94509, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jobs Success Staffing Services LLC 5133 Winter Glen Way Antioch, CA 94531. 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: Carmen Reyes This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/21/11 By C. Garcia, Deputy Expires 9/21/16 Antioch Press No. 061617 Publish dates: September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006173-00 The name of the business (es): Erog N Us Located at: 2254 Newport Ct In: Discovery Bay, Ca, 94505. Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Steve Griffin 2254 Newport Ct Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/1/10. Signature of registrant: Steve Griffin This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/14/11 By Joseph Barton, Deputy Expires 9/14/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005942- 00 The name of the business (es): Dwelling... Designs for Living Located at: 230 Avocado Place In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Toni Vornhagen 230 Avocado Place Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on NA. Signature of registrant: Toni Vornhagen This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 8/31/11 By Joseph Barton, Deputy Expires 8/31/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005900- 00 The name of the business (es): The Rococo Company Located at: 221 Hickory Court In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1) Marty Montez 2)Beverly Montez 221 Hickory Court Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Beverly Montez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 8/30/11 By B. Basch, Deputy Expires 8/30/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006155- 00 The name of the business (es): Red Carpet Shoes Located at: 311 Myrtle Lane In: Oakley, Ca, 94561, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jason Lee Johnson 311 Myrtle Lane, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Jason Lee Johnson This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/13/11 By P. Cornelius, Deputy Expires 9/13/16 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #0006389-00 The name of the business (es): Z4 Trucking Located at: 5161 Homestead Way In: Antioch, Ca, 94531. Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Senad Zilkic 5161 Homestead Way Antioch, CA 94531. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9/23/11. Signature of registrant: Senad Zilkic This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/23/11 By Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires 9/23/16 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish: September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: AUGUST 8, 2011 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: WAL MART STORES INC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 4893 LONE TREE WAY ANTIOCH CA 94531-8553 Type of License(s) Applied for: 21 - OFFSALE GENERAL Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control 1515 CLAY ST, STE 2208, OAKLAND, CA 94612 (510) 6224970 LA1053795 ANTIOCH PRESS 10/7, 14, 21, 2011 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: October 7, 14, 21, 2011 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name No. 1 Smoke Shop at: 4550 Balfour Rd. #C In: Brentwood, CA, 94513 The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on Sept 23, 2009 underfile number F0006824-00 1). Davinder Kaur, 4550 Balfour Rd. #C, Brentwood, CA 94513 . This business was conducted by: an Individual Signature of registrant: Davinder Kaur This statement was filed with The County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: 9/12/11 By: S.L. Weir, Deputy Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: September 23, 30, October 7, 14,2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #0006167-00 The name of the business (es): Oakley Daycare Located at: 18 Henry Ct In: Oakley, Ca, 94561, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Casey Nicole Quist 18 Henry Ct Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Casey Quist This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/14/11 By Liz Gonzalez, Deputy Expires 9/14/16 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006124- 00 The name of the business (es): No. 1 Smoke Shop Located at: 4550 Balfour Rd #C In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Puneet Kamboj 4550 Balfour Rd #C Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9/12/11. Signature of registrant: Puneet S Kamboj This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/12/11 By Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires 9/12/16 Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish dates: September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006529- 00 The name of the business (es): BRISMAR Located at: 1255 Treat Blvd 300 In: Walnut Creek, Ca, 94597, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1)Cristian Calderon C. 2)Sandra V. Marmol T., 2003 Villa Drive Apt #208, Pittsburg, CA 94565 . This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9/30/11. Signature of registrant: Cristian Briam Calderon Castillo This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/30/11 By Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires 9/30/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #0006321-00 The name of the business (es): Go See Isaac Cars Inc. Located at: 1113 1/2 W 10th St In: Antioch, Ca, 94509, Mailing: P.O. Box 701, Antioch, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Go See Isaac Cars Inc 1113 1/2 W 10th St Antioch, CA 94509. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9/20/11. Signature of registrant: Itsak Negrin President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/20/11 By Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires 9/20/16 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: September 30, October 7,14, 21, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005719- 00 The name of the business (es): Work-AHaulics Located at: 1649 Windsor Wy In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1)Terry Domino Ferguson 2)Erica Mercado 1649 Windsor Wy Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a General Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Terry Domino Ferguson This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 8/22/11 By Lisa Woods, Deputy Expires 8/22/16 Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish dates: September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006115- 00 The name of the business (es): Oliverez Restoration Services Located at: 1180 Sunset Road In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1) Aristotle Alvarez 2)Teresa Oliver 3)Julee Oliver 1180 Sunset Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a General Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Aristotle Alvarez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/12/11 By C. Garcia, Deputy Expires 9/12/16 Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish dates: September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006117- 00 The name of the business (es): M.I.A. Fitness Located at: 1050 Nighthawk Wy In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Mailing: 1145 2nd St, Ste A#107, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1) Mary Deering 1050 Nighthawk Wy, Brentwood, CA 94513 2) Leslie Edwins 5137 Rodeo Ct, Antioch, CA 94531. This business is conducted by: a General Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9/12/11. Signature of registrant: Mary Deering, Leslie Edwins This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/12/11 By Joseph Barton, Deputy Expires 9/12/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Sierra Jones SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Sierra Marie Jones FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1468 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Sierra Jones filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Adeus Angelo Peralta to Proposed Name: Amadeus Angelo Peralta 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 11/28/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four

successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 9/26/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006703- 00 The name of the business (es): Cazuelas Grill Located at: 2129 Hilltop Mall Rd In: Richmond, Ca, 94806, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Sandra Fernandez 753 Manor Rd El Sobrante, CA 94803. 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: Sandra Fernandez. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 10/6/11 By Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires 10/6/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006278- 00 The name of the business (es): MADDMoto Located at: 5115 Winchester Dr. In: Oakley, Ca, 94561, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1)Martin Ortega Jr 2)Christina Ortega 5115 Winchester Dr. Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9-19-11. Signature of registrant: Martin Ortega Jr. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/19/11 By Joseph Barton, Deputy Expires 9/19/16 Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish dates: October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: July 5, 2011 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: BIG WAVE DAVE’S The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 4441 BALFOUR RD A BRENTWOOD, CA 94513-1409 Type of license(s) Applied for: 41 – On-Sale Beer And Wine – Eating Place Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date(s): October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006538- 00 The name of the business (es): MADE Located at: 219 Oak St In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Mailing: 181 Monet Dr., Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Patricia M. Barreda 181 Monet Dr. Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9/30/11. Signature of registrant: Patricia M. Barreda This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/30/11 By D. Acuff, Deputy Expires 9/30/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006327- 00. The name of the business (es): Solar Harmonic Suppliers Located at: 2627 Presidio Dr In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jamie Duran 2627 Presidio Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on NA. Signature of registrant: Jamie Duran. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/21/11 By Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires 9/21/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006313- 00 The name of the business (es): Cris Garrett Salon Located at: 2967 Santos Ln In: Walnut Creek, Ca, 94597, Mailing: 3168 Danville Blvd., Alamo, CA 94507 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Crystal m Garrett 3168 Danville Blvd Alamo, CA 94507. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on . Signature of registrant: Crystal m Garrett This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/20/11 By C. Garcia, Deputy Expires 9/20/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1176672-02 APN: 074- 430-0153 TRA: 01-002 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx3831 REF: Saucedo, Anna IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED May 11, 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On October 27, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded May 17, 2005, as Inst. No. 2005017555300 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Anna Saucedo A Single Woman, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn

by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2405 Sunny Ln Apt 11 Antioch CA 94509-3149 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $256,320.73. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: September 26, 2011. (R-392814 10/07/11, 10/14/11, 10/21/11) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: October 7, 14, 21, 2011

Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded September 03, 2004, as Inst. No. 2004-0341933-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Roy Cooper, An Unmarried Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 424 Christina Court Antioch CA 94509 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $355,957.16. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: October 10, 2011. (R-392312 10/14/11, 10/21/11, 10/28/11) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: October 14, 21, 28, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-453716-LL Order #: 877805 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/28/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): CHARLES MCDONALD Recorded: 7/2/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0190144-00 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 10/31/2011 at 1:30 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $245,633.41 The purported property address is: 1365 REAGAN WY BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessor’s Parcel No. 016- 300186 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 ___________ ________________- ____________ ____________ Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been dis-

charged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0011746 10/7/2011 10/14/2011 10/21/2011 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish dates: October 7, 14, 21, 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006528- 00 The name of the business (es): Exclusive Cuts Located at: 4530 Balfour Rd Unit H In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): JAV Salon, LLC 300 S. First St Ste 320 San Jose, CA 95113. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liabiltiy Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Valerie Ha Managing Member This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/30/11 By Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires 9/30/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: dates: October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006035- 00 The name of the business (es): Tina’s Cleaning Service Located at: 4746 Mammouth Lane In: Oakley, Ca, 94561, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Ernestina Galvan 4746 Mammouth Ln. Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Ernestina Galvan This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/7/11 By Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires 9/7/16 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005802- 00 The name of the business (es): Angela’s Forever Flowers Located at: 667 Bynum Ct In: Oakley, Ca, 94561, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1) Angela Todd 2) Duncan Todd 667 Bynum Ct, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 8/25/11. Signature of registrant: Angela Todd This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 8/25/11 By Jenny Pineda, Deputy Expires 8/25/16 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006451- 00 The name of the business (es): Au Pair Helpful Hands Located at: 53 Carol Lane In: Oakley, Ca, 94561, Mailing: 53 Carol Lane, Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Melissa Maddox 53 Carol Lane #807 Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9-27-11. Signature of registrant: Melissa Maddox This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/27/11 By L. Derrick, Deputy Expires 9/27/16 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1332731-02 APN: 068- 213-014-1 TRA: 01-135 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx8816 REF: Cooper, Roy IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED August 19, 2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On November 03, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 452300CA Loan No. 1024568194 Title Order No. 889431 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09-01-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 11-04-2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 09-082006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 2006- 0284563-00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: YOLANDA B. SABRAL, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. (MERS) SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, COMUNITY LENDING INCORPORATED, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS., as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 91, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 8680, FILED ON FEBRUARY 23, 2005, IN BOOK 476 OF MAPS, AT PAGES 1 THROUGH 20 INCLUSIVE, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $452,706.40 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 15 BRAMANTE COURT OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 037-510- 007 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 10-11-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee REGINA CANTRELL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2- 4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800- 892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com ASAP# 4104409 10/14/2011, 10/21/2011, 10/28/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: October 14, 21, 28, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006251- 00 The name of the business (es): JJ Pump Service Located at: 2063 Main St. #507 In: Oakley, Ca, 94561, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): JJ Pump & Well Service Inc. 2063 Main St. #507 Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Jorge Juarez President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/16/11 By J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires 09/16/16 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 2011


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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Abigail Botelho SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Abigail Botelho FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1500 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Abigail Rosamund Botelho filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Abigail Rosamund Botelho to Proposed Name: Abigail Rosamund Frank 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 11/17/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 9/19/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Amir Mohammad Islami-Manuchehry SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Amir Mohammad Islami-Manuchehry FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1625 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Amir Mohammad Islami-Manuchehry filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Amir Mohammad Islami-Manuchehry b. Amir IslamiManuchehry to Proposed Name: Amir Manuchehry 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 12-01-11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 10/6/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Juli-Andra Fuentes SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Juli-Andra Fuentes FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1374 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: JuliAndra Fuentes filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. 1) Juli Andra aka Juliandra Fuentes aka Juli-Andra Fuentes 2)Robert D’Vongelo Perez to Proposed Name: 1) Juli-Andra Fuentes 2) Robert Alexander Fuentes-Rojas 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 11/3/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press b. Notice to the biological father is waived by order of the court. Petitioner will bring birth certificate to the hearing. Date: 9/7/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-11-452753-LL Order #: 874117 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/18/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reason-

ably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): JORGE ROJAS Recorded: 12/21/2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0344059 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 10/21/2011 at 1:30 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $450,264.26 The purported property address is: 5125 HAYWARD CT ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessor’s Parcel No. 075- 510-022 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Bank of America, N.A. 475 Crosspoint Parkway Getzville NY 14068 Pursuant to California Civil Code ‘a72923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [1] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [2] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0011326 9/30/2011 10/7/2011 10/14/2011 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: September 30, October 7, 14, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-11-445487-LL Order #: 829607 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/19/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): NICOLE DANISHA SMITH, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 4/30/2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0125720 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 10/21/2011 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $233,291.86 The purported property address is: 2606 NEVADA LANE ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No. 076- 330107 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the

property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Bank of America 475 Crosspoint Parkway Getzville NY 14068 Pursuant to California Civil Code ‘a72923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [1] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [2] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0011281 9/30/2011 10/7/2011 10/14/2011 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: September 30, October 7, 14, 2011

No. 074-353-079-2 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2891 or Login to: www.auction.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 ________ ___________________- ___________ _____________ Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0011833 10/7/2011 10/14/2011 10/21/2011 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: October 7, 14, 21, 2011

Patricia Cooper filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. 1)Gozie Obunse Ekumatalor 2)Zacheus Akosa Obunse Ekumatalor to Proposed Name: 1)Gozie Obunse 2)Akosa Obunse 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 11/29/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 9/27/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Monique Nathalie Lucia Arce-Pacheco SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Monique Nathalie Lucia Arce-Pacheco FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1512 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Monique Nathalie Lucia Arce-Pacheco filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Monique Nathalie Lucia Arce-Pacheco to Proposed Name: Monique Nathalie Lucia Santee 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 11/15/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 9/16/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Tiffany Hamilton SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Tiffany Hamilton FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1165 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Jocquez Pierre Wilson to Proposed Name: Joc Pierre Wilson Jr 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 11/17/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press b. Petition is to bring her child’s birth certificate to the hearing Date: 9/21/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-11-433473-AL Order #: 772165 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/7/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): WALTER AGUILAR Recorded: 4/23/2008 as Instrument No. 2008-0088131-00 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 10/31/2011 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $227,571.18 The purported property address is: 4588 EMERALD WAY ANTIOCH, CA

94531 Assessor’s Parcel No. 053- 720026 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Cenlar, FSB 425 Phillips Blvd Ewing NJ 08618. Pursuant to California Civil Code ‘a72923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [1] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [2] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders rights’ against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0011758 10/7/2011 10/14/2011 10/21/2011 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: October 7, 14, 21, 2011

as Inst. No. 2005-0155604-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Kelan Dennis, A Married Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4218 Salgado Avenue Oakley CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $367,242.85. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: October 03, 2011. (R-391724 10/07/11, 10/14/11, 10/21/11) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: October 7, 14, 21, 2011

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Nancy Elaine Bone’ SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Nancy Elaine Bone’ FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1450 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Nancy Elaine Bone’ filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Nancy Elaine Bone’ to Proposed Name: Nancy Elaine Simons 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 11/14/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 9/9/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-448326-CL Order #: 110270544-CA-LPI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/3/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): PABLO MIGUEL MINJARES, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded: 11/19/2004 as Instrument No. 2004-0447346-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 10/31/2011 at 9:00am PST Place of Sale: At the Hilton Concord Hotel, 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520 in the Golden Gate Ballroom Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $75,673.41 The purported property address is: 2404 LEMONTREE CT 3 ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0042906 Title Order No. 10-8-169287 Investor/Insurer No. 0428243296703 APN No. 037- 211-028-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/12/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by TIMOTHY S ZULAWSKI, dated 12/12/2008 and recorded 12/24/2008, as Instrument No. 2008-0274508-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 10/21/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5007 TEAKWOOD DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $140,817.87. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 07/02/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4093447 09/30/2011, 10/07/2011, 10/14/2011 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: September 30, October 7, 14, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY:Akosa Obunse/Patricia Cooper SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Akosa Obunse, Patricia Cooper FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1490 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Akosa Obunse,

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No CA1100033412 Loan No 7436670640 Insurer No. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 08/21/2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made; but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: *- BRENDA THOMPSON* AND *- TONY THOMPSON* HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded 09/09/2003 as Instrument No. 2003-0447765-00 in Book XX , page XX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 11/08/2011 at 10:00 A.M. Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Property Address is purported to be: 2347 EL MONTE DRIVE OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN#: 041210028 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $269,863.24, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Executive Trustee Services, LLC dba ETS Services, LLC Date: 10/06/2011 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, CA 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 4095993 10/14/2011, 10/21/2011, 10/28/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 14, 21, 28, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1328911-02 APN: 035- 473-0046 TRA: 19-020 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx4339 REF: Dennis, Kelan IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED April 25, 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On October 27, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded May 03, 2005,

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Veronica Jean Hall-Mason SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Veronica Jean Hall-Mason FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1398 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Veronica Jean Hall-Mason filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. 1) Veronica Jean Hall-Mason (aka) Veronica Jean HallMason 2)Tre’Von Jamoni Hall-Mason (aka) TreVon Jamoni Hall-Mason 3)Tre’Shon Samuel Hall-Mason 4)Kenneth Darrell Hall-Mason to Proposed Name: 1) Veronica Jean Mason 2)Tre’Von Jamoni Mason 3)Tre’Shon Samuel Mason 4)Kenneth Darrell Mason 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 11-8-11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press b. Father must be personally served. Tre’Von must attend hearing. Date: 9/9/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Nora Hirose/Michael Lee SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Nora Hirose and Michael Lee FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1534 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Nora Hirose and Michael Lee filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. 1)Bryce Kyoshi Hirose-Lee 2)Sierra Mayeko Hirose-Lee 3)Marcus Takashi Hirose-Lee to Proposed Name: 1)Bryce Kyoshi Hirose Lee 2)Sierra Mayeko Hirose Lee 3)Marcus Takashi Hirose Lee 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 11/7/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press b. Bryce & Sierra are to be present at the hearing Date: 9/30/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0074923 Title Order No. 09-8217236 Investor/Insurer No. 092433145 APN No. 041-210- 044-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/01/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by BEHROOZ DANADOOST AND PARI DANADOOST, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP, dated 05/01/2005 and recorded 5/4/2005, as Instrument No. 2005-0158121-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 11/04/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2153 EL LAGO DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $407,252.63. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 09/03/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4104403 10/14/2011, 10/21/2011, 10/28/2011 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: October 14, 21, 28, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 252116CA Loan No. 0699664454 Title Order No. 881168 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07-07-2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 10-21-2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 07-202005, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 2005- 0267226-00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: DAVID J. ELIZARRARAZ, AN UNMARRIED MAN, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: THE LAND REFERRED TO IS SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, CITY OF OAKLEY, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LOT 90, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 6922 FILED FEBRUARY 21, 1989 IN BOOK 330 OF MAPS, PAGE 35, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM:

1. THE MINERAL RIGHTS, (AN UNDIVIDED 1/2 INTEREST) AS CONVEYED TO WILLIAM BEVERLY HONEGGER, ARTHUR E. HONEGGER, MYRA H. HARRISON AND DAVID J. HONEGGER, BY DEEDS RECORDED DECEMBER 31, 1964 IN BOOK 4774, AT PAGE 1041, OFFICIAL RECORDS AND BY DEED RECORDED MARCH 31, 1965 IN BOOK 4835 AT PAGE 667, OFFICIAL RECORDS IN THE COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA AS FOLLOWS: ALL OF THE RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST OF THE GRANTOR, EXCLUDING ANY LIFE ESTATE OF GRANTOR, IN ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES IN, ON AND UNDER THE REAL PROPERTY OR THAT MAY BE PRODUCED, RECOVERED OR SAVED FROM SAID LAND WITH THE RIGHT TO ENTER ON SAID PROPERTY FOR THE PURPOSES OF EXPLORING, TAKING, REMOVING, DISPOSING, MINING AND OPERATING FOR OIL, GAS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES AND ALL RIGHTS REASONABLE AND INCIDENT TO SUCH PURPOSE. AFFECTS THAT PORTION OF SAID LAND LYING BELOW A DEPTH OF 500 FEET FROM THE SURFACE THEREOF. THE INTERESTS OF ARTHUR E. HONEGGER AND DAVID J. HONEGGER FROM THE SURFACE OF THE LAND TO FIVE HUNDRED (500) FEET BELOW THE SURFACE, AND ENTITLEMENT TO ENTER, AND TO THE USE OF SAID SURFACE, BY QUITCLAIM DEEDS RECORDED APRIL 3, 1987 IN BOOK 13553, PAGES 10 AND 13, OFFICIAL RECORDS WERE CONVEYED TO DONALD T. CLEMETSON. 2. AN UNDIVIDED 1/2 INTEREST IN AND TO ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE, MINERALS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES IN AND UNDER OR THAT MAY BE PRODUCED FROM A DEPTH BELOW 500 FEET FROM THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, WITHOUT RIGHT OF ENTRY UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF MINING, DRILLING, EXPLORING OR EXTRACTING SUCH OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE, MINERALS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES OR OTHER USE OF OR RIGHTS IN OR TO ANY PORTION OF THE SURFACE OF LAND TO A DEPTH OF 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, AS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM EUGENE K. HARRISON AND ROGER L. BUNDY, AS SUCCESSORS TRUSTEES UNDER THE TERMS OF THE WILL OF ARTHUR H. HONEGGER, AS ESTABLISHED BY DECREE OF DISTRIBUTION ENTERED FEBRUARY 4, 1958, IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ARTHUR H. HONEGGER, DECEASED, PROBATE NO. 22756, RECORDED DECEMBER 5, 1985, BOOK 12648, PAGE 404, OFFICIAL RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $547,578.01 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 332 OAK GLEN DRIVE OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 033-303- 004 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 09-28-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee RIKKI JACOBS, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2- 4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800- 892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap. com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com ASAP# 4089199 09/30/2011, 10/07/2011, 10/14/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: September 30, October 7, 14, 2011

Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4265 GOLD RUN DR, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $500,613.99. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 06/03/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4097968 10/07/2011, 10/14/2011, 10/21/2011 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: October 7, 14, 21, 2011

619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0011273 9/30/2011 10/7/2011 10/14/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: September 30, October 7, 14, 2011

as Instrument No. 2008-0025997-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 11/17/2011 at 9:00am PST Place of Sale: At the Hilton Concord Hotel, 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520 in the Golden Gate Ballroom Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $295,592.03 The purported property address is: 507 LANDIS AVE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No. 035-117003 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Seterus, Inc. fka IBM Lender Business Process Services, Inc . 14523 SW Millikan Way, Suite 200 Beaverton OR 97005. Pursuant to California Civil Code ‘a72923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [1] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [2] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800- 280-2891 or Login to: www.auction.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is inten ded to exercise the note holders rights ‘ against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0012387 10/14/2011 10/21/2011 10/28/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: October 14, 21, 28, 2011

Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED NOVEMBER 20, 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. 1409 STONEY GORGE WAY, ANTIOCH, CA 94531 “(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness).” Said Sale of property will be made in “as is” condition without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest as in said note provided, advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. Said sale will be held on: OCTOBER 27, 2011, AT 1:30 P.M. *AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) MARTINEZ, CA At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $691,576.01. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: September 27, 2011 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC. as said Trustee, as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary KIMBERLY THORNE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 1820 E. FIRST ST., SUITE 210, P.O. BOX 11988 SANTA ANA, CA 92711- 1988 The Beneficiary may be attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. If available, the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or you may access sales information at www.tacforeclosures.com. TAC# 946344 PUB: 10/07/11, 10/14/11, 10/21/11 Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish dates: October 7, 14, 21, 2011

3)Nageena Sitara Shinzari 4)Arzo Amena Shinzari to Proposed Name: 1)Jacob Murwan Shinwari 2)Geety Osman Shinwari 3)Nageena Sitara Shinwari 4)Arzo Ameena Shinwari 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 11/4/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 9/6/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0016845 Title Order No. 11-0012930 Investor/Insurer No. 3303901734 APN No. 041- 152-002-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/24/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by TINO RONALD FABRIZZI, AN UNMARRIED PERSON, dated 02/24/2006 and recorded 3/13/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0076632-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 10/28/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-11-444642-LL Order #: 826503 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/6/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): STEPHANIE MORGAN AND DAVID MORGAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 12/12/2006 as Instrument No. 20060395650-00 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 10/21/2011 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $419,008.66 The purported property address is: 1683 SYCAMORE DRIVE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No. 032- 410006 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Bank of America 475 Crosspoint Parkway Getzville NY 14068 Pursuant to California Civil Code ‘a72923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [1] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [2] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line:

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0054952 Title Order No. 110045540 Investor/Insurer No. 112674187 APN No. 037-490- 044-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/21/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by WILLIAM S BAILEY AND LYNETTE A BAILEY, HUSBAND AND WIFE, dated 06/21/2006 and recorded 6/28/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0203760- 00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 11/04/2011 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 264 MERGANSER DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $564,093.32. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/08/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4094206 10/14/2011, 10/21/2011, 10/28/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 14, 21, 28, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-11-455913-TC Order #: 110333275-CA-BFI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/1/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): VALERIE A RUSSELL, JOHN R RUSSELL, WIFE & HUSBAND Recorded: 2/7/2008

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Margaret Alyssa Luck Kealhofer SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Margaret Alyssa Luck Kealhofer FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1409 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Margaret Alyssa Luck Kealhofer filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Margaret Alyssa Luck Kealhofer aka Marc Alexander Luck Kealhofer to Proposed Name: Marc Alexander Luck Kealhofer 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 11/1/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 9/2/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No: H515998 CA Unit Code: H Loan No: 0031486020/- PERLA Investor No: 0031486020 Min No: 100024200015213909 AP #1: 055-320-017 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier’s, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: HERBERT A. PERLA, LUCELLY DE PERLA Recorded November 29, 2006 as Instr. No. 2006-0380181 in Book --- Page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded August 31, 2010 as Instr. No. 2010-0183880-00 in Book --- Page -- of Official Records in the office of the

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Marwand Shinzari SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Marwand Shinzari FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1413 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Marwand Shinzari filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. 1)Marwand Shinzari (aka: Marwand Sediga) 2)Geety Osman

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Lakisha Rainbolt-Daniels SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Lakisha RainboltDaniels FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1386 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Lakisha Rainbolt-Daniels filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Antanae Marchee Davis to Proposed Name: Antanae Marchee Shaw 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 10/31/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 9/2/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006314- 00 The name of the business (es): Solar Technology Builders Located at: 4525 Lariat Lane In: Oakley, Ca, 94561, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Mitchel Smith 4525 Lariat Lane Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Mitch Smith This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/20/11 By J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires 9/20/16 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006275- 00 The name of the business (es): Spa Buyers Group Marketing Co. Located at: 2165 Gold Poppy Crt In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1) Jeff Davis 2)Sandra Davis 2165 Gold Poppy Crt, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Jeff Davis This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/19/11 By J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires 9/19/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 2011

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Events Friday, Oct. 14 Blast From the Past Paradise Skate in Antioch hosts Blast From the Past, a fundraiser to benefit An Elderly Wish, from 7-11 p.m. The adults-only event features music performed by the Love Handles. The $25 admission includes skates, glow sticks and a snack (hot dog, nachos or small popcorn). For more information, call 925-779-0200.

Saturday, Oct. 15 Re-use Roundup Allied Waste Services holds its Re-use Roundup from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. at Somersville Town Center, 2556 Somersville Road in Antioch. Everything from books to fitness equipment will be collected and redistributed to Antioch charities such as the senior center, library and animal shelter. For more information, call 925-671-5853 or 925-7785055.

Holiday Boutique Veterans Hall, 757 First St. in Brentwood, hosts a holiday boutique from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Vendors will sell crafts, hobby gear, collectibles, baked goods, scrapbooking materials, beauty products and more. For more information, call 925-634-2439.

Barbells for Boobs Delta Crossfit, 29 Spruce St. in Brentwood, teams up with Mammograms in Action for a unique athletic competition called Barbells for Boobs to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer. The event kicks off at 8:30 a.m. Participation is $35. For more information, call 925-783-6997.

Storm Drain Marking Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed partners with the City of Brentwood to mark more than 400 storm drains in the city, beginning at 9 a.m. Volunteers are needed to mark the drains as a reminder that water in the drains goes directly to the Delta. To sign up, call 925-325-2908.

History Walk Antioch historian Charles Bohakel conducts a free tour of downtown Antioch from 10 a.m.-noon. Participants meet at City Hall (corner of Third and H streets). For more information, visit www.facebook.com/ takebackantioch and select Events.

Holiday Boutique Summerset IV hosts its holiday boutique at Orchard View Lodge, 770 Centennial Way, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. More than 35 vendors are selling clothes, purses, jewelry, beauty products, baked goods, candles and more. For more information, visit www. brentwoodholidayboutique.info.

Zumbathon Support the fight against breast cancer at a two-hour Zumbathon from 10 a.m.-noon at Club Los Meganos, 1700 Trilogy Parkway in Brentwood. Tickets are $20. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. For more information, call 925-437-8024 or 925-240-6418.

Dress Sale The Belle of the Ball Fashion Affair runs from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Antioch High, 700 W. 18th St. Gently used formal wear and prom dresses are on sale for $10-$40; accessories, including jewelry and shoes, are available for $2 (cash only). For more information, call 925-5502275 or e-mail antiochhighptsa@gmail.com.

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Rosary Rally A National Day of Prayer Rosary Rally is held from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Veterans Park in Brentwood. More than 7,000 cities across the country will be participating in similar events. For more information, call 925-727-8227.

Club Barbecue The Bay Area Water Ski Club hosts its end of the season barbecue and potluck at 11:30 a.m. The event is free and open to current and potential members. For more information, call 707-322-1157 or 925-634-5881.

Angel Ears The Homeless Animal Lifeline Organization’s Angel Ears program invites kids in grades one through seven to gain confidence in their reading skills by reading to a specially trained dog. The event runs from 12:30-1:45 p.m. at the Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St. For more information, call 925-757-9224.

Lego and Listen Kids build with Legos while listening to funny, thrilling and curious stories from 2-3 p.m. at the Oakley Library, 1050 Neroly Road. Duplo blocks are available to builders 5 and younger. No registration is required. For more information, call 925-625-2400.

Clothing Drive The St. Vincent de Paul truck will be at St. Anne Church, 2800 Camino Diablo Road in Byron, to collect clean, gently used clothing on Saturday from 4:30-6:15 p.m and Sunday from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. For more information, call 925-634-6625.

Yoga Dance Brentwood Yoga Center, 8650 Brentwood Blvd., and The Samadhi Yoga Dancers present original performance pieces celebrating yoga, dance and music in a free event at 6 p.m. Donations are accepted. For more information, visit www.brentwoodyogacenter. com/events.

Magic Show Rock and Roll Magic Show returns to the El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St. in Antioch, at 7 p.m. The show features magic by Douglass Magic Man, Michael Stroud, Jerry and Reggie, Ric and Kara and Roy Porfido. Tickets are $15-$27. For more information, call 925-757-9500 or visit www. elcampaniltheatre.com.

St. Ignatius Concert St. Ignatius of Antioch Music Director Don Pearson performs a free concert at 7:30 p.m. in the church, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd. The concert is given in celebration of the installation of the Rodgers Trillium Masterpiece Pipe/Digital Organ. For more information, call 925-778-0845.

Sunday, Oct. 16 Disney Art Auction

Tuesday, Oct. 18 Book Club Zack’s Eclectic Book Club meets at 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, 5709 Lone Tree Way in Antioch. This month the group discusses “Let Your Life Speak” by Parker J. Palmer. New members are welcome.

Wednesday, Oct. 19 Henna Art Rachel-Anne Palacios stops by the Antioch Library at 3 p.m. to teach kids in grades three through seven about Henna and how to apply their own Henna design. For more information, call 925-757-9224.

Beading For Beginners Local beading experts Leeann Lorono and Donna Cooper host a beading workshop from 6-8 p.m. at the Oakley Library, 1050 Neroly Road. All skill levels are welcome; registration is required. For more information, call 925-625-2400.

Sign-ups Belly Dancing Antioch Recreation holds an Introduction to Belly Dancing class Mondays, Oct. 17-Nov. 21 from 7:15-8:15 p.m. Students learn basic steps used in a three-part routine. Tuition is $49 for residents; $59 for non-residents. For more information, call 925-776-3050 or visit www.ci.antioch.ca.us/recreation.

Health Workshop

Walk and Talk with the Mayor Oakley Mayor Jim Frazier invites residents on a 3-mile walk on the first and third Saturdays of the month. The walk begins at 7:30 a.m. at the parking lot off East Cypress Road behind O’Reilly’s Auto Parts on the Marsh Creek Trail. Residents are asked to bring questions and suggestions.

Novel Knitters & Crochet with Chris All ages are welcome to work on the group project or bring a current project of their own. Novel Knitters & Crochet meets the third Saturday of the month at the Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St. No fee or registration are required. For more information, call 925757-9224.

Toastmasters Those looking to improve their speaking and leadership skills, ignite their career or win that job interview are invited to meet with East County Communicators on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 9:3010:30 a.m. at Perko’s Café, 1135 Second St. in Brentwood. Call 925-513-3022 or e-mail vivianfaye@comcast.net.

Brentwood Lions Club Brentwood Lions Club meets the first and third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in Perko’s Café & Grill, 1135 Second St. For more information, visit www.lcobw.com.

Kate Riley hosts a three-hour Mind-Body Connection workshop Saturday, Oct. 22 at 10:15 a.m. at the Kaleidoscope Center, 14671 Byron Highway in Byron. The workshop explores the emotional connections to physical pain, why we experience pain and how to release it. To register, call 925-634-1411 or e-mail spiritualcare@kaleidoscopehope.org.

Marine Corps League

Gymnastics

Kiwanis Club

Brentwood Recreation offers gymnastics classes for kids 3-5 beginning Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. The six-week, 30-minute sessions help students build balance and coordination skills, increase flexibility, strengthen muscles and develop social skills. Tuition is $65 for residents; $71.50 for non-residents. For more information, call 925-516-5444.

The Kiwanis Club of Brentwood meets Fridays at 7:45 a.m. at Perkos, 1135 Second St. For information, call 925-634-1441, ext 111.

Pinnacle Wrestling Camp National Collegiate Athletic Association Wrestling Champion Adam Tirapelle holds a wrestling workshop Saturday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 16 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Freedom High School, 1050 Neroly Road in Oakley. Tuition is $80. Register online at www.pinnaclewrestlingcamps.com. For more information, call 530620-6602.

Beginning Fencing

The Golden Gate Disneyana Club hosts the Art 4 Annette Disney Art Auction from 2:305 p.m. at the Discovery Bay Country Club, 1475 Clubhouse Drive. Proceeds benefit the Annette Funicello Fund for Neurological Disorders. Tickets are $20; $60 for a family four-pack. To purchase tickets or for more information, e-mail denbom@ggdc.org.

Oakley Recreation holds beginning fencing classes for kids 8-12 beginning Friday, Oct. 28 from 4-4:45 p.m. The six-week class teaches balance, coordination, strength and flexibility. Equipment is provided. Tuition is $50 for residents; $60 for non-residents. For more information, call 925-625-7044 or email coelho@ci.oakley.ca.us.

Monday, Oct. 17 ‘Disgrace to Grace’

Brentwood Bazaar

The health documentary “Disgrace to Grace: AIDS Hepatitis C – a Love Story” – exploring an African-American family’s struggle with the disease – is screened at 6:30 p.m. in the Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St. For more information, call 925-757-9224.

Ongoing Events

The Brentwood Elementary Parents Club holds the Brentwood Bazaar and Garage Sale on Oct. 22 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Spaces ($25) are available for vendors, dealers, crafters and those clearing out a garage. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call 925-5164338 or e-mail brentwoodbazaar@yahoo.com.

MCL Delta Diablo Detachment 1155 invites Marines with at least 90 days of honorable service to join its detachment the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. in Veterans Hall, 757 First St. in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-516-0575, 925-6340649 or e-mail thedale@pacbell.net.

Food Distribution St. Vincent de Paul Society of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 500 Fairview Ave. in Brentwood, distributes free bags of groceries, produce and bread every Friday from 9-11 a.m. in the church hall.

Recovery Program Light House Renewal Center, a faith-based, Christian men’s recovery program, offers open meetings every Friday from 7-8 p.m. Light House Renewal is a place where men with life-controlling issues gather to encourage, edify and support one another. For more information, call 925-778-1639 or email program@light-outreach.org.

Brentwood Farmers’ Market The Brentwood Farmers’ Market runs Saturdays through Nov.19 from 8 a.m.-noon on First Street between Oak and Chestnut streets. For more information, visit www. pcfma.com.

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


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