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Treasure boxes for the holidays by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer When Deb Melander first learned about Treasure Boxes nearly two years ago, the Brentwood resident was sure the discounted brand-name food cartons would fill a need for not only low-income families and seniors, but for anyone feeling the current economic pinch. “I saw a recent statistic that said one in seven Americans is living in poverty,” said Melander, whose Brentwood church, Creekside Christian, is a host site for the Treasure Box program. “I had no idea the numbers were so high, and that doesn’t even really address all of the folks still working and struggling to put food on the table – many here in our own community. So is there a need for Treasure Boxes? I’d say so.” Treasure Boxes is a division of Good Source Solutions – a food packaging company based in

Carlsbad – and was developed as a means to provide families and individuals with fresh, affordable, healthy food at a fraction of grocery store prices. With Thanksgiving around the corner, Melander is focusing her attention on Holiday Treasure Boxes as an inexpensive, viable way to make a difference. For $35, purchasers will receive a 14 to 16 pound Butterball Turkey, macaroni and cheese entrée, frozen peas, carrots and corn as well as frozen sweet potatoes, stuffing mix and a pie. And while the Treasure Boxes are popular with residents of all income levels, Melander hopes the community will consider the gift of Treasure Boxes when giving this season. “Many people I talk with supplement what they already buy, especially meat, with the Treasure

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or his Eagle Scout Project, Antioch resident Greg Hoggan, 15, collected more than 550 stuffed animals and 440 blankets for the Antioch Child Abuse Prevention Council. Another portion of the collection was donated to the Concord extension of the council. Greg, seen here with Maggie Velasco of the Concord Child Abuse Prevention Council, is a freshman at Deer Valley High School. “I’m glad that I’ve been able to help someone in need,” Hoggan said. “Children are special people and sometimes need a helping hand through a really tough time. I hope my project will bring a little peace, comfort and a smile to their face. I hope they know that there are people in the world who care about them.”

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Regional parks garner $10.2M grant The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) recently awarded $10.2 million to the Green Transportation Initiative of the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) as part of the department’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER II) grant program. More than 1,000 applicants nationwide competed for $600 million in TIGER II grant funding. The EBRPD was the only park district in Northern California to receive TIGER II funds. Its application focused on completing critical gaps in its expansive nearly 200-mile paved regional trail system that connects communities,

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seen the use of these trails just explode with the population growth over the past several decades for both commuting and recreational purposes. With this grant, we will be able to expedite closing critical gaps in the Green Transportation network, providing a real boon to

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those who live and work in the East Bay.” O’Brien applauded the local congressional delegation’s enthusiastic support and regional stakeholders and other organizations. “We had significant support because our elected officials and regional organizations understand the value of the Green Transportation Initiative. Work on the trail system will create hundreds of jobs and, once finished, the regional trail network will enhance East Bay communities by relieving traffic congestion and creating opportunities for a healthier lifestyle.” DOT received more than 80 letters

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Firefighter of the Year honored by Rick Lemyre Staff Writer Firefighter Jaymes Laughlin was all set: Engine 93 in Oakley was ready to whisk him away to a dinner in his honor at Brentwood’s Veterans Hall, where he was to be honored as the Veterans of Foreign Wars Firefighter of the Year. More than a dozen members of the Warrior Watch Riders motorcycle group were there, too, ready to provide one of their signature escorts. Suddenly, everything changed. An emergency medical call came in, and Laughlin and his comrades, decked out in jackets and ties, hurriedly left the caravan parked quietly in front of the station and headed out to help. “It was crazy,” Laughlin said. “I was in the back of the engine, tearing off my tie and jacket and trying to put on my gear. When we were done, we headed back (to the station) and I was tearing off my gear, trying to put on my tie …” In the end, Laughlin and his escort made it to Brentwood, where VFW Commander Steve Todd emphasized importance of honoring firefighters. “These guys put their lives on the line every single day, saving people,” he said. “They need to be recognized and honored by the community for what they do.” “In the station, his energy and enthusiasm are absolutely contagious,”

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and to win it is even all the better,” said Laughlin. “But it’s the kind of thing you want to hurry up and grab and get out of the limelight.” In addition to his firefighting duties, Laughlin has represented the district in Western States Police and Fire Games, the California Firemen’s Athletic Asso-

ciation Firefighter Olympics, the Crossfit Games, as well as on a national level at the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge. He has also helped raise thousands of dollars for charitable causes, such as the Ally Jenkins Fund and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Supes may get help with cemetery post by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer

The Contra Costa Board of Supervisors will consider recruiting a panel of board members from out-of-county cemetery districts to decide the controversial impending appointment to the Byron-BrentwoodKnightsen Cemetery Board. The surprise announcement came during the Oct. 18 meeting of the Public Protection Committee – comprising Board of Supervisors Chairman John Gioia and District V Supervisor Federal Glover – who met to discuss the cemetery board appointment process. The process has become a hot-button issue due to the possible appointment of Supervisor Mary Piepho’s husband David to the small three-member board. “The intent (of the recommendation) was to avoid the appearance of favoring one candidate over another,” said Gioia. “And I think in this case it was the right decision.” According to Gioia, the board would ask several cemetery districts outside the county to appoint a representative to interview applicants for the Byron-BrentwoodKnightsen Cemetery Board and make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors. The creation of such a commission, said Gioia, is not unusual. “We already have other commissions that do their outreach in this way, including our Mental Health Commission and our Alcohol and Drug Advisory

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The County Board of Supervisors is expected to appoint an ad hoc committee from outside the county to fill a vacancy on the board of the Union Cemetery District. Above is a scene from Memorial Day ceremonies at the cemetery last May. Commission. The only difference here is that we’re looking at a cemetery district.” The Board of Supervisors delayed the appointment of David Piepho last month amid public complaints and charges of nepotism by a local newspaper. Supervisor Mary Piepho usually appoints directors to the independent special district, but recused herself from the process when her husband applied. Gioia took over the review of the two applicants – Piepho and Brentwood resident John Quinn – and was set to recommend Piepho for the post. But Gioia pulled the agenda item on Sept. 14, saying he wanted to ensure that the proper procedural protocols had been followed during the appointment process.

Piepho serves on the Discovery Bay Community Services District (CSD) Board and sits on the county’s Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO), which oversees land boundaries and annexation issues. Piepho’s term on the CSD expires this year and he is not seeking re-election. Appointment to another special district board such as the cemetery district would allow him to retain his seat on LAFCO. Once the agenda item was pulled, it was discovered that the office of the clerk of the Board of Supervisors had not given proper notice of the available seat on the cemetery board, and the application process was reopened. The second round of applications gar-

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nered seven applicants in addition to Piepho and Quinn. They include Gail Martin, Patrick McHenry, D. Bailey Neff, Robin Pastor, Vickey Rinehart, Johnny Staton and Martin Ed Young. Brentwood Mayor Bob Taylor applied for the seat but withdrew after discovering his appointment would constitute a conflict of interest between the cemetery board and his city seat, and Quinn has since rescinded his application. McHenry, one of the applicants for the seat and a former Brentwood funeral home director, believes the supervisors made the right call. “I think it’s a good idea,” said McHenry of the decision. “I was hoping they would make a decision on the appointment (at the Public Protection meeting) but obviously the Piepho situation was the reason for the decision. It was pretty much just decided between Gioia and Glover; there wasn’t a lot of discussion.” But more discussion will be heard at the Oct. 26 Board of Supervisor meeting when Gioia and Glover make their recommendation to proceed with the special cemetery board appointment panel. Gioia believes that day’s discussion will also include the issue of the appointment of family members by the Board of Supervisors. “Our goal is to get to this as quickly as possible,” said Gioia. “I can’t say how long it will take (to put a panel in place and make a decision) but we sure would like to make a decision by November.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Nonprofit offers Sight for Seniors “ There are a lot of

by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer

During a routine eye exam in 1989, Oakley resident Lawrence Williams was diagnosed with an advanced form of glaucoma. While grateful that the disease was discovered, Williams also became acutely aware that without health coverage, the story might have ended differently. “I would be blind today if it weren’t for that eye exam,” said Williams. “I’m grateful that I can still see. But for those who don’t have the money or insurance to have their eyes checked, they could easily lose their sight.” And so last June, Williams founded Sight for Seniors, a program organized under his nonprofit corporation Christian Mandate, Inc. and dedicated to helping seniors who can’t afford an eye exam and corrective lenses. Working with local optometrists, Sight for Seniors is offered to East County seniors 65 and over with an annual income of less than $28,000 who don’t belong to an HMO or receive veterans benefits. A typical routine eye exam can cost around $170, said Williams, not including a new prescription and glasses. But through the Sight for Seniors program, those who qualify can receive all those services for free. “There are a lot of seniors out there who just don’t have the money to pay for eye care, and they’re living with poor vi-

seniors out there who just don’t have the money to pay for eye care, and they’re living with poor vision as a result.

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Lawrence Williams, CEO of Sight for Seniors, launched the nonprofit organization in June to offer free eye care exams, prescriptions and lenses to seniors who can’t afford them. sion as a result,” said Williams, CEO of the program. “Eye exams are a health issue; they’re a good way to check for other health-related problems such as diabetes and macular degeneration. I know firsthand the importance of proper eye care.” The Sight for Seniors program is funded by local, private and corporate donations, and in November, Williams will be participating in the group’s first fundraising event with a booth at the Healthy Families Expo on Nov. 13 from

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3101 Balfour Road (corner of Fairview Avenue and Balfour Road) in Brentwood. Williams plans to provide an optometrist to give free eye exams and answer questions about the program. Visitors are also welcome to donate to the program. But the primary purpose for participating in the event, said Williams, is to let people know about the program and what it offers: “We’re just looking for folks who can’t afford their eye care, or who have outdated prescriptions and broken frames. It’s really a safety issue, and we want people to know that we are here and that we can help.” For more information on the Sight for Seniors program, the Healthy Families Expo or to make a donation, call Williams at 925-250-1940 or visit www. thechristianmandate.org. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Trickster imposter risks icky outcome The middle of nowhere is an unpromising place for a mugger to set up shop, but there he was, demanding my camera. To be fair, I’d offended him: I’d taken his picture – not an unpardonable sin against most folks, but this guy was decidedly not most TAKE IT folks. He was UTSIDE Ohlétteh, (oh-let´tay), Coyote-man creator and trickster of Native American Miwok mythology. My “black box” had stolen a piece of his spirit, and he wanted it back. I was obviously stuck GER in a weird dream, so ERICKSON what could I lose? I’d trick the Trickster by removing the memory stick, surrendering the camera and going on my merry way.

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THIRD AND FINAL PART Improvisation might be called for in a jazz riff or linebacker blitz, but my improvisation had painted me into a corner. Aware that the gods were notorious suckers for stories, I’d struck a bargain with Ohlétteh: I would weave an entertaining tale, and he would let me keep my camera. To his credit as a negotiator, he hadn’t actually agreed to the bargain; he’d simply given me the green light to start telling the

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story. A really really good story – or else. And thus the painted corner: what story would I tell? Ohlétteh strode over to a hollow log and sat down, grasped a knee with each hand and bent slightly forward as if to say,

“You’re on.” My camera was resting against my chest. I slipped my left arm through the loop of the strap, shifted the camera to where it hung a few inches below my left armpit, and crossed my arms, grasping

the camera with my right hand, shielding it from view. Ohlétteh’s narrow grey eyes followed the whole operation. I softened the defiant display of my folded arms by widening my stance and clearing my throat as prelude to what would surely be a pronouncement weighty and wise. “Many are the tales of the world’s beginning; few of its ending. Hearken, Ohlétteh, and I will tell you how the world ends,” I declaimed while opening the memory stick hatch with my right thumb and feeling for the stick with my index finger. Now for the tale. My problem: Ohlétteh had heard it all. I needed to maneuver him into unfamiliar territory. I needed a story so stupid, he wouldn’t know whether to devour me or deify me. With a nod of my head, I gestured to a nearby hill. “You see the large oak on that hill?” I said, ever so gently pressing the memory stick against its spring-lock release, feeling it come loose and pinching it out while Ohlétteh’s gaze was diverted to the hill. “When evening falls, a star will rise above that oak. We call the star BingleDworp 677. Around it circles a world called Whygo. On it dwell the Whygons.” Ohlétteh was looking at me now with an expression not overly favorable. I tiptoed farther out on the precipice: “Whygons have been monitoring humanity see Trickster page 7A


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Trickster from page 6A from Earth orbit for 3,500 years, waiting for something significant to report,” I said with a scientific solemnity. “To a Whygon, 3,500 years is practically a lifetime.” (Uhoh. Where do I go from here? And how do I get this memory stick from my hand to my pocket? It’s too small to palm.) “Now, the Whygons are divided,” I said as my palm perspired onto the stick. “Factions A and B want to destroy Earth right now; Faction C wants to spare us for another century or two.” Ohlétteh cocked his head and lifted an eyebrow. I could almost hear him forming the thought: “Don’t screw with me.” “And how, you must be wondering, would the Whygons destroy Earth? Well, I’ll tell you,” I said, padding the narrative for all it was worth. “Faction A wants to blow us up in a spectacular smoky foof but Faction B claims that would leave a messy debris cloud in solar orbit ‘in clear contravention of the Space Littering Act of 200913.545.’ Faction B would rather inject a gravitational virus into Earth’s core and watch the planet suck itself right out of the space-time continuum.” (Need I mention I had no idea what I meant by “the space-time continuum”?) “Faction B calls Faction A ‘juvenile’ while Faction A calls Faction B ‘a bunch of neat freaks.’” I felt my tether running out fast. Time to drive this train wreck home. After all, I was dreaming. What’s the worst that could happen? “Faction C, comprising an overwhelming minority of Whygons, wants to watch humanity continue to selfdestruct before pulling the plug. Factions A and B call Faction C ‘disgusting voyeurs.’ Oh, and then there’s Faction D, which –” “Enough!” cried Ohlétteh. He leaped from the log, I uncrossed my arms reflexively and found that the memory stick was poised smack above my pant

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pocket. I let go of the stick and it obeyed the law of gravity. I’d done it. What else I’d done came as a shock. “I have not granted the Whygons permission to destroy Earth!” Ohlétteh howled. “I will journey to Bingle-Dworp 677 with Kélok the North Giant and we will slay the Whygons utterly. Molluk the Condor will feast on their rotting flesh.” Incredible. He’d taken my story for fact, not fiction. And so, standing on the hangman’s drop, I said gratuitously, “Better not tangle with the Whygons; they’re pretty nasty hombres. Let Whygons be Whygons.” Under normal circumstances I’d be miffed to see a perfectly serviceable quip go zinging right over the head of its intended victim. In this case, I was counting on Ohlétteh’s unfamiliarity with modern English – despite his earlier use of “humdinger” – to prevent something really icky from happening to me. “Your tale was satisfactory; your life is spared,” he said to my surprise. “But I still require your black box.” No surprise there. I surrendered the camera and he turned to leave. I couldn’t believe my stupid luck. I was home free. Three primo jpegs of the Miwok god Ohlétteh were etched on my memory stick, safe in my pant pocket. Life was good. Then the god stopped in mid stride and made a half turn. “One more thing,” he said, and for the first time I saw a gleam in his grey eyes. “As your medicine men are accustomed to saying: Take off your pants.”

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Trick or treating for the needy by Samie Hartley Staff Writer

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Heritage High School students Gio Gajudo, left, and Brooke Bell participated in last weekend’s Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat, a nationwide charity event in which students collect nonperishable food items to be donated to local shelters.

By the time they reach high school, most teenagers have lost interest in trick-ortreating, but for a group of Heritage High School students, going to strangers’ doors dressed in costume has never been more fun – or rewarding. Last Saturday, dressed in complete trick-or-treat attire, nearly 30 members of the Heritage drama club, Rising Stars, and the S Club traveled throughout Brentwood, knocking on doors asking for donations for Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat, an annual charity event sponsored by the International Thespian Society. The event collects nonperishable food items to be donated to local charities. This year the students collected 1,168 pounds of food, which they will donate to Shepherd’s Gate, a shelter for battered and homeless women and children. Rising Stars President Gio Gajudo was proud of his fellow students for collecting so much food. “Trick or treating when it’s not Halloween is surprisingly fun,” said Gajudo. “Having done theater, you learn to stick your neck out, especially when you are doing it for a good cause. Going out with friends helps make it easier because you’re not the only person whose dressed up going door-to-door asking for non-perishable food items. “The reactions of the people varied greatly … People would say things along

the lines of ‘You know, it’s not Halloween’ prior to hearing about our mission and then kindly listened to what we were doing and why we were doing it. After hearing of our cause, they would go check their pantries for any canned foods they could spare. Overall, everyone was very generous and responsive to our mission.” Of course, some residents were caught off guard and thought the early trick-ortreat was part of a practical joke stunt or an attempt to sell something. But Gajudo, who dressed as a jester, said the students weren’t discouraged. Last year, they collected 530 pounds of food. This year they’d hoped to collect a ton (2,000 pounds), but doubling last year’s collection is still a commendable victory. Heritage Theater Director Chris Fallows was impressed with the students’ passion and enthusiasm for the project and looks forward to keeping it a Heritage tradition. “All the kids were really terrific, getting out there and competing to bring in the most,” Fallows said. “The response from the community was wonderful. Nearly everyone who answered the door was positive and glad to offer multiple things for the families of Shepherd’s Gate. We are grateful to everyone who donated for helping and for reminding us why Brentwood is such a great place to live. The students are already talking about ways to make an even bigger impact next year.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Bell Game Fun Run Liberty Union High School District hosts its inaugural Bell Game Fun Run on Saturday, Nov. 6, starting at Freedom High School and finishing at Liberty High School. The event is sponsored by the district’s Tobacco Use Prevention Education Program and Target Corporation. Participants will circle Freedom’s track and follow a four-mile route south on O’Hara Avenue, finishing with a celebration at the Liberty field. The event is open to the public, and all are invited to celebrate school spirit and healthy lifestyles with district administrators, bands, choirs and cheerleaders. The $20 registration fee, which includes a T-shirt and snacks, provides vital support for school track and field programs in the community. Registration forms are available at the school sites. For more information, call Jennifer Wilson at 925-625-5900, ext. 3810. The Bell Game is the annual football game between interdistrict rivals Liberty and Freedom. This year’s game will take place at Liberty on Nov. 12.


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ing on. There are some controversial matters that are being handled in closed sessions, and I want to bring these issues to the public. There are some difficult decisions being made involving the budget, and it’s time for some new ideas and people who are able to make the tough decisions.” Frank said although current board members applaud their schools’ performances on the California-based STAR exams, California’s public education system still ranks as one of the worst in the nation. More should be expected of administrators, teachers, staff and

students. Frank suggests that if the district is to hold its schools to a higher standard, the board needs some new blood to make that happen. Partida, also a parent of two students in the BUSD, also desires to give the parents a voice on the board. She first became interested in the inner workings of the district early last year when the BUSD considered merging with the failing Knightsen Elementary School District. “The potential merger was a big issue and I wanted to know what’s going on. Since then I’ve been focused on

the district’s issues,” Partida said. “I’m a parent of two students at Brentwood Elementary and I am an active volunteer at the school, but now I want to take my passion for supporting local education to a larger scale. When you have kids in the schools as they are now – with reduced programs and crowded classrooms – you see the state of education a little differently, and I think that view needs to be represented on the board. As a member of the board, I wouldn’t be making a decision that see Candidates page 11A

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and former chairman of the Antioch Economic Development Commission. He said the district hasn’t formulated a legitimate plan for the future, something he hopes to bring. If elected, he would strive for transparency throughout the district, more interaction with teachers, union members and students, as well as a realistic view of the budget. He said he has experience operating in tough financial times, working with San Francisco International Airport following the disruptions of 9/11 and the sharp decrease in air traffic. “I’ve heard a lot about how it’s all the State of California’s fault,” Pfeiffer said.

“Somewhere along the line, you’ve got to stand up and take charge, and I don’t see that happening.” Vincent Manuel, a Redevelopment Project Manager with the county, has been an Antioch resident since 1990 and served on the Police Crime Prevention Commission, the Board of Administrative Appeals and is currently a member of the city’s Planning Commission. According to his ballot statement, Manuel wants to “prepare all students to be responsible citizens and afford them the opportunity to acquire the skills, see Antioch page 13A

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Voters will have a variety of choices for the Antioch Unified School District Board of Trustees, as eight candidates are vying for two open seats. Incumbent Teri Lynn Shaw, a board member since 2006, is running to retain her seat. The other seat was vacated by Wade Harper, who is running for Antioch City Council. Jack Yeager, who teaches technology at the Pittsburg Adult Education Center, said he and current board member Walter Ruehlig often talk about education and issues facing students in the area. Ruehlig encouraged him to run for a seat. As a former small business owner, Yeager said he wants to help give kids a better sense of managing money, so they don’t run into common problems as adults. If elected, he intends to aim for greater transparency from the board and take a closer look at what programs should be kept or cut. “If there are programs that are being funded that aren’t working, we should put a moratorium on those until there’s more interest,” he said. Debra Vinson, a mental health professional, wants to focus on making sure Antioch students have a safe learning environment. A mediator with the Youth Intervention Network, Vinson plans to get parents and teachers more involved with their students’ learning through meetings. She said a greater focus on students’ emotional issues would help them gain more self-respect, boosting grades: “I think the parents want to be involved, the question is to find out how come they’re not and what’s preventing them.” Vinson also said she’ll take a close look at the budget to see if anything is unnecessarily taking money away from education. She hopes to hire back some teachers who have been laid off and get class size reduction going again. Substitute teacher Angel Luevano, who is bilingual, wants to focus on reversing the district’s dropout rate and getting parents more involved. Luevano said he’d examine the schools that aren’t doing well academically and see what needs to be fixed: “It’s got to be done on a schoolby-school basis. If it hasn’t worked, why? Think of some ways to make it work.” Luevano acknowledged that the cost cutting would probably need to continue for now, eliminating ineffective programs. If elected, he would strive to keep those cuts as far from the classroom as possible. Luevano said his background in law (he completed four years at Hastings Law School, but is not a member of the bar) will bring a different view to the board. Shaw is proud of helping to get uniforms in place at district elementary and middle schools, as well as creating the student-run TV show “Highway 4 Peace.” If re-elected, she wants to understand how today’s tech-savvy students are learning, and tailor their education to better fit how they absorb information. According to Shaw, the district should try to change the way it looks at

the budget and find sources of revenue other than solely money from the state. “I think that what we need to do is form our own partnerships,” Shaw said. “Whatever we get from the states, that’s considered pie. We’ve got to get our own.” Shaw wants to call town hall meetings at schools so parents can talk with educators and school officials and figure out how problems can be overcome. Though David Pfeiffer has no formal education experience, he feels his background of leadership and work with government agencies will be an advantage. Pfeiffer is the Contra Costa County Aviation Advisory Committee commissioner

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Budget a priority for Byron school board candidates by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer In the race for the three open seats on the five-member board of the Byron Union School District, two incumbents are running to hold onto their seats and three newcomers are throwing their hats into the ring. The candidates are John Craig, Elaine Landro, Jill Sprenkel, Gary Steinberger and Jeffrey Sugimoto. Incumbent Elaine Landro is looking to secure a second term on the Byron board with an eye toward helping the district stay the course as it faces challenges down the road. “I’m interested in staying on the board because there is much still to complete, especially when it comes to Measure C construction,” said Landro, a legal administrative assistant and mother of two children in the school district. “The state budget is going to be a challenge for many years to come and the lack of funding and mandates continue to force our hand when it comes to programs for our children and a strong workplace for our teachers. We can no longer look to the state and federal governments to provide what is necessary for our children … we must come together as a community and share in the dedication to our children.” Current BUSD President Jill Sprenkel, if re-elected, plans to continue planning for the district’s future. “The challenges for me remain the budget and quality programs for the kids, and balancing the two,” said Sprenkel, a parent and homemaker. “I want to stay (on the board) because I’ve enjoyed the work, I’m committed to the work, and I want to stay committed to the work. I am proud of our school’s

Candidates from page 9A affects kids – I’d be making a decision that affects my kids and the kids in my neighborhood. It’s a more personal approach.” Partida, who is the executive assistant to Oakley’s school district superintendent, said her familiarity with how a district operates at the school and administrative levels would make her an asset to the board. Hilburn, who has served on the board for six years, said he still has work to accomplish on the board and isn’t ready to give up his seat yet. He wants to remain on the board to see the district through the budget crisis and not abandon ship while the economy is rocky. “The main issue is the budget,” Hilburn said. “We’ve had to make

API growth, professional, dedicated teachers and staff, and so very grateful for the community’s support.” Bullying and nutrition are two topics of special concern for newcomer Gary Steinberger. “Our children are our future, and without a proper education we are not setting them up for the time when they take over the reins,” said Steinberger at a recent candidate forum. “To me, bullying in the schools is a major issue and I believe we need to get and continue to be proactive in that regard. “And nutrition is another area I feel is important. With all the bad (food) choices out there, we need to help students make good, healthy choices. It’s not an easy time for school boards right now, but we have to do our best to prepare them (students) for the future.” Financial advisor Jeffrey Sugimoto’s first run at the school board is inspired in part by a desire to give back to a community that has given him so much. “As a resident of Discovery Bay for 23 years, I am one of four siblings to attend its public education system and I have seen firsthand the importance of a strong education,” said Sugimoto in his candidate statement. “We face difficult times with economic and budget challenges, and with my experience as a financial advisor, I feel I can contribute innovative ideas to create revenue for the BUSD … Experience, leadership and new ideas will be critical for growth. A true understanding of budgets will maintain a fiscally sound district during these turning economic times.” Candidate John Craig was unavailable for comment. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

some pretty heavy cuts, and I feel that I need to stick around for another term to make sure things get done. I think we’re holding up pretty well given the circumstances, but I don’t think I can leave until I know the worst is over.” A retired educator and Brentwood resident of 36 years, Hilburn put five children through the BUSD system, and some of his grandchildren now attend the local schools, so the district’s success is important to him. He said he’s proud of the district’s recently released API scores and would like to see more improvement next year and do what he can as a board member to make sure the children of Brentwood are given the best educational opportunities available. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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The Liberty High School Marching Pride, above, marched home with a $2,500 prize during Fleet Week in San Francisco. The band also got a chance to perform with the 1st Marine Division Band, which includes Liberty Grad Laura Calverley, top photo, front row, third from right. Photos courtesy of Dameon Cutrer

Liberty band a hit at Fleet Week The Liberty High School marching band is $2,500 richer by virtue of its second-place award at the inaugural High School Band Challenge, part of the Bay Area’s Fleet Week activities. The competition, sponsored by the 1st Marine Division Band and held at Golden Gate Park’s Music Concourse, was judged by a retired military musician, an active-duty military musician and a civilian. The Lions competed against bands from Fremont Christian High School, Las Lomas High in Walnut Creek and Benicia High. The Liberty band performed Beatles’ songs “When I’m Sixty-four,” “Back in the USSR,” “Salt and Pepper,” “With a Little Help From my Friends,” and the

University of Wisconsin’s fight song “On Wisconsin.” All four schools played the finale, John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever,” with the First Marine Division Band. The free competition drew lunchtime listeners, who came for the hot dogs but stayed for the music, taking advantage of the beautiful autumn day. After the winners were announced and the event drew to a close, the Marine “party band” took the stage. Its upbeat songs got everyone on their feet. Members of the bands were invited onstage to jam with them. One person in the audience called it a “Bruce Springsteen ‘Dancing in the Dark’ moment.” – Contributed by Dameon Cutrer

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said a line-by-line review of the budget would be necessary to see what’s working and what isn’t. “We need to start investing in our future,” Motts said. “And that’s our children.” Retired Antioch teacher Gary Hack said his experience in the classroom would be a major plus on the school board. Hack spent 31 years teaching fourth, fifth and sixth grade at Sutter Elementary School and served as president of the Antioch Education Association for five terms. Hack would work to restore quality education to Antioch schools and try to re-hire teachers or stop the trend of layoffs. He also believes the district must formulate a better definition of financial solvency and work toward that. “I’ve been in the trenches every day,” Hack said. “The fact that I’m retired doesn’t mean that I’m not interested in public education.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

knowledge and abilities necessary to make informed decisions that lead to meaningful and productive lives in a safe learning environment.” Manuel also wants to hold administrators, teachers and students accountable for better education. Lifetime Antioch resident Joy Motts, whose mother served on the AUSD board for four terms, hopes to carry on the family tradition of education by earning a spot on the school board. Motts said she’s always felt a passion for education and wants to take a more active role in the process. In 2008 she served as chairwoman of the committee promoting the successful Measure C bond, which provided the district $61 million for renovation and modernization. Motts believes that greater parent involvement is a key to academic success and the lowering of dropout rates. She

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Martha Parsons Antioch City Council When I was appointed to the Council two years ago, at that first meeting we were cutting our budget. Past Councils had spent dollars in ways that were not fiscally responsible! With the downturn in the economy along with the State takeaways, we had insufficient reserves to fall back on. Because of that, deep cuts have had to be made - deep and damaging cuts to City services. Long term employee contracts, all passed before my time on the council, when signed with pension funding, were not sustainable and have been under near constant re-negotiations for the past two years. The resulting layoffs, department closings and downsizing have taken a huge toll on our City and all one time monies have been spent just to get us to where we are today. Keeping Police staffing at a level to ensure the safeguarding of our neighborhoods is my top priority! Both re-establishing and properly staffing our Code Enforcement Department to work toward eliminating blight by making the banks accountable to clean up their foreclosed properties and maintaining the infrastructure of our City affect our safety as well; but none can happen without an infusion of revenue. I will continue to work to obtain state and federal grants to help fill the gap to fund public safety. The City’s permitting processes need streamlining to be more business friendly - promoting Economic Development and Redevel-

opment. More business means more jobs and more revenue. This may mean contracting out services to expedite the planning and permit process until proper staffing can be restored. While Antioch has some great challenges, we live in a wonderful City and there are bright spots! One I am most proud of is the Ferry. Because of my regional contacts, I was able to restart the Ferry project this past spring. I see the ferry service as a catalyst to the redevelopment of our unique Rivertown District! I believe the strength of a City is in the spirit of its citizens. Antioch’s spirit shined earlier this year with my “Keep Antioch Beautiful”, a volunteer event which many said would never happen - it not only happened, but over 900 volunteers joined me that day to help our City be cleaner and thus safer! Another project I believe in is “Shop Antioch” a way to help stabilize our budget and positively influence our quality of life by spending our dollars at our own Antioch businesses thus adding to our revenue for police and city services and helping our local businesses prosper. We can overcome the challenges if we work together to keep Antioch a city to be proud of. As a voice for ALL Antioch and your full time representative, I am asking for your vote for Antioch City Council! For the more information, please, email martha@marthaparsons.com, call my cell 925890-2665 or visit www.marthaparsons.com. Note: Candidates were invited to submit a statement of up to 500 words. The statements have not been factchecked or edited for spelling, punctuation or grammar.

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Gary Agopian Antioch City Council “Change is in OUR Hands” In a recent private poll, 63% of those polled, when asked if Antioch was heading in the right direction, said no. 80% or more of them are “highly likely” voters in the upcoming election. This means that almost two thirds of the highest propensity voters are highly dissatisfied with the leadership of the city. This is in line with recent satisfaction studies regarding the California Legislature. Only 10% of voters are satisfied with their current elected legislators. This trend has only worsened in recent months, because of the inability of elected officials to make inroads on the state budget crisis brought on by the connection of bloated spending and reduced revenues. The politics of blame is all too familiar to most of us. There is a lack of responsibility and willingness to admit what got us here and what we really need to do to fix it. In Antioch’s case, we reacted very slowly to the warning signs of the housing value downturn. We are a suburban city highly reliant on property tax valuations that have dropped well over 50%. We chose to deficit spend for the last 4 years instead of making early, prudent cuts in spending. Early cuts are less painful and less costly. They preserve essential services. The back drop to this avoidable situation is a 34% increase in violent crime in this same time period. Blight has increased while we argue over the merits of retail expansion. We have vacant nonproductive retail buildings littering our city.

Graffiti has proliferated. Lawsuits are used a tool to diminish effective law enforcement and reward the so called victims. We are divided and rudderless. Enough! It is time to get our bearings and unite. It is time to become one Antioch, a city that is not based on color, or economics or old versus new. It is time to excite our youth into service, respect and achievement. We must balance our budget with new realities, prioritize public safety, reduce crime and eliminate blight and decay. We should be the driver of new economic vitality based on the jobs of the future. We can partner to improve education, increase graduation rates and send more of our kids to college. This change is in OUR hands. Start by choosing our leaders wisely. Consider whether they are headed in the direction of positive growth, a sense of responsibility and destiny, or more of the same. Then, get involved by volunteering to mentor young people, paint graffiti, pick up trash or coach a team! Advocate for visionary business development that encourages growth and opportunity. Support quality retail expansion that brings added tax revenues. Support waterfront redevelopment, preserving our water rights and support effective policing. Reducing crime is the best cure for low property tax values and anemic revenue growth! Perhaps then we will become the Antioch we should be and can be! It’s OUR choice. It’s in OUR hands! www.garyagopian.com, 925-978-0938 Note: Candidates were invited to submit a statement of up to 500 words. The statements have not been factchecked or edited for spelling, punctuation or grammar.

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and provided me with opportunities I didn’t even know were available to me. Today, I serve as a School Board Member for the Antioch Unified School District, trying to make sure Antioch kids are afforded the same opportunities that were presented to me. Community involvement isn’t something I just study, I try and live it. I have firsthand experience meeting with groups such as Neighbors for Change and started the first DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program in another community. More and more police departments have adopted Community Oriented Policing and Problem-Solving as a philosophy. In short, if you want to know how to reduce crime and improve quality of life, ask the citizens who live in the area. What do the citizens see as the top problems? I also support our police department’s efforts to reach out to the youth with programs such as the Police Activities League and the award winning Youth Intervention Network founded by Iris Archuleta and Police Chief Jim Hyde where I serve on the Executive board; this is an excellent example of working with the community to solve problems. We must support these avenues for continuous and open communication with our citizens, not the old style top-down approach that so often doesn’t involve the people who are affected by the decisions. With my 22 years in Law Enforcement and a personal commitment to community service and Education, I am the right candidate, at the right time, for Antioch. It is time to bring all Antioch City Departments into alignment with a new vision of Community Oriented Leadership. I ask for your vote in November. Please feel free to contact me. (925) 437-4300 Harperforantiochcitycouncil@gmail.com

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Coffee With the Cops The public is invited to join Antioch Police Chief Jim Hyde on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 9 to 11 a.m. in a casual setting to discuss public safety, crime statistics and other issues facing Antioch. Open communication about community issues is encouraged. The Coffee with the Cops workshop will be held in the Antioch Police Department Community Room,

300 L St. Members of the Antioch Crime Prevention Commission will be in attendance and make themselves available to answer questions with a focus on enhancing the city’s Neighborhood Watch programs. Coffee with the Cops is an effort to improve communication by providing informative face-to-face meetings between police command staff and the citizens they serve.

Antioch City Council candidate Arne Simonsen did not submit a statement.

Antioch City Council candidate Reggie Moore did not submit a statement.

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Martha Parsons Antioch City Council! I was born, raised and live in Antioch as do my children and grandchildren. For the past 20 months I have served as your representative on the Antioch City Council. I am running to continue my service on the Antioch City Council to build a stronger Antioch that balances future growth with the preservation of our character, lifestyle, and local values. While we may come from different places and cultures and have different stories to tell, we all hold common values – our strong sense of community, our love for the beauty of our location on San Joaquin River, and our high quality of life. We also share the hope for a better future for our children and grandchildren! I am dedicated to these issues that will preserve our quality of life: · Maintaining Antioch as a safe place for us all to live, work and play · Creating and retaining jobs for a strong and diverse economy · Building on our public transportation system · Promoting - “Shop Antioch” · Promoting Community Pride and Involvement such as “Keep Antioch Beautiful” and Neighborhood Watch groups. I will continue to listen, evaluate, discuss, and make decisions based on what is reasonable. By being reasonable, professional and acting in the best interest of our community, we can reach the common goals to continue to improve our Quality of Life. If you have any comments, concerns, or would like to contact me, email me at martha@marthaparsons.com, call me on my cell 925-890-2665 or visit www.marthaparsons.com As a voice for ALL Antioch and your full-time representative, I would be honored to have your vote!

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he Delta Valley Athletic Club Hikers braved high winds and low mercury on recent 13-mile jaunt to Morgan Territory. From left are Lizz Davis, Leticia Guzman, Noelle Decker, Mike Davis, Judy Davis, and front to back, Leia Hartje, Sandy McCaslin and Tony Salinaro. Not pictured are Chris Madere and Brandon Decker, off on a freelance adventure of their own. Behind the lens is group leader and Brentwood Press columnist Ger Erickson.

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Street Feast set for Thanksgiving Day by Samie Hartley Staff Writer Halloween is a week away, and some stores are already stocking their shelves with Christmas decorations. But one group of East County residents is focused on the holiday that falls in the middle: Thanksgiving. The owners of Willy’s Bagels and Blends have partnered with Cornerstone Fellowship, Kaleidoscope and a multitude of other local businesses, charities and community groups to organize and host the inaugural Street Feast, a community Thanksgiving event that will offer free holiday meals to anyone looking for support and kindness this season. Turkey Day is more than a month away, but the Street Feast team is vigorously planning this unique venture so that everyone in East County can celebrate Thanksgiving this year. “My family has always done what we can to support the community,” said Ryan Richardson, owner of Willy’s. “We’ve been very involved with schools and other local charities, but after the Save Freshmen Sports campaign this summer, we realized that the community does want to help out those in need – they just don’t always know how to help. “Through our foundation, Willy’s United, we’re partnering with other groups and businesses to put on the community’s first, all-inclusive Thanksgiving event. Brentwood hasn’t seen an event like this before, but we hope it will become a tradition.”

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The Richardson family, owners of Willy’s Bagels and Blends in Brentwood, is partnering with other local businesses, community organizations and charities to host the inaugural Street Feast, East County’s inaugural community Thanksgiving event. During the summer, Willy’s was one of many local businesses holding fundraisers to raise the $48,000 needed to maintain the frosh sports program in the Liberty Union High School District this school year. Based on the outpouring of support, Richardson believes Brentwood and surrounding communities will come together again – this time

to provide free Thanksgiving meals to those in need on Nov. 25. While the event will be held at Towne Center in Brentwood, all residents of East County are invited. There are even plans to set up a shuttle service to get the area’s homeless to downtown Brentwood on Thanksgiving so that everyone in need has the opportunity to spend the holiday in a warm and welcoming environment. As part of Street Feast, Richardson and the Street Feast team intend to provide free turkey dinners, complete with all the fixings, as well as fun and games for families. The Street Feast team will be purchasing prepackaged Thanksgiving meal boxes assembled by the Treasure Box program, and volunteer cooks will prepare the meals at home and

bring the turkeys and the side dishes to the Cornerstone facility on Thanksgiving. The event will feature bounce houses for the kids, and TVs will be set up at Cornerstone, where holiday football games will be broadcast. Guests may take home nonperishable food from a pantry of donated items, and a Community Closet will be filled with donated, gently used and laundered clothing. Food and clothing donations are currently being accepted at Willy’s (1155 Second St.) and Cornerstone (1185 Second St.). When Richardson pitched the idea to Nancy Torres, a member of the Byron-based cancer support group Kaleidoscope, she was immediately on board. “Ryan and his family have found a way to put their finger on the pulse of the community,” Torres said. “There are droves of people and their families who could use an extra hand these days, but instead of being overwhelmed by this task, the Richardsons have aligned themselves with other community organizations and local businesses to ask a simple question: ‘How can we help?’ Now we’ve all accidentally on purpose become connected to help the community as a whole.” While Richardson is spearheading the project, he has no intention of taking credit for the idea. “We’ve (Willy’s) always tried to help out when we’ve heard about a group in need. We’re located at the center of town and we see a lot of traffic, but rather than make it about us, we want to partner with other organizations to help the community.” Enter Billy Rieder, Cornerstone Fellowship pastor. While the status of the country’s economy varies depending on whom you talk to and what news outlet you read or watch, Rieder said East County is still feeling the pinch of the recession – there are families who need help. While see Feast page 30A


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Thanks to Advocacy allies Editor: A thank-you to all for helping The Delta Advocacy Foundation by supporting our Annual Charity Roundup at Roddy Ranch, held Oct. 2. The sponsors were Umpqua Bank, Sutter Delta Medical Center, Contra Costa Building Trades Council, Rotary Club of the Delta, the Anderson family, the Libbey family, the Green family, I.B.E.W., the Martinez family, Mirant California, Golf N Games, East County Insurance, John Muir Health, Roddy Ranch, Roddy Ranch Golf Club, Roddy Cattle Co., Twin Rivers Insurance, Scott Bergerhouse, Devi Lanphere, Graustadt Enterprises, Allied Waste and Painting by Stephan. The in-kind sponsors were Boy Scout Troop 450, Knightsen 4-H, Brentwood F.F.A., Williams Sanitary Service, the Dinelli family and crew, Nunn Farms, Markstein Beverages, Bronco Winery, Queen B’s Quilt Shop, Elizabeth Rimbault and Kids N Cribs. And our very special thanks to Jack and Donna Roddy for their generous support, and to you, the people who attended this year’s Charity Roundup. Because of your generosity, The Delta Advocacy Foundation will continue to support local charitable, educational and cultural causes in Eastern Contra Costa County. Nancy J. Green Antioch

A beneficial Impact Editor: On Friday; Sept. 24; over 85 golfers and 20 others gathered at Shadow Lakes Golf Club for an afternoon of golfing and fun activities and an evening dinner with awards, raffles, silent auction and dancing. East Diablo Youth Soccer League/Impact Soccer Club would like to thank the following sponsors for their very generous contributions to the inaugural Impact Golf Tournament and Fundraising Dinner: Oak Tree Embroidery; Shadow Lakes Golf Club; Milgard Windows; Hannah Nicole Vineyards; Bill Brandt Ford; Oscar

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O’Malley – justice trumps convictions Editor: We do not want another district attorney who is interested only in convictions. We’ve already had that. We need one who is interested in justice, period. A former DA took pride in convictions and while running for re-election, did not have the backing of law enforcement. To gain its support, he opened a bogus case against me, falsely accusing me of being an enemy of police officers and publishing the home address of a sheriff. I knew nothing about this action until I read about it in the Times. Determined to convict me in order to gain police endorsement, that DA made sure that I could not speak at the “trial,” nor could I challenge any “evidence,” which I could have definitely proved false. Staff prosecutor Dan O’Malley conducted the case for his boss and was to carry out his instructions. As the proceedings unfolded, I knew in my heart that Mr. O’Malley knew full well that I was being railroaded. He was visibly disturbed over what he was required to do. I have since become acquainted with Mr. O’Malley and know beyond doubt that he would be a fair district attorney who would prosecute the bad guys, but never someone innocent. My vote is for Dan O’Malley as district attorney. Voters, think very carefully about this, as you might unexpectedly wind up in court yourself and would want someone in charge who seeks justice – not just convictions. Rev. Austin Miles Oakley

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Cut benefits, don’t raise taxes Editor: Hello, not that all, or any of you, for that matter, want to hear from me, but you all need to know that there are multitudes of constituents (voters) in Antioch like me that know that a sales-tax increase for our city will just be another black mark against living or doing business here. That this measure ever made it to the ballot box is incredible, but it is not too late for supporters of the measure to reverse themselves and admit that it was not a wellconceived idea. Again, I reiterate that while well-staffed police and fire ranks are a necessity in our city, one staffed by overcompensated personnel, especially at this incredibly difficult time of job and home losses resulting in calamity cut-backs in revenues for the city, is akin to licensed larceny. Those responsible for agreeing to the 3-percent-per-year formula of retirement compensation for police and fire should without exception be turned out of office and never again allowed to occupy public positions requiring reasoning and basic math skills. No public agency, especially one in California, can afford to retire people at 90 to 100 percent of salary, at a last year inflated salary, and as early as age 50 to boot! If we cannot by law modify those unjustified salary contracts, then we should terminate employment of personnel unwilling to voluntarily accept realistic pay and benefits packages, and hire from the ranks of the unemployed whose minds are open to honest reimbursement for honest work. Instead of just axing police and fire positions, ax only those who refuse to give up their undeserved, inflated retirement packages. That will make the determination of whom to get rid of very easy. If all public-safety personnel accept permanent cuts to reasonable levels, no additional cuts in personnel will be required other than temporary pay cuts. After all, these people are not congressmen or senators (read: royalty). Drastic times call for drastic measures. Support and vote for responsible people like Arne Simonsen and Gary Agopian as a start to a return to sanity. Elect no one not sane, responsible, honest, deeply ingrained with common sense and their self-interest clearly secondary to public interest. James C. Morris, Sr. Antioch

Re-elect Becnel Editor: It has been seven years now since my wife, daughter and I came to Brentwood. When we first arrived, my wife and I were commuters like so many others, but after a short time we both became business owners here in Brentwood. The reason we choose to have our businesses here is because of the leadership of the city, especially that of City Councilman Chris Becnel. We as Brentwood citizens are in an envi-

able position of having a city with a balanced budget, fully staffed police department and a stabilizing housing market. All of these are due to the leadership shown by Chris and his continued commitment to our community and maintaining conservative, responsible leadership that Brentwood is known for. In a time when the rest of our neighboring cities are still grappling with the uncertainty of what the future will hold for them economically, we are moving forward and prospering. In times like these we need proven leadership and it is dangerous to change course or bring in others who don’t share or understand the vision and tradition of Brentwood leadership. Unproven or untested individuals could steer us off course and cause us to lose what Chris and all the other great leaders of our city of the past have worked so hard to accomplish and bring us to where we are today. My family and I plan to cast our votes for Chris Bencel: Proven leadership, preserving the Brentwood way of life. John D. Fink Brentwood

Vote for parents for school board Editor: I’m writing to raise awareness of upcoming public school concerns for homeowners and for parents with children in the Brentwood Union School District (BUSD) such as I. The most recent estimates of the California budget 2010-11 will cut funding per pupil by about $294 per student, which is approximately $2.4 million for the school district. The BUSD budget does not reflect this decrease. Further, more than a third of California’s recently passed budget has no source of funding. Wait, it gets worse. Forty percent of California school system budgets are directly related to property taxes; the remainder comes from state aid, which is funded through property, income and sales tax. Thus the majority of all school budgets are driven by property-tax revenues. Of the approximately 16,200 homes in Brentwood, about 3,100 are in foreclosure with only an additional 200 homes for sale in good standing. The average value for Brentwood properties dropped another 12 percent this year. Taken together, we can safely assume significant future declines in the Brentwood Union School District (BUSD) budget. The challenge facing the BUSD is to make cuts while preserving core educational principles. As a parent, I want to see classroom expenditures as a share of total school spending preserved. This means cutting certified supervisors, classified supervisors and other administrator spending back to pre-2007 levels before any more teacher and classroom cuts are made. It means challenging the status quo, thinking outside the box, fostering a move to charter schools, raising see Letters page 22A


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A sampling of recent law enforcement activity reported by East County police departments.

BRENTWOOD Oct. 6, 6:55 a.m. On the Highway 4 Bypass at Balfour Road, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to be driving on a suspended license. It was discovered that he also had two warrants for his arrest. He was arrested and released on a Notice to Appear. Oct. 6, 9:25 a.m. On Fairview Avenue at Apricot Way, a subject stopped for a mechanical violation was found to be driving without a license. Oct. 6, 10:19 a.m. The registration of a vehicle parked on Mills Drive was found to be expired since 2004. The vehicle was towed. Oct. 6, 10:51 a.m. Suspected marijuana was located on the roof of a school on Central Boulevard. Oct. 6, 1:44 p.m. A resident of Heather Place requested documentation regarding an ongoing noise complaint with a neighbor. Oct. 6, 3:30 p.m. On the Highway 4 Bypass at Marsh Creek Road, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to be driving without a license. The driver was cited and the vehicle was stored. Oct. 6, 4:29 p.m. An unidentified person damaged the interior of an unoccupied residence on Timberline Terrace. Oct. 6, 5:56 p.m. On Campanello Way at Continente Avenue, an unidentified person stole a BMX bike and replaced it with another stolen bike. Oct. 6, 9:47 p.m. An unidentified person smashed the window of a vehicle parked on Lone Tree Way and stole a purse. Oct. 6, 10:27 p.m. An unidentified person stole the rear license plate of a vehicle parked on Lone Tree Way. Oct. 7, 9:01 a.m. An unidentified person damaged a water pipe at a residence on Water Street. Oct. 7, 10:30 a.m. On Brentwood Boulevard at Lone Tree Way, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found in possession of suspected methamphetamine. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Oct. 7, 10:35 a.m. On Nighthawk Way, a

LOGS subject was bit on the left forearm by a stray pit bull. Oct. 7, 12:40 p.m. An unidentified person fired a pellet gun in a neighborhood along Pippo Avenue. Oct. 7, 3:42 p.m. An unidentified person entered an unlocked residence on Toscanna Court. No personal property was stolen. Oct. 7, 5:11 p.m. A three-vehicle collision took place on the Highway 4 Bypass at Sand Creek Road. Oct. 7, 6:47 p.m. An unidentified person obtained the credit card information of a resident of Wildrose Way and made fraudulent purchases in Miami, Fla. Oct. 8, 11:18 a.m. On Lone Tree Way at Empire Avenue, a subject wanted for felony charges by the Solano County Sheriff’s Office attempted to flee officers in his vehicle. He was apprehended, arrested and released to the Solano County authorities. Oct. 8, 7:16 p.m. An unidentified person shot out the rear window of a vehicle parked on Pippo Avenue at Pederson Way. Oct. 8, 9:58 p.m. On Applewood Common at Brentwood Boulevard, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found in possession of two loaded firearms, a concealed stolen firearm and brass knuckles. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Oct. 8, 10:58 p.m. On Shady Willow at Grant Street, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found in possession of a billy club and loaded firearm. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Oct. 9, 11:57 a.m. An unidentified person forced entry into a deceased person’s residence on Fieldstone Court and stole a vehicle. Oct. 9, 7 p.m. On Central Boulevard at Second Street, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Oct. 10, 8:58 a.m. On Arlington Way at Fairview Avenue, an unidentified driver sideswiped a vehicle and fled the scene without providing contact information. Oct. 10, 3:48 p.m. An unidentified person damaged mailboxes at two residences on Rosie Lane.

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On Campanello Way at Continente Avenue, an unidentified person stole a BMX bike and replaced it with another stolen bike. Oct. 6, 5:56 p.m., Brentwood Oct. 10, 6:20 p.m. On Shady Willow Lane, a subject found to be intoxicated and unable to care for himself was arrested and transported to Sutter Delta Medical Center. Oct. 10, 5:58 p.m. An unidentified person opened the unsecured side window of a residence on Gladstone Drive. Oct. 11, 4:20 p.m. An unidentified person stole numerous fragrances from a business on Sand Creek Road. Estimated loss: $1,500. Oct. 11, 7:10 p.m. An unidentified driver struck and damaged a guard rail on Old Sand Creek Road at Heidorn Road and the fled scene. Oct. 11, 7:19 p.m. On Bauer Way, a subject became involved in an argument with an unidentified person regarding his aggressive dog. The dog owner left the scene prior to police arrival. Oct. 12, 9:30 a.m. On Lone Tree Way at Jeffery Way, it was discovered that the vehicle registration of a subject stopped for a mechanical violation was expired for more than a year. The vehicle was towed. Oct. 12, 11:10 a.m. On Brentwood Boulevard at Sand Creek Road, an unidentified commercial vehicle struck a pedestrian and fled the scene. Oct. 12, 2:22 p.m. On Brentwood Boulevard at Second Street, a subject found in possession of a loaded firearm was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Oct. 12, 4:29 p.m. An unidentified person opened a Dell computer account using the personal information of a resident of Orchid Drive. Oct. 12, 11:01 p.m. An unidentified person entered a residence on Cristina Way and stole electronics, appliances and other items. To view the Brentwood Police Department’s public logs on the city’s Web site, visit www.ci.brentwood.ca.us/department/ pd/reports/index.cfm. OAKLEY Oct. 4 – An incident of sodomy was reported on the 2300 block of Crockett Lane. Oct. 5 – A subject on O’Hara Avenue at Star Street was found in possession of dangerous drugs. Oct. 5 – A juvenile was reported as a runaway from the 400 block of Hill Avenue. Oct. 5 – Arrest warrants were served on

Main Street at Neroly Road and on the 200 block of Merlot Lane. Oct. 5 – A hit and run occurred on Empire Avenue at Main Street. Oct. 5 – On the 400 block of Vinewood Drive, a subject was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Oct. 5 – Terrorist threats were made on the 400 block of Waterford Way. Oct. 5 – Incidents of vandalism occurred on the 5600 block of Sellers Avenue and on Empire Avenue at Holly Drive. Oct. 6 – A subject was found to be under the influence of drugs on the 3800 block of Main Street. Oct. 6 – On East Cypress Road at Sellers Avenue, a subject was cited for driving without a license. Oct. 6 – On East Cypress Road at Main Street, a subject was arrested for riding a bicycle under the influence of alcohol. Oct. 6 – An incident of battery was reported on Live Oak Avenue at Main Street. Oct. 6 – A vehicle parked on the 3800 block of Main Street was burglarized. Oct. 7 – A subject was found in possession of a concealed firearm on the 400 block of Bristol Court. Oct. 7 – A vehicle accident with property damage occurred on Empire Avenue at Main Street. Oct. 7 – A residence on the 4700 block of La Vista Drive was burglarized. Oct. 8 – A vehicle accident with minor injuries occurred on the 5500 block of Bridgehead Road. Oct. 8 – Vehicles were towed from West Cypress Road at O’Hara Avenue and from East Summerfield Court at West Summerfiled Court. Oct. 8 – On Carol Lane at Main Street and on Serenity Lane at Solstice Court, subjects were arrested for DUI. Oct. 8 – A resident of the 2100 block of Verona Avenue was the victim of identity theft. Oct. 8 – Vandalism occurred on the 5600 block of Sellers Avenue. Oct. 10 – Attempted homicide was reported on Main Street at Teakwood Drive. Oct. 10 – A minor was found in possession of alcohol on the 4100 block of Richard Way. Oct. 10 – Loitering on private property was reported on the 900 block of Almaden Circle.


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Letters from page 20A parent involvement in classroom assistance, challenging Sacramento for more local control and cutting through costly politically correct programs. Parents of children in the schools will have the fortitude to make decisions focused on the children’s education. I am Allan Frank and I am running for one of three Brentwood school board positions to protect my and your children’s education. There is only one other parent running, Heather Partida: I encourage you to vote for her as well. Allan Frank, MD MS Brentwood

Conserving lamp oil Editor: It has been reported that Diogenes, world-famous seeker of a completely truthful person, has stated that Washington, D.C. has been removed from his itinerary. He is quoted as saying, “ There is no point in wasting lamp oil there.” He further stated, “I believe I will just take a vacation until after Nov. 2. It seems to a waste of energy to search during this period. Possibly I will go to Chile and talk to some miners.” Well, that’s what he might have said. George Gambel Brentwood

those years I was a member of the Brentwood school district board. Larry Hilburn has been serving on that same board for the past six years. During those six years he has served the Brentwood community in that capacity with the desire to see that Brentwood children receive the best possible K-8 education. Over the last three years the district has gone through very difficult financial times, cutting between four and six million dollars from its budget. During that same time the district has maintained a high level of academic achievement. I believe Larry Hilburn has played an active and positive role in mitigating difficult decisions and will continue to do so in the future. He has a bachelor’s degree in social science, a graduate year for a teaching credential and another year for an educational administrative credential. He spent 34 years as an elementary educator. He also has experience in the business field. I find him to be honest, forthright, of good character and very deliberative in his decision-making. For the above and many more reasons, I feel he is well qualified to retain his seat on the Brentwood Union School District Board. R. Paul Krey Brentwood

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Editor: My name is R. Paul Krey. I am writing this letter in support of the candidacy of Mr. Larry Hilburn. I have been a resident and active community member for over 40 years. For 36 of

Editor: I would first like to take this opportunity to thank Christie Richey and the Citizens for Urban Planning and Responsible Spending in Brentwood for organizing the candidates night.

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If you were unable to attend the City Council candidates night held on Wednesday evening at Liberty High School, you missed an outstanding opportunity to hear what the new City Council candidates’ positions are on many of our current and past city issues. But the facts are clear: we must get Becnel out and keep Cushing off the City Council. This year’s City Council election is extremely critical to the future of the city of Brentwood and changes need to take place to fully ensure a balanced governing body. It is very clear, after you read between the lines, that the individuals and organizations that have made contributions to two of the candidates have a clearly defined agenda. In the case of Chris Becnel, it has been his agenda already. Councilmen Becnel has received contributions from Measure F proponents Lee Hancock, Hancock Builders, John Wong from Mission Peak Builders and Chi Wong both of Fremont, DeNova Homes, Delta Ranches and Homes and four contributions from Blackhawk Services, which includes Shea Homes and Ron Nunn, which are all part of the Vineyards development. Additionally, I believe all residents of Brentwood recently received a mailer for Chris Becnel that, when I first opened it, I thought it was another of the many misleading and lying Measure F mailers we all received in the past. Chis Becnel has never done anything as a councilmen that was in the best interest of our city or any of us as residents – unless you were a developer. His efforts contrib-

uted greatly in the forcing of councilmen Richey to not run for re-election. Jim Cushing brings to the puzzle the commercial real estate side, which can easily be viewed as just too much of a conflict of interest. Then you look at the individuals and companies that have made contributions to Mr. Cushing and the picture is even clearer as to the directions his efforts will focus on. Candidate Cushing has received contributions from Shea Homes, DeNova Homes, SAG Architects, New Urban Communities, Ron Nunn Association and Tico Construction. I would ask that the residents of Brentwood give their full support to Scott Davis and Joel Bryant for the two new members of our City Council. These gentlemen gave outstanding presentations and are strong supporters of what needs to take place in the future in the City of Brentwood. Both of these candidates are supporters of controlled and balanced growth, safety, attracting businesses and making Brentwood a community that people want to live in, which hasn’t been a top concern for many of our current council members. Johnny Merrill Brentwood

Retain Chris Becnel Editor: There are two seats available for Brentwood City Council; of the six candidates there is no question that Chris Becnel is the most qualified. During the past four years, with his experience as a CPA and business see Letters page 23A


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Letters from page 22A attorney, Chris has represented the citizens of Brentwood well. During that time, the City Council held eight community workshops to receive input from Brentwood citizens for the new City Hall and the Brentwood streetscape. I appreciate the time and interest given to the citizens of Brentwood as we offered our views on architecture, landscape and design. The Civic Center is an expensive project, but due to wise planning and an economic downturn, we will now reach our goal of revitalizing the downtown, which will draw new businesses to our city, create jobs and provide a family friendly environment for consumers – at a 36-percent savings of the original estimates. Every city has issues and concerns about increase in crime. One issue of concern has been the Section 8 housing in our neighborhoods. Chris Becnel worked to find appropriate solutions and, much as a result of his efforts, the crime in our city is now down by 29 percent. Most cities in Contra Costa County are operating without budget reserves; some are even facing bankruptcy, but not our city. Thanks to an excellent City Council and city staff, Brentwood has a 30-percent budget reserve. Now is not the time to change good leadership. Let’s vote to retain Chris Becnel, use the economy to our advantage and choose wisely the candidate for the other open seat. Patricia Reagan Brentwood

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Think new on November 2 Editor: This letter is to encourage the citizens of Brentwood, Oakley, Discovery Bay, Byron, Bethel Island and Knightsen in this very sensitive/public election cycle to become aware in the local election. These are the elections; people spend very little time looking into and have the biggest impact on our communities. It would be disappointing for anyone to vote in these elections and not know whom they are voting for. Recently, I decided to put my name in the hat for Liberty Union High School District, as did many new folks in my race and others in our communities. From my thought process, that is what will address our challenges, locally, in the state and nationally. New folks, with common sense who want to be involved. Let’s be real: not all folks currently on boards, in seats or serving have caused our mess. However, they all haven’t fixed it, either. Specifically, the schools are faced with financial challenges, at varying levels in each district. These challenges are not going to get easier, but tougher. Ask yourself first: do I know who my board members are? Second: can they get the job done, considering the new challenges? If you think they will, vote status quo. If you think they are on task in all these local races, status quo is definitely the way this year. If not, you better start spending some time reviewing the candidates. I attended a forum with the two other non-incumbents. It can be viewed on CCTV or online at the big

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Trevor’s Weekly Mortgage Matters By Trevor Frey

Top of the Food Chain Found on over eight countries’ coats of arms, used as the national bird for four nations, and held in comparison to the bible and crucifix of Christianity by many Native American tribes, the eagle is truly the top of the “bird” food chain. And when it comes to your home - a very important investment, if not the largest investment of your family’s future – wouldn’t you want to be working with the top of the food chain to ensure your best interests are protected? The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, known as HUD, is the top of the food chain when it comes to all Federal Housing Administration (FHA) items of business. Since the inception of FHA mortgage insurance in 1934, HUD has only allowed two types of FHA loan originators: Supervised firms that mainly consist of brokerages and are known as Correspondents, or “Mini-Eagle Lenders”, and Non-Supervised direct lenders that are known or Mortgagees, or “Full Eagle Lenders”. Mini-Eagle Lenders do not have the power or authority to fund, service, own, or even underwrite FHA loans…all they can do is originate FHA loans through their Mortgagee sponsor. Their files must be brokered out and sent off to who knows where – many times FHA files are sent to southern California or even out of state as far as Texas – to be underwritten and funded by a Non-Supervised sponsor. With the Mini-Eagle Lender not truly in control of anything, the opportunity for delay

and frustration in closing the loan is high. Many lenders become Mini-Eagle Lenders due to their lack of experience coupled with the hardship of achieving the economic and staffing requirements necessary to become a Full Eagle Lender. Due to this inexperience, more times than not, Mini-Eagle Lenders cannot close an FHA transaction within 30 days. Full Eagle Lenders, on the other hand, are actual banks that have obtained Direct Endorsement authority from the local FHA/ HUD field office in their area. Mortgagees, or Full Eagle Lenders, are required to have FHA/HUD approved underwriters (underwriters that have funded a set number of loans under the field office’s supervision) on site at all times. Non-Supervised Full Eagle Lenders have the authorization to perform any lender function an FHA loan may require: they are allowed to originate, fund, hold, service, purchase and sell FHA loans. By working with a Full Eagle Lender you guarantee yourself the top of the food chain in the lending world. Your file is truly being handled locally, and by a seasoned loan originator who has the backing of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. With a brick-and-mortar office in Brentwood, a Full Eagle designation, and local FHA/HUD approved underwriters on staff, I welcome any/all of your lending related questions or concerns on my cell phone, on my cell phone, (925) 726-1444. You can also write to tfreymortgages@yahoo.com. – Advertisement

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Letters from page 23A newspaper of our area, in the political section of its website. (I didn’t say better, just bigger). Unfortunately, the incumbents could not attend the forum in my race. If you watch the forum you will see in this race, or the other local races, the issues and hear candidate’s opinions and determine for yourself who is best for the near term. I have spent thousands of hours volunteering for kids in several different factions of our community for the past 20 years (sports, church and agriculture – 4-H). I farm, ranch and am a business owner. Most importantly I am a Dad (only candidate with a student in district now and future), Uncle and mentor. I have sat on many boards at the local, state and national

level for business and youth. In my simple opinion, perspective, balance and common sense are what will keep us moving forward. When I read that there are no new candidates at least running in the Knightsen School District for the board, I wonder if anyone is watching. They have a new school that was shut down and no one new wants to get involved? Think that could happen in your school districts? Is site location critical? Status quo should work great in these cases. Don’t blame the folks who are involved; step up and get involved. My point: think about your home values, neighbors, kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, etc. … and start looking at the local elections. If it is city council, school boards or irrigation district boards, elect the folks who

can get the job done. For too long, we have been complacent with the local stuff. I am running for the Liberty Union School District Board, I am a New Voice. I am voting for candidates in the local elections who are prepared to make the tough choices; it takes effort to find out who they are. I encourage you to do so. Think local and consider New, November 2. Daron Spears Candidate for Liberty Union High School District Board PS. Whoever is enjoying themselves at 11 p.m. taking down my signs (40-plus), I just want to send a personal note of thanks. In two weeks, all the signs must be removed. You are saving me a great deal of time in cleaning up soon. Please dispose of them

responsibly. Consider recycling. That might be too much to ask?

Vote Silver, Steele, MacVittie Editor: Let’s upgrade the DB CSD board with professional managers. I have watched the Discovery Bay CSD board very closely for nearly four years. Since my first observation it has been clear to me that this board needs to be upgraded, and to do that, it needs members who know how to make decisions and who can oversee our water/waste treatment/landscaping operations without political motivation. I believe the three candidates who can best serve our needs are Jonathan Silver, Chris Steele and see Letters page 25A


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Letters from page 24A Walter MacVittie. I have spoken to all three and I can say for certain that these three professional business managers understand the issues and the need to get past the status quo to better plan for the future and more effectively handle the foreseen and unforeseen issues related to providing critical public services in an open and progressive manner. The two incumbents (they were appointed about a year ago, not elected) who are also running will tell you of the balanced budget and make other claims. However, it is my observation that balancing a budget by hiking the rates is not too difficult. What is difficult is to set a comprehensive plan in place for the necessary upgrades and enhancements to our waste treatment and water-processing infrastructure. Currently a real and tangible comprehensive mid- to long-range plan does not exist and the town’s financial reserves are insufficient to pay for the looming expenditures that will absolutely be necessary. One last observation regarding my suggestion that it is time to put professional/ non-political managers on the CSD board: How many of you knew that on June 22 of this year the town had a sewage malfunction that in an overnight period dumped more than 16,000 gallons of raw sewage into one of the bays? To state it more visually, the spill would fill 300 55-gallon barrels and would require at least five semi-trailers to transport it. Although select homes closely adjoining the spill were informed, no effort was made to make a general notification or to disclose the event. In my opinion, we can expect more of this behavior unless we elect professional managers without political motivation such as Silver, Steele and MacVittie. Jeff Barber Discovery Bay

Running to serve Editor: I regret having to correct VP Simon’s Oct. 15 letter “Silver’s forum comments wrong.” I am running for the CSD Board for the people of Discovery Bay, not against him. I do the research before I speak and stand by all of my statements. I have never stated that fines have been levied in the past year. I have stated that fines have been paid in the past year. Information on the California Water Resources Control Board website shows Discovery Bay paid $54,000 for Administrative Civil Liability Complaint # R5-2009-0525 on March 30, 2009. Discovery Bay paid another $24,000 for Administrative Civil Liability Complaint #R5-2009-05 on Dec. 17, 2009. Pending fines, yet to be assessed, include a $231,000 fine for the 2008 Lakeshore 100,000-gallon spill. Documentation on all of this information was available to everyone, including VP Simon, on my candidates table at the Oct. 5, 2010 candidate forum. On June 22-23, 2010 a 16,450-gallon sewage spill into Windward Bay was, VP Simon says, fixed promptly. Veolia’s report to the state said the spill was reported at 11:35 p.m. on June 22. Veolia arrived at 12:06 a.m., could not find the leak and left. At 7:15 a.m. on June 23, Veolia located and fixed the problem. A spill that could be identified and reported could not be located

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for over seven hours. Prompt? I have never said proper notification was not sent or that a fine had already been levied. I said, in accordance with California Water Resources Control Board staff, which can be reached at 916-464-4835, fines are being consolidated and are coming for Lakeshore, a 4,500-gallon spill that occurred on Aug. 15, 2009, and the June 22-23, 2010 spill. Who will pay for Lakeshore is still under dispute. Veolia’s June Monthly Report, which was received by the town on July 8, 2010 described the June 22-23 spill. The Veolia May, July and August reports have been published at CSD meetings. June’s was not. Why has the CSD withheld this information from our community? In the past, CSD decided against using one emergency notification system, VP Simon says. What has been done since – nothing … VP Simon implies that I have withheld information on the potential funding for a fire station. About a month and a half ago I met with VP Simon alone for about 45 minutes to get acquainted. I gave him the USDA information I had researched, which he wrote down. I expected him to benefit the town by running with it. Apparently it went nowhere. It, too, was on my table Oct. 5. I made no false statement on Oct. 5 or at any other time. When I am elected to the board, I will not be a “yes man.” I will speak out against what I believe to be not lawful or not in the best interest of the people of Discovery Bay. I am running to serve the people of Discovery Bay, not to placate the CSD board. I ask again for your vote on Nov. 2, 2010. Jonathan Silver Discovery Bay

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More than elementary thanks Editor: This past Friday night, Brentwood Elementary celebrated our annual Fall Festival. I was again reminded how lucky I am that my children are a part of the Brentwood El family. It was a wonderful evening full of games and activities, prizes and fun and even a little magic thrown in for good measure. None of this could have been possible without all of the parents and staff members who volunteered their time and talents to help run the games and activities. The Leadership classes from Edna Hill, Adams and Bristow middle schools also provided numerous volunteers, many of whom stayed all night long to help out. I would like to extend a special thank-you to Amber Baer for her great ideas and hard work, to John Gardenier for the wonderful magic shows and to Tom Gregory for all of his help with the pumpkin patch and setting up activities. Our sponsors came through in a big way this year, providing many of the fantastic raffle prizes, so a big thank-you goes out to Trader Joe’s, All Pro Glass, the Oakland Athletics, Ryder Homes, Scrumdillyumptious, the Best of British and Baer Enterprises. It is because of your continued support, and the support of our community as a whole, that our kids will grow and thrive. See you next year! Heather Partida Brentwood

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Years ago when I was a kid, the doctor would come to my house to check me out. As I sat there praying he wouldn’t give me a shot, he’d prescribe something out of his black bag and tell Mom I should be fine in a few days. Mumps, measles, chicken pox – everything that could “fix me” could be found in that black bag. Mom took care of me then and now it’s my turn to take care of her. Where is that black bag now when I need it? Thank goodness Mom has a fantastic primary doctor that cares enough about her to communicate with us about her medications. These days there are specialists for everything. Your primary doctor sends you to the heart doctor, who sends you to a vein specialist, who sends you to … well, it goes on and on. Granted, it’s comforting that a doctor can be so well versed in everything that can happen to your veins. The problem is that each doctor needs to communicate with each other doctor so that the multiple medications they prescribe mix well together. It can be a real juggling act. If you don’t have a terrific pharmacist like my Mom’s, it can be downright scary. It’s imperative that anyone taking care of a senior be aware of all medications and how they mix to-

gether – not only with other prescriptions, but with vitamins and over-the-counter remedies such as allergy pills and aspirin. Although I’m not a doctor or a pharmacist, everything I write about is run past Robert Fox at Walgreens, or my mom’s doctor, Derek Johnson. It’s important to keep your primary physician in the drug loop and have a pharmacist that knows you and cares about what you or your loved ones are taking. There are just too many pitfalls. Another tool I recently discovered is the MedID card offered by MedID Technologies Inc. It’s an electronic USB card that you can pop into your computer. You enter your medical and emergency information on the card and carry the card in your wallet. It’s a technological marvel – and easy to use. Even I can use it, and my computer and I are not the best of friends. It’s also inexpensive. For more information on this treasure, feel free to call me at 925-922-0314 and I’ll let you know how to get one. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! 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@oal.com.

Text-messaging for new moms To address the questions and concerns of first-time mothers and veteran moms alike, the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition has developed a text-messaging service called text4baby. The free mobile educational service promotes a healthy pregnancy and a healthy start in life for all babies. Text4baby distributes timely and useful information to help mothers give their babies the best possible start in life. By texting BABY (or BEBE for Spanish speakers) to 511411, a woman will be signed

up to receive, at no cost, three weekly text messages timed to her due date or her baby’s date of birth. The messages focus on a variety of topics. Text4baby text messages also connect women to prenatal and infant care services and other resources. Wireless carriers are waiving text-messaging fees for the initiative, so enrollees will incur no charges. For more information or to sign up to receive the free text messages, visit www.text4baby.org. – Courtesy of Family Features


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OBITUARY Richard W. Schoppmeyer Bethel Island resident Richard W. Schoppmeyer passed away in his home on Sunday, Oct. 3 at the age of 60. He is survived by his siblings, Michael Schoppmeyer and Victor Labarge; children, Bridgette Ornelas, Rebecca Schoppmeyer, Richard H. Schoppmeyer; and stepdaughter, Heather Dooley. He also went above and beyond in being a foster father to Tina Phillips. Richard was born Jan. 8, 1950

in Hot Springs, Ark. His parents, who preceded him in death, were Leo Schoppmeyer and Mary Elizabeth Mcinary. Richard loved to say, “May the sun always shine in your face and the wind be at your back.” Services will be held Saturday Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. in St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 508 Second St. in Brentwood. A celebration of his life will follow; details will be given at the service.

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Patrick and Mary Kubik-Boyd of Brentwood are proud to announce the graduation of their son, PFC Sean Kubik-Boyd, from the U.S. Army Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, OK on Sept. 17. Sean also earned the status as Honor Graduate in class 51-10, G Battery, 1st Battalion / 79th Field Artillery. Sean is currently attending Advanced Individual Training (AIT) as a Combat Filed Medic at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX. Sean was a 2010 graduate from Heritage High School.

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VFW names Firefighter of the Year by Rick Lemyre Staff Writer Firefighter Jaymes Laughlin was all set: Engine 93 in Oakley was ready to whisk him away to a dinner in his honor at Brentwood’s Veterans Hall, where he was to be honored as the Veterans of Foreign Wars Firefighter of the Year. More than a dozen members of the Warrior Watch Riders motorcycle group were there, too, ready to provide one of their signature escorts. Suddenly, everything changed. An emergency medical call came in, and Laughlin and his comrades, decked out in jackets and ties, hurriedly left the caravan parked quietly in front of the station and headed out to help. “It was crazy,” Laughlin said. “I was in the back of the engine, tearing off my tie and jacket and trying to put on my gear. When we were done, we headed back (to the station) and I was tearing off my gear, trying to put on my tie …” In the end, Laughlin and his escort made it to Brentwood, where VFW Commander Steve Todd emphasized importance of honoring firefighters. “These guys put their lives on the line every single day, sav-

Feast from page 19A people tend to be more charitable during the holidays, many organizations focus their holiday charity efforts on the December holidays. Thanksgiving is often overlooked, so an event such as Street Feast is needed now more than ever, and Rieder and Cornerstone’s congregation have happily joined the effort. “Even though the community is hurting, we still need to remember to give thanks,” Rieder said. “We’re all going through hardships, but that’s not a reason to not give thanks this year. By having this event, we hope to inject a shot of hope into the community. A lot

Grant from page 1A of support from regional stakeholders in favor of the project. In August, the EBRPD submitted an extensive application outlining seven projects where gap closures would provide a tremendous impact for connecting to local and regional transit. According to O’Brien, the EBRPD is focusing on what are called “last-mile connections” or the final segment that provides a safe convenient transit connection. “Filling these gaps will have a multiplier effect with much greater usage of the new trail segments and the corresponding transit options,” said O’Brien. “A safe, convenient connection means commuters are much more likely to take public transit, walk or bike as a commute alternative to driving, and that benefits everyone, including commuters, transit agencies and our environment.” Studies have shown that the most cost-effective way to reduce congestion, greenhouse gasses and dependence on fossil fuels is by getting people out of their cars. The seven projects parallel congested roads and provide commute alternatives for

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Firefighter Jaymes Laughlin, left, was named Firefighter of the Year by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10789 in Brentwood, but he needed to be a quick-change artist on the night he was honored. Above, Firefighter of the Year Jaymes Laughlin gets a thumbs-up from the Warrior Watch Riders, who escorted him from Station 93 in Oakley to a dinner in his honor in Brentwood. ing people,” he said. “They need to be recognized and honored by the community for what they do.” “In the station, his energy and enthusiasm are absolutely contagious,” said ECCFPD Chief Hugh Henderson of Laughlin. “He is the kind of person that can motivate by his actions, from the newest firefighter to a salty old chief officer. Jaymes raises the bar

to be the best and provide the best service to the district and the citizens we service.” “It’s humbling just to be nominated, and to win it is even all the better,” said Laughlin. “But it’s the kind of thing you want to hurry up and grab and get out of the limelight.” In addition to his firefighting duties, Laughlin has represented the district in

Western States Police and Fire Games, the California Firemen’s Athletic Association Firefighter Olympics, the Crossfit Games, as well as on a national level at the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge. He has also helped raise thousands of dollars for charitable causes, such as the Ally Jenkins Fund and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

of people who are down on their luck think that no one cares, but the community will take care of its own. By offering a free meal and a day of fellowship, we hope to extend that hand up to the community and let them know we are here and want to help.” Roger Gehring, a patron of Cornerstone Fellowship and an organizer of God’s Kingdom Team (also part of the Street Feast effort), believes the event’s mission is as simple as extending the hand of friendship to the community while offering people a place to get a free meal and enjoy camaraderie. “We’re promoting ‘hi’ – that’s all we

want to do is say ‘hi’ and reach out to our community and give a hand up to people,” said Gehring. “It’s our jobs as humans to look out for one another and not just in time of need. I think this event could start a revolution of community support. I think a lot of people have wanted to do this for a long time, but we just needed a group of people to step up and get it going.” Richardson expects 3,000 people and is welcoming anyone and everyone to come help out and take part in the inaugural event. “If we can make a difference for just one person, then all this planning is worth it,” he said. “I know it’s a cliché and that’s what

people always say about stuff like this, but I mean it. I want this event to make a difference for at least one person. I want them to open their eyes and see that the community has opened their hearts.” Street Feast is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 25 from 1 to 5 p.m. at 1185 Second St. in Brentwood. As the effort is still in the planning stages, the Street Feast team is looking for more community partners and volunteers. For more information, e-mail brentwoodstreetfeast@yahoo.com or call 925-727-9208. Para información en español, llame 925-634-4445. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

communities, including economically disadvantaged neighborhoods in Contra Costa and Alameda counties, to transportation centers, employment areas, schools, shops, parks and community services. One of the primary selection criteria in the TIGER II grant award was that a project should enhance a region’s livability. The East Bay Green Transportation Initiative provides extensive qualitative benefits to the communities of the East Bay. The 265,000 residents living within one mile of these proposed projects will be provided with enhanced, healthful and non-polluting transportation choices. An additional 500,000 residents already live adjacent to existing trails and will also benefit. In addition, the trail network improves economic competitiveness by connecting people directly to business parks and their places of work. A fully completed Green Transportation Network will make the East Bay an even more attractive place for new businesses and a highly skilled workforce to locate. According to EBRPD Board of Directors President Doug Siden, this is the largest

single competitive grant that the district has ever received. “The East Bay Regional Park District has always been quite innovative in providing East Bay residents with opportunities that mesh well with their lifestyles, whether for work or recreating. I’m quite pleased that this project, supported so well by our congressional delegation and area stakeholders, is very forward-thinking about how to achieve healthy, livable and sustainable communities that value walking, biking and transit.” The total EBGTI project cost is estimated to be $43.3 million. The total percentage of project costs provided by the TIGER II grant program represents about 25 percent of the total project costs. The EBRPD will

provide the remaining funds through its voter approved Measure AA and WW, and funding partners including SAFETEA-LU, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority, Contra Costa Transportation Authority, West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee, the San Francisco Bay Trail Project, and the cities of Dublin, Pleasanton and Hercules. The entire application, along with detailed project descriptions, can be found on the EBRPD website, www.ebparks.org/ebgti. More details about funding for the EBRPD application will be released shortly, and the EBRPD will update the website as information becomes available.

Treasure from page 1A Boxes,” said Melander. “But I would love to see people thinking about the Holiday Treasure Boxes not only for themselves, but also for their family, friends, neighbors, pastors, military family and seniors; anyone they think may be blessed by a little extra help this season. This is a wonderful way to make a dif-

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work done at home or office, typically in under two hours. Using a variety of metal rods and body picks, dent technicians such as Helm are able to push the dents out from the inner side of a car’s body panel. Glue may also be used from the outside of the panel to pull the dents out. The repair is fine-tuned by tapping down small high spots created by the original repair, making the surface flat. Paintless dent repair may be used on both aluminum and steel panels, and because no sanding or painting are involved, the process is 100 percent “green.” “I see a lot of different kinds of dents and I can take out some really big ones, like the panels that have been kicked in by an unhappy boyfriend or girlfriend,” said Helm. “But the typical repairs are for door dings.” Dent removal is not a new technique – it’s been around for as long as sheet metal has been used on cars – but over the past decade the popularity of paintless dent repair has spawned a growing cottage industry. Not all services however, are created equal. “This is really an art form,” said see King page 8B

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Stan Tittle, owner of Brentwood Transmissions & Auto Care Center at 305 Central Terrace, said he experiences this dilemma on a weekly basis. According to Tittle, a car owner should consider several things before giving the green light to a costly repair: the car’s subjective value and the difference between its overall mechanical condition and its Blue Book value, which can be found at www.kelleybluebook.com. “There is a point of no return,” Tittle said. “It just depends on the Blue Book value of the vehicle versus the repairs and also what the customer feels his car is worth to him as far as the mechanical shape of the vehicle.” According to Tittle, owners sentimentally attached to their car usually opt for the repairs in order to keep their prized possession running smoothly. But when heavy repairs such as maintenance of the transmission (which Tittle said can cost up to $3,000) or the engine come into play, owners should give serious thought to cutting their losses. If the car looks good on the outside, however, and has no serious mechanical problems, owners should opt for repairs. “Some vehicles that are in good mech shape would be worth fixing even though the Blue Book value is not what it should be,” Tittle said.

It depends on how the customer likes the car, and its sentimental value. Sometimes people don’t care at that point what it costs – they just love the car. – Gary Kendall, owner of Kendall Automotive The first things to wear out on older cars, Tittle said, are safety items such as brakes, lights and windshield wipers. Problems involving the water pump, radiator and timing belts are also common – totaling about $300 or more – but not as costly as major repairs. Gary Kendall, owner of Kendall Automotive at 205 Oak St., advises oldercar owners to prepare for a major repair by setting aside money each month. Even so, said Kendall, “It depends on how the customer likes the car, and its sentimental value. Sometimes people don’t care at that point what it costs – they just love the car.” To comment, visit www.thepress.


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Gorilla Rilla brought his patented fan-aticism to the sixth annual event on Brentwood Boulevard. n what has become an annual staple for both car enthusiasts and hungry people, Rick and Linda Wilson at Brentwood Napa Car Parts held their sixth annual Car Show, benefi ting the Brentwood Regional Community Chest. More than 100 entries were featured in this year’s event and more than 25 sponsors supported the cause. Participants helped raise nearly $3,000 and contribute several boxes of toys and food for the Community Chest’s annual Christmas Basket program, getting the Brentwood charity off to a good start for the holiday season. Live music by Savage Lands and a surprise appearance by the Gorilla Rilla added to the fun, and 25 awards were given out for various categories of vehicles. “Brentwood Auto Parts has been a huge supporter for many, many years, not only with their car show, but they keep a donation box at their register all year and have food and toy drives for us,” said Lill Pierce of the Community Chest. “Is it too early to say Merry Christmas?”

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Obsidian from page 4B “Mercedes Benz is a very specialized vehicle,” said Obsidian Motors owner Ian Lebb. “The engineering is completely different. There is a network within each car – like its own Internet – and it contains aircraft-level technology, so the average service station isn’t equipped to handle that advanced engineering. We have a special diagnostic system that’s the same thing you’d find at the dealer, but you don’t have to travel nearly as far.” When Lebb came to Oakley a few years ago, he saw a lot of Mercedes on the roads, but no specialty shops catering exclusively to those German luxury cars, so he decided to open a shop in Antioch. He later moved his business to Oakley, where he operates a larger maintenance facility. Lebb, however, is more than a maintenance shop owner – he’s a Master Grand Technician. This highest status among Mercedes Benz technicians is earned by only the top 30 techs in the United States. More than 4,000 technicians are tested each year, and Lebb’s perfect scores have earned him the formidable title two years in a row. As one of the top technicians in his field, having chalked up more than 30

King from page 2B Helm, who is fully licensed, trained and insured. “And not everyone can do it. I spent 25 years in the auto body repair field and I’ve got the experience.” Here’s what you need to consider when it comes to the success of paintless dent repair: Color. Contrary to what might seem logical, the lighter the car, the tougher it is to get out the dents. White, for example, catches the light at odd angles and can be the hardest color to fix. Conversely, said Helms, metallics and grays are the easiest to fix.

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years of experience working with Mercedes Benz automobiles, Lebb travels the world teaching classes through WorldPac, a renowned automobile training institute. His work is so respected that Mercedes owners come to Oakley from across the Bay Area to get his crew to work on their cars. One of Lebb’s customers brings his Mercedes all the way from Southern California for routine maintenance, aware that Obsidian Motors provides a trusted, quality service that’s hard to find. “My philosophy is that you do the job right at a fair price,” Lebb said. “That’s what it boils down to. We do everything from electronics and engines to windshields and upholstery work. My staff is highly trained to handle this particular type of car and we’re constantly educating ourselves about the latest techniques and advances in technology. We stay on top of things so that we know the cars inside and out and can save our customers money. We take pride in our work and our customers know that.” Obsidian Motors is located at 1241 Main St. in Oakley. For more information, call 925-625-7700 or visit www. obsidianmotors.com. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

Type. The type of dent will determine how easy it is to remove. Round dents – such as those caused by hailstorms and rocks – are easier to remove than creases – typically caused by collisions. Location. As in real estate, a dent’s location is all-important. Door dings are easier to repair, said Helms, than dents or creases on trunks or along the bodyline of the vehicle. For more information, call the Dent King at 925-323-1045 or visit www. paintlessdentking.com. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Wolverines look for answers after loss by Justin Lafferty

back Brian Thomas scored on a three-yard touchdown run, the final points to hit the scoreboard. The 5-foot-5-inch senior was a workhorse for Deer Valley, carrying the ball 16 times for 59 yards and catching the ball twice for 15 yards. Behr went 11-for-19 passing for 152 yards, 75 of which were claimed by junior receiver Miles Walker. The JV Wolverines also fell to the Pirates, losing 37-32. Freshman QB Nsimba Webster was intercepted with about two minutes remaining in the game, as his team was down by five. Pittsburg then ran for a touchdown, making the score 37-26. Webster showed off his arm on the next possession, launching a 64-yard touchdown bomb to Lee Ward. Deer Valley fell to 4-2 while the Pirates moved to 5-1. For the full story, visit www.thepress.net.

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The Deer Valley and Pittsburg High varsity football teams practiced role reversal on Friday night. The Pirates’ 47-12 victory made them look more like the defending Bay Valley Athletic League champs who entered the game with a solid record. The host Wolverines (4-2) played as if they were seeking their first win. Pittsburg, winless in the preseason, seized momentum on the game’s first play – a 67-yard pass from junior QB Malik Watson to senior receiver Julius Mozee – and didn’t look back. “We just weren’t ready for their intensity,” Deer Valley senior quarterback Mike Behr said. “I think we just lost it mentally. We let other things get in the way of tonight’s game.” Some Wolverine players said they had a good week of practice, but weren’t able to get totally prepared for the game. In a match-up of teal, black and orange, yellow was the predominant color on Friday night. Deer Valley was penalized 11 times (the Pirates drew 13 flags), including the ejection of senior lineman Wesley Faatalale in the third quarter. Near midfield, there was an argument between players from both teams. Faatalale, who removed his helmet, was thrown out after referees discussed the incident for a few minutes. “We had a different team that walked into this locker room; I’m not sure what transpired,” Deer Valley head coach Rich Woods said. “They had no rhythm, and Pittsburg’s a good football team. I don’t think our kids felt that they were going to be that good.” Pittsburg, which advanced to 1-5, racked up 19 unanswered points in the first quarter, putting up a quick distance. Watson finished 6-for-13 passing for 147 yards, two touchdowns and

Freedom 27, Antioch 10

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Deer Valley senior defensive back Jesse White tries to catch Pittsburg junior receiver Terrance Barnes during the second quarter of Friday’s game. two interceptions. Mozee made three catches for 111 yards and two touchdowns, also going 3-for-3 under center. Deer Valley got on the board with 6:10 left in the second quarter on a four-yard run by senior halfback Lamontay Marshall, making it 25-6. Another Pittsburg touchdown set the score at 32-6 going into halftime. With less than a minute remaining in the game, the Wolverines gave the crowd something to cheer about. Running

Liberty sinks Heritage Liberty High’s boys water polo team earned a key victory last week in its quest for a Bay Valley Athletic League title, edging rival Heritage 7-5. Lions center defenders Jase Roessler and Alex Soderberg accumulated four steals on the night while JT Sarmento led Liberty’s offense with three goals. Patriot utility man Jackson Bahns scored two goals; Carter Haines and Travis West notched one goal each. Lion head coach Kurt Roessler said he

was proud of the way his defense kept the Heritage shooters under control. The win raised the Lions’ record to 10-6 overall; 5-0 in BVAL play. Liberty faces Deer Valley on the road for the final league game of the season on Wednesday while the Patriots play Freedom in Oakley on Thursday. The Lions’ girls water polo team also came out on top that day, beating Heritage 7-2.

Freedom’s offense continues to improve this year, helping the team to a 4-2 record with a 27-10 victory over Antioch. Falcon sophomore QB Dante Mayes went 12-for-23 passing for 213 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. “Every week, he just gets better and better,” Freedom head coach Kevin Hartwig said. “He’s understanding what’s being asked of him.” Antioch senior quarterback Billy Cloninger also played a good game, racking up a season-high 201 yards through the air, 61 of which came on one pass. The Falcons were without the services of leading runner D’Amora Cooper, who was out with a knee injury, but senior halfback Timazray Shepherd stepped in with 146 rushing yards and a TD. Antioch will celebrate homecoming tonight, facing the 24 Liberty Lions. Freedom will play Deer Valley, which is also 4-2, for its homecoming game. Liberty’s Jase Roessler aims for a goal against Heritage goalie Ty Elder. Photo by Jolly Hanson


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Liberty’s Taylor Scriven tries to take a shot over Deer Valley’s Keesh Tolentino, left, and Tyler Harper.

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The recent varsity girls volleyball match between Deer Valley and Liberty was a success for both teams before the first ball was served. It was the third annual Dig for the Cure game, promoting breast cancer awareness. The Lions won 3-2 in action as intense as the players’ desire to support the cancer-awareness cause. The Wolverines hadn’t lost a Bay Valley Athletic League match since 2007, and three games into the Dig for the Cure match, it appeared likely the streak would continue. After dropping the opening game 25-22, Deer Valley came back to win the second and third games by scores of 25-17 and 25-15. Game four was headed down a similar path, as Deer Valley held a 17-12 lead. But a strong run of serves by Liberty sophomore setter and middle blocker Taylor Scriven cut the lead. After the teams went back and forth for a few points, Lion

Impact 12U takes second ast Diablo Boys 12U Impact took second place at the Hannah Welker Memorial Soccer Tournament in Morgan Hill last month. Impact went 3-1 for the weekend, playing three of its four games against 13U teams. Impact led in total points going into the championship game, but fell short of first place by only two points. The tournament is named for 12-year-old San Jose Thunder player Hannah Welker, who died in a car accident on her way home from a soccer tournament in July of 2008.

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defensive specialist and junior Taylor Morgan stepped up to the service line trailing 23-21. Her serves ignited the Lions’ comeback – they didn’t drop another point in the fourth game, which they won 25-23. In the fifth and deciding game, the teams traded points to an 8-8 tie. Liberty took a 9-8 lead and never looked back, winning the match 15-11. “Liberty is kind of known to start slow, and we’re always underdogs,” said Liberty head coach Linda Ghilarducci. “We train for the fifth game. We have three- or four-hour practices, so we don’t get tired. Nothing to take away from them – it was an even match. That builds confidence. It’s a nice match and it’s a win both ways.” Deer Valley saw several strong performances in defeat. Seniors Courtney Brown and Keesh Tolentino both made strong serves in the games the Wolverines won. Junior outside hitter Marisa Malone played her strongest game, totaling 13 points. see Charity page 12B


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Charity from page 11B The match gave both schools 2-1 records in league play. Deer Valley is 7-14 overall, while Liberty holds a 4-14 record. Both are finding their stride after sub-.500 pre-seasons and aim to regain their reputation as forces to be reckoned with. The two prior Dig for the Cure games raised close to $10,000 and this year’s game promised to at least equal that pace. Both teams wore pink shirts in the pregame warm-ups. Once the game started, Liberty wore pink tops and Deer Valley wore pink shorts. “It’s a way for the kids and us to give back,” said Wolverine head coach Lou Panzella before the match. “We’re friendly rivals. You want to do something in the match that’s important so that people will come to see. I enjoy doing it with Liberty because I know Linda takes it seriously and I know that it’s going to be a pretty good match.” The Dig for the Cure venue alternates between Deer Valley in even-numbered years and Liberty in odd-numbered years. Despite the players’ friendly demeanor and common goal, they strive to match – if not outpace – their opponents’ fundraising totals, which is why the competition continues to intensify with each passing season. “It’s nice to see it grow from where it started for such a good cause,” said Liberty’s senior opposite hitter Chantal Lasher, who has participated in all three annual Dig for the Cure matches. “Every single one of us on the team loves volleyball. We live it and we breathe it. With something as serious as breast cancer, being able to help out with something we love doing is amazing.” Panzella said Deer Valley’s side raised $1,795 for breast cancer research. “Every year,” said Ghilarducci, “I have asked my group how many of them know someone with cancer, and they all raise their hands. So it really hits home for them. The girls really want to do it, too. So I think that it’s exciting.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Freedom serves up win over Heritage by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer In the latest chapter of what coaches and athletes call a growing rivalry, Freedom High’s girls varsity tennis team eked out a 5-4 victory over Heritage last week. The Falcons won despite conceding both the top singles and doubles match-ups. Top Patriot singles player Arlesha Samuda defeated Freedom’s Nicole Zanarini, while Tisha Cunanan and Allyson Ancheta topped Kristen Quesada and Madison Mills. The Falcons won the other two doubles matches and three more singles games to clinch the victory. Freedom’s Sierra Quinley and Randi Strain beat Kim Vogler and Allysa Ancheta, and Kendall Markham and Amanda Weaver came out on top over Aspen Holden and Kaitlyn Bourque for the two doubles victories. “We always fight for every point and give 110 percent each time, so our motivation is what gets us through every day,” Quesada said. The win advanced the Falcons to 10-5

Madison Mills, a player on Freedom’s No. 1 doubles team, keeps the ball in play.

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overall; 6-0 in Bay Valley Athletic League play. The Patriots dropped to 5-6 overall; 33 record BVAL foes. Head coach Ed Dong was proud of his girls’ effort, considering many are in their first year of varsity competition. He was impressed with the progression of Laura Ellingson, a sophomore who earned her first victory of the season

on Thursday over Freedom’s Emma Mollenhauer. Singles player Megan Cleek also earned praise from her coach. “They did well; I’m very proud of them,” Dong said. “They’re still learning what it takes to play varsity and they’re stepping up.” For the full story, visit www.thepress. net.

Rookies stop Ravens elta Patriots Rookies West players Nicky Einess and Brady Peterson tackle a Weston Ranch player in action last weekend. The Rookies West topped the Ravens 34-0. To see how other Delta Patriots teams fared, visit www.thepress. net.

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The East County Lions, seen here earlier this season, completed a clean sweep of the West Pittsburg Trojans last weekend. The Lions teams will face Antioch this weekend. For a full recap of East County action, visit www.thepress.net.


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Fabulous fundraiser ooking for an exciting night out on the town while supporting Brentwood’s students and schools? Then mark Nov. 18 on your calendar for the Brentwood Union School District’s Education Foundation fundraiser at Club Los Press file photo Meganos – Trilogy at the Vineyards. The annual event, shown above at last year’s party, is sponsored in part by Shea Homes and features dining and fine wines. The party begins at 6:30 p.m. with a wine tasting, followed by a buffet dinner at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the cocktail-attire, no-host-bar event are $80 and can be purchased by calling 925-513-6349.

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or poems will receive a certificate of recognition and will be honored at the Antioch store during a ceremony for the winning teachers. Winning teachers from Antioch area will be entered in the regional contest. Six regional winners will be chosen. Each regional winner will receive a NOOK eBook Reader and a $500 Barnes & Noble gift card. From the pool of six regional winners, Barnes & Noble will name one teacher the Barnes & Noble National Teacher of the Year. The winning teacher will receive $5,000, the title of My Favorite Teacher, and be recognized at a special community celebration at a local Barnes & Noble store. The winning teacher’s school will receive $5,000 and an event with a well-known author. The Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest is underway and ends March 18, 2011. Only students enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12 and teachers employed in elementary, middle or high schools in the United States are eligible to win. More details on the contest rules can be found at www.bn.com/myfavoriteteacher. Participating students should submit their essay or poem to Shannon Skinner at the Antioch Barnes & Noble store by March 18, 2011.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #F-0006595-00 The name of the business (es): Gopher Buster Located at: 2043 Windward Point In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Amerigreen Technology, 2043 Windward Point, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. 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: Patricia Tikalsky, CFO This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 17, 2010 By: B. Basch, Deputy Expires: September 17, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006416-00 The name of the business (es): National Hotel Motel Brokers Located at: 3940 Lighthouse Place In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): MAT Properties, Inc., 3940 Lighthouse Place, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 7/8/05. Signature of registrant: Howard A. Mathews, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 9, 2010 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: September 9, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006442-00 The name of the business (es): Accurate Accounting and Business Consulting Services Located at: 4862 South Point In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Arja Humphreys and Stuart Humphreys, 4862 South Point. 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: Arja Humphreys This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 9, 2010 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: September 9, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006713-00 The name of the business (es): Trinity Ad Group Located at: 1102 San Donato Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Lisa Marie Hanson and Neil Tracy Hanson, 1102 San Donato 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: Lisa Hanson/ Neil T. Hanson This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 22, 2010 By: L. Barajas, Deputy Expires: September 22, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 2010

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: September 28, 2010 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: ORIGINAL MELS INC. THE The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 2523 SAND CREEK ROAD BRENTWOOD, CA 945137185 Type of license(s) Applied for: 41On-Sale Beer And Wine - Eating Place Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date(s): October 15, 22, 29, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006939-00 The name of the business (es): Sunkissed Mobile Tanning Company Located at:2400 Villa Drive, #108 In: Pittsburg, CA 94565 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Teresa Elisa Dominguez, 2400 Villa Drive, #108, Pittsburg, CA 94565. 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: Teresa Dominguez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 30, 2010 By: B. Basch, Deputy Expires: September 30, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006760-00 The name of the business (es): Welcome Home Decorators Located at: 1161 Tropicana Lane In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Joyce Lee, 1161 Tropicana Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Joyce Lee This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: Seotember 24, 2010 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: September 24, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006781-00 The name of the business (es): Visual Productions Photography; Blindinglight Photography Located at: 317 Oak Street, Suite B In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s):Jennifer OByrne This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenc ed to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 8/9/10 Signature of registrant: Jennifer OByrne This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 24, 2010 By: P. Cornelius, Deputy Expires: September 24, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006825-00 The name of the business (es): Joanne’s Jems Located at: 330 West Ruby Street In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Joanne Petsas-Bell, 330 West Ruby Street, 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: Joanne Petsas-Bell This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 27, 2010 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: September 27, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006904-00 The name of the business (es): Sals Auto Sales Located at: 5660 Main Street In: Oakley, CA 94561. Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Marisol Gomez, 841 Chianti Way, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 9/29/10. Signature of registrant: Marisol Gomez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 29, 2010 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: September 29, 2015 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 2010

shown herein. TRUSTOR: HAROLD W FRIESEN, A MARRIED MAN Recorded 3/21/- 2007 as Instrument No. 20070082009-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:11/5/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 765 WATERVILLE DRIVE BRENTWOOD, California 945130000 APN #: 019-500-051-8 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $530,701.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. ETS Services, LLC Date: 10/7/2010 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3753770 10/- 15/2010, 10/22/2010, 10/29/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 15, 22, 29, 2010

“mortgage loan servicer” as defined in Civil Code 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52. Fidelity National Title Company, as Agent for the mortgage loan servicer as defined under California Civil Code section 2923.53 (k)(3) By: Juan Enriquez, Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.fidelityasap.com/ AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-259-7850 ASAP# 3760521 10/08/2010, 10/15/2010, 10/22/- 2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 8, 15, 22, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0072277 Title Order No. 10-8308346 Investor/Insurer No. 1689136043 APN No. 032- 351-012-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/09/2003. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: MARK T. GREENWOOD, A MARRIED MAN, dated 06/09/2003 and recorded 06/26/03, as Instrument No. 2003-0302985-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 11/05/2010 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: 3647 WELLS ROAD, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $156,324.25. 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/- 03/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3733189 10/08/2010, 10/15/- 2010, 10/22/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 8, 15, 22, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 236507CA Loan No. 3010974891 Title Order No. 602132845 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 11-12- 2010 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 09-13-2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006-028904100, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: MAUREEN LESLIE BILLS, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the

remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: PARCEL A, MAP OF RECORD OF SURVEY, FILED MARCH 18, 1966, BOOK 40, LICENSED SURVEYORS MAPS, PAGE 48, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: 1. THE INTEREST CONVEYED TO THE COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, BY DEED RECORDED MAY 6, 1921, BOOK 289, DEEDS, PAGE 364, ‘’FOR HIGHWAY PURPOSES’’ OVER THE EAST 20 FEET. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $869,668.58 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1851 EDEN PLAINS ROAD BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 APN Number: 015-020-021 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. DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 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 Section 2923.55.DATE: 10-15-2010 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 2597850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3777408 10/22/2010, 10/29/2010, 11/05/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: October 22, 29, November 5, 2010

lows: [ 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: 10/18/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3748704 10/- 22/2010, 10/29/2010, 11/05/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Aaron Murphy, P.O. Box 285, Oakley, CA 94561 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Aaron Murphy FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAMECASE NUMBER: N10-1372 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Aaron Murphy filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Cameron Nicholas Adams (AKA) Cameron Michael Adams (AKA) Cameron M. Adams to Proposed Name: Cameron Julian Murphy 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: 10/26/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS, 248 OAK STREET, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 b. Notice to biological mother is waived by order of the court. Date: August 24, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006446-10 The name of the business (es): Marvin Gardens Real Estate; Marvin Gardens Real Estate Properties Located at: 1577 Solano Avenue In: Berkeley, CA 94707 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Marvin Gardens Real Estate III, 1577 Solano Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94707 This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 4/1/77 Signature of registrant: Ann Arriola Plant, Chief Executive Officer This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on:September 10, 2010 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: September 10, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006932-00 The name of the business (es): COMPUTECH Located at: 468 LEVEE ROAD In: BAY POINT, CA 94565 Mailing: P.O. Box 304, PITTSBURG, CA 94565 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): DIEGO RIVEROS, 468 LEVEE ROAD, BAY POINT, CA 94565. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 9/30/10. Signature of registrant: DIEGO RIVEROS This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 30, 2010 By: Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires: September 30, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006818-00 The name of the business (es): Federal Employee Benefits Review Located at: 1477 Bismarck Lane In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Mailing: P.O. Box 1572, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Robert Sapia, 1477 Bismarck Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Robert Sapia This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 27, 2010 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: September 27, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006837-00 The name of the business (es): Brentwood Orthodontics Located at: 2201 Balfour Road, Suite B In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): LaJuan Hall DDS-Dentistry for Children, Inc., 2201 Balfour Road, Suite A, 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: 5/3/10. Signature of registrant: LaJuan Hall, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 27, 2010 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: September 27, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006746-00 The name of the business (es): EVOLUTION COLLISION SERVICE Located at: 141 TREADWELL COURT In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): BRIAN MAHLER AND NANCY MAHLER, 141 TREADWELL 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: 9/23/10. Signature of registrant: Brian D. Mahler This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 23, 2010 By: L. Barajas, Deputy Expires: September 23, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006827-00 The name of the business (es): Advanced Rx Management Located at: 2694 Bishop Drive, Suite 211 In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Advanced Rx Management, 2694 Bishop Drive, Suite 211, 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: 8/1/10. Signature of registrant: Jeffrey E. Azevedo, CEO This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 27, 2010 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: September 27, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0007000-00 The name of the business (es): Polar Wine Solutions; Glamour Girl Wine Charms Located at: 5561 Lanai Court In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): White Sage LLC, 5561 Lanai Court, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Company The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Deborah Read, CFO & Manager This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: October 4, 2010 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: october 4, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0007029-00 The name of the business (es): Archangel Defence Concepts LLC Located at: 5320 Gold Creek Circle In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Archangel Defense Concepts LLC, 5320 Gold Creek Circle, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Company The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Stacie Anadon, Member Manager This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: October 6, 2010 By: Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires: October 6, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006993-00 The name of the business (es): WALK IN TUB EXPERTS Located at: 3141 Blue Lake Court In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Douglas Gilbert Ellison, 5125 Sellers Avenue, 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: 10/4/10. Signature of registrant: Douglas Gilbert Ellison This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: October 4, 2010 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: October 4, 2015 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006604-00 The name of the business (es): Apple and Eve Entertainment Located at: 150 Trent Place In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Victoria N. Smith and Rolanda S. Winston, 150 Trent Place, 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: Victoria N. Smith This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 17, 2010 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: September 16, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-251477-C Loan No. 0176441509 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/14/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any,

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 09067186 . Loan No. 0031218837 Title Order No. 090831553CAMSI APN 019240006 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED June 30, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On October 28, 2010, at 10:00 AM, at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA,Power Default Services, Inc., as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on July 10, 2006, as Instrument No. 2006021612000 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CA , executed by: JOSE LAPITAN AND ELIZABETH LAPITAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP, as Trustor, in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 574 APPLE HILL DR, BRENTWOOD, CA The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee- s Sale is estimated to be $458,326.57 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary- s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier- s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee- s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: 10/1/2010 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., Trustee By: Fidelity National Title Company, its agent 17592 E. 17th Street, Suite 300, Tustin , CA 92780, 714-508-5100 By: Juan Enriquez, Authorized Signature The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.52(c) declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent has obtained an exemption from the state regulator that is current and valid and the additional 90 day period does not apply. This loan servicer has implemented a comprehensive loan modification program that meets the requirements of civil code section California Civil Code 2923.53. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10-368684-VF Order # 100377050-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/26/2007. 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): GAJRAJJIT SINGH DHILLON AND JOY DHILLON , HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 7/2/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0190113-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 11/12/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $350,512.75 The purported property address is: 110 VELLA CIRCLE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037- 510-041 037-510-041-9 132 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Bank of America 475 Crosspoint Parkway Getzville NY 14068 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as fol-

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Mikalli Alika Rashida Thema, 1145 Second Street, #229, Brentwood, CA 94513 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Mikalli Alika Rashida Thema FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N10-1474TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Mikalli Alika Rashida Thema filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Mikalli Alika Rashida Thema (AKA) Merthia Lee Thompson to Proposed Name: Merthia Lee Caston-Thompson 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:11/4/10 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: September 2, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006923-00 The name of the business (es): Imperial Boards Located at: 4175 Brown Road In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Geoffrey Perkins, 4175 Brown Road, Oakley, CA 94561 This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 9/30/10. Signature of registrant: Geoffrey Perkins This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 30, 2010 By: Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires: September 30, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 2010


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0072619 Title Order No. 10-8308288 Investor/Insurer No. 1705337534 APN No. 037- 222-044-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/11/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: FELIPE MORALES AND EMMA MORALES, dated 10/11/2007 and recorded 10/17/07, as Instrument No. 2007-0288661- 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/- 05/2010 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: 5257 IRONWOOD LANE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $331,693.17. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/- 03/2010 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# FNMA373546610/08/2010, 10/15/- 2010, 10/22/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-477 Publish Dates: October 8, 15, 22, 2010

obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. 3815 S.W. Temple Salt Lake City UT 84115-4412. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has 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 apply to 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: 10/12/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3770887 10/- 22/2010, 10/29/2010, 11/05/2010 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 2010

the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 10/4/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3729507 10/- 08/2010, 10/15/2010, 10/22/2010 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: October 8, 15, 22, 2010

agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3729105 10/- 08/2010, 10/15/2010, 10/22/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 8, 15, 22, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0072582 Title Order No. 10-8308255 Investor/Insurer No. 1706600292 APN No. 019- 620-093-5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/24/2008. 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: BRIJ PATI, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 03/- 24/2008 and recorded 04/01/08, as Instrument No. 2008-0069699- 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/- 12/2010 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: 468 MONTECITO DR, BRENTWOOD, CA, 945137053. 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 $292,438.29. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/- 09/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3740925 10/15/2010, 10/- 22/2010, 10/29/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 15, 22, 29, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10-373280-EV Order # 100419122-CA-LMI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/18/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): ROBERT L OLLIVIER AND STEPHANIE M OLLIVIER, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 2/27/2008 as Instrument No. 2008-0040544-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 11/5/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $419,711.48 The purported property address is: 2502 LANSDOWN CT BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessors Parcel No. 019-450- 024-5 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to

the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to PNC Mortgage, a division of PNC Bank, N.A 3232 Newmark Dr. Miamisburg OH 45342. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has 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: 10/15/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# FNMA3746600 10/15/2010, 10/22/2010, 10/29/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 15, 22, 29, 2010

HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES LYING (500) FIVE HUNDRED FEET BELOW THE SURFACE AS RESERVED IN THE DEED BY TRI-STATE LIVESTOCK CREDIT CORPORATION RECORDED JANUARY 18, 1984, BOOK 11615, PAGE 59, OFFICIAL RECORDS, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY. 3. THE INTEREST RELINQUISHED TO THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD IN SUBSURFACE MINERAL RIGHTS AND WATER RIGHTS BELOW 300 FEET AS SET FORTH ON THE FILED MAP. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $572,950.39 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 2413 BERKSHIRE LANE BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 APN Number: 019-600-056 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. DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 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 Section 2923.55. DATE: 10-15- 2010CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573- 1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3776498 10/22/2010, 10/29/2010, 11/05/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 2010

cessful 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: 10/18/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3748501 10/- 22/2010, 10/29/2010, 11/05/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0048376 Title Order No. 4423688 Investor/Insurer No. N/A APN No. 035-341-015-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/24/- 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: VICTOR F BARAJAS JESSELLE A BARAJAS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 01/24/2005 and recorded 02/01/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0036246-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 11/12/2010 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: 4332 CHENIN LANE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $390,616.34. 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/- 13/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3735548 10/15/2010, 10/22/2010, 10/29/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 15, 22, 29, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-229500-ED Order # 090001335-CA-DCI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/7/2006. 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): MICHAEL ALLEN HESS, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 7/14/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0222996-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 11/12/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $532,266.20 The purported property address is: 2811 ABBEYDALE COURT BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessors Parcel No. 019-520059 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10-370743-AL Order # 506829 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/31/2007. 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): JORGE I GONZALEZ, A SINGLE MAN Recorded: 8/10/- 2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0230131-00 in book XXX, page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 10/28/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $402,985.44 The purported property address is: 8 PANARAMA CT BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessors Parcel No. 010-470-025 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. 7301 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville FL 32256 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10-371259-AL Order # 100398776-CA-GTO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/21/2006. 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. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): RYAN RICHARDS, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded: 3/28/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0093752-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 10/28/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $414,861.85 The purported property address is: 263 WASHINGTON DR BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessors Parcel No. 016-300-150 6 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. 7301 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville FL 32256 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 10/4/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 7302727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 236183CA Loan No. 0688874098 Title Order No. 602132306 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 04-18-2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01-18- 2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 04-22-2005, Book , Page , Instrument 2005-014164400, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: CATHY L. LITTLE AND VICTOR R. LITTLE, WIFE AND HUSBAND, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 94, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 8210, FILED SEPTEMBER 13, 2001, MAP BOOK 434, PAGE 40, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM. 1. THE UNDIVIDED 4/9 INTEREST IN ‘’ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND ALL MINERALS’’ LYING MORE THAN (500) FIVE HUNDRED FEET BELOW THE SURFACE WITHOUT ANY RIGHTS OF SURFACE ACCESS AND/OR SURFACE ENTRY, DISTRIBUTED TO LORETTA WHALEY, ANNETTA ROMETTI, LOIS ROMETTI, LOIS WELKER AND VIOLA GOMEZ IN THE DEGREES OF DISTRIBUTION RECORDED SEPTEMBER 8, 1966, BOOK 5200, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 672, AND RECORDED JULY 31, 1973, BOOK 7010, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 134, AND RESERVED IN THE DEEDS RECORDED OCTOBER 13, 1995, SERIES NO. 95-177713, SERIES NO. 95-177714, SERIES NO. 95-177714, SERIES NO. 95- 177715, SERIES NO. 95177716, SERIES NO. 95-177717, SERIES NO. 95-177718, SERIES NO. 95- 177719, OFFICIAL RECORDS. 2. AN UNDIVIDED ONE THIRD (1/3) INTEREST OF ALL OIL, GAS, MINERALS AND OTHER

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10-373802-VF Order # 521688 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/14/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): FRANK E. PHILLIPS AND SHERRY LYNN PHILLIPS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 11/22/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0451273- 00 in book XXX, page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 11/12/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $362,508.90 The purported property address is: 1738 CHANDON WAY OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037-255-006 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Bank of America 475 Crosspoint Parkway Getzville NY 14068 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the suc-

STATEMENT OF WITHDRAWL FROM PARTNERSHIP OPERATING UNDER FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) Has withdrawn as a general partner(s) from the partnership operating under the fictitious business name of AT YOUR DOOR AUTO WASH at 7258 BRENTWOOD BOULEVARD, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513. The fictitious business name statement for the partnership was filed on January 22, 2008 in the County of Contra Costa under the File Number F-0000463-00. The full name and residence of the person or persons withdrawing as partner(s): STACI FRENCH, 4230 SALGADO AVENUE, OAKLEY, CA 94561 Signature: Staci French This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra County on the dateindicated by file stamp above: September 14, 2015 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010


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SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) CASE NUMBER (N˙mero del Caso): C1000470 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): JANTO S. WIDJAJ, an individual; and DOES 1 through 10, inclusive YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF (LO EST’c1 DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): MERIWEST CREDIT UNION NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/- selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/- selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case.°AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dÌas, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versiÛn. Lea la informaciÛn a continuaciÛn. Tiene 30 D’cdAS DE CALENDARIO despuÈs de que le entreguen esta citaciÛn y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefÛnica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y m·s informaciÛn en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte. ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede m·s cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentaciÛn, pida al secretario de la corte que le dÈ un formulario de exenciÛn de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podr· quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin m·s advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisiÛn a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniÈndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperaciÛn de $10,000 Û m·s de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesiÛn de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is (El nombre y direcciÛn de la corte es): Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa, Martinez Courthouse, 725 Court Street, Martinez, California 94553 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la direcciÛn y el n˙mero de telÈfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Law Offices of Mark K. Oto SBN 100058, 255 North Market Street, Suite 260, San Jose, CA 95110 (408) 993-0303 DATE (Fecha): February 16, 2010 Clerk, by (Secretario): S. HARBRECHT, Deputy (Adjunto) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 2010

of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: HANNAH PELLATT, 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 SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE 725 COURT STREET, (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET) MARTINEZ CALIFORNIA all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: COMPLETELY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 410 ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY OAKLEY CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $334,196.37. 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. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in Civil Code 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52. CALIFORNIA DECLARATION I, John Kennerty, of America’s Servicing Company (“Mortgage Loan Servicer”), declare under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of California, that the following is true and correct: The Mortgage Loan Servicer has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the accompanying Notice of Sale is filed. AND/OR The timeframe for giving Notice of Sale specified in subdivision (a) of Civil Code Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Dated and Place 07/03/2009 FOR SALES INFORMATION: Mon - Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (714)730-2727 CAL- WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION 525 EAST MAIN STREET P.O. BOX 22004 EL CAJON CA 92022-9004 Dated: October 11, 2010 CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION By: Authorized Signature ASAP# 3741759 10/- 15/2010, 10/22/2010, 10/29/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 15, 22, 29, 2010

specified and possess a valid California Class “A” Contractor’s License. All bids are to be compared on the basis of the District Engineer’s estimate of the quantities of work to be done. Reclamation District No. 800, reserves the right to reject any or all of the bids. Bid award will be made on the basis of a single schedule. The award, if made, will be to the lowest single responsive and responsible bidder. In accordance with the provisions of Sections 1770 to 1781 of the California Labor Code, the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations has ascertained the general prevailing wage rates are applicable to work being performed on this project. Plans, specifications, and bid forms may be obtained at the office of the District’s Engineer, Kjeldsen, Sinnock & Neudeck, Inc., 711 North Pershing Avenue, Stockton, California or by mail: P. O. Box 844, Stockton, California 95201-0844. A non-refundable charge of $35.00 per set will be required for the plans and specifications. Electrical Technical and Construction, inquiries and questions should be directed to Richard C. Harris, R.E.E., HCS Engineering at (209) 478-8270. All other project inquiries and questions should be directed to Jeffrey A. Mueller or G. L. “Jerry” Hadley at (209) 9460268. Estimated cost range of project construction is $75,000 to $110,000. CHRISTOPHER H. NEUDECK, R.C.E. KJELDSEN, SINNOCK & NEUDECK, INC. ENGINEERING CONSULTANT’S TO RECLAMATION DISTRICT NO. 800 TELEPHONE NUMBER: (209) 946-0268 FAX NUMBER: (209) 946-0296 Dated: October 2010 Brentwood Press No. 02173 Publish Dates: October 22, 29, 2010

of exemption pursuant to California Civil code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the accompanying Notice of Sale is filed. AND/OR The timeframe for giving Notice of Sale specified in subdivision (a) of Civil Code Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Dated and Place 07/03/2009 FOR SALES INFORMATION: Mon - Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (714)730-2727 CAL- WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION 525 EAST MAIN STREET P.O. BOX 22004 EL CAJON CA 92022-9004 Dated: October 11, 2010 CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION By: Authorized Signature ASAP# 3741640 10/- 15/2010, 10/22/2010, 10/29/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 15, 22, 29, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1287528-10 APN: 011- 610-083 TRA: 60055 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx2984 REF: D’onofrio, Antonio IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED November 14, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On November 04, 2010, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded November 30, 2006, as Inst. No. 2006- 0382141-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Antonio D’onofrio and Adelina D’onofrio, As Trustees Of The Antonio D’onofrio And Adelina D’onofrio Revocable Living Trust Udt September 8, 1987, 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: 1741 Wilde Drive Discovery Bay CA 94514 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: $327,914.33. 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. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in civil code ‘a7 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to civil code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. the time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in civil code section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to civil code sections 2923.52. 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 15, 2010. (R-345741 10/15/10, 10/- 22/10, 10/29/10) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 15, 22, 29, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1258881-02 APN: 033- 271-046 TRA: 19029 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx3971 REF: Jones, Cassy IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED March 08, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On November 04, 2010, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded March 13, 2006, as Inst. No. 2006-0075355-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Cassy Jones, An Unmarried Woman and Chris Tesene, 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: 235 Robinwood Ave Oakley CA 94561-3410 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: $368,889.06. 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. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in civil code ‘a7 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to civil code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. the time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in civil code section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to civil code sections 2923.52. This California Declaration is made pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54 and is to be included with the Notice of Sale. I, Jaimee Gonzales, of Wachovia Mortgage, FSB (‘ Mortgage Loan Servicer’ ), declare under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of California, that the following is true and correct: The Mortgage Loan Servicer has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the accompanying notice of sale is filed AND The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Civil Code Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 7/22/09 Name of Signor: Jaimee Gonzales Title and/or Position: Vice President 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 01, 2010. (R-348379 10/15/10, 10/- 22/10, 10/29/10) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 15, 22, 29, 2010

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/- 31/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3770083 10/22/2010, 10/- 29/2010, 11/05/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015007054 Title Order No.: 100435824 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/27/- 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 08/02/- 2007 as Instrument No. 20070222294-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: MARTHA J BUNCH AND RONALD G BUNCH, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 11/12/2010 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 23 FOXGLOVE CT, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 034-480-009-9 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $495,271.77. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 10/21/- 2010 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 6617800 ASAP# 3768078 10/22/2010, 10/29/2010, 11/05/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1289385-10 APN: 035- 552-0222 TRA: 19-020 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx0353 REF: Waters, Bonita IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED January 29, 2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On November 04, 2010, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded February 08, 2008, as Inst. No. 2008-0026800-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Bonita Waters, A Married Woman, As Her Sole and Separate Property, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’ s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1747 Cedar Court Oakley CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims

any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. 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: $323,031.61. 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. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in civil code ‘a7 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to civil code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. the time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in civil code section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to civil code sections 2923.52. California Declaration I, John Kennerty, of America’ s Servicing Company (“ Mortgage Loan Servicer” ), declare under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of California, that the following is true and correct: The Mortgage Loan Services has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the accompanying Notice of Sale is filed. AND/OR The timeframe for giving Notice of Sale specified in subdivision (a) of Civil Code Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date and Place: 7/03/09 Fort Mill, South Carolina Name of Signor: John Kennerty Title and/or Position VP Communication 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 13, 2010. (R-346292 10/15/10, 10/22/10, 10/29/10) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 15, 22, 29, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Michael Cagalawan, 2355 Woodhill Drive, Pittsburg, CA 94565 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Michael Cagalawan FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAMECASE NUMBER: N10-1706 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Michael Cagalawan filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Michael Cagalawan to Proposed Name: Michael Tompkins 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: 12/7/10 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: October 8, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: JAGRUTI PALEJA, CHARLES PALEJA, 3821 Concord Boulevard, Concord, CA 94519 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: JAGRUTI PALEJA (Mother ) FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N10-1738 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: JAGRUTI PALEJA & CHARLES PALEJA filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. ANMOL PAVAN CHARLES PALEJA (AKA) PAWAN CHARLES PALEJA to Proposed Name: PAWAN CHARLES PALEJA 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: 12/09/10 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: October 15, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE APN: 033-420-081-3 Trustee Sale No. 1288262-10 LOAN NO: XXXXXX1466 TRA:19-029 REF: PELLATT, HANNAH UNINS Property Address: 410 ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY, OAKLEY CA 94561 IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED December 22, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER On November 04, 2010, at 10:00am, CALWESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded December 29, 2006, as Inst. No. 20060416691-00, in book XXX, page XXX,

PUBLIC NOTICE RECLAMATION DISTRICT NO. 800, BYRON TRACT CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA KSN Job No. 0855-0100-10-001 Sealed proposals will be received at the office of the District’s Engineer, Kjeldsen, Sinnock & Neudeck, Inc., 711 North Pershing Avenue, Stockton, California, until 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 1, 2010, at which time they will be publicly opened and read for a District Maintenance Project, North Pump Station Electrical Improvements at Indian Slough, Discovery Bay Basin to perform the following work: Equipment Demolition to remove old switchboard and coordinate shut down with P G & E. Installation of New Equipment and Motor Control Center – utility metering section, transformer/ panel section, starters, PLC and HMI section, installation, testing and coordination with P G & E for reconnection. No pre-Bid Conference or Job howing will be held. Contact Jeff Conway, RD 800 at (925) 634-2351 for site inspection. No bid will be accepted unless it is made on the bid forms furnished by the District’s Engineer. Fax bids will not be considered or accepted and will be grounds for rejection. 10% Bid Bond (Bid Guarantee) of the total amount bid is required. Insurance companies supplying sureties or bonds shall be admitted to supply such instruments within the State of California, shall be listed by the Office of the Insurance Commissioner, and shall have a minimum A.M. Best rating of A and have a good ability to meet their ongoing obligations to policy holders. Contractors shall be licensed in the State of California and regularly engaged in the type of work

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE APN: 034-290-015-6 Trustee Sale No. 1288307-10LOAN NO: XXXXXX3725 TRA:19-051 REF: ZACARIAS, MARK UNINS Property Address: 662 FRAIZER DRIVE, OAKLEY CA 94561 IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED August 24, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER On November 04, 2010, at 10:00am, CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded August 31, 2007, as Inst. No. 2007- 0248667-00, in book XXX, page XXX, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: MARK A. ZACARIAS, A SINGLE 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 SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE 725 COURT STREET, (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET) MARTINEZ CALIFORNIA all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: COMPLETELY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 662 FRAIZER DRIVE OAKLEY CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be 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: $328,417.40. 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. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in Civil Code 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52. CALIFORNIA DECLARATION I, John Kennerty, of America’s Servicing Company (“Mortgage Loan Servicer”), declare under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of California, that the following is true and correct: The Mortgage Loan Servicer has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0050621 Title Order No. 09-8154543 Investor/Insurer No. 1692102111 APN No. 033- 350-029-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/11/2003. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: LEONARD J SELPH, AN UNMARRIED MAN, AND CYNTHIA S ECKL, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, ALL AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 08/11/- 2003 and recorded 08/18/03, as Instrument No. 2003-0406221-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 11/- 19/2010 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: 20 HENRY COURT, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $360,432.43. 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


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 10-30823-FF-CA YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED12/07/- 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(s) must be made payable to National Default Servicing Corporation), drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state; will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made in an “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: ROBERTO G. ABAO AND MARIA CARMELA ABAO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP Duly Appointed Trustee: NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION Recorded 12/19/- 2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0403172-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California. Date of Sale: 11/12/- 2010 at 10:00 A.M. Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (Corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $469,643.54 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 5348 SUNRISE MEADOWS LANE, OAKLEY, CA 94561 A.P.N.: 037- 280-081 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5(b} declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent has either contacted the borrower or tried with due diligence to contact the borrower as required by California Civil Code 2923.5. Regarding the property that is the subject of this Notice of Sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in California Civil Code Section 2923.53 (k) (3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this Notice of Sale is recorded. The timeframe for giving a Notice of Sale specified in Subdivision (a) Section 2923.52 does not apply to this Notice of Sale pursuant to California Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 10/12/2010 NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION 7720 N. 16th Street, Suite 300 Phoenix, AZ 85020 phone 602-264-6101 Sales Line 714-730-2727; Sales Website: www. ndscorp.com/sales Nichole Alford, TRUSTEE SALES REPRESENTATIVE ASAP# 3771718 10/22/2010, 10/29/2010, 11/05/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 2010

the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 691 SCHOOL ST PITTSBURG, California 94565 APN #: 073246-011-8 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $348,391.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 10/1/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-7302727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3752732 10/- 08/2010, 10/15/2010, 10/22/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 8, 15, 22, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-252281-C Investor No. 10673763 Loan No. 0593309909 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/13/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: TAMLYNN C. LYNCH, A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded 4/17/2006 as Instrument No. 20060118093-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:11/12/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 19 BIRMINGHAM COURT OAKLEY, California 94561-0000 APN #: 034-380-059-5 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $513,760.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 10/18/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 ILEANNA PETERSEN, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3759366 10/22/2010, 10/29/2010, 11/05/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 2010

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: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $237,612.72(estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property purported as: 1246 W CYPRESS RD , OAKLEY, CA 945612057 APN Number: 035-290-006-2 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”. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the undersigned, as mortgage loan servicer or as authorized agent for the mortgage loan servicer declares that: (1) it has not obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 that was current and valid on the date the notice of sale was recorded; and, (2) the time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55 DATE: 10-10-2010 FOR TRUSTEE’S SALES INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL 714-730-2727, OR VISIT WEBSITE: WWW.LPSASAP.COM PLM LENDER SERVICES, INC., AS TRUSTEE PLM LENDER SERVICES, INC., AGENT FOR OR AS SERVICING AGENT (408)370-4030 ELIZABETH GODBEY, VICE PRESIDENT PLM LENDER SERVICES, INC. IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 3770955 10/22/2010, 10/29/2010, 11/05/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015006433 Title Order No.: 100397272 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/26/- 2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 12/07/- 2004 as Instrument No. 20040468264-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: ANGEL FIGUEROA, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 10/28/2010 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5374 MEADOW WOOD LANE, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 037- 280-005 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $283,994.24. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap. com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 10/03/- 2010 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3743445 10/08/2010, 10/- 15/2010, 10/22/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 8, 15, 22, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-212114-PJ Order # 400012634 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/10/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash,

cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): MOHAMED A KHAN AND MARLO KHAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 10/18/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0330302-00 in book XXX, page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 11/5/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $458,153.89 The purported property address is: 1254 FETZER LN OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037- 420-019 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. 7301 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville FL 32256. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 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 apply to 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: 10/5/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3763744 10/- 15/2010, 10/22/2010, 10/29/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 15, 22, 29, 2010

claims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $310,724.50 The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale. The undersigned caused a Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, Lender or Servicer has declared it has obtained a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 from the Commissioner that is current and valid as of the date of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale and the requirements of Section 2923.52(a) does not apply to this Notice of Trustee’s Sale. Dated: 10/4/2010 MAX DEFAULT SERVICES CORPORATION Ryan Remington/Authorized Signature FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-259-7850 Max Default Services Corp. is attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3762528 10/15/- 2010, 10/22/2010, 10/29/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publsih Dates: October 15, 22, 29, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015006535 Title Order No.: 100403136 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/11/- 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. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 05/18/- 2005 as Instrument No. 2005- 0177160-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: DIANA LYNN CAMP, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 10/28/2010 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 660 MOCKINGBIRD LN, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 033- 290-017 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $295,336.77. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 10/08/- 2010 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3749256 10/08/2010, 10/- 15/2010, 10/22/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 8, 15, 22, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10-371392-AL Order # 100400334-CA-GTO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/5/2006. 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): ADENIKE OYEWOLE, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 12/13/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0396956-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 10/29/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $365,470.43 The purported property address is: 1603 ASHWOOD DR OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 035-452-007-4 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. 7301 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville FL 32256 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 10/4/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3729057 10/- 08/2010, 10/15/2010, 10/22/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 8, 15, 22, 2010

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/- 09/2010 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# FNMA3745513 10/15/2010, 10/- 22/2010, 10/29/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 15, 22, 29, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-251201-C Loan No. 0307665431 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/9/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: AGUSTIN TORRES VEGA, A SINGLE MAN Recorded 1/20/- 2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0019784 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:10/29/- 2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 805D-058935 Loan No. Title Order No. 502152873 4470190 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09-17-2008. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 1112- 2010 at 10:00 A.M., PLM LENDER SERVICES, INC. as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 09-23-2008, Book , Page , Instrument 2008-0210002- 00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: TIMOTHY MICHAEL VIERRA AND KELLY SUSAN VIERRA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, ‘’MERS’’ MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction the trustor’s interest in the property described below, 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. The 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 7101346 Loan No. 0217070028 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 7/19/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 11/4/2010 at 10:00 AM, Max Default Services Corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 7/31/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0218859- 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: Robert A. Motl and Joy P. Motl, Husband and Wife, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/ CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States), At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State, described as: FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE DEED OF TRUST. APN # 037262-012 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 621 Chandon Court, Oakley, CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee dis-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0074833 Title Order No. 10-8317039 Investor/Insurer No. 1697895608 APN No. 035- 532-002-9 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/08/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: AUTUMN S HERNANDEZ AND BENJAMIN L. HERNANDEZ, dated 11/08/- 2004 and recorded 11/24/04, as Instrument No. 2004-0453626-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 11/- 12/2010 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: 4681 TEAKWOOD COURT, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $348,451.15. It is possible

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0071858 Title Order No. 10-8306236 Investor/Insurer No. 1704283112 APN No. 037-510- 040-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/26/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JULIE JACKSON AND CAROL ANTHONY JACKSON, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY AS TO AN UNDIVIDED 66 2/3 PERCENT AND JULIA COSBIE, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, AS TO AN UNDIVIDED 33 1/3 PERCENT, ALL AS TENANTS IN COMMON, dated 06/26/2007 and recorded 06/29/07, as Instrument No. 2007- 0188936-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 11/05/2010 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: 114 VELLA CIRCLE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $432,599.96. 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/- 02/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3733695 10/08/2010, 10/15/- 2010, 10/22/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 8, 15, 22, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006516-00 The name of the business (es): AT YOUR DOOR AUTO WASH Located at: 7258 BRENTWOOD BOULEVARD In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): JERMAIN GARCIA AND ARMANO GARCIA, JR., 7258 BRENTWOOD BOULEVARD, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Co-PartnersThe registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: JERMAIN GARCIA This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 14, 2010 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: September 14, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-305345-RT Order # 090583148-CA-DCI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/16/2006. 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): MARO ULLOA , A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 11/30/- 2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0381797-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 10/28/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $346,586.97 The purported property address is: 1823 HAMBURG STREET OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037124010 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 Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. 3815 S.W. Temple Salt Lake City UT 84115-4412. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has 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 apply to 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: 9/24/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3750198 10/- 08/2010, 10/15/2010, 10/22/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 8, 15, 22, 2010

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): EMMELINE KATSARELIS AND KIP KATSARELIS , WIFE AND HUSBAND Recorded: 7/26/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0275114- 00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 10/29/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $343,312.60 The purported property address is: 21 SPARROW HAWK CT OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 033-271-007-8 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. 7301 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville FL 32256. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 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 apply to 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: 9/24/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3750235 10/- 08/2010, 10/15/2010, 10/22/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 8, 15, 22, 2010

incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Litton Loan Servicing LP 4828 Loop Central Drive Houston TX 77081. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 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 apply to 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: 9/- 24/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: (800) 247- 9727 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3750218 10/08/2010, 10/15/2010, 10/22/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 8, 15, 22, 2010 PETITION TO TERMINATE PARENTAL RIGHTS CASE NO. A10-00317 Kristina Timmons, 2037 Bridgeport Loop, Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Kristina Timmons, IN PRO PER SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA In the Matter of the Petition of Kristina Timmons to Declare Termination of Parental Rights From Aaron S. Hill for minor child Aaron Juan Hill Rojo PETITION TO TERMINATE PARENTAL RIGHTS CASE NO. A10-00317 Petitioner respectfully represents: 1. Petitioner is Kristina Timmons, the natural mother of the minor child, Aaron Juan Hill Rojo, requests to terminate the Parental Rights of the natural father, Aaron S. Hill, on the grounds of abandonment. 2. Petitioner, Kristina Timmons, has legal and sole physical custody of minor, Aaron Juan Hill Rojo, granted on June 18, 2002, in Contra Costa County. Case number D01-06186 3. Petitioner, Kristina Timmons, is asking the courts to grant a termination of Parental Rights from natural father, Aaron S. Hill, due to abandonment. The natural father, Aaron S. Hill, has not had or made any attempts to communicate or provide any provisions for the child’s support or welfare since August 1, 2001. He has been an absent father since the child was 7 months old and his whereabouts are unknown to the petitioner. WHEREFORE, petitioner prays judgement as follows: 1. For an order terminating parental rights of Aaron S. Hill in regards to the minor child, Aaron Juan Hill Rojo. 2. For such other and further relief as the court may deem proper. HEARING DATE: 12/14/10 TIME: 1:30 PM DEPT: 22 DATED: October 8, 2010 Kristina Timmons In Pro Per Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0078000 Title Order No. 10-8326537 Investor/Insurer No. 1697265957 APN No. 035- 465-010-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/08/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: GEORGE NAVARRO, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 10/08/2004 and recorded 10/22/04, as Instrument No. 2004-0405200-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 11/- 19/2010 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: 1968 CHARDONNAY DR, OAKLEY, CA, 945611815. 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 $227,492.84. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/- 16/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3744958 10/22/2010, 10/- 29/2010, 11/05/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0054741 Title Order No. 09-8169814 Investor/Insurer No. 1701543125 APN No. 035- 403-015-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/13/2006. 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: KEVIN R. RUDNICKI, A SINGLE MAN, dated 03/13/2006 and recorded 03/23/06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0088850-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 11/19/2010 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: 721 WALNUT 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 $100,824.10. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/- 05/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA3769201 10/22/2010, 10/- 29/2010, 11/05/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0073467 Title Order No. 10-8313249 Investor/Insurer No. 1699197021 APN No. 037- 400-032-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/08/2005. 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: JOHN A. RICE AND

LUCIA RICE, HUSBAND AND WIFE., dated 07/08/2005 and recorded 07/15/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0260262-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 11/- 05/2010 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: 1936 WEST SUMMERFILED COURT, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $283,268.81. 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/- 07/2010 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# FNMA3739742 10/08/2010, 10/15/- 2010, 10/22/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 8, 15, 22, 2010

debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3751892 10/08/2010, 10/15/2010, 10/22/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 8, 15, 22, 2010

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: JUAN MANUEL GOMEZ, 1991 W. SUMMERFIELD COURT, OAKLEY, CA 94561 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: JUAN MANUEL GOMEZ FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAMECASE NUMBER: N10-1616 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: JUAN MANUEL GOMEZ filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. JUAN MANUEL GOMEZ to Proposed Name: JUAN MANUEL MARTINEZ Present Name: b. KEVIN GOMEZ to Proposed Name: KEVIN MARTINEZ Present Name: c. YADIRA JANETE GOMEZ to Proposed Name: YADIRA JANETE MARTINEZ 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: 11/9/10 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: October 5, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-334327-AL Order # 090888364-CA-GTO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/15/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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,

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10-341665-BL Order # 100077889-CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/27/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): LA SONYA CHATMAN , A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 6/3/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0199968- 00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 10/29/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $514,540.69 The purported property address is: 4244 Gold Run Dr Oakley, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 041- 330-034 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0003364 Title Order No. 09-8019403 Investor/Insurer No. 131841446 APN No. 037-500- 038-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/08/2006. 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: MARC JACQUEZ, AN UNMARRIED MAN AND NICHOLAS JACQUEZ, AN UNMARRIED MAN, AS TENANTS IN COMMON, dated 09/08/2006 and recorded 09/21/- 06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0299126-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 11/05/2010 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: 1011 WARHOL WAY, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $515,581.42. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 04/- 22/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0061281 Title Order No. 08-8223880 Investor/Insurer No. 11589329 APN No. 032-380- 012-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/19/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: KAREN D KEY AND JEFFREY D KEY, WIFE AND HUSBAND, AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 06/19/2006 and recorded 06/30/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0208663-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 11/05/2010 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: 419 LAKEVIEW COURT, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $793,367.94. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 09/- 13/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW-88 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3755951 10/08/2010, 10/- 15/2010, 10/22/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 8, 15, 22, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Peggy L. Loewenfels, 2400 Lunada Lane, Alamo, CA 94507 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Peggy L. Loewenfels FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAMECASE NUMBER: N10-1676 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Peggy L. Loewenfels filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Peggy Louise Loewenfels to Proposed Name: Peggy Louise Dahl Present Name: b. Peggy Louise Dahl to Proposed Name: Peggy Louise Dahl 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: 12/3/10 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: October 1, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 2010 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Divas and Darlings, 2608 Ranchwood Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513 The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on May 6, 2009 under file number F-0003235-00. (*) Kerri Ann Helmick, 2608 Ranchwood Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513 (**) This business was conducted by: an Individual This statement was filed with theCounty Clerk of Contra Costa County on: October 7, 2010 By: C. Dias, Deputy Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 2010

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Grace Kajiwara (AKA Takako Kajiwara), 5100 1B Clayton Road, Concord, CA 94521 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Grace Kajiwara (AKA Takako Kajiwara) FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N10-1707 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Grace Kajiwara (AKA Takako Kajiwara) filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Takako Kajiwara b. (AKA) Grace Kajiwara c. (AKA) Grace Takako Kajiwara d. (AKA) Takako Breakwell e. (AKA) Grace Takako Kajiwara-Breakwell to Proposed Name: Grace Takako Kajiwara 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: 12/7/10 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: October 12, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006656-00 The name of the business (es): Ghost Stang Publishing Located at: 4889 Foxford Way In: Antioch, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Michael Alan Moore 4889 Foxford 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: 9/20/10 Signature of registrant: Michael Alan Moore This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 20, 2010 By: P. Cornelius, Deputy Expires: September 20, 2015 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: October 1, 8,15, 22, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0006419-00 The name of the business (es): DYNAMO CUSTOMS Located at:5061 Longhorn Way In: Antioch, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): JONATHAN SCOLES, 5061 Longhorn Way, Antioch, CA 94531 94531. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Jonathan Scoles This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: September 9, 2010 By: B. Basch, Deputy Expires: September 9, 2015 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Directors of the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (the “District”) will hold a public hearing on the adoption of a fee schedule for fire services. The time, date and place of the hearing shall be as follows: TIME: 6:30 P.M. DATE: November 1, 2010 PLACE: 3231 Main Street Oakley, CA 94561 A copy of the proposed Fire Prevention Fee Schedule will be available for inspection at the offices of the District at 134 Oak Street, Brentwood, CA three days prior to the public hearing. Any person who wishes to be heard regarding the proposed fee schedule may appear at the public hearing or may send written comments to the undersigned at the District office. Hugh Henderson Fire Chief/Clerk of the Board Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 22, 29, 2010


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CALENDAR LOCAL EVENTS & SERVICE CLUBS

Events Friday, Oct. 22 Heritage High Homecoming Heritage High School holds its Homecoming Parade – Homecoming in Hollywood –at 5 p.m. at The Streets of Brentwood.

Hospice Vintage Sale Vintage couture and more is available at Hospice of the East Bay’s Thrift Shoppes today, Saturday and Sunday at 2742 Delta Fair Blvd. in Antioch. The event showcases a range of highquality vintage clothing and accessories. For more information, call 925-777-0866.

Red Carpet Affair The Women’s Council of Realtors and Property ID hosts a Fashion Show – A Red Carpet Affair –from 6 p.m.-midnight at Wedgewood Wedding & Event Center (formerly The Nines), 100 Summerset Drive in Brentwood. Tickets are $65. For more information or to order tickets, call 925-457-3211.

The Cocktail Hour The Hapgood Theatre opens its 2010-11 season with A.R. Gurney’s “The Cocktail Hour” at 8 p.m. The play runs through Nov. 7. All performances take place at the Nick Rodriguez Theatre, 213 F St. in Antioch. Tickets are available by calling the box office at 925-219-8545 or visiting www. hapgoodtheatre.org.

Saturday, Oct. 23 Los Vaqueros Tarantula Run Running and walking enthusiasts will enjoy splendid scenery at the popular event’s halfmarathon, beginning at 8 a.m.; 5k run/walk and 10k run at 8:30 a.m.; and Kids’ 1k run at 10 a.m. Check-in and race-day registration opens at 6:30 a.m. For more information, call 925-6888175.

Make a Difference Day O’Hara Park Middle School, 1100 O’Hara Ave. in Oakley, holds its Make a Difference Day from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. In addition to beautifying the school, the event includes a free e-waste dropoff. For more information, call 925-783-6909.

Black Cat Ball The Friends of Animal Services holds its Black Cat Ball dinner/dance fundraiser at 6 p.m. at the Lone Tree Golf Center on Golf Club Road in Antioch. The $65 admission includes dinner, dancing, costume contest and a silent auction. For more information, call 925-431-8318.

Discovery Bay Blood Drive

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Bone Marrow Donor Drive State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier invites you to attend a Bone Marrow Donor Drive, co-sponsored by the Asian-American Donor Program, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, call 925-9426082.

Quilt Show 2010 Delta Quilters Guild presents its Quilt Show at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, 1201 W. 10th St. in Antioch. The show features more than 200 quilts on display, including Quilts of Honor for our armed forces. For more information, visit www. deltaquilters.org.

St. Vincent de Paul Bundle Sunday E-waste plus clean and gently used clothing will be collected from 4:30-6:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 25 from 8 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at St. Anne Church, 2800 Camino Diablo Road in Byron. For more information, call 925-634-6625.

Sunday, Oct. 24 Relief for Pakistan Flood Victims Antioch Church on the Rock, 50 Walton Lane, hosts a dinner to aid Pakistan flood victims. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. The suggested donation for a dinner ticket is $15. To order tickets or for more information, call 925-757-4359.

LHS Dance Team Carwash The Liberty High School Dance Team holds a carwash fundraiser from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Shops at Fairview (corner of Fairview Avenue and Balfour Road) in Brentwood. Help support the dance teams so they can attend nationals in the spring. Tickets are $10. No RVs, please.

Health and Emergency Fair Most Holy Rosary Church, 1313 A St. in Antioch, sponsors a Health and Emergency Fair from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., featuring community resource information plus screenings for hypertension and diabetes. For more information, call 925757-4020.

Tuesday, Oct. 26 Children’s Sign Language The Oakley Library, 1050 Neroly Road, sponsors Children’s Sign Language training, featuring Dr. Marilyn Daniels. The free event is intended for adults. No registration is required. For more information, call 925-625-2400.

Wednesday, Oct. 27 Brentwood Library Children’s Halloween Party

The American Red Cross Bus will be at Delta Community Presbyterian Church, 1900 Willow Lake Road in Discovery Bay, from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information, call 800-733-2767.

The party kicks off at 4 p.m. in the Senior Center, 193 Guthrie Lane in Brentwood. Volunteers are needed for this free and fun event for ages 12 and older. Reservations are required. For more information, call 925-516-5290.

Kids’ Free Fishing Derby

Fright Night at La Paloma

The annual fishing derby for kids 3 through 12, sponsored by the California Striped Bass Association’s West Delta Chapter, is held from 9 a.m.-noon. For more information, call Roger Lund at 925-754-3938.

La Paloma High School, 6651 Lone Tree Way in Brentwood, holds a Fright Night from 5:308:30 p.m. The event features a haunted house, kids games, face painting and prizes. For more information, e-mail kristencapps08@comcast. net.

Vintage Faire An Arts, Crafts & Wine Festival is held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Vic Stewart’s Plaza, 2270 Balfour Road in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-516-4677.

Belle of the Ball Fashion The Antioch High School Parent-TeacherStudent-Association holds its Belle of the Ball Fashion Affair from noon-4 p.m. in the small gym. Open to all high school girls in East County, the events offers ball gowns from $20$50 and shoes and accessories for $5. For more information, call 925-550-2275.

Sign-ups iPlay Youth Volleyball League Walk-up registration for the iPlay Youth Volleyball League is held Oct. 23 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Antioch Indoor Sports Center, 1210 Sunset Drive. For more information, visit www. usvbclub.com.

Uncommon Synergy Volleyball Tryouts are held for the club’s 12U, 14U and 16U girls’ volleyball teams Monday, Nov. 8 from 5-8

p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 4-6 p.m. at Antioch Indoor Sports Center, 1210 Sunset Drive. All players must be AAU members and provide their membership number. For tryout fees and more information, visit www.usvbclub.com.

AARP Tax Aide Volunteers Needed Volunteers are needed in Brentwood, Antioch and Pittsburg to assist senior and low-income clients with free tax preparation for one day per week during tax season. Training will be provided. For more information, call 925-634-5037 or e-mail ginny.dembner@yahoo.com.

All Out Sports League The All Out Sports League Youth Basketball & Cheer is accepting sign-ups for boys and girls 4-14. For more information, call 510-282-4986 or e-mail www.alloutsportsleague.com.

SeaWolves Swimming & Water Polo To register for the SeaWolves fall swim and junior water polo teams, visit www.brentwoodseawolves.com. Discounts are available for early registration and payment.

Hospice of the East Bay Licensed massage therapists, energy workers and healers are invited to volunteer to provide gentle, compassionate care to hospice patients. Call 925-887-5678 and ask for the Volunteer Department or e-mail volunteers@ hospiceeastbay.org.

Fall Swim Program The Brentwood SeaWolves Fall Swim Program has taken the plunge at the Heritage High School pool. The program is designed to instruct and refine swimming techniques for competition and improve conditioning. Space is limited. For information, call 925-240-7444 or visit www.brentwoodseawolves.com.

Nor Cal Softball Tryouts Nor Cal Softball is holding tryouts for players 1518 for its fall 2010 and summer 2011 seasons. For more information, call 925-584-5979, e-mail dan9gom@aol.com or visit www.eteamz.com/ norcalsoftball1.

U.S. Citizenship Prep The 15-hour course (five three-hour classes) runs through Saturday, Nov. 20 (no class is held Nov. 13) from 9 a.m.-noon in Room 9 of the Liberty Adult Education Center, 929 Second St. in Brentwood. The fee is $55 per session. For more information, call 925-634-2565.

On the Horizon Crafty Quilters Fall Boutique Crafty Quilters holds its Fall Boutique from Friday, Oct. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 31 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Brentwood. The event features a quilt raffle plus needlework and ceramics for sale. Tickets may be purchased from the Crafty Quilters. For more information, call 925-513-9309.

Day of the Dead Give Always to Others & Co. presents its annual Day of the Dead Observance at the Lynn House Gallery on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 2-4 p.m. at 809 W. First St. in Antioch. The exhibit runs Oct. 30-Nov. 13 on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1-4 p.m.

Halloween Hospice Fundraiser The Bridge Marina Yacht Club, 20 Fleming Lane in Antioch, hosts a Halloween Party and Hospice Fundraiser dinner Saturday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. Nohost cocktails are served at 6 p.m. The event features a silent auction and raffle. Tickets are $25. For more information, call 925-778-1953.

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