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Freedom graduate earns Silver Star by Rick Lemyre Staff Writer When Nick Eslinger played quarterback for the Freedom Falcons, he never threw a football while on his knees. For the 10 men who were with him in Iraq last Oct. 1, though, it’s a good thing he could do it with an explosive device. “I saw a hand come up over the wall and toss a grenade, which landed about six to eight feet away and rolled toward my soldiers,” said Eslinger, who at the time was a first lieutenant and platoon leader with the Army’s 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. Without hesitation, Eslinger dove on the grenade, pinning it between his chest and the ground. He grabbed it with his hand as he rolled over, came to his knees, and threw it back over the wall a second before it blew up. “There was no thought in-

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The City Council last week unanimously approved the plan to build an eBART station at Hillcrest Avenue, despite concerns that the station could wind up in a location that would make it difficult to develop a transit-oriented village nearby. Two station locations for the median of Highway 4 are under consideration: • The west median station, about 1,200 feet east of Hillcrest Avenue,

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1st Lt. Nick Eslinger receives the Silver Star from Army Chief of Staff George Casey on March 16. While on patrol in Iraq last October, Eslinger dove on a grenade, rolled over and threw it back where it had come from, saving the 10 soldiers who were with him. volved,” Eslinger said by phone this week. “It was over before I knew what had happened.” Then again, it wasn’t quite over, at least not for Eslinger.

Word of what he had done spread, and on March 16 he was awarded the Silver Star, the country’s third-highest award for gallantry, by Army Chief of

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Staff George W. Casey, Jr. “It’s a weird thing to be called a hero,” Eslinger said, adding that he had been raised to be “thankful and humble” and not give a lot of thought to his own exploits. “It was a big surprise that such a high-ranking officer (Casey) would take time out of his busy schedule,” Eslinger said. And what did the Army’s top commander have to say? Eslinger chuckled. “I’m not sure you can use this in the paper, but he said, ‘That took a lot of balls,’” Eslinger said. “He said, ‘You have more courage than most of the soldiers I know.’ I’m very honored.” Eslinger, 25, graduated from Freedom in 2002, and from West Point Military Academy (which he attended on a scholarship) in 2007. While in high school, he was a standout on the football see Hero page 26A

A talent for tapping A quartet of foxy fiftysomethings will be strutting their stuff at the El Campanil.

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Bristow – a legacy of caring by Rick Lemyre Staff Writer

There are people who live their entire lives never feeling appreciated, important or significant. Those people never met Bill Bristow. “He was one of those people who, the minute you met him, you knew you were special,” said Patty Bristow, Bill’s wife of 14 years. “That’s just the way he was.” Bill Bristow, educator, family man and late-in-life track star, died of cancer Sunday at his home in Brentwood, surrounded by family and friends. He was 73. “He was one of the most admired and beloved members of the community, a man who was one of the people responsible for making many of the good parts of Brentwood what they are today, not just in education but throughout the community with everyone and everything his was a part of,” said longtime friend Emil Geddes. “I am in awe.” One of eight surviving children of an Oklahoma sharecropper, Bristow and his family piled into a Model A Ford and came to California to escape the Dust Bowl in 1936. He lived in a dirt-floor house, and worked at various jobs before graduating from Liberty High School. He earned a masters degree at San Francisco State and began his career in education in Knightsen. He started as an eighth-grade teacher and, at age 27, became the youngest district superintendent in California history.

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After five years, he moved over to the Liberty Union High School District, where he helped develop curricula for Liberty and other local school districts. His next move would be to the Brentwood elementary school district, where he served as a principal for two years before becoming superintendent. It was a post he would hold for 25 years. In 1991, Bristow was diagnosed with an aggressive form of skin cancer. He endured years of chemotherapy, radiation, experimental drugs and therapies that, at one point, burned away all the skin, hair and nails on his body. It was a long-denied desire to run track, however, that might have been the most important treatment he received. “I truly believe Hugo gave him his last eight years by starting him running,” Patty said of Dr. Hugh Maiocco, a former Pan American Olympic Gold Medalist who became Bill’s coach and dear friend. “We did a lot of walking, talking and running,” Maiocco said. “He was genuinely interested in what you had to say. He was never self-serving; he was about what the other person wants.” Bristow took second place at the USA National Senior Championships in 1995, although just how fast he was running had never been important. “Whenever someone asked his time, he would say he didn’t know,” Maiocco said. “He’d say, ‘We just practice running fast. It’s about enjoying running.’ Workouts were a metaphor for our friendship – we never

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focused on what we couldn’t do; we let the workout tell us what we could do, just like the magic of our friendship.” Whether convincing a college graduate to return to Brentwood to teach, sharing his love of language or telling the story of his battle with cancer, Bristow unceasingly worked to better his community and its people. “Bill Bristow was an extraordinary example of a homegrown person who gave of himself to his community – and more importantly, supported the young youth of Brentwood through his dedication and caring ways,” Mayor Bob Taylor said Tuesday. “He will always be remembered in the hearts and minds of this city as a true and dedicated educator.” For many, Bristow’s thumbs-up attitude toward life was his most telling attribute. “He inspired us all to be positive and take life each day at a time,” said Peggie Schuitemaker. “His love for life and Patty was clearly obvious and radiated from his beautiful smile.” In spite of her husband’s accomplishments in the fields of education and athletics, Patty said it was Bill’s family that meant the most to him. “His proudest accomplishments were his children: Merri, Judi, David and Arianna,” she said. Asked what he thought Bill’s legacy would be, Maiocco at first struggled a bit. His friend’s willingness to share his story with others might be part of it, he said, not as bragging but because “he could help someone else, set them on the right path, give them hope.”

BILL BRISTOW SEPT. 17, 1935 APRIL 19, 2009 In the end, though, it was much simpler than that. “He cared,” Maiocco said. “He really cared.” Bill Bristow is survived by his wife Patty, children Merrideth Godfrey, Judith Arata, David Bristow and Micholas Arata, all of California; and grandchildren Phillip and Nicholas Arata and Abbigale Bristow. Visitation will take place Friday, April 24 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Brentwood Funeral Home, 839 First St. Services will be held Saturday, April 25 at 1 p.m. at St. Anne Church, 2800 Camino Diablo in Byron.


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Discovery Bay artist creates message of joy by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer

This grandfather is magically transformed into a WWI aviator taking flight on the back of a whimsical swan – one of seven full-size sculptures on permanent display at the Blackhawk Plaza in Danville.

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ation from high school, but true to form, Keith chose the road less traveled. “I always figured I would grow up and be in either law enforcement, the ministry or sports,” said Keith. “But underneath there was always my art, and that’s where I ended up.” But not before heading down to southern California to attend Biola University, a small Christian college, where he

studied art and the Bible. Upon graduation, he and his wife Lanisa – his high school sweetheart – married and remained in Southern California, where Keith became an associate pastor in a nearby church. As much as he loved his work and spiritual commitment to his church, he was never certain the church would remain his career. see Joy page 5A

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Life for Brian Keith has been filled with leaps of faith. The former minister turned fine art sculptor has always believed that life holds unending gifts. The trick is to recognize them when you see them. “Sometimes you have to be willing to take a risk to succeed,” said Keith. “I’ve always tried to take opportunities where I saw them, but I’ve also been willing to trust; that’s been a big part of it.” And it has paid off. Just two years into a highly successful, professional career as a sculptor, Keith recently unveiled his latest commission: a life-size sculpture park in Blackhawk Plaza in Danville. Called “Imagine,” the series of seven full-size sculptures tell the story of a grandfather, granddaughter and two friends, who experience the magic of a story come to life. The main character is a swan that jumps out of the pages of the book and takes the group on a flight of fancy and whimsical imaginings. Cast in bronze, the sculptures have a Norman Rockwell look to them, filled with nuance and detail, from the curls in the little girl’s pony tails to the grandfather’s shoelaces to the downy feathers of the swan. But it’s Keith’s vision imbued in the sculptures that best captures the story. “To me, the story is about leaving a legacy and imagining the possibilities,” he said. “I saw not just a younger generation in this piece, but the older generation, too. It’s a story from a child’s eyes, but also from a grandfather’s.” Likewise, it has been Keith’s own family legacy of faith and love that led him on his creative path. Born and raised in San Ramon, the Discovery Bay resident was encouraged at an early age by his grandmother, an artist, to paint and draw. A scholarship to the prestigious Academy of Art in San Francisco seemed the logical path to follow upon gradu-


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Joy from page 4A “For me, I’m not a great, gifted orator,” said Keith, who remains an active church member. “Writing and giving sermons was challenging for me.” So when the opportunity presented itself, Keith was again faced with a fork in the road. This time, however, the fork had a name. “Morgan Weistlings,” said Keith. “He’s the Michael Jordan of the art world, and he agreed to take me on as a student, which is something he never does. I figured I would be painting, but when he suggested I take a sculpting class to improve my painting, I realized that sculpting was what I was going to do. From there, the door just blasted open.” In a big way. A commissioned bust of President Ronald Reagan garnered Keith national recognition. Now, due to the attention paid him by virtue of the Blackhawk sculptures, galleries across the country – including the National Gallery, the largest in the nation – are knocking on his door. “For all this to happen so quickly is both a blessing and a surprise,” said Keith. “But it’s something that we can trust and it’s something that I love. My desire is to do things with excellence, and having the freedom to do it and to be creative is very exciting. To be able to work out of my home and make myself more available as a husband and father is also wonderful.” A few years ago, the couple traveled to China to adopt their daughter Malia, now nearly 2½. They’ll return in a few weeks, this time to bring home a brother for Malia. Despite his fast-paced personal and professional career, Keith’s visions remain clear: to spread a spiritual message of hope and promise and joy. Especially joy. “For me, the message is always about the joy,” said Keith. “With the Blackhawk sculptures, the message is that this grandpa, this joyful grandpa, has found peace and perspective. “I understand that in the end, the reality is that it is a piece of metal. But for someone to be able to see my work and touch it and get something from it – that’s very satisfying. In some small way, the message is in my art.” For more information on Keith and his work, visit www. briankeithfineart.com.

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It’s stood sentinel on the corner of First and Maple streets for 84 years, honoring veterans and providing a venue for countless community activities. And while the events are scheduled to continue unabated through the spring and summer, a major effort is getting underway to enable it to continue its mission far into the future. Built in 1924 as a place for World War I veterans to gather, the building belongs to Contra Costa County, which leases it back to the veterans for $1 per year. There’s no money to maintain or improve it, however, so all upkeep and improvements have been accomplished through renting the building for community events, holding fundraisers, securing occasional grants from the City of Brentwood and the efforts of veterans and local service clubs. Over the years that has meant new air conditioners, kitchen equipment, flooring and paint, but a recently assembled group wants to make even more significant upgrades. “As a memorial, we want it to reflect the importance of the veterans it was built for” and all those who have served since, said Don Hester of the Marine Corps League. The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars also use the building, and members of each are on the board of the new Veterans Memorial Building charity set up to care for the hall. Planned improvements include a remodeled kitchen, ADAcompliant bathrooms, a new flagpole and a general sprucing up of the décor. Rough estimates put the costs at more than $200,000; precise numbers are currently being put together. “It’s going to be some money,” said Legionnaire George Martinez, one of the building’s new trustees. “We don’t know how much yet, but we’re not letting any grass grow under our feet.” In addition to an effort to attract more rent-producing events (starting at about $400, the rates are competitive with other local venues, the vets say) the group is planning a number of events of its own. The first is a Casino Night set for May 1, which will include Texas

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The venerable Veterans Memorial Hall in Brentwood, scene of countless community and veterans events, is ready for a facelift. Hold’em, craps, roulette and blackjack. There will be door prizes, silent auctions and raffles, and food and drinks will be available. Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Cocktail hour starts at 5:30 p.m. and games begin at 7. Other events will follow, but throughout them all, the veterans who gather at the hall regularly say the goal is the same: Honor and serve the vets who meet there, while continuing to provide a place where Boy and Girl Scouts can meet for free, where the Women’s and Men’s clubs can get together, and where literally tons of fresh crab, spaghetti and tri-tip can be consumed to benefit the community. “Like the veterans who meet here and who continue to serve their community, the building is the same way,” said Hester. “It will continue to serve the community. It just needs a little help.” For tickets to Casino night or to arrange to rent the Hall, call 925-634-0736.


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area, and he had NO CLUE about our area. The other problem is that the clearinghouses are keeping a big chunk of the appraisal fees for themselves. I’ve spoken to several well-regarded veteran local appraisers who are thinking of leaving the business entirely over this change. This could leave us with highvolume, cut-rate appraisers, who do them in a rush, make more mistakes, and also have less time to respond to rebuttals to their appraisals, which I am already experiencing. Or it will mean that the cost of appraisals will go up, which there are already signs this will happen. And also, the clearinghouses usually want to get paid up front, instead of at close of escrow, for their appraisal. So the bottom line is that this new rule may lead to less accurate appraisals, at a higher cost to the borrowers. [Note – this new rule will NOT impact FHA loans, or loans made by lenders who will not sell their loans off.] If you have questions on this or any other real estate topic, call me at (925) 240-MOVE (6683). To search the MLS for free and view virtual tours of homes for sale, go to: www. SharpHomesOnline.com. Sharp Realty – Advertisement

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Scared straight Every 15 Minutes by Samie Hartley Staff Writer Only two cars occupied the faculty parking lot on April 14 at Heritage High School. Juniors and seniors looking to ease back into their academic routine following the Easter holiday huddled together on the temporary bleachers, happy to miss first period. As the wind whipped across their faces, a circle of 25 figures in white hooded sweatshirts stood at the center of the lot, holding down a blue tarp. As music slowly projected from the speakers, the ghostly figures lifted the tarp, revealing a head-on collision. A body lay on the hood of one of the cars while cries for help came from the other. Every 15 Minutes had arrived at Heritage High School. While other schools in the Liberty Union High School District have hosted the program before, this was Heritage’s first encounter with the educational two-day presentation designed to teach students about the realities of drinking and driving. On the first day, students watched as local law enforcement and safety teams worked to rescue the victims portrayed by their peers. Once the tarp was lifted, Steven McIntosh was already dead on the hood of the car that had collided with the vehicle piloted by Jacob Chappelle, who portrayed the drunk driver. McIntosh’s driver, Erika Gamble, remained in the car, blood cascading down her face. Chappelle’s passengers, Camila Vil-

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Heritage High School students watch as rescue crews work to save students participating in a staged car crash as part of the Every 15 Minutes assembly, which is designed to educate students about the consequences of drinking and driving. To watch video footage of the rescue effort, go to the Multimedia page at thepress.net. laneuva and Kara Babo, could be heard begging for rescue crews to extract them from the crumpled remains. Despite the gruesome scene, students in the audience could be heard chuckling during the rescue efforts. Students sitting in the stands cheered as Officer Roger Wilson frisked Chappelle before cuffing him. It wasn’t until the coroner came to bag McIntosh’s body that the gravity of the scene began to sink in, but even after Principal Andy Parsons explained the purpose behind the grim imagery the crowd

had just witnessed, most students climbed down from the bleachers dismissing the event as hokey – since they knew it wasn’t real. Program organizer Debbie Sabatte said the students’ reaction was to be expected. “Kids are desensitized to it (displays of violence), so we changed the traditional format to make it as real as possible. They laugh it off and try to dismiss what is happening as a coping mechanism, but it’s the funeral that has the greatest impact for a lot of students.” After students returned to their second-

period classes, Officer Matthew Bell entered a classroom every 15 minutes to read the obituary of one of the students participating in the program. Each obituary detailed how the student died in an alcohol-related auto accident, described the hopes and dreams of the deceased, and informed students that a funeral would be held the following day. As Bell entered a science classroom, he asked where Brittney Maday sat. A student smiled and quickly pointed to Maday’s seat, but the grin evaporated from her face as a rose with Maday’s photo was placed on the desk as Bell read the obituary. Students covered their mouths and shared looks of disbelief as Bell read the obit, informing Maday’s classmates that she “died” a day short of her birthday. As Bell exited the classroom, the sound of sniffles was the only thing to be heard accompanying the officer’s footsteps. The following morning, parents of the Every 15 Minutes participants assembled at the Heritage cafeteria and read letters their children had written to them. Tears were shed and hugs exchanged as loved ones shared in the communal grief of the experience. While the parents were consoling each other, Heritage juniors and seniors assembled in the warmer setting of the school gymnasium, where their chirping conversations rose above the melancholy music of Sarah McLachan’s “Angel.” Again, laughter filled the room as the assembly waited to see what see 15 Minutes page 9A

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Six Heritage High sophomores escort a casket to the funeral during the Every 15 Minutes assembly. The casket represents the 29 students who “died” to illustrate that someone dies every 15 minutes in an alcohol-related car accident.

would happen, but snickers were quashed as the sound of bagpipes echoed off the walls and six young men in suits escorted a casket to the center of the gym. Following the casket, the procession of family members placed roses on the casket. After they took their seats, family members finally got an opportunity to see footage from the previous day’s crash. As the whimpering voice of Villaneuva echoed in the room, crying for her mother, loved ones began to put their arms around each other as they watched the scene unfold. The video went on to show what students didn’t get to see following the crash: the families receiving the death certificates, Chappelle’s mother visiting him in jail, family members going to the morgue to identify students involved in the crash. When the video was over, the crowd anxiously looked around, waiting to catch a glimpse of the living dead. As Mariah Carey’s mournful ballad “One Sweet Day” seeped from the speakers, the student participants descended from the bleachers in rows of two. Once the students took their places at the front of the gym, selected participants were

asked to read their letters to their families aloud. Birthday girl Brittney Maday was the first to speak as her mother and father stood behind her. “Dear Mom and Dad: Every 15 minutes someone is killed in an alcohol-related incident. Today I was that someone. I’m sorry I didn’t tell you ‘I love you’ before I left,” she read calmly before breaking into tears. “I’m sorry I didn’t hug you. I’m sorry I didn’t tell Buzz (her brother) I love him because I do. I’ll always remember the good time we had – and even the bad …” Before all the families could be reunited after a day apart, guest speaker Austin Whitney spoke to the crowd. Whitney severed his spinal cord two years ago while driving home drunk after a party a few weeks after graduating from high school. As he moved his wheelchair from side to side to make eye contact with both sides of the room, Whitney detailed his firsthand experience to drive the point home for the audience. “I have a reality check for you,” he said. “It could happen to you just as easily as it

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Knightsen community steps up to save Old River by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer They still have a way to go, but like the fabled tale of “The Little Engine That Could,” supporters of the Knightsen School District are determined to keep the doors of the district’s newest school – Old River Elementary – open. “We remain upbeat and confident; we know that we can do it,” said Rochelle Henson, a member of the Knightsen Parent/Teacher Club. “We have to keep moving forward and I think if we really get the word out, out goal will be attainable.”

In order to keep the doors of the financially strapped Old River School open for another year, the group needs to raise $75,000 or at least secure solid financial commitments by June. The district itself is facing bankruptcy and Superintendent Vickey Rinehart has been in discussions with the Brentwood and Byron school districts, exploring the possibility of a district merger. While the $75,000 will not alleviate the district’s overall financial stress, it will, in the interim, allow students to maintain their regular schedules and routines. “To move the kids again (this is Old

“ If every family with a child enrolled in the school was able to raise $600, there would be enough money to keep the school open.

Rochelle Henson River’s first year of operation) without knowing the fate of the district would not be a good thing for the kids,” said Henson. “The staff, parents and adminis-

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tration have worked so hard to make this a great environment for the kids that it would be sad if we had to move them.” Henson said the parent/teacher group has raised approximately $3,000 so far, but added that an aggressive push beginning this month toward fundraisers and general community awareness should help to close the gap. “It’s overwhelming if you think of it in one big number,” said Henson. “But if every family with a child enrolled in the school was able to raise $600, there would be enough money to keep the school open.” The group’s largest event will be the tri-tip dinner and auction to be held Saturday, May 2 at the De Luna Ranch in Brentwood. Open to the community as well as families within the school district, Henson is hopeful the event will do well. “This De Luna Ranch event is going to be our biggest fundraiser,” she said, “and we’re working hard to get the word out. We’re sending out letters asking for donations from friends and companies and just letting people know in general what we’re doing. I’ve been hearing that there are still people in the school district who don’t know about the situation, so we’re doing a big push to get the word out.” Rinehart said she’s appreciative of the community’s efforts: “I am so grateful for everyone’s cooperative attitude and dedication to the district. Things are looking better; we have a small amount (of money) right now and everyone’s working on fundraisers and ways to raise the money.” Henson admitted that the challenges are great, but the spirit is even greater. “It’s definitely a head game,” she said. “You have to get in the right frame of mind and know that you can do it. I’m driving my family crazy I know, but that’s OK. With a little good luck and some hard work, we’ll do it.” For more information on the De Luna Ranch fundraiser, upcoming events or volunteer opportunities, call 925-626-3330. Updates can also be found on the group’s blog at www.saveoldriver. blogspot.com or by e-mailing Henson at rlhenson@prodigy.net.

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Science center may be at crossroads by Dave Roberts Staff Writer

In one sense, the Delta Science Center (DSC) is alive and well. It’s co-sponsoring a Science Day at Big Break on Saturday morning; it co-sponsors educational boat trips on the Delta and it provides educational Delta puzzles and calendars in local classrooms. On the other hand, the DSC is experiencing an identity crisis. In its more than 15 years of existence, the board has lost half its members, a $50,000 grant was spent on a consultant with little to show for it and it still has no building – not even an office or desk, let alone the grandiose Monterey Bay Aquarium-like center once envisioned by some. In the meantime, the East Bay Regional Park District has stolen its thunder by spending millions of dollars to develop a park and trails along the Big Break Shoreline and is about to break ground on what it calls the Delta Discovery Experience, providing kayaking, picnic facilities, a playground and amphitheater near the park’s fishing pier. Contributing to the identity crisis for the Delta Science Center nonprofit organization, the park district is planning to construct a building next year called the Delta Science Center on its Big Break property – and it’s unclear whether the Delta Science Center organization will have anything to do with the Delta Science Center building. The park district is aware of the DSC’s interest in the building, but so far it has moved ahead with its plans for the building and other

park facilities without the DSC’s input. A meeting was scheduled yesterday afternoon between the DSC and the park district, the results of which were not available at press time but will be reported on at Tuesday’s Oakley City Council meeting by Councilman Bruce Connelley, who represents the city on the DSC. At the April 4 council meeting, Connelley asked the council for input on whether the DSC should request office space from the park district in the science center building and whether the city should continue to be involved with the DSC. Council members said the DSC should figure out what its purpose is and determine if a new working relationship can be established with the park district. “We need to continue in some way shape or form, because it exists in our city,” said Councilwoman Pat Anderson, adding that because Connelley owns property near the Big Break shoreline, he might be perceived as having a conflict of interest regarding what is developed in that area. Councilman Jim Frazier suggested that it would be better to have a city staff member get involved with the issue. He added that a time limit should be placed on whatever is decided and that a Plan B be developed in case that does not come to fruition so that the DSC doesn’t go another 15 years without much to show for it. Mayor Carol Rios, who called her previous involvement with the DSC “a very unfulfilling experience,” said that after DSC

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members made a presentation at a recent council meeting, she was under the impression it had changed its mission into an educational organization rather than “a thing or an entity” with a building. “The whole concept of what the DSC was going to be, I think, has gotten lost,” she said. Councilman Kevin Romick echoed that theme. “It appears that East Bay Regional Parks is moving right along with or without you,” he told Connelley. “They have a plan. This is what they want to call their Delta Discovery Experience. It appears that the DSC has kind of been left in the dust to squabble about why they aren’t being included in the park district plans. “All I can say is that they (the park district) have spent a great deal of money. I’m impressed with what they are bringing to our community. I think it will be a great addition to our community. I think that before DSC goes any further, you have to sit amongst yourselves and determine what it is you want out of it. It might be sans the park district, without them. “They are going to go wherever they want because they are spending all of the money. Which almost gives them the right to say, ‘This is my property; I’m spending all of the money. It’s my ball, it’s my sandbox; I’ll do what I want. And if you want to give me suggestions from the outside, I’ll listen but I might not go your way.’” Romick said DSC needs to determine its direction, how it’s going to get there and promote that to the community to get more

support. It should also consider developing a facility on other shoreline property, whether it’s owned by the city, the Ironhouse Sanitary District or the state-owned Dutch Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration Project. Rios also said she’s concerned that the negotiations between the DSC and park district “not turn into causing East Bay Regional Parks to have a distaste for Oakley. So when you’re there … be very careful how you represent your city. I would prefer you to be just neutral. Listen to what’s said and bring back information.” Connelley responded that he would not just be neutral: “I will be participatory. It’s part of being on the board.” “Just make sure the board knows you are representing your own personal opinions,” said Rios. “Because you are until you bring it back …” Connelley interrupted: “I do not represent my personal opinions; I represent the city.” Rios responded, “Then be very careful in how you represent us.” “Absolutely,” said Conelley. “And that’s why I called for this discussion.” The Science Day at Big Break takes place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Big Break Shoreline park. Scientists will lead exploratory activities about the Delta environment, including dragging up silt and looking at the contents under a microscope. The park is near the end of Big Break Road on the right just before the marina. For more information, go online to www.deltasciencecenter.com.


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ogist from Oakley, “A lot of seniors just go somewhere and hide with their rocking chair, but we get our makeup and our false eyelashes on. When ladies our age see us, they’re surprised how energetic we are!� Prior to joining the Follies, the four ladies already had dance training under their sequined belts. They danced with the Antioch Senior Flappers at the Antioch Senior Center, where Belbeck and her mother taught until they were invited to audition for the Follies. “The level of tap is much higher, much more professional,� deVictoria said. Added Leong, “All of us have increased our endurance, and our dancing abilities have elevated several levels.� The Follies are directed by Susan Bostwick and Diane Stawicki, sisters and professional dancers who work at the Dance Network in Dublin. “We respect and love them so much. They give countless hours to transform us,� Leong said. “They’ve kicked us up to a higher level this year, with more complicated routines.� The hour-long drive to rehearsals in Dublin every Wednesday and Thursday is no hindrance for the women. “We are so much fun in the car,� Leong said. “There’s not even 30 seconds that we’re quiet. We’ve enjoyed the companionship.� The costumes – handmade by Bostwick and Stawicki – are all one-of-a-kind. Romo describes them as “glamorous and showy.� “You can buy costumes from a store, but they’re not unique,� deVictoria said. But for the four ladies in the Golden Follies, the costumes are the cherries on top of the banana split – or the 3-foot-high feathers on top of their hats. “Just going out to perform gives you a fabulous feeling,� Belbeck added. “There’s nothing like the applause of people when they like what you do.� “When I’m on that stage, I turn into somebody else,� Romo said. “Once I get onstage, I’m not afraid or nothing. It’s like it was meant to be.� Tickets for the Follies’ May 3 performance may be purchased in advance at the El Campanil ticket office, 604 W. Second St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets will also be sold one hour before the show. The cost is $22 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $15 for youth under age 18. For more information, call 925-757-9500.

happened to me. The choices you make dictate this. Best-case scenario, you bash your car. Worst-case scenario, you never leave your car.� The stone-faced crowd watched as the casket was removed from the gym and families and the living dead left the building, concluding the ceremony. As the student audience exited the gym, they called out to their friends. “I’m glad you’re alive,� said one girl as a member of the living dead hugged her parents. While this was the first Every 15 Minutes program at Heritage High School, Sabatte has been organizing the event at high schools for seven years. Her children are no longer in high school (her son graduated from Heritage last year) but she said she will continue to bring the program to students in hopes that she can prevent a real tragedy from occurring: “I hope that through this program, I can keep just one student from drinking and driving. Just one. If I can save one kid’s life, that’s all that matters. I might even be saving my own children by keeping these kids from drinking and driving.� For full coverage of the Every 15 Minute program at Heritage High School, including videos and audio slideshows, visit thepress.net.

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Two for Tea Party Editor: My husband and I went to Sacramento on Wednesday and were pleasantly surprised by a group of 15,000 at the state Capitol. Those that were there crossed all political party lines and were all concerned about the same things. Ron Reagan, Jr. spoke, along with several others that I could hear but not see, because of the signs everyone was holding high. There were snipers on the roof of the Capitol who were watching us, and the powers that be only gave us two portapotties. Maybe they thought we would go home rather than stand in a very long line. That didn’t happen, though. Folks kept pouring in until you couldn’t see anything but people wherever you looked. There were booths giving out copies of the Constitution, some military gadgets and other information. People were engaged in serious conversations with people they didn’t know, and found we had much in common. The one common thread was how the government had divided us as people, by color, race and party. All there were unanimous in the fact that we should pull together and hold fast to the Constitution and the things the founders worked so hard to write. Things that would hold us together as a nation; not make us popular in the world. All in all, it was a wonderful, peaceful gathering, and I say “Bully” to those protecting our rights. Rose Adams Knightsen

Dodging inconvenient advice Editor: The DB CSD held a discussion at its March 4 meeting to consider providing Supervisor Piepho with a recommendation that she name Walter McVittie for the ECRPC seat. Director David Piepho encouraged his fellow board members to hold off on a recommendation until they

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were able to talk to all of the applicants. Supervisor Mary Piepho then, without taking time to interview all of the candidates, quickly named Bob Doran, who had recently been trounced in the local election. Her action had the effect of avoiding any possibility of unwanted advice from the DB CSD. Of course, in this case Mary knew the advice would not have included a recommendation to name Bob Doran to the post, and she didn’t want to risk what she expected to hear. If not for David Piepho, it is likely the CSD would have provided a recommendation to Mary Piepho that she did not want to hear. What a great example of David Piepho’s conflict of loyalty between the Town of Discovery Bay and his wife’s political career. One would have thought Mary would elicit the advice of the DB CSD just as she did with the P6 funding issue. In that circumstance, David fully participated in the discussion and drafting of the motion to advise the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors (CCC BOS) before abstaining from the vote on that motion in an attempt to avoid the accusation of a conflict. He seems to appreciate the potential for a conflict of loyalty, but has a difficult time managing it properly. In the future, while performing his duties as a DB CSD Director, David should recuse himself from any discussion or decision that involves Mary and the CCC BOS. Don Flint Discovery Bay

Smash-mouth politics Editor: Congratulations, Discovery Bay. The Piephos have their puppet back in power now on the planning commission. As you can see from the latest Discovery Bay Press on page 21A, Mary Piepho the sleeper got Bob Doran on the planning commission to control any action taken by the CSD (in its advisory role to the county) will be controlled by the whims of the Piephos. I’ll take odds on any bet that if the CSD makes any recommendation that the minority board member doesn’t approve of, the planning commissioner will make sure it is not approved by that commission. Cronyism is working in spite of the community’s vote. Bob Schwenke Discovery Bay

Decoding the comedic communiqué Editor: I found Supervisor Glover’s commentary in the April 17 issue so fantastically amusing that I was forced to translate it into “commonsense English.”

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“It recently came to our attention that the county government cannot spend money we don’t have. This is a new concept to us. In the past, we thought the good times would go on forever, so we spent your tax dollars like it was going out of style. We implemented social programs galore because we know that social programs are the best darn thing about this county! Besides, what else were we going to do with the surplus … refund the money to the taxpayers? “Of course, now we sort of wish that we had put some money away for a rainy day, because now we have to cut some of those important programs. We never actually looked ahead to a day when, say, the housing bubble might burst, or the stock market might stop breaking records. It just never occurred to us that such a thing might happen. But since I’ve come to you and explained that I am very sad and haven’t slept and have gone to lots of meetings, you, my constituents, will understand, and continue not holding me accountable for my actions. Thank you.” Allison Hodge Oakley

Standing up for the Delta Editor: The Oakley City Council is to be commended for opposing the new version of the canal to divert more water away from our California Delta, which needs more water to run all the way through and cannot tolerate any less. The additional fish protection screens planned for the existing pumps are better than relocating the export point upstream on the Sacramento River. We can no longer raise water-intensive crops such as rice in what was a California desert. We must be wise in the use of this shrinking resource. We homeowners may have to trade our water-intensive landscapes for native and Mediterranean plants well suited to our arid country. We must ensure more water flows through our treasure of the Delta. Thank you, Oakley City leaders, for speaking out. Leonard Lloyd Oakley

Schools achieving rigor, relevance and relationship Editor: (Former) California state assemblyman and announced candidate for state superintendent of schools Tom Torlakson toured Dozier-Libbey Medical High School on March 30. He accompanied Antioch superintendent Deborah Sims and me. It was a fitting exclamation to a recent exciting stretch of events in Antioch’s school reform movement.

Antioch is, of course, heavily embarked on a model of alternate pathways through career tech, smaller learning communities. Dozier-Libbey, the Delta Performing Arts Academy and the slated-for-fall-of-2009 Law and Criminal Justice Academy all just completed their independently-monitored lottery for the 2009-10 school year freshman class. As happened last year, demand was high and some 100 kids per school were put on a waiting list for the medical and now criminal justice schools. One does, incidentally, have the opportunity to apply for several schools and is also guaranteed a spot if a sibling attends. We are considering two more schools in the future, possibly an engineering academy, with a fifth school yet unspecified. Luckily, we received state hardship funding to build Dozier-Libbey and are able to use the former Bidwell Elementary, a quiet, pretty campus, for Delta Performing Arts. When we outgrow that facility we shall consider a move, or perhaps site expansion. The Law and Criminal Justice Academy will be quartered in House 4 of Deer Valley High School. Deer Valley has, by the way, dropped from a high of 3,500 students to a current 2,912. In fact, A.U.S.D. has dropped from 21,000 to 19,000 students over the past four years as our population gentrifies and foreclosures mushroom. The progress report for these schools looks good on many fronts: we have received a grant of $125,000 from Connect Ed to continue our alternate pathway efforts and are applying for additional grants that could be as much as $500,000 to $600,000 for ongoing years, depending upon stock market effects on foundation portfolios. Attendance is excellent, confirming national data that career tech students are motivated. Academics thrive, too. Funny thing what choice and interest can do for people. In fact, I was speaking to the principal, Jason Miller, of Delta Performing Arts the other evening as we judged a talent show at Black Diamond Middle School. He related to me how he has picked up high school kids from who were in fact failing and then blossomed as they got plugged in. It’s, after all, all about rigor, relevance and relationship. Kids, as could be expected, from both extremes of achievement are prospering from this innovative, theme-based model. We now eagerly await the Law and Criminal Justice Academy. Strikingly, we are getting calls from around the country from educators excited to teach there. Law schools and the Bar Association are partnering with us. The kids can look forward to a rich curriculum see Letters page 18A


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A sampling of recent law enforcement activity reported by East County police departments. BRENTWOOD April 08, 3:43 p.m. An abandoned boat and trailer were removed from St. Andrews Drive. April 09, 8:44 p.m. On Toscana Court, a subject refused to comply with officers’ commands, and resisted arrest. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. April 09, 10:57 p.m. At a business on Balfour Road, unidentified persons entered the store and stole four cases of beer. April 10, 12:46 p.m. An unidentified person stole mail to be sent from a mailbox at a residence on Newton Drive. The stolen mail included Easter cards containing personal checks. April 10, 2:07 p.m. An unidentified person used a stolen ATM card to make a purchase at a business on Lone Tree Way. The case was cross-referenced to a case under investigation by the Pittsburg Police Department. April 10, 4:27 p.m. A vehicle with registration expired more than six months was removed from Sycamore Avenue. April 10, 5:13 p.m. On Sand Creek Road, a subject was found to be in possession of methamphetamine for sale. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. April 10, 7:17 p.m. An unidentified person called a resident of Grovewood Loop on the phone and made annoying statements. April 11, 12:17 a.m. An unidentified person called a resident of Torrey Pines Drive in violation of a court order. April 11, 3:28 p.m. Four vehicles were involved in a chain-reaction collision on the Highway 4 Bypass at Lone Tree Way. Two of the drivers fled the scene without exchanging information. No injuries were reported. April 11, 4:11 p.m. An unidentified person stole the rear license plate from a vehicle parked on Doeskin Terrace. April 11, 5:01 p.m. An unidentified person broke the window of a vehicle

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parked on Amber Lane and stole a wallet, computer bag and checkbook. April 11, 6:30 p.m. On Old Sand Creek Road at Shady Willow Lane, a citizen reported that an unidentified person was shooting a 22-caliber rifle in a nearby vacant field. April 12, 3:26 a.m. On O’Hara Avenue at Sand Creek Road, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and with a suspended license. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. April 12, 8:14 a.m. On Balfour Road at Malaga Way, a driver who struck several signs and trees was found to be intoxicated and in possession of a suspected controlled substance. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. April 12, 8:27 a.m. On the Highway 4 Bypass at Balfour Road, a subject was found to have a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. April 12, 6:36 p.m. A subject drove off the roadway on Buena Vista Street at Fairview Avenue and struck a sign and fence.

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April 13, 1:26 a.m. On Brentwood Boulevard at Technology Way, a subject was found to be under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. April 13, 12:40 p.m. On Griffith Lane, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to be wanted by his parole agent. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. April 13, 4:24 p.m. Two bicycles were found abandoned in front of a residence on Outrigger Circle. April 13, 5:54 p.m. A business on First Street was burglarized. To view the Brentwood Police Department’s public logs on the city’s Web site, visit www.ci.brentwood.ca.us/ department/pd/reports/index.cfm. ANTIOCH April 17, 12:47 p.m. Antioch resident Travis Mahoney, 19, arranged to meet with a 17-year-old subject in the Raley’s Center complex parking lot on Lone Tree Way in order to conduct a drug transaction. The transaction did not go as planned, as Mahoney produced a handgun from his car, and he and the other subject struggled over the gun.

Mahoney pistol-whipped the victim, who broke free and ran toward Raley’s. As he fled, Mahoney fired several shots at him. The victim was not struck by any of the gunfire. Mahoney fled the area on foot, but returned several minutes later and was taken into custody without incident. The victim was transported to Sutter Delta Medical Center, where he was treated for minor injuries and released. No other persons were involved and no additional victims were located. Mahoney was booked at the Antioch Police Department and later transferred to the Martinez Detention Facility. Over the past several months, the Antioch Police Department has been receiving an increase in reports of online and mail scams (similar to earlier scams called “Nigeria Scams”) that involve lottery or secret shopper solicitations. Intended victims will typically receive a package with a check and a letter. The letter will contain instructions on how to deposit the check into a personal checking account and wire the money to a person usually residing in Canada or another country. After the transfer, the victim will discover the check was fraudulent. The victim will then be expected to owe the bank the amount of the check deposited into the account. The same scam will be played out online via e-mails, eBay and Craigslist. The public is urged to not fall for these scams. The e-mails should be read all the way through. Typical warning signs are requests to send money for free, and requests that you deposit money into accounts and then transfer it out. The persons instructing you to do this explain that the money sent to them is to cover various expenses incurred in the future delivery of your lottery earnings. For information about online scams, visit www.ci.antioch.ca.us or www.fakechecks.org. Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. For information on law enforcement in Antioch, visit www.ci.antioch.ca.us/ citygov/police.

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Letters from page 16A and resources: a prospective law library; visits from judges and police officers; English classes that teach books like “To Kill a Mocking Bird”; persuasive essay assignments; legal vocabulary; lessons in forensic science; math lessons that might use equations teaching the speed of a car based on skid marks; history classes that review Supreme Court cases; social science classes that hold mock trials and visit real-live courtrooms, etc. We have a dedicated, talented teacher staff in Antioch. Now with a rejuvenated GATE Program for gifted and talented kids, a doubled and growing Advanced Placement enrollment, partnerships for concurrent LMC enrollment, a third career tech school on the way, Antioch Charter I and II, and with the upcoming RAMP Charter Academy geared for minority kids, and offering a math and science emphasis, this district is becoming a model of vigorous variety and enriched choice where there is a seat for every child. To that, I say amen. Walter Ruehlig President, A.U.S.D. Board of Trustees

Inspire the inspirers Editor: The Antioch Schools Education Foundation came to life in 1996. Its intent was to provide a way for businesses and individuals to financially support educational programs and events within the Antioch Unified School District. In 1999, representatives from the

The Brentwood Lions Club invites you to participate in a Flea Market! When: Saturday, May 30, 2009; 8am-5pm Where: Parking lot in front of Liberty High School 10’ x 10’ exhibit space $30

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community took over the operation of the ASEF from the school district and proceeded to expand on that concept by creating a Grant Program available to teachers and librarians for classroom programs not funded by the district. In 2008, the foundation established the Mary Allan Fellows Award. This award is given to teachers who make a difference in student’s lives by instilling the love of learning at an early age. They inspire and change lives. Recipients this year will receive $1,000 for innovative programs in their classroom and a personal check for $250 to help cover any out-of-pocket expenses spent by them to keep their classrooms operational. Parents, co-workers and even students can nominate an outstanding teacher. If you know a teacher within the Antioch Unified School District who has made a difference in a child’s life, please go to our Web site: www.asef.us and download the nomination form for the Mary Allan Fellows Award. The deadline has been extended to May 1, 2009. These nominees will be honored at a special dinner on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009 at Lone Tree Golf Course. The Antioch Schools Education Foundation appreciates greatly all the support received from the community. Please know that your comments will be shared with those nominated. If you have any questions, I can be reached at 925-754-3014. Barbara Herendeen President, Antioch Schools Education Foundation


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Yellowjacket aces buzz gutsy Bobcats by Dave Roberts Staff Writer Volleyball can get intense at the high school level. Spikers are able to rocket the ball over the net at more than 60 miles per hour as the defenders leap with their arms straight up in a wall over the net, attempting to ricochet the ball right back at the spiker’s team. Surprisingly, it can also be intense at the sixth-grade girls level, as was shown in last week’s match won by Adams Middle School, which hosted Edna Hill Middle School. Of course, the girls, most of whom are a foot or more shorter than the height of the net, aren’t hammering spikes over the net, and they would need to get up on step ladders to provide a wall-of-arms defense. As a result, there’s more emphasis on serving, passing, defense and teamwork. The Adams Yellowjackets won 2-0 (2517 and 25-15) by excelling at all of those, but mostly the match came down to serving. The Edna Hill Bobcats started out strong, leaping to a 7-0 lead on the strength of its initial server, but then their servers started having trouble getting the ball over the net. As a result, the Yellowjackets buzzed back, tying it at 15 and flying to victory in the

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Adams’ Sarah Formato and her teammates were able to get the ball over the net more often than Edna Hill, leading to a 2-0 victory last week. Looking on are Madeline Blaise (2), Maddie Grieb and Coach Wendy Van Dyke. first game as their servers served up ace after ace. After every ace the girls gathered in a circle and chanted “A-C-E, woo-woo-woo, ace!” accompanied by a finger twirl. In the second game, Edna Hill got as close as 10-13 before Adams pulled away. The teams played a third, exhibition game, which

Adams also won, 15-12. “The girls played awesome,” said Adams Coach Wendy Van Dyke. “They were behind at the beginning and came back and stepped it up and won. We are playing really together as a team, talking, communicating – and the servers were on.”

When asked what she likes about her team, she said, “I love their dedication and effort level and just their positive spirits. They never get down on themselves. Winning or losing, they are always having a see Yellowjackets page 24A

Exceptional athletes step into hallowed Hall Our coverage of the athletes who were inducted into the Liberty Union High School District Athletic Hall of Fame at the 18th annual Awards Dinner Saturday, which began last issue, concludes in this issue.

Fred Kelley

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Hall of Fame inductees, from left, are Greg Chappel, Krista Houseman, Chris Bodishbough, Fred Kelley and John Rogers.

Fred Kelley attended Liberty High School from 1996 to 2000. In those four years he became one of Liberty’s most outstanding two-sport athletes. In football, Fred earned his freshman letter in 1996 and won the Coaches Award. He lettered in JV football as a sophomore. As a junior, Fred became a force to be reckoned with when playing with the Lions. He recorded a stellar season, running for 822 yards and 11 touchdowns, earning him a BVAL Second All-League Team honor. He was also honored by the coaches with the Varsity Coaches Award.

At the beginning of the 1999 season, his senior year, Fred was picked as one of the Pre-Season Top Players in the area. He didn’t let the press down. In the opening game of the season, Fred ran for 254 yards against Freedom High School. That feat broke the Liberty High School single-game rushing record for the most yards gained by an individual on opening night for the entire North Coast section. Fred rushed for a total of 1,043 yards and scored 10 touchdowns in his senior season. He was selected as the Most Valuable Player, Most Valuable Back, captain and was again selected to the Second Team All BVAL. Fred was also named All-Region by Prep Stars Magazine. As a result of his fantastic season, he was selected to the Contra Costa County All-Star Team that played see Hall page 20A

Don’t see your team? If you’d like to see your favorite team more often in our sports pages, just send us a short write-up, preferably with photos, describing how the team is doing. This could be an article on a recent game or tournament, the season so far, or a description of an outstanding or special athlete. E-mail your articles and photos to sports@brentwoodpress.com. Space limitations might prevent us from publishing every last submission, but we’ll try to squeeze in everything we can.


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Hall from page 19A the Alameda County All-Stars – and beat them. Fred scored two touchdowns in the game and was named the team captain. Fred was not only an outstanding football player; he was an outstanding wrestler for Liberty High School. As a sophomore in 1997-98, he placed third in league and qualified for the North Coast Section. As a junior, he placed second at the league level and again was a NCS qualifier. In his senior year, Fred was league champion, a NCS qualifier, won the Lou Bronzan Invitation Tournament and was selected to the BVAL All-League Wrestling Team. In the spring of 2000 Fred was named The Yearbook Male Athlete of the Year. After high school, Fred attended Los Medanos College, where he played football for two years, 2000 and 2001. During the 2001 season, Fred was named team captain and Most Valuable Defensive Player. He was also chosen as All-State Player of the Week and named to the Mid Empire Conference All-League Team. Fred then attended the University of Idaho, where he was red-shirted for the next season. He decided to transfer to Sacramento State University, where he sat out one year. Fred returned to the football field in 2004, playing for the Sacramento State Hornets for one year as a defensive end and linebacker. While working on his master’s degree and finishing his teaching credentials, he has been coaching. He coached football as an assistant at Florin High School. For the past two years he has been serving as the

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The 1978 Lions Baseball Team, back row from left, are Nick Capsaliaris, Mike Gonzalez, Tony Olan, Mark Biddle, Barry Schwitters, Coach Jerry Black, Diego Torres and Alan McCall; front row: Tim Tompkins, Nico Diaz, Mike Morado and Manuel Torres. offensive graduate assistant to the football team at Sacramento State, with special emphasis on coaching the tight ends. Fred graduated from CSU Sacramento with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, and continues to reside in Sacramento while finishing his master’s degree and working on his California teaching credentials. The Liberty Union High School District Athletic Hall of Fame is proud and honored to induct Fred Kelley into the Athletic Hall of Fame for his outstanding athletic careers at Liberty High School, Los Medanos College and CSU Sacramento.

1978 Liberty Union High School Baseball Team The 1978 Liberty Union High School Varsity baseball team, coached by Jerry

Black, was only the second Lion team to win a championship since 1956 (the 1970 team won the EBAL championship outright, and the 1978 team went 13-7-1, tying Alhambra High for the championship with an 8-4 league record. The Lions played Alhambra High in a league playoff game at a neutral site and lost 1-0 in a pitchers’ duel between Liberty’s Mark Biddle and Alhambra ace Vince Albanese. Alhambra went on to represent the FAL in the section tournament. The 1978 Foothill Athletic League was remarkably well balanced; every team was capable of beating the other. The final standings: Liberty 8-4, Alhambra 8-4, Campolindo 7-5, Acalanes 6-6, Las Lomas 5-7, Miramonte 5-7, and Del Valle 3-9. The 1978 Liberty team took third place

in the Rio Vista Easter Baseball Tournament with a 2-0-1 record. After the second game, against Dixon High School, was tied 3-3 through the 10th inning, tournament officials decided to toss a coin to keep the tournament on schedule. Liberty lost the coin toss and went on to win the third-place trophy. The 1978 team placed five players on the FAL All-League Team: First Team – pitcher Mark Biddle and catcher Tom Lawler; Second Team – first baseman Nick Capsaliaris and shortstop Mike Morado; and Honorable Mention – pitcher Barry Schwitters. The 1978 squad achieved a team batting average of .254 for the season, led by Mike Morado (.420), Nick Capsaliaris (.369) and Hal McCauley (.333). Capsaliaris led the team with three home runs, and Mark Biddle and Barry Schwitters led the pitching staff throughout the season. Biddle worked 66 innings and recorded a 1.17 ERA. Schwitters’ ERA was 2.55 in 60 innings. The Liberty Union High School District Athletic Hall of Fame is proud and honored to induct the outstanding 1978 team – its athletes and coach – into the Athletic Hall of Fame for their hard work, dedication and outstanding record.

John Rogers John Rogers attended Liberty High School from 1966 until 1970. During his four-year stint at Liberty, John became an outstanding football player and team leader. As a freshman, John lettered in frosh see Hall page 21A


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in 1975 and on two Northwest Conference Championship Teams in 1972 and ’75. John was rewarded for his stellar senior season in ’75 by being selected to the All-Northwest Conference First Team Offensive Line, and was named Unanimous Choice and Little All-Northwest All-Star Offensive Line (selected by Pacific Northwest Sportswriters). Upon graduating from Linfield College, John taught high school in three districts in Oregon from 1976-’94 and coached football with outstanding success. His teams played for three Oregon State championships, winning two in 1977 and ’81. He was selected for the prestigious honor of Oregon’s East-West Shrine Coach in 1982. In 1982, he was honored by his Alma Mater by being inducted into the Linfield College Coaches Hall of Fame. He was also the recipient of several Coach of the Year awards during his career. In 1994, John left coaching and high school teaching to become a school administrator in Page, Ariz., where he served as an assistant superintendent for the Page Unified School District from 1994 to’97. He left Arizona in 1997 and is presently the superintendent of the Atascadero Unified School District in Atascadero, Calif. John earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Linfield College and completed his administrative credential at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore. and Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. John and his wife, Teri, have two children: Heidi, who resides in Newport, Ore. and is a teacher; and David, see Hall page 22A

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who works in natural resource management and lives in San Bernadino County. The Liberty Union High School District Athletic Hall of Fame is proud and honored to induct John Rogers into the Athletic Hall of Fame for his distinguished coaching, teaching and administrative careers and his outstanding athletic careers at Liberty High School, Diablo Valley College and Linfield College.

J. Matthew Webber Matt Webber attended Liberty High School from 1999 until 2003. During that time he left a legacy of outstanding volleyball play that will continue to be the standard of excellence for other Lions to emulate. Matt earned his varsity letter in volleyball as a sophomore in 2001. As a junior and senior in 2002 and 2003, he again earned his varsity letters, as well as Most Valuable Player and Bay Valley Athletic League AllLeague Team selections both years. In 2002, Matt was named a North Coast Section Distinguished Scholar Athlete, and in May of 2003, recognized as a member of Volleyball Magazine’s Fab 50 Selection. In June of 2003, Matt was named Contra Costa Times Athlete of the Year in Volleyball and Brentwood News Athlete of the Year. He was recognized for his leadership and academics during his years at Liberty. In the summer of 2002, he was American Legion Boy’s State Attendee, and in 2003 attended the National Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. Matt was selected to Who’s Who among American High School Students in 2003 and the Academic Honor Roll every

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semester in high school. His final GPA was 3.57. After graduating from Liberty, Matt had the honor of playing with top U.S. junior teams. In 2003, he played with the Junior Olympics All Tournament Team in Phoenix. He was named No. 8 of 20 players competing with Team Utah at the Moscow-Utah Games in Russia. In August of 2004, he played in Norceca, Canada for a Junior National team that placed second, and in August of 2005 on a Junior National Team that placed eighth in the World Championships in India. Matt accepted a volleyball scholarship to the University of California Irvine, where he played all four years on outstanding teams in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. He was selected to the Second Team AllConference in 2006 and 2007. He was also named Second Team All-American for the same two seasons. But that’s only part of the story. Matt led the UC Irvine team to the NCAA Division I Volleyball Championship in 2007 in Columbus, Ohio. He was named to the 2007 NCAA All-Tournament Team and was voted the Outstanding Player of the Tournament. Against Penn State in Irvine’s semi-final game, the 6-foot-7-inch Webber notched 19 kills. Matt then turned it up a notch and made 22 kills and hit .457 in the championship match against IPFW (Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne) – 41 kills in two NCAA tournament games! Other honors garnered by Matt at UC Irvine include 2004 Volleyball Hall of Fame see Hall page 24A


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Yellowjackets from page 19A positive attitude and are ready to go. They are doing great, and I am really happy to be here at this school. They are a great group of girls.” The win gave Adams a 3-0 record, while Edna Hill dropped to 0-3. Despite the slow start this season, the Bobcats’ co-coaches Jenna Siegfried and Heather Alarab are having a great time in their first coaching stint. The Liberty High seniors have learned much from playing in Linda Ghilarducci’s volleyball program, and are attempting to pass along Gooch’s winning ways at Edna Hill, where they both played volleyball. “We love to see the girls having fun, and they are having fun,” said Siegfried. “It’s just a matter of being consistent with the actual playing. At the beginning of the first game they were really strong. Keeping that strength throughout the match is what we need to

Hall from page 22A Classic – All Tournament Team and 2007 Scholar Athlete Award, as well as the MPSF Player of the Week and National Player of the Week for April 20, 2007. He was also selected as the Most Valuable Player in 2007 at the Elephant Bar Tournament at UC Santa Barbara.

work on. “Even if they lose, they improve greatly. (At the start) we had two girls who were able to serve over the net, and now a little more than half of them do it. We are satisfied with how it’s going so far, with it being new to them and the coaching side being new to us.” “They are learning how to play and we are learning how to make it work,” agreed Alarab. “We really love the sport. I don’t know what we would do if we didn’t help with the sixth-graders.” After graduation, Siegfried plans to attend Diablo Valley College and Alarab is heading to the University of Merced, where both hope to continue playing volleyball. In the meantime, they are making most of the time they have with each other and their players. “They are improving each game,” said Siegfried. “That’s all we can really ask for now. Everyone wants to win, but all we can ask for now is improvement.”

Matt made the record books for seasonal totals at UC Irvine: No. 8 in kills (502); No. 9 in digs (190); No. 7 in attack attempts (47); No. 18 in points per game (4.79); and No. 16 in aces per game (.373). His career records at UC Irvine include: No. 3 in kills (1,482); No. 3 in attack attempts (3,042); and No. 2 in service aces (107). He holds a conference record in

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Liberty seniors and Edna Hill coaches Jenna Siegfried, left, and Heather Alarab are passing on what they learned by playing under Linda Ghilarducci.

aces per game (.380). Matt has gone on to a professional volleyball career. In 2007-08, he led the Santa Sport to a Finnish National Title in Rovaniemi, Finland and was named Most Outstanding Player. In December of 2007, he was named the Most Outstanding Player at a tournament in Holland. Matt is currently

playing for GFCOA-Ajaccio Volleyball in Corsica, France. The Liberty Union High School District Athletic Hall of Fame is proud and honored to induct Matthew Webber into the Athletic Hall of Fame for his outstanding athletic careers at Liberty High School, UC Irvine and in professional volleyball.

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0076691 Title Order No. 08-8289966 Investor/Insurer No. 100268080 APN No. 033-315- 001-9 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/06/2005. 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, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: STACEY GRELLI, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN AND JAMES LEONARD, AN UNMARRIED MAN AND STEPHNIE GRELLI, AN UNMARRIIED WOMAN AND KYLE HANNAFORD, AN UNMARRIED MAN, AS TENANTS IN COMMON, dated 07/06/2005 and recorded 07/12/- 05, as Instrument No. 2005- 0254861-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 05/07/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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: 3899 MISSION 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 $476,994.40. 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/- 30/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 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# 3057954 04/17/2009, 04/- 24/2009, 05/01/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: april 17, 24, May 1, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-124992-SH Loan # 0000136259 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/23/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT

A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): TED E. CHRISTOFFERSEN AND HEATHER MARIE CHRISTOFFERSEN, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 9/26/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0304852-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records

in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 5/- 7/2009 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, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $622,750.51 The purported property address is: 1166 FETZER LN OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037- 460-005-4 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, 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. Date: 4/16/2009 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# 3046902 04/- 17/2009, 04/24/2009, 05/01/2009 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: April 17, 24, May 1, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002219-00 The name of the business (es): Summerwood Properties United California Brokers Located at: 5450 Balfour Road In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Summerwood Properties Inc., 5450 Balfour Road, 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: 3/31/04. Signature of registrant: William P. Hill This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 31, 2009 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: March 31, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002517-00 The name of the business (es): ABC DRYWALL Located at: 681 SUNDALE LANE In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): TEWAH CHIRAYUNON AND KRISTA CHIRAYUNON, 681 SUNDALE LANE, 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: 4/9/09. Signature of registrant: TEWAH CHIRAYUNON This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 9, 2009 By: April 9, 2009, Deputy Expires: April 9, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2009


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Severe Back Pain, What Your Doctor May Be Missing… Local Doctor Explains How Disc Damage Occurs & What You Can Do To Repair “Permanent” Damage To The Messed Up Discs In Your Back. I’m Dr. James Martin D.C. and your back pain, according to the latest studies on back pain, is likely caused by damage to a disc or discs in your spine. Not long ago we all thought it was muscles…NOT true! It’s your discs and 2nd place goes to the joint capsule (joints in your back). I’m often asked by patients, “Doctor, how did this happen?”, referring to damage discovered to the discs in their spines. Most have been told that age is the primary cause of the degeneration found in their spine…also NOT true! Age is a factor, but not the cause of it…and I can prove it. When evaluating a patient’s MRI, I’ll often point out all of the normal discs in the patient’s spine in addition to the damaged disc(s). Now let me ask you a question. Regardless of the patient’s age, why are one or some of the discs damaged and others are normal? Aren’t all of the discs the same age? Of course they are. If age is the primary reason discs degenerate then they would all be degenerative since they are the same age. However, this is usually NOT the case. Usually it is just one or two damaged discs causing your pain. So what is the primary cause? What is the main reason why degenerative disc disease occurs? Well, you’re not going to like the answer. You didn’t maintain your spine properly or at all. During our lifetime we all have trauma to the spine. From small things like strains from lifting or fast movements, to moderate things like falls, to major traumas like auto accidents and everything in between. Contact sports, skateboarding, skiing, sleeping wrong, wrestling, picking up your children…forces come to bear on our spine in everything we do. Most of the time our body can adapt to these forces, but when the body is overcome…that is when damage can occur. Tears in the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joint capsule or disc set the stage for future degenerative disc disease. What you do when this occurs is very important…just like it is important to immediately ice an injury to decrease inflammation to decrease the amount of scar tissue that develops…what you do to maintain your spinal health immediately is important to prevent future degeneration in the spine. The problem occurs when MOST people do nothing and the result is similar to NEVER brushing and flossing your teeth…it’s going to start to rot! Only when your spine rots, it can really ruin your life. Now I’m going to let most of you off the hook. You’ve never been told how to maintain your spine and if you have, human nature takes over (you are human right?) and we often don’t maintain our bodies very well. We are much more likely to maintain our cars than our bodies. I’m going to explain how to maintain your spine in a minute, but before I do, I need to explain the “pathway to degenerative disc disease” and you’ll understand the mechanism of the damage and knowledge

is critical to end the suffering. Like the good book says, “my people suffer for lack of knowledge”. When trauma occurs and scar tissue develops around the spine, motion dysfunction occurs between two bones of the spine. The disc in between the bones loses its blood supply after about age twenty and relies on motion to pump blood, oxygen, water and nutrients into its interior to stay healthy. Motion dysfunction leads to a lack of these critical components and the result is devastating to the disc. As the water content is lost, the disc becomes “dessicated” or dehydrated and the disc loses height. This leads to bulging of the disc as the bones get closer together, much like a balloon between your hands if pressed together will “balloon out” and bulge. This causes increased disc pressure and in combination with the decreasing health of the disc due to loss of nutrients, leads to weakening and further tearing of the fibers of the disc. The “nucleus” of the disc, which I’ve referred to as the jelly in a donut, starts to migrate out toward the outside of the disc eventually leading to a “herniated disc” or “disc protrusion or extrusion”. However, it was found that during this devastating process the patient doesn’t feel pain because the disc doesn’t contain any pain sensing nerve fibers until you get to the outer third of the disc. Once the nucleus and damage reaches the outer third of the disc then symptoms begin to occur and it was discovered in studies that a phenomenon called “hyper-innervation” occurs and the whole disc becomes innervated resulting in you feeling all the damage to the disc that went unnoticed before Besides the pain you’re experiencing from the disc, the bulging herniated, protruding disc causes pressure on the nerves inside the spine resulting in additional, often more debilitating, pain (like sciatica), numbness & tingling, burning, and muscle weakness. Also, the decreased disc height leads to an “approximation” of the joints in your spine…they get closer together and they rub together (stress) which leads to joint “hypertrophy” or enlargement. This is called arthritis. Just like stress on muscles, when you lift weights, causes enlargement of the muscles, when stress on the joints occurs, they enlarge causing even more pressure on the nerves in addition to the pressure the disc causes. Your nerves are caught in an “hour glass” effect as they are squeezed from both sides. Once this degenerative process gets started, it starts to spread to the “adjacent” discs (discs above and below) and it gets worse and involves more and more discs called Multi-Level Disc Degeneration.



Herniated Disc Before and After Treatment If you are having back pain, whether a small amount or a debilitating amount and anywhere in between, you can have your spine evaluated at our clinic free of charge to determine the condition of your spine, where in the degenerative process your spine is currently (if at all) AND what type of treatment you need (preventative or rehabilitative). And if you’re not a candidate for our treatment, we’ll let you know and refer you to the appropriate specialty. Here are a few back pain sufferers that we couldn’t help: “I was treated very nicely. The doctors have listened to me and they didn’t rush me out of the office, despite the fact I wasn’t a candidate. The exam I had was super, the best I’ve had anywhere. The doctor explained things to me that no one else ever has.” Non-Candidate Brentwood, Ca “I thought I’d write a note to you and all of those potential patients who have serious doubts (as I had) about your decompression treatments. Actually, I thought your procedure was more of a psychological placebo designed for everyone, instead of a nonsurgical process that could repair injured vertebral discs. Imagine my surprise when you advised me that my condition was too severe for your procedure to correct. To me, that refusal added world’s of credibility to your program. It showed me that you are only there to help patients; not just to take their money. I assure you that I will recommend you to anyone I know or meet that suffers from spine and/ or disc pain. I can do this knowing full well that they will be treated right.” Non-Candidate Antioch, Ca If you’ve got back or neck pain or know someone who does, I’ve got a clinic in Brentwood and after a few qualification questions, my staff will know where to direct you to get the most appropriate treatment available for your spinal condition. If you need preventative care only, then studies have shown significant improvement to motion dysfunction with Chiropractic care and physical therapy. Motion dysfunction is a physical problem and therefore requires a physical treatment.

Now once this process begins due to motion dysfunction…it takes time to do all of this damage, which is why age is often blamed. Time IS a factor, as I’ve said, just not the main cause.

When tested individually, Chiropractic fared better than therapy, but in combination, both Chiropractic and Physical Therapy give a much better result. In my clinic, if appropriate to the patient’s condition, we employ the best in chiropractic techniques with state-of-the –art therapy, which we call Progressive Rehab™ to not only end your pain, but slow or stop the degenerative process.

This process can be prevented, slowed, stopped or even reversed depending on where in the process it is treated. Even spinal conditions, which were once believed to be permanent damage and thought to require surgery, can often be reversed (see pre-post MRI of herniated disc) or at the very least improved non-surgically with breakthrough technology in which we specialize.

If rehabilitative care is needed, especially if advanced degenerative disease is present and Chiropractic and Physical Therapy wouldn’t result in good results and could even make it worse, we were one of the first to bring in the latest in nonsurgical decompression technology to treat the most severe spinal degenerative conditions (see pre-post treatment MRI pictures).

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Earth Day at Dow Wetlands The East county community is invited to celebrate Earth Day at the Dow Wetlands Preserve in Antioch on Sunday, April 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. Bring the family (no pets, please), a picnic meal – perhaps a kite – and enjoy the beautiful 470-acre wildlife preserve, situated along the San Joaquin River. Visitors can take a 1.9-mile or 3-mile self-guided walk, see live animals provided by Lindsay Wildlife Museum, and watch a honeybee demonstration. Free snacks and water will be provided, and the first 100 families will receive a special commemorative gift. Parking is available on the Wetlands Preserve property. Wetlands Team volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and lead children in crafts projects. The preserve is located off the Pittsburg-Antioch Highway between Loveridge Road and Auto Center Parkway. For more information, call 925-432-5576.

Hero from page 1A and golf teams, and he credited his training as a Little League shortstop with giving him the dexterity to field and dispatch that potentially deadly grounder. Eslinger said the realization of what he had done took some time to sink in. “It really came later that night, while I was talking with my platoon sergeant,” he said. “It hit me that ‘I could have died tonight; my soldiers could have died tonight.’” His platoon commander, in order to make sure Eslinger didn’t dwell on the episode and allow it to affect his future actions, put him right back to work. “Eight hours later I was back out on patrol” looking for the terrorist who had thrown the grenade, Eslinger said. The man hadn’t stuck around (“I would love to have seen his face” when the grenade

eBART from page 1A has the major advantage of being fully funded. Its disadvantage is that it’s close to the PG&E power station and not well situated for transit-oriented development of apartments, townhouses, stores, restaurants and offices on the north side of the highway. • The east median station, about a half-mile east of Hillcrest Avenue, would allow for twice as much transit-oriented development as the west median station. Its disadvantage is that it would cost $30 million extra, funding for which has not yet been found. As part of their approval of the plan, council members made clear to the BART board their strong preference for the east median station. The BART board met on Thursday to decide the issue, the results of which were not available at press time. While both city and BART officials acknowledge the benefits of the east median station, the two groups differ on how the process should proceed. City officials want both station sites to go out to bid by construction companies, whereas BART officials prefer putting only the west median station out to bid and then implementing a “change order” if extra funding is found for the east median station. Former City Councilman Arne Simonsen made a rare appearance before the council to argue in favor of the east median station, pointing out that East County residents are already compromising by not getting classic BART by being forced to settle for eBART, a cheaper,

diesel train alternative. If the east median station is not chosen, “you’re not only going to get a second-rate (transit) system, which we are willing to live with, but a second rate (station) location, which is going to create a traffic nightmare and not have the highest and best use of that area,” said Simonsen. Joel Keller, a BART board member and former Antioch mayor, pointed out the benefits of eBART. It will create more than 600 jobs during construction and 40-80 permanent jobs once completed. It will have the effect of adding an additional lane to Highway 4, relieving congestion. One train can equal as many as 250 cars. Keller acknowledged city officials’ preference for the east median station, and said that there will still be time to try to find the funding to make that station a reality. “I will commit to you tonight that the dual-bid option that you have all been advocating for will not be taken off the table as an option unless I return to this City Council and tell you why that’s going to occur,” he said. “We will continue to try to find a way to make that happen.” That pledge was good enough for Councilman Brian Kalinowski. “I’m going to go along with this and put all my faith in you individually,” he said to Keller.” Based on … the fact that you served on this council, you haven’t forgotten where you’ve come from, I believe your heart is there.” Councilwoman Martha Parson

voted for the plan, arguing that it’s not worth risking the possibility of funding for eBART instead going for other transit projects in the Bay Area if the council rejected it. “I don’t believe Antioch has waited 40 years to throw the baby out with the bathwater,” she said. To Keller she added, “I’m putting my trust in you. Don’t fail me. I really believe that all of us can work together as a team and make this happen for Antioch. We’ve waited a long time. East County’s waited a long time. I think the eastern station is the best station. It’s the only one that makes the transit village work properly. I’m going to work my darndest to make it happen.” On the same night, the Oakley City Council listened to an update on the eBART plans from several BART officials. They were generally pleased with what they heard but expressed concern that not enough parking spaces would be provided at the Hillcrest station. Current projections are that there will be 3,150 daily riders but only 1,000 parking spaces when eBART starts operation in 2015. By 2030 there are projected to be 8,200 riders and 2,600 parking spaces. “We feel (the parking) is inadequate,” said Councilman Jim Frazier, who suggested designing a Plan B in case a parking-space shortage arises. “If the (current) assumptions are wrong, then it’s designed and can move forward.” The BART officials said that Oakley’s concerns and the Plan B suggestion will be taken into consideration.

sailed back over the wall, Eslinger said) but he didn’t run far enough away, either. He was identified and arrested the next day. It took even longer for his mother, Donna Behnke, to get a feel for what her son had done, but that was only because Eslinger didn’t tell her about it right away. “I didn’t find out about it until our congressman called to arrange for an interview,” said Behnke, who, along with Eslinger’s father Bruce, is now a resident of Texas. “He never mentioned it.” Behnke said Eslinger had been a high achiever all his life. In addition to athletics, he served as a peer counselor at Freedom. “He’s always been service-oriented; he liked to serve other people,” she said. “I would rather he not have jumped

on a grenade, but I’m very proud to be his mom. I worry a little bit more now, but I do walk on air sometimes.” Behnke said Eslinger is currently at Ft. Benning, Ga., where he’s training as a member of the 75th Rangers. Moving to the elite special forces is just the next step in a career he credits his parents with making possible. “I’d like to thank my parents for all the support they’ve given me as I chase my dreams,” he said. “I feel very honored to receive the Silver Star and all the attention I’ve received. My soldiers challenge me every day, hold me to their standards, and trust me as their leader. Being a platoon commander is the best job in the whole world.”

The Silver Star ranks behind only the Congressional Medal of Honor and Distinguished Service Cross in prominence, and is awarded for extraordinary heroism in combat against an enemy of the U.S.

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-231307-BL Loan # 15192156 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/15/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances,

to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): ELSIE B. SLAVITZ, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 7/30/2004 as Instrument No. 2004-0294094-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 5/- 7/2009 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, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $184,558.51 The purported property address is: 1720 Port Way Oakley, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 035-541029 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Date: 4/9/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON

SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 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# 3040430 04/17/2009,

04/24/- 2009, 05/01/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 17, 24, May 1, 2009

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on May 5, 2009, hold a public hearing to consider the following: An application for a rezone (RZ 09-05) to Planned Development 5 (PD-5) to expand the approved delivery hours on Sundays, from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm, to 7:00 am to 10:00 pm, for the Shops at Fairview retail center and an amendment to the approved design review (DR 04-34-A1) for the center to modify the building design for “Majors 1” to accommodate a proposed Fresh and Easy store. The center is generally located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Balfour Road and Fairview Avenue (APN 012-020-018). Applicant: The Bergman Companies Said hearing will be held at the City

Council Chambers, 734 Third Street, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Associate Planner Debbie Hill [(925) 516-5135 or dhill@ci.brentwood. ca.us] in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 118 Oak Street, Brentwood, California 94513. Before any court challenge of Planning Commission decisions, you are required to appeal the decision to the City Council no later than the time period provided under the City’s Municipal Code. In addition you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: April 24, 2009

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001856-00 The name of the business (es): BUZZ INN Located at: 3899 Main Street In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Natalie Salameh, 1108 Teal Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 3/17/09. Signature of registrant: Natalie Salameh This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 17, 2009 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: March 17, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2009


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April 24, 2009

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APRIL 24, 2009 having the gardens and yards they want.” And they’re doing it in a variety of ways. From container gardening (“very popular right now, and requires much less water than in the ground plantings,” said Perez) to shade trees, and a return to the easy-to-grow California drought-tolerant, succulent plants, people aren’t giving up their gardens; they’re just getting more creative in their choices. “Everyone is just looking for ways to stretch their dollars right now, and we’re here to help them do it,” said Perez. “People are shopping for drought-tolerant alternatives, and great ideas are the California Lilacs (good for ground cover), manzanita and rock roses, as well as the colorful geraniums and nemesia. There are so many different ways to have a wonderful garden that doesn’t take a lot of water or cost a fortune. Shade trees are also very popular. They’re fast growing and offer good coverage.” The most popular new trend, however, is actually an old standby: the Victory Garden. In recent years, people haven’t been as interested in growing vegetables – partly because they require more time and maintenance – but with the turn in the economy, Perez says she’s noticed her vegetable plants are flying off their palettes nearly faster than she can replace them. “Lots of vegetables – we’re seeing lots of vegetables,” she said. “Tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, all the herbs, people are definitely looking to plant their vegetable gardens. Yes, they require more tending and more water, but they produce, and that’s a value people are looking for right now.” And she should know. The family-

HOME & GARDEN owned-and-operated business has been a mainstay in East County for more than 18 years. Recently relocated from its Sunset Road location to the 10-acre growing grounds on Walnut Boulevard in Brentwood, Perez Nursery is all about customer-service. And while the nursery works with commercial as well as residential customers, Perez takes special delight in helping homeowners create their own garden paradise. “My main thing has always been the basic homeowner,” she said. “I love to help them create the yard or garden they want – that’s very satisfying.” Everyone can have a green thumb, said Perez. They just need to give it a try. Easy-tofollow tips include not over-watering the lawn (“10 minutes in the morning and evening, that’s all”), fertilizing (“once a month with a liquid fertilizer”) and mixing in a healthy dose of patience and positive thinking. “With the way the world is now, everyone is so busy and so rushed, I think gardening is a great way to just slow things down,” she said. “When you’re out there watering, just relax, enjoy the moment, and talk to your plants. You can’t just put a plant in the ground and expect it to grow. You have to take some time with it. But it’s OK to fail; that’s how you learn. It’s all a big learning curve.” Customers interested in learning more can visit Perez Nursery this weekend for its annual sale. Everything on site will be discounted 50 to 70 percent. The sale takes place Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 925-5161052. Perez Nursery is located at 2601 Walnut Blvd.

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Mirabilis Jalapa Otherwise known as the four o’clock flower; tends to open later in the afternoon (hence the name) while at the same time emitting a sweet-smelling fragrance. And although this flower might not be your favorite, or even anything you have in your garden, since 1994 the flower has played a huge role in the lives of those affected by cancer…being considered a “symbol of hope” for survivors in both the United States and over 100 countries world-wide. With spring 2009 playing host to both Oakley’s and Brentwood’s respective Relay For Life events why not take a few minutes and smell the “purple jasmine”.? On May 2-3 in Oakley (for the first time), and June 13-14 in Brentwood, teams of 8-15 people will “paint the town purple” and participate in a 24 hour event with at least one team member on the Liberty High School track at all times – because cancer never sleeps – in what has become the American Cancer Society’s single largest activity. Dating back to 1985 and Dr. Gordon Klatt’s Tacoma, Washington, grassroots effort, Relay For Life has evolved into this nation’s largest fundraising event of any kind, raising over 400 million dollars in 2008! Brentwood alone helped to raise $307,657 in funds during the 24 hour event and is looking to make it at least an even $325,000.00 in 2009. And while the money donated to the American Cancer Society helps with patient support, disease prevention/risk

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HOME & GARDEN

Johnson rides season’s first heat wave SAMIE HARTLEY

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rienced temperatures in the high 80s last weekend, Kevin’s services as owner of Johnson Heating & Air Conditioning are in high demand. By 10 a.m. on Monday, he’s already received more than a dozen calls. The

Brentwood office doesn’t have a radio, but the theme of “Pink Panther,” Kevin’s ring tone, appears to be on repeat. “We normally don’t start getting calls like this until May,” Kevin said. “We don’t see hot weather like this in April usually.” Kevin and his wife Janelle normally schedule seasonal maintenance appointments in April, but after the heat wave, prospective customers are flooding the phone with calls. “It was the first hot weekend of the year, and people are now calling about

problems they noticed in October,” Janelle said. “They figure they won’t be running their air conditioner during the winter, so they don’t need to call in until it gets hot again. But once it heats up, we’re slammed.” To avoid malfunctioning machinery, the Johnsons recommend that homeowners schedule routine maintenance checkups. For $149, Kevin will inspect both appliances twice a year. Customers who sign up for the seasonal maintenance program, known as the Energy Squeezer, also get priority should problems occur between maintenance visits. As loyal customers, they receive a 10-percent discount on parts. “Your heating and air condition systems need to be checked out on a regular basis just like your car,” Janelle said. “It’s important to keep the units tuned, so that they run efficiently. People

don’t want to replace their units because it can be expensive, so it’s important to have them checked out.” Kevin said the most important thing is to replace the filters. Filters become clogged with dirt, hair and other contaminants that prevent the filter from efficiently releasing air into the home. If buildup continues, filters can be sucked into the unit, resulting in hundreds of dollars worth of repairs. As part of a seasonal maintenance visit, Kevin replaces the filters and shows customers how to change the filters on their own, recommending that the filters be replaced at least once between seasonal visits. A maintenance visit takes a little more than an hour. Summer maintenance is best scheduled for April and May; winter maintenance for October and November. After that, Kevin said seasonal

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Kevin and Janelle Johnson, owners of Johnson Heating & Air Conditioning, recommend that homeowners get their appliances checked twice a year to make sure their heating and air conditioning units are functioning efficiently. maintenance requests are pushed to the end of the list because people with more urgent needs come first. While the average workday at Johnson Heating & Air Conditioning is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Kevin has been known to be out until after 10 p.m. on house calls. “We do emergency calls around the clock if it’s a genuine emergency,” Kevin said. “Being hot isn’t an emergency for most people, but if it’s a health issue, then we take care of it right way. Heat kills people, so for the elderly or people with medical conditions or

disabilities, we make that a priority.” Johnson Heating & Air Conditioning also installs new heating and air units as well as maintains and repairs them. The Brentwood office features a showroom for residential and commercial customers interested in new appliances. A full list of their services can be found at the Web site, www.johnsonhvac.com/services. aspx. Johnson Heating & Air Conditioning is located at 4501 O’Hara Ave. in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-516-7120.

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Local residents enjoyed sampling some of Antioch’s most mouthwatering cuisine at last year’s Pride of the Delta Restaurant Tour. Culinary enthusiasts are invited to join fellow foodies again this Sunday, April 26, for another tasty tour of the town. Press File Photo

Restaurant tour to benefit local charities If you’re looking for a way to satisfy your taste buds while helping out the community, the annual Pride of the Delta Restaurant Tour is on the menu. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of the Delta along with the Antioch Press, East County Live and the Print Club, the tour, which runs from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, offers a succulent sample of some of Antioch’s best culinary concoctions. Contributing Antioch restaurants this

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Karlie, “You’re officially a teenager!” We just wanted to tell you how proud we are of all your accomplishments. We are looking forward to continuing to see you grow into the beautiful girl you have become. We hope you continue to enjoy being a 7thgrader at Bristow Middle School and being on the Bristow Track Team. Happy 13th Birthday! Love, Your FamBam

In Memoriam I miss my grandma, Irma Maria Gonzalez. She passed away two years ago on April 25, 2007. She raised 11 children, had a helping hand in raising 27 grandchildren and was blessed with the ability to love 10 greatgrandchildren. I struggle with the thought of my best friend being gone, so I look toward the time I spent with her and try to remember everything I loved and what made her special. Roses were her favorite flower, and she smelled like flowers. She laughed out loud, spoke her mind, cooked with an ease of passion and was easy to spend time with. My Grandma loved hugs and kisses and demanded

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Former Brentwood residents, graduates of Liberty High School and now proud parents Gabe and Tania Salinas would like to announce the birth of their first child, Gabriel Roman Salinas, who was born on Feb. 9. Baby Gabriel weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and measaured 20 inches. Congratulations to all!

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them, though she may have been mad. She represented strength in every way imaginable and defined the word “love.” They say you never truly lose someone special due to them living forever in your heart, but what if it’s not enough? I love you, Grandma. Irma Gonzalez Moore Your loving granddaughter

Brandon Kendrick of Oakley proposed to Nicole Brown of Antioch on Dec. 25, 2008. Nicole is the daughter of Chris and Veronica Brown. Brandon is the son of Steve and Donna Kendrick. The couple will be married at an evening wedding on June 27 at the Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center in San Ramon. Nicole and Brandon are California natives and share one dog, one cat and a large group of amazing friends. Please celebrate with us as we wish them all God’s blessings in life.

obert and Angelina Orduna were married Nov. 15, 2008 in Brentwood at the Golden Hills Church. Robert and Angelina were high school sweethearts and were engaged Dec. 24, 2007. Congratulations on your nuptials!

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-217997-ED Loan # 5303952906 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/6/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): TED J WALLACE , II AND GWENDOYLN J. WALLACE, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 7/14/2006 as Instrument No. 20060223003 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 5/- 14/2009 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, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $393,602.67 The purported property address is: 644 GINGHAM WAY OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037- 280-013 The

undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, 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. Date: 4/15/2009 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# 3065456 04/- 24/2009, 05/01/2009, 05/08/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 24, May 1, 8, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-219156-TC Loan # 3002537094 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/14/2006. 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. 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): MANUEL PINZON, FLAVIA PINZON MARIN HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 12/21/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0406910- 00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 5/- 7/2009 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, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $363,628.30 The purported property address is: 105 FRANCISCO VILLA DR OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 035-314-002 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary

within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Date: 4/6/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: (877) 908- 4357 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# 3034525 04/17/2009, 04/24/- 2009, 05/01/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 17, 24, May 1, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-221690-ED Loan # 0005297436 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/18/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): RAUL DIAZ, A SINGLE MAN Recorded: 12/22/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0409121-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 5/7/2009 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, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $369,609.13 The purported property address is: 2616 MAIN ST OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037-123-062 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, 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. Date: 3/25/2009 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# 3041458 04/- 17/2009, 04/24/2009, 05/01/2009 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: April 17, 24, May 1, 2009

is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: 3/24/09 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2009 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #F-000-6626-00 The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: First-Rate Pest Control, 275 Central Terrace, Brentwood, CA 94513. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on: September 5, 2008 under file number: F-0006626-00. 1. B.E.E. Pest Services, Inc., 275 Central Terrace, Brentwood, CA 94513 This business was conducted by: a Corporation Signature of registrant: William L. Todd This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 7, 2009 By: _ ______, Deputy Expires: April 7, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish: April 17, 24, May, 1, 8, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002114-00 The name of the business (es): All Phase Companion Care Located at: 31 Merganser Court In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Roberto Primo E. Tapia, 31 Merganser Court, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 3/26/09. Signature of registrant: Roberto Primo E. Tapia This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 26, 2009 By: M. Oliver, Deputy Expires: March 26, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2009

NAME CHANGE NOTICE PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Lisa Kotecki, 3020 El Cerrito Plaza, #178, El Cerrito, CA 94530 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Lisa Michelle Kotecki FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-0482 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Lisa Kotecki filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Lisa Michelle Kotecki (AKA) Natalia Nassim to Proposed Name: Natalia Nassim 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 5/22/09 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Brentwood will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on April 28, 2009 to consider the following matter: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AMENDING THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD 2008/09 COST ALLOCATION PLAN AND SCHEDULE OF CITY FEES TO REVISE ADMINISTRATIVE CITATION AMOUNTS FOR SECOND VIOLATIONS AND CLARIFY LANGUAGE AS TO AUTOMATIC CPI ADJUSTMENTS FOR THE PLAN. Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 734 Third Street, Brentwood, CA 94513. Documents are available for review at the following locations: PW Engineering and Community Development, 118 Oak Street, City Administration, 708 Third Street; Parks and Recreation, 740 Third Street and the Library, 751 Third Street. Further information may be obtained from City Hall, 708 Third Street, Brentwood, California 94513, (925) 516-5400. If you challenge the City Council’ s action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Dated: April 17, 2009 and April 24, 2009 /s/- ___________ ________________ Cynthia Garcia, CMC Assistant City Clerk Brentwood Press Np. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 17, 24, 2009

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/- 10/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1 800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-0I94 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# 3038456 04/10/2009, 04/- 17/2009, 04/24/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 10, 17, 24, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002014-00 The name of the business (es): TUCKER PRODUCTS, INC. Located at: 5031 Blum Road In: Martinez, CA 94553 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Tucker Products, Inc., 2764 Lake Sahara Drive, Suite 111, Las Vegas, NV 89117. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 3/23/09. Signature of registrant: Daniel M. Tucker, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 23, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: March 23, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-000202600 The name of the business (es): ANTIOCH AND BRENTWOOD PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY Located at: 1140 SECOND STREET, SUITE E In: Brentwood, CA94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): TANIMURA DDS, MSD AND PENG, DDS, INC., 1140 Second Street, Suite E, 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: January 2009. Signature of registrant: Leslie K. Tanimura, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 24, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: March 24, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002076-00 The name of the business (es): D’s Stay & Play Daycare Located at: 5705 Cutter Loop In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Diana F. Azevedo, 5705 Cutter Loop, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Diana F. Azevedo This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 25, 2009 By: M. Oliver, Deputy Expires: March 25, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001530-00 The name of the business (es): Nectar Shoppe Located at: 338 Madrone Place In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Tatiana Koehler, 338 Madrone Place, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Tatiana Koehler This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 4, 2009 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: March 4, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002110-00 The name of the business (es): MB Realty Group, Inc. Located at: 100 School Street In: Danville, CA 94526 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): MB Realty Group, Inc., 100 School Street, XDanville, CA 94526 MB Realty Group, Inc. 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: Michael Branagh, OwnerPresident This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 26, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: March 26, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0088720 Title Order No. 08-8325901 Investor/Insurer No. 1703498714 APN No. 0372700674 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/05/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: SALVADOR VALENCIA, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 04/05/2007 and recorded 04/13/07, as Instrument No. 2007-0108041-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 05/07/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Court-

house, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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: 1765 DELTA MEADOWS WAY, OAKLEY, CA, 945613140. 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 $345,200.75. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 11/- 21/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 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# 3059511 04/17/2009, 04/- 24/2009, 05/01/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 17, 24, May 1, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002161-00 The name of the business (es): TNP Race Promoters Located at: 5450 Balfour Road In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): William P. Hill, 5450 Balfour Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 3/31/04. Signature of registrant: William P. Hill This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 27, 2009 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: March 27, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002226-00 The name of the business (es): Summerwood Properties, Inc. Located at: 5450 Balfour Road In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s):Summerwood Properties Inc., 5450 Balfour Road, 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: 4/14/04. Signature of registrant: William P. Hill This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 31, 2009 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: March 31, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002270-00 The name of the business (es): The Animal Nannies Located at: 2141 Firwood Court In: Discovery Bay, CA94505. Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Julie Rezendes 2141 Firwood Court, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 4/5/07. Signature of registrant: Julie Rezendes This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 1, 2009 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: April 1, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-237456-CL Loan # 0047176110 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/1/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as pro-

vided 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): DANIEL STAPLETON AND AMANDA MILLER, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 8/8/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0227236-00 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 5/14/2009 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, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $388,830.75 The purported property address is: 4611 BAYSIDE WAY OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 035- 730-015-1 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Date: 4/22/2009 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# 3053792 04/- 24/2009, 05/01/2009, 05/08/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 24, May 1, 8, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002266-00 The name of the business (es): CALIFORNIA PAYROLL Located at: 1240 CENTRAL BOULEVARD, SUITE B In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): PROMERIO, INC., 1240 CENTRAL BOULEVARD, SUITE B, 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: 10/1/03. Signature of registrant: Henry Lonsdale-President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 1, 2009 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: April 1, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002262-00 The name of the business (es): FIRST CLASS REALTY Located at: 2116 SAND POINT ROAD In: DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): XKE, INC., 2116 SAND POINT ROAD, 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: 3/25-3/27, 2009. Signature of registrant: WILLIAM A. RUSSELL This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 1, 2009 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: April 1, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001843-00 The name of the business (es): Simply Senational Events and Catering Located at: 590 Orange Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Mailing: P.O. Box 2184, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Shirley A. Trainor, 590 Orange Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Shirley A. Trainor This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 16, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: March 16, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002747-00 The name of the business (es): Delta Auto Broker Located at: 4652 Christenson Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Debbie McGarry, 4652 Christenson Street, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Debbie

McGarry This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 17, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: April 17, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0004130 Title Order No. 09-8021091 Investor/Insurer No. 136382016 APN No. 037-490- 028-0 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/01/2006. 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 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: MERVYN GOULARTE, AND TERRY L GOULARTE, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 11/01/2006 and recorded 11/15/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0366296- 00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 05/- 15/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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: 4874 SNOWY EGRET WAY, OAKLEY, CA, 945611686. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $536,578.52. 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/- 23/2009 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# 3050562 04/24/2009, 05/01/- 2009, 05/08/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 24, May 1, 8, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002227-00 The name of the business (es): Summerwood Properties United California Brokers Located at: 5450 Balfour Road In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): William P. Hill, 5450 Balfour Road, 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: 4/14/04. Signature of registrant: William P. Hill This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 31, 2009 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: March 31, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002420-00 The name of the business (es): B.E.E. Pest Services Located at: 275 Central Terrace In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): DeCasas Exterminating, Inc., 275 Central Terrace, 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: 4/2009. Signature of registrant: Norma Secasa Wellington, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 7, 2009 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: April 7, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish: April 17, 24, May, 1, 8, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002424-00 The name of the business (es): Nic’s Preservation Located at: 4901 Clipper Drive In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Larry D. Nichols and Linda Nichols, 4901 Clipper Drive, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of reg-

istrant: Linda Nichols This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 7, 2009 By: Jack R. Vincak, Deputy Expires: April 7, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002249-00 The name of the business (es): Dave of ALL Trades Located at: 1205 Tartarian Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Mailing: P. O. Box 47, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): David Fredrick, 1205 Tartarian Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 3/31/09. Signature of registrant: David Fredrick This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 31, 2009 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: March 31, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002348-00 The name of the business (es): CBRD Solutions Located at: 301 Jefferson Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Clifford Eclarino and Caroline Eclarino, 301 Jefferson Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Clifford Eclarino This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: N/A By: April 3, 2009, Deputy Expires: April 3, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 10, 17, 24, May, 1, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F0002615-00 The name of the business (es): ASSOCIATED BROKERS Located at: 1648 Gamay Lane In: Brentwood, CA 94513Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jack Howell and Sandra Howell, 1648 Gamay Lane 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: 4/14/09. Signature of registrant: Jack Howell This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 14, 2009 By: M. Oliver, Deputy Expires: April 14, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002561-00 The name of the business (es): HDP Consultants Located at: 1123 Jonagold Way In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Gary J. Withers, 1123 Jonagold Way, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/ A. Signature of registrant: Gary Withers This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 10, 2009 By: Jack R. Vincak, Deputy Expires: April 10, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 17, 24, May, 1, 8, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002673-00 The name of the business (es): Little Diamonds Preschool Located at: 2015 Elkins Way, Suite D, In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Black Diamond Gymnastics LLC-Brentwood, CA 94513 This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Co. The reg- istrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious busi- ness name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Joshua Storrer-Vice President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 15, 2009 By: M. Oliver, Deputy Expires: April 15, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002187-00 The name of the business (es): DEVINE DECOR Located at: 560 Ash Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Lydia Manila and Eddie Manila, 560 Ash Street, 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: 3/30/09. Signature of registrant: Lydia Manila This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 30, 2009 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: March 30, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002477-00 The name of the business (es): SORENSON & ASSOCIATES ROOFING & WATERPROOFING Located at: 2248 TRINITY PLACE In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): LARRY SCOTT SORENSON, 2248 TRINITY PLACE, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Larry Sorenson This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 8, 2009 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: April

8, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F0002284-00 The name of the business (es): Maxx Worms Located at: 2340 Indian Springs Court In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): kathleen P. Regan, 2340 Indian Springs Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Kathleen P. Regan This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 1, 2009 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: April 1, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2009 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #F-000-7491-00 The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Discovery Pest Control, 275 Central Terrace, Brentwood, CA 94513. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on: October 7, 2008 under file number: F-0007491-00. 1) B.E.E. Pest Services, Inc., 275 Central Terrace, Brentwood, CA 94513 This business was conducted by: a Corporation Signature of registrant: William L. Todd This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 7, 2009 By: _______, Deputy Expires: April 7, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish: April 17, 24, May, 1, 8, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002208-00 The name of the business (es): ANTIOCH AND BRENTWOOD PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY Located at: 2390 COUNTRY HILLS DRIVE, SUITE 102 In: ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): TANIMURA, DDS, MSD AND PENG, DDS, INC.. This business is conducted by: a Corporationl The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/1/09. Signature of registrant: Leslie K. Tanimura-President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 31, 2009 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: March 31, 2014 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002537-00 The name of the business (es): Simple Beauty Located at: 729 First Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Mailing: 121 Echo Place, Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jenifer Homa, 121 Echo Place, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 4/10/09. Signature of registrant: Jenifer Homa This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 10, 2009 By: Jack R. Vincak, Deputy Expires: April 10, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002326-00 The name of the business (es): EAST BAY GENERAL ENGINEERING CO. Located at: 2236 Thomas Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Michael Benson, 2236 Thomas Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Sheri Bond This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 2, 2009 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: April 2, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 10, 17, 24, May, 1, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002401-00 The name of the business (es): 1) Discovery Bay Pest Control 2) Discovery Pest Control 3) Brentwood Pest Control 4) Antioch Pest Control 5) First- Rate Pest Control Located at: 275 Central Terrace In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Wellington Exterminators, Inc., 275 Central Terrace, 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: 4/2009. Signature of registrant: Norma Secasa Wellington, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 7, 2009 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: April 7, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish: April 17, 24, May, 1, 8, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002313-00 The name of the business (es): HOTSHOTZ INC. Located at: 3710 Lone Tree Way, #160 In: Antioch, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): HOTSHOTZ INC., 3710 Lone Tree Way, #160, Antioch, CA 94509. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/ A. Signature of registrant: Robert Bruce, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 2, 2009 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: April 2, 2014 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish: April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2009

LEGAL NOTICES AMENDED FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001942-00 The name of the business (es): JASON KOST SOFTWARE ENGINEERING Located at: 2805 Hawthorn Drive In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jason Kost, 2805 Hawthorn Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 3/14/09. Signature of registrant: Jason Kost This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 19, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: March 19, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 24, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #0002308-00 The name of the business (es): Shamrock EMS Located at: 516 Livingston Court In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Daniel Boyle 516 Livingston Court, Discovery Bay CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 4/2/09. Signature of registrant: Daniel Boyle This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 2, 2009 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: April 2, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0000397 Title Order No. 09-8001054 Investor/Insurer No. 155622739 APN No. 033-430- 010-0 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/19/2006. 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: MARY LUMB, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 09/19/2006 and recorded 09/26/06. as Instrument No. 2006-0303503-00, in Book . Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 05/- 01/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse. 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street). Martinez, CA. 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: 38 RENOIR 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 $395.574.72. 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 hank, 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


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NAME CHANGE NOTICE PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Tamara Clark, 822 Atherton Boulevard, Brentwood, CA 94513 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Tamara Clark FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-0585 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Tamara Clark filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Jade Kiarra lee Wyatt to Proposed Name: Jade Kiarra lee Clark 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 6/8/09 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS b. Notice to Father named on the birth certificate is waived by order of the court. Date: April 9, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 17, 24, May, 1, 8, 2009 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF Lillian Lentzner Case No. P09-00367 1. To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: Lillian Lentzner 2. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: Howard L. Lentzner in the Superior Court of California, County of: CONTRA COSTA 3. The Petition for Probate requests that : Howard L. Lentzner be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. 4. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examinarion in the file kept by the court. 5. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. 6. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: a. Date: 5/11/09 Time:9 a.m. Dept: 61 Room: 212 b. Address of court: 751 Pine St., Martinez, CA 94553-1201 Branch Name: Main 7. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. 8. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provide in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. 9. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. 10. Petitioner (name): Howard L. Lentzner, In Pro Per (Address): 7247 Chadbourne Road, Brentwood, CA 94513 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2009 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: Shannon M. D’Eredita (AKA) Shannon D’Eredita (AKA) Shannon Marie D’Eredita Case Number: P09-00331 1. To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: Shannon M. D’Eredita (AKA) Shannon D’Eredita (AKA) Shannon Marie D’Eredita 2. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: Stephen D’Eredita in the Superior Court of California, County of: Contra Costa 3. The Petition for Probate requests that : Stephen D’Eredita be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. 4. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examinarion in the file kept by the court. 5. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independant Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal represntative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independant administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the author-

ity. 6. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: a. Date: 5/5/09 Time: 9 a.m. Dept: 61 b. Address of court: 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553 Branch Name: Wakefield Taylor Courthouse 7. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. 8. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedant, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provide in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. 9. You may examine the file kept by the court if you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. 10. Attorney for petitioner: Dan J. Hall SBN: 145411 Address: 4733 Chabot Drive, Suite 203, Pleasanton, CA 94588 Telephone: (925) 460-0711 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates:April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-148035-C Loan No. 7439207481 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/18/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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: SCOTT B. GRANT AND HEATHER N. GRANT, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded 3/25/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0102017-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 5/15/2009 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: 568 THORNHILL LANE BRENTWOOD, California 94513 APN #: 019460-014-4 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $741,339.53, 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. ETS Services, LLC Date: 4/15/2009 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3064912 04/- 24/2009, 05/01/2009, 05/08/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 24, May 1, 8, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 430041CA Loan No. 0694383563 Title Order No. 602117424 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 06/01/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 05/07/- 2009 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 06/10/2005, Book , Page , Instrument 2005-0208946- 00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: ALFRED J. CARRERO JR. AND AMANDA M. CARRERO, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount

may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 245, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 8424, FILED DECEMBER 6, 2002, IN MAP BOOK 449, PAGE 27, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: ‘’AN UNDIVIDED 1/2 INTEREST IN AND TO ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES BELOW A POINT 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO TAKE, REMOVE, MINE AND DISPOSE OF ALL SAID OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE OR OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND OR UPON ANY PART OF SAID LAND WITHIN 500 FEET THEREOF’’, AS RESERVED IN THE DEED TO MILLIE ZERDA, RECORDED DECEMBER 10, 1963, IN BOOK 4508, AT PAGE 440, OFFICIAL RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $480,286.75 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 613 JACKSON COURT BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 APN Number: 013-370-081 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 04- 16-2009 CALIFORNIA 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 ASAP# 3062300 04/17/2009, 04/24/2009, 05/01/- 2009 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: April 17, 24, May 1, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-154721-ED Loan # 0642385538 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/25/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): ANGELA STOUT, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 2/1/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0033997-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 5/14/2009 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, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $367,248.41 The purported property address is: 1363 REAGAN WAY BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessors Parcel No. 016-300-046-6 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, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5 ( c), the beneficiary or authorized agent declares as follows: 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. 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. Date: 4/17/2009 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# 3068258 04/- 24/2009, 05/01/2009, 05/08/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publisg Dates: April 24, May 1, 8, 2009

of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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: 4628 GOLDEN BEAR DR, ANTIOCH, CA, 94531. 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 $643,737.35. 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/- 08/2007 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW88 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3062133 04/17/2009, 04/24/- 2009, 05/01/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: April 17, 24, May 1, 2009

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# 3042382 04/- 17/2009, 04/24/2009, 05/01/2009 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: April 17, 24, May 1, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0000200 Title Order No. 09-8001458 Investor/Insurer No. 115518828 APN No. 035-351- 017-5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/25/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JACOB W EDWARDS, A SINGLE MAN., dated 08/25/2005 and recorded 08/31/05, as Instrument No. 2005- 0330232-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 05/01/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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: 987 ALMOND 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 $412,166.02. 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/- 10/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 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# 3036217 04/10/2009, 04/- 17/2009, 04/24/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 10, 17, 24, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002307-00 The name of the business (es): PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING GROUP Located at: 144 CONTINENTE AVENUE, SUITE 130 In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): ROBERT ATLAS, 2563 CADDIE COURT, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513; BRIAN HELMICK, 313 STRATFORD PLACE, OAKLEY, CA 94561 This business is conducted by: Co-Partners The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Robert Atlas This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 2, 2009 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: April 2, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002181-00 The name of the business (es): Bobby D’s Catering Located at: 2739 Main Street In: Oakley, CA 94561 Mailing: P.O. Box 1248, Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Robert Harold Duncan, Sr., 2739 Main 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: Robert H. Duncan, Sr. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 30, 2009 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: March 30, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002118-00 The name of the business (es): Deluxe Companion Home Care Services Located at: 31 Merganser Court In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Roberto Primo Tapia, 31 Merganser Court, Oakley, CA 94561; Henry Stevens, 3706 Chestnut

Avenue, Concord, CA 94519. 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: Roberto Primo Tapia This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 26, 2009 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: March 26, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0117292 Title Order No. 08-8479434 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, 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. 20030302985-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 05/01/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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 $147,986.08. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 04/- 08/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 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# 2992043 04/10/2009, 04/- 17/2009, 04/24/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 10, 17, 24, 2009 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING IRONHOUSE SANITARY DISTRICT TRUNKLINE AND PLANT CAPACITY FEE INCREASES On Tuesday, May 5, 2009, the Ironhouse Sanitary District (ISD) Board of Directors will hold a public hearing to consider an increase in Trunkline and Plant Capacity fees for fiscal year 2009/20010. The proposed increases are based on the Ironhouse Sanitary District Capacity Fee Update Report from Bartle Wells Associates, ISD Ordinance No. 25 and includes the following: Trunkline Fees 1. A $65.00 increase in the trunkline capacity fee which brings the fee to $1043.50 per EDU. Plant Capacity Fees 2. A $365.00 increase in the plant capacity fee which brings the fee to $5861.90 per EDU. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at the Ironhouse Sanitary District Office, 450 Walnut Meadows Drive, Oakley, CA 94561 Susan V. Walde, Secretary Ironhouse Sanitary District Contra Costa County California Publish: April 24, & May 1, 2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 24, May 1, 2009 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #F-000-3380-00 The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: 1) B.E.E. Pest Services, Inc. 2) Discovery Bay Pest Control 3) Antioch Pest Control 4) Brentwood Pest Control, 275 Central Terrace, Brentwood, CA 94513. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on: May 5, 2008 under file number: F-0003380-00. 1. B.E.E. Pest Services, Inc., 275 Central Terrace, Brentwood, CA 94513 This business was conducted by: a Corporation Signature of registrant: William L. Todd This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 7, 2009 By: _ ______, Deputy Expires: April 7, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish: April 17, 24, May, 1, 8, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0090794 Title Order No. 08-8-332843 Investor/Insurer No. 1705325572 APN No. 007- 350-032-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/03/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: NICHOLAS A VIVIANI, A SINGLE MAN, dated 10/03/2007 and recorded 10/15/- 07, as Instrument No. 2007- 0286250-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 05/14/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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: 2616 RANCHWOOD DRIVE, BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $453,031.91. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 11/- 22/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 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# 3068852 04/24/2009, 05/- 01/2009, 05/08/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: April 24, May 1, 8, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 07-0017987 Title Order No. 07-8063765 Investor/Insurer No. 100232020 APN No. 053-430- 040-5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/07/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE 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: NATHAN SETH STOCKWELL AND JESSICA LYNN STOCKWELL, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 06/07/2005 and recorded 06/17/05, as Instrument No. 2005- 0220484-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 05/07/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-231886-CL Loan # 0021437231 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/4/2007. 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): ELISEO GARCIA, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 6/11/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0168842 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 5/- 7/2009 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, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $614,293.15 The purported property address is: 50 FULLER CT OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 033070- 035 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Date: 4/13/2009 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


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-117139-C Loan No. 0810006721 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/1/2005. 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 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: MIRIAM LAINFIESTA, A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded 7/14/- 2005 as Instrument No. 2005- 0259035-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:5/8/2009 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: 1380 QUAIL VALLEY RU OAKLEY, CA 94561-0000 APN #: 033280-096-0 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $441,640.42, 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. ETS Services, LLC Date: 4/14/2009 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-7302727 Digna Del Fonso, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3041957 04/17/2009, 04/- 24/2009, 05/01/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 17, 24, May 1, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-155878-C Loan No. 0359376529 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/25/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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: SAM AIELLO A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY and DENNIS BOWERSMITH A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded 9/28/2006 as Instrument No. 20060308275-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:5/15/2009 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: 120 HILL AVE OAKLEY, California 94561-0000 APN #: 033-053-024 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $368,292.76, 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. ETS Services, LLC Date: 4/22/2009 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Digna Del Fonso, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM- 155878-C Loan No. 0359376529 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/25/- 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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:SAM AIELLO A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPER-

TY and DENNIS BOWERSMITH A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded 9/28/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0308275- 00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:5/15/ 2009 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: 120 HILL AVE OAKLEY, California 94561-0000 APN #: 033-053-024 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $368,292.76, 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. ETS Services, LLC Date: 4/22/2009 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Digna Del Fonso, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3050999 04/24/2009, 05/- 01/2009, 05/08/2009 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: April 24, May 1, 8, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-174508-C Loan No. 0359238878 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/7/2005. 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 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: SALOMON LOPEZ, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded 10/19/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0400170-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 5/8/2009 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: 3033 FERNGROVE WAY ANTIOCH, California 94531-0000 APN #: 052-351-001 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $455,879.18, 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. Date: 4/9/2009 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-7302727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3041633 04/17/2009, 04/- 24/2009, 05/01/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: April 17, 24, May 1, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale # CA0830531 Loan# 9041274929 Order # 55003005 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/17/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 04/30/2009 at 10:00AM, MTC FINANCIAL INC., dba TRUSTEE CORPS as the duly appointed Substituted Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 12/23/2004 as Document No. 2004-0491957-00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CALIFORNIA, executed by: RICHARD DAHNKEN, A SINGLE MAN, as Trustor, DOWNEY SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, F.A., as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash a cashier’s check drawn by 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, CA The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. 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 describing the land therein: APN # 035-640-22 LOT 18, MAP OF SUBDIVISION 6802, FILED JUNE 9, 1987, MAP BOOK 313, PAGE 8, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS EXCEPTING THEREFROM 1 - RIGHTS EXCEPTED IN THE DEED FROM F W MALLETT, ET UX, RECORDED MARCH 27, 1980, BOOK 9789, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 60, AS FOLLOWS “AN UNDIVIDED 1/2 INTEREST IN AND TO ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MIN-

ERAL SUBSTANCES BELOW A POINT 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO TAKE, REMOVE, MINE, PASS THROUGH AND DISPOSE OF ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND” 2 - RIGHTS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM WILLIAM W CONDON, SR, ET AL, RECORDED DECEMBER 3, 1986, BOOK 13293, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 370, AS FOLLOWS “AN UNDIVIDED 1/2 INTEREST IN AND TO ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES BELOW A POINT 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO TAKE, REMOVE, MINE, PASS THROUGH AND DISPOSE OF ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND” The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1913 CYPRESS 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 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 the Deed of Trust, estimated 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 Trustee’s Sale is: $383,111.74 (estimated amount). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to 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 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 and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2923.5: The Beneficiary or Beneficiary’s agent has indicated that the requirements of California Civil Code Section 2923.5 have been meet. Declaration Per CA Civil Code Section 2923.5 The undersigned officer or custodian of records for Central Mortgage Company D/B/A Central Mortgage Loan Servicing. (“Servicer”) does hereby declare as follows: That Servicer is the Beneficiary or acting as agent of the Beneficiary who is a party to a Deed of Trust securing certain real property commonly known as 1913 Cypress Court Oakley, CA 94561 and located in Contra Costa; said Deed of Trust secures a loan in made to Richard Dahnken, a single man and is referenced by Loan Number: 9041305590. Servicer does hereby state that Servicer has contacted the Borrower to (1) assess the borrower’s financial situation; (2) explore options with the Borrower to avoid foreclosure such as repayment plans, forbearance agreements and/or loan modifications; (3) inform Borrower of Borrower’s right to a subsequent meeting to be scheduled within 14 days of said contact; and (4) provide Borrower with a toll-free number to a HUD certified counseling agency. This declaration is made for the purpose of inducing MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps. to proceed with the fling of a Notice of Default and/or a Notice of Sale under a Deed of Trust in which the undersigned has an interest knowing that the Trustee will rely upon the truth and accuracy of the statements contained herein in commencing and handling such foreclosure action up to and including fling the Notice of Sale on the foreclosure. I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that to the best of my knowledge the foregoing statements are true and correct. WITNESS my signature this 30th day of December. Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2924.8: Dated: 04/10/2009 MTC FINANCIAL INC. DBA TRUSTEE CORPS, as Successor Trustee By: CARLOS F QUEZADA, TRUSTEE SALES OFFICER *- TRUSTEE CORPS* 2112 BUSINESS CENTER DRIVE, 2ND FLOOR, IRVINE, CA 92612 FOR SALE INFORMATION CONTACT: (714)7302727, (714) 724-7500, (949) 252-8300 FOR REINSTATEMENT / PAY OFF REQUESTS CONTACT: (949) 252-8300 ASAP# 3049245 04/- 10/2009, 04/17/2009, 04/24/2009 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: April 10, 17, 24, 2009

PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 0508- 2009 at 10:00 A.M., WACHTER INVESTMENTS, INC. as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 04-04-2005, Book , Page , Instrument 2005-0114052- 00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: RICHARD NIELSON DELANY III AND ELENA MARIE DELANY, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, WACHTER INVESTMENTS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, ITS SUCCESSORS AND/OR ASSIGNEES, 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 agent for the 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 Agent for 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: $399,781.34 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property purported as: 1262 FETZER LANE , OAKLEY, CA 94561-3197 APN Number: 037-420-017-8 The undersigned Agent for the 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”. DATE: 04-09- 2009 FOR TRUSTEE’S SALES INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL 714-730-2727, OR VISIT WEBSITE: WWW.FIDELITYASAP. COM PLM LENDER SERVICES, INC., As Agent for the Trustee (408)-370- 4030 BRIANA PASSANTINO, FORECLOSURE OFFICER PLM LENDER SERVICES, INC. IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 3060049 04/17/2009, 04/24/- 2009, 05/01/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 17, 24, May 1, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale # CA0931008-3 Loan# 3002779696 Order # 090004337 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 02/06/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 05/14/- 2009 at 10:00AM, MTC FINANCIAL INC., dba TRUSTEE CORPS as the duly appointed Substituted Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 02/15/2007 as Document No. 2007-0046320-00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CALIFORNIA, executed by: ARTURO DE LEON AND REBECCA DE LEON HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, MORTG AGEIT,INC., as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash a cashier’s check drawn by 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, CA The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. 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 describing the land therein: APN # 035-0342-008 LOT 61, MAP OF SUBDIVISION 4828, FILED JANUARY 31, 1978 IN MAP BOOK 207, PAGE 33, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: MINERAL RIGHTS RESERVED IN THE DEED TO HOFFMAN CONSTRUCTION CO., RECORDED JUNE 17, 1977 IN BOOK 8380, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 678, AS FOLLOWS: MINERALS AND MINERAL ORES OF EVERY KIND AND CHARACTER NOW KNOWN TO EXIST OR HEREAFTER DISCOVERED UPON, WITHIN OR UNDERLYING ALL SAID REAL PROPERTY OR THAT MAY BE PRODUCED THEREFROM, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, ALL PETROLEUM, OIL, NATURAL GAS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES AND PRODUCTS DERIVED THEREFROM, TOGETHER WITH THE EXCLUSIVE AND PERPETUAL RIGHTS OF SAID PERSONS, AS AFORESAID, THEIR SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS, HEIRS, DE-

VISEES AND BENEFICIARIES, BELOW A PLANE PARALLEL TO AND 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE OF THE LAND, EXCEPT THAT THE RIGHTS OF SAID PERSONS SHALL NOT EXTEND TO THE RIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 915 CHIANTI 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 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 the Deed of Trust, estimated 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 Trustee’s Sale is: $395,929.54 (estimated amount). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to 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 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 and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2923.5: The Beneficiary or Beneficiary’s agent has indicated that the requirements of California Civil Code Section 2923.5 have been meet. DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CAL. COV. CODE SECTION 2923.5 (b) The undersigned mortgage, beneficiary or authorized agent hereby declares under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of California, as follow: The mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent has contacted the borrower to discuss the borrower’s financial situation and to explore options for the borrower to avoid foreclosure in compliance with Cal. Civ. Code Section 2923.5. Thirty days or more have elapsed since the borrower was contacted. Date: 1/16/2009 Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2924.8: Dated: 04/- 24/2009 MTC FINANCIAL INC. DBA TRUSTEE CORPS, as Successor Trustee By: PHYLLIS MENDEZ, TRUSTEE SALES OFFICER *TRUSTEE CORPS* 2112 BUSINESS CENTER DRIVE, 2ND FLOOR, IRVINE, CA 92612 FOR SALE INFORMATION CONTACT: (714)730-2727, (714) 724-7500, (949) 252-8300 FOR REINSTATEMENT / PAY OFF REQUESTS CONTACT: (949) 252-8300 ASAP# 3068191 04/- 24/2009, 05/01/2009, 05/08/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 24, May 1, 8, 2009

rectness 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. We may report information about your account to credit bureaus. Late payments, missed payments or other defaults on your account may be reflected in your credit report. This communication is for the purposes of collecting a debt, and information obtained will be used for that purpose. This notice is required by the provisions of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and does not imply that we are attempting to collect money from anyone who has discharged the debt under the bankruptcy laws of the United States. If you have been discharged from personal liability on the mortgage because of bankruptcy proceedings and have not reaffirmed the mortgage, this letter is not an attempt to collect a debt from you, but merely provides informational notice that foreclosure proceedings to enforce the lien against the property to satisfy some or all of the debt are commencing. Date: 04/09/2009 Atlantic & Pacific Foreclosure Services, LLC 1610 E. Saint Andrew Pl., Suite 150F Santa Ana, CA 92705 Automated Sale Information: 714-730-2727 or www. lpsasap.com for NON-SALE information: 888-313-1969 Tai Alailima, Foreclosure Manager ASAP# 3046018 04/10/2009, 04/- 17/2009, 04/24/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 10, 17, 24, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-155944-C Loan No. 7441116852 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/7/2006. 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 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: REBECCA J. SPRAGUE, A SINGLE WOMAN AND SHAWN D. M. AIWOHI, A SINGLE MAN Recorded 2/16/2006 as Instrument No. 20060050087-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:5/15/2009 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: 30 BLUE HERON COURT OAKLEY, California 94561 APN #: 037-480- 037 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $436,686.02, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. ETS Services, LLC Date: 4/16/2009 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-7302727 Digna Del Fonso, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3043232 04/24/2009, 05/01/- 2009, 05/08/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 24, May 1, 8, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0001498 Title Order No. 09-8006870 Investor/Insurer No. 156969536 APN No. 037-480- 103-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/02/2007. 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, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: MICHAEL ZYGACZENKO, AND JULIE G ZYGACZENKO, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AND BLAKE A TYLER, AND SARAH N TYLER, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 02/02/2007 and recorded 02/28/07, as Instrument No. 20070059669-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 05/08/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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: 70 SANDHILL CRANE, 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 $572,262.70. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 04/- 13/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-0194 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3039678 04/17/2009, 04/- 24/2009, 05/01/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 17, 24, May 1, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 171-055037 Loan No. 4350MD Title Order No. 3964015 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03-28-2005. 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 2008-00520 Loan No.: 1001085202 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/22/2005. 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 a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor: Diane M. Wilson, A Single Woman and Danny L. Newberry, A Single Man, As Joint Tennants Duly Appointed Trustee: Atlantic & Pacific Foreclosure Services, LLC Recorded 3/8/2005 as Instrument No. 2005 00 77805 in book , page and rerecorded on --- as --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 4/30/2009 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 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $333,621.12 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 320 MAUDE CT OAKLEY, CA 94561- 000 A.P.N.: 035600-088-5 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incor-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20080159909694 Title Order No.: 080155669 FHA/VA/PMI No.: 79500984 NTSP20080159909694 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/24/- 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. NDEx West, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 12/28/- 2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0349219-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: MARY RUCKER, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 04/30/- 2009 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: 4016 BLACKSMITH CIRCLE, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 034- 160-018 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 $536,505.14. 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 714-247- 7551 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 Authorized Agent Dated: 04/10/2009 ASAP# 3032204 04/- 10/2009, 04/17/2009, 04/24/2009 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: April 10, 17, 24, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002084-00 The name of the business (es): 1) Discovery Preschool & Daycare; 2) Higher Ground Cafe; 3) Higher Ground Bookstore; 4) Family Life Center Located at: 605 Harvest Park Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): The East Bay Pentecostals, 605 Harvest Park Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Joel R. Bryant, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on:March 25, 2009 By: B. Basch, Deputy Expires: March 25, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2009


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-233476-PJ Loan # 3012484360 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/3/2007. 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): SILVIA A ESCOBAR, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 1/12/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0011321-00 in book XXX, page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 5/- 7/2009 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, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $340,692.94 The purported property address is: 433 BEAULIEU LN OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037- 352-018 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Date: 4/13/2009 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# 3042455 04/- 17/2009, 04/24/2009, 05/01/2009 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: April 17, 24, May 1, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20080159909009 Title Order No.: 080140576 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NTSP20080159909009 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/06/2005. 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 12/21/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0487924-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: ALEJANDRO DAMIAN, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 04/30/2009 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: 4328 CHENIN LANE, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 035-341-016 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 $424,277.14. 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 714-247- 7551 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 Authorized Agent Dated: 04/09/2009 ASAP# 3032258 04/- 10/2009, 04/17/2009, 04/24/2009 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: April 10, 17, 24, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 229420CA Loan No. 0710014622 Title Order No. 602115568 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 02/18/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 05/06/- 2009 at 12:30 PM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 02/28/2006, Book, Page, Instrument 2006073057, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of ALAMEDA County, California, executed by: ELMER G. GAMONING, AN UNMARRIED MAN, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashiers 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 FALLON STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1225 FALLON STREET, OAKLAND, Legal Description: LOT 9, BLOCK B, TRACT 1529, FILED JUNE 8, 1955, MAP BOOK 35, PAGES 85 AND 86, ALAMEDA COUNTY RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $898,602.54 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 3224 BRUCE DRIVE FREMONT, CA 94539 APN Number: 525- 0345-010-03 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 DATE: 04-16-2009 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 (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. ASAP# 3041212 04/17/2009, 04/- 24/2009, 05/01/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 17, 24, May 1, 2009

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): LUIS GARCIA, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, AND JUAN GARCIA, AN UNMARRIED MAN, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 3/10/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0073675-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 5/14/2009 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, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $475,959.62 The purported property address is: 685 MILLER DR OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 034-290- 027 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Date: 4/17/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: (877) 908- 4357 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# 3068215 04/24/2009, 05/01/- 2009, 05/08/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 24, May 1, 8, 2009

or authorized agent was not required to comply with Cal. Civ. Code Section 2923.5 because: the borrower has filed for bankruptcy, and the proceedings have not yet been finalized. INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, FSB Date: 2/26/09 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. Date: 4/6/- 2009 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: (877) 908- 4357 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# 3053089 04/10/2009, 04/17/- 2009, 04/24/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 10, 17, 24, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-198833-CH Loan # 0286600729 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/19/2006. 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. 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 J BASCOM AND DIANE R BASCOM HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENATNS Recorded: 4/25/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0127932-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 5/- 7/2009 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, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $480,449.19 The purported property address is: 1640 GAMAY CIRCLE OAKLEY, CA 94581 Assessors Parcel No. 035-536-007-4 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, 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. Date: 3/30/2009 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# 3044863 04/- 17/2009, 04/24/2009, 05/01/2009 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: April 17, 24, May 1, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0000511 Title Order No. 09-8001242 Investor/Insurer No. 172132678 APN No. 034-500- 051-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/19/2007. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: ROYA MASSOUMI AND MOKHTAR SHARZA WIFE AND HUSBAND, dated 07/- 19/2007 and recorded 07/25/07, as Instrument No. 2007-0213428- 00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 05/- 01/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. 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: 161 CORAL BELL 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 $498,206.40. 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/- 10/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-0194 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3034856 04/10/2009, 04/- 17/2009, 04/24/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 10, 17, 24, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No.:08-01901-5 Loan No.: 20251146 TSG No.: E833758 APN: 037500-036 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED October 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On May 7, 2009 at 10:00 AM, Fidelity National Title Company as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on October 25, 2006, as Instrument No. 20060341356-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CA , executed by: QIN ZHANG, A SINGLE MAN, as Trustor, and DHI MORTGAGE COMPANY, LTD., L.P. AS LENDER, AND MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by 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, CA , all rght, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: 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: 1019 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. 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 the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $440,297.54 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. FOR REINSTATEMENT OR PAYOFF QUOTES, PLEASE CONTACT THE LOAN RESO-

LUTION DEPARTMENT AT: 877-5968580 Beneficiary: HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF ACE SECURITIES CORP HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST AND FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2007-ASAP1, ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES C/O Fidelity National Title Company 3075 Prospect Park Dr., Ste 100 Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 916- 636-0114 SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.fidelityasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-259-7850 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 and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE April 13, 2009 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY AS TRUSTEE John Catching Authorized Signature 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 contacted the borrower to assess the borrower’s financial situation and to explore options for the borrower to avoid foreclosure. ASAP# 3047591 04/- 17/2009, 04/24/2009, 05/01/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 17, 24, May 1, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-235861-TC Loan # 3001983182 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/22/2005. 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): ANGELO C. LERMA AND FLOCERPIDA LERMA, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 8/1/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0284917-00 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 5/7/2009 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, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $394,218.66 The purported property address is: 4430 FALL LANE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 035- 263-075 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Date: 4/17/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: (877) 908- 4357 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# 3048700 04/17/2009, 04/24/- 2009, 05/01/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: April 17, 24, May 1, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-225989-PJ Loan # 3010816381 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/14/2006. 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. 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): ROSA M. MEDINA AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 10/26/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0343167- 00 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 5/- 7/2009 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, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $384,326.88 The purported property address is: 4453 FALL LN OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 035- 263-013-1 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Date: 4/8/2009 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# 3057758 04/- 17/2009, 04/24/2009, 05/01/2009 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: April 17, 24, May 1, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002357-00 The name of the business (es): Jose Velez Lawn & Garden Maintenance Located at: 7721 Lone Tree Way In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jose Velez, 7721 Lone Tree Way, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Jose Velez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 3, 2009 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: April 3, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002145-00 The name of the business (es): Side by Side Educational Support Services Located at: 5433 Drakes Court In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Pamela denBroeder Koch. 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: Pamela d. Koch This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 27, 2009 By: B. Basch, Deputy Expires: March 27, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0001624-00 The name of the business (es): Dragonfly Woodworks Located at: 71 Peony Court In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): David Wellott, 71 Peony Court, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 3/6/09. Signature of registrant: David Wellott This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: March 6, 2009 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: March 6, 2014 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-207374-TC Loan # 1007260753 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/2/2006. 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)

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-07-122414-DL Loan # 1008343251 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/27/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): LARRY HOLLAND, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 8/4/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0247228-00 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/30/2009 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, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $477,586.07 The purported property address is: 884 STONEGATE CIR OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037- 302-020-5 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, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5 ( c), the beneficiary or authorized agent declares as follows: DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CAL. CIV. CODE SECTION 2923.5 The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent hereby declares under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of California, as follows: The mortgagee, beneficiary


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ENTERTAINMENT OUT & ABOUT IN EAST COUNTY

Music Friday, April 24 Delta Jazz Duo Pianist Dave Roberts and bassist/vocalist Betsy Stern perform from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Shutters Brasserie, a French-American restaurant at Sunset Road and Elkins Way in Brentwood. For more information, call 925516-4131 or visit www.shuttersbrasserie. com or www.deltajazztrio.com.

Saturday, May 2 Mariachi Divas Mariachi Divas, winner of a 2009 Grammy award, performs at Antioch’s El Campanil Theatre at 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 for Gold Circle (first three rows); $25 for adults; $22 for seniors and $15 for youth. For more information and tickets, visit www.elcampaniltheatre.com or call 925757-9500.

Karaoke Contest

Sunday, May 3 Piano Recital

Support Relay for Life and cancer research by participating in the karaoke contest at Mike’s Beef ‘n’ Brew in Oakley Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m.-midnight; at Tuggs in Bethel Island Sundays from 4-8 p.m.; and at Tailgaters in Brentwood Thursdays from 9 p.m.-midnight. For more information, call 925-625-0292.

St. Stephen Catholic Church of Walnut Creek, 1101 Keaveny Court, presents Eric Kiesling of Brentwood in a piano recital of works by Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, Busoni, Scriabin and Liszt. The recital begins at 3 p.m. A donation of $10 per person is requested. For more information, visit www. pianoduoplyhymnia.com.

Karaoke with Carole Local restaurants host Karaoke with Carole, featuring Charlie on the blues harp, every week from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.: Wednesdays at Wild Idol in Byron (925-240-9090) and Fridays at Grazie’s in Brentwood (925-634-9223).

Saturday, April 25 Delta Jazz Duo Pianist Dave Roberts and bassist/vocalist Betsy Stern perform from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Shutters Brasserie, a French-American restaurant at Sunset Road and Elkins Way in Brentwood. For more information, call 925516-4131 or visit www.shutterbrasserie.com or www.deltajazztrio.com.

Monday, May 4 Brentwood Concert Band The Brentwood Flute Choir and Heritage High School Symphonic Band join the Brentwood Concert Band for a free concert at the Allan E. Jones Performing Arts Center on the Liberty High School campus at 7 p.m. For more information, call Sue at 925-634-3411.

Events Friday, April 24 Makeover Madness Spring into action with a little Makeover

To have an entertainment event listed, e-mail information to calendar@ brentwoodpress.com by noon, Friday, at least one week prior to publication. Or post your event online at www.thepress.net. Madness with a Bunco, crafts and a fashion show as Girlfriends Unlimited of Brentwood holds a girls’ night out at Neighborhood Church in Brentwood from 7-10 p.m. For more information, call 925-634-1415, ext. 1131 or e-mail girlfriends@brentwoodnc. org.

Saturday, April 25 Spring Fever Get-together Celebrate spring at Save Mart in Antioch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with a car and motorcycle show, food, drinks, raffles and live music. Registration for the show starts at 8 a.m., and is free for the first 120 to show up. For more information, call Sal at 925754-8824.

Historical Society & Museum The East Contra Costa Historical Society & Museum, 3890 Sellers Ave. in Brentwood/ Knightsen, is open through October every Saturday and third Sunday of the month from 2-4 p.m. The museum is home to an 1878 school and farmhouse, antique farm tractors, Model T’s, fire truck and caboose. For more information, call 925-679-1024.

Sunday, April 26 Restaurant Tour The Antioch Kiwanis Club of the Delta holds its third annual Pride of the Delta Restaurant Tour from 1-5 p.m. Eleven restaurants will prepare samples of their food for hungry ticketholders to enjoy. Tickets are $15 and all proceeds benefit local charities. For more information, call Frank at 925-7779800 or Kay at 925-757-2151.

Shows Friday, April 24 Late Night Catechism 2 Come out and have a laugh at the Late Night Catechism 2 comedy event at St. Anne Church, 2800 Camino Diablo Road in Byron. For tickets and information, call 925634-6625.

Tuesday, April 28 and Wednesday, April 29 ‘Aladdin’ Stage Right Conservatory Theatre holds auditions for “Aladdin – A Tale From the Arabian Nights” for actors 8-18 at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center in Antioch from 4-6 p.m. A $100 participation fee is required if cast. For more information, visit www.srctgrp.org or call 925-216-4613.

Thursday, April 30 Open Mic Barnes & Noble in Antioch hosts an open mic event at 7 p.m. For more information, call 925-978-1053.

Sunday, May 3 ‘The Golden Follies’ The Dance Network proudly presents “The Golden Follies” at 2 p.m. in Antioch’s El Campanil Theatre. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for youths. For more information and tickets, visit www.elcampaniltheatre.com or call 925757-9500.

Courtesy of the Parents Club of Heritage High School

Heritage High School H i g h l i g h t s The Parents Club of Heritage High School wants you to stay informed with these “Highlights” each month in the Brentwood Press. Please attend our monthly meeting, open to all parents of Heritage students, the second Tuesday of the month in the Staff lounge at 7:00 p.m. Or visit www.patriotparents.org for more information.

THE HERITAGE HIGH SCHOOL GRAD NIGHT COMMITTEE NEEDS YOUR HELP! We have a work site set up to build the decorations for the Grad Night party and we need your help. You don’t need to know anything in advance. You will be shown exactly what to do – it might be painting, or hammering, etc. It is tons of fun and everyone is contributing to the same cause no matter what age your student is because they will get their turn to enjoy when they graduate. You can show up at the work site and pitch in. Work site hours for the month of April are: Tues. and Thurs. 10-2, Sat. 9-3, Sunday 11-3. Contact Susan Harper for more information on the work site at 925.813.8115. RISING STAR BOOSTERS invite you to see “School House Rock Live” A fun filled show for all ages with songs from the old School House Rock television series. Shows are on Friday at 6:00 pm, Saturday at 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM. the evening shows will be offering kid pleasing meals at the concession stand. Ticket prices are: Students/children $5.00 Adults $8.00. A BACCALAUREATE SERVICE IS BEING HOSTED BY THE HHS PARENT CLUB FOR THE 2009 SENIOR CLASS ON SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2009: at 3:00 p.m. in the Heritage High School theatre. A Baccalaureate Service is a celebration which honors a graduating senior class from high school. Please join us in celebrating the successes of the Class of 2009 and wishing them well on their future. Seniors should plan to wear their gowns. Contact Janet Harris at 925-634-8688 for more information.


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CALENDAR LOCAL EVENTS & SERVICE CLUBS

Events

Friday, April 24 School Carnival

To have a community event listed, e-mail information to calendar@ brentwoodpress.com by noon, Friday, at least one week prior to publication. Or post your event online at www.thepress.net.

acre wildlife preserve, from 1-4 p.m. Bring the entire family; free snacks and water will be provided. For more information, call 925-432-5576.

For more information, visit www.antiochmilitary. com or call 925-779-1340.

Meals on Wheels

Sign-ups are underway for the 2009-10 season of competitive all-star cheer and hip-hop at Black Diamond Kids Center in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-516-6619 or e-mail nicole@bdgym.com.

Garin Elementary School in Brentwood holds its 22nd annual Carnival at the school from 4-8 p.m., featuring games, arts and crafts, entertainment and a silent auction. Come and have a fun family night. For more information, visit www. garinparentsclub.com.

The San Joaquin Yacht Club and Bethel Island Chamber of Commerce hold their annual Mealson-Wheels Champagne Cruise at 11 a.m. at the San Joaquin Yacht Club in Bethel Island. Tickets are $50. For more information, visit www.sjyc. org/mow or call Kathy at 925-209-9939.

‘American Girl’

Monday, April 27 Delta Informal Gardeners

If you love the “American Girl” books, Barnes & Noble in Antioch has the book club for you – and it meets at 7 p.m. For more information, call 925-978-1053.

Co-op Spring Carnival So Big Preschool holds a carnival fundraiser at the Antioch Fairgrounds from 4:30-7:30 p.m., featuring jumpers, pony rides, games, raffles and food. Come have fun and support your community. For more information, e-mail charice33@ hotmail.com.

Saturday, April 25 Car Wash Help Excelsior Middle School’s eighth-grade class get to Washington, D.C. and New York by supporting the school’s car wash, which runs from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Youth Soccer Oakley’s Delta Family YMCA invites you to join its youth soccer team, an outdoor league for all levels, focused on non-competitive fun. For more information and to register, e-mail rawollenzien@mdrymca.org or call 925-6259333.

Flea Market/Craft Fair The Brentwood Lions Club holds a combination flea market/craft fair from 8 a.m-5 p.m. in the front parking lot of Liberty High School. The event will raise funds for high school scholarships. For more information, call Lion Carolyn at 925-516-7798.

Dinner/Dance Auction The Bristow Middle School Parent’s Club hosts a Dinner/Dance Auction to raise funds to enhance school programs and supplement staff support due to budget cuts. The event takes place at the Brentwood Senior Activity Center. For more information, call 925-513-6460.

Relay for Life Brentwood Family Pet Care, 4421 Balfour Road, holds a Rummage Sale for Relay for Life from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. All of the proceeds go to Relay for Life. Donations will be accepted.

Open House Come and support the Galbraith family at 2392 St. Augustine Drive in Brentwood from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Each independent consultant will donate a portion of her proceeds to the family. For more information, call Dana at 925-516-4069.

Craft/Hobby Fair Marsh Creek Elementary School in Brentwood holds a craft/hobby fair from 9 a.m-2:30 p.m. The event is open to the public.

Old River School In an effort to raise $75,000 to keep Old River School in Brentwood open, the school is holding a rummage sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The $25per-space fee goes directly to the school. Bring your garage-sale items and help the school get started. For more information, call 925-626-3330.

Sunday, April 26 Celebrate Earth Day The entire community is invited to celebrate Earth Day at the Dow Wetlands, a beautiful 470-

This month’s meeting takes place at the Brentwood United Methodist Church Social Hall, 890 Second St. The speaker will be Bill Grimes, California rare fruit grower. All are welcome. For more information, call Jon at 925-240-6060 or visit www.deltainformalgardeners.org.

Tuesday, April 28 Uncommon Synergy Volleyball

All-star Cheer and Hip-hop

Friendly Visitors Volunteers are needed to visit lonely seniors in their homes for one hour per week. These are not medical services – just friendly, compassionate visits. For more information, call 925-9378311 or e-mail dholthaus@mowsosl.org.

Caring Hands Participants in this caregiving program provide one to three hours of non-medical in-services per week to seniors 60 and over. For information on services and to volunteer, call 925-952-2999.

Contra Costa Seniors for Children

A volleyball skills clinic for boys and girls in grades 5-8 will be held Tuesday, April 28Thursday, April 30 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Dallas Ranch Middle School gym, 1401 Mt. Hamilton Drive in Antioch. For more information, call 925642-1445 or visit www.usvbclub.com.

Seniors share their talents, skills and experiences with one student, one hour per week, helping elementary school children with academic and social needs. For more information, call Cleo at 925-427-1123.

Wednesday, April 29 Save Old River School

Volunteers are needed at the Homeless Animal Response Program (HARP) for a variety of needs, from clerical to fostering dogs and cats. For more information, call 925-431-8546. The Homeless Animals Lifeline Organization (HALO) is looking for volunteers to foster homeless animals, plus numerous other volunteer positions. For more information, visit www.eccchalo.org.

A Togo’s fundraiser to keep the school open will be held at the Togo’s in Brentwood, 1155 Second St., from 4-9 p.m. For more information, call 925626-3330.

Hospice of the East Bay Come to the Hospice’s Brentwood location and discuss volunteer opportunities with a representative from Hospice of the East Bay from 10 a.m.noon or 1-3 p.m. Call 925-887-5678 for directions or e-mail volunteer@hospiceeastbay.org.

Antioch Historical Society Museum The museum, located at 1500 W. Fourth St., showcases the rich history of Antioch and East Contra Costa County. The museum is also home to the Antioch Sports Legends Program. Museum hours are Wednesday and Saturday from 1-4 p.m. Special tours are available upon request. For more information, call 925-757-1326.

Sign-ups Guide Dogs for the Blind Want to do something for others and receive lots of love and kisses? Volunteer to raise a Guide Dog for the Blind puppy. Meetings are held in Oakley, where you will receive all the training you need. For more information, visit www.guidedogs.com or call Barbara at 925634-9678.

Girls Basketball Camp The Deer Valley girl’s basketball team holds a basketball camp for girls in grades 1-12 in June. All proceeds benefit the Deer Valley Girls Basketball Program. For more information, email lindsaywisely@antioch.k12.ca.us.

Spring Rec Classes The City of Oakley’s spring recreation classes have begun. For date and times, check the Spring/Summer Recreation Guide, available at the City Hall. For more information, call 925-6257041.

Crafters Wanted Antioch Military Families & Friends hold a craft fair on Saturday, May 2 from 9 a.m-3 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 403 W. Sixth St. Crafters are needed for this worthy cause. Proceeds support our troops, veterans and military families.

Homeless Animals

Hospice of the East Bay Volunteers are needed to provide numerous services, from patient support, companionship and running errands to hair styling, handyman work and gardening. For more information, call 925887-5678 or e-mail volunteers@hospicecc.org.

On the Horizon Walk As One at 1 St. Anne Church in Byron holds A Global Celebration of the Labyrinth, in honor of World Labyrinth Day, on Saturday, May 2 from 1-2 p.m. For more information, call 925-513-8606.

Reno Bus Trip The Safe and Sober Grad Nite committee at Freedom High School sponsors a Reno bus trip on Saturday, May 2. The bus will leave Freedom at 7 a.m. The $40 ticket price includes $10 in cash and a $5 food credit. Advance ticket purchase is required. To purchase tickets, call Melissa at 925-240-6591.

Rummage Sale Mothers of Discovery Bay hold a rummage sale at Timber Point Elementary School on Saturday, May 2 from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. All proceeds benefit Timber Point and Discovery Bay Elementary PTA.

Spring Fling The Ron Nunn Elementary School Parent’s Club and Nines Restaurant hold their inaugural Spring Fling, to raise money for the school’s children, at Nines on Saturday, May 2 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $12 per person or $20 per couple. For information, e-mail herick1005@comcast.net or call 925-337-4441.

Baseball Alumni Game The classes of 1950-1980 Antioch High Panthers hold an Alumni Baseball game on Saturday, May 2 against the JVs. The $30 ticket price includes the game, T-shirt and tri-tip lunch. All proceeds benefit Panther Baseball Programs. For more information, call Lori at 925-354-6948.

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