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by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer Schools throughout the county reopened this week – earlier than expected – following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announcement Tuesday that a suspected strain of the swine flu, or H1N1 virus, was less virulent than originally feared. “What I can tell you is that we are no longer closing schools and that we are following the guidelines of the CDC,” said Kate Fowlie, spokesperson for the Contra Costa County Health Services Department. “However, we are still recommending that anyone who is sick stay home.” At press time, a total of 11 cases of the H1N1 virus were confirmed in Contra Costa County. In East County, two schools – Brentwood and Lone Tree elementaries – closed their doors on Monday, May 4, following one probable case at each of the schools. Later in the week one case was confirmed at Edna Hill Elementary, but the school has, and will remain, open. The CDC relaxed its guidelines this week, stating that schools should remain open as long as the number of absences doesn’t affect the schools’ general operation. Superintendents from local districts, including Byron Union, Brentwood Union and

The city’s Memorial Day festivities will feature a visit from some vintage war birds .

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Lone Tree Elementary School Principal Wanda Apel peeks around the corner at her school’s empty playground this week. The school was closed Monday and Tuesday after receiving probable confirmation of a case of the swine flu. Liberty Union High School, sent letters home to families reassuring them that the situation was being carefully monitored. Dana Eaton, director of student services for the Brentwood Union School District, said he received the call from the county health department on Saturday, May 2, and within 45 minutes all 8,300 families in the district had

been notified of Brentwood Elementary’s planned closure Monday morning. “We have a great autodial system that sends messages in Spanish and English and we were able to get the word out very quickly,” said Eaton. “At this point we haven’t had any see Flu page 21A

Casualties of road protocol Bicyclists will honor their comrades – and urge motorists to share the streets.

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High-voltage victories

Markstein unveils distribution plant by Dave Roberts Staff Writer

Photo by Dave Roberts

A Budweiser Clydesdale horse was on hand to lend celebrity star power to the Markstein grand opening in Antioch last Friday.

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In 1919 Albert Markstein bought a horse, wagon and six cases of beer and started his own business making beer deliveries to bars, restaurants and stores in Oakland. Ninety years later his great-granddaughter built a $15 million, 126,000-square-foot facility off East 18th Street in Antioch to make beer deliveries in Contra Costa and Alameda counties. Hundreds of people and a Budweiser Clydesdale horse braved a gentle rain last Friday afternoon to officially welcome the business, which outgrew its facility of 30 years in Pittsburg along Highway 4, bringing 125 full-time employees and much-needed tax dollars to Antioch. Ten years ago during the heady dot-com boom, the relocation of a beer distributor several miles down the road might not have received much notice. But in a down economy, this rare piece of economic good news was as welcome as a tall, frosty Bud on a 100-degree day in August, bringing out a state senator plus current and for-

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mer council members to the ribbon-cutting ceremony and receiving well wishes from the state attorney general and state treasurer. “We are just very happy to be in Antioch,” said Laura Markstein, president of Markstein Sales Company. “It’s a great location for us and everybody has been welcoming.” Laura is taking over control of the company from her father Robert, who took over control of the company from his father Albert, who with his two brothers took over control of the company from their father Albert, who bought the horse, wagon and six cases of beer and survived Prohibition by selling cider, soft drinks and “near beer.” There are two reasons for the company’s longevity: attention to customer service and Americans’ unquenchable thirst for beer, even in – or perhaps because of – a punch-drunk economy. “I really believe in providing the best customer experience we can out there and do what see Markstein page 21A

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Weathering the storm for a cure Battling wet and windy weather, more than 500 people came out to support Oakley’s inaugural Relay For Life last weekend. Taking the track at Freedom High School were 34 teams that raised more than $60,000 to benefit the American Cancer Society’s research to find new treatments for the millions who fight cancer. Event co-chairperson and cancer survivor Joe Ballard said the event was a huge success, setting the foundation for even bigger events: “Despite the rain, there where no problems at all. Everything went smoothly; everyone had a great time. People came together … and they did it with style. These people walked the track for the entire 24 hours in the rain-soaked field. “Cancer does not sleep. I’m proud to live in this community, and I’m even more proud of the people who supported this event, and will support it more in the years to come.” Photos by Stacey Chance/DiscoveryBayStudios.com

The dark skies didn’t dampen the spirits of Oakley’s Relay for Life participants, above, who battled the elements to help raise money for cancer research. Hundreds of Relay for Life walkers passed by the Fight for Cure Garden, far left, during the 24-hour event. Kris Clark, center, team coordinator for B.A.T.B.O.C. (Bringing Awareness To Beat Out Cancer), takes cover with the rest of her team at Oakley’s Relay for Life event.

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Remembrance ride

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Within the last year, a bicyclist was killed on Davison Drive in Antioch and another was injured in a hit-and-run incident on Lone Tree Way at Canada Valley Road. To honor and remember those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways, many Antioch bicyclists will participate in the international Ride of Silence on May 20 beginning at 7 p.m. The ride is short, made at no more than 12 mph and in silence. Cyclists who have lost someone will wear black armbands, and cyclists injured by automobiles will wearing red armbands. The event, which will take

place simultaneously worldwide, was inaugurated in 2003. In Antioch, cyclists will meet in the parking lot at Antioch City Hall, ride a short loop and return to City Hall. No sign-ups or fees for participation are required. “This isn’t critical mass, or a demonstration against automobile drivers,” said cyclist Curtis Corlew, who is assembling the Antioch ride. “It’s a way to remember those we’ve lost, and at the same time it’s a plea to the non-cycling public to share the road with us.” For more information, visit www.rideofsilence.org.

Moonlight Movie Photo by Dave Bruntz

group of Discovery Bay friends, above, recently cleaned out their closets – and their neighbors’ and coworkers’ closets as well – for a worthy cause. Gently worn business suits, shoes and attire were gathered during a recent get-together at Julie Rathbun’s house in Discovery Bay. The women collected two large coat racks of clothes, 27 pairs of shoes and 16 purses. All proceeds will be donated to Wardrobe for Opportunity and the Bay Area Women’s and Children’s Center. Way to go, ladies!

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The third season of the 2econd Saturday series of free events kicks off May 9 at City Park in Antioch with the Rivertown Moonlight Movie in May, featuring an outdoor screening of the Oscar-winning “WALL-E,” the G-rated Disney/Pixar animated film about a robot who teams up with his friends to save the Earth. The movie begins at about 8:30 p.m. Papa’s Kettle Korn will be on hand, selling sweets and treats, and event attendees are strongly encouraged to bring blankets and/or chairs.

“The movie starts at dusk, but we hope people will show up early so their kids can play on the one-of-akind, community-built playground before settling in for the movie,” said Brian Nunnally, economic development analyst for the City of Antioch and one of the event’s planners. The 2econd Saturday events are hosted by Rivertown merchants with support from the City of Antioch. For more information, visit www.rivertownevents.com or call 925-779-6168.


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Rendezvous with raptor a private affair The sound startled me, as if someone had crept up from behind, flung out a sheet of canvas and snapped it like a bedspread. In that high and windswept place, it could be only one thing: the sound of a bird’s wing. A large bird. I wheeled on my heel and scattered TAKE IT glances skyward. UTSIDE Nothing; not a creature in sight. The only other place to look was down. Way down. I was standing at 1,360 feet above sea level, my back GER to the cliff’s edge ERICKSON on Flag Hill at Sunol Regional Wilderness, my calves still burning from an attempt to beat my personal best time to the top. I had been looking north, watching the twin fangs of Maguire Peaks puncture a sky of palest blue, when the wing churned the air behind me. I spun around, looked up and around at empty sky, took three long strides over to the sandstone escarpment and looked down. There, 200 feet below, black against searing green, sped the classic

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configuration of a turkey vulture, wings half-folded. The bird and the human watching him from on high must have caught the same cool blast from the southeast, for just as I felt it whip my face and nearly tear off my cap, the raptor’s 6-foot wingspan snapped fully spread like a drag chute behind a space shuttle. The big bird shot upward for a moment, stabilized and hung absolutely motionless above the steep meadow about a hundred feet below me – muscle, feather and hollow bone leaning in immaculate balance against the teeth of the breeze. The raptor must have swooped up Flag Hill’s south face, crested the ridge and found himself right on top of me. Airspeed spent, his best option was to execute a twisting bank and dive. I thought back to a similar encounter a quarter century ago at Kettle Moraine in Wisconsin. I was hiking a trail that split a rolling prairie from an old oak forest when a turkey vulture curled low around a bank of oaks not 30 yards ahead. Like the bird at Sunol, he hadn’t been expecting a human to materialize right in front of him. Instead of barnstorming me, he had flinched, lost airspeed and decided to reverse course. Quill and see Raptor page 15A

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Skies to come alive on Memorial Day The thunder of vintage war birds will augment the crack of 21 rifles, the fluttering wings of doves, the roar of veterans’ motorcycles and the solemn silence of prayer at the annual Memorial Day observation in Oak View Memorial Park this year. Set for Monday, May 25, the event has grown larger each year. This year, in addition to the speakers, music, dove release, gun salute, laying of a wreath and more, the Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour will fly by with a trio of World War II aircraft: a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress (heavy bomber), a Consoli-

dated B-24 Liberator (also a heavy bomber), and a North American P-51 Mustang (fighter). The B-17 is one of only nine in flying condition in the United States. The B-24J and dual-control P-51C Mustang are the sole remaining examples of their type flying in the world. Oak View Memorial Park is located at 2500 E. 18th St. in Antioch. The Memorial Day observances will begin at 10 a.m. The precise time for the flyover has yet to be determined. Look for a full schedule of events in next week’s Press, or log on to www.antiochthunder.org for more details.

This P-51 Mustang is one of three vintage WWII aircrafts that will fly over this year’s Memorial Day observances in Antioch. Photo courtesy of The Collings Foundation


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Brand-new park stretches its wings by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer

Blue Goose Park, the children’s play area with the whimsical name, opened last month amid cheers along the O’Hara Avenue corridor from neighbors who have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the farm-themed play park. Brentwood’s 54th public park was named for the Blue Goose packing shed company that gathered the area’s apricots and other fruits in the 1900s. In honor of the region’s agricultural heritage, the park is farm-themed, from the climbing structure in the shape of a red barn and the ride-on spring toys fashioned as barn animals to the climbing wall (created to look like a large rock) and the rope-scaling structure painted a deep barn-red. The main attractions however, are the towering water features: fanciful flowers in brightly colored reds, yellows and greens, designed to cool and delight on the hottest of days. “We’ve been getting such a kick out of watching the kids play and enjoy this park – especially the water aspect,” said Barry Margesson, landscape and facility supervisor for the City of Brentwood. “I know that when the park was being designed, planners were really pushing for the water feature and the whole farm theme. It’s a fun and unique play area.” On one unseasonably cold and blustery day last week, the spray feature at the

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Above left, the new Blue Goose Park in Brentwood takes its name and the design of its play structures from the city’s agricultural heritage: Blue Goose was a longtime fruit-packing facility along what is now Brentwood Boulevard. Above right, Faith Villanulva, 6, sprints through jets of water at the recently opened Blue Goose Park in Brentwood as Sarah Lacastro, 8, and Faith’s brother Ethan, 9, get ready to follow. park was turned off (good news for parents wondering if the water button could be accessed by little hands) but for the children who braved the elements, there were plenty of other places to play. “We’ve been waiting for this (park) to open,” said Matt Durflinger, accompanied by his children Skylar, 5 and Landen, 3. “There

is lots of different stuff to play on, and my son is into Spiderman right now, so the rope climbing works for a spider web. It’s a nice park.” Steve Larocque, who lives just a few blocks away from the Blue Goose, said the park has quickly become his 2-year-old daughter Rachel’s playground of choice.

“This is our favorite park,” said Larocque. “It’s got all this great climbing stuff and slides and water. She (Rachel) gets very excited when we come here. The fact that we live just a few blocks away is also a huge bonus. We’ll be here a lot this summer.” Blue Goose Park is located at 1765 Adams Lane, just off of O’Hara Avenue.


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This cash-strapped city is putting its money where its mouth is over concerns that the planned Hillcrest eBART Station and surrounding development will result in traffic congestion in Oakley and provide inadequate parking for eBART riders. Although Oakley has laid off its Planning Commission and closed City Hall one day per month to save money due to a budget shortfall, the City Council agreed last week to pay a law firm $325 per hour for advice on legal options after eBART concerns were not addressed to the council’s satisfaction. The outside counsel (Remy, Thomas, Moose & Manley) is being hired because City Attorney Bill Galstan has a conflict of interest, having once also been the city attorney for Antioch, where the planned eBART station and nearby transit village would be located. On Nov. 3, Oakley City Manager

Bryan Montgomery sent a letter to BART commenting on the draft environmental impact report (EIR) for the eBART station. It asked for more information on the anticipated ridership and its impact on the amount of parking at the station, which Oakley feels is “very inadequate,” as well as the traffic impact on local roads. The response in the final EIR states there will be fewer daily riders in the year 2030 at the Hillcrest eBART station (8,200 riders) than currently at the Pittsburg/Bay Point BART Station (10,000), but more parking spaces at Hillcrest (2,600 spaces) than there are at Pittsburg/Bay Point (2,000). It also states that a little more than one in five of the riders will come from Oakley, while nearly half will come from Antioch and about a quarter from Brentwood. Tri Delta Transit will provide increased bus service from far East County to the Hillcrest Station. That response did not satisfy Oakley officials, so on April 14, Community Development Director Rebecca Willis wrote a more detailed letter to Antioch Assistant Economic Development Director Victor Carniglia that emphasized Oakley’s concerns about the increased traffic see eBART page 13A

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eBART from page 12A congestion and decreased safety the city fears will occur on rural, two-lane Oakley Road, which may become one of the main routes to the station and transit village. Willis pointed out that the transit village would be a major development, possibly including 1 million square feet of retail space, 1.2 million square feet of office space and 2,500 apartments and condos. The children living in the village will likely be attending the K-8 Orchard Park School in Oakley – walking, bicycling and being driven to and from school on Oakley Road. “Oakley Road is currently a two-lane, rural road without sidewalks from Highway 4 to Live Oak Avenue,” Willis stated. “We feel the EIR does not adequately address the impacts to traffic and circulation, including safe routes to school, that may be caused by the change in land use (to a transit village). Therefore, it is unknown if Oakley Road is adequate to handle the traffic in its present condition or needs to be expanded to accommodate the change in use.” The station/village plan shows Oakley Road becoming a four-lane thoroughfare on the west (Antioch) side of the Antioch Bridge but remaining two lanes on the east (Oakley) side of the bridge. “Why is there no longer a need for four lanes of traffic, a median and sidewalks within the Oakley City limits?” Willis asked. She concluded by asking Antioch’s City Council to not approve the EIR and station/village plan until these concerns

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are addressed. But the Antioch council did approve those at its April 14 meeting after Carniglia said he thought the EIR “adequately addresses” Oakley’s concerns, but “as a courtesy” he would meet with Oakley officials to further discuss them. In a phone interview Tuesday, Carniglia said that he has been talking with Oakley officials. “I think where we have been going with this thing is probably working toward a memorandum of understanding between the two cities,” he said. “Essentially coming up with a strategy to talk about how to address their concerns when actual development does come forward out in the area. “The plan was not an actual development plan. We don’t have any development applications in. The concerns they raise relate to how things would be handled when actual development came in. That’s been the focus of what we have been talking about. I am not sure exactly where it’s headed, but one likely result would be an MOU between the two cities to address the issues they raise in their letter.” Despite the Oakley council having just given the OK to bring in legal muscle, Montgomery emphasized comity in an e-mail when asked to comment on the situation: “We have been meeting with the folks from the City of Antioch on the Hillcrest EIR, and it looks like we are on a path to resolve our concerns. We have a good relationship with them and are confident things will work out.”

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Raptor from page 6A feather sliced the dense Midwest summer air with a zzew, zzew, zzew that sounded more electronic than organic. As he lurched over the treetops, his bald red cowl hinged leftward and the black bead of an eye shot me a farewell glance. My thoughts flew back to the present as I felt my hamstrings tense up on Flag Hill’s precipice. I took a couple steps back and followed the raptor’s glide around the warp of the cliff’s southwest face and out of sight. I had come to the hill that day to get my systems in tune for a long and hard Yosemite trek in mid-May. Conditions at Sunol were ideal for a swift ascent: cool, breezy – no need to break stride pulling out a second water bottle. Though the climb is no walk in the park, the beauty paired with Flag Hill’s beast is sweat equity you can take to the bank: a giddy glimpse back down the valley cut by Alameda Creek; beyond, a sweep of Mission Peak, Calaveras Reservoir and the acute undulations of Sunol Wilderness in gradations of green too subtle to register. If the hike is killer, so is the scenery. That I had fallen 40 seconds short of my best time didn’t bother me a bit. Atop Flag Hill rises another hill, a shallow knoll graced by a bench for cooling the heels and internalizing the awe. On Thursday, April 23, 2009 the knoll was smothered in the purple of ookow and bush lupine, the orange of California poppy, the violet of storksbill filaree. The vulture visitation was an overture. The main opera of floral opulence was well into Act II. Sunlight diffused through high clouds settled with silver luminescence on the corolla of a wildflower called blue-eyed grass – ultramarine petals brushed with thin purple stripes surrounding a bright yellow center. Buttercups and wallflower swaying on tall stems glazed Sunol’s hillsides in shimmering gold and amber. But nowhere I looked could I spot another human. The park’s patrons were probably congregating over on Canyon View Trail, where the wildflower expo is as intensive as anywhere in the East Bay. I prize my privacy on the trail, and yet … it was strange to be the only human visible from this lofty and lovely place. By the time I abandoned my perch and began the descent, the wind had turned from southeast to southwest, easing me against the unwelcome impetus of gravity. Still no sign of humanity, no opportunity to encourage – or taunt – hikers huffing and puffing their way up that ridiculous incline. The hill bottomed out as I reached Alameda Creek. That’s when I heard the first hint of Homo sapiens – a schoolteacher and her students down in the creekbed studying the habitat. The trail took me right past them, though a thin wall of foliage separated us. At a gap in the bramble I stopped and watched them. Should I get their attention and say hi? No, my isolation had been textbook. The only creature aware of my existence out here was a turkey vulture. Surely he’d keep it to himself.

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PLAs boost quality, save money by Greg Feere Ignorance and bias can be a very dangerous combination, especially when you misrepresent the truth, as in “Union-only agreement will cost taxpayers” by Kevin Dayton, the non-union, out-of-town ABC (Associated Building Contractors) representative. I would have hoped for a little research and some updated facts and dates, but sadly we heard the same old hot air UEST with bogus, factless propaganda. To set the record straight, COMMENT the ABC represents only nonunion contractors, and they have opposed every PLA (Project Labor Agreement) in Contra Costa County and have failed every single time. They also opposed DavisBacon regulations, which are supported by the NAACP, National Women’s Political Caucus and the Mexican American Unity Council. The ABC also tried and failed to lower the wages of California apprentices. Federal, state and local governments for the last six decades have utilized PLAs. In Contra Costa County alone, there has already been over $14 billion in projects constructed with a PLA, including the new Brentwood Water Treatment Plant, and significantly every project has

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been completed on schedule, on budget and more importantly, done safely. On the other hand, ABC non-union contractors are responsible for some of the most inferior construction projects in Contra Costa County. The most recent failure was the new Rodeo Hills Elementary School, better known as the “School from Hell,” which is literally falling apart, with millions of dollars in repairs and litigation. John Swett Unified School District voted 5-0 to use a PLA on all of its future projects because of this boondoggle failure, over the objection of Kevin Dayton, Nichole Goering and Eric Christen of the ABC. Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall actually doubled the project’s costs to taxpayers with shoddy non-union construction, litigation, and the project went two years over schedule. The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to use PLAs on their future projects over the objection of Kevin Dayton and the ABC. The Contra Costa County PLA has been in effect for six years; “all” projects have been on schedule, on budget and no litigation. The infamous USS Posco Steel Project in Pittsburg was in fact the worst ABC-built project in the history of Contra Costa County. It was a $300 million modernization project. It had a $100 million cost overrun; out-of-state

LETTERS Supervisors, do your job Editor: They still don’t get it. After attending the supervisors’ emergency meeting on Tuesday the 28th, I came away with the thought “what is wrong with these people?” They want to put the blame on the district attorney for doing his job. The supervisors are responsible for this mess. For the past 12 years they have catered to the unions and given wage and benefit packages that have been obscene. Retirement and medical benefits that are ridiculous. Instead of putting money aside, they gave it away like drunken sailors and thought they could do it forever, despite the advice of actuaries. It is time to end this

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madness. They are in negotiations with several unions, but the unions say the supervisors are not negotiating and the unions are more than willing to take cuts and get this over. I have a suggestion: a 20-percent cut in pay across the board. Shift a larger portion for benefits to the employees, including retirement. I know it is rough, but we need to get back to reality here. They should consider they had it good for a long, long time, but these are bad times and getting worse! Supervisors, do your job. The 20-percent cut in pay should include you. The district attorney just took a cut in pay; it is required of you, too. It shouldn’t hurt too bad – you just gave yourselves a 50-percent increase a while back! Martin Fernandez Antioch

A plan for progressive reform Editor: I am writing to introduce myself to the residents of Congressional District 10, which includes Antioch. I am a Dublin resident, husband and father of two, San Francisco investigator and longtime churchgoer. I am running for Congress because I believe it is time for everyday working people to take back the reins of power in Washington. I’ve got a clear plan for bringing an activist agenda to Congress. I’ll fight to end the drug war, to bring our soldiers home, for equal federal rights for all citizens, and for labor protections in all trade deals. Big bank bailouts are bad business for all of us, and at the top of my agenda will be progressive

workers were killed on this project. OSHA even came in and actually shut the project down because of major health and safety violations. Local union building tradesmen and tradeswomen had to be brought in at a cost of approximately $60 million to fix this plant that wouldn’t operate. I almost forgot the non-union ABC out-of-state contractor on this project also ended up trying to sue the owners of USS Posco. Could this be why PLAs are so successful and widely used throughout Contra Costa County to prevent these disastrous types of non-union construction projects from ever occurring again? In fairness and openness I would like to invite the Brentwood mayor, City Council members and the Brentwood Press to inspect the various union building trades’ apprenticeship schools and then compare this to the ABC non-union training programs. You will then have a clearer perspective as to why our congressional representatives, Board of Supervisors, city councils, water districts, school boards, refineries, power plants and local officials have all used and voted to support PLAs, which have been proven to be of benefit and cost savings to our local taxpayers. Greg Feere is the CEO of the Contra Costa Building and Construction Trades Council.

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economic reform to protect the working class. Around District 10, you’ll hear my plans for turning the economy around for people like me and my family – people like you and your family – and for changing the American health care system and fully funding our public schools. And I expect to hear from you. Your thoughts and ideas are as important as any citizen’s, so please share them. My e-mail is adriel@adrielhampton.com, and my cell phone is 925-895-3744. We are all in this together, and we get the government we are willing to fight for. Thank you. Adriel Hampton Congressional Candidate Dublin

Don’t let unions break Brentwood Editor: As a non-union contractor, I am greatly concerned about the City of Brentwood’s consideration of incorporating the PLA (project labor agreement) into its upcoming Civic Center project. Our firm currently employs 35-40 persons, many of whom live in Brentwood, due to its affordability, excellent quality of life and proximity to work. The PLA issue is a job killer for these people, as it intends to unfairly require bidders to either be union contractors or forces them to join unions in order to work on these projects. In its purest sense, this is restraint of trade, and moreover, hurts the very residents of Brentwood, your constituents. This says nothing of the added cost with no appreciable benefit to the city or

the taxpayers who pay the bill. In nearly all cases where PLAs have been instituted, cost overruns and marginal quality issues have been the norm. Unions are quick to point out that their contractors are “craftsmen” and that non-union firms are the equivalent of two guys with a mower in the back of a pick-up, driving around looking for their next cash job. This ridiculous analogy could not be further from the truth, and is proven out time and time again on competitive bidding projects around the country. In nearly all cases, the successful (competitive) bidder not only completes the project on time and per specification, but most importantly, under budget. The primary difference between union and non-union projects is cost. Like the auto industry, non-union firms are not burdened with the legacy costs of so many poor decisions by the union upper echelon that neither understands the line-level worker nor cares to. Their primary concern is continuing to line their special-interest coffers with as much money as they can garner off the backs of the workers, which continues to enslave them for decades to come. The unions broke GM and Chrysler through their outrageous demands, noncooperation and inability to understand that open competition breeds quality, success and cost savings to the city and the taxpayer. The question is: can the City of Brentwood really afford to let the unions do the same here as they have in Detroit? see Letters page 18A


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A sampling of recent law enforcement activity reported by East County police departments. BRENTWOOD April 26, 1:12 a.m. At a business on Lone Tree Way, an unidentified person stole a 12-pack of beer. April 26, 1:25 a.m. Three unidentified persons stole three bags of chips from a business on Lone Tree Way. April 26, 6:51 a.m. An unidentified person broke into a business on Brentwood Boulevard and stole cash and a digital camera. April 26, 12:17 p.m. A subject was seen within 100 yards of a residence on Pinegrove Way in violation of a domestic-violence restraining order. April 26, 2:46 p.m. An unidentified person set fire to a play structure on San Jose Avenue. April 26, 5:18 p.m. A resident of Sand Creek Road reported that a subject made several threatening telephone calls to her. April 26, 11:33 p.m. An unidentified person stole a vehicle from the front of a residence on Elm Street. April 27, 7:46 a.m. On Brentwood Boulevard, a spare tire exploded, causing damage to vehicle. April 27, 12:53 p.m. An unidentified person stole laundry from a business on Walnut Boulevard. April 28, 8:21 a.m. A resident of Amberleaf Way reported that more than 20 online ac-

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Three unidentified persons stole three bags of chips from a business on Lone Tree Way. April 26, 1:25 a.m., Brentwood

April 29, 7:37 p.m. On Brentwood Boulevard at Sunset Road, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to be under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. April 30, 3:55 p.m. On Deer Creek Lane at Fawnbrook Drive, two license plates were discovered lying in the grass. April 30, 10:24 p.m. On Walnut Boulevard,

an off-duty deputy spotted a trailer that had been reported stolen. The victim responded and took possession of his trailer. 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 30, 2:48 p.m. Antioch resident Desean Dyer, 19, was at Williamson Ranch Park on Lone Tree Way with several friends when he was jumped by a single black male adult, who started beating Dyer with an unknown object. Dyer fled one way and his assailant another. When officers of the Antioch Police Department arrived, all parties had vacated the scene. A short time later, the department received a call that the victim was at Kaiser clinic suffering from injuries to the back of his head and multiple injuries to his face. Based on the seriousness of his injuries, he was transported to an area hospital. Hospital staff advised that one of the injuries might have been the result of a gunshot. Dyer is expected to recover. As of press time, the investigation into this matter is ongoing and no arrests have been made. Those with information regarding this incident should call the Antioch Police Department dispatch at 925-778-2441. For information on law enforcement in Antioch, visit www.ci.antioch.ca.us/ citygov/police.

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Letters from page 16A In this current economic climate, I am certain that the answer is no. George Peter Forni II Concord

Make concessions in bad times Editor: It is interesting to see the cat-andmouse game between the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors and the DA’s Office. The typical scare tactic used to threaten loss of life and property when budgets are cut. I remember recently that the DA’s Office secured a handsome raise for the staff. Now it is asked to lay people off. While our local government is playing with each other, the public is becoming more and more frightened. The antisocial thieves are lurking in the shadows to see which county they can steal from without recourse. Publicly threatening to stop prosecuting crime is the same as when fire districts and police districts threaten more fire-related deaths or murders unless they get more money. The fact remains that unless the publicservant sector becomes more efficient and less demanding of tax dollars, these types of threats will never end. We will be taxed out of our homes. When I say “generous,” go to www.cocotax.memberlodge.org/content/ documents/document.ashx?docid=11555. There are over 1,500 county employees making more than $100K. The first page starts with someone at $590,000 and continues with a mirage of salaries over $200,000 a year. The supervisors themselves just raised

their salary over 60 percent. What is more important than all of the above is that everyone’s got an excuse why they deserve more. Tell that to the thousands of people losing their homes. Tell that to the homeless camps sprouting up. Then, in addition if you are an employee of Contra Costa, you can double dip. Toward the end of your retirement (at only 50 years old!) you can spike your annual retirement income. This pyramid-type scam will cost our children dearly to correct unless it is banned immediately. I strongly compliment Contra Costa DA Robert Kochly for taking the first step in the right direction by offering to cut his pay 10 percent in order to help offset budget problems in these economic times. His gesture will help keep lowlife predators from having a field day in our county. Now if only other respectful department heads, unions and politicians would step up to the plate like Mr. Kochly, there would be no budget crisis but merely a budget adjustment. Do not get me wrong: when times are better, give it back to those employees. This is what the private sector has to do without a choice in order to stay afloat. What makes our public employees better? Receive in good times, make concessions in bad. More people will keep their jobs and the public will be more satisfied with government. John A. Gonzales Knightsen see Letters page 19A


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Letters from page 18A Union-only outrage must end Editor: Any Brentwood City Council member who does not support all workers having the right to work on the $75 million, taxpayerfunded Brentwood Civic Center should resign from office now before we even hit the next election cycle. On these local construction projects, taxpayers like me want the best bang for their hard-earned dollar, and the only way to ensure that is to reject union-only Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) across the board. I did not help elect a City Council just so they could be pushed around by a bunch of union bosses who want a monopoly on all our work. No way. Mayor and Brentwood City Council members, you had better understand what this warning means. Your community members are watching and counting on you to protect us from unfair, union-only PLAs. Brentwood City Council members and the mayor have to decide: Do they believe in the politics of business or the business of politics? The politics of business would dictate that they do the right thing and weigh the best interests of Brentwood citizens against their own ideological agenda while fostering fair and open competition. The business of politics would demand that they carry on with their myopic attempts to secure union-only monopoly agreements (PLAs) no matter what the cost to Brentwood taxpayers. So which one is it? This consideration of trying to get the $75 million Brentwood Civic Center to be

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PLA OK Editor: I am a local Electrical Contractor and I am completely in favor of a PLA for the upcoming Brentwood Civic Center. Beth Miller Discovery Bay

Puzzling PLA Editor: We live in America! A PLA amounts to discrimination by special-interest groups. I don’t get it. Tim O’Brien Sacramento

Support for PLA Editor: I totally support the mayor and City Council for doing the PLA study on the Civic Center. We don’t want to face that same failure that occurred on the Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall, which doubled construction costs and involved a two-year delay on the project. see Letters page 20A

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Editor: I would like to thank Mr. Dawson for speaking out for the regular residents of Discovery Bay. For years now I have seen the same letter writers dividing our community, and it’s about time someone stood up against them. This group of people has never used its excessive amount of free time and resources to improve our community. It is time for this vendetta against the Piephos and against anyone that stands up for progress to come to an end. Discovery Bay is a wonderful community and we all should be proud to live here. I think it’s time we start drafting men and women like Mr. Dawson to run for the CSD and help bring real change to Discovery Bay. Thank you again, Mr. Dawson, and

thank you, Discovery Bay Press, for printing a different point of view. Kevin Davis Discovery Bay

Smoking gun Editor: This responds to Brian Dawson’s May 1, 2009 (“Orchestrated mudslinging”) letter to the editor. It is no secret that I emphatically disagree with the political beliefs and tactics of our elected representatives, David and Mary Piepho. However, no one can tarnish their reputations. Only they can do that. As usual, Brian, you do not point out any factual errors in Don Flint’s letter. You merely obfuscate and divert, which gets us nowhere. Incidentally, how can your “smoking gun” (my document) be acquired from you by the Press’ readers? I would not want anyone to miss having it. William R. Richardson Discovery Bay

On cloud Nines Editor: I am writing this on behalf of the entire Ron Nunn Parents Club. My name is Heidi Erickson and I am the secretary on the Ron Nunn Parents Club this year. In January, I decided I would chair or co-chair a spring event to raise money for our school. Countless hours and many, many phone calls from all of the board to many local businesses paid off! see Letters page 22A


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Flu from page 1A more cases, and our philosophy is to rely on the expertise of the health department; we followed their directions to a T.” But for parents like Kristin Croteau, news of the school’s closure was met with mixed emotions. “We were a little shocked when we got the call that the school was closing, and at the very beginning of all this, it was a ‘better safe than sorry’ kind of attitude,” said Croteau, who has two boys at Brentwood Elementary. “But I did have to take the week off and work from home, so that was a little tough. But it’s just one of those things that happens; you make adjustments.” Wee Care Childcare Development Center in Brentwood was also forced to make adjustments. Since the facility serves families from Brentwood Elementary, when news of the school’s closure was announced, Wee Care Director Adrianne Lough made some hard decisions. “Our policy started out that families with students at Brentwood Elementary could in fact bring their children here until we had more information,” said Lough. “But as I contacted and began speaking

with the county, they advised those families not to come here, so I had to send some children home, which you hate to do. “Our parents have been so cooperative and understanding, but it’s been an ordeal. You are on all sides of the fence because you want to help the parents, but you also don’t want to get into the hyper-frenzy of what is happening, but you also want to be respectful and responsible. It’s been hard.” Local hospitals such as Sutter Delta Medical Center in Antioch set up triage tents outside their facilities over the weekend in order to accommodate the influx of residents fearful they might be ill with the virus. According to Angela Lombardi, spokesperson for Sutter Delta, the staff saw an increase in walk-in traffic last week from patients with flu-like symptoms. “We did activate our hospital incident command system, which means that we go into emergency mode,” said Lombardi. “Our numbers were that on Sunday, May 1 we saw approximately 200 patients … anything over about 160 is considered above normal traffic, so we did see an increase. But we have now resumed normal operating procedures and we are so proud of how

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we can to earn our customers’ respect and loyalty,” said Laura Markstein. “We are doing fine. Even in these tough economic times, people still have that one little pleasure and want to be able to buy a six-pack of beer.” The chances are that if you’ve imbibed a Bud, Bud Light, Michelob, Corona, Stella Artois, Beck’s, Bass Ale, Sierra Nevada or Black Diamond beer in East County, it first passed through the Markstein facility before passing through your digestive system. Although beer is in her blood, Laura Markstein didn’t originally plan on joining the family business. In 1991 she was attending med school when her father asked if she could help out on her summer break with the company’s public relations. Soon she was

working in every aspect of the business and transferred to St. Mary’s College, where she earned a business degree. She’s now 43 and has been in the family business for 17 years. Her 22-year-old brother Ian and recent college-graduate daughter Jessica are getting involved as well – with perhaps some day her 10-year-old son Ethan joining them. “Our plan is to, hopefully, keep it for the generations to come,” said Laura. “It’s incredibly rare that you can have a family-owned business that’s lasted for 90 years and have it pass from generation to generation. It’s a real blessing. My grandfather always taught me to give back to the community that has given you so much. I will continue to keep the legacy going.”

our employees and staff have handled the situation. Our care has been seamless and transparent.” When news of the school’s early reopenings were announced Tuesday, officials such as Antioch Superintendent Deborah Sims breathed a collected sigh of relief. “I was pleased to announce to the Lone Tree school community that the school would re-open. I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the staff and parents at Lone Tree Elementary for their support and cooperation during this time,” wrote Sims in a press release. Throughout the episode, nervousness and fear – even among health care professionals – prompted at least one premature diagnosis. In Oakley, a suspected case of the H1N1 virus turned out to be a false alarm when the pediatrician of a sick child at Oakley Elementary School – prior to the return of swab tests – reported that the child most likely had contracted swine flu. Results later showed that the child not only tested negative for the swine flu; she hadn’t contracted any kind of flu. Rick Rogers, Oakley Union School District Superintendent, said the ex-

perience should serve as a cautionary tale. “I’m not going to armchair quarterback the decisions that were made,” said Rogers, “but I believe that the lesson is that we should take a look at what we did and how we handled the situation for the future. It’s a wobbler; if there is a question (about whether to close a school), you are always going to err on the side of student safety and the public’s well being, but I think we can all learn from this experience.” As for the missed school days, Eaton said the Brentwood Elementary students will not need to make up for the lost time. “Brentwood Elementary will finish out the year at the same time as the rest of the district. We will not extend the school year.” All of which is good news for parents such as Susan Wallace, who has two children at Brentwood Elementary. “I’m a stayat-home mom, so I was easily able to keep my boys home, but it definitely affected what I’ve been able to get done at home,” she said. “I think Brentwood did a great job of notifying us about what was going on and I appreciate it. But I’m ready for them to go back to school; I’m not quite ready for summer yet.”

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on May 19, 2009, hold a public hearing to consider the following: An application for a design review (DR 09-04) for a 2,491 square foot Jack in the Box restaurant and a conditional use permit (CUP 09-02) for its drive-through component. The center is generally located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Balfour Road and Fairview Avenue. Applicant: Stantec Consulting 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 de-

livered to the Brentwood Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: May 8, 2009

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: May 8, 2009

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: May 8, 2009

tive declaration has been prepared for this project, pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), to assess potentially adverse environmental impacts. Applicant: Mark Duke Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 734 Third Street, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Assistant Planner Tim Nielsen [(925) 516-5151 or tnielsen@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: May 8, 2009

Ordinance”. If your property is located in the City, near an agricultural operation, you may at times be subject to inconvenience or discomfort arising from those operations, including noise, odors, fumes, dust, smoke, insects, the operation of machinery (including aircraft) during any time of day or night, the storage and disposal of manure, and the ground or aerial application of fertilizers, soil amendments, seed, herbicides, and pesticides. These and other similar inconveniences will not be considered a public nuisance if they are conducted according to proper and accepted customs and standards. The Right to Farm Ordinance establishes a grievance procedure to help resolve any disputes between agricultural operators and their neighbors. This is only a summary of the Right to Farm Ordinance. If you wish further information about the meaning or effect of the ordinance or the grievance procedure set forth in it, please contact the City’s Community Development Department at 118 Oak Street Brentwood, CA 94513 or call (925) 516-5405. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: May 8, 2009

the normal course of business permits on June 2, 2009, hold a public hearing to consider the following: Consideration of the Draft Supplementary Environmental Impact Report (Clearinghouse No. 2000122013) and Response to Comments regarding a proposed amendment (RZ 09-01) of the Agriculture Land Conservation Ordinance, Chapter 17.730 of the Brentwood Municipal Code. Applicant: City of Brentwood Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 734 Third Street, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Hazel Wetherford [(925) 516-5106 or hwetherford@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: May 8, 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 19, 2009, hold a public hearing to consider the following: An application for a conditional use permit (CUP 09-10) to operate a beauty salon known as Salon Vitor, within a 2,439 square-foot tenant space in the Brentwood Junction shopping center located at 6560 Lone Tree Way, Suite D (APN 019-010-059). Applicant: Sansome Pacific Properties Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 734 Third Street, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Assistant Planner Tim Nielsen [(925) 516-5151 or tnielsen@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

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 19, 2009, hold a public hearing to consider the following: An application for a conditional use permit (CUP 09-04) to place an off-site directional sign for the Grace Bible Fellowship on private property located on the east side of the intersection of McClarren Road and Walnut Boulevard (APN 012-170-006). Applicant: Grace Bible Fellowship Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 734 Third Street, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Senior Planner Jeff Zilm [(925) 5165136 or jzilm@ci.brentwood.ca.us] in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 118 Oak Street, Brentwood, California 94513.

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 June 2, 2009, hold a public hearing to consider the following: An application for the development of an approximately 5.26-acre site, with a project known as the Rock of Brentwood church, located south of Grant Street, east of Adams Lane, and west of Lone Oak Road. The applicant is requesting approval of a design review (DR 08-20) and a conditional use permit (CUP 08-31) to allow the construction of a 20,687 square-foot multi-purpose building, a triplex totaling 4,413 square feet, a parking lot, landscaping, and related improvements. A mitigated nega-

RIGHT TO FARM DISCLOSURE The City of Brentwood has declared its policy to protect and encourage agricultural operations in its General Plan and has adopted a “Right to Farm

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Letters from page 20A I have to say that we could not have succeeded in this event without the generous and overwhelming support of Nines restaurant and its manager, Frank Silva. My co-chair and I met with him in early January and they really came to the party with a level of generosity and grace that was overwhelming. I was astounded. We all spent months planning this event. The Ron Nunn Elementary Parents Club held its inaugural Spring Fling at Nines on Saturday, May 2. This was intended to be a community event, and boy was it! As the rain poured Saturday morning, I didn’t know if it was all going to work out. After several very stressful hours I started to crack. The General Manager at the Nines, Ray Wunder, and his staff of amazing managers (Lisa and Kym) glued me back together and we all rallied to make the event one to remember. MamaLuke! was so generous with its time and put on quite a show. Nines Executive Chef Vince Moore laid out the spread, and the food was delicious. Thousands of dollars worth of communitydonated items were raffled and auctioned

off and we had such a successful event. With so many budget cuts last year in our education system, and the fear and realization of more next year, it was so important for us as a board to go out with a bang and really leave our positions with dignity and grace – and leave next year’s board with some funds to support abandoned programs. We managed to raise more than $7,000 in one evening for our school. On top of that, the teachers and the parents were able to get out for an evening and have a little fun, do some dancing and enjoy themselves. It must be said that we could not have been so successful without the support of many of the local businesses here in Brentwood and in the Bay Area. Thank you especially to Bloomfield Winery, Hannah Nicole Winery, MamaLuke! and Nines restaurant. Thanks to the entire board for helping me call and pick up donations and for jumping on board with me and my crazy ideas! I know we all loved working together this year; it will be a year to be remembered. Heidi Erickson Ron Nunn Parents Club Secretary


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Titanic ball club proves unsinkable The NorCal Titans 9U and 10U Titans team, comprised of players from East County, have racked up seven championships and two runner-up finishes in their first three months of play. The 10U Titans recently won their four straight championship at a tournament played in Sunnyvale. The 10U Titans captured their first championship of the season in March at the St. Patrick’s Day Slam at Twin Creeks in Sunnyvale. Coached by Abel Ordaz, Ron Rivers, Mark Maday and Curtis Cunningham, the Titans dominated outscored their opponents 67-20, led by the hitting of Cody Maday, Carlos Rodriguez, Ryan Mucher and Kevin Lonergan. Ronnie Rivers, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Connor Cunningham and Noah Daubin led a pitching staff that stymied hitters throughout the two-day event. Cunningham, Rivers and Abel Ordaz were defensive standouts throughout the tournament, making play after play in the field. In the championship game, the Titans played a tough River City Bandits team that posted a 5-2 first-inning lead. In what has become a Titan trademark, the team showed its resiliency by rallying for an 11-6 victory. Cunningham pitched seven innings in the tournament, allowing no hits and three earned runs while striking out 10 batters. Lonergan was named tournament MVP. Two weeks later, the Titans won the

10U March Madness tournament at the Big League Dreams Park in Manteca. In the semi-final game, the Titans were down 11-3 to the Pleasant Hill Hawks in the bottom of the sixth inning – three outs from elimination. The defiant Titans mounted a furious comeback, scoring nine runs to win 12-11 and earn a spot in the finals. The Titans put together the big inning with four walks, a couple of errors, and hits by Rivers, Fitzpatrick, Lonergan and Mucher. Fitzpatrick delivered the game-winning, bases-loaded hit to score Makoa Copp. There was no drama in the championship game, as the Titans jumped on the River City Bandits early and often and ran away with the convincing 20-4 victory, keyed by a 15-run third inning to force the end of the game due to the Mercy Rule. Tournament leaders at the plate were Rivers (6-10, eight runs scored, four RBI and six stolen bases), Ordaz (5-9, six runs scored and six RBI) and Maday (6-9, seven runs scored and three walks). The month of April was also good to the Titans, who picked up their third straight championship at the Spring Brawl in Tracy, outscoring their opponents 40-11 and taking the closely contested championship against the River City Bandits. The Titans were led by the dominant pitching of Cunningham, Daubin and Fitzpatrick, who in a combined

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The 10U Nor-Cal Titans, front row from left, are Joseph Fitzpatrick, Makoa Copp, Abel Ordaz, Ryan Mucher and Ronnie Rivers; middle row: Connor Cunningham, Noah Daubin, Carlos Rodriguez, Cody Maday and Kevin Lonergan; top row: Mark Maday, Abel Ordaz and Curtis Cunningham. Not pictured is Ron Rivers. Photo courtesy of Abel Ordaz

19 innings gave up nine hits and three earned runs while striking out 22 batters. Batting leaders were Rivers (6-11, seven runs scored, three RBI and four stolen bases) and Ordaz, who hit two home runs – including a grand slam and a two-run homer – and drove in nine runs. Last weekend the Titans invaded Sunnyvale once again for the Spring Slugfest and walked away with their fourth straight championship. They made it to the championship game with a win over the Delta Dawgs and two wins against the Brentwood Blast, including a thrilling 10-6 semifinal victory. The semifinal game went into extra innings after Rivers came in to pitch with the game tied, runners on second and third and only one out. He worked his magic, getting the Blast to pop up and strike out to end the inning.

In the seventh inning, the Titans scored four runs on hits by Rivers, Ordaz, Rodriguez and Fitzpatrick and held the Blast scoreless in the bottom of the seventh to advance to the championship game. There, the Titans kept rolling as they beat the San Ramon Slammers 13-4 to take the crown. Rivers, Ordaz, Fitzpatrick and Copp all drilled clutch RBI hits to lead the Titans at the plate, while Rivers and Daubin pitched five superb innings to shut down the Slammers. Ordaz (10-14, nine runs scored, seven RBI and four stolen bases) was named tournament MVP. Both Titan teams are looking to continue their great success and bring home more hardware in the near future. For more information about the NorCal Titans Baseball Club, visit www.norcaltitansbaseball.com. – Contributed by Abel Ordaz


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Courting kudos rentwood resident Courtney-Renee Samuda, who has competed in tennis for only 2½ years, is currently ranked seventh in Girls 10 Tennis in Northern California, and No. 1 in the Contra Costa County Girls 10 Division. Courtney won the USTA (United States Tennis Association NorCal section) Grand Prix tournament, for which she’ll be honored on May 16. Last October, Courtney was invited to represent Northern California in the Coaches Commission Workout and Exchange, along with the top 10-and-under boys and girls tennis players from the Southern California and Pacific Northwest Section at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego. Her most recent victories include the Discovery Bay Open and Deer Valley Challenge. She is coached by Brian Richardson of Deer Valley High School. Courtney is a fifth-grader at Brentwood Elementary, where she has earned the Golden Circle award for her 4.0 GPA.

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Swim championships The Liberty girls varsity swimming team beat the Deer Valley girls by a hair 93-92 last Friday at the Brentwood Family Aquatic Center in Brentwood, but the Deer Valley boys won 105-80 in the last meet of the regular season. The Liberty girls victory put them on top going into Bay Valley Athletic League Championship Meet today (Friday, May 8) and Saturday at Heritage High in

Brentwood. Deer Valley is in second place, Heritage in third and Freedom in fourth. The win by the Deer Valley boys puts them in second place behind firstplace Heritage going into the BVAL Championship swim meet; Liberty is third and Freedom fourth. The diving championships were held yesterday at Antioch High, results of which were not available at press time.

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Pictured at the CYSA State Cup Round of 16, front row from left, are Roy Gaines, Nick Krahnke, Nico Charvet, Marvin Valladares, Julian Alcala, Sergio Chavez and Tom Camara; back row: Manuel Corona, Nick Rethage, Nick McCallion, Jorge Lopez, Michell Gutierrez, Justin Hughes, Hector Vera, Nick Capaz and Coach Mike Krahnke.

Lightning strikes again Congratulations to East Diablo Lightning ’93 for finishing another successful soccer season. Under Coach Mike Krahnke, the team took second place in Golden State Soccer League U15 Boys Silver bracket for 2008. The Lightning also joined a select group of teams in local soccer history to advance to the Sweet 16 elimination round of CYSA-North’s 2009 State Cup. One of those teams was Lightning ’93’s namesake, the 2001 East Diablo

U19 Girls Lightning coached by Tony Martins, Rick Melgoza and Mike Krahnke, who went on to win the championship that year. This year, the Lightning’s debut was a test of wills, although they were eventually eliminated by Livermore Elite Force 2-1. The East Diablo Boys Lightning ’93 team is completing player tryouts for the 2009-10 U16 season. For more information, visit www.edysl.net or call Krahnke at 925-516-1163. – Contributed by Jennifer Charvet


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Baseball from page 1B second on Maniz’s single. Through the first four innings, Alexander had given up only one hit. So in the top of the fifth, a Heritage fan shouted, “Gotta hit the ball, fellas. C’mon Heritage, let’s get to this guy.” That bit of encouragement paid

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off. The first batter, Kyle Wells, doubled to right, moved to third on Ryan Atlas’ sacrifice grounder and scored on Packard’s single to tie it up. Alexander was replaced in the eighth by freshman Joe Navlon, who throws hard but is a little wild. He walked two but got out

of the inning when Stephen Zeiler grounded out. Packard began to tire in the eighth, allowing a single to Andrew Soto followed by an excellent bunt back to the mound by Daniel Pereira that put men on first and second. At that point, Manager Gary Alexander brought in Juan Padilla in relief. Padilla might be a better starter than a reliever, because he walked the first batter he faced, Tim Gulbransen, to load the bases, and then gave up Maniz’s walk-off single. “It’s an exciting win, I can tell you that much,” said Alexander. “I don’t think we

Tennis from page 1B in his first three matches on Monday, April 27, said Amaro. He beat Antioch’s Erik Wilds and Freedom’s Vince Sandoval by 10-1 scores and dominated Freedom’s Matt Ploeg 6-0, 6-0. Things got tougher Tuesday morning against Heritage’s Joe Rivera, who “has a powerful game and is becoming more dangerous every single time he takes the court,” said Amaro. But Harris prevailed 6-3, 6-4. That set up the championship match just after high noon between Harris and Sabella, who had beaten Harris every time they had played and had not lost to anyone the entire season. “Bob took the court and things just weren’t working for him in the first three games. He was down 3-0 in the first five minutes,” said Amaro. “On the changeover I would remind him that you never give up and you have to have believe in yourself and your ability.” Harris dropped the first set 2-6, but winning those two games gave him the boost he needed to focus and step up his game in the second set. He jumped out 4-1 and held on for a 6-4 win in that set to tie up the best-ofthree match. Several dozen people had gathered around the court to witness the showdown as the tension level ratcheted up. “It was definitely very exciting,” said

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came out as excited as I would have liked us to be – too relaxed, I think. Jordan pitched a heck of a game; kept us right in there. Then the freshman comes in and does his job for an inning.” Alexander also credited Justin D’Amico’s great defense at first base, Pereira’s bunt and Maniz attacking the first pitch for the game winner. “We played the right kind of game at the end,” said Alexander. “I was proud of them.” In the next-to-the-last regular-season games, Freedom hosts Antioch on Tuesday at 4 p.m. while Heritage hosts Liberty.

Amaro. “Bob went down 3-0 in the third set. I said, ‘This is what it’s all about; this is where you have to find the perseverance to elevate yourself.’” Harris rallied to tie it at 3-3 and then went ahead 5-4, reaching a match point, which he didn’t get. Sabella got the set back to even at 5-5, but Harris made a last push and got a 7-5 victory, winning the championship. “I could see they had arrived at this moment; you couldn’t ask for any more. You want them pushed to the limit,” said Amaro. “The only shame is that both couldn’t win because they both played so well. I was proud of both of them, but I was really proud for Bob because he’s come so far this season. “That final will stick in my head. That’s the best final I have seen in at least 10 years; the best final that Freedom has ever been a part of. It was a tremendous moment for Freedom tennis and for Bob. Everybody who was there felt honored to be at a tennis match of that much significance.” There could be a sequel to this movielike tale. Harris competes today (Friday, May 8) in the North Coast Section playoffs at St. Mary’s College. After that, his competitive tennis career might be over, as the senior plans to attend Chico State next year, a school without a tennis program.


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How to avoid swine flu In response to questions regarding the spread of the swine flu, Contra Costa County health officials are advising the public to do the following: • If you are sick, stay home from work or school. • If you live with someone who is sick with flu-like symptoms, consider staying home. • If you or anyone in your family is sick with flu-like symptoms, do not attend large public events. Attending a public event might increase your chance of being exposed to an illness. • If you do attend a public event, use good hand and respiratory hygiene.

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Looking Out for Number One More times than not the above expression is heard when someone is doing for self, looking out for their best interests and putting themselves first. However, in the world of real estate – whether it be a listing agent, a buyer’s agent, or a loan officer – the phrase “looking out for number one” actually means looking out for, and protecting, the client. A great agent or lender knows they truly work for the client, and that without the client, they as a real estate professional have no profession. A true example of this is the California Association of Realtors Housing Affordability Fund (C.A.R.H.A.F.) which begin in 2002. Originally put in place to help Joe the Plumber realize the American dream of homeownership in the face of skyrocketing prices, the Housing Affordability Fund has once again stepped up by way of its Mortgage Protection Program. Announced April 2nd, 2009, the C.A.R.H.A.F Mortgage Protection Program offers itself to W-2’d, first-time home buyers (no ownership during the last three years), who purchase a home using a California REALTOR between April 2nd and December 31st 2009. The program is a three headed helper consisting of ‘involuntary unemployment, accidental disability and accidental death insurance protection’. According to California Association of Realtors President James Liptak, “…C.A.R.’s Housing Affordability Fund is dedicating $1 million to the program this year, and estimates that as many as 3,000 families will benefit from the program throughout 2009.” One out of every ten Californians is

currently unemployed – the highest rate we’ve seen since June of 1983 – making job security just another reason why so many families are currently passing on the idea of home ownership. However, with the Mortgage Protection Plan now in place, potential buyers can feel better and have peace of mind about covering their monthly payment in the face of adversity. Although the program mandates a six month “vesting period”, as well as a four month “actively at work” requirement before a new homeowner can apply for any of the benefits, should said owner be released from his/her job they would then be entitled to $1500.00 in aid towards their mortgage for six months. And while the vesting period and actively at work requirement are two different notions, they can be fulfilled concurrently to ensure the new owner meets the requirements sooner than later. Also if there is/was a co-borrower involved, than there is potential for an additional $750.00 in non-repayable assistance. C.A.R’s Housing Affordability Fund Mortgage Protection Program is again a great example of how professional Realtors look out for their clients first. The actual application has to be turned in by your Realtor, and if this free program is not something your Realtor has mentioned to you yet, call me. My new number is (925) 726-1444. Please don’t heasitate to contact me with any questions or concerns pertaining to real estate financing, or to help point you to true local real estate professionals. tfreymortgages@yahoo.com – Advertisement

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ric and Jennifer Birkland welcomed their second son, Jason James, into the family on April 13 at 9:57 a.m. “JJ” was born at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Antioch, weighing 10 pounds, 10 ounces and measuring 22¼ inches. He received a surprisingly warm welcome home from his older brother, Christian.

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It appears that the Easter Bunny delivered a beautiful present on Easter Sunday. Welcome to Caylee Ann Harold, born on April 12, weighing in at 7 pounds, 15 ounces and measuring 21 inches. Her proud parents are Tara Lee and Thomas Lee Harold of Bakersfield. Mom Tara Lee is a 1995 graduate of Liberty High School. Proud grandparents are Gene and Michelle Buchholz of Oakley, along with proud aunt Kimberly Buchholtz.

Sweet Sophia Oakley residents and Freedom High School graduates Thomas and Brittanie Baker are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Sophia Belle Baker, born April 17 at 6:47 p.m. and weighing 8 pounds, 14 ounces. Sophia Belle is the granddaughter of Tammy and Martin Archuleta and Victoria and Dan Baker, all of Oakley.

Liberty High School student Alysia C. Olson of Discovery Bay was recently selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel prizes. “On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice and commitment that Alysia C. Olson has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence,” said Nobel. “Alysia C. Olson is now a member of a unique community of scholars – a community that represents our very best hope for the future.” According to NSHSS President James Lewis, “Our vision is to build a dynamic international organization that connects members with meaningful content, resources and opportunities. We aim to help students like Alysia C. Olson build on their academic successes and enhance the skills and desires to have a positive impact on the global community.” Membership in NHHSS entitles qualified students to enjoy a wide variety of benefits, including scholarship opportunities, academic competitions, free events, member-only resources, publications and participation in programs offered by educational partners, online forums, personalized recognition items and publicity honors. Formed in 2002, The National Society of High School Scholars recognizes academic excellence at the high school level and encourages members of the organization to apply their unique talents, vision and potential for the betterment of themselves and the world. For more information about NSHSS, visit www.nshss.org.


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Audiences to feast on ‘Greater Tuna’ Two actors/quick-change artists play 20 hilarious characters from the Lone Star State’s third-smallest city in “Greater Tuna,” directed and co-written by Ed Howard, on stage at the El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St. in Antioch. Performances take place Saturday, May 16 at 2 and 8 p.m. The show opens with the morning news report from the low-power radio station (275 watts) hosted by two slowtalking broadcast celebrities – Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie – who keep Tuna, Texas up to date on late-breaking news. The play quick-changes to the news

and crime scenes around town: Judge Buckner dies under mysterious circumstances, Vera Carp and her censorship club (the Smut Snatchers of the New Order) meet to censor the dictionary, town drunk R.R. Snavely spots a UFO shaped like a bean burrito, the Tuna Little Theatre performs “My Fair Lady” using the scenery and costumes from “South Pacific” and the town’s one-man Humane Society launches an urgent campaign to rescue homeless ducks. Tickets are $28 for adults, $25 for seniors and $15 for youth. Call 925-757-9500 or visit www.elcampaniltheatre.com.

Simon and Garfunkel tribute performance A.J. Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle have been performing the music of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel at sold-out shows for more than a decade. Swearingen’s warm baritone and Beedle’s soaring tenor, accompanied by acoustic guitar, combine flawlessly to capture the essence and magic of the Simon and Garfunkel sound of the early years in Greenwich Village.

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Dynamic duo just clowning around Kids K-6 are invited to sit back and enjoy the jokes, balloons and general hilarity as Miss Sparkles Delight and Ravioli the Clown drop by Brentwood Library on Tuesday, May 19 for a free 45-minute program at the Brentwood Community Center next to the library. Children under 5 are welcome with an adult. Miss Sparkles is a Bay Area performer who has attended several Bay Area clown schools, including the San

Francisco School of Circus Arts and the Concord School of Clownology. Ravioli is also a well-loved professional clown who has entertained crowds at many Bay Area locations, including Children’s Fairyland. Miss Sparkles and Ravioli have been married since 2004, when they were united in a clown ceremony. The event is sponsored by Friends of the Brentwood Library. For more information, call the library at 925-6344101 or visit www.ccclib.org.

Hapgood players present classic ‘On Golden Pond’ Hapgood Theatre Company will close its 2008-09 season with American classic “On Golden Pond,” a story immortalized on the screen by Henry Fonda and Katherine Hepburn. The production runs May 21 through June 7 at the Nick Rodriguez Theater, 213 F St. in Antioch. “On Golden Pond” takes the stage Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets – $38 for adults, $35 for seniors and $19 for students – are available in advance through the box office at the El Campanil Theatre, 604 W. Second St. in Antioch (925-757-

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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-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 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-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 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-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-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-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 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-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-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 registrant: 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-0002336-00 The name of the business (es): Brentwood Window Cleaning Located at: 6356 Crystal Spring Circle In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Larry Edward Kean, 6356 Crystal Spring Circle, 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: LARRY EDWARD KEAN This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 3, 2009 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: April 3, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002347-00 The name of the business (es): East Bay Mobile Techs Located at: 5532 Drakes Court In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Shannan L. Marlin, 5532 Drakes 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: 4/3/09. Signature of registrant: Shannan L. Marlin This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 3, 2009 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: April 3, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 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 busi-

ness 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-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-0002809-00 The name of the business (es): East Bay Aquaculture Located at: 691 Merritt Court In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Pedro Cazarez, 691 Merritt 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: N/A. Signature of registrant: Pedro Cazarez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 20, 2009 By: B. Basch, Deputy Expires: April 20, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002555-00 The name of the business (es): Face 2 Face Cosmetix Located at: 1899 Tuckahoe Way In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Maria G. Valencia, 1899 Tuckahoe Way, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an ndividual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/ A. Signature of registrant: Maria G. Valencia This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 10, 2009 By: P. Cornelius, Deputy Expires: April 10, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002649-00 The name of the business (es): CED Consulting Located at: 2388 Tremont Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Cyndi D. Hankins, 2388 Tremont 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: Cyndi D. Hankins This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 15, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: April 15, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002848-00 The name of the business (es): SLAY + ASSOCIATES Located at: 735 Summer Circle In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Paul Slay, 735 Summer Circle, 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: 4/1/09. Signature of registrant: Paul Slay This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 21, 2009 By: P. Cornelius, Deputy Expires: April 21, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: May 8, 15, 22, 29, 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-0002883-00 The name of the business (es): THE King of Clubs Located at: 2720 St. Regis Avenue In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s):David Keith Zakoian, 2720 St. Regis Avenue, 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: David K. ZakoianThis statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on:April 22, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: April 22, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2009

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002803-00 The name of the business (es): BYRON INN CAFE Located at: 14870 Highway 4 In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Alan K. Kulling and Sheryl A. Kulling, 2248 Colonial Court, 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: 4/20/09. Signature of registrant: Alan K. Kulling This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 20, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: April 20, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: May 8, 15, 22, 29, 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-0002935-00 The name of the business (es): ElleBelle Studio, Located at: 1273 Longleaf Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Michelle Patricia Bell, 1273 Longleaf 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: 4/15/09. Signature of registrant: Michelle Patricia Bell This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on:April 24, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: April 24, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002938-00 The name of the business (es): Heritage Residential Funding Located at: 2958 Eclipse Place In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Paul B. Sheffield and Debra A. Sheffield, 2988 Eclipse Place, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 5/20/04. Signature of registrant: Paul B. Sheffield This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 24, 2009 By: Vera Mitchell, Deputy Expires: April 24, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 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 #F-0002976-00 The name of the business (es): Downtown Produce Market Located at: 200 Oak Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Mailing: P.O. Box 1376, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): TARKARI INC., 200 Oak Street, 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: 4/27/09 Signature of registrant: Mahhoob Sadie, CEO This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 27, 2009 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: April 27, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0003027-00 The name of the business (es): Best Dam Deals Located at: 903 Villa Terrace In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Douglas George Ventling; Keith Allen Ventling, 903 Villa Terrace, brentwood, CA 94513 This business is conducted by: a General Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Douglas G. Ventling This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 29, 2009 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: April 29, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: May 8, 15, 22, 29, 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 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002927-00 The name of the business (es): Alamo Hardware Located at: 3211 Danville Boulevard In: Alamo, CA 94507 Mailing: P.O. Box 580, Danville, CA 94526 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Three Valley Investments, LLC, 3237 Danville Boulevard, CA 94507. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Company The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Christopher E. Kretz, Managing Member This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 24, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: April 24, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File#F-0002868-00 The name of the business (es): East Bay Karate-Do Located at: 1365 Buchanan Road In: Pittsburg, CA 94565 Contra Costa County Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): John A. Felipe, 1808 Spanish Trail 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: John A. Felipe This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 22, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: April 22, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: May 8, 15, 22, 29, 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 NAME CHANGE NOTICE PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Damon Mayfield, 1143 Alberdan Circle, Pinole, CA 94564 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Damon J. Mayfield FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-0559 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Damon J. Mayfield filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Damon Jamar Sampson Mayfield to Proposed Name: Damon Jamar Mayfield 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: 6/16/09 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 Date: April 21, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates:May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002799-00 The name of the business (es): G & G REAL ESTATE AND MAINTENANCE Located at: 1932 WATER STREET In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): ARLENE PAMELA GARCIA, 1932 WATER 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: 4/20/09. Signature of registrant: ARLENE GARCIA This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 20, 2009 By: M. Oliver, Deputy Expires: April 20, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 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 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-244118-BL Loan # 16282477 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/15/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, 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): MILITUS ALAGWU, A SINGLE MAN Recorded: 3/21/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0094686-00 in book - , page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 5/- 28/2009 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: $376,465.76 The purported property address is: 4900 Chardonnay Court Oakley, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 035-333-021 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: 5/7/2009 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# 3073063 05/08/2009, 05/15/- 2009, 05/22/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: May 8, 15, 22, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-239525-RM Loan # 0022192454 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/13/2007. 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): DEBBIE R DESOUSA, A MARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 6/- 22/2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0181251-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 5/- 28/2009 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: $326,554.79 The purported property address is: 4334 REDWOOD DR OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 035-552-102-2 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Date: 4/29/2009 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# 3081709 05/- 08/2009, 05/15/2009, 05/22/2009 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: May 8, 15, 22, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-175842-C Loan No. 0359275603 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/8/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by 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: JESUS GOMEZ, A MARRIED WOMAN Recorded 3/20/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0083403-00 in Book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 5/22/2009 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: 89 WEST LAKE DRIVE ANTIOCH, CA 94509 APN #: 065- 232-006 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $478,004.43, 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/- 22/2009 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3049840 05/- 01/2009, 05/08/2009, 05/15/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: May 1, 8, 15, 2009 NAME CHANGE NOTICE PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Leah Burgos DiFlorio, 3527 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, #126, Lafayette, CA 94549 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Leah Burgos DiFlorio FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-0513 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Leah Burgos DiFlorio filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Leah Burgos DiFlorio (AKA) Leah B. DiFlorio to Proposed Name: Adriana Ella Starr 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: 5/26/09 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: OAKLEY PRESS Date: 3/27/09 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2009


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NAME CHANGE NOTICE PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Dana M. Courchaine, 4632 Pacheco Boulevard, Martinez, CA 94553 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Dana M. Courchaine FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-0641 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Dana M. Courchaine filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Katelyn Breanne Smejkal to Proposed Name: Katelyn Breanne Courchaine 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: 6/19/09 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. Father named on birth certificate must be personnaly served. Date: April 22, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2009 NAME CHANGE NOTICE PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Lawrence Vann, 1640 Mariposa Street, Richmond, CA 94804 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Lawrence Vann FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-0620 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Lawrence Vann filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Charlestine Alicia Broxie Maxie to Proposed Name: Charlestine Alicia Vann 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: 6/12/09 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 parents named on birth certificate waived by the court. Date: April 16, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2009 NAME CHANGE NOTICE PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Nazario Munoz and Josefina Vazquez, 403 36th Street, Richmond, CA 94805 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Nazario Munoz and Josefina Vazquez FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-0657 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Nazario Munoz and Josefina Vazquez filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Byran Munoz to Proposed Name: Bryan Munoz Vazquez 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: 6/22/09 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 Date: April 22, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: May 8, 15, 22, 29, 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

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 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 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002887-00 The name of the business (es): Emerald Technology Solutions Located at: 4634 Ellis Court In: Antioch, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Gary Connolly and Gwendolyn Connolly, 4634 Ellis Court, Antioch, CA 94531. This business is conducted by: a Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: . Signature of registrant: Gwendolyn Connolly This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 22, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: April 22, 2014 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish: May 8, 15, 22, 29, 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 TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0073071 Title Order No. 08-8270669 Investor/Insurer No. APN No. 055-260-010-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/26/- 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: JAIME VELASCO, AND DOLORES VELASCO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 01/26/2006 and recorded 02/01/- 06,

as Instrument No. 2006- 0033866-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 05/21/2009 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: 1221 ROCKSPRING WAY, ANTIOCH, CA, 945318354. 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 $475,286.12. 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/- 12/2008 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# 3081309 05/01/2009, 05/- 08/2009, 05/15/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: May 1, 8, 15, 2009

372-7798 DATE: APRIL 20, 2009 Clerk, by: J. Myovich, Deputy NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served as an individual defendant. LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF LAND THAT IS THE SUBJECT OF THE ACTION ENTITLED” BYRON MAIN STREET PROPERTIES, LLC v. ANNIE MEINKEN, ET AL,” CONTRA COSTA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT ACTION NO. C 09-00774 TRACT ONE: PORTION OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 3 EAST, MOUNT DIABLO BASE AND MERIDIAN, IN THE COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, STATE OF CALIFORNIA DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A 3/4 INCH IRON PIPE AS DESCRIBED IN BOOK 858 OF DEEDS AT PAGE 249 OF RECORDS OF CONTRA COSTA COUNTY ON THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF MAIN STREET OF THE TOWN OF BYRON, WHICH PIPE BEARS SOUTH 37? 26 ‘ EAST, 367.85 FEET ALONG SAID SOUTHWESTERLY LINE FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST LINE OF THE COUNTY ROAD RUNNING ALONG THE LINE COMMON TO SECTIONS 3 AMD 4; THENCE SOUTH 52? 34’ WEST; 128.55 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE AS DESCRIBED IN SAID BOOK 858 OF DEEDS AT PAGE 249; THENCE NORTHWEST 4.66 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF PARCEL DESCRIBED IN BOOK 462 OF DEEDS AT PAGE 187 OF RECORDS OF CONTRA COSTA COUNTY; THENCE SOUTH 54? 31’ 30” WEST, 125 FEET ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID BOOK 462 OF DEEDS PAGE 187 TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER THEREOF; THENCE NORTH 52? 34’ EAST, 5.46 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING ON THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF SAID MAIN STREET. TRACT TWO: PORTION OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 3 EAST, MOUNT DIABLO BASE AND MERIDIAN IN THE COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, STATE OF CALIFORNIA DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN DEED FROM HENRY WILKENING TO THEODOR FRANKLIN PHELPS RECORDED IN BOOK 37 OF DEEDS AT PAGE 11, ALSO LOT FORMERLY OWNED BY JAMES AGLAR AND SOLD TO F. FRANKS IN 1902, RECORDED IN BOOK 96 OF DEEDS AT PAGE 165; THENCE NORTHEAST PERPENDICULAR TO THE RAILROAD NORTH 54? 31 ‘ 30” EAST, 3.24 FEET TO THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF MAIN STREET AS IT EXISTS THIS DATE (2/20/- 2009); THENCE SOUTH 37? 26’ 00” EAST, 65 FEET ALONG SAID MAIN STREET WESTERLY LINE TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND CONVEYED FROM ESTATE OF JOHN LUCAS FRERICHS TO MARY B. CHAIM AND RECORDED APRIL 12, 1946 IN BOOK 898 OF DEEDS AT PAGE 333; THENCE SOUTH 54? 31’ 30” WEST, 5.5 FEET ALONG THE EASTERLY EXTENSION OF THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF THE PARCEL CONVEYED FROM ANDREW FRAGULIA AND MARY FRAGULIA HIS WIFE TO LOUIS FRAGULIA AND ANDREW FRAGULIA, JR. RECORDED IN BOOK 462 OF DEEDS AT PAGE 187 TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID DEED; THENCE NORTH 35? 28’ 30” WEST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF LAST SAID DESCRIPTION 65.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TRACT ONE AND TRACT TWO ARE COMMONLY KNOWN AS A PORTION OF CONTRA COSTA COUNTY ASSESSOR PARCEL 002 090 015 AND ARE ALSO KNOWN AS A PORTION OF 3882 MAIN STREET, BYRON, CA. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: May, 1, 8, 15, 22, 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 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 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-190059-C Loan No. 0359491727 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/17/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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: KEITH NGUYEN, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded 1/26/2007 as Instrument No. 20070025269- 00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:5/29/2009 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: 2654 TORREY PINES DR BRENTWOOD, California 94513- 0000 APN #: 007-390-028 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $616,899.97, 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: 5/- 1/2009 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3060587 05/- 08/2009, 05/15/2009, 05/22/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: May 8, 15, 22, 2009 BETHEL ISLAND MUNICIPAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Bethel Island Municipal Improvement District will, on May 21, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, at the BIMID Hall, 3085 Stone Road, Bethel Island, CA, hold a public hearing to consider amending Ordinance 6 (Relating to Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act). The amendment would entirely rewrite the procedures of the District for implementing the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and change the title of the Ordinance. The above is a summary of the proposed amendment. A reading of the entire proposed amendment may be necessary in order to obtain a full understanding of all of the proposed changes. Copies of the proposed amendment are on file and open for inspection at the District’ s Office located at 3085 Stone Road, Bethel Island, CA 94511. The proposed amendment itself may be amended by the Board of Directors at the hearing. Dated: April 23, 2009 /s/ Marguerite Lawry, President of the Board of Directors Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: May 1, 8, 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 T.S. No. 09-30006-FF-CA Loan No. 0011175783 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 04/29/2005. 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(s) must be made payable to National Default Servicing Corporation), drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state; will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made in an “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: DAVID RUSSO AND RENEE RUSSO, HUSBAND AND WIFE Duly Appointed Trustee: NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING

CORPORATION Recorded 05/06/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0162282-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California. Date of Sale: 05/28/2009 at 10:00 A.M. Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (Corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $438,613.98 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 5054 SANDMOUND BOULEVARD, OAKLEY, CA 94561 A.P.N.: 032-201-006 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary declares pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5(h}(1} that the borrower has surrendered the property or has delivered the keys to the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent of the mortgagee, trustee or beneficiary. Date: 05/07/2009 NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION 2525 East Camelback Road, Suite 200 Phoenix, AZ 85016 phone 602-264-6101 Sales Line 714-259-7850; as of 6/23/08 714-730-2727 Sales Website: www.ndscorp.com/ sales Nichole Alford, TRUSTEE SALES REPRESENTATIVE ASAP# 3085919 05/08/2009, 05/15/2009, 05/22/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: May 8, 15, 22, 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,

SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: ANNIE MEINKEN, also known as ANN MEINKEN, formerly known as ANNIE WILKENING; THE TESTATE AND INTESTATE SUCCESSORS OF ANNIE MEINKEN, also known as ANN MEINKEN, formerly known as ANNIE WILKENING, BELIEVED TO BE DECEASED, AND ALL PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, OR UNDER SUCH PERSON; J. L. FRERICHS, also known as JOHN LUCAS FRERICHS, also known as J. L. FRERICKS; THE TESTATE AND INTESTATE SUCCESSORS OF J. L. FRERICHS, also known as JOHN LUCAS FRERICHS, also known as J. L. FRERICKS, DECEASED, AND ALL PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, OR UNDER SUCH DECEDENT; HENRY FRERICHS; EMMA J. FRERICHS; BERTHA McGEE; IDA ENTELMAN; ALL PERSONS UNKNOWN CLAIMING ANY LEGAL OR EQUITABLE RIGHT, TITLE, ESTATE, LIEN, OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT ADVERSE TO PLAINTIFF’S TITLE, OR ANY CLOUD ON PLAINTIFF’S TITLE THERETO; DOE 2 THROUGH DOE 20, INCLUSIVE; BERTA McGEE (formerly DOE 1); YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: BYRON MAIN STREET PROPERTIES, LLC CASE NUMBER: C 09-00774 You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ - selfhelp) your county law library or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you maylose the case by default and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org) the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ - selfhelp) or by contacting your local court or county bar association. CASE NUMBER: C 09-00774 The name and address of the court is: SUPERIOR COURT, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, 725 COURT STREET, P.O. BOX 911, MARTINEZ, CA 94553 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’ s attorney, or the plaintiff without an attorney, is: DAVID R. FISCHER, ESQ.; LAW OFFICE OF DAVID R. FISCHER; 1017 GREEN LANE- P.O. BOX 1997, MARTINEZ, CA 94553 (925)

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 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): 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


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-239535-RM Loan # 0022468284 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/30/2007. 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): LUIS VENTURA, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded: 6/19/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0177125-00 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 5/- 21/2009 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: $583,771.72 The purported property address is: 2614 COVELITE WAY ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessors Parcel No. 053-680-027-9 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: 4/29/2009 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# 3081707 05/- 01/2009, 05/08/2009, 05/15/2009 Antioch Press No. 061617 Publish Dates: May 1, 8, 15, 2009

of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. 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 DE154) 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: RAQUEL M. ROGERS, IN PRO PER, 484 SUSIE STREET, OAKLEY, CA 94561 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2009

RIED 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 PROPERTY 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

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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, DEVISEES 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

in Instrument No. 2005-0394456-00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: Robert Turcotte and Crystal Turcotte, Husband and Wife, as Trustor, Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, As Trustee for the registered holders of Bravo Mortgage Asset Trust 2006-1, Bravo Mortgage Asset Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-1, 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 (corner of Main & Court Streets), 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California described as: 1940 CYPRESS COURT, OAKLEY, CA 94561 The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. 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: $423,543.82 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. 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. Requirements of SB1137 have been met pursuant to the Notice of Sale Declaration of record. DATE: April 28, 2009 Elaine Malone Assistant Secretary & Assistant Vice President Aztec Foreclosure Corporation c/o 4665 MacArthur Court, Suite 250 Newport Beach, CA 92660 Phone: (800) 731-0850 or (602) 222-5711 Fax: (847)627-8803 For Trustee’s Sale Information Call 714-730- 2727 www.fidelityasap.com www.aztectrustee.com ASAP# 3075391 05/01/2009, 05/08/- 2009, 05/15/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: May 1, 8, 15, 2009

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# 3071401 05/08/2009, 05/15/- 2009, 05/22/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: May 8, 15, 22, 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) 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 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

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF MANUEL R. DA SILVA, SR. (AKA) MANNY DA SILVA Case Number: P09-00460 1. To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: MANUEL R. DaSILVA, SR.; (AKA) MANNY DaSILVA 2. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: RAQUEL M. ROGERS in the Superior Court of California, County of: Contra Costa 3. The Petition for Probate requests that : RAQUEL M. ROGERS be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. 5. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independant 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 independant administration authority will be granted unless an interested person filed 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: 5/28/09 Time: 9 a.m. Dept: 61Room: 212 b. Address of court: 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553-1201 Branch Name: Probate Department 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 09-30373-FF-CA Loan No. 0000112920 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09/13/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, (cashier’s check(s) must be made payable to National Default Servicing Corporation), drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state; will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made in an “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: DONALD J. HENRIQUES AND DEBORAH A. HENRIQUES, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION Recorded 09/21/- 2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0299505-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California. Date of Sale: 05/22/- 2009 at 10:00 A.M. Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (Corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $417,372.28 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 1530 QUAIL VALLEY RUN, OAKLEY, CA 94561 A.P.N.: 033-280008 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5(b} declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent has either contacted the borrower or tried with due diligence to contact the borrower as required by California Civil Code 2923.5. Date: 04/24/- 2009 NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION 2525 East Camelback Road, Suite 200 Phoenix, AZ 85016 phone 602264-6101 Sales Line 714- 259-7850; as of 6/23/08 714-730- 2727 Sales Website: www.ndscorp.com/sales Nichole Alford, TRUSTEE SALES REPRESENTATIVE ASAP# 3074739 05/01/2009, 05/08/2009, 05/15/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: May 1, 8, 15, 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 MAR-

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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-157278-C Loan No. 0713907907 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/6/2005. 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: VEREMUNDO DIAZ ZESATI AND ESMIDA DIAZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded 7/13/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0211278-00 in Book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:5/ 22/2009 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: 4874 TAWNY COURT OAKLEY, California 94561-0000 APN #: 035332-053 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $359,512.89, 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: 4/30/2009 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Ileanna Petersen, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3059129 05/01/2009, 05/08/- 2009, 05/15/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: May 1, 8, 15, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-157277-C Loan No. 0442618906 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/25/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: JAIRO BUSTOS, A SINGLE MAN Recorded 5/4/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0132412-00 in Book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:5/22/2009 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: 1648 SYCAMORE DRIVE OAKLEY, California 94561 APN #: 032-410- 041 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $395,269.04, 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: 4/30/2009 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-7302727 Ileanna Petersen, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3056831 05/01/2009, 05/08/- 2009, 05/15/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: May 1, 8, 15, 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 12-77342 BFB Title Order No. 090045219- CA-DCI APN 035640-005-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09/28/- 05. 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 05/21/- 09 at 10:00 a.m., Aztec Foreclosure Corporation as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 10/14/05

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-240647-TC Loan # 1006297541 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/21/2005. 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): CYNTHIA C. BODELY, A MARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 7/- 29/2005 as Instrument No. 2005- 0283093-00 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 5/- 28/2009 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: $487,660.23 The purported property address is: 26 WESTMINSTER COURT OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 034-310020 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: 5/6/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 227768CA Loan No. 0665618971 Title Order No. 602112256 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 06/08/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 05/21/- 2009 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 07/01/2004, Book , Page , Instrument 2004-0253924- 00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: ERWIN GIL CAIMOL, AN UNMARRIED MAN AND IVY CAIMOL TOLENTINO, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, BOTH AS JOINT TENNATS, as Trustor, LONG BEACH MORTGAGE COMPANY, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: PARCEL ONE: LOT 105, MAP OF SUBDIVISION 6356, FILED SEPTEMBER 14, 1983 MAP BOOK 273, PAGE 3, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: 1- RIGHTS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM CARL NEWBURY, ET AL, RECORDED NOVEMBER 19, 1964, BOOK 4746, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 284, AS FOLLOWS: ‘’AN UNDIVIDED ONEHALF (1/2) OF ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES, IN, ON, AND UNDER SAID LAND, OR THAT MAY BE PRODUCED, RECOVERED OR SAVED FROM SAID LAND WITH THE RIGHT OF ENTRY ON SAID PROPERTY FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXPLORING, TAKING, REMOVING, DISPOSING, MINING AND OPERATING FOR OIL, GAS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES, AND ALL RIGHTS REASONABLE AND INCIDENT TO SUCH PURPOSES, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ADEQUATE COMPENSATION FOR ANY AND ALL DAMAGE TO LAND, CROPS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON WILL BE PAIR TO GRANTEES, THEIR HEIRS, SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS, IN THE EVENT DAMAGES ARE CAUSED BY THE EXERCISE OF ANY OF THE RIGHTS ABOVE RESERVED.’’ QUITCLAIM DEED FROM NANCY L. NEWBURY, ET AL, RECORDED NOVEMBER 9, 1977, BOOK 8584, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 479, WHICH EMBODIES THE FOLLOWING: ‘’THIS DEED IS GIVEN TO ELIMINATE THE RIGHTS OF THE GRANTOR TO THE SURFACE AND UPPER 500 FEET OF THE SUBSURFACE.’’ 2RIGHTS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM NICOLA SALLUCE, ET UX, RECORDED NOVEMBER 5, 1981, BOOK 10563, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 528, AS FOLLOWS: 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 SAID OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND 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. 3- RIGHTS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM VITO PAVIO, ET UX, RECORDED NOVEMBER 5, 1981, BOOK 10563, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 532, AS FOLLOWS: 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 SAID OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE, AND 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. PARCEL TWO: A NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR USE, REPAIR, DRAINAGE, MAINTENANCE OR IMPROVEMENT OVER THE NORTHERN 5 FEET, RIGHT ANGLE MEASUREMENT, OF LOT 104 OF SAID SUBDIVISION 6356 AND SHOWN ON SAID FILED MAP AND AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS RECORDED SEPTEMBER 14, 1983, BOOK 11432, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 970. Amount of unpaid

balance and other charges: $246,991.79 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 445 ALMONDTREE CIRCLE OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 035-491-024 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: 04-20-2009 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 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3069396 05/01/2009, 05/- 08/2009, 05/15/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: May 1, 8, 15, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-175837-C Loan No. 0307706612 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/4/2006. 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: MARTIN CASTILLO AND MIA DURAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded 5/12/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0150298-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:5/22/2009 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: 5014 PRAIRIE WAY ANTIOCH, CA 94531 APN #: 056-140-035 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $368,692.76, 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 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3049839 05/- 01/2009, 05/08/2009, 05/15/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: May 1, 8, 15, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 230485CA Loan No. 5303434681 Title Order No. 602118334 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/27/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 05/28/- 2009 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 12/30/2005, Book , Page , Instrument 2005-0499033- 00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: MARTIN TELLEZ AND ROSA M TELLEZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. (MERS) SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, AMPRO MORTGAGE A DIVISION OF UNITED FINANCIAL MORTGAGE CORP., IT’S SUCCESSOR AND ASSIGNS, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured

by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 88, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 5500, ‘’ORCHARD PARK UNIT 3’’, FILED NOVEMBER 12, 1980, IN BOOK 247 OF MAPS, PAGES 28 TO 38, INCLUSIVE, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $373,998.71 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1401 WILDCAT WAY OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 035-425-001 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: 05-04-2009 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 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3075630 05/08/2009, 05/15/2009, 05/22/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: May 8, 15, 22, 2009

2001-304943. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $502,921.37 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1304 PORTSMOUTH STREET OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 034-380020 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: 05-05-2009 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 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3080633 05/08/2009, 05/- 15/2009, 05/22/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: May 8, 15, 22, 2009 SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: ERIK RODRIGUEZ; and DOES 1 TO 10 YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: CECILIA LASATER CASE NUMBER: C 08-02097 You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/- selfhelp) your county law library or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you maylose the case by default and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org) the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/- selfhelp) or by contacting your local court or county bar association. CASE NUMBER: C 08-02097 The name and address of the court is: SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’ s attorney, or the plaintiff without an attorney, is: Michael B. Nishiyama, Esq. SBN 077588 Telephone: (925) 776-4500 Fax: (925) 776-4509 PEGNIM & IVANCICH, 3105 Lone Tree Way, Suite A, Antioch, CA 94509 DATE: AUGUST 20, 2008 Clerk, by: J. Myovich, Deputy NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Published: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 430648CA Loan No. 3013160845 Title Order No. 602119161 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 01/08/2007. 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 05/28/- 2009 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 01/19/2007, Book , Page , Instrument 2007-0017567-00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: VARINDER DOSANJH, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of

the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: PARCEL C, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION MS 163- 77, WHICH MAP WAS FILED ON NOVEMBER 4, 1977, IN BOOK 59 OF PARCEL MAPS, AT PAGE 23, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,062,720.69 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1520 CARPENTER ROAD OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 034-020-008 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: 05-04-2009 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259- 7850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECON VEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3077013 05/08/2009, 05/- 15/2009, 05/22/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: May 8, 15, 22, 2009

THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3075964 05/08/2009, 05/- 15/2009, 05/22/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: May 8, 15, 22, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0004130 Title Order No. 09-8-021091 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 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-243579-BL Loan # 100162098 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/1/2005. 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 state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): RYAN D NICHOLS, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded: 12/8/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0472182-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 5/- 28/2009 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: $520,191.84 The purported property address is: 46 Dali Court Oakley, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 033-430- 100 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: 5/7/2009 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# 3073201 05/08/2009, 05/15/- 2009, 05/22/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: May 8, 15, 22, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0008646 Title Order No. 09-8033447 Investor/Insurer No. 176496378 APN No. 034-360- 060-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/12/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N. A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: ALAN RAY JOHNSON, AND MAXINE L JOHNSON, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 07/12/2007 and recorded 07/20/- 07, as Instrument No. 2007- 0210397-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 05/29/2009 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: 10 MOORE CT, OAKLEY, CA, 945616339. 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 $446,699.89. 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: 05/- 03/2009 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# 3063689 05/08/2009, 05/15/- 2009, 05/22/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: May 8, 15, 22, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0002806-00 The name of the business (es): VINYL TECH Located at: 50 CUNHA COURT In: OAKLEY, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): JAKE MICHAEL NEU, 50 CUNHA 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: 4/20/09. Signature of registrant: Jake Neu This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: April 20, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: April 20, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 430369CA Loan No. 0694382664 Title Order No. 602118200YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 05/16/2005. 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 05/28/- 2009 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 05/20/2005, Book , Page , Instrument 2005-0181577- 00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: STEVE NICHOLAS, AN UNMARRIED MAN, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 20, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 8403, FILED JUNE 14, 2002, IN BOOK 443 OF MAPS, PAGE 35 CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS EXCEPTING THEREFROM: ALL OIL, GAS, PETROLEUM, GEOTHERMAL STEAM, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND CHEMICAL GAS NOW OR HEREAFTER FOUND, SITUATED OR LOCATED IN ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED HEREIN LYING MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500’) BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO SLANT DRILL FOR AND REMOVE ALL OR ANY OF SAID GAS, OIL, GASINHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS OR CHEMICAL GAS LYING BELOW A DEPTH OF MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED (500’) BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO GRANT LEASES FOR ALL OR ANY OF SAID PURPOSES, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LANDS OR ANY PORTION THEREOF WITHIN FIVE HUNDRED (500’) VERTICAL DISTANCE BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, AS RESERVED IN THE GRANT DEED FROM SANDY LANE PROPERTIES, LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, A NEVADA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, AS RECORDED OCTOBER 10, 2001, OFFICIAL RECORDS, SERIES NO.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 430709CA Loan No. 3062011261 Title Order No. 602118900 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03/22/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 05/28/- 2009 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 03/29/2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006-0095746- 00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: BRYAN TEDFORD AND, MARIA DEFALCO TEDFORD, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 3, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 8655, FILED APRIL 7, 2003, MAP BOOK 453, PAGE 10, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $533,438.59 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 15 CLARE COURT OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 034-390-003 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: 05-04-2009 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


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ENTERTAINMENT OUT & ABOUT IN EAST COUNTY

Music Friday, May 8 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 9 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.

Sunday, May 10 ‘The Nightingale’ The Contra Costa Children’s Chorus joins maestro Joyce Johnson Hamilton and the symphony in a semi-staged performance of “The Nightingale.” Showtime is 2 p.m. at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. Tickets range from $12-$20. For more information, call 925-943-7469 or visit www. lesherartscenter.org.

Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15 Annual Spring Concert Liberty High School’s choirs perform their

annual Spring Concert, featuring ballads, jazz and selections from Broadway shows, at the Allan E. Jones Performing Arts Center on the Liberty campus in Brentwood at 7:30 p.m. on both nights. The Jenny Lind Award will be announced on Friday night. For more information, call 925-978-6453.

Friday, May 15 Simon & Garfunkel The El Campanil Theatre in Antioch hosts a musical tribute to Simon and Garfunkel at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $15 for youth. For more information, visit www.elcampaniltheatre.com or call 925-757-9500.

Events Saturday, May 9 Art, Wine & Chocolate Fest Twenty local artists, including members of the Discover Art League, hold an art show from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the model homes at Trilogy at the Vineyards in Brentwood. Shea Homes will provide wine and chocolate, and the homes will showcase the artists’ work. For more information, call 925-809-7203.

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.

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. Community Auditions Sand Creek Resurrection Ministries in Brentwood holds community auditions for “West Side Story” for performers to age 82 from 3-4 p.m., and ages 13-20 from 1-3 p.m. Bring sheet music in your key; an accompanist will be provided. For more information, call 925-516-9009.

Sunday, May 17 Garden Tour The Antioch Riverview Garden Club sponsors its annual garden tour from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at eight private home gardens and five Garden Club civic-improvement projects. Tickets are $15 and available at 922 Orchard Lane and 122 South Lake Drive. For more information, call 925-439-4483.

Shows Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9 ‘Cinderella’ Edna Hill Middle School in Brentwood will bring the timeless classic “Cinderella” to the stage at 7 p.m. and at 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday. The production concludes on Saturday, May 16 with performances at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Performances take place in the Bristow Theater on the Edna Hill campus. Tickets are $5.

Saturday, May 9 ‘Annie’ Excelisor Middle School in Byron presents the last two performances of the musical

“Annie” at 2 and 7 p.m. in the Excelisor gymnasium. Tickets are $8 and available at the door. For more information, call 925-634-2128.

Thursday, May 14 Open Mic for May Gabby’s Grind in Brentwood hosts an Open Mic at 6:30 p.m. Bring your own work or the work of another writer. Any subject or style is welcome as long as it’s neither insulting nor abusive. Everyone is welcome to this free event. For more information, call 925-634-6655.

Saturday, May 16 ‘Greater Tuna’ A part-actor and part-quick-change artist duo playing 20 hilarious characters from Tuna, Texas perform at the El Campanil Theatre in Antioch. Showtimes are 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $28 for adults, $25 for seniors and $15 for youth. For more information, visit www. elcampaniltheatre.com or call 925-7579500.

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CALENDAR LOCAL EVENTS & SERVICE CLUBS

Events

Friday, May 8 Golf Tournament Krey Elementary holds its fourth annual golf tournament at Shadow Lakes Golf Club. Tee sponsorships and golfers are welcome. For more information, call Ryan at 925-584-8938 or e-mail agrellar@yahoo.com.

Loma Vista Spring Fling Come join the celebration from 4:30-7:30 p.m. for an evening of fun, festivities and food at the school. All proceeds benefit Loma Vista Elementary School.

Saturday, May 9 Perennial Plant Sale Delta Informal Gardener’s annual Perennial Plant Sale takes place on East Chestnut Street in Brentwood from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Proceeds support the community, scholarships for graduating high school students and books for the library. For more information, visit www. deltainformalgardeners.org.

Special Kids Day The 25th annual Lions Special Kids Day takes place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at De Luna Ranch in Brentwood. Activities are designed for children, adults and families of those with developmental and physical disabilities. This is a free event, but reservations are required. For more information, call 925-516-2506.

Stamp Out Hunger

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.

Oakley Library at 2 p.m. All are welcome to this free event. For more information, call 925625-2400.

Monday, May 11 Rotary Club Golf Tournament The Brentwood Country Club hosts the Rotary Club Golf Tournament, which benefits Rotary and the Brentwood charities it supports. For more information, call 925-813-2699 or visit www.brentwoodcarotary.org/golf.

Tuesday, May 12 Harvest Park Bowl Harvest Park Bowl hosts a fundraiser for Old River Elementary School from 4-6 p.m. Enjoy two hours of unlimited bowling, including shoe rental, for $10. For more information, call 925626-3330.

Antioch Riverview Garden Club Guest speaker Troy McGregar presents a slide show featuring California natives, drought-resistant plants and environmentally friendly garden tips at the Antioch Library at 7 p.m. For more information, call 925-439-4483.

Wednesday, May 13 Spaghetti Feed Bristow Middle School in Brentwood holds its inaugural spaghetti feed from 5-7:30 p.m. The event benefits Relay for Life of Brentwood Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Take-out is available at no extra charge. For more information and tickets, call Lynn at 925-699-9278 or Fran at 925-513-4515.

Food banks across the nation have teamed up with the National Association of Letter Carriers to stamp out hunger. Just leave a donation of non-perishable food by your mailbox prior to the time of your regular mail delivery. For more information, call 800-870-3663 or visit www. bayareahunger.org.

Personal Finances Workshop

Runway Show

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. You may attend this session or the one on May 27. For directions, call 925-8875678 or e-mail volunteer@hospiceeastbay.org.

Rubia Salon & Spa hosts a Hair and Makeup Runway Show at 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Brentwood Community Chest. For more information, call Toni at 925-864-0357.

Team Delta Force DYSL Girls U18 Competitive Soccer Team Delta Force holds its final garage sale fundraiser from 8 a.m.-noon at 101 Prospect Court in Oakley. Proceeds help defray the cost of college showcase tournament fees. Items not sold will be donated to local charities. For more information, call Burt at 925-354-2875.

Gibb Financial Services hosts a free workshop on personal finances at Barnes & Noble in the Slatten Ranch shopping center at 7 p.m. For more information, call 925-978-1053.

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Thursday, May 14 Science Show Yau-Man Chan of “Survivor” fame explores fascinating facts of science past and present at the Oakley Library at 7 p.m. The presentation is part of Oakley’s Science Week. For more information, call 925-625-2400.

Multi-Family Garage Sale

Renaissance Rally

Flip for a Cure holds a garage sale from 8 a.m.2 p.m. at 2921 Dahila Court in Brentwood. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

Excelsior Middle School holds a Mecca Dinner fundraiser to support Renaissance, a partnerships whose mission is to increase academic performance. The $13 meal may be picked up at Discovery Bay Elementary School. Tickets must be purchased by Monday, May 11. For more information, call 925-580-5773.

Day of the Teacher Do you want to be a teacher? If so, visit California State University, East Bay Concord, from 8 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and receive all the information you’ll need to further your career. To register, visit www.concord.sueastbay.edu/ teacherday or call 925-602-6772.

Music for the Little Ones Pam Donkin’s fun, creative and interactive music show helps kids under 3½ build early literacy skills. The event takes place at the Antioch Library from 10:30-11 a.m. The preschoolers’ sing-along and interactive music show runs from 11:30 a.m.-noon. Both events are free. For more information, call 925-757-9224.

Stories from Africa Mary J. Kelly helps students expand their world with her repertoire of African-American folk and fairy tales. The event takes place at the

Delta Newcomers Luncheon The newcomers luncheon takes place at Shirasoni Japanese Restaurant in Brentwood. The cost is $16. For more information, call 925625-5473.

treats and goodie bags. For more information, visit www.btwd.bayareabikes.org/register.

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’ll receive all the training you need. For more information, visit www.guidedogs.com or call Barbara at 925-634-9678.

Girls Basketball Camp The Deer Valley girls basketball team holds a basketball camp for girls in grades 1-12 in June. Visit www.deervalleysports.com to access a camp brochure and registration form. Proceeds benefit the DV girls basketball program. For more information, e-mail lindsaywisely@antioch. k12.ca.us.

Spring Rec Classes The City of Oakley’s spring recreation classes have begun. Among the classes offered are dance, yoga, karate and juggling. For date and times, check the Spring/Summer Recreation Guide, available at the City Hall. For more information, call 925-625-7041.

SeaWolves Swimming and Water Polo Registration for the SeaWolves summer swimming and water polo teams has begun. Visit www.brentwoodseawolves.com for more information. Discounts are available for early registration and payment.

All-star Cheer and Hip-hop 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.

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.

On the Horizon Antioch Military Families and Friends Donations are needed for this valuable organization’s care packages for our troops. Supplies are very low. For more information, visit www. antiochmiltary.com.

Class Reunion Liberty High School’s Class of 1999 holds its 10-year class reunion on Aug. 1. E-mail contact information by Friday, May 15 to libertyhighclassof99@gmail.com and include your full name, street and e-mail address and phone number. Invitations will be mailed after May 15.

A Walk to Remember

Bike to Work Day

A Walk to Remember celebrates the lives of loved ones and raises funds to benefit Hospice of the East Bay. The event is held in the John Muir Amphitheater at the Martinez Marina on Saturday, May 16 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call Peggy at 925-887-5678 or email peggyh@hospiceeastbay.org.

Join thousands of Bay Area residents as they ride their bicycles to work, school or just for recreation. Stop at one or both Brentwood Energizer Stations, located at City Park and Shady Willow Lane, from 7-9 a.m. for beverages, breakfast

A garage sale is held at 505 Maggiore Court in Brentwood from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, May 16. Proceeds support the Xplosion girls soccer team.

Republican Women East Contra Costa Republican Women Federated meet at Nines Restaurant at 11:30 a.m. The guest speaker will be Ward Connerly. For more information and reservations, call 925-634-7826.

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