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Setback for cities: State ends RDAs

January 6, 2012

Money is no object

Parade pals

by Justin Lafferty

When asked what changes they’d make to the community, your neighbors didn’t pull any punches. Page 1B

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The future of several East County projects is up in the air after the California Supreme Court recently ruled that the state government could terminate its cities’ redevelopment agencies and take away their money. In the summer of 2011, Gov. Jerry Brown proposed cutting redevelopment agencies (RDAs) as a way to help balance the state budget. The agencies redirect property taxes from the state back to the agency to fund development, and have historically been used for economic development and to fight blight. Following the governor’s proposed elimination of RDAs, the California League of Cities filed a suit claiming the action was unconstitutional. Shortly before the new year, the Supreme Court upheld a bill that eliminated the RDAs, and struck down a measure that would have let cities pay a “ransom” to keep their redevelopment agencies and any tax revenue that remained.

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f you saw this year’s Tournament of Roses Parade, you might have spotted this floral stallion, part of the Kiwanis International float, decorated with help from some far East County locals. Above from the left are Berdie Forsythe, Key Club advisor for Liberty High School, along with Brentwood Kiwanians Jeff Schults, Kay Wisdom and Richard Wisdom standing in front of the Kiwanis float at the 2012 Rose Parade decorating pavilion. Jeff’s wife Jan was there, too, taking the picture.

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Officials fume over fire report “ They say our operation is adequate because

by Rick Lemyre Staff Writer

A grand jury report stating that fire protection in far East County is “adequate” – despite last year’s closure of two stations – is drawing criticism from local fire officials and residents. “They consider the service adequate, but I don’t know where you can find anyone in the district who thinks that,” said East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) Chief Hugh Henderson. “I haven’t heard that in any of our community meetings.” Due to plummeting property tax revenue and a tax-sharing structure established when fire service in far East County was provided

no one has died.

ECCFPD Board President Kevin Romick mostly by volunteers, the ECCFPD is currently operating at a $2 million annual deficit. The reserves now being used to keep the district afloat will run out in about six months. The district is considering placing a $197-per-parcel property tax on the ballot in June to stave off insolvency. In addition to the two station closures last year, the district has virtually no equipment replacement fund, operates at least two stations with inadequate crew quarters (Station 95 in Bethel Is-

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land has been condemned for toxic mold), and runs two of its six engines with two firefighters instead of the industry standard three. According to the report, however, “The Grand Jury has validated that the level of service provided with the current operating structure meets the needs of the residents of the District. There has been no loss of life or property directly attributable to the service levels provided through the current operating structure. … From a quality of ser-

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vice point of view, the current operating structure is adequate.” “They say our operation is adequate because no one has died,” said ECCFPD Board President Kevin Romick. “This is a politically motivated witch hunt to prove the property tax wasn’t necessary. Why don’t they rely on previous (2008) Grand Jury findings, or the county’s Municipal Service Review, or the 2006 Citigate report?” Romick said. Each of those reports examined the ECCFPD and concluded that staff levels were too low and additional tax revenue was needed, even before the recession hit and two of the eight district stations see Fire page 15A

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Brentwood basketball sparkled in the Diamond Division of the statewide West Coast Jamboree. Page 18A Calendar ............................ 15B Classifieds ........................... 9B Cop Logs ............................ 14B East County Life ................ 1B Entertainment ................... 6B Food ...................................... 7B Milestones ........................10A Opinion ..............................14A Sports .................................18A FOR MOVIE TIMES SEE PAGE 5A

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DA: CSD followed Fall guy boosts résumé open meeting laws by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer The Contra Costa District Attorney’s office has ruled that a closed session meeting held in November by the Discovery Bay CSD was in compliance with the Ralph M. Brown Act, despite allegations from a local resident that the board violated the spirit of the law. In a letter to District Attorney Mark Peterson dated Nov. 29, Discovery Bay resident Bill Richardson said he believed the CSD had violated the Brown Act by not disclosing, on the board’s Nov.16 closed session agenda, the name and circumstances of one of the topics discussed. The item was listed only as “Conference with legal counsel – anticipated litigation.” “The Town of Discovery Bay Community Services District has been violating the Brown Act and abusing the requirements for closed sessions on many occasions and in numerous different ways for years,” wrote Richardson. “Based on all of my experience with the CSD … I have no expectation that they will react as they should.” The Brown Act, which applies to city and county government agencies, boards and councils, requires that meetings of public bodies be open and public, and that

the agenda of a closed-session meeting be conveyed to the public either orally or in written form. In the case of the Nov. 16 meeting, Town Attorney Dan Schroeder disclosed the agenda orally prior to the closed session. But for Richardson, Schroeder’s verbal disclosure was not enough. “What possible calamity could befall the CSD if you added the name, issue and date (of the “anticipated litigation” item) to your notice? I suggest, none,” wrote Richardson in his Nov. 16 letter. Peterson disagreed. “Although the description (on the agenda) does not provide the name, date or issue that is the subject of anticipated litigation, the Brown Act does not require it,” wrote Peterson in his Dec.13 response to Richardson. “Similarly, it appears that the announcement made prior to the closed session was also in compliance … therefore, based upon my analysis of the facts and law, the meeting of Nov. 16 was held in compliance with the Brown Act.” Richardson’s complaint to the DA is not his first clash with the town. The outspoken CSD critic has a long history of taking the board to task for what he perceives as Brown Act violations. In 2007 he

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uke Kearney, Brentwood’s resident stunt man, arrived home recently from a stint across the pond where he took home top honors from the Screen Actors Guild for his recent work in the blockbuster “Inception.” Kearney’s latest credits also include Steven Spielberg’s new release “War Horse” and last year’s star-studded sci-fi film “Contagion.”

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World of Discovery opens in Oakley by Samie Hartley Staff Writer

East County offers a plethora of parks offering endless hours of recreation and family fun. Oakley is home to more than 20 parks, but soon the city will be home to East County’s first all-abilities playground. The World of Discovery at Crockett Park opens to the public on Saturday, Jan. 14 following a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. For Antioch resident Ana Chuey, an all-abilities playground is a long-awaited gift, but she’s willing to wait one more week for the grand opening. “I’m so excited,” said Chuey. “I know my kids are going to spend many hours playing there.” Chuey is mother to 9-year-old twins. While her daughter is a typical kid, her son is autistic and often overwhelmed by conventional playgrounds. The World of Discovery, however, will feature cubby areas where kids can crawl into a small tent area to escape the commotion and play quietly in a more comfortable setting. “Going to a regular park can be quite an ordeal because other parents might think my son is being rude because he’s not responding and keeping to himself, but that’s just his autism,” Chuey said. “His type of play is a little different and the average family doesn’t understand that, so it will be nice to be at a park where the other families get it and understand what he’s going through.” The establishment of an all-abilities

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East County’s first all-abilities playground, the World of Discovery at Crockett Park, opens in Oakley on Saturday, Jan. 14. playground has been on Oakley’s wish list for several years. Councilmember Jim Frazier first entered Oakley politics as a city planning commissioner who hoped to bring a playground to Oakley after experiencing the all-abilities playground Matteo’s Dream in Concord. “I saw Matteo’s Dream and was in-

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spired,” said Frazier. “I wanted to find a way to bring that type of playground to Oakley because all kids deserve the opportunity to play and have fun. As a member of the City Council, it’s always been one of my top priorities.” Frazier’s enthusiasm led to a partnership with the YMCA to build a playground

on O’Hara Avenue, but when the local YMCA went bankrupt in 2010, the dreams of an all-abilities playground were crushed. “It was heartbreaking,” Frazier said. “When it happened, the wind was taken out of our sails – but we never lost hope. We knew we could bring this playground to Oakley; we just needed to find the right spot.” But when Frazier learned that the 20year-old play equipment at Crockett Park needed replacement, he suggested that the all-abilities playground be installed at the park, which is already home to basketball and tennis courts, barbecues, benches and picnic tables. By another lucky turn of events, the city had come in under budget on two other park renovation projects, so the leftover funds were allocated to the Crockett Park project. The World of Discovery features a seamless surface, slides, ladders and an array of interactive skill and learning panels to engage children of all abilities. The playground is ADA compliant and provides several wheelchair access points. There are also interactive areas for children who are hearing and visually impaired. “It is going to be such a relief to have a playground like this so close to home,” said Oakley resident Valerie Castaldi, whose son has autism. “It will mean so much for families to have a place to go where all their kids see Discovery page 6A


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Antioch loses dedicated resident by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer

Longtime Antioch resident Dick Straub passed away last month at the age of 69 after a long and fulfilling life. Straub, who was born in Concord and graduated from Pittsburg High in 1960, worked for DuPont for 34 years, retiring as an instrument and electrical technician when the Antioch plant closed in 1998. He is remembered as an ambitious man who never let life get stagnant. Straub’s daughter, Tina DeRita, recalled how her father strived to be constantly active and on the go. Sometimes, that meant taking his orange dune buggy, “Willy,” out for a spin. It meant heading to the Twain Harte cabin built by his grandfather, considered his second home. It meant just spending quality time with his two daughters, Kelly Royse and DeRita, or his grandchildren. “He spent every weekend out and about,” DeRita said. “He was just an adventure seeker. He loved the backroads.” Straub also possessed a love for his country and his city. After attending Diablo Valley College, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1962. While in military service, Straub was stationed at McGuire AFB in New Jersey, Keesler AFB in Mississippi and Thule AFB in Greenland, 750 miles north of the Arctic Circle. He was a life member of the VFW Lodge 6435 in Antioch and a member of the American Legion Post 161.

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The late Dick Straub was always happy to lend his truck – and whatever else was needed – to Antioch cleanup efforts. After retiring from DuPont, Straub was not content to simply relax. He lived in Antioch for more than 40 years and grew to love the city. DeRita said that in response to the image of boarded-up businesses and buildings tagged with graffiti, he contributed to the annual Keep Antioch Beautiful event, hauling trash away in his truck. “He wasn’t one for the limelight, but he really got in there and helped,” said Martha Parsons, Keep Antioch Beautiful organizer and former Antioch councilwoman. “He was a worker. He really cared about how Antioch looked and so he was there all the time at the cleanups.” Volunteers at Keep Antioch Beauti-

ful events receive bright yellow shirts inscribed with the names of businesses that contribute money or supplies. Straub, who donated both time and money, is the only individual – as opposed to business – listed on the back of the shirt he wore proudly to cleanup events. Straub’s involvement didn’t stop with Keep Antioch Beautiful. He was a member of numerous groups, including Take Back Antioch, Neighborhood Watch, Save Mt. Diablo, the Sierra Club and Ducks Unlimited. Additionally, his love for bocce led him to a position as a board member of the Antioch Bocce Federation. see Dedicated page 17A

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School administrators take top honors “Phyllis is so deserving of this award,� said Grant. “Every day she provides nutritious meals to over 8,300 children in our district. It’s a huge job.� Two of this year’s honorees represent the Oakley Union Elementary School District: Anne Allen, from curriculum and instruction, and Roger Macdonald, middle grades principal. “I’m incredibly proud of both Roger and Anne for their tireless dedication to the district and its students,� said Oakley Superintendent Rick Rogers. “Roger is an incredible instructional leader who always places the needs of his students first, and Anne is absolutely one of the best, most competent professionals I have ever had the pleasure to work with. They are both extremely deserving.� According to Bryon Union School District Superintendent Ken Jacopetti, confidential employee Bev Nicolaisen – having served the district for more than 30 years – is a perfect choice for this year’s award. “I can’t think of anyone who is more deserving of this award than Bev,�

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Education leaders throughout East County made the grade recently with the announcement of the 2012 Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) awards. This year’s Delta Charter winners – from the Pittsburg, Antioch, Oakley, Liberty, Byron, Brentwood and Knightsen school districts – run the gamut from office administrator to district superintendent. Merrill Grant, superintendent of the Brentwood Union School District, considered the award a high honor. “It’s nice to be recognized by your peers, and I am just so pleased to be included,� said Grant. “It’s an individual award but it’s also a team award because we’ve all worked so hard together to keep the focus on the students and the classroom.� Grant also shone the spotlight on Phyllis Thiverge, the Brentwood district’s classified leader for 2012. Thiverge works in the district’s Food Services Division.

Discovery from page 4A can play together. Going to a park with a special-needs child can be a stressful experience, but this park is going to change everything. Kids of all ages and abilities will be able to play side by side. It’s a dream come true.� Frazier’s wife, Janet, is also an avid supporter of special needs children. “This is a place for families,� she said.

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said Jacopetti. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In a small district like ours she really takes on so many responsibilities and truly serves as my right hand. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very classy, professional lady. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say enough about her.â&#x20AC;? The annual honor recognizes professional administrators in 19 regions throughout the state, including Region 6, which encompasses Contra Costa and Alameda counties. Nominated by their peers, the honorees are recognized for their exemplary commitment to education. Region 6 comprises 21 charters, including the Delta Charter. The 2012 honorees are: â&#x20AC;˘ Anne Allen, head of curriculum and instruction, Oakley Union School District â&#x20AC;˘ Eileen Alterman, confidential employee, Antioch Unified School District â&#x20AC;˘ Pat Boss, central office administrator, Liberty Union School District â&#x20AC;˘ Dorothy Epps, personnel human resources, Pittsburg Unified School District â&#x20AC;˘ Amy Farias, continuation and educational options, Antioch Unified School District

â&#x20AC;˘ Erik Faulkner, secondary principal, Liberty Union High School District â&#x20AC;˘ Merrill Grant, superintendent, Brentwood Union School District â&#x20AC;˘ Roger Macdonald, middle grades principal, Oakley Elementary Union School District â&#x20AC;˘ Bev Nicolaisen, confidential employee, Byron Union School District â&#x20AC;˘ Enrique Palacios, business services, Pittsburg Unified School District â&#x20AC;˘ Essence J. Phillips, elementary principal, Antioch Unified School District â&#x20AC;˘ Phyllis Thiverge, classified leader, Brentwood Union School District Established in 1971, ACSA is the largest organization of school administrators in the nation, serving more than 16,000 education leaders. The organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal is to support the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s administrators and champion public education. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s honorees will be recognized at an awards dinner on March 8 at the Lone Tree Golf Course in Antioch. For more information on ACSA, visit www.acsa.org. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

play, and this park will foster that family connection so that kids will be able to play with their special-needs siblings who normally sit on the sidelines. Now everyone can be out there having fun.â&#x20AC;? Crockett Park is located at 4150 Richards Way. For more information, call 925-625-7007. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Opportunity knocks The El Campanil Theatre in Antioch recently hosted a special graduation ceremony for 13 talented Contra Costa County residents. In addition to celebrating the holiday season, Opportunity Junction’s “Class 36” celebrated the completion of an intensive three months of full-time job placement and training. The graduates spoke of the commitment it took, not only by themselves but by their spouses, children, parents and friends – many of whom were in the audience – to run the gauntlet of the rigorous program. They recognized it as a life-changing opportunity. Founded in 1999, Opportunity Junction is a nonprofit organization in Antioch providing education and career training for qualified Contra Costa residents. Its mission is to fight poverty by helping low-income adults gain the skills and confidence to support themselves and their families. Supported by community partnerships, grants, in-kind donations, pro-bono services and donations from the public, Opportunity Junction’s Job Training and Placement program combines technology training, personal development and real-world experience. Alumni are followed for at least 18 months and offered services including career counsel-

ing and mentoring on an ongoing basis. According to Executive Director Alissa Friedman, “There is a tremendous need for workers today to have strong technology and workplace skills. Without education, experience and stability, many residents in Contra Costa County struggle to secure a job that can meet their basic needs.” The graduates return to Opportunity Junction in 2012 to commence up to four months of paid internships using the skills introduced during training – that is, if they don’t find a full-time job first. Friedman reminds potential employers that unlike staffing firms, Opportunity Junction’s Temp-to-Hire program has no conversion fees. Employers should contact her to find out if their organization or agency qualifies for tax credits. Those who missed the graduation ceremony can view it on CCTV (Comcast channel 27, Astound channel 32 and AT&T Uverse channel 99) Monday, Jan. 9 at 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 2 p.m.; and Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. For information about Opportunity Junction’s programs and services, visit www.opportunityjunction.org, call Friedman at 925-776-1133 or e-mail alissa@ opportunityjunction.org.

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hone their skills and work on personal goals. Subjects, demonstrations and individual help will be tailored to the students’ interests. A list of suggested supplies is available on the instructor’s website, www.nancyteachesart.com. Spring and Summer classes for adults will include drawing, watercolor and art skills for teachers and parents. The fee for the acrylic painting class is $64.30 for Brentwood residents; $70.70 for non-residents. For more information and to register, call 925-516-5444 or visit www. ci.brentwood.ca.us/emotion.

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Three grandchildren in one month Oakley residents Tom and Sharon Finerty recently became grandparents for the first time in September. Son Ryan and his wife, Stephanie, welcomed Nicholas Ryan Finerty on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7:20 p.m. He weighed in at 7 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 21 inches. Nicholas, however, was just the first new special bundle of joy. Next came the twin girls, born to daughter Rebecca and her husband, Christopher Haywod, on Tuesday, Oct. 25. Zoe Ann arrived first, at 2:48 p.m., weighing 4 pounds, 4 ounces. Then came Kaylee Rose at 3:06, weighing 4 pounds, 8 ounces. Both measured 17 inches. They came six weeks early, but are doing very well. They are both precious little miracles.

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Centenary celebrated A party attended by a multitude of friends and family was recently held in honor of Perry Davis, who turned 100 in December. Perry is still mentally as sharp as a tack. He uses the computer, walks several miles a day and lives independently. Happy birthday, Perry!


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OBITUARIES Douglas W. Neely June 5, 1958-Dec. 25, 2011 Antioch resident Doug Neely passed away Christmas Day from sarcoma cancer; he was diagnosed in late November. Doug touched many lives NEELY with his spirit and kindness. He was often described as a gentle giant and was very soft spoken. He was always there to support family and friends with a caring heart. Born in Bellflower, Calif., Doug spent much of his younger years in Big Bear. He moved to the Bay Area in 1972 and graduated from Mt. Diablo High School in 1976. In his early years, he was a baker for La Petite Boulangerie. He drove for Coors of Contra Costa; he loved driving and the one-on-one contact with his clients. Doug loved sports! He was a huge Raiders fan. The year the Raiders came back from Los Angeles, he tattooed his arm with the Raiders emblem. He was a big A’s fan, too; we have tons of fond memories from attending the games. And let us not forget NASCAR. After several lessons from Marian, Doug became an avid striped bass fisherman. He also loved black bass fishing with Dennis. He was very patriotic, loved his country and bald eagles. His love for his pets was immeasurable. Doug is survived by his loving wife, Marian; mother, Dee; brother, Frank; his mother- and father-in-law, Vickie and Bob; sister- and brother-in-law, Francine and George; half-brothers, Bobby and Troy; half-sister, Judy; step brothers and sisters, Robert, David, Debbie and Sharon; and many loving uncles, aunts and cousins. His generous, kind and loving sprit will be missed by all who knew him. Friends and family are invited to attend the visitation at Higgins Chapel in Antioch on Friday, Jan. 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow. The burial takes place at Oak View Cemetery. Raiders attire is welcome. For flowers and messages, please visit the website, www. higginsmortuary.com. Shirley Barbara Ramos Brentwood resident Shirley Barbara Ramos, 83, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 8. Born April 12, 1928 in San Francisco to Edward and Eudora Greene, Shirley worked for Kellogg’s for 30 years, retiring in 1987. She loved spending time with her family and friends, and loved to dance and play Yahtzee with her grandkids. Shirley is survived by her children, Edward and Marlene Ramos, Steven Ramos, and Penny and Bruce Rennie; her grandchildren, Aaron, Dustin, Adam, Lindsey, Melissa, Eric, Christopher and Taylor; five great-grandchildren; her sis-

ters, Georgiana, Beverly and Frances; and all her kidlins she’s adopted throughout the years. A memorial serviced was held in Shirley’s honor RAMOS on Friday, Dec. 16 at First Baptist Church in Stockton. Although Shirley is gone, she will never be forgotten.

In Loving Memory DONALD “RYAN” HAYNES JAN. 7, 1986-JAN. 6, 2011 FOREVER MISSED. FOREVER LOVED.


Top 10 Reasons You Should See a Bankruptcy Attorney by Joan Grimes, Esq. These are difficult times and it is easy to ignore the signs of trouble when you are overloaded with trying to find a job, keep a job and raising children. So, to help you sort out the kind of trouble which warrants a visit to a bankruptcy attorney, here is my Top 10 reasons you should be seeing a Bankruptcy Attorney in the near future. 10. People are taking pictures of your house and it is not because they love your yard. 9. You are contemplating taking money from your retirement account and you are not retired. 8. You have taken money from your retirement account and you are not retired. 7. You know all your creditors by their caller ID numbers. 6. You cannot pay off your credit cards in full in the next 12 months and continue to eat. 5. You go to get in your car and it is gone. 4. You have run out of relatives willing to lend you money. 3. Your wages are being garnished or your bank account has been levied. 2. You have a line of credit or junior deed of trust on your home that does not attach to any equity (i.e. the balance on the 1st loan is greater than the current fair market value of the house). 40% of all homes with lines of credit fall into this category. DRUM ROLL PLEASE, 1. You are actually contemplating moving in with your mother in law.

If any of the above things are happening to you or have happened to you, it is time to see a bankruptcy attorney. You did not make this economic meltdown, but you can make the CHOICE to stop letting it control your life. The real estate speculation game is over for now. The Banks won this round, but don’t let them continue to dictate your life. Cut your losses now and leave the casino i.e. the house/car/ motor home that is worth less than you owe on it. Reclaim your financial future. Save cash for your retirement. It is much easier to buy food with cash than sheet rock. There is not going to be any principal or long term payment reduction on home loans. The Banks are protected by this government and until that changes ….never, consumers must stop giving all the cards to the Banks. Cash is King. If you don’t have the money to buy something outright, wait until you do. The lenders have no problem doing what is in their best interest and you should not either. I see people every day for a 30 minute FREE consultation at my offices in Walnut Creek, Antioch and Brentwood. WE ARE A DEBT RELIEF AGENCY. WE HELP PEOPLE FILE BANKRUPTCY RELIEF UNDER THE BANKRUPTCY CODE. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT PROVIDED AS LEGAL ADVICE AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON IN MAKING ANY DECISION REGARDING A SHORT SALE OR FORECLOSURE. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR OBTAINING TAX & LEGAL ADVICE REGARDING AN INDIVIDUAL SITUATION. GRIMESBKLAW.COM PHONE 925-323-7772 © 2011 Joan Grimes – Advertisement


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Editor: In 2005 I was looking for a way to get involved in the Brentwood community, and Greg Robinson introduced me to the Rotary Club. From the very first meeting I was hooked on the Rotary experience and embraced the Rotary motto of Service Above Self with all my heart. My second year as a member of Rotary I became a program chair on the board of directors and in my fourth year I was club president. Rotarians can be seen at several local fundraising events during the year. Whenever there is a need for a pancake breakfast or barbecuing, Rotarians can be found manning their commercial grills and serving up food. Some local events that Rotary prepares pancakes for are Relay for Life, BUSD Runs for Funds, and Heritage High School Bands Breakfast with Santa, to name just a few. In addition, Rotary does the cooking for the annual Historical Society BBQ at the museum. The Brentwood Community Chest this year gave food and gifts to over 500 families. Rotarians could be found mixing pancake batter, flipping pancakes or just keeping the syrup flowing. We served every recipient or volunteer who came through the line. On that day we prepared and served over 1,500 pancakes. I had the privilege of sharing this experience with my daughter Kaitlyn and showing her the joys of community service. It is something I hope she carries with her throughout her life. Every year more and more people come out to volunteer at the Brentwood Community Chest. It is amazing to me all the people who truly want to help. It warms my heart to know I live in a community that also lives by the Rotary motto of Service Above Self. I am proud to be a Rotarian and resident of Brentwood! Theresa Coffman Brentwood

Editor: The upcoming California Parks & Recreation Commission meeting in Brentwood on Friday, Jan. 27 is good economic news. Our community needs jobs, jobs, jobs. Moving the John Marsh property General Plan process one step further is an economic move in the right direction. This largest state historic park in California will bring construction, tourism, ecology and education jobs and dollars to our community. Restoration of the John Marsh house will draw people to spend money locally as Aldenwood historic farm does in Fremont. Opening this state park will economically do more for our area since Balfour Guthrie bought the Marsh Rancho in the 1910s. The park is not a short-term job fix, but we need to build job opportunities for our future. Shirley Diethelm Antioch

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Keep Brentwood a City of Distinction Editor: On Dec. 20, Planning Commission Chairman Weber seemed content that all Brentwood needs for its seven zoning districts is design control. He was the dissenting vote to impose at the very least Conditional Use Permit parameters for any business seeking to operate in Brentwood above 75,000 square feet. Again, the vision of Brentwood as a city of distinction is being undermined by an appointed official. The residents of Brentwood have conveyed their desires loud and clear by more than 500 signatures in two weeks, a special City Council meeting and now a Planning Commission meeting – we want more control in the retail establishments that seek a Brentwood address. Developer/broker Sechser implied if you demand stricter requirements for new businesses, they will be scared away – gee, that’s a shame. With The Streets of Brentwood 97-percent leased and generating over $5 million a year in sales tax revenue, and new retail in the Winco and Shops at Fairview centers, Brentwood still has the ability to be very selective in future retail development. Why not take the most control, then scale back as necessary? This is the way most of us conduct our lives as well – it’s just common sense, a character trait seemingly lacking in city management. By the way, what happened to the emphasis on business in Brentwood that can actually generate a household-sustaining income? Yes, as Alex Greenwood opined, Brentwood has room for more retail tax revenue, but at what expense, creating another Pittsburg/ Antioch?

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The murky waters of Prop 218 Editor: Public officials and the media are flooding the news with hype on the urgent needs of the Delta as a prelude to the Prop 218 election. Still, vital questions are left unanswered on this new property-related fee that will be imposed throughout Contra Costa County. 1. The Delta is bounded by Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin and Solano. Is the Delta cleanup shared by counties who equally benefit from these waters? Or is Contra Costa dirtier than others? According to an environmental justice case study: “Since 1989, there have been 35 major industrial accidents in Contra Costa County, California. This makes it one of the most dangerous places to live in the nation. In fact, between 1989 and 1995, there were over 1,900 different incidents reported in the county, making it the eleventh worst area in the entire United States with regard to toxic accidents” (www.umich.edu/~snre492/sherman. html). How much of the Delta’s problem was caused by the 2008 Discovery Bay and 2009 Richmond sewage spills or the toxic leaks and gas releases from industries on the rim of our county, which all eventually end up in the water? 2. Contra Costa collects $14 million for stormwater yearly. The clean water fee could possibly increase funds by 50 percent with no promise to build new or repair existing infrastructure. Are we splashing more money for the same purpose to continue the same solutions that apparently have failed despite a $14 million budget? Is there an assurance that the $14 million will not be diverted for other uses such as salary increases and OPEB liabilities as restricted money from the new source comes in? 3. The clean water fee apparently is a parcel tax in disguise. The amount charged will be imposed on the parcel/ person as an incident of property ownership. The charade to use the word “fee” rather than “tax” apparently justifies the special election process adopted for the Clean Water Initiative. This fee passes on a majority vote rather than the 2/3 voter approval required to impose a parcel tax. Additionally, many strategies to sneak through a parcel tax in a stealth

election are being utilized – expensive consultant, informational campaign paid by public resources, scare tactics by politicians and media, simple friendly sound bites that “it is only a few dollars” while embarrassing the opposition as cheapskate, scheduling a quick and probable low turnout but expensive election by mail in April despite 2012 being an election year. If Prop 218 is as good as the glossy flyers allege, why engage in deception? Finally, watch the next election and connect the dots from known industrial offenders to the well-oiled campaign coffers of politicians supporting Prop 218. Cynthia Ruehlig Antioch

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Setback from page 1A “It was the worst-case scenario,” said Oakley City Manager Bryan Montgomery. “I was surprised that they undid it all.” Antioch planned to pay $3.1 million, Brentwood $2.7 million and Oakley roughly $1.5 million to keep their RDAs. Altogether, California will reap about $1.7 billion from its roughly 400 redevelopment agencies statewide. The agencies will dissolve on Feb. 1. On May 1, the state will establish oversight committees to study redevelopment assets and on July 1, auditors from the state controller’s office will start examining every redevelopment agency in California. The Supreme Court’s decision strikes a major blow to cities’ ability to build and develop properties in the future. According to Brentwood Finance Director Pam Ehler, Brentwood’s downtown revitalization was paid for largely with redevelopment money. The city is now scrambling for ways to afford improvements on Brentwood Boulevard, which will soon likely be transferred from CalTrans after the Highway 4 designation is permanently assigned to the Bypass. Ehler estimated that the Brent-

Fire from page 1A were closed. The report says the district should also consider reducing firefighter retirement benefits as a cost-saving measure. Henderson could not say whether those benefits were being discussed because the contract with firefighters’ union Local 1230 expired last November, and the ongoing negotiations are confidential. He noted, however, that ECCFPD wages are already 40 to 60 percent lower than elsewhere in the county. Romick also took issue with the report’s recommendations, including that the board consider other service models and how much is needed to maintain them. Romick said the board has already discussed paid-on-call staffing as well as annexation to the county’s

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wood Boulevard project will cost $25-$40 million. She also noted that plans for a second downtown parking structure would likely be nixed, and that over the remaining life of Brentwood’s redevelopment agency (which was scheduled to end in 2036) the city will miss roughly $135 million. “We will have to come up with another means of financing long-term projects such as Brentwood Boulevard,” Ehler said. “We were hoping that it would be paid mainly by redevelopment.” Montgomery noted that Oakley would probably use money saved from the “ransom” payment, federal dollars, cash from the general fund and other sources such as the gas tax to pay for its current two major developments. They include renovation of the shopping center across from its City Hall, and a revitalization of Main Street similar to what Brentwood intends for its namesake thoroughfare. Oakley established redevelopment agencies for two areas: a large sector south of Main Street (the agency ending in 2039) and a sector north of Main Street near Bridgehead Road and two sectors south of Main

Street (the agency ending in 2046). Montgomery and other city officials are still analyzing what the court’s decision means for Oakley. He noted that the city stands to lose millions in property tax dollars over the life of their agencies. While property taxes throughout East County have been falling, Oakley is losing out on potential revenue when the economy bounces back. “We’re fortunate we spent when we could,” Montgomery said. “I have a feeling that the legislature will do the right thing. They already did once. I hope it just happens sooner than later.” While Antioch hasn’t planned any developments with redevelopment agency money, City Manager Jim Jakel said the court’s decision kills his city’s ability to do anything in the future. In the past, redevelopment money helped pay for the police station, City Hall, other Rivertown improvements and low-income rent subsidies and housing such as the recently approved Tabora Gardens Senior Housing complex. While the Tabora Gardens project is safe, similar projects will likely be impossible in Antioch. In the current fiscal year, Antioch’s redevelopment agency controlled roughly $4.8

million in assets, but the state will not get that full amount. “The real change is that there are no new projects,” Jakel said. “It halts future redevelopment process.” Throughout 2011, local governments across California attempted to transfer properties from redevelopment agencies to cities as a means of keeping whatever they could in the wake of the governor’s proposed elimination of RDAs. In Antioch, city officials were in the process of transferring the historic Roswell Butler Hard House from its redevelopment agency to the city and then to a local nonprofit group that plans to restore it. That process, said Jakel, is now on hold. Any property transferred after Jan. 1, 2011 is subject to review by state auditors, who could negate the handoff and sell off the property. Jakel believes the transfer to the Friends of the Hard House is safe, since the state is mainly looking for cases of cities dodging taxes. Properties formerly owned by redevelopment agencies not reviewed or approved by auditors will fall under control of their cities. “It’s sad for the state,” Ehler said. “We have worked so diligently to not be wasteful – and do what you’re supposed to.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

ConFire district, and revised the plan for seeking a tax increase several times already under the various scenarios. “These numbers weren’t just pulled out of the sky,” Romick said. “A great deal of work went into this. We started at $97, then $187, just to provide a stopgap measure. The public said, ‘We don’t want a stopgap measure; we want the problem fixed.’ So we’re at the $197.” The report also calls for the district to consider getting a proposal from the state’s CalFire, an idea considered in 2006 but rejected in part because it meant transferring control of the district to the state, Romick said. “We’ve seen the state in action,” he said. “The whole budget process in the state is

messed up.” The report also recommends that the district develop a plan of what it will do in the event a tax is requested and rejected. That, Romick said, has also been done and made public. “It should be sufficient to say we’ll be running on three stations and with half the

crew,” he said. Henderson said a detailed response to the Grand Jury report is being developed, and will be discussed at the next fire board meeting, to be held next Monday, Jan. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Oakley City Council Chambers, 3231 Main St. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Most of us know someone or a friend of someone who has gone through the devastating emotional and financial hardship when a loved one has passed away without proper estate planning. Wouldn’t you sleep better at night knowing you won’t have to place your family in that predicament when you overcome your estate planning procrastination? We all know it’s easy to avoid things that are unpleasant, stressful, a lot of work, or expensive. Yet, we all know that death is unavoidable and that we should get our affairs in order to prepare for it and to ensure our families are protected. If we don’t prepare, the burden of the unpleasantness, stress, workload, and expense will be much greater and all beared by your loved ones. EXCUSES, EXCUSES - we all have them and I am sure we all can justify and rationalize a “reason” why we procrastinate. Take these rational excuses as examples to why someone has not set up their estate plan yet: Excuse: “We don’t have time, because we are getting ready to do some traveling.” Answer: Ironically, most people spend more time packing their luggage, than they do making proper estate plans. And in the worst case scenario... what if something happens during the flight? Excuse: “My son can’t get away from work to come with me for an initial consultation.” Answer: Well, if you wait until you are incapacitated or dead, your son can take off work to sort through your assets, squabble with his siblings, hire an attorney and develop an almost first-name relationship with the probate judge. Excuse: I am not really getting along with

my family and have no idea who I would want to raise my kids if something happens to us.” Answer: If you don’t choose someone, then a judge will decide for you, and it may be someone you never would dream of raising your child or it could be a foster home. Excuse: “Since my children all get along, there’s no need to bother with any planning.” Answer: That may be true, but will they know your specific wishes for your home, your bank accounts and your investments, not to mention your heirlooms like the kind over which you and your siblings fought after your parents died? Excuse: “It’s too expensive.” Answer: You have spent a lifetime working hard to build your estate. A small investment now will save potentially tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars in unnecessary probate costs and taxes. What price tag can you put on that kind of peace of mind? So I ask you again. What are YOU waiting for? Take the step and call Amy Alvis at (925) 516-1617 to get your estate plan in order today!

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Freedom soccer star to represent NorCal by Michael Dixon Correspondent

Freedom High freshman Brielynn Tovani was born into soccer. Her parents, Jeff and Traci, met while playing soccer. Her older sister, Mackenzie, is her teammate at Freedom, and younger brothers, Dylan and Mason, also play the sport. But Brielynn doesn’t merely have soccer in her blood. She’s also very good at it. As an eighth-grader, she was selected to represent the Northern California State soccer team. As a freshman, she’s earned a spot on the same team and will join 17 players in Arizona for the Olympic Development Program championships between Jan. 13 and 17. “I’m so happy to be on the state team.” Brielynn said. “I feel proud to have accomplished one of my goals and I’m looking forward to going to Arizona to represent California and play in the Region IV ODP Championships.” Being a part of that team gives

Brielynn the opportunity to play outside California and travel with people outside her family. Despite being only a freshman, she sees the Arizona tournament as an opportunity to get watched by college scouts and coaches. She also sees it as an opportunity to become more independent. Her achievements in soccer have made her mother, Traci, aware that her daughter isn’t dabbling in the “family sport.” “It was what everyone did,” Traci said. “Then last year, she made the state team and traveled to regional camp in Idaho. That’s when I saw that it was more than just something she did because of her mom and dad.” Brielynn’s passion for the sport has kept her interested and driven her to play on elite teams. “I’ve kept such a strong interest in soccer because it’s my life.” she said. “I love that I get to play every day. It just makes me happy. I’ve met some of see Soccer page 20A

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Freedom soccer player Brielynn Tovani will represent Northern California at the Olympic Development Program State Championships this month in Arizona.

Lions, Pats share title at West Coast Jamboree by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer

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DV alum grabs spotlight Deer Valley 2007 graduate Sterling Moore, seen here earlier this year with the Oakland Raiders, started the new year right for the New England Patriots on Sunday. Against the Buffalo Bills, Moore intercepted two passes, running one back 21 yards for a touchdown in a 49-21 victory. “He did a good job of recognizing the route pattern and undercutting the route

or playing the route aggressively and being able to make a good play on the ball, too,” Patriots head coach Bill Belichick told reporters after the game. “They were both tough catches and plays that he anticipated well and made the play on, so it was good.” Moore was added to the Patriots’ active roster from the practice squad on Dec. 23.

Facing girls basketball teams from around the state, Heritage and Liberty recently proved there’s no place like home at the 12th annual West Coast Jamboree. The Patriots and Lions shared the Diamond division title at the recent tournament, which brought more than 150 teams from across the nation to the East Bay. Both squads finished the Diamond schedule, hosted by Liberty, 4-0. The Diamond division switched from a bracket format to a schedule after a few schools dropped out at the last minute. Deer Valley, which this year was downgraded from the Platinum to the Gold division, earned a fifth-place finish. Freedom was named consolation champion after defeating fellow Bay Valley Athletic League squad Antioch 63-48 in the Ruby division. Heritage clinched its share of the title with an easy 49-26 win over Ven-

ice. Junior center Sabrina Engelstad finished with 15 points for the Patriots; junior forward Ali Ramirez contributed 14 points. Venice junior forward Sarah Schemerhorn led the Gondoliers with nine points. “I couldn’t be happier,” said Heritage head coach Dan Swan. “They’re responding; they’re doing what they need to do, and they come ready to play. There’s a lot to love about this team.” Heritage defeated Kingsburg, Ripon and Turlock Christian on its way to the title. While the Patriots breezed through their final game, Liberty sweated out its share of the title. The Lions won a tense 47-46 overtime clash against Fairfield. Liberty held a 24-18 lead at halftime, but the Falcons answered with a strong second half. The Lions surrendered the lead with 21.7 seconds remaining as Fairfield senior guard Alexandra Rama sank two free throws to give her team a 41-39 advantage. see Jamboree page 19A


Jamboree from page 18A A two-pointer from Liberty sophomore guard Julia Covarelli tied it up with 1.7 seconds and send the game to overtime. Senior center Bernadette Fong scored all six of the Lions’ overtime points, finishing with 25 on the night. Senior guard Kaadzie Quaye, who earned her team’s MVP trophy, scored nine. Rama led the Falcons with 17 points. Liberty also defeated Venice, Palm Springs and Kingsburg in Diamond division play. “We’ve come so far, but we also have a lot of work ahead of us to get where we ultimately want to be,” Lions head coach Debbi Weil said. “I’m really proud of them for (coming back). They really were hanging heads late in that fourth quarter, then we had a few things go our way and that helped. Once you get into overtime, it’s a blank slate.” Deer Valley, after years of competing in the West Coast Jamboree’s marquee Platinum division, was bumped one level down to the Gold bracket. Led by first-year head coach Mark Hurtado, the Wolverines were eager to show they were worthy of returning to the top. Deer Valley started strong, defeating View Park in the opening round. After the Wolverines lost to Buena in the next round, they were bumped to the consolation bracket. The team rallied, defeating Vanden 63-37 and Culver City 74-62 to claim fifth place. Against the Culver City Centaurs,

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senior guard Monique Mulder netted a game-high 27 points, earning a spot on the all-tournament team. Senior forward Jenifer Keys and sophomore center Alejandra Cephas each scored 12 for Deer Valley. Senior guard Jade Neal led the Centaurs with 26 points. “The last two days were pretty good,” Hurtado said. “We need to play with a chip on our shoulder this year because we’re used to playing in the Platinum division and we needed to come out and make a statement that we belong in the Platinum division. It needs to come back to Antioch.” Freedom and Antioch, competing in the Ruby division, wanted to show improvment from last season. The Falcons started the tournament with a first-round loss to Encinal; Antioch to College Park. The teams met again in the consolation final, where Freedom emerged with a 63-48 victory. Junior guard Elsa Ross and senior forward Ashawnti Bloodsaw put forth impressive performances in the final game, each scoring 15 points for the Falcons. Senior forward Aujenai Thompson netted 11 and came down with 13 rebounds. Los Angeles’ Windward, MaxPreps’ No. 3 team in the nation, won the Platinum division, which included Bishop O’Dowd, Berkeley and St. Mary’s. Nazareth, from Brooklyn, N.Y., was slated to be the bracket’s top seed, but its head coach’s health problems caused the team to cancel at the last minute.

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Heritage senior Kiah Knox, left, makes a move past a Venice Gondolier player during the West Coast Jamboree. Freedom junior guard Elsa Ross, below, splits two Antioch defenders during the West Coast Jamboree.

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2012 from page 1B and museums. Perhaps Brentwood’s Central Park would be scaled down a bit, but wouldn’t it be a slice of heaven?” In Discovery Bay, it boiled down to two words for many: community center. “I would order that the town purchase the property from the Athletic Club and quit dragging their feet on a community center,” said Shannon Marlin. Anne Ramspott would like to see “a community center so that we could have a place to relate to as a community.” “If I were queen of DB with out money restrictions,” said Cameron Cross, “I would purchase and totally renovate (maybe tear down existing building) the Discovery Bay Athletic Club … This would be a first class facility/property for the community to take great pride in!” Rita Caruso envisions “a skate park, kids zone, more basketball and volleyball courts as well as picnic and camp areas surrounding the Delta. More things for families to do is my ultimate dream for Discovery Bay.” John Capps, on the other hand, would like a bonafide playhouse nearby: “A real performing arts center where touring acts could come entertain the community … Arts are important and we don’t have enough of it here.” Another big favorite was education. Ryann Wyckoff would decree “public education for all – preschool to grad school. Universities are usually the largest employers, too. Keeps people working and learning; everybody continues to advance and we all win!” “I would make more after school/ homework clubs available to all,” saidMaria Montes Ambriz. “So many students fall far behind, need extra help, clarification, one-on-one or small-group instruction.” Some set their sights on providing necessities of life, such as housing. Lori Hostetter said she’d “turn an abandoned building (like a hotel) into a homeless

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Left to the whim of least one “monarch,” Brentwood’s huge new palm trees and city hall would fall victim to defoliation and deconstruction. center, fully staffed.” Checking in from Facebook, Cody FishPerson combined his desire to serve the homeless with a commentary on Brentwood’s new parking structure: “I would also build shelters (instead of parking garages) for the homeless and needy, who truly don’t need

a place to park but a place to live.” Tyler Todd would also look after the homeless, but keep a little motorized fun in the picture. “I would build a shelter for homeless and underprivileged families,” he said. “With the leftover money, I will build a huge indoor Go-Kart track.”

Benefiting the most from Laura Hammond Young’s housing plan would be those who are sick. “Provide free mortgage payments to every family living with a cancer patient. With eight bouts of cancer in my family, I understand the mental drain on families struggling to make it through therapy for themselves or their loved ones. Not worrying about where you live would be a great gift.” Amory Gutierrez would also address health care, but she’s just warming up. “Free, and I mean, free health care premiums for all, with $5 copays for doctor visits and medicine,” she said. She also listed other ideas most folks would like, especially coupon lovers: “Double couponing allowed; free visitor center providing free Internet access and printer usage for coupon printing and job searches and skill training; food bank with the size of a Winco store; and free education for all ages starting at infancy until a master’s degree is achieved. And free ice cream scoops on Mondays and free coffee on Fridays.” Dan Dewitte would take care of the sick by eliminating sickness – and he’d also hack away the weed problem in his neighborhood. “I’d cure cancer and AIDS, make sugar taste bad to fight obesity, and toss anyone in jail who lets dandelions grow in their lawn so they can spread to my lawn.” Public safety is also on the agenda of several of our newly appointed kings and queens. Under Brittney Gougeon, Antioch would continue to work on reducing crime, fully staff police and code enforcement staffs, and bring new business to a revamped Rivertown area. She would also “build one of the largest local volunteer task forces the Bay Area has ever seen! Together we can make a difference in 2012.” Stan Silva said he’d like “a fire desee 2012 page 3B


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partment!” in Discovery Bay. John Jolly agrees, and pinpointed something he’d get rid of: “Stopping the noise from motorcycles on Discovery Bay Boulevard.” With Candi Garlock Akers in charge, things could be better for the animal population: “Spay and neuter every dog and cat in the city for free.” Were Angelo Garcia, Jr. in charge, things would be better for Angelo: “Hire Susan Ward to be my queen.” Some of our new royalty would make it easier to get around. Cindy Marvin Stevens, who we’re guessing travels to Alameda County now and then, would “Turn Highway 4 Bypass into a freeway with absolutely no stops, no lights. Make all (intersections) overpasses all the way to Livermore with a (median) barrier all the way. No more senseless deaths and bad accidents for the community.” Dolores Sadler was also thinking commute, although her solution is more lofty: “I’d install a system of automatic airborne shuttles that could take people directly to work without clogging up Highway 4.” The downtown areas of Antioch, Brentwood and Oakley would all be the subject of royal review. “I’d like to see a bed-and-breakfast open up downtown to help bring people to our beautiful downtown Antioch,” said Lori Lopez. who’d also create a history bus tour of East County to teach tourists – as well as locals – about the community. Helena Deeter would give things a

push in Oakley. “As queen, I would order that downtown be completed at once. I’ve lived in Oakley for nearly 20 years and it’s high time that this downtown gets spruced up. I know it’s getting there, but let’s move it along.” Joey Tipton, though, would like to see Brentwood start over. “If I had no budgetary restrictions in the city of Brentwood I would take a bulldozer first to the palm trees on Second Street and then to the monstrosity they’ve erected at City Park.” At the top of Liliana Aranda’s list is providing jobs. “I would have a lot more community resources in general, like workshops or boot camps for people at risk of losing their jobs, or trying to get back into the workforce,” she said. That’s just what Julee Selders would do, too, plus something for the family pooch thrown in. “I would find a job for every person who needed one, benefits for those who needed them, pay down debt for those unable to … and fake grass at King Dog Park so it can stay open all year ’round.” Damian Daly of Brentwood figures he could make things better (at least for him) not through addition, but subtraction. After all, he reasons, the original question didn’t presuppose he was a benevolent king. “I’d make anyone who moved here after I did go away,” he said. “It’s too crowded. Maybe it’s not fair, but you didn’t say I had to be fair.” Ruth Roberts, Justin Lafferty and Samie Hartley contributed to this story.

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Moving Forward The number one question I’ve received as of late? “Okay, Trevor, so what are we going to do moving into 2012, given this past year?” Now, I don’t have all the answers, but I think you that will find the information interesting. First and foremost, we need to realize and accept that after 2011 our financial markets will never be the same. In the past few years the closest entities that this country had to government-secured agencies, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, were saved from collapse by being placed under the control of that very same body that was supposed to guarantee them. Add to that Bear Stearns being acquired by JPMorgan Chase for a mere two dollars a share back in March of 2010, and the last few years have been dumbfounding. I mean, let’s take a second and reflect on that last fact: when the smoke settled, JP Morgan Chase was able to purchase a major financial institution, one which dates back to 1923, for $223 million dollars...less than the New York Yankees paid to keep the services of one Alex Rodriguez! Now, in retrospect it may be easy to say it was obvious that there were issues, and it may become even easier yet when you realize just how much went wrong, but let us be honest that until disaster occurs, it is not always evident. Putting it in a different way, emergency responses tend to arrive only

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after the patient is already struggling to stay alive. As much as we should be cautious of our inclination to congratulate ourselves after-the-fact for our unknown-at-the-time reaction to events, we can, and most definitely should, walk into 2012 knowing that by throwing the kitchen sink at the problem, we did prevent the last few years from looking like 1930 and another Great Depression. If people contributed to the crisis by stretching themselves too far (people with incomes of $40,000 a year buying $500,000 houses with 0% down, or driving cars that had a capital value greater than their annual income, or receiving three credit card offers every month in the mail touting 0% interest) both monetarily and mentally, it’s safe to say we all as a whole have shared their lesson of not living outside of your means. Right now the mood and perspective as a whole is so incredibly negative that the odds are that both fear and paranoia are way overdone. Could it get any worse? Yes, of course, everything is possible, but I do believe that it is highly unlikely. Truthfully, I think that the odds are very much in favor of us building on the lessons of 2011 and moving forward for a more productive 2012. Not great, but more positive! As always, I welcome all questions and or concerns pertaining to real estate lending on my cell phone, 925.726.1444, or via email, tfreymortgages@yahoo.com. – Advertisement

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0007791-00 The name of the business (es): WG Law Enforcement Consulting and Specialized Services Located at: 6619 Yellowstone Circle, In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Wade A Gomes 6619 Yellowstone 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: Wade A. Gomes. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: Nov 30, 2011 by Joseph Barton, Deputy, Expires 11/30/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 16, 23, 30, 2011 and January 6, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0007966-00 The name of the business (es): Oakley Spice House Located at: 3513 Main Street In: Oakley, CA 94561, Mailing: 50 Puffin Circle, Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Ranbir Singh 50 Puffin Cir., Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Ranbir Singh This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 12, 2011 by C Garcia, Deputy, Expires 12/12/16 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: December 16, 23, 30, 2011 and January 6, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0008204-00 The name of the business (es): Pacific Track Time Located at: 5601 Schooner Loop, In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Ken Casey 5601 Schooner 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 12/23/11. Signature of registrant: Ken Casey. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 23, 2011 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy Expires 12/23/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 20, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0008252-000 The name of the business (es): Quiznos Sub #4491 Located at: 8610 Brentwood Blvd., Suite A In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Christopher Nazir 4603 Le Conte Cir, Antioch, CA 94531. This business is conducted by: an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Christopher Nazir. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 28, 2011 by H. Franklin, Deputy, Expires 12/28/16. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0008145-00 The name of the business (es): Top Cuts Plus Located at: 1145 Second Street In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Tatianna Da Silva 379 Staten Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610. This business is conducted by: an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/11/11. Signature of registrant: Tatianna DaSilva. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 20, 2011 by Elizabeth Gutierrez, Deputy, Expires 12/20/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Chung Yard Maintenance at: 182 W. Trident Dr, Pittsburg, CA 94565. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on 11/FEB/2008 under file number 20080001020 (*)1. Chung Viet Truong 182 W Trident Drive, Pittsburg, CA 94565. This business was conducted by: an individual. Signature of registrant: Chung V Truong. This statement was filed with the S.L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County DEC 27, 2011. By: C Dias, Deputy Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0007975-00 The name of the business (es): LOVES DELTA BREEZE FARM Located at: 3263 Delta Rd., In: 3263 Delta Rd., 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Holly P Love 3263 Delta Rd., Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Holly P Love. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 12, 2011 by C. Garcia, Deputy Expires 12/12/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 16, 23, 30, 2011 and January 6, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0007958-00 The name of the business (es): Spin Me A Yarn Crochet Located at: 307 Pondlilly Ln In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Alicia Holder 307 Pondlilly Ln, 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: Alicia Holder. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 09, 2011 by P. Cornelius, Deputy, Expires 12/9/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 23, 30, 2011, January 6 and 13, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Samuel David Williams SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Samuel David Williams FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1967 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Samuel David Williams filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Samuel David Williams, aka Samuel D Williams, aka Samuel Williams to Proposed Name: James Richard Williams 2. 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If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 2/16/12 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: 12/20/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 30, 2011 and January 6, 13, 20, 2012.

ated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1657 Somerset Place Antioch CA 94509 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $199,833.82. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: December 28, 2011. (R-399052 12/30/11, 01/06/12, 01/13/12) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 2012.

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. 4875 SNOWY EGRET WAY, OAKLEY, CA 94561 “(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness).” Said Sale of property will be made in “as is” condition without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest as in said note provided, advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. Said sale will be held on: JANUARY 19, 2012, AT 1:30 P.M. *AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) MARTINEZ, CA At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $606,834.26. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: December 21, 2011 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC. as said Trustee, as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary KIMBERLY THORNE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 1820 E. FIRST ST., SUITE 210, P.O. BOX 11988 SANTA ANA, CA 92711-1988 The Beneficiary may be attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. If available , the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or you may access sales information at www.tacforeclosures.com. TAC# 951537 PUB: 12/30/11, 01/06/12, 01/13/12 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-469192-LL Order #: 956492 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/22/2007. 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): GEORGE C WOODSON AND KRISTYN L. WOODSON, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 1/30/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0028068- 00 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/20/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $412,882.82 The purported property address is: 3107 HUDSON DRIVE BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessor’s Parcel No. 010-700005 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for

any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-5731965 or Login to: www.priorityposting. com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 ______________________ _____- ________________________ Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0017753 12/30/2011 1/6/2012 1/13/2012 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0007830-00 The name of the business (es): A Colorful Mind Located at: 1341 North Main Street, Suite G, In: Walnut Creek, CA 94596, Mailing: 1839 Ygnacio Valley Rd., #211, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): David Wong, 556 Heather Grove, Ct., Walnut Creek, CA 94598. 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 Wong. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 02, 2011, by C. Garcia, Deputy, Expires 12/2/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 16, 23, 30, 2011 and January 6, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0007928-00 The name of the business (es): HORIZON FAMILY DENTAL CARE Located at: 141 Sand Creek Rd., Ste. G In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Cecilia T. Fejarang, DMD, 141 Sand Creek Rd., Ste. G, 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 12/8/11. Signature of registrant: Cecilia T. Fejarang. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 08, 2011 by Courtney Dias, Deputy, Expires 12/8/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 16, 23, 30, 2011 and January 6, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0008031-00 The name of the business (es): Lab Research Supplies Located at: 2475 Santa Barbara Ct. Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Aaron and Fangming Yu Helmick 2475 Santa Barbara Ct., 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: Aaron Helmick. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 14, 2011 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy, Expires 12/14/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0008018-00 The name of the business (es): NEW BEGINNINGS, CLEAN AND SOBER LIVING Located at: 4635 La Casa Drive, Oakley, CA 94561 Mailing: 3996 O’Keefe Street, Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Gary C. Martin and Daniela Martin 3996 O’Keefe Street, Oakley, CA. 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: Daniela Martin. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 13, 2011 By C. Garcia, Deputy, Expires 12/13/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 20, 2012.

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name HORIZON FAMILY DENTAL CARE at: 3428 Hillcrest Ave., Ste. 125, In: Antioch, CA, 94531. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on 6/3/08 under file number 0004245-00 (*)1. Cecilia Fejarang, DMD, Inc. 3428 Hillcrest Ave., Ste. 125, Antioch, CA 94531 This business was conducted by: a Corporation. Signature of registrant: Cecilia Fejarang This statement was filed with the S.L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County DEC 08 2011 By: C Dias, Deputy. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 16, 23, 30, 2011 and January 6, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0008045-00 The name of the business (es): Dyanna’s Eden Plains Nursery Located at: 2800 Empire Ave. In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Dyanna Sweeney 1851 Eden Plains Rd., Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Dyanna Sweeney. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 14, 2011 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy, Expires 12/14/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 20, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0007935-00 The name of the business (es): Light As A Feather Located at: 475 Discovery Bay Blvd., Discovery Bay, CA 94505 USA Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Laura V Young, 475 Discovery Bay Blvd., 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: Laura V Young. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 09, 2011 by Courtney Dias, Deputy, Expires 12/9/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 30, 2011 and January 6, 13, 20, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0008254-00 The name of the business (es): ATCO TOWING & RECOVERY Located at: 2655 “R” Cloverdale Ave., In: Concord, CA, 94518, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): ATCO TOW INC. 2655 ‘R’ Cloverdale Ave., Concord, CA 94518. 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 Taylor, Secretary. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 28, 2011 by Joseph Barton, Deputy, Expires 12/28/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0008162-00 The name of the business (es): New World Solutions and Business Development Located at: 785 Crocket Court In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Darius Engineer 785 Crocket 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 1/1/11. Signature of registrant: Darius Engineer. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 20, 2011 By Karla Ruiz, Deputy Expires 12/20/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 20, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0008188-00 The name of the business (es): Fast-teks On-Site Computer Services Located at: 800 Monterrosa Ct. In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Mailing: P.O. Box 766 Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Epic Technology Solutions, INC 800 Monterrosa Ct, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Walter J. Aster, President. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 22, 2011 by Jaime Parangan, Deputy, Expires 12/22/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 30, 2011, January 6,13, 20, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007987- 00 The name of the business (es): Get It there Delivery’s Located at: 2517 Mariner Rd In: Oakley, Ca, 94561, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Monet Shields 8800 Crusheen Way, Sac, CA 95828, and Lanisha Green 623 Virginia Ave, Richmond, CA 94804. 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: Monet Shields This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 12/12/11 By C. Garcia, Deputy Expires 12/12/16 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 23, 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0007941-00 The name of the business (es): MICKY’S FASHION OUTLET Located at: 1145 2ND ST #B In: BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): HAMID A AHMADI and WAJMA AHMADI 2125 Cristina Way, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Hamid A. Ahmadi. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 09, 2011 by Courtney Dias, Deputy, Expires 12-6-16. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0007876-00 The name of the business (es): Castaneda Landscaping and Maint Located at: 2206 Putnam Dr In: Antioch, CA 94509, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Juan Carlos Castaneda 2206 Putnam Dr, Antioch, CA 94509. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on Oct 17, 2011. Signature of registrant: Juan Carlos Castaneda. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 06, 2011 by B. Basch, Deputy, Expires 12/6/16. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: December 23, 30, 2011 and January 6, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #0007971-00 The name of the business (es): Jewelry by Millie Located at: 5000 Kelsey Ln #129 In:Oakley, Ca, 94561, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Millie Smith 5000 Kelsey Ln Oakley, Ca 94561. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Millie Smith This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 12/12/11 By Jaime Parangan, Deputy Expires 12/12/16 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: December 23, 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0007911-00 The name of the business (es): Oakley Collision Center Located at: 5289 Neroly Rd In: Oakley, CA 94561, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Dana Pleece 52 Sunnyview Ct, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 12-1- 2006. Signature of registrant: Dana Pleece. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 08, 2011 by Joseph Barton, Deputy, Expires 12/8/16 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0008158-00 The name of the business (es): Terheyden Construction Located at: 1315 C Street, Antioch, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Lawrence M Terheyden 1315 C Street, Antioch, CA 94509. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on Mar 1, 1987. Signature of registrant: Lawrence M Terheyden. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 20, 2011 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy, Expires 12/20/16 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: December 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 20, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0008229-00 The name of the business (es): Dime Chic Boutique Located at: 1719 Periwinkle Way In: Antioch, Ca 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Amanda Amezcua 1719 Periwinkle Way, Antioch, Ca 94531. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Amanda Amezcua. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: DEC 27, 2011 by H. Franklin, Deputy, Expires 12/27/16. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1341613-02 APN: 051- 310-0610 TRA: 01-135 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx0335 REF: Sowles, Kathleen M IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED June 30, 2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On January 19, 2012, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded July 13, 2004, as Inst. No. 2004-0266899-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Kathleen M Sowles, An Unmarried Woman, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situ-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No: H531449 CA Unit Code: H Loan No: 0031483522/FERNANDEZ Investor No: 0031483522 Min No: 100024200015196856 AP #1: 037-490015-7 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier’s, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: HERIBERTO FERNANDEZ Recorded November 22, 2006 as Instr. No. 2006-0374933-00 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded September 26, 2011 as Instr. No. 2011-197815 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County CALIFORNIA. Said Deed of Trust describes the following property: EXHIBIT A LEGAL DESCRIPTION THE LAND REFERRED TO HEREIN BELOW IS SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LOT 125, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 8679, FILED FEBRUARY 17, 2005 IN BOOK 475 OF MAPS, PAGE 1, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: RIGHTS RESERVED IN THAT CERTAIN DEED FROM E.F. MILLERICK, El AL, RECORDED JUNE 4, 1086, BOOK 12920, PAGE 773, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERALS 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 OF 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 THE UPPER 500 FEET THEREOF FOR SUCH PURPOSES. RESERVING THEREFROM 1. ANY REMAINING OIL, GAS, 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, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS OR CHEMICAL GAS LYING BELOW A DEPTH OF MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (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 FEET (500’) VERTICAL DISTANCE BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF. 2. ALL OVERLYING AND OTHER WATER RIGHTS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATIONS, THE RIGHT TO APPROPRIATE WATER AND DISTRIBUTE IT TO OTHER PROPERTIES WITHOUT ANY RIGHT TO THE USE OF THE LAND OR RIGHTS IN/ OR TO ANY PORTION OF THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND. THE OWNER OF THE RESERVED WATER RIGHTS, HOWEVER, COVENANTS THAT IT WILL NOT EXERCISE THE RIGHTS RESERVED EXCEPT BELOW 100 FEET FROM THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED NOVEMBER 20, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No: H531457 CA Unit Code: H Loan No: 0030636716/IROKO Investor No: 0000891009 AP #1: 055-580-023 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier’s, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: NIKE IROKO Recorded August 17, 2005 as Instr. No. 2005-0310195 in Book - -- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded September 26, 2011 as Instr. No. 2011197811 in Book --- Page -- - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED AUGUST 4, 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. 2502 VALLECITO WAY, ANTIOCH, CA 94531 “(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness).” Said Sale of property will be made in “as is” condition without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest as in said note provided, advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. Said sale will be held on: JANUARY 19, 2012, AT 1:30 P.M. *AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) MARTINEZ, CA At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $786,557.14. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: December 21, 2011 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC. as said Trustee, as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary CHERYL L. GRECH, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 1820 E. FIRST ST., SUITE 210, P.O. BOX 11988 SANTA ANA, CA 92711-1988 The Beneficiary may be attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. If available , the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or you may access sales information at www.tacforeclosures.com. TAC# 951576 PUB: 12/30/11, 01/06/12, 01/13/12 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: December 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 2012.


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-468527-LL Order #: 955247 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/23/2005. 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): CHERYL A FRANCISCO, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 12/30/2005 as Instrument No. 20050499584-00 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/13/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $256,450.68 The purported property address is: 60 E MADILL ST ANTIOCH, CA 94509-0000 Assessor’s Parcel No. 068-122- 015 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 ___________ ________________- ____________ ____________ Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0017104 12/23/2011 12/30/2011 1/6/2012 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: December 23, 30, 2011, January 6, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-467950-AL Order #: 952497 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/27/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): RICHARD H. TORRES AND BEVERLY M. TORRES, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 6/13/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0211044-00 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/27/2012 at

1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $379,364.10 The purported property address is: 4140 FOLSOM DRIVE ANITOCH, CA 945318209 Assessor’s Parcel No. 052-301-001 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0018173 1/6/2012 1/13/2012 1/20/2012 Antioch Press No. 06- 1617 January 6, 13, 20, 2012.

Recorded: 7/27/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0277666-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/20/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $347,605.15 The purported property address is: 3306 G STREET ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No. 071- 333-004-1 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. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 866450- 3172 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0018917 12/30/2011 1/6/2012 1/13/2012 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: December 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 2012.

previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0017310 12/23/2011 12/30/2011 1/6/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: December 23, 30, 2011, January 6, 2012.

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: $610,484.80 (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: 01-03-2012 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee RIKKI JACOBS, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2- 4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800- 892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap. com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com ASAP# 4160538 01/06/2012, 01/13/2012, 01/20/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: January 6, 13, 20, 2012.

FEET HAVE BEEN RELEASED BY INSTRUMENT RECORDED AUGUST 16, 1991, BOOK 16809, PAGE 474, OFFICIAL RECORDS. PARCEL TWO: A RIGHT OF WAY (NOT TO BE EXCLUSIVE) AS AN APPURTENANCE TO PARCEL ONE ABOVE AND ANY SUBDIVISION OR SUBDIVISIONS THEREOF, FOR USE AS A ROADWAY FOR VEHICLES OF ALL KINDS, PEDESTRIANS AND ANIMALS, FOR WATER, GAS, OIL AND SEWER PIPE LINES AND FOR TELEPHONE, CABLE, ELECTRIC LIGHT AND POWER LINES, TOGETHER WITH NECESSARY POLES OR UNDERGROUND CONDUITS TO CARRY SAID LINES, OVER, UNDER AND UPON CYPRESS ROAD, CYPRESS LAKE DRIVE, WINDEMERE LANE, CLEAR LAKE DRIVE, LAKEVIEW COURT, BLUE LAKE COURT, CLEAR LAKE COURT, PARK PLACE DRIVE, LAKE PARK DRIVE, LAKEWOOD DRIVE, LAKE PARK COURT, LEEWARD ROAD, BETHEL ISLAND ROAD, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 7562, FILED APRIL 5, 2004, MAP BOOK 462 PAGE 46, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS, AND LAKEWOOD DRIVE, PARK PLACE DRIVE, POPLAR DRIVE, POPLAR COURT, MAPLE DRIVE, MAPLE COURT, REDWOOD DRIVE, AND SYCAMORE DRIVE, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 8900 FILED DECEMBER 2, 2005, MAP BOOK 486, PAGE 10, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $478,332.54 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1216 POPLAR DRIVE OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 032-430- 029 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: 01-05-2012 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee ISAAC PACHECO, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2- 4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800- 892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap. com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com ASAP# 4165333 01/06/2012, 01/13/2012, 01/20/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: January 6, 13, 20, 2012.

the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0019357 1/6/2012 1/13/2012 1/20/2012 Antioch Press No. 06- 1617 Publish dates: January 6, 13, 20, 2012.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Mary Grace Guzman, #269214 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Daria Vallentiny FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1989 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Daria Vallentiney filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Brandon Omari Spike aka Brandon Omari Vallentiny- Stamp to Proposed Name: a. Brandon Omari VallentinyStamp 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 2/21/12 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. Petitioner is to have the biological father served. Date: 12/29/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-463866-AL Order #: 110393828-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/30/2005. 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): DEBORAH A CHAPMAN, A WIFE AND HUSBAND AND LAWNY-RAY A CHAPMAN, A WIFE AND HUSBAND

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-469776-LL Order #: 110443951-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/10/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): FREDRICK LOUIS VIRDEN, AND SUSAN AILEEN VIRDEN, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 5/18/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0156871- 00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/13/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $242,003.16 The purported property address is: 4086 COURTLAND DRIVE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No. 035-650-022-3 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-5731965 or Login to: www.priorityposting. com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 ______________________ _____- ________________________ Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0103938 Title Order No. 110084934 Investor/Insurer No. 144544752 APN No. 034-340- 008-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/24/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by CHRISTINE FARCASH, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 08/24/2006 and recorded 8/31/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0277816-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/30/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4601 CHELSEA DR, OAKLEY, CA, 945616326. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $390,391.14. 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: 12/31/2011 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# 4160080 01/06/2012, 01/13/2012, 01/20/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: January 6, 13, 20, 2012. 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 01-27- 2012 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 2006-009574600, 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 454311CA Loan No. 1880920051 Title Order No. 986152 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 08-18-2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01-27- 2012 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 08-292008, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 2008- 0193428-00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: ENRIQUE C NAVARRO AND GRACIELA NAVARRO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AND ENRIQUE NAVARRO, AN UNMARRIED MAN, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. (MERS) ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, SHEA MORTGAGE INC, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: PARCEL ONE: LOT 161, AS SHOWN ON THAT CERTAIN MAP ENTITLED ‘’SUBDIVISION 8900 SUMMER LAKE PHASE 1B’’, WHICH MAP WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDER OF THE COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, STATE OF CALIFORNIA ON DECEMBER 2, 2005, IN BOOK 486 OF MAPS PAGE 10. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: ‘’ALL OIL, GAS AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND MINERALS NOW OR AT ANY TIME HEREAFTER SITUATED THEREIN AND THEREUNDER, TOGETHER WITH ALL EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS NECESSARY OR CONVENIENT FOR THE PRODUCTION, STORAGE AND TRANSPORTATION THEREOF AND THE EXPLORATION AND TESTING OF THE SAID REAL PROPERTY AND ALSO THE RIGHT TO DRILL FOR, PRODUCE AND USE WATER FROM THE SAID REAL PROPERTY IN CONNECTION WITH ITS DRILLING OR MINING OPERATIONS THEREON’’, AS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM BANK OF AMERICA NATIONAL TRUST AND SAVINGS ASSOCIATION, RECORDED APRIL 25, 1942, BOOK 658, PAGE 129 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS. ALL SURFACE RIGHTS TO A DEPTH OF 500

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-260588-PJ Order #: 103854 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/23/2007. 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): GABRIEL MEDINA AND GINA C. MARTINEZ HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 4/30/2007 as Instrument No. 20070125777-00 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/27/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $502,465.22 The purported property address is: 813 W 9TH ST ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No. 066-219- 010 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1340876-02 APN: 003- 130-0122 TRA: 60008 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx7022 REF: Saro, Vicente M IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED October 14, 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On January 12, 2012, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded October 24, 2005, as Inst. No. 2005-0409727-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Vicente M Saro, A Married Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2479 Camino Diablo Byron CA 94514 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $648,493.58. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: December 21, 2011. (R-399664 12/23/11, 12/30/11, 01/06/12) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: December 23, 30, 2011 and January 6, 2012. NOTICE OF LIEN SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections 21700 21716 of the Business & Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Penal Code and provisions of the Civil Code. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on January 20, 2012 at 12:30 P.M. Personal property including but not limited to furniture, clothing, appliances, construction power tools, bedding, carpet, computer & stereo equipment, Christmas decorations, door, desk, heater, shelving, and or other general household and small business items located at: ACORN SELF STORAGE LLC, 5205 RAILROAD AVE., PITTSBURG, CA 94565 (925) 432-3200. NAME 1. Christina (Tina) Fitzgerald 2. John Fitzgerald 3. Norman Millsaps 4. Matt Vick 5. Martin Walker 6. Lilly Morris Dates Published: 01/06/12 and 01/13/12 J. Michael’s Auctions, Bond # 183-62-32 (916) 776-4202 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: January 6 & 13, 2012.


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 745285CA Loan No. 1844649679 Title Order No. 100722886CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10-28-2006. 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 01-13- 2012 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 11-022006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 2006- 0353206-00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: STEPHEN P PATTERSON AND SANDRA D. PATTERSON, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., (MERS), SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, QUICKEN LOANS INC., IT’S SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS., as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 54, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 8168, FILED AUGUST 3, 2000, MAP BOOK 422, PAGE 17, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS AND AS CORRECTED BY CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION RECORDED OCTOBER 16, 2000, SERIES NO. 2000- 229401 AND 2000-223402, OFFICIAL RECORDS. EXCEPT THEREFROM ALL OIL, GAS, MINERALS AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS, BELOW A DEPTH OF 500 FEET, WITHOUT THE RIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY, AS RESERVED AND/OR GRANTED IN THE DOCUMENT(S) RECORDED DECEMBER 10, 1986 IN BOOK 13308, PAGE(S) 220, OFFICIAL RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $698,364.64 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1517 COVENTRY DR OAKLEY, CA 94561-6331 APN Number: 034-330-0802 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: 12-21-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee CASEY KEALOHA, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2- 4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800- 892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com ASAP# 4153773 12/23/2011, 12/30/2011, 01/06/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: December 23, 30, 2011 and January 6, 2012.

common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5210 DAFFODIL DR, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 034-510-0812 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $527,490.75. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap. com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 12/16/2011 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 4157817 12/23/2011, 12/30/2011, 01/06/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: December 23, 30, 2011 and January 6, 2012.

Recorded on 12/30/2004 as Instrument No. 2004- 0500637-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: ROBERT POYNTER, JR., WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 01/19/2012 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5245 TERESA COURT, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 037-222-0319 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $312,228.00. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap. com NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 12/22/2011 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 4156623 12/30/2011, 01/06/2012, 01/13/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates; December 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0075354 Title Order No. 110060877 Investor/Insurer No. 103901522 APN No. 041-170- 036-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/04/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by NORMAN SANTOS, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 08/04/2005 and recorded 8/12/2005, as Instrument No. 2005-0302919-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/17/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2290 EL MONTE DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $567,184.95. 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: 12/21/2011 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# 4149945 12/23/2011, 12/30/2011, 01/06/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: December 23, 30, 2011 and January 6, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0098051 Title Order No. 110079321 Investor/Insurer No. 871321982 APN No. 034-410- 027-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/11/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by LILY TRAN AND STANLEY LEE, dated 12/11/2007 and recorded 12/13/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0337060-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/17/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 268 YELLOW ROSE CIRCLE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $420,566.54. 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: 12/20/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4147312 12/23/2011, 12/30/2011, 01/06/2012 Oakley Press no. 03- 0477 Publish dates: December 23, 30, 2011 and January 6, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0099030 Title Order No. 110079923 Investor/Insurer No. 165076885 APN No. 037-490- 059-5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/22/2007. 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 LAURA U, A SINGLE WOMAN, dated 03/22/2007 and recorded 3/29/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0091464-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/17/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 241 MERGANSER DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA, 945611693. 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 $603,627.60. 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: 12/22/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4148571 12/23/2011, 12/30/2011, 01/06/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: December 23, 30, 2011 and January 6, 2012.

Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/17/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 11 SWEETWATER CT, OAKLEY, CA, 945611765. 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 $780,491.68. 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: 12/23/2011 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# 4153167 12/23/2011, 12/30/2011, 01/06/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: December 23, 30, 2011 and January 6, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-469677-AL Order #: 957378 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/21/2007. 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): TRINIDAD FRIAS A SINGLE MAN Recorded: 12/4/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0329217-00 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/13/2012 at 1:30 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $479,456.79 The purported property address is: 419 -423 GRANGNELLI AVE ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No. 065- 102014 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: (877) 908- 4357 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders

right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0017302 12/23/2011 12/30/2011 1/6/2012 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: December 23, 30, 2011 and January 6, 2012.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20110015004157 Title Order No.: 110380424 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/20/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 11/27/2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0323055-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: NASEEM ISRAR AND HUSSAIN ISRAR, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 01/12/2012 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0101380 Title Order No. 110082000 Investor/Insurer No. APN No. 034-420-051-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/23/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by ROMEO MEDINA AND BRENDA MEDINA, HUSBAND AND WIFE, dated 06/23/2006 and recorded 6/28/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0203747-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/23/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 722 SOLITUDE DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $717,058.18. 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: 12/27/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4154643 12/30/2011, 01/06/2012, 01/13/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: December 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20110015004891 Title Order No.: 110439562 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/22/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-471151-AL Order #: 966233 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/23/2002. 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): JOSEPH T. WHEELAND, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded: 8/29/2002 as Instrument No. 2002- 0303889-00 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/27/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $111,908.68 The purported property address is: 3012 TERRACE VIEW ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessor’s Parcel No. 052-353-012-9 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. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-5731965 or Login to: www.priorityposting. com Reinstatement Line: 866-450- 3172 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0018221 1/6/2012 1/13/2012 1/20/2012 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: January 6, 13, 20, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0099140 Title Order No. 110080190 Investor/Insurer No. APN No. 034-430-028-0 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/15/2007. 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 CONNIE QUINONES AND PRIMO QUINONES III, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 06/15/2007 and recorded 6/19/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0177216-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0104396 Title Order No. 11-0084220 Investor/Insurer No. 6443455495 APN No. 037- 470-032-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/19/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by PEDRO GUTIERREZ AND VERONICA GUTIERREZ, dated 09/19/2005 and recorded 9/26/2005, as Instrument No. 2005-0365067-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/23/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 214 KATE LANE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $482,963.25. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/29/2011 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# 4158313 12/30/2011, 01/06/2012, 01/13/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: December 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Shannon Thomasson SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Shannon Thomasson FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1882 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Shannon Thomasson filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Kayleigh Marie Graffigna to Proposed Name: a. Kayleigh Marie Thomasson 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 02/06/12 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: 12/12/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012.


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-462539-LL Order #: 110382764-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/23/2007. 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): LYN N JEFFERSON, AND SORVOR JEFFERSON, WIFE AND HUSBAND Recorded: 4/5/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0099177-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/20/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $390,895.68 The purported property address is: 5112 HOMESTEAD CT ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessor’s Parcel No. 056- 210-064-4 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0018881 12/30/2011 1/6/2012 1/13/2012 Antioch Press 06-1617 Publish Dates: December 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 2012

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 $803,342.15. 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: 12/27/2011 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# 4155567 12/30/2011, 01/06/2012, 01/13/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: December 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 2012.

10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2551 OAKLEY ROAD, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $854,352.97. 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: 12/29/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4146547 12/30/2011, 01/06/2012, 01/13/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: December 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 2012.

real property described above is purported to be: 1140 LAKE PARK DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $561,532.19. 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: 12/29/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4159811 12/30/2011, 01/06/2012, 01/13/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates; December 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 2012.

Recha Simpson, husband and wife as joint tenants, as Trustor(s), WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale 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). 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. Sale Date & Time: January 19, 2012 at 1:30 PM Sale Location: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1111 Lake Park Drive, Oakley, CA 94561-3509 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 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 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, towit: $466,474.29 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. 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 Declaration pursuant to California Civil Code, Section 2923.5(a) was fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded on 08/26/2011 NBS Default Services 301 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 1720 Long Beach, CA 90802 800-766- 7751 For Sale Information Contact: RSVP (925) 603-7342 NBS Default Services, Gaby Ospino, 12/21/2011 “We are attempting to collect a debt, and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose.” (RSVP# 281587, 12/30/11, 01/06/12, 01/13/12) Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish dates: December 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 2012.

Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0018175 1/6/2012 1/13/2012 1/20/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: January 6, 13, 20, 2012.

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): JAMES R. FESSENDEN AND ELIZABETH M. FESSENDEN, HUSBAND & WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 5/18/2004 as Instrument No. 2004-0184956- 00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/27/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $256,332.51 The purported property address is: 5020 FERNWOOD CIRCLE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No. 037-450-044-5 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0018183 1/6/2012 1/13/2012 1/20/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: January 6, 13, 20, 2011.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0105682 Title Order No. 110085657 Investor/Insurer No. 0075289504 APN No. 035- 070-076-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/23/2007. 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 WALTER LEE JASPER AND JENNIE JASPER, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 04/23/2007 and recorded 5/1/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0127456- 00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/24/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1251 WEST CYPRESS ROAD, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE UNDER DEED OF TRUST Title Order 110289698-CA-GSI T.S. No. 52919 Loan No. 14039 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED May 8, 1997. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On January 19, 2012, at 10:00 AM, Monroe Acceptance Company, Inc. as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded May 27, 1997 as Instrument No. 97- 008918300 of Official Records of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Dorothy E. Quimuyog; WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO 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: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 16 Amador Ave Oakley, CA 94561 APN-035311- 007-5 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, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust.The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $38,505.70. 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. Dated: December 21, 2011 Monroe Acceptance Company, Inc. A California Corporation As Said Trustee. By: Elisa C. Urbina FOR TRUSTEE’e2’80’98S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (714) 730-2727 THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 4162541 12/30/2011, 01/06/2012, 01/13/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: December 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0107701 Title Order No. 110088837 Investor/Insurer No. 120022388 APN No. 041-090- 035-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/09/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by BRIGIDO REYNOSO, dated 12/09/2005 and recorded 12/15/2005, as Instrument No. 2005-0481521-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/23/2012 at

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Malo Tanuvasa SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Malo Hul- Tanuvasa, Jacob Filipo, Donnella Filipo FOR CHANGE OF NAME AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11- 1656 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Malo Tanuvasa filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Malo Hul-Tanuvasa b. Jacob Steve Filipo c. Donnella Marie Filipo to Proposed Name: Malo Tanuvasa b. Jacob Steve Tanuvasa c. Donnella Marie Tanuvasa 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 1/24/12 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. Other: Notice to both mothers is waived by order of the court. Date: 12/22/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 30, 2011 and January 6, 13, 20, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0107776 Title Order No. 110087978 Investor/Insurer No. 4001016747 APN No. 032- 390-025-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/25/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by JOE GOLDSTON AND CAMILLE GOLDSTON, HUSBAND AND WIFE, dated 09/25/2006 and recorded 9/27/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0306044- 00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/23/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 9551-0137 TSG Order No.: 110439661-CA-LMI A.P.N.: 035-473-0087 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09/29/2006. 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. NBS Default Services, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded 10/05/2006 as Document Number 2006- 0316144-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, executed by: Francisco Garcia and Veronica Garcia, husband and wife, as Trustor, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale 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). 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. Sale Date & Time: January 12, 2012 at 01:30 PM Sale Location: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 22 Pamela Ct, 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 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 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: $316,356.32 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. The Declaration pursuant to California Civil Code, Section 2923.5(a) was fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded on 09/07/2011 NBS Default Services 301 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 1720 Long Beach, CA 90802 800-766-7751 For Sale Information Contact: RSVP (925) 603-7342 Trustee 12/15/2011 “We are attempting to collect a debt, and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose.” (RSVP# 281318, 12/23/11, 12/30/11, 01/06/12) Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish dates: December 23, 30, 2011, January 6, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 9980-1000 TSG Order No.: 35211-16 A.P.N.: 032-390- 019-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/10/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NBS Default Services, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded 11/16/2006 as Document Number 20060367733-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, executed by: Calvin Christopher Simpson, Jr. And Anitra

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-468344-AB Order #: 5892837 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/10/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): RAUL GARCIA A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 11/17/2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0369071-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/27/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $706,066.55 The purported property address is: 119 MATISSE DRIVE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No. 033- 430-067 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service,

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-460478-AL Order #: 911976 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/11/2006. 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): KEHINDE O. SOKOYA AND BODE ADESOIA SOKOYA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 8/17/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0260811- 00 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/27/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $441,111.55 The purported property address is: 5203 MEADOW VIEW CT ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessor’s Parcel No. 055-320043 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 866450- 3172 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0018117 1/6/2012 1/13/2012 1/20/2012 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: January 6, 13, 20, 2011. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-468582-LL Order #: 110439472-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/7/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied,

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Joey Moreno SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Jose Jesus De La Cruz FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1963 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Jose Jesus De La Cruz filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Jose Jesus De La Cruz, aka Joey Jessy Moreno to Proposed Name: Joey Jessy Moreno 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 2/16/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press 248 Oak St., Brentwood, CA 94513 Date: 12/19/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: December 23, 30, 2011 and January 6, 13, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0007837-00 The name of the business (es): Sonic Weave Located at: 4501 Golden Bear In: Antioch, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): John Vincent McCauley 4501 Golden Bear, Antioch, CA 94531. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/8/11. Signature of registrant: John V McCauley. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 02, 2011by C. Garcia, Deputy, Expires 12/2/16 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: December 30, 2011, January 6, 13, 20, 2012.


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FROM EMERGENCY SERVICES DISPATCH LOGS

A sampling of recent law enforcement activity reported by East County police departments. BRENTWOOD Dec. 20, 10:51 a.m. During the investigation of a four-vehicle collision on the Highway 4 Bypass at Balfour Road, it was discovered that one of the drivers was unlicensed. Dec. 20, 11:07 a.m. A subject reported as a missing adult by the Grass Valley Police Department and a vehicle reported as stolen by the Rocklin Police Department were found at a residence on Elizabeth Lane. Dec. 20, 3:42 p.m. A three-vehicle rear-end collision occurred on the Highway 4 Bypass at Sand Creek Road. Dec. 20, 9:21 p.m. A subject contacted during a traffic stop on Brentwood Boulevard at Village Drive was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and released on Promise To Appear. Dec. 21, 3:26 a.m. An unidentified person stole a vehicle from the locked garage of a residence on Central Park Place. Dec. 21, 4:30 a.m. Two married subjects were engaged in a heated argument on Central Boulevard. Dec. 21, 11:19 a.m. An unidentified person called a resident of Sand Creek Road several times and left vulgar voice messages. Dec. 21, 2:40 p.m. A vehicle stolen from the driveway of a residence on Island Park Place was located on a golf course near Balfour Road at Fairview Avenue. Dec. 21, 4:10 p.m. A resident of Redhaven Street was reported to have removed medication from her residence without permission. Dec. 21, 4:21 p.m. On Sand Creek Road at O’Hara Avenue, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to be driving on a revoked license. Dec. 21, 5:56 p.m. An unidentified person broke several windows of a residence on Spyglass Drive. Dec. 21, 6 p.m. A subject who attempted to pass a fictitious check at a business on Lone Tree Way was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Dec. 21, 8:25 p.m. A subject discharged a firearm at another subject on Sycamore Avenue. The wounds sustained by the victim were not life threatening. Dec. 21, 8:53 p.m. On Sycamore Avenue, a

LOGS driver accelerating away from an attempted carjacking heard several gunshots as she fled the area. Dec. 21, 9 p.m. An unidentified person stole two iPhones from a business on Lone Tree Way. Dec. 22, 2:18 a.m. On Ash Place at Ash Court, two subjects observed entering unlocked vehicles and stealing personal property were arrested and released to their parents on Juvenile Affidavits. Dec. 22, 9:13 a.m. An unidentified person shattered the window of a vehicle parked on Empire Avenue. Dec. 22, 11:30 a.m. An unidentified person kicked the door of a residence on Redhaven Drive several times and fled. Dec. 22, 2:45 p.m. An unidentified person stole a check from the mailbox of a residence on George Court. Dec. 22, 3:11 p.m. An unidentified person broke off locks and stole money from newspaper racks on Second Street at Brentwood Boulevard. Dec. 22, 6:28 p.m. An unidentified person stole the mailbox of a residence on Lawrence Lane. Dec. 22, 7:24 p.m. A driver who struck a curb and sideswiped a light pole on O’Hara Avenue at Sand Creek Road complained of pain and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Dec. 22, 7:33 p.m. On Diablo Way, a subject who punched another subject during an argument and was placed under Citizen’s Arrest was found to be intoxicated. He was arrested by Brentwood police officers and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Dec. 22, 10:27 p.m. A subject contacted on Brentwood Boulevard at Chestnut Street was found to be under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Dec. 23, 12:28 a.m. At a business on Balfour Road, a subject suspected of shoplifting pushed the subject attempting to detain him. The suspect was arrested and released on a signed Promise To Appear. Dec. 23, 2:08 a.m. On O’Hara Avenue at Towncentre Terrace, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found to be driving on a license suspended for DUI. He was ar-

A subject woke up in a hotel room on Brentwood Boulevard not knowing where she was or how she got there. It was discovered that a friend had paid for the room because the subject was too intoxicated to drive. Dec. 23, 7:31 a.m. in Brentwood rested and released on Promise to Appear. Dec. 23, 6:35 a.m. On Walnut Boulevard at Indiana Avenue, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to be driving on a license suspended for reckless driving. Dec. 23, 7:31 a.m. A subject woke up in a hotel room on Brentwood Boulevard not knowing where she was or how she got there. It was discovered that a friend had paid for the room because the subject was too intoxicated to drive. Dec. 23, 9:28 a.m. An unidentified person opened fraudulent accounts using the personal information of a resident of St. Emilion Lane. The victim believes the information was obtained from stolen documents. Dec. 23, 9:22 p.m. On Second Street, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found to be DUI. A passenger in the vehicle was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and in possession of a concealed knife. Another passenger was found in possession of hypodermic needles. The first two subjects were arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. The third subject was arrested and released on a Promise To Appear. Dec. 24, 6:37 p.m. An unidentified person stole the license plate of a vehicle parked on Sand Creek Road and replaced it with the license plate of a stolen vehicle. Dec. 24, 6:58 p.m. On Shady Willow Lane at Sand Creek Road, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance. He was arrested and released on Promise To Appear. Dec. 24, 10:09 p.m. Subjects observed in the backyard of a residence on Thornhill Lane fled the scene prior to police arrival. Dec. 24, 10:45 p.m. On Claremont Drive, a subject found lying on the ground intoxicated and unconscious was transported to a local hospital. Dec. 24, 11:14 p.m. A subject contacted on Balfour Road was arrested for possession of methamphetamine. Dec. 25, 11:38 a.m. A subject contacted on Meadow Brook Drive during a family dispute was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Dec. 25, 5:39 p.m. On Diablo Way, a subject who threatened to harm another subject was

arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Dec. 25, 7:05 p.m. On Walnut Boulevard at McClarren Road, a driver collided with another vehicle and struck several street signs. Dec. 25, 11:23 p.m. On Sand Creek Road at Minnesota Avenue, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Dec. 26, 8:05 a.m. An unidentified person forced open the front door of a residence on Glenwillow Drive but did not enter the residence. Dec. 26, 9:12 a.m. A subject who broke another subject’s cell phone during an argument on Berry Lane was arrested and released on a Promise To Appear. Dec. 26, 10:14 a.m. A driver struck a fire hydrant on Lone Tree Way. Dec. 26, 5:57 p.m. A head-on collision occurred on O’Hara Avenue at Sand Creek Road. Dec. 26, 10 p.m. A subject contacted on Shady Willow Lane was found to be a juvenile runaway from Oakley and in possession of marijuana. He arrested and released on a Notice To Appear. Dec. 26, 10:47 p.m. At a business on Lone Tree Way, a subject engaged in an argument over the prices of items threw a coin at another subject, striking him in the face. The assailant fled prior to police arrival. Dec. 26, 11:55 p.m. Unidentified persons pried open the front entrance door of a business on Second Street and stole a currency counter from the rear office. Dec. 27, 10:31 a.m. On Brentwood Boulevard, a child custody dispute was mediated by police officers. Dec. 27, 1:01 p.m. On Balfour Road at Armstrong Way, a driver was cited for expired vehicle registration. Dec. 27, 3:47 p.m. A subject reported to be causing a disturbance at a business on Walnut Boulevard was found to have a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and released on a Promise to Appear. To view the Brentwood Police Department’s public logs on the city’s Web site, visit www.ci.brentwood.ca.us/department/ pd/reports/index.cfm.

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LOCAL EVENTS & SERVICE CLUBS

Events Friday, Jan. 6 Holiday on Ice Brentwood’s popular outdoor skating rink is open seven days a week through Jan. 16. Skaters can glide on a lighted ice rink protected from the elements by a magnificent tent. For hours and prices, call 925-513-1702 or visit www.brentwoodholidayonice.com.

Saturday, Jan. 7 Meet Sen. DeSaulnier State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier hosts mobile office hours from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Discovery Bay Elementary School library, 1700 Willow Lake Road. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call 925-942-6082 or visit www. senate.ca.gov/desaulnier.

E-mail calendar listings to calendar@brentwoodpress.com one week prior to publication. Post your events anytime at www.thepress.net.

Open Mic This month’s Open Mic event is held at 6:30 p.m. in Fridley Art Gallery, 1185 Second St., Suite J in Brentwood. All short work – poetry, short story, nonfiction or any other creative work – is welcome. Participants are allowed five minutes to perform. For more information, call 925-634-6655.

Optimize Your Resumé Editor Amy Claire hosts a resumé workshop at 7 p.m. in the Oakley Library, 1050 Neroly Road. Claire discusses how to find the right words to get you noticed in the job hunt. Bring a copy of your resumé for a private critique. For more information, call 925-625-2400.

Sign-ups Baseball Tryouts

St. Anthony Knights of Columbus Council 10414 holds a crab feed at the Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; dinner is served at 6:30. Admission is $40; free for kids 10 and younger. For tickets, call 415-798-0089.

Stealth Baseball holds tryouts for its 10U and 12U teams on Jan. 7 and 8 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Antioch Youth Sports Complex, 2200 Wymore Way. No tryout fee is charged. For more information, visit www.stealthbaseballantioch. com or e-mail antiochstealth@rocketmail. com.

Christmas Tree Pickup

PowerPoint Basics

Crab Feed

Boy Scout Troop 514 will be picking up Christmas Trees in Discovery Bay on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 8. Trees should be left curbside by 9 a.m. Donations are gladly accepted and go toward campouts, community service and other events. For more information, call 925-240-1090.

Opportunity Junction, 3102 Delta Fair Blvd. in Antioch, hosts a three-week PowerPoint Basics class Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30-9 p.m. beginning Jan. 17. To sign up, visit www.opportunityjunction.org/evening or call 925-776-1133.

Grease Drop-off

East County Idol auditions are scheduled for Jan. 21 and 28 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Somersville Town Centre, 2556 Somersville Road in Antioch. The final competition is held Feb. 24 at the El Campanil Theatre. To sign up for an audition time, call 925-756-7628.

Ironhouse Sanitary District, 450 Walnut Meadows Drive in Oakley, hosts a grease collection event from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring in holiday grease drippings for disposal. For more information, visit www.ironhousesanitarydistrict.com or call 925-625-2279.

Monday, Jan. 9 Spaghetti Feed Take Back Antioch holds a spaghetti feed and auction from 5-8:30 p.m. at The Red Caboose, 210 Fulton Road. The event raises funds for Lone Tree and Diablo Vista elementary schools, both recent victims of arson and vandalism. Admission is $7. For more details, e-mail info@ takebackantioch.com.

Tuesday, Jan. 10 Delta Toastmasters Delta Toastmasters meet from 7-8 a.m. at Mimi’s Café, 5705 Lone Tree Way in Antioch. For information, call 925-354-9857.

Overeaters Anonymous Overeaters Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. at Brentwood Community United Methodist Church. No dues, fees or weigh-ins are required. Anyone with a problem with food is welcome. For more information, visit www. oa.org.

Wednesday, Jan. 11 Backyard Birds Corvid Connection visits the Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St., at 3:30 p.m. for a presentation featuring live birds. After this free activity, you’ll be looking for the wildlife in your own backyard. For more information, call 925-757-9224.

Miss Sparkles Delight The hilarious clowning of Miss Sparkles Delight comes to the Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St., at 4 p.m. for a free, 45-minute program sponsored by The Friends of the Brentwood Library. No registration is required. For more information, call 925-516-5290 or visit www.ccclib.org.

East County Idol Auditions

‘The Wizard of Oz’ Auditions for Stage Right Conservatory Theatre’s February performances of “The Wizard of Oz” – open to actors 8-18 – are held Jan. 9-10 at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center, 213 F St. in Antioch. To receive an audition time, register online at www.srctgrp.org. The participation fee is $75. For information, call 925-216-4613.

Career Academy Los Medanos College hosts an informational meeting about its Early Childhood Education Career Academy on Monday, Jan. 9 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the LMC Library Community Room, 2700 E. Leland Road in Pittsburg. To reserve a space, e-mail dwahl@losmedanos.edu or call 925-439-2181, ext. 3214.

Crab/Steak Feed The Bridge Marina Yacht Club, 20 Fleming Way in Antioch, hosts a crab/steak feed on Saturday, Jan. 14. The crab dinner costs $35; $25 for steak. Cocktails are served at 6 p.m.; dinner at 7. For reservations, call 925-695-4478 by Monday, Jan. 9.

Job Training and Placement Opportunity Junction, 3102 Delta Fair Blvd. in Antioch, hosts a 12-week job training and placement program beginning Feb. 6. The program includes training in Microsoft Office computer applications plus life and business skills. A required informational meeting is held Jan. 9, 17 or 23. For more information, visit www.opportunityjunction.org or call 925-776-1133.

Loving Solutions

Thursday, Jan. 12 Republican Women

John Muir Health Outpatient Center hosts Loving Solutions, a seven-week series for parents of children 5-12. The program helps parents prevent or intervene in a child’s negative choices. The series begins Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 4 p.m. For more information, visit www. johnmuirhealth.com/classes.

East Contra Costa Republican Women Federated meets at 11:30 a.m. in Discovery Bay Sports Bar & Steak House, 1277 Discovery Bay Blvd. Guests are welcome. For more information, call 925-634-3121.

Brentwood PONY baseball league is registering players for the for the 2012 season. For all fees and up-to-date PONY information, visit www.brentwoodpony.org. Walk-in registration

Baseball Registration

is held Jan. 14 and 28 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Sports Authority, 5641 Lone Tree Way in Brentwood.

To schedule an appointment, call 800-7332767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: Streets925).

Meals on Wheels

Crab Feed

Meals on Wheels needs volunteer drivers to deliver meals for its new Antioch route. Drivers work once a week for two-hour shifts and make a tremendous difference in the lives of seniors in need. For more information, call 925-778-4379.

The Friends of Laurel Ridge host a crab feed fundraiser Saturday, Jan. 14 from 6-9 p.m. at 2459 Laurel Road in Oakley. Admission to the alcohol-free event is $45. Proceeds benefit the youth and student ministries plus camp and mission trips. For more information, visit www. friendsoflaurelridge.bbnow.org.

Parent Project John Muir Health Outpatient Center hosts Parent Project, a 10-week series for parents of teenagers. The program helps parents prevent or intervene in their adolescent’s negative choices. The series begins Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 925-941-7900 or visit wwww.johnmuirhealth. com/classes.

iPlay Volleyball Registration is open for the iPlay Volleyball League 2012 seasons. For more information, visit www.iplayvbleague.com.

Brentwood SeaWolves The Brentwood SeaWolves are conducting a pre-season high school swimming program through Feb. 3. Practices are held Mondays-Fridays from 4-6 p.m. at Heritage High School, 101 American Ave. For more information, call 925-240-9653 or visit www. brentwoodseawolves.com.

ESL Classes Liberty Adult Education, 929 Second St. in Brentwood, offers morning and evening English as a Second Language classes. For more information, call 925-634-2565 or visit www.libertyadulted.org.

Youth Basketball and Cheer All Out Sports League in Antioch is conducting basketball and cheer sign-ups for kids 4-16. For more information, visit www. alloutsportsleague.com or call 925-203-5626.

GED Prep Classes Liberty Adult Education, 929 Second St. in Brentwood, offers morning and evening General Education Development and Adult Basic Skills classes. For more information, call 925-634-2565 or visit www.libertyadulted.org.

Friendly Visitors Needed Friendly Visitors is looking for caring and compassionate volunteers 18 and older to visit lonely seniors in their homes for one hour per week. Share a cup of tea, watch a movie, play cards or take a walk together. For more information, visit www.mowsos.org or call 925-937-8311.

Hospice Volunteers Needed Hospice of the East Bay is looking for motivated, committed residents who want to make a difference in the lives of hospice patients. To volunteer or for more information, call 925-887-5678 and ask for the Volunteer Department.

On the Horizon Crab Feed Harvest Park Bowl Hurricanes hold a crab feed fundraiser Saturday, Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. in Veterans Hall, 757 First St. in Brentwood. Tickets ($38) are available at Harvest Park Bowl, 5000 Balfour Road in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-516-1221.

Recycle Fundraiser Liberty High School Class of 2012 holds a recycling fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 14 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on the campus, 850 Second St. in Brentwood. Accepted items include TVs, computer equipment, radios, bicycles, washers and dryers, car batteries and DVD players. For a complete list, e-mail callahan@libertyuhsd. k12.ca.us.

Blood Drive The American Red Cross holds a blood drive Saturday, Jan. 14 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Streets of Brentwood, 2565 Sand Creek Road.

Ongoing Events Project Linus The nonprofit Project Linus, which makes blankets for children in need, meets the first Saturday of the month from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Delta Community Presbyterian Church, 1900 Willow Lake Road in Discovery Bay. Bring your sewing machine, scissors, thread and needles. For more information, call 510-459-7457.

Delta Quilters If you love quilting, come to Golden Hills Community Church, 2401 Shady Willow Lane in Brentwood, at 6:30 p.m. for the group’s general meeting every second Monday of the month. For more information, e-mail info@ deltaquilters.org.

Operation Creekside Packing Operation Creekside meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at 390 West Country Club Drive, Unit C to assemble care packages for our troops. For more information, call 925-260-5423 or e-mail info@ operationcreekside.org.

Senior Luncheon Brentwood Senior Citizen’s Club, Inc. offers senior luncheon and bingo the last Wednesday and second Friday of the month at the Brentwood Senior Center. Admission is $2; reservations are required by noon the day before. For reservations, call 925-634-5040.

Breast Cancer Support Group Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the Breast Cancer Support Group meets the second Wednesday of the month from 2-4 p.m. in the Fallman Education Center at Sutter Delta Medical Center, 3901 Lone Tree Way in Antioch. For more information, call 925-4391846 or 925-757-7820.

Parents of Special-needs Kids The Special Kids Foundation Parents Support Group – for the parents and caregivers of special-needs children – meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. in The Game Sports Pub ’N Pizza, 235 Oak St. in Brentwood. For more information, visit www. spkids.org.

Oakley-Delta Lions Oakley-Delta Lions Club meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Driftwood Yacht Club, 6346 Bridgehead Road in Oakley. For more information, visit www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/oakleyd.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support The Brentwood Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group meets the second Thursday of the month from 7-8:30 p.m. at Neighborhood Church, 50 Birch St. The group is open to those caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. No membership dues or reservations are needed. For more information, call 925-513-7710.

Stitchin’ Saturdays Do you crochet or knit? Would you like to learn? Bring your hooks, needles and yarn to the Oakley Library, 1050 Neroly Road, on the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m.noon. For more information, call 925-625-2400.

Free Clothing and Food Lighthouse Baptist Church, 2250 Jeffrey Way in Brentwood, operates a clothes barn and food pantry the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m.-noon. For more information, call 925-634-1540.


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