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Group seeks to expand Brentwood by Rick Lemyre Staff Writer In 2005, Brentwood voters rejected Measure L, also known as the City of Brentwood Voter-Approved Urban Limit Line, by a scant 163 votes out of more than 10,000 cast. The measure would have allowed construction of 2,800 homes both north and south of Balfour Road, east of Deer Valley Road. Emil Geddes, agent for the Brentwood Partners, said the developers heard what the voters were saying. He’s now helping circulate a petition to put on the June ballot a new measure, proposing a project that’s significantly different than what had been proposed in 2005. For starters, he said, the project would involve only 700 acres, half of what Measure J included. All of the project’s land is located south of Balfour Road and would contain just 1,300 homes at a density of 1.7 units per acre. Also, while Measure L did nothing for local schools the new proposal designated three potential sites. There’s a $3,000 per house contribution to a communitywide jobs program; money to widen Balfour Road; cash for surveillance cameras located wherever the city would like them (possibly entrances to the city or public parks); and up to $2.4 million for a sports complex that, with the cooperation of the county flood control district, could be built in a flood control basin within the property.

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Balfour Road. But one of the biggest benefits, Geddes said, is that it would allow the City of Brentwood to secure its western border. Currently, the land from Deer Valley Road up to and around three sides of Heritage High and Adams Middle schools could be acquired by Antioch. The new project would not only include a fix for the vexing, schoolrelated traffic jams on American Avenue, it

would ensure that the schools did not wind up surrounded by the city’s neighbor to the west. “We could have our schools literally right in the middle of Antioch (territory),” he said. Geddes said he expects opponents to claim the time is not right to build more houses, and he agrees. He expects that by the time approvals and planning are complete, the economy will have turned around. It will be at least 2014 “before the first stick is in the ground,” he said. “The last thing we’re going to do is build a bunch of houses that there’s no market for.” He added that the houses would be sold only to owner-occupants, not investors, to avoid cluttering the rental market. Overall, he hopes that the many amenities will more than make up for the narrow margin by which Measure L failed. “There are a tremendous amount of benefits,” Geddes said. “Whether you’re progrowth or anti-growth, the one thing people have to consider is the ripple effect. Investing in the community has everything to do with how the local economy functions.” Should the measure make the ballot and voters approve it, Geddes noted, it would only affect the Urban Limit Line (ULL) and the city’s General Plan zoning. The new ULL created by the measure would still qualify the city for gas tax money it is eligible for under the current ULL. The project itself would still need to go through the standard approval process that all projects must adhere to. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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A path to inner peace, balance by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer For centuries, labyrinths have been used as meditative, healing tools for people of all cultures and backgrounds. Symbolic of man’s search for spiritual awareness, the labyrinth’s pattern is comprised of a winding path leading to the center. Considered by devotees to be a sacred space, labyrinths today are enjoying a resurgence of popularity with people of all faiths, and there are as many ways to walk the labyrinth as there are individuals. Frances Hodge, prayer ministry coordinator at St. Anne Catholic Church in Byron, has been walking labyrinths for years, enjoying the solitude and peace that comes with what she calls a commitment to quiet. “Labyrinths are currently being used as a way to still the mind, find balance and encourage insight and celebration,” said Hodge. “I have walked many, many times

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St. Anne Catholic Church will be hosting a Lenten Labyrinth Walk and Retreat next month. The weekend event is free and open to the public. and it’s always an amazing experience for me. Once I enter the maze I definitely feel a calm and things become clearer to me.” St. Anne will be hosting a Lenten Labyrinth Walk and Retreat on March 5 and 6 in the church’s Community Life Center. Open to the public, the free event will include a remembrance of the World Day of Prayer, as well as a discussion on the history and uses of the labyrinth. Participants are invited to bring their lunches, and hot tea and water will be provided.

Hodge said the purpose of the weekend is to celebrate Lent – the 40 days before Easter – and to welcome religious and secular individuals to participate in the symbolic walk. “We hope that anyone with an interest in the labyrinth will attend,” said Hodge, who added that St. Anne holds labyrinth walks regularly at the church on the first Saturday of each month. “Everyone is welcome.” In ancient times, labyrinths were built

with a variety of materials for myriad reasons. During the medieval period, many churches incorporated labyrinths in their floor design. Throughout the Renaissance, garden labyrinths created from hedges and shrubs were known as the “gardens of love” for the shelter they provided for forbidden trysts. One of the most famous labyrinths is located in France at Chartres Cathedral, built around 1200. The Chartres design was the model for the Grace Cathedral Labyrinth in San Francisco. St. Anne’s labyrinth is a 36-foot canvas construction modeled after the 12-sided Chartres design, and can accommodate several walkers at once. Some participants walk the labyrinth barefoot and slowly, while others take the meditative journey at a quicker pace, running into the center and out again. Regardless of the speed at which you walk, the experience is always different and uniquely your own. “You can go as fast or as slow as you want; walk a little, stop when you feel like it and then move on,” said Donna Crupi, who has walked the labyrinth at St. Anne several times. “It gives you a great sense of peace and clarity. It is sort of a symbolic journey of our lives, and it helps you with answers to questions we all have in our lives. It’s a wonderful experience.” The Lenten Labyrinth Walk and Retreat will be held on Friday, March 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, March 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. St. Anne Catholic Church is located at 2800 Camino Diablo Road in Byron. For more information, call 925634-6625. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Backyard griller crowned BBQ King by Rick Lemyre Staff Writer

You can always figure that where there’s smoke, there’s fire, but in the case of Harvest Park Bowl on Super Bowl Sunday, there was also a whole lot of good eatin’. The event was the ninth annual Brentwood Barbecue King Cook-off, which this year attracted 13 chefs and raised more than $4,000 for the Brentwood Police Activities League and the East Contra Costa Historical Society. “It used to be baseball, hot dogs and apple pie, but not now,” said Bill Fremantle as he watched Gorilla Rilla pose for pictures with eager youngsters. “Now Super Bowl, barbecue and chili is what America loves.” People with sticky fingers, sauce-stained chins and satisfied smiles packed the bowling center as the winners were announced in five categories, which for the first time included chili. The Brentwood Barbecue King title went to Kris McCullough, son of a former Barbecue King. “I’m just a backyard griller,” McCullough said, although he added that his special mix of rubs and sauces would remain a secret. “I just came here for the fun.” Living up to his word, McCullough donated his cash winnings back to the cause, as did several of the winners. The biggest day, however, was had by Chuck and Cindy Collendrez. The Brentwood couple grabbed second place for ribs, third place for chicken, tied for first in chili, and got first place for dessert. Overall, the cookin’ Collendrezes earned a second place in the Barbecue King competition. (Points for dessert and chili did not count toward the title.) The top finishers in the 2010 Brentwood Barbecue King Cook-off, listed first, second and third, were: Rib category: Kris McCullough, Chuck and Cindy Collondrez, and Greg Ferrel. Chicken: Jack Simmons, Mike and Teresa Berry, and Chuck and Cindy Collondrez. Tri-tip: Joe and Vinca Niccum, Mike and Teresa Berry, and Kris McCullough.

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Kris McCullough shows off his new hardware after being named the 2010 Brentwood Barbecue King on Super Bowl Sunday. Chili: Chuck and Cindy Collendrez and Jeanine Freitas (tie); third place: John Rivera. Dessert: Chuck and Cindy Collendrez (C&S Cheesecake); Joanna Cobern (Gooey Butter Cake); and Joann Lau (Sweet Potato Cupcakes). Overall Barbecue King: Kris McCullough, Chuck and Cindy Collendrez, and Joe and Vinca Niccum. For a slide show of the afternoon’s events visit www.thepress.net and click on the Multimedia tab.

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Savoring the season of miniature marvels Californians worried about the state’s water crisis are grateful for this wet winter of 2009-10, but some are feeling that enough’s enough – time to stow the rain slicker and start drying out. We’re ready for some spring. But let’s not be hasty. Right now our East County parks are TAKE IT late-winter wonderUTSIDE lands. Tucked enticingly among the damp forest grasses, hung shelflike on tree trunks and splayed flamboyantly across boulders are fungi, lichens and mosses – miniature marvels of form and color. GER That’s right: there’s ERICKSON a lot to like about lichens, and it’s not odd to be fond of fungi. Those fleshy and scabrous organisms we associate with the monsters of sci-fi horror flicks (“The Toadstool That Ate Tahoe” comes immediately to mind) are essential to the life of the landscapes we admire. The toadstools that rise from the forest floor are only the tip of the fungal iceberg. Call them the “fruit” of the organism, the structures that hold spores for dissemination by wind, water or animal transport. The true heavy lifting of forest decomposition is done beneath the soil by a network of microscopic fungal threads called hyphae. The hyphae, aided and abetted by other small fungal bodies, plus bacteria and other microbes, can be credited for the decomposition of about 80

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A forest fire of stalks topped by spore-bearing capsules (calyptra) sweeps across a mossy boulder in Round Valley’s interior hills. The protective layers of the arrowlike calyptra fall away in stages, the structure dries out and the capsule releases a miniature dust storm of as many as 50,000 spores. to 90 percent of the dead plant and animal matter in the forest. Fungi also provide food for creepycrawly mites and slithering nematodes (microscopic worm-shaped creatures). But some fungi have turned the tables by evolving strategies for preying on small invertebrates. Sci-fi horror writers, take note: One type of fungus preys on nematodes by dangling a series of little nooses, each composed of only three

cells, from its filaments. When the unsuspecting nematode slinking through the soil passes through a noose, the friction of its body trips a mechanism in the noose’s cells, inflating them and strangling the nematode. If you’re wondering why the nematode doesn’t have a prayer, well, the noose inflates in a snappy one-tenth of a second. The fungal cells then grow into the worm and digest it. That, I presume, is how the toadstool disposed of

the citizens of Tahoe. The fungi that adorn tree trunks are among the most fascinating and photogenic of all. Admittedly, trees growing fungal shelves take a less upbeat, aesthetically appreciative view of their partners in parasitism. You wouldn’t want the lovely and expensive Japanese maple in your front yard disassembled by fungi. But like forest fires, fungi are nature’s way of telling a tree in the wild that it’s time to make way – but with style. Those banded and multi-hued wedges spiraling up tree trunks testify, like the crimson and saffron leaves of autumn, to the terrible beauty of Earth’s rhythms. If mushrooms are hard to find, nestled into the dark and damp crannies of the forest floor, lichens are hard to miss, spattered across rocks and trees like Jackson Pollack graffiti. Lichens wear two hats: they’re fungus-alga organisms in one. But unlike mere fungi, which don’t photosynthesize, lichens thrive in sunlight and don’t require much water to survive. They’re efficient little sponges, soaking up as much as 35 times their weight in water from fog, dew, even humid air. And they retain water like camels, enabling them to survive on rocks, deserts and tundra. Like fungi, lichens play an important role in the nutrient cycling. They intercept air- and rain-borne nutrients, absorbing those they can use and contributing the rest to their host organisms, such as trees. Although they’re among the hardiest living things on see Outside page 7A

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A blue oak serves as host to the tree fungus known as red-banded polypore (Fomitopsis pinicola) in Round Valley Regional Preserve.

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eventually creating a layer of topsoil in which more sophisticated flora can take root. On hillsides subject to landslides, mosses provide a mat that keeps loose soil from slip-slidin’ away. Over the centuries, we humans have gotten pretty creative with mosses. We’ve mined them for use as a soil additive, fuel, home decoration and flavoring (think Scotch whiskey) – even as first-aid dressing for battlefield wounds (mosses contain a mild antibacterial agent and are highly absorbent). As our grey winter gives way to the chromatic dazzle of spring, as our attention turns to bright blossoms and sweeping vistas, let’s keep an eye peeled for the miniature marvels beneath our feet, the blue-collar crew whose down-and-dirty work makes it possible for the pageant of spring to maintain its blockbuster status. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Glee Club goes ‘Walking on ‘Sunshine’ by Samie Hartley Staff Writer

Hot on the heels of the critically acclaimed show “Glee,” a Golden Globe-winning comedy on Fox TV, schools around the country are developing their own show choirs. But since nothing like that existed in East County, Heather Sandberg decided to take matters into her own hands. Sandberg, who teaches private singing and piano lessons from her home as part of her business Studio 26, has always wanted to put together a show choir, and the success of “Glee” motivated her to create a class for middle and high school students. “I’ve been wanting to do a group thing for a while, and when the show ‘Glee’ came around, it just seemed like the right fit,” Sandberg said. The Studio 26 Glee Club meets every Tuesday evening at Expressions Dance Studio. Sandberg’s class of 23 is practicing a three-song show that they’ll debut in May. Jacquelyn Kilnger, a Bristow Middle School eighth-grader, was one of the first students to sign up. “I’ve been taking voice lessons with Heather for about a year, so when she told me about the club I was really excited, and I told all my friends and a lot of them signed up too,” Klinger said. Klinger’s mother Diana said when she found out about the show “Glee” she approached Sandberg about creating a class.

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Members of the Studio 26 Glee Club rehearse every Tuesday night in Brentwood. The club plans to make its debut performance in May. The two worked together to promote the club at local schools. She said she’s glad there’s a new program in town for students who want to do singing and dancing, as the local schools don’t provide that opportunity. Sandberg said she’s impressed by the caliber of her glee students: “They come to class prepared, and since these are modern songs most of them were familiar with the lyrics already, so they don’t even need their

lyric sheets. They’ve really surprised me. They’re an awesome group of kids.” For the class’s first semester, the students are practicing Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing,” the theme song from “Fame,” and a remix of Beyonce’s “Halo” and “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves. The class has been working on the vocals since they first met in January, and began choreography lessons this week. Sand-

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Only 78 Days Left (from Feb. 12, 2010)! The opportunity to take advantage of The Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009, and its $8,000 first time buyer, or $6500 “long term resident” (a person who has owned and resided in the same home for at least five consecutive years of the eight years prior to the purchase date). Federal tax credit, is quickly coming to a close. Would be buyer’s need to be in contract before May 1, 2010 and close escrow no later than July 1, 2010 in order to qualify. To allow potential buyers to concentrate on what matters most – actually finding a home – I’m listing the most frequent questions I’m being asked about this tax credit with a contract date of May 1 and closing date of July 1, 2010. What type of homes qualify for the credit? – Any home that will be used as a primary residence, and is purchased for less than $800,000 qualifies for the credit. This includes single-family detached homes, attached homes (i.e. townhomes and condominiums), manufactured homes (also known as mobile homes), modular homes and houseboats. How do I claim the tax credit? – You claim the tax credit on your federal income tax return. Specifically, home buyers should complete IRS Form 5405 to determine their tax credit amount, and then claim this amount on Line 69 of their 1040 income tax return. No other applications or forms are required, and no pre-approval is necessary. Take note that currently the federal audit rate of form 5405 is 100%.

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Historical Society seeks volunteers The East Contra Costa Historical Society will host two volunteer recruitment days in March to help educate locals about the Historical Society and what it has to offer. The Society could always use a few more helping hands to work as house docents in the 1878 farmhouse or host school tours, work on restoring one of Byron’s first fire trucks or help update displays and ar-

chives. It’s the perfect volunteer experience for those interested in local history. These open houses, to help prepare for the 2010 grand opening on March 27, will be held on March 6 and 21 at 11 a.m. at the museum, located at 3890 Sellers Ave. in Brentwood. For information, call Dave or Joyce at 925-679-1024 or Pat at 925-625-3553.

Supporting Learning It’s not too late to get tickets to a funfilled Valentine dinner dance benefiting A Place of Learning, a nonprofit agency providing free tutoring services to far East County residents. The dinner dance will be held at the Lone Tree Golf and Event Center, 4800 Golf Course Road in Antioch, on Saturday, Feb. 13.

Cocktails will be served from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by dinner, a silent auction, dancing and a raffle. Entertainment will be provided by The Singing Blue Stars, performing songs from the 1940s and ’50s. Tickets ($50) may be purchased by calling Fran Bowman at 925-513-4515.

Knightsen seat open The Knightsen Town Community Services District is in the process of filling an opening on its board of directors. The CSD addresses and educates the public on issues of water quality and flood control, and seeks grants to study and implement its plans. The board meets the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m.

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Haiti deployment a group effort Editor: Thank you for the kind article you printed about my being in Haiti in last week’s paper. The attention this has garnered has been more than a little surprising. Although I realize the focus is on “local girl does good,” I feel a need to extend a huge tip of the hat to my Disaster Medical Assistance Team CA6 (DMAT CA6) based here in the Bay Area, to my coworkers at Sutter Delta Medical Center, parishioners at Most Holy Rosary Church and lastly to our families. In DMAT, we are a team that comes together to learn and train regularly with the expectation that, should we be deployed into an austere environment, we will be self-sufficient and have a unified outcome in mind. Under the leadership of our commander, Dave Lipin, and his command staff, we not only met our objectives but did so in the first international response led by the Department of Health and Human Services, our umbrella organization. Living and sleeping side by side with 37 people for two weeks under rough conditions was an honor. I hope and pray that we will never again have to respond to a disaster of this magnitude but if requested to do so, will happily deploy knowing that I will be working with a team that is capable of doing such great work under such stressful conditions. To CA6: thank you, thank you, thank you! While a lot of attention is focused on those of us who went to Haiti, gratitude also needs to be extended to those we left behind. First of all, thank you Sutter Delta Medical Center for your support. Although our jobs are protected by the same law as military reservists, not every employer was supportive of its employee leaving. Lynn Fox, RN for the surgical department at SDMC, and I both experienced an enthusiastic sendoff that allowed us to focus on our time in Haiti

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Mark your calendars Editor: It’s been an often circuitous 21-year wait but Antioch is finally on the verge of unwrapping a shimmering gift to itself: the Prewett Community Center. The 35,000square-foot complex boasts community meeting rooms, a 3,000-foot-plus gymnasium, cooking amenities, a learning and technology center, a police substation, a 300-seat outdoor amphitheater, public art, and walking trails. Completion is targeted for November, 2010 but no need to let curiosity kill the cat; the public is welcomed March 13 from 10 to 11 a.m. to a “sneak peek” of the emerging construction. Fortuitously, the $26 million gener-

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ously invested over the years by the Mello Roos residents got a booster shot from the sagging economy. The bids, $5 million under budget, allowed for added features. In addition, $2 million in private funding make possible the Gateway Centers for Learning, expanding services at the existing Antioch Library and adding a new library center at Prewett Park. Besides offering a well-selected local collection of book titles, self-service options will allow for reserving and picking up items from the county collection; a technology hub of 25 computers, a color printer and a largescreen video; learning zones for younger readers, and comfortable living rooms for reading, chatting or simply enjoying a cup of coffee or Wi-Fi usage. The buildings, with their subtle shadings and ample glass, will blend well into the surrounding hills. They are intentionally designed for add-on as the dream still lives for another California library bond act. This is a needed first step in a longterm vision of securing an amply sized, state-of-the-art library. Abiding thanks for this project fruition goes to the long-sacrificing Mello Roos taxpayers. Special kudos also goes to Lonnie Karste, the stalwart Project Manager and to County Head Librarian Anne Cain for her ready guidance. Applause to my fellow Gateway Committee members: Chair Gary Agopian, Cherice Gilliam, Diane-Gibson Gray, Lynn Kutsal, Linda Locke, Becky Niellson, Eric Nunnally, Terry Ramus and Karen Smith. Hearty recognition to pioneering donors Linda Locke, Dow Chemical and to Keller Canyon Mitigation Fund through the offices of County Supervisor Federal Glover. For some time now, whenever I felt a bit down at the lip on Antioch’s forbidding challenges I got rejuvenated driving the Lone Tree corridor. Growing up a mile from Manhasset, Long Island’s “Miracle Mile,” I find that name rings true as well of the stretch between Country Hills and Hillcrest. There’s our well-ap-

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pointed shopping center with the stylish Schooner’s and prominent Regal Cinema complex; a handsome, state of the art high school that could pass for a small college campus; nifty skate and water parks; a gorgeous Seventh Day Adventist hilltop church. Now comes the crowning jewel on the tiara. Make no mistake: great cities have great libraries. They become our civic touchstones, melding a community’s literacy, arts, technology and social dynamic. Antioch is now within grasp of a vibrant diversity plaza and signature cultural landmark. Mark your calendars, save the date, then, for March 13 at 4703 Lone Tree Way. RSVP by March 4 by calling 925-779-7023 or by e-mailing gatewaysneakpeek@ci.antioch.ca.us. Learn more about the project by visiting www. antiochgatewaycenters.org. Difficult times like these give even greater import to the need to accentuate the positive. Antioch, let’s rightfully celebrate the rising of our stunning new town square. Walter Ruehlig Antioch

Pathetic pants on the ground Editor: A Jan. 30 article in another newspaper said that baggy pants’ days appear to be numbered. At school, I am intrigued at how so many boys can wear their baggy pants. The intriguing part is the fact that these pants are below the hips, showing off the wearer’s boxers. They look ready to fall at any moment. And I’ve seen it happen – it’s not a pretty sight. Not only is this style an eyesore, but the boys wearing it use it to mimic certain behaviors that I’d rather not describe. Are my classmates so desperate for a fashion style that they must be second-rate versions of gangsters and hoodlums? I’m not a fashion designer, but I will advise anyone that such pants are quite unattractive. “Disgusting” would be a better description. And if these boys think it will win them a girl, they’d do well to invest in alternative methods. Baggy pants aren’t a way forward for today’s youth. Our society is creating an image for itself as trashy as boys showing off their boxer underwear. We really need to do better. Dale Satre Eighth grade

Build a shelter in Brentwood Editor: We recently adopted two new family members from the animal shelter in Antioch, and we are thrilled. But isn’t Brentwood now big enough that it should have its own animal shelter? Todd Sperry Brentwood


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A sampling of recent law enforcement activity reported by East County police departments. BRENTWOOD Feb. 1, 5:29 p.m. An unidentified person opened an AT&T account in the name of a resident of Cheshire Drive. Feb. 1, 10:57 p.m. At a residence on Berkshire Lane, an argument ensued that resulted in a confrontation involving loaded firearms. Feb. 2, 8:14 a.m. An unidentified person stole two TVs and a duvet from a hotel on Brentwood Boulevard. Estimated loss: $2,500. Feb. 2, 11:41 a.m. A driver swerved and struck a vehicle that was stopped along the shoulder of Sand Creek Road at Fairview Avenue. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Feb. 2, 12:41 p.m. On Brentwood Boulevard, a driver made an evasive maneuver that caused his improperly secured load to break free and strike a fence. Feb. 2, 2:39 p.m. An unidentified person stole a license plate from a vehicle parked on Mesquite Court. Feb. 2, 4:02 p.m. An unidentified person used the debit card number of a resident of Waterville Drive to make several purchases. Feb. 2, 7:39 p.m. A bicycle was stolen during classroom hours at a school on Minnesota Avenue. Feb. 2, 10:17 p.m. On Brentwood Boulevard at Homecoming Way, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found to be driving on a suspended license. Feb. 2, 11:26 p.m. On Brookdale Drive, two subjects became engaged in a heated argument. Feb. 2, 11:47 p.m. On Empire Avenue, a subject reported that another subject pointed a shotgun at him through a closed door following a verbal altercation. No weapon was located. Feb. 3, 7:44 a.m. On the Highway 4 Bypass at Sand Creek Road, a vehicle struck the rear end of a vehicle that was stopped in traffic. Feb. 3, 6:09 p.m. A vehicle stolen from a parking lot on Sand Creek Road was recovered in Antioch. Feb. 4, 9:38 a.m. A resident of Putter Drive accidentally discharged a firearm into the ground on the side yard of his residence. Feb. 4, 12:19 p.m. An unidentified person

LOGS stole a cell phone from a display at a business on Lone Tree Way. Feb. 4, 3:26 p.m. A vehicle unsafely entered the roadway on Balfour Road at American Avenue and was struck by another vehicle. The first vehicle traveled over the center median and struck a third vehicle. Feb. 4, 10:47 p.m. On Brentwood Boulevard at Simms Road, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to be in possession of a controlled substance. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Feb. 4, 11:51 p.m. On Jeffrey Way at the Highway 4 Bypass, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to be driving on a license suspended for DUI. The vehicle was impounded. To view the Brentwood Police Department’s public logs on the city’s Web site, visit www.ci.brentwood.ca.us/department/ pd/reports/index.cfm. ANTIOCH Feb. 1, 8 a.m. The Antioch Police Department was alerted to the outbreak of a fire on a play structure at Mira Vista Park on South Francisco Way. Firefighters had already extinguished the fire, which consisted of two burning child seats on swings. A witness observed two juveniles running from the scene of the fire, and detained them long enough to hear them admit their involvement. Police contacted them at a local school, and they again confessed to starting the fire as well as a fire at the same location a few days earlier. They gave no reason for the arsons. The juveniles were booked into juvenile hall on arson charges. Feb. 7, 10:44 p.m. Officers of the Antioch Police Department responded to the report of a gunshot victim at 910 San Carlos Drive. Upon arrival, officers found a 28year-old male in front of the residence suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Thus far, the investigation has revealed that there was a Super Bowl party at the house and that a verbal disagreement had arisen regarding a bet placed on the game. Most of the attendees had consumed a significant amount of alcohol and the victim had entered the house and exited a short

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A driver made an evasive maneuver that caused his improperly secured load to break free and strike a fence. Feb. 2, 12:41 p.m., Brentwood time later holding a handgun. At least one person tried to talk him into putting the gun away. A short time later, the handgun was discharged. The victim resided at the San Carlos address and shared the house with at least two other people. Detectives searching the location located a significant amount of marijuana packaged for sale along with psilocybin mushrooms. Based on an autopsy performed Monday, Feb. 8, it is not believed that foul play was involved in the victim’s death. The cause of death will be determined by the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office. Those with information regarding this case should call Detective Stenger at 925-779-6894. OAKLEY Jan. 20 – Credit card fraud occurred at a business on the 400 block of Brownstone Road. Jan. 20 – Grand theft was reported on the 100 block of Escher Circle. Jan. 21 – On Robert Way at Teresa Lane, a subject was charged with driving without a license. Jan. 21 – An armed robbery was reported on East Cypress Road at Main Street. Jan. 21 – A disturbance was reported on the 100 block of Sorrel Court. Jan. 21 – A residence on the 4800 block of Montague Avenue was burglarized. Jan. 21 – Incidents of identity theft were reported on the 3200 block of Main Street and the 200 block of Yellow Rose Circle. Jan. 22 – An adult was reported missing from the 1600 block of Delta Meadows Way. Jan. 22 – On El Monte Drive at La Casa Drive, a subject was charged with receipt of stolen property. Jan. 23 – On the 3800 block of Marsh Way, a subject was found in violation of a court order. Jan. 23 – Arrest warrants were served on the 2100 block of Main Street and on Hemlock Drive at Redwood Drive. Jan. 23 – An assault with a deadly weapon was reported on the 900 block of Chianti Way. Jan. 23 – On the 1700 block of Fairhaven Court, a subject was observed brandishing a weapon. Jan. 24 – A stolen vehicle was recovered on the 3100 block of Main Street.

Jan. 24 – On the 1700 block of Chandon Way, a subject was charged with interfering with a public officer. Jan. 24 – On Delta Road at Main Street, and on Douglas Road at Main Street, subjects were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Jan. 24 – A shoplifter was put into custody at a business on the 2000 block of Main Street. Jan. 25 – A subject was found in possession of dangerous drugs on the 900 block of Walnut Drive. Jan. 25 – Domestic battery occurred on the 1400 block of Chianti Way. Jan. 25 – Grand theft of vehicle parts occurred on the 5600 block of Main Street. Jan. 25 – Felony vandalism was reported on the 3200 block of Main Street. Jan. 26 – A vehicle was stolen from the 1700 block of Fairhaven Court. Jan. 27 – On the 100 block of East Cypress Road, a subject was arrested for public intoxication. Jan. 28 – On the 3100 block of Main Street, a subject was charged with possession of narcotics. Jan. 28 – On the 1000 block of West Cypress Road, a subject was charged with possession of dangerous drugs. Jan. 28 – On Laurel Road and Mercedes Lane, a subject presented false identification to police officers. Jan. 29 – On the 1700 block of Fairhaven Court, a subject was found in possession of drug paraphernalia. Jan. 29 – Vehicles were towed from the 2100 block of Chicory Drive; the 1700 block of Fairhaven Court; Live Oak Avenue at Nut Tree Lane; and Babbe Street at Charles Lane. Jan. 29 – Malicious phone calls were made to a resident of the 500 block of Brooks Drive. Jan. 30 – On the 2400 block of Main Street, a subject was charged with driving without a license. Jan. 30 – On Laurel Road at Oak Grove Drive; West Cypress Road at Main Street; and Almondtree Lane at Fall Lane, subjects were arrested for DUI. Jan. 31 – A stolen vehicle was recovered on the 5200 block of Robert Way. Jan. 31 – Trespassing occurred on the 1000 block of West Cypress Road.

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Congressman Jerry McNerney, seen here at a recent Delta forum, took questions last week from callers in a telephone town hall meeting.

McNerney gets an earful of woe by Dave Roberts Staff Writer

It was just a one-hour telephone conference call with his constituents last week, but Congressman Jerry McNerney heard and felt the economic pain of several callers worried about not getting adequate health care in their retirement years, who have lost their job, whose house is in danger of foreclosure, who feel overtaxed, pay insurance rates that are skyrocketing and believe politicians in Washington, D.C. aren’t doing much to help except spending money they don’t have and fattening their own paychecks. After the nation’s two consecutive quarters of economic growth, economists might consider the recession to be officially over, but for many residents in McNerney’s sprawling 11th Congressional District, which includes Brentwood and Discovery Bay, the Great Recession is still very much on, giving them a great depression and perhaps jeopardizing McNerney’s hope for re-election in November. One of the callers, Pamela from San Ramon, said she and her husband bought a house a couple of years ago that has already lost about $200,000 of its value, and her husband lost his job last year. Though he has since found another one, and despite being in a higher tax bracket, they are struggling to get by. “It’s very distressing when we watch the news, and the government continues to raise money and spending on programs when we are struggling to make our mortgage and pay our bills,” she said. “It’s frustrating to hear that we are ‘rich,’ and that now our taxes are going to go up when we are just trying to make ends meet. I’m curious, in the San Ramon area where we probably have a lot of people in the same situation, what your views are on trying

to control spending in Washington. Because a lot of the money doesn’t come back to help us here in San Ramon.” McNerney felt her pain, noting his own layoff in the 1990s when a company he worked for went bankrupt. “You’re not alone out there,” he said. “There’s a lot of people in my district that are really hurting right now.” Referring to the $141 billion federal financial bailout that has resulted in million-dollar bonuses to employees, he said, “To see what’s happening in Washington, it’s distressing.” But McNerney defended the $787 billion stimulus bill passed in February, which, he said, “I think is doing good stuff.” About $60 million has gone for schools in his district, saving 8,000 to 9,000 jobs, he said. He added that taxes will not be increased on the middle class. “It’s a very difficult environment out there right now,” he said. “I really believe that we averted an economic catastrophe when President Bush took that (bank bailout) money and used it. When the stimulus package went out there it stabilized the markets. Now what we have to do is make sure that we create jobs.” Several times during the auditory town meeting McNerney emphasized the need to increase employment. California’s unemployment rate is 12.4 percent, and it’s higher than that in some agricultural areas of McNerney’s district, which stretches from Galt to Gilroy. “I know that times are tough right now,” he said. “The economy is struggling. Foreclosures are up. Unemployment is high. People are worried about being laid off. They are worried about health care. That’s exactly what I am focusing on is: how can we help from Washington, D.C.? We want to keep interest rates low. We want to make sure that banks see McNerney page 20A


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nce again, Knights of Columbus Council 7467 of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church will be cooking fish dinners every Friday during Lent. For six consecutive Fridays starting Feb. 19, the Knights’ chefs will be serving deep-fried fish, French fries, coleslaw and a beverage for $11. Come between 4:30 and 7 p.m. to take out or eat in. The address is 500 Fairview Ave. in Brentwood. These tasty meals are a great opportunity to get together with old friends and meet new ones. Above, Bill Goldsby, Erich Dark and Father Ken Sales of the Knights of Columbus serve up dinner during a previous Friday Fish Fry.

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Stanford from page 10A preparing from a workbook. While Pels might seem like an overachiever, he said he doesn’t do it to increase his GPA. He takes the classes because he is genuinely interested in the topics and appreciates the added depth provided in the advanced placement courses. “I don’t want to project an air of nerdiness, but doing math relaxes me,” Pels confessed. “When I’m doing a math problem, I just get into the zone and my mind is on the problem and nothing else. My brain goes on autopilot.” He said he carries a calculator in his backpack in case a problem presents itself. And with his “pathological need to try everything,” Pels said he’s considering majoring in psychology because the field is “intensely interesting.” He said he plans to take a course in all his three subjects of interest during his first semester at Stanford to get a better idea of what field he wants to pursue in depth. He said he might minor in the other two if he can fit the additional classes into his schedule. But before that time comes, Pels is con-

Chickens from page 1A “lies,” including the assertion that chickens attract predators, spread disease, and poop 1,000 times per day. He acknowledged that neither he nor those opposed to backyard hens were experts on the matter, and that the council must make its decision based on factual information provided by experts. He then pointed out that proper information had already been obtained by the city’s Land Use Subcommittee and Planning Commission, both of which had recommended that the council approve the change. “Your experts have spoken,” he said. “If you can’t trust your own experts, who can you trust?” Resident Cristina Goncalves, the only member of the public to speak at the meeting against the change, reiterated her concerns

Fire from page 1A district’s firefighters are paid less than those in nearby districts, and the ECCFPD can afford only two of them on most of its engines (the industry standard is three). There are no paramedics in the district, some of the eight district stations are inadequate – Station 95 in Bethel Island has been condemned due to mold, lead paint and asbestos – and two of the districts’ wild land engines are 30 years old, 10 years past their standard useful life. The funding shortfall is a product of

centrating on completing his final semester at Freedom. And as a valedictorian candidate, he’s already begun brainstorming ideas for his speech. “Since I’ve done speech and debate, I like to plan things out,” Pels said. “All I know is that I want it to be (pauses) Trevor. I want it to show my personality. I don’t want it to be the typical ‘thanks for the memories/the future is filled with possibilities’ speech.” He said he hopes to include weird humor, references to pop music and, of course, hallmark sentimental reflections. After spending most of his years in Oakley, Pels said he’s ready for a new adventure. He hopes to travel and secure an internship in Los Angeles or New York after graduating from Stanford. And while he’s got of list of things he’d like to try, he plans to eventually settle down in the Bay Area. “I have a vague road map for my future, but no set plans,” Pels said. “I have a lot of things I want to do while I’m young, but when it comes time to settle down, I know I’ll come back to the Bay Area. I couldn’t imaging settling anywhere else.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

Relay gets rolling

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ran Bowman exhorts attendees at the 2010 Brentwood Relay For Life Kickoff Feb 2. The birthday party-themed event (the American Cancer Society has been named the official sponsor of birthdays) got things rolling for the June 12-13 walk that, in its first five years, has raised more than $1 million for cancer research. Organizers hope to raise $250,000 more this year, and are looking for people who’d like to be a part of, or organize, a team to take the track this year. A Team Captain meeting is scheduled for next Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Nines Restaurant at the Brentwood Country Club starting at 7 p.m., and you can learn all you need to know there.

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that chickens pose safety, hygiene, health and code-enforcement challenges inappropriate for Brentwood’s residential areas. “It’s country club living,” she said. “There’s not an expectation you’ll be living next to chickens on a golf course.” She said the birds’ presence would reduce property values and detract from her enjoyment of her own backyard. Before casting his tie-breaking vote, Stonebarger carefully laid out his thinking. Staff had expended about 100 hours on the issue, and he was concerned that allowing chickens could open the “Pandora’s box” of requests for small farm animals such as goats or pigs, consuming more staff time and creating more work for the already taxed codeenforcement officers. A farmer who engages in traditional, organic and even hydroponic farming, Stone-

barger said he is a big supporter of slow food, but felt the juxtaposition of property rights versus potential public nuisances – including expenditure of scarce public resources – left him inclined to leave standards as they were. (Only 3 percent of Brentwood properties are 20,000 square feet or larger.) The vote disappointed Kimberly Kennedy, whose application to keep her two chickens triggered the issue. She echoed Becnel’s comments during the meeting that Stonebarger’s concern about what might come before the council in the future was misguided. “It’s kind of like Chicken Little, saying the sky is going to fall” were the ordinance passed. The fact that Brentwood, which promotes its agricultural heritage and surroundings, should fail to be one of the increasing

number cities – including Oakland, San Ramon, San Francisco, Antioch and Oakley – to allow backyard hens, was ironic, Ludlow said after the meeting. “You would think that Brentwood, of all the cities, would (allow chickens) too.” Ludlow, who sported a T-shirt with a picture of a chicken and the words “My pet makes me breakfast,” acknowledged that chicken-keeping does raise valid concerns, but as with any pets, “they are almost always addressed by proper husbandry.” He vowed to provide assistance to the group, which planned to pursue a ballot measure. “We’re just going to keep at it,” said Van Hook. “I feel like we have the support of the people, and of the committees. We don’t want to just let this die.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

1978’s Proposition 18, which established revenue percentages when area fire protection was provided primarily by part-time volunteers. Since falling property tax revenues will continue to exacerbate the problem, additional revenue sources will be needed. A parcel tax is one possibility, as is a possible user fee paid by the insurance companies of out-of-area people who receive services at the scene of a traffic accident. According to District III Supervisor Mary Piepho, who along with District V Supervisor Federal Glover was on hand

to kick off the inaugural meeting, addressing the problems at the local level instead of from Martinez will be helpful: “Downhome leadership and ability is going to serve this district very well,” said Piepho. Glover said that the shift to local control was not, as some have claimed, simply a case of the county dumping a financial problem on locals. “We are handing this off because we have heard the cry of the people for local control,” he said. “I believe (district residents) will be better served.” The directors – Vice Mayor Stonebarg-

er, Mayor Bob Taylor and councilmen Chris Becnel and Bob Brockman from Brentwood; Mayor Anderson, Vice Mayor Jim Frazier and Councilman Romick of Oakley; plus Bethel Island’s Kenny and Discovery Bay’s Chris Finetti – will get a close-up look at the district facilities and begin considering priorities at a traveling workshop on Feb. 27, visiting each station and observing some of the district’s 250-square-mile coverage area. The board plans to begin meeting in Oakley on the first Monday of the month. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0064921 Title Order No. 08-8235881 Investor/Insurer No. 4000162909 APN No. 094-264-002-0 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/20/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: FERMIN C TORRALBA III AND MARY ANN C. TORRALBA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 07/20/2004 and recorded 07/29/04, as Instrument No.

2004-0292133-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/12/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2229 RIDGECREST WAY,

PITTSBURG, CA, 94565. 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 $382,594.90. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or

savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 09/20/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s

Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3445741 02/12/2010, 02/19/2010, 02/26/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: February 12, 19, 26, 2010

THE FOREGOING ORDINANCE was introduced with the first reading waived at a regular meeting of the Brentwood City Council on the 26th day of January, 2010, by the following vote: AYES: Councilmembers Becnel, Brockman, Richey, Taylor NOES: None ABSENT: Stonebarger ABSTAIN: None And was adopted at a regular meeting of the Brentwood City Council on the 9th day of February 2010, by the following vote: AYES: Councilmembers Becnel, Brockman, Richey, Stonebarger, Taylor NOES: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

/s/_______________________ Robert Taylor Mayor ATTEST: /s/_______________________ Cynthia Garcia, CMC Assistant City Clerk The above is a summary of the major highlights of the ordinance; reading the ordinance in its entirety may be necessary to obtain a full understating of all changes. A copy of the full text of the ordinance is on file and may be read in the City Clerk’s office located at 708 Third Street, Brentwood, and/or a copy may be obtained from that office based on the City’s actual cost for duplicating. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: February 12, 2010

SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 878 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING A REZONE (RZ 09-08) TO AMEND CHAPTERS 17.210, 17.220, 17.230 AND 17.240 OF THE BRENTWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE BY ADDING A PROVISION AUTHORIZING THE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT PROCEDURE FOR THOSE USES NOT SPECIFICALLY IDENTIFIED AS BEING CONDITIONALLY PERMITTED.


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Patriots outshoot, outlast Falcons by Kenny Lee Correspondent

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It looks like head of a Patriot player has become a basketball, which Freedom’s Leontae Thomas (24) is looking to pass.

Good basketball requires athletic talent, disciplined intelligence and selflessness. When these are combined with pride, determination and a healthy dose of spirited competitiveness, the result can be terrific basketball. That was the case Friday night as the Heritage Patriots pulled away from the Freedom Falcons to capture a 58-44 BVAL victory before a raucous crowd at Patriots Gymnasium. From the opening tipoff it was apparent that this would be a hard-fought battle. The Falcons spread the wealth on offense and applied full-court pressure on defense. Freedom junior Andrew Garner put the Falcons on the board first with a medium-range jumper. The Patriots’ patience on offense paid off when they worked the ball around the perimeter and senior Sean Packard found a cutting Kevin Harrity for a layup. After a classic up-andunder move by Harrity, the teams traded baskets until Garner drove the left baseline for a bucket at the buzzer, tying the game at 11. The second quarter began inauspiciously, as Falcon senior Nick Blount was called for a technical foul before the ball was even put in play, much to the confusion of all and consternation of Freedom fans. Packard made both free throws, igniting a 10-0 Patriot run that included two three-pointers by senior Mark Winthrop. After Falcon coach Drew Torres called a timeout, Freedom senior Bryan Berry drilled a three of his own to get the birds back on track. The action went back and forth the remainder of the period, and at halftime, the Patriots led 27-18. The third quarter was fought at a furious pace. Freedom further tightened its defense and scored seven straight to start the frame. Blount drove baseline for a layup, and senior A.J. Monticello picked Packard’s pocket for another. After a free throw by Garner, Monticello

stole an errant pass and fed Garner, who was fouled as he made the bunny, pulling the Falcons within two at 2725 with 5:28 remaining. Patriot coach Pat Cruickshank called a timeout to calm down his squad and the boisterous Falcon fans. The timeout was a good decision, as Heritage went on a 6-0 run led by senior Meniru Ofodu, who grabbed the rebound of Garner’s missed free throw and fed Winthrop for a short jumper. Ofodu blocked a shot, leading to a Packard basket, then stole a pass that allowed teammate Dorian Hardy to score and boost the Patriot lead back to eight at 33-25. The tempo of the game increased as both squads started to find the range. Monticello hit a jumper but Harrity countered with a trey and a layup off a Winthrop bounce pass. Garner found Blount for a jumper in the paint, Packard nailed a three from the top of the key and Freedom junior Darrell Greene scored on an impressive power move in the post. Both teams ignored the shot clock as a combined 19 points were scored in the final four minutes of the quarter. When the dust settled ending the third, the Patriots held a 46-36 lead. Heritage senior Brian Cruickshank knocked down two from the charity stripe and a turnaround jumper in the paint to start the fourth, which prompted an immediate timeout from coach Torres. However, the Falcon foul count was mounting, which put a crimp in its defensive effort. Greene, Blount and senior Wallace Johnson scored consecutive baskets to draw Freedom to within 50-42. But that was as close as the Falcons would come. The Patriots used a spread offense to take time off the clock, and the Falcons were forced to foul or gamble for steals. Harrity scored a game-high 24 points, and Winthrop added 13 for the Patriots, including three trifectas. Blount paced the Falcons with 11, followed by Greene with 10. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Fouls lead to blowout by Michael Dixon Correspondent Deer Valley’s girls basketball team took advantage of early Liberty foul trouble to handily defeat the Lady Lions 65-30 in front of a sparse yet lively Wolverine crowd on Friday. Deer Valley’s star guard Raven Fox got the scoring started with a three pointer – the only trey either team would sink the whole night. Fox then got the Wolverines off to an even stronger start, scoring 11 points in the opening quarter, including the first eight points of the game. She wound up leading all scorers with 18. Liberty’s star center Corinne Costa recorded a triple double, netting 16 points and dominating the paint with 11 rebounds and 11 blocks. But after Costa, there was a significant drop off in Liberty’s production – its next best scorer was Erica Williams, who scored only six. The Lions were hurt by early foul trouble, especially on the part of power forward/center Bernadette Fong – trouble that kept her and her 10-points-per-game average on the bench for most of the night. Costa was left alone in the paint to pick up the easy baskets for Liberty as Fong netted only two points. Fong was not the only Lady Lion to get into foul trouble, as Deer Valley reached the first half double bonus of 10 fouls in the first quarter alone. Deer Valley executed a much more balanced attack, placing three scorers in double digits. Mia Roseboro netted 15 points and Imana Samuels scored 10. Deer Valley never trailed, but the game didn’t become a full-fledged blowout until the second half, when the Wolverines outscored the Lions 33-10, including a devastating 23-3 final quarter. When asked about the deciding factor, Wolverine Coach Lindsay Wisely said, “Defense. I think we had a traditional

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Liberty’s Bernadette Fong (53) gets ready to block a shot in a loss to Deer Valley Friday. Deer Valley defense. It was in your face; it was lots of pressure. We stuck to the game plan and it proved to be successful for us. Every day we’re getting better. All of them are such students of the game; I think we are trying to improve every facet in every practice. The work ethic is ‘one through 13’; every single player is phenomenal about working.” Liberty traveled to Antioch on Tuesday and hosted Freedom on Thursday. Deer Valley traveled to Heritage. Tonight, Feb. 12 Deer Valley hosts Antioch. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Lion QBs at Rose Bowl Two Liberty High School quarterbacks have been invited to compete in the 2010 Dreammaker Quarterback Showcase to be held Feb. 26 and 27 at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasedena. Devyn Parsons and Cody Suckow will be testing their quarterback skills against California’s best high school quarterbacks in ESPN’s search

for the 2011 season’s top college prospects. Competitors will be ranked by scouts from ESPN, Scouts.com and Under Armor. The competition features an accuracy challenge, pocket presence drill, QB obstacle course, long-distance toss, player interviews and other challenges.

Brentwood offers tennis Whether you’re looking for lessons for your 5-year-old or want to hone your skills as an intermediate player, the Brentwood Parks and Recreation Department has the right class for you. New classes, taught by tennis pro Sandi Johnston from Future Stars 2000’s, begin every month. Beginner and intermediate classes (tots, ages 4-7; juniors, 8-12; and teens/

Champs from page 4B of running up and down a soccer field kicking, heading and body-bumping the ball to get to the championship game. And that game was no free kick by any means. The Crush fields some of the best players from several teams in the Tracy area. Fachner’s daughter Rebecca scored the game’s first goal in the first 10 minutes. But the Crush came back with two scores in the next six minutes to go up 2-1. Synergy’s Ashley Martin tied it up right before the half. Then the Crush took the lead again five minutes into the second half. A few minutes later, though, Synergy’s Jasmine Partida tied it again. The teams fought

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furiously until, with about seven minutes left, Synergy’s Gabby Ortega put it away. “The girls had to fight,” said Fachner. “There was a lot of shots on goal. Our keeper, Brianna Bridges, did an outstanding job. She blocked a lot of balls for us and we held on to win the championship.” Playing on a competitive team like Synergy is almost vital if a young player hopes to excel in high school soccer, according to Fachner. The team is now gearing up for its outdoor season, which starts next month, and is looking for more players. Registration costs $280 and uniforms $140. For more information, call Fachner at 925-642-8574.

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Heritage from page 1B “Last week it was tough when the news broke as far as his charges went and stuff. Administration spoke to them about it, spoke to the parents. I think all in all as a unit the whole program is coming together as one. It’s hard on everybody. It’s hard on me – I coached with him for three years. I think they are looking more past that. This (season) was something that was started by him, and they are going to finish strong.” Asked whether Price will be coming back to coach, Caban said, “I don’t know what’s going on with that. Whatever is posted in the news is all I really know. I’m the interim head coach. I’ll finish off the season with the girls and we’ll see what happens next season.” Caban’s daughter, Kiana, led all scorers with 16 points, 12 of which came on

Miles from page 1B just play and show up. The hard work is the important thing, and that’s what he teaches.” They decided to keep the camp small – just four players from each of the five local high schools were invited – in order to provide more personal coaching. “He wanted to run a camp that was a functional camp,” said Houston. “It’s easy to throw a camp together and have 300 kids at it – and 280 of them are standing around. That was really the purpose: for him to spend some good quality time and give back to the local kids.

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four three-point shots. “She’s had a really good career here at Heritage,” said the coach. “She was the only freshman the inaugural varsity year to play. She’s played four years here and started just about every game. But besides her success, this is a team sport. No one person can carry the team. I have to give credit to the people who support her and support one another.” Heritage was in command from the opening tip, which was won by Caban, who promptly converted it into a threepoint bucket just eight seconds into the game. The Patriots led by four at the end of the first quarter and by 12 at the half. It looked like the Panthers might get back in the game in the third quarter when several starters, including Caban, sat out much of the period due to foul trouble and the coach’s desire to get

more playing time for his backups. Antioch had closed the gap to seven points when Heritage’s Jenny Cyganowski nailed a sweet reverse layup followed by a three-pointer followed by a steal that she fed to Khyia Slone for an easy layup. The Patriots led by 11 at the end of the third quarter. They put the hammer down when the starters returned in the final frame, holding Antioch to just three points and winning 56-31. It would likely have been even more lopsided had Campbell been able to play and pop in several trademark threes along with her deadly free throw shooting. She’ll be out for two more weeks, said Caban, adding, “We can’t wait to get her back, especially in the postseason.” Even if Caban and other players hadn’t gotten into foul trouble, the coach would have found a way to get his bench

into the game. “Knowing that we have a good chance to go deep into the NCS playoffs, it was really important for all of the girls to get some court time,” he said. “Because we’re going to need all 11 girls from the bench to make a hard push. We had key players foul out (in the first game against Antioch). We had players that just weren’t stepping up to fill those shoes. Now they are understanding that it’s important that everyone, once they get on the court, contributes when they are on the court.” Heritage hosts Pittsburg tonight, Feb. 12. On Tuesday, Feb. 16 the Patriots will be looking for revenge in an away game at Liberty, which has beaten them twice by four points. Antioch visits Deer Valley tonight and visits Freedom on Tuesday. All games tip off at 7 p.m. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

“Every time someone like this wants to put something together and other people get involved, it turns into a $300 (charge per person) day. We wanted to keep it free. Aaron wanted to keep it free too. It was important to him to give back to the kids and let them see the kind of work that he puts in to be where he is. So it all worked out.” Miles discussed strategy at the plate, including the need to wait for your pitch and try to hit the pitch where it’s thrown: outside pitches to the opposite field, down-the-middle pitches back up the middle or into the gaps and inside pitches

get pulled. In the previous week with the younger kids he discussed how to break out of a slump. “A lot of times you’ve got to take the pressure off of yourself by not trying so hard,” he said. “Sometimes less is more. The big thing is go to the batting cage and work on it. But you got to try to relax and try to not do too much. Just relax and tell yourself you’re confident. “We have highlight tapes and can pull up videos of us doing good, which always helps. When you’re going bad, all you can think about is how you’ve been going. It’s a little discouraging.

“That’s when you have the tapes and remember when you got those base hits or a home run and think in a positive frame of mind. It does wonders for your psyche and how you’re going to go about the next at bat. You say, ‘Hey, you’re the same person and you can do it.’” A lot of East County folks will be rooting for Miles to make a comeback this year from last season’s slump. Unfortunately, they won’t be able to watch him as an Oakland Athletic. But Houston said Miles believes he might have a better opportunity career-wise in Cincinnati. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Eating healthy – make it a wrap We all know we should practice a healthy diet. But too many of us believe that healthy food can’t taste good and satisfy our hunger. These are common misconceptions that lead to poor food decisions. It is absolutely possible to serve wholesome, delicious and filling dishes. It all starts with choosing foods with the right ingredients. When grocery shopping: 1. Read the ingredients list first. If an ingredient is at the top of the list, there is relatively more of it. Steer clear of artificial additives, which are typically unhealthy. For example, high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), monosodium glutamate (MSG), autolyzed yeast extract (AYE) and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) are all ingredients you want to avoid. 2. Review the nutrition facts and note the daily-value (DV) percentage per

serving listed next to each nutrient. Daily values are the recommended amount of nutrients you should get every day. Limit foods that are high in fat, saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium by looking for a lower percent of DV. Choose instead foods with a higher percent of DV for fiber, vitamins and minerals. 3. Visit the frozen food section. Some frozen foods have been frozen at the peak of freshness to protect their nutritional benefits, which means they deliver just as much nutritional value as – or more than – fresh products. When planning a weekly menu, use recipes that make the most of wholesome ingredients. This no-fuss recipe starts with Contessa Frozen Convenience Meals, letting you serve up fabulous meals that don’t compromise on flavor. Serve them as-is or get creative. – Courtesy of Family Features

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Rocky Mountain tribute The music of the late John Denver is like an old friend, outlasting trends and standing the test of time. Join acclaimed performer Jim Curry for a tribute to the music of one of the most beloved singer/songwriters ever to grace the stage. Antioch’s El Campanil Theatre presents Jim Curry – the Music of John Denver on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. Curry, whose voice was heard in the CBS-TV movie “Take Me Home: The John Denver Story,” has performed Denver’s music in soldout shows throughout the nation and has emerged as today’s top performer of Denver’s vast legacy of multi-platinum hits. Curry’s uncanny ability to mirror Denver’s voice and clean-cut look takes the audience back to the time when “Rocky Mountain High,” “Sunshine,” “Calypso” and “Annie’s Song” topped the charts, and his music communicated a heartfelt caring for the earth and each other. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors (62 and older), $10 for youth, and $35 for Gold Circle (first three rows). For tickets and information, call 925-757-9500 or visit www.elcampaniltheatre.com. The El Campanil Theatre is located at 602 W. Second St.

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band comes to El Campanil The Preservation Hall Jazz Band (PHJB), based in New Orleans – the birthplace of jazz – will make its only Northern California appearance of the year at Antioch’s historic El Campanil Theatre on Saturday, March 6 at 8 p.m. The PHJB launched its touring career in 1963, and many of its charter members performed with early-20thcentury pioneers of jazz, including Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong and Bunk Johnson. The PHJB performs hundreds of concerts annually in major cities around the world. A major component of the band’s mission is to share the living musical traditions of New Orleans – through master classes and student performances – with young audiences the the world over. The PHJB concert at El Campanil is sponsored in part by a grant from the Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation and the support of the Antioch Music Foundation. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the ticket office, 604 W. Second St., Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and one hour before showtime. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $15 for youth. There is no service charge for tickets purchased at the ticket office, but a $2 service charge per order (not per ticket) will be added to tickets purchased by phone. Call 925-757-9500. Due to educational emphasis of PHJB, music teachers who attend the concert with their students are eligible for the $15 ticket price if they call the ticket office. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.elcampaniltheatre. com by clicking on the Buy Tickets link.

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Rec classes ready for you Registration is underway for the City of Oakley’s latest recreation classes: • Ballroom Dancing – Learn the fox trot, waltz and East Coast swing for pleasure, special occasions or holidays. Couples are recommended but not required. The session runs Thursdays, Feb. 25 through April 1 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The fee is $30 for residents; $40 for non-residents. • Ballet and Tap Class – Designed for children 3 and older, beginners and returning students, the class cov-

ers specific ballet movements and techniques. Sessions run Mondays, March 1 through April 5. For specific times, call the Recreation Division at 925-625-7041. The fee is $36 for residents; $46 for non-residents. • Aikido – For age 6 and older. Aikido is a traditional non-violent, Japanese martial art discipline that encourages cooperation, respect and self-discipline. Sessions run Thursdays, Feb. 18 through Mar. 25. The fee is $35 for residents; $45 for nonresidents.

Roll out the barrels Tamayo Family Vineyards will hold its first public barrel tasting and release party on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Co. Co. County Wine Company, 633 First St. in Brentwood. The event is free and open to the public. The event will feature music, food from a local restaurant, tastings of the new releases of Bailey Viognier, J Jaden Port, Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands, and a barrel tasting of a selected item from the outstanding 2009 harvest. The event is limited to 150 consumers, and reservations are required. For more information, or to make a reservation, call 925-240-0862.

• Karate – Classes are provided for two divisions – children 3 to 13, and 13 and older. Participants learn discipline and respect for themselves and others in a fun, safe environment. The class meets Mondays and Wednesdays, February 22 through March 31– children from 5 to 6 p.m.; adults from 6 to 7 p.m. The fee is $60 for residents; $70 for nonresidents. Space is limited, so register early. Visit City Hall, 3231 Main St., or call 925-625-7041.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Brentwood will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on February 23, 2010, to consider the following matter: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AUTHORIZING: (1) THE ACCEPTANCE OF GRANT MONIES FROM THE STATE CITIZENS OPTION FOR PUBLIC SAFETY (COPS) PROGRAM; (2) THE EXPENDITURE OF THE FUNDS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES; AND (3) THE CHIEF OF POLICE TO SIGN ANY DOCUMENTS NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THE GRANT. Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 101B Sand Creek Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. Further information may be obtained from City Hall, 708 Third Street, Brentwood, California 94513, (925) 516-5400. If you challenge the City Council’s action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Dated: February 1, 2010 /s/________________________ Margaret Wimberly, CMC City Clerk Publish: February 12, 2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: February 12, 2010

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Signature of registrant: Adryon Ketcham, Owner, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 5, 2010 By: Marilyn A. Myers, Deputy Expires: January 5, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000301-00 The name of the business (es): Professional Office Team Located at: 72 Moore Court In: San Ramon, CA 94583 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Trina Dilsaver, 72 Moore Court, San Ramon, CA 94583; Sharon Haworth, 2040 Great Meadow Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Co-Partners The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Trina Dilsaver/Sharon Haworth This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 13, 2010 By: Mary Imbrie, Deputy Expires: January 13, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000105-00 The name of the business (es): Norman Hill Properties; NHP Located at: 1033 Springfield Drive In: Walnut Creek, CA 94598 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Michael John Hill; Rita Rahil Norman, 1033 Springfield Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. This business is conducted by: Co-Partners The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Michael J. Hill This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 6, 2010 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: January 6, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000153-00 The name of the business (es): Asset Solutions & Restoration Located at: 955 Whitehall Lane In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Joah Widman, 955 Whitehall Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Joah Widman This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 7, 2010 By: Mary Imbrie, Deputy Expires: January 7, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000309-00 The name of the business (es): THE COUNTERTOP STUDIO Located at: 3850 BALFOUR ROAD, SUITE M In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513, Mailing: 3670 CONCORD AVENUE, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): ELIZABETH LEILANI MOORE, 3670 CONCORD AVENUE, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Elizabeth Leilani Moore This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 13, 2010 By: P. Cornelius, Deputy Expires: January 13, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 12, 19, 26, March 5, 2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000336-00 The name of the business (es): Osmi’s Flowers & Gifts Located at: 6945 Lone Tree Way In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Oscar Hernandez, 1590 Dawnview Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/14/10. Signature of registrant: Oscar Hernandez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 14, 2010 By: L. Barajas, Deputy Expires: January 14, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000346-00 The name of the business (es): Dos Amigos Landscape Located at: 1541 Tule Lane In: Knightsen, CA 94548 Mailing: P.O. Box 228, Knightsen, CA 94548 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Orwood Recycling, LLC, 4251 Orwood Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Kristin Gallego (Presdient) This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 14, 2010 By: Mary Imbrie, Deputy Expires: January 14, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000389-00 The name of the business (es): ForeclosureRadar, Inc. Located at: 14850 Highway 4, #290 In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): ACUREO, INC., 14840 Highway 4, Suite #290, Discovery Bay, CA 94505 This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/1/09. Signature of registrant: Sean O’Toole, CEO This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 15, 2010 By: L. Barajas, Deputy Expires: January 15, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000308-00 The name of the business (es): INTERIOR COMMERCIAL INSTALLATIONS Located at: 3670 CONCORD AVENUE In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): ELIZABETH LEILANI MOORE, 3670 CONCORD AVENUE, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Elizabeth Leilani Moore This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: Januiary 13, 2010 By: P. Cornelius, Deputy Expires: January 13, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 12, 19, 26, March 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000401-00 The name of the business (es): L & S ATM Located at: 1700 Botelho Drive, #408 In: Walnut Creek, CA 94596 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Youngdae Kim, 1700 Botelho Drive, #408, Walnut Creek, CA 94596. 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: Youngdae Kim This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 19, 2010 By: Marilyn A. Myers, Deputy Expires: January 19, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000312-00 The name of the business (es): Happy Paws Dog Walking; Greater Water Awareness Located at: 891 Blossom Drive In: Brentwood, CA Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Garrett Wagner, 891 Blossom Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Garrett Wagner This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 13, 2010 By: Dancia Cox, Deputy Expires: January 13, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000675-00 The name of the business (es): Foreclosure Stoppers; The Foreclosure Stoppers Located at: 2468 Majestic Lane In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Mailing: P. O. Box 523, Byron, CA 94514 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Cathy Cross, 470 Coletas Way, Byron, CA 94514; Todd Chambers, 2468 Majestic Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513; Patrick Gallagher, 470 Coletas Way, Byron, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: Co- Partners The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 11/16/- 09. Signature of registrant: Patrick Gallagher This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 28, 2010 By: L. Barajas, Deputy Expires: January 28, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000421-00 The name of the business (es): Creative Energy Concepts Located at: 5411 Azure Court In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jo Ann Bischof, 5411 Azure Court, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/19/10. Signature of registrant: Jo Ann Bischof This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 19, 2010 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: January 19, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000436-00 The name of the business (es): World of Travel Located at: 1815 Surfside Court In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Dolores L. Aguirre, 1815 Surfside Court, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Dolores L. Aguirre This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 19, 2010 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: January 19, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000533-00 The name of the business (es): ADS Wines Located at: 712 Bancroft Road, #463 In: Walnut Creek, CA 94598 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Tri-Star Marketing, Inc., 712 Bancroft Road, #463, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. 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: Anthony Scotto This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 22, 2010 By: Pamela A. Rails, Deputy Expires: January 22, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000579-00 The name of the business (es): POSCON TRADING COMPANY Located at: 30 Jib Court In: Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Hyun Sug Kim, 30 Jib Court, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. 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: Hyun Sug Kim This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on:January 25, 2010 By: Marilyn A. Myers, Deputy Expires: January 25, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000637-00 The name of the business (es): SESSANT CONSULTING Located at: 1230 ACACIA COURT In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): RODNEY PETTIS, 1230 ACACIA 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: 1/27/10. Signature of registrant: Rodney Pettis This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 27, 2010 By: Pamela A. Ralls, Deputy Expires: January 27, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000409-00 The name of the business (es): Silver Skillet Restaurant Located at: 8300 Brentwood Boulevard, #A In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Maribel Gonzalez, 756 Campanello Way, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Maribel Gonzalez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 19, 2010 By: Mary Imbrie, Deputy Expires: January 19, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 12, 19, 26, March 5, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0079954 Title Order No. 09-8225854 Investor/Insurer No. 177165684 APN No. 034-160- 097-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/27/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: DAVID B REDDING AND GLORIA I REDDING, dated 07/27/2007 and recorded 08/01/07, as Instrument No. 2007-0220870-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/05/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described

below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 12 RED BARN COURT, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $402,746.50. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 09/- 05/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3430425 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010, 02/19/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 2010

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: 01/- 14/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3435213 02/12/2010, 02/19/2010, 02/26/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 12, 19, 26, 2010

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: 89 ENES AVENUE, BAY POINT, CA, 94565. 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 $437,454.19. 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: 11/- 09/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3436194 02/05/2010, 02/- 12/2010, 02/19/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 2010

LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE TO CREDITORS CHARLES R. RAUCH, State Bar No. 176163, GARRY COHEN, State Bar No. 177859, GRATHWOHL, RAUCH & COHEN PC, 100 Marine Parkway, Suite 305, Redwood City, CA 94065 Telephone (650) 592-8600, Fax (650) 592-2019 Attorney for Trustee Chester Moore IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA PRO MSP10-00120 IN RE: THE EMMA BLACK TRUST CREATED OCTOBER 20, 2009 BY: EMMA BLACK, DECEDENT Notice is hereby given on the creditors and contingent creditors of the above-named decedent, that all persons having claims against the decedent are required to file them with the Superior Court, at 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94063 and mail a copy to Chester Moore as trustee of the Emma Black Trust dated October 20, 2009 which the Decedent was a settlor. Decedent’s address was 2514 Taylor Way, Antioch, California. A copy of the claim should be mailed to the trustee at 100 Marine Parkway, Suite 305, Redwood City, CA 94065. Claims must be filed within the later of four months after date of publication, or, if notice is mailed or personally delivered to you, 60 days after the date this notice is mailed to or personally delivered to you, or you must pettion to file a late claim as provided in Probate Code Section 19103. A claim form may be obtained from the court clerk. For your protection, you are encouraged to file your claim by certified mail, with return receipt requested. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000404-00 The name of the business (es): C F Enterprises Located at: 714 Arbor Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Christine Finn, 714 Arbor Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Christine Finn This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 19, 2010 By: Marilyn A. Myers, Deputy Expires: January 19, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000004-00 The name of the business (es): Pursuits Of Happiness Located at: 2430 Palm Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Francene DuPre and George DuPre, 2430 Palm Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/1/10. Signature of registrant: Francene DuPre This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 4, 2010 By: Mary Imbrie, Deputy Expires: January 4, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000162-00 The name of the business (es): Property Innovations Located at: 1679 Greenyard Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Mailing: P.O. Box1358, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Mary Ann Puppo and Dennis Puppo, 1679 Greenyard Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Dennis Puppo This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 8, 2010 By: Marilyn A. Myers, Deputy Expires: January 8, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000739-00 The name of the business (es): Green Carpet Clean; Delta Daycare Located at: 2564 Crescent Way In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jesus Horn, 2564 Crescent Way, 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: Jesus Horn This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 1, 2010 By: Mary Imbrie, Deputy Expires: February 1, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 12, 19, 26, March 5, 2010 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control,1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: January 26, 2010 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: GEE KING WAH KAY The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 8383 LONE TREE WAY BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Type of license(s) Applied for: 41-ON-SALE BEER AND WINEEATING PLACE Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: February 5, 12, 19, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0150455 Title Order No. 09-8453407 Investor/Insurer No. 1701967346 APN No. 037- 480-025-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/11/2006. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JOSE DE JESUS TAPIA AND PATRICIA TAPIA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 08/11/2006 and recorded 08/23/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0267124-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/12/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 21 SNOWY EGRET CT, OAKLEY, CA, 945611679. 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 $450,263.40.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0131910 Title Order No. 09-8391774 Investor/Insurer No. 110976578 APN No. 053-530- 007-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/03/2005. 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: KATHRYN BOWMAN, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 08/03/2005 and recorded 08/11/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0301297-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/26/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2316 CRYSTAL COURT, ANTIOCH, CA, 945318949. 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 $748,981.11. 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/- 09/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3424609 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0083503 Title Order No. 08-8307986 Investor/Insurer No. 1705084801 APN No. 097-301- 002-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/30/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: HAMIDOU KABORE, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, AND AKEYAYA JOHNSON, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, AS TENANTS IN COMMON, dated 08/30/2007 and recorded 09/19/- 07, as Instrument No. 2007- 0263795-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/05/2010 at 10:00AM, At

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F#0000614-00 The name of the business (es): Access Capital Company, Inc. Located at: 476 Pecan Place In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Access Capital Company, Inc., 476 Pecan Place, 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: Lenore J. Thielen, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 26, 2010 By: Mary Imbrie, Deputy Expires: January 26, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000888-00 The name of the business (es): D & S MIND, BODY, SOUL Located at: 2880 SPANISH BAY DRIVE In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): DIANE L. NOBLE, 2880 SPANISH BAY, 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: Diane L. Noble This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 5, 2010 By: Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires: February 5, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 12, 19, 26, March 5, 2010 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control,1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: January 27, 2010 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: KULLING ALAN KEITH KULLING SHERYL ANN The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 14870 HWY 4, SUITE A DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94505- 2238 Type of license(s) Applied for: 41-ON-SALE BEER AND WINE EATING PLACE Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date(s): February 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000803-00 The name of the business (es): Cal Tech Enviro Pest Management Located at: 2444 Berkshire Lane In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Mailing: P.O. Box 4635, Antioch, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): BCAM Corporation, 2444 Berkeshire Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513 California. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 4/8/98. Signature of registrant: Robert Gonzaga, Jr. President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: February 2, 2010 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: February 2, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 12, 19, 26, March 5, 2010


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NOTICE OF SUMMONS CASE NO. CV09-6646GAF(CWx) UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA California Ironworkers Field Pension Trust; California Ironworkers Field Welfare Plan; California Field Iron Worker Vacation Trust Fund; et al. Plaintiffs, v. C & F Alamillo Steel, a California partnership, aka C & F Alamillo Concrete & Rebar; et al. Defendants. TO: DEFENDANT(S): C & F ALAMILLO STEEL, a California partnership, aka C & F CONCRETE & REBAR, et al. A lawsuit has been filed against you. Within 20 days after service of this summons on you (not counting the day you received it), you must serve on the plaintiff an answer to the ORDER ALLOWING SERVICE BY PUBLICATION amended complaint or a motion under Rule 12 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The answer or motion must be served on the plaintiff’s attorney, Kerry K. Fennelly, Esq., whose address is: 3444 Camino del Rio North, Suite 106, San Diego, CA 92108. If you fail to do so, judgment by default will be entered against you for the releif demanded in the complaint. You also must file your answer or motion with the court. Clerk, U.S. District Court By: Natalie Nongria(sp), Deputy Clerk Dated: September 14, 2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 12, 19, 26, March 5, 2010

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. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $477,255.19 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 24 PUFFIN CIRCLE OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 037-480-016 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55.DATE: 02-08-2010 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259- 7850 or www. fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3415272 02/12/2010, 02/- 19/2010, 02/26/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 12, 19, 26, 2010

INC., Trustee By: Fidelity National Title Company, its agent _17592 E. 17th Street, Suite 300, Tustin, CA 92780, 714508- 5100 By: Juan Enriquez Authorized Signature The mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.52(c) declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent has obtained an exemption from the state regulator that is current and valid and the additional 90 day period does not apply. This loan servicer has implemented a comprehensive loan modification program that meets the requirements of civil code section California Civil Code 2923.53. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in Civil Code 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52. Fidelity National Title Company, as Agent for the mortgage loan servicer as defined under California Civil Code section 2923.53 (k)(3) By: Juan Enriquez Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www. lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714259-7850 ASAP# 3423724 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010

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: 454 SILVERWOOD ST, BRENTWOOD, CA, 945135509. 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 $388,630.18. 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: 01/- 14/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3441875 02/12/2010, 02/19/2010, 02/26/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 12, 19, 26, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: CHRISTINA ATANASSOVA CHOPOVA, 65 Donegal Way, Unit B, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: CHRISTINA ATANASSOVA CHOPOVA FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N10-0097 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Christina Atanassova Chopova filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Christina Atanassova Chopova to Proposed Name: Christina Chopova Van Ness 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 3/19/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: January 22, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: SARA BRUNTON, 2400 DIABLO AVENUE, ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Prepared by: DENISE FAMILY LAW AND DIVORCE DOCUMENT ASSISTANCE, 1215 PINE ST., MARTINEZ, CA 94553 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: SARA BRUNTON FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N10-0111 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: SARA BRUNTON filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. ANTONIO ROBERTO SAMPSON PANDO III to Proposed Name: ANTONIO SAMPSON BRUNTON 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 3/22/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS b. NOTICE TO BIOLOGICAL FATHER IS HEREBY DISPENSED WITH Date: January 25, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Debbie and Kevin DuPre, 665 Armstrong Way, Brentwood, CA 94513 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Debbie and Kevin DuPre FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N10-0153 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Debbie and Kevin DuPre

filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Tierra Marie Moncada to Proposed Name: Tierra Marie DuPre 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 3/26/10 Time: 9:00 a. m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS b. Biological Mother is to be served. Date: January 27, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 12, 19, 26, March 5, 2010 SUMMONS (Family Law) NOTICE TO RESPONDENT: ELIZABETH ARMIJO POMMIER YOU ARE BEING SUED Petitioner’s Name is:PAUL POMMIER CASE NUMBER: D09-05058 You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (FL-120 or FL-123) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. If you want legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services Web site (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), or by contacting your local county bar association. NOTICE: The restraining orders on Page 2 are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. NOTE: If a judgment or support order is entered, the court may order you to pay all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for yourself or for the other party. If this happens, the party ordered to pay fees shall be given notice and an opportunity to request a hearing to set aside the order to pay waived court fees. CASE NUMBER: D09-05058 1. The name and address of the court are: SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA-COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 751 PINE STREET, P.0. BOX 911, MARTINEZ, CA 94553 2. The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: PAUL POMMIER(IN PRO-PER) 1370 PARADISE DRIVE MARTINEZ, CA 94553 Prepared by: DENISE FAMILY LAW AND DIVORCE DOCUMENT ASSISTANCE, 1215 PINE STREET, MARTINEZ, CA 94553 L.D.A. - C.C.CTY. (925) 2295460 DATE: October 30, 2009 Clerk, by: C Gray, Deputy NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are serveda. as an individual Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Published: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-324996-CL Order # 282454 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/29/2006. 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. 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): COLETTE KINLEY AND KELLY KINLEY, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 7/12/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0219389-00 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/- 4/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $480,052.10 The purported property address is: 4726 APPALOOSA CT ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessors Parcel No. 053-470-005 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street

address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Aurora Loan Services 10350 Park Meadows Dr. Littleton CO 80124 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 2/11/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3433377 02/- 12/2010, 02/19/2010, 02/26/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: February 12, 19, 26, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-230906-C Loan No. 0307713745 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/21/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: KEVIN D. ACKERMAN Recorded 7/31/- 2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0240225-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 2/26/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 701 THOMPSONS DR BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 APN #: 017450-005 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $742,133.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 1/26/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3410324 02/- 05/2010, 02/12/2010, 02/19/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME AND GENDER PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Ronald Javier Manalo, 2129 Abbot Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 45 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565 BRANCH NAME: Pittsburg Superior Court PETITION OF: Ronald Javier Manalo FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF

NAME AND GENDER N10-0091 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Ronald Javier Manalo (AKA) Marjorie Javier Manalo has filed a petition with this court for a decree changing petitioner’s name to: Marjorie Manalo 2. Petitioner has also filed a petition for a decree changing petitioner’s gender from male to female and for the issuance of a new birth certificate reflecting the gender and name changes. 3. 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 should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 3/18/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 4. 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: January 21, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 12, 19, 26, March 5, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-226738-C Loan No. 7471599647 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/18/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: SAIMA KHAN, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded 1/31/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0030299- 00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:3/5/ 2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 23 MADRID LANE ANTIOCH, CA 94509 APN #: 076-580-113-9 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $225,528.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 2/1/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3435430 02/- 12/2010, 02/19/2010, 02/26/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: February 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000686-00 The name of the business (es): ORALE ORALE Mexican Restaurant Located at: 5601 Lone Tree Way, Suite 150 In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Mailing: 181 Crawford Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Danny Aguilar, 181 Crawford Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/ A. Signature of registrant: Danny Aguilar This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 28, 2010 By: Pamela A. Ralls, Deputy Expires: January 28, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 12, 19, 26, March 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000718-00 The name of the business (es): WOODEN IT BE GREAT Located at: 1516 THISTLE COURT In: OAKLEY, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): ROCK M. HUDDLESTON, 1516 THISTLE COURT, OAKLEY, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: ROCK HUDDLESTON This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 29, 2010 By: Pamela A. Ralls, Deputy Expires: January 29, 2015 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 12, 19, 26, March 5, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 439716CA Loan No. 3011485731 Title Order No. 277476 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 02-07-2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 0305- 2010 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 02-142007, Book , Page , Instrument 20070045291- 00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: ALI NAMDAR AND SANDRA A. COOK, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 16, 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, ET AL, RECORDED JUNE 4, 1986, BOOK 12920, PAGE 773, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS; ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES BELOW A POINT 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO TAKE, REMOVE, MINE, PASS THROUGH AND DISPOSE OF ALL SAID 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 LAND OR RIGHTS IN/OR TO ANY PORTION

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 09-04983-6 CA Loan No. 0031136831 Title Order No. 090509739-CA-DCI APN 018-490-011 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED April 27, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On February 24, 2010, at 10:00 AM, at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA, Power Default Services, Inc., as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on May 10, 2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0147288- 00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CA , executed by: RODERICK Q. BALINGIT AND MARY ANNE V. BALINGIT, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2940 SIMBA PL, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee- s Sale is estimated to be $713,880.57 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary- s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier- s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee- s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: January 25, 2010 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES,

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-198733-C Loan No. 7427258835 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/28/2006. 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: JAMES E. MCCOY, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded 3/8/2006 as Instrument No. 20060071387-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 2/26/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 175 DAVIDSON COURT BRENTWOOD, California 94513 APN #: 010-550-028 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $512,604.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 1/26/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3426693 02/- 05/2010, 02/12/2010, 02/19/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0150372 Title Order No. 09-8-453339 Investor/Insurer No. 1698321978 APN No. 013- 390-068-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/18/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N. A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: KELVIN TA, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 03/18/- 2005 and recorded 04/19/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0136470-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/- 12/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1248147-02 APN: 037- 222-042 TRA: 19020 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx4742 REF: Jaramillo, Stephen IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED February 17, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On February 25, 2010, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded February 24, 2006, as Inst. No. 2006-0058101-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Stephen V Jaramillo An Unmarried Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’ s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5237 Ironwood Ln Oakley CA 94561- 1611 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: $371,816.38. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in civil code ‘a7 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to civil code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. the time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in civil code section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to civil code sections 2923.52. This California Declaration is made pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54 and is to be included with the Notice of Sale. I, Jaimee Gonzales, of Wachovia Mortgage, FSB (‘ Mortgage Loan Servicer’ ), declare under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of California, that the following is true and correct: The Mortgage Loan Servicer has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the accompanying notice of sale is filed AND The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Civil Code Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 7/22/09 Name of Signor: Jaimee Gonzales Title and/or Position: Vice President. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 5901221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: February 01, 2010. (R-287214 02/05/10, 02/12/10, 02/19/10) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 2010

covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: JACK W. INGRAHAM AND DANA M. INGRAHAM, HUSBAND AND WIFE Duly Appointed Trustee: NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION Recorded 06/13/- 2008 as Instrument No. 2008- 0132558-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California. Date of Sale: 03/04/- 2010 at 10:00 A.M. Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (Corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $391,776.15 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 503 SILVERSPUR LANE, OAKLEY, CA 94561 A.P.N.: 034-160032 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5(b} declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent has either contacted the borrower or tried with due diligence to contact the borrower as required by California Civil Code 2923.5. Regarding the property that is the subject of this Notice of Sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in California Civil Code Section 2923.53 (k) (3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this Notice of Sale is recorded. The timeframe for giving a Notice of Sale specified in Subdivision (a) Section 2923.52 does not apply to this Notice of Sale pursuant to California Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 02/10/2010 NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION 7720 N. 16th Street, Suite 300 Phoenix, AZ 85020 phone 602-264-6101 Sales Line 714-730-2727; Sales Website: www.ndscorp.com/sales Nichole Alford, TRUSTEE SALES REPRESENTATIVE ASAP# 3433417 02/12/2010, 02/19/2010, 02/26/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 12, 19, 26, 2010

pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. ETS Services, LLC Date: 1/20/2010 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3419224 01/- 29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 09-06097-6 . Loan No. 0031545684 Title Order No. 090761552CA-DCI APN 033- 060-024 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED January 5, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On February 25, 2010, at 10:00 AM, at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA, Power Default Services, Inc., as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on January 17, 2007, as Instrument No. 2007- 0014755-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CA , executed by: PATRICIA A. DEL ROSARIO AND CESAR DEL ROSARIO, WIFE AND HUSBAND., as Trustor, in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 17 GRAHAM 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 without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee- s Sale is estimated to be $575,800.26 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary- s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier- s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee- s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: February 3, 2010 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., Trustee By: Fidelity National Title Company, its agent _17592 E. 17th Street, Suite 300, Tustin, CA 92780, 714508- 5100 By: Juan Enriquez Authorized Signature The mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.52(c) declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent has obtained an exemption from the state regulator that is current and valid and the additional 90 day period does not apply. This loan servicer has implemented a comprehensive loan modification program that meets the requirements of civil code section California Civil Code 2923.53. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in Civil Code 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52. Fidelity National Title Company, as Agent for the mortgage loan servicer as defined under California Civil Code section 2923.53 (k)(3) By: Juan Enriquez Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www. lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714259-7850 ASAP# 3415854 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010, 02/19/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. T09-55185-CA YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09-06- 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 high-

est bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer, or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ X ] 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 and [ X ] 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 Trustor: ANGELA M INZERILLO AND ERASIMO A INZERILLO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AND ANTHONY INZERILLO, AN UNMARRIED MAN ALL AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: CR Title Services, Inc. P.O. BOX 16128, TUCSON, AZ 85732-6128 866-702-9658 Recorded 09-15-2006 as Instrument No. 20060292242-00 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, Date of Sale:02-26- 2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $376,901.66 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 5340 DELTA RANCH DRIVE OAKLEY, CA 94561 A.P.N.: 037-270-061-7 Legal Description: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. The Trustee shall incur no liability for any good faith error in stating the proper amount of unpaid balances and charges. For Sales Information please contact AGENCY SALES AND POSTING at WWW. FIDELITYASAP.COM or 714-730-2727 REINSTATEMENT LINE: 866-702-9658 Date: 02-05- 2010 CR Title Services, Inc. P.O. BOX 16128 TUCSON, AZ 85732- 6128 STEPHANIE ABCEDE, TRUSTEE SPECIALIST Federal Law requires us to notify you that we are acting as a debt collector. If you are currently in a bankruptcy or have received a discharge in bankruptcy as to this obligation, this communication is intended for informational purposes only and is not an attempt to collect a debt in violation of the automatic stay or the discharge injunction. ASAP# 3422571 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010, 02/19/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 2010

(including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 2/1/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3435480 02/- 12/2010, 02/19/2010, 02/26/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 12, 19, 26, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. WC-205586-C Loan No. 0041035114 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/10/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: LESLIE TRAPPS, JR , A MARRIED MAN Recorded 11/22/- 2005 as Instrument No. 2005- 0451256-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:2/26/ 2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 344 EGRET PL PITTSBURG, California 94565 APN #: 085-330- 053 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $453,995.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 1/25/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3424294 02/- 05/2010, 02/12/2010, 02/19/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale # CA0859670-3 Loan# 126970455 Order # 967358 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03/08/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03/02/- 2010 at 10:00AM, MTC FINANCIAL INC., dba TRUSTEE CORPS as the duly appointed Substituted Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 03/16/2006 as Document No. 2006-0080695-00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CALIFORNIA, executed by: NENITA DACORON AND EDGARDO DACORON, as Trustor, COUNTRYWIDE BANK, N. A., as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). AT: THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State describing the land therein: APN # 097-660-012-2 AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED PER THE DEED OF TRUST. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1635 RIO VERDE CIRCLE, PITTSBURG, CA 94565, The undersigned Trustee dis-

claims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is: $869,251.07 (estimated amount). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The Beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2924f: The Beneficiary or Beneficiary’s agent has indicated that the requirements of California Civil Code Section 2924f have been met. Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2923.52: 1. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: X Servicer does hereby state that 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 of the notice of sale is filed. 2. Timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) Section 2923.52 ‘efÄ’b1 Does X Does not apply pursuant to section 2923.52 or 2923.55 Dated: 02/05/2010 MTC FINANCIAL INC. DBA TRUSTEE CORPS, as Successor Trustee By: PAULA GUTIERREZ, TRUSTEE SALES OFFICER *- TRUSTEE CORPS* 30 Corporate Park, Suite 400, IRVINE, CA 92606 FOR SALE INFORMATION CONTACT: (714)730-2727, (714) 724-7500, (949) 252-8300 FOR REINSTATEMENT / PAY OFF REQUESTS CONTACT: (949) 2528300 ASAP# 3433140 02/- 05/2010, 02/12/2010, 02/19/2010 Antioch Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 2010

OF SALE: The successful bidder will be required to pay county documentary transfer tax, any city tax, and any other applicable taxes or fees (including, but not limited to, the fee for recording Preliminary Change of Ownership report) to the auctioneer at the time of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 02/05/10 HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION P.O. BOX 60145 CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA 91716 For Sale Information: (714)7302727, www.fidelityasap.com or www. priorityposting.com TO NOTIFY TRUSTEE OF BANKRUPTCY FILINGS, PLEASE FAX FACE PAGE OF BANKRUPTCY PETITION TO (909) 397-3914 Betty Schwab , Trustee Sales Officer HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 3443077 02/12/2010, 02/- 19/2010, 02/26/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 12, 19, 26, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 09-02418-US-CA Loan No. 6830022705 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED06/ 06/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, (cashier’s check(s) must be made payable to National Default Servicing Corporation), drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state; will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made in an “as is” condition, but without

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-183294-C Loan No. 0307620886 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/16/2004. 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 a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: ASAD TAHERI, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded 9/22/2004 as Instrument No. 2004-0365028-00 in Book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 2/26/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 1939 BADGER PASS WAY ANTIOCH, California 94531 APN #: 055-350-013 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $400,415.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. WC-199300-C Loan No. 0032261422 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/15/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: ELSA IRENE VEGA and ALFONSO VEGA, WIFE AND HUSBAND Recorded 2/24/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0058676-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:3/5/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 1951 HEMLOCK DRIVE OAKLEY, California 94561 APN #: 035-612- 015 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $57,813.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 74-34880-3 Title Order No.090584499 APN 041-230-040 The mortgage loan servicer has obtained a final order of exemption pursuant to CA CIV. CODE 2923.53 that is current and valid as of the date that the Notice of Trustee’s Sale was filed or given. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/02/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03/04/2010 at 10:00AM, HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 11/09/2004, as Instrument 2004-0429146-00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: JOSE MANLAPAZ AND TERESITA MANLAPAZ, as Trustor, HSBC MORTGAGE CORPORATION (USA) (Original Lender) and HSBC NY, as current Servicer/Lender, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2099 GARDEN COURT, OAKLEY, CA 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $318,416.49 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. CONDITION

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0071986 Title Order No. 09-8209095 Investor/Insurer No. 11608347 APN No. 055-240- 031-9 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/27/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N. A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: DOROTHY MAE MARSHALL, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 06/27/2006 and recorded 07/03/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0209623-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/26/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2516 STANFORD WAY, ANTIOCH, CA, 94531. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $863,054.87. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/- 30/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3424937 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000260-00 The name of the business (es): Toes in da Sand Located at: 924 Burwood Way In: Antioch, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Katherine Emerick, 924 Burwood Way, 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: N/A. Signature of registrant: Katherine M. Emerick This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 12, 2010 By: Pam Cornelius, Deputy Expires: January 12, 2015 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 2010


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-315336-TC Order # 090673882-CA-DCI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/26/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): PAULA C. STEAD, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 10/3/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0312999-00 in book --, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/19/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $386,092.44 The purported property address is: 234 OAK VIEW LANE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 033-313-023 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to OneWest Bank, FSB 2900 Esperanza Crossing Austin TX 78758 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 1/20/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: (877) 908- 4357 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3418703 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010

SALE: 03/04/2010 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 976 W CYPRESS RD, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 035-354-009 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 $43,736.46. 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. ASAP# 3430058 02/12/2010, 02/19/2010, 02/26/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 12, 19, 26, 2010

enue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: (877) 908- 4357 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3398265 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: Jnauary 29, February 5, 12, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0089871 Title Order No. 09-8255623 Investor/Insurer No. 140289964 APN No. 085-213- 012-9 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: SERWA DADZIE AND CHARLES E SMITH II, WIFE AND HUSBAND, ALL AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY, dated 06/23/2006 and recorded 06/28/- 06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0203516-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/26/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1325 MONTEZUMA ST, PITTSBURG, CA, 945652472. 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 $421,480.17. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 09/- 25/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3423751 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010

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): HAURI R SETIAWAN AND KATHLEEN A SETIAWAN , HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 2/22/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0052510-00 in book --, page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/- 18/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $571,725.10 The purported property address is: 112 CELSIA WAY OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 034-490- 006 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Bank of the West 13505 California Street Attn: Foreclosure Department Omaha NE 68154. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 1/- 19/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3417054 01/- 29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010

tion of the Notice of Sale is $372,359.11. 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 Authorized Agent Dated: 01/23/2010 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 750019013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3421052 01/29/2010, 02/- 05/2010, 02/12/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0065332 Title Order No. 09-8191279 Investor/Insurer No. 179228563 APN No. 033-430- 003-5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/20/2007. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N. A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: IVANO R ELLIOTT AND JENNIFER M ELLIOTT, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP, dated 09/20/2007 and recorded 09/28/07, as Instrument No. 2007- 0272705-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/05/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 19 RENOIR COURT, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $551,319.84. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/- 15/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3428702 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010, 02/19/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-187142-C Loan No. 0307725401 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/1/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: NELLY MIRANDA, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded 6/14/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-

0187749-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 2/26/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 336 BOULDER DR ANTIOCH, California 94509 APN #: 072-212- 013 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $620,361.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. ETS Services, LLC Date: 1/22/2010 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3422013 01/- 29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0159990 Title Order No. 09-8-493305 Investor/Insurer No. 1682295626 APN No. 032- 362-010-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/16/2002. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N. A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JOHN MALLONEE AND FRANCES MALLONEE, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 08/16/2002 and recorded 08/23/02, as Instrument No. 2002-0296638-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/05/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 3640 WELLS ROAD, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $128,326.54. 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: 02/- 03/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose ASAP# 3418098 02/05/- 2010, 02/12/2010, 02/19/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 2010 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Date of Filing Application: January 11, 2010 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/ are: TOUCHSTONE GOLF LLC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 1 TOUR WAY ANTIOCH, CA 94531-9053 Type of license(s) Applied for: 47-ON-SALE GENERAL EATING PLACE Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Date: February 12, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-230466-C Loan No. 0359512963 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/7/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: MONA SHIRK, A MARRIED WOMAN Recorded 5/23/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0150654-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 2/19/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 407 PINENUT STREET OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN #: 034-360-026 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $615,367.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. ETS Services, LLC Date: 1/27/2010 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Sunil Jayasinha, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3410840 01/- 29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-000503-00 The name of the business (es): Marquita’s Little Angels Located at:3205 Dimaggio Way In: Antioch, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Marquita Biagas-Holmes. 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: Marquita Biagas- Holmes This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 22, 2010 By: C. Sullivan, Deputy Expires: January 22, 2015 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000555-00 The name of the business (es): EPIC INSURANCE GROUP Located at: 4603 Chelsea In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): William P. Grady, 4603 Chelsea, 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: 1/25/10. Signature of registrant: William P. Grady This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 25, 2010 By: C. Sullivan, Deputy Expires: January 25, 2015 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Teresa C. Ramos, 1637 14th Street, San Pablo, CA 94806 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Teresa Celeste Ramos FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N10-0147 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Teresa Celeste Ramos filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Teresa Celeste Ramos to Proposed Name: Teresa Celeste Ramos Holmes 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date:3/30/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: February 1, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 12, 19, 26, March 5, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20090015002933 Title Order No.: 090776805 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/19/- 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 06/28/- 2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0187357-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: KELLIE A EVANS, 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-277354-TC Order # 090307508-CA-GTO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/3/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): FRANCESA MENDOZA TOLIAO AND EDISON M TOLIAO, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 4/6/2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0100602-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/- 18/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $374,865.39 The purported property address is: 37 GRAND CANYON CIR OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 033-420075 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to OneWest Bank, FSB 2900 Esperanza Crossing Austin TX 78758 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 1/27/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Av-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-294879-AB Order # 090463504-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/16/2007. 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 TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20090159910516 Title Order No.: 090727867 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/05/- 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 03/09/- 2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0070569-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: CORRY G BRYANT, 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: 02/18/2010 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4687 LA VISTA DRIVE, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 041-240-031 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 publica-


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0109227 Title Order No. 09-8314347 Investor/Insurer No. 094342330 APN No. 033-380- 028-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/01/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N. A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: HUNG PHI MAI, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 07/01/2005 and recorded 07/18/05, as Instrument No. 2005- 0262372-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/05/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4684 MAMMOUTH 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 $496,001.95. 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: 10/- 29/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3425963 02/05/2010, 02/12/- 2010, 02/19/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0124180 Title Order No. 09-8366109 Investor/Insurer No. 277156378 APN No. 035-740- 090-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/26/2005. 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: TONYA SPENCER, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 09/26/2005 and recorded 10/05/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0381070-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/- 05/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main

and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4776 BAYSIDE WAY, OAKLEY, CA, 945613250. 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 $382,981.64. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 11/- 21/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3426328 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010, 02/19/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0142671 Title Order No. 09-8-430399 Investor/- Insurer No. 1706323492 APN No. 034-510-002-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/15/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N. A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: RONALD M MARTINEZ, SHARON L MARTINEZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE, dated 02/15/2008 and recorded 02/20/08, as Instrument No. 2008-0034763-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/26/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 145 CORAL BELL WAY, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $412,003.08. It is possible that at the time of sale the

opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 01/- 07/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3420551 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010

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# 3440416 02/12/2010, 02/19/2010, 02/26/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: February 12, 19, 26, 2010

of Trust executed by: ZEB ALAM, dated 11/22/2006 and recorded 11/30/- 06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0383169-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/26/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 22 ESCHER CIRCLE, OAKLEY, CA, 945612017. 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 $632,130.71. 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: 01/- 16/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3420692 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2006-6896 The name of the business (es): Fertado Real Estate Located at: 311 Oak Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Barry Allen Gursky, 958 Randy Way, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 8/18/06. Signature of registrant: Barry Allen Gursky This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 15, 2010 By: L. Barajas, Deputy Expires: January 15, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0076069 Title Order No. 09-8223243 Investor/Insurer No. 1700050816 APN No. 056- 180-040-0-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/21/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: SAM CHO AND EUNYOUNG CHO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 09/21/2005 and recorded 10/03/05, as Instrument No. 2005- 0376535-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/05/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5137 PAWNEE DRIVE, ANTIOCH, CA, 94531. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $366,209.77. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts

created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 09/- 11/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3436378 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010, 02/19/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0151262 Title Order No. 09-8455412 Investor/Insurer No. 1694488901 APN No. 034- 220-012-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/29/2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JAMES GEORGE, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 12/- 29/2003 and recorded 01/08/04, as Instrument No. 2004-0005913- 00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/- 12/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 41 WALLEN 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 $226,014.13. 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: 01/- 15/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0129096 Title Order No. 09-8384547 Investor/Insurer No. 657DH0089 APN No. 076- 690-051-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/05/2006. 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: DAVID J. TANTI, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 07/- 05/2006 and recorded 08/02/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0244470- 00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/- 26/2010 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2005 SAN JOSE DRIVE UNIT 155, ANTIOCH, CA, 94509. 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 $244,746.12. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/- 10/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3424386 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0154115 Title Order No. 09-8468103 Investor/Insurer No. 142736424 APN No. 037-520- 013-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/22/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0009037-00 The name of the business (es): Blue Sky Energy Systems Located at: 847 Hollowbrook Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Brian Allison, 847 Hollowbrook Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Brian Allison This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 28, 2009 By: Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires: December 28, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000692-00 The name of the business (es): Fire Protection Services Located at: 20 Lowell Court In: Oakley, CA 94561 Mailing: P.O. Box 589, Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Mark Simonsen, 20 Lowell Court, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/28/10. Signature of registrant: Mark Simonsen This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 28, 2010 By: P. Cornelius, Deputy Expires: January 28, 2015 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000640-00 The name of the business (es): Jodi on the Job Located at: 941 Randy Way In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jodi Lynn Wellman, 941 Randy Way, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/ A. Signature of registrant: Jodi Wellman This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 27, 2010 By: Mary Imbrie, Deputy Expires: January 27, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0009047-00 The name of the business (es): EXOTIC FACES SALON Located at: 1616 A STREET In: ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): DEIDRE McCLAIN, 1048 MEADOW BROOK COURT, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: DEIDRE McCLAIN This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 28, 2009 By: Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires: December 28, 2014 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Samuel Devonne Robinson, 4213 Bardoz Court, Antioch, CA 94531 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Samuel Devonne Robinson FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N10-0139 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Samuel Devonne Robinson filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Samuel Devonne Robinson to Proposed Name: Samuel Devonne McNab 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 3/23/10 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: January 25, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 12, 19, March 5, 12, 2010

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ENTERTAINMENT OUT & ABOUT IN EAST COUNTY

Music Friday, Feb. 12 Delta Jazz Duo The Delta Jazz Duo performs romantic ballads on Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Scottie’s/Shutters Brasserie, a French-American restaurant at Sunset Road and Elkins Way in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-516-4131 or visit www.shutterbrasserie.com or www. deltajazztrio.com.

Saturday, Feb. 13 Cupid Concert St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., presents The Cupid Concert at 7:30 p.m., featuring the Rodgers Trillium Masterpiece 985 organ and a soprano soloist. A dessert reception follows. Admission is free, but a free-will offering will be taken. For more information, call 925-778-0768.

Sunday, Feb. 14 Valentine’s Jazz Brunch Cruise The Delta Jazz Duo performs romantic ballads on a champagne brunch cruise of the Delta from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. aboard the 63foot yacht Island Serenade, which departs

from the Pittsburg Marina. For reservations, call 925-252-9300. For more information, visit www.deltadiscoverycruises.com or www.deltajazztrio.com.

Thursday, Feb. 18 Bowling Karaoke Superstar Contest Harvest Park Bowl of Brentwood hosts the International Bowling Karaoke Superstar Contest, one of the largest and most exciting karaoke competitions in the United States. Competitions are held every Thursday at 9:30 p.m. and conclude in the month of May. For more information, call 925-516-1221.

Saturday, Feb. 20 John Denver Tribute Antioch’s El Campanil Theatre hosts a tribute to John Denver performed by Jim Curry at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 for Gold Circle (first three rows), $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $10 for youth. For more information, call 925-757-9500 or visit www.elcampaniltheatre.com.

Sunday, Feb. 21 Brass Concert The Pacific Chamber Symphony performs masterpieces for brass orchestra – from Gabrieli’s antiphonal works to Copland’s stirring “Fanfare for the Common Man” – at 2 p.m. in Antioch’s El Campanil Theatre. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22

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Events Saturday, Feb. 20 Spirit of the ’60s Dinner/Dance Dust off your bell bottoms and join Fil-Am of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church for a blast from the past at Humphrey’s on the Delta in Antioch from 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Advance tickets are $40; $45 at the door. To purchase tickets, call Jan at 925-354-1999.

Saturday, Feb. 27 Tamayo Spring Release & Barrel Tasting The Co. Co. County Wine Company of Brentwood hosts a free fun-filled afternoon starting at 1 p.m. complete with music, food, tastings of new releases and a barrel tasting of a selected item from the outstanding 2009 harvest. Reservations are required. To make reservations and for more information, call 925-513-8463.

Shows Tuesday, Feb. 16 Photographers Going Places The Los Medanos College Art Gallery presents the work of four Bay Area photographers who have taken their passion on the road. The Gallery is open TuesdaysThursdays from 12:30-2:30 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. The exhibit runs through Thursday, March 4. For more information, call 925-439-2181, ext. 3463.

Wednesday, Feb. 17 Quilt Show at the Museum The Antioch Historical Society Museum’s month-long quilt show is on display during museum hours: Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. Stitchers are needed, as museum members are creating two Centennial quilts to represent the Riverview Union High School’s 100th anniversary. For more information, call 925-757-2409 or 925-7575353.

Saturday, Feb. 20 Elvis Tribute Dinner Show Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill, 144 Oak St. in Brentwood, features James Clark’s guided tour of Elvis’ career, from the baggy suits of the ’50s to the jumpsuits of the Vegas years. The Tribute Dinner Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35. For dinner and show reservations, call Elaine at 925-634-1025.


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CALENDAR LOCAL EVENTS & SERVICE CLUBS

Events Saturday, Feb. 13 Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance Lone Tree Golf and Event Center in Antioch hosts a Valentine’s Day Dinner/Dance Fundraiser at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50. To purchase tickets and for sponsorship information, call Fran at 925-513-4515.

Wolfpack Football and Cheer Early registration for Delta Valley Wolfpack Football and Cheer runs from noon-2 p.m. at Mountain Mike’s Pizza, 3710 Lone Tree Way in Antioch. Register early for a discounted fee. The cost is $275 for football and cheer, uniform included. For more information, call 925-7548668.

Valentine Dance and Cha-Cha-Cha Lesson Red Door Dance studio in Brentwood holds a pre-Valentine dance, and Cozette will be teaching the Latin dance Cha-Cha-Cha. After the lesson stay for general dancing and snacks. Admission is $12 per person; $20 per couple. For more information, call 925-240-9847.

Sunday, Feb. 14 Valentine’s Crab Feed Brentwood’s Co. Co. County Wine Company hosts a Valentine’s Day Crab Feed at 3 p.m. Tickets are $50 and limited to 50 guests. The feed includes crab, pasta, salad, bread and, of course, wine! For more information, call 925634-9463.

Tuesday, Feb. 16 Mystery Book Club The Oakley Library’s Mystery Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. The library has copies of the upcoming books available each month for checkout. The Feb. 16 book is “The Man Who Smiled” by Henning Mankell. For more information, call 925-625-2400.

Small Business Effectiveness Aldo Ghiozzi of Impressions Advertising & Marketing explores how to gain the most from your advertising and marketing budget. The presentation takes place at the Brentwood Senior Center at 7:30 p.m. This is a free program. For more information, call 925-516-5294.

Wednesday, Feb. 17 Snake Watch Kids in grades 3-6 are invited to the Antioch Library at 3 p.m. to learn about snakes from an expert. A naturalist from the East Bay Regional Park District will talk about snakes and even introduce one to you. For more information, call 925-757-9224.

Trinity Christian Open House Parents are invited to visit the campus, meet teachers and check the programs of Trinity Christian School in Oakley at an open house informational gathering from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Trinity is a secure campus. Call 925-625-9014 to reserve a spot and bring your ID.

Sign-ups Do-It-Yourself Tax Assistance If you made $52,000 or less in 2009, Opportunity Junction in Antioch helps you e-file your taxes for free on Friday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. For more information or to sign up, visit, www. opportunityjunction.org/taxes.

Star Wars Jedi Knight Training Aspiring Jedi Knights ages 4-7 make their own

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light sabers, run the Jedi obstacle course and compete in pod racing Friday, Feb. 19 from 6-8 p.m. at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center in Antioch. The cost is $26 plus a $4 lab fee. Preregistration is required. For more information, call 924-779-7070.

Tennis Classes The Brentwood Parks and Recreation Department offers tennis classes taught by tennis pro Sandi Johnston. Classes are held every month twice a week for three weeks at the Creekside Park tennis courts. Pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, visit www.ci.brentwood. ca.us or call 925-516-5444.

Delta Patriots Youth Football and Cheer Coaches are needed for the Delta Patriots Cheer and Football teams for the 2010 season. If you’re interested, e-mail deltatpatriots@ deltapatriots.com. For information on the league, visit www.deltapatriots.com.

Fairytale Theater Children 3½-6 won’t just sit and listen to a story – they’ll experience it. Each week brings a new story adventure in which your child plays a role. Costumes are included. Class runs Thursday, Feb. 18-March 11 from 4-5 p.m. at the Prewett Family Park in Antioch. The fee is $42. For more information, call 925-779-7070

Peapod Preschool Peapod is the ideal preschool for children who aren’t ready for preschool without a parent present; the sessions help children gain independence in the classroom. Class runs Friday, Feb. 19-March 19 from 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. at the Prewett Family Park in Antioch. The fee is $60. For more information, call 925-779-7070.

March Madness Kick off the 2010 summer recreational swim season with the SeaWolves’ March Madness. This highly instructional clinic is designed to improve the swimmer’s technique. Discounts are available for early registration and payment. For more information, visit www.brentwoodseawolves.com.

Hawaiian Culture Aloha! Have you ever wanted to learn more about Hawaiian culture and the beauty of the hula? The Hawaiian/Hula group holds open enrollment for new students (children 6 and older, teens and adults – men as well as women) on Saturday, Feb. 27. For more information, call 925-550-5656.

East County Idol Applications are being accepted for the East County Idol competition. Auditions are held Saturdays, Feb. 27 and March 6 at Somersville Town Center in Antioch. Applicants must be high school students residing in East County. For applications, stop by the Somersville Town Center information desk, visit www.antiochmusic.org or call Walter at 925-756-7628.

Antioch Charter Academy Lottery Antioch Charter Academy and Antioch Charter Academy II, both California Public Charter schools, are now accepting applications for their annual lottery for the upcoming school year. The lottery is held March 22 and 25 at 4 p.m. and is open to the public. For more information, call 925-755-7311 or 925-755-1252.

Brentwood Blast 14U The Blast is looking for a few players to fill out its 2010 tournament roster. For tryout information, e-mail Bob at r8erfans@sbcglobal.net.

Opportunity Junction The Junction’s classes offer job training and placement information, English as a second

language, plus free and low-cost job training workshops in many East County cities. For more information, call 925-776-1133 or visit www.opportunityjunction.org.

Free Tax Help Those who earned less than $52,000 in 2009 can get their taxes prepared through the Earn It! Keep It! Save It! free income tax assistance program conducted at the Brentwood Senior Center, 195 Griffith Lane (925-516-5444) or East Bay Works Career Center, 281 Pine St. in Brentwood (925- 634-2195). For more information, visit www.earnitkeepitsaveit.org.

On the Horizon Crab and Pasta Feed The California Striped Bass Association (West Delta Chapter) hosts a Crab and Pasta Feed to help support the 2010 Kids Free Fishing Derby. The Feed takes place Saturday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. in Brentwood’s Veterans Hall. Tickets are $40. For more information, call Roger at 925-754-3938.

Tango Workshop Cozette from Red Door Dance Studio in Brentwood demonstrates beginning and intermediate patterns of the tango from 4-6:30 p.m. The cost is $15 per person; $25 per couple. Registration is required by Feb. 18. For more information, call 925-240-9847.

Nor Cal Titan Baseball 12U White A garage sale is held Sunday, Feb. 21 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at 96 Pebble Court in Brentwood. Proceeds support the team’s needs.

Life Line Screening Grace Bible Fellowship holds a Life Line Screening on Monday, Feb. 22 at 9 a.m. Screenings can help identify potential cardiovascular problems and bone fracture. For more information and to schedule and appointment, call 877-237-1287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com.

Delta Informal Gardeners Troy McGregor of Garden Natives speaks on Landscape Design using native plants. The meeting is held Monday, Feb. 22 from 7:309:30 p.m. at the Brentwood United Methodist Church. All are welcome. For more information, call Jon at 925-240-6060 or visit www. deltainformalgardeners.org.

Brentwood Blood Drive The American Red Cross holds a blood drive Monday, Feb. 22 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at John Muir Health, 2400 Balfour Road. Look for the American Red Cross bus. Call 800-448-3543 or visit www.helpsavealife.org to schedule an appointment.

World Music Lesson and Showcase Travel the world through the beautiful folk music of Africa, Australia and South America on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. at a free event in the Oakley Library. Don O’Brien and son Shane will teach you how to play instruments from around the globe. For more information, call 925-625-2400.

Ongoing Personal Training/ Buddy Training Whether you’re looking to reduce your blood pressure, get back into your skinny jeans or are training for a 10k run, achieve your personal best with one-on-one training from certified personal trainers at the Delta Family YMCA in Oakley. For more information, call 925-692-2323.

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