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Plans in works for landmark site by Kyle Szymanski

January 10, 2020

Healthy And Fit In 2020

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A little piece of Brentwood’s history that had long since fallen into disrepair was recently reduced to a pile of memories. Now the wait is on to see what’s next for the property. The Hi-Way Rooms — an 82-year-old building at 8460 Brentwood Blvd. that had degraded into an unoccupied eye sore — was razed in November, but the current owner hasn’t decided what’s next for the land. “I am going to go to the city to see what they want,” said Brentwood resident Rakesh Kumar Bhargav, who purchased the building from longtime owner Frank Byron Bonnickson in 2016. The former 3,956-squarefoot building, constructed in see Landmark page 26

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The well-known Hi-Way Rooms building was recently demolished, and the new owner is working on plans for the property.

Preparing for the 2020 U.S. Census by Deanna Gordon Staff Writer

Efforts have been ramping up across East Contra Costa County to make sure residents will know what to expect with the coming 2020 U.S. Census. The census count, which takes place every 10 years in the United States, determines the number of seats a state has in the U.S. House of Representatives, and is used to draw district lines and determine federal and state funding. According to a George Washington University study, California and local governments lose $2,000 for each person not counted. While the census count is the responsibility of the U.S. Census Bureau and the federal government, Contra Costa County promotes it. It is vital to get an accu-

“ The challenge is to locate them ... to make sure they can trust the process. We’re relying on trusted partners to get the word out.

District 3 Supervisor and Contra Costa County Census Committee Chair, Diane Burgis rate count of how many people live in the county, District 3 Supervisor and Contra Costa County Census Committee Chair Diane Burgis says, not only to maintain funding and representation, but also to know the composition of the people who live here. “It’s a way of acknowledging and celebrating diversity,” Burgis said. While the county has grown throughout the past decade, some reports estimate California’s popu-

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lation as a whole has decreased, meaning the state could lose a seat in the House of Representatives. “I want to make sure we don’t lose any representation we don’t need to lose in Contra Costa County,” Burgis said. Contra Costa County faces certain challenges in its census count, chief of which are its hardto-count community members, many of whom fall into one or more demographics: children 5 and under, students, people for whom

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City budget stable heading into new year by Kyle Szymanski Staff Writer

The City of Brentwood remained financially stable during the 2018-2019 fiscal year, according to a recently released, comprehensive, annual financial report. The city’s general or primary operating fund exceeded expected revenues by over $2 million, garnering about $55 million. “The general fund had a strong year,” said Brentwood Accounting Manager Sonia Agostini. Actual general-fund operating revenues ($54.5 million) exceeded operating expenses ($51.4 million) by about $3.2 million, with $700,000 of that set aside to maintain a 30% general fund reserve; $1.1 million used to pay down the city’s unfunded pension obligations; another $1.1 million set aside in the city’s Pension/Retiree Medical Fund to fund future pension and retiree medical costs; $200,000 allocated for initial operating costs for the future HIVE Business Café; and $100,000 toward future gen-

eral plan updates. Development activity remained strong in the fiscal year, with the city issuing about 352 single-family residential building permits — well above the budgeted 250 — creating a $1.6 million surplus in permit revenue during the year. Property and sales tax revenue was also higher than expected, coming in at about $500,000 above projections. In total, the city garnered $8,941,152 in sales tax, and $14,409,359 in property tax. City expenses, meanwhile, were lower than anticipated in certain areas, with other operating costs ($16,578,587) coming in at $3.8 million under budget, and personnel expenses ($34,862,093) $3.4 million lower than expected, Agostini said. “These variances are a result of savings from personnel vacancies, along with supplies and services savings realized across most of the departments, which reflects the continued fiscal responsibility that is practiced throughout the city,” she said. The city’s enterprise funds, which in-

“ The general fund had a strong year.

Sonia Agostini, Brentwood accounting manager clude solid waste, water and wastewater, are posting results in line with an approved rate study, but operating revenues did increase over the prior year, due to approved annual rate increases and new user accounts derived from new development activity. The city’s internal service and replacement accounts, which are used to replace city infrastructure and assets, are also on track to create a smooth future for the city, Agostini said. Several councilmembers indicated they are pleased with the overall status of the city’s finances — a testament to employees from various departments. “I really want to say ‘thank you’ to all

the departments for providing financially sound advice for the city,” said Councilmember Karen Rarey. Looking toward the 2019-2020 fiscal year, the report did note that development activity is expected to slow to 250 new residential building permits, down from the 352 issued last fiscal year, and low levels of investment income will likely be realized because of reduced interest rates. On a positive note, assessed valuation — the dollar value assigned to a property to measure applicable taxes — is expected to see a 6.73% rise. The report also concludes that personnelrelated cost increases, continued escalation in pension and retiree medical costs, and increasing pressure on demands for city services will all factor into the city’s financial future, but “strong fiscal policy and leadership by the city council has put the city in a strong financial position to meet future cost challenges.” To view the complete report, see packet page 377 at www.bit.ly/2T2bFRY.


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Former Brentwood tattooist inks TV spot by Deanna Gordon Staff Writer

Tattoo artist Raul Ugarte — former owner of Brentwood shop Calculated Punkture — is taking his talents to the next level this year. Ugarte, who has now moved to El Dorado Hills and tattoos at Roseville Tattoo Company, was chosen to compete in the elimination-based reality competition show “Ink Master” on Paramount Network. It began airing Tuesday, Jan. 7, and will continue weekly on Tuesday nights through mid-April. This season’s theme is “Turf War.” Four U.S. regions — East, West, Midwest and South — are represented by five artists each, who compete in various tattoo challenges to earn the approval of the judge panel (including Oliver Peck, Chris Nunez and celebrity guests), and the “canvases” — the people they’re tattooing. The winner will earn $100,000 and a feature in Inked magazine. Ugarte, who has been tattooing for 13 years, said he was approached by the show to reapply for this season after first applying about six years ago. “I must have been somewhere in their backburner for all those years,” he said. “I made the cut this time. So, it was a much more inconvenient time of my life — because in those six years, I ended up having three kids, and a lot had changed for me.

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Raul Ugarte, former owner of Brentwood’s Calculated Punkture, will compete as part of the “West” team in this season’s “Ink Master” Turf War. But, you know, it was such a huge opportunity to expose my work on such a large platform and just invest in myself and bite the bullet.” Filming for the show involved living

with 20 other tattooists on the show in New Jersey for about two months. It was difficult being away from his family for so long, he said. But working with and learning from

other tattooists has ultimately been helpful. “The funnest part for me was what they call the ‘flash challenges,’ where you work as a team to produce art,” Ugarte said. “Not only tattoos, but you know, they come up with all kinds of crazy challenging mediums. And you’ve got to just put your heads together on a time limit. And we’ve produced some really impressive works of art out of mediums that aren’t everyday things you would think about.” Chris Juarez — a former apprentice of Ugarte, who now owns Calculated Punkture with his wife, Estrella — says Ugarte couldn’t be more deserving of the opportunity. “I’m super excited to see Raul on ‘Ink Master,’ not only as someone who worked with him for five years and who gave me the opportunity to be a tattooer, but as a good friend of mine for over 10 years,” Juarez said. “I believe ‘Ink Master’ was made for someone like Raul ... an amazing artist producing the work that he does in such a small city as Brentwood. This show gives an opportunity to Raul to showcase his talent, hard work and tattoos to, possibly, a worldwide audience.” For more information about “Ink Master” and to find out how to watch, visit www.paramountnetwork.com/ shows/ink-master. To view a video, visit www.thepress. net/multimedia

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Community rallies to restore the flag barn by Aly Brown Correspondent

An iconic landmark in East County is about to get a facelift. Through rolling hills and seas of grass, nothing stands out on Vasco Road quite like the historic barn with Old Glory painted along its wall. Colloquially known as “the flag barn” by locals, it was first painted after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, by local artist and San Jose Police Sgt. Paul Fontaine. At the time, Fontaine was working for the graffiti enforcement team and would drive by the barn each day on his way to work, shaking his head at the vulgar words sprayed across the structure. “I always thought it was the perfect canvas for the flag, but I kept driving,” he said. But after the attacks occurred on 9/11, he decided to turn the thought into a reality. “The barn is a statement of our pride — our courage — and I believe it’s a bond that we needed at the time,” said Fontaine, who only recently shared he was the one to paint the flag. “For 18 years, only my closest friends knew I painted it. But nobody needed to know it was me. The flag is there, and it’s for you just as much as it’s for me.” The painting took three days, and Fontaine recalled people honking and yelling encouraging words from their windows as they passed. Even though it slowed down the painting time, he made a commitment in his mind to wave to each. Going back further in history, the flag barn and the larger building nearby were originally built on the land of John Samuel Armstrong, an Irish immigrant who settled in Byron in the late 1880s and now rests at Union Cemetery. While time has made the barn his-

A volunteer effort in conjunction with the East Bay Regional Park District is underway to restore the flag barn near Vasco Road in rural Contra Costa County. Local sources say the flag was originally painted by Sgt. Paul Fontaine of the San Jose Police Department shortly after the terrorist attacks of 9/11. toric, it has also taken its toll on the wood and paint. Fontaine largely credits Steve Verduzco — owner of Our Town Brentwood, a community Facebook page dedicated to the “the people, places, events and history of Brentwood and the Brentwood area” — for bringing the barn’s neglect to the community’s atten-

tion. “Tuesday morning I went out to the flag barn to see how it’s holding up,” wrote Verduzco in a December post. “It looked ok until I got closer and saw it from this angle. East Bay Regional Parks, please let us shore it up. I for one want to have it stand for many more years.”

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by Joan Grimes, Esq. and Jennifer Wallis, Esq. Are you thinking about appointing a Co-Trustee to help you manage your Revocable Living Trust? Recently, we have met with several clients who have had questions about appointing their child or another individual to serve as a Co-Trustee. When should you consider appointing your child as Co-Trustee? While you and your spouse are able to handle your personal and financial affairs, we generally do not recommend appointing a Co-Trustee. However, if your spouse passes or if you would like additional assistance, then you might want to consider appointing your child to serve as Co-Trustee. A Co-Trustee can help manage and control all of your Trust assets. For example, when my mother turned 85 years old, she informed me that she wanted help paying her bills and managing her money. I was more than happy to help. To facilitate this change, my mother appointed me as Co-Trustee and I was able to manage her Trust assets. Once appointed, my mother and I went to her financial institutions so I could be added as a Co-Trustee to all of her Trust bank and brokerage accounts. Her financial institutions also issued new checks to reflect that I had been appointed as a CoTrustee. Once added to the accounts, I was able to easily manage and monitor her Trust assets. I could also write checks to help her pay her bills. If I add my child as Co-Trustee, what will their responsibilities be? This answer will vary depending on your personal needs. The benefit of adding a child as CoTrustee is your child’s role can evolve to meet your needs as you age. In the beginning, your Co-Trustee can help monitor your accounts. However, if you need additional assistance in the future, your Co-Trustee

can take a more active role and begin paying your bills and managing all of your Trust assets. Will appointing a Co-Trustee help protect against elder abuse? Yes! Appointing a Co-Trustee can help protect against financial elder abuse. Sadly, we have met with seniors who have lost substantial assets as a result of elder abuse and fraudulent transactions. By allowing your Co-Trustee to monitor your accounts, you can help protect yourself against potential elder abuse and fraud. If I appoint a Co-Trustee will they be able to amend or revoke my Revocable Living Trust? Generally, a Co-Trustee who did not establish or create the Revocable Living Trust does not have the authority to amend or revoke the Revocable Living Trust. However, you can decide how much power and authority you wish to give your Co-Trustee. It is very important to carefully read your Revocable Living Trust to understand your Co-Trustee’s power and authority to manage Trust assets. While adding your child as Co-Trustee can be very beneficial, it is important for both you and your Co-Trustee to first understand the role of a Co-Trustee. We meet with clients every day in our Walnut Creek office to discuss these types of estate planning issues. I offer free 30 minute consultations for all new clients. Visit our website at www.lawofficeofjoangrimes.com or call and schedule an appointment: (925) 939-1680. This article provides only general legal information, and not specific legal advice. Information contained is not a substitute for a personal consultation with an attorney. LAW OFFICE OF JOAN GRIMES, PHONE (925) 9391680 1600 S. Main Street, Suite 100, Walnut Creek, CA 94596; 191 Sandcreek Road, Suite 220, Brentwood, CA 94513 © 2018 Joan Grimes – Advertisement

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Barn from page 5 pass. I remember seeing the guy on the ladder painting that. Traffic coming to a halt ... and no one caring.” Little did they know, local resident Jissele Chivers — who happens to work for the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) — was already reading the conversation as it unfolded on the public page. The concern from the public got her thinking. Chivers reached out to her supervisors and those directly in charge of the region where the barn stands to see what needed to be done to get it restored. She said the request to revitalize the barn was met with excitement. “That flag barn holds a special place in my heart, because I’ve always commuted, and I’ve always driven by it, and it’s one of those breaths of fresh air,” said Chivers. “When you see the flag barn, you know you’re almost home and that crazy commute and the crazy workday go out the window, and you get into that home comfort routine ... I told (my supervisors) about the post and how everyone wants to help, that our community doesn’t want to see this fall.” Chivers stayed in contact with those on Facebook, announcing new progress through the Our Town Brentwood page, and later creating her own page to disseminate information. Support for the project blew up with volunteers offering services and materials. Three contractors have stepped forward, all of the paint has been donated and acquisition of more materials is in

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Paul Fontaine the works. Fontaine has also been invited to retouch his original work once structural restoration is complete, though he said the task doesn’t need to be his alone. “The barn is yours just as much as mine now,” he said. “It’s not like I have to go out there and paint it by myself. In my mind, anyone who wants to put a piece of paint on the barn should be allowed just as much as I am.” Chivers and the EBRPD aim to begin the project once the weather clears up in the beginning of March, and complete painting within a few weeks of commencing work. It’s possible the repair team will need more materials, such as lumber. Anyone with available resources they’re willing to donate is encouraged to connect with Chivers. “I am overjoyed and overwhelmed by the support for this local landmark,” she said, “and I’m going to do what I can to make it happen.” For more information or to connect with Chivers regarding supplies, visit www.bit.ly/2s4ttRz. To comment, visit www.thepress.net

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Frank John Pisciotta

was on active duty in Astoria, Oregon, and South Korea. He subsequently enjoyed a successful career as a barber in San Francisco. Frank is survived by his wife, Janet Pisciotta, and his four children, Rosemarie, Virginia, Kathleen and Frank by his first wife Lee Ann Stallone. Service will take place Jan. 20 at 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Brentwood, 500 Fairview Ave.

Ila Suzanne (Sue) Coats

Sue passed peacefully at home in Discovery Bay, surrounded by immediate family, while in the care of Vitas Hospice, who were wonderful. Diagnosis to passing was about seven weeks. Sue is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Edwin F. (Ed) Coats Jr.; two children, Anne Louise (Lisa) Schall (Tom) and Edwin F. (Eddie) Coats III (Cindi); grandchildren Kelsey (Scott), Sara, Ethan and Riley, siblings Paul (Nodia), Laura (Jay) and Debra (Steve); many nieces and nephews; and a very special childhood friend, Sandy Rick (Ernie) of San Carlos. She was wonderfully close to her grandchildren, who were special and loved. Sue wore many hats in life, and she will be missed by those who knew and loved her. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Feb. 1. See www.callaghanmortuary.org for details. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Rotary Foundation Polio Plus Fund or Vitas Hospice.

Nov. 19, 1931 – Dec. 28, 2019 Frank John Pisciotta, born in San Francisco, was subsequently a resident of El Cerrito and Concord before moving to Summerset Vista in Brentwood. Frank spent the early part of his career in the U.S. Navy (1951-1955) and

Jan. 2, 1943 – Dec. 9, 2019 Sue was born Jan. 2, 1943 in Palo Alto, to Everett and Mary Louise Bartlett, both deceased. She grew up in San Carlos, moving her senior year to Cupertino, and graduating from Fremont High. Sue and Ed met at San Jose State University in music appreciation class. They lived in San Jose, Mt. View, Livermore and finally Discovery Bay for 38 years. They had an auto service business in Livermore for 30 years, before retiring in 2005. Sue’s hobbies included sudoku, crosswords, camping, boating, sewing and tole painting. She was active with Ed in both the Golden Anchor Boat Club and the Livermore Rotary Club for 40 years, where she was a Paul Harris Fellow.

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Young People Speaking Their Minds I respect myself now by Michael Collias Who am I is a question I’ve asked myself ever since I was a kid. I was different ever since elementary school. I laughed, I cried. I even almost took my life. All I ever wanted was to be was normal and to be accepted. When I considered the question, Who am I, for a few years, I thought I was a loser who had no friends and got picked on. Few years after, I thought I was a boy who was never going to be accepted.

Now I know I am a person who respects myself, loves myself and cares about myself. I realized life is way too short to not do anything about it. You have to be able to overcome the obstacles that life hands you. And when you succeed, the reward is impeccable. It’s taken me a long time to realize this, and I still don’t think I have figured it all out all the way. But when I do, I will finally be able to be happy. Life isn’t a game, and things can change rapidly in a blink of an eye. When I lost my mom, I learned a lot. I had finally figured out, who am I.

The single story of us Mexicans by Selena Uribe The stereotype people have of Mexicans is that they work in fields or mow lawns. In my opinion, I don’t think that’s true. Mexicans don’t just work in the fields and mow lawns. We are some really hard working people. If it wasn’t for Mexicans, others probably wouldn’t have their lawns done. Others also might see us Mexicans and ask if we play a sport and

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some of us say yes, and right away people think you play soccer. That’s not the only sport we play, we like playing other sports like volleyball, football and more. We Mexicans are some really hard working people. We like getting everything done, we don’t like seeing anything dirty. People judge us by saying “we are some slaves,” but really we are just hard working people and at the end of the day, who do they pay to have their lawns mowed - us Mexicans.

Ahora me respeto by Michael Collias ¿Quién soy? Es una pregunta que me he hecho desde que era un niño. Yo era diferente desde la escuela primaria. Reí, lloré, Incluso casi me quito la vida. Lo que siempre quise fue ser normal y ser aceptado. Cuando considere la pregunta, ¿Quién soy yo? Durante unos años, pensé que era un perdedor que no tenía amigos y me molestaban. Pocos años después, pensé que era un niño que nunca iba a ser aceptado. Ahora sé que soy una persona que me respeto a mi

mismo, me amo y me preocupa por mí mismo. Me di cuenta de que la vida es demasiado corta para no hacer nada al respect. Tienes que ser capaz de supercar los obstaculos que la vida te entrega. Y cuando tienes exito, la recompense es impecable. Me ha llevado much tiempo darme cuenta de esto, y todavia no creo haberlo descubierto del todo. Pero cuando lo haga, finalmente. Podre ser feliz. La vida no es un juego, y las cosas pueden cambiar rápidamente en un abrir y cerrar de ojos. Cuando perdí a mi madre, aprendí mucho. Finalmente había descubierto quién soy

La unica historia de nosotros los Mexicanos by Selena Uribe El estereotipo que la gente tiene de los mexicanos es que trabajan en los campos o cortan el césped. En mi opinión, no creo que sea cierto. Los mexicanos no solo trabajan en los campos y cortan el césped. Somos personas muy trabajadoras. Si no fuera por los mexicanos, otros probablemente cortarían su césped. Otros también podrían vernos a mexicanos y preguntarnos si jugamos un de-

porte y algunos de nosotros decimos que sí, y de inmediato la gente piensa que juegan fútbol. Ese no es el único deporte que jugamos, nos gusta jugar otros deportes como voleibol, fútbol y más. Los mexicanos somos personas muy trabajadoras. Nos gusta hacer todo, no nos gusta ver nada sucio. La gente nos juzga diciendo «somos unos esclavos», pero en realidad solo somos personas trabajadoras y, al final del día, a quién le pagan para que les corten el césped, a nosotros los mexicanos.

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A look back at 2019 and into the new year As we start 2020 and a new decade, I’d like to take this moment to share with you our fire district’s accomplishments during the last year. The district responded to over 7,700 calls for service within our 250-squaremile jurisdiction that serves approximately 128,000 residents. Our firefighters did this with a limited staff of nine on-duty personnel assigned to three fire stations. In 2019, our firefighters faced multiple large-scale fires that stretched our current resources. To list a few of them: March: Taylor Road Fire, Bethel Island, fire destroyed three homes. August: Delta Road/Crismore Drive, Oakley, 58-acre wind-driven fire prompted evacuations. August: Marsh Creek Road complex, Clayton/Brentwood border, fire burned 757 acres requiring mutual aid of 400+ firefighters, bulldozers and air support from multiple agencies. October: Cypress complex, Oakley, Bethel Island and Leon Drive off Marsh Creek, wind-driven fire burned 200 acres and prompted evacuations. The district also started to implement our 2019-2023 Strategic Plan. This is a road map to address immediate needs and future growth in order to provide the best possible fire/EMS service to our citizens. Some of the immediate issues addressed by the 2019-2023 Strategic Plan are to enhance the district’s capital equipment plan by ordering three Type 1 fire engines and

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When it comes to personal fitness, goals are often an essential component of getting healthy, but achieving fitnessrelated goals is not always so easy. Fortunately, there are ways to clear the hurdles required to make significant lifestyle changes, particularly those associated with physical fitness. Whether looking to lose weight, improve overall health or simply hoping to look better in the mirror, many people find working with personal trainers is a good way to get on track and stay on track. People on the fence about hiring personal trainers can consider these benefits to working with these highly trained fitness professionals.

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ITH THE NEW YEAR STARTING, most people began 2020 by wishing their family and friends a happy and healthy new year. I know I did. As we get older, the fear of injury or illness is much more prevalent, and ending up in the hospital is the Senior worst-case scenario orner for anybody. When we get a cold or just feel “under the weather,” as my dad would call it, a few days of rest, some Vitamin C and the remote control usually does the trick Marla — but for more serious Luckhardt issues, the hospital may be the only logical option. In the case of an emergency, the last thing on anyone’s mind is what to bring with them or take for a loved one for the duration of a hospital stay. It’s hard to figure out what you need during an emergency, where your primary concern is to get to a place where you can receive immediate help and medical care. Just go. You can always have someone bring these items later. When one of my loved ones was in and out of the hospital, I learned from trial-anderror what she needed. I finally put together a bag of essentials and made a list of other items that would make her stay a lot more comfortable. A lot of times, the anticipated

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those old troll dolls is not the ideal way for me to accept company. Sure, I would want my husband there at all times and maybe the closest of loved ones dropping by, but if you intend on spreading some cheer to someone, call first to see if they are comfortable with a visit, and plan a specific time as to not catch them while they are sleeping, eating or with the doctor. The regiment at the hospital is not always conducive to spur of the moment visits. Limit your time when you go so the patient can rest and take your cues from them when to leave. If they start to nod off, take it as a sign to head out. “Rest” is the operative word, and being in a hospital is not always the easiest place to sleep. Last but not least, if you have any allergies at all, including an intolerance for bedding washed in fragranced soap, let them know before you go, if possible. A lot of places have hypoallergenic sheets and pillow cases. If not, bring your own, with the understanding that those are to be used in lieu of hospital bedding. Like any other emergency, being prepared in advance for a hospital stay is crucial. Make that list, write down emergency numbers and have your ducks in a row by letting those responsible for you while you are ill know what you need. It can make all the difference in the world for your comfort. Marla Luckhardt is a Brentwood resident who works with several local senior care and advocacy groups. Reach her at marla2054@ aol.com.

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Incorporate more heart-healthy foods into your diet

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iet and heart health go hand-in-hand, and the American Heart Association

(AHA) notes that a healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons to fight cardiovascular diseases, which kill more people across the globe each year than any other disease, according to the World Health Organization. A degree in nutrition science is not necessary for individuals to create hearthealthy diets for themselves and their families. In fact, familiar calls to ‘eat your fruits and vegetables’ many adults remember from childhood lessons or nights around the family dinner table still hold true today. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is a hallmark of a healthy lifestyle, and supplementing such a diet with other hearthealthy foods is a great way to reduce one’s risk for cardiovascular disease. Fruits and vegetables The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) notes fruits and vegetables are healthy, whether they are fresh, frozen, canned or dried. The AHA advises eating fruits and vegetables with every meal and snack, which may require a little creativity as you sneak them into

favorite dishes. For example, the AHA suggests replacing half the ground meat in recipes for burgers, meatloaf or meatballs with cooked chopped mushrooms. The mushrooms can be finely chopped with a knife or food processor, then sautéed in some olive oil until soft. They can then be mixed in with the lean meat, and the meal can be cooked as normal. At breakfast, add fruit to a bowl of cereal to make for a more flavorful morning meal. Dairy products When purchasing dairy products, the DHHS recommends sticking to fat-free or low-fat options. Replace whole milk with fat-free or 1 percent milk and buy only fat-free or low-fat cheese. When snacking, reach for fat-free or low-fat plain yogurt or cottage cheese. You can even add fruit or vegetables to these snacks to make snack time even more heart-healthy. Proteins Healthy proteins are another way people can promote heart health in their daily diets. When choosing proteins at the grocery store, the AHA recommends chicken and fish over red meats. Red meats, which include beef and lamb, have more saturated fat than chicken and fish. Saturated fats increase blood cholesterol levels and can worsen heart disease, while unsaturated fats in fish like salmon can actually reduce risk for cardiovascular issues like heart failure and ischemic stroke.

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The Liberty High School girls’ basketball team jumped out to a 13-point halftime lead and largely never looked back en route to a 44-29 win over Dixon in the Stonebarger Tournament third-place game last week. The Lions (6-10) never trailed in the contest, and jumped out to a nine-point first-quarter lead to set the tone. Lions guard Jaina Torres led Liberty with 14 points, and Megan Ramirez and Cassidy Sigsworth each scored eight. “It was a whole-team effort; everyone worked hard,” said Liberty head coach Josh Ellcessor. “We are starting to dial in our defenses and our rotations. Offensively, we were able to pick apart their zone and were able to move the ball, share it and do a great job of execution.” Liberty, which blasted Armijo High (Fairfield) 43-8 to open the tournament before falling to Half Moon Bay 49-42 the following night to set up the third-place matchup, didn’t let up against the Rams. Liberty led by eight after a quarter; extended its lead to 13 at halftime; and used a 12-8 third quarter run to open a 17-point lead. The Rams (8-6) opened the second quarter on a 4-0 run to pull within four less than two minutes into the second quarter, but the Lions immediately answered with six unanswered points, including a deep three from Torres, to push the lead back to 10 midway through the quarter.

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The Liberty girls’ basketball team defeated Dixon to capture third in the Stonebarger girls’ basketball tournament. “We worked as a team, which is a step up for us,” said Sigsworth, who scored six of her eight points in the third quarter. “We are starting to get there, really work-

ing together.” Dixon guard Ingra Simpson led the Rams with seven points in the loss. The Rams are 8-6 this season.

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Freedom ready to begin BVAL title defense by Michael Dixon Correspondent

If the preseason is any indicator, Freedom’s boys soccer team is positioning itself to be awfully hard to beat as it tries to repeat as Bay Valley Athletic League (BVAL) champions. With only one preseason match remaining before the start of the league season, Freedom sits at 8-3-1. Naturally, that’s left coach Sal Acevedo with a positive feeling about where his team stands. “Our record 8-3-1 has included matches against schools that will certainly be expected to make NCS playoffs and go far,” Acevedo said. “We enter the Tri-Valley Challenge tournament each year with the intention of facing high-level competition against top DI programs. It has served its purpose, as I feel each year we compete well against them, and we are better adapting to their style of play. This raises our confidence every time we face teams outside our league.” Offensively, the Falcons attack has

been sparked by junior forward Alberto Padilla, senior forward Eduardo Navarro and freshman forward Rahim Qiyami, who have notched nine, eight, and six goals, respectively. Acevedo also cited the p e r fo rmances of junior midfielder Alex Pantoja, sophomore midfielder Jacob Lepore, freshman midfielder Elias Castro, senior defender Giovanni Maya and junior defender Roberto Martinez. “Our strength this year is going to be the depth we have at almost every position

on the field,” the coach said. “It creates great competition during training. This helps us improve in the areas we target. Our team has a mix of young and experienced players, but all having great technique, ability and understanding of the game.” Depth is always i m p o rtant, and has been especially relevant for the Falcons this season. It’s helped them overcome the loss of senior defender Gustavo Iñiguez, who is out for the season nursing a torn ACL and meniscus. “It is a huge loss and you just hate to

see this happen, especially to a senior, but it is part of sports, and one which opens an opportunity for other teammates to step up and shine. It is also an opportunity to form a stronger team bond. Each time a player on the team suffers, we all feel it and go out and work harder to honor them.” On Saturday, Jan. 11, Freedom will host De Anza for a 10 a.m. game. That will be the final preseason game for the Falcons. They’ll open the BVAL slate on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. on the road against Heritage. Freedom’s first home league game will come against Liberty on Thursday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m. Acevedo expects the league play to be tough but knows his team is ready to get BVAL play underway. “We are excited to begin league play,” he said. “We know, as is expected each year, the competition will be fierce in the BVAL. We expect several programs to compete for the league title. We are the defending champions, and that brings an added incentive in our attempt to achieve our goals.”


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tion 2763 Camino Del Rio South San Diego, CA 92108 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 916-939-0772 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-19-864351-BF IDSPub #0159384 1/3/2020 1/10/2020 1/17/2020 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 81490 Publish Dates: January 3, 10, 17, 2020.

Diablo Water District Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Water Charges Increase of Up to 5.45% for the Average Customer Diablo Water District (DWD) will conduct a Public Hearing on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. at Diablo Water District’s office, 87 Carol Lane, Oakley, where an increase in the District’s water charges of up to 5.45% for the average customer will be discussed. The purpose of the increase is to cover the expected February 2020, Contra

Costa Water District (CCWD) water rate increase of 6%. DWD must also pay the cost of renewal and replacement projects at the 27-year-old Randall-Bold Water Treatment Plant; increases in water system operation and maintenance costs; increase funding for distribution system replacement projects; and a 3% cost of inflation on all other normal expenses. Public comments and written protests from property owners or ratepayers will be accepted at the Public Hearing or by delivery to the District at 87 Carol Lane, P.O. Box 127, Oakley, CA 94561, prior to the hearing date. If the 5.45% increase is adopted, the typical residential Monthly Service Charge would go from $16.61 to $17.52. The Tier 1 - Water Charge would be increased from $3.22 per Hundred Cubic Feet (HCF) to $3.40 per HCF for the first 8 HCF; and the Tier 2 - Water Charge would increase from $3.60 per HCF $3.80 per HCF for water use over 8 HCF. Monthly Service Charges for 5/8” check valves would increase from $4.45 to $4.69 per month. Fire Detector Assembly Charges for a 2” would increase from $4.37 to $4.61 per month. The following charges would be charged proportionally higher based on the American Water Works Association M1 meter capacity table: Monthly Service Charges for all meter sizes larger than 5/8” as described in Regulation No. 1-Sections 1A & 1E; Monthly Charges for fire detection assemblies larger than 2” as described in Regulation 2; Monthly Service charges for temporary meters described in Regulation 5-Section 2(c); and larger check valves described in Regulation 6. The effective date of the new rates would be February 1, 2020. If you have any questions, please call (925) 625-0588. DIABLO WATER DISTRICT Daniel Muelrath, General Manager & Secretary Posted in the Oakley Press: Friday, December 6, 2019, and Friday, January 10, 2020. Oakley Press No. 03-0477 81386 Publish Dates: December 6, 2019, January 10, 2020.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007390 The name of the business: Overhauled Aesthetics Located at: 4585 Bonraven Way In: Antioch, CA 94531, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Austin Lawrence Lasiter. 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: Austin Lawrence Lasiter. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: December 6, 2019 by Deputy L Fallas Expires 12/6/2024 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 81459 Publish dates: December 20, 27, 2019, January 3, 10, 2020.

a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-19-865145-BF. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2763 Camino Del Rio South San Diego, CA 92108 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 916-939-0772 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-19865145-BF IDSPub #0159342 1/3/2020 1/10/2020 1/17/2020 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 81484 Publish Dates: January 3, 10, 17, 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007396-00 The name of the business: Exquisite Creations Located at: 1313 Horne Ct. In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Sol Levy. 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: Sol Levy. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: December 6, 2019 by Deputy L Spence Expires 12/6/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 81504 Publish dates: January 3, 10, 17, 24, 2020.

ber. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: December 23, 2019 by Deputy P Cornelius Expires 12/23/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 81542 Publish dates: January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2020.

CA 94548 and to sell the energy produced by such improvements to the District. The Board will consider facts and testimony to determine whether: The Contract is in the best interests of the District; and The anticipated cost to the District for thermal or electrical energy or conservation services provided by the energy conservation facility under the Contract will be less than the anticipated marginal cost to the public agency of thermal, electrical, or other energy that would be consumed by the public agency in the absence of the Contract. That the difference, if any, between the fair rental value for the real property subject to the facility ground lease and the agreed rent under the Contract, is anticipated to be offset by below-market energy purchases or other benefits provided under the Contract. The time and place set for the public hearing is: January 22, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. (or as soon thereafter as practicable) at the Knightsen Elementary School District, 1923 Delta Road, Knightsen, CA 94548. Testimony of all interested persons for or against the proposed Contract will be heard. Protests may be made orally or in writing. Any protest pertaining to the regularity or sufficiency of the proceedings shall be in writing and shall clearly set forth the irregularities and defects to which the objection is made. All written protests shall be filed with the District on or before the time set for the hearing. The District may waive any irregularities in the form or content of any written notice and at the hearing may correct minor defects in the proceedings. Written protests may be withdrawn, in writing, at any time before the conclusion of the hearing. DATED: January 3, 2020 Harvey Yurkovich, Superintendent/Principal Knightsen Elementary School District Brentwood Press No. 02-12773 81503 Publish Dates: January 3, 10, 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007391 The name of the business: Certifyable Coaching Located at: 4585 Bonraven Way In: Antioch, CA 94531, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Paullette Marie Creel. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/1/2019. Signature of registrant: Paullette Marie Creel. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: December 6, 2019 by Deputy L Fallas Expires 12/6/2024 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 81460 Publish dates: December 20, 27, 2019, January 3, 10, 2020. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-19-865145-BF Order No.: DS7300-19004704 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/13/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by 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): Mark S. Graham and Donna M. Graham, husband and wife Recorded: 3/21/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0085088-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/27/2020 at 1:30PM Place of Sale: At the north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $629,217.41 The purported property address is: 5169 MATHEWSON COURT, ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 075-570-026-7 Legal Description: Please be advised that the legal description set forth on the Deed of Trust is in error. The legal description of the property secured by the Deed of Trust is more properly set forth and made part of Exhibit “A” as attached hereto. Lot 400, as shown on the Map of Subdivision 8319, filed June 11, 2001, in Book 431 of Maps, Pages 1-6, Contra Costa County Records. Excepting therefrom, an undivided one-half interest in and to all oil, gas, casinghead gasoline and other hydrocarbons and other mineral substances below a point of five hundred feet below the surface of said land, together with the right to take, remove, mine and dispose of all of said oil, gas, casinghead gasoline and other hydrocarbons and other mineral substances but without any right whatsoever to enter upon the surface of said land within five hundred feet thereof, as reserved in the deed from Chris Hansen Jr., et al, recorded March 15, 1965, Book 4823, Page 514, Official Records. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007196-00 The name of the business(es): Bay Area Kustoms Tint Located at: 7911 Brentwood Blvd In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jose Hernandez. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Jose Hernandez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: November 25, 2019 by Deputy J Graff Expires 11/25/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 81457 Publish dates: December 20, 27, 2019, January 3, 10, 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007489-00 The name of the business: MMW Real Estate & Marketing Services Inc Located at: 2055 Sierra Road Apt 15 In: Concord, CA 94518, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): MMW Real Estate & Marketing Services Inc. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 12/9/19. Signature of registrant: Mari M. Wines, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: December 11, 2019 by Deputy H Franklin Expires 12/11/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 81475 Publish dates: December 27, 2019, January 3, 10, 17, 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007569-00 The name of the business: Taqueria El Tarasco Located at: 41 Sand Creek Rd. Ste C In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Joel Vega Martinez. 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: Joel Vega. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: December 16, 2019 by Deputy A Gnecco Expires 12/16/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 81498 Publish dates: January 3, 10, 17, 24, 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007580 The name of the business: Get It Alley LLC Located at: 2182 Grovenor Lane In: Concord, CA 94520, is hereby registered by the following owner: Get It Alley LLC. 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 December 2, 2019. Signature of registrant: Robert A Ramsey, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: December 16, 2019 by Deputy C Preston Expires 12/16/2024 Brentwood Press No. 021273 81462 Publish dates: December 20, 27, 2019, January 3, 10, 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007619 The name of the business: Peggy L. Berumen, Certified Shorthand Reporter Located at: 1257 Sea Breeze Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Peggy Lucy Berumen. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 12/17/19. Signature of registrant: Peggy L. Berumen. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: December 17, 2019 by Deputy L Spence Expires 12/17/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 81534 Publish dates: January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007640-00 The name of the business: All Day Trucking Inc Located at: 28 Tradition Way In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: All Day Trucking Inc. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 12/18/2019. Signature of registrant: Satber Singh. This statement was filed with the FICTITIOUS BUSINESS County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DeNAME STATEMENT cember 18, 2019 by Deputy L Fallas Expires File No. F-0007302-00 The name of the 12/18/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 business: Fox Haven Ranch Located 81482 Publish dates: December 27, 2019, at: 3458 Byer Rd In: Byron, CA 94514, January 3, 10, 17, 2020. is hereby registered by the following owner: Janet M Haverland. This busiFICTITIOUS BUSINESS ness is conducted by: An Individual. NAME STATEMENT The registrant commenced to transact File No. F-0007695 The name of the busibusiness under the fictitious business ness: Discovery Bay Marina Located at: name or names listed above on 12-3-19. 5901 Marina Rd In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505, Signature of registrant: Janet Haverland. is hereby registered by the following owner: This statement was filed with the County Polar Express Marine LLC. This business is Clerk of Contra Costa County on: Decem- conducted by: A Limited Liability Co. The ber 3, 2019 by Deputy C Dias Expires registrant commenced to transact business 12/3/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 under the fictitious business name or names 81423 Publish dates: December 20, 27, listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: 2019, January 3, 10, 2020. Joseph Eldam, Manager / Managing Mem-

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007714 The name of the business: STRENGTH AND DIGNITY BODYWORK Located at: 215 G. St. In: Antioch, CA 94509, is hereby registered by the following owner: Amy Spangler. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on November 19, 2018. Signature of registrant: Amy E. Spangler. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: December 23, 2019 by Deputy J Graff Expires 12/23/2024, Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 81541 Publish dates: January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2020. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007748 The name of the business: Wordplay Located at: 8660 Brentwood Blvd Suite C In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Speech Jungle LLC. 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 NA. Signature of registrant: Jason Reedy - Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: December 27, 2019 by Deputy J Graff Expires 12/27/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 81500 Publish dates: January 3, 10, 17, 24, 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007758-00 The name of the business: Pacific Landscape Service Located at: 180 Sycamore Ave Apt 142 In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Getzemani Zavala-Garcia. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING names listed above on 10/4/19. Signature (Pursuant to Government Code of registrant: Getzemani Zavala-Garcia. This Section 4217.10 et seq.) statement was filed with the County Clerk of KNIGHTSEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Contra Costa County on: December 27, 2019 DISTRICT by Deputy C Preston Expires 12/27/2024 TO CONSIDER ENTERING INTO AN Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 81496 PubENERGY SERVICES CONTRACT lish dates: January 3, 10, 17, 24, 2020. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Governing Board of the Knightsen ElFICTITIOUS BUSINESS ementary School District (“District”) inNAME STATEMENT tends to consider, pursuant to the terms File No. F-0007793 The name of the busi- of Government Code section 4217.12, ness: Chalk Cattle Company Located entering into an energy services contract at: 1060 Amanda Circle In: Brentwood, with Del Sol NRG, Inc. (“Contract”) to CA 94513, is hereby registered by the fol- design, construct, install, maintain under lowing owner(s): Benjamin C. Chalk. This a lease solar improvements at Old River business is conducted by: An Individual. The Elementary School, 30 Learning Lane, registrant commenced to transact business Brentwood, CA 94513, and to sell the under the fictitious business name or names energy produced by such improvements listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: to the District. Benjamin C. Chalk. This statement was The Board will consider facts and testifiled with the County Clerk of Contra Costa mony to determine whether: County on: December 30, 2019 by Deputy The Contract is in the best interests of L Spence Expires 12/30/2024 Brentwood the District; and Press No. 02-1273 81543 Publish dates: The anticipated cost to the District for January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2020. thermal or electrical energy or conservation services provided by the energy NOTICE conservation facility under the Contract Notice is hereby given pursuant to Sec- will be less than the anticipated marginal tion 3071 of the Civil Code of the State of cost to the public agency of thermal, California, the undersigned will sell the electrical, or other energy that would be following vehicle(s) at lien sale at said consumed by the public agency in the time(s) on: absence of the Contract. Thursday, January 16, 2020 to wit: That the difference, if any, between YEAR MAKE VIN LIC# STATE the fair rental value for the real property 03 DODG 1D7HU18Z93J510237 62134P2 CA subject to the facility ground lease and 14 DODG 2C4RDGCG9ER155933 8BTD211 CA the agreed rent under the Contract, is To be sold by: LITHIA CDJR FIAT OF CON- anticipated to be offset by below-market CORD, 4901 MARSH DR CONCORD, CON- energy purchases or other benefits proTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA 94520 (10:00 AM) vided under the Contract. Said sale is for the purpose of satisfying The time and place set for the public lien(s) of the above for towing, stor- hearing is: age, labor, materials, and lien charges, January 22, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. (or together with costs of advertising, and as soon thereafter as practicable) at the expenses of sale. Ritter Lien Sales, Inc. Knightsen Elementary School District, 1/10/20 CNS-3330117# BRENTWOOD 1923 Delta Road, Knightsen, CA 94548. PRESS Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Testimony of all interested persons for 81545 Publish Dates: January 10, 2020. or against the proposed Contract will be heard. Protests may be made orally or NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING in writing. Any protest pertaining to the (Pursuant to Government Code regularity or sufficiency of the proceedSection 4217.10 et seq.) ings shall be in writing and shall clearly KNIGHTSEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL set forth the irregularities and defects to DISTRICT which the objection is made. All written TO CONSIDER ENTERING INTO AN protests shall be filed with the District on ENERGY SERVICES CONTRACT or before the time set for the hearing. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Govern- The District may waive any irregularities ing Board of the Knightsen Elementary in the form or content of any written School District (“District”) intends to con- notice and at the hearing may correct sider, pursuant to the terms of Govern- minor defects in the proceedings. Writment Code section 4217.12, entering ten protests may be withdrawn, in writinto an energy services contract with Del ing, at any time before the conclusion of Sol NRG, Inc. (“Contract”) to design, con- the hearing. struct, install, maintain under a lease so- DATED: January 3, 2020 lar improvements at Knightsen Elemen- Harvey Yurkovich, Superintendent/Printary School, 1923 Delta Road, Knightsen, cipal

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Knightsen Elementary School District CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 81502 COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA Publish Dates: January 3, 10, 2020. 94553 PETITION OF: Tyan Jena Kathain CASE NUMBER: N19-2416 TO ALL INNOTICE TO CREDITOR’S OF BULK SALE TERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Tyan AND OF INTENTION TO TRANSFER Jena Kathain filed a petition with this ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE court for a decree changing names as (UCC SEC. 6101 ET SEQ. AND B & P follows: Present Name: a. Mia Jena 24073 ET SEQ.) Short to Proposed Name: Mia Jena ESCROW # 0126014131 Short-Kathain. 2. THE COURT ORDERS Exempt from fee per GC 27388.1 (a) (1). that all persons interested in this matRecording is not related to real property ter shall appear before this court at the NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale hearing indicated below to show cause, of assets and a transfer of alcoholic bev- if any, why the petition for change of erage license is about to be made. The name should not be granted. Any person name(s) and business address(es) of the objecting to the name changes described seller(s) is/are: Suzanne Joy Nardone above must file a written objection that & Joseph Christopher Nardone, 50 includes the reasons for the objection at Sand Creek Road, Ste. 30, Brent- least two court days before the matter wood, CA 94513 is scheduled to be heard and must apDoing Business as: Sand Creek Pub pear at the hearing to show cause why All other business name(s) and the petition should not be granted. If address(es) used by the seller(s) within no written objection is timely filed, the the past three years, as stated by the court may grant the petition without a seller(s), is/are: (if none, so state) NONE hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: The location in California of the chief ex- 02/10/20 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 ecutive office of the seller is: SAME Room: 212 b. The address of the court The name(s) and business address of the is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of buyer(s) is/are: this Order to Show Cause shall be pubStephen Meza & Jentry Meza lished at least once each week for four 50 Sand Creek Road, Ste. 30, Brent- successive weeks prior to the date set for wood, CA 94513 hearing on the petition in the following The assets being sold are generally de- newspaper of general circulation, printed scribed as: furniture, fixtures, equip- in this county: Brentwood Press Date: ment, inventory, and liquor license 12/16/2019 Judge of the Superior Court And are located at: 50 Sand Creek Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 81454 Road, Ste. 30, Brentwood, CA 94513 Publish Dates: December 20, 27, 2019, The kind of license to be transferred is: January 3, 10, 2020. 41 - On Sale Beer and Wine - Eating Place, #568373 issued for the premises FICTITIOUS BUSINESS located at: 50 Sand Creek Road, Ste. NAME STATEMENT 30, Brentwood, CA 94513 File No. F-0007371 The name of the busiThe anticipated date of the bulk sale/ ness: Dig Deep Enterprises Located transfer is January 29, 2020 and upon at: 260 Woodglen Place In: Oakley, CA approval by Department of Alcoholic 94561, is hereby registered by the folBeverage Control at the office of OLD lowing owner: Justin Giacoma. This REPUBLIC TITLE COMPANY located business is conducted by: An Individual. at 1000 Burnett Avenue, Suite 400, The registrant commenced to transact Concord, CA 94520, Escrow Holder. business under the fictitious business The amount of the purchase price or con- name or names listed above on N/A. sideration in connection with the transfer Signature of registrant: Justin Giacoma. of the license and business, including This statement was filed with the County estimated inventory is $25,000.00 It has Clerk of Contra Costa County on: Decembeen agreed between the Seller/Licensee ber 5, 2019 by Deputy G Garcia Expires and the intended Buyer/Transferee, as 12/5/2024 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 required by Sec 24703 of the Business 81453 Publish dates: December 20, 27, and Professions Code, that the consider- 2019, January 3, 10, 2020. ation for the transfer of the business and license is to be paid only after the transfer FICTITIOUS BUSINESS has been approved by the Department of NAME STATEMENT Alcoholic Beverage Control. File No. F-0007410-00 The name of the Dated: 1/6/2020 business(es): RSC Consulting Located /S/ Stephen Meza at: 177 Monet Dr In: Oakley, CA 94561, is /S/ Jentry Meza hereby registered by the following own1/10/20 er: Jesse Cole. This business is conducted CNS-3329951# by: An Individual. The registrant comBRENTWOOD PRESS menced to transact business under the Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 81544 fictitious business name or names listed Publish Dates: January 10, 2020. above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Jesse Cole. This statement was filed with ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE the County Clerk of Contra Costa County FOR CHANGE OF NAME on: December 9, 2019 by Deputy C Garcia PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Aaron Expires 12/9/2024 Oakley Press No. 03Blackston Lamb Jr. SUPERIOR COURT 0477 81419 Publish dates: December 20, OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA 27, 2019, January 3, 10, 2020. COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Aaron Blackston FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Lamb Jr. CASE NUMBER: N20-0014 NAME STATEMENT TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Peti- File No. F-0007454 The name of the busitioner Aaron Blackston Lamb Jr. filed ness: Beechnut Bookkeeping Located a petition with this court for a decree at: 4317 Beechnut Lane In: Oakley, CA changing names as follows: Present 94561, is hereby registered by the folName: a. Aaron Blackston Lamb lowing owner(s): Michiele Rebecca Jr. to Proposed Name: Aaron Black- Roderick. This business is conducted by: stone Carpoff. 2. THE COURT ORDERS An Individual. The registrant commenced that all persons interested in this mat- to transact business under the fictitious ter shall appear before this court at the business name or names listed above hearing indicated below to show cause, on N/A. Signature of registrant: Michiele if any, why the petition for change of Rebecca Roderick. This statement was name should not be granted. Any person filed with the County Clerk of Contra objecting to the name changes described Costa County on: December 10, 2019 by L above must file a written objection that Spence Expires 12/10/2024 Oakley Press includes the reasons for the objection at No. 03-0477 81499 Publish dates: Januleast two court days before the matter ary 3, 10, 17, 24, 2020. is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why NOTICE OF LIEN SALE the petition should not be granted. If The following persons are in lien at no written objection is timely filed, the Oakley Gateway Self Storage court may grant the petition without a 2101 Laurel Rd hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: Oakley, Ca 94561: 3/2/2020 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 30 C1008 Connie Sanseverino Room: 212 b. The address of the court is A2 Teresita Delrosario same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this D43 Korina Gould Order to Show Cause shall be published at C1342 Kellie Graff least once each week for four successive F5 Nicolas Haering weeks prior to the date set for hearing on C1706 Michael Hines the petition in the following newspaper F1229 Ashley Morales of general circulation, printed in this F7 Zamisah Staples county: Brentwood Press The items to be sold include: FurniDate: 1/6/2020 Judge of the Supe- ture, clothes, toys, and miscellaneous rior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 electronics. The date of the sale will be 81546 Publish Dates: January 10, 17, 24, 1.17.20 at 11:00 am. The location of 31, 2020. the sale will be: Online at www.storagetreasures.com The aucORDER TO SHOW CAUSE tion end date will be 1/17/20 at 12:00 FOR CHANGE OF NAME pm. All bids must be placed prior to this PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Tyan time. Oakley Press No. 03-0477 81488 Jena Kathain SUPERIOR COURT OF Publish Dates: January 3, 10, 2020.


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Dec. 30, 6:54 p.m. A mailbox was stolen from Marina Way. Dec. 30, 11:08 p.m. Police received information about an incident on Chardonnay Court. Dec. 31, 4:17 a.m. Authorities received a report that a man in his 20s, wearing a red jacket and blue pants, took two 12-packs of beer from a store on Oak Street. He left the scene in a white sedan. Dec. 31, 5:10 a.m. Authorities received a report that a man of an unknown description came into a business on Lone Tree Way and stole beer. Dec. 31, 9:52 a.m. Authorities received a report that a white Ford Escape parked on City Park Way has a broken window and its ignition popped out. Dec. 31, 1:09 p.m. A burglary from a white Toyota Camry was reported on City Park Way. The reporting person said items were taken from the vehicle. Dec. 31, 5:23 p.m. Authorities received a report that three city vehicles parked on City Park Way were tampered with. Dec. 31, 7:37 p.m. The rear passenger window of a Ford parked on Lone Tree Way was smashed. Dec. 31, 8:21 p.m. A verbal dispute occurred on Shasta Daisy Drive. Dec. 31, 9:55 p.m. Officers initiated activity on Lone Tree Way in relation to a vehicle burglary. Jan. 1, 10:36 a.m. A person called to report their vehicle had been tampered with. The reporting person said their car door had been pried open and their steering column had been punched. A crowbar was left in the vehicle. Jan. 1, 12:04 p.m. A person called to report that the rear license plate to their dark blue Buick La Cross was missing. The person did not know if the plate had been lost or stolen. Jan. 1, 8:37 p.m. A person called to report seeing an accident with unknown injuries at Griffith Lane and Balfour Road. The reporting person said the vehicles involved were a van and a small car. Jan. 1, 11:27 p.m. A woman called authorities to report items had been stolen from her home. She said she had been out of the coun-

try until today, but her daughter threw a party last week and over $700 worth of her items were taken, including jewelry.

OAKLEY Dec. 25, 1:40 a.m. A suspicious vehicle was stopped near Concannon Drive and Vintage Parkway. Dec. 25, 1:44 a.m. Domestic battery was reported on the 1800 block of Lakewood Drive. Dec. 25, 2:11 a.m. A loud party was reported on the 100 block of Francis Court. Dec. 25, 11:32 a.m. A moving violation was reported on Main Street. Dec. 25, 11:57 a.m. A neighbor dispute was reported on the 5200 block of Ironwood Lane. Dec. 25, 12:43 p.m. A vehicle was blocking the sidewalk on the 4400 block of Fall Lane. Dec. 25, 1:25 p.m. Trespassing was reported near Rose Avenue and Longhorn Way. Dec. 25, 4:09 p.m. Reckless driving was reported near Main Street and Rose Avenue. Dec. 25, 4:13 p.m. A disturbance of the peace was reported near Main Street and Laurel Road. Dec. 25, 5:11 p.m. A suspicious vehicle was stopped on the 4900 block of Winchester Drive. Dec. 25, 6:12 p.m. A service to a citizen was performed on the 2200 block of Ventnor Lane. Dec. 25, 8:43 p.m. A false alarm was reported on the 600 block of Glacier Way. Dec. 26, 6:59 a.m. A patrol request was made at Hook, Line and Sinker. Dec. 26, 7:23 p.m. Suspicious circumstances were reported on the 60 block of Carol Lane. Dec. 26, 9:14 a.m. A patrol request was made near Hill Avenue and Main Street. Dec. 26, 10:29 a.m. A service to a citizen was performed at Creekside Park. Dec. 26, 10:55 a.m. A commercial burglary was reported on the 3000 block of Main Street. Dec. 26, 11:45 a.m. A suspicious vehicle was stopped at the intersection of Trafalgar Way and Winchester Drive. Dec. 26, 12:07 p.m. A patrol request was made at Norcross Lane.

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1937, has a long and storied history, but had deteriorated in recent years to the point that the city took preliminary steps to abate the property in 2008, before plans were halted by the city council. The building was eventually red tagged by Brentwood’s chief building official in January 2016 after it was deemed uninhabitable. But because the building was secured from entry, it was decided no further action would be taken, said Brentwood Community Development Director Casey McCann. County records show Bhargav purchased the property about seven months later from Bonnickson, who owned it since at least 1989. Bhargav, a pastor at the East Bay Hindu Temple in Pittsburg, said he aimed to fix up the former building for an undisclosed purpose, but city officials said it was too old and needed to be torn down.

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the Office of Emergency Services (CalOES). • AB 1856, Individualized education programs, emergency safety procedures: This bill would protect California’s most vulnerable students by ensuring every child with an IEP receives tailored accommodations in case of a school emergency. The bill will keep students physically safe and guarantee important privacy rights through the Inclusive School Emergency Plan. For more information on this legislation, visit Frazier’s website at a11. asmdc.org.

“I will go to the city and go from there,” Bhargav said. “Maybe the city can help me.” Brentwood Mayor Bob Taylor, who indicated he also doesn’t know what’s next for the property, said he was relieved to see the former run-down fixture removed. “For me that has always kind of been a little bit of egg on Brentwood’s face, because it’s one of the first things you see when you come into town,” he said of the building’s removal. “I think it’s good for the city. Something that takes its place will obviously be more appealing than what was just taken down.” While the former structure had seen better days, longtime locals are quick to point out that it generated its fair share of memories. Local historians told The Press in 2013 that it served as a Greyhound bus station until the 1950s. At various times, Harry’s Barber Shop and a café were part of the property. from page 1

bers, one of which is You, Me, We, Oakley! (YMWO) According to Program Director Gaby Banos, YMWO is a “grant-funded, crosssector, collaborative program whose mission is to build community and increase civic participation.” Its program participates with school districts, city council, police and community organizations. Banos and YMWO hope to dispel misinformation about the census within East County, reaching out to its community partners and those they work with to help guarantee a complete, accurate count. “Recognizing the need to ensure all residents are counted, we felt uniquely positioned through our existing network to do effective

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East Contra Costa Historical Society President Doreen Forlow, whose family used to own the Delta Theater, fondly remembers the building serving as a bus station in the 1950s and 60s, where the theater’s movies were delivered as over 2-feet-wide reels. “I would go there as a teenager because I could drive, pick up the film and deliver it (back to the theater),” she said. “I remember as a teenager it wasn’t a spooky place, but it wasn’t an inviting space. It was highway rooms — literally highway rooms.” Faye Johnson told The Press in 2013 that she recalled playing billiards in 1944 when the building was a pool hall. “My friends and I would have a lot of fun there,” said Johnson. As memories continue to resonate, Taylor noted his excitement to see what pops up at the property. “I can’t wait to see what is going in there,” he said.

outreach to the community,” Banos said. “The grant is for outreach with our hard-tocount communities ... We are confident that we can empower community members by simply providing clarification and answering questions. We plan to broaden outreach through schools, community organizations, congregations and existing YMWO events, such as our quarterly citizenship drives or the Congreso Familiar Conference. We’ve already begun meeting with YMWO volunteers that will assist with outreach in Spanish, by tabling at events and offering presentations at existing meeting spaces. Some of those strategies will include presenting at existing conferences, community meetings and businesses that are frequented by hardto-count communities.”

For anyone hosting a community event between now and May who would be interested in having Banos and YMWO present, contact her by email at gaby@ youmeweoakley.org or call 925-625-7011. Census forms — which can be filled out online, via phone, by paper or in person — include 10 questions about an individual’s age, gender, race and relationship to the householder. Residents will start receiving forms in the mail in mid-March. U.S. Census Bureau officials remind everyone that all data collected will remain confidential and cannot be turned over to any other government agency, immigration enforcement or the president. To view a sample of the Census 2020 form, visit www.bit.ly/census2020sample.

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Saturday, Jan. 11 Liberty Lions Band Booster Crab Feed The Liberty Lions Band Boosters will host a fundraiser crab feed from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St., in downtown Brentwood. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit llbb.ticketspice.com/ crabfeed or email tdalfi1025@comcast.net.

Monday, Jan. 13 Walnut Creek Garden Club

The Walnut Creek Garden Club will host its next monthly meeting at 10 a.m. at The Gardens at Heather Farm, 1540 Marchbanks Drive in Walnut Creek. For this month’s presentation, a representative from Republic Services will discuss recycling, landfill technologies and renewable energy. For more information, contact caacat@ comcast.net or 925-934-9015.

Wednesday, Jan. 22 Cub Scout Fundraiser

MOD Pizza is hosting a fundraiser for local Cub Scouts from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. at 5411 Lone Tree Way, Suite 100, in Brentwood. Come support the Cub Scouts and eat some delicious pizza.

Saturday, Jan. 25 State of the Town Gala

The Discovery Bay Chamber of Commerce will host its State of the Town Gala from 6-11 p.m. at the Discovery Bay Country Club, 1475 Clubhouse Drive, in Discovery Bay. For tickets or more information, visit www.bit.ly/dbsotgala or call 925-240-4144.

Tuesday, Jan. 28 Heritage Foundation Dinner Fundraiser

The Liberty Adult Education Center will offer a class on beginning genealogy Tuesdays from Jan. 28 to Feb. 25 in Brentwood. This class will help you learn how to preserve your family tree and discover more about your heritage. For registration or more information, contact Liberty Adult Education at 925-634-2565.

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Delta Informal Gardeners meet the fourth Monday of each month, except June, December or Monday holidays, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Brentwood United Methodist Church, 809 2nd St. in Brentwood. Come learn from great speakers and spend time with others interested in gardening. For more information, contact president Bob Selders at 925-642-0080 or r.selders@yahoo.com.

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The Discovery Bay Chamber of Commerce will host an after-hours business mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Press offices, 248 Oak St. in Brentwood. For more information, email chamber@discoverybaychamber.org, call 925240-4144 or visit www.bit.ly/dbpressmixer.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Family Resource Center hosts a free medical clinic at 2210 Gladstone Drive in Pittsburg on Wednesdays from 4 to 8 p.m., and second and fourth Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Uninsured adults ages 17+ are eligible. For an appointment, call 925-439-2009 on Wednesdays between 1 and 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.svdpcc.org/programs-rotacare-clinic.

Ongoing Events Widow and Widower Grief Support Group

Oakley 4-H Club

The widow and widower grief support group meets Thursdays at 5 p.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary library at 500 Fairview Ave. in Brentwood. If your spouse has died and you are finding it hard to cope, come learn how to find a new normal. For more information, contact 925513-3412 or 925-240-1706.

Oakley 4-H meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. The club is open to boys and girls ages 5-19 and adults. For more information and meeting location, contact Oakley@ contracosta4h.org.

ECCHS Breakers

The East Contra Costa Historical Society Breakers seek members to tinker on old machinery, help plan and design museum exhibits and do general maintenance on the grounds and buildings of the 19th century museum. Anyone can volunteer to be a “breaker” and donate their time and talent every Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon and first Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon at 3890 Sellers Road in Brentwood. For more information, call Dawn at 925-513-3247. Looking for legal advice? Consult an experienced attorney for free every fourth Wednesday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon at the Oakley Senior Center, 215 Second St. in Oakley. Attorneys provide short-term advice or give appropriate referrals. For more information or an appointment, call 925-625-0200.

The Oakley Seniors will host a flea market at the Oakley Senior Center, 215 Second St. in Oakley, on the first Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome, and vendor tables are available for $10. For more information, call Tim Lear at 925-238-5356.

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