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Surprise for returning veteran by Rick Lemyre Staff Writer

Photo by Richard Wisdom

Staff Sgt. Jon Adams is congratulated by Lt. Col Bill Carter, who has just presented the Knightsen resident a Purple Heart for being wounded in Afghanistan. For a slide show of Adams’ welcome-home celebration, log on to www.thepress.net.

Fire meeting on Monday After two years of planning in dozens of community and board meetings, residents of the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District get one more chance to help shape a tax measure expected to be placed before voters in June. One of the key aspects of a proposed $197-per-year parcel tax is whether it will include a sunset clause. As of now, it does not. A divided ECCFPD Board recently re-affirmed its belief that an automatic end to the levy would leave the district once again underfunded when the sunset date arrives. Other board members believe the tax, which is needed to correct a $2 million operating deficit, will not pass without the sunset. The final decision will be made at a special board meeting on Monday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Oakley City Council Chambers, 3231 Main St. The public is encouraged to attend.

The spirit of seniority

From fitness to facilities to self-defense, our Senior Living section celebrates the classiest of classes. Page 1B

War hero laid to rest A survivor of the World War II Bataan Death March died recently at the age of 93. Page 17B

Lions snap bleak streak

Liberty’s hardcourt warriors ending a 27-year playoff drought. Page 17A

by Rick Lemyre Staff Writer

The Federal Aviation Administration and Transportation Safety Board are continuing to investigate the cause of mid-air collision Sunday night between a flight school helicopter and private plane about a mile north of the Antioch Bridge. The crash, which resulted in minor injuries, occurred about 7 p.m. when the two-seat Robinson R22 helicopter was hit from behind by the 1961 six-seat Beechcraft Bonanza, according to Wayne Prodger, owner of Vertical CFI Helicopters in Hayward. see Crash page 15A

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It’s not an easy thing, sneaking up on a sniper. But if you thought it couldn’t be done, you might have underestimated the power of a mother. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jon Adams, a Knighsten resident and Liberty High School grad, returned from his most recent deployment to Afghanistan last month. He was greeted at the airport and escorted home by the Warrior Watch Riders, just like dozens of other service members in recent years. The appreciative Adams figured the celebration ended as the last bike roared out of sight. He was wrong. On Sunday, as he enjoyed dinner with family and friends at a local restaurant, the roar returned, louder than before.

Nearly three dozen motorcycles, emergency vehicles and police cruisers rolled in, horns and music blaring, to surprise Adams and whisk him away – in a limousine – to the Antioch VFW Hall. Waiting there were more than 100 grinning, flag-waving patriots, including Lt. Col. Bill Carter and Maj. Eric Sharyer. The two officers had a special reason for attending. Wounded by an improvised explosive device last year, Adams had subsequently returned home on emergency leave and missed the ceremony at which his Purple Heart medal was to be presented. “They just gave his medal to someone else and hoped they’d give it to him,” said mother Rose Adams. “It’s probably in the bottom of someone’s backpack right now.”

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A Beechcraft Bonanza rests in a field near the Byron Airport Monday after a midair collision Sunday night with a small helicopter that also went down. No serious injuries were reported.

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New manager, projects Big-league bliss coming to Oakley parks which includes a large open turf play area. This week, the Parks Division completed repairs and renovations at the Laurel Ball Field to prepare it for spring and summer use. Worn turf was removed and new sod was installed, and lip buildup along the baselines and arc were removed. Edging along the base paths were straightened, and infield mix was added, spread, graded and compacted throughout the entire infield. “The playability of this field will be greatly enhanced,” said Morrow. Next week, work begins at Summer Lakes, where the two grass infields will be transformed into skinned fields. The result, according to Morrow, will be a more level playing surface requiring less maintenance. In the coming weeks, Creekside, Cypress Grove, Magnolia and Shady Oak parks will also undergo field repairs. The City of Oakley Parks Division is soliciting input from the community regarding existing parks and landscape, future projects or needed amenities. Citizens, community groups and neighborhood associations are encouraged to work with the Parks Division to propose and perform volunteer park maintenance activities. “If you see a problem, have an idea or suggestion, please let us know,” said Morrow. For more information, call 925-625-7037 or e-mail morrow@ci.oakley.ca.us.

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The City of Oakley Parks Division has recently undergone reorganization. In addition to in-house adjustments, the most significant change will be the recruitment and hiring of a Parks Division manager, the first since 2008. “The vision for the Parks Division restructuring is intended to provide improved leadership and enhance operations,” said City Engineer and Public Works Director Jason Vogan. “We’re committed to ongoing improvements of service delivery.” Leonard Morrow, an experienced and longtime parks and recreation professional, is serving as interim parks manager. Morrow is evaluating the park programs and services and assisting in making the restructuring a smooth transition. The mission of the Oakley Parks Division is to provide clean, safe, well maintained, inviting and sustainable parks, landscape areas and recreation facilities for the enjoyment of Oakley residents and visitors. The division is responsible for maintaining more than 95 developed acres of park land, nearly 40 acres of unimproved park land and open spaces, and approximately 50 acres of landscaped street medians, planters and streetscapes. Recent accomplishments of the Park Division include the opening of the allabilities playground at Crockett Park and the new renovations at Holly Creek Park,

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ntioch native and Major League Baseball player Aaron Miles shares a moment with 4-year-old Drew Briseno of San Ramon during an autograph signing on Saturday. A member of the 2006 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals, Miles chatted with fans, signed autographs and gave tips to Little Leaguers at the Antioch Sports Legends Museum. Check out the video covering the event at www.thepress.net.

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Women take fitness for a spin When it comes to women and their exercise routines, some run marathons, some practice yoga and others hit the gym. Jennifer Hicks happens to pole dance. “When you think of pole dancing, you think of strip clubs,� said Hicks, owner of SpinSity in Oakley. “But this is different; this is about exercise, fitness and self-confidence. It’s kind of like gymnastics class, only sexier.� SpinSity is a women-only exercise/dance studio that offers a variety of pole dancing classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced participants. Open just a few months at her location on Main Street, Hicks – a selfdescribed gym rat – became a pole devotee a few years ago when her sister-in-law told her about the impressive workout it provided. “This has been around for years as a form of exercise and it’s an amazing workout, especially for the core and upper body,� said Hicks, 26, Kaiser Permanente employee and mother of four. “It’s much more difficult than it looks.� It’s hard to argue that suspending one’s body vertical to a metal pole will burn calories while toning your arms, abs and legs. But there are additional benefits to pole dancing. “It’s about self-esteem, empowerment and confidence,� said Hicks, who added that the majority of her clients are stay-at-home moms in their 20s and 30s. “When your body feels strong and looks strong, it gives you a

lot of self-confidence. Who wouldn’t want to feel like that?� And while Hicks takes in stride the raised eyebrows and occasional comments associated with her studio, she insists that SpinSity is not a real-life version of the Bada Bing Club. The City of Oakley agrees. “It (SpinSity) is a viable business and is not a gentleman’s club,� said Oakley City Manager Bryan Montgomery. “It’s a fitness studio and that’s what we determined in our research. If it wasn’t, they couldn’t even locate where they are.� Hicks said city officials have been “very supportive� of her studio and appreciates that they “seem to understand what I am trying to do.� And it would seem the pole dancing public is supportive as well. In recent years magazines devoted to the pole have begun cropping up, international competitions have emerged, and there is even talk of making pole dancing an Olympic sport. “It’s a good thing,� said Hicks. “Even if I didn’t make a dime off the studio I would still do this to share with others the feeling I get from it. Everyone needs something that makes them feel good and is fun. Hey, if you’re not a scrap booker, maybe you’re a pole dancer.� SpinSity is located at 1615 Main St., Suite 1003. Classes are by appointment only. For class hours, schedules or registration information, visit www.spinsity.com. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Celebrating 20 years of 31 flavors by Samie Hartley Staff Writer

Baskin-Robbins is known for making birthdays special, offering an array of ice creams to be savored in a cone or dish. Its ice cream cakes are the best of both worlds, combining fluffy cake with a large helping of ice cream. Next month, Brentwood’s Baskin-Robbins will celebrate its own birthday – No. 20 – and owners Bruce and Gerry Dake are inviting the community to join in the fun. On March 3 and 4, Baskin-Robbins will host its birthday bash from noon to 5 p.m. The festivities include a prize wheel, live music and plenty of ice cream. The event will also serve as a fundraiser for scholarships for students in the Liberty Union High School District. “In our 20 years, between our Brentwood and Antioch locations, we’ve had approximately 1,000 employees,” Gerry said. “About 700 of those employees were high school students, so we’d like to establish a scholarship fund to recognize students who have been able to balance work and school.” The Dakes will donate a portion of the funds raised during the birthday celebration to create three scholarships, one for each comprehensive high school in the district. To qualify, the student must have been employed for at least one year. Students must submit a letter of recom-

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Bruce and Gerry Dake will celebrate 20 years at their Brentwood BaskinRobbins location next month, and the community is invited to commemorate this milestone. mendation for their employer as proof, and write an essay detailing their experiences and what holding down a job, while balancing schoolwork, has taught them. Students must also earn a 3.0 grade point average and plan to attend a community college. Applications for the scholarship

The Brentwood Lions Club invites you to participate in a Flea Market! When: Saturday, April 21st, 2012; 8am-1pm Where: Parking lot in front of Liberty High School 14’ x 14’ exhibit space $30 Spaces still available.

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Parking is available for all participants. The event will be wellpublicized. Proceeds from space rental will benefit scholarships for graduating seniors from Brentwood high schools. Spaces will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. For information call Lion Carolyn Sherfy at 516-7798 or email jsherfy@earthlink.net

will be available during the event. After 20 years in the ice cream business, Gerry considers herself fortunate to have met the children of former employees – and has even hired a few of that next generation. While the Brentwood landscape has changed over the years, the qual-

ity of service at Baskin-Robbins remains the same. The Dake family continues to be involved in community events, hosting fundraisers to support local schools and the Boy Scouts of America. “It’s rare these days for a local business to have the same owners and be in the same location like we have,” Gerry said. “We credit the community for our longevity and we like to give back.” When the Dakes opened their Second Street location in 1992, they were the only ice cream shop in town. Brentwood has grown significantly in the last two decades, but Gerry said their ice cream shop stays true to its mission of being a place for families, offering 44 flavors of ice cream, cakes, shakes, sundaes and other treats to the masses. The Dakes’ success was celebrated nationally in 2010 when the couple was honored at the Dunkin’ Brands/BaskinRobbins U.S. Global Conference. Out of the hundreds of Baskin-Robbins shop owners in the United States, the Dakes were selected to share their communityminded marketing strategies at the convention, which was attended by hundreds of global Baskin-Robbins franchisers. Baskin-Robbins is located at 1145 Second St. in the Safeway shopping center in Brentwood. For more information about the birthday celebration or the scholarship program, call 925-516-0231. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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lump teenager Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to dance on “The Corny Collins Show.” When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes an overnight celebrity and launches a campaign to end segregation on the show. The Heritage High School Rising Stars present the award-winning “big fat” Broadway musical “Hairspray” in performances slated for Feb. 24, March 2-3, 8-10 and 15-17 at 7 p.m.; and Feb. 25 and March 17 at 2 p.m. at the school, 101 American Ave. in Brentwood. The Heritage theater box office will open one hour prior to each performance.

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Last week I wrote about the $25 Billion mortgage settlement. As this things always go, as time passes more information comes to light so I wanted to let you know what I’ve learned recently. The early negotiations were focused on the banks trying to settle with all the states, paying a big fine, but at the same time getting immunity for future claims, even if new information comes to light. This was one of the sticking points that was keeping the State of California from joining the settlement. That’s why I was initially disappointed when I heard that California had finally caved and joined in with the settlement. I come to find out now that it’s possible that future suits and settlements ARE still possible, so the banks did NOT get the 100% immunity from future claims that they were seeking. This changes everything! So while I still think that this $25 Billion settlement is too small and didn’t go far enough, I also think we are going to see more settlements later, so there is still hope!

If you are a distressed homeowner currently, the hard question you have before you is whether you should take a loan mod now, or wait for either this settlement, or some future settlement, to come along and save the day. They keep talking about principal reductions, but so far no far-reaching, comprehensive program is even being considered. What if you take a loan mod now and get current, and then a program comes out 6 months from now that WOULD have helped you, except now your payment is “affordable” by their measurements because of your loan mod, so they turn you down? If you would like a free, 30-minute no-obligation consultation to look at your situation, give me a call and we can go over your options. If you have questions on this or any other real estate topic, call me at (925) 240-MOVE (6683). To search the MLS for free and view virtual tours of homes for sale, go to: www. SharpHomesOnline.com. Sharp Realty – Advertisement

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Congratulations to the following Liberty High School Students of the Month for January of 2010: Ismael Alvarez, Jordan Bach, Gloria Barraza, Jazz Belarde, Aubrey Bradshaw, Savannah Bresee, Dwayne Burns, Kayla Byrne, Sumner Carrington, Megan Clark, Chase Cooper, Lacey Cope, Juan Coronel, Ashlee Crenshaw, Mason Critchfield, Stephanie Drake, Ashley Ellcessor, Damone Estrada, Ashley Fletcher, Bernadette Fong, Taylor France, Brenden Galloway, Douglas Gil, Caroline Gillick, Robert Goin, Kara Greene, Brandon Grubaugh, Sierra Gruss,

Brett Harrison, Casey Hebert, Robert Henderson, Justin Hendrix, Jessica Lucas, Amaris Martin, Breia Masterman, Clarissa Melgoza, Brandon Nahm, Sonya Ortega, Olivia Paredes, Alec Pattison, Edgardo Perez, Hunter Philips, Zachary Revel, Chad Russick, Michael Santos, Dustin Schuette, Caleb Silver, Jeffrey Skilling, Samantha Slightam, Jacob Smith, Tyler Soares, Salvador Tapia, Tyler Thomas, Scott Tsubota, Erin Valdez, Manuel Velez, Tyler Wanden, Logan Westfall, Kevin Williams, Carter Williams, Julian Wilson and Kaitlyn Zeigle.

Supporting literacy Kumon Math and Reading Centers are joining forces with the Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) program to bring books to underprivileged children nationwide via a literacy open house on Saturday, March 3 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Kumon Center, 4530 Balfour Road, Suite B in Brentwood. Families are invited to attend the free event, which will include read-aloud sessions featuring

selections from Kumon’s recommended reading list. Attendees are encouraged to bring a new book to donate to the RIF local chapter. Refreshments, games and prizes will be provided. For each new student enrollment during the month of March, Kumon will donate $10 to RIF – the equivalent of four new books. For additional information, call 877-5866673 or visit www.kumon.com.

Kindergarten registration Knightsen School, 1923 Delta Road, conducts kindergarten registration Wednesday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. At that time, the district will be registering Knightsen School residents and siblings of interdistrict transfers. Parents are asked to bring proof of residency. Children born on or before Nov. 1, 2007 are eligible to register. Parents must bring proof of age by presenting an original birth certificate, statement by the county registrar or baptismal certificate.

Laws regarding eligibility for kindergarten have changed. Beginning this year, children born between Nov. 2 and Dec. 2 of 2007 are eligible to enroll as transitional kindergarteners, attending kindergarten for two years. All immunizations must be verified by an immunization record. An oral health assessment by a dentist must be completed within the 12 months prior to the start of school. For more information, call Knightsen School Principal Tereasa Estrada at 925-6263301.


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Acclaimed at Adams mer Sharifi, Alexandria C. Sheehan, Trever T. Slous, Jessica A. Solis, Grady Michael Spencer, Raelynn A. Sterlinski, Ariel Kora Stone, Sean J. Stubo, Nargiss W. Tarrar, Cristian T. Tatum, Pardeep S. Thind, Matthew Reyes Tolero, Nathan J. Toralba, Lauren H. Vanier, Ashley Monique Viveros, Daniel Douglas Volta, Crystal Wallace, Mikaila M. Wegenke, Zachary Dale Welker, Eryn Wheatley, Nora Mary Whelan, Hasaan A. Williams, Sophia L. Williams, Xavier A. Williams, Chaz C. Wilson, Cheyanne Marie Wilson, Eric J. Wisniewski, Anika H. Yoder, Isabelle Y. Yoo and Syeda Masumah Zahra. Look for the lists of seventh and eight grade students named to the Honor Society in next week’s Press.

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Congratulations to the following Adams Middle School sixth-grade students named to the Honor Society (3.70-4.0 grade point average) for the school’s first quarter: Rezahn E. Abraha, Sebastian Bautista Absin, Farris Abuaita, Andrew K. Agena, Jeremy J. Ahn, Ahmed E. Alani, Natalie J. Alvarado, Noor Ul Ain Ansari, Ellyzha Tiffany Quirante Astudillo, Julian Ethan Liam Atalit, Aorzala Atmar, Beau M. Baddeley, Kelly Ann Balaban, Raener M. Baluyut, Renae J. Baluyut, Alexander W. Barclay, Destiny T. Barnes, Brenden O. Barry, Morgan Barbara Blume, Inaya Syeda Bokhari, Jeremiah M. Botros, Kenneth Bough, Kaelan A. Bradley, Ryan J. Bradley, Emma Nicole Brennan, Farrah L. Brown, Julianna M. Brown, Ian Michael Buchanan, Brandon William Buenting, Blaine B. Bumbaca, Emma C. Burns, Connor D. Burris, Zimmerman Ian J. Busby, Marlene M. Caballero, Brandon W. Caldera, Matthew C. Campbell, Lauren M. Canada, Grace S. Carcot, Keegan R. Carey, Carlos Casas, Cameron David Castano, Cecilia J. Castellanos, Noah Castellanos, Michelle A. Cereda, Ariya Bernice Chestnut Lockett, Angel A. Chika, Katherine N. Cook, Joshua Ethan S. Cunanan, Julia I. Daijogo, Sage Daniella Dalton, Marcus Pedro Dawal, Erika Flores de Guia, Ethan Daniel DeVera, Aleah J. Diaz, Citlalli N Dominguez, Aidan B. Dunn, Jacqueline P. Duran, Samantha M. Dutcher, Stephanie T. Eatmon, Jack Parker Erickson, Ashley L. Eslick, Reese Martin Esteves, Joseph Robert Farnsworth Jr., Sarah B. Feldman, Nikolas Tyler Filardo, Sierra Taylor Finney, Elizabeth Frances Flores, Arriya Mara Frank, Cooper A. Gable, DeAndrew T. Garay, Kevin Garcia, Susanna Isabel Garcia, Alysen S. Gerdes, Caleb Go, Jacqueline Rose Goddard, Eden Gonzaga, Ariana S. Gonzalez, Justin Alexander Gonzalez, Ali A. Gouhary, Chloe Jan Green, Lizel A. Green, Joseph M. Guaragna, Garrett Jack Guilliams, Brenda Gutierrez, Jacob B. Hair, Taghrid O. Halloum, Chloe Simone Halog, Austin James Harden, Ariq A. Hardiyanto, Evan M. Hardy, Cal H. Harris, Sarah E. Hary, Karen Alexis Hernandez, Cosette F. Heuer, Desiree Glenda Hinds, Brady E. Hoff, Joshua J. Holmes, Faith Rose Hom, Taylor Janene Hopkins, Cameron M. Iacovoni, Fernando Ibarra, Jacob D. Jackson, Devin K. Jensen, Taylor Lyn Jobb, Shane E. Johnson, Katalina A. Johnston, Kyle Anthony Johnston, Emma K. Kaczmarczyk, Julien Karleskind, Grace Unice Kim, Sarah B. Klinger, Gabriana N. La, Erin L. Lampkin, Kristofer Land, Aiwin Collete Cosme Lapuz, Giulian Z. Laranang, Victoria Marie Lasch, Jasmine Lee, Nicholas C. Legge, Madison M. Leiser, Sarah A. Locastro, Amanda Lucay, Margaret C. Magstadt, Caren L. Marciel, Luisa Carmen Martinez, James E. McIntyre, Raymond T. McKenzie, Sebastian Rei Medina, Liliana J. Munoz, Scott D. Munson, Stephen M Murphy, Oscar E. Murray, Joscylin Michaela Murrell, Jasmine H. Nam, Antonio Narez, Jonathan Alexander Ned, Rinsolu O. Oisaghie, Raqibat T. Onipede, Antoine J. Owens, Gavin R. Palmer, Robert B. Panga, Victoria Chante Peddie, Abigail F. Pena, Alea R. Pena, Ariana Noelle Perez, Kayley Brianne Phillips, Scienn M. Publico, Calissa M. Quilates, Sienna Quinlivan, Mackenzie Renee Rapier, Tessie M Robinson, Vanesa Rodriguez Vega, Natalie Grace Rogers, Dana Rolnik, Zak Benjamin Ruiz Rubio, Marissa N. Runge, Cheryl Yap Salgado, Isis Y. Samuel, Victoria M. Santiago, Sophia Amira Sarkis, Sadaf Sum-

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Grant aims to enrich after-school arts Staff Writer As art programs across the country fall victim to budget cuts, Antioch’s Delta Academy for the Performing Arts is bucking the trend and looking to expand. Delta Academy recently received a $20,000 grant from the Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation, a major Bay Area arts philanthropic organization. Lead teacher Rob Seitelman plans to use the money to enhance the academy’s after-school program, in which students plan, rehearse and perform plays. Delta Academy recently concluded a run of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” and is already preparing its next show for the end of March. “We’re thrilled and absolutely honored that Lesher would support us and the work that we’re doing in East County,” Seitelman said. “It’s truly remarkable that we’re able to provide this for our students and that Lesher is able to support us in that work.” Housed at Deer Valley High School, Delta Academy takes students through a high school curriculum focused on the arts, but draws from several foundations to ensure a complete education. The school is one of Antioch Unified School District’s linked learning academies, such as the Deer Valley Law

“ It’s truly remarkable that we’re able to provide this for our students and that Lesher is able to support us in that work.

Rob Seitelman Academy and Dozier-Libbey Medical High School, which incorporate career preparation into the four-year curriculum. Through these academies, students can receive a well-rounded education while preparing for their chosen careers. For instance, students performing Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” would look at the play’s language and plot from the perspective of English literature, the family relationships from a psychological perspective, and the poison Romeo drinks from a biological perspective. The approach is working. Delta Academy, which enrolls roughly 200 students, will graduate its first class this spring. According to Seitelman, roughly 80 percent of the academy’s seniors have been accepted into universities and performing arts academies such as Los Angeles’ American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Though students said the switch from a traditional middle-school to an arts-focused curriculum was difficult at

first, they have flourished and enjoyed the change. “I was actually very excited for the change,” senior Marina Ketchum said. “Instead of going to a huge high school, I was going to something like Delta Academy, which focuses on art. It was a bit shaky in the beginning because it was a drastic change … but eventually, you just find the rhythm and you really take a lot out of it.” School district board President Diane Gibson-Gray, who is also the executive director of the Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch, has been impressed by the way Delta Academy has succeeded. The Lesher Foundation has supported other programs in Antioch, such as the free summer concert series and El Campanil Theatre. “They’ve incorporated and adapted very well and they’re still continuing to grow,” Gibson-Gray said. “Unfortunately, when there’s cash shortages, the arts go first. This is a creative way to still continue to grow the

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program.” One of the major tenets of Delta Academy’s after-school program is outreach to local middle and elementary schools. Students regularly perform plays not only at Deer Valley’s theater, but on stages at grade schools all over Antioch. Delta Academy students talk with their younger classmates and help them gain an appreciation for the performing arts. Largely because of this, Delta Academy is anticipating an incoming freshman class next year of between 70 and 100 students. Seitelman said he’d ideally like to see more participation between Delta Academy and local grade schools, where high school students teach the younger kids who might not be getting much interaction with art. Seitelman left the professional drama world in New York to become a teacher. When Delta Academy opened up, he leaped at the chance to make a difference. “I had a real desire to see arts flourish in a place where there were things that were definitely poised against it,” Seitelman said. “My hope is that we can help. We can take it back into the elementary and middle school through after-school programs for the elementary and middle school kids taught by our students and faculty. The grant will help us do that.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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No bumbling at the Bee ongratulations to the winners of the Park Middle School Spelling Bee, who advance to regional competition. In the front row, from left, are sixth-grader Katelyn Pham (second place), seventh-grader Chelsea Abillano (first place) and sixth-grader Sofia Dasilva (third place); back row: AUSD Trustee Joy Motts, President Diane Gibson-Gray, Trustee Walter Ruehlig, Principal Didi del Chiaro and Superintendent Dr. Donald Gill.

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Brentwood kindergarten registration Appointments for kindergarten registration, held Tuesday through Thursday, March 6-8, may be made by calling the designated area school: Brentwood Elementary – 925-513-6360, Garin – 925-513-6370, Ron Nunn – 925-513-6380, Loma Vista – 925513-6390, Krey – 925-513-6400, Pioneer – 925-513-6410, and Marsh Creek – 925513-6420. Children entering kindergarten must turn 5 on or before Nov. 1, 2012. Parents must bring to registration proof of birth (birth certificate, passport or baptismal certificate), a complete and up-to-date immunization record, and proof of residency (a picture ID and two original documents such as vehicle registration, property tax bill or rental/lease agreement). For a complete list of proof-of-residency documents, call your school or visit www.brentwood.k12. ca.us/district/student_services/k-reg.htm. The BUSD is currently unable to confirm implementation of the California Department of Education’s Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program (for children who turned 5 between Nov. 2 and Dec. 2, 2012) due to the statewide budget cut proposal. Parents should complete the TK information sheet available at any elementary school site, and check in with staff at their resident school for further information.

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Homeless student help Homeless students in the Liberty Union High School District will benefit from a $4,700 grant earmarked for school supplies from the nonprofit organization K to College. “These resources for our homeless youth will provide more tools for them to succeed in classes and graduate from high school,” said LUHSD Assistant Superintendent Gene Clare. “We are very pleased to partner with such an organization and to provide every support we can for our students.”

Supplies include tote bags filled with materials ranging from notebooks to dry erase boards. The supplies were delivered to the district free of charge and will be distributed to students at each site. The supplies will supplement the McKinney Vento Homeless Student Education Program, which provides supplies, services, referrals and other support through grant funding. For a story on the program at LUHSD, visit www.thepress. net and search for Homeless Students. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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High school intradistrict transfers Attendance areas for Liberty, Freedom and Heritage high schools have been established in order to balance enrollment among the comprehensive school sites in the Liberty Union High School District. Students who live within the LUHSD boundary, but prefer to attend a school not designated for their residential area, must apply for an intradistrict transfer. The open enrollment period for such transfers for the 2012-13 school year runs through the month of February. Decisions regarding these requests will be made by May 15. Intradistrict transfer requests are generally approved as long as the enrollment for all schools

is balanced by total numbers and by ethnicity. As the district continues to grow and enrollment capacities at schools are reached, not all requests for intradistrict transfers will be approved. When schools reach their capacity, the number of intradistrict transfers approved must be equal between schools. Students will be enrolled in their home high school based on their attendance area until the intradistrict process has been completed in May. Intradistrict transfer request forms may be obtained at the district office, 20 Oak St. in Brentwood or online at www.luhsd.net. For more information, call Valerie Noble at 925-634-2166, ext. 2021.

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Veteran from page 1A That wasn’t good enough for Rose, who enlisted the aid of Gold Star Father Kevin Graves to set things straight. And so on Sunday, after Adams slipped into his dress uniform (which was waiting for him at the hall) the Army made things right, conducting an official ceremony and adding the Purple Heart to a chest already covered with decorations for achievement, marksmanship, battle experience, recruiting excellence and more. Adams was saluted by proclamations from state and county representatives, given challenge coins from several service member support groups and veterans’ motorcycle organizations, and got hugs from everyone in attendance. His sister Amanda sang a touching rendition of Laura Story’s song “Blessings” to express her gratitude at her brother’s safe return. Then it was Adams’ turn with the mic. “It’s Mom’s birthday,” a grinning Adams told the assembled group. “They told me we were going to meet for dinner and celebrate. Well, you’re all liars.” Although he wasn’t especially fond of putting on his dress uniform again, Adams

Crash from page 1A The helicopter went down in a field about 30 feet from Highway 160. The Beechcraft continued toward the Byron Airport before making a hard landing just short of the airfield. Both pilots were treated at area hospitals and released, according to the Sacramento County Sher-

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said it was worth it, and called the assembly “amazing.” He noted that such attention isn’t something troops expect; they just do their missions, try to stay alive, and return. “We don’t expect much when we get back,” he said. “We just want to be home.” Adams joined the Army in response to 9/11 and credited his family for some of his immediate success. “Basic training was a joke,” he said. “I got yelled at way more at home.” Adams served as a sniper with the 101st Airborne Division’s 5th Special Forces group. He has also served with the 14th Psychological Operations Battalion and the Army’s Fresno Recruiting Battalion. As of March 4, he will be on reserve status as he completes his bachelor’s degree in psychology and begins a career in law enforcement. He is adamant that the future will not include combat tours. “My hats off to anyone who goes over there and has even one rough tour,” he said. Since joining in 2003, he’s spent the equivalent of six tours overseas, and doesn’t care for the increasing restrictions placed

iff’s Office. Witnesses to the helicopter crash said the aircraft had flown low over them from behind as they drove north on the highway, sinking lower and lower until veering to the right and going down. Motorists pulled over and ran to the wreck, meeting the woman pilot coming

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Staff Sgt. Jon Adams’ family was acknowledged by the Warrior Watch Riders for supporting the recently returned soldier while on numerous deployments. The family includes, in back from left, mother Rose, son Tyler, father Roy, and wife Mari. In front are Aurora, 8, and Zach, 11. on soldiers trying to win a war. “I’ve had plenty of rough tours, and I’m done. I will not be deployed back to the war again.” Meanwhile, he’ll enjoy catching up on the time missed with his wife Mari, sons Tyler, 14, and Zach, 11, and his daughter

Aurora, 8. And he’ll enjoy not be required to wear his dress uniform. “I hate dressing up,” he said. “I’d rather be in the field, sweating, bleeding and stinking.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

toward them up the road embankment. The pilot was the only person on board, witnesses said. “She kept saying a plane had hit her,” said Jimmy Alexander of Fairfield, a passenger in one of the cars who helped the pilot to one of the vehicles to await emergency responders. “She seemed to be OK,

but she was in shock.” According to the owner of the helicopter flight school, the pilot of the chopper was a 29-year-old experienced pilot logging nighttime hours toward her helicopter license. Records show the Beechcraft is registered to Brentwood resident Ronald Gawer.

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Voters must demand sunset on fire tax Editor: The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District is making a serious miscalculation if it fails to include a sunset clause in its final ballot language at its upcoming special meeting on Feb. 27. In what is already a long shot to pass, the district is further handicapping itself and public safety by moving forward with a tax in perpetuity. In what was being dubbed as a “straw poll” vote by the district in a 6-3 vote, the board directed staff to leave out a sunset clause by citing a potential budget deficit in year 11 – based off projections. Just because it’s a prediction doesn’t necessarily mean it’s correct. Just to show you how predictions work, I predict prices will skyrocket and the board will need more than $197 (plus annual 3-percent increase) in 10 years – the board has just handicapped future boards from requesting more funds from voters. This board is now locking in future boards to this tax. It’s locking residents into this tax. The worst part is: no resident will be able to have a say or the ability to check and balance what the district is doing with our parcel tax funds every 10 years. Quite frankly, it’s irresponsible. Rather than worrying about projections in year 11, this board should be worrying about July, 2012 and doing everything in its power to gain support from voters – you do not do that by attempting to pass a tax that never goes away. By offering a sunset inclusion, it shows a much-needed good faith effort to the taxpayers. In the long run, the board actually benefits with a sunset clause because it buys them 10 years to solve this problem while being able to continue services that are more than adequate. It also allows for the economy to improve and additional tax money to be generated with growth. Without the sunset clause, the board

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appears to want this parcel tax to fail, which accommodates other plans not yet known to the public. The board needs to be giving our firefighters a fighting chance on this tax, and the only way to do that is to protect the taxpayer with a sunset. This issue is much more complex than firefighter layoffs and stations shut down; it’s about protecting the taxpayer by keeping fire stations open. Meaning: they need to protect our insurance rates from skyrocketing by providing the best possible language to ensure passage of this parcel tax to keep services at least where they are today. When the Sunrise Station closed on Morgan Territory Road, Kevin Keeler wrote an opinion piece to another paper that his insurance premium jumped from $500 per year to just under $5,000 – a 1,000-percent increase. Others had similar stories of rate increases. Under a three-station model, it’s a fact no one will be exempt from a rate increase. If you unfortunately become rated a 10+ by ISO, your mortgage is immediately due – don’t believe me, just ask the three Morgan Territory residents! In what will be your final chance to be heard on this parcel tax, I would encourage citizens of East County to show up to the special meeting on Feb. 27 and request a sunset clause be included or promise to fight against this tax. I am a big supporter of giving our firefighters the tools to service our community, but not with an open checkbook. There must be checks and balances written in the final ballot language. I urge the board to reconsider its straw poll and do the right thing by including a sunset. Mike Burkholder Oakley

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I’m writing in response to James C. Morris Sr.’s recent opinion in the Press. First let me say that I am not a police officer, as I did not receive that calling. It is not a job; it is a calling to serve and protect. But let me be clear and also state that my husband is an officer and I would like to respond from my perspective. I was laid off last June and my family is experiencing firsthand the economic squeeze just like so many other families. Everyone is looking to point a finger for the reason most cities are having economic troubles. I do not think it is the wages or pension of the people in uniform that work hard in this city or any other city. They deserve a fair wage and pension like all other hardworking people. Let’s be real: the tax base has been hit hard due to the housing and economic crash. I am sick of people thinking that a pay cut or pension reduction to fire and police is the answer. My family lives in a middle-income neighborhood; we drive 2002 and 2005 vehicles; no boats, no camper; no retirement home, no college funds and no golf course membership. We are middle class, everyday people in the same situation as most of our neighbors. So erase the fantasy that we live the good life and have money pouring out of our ears. We don’t and neither do any of the police families that we know. In fact, we were better off when he worked for an overnight freight company. He made good money, had great health benefits; they had a great retirement plan and company match program. We could travel at a discount and the risk of death or injury was a lot lower. But he always had the calling to be a police officer, and 10 years ago pursued his dream to protect and serve. This choice has come with a high price to our family. He works most holidays for a three-year period until we luck out and one of them is on his day off. It averages every three to four years of missing dad at the holiday. He has missed

most of our daughters’ birthdays, missed most school functions, missed one middle school and one high school graduation. He also has missed family and friends weddings, and the list goes on. Now let’s move on to the fun stuff. He has been exposed to TB, HIV, hepatitis, bacterial meningitis – and those are the ones we got official notification of. When he is exposed, it sometimes affects our family as well. Being a police officer requires you to sacrifice your own safety and put yourself at risk of death daily for the safety of others. To protect and serve is not some desk job that you get to clock out and go home … leave it at work. Even with all the missed holidays, safety issues both at work and off duty, risk of disease and injury, he loves his job and would sacrifice his life to save yours! Have you gone on a ride-along on a Friday or Saturday night? Don’t pick the one easy beat; go on a real ride-along and stay all night. I bet you won’t want to get out of the police car. You have no idea what the men and women that serve go through on a daily basis. It is a job well deserving of a pension, and in my opinion, the pay will never be high enough for the price. According to the Officer Down Memorial stats, 170 officers died in the line of duty in 2011. I won’t even go into divorce, heart attack or injury statistics. Try saying “thank you” to those who serve and get involved in public service. I want to say to every police officer, fire and rescue, military member and their families: “Thank you for all you do and for the sacrifices you make. I pray for the safety of those who serve.” If you think cutting pay and pension to those who serve will save the city, I believe you are naïve. Also, good luck recruiting and hiring. Think what you like, but the reality is clear. Debra Marlow Brentwood

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by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer Fernando Sanabria recalls seeing Corinne Costa before she first laced up her size 13 Adidas for UCLA’s basketball team. She had height. She had athleticism. She had yet to start middle school. Sanabria, then the coach for the Immaculate Heart CYO basketball team, looked in awe at the fourth-grader who stood about 5 feet, 4 inches – nearly as tall as he. “I asked her if she played basketball,” Sanabria said. “She said, ‘No.’ I said, ‘You do now.’” Though it took time for Costa to grow into her body, she excelled at both basketball and volleyball. She was already roughly 6-2 as a freshman at Liberty High. By the time she graduated in 2010, Costa owned Bay Valley Athletic League Most Valuable Player awards for both sports. While basketball history is littered with stories of players who relied on their height and nothing else, Costa’s game doesn’t rest on a single measuring stick. Liberty head coach Debbi Weil watched as the center put in gobs of sweat equity to improve her shooting touch as well as her maneuverability on the court. For her efforts, the 6-4 Costa became one of the few Liberty girls’ basketball players to make the jump to Division I when she inked a scholarship to play for UCLA. Though she played mainly off the bench in her freshman year, Costa has become a see Legacy page 21A

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Liberty alumna Corinne Costa, now a UCLA basketball player, competes for position in the paint with Cal’s Reshanda Gray earlier this season.

Fans and alumni of the Liberty High boys basketball team can rejoice. The Lions’ 27-year postseason losing streak is now a thing of the past. Hosting its first playoff game since 1985, Liberty beat the visiting Amador Valley Dons 59-48 Tuesday night in the first round of the North Coast Section playoffs. Amador Valley guard Nick Ruotolo scored 16 points and forward Tyler Lawrence contributed 13. The Liberty attack was far more balanced. Junior guard Brandon White scored 12, while senior guard Dwayne Burns and senior forward Darren Meeks notched 11 each. “It just feels amazing,” Meeks said. “I never thought this would happen, being a senior and being here over the last couple of years.” The Lions played the game at a higher speed than the Dons. While Liberty never trailed after the early see Win page 20A

Local wrestlers to grapple with NCS’ best by Michael Dixon Correspondent The Bay Valley Athletic League will make a strong showing at this weekend’s North Coast Section tournament, which gives competitors one final chance to qualify for the state meet. Wrestlers must finish in the top four in their weight class to advance. The BVAL sends 51 athletes to the tournament. Liberty leads the class with 14; Freedom fields 13. After that, Pittsburg contributes eight wrestlers, Heritage seven, Antioch five, and Deer Valley four. Lions’ head coach Greg Chappel was pleased by the amount of talent on his campus. “All 14 of our guys got in,” Chappel said. “Three didn’t qualify but got in as wild cards. I only have three seniors total. I just like that they’ll get a little taste of it.” According to the seeding, six BVAL wrestlers could advance to state. League

favorites include Liberty sophomore Devon Lyle (third, 106 pounds), senior Jacob Thompson-Zanarini (third, 132 pounds) and senior Xavier Thompson (second, 138 pounds); Freedom sophomore Ricky Coster (fourth, 120 pounds) and junior Roman Garcia (third, 126 pounds), and Antioch senior Kyle Clark (second, 220 pounds). While the seeding is important, it doesn’t determine who will advance. Chappel identified the junior trio of Austin Solari (fifth, 126 pounds), Tanner Blank (seventh, 160 pounds), and Zack Hanson (sixth, 170 pounds) as guys with potential to pull an upset, but his message applies to grapplers from all schools. “They’ve worked hard,” Chappel said. “It’s time to finish up and make a name for themselves. You never know – a lot of it’s mental. If a kid says, ‘I’m ready to go,’ it can happen.” Local wrestlers got a final tuneup see Wrestlers page 21A

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Freedom’s Roman Garcia tries to pin Liberty’s Jake Thompson-Zanarini in earlier action. After succeeding in the BVAL Championship meet, both wrestlers earned No. 3 seeds for this weekend’s NCS wrestling tournament.


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As Livermore High’s girls basketball team took a lead going into halftime against Heritage on Tuesday night, the Lady Cowboys’ fans reached a fever pitch. In the third quarter, the Patriots silenced them. Heritage outscored Livermore 215 in the third quarter, finishing with a 61-51 victory in the first round of the North Coast Section playoffs. Patriots junior forward Ali Ramirez was on fire, scoring a game-high 24 points – 12 in the third quarter alone. Junior center Sabrina Engelstad contributed 19 to the winning effort against the No. 12 seed Lady Cowboys. Heritage entered the matchup seeded fifth. “We wanted it and (head coach Dan Swan) made us realize that this is it – it’s not just a league game anymore,” Ramirez said. “This is one-and-done. We came out as a team and got it.”

When Heritage went into the locker room trailing 32-28 at halftime, Swan knew something must be done. Swan didn’t make any special substitutions or draw up a new game plan, he simply told his team to wake up. The halftime speech worked wonders, as shots that didn’t fall in the first half started to find the bottom of the net. While Heritage lit up the scoreboard on one end of the court, the team’s defense stifled the Lady Cowboys on the other. For much of the quarter, Livermore had just one basket to show for its efforts. From then on, the Patriots maintained their intensity and secured the victory. Heritage was tenacious on defense in the second half, attempting to neutralize a potent three-point attack by the Lady Cowboys. Livermore tossed up 12 shots from the perimeter in the first half, making four, but went only 1-for-5 from downtown in the second half. Senior guard Ashley Holmes led the

Lady Cowboys with 12 points. Senior guard Elyse Kline contributed 10. “I don’t know if we can get away with that as we go on,” Swan said. “It’s going to need all four quarters of play. We needed them to respond at halftime – and they did.” While Swan was pleased with the win, he knows Heritage must tighten things up for the second round. The Patriots travel to Castro Valley on Friday to take on the No. 4 seeded Trojans. Heritage faced Castro Valley on Jan. 21 but lost 66-61.

Mission San Jose 50, Liberty 27 Senior center Bernadette Fong scored a game-high 13 points Tuesday night, but Liberty couldn’t hold off a powerful Mission San Jose team in a 50-27 loss in the first round of the NCS playoffs. The No. 3 seeded Warriors took the lead early and never looked back, holding a 27-15 advantage at halftime. Senior Maya Ramachandran led Mission San Jose with 11 points; junior

Grace Lee contributed 10. Fong also recorded nine rebounds, three blocks and three steals Tuesday night. Liberty, which earned a No. 14 seed, posted a pretty good preseason but was playing shorthanded down the stretch. The loss to the Warriors ends Liberty’s season at 17-10.

Castro Valley 75, Pittsburg 54 A strong second-quarter push helped Castro Valley defeat Pittsburg 75-54 on Tuesday in the first round of the playoffs. The Trojans dropped 27 points in the second quarter, setting the pace for the rest of the game. Three Castro Valley players scored double-digits – senior guard Michelle Miyamoto (16), freshman forward Jenna Sparks (12) and freshman guard Allison Woo (11). Senior forward Keshia Ward scored a team-high 11 points for Pittsburg; junior guard Janeek Mollique see Buck page 19A

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minutes of the first quarter, the game was tied in the fourth quarter until a heavy Liberty press forced Amador Valley mistakes that led to turnovers and a string of Liberty free throws that put the game away. The Lions now face the rival Falcons, who’ve beaten Liberty twice, 62-59 in overtime and 52-42. The NCS playoff clash will be played Friday at the Falcons’ home gym. Freedom, coming off of a bye, is the No. 3 seed in the playoffs. “The last time we played them, we weren’t finishing our layups, and we have to do that,” White said. “If we can get out in the open floor, get some easy buckets and control the tempo on defense, we can beat them.” Lions head coach Jon Heinz said the Liberty basketball program has changed rapidly following an extended slump. The Lions’ last playoff win came in 1985 against Miramonte, and their last playoff appearance was a 2004 one-and-done blowout loss to Newark Memorial. Heinz hopes this season begins a winning tradition on campus. “The crowd here tonight was great,” Heinz said. “Our football team loses, our basketball team loses. I took over the program and I knew they were bad; I just didn’t realize how bad it was or why it was that bad. It’s a testament to these guys who want to come to Liberty. They’ve turned it around.” Heritage 66, Berkeley 50 The first round’s premier blowout – and upset – came in the Heritage 66-50 win over Berkeley. Four Patriots scored in double dig-

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its: senior forward Wayne Engelstad netted 21, junior guard George Johnson 15, sophomore center Shon Briggs 14, and guard Pierre Carter 10. “I’m just really proud of our kids,” head coach Pat Cruickshank said. “We played with great energy all game long and executed the game plan to near perfection. We defended the way we wanted to defend, got good looks and ran our shots. Everybody chipped in; it was a full team effort.” Heritage led for nearly the whole game and by no fewer than eight points throughout the second half. Yellowjackets’ senior forward Langston Morris-Walker led all scorers with 23 while senior power forward Henry Cornelious posted 20 – but the rest of the Berkeley team did next to nothing offensively. Heritage’s league record was subpar – 4-6 in BVAL play, losing both games to playoff teams Deer Valley and Freedom, and (including a preseason game) three against Liberty. The coach was pleased that his team’s playoff success erased those memories. “We’d struggled a little bit finding ourselves,” Cruickshank said. “But we put the last few weeks behind us, realized we’re all 0-0. They just really had a great time playing tonight – had a lot of fun.” Friday matchups No. 9 Heritage at No. 1 De La Salle, 8 p.m. No. 7 San Leandro at No. 2 Deer Valley, 8 p.m. No. 6 Liberty at No. 3 Freedom, 7 p.m. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Legacy from page 17A fixture for the Bruins in her sophomore season as a center/forward. After injuries decimated the roster – the team has only three healthy reserves – she stepped up to become UCLA’s force in the paint. “This year, I’ve just grasped the opportunity, with two of our best players going out with season-ending injuries,” Costa said. “It feels good that I can come in and do my part.” Costa ranks third in the Pac-12 Conference in blocked shots per game and for one stretch this season swatted away scoring attempts in 14 consecutive games. Bruins head coach Cori Close admired the hard work Costa has put in since joining the starting lineup. She feels

Wrestling from page 17A at last week’s BVAL tournament, where Liberty claimed the overall victory. Eight Lions wrestlers won their weight class, combining for 232 points. Runner-up Freedom boasted two winners and six second-place finishers, recording 200.5 points. Pittsburg’s 144 points edged out Heritage (142) for third. Clark’s win put Antioch at 91.5 points and fifth place, as they topped Deer Valley’s 84-point output. Lyle won the league’s 106-pound bracket and teammate John Zanarini came out on top in the 113-pound class. Coster grabbed the gold for Freedom at 120 pounds. Lions Solari (126 pounds), Thompson-Zanarini (132) and Xavier Johnson (138) won the next three weight classes. Freedom’s Zachary Irwin earned a win at 145 pounds. Liberty’s Kevin Milner (152 pounds), Blank (160) and Hanson (170) all came out on top at the BVAL tournament. Dalton Barnes of Heritage earned a victory in the 182-pound class, becoming the second-ever Patriot to win a league title. Pittsburg’s Antonio Baldazo won the 195-pound bracket. Clark, one of the top 220-pound wrestlers in the section, won that division for Antioch. Pittsburg’s Javonte Brooks, a winner at 285 pounds, rounded out the day’s titleholders. Deer Valley’s highest finisher was Rangle Lowry, who took second in the 285-pound division. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Costa has improved greatly from her first game and has the talent and the drive to do big things for the Bruins. “Corinne has grown in her level of commitment to the game, her passion, her confidence, her ability to change plays, her willingness to be in the gym extra,” Close said. “I really have challenged and even butted heads with her a couple times. I think that her response and her willingness to change and grow – it really is a joy to watch.” Though Costa now spends most of her time in Los Angeles, she still has an excellent support system. Last week, when UCLA squared off with Cal in Berkeley, a group of roughly 20 relatives and friends came by to cheer her on.

Costa’s mother, Rhonda, said she and her husband John usually make a trip down south about once a month to see her at the John Wooden Center. Last year, when UCLA traveled to Moraga to play St. Mary’s, Sanabria estimated that about 100 people made the visit from East County. Many of them wore customized T-shirts in white or Bruin blue emblazoned with Costa’s name and number – 34. “It’s good for her and I’m proud of her,” said her sister Kylie, a junior at Liberty. “She’s worked really hard to get to where she is.” While Costa hones her craft in Westwood, her effects are still felt in Brentwood.

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As a Liberty senior, Costa took a tall sophomore named Bernadette Fong under her wing. Weil called them the “Twin Towers.” In her first season as the team’s starting center, Fong excelled, earning first-team all-league honors. Now a senior, the 6-3 Fong averages 11.8 points, 9.4 rebounds and 3.6 blocks per game. Weil said colleges are talking to Fong with the enthusiasm they showed for Costa. Fong, as well as other seniors on Liberty’s roster, can look to Costa to see what’s possible. “It was very fun to watch her come into her own,” Weil said, “but I still think that she’s growing.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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BVAL soccer seasons come to an end Freedom’s Gianna DiMercurio and a Granada defender race to the ball in the first round of the playoffs. Antioch High’s Rene Gonsalez, right, and Pittsburg’s Ismael Martinez fight for the ball during a regular season game. Antioch and Pittsburg both lost to De La Salle in the NCS playoffs.

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Though one of the most successful seasons in Freedom High girls soccer history didn’t end ideally, the head coach is proud of what the team accomplished. The Bay Valley Athletic League champions finished the season with a 30 loss to top-seeded San Ramon Valley in the second round of the North Coast Section playoffs. To get to that level, the Falcons emerged victorious in an exciting matchup against Granada. Tied at two after regulation, thanks to goals from senior Angel Gosse, Freedom claimed a victory on a penalty kick by Haley Vredenburgh. “I’m very proud of them,” said head coach Paco Gonzalez. “It was exciting. It was fun seeing them come together and start playing as a unit. They cared for each other genuinely.” The Falcons weren’t alone in the second round. Heritage kicked off postseason play with a 6-0 drubbing of higherseeded American. The Patriots held a 2-0 halftime lead after goals from freshman midfielder Demi Gonis and sophomore defender Haylie Grant. Junior forward Jamie Barron assisted both scores. In the second half, sophomore forward Kylee Smith found the back of the net twice, and senior forward Kailey Moser and Baron put the finishing touches on Heritage’s offensive barrage.

The offense was silenced in the next round, however, in a 1-0 loss to Monte Vista. Liberty enjoyed a successful season, but the Lions’ hopes were dashed by James Logan in the first round of the postseason. Liberty held a 1-0 lead at halftime, but two Colts goals in the second half made the difference. Like Freedom, Deer Valley’s season ended at the hands of San Ramon Valley. The Wolves defeated the No. 16 seed Wolver-

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ines 3-0 before moving on to face the Falcons. Sophomore goalkeeper Siobhan Williamson made 14 saves for the Wolverines.

utes later and held on for the victory. Freshman goalkeeper Joel Avila notched seven saves for Pittsburg. In the first round, the Pirates earned a 1-0 win over Granada. A goal from junior midfielder Isreal Murgia made the difference. Antioch was able to muster a playoff bid, but the Panthers also fell to the Spartans. De La Salle cruised to a 7-0 victory in the first round. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

Boys soccer Pittsburg’s boys soccer team, which handily claimed a BVAL title, ended its season with a 2-1 loss to No. 1 seed De La Salle in the NCS playoffs. The Spartans led 1-0 at halftime, but the Pirates answered in the 43rd minute with a goal by senior midfielder Bryan Santos. De La Salle scored again 11 min-

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Still rollin’ at 95 arvest Park Bowlers Ed Stewart of Antioch, left, and Frank Pacheco of Brentwood both turned 95 this month – Frank on the 2nd and Ed on the 23rd. Stewart bowls in two leagues and Pacheco in one. Between them, they’ve been bowling for 145 years. Both hold respectable averages and are an inspiration to their teammates and competitors.

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he Brentwood Blast 10U Blue boys kicked off their pre-season with a first-place finish at a recent tournament hosted by Danville Baseball Academy. In the front row, from left, are Gregory Filardo, Jared deFremery, Jacob Craig and Max Parsons. Center row: Nolan Marchetti, Dominic Molinaro, Justin Hurney, Cameron Pratt, Ryan St. Clair, Drew Cauwels and Colton Schroer; back row: coaches Dave Schroer, Chris Molinaro and Craig Cauwels. Not pictured is coach Jeff Marchetti.

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an opportunity to learn, grow and experience life at your own pace, in your own time, in your own way. And Westmont of Brentwood captures that spirit in the everyday life of its residents. Formerly known as Eskaton, the retirement community is now under the management of Westmont Living, a company operating 12 locations from Oregon to Southern California. Though Westmont took over on Jan. 1, Community Relations Director Christi Rundles said the community has remained the same: “Same great care and great staff. Just a new name.” In the words of Westmont’s mission statement, the community’s goal is “to provide inspiring life experiences that lead to full and enriching lives.” To that end, an ON THE COVER: Doctors said Maria Viera’s recovery from Guillain-Barré syndrome, which left her paralyzed and facing a bleak future, was made possible by the 71-year-old’s fitness. Maria takes Zumba classes at Curves of Antioch.

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Community Relations Director Christi Rundles shares a fun moment with a quartet of diners at Westmont of Brentwood. array of activities is provided every day, giving residents opportunities to stimulate their minds, bodies and spirits. There’s “always something going on,” said Rundles. “Activity is very important here.” Karaoke, T’ai Chi, exercise sessions, games of pool and even video games such as Wii bowling offer plenty of variety. Residents can play beanbag baseball, learn to paint, sew and make floral arrangements or join the book club. Every Friday, the community holds a happy-hour event featuring live entertainment. There are regular nights for bingo, poker and

brain fitness games. Once a week, residents vote on a restaurant to visit. Regular shopping trips are scheduled as well, transportation provided. Upcoming special events include a comedy night and an English high tea. Transportation is provided to local churches on Sundays, or residents can attend on-site services held by two congregations. Westmont will also take residents to medical appointments, and an in-house pharmacy ensures that prescriptions are always current. There is also a special memory care unit for residents with Alzheimer’s.

New residents needn’t worry about isolation. The community’s ambassador program matches newcomers with resident volunteers who share similar interests. These ambassadors welcome the new residents, invite them to share meals, and attend social activities together. The community takes a “dine your way” approach to food. Meals are available from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Visiting hours are similarly flexible to suit residents’ needs. Westmont is pet-friendly and offers onsite amenities such as a private dining room that can be reserved for parties, a library and computer room, and a beauty salon and barber shop. The community is working on installing wireless Internet and a fitness center as well. “We are very family-oriented,” said Rundles. Guest rooms are available for visiting relatives to rent, and seniors whose regular caretakers are temporarily unavailable can arrange to stay at Westmont for a few days and enjoy the highest level of care. Rundles restated the company’s emphasis on helping residents to stay active and engaged: “We want to enrich their lives.” Westmont of Brentwood is open daily from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, call 925-516-8006, e-mail dosbrentwood@westmontliving.com or visit www.seniorlivingbrentwood.com. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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stronger and safer because of it. Faletti has become a dedicated practitioner of Cane-Do, which combines his walking stick with martial arts techniques. The exercise, which originated in South Florida, is becoming popular with seniors nationwide, including at the Antioch Senior Center, where Faletti attends classes Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Whenever he hears a knock on the door, his cane is the first thing he grabs. “I’ve had a stroke, and if somebody attacked me, I would have a very hard time defending myself,” Faletti said. “But now, I’m not scared.”

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Aging from page 5B ‘What does he need to do here that’s potentially difficult?’ It’s often something as simple as watering the outside plants or changing the toilet paper roll. Same deal when I pick up his medications. The first thing I do is transfer them to senior-friendly easy-to-open bottles. Note: Get to know your pharmacist – the brains behind the doctor/patient relationship. My father is so aware of the expertise of his pharmacist that he routinely sends her flowers or chocolates as a thank-you for her efforts – and patience. “Once I know a client, then I can make sure they’re getting their prescriptions in the right containers so they don’t struggle with opening it,” said Pharmacist Rita Panjam. “I also encourage the pill boxes that list the days of the week. All they have to do is open them for each day and take them. It’s very simple.” Home health care But when safety-proofing the house is no longer enough, it’s time to explore other options. Although most families don’t look at alternatives until they’re in crisis mode,

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planning ahead can save everyone a lot of grief and stress later on. A variety of alternatives are available, from in-home care to assisted living and residential (also known as board-and-care) facilities. None of the options are inexpensive – prices range from $200 per day for inhome care to well over $6000 per month for residential or assisted-living facilities. “Here’s the difference,” said Neel. “Assisted living is typically large, apartmentstyle living in a secured community that allows for high-functioning members to primarily take care of themselves. Their food,

care and activities are all included and they are encouraged to be as independent as possible. “When the need for their care increases, or they need something like a memory-care unit, then a residential home might be the next step. ” A few years ago my father underwent a fairly serious operation and needed additional nursing care when he got home. Although my brother and I had done our due diligence by checking out a variety of companies, making certain they were bonded and had references, my mother’s wedding ring and

some silver pieces still managed to disappear. One of my father’s evening nurses liked to invite her boyfriend over to spend the night (and was finally busted when my father awoke early one morning to find the boyfriend on his livingroom couch), and another helped herself to the liquor cabinet. We did eventually find the perfect fit: a nurse who was professional, honest and loving. But it took a little time. The moral of the story? Stay vigilant. “If you’re going for in-home care,” said Neel, “ask questions, meet with the actual caregivers and make sure there is a model or plan in place for your family member. There are, unfortunately a lot of not-so reputable companies out there, so be sure and check out a minimum of two – three would be better – companies before you make a decision. And make sure you understand what they are charging for and what that price includes.” Where there’s a will Somewhere between safeguarding your senior’s home and exploring the need see Aging page 7B


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Aging from page 6B for long-term care, a final plan should be broached, which includes the individual’s health care wishes. A living will (or advanced directive) is a document outlining medical treatment in the event seniors can’t speak for themselves. It specifies which treatments they want and don’t want. Living wills are only activated when they’re suffering from a terminal illness or are in a permanent vegetative state. If they’re incapacitated, but not to the point where the living will becomes effective, a health care proxy or health care power of attorney steps in. When it comes to an estate plan, there are two ways to go: a living trust or a last will and testament. Not to be confused with a living will, a living trust takes care of the financial end of an estate. Establishing a living trust ensures that your loved ones will

Cane-Do from page 4B “We hope that we can shed some light and teach them basically how to protect themselves,” Willson said. “It’s an exercise platform … It doesn’t take a lot of strength or much effort to protect yourself. We don’t classify (the cane) as a martial art tool or a weapon. It’s not a weapon; it’s an assisted mobility device.” Willson said Cane-Do has worked wonders for seniors battling health problems or who simply desire to get fit. “When I go out in my yard or when I’m doing whatever, I’ve always got my cane,” Faletti said. “If

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not need to deal with the time-consuming rules and costs associated with probate court. A living trust gives loved ones immediate access to cash and assets, whereas if the estate goes through probate, there is a waiting period (anywhere from a few weeks to a few months) between the time the person dies and the court opens a probate estate. If there is no living trust, then the estate immediately goes to probate. Establishing a final plan –whether it be a trust or traditional will, is not only the best way to keep assets within the family; it’s a good way to outline a person’s final wishes. Contra Costa County offers a wealth of resources for seniors, from health care to living facilities and more. Here are a few: East County Senior Coalition – 925-978-2754 Meals on Wheels/Friendly Visitors – 925-9378311; www.mowsos.org To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

I answer the door at night, that’s the first thing I get. Just in case it’s not a friend.” Since he started taking Cane-Do, Faletti has regained much of his arm strength – to the extent that he broke one of his canes during a class. Participants at the Antioch Senior Center became so grateful for Willson’s efforts that they turned a coffee can into a donation bin. Whenever possible, seniors drop in a couple dollars as a way of thanking their instructor. “Every senior citizen should take this class,” said Antioch resident Pat Gray. “It’s a great self-defense technique.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Fitness from page 1B Doctors credit Viera’s recovery to her commitment to exercise. Even at the age of 71, she exercises regularly, working out at Curves in Antioch daily. She circuit trains, using the facility’s 13 machines, and focuses on strength building as well as cardio. Her favorite exercise is Zumba. Guillain-Barré syndrome recovery typically takes several months – in some cases a year. Patients generally don’t start to show signs of recovery until they’ve completed four weeks of treatments, but Viera defied the odds and was released from the hospital within a month. She continued treatment with physical, speech and occupational therapists, and returned to Curves by November. Viera was initially told that despite treatments and therapy she might be wheelchair bound, but she wasn’t about to accept that as her fate. After she left intensive care, she impressed her doctors immediately by showing she could swing her feet off the bed and prop herself up. “My doctor would see me walking down the hallway with one of my therapists and he’d stop and point and say, ‘You are one lucky lady.’ And I am. I’m still gaining strength. I’m not completely back to normal, but I will be.” Viera joined Curves in 2010. She walked regularly for exercise, but desired a program that would challenge the rest of her body. She began to integrate a visit to Curves into her daily schedule and within a few months, it was routine. Doctors say her regular circuit training at Curves helped prepare her body to fight off the infection in her immune system, which created weakness throughout her body.

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Curves manager Sue Espy said Viera has become an inspiration to many of the Curves clients: “Everyone comes to Curves with a story, but Maria is our most dramatic success story. She came to us in the beginning wanting to challenge herself with a new exercise routine, and now she’s using the cardio and strength training to get healthy again. You never know if you’re going to have a health setback, and Maria is proof of that. She’s made a miraculous recovery.” Viera’s commitment to her Curves workout has inspired friends and family – including seven children, 19 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild – to re-evaluate their own diet and exercise routines. But she’s willing to share her story with all who claim they don’t have time to exercise. “Exercise makes all the difference,” Viera said. “You need to make time for yourself. It’s your health. You should cherish it – protect it. I’m 71, and I had to relearn how to tie my shoes, and practice swallowing without choking myself. You never think that something will take over your body like that. I’m very lucky.” Her battle with Guillain-Barré syndrome isn’t over, but Viera has been able to take a positive experience out of the ordeal. As part of her occupational therapy, she practiced working her fingers back into shape by stringing beads to make jewelry such as bracelets and earrings. Viera has control over her reflexes now, but she’ll continue making jewelry as a hobby. “Life’s funny,” Viera said. “Who knew I’d have to lose control of my hands to realize I like working with them so much?” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Directors of the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District, at its meeting to be held on Monday, February 27, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at 3231 Main Street, Oakley, California 90058, will hold a public hearing to consider: A RESOLUTION CALLING A SPECIAL ELECTION ON TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012 AND ORDERING THAT A QUESTION RELATING TO THE LEVY OF A SPECIAL PARCEL TAX BE SUBMITTED TO THE VOTERS AT THAT SPECIAL ELECTION. At the public hearing, the Board of Directors will consider calling a special district election on June 5, 2012 to submit to the voters a proposed ordinance that would impose a special parcel tax on all parcels of real property in the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District for the purpose of funding fire protection and emergency services. At the public hearing, the Board of Directors will hear and consider all comments, and may adopt the resolution. All interested persons are invited to attend and speak on this matter. Written comments may also be submitted and should be addressed to the Board of Directors, c/o the District Clerk, 134 Oak Street, Brentwood California 94513. The comments should be received prior to the hearing date. Please note that if you challenge the Board of Directors’ action in regard to this matter 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 District Clerk, either at or prior to the public hearing. If there are any questions regarding this notice, please contact Hugh Henderson, Clerk of the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District at (925) 634- 3400. A copy of the proposed resolution is on file at the Office of the District Clerk and can be reviewed by any interested person at 134 Oak Street, Brentwood California. Hugh Henderson District Clerk/Fire Chief Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 17, 24, 2012.

ter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/10/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 2/3/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001054-00 The name of the business (es): Casablanca Valet Located at: 1369 Sandstone Dr. In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jesselle Barajas 1369 Sandstone Dr., 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: Jesselle Barajas. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: FEB 14, 2012 By L. Barajas, Deputy, Expires 2/14/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000514-00 The name of the business (es): Point Xtreme Located at: 2346 Hilliard Circle In: Antioch, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Alexander Petroff, 2346 Hilliard Circle, 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 1/26/12. Signature of registrant: Alexander Petroff. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 26, 2012 by J. Odegaard, Deputy, Expires 1/26/2017. Antioch Press No. 061617 Publish dates: February 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000607-00 The name of the business (es): Prego Pizzeria Located at: 380-A West Country Club Dr. In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Nasser and Naseme Halloum, 2649 Torrey Pines Dr., Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Nasser Halloum. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 30, 2012 by B. Basch, Deputy, Expires 1-30-2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000832-00 The name of the business (es): Line 1 Industries Located at: 6064 Tazetta Dr. In: Oakley, Ca, 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1) Ricardo Issac Ortiz 2) Melissa Jamie Ortiz 6064 Tazetta Dr., Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 8/1/11. Signature of registrant: Ricardo Ortiz & Melissa J Ortiz. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: 2/7/12 By Courtney Diaz, Deputy, Expires 2/7/17. Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #0000500-00 The name of the business (es): Aim Adventures Located at: 533 Freemark Lane In: Oakley, Ca, 94561. Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): James F. Lopresto 533 Freemark Lane 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: James F Lopresto This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 1/25/12 By T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires 1/25/17 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: February 10, 17, 24, March 2, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000820-00 The name of the business (es): Cooking 4 A Cause Located at: 987 Country Glen Lane In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Dawn Renee Bass, 987 Country Glen 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 2/6/12. Signature of registrant: Dawn R Bass. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 06, 2012 by Courtney Diaz, Deputy, Expires 2/6/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Yesenia A. Jaramillo SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Yesenia A. Jaramillo FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0065 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Yesenia A. Jaramillo filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Gianna Sabrina Michaela Baldazo to Proposed Name: a. Gianna Amador Baldazo 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date:

3-23-12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press 248 Oak Street, Brentwood, CA 94513 b. Notice to father named on birth certificate waived. Date: 1/10/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000691-00 The name of the business (es): theoutfittersearch.com Located at: 2024 Eucalyptus Way In: Antioch, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Colton Robinson, 2024 Eucalyptus 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 1/30/12. Signature of registrant: Colton Robinson. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FeB 01, 2012 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy, Expires 2/1/2017. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 2012. 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, 2012 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: RALEYS The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 2400 SAND CREEK RD BRENTWOOD, CA 945137058 Type of license(s) Applied for: 41 - On-Sale Beer and Wine - Eating Place Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date(s): February 10, 17, 24, 2012 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: February 8, 2012. To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: PRESTIGE FOODS INC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 2709 HILLCREST AVE ANTIOCH, CA 94531-6371 Type of license(s) Applied for: 41- On- Sale Beer and Wine- Eating Place Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Date(s): February 24, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001068-00 The name of the business (es): GD PHOTO SERVICES Located at: 4604 Salvador Ln In: Oakley, CA 94561, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Herbert Duran 4604 Salvador Ln, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Herbert Duran. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 15, 2012 by Myrna Barajas, Deputy, Expires 2/15/2017. Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000338-00 The name of the business (es): A Bright Star Preschool Located at: 2112 Cordoba Way In: Antioch, CA 94509, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Michele Lee Lago 2112 Cordoba 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 NA. Signature of registrant: Michele Lago. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 19, 2012 by C. Garcia, Deputy, Expires 1/19/2017. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012. 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, 2012 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: FRANK ALBERT MORGAN The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 5901 MARINA RD SLIP A 27 DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94505- 9185 Type of license(s) Applied for: 54 endash On-Sale General Boat Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date(s): February 10, 17, 24, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000442-00 The name of the business (es): Uplifting Memories Located at: 2109 Prestwick Drive, In: Discovery Bay, CA, 94505, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Diana Dobbie 2109 Prestwick Drive, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Diana Dobbie. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 23, 2012 by J. Odegaard, Deputy, Expires 1/23/2017 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 10, 17, 24, March 2, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000144-00 The name of the business (es): Angela Spiller Photography Located at: 1050 Saint Andrews Drive In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Angela Spiller, 1050 Saint Andrews Drive, 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: Angela Spiller. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 10, 2012 by Jose Gonzalez, Deputy, Expires 01/10/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000946-00 The name of the business (es): Subway 42079 Located at: 1026 Oak Street #103 In: Clayton, CA 94517 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Distinctive Foods, Inc. 310 Whispering Oaks Ct., Pittsburg, CA 94565. This business is conducted by: a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 7/15/11. Signature of registrant: Mohammad N Zalmaiyar, President. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 10, 2012 by Myrna Barajas, Deputy, Expires 2/10/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000947-00 The name of the business (es): Subway 46015 Located at: 4514 Main Street In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Distinctive Foods, Inc. 310 Whispering Oaks Ct., Pittsburg, CA 94565. This business is conducted by: a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 5/30/06. Signature of registrant: Mohammad N Zalmaiyar, President. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 10, 2012 by Myrna Barajas, Deputy, Expires 2/10/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #0000768-00 The name of the business (es): S & S Hauling Located at: 420 Star Street In: Oakley, Ca, 94561. Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1)Samuel Alvin Freitas III & 2) Jeannine Marie Freitas 420 Star Street Oakley, CA 94561. 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: Samuel Alvin Freitas III This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 2/3/12 By Karla Ruiz, Deputy Expires 2/3/17 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: February 10, 17, 24, March 2, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000166-00 The name of the business (es): Diablo Creek Golf Course Located at: 4050 Port Chicago Hwy In: Concord, Ca, 94520, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): East Bay Golf Center Inc. 1785 Giotto Dr. 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 1/10/12. Signature of registrant: Joseph A Fernandez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 1/10/12 By T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires 1/10/17 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000167-00 The name of the business (es): East Bay Golf Cart Company Located at: 1785 Giotto Dr In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513. Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Joseph Fernandez Inc. 1785 Giotto Dr 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 1/10/12. Signature of registrant: Joseph A Fernandez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 1/10/12 By T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires 1/10/17 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000353-00 The name of the business (es): 1.) Wine Seekers, 2.) Destiny Real Estate, 3.) Wine Concierge Located at: 4464 LoneTree Way #1040 In: Antioch, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Priscilla Rhae 1723 Petit Peak Ct., Antioch, CA 94531. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Priscilla Rhae. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 19, 2012 by J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires 1/19/2017. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000948-00 The name of the business (es): Subway 4198 Located at: 2005 Main Street #A In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Distinctive Foods, Inc. 310 Whispering Oaks Ct., Pittsburg, CA 94565. This business is

conducted by: a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/30/06. Signature of registrant: Mohammad N Zalmaiyar, President. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 10, 2012 by Myrna Barajas, Deputy, Expires 2/10/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012.

SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 1205 & 1211 A STREET, ANTIOCH, CA 94509 “(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness).” Said Sale of property will be made in “as is” condition without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest as in said note provided, advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. Said sale will be held on: MARCH 8, 2012, AT 1:30 P.M. *AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) MARTINEZ, CA At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $626,967.88. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. This loan is exempt. Compliance with Civil code 2923.5 is not necessary to proceed with preparing and processing a Notice of Default or Notice of Trustee Sale. 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 not 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 or 2923.55. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: February 10, 2012 T.D. SERVICE COMPANY as said Trustee, T.D. Service Company Agent for the Trustee and as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary CRYSTAL ESPINOZA, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 1820 E. FIRST ST., SUITE 210, P.O. BOX 11988 SANTA ANA, CA 92711-1988 The Beneficiary may be attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. If available , the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or you may access sales information at www.tacforeclosures.com. TAC# 953990 PUB: 02/17/12, 02/24/12, 03/02/12 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 2012.

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000584-00 The name of the business (es): PXLA Graphic Designs Located at: 1627 Marina Way In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jeffrey Dollente and Shirley Barsana G. Dollente, 1627 Marina Way, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on JAN 30th, 2012. Signature of registrant: Shirley Barsana G. Dollente. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 30, 2012 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy, Expires 1/30/2017 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000181-00 The name of the business (es): De La Housaye & Associates, ALC Located at: 1655 N. Main Street Ste 260 In: Walnut Creek, CA, 94596 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): De La Housaye & Associates, A Law Corporation 1655 N. Main Street Ste 260 In: Walnut Creek, CA, 94596. This business is conducted by: a California Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on March 11, 2005. Signature of registrant: C. Angela De La Housaye, President. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 11, 2012 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy, Expires 1/11/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000765-00 The name of the business (es): Absolute Safety & Health Consultants, Inc. Located at: 264 Mountain View Dr. In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Absolute Safety & Health Consultants, Inc. 264 Mountain View Dr., 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: Carlton L. Jones, President. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 03, 2012 by Jaime Parangan, Deputy, Expires 2/3/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 10, 17, 24, & March 2, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Tiffany Martin SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Tiffany Martin FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0202 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Tiffany Michelle Martin filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: Tiffany Michelle Martin to Proposed Name: Tiffany Michelle Austin 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the mat-

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000425-00 The name of the business (es): Girls with Racks Apparel Located at: 2404 Morro Bay Dr., In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jamie M. Brager and Joe L. Vella, 2404 Morro Bay Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Jamie Brager. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 23, 2012 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy, Expires 1/23/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000714-00 The name of the business (es): DirectVSales Located at: 1480 Moraga Rd., Suite I-392, In: Moraga, CA, 94556, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): TeleCentrics, 1480 Moraga Rd., Suite I-392, Moraga, CA 94556. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/16/2007. Signature of registrant: Cyrus Ghamghami - TeleCentrics, CEO. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 01, 2012 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy, Expires 2/1/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000437-00 The name of the business (es): Ecowater Systems Located at: 380 Carrol Court, Suite E, Brentwood, Cali. 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): CC Water Products, Inc. 380 Carrol Court, Suite E, Brentwood, California 94513. This business is conducted by: a California Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/23/12. Signature of registrant: Carol Johnson, Secretary. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 23, 2012 by Elizabeth Gutierrez, Deputy, Expires 1/23/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #0000731-00 The name of the business (es): 1)Apostle A Cheney 2)Christ4life.tv 3)Cashpons 4)IQGames Located at: 2410 Shadow Ln #92 In: Antioch, Ca, 94509, Mailing: 4464 Lone Tree Way #205, Antioch, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Anthony Cheney 2410 Shodow Ln. #92 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:Anthony Cheney This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 2/2/12 By Karla Ruiz, Deputy Expires 2/2/17 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish: February 10, 17, 24 March 2, 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000617-00 The name of the business (es): Clark Global Services Located at: 5209 Star Thistle Way In: Antioch, CA, 94531, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jeffrey Thomas and Ana Lucia Clark, 5209 Star Thistle Way, Antioch, CA 94531. 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: Jeffrey Clark. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 30, 2012 by J. Odegaard, Deputy, Expires 1/30/2017 Antioch Press No. 061617 Publish dates: February 10, 17, 24, March 2, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000456-00 The name of the business (es): Captain Morgans Delta Adventures Located at: 5901 Marina Road, Discovery Bay Marina, Slip #A-27 In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505. Mailing: 5634 Marlin Drive, Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Frank Albert Morgan, 5634 Marlin Drive, 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 1-1-2011. Signature of registrant: Frank Morgan. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 24, 2012 by Jaime Parangan, Deputy, Expires 1/24/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish February 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0001009-00 The name of the business (es): RCS Network Solutions Located at: 6115 Seneca Circle In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Russell C. Strunk & Marilyn R. Strunk, 6115 Seneca Circle, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on Jan 1, 2012. Signature of registrant: Russell C. Strunk. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: FEB 13, 2012 by Myrna Barajas, Deputy, Expires 2/13/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000553-00 The name of the business (es): MA Petite Cherie Bake Shop Located at: 5622 Arcadia Circle, located in: Discovery Bay, CA 94505, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Christina Henriquez Basle & Lynn Henriquez 5622 Arcadia Cr, Discovery Bay, 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 N/A. Signature of registrant: Christina HenriquezBasle. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 27, 2012 by H. Franklin, Deputy, Expires 1/27/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000470-00 The name of the business (es): Hills and Company, CPA’s Located at: 4112 Windward Court, Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): LuAnn Hills & Peter Hills, 4112 Windward Court, Discovery Bay, 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 N/A. Signature of registrant: Peter Hills, LuAnn Hills. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 24, 2012 by P. Cornelius, Deputy, Expires 1/24/2017. Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish dates: February 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000715-00 The name of the business (es): Dish Network-Sales Located at: 1480 Moraga Rd., Suite I-392, In: Moraga, CA, 94556, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): TeleCentrics, 1480 Moraga Rd., Suite I-392, Moraga, CA 94556. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/16/2007. Signature of registrant: Cyrus Ghamghami - TeleCentrics LLC, CEO. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 01, 2012 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy, Expires 2/1/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000945-00 The name of the business (es): Mountain Mike’s Pizza #42 Located at: 2091 Main Street In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Distinctive Foods, Inc. 310 Whispering Oaks Ct., Pittsburg, CA 94565. This business is conducted by: a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 6/15/11. Signature of registrant: Mohammad N Zalmaiyar - President. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 10, 2012 by Myrna Barajas, Deputy, Expires 2/10/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No: L532900 CA Unit Code: L Loan No: 156161900/LARIOS AP #1: 065-071020 AP #2: 065-071-017 T.D. SERVICE COMPANY, as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier’s, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: CARLOS A. LARIOS JR., VIVIAN F. LARIOS Recorded September 3, 2004 as Instr. No. 2004- 0342289-00 in Book --- Page --of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded October 25, 2011 as Instr. No. 2011-230030 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED AUGUST 30, 2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Jeanette Su SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Jeanette Su FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0224 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Jeanette Su filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Jeanette Su to Proposed Name: Jeanette Pan THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date 4/19/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 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: 2/10/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000766-00 The name of the business (es): Soul’s Harbor Church Located at: 6955 Brentwood Blvd. In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Brentwood Pentecostal Holiness Church, Inc., 6955 Brentwood Blvd., 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: Sam Winters, CEO. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on FEB 03, 2012 by Jose Gonzalez, Deputy, Expires 2/3/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012.


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-477267-LL Order #: 110507563-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/19/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): KULDIP SANDHU, PARMJIT K SANDHU Recorded: 6/30/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0208881- 00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/9/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $356,573.22 The purported property address is: 4600 ARABIAN WAY ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessor’s Parcel No. 053- 382-007-2 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0021311 2/17/2012 2/24/2012 3/2/2012 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1345605-01 APN: 068- 344-0101-01 TRA: 01135 LOAN NO: Xxxx3471 REF: Baker, Joann K IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED August 30, 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 12, 2012, at 9:00am, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded September 07, 2005, as Inst. No. 2005-0339355-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Jeffrey D Baker and Joann K Baker, Husband And Wife As Joint Tenants, 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 Hilton concord hotel, 1970 diamond boulevard Golden Gate Ballroom Concord, 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: 224 Huntington Drive Antioch CA 94509 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. 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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: $370,933.79. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: January 30, 2012. (R-402949 02/10/12, 02/17/12, 02/24/12) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 10, 17, 24, 2012.

the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and state, and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. Sale Date & Time: March 1, 2012 at 01:30 PM Sale Location: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 237 Gregory Ln, Brentwood, CA 94513-2180 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $356,080.38 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The Declaration pursuant to California Civil Code, Section 2923.5(a) was fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded on 11/09/2011 NBS Default Services 301 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 1720 Long Beach, CA 90802 800-766- 7751 For Sale Information Contact: RSVP (925) 603-7342 NBS Default Services, Mandi Harvey, 2/10/2012 “We are attempting to collect a debt, and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose.” (RSVP# 283646, 02/10/12, 02/17/12, 02/24/12) Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish dates: February 10, 17, 24, 2012.

corder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/9/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $704,592.84 The purported property address is: 2761 SAINT ANDREWS DRIVE, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessor’s Parcel No. 007-460025 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645- 7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. TS No.: CA-10- 373255-CT IDSPub #0022189 2/17/2012 2/24/2012 3/2/2012 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-477099-AB Order #: 6080610 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/28/2002. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): GEORGE O MCELVAIN JR AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded: 4/5/2002 as Instrument No. 2002- 0119763-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/12/2012 at 9:00am PST Place of Sale: At the Hilton Concord Hotel, 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520, in the Golden Gate Ballroom Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $66,400.94 The purported property address is: 2208 LEMONTREE WAY #4 ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No. 074-341-066-4 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2891 or Login to: www. auction.com Reinstatement Line: 866450- 3172 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS

FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0020829 2/10/2012 2/17/2012 2/24/2012 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: February 10, 17, 24, 2012.

interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and state, and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. Sale Date & Time: March 8, 2012 at 01:30 PM Sale Location: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 324 San Marino Lane, 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 in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $722,750.84 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The Declaration pursuant to California Civil Code, Section 2923.5(a) was fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded on 10/28/2011 NBS Default Services 301 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 1720 Long Beach, CA 90802 800-766- 7751 For Sale Information Contact: RSVP (925) 603-7342 NBS Default Services, Mandi Harvey, 2/9/2012 “We are attempting to collect a debt, and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose.” (RSVP# 283987, 02/17/12, 02/24/12, 03/02/12) Brentwood Press 02-1273 Publish Date: February 17, 24, March 2, 2012

purported property address is: 2855 HONEYSUCKLE CIRCLE ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No. 052-123003 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0022044 2/17/2012 2/24/2012 3/2/2012 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 2012.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1302258-02 APN: 055- 660-0195 TRA: 01130 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx9934 REF: Smith Sr, R IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED November 02, 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 March 01, 2012, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded November 09, 2006, as Inst. No. 2006-0360004-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by R Wendell Smith, Sr and Ethel L Smith, Husband And Wife, 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: 2079 Mount Oso Ct Antioch CA 94531- 9115 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: $535,622.47. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: February 01, 2012. (R-403250 02/10/12, 02/17/12, 02/24/12) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 10, 17, 24, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 9551-0290 TSG Order No.: 110532384-CA-LMI A.P.N.: 018-160020-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07/19/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NBS Default Services, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded 07/27/2007 as Document Number 2007- 0216724-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, made by: Carolyne L. Tate, an unmarried woman, as Trustor(s), WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Liliana Garcia SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Cesar Eduardo Segura & Cecilia Jeanette Garcia-Segura FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0139 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Liliana Garcia filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Cesar Eduardo Segura b. Cecilia Jeanette GarciaSegura to Proposed Name: a. Cesar Eduardo Garcia b. Cecilia Jeanette Garcia 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/19/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press b. The court dispenses with notice to father named on birth certificates. Date: 2/9/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-10-373255-CT Order No.: 150-1172285-05 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/21/2006. 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 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): MARION J. AYERS AND SHANNON L. AYERS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY Recorded: 11/30/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0381757-00 of Official Records in the office of the Re-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-476303-AL Order #: 993855 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/19/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): CHRISTINE M CAREY, A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded: 5/10/2004 as Instrument No. 2004- 0172835-00 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/2/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $112,831.15 The purported property address is: 2944 LOS ALTOS WAY ANTIOCH, CA 94509-4529 Assessor’s Parcel No. 076-134-001 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0020737 2/10/2012 2/17/2012 2/24/2012 Antioch Press No. 06- 1617 Publish dates: February 10, 17, 24, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 9980-2695 TSG Order No.: 81272 A.P.N.: 010-500-0640 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 05/20/2005. 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. NBS Default Services, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded 06/01/2005 as Document Number 20050195263-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, made by: David Scornaienchi And Tami Scornaienchi, husband and wife, as Trustor(s), WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). All right, title and

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Leticia Jimenez SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Leticia Jimenez FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0122 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Leticia Jimemez filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Vanessa Martinez Jimenez b. (AKA) Vanessa Jimenez to Proposed Name: a. Vanessa Jimenez 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/2/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 1/20/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: February 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10-368588-VF Order #: 498034 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/5/1995. 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): GARY LEE MILANO AND LISA MARY MILANO, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 12/15/1995 as Instrument No. 95-217786 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/9/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $80,749.96 The

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: George & Monique Demetrakopulos SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: George Demetrakopulos, Monique Demetrakopulos FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0230 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner George Demetrakopulos, Monique Demetrakopulos filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Alexander George LeonGuerrero to Proposed Name: Alexander George Demetrakopulos THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date 4/10/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room: 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 2/3/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Taylor Thomas Skellenger SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Taylor Skellenger FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0199 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Taylor Skellenger filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Taylor Thomas Skellenger to Proposed Name: a. Taylor Thomas Salimpour 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/9/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 2/2/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012.


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SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) CASE NUMBER (N˙mero del Caso): L1104982 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): Pamela Gruh, individually YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF (LO EST’c1 DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): BECHAROFF CAPITAL CORPORATION NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. °AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dÌas, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versiÛn. Lea la informaciÛn a continuaciÛn. Tiene 30 D’cdAS DE CALENDARIO despuÈs de que le entreguen esta citaciÛn y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefÛnica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y m·s informaciÛn en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte. ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede m·s cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentaciÛn, pida al secretario de la corte que le dÈ un formulario de exenciÛn de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podr· quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin m·s advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisiÛn a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniÈndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperaciÛn de $10,000 Û m·s de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesiÛn de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direcciÛn de la corte es): Contra Costa Superior Court, Contra Costa Division, 725 Court Street, Room 103, Martinez, CA 94553 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la direcciÛn y el n˙mero de telÈfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Ali Nabavi, Esq., Brewer & Nabavi, 4533 MacArthur Blvd, #707, Newport Beach, CA 92660 (714) 424-6300 DATE (Fecha): JUN 21, 2011 Clerk, by (Secretario): M.Merino, Clerk (Adjunto) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: February 10, 17, 24, & March 2, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-479749-LL Order #: 110524526-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/28/2007. 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, pos-

session, 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): CHRISTOPHER LEE GARRO, AND JULIE A GARRO Recorded: 10/4/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0277782-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/2/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $370,101.41 The purported property address is: 347 FALL CIRCLE OAKLEY, CA 94561-0000 Assessor’s Parcel No. 035-263- 081-8 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0020895 2/10/2012 2/17/2012 2/24/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: February 10, 17, 24, 2012.

shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The Declaration pursuant to California Civil Code, Section 2923.5(a) was fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded on 11/09/2011 NBS Default Services 301 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 1720 Long Beach, CA 90802 800-766- 7751 For Sale Information Contact: RSVP (925) 603-7342 NBS Default Services, Mandi Harvey, 2/10/2012 “We are attempting to collect a debt, and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose.” (RSVP# 283973, 02/17/12, 02/24/12, 03/02/12) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 2012.

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 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 $396,053.77 (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. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder- s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. DATE: February 15, 2012 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA0900462211-1 17100 Gillette Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 949-252- 8300 James Matthews, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-730-2727 TRUSTEE CORPS IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 4200093 02/24/2012, 03/02/2012, 03/09/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 251560CA Loan No. 0694382599 Title Order No. 862187 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 05-25-2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03-09- 2012 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 06-03-2005, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 20050199994-00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: DAWN HOPKINS, A MARRIED WOMAN, 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 13 AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 6980 FILED SEPTEMBER 8 1989 IN BOOK 337 OF MAPS PAGE 15 CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS EXCEPTING THEREFROM ALL OIL GAS CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND HYDROCARBONS AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES BELOW A POINT 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO TAKE REMOVE MINE AND DISPOSE OF ALL SAID OIL GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND MINERALS BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND OR UPON ANY PART OF SAID LAND WITHIN 500 FEET OF THE SURFACE’’ AS RESERVED IN THE DEEDS FROM JAMES R BENNER ET UX RECORDED DECEMBER 23 1988 BOOK 14791 OR, PAGES 957 AND 959 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $395,562.17 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 4164 CHERRY COURT OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 041-130- 013 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to

assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 02-07-2012 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee REGINA CANTRELL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2- 4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800- 892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com ASAP# 4193506 02/17/2012, 02/24/2012, 03/02/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 2012.

Martinez, CA 94553 Property Address is purported to be: 280 YELLOW ROSE CIRCLE OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN#: 034410-024-3 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $435,993.87, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Date: 02/13/2012 Executive Trustee Services, LLC dba ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, CA 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730- 2727 TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 4187613 02/17/2012, 02/24/2012, 03/02/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477, Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 2012.

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): JOSE E GARCIA AND JENNY DEL CARMEN GARCIA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 3/30/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0093101-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/16/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $386,430.74 The purported property address is: 283 BAYVIEW DR OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No. 035- 730-003-7 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0021564 2/24/2012 3/2/2012 3/9/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 2012.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 9980-2319 TSG Order No.: 80476-16 A.P.N.: 010-280-075 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/18/2009. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NBS Default Services, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded 12/01/2009 as Document Number 2009- 0282093-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, made by: Alfredo Vazquez Valerio, a married man as his sole and separate property, as Trustor(s), WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and state, and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. Sale Date & Time: March 8, 2012 at 01:30 PM Sale Location: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 165 Claremont Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $316,106.65 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1331257-11 APN: 034- 160-085-6 TRA: 19026 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx6827 REF: Perkins, Mylee IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED April 12, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 15, 2012, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded April 20, 2007, as Inst. No. 20070116366-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Mylee A. Perkins and Ronald A. Perkins, Wife And Husband, 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: 24 Grove 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 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: $620,408.16. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: February 01, 2012. (R-403292 02/24/12, 03/02/12, 03/09/12) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE APN: 033-420-067 TS No: CA0900462211-1 TO No: 5679100 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 50 GRAND CANYON CIR, OAKLEY, CA 94561 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED April 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 20, 2012 at 10:00 AM, at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA, MTC FINANCIAL INC. dba TRUSTEE CORPS, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on April 24, 2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0119675- 00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, executed by KIPP RIVERA, A SINGLE MAN, as Trustor(s), in favor of JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. 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: 50 GRAND CANYON CIR, 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 principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0117868 Title Order No. 110098059 Investor/Insurer No. 107962460 APN No. 034-480- 008-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/19/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by RITA A IWUCHUKWU, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 11/19/2007 and recorded 11/30/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0326686-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/05/2012 at 10:00 AM, 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: 25 FOXGLOVE CT, OAKLEY, CA, 945611829. 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 $640,451.87. 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: 02/05/2012 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# 4191399 02/10/2012, 02/17/2012, 02/24/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: February 10, 17, 24, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No CA1100042977 Loan No 0476366984 Insurer No. 490729371 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/20/2007. 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. 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: TANYA BARBA, A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded 12/28/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0348738-00 in Book XX , page XX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California Date of Sale: 03/13/2012 at 10:00 A.M. Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE APN: 035-534-008-4 TS No: CA0500232011-1 TO No: 5902891 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED September 3, 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 6, 2012 at 10:00 AM, at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA, MTC FINANCIAL INC. dba TRUSTEE CORPS, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on September 19, 2003 as Instrument No. 2003- 0471273-00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, executed by CHARLES E PHILLIPS AND JOAN K PHILLIPS, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustor(s), in favor of PHH MORTGAGE SERVICES 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: 1581 GAMAY CIRCLE, OAKLEY, CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of 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 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 $150,983.44 (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. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder- s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. DATE: January 30, 2012 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA0500232011-1 17100 Gillette Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 949-252- 8300 Camale Smith, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-730-2727 TRUSTEE CORPS IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# FNMA4188520 02/10/2012, 02/17/2012, 02/24/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: February 10, 17, 24, 2012 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-480877-LL Order #: 110534175-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/23/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: JENNIFER ANNMARIE MOFFATT SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: JENNIFER ANNMARIE MOFFATT FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0225 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner JENNIFER ANNMARIE MOFFATT filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. JENNIFER ANNMARIE MOFFATT to Proposed Name: JENNIFER ANNMARIE RUSSELL THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date 4/20/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 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: FEB 10 2012 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000944-00 The name of the business (es): Subway 1716 Located at: 4701 Clayton Rd #C In: Concord, CA 94521 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Distinctive Foods, Inc. 310 Whispering Oaks Ct., Pittsburg, CA 94565. This business is conducted by: a corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/20/06. Signature of registrant: Mohammad N Zalmaiyar, Owner- President. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 10, 2012 by Myrna Barajas, Deputy, Expires 2/10/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012.


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 750726CA Loan No. 3061421768 Title Order No. 110325654CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 02-06-2006. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03-02- 2012 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 02-222006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 2006- 0054961-00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: GILBERT MARTINEZ CASTILLO JR, AND SANDRA MARIE CASTILLO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 84 OF SUBDIVISION MAP NO. 5500, ORCHARD PARK UNIT 3, IN THE CITY OF OAKLEY, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS SHOWN ON MAP FILED IN BOOK 247, PAGE 28 TO 38 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $403,489.57 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1436 WILDCAT COURT OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 035-424- 008-7 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 02-10-2012 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee RIKKI JACOBS, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2- 4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800- 892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap. com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com ASAP# 4188312 02/10/2012, 02/17/2012, 02/24/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: February 10, 17, 24, 2012.

the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: JANICE JOAN HOLUB 1841 HOLUB LANE, ANTIOCH, CA 94509 (925) 754-8325 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: February 17, 24 & March 2, 2012.

CA 94561. Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including fees and expenses of sale. The total amount of the unpaid principal balance, interest thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is $315,572.20. 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 or more 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 or the borrower has surrendered the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent and that the compliance with Civil Code Section 2923.5 was made at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of this Notice of Sale. Dated: 1/27/2012 REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Trustee By MARILEE HAKKINEN, AUTHORIZED AGENT Agent for Trustee: AGENCY SALES AND POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 Telephone Number: (800) 542-2550 Sale Information: (714) 730-2727 or http://www.rtrustee.com ASAP# 4189690 02/10/2012, 02/17/2012, 02/24/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: February 10, 17, 24, 2012.

office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/05/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 66 MERLOT 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 $525,780.00. 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: 02/13/2010 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# 4191204 02/10/2012, 02/17/2012, 02/24/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: February 10, 17, 24, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000907-00 The name of the business (es): Empire Business Center Property Owners Association Located at: 2810 Lone Tree Way #8 In: Antioch, CA 94509, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1.) Elizabeth A. Rimbault, 3100 Windsor Drive, Antioch CA 94509; 2.) Douglas N. Rimbault, 3100 Windsor Drive, Antioch, CA 94509; 3.) Thomas Frank French, 208 Bluerock Drive, Antioch, CA 94509; Carole D. French, 208 Bluerock drive, Antioch, CA 94509; 5.) Jack R. Hickman, 3304 Ashburton Drive, Antioch, CA 94509; 6.) Sally Lea Hickman, 3304 Ashburton Drive, Antioch, CA 94509; 7.) C. Denise Stewart, 2810 Lone Tree Way #9, Antioch, CA 94509; 8.) Nancy Gann Desimone, 4600 Discovery Point, Discovery Bay, CA 94505; 9.) Efficient Energy Distribution Inc., Patrick Moore, President, 2810 Lone Tree Way #7, Antioch, CA 94509, Incorporated in State of California. This business is conducted by: an Unincorporated Association other than a Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 10/1/1988. Signature of registrant: Elizabeth A. Rimbault, Property Manager. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 08, 2012 by Joseph Barton, Deputy, Expires 2/8/2017. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0131120 Title Order No. 110111038 Investor/Insurer No. 1699273868 APN No. 035- 592-004-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/10/2005. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by TERESA ROVERE, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 08/10/2005 and recorded 8/22/2005, as Instrument No. 2005- 0315286-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/12/2012 at 9:00AM, Hilton Concord Hotel 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520 Golden Gate Ballroom 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: 4226 SEQUOIA DR, OAKLEY, CA, 945612613. 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 $360,033.22. 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: 02/08/2012 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# FNMA4193267 02/17/2012, 02/24/2012, 03/02/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 2012.

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): THERESA A TOLSON AND DIRK A TOLSON WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 1/12/2006 as Instrument No. 20060011390-00 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/9/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $569,992.10 The purported property address is: 4727 KOALA CT ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessor’s Parcel No. 053-470- 035 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0021279 2/17/2012 2/24/2012 3/2/2012 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish: February 17, 24, March 2, 2012.

turn of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0021292 2/17/2012 2/24/2012 3/2/2012 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 2012.

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: DAVID ALLEN RICKNER; AKA: DAVID RICKNER CASE NUMBER P12-00138 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: DAVID ALLEN RICKNER; AKA: DAVID RICKNER A Petition for Probate has been filed by: JANICE JOAN HOLUB in the Superior Court of California, County of: CONTRA COSTA The Petition for Probate requests that: JANICE JOAN HOLUB be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: a. Date: 03/20/12 Time: 9:00 AM Dept: 14 Room: -- b. Address of court: 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553 If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20110015003040 Title Order No.: 110277427 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/23/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 08/31/2005 as Instrument No. 20050330819-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: MOREL DRIGHT, III, 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: 03/15/2012 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1853 HAMBURG ST, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 037-124-0136 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 $375,369.31. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 02/16/2012 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. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 4199140 02/24/2012, 03/02/2012, 03/09/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. 05-FWA- 114250 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/5/2006. 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 March 2, 2012, at 10:00 AM, AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREET, in the City of MARTINEZ, County of CONTRA COSTA, State of CALIFORNIA, REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by ROSEMARIE HUNTER, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustors, recorded on 5/12/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0150175- 00, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, or cashier’s check (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States) without warranty express or implied as to title, use, possession or encumbrances, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it as such Trustee, in and to the following described property situated in the aforesaid County and State, to-wit: TAX PARCEL NO. 035-345-004-2 From information which the Trustee deems reliable, but for which Trustee makes no representation or warranty, the street address or other common designation of the above described property is purported to be 912 RHINE WAY , OAKLEY,

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0133147 Title Order No. 110112553 Investor/Insurer No. 131812962 APN No. 037-510- 058-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/28/2006. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by HARRIET M. WULUKAU AND MATTHEW F. WULUKAU, WIFE AND HUSBAND, dated 08/28/2006 and recorded 9/21/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0299136-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/19/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 15 DA VINCI 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 $543,073.70. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 02/09/2012 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# 4196950 02/24/2012, 03/02/2012, 03/09/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: February 24, March 2 and March 9, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0164572 Title Order No. 09-8508505 Investor/Insurer No. 0011196687 APN No. 037-342- 015-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/15/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by JOHN PANIS, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 04/15/2005 and recorded 4/25/2005, as Instrument No. 2005- 0143743-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0125837 Title Order No. 110105915 Investor/Insurer No. 162857505 APN No. 035-600- 016-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/29/2007. 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 EDWARD J. ROMERO, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 05/29/2007 and recorded 6/7/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0165481-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 03/05/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4260 MEHAFFEY 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 $337,951.07. 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: 02/01/2012 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# 4191890 02/10/2012, 02/17/2012, 02/24/2012TS No. 11-0125837 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: February 10, 17, 24, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-475732-CT Order #: 991049 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/22/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon,

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-476040-AL Order #: 993009 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/22/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): JAMES MICHAEL COVINGTON AND SHERIDAN ANN COVINGTON, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 12/1/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0462923- 00 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 3/9/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $334,356.50 The purported property address is: 2117 STRATFORD COURT ANTIOCH, CA 94509-6995 Assessor’s Parcel No. 052-410-029 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a re-

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: NANCY MARIE MCCLAIN, IN PRO PER. SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: NANCY MARIE MCCLAIN FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0218 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Nancy Marie McClain filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Nancy Marie McClain b. Nancy Marie Mickel to Proposed Name: Nancy Marie Mae THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 4/13/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 2/3/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: RONIA FAKIRA SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: RONIA FAKIRA FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0055 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Ronia Mahmood Fakira filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Ronia Mahmood Fakira, b. (AKA) Rena Fakira, c. (AKA) Rena Mahmood Fakira to Proposed Name: a. Rena Mahmood Fakira 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 3/27/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 1/13/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: February 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000491-00 The name of the business (es): Brentwood Theater Company / Studio 51 Located at: 740 Buckeye Court In: Brentwood, CA, 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): John T. and Betty Partridge Gaughan, 740 Buckeye Court, Brentwood, CA 94513-5493. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/1/12. Signature of registrant: John T. Gaughan. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 25, 2012 by T. Ragsdale, Deputy, Expires 1/25/2017. Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish dates: February 10, 17, 24, March 2, 2012.


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April 12, 1918-Feb. 16, 2012 Longtime Pittsburg resident and native son of the State of New Mexico Vincent Silva left this world on Feb. 16, 2012 to reunite with wife Rose and son Richard. His life of 93 years was filled with love for his family. Vincent was a World War II hero, a survivor of the Bataan Death March who endured 3½ years as a prisoner of war. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Combat Infantry Badge in addition to numerous other military medals. Following the war, Vincent resided in California, where he and Rose raised five children. He retired in 1982 from the City of Concord, where he ran the carpentry shop. Vincent was a singer, poet, writer and harmonica player. He was intelligent, caring and had a sense of humor. Everyone who knew him will remember a good, kind, loving soul with a giving and gracious spirit. His life story can be found in his memoir, “Senso Owari” (the war is ended). More information can be found on his website: www.thewarisended.com. Vincent is survived by his children, Lin-

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he Liberty Adult Education ESL (English as a Second Language) program celebrated a successful fall 2011 semester with an Awards Night in December honoring students for their promotion from beginning to intermediate level ESL classes. Among the students recognized, above, are Renah Sayegh, Tania Padilla, Catalina Ramirez and Lorena Rodriguez. Not pictured are Josefina Lustre, Liliana Enriquez and Chunning Qiao. – Contributed by Cindi Grovhoug

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000867-00 The name of the business (es): Contra Costa Herald Located at: 313 Bluerock Drive, In: Antioch, CA 94509, Mailing: P.O. Box 4672, Antioch, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000761-00 The name of the business (es): Baker’s Carpet Cleaning Located at: 912 Redhaven Street In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jonathan William Baker, 912 Redhaven Street, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 02/03/12. Signature of registrant: Jonathan William Baker. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 03, 2012 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy, Expires 2/3/17 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish dates: February 10, 17, 24, & March 2, 2012.

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following owner(s): Allen Denford Payton, 313 Bluerock Drive, 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 2/7/12. Signature of registrant: Allen D. Payton. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 07, 2012 by Elizabeth Gutierrez, Deputy, Expires 2/7/2017. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000600-00 The name of the business (es): Newberry Estate Vineyards Located at: 2525 Sunset Rd In: Knightsen, CA 94548, Mailing: 2525 Sunset Rd, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Sabrina Rippie 2525 Sunset Rd, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of

registrant: Sabrina Rippie. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 30, 2012 by J. Odegaard, Deputy, Expires 1/30/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: February 17, 24, March 2, & March 9, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000811-00 The name of the business (es): Goal Seekers Consulting Located at: 1780 Chestnut Street In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Peggie Schuitemaker 1780 Chestnut Street, Brentwood, California 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: Peggie Schuitemaker. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: FEB 06, 2012 by Courtney Dias, Deputy, Expires 2/6/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 2012.

Feb. 18, 1913-Feb. 16, 2012 Brentwood resident Cynthia Burroughs Hummel died on Feb. 16, 2012 at the age of 98. Cynthia was born on Feb. 18, 1913 in Oakland to Benjamin R. Burroughs and Edna Nelson Burroughs. In 1936, in Knightsen, she married Vaughn Lloyd Hummel, who preceded her in death in 1995. Cynthia was a true daughter of Contra Costa County. She grew up on Burroughs Brothers Dairy, started by her father in 1906. She attended the Iron House School and later Liberty Union High School. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in English from the University of California at Berkeley. Soon after she and Vaughn were married in 1936, they built the home they were to live in together for almost 60 years on a corner of the Burroughs ranch. They called it “Hummel House.” Cynthia was an adventurer and traveler. Her life experience was varied. She was an educator, teaching in the local elementary school and high school. She gave piano lessons and was an accomplished pianist herself. Cynthia was involved in community groups and acted in amateur theater. She and Vaughn had the perfect venue for performing plays in their own home. She is remembered for playing a star role on the Hummel House “stage” as Elena Ivanovna Popova in Chekov’s one-act play “The Boor.” Vaughn and Cynthia seemed in their element in that play. Cynthia also exhibited her paintings in local art shows. Her family remembers her best for making a warm and beautiful home. Cynthia loved life and lived a long one. In her last years, she was cared for by her daughter Sayra and Sayra’s family. Cynthia and Vaughn lost their first daughter, Judith,

da Gregoire (Roger deceased), Penny Cannon (Chuck), Dr. Vincent Silva Jr. (Bobbee) and Marjorie Silva. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. followed by a vigil at 4 p.m. at Pittsburg Funeral Chapel, 2295 Railroad Ave. (925-432-2114.) Committal services will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery in San Pablo on Monday, Feb. 27. when she was a baby. Their son Lloyd died in 1995. She is survived by daughters Jennifer Johnsen and Sayra Flores, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Loren Kenneth Hergert June 23, 1928-Feb. 19, 2012 Loren Kenneth Hergert, loving husband, father, grandfather and greatgrandfather, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19 in Discovery Bay. Margaret Hergert, his loving wife of 56 years, a son and three daughters were present with him at his home. Loren is survived by 12 grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren. Loren was born in San Francisco in 1928 and moved to Los Altos, where he was raised. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and, upon returning home, became part owner of WhiteCliff Market. He continued in the grocery business with the opening of Driftwood Market, Los Altos Liquors and Cherry Chase Liquors until his retirement in 1985. While residing in Los Altos, he married Margaret Paccioretti, had four children and was active in the community through the Los Altos Lions Club. He and Marge moved to Discovery Bay in 1986 and became active in the community again by serving as an Officer of the Discovery Bay Yacht Club. Along with his love of boating, he and Margaret enjoyed traveling worldwide. He is remembered for his love of family, flying and woodworking, and leaves a legacy of community service. His days were filled with enjoying his many friends in Los Altos and Discovery Bay, growing his bonsais and watching his children and grandchildren growing. Watching the sunsets on his deck at Discovery Bay with a bandy in hand was a perfect finish to his day.


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Feb. 9, 4:58 p.m. A vehicle was towed from Mountainview Drive for displaying registration expired in excess of six months. Feb. 10, 10:59 a.m. An unidentified person entered a business on Lone Tree Way and stole a laptop computer. The loss was valued at $399.99. Feb. 10, 2:11 p.m. On Lone Tree Way at Brentwood Boulevard, an unidentified driver struck a pole and fled prior to police arrival. Feb. 10, 4:30 p.m. At a school on Dainty Avenue, an unidentified person was given a trespass admonition for continually walking onto the campus. Feb. 10, 5:28 p.m. An unidentified person stole 27 glass frames from a business on Sand Creek Road. The loss was valued at approximately $5,000. Feb. 10, 6:55 p.m. On Brentwood Boulevard at Sycamore Avenue, an unidentified driver struck another vehicle and fled without exchanging information. Feb. 10, 10:11 p.m. On Sand Creek Road, an unidentified person punched another subject, knocking him to the ground. Feb. 11, 3:22 a.m. A subject who damaged the front door of a residence on Moreau Way during an argument was placed under citizen’s arrest and a parole hold. He was then arrested by Brentwood police and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Feb. 11, 8:59 a.m. On Highland Way at Mill Creek Way, a driver fell asleep, lost control of his vehicle and struck a fence. The vehicle, which sustained major front-end damage, was towed from the scene. Feb. 11, 5 p.m. A subject contacted on Stonewood Drive at San Jose Drive was found in possession of concentrated cannabis and Robitussin. He was arrested and released to his guardian on a Juvenile Affidavit. Feb. 11, 6 p.m. At a business on Lone Tree Way, a subject caught embezzling money from his employer was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Feb. 11, 6:18 p.m. On Brentwood Boulevard at Havenwood Avenue, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Feb. 11, 10:23 p.m. A resident of Crescent Drive reported receiving annoying phone calls

Feb. 6, 10:52 a.m. from a blocked phone number. Feb. 11, 11:53 p.m. A subject contacted on Birch Street was found in possession of a controlled substance. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Feb. 12, 12:23 p.m. An unidentified person drove a vehicle around barricades on Vineyard Parkway, causing damage to landscaping and irrigation equipment. Feb. 12, 2:53 a.m. On Fairview Avenue at San Jose Avenue, a vehicle parked in a no-parking zone and blocking the roadway was towed. Feb. 12, 11:33 a.m. On Brentwood Boulevard, a driver lost control of his vehicle, collided with another vehicle and struck a pedestrian, who sustained a minor injury to his hand. The driver, who was found to be under the influence of alcohol, was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Feb. 12, 1:07 p.m. At a business on Lone Tree Way, a subject who attempted to pay for merchandise using a counterfeit 20-dollar bill fled from the business when the cashier told him the bill was counterfeit. Feb. 12, 2:05 p.m. On Giotto Drive, an unidentified person struck another subject in the face with a broom during an argument. Feb. 12, 10:11 p.m. A subject contacted on Balfour Road was found to be under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. 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. 18, 12:35 a.m. Antioch Police Officer Matt Harger spotted a reported stolen vehicle in the 2300 block of Sycamore Drive. When Harger attempted to stop the vehicle and detain the driver, 18-year-old Antioch resident Douglas Martinez, and his passenger, the two jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot. Harger and his K9, Thor, gave chase. When Martinez refused to stop, Thor took him to the ground. Martinez had failed to put the vehicle in parking mode, however, and it continued to roll forward, striking Harger and knocking him to the ground. The vehicle then ran over Thor as he was detaining Martinez. Thor secured Martinez until Harger was able to pull Thor from under the vehicle before the

rear tires rolled over Martinez. The vehicle eventually struck a light pole and came to a stop. Harger sustained minor scrapes and Thor appears to be uninjured. Martinez was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital. The Brentwood Police Department dispatched its K9 to assist in the search for the second suspect, but he was not located. OAKLEY Feb. 6 – A business on the 2000 block of Main Street was burglarized. Feb. 8 – On the 5400 block of Neroly Road and on Laurel Road at Main Street, subjects were arrested for possession of narcotics. Feb. 8 – Vehicle accidents with property damage occurred on West Cypress Road at Waterford Way and on the 1000 block of Neroly Road. Feb. 9 – On the 100 block of East Cypress Road, a subject was arrested for public intoxication. Feb. 9 – On Brown Road at Carpenter Road, a subject was cited for driving without a license. Feb. 9 – A vehicle accident with injuries occurred on the 5600 block of Main Street. Feb. 9 – On the 2000 block of Main Street, a subject was cited for driving on a suspended license. Feb. 10 – A juvenile runaway was reported on the 100 block of Amador Court. Feb. 10 – Vandalism was reported on the 100 block of Grove Court. Feb. 10 – A residence on the 1700 block of Fairhaven Court was burglarized. Feb. 10 – On the 200 block of West Acme Street, a subject was arrested for domestic battery. Feb. 10 – A vehicle was towed from Empire Avenue at Main Street. Feb. 11 – On the 2000 block of Rubens Way, a subject was arrested for domestic violence with injury to a child. Feb. 12 – On Gardenia Avenue at Main Street, a driver was arrested for a hit-and-run incident. Feb. 12 – On Delta Road at Main Street, a subject was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Feb. 12 – Battery was reported on the 5400 block of Live Oak Avenue. Feb. 12 – On the 400 block of Beaulieu Lane, a subject was reported to be in possession of a counterfeit bill.

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CALENDAR Events Friday, Feb. 24 ‘The Lorax’ As part of Read Across America, the Freedom High School environmental club reads Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” at 6 p.m. in the Oakley Library, 1050 Neroly Road. Families are invited to bring their children to an evening of activities and entertainment. Admission is free. RSVP by e-mailing freshh.fhs@gmail.com.

‘Hairspray’ The Heritage High School Rising Stars perform the Broadway musical “Hairspray” at 7 p.m. in the school’s theater, 101 American Ave. in Brentwood. Additional performances are lined up for Feb. 25 and March 17 at 2 p.m.; March 2-3, 8-10 and 15-16 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for students and children.

‘Curtains’ Liberty High School Playmakers present “Curtains” at 7 p.m. at 850 Second St. in Brentwood. Additional performances are scheduled for Feb. 25 and March 2-3, 8-9 at 7 p.m.; March 10 at 2 p.m. General admission is $12.50; $9.50 for seniors, children and college students. Tickets are available at www.libertyunion.schoolwires.net/liberty/playmakers.

Wonderful Wizard Follow Dorothy as she’s swept away to the magical land of Oz in Stage Right Conservatory Theatre’s production of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” Performances run through March 4. For more information and showtimes, visit www.srctgrp.org or call 925-216-4613.

Saturday, Feb. 25 Crab Feed Delta River Rats hold a crab feed fundraiser from 6-11 p.m. at Antioch Indoor Sports Center, 1210 Sunset Drive. Admission is $50. For more information, call 510-913-0964.

Heart to Heart Ball An Elderly Wish Foundation holds its Heart to Heart Ball at 5:30 p.m. in the Lone Tree Golf and Event Center, 4800 Golf Course Road in Antioch. Tickets ($60) must be purchased in advance. For more information, call 925-9781883, e-mail info@elderlywish.org or visit www.elderlywish.org.

Crab Feed The Sutter Delta Medical Center Auxiliary holds a crab feed dinner at the VFW Hall in Antioch, 815 Fulton Shipyard Road. No-host cocktails are served at 6 p.m.; dinner at 7. Tickets ($40) can be purchased at Sutter Delta Medical Center Auxiliary or by calling 925-625-2207.

Blood Drive The American Red Cross holds a blood drive from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Delta Community Presbyterian Church, 1900 Willow Lake Road in Discovery Bay. To schedule an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: DiscoBay).

Open House Delta First 5 Center, 760 First St. in Brentwood, hosts an open house from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. First 5 is a nonprofit organization providing free programming for families with children 5 and younger. For more information, visit www. firstfivecc.org.

Monday, Feb. 27 Delta Informal Gardeners Delta Informal Gardeners meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Brentwood Community Methodist Church, 850 Second St. Guest speaker Bob Spotts will explore the history of daffodils. For more information, call 925-634-4088.

Blood Drive The American Red Cross holds a blood from 12:30-6:30 p.m. at the Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 1020 E. Tregallas Road in

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Tuesday, Feb. 28 Nutrition and Cancer Treatment Sutter Delta Medical Center, 3901 Lone Tree Way in Antioch, hosts a health workshop from 6-8 p.m., focusing on nutrition strategies for cancer patients. Admission is free but registration is required. For more information, call 925-933-0107.

Thursday, March 1 Read Across America Diablo Vista Elementary hosts Read Across America from 4-9 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, 5709 Lone Tree Way in Antioch. The event features an appearance by Oakland A’s mascot Stomper, stories read by teachers, and instore scavenger hunt. For more information, call 925-516-2363.

Woman’s Club GFWC Woman’s Club of Antioch holds its luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. at 509 G St. Guest speaker Antioch police Sgt. Tammany Brooks discusses personal safety and the importance of being the eyes and ears of your community. For more information, call 925-565-9120.

Sign-ups Water Polo Registration Oakwood Water Polo Club is registering children 8-14 for its spring season. No experience is necessary. Practices are held Feb. 27-April 19 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m. at Freedom High School. For more information, visit www.oakwoodwaterpolo. com or call 925-550-5535.

Youth Softball Clinic Heritage High School Varsity Softball hosts its annual youth softball clinic Saturday, Feb. 25 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Students in grades three through eight may register. Registration is $45. Space is limited. For more information, e-mail riversr@luhsd.net.

Delta Valley Lady Warriors Basketball The Warrior Elite Youth Basketball organization is looking for competitive fourth- and fifth-grade girls for its 2012 basketball teams. Tryouts are held Wednesday, Feb. 29 from 7-8 p.m. in Discovery Bay Elementary School, 1700 Willow Lake Road. For more information, visit www.warriorelitebasketball.com.

Football Camp Diablo Football’s spring break football camp runs March 20-22 from 8 a.m.-noon at Laurel Park in Oakley. The no-contact, fundamentalsoriented camp is open to boys and girls 6-14 at all skill levels. Registration is $99. For more information, visit www.diablofootball.com or call 925-625-2222.

Flag Football and Cheer Diablo Football and Cheer is registering kids 4-17 for its flag football league and kids 4-11 for its cheer program. Spring season begins March 25. Registration is $120. For more information, visit www.diablofootball.com or call 925-625-2222.

East County Hoops Girls Basketball Tryouts for East County Hoops Girls Basketball 12-17U are held Saturdays, Feb. 25 and March 3 from 9-10:30 a.m. at Freedom High School, 1050 Neroly Road in Oakley. For more information, e-mail mrparman69@yahoo.com or call 925-852-7161.

Mondays, Feb. 27 and March 12 from 6-8 p.m., and Sunday, March 4 from 1-4 p.m. at Straw Hat Pizza, 6680 Lone Tree Way in Brentwood. For more information, visit www.boyfl-falcons. com.

tion in honor of Dr. Seuss on Friday, March 2 from 10 a.m.-noon. Festivities include crafts, pictures with The Cat in the Hat and birthday cake. For more information, call 925-778-5055 or visit www.somersvilletownecenter.com.

Summer Musical Auditions

Crab Feed

The Brentwood Theater Company and Kinsella Theater Group conduct auditions for the Broadway Under The Stars’ productions of “Oklahoma!” and “Brigadoon” on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 12:30 p.m. at The Streets of Brentwood. For more information, call 925-513-3863 or e-mail brentwoodtheater@ sbcglobal.net.

Delta Dawgs Baseball Club holds a crab feed fundraiser – including a silent auction and raffle – Saturday, March 3 at 6 p.m. at the Brentwood Community Center, 730 Third St. Tickets are $40 in advance; $45 at the door. For more information, call 925-354-1200 or visit www.ddbaseball.com.

Antioch Youth Football and Cheer

The Antioch Neighborhood Cleanup Program takes on Eaglesridge Park, 4200 Eaglesridge Drive, on Saturday, March 3 from 9-11 a.m. Volunteers will receive instructions and equipment. The targeted areas are within walking distance.

Antioch Youth Football and Cheer holds sign-ups for kids 5-14 on Wednesdays, Feb. 29, March 7 and 21, and April 4 and 18 from 7-9 p.m. at Straw Hat Pizza, 3001 Delta Fair Blvd. in Antioch. Registration is $50. For more information, call 925-473-5150 or e-mail antiochyouthfb@yahoo.com.

Soccer Tryouts Ajax East Bay conducts tryouts for its U9-U14 teams on March 3 and 4 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Liberty High School, 850 Second St. in Brentwood. For more information, visit www. ajaxunitedeastbay.org or e-mail directorofcoaching@ajaxunitedeastbay.org.

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

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

Hula Classes The Brentwood-based dance group Halau Ka Waikahe Lani Malie is looking for students 8 and older to join its hula classes. Learn the beauty and meaning of hula dancing and Hawaiian history. Classes meet Fridays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, call 925-550-5656.

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

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

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

On the Horizon Spaghetti Feed

East County Youth Football and Cheer holds earlybird sign-ups for the 2012 season on Sundays, Feb. 26, March 25 and April 22 from 3-5 p.m. at Aladino’s Pizza, 2587 Main St. in Oakley. For more information, visit www. ecyflions.com.

Edna Hill Middle School, 140 Birch St. in Brentwood, hosts a spaghetti feed Friday, March 2 from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $5. Festivities include contests, alumni sightings, games, music and a silent auction featuring memorabilia from the hottest entertainment and sports stars. For more information, call 925-513-6440.

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Crab Feed The Deer Valley Youth Football Association holds a crab feed fundraiser Saturday, March 3 at 6 p.m. in Veterans Hall, 757 First St. in Brentwood. Tickets are $40 in advance; $45 at the door. For tickets, call 925-864-1606 or 925-752-3518.

Soroptimist International Soroptimist International of Antioch holds a meet-and-greet on Thursday, March 8 from 5-7 p.m. at Umpqua Bank, 3700 Lone Tree Way in Antioch. Come learn more about this worldwide organization and its mission. For more information, call 925-754-6450 or visit www.si-antioch.org.

Caregivers Support Group The Brentwood Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group meets Thursday, March 8 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Neighborhood Church, 50 Birch St. in Brentwood. The group welcomes those caring for or who know someone caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. For more information, call 925-202-0345.

Spring Boutique Everything Kids Guide Spring Boutique and Family Fair comes to Sunset Plaza, 7750 Brentwood Blvd., on Saturday, March 10 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy music, shopping, raffle prizes, great food, free samples – and pampering. Admission is free. For more information, call 925-848-5966 or visit www. brentwoodfun.com.

Crab Feed Knightsen Youth Association holds a crab feed fundraiser Saturday, March 10 at Flor do Oakley Hall, 520 Second St. No-host cocktails are served from 5:30-7 p.m.; dinner at 7. Tickets ($50) must be purchased in advance. For more information, call 925-634-3681.

Trivia Night Brentwood Relay For Life hosts a Trivia Night for those 18 and older Saturday, March 10 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Veterans Hall, 757 First St. in Brentwood. Tickets are $20; proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information, call 925-550-1182.

Coffee With the Cops Join Antioch Police Chief Allan Cantando on Saturday, March 10 from 9-11 a.m. at the Antioch Police Department Community Room, 300 L St. Coffee With the Cops is a casual discussion of public safety issues, crime statistics and other pressing matters.

Ongoing Delta Healing Rooms The Delta Healing Rooms, 410 Beatrice Court in Brentwood, invite those in need of prayer and ministry for healing to drop by Thursdays from 6-7:30 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m.-noon. There is no fee; donations are accepted. For more information, visit www.oaktreeministries.net or call 925-759-0965.


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Downtown

$126,000

Best Offers Wanted. Great Location, offers 3 beds & 2 baths and 960 sq ft of living space. Other features include an inside laundry room, covered patio and deck and a Big driveway.

Room to Roam

$189,900

There is plenty of room to roam in this 1931 sq ft property. It offers 4 beds & 2.1 baths, a formal dining, living & family room with laminate wood flooring, eat in kitchen with tile countertops and an inside laundry room.

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Possibilities

$310,050

What possibilities with this large 2 story home. It offers 4 beds & 3 baths with a bonus room and over 1800 sq ft of living space. Other features include hardwood & tile flooring, dishwasher and refrigerator, Ceiling fans, 2 car garage, an easy to manage backyard and is within walking distance to Granada High School.

The Time to Sell Short is Now! Bryce Ellsworth, Broker Lic# 01305147

Amante Asuncion, Broker Associate Lic# 00636264

Rod Talavera, Realtor Fluent in Tagalog

Lic# 01701571

Vanessa Gutierrez, Realtor Se Habla Español

Lic# 01840693

Shauna Suckow, Realtor Lic# 01505149

Robin Nelson, Realtor

Penny Dobbertin, Realtor

Marc Ellsworth,

Lic# 01793070

Lic# 01306163

Office Manager

Yes, that’s right; I am calling this the best opportunity you will have to get a fresh start. With current Tax and Real Estate Laws on the side of Homeowners, there is no better time to get behind the massive negative equity associated with most homes in our area. Call us today; we will not push you into a short sale. Our job as always is to GIVE YOU THE BEST REAL ESTATE ADVICE AVAILABLE. * Don’t know your rights? * Not sure if a short sale is best for your situation? * Behind on payments? * Lost your job? * Just need info on how it works * Depleted your savings just to stay up on your mortgage?


Brentwood Press 02.24.12