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Vol. 19, No. 12

Fire relief bill targets park district

March 24, 2017

Walking To Find A Cure

A slam-dunk day

by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer

Two assembly bills designed to alleviate the funding problems plaguing the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) are being introduced by Assemblyman Jim Frazier (D – Discovery Bay), and if passed, would allow for the annual reallocation of $10.5 million from the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) to the fire district. AB 898 would enact legislation to allow for the reallocation of property-tax revenue from the EBRPD for fire-protection services in Contra Costa County. The accompanying AB 899 is a safeguard bill, which would allow for a public election should AB 898 not pass. AB 898 would need a two-thirds vote in both the House and Senate to pass. “We have been looking at agencies that might have the ability to use their discretionary dollars for over a year now,” said Frazier. “We made a list and (EBRPD) is the only one that worked. It’s great to have this agen-

Local business owners turn their son’s tragic death into hope for others. Page 4

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NBA star and two-time Olympic gold medal winner Ruthie Bolton with students and staff during the recent Unified High School Basketball Clinic, presented by the Golden State Warriors at Freedom High School. Eight schools attended the clinic, including all six Bay Valley Athletic League high schools. To view a video of the event, visit www.thepress.net/multimedia.

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Gazebo makes a return by Kyle Szymanski Staff Writer

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The Brentwood Press’ 2017 East County Welcome! Guide has hit the streets. This year’s book is chock-full of useful and helpful information to make your life more fun, efficient and productive. Pick up a copy at your local chamber of commerce; the Brentwood Press office, at 248 Oak St.; from numerous racks throughout East County; or by calling 925-250-1405. If you prefer reading the guide online, you’ll find it there, too. Just hop on to www.eastcountywelcomeguide.net. Hops and Brews

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After months of mulling over where Brentwood’s trademark gazebo should be rebuilt, city leaders have finally settled on a location. The city council unanimously agreed recently to reconstruct the structure, which is projected to be built behind the rose garden near the farmer statue in City Park. “It will work just fine there,” said Mayor Bob Taylor, who’s collected $7,500 in donations to cover the cost of resurrecting the piece that served as the go-to location for residents’ weddings, graduations and prom photos before being torn down during the 2007 renovation of City Park. Last year, the structure was slated to be rebuilt in the corner of the park between the barbecue area and the water-play feature, but the city’s parks and recreation commission

disagreed with the location. They were concerned about reduced space for park events, park noise interfering with gazebo events and its Victorian facade clashing with the civic center’s modern Spanish style. Vice Mayor Steve Barr suggested the new site late last year, because it would be in a prime position for viewing park events, and the park’s rose garden would fit nicely into pictures as a backdrop. Additionally, the surrounding trees could separate the gazebo from the civic center, alleviating concerns about competing designs. “It belongs in the park,” Barr said. The selected location averts any conflict with irrigation valves and lateral lines and allows for all trees to remain in place, which were issues city staff members were initially concerned about. The only other option in City Park – censee Gazebo page 30

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tudents from Heritage and Liberty high schools got an up-close and personal civics lesson as participants in the annual Youth in Government program. Sponsored by the Brentwood Lions Club and the City of Brentwood, students spent the day shadowing city employees to see what it takes to run a city, and then attended a mock city council meeting, filling the roles of those they shadowed.

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Helping seniors live better, longer lives The East County Senior Coalition, Area Agency on Aging and Pittsburg Adult Education Center (PAEC) present the 12thannual Living Better After 50 event, on Saturday, April 8, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at

the Youth Development Center, in front of PAEC, 1001 Stoneman Ave., in Pittsburg. The event includes the lecture ‘Lightening up About Growing Older,’ featuring the enthusiasm and expertise of Annie Goglia.

Goglia, founder of LifeFire Laughter Yoga, is an instructor, life coach and storyteller, who will teach techniques to help people shift their perspective on the adventure that is aging. Her dynamic, fun and informa-

tive program will leave you feeling refreshed and renewed. The registration fee $5, with scholarships available. For more information, call 925-473-2400.


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Walking for a cure In a testament to the human spirit, Bob and Shelly Bach, owners of the Brentwood Quik Stop on Walnut Avenue, have managed to pull through a parent’s worst nightmare and turn their tragedy into hope for others. The couple’s eldest son, Jordan, was 19 years old in the fall of 2015, when he began experiencing unusual weight gain. Even though he was a highly active individual and involved in multiple sports, his parents thought it was the result of typical teen eating and urged him to make healthier decisions. But when he began vomiting – once when they were out at the movies and then days later at a friend’s house – concern arose. That December, Shelly took him to the doctor to have ultrasounds and blood work conducted. The ultrasound determined there was a bit of ‘sludge’ in his gallbladder, which is actually considered somewhat common as indicator of the beginning stages of gallstones, but he didn’t have gallstones. He went through test upon test, continually perplexing the doctors with his symptoms, and in January 2016, Jordan was admitted into Kaiser due to severe pain. Doctors then determined he had a blood clot on his kidney adrenal gland. His case continued to baffle the doc-

tors. One attending physician at the hospital suspected it was nephrotic syndrome, a kidney disorder that causes the body to excrete too much protein, and she contacted a kidney doctor to discuss treatment for Jordan. He was sent home after three days and had to take 120 grams of prednisone a day to shrink the blood clot. Even taking about 20 pills a day, nothing was helping. Physicians then put him on a three-day IV infusion, but by the third day, he was in excruciating pain. The next day, on Valentine’s Day, the family decided to admit him into the hospital for help. He was admitted and stayed until March 4, when he was transferred to UCSF. It was there his

sudden and torturous battle ended, when he passed away on April 1. “He fought so hard; it was just unbelievable,” said Shelly. Jordan left behind his parents and little brother, Jacob, who Shelly said talks about Jordan all the time and wears his dog tags from basketball. “We all talk about Jordan every day, as though he’s still here,” she added. “I think it’s helping Jacob to talk through it.” Last May, the grieving family experienced something they say was no accident. They had plans to go out for the day one weekend in May after Jordan’s death, when they saw an article in the newspaper about a walk in Danville to raise funds for a cure for nephrotic syndrome – a disease they’d never even heard about before Jordan was diagnosed – splayed out on the paper they chanced to pick up. “We ended up going and participating in the walk,” Shelly said. “Everyone we met was just wonderful; very compassionate. We met people from Nephcure Kidney International.” Jayne M. Drew, the national director of community development for Nephcure Kidney International, said the walk for this very rare disease found its Bay Area start about eight years ago. It began as a grassroots effort by patients and their friends and loved ones, allowing 85 to 90 percent of the proceeds to go toward finding a cure, instead of staffing expenses. That fundraising contributes to such things as growing research teams in places like Stanford University and hosting symposiums to update physicians on the lat-

Although this winter’s storms brought a much-needed supply of water, they also unfortunately, caused a lot of damage in the East Bay Regional Park District. Del Valle Regional Park, which is 10 miles south of Livermore, was probably the hardest hit. The park surrounds Lake Del Valle, a 5-mile long reservoir that is part of the California State Water Project. Winter storms resulted in a lot of runoff water into the lake, while releases from the dam had to be restricted to avoid damage downstream. As a result, lakeside facilities were flooded five times during the winter. These included the boating concession, picnic grounds, campsites and the Rocky Ridge Visitor Center. I toured the flooded lake and it was really weird

to see the beaches and lines of trees under water. Pending extensive cleanup and repair, the district has closed the main part of the park, which is reached via Del Valle Road off Mines Road. Tentative reopening date is April 15. The trailhead at the end of Arroyo Road is open now, but be advised that trails within the park may be very muddy or blocked by trees. The following regional parks also saw storm damage: • Las Trampas Regional Wilderness in San Ramon. The paved, uphill, first leg of the Rocky Ridge View Trail was cut by a sizeable washout. Pedestrians could get past it, but not vehicles. • A large slide closed the Castle Rock Trail at the intersection with the Stage Road Trail

in Diablo Foothills Regional Park near Walnut Creek. • Sections of the Stream Trail, Bridle Trail East Ridge Trail and Phillips Loop Trail, all at Redwood Regional Park in Oakland, had to be closed due to mudslides and fallen trees. • Morgan Territory Road was damaged south of Clayton by a large slide. To reach Morgan Territory Regional Preserve east of Mt. Diablo, you must drive in on the road from Livermore. Park visitors are likely to find other regional park trails closed or partially blocked by mudslides and fallen trees. For your own safety, abide by any closure signs that you encounter while exploring the backcountry. To counter the bad news, this is likely to

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Jordan Bach was only 19 when he passed away. Now, his family is putting together Team Jordan to help raise funds for a cure for nephrotic syndrome before May 20.

est findings, while offering credits for continuing education. “The most important thing to know is you’re not alone,” said Drew. “We connect families and the communities. You can look online for answers, which will feature the worst-case scenario, but we want to introduce (newly diagnosed patients) to patientengagement teams that help families navigate treatment options, obtaining second opinions, understanding lab work, pros and cons of different drugs – everything.” After that first walk, the Bach family found themselves immersed in the Nephcure community and making friends, while finding and offering support, which led them to initiate their own fundraising efforts. The family and Quik Stop employees who are like family have formed Team Jordan and are raising funds before the next Bay Area Nephcure walk in Danville. As of press time, they have gained the support of local businesses, which will either contribute a portion of purchases for Team Jordan or host a bake sale. Fundraisers will take place at Mountain Mike’s, on April 11; Foodmaxx, on April 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; BJ’s Restaurant on March 30, from 3 to 9 p.m.; and The Habit Burger Grill on April 6, from 4 to 8 p.m. Marking the oneyear anniversary of Jordan’s death, the family will host their own bake sale on April 1, at the Quik Stop, 3940 Walnut Blvd. “He was a silent warrior,” said Bob. Team Jordan will walk on May 20, beginning at 8:30 a.m., at 3005 Stone Valley Road, in Danville. For more information, visit https://give.nephcure.org/BayArea. To comment, visit www.thepressnet.

be an outstanding year for wildflowers. Early bloomers have already appeared in many regional parks – Indian warrior, shooting star, buttercups and blue dicks among others. Best places to view wildflower displays in the regional parks include the Chaparral Loop Trail at Black Diamond Mines, Camp Arroyo Road and the Canyon View Trail at Sunol Regional Wilderness and the Prairie Falcon Trail at Morgan Territory. The Cascade Trail at Anthony Chabot Regional Park is another good choice. For more information, visit www. ebparks.org. – Courtesy of Beverly Lane, East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors president

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Want to Save Money? Consider a Revocable Living Trust by Joan Grimes, Esq.

by Tony Kukulich Correspondent

Feature: Detective Scott Griggs

Agency: Oakley Police Department Detective Scott Griggs of the Oakley Police Department (OPD) believes strongly in serving his community, and he knows his community well. He’s a graduate of Liberty High School, as were his parents and grandparents, so this Brentwood native has deep roots in the area. “My family has been here a very long time,” he said. “We all still live either in Oakley or Brentwood. It’s nice to be able to have an effect on the community where you and your family live.” While at Liberty, he played four years of varsity baseball and continued to play on a scholarship at Sonoma State University. At one time, he had his eye on a career in the majors. “Obviously, that would be the ultimate goal and dream, but it didn’t work,” he said. “Thank goodness it didn’t work, because I was able to meet my wife, and we started our careers and family together.” Griggs graduated with a degree in kinesiology and was on the fence regarding his next step. College had prepared him for a career as a physical education instructor, while at the same time, he had a lifelong interest in law en-

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forcement. The influence of a mentor in his life led him to give law enforcement a try, and he was accepted into the police academy with the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office. After graduating from the academy in 2004, Griggs was hired by the sheriff’s office and continued to work there in a variety of roles until he made the transition to the newly formed Oakley Police Department last year. When he’s not on duty, Griggs’ activities revolve around his family. This season, he is coaching baseball for both of his young sons. While he says it’s too early to know if they will be serious about sports, Griggs is excited for them to learn the life lessons that come with participating in team sports. “I want to be (in Oakley); I like it here,” he said. “I felt very lucky that, when the Oakley Police Department decided to split from the sheriff’s office, I was here and was given the opportunity to stay. Now, I get to make a difference in the community I work and live in. It’s an ideal situation.”

A Revocable Living Trust (“RLT”) is a legal document created during your lifetime that allows you to leave your real and personal property to beneficiaries of your choice. An RLT is very much like a Will with one BIG exception: there is no Probate with an RLT. This means that your RLT and the property in it will not be made public or subject to court supervision. Given the high cost of probate proceedings in California, which can easily be 4-6% of the fair market value of the assets irrespective of the debt against the assets, this is reason enough - especially if you own any real property. In most cases, the cost of transfer of title with an RLT is few hundred dollars. Also, there is a minimal time delay incurred in transferring assets to beneficiaries with an RLT because no court approval is required. In a probate, it can take years to transfer title. RLTs are called “living” because they are created while you are alive and your property is legally transferred to the trust when you create it. RLTs are “revocable” because you may, at any time prior to your death, revoke or change them. In fact, as there are changes in your life including marriage, divorce, the death of a beneficiary, or a change in financial or property situation, you should have the RLT reviewed by an attorney in order to ensure the changes are properly reflected in the Trust. While you are alive, you still own all of the property that has been transferred to your RLT. You can still sell the property in the trust, borrow against it, spend it or give it away. Assets in an RLT are treated much the same as direct ownership of property for income tax purposes. There are no additional taxes, tax returns or any necessity for

separate tax payer identification. Sometimes people say they are not concerned about probate fees because they are not going to be around. However, an RLT can be very important to you when you are alive because if you become incompetent due an accident or illness there can be an easy transfer of management of your property and affairs without the necessity of a court appointed conservator. Sometimes people are worried that RLT will cost a lot of money and take a lot of time to set up and maintain. For most people, an Estate Plan, including an RLT and all of the ancillary documents including a Power of Attorney and Healthcare Directive, should not cost more than $2,000-$2,500. Most attorneys allow people to make payments over time for the work. If you have separate property from a prior marriage or business interests that need to be included, it may be more, but then it is even more important that you properly plan for distribution of your assets in accordance with your wishes and without the prying eyes of the public and court system. If you have real property in the state of California or elsewhere, you should carefully consider how you are currently holding title to the property and whether an RLT may be a better idea for you. I see people every day for a FREE 30 minute consultation in Walnut Creek and Brentwood. This article provides only general legal information, and not specific legal advice. Information contained is not a substitute for a personal consultation with an attorney. LAW OFFICE OF JOAN M. GRIMES, PHONE (925) 939-1680, 191 SAND CREEK ROAD, SUITE 220, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 © 2014 Joan Grimes – Advertisement

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Daughter launches GoFundMe to help her mother by Amy Schrader Correspondent

Oakley resident Renee Resendez, 26, hasn’t lived a typical life. Since she was 11, she has been the primary caregiver to her mother, Sally Resendez, who has battled life-threatening illnesses since Renee was 3 years old. Sally has had two liver transplants; survived breast cancer, including a double mastectomy; ovarian cancer; lymphoma; diabetes; chronic kidney disease; congestive heart failure and underwent a bilateral amputation, below each knee, in order to survive. Through it all, her mother has been what Renee describes as a ray of light in her life and in the lives of those around her. “Even though she may be sick, she is the most positive and inspiring woman I know,” said Renee. “I have been wanting to get her story out there and heard, in the hopes that it will not only help her, but others who are struggling.” Renee wants to help her mother by raising enough money to buy her a chair lift, so she can sleep in her own bedroom on the second floor of their house, make her home handicap accessible by installing ramps and hand rails, remodel the kitchen and make her shower wheelchair accessible. To do so, she set up a GoFundMe account, with the goal of raising $10,000 to make her mother’s life easier by making her home safer.

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Oakley resident Renee Resendez has set up a GoFundMe account, with the goal of raising $10,000 to purchase a chair lift for her mother, Sally Resendez, above. “It has been difficult for my mother to get around,” said Renee. “She doesn’t let the fact that she has limited mobility stop her, but it’s sad that she can’t even go upstairs and sleep in her own bedroom.” Renee’s mother loves her home, even though she can

cuurently only access half of it. “All my life, I wanted to own a two-story house, and in 2000, I was lucky enough to purchase my current home,” said Sally. Sally not only loves her home, but the community she grew up in. “One of my favorite memories is when I worked at the Delta Theater and the local A & W,” she said. Sally’s parents, Valentin and Genoveva Nieto, moved to East County from Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico, in 1949, to start a better life for their family. Valentin was a cattle rancher at the Dutra Ranch in Knightsen, and Genoveva did fieldwork and eventually became a dietitian at Sutter Delta Hospital. According to Sally, it was a struggle to raise their six kids on a cattle rancher’s salary. Even with the financial struggles, the family, including Sally, was happy. “I liked the small-town feel and how everybody knew everybody,” said Sally. Sally still gets around town in her wheelchair, but Renee is hoping the community her mother grew up in and loves will help. “There is something about her that seems to attract positivity and positive people to her inner circle,” said Renee. To make a donation, visit www.gofundme.com/ momsstairlift or call 925-321-3045. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

BART’s newest station will boost already surging Warm Springs Innovation District Excitement is building amid a development boom in the Warm Spring South Fremont Innovation District and much of it is because of the arrival of BART. Today, much of the area immediately around the new Warm Springs BART Station is open fields, but that is going to change. “BART and Warm Spring Station are the lynchpin of the whole plan and it’s probably worth mentioning that the city has invested years of planning in this area to make the most of the opportunity. We won’t get another one of these, and so we really want to make the most of it,” said Fremont Economic Development Director Kelly Kline. A hub for green and other cutting-edge technology is already blossoming between typically crowded interstates 680 and 880. Kline says the innovation district immediately surrounding the Warm Springs BART Station is about two-and-a-half times the size of Mission Bay in San Francisco.

The most well-known company in the district is Tesla. The electric-car maker anchors the district at the former New United Motor Manufacturing plant. The company recently came out with plans to roughly double its footprint in Fremont. For city planners, the arrival of BART means Tesla is just the beginning. Warm Spring is emerging as a hub for innovation that has attracted large companies such as Thermo Fisher Scientific. The biotech firm employs about 700 people at its campus on Kato Road. Company general manager John Kody says the arrival of BART is huge when it comes to attracting and retaining employees who want real transit options. “Traffic is the No. 1 topic,” said Kody. “Having moved from the Midwest, everyone speaks about the weather. Here, they speak of traffic. And when I asked them where I should live, everyone starts talking about

the traffic patterns. So the ability to access BART and to have the BART train come this far down to our facility will make a big difference in everyone’s lives.” Expectations are rising for growth in the innovation district. There are an estimated 20,000 jobs already there and Fremont officials say that number could double in the years ahead. That’s where BART comes in, to give those employees a way to avoid gridlock. Smaller companies say it will help with hiring and conducting day-to-day business. Bastin Gerald is the founder of Apptivo. His business-software company employs about a dozen people in Fremont. In some cases, even offering higher pay is not enough for job candidates if it means they’ll be stuck in traffic on a regular basis. Gerald is excited about the arrival of BART. “In this area, a lot of our young talent, innovators and digital thinkers like to live in

the city,” Gerald said. “They don’t like to drive. They want to get on from their home into a train station and then go out and go to work and come back. So absolutely, this will help this area quite a bit.” The overall plan calls for more than just new jobs. “A significant amount of the development that you’re going to see close by the station are public plazas, beautiful streets, bike trails, pedestrian connections and hings that really breathe life into the district and make it not only an employment center and a transit hub, but also this kind of 21st-century workplace,” said Kline.” It’s also a place that thousands of people will call home. Fremont planners say eventually some 12,000 people will live in the Warm Springs area. That includes about 4,000 housing units that have been approved and are in close proximity to the Warm Springs BART Station. More than 500 of those units will be offered as affordable housing. Warm Springs is also becoming a destination for travelers. Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley sales director Clark Rabano says extending BART south means a big increase in out-of-town visitors. “Just the convenience of it,” he said. “We’re literally five minutes away. So, we see that as an opportunity to actually bring in more of the groups that might now be in San Francisco or along the Peninsula where there are actually higher hotel rates. We think we give them a lot of value,” said Rabano. He and others say the Warm Springs BART Station will grow in importance as the transit agency extends its reach into Silicon Valley. New BART stations in Milpitas and San Jose’s Berryessa neighborhood are expected to open later this year.


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The Brentwood City Council recently threw its support behind the construction of a transit facility near the intersection of the Mokelumne Trail and State Route 4 (SR 4), as well as erection of a pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the highway. The declaration of support will be used by BART Board Director Joel Keller to seek support from his fellow board members, as well as work with city officials, the Contra Costa Transportation Authority and others to put together a funding package to construct the bridge, purchase land for the transit station and eventually build the facility. “This is the first important step,” he said. “We need to show there is support out here, so I can take it to my board and get support from them, so we can continue to look for resources to build all this.” A 2014 BART study determined a transit station near the intersection of the Mokelumne Trail and SR 4 is the best location for the eventual eastern extension of eBART from the Antioch and Hillcrest Station. The pedestrian and bicycle overcrossing is designed to go over SR 4, near the Mokelumne Trail, south of Lone Tree Way. The 12-foot-wide, multispan overcrossing would be built with a column in the SR 4 median and with approaches constructed on earthen embankments. Both projects are currently unfunded, with the bridge alone likely to cost about $8 million, said Brentwood Community Development Director Casey McCann. Thus far, only $522,000 – coming from the 2004 passage of Measure J – has been set aside for that project. “I don’t know when it’s going to come, but it’s going to come,” said Brentwood

Mayor Bob Taylor. It’s believed building a transit center would be a preliminary move toward bringing eBART to Brentwood. The center would likely be built and served by Tri Delta Transit, which would transport people to the eBART station on Hillcrest Avenue in Antioch until enough demand for a Brentwood station develops and funds for such a project are found. When pressed by city officials to identify possible funding sources for the projects, Keller cited existing funding streams that have supported the upcoming 10-mile eBART extension between Hillcrest Avenue in Antioch and the current Pittsburg and Bay Point BART station. Those funds were provided in part by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Contra Costa Transportation Authority, the City of Pittsburg and the state. “This is not going to happen overnight,” Keller said. “This is a lengthy planning process.” Despite the hurdles that lie ahead, both projects are thought to be important for the city’s future, as they sit in the northwest corner of Brentwood, among 431 acres thought to be a critical area for future jobs and income generation. About 240 of the acres have been set aside for mixed-use and pedestrian-transit development. “The location of both is very important to the city, because this area is the city’s key focal area for future jobs and commercial development,” McCann said. News of the trail elicited excitement among local bicycle enthusiasts, a handful of whom appeared before the council to voice their support for the project. “I believe this would benefit our community, as it would provide safer access to a hopeful BART extension and help minimize the number of cars on SR 4 as much as it could,” said local rider David Prado.

Last week, I talked about how real estate practices differ from state to state. This week, I’ll discuss who pays for what fees and costs in our area, and I’ll be talking about what normally happens. There can be situations that dictate a change (like a buyer paying their agent’s commission directly as part of a buyer’s broker agreement) or things can change based on negotiations between buyer and seller. So, even though the below are local custom, what’s in the written contract takes precedence. Here are the items that the seller normally pays for: real estate commission, county transfer tax, natural hazard disclosure report, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, water heater strapping, HOA disclosure package and transfer fee (if there is an HOA) and gas pipe safety retrofit (if property is located in the county). Here are the items the buyer normally pays for: escrow fee, title insurance, lender fees, appraisal and inspections of the property. There are some ‘grey-area’ items. 1.

Home warranty. Years ago, I would have put this up in the items that a seller would normally pay for. However, I’ve seen more and more buyers not asking for this to make their offers more attractive in the event of multiple offers. 2. Pest inspection. This is another one that used to always be a seller cost, but lately seems to be more common for the buyer to pay for it. Mostly, it’s because the standard contract no longer contains that paragraph, and most buyer’s agents don’t add it back in, so it has become a buyer cost. Both buyer and seller will have other incidental fees at closing like notarizing signatures, courier fees, etc. Plus, the property taxes and HOA dues (if applicable) will be prorated between buyer and seller, as of the day of closing. If you have questions on this or any other real estate topic, call 925-240-MOVE (6683). #1 for Brentwood listings sold 11 out of last 15 years. To search the MLS for free and view virtual tours of homes for sale, go to: www.SharpHomesOnline.com. Sharp Realty.

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Caring Hands – reaching out to seniors one at a time health problems worse. If making time to volunteer is on your to-do list, consider joining Caring Hands as a caregiver or even as an occasional driver. Enriching matches are created, while loving friendships and deep relationships are formed. Care receivers treasure a friendly visit, a walk in the park or other social outing. Reading mail, letter writing or providing respite care to give a break to a family member are thoughtful services that can mean the world to a frail or isolated senior. Since many older adults need transportation to doctor’s appointments or stores, the ideal volunteer for Caring Hands is someone who is available once a week for one to three hours on a weekday and who can provide transportation. Volunteers receive ongoing education, support and recognition for their efforts. There are more than 50 seniors on the waiting list, hoping for a volunteer. The next training session will be held on Friday May 12, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the John Muir Health Outpatient Center, 2400 Balfour Road, in Brentwood. For more information, contact Stacy Appel, volunteer coordinator, at 925-952-2999 or caring.hands@ johnmuirhealth.com.

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Life presents challenges at any age, but they intensify in later years. The first concern may be that it becomes too difficult to drive to the doctor, the grocery store or somewhere to get a haircut. Support systems change, neighbors and friends may not help as expected and loneliness may put a damper on daily routine. Caring Hands Volunteer Caregivers Program – a collaborative, community-outreach program between John Muir Health, social service agencies, congregations of various faiths and the general community – creates volunteer matches in Brentwood, Oakley, Antioch and other cities in East Contra Costa County to help address these challenges. Caring Hands volunteers offer friendship, which makes an extraordinary difference in the quality of life for many seniors. Grateful care receivers have described their relationships with their volunteer match as something that lifts heavy life burdens and makes them feel better about themselves. The Caring Hands is dedicated to helping aging adults remain independent as long as safely possible. Isolation and loneliness shorten lives and may make


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the easier it will be for all of you to recover. If the breakup includes moving or the children changing schools, try to navigate these changes as quickly as possible. Remember to take time to help the kids process their own feelings — helping them obtain a sense of normalcy helps you regain normalcy as well. Reclaim Your Personal Identity: While you’re dealing with the details of rebuilding your outward life, don’t neglect your inner life. You’ve just been through a highly traumatic experience, and you need time and space to recover. Invest time and energy on things that make you feel good – for example, a fitness program or a new hobby. Also, don’t be in a hurry to re-partner. Give yourself time to become whole again, so you can approach your next relationship happy and healthy. If you or a loved one are in need of a fresh start in 2017, our legal team is here for you. Contact us at (925) 276-0789 to schedule a confidential consultation or visit us online at legalservicesca.com. – Advertisement

The Byron Delta Lions Club is hosting a Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 6, from 5 to 9 p.m., at De Luna Ranch, 7540 Balfour Road, in Brentwood. The event will feature raffles prizes, margaritas, dancing, music by Ebony and

Ivory and catering by New Mecca Café. Tickets are $30, and proceeds benefit local charities. For more information or tickets, call 925-354-7801 or email joycemusielak@ yahoo.com.

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individuals only need to write the name of the school on the registration and waiver forms. High schools, middle schools and elementary schools all qualify for the cash awards, and there is money for first-, second- and third-place participation. Volunteers can show up the morning of the event to register and complete the event waiver form, and advance registration is available at ci.antioch.ca.us/Environment/Keep-Antioch-Beautiful. Community volunteers started this event eight years ago, working side by side with the City of Antioch to keep the community litter free. Sponsorships and monetary donations are always needed and can be sent to Leo Fontana LAF “Keep Antioch Beautiful,” 2730 Lone Tree Way, Suite #4, Antioch, CA., 94509. All donations are tax deductible. For more information, call 925-7796137.

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Dogs and water safety Dogs have solidified their places in many families, and nowadays, more and more dogs accompany their pet parents on trips to the store, vacations and various recreational pursuits – including trips to the beach or the backyard pool. Many people assume all dogs can swim and swim well, but WebMD advises that not all dogs are natural-born swimmers, and some may be more skillful than others. Unfortunately, there’s no way to gauge a dog’s swimming prowess until the animal is introduced to water. That’s one reason why dog owners must make water safety a priority when taking their pets near water. Introducing water Make dogs feel comfortable in the water by gradually introducing them to it. Start in an area that can be controlled, such as a kiddie swimming pool shallow enough to help dogs if they struggle. Show the dog that the water can be enjoyable. Get in with the dog and let him or her get acclimated to the feeling of water on its paws. Let your pet set the pace, being certain not to force the issue. If you’re at the beach or lakeside, throw a stick progressively further from the shore. This can help the dog incrementally adapt to the feeling of deeper water. Tossing your dog into the water or submerging his head can be traumatic. Recognizing poor swimmers Dogs that have large bodies and short legs often do not swim for fun.

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Have you or someone you know reached a “milestone”? If so, we’d like to know about it! Email your information to editor@brentwoodpress.com.

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Gloria Jean Palladino

Oct. 15, 1943 – March 8, 2017 Gloria Jean Palladino was born Oct. 15, 1943, in San Mateo and peacefully left this earth in her Brentwood home, on March 8. She is survived by her two daughters, Christina and Patricia; four grandchildren, Brittany, Sophia, Katherine and James; two sisters, Shirley and Sandra; and her half-brother, Roland. Gloria farmed in Brentwood for 30 years with her late husband, Robert. She loved her Italian culture, enjoying a good party with food and wine. She always expressed kindness and generosity to all she met. She overcame many obstacles in her life and was a very strong woman, wonderful mother and loving grandmother. Gloria’s services will be held

William C. “Bill” Batze

on March 25, at noon, at Sneider & Sullivan & O’Connell’s Funeral Home, 977 S El Camino Real, in San Mateo. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Research Liver Foundation c/o UCSF Department of Medicine.

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Oct. 14, 1941 – Jan. 30, 2017 William C. “Bill” Batze, 75, passed away peacefully in his sleep, due to congestive heart failure, at his home in Oakley, on Jan. 30. He was born Oct. 14, in Hamilton, Ohio – the second son of Richard and Priscilla Batze – and grew up in Friant, California. He attended Humboldt State College, where he met his wife, the former Evelyn Sterlin, and received his bachelor of arts degree in history in 1964. Bill began his teaching career in Brentwood at Liberty High School in 1964. During his 40 years of teaching, he acted as the journalism teacher, yearbook and sporting-event supervisor and on various other committees, including serving as the class advisor for his eldest daughter. He was voted grand marshall twice during his tenure, as well as teacher of the year. Bill’s greatest gift as a teacher was his ability to reach students across all boundaries and his endless joy and enthusiasm for his profession. He loved being a teacher and mentored many young minds over the years he was at Liberty and beyond. Even to the end, he always remembered birthdays and special occasions of the many ‘ex-students’ he was friends with on Facebook. Bill was an avid fisherman and golfer, and he spent many summers fishing and golfing at Mt. Shasta with his wife, daughters and, later in life, his brother, Donald, and his niece, Tiffany. He also enjoyed reading and could always be found with a book in one hand and a bottle of water in the other. He would consistently do the daily jumble and discuss the answers with his eldest brother, Warren, in their daily email conversations.

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Debbie Read-Klug, who owns Consignment Envy with her husband, Irv, offers a wide selection of unique, affordable furniture and home décor for every taste and style. line review. “The store is very nicely put together, and there is so much to see. You end up walking around and around, because you keep seeing something different. Debbie was very helpful. We fell in love with a sofa that is just too big for my space, but Debbie promised to keep an eye out in case something else pops up. We will certainly be back soon.” With inventory constantly changing to keep with trends and a close-to-home location for all of East County, Read-Klug is doing everything she can to provide everyone with a little – or a lot of – something for their homes.

“The store really follows our motto that it’s a great place to be stranded,” she said. In addition to high-quality furniture and home décor at a great price, Read-Klug also offers pickup and delivery; custom painters who can help customers refinish, paint or stain their pieces; home staging for real estate agents; and interior-design service. Consignment Envy is located at 8900 Brentwood Blvd. For more information, call 925-234-8896 or visit https://goo.gl/Caoqw6. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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While finding the perfect home can be an arduous task, perfectly furnishing it can be even more daunting. Whether you are looking for art, chairs, pillows or any other piece of home décor, Brentwood’s Consignment Envy has everything you need to furnish your home, no matter what your tastes may be. Opened just last month by a realestate professional with experience in interior design and home staging, the store boasts a wide array of unique, affordable home décor. “As a real estate agent, I staged homes often, which I loved,” said Debbie Read-Klug, who owns the store with her husband, Irv. “However, I was staging these homes from scratch, and I would have all the furniture left when they were unstaged.” In order to make room for new pieces for other homes, Read-Klug, who has lived in the area for more than 30 years, became a vendor. “I first became a Home Consignment vendor in Modesto, but my heart has always been in Brentwood,” she said. “I’ve loved watching the town grow into what it is today, and I wanted to give it something new. I love consignment stores and the variety they give people.” Twice before opening, Read-Klug ran fliers, looking for consigners for her new store. The response was more than she could have hoped for. “After I ran the first flier in November, I received 52 calls in two days,” she said. “We missed our original opening date in January, but when I ran the flier again, I got the same response.” So far, the public is still just as excited about the store as they were then. “(I) went in to look around, and walked out with a … lamp for a crazy low price,” said Darla Cavallaro, in an on-


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Incident Date: March 19 Headline: Car strikes home in Oakley

Incident Date: March 13 Headline: Fire goes to two alarms at Antioch Mini Storage

Incident Date: March 15 Headline: Semi-trailer accident blocks roadway in Byron

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Brentwood Senior Center, 193 Griffith Lane $25 per seat, $40 per couple OR… a Table of 8 for $150 Order your tickets now, seating is limited. Contact Chris Stones 510.996.2875 libertylionsband@gmail.com As this is a charity event, sorry no refunds made for unused tickets

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Tickets still available for closing weekend Deer Valley Academy of Performing Arts presents “Once Upon a Mattress,” at the school theater on March 24 and 25, at 7 p.m., and March 25, at 2 p.m. This spirited comedy, tells the ‘true’ story of “The Princess and the Pea,” in a kingdom where no one can get married until their prince finds his true princess. When one couple finds themselves needing to marry in a hurry, the search for a princess is on with hilarious results. Tickets for online, reserved seating are $10 for general admission, $8 for students and $5 for children under 10. Tickets available at the door are $12 for general admission, $10 for students and $7 for children under 10. For more information or reservations, visit http://dvhs-antioch-ca.schoolloop.com/dvapa.

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mmediately following the final performance of “Mary Poppins,” by the Liberty High School Playmakers, the cast and crew surprised producer Helen Dixon, center, with a tribute and musical serenade. “Mary Poppins” was Dixon’s final production, capping her 25-year career at Liberty High School.

The walls of Pittsburg’s historic California Theatre will soon be shaking with music and laughter. For 84 years, East Bay Children’s Theatre has been delighting family audiences with its knockabout comedy and razzle-dazzle songs. Now, the celebrated troupe is making its first-ever appearance in Pittsburg, with the hit musical “That’s Our Snow White!” Snow White is a high-maintenance princess with a heart of gold, who is loved by all the furry creatures of the land – especially Prince Ponderous. The cast of kooky cutups also includes the Evil Queen, her sassy-mouthed Magic Mirror, the Furry Friends and, of course, the Six Dwarfs – yes, six! This musical spoof follows Snow White as she attempts to thwart her wicked stepmother’s evil plot, all while searching for her prince and attempting to hit those high notes. The tonguein-cheek script and Broadway flavored songs will enchant children and have adults rolling in the aisles. There will be only one performance, which will take place on March 26, at 2 p.m., at 351

Railroad Ave., in Pittsburg. Come in costume and have your photo taken with Snow White onstage after the show! Tickets range from $12 to $15 and can be purchased at www.pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. For more information, visit www.ebctonline.org.

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Tickets still available for closing weekend Deer Valley Academy of Performing Arts presents “Once Upon a Mattress,” at the school theater on March 24 and 25, at 7 p.m., and March 25, at 2 p.m. This spirited comedy, tells the ‘true’ story of “The Princess and the Pea,” in a kingdom where no one can get married until their prince finds his true princess. When one couple finds themselves needing to marry in a hurry, the search for a princess is on with hilarious results. Tickets for online, reserved seating are $10 for general admission, $8 for students and $5 for children under 10. Tickets available at the door are $12 for general admission, $10 for students and $7 for children under 10. For more information or reservations, visit http://dvhs-antioch-ca.schoolloop.com/dvapa.

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mmediately following the final performance of “Mary Poppins,” by the Liberty High School Playmakers, the cast and crew surprised producer Helen Dixon, center, with a tribute and musical serenade. “Mary Poppins” was Dixon’s final production, capping her 25-year career at Liberty High School.

The walls of Pittsburg’s historic California Theatre will soon be shaking with music and laughter. For 84 years, East Bay Children’s Theatre has been delighting family audiences with its knockabout comedy and razzle-dazzle songs. Now, the celebrated troupe is making its first-ever appearance in Pittsburg, with the hit musical “That’s Our Snow White!” Snow White is a high-maintenance princess with a heart of gold, who is loved by all the furry creatures of the land – especially Prince Ponderous. The cast of kooky cutups also includes the Evil Queen, her sassy-mouthed Magic Mirror, the Furry Friends and, of course, the Six Dwarfs – yes, six! This musical spoof follows Snow White as she attempts to thwart her wicked stepmother’s evil plot, all while searching for her prince and attempting to hit those high notes. The tonguein-cheek script and Broadway flavored songs will enchant children and have adults rolling in the aisles. There will be only one performance, which will take place on March 26, at 2 p.m., at 351

Railroad Ave., in Pittsburg. Come in costume and have your photo taken with Snow White onstage after the show! Tickets range from $12 to $15 and can be purchased at www.pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. For more information, visit www.ebctonline.org.

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CCTA awarded for accounting, reporting excellence For the fifth year in a row, the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) has been granted the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. The Government Finance Officers Association of the U.S. and Canada (GFOA) has honored CCTA with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the year ending June 30, 2016. CCTA has long exemplified best practice in financial management of taxpayer dollars. Since its inception, the agency has capped administrative costs at one percent of its budget annually. Additionally, CCTA has successfully leveraged other local, regional and federal funding sources to complement the half-cent sales tax that it invests in local transportation infrastructure and programs. Over the past year, CCTA’s prudent management of public dollars has helped ensure delivery of transportation improvements that are meaningfully enhancing the quality of life for Contra Costa residents, such as a new pedestrian overcrossing in San Pablo, which will help children safely access their school; completion of the Highway 4 modernization project – a sixyear effort that doubled highway capacity

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Enjoy a picnic, Easter Bunny at The Streets The Streets of Brentwood is hosting its first Spring Picnic to bring back the good-ol’ traditional and wholesome fun that everyone in your brood can enjoy this season. The event will feature music, dancing, bouncing around beach balls, jumpies, slides, games, Spring Bunny visits and photos and a whole lot more. Everyone in the family – including the four-legged

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Helping seniors with mobility issues Last week, I had the honor to attend a luncheon for the Summerset Veterans Group, here in Brentwood. Karen Martin, the president’s wife, outdid herself with a delicious homemade meal for more than 70 veterans and guests Senior in attendance. orner Besides seeing some old friends and meeting lots of new ones, I had the privilege of talking to Elaine Welch, CEO of Mobility Matters. She filled me in on their Rides Marla for Seniors Program. Luckhardt This incredible nonprofit volunteer program offers free one-on-one transportation for seniors who need ‘door-through-door’ assistance from their home to basic necessities, such as doctor or dental appointments and grocery-store shopping trips. The qualification criteria are based upon being a resident of Contra Costa County over the age of 60, who lives in their own home and qualifies for assistance. An initial telephone conversation with Laurie Beck, the intake coordinator, is the first step. She will answer all inquiries and help to

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determine if there is a viable need, and then she sets up a brief in-home visit. Although they can accommodate walkers, canes or knee scooters, the drivers are not able to assist those who are in a wheelchair. The service is for seniors who require escorted service as opposed to Uber or a taxi, which just drops off and picks up riders. The qualified and trained drivers are there to provide this service to ambulatory individuals that have no other means of public transportation or are unable to use any other means for these outings. The recipient must be able to call to request rides, Welch said, and the driver will stay with the person throughout the entire excursion. Volunteers are needed. If you are a caring, mature individual between the ages of 25 and 75 – an insurance requirement – with a current and excellent driving record, a crime-free background and some free time that you can share, you may be a good candidate. You must own your own reliable, safe and insured vehicle that can accommodate someone who needs assistance with easy access. There is a mandatory three-hour training class for the Rides for Seniors program, which has to be completed before your first outing. It is hard for some of us to even

imagine getting up in the morning and not being able to grab our car keys and head to the store for bread or milk. Having to rely on others is never easy, but the compassionate volunteers through this program make these roadblocks a little easier. The rewards for being a volunteer are enormous, and changing someone else’s life makes a huge impact on both of you. The Rides for Seniors program is funded through grants and donations, and there is never a charge to the client. Its goal is to provide a costeffective approach to coordination of various transportation issues and figuring out the best options for those who need assistance. The team has created partnerships with other local transportation entities and travel options to determine what is the best way to get someone from point A to point B. Those who only need drop off and pick up will not be candidates for the Mobility Matters ride program, but they will be glad to answer questions on the various options available to all. Their mission is to facilitate collaboration and coordination between public and private transportation providers, creating a network of integrated options that primarily address the mobility needs of seniors. Starting May 1, Mobility Matters

will extend its program for any and all local veterans who are disabled or elderly and need similar types of rides. There will be no age requirement – all Contra Costa County veterans can apply for help with needed transportation. This is also a great opportunity for other vets to volunteer to help their fellow soldiers as well as create meaningful friendships. With all the sad news lately about various programs for seniors in jeopardy, I for one am thrilled to find out more about Mobility Matters. Even though there are basic questions that must be answered to qualify, Welch says they are hesitant to ever turn someone in need away. Whether you are looking for assistance, able to volunteer or would just like to make a donation, this is one program that truly is free of charge and definitely from the heart. For more information or to set up an in-home visit, call 925-284-6161. If you have questions about referrals and mobility management, in general, you can use their toll-free line at 1-855-2347433. That, today is a good news story! Marla Luckhardt is a Brentwood resident who works with several local senior care and advocacy groups. Visit her website at www.marlasreferrals.com or email her at marla2054@aol.com. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

Preventative measures to avoid the cold, flu by Deborah Greer, MD

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under a door entry – and that close proximity can lead to catching germs and the flu. In addition, while more and more people are getting their flu shot, it doesn’t prevent every strain of the flu. Cold and flu season is indeed upon us, but with knowledge and preventative steps, you can help minimize the effects and your exposure. This time of year, I’m often asked, what’s the difference between a cold and the flu. Both are viruses, but a cold could be many viruses, while the flu is a certain type of virus, namely influenza. Contrary to popular belief, a cold doesn’t necessarily turn into the flu. However, when you have a cold, your immune system may be lower, making it easier to catch the flu. There are a number of preventative measures you can take to avoid or reduce the severity of a cold or the flu. Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water, using hand sanitizers liberally and disinfecting heavily trafficked areas (door handles, desk and so forth) throughout the day are effective measures. Over-the-counter (OTC) remedies are useful primarily in dealing with the symptoms of a cold or flu. Fever reducers, decongestants and cough medicines can also help to minimize some of the effects. However, the most effective step you can take to avoid the flu is to get your flu shot. Even if the vaccine is not a perfect match for the flu strains circulating, it can still help to reduce the severity of flu symptoms. I recommend anyone age six months and older get vaccinated, especially those most at risk: the very young and the very old, pregnant women and those with compromised immune

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Deborah Greer, MD systems due to illness or the use of certain medications. A question I frequently encounter is how long someone with a cold or flu is contagious. People are typically contagious for a day before they get sick and five to seven days following. As a rule, you should allow six to seven days before returning to work or school to avoid exposing others. Once you have the flu, there is no chance of a relapse, however, it is possible to catch a different strain of the flu, so maintain all of the precautions listed above. Here are general guidelines for when you should seek care and where you should go: Doctor’s visit You should visit your doctor if you are not feeling better in a week to 10 days or if your fever isn’t going down. A doctor’s visit will include a thorough evaluation based on your symptoms. Your doctor may also order chest X-rays or blood tests to assist with your diagnosis and determine your treatment plan. Urgent care When your doctor is not available, which is often the case after hours or nights and weekends, urgent care is an excellent resource. Patients who have a fever that won’t go down or who are experiencing weakness, joint and muscle pain, cough, fever, head-

ache, sore throat and sinus or ear pain will find immediate attention in urgent care. Urgent care offers the same services as that of a doctor’s office in addition to expanded offerings. Urgent care also works closely with your primary care physician to advise what procedures were performed, as well as a suggested treatment plan. John Muir Health has five urgent care centers in Brentwood, Concord, Walnut Creek, San Ramon and Pleasanton. You can schedule an appointment online at johnmuirhealth.com/urgentcare. Emergency Room (ER) Anyone experiencing difficulty breathing, severe dehydration or vomiting, chest pain or pressure, severe abdominal pain or convulsions or seizures should go immediately to the ER. To lessen the chance of possibly exposing yourself or others – especially infants and seniors – to illness while in urgent care or the ER, take the necessary precautions and use available hand sanitizers, avoid those coughing or sneezing in the waiting room and cover your face with a mask, if necessary. 911 Emergency medical assistance should immediately be sought if someone has passed out, has an altered mental state or is not able to care for themself. When in doubt, call 911. Better to be safe than sorry. Making the appropriate choice for care based on your symptoms is better for you and the community. It can reduce your wait time and free up capacity for severely injured and ill patients to be treated in the ER. Use the guidelines above to seek appropriate treatment from medical professionals. Be well!


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Liberty football coach leaves for Del Oro by Nate Smith Correspondent

After guiding the Liberty High football program for the past four seasons, head coach Jeff Walters is returning home to Del Oro High School, taking over for departed coach Casey Taylor. Walters, a 2004 graduate of Del Oro, led the Lions to consecutive playoff berths in the 2013 and 2014 seasons, earning the school’s first-ever playoff victory in 2014. His overall record at Liberty was 22-21, including 14 wins in his first two seasons. This occurred at a school that had not experienced a winning record since the 2005 season. “I am so incredibly honored to have represented and worked with the community of Brentwood,” Walters said. “The Liberty staff, students, parents, coaches and, most importantly, my players embraced the ideals of athletics as a vehicle to finding the best versions of themselves. It was such a dream come true, and I will forever be grateful for the opportunity.” He now steps in for storied Del Oro coach Casey Taylor, who left in January to take the head job at Capital Christian. Walters has continued his personal relationship with Taylor over the years, and he is excited to follow his path with the Golden Eagles. “My respect level for (coach) Taylor is

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Liberty head football coach Jeff Walters has resigned to take over the Del Oro position. He spent four years with the Lions, including two trips to the North Coast Section playoffs. as high as anyone could have,” Walters said. “Not only will he always be my coach, but he has been the greatest mentor and friend. We always exchanged text messages before and after games, and his influence is unquestioned. What Casey and his staff were able to accomplish was to elevate a strong program in the Sacramento area and make it elite on a statewide level. They did this the right way –

putting character, brotherhood and academics ahead of winning. They built something truly special.” Walters has also maintained his strong connection with the program, in which he played quarterback. He was a guest speaker at one of the team’s game-day character breakfasts in early October of this year, heading up to Loomis on his bye week to

speak to the team about chasing greatness. He now takes over a program that has won back-to-back Sac-Joaquin Section titles and five section titles this decade. Since 2004, the Golden Eagles have posted 10 seasons with double-digit victories. “To be going home is still something that is sinking in; it’s a flood of emotions right now,” Walters said. “But what makes Del Oro such an amazing place is so much more than the football field. It is the entire culture of the Loomis area, and to me, that is the most exciting thing about this move. We have an incredible group of athletes and coaches for 2017, and I can’t wait to work with them. The energy is palpable, and I can’t wait to see what the season holds!” Stepping into a storied program and a legacy that stretches all the way back to the school’s opening in 1959, Walters makes it clear that the intangibles will be what drives this team and what marks his upcoming tenure at the head of the program. “We are going to continue to use football as a vehicle for life, character development and, most importantly, civic pride,” said Walters. “We will continue to be known as an ultra-prepared group that is detailed in its assignments and plays the game in a way that brings pride to our community. Most see Coach page 22

Heritage, Freedom track teams stand out in Pittsburg The Heritage boys’ track and field team and Freedom girls’ squad both took home third-place finishes at last Saturday’s Eddie Heart Invitational at Pittsburg High School.

Heritage The boys’ squad, fresh off a win at the Marsh Creek Invitational on March 11, picked up 48 team points at the Pittsburg event, good enough for third place behind Clayton Valley (86 points) and Pittsburg’s 115, while Liberty finished fourth with 44 points. Aaron Hanible (300-meter hurdles) and Aaron Jackson (triple jump) both won their events for the Patriots. Hanible finished in 39.84 seconds, while Jackson won with a jump of 43-04. Jackson also finished third in the 400 meters in 51.35 seconds and Hanible finished fifth in the 110-meter hurdles in 16.84 seconds. Xavier Williams was impressive in the 110-meter hurdles, taking second in 15.78 seconds. He also finished fifth in the 300-meter hurdles in 43.01 seconds. Gavin Palmer was also a Heritage standout in the pole-vault event, ending the day in third with a 9-06 effort. Other top finishers included Hasan Williams, finishing fifth in the 100 meters (11.37 seconds) and in the 200 meters in

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Freedom The Freedom girls found themselves in a respectable third place at the end of the event, trailing second-place Carondelet by a point and league-foe and eventwinner Deer Valley by seven. The girls were led by a pair of winners, with Rhianon Vertin-Hawkins and Jiana Cortero winning the 1600 meters and 3200 meters, respectively. Vertin-Hawkins blazed to a 6:24.38 finish, while Cortero won in 12:26.16. Freshman Jessica De La Rosa (3200 meters) was the lone Falcons’ competitor to finish in second place, trailing her teammate in a 14:19.34 finish. Vertin-Hawkins finished third in the event in 14:30.56. Genevieve Ilaiyan was also impressive in Pittsburg, ending her day in third in the 1600-meter event in 7:18.09. Kamilah Denny also finished third in the 100 meters in 13.19 seconds and fourth in the 200 meters in 27.21. Hannah Smith rounded the Falcons’ top performances at the event with a fourth-place finish in the 800 meters with a time of 2:46.84. Other local winners included Liberty’s Kenroy Higgins, taking the 200-meter race in 22.86 and Freedom’s Javon Brown winning the 800-meters contest in 2:14.31.

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Signing off Liberty High soccer player Andrea Corona recently signed her letter of intent to play for University of California, Merced. She was instrumental in helping the Lions win two North Coast Section Division I championships in three years. In 20 games this year, she scored two goals, had one assist and tallied 13 steals, according to Maxpreps.com. She plans to major in kinesiology.


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importantly, we are going to play with a passion and excitement that will continue to make Friday nights in Loomis the best show in town.” Ultimately, it is clear that Walters is leaving one place of passion for another with even deeper roots and ties; a place where his family is still fully engaged in the success of the Golden Eagle program. Despite that, the list of highlights from his tenure at Liberty also remains foremost in his mind. “I am most proud of the culture change, which took place (at Liberty),” Walters said. “Kids understood the greater purpose of being an athlete. The wins and losses count, but it was the character traits we instilled that the kids told me they were thankful for (at a meeting with the Liberty program). Those things can’t be measured. That is what brings me pride.” That pride now returns home, to a program and school waiting to embrace a former son and future leader. Walters also gave one quick indication of the year to come, referring to a long-standing Del Oro mantra in the process. “Wait until we post the schedule,” Walters said. “Anyone, anytime, anywhere.” Del Oro’s currently posted schedule shows the Golden Eagles opening at home, on Aug. 25, against Cathedral Catholic-San Diego, who beat St. Mary’s-Stockton in last year’s CIF Division 1 title game. The majority of the schedule still has yet to be posted. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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he St. Anne’s Catholic Youth Organization fifth-grade boys’ basketball team recently finished the season 12-0, which included two playoff wins to earn a championship. In the front row, from left, are Parker Stanaland, Sal Fazli, Tyler Craig, Conner Stawicki, Tyler Lourenzo and David Roberts; in the back row are coach James Wall, Carson Alder, Dillon Manke, Caden Healy, Chase Rajala and coach Mustafa Fazli.

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Name: Anthony Dennis School: Heritage High School Sport: Basketball Year: Senior Coach: Pat Cruickshank

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By any measure, the Heritage varsity boys’ basketball team had a pretty good season. The team won the Bay Valley Athletic League title, made it to the semifinal round of the North Coast Section tournament and made it to the California Interscholastic Federation state championship series for the first time. Along the way, senior Anthony Dennis was a critical component to the team’s success.

Dennis started playing basketball at the urging of his father and older brother when he was 6 years old. For several years, he admits he was more drawn to the baseball diamond than the basketball court. It wasn’t until he started playing on a travel team in the sixth grade that he began to take the game more seriously. “I like the competition,” he said. “And you’re always moving. I like the pace of it.” In the eighth grade, Dennis moved to Brentwood, and when he started at Heritage, he found himself playing with new teammates. This gave him the opportunity to develop his game and demonstrate previously underutilized skills. “I found out who I am as a player – what I could do,” he said. When he is off the court, Dennis likes to work on cars with his friends and has had an interest in photography for nearly as long as he’s played basketball.

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he is sure he wants to major in computer engineering and describes himself as having a knack for understanding technology.

Coach’s Quote:

“Anthony has been a three-year starter for us, played multiple positions and done whatever he has been asked to do. His desire and love of the game are unmatched. He is a major part of the reason we have been so successful the past three years and especially this year. He is our second all-time leading scorer and has participated in more wins at the varsity level than anyone in school history. (He and Tyriq Mack are tied in that category.) Furthermore, he is a tremendous young man with high character. He is going to make some college coach as happy as he made me these past four years.” Photo by Tony Kukulich

Future Plans:

Dennis still has some decisions to make regarding his college career. Though his school choice is yet to be determined,

Heritage High hosts football camp Heritage High School will be holding its Spring Youth Football Camp on April 8, from 9 a.m. to noon, on the turf at Heritage. This annual event is open to fifth- through eighth-graders, traditionally starts off the football year and is a great way for athletes to tune up prior to any other camps or starting summer football.

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Liberty High School long snapper Ryan Aguilar was named one of the top performers at the Rubio Long Snapping camp in Sherman Oaks.

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Liberty long snapper shines at camp Liberty High School long snapper Ryan Aguilar was named one of the top performers at the Rubio Long Snapping camp in Sherman Oaks, California, on March 5. Aguilar, class of 2019, competed with approximately 80 participants from California, Nevada, Utah, Georgia and Illinois. Snappers gathered at Notre Dame High School, in Sherman Oaks, to learn from the best and get the most exposure possible to college coaches. Rubio Long Snapping will return to California this summer. “Ryan Aguilar had a very good day in California,” Rubio said. “His snapping form is solid, and he is able to handle pressure well. Consistency of his speed and just becoming more fluid throughout will really help him out at VEGAS 30.” Chris Rubio is the long-snapping instructor for Rubio Long Snapping and has followers from all over the world; attending in mass to the sought-after camps and events offered across the country. The company also offers private lessons. Over the past two years, Rubio has had more than 260 snappers go to college. For more information, visit rubiosblog.com.

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Antioch teen has bright future on and off the mat By Michael Dixon Correspondent

Well before Antioch High’s senior James Aguilar was in high school, he realized that traditional team sports were not for him, but when his parents took him to see Crosley Gracie, there was an instant connection. What’s followed since has been a highly decorated, amateur career in Brazilian jiujitsu and mixed martial arts. “I can say, as soon as I started the classes, it clicked,” James said. “I didn’t have a connection with football; I didn’t find it interesting or fun to do. I like baseball, but I don’t like playing it. Martial arts are different. It’s a way of life. Something about it makes me want it more and more every time I train. I can’t describe it.” During 2016 and into 2017, James travelled throughout California and parts of Nevada, competing in tournaments. More often than not, his finishes have been strong. Some of his more recent accomplishments include winning the Claudio Franca BJJ Tour US Open in 2016; winning the 154- to 168-pound bracket for Blue Belts at the Jiu Jitsu World League Playoff; securing the most points for any blue belt, taking the 155-pound belt at Titan’s Cage in Sacramento for the U.S. Fighting League (USFL); and winning two golds at Cal Expo’s Grapple at the Capitol. “He has a great opportunity to progress in the sport,” said James’ father, Rich Aguilar. “We’re jumping into every kind of tournament that we can get our hands on – going up a weight, down a weight; whatever he needed to do.” In the short term, James has plans on turning pro and fighting for USFL. In the long term, he plans on giving back to the sport that’s given him so much. “I’m hoping to get my black belt within 10 years or so and open up my own school,” he said. “I want to give back to the community. All of the support I’ve gotten over the last five years has been incredible.” Rich is also grateful his son found Brazilian jiujitsu. He noted that even the best athletes in most sports are done at a relatively young age. But in Brazilian jiu-

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James Aguilar is a rising star in the world of Brazilian jiujitsu and mixed martial arts. jitsu, it’s not uncommon to see adults in their 60s or older ‘still out there, taping it up.’ On the other end of the spectrum, he sees the life lessons it’s taught his son, as well as youngsters just getting into it. James was also grateful for what the sport has given him so far. Additionally, he expressed gratitude to the community that’s supported him. “I just want to thank everyone who’s supported me,” he said. “It’s been a tremendous honor. All the love and respect I’ve been shown has been absolutely incredible. It’s life changing. Some people don’t see that, unfortunately, but I see it, and the people just keep me going.”

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 129826 Title No. 160389945 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/27/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 04/18/2017 at 9:00 AM, The Mortgage Law Firm, PLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 07/11/2008, as Instrument No. 2008-0154312-00, in book xx, page xx, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Richard P. Bower, a Married Man as His Sole and Separate Property, 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), At the north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565. 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: FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE DEED OF TRUST. APN 032-191-022-6 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5132 Sandmound Blvd, Oakley, CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees,

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-14-655720-CL Order No.: 590530 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED TO THE COPY PROVIDED TO THE MORTGAGOR OR TRUSTOR (Pursuant to Cal. Civ. Code 2923.3) YOU ARE IN

DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/3/2005. 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): ALEJANDRO A. PADILLA-ACOSTA AND FATIMA R. PADILLA, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 2/16/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0053418-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/3/2017 at 1:30 PM Place of Sale: At the North side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass, located at 65 Civic Avenue Pittsburg, California 94565 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $507,928.48 The purported property address is: 5132 MONITOR PASS WAY, ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 055-300-048 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 888-988-6736 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-14-655720-CL . Information about postponements that

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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: $367,044.01 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 written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused a Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Dated: 3/23/2017 THE MORTGAGE LAW FIRM, PLC Adriana Durham/Authorized Signature 41689 ENTERPRISE CIRCLE NORTH, STE. 228, TEMECULA, CA 92590 (619)465-8200 FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-730-2727 The Mortgage Law Firm, PLC. may be attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained may be used for that purpose. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 730-2727 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site www.servicelinkASAP. com - for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case: 129826. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. A-FN4611849 03/24/2017, 03/31/2017, 04/07/2017. Oakley Press No. 03-0477 72669 Publish Dates: March 24, 31, April 7, 2017.

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property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714-730-2727 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site www.servicelinkASAP.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 00000006412274. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES and POSTING 714-730-2727 www. servicelinkASAP.com BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TREDER and WEISS, LLP as Trustee 20955 Pathfinder Road, Suite 300 Diamond Bar, CA 91765 (866) 795-1852 Dated: 03/01/2017 BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TREDER and WEISS, LLP IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. A-4611404 03/10/2017, 03/17/2017, 03/24/2017. Oakley Press No: 03-0477 72625 Publish Dates: March 10, 17, 24, 2017.

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 00000006412274 Title Order No.: 160356121 FHA/VA/PMI No.: ATTENTION RECORDER: THE FOLLOWING REFERENCE TO AN ATTACHED SUMMARY APPLIES ONLY TO COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR, NOT TO THIS RECORDED ORIGINAL NOTICE. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/16/2006. 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. BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TREDER and WEISS, LLP, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 12/19/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0403531-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: DECHELLE RASHEED, A MARRIED WOMAN, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/ CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by California Civil Code 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 04/11/2017 TIME OF SALE: 9:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE NORTH SIDE OF THE PITTSBURG CIVIC CENTER NEAR THE GRASS LOCATED AT 65 CIVIC AVENUE, PITTSBURG, CA 94565. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1905 SHERRY CIR, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 035-374-025 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 $328,149.66. 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. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the

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are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 411 Ivy Street San Diego, CA 92101 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 888-988-6736 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-14-655720-CL IDSPub #0123553 3/10/2017 3/17/2017 3/24/2017. Antioch Press No: 06-1617 72629 Publish Dates: March 10, 17, 24, 2017.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Miriam & Paul McDonnell SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Miriam & Paul McDonnell CASE NUMBER: N17-0382 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Paul & Miriam McDonnell filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Hannah Elizabeth McDonnell b. Christina Nicole McDonnell Proposed Name: a. Hannah Elisabeth McDonnell b. Christina Josephine McDonnell 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: 05-09-17 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 Room: 212 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Oakley Press Date: 05-13-17 Judge of the Superior Court Oakley Press No. 03-0477 72740 Publish Dates: March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 2017.

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Community LOST Egyptian Cartouche. The 1.25” pendant slipped off it’s chain. May have been lost at Lowes 3/15. Please call Carol Erend 634-9710. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Noe Omar Messina SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Noe Omar Messina CASE NUMBER: N170280 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Noe Omar Messina filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Noe Omar Messina Gomez to Proposed Name: Noe Omar Messina. 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: 04/20/2017 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 Room: 212 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Oakley Press Date: 02/22/2017 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 72569 Publish Dates: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on March 28, 2017, hold a public hearing to consider the following: Consideration of Intent to form a Groundwater Sustainability Agency and consider public testimony on whether the City of Brentwood should decide to become and act as a Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) pursuant to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, Water Code section 10720 et seq., for the portion of the Tracy Subbasin within the boundaries of the City through a Memorandum of Understanding with other East Contra Costa County Water Agencies pursuant to Water Code Section §10723. Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from City Hall, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, California 94513, (925) 516-5400. In any court challenge of City Council decisions, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. CITY OF BRENTWOOD/s/ Margaret Wimberly, CMC, City Clerk. Brentwood Press No: 021273 72702 March 17, 24, 2017. NOTICE INVITING BIDS 1.Bid Acceptance. The City of Brentwood (“City”), will accept sealed bids for its 2017 Pavement Management Program and Trail Pavement Management, CIP Project Nos. 336-30837 and 352-52413 (“Project”), by or before Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., at its City Clerk’s office, located at Brentwood City Hall, Third Floor, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, California 94513. The bids will be publicly opened and read aloud in the First Floor Vista Conference Room at Brentwood City Hall, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, CA 94513. 2.Project Information. 2.1 Location and Description. The Project is located at various sites throughout the City, and is described as follows: resurfacing various streets, parking lots, a trail with slurry seal, grinding and paving roadway failure areas, reconstructing handicap ramps, traffic control, removing and replacing traffic striping, legends and markers. 2.2 Construction Time. The planned timeframe for beginning and completion of construction of the Project is: 50 working days. 2.3 Engineer’s Estimate. The City Engineer’s estimate for the cost of construction is: $1,000,000 (Base Bid only). 3. License and Registration Requirements. 3.1 License. This Project requires a valid California contractor’s license for the following classification(s): Class “A” or combination of Class “C” Specialty Contractor’s License(s) 3.2 DIR Registration. City will not accept a Bid Proposal from or enter into a contract with a bidder without proof that the bidder and its subcontractors are registered with the California Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) to perform public work under Labor Code Section 1725.5, subject to limited legal exceptions. 4. Contract Documents. Bidders must obtain an electronic copy of the Contract Documents directly from the City of Brentwood. The Contract Documents may be obtained at no charge by sending an email to: mailto:engineering@brentwoodca.gov or by calling 925-516-5420. The City may reject a bid submitted by a bidder that did not obtain the Contract Documents from the City as required. 5. Bid Proposal and Security. 5.1 Bid Proposal Form. Each Bid must be submitted using the Bid Proposal form provided with the Contract Documents. 5.2 Bid Security. The Bid Proposal must be accompanied by bid security of ten percent of the maximum bid amount, in the form of a cashier’s or certified check made payable to the City of Brentwood, or a bid bond executed by a surety licensed to do business in the State of California on the Bid Bond form included with the Contract Documents. The bid security must guarantee that upon award

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of the bid, the bidder will execute the Contract and submit payment and performance bonds and insurance certificates as required by the Contract Documents within ten days after issuance of the notice of award. 6. Prevailing Wage Requirements. 6.1General. This Project is subject to the prevailing wage requirements applicable to the locality in which the Work is to be performed for each craft, classification or type of worker needed to perform the Work, including employer payments for health and welfare, pension, vacation, apprenticeship and similar purposes. 6.2Rates. These prevailing rates are available online at http://www. dir.ca.gov/DLSR. Each Contractor and Subcontractor must pay no less than the specified rates to all workers employed to work on the Project. The schedule of per diem wages is based upon a working day of eight hours. The rate for holiday and overtime work must be at least time and one-half. 6.3 Compliance. This Contract is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the DIR, under Labor Code Section 1771.4. 7. Performance and Payment Bonds. The successful bidder will be required to provide performance and payment bonds for 100% of the Contract Price. 8. Substitution of Securities. Substitution of appropriate securities in lieu of retention amounts from progress payments is permitted under Public Contract Code Section 22300. 9. Subcontractor List. Each bidder must submit the name, location of the place of business, and California contractor license number, DIR registration number, and percentage of the Work to be performed for each Subcontractor who will perform Work or service or fabricate or install Work for the prime contractor in excess of one-half of 1% of the bid price, using the Subcontractor List form included with the Contract Documents. No more than 70% of the Work may be performed by Subcontractors. 10. Instructions to Bidders. Additional information is provided in the Instructions to Bidders, which should be carefully reviewed before submitting a Bid Proposal. City of Brentwood /s/ Margaret Wimberly Dated: March 13, 2017. Brentwood Press 02-1273 72724 Publish dates: March 17, 24, 2017.

property in cash within thirty days after the recordation of the assessments in the office of the County Recorder of the County of Contra Costa. These assessments affect only certain property, the owners of which have voluntarily participated in the Authority’s Statewide Community Infrastructure Program. Bonds will be issued according to the Improvement Bond Act of 1915 representing unpaid assessments and bearing interest at a rate not to exceed 12% per year. Thereafter, unpaid assessments will be payable in installments of principal and interest over a period of not to exceed thirty (30) years. Dated: March 24, 31, 2017. KEVIN O’ROURKE, Treasurer California Statewide Communities Development Authority. Brentwood Press No: 02-1273 72802 Publish Dates: March 24, 31, 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001640-00 The name of the business: Steve’s Freelance Photography Located at: 510 West 3rd St. In: Antioch, CA 94509 is hereby registered by the following owner: Steve Nosanchuk. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1-1-17. Signature of registrant: Steve Nosanchuk. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: March 10, 2017 by Deputy J. Crawford Expires 3-10-2022 Antioch Press No. 061617 72721 Publish dates: March 17, 24, 31, April 7, 2017.

Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 411 Ivy Street San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 916-939-0772 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-16-755062-BF IDSPub #0123563 3/17/2017 3/24/2017 3/31/2017. Antioch Press No: 06-1617 72630 Publish Dates: March 17, 24, 31, 2017.

the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 800-280-2832 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-10-368990-RM. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 411 Ivy Street San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2832 O r Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-10-368990-RM IDSPub #0124238 3/24/2017 3/31/2017 4/7/2017. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 72764 Publish dates: March 24, 31, April 7, 2017.

north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $185,520.04 The purported property address is: 2723 IVY LANE, ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Legal Description: Please be advised that the legal description set forth on the Deed of Trust is in error. The legal description of the property secured by the Deed of Trust is more properly set forth and made part of Exhibit “A” as attached hereto. The land referred to in this Report is situated in the City of Antioch, County of Contra Costa, State of California, and is described as follows: A Condominium comprised of Parcel One Unit 213, as shown on the Condominium Plan attached as Exhibit “A”, to the Declaration of Restrictions, recorded on March 31, 1987, Book 13545, Page 347, Official Records of Contra Costa County Parcel Two An undivided 1/234 tenancy-in-common interest in and to Parcel A as shown on the Map of Subdivision 6657, filed March 31, 1987, in Map Book 311, Page 33, Contra Costa County Records Excepting and reserving from Parcel Two (A) Units 1 through 234, inclusive, as shown on the Condominium Plan attached as Exhibit “A” to the Declaration of Restrictions, recorded March 31, 1987, Book 13545, Page 347, Official Records (B) The exclusive right to use all those areas designated as carports, decks and patios, as shown upon the Condominium Plan referred to above Parcel Three The exclusive right to use of those portions of Parcel A described in Parcel Two, above, designated as Carport No C-213, and Patio or Deck No D-213, as appurtenant to Parcels One and Two above described APN: 053-230-051-4. Assessor’s Parcel No.: 053-230-051-4 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-16-755032-BF. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits, on April 4, 2017, hold a public hearing to consider the following: An application for a variance (V 17-002) to allow a reduction in the side yard setback requirement from 20 feet to 10-1/2 feet for an existing home and from 20 feet to 16 feet for a porch addition located at 16 Dove Court (APN 017-240-008). Applicant: Kenneth St. Hilaire. Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Associate Planner Debbie Hill ((925) 516-5135 or dhill@brentwoodca. gov) in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, California 94513. Before any court challenge of Planning Commission decisions, you are required to appeal the decision to the City Council no later than the time period provided under the City’s Municipal Code. In addition you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No: 02-1273 72804 Publish Date: March 24, 2017. NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT CALIFORNIA STATEWIDE COMMUNITIES DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ASSESSMENT DISTRICT NO. 17-01 FOR THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA STATE OF CALIFORNIA On March 16, 2017, special assessments for the financing of public improvement districts in the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (the “Authority”) Assessment District No. 1701 for the City of Brentwood, County of Contra Costa, State of California (the “Assessment District”), were recorded in the office of the Superintendent of Streets of the Authority. The property owners within the Assessment District have waived their entitlement to pay all or any portion of the assessments levied upon their

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001244-00 The name of the business: Community Staffing Resources Located at: 1820 Galindo Street, Suite #3 In: Concord, CA 94520, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Per Diem Staffing Systems, Inc. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on February 21, 2012. Signature of registrant: Judith L. Travers, Corporate Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 23, 2017 by Deputy C. Garcia Expires February 23, 2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 72727 Publish dates: March 17, 24, 31, April 7, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001023-00 The name of the business: Potato Chimps Located at: 513 Burwood Way In: Antioch, CA, 94509 is hereby registered by the following owner: Mike Henriquez and Tanya Shelton. This business is conducted by: A Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Mike Henriquez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 13, 2017 by Deputy T. Lawson Expires 2/13/2022 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 72632 Publish dates: March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001166-00 The name of the business: Robinson Insurance Agency Located at: 2669 Somersville Road In: Antioch, CA 94531 is hereby registered by the following owners: Rainy Robinson and David Robinson. This business is conducted by: a Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on February 21, 2017. Signature of registrant: Rainy Robinson, David Robinson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 21, 2017 by Deputy J. Celestial Expires 2/21/2022 Antioch Press No.06-1617 72594 Publish dates: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001255-00 The name of the business: T3-Nails Located at: 2550 Somersville Rd. #71 In: Antioch, CA 94509 is hereby registered by the following owner: Minh Thi Tran. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/23/2017. Signature of registrant: Minh Thi P Tran, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 23, 2017 by Deputy A. Vesquez Expires 2/22/2022 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 72672 Publish dates: March 17, 24, 31, April 7, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001412-00 The name of the business: Pipe It Up Sweets Located at: 1613 Mount Silliman Way In: Antioch, CA, 94531 is hereby registered by the following owner: Genena Ware. 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: Genena Ware. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: March 2, 2017 by Deputy C. Dias Expires 3/2/2022 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 72637 Publish dates: March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-16-755062-BF Order No.: 730-1612204-70 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED TO THE COPY PROVIDED TO THE MORTGAGOR OR TRUSTOR (Pursuant to Cal. Civ. Code 2923.3) YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/10/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): Lisa Richards and Paul Richards, wife and husband Recorded: 3/19/2007 as Instrument No. 20070079107-00 and modified as per Modification Agreement recorded 5/3/2016 as Instrument No. 2016-0083080-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/10/2017 at 1:30PM Place of Sale: At the north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $446,736.29 The purported property address is: 1911 MOUNT STAKES COURT, ANTIOCH, CA 94531-9056 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 055-610-038-6 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-16-755062-BF .

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-10-368990-RM Order No.: 100366073-CA-GTO NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED TO THE COPY PROVIDED TO THE MORTGAGOR OR TRUSTOR (Pursuant to Cal. Civ. Code 2923.3) YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/1/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by 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): ERICA FONTENOT, A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded: 6/7/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0178759-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/24/2017 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Pleasant Hill Community Center, located at 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. In the Auction.com Room Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,194,672.57 The purported property address is: 2731 ZINFANDEL CT, ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 055-580-048 1 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-16-755032-BF Order No.: 730-1612186-70 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED TO THE COPY PROVIDED TO THE MORTGAGOR OR TRUSTOR (Pursuant to Cal. Civ. Code 2923.3) YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/23/2004. 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): Barbara A Sullivan and Cardon Eugene Sullivan, wife and husband Recorded: 12/1/2004 as Instrument No. 2004-0460739-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/10/2017 at 1:30PM Place of Sale: At the


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real property only. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 411 Ivy Street San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 916-939-0772 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-16-755032-BF IDSPub #0123526 3/17/2017 3/24/2017 3/31/2017. Antioch Press No: 06-1617 72623 Publish Dates: March 17, 24, 31, 2017.

any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 411 Ivy Street San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 888-988-6736 Or Login to: http://www. qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-16-755106-BF IDSPub #0123590 3/17/2017 3/24/2017 3/31/2017. Antioch Press No: 06-1617 72633 Publish Dates: March 17, 24, 31, 2017. NOTICE OF LIEN SALE SELF STORAGE AUCTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the liened personal property described below, pursuant to the provisions of the California Code of Civil Procedure and the provisions of the California Self-Storage Facilities Act, Business and Professions Code Sections 21700 et seq.. On the 7th day of April 2017 at 12:15 P.M., the undersigned will sell the contents of liened storage units by public sale by competitive bidding on the premises where said property has been stored and which are located at Acorn Self Storage LLC, at 5205 Railroad Avenue, Pittsburg, California 94565, Tel. (925) 432-3200. Self-storage liened units generally include miscellaneous household goods, office or business equipment, furniture, furnishings, clothing and personal effects. In addition to those general contents, the pre-lien inventory revealed the following described goods: Customer Name: 1. Delia Sanchez- Refrigerator, exercise equipment, crow bar, dressers, 25+ boxes & bags, chairs 2. Erich Schiller - 6+ Boxes, Guitar & Stand, Stereo Equipment , Piggy Bank Purchases must be paid for at the time of purchase by cash only. All purchased items sold as-is, where-is, and must be removed at the time of sale. Sale subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. Call ahead to make sure sale is still scheduled. Contraband, or items subject to regulation or registration will not be transferred with the liened unit unless otherwise noted. Dates Published: 03/24/2017 and 03/31/2017 Nor Cal Storage Auctions, Inc., Bond #7900390179, Tel. (916) 604-9695 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 72787 Publish Dates: March 24, 31, 2017.

Sale subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owners and obligated party. Dated this 24th Day of March 2017 and the 31st Day of March 2017. Storagetreasures Phone: (480) 397-6503 http://www.storagetreasures.com/. Brentwood Press No: 02-1273 72790 Publish Dates: March 24, 31, 2017.

or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Aisha Smith. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 22, 2017 by Deputy L. Spence Expires 2/22/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 72610 Publish dates: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-16-755106-BF Order No.: 8682969 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED TO THE COPY PROVIDED TO THE MORTGAGOR OR TRUSTOR (Pursuant to Cal. Civ. Code 2923.3) YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/13/2005. 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): HUMBERTO J. OCONNOR AND BLANCA E. OCONNOR, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 6/21/2005 as Instrument No. 20050225693-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/10/2017 at 1:30 PM Place of Sale: At the North side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass, located at 65 Civic Avenue Pittsburg, California 94565 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $425,904.62 The purported property address is: 4520 MONTARA DR, ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 053-292-005-5 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 888-988-6736 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-16-755106-BF . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims

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ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections 21700-21716 of the Business & Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Penal Code and provisions of the Civil Code. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on the 7TH DAY OF April 2017, TIME 9:00AM on the premises where said property has been stored and which are located at Town Centre Self Storage, Town Centre Terrace, Brentwood, Ca. 94513 County of Contra Costa, State of California, the following: Richard Bosch, A243 Jose Caballero, D972 Trevell Foster, D962 Lea Longbrake, A266 John Tkalcich, A278 David W Truhe, B304 Liz Vaughn, D712 The goods to be sold consist of, but are not limited to home and office furnishings, misc. household items, large and small appliances, home electronics, recorded media, Musical Equipment, tools, sporting goods, toys, clothing, miscellaneous boxes and bags of unknown content, etc. Purchases must be paid for at the time of purchases in cash only. All purchased items sold as is where it is and must be removed at the time of sale,

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0000956-00 The name of the business: Deb’s Garden Located at: 107 Canfield Court In: Brentwood,CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Debra Ann Clawson and Donald L. Clawson II. This business is conducted by: Married couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on n/a. Signature of registrant: Debra Ann Clawson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 9, 2017 by Deputy J. Celestial Expires February 9, 2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 72667 Publish dates: March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0000973-00 The name of the business: French Picnic Pastry Company Located at: 2565 3rd Street, Suite 308 In: San Francisco, CA 94107 is hereby registered by the following owner: Better Bakeries Inc. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 6/15/2015. Signature of registrant: Jamison Leadbetter, CEO of Better Bakeries Inc. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 10, 2017 by Deputy J. Celestial Expires 2/10/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 72611 Publish dates: March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0000993-00 The name of the business: Abuelita’s Market Located at: 3165 Willow Pass Road In: Bay Point, CA 94565, is hereby registered by the following owner: Amen A Saleh. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/10/17. Signature of registrant: Amen A. Saleh. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 10, 2017 by Deputy L. Spence Expires 2/10/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 72565 Publish dates: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001226-00 The name of the business: RavenSpy Located at: 1088 Glenwillow Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513 is hereby registered by the following owner: William Hirvonen. 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: William Hirvonen. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 22, 2017 by Deputy H. Franklin Expires 2/22/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 72655 Publish dates: March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001243-00 The name of the business: Island Time Located at: 5901 Marina Road, Suite #14 In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Delta Personnel Services, Inc. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on January 1, 2012. Signature of registrant: Judith L. Travers, Corporate Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 23, 2017 by Deputy C. Garcia Expires February 23, 2022. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 72726 Publish dates: March 17, 24, 31, April 7, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001283-00 The name of the business: Discovery Marine Located at: 2042 Montauk Ct. In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 is hereby registered by the following owners: Michael Haight and Lindi Haight. This business is conducted by: Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Michael Haight. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 24, 2017 by Deputy A Vasquez Expires 2/24/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 72614 Publish dates: March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001516-00 The name of the business: Delhi Rasoi Located at: 1266 Picadilly Ln In: Brentwood, CA 94513 is hereby registered by the following owner: 1. Sanjeev Narula 2. Nitin Narula. This business is conducted by: General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Sanjeev Narula. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: March 7, 2017 by Deputy M Neal Expires 3/7/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 72691 Publish dates: March 17, 24, 31, April 7, 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001120-00 The name of the business: Campos Familly Vineyards LLC Located at: 3501 Byer Rd In: Byron, CA 94514 is hereby registered by the following owner: Campos Vineyards LLC. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on December 1, 2016. Signature of registrant: Ricci Campos - Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 16, 2017 by Deputy T. Lawson Expires 2/16/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1373 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 72658 Publish dates: March 10, 17, 24, NAME STATEMENT 31, 2017. File No. F-0001523-00 The name of the business: Cal-Vet Engineering Located FICTITIOUS BUSINESS at: 748 Wilde Ct. In: Discovery Bay, CA NAME STATEMENT 94505 is hereby registered by the followFile No. F-0001184-00 The name of the ing owner: Cal-Vet Construction Inc. This business: JW Backhoe & Construction, business is conducted by: A Corporation. Inc. Located at: 185 Eagle Lane In: Brent- The registrant commenced to transact wood, CA 94513 is hereby registered business under the fictitious business by the following owner: JW Backhoe & name or names listed above on N/A. Construction Inc. This business is con- Signature of registrant: Tyson Young. ducted by: A Corporation. The registrant This statement was filed with the County commenced to transact business under Clerk of Contra Costa County on: March 7, the fictitious business name or names 2017 by Deputy A. Vesquez Expires DATE listed above on 1/16/17. Signature of 3/7/2022 Brentwood Press No.02-1273 registrant: Jim Williamson, President. 72703 Publish dates: March 17, 24, 31, This statement was filed with the County April 7, 2017. Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 21, 2017 by Deputy H. Franklin Expires FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 2/21/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 NAME STATEMENT 72631 Publish dates: March 10, 17, 24, File No. F-0001534-00 The name of the 31, 2017. business: GPR Construction Co. Located at: 2780 Bixler Rd. In: Brentwood, CA FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 94513, is hereby registered by the followNAME STATEMENT ing owner(s): Petru Gherasim. This busiFile No. F-0001211-00 The name of the ness is conducted by: An Individual. The business: Bad & Bougie Hair Located registrant commenced to transact busiat: 527 Birchwood Road In: Brentwood, ness under the fictitious business name CA 94513, is hereby registered by the or names listed above on n/a. Signature of following owner: Aisha Smith. This busi- registrant: Petru Gherasim. This statement ness is conducted by: An Individual. The was filed with the County Clerk of Contra registrant commenced to transact busi- Costa County on: March 7, 2017 by Deputy ness under the fictitious business name J. Celestial Expires 03/07/22. Brentwood

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Press No. 02-1273 72796 Publish dates: 7. Crystal Johnson -Tools, washer & March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 2017. dryer, fishing poles, glass table, stereo, and speakers. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 8. Anita Swab- chicken wire, children’s NAME STATEMENT furniture, tools, rug, fire extinguisher, & File No. F-0001676-00 The name of water purifier. the business: R & D Lighting Located 9.Michelle T McKenzie - clothes, plastic at: 1644 Cipriani Place In: Brentwood pipe, patio chairs. CA 94513, is hereby registered by the 10. John Lawson craftsman rolling tool following owner(s): Richard J. Bertel box, kid’s petal go cart, end table, dresser and Deborah E. Bertel. This business is and books. Purchases must be paid for conducted by: Married Couple. The reg- at the time of purchase by cash only. All istrant commenced to transact business purchased items sold as-is, where-is, and under the fictitious business name or must be removed at the time of sale. Sale names listed above on N/A Signature of subject to cancellation in the event of registrant: Deborah E. Bertel. This state- settlement between owner and obligated ment was filed with the County Clerk of party. Call ahead to make sure sale is still Contra Costa County on: March 13, 2017 scheduled. Contraband, or items subject to by Deputy H. Franklin Expires 03/13/122 regulation or registration will not be transBrentwood Press No. 02-1273 72737 ferred with the liened unit unless otherPublish dates: March 24, 31, April 7, 14, wise noted. Dates Published: 3/24/2017 2017. and 3/31/2017. Nor Cal Storage Auctions, Inc., Bond #7900390179, Tel. (916) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 604-9695 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 NAME STATEMENT 72789 Publish Dates: March 24, 31, 2017. File No. F-0001696-00 The name of the business: Shiny Nails Located at: 1135 NOTICE OF PETITION TO 2nd Street, Suite B In: Brentwood, CA ADMINISTER ESTATE 94513, is hereby registered by the fol- OF: Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, lowing owner: Thuy Thi Vo. This business aka Stephen Keshi, deceased CASE is conducted by: An Individual. The reg- NUMBER P16-01812 To all heirs, benistrant commenced to transact business eficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, under the fictitious business name or and persons who may otherwise be innames listed above on N/A. Signature of terested in the will or estate, or both, of: registrant: Thuy Thi Vo. This statement Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, aka Stephen was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Keshi, deceased. A Petition for Probate Costa County on: March 14, 2017 by Dep- has been filed by: Jennifer Keshi in the uty H. Franklin. Expires 03/14/22 Brent- Superior Court of California, County of: wood Press No. 02-1273 72736 Publish CONTRA COSTA. The Petition for Prodates: March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 2017. bate requests that: Jennifer Keshi be appointed as personal representative to FICTITIOUS BUSINESS administer the estate of the decedent. The NAME STATEMENT petition requests authority to administer File No. F-0001726-00 The name of the the estate under the Independent Adbusiness: Lilly.B Located at: 757 Marjoram ministration of Estates Act. (This authorDr. In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby reg- ity will allow the personal representative istered by the following owner: Naturally to take many actions without obtaining From Jill. This business is conducted by: A court approval. Before taking certain very Corporation. The registrant commenced important actions, however, the personal to transact business under the fictitious representative will be required to give business name or names listed above on notice to interested persons unless they N/A. Signature of registrant: Jelena Rad- have waived notice or consented to the manovic, President. This statement was proposed action.) The independent adfiled with the County Clerk of Contra Costa ministration authority will be granted unCounty on: March 15, 2017 by Deputy H. less an interested person files an objection Franklin Expires 3/15/22 Brentwood Press to the petition and shows good cause why No. 02-1273 72756 Publish dates: March the court should not grant the authority. 24, 31, April 7, 14, 2017. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: a. Date: April FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 11, 2017 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept: 14. NAME STATEMENT Room: 212 b. Address of court: 725 Court File No. F-0001818-00 The name of the Street, Martinez, CA 94553. If you object business: Skin Royalty Located at: 219 to the granting of the petition, you should Oak Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513, appear at the hearing and state your obis hereby registered by the following jections or file written objections with the owner: Nathan Anthony Corporation. This court before the hearing. Your appearance business is conducted by: A Corporation. may be in person or by your attorney. If The registrant commenced to transact you are a creditor or a contingent business under the fictitious business creditor of the decedent, you must name or names listed above on N/A. Sig- file your claim with the court and mail a nature of registrant: Joette Oseguera CEO. copy to the personal representative apThis statement was filed with the County pointed by the court within four months Clerk of Contra Costa County on: March from the date of issuance of letters as 20, 2017 by Deputy A. Vasquez Expires provided in Probate Code section 9100. 03/20/22 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 The time for filing claims will not expire 72795 Publish dates: March 24, 31, April before four months from the hearing 7, 14, 2017. date noticed above. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a NOTICE OF LIEN SALE person interested in the estate, you may SELF STORAGE AUCTION file with the court a Request for Special NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the under- Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an signed intends to sell the liened personal inventory and appraisal of estate assets or property described below, pursuant to the of any petition or account as provided in provisions of the California Code of Civil Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Procedure and the provisions of the Cali- Special Notice form is available from the fornia Self-Storage Facilities Act, Business court clerk. Attorney for the Petitioner: and Professions Code Sections 21700 et Yemi Odesanya Esq. Law Offices of Yemi seq. On the 7th day of April 2017, at 10:00 Odesanya 10835 San Pablo Ave, Suite AM, the undersigned will sell the contents 203, El Cerrito, CA 94530. 510-474-3819. of liened storage units by public sale by Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 72626 competitive bidding on the premises Publish Dates: March 10, 17, 24, 2017. where said property has been stored and which are located at Acorn II Self Storage NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE LLC, at 6900 Lone Tree Way, Brentwood, TS No. CA-16-754186-AB Order No.: California 94513, Tel. (925) 240-5000. 730-1611904-70 NOTE: THERE IS A Self-storage liened units generally include SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN miscellaneous household goods, office or THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED TO THE COPY business equipment, furniture, furnish- PROVIDED TO THE MORTGAGOR OR TRUSings, clothing and personal effects. In TOR (Pursuant to Cal. Civ. Code 2923.3) addition to those general contents, the YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF pre-lien inventory revealed the following TRUST DATED 8/29/2006. UNLESS YOU described goods: TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPNames ERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. 1. Allen Edwards - 2 automobile seats IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE and light. NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST 2. Dakota Biglow- 1 rollaway and pick up YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. tool box, duffle bags, dresser, ammo boxes. A public auction sale to the highest bid3. Edward Kuykendall- 4 tool boxes, con- der for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a tractor tools, welding equipment, belt sand- state or national bank, check drawn by er, shop vac, clothes, art work and furniture. state or federal credit union, or a check 4. Teresa Irvine Bough- Etched glass ta- drawn by a state or federal savings and ble, leather chair, boxes, bins, skis, art work. loan association, or savings association, 5. Robert Asher-Mountain bike, golf or savings bank specified in Section 5102 clubs, Bissell, 2 snow boards, computer to the Financial Code and authorized to equipment. do business in this state, will be held by 6. Edward Kuykendall- 1 large com- duly appointed trustee. The sale will be pressor ark welder, automobile seats, fire made, but without covenant or warranty, extinguisher & contractor tools. expressed or implied, regarding title,

LEGAL NOTICES 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): Raymond Scott Cross and Sharon E. Cross Recorded: 9/7/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0283554-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 4/11/2017 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $925,573.20 The purported property address is: 4681 SPINNAKER WAY, DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94514 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 008-130-018-8 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 855 238-5118 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-16-754186-AB . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 411 Ivy Street San Diego, CA 92101 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 855 238-5118 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-16-754186-AB IDSPub #0123677 3/17/2017 3/24/2017 3/31/2017. Brentwood Press No: 02-1273 72649 Publish Dates: March 17, 24, 31, 2017.


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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Eduardo Jose Echeverria SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Eduardo Jose Echeverria CASE NUMBER: N17-0453 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Eduardo Jose Echeverria filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Eduardo Jose Echeverria to Proposed Name: EJ Gomez. 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: 04/19/17 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 Room: 212 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: 03/17/17 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 72799 Publish Dates: March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 2017.

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: 03/17/17 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 72798 Publish Dates: March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 2017.

pear 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: 05/12/17 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 Room: 212 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: 03/17/17 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 72778 Publish Dates: March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 2017.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Jordan Blue Colcord SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Jordan Blue Colcord CASE NUMBER: N17-0091 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Jordan Blue Colcord filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Jordan Blue Colcord to Proposed Name: Jordan Vaughn Blue Weaver. 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: 05/01/17 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 Room: 212 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: 03/17/17 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 021273 72779 Publish Dates: March 24, 21, April 7, 14, 2017. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Karen Veronica Peralta SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Karen Veronica Peralta CASE NUMBER: N17-0452 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Karen Veronica Peralta filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Karen Veronica Peralta to Proposed Name: Karen Veronica Gomez. 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: 04/19/17 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 Room: 212 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Mary Ann LeRoy SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Mary Ann LeRoy CASE NUMBER: N17-0225 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Mary Ann LeRoy filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Mary Ann LeRoy to Proposed Name: Mary Ann Lopes. 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: 04/24/17 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 Room: 212 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: 02/22/17 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 72573 Publish Dates: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Moranda Domonique Avila SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Moranda Domonique Avila CASE NUMBER: N17-0290 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Moranda Domonique Avila filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Moranda Domonique Avila to Proposed Name: Purzia Moranda Avila. 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: 04/20/17 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 Room: 212 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: 02/22/2017 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 72797 Publish Dates: March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 2017. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Patty McCarthy SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553. PETITION OF: Patty McCarthy CASE NUMBER: N170467 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Patty Ann McCarthy filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Patty Ann McCarthy aka Patty Ann Whitcomb to Proposed Name: Patty Ann Whitcomb. 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 ap-

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Custody Visitation, Supervised Visitation for Mother CASE NUMBER: D13-03347 Notice of Hearing To: Jessica Garrigan, Respondent A court hearing will be held as follows: Date: 4/20/17 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept.: 24 The address of the court is same as noted above. WARNING to the person served with the Request for Order: The court may make the requested orders with out you if you do not file a Responsive Declaration to Request for Order(form FL-320), serve a copy on the other parties at least nine court days before hearing (unless the court has ordered a shorter period of time), and appear at the hearing. (See form FL320-INFO for more information.) Filed: February 23, 2017, by Stephen H. Nash, ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE Clerk of the Superior Court County of FOR CHANGE OF NAME Contra Costa, CA. Brentwood Press No. PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Rosemary 02-1273 72639 Publish Dates: March 10, Stephanie Yeoman SUPERIOR COURT 17, 24, 31, 2017. OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA SUMMONS 94553 PETITION OF: Rosemary Stephanie (CITACION JUDICIAL) Yeoman CASE NUMBER: N17-0400 TO CASE NUMBER (Número del Caso): ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner C-16-02007 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT Rosemary Stephanie Yeoman filed a peti- (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): Benson Egbon, tion with this court for a decree changing and DOES 1-10 YOU ARE BEING SUED BY names as follows: Present Name: a. PLAINTIFF (LO ESTÁ DEMANDANDO EL Samir Richard Khalil aka “Joshua” DEMANDANTE): Nevaeh Ruiz, a minor, to Proposed Name: Joshua Richard by and through her guardian ad Yeoman. 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all litem, Rodney Ruiz NOTICE! You have persons interested in this matter shall ap- been sued. The court may decide against pear before this court at the hearing in- you without your being heard unless you dicated below to show cause, if any, why respond within 30 days. Read the inforthe petition for change of name should mation below. You have 30 CALENDAR not be granted. Any person objecting the DAYS after this summons and legal paname changes described above must file pers are served on you to file a written a written objection that includes the rea- response at this court and have a copy sons for the objection at least two court served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone days before the matter is scheduled to call will not protect you. Your written be heard and must appear at the hearing response must be in proper legal form to show cause why the petition should if you want the court to hear your case. not be granted. If no written objection There may be a court form that you can is timely filed, the court may grant the use for your response. You can find these petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF court forms and more information at the HEARING a. Date: 05/04/17 Time: California Courts Online Self-Help Center 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 Room: 212 b. (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your The address of the court is same as noted county law library, or the courthouse above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing Cause shall be published at least once fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver each week for four successive weeks prior form. If you do not file your response on to the date set for hearing on the petition time, you may lose the case by default, in the following newspaper of general and your wages, money, and property circulation, printed in this county: Brent- may be taken without further warning wood Press Date: 03/08/17 Judge of the from the court. There are other legal Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- requirements. You may want to call an 1273 72735 Publish Dates: March 24, 31, attorney right away. If you do not know April 7, 14, 2017. an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afORDER TO SHOW CAUSE ford an attorney, you may be eligible for FOR CHANGE OF NAME free legal services from a nonprofit legal PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Tommy services program. You can locate these Edward Easley In Pro-Per Denises L. nonprofit groups at the California Legal Raposa, Denises Family Law SUPE- Services Web site (www.lawhelpcaliRIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF fornia.org), the California Courts Online CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Marti- Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ nez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Tommy Ed- selfhelp), or by contacting your local ward Easley CASE NUMBER: N17-0352 court or county bar association. NOTE: TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Peti- The court has a statutory lien for waived tioner Tommy Edward Easley filed a peti- fees and costs on any settlement or arbition with this court for a decree changing tration award of $10,000 or more in a civil names as follows: Present Name: a. case. The court’s lien must be paid before Tommy Edward Easley AKA- Hanif the court will dismiss the case. ¡AVISO! Lo Ammar to Proposed Name: Hanif han demandado. Si no responde dentro Ammar. 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all de 30 días, la corte puede decidir en su persons interested in this matter shall contra sin escuchar su versión. Lea la appear before this court at the hearing información a continuación. Tiene 30 indicated below to show cause, if any, DÍAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le why the petition for change of name entreguen esta citación y papeles legales should not be granted. Any person ob- para presentar una respuesta por escrito jecting to the name changes described en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una above must file a written objection that copia al demandante. Una carta o una includes the reasons for the objection at llamada telefónica no lo protegen. Su least two court days before the matter respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en is scheduled to be heard and must ap- formato legal correcto si desea que propear at the hearing to show cause why cesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que the petition should not be granted. If haya un formulario que usted pueda usar no written objection is timely filed, the para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos court may grant the petition without a formularios de la corte y más información hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de 04/27/17 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en la Room: 212 b. The address of the court biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of corte que le quede más cerca. Si no puthis Order to Show Cause shall be pub- ede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida lished at least once each week for four al secretario de la corte que le dé un forsuccessive weeks prior to the date set for mulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si hearing on the petition in the following no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede newspaper of general circulation, printed perder el caso por incumplimiento y la in this county: Brentwood Press Date: corte le podrá quitar su sueldo, dinero y 03/03/2017 Judge of the Superior Court bienes sin más advertencia. Hay otros Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 72698 requisitos legales. Es recomendable que Publish Dates: March 17, 24, 31, April 7, llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si 2017. no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisión a abogados. REQUEST FOR ORDER Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es poTO CHANGE CHILD CUSTODY sible que cumpla con los requisitos para PARTY WITH ATTORNEY: TONY GARCIA obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un / DENISE L. REPOSA, DENISE FAMILY programa de servicios legales sin fines de LAW AND DIVORCE DOCUMENT AS- lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin SISTANCE 1215 PINE ST, MARTINEZ, CA fines de lucro en el sitio web de California 94553. SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia. COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 751 Pine St. org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes Martinez, CA 94553. Petitioner: Tony de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o Garcia Respondent: Jessica Gar- poniéndose en contacto con la corte o el rigan Request for Order Change: Child colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por

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ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperación de $10,000 ó más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesión 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 dirección de la corte es): SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, Wakefield Taylor Courthouse 725 COURT STREET, , MARTINEZ, CA 94553 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la dirección y el número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Brian Michael Pratt (Bar#289429) Law Offices of Max G. Arnold 20 Constitution Drive, Suite A, Chico CA 95973. DATE (Fecha): October 25, 2016 Clerk, by (Secretario): A.J. Gambol, Dept (Adjunto) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served - as an individual Brentwood Press No. 021273 72671 Publish Dates: March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017.

you request proof of the debt within the thirty (30) day period that begins with your receipt of this Notice, the law requires me to suspend my efforts (through litigation or otherwise) to collect the debt until I mail the requested information to you. DATED: 03/17/17 /s/ Michael W. Mihelich, Attorney for Santiago Island Village (951) 786-3605 3/24, 3/31/17 CNS-2989316# OAKLEY PRESS Oakley Press No. 03-0477 / 72782 Publish Dates: March 24, 31, 2017

Michele Mccarthy- B533 Devin Cain- C659 Linda Ortiz - A204 Catalina Hernandez - F955 Michelle Bradshaw- C642 The goods to be sold consist of, but are not limited to home and office furnishings, misc. household items, large and small appliances, home electronics, recorded media, Musical Equipment, tools, sporting goods, toys, clothing, miscellaneous boxes and bags of unknown content, etc. Purchases must be paid for at the time of purchases in cash only. All purchased items sold, as is where it is and must be removed at the time of sale, Sale subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owners and obligated party. Dated this 24th Day of March 2017 and the 31st Day of March 2017. Storage Treasures Phone: (480) 397-6503 http: www.storagetreasures. com Oakley Press No. 03-0477 72792 Publish Dates: March 24, 31, 2017.

NOTICE OF WAREHOUSE LIEN SALE I am an attorney at law retained to collect these debts. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the mobilehome described below will be sold as is at public sale on April 17, 2017 at the hour of 10:30 a.m., at Space F224, Santiago Island Village located at 3505 Gateway Road, Bethel Island, California in order to satisfy the lien claimed by the owner of the above mentioned mobilehome park for storage and other related charges incurred by John T. Williams, AJonathan Williams and Ashley Williams. The mobilehome park owner may participate in the public sale. Rent & Storage $3,780.30 Sewer - $ 328.98 Trash - $ 150.00 Total Claim - $4,259.28 The sale will be free and clear of all claims, liens and encumbrances of record except for possible liens of unpaid mobilehome registration fees and unpaid taxes, if any. The Mobile Home Park owner has enforced a judgment for possession of the premises. Presently there is no right to keep this unit on Space F224. However, after the sale is concluded, the management may entertain offers of financial consideration from the buyer in exchange for granting the buyer permission to leave the unit on-site in the future. Any prospective buyer wishing to reside in the unit must qualify for that right via the application and approval process. Details are available at the Mobile Home Park on-site office. In the event that a post-sale agreement re: future occupancy is not reached, then the Mobile Home Park owner reserves the right to require the removal of the mobilehome within 48 hours after the sale. Prospective purchasers must tender a cashier’s check for the full amount of the purchase immediately at the conclusion of the sale. Except for the warranty that this sale is authorized by law, absolutely no warranties of sale are made. The park reserves the right to postpone and reschedule the sale without further notice. The general public will have access to the Mobilehome Park premises for purposes related to this Asale. This sale does not include any contents of the unit and the successful bidder is responsible for the lawful disposition of all remaining contents of the unit. The Mobilehome is described as: One (1) 1976 Fleetwood Single Family Mobile Home; California HCD Decal No.: LBB1340; Serial Nos.: 9276A/B; HUD Label/ Insignia Nos.: 247636 & 247635; Length: 48’; Width: 24’. Santiago Island Village’s claim for sums unpaid for October 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017, is set forth above and must be paid by the registered owner or other party in interest within 10 days of this notice in order to redeem the mobilehome, remove it from Space F224 and stop the sale. The Registered Owner’s payment of the sums demanded by this Notice will not reinstate the tenancy (andsub-tenancy, if any) under a rental agreement in default. NOTICE TO CONSUMER: The law gives you the thirty (30) days after you receive this Notice to dispute the validity of the debt or any part of it. If you do not dispute it within that period, I will assume the debt is valid. If you do dispute it - by notifying me in writing to that effect - I will, as required by law, obtain and mail to you proof of the debt. The law does not require me to wait until the end of the 30 day period before proceeding to collect this debt. If, however,

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-00001235-00 The name of the business: Beach Cottage Designs Located at: 2319 El Monte Dr. In: Oakley, CA, 94561 is hereby registered by the following owner: Krystal Gail Emery. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on January 1, 2017. Signature of registrant: Krystal Emery. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 23, 2017 by Deputy C. Garcia Expires 2/23/2022 Oakley Press No. 030477 72636 Publish dates: March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001335-00 The name of the business: Time Savers Located at: 938 Jordan Court In: Oakley, CA 94561 is hereby registered by the following owner: Lisa Mary Stange. 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: Lisa M Stange. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 28, 2017 by Deputy C. Pittman Expires 2/28/2022 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 72661 Publish dates: March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0001361-00 The name of the business: Delta Clips Lawn Care Located at: 443 Cornish Court In: Oakley, CA 94561 is hereby registered by the following owner: Fred Saengchalern. 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: Fred Saengchalern. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: March 1, 2017 by Deputy A. Gnecco Expires 3/1/2022 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 72689 Publish dates: March 17, 24, 31, April 7, 2017. NOTICE OF LIEN SALE Live Oak Storage, 1315 Main Street, Oakley Ca. 94561, has possessory lien on all of the goods stored in the prospective units below. The Goods are described as Furniture, Tools, and miscellaneous personal Property .Items being sold pursuant to the assertion of the lien on April 6, 2017 at 8:45 am. In order to collect the amounts due from you the sale will take place at 1315 Main Street, Oakley, Ca. 94561, County of Contra Costa, State of California, This Lien Sale is pursuant to Chapter 10, Section 21700-21716 of the California Self Service Storage Facility Act. 19 Chris Houston 68 Michael Parkinson 113 Michael Shaw 959 Matthew Dotson Auction is to be held by and John Cardoza # 5860870. Owner reserves the right to bid at the sale. Purchase must be cash only paid at time of the sale. Sale is subject to prior cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. Oakley Press No. 03-0477 72793 Publish Dates: March 24, 31, 2017. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections 21700-2 1716 of the Business & Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Penal Code and provisions of the Civil Code. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on the 7th DAY OF April 2017, TIME 9:00AM on the premises where said property has been stored and which are located at Premier Self Storage, 2150 Main Street, Oakley, CA 94561 County of Contra Costa, State of California, the following: Jobina Urenda- Al03 John F Kennedy - C617

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OAKLEY March 5, 12:44 a.m. Loiterers were seen at East Summerfield Court and Fairhaven Way. March 5, 1:40 a.m. Officers investigated a suspicious circumstance on the 1700 block of Domaine Way. March 5, 4:58 a.m. An attempt was made to defraud an innkeeper on the 3800 block of Oak Grove Court. March 5, 8:14 a.m. Police arrested an individual for unauthorized possession. March 5, 11:01 a.m. Reckless driving was reported at Mellowood and Anvilwood drives. March 5, 11:01 a.m. Officers conducted a suspicious-vehicle stop at Wildcat Way and Gardenia Avenue. March 5, 12:51 p.m. A residential burglary was reported on the 4600 block of Lariat Lane. March 5, 2:13 p.m. Police arrested an individual for evading officers on West Cypress Place and Empire Avenue. March 5, 3:40 p.m. An incident of petty theft occurred on the 4200 block of Gold Run Drive. March 5, 5:22 p.m. Officers arrested an individual for burglary on the 100 block of East Cypress Road. March 5, 6:25 p.m. A neighbor dispute was reported on the 4200 block of Mehaffey Way. March 6, 2:04 a.m. A noncriminal death was reported on Empire Avenue and Laurel Road. March 6, 6:20 a.m. Police conducted a suspicious-vehicle stop at Almond Grove Elementary School. March 6, 6:47 a.m. An automobile was burglarized on the 100 block of Whitney Court. March 6, 8:29 a.m. An automobile burglary was reported on the 4100 block of Mehaffey Way. March 6, 2:39 p.m. On Rose Avenue and Longhorn Way, a resident reported an incident of trespassing.

March 6, 3:04 p.m. On the 200 block of Robinwood Avenue, a resident reported their identity had been stolen. March 6, 3:04 p.m. Officers intervened in a verbal dispute on the 1800 block of Teresa Lane. March 6, 3:47 p.m. A suspicious subject was reported on the 300 block of Frandoras Circle. March 6, 5:20 p.m. An automobile burglary was reported on the 900 block of Chianti Way. March 6, 5:41 p.m. A hit-and-run misdemeanor was reported on the 3100 block of Main Street. March 6, 7:07 p.m. On the 1200 block of Sierra Trail Road, a resident reported a violation of a restraining order. March 6, 9:30 p.m. On the 1200 block of Sierra Trail Road, a resident reported a violation of a restraining order. March 6, 10:09 p.m. Police conducted a suspicious-vehicle stop at Main Street and Big Break Road. March 6, 10:37 p.m. An individual was arrested for possession of paraphernalia on Main Street and Bridgehead Road. March 7, 1:55 a.m. Animal cruelty was reported on West Cypress Road and O’Hara Avenue. March 7, 3:38 a.m. A suspicious subject was reported at Malicoat Avenue and Dobson Street. March 7, 7:45 a.m. A hit-and-run misde-

meanor occurred on the 1700 block of Fairhaven Court. March 7, 9:49 a.m. Officers conducted a suspicious-vehicle stop at Stony Hill Circle and Edmeades Court. March 7, 3:36 p.m. A public nuisance was reported on the 3400 block of Main Street. March 7, 3:45 p.m. On the 4000 block of Courtland Drive, a resident reported their identity had been stolen. March 7, 8:11 p.m. A residential burglary was reported on the 2100 block of Harborage Way. March 8, 1:27 a.m. Police conducted a suspicious-person stop at Curtland and Locke Court. March 8, 9:27 a.m. A public nuisance was reported on the 70 block of Carol Lane. March 8, 10:41 a.m. A disturbance of the peace was reported on the 10 block of Red Barn Court.

ANTIOCH March 6, 5:24 p.m. A woman reported her boyfriend hit her in the face on Somersville Road. March 6, 8:20 p.m. Someone stole a washing machine from a residence on Rio Grande Drive. March 7, 4:31 a.m. A burglary was reported on Sunset Lane. March 7, 3:44 a.m. A suspect entered a residence through the back door and burglarized it on Asilomar Drive.

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your town your website March 8, 1:23 a.m. On Winterglen Drive, a resident reported being robbed at gunpoint by three teens. March 8, 8:55 a.m. A burglary was reported on Glenwood Drive. March 8, 2:37 p.m. A burglary was reported on Countrywood Drive. March 8, 3:32 p.m. A burglary was reported on West 18th Street. March 8, 5:04 p.m. On Eagleridge Drive, a man reported being attacked and robbed. March 8, 9:40 p.m. A person reported seeing someone destroying their property on Matterhorn Way. The suspect was described as wearing a grey jacket, black shorts and backpack. March 9, 1:41 p.m. A burglary was reported on Mark Twain Drive. March 9, 4:01 p.m. A burglary was reported on Elk Drive. March 10, 9:21 a.m. A resident reported he had been notified via a phone app that his home alarm was triggered on Willow Avenue. March 10, 6:25 p.m. An elderly resident reported being chased and robbed on Contra Loma Boulevard. March 10, 8:23 p.m. A burglary was reported on El Capitan Lane. March 10, 10:14 p.m. On Pearlite Way, an individual reported their back window had been broken and their home burglarized. March 11, 12:12 a.m. On G Street, a resident caught a burglar running out of their house with their laptop, license and credit cards. March 11, 1:03 p.m. A burglary was reported on Country Hills Drive. March 11, 3:02 p.m. A home was burglarized on Huntington Drive. During the crime, a sliding glass door was broken. March 11, 7:53 p.m. On Knollcrest Drive, a resident reported that two of their doors had been broken and they heard someone running. March 11, 11:09 p.m. A person reported being robbed at gunpoint on Larkspur Drive. The suspects were wearing masks, and the guns were equipped with lasers. March 11, 11:24 p.m. A burglary was reported on Mammoth Way.


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Bill from page 1 cy, and they do great work, but right now, we don’t have the resources to take it from elsewhere. To me, public safety trumps anything else.” The EBRPD has a district-wide annual expenditure budget of $194 million, according to Debra Auker, CFO and acting general manager of finance and management services for the EBRPD. Frazier’s proposal is to take some of those funds – $10.5 million – and redirect them to the ECCFPD. According to Frazier, the monies would allow for the opening of three additional fire stations with the possibility of paramedic stations as well. “I think the public will see this bill as a common-sense approach,” said Frazier. But Robert Doyle, general manager of the EBRPD, is not so sure.

Gazebo from page 1 tering the gazebo directly behind the farmer statue adjacent to the rose garden – would have required a small oak tree to be removed at a cost of at least $3,000. “Personally, I wanted to save a tree, and we still have plenty of room to get the gazebo in,” said Taylor, who believes the structure could be up by Memorial Day. “We are away from the water line. It’s where it should go, because if you remove a tree, it would be $8,000 for this and $3,000 for that.” It’s expected the new, lighted structure will be 20 feet by 20 feet and stand 12 feet tall, excluding the steeple. It will feature equipment to allow bands to hook up their instruments. The only drawback to the selected loca-

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“We are very much opposed to this idea,” said Doyle. “We were not involved in any conversation in this, and it would have a huge impact on county district services.” Doyle says while the district gets a large portion of its funding from tax rolls in Alameda and Contra Costa County, in East County, those numbers are significantly less. “We spend $7 million a year in East Contra Costa County, and we get just $700,000 a year collected from tax rolls (through a landscape and lighting district assessment),” said Doyle. “The whole district is already subsidizing East County. This is a case of robbing Peter to pay Paul, and it doesn’t make any sense. If it passes, there are going to be major impacts to our staff.” Aside from providing Alameda and Contra Costa counties with 119,890 acres of

parklands, open space and trails, the district serves as a California Special District, spending $4 million a year on its own fire department, which handles vegetation fires within the district, supplements the Morgan Territory Sunshine station and works with Cal Fire on mutual aid. State and federal dollars via bond Measure WW provide additional funding to the district. Frazier’s bill is the latest effort to save the beleaguered fire district. Three attempts at a tax were rejected by the public and a proposal – put forth by a grassroots group called East County Voters – to reallocate funds from local cities and school districts has been met with resistance by both city and school officials. Frazier believes AB 898 may be the ECCFPD’s best chance of survival. “I am cautiously optimistic,” said Frazier.

“It is the public’s money they have been paying into since 1992. Shouldn’t they have the opportunity to decide if they want it spent elsewhere? Again, public safety is paramount. The sacrifices these (firefighters) are making are actually impairing their health. It’s not fair.” Doyle agrees that it is not fair, but for a different reason. “This bill would be taking away money from all the other communities to serve East County; how is that fair?” asked Doyle. “I would suggest that legislators stop cannibalizing other services. It’s a very bad and dangerous precedent. We humbly request that Assemblyman Frazier reconsider this bill.” To read AB 898 and AB 899, visit https:// a11.asmdc.org/. For more information about the EBRPD, visit www.ebparks.org. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

tion is it allows for only one pathway to the outside sidewalk along 2nd Street, said Management Analyst Gail Leech. Creating a second pathway to the other sidewalk would require about 30 feet of grass to be removed and replaced with cement. “We looked at two locations back there,” she said. “They each come with a few complications.” Now that a location has been established, Taylor can move forward with his volunteer project. Since the idea was first proposed in June of last year, Taylor has collected $7,500 in donations; a free supply of rebar lumber and nails; and guarantees from several volunteers to help reconstruct the structure. About

$1,080 has already been spent on structural design and permit fees. “That money is sitting there for future obstacles that could arise,” said Taylor. Taylor’s fellow councilmembers appear to be on board with the return of the iconic piece in the park. “I think a gazebo in City Park would be beautiful, and I definitely love the design,” said Councilmember Claudette Staton. Fellow Councilmember Joel Bryant applauded the location as a place where people can sit and enjoy park events without being exposed to the elements. Councilmember Karen Rarey, who voted in support of the location, led a chorus of support for placing a second gazebo in Vet-

eran’s Park, the park and recreation commission’s preferred location for the first gazebo. Rarey said a gazebo would fit nicely at Veteran’s Park, since weddings and other events could be held at the nearby senior center. In addition, local veteran groups that routinely hold events at the location could benefit. “It gives us an opportunity at Veteran’s Park to have an actual area during the veterans’ Memorial Day for people to get up and speak from,” she said. Taylor said building a second gazebo wasn’t out of the question, but getting one built in City Park is his priority. “Maybe I will be on a mission to do two, but I can only do one right now,” Taylor said. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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For print, email your events to calendar@brentwoodpress.com one week prior to publication. For online, post your events for free on The Press Community Calendar www.thepress.net/calendar.

Events Friday, March 24 IHMC Fish Fry

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and Knights of Columbus are hosting Friday night fish fries, from now through April 7, from 4 to 7 p.m., at 500 Fairview Ave., in Brentwood. Come out for a fish or shrimp dinner, for only $12 and $13, respectively. Seniors and youth under 12 are $9. All dinners include French fries, coleslaw and soda. For more information or tickets, call 925-719-1413.

Fish Fry

The Knights of Columbus council 13899 hosts a fish fry at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2800 Camino Diablo Road, in Byron, every Friday, now through April 7, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are sold at the door, $12 for adults and $5 for children. Dinner includes fish, French fries, coleslaw and dessert. For more information, call 925-642-2307.

“Once Upon a Mattress”

Deer Valley Academy of Performing Arts presents “Once Upon a Mattress,” at the school theater, on March 24 and 25, at 7 p.m., and March 25, at 2 p.m. This comedy tells the ‘true’ story of “The Princess and the Pea,” in a kingdom where no one can get married until their prince finds his true princess. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for students and $5 for children under 10, if purchased online and $2 more per ticket if purchased at the door. For more information, visit http://dvhs-antioch-ca.schoolloop. com/dvapa.

Fiber Arts

Oakley Senior Center presents Oakley Fiber Arts every Friday, now through March 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 215 2nd St., in Oakley. Bring your own projects and get help – from quilting, applique, knitting and crocheting to needlework, scrapbooking and more. For more information, contact Donna Baker at 925-628-4076. Saturday, March 25.

Saturday, March 25 Tax Workshop Sen. Steve Glazer and Earn it! Keep it! Save it! Contra Costa invite residents to a free tax-assistance workshop at 420 W. 3rd St., in Antioch, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A number of documents are required of you to bring when you attend, which are listed at https://goo.gl/g6Q1cO. For more information, call 925-754-1461.

Tax Assistance

Opportunity Junction holds a free lesson on tax preparation on March 25, at 10 a.m., and March 31, at 6 p.m., at 3102 Delta Fair Blvd., in Antioch. A certified session leader will guide you through preparing taxes, using a simple web interface. There is no charge, but you must meet income guidelines. For more information, visit www. opportunityjunction.org or call 925-776-1133.

Backyard Chicken Workshop

Sustainable Contra Costa hosts a workshop on how to raise backyard chickens, from 10 a.m. to noon, at a private home in Walnut Creek. Learn about starting chicks, designing a coop, food, bird health and more. Address details available upon registration. For more information, visit www.sustainablecoco.org.

Sunday, March 26 “That’s Our Snow White!”

The California Theatre in Pittsburg presents “That’s Our Snow White!” at 2 p.m., at 351 Railroad Ave., in Pittsburg, and on April 1, at 1 and 3 p.m., at 4444 Railroad Ave., in Pleasanton. Come see this musical spoof with the entire family. Tickets are $12 to $15. For more information or tickets, visit www.pittsburgcaliforniatheatre. com or www.ebctonline.org.

Monday, March 27 Advanced Email

Opportunity Junction holds a free, two-week class on intermediate through advanced details of Microsoft Outlook, on March 27, from 6 to 9 p.m., at 3102 Delta Fair Blvd., in Antioch. Fine-tune your email and calendar skills. For more information, visit www.opportunityjunction.org or call 925-776-1133.

Delta Informal Gardeners

Delta Informal Gardeners will host its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m., at the Brentwood Community Methodist Church, 809 Second St., in Brentwood. Julie Haas-Wajdowicz will speak on worm composting. For more information, email cmmiller077@ yahoo.com.

Tuesday, March 28 Email Basics

Opportunity Junction holds a free lesson on email basics on Tuesdays and Thursdays, now through March 28, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at 3102 Delta Fair Blvd., in Antioch. Learn how to create a free email account and to send and receive messages. There is no charge, but you must meet income guidelines. For more information, visit www.opportunityjunction.org or call 925-776-1133.

Wednesday, March 29 Ancient Language and History

Ha Derech presents Ancient Language, History and Culture of the Bible, every Wednesday at 7 p.m., in the Raley’s community room, 2400 Sand Creek Road, in Brentwood. This lesson is free to the public. For more information, contact Janelle Larsen at 209-642-0278.

Sunday, April 2 Casino Trip

Oakley Senior Citizens presents a Jackson Rancheria casino bus trip, leaving at 8 a.m., from the senior center parking lot, 215 Second St., in Oakley. Trip includes round-trip, motor coach transportation, $20 bonus cash on card or $25 for table games. The trip cost is $30, and reservations must be made by March 31. For more information, call at 925-626-7413.

Sign-ups Microsoft Office Course

Liberty Adult Education Center is offering a self-paced program, on Wednesdays, March 29 through May 31, from 6 to 9 p.m. It is geared to prepare students of all levels to use the suite in work settings to improve their marketability. Cost is $125 plus textbook and USB flash drive. For more information, contact 925-634-2565.

Accounting Course

Liberty Adult Education Center is offering a bookkeeping and accounting course, Thursdays, from March 30 to June 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. The course will cover terms, concepts and applications of a double-entry system for a service business. Cost is $125 plus textbook, access cards for online Workbook and Automated Accounting. For more information or to sign up, call 925-634-2565.

Brentwood Library Foundation Volunteers

The Brentwood Library Foundation is looking for people for a unique volunteer opportunity. People are needed who can use a computer, contact donors and help the fundraising committee. For more information, contact Ellen Moser at ellynne.moser@gmail.com or 650-400-7208.

Striped Bass Dinner

California Striped Bass Association (CSBA) West Delta Chapter holds its monthly dinner meeting at Bridge Marina Yacht Club, 20 Fleming Lane, in Antioch, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dinner costs $17, and reservations are required. For more

information or reservations, contact Tom Coss at tomcoss8@comcast.net or 925-699-1699.

Genealogy Class

Liberty Adult Education offers Beginning Genealogy with Sabina Brooks, at 929 2nd St., in Brentwood, every Tuesday from March 28 through April 25, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The class covers strategies for building your family tree, organizing data, preserving records and more. For more information or to register, contact 925-634-2565.

Delta Gallery Art Classes

Delta Gallery offers a wide variety of creative art classes for all ages. Classes for kids include oil painting and themed classes. Workshops for adults and teens include drawing, jewelry design, oil painting and paint-and-wine events. The classes are located at 2485 Sand Creek Road in the Streets of Brentwood Shopping Center, Brentwood. For more information, visit www. deltagallery.com or call 925-516-5935.

Girl Scouts of Nor Cal

Girl Scouts of Nor Cal seeks girls and adults to join its leadership team. Contact infogirlscouts@ yahoo.com with your girl’s name, grade, school, address and phone number or adult leadership interest.

Volunteer Drivers Needed

Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteer drivers to deliver meals to homebound seniors in far East Contra Costa County. Drivers are needed Monday through Friday, for approximately two to two and a half hours, starting at 10:30 a.m. on the scheduled delivery day. For more information for Oakley, Brentwood, Bethel Island or Discovery Bay areas, call 925-625-4545. For more information for Antioch, Pittsburg or Bay Point areas, call 925-954-8736.

Brentwood Blaze Cheer

Brentwood Blaze Cheer is hosting a high school readiness cheer program for kids in fifth through eighth grade. The program does not have tryouts or cuts, and focuses on teaching jumps, tumbling, stunting and try-out techniques. Practices are ongoing, Tuesday and Thursday evenings in Brentwood. Uniforms may be purchased or borrowed, and performances are held locally throughout the year. For more information, call 925-848-8422 or email brentwoodblazecheer@gmail.com.

El Campanil Theatre 602 W. Second Street Antioch ORDER TICKETS PHONE: (925) 757-9500 OR ONLINE: www.elcampaniltheatre.com

Chicago..The Tribute Saturday March 25 8:00 pm El Campanil Theatre and the International Film Showcase Present

My Life As A Zuchinni (Switzerland) Academy Award Nominee Best Animated Film Sunday March 26 2:00 pm

Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra Fairy Tales, Fantasy & Legend

Saturday April 1 2:00 pm

The Four Aces Love Is A Many Splendored Thing

Saturday April 8

2:00 pm

The Sun Kings

A Beatles Tribute As Nature Intended Saturday April 22 8:00 pm

Hula Classes

Halau Kawaikahe Lani Malie is now accepting new students, 8 years old and older, to join hula classes. Learn the beauty, art and meaning of hula dancing and the histor ay and language of the Hawaiian people. Classes are every other Friday, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in Brentwood. For more information, call Kapi’olani at 925-550-5656.

On the Horizon Monday, April 3 NARFE Meeting

National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Delta Chapter, will meet at noon, at Denny’s, 4823 Lone Tree Way, in Antioch. Marcelle Indelicato, from Contra Costa County Emergency Services, will be the guest speaker. For more information, call Gaylin Zeigler at 925-513-0053.

Saturday, April 8 Football Camp

Heritage High School will be holding its spring football camp, from 9 a.m. to noon, on the school turf. This annual event is for fifth- through eighth-grade students and is a great way for student athletes to tune up for the season. Cost is $35 and includes a T-shirt. For more information, email heritagefrosh@hotmail.com.

El Campanil Theatre and the International Film Showcase Present

Frantz

Sunday April 23 2:00 pm

William Florian

Those Were The Days

The Spirit & Songs of the 60’s

Sunday April 30 3:00 pm

The Reluctant Dragon

El Campanil Children's Theatre May 12 7:30 pm May 13 7:30 pm Performed by the children of El Campanil Children's Theatre.

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