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Late-season rains threaten bumper crop of cherries

May 24, 2019

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by Tony Kukulich Staff Writer

In late winter and early spring, expectations for an outstanding cherry season were high as the crop began to take shape, but recent cool, wet weather has local farmers scrambling to preserve the promise of high crop yields. The late-season rains present two problems: rain sitting on growing cherries can cause the skin to split, ruining the fruit, and it can cut short the already brief cherry season by dissuading customers from coming out. Muddy parking lots and orchards are less than ideal on U-pick farms, and many farms closed this past weekend or have delayed their opening until the fields begin to dry out. But despite the challenges and some crop loss, farmers remain optimistic about the remainder of the season. “I don’t think we’ve had a total left turn,” said Jessica Enos, marketing director for 5 Star Cherries. “Clearly there’s been rain. Clearly the farmers are out there doing everything they can to mitigate the damage and still see Cherries page 22A

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Glenn Stonebarger, A business partner in G&S Farms, checks on the efforts to pick cherries in a 13-acre orchard in Brentwood, on Saturday, May 18. Lateseason rains prompted farmers to pick their cherry crops earlier than planned to minimize damage to the fruit.

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It didn’t take long for Brentwood’s new Assistant City Manager, Terrence Grindall, to earn the trust of his colleagues – about a month into his new job, he was handed the agency’s keys as acting city manager, while Gus Vina was on vacation. The keys weren’t Grindall’s for long, but when he assumes his everyday position, his impact will be felt: he’s gearing up to drive forward the city’s economic development. “I am very excited to be coming to Brentwood,” he said. “There are a lot of opportunities here.” The 29-year economic development veteran, who previously served as Newark’s assistant city manager and community develop-

ment director, steps into a longvacant Brentwood role. His annual salary will be $202,024. “He has many years and great experience in land-use policy, community development and economic development,” said City Manager Gus Vina during his official city introduction. Grindall is once again thrust into the center of a city’s economic development, which includes everything from community marketing and retailer attraction, to streamlining development processes and organizing events. Just a handful of early goals include: promoting Brentwood’s development potential; increasing the city’s per-capita sales tax base through retail recruitment; and attracting high-quality local jobs. “It’s very important in this

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The Liberty Union High School District’s new bus barn is taking shape. Construction on the $8.1 million facility is scheduled for completion this fall. next few years.” The project is courtesy of the $122 million bond secured by Measure U, which voters passed in 2016. In addition to Liberty’s bus barn, Measure U monies will fund 16 classrooms and additional parking at each of the three school sites. Heritage High is slated for a culinary arts building with a greenhouse, Liberty will welcome a new aquatic center, and Oakley’s Freedom High receives a new performing arts theater. Beyond those higher-profile projects, a laundry list of repairs, upgrades and se-

curity features will be implemented across the district. “When we passed that bond three years ago, we wanted to somewhat equalize our school sites,” Volta explained. “Liberty is unique in that it needs a lot more to make it equal to the other sites ... We decided if we moved transportation to the corner, we would have more room on campus for parking and an aquatic center.” Paul Melloni is the district’s director of facilities and one of the employees directly benefiting from the new building. He

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More art pieces will soon take shape around town by Kyle Szymanski Staff Writer

Brentwood officials recently put the finishing touches on a refined list of future public art locations. The multi-phase, nine-project series, prioritized by the city’s art commission, and later approved by the city council, includes plans for pieces at key city entrances, at the library, along the Dainty Avenue and Central Boulevard creek area, on the hill west of the Highway 4 bypass and various other locations. The projects will be funded through the city’s public-art program, which requires developers and public projects to either add art as part of their work, or pay an in-lieu fee. Nearly $2.7 million currently sits in the two funds, combined.

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“They will be handled as separate projects instead of one giant project,” said Recreation Manager Kris Farro. The list begins with two sculptures, slated for the Sand Creek median in front of the Streets of Brentwood and along Brentwood Boulevard, near the Brentwood Police Station and the palm-tree landscaped area. Both will hopefully be completed by the end of the year, Farro said. Davis McCarty’s “Branch Out,” along the Sand Creek Road median, will feature intricately carved branches twisting organically into the sky, with the tree motif paying homage to Brentwood’s agricultural history and suggesting that the city has the freedom to grow into a new identity. Douwe Blumberg’s “Fields of Time,” near the police station, will showcase a wide variety of elements, including tractors, farm workers and ranchers, intended to represent the area’s agriculture evolution in a fun and visually interesting, linear-timeline approach. The locations and designs were both narrowed down by an ad-hoc subcommittee composed of city council and art commission members, and later approved by the full art commission and city council. “Initially we put the call out nationally, not just locally, so that we could get a broad variety of artists, and we did,” said Art Commissioner Cindy Lee, a member of the subcommittee. “We narrowed it down and reviewed over 180 artists.” Both pieces are unique, Lee added. “Davis McCarty’s work was very con-

temporary and forward-thinking, which I really liked and see Brentwood moving towards,” she said. “Douwe Blumberg’s piece really represented the past, present and future of Brentwood farming, which I know will be pleasing to the people who have lived in Brentwood all their lives.” McCarty and Blumberg are eligible to receive up to $175,000 for their work, which includes artwork design, fabrication, delivery, installation and travel. The city council is expected to finalize a contract with Blumberg by the end of this month or early next month, and with McCarty in late June or early July, Farro said. “I think both of the art pieces will be very attractive,” said Brentwood City Councilmember Karen Rarey. “I really like the second one near the entrance to our town that depicts the history of ag’ in our area. I think that is a great way to welcome people into Brentwood.” Another project on the horizon involves the possible installation of up to 60 art pieces in the library, Carleton said. The nonprofit Brentwood Library Foundation has contributed $88,065 toward the effort. A call for artwork is scheduled for the summer, with installation likely occurring in the fall, Farro said. Other future projected art locations include the roundabout just past Garin Parkway, near Oak Street and Lott Drive; on the corner of Oak Street and Walnut Boulevard; and on the northeast corner of Sand Creek Road and O’Hara Avenue. For a complete future-location list, visit www.urlzs.com/ondnC.

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Last cattle drive for Alameda County Fair Hundreds of hooves will tromp through the streets of downtown Pleasanton for the final time as the Alameda County Fair hosts the ‘last ride’ of its opening day cattle drive. The event will feature over 150 large steers parading down Main Street, as well as a procession of cowfolk, fair entertainers and more. The cattle drive begins at 10:30 a.m. on June 14 and will run from the fairgrounds through downtown Pleasanton. This will be the final opportunity for people to witness a real, live cattle drive through a major urban area.

Legacy from page 8A They shared the same understanding that their success was due, in part, to their strong mothers, and the generations of strong women that had brought them together. IT Avalon donates 5 percent of all net profits to the Shirley Ann Foundation annually at each IT Avalon location. John and Carisa, alongside IT Avalon, believe giving back in honor of the brave and strong matriarchs of their family is the legacy they choose to leave to their family. The Inaugural Shirley Ann Foundation Benefit Concert and Auction

“We are looking forward to the ‘last ride’ of our opening day cattle drive,” said Angel Moore, vice president of business development. “It has been a wonderful opening celebration, but the Alameda County Fair is always changing and evolving. We want to be able to create new, fun experiences that will keep all our fair-goers excited about attending year after year.” Some downtown businesses will be giving away free fair tickets while supplies last, and the Museum on Main will provide fun activities for kids. Fair admission is free on will take place on June 15 from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Blackhawk Auto Museum, 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, in Danville. Tickets are $100 each, and are available at www.shirleyannfoundation.org for purchase. Tickets must be purchased in advance. You can also contact 925736-2280, or 925-786-5366 for more information. All proceeds will benefit The Shirley Ann Foundation, which is an IRS recognized 501(c) tax-exempt nonprofit organization. To comment visit www.thepress.net

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Nancy is survived by her loving husband, Dan Pacheco; devoted children, David Owen, John Borra and Danielle Middleton (Clint); grandchildren Annika, Ami and Gunner Borra; Jack and Johnnie May Middleton. Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life at the Brentwood Neighborhood Church, 50 Birch St., Brentwood, on Saturday, May 25, 2019, from 3 to 6 p.m.

January 16, 1947 – April 27, 2019 A longtime resident of Brentwood, Nancy passed away peacefully on Saturday April 27, 2019, after a valiant battle with leukemia. She died with beloved family and friends by her side. She touched many lives with her gentle spirit and positive outlook on life. Nancy was born in Stockton, CA, and graduated from Stagg High School in 1965. Nancy enjoyed a satisfying and fulfilling career in the medical field for over thirty years. She retired from Sutter Delta Memorial Hospital in 2011. Nancy was full of life and always energetic. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing and camping. She always looked forward to the annual family camping trip to Markleeville, California.

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Rain and conversations It rained here all weekend, which for this area is very unusual. After all, it’s May in California, and the clouds were not getting the message that it’s time for sunshine, warm weather and clear skies. As I looked out my Senior window, ready to orner be slightly annoyed, I heard the phone ring, and it was one of my grandsons calling from Tennessee. Immediately, I began to enjoy the steady sound of the Marla rain, along with my Luckhardt slightly darkened living room. I stopped my indoor chores and plopped myself down on the couch to spend some time on the phone with him. We talked for over half an hour about everything and anything, and I realized just how important that relationship is. The generation gap between this old hippie and my sweet millennial did not apply as we chatted away about life. I consider myself extremely lucky that he keeps me involved and feels free to talk about any subject with me. This is true for all of the grands, and I treasure every call or visit. Grandparents and great grandparents should always be there to listen when these children and young adults reach out for support and encouragement. They should be comfortable to share their feelings without fear of judgment or chastisement. If you read my resume, it is based solely on the grandparent handbook. Of course, there is not really one of these books, nor do I have a resume at this point, but if there was, it would reiterate that, I am sure. The interesting part of the grandchild and grandparent relationship is that there is not a lot of difference between us at all. At his age, he is finding his way through the combination of school, work and living away from home. At that age, I did too. We spoke about relationships, what he is really looking for in his future and how the person he will spend his life with should be more than just a pretty face. His thoughts, but I concurred, of course. I knew that too, and even though Grandpa was much more than just a pretty face, he was indeed awfully handsome (he still is). My grandson brought up finances and how being on his own for the most part is a juggling act from paycheck to paycheck. He has his first apartment, which means rent, utilities, food and car expenses just to mention the basics. I too, had my first apartment around his age and could totally empathize. He asked advice about investing when he saves

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up enough for it to make sense, while assuring me he has been socking money away for his future. Since he was a small child, we always told him to spend a little, save a lot. I had wonderful grandparents. They spoiled me as much as they could, but I never doubted the love and protection they afforded me. I felt safe with them, unconditionally. My grandmother would take my hand, and in hers would be a few dollars. She would whisper to me, “Here’s some spending money, don’t tell your grandfather.” He would then do the same thing five minutes later, and I can assure you, they both knew what the other was doing. It was a sweet game, but I was certainly not going to say a thing. The grandchildren they had were their world, and we felt it every time they hugged us. I try to emulate them as much as possible. I want the grandchildren to know that I am here for them no matter what. I hope they all know that all they have to do is call and I am there. It’s in that job description that I mentioned and I take it very seriously. Many of my peers have been blessed with grandchildren. I see dozens of posts on Facebook from my grandma friends and grandpas too. These are the posts that I enjoy the most, since it is pure unconditional love that promotes the dozens of pictures and videos. We all need to do our job as grandparents – not to smother, but to be there. Not to intrude, but to catch them when they start to fall. Not to disrupt their lives, but to ease the growing pains and listen with both ears and our one heart. Not to overstay our welcome, but to enjoy the moments that we have with them. We are their comfort zone. A phone call or a visit or a card means the world to a grandparent, and most of the time, that is all we need in return. When this grandchild was a little boy, he told me that a grandparent has a few jobs. They are there to love, kiss, hug, spoil and repeat when necessary. It was the best set of job requirements I ever had and still do. Marla Luckhardt is a Brentwood resident who works with senior care and advocacy groups. Email her at marla2054@aol.com.

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Heritage baseball team advances to North Coast Section semifinals by Kyle Szymanski Staff Writer

The sixth-seed Heritage baseball team entered its quarterfinal playoff game as underdogs with third-seed Acalanes May 17. But the Patriots did anything but play the part. The Patriots’ Bryce Arana went 2 for 3 with two RBI, Keith Jones drove in another run, and pitchers Reece Dexter and Jeffrey Heinrich held the Dons to one run on four hits, as Heritage emerged 5-1 winners. Heritage (20-6) was scheduled to travel to second-seed Amador Valley at 5 p.m. on Wednesday for the right to play for a North Coast Section Division 1 championship. “These guys are just really resilient, and they got the job done,” said Heritage head coach Kevin Brannan. Arana’s sixth-inning RBI single, scoring Ryan Troye, broke a one-all tie, and the Patriots padded their lead with three runs in the top of the seventh while batting around to pull out the victory. Starter Dexter held the Dons (233) to one run on four hits and struck out five in 4/2/3 innings, before Heinrich held Acalanes hitless the rest of the way while striking out two. “When Heinrich came in, you could just tell he really wanted the ball, and we kind of just let him go and do his thing,” Brannan said. “He was on tonight, and that is going to be big going forward — that confidence he can carry over into the next game and hopefully beyond that.” Heritage cycled through four Dons’ pitchers, with four runs coming off Nick

Heritage baseball team members celebrate following the Patriots 5-1 win over Acalanes in the North Coast Section quarterfinals. The Patriots are one win away from playing top-seed De La Salle for the North Coast Section title.

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Kresnak, who surrendered four hits and two walks in one inning of work. The Patriots’ Ryan Jackson went 3 for 3 at the plate with a run scored, and Tom Rover, Chaz Myers, Casey Turturici, and Troye each added a hit. Jones’ third-inning sacrifice fly off Dons’ starter Logan Hurd scored Myers, giving Heritage a 1-0 lead, but Cole Murgia’s fifth-inning double off Dexter scored Davis Diaz to tie the game at one for the Dons. But the Patriots immediately bounced back. Arana’s sixth-inning single, scoring Troye from second, gave Heritage a

2-1 lead, and three more Patriots runs crossed the plate in the seventh, when Heritage racked up three singles and three walks—all the hits and two of the walks off Kresnak—and sent nine batters to the plate. Jackson’s single, the third of three to lead off the inning, scored Rover to put Heritage up 3-1, and a wild pitch and a bases-loaded walk later in the inning brought home Heritage’s fourth and fifth runs. “They [the Patriots] feed off each other,” Brannan said. “We got that little rally going and just kept it going.” Heritage now turns its attention to

second-seed Amador Valley (22-4) for the right to play the winner of top-seed De La Salle (27-1) for the North Coast Section Division 1 title. “They (Amador Valley) are a quality club,” Brannan said. “They are a wellcoached team. We played them before in the playoffs. I am not expecting anything but a good, quality club when we show up on Wednesday. We’ll take our chances.” For full results of Heritage’s game with Amador Valley, scheduled to occur after this newspaper went to print, visit www.thepress.net. To view a video and a slideshow, visit w.thepress.net/multimedia

BVAL athletes move on to state track championship by Michael Dixon Correspondent

The best track and field athletes the North Coast Section (NCS) has to offer gathered at Diablo Valley College for the ultra-competitive NCS Meet of Champions (MOC) last weekend. The ultimate goal for every athlete at the MOC was to perform well enough to make the state meet. The Bay Valley Athletic League (BVAL) will be represented at state in five different events. Four of those representatives will be from Pittsburg, while the other will be from Antioch. Pirates senior John Maka was the only BVAL athlete to win a MOC event. He finished first in the discus at 181 feet, 3 inches. Junior Trinity Bolden came in third

in the 100-meter race at 12.18 seconds. Panthers sophomore Jailen Weaver placed sixth in the shot put (48 feet, 4 3/4 inches). All three will be in the state meet. Pittsburg will also send both 4×100 relay teams to state. The girls team of junior Elaija Danridge, sophomore Ariane Nelson, junior Aqeelah Hasim and Bolden finished second at the MOC with a time of 48.81. Meanwhile, the boys team of sophomore Clarence Strong, senior Willie Harts III, junior Jonzi Smith, and senior Jalen Adams came in third at 43.09. While no other BVAL athletes qualified for state, a number of others stood out as among the NCS’s best. The league showed particularly strong in the boys discus and long jump events. In both cases, three BVAL athletes finished in the top 10. Behind Maka in the discus was Weav-

er, who came in third with a distance of 165-08.00. Liberty sophomore Akili Calhoun placed ninth at 136-00.00. In the long jump, Freedom senior Giovanni Larrea came in fourth (22-03.50), Pittsburg senior Premier Murphy finished seventh (22-11.50), while Deer Valley’s Patrick Robinson took 10th place (21-06.25). Larrea also came in 10th in the triple jump (4211.25). Finishing right behind Pittsburg in the boys 4×100 relay was Antioch. The quartet of Jayson Wade, Ahmon Jones, Brandon Canty and Aaron Lacy took fourth with a time of 43.40. Heritage showed well in the girls 4×400 relay. The team of Sabrina Rogers, Kaya Scott, Lauren Lane and Mariah Lang placed ninth (4:22.28). Patriots senior Ingrid Neukirchen finished seventh in

the girls 100 meters (12.32) and fifth in the 200 meters (25.57). In the boys 800-meter race, Heritage junior Gabriel Preciado took notched a sixth-place finish (1:57.86). Naturally, members of both of Pittsburg’s state relay teams also did well in individual races. Nelson took ninth in both the 100-meter dash (12.55) and 100-meter hurdles (18.56). Bolden, meanwhile, finished only one spot behind Neukirchen in the 200 (25.64). On the boys side, Smith took fifth in the 110-meter hurdles (15.62), while Adams posted a seventh-place finish in the 200 (22.92). Pirates senior Gabriella Serrianni also finished sixth in the shot put (36-02.50). The state championship meet will be held May 24-25 at Buchanan High School in Clovis.


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Ron Mohr, seen here with Brentwood Mayor Bob Taylor last year, will look to defend his PBA50 Northern California Classic title when the tournament returns to Harvest Park Bowl this weekend. season, for example, I was in a good position to win, but finished second three times. Before the start of this season, I didn’t think winning a 15th title was

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defend his Northern California Classic title at Harvest Park Bowl. The 62-yearold Mohr, who also won in 2011, handed Williams one of his three runner-up finishes in 2018 with a come-from-behind 237-218 title match victory for his 10th career PBA50 Tour title. Other notables entered in the Northern California Classic are Haugen, who finished third in 2018, and PBA hall of famers Bryan Goebel, Amleto Monacelli (2015 and 2017 Northern California Classic winner), Parker Bohn III, Tom Baker (2014 winner) and Norm Duke. Williams currently leads the PBA50 Tour points list with 18,930 points — 10,330 ahead of Haugen’s 8,660. The fifth stop of the 2019 season starts with an eight-game qualifier on Sunday, May 26, with squads at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., followed by a secondround qualifier on May 27. Cashers and match-play rounds begin at 8 a.m. on May 28, which will determine the topfive players for the stepladder finals at 6:30 p.m. The practice session is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 25, with pro-am squads scheduled for 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. For more information on the professional tournament, visit pba.com/Tours/ Senior. For more information on the pro-am, visit .https://harvestparkbowl. com/leagues/tournaments/pro-am-tournament/. – Submitted by Jerry Schneider

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Freedom High School set to host camp, tournament Freedom High School will host unique community events for children and adults in the coming weeks. Tennis Camp The school is offering week-long tennis camps this summer, led by U.S. Professional Tennis Association-certified coach Steve Amaro. Sessions run June 11 to 14, June 24 to 27 and July 1 to 3. Sessions for those in grades two through eight run from 8:30 to 10 a.m.; grades nine through 12, from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. The courts will also be open from noon to 1 p.m. Cost is $45 per week ($33 for the July session) plus four unopened containers of tennis balls per student.

Attendees are required to wear nonmarking, soled tennis shoes and bring a tennis racquet. Registration forms are available at bit.ly/thepressnet_TennisCamp. For more information, call 925625-5900, ext. 3044. Or email Amaros@luhsd.net. Freedom Golf Tournament Players will tee off for the 16th annual Freedom High School Athletics Golf Tournament on Monday, June 10, at 8:30 a.m., at Deer Ridge Golf Club in Brentwood. The tournament, which raises money for the school’s general-athletics fund, also features a putting contest and raffle. Fees are $125 per tour-

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Heritage softball team advances in playoffs

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Thumb fit is key to bowling success In my travels as a professional coach, I see many elements of our game that are in need of correction or adjustment, but far and away, the most common is an incorrect fit of the bowler’s thumb. A span can be too short or too long, and occasionally, the Keglers pitches are askew, orner but nearly without exception, the thumb is a problem. A correctly fitted thumb is essential for allowing a relaxed swing without having to ‘grip’ the ball. Gripping the ball Duane tightens all the muscles Wilson of the arm and creates ‘steering’ of the natural plane of motion, which leads to greater inconsistency. When your pro shop operator delivers a ball to you after a fitting, all that should be left is a minor sanding and edge bevel for the near perfect fit, but many players take it upon themselves afterward to sand and grind away at the thumb to open it up to a looser fit. This spells disaster for their game by starting an endless task of tape in their hole, commercial texture tapes and the worst … powder. The thumb is the cornerstone of a good fit and without argument, the most difficult part of a drillers task when fitting a customer’s ball for a simple reason – no two are alike other than in function. They come

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hands contract and expand beyond the baseline fit. Some players have perspiration issues or swelling after extended play, so they opt for a slightly looser fit and build back up with white tape, but if I see more than three pieces of tape in a hole, the base fit needs correction. I’ve seen over 10 pieces in a thumb! Solutions to the constant adjustment syndrome are interchangeable grips for one. These grips can be quickly inserted and removed with a tool and are drilled in variants to the base size in increments of usually 1/64 of an inch. I have six different sizes, but seldom use more than three. Another step up is the ‘molded’ insert. A cast of the players thumb is made and

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The senior members of the Heritage boys’ golf team recently celebrated their 40 straight wins in league play. “This is the first team in four years where we don’t have a newcomer playing varsity,” said head coach Dave Fogelstrom earlier this season. “All the faces on the varsity are familiar. The seniors started with me during my first season four years ago. We have grown together and it’s been great seeing them develop.” Photo courtesy of Heritage Athletics

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LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TSG No.: 8603695 TS No.: B547856 FHA/ VA/PMI No.: APN: 017-520-034-4 Property Address: 1429 LEGEND LANE BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/04/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 06/19/2019 at 01:30 P.M., First American Title Insurance Company, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 08/15/2006, as Instrument No. 20060258568-00, in book , page , , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of California. Executed by: CATERINA M. HARRIS, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, 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 ofTrust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 017-520-034-4 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1429 LEGEND LANE, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513The 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 $ 168,399.39. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust has deposited all documents evidencing the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust and has declared all sums secured thereby immediately due and payable, and has caused a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be executed. 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 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 or visit this Internet Web http://search.nationwideposting.com/propertySearchTerms.aspx, using the file number assigned to this case B547856 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. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: First American Title Insurance Company 4795 Regent Blvd, Mail Code 1011-F Irving,TX 75063 First American Title Insurance Company MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE FOR TRUSTEES SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (916)939-0772 NPP0353727 To: BRENTWOOD PRESS 05/24/2019, 05/31/2019, 06/07/2019 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79947 Publish dates: May 24, 31, June 7, 2019. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Teresa Christine Laguna SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Teresa Christine Chavez CASE NUMBER: N19-0805

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TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Teresa Christine Laguna filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Teresa Christine Laguna b. Andrea Christina Laguna to Proposed Name: a. Teresa Christine Chavez b. Andrea Kristina Laguna 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: 06/24/19 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: 4/30/2019 Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79813 Publish Dates: May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Alterra Home Loans at 1070 Concord Ave., Ste 105, Concord, CA 94520. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on 11/16/2017 under File No. F-0006854-00 (*1) Alterra Group, LLC 350 S Rampart Blvd., Ste 310, Las Vegas, NV 89145 (**) This business was conducted by: a Limited Liability Co. Signature: Ben Slayton, CCO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 30, 2019 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79855 Publish dates: May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Extreme Motorsports at 8445 Brentwood Blvd., CA 94513 The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on 2-25-19 under File No. F-0001186-00 (*1) RCKB Enterprises LLC 1734 Chardonnay Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513 (**) This business was conducted by: A Limited Liability Co.. Signature: Ralph Cole. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra

Costa County on: May 3, 2019 Brentwood state or national bank, a check drawn by a state Press No. 02-1273 79862 Publish dates: May or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2019. state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank speciSTATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE fied in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME authorized to do business in this state; will be The following person(s) has abandoned the held by the duly appointed trustee as shown use of the fictitious business name Lever- below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed ageRX Mortgage at 1070 Concord Ave., to and now held by the trustee in the hereinSte 105, Concord, CA 94520. The fictitious after described property under and pursuant business name referred to above was filed to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale in Contra Costa County on 2/16/2018 under will be made in an“as is”condition, but without File No. F-0001121-00 (*1) Alterra Group, LLC covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, re350 S Rampart Blvd., Ste 310, Las Vegas, NV garding title, possession, or encumbrances, to 89145 (**) This business was conducted by: pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) a Limited Liability Co. Signature: Ben Slayton, secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and E. VP. This statement was filed with the Coun- late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), ty Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 30, advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, 2019 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79856 interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of Publish dates: May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019. the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE reasonably estimated to be set forth below.The OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME amount may be greater on the day of sale.TrusThe following persons has abandoned the use tor: Arieana Bell, a single woman, and Inno of the fictitious businesses name 1. Fancy Fer- Shaw, an unmarried man, as joint tenants. Duly riage by Horse & Carriage Appointed Trustee: National Default Servicing 2. Fancy Ferriage at 1033 Veterans Ct. Marti- Corporation Recorded 12/28/2017 as Instrunez, CA 94553 The fictitious business name re- ment No. 2017-0243773-00 (or Book, Page) ferred to above was filed in Contra Costa County of the Official Records of Contra Costa County, on June 21, 2018 under File No. F-0003888 California. Date of Sale: 06/03/2019 at 9:00 AM (*1) Connie J. Hodgson and Tom E. Hodgson Place of Sale: Pleasant Hill Community Center, 1033 Veterans Ct, Mattinez, CA 94553 (**) Auction.com Room, 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant This business was conducted by: A husband Hill, CA 94523 Estimated amount of unpaid and wife. Signature: Connie J. Hodgson. This balance and other charges: $510,091.69 Street statement was filed with the County Clerk of Address or other common designation of real Contra Costa County on: May 9, 2019 Brent- property: 248 Coolcrest Dr, Oakley, CA 94561 wood Press No. 02-1273 79909 Publish dates: The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2019. for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown FICTITIOUS BUSINESS above. If no street address or other common NAME STATEMENT designation is shown, directions to the location File No. F-0002476-00 The name of the of the property may be obtained by sending business(es): Alvo Landscape Located at: a written request to the beneficiary within 1224 Walunt Meadow Drive In: Oakley, CA 10 days of the date of first publication of this 94561, is hereby registered by the following Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey owner(s): Alvaro Olaez-Carrillo. This business title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant and exclusive remedy shall be the return of commenced to transact business under the monies paid to the Trustee, and the successfictitious business name or names listed above ful bidder shall have no further recourse. The on 4-16-2019. Signature of registrant: Alvaro requirements of California Civil Code Section Olaez-Carrillo.This statement was filed with the 2923.5(b)/2923.55(c) were fulfilled when County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April the Notice of Default was recorded. NOTICE TO 16, 2019 by Deputy C. Garcia Expires April 16, POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bid2024 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 79847 Publish ding on this property lien, you should underdates: May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019. stand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS not on the property itself. Placing the highest NAME STATEMENT bid at a trustee auction does not automatically File No. F-0002870-00 The name of the entitle you to free and clear ownership of the business(es): Salt & Honey Boutique property. You should also be aware that the Located at: 20 Minaret Road In: Oakley, CA lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If 94561, is hereby registered by the following you are the highest bidder at the auction, you owner(s): Gina Dominguez. This business is are or may be responsible for paying off all liens conducted by: An Individual. The registrant senior to the lien being auctioned off, before commenced to transact business under the you can receive clear title to the property. You fictitious business name or names listed are encouraged to investigate the existence, above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Gina priority, and size of outstanding liens that may Dominguez. This statement was filed with exist on this property by contacting the county the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: recorder’s office or a title insurance company, May 3, 2019 by Deputy C. Pittman Expires either of which may charge you a fee for this 5/3/2024 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 79867 information. If you consult either of these Publish dates: May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2019. resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO T.S. No. 19-00104-CE-CA Title No. PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on 190645778 A.P.N. 037-580-056 ATTENTION this notice of sale may be postponed one or RECORDER: THE FOLLOWING REFERENCE TO more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, AN ATTACHED SUMMARY IS APPLICABLE TO trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g THE NOTICE PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR ONLY of the California Civil Code.The law requires that PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE 2923.3 NOTE: THERE information about trustee sale postponements IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS be made available to you and to the public, as a DOCUMENT ATTACHED. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/26/2017. wish to learn whether your sale date has been UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. time and date for the sale of this property, you IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NA- may call 800-280-2832 or visit this Internet TURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU Web site www.ndscorp.com/sales, using the SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction file number assigned to this case 19-00104-CEsale to the highest bidder for cash, (cashier’s CA. Information about postponements that are check(s) must be made payable to National very short in duration or that occur close in time Default Servicing Corporation), drawn on a 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. Date: 05/01/2019 National Default Servicing Corporation c/o Tiffany and Bosco, P.A., its agent, 1455 Frazee Road, Suite 820 San Diego, CA 92108 Toll Free Phone: 888-264-4010 Sales Line 800-280-2832; Sales Website: www.ndscorp.com Rachael Hamilton, Trustee Sales Representative A-4692591 05/10/2019, 05/17/2019, 05/24/2019 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 79811 Publish dates: May 10, 17, 24, 2019. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 2018-01233-CA A.P.N.:034-310-014 Property Address: 4888 Winchester Dr, Oakley, CA 94561 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE § 2923.3(a) and (d), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERREDTO BELOW IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT BUT ONLY TO THE COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED 注:本文件包含一个信息摘要 참고사항: 본 첨부 문서에 정보 요약서가 있습니다 NOTA: SE ADJUNTA UN RESUMEN DE LA INFORMACIÓN DE ESTE DOCUMENTO TALA: MAYROONG BUOD NG IMPORMASYON SA DOKUMENTONG ITO NA NAKALAKIP LƯU Ý: KÈM THEO ĐÂY LÀ BẢN TRÌNH BÀY TÓM LƯỢC VỀ THÔNG TIN TRONG TÀI LIỆU NÀYIMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/30/2006. 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. Trustor: Cassandra L. Moore, A Married Woman as her sole and separate property Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Deed of Trust Recorded 11/14/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0364342-00 in book —-, page—- and of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 06/26/2019 at 01:30 PM Place of Sale: AT THE NORTH SIDE OF THE PITTSBURG CIVIC CENTER NEAR THE GRASS LOCATED AT 65 CIVIC AVENUE, PITTSBURG, CA 94565 Estimated amount of unpaid balance, reasonably estimated costs and other charges: $ 743,859.48 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE THE TRUSTEE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, A SAVINGS ASSOCIATION OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE:All right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described as: More fully described in said Deed of Trust. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 4888 Winchester Dr, Oakley, CA 94561 A.P.N.: 034-310-014 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. 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 thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of theTrustee 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:

$ 743,859.48. Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt. 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 of the Deed of Trust has executed and delivered to the undersigned a written request to commence foreclosure, and the undersigned caused a Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE 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 this 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 (866)-960-8299 or visit this Internet Web site http://www.altisource.com/MortgageServices/DefaultManagement/TrusteeServices.aspx using the file number assigned to this case 2018-01233-CA. 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. Date: April 30, 2019 Western Progressive, LLC, as Trustee for beneficiary C/o 1500 Palma Drive, Suite 237 Ventura, CA 93003 Sale Information Line: (866) 960-8299 http://www.altisource. com/MortgageServices/DefaultManagement/ TrusteeServices.aspx Trustee Sale Assistant WESTERN PROGRESSIVE, LLC MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Oakley Press No. 03-0477 79836 Publish dates: May 17, 24, 31, 2019. STATEMENT OF WITHDRAWAL FROM PARTNERSHIP OPERATING UNDER FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has withdrawn as a general partner(s) from the partnership operating under the fictitious business name of High Reach Cleaners at 440 Memory Lane, Oakley, CA 94561 The fictitious business name statement for the partnership was filed on March 14, 2014 in the County of Contra Costa under the File Number F-0001787-00. The full name and residence of the person or persons withdrawing as partner(s): Guadalupe Jimenez 8281 Lone Tree Way, Brentwood, CA 94513 Signature: Guadalupe Jimenez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: May 16, 2019 Publication No. 03-0477 79954 Publish dates: May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 2019.


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PUBLIC NOTICE The City of Brentwood, in accordance with National Flood Insurance Program regulation 65.7(b)(1), hereby gives notice of its intent to revise the flood hazard information on Marsh Creek, generally located between Lone Tree Way and Hanson Lane. The flood hazard revisions are being proposed as part of Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) Case No. 19-09-0148P. The floodway will be revised from approximately 250 feet downstream of Lone Tree Way to approximately 300 feet upstream of Hanson Lane along Marsh Creek. Base Flood Elevations (BFEs) will not increase or decrease along Marsh Creek. The SFHA will not be increased or decreased along Marsh Creek. Maps and a detailed analysis of the proposed revision can be reviewed at the City of Brentwood Community Development Department, City Hall, 150 City Park Way, Bentwood, California, 94513. Interested persons may contact Mr. Buck Eklund, Chief Building Official at (925) 516-5405 or by email at beklund@brentwoodca.gov. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79929 Publish dates: May 24, 2019.

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. In the Auction.com Room Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $372,598.04 The purported property address is: 2808 REAGAN COURT, ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 076-661-012-5 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 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-17-784289-CL. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2763 Camino Del Rio South San Diego, CA 92108 619-6457711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2832 Or Login to: http://www. qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-17-784289-CL IDSPub #0152869 5/17/2019 5/24/2019 5/31/2019 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 79870 Publish dates: May 17, 24, 31, 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0002517-00 The name of the business: So Black and So Beautiful Located at: 18 Oak St Unit 1513 In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Parrish Grayson. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 4/17/19. Signature of registrant: Parrish Grayson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 17, 2019 by Deputy L Spence Expires 4/17/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79796 Publish dates: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2019.

tious business name or names listed above on 11-01-2017. Signature of registrant: Ben Slayton, Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 30, 2019 by Deputy L. Spence Expires April 30, 2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79845 Publish dates: May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019.

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0002196-00 The name of the business: Off the hook bait Located at: 415 Fleming Lane In: Antioch, CA 94509, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Deon Tavalas Culberson. 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: Deon Tavalas Culberson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 5, 2019 by Deputy M. Favro Expires April 5, 2024 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 79795 Publish dates: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0002593-00 The name of the business: Zones Trading Located at: 1245 Almondwood Dr In: Antioch, CA 94509, is hereby registered by the following owner: Peter Gichuki. 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: Peter Gichuki. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 19, 2019 by Deputy C Preston Expires 4/19/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79926 Publish dates: May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0003004-00 The name of the business(es): SLAYYYYD Located at: 4937 Lefebvre Way In: Antioch, CA 94531, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Nakise Thomas Brown. 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: Nakise Thomas Brown. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: May 8, 2019 by Deputy L. Arosemena Expires May 8, 2024 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 79964 Publish dates: May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 2019. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-17-784289-CL Order No.: 7301708972-70 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/13/2016. 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): Elisabeth Kain, a single woman Recorded: 4/15/2016 as Instrument No. 20169006956200013 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 6/18/2019 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Pleasant Hill Community Center, located at 320 Civic Drive,

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0002631-00 The name of the business(es): Meraki Hair Artistry Located at: 1280 Centeral Blvd. F3 In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Aisha Jacinta Johnson. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 4-23-19. Signature of registrant: Aisha Johnson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 23, 2019 by Deputy l. Spence Expires April 23, 2019 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79745 Publish dates: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0002649-00 The name of the business(es): 1. NPG Consulting 2. Nina Parkinson Consulting Located at: 684 Willow Creek Terrace In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Nina Gritzai Parkinson. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 7/1/2005. Signature of registrant: Nina G. Parkinson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 23, 2019 by Deputy C. Garcia Expires 4/23/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79869 Publish dates: May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0002708-00 The name of the business(es): Red Door Dance Studio Located at: 817 First Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Antonia Todd. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on March, 2009. Signature of registrant: Antonia B. Todd. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 26, 2019 by Deputy H. Franklin Expires 4/26/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79804 Publish dates: May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0002725-00 The name of the business: Klassic Beauty Bar Located at: 3815 Railroad Ave #200 In: Pittsburg, CA 94565, is hereby registered by the following owner: Nakia Rena Ward. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 4/26/2019. Signature of registrant: Nakia Ward. This stateFICTITIOUS BUSINESS ment was filed with the County Clerk of Contra NAME STATEMENT Costa County on: April 26, 2019 by Deputy P File No. F-0002207-00 The name of the Cornelius Expires 4/26/2024 Brentwood Press business(es): 1. CLT Group 2. Shafo Lo- No. 02-1273 79851 Publish dates: May 10, 17, cated at: 2262 Putter Court In: Brentwood, 24, 31, 2019. CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Foad Nemayandehkar. This FICTITIOUS BUSINESS business is conducted by: An Individual. The NAME STATEMENT registrant commenced to transact business File No. F-0002763-00 The name of the under the fictitious business name or names business(es): 1. California Delta Real listed above on 3-18-19. Signature of regis- Estate 2. California Delta Real Estate trant: Foad Nemayandehkar. This statement Group Located at: 9815 Key West Way In: was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Discovery Bay, CA 94505, is hereby registered Costa County on: April 5, 2019 by Deputy H. by the following owner(s): Philippe Tourville. Franklin Expires April 5, 2024 Brentwood This business is conducted by: An Individual. Press No. 02-1273 79797 Publish dates: May The registrant commenced to transact busi3, 10, 17, 24, 2019. ness under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of FICTITIOUS BUSINESS registrant: Philippe Tourville. This statement NAME STATEMENT was filed with the County Clerk of Contra File No. F-0002466-00 The name of the Costa County on: April 29, 2019 by Deputy H. business(es): Hawkeye Enterprises Lo- Franklin Expires April 29, 2024 Brentwood cated at: 50 Jubilee Place In: Brentwood, Press No. 02-1273 79805 Publish dates: May CA 94513, is hereby registered by the fol- 10, 17, 24,31, 2019. lowing owner(s): Michael Hawkridge. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The FICTITIOUS BUSINESS registrant commenced to transact business NAME STATEMENT under the fictitious business name or names File No. F-0002779-00 The name of the listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: business(es): Alterra Home Loans Located Michael Hawkridge. This statement was filed at: 1070 Concord Avenue, Ste 105 In: Conwith the County Clerk of Contra Costa County cord, CA 94520, is hereby registered by the on: April 16, 2019 by Deputy C. Preston Ex- following owner(s): Panorama Mortgage pires April 16, 2024 Brentwood Press No. Group, LLC. This business is conducted by: 02-1273 79739 Publish dates: May 5, 10, A Limited Liability Co.. The registrant com17, 24, 2019. menced to transact business under the ficti-

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AGS Property Maintenance NAME STATEMENT Located at: 430 Camino Diablo In: Brentwood, File No. F-0002892-00 The name of the busiCA 94513, is hereby Industrial Building ness: Floors to Ceiling Located at: 3505 Maintenance. This business is conducted by: Gateway Rd #M15 In: Bethel Island, CA 94511, A Corporation. The registrant commenced to is hereby registered by the following owner: transact business under the fictitious busi- Anthony Pelletier. This business is conducted ness name or names listed above on N/A. Sig- by: An Individual. The registrant commenced nature of registrant: Andy Sutak, President. to transact business under the fictitious busiThis statement was filed with the County ness name or names listed above on 1/1/2005. Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 30, Signature of registrant: Anthony Pelletier. This 2019 by Deputy L. Ferm Expires 4/30/2024 statement was filed with the County Clerk of Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79812 Publish Contra Costa County on: May 6, 2019 by Deputy dates: May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019. L Spence Expires 5/6/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79846 Publish dates: May 10, 17, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 24, 31, 2019. NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0002790-00 The name of the FICTITIOUS BUSINESS business(es): BEBE DESIGNS Located at: NAME STATEMENT 3527 Mt Diablo Blvd #268 In: Lafayette, CA File No. F-0002985-00 The name of the 94549, is hereby registered by the following business(es): owner(s): 1. Barbara Ann Winters 2. Paul 1. California Dance Academy Jordan Winters. This business is conducted by: 2. CA Dance Academy Married Couple. The registrant commenced to Located at: 305 Town Centre Terrace, Suite L transact business under the fictitious business In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered name or names listed above on 4/1/2019. by the following owner(s): Hillary Cruser. This Signature of registrant: Barbara Winters. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The statement was filed with the County Clerk registrant commenced to transact business of Contra Costa County on: April 30, 2019 by under the fictitious business name or names Deputy C Preston Expires 4/30/2024 Brent- listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: wood Press No. 02-1273 79850 Publish Hillary Cruser. This statement was filed with dates: May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019. the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: May 7, 2019 by Deputy L. Fallse Expires May FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 5/7/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 NAME STATEMENT 79888 Publish dates: May 17, 24, 31, June File No. F-0002798-00 The name of the 7, 2019. business(es): Classic eQuest Located at: 470 Gristmill Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is FICTITIOUS BUSINESS hereby registered by the following owner(s): NAME STATEMENT Josephine Brown. This business is conducted File No. F-0002994-00 The name of the by: An Indivdual. The registrant commenced business(es): Madrids SMMA Located to transact business under the fictitious busi- at: 437Chestnut Street In: Brentwood, CA ness name or names listed above on N/A. 94513, is hereby registered by the following Signature of registrant: Josephine Brown. owner(s): Nicholas G. Madrid-Lopez. This This statement was filed with the County business is conducted by: An Individual. The Clerk of Contra Costa County on: April 30, registrant commenced to transact business 2019 by Deputy C. Garcia Expires 4/30/2024 under the fictitious business name or names Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79865 Publish listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: dates: May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2019. Nicholas Madrid-Lopez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa FICTITIOUS BUSINESS County on: May 8, 2019 by Deputy C. Preston NAME STATEMENT Expires 5/8/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02File No. F-0002814-00 The name of the 1273 79872 Publish dates: May 24, 31, June business(es): Spinola Farm & Co. Located 7, 14, 2019. at: 10,000 Byron Highway In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following FICTITIOUS BUSINESS owner(s): 1. Deborah Spinola 2. Paul Spinola. NAME STATEMENT This business is conducted by: Married Couple. File No. F-0003054-00 The name of the The registrant commenced to transact business business(es): Modern Max Located at: 991 under the fictitious business name or names Rolling Woods Way In: Concord, CA 94521, is listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: hereby registered by the following owner(s): Deborah Spinola. This statement was filed 1. Candice Leigh Springel with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County 2. Bartholomew Weitman Springel on: May 01, 2019 by Deputy L. Ferm Expires This business is conducted by: A Married Cou5/1/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 ple. The registrant commenced to transact 79808 Publish dates: May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019. business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 5/3/19. Signature FICTITIOUS BUSINESS of registrant: Bartholomew Weitman SprinNAME STATEMENT gel. This statement was filed with the County File No. F-0002853-00 The name of the Clerk of Contra Costa County on: May 10, 2019 business(es): Sticks and Stones Creations by Deputy C. Preston Expires 5/10/2024 Located at: 772 Marjoram Drive In: Brent- Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79893 Publish wood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the dates: May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2019. following owner(s): Nicole Pryor. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The regisFICTITIOUS BUSINESS trant commenced to transact business under NAME STATEMENT the fictitious business name or names listed File No. F-0003064-00 The name of the above on 5/2/19. Signature of registrant: business(es): 1. Portland Professional Nicole Pryor. This statement was filed with Maintenance 2. Evergreen Engineering the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: & Construction Located at: 430 Camino DiaMay 2, 2019 by Deputy C. Preston 5/2/2024 blo In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby regBrentwood Press No. 02-1273 79868 Publish istered by the following owner: Industrial dates: May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2019. Building Maintenance Inc This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The regisFICTITIOUS BUSINESS trant commenced to transact business under NAME STATEMENT the fictitious business name or names listed File No. F-0002859-00 The name of the above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Andy business(es): Asset Mover Located at: 2160 Sutak, President. This statement was filed Elkins Way, Ste D In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County hereby registered by the following owner(s): on: May 10, 2019 by Deputy L. Arosemena Timothy Mixon. This business is conducted Expires 5/10/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02by: An Individual. The registrant commenced 1273 79890 Publish dates: May 24, 31, June to transact business under the fictitious busi- 7, 14, 2019. ness name or names listed above on 5-1-19. Signature of registrant: Timothy Mixon. This FICTITIOUS BUSINESS statement was filed with the County Clerk of NAME STATEMENT Contra Costa County on: May 2, 2019 by Dep- File No. F-0003067-00 The name of the busiuty L. Spence Expires 5/2/2024 Brentwood ness: Matthew’s Heavenly Touch Located Press No. 02-1273 79881 Publish dates: May at: 1985 Edgeview Way In: Discovery Bay, CA 24, 31, June 7, 14, 2019. 94505, is hereby registered by the following

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owner: Robin Kirkpatrick. 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: Robin Kirkpatrick. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: May 10, 2019 by Deputy L Spence Expires 5/10/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02—1273 79957 Publish dates: May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 2019.

THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor (s): STEPHEN SANDERS TINA SANDERS, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 3/8/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0070908-00 and modified as per Modification Agreement recorded 5/8/2009 as Instrument No. 2009-0104979-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 7/1/2019 at 3:30 PM 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: $857,599.63 The purported property address is: 5233 FERN RIDGE CIRCLE, DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94514 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 011-500-054-9 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 619-846-7649 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-16-737630-RY. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2763 Camino Del Rio South San Diego, CA 92108 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 619-846-7649 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-16-737630-RY IDSPub #0152925 5/17/2019 5/24/2019 5/31/2019 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79876 Publish dates: May 17, 24, 31, 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0003072-00 The name of the business(es): Fishing CA Delta Located at: 5525 Marlin Court In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1. Craig Carabello 2. Kimberlee Carabello. This business is conducted by: A Married couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1-1-16. Signature of registrant: Kimberlee Carabello. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: May 10, 2019 by Deputy L. Areosmena Expires 5/10/2024 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79887 Publish dates: May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2019. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: Kevin M. McCarthy, deceased CASE NUMBER P19-00711 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: Kevin M. McCarthy, deceased. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: Curtis D. Willis in the Superior Court of California, County of: CONTRA COSTA. The Petition for Probate requests that: Curtis D. Willis be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: a. Date: July 30, 2019 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept: 14. b. Address of court: 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: Andrew D. Smith Smith & Johnson Law 115 W. Walnut #3 Lodi, CA 95240 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 79956 Publish Dates: May 24, 31, June 7, 2019. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-16-737630-RY Order No.: 160192092-CA-VOI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/22/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0003036-00 The name of the businesses: 1. Fancy Ferriage by Horse & Carriage 2. Fancy Ferriage 3. Cimarron Farms Located at: 3900 Brown Road In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owners: David J. Travers and Judith L. Travers. This business is conducted by: Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on April 23, 2019. Signature of registrant: David J. Travers. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: May 9, 2019 by Deputy L Fallas Expires 5/9/2024 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 79910 Publish dates: May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2019.


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Gilbert is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Amparo; devoted children, Diane Stater (Tom, deceased), Liz Isenberg (Toshi), and Peggy Berumen (Michael). He is also survived by eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He will be missed by all who knew him. Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, from 5 to 7 p.m. and vigil service from 7 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at 10 a.m. All services will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, with a reception immediately following at Veteran’s Hall in Brentwood.

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favorite charities included St. Jude’s Memorial Foundation, Road Scholar, CSU Fullerton and The Nature C o n s e r v a n c y. Jerri’s Building Fund has been established at Brentwood Unity. It was her vision to build Brentwood Unity, a center for spiritual education for young families fostering body, mind and spirit. As an inspirational public speaker, she shared her poetry and spiritual wisdom. Her presence will be missed, but her spirit lives on in the Brentwood Unity community and with family and friends. She is survived by her three daughters, Marsha Joy, Marilyn Mattson and Suzanne Brillhart; three grandsons; and five greatgrandchildren. Contributions in her honor can be sent to Brentwood Unity (Jerri’s Building Fund), 50 Sand Creek Road, #60, in Brentwood. Friends and family may express their condolences and sign the guest book at www.legacy.com.

March 7, 1929 – May 12, 2019 Gilbert Thomas Dominguez, a Brentwood resident, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, May 12. He was well known for his work with many organizations in the community. Gilbert was born in Wilmington, California. He graduated from Liberty Union High School in 1948. After serving in Korea with the U.S. Army, Gil enjoyed a 32-year career with Dow Chemical. He also served as a Brentwood Police Reserve Officer for 10 years. Throughout his adult life, he was involved in the Brentwood Men’s Club, American Legion, Door of Faith Orphanage, Parks and Recreation, St. Vincent de Paul and the IHM Rice and Beans Program. He was honored as Citizen of the Year in 2000. He was also honored with a Golden Key Pass to all LUHS sporting events for his volunteer work at Liberty. A baseball field is dedicated in his name at Sunset Park, where he was quoted as saying, “The satisfaction you receive in helping kids and others is priceless. The thanks you receive from kids when they grow up – even better.”

Sept. 23, 1917 – May 8, 2019 Geraldine “Jerri” Brillhart, age 101, passed away peacefully on May 8, at her home in Brentwood. She was born in Chicago to Rose and James Patterson. In 1935, after attending business school, Jerri moved to Los Angeles and worked as executive secretary for Aviation Insurance until her marriage to William Mattson, an Accountant, in 1940. They had two daughters, Marsha, born in 1941, and Marilyn, born in 1944. After William died of polio in 1945, Jerri remarried in 1948 to George Brillhart, a salesman. Their daughter Suzanne was born in 1949. Jerri was claims department supervisor at Travelers Insurance, Long Beach, for 22 years. After retirement at 62, she began writing poetry and prose. As a published author and award-winning poet, her poetry is included in eight anthologies. Her books include, “My 100 Years In The Rhythm and Flow” and “Antique Dreams.”  Her worldwide travels included China, Turkey, Spain, France, England, Canada, Tahiti, Bora Bora, Hawaii and Mexico. As a leader in her community, she served as PTA president, youth leader and prayer practitioner at Religious Science Church in Long Beach, and prayer chaplain and poet laureate at Brentwood Unity. Jerri was an original founder of Continuing Learning Education for seniors at Fullerton State University. Her

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bring in a great crop. I think what we’re talking about now is a percentage of the crop, but it’s not a disaster, by any stretch. There’s plenty to pick. There’s low-hanging fruit. There’s tons of positives.” Glenn Stonebarger, business partner at G&S Farms in Brentwood, farms about 160 acres of cherries, of which 60 acres are set aside for U-pick. He has a similar perspective on the early season. “We had good, cold weather during the winter and we attribute that, partly, to setting a good crop in Brentwood,” said Stonebarger. “Actually, we did set a really nice crop and our expectations are high and they’ve been good. The rain affecting them, it depends on the variety. This past rain on the corals that were in a certain stage, it did do damage. We’re thinking there’s only five to 10 percent that were affected. That’s a good thing.” Different varieties of cherries ripen at different times and the early-season cherries have been most susceptible to the effects of the rain, while, according to Stonebarger, ripe cherries are less likely to be damaged.

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ing to pay a lot of dividends in the long run,” he said. “It’s not too sexy, because you don’t see something like a Facebook sign going up. But that process led to those down-the-road things. The process was so streamlined that I could tell Facebook their project was approved at a table — I didn’t have to do anything. I could tell them that what they wanted to do was consistent with our regulations, and they could go.” Grindall is now faced with a new challenge in Brentwood, though he’s quickly embracing it while learning on the go. Through all his plans to speed up development processes, where possible, and morph into a business-recruiting pest — a quality that helped him persuade Bass Pro Shops to come to Manteca in the early 2000s, during his stint as the city’s manager of economic development and redevelopment — he hopes to showcase Brentwood’s potential. Currently, the vast landscapes, beautiful homes, quality shopping centers, wellplanned and maintained streets and infrastructure are largely a secret to the outside, he said. “It’s a machine that is running on all cylinders, but people don’t know about it,” he said. He’s also honed in on the approved development plan for a 431-acre property south of

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“We started getting rain right at that peak growing time, when they start to size,” explained Larry Enos, owner of 5 Star Cherries. “That water just starts to crack it. There’s not a lot of skin there, so it stretches and it splits. It’s a bad timing thing.” Larry Enos has grown cherries since 2002 and currently has 160 acres in production in the area, and another 195 acres that are still maturing. He said it takes five years on average for a cherry tree to produce its first viable fruit. About 50 acres of his cherries are set aside for U-pick, while the remaining 100 acres is grown for commercial sale. “The U-pickers really don’t take that much,” said Larry Enos. “But we like to keep the community involved and let them come out and get some fresh produce. That’s why we work mainly commercial.” Farmers are employing multiple strategies to keep damage to a minimum. One approach has been to start the commercial harvest earlier than planned. While doing so does get the fruit off the trees, the cherries don’t have the time to reach their full growth potential, and that can have a significant impact on

the prices paid by commercial buyers. “On the U-pick side it doesn’t change at all,” said Stonebarger. “On the commercial side, it changes, and we pick a little bit on the early side with these rains coming. Like everybody in the area for the last few days — prior to the first rain and now, just prior to the second rain — everybody is picking and we’re going a little bit deeper. So, you would be picking a little bit greener fruit to be shipped. The sugar in the fruit is not quite as high, but everybody is trying to beat the rain and ship it.” Larry Enos has been using sprayers typically used to apply pesticides and fungicides to blow air over rain-soaked cherries. And a number of farmers have hired a helicopter pilot to fly low and slow over the orchards. “We fly about a foot above the trees at about eight to 10 miles per hour,” said Andy Stein, helicopter pilot for the Brentwoodbased company, Aerial Control. “Sometimes the grower wants us to go slower. I usually go every third row. It takes about an hour to do a 40- or 50-acre field.” Even with a cost that can exceed $1,000

an hour, Stein has been kept busy flying. “This year we’ve done a lot (of crop drying) because they said it was the biggest and best crop in a long time,” said Stein. “The early cherries were huge. They’re trying to save their crops, but we can’t get to everybody.” Speaking as rain began falling — fizzling what should have been a busy Saturday — Bloomfield Cherries owner Tom Bloomfield lamented losing to rain a prime U-pick weekend. “The crop is holding up,” said Bloomfield. “It’s a very nice crop. The quality to this date looks very good. It’s just that we’re losing weekends. We have a limited amount of weekends. Cherries don’t like rain. They don’t like heat. As we get into the longer days into June, the crowds tend to diminish and you expose yourself to heat. Normally we have five to six weekends. You put five to six weekends starting now, you’ll be in the third weekend in June … hopefully, people will still be coming.” For real-time updates on U-pick hours and locations, visit Harvest Time Brentwood at harvestforyou.com. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

Lone Tree Way, west of Shady Willow Lane, north of Sand Creek and east of Heidorn Ranch Road — expected to one day feature four million square feet of commercial development, generating approximately 8,400 jobs. The area would also include 2,100 housing units and a residential population of 4,500. Key plan details still need to be decided, including street locations, building height and sewer and water line sizes, he said. He hopes to utilize the nonprofit Urban Land Institute, which will use nationwide experts to analyze the plan and ensure that it’s acceptable. “If you get a given piece of land, maybe what you want is one big office building,” he said. “Maybe what you want is to carve it up with streets through it and so you create more of a downtown feel. Maybe you have an office building, a hotel, another office building. What does the market say? What will make for the best, most marketable product? Questions like that have to be addressed.” On the retail and hospitality front, Grindall believes the city needs additional auto dealers, hotels and retail stores people enjoy, such as Target, which could increase the city’s per-capita sales tax. The city’s 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 operating budgets show that Brentwood’s percapita sales tax revenue has increased an average of 5.1 percent yearly, from the 2014/2015

fiscal year to 2018/2019’s budget of $8.3 million. But an accompanying comparative city list shows the city ranking 14th out of 21, with per-capita revenue of $143.68. “I am going to be spending a lot of attention on that because I think it’s important for the revenue base for the city,” he said. “This is not a city that is struggling for revenue, but I still think it’s worth some of my attention to see if I can boost that revenue.”

As Grindall plots the city’s future, he’s also establishing his own, exploring a move to Brentwood from Newark with his wife and six-year-old daughter, after she finishes the school year. Beyond that, he wouldn’t mind one day carrying the city’s keys, full-time. “I look forward to studying under Gus Vina to see what it takes to be a great city manager,” he said.

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The Pittsburgh California Theatre presents Daren Lee – My Way, starting at 8 p.m., at 351 Railroad Ave. in Pittsburg. Come watch Elvis tribute artist Darren Lee’s amazing performance. General admission is $35, meet and greet is $45. For more information, contact info@pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com, call 925-427-1611 or visit www. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com/upcoming-events.

Thursday, May 30 Painter’s choice: Garden Flag or Wooden Sign

The Craftroom will host a workshop for making a garden flag or a wooden sign from 7 to 9 p.m.  This class will cover basic hand-lettering skills and apply them to painting your chosen message on a canvas garden flag or lettering on a wooden board. Cost is $45 and includes all necessary supplies. For more information, contact Lorin Baeta at letterly.lorin@gmail.com or visit www. letterly.design/workshops.

Live Organ and a Movie: Tucker: The Man & His Dream

The Pittsburg California Theatre presents Live Organ and a Movie: Tucker: The Man & His Dream, from 7:30 p.m. to midnight, at 351 Railroad Ave. This event combines live organ music, raffles, and a classic movie. Cost is $20 per person. For more information, contact info@pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com, call 925-427-1611 or visit www. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com/upcoming-events.

Friday, May 31 Oakley Anniversary Gala

Join us to celebrate Oakley’s 20th year of cityhood from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Oakley recreation center, located at 1250 O’Hara Ave., in Oakley. The evening will include light hors d’oeuvres, dessert, a champagne toast and music from the 925 Band. Guests must be 21 and over, cocktail attire suggested. Tickets cost $25. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Lindsay Bruno at 925-6257042 or visit www.ci.oakley.ca.us/registration.

Saturday, June 1 Summer Jam

The Discovery Bay Lions Club will host a free concert at the Discovery Bay Community Center, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Styx tribute band, The Blue Collar Men, will perform. Come enjoy music, food trucks, beer, wine and margaritas. This event is free to the public. For more information contact Monica Gallo at mgallo@todb.ca.gov or call 925-634-1733.

Sunday, June 2 SUP for Fun

Join the Discovery Bay Community Foundation for the second annual SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) for Fun community event at the Discovery Bay Marina, located at 5901 Marina Rd. in Discovery Bay. Check-in time is 9:30 a.m., and the event runs from 10 a.m. to noon. This event is for fun, and not a race. Cost is $20 and includes a Hawaiian Lei and a koozie to hold your favorite beverage. For more information, or to register, visit www.dbcf.info.

Friday, June 7 Wine Stems - Paint And Sip For A Cause

Wine Stems - Paint and Sip for a Cause will take place at Hannah Nicole Vineyards, from 6 to 9 p.m. Come enjoy this festive night while sipping local wine, enjoying appetizers and painting your own wine stems. Cost is $60 per person. For more information, contact Melanee Cottril at  mcottrill@cafarmtrust.org, call 916-687-3178 or visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-stems-paintsip-for-a-cause-tickets-60937270015.

Sunday, June 9 The Vagabond Players Present “Crimes of the Heart”

The Vagabond Players presents “Crimes of the Heart” at the El Campanil Theatre, located at 602 West Second St. in Antioch. A heartwarming and darkly comic story of three sisters reuniting at the old family home after an abusive husband is shot. Show beings at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and over, and $15 for children under 18. For more information, contact Debbie Moore at 925-757-9500 or visit https:// www.elcampaniltheatre.com/Crimes-of-theHeart.html.

Friday, June 14 Jacket Lettering Party

A jacket lettering workshop will take place from 7 to 9 p.m., at The Collab Loft. Come and learn how to make a hand-lettered jacket. Cost is from $35 to $65. Light refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Lorin Baeta at letterly.lorin@gmail.com or visit www. letterly.design/workshops.

Thursday, June 20 Brentwood Chamber Mixer

Brentwood’s Co. Co. County Wine Company will host the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce Mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 633 First Street in downtown Brentwood. This event is free for members and two times for non-members, all others $25. Come for an evening of networking, raffles and refreshments. For more information, call 925-634-3344, email Admin@brentwoodchamber.com, or visit https://www.brentwoodchamber.com/events/ details/chamber-mixer-hosted-by-brentwoods-co-co-county-wine-co-4363

Saturday, June 22 Swing Fore a Cause

Join the Soroptimist Club of Antioch in its annual golf tournament at the Lone Tree Golf and Event Center, located at 4800 Golf Course Road in Antioch. Shot-gun start is 8 a.m. Cost is $125 per golfer and includes half of a golf cart, breakfast, lunch, one comp raffle ticket, and a Hole-in-One Contest. All proceeds benefit women and girls’ educational programs globally & locally. For more information, contact Gina Moore at 510-719-0071, Margie Rognlien at 925-783-3404 or Cara Begley at 925-550-4924.

Sunday, June 23 Family Bereavement Camp

Come to a family bereavement camp from 1 – 6 p.m. for ages 6 and up, hosted by Vitas Healthcare. This will be a free day of games, crafts and education for children, teens, parents and caregivers who have experienced a significant loss. There will be a special memorial service to honor loved ones. Camp will take place at First Generation Farmers, 1230 Delta Road, in Brentwood. For more information, call Leona Woodsworth at 925-945-3851 or email Leona.woodsworth@Vitas.com.

Saturday, August 10 Wine in the Bay

Join the 16th annual Wine in the Bay from 4 to 8 p.m. at the St. Anne Community Life Center, located at 2800 Camino Diablo Road in Byron. Bring your appetite and your taste for wine and beer as you step into a French marketplace with music and both live and silent auctions. Proceeds fund outreach programs in Byron. For ages 21 and over only, tickets cost $45 through June, $50 after June 30. Tickets can be purchased via PayPal at www.stannechurchbyron.com. For more information, contact Mathilda at 650-888-6931 or nuhorizon@sbcglobal.net.  

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The Delta Strummers Ukulele Celebration Sunday June 2 2:00 pm Reserved Seating

Crimes of the Heart Presented by The Vagabond Players Sunday June 9 2:00 pm General Seating

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The Songs of Glen Campbell

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James Clark A Tribute To Elvis

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Tribute to the Music of John Denver Starring Jim Curry Saturday August 24 2:00 pm Reserved Seating

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Nicholas Crossen And the Youth Performers from The Peter Pan Foundation (PPF) Sunday June 23 3:00 pm Reserved Seating

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Kelly Brandeburg My Favorite Barbra Sunday July 21 3:00 pm Reserved Seating

Branden & James “All You Need Is Love” Sunday July 28 3:00 pm Reserved Seating

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The Music of Simon and Garfunkel

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James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash Sunday November 3 3:00 pm Reserved Seating

1940's Battle of the Big Bands Glenn Miller vs Benny Goodman

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pass,” said Linett. “This, along with my desire to help pets pass peacefully, was my primary reason for starting Peaceful Pet Passing.” Peaceful Pet Passing provides in-home pet euthanasia for aging pets or those with debilitating illnesses, in the comfort of people’s homes, creating an experience that is not only easier for pets, but also for their owners. “The atmosphere is always very peaceful and calm in the privacy of their own homes, resulting in pets being very peaceful and calm as well,” said Linett. “Usually the aged or ill pet will be in their pet bed or on the couch when I arrive, and that is where they tend to remain throughout the visit.” This also allows pet parents to have family and friends that their pets know and love with them as well. “The added support is very comforting for the pet parents,” said Linett. According to Linett, some symptoms that can help pet parents make this decision include if your pet is less responsive to things they normally enjoy doing; they cannot get up without help or have difficulty rising; express discomfort when moving or laying down; are exhibiting respiratory distress such as coughing, wheezing or heavy breathing and exhibit urinary or fecal incontinence. Some pets also act confused, disoriented and begin pacing or seizing. Others have changes in their eating patterns. “Ailing pets do not need to exhibit every

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