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Sharing the wealth

by Rick Lemyre Staff Writer

Like any city in California, what’s in store for the City of Brentwood financially is anything but certain. What’s known, however, is that – in contrast to many other municipalities – so far, so good. The City Council last week approved a $262 million budget for its 2009-10 fiscal year, a financial plan that includes $185,000 in surplus revenue, 30 percent reserves, a fully funded police department, and no plans for more layoffs. That’s not to say everything’s peaches and cream. General Fund see Budget page 18A

Low-income families in West Contra Costa now get access to East County’s bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables.

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ody Kelsey, along with her daughter McKenzie and nephew Quyn Elento, spend a somber moment reading luminarias at last weekend’s Relay For Life. For more on the event, see Page 16A.

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Shepherd’s Gate seeks community support by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer Shepherd’s Gate, a group that provides comfort and shelter to battered and homeless women and children, has miraculously changed the lives of thousands of area families since opening its doors in 1984. Now the nonprofit organization is looking for a miracle of its own. Suffering the effects of a bleak economy and an overall decline in donations, the group (with campuses in Brentwood and Livermore) needs to meet a $150,000 shortfall by the end of June or face further cuts and reductions to an already lean budget. “Since the beginning of the year, we have seen a slowdown in donations because of the economy, and with our regular slow season coming up, we know it’s going to be even tighter,” said Jennifer Harp,

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Children such as these have found peace and comfort at the Shepherd’s Gate facility in Brentwood. A recent decline in donations, however, has forced the group to make staff and program cuts, and more are on the way if the organization can’t meet its budgetary shortfall by the end of the month. public relations manager for Shepherd’s Gate. “We’ve already cut staff hours and positions and had to cut

30 beds (one of the residence halls) in Livermore. We just don’t want to have to cut anything else.”

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But there is a light on the horizon. A group of businessmen from the Tri-Valley area who wish to remain anonymous have offered to match any community donations collected between now and the end of month, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000. Proceeds raised from the program will be channeled into the corporate coffers and used to support both campuses. Harp is hoping that the accelerated fundraising challenge will allow the Christian-based group to not only remain open, but eventually allow it to reopen the resident quarters that were closed, and possibly reinstate staff. “Normally, we are able to budget and plan for the slower times, but because we are a month-to-month organization that runs an already very tight ship, it’s been impossible see Gate page 18A

Police and residents joined forces to cultivate peace and quiet in a Rose Garden.

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aurice Moore of Nor-Cal grabs a handful of books during the Brentwood Library’s move to newer digs across the street last week. The new location will officially open with a ribbon cutting and tours of the facility (which will triple in size after the new civic center is built) to be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 22. The library is located at 104 Oak St. in downtown Brentwood. Refreshments will be served.

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When Ron and Shawna Stroben moved into the Rose Garden development in Brentwood four years ago, they weren’t promised a, well, rose garden, but they were hoping for a little peace and quiet. So when students from nearby Freedom High School started using the community’s parks as meeting places, and fights began breaking out on the private greens, the Strobens and other members of the homeowners association begged everyone’s pardon and called on the police for some help. “We’d been having some issues with the Freedom kids, especially toward the end of the year, and the last days of school, and it was really frustrating,” said Shawna. “So during one of our homeowner’s meetings last year, we decided as a group to try working with the police department to get this situation curtailed.” Brentwood Chief of Police Mark Evenson said he took the HOA’s comments seriously and vowed to beef up police presence in the community. But because Neroly Road (where Rose Garden is situated) divides Oakley from Brentwood, dealing with an Oakley school in Brentwood territory was

“We were thinking to ourselves, ‘OK, we’ll see how long this lasts.’ But for the first time since we’ve lived here, there were no problems.

Shawna Stroben tricky. “Basically it is our jurisdiction, and so when this situation came to our attention, we began working with the Freedom High resource officer as well as the school staff,” said Evenson. “We wanted to make sure that everyone was organized and ready to go and we met with the community to let them know that we had it covered and that we were able to keep a lid on it.” The lid was so tight, in fact, that for the first time in four years, said Shawna, graduation and end-of-theyear celebrations this year were nonissues for the Rose Garden community. “When they (the police departsee Teamwork page 10A


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East County produce heads for West County by Elizabeth Allen Correspondent

Aiming to improve the quality of nutrition one locally grown apple at a time, the Richmond Children’s Foundation and Contra Costa County supervisors John Gioia and Mary Piepho have introduced the Richmond Farm 2 Table program, which provides low-income families in West County access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Twice a month, freshly picked produce is trucked from Brentwood to EcoVillage Farming Learning Center in Richmond, where organizers sort, box and distribute the bounty of East County to locations in Richmond, including a school. Residents are charged $50 per month for two boxes of produce, and that money is then used to subsidize boxes for lowerincome families who cannot pay the basic fee. “So far, there are 70 boxes going out,” said Kathryn Lyddan, executive director of the Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust. “Our goal is to reach 100 this summer. It’s a small project right now, but it’s only the beginning.” Brentwood’s more than 12,000 acres of farmland produces a vast crop ranging from apples, melons and cherries to squash, onions and green beans. “These farms have been the breadbasket of East County since the 1850s,” Lyddan said. “People want to know where their food comes from, and here is an opportunity

for West County residents to connect with East County farmers. I believe the market for this kind of thing is enormous.” She is excited to see the program finally in action, especially after facing such challenging obstacles. When the community program was first undergoing development last year, transportation of produce was a major concern. “You can find the produce and you can find the consumer, but it’s a challenge to get it there,” said Lyddan. “We really wanted to link the two together.” For small farms, trucking produce is not cost effective. But as luck would have it, Lyddan said, Dwelley Farms already had an established truck route passing by Richmond. This also enables smaller farms in the area to participate by providing Dwelley with produce it might not have available. Last month, G&S provided cherries and Cecchini & Cecchini provided asparagus. “We’re a larger farm, with transportation already going in that direction,” said Patrick Johnston of Dwelley Farms. “It’s convenient, and less of a cost for us.” And the family is happy to help. “We’re always looking for ways to inform people of what’s available in Brentwood,” said Johnston. “The program is a great opportunity for people to eat seasonally again. There are much more vitamins in fresh produce than vegetables in a can.” Established in the 1920s, the family owned and operated farm started growing

Dwelley Farm produce stand employee Dave Shipe helps locals pick out cherries. Dwelley is participating in the new Farm 2 Table program, bringing East County produce to West County residents. Photo by Elizabeth Allen

almonds and walnuts. Five decades later, the farm now produces a wide variety of fruits and vegetables made available to locals at the Dwelley produce stand on Delta Road. “It’s all about freshness,” said Johnston. “You are getting something the day it was picked.” Another advantage of buying local is the selection. “When you are at the grocery store, you may only have a box of peaches to pick from,” Johnston added. “Here at the stand, we have palettes to choose from.” Palettes indeed – the stand currently features watermelons, cantaloupe, onions, cherries, raspberries, blueberries, zucchini, squash, peppers and pluots, and a plum/apricot hybrid.

“We were one of the first to grow pluots,” said employee Dave Shipe, holding a purple, palm-size fruit last Thursday during the after work rush hour. “Right now, cherries are real popular, too, but we are just getting into corn season. We also have three types of green beans in season.” Three large baskets filled with Romano, yellow wax and Blue Lake beans, to be exact. The farm also grows French filet and cranberry bean. With such a wide selection, the farm sees new faces every day. “We are really busy during the week,” said Shipe. “Monday starts off slow but it really picks up. see Produce page 8A


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Weber named Artist of the Year Local artist Bill Weber has been named Artist of the Year by the Brentwood Art Society, and will be honored at the Art Wine and Jazz Festival on Aug. 29. “Bill has done more than anyone else to bring art to Brentwood,” said Brentwood Art Society President Jan Melloni. “Through his connections in the art world, he has brought to our city the works of such notables as Diego Rivera, Frank Lloyd Wright, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Stanley Mouse and many others.” Weber, a former Brentwood Arts commissioner, was the curator of the city’s art gallery at the Technology Center on Sand Creek Road. When the city closed the center and the gallery, Weber opened his own gallery, the MCM Framing and Weber Art Gallery at 700 Harvest Park Road in Brentwood. Here he intends to operate an art center, teaching fine art painting, sculpting, pencil drawing, pottery making and a host of other artistic endeavors. In addition to his leadership in bringing art and artists to Brentwood, Weber has been actively involved donating his time and energy staging the annual Brentwood Stu-

dent Art Show. Initially it was held at the city’s art gallery, but more recently at spaces donated by local developers, such as the one recently donated by the builders of Sunset Plaza. He frames, hangs and juries approximately 120 student creations from K-8. Each grade is awarded first, second and third prizes by a panel of professional artists selected and headed by Weber. “The student art show is a highlight of the year for students,” said Mary Black, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum for Brentwood’s elementary school district. “To see their creations framed and hanging in a professional art gallery is a source of immense pride and encourages the students to develop their artistic skills.” Weber was also involved in the development of the art docent program in the public schools and gave personal instructions to students on the art of mural painting. The art docent program now has more than 140 members teaching art to the children in the Brentwood school system. “Bill is not only an accomplished artist whose works include the entire façade of a building at 606 Broadway

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WEBER in San Francisco – a notable landmark – he is also an accomplished sculptor,” said Art Society member Ron Beatty. “Bill was commissioned by the city to create a bronze statue of a farmer sowing seeds, depicting the origins of Brentwood. The statue has been in storage, pending the construction of the new civic center.” Weber is also a premier architect and has designed wineries for local vintners, including the Azzulina Vineyard Estate in Livermore. “In all, Bill Weber is Brentwood’s Renaissance man: an artist, sculptor, architect, muralist, teacher and community art ambassador,” said Brentwood Art Society Treasurer Joe Trebino. “He is most deserving of this honor.”

Circus Vargas is doing its part to help those hit hardest by the economy and will allow those who are unemployed to bring their families at no charge to any of the seven locations that Circus Vargas will be performing at in the Bay Area now through Aug. 3. “The economy has hurt so many people lately and has affected our business as well,” said Nelson Quiroga, president of Tabares Entertainment, which operates Circus Vargas. “As a family show, we are very sensitive to the economic situation and how it affects the local communities. We know that many people can’t afford to take their families for entertainment like Circus Vargas, so we want to help.” Free tickets may be obtained only on the day of the show from the Circus Vargas Box Office. To receive up to four general admission tickets, patrons should bring the layoff notice from their job or a stub from their unemployment check. The big-top extravaganza Circus Vargas will perform at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton June 18-22, the San Mateo County Event Center in San Mateo June 25-29, Great Mall in Milpitas July 2-6, Westfield Oakridge Mall in San Jose July 9-13, Eastridge Mall in San Jose July 16-20, Hilltop Mall in Richmond July 23-27, and Southland Mall in Hayward July 30-Aug. 3. Tickets may be purchased on the Web at www. circusvargas.org, by phone at 877-468-3861 or at the circus box office. Ticket prices vary from $20 to $50 for adults and $15 to $45 for children ages 2 through 10.


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Resurrection hires pastor Resurrection Ministries Lutheran Church in Brentwood will be ordaining and installing Pastor David Prill as the new associate pastor on June 20 at 4 p.m. The community is invited. Prill will be associate pastor in charge of children and youth ministries. He will also assist in a variety of other pastoral tasks at Resurrection. Prill received his bachelor’s degree in Christian education leadership and youth ministries (DCE studies) from Concordia University in Irvine, and received his master’s of divinity degree from Concordia Lutheran Seminary in St. Louis. He interned at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Warner Robbins, Ga. for a year. Prill is married to Christa, whom he met at Concordia University. They have been married for three years. Christa received her master’s degree in social work from Saint Louis University. Dave and Christa share a variety of physically active pursuits as well as a love of a good cup of coffee. Resurrection Ministries is located at 1275 Fairview Ave., on the corner of Sand Creek Road and Fairview Avenue.

Produce from page 4A Now our Sundays are just as busy as our Saturdays. I’d say 60 percent of customers on the weekends are from out of town.” Last Thursday afternoon, while West County resident Omar Carrillo was busy picking out a watermelon, just across the aisle, Dana Hanson of Vallejo was filling a plastic bag with tomatoes. “I think people in urban areas value that connection,” said Lyddan. “It’s important to make direct connections between farmers and urban areas. People want to know where their food comes from. They appreciate its story.” Lyddan hopes the Richmond program will gain a new identification for Brentwood while creating an additional market. “I’m very passionate about food and farming,” she said. “I think it’s a fantastic program, and farmers deserve to be called heroes.” For more information, visit www. harvest4you.com or call the Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust at 925-634-6738. MEDA L LD AWARD

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Teamwork from page 3A ment) said they were going to work with the school and start policing the area more heavily, we were thinking to ourselves, ‘OK, we’ll see how long this lasts.’ But for the first time since we’ve lived here, there were no problems. The officers patrolled up and down the streets (especially on the last day of school) and were so courtesy and kind. I can’t tell you how comforting it was to have them there. We can’t thank them enough for taking such wonderful care of us.” The pleasure, said Evenson, is all theirs. “It’s very nice of them (the homeowners) to say such nice things, but really we’re just doing our job. But I

will say that the officers who were out there did a great job. “Now that we have a handle on the situation, we will, of course, continue to be a strong presence out there and make sure we have an eye on things. But it’s nice that everyone is happy and that it’s all ‘kumbaya.’” For Shawna, the success of the police presence in her community has given her more than a warm and fuzzy feeling; it has also reinforced her belief in teamwork. “I can’t tell you how much it has meant to the homeowners to be remembered and to have been taken seriously. The success of all this just tells you that teamwork definitely works; it really does.”

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LUHSD Educational Foundation representatives Richard Wisdom, center, and Felix Golden present a check to LUHSD Board President Joanne Byer, left.

Heritage gets grants Liberty Union High School District Educational Foundation representatives Richard Wisdom and Felix Golden recently presented the Board of Trustees with a check to fund the foundation’s annual Spring Grant Awards. Two projects at Heritage High School were selected for funding, including materials for theatrical and lighting effects for the Theater and Drama Department, and a mini recording studio for the band and recording arts classes. Purchase plans are designed to support and expand many areas of study,

including music, drama, applied and fine arts, technology, and school to career academies. The new technology will also enhance the mass communications classes of the law, government and public services academy at Heritage. Board President Joanne Byer was pleased to accept the award on behalf of Heritage High School teachers Hillary Pedrotti, Chris Fallows and Steven Ernest. “This funding is really special,” said Byer, “because it helps teachers create wonderful projects that might otherwise not be possible.”

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Stimulus dollars flowing The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors recently approved an allocation of $929,719 Community Development Block Grant-Recovery funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. “I am thrilled that we found funding for the Knightsen Sidewalk project and the Brentwood Veterans’ Hall,” said Supervisor Mary Piepho. “Both projects have been community driven, and we’re pleased to see them moving forward. The Knightsen Sidewalk project will replace approximately 250 feet of deteriorating, irregular concrete along Knightsen Avenue between 3055 Knightsen Ave. and A Street. The funding for the Knightsen Sidewalk project is in addition to funds already secured by the Knightsen Garden Club. “The monies allocated to the Brentwood Veterans Hall will help to reconfigure bathrooms to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), construct an

ADA ramp, replace windows to be energy efficient, and install solar panels.” The Delta Family YMCA’s plans for its new building in Oakley also got a boost from the stimulus funds. Of the $929,719 approved by the supervisors, $100,000 is ticketed for the Oakley facility, managed by the Delta Family YMCA. The funds will pay for construction of a new 25,000-square-foot building to replace the current facility at the same location at 1250 O’Hara Ave. “The YMCA’s presence in East County is going to grow with its new building,” said Supervisor Federal Glover, whose district includes Oakley. “The services it provides, which includes childcare, workout facilities and YMCA recreation programs, benefit all of East County.” Another East County recipient of the federal grants is Opportunity Junction, a job-training program in Antioch, which will also undergo remodeling.

Supervisor relocates office Mary Nejedly Piepho, District III County Supervisor, has relocated her Brentwood Office to the Sand Creek Business Center. “Supporting and enhancing the Building and Planning Department, Employment and Human Services, and the Health Services Department in far East County has been a top priority for me,” said Piepho. “This action puts us one step closer to a central location with more services for far East County residents.”

Piepho’s new address is at 181 Sand Creek Road, Suite L, Brentwood, CA 94513. The office is open Monday through Thursday and by appointment. Due to recent staff reductions, the office is not staffed full-time, so constituents should call prior to dropping by. Piepho’s East County Field Representative is Karyn Cornell, whom you may call for more information or for an appointment time at 925-240-7260.

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Trevor’s Weekly Mortgage Matters By Trevor Frey

MHA CHECK UP The Making Home Affordable (MHA) program was first announced on February 18th with guidelines released to lenders through the United States Treasury on March 4, 2009, and, according to Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner in a press release dated May 14 2009, “In just over two months, the Making Home Affordable program is up and running, helping our economy recover and making a difference in the lives and livelihoods of thousands of American homeowners.” As of this writing, the program includes fourteen mortgage loan servicing companies, including the five largest. Between said servicers and loans owned or securitized by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, more than 75% of all mortgage loans in the country are now under the Making Home Affordable blanket. So with roughly four months of operating under our belts, just how is the program performing? Of course you will always find stories on both sides of the fence but according to struggling home owner Nicholas Tekpertey, “In February, I was facing foreclosure, Making Home Affordable changed my situation, and gave me my home back. All homeowners who are worried about their mortgage payments should do what I did. Call your lender. See if you qualify. This program is real, and this program works.” To further back Mr. Tekpertey’s personal experience are Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s actual figures. Since the launch of Fannie Mae’s new automated underwriting system 233,000 eligible refinance applications have been underwritten using (DU) Refi Plus – an

automated system set in place April 4, 2009 specifically for the Making Home Affordable program, it is the first step taken before the file physically is reviewed by an actual underwriter – with over 51,000 of those applications having loan-to-values between 80 and 105%. Freddie Mac has also seen success with over 1500 Home Affordable closed and delivered to the government entity. Don Bisenius, Executive Vice President of Freddie Mac, was pleased to announce updated guidelines aimed to further the success of President Obama’s MHA program, stating on June 5th, “We are responding to consumers’ desires to have more refinancing options. As an added benefit, we are expanding the program and providing greater flexibility in financing closing costs. Freddie Mac is committed to doing everything we can to bring the benefits of the Administration’s Making Home Affordable program to as many borrowers as possible.” Freddie Mac is now following what Fannie Mae put into play from the start...allowing borrowers who attempt to participate in the program to work with any lender, not just their current servicer. Overall the Making Home Affordable program is slowly but surely showing positive results. For further information on said program and to see if qualify to refinance up to 105% of your home’s value please do not hesitate to call me directly, or write in at tfreymortgages@yahoo.com. You can also visit www.makinghomeaffordable. com or call me directly on my new cell phone, (925) 726-1444. – Advertisement

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Unions getting unfair rap Editor: I am writing in response to Ray Wetmore’s June 5 letter to the editor about PLAs and the future construction of the Brentwood Civic Center. Mr. Wetmore suggests a general correlation (at least in his line of work) between union membership and unreliable, ill-qualified and non-sober labor. He further suggests that union representatives are unprofessional and threatening. I doubt that being a member of a union means that an employee has a greater probability of being a drunk or drugged, ill-experienced and unqualified worker, and that it makes one more likely to be a hostile negotiator. My father spent 27 years as a union storekeeper, and he performed his job with honesty, integrity and pride. His union wages were modest – not excessive – yet he was able to help fund college for my mom, sister and me, which prepared all three of us for well-paying jobs. I have secured solid employment and I am raising two children in a stable household, preparing both of them for a good future and solid careers. My dad is now retired and able to live out his remaining years comfortably and independently. I am a member of a professional organization and I do not show up to work drunk, inexperienced or unqualified. I am also a representative in my organization; I perform those duties with utmost integrity and I do not resort to cement boots and harassment in order to push any agenda. I disagree with making blanket statements about all union labor, suggesting that it guts our economy, undermines commerce and excludes others from employment opportunities. Union membership comprises about 12 percent of the American workforce today and has decreased from around 35 percent in the 1960s. Strangely, unions are still

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blamed as the source of a majority of our economic woes, even though 88 percent of America’s jobs today are non-union. I understand much of the anti-PLA and anti-union sentiment is aimed at eliminating unions entirely, since that 12 percent is somehow considered by the 88 percent as “unfair.” As a taxpayer, I am not interested in the City of Brentwood finding the cheapest possible non-union labor to build the Civic Center. We must remember that the construction of the Brentwood Civic Center isn’t just a short-term investment in a series of buildings and cheap labor on a one-time project; it is also ultimately a long-term investment in perhaps hundreds of local families, the college or vocational plans of their children, which I feel is a very worthy investment. Spencer Holmes Brentwood

Patriotic placement Editor: This letter is in response to Ms. Beckstrand’s guest comment regarding the showing of proper respect for Old Glory. I wholeheartedly agree that it is dismaying and frustrating to see the lack of respect often shown when the U.S. flag is being presented at ceremonies. I know that on occasion, it may even be displayed improperly. I think this is in part due to the common wording, as Ms. Beckstand used, when she said that the flag should be placed “on the right of the stage.” Unless the reader has theatrical experience, they might literally interpret this to mean the right side of the stage, rather than “stage right.” Perhaps to avoid confusion, a simpler statement is that the U.S. flag should always be displayed to the right of the speaker. However, Ms.Beckstrand might need to review the U.S. Code regarding flag regulations herself, as she was incorrect in stating that the U.S. flag should be to the right of the state flag. Newer regulations indicate that the state flag should be placed on the opposite, or left, side of the speaker. I am not so self-righteous or indignant to where I cannot admit to violating the U.S. Code. Believe it or not, wearing a shirt, jacket, tie or jewelry with a depiction of the U.S. flag is breaking the code. I do not feel that it is with the desire to disrespect our flag, but as a sign of patriotism and the spirit in which it is intended. Regarding Ms. Beckstrand’s other issue, I disagree with her admonishment that the “public education system does not teach nor exemplify patriotism and respect.” (First of all, respect is a moral obligation for parents to model and teach.) Apparently Ms. Beckstrand has

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never stepped foot inside of my fifthgrade classroom. If she had, she would see my students standing to pledge allegiance to the flag on a daily basis with their right hand placed over their heart. They don’t just recite the words; they know the meaning. They also know why the U.S. flag is placed to the left of them, but to the right of where I stand and teach daily. If they paid attention, they could also tell you what conditions should be met in order to display a flag at night and why a U.S. flag patch worn by a soldier appears to be backward. Any fifthgrader should be able to tell you what the difference is between a patriot and a loyalist and the history regarding the birth of our nation. Ms. Beckstrand, you can certainly bet that I have not lost a teaching moment with the young adults in my public school classroom and neither have the majority of my colleagues. Jill Shodeen Brentwood

Contractors won’t work under PLAs Editor: An additional – and little discussed – trap in union-only Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) is the potential “withdrawal liability” contractors face when they sign a PLA and contribute to a union pension plan (commonly referred to as a multiemployer plan). When the job under a PLA is complete and the open shop contractor stops contributing to the union pension plan, it is considered a “withdrawal.” If the plan has unfunded vested benefits allocable to the employer, the plan will assess withdrawal liability. The plan determines the amount of liability, notifies the employer of the amount and collects it from the employer. If the plan is severely underfunded, the withdrawal fee could exceed the amount the employer paid in during the period he worked under the PLA – and for a pension benefit the employee will likely never receive! As you negotiate your PLA, non-union companies should have the option not to pay retirement benefits into union pension plans if they have an equivalent plan. This will protect these companies from unfunded pension liability and protect workers from losing retirement benefits. Sean Cadigan Oakley

Survivor’s Day stalwarts Editor: As coordinator of National Cancer Survivor’s Day for the City of Oakley, I profoundly express my gratitude to all our sponsors for the third consecutive year: Mr. Gorilla Rilla (aka Mark Acasio), Lucky Store, Oakley Centro

Mart, Los Charros Restaurant, Casa Del Palmar Market, Aladino’s Pizza, Eric Cabral and our additional “new” sponsors for Quest for a Cure’s third event: Starbuck’s, Fed Ex Kinkos, “Maria Chi Show La Tino,” the Ohl family, Coping Magazine, vocalist Jazlyn Ohl, Hannah Socorro Rios, and Hugh Carpenter. Subsequently, this 22nd anniversary was celebrated around the world. We were blessed to have T-shirts printed by S&M Enterprises in Antioch with the Universal logo and sponsors. In conclusion, I extend my heart for the appreciation, support and labor to the Ibarra family, Evelyn Scapacasa, Cindy Logo, the Women’s Cancer Research Center, Alma Loos, Victoria Rios for the posters, Pilar and Dominico Gustavino for the pink roses, Sonia and Peter Rios for the cleanup and to the City of Oakley for its support. Lupe Linda Rios

Reduce expensive bureaucracy Editor: The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano recognizes that major steps are necessary to address a budget shortfall in excess of $20 billion. We know that the state needs to continue efforts to remove waste and redundancy from government operations. One step that would help the low-income people we serve would be eliminating the statewide Fingerprint Imaging System (SFIS) and moving to a six-month paperwork reporting system for food stamps and CALWORKS. SFIS is the system employed by the state to detect the attempt by an individual to obtain benefits by filing food stamp applications in more than one county. Only four states use this system, and California’s auditor found that the Department of Social Services has never demonstrated the results produced by this costly and redundant finger imaging system. Now is the perfect time to pull the plug on this obsolete system and use the savings to avoid more painful cuts to needed services. The state pays $8 million a year to the contractor who operates the system. Ending SFIS would save those funds and the additional money the state pays to administer the system. The administration has proposed eliminating CALWORKS entirely, in spite of the fact that each dollar in the small state contribution is matched by more than three federal dollars. Instead, the state could save money by moving to six-month reporting for the CALWORKS program, providing California with millions in annual grant savings and giving administrative relief to overworked counties. see Letters page 17A


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Photos by Richard Wisdom

Participants join together in support, above, as they take a lap during the Survivor’s Walk at last week’s Relay For Life event at Liberty High School. Heritage High School student Ethan Watts, right, takes a Relay break but manages to show his support – in more ways than one (bra rentals were a popular fundraising tool) – as fellow coed Lauren Howard looks on. Far right, Oliver Gernsey, right foreground, enjoys a laugh as he and the rest of Team Swisher relax in the shade.

Celebrating, remembering and fighting back It all seemed so random: There was a Star Wars Storm Trooper, boys wearing bras, people receiving back rubs; a jogger checking his watch, an older woman ON resting on a bench, EADLINE footballs and soccer balls sailing about; the driving jazz emanating from the stage, the soft glow of hundreds of luminaria. There was, of course, a uniform RICK purpose to all the LEMYRE activity going on at Liberty High School’s Ohmstede Stadium last weekend: cancer. More specifically, the hundreds of people circling the track, handing out food,

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selling glow sticks and manning booths festooned with signs like the one that read “Save the Ta Tas!” were there to support survivors of the dreaded disease, remember those who had succumbed, and raise money for a cure. Locals mustered nearly 100 teams to take turns walking during the 24-hour event, and many more, such as I, did so on their own. For me, it was in remembrance of my mother, Barbara, and nephew, Matthew, who were taken by cancer, and to bolster my cousin Karen and friend Carol, whose battles continue. But despite the personal nature of my own thoughts, it was impossible to be alone. Cancer had impacted the lives of all who were there even for the shortest time, and the positive force of so many people

sharing the same cause, in the same place, at the same time worked its way into every step I took. The effort of the hundreds of volunteers who played music, counted money, signed up walkers, hung banners and emptied trash bins helped in a transformation that is, in a word, remarkable. They not only changed Ohmstede Stadium from a football field into a joyful, energy-filled venue, they brought the community together as a whole, no mean feat. Previously, the CornFest had been the big social event of the year in Brentwood. That celebration of food, family and fun is still the best such event around, but in my mind, the Relay For Life and it’s mission to celebrate, remember and fight back might just have supplanted it as the premier, go-to event each year.

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Event chair Jeff Schults and his co-chair Joy Benson, along with the tireless work done by many others this year and in previous years, have made it so. Together they raised more than $200,000 this time around, a remarkable achievement. More importantly, they’ve all provided a way for people to demonstrate the true meaning of community in all the wonderfully diverse ways I saw last weekend. For all who were there, and who saw the powerful good that can come from uniting for a cause, the event meant more than just the money it contributed to the fight against cancer. It was an affirmation of life that will stay with them long after cancer is only mentioned in history books. Thank you for that.


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Andie Cook, right, steals a peek at her sister Kathleen as she waters a tomato plant. The Discovery Bay sisters, along with their parents, have planted a garden on the community growing grounds at St. Anne Catholic Church in Byron.

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ith a hazy Mt. Diablo in the background and rain clouds hovering overhead, this local cornfield revealed its dramatic dimension when photographer Stacey Chance happened by. Far East County’s early corn is already being harvested, and those Brentwood Diamonds should be in plentiful supply soon. Remember: Buy Fresh, Buy Local!

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Gate from page 1A to make up the shortfall,” said Harper, who added that the group has been forced to borrow on its modest credit line recently to meet payroll expenses. “We’re just hoping that this community matching challenge will help.” Esther Pfirrmann is hoping so, too. For the past 60 days, the 38-year-old single mom has found a haven for herself and her toddler son at Shepherd’s Gate. A history of drug and alcohol abuse combined with an unhealthy family environment brought Pfirrmann to the Brentwood campus. But it’s the love and support she has experienced from the staff and residents since moving there, she said, that’s keeping her there. “I found myself at somewhat of an emotional bottom,” said Pfirrmann, who was previously employed but forced to quit after the birth of her son two years ago. “I had a lot of issues and had resorted back to drug abuse briefly and I really just felt like I was slowly dying, both spiritually and mentally. “But coming here was the best thing that ever happened to me. When I got here, the comfort and calm that I felt for someone who previously had no hope at all – well, it was just such a blessing. If not for this place, I don’t know what I would have done.” Neither does Elizabeth Cabrera, and she – along with the other residents – is doing what she can to keep the facility open. “We help all we can by turning off the lights, not letting the water run, things like

that,” said Cabrera, 28. “I love this program; it’s helped me so much. I had a vicious cycle of alcoholism and relapse and I had wiped myself clean of everything good in my life. If I hadn’t come here, I don’t know where I would have ended up.” For twenty-five years, Shepherd’s Gate has helped more than 9,000 women and children get back on their feet through professional counseling, drug, alcohol and abuse recovery programs plus job-skills training and placement programs. Both campuses are currently at capacity, a total of nearly 100 women and children, following the closure of the one residence hall in Livermore. The program receives no government funding and relies solely on community donations and support. “Sometimes people see these beautiful houses (the Brentwood facility was donated by Signature Properties) and forget that our need is ongoing,” said Harp. “But times are hard at the moment, and because we are short right now, we need that cash in hand. We’re limping along, but the next level would be cutting back on our capacity (of what we can handle) and we certainly don’t want to do that. “There are lots of ways people can help if they can’t make a monetary donation. They can volunteer and help spread the word as well. We remain optimistic. We’re hopeful we can meet our goals.” To make a donation to Shepherd’s Gate or explore volunteer opportunities, call 925443-4283, or visit www.shepherdsgate.org.

Budget from page 1A revenues are expected to decline for the third straight year, a total of $5.7 million (14 percent) over the three years. Property-tax and sales-tax income will also fall, and development is expected to contribute fees for only 25 houses next year. The budget does not allow for the creation of any new jobs, and there will be no cost-of-living increase except for the PD. Also, the state might choose to raid city coffers for as much as $1.2 million. The city could withstand such a raid and maintain a 27 percent reserve, Business Services Manager Kerry Breen assured the council, and the money

Time is ripe for church community garden project by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer

On a cloudy Friday morning, Kathleen and Andie Cook are busy carrying their pintsized watering cans – half full of water and spilling as they go – back and forth to their newly planted plot of tomatoes and assorted seedlings. For the Discovery Bay sisters, 6 and 2, the joy is in the doing, but as nearby gardeners smile at the girls’ efforts, it becomes increasingly clear that the youngsters are sowing more than produce on the grounds of St. Anne Catholic Church in Byron. They are also growing a sense of community. “I love bringing the girls here,” said mom K.C. Cook. “It’s a lot of fun, but it’s also nice for them to learn that tomatoes don’t grow in the produce aisle of the grocery store.” Which is exactly the point – or at least part of it. For the past few weeks, members of St. Anne and the public have been digging, planting and planning for a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables in the church’s first community garden. Born of a desire to give to those in need, garden organizer and parish member Bob Sanoki came up with the idea last March when he realized the expansive acreage behind the church on Camino Diablo Road had literally room to grow. “I started thinking about this as I was looking around at all this empty land,” said Sanoki. “And with the economy so bad, I thought we could build a community garden and give some of the proceeds to local charities. It was a chance to do something for the community.” Once he got the green light from St.

would need to be repaid within three years – with interest. The city has been able to keep the budget balanced largely through staff reductions. Attrition, a hiring freeze, retirements and layoffs have reduced the workforce by 35 positions in the last two years. None of the reductions have come in the police department, which currently staffs 60 sworn officers and expects to reach its full compliment of 62 in the coming weeks, according to Chief Mark Evenson. Reductions have also been made to a number of Parks and Recreation Department programs, but funding has been maintained for several other community programs. The senior nutrition, Delta Community Services and Vil-

Anne’s pastor, Father Ron Schmit, Sanoki gathered a group of volunteers and got to work. Since then, the group has built 32 planting boxes –each in 12x6-foot garden-ready plots – and each with its own water spigot. The materials and labor were all volunteered, and in just a matter of weeks, all 32 boxes were spoken for. “The response so far has been very good,” said Schmit, who also took one of the plots. “The hope, of course, is that people will grow enough for a surplus to give to those in need. A lot of times the food banks are able to provide the basics, but it is the fresh produce that is the most expensive thing on a grocery list. Having fruit and vegetables is a treat, and I think the timing for this is really ripe.” The purpose of the gardens is to provide for the needy as well as to educate adults and children in the science and basics of gardening. The caveat is that 50 percent of each plot’s proceeds must be harvested and donated to outreach programs throughout the community. Will Schulte, who has planted snow peas on his plot so far, said he expects the bounty to be, well, bountiful. “It’s been a bit of work getting this going,” he said, “But now things are going to move along and we’ll soon see the fruits of our labor. I think we’ll have a nice turnout.” Cook thinks so, too. The transplanted southerner has put tomatoes and green beans in her garden, along with something else she’s excited about: okra. “I have a real hard time finding it (okra) in the stores out here, so I’m hoping it will do very well here in our garden,” she laughed. “It would be a nice touch of home.”

lage Community Resource Centers will continue to be funded, and a 40-percent fare hike by Tri Delta Transit will be offset by the city in the Dimes-a-Ride program, meaning the around-town bus trips will continue to cost only 20 cents. The Brentwood Library will also stay open additional hours due to city funding. Breen said the ongoing economic situation, expected continuing declines in property values and potential state takeaways still pose challenges for the future. To help be prepared, the new budget also includes a $1.5 million in a Budget Stabilization Fund to protect operating capital without reducing the 30-percent reserve.


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Second-year driver Zack Beard, driving the Power Up Concrete Pumping #77, brought Antioch Speedway’s main event field to the green flag – with his heart pumping, since it was his first time in that position. The second-generation driver and son of Cameron Beard had paid attention to head referee Peggy Holbrook’s words of advice: hold the line going into Turn 1, with thunder coming behind you. Beard’s car bogged at the start and he heeded Holbrook’s advice, allowing the freight train to rush by without incident. Dakota Albright, driving his ART/Kawasaki #35jr, jumped into the lead going into Turn 1 as he pulled away from the field on the newly enlarged and upgraded Antioch surface. Albright was celebrating his recent graduation from Turlock High as he raced with the hammer down. Fourth-starting Jason Sneep, driving the Lonnie Lopez #11x Bailey/Suzuki blasted into the lead in Lap 3, with Albright on his bum-

Get your kicks Saturday diately following each group’s division. The Bushido Open’s first-ever Kata competition begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by Padded Stick Fighting divisions at 11. Demonstration and awards will take place at 12:30 p.m., and Sparring competition at 1. At 2 p.m., the Self Defense competition begins. For more information, visit www. thebushidoopen.com.

The second annual Bushido Open Karate Tournament will be held Saturday, June 20 at Deer Valley High School starting at 7:30 a.m. with ticket sales and competitors’ registration. Competitors under 18 spearhead the event at 9 a.m., followed by adult competitors. Traditional Forms divisions will be followed by Weapons and Creative forms. Grand Championships will be held imme-

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Nice catch

Stellar Panthers

Photo courtesy of Robert Capp

ishing largemouth bass on the Delta has been wide open. Biagio Capp,11, caught this 11½-pound, 26-inch largemouth bass while fishing the docks in Discovery Bay. Biagio was using his new Shimano Clarus rod with an Ocuma Epixor EB30 real and (of all things) a banjo minnow. The fight went on for about 10 minutes, and after Biagio hauled in his prize, he released it to fight another day. Biagio fishes largemouth and striper four to five days per week. Watch out, FLW, you’ll be talking about this kid soon.

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Warriors coming to Oakley Photo courtesy of Joy Motts

ordan Sabella and Alexandra Kovalick were recently named Antioch High Athletes of the Year. Sabella has earned a 3.91 GPA and was a three-sport starter his senior year. As captain of the Panther tennis team, he was No. 1 on the team ladder and went undefeated in league his senior year. He played all four years on the varsity tennis team, and this year was named to the All-league First Team. Sabella made it to the finals in the BVAL tournament and led his team to the NCS playoffs. He also played two years of varsity soccer and was a kicker on the football team his senior year. Kovalick has earned a 3.70 GPA and ran four years track, qualifying for NCS in 2007, 2008 and 2009 in the 4x400-meter relay, and in 2008, the 110-meter hurdles. As a wrestler, she was captain of the girls squad, fifth in Northern CIF Regional and placed second at NCS.

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For the second consecutive summer, the Golden State Warriors will hold a fiveday basketball camp at Oakley’s Freedom High School. This years sessions run from Monday, June 22 to Friday, June 26. The camp will focus on individual skill development, the importance of fundamentals and the development of a healthy team attitude for boys and girls 8-16 of all skill levels and abilities. The staff at Warriors Basketball Camp is made up of current high school and college coaches, as well as current and former local college players. Most sessions of Warriors

Basketball Camp also feature appearances by current and former Warriors players and coaches. In the past year, appearances have been made by Warriors players Kelenna Azubuike, Marco Belinelli, Corey Maggette, Anthony Morrow, Ronny Turiaf, C.J. Watson, Brandan Wright and legends Nate Thurmond, Al Attles and Jim Barnett, plus assistant coaches Keith Smart, Russell Turner and Stephen Silas. For complete details on Warriors Basketball Camp and to sign up online, log on to www.warriors.com or call 510-986-5310.


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tournament held in the Oakley-Brentwood-Antioch area, featuring the top 32 adult tennis players in Northern California. Singles and doubles events will play for a combined $5,000 in prize money. Diamond Hills Sports Club and Spa is located at 1510 Neroly Road.

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Diamond Hills Sports Club and Spa in Oakley will host the United States Tennis Association’s Open Adult/Pro Tennis Tournament from Thursday, June 18 to Sunday, June 21. Matches start at 1 p.m. There is no charge for admission. This is the first Open-level tennis

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coaching Little League teams for the past seven years and managing for the last four, said this is the best team he’s had since the AAA minor league team he had a couple years ago that went 19-1. A lot of the players on that team are now playing for the Giants. “The kids know how to win and to play up to their potential,” said Knight in a phone interview last weekend. “They have had a great year. I am looking forward to seeing what they can do in the Tournament of Champions. That’s where the team kind of proves how good the year really was.” Regardless of how the tournament goes, it’s clear that the Giants are winners. “The good thing is they all enjoy playing together – they all have fun together,” he said. “I don’t see any attitude – they just enjoy being together.”

point because he kept at it all night. I shooed him off and he went onto greener pastures. “You have to know where the bears are. If you’re in a lush canyon, you’re gonna have bears. If you’re in a rocky wasteland moonscape, you’re just not going to have any bears.” For current information on where bears have been a problem and just about anything related to hiking/camping in the Sierra, Najarian recommends going online to www. highsierratopix.com. Perhaps the most intriguing of the four trips she leads is the one that allows you to climb to the top of Half Dome but approach it from the high country rather than from the valley floor, thus avoiding the 5,000-foot vertical ascent. Her hike allows you to get there in the late morning before the cable ladder to the top of the Dome becomes packed in the afternoon with valley hikers.

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Even if you’re a seasoned hiker, there are advantages to participating in a guided tour. The guide will provide the wilderness permit, tents, cooking gear and fuel, food, water filter, group first-aid kit and a bear-proof canister. Newbies will be shown how to use a compass and topographical map to find their way in the wilderness, how to pack light, cook and plan meals and learn natural history. On the down side, it’s $625 per person for a four day/ three night trip. It’s also not recommended for couch potatoes. You’ll need to be in good enough shape to carry a 35pound pack while hiking three to six miles per day, often uphill and at a high altitude. There are mosquitoes, especially in July and around sunrise and sunset, and the temperature can dip into the 20s at night in the high country. REI Adventures Weekend Getaways are scheduled for Thursday through Sunday nearly every week through Sept. 20 in Yosemite Valley and the high country. For more information, go to www.rei.com/adventures. For Najarian’s Web site, go to www.sierraspirit.biz.


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University grad tephanie C. Webber, daughter of Jim and Mary Webber of Brentwood, graduated from Liberty High School in 2005. Stephanie graduated on May 9 from the University of South Dakota, where she majored in psychology and minored in criminal justice. She earned a final GPA of 3.2. Stephanie is now living in Sioux Falls, S.D., working as a unit coordinator at the South Dakota State Prison. Congratulations, Stephanie!

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erek Allen Gaffett of Brentwood will be 18 on July 22. He has just graduated with honors from Liberty High School, and on June 14, entered the United States Marine Corps. We, as his family, want him to know how proud and happy we are and that we are behind him all the way, as are all the friends he has made in Brentwood. We love you and will always be with you! We have seen you grow from our “little” man into the wonderful young man you are today. We Love You! From your proud Mom, Mark, Kyle and Dezi, too!

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Diehard Baseball Academy is offering the ultimate program to prepare young baseball players for next level of competition. We are offering elite baseball training for the entire summer, or you may elect to have your child participate for only a portion of the summer months. Our baseball summer program will take place at Freedom High School in Oakley, California from June 22 through July 24 from the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. For less than $2 per hour, your child will receive six hours of daily professional baseball training and mentoring. We will work with players ages 9-18. Players will be broken into age appropriate groups. We strongly encourage players of all skill levels to participate in our summer program. We will be offering a three week and five week program, and either option will consist of a thorough evaluation of each player with each player having individually designed program based on the assessment.

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Blood Drive at DB Delta Community Presbyterian Church, 1900 Willow Lake Road in Discovery Bay, is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Saturday, June 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Those giving blood must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and bring a picture ID.

To make an appointment, log on to www. helpsavealife.org (Sponsor Code: Disco Bay), call 800-GIVE-LIFE or call the church at 925-634-0184. Those without an appointment are welcome, and may just stop by and wait their turn. Child care and refreshments will be provided.

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arlene Howell, owner of Imagination Preschool in Oakley, kicked off her school’s summer session this week with a visit to the new Red Robin restaurant at the Streets of Brentwood (Sand Creek Road and the Highway 4 Bypass). Much to her surprise, she and her young charges were the first customers in the place, an honor commemorated by her signing of the ceremonial “first dollar” that will forever adorn the wall behind the register. Above, from left, are Morgan Llewellyn, Jacob Johns, Logan Howell, Marlene Howell, Brandon Howell and Orion Howell marking the occasion with Dagoberto Gonzalez of Red Robin. It’s unknown who the fellow in the background is, but he’s clearly enjoying himself as well. The much-anticipated Red Robin’s hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-255371-ED Loan # 0004802219 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/6/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): MICHAEL ROY KILLIAN AND SHARROL KAY KILLIAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 9/13/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0289032- 00 in book --, page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 6/- 25/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $412,483.20 The purported property address is: 4440 KNIGHTSEN AVENUE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 032-040012 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 6/5/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3112966 06/- 05/2009, 06/12/2009, 06/19/2009 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: June 5, 12, 19, 2009

COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 7/- 2/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $456,801.30 The purported property address is: 4865 Claret Ct Oakley, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 035-332- 022-9 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 6/8/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: (800) 247- 9727 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3115433 06/12/2009, 06/19/2009, 06/26/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: June 12, 19, 26, 2009

this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3122849 06/12/2009, 06/19/- 2009, 06/26/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: June 12, 19, 26, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 07-0054161 Title Order No. 07-8246141 Investor/Insurer No. 1009625738 APN No. 033- 271-077-1YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/22/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: MIGUEL RUBALCAVA, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 08/22/2006 and recorded 08/31/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0276890-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 07/02/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2100 MEADOW LARK LANE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $484,958.81. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 02/- 14/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW-88 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By:Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3140916 06/12/2009, 06/- 19/2009, 06/26/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: June 12, 19, 26, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-257486-ED Loan # 3013529551 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/19/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): DEBORAH G RIDL AND JAY RIDL, WIFE AND HUSBAND Recorded: 4/25/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0121120-00 in book --, page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of

Sale: 7/- 2/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $434,528.17 The purported property address is: 27 GROVE CT OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 034-160- 080 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 6/12/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3124308 06/- 12/2009, 06/19/2009, 06/26/2009 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: June 12, 19, 26, 2009

property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3122560 06/- 12/2009, 06/19/2009, 06/26/2009 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: June 12, 19, 26, 2009

terest 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): ROMAN CRUZ, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 11/1/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0422838-00 in book --, page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 7/- 2/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $409,058.42 The purported property address is: 5351 LAKESPRING DR OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037-363-005 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 6/11/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3122556 06/- 12/2009, 06/19/2009, 06/26/2009 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: June 12, 19, 26, 2009

IN MAP BOOK 470, PAGE 24, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GAS, HYDROCABON AND MINERAL SUBTANCES BELOW A POINT 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO LAKE, REMOVE, MINE AND DISPOSE OF ALL SAID OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GAS OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO REMOVE ALL OR ANY THEREOF AND THE RIGHT TO GRANT LEASES FOR THE REMOVAL OF ALL OR ANY THEREOF BY MEANS OF WELLS SURFACED OUTSIDE OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED HEREIN AND SLANT DRILLED TO REACH THE SUBSURFACE OF THE LAND DESCRIBED HEREIN, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND OR ANY PART OF SAID LAND WITHIN 500 FEET FO THE SURFACE THEREOF, AS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM JOYCE MASSONI, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE, ET AL, RECORDED APRIL 19, 2004, SERIES NO. 2004-0137918, OFFICIAL RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES AND ALL CHEMICAL GAS BELOW A POINT 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND (COLLECTIVELY, SUBSURFACE RESOURCES”); AND THE RIGHT TO TAKE, REMOVE, MINE, PASS THROUGH, SLANT DRILL FOR AND REMOVE AND DISPOSE OF ALL OR ANY SAID OIL, GAS, CASHINGHEAD GASOLINE, ASPHALTUM AND DOTHER HYDROCARBONS AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES AND ALL CHEMICAL GAS, AND THE RIGHT TO GRANT LEASES FOR THE REMOVAL OF ALL OR ANY THEREOF BY MEANS OF WELLS SURFACED OUTSIDE OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED HEREIN, ANDD SLANT DRILLED TO REACH THE SUBSURFACE RESOURCES BELOW A POINT 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. DATE: 06-05-2009 FOR TRUSTEE’S SALES INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL 714-7302727, OR VISIT WEBSITE: WWW.FIDELITYASAP.COM PLM LENDER SERVICES, INC., As Trustee (408)-370-4030 _ ELLEN JEFFREY, TRUSTEES SALES ASSISTANT PLM LENDER SERVICES, INC. IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 3137637 06/12/2009, 06/- 19/2009, 06/26/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: June 12, 19, 26, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-256480-BL Loan # 100497650 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/21/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): YVONNE HOEKE, A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded: 8/30/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0274704-00 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-256875-BL Loan # 100134287 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/29/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): MARK KEATON, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 1/6/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0005388- 00 in book --, page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 7/- 2/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $782,099.57 The purported property address is: 3050 Anderson Lane Oakley, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 034- 182-002 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 6/11/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: (800) 247- 9727 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-257919-CL Loan # 0032453631 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/8/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): SUSAN CHADD, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 2/13/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0045374-00 in book --, page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 7/- 2/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $381,071.02 The purported property address is: 2010 MEADOWLARK LN OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 033-280-012 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 6/11/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-259286-PJ Loan # 3015286952 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/29/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check 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): DAVID D. HOGAN AND CANDACE C HOGAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 1/31/2008 as Instrument No. 2008-0019513-00 in book --, page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 7/- 2/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $428,239.96 The purported property address is: 5770 SELLERS AVE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 020- 040-021 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 6/12/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3123281 06/- 12/2009, 06/19/2009, 06/26/2009 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: June 12, 19, 26, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-257924-CL Loan # 0031882632 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/21/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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 in-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 805D-055790 Loan No. 502219001 Title Order No. 4036161 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09-29-2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 0702- 2009 at 10:00 A.M., PLM LENDER SERVICES, INC. as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 10-03-2008, Book , Page , Instrument 2008-0217805- 00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: DANIEL SMITH AND MARGARET SMITH, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustor, “MERS” MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction the trustor’s interest in the property described below, to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. The sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $409,621.40 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property purported as: 209 HEARTHSTONE CIRCLE, OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 034-450028-5 THE LAND REFERRED TO IN THIS GUARANTEE IS SITUATED IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, CITY OF OAKLEY, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LOT 236, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 8541, FILED NOVEMBER 16, 2004,

STATEMENT OF DAMAGES (Personal Injury or Wrongful Death) ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY: THOMAS EASTRIDGE SBN: 121718, LAW OFFICES OF THOMAS EASTRIDGE, 1425 Leimert Boulevard, Suite 400, Oakland, CA 94502-1808 (510) 530-1700 ATTORNEY FOR: Plaintiffs Petrona Reyes, Miuler & William Reyes SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA: 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553 PLAINTIFF: PETRONA REYES, et al. DEFENDANT: VAHID MILLANI, JEFFREY GILL, et al. CASE NUMBER: C08 01037 STATEMENT OF DAMAGES (Personal Injury or Wrongful Death) CASE NUMBER: C08 01037 To: VAHID MILLANI Plaintiff: PETRONA REYES seeks damages in the above- entitled action, as follows: 1. General damages: a. Pain, suffering, and inconvenience........ AMOUNT: $5,000,000 b. Emotional distress......................................... AMOUNT: $5,000,000 3. Punitive damages: Plaintiff reserves the right to seek punitive damages in the amount of $10,000,000 when pursung a judgement in the suit filed against you. Date: June 15, 2009 THOMAS EASTRIDGE Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 2009 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: April 28, 2009 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: GARFIELD BEACH CVS LLC LONGS DRUG STORES CALIFORNIA LLC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: BUCHANAN ROAD & SOMERSVILLE ROAD NWC ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Type of license(s) Applied for: 21-OFF-SALE GENERAL Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: June 12, 19, 26, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0003552-00 The name of the business (es): Custom Carts Located at: 1648 Gamay Lane In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jack Howell and Sandra Howell, 1648 Gamay Lane Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Jack Howell This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: May 19, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: May 19, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2009


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-07-93932-DL Loan # 000580162 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/3/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): FELIX GOLDEN, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 11/8/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0358849- 00 in book --, page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 7/- 2/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $920,458.94 The purported property address is: 2861 SPANISH BAY DRIVE BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessors Parcel No. 007-480- 003-8 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5 ( c), the beneficiary or authorized agent declares as follows: Declaration Re: Borrower Contact Pursuant to CC 2923.5(c) Re: Borrower: Felix Golden, a married man, as his sole and separate property Property Address 2861 Spanish Bay Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513 Client: DHI Mortgage Company, LTD. A D.R. Horton, Inc. Company Loan No.: 000580162 TS No.: CA-07-93932-DL The undersigned beneficiary or their authorized agent hereby represents and declares as follows: On 4/30/2009 contact was made with the borrower to assess their financial situation and to explore options for the borrower to avoid foreclosure, or. The undersigned makes the above representations with the intent that the trustee proceed with recordation of the Notice of Sale in compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c). Dated: 6/2/09 If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 6/- 3/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3137794 06/- 12/2009, 06/19/2009, 06/26/2009 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: June 12, 19, 26, 2009

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): BENITO OCAMPO AND, FLAVIA JUDITH ROCHE, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 6/21/2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0179827 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 7/- 9/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $698,396.87 The purported property address is: 1549 SOLITUDE WAY BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessors Parcel No. 018-530- 039-9 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 6/19/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3133984 06/- 19/2009, 06/26/2009, 07/03/2009 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: June 19, 26, July 3, 2009

or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/- 09/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW-88 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3139065 06/12/2009, 06/- 19/2009, 06/26/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: June 12, 19, 26, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0048133 Title Order No. 08-8181820 Investor/Insurer No. APN No. 018-500-005-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/30/- 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JOSELITO A GARCIA JR, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 08/30/2005 and recorded 09/08/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0341203-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 06/25/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1619 MARINA WAY, BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $594,649.15. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/- 15/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW-88 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3125974 06/05/2009, 06/- 12/2009, 06/19/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: June 5, 12, 19, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0035702 Title Order No. 08-8148024 Investor/Insurer No. APN No. 012-141-015-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/13/- 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JOHN PAUL BOOHER, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 06/13/2006 and recorded 06/21/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0195853-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 07/- 07/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 772 MCCLARREN ROAD, BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the

street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $572,008.94. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 07/- 24/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW-88 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3139884 06/12/2009, 06/- 19/2009, 06/26/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: June 12, 19, 26, 2009

ranty, the street address or other common designation of the above described property is purported to be 180 PEPPERWOOD COURT BRENTWOOD, CA 94513. Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including fees and expenses of sale. The total amount of the unpaid principal balance, interest thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is $401,170.63. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c), the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one or more of the following methods: by telephone, by United States mail; either l class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting or the borrower has surrendered the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent and that the compliance with Civil Code Section 2923.5 was made at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of this Notice of Sale. Dated: 6/18/2009 REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Trustee By MELISSA HJORTEN, ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT Agent for Trustee: AGENCY SALES AND POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 Telephone Number: (800) 542-2550 Sale Information: (714) 730-2727 or http:// - www.rtrustee.com ASAP# 3147223 06/19/2009, 06/26/- 2009, 07/03/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: June 19, 26, July 3, 2009

BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF. 2. ALL OVERLYING AND OTHER WATER RIGHTS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATIONS, THE RIGHT TO APPROPRIATE WATER AND DISTRIBUTE IT TO OTHER PROPERTIES WITHOUT ANY RIGHT TO THE USE OF LAND OR RIGHTS IN/OR TO ANY PORTION OF THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND. THE OWNER OF THE RESERVED WATER RIGHTS, HOWEVER, COVENANTS THAT IT WILL NOT EXERCISE THE RIGHTS RESERVED EXCEPT BELOW 100 FEET FROM THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4898 SNOWY EGRET WAY, OAKLEY CALIFORNIA 94561, The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is: $455,041.49 (estimated amount). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The Beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2923.5: The Beneficiary or Beneficiary’s agent has indicated that the requirements of California Civil Code Section 2923.5 have been meet. Declaration Pursuant to Cal. Civ. Code Section 2923.5 (b): The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent hereby declares under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of California, as follows: The mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent has contacted the borrower to discuss the borrower’s financial situation and to explore options for the borrower to avoid foreclosure in compliance with Cal. Civ. Code Section 2923.5. Thirty days or more have elapsed since the borrower was contacted. Date: 2/20/2009 Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2924.8: Dated: 06/- 05/2009 MTC FINANCIAL INC. DBA TRUSTEE CORPS, as Successor Trustee By: ERNIE AGUILAR, TRUSTEE SALES OFFICER *TRUSTEE CORPS* 2112 BUSINESS CENTER DRIVE, 2ND FLOOR, IRVINE, CA 92612 FOR SALE INFORMATION CONTACT: (714)7302727, (714) 724-7500, (949) 252-8300 FOR REINSTATEMENT / PAY OFF REQUESTS CONTACT: (949) 252-8300 ASAP# 3131969 06/- 05/2009, 06/12/2009, 06/19/2009 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: June 5, 12, 19, 2009

cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 05/- 26/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3122007 06/05/2009, 06/12/- 2009, 06/19/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: June 5, 12, 19, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0092630 Title Order No. 08-8341037 Investor/Insurer No. 105755076 APN No. 076-495- 014-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/29/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JUAN JOSE MENDEZ-GONZALEZ, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 09/29/2005 and recorded 10/06/05, as Instrument No. 2005- 0383064-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 07/02/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2137 FREEMAN COURT, ANTIOCH, CA, 94509. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $436,051.80. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. DATED: 11/27/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3142647 06/12/2009, 06/- 19/2009, 06/26/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: June 12, 19, 26, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File $F-0003847-00 The name of the business (es): Lamorinda Glass and Shower; Lamorinda Glass Co; Lamorinda Glass and Window Located at: 3469 Mt Diablo Blvd In: Lafayette, CA 94549 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Mark Connor and Deanna Connor, 2318 Winchester Loop Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 6/2/09. Signature of registrant: Deanna Connor This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 2, 2009 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: June 2, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-246835-ED Loan # 3013864966 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/15/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made,

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0024781 Title Order No. 08-8113412 Investor/Insurer No. 11169272 APN No. 007-260- 004-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/16/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: ABDUL ALANI, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 03/16/2005 and recorded 03/30/05, as Instrument No. 2005- 0107590-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 07/02/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 212 MOUNTAIN VIEW DRIVE, BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $871,912.75. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-108948-C Loan No. 7440977726 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/26/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: RICHARD SOMDAHL, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded 11/- 7/2005 as Instrument No. 2005- 0430591-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:7/6/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 4013 MEADOW LAKE STREET ANTIOCH, CA 94531 APN #: 052-430-050-6 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $581,008.53, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. ETS Services, LLC Date: 6/4/2009 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3106165 06/- 12/2009, 06/19/2009, 06/26/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: June 12, 19, 26, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEES SALE Trustee’s Sale No. 05-FMS- 69598 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/2/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, JT 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 July 10, 2009, at 10:00 AM, AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREET, in the City of MARTINEZ, County of CONTRA COSTA, State of CALIFORNIA, REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by: JAMES MICHAEL GRIFFITH AND BETTY D GRIFFITH, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS WITH FULL RIGHTS OF SURVIVORSHIP, as Trustors, recorded on 2/10/2005, as Instrument No. 2005- 0046965-00, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, or cashier’s check (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States) without warranty express or implied as to title, use, possession or encumbrances, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it as such Trustee, in and to the following described property situated in the aforesaid County and State, to-wit: TAX PARCEL NO. 012-284008 From information which the Trustee deems reliable, but for which Trustee makes no representation or war-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE rustee Sale # CA0833929 Loan# 1008736298 Order # 090110942 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/03/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 06/25/2009 at 10:00AM, MTC FINANCIAL INC., dba TRUSTEE CORPS as the duly appointed Substituted Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 11/09/2006 as Document No. 20060360455-00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CALIFORNIA, executed by: RAMONA ESPARZA, A UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, INDMAC BANK FSB A FEDERALLY CHARTERED SAVINGS BANK, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). AT: THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State describing the land therein: APN # 037-480-084 LOT 84, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 8679, FILED FEBRUARY 17, 2005 IN BOOK 475 OF MAPS, PAGE 1, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS AND WAS CORRECTED BY THAT CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION RECORDED APRIL 19, 2005 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 2005136271, OFFICIAL RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: RIGHTS RESERVED IN THAT CERTAIN DEED FROM E.F. MILLERICK, ET AL, RECORDED JUNE 4, 1986, BOOK 12920, PAGE 773, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS: ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES BELOW A POINT 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO TAKE, REMOVE, MINE, PASS THROUGH AND DISPOSE OF ALL SAID OF SAID OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND OR UPON ANY PART OF SAID LAND WITHIN THE UPPER 500 FEET THEREOF FOR SUCH PURPOSES. RESERVING THEREFROM: 1. ANY REMAINING OIL, GAS, GEOTHERMAL STEAM, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND CHEMICAL GAS NOW OR HEREAFTER FOUND, SITUATED OR LOCATED IN ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED HEREIN LYING MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (500”) BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO SLANT DRILL FOR AND REMOVE ALL OR ANY OF SAID GAS, OIL, CASINGHEAD GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS OR CHEMICAL GAS LYING BELOW A DEPTH OF MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (5001) BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO GRANT LEASES FOR ALL OR ANY OF SAID PURPOSES, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LANDS OR ANY PORTION THEREOF WITHIN FIVE HUNDRED FEET (5001) VERTICAL DISTANCE

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0019248 Title Order No. 09-8-061901 Investor/Insurer No. 140798454 APN No. 034-280- 063-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/23/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JESUS HERNANDEZ, AND DULCE MADRIGAL, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS., dated 05/23/2006 and recorded 05/30/06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0168309-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 06/26/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 3883 MARSH WAY, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $391,921.30. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-193418-TC Loan # 1010038212 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/11/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): ALEJANDRA BARRETO, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 5/22/2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0149022-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 6/- 25/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET),MARTINEZ, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $463,433.02 The purported property address is: 452 HAZELNUT DRIVE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 035-521-014-7 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 6/3/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: (877) 908- 4357 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3108123 06/05/2009, 06/12/2009, 06/19/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: June 5, 12, 19, 2009

office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 6/- 25/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $495,712.58 The purported property address is: 438 COLLIS ST BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessors Parcel No. 013-280-079 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 6/1/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: (877) 908- 4357 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3131529 06/05/2009, 06/12/- 2009, 06/19/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: June 5, 12, 19, 2009 SUMMONS (Family Law) NOTICE TO RESPONDENT: Jericho Victor S. Gaerlan YOU ARE BEING SUED Petitioner’s Name is: MA. Theresa Cherry G. Gaerlan CASE NUMBER: MSD 09-02387 You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (FL-120 or FL-123) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. If you want legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), or by contacting your local county bar association. NOTICE: The restraining orders on Page 2 are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. CASE NUMBER: MSD 09-02387 1. The name and address of the court are: SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA-COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 751 PINE STREET, P.0. BOX 911, MARTINEZ, CA 94553 2. The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: MA. Theresa Cherry G. Gaerlan 2360 Cobalt Lane Brentwood, CA 94513 DATE: May 21, 2009 Clerk, by: M. Olson, Deputy NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served a. as an individual Brentwood Press No. 021273 Published: June 5, 12, 19, 26 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 7090332 Loan No. 1116110104 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/31/2006. 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 7/02/2009 at 10:00 A. M., Max Default Services Corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 11/8/2006, as Instrument No. 20060358915- 00, in book xx, page xx, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Craig Beecher and Stephanie M. Beecher, husband and wife, 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 Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated

in said County and State, described as: FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE DEED OF TRUST. APN # 033-330-030 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 3883 Oak Grove Court, Oakley, CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of 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: $426,675.08 The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale. The undersigned caused a Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. The beneficiary or authorized agent has declared that pursuant to the requirements in California Civil Code 2923.5(c), contact was made with the borrower. Dated: 6/- 11/2009 MAX DEFAULT SERVICES CORPORATION Ryan Remington/ Authorized Signature FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-259-7850 Max Default Services Corp. is attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3125200 06/12/- 2009, 06/19/2009, 06/26/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: June 12, 19, 26, 2009

or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 06/- 04/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3114104 06/05/2009, 06/12/2009, 06/19/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: June 5, 12, 19, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0076727 Title Order No. 08-8289995 Investor/Insurer No. 1009599570 APN No. 033- 290-035-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/05/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: MICHELLE HATCH, UNMARRIED WOMAN AND RICHARD RAASHAN NEAL AND PILAR ANN NEAL, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 09/05/2006 and recorded 09/12/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0287662-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 06/25/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 280 ROBINWOOD AVE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $378,104.52. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/- 30/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3126318 06/05/2009, 06/- 12/2009, 06/19/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: June 5, 12, 19, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0024659 Title Order No. 09-8078138 Investor/Insurer No. 1698780308 APN No. 035- 452-002-5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/01/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: ARNOLDO I. AMADOR, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 06/01/2005 and recorded 06/09/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0207188-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 06/26/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1593 ASHWOOD DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned

Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $356,706.70. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 06/- 04/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3118874 06/05/2009, 06/12/2009, 06/19/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: June 5, 12, 19, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0023803 Title Order No. 09-8075741 Investor/Insurer No. 138893719 APN No. 037-480- 098-5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/21/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N. A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JO ANN AITMON, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 11/21/2006 and recorded 11/29/- 06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0380597-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 06/26/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 20 SANDHILL CRANE CT, OAKLEY, CA, 945611811. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $511,908.13. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 05/- 28/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3118778 06/05/2009, 06/12/2009, 06/19/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: June 5, 12, 19, 2009 NAME CHANGE NOTICE PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Neno Duplancic, 674 Fox Run, Orinda, CA 94563 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Neno Duplancic and Verica Duplancic FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-0915 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Neno Duplancic and Verica Duplancic filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Neno Nenad Duplancic (AKA) Neno N. Duplancic to Proposed Name: Neno

Nenad Duplan Present Name: b. Verica Duplancic to Proposed Name: Vera Duplan Present Name: c. Lucas Andrew Duplancic to Proposed Name: Lucas Andrew Duplan Present Name: d. Sara Catherine Duplancic to Proposed Name: Sara Catherine Duplan 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 8/7/09 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: OAKLEY PRESS b. Petitioner is to bring the birth certificate of the minor to the hearing. Date: June 10, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 2009

the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): ASHLEY M. REFFNER, A SINGLE WOMAN, RANDY REFFNER, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 9/28/2004 as Instrument No. 2004-0372768- 00 in book - , page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 7/- 9/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $312,987.04 The purported property address is: 1803 CRATER PEAK WAY ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessors Parcel No. 072-390-160-9 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to HSBC Bank USA, National Association 2929 Walden Avenue Depew NY 14043. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3147492 06/- 19/2009, 06/26/2009, 07/03/2009 Antioch Press No. 061617 Publish Dates: June 19, 26, July 3, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-234832-TC Loan # 1008848473 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/20/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): JOSE BASULTO, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 12/1/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0384552- 00 in book --, page -- of Official Records in the

STATEMENT OF DAMAGES (Personal Injury or Wrongful Death) ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY: THOMAS EASTRIDGE SBN: 121718, LAW OFFICES OF THOMAS EASTRIDGE, 1425 Leimert Boulevard, Suite 400, Oakland, CA 94502-1808 (510) 530-1700 ATTORNEY FOR: Plaintiffs Petrona Reyes, Miuler & William Reyes SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA: 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553 PLAINTIFF: PETRONA REYES, et al. DEFENDANT: VAHID MILLANI, JEFFREY GILL, et al. CASE NUMBER: C08 01037 STATEMENT OF DAMAGES (Personal Injury or Wrongful Death) CASE NUMBER: C08 01037 To: VAHID MILLANI Plaintiff: WILLIAM REYES seeks damages in the above-entitled action, as follows: 1. General damages: a. Pain, suffering, and inconvenience........ AMOUNT: $5,000,000 b. Emotional distress......................................... AMOUNT: $5,000,000 3. Punitive damages: Plaintiff reserves the right to seek punitive damages in the amount of $10,000,000 when pursung a judgement in the suit filed against you. Date: June 15, 2009 THOMAS EASTRIDGE Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0024729 Title Order No. 09-8078284 Investor/Insurer No. 1705817279 APN No. 032- 181-005-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/26/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: RUSSELL E ALLEN, AND ILSE ALLEN, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 12/26/2007 and recorded 01/18/08, as Instrument No. 2008-0011233-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 06/26/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5500 SANDMOUND BLVD, OAKLEY, CA, 945615027. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $327,800.92. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0093697 Title Order No. 08-8344593 Investor/Insurer No. 117272835 APN No. 013-430- 056-5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/24/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JAMES W. TIMMIS AND GRISELDA TIMMIS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 01/24/2006 and recorded 01/31/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0032213-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 07/02/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 451 TULIP COURT, BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $486,723.60. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/- 04/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By:Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3140743 06/12/2009, 06/- 19/2009, 06/26/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: June 12, 19, 26, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-218696-CH Loan # 5357991 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/17/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on

NAME CHANGE NOTICE PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Justine Raygoza, 4501 Rose Avenue, Oakley, CA 94561 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Justine Raygoza FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-0762 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Justine Raygoza filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Emilio Ricardo Pupo III to Proposed Name: Christian Raygoza 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 7/9/09 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: OAKLEY PRESS b. Notice to Father named on birth certificate is waived by order of the court. Date: May 11, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: May 29, June 5, 12, 19, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0003498-00 The name of the business (es): Infinity Care Services, Inc. Located at: 10 Vignola Court In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Infinity Care Services, Inc., 10 Vignola Court, Oakley, CA 94561 This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/ A. Signature of registrant: Grace Rowe, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: May 18, 2009 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: May 18, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2009


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0003479-00 The name of the business (es): Don’t Fret It Located at: 3740 Catamaran Court In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Andrew Charles Sherman and Elizabeth R. Sherman, 3740 Catamaran Court, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Andrew Charles Sherman This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: May 15, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: May 15, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0003505-00 The name of the business (es): Anytime Fitness Brentwood Located at: 7750 Brentwood Boulevard, Suite E In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): GIGO California, LLC, 5384 Willowlake Court, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 5/18/09. Signature of registrant: Patrick D. Rodda, Jr. Managing Manager- President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: May 18, 2009 By: M. Oliver, Deputy Expires: May 18, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0003572-00 The name of the business (es): Happy Sushi Located at: 3101 Balfour Road, Suite A In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Mailing: P. O. Box 888, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Xiaojian Yao, 5100 Vista Grande Drive, Apt. 434, Antioch, CA 94531. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Xiaojian Yao This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: May 20, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: May 20, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: May 29, June 5, 12, 19, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0003598-00 The name of the business (es): CREME dela Gem Jewelry Located at: 613 First Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Donna F. Ross and James W. Ross, Jr., 1051 Orchid Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/1/07. Signature of registrant: James W. Ross, Jr. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: May 20, 2009 By: Jack R. Vincak, Deputy Expires: May 20, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: May 29, June 5, 12, 19, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0003678-00 The name of the business (es): Environmental Innovations Located at: 2005 Cypress Point In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Robert Schwenke and Ute Schwenke, 2005 Cypress Point, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Robert Schwenke This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: May 26, 2009 By: C. Sullivan, Deputy Expires: May 26, 2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0003589-00 The name of the business (es): SHEBA TECH CONSULTING LLC Located at: 2911 MESA OAK COURT In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): SHEBA TECH CONSULTING LLC, 2911 MESA OAK COURT, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: TESH SEYOUM This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: May 20, 2009 By: May 20, 2009, Deputy Expires: May 20, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: May 29, June 5, 12, 19, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0003573-00 The name of the business (es): ChiroCare Clinic Located at: 501 W. Third Street In: Antioch, CA 94509. Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Michael Allen Pound , 432 Chestnut Street, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Michael A. Pound DC This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: May 20, 2009 By: M. Oliver, Deputy Expires: May 20, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: June 5, 12,19, 26, 2009

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0003991-00 The name of the business (es): MPH ASSOCIATES Located at: 1879 DUNE POINT WAY In: DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94505 Mailing: P.O. Box 1008, Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): MICHAEL HAGAN AND PEGGY HAGAN, 1879 DUNE POINT WAY, DISCOVERY BAY, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Peggy Hagan This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 8, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: June 8, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 2009 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: June 8, 2009 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: YAO XIAOJIAN The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 3101 BALFOUR ROAD SUITE A BRENTWOOD, CA 94513-2998 Type of license(s) Applied for: 41-ON-SALE BEER AND WINE EATING PLACE Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date(s): June 12, 19, 26, 2009 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME 2005-3868 The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: La Charrita Market, 8560 Brentwood Boulevard, Brentwood, CA 94513. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on: May 2, 2005 under file number: 2005-3868. 1. Ahmed Ali Nasser, 335 Elm Street, Brentwood, CA 94513 This business was conducted by: an Individual Signature of registrant: Ahmed Ali Nasser This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: May 12, 2009 By: _______, Deputy Expires: May 12, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: May 29, June 5, 12, 19, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0003716-00 The name of the business (es): MEADOWS ENVIRONMENTAL Located at: 1246 Marina Circle In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): GAIL K. MEADOWS, 1246 Marina Circle, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Gail K. Meadows This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: May 27, 2009 By: C. Sullivan, Deputy Expires: May 27, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: June 5, 12,19, 26, 2009

be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: KYUNG IM LEE AND JUNG AHN LEE, WIFE AND HUSBAND, AS JOINT TENANTS WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP Duly Appointed Trustee: NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION Recorded 09/27/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0367396-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California. Date of Sale: 06/26/2009 at 10:00 A.M. Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (Corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $563,522.52 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 1171 ARLINGTON WAY, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 A.P.N.: 010-350-038 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5(b} declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent has either contacted the borrower or tried with due diligence to contact the borrower as required by California Civil Code 2923.5. Date: 06/01/- 2009 NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION 2525 East Camelback Road, Suite 200 Phoenix, AZ 85016 phone 602264-6101 Sales Line 714- 259-7850; as of 6/23/08 714-730- 2727 Sales Website: www.ndscorp.com/sales Nichole Alford, TRUSTEE SALES REPRESENTATIVE ASAP# 3129329 06/05/2009, 06/12/- 2009, 06/19/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: June 5, 12, 19, 2009 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: June 10, 2009 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: GONZALEZ JAIME MARTINEZ GONZALEZ MARIA DEL CARMEN The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 3130 BALFOUR ROAD SUITE E BRENTWOOD, CA 94513-5516 Type of license(s) Applied for: 41 - ON-SALE BEER AND WINE - EATING PLACE Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date(s): June 19, 26, July 3, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F0003773-00 The name of the business (es): Patriot Home Inspection Located at: 208 West Country Club Dr In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Mailing: 2420 Sand Creek Rd. Suite C-1#352, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): James D. Black 208 West Country Club Dr Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: James D Black This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 5/29/- 09 By R. Ramirez, Deputy Expires 2/22/ 10 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: June 5, 12,19, 26, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 74-32766-3 Title Order No.090174399 APN 016-290-008 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 02/03/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 07/02/- 2009 at 10:00AM, HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 02/14/2006, as Instrument 20060046886-00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: JORGE N ORDAZ, MARIA D ORDAZ HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, MERS as Beneficiary and HSBC MORTGAGE CORPORATION (USA) as Lender (Original Lender) and HSBC NY, as current Servicer/Lender, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED

DEED OF TRUST. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1884 CONNOR WAY , BRENTWOOD,CA 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $390,334.15 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. CONDITION OF SALE: The successful bidder will be required to pay county documentary transfer tax, any city tax, and any other applicable taxes or fees (including, but not limited to, the fee for recording Preliminary Change of Ownership report) to the auctioneer at the time of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 06/12/2009 HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION P.O. BOX 60145 CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA 91716 For Sale Information: (714)7302727, www.fidelityasap.com or www. priorityposting.com TO NOTIFY TRUSTEE OF BANKRUPTCY FILINGS, PLEASE FAX FACE PAGE OF BANKRUPTCY PETITION TO (909) 397-3914 Betty Schwab , Trustee Sales Officer HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 3139248 06/12/2009, 06/- 19/2009, 06/26/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: June 12, 19, 26, 2009

ROBERT E. WEISS INCORPORATED, AS TRUSTEE ATTN: FORECLOSURE DEPARTMENT 920 VILLAGE OAKS DRIVE COVINA CA 91724 (626)9674302 FOR SALE INFORMATION: WWW. FIDELITYASAP.COM OR (714) 7302727 CRIS A KLINGERMAN, ESQ. WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 3129359 06/05/2009, 06/12/- 2009, 06/19/2009 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: June 5, 12, 19, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 812-055559 Loan No. 0292106676Title Order No. 4016644 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10-16-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 0702- 2009 at 10:00 A.M., PLM LENDER SERVICES, INC. as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 10-27-2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006-0345700- 00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: JUAN CARLOS MORALES SR., A MARRIED MAN, as Trustor, ‘’MERS’’ MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction the trustor’s interest in the property described below, to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. The sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $336,542.88 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property purported as: 1194 FETZER LANE, OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 037-430-012-7 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. DATE: 05-28-2009 FOR TRUSTEE’S SALES INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL 714-730-2727, OR VISIT WEBSITE: WWW.FIDELITYASAP. COM PLM LENDER SERVICES, INC., As Trustee (408)-370-4030 ELLEN JEFFREY, TRUSTEE’S SALES ASSISTANT PLM LENDER SERVICES, INC. IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 3129715 06/12/2009, 06/- 19/2009, 06/26/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: June 12, 19, 26, 2009

cation of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is $365,829.06. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c), the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one or more of the following methods: by telephone, by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting or the borrower has surrendered the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent and that the compliance with Civil Code Section 2923.5 was made at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of this Notice of Sale. Dated: 2/25/2009 REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Trustee By: MELISSA HJORTEN, ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT Agent for Trustee: AGENCY SALES AND POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 Telephone Number: (800) 542-2550 Sale Information: (714) 730-2727 or http://- www.rtrustee. com ASAP# 3134183 06/05/2009, 06/12/- 2009, 06/19/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: June 5, 12, 19, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0003908-00 The name of the business (es): EVANS & RHODES PAINTING AND DECORATING INC. Located at: 4936 GREEN HILLS CIRCLE In: ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): EVANS & RHODES PAINTING AND DECORATING, 4936 GREEN HILLS CIRCLE, ANTIOCH, CA 94531. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant:CURTIS E. EVANS, PRESIDENT This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 4, 2009 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: June 4, 2014 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. 05-FMG- 70745 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/13/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On June 26, 2009, at 10:00 AM, AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREET, in the City of MARTINEZ, County of CONTRA COSTA, State of CALIFORNIA, REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by DIANA M SALAZAR, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustors, recorded on 10/20/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0336836-00, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, or cashier’s check (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States) without warranty express or implied as to title, use, possession or encumbrances, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it as such Trustee, in and to the following described property situated in the aforesaid County and State, to-wit: TAX PARCEL NO. 035-640006 From information which the Trustee deems reliable, but for which Trustee makes no representation or warranty, the street address or other

common designation of the above described property is purported to be 1930 CYPRESS COURT OAKLEY, CA 94561. Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including fees and expenses of sale. The total amount of the unpaid principal balance, interest thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances a tthe time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is $570,618.03. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c), the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one or more of the following methods: by telephone, by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting or the borrower has surrendered the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent and that the compliance with Civil Code Section 2923.5 was made at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of this Notice of Sale. Dated: 6/5/2009 REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Trustee By MELISSA HJORTEN, ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT Agent for Trustee: AGENCY SALES AND POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 Telephone Number: (800) 542-2550 Sale Information: (714) 730-2727 or http://www.rtrustee.com ASAP# 3124972 06/05/2009, 06/12/- 2009, 06/19/2009 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: June 5, 12, 19, 2009 NAME CHANGE NOTICE PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Yoon Chung Ahn, 2215 Canyon Lakes Drive, San Ramon, CA 94582 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Yoon Chung Ahn FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-0841 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Yoon Chung Ahn filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Yoon Chung Ahn (AKA) Lara Yoonchung Ahn to Proposed Name: Lara Yoonchung Ahn 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 7/27/09 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: OAKLEY PRESS Date: 6/1/09 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0003539-00 The name of the business (es): Air Tight Heating & Air Located at: 1599 Sycamore Drive In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jon G. Gonsalves, 23 Westminister Court, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 5/19/09. Signature of registrant: Jon G. Gonsalves This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: May 19, 2009 By: Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires: May 19, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 2009

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0003848-00 The name of the business (es): Danville Glass Company; Danville Glass Center; Danville Glass Located at: 2318 Winchester Loop In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Mark Kenneth Connor and Deanna Lynn Connor, 2318 Winchester Loop Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 6/2/09. Signature of registrant: Deanna Connor This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: June 2, 2009 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: June 2, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 09-30851-FF-CA Loan No. 0014133730 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED09/ 20/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, (cashier’s check(s) must be made payable to National Default Servicing Corporation), drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state; will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made in an “as is” condition, but without 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TRUSTEE’S SALE # 08-4525- CA LOAN NO. 520302-1 TITLE ORDER # 3959016 APN NUMBER: 017-530-041-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 04-11- 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. ON 06-26-2009 AT 10:00 A.M., ROBERT E. WEISS INCORPORATED as the duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to deed of trust recorded 04-17-2007, book , page , instrument 2007-011242500 of official records in the office of the recorder of CONTRA COSTA county, California, executed by: MICHAEL JOE CARR, AN UNMARRIED MAN, as Trustor, BANKUNITED, FSB, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION SALE TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Place of sale: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said deed of trust in the property situated in said county, California describing the land therein: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED ON SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1890 FAIRVIEW AVENUE BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 The undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be 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 not(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the trustee and of the trusts created by said deed of trust, to wit: Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $640,559.75 (ESTIMATED) ACCRUED INTEREST AND ADDITIONAL ADVANCES, IF ANY, WILL INCREASE THIS FIGURE PRIOR TO SALE The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a Written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said notice of default and election to sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: MAY 28, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. 05-FWA- 64861 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/22/2006. 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. On June 25, 2009, at 10:00 AM, AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREET, in the City of MARTINEZ, County of CONTRA COSTA, State of CALIFORNIA, REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by BRENDA L BELSHER, A MARRIED WOMAN, as Trustors, recorded on 6/16/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0191460-00, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, or cashier’s check (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States) without warranty express or implied as to title, use, possession or encumbrances, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it as such Trustee, in and to the following described property situated in the aforesaid County and State, to-wit: TAX PARCEL NO. 037-363003 From information which the Trustee deems reliable, but for which Trustee makes no representation or warranty, the street address or other common designation of the above described property is purported to be 474 BEAU LIEU LANE , OAKLEY, CA 94561. Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including fees and expenses of sale. The total amount of the unpaid principal balance, interest thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publi-

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ENTERTAINMENT OUT & ABOUT IN EAST COUNTY

Music Friday, June 19 Delta Jazz Duo The Delta Jazz Duo performs jazz standards, bossas and originals from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Shutters Brasserie, a French-American restaurant at Sunset Road and Elkins Way in Brentwood. For more information, call 925516-4131 or visit www.shuttersbrasserie. com or www.deltajazztrio.com.

Brentwood Starry Nights Concert The Michael Paul Band, a local Country/ Southern rock band, plays in downtown Brentwood from 7-9 p.m. These cowboys don’t just play music – they put on a show you won’t want to miss. For more information, visit www.themichaelpaulband.com or call 925-516-5444.

Saturday, June 20 Delta Jazz Duo The Delta Jazz Duo performs jazz standards, bossas and originals from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Shutters Brasserie, a French-American restaurant at Sunset Road and Elkins Way in Brentwood. For more information, call 925516-4131 or visit www.shuttersbrasserie. com or www.deltajazztrio.com.

To list an entertainment event, e-mail calendar@brentwoodpress.com by noon on Friday one week prior to publication. Or post your event online at www.thepress.net.

Shows

‘Rodeo House’ Bethel Island Lions Club presents “Rodeo House” live at Scout Hall, 3090 Ranch Lane in Bethel Island. The $20 admission includes dinner and the show. Cocktails are served starting 6 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m. Showtime is 8 p.m. For more information and tickets, call 925-625-8163.

Friday, June 26 Piano Duo Polyhymnia Eric and Catherine Thompson host their first Music and Wine Series Recital of 2009 at 7:30 p.m. (and again Sunday, June 28 at 3:30 p.m.) at 2628 Saint Andrews Drive in Brentwood. Complimentary food and wine will be served. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. RSVP is required. For more information and to RSVP, call 925-513-7156

Events Friday, June 19 Girls Night Out Aloha Girlfriends Unlimited invites you to a evening in the “Hawaiian Islands” – Girlfriends style. So bring your grass skirt to the Neighborhood Church in Brentwood from 7-10 p.m. and enjoy games, food and, of course, fun. This is a free event. For more information, call 925-634-1415.

Band Festival

Thursday, June 25 Downtown Thursdays Family Festival

The Brentwood Concert Band performs in the third annual Golden Gate Park Band Festival in Golden Gate Park starting at 3 p.m. The two-day festival features community bands from northern California by invitation only. For more information, call Sue at 925-634-3411.

The Family Festival features music and kidfriendly entertainment, plus arts and crafts, vendors and activities. Those who’d like to showcase their art or business should call Lyle at 925-634-3344 or e-mail lyle@brentwoodchamber.com. For more information, visit www.brentwooddowntown.com.

Friday, June 19 Black Diamond Senior Follies An evening of magic by Keith Adair, plus music from local vocalists, is slated for the Black Diamond Senior Follies at the Creative Arts Theatre Complex Little Theatre, 250 School St. in Pittsburg, at 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday. Admission donation is $10. For more information, call 925-432-3643.

‘Aladdin’ Stage Right Conservatory Theatre presents “Aladdin – A Tale From the Arabian Nights” at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center in Antioch on June 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 7 p.m.; June 21 and 28 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and $5 for children. For more information, call 925216-4613 or visit www.srctgrp.org.

‘The Jungle Book’ Black Diamond Theatre Company presents the Disney version of “The Jungle Book” at 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 20 at 1 p.m. in the theater at Edna Hill Middle School, 140 Birch St. in Brentwood. Tickets are $5. E-mail blackdiamondtheater@comcast.net or call 925-216-0851. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Comic Book Artist Black Diamond Theatre Company presents “The Adventures of a Comic Book Artist” at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 20 at 3 p.m. in the theater at Edna Hill Middle School, 140 Birch St. in Brentwood. Tickets are $5. E-mail blackdiamondtheater@comcast.net or call 925-216-0851. Tickets will also be available at the door.


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CALENDAR LOCAL EVENTS & SERVICE CLUBS

Events Saturday, June 20 Teeball and Coach-pitch Baseball Introduce your child (preschool through fourth grade) to America’s pastime, and join them on the field while they learn the basics. Children need only a glove; the YMCA provides all other equipment. For more information, call the Delta Family YMCA at 925-625-9333 or e-mail rawollenzien@mdrymca.org.

Dolphins Swim Club Help support the Dolphin Swim Club at its Feeling Lucky Texas Hold ’em Poker Tournament Fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. at Deer Ridge Golf Course. The first 100 participants receive a $50 buy-in. For more information, call Mark at 925-584-8066 or visit www.brentwooddolphins.com.

Blood Drive The Delta Community Presbyterian Church in Discovery Bay hosts a Red Cross Blood Drive from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. To make an appointment, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or call the church at 925-634-0184. Appointments are best, but walk-ins are welcome.

Sunday, June 21 Seven Principals for a Richer Life The Awakening Retreat Center in Brentwood hosts a workshop from 1-4 p.m. Learn ways to enhance your energy, expand your enjoyment and increase fulfillment in life through a deeper integration of your inner and outer natures. The requested donation is $40. For information and registration, call 925-755-8822 or visit www.awakeningonline.com.

Monday, June 22 Crocodile Dock Kids in preschool through fifth grade are invited to join Crocodile Dock Vacation Bible School at Resurrection Ministries in Brentwood. VBS is held June 22-26 from 9 a.m.-noon. Registration is $35; $30 for each additional sibling. To register, call 925-634-5180.

Warriors Basketball Camp Sign-ups are underway for the June 22-26 session at Freedom High School in Oakley. For online registration, go to www.warriors. com. For more information, call 510-986-5310.

Brentwood Summer Soccer Bay Area Soccer Academy, LLC conducts Summer Soccer Skills camps for kids 6-14 at any skill level. The first session runs June 22-26; the second, July 6-10. Both are held at Oak Meadow Park from 8 a.m.-noon. The cost is $145. For more information, call 925-759-3064 or visit www.bayareasocceracademy.com.

To have a community event listed, e-mail information to calendar@ brentwoodpress.com by noon, Friday, at least one week prior to publication. Or post your event online at www.thepress.net.

Creek Building, Room 1E. Kaiser membership is not required. The group focuses on pre- and post-op surgery and offers valuable information to those considering WLS. For more information, call 925-695-4125 or e-mail deervalley_wls_group@yahoo.com.

Self-defense for Kids The Antioch Library’s Once Upon a Wednesday presentation features Grandmaster Tosh conducting a 3 p.m. workshop on offensive and defensive techniques for kids 4 and older. Kids under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 925-757-9224.

Thursday, June 25 Downtown Thursdays From 5 to 8 p.m., historic downtown Brentwood provides music, street dancing, food, plus displays of arts and crafts. Each Thursday features a special theme, Family Festivals, Car Shows, Hot Brentwood Nights (Aug. 13), Harvest Festival (Sept. 3) and Oktoberfest (Oct. 1). For more information, call Lyle at 925-634-3344 or visit www.brentwooddowntown.com.

Attorney Counseling Evenings An attorney specializing in family law will be at the Pittsburg Library at 6 p.m. to answer questions. This is a free event; no reservations are required. For more information, call 925-427-8390.

Sign-ups Boys Basketball Trinity Titans boys basketball is seeking competitive players between the ages of 10 and 12. For more information, call Coach Mike at 925-321-2957 or visit www.eteamz.com/trinitytitansbasketball.

Big Splash Summer Day Camp Sign-ups are now underway for Big Splash Summer Day Camp for kids in grades 1-6. Camp is held Monday-Friday from 9 a.m-3 p.m. weekly through the summer at the Prewett WaterPark & Center. The cost is $162. For more information, call 925-779-7070.

Hoops Unlimited Oakley’s only nonprofit 10-11U boys basketball team is looking for players. Practice is held every Friday at Oakley School courts from 4:30-6 p.m. For more information, call James at 510-734-3492 or e-mail hoops_ unlimited@yahoo.com.

SeaWolves Swimming and Water Polo

Summer Reading 2009 Add flair to your summer and join the Contra Costa County Library’s Summer Reading Program through Aug. 17. Contact your local library to see all the fun and exciting programs your library has to offer you and your family. For more information, visit www.ccclib.org.

On the Horizon St. Anne Community Life Center Join in the second anniversary of St. Anne Community Life Center from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, June 26, featuring dinner, dancing and The Big Wave Dave Band. The cost is $30 per person or $50 per couple. Tickets are available after each Mass and at www.stannechurchbyron.com. For more information, call 925-634-6625.

YNOT U A fundraising dinner for YNOT U youth program, in conjunction with Giant Step, is held at Cap’s in Brentwood on Friday, June 26 from 6:30 p.m.-1 a.m. The event includes dinner, dancing and a raffle. Tickets are $45. For more information and to RSVP, e-mail tonyolan@yahoo.

Art Contest Express yourself through art this summer in the Contra Costa County Library’s free2create art contest. Students entering middle or high school in the fall of 2009 are invited to enter a piece of original artwork by Aug. 1 based on the free2create theme. For submission guidelines and rules, visit www.ccclib.org.

‘Our Lady of Antipolo’ The Filipino community of Saint Anthony parish in Oakley invites you the annual fiesta in honor of our Lady of Antipolo on Saturday, June 27 at 5 p.m. Refreshments, raffle prizes and entertainment will make this a great celebration. For more information, call Florrie at 925-625-4310 or Lita at 925-625-2031.

Summer Festival Delta Community Presbyterian Church in Discovery Bay hosts a Summer Festival filled with family fun on Saturday, June 27 from 36 p.m. Adult admission is $5; children under 12 accompanied by an adult are admitted free; activities wristbands are $10. For more information, call Jill at 925-516-2116.

Read to Dogs

Registration for the SeaWolves summer swimming and water polo teams has begun. Visit www.brentwoodseawolves.com for more information. Discounts are available for early registration and payment.

The Pittsburg Library invites kids 6-15 to drop by on Saturday, June 27 from 11 a.m.12:30 p.m. to practice reading with a lovable therapy dog – a great way for children to practice or improve reading skills. To reserve a 10-15-minute slot, sign up at the library or call 925-427-8390.

Stitching Saturdays

Car Wash

Upgrade your wardrobe (or anything else) with Mike’s silkscreen designs at the Antioch Library from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Bring any smooth surface you want silkscreened. Attendance is limited to 25 participants in seventh grade and up. For more information, call 925-757-9224.

The Oakley Library is calling all crochet and knitting enthusiasts for their first stitching program, held on Saturdays, July 11 and Aug. 8, from 10 a.m.-noon. This is a free program and all are welcome. For more information, call Angeline at 925-625-3589.

The Liberty High School Band and Color Guard hold a car wash on Saturday, June 27 at Longs, 3171 Balfour Road in Brentwood, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. All donations go toward the cost associated with competitions. For more information, e-mailsmaslen@byron. k12.ca.us.

Wednesday, June 24 Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group

Learn traditional martial arts at no obligation. Delta Taekwon-Do is offering a free summer session through July 25. Some restrictions apply. For information and registration, call 925-308-7393. See the schedule at www.deltatkd.com.

Tuesday, June 23 Screen Printing with Mike

The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at Deer Valley Kaiser’s Sand

Martial Arts

Car Show The East Bay Exotic Car Club holds a car show in front of the Best Buy parking lot. Come see more than 40 exotic cars on Sunday, June 28. No other information is available at this time.

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