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Fire tax heads for the ballot by Rick Lemyre Staff Writer The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District will ask residents to approve a $197-per-year parcel tax next June to improve service and avoid potentially devastating cuts next year. The tax, which will generate about $8.6 million, was approved Monday on an 8-0 vote (Director Robert Kenny was absent). It will require a two-thirds majority to pass. The ECCFPD encompasses 250 square miles of East County, including Brentwood, Oakley, Discovery Bay, Byron, Knightsen, Bethel Island and the area near Morgan Territory Road. Because tax-sharing rates were set in 1978 when the area was primarily served by volunteer and part-time firefighters, the ECCFPD receives only 6 cents of each property tax dol-

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lar – half of what most full-time districts receive. Plummeting property values have further eroded what the district gets. The additional tax will erase the $2.6 million operating deficit now made up with dwindling reserves, which will run out next year. It will also enable the district to expand the lessthan-bare-bones service it can now provide. It will place three firefighters on each engine, one of whom will be a paramedic (two of the six district stations are now staffed with two firefighters). The district now provides only basic lifesaving medical service. The increase will also enable the district to staff a seventh fire station. Last year, the district closed a station in Byron and one in Discovery Bay to cut costs, but it’s unclear at this point

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United in remembrance

Communities gathered to honor the victims of 9/11 and renew their commitment to freedom. Page 1B

Recreation rewarded Photo by Delaura Pigati

storm the likes of which is usually found in the tropics surprised much of East County last week, but Dominee Pigati, 5, and her sister Dallas, 2, knew just what to do. “My girls were so excited, they ran in and grabbed their umbrellas and ran outside to enjoy the warm rain,” said their mom, Delaura. “They were so awed by the lightning and thunder, I had to snap a photo.” Thanks for sharing, Delaura!

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The city’s commitment to providing kids an optimal environment for play earned it another national award. Page 3A

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Frazier to run for Assembly seat by Rick Lemyre Staff Writer

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Oakley Mayor Jim Frazier, right, is congratulated by longtime Oakley businessman and community leader Enrico Cinquini after Frazier announced last Thursday that he would seek election for the new 11th District of the state Assembly.

Oakley Mayor Jim Frazier is the first to announce he will run for a seat in the newly formed District 11 of the State Assembly. Created by the census-driven realignment of government districts, the 11th Assembly District encompasses Oakley, Antioch, Brentwood, Byron, Discovery Bay, Bethel Island and Knightsen in Contra Costa County, and Vacaville, Fairfield and Rio Vista in Solano County. Because the district is new, there is no incumbent against which to run, although the

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seat is expected to draw several more candidates. “This is an opportunity to work with some great people who are legislators already,” said Frazier, 52. Many expected him to challenge Mary Piepho for District III of the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors, but Frazier thinks he can make a bigger impact in Sacramento. “I think I can have a better footprint at the state level and get more done,” he said. Frazier, a general contractor, said he would take a “business approach” to the Assembly’s most challenging task: see Frazier page 30A

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The shores of Diablo Shores got soaked with the spray of world-class skiers at a pro-am extravaganza. Page 24A Calendar ............................ 15B Classifieds ......................... 10B Cop Logs ............................13A East County Life ................ 1B Entertainment ................... 5B Food ...................................... 6B Health & Beauty ................ 4B Milestones ........................ 14B Opinion ..............................12A Sports .................................21A FOR MOVIE TIMES SEE PAGE 5A

A decade later go to multimedia/videos Sorrow and solidarity marked East County’s 9/11 observances.


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Director says he won’t resign by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer Discovery Bay CSD Vice President Brian Dawson said this week that he will not resign his seat on the board despite calls from fellow directors to step down in the wake of his arrest on suspicion of spousal abuse. “In light of the fact that he was arrested for domestic violence and pending a potential trial, I believe the right thing is for him to resign from the board and take whatever time is necessary to bring his family together,” said CSD Director Mark Simon. CSD Director Ray Tetreault also called for Dawson to step down. “I’ve been thinking about this since it happened, and I wish the best for him and want him and his family to get this behind them and work things out,” said Tetreault. “But if he cares about the Town of Discovery Bay at all, he should resign.” But a defiant Dawson insisted he would stay on the board and expressed anger with Simon and Tetreault for calling for his resignation publicly in the press. “I am very disappointed that the two minority voting members of the board would use this as a political move

DAWSON to strengthen their position on the board and to grandstand in the press,” said Dawson. “They just bought themselves two more months with me.” However, one CSD director – newcomer Chris Steele – stopped short of calling for Dawson’s resignation. “I would wish for Brian to take care of his wife and his relationship first,” said Steele. “I hope that he will focus on his family first.” Dawson was arrested Aug. 27 on charges of spousal abuse following a domestic dispute at his home on Sand Point Road. Upon arrival at the scene, see Resign page 30A

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Brentwood still a Playful City USA In what has become something of an annual tradition, Brentwood has been named a Playful City USA by the national non-profit organization KaBOOM! for the fourth straight year. “It’s easy to come to work with a smile on your face when you work in a Playful City,” said Parks and Recreation Director Craig Bronzan. “We’ve hit a grand slam, being named a Playful City for the fourth consecutive year.” A primary goal of Playful City USA is to encourage cities and towns to share creative ideas, concepts and programs in an effort to increase play opportunities for children. Among the reasons KaBOOM! selected Brentwood as one of the 151 cities nationwide to be honored is its dedication to addressing America’s “play deficit.” “The Play Deficit continues to harm our children and stifle their mental and physical development, while directly facilitating the ongoing childhood obesity crisis,” said KaBOOM! Founder and CEO Darell Hammond. “These 151 Playful City USA communities have joined Ka-

BOOM! in making a collective statement that we will no longer accept the misconception that play is a luxury when the reality is that play is an absolute necessity for children.” see Playful page 30A


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Brentwood inventor stirs the pot by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer

Every Christmas, John Ardent would watch his mother slaving over a hot stove, stirring her famous marinara sauce on one burner while juggling to keep her other sauces from boiling over. Finally one year, Ardent, frustrated that his mother was chained to the stove stirring her pots instead of enjoying her guests and family, got off the sidelines. “Inevitably something would burn and I would say to her, ‘Mom, you’re burning the sauce,’” said Ardent, an amateur inventor at the time. “So finally she just looked at me and said, ‘Then invent something.’” So he did. The result was the Ardenté Gourmet Stirrer, a battery-powered appliance that stirs sauces, soups and stews automatically. The hands-free stirrer adjusts to fit any 9- to 14-inch double-handled saucepot and can be set on a continuous setting or at 12-second intervals. “The longest we’ve let it run was 18 hours and it did just fine,” said Mary Anne, John’s wife. “We love it. We have the grandkids and family at our home all the time, and we just put the sauce on the stove and go do other things. When we come back, the sauce is done and cleanup is easy. Nothing sticks or burns.” Described as a stirrer and not a mixer, the Ardent’s product complements any item with a liquid consistency, including baking ingredients such as sugars, chocolates and syrups. The Brentwood residents came out with their final ready-for-sale product last September and have since been marketing their timesaving stirrer all over the country. Their recent appearance at a Chicago trade show garnered several local TV interviews and a mention on the “Rachel Ray Show.” Available currently online and

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John Ardent, president and inventor of the Ardenté Gourmet Stirrer, designed the self-stirring appliance in honor of his mother Angela, seen here in a photograph with Ardent’s father. at several mom-and-pop stores around the state, the Ardents are now focusing their energies on selling their product at home. “We’re doing a lot of marketing right now,” said Mary Anne. “Just trying to get our name out there and letting people know who we are. It’s a lot of work, but also a lot of fun. So far, it’s going very well.” The Gourmet Stirrer is available in black and white and is powered by four “C” batteries. It comes with two blades for double or single stirring; both the blades and

stainless steel shaft are dishwasher safe, compact and easy to store. So what’s best thing about the gourmet stirrer? “That it really works,” laughed Frank. “The true test for me was when I put in 54 meatballs and got 54 perfect ones back. That was when I knew we had something.” The Ardenté Gourmet Stirrer sells for $59.99 and is available online at www.ardentegourmetstirrer.com or by calling 925-240-9513. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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History sizzles at barbecue bash by Ray Carter Correspondent

It’s an annual fundraiser with no deliberate connection to the events of Sept. 11, 2001, but this year the East Contra Costa Historical Society (ECCHS) Barbecue took on greater meaning. Held last Sunday, 9/11/11, the event began with a remembrance of the nearly 3,000 lives lost on that fateful day 10 years ago. An American flag, previously lowered to halfmast, was raised as the East County Concert band played the National Anthem, and sisters Madeline and Olivia Bustos sang patriotic songs. Society treasurer Joyce Enos said the event fed 378 people, the largest turnout in recent history. Two of the attendees were Brentwood Mayor Bob Taylor and his wife, Pam. The mayor delivered a City Council Proclamation to the family of the late ECCHS founding member Bob Gromm, who was recognized for his efforts to establish the Society and preserve the historic John Marsh House. “I’m a history buff,” said the mayor. “And we can thank God we have organizations like this (society) that preserve memories of the past.” The barbecue gives many old-timers the chance to reminisce while providing a historical source for teachers, researchers and anyone interested in exploring East County history, from Native American beginnings to contemporary events. Attendees were entertained by the East County Concert Band, a trio of musicians called the Old Buzzards, demonstrations of horseshoeing, a Civil War exhibit, gold panning, yarn spinning and an old car show that included a World War I Harley Davidson motorcycle complete with sidecar. The Byer-Nail Museum’s collection was also on full display, featuring relics, memorabilia, old photographs, documents and even clothing from East County’s bygone days. The barbecue meal, cooked up by the Brentwood Rotary Club, was highlighted by tri-tip and plenty of local produce, including Brentwood sweet corn and tomatoes. Cooks, servers and bottle-washers all donated their labor to the cause. New Brentwood residents Lance and Michelle Stornetta were impressed with the society’s efforts to preserve history. “It makes you want to be involved so kids can find out about the area’s history,” Michelle

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Dennis Gill rode some fully operational history to the ECCHS annual barbecue Sunday: a 1918 Harley Davidson motorcycle from World War I. The bike was used in New Zealand; notice the sidecar is on the left side. said. Lance, a contractor, hopes he can get involved with helping rebuild an old school house awaiting restoration on Society property. “It’s an honor to have a community event like this where people can come to eat, have a good time and remember the police and firefighters who lost their lives on 9/11,” said ECCHS President Virginia Karlberg. For more information on the East Contra Costa Historical Society, visit www.ecchs.net. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Black Cat Ball to aid Antioch shelter Friends of Animals Services holds its 16th annual Black Cat Ball at the Lone Tree Golf Course and Events Center in Antioch on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event benefit the Antioch Animal Shelter. The ball features hors d’oeuvres, a seasonal buffet, music by the Malcolm Hunter & John Seppala Jazz Duo, dancing, a costume contest (costumes optional) and raffle. The event’s honorary chair is State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. Tickets are $65 for adults and $35 for children under 13. Under the jurisdiction of the Antioch Police Department, Antioch Animal Services is responsible for the enforcement of local

and state laws relating to the care, control and protection of animals and citizens. Officers’ responsibilities include picking up and confining stray, sick, injured, vicious and dead animals; issuance of dog licenses; patrolling the city streets; control of animal nuisance problems and animal euthanasia. The Animal Shelter also provides adoption, volunteer and education programs. According to Antioch Police Chief Allan Cantando, “Attending the Black Cat Ball is a great way for the community to support the Antioch Animal Shelter. Working together with Friends of Animal Services, and through see Black Cat page 7A

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Black Cat from page 6A the generosity of the public, our staff are able to deliver more services to the increasing number of animals in our community who need help.” Residents not able to attend the ball can help support the shelter through financial contributions, raffle prizes and sponsorship. According to Barbara Sobalvarro, president and founder of Friends of Animal Services, “Not only are donations tax deductible, but the

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WHERE ARE THE REOS, PART II Last week I wrote about the lack of REO (Real Estate Owned by banks) properties in the marketplace. Sure, there are REOs out there, but not as many as there “should” be based on the amount of delinquency, upside-down homeowners, etc. I listed several reasons, but told you I’d share with you this week what I think the #1 reason is. Here it is: Accounting Rules. That’s right. Boring old accounting. Specifically where banks have to value their assets at what the market says they are worth, or what their “model” says they are worth. These are commonly known as “Mark to Market” vs. “Mark to Model” rules. Let’s say a bank makes a loan of $400K on a home worth $500K. Then let’s say the value of the home drops to $250K. Under Mark to Market rules, the bank would have to write down that loan to $250K (or less, considering foreclosure costs) and take a loss of $150K+. However, under Mark to Model they can hold it on the books at $400K. No loss. They can do this because their “model” (a complex formula) can say that they are going to hold that loan until the market comes back, or the

borrower pays it off, hence they don’t have to book the loss now. Whether they are using one or the other of these rules has a HUGE impact on banks’ financials, especially when the real estate market crashed. They were using the Mark to Market rules, but then switched to Market to Model in late 2008. Ever since then, banks have a BIG accounting incentive NOT to foreclosure, because they have to actually “realize” the loss if they were to foreclose. Banks are already in a precarious financial position. If they foreclosed on all the homes they SHOULD foreclose on, they’d have to book Gatrillions (yes, I made that up...) in losses. Many banks wouldn’t survive that process. So, that’s why the solution they keep going back to is some version of “extend and pretend.” Anything to stretch this out another quarter, or another year, hoping things magically “get better.” If you have questions on this or any other real estate topic, call me at (925) 240-MOVE (6683). To search the MLS for free and view virtual tours of homes for sale, go to: www.SharpHomesOnline.com. Sharp Realty – Advertisement

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rebound better than others, no district has been left unscathed by the cuts, whether in teacher and staff layoffs, class size increases or cancellation of programs such as art, music and physical education. Parents in the Brentwood Union School District rallied last year with the inaugural Run For Fun’ds, a run/walk that raised more than $15,000 for the district’s 10 schools. This Saturday, Sept. 17 at 8 a.m., families from the Brentwood schools will return to the field between Garin Elementary and Edna Hill Middle schools to complete as many laps as possible to raise additional funds for their schools. Last year, the net total was divided evenly between the schools, but this year, schools will collect funds raised by their students. As an incentive, the school with the most registered participants will receive a $500 bonus. The event is open to the community. Registration is $20. “Our schools still need our help so that they can offer the best services to our children,” said event organizer Beth Zeigler. “It’s not about helping one school or all the schools; it’s about helping the children of our community.” For more information, visit www. busdrunforfunds.org. While no other districts in the area have launched a fundraiser of that magnitude, others might take the cue from the Brentwood district. Brentwood Elementary launched the Brentwood Bazaar, a massive rummage sale, a few years ago. Through this fundraiser, vendors rent a space on campus and sell their goods and housewares. The school raises money and participants get to keep the proceeds from their sales – a win-win. Brentwood Elementary raised more than $3,500 at its spring bazaar, and event organizers hope to enjoy similar success at the fall bazaar, scheduled for Oct. 22. Similar events will be offered at Discovery Bay Elementary (Sept. 17) and Laurel Elementary (Sept. 24) in Oakley. Pioneer Elementary, also in the Brentwood district, is launching its first rummage sale on Sept. 24. Pioneer Parent Club member Kris Simone said the parent club was looking for a new way to raise money for the purchase of equipment and school supplies. Based on Brentwood Elementary’s success, the rummage sale model seemed worth a try. School fundraisers such as candy sales and magazine subscription drives remain a staple of annual fundraising efforts, but more parent clubs are thinking outside the box. Marsh Creek Elementary in Brentwood will host a scrapbook fundraiser on Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For $50, scrapbooking fanatics will be set up with a 4-foot workspace. Scrapbook supplies will be available at a discounted price, and lunch, dinner and snacks will be provided. Proceeds will go toward the purchase of a school marquee. see Ingenuity page 20A


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continue through 2 p.m. According to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, approximately 15,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with Type I Diabetes each year. Type I Diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks and destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas that regulate blood sugar levels. As a result, people with the disease must monitor their blood sugar levels constantly and take multiple insulin shots every day to keep their body in balance. There is no cure for diabetes, and scientists are still unsure of the exact cause of the disease, despite discovering its genetic and environmental triggers. If unmanaged, diabetes can lead to blindness, nerve damage and heart disease. Registration for the Strides Lions Walk For Diabetes Awareness is $35 for individuals and $100 for a team. Participants are encouraged to collect donations. Prizes will be awarded to the individual and team that collect the most money and the individual and team that walk the most miles. There is also a contest for the most creative team T-shirt. For more information, call Ginsler at 925-642-2825 or e-mail fginsler@ gmail.com.

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Sign-ups are still underway for the Brentwood Lions Club’s second annual Strides Lions Walk For Diabetes Awareness, another of the organization’s many charitable efforts. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24. Last year’s Walk raised more than $3,000 for the Diabetes Society’s education camps for children coping with Type I Diabetes. Using last year’s funds, the club was able to send six East County children to camp, where they learned how to manage their disease and make healthy lifestyle choices. “These camps help children cope with this disease,” said Brentwood Lions President Fred Ginsler. “At camp, these kids get to have fun and be out in nature, and they get to chance to meet other kids with diabetes. They get to be surrounded by kids who understand what they’re going through. It’s a really meaningful experience, especially for children who have been recently diagnosed.” The event kicks off at 8 a.m. at Creekside Park on Claremont Drive in Brentwood. Participants will walk along Marsh Creek Trail to Veterans Park and then circle back to Creekside Park. The event concludes with raffle and an information fair, where participants may obtain health screenings. Festivities

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In Limbo: The Forever Trial Modification by Joan Grimes, Esq. Every day, at least 1 person comes into my office complaining that they have made all of their payments under a trial loan modification, but there has been no permanent modification. According to the latest numbers, only 4% of all trial modifications under HAMP have become permanent. The Treasury indicated in December, 2009 that it would start fining lenders for failing to complete loan modifications, but to date, we have seen little improvement yet. Borrowers are told a host of explanations as to why there has been no permanent loan modification including there is missing paperwork, the loan is with a negotiator or simply that the loan modification takes time. While all of these explanations may be true, the result is that borrowers throughout the country are left in limbo not knowing whether they should try to stay or make preparations for leaving the home. To make matters worse, most borrowers know that the loan modification documentation signed by them warns that foreclosure may be immediately resumed from the point at which it was suspended if this trial modification plan terminates and no new notice of default, notice of intent to accelerate, or similar notice is required. What should they do? In order to reduce some of their anxiety, I ask them to work through a simple 3 step process to see if any loan modification really makes sense for them. Step 1- What are the terms of the loan modification being offered? There are many types of loan modification being offered by lenders. However, the one most helpful to borrowers is HAMP which stands for Home Affordable Modification Program. Lenders are not required to participate in this program. However, the biggest lenders including Bank of America, Chase Bank, Wells Fargo Bank and Citibank are participating. The program lowers the interest rate to 2% for years 1-5 and increases the interest rate over the next 3 years until it is fixed in year 8 at approximately 4.5% for the remaining term of the loan or in some instances extending the loan term to a 40 year loan. If the trial period is not for a HAMP loan modification, you should immediately contact the lender and apply for HAMP loan modification.

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Step 2- Can you pay off the principal balance? A good rule of thumb is that a borrower can payoff 2-2.5 times their gross household income in a home loan over the course of their working life and go on vacation and have a child or two. Therefore, if a family’s average gross household income is $100,000, they should not have a home loan which exceeds $250,000. This is assuming a 30 year fixed loan. If a borrower has less than 30 years remaining work time, the amount should be reduced accordingly. Step 3- Is the loan modification payment less than I would pay in rent? Assuming, the above calculation shows that you will not be able to pay off the balance of the loan over the course of your remaining work career, is the loan modification payment still less than I would pay in rent? Depending on where you live, the loan modification payment may still be less than rent you would pay in your immediate area. Loan Modifications are difficult. No documentation loans have become full documentation plus loan modifications. If you are in a forever trial modification, I urge to first consider whether any loan modification is going to make financial sense. If the loan modification is denied, see if you qualify for another program. If decide a loan modification does not make sense or you are denied, I recommend you seek legal counsel before allowing the property to be sold in a short sale or foreclosure. You need to know what is going to be your personal liability if the property is sold in a short sale or foreclosure. I see people every day for FREE 30 minute consultations at my offices in Walnut Creek, Antioch and Brentwood. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT PROVIDED AS LEGAL ADVICE AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UP IN MAKING ANY DECISION REGARDING A VOLUNTARY DEFAULT, SHORT SALE, FORECLOSURE OR BANKRUPTCY. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR OBTAINING TAX & LEGAL ADVICE REGARDING AN INDIVIDUAL SITUATION. GRIMESBKLAW.COM Š 2011 Joan Grimes

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Seniors are invited to grab a friend and come out the Brentwood Senior Activity Center, 193 Griffith Lane, on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Friends, Food, Fun, Free. The event features raffles, entertainment, information and resources for seniors. Vendors will include Senior Helpers, Hannah Nicole Vineyards, Eskaton Lodge, Elderly Wish Foundation, Hospice of the East Bay, A Place for Mom, The Commons at Dallas Ranch, Welcome Home Cleaning, Doctor Beer, The Residences – Antioch Care Home, Vet Tech Petcare, Art by Kaethe, Gold Refinery, John Muir Senior Services, Grief Baskets, Sweet Medical, Edward Jones, Contra Costa Hearing Aid, Classy Cottage, An-

Masquerade Ball planned Tickets – $8 for members; $10 for non-members – may be purchased in advance at the Brentwood Senior Activity Center or the Brentwood Parks and Recreation Department Office, 101B Sand Creek Road. The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, Oct. 14. For more information, call the Senior Volunteer Ambassador at 925-516-5380 or the Parks and Recreation Department at 925-516-5444.

Brentwood seniors are invited to a spooktacular evening of dancing, hors d’oeuvres and spirits with the Brentwood Senior Citizens Club, Inc. at a Halloween masquerade ball on Friday, Oct. 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Brentwood Senior Activity Center, 193 Griffith Lane. The event features a costume contest and music by Note Worthy. Prizes will be awarded for the best costume, scariest costume and most original costume.

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Art, Wine & Chocolate Fest set for Saturday The public is invited to feast on art, wine and chocolate at the annual Trilogy at The Vineyards Art, Wine & Chocolate Fest, held Sunday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Trilogy’s model homes will be filled with artists displaying and selling their art in media ranging from oil painting, watercolor, sculpture and photography to handmade jewelry, art glass dishes, one-of-a-kind hand-knit scarves, ceramic ware and Trilogy Olive Oil. Chocolate will be provided by Shea Homes and Rocky Mountain Chocolates.

At 11:30 a.m., Sherry Cummings will demonstrate special effects with watercolors, followed by Alyssa Casey’s paper-making demonstration at 1 p.m. At 2 p.m., CHICO’s will hold a fashion show featuring a gift drawing. And at 3 p.m., Bill Paskewitz will speak on how art has the power to transform spaces. Brad Perks will exhibit his vineyard photography and sign copies of his newest book, “Harvest.” Trilogy at The Vineyards is located at 1988 Sacred Mountain Lane in Brentwood.

Lions offer Touch of Class The Discovery Bay Lions Club continues its free Concerts on the Bay series this Saturday, Sept. 17 with a performance by Touch of Class from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Discovery Bay Yacht Harbor. Touch of Class is an 11-piece band known for high-energy performances that get audiences moving and shaking to the band’s funk, soul and rock ’n’ roll. Since the Lions Club’s mission is to raise money to support community needs,

no outside food, drinks or coolers will be allowed inside the lawn area where the band performs – but beer, wine, hot dogs, soda and water will be available for purchase. For more information about the Concerts on the Bay or how to become a vendor at the event, call Jim at 925-5139032 or Grace at 925-516-7234. For more information on other Lion events, visit www.discoverybaylions.com.

Discovery Bay Home Tour Local real estate agents will guide potential homebuyers through Discovery Bay on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. as part of the inaugural Discovery Bay Home Tour. This giant open house will showcase the best houses on the market in town, including homes on the water, on the golf course and in gated and non-gated neighbor-

hoods. The Home Tour kicks off at 11 a.m. with a selection of artisan food vendors at the shopping center on Discovery Bay Boulevard at Riverlake Road. The event also features a raffle and music from 3 to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www. discoverybayhometour.com.

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Dawson should step down now Editor: As a concerned resident of Discovery Bay, I am troubled by the issues leading to the arrest of CSD Director and Board Vice President Brian Dawson. I (like many other DB residents) believe it is in the best interest of our community for Director Dawson to resign from the board, effective immediately. When Mr. Dawson was first appointed to the CSD, it was against the wishes of the majority of the board. In fact, current board member Mark Simon wrote a letter to each board supervisor (public record) prior to the appointment, outlining the reasons he felt that Mr. Dawson wasn’t fit to serve. Brian Dawson never disclosed his mental disorder during the appointment. Mr. Dawson admitted in his interview with Ruth Roberts that he is unable to control his anger and unable to make rational decisions without medication. I believe that Brian had an obligation to the residents of DB to disclose this critical information before he decided to run for office. The decisions he makes as a board member affect every resident of this small community, and in many instances result in a financial burden on the community’s ratepayers. Mr. Dawson has exhibited the extent of his anger on several occasions, including twice in the parking lot of the CSD offices. He waited with his shirt off for a resident he felt had insulted him during the meeting. Brian’s wife finally talked him into getting into the car and going home instead of fighting. The second issue came when he got upset during a CSD meeting because he wasn’t appointed to a committee he wanted to serve on. He passed a note to board President Kevin Graves, threatening to “kick his ass” after the meeting. CSD counsel Dan Schroeder had to step between them in the parking lot to stop the altercation. Brian Dawson needs to resign his

CSD directorship effective immediately. Don Flint Discovery Bay

Consider Walmart thoroughly Editor: When I heard about the possibility of a Walmart coming to Brentwood, I decided to investigate the pros and cons of having one come into a city like ours. In my investigation, I discovered an incredible history of debate between oppositionists and proponents who present convincing arguments, both in favor and against, having Walmart be part of their community. Yet, the most fascinating discovery I learned was that WalMart serves customers more than 200 million times per week … according to Walmart itself. They do so with the help of 1.5 million associated employees located all over the world. How could this happen to a business that’s less than 50 years old? The main reason is that Walmart has successfully changed the way we buy consumer goods. Their “Always low prices” marketing ploy has motivated us to shop at Walmart … by the millions. In fact, it has been noted that at any given time, nearly half the United States’ adult population is shopping at Walmart (“The Walmart Culture” – Kerry Walters). It is this conditioning of “buying products at low prices” that has created the controversy Walmart faces today, since they will do anything to continue to provide “low prices” … even if it can be interpreted as morally and ethnically wrong. There is evidence that Walmart has contracts with emerging-world “sweat shops,” dominates purchasing control over its suppliers and restricts employee compensation. These are a high cost to pay for the sake of satisfying our demand for low prices. Yet Walmart will continue to exist as long as consumers are more focused on getting things cheap rather than any consequences we might face in the future.

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So … what should our citizens and the City Council decide about having a Walmart in Brentwood? Granted the obvious decision is to welcome Walmart so we can benefit for the umpteen revenue tax dollars coming to our city. Yet is our support of controversial business practices and the closing down of existing businesses worth it? Before we decide to bring Walmart to our city, let’s consider creating a “Walmart committee” that will investigate the following issues: 1) What is the environmental impact on our city’s water, waste and sewer facilities if Walmart is here? 2) What potential businesses will have to close their doors and how will this negatively impact our community? 3) What anticipated crime and safety issues can be identified and how will Walmart address these potential issues? 4) How much extra revenue and community support will we have if a Walmart store comes into our city? 5) How will Walmart impact the lives of our future generations? Will it help us sustain a quality of life we have enjoyed at Brentwood for so many years? My hope is that this committee will be able to investigate and report the long-term effects of having a Walmart in Brentwood. If potential and existing bad implications outweigh the good, let’s stop Walmart from coming into Brentwood. If the good outweighs the bad, maybe it would be best to welcome “Always low prices” to Brentwood. Victor Silva Brentwood

CSD director should resign Editor: In my opinion, there should be no question about Brian Dawson’s immediate resignation from the DB-CSD. The fact that he has not already resigned says a lot about him as an individual only interested in himself. It is unfortunate he has a mental health problem. It is too bad he says he can’t control himself and it is too bad

he turned violent toward his family. No doubt it is a bad situation. But that does not change the fact that he should not be a DB-CSD director. Not resigning, under the circumstances, is selfish and arrogant. This community deserves a fully staffed and functioning board to make the necessary decisions regarding our significant rate dollars and the environmental safety aspects of the water/waste treatment system. We don’t need impaired board members who exhibit irrational judgment and who are dealing with huge and ongoing legal/personal problems. Dawson needs to quit playing victim and quickly and quietly resign so that he can deal with his legal, medical and family situations. Anything less than his immediate resignation demonstrates an injustice to both our community and his family. This is a guy who needs to be thinking about others instead of his political ambitions. He blew it big time; his political career in Discovery Bay is over. He needs to move on and quit being an embarrassment to our community. In my opinion, it was wrong for David Piepho and Mary Piepho to manipulate the system (they went against the will of the sitting majority) to seat him on the CSD in the first place. In addition, it was wrong for Dawson to run for election, knowing full well the potential problems and consequences related to his mental impairment without disclosing them. As the sitting county supervisor who championed Dawson’s original CSD appointment, if Mary Piepho does not issue a public statement seeking his resignation, then she should consider herself unelectable next year. And she (or anyone else) should not claim this is a private matter. No way, not after our elected official is hauled off to jail for violence and not after he said what he said in this and other newspapers. Jeff Barber Discovery Bay

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A sampling of recent law enforcement activity reported by East County police departments. BRENTWOOD Sept. 5, 1:15 a.m. A subject contacted during a verbal dispute on Garin Parkway at Chestnut Street was found to have been driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Sept. 5, 1:42 a.m. On Balfour Road at Sellers Avenue, a subject who struck another subject several times was found to be under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Sept. 5, 2:04 a.m. A resident of Peachwillow Court reported that a subject in possession of a dangerous weapon had been invited into her residence by her son, but not with her permission. The subject was arrested and released to his parent on a Juvenile Affidavit. Sept. 5, 9:33 a.m. A resident of Outrigger Circle reported that his vehicle has been stolen. The vehicle was located, two subjects were arrested and taken into custody, and one was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility. Sept. 5, 7:42 p.m. On Lone Tree Way at the Highway 4 Bypass, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to be driving on a suspended license. Sept. 5, 10:42 p.m. A driver entered the intersection of Balfour Road and the Highway 4 Bypass against the red light and collided with another vehicle, causing it to flip onto its top. A passenger in the second vehicle complained of head pain and was transported to a local hospital. Sept. 6, 8:12 a.m. A resident of Sheldon Street reported receiving hang-up calls from a blocked phone number. Sept. 6, 9:55 a.m. Brentwood Boulevard at Technology Way, a subject stopped for expired registration was found to be driving on an expired license. Sept. 6, 11:24 a.m. An unidentified person forced entry into a residence on Brookdale Drive and stole a shotgun, rifle, welder and vehicle. Sept. 6, 3:29 p.m. An unidentified person entered a residence on Bartlett Court through a side door and stole change from the bedroom. Sept. 6, 4:42 p.m. An unidentified driver

LOGS struck a vehicle parked on Sand Creek Road. Sept. 7, 11:04 a.m. A resident of St. Andrews Drive observed an unidentified person, driving a gold Lexus with black wheels, stop at his mailbox and steal two envelopes containing checks he had written. Sept. 7, 12:37 p.m. On American Avenue, two subjects found in possession of marijuana – one, the seller; the other, the buyer – were arrested and released on Juvenile Affidavits. Sept. 7, 1:23 p.m. A subject who called in the initial report of shots fired in the area of Mills Drive on Sept. 6 found nine .22 caliber shell casings behind his residence on Armstrong Way. Sept. 7, 2:41 p.m. On Sand Creek Road, a driver struck a light pole, which toppled over and struck the front of a business. Sept. 7, 6 p.m. A subject who stole merchandise from a business on Lone Tree Way brandished a knife at the assistant manager, challenging him to fight. The subject then stole merchandise from a nearby store, where he was apprehended by loss-prevention personnel, arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Sept. 8, 8:59 a.m. An unidentified person entered the unlocked side garage door of a residence on Anderson Lane and stole a purse. Sept. 8, 10:28 a.m. At police headquarters, a resident of Larkspur Lane turned in a firearm for destruction. Sept. 8, 11:48 a.m. An unidentified person deposited a fraudulent check using the account information of a resident of Chatsworth Court. Sept. 8, 2 p.m. A subject drove past a business on Sand Creek Road several times in violation of a restraining order. Sept. 8, 6:39 p.m. On Applewood Court at Brentwood Boulevard, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found to have a no-bail warrant for his arrest and be driving on a license suspended for DUI. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Sept. 8, 7:38 p.m. A subject placed under citizen’s arrest for shoplifting at a business on Lone Tree Way was released on a Promise To Appear. Sept. 8, 11:50 p.m. On Brentwood Boulevard at Central Boulevard, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to have an

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On Mills Drive in Brentwood, two subjects were involved in a domestic disturbance over beans. Sept. 11, 1:36 p.m. outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Sept. 9, 9:17 a.m. An unidentified person cut the gasoline line to a vehicle parked on Breakwater Way. Sept. 9, 10:27 a.m. A resident of Anastasia Drive reported receiving annoying phone calls from an unidentified person. Sept. 9, 11:16 p.m. On Balfour Road at Hudson Drive, a subject who failed to yield to a police vehicle during an enforcement stop was found to be driving without a license and in possession of a stolen vehicle. He was arrested and released on a Juvenile Affidavit. Sept. 10, 6:56 p.m. A subject who entered a residence on La Fonte Drive with the intent to commit theft was arrested and taken to Juvenile Hall. Sept. 11, 11:39 a.m. and 12:51 p.m. Catalytic converters were stolen from vehicles parked on Milberry Place and Monterrosa Court. Sept. 11, 12:18 p.m. An unidentified person stole a purse left at a restaurant on Blossom Drive. The purse contained the victim’s wallet and medication. Estimated loss: $100. Sept. 11, 1:36 p.m. On Mills Drive, two subjects were involved in a domestic disturbance over beans. Sept. 11, 8:30 p.m. On Lone Tree Way at Brentwood Boulevard, a subject contacted for a vehicle code violation was arrested for possession of methamphetamine. To view the Brentwood Police Department’s public logs on the city’s Web site, visit www.ci.brentwood.ca.us/department/ pd/reports/index.cfm. OAKLEY Aug. 29 – On Everlasting Way at Windflower Way, a subject was arrested for receiving stolen property. Aug. 30 – On the 1000 block of Vintage Parkway, a subject was arrested for carrying a weapon on school grounds. Aug. 30 – On Live Oak Avenue at Main Street, a subject was arrested for driving without a license. Aug. 30 – A bicycle was stolen from the 100 block of Malicoat Avenue. Aug. 30 – On the 100 block of Douglas Road, a subject was arrested for domestic violence with injury to a spouse. Aug. 31 – A residence on the 200 block of Al-

mondtree Lane was burglarized. Aug. 31 – A vehicle was towed from East Cypress Road at Main Street. Aug. 31 – On the 5700 block of Bridgehead Road, a subject was arrested for violating a court order. Aug. 31 – A marine hazard was removed from the 6000 block of Bridgehead Road. Aug. 31 – A stolen vehicle was recovered from the 900 block of Main Street. Sept. 1 – On the 100 block of Francisco Villa Drive, a subject was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs. Sept. 1 – A vehicle accident with property damage was reported on Carpenter Road at Empire Avenue. Sept. 1 – On the 4200 block of Northwood Court, a subject was arrested for being under the influence of drugs. Sept. 1 – On the 100 block of Crane Court, a subject was arrested for indecent exposure. Sept. 2 – Domestic battery was reported on the 900 block of Chianti Way. Sept. 2 – On Almondtree Lane at Beechnut Lane, a vehicle was burglarized. Sept. 2 – Incidents of petty theft were reported on the 200 block of Las Dunas Avenue and the 300 block of Lakespring Place. Sept. 2 – Vandalism was reported on the 1000 block of West Cypress Road. Sept. 2 – Illegal entry was reported on the 100 block of Lozoya Way. Sept. 2 – A vehicle accident with injuries was reported on the 1200 block of West Cypress Road. Sept. 2 – A vehicle accident with property damage was reported on Gardenia Avenue at Main Street. Sept. 3 – On O’Hara Avenue at Star Street, a subject was arrested for violation of probation. Sept. 3 – Arrested warrants were served on the 2100 block of Megan Drive and the 900 block of Walnut Drive. Sept. 3 – On the 100 block of Minaret Road, a subject was arrested for battery. Sept. 3 – A juvenile runaway was reported on the 100 block of Hamilton Court. Sept. 4 – On the 500 block of Norcross Lane, a subject was arrested for vehicle theft. Sept. 4 – On Bridgehead Road at Main Street, a subject was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. MEDA L LD AWARD

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Monument to peace planted in Antioch by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer

About 50 people gathered recently outside Antioch’s City Hall to deliver a message: May Peace Prevail on Earth. As part of the Interfaith Peace Project’s 11 Days of Peace, a peace pole was planted on Monday at the city’s main offices. The wooden pole, placed next to a 9/11 memorial tree, translates the phrase “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in a variety of languages, a physical manifestation of the peace project’s diversity. Held at 16 East County sites, the project encompasses roughly a dozen religions and beliefs. This is the city’s second peace pole. The first one was planted last year, on the International Day of Peace, at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church. “Everybody looked uplifted and glad they were here,” Interfaith Peace Project event chair Walter Ruehlig said. “I think a tradition has begun. I think people will be clamoring to do something like this every year.” Ruehlig, an Antioch Unified School District Board member, said event officials and city leaders bantered about where to put the pole before eventually deciding on City Hall. Organizers considered putting a pole at Prewett Park in southeast Antioch, but decided that placing one at the governmental heart of the city would be best. Ruehlig said Contra Costa County District III Su-

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Antioch religious and community leaders, including Fr. Tom Bonacci, left, and Mayor Jim Davis, center, connected with the peace pole during Monday’s ceremony. pervisor Mary Piepho, one of several local dignitaries in attendance, spoke with Ruehlig about planting a peace pole outside county headquarters. Mayor Jim Davis felt that the peace pole would also spark positive discussion among residents who attend meetings or visit City Hall. “It says a lot about our community and the faith-based organizations that we have who meet on a regular basis,” Davis said. “They try to do what’s best for the

city, whether it’s through prayer, meditation or volunteer work for our city. They’re really out there helping. I appreciate their good thoughts and prayers.” The planting of the peace pole served as the key event on the second day of the 11 Days of Peace program. On Sunday, five local Churches of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, as well as St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Walnut Creek, held services focusing on peace. The Interfaith Peace Project Center in Antioch opened its doors on Sunday, the 10-

year anniversary of 9/11, for quiet reflection, prayer, study and gentle conversation. “It’s like a touchstone for the city,” Ruehlig said of the peace pole. “A lot of people come through and sometimes the city politics and the rhetoric gets a little bit heated, so it seemed like an appropriate place.” As she did for last year’s event, Sierra Lynne sang inspirational, peace-oriented songs during the pole’s dedication ceremony. Veteran Richard Assadoorian, in a booming baritone voice, wowed the crowd with his rendition of “Dream the Impossible Dream.” After doves – an international symbol of peace – were released, religious leaders were invited to join hands at the pole. “I promise and pledge to you this day forward that together, we can do what no one of us can do alone,” Fr. Tom Bonacci told the attendees. “Antioch and the Delta region serves as an example of what the world can do when peace can flow from our hearts.” Bonacci, from St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, created the Interfaith Peace Project, which has grown now into an 11-day program celebrating peace. Some of the participating faiths include Buddhism, Islam, and Christian denominations such as the Episcopal and Presbyterian churches. The Interfaith Peace Project continues through Sept. 21, the International Day of Peace. For more information or a schedule of events, visit www.interfaithpeaceproject.org. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Waterway cleanups held this weekend California’s coast and waterways are no strangers to the accumulation of trash and debris, but East County residents can fight that trend on Saturday, Sept. 17 as part of the state’s largest volunteer event: California Coastal Cleanup Day, an annual beach and inland waterway cleanup. From 9 a.m. to noon, East County residents are invited to once again take a stand against pollution and clean up trash along Antioch’s waterways. For details about volunteer sites, e-mail jhaaswajdowicz@ci.antioch.ca.us.

In 2010, more 82,500 volunteers, including a record 375 from East County, removed more than 1.2 million pounds of trash and recyclables from local beaches, lakes and waterways. When combined with the International Coastal Cleanup, organized by Ocean Conservancy, California Coastal Cleanup Day becomes part of one of the largest volunteer events in the world. Coastal Cleanup Day is an ideal way for families, students, service groups and neighbors to join in caring for their fragile marine environment and show community support for shared natural resources. For more information, visit www. coastforyou.org.

Ingenuity from page 8A Another way parent clubs are raising money for their schools is by partnering with local businesses to host fundraisers in which a portion of the proceeds benefit the school. Ron Nunn Elementary in Brentwood hosts fundraisers at Yogurt Pizzaz, Chuck E Cheese, Mountain Mike’s, Panda Express, Rubio’s, Lumpy’s Diner, Digger’s Diner and Grazie. Nunn Elementary’s first fundraiser of the school year, held at Togo’s, garnered $810. “We have a tremendous support system at our school,” said Parent Club member Jamie Connors. “Whether it be our teachers, staff, parents, kids, family and friends of the Ron Nunn community, everyone has the same goal in mind: raise funds to make our school the best it can be for our children.” There are, however, plenty of ways to support schools without attending special events. Brentwood Elementary collects recyclables every Friday at 8 a.m., before classes commence. Since every little bit helps, the Brentwood community is invited to drop off plastic bottles and soda cans, which will be taken to a recycling center in exchange for money. Supporting schools can be as easy as shopping at a grocery story. Most schools collect Box Tops, a proof-of-purchase label that appears on General Mills products such as Betty Crocker, Pillsbury and Cheerios. Participants simply clip out the labels and return them to the school. Kathleen Bates, who manages the Box Top program at Ron Nunn, said collecting Box Tops is a good way to support your school. “It doesn’t seem like much, since each Box Top is worth 10 cents, but last year, we raised $2,400 just from Box Tops. That’s a lot of clipping and saving, but it’s worth it.” Those with no children or relatives attending a local school are also encouraged to collect Box Tops and return them to the school office of their choice. “These Box Tops appear on products you already use every day,” said Bates, “so why not save them to support your schools?” For more information about school fundraiser events and programs, contact your local school or parent club. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Outlaws series roars through Antioch by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer With four laps to go in Monday night’s first World of Outlaws event at the Antioch Speedway, an intriguing showdown made its way to the front of the pack. After leader Craig Dollansky nicked a slower car and flipped into the turntwo wall, sprint car legend Steve Kinser claimed the top spot. Right behind Kinser, 57, was 19-year-old Kyle Larson of Elk Grove, one of the sport’s rising stars. As the green flag dropped, Kinser showed that there’s no substitute for experience. The 20-time World of Outlaws champion opened up a solid lead, taking the checkered flag and $10,000 in front of a sold-out Antioch Speedway crowd. “I just had to get out there and not make a whole lot of mistakes,” Kinser said. “We had an open race track. I think we had a pretty good race car, too.” It proved to be an unlucky night for leaders throughout Monday night’s main event. In the 11th lap, leader Lucas Wolfe got tangled up with Placerville’s Andy Gregg in turn four. The accident bumped Wolfe to the back of the pack and allowed Dollansky to take the top spot. That crash also claimed Sammy

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Steve Kinser, in the No. 11 car, goes around turn three at Antioch Speedway on Monday night. Kinser, one of racing’s most popular drivers, ended up taking the checkered flag at the first World of Outlaws event held in Antioch. Swindell, who earlier that night set the track record in qualifying, speeding around the 3/8-mile dirt oval in 11.563 seconds. Dollansky finished 24th; Swindell 18th. Dollansky enjoyed the lead until lap

26, when he tried to pass a slower car in turn one. Dollansky’s No. 7 car flipped and slammed into the turn-one wall, knocking out a piece of it. The babyfaced Larson, a crowd favorite, clawed his way up from 14th in

the main event to second place. The solid finish continued a spectacular season for Larson, who has one win and three top five finishes to his credit this year. “It was awesome, from 14th to second in the Outlaws – can’t really say much more about that,” Larson said. “On that restart, I pretty much knew I didn’t have a shot of winning it because (Kinser) doesn’t make any mistakes.” Kinser’s victory, the eighth on the season, tied him with Dollansky for most wins this year. San Jose driver Tim Kaeding placed third in the main event. Kaeding had an interesting night, as his No. 83JR car flipped during the dash race (which determined positioning for the main event). Kaeding came back out onto the track sporting a new wing and was able to finish fifth in the dash. Another California native, Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, finished fourth. Jason Sides, whose car got a new engine after the heat race, rounded out the top five. Current points leader Jason Meyers, of Clovis, placed sixth. Sweet, unlike many of his World of Outlaws competitors, has raced at Antioch before, and tried to use that knowledge to his advantage. “This is a tough little track,” Sweet said. “The crowd was pretty good. … Hopefully we’ll be back. Hopefully they got to see a good show.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

Panthers outlast Eagles in marathon by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer Antioch High’s football team had been waiting since 2003 for a victory over Clayton Valley, a former Bay Valley Athletic League foe. What’s another four hours? In a marathon game lengthened by an hour-long lightning delay, myriad penalties and overtime, the Panthers claimed a 29-23 victory Friday night over the host Eagles. Senior receiver Linsey Crofitt nabbed a touchdown pass from senior Troy Amate to send Antioch home happy. “My heart was beating,” Crofitt said. “I didn’t know if I was going to catch it or not. I had to give my all on that last play. I knew it was coming to me.” Before Antioch (2-0) touched the ball in overtime, Clayton Valley went three-and-out, missing a field goal. All the Panthers needed was to put points on the board from 10 yards out. While a pinpoint throw earned Antioch the win, it was a shot in the dark

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Junior quarterback/receiver Hunter Karnthong breaks through for a touchdown in Antioch’s long win over Clayton Valley on Friday night. from a novice Panthers kicker that sent the game to overtime. Trailing 23-20 late in the fourth quarter, Antioch recovered a fumble at

the Clayton Valley 45-yard line. Facing a fourth-and-seven, Amate dialed a pass to junior wideout Darrin Jones, who made a spectacular catch at the sideline.

A few plays later, the Panthers’ drive stalled at the 21-yard line, when they again faced fourth down. Unlike the Eagles (1-1), Antioch lacks a fieldgoal specialist. Head coach John Lucido faced a dilemma: go for it and risk turning the ball over or put the game on the foot of PAT kicker Hunter Karnthong. From 38 yards out, Karnthong drove the ball, put his head down and hoped for the best. When the Panthers’ crowd cheered, he knew it had split the uprights. Karnthong, a junior who seems to play every position save waterboy, said he has never kicked from that far – and had never even attempted a field goal in a game. Lucido said that when Karnthong boots extra points in practice, they have a certain boom to them. He felt confident that Karthong could nail the kick. “I was so nervous, I was shaking,” Karnthong said. “The goalposts are intimidating. I just thought I had to make see Outlast page 24A


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Thousands enjoy Diablo Shores event by Michael Dixon Correspondent For the ninth time, East Bay waterski enthusiasts were treated to world-class talent at the Diablo Shores Pro Am Waterski Event, held last weekend in Brentwood. Organizer Greg Badal estimated that between 2,000 and 3,000 spectators came out to watch 100 skiers carve curtains of Bay water skyward over the course of three days. “It was awesome,” Badal said. “We had great weather. Skiers from all over the world were here.” The trophy stand took on an international feel. Canada’s Whitney McClintock won the Open Women division, while the USA’s Regina Jaquess and Australia’s Karina Nowland rounded out the top three. In the Open Men division, New Zealand’s Aaron Larkin beat Americans Nick Parsons and Nate Smith. Chad Scott claimed the Master Men’s title while Don Stanford was the top amateur. In addition to serving as tournament organizer, Badal finished in third place in the Master Men’s contest. While impressed by the pros, Badal called the amateurs the backbone of the sport. Roughly 40 of them from the United States and Canada participated. The amateurs took to the water Friday; the pros Saturday and Sunday. Of the pros, 30 were top men, 15 were top women and 15 were Masters. “It’s a world-class site,” Badal said. “We run a

Outlast from page 21A it. (Lucido) told me not to watch it, to just look down and kick it.” The road the Panthers took to get to a tie was long and windy. At one point, it looked as if Antioch was cruising for a victory. Later in the game, it seemed as if Panther miscues might get the best of them. Antioch drew 16 penalties totaling 117 yards, but was able to overcome a two-touchdown third-quarter deficit. “In the middle of the third quarter, we said we’re going to go faster and dic-

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Kris LaPiot shreds up some water during the Diablo Shores Pro-Am Waterski Event last weekend in Brentwood. More than 2,000 people came to see some of the world’s best waterskiers compete. world-class event. You know that if you set a world record, it will stand. Athletes really want to have an event like that. It’s also a really relaxed event. There are skiers and spectators that have known these guys for years.” In addition the top professionals and amateurs, some of the greats from the sport’s past were also honored. Carl Roberg and brothers Kris and Bob LaPiot

tate the pace of the game,” Lucido said. “Everything that could’ve gone wrong went wrong, and these guys fought back. I’m proud of them.” The Panthers started off hot, marching down the field on their first drive to make it 6-0, and after intercepting a Mateo Gomez pass, appeared poised to make it a two-possession game. But lightning began striking throughout Contra Costa County. While the bolts made for a crowd-pleasing show, they also delayed the game for roughly an

were once again in attendance. In their prime more than 30 years ago, they’re are now honored annually as the Legends. The event was covered by a worldwide live Webcast. More than 10,000 people logged on to witness the competition, something Badal said will continue next year on www.diabloshores.com. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

hour in the first quarter. When play resumed, Clayton Valley got on the board with a first-quarter field goal by junior Eddie Juarez. The Eagles scored again in the second quarter, a 12yard touchdown run, giving them a lead they didn’t relinquish until overtime. Antioch has a bye on Friday. The Panthers resume play against Napa on Sept. 23 – their home opener. Junior varsity Clayton Valley 18, Antioch 14 Antioch fell to 1-1 on Friday night

after dropping a close game against Clayton Valley 18-14. The Panthers were able to stay close to the Eagles, but missed opportunities kept them from pulling ahead late in the game. “I think we came out and performed below our standard,” head coach Kevin Tracy said. “I still think we fought hard until the end.” Tracy said he was impressed with the efforts of DJ Wall and Isaac Lewis. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Delta Patriots take care of Tokay Tigers Delta Patriots North faced off against the Tokay Jr. Tigers on Saturday at the Heritage High School stadium, and the Starts dominated the first game 32-6. The rest of the day resulted in impressive victo-

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EC Lions sweep Concord The East County Lionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; youth football league kicked off its season last weekend with a four-game sweep of the Concord Cobras. The Lions operate five levels of play, but only four keep a score. The Scout team is a fundamental learning team, but last weekend, it showed

the Concord Cobras how to play the game. It all started Saturday morning with a 34-yard run by Cody Muth, capped on the next play by a quarterback sneak from Mason Brandy, who see Sweep page 29A


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Sweep from page 28A scored on a 60-yard TD run later in the game. Head coach Joseph Guaragna was proud of his 7-9-year-olds, who made it look easy. “They really look like they got it together,” Guaragna said. Defensive coach Dave Gonzales’ charges allowed the Concord Cobras only 30 yards rushing and no touchdowns. Concord had only one opportunity to score, but a touchdown-saving tackle made by Glenn Borlongan put a end to that. The Jr. Pee Wee boys, ages 9 and 10, opened their game by marching straight down the field. Dominic Viramontes got optimal field position for Braxton Copeland to score the Lions first touchdown of the game. Cole Gregerson nailed the extra-point attempt, making it 8-0 East County. The Cobras offense was stopped by the Lions’ defense of Devyn Douglas, Hunter Karbowski, Justin Bergen and Joshua Lewis. Running back Gaudi Campbell took the ball 45 yards to set up his first touchdown – one of many for the Jr. Pee Wee Lions. Quarterback Jay Butterfield showed how much he has grown from last year as a Scout, leading his team to its first win, a 26-0 decision. The East County Lions’ Pee Wee division started off the 2011 season with a bang. Ronnie Rivers fielded the season-opening kickoff and raced untouched for a 68-yard TD. Following a fumble recovery by Abel Ordaz, the Lions scored on a 45-yard TD run by Rivers to go up 13-0 – and never looked back, dominating Concord en route to a 40-0 victory. The offensive outburst also included a 79-yard run on a reverse by wide receiver Bailey Coston and a 40-yard halfback pass from Rivers to wide receiver Michael Tapia. The Lions defense, led by a ferocious defensive line, didn’t allow a single first down the entire game. ECYF Jr. Midgets 35-7 victory was led by Demmier Wright, who ran for 100 yards and scored two touchdowns. Jared Rodger scored on a 30-yard touchdown pass from Brody Garner, and Joel Olmos ran for 30 yards and a TD. Thato Mkhwanazi caught one pass for 35 yards and Dominic Mather boosted the score by kicking 11 points. The Jr. Midget defense, led by Ryan Mucher and Dewey Martin, stopped the Cobras from scoring more than once. Emillano Diaz anchored the offensive line along with Michael Adams, Kyle Coonan, Arnold Cuevas and Anthony Gripe. Nick Zell did a great job leading the Lions to a first victory. The East County Lions Midget team kicked off its season with a 32-0 rout of the Concord Cobras. The Lions defense was tough all day, led by Chad Austin, who made seven tackles and one interception. Quinten Shep-

pard and Darren Jackson bolstered the defense. The Lions offense was a model of efficiency, scoring on three of its first four possessions. Dominic Espino notched three touchdowns on runs of three, four and 10 yards. The Lions offensive line also opened big holes for Espino and Adrian Bonilla. Victor Saude was a perfect 4-for-4 on extra-point kicks. His booming kickoffs gave the Lions good field position all day. East County faces the Benecia Panthers this Saturday. – Courtesy of Ingrid Gregerson

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t was a busy weekend filled with 9/11 commemorations, local fairs and the start of the NFL season, but dedicated Almond Festival fans still found their way to the annual party at O’Hara Park in Oakley. Hosted by the Oakley Chamber of Commerce, visitors were treated to live music, a variety of food and craft booths, classic car displays and carnival rides.

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Playful from page 3A This summer, Brentwood offered the Playport to Fun program, a unique way to engage the community in play. The city encouraged residents to travel to as many parks as possible during the summer, and provided games and programs at those parks to foster family involvement. The city concludes the Playport to Fun program with its annual Play Day on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Veterans Park, 3841 Balfour Road. Kids of all ages are welcome participate in games, a scavenger hunt, kite flying, chalk drawings and a small park improvement project to celebrate the city’s achievement.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, play is important to healthy brain development and allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive and emotional strength. Today’s children spend less time playing outside than any previous generations in part because only 20 percent live within walking distance of a park or playground. One of KaBOOMS’s goals is to provide every child an outdoor playspace within a five-minute walk of home. For more information on the KaBOOM! Playful City USA program, visit www.kaboom.org/playfulcityusa.

LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Brentwood will, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on September 27, 2011, hold a public hearing to consider the following: Consideration of an Ordinance approving an amendment to Chapter 17.850 (RZ 11-004) of the Brentwood Municipal Code (Temporary Use Permit), to establish criteria for a minor temporary use permit process which would allow a simplified application for temporary specified activities within developed non-residential areas citywide. Applicant: City of Brentwood The Planning Commission held a public hearing to consider the application on September 6, 2011, and recommended that it be approved by the City Council. Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 101B Sand Creek Road, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Associate Planner Debbie Hill [(925) 516-5135 or dhill@ci.brentwood.ca.us] in the

Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 118 Oak Street, Brentwood, California 94513. In any court challenge of City Council decisions, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: September 16, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006155-00 The name of the business (es): Red Carpet Shoes Located at: 311 Myrtle Lane In: Oakley, Ca, 94561, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jason Lee Johnson 311 Myrtle Lane, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Jason Lee Johnson

This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/13/11 By P. Cornelius, Deputy Expires 9/13/16 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish dates: September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005719-00 The name of the business (es): Work-A-Haulics Located at: 1649 Windsor Wy In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1)Terry Domino Ferguson 2)Erica Mercado 1649 Windsor Wy Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a General Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Terry Domino Ferguson This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 8/22/11 By Lisa Woods, Deputy Expires 8/22/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 2011

Fire from page 1A where the seventh station might open. “That will be determined by call volume and the needs of the district,” Fire Chief Hugh Henderson said Tuesday. If the tax passes, the district will begin receiving the additional funds in December of 2012. All six current stations would be staffed with three firefighters immediately, in January of 2013. The implementation of the paramedic program – which accounts for about $10 (5 percent) of the increase – would also start right away, beginning with training and equipment installation. The first two paramedics would be placed on engines in July of 2013, and incrementally thereafter until 2016, when all engines are expected to have paramedic firefighters on board. Recognizing that the two-thirds majority required to pass the tax would be hard to achieve, the board on Monday also hired a public relations firm to help explain the tax to voters. The education effort is expected to show not only what the voters will receive for their money, but make certain they know what will happen if the tax doesn’t pass. “If it fails, you’ve got three (stations),” Director Jim Frazier said Monday night. He was referring to the $8 million budget the district would be forced to continue living with, absent help from

Resign from page 3A deputies found that a telephone had been pulled from the wall and that a physical altercation had occurred between Dawson and wife Jessica. She sustained some bruising but did not require hospitalization. Dawson was booked into the Martinez County Jail and later released on $20,000 bail. He faces possible felony charges and is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 31. Dawson said he has a history of bipolar disorder and that financial hardships had made it impossible to afford his medication in recent months. He said that, since his arrest, he is back on his medication, managing well and plans to attend the next CSD board meeting on Sept. 21.

Frazier from page 1A creating a balanced budget in the face of the ongoing economic crisis. In addition to supporting education, Frazier said job creation tops his list of priorities. “We can’t wait for the federal government to give us another stimulus,” he said. “We’ve got to produce our own stimulus.” As a member of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) Citizen Advisory Board, Frazier said he helped secure $50 million from the state to widen the Highway 4 Bypass, and an additional $160 million in federal funding for the Highway 4/160 connector. He believes the experience helped him build regional and state-level relationships that, along with those he has developed in 22 years of running businesses, have prepared him well for the types of de-

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the exhausted reserves. “The board has already explored what living with an $8 million budget means,” Henderson said Tuesday. “I don’t mean to make this a scare tactic; that’s all the money we will have.” A number of residents on hand at Monday’s meeting said they were anxious to begin informing people about the tax, including Knightsen resident Carolyn Prince. Prince is a paramedic with American Medical Response, which currently provides paramedic service in the district. The people providing that service are outstanding, she said, but more are needed. “I don’t care (about the money); I want the service,” said Prince, adding that she will be paying the tax four times for her four properties. “The money is nothing. Approve it as soon as possible so people like me and my family can educate people on the benefits of this measure.” Also on board to help spread the word is Oakley resident and Bethel Island firefighter Tom Loccoco, who urged swift action. “Get the information in concrete as soon as possible,” he said. “There are 100,000 people in our district, and I would like to talk to each and every one of them.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

“I’m not going anywhere,” said Dawson. “I have not been convicted of any crimes and I’m staying to finish the work I was elected to do … I sent my board an e-mail telling them that I was not going to resign and that I look forward to seeing them at the next meeting.” Dawson was appointed to an open seat on the CSD board in 2009 and elected to a four-year term in 2010. According to Discovery Bay General Manager Rick Howard, the CSD has no legal say regarding whether or not Dawson retains his seat on the board. But should Dawson be charged with a felony and convicted of the crime, CSD law states that he must automatically forfeit his seat. To comment, visit www.thepress.net. cisions required of the Assembly, especially budgetary planning. A small crowd of well-wishers gathered at Oakley City Hall last week for his announcement. It included Oakley resident Karen Kelly, who believes Frazier’s personal qualities are some of the strongest reasons to vote for him. “He’s honorable, he’s humble and he’s a man of his word,” she said. “He and his wife Janet make a wonderful pair.” In addition to his mayoral and CCTA duties, Frazier is a director on the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Board, and has begun or is involved with a number of nonprofit organizations, including the Friends of Oakley. Despite his busy schedule, he doesn’t believe his Assembly campaign will detract from his other obligations. “I can multi-task with the best of them,” he said. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Sept. 11 from page 1B towers, the Pentagon, those who died aboard Flight 93 in Pennsylvania, and a final time for the members of our armed forces who have lost their lives in the War on Terrorism. “The most fitting memorial service we can truly leave to the innocent lives lost from our country on Sept. 11, 2001,” Wilson concluded, “is not etched somewhere in glass today, but etched in our hearts and souls as we continue to move forward in the pursuit of happiness and the defense of liberty for all.” Across town at the East Contra Costa Historical Society’s annual barbecue fundraiser, a similar flag-lowering ceremony was conducted by members of the American Legion. Claudia Price was one of hundreds who gathered at the Byer-Nail Museum for the brief ceremony, and the celebration of American history that is the museum. “Everyone knows what they were doing when 9/11 happened, but I don’t think everyone knows exactly why they feel the way they do about it,” Price said. “Here, all you have to do is walk around, see the exhibits and the displays, and you know what we’re protecting.” Dirk Zeigler was among the BrentON THE COVER: Brentwood Police Explorer Mariah Silva rings a bell in remembrance of the victims of 9/11 and the War on Terror during Sunday’s observance of the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

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Marine Cpl. Chris Motl lights a candle in memory of the victims of terrorism at the 9/11 ceremonies held in Antioch on Sunday. wood Rotary members on hand to do the barbecuing. His thoughts were on the children, including his, who did not experience that day 10 years ago. He’s hopeful that the 10th anniversary media coverage, which some considered overdone, doesn’t “desensitize” them or other Americans to what happened, and cause them to tune it out. “I want them to know how horrible

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it was, and that there are reasons we are overseas,” he said. “Whether people agree with the war or not, it’s a travesty if they don’t support our troops.” In Antioch, the East County Military Families and Friends (ECMFF) held its fifth annual Freedom Walk at Somersville Towne Center. About two hundred people joined the mile-and-ahalf walk around the mall, waving flags and signs in response to the honking vehicles passing by. Music was provided by the Jessica Caylyn Band, and vendor booths offered free commemorative Tshirts donated by USS-POSCO, a chance to write a thank-you message to troops overseas, and several other stations. Police Chief Alan Cantando said that as he watched televised coverage of ceremonies held that morning back

east, his thoughts turned to the first responders who perished after rushing in to a perilous, unprecedented situation, not knowing what might happen or even what they could do. “They did the best they could, and they didn’t care (about the danger),” he said. “They were there to help the people in those buildings. He also thought about those who joined the military in response to the attacks. Unlike first responders, who performed the duties required by their job, those who joined the military were not forced to serve their country. “Those who enlisted did have a choice,” he said. “They knew they were headed into harm’s way, yet they enlisted see Sept. 11 page 3B


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Sept. 11 from page 2B anyway. That is true heroism.” ECMFF founder Josie Monaghan told the crowd that 9/11 had changed her life forever, inspiring her to spend all her time honoring and supporting the troops. After serving in Iraq, her son returned to become a police officer in the Bay Area, and she encouraged those present to put their patriotism into action as well. Don’t just copy and paste patriotic messages on social networks, she said, “Do something. Talk is cheap.” Pfc. Louie McNabb, a National

Guardsman, saw Sunday’s ceremony on his way home from training. Such observations motivate him to continue to be ready to serve – he expects to deploy to the war zone in the coming months. “Sept. 11 changed my whole mentality,” he said. “I know something could happen at any time.” The event also included the reading of an original poem by Officer W. Carter and remarks by Mayor Jim Davis. “As the sun sets, and we give thanks for what we have, ask yourselves if you’ve done any good today,” Davis said. “In my heart, you all have. You are here.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Take care of your bones A bone mineral density test is an easy, brief and painless X-ray that measures the strength of your bones – and I can vouch for its value. On the advice of my doctor, I decided it was time for a full exam on my old bones, and got my SENIOR arm tested at a health ORNER fair. I stretched out on a comfy table and let the machine glide over my body. The exam was administered by a friendly lady, and before I knew it, I was done. The results were provided right away. MARLA Osteopenia is a LUCKHARDT condition one step from osteoporosis, which causes bones to become thin and brittle. Much more common in women than men, osteoporosis can progress to an advanced stage before you show any symptoms or signs of the ailment. Osteopenia marks the beginning of that progress. If not treated, it can lead to osteoporosis. To prevent osteopenia from developing into osteoporosis, doctors recommend vitamin D and calcium supplements. Vitamin D3 is especially helpful. As calcium needs more time to be absorbed in the body, it should be taken in increments. Check with your doctor or pharmacist for dosage. Maintain a consistent, 30-minute bone building exercise program using light weights or elastic bands. Walking, stair

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climbing, swimming and even dancing are good two to three times per week. Always wear comfortable, low-heeled shoes with non-slip soles to prevent falling. Start slowly and add duration and weight a little at a time. We’re not looking to become professional body builders, so start with 2-pound weights and build up to about 5. This will increase strength and tone without turning you into a Mr./Mrs. Universe contestant. If necessary, use a cane or walker for balance and sit to work your arms. Since you know your body better than anyone, watch for changes in your health and pain level. If the doctor finds that you’ve contracted osteoporosis, you might be may prescribed a bisphosphonate such as actonel or fosamax. Since these are potent medications, follow the doctor’s instructions carefully. Limit your alcohol intake – and don’t smoke. If you experience swelling or sudden pain after a fall, see your doctor or go the emergency room immediately. Let the staff know you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis and inform them of your medications. The simple bone mineral density test, which is covered by most insurance plans, can be the difference between vitamins and a smart exercise routine versus medications and painful movement. Marla Luckhardt is a Discovery Bay resident and member of the East Contra Costa Senior Coalition. She works with several local senior care and advocacy groups. To contact her, e-mail marla2054@aol.com.


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Factory workers played by Andrea X. Maciel, Shelby Rinehart, Michaela Pippin and Erin Clayton-Macgill are frightened by factory floor boss Martin Roth, played by Robert Jewell, in the LHS Playmakers’ production of “To See the Stars.”

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Production to make audiences see ‘Stars’ The Uprising of 20,000, an actual historical event. Dixon chose the play because the powerful story has resonated with students in her classes for the last two years. She believes that the community will enjoy it as well. “To See the Stars” takes the stage Sept. 16, 17, 22 and 23 at 7 p.m.; Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. at the Allan E. Jones Performing Arts Center on the Liberty High School campus. Tickets are $9.50 for general admission; $7.50 for youth (through high school; college students must provide ID) and senior citizens (55 and above). Admission on discount night – Thursday, Sept. 22 is $5.50. For more information, visit www.libertyunion.schoolwires.net/playmakers or email lhsplaymakers@hotmail.com.

‘Aladdin, Jr.’ at Excelsior Excelsior Middle School presents the mini-musical “Aladdin, Jr.” through Sept. 23. Directed by Kathy Tickner and Dana Lee, the stage adaptation of the Disney hit “Aladdin” features the story’s favorite characters: Aladdin, Jasmine and, of course, the Genie. Filled with magic, mayhem and flying carpet rides, the pro-

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Liberty High School’s theater club, Playmakers, present Cynthia Mercati’s inspiring play “To See the Stars” in performances running Sept. 16 through 24. Living conditions for the girls working at Johannsen’s Shirtwaist Factory are tough. Though most of them traveled from their homelands for a better life in the big city of New York, they find that providing for their families is too much to bear. In protest, the girls go on strike in spite of brutally freezing winters and unjust punishments. Throughout Mercati’s touching story, the audience sees the women grow in strength and find the power of sisterhood – but can they fight long enough to beat the odds? According to Director Helen Dixon, “To See the Stars” is a fictional account of

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If you recently got married or are planning a wedding, the last thing on your mind is taxes. However, there are some important steps you need to take to avoid stress at tax time. Here are seven tips for newlyweds. 1. Notify the Social Security Administration Report any name change to the Social Security Administration so your name and Social Security number will match when you file your next tax return. File a Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card, at your local SSA office. The form is available on SSA’s website at www.ssa. gov, by calling 800-772-1213 or at local offices. 2. Notify the IRS if you move If you have a new address you should notify the IRS by sending Form 8822, Change of Address. You may download Form 8822 from www.IRS.gov or order it by calling 800–TAX– FORM (800–829–3676). 3. Notify the U.S. Postal Service You should also notify the U.S. Postal Service when you move so it can forward any IRS correspondence or refunds. 4. Notify your employer Report any name and address changes to your employer(s) to make sure you receive your Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, after the end of the year. 5. Check your withholding If both you and your spouse work, your combined income may place you in a higher tax bracket. You can use the IRS Withholding Calculator available on www.irs.gov to assist you in determining the correct amount of withholding needed for your new filing status. The IRS Withholding Calculator will give you the information you need to complete a new Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate.

You can fill it out and print it online and then give the form to your employer(s) so they withhold the correct amount from your pay. 6. Select the right tax form Choosing the right individual income tax form can help save money. Newly married taxpayers may find that they now have enough deductions to itemize on their tax returns. Itemized deductions must be claimed on a Form 1040, not a 1040A or 1040EZ. 7. Choose the best filing status A person’s marital status on Dec. 31 determines whether the person is considered married for that year. Generally, the tax law allows married couples to choose to file their federal income tax return either jointly or separately in any given year. Figuring the tax both ways can determine which filing status will result in the lowest tax, but usually filing jointly is more beneficial. There may be enough misconceptions about taxes to fill the Internet, but taxpayers who want to avoid the pitfalls resulting from misinformation and take full advantage of all of the credits and deductions to which they are entitled should contact an enrolled agent. Enrolled agents (“EAs”) are the only federallylicensed tax experts and must undergo a background check and pass a stringent three-part exam in order to qualify. To keep the license, EAs must complete annual continuing education requirements that are reported to IRS and adhere to a code of ethics. Should you have questions about this or any other tax matter feel free to contact our office.www. jettax.org, info@www.jettax.org, or call (925)778-0281. One of our enrolled agents will be happy to assist you.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Brentwood will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the normal course of business permits on September 27, 2011, to consider the following matter: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AUTHORIZING: (1) THE ACCEPTANCE OF GRANT MONIES FROM THE STATE CITIZENS OPTION FOR PUBLIC SAFETY (COPS) PROGRAM; (2) THE EXPENDITURE OF THE FUNDS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES; AND (3) THE CHIEF OF POLICE TO SIGN ANY DOCUMENTS NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THE GRANT. Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 101B Sand Creek Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. Further information may be obtained from City Hall, 708 Third Street, Brentwood, California 94513, (925) 516-5400. If you challenge the City Council’s action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Dated: September 16, 2011 Margaret Wimberly, MMC City Clerk Publish: September 16, 2011If you challenge the City Council’s action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood City council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: September 16, 2011

decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Kenyetta Kimani (aka) Cussandra Robertson to Proposed Name: Cussandra Robertson 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: 9/29/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 8/3/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 2, 9, 16, 23, 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005603-00 The name of the business (es): Nelson Engineering Services Located at: 853 Stonewood Dr In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Bradley J. Nelson 853 Stonewood 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 8/16/11. Signature of registrant: Bradley J Nelson This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 8/16/11 By Joseph Barton, Deputy Expires 8/16/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: August 26, September 2, 9, 16, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #0006011-00 The name of the business (es): Los Mexicano’s Market Located at: 1725 Cavallo Rd. In: Antioch, Ca, 94509, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Saif Saleh Muflihi 9050 Deer Valley RD Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9/6/11. Signature of registrant: Saif S Muflihi This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/6/11 By L. Barajas, Deputy Expires 9/6/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #0005861-00 The name of the business (es): Get Nailed By Hollie Located at: 14850 HWY 4 Suite D In: Discovery Bay, Ca, 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Hollie Thi Nguyen 949 Lido Cr. 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: Holly Nguyen This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 8/29/11 By Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires 8/29/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005803- 00 The name of the business (es): Janglez Located at: 1394 Camden Court In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Trinidy Jodean Wolf 1394 Camden Court, 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: Trinidy Wolf This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 8/25/11 By H. Franklin, Deputy Expires 8/25/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: September 2, 9, 16, 23, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005210-00 The name of the business (es): 3rd Planet Productions Located at: 700 Rio Grande Ct. In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Timothy T. Welch 700 Rio Grande Ct. 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 2005. Signature of registrant: Timothy T Welch This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 7/29/11 By Sue Whatford, Deputy Expires 7/29/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: August 26, September 2, 9, 16, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005735- 00 The name of the business (es): Green Power Electrics Located at: 1061 Spruce Street In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Felipe B. Sanchez, Jr. 1061 Spruce 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: Felipe B. Sanchez, Jr. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 8/23/11 By T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires 8/- 23/16 Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish dates: September 9, 16, 23, 30, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005475-00 The name of the business (es): LRJ Motors Located at: 570 Valdry Court - C-10 In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Mailing: 3602 Otter Brook Loop, Discovery Bay, CA, 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Robin Jarreau 3602 Otter Brook Loop, 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: Robin Jarreau This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 8/10/11 By C. Garcia, Deputy Expires 8/10/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: August 26, September 2, 9, 16, 2011 DIVORCE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION AND MAILING DOCKET NO. BR11D1403DR Commonwealth of Massachusets The Trial Court endash Probate and Family Court Alan D Gifford vs. Barbara Lee Bristol Probate and Family Court, Office of Register, Suite 240, 40 Broadway Street, Taunton, MA 02780 To the Defendant: The Plaintiff has filed a Complaint for Divorce requesting that the Court grant a divorce for Irretrievable Breakdown. The Complain is on file at the Court. An Automatic Restraining Order has been

entered in this matter preventing you from taking any action which would negatively impact the current financial status of either party. SEE Supplemental Probate Court Rule 411. You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon: Alan D Gifford, 427 Gulf Road West, South Dartmouth, MA 02748 your answer, if any, on or before 11/17/2011. If you fail to do so, the court will proceed to the hearing and adjudication of this action. You are also required to file a copy of your answer, if any, in the office of the Register of this Court. WITNESS, Hon, Anthony R Nesi, First Justice of this Court. Date: August 24, 2011 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: September 16, 2011

Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 8/12/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: September 2, 9, 16, 23, 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #0005720-00 The name of the business (es): Delta Diablo Doors Located at: 3110 Rio Grande Dr In: Antioch, Ca, 94509. Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1) Tyler Morris 3110 Rio Grande Dr Antioch, CA 94509 2)Robert Grangnelli 2992 Eclipe Pl. Brentwood Ca 94513. This business is conducted by: a General Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 8/22/11. Signature of registrant: Tyler Morris This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 8/22/11 By Jenny Pineda, Deputy Expires 8/22/16 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: September 9, 16, 23, 30, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #0005921-00 The name of the business (es): Halloween City Located at: 1212 Fitsgerald Drive In: Pinole, Ca, 94564, Mailing: 35901 Veronica, Livonia, MI 48150 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Gags and Games, Inc 35901 Veronica Livonia, MI 48150. 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: Chris Bearss President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 8/31/11 By Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires 8/31/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005656-00 The name of the business (es): Shannon’s Appliance Repair Located at: 3018 Camino Diablo In: Byron, Ca, 94514, Mailing: P.O. Box 597, Byron, CA 94514 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Shannon K McCullough 3018 Camino Diablo, Byron, CA 94514. 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: Shannon McCullough This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 8/18/11 By Lisa Woods, Deputy Expires 8/18/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: August 26, September 2, 9, 16, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005338-00 The name of the business (es): Original Oils by Nicki b Located at: 1250 Willowlake Rd In: Discovery Bay, Ca, 94505, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Nicki Marie Bernacchi 1250 Willowlake Rd, 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 8/4/2011. Signature of registrant: Nicki Marie Bernacchi This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 8/4/11 By Elizabeth Gutierrez, Deputy Expires 8/4/- 16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: August 26, September 2, 9, 16, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No: H528624 CA Unit Code: H Loan No: 0022960900/- MOLAND Investor No: 671019551 AP #1: 055-250-053 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier’s, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: RONALD A. MOLAND, LISA A. MOLAND Recorded March 15, 2007 as Instr. No. 2007-0075671 in Book - -- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded June 8, 2011 as Instr. No. 2011-114355 in Book --Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED MARCH 6, 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. 2533 CROCKER WAY, ANTIOCH, CA 94509 “(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness).” Said Sale of property will be made in “as is” condition without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest as in said note provided, advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. Said sale will be held on: SEPTEMBER 30, 2011, AT 1:30 P.M. *AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) MARTINEZ, CA At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $770,358.91. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on

behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The mortgage loan servicer has 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; The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: September 6, 2011 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC. as said Trustee, as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary KIMBERLY THORNE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 1820 E. FIRST ST., SUITE 210, P.O. BOX 11988 SANTA ANA, CA 92711- 1988 The Beneficiary may be attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. If available, the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or you may access sales information at www.tacforeclosures.com. TAC# 944148 PUB: 09/09/11, 09/16/11, 09/23/11 Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish dates: September 9, 16, 23, 2011

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #0005813-00 The name of the business (es): Todd’s Soap & More Located at:4631 Ford Street In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513. Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Todd Malmstrom 4631 Ford 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: Todd Malmstrom This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 8/25/11 By Lisa Woods, Deputy Expires 8/25/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: September 9, 16, 23, 30, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005427-00 The name of the business (es): Lightwave Mobile Located at: 309 Mohar Ct In: Pleasant Hill, Ca, 94523, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Liik Us Inc 309 Mohar Ct Pleasant Hill CA 94523. 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 Brian Ramsey CEOThis statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 8/9/11 By J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires 8/9/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: August 26, September 2, 9, 16, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Wanda Faye Bruno SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Wanda Faye Bruno FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1336 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Wanda Faye Bruno filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Wanda Faye Bruno to Proposed Name: Faye Bruno 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: 10/21/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 8/24/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: September 2, 9, 16, 23, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005860- 00 The name of the business (es): Kelly’s Devil Mountain Mobile Detail Located at: 3518 Mariner Rd.In: Oakley, Ca, 94561, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Kelly Stewart 3518 Mariner Rd., Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Kelly Stewart This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 8/29/- 11 By Joseph Barton, Deputy Expires 8/29/16 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish dates: September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: kenyetta Kimani SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Kenyetta Kimani FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1217 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Kenyetta Kimani filed a petition with this court for a

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #0005706-00 The name of the business (es): Brian Keith Fine Art Located at: 660 Beaver Court In: Discovery Bay, Ca, 94505, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Brian Keith 660 Beaver Court 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: Brian D Keith This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 8/22/11 By Lisa Woods, Deputy Expires 8/22/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005337-00 The name of the business (es): Total Body Transformation Located at: 5404 Riverlake Rd In: Discovery Bay, Ca, 94505, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Toni Michelle Hill 5404 Riverlake Rd, 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 9/28/2010. Signature of registrant: Toni Hill This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 8/4/11 By Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires 8/4/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: August 26, September 2, 9, 16, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005205-00 The name of the business (es): Blue Print Wealth Partners, LLC Located at: 2603 Camino Ramon, Suite 422 In: San Ramon, Ca, 94583, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Blue Print Wealth Partners, LLC 2603 Camino Ramon, Suite 422, San Ramon, CA 94583 California. This business is conducted by: a Limited LIability Co.l The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 7/29/2011. Signature of registrant: Joe R. Duca CEO This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 7/29/11 By Sue Whatford, Deputy Expires 7/29/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: August 26, September 2, 9, 16, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005730-00 The name of the business (es): Starfyre Property Management Located at: 4460 Sugar Barge Road In: Bethel Island, Ca, 94511, Mailing: P.O. Box 2034, Bethel Island, CA 94511 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1) Donna M. van Schaik 2) Rudolf S. van Schaik 4460 Sugar Barge Road #2014 Bethel Island, CA 94511. 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: Donna M. van Schaik This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 8/22/11 By T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires 8/22/16 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: September 2, 9, 16, 23, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #0005964-00 The name of the business (es): ABC Gifts and Awards, Nevada Jacks Poker Supply Located at: 19 West 6th Street In: Antioch, Ca, 94509, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Gene Christopher Azevedo 2578 Margaret Lane Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 5/31/11. Signature of registrant: Gene Azevedo This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/1/11 By Joseph Barton, Deputy Expires 9/1/11 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish: September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005497-00 The name of the business (es): The Shops at Fairview Located at: 3101-3181 Balfour Road In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Mailing: 675 Hartz Ave, Suite 300, Danville, CA, 94526 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Brentwood Balfour Ventures LLC 675 Hartz Ave, Suite 300, Danville, CA, 94526 . This business is conducted by: a Limited Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 6/15/07. Signature of registrant: Lori R Waltzer, Its CFO, Brentwood Balfour Ventures LLC, General Partner This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 8/11/11 By Chandra Ocasio, Deputy Expires 8/11/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: August 26, September 2, 9, 16, 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005586-00 The name of the business (es): Lions Den Cafe & Deli Located at: 7351 “B” Brentwood Blvd In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Haidrah M. Babukr 22 Connie Ct, Oakley, CA 94516. 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: Haidrah M. Babukr This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 8/16/11 By H. Franklin, Deputy Expires 8/16/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: August 26, September 2, 9, 16, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005643- 00 The name of the business (es): Discovery Bay Locksmith, Discovery Bay Locks Located at: 4865 South Point In: Discovery Bay, Ca, 94505, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Discovery Locks & More, Inc. 4865 South Point, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. 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: President David D Ciruli This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 8/18/11 By R. Ramirez, Deputy Expires 8/18/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: September 2, 9, 16, 23, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005622-00 The name of the business (es): With Love... PJ Located at: 100 York Court In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1) Susan Pickett 2) Tom Pickett 100 York Court 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: Susan Pickett This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 8/17/11 By B. Basch, Deputy Expires 8/17/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: August 26, September 2, 9, 16, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005982- 00 The name of the business (es): GHC Network Located at: 2420 Camino Ramon Ste 140 In: San Ramon, Ca, 94583, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Growing Healthy Churches 2420 Camino Ramon Ste 140 San Ramon, CA 94583. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on . Signature of registrant: Michele L. Prater, Secretary This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/2/11 By J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires 9/2/16 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish dates: September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005736- 00 The name of the business (es): Olmedo Real Estate Located at: 1160 Chaucer Dr. In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1) Milton A. Olmedo 2) 1160 Chaucer Dr., 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: Milton A. Olmedo This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 8/23/11 By Jenny Pineda, Deputy Expires 8/23/16 Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish dates: September 2, 9, 16, 23, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Mark and Kristina Weiler, on behalf of Myia Rose Kauten-Weiler, minor SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Mark and Kristina Weiler, on behalf of Myia Rose Kauten-Weiler, minor FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1203 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Mark and Kristina Weiler, on behalf of Myia Rose KautenWeiler, minor filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Myia Rose Kauten-Weiler to Proposed Name: Myia Rose Kauten Weiler 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: 10/07/11 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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005664-00 The name of the business (es): J & S Auto Detail Located at: 3660 Walnut blvd #51 In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jeremy J Josiah Irvin 3660 Walnut blvd #51 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 8/18/11. Signature of registrant: Jeremy Irvin This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 8/18/11 By Lisa Woods, Deputy Expires 8/18/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: August 26, September 2, 9, 16, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006058- 00 The name of the business (es): J and C Auction Services Located at: 2121 W. California Blvd, Ste. 290, In: Walnut Creek, Ca, 94596, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Christine Douglas 4892 Fox Ford Way 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 NA. Signature of registrant: Christine Douglas This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/8/11 By Christine Douglas, Deputy Expires 9/8/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005680- 00 The name of the business (es): Z & H Maintenance and Repair Located at: 4520 Lariat Ln. In: Oakley, Ca, 94561, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1) Zachary Ryan Kegle 2) Hannah Piercy Kegle 4520 Lariat Ln. Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 8/19/11. Signature of registrant: Zachary R. Kegle This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 8/19/- 11 By D. Acuff, Deputy Expires 8/- 19/16 Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish dates: September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005543-00 The name of the business (es): Asset Movers Located at: 5651 Beaver Lane In: Discovery Bay, Ca, 94505, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Timothy Mixon 5651 Beaver Lane, 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 8/12/11. Signature of registrant: Timothy Mixon This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 8/12/11 By J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires 8/12/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: August 26, September 2, 9, 16, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005588-00 The name of the business (es): Vietnam Noodle House Located at: 3676 Delta Fair Blvd. In: Antioch, Ca, 94509, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1) Thanh Q Trinh 2)Nhung T Ho 3276 Napa Dr, San Jose, CA 95148. 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: Thanh Q Trinh This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 8/16/11 By H. Franklin, Deputy Expires 8/16/16 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: September 2, 9, 16, 23, 2011 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: August 22, 2011 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: ANTIOCH FOOD VENTURES, INC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 2509 SOMERVILLE RD ANTIOCH, CA 94509-4408 Type of license(s) Applied for: 41- On-Sale Beer And Wine endash Eating Place Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Date(s): September 9, 16, 23, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005592- 00 The name of the business (es): Double Barrel BBQ Located at: 5380 Emerald Ct In: Discovery Bay, Ca, 94505, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1) Joe Niccum 2)Vinca Niccum 5380 Emerald Ct, 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: Vinca Niccum This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 8/16/- 11 By H. Franklin, Deputy Expires 8/16/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 2011

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005703- 00 The name of the business (es): East Contra Costa Real Estate Located at: 5518 Starfish Pl. In: Discovery Bay, Ca, 94505, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1)Craig H. McClearen 5518 Starfish Pl., Discovery Bay, CA, 94505 2)Robin Olson, 1336 Harrison Ln., Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a General Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Craig McClearen Broker This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 8/22/- 11 By Jenny Pineda, Deputy Expires 8/22/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: September 2, 9, 16, 23, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0047990 Title Order No. 110038930 Investor/Insurer No. 1695803186 APN No. 033-271-040-9 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/08/2004. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by TONYA M HURTADO, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 04/08/2004 and recorded 04/28/04, as Instrument No. 2004-0152829-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 10/17/2011 at 9:00AM, Hilton Concord Hotel 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520 Golden Gate Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 345 ROBINWOOD AVENUE, OAKELY, 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 $250,696.59. 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: 09/11/2011 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# FNMA4050216 09/16/2011, 09/23/2011, 09/30/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: September 16, 23, 30, 2011


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No: V528389 CA Unit Code: V Loan No: 371458-46/- MANN AP #1: 055-530049-0 T.D. SERVICE COMPANY, as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier’s, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: KENNETH MICHAEL MANN, DIANE L. MANN Recorded May 22, 2007 as Instr. No. 2007-0149972-00 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded June 3, 2011 as Instr. No. 2011-0110883 in Book --Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED MAY 4, 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. 5318 CHEROKEE WAY, ANTIOCH, CA 94531 “(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness).” Said Sale of property will be made in “as is” condition without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest as in said note provided, advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. Said sale will be held on: SEPTEMBER 30, 2011, AT 1:30 P.M. *AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) MARTINEZ, CA At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $571,349.64. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. See attached If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: September 3, 2011 T.D. SERVICE COMPANY as said Trustee, T.D. Service Company Agent for the Trustee and as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary LAURA MAIB, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 1820 E. FIRST ST., SUITE 210, P.O. BOX 11988 SANTA ANA, CA 92711- 1988 The Beneficiary may be attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. If available, the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or you may access sales information at www.tacforeclosures.com. TAC# 944650 PUB: 09/09/11, 09/16/11, 09/23/11 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 9, 16, 23, 2011

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 $524,215.48. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 09/- 06/2011 NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 4077597 09/16/2011, 09/23/2011, 09/30/2011 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: September 16, 23, 30, 2011

for the construction, maintenance and operation of utilities over the portion of Parcels A and C of Parcel Map MS 4389 filed October 25, 1990 in Book 149 of Parcel Maps, Page 14, Contra Costa County records, designated as “40’ Driveway Easement”. Parcel Four: An easement (not to be exclusive) as an appurtenance to Parcel One above, for access by vehicles of all kinds, pedestrians, animals and other invitees, and for the construction, maintenance and operation of utilities over the portion of Parcel A of MS 43-89 filed October 25, 1990 in Book 149 of Parcel Maps, page 14, Contra Costa County records designated as “20’ Driveway Easement”. Parcel Five: A right of way appurtenant to Parcel One above, awarded Sylvia Corson, et al in the degree quieting title entered October 10, 1972, in the local Superior Court, Case No. 120201, Entitled Sylvia Corson, et al, Plaintiff, Vs. Kelogg Rancho Company, et al, defendants, a certified copy of which was recorded October 18, 1972, Book 6776, official records, Page 517, as follows: “An easement for use as a roadway for vehicles of all kinds, pedestrians and animals; over the following described parcel of land: “Being a portion of the Southeast one-quarter of section 29, Township 1 North, Range 2 East, Mount Diablo Base and Meridian, described as follows: Beginning at a point on the South line of said Southeast one-quarter of Section 29, said point lying North 89’b0 30’ 078” West, 1170.59 feet from a 1” iron pipe marking the Southeast corner of said Southeast one- quarter of Section 29; thence from said point of beginning, North 61’b0 45’ West, 286.93 feet to a point in the fence line marking the South boundary of Briones Valley Road as it exists on the ground; thence along the South line of said Briones Valley Road along an existing fence South 65’b0 23’ 13” West, 11.02 feet South 29’b0 54’ 06” West 38.64 feet; thence leaving the South line Briones Valley Road along the fence line, South 4’b0 00’ 32” East, 14.76 feet to a point thence South 61’b0 45’ East, 172.79 feet to a point in the South line of said Southeast one-quarter of Section 29; thence along said South line of South 89’b0 30’ 07” East, 128.86 feet to the point of beginning.” Parcel Six: Easement granted in the Deed from Sheldon Kleiman, et uk, to Donald J. Peccia, et al, Recorded March 31, 1994, Instrument No. 94091065, as follows: “An easement, not to be exclusive to as an appurtenance to Parcels A and B as shown on subdivision MS 43- 89 filed October 25, 1990 in Book 149 of Parcel Maps, Page 14, Contra Costa County and as an appurtenance to Parcel B as shown on Subdivision MS200-90 filed November 22, 1991, in Book 155 Page 46; Contra Costa County for access of vehicles of all kinds, pedestrians, animals and other invitees over across and along portion of Parcel A MS 200-90 filed November 22, 1991 in Book 155 of Parcel Maps at Page 46 designated “60’ access and utilities ease”. As more fully described on said Deed of Trust. Regarding the property that is the subject of this Notice of Sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in Civil Code 2923.53(k)(3) declares that the mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this Notice of Sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a Notice of Sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.53 subdivision (a) does not apply to this Notice of Sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. We are attempting to collect a debt and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. For Trustee’s Sale information please call (925) 603-7342 Date: 9/2/2011 Standard Trust Deed, a division of Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. , as said Trustee 2600 Stanwell Drive, Suite 200, Concord, CA 94520 (925) 603-1000 (925) 685- 3735 endash fax Amy Rigsby, Assistant Vice President (RSVP# 276827) (09/09/11, 09/16/11, 09/23/11) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 9, 16, 23, 2011

GAIL KURIMOTO- JACKSON HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHTS OF SURVIVORSHIP Recorded: 6/18/2008 as Instrument No. 2008- 0136071-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 10/3/2011 at 9:00am PST Place of Sale: At the Hilton Concord Hotel, 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520 in the Golden Gate Ballroom Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $243,058.61 The purported property address is: 444 CHESTNUT ST BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessor’s Parcel No. 013-390- 009-2 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, 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 OneWest Bank, FSB 2900 Esperanza Crossing Austin TX 78758. Pursuant to California Civil Code ‘a72923.54 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 not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619- 645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2891 or Login to: www.auction.com Reinstatement Line: (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 holders 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. IDSPub #0010214 9/9/2011 9/16/2011 9/23/2011 September 9, 16, 23, 2011

request to Americas Servicing Company 1 Home Campus X2504-017 Customer Service Des Moines IA 50328 Pursuant to California Civil Code ‘a72923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [1] The mortgage loan servicer has 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 not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619- 645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0009695 9/2/2011 9/9/2011 9/16/2011 Antioch Press No. 06- 1617 Publish dates: September 2, 9, 16, 2011

San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0009910 9/2/2011 9/9/2011 9/16/2011 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: September 2, 9, 16, 2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 11-02212-3 CA Loan No. 0150084648 Title Order No. 110280579-CA-MAI APN 041- 151005-0 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED January 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On September 29, 2011, at 10:00 AM, at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA, FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on February 8, 2006, as Instrument No. 2006-004155200 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CA, executed by: WILLIE SALISBURY, A MARRIED WOMAN , as Trustor, in favor of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2701 PLACER 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. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee- s Sale is estimated to be $797,306.73 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary- s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier- s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee- s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: September 9, 2011 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, TRUSTEE 135 Main Street, Suite 1900 San Francisco, CA 94105 415247-2450 Mariah Booker Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-730 - 2727 ASAP# 4083012 09/09/2011, 09/16/2011, 09/23/2011 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: September 9, 16, 23, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Diane Fazli SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Diane Fazli FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1204 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Diane Fazli filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Diane Fazli AKA Diane Hansia to Proposed Name: Arsoon Diane Hansia 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: 10-11-11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 8/15/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: August 26, September 2, 9, 16, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006060- 00 The name of the business (es): Home Audio/ Video (CA Lic. #883098) Located at: 2248 Canterbury Lane In: Oakley, Ca, 94561, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1)Bradley James Melton 2) Lisa Marie Melton 2248 Canterbury Lane Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 8/8/97. Signature of registrant: Bradley Melton This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/8/11 By Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires 9/8/19 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20110015003141 Title Order No.: 110290501 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/29/- 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. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 09/08/- 2005 as Instrument No. 20050341619-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: KETA MALI WILLIAMS AND DOROTHY EVELYN SAVAGE, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/- CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 10/06/- 2011 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 401 MALICOAT AVE, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 033-350-0528 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Loan No: Mitchell T.S. No.: ST1- 066208 Title No: 5140150 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/16/- 1999. 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. A public auction to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check/ cash equivalent or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States), will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, or 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, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances there under, with interest as provided in said Note, fees, charges and expenses of the trustee and 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 reasonably estimated to be: $147,047.53. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: Dale Mitchell and Mary Mitchell, husband and wifeDuly Appointed Trustee: Standard Trust Deed, a division of Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. Recorded: 11/17/1999 as Instrument No.1999- 0302312-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California. Date of Sale: 9/30/2011 at 1:30 PM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA. Street Address or other common designation of real property purported to be:Vacant Land - Directions may be obtained by written request submitted to the undernoted beneficiary within ten days of the first publication of this notice. Jerald Jackman c/o the Law Offices of Michael R. Bruck, 4146 Redwood Road, Oakland, CA, 94619 A.P.N.: 007- 030-066 Legal Description: Parcel One; Lot 2, as shown on Subdivision 7615 endash Unit 1 filed April 27, 1994, in Book 372 or Maps, at Page 1, Contra Costa County records. Excepting from Parcel One above: An undivided 1/2 interest in all oil, gas, casinghead gasoline, and other hydrocarbons 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 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. The Grantor further excepts and reserves to the right to drill, take, remove, mine, pass through and dispose of all oil, gas, casinghead gasoline and other hydrocarbon and mineral substances from the South 200 feet to the West 200 feet to the premises as reserved by John E. Corson, et al, in the deed recorded December 9, 1975, Book 7706, Page 199, official records. Also excepting from Parcel One, above: And undivided 1/2 interest in all oil, gas, casinghead gasoline, and other hydrocarbons 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 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, as reserved in the Deed from Gerald J. Jeffry, et ux, recorded June 2, 1999, Book 15110, official records, Page 318. Parcel Two: An easement (not to be exclusive) as an appurtenance to Parcel One above, for access by vehicles of all kinds, pedestrians, animals and other invitees, and for the construction, maintenance and operation of utilities over that portion of Lot 1 of said subdivision 7615 endash Unit 1 designated “40” private roadway access easement per 16250 O.R. 380 PM 16 and PG&E and PT&T Co. utility easement 17175 or 148”. Parcel Three: An easement (not to be exclusive) as an appurtenance to Parcel One above, for access by vehicles of all kinds, pedestrians, animals and other invitees, and

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-11-440204-TC Order #: 110199092- CA-BFI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/12/2008. 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): EARNEST JACKSON AND

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-11-446372-AL Order #: 834720 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/20/2006. 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): MICHELE D. FOX, A MARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 9/- 28/2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0307387-00 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 9/23/2011 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $403,603.58 The purported property address is: 817 GATTER COURT ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No. 071-381-011 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-11-447538-LL Order #: 843646 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/29/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): JESUS HERNANDEZ AND BERTHA A. HERNANDEZ Recorded: 12/12/2007 as Instrument No. 20070335722-00 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 9/23/2011 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $480,661.87 The purported property address is: 2249 BARCELONA WAY BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessor’s Parcel No. 019-790003 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 Bank of America 475 Crosspoint Parkway Getzville NY 14068 Pursuant to California Civil Code ‘a72923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [1] The mortgage loan servicer has 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 not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52. 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-11-448204-AB Order #: 5492704 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/23/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding 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): DAMON PRESTON AND SHANELLE PRESTON, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 1/31/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0030225-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 9/30/2011 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $894,632.35 The purported property address is: 2276 STAR LILLY CT BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessor’s Parcel No. 018-590-014-9 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 Nationstar Mortgage LLC 350 Highland Drive Lewisville TX 75067 Pursuant to California Civil Code ‘a72923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [1] The mortgage loan servicer has 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 not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0010024 9/9/2011 9/16/2011 9/23/2011 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: September 9, 16, 23, 2011


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE APN: 033-271-038 Trustee Sale No. 1328987- 10 TRA:19029 REF: DICKEY, DAVID UNINS Property Address: 260 ROBINWOOD AVE, OAKLEY CA 94561 IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED February 20, 2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER On September 22, 2011, at 10:00am, CALWESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded February 26, 2008, as Inst. No. 20080039641-00, in book XX, page XX, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: DAVID P DICKEY, A SINGLE PERSON WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, SAVINGS ASSOCIATION, OR SAVINGS BANK 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 CALIFORNIA all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: COMPLETELY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 260 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. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $199,556.83. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR SALES INFORMATION: Mon - Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (714)730-2727 CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION 525 EAST MAIN STREET P.O. BOX 22004 EL CAJON CA 92022-9004 Dated: September 02, 2011 CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION By: Authorized Signature S/Authorized Signature ASAP# 4070065 09/02/2011, 09/09/2011, 09/16/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: September 2, 9, 16, 2011

the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee- s Sale is estimated to be $435,935.10 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary- s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier- s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee- s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder- s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. DATE: August 26, 2011 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA0800116811-1 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 Camale Smith, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-259-7850 TRUSTEE CORPS IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 4077694 09/02/2011, 09/09/2011, 09/16/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: September 2, 9, 16, 2011

leased of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0010612 9/16/2011 9/23/2011 9/30/2011 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: September 16, 23, 30, 2011

garding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $315,158.87. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590- 1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: September 01, 2011. (R-389258 09/02/11, 09/09/11, 09/16/11) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: September 2, 9, 16, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No GM-274390-F Loan No 0602483645 Insurer No 0428498075703 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09/24/2009. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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: JOSEPH ESPOSITO JR. AND MARIA ZAPATA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY Recorded 09/30/- 2009 as Instrument No. 2009- 0230468-00 in Book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 10/11/2011 at 10:00 A.M. Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Property Address is purported to be: 3888 MARSH WAY OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN#: 034-280-001-8 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $244,303.33, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice.Date: 09/- 06/2011 Executive Trustee Services, LLC dba ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, CA 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 lleanna Petersen, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 4085115 09/16/2011, 09/23/2011, 09/30/2011 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: September 16, 23, 30, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 1329022-10 APN: 037420-003-8 TRA:19-020 REF: CURRAN, JENNIFER UNINS Property Address: 809 FETZER COURT, OAKLEY CA 94561 IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED June 19, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER On October 06, 2011, at 10:00am, CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded June 27, 2006, as Inst. No. 2006- 0202658-00, in book XX, page XX, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: JENNIFER CURRAN AND TROY CURRAN, WIFE AND HUSBAND WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, SAVINGS ASSOCIATION, OR SAVINGS BANK 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 CALIFORNIA all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: COMPLETELY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 809 FETZER 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 held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $421,265.84. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR SALES INFORMATION: Mon - Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (714)730- 2727 CALWESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION 525 EAST MAIN STREET P.O. BOX 22004 EL CAJON CA 92022-9004 Dated: September 16, 2011 CAL- WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION By: Authorized Signature S/Authorized Signature ASAP# 4081692 09/16/2011, 09/23/2011, 09/30/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: September 16, 23, 30, 2011

PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4940 DAWSON DR, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 035-451-0133 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $304,121.95. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730-2727 www.lpsasap. com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 08/25/2011 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 4075995 09/02/2011, 09/09/2011, 09/16/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: September 2, 9, 16, 2011

2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800- 280-2891 or Login to: www.auction.com Reinstatement Line: 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 holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0009838 9/2/2011 9/9/2011 9/16/2011 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: September 2, 9, 16, 2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. CA08001168- 11-1 APN 037-440-014-1 Title Order No. 110268355-CA-LPI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED May 6, 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On September 27, 2011, at 10:00 AM, at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA, MTC FINANCIAL INC. dba TRUSTEE CORPS, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on May 13, 2005, as Instrument No. 2005-0171905- 00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, executed by DARYL S MOORE AND STEPHANIE JEFFREYS- MOORE, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustor(s), in favor of WORLD SAVINGS BANK, FSB as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5018 MIGUEL 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. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-11-445878-TC Order #: 110243363- CA-BFI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/7/2006. 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): FILIBERTO RODRIGUEZ, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded: 3/22/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0087178-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 10/17/2011 at 9:00am PST Place of Sale: At the Hilton Concord Hotel, 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520 in the Golden Gate Ballroom Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $429,295.53 The purported property address is: 2544 BRAZIL COURT ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No. 051-322-048-3 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 OneWest Bank, FSB 2900 Esperanza Crossing Austin TX 78758 Pursuant to California Civil Code ‘a72923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [1] The mortgage loan servicer has 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 not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800- 280-2891 or Login to: www.auction. com Reinstatement Line: (877) 908-4357 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been re-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1327578-10 APN: 011-331-0601 TRA: 60-043 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx3054 REF: Duckett, Bradford IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED September 04, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On September 29, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal- Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded September 11, 2007, as Inst. No. 2007- 0256609-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Bradford C. Duckett and Michele Duckett, Husband And Wife, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 3602 Yacht Drive Discovery Bay CA 94514 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $457,291.00. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590- 1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: September 08, 2011. (R-389828 09/09/11, 09/16/11, 09/23/11) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: September 9, 16, 23, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1327707-02 APN: 032-351-0156 TRA: 82-235 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx0481 REF: Wierenga, Paul T IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED February 15, 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 September 22, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded February 23, 2006, as Inst. No. 2006-0055818-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Paul T. Wierenga, An Unmarried Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 3637 Wells Rd Oakley CA 94561- 5014 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, re-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1315890-02 APN: 033-271-083-9 TRA: 19-029 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx8158 REF: Perry, Virgie P IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED August 16, 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. On September 22, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded August 26, 2004, as Inst. No. 2004-0331512-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Virgie P Perry and Allan G Perry, Wife And Husband, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2160 Meadowlark Ln Oakley CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $288,220.57. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590- 1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: September 02, 2011. (R-389254 09/02/11, 09/09/11, 09/16/11) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: September 2, 9, 16, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015012727 Title Order No.: 100798789 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/07/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 11/18/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0447394-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: ALVARO LEIVA AND CLAUDIA P RAMIREZ, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 09/22/2011 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-11-441155-TC Order #: 5349415 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/20/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by 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): VENETIA L. VIGIL, A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded: 9/- 28/2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0273223-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 9/26/2011 at 9:00am PST Place of Sale: At the Hilton Concord Hotel, 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520 in the Golden Gate Ballroom Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $384,786.36 The purported property address is: 69 RIESLING CT OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No. 035-430-009-7 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, 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 Seterus, Inc. fka IBM Lender Business Process Services, Inc . 14523 SW Millikan Way, Suite 200 Beaverton OR 97005 Pursuant to California Civil Code ‘a72923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [1] The mortgage loan servicer has 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 not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52. 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.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0154147 Title Order No. 09-8468132 Investor/Insurer No. 168054488 APN No. 033-110- 007-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/10/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by HECTOR ALFARO, AND MARIA I ALFARO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 05/10/2007 and recorded 05/17/07, as Instrument No. 2007-0145078-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 09/30/2011 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: 60 DELTA ROAD, 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 $602,853.84. 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/- 27/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4080279 09/09/2011, 09/16/2011, 09/23/2011 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: September 9, 16, 23, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: David Edward Pratt Jr. SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: David Edward Pratt Jr. FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1314 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: David Edward Pratt Jr. filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. 1) David Edward Pratt Jr. 2) Katrin Marissa Brown to Proposed Name: 1)Dave Rawks 2)Katrin Marissa Rawks 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: 10/18/11 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press Date: 8/25/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: September 2, 9, 16, 23, 2011


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OBITUARIES Robert Price Ayres, Jr. March 10, 1930-Sept. 8, 2011 Brentwood resident Bob Ayers passed away at his home on Sept. 8. He is survived by his loving wife, Anna Marie; son, Donald of San Leandro; brother, Wesley of Los Altos; nephew, Timothy of Milpitas; and a host of dear friends. Bob was born in Los Angeles. A disabled Coast Guard veteran of the Korean War, he graduated from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo and worked for many years in the printing industry. Bob enjoyed traveling, playing bridge, Mexican train and cribbage. He was a member of SIRS, and at Summerset, the Computer Club and Veterans Club. A private memorial service will be held at Lone Tree Cemetery in Hayward. Arrangements were made under the direction of Brentwood Funeral Home.

Doris May (Carpenter) Polari Dec. 23, 1921-Sept. 8, 2011 Brentwood resident Doris Polari passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Sept. 8, surrounded by family. Doris touched many lives with her generosity

and loving spirit. Born in Oakland, Doris graduated from Fremont High School. In 1940 she married the love of her life, Frank Polari, and they were happily married for 46 years, residing in Lafayette and Brentwood. Doris was a devoted wife and mother, and assisted her husband with their business, Frank Polari Farms. In their later years they enjoyed traveling the world together on the QE2. She will be remembered for her love of homemaking, including wonderful authentic Italian cooking and baking, plus sewing and ceramics. In her later years she adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren and enjoyed attending their numerous school and sporting events. She was an avid baseball fan and attended many A’s and Giants games with her family. She was thrilled to live long enough to see her S.F. Giants win the World Series. Doris is survived by her loving children, Patricia Hoffner and Frank Polari Jr.; son-in-law, Bob Hoffner; four granddaughters and their spouses, Robyn and Daron Spears, Renee and Donnie Thomas, Rochelle and Tom Henson, and Re-

gan and Kris Franklin; as well as seven great grandchildren, Allyson and Brayden Spears, Paige and Ty Henson, Addison and McKenzie Thomas; and Robert Franklin – all of Brentwood. Donations in Doris’ memory may be sent to Sutter Hospice or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-0050. Arrangements were made by the Brentwood Funeral Home.

Marian Kathryn Hunter Marian Kathryn Hunter, born in Beresford, S.D. on May 27,1928, passed away on Aug. 12, 2011 at her home in Brentwood. Marian will be missed by daughters Dorothy Hunter and Dee Pruitt (Wayne); five grandchildren and 4½ greatgrandchildren, and many friends. Marian’s husband of 53 years, David, passed away in 2000. A memorial service will be held Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. at Summerset III Vista in Brentwood

Elizabeth (Betty) Ann Harn McGinnis Oct. 30, 1921-Sept. 2, 2011 Elizabeth (Betty) McGinnis, a resident of Eskaton Lodge in Brentwood, passed away peacefully on Sept. 2, 2011. She was 89. Betty previously resided in Alameda, and Scottsdale, Ariz. for more than 40 years. She recently moved to Brentwood to be closer to her family. Betty was born and raised in Illinois.

Making an Impact he U9 Impact Intensity girls soccer team, coached by Malcolm Kemp, took second place overall in the recent Central Marin Premier Challenge Tournament, earning an appearance in the championship game. Congratulations to all the girls for an outstanding tournament. In the front row, from left, are Nina Barbeiro, Kaitlin Carlton, Katie Reid, Tianna LaFleur, Ella Roberts and Kylee Gregory; back row: Samantha Smith, Adrianna Colmenares, Elena Sanchez, Celestia Rosas, Madison Long and Monica Katreeb.

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She earned her bachelor’s degree in home economics and was a high school teacher. The mother of six children, Betty was a self-employed interior design decorator. Her varied interests included Southwest Indian culture, art, reading, quilting, traveling, minerals and antiques. She is survived by her children, Diane Williams and husband Roland; Celesta LaBlanc and husband Steve; David McGinnis and wife Barbara; Robert McGinnis and wife Kay; Michael McGinnis and wife Susan; plus six grandsons, Jim, Chris, Trevor, Derek, Brady and Ellory; 13 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Charles and Robert Harn of Illinois. She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Mary Edith, and her parents, LeRoy and Edith Harn. Family and friends are invited to attend services on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2800 Camino Diablo Road in Byron. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery in Brentwood. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Glaucoma Society Department 34648, P.O. Box 39000, San Francisco, CA 94139.

Hailey She’s cute and sweet and so much fun. Our little princess is turning one! Love: Dad, Mom and Big Sis Gracie

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0045568 Title Order No. 11- 0036283 Investor/Insurer No. 1685448794 APN No. 035-600-041-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/20/2002. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by CHARLES FERGUSON AND ERNESTA FERGUSON, HUSBAND AND WIFE, dated 12/20/2002 and recorded 01/03/03, as Instrument No. 2003-0002733-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 09/26/2011 at 9:00AM, Hilton Concord Hotel 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520 Golden Gate Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4315 MEHAFFEY WAY, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $165,533.13. 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: 09/02/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 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# FNMA4047474 09/02/2011, 09/09/2011, 09/16/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: September 2, 9, 16, 2011

as Instrument No. 2004-0323255-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 09/26/2011 at 9:00AM, Hilton Concord Hotel 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520 Golden Gate Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4290 MEHAFFEY WAY, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $326,392.52. 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: 08/27/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 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# FNMA4050259 09/02/2011, 09/09/2011, 09/16/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: September 2, 9, 16, 2011

tion, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: Joscelyn Jones Torru, Attorney at Law, 1210 Central Blvd., Suite 102, Brentwood, CA, 94513 (925) 308-7070 Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: September 2, 9, 16, 23, 2011

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): VICTORIA NWOKOCHAH, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 1/12/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0011297-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 9/26/2011 at 9:00am PST Place of Sale: At the Hilton Concord Hotel, 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520 in the Golden Gate Ballroom Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $468,956.08 The purported property address is: 5042 MIGUEL DRIVE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No. 037-440-009-1 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 Seterus, Inc. fka IBM Lender Business Process Services, Inc . 14523 SW Millikan Way, Suite 200 Beaverton OR 97005 Pursuant to California Civil Code ‘a72923.54 the undersigned, on behalf

of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [1] The mortgage loan servicer has 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 not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800- 280-2891 or Login to: www.auction.com Reinstatement Line: 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 holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0010687 9/2/2011 9/9/2011 9/16/2011 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: September 2, 9, 16, 2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0043033 Title Order No. 11- 0034435 Investor/Insurer No. 1696784671 APN No. 035-600-013-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/13/2004. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by JOSE GONZALEZ, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 08/13/- 2004 and recorded 08/20/04,

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: Gloria Jean Johnson CASE NUMBER P11-00695 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: Gloria Jean Johnson A Petition for Probate has been filed by: Morris Evans in the Superior Court of California, County of: CONTRA COSTA The Petition for Probate requests that: Morris Evans be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: a. Date: 9/27/11 Time: 9:00 AM Dept: 14 Room: b. Address of court: 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553 If you object to the granting of the peti-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-10-356018-CL Order #: 100237226-CA-LPI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/29/2006. 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


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CALENDAR Events Friday, Sept. 16 St. Anne Spaghetti Dinner St. Anne Parish holds a spaghetti dinner and bingo night at 8 p.m. in the church, 2800 Camino Diablo Way in Byron. For more information, call 925-634-6625.

Saturday, Sept. 17 Marsh Creek Cleanup City of Oakley Youth Advisory Council and Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed host Marsh Creek Cleanup from 9 a.m-noon at Creekside Park, 3900 Creekside Way in Oakley. For more information, visit www.fomcw.org/creekcleanup.html.

Summer Bazaar The Discovery Bay PTA holds a summer bazaar from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. at Discovery Bay Elementary School, 1700 Willow Lake Road. For more information, visit www.dbpta.org.

Spiritual Care Workshop Kaleidoscope Center at Byron United Methodist Church, 14671 Byron Highway, hosts Making Changes One Step at a Time, a workshop covering food groups connected with causing cancer and other health problems. A suggested donation of $10 is welcome. For more information, call 925-634-1411 or e-mail spiritualcare@ kaleidoscopehope.org.

Thursday, Sept. 22

Holiday Boutique

Diet Seminar

Summerset IV is accepting vendor applications for its upcoming holiday boutique, held Oct. 15 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 770 Centennial Drive in Brentwood. The boutique raises funds for the Garin Elementary School Library. Vendor tables cost $50. For more information, e-mail Jo at shusha929@sbcglobal.net.

Dr. Margaret Stahler presents “Now what? I Have To Be Gluten Free!” at the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce conference room, 8440 Brentwood Blvd. Suite C, from noon-1 p.m. Sponsored by the Health Hut, the event examines gluten-free diets and how to choose healthy, nutritious foods. For more information, call 925-634-5361.

On the Horizon Scrapbook Fundraiser Marsh Creek Parents Club hosts a scrapbook fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. at Marsh Creek Elementary School, 601 Grant St. in Brentwood. The $50 admission goes toward the purchase of a school marquee. Lunch, dinner and snacks are provided. Register by Sept. 19. For more information, call 925-392-8687.

‘Peter Pan and Wendy’ Stage Right Conservatory Theatre, Inc. presents “Peter Pan and Wendy” at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center, 213 F St. in Antioch. Performances run from Sept. 23-Oct. 1. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 students and seniors, $5 children. For showtimes, dates and more information, call 925-216-4613 or visit www.srctgrp.org.

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Hospital Fundraiser Delta Memorial Hospital Foundation presents “iL CiRCo” at 8 p.m. in the El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second Street in Antioch. Proceeds benefit Save a Life Sister (breast cancer screenings) and Healthy Hearts education at Sutter Delta Medical Center. Tickets are $100-$225. For more information, call 925-628-7284 or e-mail caldeiv@sutterhealth.org.

St. Anne Fall Festival St. Anne Parish, 2800 Camino Diablo Way in Byron, holds its fall festival, featuring games, prizes, food, crafts and a raffle drawing. For more information, call 925-634-6625.

Sunday, Sept. 18 St. Anthony Festival St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 971 O’Hara Ave. in Oakley, celebrates its annual festival from 10-3 p.m. The free event features food, music and a kids carnival benefiting the modular project. For more information, e-mail columbiette10414@aol.com.

Lobster Feed Bethel Island Lions Club hosts a lobster feed at Scout Hall on Ranch Lane in Bethel Island. A no-host bar opens at 2 p.m.; dinner is served at 4 p.m. Tickets (presold) are $35 for the lobster dinner and $20 for the steak dinner. For more information, call 925-625-4356.

Monday, Sept. 19 Microsoft Office Training Opportunity Junction, 3102 Delta Fair Blvd. in Antioch, holds a job training and placement program at 10 a.m. The program focuses on Microsoft Office applications, life and business skills. For more information, visit www.opportunityjunction.org or call 925-776-1133.

Tuesday, Sept. 20 Memory Screening John Muir Health Outpatient Center, 2400 Balfour Road in Brentwood, provides a seven-minute memory screening from 9 a.m-noon for adults 65 and older. For more information, call 925-947-3300 or visit www. johnmuirhealth.com/classes.

Wednesday, Sept. 21 Storytelling at the Library Storyteller Ruth Halpern makes stories come alive at 4 p.m. in the Brentwood Library, 104 Oak St. The free 45-minute event is designed for kids in preschool and up; younger children are welcome if accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 925-516-5290.

E-mail calendar listings to calendar@brentwoodpress.com one week prior to publication. Post your events anytime at www.thepress.net.

Cleanup Volunteers Needed The Oakley Elementary School PTA holds a cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m.12:30 p.m. at Oakley Elementary, 501 Norcross Lane. Volunteers should bring hammers, shovels, drills, brooms, rakes and gloves. Snacks and drinks will be provided. For more information, e-mail chilenagirl@hotmail.com.

Girls Basketball Camp Freedom High School, 1050 Neroly Road in Oakley, holds girls basketball camp (for grades 3-8) Oct. 3-7 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The $70 fee benefits the Freedom girls basketball team. For more information, call 925-852-7161 or e-mail mrparman69@yahoo.com.

Walkers Needed The Brentwood Lions Club hosts Strides Walk for Diabetes Awareness on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 8 a.m. in Brentwood’s Creekside Park. Walkers and volunteers are needed. For more information, call 925-642-2825 or e-mail fginsler@gmail.com.

Volleyball Clinic Heritage High School in Brentwood holds a fall volleyball clinic on October 10-13, from 9 a.m.noon. The clinic for boys and girls, grades 3-8, beginners and up is $100. For more information, e-mail hannigan@libertyuhsd.k12.ca.us.

Car Show Vendors are needed for Knightsen Car & Tractor Show on Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. The $20 vendor donation benefits the Knightsen Firefighters Association. Cars, hot rods and tractors are also needed. For vendor information, call 925-679-1024. For vehicle information, call 925-625-3553 or 925-997-2415.

Flag Football The Diablo Youth Flag Football League invites boys and girls to register for its fall season on Sundays through Nov. 13. Practices and games are held Sundays at Shady Oaks and Creekside parks in Oakley. For more information or to register, visit www.diablofootball.com or call 925-625-2222.

Boys Basketball Camp Freedom High School, 1050 Neroly Road in Oakley, hosts a boys basketball camp from Oct. 10-13. The registration deadline is Oct. 1. The $50 fee covers instruction by coaches and players plus a Freedom basketball camp T-shirt. For times and information, call 925383-8618 or e-mail torresd@luhsd.net.

Spiritual Care Workshop Kaleidoscope hosts Let’s Get On the Ball, a workshop using the balance ball to teach participants how to move their bodies to improve posture and strength. Workshops run on Mondays, Sept. 26-Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. in The Kaleidoscope Center, Byron United Methodist Church, 14671 Byron Highway. For more information, call 925-634-1411.

Bocce Ball The City of Oakley hosts a fall bocce ball league beginning Sept. 20. Games are played Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at Creekside Park in Oakley. The fee is $20. For more information, call 925-625-7044 or e-mail coelho@ci.oakley.ca.us.

Swim Clinic Olympians Jason Lezak and Kate Ziegler take part in a swim clinic hosted by the Brentwood SeaWolves and Mutual of Omaha on Sept. 17 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The clinic focuses on stroke techniques. The fee is $50. For more information, call 925-240-7444 or e-mail tina.oteri@ brentwoodseawolves.com.

Ballin’ in the Bay The Warrior Elite Basketball program hosts a three-on-three tournament for youth and adults on Sept. 24 at Discovery Bay Elementary, 1700 Willow Lake Road. The fee is $20. For registration forms, rules and payment options, visit www.warriorelitebasketball. com. Applications are due Sept. 19. For more information, call 925-766-6864.

Youth Basketball and Cheer All Out Sports League in Antioch is conducting basketball and cheer sign-ups for children 4-16. For more information, visit www.alloutsportsleague.com or call 925-203-5626.

Brentwood Flea Market The Brentwood Lions Club is accepting applications for its fall flea market, scheduled for Oct. 8 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Liberty High School parking lot. Spaces ($30) will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a space, call 925-516-7798.

Project Second Chance Would you like to help an adult learn to read, write and spell better? Project Second Chance, the Contra Costa County Library’s adult literacy program, hosts a 14-hour tutor training program in September. All 14 hours are required. No previous teaching experience is required. For more information, visit www. ccclib.org/psc or call 925-927-3250.

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

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

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

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What a Great fixer. This large Oakley property offers 4 beds, 2.5 baths, over 1900 sq ft of living space and a separate Office. There are multiple repairs to be made so we can only Except Cash and FHA 203K offers. Repair items include Whole kitchen, connecting of AC and Water heater and the backyard is not landscaped.

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Charming 3 bed 2.5 bath Condo with 1344 sq ft of living space. It features an eat-in kitchen with tile floors and most kitchen appliances, tile in both baths and a cozy backyard with a deck, shed and views of open space. Very close to community pool, playground and shopping.

This 2 story home offers 4 beds & 3 baths and 1893 sq ft of living space. It features a Formal Living and Dining rooms, Kitchen/Family room combo. The kitchen is open and Bright and offers an Eat-In area, stainless steel appliances, freestanding gas range & oven and tile countertops. The Master bed even has a patio deck to relax on. This is a must see

Located in Magnolia Park subdivision this home features 4 large bedrooms, 3.5 baths with a full bedroom and bathroom downstairs and over 3700 sq ft. Other features include an oversized 4 car garage, 18 inch tile flooring, wainscoting, granite slab counters in kitchen and stainless steel appliances. With-in walking distance to schools, parks and shopping.

Nice manufactured home that offers 3 beds & 2 baths and over 1500 sq ft of living space. It also features a living/family room combo with fireplace, Open eat-in kitchen and dining room with tile floors and a 2 car detached garage. This will move quickly

The perfect opportunity to make it yours. This quaint 3 bed/1bath offers 1021 sq ft of living space and features a family/dining room combo with heat and air and French doors leading out to back patio. It also offers a large and spacious backyard with fruit trees, shade trees, grass and shed. With a little TLC this property can really shine.

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Custom Single Story features 4 bed, 2.5 bath & over 2300sq ft of living space. With a southern exposure and awesome water views this property also offers a remodeled kitchen w/ granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances & a great room/ kitchen combo. It also features beautiful walnut hardwood & tile floors throughout & a U-dock. This is a great home to entertain your guests.

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This wonderful two story offers 5 beds & 2.5 baths and over 2000 sq ft of living space. It features a spacious kitchen with tile countertops & floor, wainscoting & crown molding in living & dining rooms, with designer paint colors, a beautiful sun-room that leads out to a beautiful backyard with inground pool. Priced to move, go and see before it is gone.

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This 2 story property offers 4 beds, 2.5 baths and 1763 sq ft of living space. Newer carpets, kitchen appliances, 2 tone paint, a Formal dining room, kitchen/family combo and living room. It has a half bath downstairs and good size bedrooms upstairs. It has been landscaped in front & back and is close to community pool, new park, shopping and offers easy freeway access.

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

Rod Talavera, Realtor

Vanessa Gutierrez, Realtor

Shauna Suckow, Realtor

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

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