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Oakley council rescinds deal, apologizes by Samie Hartley and Rick Lemyre Staff Writers In the face of public outrage over a deal forgiving a home loan the city made to City Manager Bryan Montgomery in exchange for an equity sharing agreement, the Oakley City Council Tuesday voted to rescind its decision and apologized to the public. The Sept. 27 deal forgave the balance of $508,000 remaining on a 2.5-percent mortgage provided to Montgomery in 2005 as part of the incentive package that brought him to Oakley from Nevada. In exchange, the agreement calls for the city and Montgomery to split the equity in the home 50-50 when it’s eventually sold. Montgomery’s is share set at a minimum of $170,000. The property is currently valued on county tax rolls at $311,000. Residents objected to the deal, both because of its generosity and because they believe it was arrived at in a closed-session meeting that involved Montgomery and the entire council. State open-meeting laws allow for closed-session negotiations only with a subcommittee of two council members, who are then required to bring the matter before the full council in open session for a vote. Councilman Randy Pope, the only

councilmember to vote against the equity share agreement, said Wednesday he believes the negotiations between Montgomery and the full council might have constituted a conflict of interest. Pope has asked the state Fair Political Practices Commission to investigate. Pope said Wednesday that he would have supported an equity share agreement had it been more balanced for the city: “He’s paid 28 percent of his mortgage. I would have been OK with 28 percent, but (the deal) gave him 50 percent.� In the weeks following the nowdefunct agreement, council members had characterized it as an effort to restore his original incentive, the home loan portion of which had vanished with the housing slump. Pope said Wednesday that the one-shot loan modification left no incentive for Montgomery to stay, whereas a 28percent equity could be increased in the future, providing the incentive the council sought. Councilmember Pat Anderson said Tuesday night that in retrospect, the decision to approve the deal with Montgomery was flawed and not one of her finest moments in her 12 years on the council. “I have to say that the best of intentions on my part were decidedly clouded,� Anderson said. “My deci-

sion will not stand as one of my personal highlights in this political position that I hold. It will be one of my dark moments. Vice Mayor Kevin Romick said his personal relationship with Montgomery might have played a part in proposed deal and that he’s sorry for the mistakes made by the council regarding the issue. “We didn’t go into the process looking to perpetrate any unlawful activity. I don’t believe that we did; however, perhaps we were swayed by our own personal feelings about the performance of Mr. Montgomery and what he’s done for us and what he’s done for the community.� Frazier said Montgomery’s efforts have brought millions of dollars in revenue to the city, and that Montgomery had saved hundreds of thousands more by taking on the responsibilities of three department heads who left and were not replaced. But some Oakley residents were not satisfied with the apologies offered by the council. Longtime council watchdog Eve Diamond said the council is rescinding its decision only because it had been caught, and while Frazier has tried to take the blame for the council’s actions, all of the council members – other than Pope – and Montgomery are at fault in this situation. “It’s so obvious that the only rea-

son for the abject apology is because you got caught red-handed. You got busted – period,� Diamond said during public comment. “As an Oakley resident and taxpayer, I am really astonished that neither the city manager, any member of the council with the exception of Randy Pope, nor the mayor himself has had the courage step forward in the last two weeks to explain your side of it. That’s extremely poor leadership and I am more than surprised that you all have not tendered your resignation for the dishonorable acts that you have perpetrated upon the taxpayers who might have once trusted you.� Montgomery voluntarily removed himself from the council chambers during the discussion. In a statement released Wednesday, he said, “ I want to admit that the agreement reached with the City Council wasn’t handled as it should have been and I’m glad it has now been rescinded. I sincerely wish I had handled my role in the process differently, and I especially apologize for the negative light this has brought on Oakley. I love Oakley, and it is home for my family and me.� He went on to say that he understands the public’s concerns, and will use this incident as a learning experience to make sure the mistakes in the process are not repeated. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Living green a community project Parents go by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer A generation ago, “going green” conjured images of tie-dyed hippies planting community gardens and advocating for a cleaner environment. Today, the movement has gone mainstream, counting large corporations and small-town activists among its many advocates who are turning the grass-roots faction into an in-vogue movement. Jim Root and his Brentwoodbased Green Living Coalition are one such group. “People are excited to participate and hungry for direction on the different things they can do to make their home, and our community, sustainable,” said Root. “And we are here to encourage those connections and goals.” Founded just a few months ago, the Green Living Coalition is a group comprising local business owners, community officials and environmentally friendly organizations who are working to promote renewable energy and sustainable living through education and awareness. Believing that California can indeed become a leader in emissions reduction, organic gardening and recycling – to name a few – the coalition is

currently focusing on what it calls a community mandate. “At our recent meeting we worked on solidifying our mandate,” said Root, “which is recycling, hosting local community events and partnering with local schools.” The recycling project, according to Root, focuses on the dilemma that while recycling is fairly easy to do at home, it’s not as convenient in public. By placing recycling bins or cans at popular gathering places such as retail locations and gas stations, for example, recycling will become a habit instead of a project. The same holds true for the community, Root contends. By building relationships with neighbors and the community at large, a more connected and sustainable lifestyle is possible. The coalition plans to host a variety of meet-and-greet events throughout Brentwood in the coming months. Education is key, Root said, and that’s where the school districts come into play. By partnering with local

schools in ways such as field trips to local green businesses, recycling assemblies and local cleanup days, students learn from an early age the benefits of a green lifestyle. Cities will also play a major role in creating sustainable living, and Brentwood, according to Root, gets high marks for taking the lead. “The City of Brentwood is doing a great job promoting sustainability and reaching out to the community,” he said. “And schools, parks and large employers have been the main focus of their efforts. “But budget constrains and governmental procedures make it hard for them to work outside a very specific box. What they could do better is what the Green Living Coalition can do for them, and we have met with the city to discuss ways we could reach out to the smaller businesses and residents to complete the loop and get everyone involved in the movement. And that is what we’re here for. We’re off to a great start.” The Green Living Coalition meets the third Tuesday of the month at 380 Carrol Court in Brentwood. For meeting times and additional information, call 925-705-8199 or visit www.greenlivingcoalition.com. To comment, visit www.thepress. net.

back to school The Oakley Union School District hosts Parent University at Iron House Elementary School on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to noon. Parents of all grade levels may sign up in advance for topics such as parenting, homework tips, reading your STAR test scores, GATE, and special-education basics. A Parent Information Fair will be held in the multi-use room on the day of the event, providing an opportunity for parents to learn about important issues facing education. Free childcare will be provided for school-age children. For more information, call 925-625-6825.

Creative gifts for holidays The Brentwood Senior Activity Center will be transformed into a winter wonderland on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crafters will sell their handmade wares at the one-day event, offering a full array of unique gift items. The Brentwood Senior Activity Center is located at 193 Griffith Lane. For more information, call the senior volunteer ambassador at 925-516-5380 or the Parks and Recreation Department at 925-516-5444.

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For riders, toys are the Main thing Help others to deck their halls

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Leather-clad, motorcycle-riding elves add to the stack of gifts donated during the 2010 Main Street Community Toy Run. This year’s event will take place in downtown Brentwood on Nov. 5. help moving, they should call my family because we can pack it all up in 20 minutes,” Lopez-Sanders joked. Some years, she never got presents but learned to enjoy the holidays as a time for family and hospitality. “I grew

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Hope for some needy families comes clad in leather and riding a motorcycle. Hope Lopez-Sanders, that is. The 55-year-old Oakley resident and Harley rider is organizing the third annual Main Street Community Toy Run, which takes place for the first time in downtown Brentwood at La Fuente Mexican Restaurant. The Nov. 5 event will feature a car show, raffles, prizes, live music, a bike show, vendor stands, bike games and a play area for the kids. Organizers are looking for more riders, volunteers and donors to pull it all off. The inspiration for the run, LopezSanders said, came from hearing about others’ struggles, especially since the economy tanked – and especially since the far East Bay region is among the hardest-hit in the nation. The event will help families in Knightsen, Bethel Island, Brentwood, Oakley, Byron and Discovery Bay. “I feel how hard it is out there,” she said. “My house is underwater, too … and I grew up poor, so I understand.” Lopez-Sanders’ dad was a tile worker who moved his family around for the job before finally settling down in Oakland. That meant enrolling his kids in a new school nearly every year and teaching them the rushed art of moving. “I always say that if anyone needs

The Parent Network at Antioch Charter Academy II (ACAII) has turned its annual Christmas tree and wreath fundraiser into a service project. ACAII encourages those purchasing a Christmas tree to pre-order one for themselves and another for the homes of needy local families whose holiday budget doesn’t allow them to enjoy a tree of their own. Families in need can be identified through Contra Costa Human Services. Donated trees are personally delivered (lights, tinsel and decorations included) by ACAII Christmas tree volunteers on Dec. 3 and 4. Four types of trees, in various sizes, are available. Prices start at $25. ACAII is taking Christmas tree pre-orders now through Nov.17. Volunteers are available to give presentations at local churches, businesses and service organizations regarding the project. For information, call Tamara Mays at 925-727-7348.


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History sleuths wanted business type, especially the name of the itinerant photographer who took this image and other domestic pictures like it in East County. “The photographers who captured these wonderful domestic images are our unsung local history heroes,” Jensen said. “Do you recognize your family home or business in the image? Perhaps your grandfather or great-uncle is featured wearing his favorite checkered cap.” The individual providing the most information will receive a membership to the East Contra Costa Historical Society. E-mail Jensen at historian@ byronhotsprings.com.

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For about the 87th time, President Obama just announced a revised, updated, change of the prior revision of the sequel to the last thing they tried that didn’t work to help underwater homeowners. But this time they say that it will really work. (wink...) What I’m talking about is the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP). HARP was first rolled out back in 2009 to much fanfare as a way for underwater homeowners to refinance their loans into something more affordable. It was supposed to help millions of homeowners, but the actual results fell far short. The main reason was that they would only allow loans up to 125% of the appraised value, and most underwater homeowners owe much more than that. The new program does away with the 125% cap on the loan amount vs. the value for fixed rate mortgages, and they have also made some other tweaks that should help more people qualify. They are actually loosening up some of the underwriting rules that were resulting in so many turn-downs in the old program. (Yes, loose underwriting is how

we got into this mess. Move along, nothing to see here, we know better this time [more winking]...) To qualify, your loan must have been purchased by Fannie Mae (800-7FANNIE) or Freddie Mac (800-FREDDIE) prior to 5/31/2009. You can call them to verify. You must be current on your mortgage with no late payments in the past 6 months and no more than one late payment over the past 12 months. You can call your existing lender, or any other mortgage lender that offers HARP refis. This program will start to be rolled out by mid November of this year, and should be fully rolled out by Dec. 1. Also, as with most of the other plans, this program is voluntary for lenders, so if your lender doesn’t do it, you may have to check around to find someone who does participate. 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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Halloween hot spots Halloween action continues hot and heavy through the big day on Monday. Here are a few places you can go to get your haunt on.

OCT. 28 Laurel Halloween Calendar Bring the whole family out for an evening of fun at Laurel Elementary, 1441 Laurel Road in Oakley, from 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy games, treats and the infamous Laurel Haunted House. Admission is free.

OCT. 29 Halloween Festival Halloween at The Streets of Brentwood, 2565 Sand Creek Road, runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event features a costume parade for children and pets, a pumpkin carving contest, and trick-or-treating throughout the lifestyle center. For more information, call 925-516-8500. Pumpkins and Pancakes The Shadow Lakes Event Center, 401 West Country Club Drive in Brentwood, provides a harvest-themed all-you-can-eat breakfast beginning at 8:30 a.m.; late seating at 10 a.m. Costumes are encouraged. For more information, call 925-325-6232.

OCT. 30 Trunk or Treat Antioch Covenant Church, 1919 Buchanan Road, hosts Trunk or Treat from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume for an evening of fun, food and games. Admission is free. For more information, call 925-754-3626.

Halloween Hoopla Resurrection Wee Care Kid Connection presents Halloween Hoopla from 5:307:30 p.m. at 1275 Fairview Ave. in Brentwood. The event features treats, games crafts, scavenger hunts, piñata fun and a costume parade. For more information and times for special events, call 925-634-5180 or e-mail kryssiem@aol.com. Witches’ Brew Family Festival Trick-or-treaters are welcome from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Sand Creek Crossing Shopping Center in Brentwood. The center’s stores, restaurants and retailers will be handing out free Halloween goodies while supplies last. The event also includes pumpkin carving demonstrations, free pumpkins, face painting and a balloonist. For more information, visit www.sandcreekcrossing.com.

OCT. 31 Holy Eve Community Carnival A fun and safe substitute to Halloween takes place at the Holy Eve Community Carnival from 2 to 9 p.m. at Somersville Towne Center, 2556 Somersville Road in Antioch. For more information, visit www.somersvilletownecenter.com/events. Circus Night The Harvest Time Assembly of God Church, 2200 Ventura Drive in Brentwood, offers a safe-and-sane alternative to Halloween from 6 to 9 p.m. The event features candy, games and pony rides. Admission is free. Hot dogs, nachos, popcorn and other snacks will be available for $1. For more information, call 925-516-1908.

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Piepho to host town hall Contra Costa County District III Supervisor Mary Piepho will host a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Prewett Park Community Center, 4701 Lone Tree Way in Antioch. The meeting is intended for Antioch, Oakley and Bethel Island residents. Piepho recently became supervisor of these municipalities as a result of county redistricting.

Toys from page 6A at the same time, I know how special it can be to give a child a gift. I’m blessed that I get to buy stuff for my family this year.” Lopez-Sanders turned to local family and youth support nonprofits Family Life Center of Brentwood and Giant Step for help co-sponsoring the event. About 200 bikers turned out last year and organizers are hoping for at least that much or more this time around. “My vision is to make this a recurring annual event,” Lopez-Sanders said. “A lot of charities they help people outside of our community, people we never meet. But this one helps people who could be our neighbors.” For many local parents, the gifts from the toy run are the only ones they can afford to give their kids. And those

County staff from the Highway 4 Bypass Authority, Veterans Services, Probation, Housing Authority, East County Transit Authority, Public Works, Sheriff ’s Office, and Planning and Building departments will also be present to provide information and answer questions. For more information, call Field Representative Jennifer Quallick at 925-820-8683 or e-mail jennifer.quallick@bos.cccounty.us.

gifts are given for the parents to present to their kids themselves – so they can say they got it for them. “We don’t want the kids to think that some strangers bought them presents,” Lopez-Sanders said. “This is a gift for the parents, too. A gift for them to be able to do this for their families.” Main Street Community Toy Run begins at 9 a.m. with registration for bikers. The ride begins at 10 a.m., lunch is served at 11 a.m., and raffle and door prizes are called out at 1 p.m. La Fuente Mexican Restaurant is located at 642 First St. in Brentwood. The $20 entry fee for riders includes patches, a door prize tag and one raffle ticket. Admission to the Mexican buffet lunch is $15; $12 for children. For more information, call Linda Pacheco at 925565-3746. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Task force to target gangs, violence According to statistics gathered from Antioch and Pittsburg police departments, violent crime has taken a downturn this year. At the same time, based on reports in the media and from school districts, violent incidents involving young people appear to be on the rise. • Recently, two men shot a young man dead in Antioch in the Sycamore neighborhood. The men are still at large. • A young man was shot while sitting in his car in Oakley. Police suspect it is gang-related. • Two young men who are connected to a gang were arrested for shooting a man on an Antioch street. • A member of an Aryan gang fatally stabbed a man in Bay Point. “While the number of total violent crimes may have gone down, media reports indicate that gangs are involved in a greater percentage of the crimes committed in East County,” said Contra Costa Supervisor Federal Glover. Criminal violence in East County has attracted the attention of one of the top law enforcement officials in the state. Larry Wallace, director of the Division of Law Enforcement in the Attorney General’s office, will be the keynote speaker at Peace in the Streets, an upcoming local anti-violence and anti-gang forum. “Being smart on crime, that’s a part of collaborating and working with local entities and other forms of law enforcement, other groups within the community … not just a lock-’em-up-and-throw-away-the-key approach,” said Wallace, who has been in law enforcement for 28 years. While gang-related incidents in East County pale in comparison to those in other parts of the Bay Area, Glover and the East County Gang Task Force want to make sure that it doesn’t get any worse. Glover and the task force are sponsoring the Peace in the Streets Forum on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pittsburg High School. To pre-register for the Peace in the Streets Forum, visit www.cccounty.us/supervisorglover or call 925-427-8138. Registration will also be accepted at the door. The forum is free and open to the public.

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ntioch students, during their homecoming rally on Friday, enact “Snow White and the Seven Guidos� – an updated version of the classic fairy tale, above left. Above, Antioch High seniors launch into a dance-off near the end of their skit at the homecoming rally. The rally’s theme was Disney princesses. Left, an illuminated carriage transported the homecoming queen, Kimberley Le, from the stage after she was crowned during the Friday football game.

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Yes … just like that by Anthony McLaughlin Correspondent This early morning I wander down a hard-packed earthen path leading to the Benicia waterfront. No clear destination in mind – just a desire to breathe ocean air, the jetty still partially shrouded in dense sea mist before me. Taking a moment’s rest against a weathered pier railing, my eyes are drawn to the magnificent sea lion in the water below. How graceful is its private ballet, rolling – spraying vapor from the lungs, flippers first carving the water – then slicing through fog that clings to the ocean surface – sets it swirling – leaving a trailing memory of the animal’s passage. A child’s squeal breaks the spell. My line of sight drifts toward a rocky embankment where the locals are spread about – their fishing gear in hand, and I see him. Maybe 4 years old, the boy stands next to a man I guess to be his father. The little guy is dressed in jean coveralls, wearing a cap with escaping shocks of fluttering golden hair. Both knees hinging; moving excitedly in a bobbing motion, one arm pointing across the water. His squeals of excitement bounce off the rocks, tumbling with soft sounds of sea breeze. The arc in the end of the father’s fishing rod says this isn’t a big fish, but the others pull in their bait out of courtesy nonetheless, voices muted and a few smiles forming on faces, mine included – watching a mounting anticipation in the little guy. His right fist clutches the fishing net almost as large as he, but then releases it to bounce on the sandy shore after his father’s instruction. I walk a bit closer as I sense this is all brand new for the boy. My mind drifts way back in time; and for only a split second it is again – all so fresh – how endearing it was to first witness the rite of passage in a child; my child. Shoving my hands deeper into the pockets of my windbreaker, not wanting to miss anything – I wait. His dad brings in the catch. The fish rises out of the water, the boy stands transfixed for only a few seconds – then quickly retreats two little steps as the flipping of the tail, the body twisting on the line in a final escape attempt catches him by surprise. The dad lowers the tone of his voice to one of reassurance. “This one has more time to go, and places to see … we need to give him back, son. Hold out your hands and we will turn him loose together, OK?” “Now” – I think to myself … ”Now is the moment.” The boy cautiously steps forward with his little chubby hands held straight out – palms up. His dad smiles – removes the hook from the lip, lets the fishing rod rest against his shoulder and lowers himself down on one knee. Placing the fish in the middle of the

boy’s hands and encircling them with his own large ones, he gently explains, “We have to hurry now; he doesn’t breathe the way we do.” Together they submerge the fish in the water. “OK, Jake … let go now, son.” They both stand and watch the fish move – first slowly – then with renewed vigor into deeper water. Jake tilts his head up to the towering figure of his father – one hand raised as a shield against the sun’s glare. “Like that, Dad?” he whispers. “Yes, Jake. Just like that.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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To have an aseptic operating room is, according to Dictionary.com, to have an operating room that is “free or freed from having pathogenic microorganisms.” In other words sterile, or clean. And although the operating room and the real estate mar-ket are two very different places, parallels can still be drawn between the two: A patient needs to know what to expect both be-fore and after surgery just as a home buyer needs to know what to expect both before and after purchasing a home. In both cases it is the professional’s job to handle both the prep work and the follow-ups. A Realtor, or lenders, prep work should begin with pulling property tax records for any potential home their buyer is eying to purchase. This will ensure there are no “microorganisms,” or special assessments, hiding in plain sight and the buyer is fully aware of their projected property tax bill. As an unsterile operat-ing table would wreak havoc on a patient’s attempt to recover, an undisclosed special assessment would wreak havoc on a new homeowner’s budget. Undisclosed property taxes are a buyer’s worst nightmare and can easily be avoided from the start with the right conversation between buyer and trusted professional. You would never sit-down with your surgeon (or doctor), with plans of going under the knife, and only review half of the procedure that lay ahead of you. Before allowing someone to operate you’d make sure

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you reviewed chart, tracked every step of the procedure, and more than likely you’d then go home and do your own research online. Why should it be any different when attempting to purchase a home? Every possible rock should be uncovered. Ask your Realtor or lender about the projected property taxes, make sure they break down the full amount that will be due and when this amount will be due, and then go home and click on https://taxcolp. co.contra-costa.ca.us/taxpaymentrev3/summary/account_lookup.jsp. By simply entering the address in question into this website you’ll be able to instantly view the last three years worth of property taxes for that specific address. From there you can diagnose whether or not that property carries any special assessments that are not part of the properties “upfront” price tag. Although you pay your doctor, Realtor, and lender, to protect your best interests at the end of the day everyone is human. Operating rooms aren’t always aseptic just as spe-cial assessments are sometimes overlooked. Do your own prep work to ensure a smooth operation, check each prop-erty for special assessments. If you have any real estate lending related questions or concerns, or wish to speak with a Streamline expert, don’t hesitate to write me at tfreymortgages@yahoo.com or call me directly on my cell phone, (925) 726-1444.

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Cheap tube socks not enough Editor: A big-box mega-retailer should not be built in Brentwood right now, and I think that building one is not in our city’s best interest. My family has shopped at Antioch’s Walmart perhaps three times in the past 12 years. We choose to support local business owners instead, because they are far more effective at reinvesting local dollars in our local economy. Choosing Walmart, for example, over locally owned businesses in our downtown area is far from spending our dollars “locally” and supporting our community. If a new Walmart is built just 4.6 miles from an already existing Walmart, it would be an investment in Bentonville, Ark., headquarters of the multinational mega-retail giant. In addition to Walmart, we also have Costco and Target stores in our area, all within a few miles of each other. I see redundancy here. Big-box retailers such as Walmart have no interest in the success of our city, except to siphon the wealth back to their corporate headquarters out of state. They treat their employees like the cheap goods they sell: the more there are (now at over 2 million), the cheaper the cost of employing them. Since they pay even lower wages than fast food chains, most of their employees will never be able to escape a life of financial hardship. Sure, a big box retailer like Walmart would provide scores of low-wage jobs to distribute cheap tube socks and low-end plastic goods from overseas. This is not a refreshing or positive solution to the current state of affairs. Will a big-box store in Brentwood fill the already vacant commercial space in our city, some of which has been vacant for years? Will Walmart help fill Brentwood’s vacant, abandoned and foreclosed homes? Will Walmart make Brentwood a destination or will it make

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our city just another city with cheap tube socks? Regardless of which mega-retailer is built, I won’t shop there. I won’t turn my back on downtown and Brentwood Boulevard businesses, and will instead reinforce my commitment to supporting locally owned business. As a community, we should focus on filling the abundance of vacant commercial and residential areas of our city before giving up hope and succumbing to a cinderblock behemoth. Spencer Holmes Brentwood

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My other reasons are, of course, Walmart is non-union. My store’s business has suffered for years because of Walmart and the Wincos and has since closed up in July, and now I have to commute to Pinole and I am not happy. I think that is a great idea for the city to look at changing zoning regulations on large properties. I am for it. I could go on, but will save it for the city council meeting, so bring it on, the people of Brentwood! Ed Sousa Brentwood

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Editor: Why do we need a Walmart in Brentwood? We have one very close now. I have witnessed small towns putting in a Walmart and a few years later the whole downtown square is boarded up except for the bars. Go to any small town in the Midwest that has allowed one in and look at their town square. Our downtown is struggling to become a special place to go and an asset to our community. The area you are talking about putting one already cannot keep any business and has quite a few empty stores and offices. The dollar store is the only store I know that can compete with Walmart’s prices. Next they will put the food stores out of business. I was in the one on Lone Tree Way just yesterday and had to walk way to the back of the store before I could find anything but food. We cry about China taking away our lifestyle … and we help them out at every turn. The prices are right … because everything in the store is made in China. Put something in that spot that can employ people for more than minimum wage and make this town better, not downgraded. If you need the tax money, don’t buy expensive trees. Little ones grow, you know. Joanne Oertwig Brentwood

Editor: We would like to thank all of the participants who were part of the Friends, Food & Fun at the Brentwood Senior Center. Vendors: Acupuncture/Acupressure, A Place for Mom, Artwork by Kaethe, Attorney at Law, Bedford Center, Brentwood Senior Center, Brentwood Library, Brentwood Police Department, California Access, City Center Pharmacy, Classy Cottage Salon, Commons at Dallas Ranch, Contra Costa Hearing Aid, Costco Tracy, Cypress Meadows, Comfort Care Dental Office, Doctor Beer, Elderly Wish Foundation, Epic Care Cancer Center, Edward Jones, Eskaton Lodge, Gold Refinery, Grief Baskets, Hannah Nicole Vineyards, HICAP Counseling, Hospice of the East Bay, John Muir Senior Center, Madrona Naturopathic, Marilyn Ellis, Park and Recreation Department, Mayor of Brentwood, Neptune Society, New York Life Insurance, Ombudsman Service, Painter, Premiere Jewelry, PG&E, Silpada Jewelry, Senior Helpers, Snap Group, Sweet Medical Inc., The Residences – Antioch Care Home, Thrift Shop Hospice of the East Bay, Trader Joe’s, Special Walk-in Tubs, Vet Tech Pet Care, and WR. Properties – Brentwood. Raffles not from vendors: Bed, Bath & Beyond, Doctor Jolin’s, Doggie Diner, Elder Living Solutions, Les Schwab Tires, Mel’s Diner, Mike’s Brew, Nine Golf Course, Pacific Periodontal, Ortega’s, Quilting Bee’s, and Safeway’s Food Donations: Chili’s, Commons at Dallas Ranch, Costco Tracy, Black Bear Redcurrant, Byron Inn Cafe, Digger’s, Eskaton Lodge, Kinder’s, Melo’s Pizza, Mountain Mike’s Pizza, and Trader Joe’s. Entertainment: Heritage High School Jazz Band, Liberty High School Jazz Band, Jack Convery, banjo player, ARM parked in the parking lot for people to see inside the ambulance and ask questions. A special thanks to Ernie Rodrigues, President of the Brentwood Senior Citizens Club, and Poldina Scherff of

Bring it on Editor: First off, I have been reading all the Walmart articles over the past several weeks and have to comment. I have to say I agree with Pearl Stredni, who commented on the downtown palms, when read before they were $16,000 each. I just thought: how insanely ridiculous. As for Walmart, I’ve worked for a large union retail company for the past 33 years, and 12 of those years down the street from the Antioch Walmart. I agree with Kristin Villyard; she is correct: one of the reasons I don’t like Walmart is because of increased crime. My store was always getting shoplifted in front of us.

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Residents march for Sycamore peace by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer

As Antioch police continue to search for the killer of Dimontai Glaspie, residents are marching, pleading for peace in the neighborhood where he was shot. Glaspie, 20, was fatally shot on Oct. 8 on Dogwood Way, part of the Sycamore Drive neighborhood that has become one of the most dangerous sectors of the city. Acting Antioch Police Captain Leonard Orman said Tuesday that officers are still pursuing leads, but no arrests have been made. In response to the shooting, Pastor Nicholas Alexander of Do the Word Ministries organized a non-violence march through Antioch. The march concluded in the neighborhood where Glaspie was slain. Alexander, also a Sycamore area resident, has organized similar rallies and events following acts of violence in his neighborhood. Alexander feels that the peaceful events need to continue as a way to show criminals that violence won’t be tolerated in the area. “It’s time for us to come together and work together under the spirit of cooperation,” he said. “Each time (crime) happens, we’re going to respond. We’re going to come out of our houses and we’re going to form a neighborhood council and be more visible and active in our community. We’re going to respond.” Roughly 30 people marched with Alexander on Saturday, beginning at the corner of

Participants of a recent non-violence march hold up signs on the corner of A and 18th streets in Antioch calling for peace in response to the recent shooting death of a 20-year-old Antioch man. A and 18th streets and ending on Dogwood as a way to give back to the community and Way. Some of the marchers were Do the show how people coming together can make Word Ministries church members and some a difference for good. “We wanted something to be positive,” attend churches in other parts of Antioch. A group of teenagers from the Pittsburg-based said Lara Jr., so we’re trying to change their youth group People Who Care arrived in a bad habits into good habits.” Alexander described Glaspie as a “good van. They held signs clamoring for peace and kid” who was fairly quiet. He didn’t know him marched with the group. Numerous passersby honked their horns well, but he had seen him around the neighin support. Some residents even came out from borhood and was familiar with him. According to Orman, on the night their homes to voice their pleas for peace. According to People Who Care site co- Glaspie was shot, he was walking to a house ordinator Bernabe Lara Jr., it’s important for he’d been to regularly when two men opened teens to participate in events such as the march fire. Orman said there’s no indication yet that

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the way the city’s police force operates. “The ACLU is not running the police department, the court’s not running the police department, the city is – because there was never any finding, any evidence of wrongdoing,” Nerland said. “We’re going to continue those community policing partnerships.” In 2008, Bay Area Legal Aid sued the city, claiming that the police department’s Community Action Team tried to use racial discrimination as a means to force the five plaintiffs out of the Section 8 program. Both parties are pleased to have the issue peacefully finished. “It’s a relief that this is finally resolved and that people will be watching to make sure Antioch doesn’t try to push out any other families like mine,” Williams wrote in a press release from Seligman.

approves quality growth, he said, adding that “I was reminded (by City Manager Paul Eldredge) of the fact that, right now, we don’t even have a tool box.” More than two dozen members of the public spoke at the meeting, most decrying what a big-box store would do to surrounding businesses, especially the downtown area one mile away and in the final stages of a multimillion-dollar overhaul. They also objected to the fact that the 2009 council decision that permitted the construction of big-box stores without a CUP also cut back on park space on the 65-acre ranch, as well as removing roadway improvements called for in the Brentwood Boulevard Master Plan. While pleased that Tuesday’s decision to consider CUPs on projects more than 75,000 square feet, opponents want the rest of the

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2009 decision set aside as well, returning the property to the more-restrictive 2005 zoning that preceded it. Plans to put a rezoning initiative on the ballot will move ahead, said spokesperson Annette Beckstrand. Not everyone, however, was pleased with the decision. Reed Oñate, attorney for Sciortino Ranch owners New Urban Community Partners, said thousands of dollars had been spent in an attempt to develop the property based on the rights affording it under the 2009 zoning. Additionally, he said, a major retailer would help spur development in the northeast part of the city that has gone virtually unimproved while the western sector received the majority of upscale housing and shopping. Also, a large-scale retailer would provide millions of dollars in tax revenue, fees and construction permits for the city as well as hundreds of retail jobs. NUCP President Dave Sansung also

the crime was gang-related. The homicide was the fifth so far this year in Antioch, and one of a handful of shootings that have taken place in the Sycamore neighborhood. Earlier this year, the city restructured its beat map to deploy more patrol in the northeast part of town. Orman feels that the increased patrol, as well as other measures Antioch is taking to combat violent crime in the area, has worked. But it’s too early to measure the effectiveness with certainty. “Although it’s looking like the combination of everything we’re doing is working,” Orman said, “we’ll see what it’s like in January.” The Sycamore area was the site of another shooting on Oct. 24. The shots were fired by officers containing a suspect, a 33year-old Antioch man on Lemontree Court who pulled a gun on cops during a confrontation. The man was wanted for burglary and violating probation on drug charges. While Antioch police are still seeking the suspects in Glaspie’s killing, residents are still in search of peace for the man’s neighborhood. Gail Groff, a member of Cornerstone Christian Church in Antioch, came to the march after hearing about it in her community prayer group. She was thrilled by the turnout and the response from cars passing by. “I want to do whatever I can to be part of that community effort,” Groff said. “Everybody wants the same thing – we really do. Who wants violence?” To comment, visit www.thepress.net. spoke, offering to pay for a poll of the entire community to determine its interest in a bigbox retailer at Sciortino rather than be subject to a decision made solely by officials at the meeting. The council also came under fire for holding the meeting at 2 p.m. on a Thursday, when most residents were unable to attend. Mayor Bob Taylor, who called the meeting, said he wanted to make sure the entire council could attend the meeting, and that the council needed to make a decision before an application for a big-box store came forward. Stonebarger said this week that such urgency was only precautionary. During the meeting, Rick Jarvis, special attorney to the city, said any big-box development could be forestalled even after an application is filed by establishing a city-wide moratorium on largescale retailers. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Brentwood man wins World Series trip by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer By playing a game online, a Brentwood resident and his son not only earned a trip to the sporting event of their lives, but helped a worthwhile cause. As a reward for his participation in the State Farm Go to Bat program, construction worker Gary Killingsworth was given a trip to games three and four of the World Series, held at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Killingsworth took Aaron, his 11-year-old son and fellow baseball fanatic, to see the games between the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals. “It was just amazing,” he said. “Being at the game was a once in a lifetime chance.” To receive the sweet seats, Killingsworth played an arcade-style baseball game on State Farm’s website. Players picked a charity to play for and worked throughout the second half of the baseball season to rack up points. Each week, the charity with the highest point total was given $18,000 and one player was entered into a contest for World Series tickets. Killingsworth chose the Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes foundation (SADS), largely because it’s not one of the more mainstream causes. He was also motivated because the son of a family friend has dealt with heart

problems throughout his life. Killingsworth said his niece has battled cardiac problems as well. Killingsworth and other players who chose SADS were victorious twice, earning the foundation $36,000. He was happy to help the foundation gain awareness and resources. “It’s more common than people think,” he said. “It doesn’t seem to be as supported as much as cancer or everything.” On Oct. 12, a State Farm representative called Killingsworth, letting him know he’d won the World Series tickets. He thought it was a joke at first, but the moment hit him as he was filling out insurance paperwork for the trip. An avid Giants fan, Killingsworth wasn’t able to go to any of the playoff or World Series games in San Francisco last season. The ability to finally see the event – for free – was huge for the father and son. Killingsworth and the other State Farm Go to Bat winners were honored on the field prior to game three. They also got the chance to watch batting practice from the field. “I was just in awe that I was actually chosen to go,” Killingsworth said. “I called my son and told him and he just about went crazy. He was hoping all along that we could get chosen.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Brentwood resident Gary Killingsworth and his son Aaron, 11, attended the World Series through the State Farm Go to Bat program.

Patriots beat Lions to retain Brentwood Bowl by Michael Dixon Correspondent If Friday night’s game offers a glimpse of the future, the Liberty High football program is approaching the standard of Heritage. The Lions current seniors suffered two blowouts in their early years, including a close game in 2010. The 2011 game was even closer, but the result was the same as before. The Lions scored first, but a strong third quarter from the Patriots was too much to overcome, and Heritage downed Liberty 28-21. “We played all four quarters, fought hard and didn’t give up at all,” said Patriots’ senior running back Jorel Avila. “Coach was talking to us at halftime, telling us what to do, and what we were going to do. We came out and executed.” While Heritage (4-3, 2-0 Bay Valley Athletic League) did score three touchdowns in the second half, the most important play of the game did not result in a score. On a third down near midfield, junior receiver Carson Cleverly took a handoff on what appeared to be a reverse. Instead, Cleverly threw a looping pass to senior tight end Jasper Dhaliwal, who was wide open. Dhaliwal was tackled before scoring, but only ran more time off of the clock.

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Heritage High’s Jorel Avila, right, tries to elude Liberty High’s Nic Friedman. Three plays later, junior quarterback Anthony Carter called his own number and scored, putting his team up 28-14. Liberty did score on the ensuing possession, but failed to recover the onside kick. A 13-yard run from Carter gave the Patriots the first down and the game. “We’ve been working on that play for a

couple of weeks now,” Cleverly said of the trick play. “I took the handoff, looked up, saw a couple of outside backers coming at me. I looked up, saw the tight end with nobody covering him. I just threw it; he went up and got it.” The game started well for Liberty (25, 0-2 BVAL). The Lions took the opening

kickoff, killed seven minutes off of the clock, and scored when junior quarterback Cody Suckow hit senior receiver Christian Smith on an eight-yard pass. The Lions would hold that lead for most of the first half, but Heritage evened the score when Carter hit senior receiver Kehjan Clayton for the first of his two touchdowns; the other came on the ground. Liberty didn’t score again until early in the fourth quarter. “I didn’t keep us in the rhythm that we needed to stay in,” Lions head coach Nate Smith said. “Yeah, we had some breakdowns, execution wise. But I didn’t let us keep the rhythm that worked so well for us on the opening drive. That’s on me.” Heritage is now looking forward to a date with Pittsburg (4-3, 1-1). Liberty faces Antioch (5-2, 0-2) on Friday. Junior varsity Heritage’s JV team also won – but didn’t experience anywhere near as big a scare as the varsity – dominating the Lions 36-7. Freshmen The success of Heritage’s JV and varsity teams rounded out a clean sweep of Liberty, as the Patriots freshmen won 14-13 on Thursday. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Pats tackle Jr. Warriors n their regular season finale, the Delta Patriots West pulled off a trio of shutouts against the Galt Jr. Warriors. The Delta Patriots Starts West team won 34-0, while the Rookies West earned 32-0 victory. The Varsity West’s 36-0 triumph was spearheaded by two touchdowns apiece from running backs Riley Condon and Stephen Carter. Running back Santiago Ramirez also contributed to the varsity victory with a TD and a fumble recovery. Galt was stifled by the West defensive line, led by the hard-hitting duo of Devan Benner and Eddie Mason.

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he Brentwood Oakley Youth Football League Jr. Midget Cheer team took first place at the recent Pop Warner Shoreline Invitational. The team comprises 12 girls: Cecily, Kaley, Tayler, Rachel, Brooke, Emily, Stephanie, Cinthia, Lela, Ilianna, Noelani and Lacey, who have been together since the beginning of August. The win gives the team a leg up on the opposition for the championship competition coming up at the end of October. The Tiny Mite and Mighty Mite cheer teams did an exceptional job at the Shoreline event as well.

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The East County Youth Football Pee Wee Lions took their undefeated record on the road to face the Bears of San Ramon – and walked off the field with a 7-0 record after thrashing the Bears 50-8. It didn’t take long to set the tone for the day. On the second play of the game, QB Abel Ordaz threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to WR Baylei Coston, and the Lions never looked back. Ordaz also threw a 31-yard TD strike to Micah Rashada and notched a one-yard touchdown run to lead the offense to its 42-point mark.

Ronnie Rivers (80-yard touchdown), Coston (40-yard touchdown), D’Ante Killian (44-yard touchdown) and Travis Baxter led a dominant rushing attack. Defensively, the Lions mauled the Bears all day long, making two interceptions (by Rivers and Ordaz), returning a fumble 58 yards for a touchdown (by Killian) and sacking the Bear QB five times, four by Coston. The most feared defense in the league, the Lions D has allowed only 20 points in seven games. – Contributed by Ingrid Gregerson

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0074923 Title Order No. 09-8217236 Investor/Insurer No. 092433145 APN No. 041-210- 044-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/01/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by BEHROOZ DANADOOST AND PARI DANADOOST, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP, dated 05/01/2005 and recorded 5/4/2005, as Instrument No. 2005-0158121-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 11/04/2011 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: 2153 EL LAGO DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $407,252.63. 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: 09/03/2009 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# 4104403 10/14/2011, 10/21/2011, 10/28/2011 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: October 14, 21, 28, 2011

BAND AND WIFE, dated 06/21/2006 and recorded 6/28/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0203760- 00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 11/04/2011 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: 264 MERGANSER DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $564,093.32. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by

said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/08/2011 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# 4094206 10/14/2011, 10/21/2011, 10/28/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 14, 21, 28, 2011

Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 2011

SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1625 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Amir Mohammad Islami-Manuchehry filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Amir Mohammad Islami-Manuchehry b. Amir IslamiManuchehry to Proposed Name: Amir Manuchehry 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: 12-01-11 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: 10/6/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 2011

Date: 11/17/11 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 b. Petition is to bring her child’s birth certificate to the hearing Date: 9/21/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0054952 Title Order No. 110045540 Investor/Insurer No. 112674187 APN No. 037-490- 044-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/21/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by WILLIAM S BAILEY AND LYNETTE A BAILEY, HUS-

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY:Akosa Obunse/ Patricia Cooper SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Akosa Obunse, Patricia Cooper FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1490 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Akosa Obunse, Patricia Cooper filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. 1)Gozie Obunse Ekumatalor 2)Zacheus Akosa Obunse Ekumatalor to Proposed Name: 1)Gozie Obunse 2)Akosa Obunse 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: 11/29/11 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: 9/27/11 Judith A. Sanders,

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Nataliya Chul SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Nataliya Chul FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1626 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Nataliya Chul filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Anastasiya Irina Chul to Proposed Name: Lubor Anastasiya Chul 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: 12-01-11 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 b. Other: Petitioner is to bring the birth certificate to the hearing. Date: 10/6/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: October 28, November 4, 11, 18, 2011. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Amir Mohammad Islami-Manuchehry SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Amir Mohammad Islami-Manuchehry FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Tiffany Hamilton SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Tiffany Hamilton FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1165 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Jocquez Pierre Wilson to Proposed Name: Joc Pierre Wilson Jr 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.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Sierra Jones SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Sierra Marie Jones FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1468 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Sierra Jones filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Adeus Angelo Peralta to Proposed Name: Amadeus Angelo Peralta 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: 11/28/11 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: 9/26/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 2011


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preventive maintenance such as regular oil changes and tune-ups, and to fix problems, such as squealing brakes, as soon as possible. “The rule of thumb is that the louder it is, the more it costs,” he said. His customers appreciate his work; some travel from several towns away for a simple oil change. “They trust us,” Watkins said, attributing his popularity to his honesty in his work. “I have phenomenal repeat business.” Brake Stop, located at 560 Valdry Court, Suite B-6 in Brentwood, is open Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays by appointment only. Call 925-634-3001 or visit www.brakestopautoservices.com. Franchise opportunities are available. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Mechanic Doug Okazaki works on the valves of a 1934 Ford Cabriolet.

From that point on, he made a hobby of buying old cars, repairing them and selling them again.

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secondary dealers. If he can’t find one, he makes it himself. “Most auto repair shops don’t want anything to do with old cars because they take too long,” Clark said. “There’s a lot of research. I spend a lot of hours chasing stuff down.”

Customers also bring in vintage cars to get newer systems installed, such as power steering, air conditioning and seat belts. One recent customer got an automatic transmission installed in his 1951 Packard because he was no longer able to reach the clutch.

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Nursing student earns scholarship College sophomore Ronimar Jessicacris “Jessica” Panugaling is all too familiar with increasing tuition fees that make her dream of becoming a nurse costly. So when she received a $1,000 scholarship from Sutter Health, Jessica was thankful for the support. “Every year I’m faced with coming up with extra money for tuition or books, so it can be pretty stressful,” said Jessica. “The Sutter Health scholarship will help me tremendously, and I’m so grateful that Sutter Health is investing in our future.” A longtime Antioch resident, Jessica is one of 11 students in the Sutter Health East Bay region to receive a Sutter scholarship. All scholarship recipients have parents or grandparents employed by Sutter Health affiliates. “My mother, Teresa-Maria, has worked in the Dietary Department for Sutter Delta Medical Center for the past nine years,” said Jessica. “Through the years, I’ve realized how critical her job is to making sure patients receive a healthy meal so they can get better and back on their feet.” Exposed to the health care industry at an early age, Jessica decided she wanted to pursue a nursing career. “I feel a calling to help people,” she said. “Over this past summer, I achieved my certified nursing assistant certificate. So I’m really excited to keep reaching my goal and grateful to Sutter Health for helping me do so.” Since its inception in 2003, the Van R. Johnson Sutter Scholars Program –

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Supreme at the sax ucas Hopkins, 21, recently won the Oakland East Bay Symphony’s 15th annual Young Artist Concerto Competition. As a part of his prize, which included a cash bonus, Hopkins will give a solo performance with the symphony on Jan. 27, 2012 at the Paramount Theater in Oakland, performing the Glazunov Saxophone Concerto. A 2008 Liberty graduate, Hopkins has been playing saxophone for 11 years. He’s currently a senior at the University of Minnesota, majoring in music and studying with world-renowned classical saxophonist Eugene Rousseau. After he finishes his bachelor’s degree, he plans to earn his master’s degree in saxophone performance. In addition to being an avid classical saxophonist, Hopkins is a member of the Brentwood-based jazz combo The Big Fat Swing Company that tours the Bay Area during the summer. For more information about Hopkins’ upcoming concert and his other musical achievements, visit his website, www.lucashopkins.webs.com.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #0006620-00 The name of the business (es): Compassion Care in Home Senior Service Located at: 1008 Sutter Creek Way In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Katheryn McCarn 1008 Sutter Creek Wy 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: Katheryn McCarn This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 10/4/11 By C. Garcia, Deputy Expires 10/4/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: October 21, 28, November 4, 11, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #0006825-00 The name of the business (es): 1. Accurate Real Estate Services, Inc. and 2. Accurate Signature Properties Located at: 14810 Highway 4, Suite B In: Discovery Bay, Ca, 94505, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Accurate Real Estate Services, Inc 14810 Highway 4, Suite B 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: Mark Skilling Chief Financial Officer This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 10/12/11 By H. Franklin, Deputy Expires 10/12/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: October 21, 28, November 4, 11, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006278- 00 The name of the business (es): MADDMoto Located at: 5115 Winchester Dr. In: Oakley, Ca, 94561, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1)Martin Ortega Jr 2)Christina Ortega 5115 Winchester Dr. Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9-19-11. Signature of registrant: Martin Ortega Jr. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/19/11 By Joseph Barton, Deputy Expires 9/19/16 Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish dates: October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006313- 00 The name of the business (es): Cris Garrett Salon Located at: 2967 Santos Ln In: Walnut Creek, Ca, 94597, Mailing: 3168 Danville Blvd., Alamo, CA 94507 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Crystal m Garrett 3168 Danville Blvd Alamo, CA 94507. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on . Signature of registrant: Crystal m Garrett This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/20/11 By C. Garcia, Deputy Expires 9/20/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006451- 00 The name of the business (es): Au Pair Helpful Hands Located at: 53 Carol Lane In: Oakley, Ca, 94561, Mailing: 53 Carol Lane, Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Melissa Maddox 53 Carol Lane #807 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 9-27-11. Signature of registrant: Melissa Maddox This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/27/11 By L. Derrick, Deputy Expires 9/27/16 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: October 7, 14, 21, 28, 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: October 19, 2011 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: ORWOOD RESORT INC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 4511 ORWOOD RD BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Type of license(s) Applied for: 47 - OnSale General Eating Place Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date(s): October 28, November 4, 11, 2011. NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections 21700-21716 of the Business & Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Penal Code and the provisions of the Civil Code. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on 11/11/11 @ 10:00 A.M. personal property including but not limited to: piano, lights, futons, office equipment, computer and stereo equipment, garden and power tools, TV’s, toys, armoire, rugs, lawn mower, grow trays, washer and dryer combo, snow board, generator, music albums, truck bed cover, pool table, speakers, exercise equipment, rebuilt engine, trophies, &/or other general household & small business items located at: ACORN II SELF STORAGE LLC, 6900 LONE TREE WAY, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 (925) 240-5000 Name 1. MICHELE BRADSHAW 2. PAMELA HOOKS-SIMMONS 3. ROBERT CORRIGAN 4. MICHELLE HAYNES 5. MARGARITE MILES 6. JENNIFER WALLIS 7. CHRIS CASTILLO 8. YOLONDA HOLMES 9. JEANETTE CLINE 10. MIA SELLERS 11. HAROLD

PRITCHETT 12. MAU LILO 13. DUSTIN DEAL 14. WILLIAM THACH 15. WENDY WHEELER 16. RICH SCHOPPMEYER 17. JONTE CASTANEDA 18. SHAWN FULLER Dates Published: 10/28/11 and 11/04/11 J. Michael’s Auctions, Bond #183-62-32 (916)776-4202 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: October 28, November 4, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006528- 00 The name of the business (es): Exclusive Cuts Located at: 4530 Balfour Rd Unit H In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): JAV Salon, LLC 300 S. First St Ste 320 San Jose, CA 95113. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liabiltiy Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Valerie Ha Managing Member This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/30/11 By Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires 9/30/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: dates: October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006529- 00 The name of the business (es): BRISMAR Located at: 1255 Treat Blvd 300 In: Walnut Creek, Ca, 94597, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1)Cristian Calderon C. 2)Sandra V. Marmol T., 2003 Villa Drive Apt #208, Pittsburg, CA 94565 . This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9/30/11. Signature of registrant: Cristian Briam Calderon Castillo This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/30/11 By Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires 9/30/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006538- 00 The name of the business (es): MADE Located at: 219 Oak St In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Mailing: 181 Monet Dr., Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Patricia M. Barreda 181 Monet Dr. 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 9/30/11. Signature of registrant: Patricia M. Barreda This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/30/11 By D. Acuff, Deputy Expires 9/30/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006577- 00 The name of the business (es): Dano’s Harbor Located at: 3844 Stone Rd In: Bethel Island, Ca, 94511. Mailing: P.O. Box 822, Gilroy, CA 95020 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): #1) David L Brannon #2) Debbie D. Brannon 3844 Stone Road, 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 9-7-11. Signature of registrant: Debbie D. Brannon This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 10/3/11 By D. Acuff, Deputy Expires 10/3/16 Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish dates: October 21, 28, November 4, 11, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006631- 00 The name of the business (es): Aquatic Pool Service & Repairs Located at: 1920 Paprika Drive In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Troy Rosano 1920 Paprika Drive 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 NA. Signature of registrant: Troy Rosano This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 10/4/11 By D. Acuff, Deputy Expires 10/4/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: October 21, 28, November 4, 11, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006461- 00 The name of the business (es): MT. Diablo Gardening, Inc. Located at: 701 Allbrook Ct. In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Mailing: P.O. Box 1467, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): MT. Diablo Gardening, Inc. 701 Allbrook Ct. Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/9/07. Signature of registrant: Cesar Vera - President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/27/11 By L. Derrick, Deputy Expires 9/27/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: October 21, 28, November 4, 11, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006576- 00 The name of the business (es): SIZZLER Located at: 2709 Hillcrest Avenue In: Antioch, CA, 94561, Mailing: 1616 Heritage Bay Ct, San Jose, CA 95138 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Prestige Foods, Inc. 1616 Heritage Bay Ct. San Jose, CA 95138. 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: GURJIT SINGH, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 10/03/11 By Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires 10/3/16 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: October 21, 28, November 4, 11, 2011.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006651- 00 The name of the business(es): Hampton Inn Located at: 7605 Brentwood Blvd. In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Mailing: 11645 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito, CA 94530 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Discovery Park, LLC 11645 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito, CA 94530. This business is conducted by: a Limited Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Vimal Patel - Manager. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 10/5/11 By H. Franklin, Deputy Expires 10/5/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: October 28, November 4, 11, 18, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006703- 00 The name of the business (es): Cazuelas Grill Located at: 2129 Hilltop Mall Rd In: Richmond, Ca, 94806, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Sandra Fernandez 753 Manor Rd El Sobrante, CA 94803. 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: Sandra Fernandez. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 10/6/11 By Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires 10/6/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006540- 00 The name of the business (es): ARM ENTERPRISES Located at: 4715 Duarte Avenue In: Oakley, Ca, 94561, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Amy R McCuan 4715 Duarte Avenue, 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 10/30/2006. Signature of registrant: Amy R McCuan This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/30/2011 By J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires 9/30/2016 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: October 21, 28, November 4, 11, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006927- 00 The name of the business (es): Eagle Inspection Services, LLC Located at: 1712 Cypress Street In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Eagle Inspection Services, LLC 1712 Cypress Street, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Richard N. Lyman Managing Member. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 10/17/11 by T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires 10/17/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: October 28, November 4, 11, 18, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006986- 00 The name of the business (es): Container delivery Services Located at: 3007 Castle Rock Loop In: Discovery Bay, CA, 94505, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Kaler Reinsmith 3007 Castle Rock 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 10/19/11. Signature of registrant: Kaler Reinsmith. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 10/19/11 By Jaime Parangan, Deputy Expires 10/19/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: October 28, November 4, 11, 18, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006906- 00 The name of the business (es): Say Cheese Photo Box Located at: 601 Glacier Way In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jason Christopher Jeremy and Joanna Jeremy 601 Glacier Way, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Jo Jeremy and Jay Jeremy. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 10/17/11 By B. Basch, Deputy Expires 10/17/16. Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: October 28, November 4, 11, 18, 2011. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Daniel Salinas SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Daniel Salinas FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1328 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Daniel Salinas filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Daniel Albert Salinas to Proposed Name: Dan Raven 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: 12/13/11 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: October 21, 2011 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 28, November 4, 11, 18, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006758- 00 The name of the business (es): Panache Boutique Located at: 7740 B1 Brentwood Blvd In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Wagma Safi 2070 Rubens Wy #201 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: Wagma Safi This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 10/10/2011 By T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires 10/10/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: October 21, 28, November 4, 11, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006759- 00 The name of the business (es): Home Consignments Plus Located at: 7720 B1 Brentwood Blvd In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Mohammed F Faiez 2070 Rubens Way, 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 10/10/11. Signature of registrant: Mohammed F Faiez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 10/10/11 By Elizabeth Gutierrez, Deputy Expires 10/10/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: October 21, 28, November 4, 11, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006327- 00. The name of the business (es): Solar Harmonic Suppliers Located at: 2627 Presidio Dr In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jamie Duran 2627 Presidio 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 NA. Signature of registrant: Jamie Duran. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/21/11 By Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires 9/21/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006783- 00 The name of the business (es): JDS Construction Company Located at: 1816 Anastasia Drive In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Joseph Salvador 1816 Anastasia drive 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: Joseph Salvador This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 10/11/11 By Lisa Woods, Deputy Expires 10/11/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: October 21, 28, November 4, 11, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006801- 00 The name of the business (es): RTs CULTURE ARTS Located at: 8251 Lone Tree Way In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Ruy A. Salinas and Terree K. Salinas 8251 Lone Tree Way, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Rudy A. Salinas. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 10/11/2011 By Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires 10/11/16. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: October 28, November 4, 11, 18, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006035- 00 The name of the business (es): Tina’s Cleaning Service Located at: 4746 Mammouth Ln In: Oakley, Ca, 94561, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Ernestina Galvan 4746 Mammouth Ln. Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Ernestina Galvan This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 9/7/11 By Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires 9/7/16 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1227757-11 APN: 076- 223-023 TRA: 01002 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx3826 REF: Tejeda, Angela IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED December 22, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On November 10, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded January 03, 2007, as Inst. No. 2007- 0001457 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Angela Tejeda An Unmarried woman, 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: 2700 Cabrillo Ct Antioch CA 94509 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: $421,118.89. 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. CalWestern Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: October 11, 2011. (R-394184 10/21/11, 10/28/11, 11/04/11) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: October 21, 28, November 4, 2011. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1323729-11 APN: 052- 500-009 TRA: 01-135 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx6666 REF: Resus, Jennifer IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED April 16, 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. On November 10, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded April 28, 2009, as Inst. No. 20090092728-00 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 B Resus and Jeremy R Resus 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: Lot 118 (the “Lot”) as shown on the Map entitled “Map of Subdivision 8850 Nelson Ranch No. 2” (“Map”) recorded on August 24, 2006, in Book 494 of Maps at Page 18, in the Official Records of Contra Costa County, State of California (the “Property”). Excepting therefrom: Fifty percent (50%) of all oil, gas, casinghead gas, asphaltum and other hydrocarbon and all chemical gas now or hereafter found, situated or located in all or any portion of the lands above described lying more than 500 feet below the surface thereof, together with the right to slant drill for and remove fifty percent (SO%) of all said oil, gas, casing head gas, asphaltum and other hydrocarbons and chemical gas lying below a depth of more than 500 feet below the surface thereof, including the right to grant leases for all or any of said purposes, but without any right whatsoever to enter upon the surface of said lands or upon any portion thereof, within 500 feet vertical distance below the surface thereof, as reserved in the Deed from Bernard M. Duncan and Helen L. Duncan, his wife, and William R. Sickenberger and Barbara L. Sickenberger, his wife, recorded July 28, 1965, in Book 4919, Page 260, Official Records. Note: The description shown above reflects the current record description of the subject property, said description is not reflected on the subject Deed of Trust which contains an erroneous description. The above description should be used on all future documents. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4630 Imperial St Antioch CA 94531 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: $444,439.33. 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: October 21, 2011. (R-393611 10/21/11, 10/28/11, 11/04/11) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: October 21, 28, November 4, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1199078-11 APN: 056- 140-045 TRA: 01130 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx0876 REF: West, Frank IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED August 11, 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 November 10, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded August 18, 2006, as Inst. No. 2006-0263006-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Frank West 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: 5004 Longbranch Way Antioch CA 94531 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: $463,234.81. 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: October 11, 2011. (R-394248 10/21/11, 10/28/11, 11/04/11) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: October 21, 28, November 4, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 750726CA Loan No. 3061421768 Title Order No. 110325654CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 02-06-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 11-14-2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 02-222006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 2006- 0054961-00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: GILBERT MARTINEZ CASTILLO JR, AND SANDRA MARIE CASTILLO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without

covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 84 OF SUBDIVISION MAP NO. 5500, ORCHARD PARK UNIT 3, IN THE CITY OF OAKLEY, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS SHOWN ON MAP FILED IN BOOK 247, PAGE 28 TO 38 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $394,976.69 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1436 WILDCAT COURT OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 035-424-008-7 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 10-19-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee RIKKI JACOBS, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap. com (714) 573- 1965 or www.priorityposting.com ASAP# 4110325 10/21/2011, 10/28/2011, 11/04/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 21, 28, November 4, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Nora Hirose/Michael Lee SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Nora Hirose and Michael Lee FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1534 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Nora Hirose and Michael Lee filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. 1)Bryce Kyoshi Hirose-Lee 2)Sierra Mayeko Hirose-Lee 3)Marcus Takashi Hirose-Lee to Proposed Name: 1)Bryce Kyoshi Hirose Lee 2)Sierra Mayeko Hirose Lee 3)Marcus Takashi Hirose Lee 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: 11/7/11 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 b. Bryce & Sierra are to be present at the hearing Date: 9/30/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Veronica Jean Hall-Mason SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Veronica Jean Hall-Mason FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1398 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Veronica Jean Hall-Mason filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. 1) Veronica Jean Hall-Mason (aka) Veronica Jean HallMason 2)Tre’Von Jamoni Hall-Mason (aka) TreVon Jamoni Hall-Mason 3)Tre’Shon Samuel Hall-Mason 4)Kenneth Darrell Hall-Mason to Proposed Name: 1) Veronica Jean Mason 2)Tre’Von Jamoni Mason 3)Tre’Shon Samuel Mason 4)Kenneth Darrell Mason 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: 11-8-11 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 b. Father must be personally served. Tre’Von must attend hearing. Date: 9/9/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-11-455913-TC Order #: 110333275-CA-BFI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/1/2008. 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): VALERIE A RUSSELL, JOHN R RUSSELL, WIFE & HUSBAND Recorded: 2/7/2008 as Instrument No. 2008-0025997-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 11/17/2011 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: $295,592.03 The purported property address is: 507 LANDIS AVE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No. 035-117003 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 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: 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 inten ded 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 #0012387 10/14/2011 10/21/2011 10/28/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: October 14, 21, 28, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1331788-02 APN: 067- 132-012-5 TRA: 01-135 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx1302 REF: Lanham, Sara IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED February 12, 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On November 17, 2011, at 9:00am, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded February 19, 1999, as Inst. No. 99-0047122- 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 Sara Lanham, A Married Woman, 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 sav-

ings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank Hilton concord hotel, 1970 diamond boulevard Golden Gate Ballroom Concord, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1220 F. Street Antioch CA 94509 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: $82,661.08. 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: October 21, 2011. (R-393662 10/21/11, 10/28/11, 11/04/11) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: October 21, 28, November 4, 2011. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-451813-AL Order #: 869195 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/20/2006. 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): TORREY NASH, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded: 12/28/2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0413275-00 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 11/18/2011 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: $437,176.10 The purported property address is: 1240 VERDE COURT BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessor’s Parcel No. 012-291010 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: (877) 908- 4357 Ext. 3704 _______________ ____________- _________________ _______ Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO

THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0012831 10/28/2011 11/4/2011 11/11/2011 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish dates: October 28, November 4, 11, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1332731-02 APN: 068- 213-014-1 TRA: 01-135 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx8816 REF: Cooper, Roy IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED August 19, 2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On November 03, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded September 03, 2004, as Inst. No. 2004-0341933-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Roy Cooper, 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: 424 Christina Court Antioch CA 94509 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. 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: $355,957.16. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: October 10, 2011. (R-392312 10/14/11, 10/21/11, 10/28/11) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: October 14, 21, 28, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-457374-LL Order #: 896214 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/22/2007. 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): PAUL T LAPP AND STEPHANIE L LAPP Recorded: 3/29/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0091182-00 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 11/18/2011 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: $428,261.28 The purported property address is: 582 ASH ST BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessor’s Parcel No. 013-320- 060 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is

shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-5731965 or Login to: www.priorityposting. com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 ______________________ _____- ________________________ Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0013002 10/28/2011 11/4/2011 11/11/2011 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish dates: October 28, November 4, 11, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10-366338-AL Order # 100351527-CA-GTO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/1/2007. 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): NORBERTA ARRIAGA, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 10/4/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0277838-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 11/14/2011 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: $329,843.53 The purported property address is: 1911 CHESTNUT AVE ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No. 068-015-012-5 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 JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. 7301 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville FL 32256. 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 apply to this notice of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 5731965 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 INFO RMATION 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 #0014032 10/21/2011 10/28/2011 11/4/2011 Antioch Press No 06-1617 Publish Dates October 21, 28, November 4, 2011 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Elena Ermilova SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Elena Ermilova FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1587- TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Elena Ermilova filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Paulina Angela Pyz to Proposed Name: Paulina Ermilova 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: 12/15/11 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 b. Petitioner is to bring the minor’s birth certificate to the hearing. Notice to biological father is waived by order of the court. Date: 10/20/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 28, November 4, 11, 18, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-417414-TC Order #: 4978555 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/2/2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE 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): RIGOBERTO BARAJAS AND CLEOTILDE BARAJAS, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 6/10/2003 as Instrument No. 2003-0271305-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 11/17/2011 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: $220,814.11 The purported property address is: 4504 SILVERCREST WAY ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessor’s Parcel No. 053-263-024-1 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, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2891 or Login to: www.auction.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 ________ ___________________- ___________ _____________ Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders

right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0012639 10/21/2011 10/28/2011 11/4/2011 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: October 21, 28, November 4, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-451364-AB Order #: 5566957 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/14/2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE 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): LAAVANYA C. RAJU, A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded: 10/23/2003 as Instrument No. 2003-0526625- 00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 11/17/2011 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: $279,425.04 The purported property address is: 4751 LA VISTA DR OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No. 041-250- 024-1 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, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2891 or Login to: www.auction.com Reinstatement Line: 866-450- 3172 Ext. 3704 ________ ___________________- ___________ _____________ Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0012581 10/21/2011 10/28/2011 11/4/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: October 21, 28, November 4, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0061295 Title Order No. 110049428 Investor/Insurer No. 092170641 APN No. 035-332- 034-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/15/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by WILLIAM P PANTEL AND LORI J M PANTEL, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 04/15/2005 and recorded 4/25/2005, as Instrument No. 2005-0143761- 00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 11/18/2011 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: 4864 CLARET COURT, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $374,309.45. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/23/2011 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# 4101619 10/28/2011, 11/04/2011, 11/11/2011 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: October 28, November 4, 11, 2011. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: WILLIAM PAUL FEIGEL aka WILLIAM FEIGEL CASE NUMBER P11-01230 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: WILLIAM PAUL FEIGEL aka WILLIAM FEIGEL A Petition for Probate has been filed by: SHARON BERRY in the Superior Court of California, County of: CONTRA COSTA The Petition for Probate requests that: SHARON BERRY be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. 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: 11/10/11 Time: 9:00 AM Dept: 14 Room: . Address of court: 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553 If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: Sharon Berry 1760 Surfside Place, Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Telephone: (209)607-6727 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 21, 28, November 4, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0007012- 00 The name of the business (es): 2K Motorsports Located at: 1669 Willowlake RD In: Discoverybay, Ca, 94505, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Kevin Scott Kirkpatrick 1669 Willowlake RD Discoverybay, 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 NA. Signature of registrant: Kevin Kirkpatrick. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 10/20/11 By Jaime Parangan, Deputy Expires 10/20/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: October 28, November 4, 11,18, 2011.


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-420601-TC Order # 110040075-CA-BFI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/17/2007. 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): CAMILLUS J. GRIFFIN , AN UNMARRIED MAN AND ROBERT JENKINS , AN UNMARRIED MAN, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 1/29/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0026575- 00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 11/14/2011 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $589,541.46 The purported property address is: 40 SORREL CT OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No. 034-480- 031-3 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 Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. 3815 S.W. Temple Salt Lake City UT 84115-4412. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www.lpsasap.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. ASAP# 4112171 10/21/2011, 10/28/2011, 11/04/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-00477 Publish Dates: October 21, 28, November 4, 2011. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 11018255 Loan No. 0147184048 Title Order No. 110248520CABFI APN 004232011 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED September 15, 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On November 17, 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 COMPANY, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on September 22, 2005, as Instrument No. 2005036107600 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CA, executed by: JAKE M. CHRISP, A SINGLE

MAN, 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: 825 DISCOVERY BAY BOULEVARD, 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 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 $475,478.90 (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: 10/21/2011 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY, TRUSTEE 11000 Olson Drive Ste 101 Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 916-636-0114 Rozalyn Tudor Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www. lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714.730.2727 ASAP# 4115947 10/28/2011, 11/04/2011, 11/11/2011 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates October 28, November 4, 11, 2011. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 452300CA Loan No. 1024568194 Title Order No. 889431 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09-01-2006. 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 11-04-2011 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 09-082006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 2006- 0284563-00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: YOLANDA B. SABRAL, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. (MERS) SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, COMUNITY LENDING INCORPORATED, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS., as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 91, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 8680, FILED ON FEBRUARY 23, 2005, IN BOOK 476 OF MAPS, AT PAGES 1 THROUGH 20 INCLUSIVE, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $452,706.40 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 15 BRAMANTE COURT OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 037-510- 007 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to

avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 10-11-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee REGINA CANTRELL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2- 4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800- 892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com ASAP# 4104409 10/14/2011, 10/21/2011, 10/28/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: October 14, 21, 28, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No CA1100033412 Loan No 7436670640 Insurer No. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 08/21/2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE 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: *- BRENDA THOMPSON* AND *- TONY THOMPSON* HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded 09/09/2003 as Instrument No. 2003-0447765-00 in Book XX , page XX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 11/08/2011 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: 2347 EL MONTE DRIVE OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN#: 041210028 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $269,863.24, 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. Executive Trustee Services, LLC dba ETS Services, LLC Date: 10/06/2011 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, CA 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 4095993 10/14/2011, 10/21/2011, 10/28/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 14, 21, 28, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-424753-TC Order #: 5100680 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/18/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): COLIN DAVIDSON AND KIMBERLEE DAVIDSON, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 8/26/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0323895-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 11/17/2011 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: $356,644.61 The purported property address is: 1437 WILDCAT WAY OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No. 035- 425-004-5 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first

publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2891 or Login to: www.auction.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 ________ ___________________- ___________ _____________ Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0012645 10/21/2011 10/28/2011 11/4/2011 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: October 21, 28, November 4, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No CA1100033827 Loan No 0359328281 Insurer No. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 05/30/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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: *- GEORGE D. PEREZ* AND *- TARA E. ALEXANDERPEREZ*, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded 06/13/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0185144-00 in Book XX , page XX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 11/15/2011 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: 5024 MONTEVINO WAY OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN#: 037470040 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $577,411.45, 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: 10/17/2011 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# 4103641 10/21/2011, 10/28/2011, 11/04/2011 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: October 21, 28, November 4, 2011. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-451808-CL Order #: 110302419-CA-LPI 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): JESSICA WHEELER AND RICHARD WHEELER , WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 1/25/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0024000- 00 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA

COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 11/21/2011 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $352,042.84 The purported property address is: 983 WALNUT DR OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No. 035- 353-004-1 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, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.lpsasap. com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 4105463 10/28/2011, 11/04/2011, 11/11/2011 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: October 28, November 4, 11, 2011. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Iker Arturo Ruiz Zamora SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Iker Arturo Ruiz Zamora FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1594 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Iker Arturo Ruiz Zamora filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Iker Arturo Ruiz Zamora AKA Iker Arturo Garcia to Proposed Name: Iker Arturo Garcia Zamora 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: 12-8-11 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: 10/13/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 21, 28, November 4, 11, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0043190 Title Order No. 110034381 Investor/Insurer No. 872253747 APN No. 032-202- 003-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/19/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by CHRISTOPHER MCGUIRE AND GINA N. BADURA-MCGUIRE, dated 11/19/2007 and recorded 11/29/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0325963- 00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 11/18/2011 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: 5057 SANDMOUND BOULEVARD, 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 $324,260.83. 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: 08/24/2011 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# 4116793 10/28/2011, 11/04/2011, 11/11/2011. Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: October 28, November 4, 11, 2011. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1292724-10 APN: 098- 491-070-3 TRA: 79-003 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx6157 REF: Moore, Harry IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED October 01, 2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On November 10, 2011, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded October 13, 2003, as Inst. No. 2003- 0509222-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Harry M. Moore and Misako Moore 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: 538 Azores Cir Bay Point CA 94565 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: $220,802.37. 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: October 11, 2011. (R-394112 10/21/11, 10/28/11, 11/04/11) Oakley Press No 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 21, 28, November 4, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0131083 Title Order No. 10-8471596 Investor/Insurer No. 080021251 APN No. 041-130- 023-9 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/27/2004. 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 LORENA M. KING, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 12/27/2004 and recorded 1/3/2005, as Instrument No. 2005-0000113- 00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 11/14/2011 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: 4162 BLOSSOM COURT, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $414,878.61. 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: 01/13/2011 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# 4109421 10/21/2011, 10/28/2011, 11/04/2011 Oakley Press No 03-0477 Publish Dates: October 21, 28 November 4, 2011 NOTICE OF LIEN SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections 21700 21716 of the Business & Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Penal Code and provisions of the Civil Code. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on November 11, 2011 at 12:00 P.M. Personal property including but not limited to furniture, clothing, appliances, construction power tools, carpet, computer & stereo equipment, sink, crutches, work out equipment, model-T and old vehicle parts, tires and engines (circa 1905- 1925), A frame lift, and or other general household and small business items located at: ACORN SELF STORAGE LLC, 5205 RAILROAD AVE., PITTSBURG, CA 94565 (925) 432-3200 Name: 1. Britney Dyer 2. Shawn Simmons 3. Timothy D. Coleman 4. Nasser Shabazz 5. Lloyd Butler 6. Deena Verduzco 7. John Hand 8. Eric Lafrades 9. Gerado Esquivel 10. Mara Cardona 11. Tamara Stephenson Dates Published:10/28/11 and 11/04/11 J. Michael’s Auctions, Bond # 183-62-32 (916) 776-4202 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: October 28, November 4, 2011. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Marwand Shinzari SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Marwand Shinzari FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1413 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Marwand Shinzari filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. 1)Marwand Shinzari (aka: Marwand Sediga) 2)Geety Osman 3)Nageena Sitara Shinzari 4)Arzo Amena Shinzari to Proposed Name: 1)Jacob Murwan Shinwari 2)Geety Osman Shinwari 3)Nageena Sitara Shinwari 4)Arzo Ameena Shinwari 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: 11/4/11 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: 9/6/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006642- 00 The name of the business (es): CRYSTAL’S MOBILE CAR DETAIL Located at: 1275 Laurel Rd In: Oakley, CA, 94561, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Crystal Meza 1275 Laurel 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: Crystal Meza This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 10/5/11 By Courtney Dias, Deputy Expires 10/5/16 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: October 28, November 4, 11, 18, 2011.


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CALENDAR Events Friday, Oct. 28 Craft Boutique Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 500 Fairview Ave. in Brentwood, holds a Crafty Quilters Boutique from noon-6 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Homemade, knitted and crocheted items, jewelry and baked goods will be for sale. For more information, call 925-2401706.

Tennis Challenge Freedom High School, 1050 Neroly Road in Oakley, hosts a tennis challenge sports clinic from 4 p.m.-1 a.m. A Junior Clinic, open to K-8 students, runs from 4-5:30 p.m., followed by hour-long challenge games against Freedom High girls tennis players. For more information, call 925-625-5900, ext. 3044.

Saturday, Oct. 29 Discovery Bay Blood Drive The American Red Cross holds a blood drive from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Delta Community Presbyterian Church, 1900 Willow Lake Road in Discovery Bay. To schedule an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: DiscoBay).

Food Drive The Byron Delta Lions Club hosts Drive By – Drop Off, a food drive to support the Brentwood food bank, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Discovery Bay Elementary School, 1700 Willow Lake Road. For more information, call 925-5130349.

Veterinary Open House Cypress Veterinary Hospital, 2037 Main St. in Oakley, holds an open house from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The event includes hospital tours, free hot dogs, a raffle, information and retail booths, and a pet costume contest. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.cypressvethospital.net.

Angel Ears The Homeless Animal Lifeline Organization’s Angel Ears program invites kids in grades one through seven to gain confidence in their reading skills by reading to a specially trained dog. The event runs from 12:30-1:45 p.m. at the Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St. For more information, call 925-757-9224.

Sunday, Oct. 30 Occupy Oakley Government watchdogs hold a Oakley Makes Wall Street Pay event at noon. Protesters will gather at the corner of Main Street and Norcross Road. For more information, call 925-706-8501.

Monday, Oct. 31 Quit Smoking Sutter Delta Medical Center presents a free Quit Smoking Today seminar led by Oncology Resource Nurse Suzanne Much from 6-8 p.m. Get the information and support you need to succeed. To sign up or for more information, call 925-779-3613.

Tuesday, Nov. 1 Toddler Time Brentwood Library, 104 Oak St., hosts Toddler Time for children 2½-3½ at 11:30 a.m. During the free, 30-minute event, toddlers and caregivers will enjoy lively books and fingerplays. For more information, call 925-516-5290.

Open House Boy Scout Troop 450 holds an open house from 7-8 p.m. at Black Diamond Middle School, 4730 Sterling Hill Drive in Antioch. Guests will enjoy fun, games and refreshments while learning

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about scouting. Boy Scouts is open to boys in grades 5-8. For more information, visit www. troop450.mytroop.us/front_page.

Wednesday, Nov. 2 Baby Lapsit Storytime A 15-minute program featuring bounces, songs and baby-friendly books for little ones up to 18 months is held at 11:15 a.m. in the Oakley Library, 1050 Neroly Road. For more information, call 925-625-2400.

Once Upon a Wednesday T-Rex Thunderlizard’s Wild West Revue comes to the Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St., at 3 p.m. The 45-minute puppet show is ideal for children 4-8. For more information, call 925-757-9224.

Freedom High PTSA Freedom High School hosts an informational meeting about setting up a Parent Teacher Student Association. The meeting is held at 7 p.m. in the school library, 1050 Neroly Road in Oakley. All interested community members are invited to attend. For more information, call 925-625-5900.

Thursday, Nov. 3 GFWC Woman’s Club GFWC Woman’s Club of Antioch holds its luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. at 509 G St. This month’s meeting features crafts, merchandise and massage. Special guest Julie HaasWajdowicz speaks about National Recycle Day. For more information, call 925-565-9120.

Girls Night Out Networking Girls Night Out Networking gathers at 5:30 p.m. at Hannah Nicole Winery, 6700 Balfour Road in Brentwood, for its “Fall”iday get together, featuring food, drink and networking with other fun women. RSVPs should be e-mailed by Oct. 31 to gnoners@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.gnontrivalley. com or call 925-487-4748.

Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed meets from 7-9 p.m. at the Liberty Union High School District offices, 20 Oak St. in Brentwood. This month’s topic is the Delta Conservancy, which supports efforts that advance environmental protection and the economic well being of Delta residents. For more information, call 925325-2908 or visit www.fomcw.org.

Brentwood Coin Club Brentwood Coin Club meets at 7 p.m. in Raley’s on Sand Creek Road in Brentwood. For information, call 925-516-2574.

Corvette Club The Discovery Bay Corvette Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in the Discovery Bay Yacht Club, 5871 Marina Road. For more information, call 925634-0503 or e-mail yelatoy@sbcglobal.net.

Sign-ups Volleyball Club Uncommon Synergy Volleyball Club hosts tryouts for the 2012 season on Nov. 7 at the Antioch Community Gym, 4703 Lone Tree Way. Players 12-14 try out at 5 p.m.; players 16-18 at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.usvbclub. com.

Oakley Library Book Club The Oakley Library Book Club’s November selection is “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” by Stieg Larsson. The club meets on Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. at 1050 Neroly Road to discuss the mystery novel of the month. For more information, call 925-625-2400.

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Auditions Stage Right Conservatory Theatre holds auditions for “It’s a Wonderful Life” on Nov. 1 and 2 at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center, 213 F St. in Antioch. Auditions are open to actors 8-18. To receive an audition time, register online at www.srctgrp.org. For more information, call 925-216-4613.

On the Horizon Holiday Boutique Summerset II Social Club holds its Holiday Boutique on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 193 Summerset Drive. Stop by to shop and enjoy lunch.

Volleyball Sign-ups

Crab Feed

Registration is open for the iPlay Volleyball League 2012 seasons. The fee is $150. For more information, visit www.iplayvbleague.com.

Flor do Oakley, 520 Second St., hosts a crab feed fundraiser on Nov. 19 at 5:30 p.m. The event includes cocktails, dinner and dancing. Tickets are $40. For more information, call 925-6282613.

Mystery Readers Book Club The Antioch Library Mystery Readers Book Club meets Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. at 501 W. 18th St. In November, the club discusses “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson. Newcomers are welcome. For more information, call 925757-9224.

Youth Basketball The California Youth Basketball League is registering players for the winter 2012 season. Boys and girls 4-18 are welcome. Games begin Jan. 7. For more information, call 916-391-3900 or visit www.cybhoops.com.

Flag Football The Diablo Youth Flag Football League is taking registration for the fall season. Boys and girls are welcome to register 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.

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

Hula Classes

Ongoing Events Brentwood Concert Band The Brentwood Concert Band rehearses every Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the Liberty High School Band Room, 850 Second St. The band welcomes any and all musical abilities and instruments. For more information, e-mail stuart.susan@gmail.com.

Brentwood Farmers’ Market The Brentwood Farmers’ Market runs Saturdays through Nov. 19 from 8 a.m.-noon on First Street between Oak and Chestnut streets. For more information, visit www.pcfma.com.

Dog and Cat Adoptions Homeless Animals’ Lifeline Organization (HALO) holds dog and cat adoptions on Saturdays and Sundays from noon-3 p.m. – Saturdays at Petsmart in Slatten Ranch for dogs; Saturdays at Pet Food Express for cats; and Sundays at Petsmart in Pittsburg for dogs and cats. For more information, visit www.eccchalo.org.

ECCHS Museum

The Brentwood-based dance group Halau Ka Waikahe Lani Malie is looking for students 8 and older to join its hula classes and 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.

East Contra Costa Historical Society Museum, 3890 Sellers Ave., is open to the public every Saturday and third Sunday of the month through October from 2-4 p.m. Admission is free, and donations are appreciated. For more information, call 925- 625-3553 or 925-6340917.

Hoops Unlimited

Mobile Health Clinic

Oakley’s only nonprofit boys’ basketball team, for kids 11-12, has openings for serious players. Practice is held Fridays from 7-8:30 p.m. in the O’Hara Park School gymnasium. For more information, call 925-813-1258 or e-mail hoops_ unlimited@yahoo.com.

Mobile Health Clinic, providing free health services to residents without insurance or those who can’t pay for medical care, is held the first four Saturdays of the month, except holidays, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Village Community Resource Center, 633 Village Drive in Brentwood. For information, call 925-3637588.

GED Prep Classes Liberty Adult Education, 929 Second St. in Brentwood, offers General Education Development test preparation Mondays through Fridays from 8:30-11 a.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8:30 p.m. For more information, call 925-634-2565.

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. For more information, visit www.mowsos. org or call 925-937-8311.

Bread of Life Bread of Life Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen offers groceries and free hot meals every Saturday, excluding holidays. Groceries are distributed after meal times. No requirements need to be met. For more details, call 925-778-1639.

Bike Rides Delta Pedalers Bicycle Club meets Sundays at 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. at the Starbucks on Balfour Road and Fairview. For more information, visit www. deltaped.org.

Hospice Volunteers Needed

Antioch Farmers’ Market

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

The Antioch Farmers’ Market, located at Somersville Towne Center, is open Sundays through Oct. 30 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, visit www.pcfma.com.

Meals on Wheels Meals on Wheels needs volunteer drivers to deliver once a week for two hours and make a tremendous difference in the lives of seniors in need. For more information, call 925-778-4379.

Brentwood Rotary Come join the oldest and largest service club in the world. Brentwood Rotary meets Mondays at noon at Nines Restaurant, 100 Summerset Drive. For more information, visit www. brentwoodcarotary.org.


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