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Library project on track

Grabbing the Lion’s share

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Ringing In The Season

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iberty High School football players celebrate after a 37-35 win over rival Freedom High School in the Bell Game Nov. 3. Liberty’s potent offensive mixed with a bend-but-don’t-break defense helped Liberty take the bell back to Brentwood at game’s end. To read the story, see Page 17. To view more photos of the event, visit www.thepress.net/multimedia/sideshows.

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Voters to decide future of fire board by Kyle Szymanski Staff Writer

The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Board finalized a plan this week to ask voters in early 2018 to approve reducing the number of board members from nine to five, using an at-large representation method that allows board members to reside anywhere in the district. The question is expected to be posed during an all-mail ballot election in March, at an estimated cost of $225,000 – although the costs could be shared with at least one another community-services district and a city that plans to hold elections

“ I think anyone who cares enough to run for this board cares for every single person in this district.

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on the same day. A second election, using the at-large format, will be held November 2018 to select either five or nine board members, depending on the voters’ decision about the measure. The board’s future was kick-started with the November 2016 passage of Measure N, approving the transition from an

appointed nine-member board to an at-large elected board. Board members are currently assigned: four selected by the Brentwood City Council; three by the Oakley City Council; and two by the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors. The board’s 6-2 decision this week to switch to an at-large representation model ends a

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Special education students team up with high school athletes for a day of soccer, fun. Page 5

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From leveled dirt to support beams and a roof, the new Brentwood Library is looking more like a building each day, and officials say its projected completion date is still on course. In August 2016, the city council voted to approve a design to take the little library that once housed modest rows of books and computers on Oak Street and transform it into a 20,000-square-foot building. The design included a second story, an outdoor courtyard, study rooms, a community room and a cafe. At the time, it was slated to open July 2018. Along the way, the council found it necessary to increase the budget by $1.3 million for a total of $13.5 mil-

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fierce board debate on whether the district should be broken into wards. Board members Susan Morgan and Dr. Cheryl Morgan voted in favor of wards, which would have divided the district into five geographic sectors with one representative coming from each area. Board member Joe Young, who vehemently favored the atlarge format, said voters already expressed preference for the atlarge format during the Measure N election last year. He also pointed out that the only fire district in the county using the ward see Fire page 26

A Pirate’s Life

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Gray’s Harbor Historical Seaport is looking for volunteers to sail the high seas.

Brentwood’s 35th annual holiday parade, downtown events kick off the season. Page 10

Liberty Takes Bell Game

Liberty Lions win the annual Bell Game against rivals Freedom High School. Page 17 Calendar................................27 Classifieds.............................23 Entertainment.....................11 Food........................................10 Health & Beauty..................12 Holiday Happenings............8 Milestones............................13 Breaking News.....................16 Pets.........................................21 Sports.....................................17

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Police awarded grants to improve public safety The Brentwood Police Department has been awarded a $75,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a yearlong program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic-related deaths and injuries. The Brentwood Police Department will use the funding as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep roadways safe and improve the quality of life through both enforcement and education. After falling to a 10-year low in 2010, the number of persons killed on roadways climbed nearly 17 percent across the state with 3,429 fatalities in 2015. Particularly alarming is the rise in pedestrian and bicycle fatalities that now comprise nearly 25 percent of all traffic deaths along with the growing dangers of distracting technologies and the emergence of drug-impaired driving. This grant funding will provide opportunities to combat these and other devastating problems such as speeding and crashes at intersections. “Unsafe behaviors account for 94 percent of traffic crashes,” said Rhonda Craft, OTS director. “This grant emphasizes the two most effective ways to change behaviors – education and enforcement. The Brentwood Police

Department, with assistance from the Office of Traffic Safety, will use these tools to help keep Brentwood streets safe.” Activities the grant will fund include: • Educational presentations • DUI checkpoints • DUI saturation patrols • Bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement • Motorcycle safety enforcement • Distracted-driving enforcement • Seat-belt and child safety-seat enforcement • Speed, red-light and stop-sign enforcement While alcohol remains the worst offender for DUI crashes, the Brentwood Police Department supports the new effort from OTS that aims to drive awareness that ‘DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.’ Prescription medications and marijuana can also be impairing alone or in combination with alcohol and can result in a DUI arrest. Funding for this program is from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For more information, contact Sgt. Mark Louwerens 925-808-7744 or louwerens@brentwoodca.gov.

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Christmas drive gets underway Brentwood Regional Community Chest’s (BRCC) Holiday Food and Toy Basket will take place Dec. 16 this year, and recipients must preregister and provide a valid identification and proof of residency. Members of BRCC come together every year to support local families with an annual food and toy drive. People who need a little extra support can fill out an application and participate in the event, which serves residents from Brentwood, Byron, Discovery Bay, Knightsen and Bethel Island. Girl Scouts, churches, schools and families all come together to make this happen, and every hand is needed. The toy sorting requires anywhere from 75 to 100 people working for hours to get the donations in order for families in need. Remaining registration dates at the Brentwood Senior Center are as follows: Friday, Nov. 17, 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 30, 2 to 3 p.m. For more information, call 925-813-1320.

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Knightsen residents outraged over tax increase by Kyle Szymanski Staff Writer

As Knightsen property tax bills rolled in during the month of October, many residents’ mouths dropped open. The Knightsen Town Community Services District (KTCSD) recently increased its annual fees for developed parcels by $150, to $200 a year, and also upped fees on undeveloped properties by $108, to $133. The board legally approved the hikes in a 3-1 vote during its June meeting, in large part to pay for a variety of small flood-control projects. But several residents are outraged by the hike and the fact that the board did little to notify them of proposed increases before the vote. “They should have sent a letter to every parcel owner saying, ‘This is what we are doing, this is why we want to raise it; please come to a meeting,’” said Trish BelloKunkel, who noted the meeting agenda was posted only on the garden club building’s window, and that the agenda item about the increase was ambiguous. Steve Ohmstede, chair of the agency charged with constructing, operating, maintaining and servicing flood control and water quality improvements, admitted the district could have done a better publicoutreach campaign. But he noted that residents have paid little attention to the district since its inception in 2005. “Nobody has said anything for 12

years,” he said. The hikes are slated to increase the district’s annual revenue by $83,800, to $110,800, with a chunk of the funds used on a variety of small projects to improve persistent flooding concerns, funneling storm-water runoff to the 646-acre former Nunn property on Byron Highway between Delta and Eagle Lane – the site of a future East Bay Regional Park District wetland restoration and flood protection project Residents have expressed a variety of concerns about the board’s decision, including the steep increase in fees, whether flood control is even needed, concerns that the taxes will continue to rise, and whether there are bigger issues in town, such as inadequate fire service. At least two residents, Jan Brown and Al Bello, indicated that board members had previously said the assessment wouldn’t rise. Local resident Ken Smith said studies have already been done to explore how to fix the flooding issues permanently, and the results proved the work would be costprohibitive. “Back in 1988, the Army Core of Engineers came and did a study – a survey – out here. In order to solve the flooding 100 percent, it would cost $21 million dollars,” Smith said. “Keep in mind that was in 1988 dollars. What it would be today, I have no idea.” Ohmstede indicated that the assessment should have probably been raised gradually over time, but past boards de-

cided against increases. He said the fixes are needed to address persistent flooding concerns, which came to fruition last year and in 1997, when the town was under 2 feet of water. He estimates much of the town’s infrastructure that needs repair could be 100 years old. The district plans to seek grants for as many projects as possible, but even that strategy requires the organization find matching funds. The assessment increase and ensuing projects are the district’s first major moves since its inception 12 years ago. The district’s formation, approved by 73 percent of Knightsen voters in 2005, was brought forward largely to create boundaries that prevent the nearby cities of Brentwood and Oakley from annexing Knightsen land. The agency is authorized only to provide and spend money on flood control and water quality (drainage services) and has spent the last 10 years or so seeking a suitor for its storm-water runoff project. During that time, the district had an agreement with Ron Nunn to dump water on his former 646-acres, now owned by the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD). Under that agreement, Nunn pumped water off the land into the nearby river, free of charge to the district, as a way of giving back to the town of Knightsen, Ohmstede said. “For the first 10 years, we knew we had to do a (flood-control) project, but we had

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Roadwork on Vasco Contra Costa County Public Works Department will perform roadwork on Vasco Road from the Alameda County line north to Camino Diablo, Nov. 13 to 16. The work to replace roadway delineators will occur between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The purpose of the delineators and rumble strips is to increase driver awareness and safety when traveling through this commuter corridor. The work may be rescheduled based on weather conditions. Electronic message boards will alert drivers of the scheduled work. There will be traffic control through the work area and drivers can expect delays.

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Special Olympics comes to East County On Oct. 26, student athletes hit the football field at Liberty High School for the annual Special Olympics Schools Partnership Program Soccer Events. The student athletes’ ages ranged from kindergarten to students in transitional programs, and over 400 attended the one-day event. Throughout the day, participants took part in soccer skills drills and tournament play. The event was filled with plenty of determination, encouragement and celebration in achievement. “We would like to thank Liberty High School’s teacher, Summer Rodriguez, who always does a fabulous job of helping to organize her leadership students, who serve as event volunteers,” said Sherri Roberti, Contra Costa County Office of Education’s (CCCOE) Special Olympics Schools Partnership Program coordinator and special education teacher. “Summer and her students worked tirelessly throughout the entire day. She and Liberty High School graciously host two events per year, (soccer and track) and do a wonderful job with both!” Special-education classes throughout East County participated in the event, including Los Medanos College; Krey and Turner elementary schools; Hillview, Martin Luther King, Edna Hill, O’Hara Park, Park and Rancho Medanos middle schools; Antioch, Deer Valley, Freedom, Heritage, Liberty and

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Sending Christmas joy in a shoebox by Lauren Huffmaster Correspondent

Golden Hills Community Church (GHCC) is partnering with Operation Christmas Child for the second year in a row. From Nov. 13 to 20, GHCC will serve as a collection location for shoeboxes filled with presents. The project invites community members to prepare a gift that fits in a shoebox. These gifts are then gathered at local drop-off locations and delivered to children in impoverished countries. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has led a movement providing gifts to children. This year, the project aspires to reach 12 million children. “Giving such simple gifts like those found in shoeboxes means the world to children with great need, and it’s something we can all do,” said Randy Riddle, Operation Christmas Child senior domestic director. GHCC expects to receive 20,000 shoeboxes from families in Contra Costa. Once the packages arrive at GHCC, each box is placed in a crate and shipped to Southern California for final processing. Within months, the boxes are distributed

all over the world. “This may be the only gift these children ever get in their life,” said Julie Andereggen, the Children’s Ministry Secretary at GHCC. “These gifts provide hygiene items and school supplies in places where entire classrooms currently share a single pencil.” GHCC has participated in Operation Christmas Child for more than 20 years. To ensure the success of the local project, the community is invited to volunteer processing boxes as they arrive at GHCC. A shoebox one should include a “wow” item – a small toy that will excite a child. It should also include personalhygiene items, school supplies and candy. There are no restrictions as to what can be placed in a box as long as there is nothing war related. Each giver is able to designate the age and gender of the recipient. Also, a tracking label can be attached that will allow the giver is able to see the country to which the gift was delivered. In early 2018, Operation Christmas Child will post videos of each of the communities of children receiving gifts. “I like giving shoeboxes, because people who don’t usually get presents are getting them now,” said 6-year-old Bailey Fuller. “I send lots of toys.”

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Winter Wonderland Hope Gala

Shadow Lakes Golf & Event Center will host a Winter Wonderland Hope Gala at 401 W. Country Club Drive, in Brentwood, at 7 p.m. Dress to impress for this evening of dinner, dancing and raising funds for Relay for Life. Tickets are $50 each. For more information, contact Tina Hannon at 707-548-3819 or RelayPiratesTina@gmail.com.

Nov. 14 “Oh, Christmas Tree” Paint Night

The Mannheim Social Club will host a Christmasthemed paint night at 7 p.m., at 561 First St., in Brentwood. Enjoy a glass of wine while following the step-by-step instructions. No experience is necessary, and all materials are provided. Beverages and food will be available for purchase during this over-21 event. For more information or to register, visit goo.gl/8tq9Tu.

Nov. 15 Letters to Santa

Santa has asked the City of Oakley for help collecting letters. Children may send their letters to the city’s ‘North Pole’ mailbox located in the lobby at 3231 Main St. All letters received will be forwarded to the North Pole for a response from Santa. The mailbox will be up from Nov. 15 to Dec. 14. Santa is able to write one letter per family with an address in Oakley. Letters must include a self-addressed stamped envelope. For more information, visit www.ci.oakley.ca.us.

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Nov. 18 The Big Chill

The ice returns to The Streets of Brentwood, giving residents a chance to ice skate on 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor ice skating. There will also be ice slides, music and light shows, snow play and rinkside food vendors. For more information, visit www.bigchillbrentwood.com.

Winter Wine Walk, parade

A festive day for downtown Brentwood, the Winter Wine Walk will feature a children’s carnival, a tasting tour of local flavors and a lighted holiday parade. The event will begin at 2 p.m. and the parade will start at 5 p.m. in downtown Brentwood. For more information, call 925-634-3344.

Holiday Boutique, Craft Sale

VFW Auxiliary Post 10789 will hold a holiday boutique and craft sale at the veterans memorial building, 757 First St., in Brentwood, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Purchase one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones this season. Lunch, snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. And crafts and activities will be available for children while you shop. For more information, call Maggie Todd at 510-410-2725.

Nov. 23 Turkey Trot for Schools

Get ready to burn some calories before a day of feasting with a run at The Streets of Brentwood. Participants can register for a 5K or 10K run that will benefit both the Brentwood Union and the Liberty Union High school districts. The run begins at 8 a.m., at 2565 Sand Creek Road. For more information or to register, contact philamy22@sbcglobal.net or visit www. brentwoodturkeytrot.org.


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Come down to the Smith Family Farm this holiday season for some hot cocoa, popcorn, candy, a Christmas tree and a visit with Santa, open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends, beginning Nov. 24. Check online for specific Santa times. Guests can also sit around the fire pit and listen to live music or visit the holiday shop. For more information, visit goo.gl/VGbUho.

Nov. 25 Holiday Sip N Shop

Sip your favorite glass of wine or try a new one while perusing items for sale by local vendors at Hannah Nicole Vineyards’ Holiday Sip N Shop event, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to unique gifts for sale, there will be live music, United Bites food truck and the Tumble Time Bus. Entrance is free. For more information, visit www.hnvwines.com.

Dec. 1 Christmas Tree Lighting

Watch downtown Brentwood’s Christmas tree light up for the holiday season at 6 p.m., at 35 Oak St. The evening will be filled with music, singing and a visit from Santa Claus. For more information, visit www. brentwoodca.gov.

Dec. 2 Brentwood on Ice

Get your skates ready as Brentwood welcomes its first downtown ice-skating rink this holiday season. Opening day is Nov. 18, and it will run until New Year’s Eve. For more information, visit www. brentwoodonice.com.

Breakfast with Santa

The Discovery Bay Chamber of Commerce and Assemblymember Jim Frazier present Breakfast with Santa from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to noon. Tickets can be purchased at the chamber office, 1555 Riverlake Road, Suite J. Breakfast will take place at the big white parade tent across the street from the community center. For more information, call 925-240-4144.

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More than 200 lighted floats and vehicles will participate in Discovery Bay’s Parade of Lights and tree-lighting ceremony. The evening begins with a visit with Santa at Discovery Bay Marina from 3 to 5:30 p.m. and will end with the tree lighting from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit paradeoflights.wordpress.com.

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Local holistic businesses have partnered to present a holistic holiday fair, at 215 Second St., in Oakley, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Come experience healers, psychic readers, wellness coaches, artisans and crystals. For more information, call www.newageguild.com.

Dec. 4 ”The Season of Song”

The Brentwood Community Chorus presents “The Season of Song” with the Brentwood Concert Band at 7 p.m., at Liberty High School. For additional performances and times, call 925-437-4963.

Dec. 9 Lighted Boat Parade

The Discovery Bay Yacht Club will hold its annual Lighted Boat Parade. Participating boats will be divided into three categories, and each category will have a first-, second- and third-place award. For more information, visit www.dbyc.com.

Dec. 16 Willow Lake Boat Parade

Deck the Docks with Boughs of holly for the Discovery Bay Christmas Lake parade, at 5:30 p.m., with boats meeting at Drakes and Shell courts. For more information, contact Cameron Cross at crosscameron@yahoo. com or 925-980-8376.

Dec. 29 Holiday Show

The Delta Gallery will hold a holiday show now through Dec. 29, at 2485 Sand Creek Road, Suite 128. Original fine arts and crafts will be on display. You can also find jewelry, cards, gifts and classes. For more information, call 925-516-5935.

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Holidays from page 10 loved and well-attended.” This year’s holiday events, which kick off Saturday, Nov. 18, will prove to be even more spectacular with the addition of a Kids’ Winter Carnival and a Winter Wine Walk and Tasting Tour. It also falls on the opening day for Brentwood on Ice, Gregory’s newest winter addition to downtown. Skaters can hit the ice at 10:30 a.m. and stay for the official ribbon cutting at 1 p.m. The Kids’ Winter Carnival, which has free admission, will take place in the parking lot next to Brentwood on Ice, 739 Second St., from 2 to 5 p.m. Activities for kids include games, crafts, the clowns Sparkles and Ravioli, and Santa. There will also be a letters-toSanta stop at the Brentwood Press building. While kids are looking forward to the carnival, adults age 21 and older are looking forward to downtown Brentwood’s Winter Wine Walk and Tasting Tour, which also runs from 2 to 5 p.m.

The Wine Walk, sponsored by the Downtown Brentwood Coalition (DBC) and Contra Costa Winegrowers Association, will feature over 20 wine pour stops along First Street in downtown Brentwood where participants can taste an assortment of Contra Costa County wine and do some holiday shopping along the way. “This is downtown Brentwood’s chance to showcase local shopping, our delicious restaurants and local wines,” said Donna Ross, owner of Cre’me dela Gem Jewelry. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at Cre’me dela Gem Jewelry and CoCo County Wine Co, both on First Street. The day of the event, attendees will pick up maps detailing every wine pour stop as well as their wine glass at the DBC tent in downtown Brentwood. The 35th annual Holiday Parade is Nov. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m., on First to Maple and Second streets in downtown Brentwood. For more information, visit www. brentwooddowntown.com.

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relief usually stays intact until my next monthly appointment. Medicare and my supplemental insurance handle most of the reasonable fee, so my portion is minimal. Be sure to check with yours. Musculoskeletal spinal pain is a significant problem among older people. Various techniques are used by chiropractors, and finding the right method for you and your issues is imperative. The first thing to do is ask friends and family if they have experience with a chiropractor and get a referral. Like any other doctor, make sure the credentials are there and the method they use is appropriate for your body and level of tolerance. Techniques may include varying levels of biomechanical movement, instrument-assisted manipulation, use of specialized tables, padded wedges, massage and many low-force techniques. Alteration of these techniques may play an important role in seniors, where variation in strength is imperative to aid in injury prevention. Again, the referral is important to confirm that your practitioner is experienced in adjusting backs and necks of all ages and physical restrictions. The neck and spine are the two areas most crucial to the health of the entire body, so having someone that can realign them properly is paramount.

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Observational studies and random controlled trials done in 2010 have reported improvement in spinal pain among seniors using low-force techniques. Author Cheryl Hawk, DC, Ph.D., is a professor at Texas Chiropractic College, in Pasadena, Texas. “Chiropractic care is among the safest interventions for the care of back pain,” Hawk reported. “The risks of a problem after a chiropractic adjustment would be similar to the risk of having a problem after an immunization – extremely small.” Dale Giessman, DC, who owns Delta Spine and Sportcare in Brentwood, summarized a study done by Ian Coulter, PhD, which found the following in a group of 400 seniors with an average age of 80. Of those who used chiropractic care, 87 percent

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Eagle status Blake Mecham Hull, a junior at Liberty High School, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout on May 25. Blake led many volunteers to fundraise and organize an Easter Carnival for the Kaleidoscope Foundation in Discovery Bay. This foundation serves families with a member suffering from cancer. After raising funds through a carwash and GoFundMe, Blake’s group and other volunteers updated the landscape at the facility and then held a carnival with special games for children. Thank you to the many donors and volunteers. Due to the generous donations, extra funds were available to purchase a special gift that will serve the foundation in future events and presentations. Blake is the son of Dave and Maria Hull of Discovery Bay and is a member of Troop 793 in Brentwood. He has participated in many communityservice events, hikes – including a

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Residents shocked by surge of expenses by Aly Brown Staff Writer

Residents of Discovery Bay were recently hit with a swell of new expenses when a power surge destroyed numerous household appliances. On Oct. 26, a truck traveling south on Byron Highway crossed lanes and crashed into a power line along the northbound lane, causing a massive surge that shot bursts of high-voltage electricity through parts of Discovery Bay and Byron, destroying residents’ property. Several are now filing claims in hopes of recovering anywhere from hundreds to thousands of dollars worth of damage. Residents John and Trisha Parker weren’t home at the time of the occurrence, for which they were grateful. “If we had been home, using our TV or our computers, we would have lost more,” said Trisha, recalling stories from neighbors who lost laptops or watched flatscreens explode. The Parkers initially feared their solar panels were shot, but over a matter of hours after the surge, the equipment somehow reset and began producing power again. Their Keurig coffee machine, however, was not so fortunate. Trish tried calling the Keurig company to determine if there was a reset button to no avail before reaching out to PG&E to file a claim for the damage. She spent over an hour on the phone, filing a claim with the agent, who immediately followed up with an email that stated a representative would be in touch regarding the case. But three days later, the Parkers and others like them received letters from PG&E, denying the claims, as the power company denied responsibility for any of the losses. “We work hard for what we have, and we don’t take anything for granted.But for me, working with the PG&E was more of a treatment issue,” said Trisha. “No one was necessarily rude – the agent was actually very nice – but there was a lack of consideration for the person on the

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Trisha and John Parker were two of the many residents recently affected by the electrical surge caused by a downed power line on Byron Highway. After an investigation, PG&E found the truck that knocked the pole down responsible for the damages. Residents are urged to file a claim with the trucking company. other end.” John believed the matter was not handled with respect for customers’ time. “They should have told us up-front,” he said. “If they already knew they weren’t going to pay for the damages, why

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Lots of tricks but not so many treats Halloween. It used to be one of my favorite holidays, except for carving pumpkins. I had five kids gathered around a table covered with newspaper and pumpkin goo in my hair, but the end result was always worth it – a Hangin’ in collection of ghoulish and sometimes goofy here jack-o-lanterns all aglow at the front door. Gone are the days when body parts and tombstones littered our front lawn. No more oversized mechanical Vicki spider lurking off McKenna the walkway ready to pounce on unsuspecting trick-or-treaters. My kids are grown, and some have flown the coop, but this Halloween still managed to be terrifying! The day began like any other. I was rushing around throwing lunch together for Haley when I noticed a puddle of water on the floor beneath the refrigerator. I opened the freezer drawer. A gallon of ice cream looked a little lopsided. I picked it up, and it collapsed in my hand. It had completely melted! Everything in the freezer was going soft. I opened the doors and reached for the milk. Luke warm at best! I screamed, and Maury came rushing in. He was

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from the wall and got down on the floor with a flashlight. “Umm, do you have a broom? There’s a dead rodent under here.” “Are you kidding me? Oh my gosh, I am so sorry!” I said, mortified. “We have seven cats. What a bunch of slackers!” Maury got the broom and quickly disposed of the carcass. “I’ve seen worse,” the repairman said calmly. Gee, what could be worse than a decaying rodent? I don’t want to know. After inspecting the fridge, he delivered more grim news. The fridge needed a new compressor. It would be at least 10 days to get the required parts, and the cost would be more expensive than the $500 max covered in our one-year warranty. Maury was eyeing the clock. He had to get going to the airport. I had to make my move. “We’re buying a new refrigerator!”

I blurted out. “We cannot live out of ice chests for 10 days!” Maury is not an impulsive guy. He usually likes to research big purchases and take his time, but we were playing beat the clock, and he knew it. “Go online. See if Sears can deliver tomorrow,” he said. “I’ll get the emergency credit card.” I love that guy. The doorbell rang. It was UPS. After years of watching those Omaha Steak commercials, I finally decided to try it. Of course, the enormous box of frozen meat, franks and apple tartlets shows up on the one day my refrigerator breaks down! Thankfully, my neighbor had room in her freezer, and she kindly stored my steaks. I owe her a big sirloin and a couple tartlets. Maury rushed to the airport and barely made his flight. Our new fridge was scheduled to be delivered the next day. I almost forgot it was Halloween. My kids had plans with their friends, and as dusk fell, I found myself sitting alone in the kitchen with Chance, our new puppy, sleeping by my feet. My freaky Halloween finally came to an end. It was such a crazy day, I barely had time to miss the sweet Halloweens of years gone by when my kids were little, and maybe that’s a good thing. On the upside, one of the ice chests outside was full of cold beer. Trick or treat!

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Liberty outlasts Freedom to win Bell Game by Kyle Szymanski Staff Writer

The Liberty High School football team entered last week’s Bell Game against Freedom looking to shake off a 35-0 loss to Pittsburg a week earlier. As Lions players feverishly celebrated after a 37-35 win over the Falcons and bell sounds reverberated around the stadium, it was clear the squad’s mission was accomplished. “It’s so unbelievable,” said Liberty head coach Ryan Partridge. “I am so happy for the kids. They battled for themselves.” Liberty (8-2, 4-1 in the Bay Valley Athletic League) used a potent offensive attack and a bend-but-don’t-break defense to pull out a win over Freedom (7-2, 2-2). The victory brought the Bell Game trophy back to Brentwood after Freedom won 47-7 last year and secured the Lions the top seed in the North Coast Section (NCS) Division I playoffs for the first time in school history. Freedom earned the second seed in the bracket. Liberty sophomore quarterback Jay Butterfield completed 11 of 15 passes for 203 yards and three touchdowns in his first varsity start; senior wide receiver Zane Hinojosa caught six passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns; and the Lions defense smothered Freedom quarterback Joey Aguilar when it mattered most, allowing Liberty to upset Freedom. “This is the best feeling I have had in a while – the best game I have been a part of in my life,” said Butterfield. “I am blessed to be part of this team.” Clinging to a 37-35 lead with just over a minute remaining, the Liberty defense, led by defensive end Estevan Davila, sacked Aguilar on fourth down at the Lions’ 37-yard line to seal the victory and set off a rousing celebration.

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“It feels amazing,” said Lions’ running back Tyerell Sturges-Cofer as he celebrated with his teammates. Liberty took a 23-21 lead on a safety midway through the third quarter, and held on till the finish. Hinojosa’s 17-yard leaping touchdown extended the Lions’ lead to 30-21, but running back Giles Jackson returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown to cut the Falcons’ deficit to 30-28 at the end of the third quarter. Hinojosa’s 20-yard TD early in the fourth gave Liberty a 37-28 lead, but Jackson answered again, punctuating a 66-yard Freedom drive with a 1-yard touchdown to pull Freedom up 37-35. Jackson finished with 24 carries for 144 yards, and Aguilar com-

pleted 13 of 22 passes for 134 yards. Freedom wide receiver Baylei Coston pulled in five catches for 60 yards. Heritage 27, Deer Valley 19 The visiting Patriots (6-4, 1-4) capped their regular season with a 27-19 win over Deer Valley (2-7, 0-4). Heritage led 15-0 at halftime and 21-7 after three quarters, before Deer Valley climbed back into the game with 12 fourth-quarter points. The win, Heritage’s first league victory of the season, brought them the eighth seed in the NCS playoffs. The Patriots will host Monte Vista, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. Deer Valley, the 10th seed in the playoffs, will travel to Amador Valley on Friday at the same time. Pittsburg 14, Antioch 12

The host Pirates survived a scare from Antioch, but pulled out a victory to clinch the Bay Valley Athletic League title. Pittsburg (7-1, 4-0) bounced back from a 12-0 first-quarter deficit to send the Panthers packing. Pirates’ running back Darrion Bartley carried the ball 23 times for 111 yards, and A’jae Boyd caught four passes for 90 yards and a touchdown. The Pirates nabbed the second seed in the NCS Open Division and will clash with third-seed San Ramon Valley, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m., in Pittsburg. Antioch (6-3, 2-2) received the third seed in the NCS Division I playoffs and will host 14th-seed Irvington, Nov. 11. To view more photos of the event, visit www.thepress.net/multimedia/sideshows.

Heritage overcomes hurdles to win league title by Michael Dixon Correspondent

When the Heritage girls’ volleyball season began, coach Janet Hannigan felt that her team could win the Bay Valley Athletic League championship. An early season injury and a threeset loss at home to Liberty cast some doubt on those plans, but the Patriots persevered. Following the loss to the Lions, Heritage wouldn’t drop as much as one set to a league opponent until the rematch against Liberty. There, the Patriots did drop a set but prevailed 3-1 to win the league

championship. Heritage followed that up with a three-set win against Redwood in the first round of the North Coast Section (NCS) playoffs before losing in the semis to top-ranked Monte Vista. The Patriots were set off course early in the year with an injury. The decision to call up and start a pair of setters, sophomore twins Jocelyn and Jazmine Felipe, saw some early bumps but was ultimately successful. “It seemed best not just for our team but for the program to just bring those setters up,” Hannigan said. “They were both nervous at first. I went up to them and said that there are plenty of points in the game, and it’s not all on your

shoulders whether we win or lose.” While the setters were young, Heritage was guided by the performance of a group of veteran players. Senior outside hitter Cierra Pope played nearly every set the team played. Senior liberos Grace Stahli and captain Maya Davies were tasked with reading the defense. Fellow senior captain Kaelyn Saler played middle and opposite and was one of the team’s strongest hitters – hitting at around a .300 clip. In addition to the Felipes, the Patriots will have a solid group of returning seniors in 2018. That includes libero Amanda Vera, outside and opposite hitter Kylie Brandt, middle blocker Kendal Henry and

middle blocker Mckenzie Christopulos. “Some years, there’s a big drop on the bench,” Hannigan said. “This year, it’s not that at all. In most matches, every player has played. I try to find opportunities for everybody. In both NCS matches, every player on the team – including the two JV players who got called up – played.” The Patriots now find themselves in a waiting game. In past seasons, a quarterfinal loss in NCS would have definitely ended the season. But with the inclusion of the Open Division, Hannigan was told the team would have a chance to play in the NorCal Tournament. That decision will be made on Sunday. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Heritage, Liberty make strong showing at league cross country championships by Nate Smith Correspondent

Heritage High School’s Jett Charvet (left) battles Liberty’s Micah DelGado during the Bay Valley Athletic League championships last week. Charvet won the race, while DelGado finished second.

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Dalke, giving the Lions an amazing team score of 18 points. Heritage junior Cori Flores placed seventh, Freedom freshman Samantha Rogers took eighth, and Liberty’s Maya Pakulski and Jasmine Chuey rounded out the all-league finishers. “Our girls stuck to the race plan and executed it flawlessly. It was a joy to watch them compete so hard every

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The Heritage High boys’ cross-country team and the Liberty High girls’ cross-country team each made a strong showing at the Bay Valley Athletic League Championships Nov. 2, at Contra Loma Regional Park. With multiple hills rising along the difficult 3-mile course, including the grueling final hill in the last mile, the two-team champions separated themselves from the pack, dominated the first groups of finishers and cruised to uncontested titles. Liberty’s girls placed an astounding five runners in the top six finishers, and all seven of the Lions’ runners in the race earned all-league status by finishing in the top 10. The contingent was led by senior Julia Gonzalez, who finished 33 seconds in front of teammate Madison MacPherson, running 19:37.37 on a course that typically runs close to 2 minutes slower for the top runners, compared to times on flat courses.  “I really couldn’t have done any of this without the tremendous support of my teammates and coaches,” said Gonzalez, who was off a second-place finish in the Large School Division of the prestigious Apache Invitational in Arcadia the previous week. “They believed in me and my ability to come back from a (peroneal tendonitis) injury at the start of the year even when I didn’t necessarily believe in myself.” Freedom junior Jiana Cortero broke up the front pack of Liberty runners, finishing third, while Liberty freshman Keanna Shipley placed fourth and was followed by junior Makena Bohannon and senior Alyssa


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Cross-Country from page 18 While Gonzalez opened up an early lead in the girls’ race, Heritage senior Jett Charvet had company at the front for the first two miles, followed closely by Liberty junior Micah DelGado. Charvet pulled away in the third mile, however, and the reigning track-and-field state champion in the 800 meters wound up cruising to a 20-second victory over DelGado, finishing in 16:31.17. “I felt like I made my move and separated while we were going up the hill in the final mile and felt pretty good at that point,” Charvet said. “I’ve been with these guys for a few years now, and it means a lot to also win the team title with them. It was great to also see them do well today.” DelGado placed second for the Lions in 16:51.35, followed by Heritage junior Max Waechter in third place.  Pittsburg got a pair of runners in the top five, as senior Logan McNamar and junior Raul Paz finished just in front of a trio of Heritage runners.  Junior Braden Penner, senior Dane Winding and senior Marcus Dawal swept the next three spots for the Patriots, giving them five runners in the top eight finishers and a strong team score of just 21 points. Antioch senior Benjamin Elias and Freedom junior Kyle Berschens rounded out the all-league finishers in the varsity boys’ race. In the final team scores, Freedom placed second in the girls’ race, while Heritage finished third.  For the boys, Pittsburg placed second, followed by Antioch

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BVAL water-polo teams fall in NCS playoffs The Bay Valley Athletic League’s water-polo teams made waves during the regular season, but their impact on the North Coast Section playoffs was reduced to a ripple. Seventh-seed California High girls’ squad sank 10th-seed Heritage 13-9, while the top-seed Campolindo boys’ squad shut down Heritage 25-1.The top-seed Miramonte girls’ team defeated Liberty 24-2. The playoff losses ended a fine season for the league’s water-polo teams. The Heritage girls’ team (187 and 6-0 in league play) and the Heritage boys’ team (13-10, 6-0) won the league titles, and the Liberty girls’ team finished second in the standings with a record of 1212 and 4-2 in league play.

Heritage freshman Ella Simone led the team’s ascent to the top of the league standings with a team best of 62 goals, 49 steals and 39 assists – according to Maxpreps. com. Sophomore Emma Lapum was also impressive, ending her season with 34 goals, 54 assists and 136 steals. Meanwhile, Heritage goalie Izzy Strimling was a rock, compiling an 18-6 second with 241 saves. Liberty’s Olivia Doria powered the Lions to second place in the league standings with a teamleading 63 goals to go along with 141 steals and 58 assists, according to Maxpreps. Liberty’s Cierra Walden finished with 33 goals, 44 steals and 24 assists as another of the Lions’ top players this season.

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Athena, was found in the bushes with her five babies before coming to her HALO foster. The kittens are now on their own, and this beautiful mom is ready for a fur-ever home. For more information, contact her HALO foster at koehnefam@comcast.net.

Nigel is a wonderful 19-pound poodle, who was born June, 17, 2013. He was rescued from the shelter, and while he was initially scared, he is very happy to be in his foster home. Nigel will do best in a forever home without children or other dogs. He really wants a place where he can get all of your attention and love. Nigel enjoys going for walks and does fine riding in the car. He is learning to go into a kennel at night, however, he would prefer being in bed near you. For more information or to meet Nigel, call 925-473-4642.

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in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 023-030-005-5/ 023-030-006-3 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4888-5300 HOLLAND TRACT ROAD, KNIGHTSEN, CA 94548 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $2,557,547.00. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust has deposited all documents evidencing the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust and has declared all sums secured thereby imme-

diately due and payable, and has caused a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be executed. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown

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LEGALS NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TSG No.: 8691194 TS No.: L550357 FHA/ VA/PMI No.: APN: 023-030-005-5/ 023030-006-3 Property Address: 4888-5300 HOLLAND TRACT ROAD KNIGHTSEN, CA 94548 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/15/2011. 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 11/30/2017 at 01:30 P.M., First American Title Insurance Company, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 02/24/2011, as Instrument No. 2011-0041873-00, in book , page , , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of California. Executed by: DC ASSOCIATES SOLUTIONS, LLC, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) At the north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565 All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust

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on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (916)939-0772 or visit this Internet Web http://search.nationwideposting. com/propertySearchTerms.aspx, using the file number assigned to this case L550357 Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: First American Title Insurance Company 4795 Regent Blvd, Mail Code 1011-F Irving, TX 75063

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Press No. 02-1273 74937 Publish Dates: October 27, November 3, 10, 17, 2017. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Edrees Almoraisi SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Edrees Almoraisi CASE NUMBER: N17-1851 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner Edrees Almoraisi filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Noor Edrees Almoraisi to Proposed Name: Dalia Edrees Almoraisi. 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 12/04/17 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 14 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Oakley Press Date: 10/04/17 Judge of the Superior Court Oakley Press No. 03-0477 74828 Publish Dates: October 20, 27, November 3, 10, 2017. NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE AFFORDABLE STORAGE WISHING TO AVAIL THEMSELVES OF THE PROVISION OF APPLICABLE LAWS OF THE STATE OF

CALIFORNIA, SECTION 21700-21707 OF THE BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE, SECTION 2328 OF THE COMMERCIAL CODE, SECTION 535 OF THE PENAL CODE, HEREBY GIVES NOTICE OF SALE UNDER SAID LAW TO WIT: ON 12/07/2017, AT AFFORDABLE STORAGE; 95 FIRST AVENUE NORTH; PACHECO, CALIFORNIA 94553; (925) 825- 3217; AT 8:00 AM OF THIS DAY, AFFORDABLE STORAGE WILL CONDUCT A PUBLIC SALE TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, FOR CASH, OF THE CONTENTS OF SPACE NUMBERS: B53 B1094 C104 C1124 C1140 D123 D1161 D1173 E199 E225 MOND E1295 THA E1309 E1338 F240 F257 EN F261 F1357 F1378 F1452 H308 RVL33

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ITEMS TO BE AUCTIONED WILL CONSIST OF PERSONAL, HOUSEHOLD AND CORPORATE GOODS. LANDLORD RESERVES THE RIGHT TO BID. THIS SALE IS BEING MADE TO SATISFY A LANDLORD’S LIEN. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND. DATED THIS 7TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2017. AFFORDABLE STORAGE, LESSOR PH: (925) 825-3217 FX: (925) 825-3219 affordable_storage@ sbcglobal.net Brentwood Press No. 021273 75115 Publish Dates: November 10, 24, 2017.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005879-00 The name of the business: Swirls Frozen Yogurt Located at: 4049 Lone Tree Way In: Antioch, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: North American Hospitality Group, LLC. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Lydia Warmsley, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 26, 2017 by Deputy J Celestial Expires 9/26/2022 Antioch Press No. 061617 74908 Publish dates: October 20, 27, November 3, 10, 2017.

2005-0345634-00 in book —-, page—and of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 12/07/2017 at 01:30 PM Place of Sale: AT THE NORTH SIDE OF THE PITTSBURG CIVIC CENTER NEAR THE GRASS LOCATED AT 65 CIVIC AVENUE, PITTSBURG, CA 94565 Estimated amount of unpaid balance, reasonably estimated costs and other charges: $ 456,128.90 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE THE TRUSTEE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, A SAVINGS ASSOCIATION OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE: All right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described as: More fully described in said Deed of Trust. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 3807 Hummingbird Drive, Antioch, CA 94509 A.P.N.: 075-394030 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $ 456,128.90. Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary of the Deed of Trust has executed and delivered to the undersigned a written request to commence foreclosure, and the undersigned caused a Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on this property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (866)-960-8299 or visit this Internet Web site http://www.altisource.com/ MortgageServices/DefaultManagement/ TrusteeServices.aspx using the file number assigned to this case 2016-01673-CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: October 25, 2017 Western Progressive, LLC, as Trustee for beneficiary C/o 1500 Palma Drive, Suite

237 Ventura, CA 93003 Sale Information Line: (866) 960-8299 http://www. altisource.com/MortgageServices/DefaultManagement/TrusteeServices.aspx Trustee Sale Assistant WESTERN PROGRESSIVE, LLC MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 75036 Publish Dates: November 10, 17, 24, 2017.

by: Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/2017. Signature of registrant: Jayson Padil. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: October 11, 2017 by Deputy L Ferm Expires 10/11/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 74987 Publish dates: October 27, November 3, 10, 17, 2017.

business name or names listed above on 10/25/17. Signature of registrant: Lauren Hope Desroches. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: October 25, 2017 by Deputy L Fallas Expires 10/25/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 75016 Publish dates: November 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017.

name or names listed above on 1999. Signature of registrant: Deborah Spinola. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: November 1, 2017 by Deputy J Celestial Expires 11/1/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 75101 Publish dates: November 10, 17, 24, December 1, 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006465 The name of the business: Brentwood House Painting Located at: 1072 Claremont Dr In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: 1. James C. Hawk 2. Jason R. Gamble. This business is conducted by: A General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: James C. Hawk. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: October 26, 2017 by Deputy S Smith Expires 10/26/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 75082 Publish dates: November 10, 17, 24, December 1, 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006591 The name of the business: Brasek Inc. Located at: 2275 Reserve Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Brasek Inc. 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: Alan Bradshaw, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: November 1, 2017 by Deputy T Lawson Expires 11/1/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 75087 Publish dates: November 10, 17, 24, December 1, 2017.

ny, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (916)939-0772 or visit this Internet Web http://search.nationwideposting.com/propertySearchTerms. aspx, using the file number assigned to this case CA1700280923 Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: First American Title Insurance Company 4795 Regent Blvd, Mail Code 1011-F Irving, TX 75063 First American Title Insurance Company MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE FOR TRUSTEES SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (916)9390772 NPP0318930 To: BRENTWOOD PRESS 11/03/2017, 11/10/2017, 11/17/2017 Brentwood Press No. 021273 75010 Publish Dates: November 3, 10, 17, 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005905-00 The name of the business(s): 1. Solar Swim & Gym 2. Solar Swim and Gym Located at: 111 West 15th Street In: Antioch, CA 94509, is hereby registered by the following owner: Solar Swim LLC. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9/15/14. Signature of registrant: Wint Lwin. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 27, 2017 by Deputy T Lawson Expires 9/27/2022 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 74921 Publish dates: October 20, 27, November 3, 10, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005956-00 The name of the business: Crystal Sandiforth Photography Located at: 2636 Point Sal In: Antioch, CA 94531, is hereby registered by the following owner: Crystal R. Sandiforth. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on May 2014. Signature of registrant: Crystal R. Sandiforth. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 29, 2017 by Deputy J Crawford Expires 9/29/2022 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 74989 Publish dates: October 27, November 3, 10, 17, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006350-00 The name of the business: Jr.’s Fresh Tacos Located at: 1355 Oak Crest Way In: Antioch, CA 94531, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1. Richard Grange 2. Gloria Lopez-Vergara. This business is conducted by: Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Richard Grange. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: October 20, 2017 by Deputy C. Pittman Expires 10/20/2022 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 74982 Publish dates: October 27, November 3, 10, 17, 2017. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 2016-01673-CA A.P.N.:075-394-030 Property Address: 3807 Hummingbird Drive, Antioch, CA 94509 PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE § 2923.3(a) and (d), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERRED TO BELOW IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT BUT ONLY TO THE COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED 注:本文 件包含一个信息摘要 참고사 항: 본 첨부 문서에 정보 요 약서가 있습니다 NOTA: SE ADJUNTA UN RESUMEN DE LA INFORMACIÓN DE ESTE DOCUMENTO TALA: MAYROONG BUOD NG IMPORMASYON SA DOKUMENTONG ITO NA NAKALAKIP LƯU Ý: KÈM THEO ĐÂY LÀ BẢN TRÌNH BÀY TÓM LƯỢC VỀ THÔNG TIN TRONG TÀI LIỆU NÀY MPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 08/18/2005. 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. Trustor: Terry J. Tabacco And Carol L. Tabacco Husband & Wife As Joint Tenants Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Deed of Trust Recorded 09/12/2005 as Instrument No.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0005908-00 The name of the business: Piping Design, Coordination & Consulting Located at: 2588 Camelback Rd. In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Terry Allen Partain. 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: Terry A Partain. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: September 27, 2017 by Deputy T Lawson Expires 9/27/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 74922 Publish dates: October 20, 27, November 3, 10, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006141-00 The name of the business: Hello Cookie Co. Located at: 2709 Holly Oak Ct In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Elizabeth Neal. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 10/9/17. Signature of registrant: Elizabeth Neal. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: October 9, 2017 by Deputy L Ferm Expires 10/9/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 74933 Publish dates: October 27, November 3, 10, 17, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006149-00 The name of the business: The Mad Potters, LLC Located at: 629 1st Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: The Mad Potters, LLC. This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Charmaine Abasolo. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: October 9, 2017 by Deputy C Garcia Expires 10/9/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 74872 Publish dates: October 20, 27, November 3, 10, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006156 The name of the business: Mattropolis Located at: 2045 Mount Diablo St In: Concord, CA 94520, is hereby registered by the following owner: Matthew Edward Forbes. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 10/10/17. Signature of registrant: Matthew Forbes. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: October 10, 2017 by Deputy L Ferm Expires 10/10/2022 Brentwood Press No. 021273 75067 Publish dates: November 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006195-00 The name of the business: La Fuente Mexican Restaurant and Blue Iguana Bar Located at: 642 1st Street Ste #3 In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Olvera & Son Enterprises Inc. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 10/15/97. Signature of registrant: Oscar E. Olvera, President, Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: October 11, 2017 by Deputy C Garola Expires 10/11/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 74934 Publish dates: October 27, November 3, 10, 17, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006199 The name of the business: Wind Cloud Photography Located at: 13 Mcclarren Ct In: Brentwood, CA 94505, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1. Jayson Padil 2. Cristina Padil. This business is conducted

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006237 The name of the business: Hercules Electric Located at: 573 Cedar St In: Vallejo, CA 94591, is hereby registered by the following owner: Robert Rene Salcido. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 03/21/1991. Signature of registrant: Robert R. Salcido. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: October 13, 2017 by Deputy S Smith Expires 10/13/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 75068 Publish dates: November 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006309 The name of the business: Byron Chamber of Commerce Located at: 3926 Main St In: Byron, CA 94514, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1. Paula Wherity 2. Greg Pirnik. This business is conducted by: An Unincorporated Association other than a Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Paula Wherity. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: October 18, 2017 by Deputy C. Garola Expires 10/18/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 74984 Publish dates: October 27, November 3, 10, 17, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006322 The name of the business: Discovery Aquatics Located at: 2185 Breaker Ct In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505, is hereby registered by the following owner: Garin Barozzi Kubiak. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 10/18/17. Signature of registrant: Garin B Kubiak. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: October 18, 2017 by Deputy M Favro Expires 10/18/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 75008 Publish dates: November 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006363-00 The name of the business: Delta Worms Located at: 4882 Cabrillo Point In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505, is hereby registered by the following owner: EchoTech Environmental Systems LLC. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Chris E. Choate, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: October 20, 2017 by Deputy H Franklin Expires 10/20/2022 Brentwood Press No. 021273 74983 Publish dates: October 27, November 3, 10, 17, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006419 The name of the business: Mann’s Mobile Mechanics Located at: 24791 Marsh Creek Road In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jerrin Noah Johnson. 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: Jerrin Noah Johnson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: October 24, 2017 by Deputy C Pittman Expires 10/24/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 75035 Publish dates: November 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006449 The name of the business: Excalibur Business Solutions Located at: 2713 Cathedral Cir In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Lauren Hope Desroches. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006484-00 The name of the business: Beyond Body Frames Located at: 457 Wisteria Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Gabriela Manciulea. 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: Gabriela Manciulea. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: October 27, 2017 by Deputy C Pittman Expires 10/27/2022 Brentwood Press No. 021273 75108 Publish dates: November 10, 17, 24, December 1, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006485-00 The name of the business: Textbit Located at: 457 Wisteria Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Sebastian Mircea Manciulea. 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: Sebastian Mircea Manciulea. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: October 27, 2017 by Deputy C Pittman Expires 10/27/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 75109 Publish dates: November 10, 17, 24, December 1, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006578-00 The name of the business: Ruck Up, Ruck Up Outdoors, Ruck Up Tactical Located at: 2520 Winged Foot Road In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner: Garibaldi J. Laranang. 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: Garibaldi J. Laranang. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: October 31, 2017 by Deputy S Alvarez Expires 10/31/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 75111 Publish dates: November 10, 17, 24, December 1 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006583 The name of the business: Elitened Located at: 10000 Byron Hwy In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1. Celine Spinola 2. Savannah Spinola 3. Victoria Spinola 4. Deborah Spinola. This business is conducted by: A Joint Venture. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on October 1, 2017. Signature of registrant: Deborah Spinola. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: November 1, 2017 by Deputy J Celestial Expires 11/1/2022 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 75103 Publish dates: November 10, 17, 24, December 1, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006584 The name of the business(es): 1. Beyond the Terrace 2. Spinola Farm Located at: 10000 Byron Hwy In: Brentwood, CA 94513, is hereby registered by the following owner(s): 1. Deborah Spinola 2. Paul Spinola. This business is conducted by: Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TSG No.: 8710140 TS No.: CA1700280923 FHA/VA/PMI No.: APN: 018-180-074-9-01 Property Address: 2031 THICKET PLACE BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/10/2005. 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. On 11/27/2017 at 01:30 P.M., First American Title Insurance Company, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 02/18/2005, as Instrument No. 2005-0056510-00, in book , page , , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of California. Executed by: KAREN M ANDERSON AND ALAN M ANDERSON, WIFE AND HUSBAND, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) At the north side of the Pittsburg Civic Center near the grass located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565 All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 018-180-074-901 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2031 THICKET PLACE, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $349,839.79. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust has deposited all documents evidencing the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust and has declared all sums secured thereby immediately due and payable, and has caused a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be executed. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance compa-

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006140-00 The name of the business: Tu Jalisco Mexican Restaurant Located at: 3899 Main St In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner: Salvador Saldana. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 10/9/17. Signature of registrant: Salvador Saldana. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: October 9, 2017 by Deputy M Barajas Expires 10/9/2022 Oakley Press No. 030477 74823 Publish dates: October 20, 27, November 3, 10, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. F-0006565 The name of the business: Urban Oasis Located at: 5246 Elm Lane In: Oakley, CA 94561, is hereby registered by the following owner: Irma Mora. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 10/31/17. Signature of registrant: Irma Mora. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: October 31, 2017 by Deputy C Pittman Expires 10/31/2022 Oakley Press No. 021273 75078 Publish dates: November 10, 17, 24, December 1, 2017.

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Senior walk informs, educates community by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer

Senior citizens recently marched the halls of Somersville Towne Center in Antioch in for an inaugural Senior Walk, hosted by Antioch City Councilmember Lori Ogorchock. “We’re kicking off Alzheimer’s Month by getting baby boomers and sassy seniors up and about, moving and grooving, to promote safety so all can age actively and safely,” said Ogorchock in a video. The Nov. 3 event was designed to help educate seniors, family and friends on how to obtain health resources, find support groups for Alzheimer’s and locate senior organizations in the community. Participating organizations included Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services (MOWSOS) and an Elderly Wish Foundation. Antioch Police Chief Tammany Brooks was also on hand to offer tips and suggestions to help seniors stay safe. Susannah Meyer, MOWSOS community engagement director, called the event a success. “I believe we had over 40 booths set up – from local dignitaries to medical groups to senior care agencies to city departments to nonprofits,” said Meyer. “The reaction we got from our senior guests was very positive, and we look forward to next year’s event.” To view a video, visit www.thepress.net/ multimedia.

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lion, but it would soon become apparent that the labor force was in strong demand. “When the bids came in really high – and even the lowest bids were really high – through some creative engineering, we were able to cut back the cost,” said Gail Leech, City of Brentwood management analyst. The team was able to shave the budget overrun by altering the original design plan – choosing wood siding over tile in some places, using rock mulch instead of the proposed garden and planning to install carpet near the front desk in lieu of terrazzo. The Brentwood Library Foundation is working to raise funds to help close the remaining deficit and cover additional equipment that wasn’t in the original budget, said Leech. Diane Alexander, Brentwood Library Foundation president, expanded on the foundation’s work to garner support from the community.

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“The foundation has a new fundraising goal – the Keystone Donor Circle – in which contributors will be recognized in different tiers on the library wall,” said Alexander. “We’re trying to get the word out about this donation plan.” In addition to calls for donations, luncheons and reception galas have been scheduled. This Saturday, Nov. 11, the Art Guild of the Delta will present the foundation with a check from the Banner Up! program, which called for individual artist to create banners that were displayed around town before the artwork was sold at auction. “This new library is going to be an amazing building for Brentwood,” said Alexander. “We really see it becoming the hub of the town.” Peggy Burgland, senior analyst for the economic development division, said the city is excited to welcome the new addition and expects it will help to strengthen

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system struggles to fill all its seats and that it would likely cost the district more than $10,000 to have ward maps drawn. “The public has already voted on this issue,” said Young. Susan, however, expressed concern that the at-large format will intimidate candidates who had an interest in running but don’t have the money to run a largescale campaign. “The difference between a ward (with roughly 22,000 or 23,000 constituents) versus an entire at-large election (with 114,000 constituents) is five times,” she said. “That’s five times the cost to run an election of that scale. My concern is that by not going to divisions, we will elimi-

the Better in Brentwood campaign, which aims to attract new businesses. “The new library will be another added asset for our community and one of many motivations for future business to choose Brentwood, as this new facility adds another tally in our scorecard to showcase Brentwood’s great quality of life,” said Berglund. According to Leech, the only setback in construction so far has been a brief delay in receiving the steal, but that has not altered the completion date. “We were falling behind a little bit when the structural steel was delayed – coming in bits and pieces – but we’re back on track,” Leech said. “The new library will be able to offer more programs, as there will be more rooms available that it didn’t have before. I’m very excited for the community to have this state-of-the-art library.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net. To view a video, visit www.thepress.net/multimedia.

nate the opportunity for the little guy who doesn’t have a lot of money but may be interested in running.” Cheryl added the optics of the atlarge method – likely ending with all board members being from the district’s biggest cities of Brentwood and Oakley – would reflect poorly on the organization. The 249-square-mile district covers the cities of Brentwood and Oakley along with the unincorporated areas of Discovery Bay, Bethel Island, Knightsen, Byron, Marsh Creek and Morgan Territory. “You have basically written off the outlying areas,” she said, noting that she believes constituents feel better represented when they have a representative in a ward-based system.

Young countered that even if a wardbased system was used, it would be impossible for outlying areas to receive their own wards, because the division boundaries would lump them together with bigger cities like Brentwood and Oakley. Board President Joel Bryant added that he feels an at-large system will provide the same representation as the ward method, since board members represent the district as a whole, not just the geographic region in which they reside. “I think anyone who cares enough to run for this board cares for every single person in this district,” he said. It’s expected that ballots will be mailed in February and need to be returned by March 6.


City of Antioch Parade

The City of Antioch will hold a Veterans Day parade at the Antioch Marina starting at 9:30 a.m. The parade will celebrate those who fought for our freedom. For more information, visit goo.gl/ChX3Mx.

Sunday, Nov. 12 Decades to Rock Summerset

Summerset Orchards presents Decades, a musical group, at the Summerset Orchards Lodge, 770 Centennial Place, in Brentwood, starting at 2 p.m. Decades will perform songs from the ’40s to today. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at the lodge. For more information, call 925-513-2640.

Thursday, Nov. 16 November Mixer

Friday, Nov. 17 Stargazing: Leonids Meteor Shower

The Kellogg Creek Picnic Area will be open for the Leonids meteor shower, from 7 to 9 p.m. Join a NASA education ambassador to observe the meteor shower and other celestial wonders. For more information, visit www.ccwater.com/ activities.

Comedy Night

Pablo Francisco, a world-renowned comedian, will headline at the Pittsburg California Theatre, Nov. 17 and Nov. 18, from 8 to 10 p.m. Tickets range from $27 to $37. For more information, visit goo.gl/Wv4X4z.

Saturday, Nov. 18 Free Composting Workshop

The Delta Community Presbyterian Church will hold a composting workshop, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Delta Community Presbyterian Church, 1900 Willow Lake Road Discovery Bay. Learn how to compost or improve techniques for getting rid of waste. For more information, visit goo.gl/5d6MoL.

The Liberty Adult Education is offering a Portuguese class every Monday, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Liberty Adult Education Center, 929 Second St., Brentwood. For more information, call 925-6344-2565.

Road Map to College

The Opportunity Junction will hold its Road Map to College program, starting at 10 a.m. every Tuesday, at the 3102 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch. Individuals between the ages of 18 and 24 interested in attending Los Medanos College can learn how to complete a certificate in a short-term technical education track. For more information, contact Dionne at 925776-1133 or at Dionne@OpportunityJunction. org.

Citizenship Preparation Class

The Liberty Adult Education Center is having a free citizenship preparation class on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Liberty Adult Education, 929 Second St., in Brentwood. This class is for permanent adult residents who speak, read and write English and want to prepare for naturalization interview questions or test. For more information, call 925-634-2565.

Brentwood Community Chorus

The Brentwood Community Chorus will have rehearsals every Tuesday, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Liberty Adult Education Center, 929 Second St. Registration is currently open. For more information, contact Susan Stuart at stuart.susan@gmail.com.

Intermediate Genealogy Class

The Liberty Adult Education will hold an intermediate genealogy class on Tuesdays, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., at the Liberty Adult Education Center, 929 Second St., Brentwood. Students must have taken the introductory genealogy class or have prior experience in genealogy. For more information, contact the Liberty Adult Education at 925-634-2565.

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Kaleidoscope Connection Circle

The Kaleidoscope Connection Circle meets the third Monday of every month at Kaleidoscope Cancer Connection Center, 14671 Byron Hwy., in Byron, from 10:15 a.m. to noon. Acquaint yourself with Kaleidoscope’s programs and meet its leaders and volunteers. For more information, email info@kaleidoscopehope.org or call 925-550-6198.

Golden State Manufactured Home Owners League Chapter 196 hosts an education class the second and fourth Thursday of each month in Oakley, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Facilitator Glorie Illian discusses important topics related to mobile-home living, such as emergency preparedness for pets and humans, mobile-home maintenance and more. Attendees should come prepared to take notes. For more information or to rsvp, call 925-625-6251.

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CSBA West Delta Chapter

The California Striped Bass Association’s West Delta Chapter hosts a monthly dinner meeting, at Bridge Marina Yacht Club, 20 Fleming Lane, in Antioch, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., on the second Thursday of each month. The CSBA is a nonprofit fishing club dedicated to preserving the striped bass fishery and the Delta, and to promoting youth fishing. Cost is $15 for dinner. Reservations are preferred; please call 925-699-1699. For more information, email Tom Coss at tomcoss8@ comcast.net.

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An Employment Readiness class will be offered at Liberty Adult Education, 929 Second St., Brentwood, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. This class will train individuals for interviews, resume writing and job search. For more information, contact the Liberty Adult Education at 925-634-2565.

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Ha Derech hosts a weekly group learning about the original ancient scriptures and languages of the Bible on Saturdays at 1 p.m. Reservations required. For more information and location, call 209-642-0278 or email info@ha-derech.org.

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The City of Oakley will hold an observance memorial at Civic Center Park, 3231 Main St., Oakley, starting at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Nancy Marquez-Suarez at marquez@ci.oakley.ca.us.

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The Antioch Riverview Garden Club meets the third Tuesday of each month – except July and December – at the Antioch Public Library, 501 W. 18th St., in Antioch, at 7 p.m. Contact the club at antiochriverviewgardenclub@gmail.com or visit https://goo.gl/QS1XT9.

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Delta Gallery offers a wide variety of creative art classes for all ages. Classes for kids include oil painting and theme classes with a variety of drawing and painting projects. Workshops for adults and teens include pocket sketching, oil paintings and paint parties. The classes are located at 2485 Sand Creek Road in The Streets of Brentwood shopping center. For more information, visit www.deltagallery.com or call 925-516-5935.

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The Brentwood Theatre Company will host a fundraiser, from 6 to 10:30 p.m., at Sweeney’s on Oak St. There will be auctions, raffle prizes, entertainment, food and more. Tickets are $30 per person. For more information, visit squareup.com/store/BTCP.

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