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Caring expands as economy shrinks You can’t turn on your radio or TV these days without getting a full dose of bad news: the economy is tanking, and stores and restaurants are virtually empty as people hunker down to endure the tough times. The news, though, ON isn’t all bad, at least EADLINE not in far East County. A pair of community efforts, one old and one new, shone brightly last weekend, penetrating the gloom like the Christmas star two millennia ago. I’ve been fortunate enough to serve on the RICK board of directors for LEMYRE the Brentwood Regional Community Chest for five years now. The BRCC, founded by Rose Pierce, has been distributing food and toys to local families in need at Christmastime for three decades. Although there has always been tremendous public participation in the program that supports 500 families every year, we expected all the hunkering down would mean 2008 would be a lean year. I was even more concerned about a new program, based on the BRCC model and

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Olivia Scarborough, 4, hands a can of vegetables to Lisa Mitchener as Olivia’s grandmother, Magco Olson, works nearby. The three were among the hundreds of volunteers who helped with the BRCC Christmas Basket program last weekend. launched by Jim Frazier and the Friends of Oakley, who courageously set out to help 125 more local families for the first time. And sure enough, things started off pretty slow. Cash donations dropped significantly, and donation barrels placed in local

businesses filled slowly, now competing with barrels belonging to numerous other groups placed right alongside. I needn’t have worried so much. As last see Caring page 18A

Legendary high-tech wizard logs out by Dave Roberts Staff Writer Dennis Buckley, who worked as a teacher and hightech guru for the Liberty Union High School District long enough to see the children of the students he first taught walking the halls of district high schools, was honored recently upon his retirement. “This is one of those bittersweet moments where we thank and congratulate but also say goodbye to a very valued employee,” said District Superintendent Dan Smith at the Dec. 10 board meeting. “After 38-plus years of service to the Liberty Union High School District, Dennis has decided that it’s time to go on to the next phase in his life.” After earning a bachelor’s degree in physics and teaching credential from Chico State, Buckley was hired in 1970 to teach chemistry and physics at Liberty High. In 1984, he was

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Dennis Buckley receives tokens of appreciation from Liberty Union High School District Board President Joanne Byer upon his retirement after 38½ years. honored as teacher of the year both for the district and the county. In addition to teaching for about 21 years, he served as the technical director for the performing arts center for 20 years and director of activities

at Liberty High School. Beginning in the early 1990s, Buckley became the technology expert for the district, launching its network system in 1992. “As a result, Dennis knows not only every piece of technology in the district but where every

technology line and hidden computer is,” said Smith. Buckley joked, “And where the skeletons are buried.” Buckley was also instrumental in designing the technology systems at Freedom and Heritage high schools. “Those two schools are models of technology use,” said Smith. “And the network system we have in the district is one of the best-functioning networks around. And that’s due to Dennis’ great work and continual monitoring and guidance. There are many, many weekends where Dennis has given of his own time working in here and making sure the network is up and running. “We certainly owe him a great debt of gratitude and thanks for the many, many years of service to the students, the staff and the entire district. Dennis is the type of person you never really replace. His personal skills and dedication to see Wizard page 18A

State to raid school coffers Local educators are bracing for tidings of no comfort or joy from Sacramento.

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Antioch forms new bond with Army by Rick Lemyre Staff Writer The first things a visitor sees when passing by the Mare Island Naval Shipyard are piles of rusting steel, empty and neglected warehouses and weed-choked parking lots. About an hour from the East County on the other side of the bay, the facility was established in 1854, and appears to be an aging repository of things long past usefulness. But appearances can be deceiving. Earlier this month, a three-year effort culminated in the forging of something powerful and new – an alliance between Antioch and the Army’s 483rd Transportation Battalion. The occasion was the city’s official adoption of the 483rd at a ceremony that also commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Army Reserve. “Antioch is a community that is very appreciative of the veterans,” said Mayor Jim Davis at the ceremony that took place Dec. 14. “This is a way to show them our respect.” The 483rd was formed as an all-African-American unit in 1942, supplying lumber and petroleum products to forces in the Aleutian Islands. In 1944, the 483rd delivered supplies across the Normandy beachhead in the weeks following the Allied invasion of Europe in World War II. The unit also handled supplies in Kuwait for Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004. Lt. Col. Scott Gemeling, commander of

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Lt. Col. Scott Gemeling, right, commander of the Army’s 483rd Transportation Battalion, honors Antioch veteran Terry Andreason for his service, including being the driving force behind Antioch’s adoption of the 483rd.

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Lt. Col. Scott Gemeling, left, and Antioch Mayor Jim Davis hold a city flag presented to the 483rd Transportation Battalion as part of a Dec. 14 ceremony in which the city adopted the 483rd. the 483rd, noted that the unit’s water transport mission is a natural fit for Antioch, the riverside city also known as the Gateway to the Delta. After an exchange of flags, Gemeling pinned a unit crest on Davis’ lapel and presented a plaque bearing the history of the 483rd. The adoption effort was spearheaded by

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Antioch resident and veteran Terry Andreason, who was rewarded for his efforts by Gemeling as part of the ceremony. A member of the Patriot Sentinel Riders organization, Andreason said the mission to show community support for the armed forces is an important one, and one he hopes will spread to other communities.

United States Army Reserve Ambassador Dan Furtado agreed. The adoption process “is not as onerous as it appears,” he said. “If one community gets involved, neighbors might be inspired to get on board as well. Today’s Army involves multiple deployments, and we need to make sure we support the troops and their families at home.” The ceremony was followed by an excursion aboard on the 483rd’s ships, out under the Golden Gate Bridge and back. The Antioch banner will now fly on the 483rd’s ships, Davis said, and the city will support the 483rd when it is sent abroad and will feature the battalion in various community events.


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Tenacious teamwork Art students at Heritage High and Adams Middle schools joined forces this year to create a collaborative mural of art and inspiration. The project began in September and the finishing touches were completed this week. The owners of Willy’s Bagels and Blends on Country Club Drive in Brentwood provided a wall in their shop and the supplies for the joint venture. The fusion of the schools’ mascots (the yellowjacket wearing the Patriot costume) is the focal point of the mural, highlighting the teamwork that made the project happen. At right, top, Heritage Principal Andy Parsons shows off the new mural. At right bottom, the contributors from Heritage and Adams pose in front of the artwork. Photos courtesy of Adams Middle School

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Council members sought Supervisor Mary Nejedly Piepho is seeking applicants for the Knightsen Town Advisory Council (KTAC) and the Byron Municipal Advisory Council (Byron MAC). The function of the councils is to advise the county Board of Supervisors on land issues and planning matters affecting the communities. The councils represents their community before the Board of Supervisors, the East County Regional Planning Commission, and the Zoning Administrator on issues such as land use, planning and zoning. The councils also represent their constituents before the Local Agency Formation Commission on

Generosity exceeded need – at least briefly – at the year’s Adopt-A-Family event held by the Delta Community Services, Inc. Originally slated to provide holiday food and toys for 34 families, the donations from all four of the Summerset communities (which also provided volunteers) poured in, forcing the program’s expansion. “They overwhelmed us,” said Linda Stadlbauer of the Brentwood Parks and Recreation Department, which hosted the event at the city’s Community Center. “We had so many things, we had to call extra families to come and get them.” Organized by Felicitas Ochoa D.C.S.I., the program primarily benefited local farm workers. “It was a fantastic turnout,” said Stadlbauer. “There was great generosity from the Summerset group, and many grateful families who were helped by both gifts and groceries.” Above are a few of the stalwart volunteers who stayed extra hours to distribute the Summerset communities’ largess.

James M. Hotchkiss, Jr. has published a great history of the Hotchkiss family entitled “A Pair of Kings and a Joker.” The book should be of interest to all who live on the land called Hotchkiss Tract, which is also known as Reclamation District 799. The area includes those living on Dutch Slough Road and Sandmound Boulevard, and surrounding areas. James M. Hotchkiss, Jr. is the grandson of W.J. Hotchkiss, the man the tract was named for. The 224-page “A Pair of Kings and a Joker” contains many pictures of Hotchkiss family members and tells an intimate tale of the growth of the family and its heritage. As Hotchkiss, Jr. writes, “Laugh out

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ioneer Elementary School’s Student Council exemplified the spirit of the holiday season when it decided to donate $150 dollars to the local Brentwood Community Chest charity organization. Every year the Brentwood Community Chest organization serves to assist the community’s families in need. After hearing about the need from their teacher, Student Council members Sarah, Jessop and Clarissa Grubbs immediately decided to make the donation. They recognized that with the economy in a sorry state, many people in the community might not be able to give as much as in the past, and that the Student Council could step in and help families enjoy the holiday season. The teachers and staff of Pioneer Elementary take pride in their students’ act of kindness and generosity – the very essence of the school’s purpose. Pioneer Elementary wishes everyone a Happy New Year!

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East County educators got a Grinchy surprise last week with the news of a proposed plan to slash $10 billion from local schools’ bare-bones coffers in order to rescue the state of California’s budget. The cuts, currently unidentified, are part of an overall package brought by state and assembly Republicans as a way to plug a leaking $40 billion dollar state deficit – the same budget passed by the legislature two months ago, and 85 days past its original deadline. What this means for schools throughout the state is not completely clear, but here in East County, school administrators are preparing for the worst. If the proposed plan is passed in Sacramento, the Oakley district could lose as much as $6 million of its roughly $24 million annual operating budget. “Merry Christmas,” said Oakley Union Elementary School District (OUESD) Superintendent Rick Rogers. In expectation of the losses, Rogers said the district has been preparing its staff for the inevitable by reducing spending, forgoing unnecessary expenditures and freezing salary increases. The district has already begun to save money through this year’s leasing of Almond Grove Elementary – the newest school in the district – to Trinity Christian School. The agreement will save OUESD approximately $300,000 per year. “I think everyone (school staff) is on board, and they understand that there is not a whole lot we can do until we know what the cuts will be,” said Rogers. “And it’s not a matter of if, but when. What I do know is that it’s a given that there won’t be a department or school program that will remain untouched by this, and that’s tragic.” Liberty Union High School District (LUHSD) Superintendent Dan Smith agreed. Since state construction dollars for

school improvements have been recently slashed, the focus has turned to the inevitable cuts to the LUHSD’s annual $58 million operating budget. “Certainly nothing is definite at this point, but since we heard (about the proposed cuts), there has been a non-essential hiring freeze,” said Smith. “In order to keep our classrooms going, we’re asking all staff to look at what they’re doing and see where they can cut costs. Things like turning off the computers at night, limiting the amount of copies they make and turning out lights make a difference. It all adds up.” But what doesn’t add up Smith says, is the state’s inability to balance the budget. “It is frustrating,” said Smith. “These are hard times and this is uncharted territory. But we (the LUHSD Board) are holding a study session on Jan. 14, and we’re hoping that by then we’ll have something solid to go on.” Melanie Jones, principal at Diablo Vista Elementary School in Antioch, says she has been working with her staff to cut back where possible, but admits the times are challenging. “The pressure here in California (regarding finances) is tough, and especially so for the schools,” said Jones. “Here (at Diablo Vista) we’re already doing without a vice principal, and just in terms of coverage – administratively and physically –it’s been difficult. We’ll just have to wait and see what the cuts are and go from there.” Educational budget woes are nothing new in California, a state that since the passage of Proposition 13 in the 1970s has seen a steady decline in funding for schools. According to recent studies released by the California Department of Education, California continues to lag behind the rest of the country in per pupil spending, teacher-to-student ratios and academic performance. “It’s taken 30 years to get there, but it finally did,” said Rogers of the state’s low rankings. “I just feel bad for the kids … the whole thing is just obscene.”


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Campus welcomes Watch DOGS by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer Rick Hilton is top dog at Diablo Vista Elementary School and he’s not just bragging. Hilton, along with dozens of others dads on the Antioch campus, are members of the Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students) program; a nationwide organization that has upgraded the roles of dads in the classroom and unleashed it on a grateful parent community. “What we basically are is another set of eyes on campus,” said Hilton, parent coordinator of the program. “But what’s different about this is that we don’t just volunteer in our child’s classroom. We go wherever we are needed – directing traffic; on the playground; even doing the heavy lifting.” A kind of honey-do list for the school set. “Moms have been in classrooms for years, of course, but for a lot of dads, it can be intimidating to come to school, because we don’t really know what to do,” said Dave Chuey, another DOGS dad. “So what’s great about DOGS is everything’s written out and dads know where they are going and what they are going to do. It’s structured, and that’s something we, as dads, need.” Scholastic expertise, insists Hilton, is not a criterion, but enthusiasm definitely is. “If you can shoot hoops here, then you’re Michael Jordan, no matter how good you are,” he said. “It’s all about being involved with the kids, and just by showing up, you’re showing you care.” Watch DOGS was founded in 1998 by a parent reacting to the school shooting in Jonesboro, Ark. The original concept behind the program was to prevent school violence by providing additional on-site support. But since then, the organization has evolved into much more, and Diablo Vista Principal Melanie Jones is thrilled. “There are, of course, no negatives to this (program),” said Jones. “The teachers have been telling me how great it’s been to have the help in the classrooms and throughout the campus. It’s been a real blessing.” And the benefit to the students as well, is obvious. Matthew Hilton, Rick’s son, said that having his dad on campus has been an all around great experience. “It’s been cool having my dad here,” said Matthew, 10. “I like it because I get to spend more time with him and he gets to be more involved in my class.” Diablo Vista is the first school in the East Bay to participate in the DOGS program, said Hilton. But the reaction has been so overwhelming, he is hopeful the group will spread to other schools in the Antioch Unified School District and eventually throughout East County. “When we first put this together, we were hoping for a half dozen dads coming maybe once a week to help out,” said Hilton. “At our first meeting, we had 30 initial volunteers show up, and I’d say there

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Rick Hilton, above, shares a moment with his son Matthew during his day at Diablo Vista Elementary. Hilton is the parent coordinator for the Watch DOGS program, a volunteer group that promotes dads’ participation on campus. are another 50 or so that are contacting us, asking how to get involved. Our goal was to have someone here every day of the week for the rest of the school year, and I’m sure we’ll fulfill our commitment.” With such successful numbers and continued involvement, what is the message the Watch DOGS bring to both students and dads? “Well, I think what it’s telling us is that dads want to be involved

in their children’s lives and that they want to take an active role,” said Chuey. “It’s saying to the kids that we care and that it’s our turn. This is something we should have been doing all along, but now we have the opportunity. It’s great for everyone.” For more information on the Watch DOGS program, call Diablo Vista at 925706-5288.

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For the sake of the children, take action I write this is honor of Raijon Daniels, Jazzmin Davis and her twin brother (who is said to be the living version of Jazzmin), and Kyle R. Moreover, I write this for the sake of the children whose stories have not yet been told, for the sake of children in the system, and for UEST the sake of chilCOMMENT dren who, at this very moment, are being abused and even tortured behind closed curtains we pass … every day. Understanding how anyone could torture a child is incomprehensible, but the fact that a total of four adults have now been charged with torturing Kyle R. is a horror that is truly unbelievable. How do four similarly sick-minded individuals manage to find each other to carry out such evil against a child? No one wants to believe that perversion and cruelty surround us. Kyle’s story, unfortunately, sheds a stark light on the truth that evil does, in fact, exist. And it lives near you. Evil can be found anywhere power reigns. I believe the dictum “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Likewise, history has proven

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that “all it takes for evil to exist is for good people to do nothing.” So, here I am, doing what I can, doing something, anything, to try to counter the atrocities against children – atrocities that are becoming all-too familiar. One cannot help but conclude that social workers failed all of these kids. The system failed them miserably and tragically. And with budgetary problems causing social service layoffs, the system won’t get any better. For this reason, it is more important than ever that those-who-can do all they can. We need to do better and we need to do more. And when I say “we,” I mean (first and foremost) social workers, teachers, school administrators, medical professionals, police officers, church workers, neighbors, philanthropists and legislators. I mean all of us. The fact that these kids were all in the system is only one similarity. The other common thread that runs through the tattered lives of these tortured kids is this: they all disappeared from public school. It seems to me that the school system and child welfare workers (just as their job titles indicate) represent the front line of child welfare. So how is it

LETTERS Help protect your property value Editor: This letter is intended for the residents of Discovery Bay Property Owners Association (DBPOA). I joined the DBPOA board this year along with four other new members. We are fully aware that there are major concerns about decisions past boards made and that there are those who question whether the DBPOA is a valid association. The goal of the new board has been to try to move forward and begin to work with the association members in a professional and respectful way.

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that children in the system are allowed to disappear from school without their welfare being red-flagged and called into serious question? Allowing children to disappear from school enables their abusers to inflict evils of the worst kind acted out in absolute isolation. As such, truancy (or lack of school registration) of a child in the system should sound a fierce alarm. From what I can tell, though, there is neither mandate nor ready means by which a school reports such absences to authorities. Here’s a thought: let us not continue to allow the life of a child to depend on the diligence and ability (or lack thereof) of one social worker. In this hi-tech age, we should have a means by which the various entities charged with ensuring the welfare of our children enter critical information into a database that would then “red-flag” cases of concern. What I am suggesting is a national database that tracks critical data concerning those most vulnerable among us: children. Creating such would require expertise and money. (Any Silicon Valley philanthropists reading this?) Obtaining

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The current board reached out to a group of vocal, concerned homeowners who have made some inappropriate accusations, and asked to meet with them to discuss our plans as a new board and listen to their concerns. The intent was to try to begin a process of working together to foster open communications to benefit the association members. This group flatly refused to meet with us! The request for an increase in homeowner dues is largely because of expenses due to lawsuits, requests for documentation, court costs, insurance and man hours, etc., over the years, all required by law for the board to address. This has left us with a deficit in trying to manage the association at the bare minimum. Also, with the increase in foreclosures, our income of available funds has dropped over 25 percent. The DBPOA dues of $25 per year have not increased for a number of years because of the bylaws. Therefore, we are requesting a bylaw change to give more flexibility in today’s environment. The intent of having a property owners association is to maintain a level of standards that protect the value of the homes within the association. Plain and simple, without a functioning association, there would be no recourse if a neighbor decides to paint his home purple or landscape with garish items. The items covered by the CC&Rs are not

the necessary level of cooperation, among the various entities that comprise the system we currently bemoan, would most certainly require a legal mandate. (Any elected officials reading this?) Making such a database reality won’t be easy, but it’s important. When human (and financial) resources are scarce, working harder is good, but working smarter is crucial. For the sake of our children, please, anyone and everyone charged with responsibility for children, anyone knowledgeable of the system, who understands the complexities in the way outsiders cannot, and anyone who has the knowledge – and the power – to make a difference, I implore you: be diligent and passionate, and do your part to remedy this broken system! Do this so that the deaths of Jazzmin and Raijon – and the nightmares that Jazzmin’s twin brother and Kyle R. have endured – will not be in vain. Do this so that we don’t have to read of more heartwrenching, unnecessary horrors such as these … ever again. Denise Niber-Montoya Discovery Bay

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subject to county or state enforcement. With severely limited funds, the process to address these concerns would be seriously impacted. We live in a beautiful and unique community and I am sure most residents, especially in today’s environment, want to protect their home value. Finally, our books are open to all homeowners in the association. I sincerely hope that before you vote, you take the time to find out the facts and get involved to make this association work to the benefit of all concerned. Jack Parker Discovery Bay

Dynamic duo leads school Editor: In this time of giving thanks, we think it is important to give thanks for the school-site leadership at Excelsior Middle School and all of the recent positive changes fostering student success this year. The teachers have not significantly changed in the last five years, but there has been a huge paradigm shift with the leadership of Ben Scinto and Karla Allen this year. There is an impressive collaborative team focus across departments and grade levels and recognition of the students and staff as they work together to be their best.

Mr. Scinto and Ms. Allen strive to make Excelsior a School-to-Watch program. Under their leadership, teachers, students and parents have adopted a school-wide emphasis on individual student strengths, teacher accountability and student responsibility. “Failure is not an option” is embraced by administrators, teachers, students and parents. Examples of this philosophy include the Effective Relief Program, Renaissance Program and TEAM Advisory class new to Excelsior under the leadership of Mr. Scinto and Ms. Allen. These programs have promoted an aura of excitement among the students as they challenge themselves to excel academically and be recognized publicly among their peers for their efforts. The TEAM class encourages students to explore values and study skills, develop long- and short-term goals and identify their own strengths and weaknesses. Students work with a consistent staff mentor throughout their career at Excelsior, which allows every student the opportunity to connect with a teacher who is committed to meeting the developmental needs of early adolescents. Attendance at the student-led conferences (part of the TEAM model) soared to an astounding 95 percent, with students and parents reporting that see Letters page 16A


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Letters from page 15A they enjoyed sharing a selected piece of work from each class. Students reported they felt their parents listened when they talked. Furthermore, Mr. Scinto and Ms. Allen have implemented the use of data-based outcome measures to track academic performance throughout the year, allowing teachers to provide immediate, individualized remediation or enrichment. When faced with the everyday challenges, Mr. Scinto and Ms. Allen constructively solve problematic issues by focusing on the academic, social and developmental needs of students, their parents and the staff. Mr. Scinto and Ms. Allen have an open-door policy for students, parents and the staff and a can-do attitude, helping whenever and wherever possible. Students acknowledge the positive changes on campus as well. One student states, “I really like Monday Huddle because I get to know the teachers and I like the student recognition.” Another states, “Huddle is ‘fabtastic.’ Teachers are telling us life lessons through stories and I think they are getting across because we can relate.” Finally, another states, “Mr. Scinto is a very nice and caring person and he understands me.” Parents agree as well. One parent stated, “As a parent of an eighth-grade student, this year has been awesome! The ER program has been great and it has helped her (my daughter) with

homework and to bring those grades up that she’s having problems with in class.” We are proud and excited to be a part of Team Scinto and Allen! Their creative, compassionate and committed leadership, as well as their intellectual guidance will surely be the keys to the successful academic future of Excelsior Middle School and its path to a California Schools-to-Watch recipient. Brian Beggs, Brenda Burnight, Michele Carr, Sherri Cline, Matt Colbert, Kevin Coren, Janelle Craig, Kecia Fiori, Ben Foley, Candice Hansen, Erica Hornnes, Becky Hund, Kim Karr, Tony Martins, Stacie Maslen, Cindy Musser, Lara Robinson, Whitney Skinner, Danielle Storey, Kathy Tickner, Jeanne Turner, Heather Wenzler, Lois Wetter-Tilbury and Francisco Zelaya Excelsior Middle School faculty

Take a hard look Editor: To whom it may be behind the dbpoac@comcast.net letter that I received in the mail. I am a homeowner in Discovery Bay (second home). When we bought our house, I was quite surprised at how low the association dues were. My realtor agreed and even admitted that the service from the association(s) suffers because of this. I have owned other second homes, most with associations and I have never before seen a “cap” like the DBPOA has on raising fees. All of the other associa-

tions I have been involved with charge more, but more importantly, provide better service in return. I have read the materials on this issue and strongly disagree with your position. There is no way a proper association can be run on the existing budget. The DBPOA doesn’t even have enough money to keep a status quo, let alone to help make our community better. Your comments on the payment of consultants and part-time employees seems to be taken quite out of context. Clearly contract consultants are going to be more expensive on an hourly basis. But if the DBPOA had better funding, it could hire the proper full time staff required and we would not be forced to pay high contract consultant wages. Take a hard look at this situation: the cap on fees is decades old and the cost of living has risen dramatically since then. So if you’re an actual homeowner in Discovery Bay, and you are hoping to make this community a better place to live, you’ll support the change in the charter an allow the association to charge “market” association fees. Then we can work together to make sure the association does its job, properly, within budget and that it sets up a solid, longterm plan to make our community one of the best places to live in and visit. With a Yes vote, we’ll all have a better community to live in. Michael F. Moran DBPOA member

Response to ‘the rest’ Editor: This is in response to “The Rest of the Story” in your recent newspaper ad to vote yes on bylaw changes. Managing the association on $41,000 yearly dues is indeed a challenge for a board that overpays a parttime contract secretary, inspector and consultant (over $56,000) to administer outdated CC&Rs over 20 years old. You instead concentrate on updating the standards (your interpretations of the CC&Rs), so is it any wonder rules consistently change? Therefore, there is no shortage of violations or fines. So why aren’t the CC&Rs updated? You say you can’t agree on how to update them, and it would require a membership vote – a sizeable added expense. So the sizeable added expense is instead for a vote to increase dues, and the CC&Rs will remain the same, outdated and inconsistent with county ordinances. It’s also a vote to allow future inflationary increases at your discretion; no membership vote. Who’s been getting the free ride? No Superior Court decision against you? The Hall vs. DBPOA is probably the most significant Superior Court case. The DBPOA was removed from the chains of title for an entire tract. Why are Small Claims Court losses even being brought up by you? Agreed, they see Letters page 17A

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Caring from page 1A weekend’s event drew near, checks, toys and food began arriving in quantity, and more volunteers than ever turned out to collect, sort and pack the toys to be given away. There were even enough donations to allow three truckloads of toys and several more of food to be shipped over to Oakley to bolster the nascent effort there. I still had the dream, though. Every year, on the Thursday night before the massive food sorting and packing effort begins, I sleep not with sugar plums dancing in my head, but a vision of the multipurpose room at Brentwood Elementary (the use of which, along with pallet jacks, kitchen facilities and plenty of manpower, help make the program possible) stacked with several tons of food, and nobody there to sort it but me. Again, I needn’t have worried so much. Come Friday, more than 300 volunteers of every age turned out to lend a hand. There were so many people that it became a challenge just moving about the room putting soup in the soup stack and succotash in the vegetable stack. People then stuck around, waiting patiently for their turn get an empty box, fill it with food and return for another. The huge task was completed an hour faster than in previous years. Volunteers were turning out in Oakley, too. Earlier in the week, the Friends managed to gather some two dozen helpers to wrap every one of the toys that would be distributed to 365 children. Uniform stacks of numbered boxes, neatly covering most of floor in the council chambers at City Hall, held more than a ton of food and stood ready and waiting for distribution. There’s always a certain amount of chaos expected when giveaway day ar-

Wizard from page 1A the district are exceptional. Dennis, we thank you so much for everything you’ve done for the district.” After receiving a standing ovation from the board members and audience at the meeting, Buckley said, “Liberty has been like my family for 38½ years. It’s been fun. I’ve seen a lot of changes. I remember when the board room was maybe a third this size, Liberty was about

rives. Most of it usually involves traffic, as hundreds of cars converge to pick up baskets. They turn into the wrong driveways and park in the wrong places, and I expected the same again this year. I needn’t have worried so much. The Brentwood Police Department and its

Explorers this year did a masterful job of directing things, adding to the use of warehouse space for temporary storage and the use of two cardboard debris bins to the invaluable support provided by the city. Traffic wasn’t a big deal around

Oakley’s City Hall, either, primarily because of the strong backs of some of the volunteers. About a half dozen hardy individuals with hand trucks and wagons carted every box to people’s cars, loaded them up and went back for more. In the end, more than 650 families got some much-needed support in far East County. In addition, the Toys for Tots program got several bags of extra toys, a dozen food baskets and turkeys were delivered to Shepherd’s Gate women’s center, and several hundred pounds of food were trucked over to the Harvest Time church. In Oakley, the Friends succeeded in inaugurating what will surely be as beloved a community event as has been happening in Brentwood for many years. They’re to be congratulated for their courage and determination to do it in a year that’s been hard on everyone, which makes it all the more important. And in Brentwood, I’m proud to say we all agree: 2008 was perhaps our smoothest year to date. It’s a fine swan song for outgoing president Bill Hill, and the semi-retirement of Mike Currier, a mainstay of the program since its inception. Their shoes will be hard to fill, but with the help of several new key players (some of whom know they’ll be key, some of whom don’t – yet), we’ll be fine. Thanks to everyone who donated, collected, sorted, packed, delivered, checked lists, cooked breakfast, broke down boxes, swept floors or otherwise supported the two efforts. To see hundreds of people help the programs grow and get better, even as the economy shrinks and gets worse, is heartwarming in the extreme. I’m confident that the program will be as robust as ever next year, and that I won’t need to worry so much.

1,000 kids, Roy Ghiggeri ran the adult ed program out of a trailer that was parked on the lawn behind the counseling office, and the band and the choir and the drama people did their thing in the cafeteria. “So things have changed. We’ve gotten bigger. Big is not always the best. There’s some things about the small Liberty that we’ll never recapture – the sense of family that you can have only in a small school. I miss those days. But you can’t do

anything about growth. You just have to do the best you can. I think this district has. Thank you for letting me be a part of it.” As Board President Joanne Byer presented Buckley with gifts of a liberty bell and an engraved silver mouse, she recalled how Buckley helped get the bell system running again after a fire at Liberty High. Buckley noted that the folks at La Paloma weren’t too happy that he had to take

their system and install it at Liberty. In reference to all of the times Buckley has been called upon to fix one technological problem or another, Freedom Principal Eric Volta jokingly asked Buckley, “Are you keeping the same cell number?” After Buckley said yes, Volta said, “That’s all I need to know.” David Andrews was hired earlier in the meeting to serve as the district’s new network administrator.

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Freedom rebounds from forfeits by Dave Roberts Staff Writer A paperwork snafu has led to Freedom High School’s boys basketball team forfeiting its first eight games this season, including last week’s championship victory in the Stonebarger Tournament. After Monday night’s exciting come-from-behind victory over Encinal High, Freedom Coach Drew Torres said his team still considers itself to be 7-3, based on the outcome of its first 10 games. Officially, though, the Falcons are 2-8, due to the ineligibility of one of their star players in the first eight games, Nick Blount, who won the Stonebarger MVP trophy. The 6-foot-2-inch junior guard and forward transferred to Freedom this year, but the school’s athletic department failed to file the necessary paperwork with the league for the transfer. That paperwork has now been filed and Blount has been reinstated, although he missed Monday night’s home game due to a knee in-

jury in practice. For the first half of the game, it looked like the Falcons could have used Blount’s deadly shooting accuracy, especially from three-point range, because it was pretty much all Jets in the first two quarters. Playing a jet-like, run-andgun street game, Encinal was able to score off of numerous fast breaks for easy layups. Meanwhile, Freedom committed turnovers as it worked the ball around the perimeter looking for an open man. The result was a 31-23 lead at the half for Encinal, which was looking like it was engineering a potential blowout. But the game quickly turned around in the third quarter after Torres put some of his better players in the game, whom he had sat out in the first half for disciplinary reasons. The difference was most noticeable on defense, as the Falcons shut down see Freedom page 5B

Freedom High’s Andrew Garner scores two of his 19 points against Encinal High on Monday night. The team looks in fine shape for upcoming league play, despite an initial setback due to an ineligible player.

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Sixty and flourishing A woman reaches a menacing milestone and realizes she’s still that child chasing fireflies – only wiser.

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rosley Gracie Jiu-Jitsu raised money for the Pancreatic Cancer Foundation as part of the recent grand opening celebration of its new facility at 3291 Walnut Blvd., Suite 140 in Brentwood. The event featured classes for children and adults, raffled prizes, the promotion of students, a barbecue and a jiu-jitsu seminar for more than 60 students. The owner of the 6,000-square-foot facility looks forward to continue offering Brentwood and surrounding towns a place where entire families can learn martial arts, get in shape and have a lot of fun in the process. New members who sign up in December will receive a discount. For more information, call 925-634-6958 or visit www.crosleygracie.com.

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Angling for memories by Don Davis Correspondent

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Dallas Ranch Middle School won the second annual Antioch Unified School District Intramural Boys Basketball Tournament.

Dallas Ranch takes tourney Dallas Ranch Middle School defeated Black Diamond Middle School 29-27 in the championship game of the second annual Antioch Unified School District Intramural Boys Basketball Tournament on Dec. 13 at Dallas Ranch Middle School. Antioch and Park middle schools also took the court in the tournament.

The hard-fought championship game went down to the finish and displayed both teams’ outstanding sportsmanship and teamwork. Dallas Ranch point guard Kendall Smith drained the go-ahead shot with 35 seconds left in the game, concluding a successful tournament featuring enthusiastic fan support and talented student athletes.

Highly visible and some would even say gaudy, they zoom around in high-performance boats. Usually just two guys focused on a singular pursuit of largemouth bass. They compete in the Angler of the Year point standings and all strive to be the best. Their kids are left home with a video game or a television day while these fathers seek the next tournament trophy. I have been and I am one of these fishermen driven to prove my skill through competition. However, I envy the dad or granddad on the bank or with a family boat, who realizes that fishing with a child is more rewarding. They find pleasure in fishing, talking and admiring nature. Catching is a bonus. At the end of the day, they caught happy, lifelong memories of time spent bonding and learning. Forty years later, those children will treasure the worn and faded photographs with fond memories while reliving the day. Fishing bonds dads and kids and family. I wonder if we tournament guys really get it. Mother Nature replenished the Delta with another abundant spawn. Peer into the water and you’ll see hordes of 2- to 5-inch nervous fry hugging the shoreline. It’s a time of abundance, and the opportunistic bass gorge on the fingerlings with abandon. You have a lot of competition for the attention of a bass, who are roaming and chasing the fry. They set up in ambush, hiding on a point with current. Fingerlings see Angling page 3B


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Angling from page 2B drift by and the feast is on. They chase in weedy flats with fry leaping out of the water in fear. Your challenge is to compete with nature’s abundant servings and watch your child catch a fish. Many techniques will work. For dads and kids, live bait is a good option. Live bait fishing will only be successful if you fish the right areas. For big fish, catch some bluegill with your child and keep them alive. They can be caught near any Delta shoreline and under docks using red worms and a very small weight. The best size is 3 to 5 inches. Get 10 or so and get set for a child’s lasting memory. Acquire a slip bobber and some bobber stops from a local tackle store in advance of this adventure. Slip a bobber stop on the line, then the bobber, then tie on a wide gap hook with no weight. Set your bobber stop at 18 inches. Grab a bluegill and hook it about a half-inch deep behind the dorsal fin. Cast this softly and allow the bluegill to seek cover. For starters, fish them around marina docks or Discovery Bay docks. Keep the bait close to the dock by tending the line. The bluegill will seek the dark shade under the dock until it attracts an opportunistic bass. The bluegill alone will dance and dart the bobber and you will soon get in synch with that rhythm. Allow it to do its dance. Suddenly the cadence changes as a bass circles the bluegill. With polarized glasses you might see the bass closing in for a meal. The bluegill will start extended dives and lunges, pulling the telltale bobber down and

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around. It might jump out of the water. Be patient. The bass is positioning for his feast. The bass will take it down slowly and with apparent purpose. Point your rod directly toward the movement and free spool your reel while the bass swims slowly off and pauses. Wait some more! On the second slow move, have your child set the hook by sweeping the rod to the 12 o’clock position with gusto. This technique works equally well for big striped bass in the fall of the year. You can also purchase minnows from a bait shop. These are fished the same way and will probably result in more bites, including a lot of 10- to 14-inch fish. For younger children, many small bites are far better than three or four big bites. With minnows, you will catch a variety of fish: crappie, catfish, red ear sunfish, largemouth bass and striped bass. Minnow fishing mixed with bluegill fishing will produce the most fish, with a big one or two mixed in. Give the children minnow-rigged rods and flip out the bluegill rod yourself. Please have the presence to hand the bluegill rod to your child when a big one bites on it. At the end of the day, you made a memory. Your child will show off the pictures to schoolmates and brag a little about Dad. You might brag a little to your work buddies, too. Grab your camera and do this for four or five hours. Please release these fish. If necessary, cut off the hook rather than kill the fish. You’re making a memory, not a meal.

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Local Legends inducted into Class of ‘08 The Antioch Sports Legends recently inducted its Class of 2008, 14 individuals and one team whose achievements on and off the field have become a source of pride to their community. They include Gary Shields, All-Around Athlete; Sue Cottier, Basketball; Max Neal and Greg Glod, Baseball; Edmund “Babe” Atkinson, Coach; Leo Fontana, Community Leadership; William “Bill” Beasley, Jess Cone, John Olenchalk and Ron Sbranti, Football; Wayne Sleppy, Golf; Rachelle Manning, Softball; Dennis Boyd, Swimming; Eddie Savage, Track; and Antioch High School’s 1966-67 football team and head coach Bill Snelson, Team. The Antioch Sports Legend Hall of Fame, located at 1500 W. Fourth St., is sponsored by the Antioch Historical Society. The museum is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. For more about Sports Legends, visit www.antiochsportslegends.com. Below, courtesy of Antioch Sports Legends, the Press presents the second in a series of profiles of these outstanding athletes:

Sue Cottier No Antioch High alumna had ever received an athletic scholarship until Sue Cottier came along. The 6-foot-1-inch basketball player was part of the 1976 league championship team (coached by Mario Tonin) that brought the four-year, 26-game winning streak of Clayton Valley High to a screeching halt. Sue played varsity center all three

attention is now turned to teaching P.E. to disabled K-12 students in the Antioch school district.

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years of high school, from 1974 to ’76. She was MVP in 1975 and Co-MVP as a senior in 1976. She averaged 14 points and 14 rebounds per game, and posted a high game of 27 points. Sue first attended DVC, earning All-League and Most Valuable Player in 1977 and ’78, averaging 19 points per game and recording a high game of 35 points. The University of San Francisco offered her a scholarship, and at USF Sue pushed her team to second place in the Nor-Cal League. The 1979-80 Lady Dons won the AIAW (Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women) Western Small College Regionals in USF’s final year of eligibility, guaranteeing a berth in the AIAW National tournament.

Sue’s skills placed the Lady Dons first in the Nor-Cal League in 1979-80, 12th best in the nation and the No. 1 seed in the AIAW’s Region 8, Division 1 group, beating Stanford and UCLA along the way. Basketball continued to play a primary role in Sue’s life. After earning a B.A. at USF, a teaching credential at St. Mary’s and a special graduate credential in adaptive P.E. at Sonoma State, she came back to Antioch as a coach and teacher. During her 12-year AHS tenure, the women Panthers were BVAL Co-champions in 198889, and placed second at North Coast in 1989, ’90 and ’91. Top players Vanessa Selden and Stacey Johnson learned their basketball fundamentals from Sue. Her

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If the title Father of Modern Antioch existed, Leo could easily claim it. His behind-the-scenes involvement goes back six decades. He had a hand in bringing County East Mall, East County Bank, Delta Memorial Hospital and the Antioch Senior Citizens Center into existence. He’s served on the boards of several local charities and organizations. Antioch’s voters elected him to the Antioch City Council, on which he served from 1982 to ’86. He was also an Antioch planning commissioner, parks and recreation commissioner and charter president of the Antioch Merchants Association. The Chamber of Commerce honored him twice as Antioch Citizen of the Year. Leo might easily be called the Cal Ripken, Jr. of service club members. He has 59 years – and counting – of perfect attendance; 29 years with the Lions Club, and 30 years with the Rotary Club of Antioch. Sports and recreation programs in the city all seem to trace their origins back to Leo. He participated in the creation of the Antioch Hornets football team, Lob Ball league, Antioch Softball League and see Legends page 6B


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Freedom from page 1B Encinal’s inside game, limiting the Jets to a mere five points in the third quarter. But the Falcons were also on fire offensively, scoring 22 points in the quarter, nearly as many as they scored in the entire first half, giving them a nine-point lead at the end of the quarter. The teams played evenly in a fourth quarter marred by overzealous referees handing down several technicals to both teams, arousing the wrath of many in the crowd. Freedom won by 11 points, 65-54. The high scorer for Freedom was 5foot-6-inch guard Daniel Pereira, who scored nine of his 20 points from the line with a one-handed free-throw shot, which one would think would make the shot doubly difficult. The other standout was Andrew Garner, who scored 19 and hauled down nine rebounds. “It was pretty ugly,” said Coach Torres. “They came out with way more energy than us. We talked about that at halftime. I felt like in the third quarter we did have more energy. So far this year, third quar-

team, Heinz is proud of the fact that the Lions won their first-ever homecoming basketball game, 59-42, over Sonoma Valley High on Saturday. The standouts in that game were Liberty’s Ryan Lett with 12 points, Shane Pilgrim with 11 and Anthony Augliera with 10. “We had a really close game in the first half and really played great defense in the third quarter – we held them to five points and really took over the game,” said Heinz. “In the second half, we outscored them 34 to 16. We are 6-3 (as of Monday), and that’s the best start the Liberty basketball program has had in quite some time. So we are trying to turn things a little bit.” League action begins at 7 p.m. on Jan. 2 with a home game against Antioch High. ters have been our best quarters.” Regarding the game forfeitures, Torres said, “In our locker room we are 7-3 because we won those games – it was just a paper error.” Blount could have played Monday night but Torres decided to err on the side of caution, ensuring his star would be ready for league action beginning with Pittsburg on Jan. 2. Despite the initial setback, the Falcons look primed to make a strong run for the league playoffs. “As far as NCS goes, we have to have a winning record against Division 1 teams,” said Torres. “Preseason is what it is. Our main focus is league.” Freedom Athletic Director Steve Amaro said he would be returning the Stonebarger trophy to Liberty High School, which is now the winner of the school’s tournament, having lost to Freedom in the championship game. No decision has been made yet on whether the MVP trophy will be awarded to another player. Amaro added that precautions have been put in place to prevent future paperwork snafus.

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Legends from page 4B Antioch Babe Ruth Baseball, for which he served as its first president. An athlete himself, Leo played catcher for the Antioch Merchants team and left halfback for the Antioch Alumni Football team in the late 1940s and early 1950s. He was chairman of a committee that created a new corporation to run the Antioch Municipal Golf Course, and helped establish the Antioch Bocce Ball League. His love of sports and his community led to his involvement in assisting in the creation of the Antioch Sports Legends Program and display in 2007, for which he was co-honored, with the other four founders, as Antioch Citizen of the Year.

Greg Glod Greg has served with the U.S. Secret Service since 1985, protecting the president and supervising terrorist investigations following the 2001 World Trade Center attack. Greg’s drive and accomplishment was evident as a young athlete in Antioch, where he played in Little League with the Beswick Bears, as an All-Star with the Riverview Lodge Babe Ruth team in 1968 and as a Panther pitcher from 1969-71. As a senior, the 6-foot-4-inch righthander was baseball’s MVP and averaged 13 points per game on the basketball court. Greg threw a shutout during the 1970 Northern California championships as his Panther team defeated the Fremont High team of future Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley. Under Coach Bill Snelson, Greg’s power pitching enabled him to post

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a career 11-2 two-year record. Greg’s accomplishments led to his inclusion on the All-League Second Team. He received the Contra Costa Times Super Sport Award in 1971 for his DVAL record-setting 28 scoreless innings. As a senior, he threw 48 innings, allowing 35 hits, struck out 57 batters and recorded a DVAL 1.16 ERA. His post-prep career led to DVC, where he went 3-1 for the Vikings in 1972. Several big colleges offered Greg scholarships, but major league organizations wanted him, too. The Philadelphia Phillies selected Greg in the second round as the 25th overall pick of the draft. Greg played on three Phillies farm teams: Clearwater, Fla., Auburn, N.Y., and Spartanburg, S.C. A serious arm injury ended his pro career in 1976, after which he went back

to college and graduated from Sacramento State University in 1977. Following graduation, Greg returned to Antioch to serve as a police officer and help found the popular Pig Bowl charity football games in 1979. When not in uniform, he returned to the diamond, earning a silver medal in softball in the 1979 State Police Olympics.

Rachelle Manning Rachelle emerged as possibly the premier scholar-athlete of the 1980s at Antioch High. Academics and class president duties shared equal time with softball, but the 1989 Contra Costa Times Player of the Year managed to squeeze in some remarkable athletic accomplishments. Her prep softball career began as a Park Junior High ninth-grader. She was Student Body President and was named Athlete of the Year. At AHS, Rachelle

batted .423 as a sophomore and was named All-League at second base as a junior (stealing 22 bases), while serving as class president both years. Rachelle was an All-League pitcher, and as a senior, was named MVP in volleyball and softball, where she posted a 13-1 pitching record in her 1989 senior year. Also in 1989, she was named Tribune Player of the Year in softball, finishing with a 13-1 pitching record. Rachelle continued in softball at Sacramento State University as a four-year starter, attending on a full scholarship. Years of student leadership experience made her an obvious candidate for team captain – as a freshman. By her junior year as a Hornet, Rachelle had compiled a 4.0 GPA and had started in every game. She captained her team to a ranking of 16th nationwide in the NCAA Division 1 softball poll, and made the NCAA regionals. In four years, Rachelle never missed a game – 215 in all – and took the mound as a starter in 203 contests. Her softball eligibility ended in 1994, and Rachelle shifted to basketball, where she played point guard while finishing her degree in sports marketing and business. The scholar-athlete continued to prove herself as a graduate student, achieving a perfect 4.0 at the University of Tennessee, where she earned a master’s degree in sports management in 1995. Rachelle’s academic and athletic expertise is put to good use at Wilson Sporting Goods, where she currently works as national accounts manager.


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AMENDED FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008068-00 The name of the business (es): Sugimoto Dental Laboratory Located at: 4501 Ohara Ave., #J In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Mailing: 2155 Cypress Pt., Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jeffry S. Sugimoto, 2155 Cypress Point, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/ A. Signature of registrant: Jeffry S. Sugimoto This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: October 31, 2008 By: Courtney Munn, Deputy Expires: October 31, 2013 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: December 26, 2008, January 2, 9, 16, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008195-00 The name of the business (es): Flavable Details Located at: 572 Norris Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Shelena Nickelson, 572 Norris Street, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 11/6/08. Signature of registrant: Shelena Nickelson This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: November 6, 2008 By: C. Sullivan, Deputy Expires: November 6, 2013 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2008 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008510-00 The name of the business (es): C K Pizzeria Located at: 380 West Country Club Drive, Suite A In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Kenneth and Cindi Kulp, 5060 Perry Way, Antioch, CA 94531. This business is conducted by: a Husband & Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Kenneth Kulp This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: November 20, 2008 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: November 20, 2013 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: December 12, 19, 26, 2008, January 2, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008584-00 The name of the business (es): Radar Investigations; Radar Judgment Enforcement; Deadbeats Defeated Located at: 14650 Highway 4, Suite A106 In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Martel Antonio Espinoza, 227 Whitman Court, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Martel A. Espinoza This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: November 24, 2008 By: Courtney Munn, Deputy Expires: November 24, 2013 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: December 19, 26, 2008, January 2, 9, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008671-00 The name of the business (es): Touch of Life Massage Located at: 8368 Brentwood Blvd., Suite B In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Mailing: 4888 Portsalon Way, Antioch, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Wendy Ye, 4888 Portsalon Way, Antioch, CA 94531 . This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Wendy Ye This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 1, 2008 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: December 1, 2013 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: December 12, 19, 26, 2008, January 2, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008552-00 The name of the business (es): Delta Information Technology Located at: 4860 Valley Way In: Antioch, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): James Marchetti, 4860 Valley Way, Antioch, CA 94531. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: James Marchetti This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: November 21, 2008 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: November 21, 2013 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish: December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2008 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File #F-0008457-00 The name of the business (es): Diamond Construction Located at: 4317 Redwood Drive In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jose Carlos Torres, 4317 Redwood Drive, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 10/16/06. Signature of registrant: Jose Carlos Rodriguez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: November 7, 2008 By: P. Cornelius, Deputy Expires: November 7, 2013 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2008

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008705-00 The name of the business (es): Double L Designs Located at: 2435 Pismo Court In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Larry Labrucherie, 2435 Pismo Court, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 12/2/08. Signature of registrant: Larry Labrucherie This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 2, 2008 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: December 2, 2013 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: December 19, 26, 2008, January 2, 9, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008735-00 The name of the business (es): Firehouse Electric Located at: 1372 Reagan Way In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Sheri Bond 9050 Deer Valley RD Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Brett Jensen This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 2, 2008 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: December 2, 2013 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: December 12, 19, 26, 2008, January 2, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008797-00 The name of the business (es): Brentwood Massage Located at: 180 Griffith Lane In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Mailing: 2400 Shady Willow, #8F, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Melissa Jones Kirk, 2400 Shady Willow, #8F, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Melissa J. Kirk This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 4, 2008 By: Courtney Munn, Deputy Expires: December 4, 2013 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: December 19, 26, 2008, January 2, 9, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008851-00 The name of the business (es): Oncore Wholesale Located at: 5761 Salmon Court In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): D Greg Surrott, 5761 Salmon Court, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 12/8/08. Signature of registrant: D Greg Surrott This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 8, 2008 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: December 8, 2013 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: December 19, 26, 2008, January 2, 9, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008927-00 The name of the business (es): Goodnessology Located at: 224 Mountain View Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Ali-Jaffarzadeh, 224 Mountain View Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 12/10/08. Signature of registrant: Ali Jaffarzadeh This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 10, 2008 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: December 10, 2013 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: December 26, 2008, January 2, 9, 16, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0009122-00 The name of the business (es): Ralph Farber Hauling Located at: 4285 Pacheco Boulevard In: Martinez, CA 94553 Mailing: 5855 Yawl Street, Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Ralph David Farber, 5855 Yawl Street, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 12/19/- 08. Signature of registrant: Ralph D. Farber This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 19, 2008 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: December 19, 2013 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: December 26, 2008, January 2, 9, 16, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0009065-00 The name of the business (es): Ferrel Custom Design Pools & Spas Located at: 3860 Balfour Road In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Dellinger & Ferrel, Inc., 2426 Chestnut Street, Brentwood, CA 94513 Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 12/17/- 08. Signature of registrant: Jerry Dellinger-President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 17, 2008 By: M. Oliver, Deputy Expires: December 17, 2013 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: December 26, 2008, January 2, 9, 16, 2009

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0009055-00 The name of the business (es): The Huang Law Firm Located at: 1767 Diamond Springs Lane In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Mailing: P.O. Box 1783, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Tsz-Hai Huang, 1767 Diamond Springs Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/2/09. Signature of registrant: Tsz-Hai Huang This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 17, 2008 By: M. Oliver, Deputy Expires: December 17, 2013 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: December 26, 2008, January 2, 9, 16, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File $F-0008535-00 The name of the business (es): Posey’s Hearing Aid Center Located at: 3240 Lone Tree Way #103 In: Antioch, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Michael Allen Spain 1355 Creekside Dr. #106, Walnut Creek, CA 94596. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 11/20/08. Signature of registrant: Michael Spain This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: November 21, 2008 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: November 21, 2013 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: December 12, 19, 26, 2008, January 2, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008552-00 The name of the business (es): Delta Information Technology Located at: 4860 Valley Way In: Antioch, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): James Marchetti, 4860 Valley Way, Antioch, CA 94531. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: James Marchetti This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: November 21, 2008 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: November 21, 2013 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish: December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2008 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008673-00 The name of the business (es): Gigi’s Fabulous Fashion Located at: 200 Mountainview Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Mariquit Mengenhauser 200 Mountainview Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Mariquit Mengenhauser This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 1, 2008 By: Courtney Munn, Deputy Expires: December 1, 2013 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: December 19, 26, 2008, January 2, 9, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0009092-00 The name of the business (es): E Motors Located at: 111 Center Ave., Suite J In: Pacheco, CA 94563 Mailing: P.O. Box 2033, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Fazli Auto Sales Inc., 1006 Natwick Way, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Farhad Fazli, CEO This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 18, 2008 By: B. Basch, Deputy Expires: December 18, 2013 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: December 26, 2008, January 2, 9, 16, 2008 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008989-00 The name of the business (es): Rock ‘N’ Hess Products Located at: 704 Redhaven Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Barry Strock II and Amber Hess-Strock, 704 Redhaven Street, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband & Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 11/8/08. Signature of registrant: Barry Strock II This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 15, 2008 By: C. Sullivan, Deputy Expires: December 15, 2013 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: December 26, 2008, January 2, 9, 16, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0009125-00 The name of the business (es): KR Packaging Located at: 1170 Amanda Circle In: Brentwood, CA 94513. Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Kenneth James Rocconi; Malinda Sue Rocconi, 1170 Amanda Circle, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Kenneth J. Rocconi This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 19, 2008 By: P. Cornelius, Deputy Expires: December 19, 2013 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: December 26, 2008, January 2, 9,16, 2009

NAME CHANGE NOTICE PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Amy Lee Anderson-Rullier, 425 29th Street, Richmond, CA 94804 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Amy Lee Anderson-Rullier FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N08-1642 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Amy Lee Anderson- Rullier filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Amy Lee Anderson-Rullier to Proposed Name: Burgundy Chaffon 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 2/2/09 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: 12/8/08 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 19, 26, 2008, January 2, 9, 2009 NAME CHANGE NOTICE PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Yesenia Hernandez Figueroa, 3201 Tulare Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Yesenia Hernandez Figueroa FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N08-1925 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Yesenia Hernandez Figueroa filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Cesar Daniel Rodriguez to Proposed Name: Cesar Daniel Hernandez 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 1/20/09 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS b. Notice to father named on birth certificate and notice to biological father is waived by order of the court. Date: November 20, 2008 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 12, 19, 26, 2008, January 2, 2009 NAME CHANGE NOTICE PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Sheila Turkzadeh Antioch, CA 94531 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Sheila Turkzadeh FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N08-1658 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Sheila Turkzadeh filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Ashkon Alexander Rafizadeh to Proposed Name: Ashkon Alexander Turkzadeh 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 1/16/09 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS b. Biological father must be personally served. Date: 11/19/08 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2008 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: December 12, 2008 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: ISSAS LLC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 2261 BALFOUR ROAD SUITE C BRENTWOOD, CA 94513-4946 Type of license(s) Applied for: 41-ON-SALE BEER AND WINE EATING PLACE Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 26, 2008

to Deed of Trust Recorded on 01/18/07 in Instrument No. 2007-0016055-00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: DANIEL VALENTI, a Married Man, as Trustor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for HSBC Bank USA, N.A., as Trustee on behalf of ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust and for the registered holders of ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust, Series 2007 ASAP2, Asset Backed Pass-Through Certificates, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state), at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main & Court Streets), 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California described as: 1365 STONEHAVEN DRIVE, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $697,658.79 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Requirements of SB1137 have been met pursuant to the Notice of Sale Declaration of record. DATE: December 11, 2008 Kari Sheehan Assistant Secretary & Assistant Vice President Aztec Foreclosure Corporation c/o 3350 Country Club Dr., Suite 202 Cameron Park, CA 95682 Phone: (800) 731- 0850 or (602) 222-5711 Fax: (847)627-8803 For Trustee’s Sale Information Call 714-730-2727 www.fidelityasap.com ASAP# 2949936 12/26/2008, 01/02/- 2009, 01/09/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 26, 2008, January 2, 9, 2009

the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: PARCEL ONE: LOT 113, AS SHOWN ON SUBDIVISION 8469, FILED DECEMBER 19, 2002, IN BOOK 450, PAGE 1, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS, AS AMENDED BY CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION, RECORDED JULY 25, 2003, INSTRUMENT NO. 2003-359512, OFFICIAL RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: ALL OIL, GAS, AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS LOCATED IN ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE PROPERTY LYING MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED (500) FEET BELOW THE SURFACE OF THE PROPERTY, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER OF ENTRY ON THE SURFACE OR WITHIN FIVE HUNDRED (500) FEET BELOW THE SURFACE OF THE PROPERTY, AS RESERVED IN THE DEED RECORDED OCTOBER 1, 2002, INSTRUMENT NO. 2002-351660, OFFICIAL RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: ‘’ALL INTEREST IN SUB-SURFACE WATER RIGHTS BELOW 300 FEET THAT THEY MAY HAVE’’ AS SET FORTH ON THE FILED MAP. PARCEL TWO: NON EXCLUSIVE EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS TO THE EXTENT DESCRIBED IN THE DECLARATION AS BEING RESERVED OR GRANTED TO OR FOR THE BENEFIT OF OWNERS OF LOTS (AS SUCH TERMS ARE DEFINED IN THE DECLARATION). Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $623,043.0 9(estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1781 GIOTTO DRIVE BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 APN Number: 019-720-054 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. DATE: 12-11-2008 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 730- 2727 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www. priorityposting.com Deborah Brignac CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 2946914 12/19/- 2008, 12/26/2008, 01/02/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 19, 26, 2008, January 2, 2009

MAIL AND CERTIFIED MAIL RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED] advising the borrower: (1) of the lender’s (or lender’s authorized agent’s) desire to speak to borrower to assess the borrower’s financial situation and to explore options for the borrower to avoid foreclosure; (2) of the lender’s (or lender’s authorized agent’s) tollfree number to contact the lender or the lender’s authorized agent; and, (3) of the toll-free telephone number made available by HUD to find a HUD-certified housing counseling agency. DATE: 12-16- 2008 FOR TRUSTEE’S SALES INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL 714-7302727, OR VISIT WEBSITE: WWW. FIDELITYASAP.COM PLM LENDER SERVICES, INC., As Trustee (408)-3704030 ELIZABETH GODBEY, VICE PRESIDENT PLM LENDER SERVICES, INC. IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 2950405 12/26/2008, 01/- 02/2009, 01/09/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 26, 2008, January 2, 9, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 08-502998 BFB; Title Order No. E828669; APN 017-600012-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 01/11/07. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01/08/- 09 **Sale will postpone to 01/15/- 2009** at 10:00 a.m., Aztec Foreclosure Corporation as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant

NOTICE OF SALE OF UNCLAIMED PERSONAL PROPERTY In accordance with California Civil Code Section 1988(b), personal property left by Myra Dadat to the possession of NRB at 68 Covington Drive, Pittsburg, CA, 94565, will be sold at public auction Friday January 2, 2009, at noon, the highest bidder for cash. Property to be auction includes: Couch set, dining set, four chairs, dresser, vacuum, two bed sets with mattresses, desk, television, television stand, cabinet, and other items of miscellaneous personal property with no apparent value. David R. Endres, APC The Endres Law Firm A Professional Corporation Attorney for 2121 2nd Street, Suite C 105 Davis, Ca 95618 (530)750-3700 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 19, 26, 2008 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 227216CA Loan No. 0713227783 Title Order No. 602109839 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 01/18/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01/08/- 2009 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 01/31/2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006-0031434- 00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: JEFF BRANCO AND MARIA BRANCO, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 805D-053835 Loan No. Title Order No. 501476453 3844940 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 05-25-2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 0115- 2009 at 10:00 A.M., PLM LENDER SERVICES, INC. as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 06-01-2007, Book -, Page -, Instrument 2007-0159674- 00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: INGA MORK, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, ‘’MERS’’ MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction the trustor’s interest in the property described below, to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. The sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $647,575.53(estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property purported as: 306 STRATFORD PL , OAKLEY, CA 94561-6335 APN Number: 034-360-073 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5(c) declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent made the following efforts to contact the borrower to assess the borrower’s financial situation and to explore options for the borrower to avoid foreclosure: Mailed a letter to borrower by BY BOTH FIRST CLASS

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-181317-JB Loan # 14411789 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/24/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): CAROL DURHAM, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 3/30/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0108551-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/8/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $422,102.28 The purported property address is: 3099 HUDSON DR BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessors Parcel No. 010- 340-009-9 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5 ( c), the beneficiary or authorized agent declares as follows: See the attached Declaration marked as Exhibit A, attached hereto and made a part hereof by this reference. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Date: 11/26/2008 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: (800) 247- 9727 Jennifer Basom If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 2938394 12/- 19/2008, 12/26/2008, 01/02/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 19, 26, 2008, January 2, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0068418 Title Order No. 08-8252112 Investor/Insurer No. - APN No. 018-440-037-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/26/- 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by COLIN G. CAMPBELL AND CHRISTY L. CAMP-


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BELL, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP, dated 08/26/- 2005 and recorded 09/08/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0341557-00, in Book - , Page - ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/- 16/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2036 SAGE SPARROW STREET, BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $774,855.86. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/- 02/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 2942161 12/12/2008, 12/- 19/2008, 12/26/2008 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 12, 19, 26, 2008

VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 2948476 12/26/2008, 01/- 02/2009, 01/09/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 26, 2008, January 2, 9, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0089989 Title Order No. 08-8330961 Investor/Insurer No. 114937718 APN No. 011-150- 006-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/26/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by RODGER N IGLESIAS, AND TIFFANY L IGLESIAS, dated 10/26/2005 and recorded 11/01/05, as Instrument No. 20050422760-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/15/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 7620 BALFOUR RD, BRENTWOOD, CA, 945133812. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $2,166,940.04. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. DATED: 11/21/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 2951378 12/26/2008, 01/- 02/2009, 01/09/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 26, 2008, January 2, 9, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0093556 Title Order No. 08-8344540 Investor/Insurer No. 080487333 APN No. 019-380- 041-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/01/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: PAUL N BOUMANN AND PEGGY J BOUMANN, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY, dated 02/01/2005 and recorded 02/10/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0046619-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/- 15/2009 at 10:00 AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 212 PUTTER DRIVE, BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable

estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $376,758.03. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/- 04/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By:__ Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 2947868 12/26/2008, 01/- 02/2009, 01/09/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 26, 2008, January 2, 9, 2009

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008233-00 The name of the business (es): Diamond Construction Located at: 4317 Redwood Drive In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Esthela Rodriguez, 4317 Redwood Drive, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 11/7/08. Signature of registrant: Esthela Rodriguez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: November 7, 2008 By: P. Cornelius, Deputy Expires: November 7, 2013 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2008

do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: NICHOLAS VIVIANI, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded 7/- 20/2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0229517-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:1/16/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 4756 MAMMOUTH LNOAKLEY, California 94561 APN #: 033-390-008-2 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $454,136.09, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. ETS Services, LLC Date: 12/19/2008 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 2951286 12/- 26/2008, 01/02/2009, 01/09/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 26, 2008, January 2, 9, 2009

disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: BRANDEN B DEAN, A SINGLE MAN Recorded 8/31/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0276849-00 in Book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:2/2/ 2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 1319 YOSEMITE CIR OAKLEY, California 94561 APN #: 033-360-021-1 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $555,693.73, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Date: 12/6/2008 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 915043120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Christine Gomez- Schwab, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 2943070 12/- 19/2008, 12/26/2008, 01/02/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 19, 26, 2008, January 2, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-162150-C Loan No. 0713274163 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/6/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: RYAN E. LAWRIE AND JENNIFER M. LAWRIE, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP Recorded 4/16/- 2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0109752-00 in Book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:2/ 9/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 1327 YOSEMITE CIRCLE OAKLEY, California 94561-0000 APN #: 033-410-024-5 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $506,129.62, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Date: 12/- 9/2008 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 2945093 12/- 19/2008, 12/26/2008, 01/02/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 19, 26, 2008, January 2, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-162237-C Loan No. 0359118010 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/1/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: STAN KAHAN, A SINGLE MAN Recorded 1/7/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0007155-00 in Book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:2/6/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 312 SECOND STREET OAKLEY, California 94561-0000 APN #: 035-134-011-2 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $279,227.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Date: 12/8/2008 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North

Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-7302727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 2943612 12/19/2008, 12/- 26/2008, 01/02/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 19, 26, 2008, January 2, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0078094 Title Order No. 08-8-292087 Investor/Insurer No. 1703377203 APN No. 016- 300-182-9 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/02/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: ROMAN KHARMATS AND DIANA KHARMATS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 03/02/2007 and recorded 03/15/- 07, as Instrument No. 2007- 0075915-00, in Book -, Page - ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/16/2009 at 10:00 AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1382 KUBICEK WAY, BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $380,882.86. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/- 31/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0092321 Title Order No. 08-8341193 Investor/Insurer No. 0 APN No. 013-390-061-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/16/- 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: ARTEMIO CARANAY, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 05/16/2005 and recorded 05/25/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0187475-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/09/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 503 ARROWHEAD ST, BRENTWOOD, CA, 945135508. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $433,059.72. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. DATED: 12/03/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 2945935 12/19/2008, 12/- 26/2008, 01/02/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 19, 26, 2008, January 2, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008401-00 The name of the business (es): BOOTUP Located at: 905 Chianti Way In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Florante Andaya, 905 Chianti Way, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/ A. Signature of registrant: Florante Andaya This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: November 17, 2008 By: B. Basch, Deputy Expires: November 17, 2013 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2008

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0093872 Title Order No. 08-8-344812 Investor/Insurer No. 154001602 APN No. 007-390- 008-6 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/04/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: ALLAN JAY C LOZADA, AND CATHERINE D LOZADA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 01/- 04/2007 and recorded 01/29/07, as Instrument No. 2007-0027159- 00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/- 08/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2649 TORREY PINES DR, BRENTWOOD, CA, 945137089. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $686,872.20. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/- 05/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 2947032 12/19/2008, 12/- 26/2008, 01/02/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: December 19, 26, 2008, January 2, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008725-00 The name of the business (es): MIA Taxes and Gift Shop Located at: 3513 Main Street, Suite C In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Martha I. Alvarez, 2500 Brocket Court, Antioch, CA 94531. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 12/2/08. Signature of registrant: Martha I. Alvarez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 2, 2008 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: December 2, 2013 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: December 12, 19, 26, 2008, January 2, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-152833-C Loan No. 0307716326 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/11/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008824-00 The name of the business (es): Computer Mania Located at: 2726 Dutch Slough Road In: Oakley, CA 94561 Mailing: P.O. Box 40, Bethel Island, CA 94511 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Dwayne Huff, 2726 Dutch Slough Road, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/ A. Signature of registrant: Dwayne Huff This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 5, 2008 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: December 5, 2013 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: December 19, 26, 2008, January 2, 9, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-152359-C Loan No. 0307715099 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/10/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: MARK VERDUZCO, A SINGLE MAN Recorded 8/21/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0264211-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:1/16/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 5435 LAKESPRING DR. OAKLEY, California 94561 APN #: 037372- 010-1 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $414,131.34, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. ETS Services, LLC Date: 12/19/2008 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 2951274 12/- 26/2008, 01/02/2009, 01/09/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 26, 2008, January 2, 9, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-160976-C Loan No. 0307715776 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/24/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 227403CA Loan No. 0697847465 Title Order No. 602110208 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 04/03/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01/02/- 2009 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 04/13/2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006-0114358- 00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: RUBEN LOPEZ AND MARTHA SYLVIA LOPEZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, LONG BEACH MORTGAGE COMPANY, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 46, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 7667, FILED NOVEMBER 25, 1992, IN MAP BOOK 364, AT PAGE 24, CONTRA COSTA RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES BELOW A POINT 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO TAKE, REMOVE, MINE, PASS THROUGH AND DISPOSE OF ALL SAID OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, AS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM ERNEST 0. BLACK, ET UX, RECORDED OCTOBER 5, 1987, BOOK 13943, PAGE 853, OFFICIAL RECORDS. ALSO EXCEPTING THEREFROM: ALL OVERLYING AND OTHER WATER RIGHTS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATIONS, THE RIGHT TO APPROPRIATE WATER AND DISTRIBUTE IT TO OTHER PROPERTIES WITHOUT ANY RIGHT TO THE USE OF LAND OR RIGHTS IN/OR TO ANY PORTION OF THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND. THE OWNER OF THE RESERVED WATER RIGHTS, HOWEVER, COVENANTS THAT IT WILL NOT EXERCISE THE RIGHTS RESERVED EXCEPT BELOW 100 FEET FROM THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND. BREACH OF THE FOREGOING COVENANT SHALL NOT, HOWEVER, TERMINATE OR FORFEIT THE RIGHT SO RESERVED, BUT INJUNCTIVE RELIEF MAY BE SOUGHT AND OBTAINED TO PREVENT OR REMEDY ANY SUCH BREACH AS RESERVED IN THE DEED RECORDED JULY 30, 1993, INSTRUMENT NO. 93- 203586, OFFICIAL RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $421,207.83 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 709 FRAZIER DRIVE OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN Number: 034-290-046 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 12- 08-2008 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 or www. fidelityasap.com (714) 573- 1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 2938138 12/12/2008, 12/- 19/2008, 12/26/2008 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 12, 19, 26, 2008


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale # CA0925052-2 Loan# 292094981 Order # 3855543 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 08/16/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01/02/2009 at 10:00AM, MTC FINANCIAL INC., dba TRUSTEE CORPS as the duly appointed Substituted Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 08/23/2006 as Document No. 2006-0267008-00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CALIFORNIA, executed by, ANNA YIP, A SINGLE WOMAN, as Trustor, REUNION MORTGAGE INC., as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). AT: THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State describing the land therein: APN # 035-263-066-9 LOT 66, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SUBDIVISION 7837, FILED FEBRUARY 2, 1995 IN BOOK 377 OF MAPS, PAGES 32 THROUGH 36, OFFICIAL RECORDS OF CONTRA COSTA COUNTY. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: RIGHTS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM CARL NEWBURY, ET AL, RECORDED NOVEMBER 19, 1964, BOOK 4746, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 284, AS FOLLOWS: “AN UNDIVIDED ONE-HALF (1/2) OF ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE, AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES, IN, ON AND UNDER SAID LAND, OR THAT MAY BE PRODUCED, RECOVERED OR SAVED FROM SAID LAND WITH THE RIGHT OF ENTRY ON SAID PROPERTY FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXPLORING, TAKING, REMOVING, DISPOSING, MINING AND OPERATING FOR OIL, GAS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES, AND ALL RIGHTS REASONABLE AND INCIDENT TO SUCH PURPOSES, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ADEQUATE COMPENSATION FOR ANY AND ALL DAMAGE TO LAND, CROPS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON WILL BE PAID TO GRANTEES, THEIR HEIRS, SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS, IN THE EVENT DAMAGES ARE CAUSED BY THE EXERCISE OF ANY OF THE RIGHTS ABOVE RESERVED.” QUITCLAIM DEED FROM NANCY L. NEWBURY, ET AL, RECORDED NOVEMBER 9, 1977, BOOK 8584, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 479 WHICH EMBODIES THE FOLLOWING: “THIS DEED IS GIVEN TO ELIMINATE THE RIGHTS OF THE GRANTOR TO THE SURFACE AND THE UPPER 500 FEET OF THE SUBSURFACE.” ALSO EXCEPTING THEREFROM: ALL OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE, AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES BELOW A POINT 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO TAKE, REMOVE, MINE, PASS THROUGH AND DISPOSE OF ALL SAID OIL, GAS, CASINGHEAD GASOLINE, AND OTHER HYDROCARBON AND MINERAL SUBSTANCES, BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND OR UPON ANY PART OF SAID LAND WITHIN 500 FEET THEREOF, AS RESERVED IN THE DEEDS TO K. H. HOFMANN, ET UX, RECORDED NOVEMBER 5, 1981 UNDER RECORDER’S SERIES NO. 81- 144031 AND 81-144032, OFFICIAL RECORDS. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4486 FALL LANE, OAKLEY, CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is: $374,686.03 (estimated amount). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The Beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located and more than

three months have elapsed since such recordation. Dated: 12/12/2008 MTC FINANCIAL INC. DBA TRUSTEE CORPS, as Successor Trustee By: CARLOS F QUEZADA, TRUSTEE SALES OFFICER *- TRUSTEE CORPS* 2112 BUSINESS CENTER DRIVE, 2ND FLOOR, IRVINE, CA 92612 FOR SALE INFORMATION CONTACT: (714)730-2727, (714) 724-7500, (949) 252-8300 FOR REINSTATEMENT / PAY OFF REQUESTS CONTACT: (949) 252-8300 ASAP# 2942883 12/- 12/2008, 12/19/2008, 12/26/2008 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 12, 19, 26, 2008 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 08-504638 BFB; Title Order No. E841573; APN 033-271-066 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/19/05. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01/02/- 09 at 10:00 a.m., Aztec Foreclosure Corporation as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 12/27/05 in Instrument No. 2005-0492802-00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: TRINA BALL, A Single Woman and SHAUNDRA L. BALL, A Single Woman, as Trustor, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., as Trustee on behalf of ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust and for the registered holders of ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust, Series 2006-HE2, Asset Backed Pass- Through Certificates, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state), at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main & Court Streets), 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California described as: 1025 QUAIL VALLEY RUN, OAKLEY, CA 94561 The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $372,860.00 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Requirements of SB1137 have been met pursuant to the Notice of Sale Declaration of record. DATE: November 25, 2008 Kari Sheehan Assistant Secretary & Assistant Vice President Aztec Foreclosure Corporation c/o 3350 Country Club Dr., Suite 202 Cameron Park, CA 95682 Phone: (800) 731- 0850 or (602) 222-5711 Fax: (847)627-8803 For Trustee’s Sale Information Call 714-730-2727 www.fidelityasap.com ASAP# 2938778 12/12/2008, 12/19/2008, 12/26/2008 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 12, 19, 26, 2008 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No.: 08-00440-5 Loan No.: 38768768 TSG No.: E808827 APN: 037-440-065-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OFTRUST DATED August 19, 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On January 15, 2009 at 10:00 AM, Fidelity National Title Company as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on August 31, 2005, as Instrument No. 2005- 0329904-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CA, executed by: ARTURO RUIZ AND MARIA GUADALUPE RUIZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINTTENANTS, as Trustor, and RESMAE MORTGAGE CORPORATION AS LENDER, AND MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. as benefciary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state): at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of

Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA , all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is” The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to he: 5033 TEIXEIRA WAY, OAKLEY, CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $448,857.15 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. FOR REINSTATEMENT OR PAYOFF QUOTES, PLEASE CONTACT THE LOAN RESOLUTION DEPARTMENT AT: 877-5968580 Benefciary: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF RESMAE ASSET BACKED PA S S - T H R O U G H C E R T I F I C AT E S , SERIES 2006-1 C/O Fidelity National Title Company 3075 Prospect Park Dr, Ste 100 Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 916-636-0114 SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.fidelityasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714259-7850 The benefciary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: DECEMBER 16, 2008 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY AS TRUSTEE Jodi Nolen Authorized Signature ASAP# 2950075 12/26/2008, 01/- 02/2009, 01/09/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 26, 2008, January 2, 9, 2009

the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 2933147 12/- 19/2008, 12/26/2008, 01/02/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 19, 26, 2008, January 2, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-175477-ED Loan # 5303544745 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/11/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): JACK W. CULBREATH, A SINGLE MAN AND ROBERT S. COLLINS, , A SINGLE MAN, UNDIVIDED 50% INTEREST EA, AS TENANTS IN COMMON Recorded: 2/1/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0034030-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/8/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $451,258.26 The purported property address is: 17 PUFFIN CIRCLE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037-480- 004-3 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5 ( c), the beneficiary or authorized agent declares as follows: In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Date: 11/26/2008 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: 619-6457711 Erik Rasanen If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 2938422 12/- 19/2008, 12/26/2008, 01/02/2009 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: December 19, 26, 2008, January 2, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-189692-ED Loan # 5303618531 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/14/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the

highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): JIMMY RAMIREZ, SR. AND MARTHA E. RAMIREZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 3/29/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0095791- 00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/- 8/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $564,685.50 The purported property address is: 240 TUDOR CT OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 034- 320-023-4 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5 ( c), the beneficiary or authorized agent declares as follows: In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Date: 12/12/2008 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: 619-6457711 Erik Rasanen If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 2948296 12/- 19/2008, 12/26/2008, 01/02/2009 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: December 19, 26, 2008, January 2, 2009

Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/- 2/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $476,845.45 The purported property address is: 1100 DONATELLO WAY OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 033-430-054-8 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5 ( c), the beneficiary or authorized agent declares as follows: See the attached Declaration marked as Exhibit A, attached hereto and made a part hereof by this reference. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Date: 12/5/2008 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: (877) 908- 4357 Tere Camacho If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 2942349 12/- 12/2008, 12/19/2008, 12/26/2008 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 12, 19, 26, 2008

property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 2923658 12/- 12/2008, 12/19/2008, 12/26/2008 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 12, 19, 26, 2008 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 07-28787-CA- SF Loan No. 0020984001 Title Order No. 3319887 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED March 1, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On January 15, 2009 , at 01:30 PM , at the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA, Fidelity National Title Company, as the duly appointed Trustee, will sell, at public auction to the highest bidder, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, the following described property situated in Contra Costa County, California: 1704 CRESTVIEW DR, , ANTIOCH, CA 94509. APN(s) 074173-023-8. The 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 unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto), executed by: JAMES PETKO, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, and recorded on March 15, 2006, as Instrument No. 2006- 007943600 Book NA Page NA of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CA The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $433,163.23 provided, however, that prepayment premiums, accrued interest, advances and costs of sale will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or such other funds as may be acceptable to the Trustee. In the event that tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. Beneficiary has elected and hereby elects to conduct a unified foreclosure sale pursuant to the provisions of California Commercial Code Section 9604(a)(1)(B)(ii) and to include in the nonjudicial foreclosure of the estate described in this Notice of Trustee’s Sale all of the personal property and fixtures described in the Deed of Trust and in any other instruments in favor of Beneficiary, which property is more particularly described in Exhibit “B” hereto. Beneficiary reserves the right to revoke its election as to some or all of said personal property and/- or fixtures, or to add additional personal property and/or fixtures to the election herein expressed, at Beneficiary’s sole election, from time to time and at any time until the consummation of the trustee’s sale to be conducted pursuant to the Deed of Trust and this Notice of Trustee’s Sale. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. Dated as of: December 26, 2008 Fidelity National Title Company, Trustee, 209 Kearny Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco , CA 94108, 415-263- 4300 By: Tamara Banez , Authorized Signature The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5(c) declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent made the following efforts to contact the borrower to assess the borrower’s financial situation and to explore options for the borrower to avoid foreclosure: None. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5(b) and (h)(3), the borrower has filed for bankruptcy and the proceedings have not been finalized. Fidelity National Title Company, authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary By: Tamara Banez , Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.priorityposting.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-5731965 ASAP# 2953825 12/26/2008, 01/02/2009, 01/09/- 2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: December 26, 2008, January 2, 9, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-166950-CH Loan # 2000405298 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/24/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): ROBERT PIERCE AND BELINDA PIERCE HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 10/31/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0350138-00 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/- 8/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $287,234.18 The purported property address is: 2620 MAIN ST OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037- 123-061-6 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5 ( c), the beneficiary or authorized agent declares as follows: See the attached Declaration marked as Exhibit A, attached hereto and made a part hereof by this reference. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Date: 11/22/2008 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: (888) 325- 3502 Carmen Mata If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-193238-TC Loan # 1006733644 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/2/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): LEATRICE O’NEAL, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 12/6/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0468224- 00 in book - , page - of

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-193418-TC Loan # 1010038212 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/11/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): ALEJANDRA BARRETO, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 5/22/2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0149022-00 in book - , page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/- 2/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $447,107.42 The purported property address is: 452 HAZELNUT DRIVE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 035-521-014-7 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5 ( c), the beneficiary or authorized agent declares as follows: See the attached Declaration marked as Exhibit A, attached hereto and made a part hereof by this reference. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Date: 11/26/2008 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: (877) 908- 4357 Tere Camacho If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real

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ENTERTAINMENT OUT & ABOUT IN EAST COUNTY

Harvest Park Bowl

Music Saturday, Jan. 24 Michael Paul Band If you like new country and southern rock, don’t miss The Michael Paul Band at Tugs in Bethel Island. Showtime is 9:30 p.m. For more information, call 925-852-7915.

James Clark The El Campanil Theatre will host James Clark in a Tribute to Elvis at 8 p.m. For tickets and more information, call 925-757-9500.

Events Saturday, Dec. 27 and Sunday, Dec. 28 Wine Tasting

Bring in the New Year bowler’s style! The fun begins at 9:30 p.m. with a dinner buffet, unlimited bowling, music and much more. Tickets are $45. For information and tickets, call 925-516-1221 or visit www. harvestparkbowl.com.

Casino Night Red Men & Pocahontas Hall, 1403 Main St. in Oakley, will host a New Year’s Eve Casino Night starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person or $35 per couple. Finger foods, champagne, prizes and even breakfast will be served. For more information, call Mary Lou at 925-754-2815 or Shirley at 925-625-0596.

New Years Eve Ball

Hannah Nicole Vineyards, 6740 Balfour Road in Brentwood, holds a wine tasting every weekend. Enjoy award-winning wines in the indoor tasting room surrounded by the beautiful vineyards and a view of Mt. Diablo. The tasting runs from 1-5 p.m. For more information, call 925-513-0769.

Wednesday, Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve Casino Night The Heritage High School Athletic Boosters invite you to the inaugural Casino Night Fundraiser at Veterans Hall in Brentwood. Tickets are $60. The party runs from 8 p.m.12:30 a.m. For information and tickets, call Bob at 925-765-5800.

Humphrey’s Restaurant at the Marina in Antioch will hold a dinner buffet featuring salads, appetizers, entrees, sides, desserts and champagne, all to music by DJ Rob, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $65. For information and reservations, call 925778-5800.

Thursday, Jan. 1 Frozen Bun Run It’s that time again. Start your New Year with some fun at the Rusty Porthole in Bethel Island. This marks the 28th year for this frigid festivity. Watch costumed skiers brave the cold water beginning at 9 a.m. Breakfast is served at 7 a.m. For more information, visit www.bethelisland-chamber.com.

To have an entertainment event listed, send information to calendar@ brentwoodpress.com by noon, Friday, at least one week prior to publication. Or post your event online at www.brentwoodpress.com. Monday, Jan. 5 Weight Loss Challenge

Shows Sunday, Dec. 28 ‘Rear Window’

The 12-week program at Eskaton Lodge in Brentwood begins Monday, Jan. 5 from 5-6 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., and continues on Jan. 7 from noon-1p.m. The fee of $29 creates the jackpot awarded to the three biggest weight losers. The weekly nutrition class is free. For more information, call 925418-5635.

Spend a Sunday afternoon at the El Campanil Theatre in Antioch with the classic film “Rear Window.” The screening begins at 2 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for children and senior citizens. For more information and tickets, call 925-757-9500.

Saturday, Jan. 10 Stars to the Rescue Gala The Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek will host a star-studded evening of music and entertainment to raise money for Tony La Russa’s worthy cause of helping animals. For more information and tickets, call 925-943-SHOW.

Tuesday, Jan. 20 Finding Your Roots The Delta Women’s Connection of Brentwood invites you to begin finding your roots at a luncheon held at Nines at Brentwood at 11 a.m. Virginia Kysh and Jan Villott will be there to answer questions. Tickets are $18. For more information and reservations, call 925634-7540 or 925-513-7644.

Saturday, Jan.24 Italian Dinner Dance Delta Community Services, Inc. will host a dinner dance at the Brentwood Community Center in Brentwood at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome for great food and live music. Tickets are $15; $7 for seniors. For tickets and information, call 925-634-8275.

Wednesday, Jan. 7 Once Upon a Wednesday: Movie Time The Antioch Library will screen “Wall-E,” a computer-animated, G-rated movie about a lonely disposal robot left on an uninhabited earth. This free event is for ages 4 and up. Showtime is 3 p.m. For more information, call 925-757-9224.

Monday, Jan. 12 ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ The El Campanil Children’s Theatre, 602 W. Second St., will hold auditions for “The Emperor’s New Clothes” from 4-6 p.m. For more information, visit www. elcamapniltheatre.com.

Saturday, Jan. 17 Standup Comedy The best of the San Francisco international standup comedy competition will be held at Antioch’s El Campanil Theatre at 8 p.m. For more information, call 925-757-9500.

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-195698-CH Loan # 2000247987 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/28/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): EVITA GROVE AND TUMA JOHNSON, WIFE AND HUSBAND, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 12/8/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0391883-00 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/- 8/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $339,424.69 The purported property address is: 493 BEAULIEU LANE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037-361-013-8 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5 ( c), the beneficiary or authorized agent declares as follows: See the attached Declaration marked as Exhibit A, attached hereto and made a part hereof by this reference. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and

the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Date: 12/3/2008 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: (888) 325- 3502 Carmen Mata If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 2930353 12/- 19/2008, 12/26/2008, 01/02/2009 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: December 19, 26, 2008, January 2, 2009

designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $365,318.77. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. DATED: 10/01/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 2941225 12/12/2008, 12/- 19/2008, 12/26/2008 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 12, 19, 26, 2008

will sell on 01/16/2009 at 10:00 AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2950 OAKLEY RD, OAKLEY, CA, 945612909. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $400,602.92. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/- 25/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 2947827 12/26/2008, 01/- 02/2009, 01/09/200 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 26, 2008, January 2, 9, 2009

THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: RAUL LUNA AND ESTHER LUNA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 07/19/2005 and recorded 07/26/05, as Instrument No. 2005- 0274722-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/16/2009 at 10:00 AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4662 BIG BEAR ROAD, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $428,032.70. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/- 05/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 2948203 12/26/2008,

01/- 02/2009, 01/09/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: December 26, 2008, January 2, 9, 2009

Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Date: 12/17/2008 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: (888) 325- 3502 Carmen Mata If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 2950689 12/- 26/2008, 01/02/2009, 01/09/2009 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: December 26, 2008, January 2, 9, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008200-00 The name of the business (es): JC Unlimited Located at: 482 Lakeview Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Joanne Kim, 1843 Tolouse Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Joanne Kim This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: November 6, 2008 By: B. Basch, Deputy Expires: November 6, 2013 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2008 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F000879500 Lupe’s Daycare Located at: 2171 St. Michaels Ct. In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513. Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Guadalupe Lopez 2171 St. Michaels Ct. Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 7/5/1994. Signature of registrant: Guadalupe Lopez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: 12/4/08 By H. Franklin, Deputy Expires 12/4/ 13 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: December 19, 26, 2008 & January 2, 9, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0068063 Title Order No. 08-8250026 Investor/Insurer No. - APN No. 035-114-023-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/24/- 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by NATALIE TORRES, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN., dated 07/24/2006 and recorded 07/31/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0240173-00, in Book - , Page - ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 01/08/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 414 NORCROSS LANE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0075386 Title Order No. 08-8282681 Investor/Insurer No. 1701714163 APN No. 037-070- 018-9 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/21/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: RICO J ROSALEZ, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 07/21/2006 and recorded 07/31/- 06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0240329, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California,

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0094477 Title Order No. 08-8346825 Investor/Insurer No. 104336583 APN No. 033-380- 043-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/19/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-194133-CH Loan # 2000179145 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/12/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): JOHN R. BRADLEY AND SHELLEY R. BARNETT-BRADLEY HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 6/28/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0203858- 00 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/- 15/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $262,704.22 The purported property address is: 550 MALICOAT AVENUE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 033-370-032 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5 ( c), the beneficiary or authorized agent declares as follows: See the attached Declaration marked as Exhibit A, attached hereto and made a part hereof by this reference. If the


DECEMBER 26, 2008

BRENTWOODPRESS.COM

CALENDAR LOCAL EVENTS & SERVICE CLUBS

Events

Friday, Dec. 26 Christmas Tree Pick-up Oakley Boy Scout Troop 152 will pick up your Christmas tree through Jan. 11 for an $8 minimum, tax-deductible donation. Arrange for pick-up by calling 925-625-5391 and place your tree curbside by 9 a.m. on pick-up day.

Sunday, Dec. 28 Christmas Tree Pick-up Discovery Bay Boy Scout Troop 514 will be picking up Christmas trees this Sunday plus next Saturday and Sunday. Place your tree curbside by 9 a.m. Donations are gladly accepted. For more information, call 925-240-1090.

Monday, Dec. 29 Lupus Support Group The group’s next meeting is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 29 from 6:30-8 p.m. at John Muir Outpatient Center, 2400 Balfour Road in Brentwood. The meeting is free and all are welcome. For more information, call 925-813-8198.

Thursday, Jan. 1 Somersville Shadows

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6611 or e-mail legalscout@comcast.net. For Antioch, call Kim at 925-779-1327 or e-mail cmfanactic@comcast.net.

group weight training class designed for seniors on Jan. 14-Feb. 11. For more information, call 925-625-5260.

Brentwood Boys Baseball

Fundamentals of Billiards

The Brentwood Boys baseball team is looking for players 11-14 interested in improving their skills through structured practices and tournament competition. For more information, call Kelley at 925-783-6011 or e-mail dtl26@pacbell.net.

The Brentwood Community Center will hold a billiards class for adults Jan. 14-March 4. Firsttime players are welcome. The cost is $60 and registration is required. For more information, call 925-634-2565.

On the Horizon Blood Drive The American Red Cross will be holding a public blood drive Friday, Jan. 2 from 1-6:30 p.m. at Resurrection Ministries, 1275 Fairview Ave. in Brentwood. Call 800-448-3543 to schedule an appointment.

Meet a Snake Most snakes spend the winter safely underground. Come meet some surface-dwelling pet snakes in an up-close and enlightening experience at Black Diamond Mines Regional Reserve on Saturday, Jan. 3 from 10-11 a.m. or 2-3 p.m. For more information, call 925-757-2620.

Antioch Riverview Garden Club

Search through winter shadows to find remnants of a booming mining town in a peaceful valley at Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve from 9:30 a.m.- noon. For more information, call 925-757-2620.

Join Andrew Pierce from Contra Costa Vector Control on Tuesday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Antioch Library for a meeting of the Antioch Riverview Garden Club. Pierce will talk about rats and mice. For more information, call Janice at 925-439-4483.

High-Tech Underground 1870

Budget Crisis in California

A dark and dangerous job, coal mining has inspired some clever technology, especially for lighting those dark places. See the artifacts of this creativity at the Hazel-Atlas Portal garage at Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve from 1:30-3 p.m. For more information, call 925-757-2620.

East Contra Costa Republican Women Federated will hold its luncheon meeting on Thursday, Jan. 8 at 11:30 a.m. at Prevot’s Oyster Bar & Grill in Brentwood. Assemblyman Jim Silva will speak on the budget crisis in California. For more information and reservations, call 925634-7826.

Sign-ups Moving Arts Dance Center Dance classes are available in all levels for adults and children. The winter session begins Jan. 5. For more information, visit www.movingartsdance.org or call 925825-8399.

Job Training Workshop The Brentwood Community Library will host a free job training workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Brentwood Community Center, 730 Third St. For more information, call 925-634-4101 or visit www.ccclib.org.

Job Training & Placement Program Opportunity Junction, 3102 Delta Fair Blvd. in Antioch, will help you with job training, placement information and application sessions during the month of January. For times and dates, call 925-776-1133.

Books for the Homebound Volunteers are needed to provide this service to homebound Brentwood, Antioch and Pittsburg residents. The service is provided by the Contra Costa County Library. To become a volunteer, call Susan at 925-927-3211.

Brentwood Blast Baseball The Brentwood Blast 13U travel team will be holding private tryouts for its spring season. Players from surrounding cities are welcome. For more information, call Bob at 510-965-5338.

Girl Scouts Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character. Girls from 5-17 are encouraged to join. For membership information in Brentwood, Byron, Discovery Bay, Knightsen and Oakley, call Jill at 925-634-

Free Technology Forum Learn how to improve your technology at a forum held Thursday, Jan. 15 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the El Campanil Theatre in Antioch. The event is sponsored by Delta Information Technology. Call 925-978-1490 for more information.

Blood Drive in Oakley The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive on Thursday, Jan. 15 from 2-7:30 p.m. at Laurel Ridge Community Church, 2459 Laurel Road in Oakley. Call 800-448-3543 to schedule an appointment.

Women On Weights WOW is a small-group training class designed for women and held at the Delta YMCA in Oakley Jan.15-Feb.12. For more information, call 925-625-5260.

Winter Basketball Children in preschool through fifth grade can play winter basketball at the Delta YMCA in Oakley from Jan. 17-March 7. For more information, call 925-625-5260.

Delta Strikers Crab Feed The third annual Delta Strikers crab feed will be held Saturday, Jan. 17 from 5-11p.m. at the flower building at the Contra Costa Fairgrounds in Antioch. Tickets are $35. For more information, call Tim or Cindy at Delta Bowl 925-757-5424.

Exercise Champs

LEAP

The Delta Family YMCA in Oakley will hold an exercise class designed for teens and young adults with special needs from Friday, Jan. 9 through Friday, Feb. 13. For more information, call 925-625-5260.

The Brentwood Union School District invites parents of Brentwood K-5 students to LEAP – Learning Excellence About Parenting – a free workshop held Jan. 20 at Krey Elementary School. For more information, e-mail schurch@ brentwood.k12.ca.us.

E-waste at Freedom The Freedom High School football program is holding a free E-waste collection on Saturday, Jan. 10 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the school’s parking lot. Only E-waste items will be accepted. For more information, call 925-625-9177.

E-waste at St. Anne A free E-waste collection event will be held Saturday, Jan. 10 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at St. Anne Church, 2800 Camino Diablo Road in Byron. Proceeds will benefit St. Anne Church.

Blood Drive in Antioch The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive Tuesday, Jan. 13 from 2-7:30 p.m. at Rotary Club of the Delta, 4800 Golf Course Road in Antioch. Call 800-448-3543 to schedule an appointment.

Picture Book and Mother Goose The Oakley Library, 1050 Neroly Road, will begin its new session of Picture Book Time for ages 2-5 on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 10:30 a.m., and Mother Goose Time for kids up to age 2 at 11:30 a.m. Both storytimes are free. For more information, call 925-625-2400.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Come to the Antioch Library on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 3 p.m. and celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Treats will be served at this free celebration. For more information, call 925757-9224.

Golden Weights The Delta YMCA in Oakley will hold a small-

Help an Adult Learn to Read Project Second Chance, the Contra Costa County Library adult literacy program, is looking for volunteer tutors. Training begins Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 925-927-3250, or e-mail psc@ccclib.org.

Crab Feed East County Youth Football will be hosting its fourth annual crab feed Saturday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. at Veterans Hall in Brentwood. Tickets are $35. For more information, call Mario at 925625-1698 or Jim at 925-206-9580.

Delta Informal Gardeners Mike Moran from the East Bay Regional Park District will be the guest speaker at this month’s meeting on Monday, Jan. 26 at the Brentwood United Methodist Church Social Hall in Brentwood. For more information, call Jon at 925-240-6060 or visit www.deltainformalgardeners.org.

Ongoing Events Eyeglasses and Hearing Aids The Lions Club of Brentwood and Delta Community is helping low-income seniors, children and persons in need obtain eyeglasses and hearing aids. The glasses are free and the co-pay for a hearing aid is $150. For more information, call 925-634-8275 or visit www. delta-comm.org.

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