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Staff Writer Discovery Bay residents honored their own last weekend at the annual State of the Town gala. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and held at the Discovery Bay Country Club, the event featured presentations from state representatives and local officials. The evening celebrated the town’s Citizen, Business and Teacher of the Year. This year’s winners were Kevin Graves (Citizen of the Year), Sasville Realtors (Business of the Year) and Discovery Bay Elementary teacher Kristin Ortega (Teacher of the Year). The semi-formal party included a reception, dinner and presentations, followed by a silent auction. The event raises money for local causes and provides an overview of town government and changes taking place within the community. For Citizen of the Year Graves – a current CSD board member, community supporter of veterans affairs and founder of the Some Gave All foundation – the evening was see Finest page 30A

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Discovery Bay Citizen of the Year Kevin Graves chats with his wife Leann at the State of the Town Dinner, where he was honored last weekend.

State hands off Highway 4 by Justin Lafferty Staff Writer Caltrans officials on Wednesday transferred control of Highway 4 to Brentwood and Oakley, making the Highway 4 Bypass the official East County thoroughfare. The transfer removes the highway distinction from Main Street in Oakley and Brentwood Boulevard in Brentwood, giving those cities control over street maintenance and development. What is now known as the Highway 4 Bypass becomes simply Highway 4. Caltrans will be responsible for its upkeep. “It’s a great feeling to finally accomplish this,” said Oakley City Councilman Jim Frazier.

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Vehicles make their way down Highway 4 between Brentwood and Oakley. Caltrans turned over control of Highway 4 to Brentwood and Oakley and give the Bypass the official highway designation. “Staff has worked hard, and I’ve been pushing and pushing and pushing, and we finally accomplished the goal.” The celebration might be

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budget by ending Redevelopment Agencies (RDAs) and reaping the property tax money that cities collected from residents. Brentwood and Oakley planned to use RDA money to make improvements to their heavily used thoroughfares. “There are so many questions, and every city right now is trying to figure out what each city is going to do,” said Brentwood Mayor Bob Taylor. “One rule does not fit all.” Oakley City Manager Brian Montgomery said earlier this month that his city plans to revitalize Main Street, much as Brentwood did with its downtown sector. Frazier is confident see Highway 4 page 30A

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Brentwood tightens big box reviews Staff Writer Large scale retailers will be required to pass another round of scrutiny if they want to build in Brentwood, the City Council decided this week. By unanimous vote, the council Tuesday approved a change to the city’s municipal code that will require conditional use permits (CUPs) for all proposed retail stores of 75,000 square feet or more. Previously, zoning on the seven parcels where such stores are allowed required developers to undergo a design review only. “I think it’s a win, at least for tonight,” said Brentwood resident Kathy Griffin, one of several speakers at the meeting who have strenuously objected to the prospect of a big-box store such as Walmart being built on the 65-acre Sciortino Ranch property at the corner of Brentwood Boulevard and Sand Creek Road. “It’s another layer of review for the community.” By adding the CUP requirement, the city will now be able to better mitigate impacts a project might make on traffic, urban decay and public safety. CUPs, which include public hearings, can add thousands of dollars and several weeks or months to the approval process, according to city staff. But the damage that could be done to Brentwood by a large-scale retailer in

“ We have an image that we sell that’s worth more than what any big-box store can bring to Brentwood.

John Johnson, resident the wrong place merits the additional review, said resident John Johnson, no matter how much such a store might mean in tax revenue. “We have an image that we sell that’s worth more than what any big-box store can bring to Brentwood,” he said. Not everyone was happy with the new law. Reed Oñate of New Urban Community Partners (NUCP), owners of Sciortino Ranch, told the council that the restrictions put a damper on bringing an anchor tenant to the project, which also includes apartments and other retail and office uses. In addition to tax revenues it would bring to the city, Oñate said, an anchor is needed to attract other stores, restaurants and businesses to a part of town that has been long neglected. Also, he said, the state’s elimination of redevelopment districts that helped enable the city’s downtown improvements means that, without fees from development, there is no way to fund the Brentwood Boulevard Master Plan, which is aimed at improving the blighted northern entrance to the city.

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The possibility that a Walmart superstore might be part of the plan for Sciortino Ranch came to light last year, triggering public outcry. Concern for the impact such a store might make on the newly overhauled downtown core less than a mile away, as well as the neighborhoods in the Sciortino Ranch area, resulted in a special council meeting held late last year. At that meeting, council members learned that not only was no CUP required on the Sciortino property, none were required on any of the other six similarly zoned properties in the city. The council directed the city’s Planning Commission to review the policy on large-scale retailers, but with two commissioners stepping down due to possible conflicts of interest, that body was unable to reach a consensus on how to proceed. The matter was sent back to the council without a recommendation. The city staff’s review divided largescale retailers into five groups, including club stores, memberships stores and combination grocery/retail stores. The recommendation from staff was to require

CUPs on combination stores of 90,000 square feet or larger. Currently, only three stores in the city are that large: The Home Depot (140,000 square feet), WinCo (100,000) and Kohl’s (96,000). The next largest is the Balfour Road Safeway at 66,000 square feet. In the scenario suggested by staff, large retailers not selling both groceries and other products could still locate in the city after undergoing a design review only. The council, however, chose to cut the square footage needed to trigger a CUP to 75,000 square feet, and to apply the new regulation to all large retailers, regardless of type. Prior to the council vote, Brentwood businessman and developer John Casey voiced his opposition to the new regulation, saying that businesses are already leaving California because of onerous regulations and high taxes. Adding the CUP step could result in less interest in Brentwood, he said, which was “like playing chicken” with the city’s economic future. NUCP attorney Ed Schaefer said the reviews the property had already undergone, including a “detailed environmental impact report,” should be enough. He added that changing the rules after NUCP had spent thousands of dollars and several years complying with the existing see Big box page 30A


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Sassy, classy senior turns 111 in style by Samie Hartley Staff Writer

When you first meet Opal Thompson, you can’t avoid becoming entranced by the sassy senior’s personality. She never leaves her room without her makeup on and her hair set, and she’s happy to talk about current events or challenge you to a game of cards. With a warm smile and a twinkle to her eyes, Thompson wins over everyone she meets. And at 111, she’s a person you’ll never forget. When Mary Kay representative and Oakley resident Kimberly Victor heard about Thompson and her impressive life, she knew she wanted to do something to honor Thompson’s birthday in style. “I first met Opal when she was 109,” said Victor. “She’s such a amazing person, and I’d always wanted to do something special for her, but I wasn’t sure how to go about it. Then she showed me her collection of earrings this past Christmas, and I knew what I had to do.” During Victor’s last visit, Thompson dumped her collection of clip-on earrings on to her bed and showed Victor how many of them were damaged or missing their mate. Victor told her she’d be back with a surprise. On Monday, after contacting her Mary Kay friends across the nation, Victor arrived at Thompson’s home at the Diamond Ridge Health Care Center in Pittsburg with a basket of 111 pairs of earrings. “Opal, I brought you something really

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Opal Thompson shows off one of 111 pairs of clip-on earrings she received this week in celebration of her 111th birthday. Oakley Mary Kay representative Kimberly Victor collected the earrings, donated to Opal by Mary Kay reps from across the country. special for your birthday,” Victor announced when she walked into the recreation room. “A car?” guessed Thompson, who celebrated her birthday on Jan. 13. “No, silly,” Victor replied. “Oh, is it a plane?” Thompson guessed again, showing off her wit and spunky attitude.

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As Victor placed the basket filled with earrings in front of her, Thompson’s face lit up and she immediately began to pick through her new collection. “I’ve never seen this many earrings all together in my life,” Thompson said as she looked at the sparkly accessories. “And I’ve been around for quite a while.”

Thompson never imagined she’d make it to the age of 100, let alone 111, but she credits her longevity to a healthy diet and lifestyle. According to Thompson’s great niece Glenda Coccimiglio, Thompson is indeed in good health. Aside from some hearing loss and occasional trouble remembering faces, she’s spry and maintains a good temperament. She even has all of her own teeth. Thompson, who never had her ears pierced, has loved clip-ons all her life. “I just never grew out of them,” Thompson said. Coccimiglio said she’s always known her great aunt to be stylish, never leaving the house without a set or earrings that matched her wardrobe. While the gift of 111 pairs of earrings was more than Thompson expected, nothing has topped her 105th birthday. That year she told her family she wanted to meet Dr. Phil McGraw, whose show she watched every weekday, so the family took a trip to the show, and since that first meeting, McGraw has invited Thompson back each year for her birthday. The family is currently planning this year’s trip, but to let Thompson know he’s thinking about her, McGraw sent her two dozen long-stemmed red roses. “He’s such a nice man, full of fun and joy,” Thompson said. “I didn’t expect him to send me flowers.” Of course he sent her flowers. A gal like Thompson is impossible to forget. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Andrew Kobayashi, 17, holds up a prizewinning striped bass caught during a fishing tournament last year. Delta advocates are concerned about possible changes to the law that could threaten the local fishing industry.

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the county and about 850,000 throughout the state, and if the new regulations were put in place, the striped bass population would be significantly reduced. Former councilman and avid Delta advocate Bruce Connelley said if the striped bass population is reduced, the organizations that host bass tournaments in the Delta would relocate away from East County. “Ask anyone going out fishing, ‘what are you fishing for?’ and odds are they are going to say bass, or ‘if I get lucky, a sturgeon,’” Connelley said. “Well, when they’re gone, so

are the people.” Delta advocate Roger Mammon also expressed concern about the proposed regulation changes and asked that Oakley take the lead in providing a municipal voice against the proposal. He hopes that Delta neighbors such as Brentwood, Pittsburg and Martinez will follow suit. The California Fish and Game Commission is expected to discuss the proposed changes at its Feb. 2 meeting in Sacramento. For more information, visit www.fgc.ca.gov. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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by Samie Hartley The Oakley City Council recently sent a letter to the California Fish and Game Commission opposing a piece of legislation that could threaten the striped bass population in the Delta. The Fish and Game Commission has proposed to amend Section 1.74 of the Fish and Game Code to relax regulations regarding striped bass. The legislation would allow fishers to collect up to six bass per day. The current allowance is two. The amendment would also reduce the size of a “keeper” from 18 inches to 12 inches. And for those fishing in the south Delta past Discovery Bay, there would be no striped bass size restrictions and a fisher could collect as many as 20 per day. The commission believes that striped bass are harmful to the Delta as they are non-native to the area, but local Delta advocates disagree. Chris Lauritzen, owner of Lauritzen Yacht Harbor, stressed the need to protect striped bass due to the popularity of fishing as a form of tourism in Oakley. Anglers come to East County from all over the Bay Area to fish in the Delta’s waters. These anglers also buy supplies and bait locally and they purchase gas in Oakley as well. “When we no longer have fish and tourism, we no longer have business in Oakley,” Lauritzen testified before the council at the Jan. 10 meeting. He also said local statistics show that there are approximately 39,000 registered boats in

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Leisure time means Island Time by Amy Claire Correspondent

Our East County Delta boasts its share of islands, but when you breeze through the doors of Island Time Apparel and Accessories Boutique in Discovery Bay, it’s clear that the “Island” in question has a distinctively tropical flavor. Decorated with palm trees and parrots, Island Time sells clothing and gifts for island living, all in a comfortable, fun atmosphere for shopping. “We sell clothes that are island-themed,” said Heather Travers, who owns the store with her parents, Dave and Judy Travers. The store offers clothing made with high-quality, breathable fabrics such as linen, which feels light on the body, or a bamboo-based fabric mixed with silk for a comfortably soft touch. The store’s offerings include attire for both everyday wear and for dressing up. Olukai flip-flops ($65) are one of the most popular items in the store. “They’re designed to have memory foam over an arch support,” said Heather. “They feel like a shoe, but they’re a flip-flop.” She also mentioned the Christine Alexander line as one of her favorites. Encompassing everything from jeans to jackets, the items sell for between $40 and $120 and are decorated with the brand’s signature sparkles. “All their crystals are Swarovs-

ki crystals and they’re guaranteed for life.” Tommy Bahama shirts ($130) are another popular seller. “We have one of the largest selections of panel-back Tommy Bahama shirts,” Heather said. The shirts are made of high-quality silk and embroidered in the back with beautiful, elaborate designs. Island Time tries to have a supply of every design available to stores. Of course, no trip to the islands is complete without sunglasses, and Island Time carries a wide range of Oakley, Ray-Ban and Maui Jim shades. Open since October of 2007 under the name “Discovery on the Boardwalk,” the store is in the process of moving to a new location on the boardwalk and changing its name to “Island Time.” The new location’s spacious deck area overlooking the Discovery Bay marina was especially attractive to Heather and her parents. Heather intends to set up chairs and tables so that customers can sit, eat, read the paper and enjoy themselves while other family members shop. The store’s grand re-opening will be held Sunday, Feb. 12 from noon to 5 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Heather grew up in an environment of business ownership and entrepreneurship. Her family owns several companies and bought the store as a way of see Island Time page 7A

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Getting ready to Relay by Samie Hartley Staff Writer As Brentwood Relay For Life enters its eighth incarnation, organizers are planning for 2012 to be a milestone year. Last year, 64 registered teams raised $209,650 in donations for the American Cancer Society (ACS). If participants raise $182, 201 this year, Brentwood will reach the $2 million mark. “We’re so close, and we can do it,” said Relay organizer Wanda Zimmerman at last Tuesday’s Relay kickoff event. “Brentwood has put on a phenomenal effort, but we need to keep going. We need to raise more. Cancer doesn’t take a break – and neither do we.” Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s national effort to raise money for cancer research. According to the organization’s website, 44 ACS-sponsored researchers have gone on to win the Nobel Prize for scientific achievement. Relay participants form teams that over a 24-hour period keep one member on the track – a symbol that cancer never sleeps. Brentwood’s event is scheduled for

the weekend of June 16 and 17 at Liberty High School. Brentwood Relay Event Chair Lynn Gursky said the planning committee has set some lofty goals for this year. She hopes to register 75 teams (43 teams are currently registered), 250 survivors and raise $250,000.“It really takes a village,” Gursky said. “Hope is a gift and together we can give that gift.” Brentwood Relay’s next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. at Liberty High School, 850 Second St. Organizers are planning a mini Relay to give new and potential participants a taste of the Relay experience. Relay events will also be held in Oakley and Antioch this year. Oakley’s is scheduled for April 28 and 29 at Freedom High School. At press time, 96 participants on 32 teams had registered for the event. Antioch’s is scheduled for June 23 and 24 at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg. Antioch, which co-hosts its Relay with Pittsburg, holds its kick-off event Feb. 7 at the Pittsburg Elks Lodge, 200 Marina Blvd. For more information about Relay For Life, visit www.relayforlife.org.

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ly want to use an online lender, be careful, and to make sure you are actually dealing with a real company, and not a scammer. One tip is to really look at the domain name. For example, let’s say you see an ad or receive an email for great loan rates from Chase. Before you click, hover your mouse over the link and if the link goes to www.Chase.com, that’s a good sign. If it goes to www.ChaseLoanAp.net, that’s a warning sign. That’s a domain name that sounds like Chase, but almost anyone could have registered that domain name. If you aren’t familiar with the company, try to check them out. You can try the Mortgage Bankers Association of America at MBAA.org, or the Natl Assoc of Mortg Brokers at NAMB.org or Mortgage.Nationwide Licensingsystem.org. If you have questions on this or any other real estate topic, call me at (925) 240MOVE (6683). To search the MLS for free and view virtual tours of homes for sale, go to: www.SharpHomesOnline.com. Sharp Realty

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Island Time from page 6A diversifying their businesses. “I like the freedom to be creative and to be able to help the customers find exactly what they’re looking for,” said Heather, who handles most of the day-to-day business operations, and decorated the store with its tropical theme. “I want shoppers to come in here and feel relaxed,” she said. “It puts people in a good mood.” The store’s focus on high-quality products and service has earned substantial community support. “Once we get people in the door, they’re usually very happy to come back. We have a lot of loyal customers.” Island Time Apparel and Accessories Boutique, located at 5901 Marina Blvd., Suite 14 in Discovery Bay, is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Call 925-240-8607 or visit www.islandtimestore.com. Island Time is open during moving. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Former Brentwood Idol Jordyn Foley is wowing audiences again with her vocal talent, this time starring in the Bankhead Theater production of “Annie� in Livermore. Performances run weekends through Feb. 5. Performance dates are Friday and Saturday, Jan. 27 and 28 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. Closing weekend shows are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3 and 4 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. For ticket information, visit www. livermoreperformingarts.org.

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Meditation DB Lions put ‘fun’ in fundraiser workshop Meditation expert Dr. Marshall Zaslove visits the Brentwood Senior Center, 193 Griffith Lane, on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. A certified psychiatrist with 39 years of daily meditation experience, Zaslove has conducted more than 1,000 workshops on meditation. The sessions explore how to leave the stressful and frantic outer world behind to access the joy, calm and peace that lies within. How to still the mind can be learned, and everyone can quickly learn this vital technique during this free, two-hour program sponsored by the Brentwood Library. For more information, call 925-5165290 or visit www.ccclib.org.

The Discovery Bay Lions Club hosts its annual Crab Feed on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the beautiful event center at St. Anne Church in Byron. “Every year we sell out, and I’m sure this year will be no exception,” said Jim Mattison of the Lions Club. “In the past, we have had to turn people away, but this year we will be able to accommodate many more at St. Anne.” In addition to crab, pasta and

salad, the evening will feature a DJ and a raffle. “We are blessed to have such a

strong community that supports our Lions Club so in turn we can support the many who need our help,” added Mattison, “from the kids in all our schools to our elderly.” Tickets are available online at www.discoverybaylions.com, at Boardwalk Grill at the Discovery Bay Marina, or Elements Salon in the Safeway shopping center. Those interested in donating raffle prizes or in need of more information should call 925-513-9032.

Quilting classes The Brentwood Library hosts a fivepart beginner’s hand-quilting class for kids 10-16 starting Feb. 1. Classes are held on consecutive Wednesdays through Feb. 29 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sponsored in partnership with the Friends of the Brentwood Library, the series will be taught by Discovery Bay resident and longtime quilter Julia Rivera, who recently initiated a children’s project area at the Guild of Contra Costa County Quilt Show. Rivera learned to quilt at the age of 12, completing the same project she’ll teach to class attendees. Most of her finished quilts are donated to those in need, including military patients, cancer patients and residents of convalescent homes. Classes are free but space is limited. Register by calling the library at 925-516-5290 or stopping by the library at 104 Oak St. Participants should plan to bring the following materials: white 100-percent cotton thread (avoid polyester or cotton-coated), white hand-quilting thread, a sharp pair of scissors and a variety pack of quilting needles. For a list of optional supplies, view the class listing at www.ccclib.org/programs.

Magic in Brentwood Award-winning magician Ray Andrews performs at the new Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St., on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. Be prepared for dazzling sleight-ofhand and lots of laughs for the whole family at this free, 45-minute event sponsored by the Friends of the Brentwood Library. All ages are welcome. No tickets or registration are required. The new Brentwood Community Center, located across from the Brentwood Library, is under construction but open for business. To get to Ray Andrews’ magic show, park in the garage at City Park Way and Second Street and enter on the ground floor next to the elevators. For more information, call 925-516529 or visit www.ccclib.org.

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Strike up the band The Brentwood Concert Band and the Liberty Symphonic Band and Flute Choir perform Saturday, Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. at Liberty High School, 850 Second St. Brentwood. A reception follows. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. Proceeds benefit the Stuart Music Fund, created to promote instrumental music by subsidizing the cost of music education for young musicians. This year, the fund is awarding two $500 scholarships to deserving Liberty High School musicians.

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Schools brace for budget impacts by Dr. Richard Rogers Superintendent, Oakley Union School District School districts throughout California will not know their budgets until the voters of California speak next November. This will be almost halfway through a school district’s fiscal year and assumes that the governor will have garnered enough signatures on his petition to even get the initiative on the ballot. Without the funds generated by this temporary tax initiative, UEST schools will lose $370 per student. COMMENT For the Oakley Union School District, this would equate to a $1.67 million loss of revenue. This is on top of the 20-percent cut in our revenues since the recession began four years ago. In short, his initiative would do the following: • Millionaires and high-income earners will pay up to 2-percent higher income taxes for five years. • No family making less than $500,000 a year will see their income taxes rise. • There will be a temporary half-cent increase in sales tax, still lower than it was six months ago. • The funds will be dedicated for only education and public safety. If the tax initiative fails to pass, we will be faced with many tough decisions as we look ahead. However, the governor’s proposed budget has made one decision very easy.

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Should Almond Grove Elementary be opened in 2012-13? Let me answer that question with another question: “If you thought you might lose your job next November, would you buy a new house today?” Of course you wouldn’t! As you may be aware, two of our neighboring districts have new schools that are also currently not open. The Knightsen School District actually opened its new school for a few years but has since had to close it. And the Brentwood Union School District has a new school ready to open but it too has postponed the opening. On a positive note, we are the only district out of the three that has received and continues to receive revenue from its new school site. Currently, the Lynn Center – a center serving special-needs students – is essentially paying the district about $180,000 per year for the use of nine classrooms. In the past, these very special children had to be bused all the way into Pittsburg to an extremely sub-par facility; a facility that has since been demolished. Opening a new school is a very costly proposition. In our case we estimate the cost to be well over $400,000 per year. It would be fiscally irresponsible to open Almond Grove at this time, particularly with our fortunes (or lack thereof) resting on a hoped-for ballot initiative next November. If you are interested in more information on Almond Grove or the district, visit our website at www.ouesd.k12. ca.us. Other key provisions of the governor’s proposed budget are the elimination of funds for transportation and the

LETTERS Benevolent bus stop Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Rick at the LUSHD bus barn. My 3-year-old grandson, T.J. Halford, loves school buses along with firetrucks and ambulances. He had been asking to see a bus, and whenever we went by the bus barn the buses were out. Just before Christmas, we stopped by and all the buses were there. Rick was kind to stop what he was doing and gave T.J a tour of a bus, letting him sit in the driver’s seat, walk through the bus and even talk on the radio!

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‘Employer’ doesn’t have all the facts Editor: This is in response to Jonathan Silver’s letter of Jan. 20 regarding the recent Grand Jury report on ECCFPD. He is absolutely correct – the fire department and its employees work for the taxpayers. However, Mr. Silver seems to be misinformed when raising his “questions,” particularly when it comes to “alternative funding” and other possible solutions for the district. First, privatization of the fire district is not a realistic option. Just ask the folks in San Carlos, another cash-strapped city which considered privatizing its fire service with Wackenhut. If Wackenhut and other private providers are so great, then why did they lose their recent bid to take over fire services at Lawrence Livermore National Lab? If LLNL isn’t willing to allow one of these private companies to provide fire services, then why should the residents of ECCFPD allow one of these companies to protect their lives and property with their often undertrained and low-paid workers who aren’t held to the same professional standards as their municipal counterparts?

never-enacted Transitional Kindergarten Program. He is also proposing a change in the way K-3 class size reduction funds are allocated. In short, this will officially abolish the program as we once knew it. While the state is eliminating transportation funding, the Oakley school district will not. Unfortunately, we will lose $28,000 annually in funding from the state. This loss will have to be absorbed by our general fund. While the funding for the never-implemented Transitional Kindergarten Program has been cut, the age for enrollment has not been withdrawn. Therefore, to enroll in kindergarten for the next school year, students must be age 5 by Nov. 1. The following year by Oct. 1 and finally in 2014-15, they must be age 5 by Sept. 1. We estimated that this will impact our enrollment and therefore revenue by approximately 30 less students each of the next three years. This will be a loss of about $135,000 per year. In the broader picture thus far we have managed the budget crisis well. This is in large part due to the understanding and cooperation we have enjoyed with our community and employees. Next November has the potential to test our patience one more time. I continue to be disheartened by the lack of support for public education by some in Sacramento. Among the 50 states, we currently rank near the bottom in funding, yet we have the highest standards, the greatest expectations and the most diverse population of any state in the union. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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The company’s interest in properly training and paying its workers is influenced entirely by how that affects the bottom line rather than by how that provides the best possible service. The statement regarding reducing staffing from three to two per apparatus as they have done in Pacifica is false. The only department on the Peninsula that operates a two-person fire apparatus is South San Francisco, and that is only at minimum staffing levels. I encourage everyone to read the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) recent residential fire study on fire crew sizes, arrival times, and their influence on saving lives and property. It is the first study to quantify these effects. According to the study, four-person crews were able to complete 22 essential firefighting and rescue tasks 2 percent faster than a three-person crew and 30 percent faster than a two-person crew. Many Bay Area departments already run three-person crews, and Mr. Silver’s recommendation is to cut this further? NIST is a non-regulatory agency of the U.S. Commerce Department. The report can be found at www.nist.gov/el/fire_ research/residential-fire-report_042810. cfm. Rather than going with Wackenhut, San Carlos has all of its fire administration handled by Redwood City. It is projected to net San Carlos the same savings it would have gained by going with Wackenhut, but

allows San Carlos to continue to have its own municipal department. Daly City has taken a similar approach with Pacifica and Brisbane (North County Fire Authority). However, ECCFPD is not a direct comparison to what is done on the Peninsula. The Peninsula has numerous small departments that operate in close proximity to each other and have had boundarydropping mutual-aid agreements in place for years. Consolidating and merging isn’t a fix-all approach for every department. Why should companies like American Medical Response (AMR) and Paramedics Plus be making money hand-over-fist by providing ambulance service on a contract basis when cities and districts could provide their own ambulance service and be billing patients/insurance directly? Such an arrangement provides great service for the citizens and puts money right back into the departments/cities. A municipal ambulance service at the very least will pay for itself, so the financial risk is low. Some people scream bloody murder that firefighters and emergency medical personnel are overpaid and over-funded for what they do, but that’s only until it is their house that is on fire or their family member or even themselves who is injured or dying. Casey Keefe Brentwood see Letters page 19A


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A sampling of recent law enforcement activity reported by East County police departments. BRENTWOOD Jan. 11, 5:39 a.m. An unidentified person pried open the driver’s side door of a vehicle parked on Orchid Drive and stole a stereo, loose change and jackets. Estimated loss: $1,200; property damage: $500. Jan. 11, 8:36 a.m. An unidentified person forced entry into a vehicle parked on Ranchwood Drive and stole a stereo and GPS unit. Jan. 11, 1:46 p.m. On Brentwood Boulevard at Spruce Street, a subject stopped for multiple vehicle code violations was found to be driving on a suspended license. He was cited and his vehicle was stored. Jan. 11, 8:16 p.m. An unidentified person entered a business on Sand Creek Road, brandished a weapon and demanded money. After being given cash, he fled on foot. Jan. 11, 9:30 p.m. A subject contacted on Pasco Drive at Westpoint Way was observed discarding a loaded handgun. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Jan. 11, 10:53 p.m. On Heritage Drive, a subject who punched another subject in the face was arrested and released on a Promise To Appear. Jan. 12, 3:50 a.m. On Brentwood Boulevard, a subject contacted during a disturbance call was found to have two outstanding warrants for his arrest. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Jan. 12, 1:01 p.m. An unidentified person used the personal information of a resident of Sycamore Avenue to obtain prescription drugs in another jurisdiction. Jan. 12, 1:36-2:45 p.m. An unidentified person cut and removed copper wire from electrical boxes and light poles on Malbec Lane at Pomerol Circle, and Vineyards Parkway at Miwok Avenue. Jan. 12, 3:12 p.m. Two unidentified subjects entered the garage of a residence on Tamalpais Avenue by using a stolen garage door opener. They attempted to gain further entry into the residence but the resident was home and scared them away. Jan. 12, 4:16 p.m. On Pine Street at Brentwood Boulevard, a subject who slipped on the sidewalk, causing an injury to her ankle, was transported to a local hospital.

LOGS Jan. 12, 6:12 p.m. Two subjects identified as unwanted guests at a business on Balfour Road were found to be under the influence of a controlled substance. They were arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Jan. 12, 7:06 p.m. On the Highway 4 Bypass at Balfour Road, a subject caught driving a stolen vehicle was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Jan. 12, 8:56 p.m. A subject contacted on Lone Tree Way was found to be under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Jan. 13, 9:42 a.m. On Brentwood Boulevard, a subject found a rusted rifle while helping a friend clean out the storage compartment of a deceased relative. The rifle was brought to police headquarters for destruction. Jan. 13, 11:45 a.m. An unidentified person damaged the awning of a business on First Street. Jan. 13, 3:57 p.m. A resident of Altessa Drive reported that she believes she signed a fraudulent lease agreement for the residence. The case is under investigation. Jan. 13, 4:30 p.m. An unidentified person stole a cell phone left unattended on American Avenue. Jan. 13, 7:32 p.m. On Brentwood Boulevard, a subject violated a court order by failing to appear for a child exchange. Jan. 14, 12:38 p.m. An unidentified person stole a vehicle parked on Redhaven Street. Jan. 14, 3:26 p.m. An unidentified person put sugar in the gas tank of a vehicle parked on Heritage Way. The owner of the vehicle expressed suspicion that a certain party was responsible due to ongoing disputes between them, and the statement of a witness. The case is under investigation. Jan. 14, 5 p.m. An unidentified person stole an unattended purse from a salon on Sand Creek Road. Jan. 14, 5:44 p.m. On the Highway 4 Bypass at Sand Creek Road, a driver who struck another vehicle was found to be driving on a suspended license. Jan. 14, 6 p.m. A two-vehicle rear-end collision occurred on the Highway 4 Bypass at Sand Creek Road. Jan. 14, 8 p.m. On Virginia Lane at Lone Tree Way, a subject stopped for a vehicle code vio-

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lation was found to be under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant and in possession of a controlled substance. A passenger in the vehicle was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Both were arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Jan. 14, 10:28 p.m. A subject contacted on Orchard Drive at Walnut Boulevard was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Jan. 14, 11:53 p.m. On Brentwood Boulevard, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest and be under the influence of a controlled substance and in possession of several controlled substances. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Jan. 15, 12:01 a.m. On Second Street, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found to be driving on a license suspended for DUI. He was arrested and released on a Notice To Appear. Jan. 15, 7:44 a.m. On Sand Creek Road at Fairview Avenue, a driver who crashed his vehicle was found be driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and transported to a local hospital for treatment. Jan. 15, 11:50 a.m. An unidentified person vandalized a residence on Christenson Street. Jan. 15, 12:32 p.m. A subject caught stealing clothes at a business on Lone Tree Way was arrested and released on a Promise To Appear. Jan. 15, 1:51 p.m. On Minnesota Avenue at Carmel Parkway, a driver made a left turn, lost control of his vehicle and struck a sound wall. He was transported to a local hospital and treated for a broken nose. Jan. 15, 3:50 p.m. Two subjects were involved in a verbal dispute on Mojave Drive. Jan. 15, 6:40 p.m. An unidentified person damaged property in the restroom of a business on Balfour Road and fled in a vehicle. Jan. 15, 9:38 p.m. On Stonehaven Drive at Central Boulevard, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Jan. 16, 9:04 a.m. On Lone Tree Way at Fairview Avenue, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to be driving on a suspended license and was unable to provide

satisfactory identification. He was arrested and released on a Promise To Appear. Jan. 16, 5:32 p.m. An unidentified person stole a video surveillance camera on Carey Lane. Jan. 16, 5:57 p.m. An unidentified subject was observed sitting outside a residence on Windy Springs Lane at Lemon Street in violation of a restraining order. The subject fled when seen by the victim. Jan. 16, 6:15 p.m. On Bay Laurel Court at Trinity Drive, a subject observed throwing knives at a fence was contacted and found to be throwing the knives in a safe manner at a suitable target. Jan. 16, 8:13 p.m. On Balfour Road at Summerset Drive, a driver who struck a curb and a tree sustained major injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Jan. 16, 11:58 p.m. On Mill Creek Way, four witnesses reported being harassed by two subjects over the past six years. The witnesses were given information on obtaining restraining orders. Jan. 17, 9:15 a.m. A resident of Panorama Way reported that following a knock on her front door she saw an unidentified person in her backyard. A search of the area was made but the subject was not located. Jan. 17, 12:38 p.m. On Pecan Place, a dog was fatally attacked by other dogs. Jan. 17, 7:16 p.m. Unidentified subjects tried to steal merchandise from a business on Lone Tree Way and threatened store employees. Jan. 17, 8:35 p.m. A subject rang the doorbell of a residence on Picadilly Lane for 15 minutes and refused to leave. The subject and the resident were involved in a dating relationship involving reports of domestic violence. No injuries were observed or reported by either party. Jan. 18, 7:49 a.m. An unidentified person forced entry into three homes under construction on Big Basin Drive. Jan. 18, 11:35 a.m. A vehicle stolen in Brentwood was recovered by the San Pablo Police Department. Jan. 18, 7:23 p.m. A resident of Montrose Court walked into his backyard and observed an unidentified male jumping over his fence. To view the Brentwood Police Department’s public logs on the city’s Web site, visit www.ci.brentwood.ca.us/department/ pd/reports/index.cfm.

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ummerset residents and fabulous foursome Michael and Linda Fuller and George and June Henebury recently cleared the water hazard known as the eastern Pacific in the company of their Hometown Weekly Newspaper. The group got to read lush greens – and their Brentwood Press – at the Ka’anapali Golf Courses in Lahaina, Maui in the balmy state of Hawaii.

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A local developer has agreed to work with neighbors of the affordable housing complex on Carol Lane to meet their desires for privacy protection and increased security. When the City of Oakley announced earlier this month that its council would be considering granting a density bonus to Corporation for Better Housing, giving the developer permission to add an additional 105 units of affordable housing, neighbors took to the Web to voice their opposition to the plan. There are currently 360 units at the Commons at Oak Grove Apartments, and 44 more are under construction. As Carol Lane residents have been know to vandalize property when creating short cuts to get across town, the density bonus would increase the complex’s units to 509, a number that worries neighbors. The density bonus is guaranteed to the developer by state law, so the city hosted an informational workshop last week to explain the situation to residents. Charlie Brumbaugh, representative for Corporation for Better Housing, was on hand for that meeting, and after hearing the public’s concerns, he vowed to make the effort to be a good neighbor. “We had a number of very productive meetings with staff, your city manager and others, and hopefully most, if not all, of your

concerns have been worked out,” Brumbaugh said at Tuesday’s council meeting. Brumbaugh went on record with a commitment to work with residents and erect a wall along the south end of the property to serve as a buffer between the apartments and residents of the Oak Meadow neighborhood. He is leaving the height of the wall up to the neighbors, who have preliminarily suggested a solid wall between six to eight feet tall. Brumbaugh also said he’ll plant trees to help block sound and provide Oak Meadow residents with an increased sense of privacy. The trees will help obscure residents’ backyards from apartment residents in the proposed four-story unit. To deter crime within the apartment complex, Brumbaugh plans to install a minimum of two security cameras per floor of each apartment building and install a camera in the main lobby of each building. Councilman Randy Pope commended Brumbaugh for his cooperation and effort to strike a compromise with the neighbors. As the area has a history of break-ins, Pope requested that Brumbaugh install additional cameras in the parking lots. He also recommended that the developer use software with identification capabilities to provide greater protection to residents. With no opposing deliberation, the council accepted the density bonus application 5-0. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Parenting – not a spectator sport by Walter Ruehlig I often get asked by concerned community members as to what single attention can best advance education. It’s a complex challenge that, truth be told, defies single remedy. Actually, education can be likened to a three-legged stool. Any one unstable leg – student, teacher or parent – can UEST cause the stool to COMMENT wobble. The student needs to exercise discipline and motivation; the teacher, effective communication, passion, rigor, relevancy and classroom management; the parent, guidance and strict vigilance. Needless to say, volumes have been written extolling the crucial role of good teachers. Substantial data, in fact, indicates that a child having three consecutive years with high-performing teachers has a virtual lock on succeeding. Given three years with mediocre or poor teachers, the adverse is also more likely true. Hence, we place great premium on recruiting, and then peer training, the best teachers available. The fact remains, though, that like police officers, dentists or landscapers, for that matter, there will always be the

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good, the bad and the ugly in the mix. One thing, though, that rests firmly in our personal control is effective parenting. Every three years the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development examines 15-year-olds in the worlds’ leading industrialized nations through the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). Reading comprehension and the ability to use what has been learned in math and science to solve real problems is tested. The United States, once among educational world leaders, sadly now scores in the middle of the pack, right above Cyprus, and far trailing Finland, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Compelled to find some success denominators, in 2009 the PISA team went beyond the classroom and interviewed 5,000 parents to find out what they were doing. The conclusion shows that students whose parents often read to them during their first years of primary school, performed, regardless of socio-economic status, significantly better. The average difference was 25 points or the equivalent of half a year of schooling. Little surprise, as competent parenting was never, we’d agree, a spectator sport. Spending time with your children by talking, playing, or sharing a family meal is the most priceless treasure youth can inherit.

Reading to your child, though – now there is true “quality time.” Stress, then, the written word by having books and magazines around the house. Lead by example and read to yourself as well. If you can’t get involved in helping with homework, at least show an interest and ask what your child is doing. Check into School Loop, which allows you to computer monitor your child’s attendance, homework and grades. Let them know you are involved and consider education paramount. Praise and reward their efforts, for filling their bucket of self-esteem ensures it can never run short. Know your child’s associations and keep them busy. “Hanging out” and boredom germinate mischief. Contrarily, youth involved in clubs and organized activities channel their energy with a positively reinforcing circle of friends. Though I think “tiger parenting” can be taken, like anything, to excess, and that some free time is needed to keep childhood from uber-seriousness, it is OK to keep expectations high. Truth be, I am a zealot on parental involvement because I have been hit by lightning twice on family matters. I grew up in Great Neck, Long Island in a predominantly Jewish town. The prevailing question wasn’t “if” college, but “what” college. Little wonder, neighbors routinely entered

professions like accounting, dentistry or law or started profitable businesses like furrier or jewelry. I owe gratitude, then, to my blue-collar dad, a chef, for sacrificing so we could move from working-class Queens into a community where expectations were unlimited. I then married a Filippina and, double bingo, again saw the effects of a parental culture dead set on education. Though the Academic Performance Index (API) for Antioch is 727 out of a possible 1,000, with 800 the California goal, the Filippino sub-set scores 835. Certainly, it’s not Asian Wheaties the kids are eating for breakfast that makes such a profound difference. Credit family values. Of course, there is no substitute for an inspired teacher. We can’t, though, put all our marbles there. We also need better parents. They will inexorably make our teachers better. As Shakespeare said, “The voice of parents is the voice of god, for to their children they are heaven’s lieutenants.” Teach your children well. After all, isn’t it a funny thing how fortunate parents who have conscientious children usually have fortunate children who have conscientious parents? Walter Ruehlig is a trustee for the Antioch Unified School District Board.

even though Mr. Dawson has been formally charged with criminal child endangerment and spousal battery, this should not be the basis for a recall. That is something of a “straw man” argument because his criminal domestic violence issues are only part of the basis for his recall. Actually, Mr. Dawson has demonstrated a pattern of violent and threatening behavior as described in this and other media outlets that cannot be toler-

ated. No matter how much he disagreed with something that was said at a CSD meeting, there is no excuse for following a member of the public into the parking lot and challenging him to a fight. Nor is there any excuse for threatening to kick another board member’s a#* when he wasn’t chosen to be on a committee. And then, yes, finally he was indeed arrested and charged with acts of domestic violence. He deserves his day in court, and he

will get it. However, serving as a representative of our community is a privilege, and because of his actions, both in and outside of the board meetings, it is one that we no longer feel should be his. If you have already signed the petition, thank you. If not, please come by Safeway on Saturday and join your neighbors in making it clear that this behavior does not represent our community. Don Flint Discovery Bay


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he San Francisco 49ers were unable to advance past the NFC Championship game, but the Super Bowl rosters should still hold an attraction for East County residents. Sterling Moore, a 2007 Deer Valley graduate, helped the New England Patriots beat the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, knocking away a potential game-winning touchdown pass. Patriots Senior Football Advisor Floyd Reese is also a Brentwood native and Liberty alumnus. Defensive end Dave Tollefson, who graduated from Los Medanos College in 2000, is playing for his second Super Bowl ring with the New York Giants.

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Deer Valley senior Jamie Bonwell tries to get around Freedom’s Gianna DiMercurio during Bay Valley Athletic League play last week.

Deer Valley High’s girls soccer team has a new vibe. Despite their talented lineup in years past, the Wolverines haven’t posted a sterling record. But the current senior-rich team is hungry to make a jump to the North Coast Section playoffs. While they did suffer through a rough preseason, the Wolverines are off to a successful start in Bay Valley Athletic League play – due largely to the leadership of eight seniors eager to reverse the trend of previous seasons. “Most of the seniors have been playing together since their sophomore year,” said senior center/forward Hayley Wiggins. “We’re more motivated than we have been in the past years. We’ve beaten

some of the teams that we never thought we would.” One of those teams was Liberty, which hosted the Wolverines in the BVAL opener. Coming off of a 3-7-1 preseason, there was little reason for Deer Valley to be optimistic, as their seniors had never beaten the Lions. But Wiggins buried a goal in each half, propelling the Wolverines to a 2-0 victory. That game was followed up by wins against Antioch and Pittsburg by a combined score of 9-1. The first league loss came at Freedom, which is also where the season’s scariest moment occurred. Senior goalkeeper Kara Leffle was inadvertently kicked in the head by one of the Falcons players while trying to grab a loose ball. She suffered a concussee Seniority page 24A


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glory of MMA fighting, but rather a degree in manufacturing engineering. Chappel feels that Johnson’s acumen both in the ring and the classroom will get him wherever he wants to go after Liberty. “He’s come so far,” Chappel said. “I still think he’s got a big growth curve if he goes to college, and he wants to.” After learning wrestling techniques in his freshman year, Johnson excelled in his sophomore season. He placed an impressive seventh in the 125-pound bracket at

the North Coast Section tournament that year, an experience that made him yearn for more success. It was then that Johnson knew he’d be a wrestler throughout his time at Liberty. Johnson continued to excel in his junior season, turning in a third-place finish at NCS. He defeated Dougherty Valley senior Ken Geraldi in the consolation bracket to qualify for the state tournament. This year, Johnson doesn’t want to

make just an appearance at the California Interscholastic Federation meet – he wants to win. So far, he’s been battling opponents in a weight class higher than usual, but Chappel has been impressed with his effort as he takes on some of the state’s most talented wrestlers. “He’s a good enough athlete and a good enough wrestler,” Chappel said, “that if he can get the right draw, maybe catch someone who’s a little flat – anything like that happens, you sneak your way in as a medalist.” While he has taken some lumps against tough competition, Johnson has found success this season. Starting the year as a 157-pounder, he went 5-0 in a meet at Natomas, near Sacramento. He slimmed down to 145 for Liberty’s Lou Bronzan Tournament, where he was named the Most Valuable Wrestler. Johnson is currently ranked 19th in the state and second in the section in the 138-pound category, according to The California Wrestler, a comprehensive high school wrestling website. “I think that I’ve put a lot of things together, from my takedowns to my pinning combinations,” Johnson said. “I definitely want to win league again, but then I really want to become a North Coast Section champion and help our team win a North Coast Section title.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

these girls,” Zuniga said. Leading Deer Valley is a quartet of senior captains: Wiggins, center/mid Samantha Marin, right defender Jamie Bonwell and left/inside defender Briana Pickens, who has been on the varsity team since her freshman year. “We pretty much grew up together,” Pickens said. “I feel like our chemistry’s better than in previous years. We have

the drive to win and get to NCS.” It’s a goal yet to be fulfilled by this group of Wolverines. Since the team’s nucleus was formed two seasons ago, Deer Valley is 14-23-5 overall; 5-15-4 in league play. But if the Wolverines are haunted by past frustrations, they don’t let it show in their attitude or play. A full 14 of the team’s 21 players are seniors or juniors, so their window for success

is closing. It’s a small window, but the players are confident they have the right formula to bust through it. “We have a really good sense of each other,” Martin said. “We work really well as a team this year – more as a unit than in the past. We all get along well this year. Not that we didn’t in the past but this year; we just have a really nice flow.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Seniority from page 23A sion and was airlifted off the field. Head coach Jesse Zuniga reported that Leffle is now OK. In addition to being a year older, the team is benefiting from the addition of assistant coach and trainer Matt Oliveri. Prior to joining the girls, Oliveri played the same role on the Wolverines’ varsity boys team. “He’s done a great job with

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Liberty wrestler Xavier Johnson tries to take down a Freedom Falcon during BVAL action last season. Johnson has become a talented athlete for the Lions.

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As a freshman, Liberty High’s Xavier Johnson pictured the wrestling mat as a steppingstone to the mixed-martial arts octagon. It will probably get him to college. A 134-pound senior on the Lions’ wrestling team, Johnson once dreamt of becoming a mixed-martial arts fighter and figured that wrestling was a logical start. But unlike many of his teammates who came through Liberty’s youth program, Johnson had never grappled before he stepped on campus. That first year on the freshman team was rough, but Johnson stuck with it. By the end of the season, he made his way to Greg Chappel’s varsity squad. “It was nothing that I expected,” Johnson said. “I had never even watched a real wrestling match before. I actually used to think it was not a cool sport.” Johnson credited two Liberty alumni – David Klingsheim and Anthony Thurgood, both family friends – with motivating him to gut it out. Both wrestlers went on to compete in college – Klingsheim at Nebraska, Thurgood at Sierra College. This is a goal that Johnson now shares, and has set schools such as Arizona State and Hofstra in his sights. Johnson no longer desires the gory


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Trevor’s Weekly Mortgage Matters One Love (1% Down Payment) This single, released in 1976 by Bob Marley and The Wailers, combined with other hits such as “Waiting in Vain” and “Jamming,” helped keep the bands “Exodus” album on the British album charts for 56 consecutive weeks. That same year, “One Love” was one of the determining factors for Rolling Stone as the magazine awarded its prestigious Band of the Year award to Bob Marley and The Wail-ers. Last but not least “One Love” was one of the many reasons that in 1999 Time Magazine recognized Bob Marley and The Wailer’s “Exodus” album as the greatest album of the 20th century. Diving deeper into the music, we’re able to see that Bob Mar-ley’s lyrics were a telling story, if not acting as a reflection of his Rastafarian religious beliefs. It is in this context that we can break down “One Love” to its religious meaning of LOVE for others, for our fellow-man – the meaning of charity in human endeavors. And it is in this light that we’ll find the true subject matter for this article. Once again seeing a need to aid and assist our current real estate market, the California Housing Finance Agency, otherwise known as CalHFA, has completely revamped their home loan programs. Ac-cording to Steve Spears, acting Director for the California Housing Finance Agency, “While the financial market turmoil continues and California faces unique challenges economically, there is perhaps

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no more important time for our agency to work on behalf of families statewide.” This is an agency that puts its money where its mouth is: Since the agency’s creation in 1975, CalHFA has helped over 150,000 California families realize their dream of homeownership by using over $18 billion in non-taxpayer funds to secure low rate fixed mortgages, as well as offer down payment assistance programs. Their latest effort to help “first time buyers” – those who have not claimed any mortgage interest on their tax returns in the last three years – comes in the form of an AMAZING down pay-ment assistance program. And although the guidelines are tighter, and more restrictive than before, the payoff is truly worth it…California is willing to cover 99% of a buyer’s down-payment. In other words those who qualify for the state’s program will only have to put 1% of their own money to-wards their down-payment. If you’re buying a home for $200,000 instead of bringing in the minimum FHA down pay-ment of 3.5%, or $6,500, you’ll only need to bring in 1%, or $2,000! In order to offer this product you have to be CalHFA certi-fied, which I am. Call me and in the words of Bob Marley, “Let’s get together and feel alright.” As always, I welcome all questions and or concerns pertaining to real estate lending on my cell phone, 925-726-1444, or via email, tfreymortgages@yahoo.com. – Advertisement

Freedom High’s James O’Neal drives to the basket past Heritage High’s Bryce Nicolicchia on Tuesday night.

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Long-awaited victory rejuvenates Freedom by Michael Dixon Correspondent The Freedom High School boys basketball team’s struggles in Bay Valley Athletic League competition in recent years has centered largely on the inability to beat Heritage. On Tuesday, the Falcons made an emphatic statement that this season will be different. They defeated Heritage 62-46 on the Patriots’ home court. Freedom (15-4; 3-0 BVAL) never trailed, forcing the Patriots to play catch-up all night. The Falcons opened up a 20-7 lead in the first quarter, and while Heritage did manage to cut the deficit to five points early in the third quarter, the Falcons put the game away in the second half. “We played like we have all year,” said Freedom head coach Drew Torres. “Good in spurts, made some boneheaded mistakes, but I thought in the fourth quarter we played pretty good. We had a couple of players step up and refuse to lose.” The Falcons’ attack, led by junior guard James O’Neal and sophomore forward Elliot Smith, was consistent all night. The duo scored a game-high 18 points apiece. But Freedom did leave room for improvement, draining only four three-pointers all night and shooting only eight of 21 from the foul line. “At the end of the third quarter we came in, talked to each other and said, ‘We’re gonna win the game,’” Smith said. “That’s all we needed.” Junior swingman Bryce Nicolicchia led the Patriots (12-7, 0-3 BVAL) in points with 13, while sophomore big man Shon Briggs notched 12. The most telling sign of Heritage’s inconsistency on offense was Nicolicchia’s

scoring line. While he led his team in scoring, only one of those points came in the first half. “Freedom just outplayed us,” said Heritage head coach Pat Cruickshank. “I don’t know that there’s any one particular thing that went wrong. They came in and wanted it a lot more than we did. They seemed to get more offensive rebounds and loose balls. One of those may not seem to mean a lot, but they really add up in the end.” Heritage played an impressive preseason, but is off to a rough start in league play, dropping the first three contests. The Patriots close out their first run through the BVAL next Tuesday at Antioch and take a road trip to Pittsburg on Friday. “We’ve got to come back to practice tomorrow and we’ve got to figure out what combinations work and what guys want to play,” Cruickshank added. “We’ve got our feet kind of stuck in cement right now, so we’ve got to figure out how to get out of it.” Freedom is not facing that problem. The Falcons complete their league schedule first at Deer Valley on Friday and then at home against Liberty on Tuesday. Friday’s game versus the Wolverines will amount to an early clash for first place, as both teams are undefeated in league play following Deer Valley’s 71-69 overtime victory at Liberty. The Falcons are confident they’re on the right track. “If we keep playing together,” O’Neal said, “we can win league, take it to the playoffs, and really get going there.” Freedom’s junior varsity team was also victorious Friday, knocking off Heritage 5945. Obi Ihenacho of the Patriots led all scorers with 19 points, while Rodney Pope’s 16 paced the Falcons. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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The annual Ballin’ in the Bay threeon-three basketball tournament rolls into Discovery Bay on Saturday, Feb. 11. The tournament provides a bracket for every age and gender. From third-graders to high-schoolers, from the masters to moms, a division will be built to fit every team’s needs. All participants receive a Tshirt, and the winners in each division walk away with cash and prizes. Every team is guaranteed a minimum of three games, and tasty barbecue and drinks are available all day. Proceeds from Ballin’ in the Bay benefit sports programs for East Contra County kids.

Applications can be found on the home page of www.warriorelitebasketball.com or at Boardwalk Grill, 5879 Marina Road in Discovery Bay. The fee is $20. All players must submit their application and pay their registration fee by Wednesday, Feb. 1. Sign-ups will also be held Friday, Jan. 27 and Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Aladino’s Pizza, 1555 Riverlake Road in Discovery Bay. Players in need of a team will be assigned an appropriate team by event organizers. For more information, call David Bohannon at 925-766-6864 or Jim Mattison at 925-6981590.


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Chris Sasville’s company, Sasville Properties, was named Discovery Bay’s Business of the Year at the State of the Town Dinner last weekend.

Finest from page 1A a reaffirmation of the giving spirit of Discovery Bay. “I am truly humbled and honored to be recognized among my peers,” said Graves. “Discovery Bay is a unique community filled with many individuals who work hard to make our town special. It is a privilege to be able to contribute with so many to make a difference.” Chris Sasville, owner of Sasville Properties, is a longtime supporter of community groups and local organizations. He was also a double-nominee in both the Citizen

and Business of the Year categories. “I’m just honored to be nominated with him,” Sasville said, nodding toward Graves. Graves’ work on behalf of the town, his church and veterans everywhere should get Graves kudos from far beyond Discovery Bay’s borders. “He’s the man of the year for the town, the county, the state and even the country.” Supervisor Mary Piepho, Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan and a representative from State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier’s office, were on hand to offer their congratulations to the evening’s winners and honorees.

Commissioner, spoke in favor of CUPs, saying quality developments will still come forward. “If it’s a good project, (a CUP) isn’t going to stop it,” she said. “I don’t think this would hurt the city at all.” The potential that the new law would have a chilling effect on the city’s economic development was acknowledged by Councilman Steve Barr, as was the possible lost

tax revenue that, if it continues, could eventually lead to budget problems and reduction of city services, he said. Those risks were worth taking, however, if that’s what was required to more tightly control the impacts large projects could make on the city and its residents. Alex Greenwood, Brentwood’s Economic Development manager, said the

change could diminish interest in Brentwood, and noted that “there are very few retail opportunities out there currently.” He added, however, that due to the city’s established desirability, a “clean, efficient and professional CUP process would not necessarily be a deal breaker for all these types of retailers.” To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

and are brainstorming ways to finance work on the city’s namesake street. Ehler said the city can’t form a solid plan for Brentwood Boulevard until the redevelopment question is resolved. “We won’t really finalize our new long-term plan until some of the issues with redevelopment are sorted out at the state level,” Ehler said. “The state keeps throwing us curveballs. … I think the legislators are getting bombarded with everything that the cities have been hit with, but they haven’t been able to piece it together.” Oakley officials have welcomed the

move, as it will allow Main Street to host parades and festivals. The transfer will also move freight traffic away from downtown, a development that will take full effect once the Highway 160 connectors are built in about three years. “Now we have local control and we don’t have to go through all the design standards that are required by Caltrans,” Frazier said. “It’s a great benefit to moving forward with revitalizing our downtown.” In the works for years, the move allows Brentwood and Oakley to fix potholes or make improvements without

running the convoluted gauntlet of state approval. Frazier noted that in the past, getting a permit to do work on Main Street could take anywhere from 18 months to two years. According to Taylor, “Anytime you as a city have the major control, that’s a good thing for the citizens that live within the jurisdiction.” Local transportation officials have already planned a ceremony to commemorate the transfer: Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. at The Streets of Brentwood. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

iscovery Bay residents Ken and Marian Landoline stowed their Hometown Weekly Newpaper in their luggage on a recent vacation to the Aloha State. They’re seen here with the Discovery Bay Press at the luxurious Turtle Bay Resort on the island of Oahu. Thanks, Ken and Marian, for a taste of those warm tropical breezes.

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Highway 4 from page 1A the city will find other funding sources and believes that the loss of RDA money won’t hurt too badly. Once the Oakley Generating Station becomes operational in 2015 or 2016, the power plant will pour roughly $2.7 million per year into city coffers. In Brentwood, improvements to Brentwood Boulevard will cost between $25 million and $40 million, according to city Finance Director Pam Ehler. Brentwood officials are still trying to figure out what the RDA ruling means for the city, LEGAL NOTICES

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vard in order to establish the Brentwood Boulevard Specific Plan; and an application for a Rezone (RZ 12-002) to change the zoning classifications for various properties along Brentwood Boulevard in order to implement the Brentwood Boulevard Specific Plan. The project site encompasses approximately 265 acres located on both sides of Brentwood Boulevard, beginning at Second Street on the south and extending to Delta Road on the north. The Brentwood Boulevard Specific Plan includes approximately 44 acres for Medium Density Residential development, three acres for High Density

Residential development, 29 acres for General Commercial development, 104 acres for Mixed-Use development (including a High Density Residential component), 80 acres for Mixed-Use development, and six acres for Open Space development. A Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) has been prepared for this project pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act to assess potentially adverse environmental impacts. The FEIR is available for review and comment until 5:00 PM on February 6, 2012. Applicant: City of Brentwood

Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Planning Manager Erik Nolthenius [(925) 516-5137 or enolthenius@ brentwoodca.gov] in the Community Development Department of the City of Brentwood, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, California 94513. Before any court challenge of Planning Commission decisions, you are required to appeal the decision to the City Council no later than the time period provided under the City’s Municipal Code. In addition you may be

limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: January 27, 2012.

following: An application for a conditional use permit (CUP 11-025) to allow a dental office known as Brentwood Smiles Dentistry, located at 6660 Lone Tree Way, Suite 7 (APN 019-010-039). Applicant: Lone Tree Center LLC / Pacific Dental Services Said hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, California. Further information may be obtained from Assistant Planner Tim Nielsen [(925) 516-5151 or tnielsen@brentwoodca.gov] in the Community Development Department of the City of

Brentwood, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, California 94513. Before any court challenge of Planning Commission decisions, you are required to appeal the decision to the City Council no later than the time period provided under the City’s Municipal Code. In addition you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Brentwood Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: January 27, 2012.

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o preserve vivid memories of their special day, wedding couples naturally want stunning photos to be a sure

thing. Ironically, one of the best ways to ensure that is to take a Chance. In fact, take two. Discovery Bay Studios’ husband-and-wife team of Stacey and Kelly Chance take photos that capture the essence of a wedding. In addition to getting the obligatory shots of the bride walking down the aisle, the kiss and the scramble to snag that airborne bouquet, the Chances translate into imagery the bride and groom’s relationship and individual qualities. “We try to match it to their personalities,” said Kelly. “Whatever they want, we make it happen.” Instead of tasking a single photographer to cover the complexities of the event, Stacey and Kelly throw themselves into the festivities as a team. The strategy allows their photographic record to come from multiple angles – as well as a male and female perspective. The duo also records video of the ceremony, toasts, cake cutting and other important moments. “Our cameras film Hollywood-quality movies,” said Stacey. The photography equipment is equally state-of-the-art, and Stacey’s experience as an airline ON THE COVER: Matt and Beth McCants of Brentwood cut their cake, which came gift-wrapped with baby blue icing from TLCakes in Brentwood.

captain gives him a high awareness of technical details. Discovery Bay Studios also employs a unique pricing strategy. Instead of charging an hourly rate, or charging per photo purchased, the studio charges an up-front rate that covers the cost of the entire event. “We’re there to cover your whole day,” said Stacey. The pricing system allows the Chances to stay for the entire event and photograph everything without focusing only on “money shots.” Kelly believes the arrangement also frees her and Stacey to connect personally with their clients, as the business side of the wedding is already out of the way. “We make everything fun,” said Kelly. “Most of our couples end up very dear friends.” Kelly gives her personal phone number to the bride, and she and Stacey often provide help with the planning process and the wedding day itself. “We want it all to go perfectly for them,” said Stacey. The couple often collaborates with local vendors such as Ribbons and Roses and TLCakes. “We know how they work,” said Stacey. Working with a team of service providers who know each other can help a wedding run more smoothly and make timelines easier to manage. Following the celebrations, the Chances narrow down the 2,000-plus photos to a few hundred best shots, all of which are retouched to give them a perfect finish. They also put together a video of see Personal page 8B

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few decisions are as much fun – or taste as good – as the selection of the cake. “Everybody loves the cake part,” said Tena Parish, owner of TLCakes in Brentwood. “It’s one of the best parts of planning a wedding.” Trends this year include not only the traditional tiered cakes with accompanying accouterments, but interesting variations such as cupcakes, cake pops and parfaits. “Dessert bars are getting very popular,” said Parish. “Couples are opting for a variety of choices for their guests, and this is a fun way to do it. There are a lot of ways to do things for roughly the same price as a regular wedding cake.” For traditionalists looking to add a touch of whimsy to their sweets; color and shape is one way to do it. Square cakes are edging out their rounder cousins, and colors – purple as well as black and white – continue to be top picks. When it comes to flavors and fillings, however, the sky is still the limit. Popular

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Unusual shapes and colors, such as those in this TLCakes creation, can make a wedding cake special. choices include lemon cake with lemon curd and vanilla buttercream frosting, banana cake and chocolate buttercream frosting, yellow butter cake with chocolate buttercream frosting and chocolate ganache and devil’s food cake with vanilla buttercream, to name a few. Lately, due to the troubled economy,

couples are scaling back in favor of less ornate cakes. “We’re seeing smaller wedding cakes and even sheet cakes for large groups,” said Parish. “We’re also seeing a lot of singletiered cakes for the cutting ceremony and see Cake page 11B


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he Ultimate Bouquet Stand was an invention “created out of necessity,” says Diane

O’Brien. The owner of Brentwood floral shop Ribbons & Roses has been designing floral arrangements since 1989, all the while taking note of the challenge brides face when displaying their bridal bouquets at the reception. Although repurposing the bride’s and bridesmaids’ bouquets as head-table decorations saved money, the stands available on the market left much to be desired. Many florists use simple vases to display bridal bouquets, but O’Brien wasn’t happy with the overall look. “I’m feeling like I’ve got this big blockade in front of me,” she said. The conventional bouquet display would hide the brides from the guests and force the photographers to use downward-facing angles in order to photograph the happy couple. “There had to be a better way to do this,” O’Brien said. So she invented and patented

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The Ultimate Bouquet Stand provides a sturdy holder for a bouquet. Following the big day, it converts into a candleholder – a wedding keepsake that stays useful over the years. The Ultimate Bouquet Stand. “This is a photographer’s dream,” she said. The stand displays the bouquet at an angle, allowing the floral arrangement to serve as see Bouquet page 7B


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ngaged couples looking to cement their happily-ever-after can begin planning their fairy-

tale nuptials with a day out – a Bride’s Day Out. The free annual event, held this year on Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and sponsored by the Brentwood Downtown Merchants Association, offers couples a roster of wedding must-haves in one central location. “The appeal of this event is that it’s local,”

Bouquet from page 6B a centerpiece during the reception while not obstructing views. The concept began percolating in O’Brien’s brain when she attended a floral design show and saw a bouquet propped up against a glass cube. “That is adorable,” she remembers thinking. She tried using this design for a while and discovered that, while pretty, the cube lacked the proper shape to keep the heavy bridal bouquet from falling over. Whenever the banquet table was jostled, the bouquet would roll off one side of the cube, knocking over glasses and falling into food. “I knew I needed to make a cradle,” O’Brien said. Affixing wire to the side of a vase, she fashioned a half-circle-shaped cradle to hold the bouquet. She then began looking for something to hold the cradle. The miniature vases she tried first were too small to prevent the bouquets from falling over, so she searched for an object with a wider base. “I looked over, and here was this clean, glass, 3-inch candle holder. It was like, voila!” After further tweaking, including switching to a crystal candleholder as a base, O’Brien hit upon her winning combination. The invention proved so popular that every bride who used O’Brien’s floral design for her reception in 2011 requested one. The candlestick holder base makes The Ultimate Bouquet Stand into a keepsake. The stands also make nice bridesmaid gifts or gifts for parents. The highly customizable base can be enhanced by rhinestones or pearls, or even lit from within by a miniature colored bulb. The crystal is also capable of holding engraving. O’Brien is working with her distributor, Fitz Design, on more lines of accessories to accent the stands. “Every bride is unique. Every wedding is designed for that individual woman,” she said. “The only limit to anybody is their imagination.” Available worldwide through Fitz Design, the Ultimate Bouquet Stand costs $24.99. Visit www.innovativefloral.com. Ribbons & Roses, located at 151 Chestnut St. in Brentwood, is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 925634-3832 or visit www.ribbonsandroses florals.com.

said coordinator Annette Beckstrand, owner of His & Hers Formal Wear. “People can shop here and find everything they need in one place without having to drive to Stockton or Pleasanton to do all their prep work. It’s all right here.” And what’s here includes the Co. Co. County Wine Company, TLCakes, Connie Leal Photography, Party’s 4 You and more. If it’s wedding-oriented, participants will find it at a Bride’s Day Out. “Couples will find everything they need for a wedding, whether it’s clothes, wine or jewelry, right here,” said Beckstrand. “The idea is to take some of the stress out of the planning

and enjoy themselves.” Participants can also win prizes along the way. The event features a bingo-style game in which visitors get their cards signed off at each merchant they visit and turn them in at the end of the day for a shot at a raffle prize. The raffle, held at the new Brentwood Community Center, includes three grand prizes as well: two $250 Downtown Bucks gift certificates and one $1,000 Downtown Bucks certificate. All certificates are redeemable at any of the participating downtown merchants. For more information on A Bride’s Day Out, call His & Hers Formal Wear at 925-634-5900.

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the day’s highlights set to music. Clients receive prints of each of the best photographs, along with a specially designed, 76-page book of the pictures and a large canvas print of the favorite photo from the day. Discovery Bay Studios makes sharing those memories also more affordable. Couples receive full rights to their photos so they can print as many additional copies as they’d like. The digital photos are avail-

able online within a week of the ceremony. “Our turnaround time is unlike any other photographer,” said Kelly. Stacey and Kelly relish the ability to relieve some of the stress of a wedding day. “We love what we do,” said Kelly. “We’re there. You’ve got us. Just relax and enjoy your day.” To contact Discovery Bay Studios, call 925-216-4454, e-mail stacey@ discoverybaystudios.com or visit www.discoverybaystudios.com.


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Unique from page 9B a wedding, and complementary to the venue. Whether you go with rustic chic or urban minimalist, your theme should express your style and inform your planning decisions on everything from food to music. Tell your guests with style Informing your guests of the big news is the next step in planning your wedding. Do it early with a unique save-the-date. It’s easy to customize the look and feel of your invitations when you order through an online stationery store such as www.minted.com. Liven it up Even if you can’t spring for a 10-piece band, live music is an ideal investment. A live musician (or an exceptional DJ) will liven up the party by tailoring music on the fly based

Cake from page 4B then a cake bar for everyone else.” And with wedding season just around the corner, the time for prospective couples to start thinking about their selections is now. “I would definitely recommend that couples start looking at cakes now,” said Parish. “I

Wedding Planner on guests’ requests and the shifting mood of your party. Commandeer a special space Shun the standard hotel conference room. Many hotels offer gazebos, verandas and other elegant rooms. Or opt for a nontraditional venue such as a museum or art gallery. Your photos will last a lifetime, so pick a space worth remembering. Serve sensational food Ask your favorite restaurant to cater your event. You might not get the fondue fountain or ice sculpture you always dreamed of, but food brought in from your favorite steak joint or Thai spot will make for a unique and tasty feast. So before you say “I do” to your loved one, say “I do” to a special day that’s all you.

know that we like to get orders a few months ahead of time, and at that this time of year we start booking up for June and July very quickly. The sooner the better.” TLCakes is located at 7710 Brentwood Blvd. For more information, visit www.tlcakes. com.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000009-00 The name of the business (es): TINY TOES Located at: 383 Torrington Dr. In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Nelly Orantes 383 Torrington Dr., Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Nelly Orantes. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 03, 2012 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy Expires 1/3/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000115-00 The name of the business (es): A Vinyard Image Located at: 1909 Frost Way In: Discovery Bay, Ca, 94505, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Ashley Vinyard 1909 Frost Way, 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: Ashley K. Vinyard. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 09, 2012 by Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires 01/09/17. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000128-00 The name of the business (es): TRI-VALLEY BROADCAST Located at: 2420 Sand Creek Rd C-1 Suite 232 In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Patrick McVeigh, 1072 SomersBy Way, 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: Patrick McVeigh. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 09, 2012 by P. Cornelius, Deputy, Expires 1/9/17. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0008229-00 The name of the business (es): Dime Chic Boutique Located at: 1719 Periwinkle Way In: Antioch, Ca 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Amanda Amezcua 1719 Periwinkle 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: Amanda Amezcua. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: DEC 27, 2011 by H. Franklin, Deputy, Expires 12/27/16. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0007911-00 The name of the business (es): Oakley Collision Center Located at: 5289 Neroly Rd In: Oakley, CA 94561, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Dana Pleece 52 Sunnyview Ct, 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 12-1- 2006. Signature of registrant: Dana Pleece. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 08, 2011by Joseph Barton, Deputy, Expires 12/8/16 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000355-00 The name of the business (es): DELTA BARBER SHOP Located at: 1645 First St., In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): William and Carla Phillips 2601 B Concord Ave., 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: Carla Phillips. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 19, 2012 by Jose Gonzalez, Deputy, Expires 01/19/2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: January 27, February 3, 10, 17, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0008226-00 The name of the business (es): Glaser Arms Located at: 252 Honeysuckle St. In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Zachary Thrane Glaser 252 honeysuckle st., 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: Zachary T. Glaser. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 27, 2011 by Joseph Barton, Deputy, Expires 12/27/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000142-00 The name of the business (es): AAA PRINT DISTRIBUTION Located at: 969 Randy Way In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Scott Alan Perriera and Janet Lee Perriera, 969 Randy Way, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1-9- 2012. Signature of

registrant: Scott Perriera. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 09, 2012 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy, Expires 1/9/17. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000228-00 The name of the business (es): KV and Co. Located at: 1812 Cole Avenue In: Walnut Creek, CA 94596, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Gudmundur Freyr Vigfusson and Namita Kapoor, 1812 Cole Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94596. 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: Gudmundur Freyr Vigfusson. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 12, 2012 by D. Acuff, Deputy, Expires 1/12/17 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0008145-00 The name of the business (es): Top Cuts Plus Located at: 1145 Second Street In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Tatianna Da Silva, 379 Staten Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610. This business is conducted by: an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/11/11. Signature of registrant: Tatianna DaSilva. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 20, 2011 by Elizabeth Gutierrez, Deputy, Expires 12/20/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000266-00 The name of the business (es): Stealth Baseball Located at: 311 Greystone Dr. In: Antioch, CA 94509, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Craig Easter 311 Greystone Dr., Antioch, CA 94509. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1-13-12. Signature of registrant: Craig Easter. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 13, 2012 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy Expires 1/13/2017. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0008031-00 The name of the business (es): Lab Research Supplies Located at: 2475 Santa Barbara Ct. Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Aaron and Fangming Yu Helmick 2475 Santa Barbara Ct., Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Aaron Helmick. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 14, 2011 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy, Expires 12/14/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0008300-00 The name of the business (es): LA REAL DE MICHOACAN Located at: 489 Almond Tree Cir. In: Oakley, CA 94561, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Andrea De La Cruz 489 Almond Tree Cir., 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: andrea De La Cruz. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 30, 2011 by H. Franklin, Deputy Expires DEC 30, 2011. Oakley Press No. 03-1477 Publish dates: January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000384-00 The name of the business (es): Bay Area Medical Express Located at: 4876 Cushendall Way, Antioch, CA 94531 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Julian Antunez, 4876 Cushendall 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: Julian Antunez. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 20, 2012 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy, Expires 1/20/2017. Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: January 27, February 3, 10, 17, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0008252-000 The name of the business (es): Quiznos Sub #4491 Located at: 8610 Brentwood Blvd., Suite A In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Christopher Nazir 4603 Le Conte Cir, 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: Christopher Nazir. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 28, 2011 by H. Franklin, Deputy, Expires 12/28/16. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Chung Yard Maintenance at: 182 W. Trident Dr, Pittsburg, CA 94565. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on 11/FEB/2008 under file number 20080001020 (*)1. Chung Viet Truong 182 W

Trident Drive, Pittsburg, CA 94565. This business was conducted by: an individual. Signature of registrant: Chung V Truong. This statement was filed with the S.L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County DEC 27, 2011. By: C Dias, Deputy Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012.

2011- 170368 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED SEPTEMBER 5, 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. 3605 CLAYBURN ROAD, ANTIOCH, CA 94509 “(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness).” Said Sale of property will be made in “as is” condition without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest as in said note provided, advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. Said sale will be held on: FEBRUARY 2, 2012, AT 1:30 P.M. *AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) MARTINEZ, CA At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $427,416.54. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date of the notice of sale is filed; The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: January 5, 2012 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC. as said Trustee, as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary SHIRLEY BEST, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 1820 E. FIRST ST., SUITE 210, P.O. BOX 11988 SANTA ANA, CA 92711- 1988 The Beneficiary may be attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. If available , the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or you may access sales information at www.tacforeclosures.com. TAC# 952590 PUB: 01/13/12, 01/20/12, 01/27/12 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates; January 13, 20, 27, 2012.

successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: January 11, 2012. (R-400795 01/13/12, 01/20/12, 01/27/12) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: January 13, 20, 27, 2012.

Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by 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: $429,526.79 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. 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 Declaration pursuant to California Civil Code, Section 2923.5(a) was fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded on 09/27/2011 NBS Default Services 301 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 1720 Long Beach, CA 90802 800-766- 7751 For Sale Information Contact: RSVP (925) 603-7342 NBS Default Services, Gaby Ospino, 1/4/2012 “We are attempting to collect a debt, and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose.” (RSVP# 282053, 01/13/12, 01/20/12, 01/27/12) Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish dates: January 13, 20, 27, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000194-00 The name of the business (es): Epic Pool Service Located at: 605 Wildrose Wy In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): James Hamon 605 Wildrose Wy, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11 JAN 12. Signature of registrant: James Hamon. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 11, 2012 by jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires 01/11/17 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0008041-00 The name of the business (es): Stand Firm Ministries Located at: 191 Mesquite Court In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Colter and Jodie Anderson, 191 Mesquite Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9-11-11.. Signature of registrant: Colter Andersen. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 14, 2011 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy Expires DEC 14, 2011. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000232-00 The name of the business (es): VIETNAM No.1 BRIDAL Located at: 929 Sawyer Way In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Andy Ha, 929 Sawyer Way, 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 1/12/12. Signature of registrant: ANDY HA. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 12, 2012 by D. Acuff, Deputy, Expires 1/12/2017. Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish dates: January 27, February 3, 10, 17, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0008254-00 The name of the business (es): ATCO TOWING & RECOVERY Located at: 2655 “R” Cloverdale Ave., In: Concord, CA, 94518, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): ATCO TOW INC. 2655 ‘R’ Cloverdale Ave., Concord, CA 94518. 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: Robert Taylor, Secretary. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 28, 2011 by Joseph Barton, Deputy, Expires 12/28/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0007941-00 The name of the business (es): MICKY’S FASHION OUTLET Located at: 1145 2ND ST #B In: BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): HAMID A AHMADI and WAJMA AHMADI 2125 Cristina Way, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Hamid A. Ahmadi. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 09, 2011 by Courtney Dias, Deputy, Expires 12-6-16. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000141-00 The name of the business (es): BUMPER 2 BUMPER AUTOMOTIVE Located at: 4501 O’Hara Ave., Ste. H In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Scotta Alan Perriera and Janet Lee Perriera, 969 Randy Way, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signature of registrant: Scott Perriera. This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 09, 2012 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy, Expires 1/9/17. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0000122-00 The name of the business (es): MAILBOX JACKETS Located at: 1394 Camden Court In: Brentwood, CA, 94513, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Trinidy Jodean Wolf 1394 Camden Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/9/12. Signature of registrant: Trinidy Wolf. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: JAN 09, 2012 by Liz Gonzalez, Deputy, Expires Jan 9, 2017. Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 2012.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No: H529224 CA Unit Code: H Loan No: 0030917512/AVILA Investor No: 0030917512 Min No: 100024200011290141 AP #1: 053-540-013 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier’s, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: RAUL A AVILA Recorded January 25, 2006 as Instr. No. 2006- 0025354-00 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded July 1, 2011 as Instr. No. 2011-0130954-00 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED JANUARY 17, 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. 4041 MORAINE COURT, ANTIOCH, CA 94509 “(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness).” Said Sale of property will be made in “as is” condition without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest as in said note provided, advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. Said sale will be held on: FEBRUARY 2, 2012, AT 1:30 P.M. *AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) MARTINEZ, CA At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $525,322.00. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: January 6, 2012 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC. as said Trustee, as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary KIMBERLY THORNE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 1820 E. FIRST ST., SUITE 210, P.O. BOX 11988 SANTA ANA, CA 92711-1988 The Beneficiary may be attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. If available , the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or you may access sales information at www.tacforeclosures.com. TAC# 952676 PUB: 01/13/12, 01/20/12, 01/27/12 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: January 13, 20, 27, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No: K530904 CA Unit Code: K Loan No: 0031286743/RODRIQUEZ Investor No: 0001371003 Min No: 100024200013710039 AP #1: 071-181003 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier’s, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: PETER S RODRIQUEZ, DOLORES M RODRIQUEZ Recorded September 14, 2006 as Instr. No. 2006-0290168-00 in Book --- Page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded August 19, 2011 as Instr. No.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1342940-10 APN: 067- 291-017 TRA: 01135 LOAN NO: Xxx5989 REF: Aylsworth, Lynette IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED July 03, 2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On February 02, 2012, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded July 14, 2003, as Inst. No. 20030332785-00 in book Xxx, page Xxx of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Lynette Aylsworth, An Unmarried Woman, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 333 Batacao Lane Antioch CA 94509 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $154,724.71. 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0117584 Title Order No. 110098407 Investor/Insurer No. 163220606 APN No. 034-520- 049-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/09/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by SHEILA AMARAL AN UNMARRIED WOMAN AND SHERRI INAHARA AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 07/09/2007 and recorded 7/17/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0205706- 00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/06/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 6375 EVERLASTING WAY, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $505,718.68. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 01/13/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4174008 01/13/2012, 01/20/2012, 01/27/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: January 13, 20, 27, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 9551-0198 TSG Order No.: 6076516 A.P.N.: 018-180-068- 1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09/15/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NBS Default Services, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded 09/22/2005 as Document Number 20050361150-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, executed by: William C. Lankeit and Rose L. Lankeit, husband and wife, as Trustor(s), WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale 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). 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. Sale Date & Time: February 2, 2012 at 01:30 PM Sale Location: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2043 Thicket Pl, Brentwood, CA 94513-7301 The undersigned

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-425895-VF Order #: 110087495-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/10/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): HENRY D. ABARINTOS AND ADELAIDA U. ABARINTOS, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY Recorded: 1/23/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0021636-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/3/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $425,138.26 The purported property address is: 4500 DEER WAY ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessor’s Parcel No. 053-410- 034-2 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0018728 1/13/2012 1/20/2012 1/27/2012 Antioch Press No. 06- 1617 Publish dates: January 13, 20, 27, 2012.

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 9980-0250 TSG Order No.: 33499-16 A.P.N.: 019-520-053 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 08/12/2005. 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. NBS Default Services, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded 08/23/2005 as Document #2005-031770000 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, made by: Roderick D. Tatum and Leah Tatum, husband and wife, as Trustor(s), WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale 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). 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. Sale Date & Time: February 9, 2012 at 01:30 PM Sale Location: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 241 West Country Club, Brentwood, CA 94513-0000 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 in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by 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, towit: $476,418.34 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. 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 Declaration pursuant to California Civil Code, Section 2923.5(a) was fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded on 07/25/2011 NBS Default Services 301 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 1720 Long Beach, CA 90802 800-766- 7751 For Sale Information Contact: RSVP (925) 603-7342 NBS Default Services, Mandi Harvey, 1/13/2012 “We are attempting to collect a debt, and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose.” (RSVP# 282550, 01/20/12, 01/27/12, 02/03/12) Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish dates: January 20, 27, February 3, 2012.

any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. This loan is exempt. Compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5and 2924.8 is not necessary to proceed with preparing and processing a notice of sale. Regarding the property that is the subject of this Notice of Sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in California Civil Code Section 2923.53 (k) (3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this Notice of Sale is recorded. The timeframe for giving a Notice of Sale specified in Subdivision (a) Section 2923.52 does not apply to this Notice of Sale pursuant to California Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 01/27/2012 NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION 7720 N. 16th Street, Suite 300 Phoenix, AZ 85020 phone 602-264-6101 Sales Line 714-730-2727; Sales Website: www. ndscorp.com/sales Nichole Alford, TRUSTEE SALES REPRESENTATIVE ASAP# 4182202 01/27/2012, 02/03/2012, 02/10/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: January 27, February 3, 10, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: LaKeesha Marie Beeler SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: LaKeesha Marie Beeler FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0059 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: LaKeesha Marie Beeler filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. LaKeesha Marie Beeler aka LaKeesha Marie Lawler to Proposed Name: a. LaKeesha Marie Lawler 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 3-19-12 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, 248 Oak St. Brentwood CA 94513 Date: 1-92012 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10-377185-LL Order #: 100463746-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/7/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): NORMAN D. COMBS AND SHERRI M. COMBS, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 6/14/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0188644-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/3/2012 at 1:30 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $474,054.66 The purported property address is: 191 SUNRISE DRIVE BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessor’s Parcel No. 018-160-009 -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. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 866450- 3172 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0020116 1/13/2012 1/20/2012 1/27/2012 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: January 13, 20, 27, 2012.

the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0020512 1/20/2012 1/27/2012 2/3/2012 Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish dates: January 20, 27, February 3, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Oanh Kim Le SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Oanh Kim Le FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1931 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Oanh Kim Le filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Oanh Kim Le b. Andy Lam c. Anhthu le Huynh to Proposed Name: a. Anna Kimberle b. Andy Kimberle c. Tammy Anhthu Kimberle 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 2/21/12 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: 12/27/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-469690-TC Order #: 5902697 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/25/2007. 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 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): THOMAS M TOLEN AND DONNA G TOLEN, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 7/30/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0217359- 00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/6/2012 at 9:00am PST Place of Sale: At the Hilton Concord Hotel, 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520, in the Golden Gate Ballroom Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $361,530.60 The purported property address is: 4350 FOLSOM DR ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessor’s Parcel No. 052- 281-009-2 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of

the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2891 or Login to: www.auction. com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0020365 1/13/2012 1/20/2012 1/27/2012 Antioch Press No. 06- 1617 Publish Dates: January 13, 20, 27, 2012.

The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0020562 1/20/2012 1/27/2012 2/3/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates January 20, 27, February 3, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Mary Grace Guzman, #269214 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Daria Vallentiny FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1989 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Daria Vallentiney filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Brandon Omari Spike aka Brandon Omari Vallentiny- Stamp to Proposed Name: a. Brandon Omari VallentinyStamp 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 2/21/12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press b. Petitioner is to have the biological father served. Date: 12/29/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-474351-LL Order #: 985361 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/16/2007. 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): OSVALDO PRECIADO, AN UNMARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 12/3/2007 as Instrument No. 20070328465- 00 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/10/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid bal-

ance and other charges: $254,701.74 The purported property address is: 1145 STONECREST DR ANTIOCH, CA 945310000 Assessor’s Parcel No. 055-280-006 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0019453 1/20/2012 1/27/2012 2/3/2012 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 January 20, 27, February 3, 2012.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 11-02200-DS-CA YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 02/09/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, (cashier’s check(s) must be made payable to National Default Servicing Corporation), drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state; will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made in an “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: JOSEFA PAIGE, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Duly Appointed Trustee: NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION Recorded 02/18/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0056688-00 (or Book, Page) and Re-Recorded on 10/01/2008 as Instrument No. 2008-0216248-00 (or Book, Page) for the reason of ‘LOAN MODIFICATION’ of the Official Records of CONTRA COSTA County, California. Date of Sale: 02/17/2012 at 10:00 A.M. Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (Corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $780,909.28 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 105 SONORA CT, OAKLEY, CA 94561 A.P.N.: 041-320008 The undersigned Trustee disclaims

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Mahboubeh Safapoor SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: , and Mahboubeh Safa Poor FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0044 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Mahboubeh Safa Poor filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Mahboubeh Safa Poor aka Mahboubeh Safapoor b. Carmen Mahnaz Pearson to Proposed Name: a. Mary Safa b. Naz McCarthy 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 3-22-12 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: 1/9/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-248929-CL Order #: 3133705 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/2/2005. 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): Dennis Von Zamory and Claudia Von Zamory, husband and wife as joint tenants Recorded: 6/10/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0209326-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/10/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,116,378.29 The purported property address is: 3251 CONCORD AVENUE BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessor’s Parcel No. 010-200010 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Sara Catherine Duplan SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Sara Catherine Duplan FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1911 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Sara Catherine Duplan filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Sara Catherine Duplan AKA Siena Sara Duplan to Proposed Name: a. Siena Sara Duplan 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 03/26/12 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: 12/12/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: January 13, 20, 27 & February 3, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10-387665-RM Order #: 100561822-CA-BFO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/15/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): PEDRO P VAZQUEZ AND EDILSA VAZQUEZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 11/22/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0451450- 00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/10/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $343,662.19 The purported property address is: 453 ALMONDTREE CIR OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No. 035- 491-026-7

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Raminder K. Lebetsamer SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Raminder K. Lebetsamer FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0010 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Raminder K. Lebetsamer filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Harsimran Kaur Brar to Proposed Name: a. Simi Kaur Lebetsamer 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 3-20-12 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 HARNOOP SINGH BRAR, BIOLOGICAL FATHER OF THE APPLICANT CHILD, IS HEREBY DISPENSED WITH Date: 1/6/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Brandon Mendez SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Brandon Mendez FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0051 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Brandon Armando Mendez to Proposed Name: a. Brandon Michael Mendez 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 03/20/12 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: 1/6/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: January 13, 20, 27 & February 3, 2012.


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1248111-10 APN: 066- 223-024 TRA: 01135 LOAN NO: Xxxxx5325 REF: Ramirez, Romeo IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED April 08, 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On February 02, 2012, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded April 26, 2005, as Inst. No. 2005-0145505-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Romeo Ramirez and Maria Asuncion Carlos, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Lot 11, block 121, map of western subdivision, filed september 12,1946, map book 30, page 50, Contra Costa county records The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1204 West 10th Street Antioch CA 94509 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $237,046.49. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: December 30, 2011. (R-400876 01/13/12, 01/20/12, 01/27/12) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: January 13, 20, 27, 2012.

monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: January 27, 2012. (R-401788 01/27/12, 02/03/12, 02/10/12) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: January 27, February 3, 10, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-474535-LL Order #: 110488272-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/25/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): BETTY L. ADKINS, TRUSTEE OF THE BETTY L. ADKINS FAMILY TRUST, DATED DECEMBER 4, 2000 Recorded: 3/13/2008 as Instrument No. 2008- 0054371-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/10/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $108,069.19 The purported property address is: 3232 DIMAGGIO ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No. 076- 502-019-3 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. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0019097 1/20/2012 1/27/2012 2/3/2012 Antioch Press No. 03-1617 Publish dates: January 20, 27, February 3, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No GM-277141-C Loan No 8710001882 Insurer No. 201579901 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07/01/2005. 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. 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: ANDREW G. HUNT AND KIMBERLEY W. HUNT, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP Recorded 07/22/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0272168-00 in Book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California Date of Sale: 02/21/2012 at 10:00 A.M. Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Property Address is purported to be: 2616 SUTTER STREET OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN#: 041- 310-019-9 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $853,299.66, 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: 01/23/2012 Executive Trustee Services, LLC dba ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, CA 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730- 2727 lleanna Petersen, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 4174352 01/27/2012, 02/03/2012, 02/10/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: January 27, February 3, 10, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1313128-10 APN: 035- 720-0179 TRA: 19-020 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx5966 REF: Jungnitsch, David IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED September 05, 2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On February 09, 2012, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded September 11, 2003, as Inst. No. 2003- 0452712-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by David M Jungnitsch An Unmarried Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 454 Bristol Ct Oakley CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $294,781.61. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: January 17, 2012. (R-401156 01/20/12, 01/27/12, 02/03/12) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: January 20, 27, February 3, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-08-152006-RM Order #: H803014 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/17/2006. 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): CARLOS NAVARRETE, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 11/22/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0375492-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/14/2012 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $455,022.82 The purported property address is: 5016 TEAKWOOD DRIVE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No. 037-212-004-8 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, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. 2780 Lake Vista Drive Lewisville TX 75067. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5 (c), the beneficiary or authorized agent declares as follows: DECLARATION RE: CARLOS NAVARRETE 50I6 Teakwood DRIVE Oakley CA 94561 Loan No: 0018007997 The undersigned beneficiary or their authorized agent hereby represents and declares as The following efforts were made to contact the borrower to assess their financial situation and to explore options for the borrower to avoid foreclosure: There were no phone numbers available to contact the borrower or we were unable to get in contact with the borrower at the number listed on file. The undersigned makes the above representations with the intent that the trustee proceed with recordation of the Notice of Sale in compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5 (c). Dated: 12/3/20101.) The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; 2.) The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 or Login to: www.lpsasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 4174746 01/20/2012, 01/27/2012, 02/03/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: January 20, 27, February 3, 2012.

undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $196,138.49 The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale. The undersigned caused a Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. The mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary, pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.5(b) declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent has either contacted the borrower or tried with due diligence to contact the borrower as required by California Civil Code Section 2923.5. Dated: 1/13/2012 THE MORTGAGE LAW FIRM, PLC Adriana R. Moreno/Authorized Signature FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-730-2727 ASAP# 4167594 01/13/2012, 01/20/2012, 01/27/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: January 13, 20, 27, 2012.

do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): MICHAEL L. CHAND Recorded: 6/30/2008 as Instrument No. 2008-0146137-00 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/10/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $217,010.04 The purported property address is: 4913 HILL RIDGE WAY ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessor’s Parcel No. 055-050062 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0019091 1/20/2012 1/27/2012 2/3/2012 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish dates: January 20, 27, February 3, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. 05-FWA- 113031 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/12/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.On February 3, 2012, at 10:00 AM, AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREET, in the City of MARTINEZ, County of CONTRA COSTA, State of CALIFORNIA, REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by RONALD GALVAN, A MARRIED MAN, as Trustors, recorded on 2/22/2007, as Instrument No. 2007- 0052836-00, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, or cashier’s check (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States) without warranty express or implied as to title, use, possession or encumbrances, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it as such Trustee, in and to the following described property situated in the aforesaid County and State, to-wit: TAX PARCEL NO. 035-263-046-1 From information which the Trustee deems reliable, but for which Trustee makes no representation or warranty, the street address or other common designation of the above described property is purported to be 320 FALL CIRCLE , OAKLEY, CA 94561. Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including fees and expenses of sale. The total amount of the unpaid principal balance, interest thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is $404,098.41. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c), the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one or more of the following methods: by telephone, by United States mail;

either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting or the borrower has surrendered the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent and that the compliance with Civil Code Section 2923.5 was made at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of this Notice of Sale. Dated: 12/30/2011 REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Trustee By: Marilee Hakkinen, Authorized Agent Agent for Trustee: AGENCY SALES AND POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 Telephone Number: (800) 542-2550 Sale Information: (714) 730-2727 or http://www.rtrustee.com ASAP# 4172295 01/13/2012, 01/20/2012, 01/27/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: January 13, 20, 27, 2012.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1316882-02 APN: 037- 302-017-1 TRA: 19020 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx2444 REF: Torres, Alfonso IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED May 25, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On February 16, 2012, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded June 01, 2006, as Inst. No. 2006-0172382-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Alfonso Lopez Torres, A Married Man As His Sole and Separate Property And Alfonso Lopez Torres, Jr, An Unmarried Man; As Joint Tenants, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 872 Stonegate Cir Oakley CA 94561- 3058 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $348,587.92. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 112912 Title No. 95500296YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 3/13/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 2/2/2012 at 10:00 AM, The Mortgage Law Firm, PLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 5/30/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0169097-00, in book xx, page xx, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Janet Langley-Brown, an Unmarried Woman, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States), At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553. All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State, described as: FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE DEED OF TRUST. APN 034-290- 093 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 3812 Longhorn Lane, Oakley, CA 94561 The

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 9551-0217 TSG Order No.: 110491372-CA-LMI A.P.N.: 035-117-0147 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/22/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NBS Default Services, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded 12/01/2006 as Document Number 2006- 0383824-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, made by: Shirley Ann Mauriscio, an unmarried woman, as Trustor(s), WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale 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). 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. Sale Date & Time: February 16, 2012 at 01:30 PM Sale Location: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street, Martinez, CA The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 524 Norcross Ln, Oakley, CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by 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: $268,304.94 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. 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 Declaration pursuant to California Civil Code, Section 2923.5(a) was fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded on 10/07/2011 NBS Default Services 301 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 1720 Long Beach, CA 90802 800-766- 7751 For Sale Information Contact: RSVP (925) 603-7342 NBS Default Services, Mandi Harvey, 1/18/12 “We are attempting to collect a debt, and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose.” (RSVP# 282774, 01/27/12, 02/03/12, 02/10/12) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: January 27, February 3, 10, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-474484-LL Order #: 985842 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/20/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-457739-AB Order #: 5670789 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/25/2007. 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 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): DONALD HARRISON AND SANDRA HARRISON HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 7/3/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0191447-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/17/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $430,610.92 The purported property address is: 1108 AMES CT ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Assessor’s Parcel No. 068-352- 007-6 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. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0019794 1/27/2012 2/3/2012 2/10/2012 Antioch Press No. 06- 1617 Publish Dates: January 27, February 3, 10, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File F-0008216-00 The name of the business (es): French Picnic Pastry Company Located at: 2565 3rd Street, Suite 308, In: San Francisco, CA 94107, Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Leadbetters Bake Shop, LLC, 2565 3rd Street, Suite 308, San Francisco, CA 94107. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 12/13/2011. Signature of registrant: Jamieson Leadbetter, Manager. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: DEC 23, 2011 by Karla Ruiz, Deputy Expires 12/23/16 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 2012.


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0114969 Title Order No. 110095437 Investor/Insurer No. 160722495 APN No. 037-123- 041-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/17/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by JUAN A. MAGNO, A MARRIED MAN AND ANDRES MAGNO ARAGON, AN UNMARRIED MAN AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 05/17/2007 and recorded 5/29/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0154990-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/06/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1837 BABBE STREET, 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 $496,039.99. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 01/08/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4171481 01/13/2012, 01/20/2012, 01/27/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: January 13, 20, 27, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0098055 Title Order No. 110079325 Investor/Insurer No. 871371427 APN No. 037-480- 078-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/13/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by VICTOR ADAMSON AND DAWN ADAMSON, dated 10/13/2006 and recorded 10/19/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0335563-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/21/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 51 DOWITCHER COURT, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $539,841.50. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the

indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 01/26/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4179827 01/27/2012, 02/03/2012, 02/10/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: January 27, February 3, 10, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0110975 Title Order No. 110091846 Investor/Insurer No. 106722934 APN No. 035-534- 006-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/17/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by TERRANCE A. MORSE AND DONNA L. MORSE, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 10/17/2005 and recorded 10/24/2005, as Instrument No. 2005-0410506- 00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/06/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1641 GAMAY CIRCLE, 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 $372,518.92. 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: 01/08/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4165831 01/13/2012, 01/20/2012, 01/27/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: January 13, 20, 27, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0115695 Title Order No. 110096066 Investor/Insurer No. 520053125 APN No. 037-520- 004-5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/31/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by SUNNY KHANH TRAN, A SINGLE MAN, dated 10/31/2008 and recorded 11/3/2008, as Instrument No. 2008-0241525- 00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/14/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 31 ESCHER CIR, OAKLEY, CA, 945611974. 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 $339,907.64. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 01/13/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4175983 01/20/2012, 01/27/2012, 02/03/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish Dates: January 20, 27, February 3, 2012.

10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 169 CORAL BELL WAY, OAKLEY, CA, 945611876. 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 $595,323.22. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 01/27/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4180937 01/27/2012, 02/03/2012, 02/10/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: January 27, February 3, 10, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-456190-AB Order #: 5644453 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/15/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, 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): ADRIAN LARKIN, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded: 11/27/2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0322850-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/6/2012 at 9:00am PST Place of Sale: At the Hilton Concord Hotel, 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520, in the Golden Gate Ballroom Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $364,697.87 The purported property address is: 5112 ROUNDUP CT ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessor’s Parcel No. 056-240-011 -9 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2891 or Login to: www.auction. com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS

FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0018430 1/13/2012 1/20/2012 1/27/2012 Antioch Press No. 06- 1617 Publish dates: January 13, 20, 27, 2012.

ings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 01/18/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4175041 01/20/2012, 01/27/2012, 02/03/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: January 20, 27, February 3, 2012.

LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): CHARLES P. RICHARDSON, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 6/20/2008 as Instrument No. 2008-0138277-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/6/2012 at 9:00am PST Place of Sale: At the Hilton Concord Hotel, 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520, in the Golden Gate Ballroom Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $290,751.92 The purported property address is: 4441 PALISADES WAY ANTIOCH, CA 945318228 Assessor’s Parcel No. 053-393-0038 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2891 or Login to: www.auction. com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0018459 1/13/2012 1/20/2012 1/27/2012 Antioch Press No. 06- 1617, Publish dates; January 13, 20, 27, 2012

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0117119 Title Order No. 110097531 Investor/Insurer No. 159842040 APN No. 034-430- 035-5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/16/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by DANIEL O. ONCENA, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 04/16/2007 and recorded 4/27/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0124253, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/14/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 10 SWEETWATER COURT, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $509,310.84. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 01/20/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4175772 01/20/2012, 01/27/2012, 02/03/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: January 20, 27, February 3, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0117104 Title Order No. 110097511 Investor/Insurer No. 157721913 APN No. 034-490- 040-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/04/2007. 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, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by TAMMY L ARCHULETA, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, AND DANA F PLEECE, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 04/04/2007 and recorded 4/16/2007, as Instrument No. 20070109641- 00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/21/2012 at

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20110015005073 Title Order No.: 110453754 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/16/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 06/28/2004 as Instrument No. 20040246795-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: VICTOR SMITH, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 02/16/2012 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4720 LA CASA DRIVE, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 041-190-0129 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $314,088.11. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730- 2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 01/19/2012 ASAP# 4176728 01/27/2012, 02/03/2012, 02/10/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish dates: January 27, February 3, 10, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0119349 Title Order No. 110099726 Investor/Insurer No. 129145740 APN No. 037-520- 020-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/15/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by WILLIAM D. DETLEFSEN AND RHONDA L. DETLEFSEN, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 06/15/2006 and recorded 6/26/2006, as Instrument No. 2006- 0200815-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/14/2012 at 10:00 AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 55 ESCHER CIRCLE, 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 $608,830.40. 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 sav-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0119562 Title Order No. 110101587 Investor/Insurer No. 113103334 APN No. 037-500- 022-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/08/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by LADY L SOLIS, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 11/08/2005 and recorded 11/22/2005, as Instrument No. 2005-0451244- 00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/21/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse (corner of Main and Court Street), 725 Court Street Martinez, CA 94553 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1075 WARHOL WAY, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $524,046.47. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 01/19/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4179534 01/27/2012, 02/03/2012, 02/10/2012 Oakley Press No. 03- 0477 Publish dates: January 27, February 3, 10, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-468893-AB Order #: 5897445 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/18/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1337056-13 APN: 055- 090-019-5 TRA: 01002 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx6776 REF: Denhof, Dawn Marie IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED January 28, 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On February 02, 2012, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded February 08, 2005, as Inst. No. 2005-0044370-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by Dawn Marie Denhof, An Unmarried Woman, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4509 Pampas Circle Antioch CA 94531 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $379,245.10. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: December 28, 2011. (R-400640 01/13/12, 01/20/12, 01/27/12) Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish dates: January 13, 20, 27, 2012.


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even years ago, life took a drastic turn for Diamond Hills Sports Club and Spa member and Oakley resident David Vass – he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Determined to make the changes that would give him a long and healthy life, he turned to running. A sketch artist and 911 dispatcher for the city of Berkeley, Vass is busy making cabinets in his garage on the weekends. He balances his full-time professional life with the desire to be fit and healthy by leaving early in the morning and running the trails in Berkeley before work.

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For the fourth year in a row, the City of Brentwood is offering a special business-training program exclusively for new and existing business owners in the city. The intensive 10-week (March 5 to May 9) New Venture Training Program will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon in the Community Center at 35 Oak St. The program focuses on developing a business plan and provides the basic business-education tools required to implement the plan. The program features a hands-on approach to instruction, including presentations from a professional trainer, videos, guest speakers, group and peer discussion, individual and group work sessions, plus one-on-one consulting. The program is part of the city’s longterm commitment to support start-up and home-based businesses. More than 40 small-business owners have already taken this training during the past four years. “This training program literally saved our business,” said Kevin Johnson, coowner of Johnson Heating and Air Conditioning, a Brentwood-based company that participated the city training in 2011.

“We were facing the immediate threat of a shutdown, but the city’s training opened our eyes as to how we could retool our company, and we were able to increase our sales by 20 percent.” The program is made possible through an innovative partnership between the City of Brentwood and the Contra Costa Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Brentwood providing $15,000 to help cover the costs. The deadline for application is Feb. 17; the fee is $300. To apply, call the Contra Costa SBDC at 925-602-6806, or to download an application, visit the City’s Economic Development website at www. businessinbrentwood.com and select Small Business Training from the Local Business Assistance menu. Applications may be submitted by mail to Contra Costa SBDC, Attn: Jeffrey G. Hall, 2425 Bisso Lane, Suite 200, Concord, CA 94520; or by fax to 925-6026806. Two orientation classes are scheduled for Jan. 27 and Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at 150 City Park Way in the secondfloor Terrace View Conference Room.

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-448320-AL Order #: 848993 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/9/2005. 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): GAIL DUFFY AND RUSSELL GAEFE, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 11/17/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0444652-00 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/17/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $390,550.72 The purported property address is: 402 LANDIS AVE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No. 035-115- 013 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s

Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: (877) 908- 4357 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0019787 1/27/2012 2/3/2012 2/10/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 27, February 3, 10, 2012.

Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/17/2012 at 9:00 AM PST Place of Sale: At the Hilton Concord Hotel, 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520, in the Golden Gate Ballroom Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $320,291.25 The purported property address is: 4900 BURGUNDY DR OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessor’s Parcel No. 035- 464-005-4 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. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2891 or Login to: www.auction. com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is inten ded to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0019817 1/27/2012 2/3/2012 2/10/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 27, February 3, 10, 2012.

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): PETER F. CONNELL AND CAROL L. CONNELL, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 3/16/2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0077533-00 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/10/2012 at 1:30:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Court St. entrance to the County Courthouse 725 Court St., (corner of Main and Court St.) Martinez, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $428,333.42 The purported property address is: 112 HERITAGE COURT OAKLEY, CA 945610000 Assessor’s Parcel No. 033-330-010 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders

right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0019286 1/20/2012 1/27/2012 2/3/2012 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 20, 27, February 3, 2012.

the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2891 or Login to: www.auction. com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is inten ded to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0019733 1/27/2012 2/3/2012 2/10/2012 Antioch Press No. 06- 1617 Publish dates: January 27, February 3, 10, 2012.

above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 3-27-12 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Brentwood Press b. Father of minor named on birth certificate must be served. Date: 1/13/12 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 2012.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-461512-TC Order #: 5732629 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/12/2005. 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): ROBERT W BLAMEY, AND, DARLIS LEHMAN BLAMEY, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS. Recorded: 7/19/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0264848- 00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-468747-AL Order #: 955372 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/9/2007. 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,

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10-404265-EV Order #: 100707407-CA-LPI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/21/2007. 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): WILLIAM QUINTANA A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 10/3/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0276925-00 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/17/2012 at 9:00 AM PST Place of Sale: At the Hilton Concord Hotel, 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520, in the Golden Gate Ballroom Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $428,723.94 The purported property address is: 2472 HOOFTRAIL WAY ANTIOCH, CA 94531 Assessor’s Parcel No. 055- 120-022-3 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Sovannary Teave SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Sovannary Teave FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N12-0084 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Sovannary Teave filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Sovannary Teave b.Asianna Jaidee Hansana to Proposed Name: a. Sovanna Teave b. Asia Jaidee Teave 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Venancia Margarita Lopez SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Venancia Margarita Lopez FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N11-1922 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Venancia Margarita Lopez filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Venancia Margarita Lopez aka Venancia Margi Murillo aka Margarita Murillo aka Margarita Venancia Lopez to Proposed Name: a. Margarita Hernandez Lopez 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 02/14/12 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: 12/16/11 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: January 13, 20, 27 & February 3, 2012.


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CALENDAR Events Friday, Jan. 27 Bunco Fundraiser The Heritage High School 2012 Grad Night Committee holds a bunco fundraiser from 7-10 p.m. at the Wedgewood Banquet Center, 100 Summerset Drive in Brentwood. Tickets are $25. For more information, call 925-550-1846 or email info@hhsgradnight.com.

Open House St. Anthony Knights of Columbus Council 10414 and St. Anthony Columbiettes hold an informational open house from 7:30-9 p.m. at the St. Anthony parish hall, 971 O’Hara Ave. in Oakley. For more information, call 925-437-8425 or email columbiette10414@aol.com.

Park and Recreation Commission The California State Park and Recreation Commission holds a meeting at 9 a.m. in the Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St. to discuss the John Marsh House. For more information, visit www.johnmarshhouse.com.

Saturday, Jan. 28 CAHSEE Practice Test A free California High School Exit Exam practice test is conducted from 8:30-noon at Dozier Libby Medical High School, 4900 Sand Creek Road in Antioch. Students are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis and can analyze the results with peer help. For more information, call 925-238-8053.

Fire Meeting The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District board holds an informational meeting about the proposed $197 parcel tax – why it’s needed and what will happen if it’s not passed – at 10 a.m. in the Brentwood Senior Center, 193 Griffith Lane. For more information, call 925-240-2131.

Bridal Fair Discovery Bay Country Club, 1475 Clubhouse Drive, hosts a bridal fair from noon-4 p.m. Find everything you need to plan the perfect wedding. Admission is $10. For more information, call 925-634-0700 or visit www.dbgcc.com.

Brentwood Concert Band The Brentwood Concert Band plays a benefit concert at 2 p.m. at Liberty High School, 850 Second St. in Brentwood. The Liberty Symphonic Band and Flute Choir will also perform. Admission is free but donations are encouraged. Proceeds benefit the Stuart Music Fund. For more information, call 925-634-3411.

Crab Feed

Delta Squares Square Dance Club

Baseball and Softball Sign-ups

The Delta Squares meet from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Laurel Elementary School multi-purpose room, 1141 Laurel Road in Oakley. For more information, call 925-217-2255 or visit www.deltasquares.com.

The Delta Baseball and Softball League holds sign-ups Saturday, Jan. 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Aladino’s Pizza, 1324 Sunset Drive in Antioch. For more information, visit www.deltabaseballleague.com.

Thursday, Feb. 2 Woman’s Club

Warriors Basketball

GFWC Woman’s Club of Antioch holds its luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. at 509 G St. This month’s meeting features Eric Towson of Lone Tree Family Dentistry. For more information, call 925-565-9120.

Meditation Workshop Meditation expert Dr. Marshall Zaslove visits the Brentwood Senior Center, 193 Griffith Lane, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. to deliver a meditation workshop. Learn how to leave the stressful and frantic outer world behind to access joy, calm and peace. For more information, call 925-516-5290 or visit www.ccclib.org.

Friends of Marsh Creek Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed holds its monthly meeting from 7-9 p.m. at Liberty Union High School District offices, 20 Oak St. in Brentwood. Botanists Heath Bartosh and Christopher Thayer will discuss the Oakley sand mounds, its habitat and the effort to protect this botanical treasure. For more information, visit www.fomcw.org.

Sign-ups Antioch Youth Football and Cheer Antioch Youth Football and Cheer hosts sign-ups for kids 5-14 on Wednesdays, Feb. 29, March 7 and 21, and April 4 and 18 from 7-9 p.m. at Straw Hat Pizza, 3001 Delta Fair Blvd. in Antioch. Registration is $50. For more information, call 925-473-5150 or e-mail antiochyouthfb@yahoo. com.

Summer Musical Auditions

Cheer and Dance Camp Heritage High School Cheer and Dance Youth Camp is held Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 from 4-6 p.m. at Heritage High, 101 American Ave. in Brentwood. Registration is $40. Forms and information can be found at www.luhsd.net/hhsrallysquad. For more information, e-mail hhsrallysquad@gmail. com.

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

Soccer Tryouts Ajax East Bay conducts tryouts for its U9-U14 teams on March 3 and 4 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Liberty High School, 850 Second St. in Brentwood. For more information, visit www. ajaxunitedeastbay.org or e-mail directorofcoaching@ajaxunitedeastbay.org.

Meals on Wheels Meals on Wheels needs volunteer drivers to deliver meals for its new Antioch route. Drivers work once a week for two-hour shifts and make a tremendous difference in the lives of seniors in need. For more information, call 925-778-4379.

Walk, Shop and Stroll John Muir Health Outpatient Center, 2400 Balfour Road in Brentwood, hosts Walk, Shop and Stroll on Friday, Feb. 3 from noon-2 p.m. Learn how to prevent heart disease during this free event. For more information or to register, call 925-941-7900 or visit www.johnmuirhealth. com/classes.

Junior Prom/Senior Ball Expo Vendors from local salons, dress and tuxedo shops, limousine services and florists are on hand for a Junior Prom/Senior Ball Expo on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Heritage High School, 101 American Ave. in Brentwood. Tickets are $10. For a complete list of vendors, visit www. luhsd.net/hhs2013.

Zumba Fundraiser The Delta Valley Athletic Club, 120 Guthrie Lane in Brentwood, hosts a Zumbathon on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 3-5 p.m. to raise money for the American Heart Association. For more information, call 925-240-2990.

Foreclosure Prevention Seminar Sen. Mark DeSaulnier hosts a foreclosure prevention seminar, featuring specialists in loan modifications, legal procedures and tax liability, on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 1-4 p.m. at the Antioch Community Center, 4703 Lone Tree Way. To RSVP, visit www.sen.ca.gov/1565/seminar-rsvp. For more information, call 925-942-6682.

Crab Feed and Tri-tip Dinner The Deer Valley High School Band and Auxiliary Boosters hold an all-you-can-eat crab feed and tri-tip dinner Saturday, Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, 1201 W. 10th St. in Antioch. Tickets are $45. No tickets will be sold at the door. For tickets and information, call 925-755-2724.

Spaghetti Feed

ESL Classes Liberty Adult Education, 929 Second St. in Brentwood, offers morning and evening English as a Second Language classes. For more information, call 925-634-2565 or visit www.libertyadulted.org.

The Contra Costa County Law Enforcement Training Center Recruits hold a spaghetti dinner, raffle and auction, featuring a live band, on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 4-10 p.m. at the Elks Lodge 200 Marina Blvd. in Pittsburg. Tickets are $25. Proceeds benefit the 169th Recruit Class and legacy project. For more information, e-mail michele@radiatepr.com.

Quilting Class

Pharmacy Technician Training

Sweetheart Swing Fling

The Brentwood Library, 104 Oak St., hosts a beginners’ hand-quilting series for children 10-16 on five consecutive Wednesdays beginning Feb. 1 from 6-7:30 p.m. Space is limited. Call 925-5165290 to register. For more information, visit www. ccclib.org/programs.

Boston Reed College hosts a Pharmacy Technician Training Program beginning Jan. 31 at Liberty Adult Education in Brentwood. Technicians help pharmacists package or mix prescriptions, maintain client records, collect payments and coordinate billing. The course combines classroom instruction with an externship. For more information, call 800-201-1141 or visit www.bostonreedcollege.com.

The Summerset Big Band and Heritage High School Jazz Band hold a Sweetheart Swing Fling Dinner-Dance Extravaganza, featuring a silent auction, dancing and raffle, on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 6:30-10 p.m. at the Brentwood Senior Center, 193 Griffith Lane. Tickets are $20. For tickets, call 925-642-3656 or e-mail trshayfer@ sbcglobal.net.

Blood Drive

East County Idol Auditions

Brentwood Relay For Life hosts Rally For Relay at 7 p.m. in the Liberty High School cafeteria, 850 Second St. The event gives Relay newcomers a taste of the American Cancer Society’s annual fundraising event. For more information, visit www.relayforlife.org/brentwoodca or call 925634-4913.

Delta Valley Lady Warriors hold basketball tryouts for girls on Jan. 29 at Discovery Bay Elementary, 1700 Willow Lake Road. Tryouts for girls in grades three through five are held from 4-5 p.m.; grades six through eight from 5-7 p.m. For more information, visit www.warriorelitebasketball.com or e-mail warriorelitebasketball@yahoo.com.

On the Horizon

The Brentwood Theater Company and Kinsella Theater Group hold auditions for the Broadway Under The Stars’ productions of “Oklahoma!” and “Brigadoon” on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 25 at 12:30 p.m. at The Streets of Brentwood. For more information, call 925-5133863 or e-mail BrentwoodTheater@sbcglobal.net.

Brentwood PONY Baseball

Wednesday, Feb. 1 Relay For Life

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East County Hot Shots hold a crab feed fundraiser from 6-11 p.m. at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds’ Floral Building, 1201 W. 10th St. in Antioch. The $50 admission includes all-you-can-eat crab, pasta, salad and bread. For more information, call 925-382-7315 or e-mail kdjdjones@sbcglobal.net. The American Red Cross holds a blood drive from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at St. Anne Church, 2800 Camino Diablo in Byron. To schedule an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: knights13899).

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Brentwood PONY baseball league is registering players for the 2012 season. For information, including fees, visit www.brentwoodpony.org. Walk-in registration is held Jan. 28 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Sports Authority, 5641 Lone Tree Way in Brentwood. East County Idol auditions are scheduled for Jan. 28 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Somersville Town Centre, 2556 Somersville Road in Antioch. The final competition is held Feb. 24 at the El Campanil Theatre. To sign up for an audition time, call 925-756-7628.

Discovery Bay Basketball Teams are forming for Ballin’ in the Bay, a threeon-three basketball tournament. Walk-in registration is held Jan. 27 and 31 at Aladino’s, 1555 Riverlake Road. The fee is $20. For more information, visit www.warriorelitebasketball.com and select the Ballin’ in the Bay link, e-mail warriorelitebasketball@yahoo.com or call 925-766-6864.

GED Prep Classes

Crab Feed

Liberty Adult Education, 929 Second St. in Brentwood, offers morning and evening General Education Development and Adult Basic Skills classes. For more information, call 925-634-2565 or visit www.libertyadulted.org.

The Liberty High School Athletic Booster Club holds a crab feed Saturday, Feb. 4 from 6-11 p.m. at Veterans Hall, 757 First St. in Brentwood. The event features all-you-can-eat crab, pasta, salad and garlic bread, plus a no-host bar. Tickets are $45. For more information, call 925-679-5513.

Friendly Visitors Needed

Woman’s Club Fundraiser

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

GFWC Woman’s Club of Antioch, 509 G St., hosts a spring fundraiser boutique on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call 925-777-1831.

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

Crab Feed Green Leaves Church of God, 5400 Main St. in Oakley, hosts a crab feed fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 4 at 5:30 p.m. The event benefits Little LuLu’s Christian Preschool and Faith Christian School. The $35 admission includes door prizes, drawings and an auction. For more information, call 925-470-0907 or 925-437-1140.


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Move In Ready

$199,900

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

The Time to Sell Short is Now! Bryce Ellsworth, Broker Lic# 01305147

Amante Asuncion, Broker Associate Lic# 00636264

Rod Talavera, Realtor Fluent in Tagalog

Lic# 01701571

Vanessa Gutierrez, Realtor Se Habla Español

Lic# 01840693

Shauna Suckow, Realtor Lic# 01505149

Robin Nelson, Realtor

Penny Dobbertin, Realtor

Marc Ellsworth,

Lic# 01793070

Lic# 01306163

Office Manager

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


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