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Town celebrates community by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer

It was a night of celebration, congratulation and camaraderie as Discovery Bay residents feted their own last weekend during the annual Chamber of Commerce State of the Town gala. The event, emceed by 2009 Chamber President Chris Steele and held at the Discovery Bay Country Club, was an opportunity to honor and thank those who continue to support and improve the community. Awards were handed out in three categories: Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year and Teacher of the Year. Teacher of the Year, Stacie Maslen, was recognized for her unwavering commitment to education and her students. The eighth-grade Excelsior Middle School teacher thanked the community and her district for the honor. “I feel blessed every day,” said Maslen. “I have had many of your

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Rita Caruso, left, vice president of the Discovery Bay Chamber of Commerce, shares a smile and congratulatory moment with newly-honored Citizen of the Year Denise Dimock. children and will have many more of yours in the future; I love what I do. Thank you for honoring me.” A familiar face in the community and especially at Discovery

Bay Elementary School, Denise Dimock was honored as Citizen of the Year, in part for her organization of the school’s popular Booville Halloween event, her work on

the school’s Web site and her ongoing work and organization in planning for the Friends of the Delta Public Library. Chris and Erica Cookson, owners of the Boardwalk Grill, took home honors as Business of the Year not only for their popular cuisine but for their ongoing generosity of time and resources to myriad community events. The evening also offered an opportunity for guests to hear updates on the town from local and county officials who – notwithstanding the economy – remain upbeat and positive. “With all the bad we have seen this year, we will continue to move the chamber forward,” said 2010 Chamber President Greg Spivak. “This is the year we get back on track.” Other speakers echoed the sentiment, as did General Manager Virgil Koehne, who briefed the ausee Community page 18A

The top-secret world of Camp Tracy by Rick Lemyre

Maj. Alex Corbin, right, shares a laugh with 94-year-old Al Nipkow during a presentation on the former POW interrogation center Camp Tracy, where Nipkow worked and about which Corbin has written a book.

Staff Writer About 350 people came together on Sunday for a rare glimpse into the sometimes opulent, sometimes shadowy past of the Byron Hot Springs, also known as the top-secret World War II prisoner interrogation center called Camp Tracy. The occasion was a visit to the former resort by Army Maj. Alex Corbin, author of the book “The History of Camp Tracy: Japanese WWII POWs and the Future of Interrogation.” The guest of the East Contra Costa Historical Society (ECCHS) and the Tracy Historical Society, Corbin reveals how the former resort, whose natural sulfur springs and mud baths attracted celebrities such as Clark Gable, Charlie Chaplin and Mae West in the 1930s, was put to another use in the 1940s: gently wresting military secrets from Japanese soldiers and sailors in an operation so secret that its existence was virtually unknown until just a couple years ago. Corbin, a military intelligence officer whose duties have included helping to clean up Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison following the 2004 prisoner abuse scandal, discovered the existence of the Camp Tracy operation while doing research for

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his master’s thesis. Painstaking research through declassified materials and a nationwide hunt for former soldiers stationed there uncovered the fact that, unlike the harsh coercive tactics used in Iraq, the work at Camp Tracy utilized kindness, friendliness and cultural understanding to glean important information about Japanese morale,

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Digging deep for Haiti aid

Opportunities abound for East County residents to join the international effort to relieve the suffering in Haiti.

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Life to get a lift This year’s Relay for Life event will use the theme of birthdays to emphasize the need to wage war on a prime cause of death.

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Power in the paint

Liberty’s big girls asserted their altitude and kept the scrappy Panthers from controlling the backboard and the scoreboard.

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INSIDE Business .............................8A Calendar ..........................19B Classifieds ........................12B Cop Logs ..........................15A Entertainment ................18B Food .................................10B Health & Beauty ............... 8B Milestones ......................... 7B Opinion ...........................14A Sports ................................. 1B WebExtras! ....................... 1B

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Pointing to a tepid economy and worries over sewer and water capacity, the Discovery Bay CSD withheld its blessing last week on a proposed 67 home subdivision in the west end of town. William Schrader, representing Discovery Bay Partners, LLC, spoke during the CSD’s regular meeting on Jan. 20, outlining his plans for the Newport Pointe development and answering questions from the board and audience. “I’ve been working with the Department of Conservation and Development (DCD) for several years now on plans for this project, which is designed for movedown buyers – aging baby boomers who want to downsize but don’t want to leave Northern California and their kids and grandkids,” said Schrader. “I really think I’ve designed a really nice project for the last (Discovery Bay) intersection here.” But most of the CSD board seemed less concerned with the aesthetics of the project than its functionary services. “The first and easiest question is water and sewer availability,” said CSD Vice President Mark Simon. “If there is no available sewer capacity at this time, then as far as I’m concerned there is nothing to talk about.” Director Ray Tetreault agreed. “Unless this development could pay to expand our treatment plant, at this point, as far as we can tell, it can’t go forward.”

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Tornado sightings stir up East County residents by Rick Lemyre

Cory Hunt and his father, Jim, caught this image of a funnel cloud over Brentwood Saturday afternoon. The funnel didn’t touch down but created some excitement for many people who witnessed the rare – for Contra Costa County – climatological event.

Staff Writer A National Weather Service tornado warning for far East County expired last weekend with no reports of any funnel clouds touching down, although locals got an eyeful. A severe thunderstorm, Doppler radar and reports from weather spotters of a funnel cloud near Brentwood triggered the warning Saturday at around 1:20 p.m. It lasted about 40 minutes. John Fink of Brentwood was on Marsh Creek Road near Sellers Avenue when he spotted a huge wall cloud that dumped so much hail and heavy rain traffic was forced to stop. As he snapped photos of the clouds, he spotted a funnel cloud. “I had to look at it two or three times while thinking: am I really seeing what I’m seeing?” he said. “It crossed the road right in front of me. I was scared to death. It was crazy.” Fink said he did not see the twister reach the ground. “It came close, but it didn’t touch down,” he said. In addition to sending his photos to the Press, Fink sent them to KTVU, which resulted in a request for his photos from CNN a few minutes later. Discovery Bay resident Danielle Cushman was also taking photos. “It was amazing. They went right over my house off of Preston and Newbury,” Cushman wrote in an e-mail to the

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Press. “I have lived here 13 years and only known of a tornado to hit Contra Costa one other time, in Brentwood. It hit Perez Nursery pretty hard. Today I must have seen a dozen clouds try to form. The pictures do not do it justice. To see them form and dissipate and then form again

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New fire board to meet Following this week’s appointment by county supervisors of the final two members the new governing board of the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District, the board will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 3. Chris Finetti of the Town of Discovery Bay and Robert Kenny of Bethel Island were tabbed by supervisors Mary Piepho (District III) and Federal Glover (District V) to represent the unincorporated areas of far East County on the new board. Last year, the City of Brentwood named Mayor Bob Taylor, Vice Mayor Erick Stonebarger and councilmen Chris Becnel and Bob Brockman as its representatives, while Oakley named Mayor Pat Anderson, Vice Mayor Jim Frazier and Councilman Kevin Romick to the panel. The meeting will convene Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. at 101B Sand Creek Road in Brentwood. Agendas will be available Friday, Jan. 29 at the ECCFPD offices, 134 Oak St. in Brentwood.

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Chicken leftovers at Council meeting

Participants join in support as they take a lap during the Survivor’s Walk at last year’s Relay For Life event at Liberty High School.

by Rick Lemyre Staff Writer

celebration.” Now in its sixth season, the Brentwood Relay for Life chapter has much to celebrate. Last year the group raised more than $230,000 for the cause, bringing its total to an unprecedented $1 million over the past six years. Last fall at the Relay Summit held in Los Angeles, the Brentwood chapter was honored for its success. “We got the Thanks a Million award, which is given to relays that have earned a million dollars in their lifetime,” said Benson. “Less than 1 percent ever do that, and

Henny and Penny will need to wait two more weeks to find out if they’ll be allowed to stay in a residential neighborhood in Brentwood, or if they’ll need to start a search for a new home from scratch. The Brentwood City Council Tuesday, absent Councilman Erick Stonebarger, deadlocked 2-2 on whether to relax zoning ordinances to allow chickens – but not roosters – to be kept on lots of less than 20,000 square feet. Councilmen Chris Becnel and Bob Brockman voted in favor of reducing the lot size required for keeping three chickens to 6,000 square feet, as long as the coop was at least 5 feet from the property line and 15 feet from neighboring structures. Councilman Brandon Richey and Mayor Bob Taylor voted to keep the current standards, resulting in a tie and automatically moving the issue to the next meeting for a tie-breaking vote by the full council.

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Relay for Life 2010 kicks off by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer

A world with less cancer is a world with more birthdays, so it seems proper that the joy of birthdays is this year’s theme for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. The nationwide fundraiser kicks off locally in Brentwood with a get-together at Nines restaurant on Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. “We’re using that wonderful theme to help kick off our 2010 event,” said Brentwood Relay Event Chair Joy Benson. “We’re going to have cupcakes and candles for everyone who attends. All are

welcome.” The gathering will feature the Bristow Middle School Band playing a variety of birthday-related pieces. But the real purpose of the meeting, said Benson, is to celebrate those who are returning to the Relay and introduce to the Relay those who have never participated. “The reason for this (Feb. 2 meeting) is to give people a little of the Relay experience,” said Benson. “What we mostly want to do is just get more information out into the community, help people find out about the Relay, how the teams operate, and let them know how much fun it all is. It’s a real

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Students in Greg Cameron’s fifth-grade class at Pioneer Elementary School in Brentwood have collected more than $100 for relief efforts in Haiti.

Community steps up to help Haiti Staff Writer Local groups and organizations have been digging deep into their hearts and pockets to bolster the humanitarian effort in Haiti. Some have already collected and sent packages or contributed dollars toward relief aid, while others continue to gather supplies for the long-term recovery. Here’s a sampling of East County residents’ generous efforts:

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Lending a hand • Fifth-graders in Greg Carmon’s class at Pioneer Elementary in Brentwood have challenged themselves to raise money for UNICEF relief efforts in Haiti. The class chose UNICEF because 100 percent of donations gathered will go to help the children in need. So far the class has collected more than $100 from recycling projects that the students had been planning to use toward their Walk see Haiti page 17A

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) recently announced some changes to the way it does business. The FHA is a big deal nowadays because they are insuring about one-third of all new mortgages, and the majority of loans to first-time buyers. When the credit markets “seized up” during the credit crisis, the federal government loosened the purse strings at the FHA in order to keep the flow of home loans going. Well, the FHA is starting to show some pretty severe financial strains as they continue to lose money. Almost 20% of all FHA-insured loans are currently in default. So they are taking some steps to try to avoid a taxpayer bailout in the near future. The good news is that they did not change their minimum down payment, which is still just 3.5%. There was talk of them raising this to 5%, and this may still happen in the future. But for now, it’s still 3.5%. What they are changing is their fees for their insurance premiums. They used

to charge 1.75% of the loan amount, but that will be raised to 2.25%. This amount can be financed in the loan, so it’s not an out-of-pocket expense for the borrower. Another change is that borrowers will need to have at least a 580 credit score to qualify for an FHA loan. If your credit score is lower than 580, you will need to come up with at least 10% down. Another change that is being discussed is limiting the maximum the Seller can credit back to the Buyer for closing costs. Currently they will allow up to 6% in credits, but that will more than likely be reduced to a maximum of 3%. It looks like they are going to roll out the first changes I outlined above first, then add in the reduction to 3% credits later this year. If you have questions on this or any other real estate topic, call me at (925) 240-MOVE (6683). To search the MLS for free and view virtual tours of homes for sale, go to: www.SharpHomesOnline.com. Sharp Realty – Advertisement

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National firm embraces Brentwood Getting by Samie Hartley Staff Writer

Curran & Connors, a national advertising and marketing firm, has offices in New York City, Atlanta, Denver and Brentwood – not Hollywood suburb Brentwood, but far East County Brentwood, home of a rich agricultural history and CornFest. So what is a big ad firm doing out here away from the big city? According to Justin Barker, regional vice president of Curran & Conners’ creative services, the company decided to relocate its Bay Area design department in order to enhance its employees’ quality of life. “We’ve been in the Bay Area, based out of San Bruno, for more than 10 years,” said Barker, “but after establishing our presence in the area, we realized that the design department could be located anywhere, and we wanted to give our employees the opportunity to increase quality of life by relocating to city with affordable housing, good schools and a family-friendly atmosphere.” Curran & Connors relocated the Bay Area design department to Brentwood’s Sand Creek Business Center in August of 2008. While none of the employees lives in Brentwood, all enjoy the reverse commute from Antioch and Clayton. Barker said while the firm looked for a new location in Concord and Walnut Creek, Brentwood was most appealing because the city is continuously growing, and Curran & Connors would like to contribute to the

BARKER growth of Brentwood’s economic development. As part of its commitment to the community, the Brentwood office has recently established a partnership with Heritage High School to create an internship program for aspiring graphic designers. Hazel Wetherford, assistant to Brentwood’s economic development manager, said Brentwood would like to attract more businesses like Curran & Connors. Clients who come to Brentwood to meet with companies such as Curran & Connors not only directly boost the local economy; they’re exposed Brentwood’s desirable qualities and spread

the word, encouraging more firms to relocate here. Based from Long Island, N.Y., Curran & Connors operates more than a dozen offices nationwide and caters to more than 350 clients annually, including Levi, Activision, Southwest Airlines and Kellogg’s. The Brentwood graphic design department creates annual reports and corporate literature for west-coast companies such as Safeway and Diamond Foods. The firm also designs Web sites, corporate power point presentations, and other interactive media such as e-cards and flash presentations. Barker said Curran & Connors has enjoyed more than 40 years of success as one of the nation’s top design and communication companies because of its commitment to customer service. “Design is subjective and there is a lot of flexibility to be creative, but the most important thing is to communicate the client’s message,” Barker said. “You can create a really aesthetically pleasing annual report, but if you aren’t able to bring the company’s message to life, then the report is no good to the client. What we do here is design a product that makes a company’s vision a reality.” While no locally-based businesses appear to be in need of an annual report, Barker said he’d like to collaborate with local businesses on Web design and other interactive media suitable for smaller businesses. For more information about Curran & Connors, visit www.curran-connors.com. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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EDUCATION

Proud Bobcats, from left, Edna Hill Principal Kirsten Jobb, Erika Chavez, Matt Egger, Zachary Peterson and Vice Principal Amy Wallace bask in the Schools to Watch spotlight. Edna Hill was redesignated as a School to Watch for 2010.

Whiplash usually occurs when the head is suddenly whipped or snapped due to a sudden jolt, usually involving a motor vehicle collision. However, it can also occur from a slip and fall injury. So the question on deck is, which of the health care services best addresses the injured whiplash patient?

Edna Hill takes Center Stage again Staff Writer As if a 23-point increase on the Academic Performance Index wasn’t enough to demonstrate that Edna Hill Middle School is doing something right, the Brentwood school was recently redesignated as a School to Watch – Taking Center Stage by the Cali-

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fornia League of Middle Schools. “We’re absolutely thrilled,” said Principal Kirsten Jobb. “This is a great accomplishment.” Jobb and her staff received the good news earlier this month after a representative from the California League of Middle see Edna Hill page 13A

This question was investigated in a published study titled, A symptomatic classification of whiplash injury and the implications for treatment (Journal of Orthopaedic Medicine 1999;21(1):22-25). The authors state conventional [medical] treatment utilized in whiplash care, “is disappointing.” The authors’ reference a study that demonstrated chiropractic treatment benefited 26 of 28 patients with chronic whiplash syndrome. The objective of their study was to determine which type of chronic whiplash patient would benefit the most from chiropractic treatment. They separated patients into one of 3 groups: Group 1: patients with “neck pain radiating in a ‘coat hanger’ distribution, associated with restricted range of neck movement but with no neurological deficit”; Group 2: patients with “neurological symptoms, signs or both in association with neck pain and a restricted range of neck movement”; Group 3: patients who described “severe neck pain but all of whom had a full range of motion and no neurological symptoms or signs distributed over specific myotomes or dermatomes.” These patients also “described an unusual complex of symptoms,” including “blackouts, visual disturbances, nausea, vomiting and chest pain, along with a nondermatomal distribution of pain.” The patients underwent an average of 19.3 adjustments over the course of 4.1 months (mean). The patients were then surveyed and their improvement was reported: GROUP 1

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These findings show the best chiropractic treatment results occur in patients with mechanical neck pain (group 1) and / or those with neurological losses (group 2). The exaggerated group (group 3) was the most challenging and, the only group where a small percentage worsened. The good news is, the number of cases that responded well to chiropractic treatment (groups 1 & 2) far out number those that don’t (group 3). Hence, most patients with whiplash injuries should consider chiropractic as their first choice of health care provision. If you, a loved one, or a friend is struggling with whiplash residuals from a motor vehicle collision, you can depend on receiving a multi-dimensional chiropractic assessment and therapeutic approach at this office. We sincerely appreciate your confidence in choosing our office for your health care needs!

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Lots of fingers, no solutions at forum by Dave Roberts Staff Writer

Six officials discussed the crisis of the collapsing Delta ecosystem for three hours before a packed audience at the Antioch Historical Museum Saturday morning – with little agreement on how to save the premiere waterway on the West Coast but with lots of fingers pointing at those contributing to the problem. The biggest culprit is water-thirsty crops, according to Dr. Lawrence Kolb, former assistant director for the Water Quality Board. “The real root problem we have in California is we take too much water out of the Delta for agriculture,” he said. “Farmers use about 80 percent of the water. A lot of water gives us limited social return. All of the crops amount to about 2 percent of the state’s economy. “About 40 percent of the water that farmers use goes to four low-value crops: cotton, rice, alfalfa and irrigated pasture. These crops are about 13 percent of the value of agriculture but they use 40 percent of the water. Agriculture is a fairly small player in the economic picture of California – especially these low-value crops. They are really expensive to grow, heavily mechanized and don’t provide much employment. We aren’t giving up that much (economically) if we have to cut back (water to farms).” But Kari Fisher, representing the California Farm Bureau Federation, begged to differ. “Water is liquid gold,” she said. “With-

Environmentalist David Nesmith tells the audience at a Delta forum that fish get shortchanged because they can’t write checks or vote.

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out water, irrigated agriculture would not exist. California is the nation’s leading agricultural and dairy producer. One out of every six jobs in California is tied to agriculture in some way. A high priority should be placed on efforts to ensure a reliable water supply.” Fisher said that while agriculture uses 80 percent of the developed water supply in California, it only uses 41 percent of the total rainfall and water storage in the state. Nearly half of the water goes into the environment such as lakes, streams and ground-

water. “Farmers and ranchers actually use water very wisely,” she said, which prompted some in the audience of about 150 people to laugh. She said that the state’s water delivery system, which hasn’t been improved in 40 years, is outdated and insufficient. Three years of drought have resulted in water cutbacks to California’s $37 billion agricultural industry. This has resulted in crops being abandoned, orchards being torn down, hundreds of jobs lost and increasing food costs, she said.

But many local officials, fishing organizations and environmental groups believe that the Delta fish are the ones getting shortchanged while too much of their water is sucked south to Central Valley farms and Southern California residents and businesses. “There’s a basic problem with fish: fish don’t have opposable thumbs; they can’t write checks and they can’t vote,” said David Nesmith, representing the Environmental Water Caucus. “So when it comes to a choice between water for fish and water for people, guess who wins. Darwin and I are working on this. We don’t like dams; we don’t like the peripheral canal and (other water) diversions. The best dam sites are already built. The religion that Governor Schwarzenegger belongs to is if you pour concrete, water will appear behind it.” The solution, he said, is to increase water recycling, increase the efficiency of urban and agricultural water use and improve management of groundwater supplies. And, like nearly everyone at the forum, Nesmith is opposed to taking more water from the Delta due to the impact on fish. “The Delta smelt has almost flatlined,” he said, adding that a recent survey “almost couldn’t find any.” State legislators, who passed five water bills in November, are on the right track in solving the problem, according to Gregory Gartrell, assistant general manager for the Contra Costa Water District. “They don’t fix see Forum page 20A

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Oakley council updates General Plan by Samie Hartley Staff Writer

Discussions surrounding the Oakley General Plan have been a hot topic in town for months. The City Council voted Tuesday to approve amendments to the General Plan, but the approved changes were not the revisions some residents have been hoping for. Several residents have called for revisions to the General Plan to address density issues in the city, but this week’s amendments were made to bring the city’s “constitution of development” up to code to conform to laws that went into effect earlier this year. Community Development Director Rebecca Willis said the General Plan is like a blueprint for city development: “It’s a very important planning document, and it’s important that we keep it current with state and local laws that effect us. What we are doing tonight is a conformance exercise.” Willis explained that city staff reviewed all the changes to state, county and local laws that recently went into effect this year and

updated the General Plan where necessary. One of the changes was made to the Health and Safety Element of the General Plan to bring that chapter into conformance with Assembly Bill 162 regarding flood hazards and flood control management. The approved clarifications made to four elements of the General Plan were mainly syntactic changes to provide internal consistency and clarity, but resident Brad Nix said the approval of the amendments showed how easy it is to amend the General Plan. “I want to thank the council for demonstrating just how easy it is to do a General Plan amendment,” Nix said. “Previously we’ve heard – on other topics – about how difficult it is to revise the General Plan; how expensive it is. This demonstrates that it’s actually quite easy. It also demonstrates that it’s quite cheap.” Nix, chairman of the Committee to Stop Rosewood, has urged the council to revise the General Plan to change the density of the proposed Rosewood Estates project, which would place 76 houses on 13.9 acres

of land, complying with the single-family high-density designation as specified in the General Plan. Residents in the area have asked the council to amend the General Plan and rezone the land to reduce its density. However, City Manager Bryan Montgomery said a substantial change, such as amending the General Plan to alter landdensity designation, is a far more complicated process than the compliance revisions proposed at Tuesday’s meeting. “This is merely a conformance update to the General Plan,” Montgomery told the council. “Mr. Nix certainly knows this, having served on the council for eight years, that if you want to do a substantial update or change to the General Plan, it requires numerous public hearings as well as environmental review. What is being modified in this conformance update is merely accepting and utilizing the current CEQA document that exists under the General Plan. It would cost much, much more to pull anything out of the General Plan or modify it to a significant degree because of that environmental and public review process. This is not that process.”

Councilwoman Carol Rios said the matter before the council was an exercise in good housekeeping. “We’re just bringing ourselves into compliance and conformance with what has happened over the past few years, and I don’t see it as the amendment that some people want to identify it,” Rios said. “To me this is good housekeeping. We have a chance, because of the economic downturn, to go back and make sure that we are in compliance – that we’ve dotted all our I’s and crossed the T’s. We’ve had time to go back and process and make sure that our documents are correct and orderly and that there is no confusion.” Vice Mayor Jim Frazier agreed: “I appreciate the term ‘housekeeping.’ We’re just trying to keep up with what we’re legally supposed to do.” The city hosted a General Plan workshop last November, and Montgomery said a second installment is planned for February. To review the updated General Plan incorporating Tuesday’s approved revisions, visit www.oakleyinfo.com. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1245383-14 APN: 034- 300-057 TRA: 19020 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx3393 REF: Rice, Scott A IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED October 05, 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 11, 2010, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded October 13, 2006, as Inst. No. 2006-0325261 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Scott A. Rice and Jeri B. Rice, Husband And Wife, 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: 242 Mercedes Court Oakley CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $641,225.75. 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. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in civil code ‘a7 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to civil code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. the time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in civil code section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to civil code sections 2923.52. 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 19, 2010. (R-284598 01/22/10, 01/29/10, 02/05/10) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 22, 29, February 5, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0089871 Title Order No. 09-8255623 Investor/Insurer No. 140289964 APN No. 085-213-012-9 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/23/2006. 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: SERWA DADZIE AND CHARLES E SMITH II, WIFE AND HUSBAND, ALL AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY, dated 06/23/2006 and recorded 06/28/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0203516-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/26/2010 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: 1325 MONTEZUMA ST, PITTSBURG, CA, 945652472. 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 $421,480.17. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 09/25/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3423751 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

STATEMENT File #F-0009038-00 The name of the business (es): Your Family Pool Service Located at: 2420 Sand Creek Road, C-1 #199 In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Frank Marshall, 925 Crescent Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Frank Marshall This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 28, 2009 By: Mary Imbrie, Deputy Expires: December 28, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-183294-C Loan No. 0307620886 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/16/2004. 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. 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: ASAD TAHERI, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded 9/22/2004 as Instrument No. 2004-0365028-00 in Book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 2/26/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 1939 BADGER PASS WAY ANTIOCH, California 94531 APN #: 055-350-013 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $400,415.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. ETS Services, LLC Date: 1/20/2010 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3419224 01/- 29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0071986 Title Order No. 09-8209095 Investor/Insurer No. 11608347 APN No. 055-240-031-9 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/27/2006. 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: DOROTHY MAE MARSHALL, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 06/27/2006 and recorded 07/03/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0209623-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/26/2010 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: 2516 STANFORD WAY, ANTIOCH, CA, 94531. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. 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 $863,054.87. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/30/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3424937 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0131910 Title Order No. 09-8391774 Investor/Insurer No. 110976578 APN No. 053-530-007-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/03/2005. 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: KATHRYN BOWMAN, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 08/03/2005 and recorded 08/11/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0301297-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/26/2010 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: 2316 CRYSTAL COURT, ANTIOCH, CA, 945318949. 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 $748,981.11. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/09/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3424609 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Ashley Williams, 30 Brush Creek Court, Pittsburg, CA 94565 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Ashley Williams FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-2033 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Ashley Williams filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Brooklynn Donique Boganey to Proposed

Name: Brooklynn Donique Mayweather 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 2/11/10 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 names on birth certificate must be personally served. Date: December 17, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0129096 Title Order No. 09-8384547 Investor/Insurer No. 657DH0089 APN No. 076-690-051-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/05/2006. 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: DAVID J. TANTI, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 07/05/2006 and recorded 08/02/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0244470-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/26/2010 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: 2005 SAN JOSE DRIVE UNIT 155, ANTIOCH, CA, 94509. 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 $244,746.12. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon

as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/10/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3424386 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: EVANGELINE RIVERA PENAFIEL, P.O. Box 225, Orinda, CA 94563 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Evangeline Rivera Penafiel FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N10-0025 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Evangeline Rivera Penafiel filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Evangeline Rivera Penafiel (AKA) Eve Penafiel to Proposed Name: Eve Magalona Rivera 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 3/5/10 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: January 8, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 NOTICE OF PROPOSED ORDINANCES SUMMARY OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO. 878 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING A REZONE (RZ 09-08) TO AMEND CHAPTERS 17.210, 17.220, 17.230 AND 17.240 OF THE BRENTWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE BY ADDING A PROVISION AUTHORIZING THE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT PROCEDURE FOR THOSE USES NOT SPECIFICALLY IDENTIFIED AS BEING CONDITIONALLY PERMITTED. THE FOREGOING ORDINANCE was introduced with the first reading waived at a regular meeting of the Brentwood City Council on the 26th day of January, 2010, by the following vote: AYES: Council members Becnel, Brockman, Richey, Taylor NOES: None ABSENT: Stonebarger ABSTAIN: None ATTEST: /s/_______________________ Cynthia Garcia, CMC Assistant City Clerk Certified copies of the full text of the proposed ordinances are posted and may be read in full in the City Clerk’s Office at 708 Third Street, Brentwood, California, or a copy may be obtained from that office based on the City’s actual cost for duplicating. Proposed date of adoption by City Council: February 9, 2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: January 29, 2010


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Students from the Heritage High School Jazz Band will host a Spring Swing Fling to raise money for the band’s trip to Hawaii in March.

Swing Fling to boost Heritage Hawaii trip by Samie Hartley Staff Writer

Edna Hill from page 9A Schools visited the campus to check out Edna Hill’s programs, which initially helped it earn the Schools to Watch designation in 2007. Schools are up for redesignation every three years. As one of only 27 middle schools in the state to currently hold the title, Edna Hill has demonstrated that it puts programs in place to foster academic excellence, developmental responsiveness and social equality, which are essential to student success. State Superintendent Jack O’Connell

wrote in a press release that Schools to Watch represents a commitment to excellence: “These middle schools teach deeply to standards, assess ongoing student progress, and use data to make decisions. They develop confident and capable adolescent citizens, differentiate instruction for all learners, and provide effective interventions to struggling students and English learners.” One key prerequisite for being named see Edna Hill page 16A

in closing the loan is high. Many lenders become Mini-Eagle Lenders due to their lack of experience coupled with the hardship of achieving the staffing and economic requirements necessary to become a Full Eagle Lender. Due to this inexperience, more times than not, Mini-Eagle Lenders cannot close an FHA transaction within 30 days. Full Eagle Lenders, on the other hand, are actual banks that have obtained Direct Endorsement authority from the local FHA/ HUD field office in their area. Mortgagees, or Full Eagle Lenders, are required to have FHA/ HUD approved underwriters (underwriters that have funded a set number of loans under the field office’s supervision) on site at all times. Non-Supervised Full Eagle Lenders have the authorization to perform any lender function an FHA loan may require: they are allowed to originate, fund, hold, service, purchase and sell FHA loans. By working with a Full Eagle Lender you guarantee yourself the top of the food chain in the lending world. Your file is truly being handled locally, and by a seasoned loan originator who has the backing of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. With a brick-and-mortar office in Brentwood, a Full Eagle designation, and local FHA/HUD approved underwriters on staff, I welcome any/all of your lending related questions or concerns on my cell phone, on my cell phone, (925) 726-1444. You can also write to tfreymortgages@yahoo.com. – Advertisement

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Like their counterparts at Liberty High School, jazz band students at Heritage High are steadily raising funds for their trip to the 2010 Pacific Basin Music Festival in Hawaii in March. Both bands were accepted to the prestigious international music program, in which students collaborate with musicians from Australia, Japan, Singapore and the Kingdom of Tonga. It will cost each student approximately $1,500 to pay for admission to the program, airfare to Hawaii, meals and personal expenses. Heritage has been hosting fundraising events all school year, but as the trip is only seven weeks away, the band is kicking its fundraising into high gear with a special Spring Swing Fling on Friday, Feb. 5. “We’ve done a lot of fundraising in the past year,” said Heritage Band Director Steve Ernest. “We’ve held car washes, sold cookie dough, worked the CornFest cleaning up trash, and we’ve done guest performances at the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce mixer and at the Streets of Brentwood, but we wanted to put together one last big event that the entire community can enjoy.”

The Spring Swing Fling will be an evening of fine dining and dancing. Guests will be treated to a lasagna dinner while the Heritage Jazz Band plays classic swing songs. The students will be joined by the Summerset Big Band, which will help keep the party going while Cozette Hileman of Red Door Dance Studio provides ballroom dance lessons so that guests will be jumping and jiving like the pros. Tickets are $15 for adults, $25 for a couple and $10 for students and seniors. Guests are encouraged to dress in swing-era apparel as awards will be given for best dressed. “This is our last big push for fundraising,” said Ernest “We’ve been chipping away at the cost, but $1,500 per student is a lot of money with the way things are with the economy. The students are really excited, though. We’ve got 43 students signed up to go to Hawaii, and it should be an experience of a lifetime. We’re all looking forward to it.” The Spring Swing Fling will be held at the Brentwood Senior Center, 193 Griffith Lane, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to the Heritage High School Jazz Band. For more information, e-mail Liz Elsasser at elizabethelsasser@sbcglobal.net. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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City should condone more coops by Aaron and Dana Hardy Brentwood residents Last night’s City Council meeting was a roller-coaster of highs and lows for those of us supporting the proposal to amend Brentwood’s chicken ordinance. In the end, we were disappointed to see the council split with a 2-2 vote and the item moved forward to the next meeting. At least the proposal was reverted back to the original 6,000-squarefoot lot requirement extending the rights of far more property UEST owners than the 10,000-squareCOMMENT foot proposed by the Planning Commission. To be fair, during its Jan. 5 public hearing, the Planning Commission read several e-mails opposing any change in ordinance. These e-mails were spurned by the circulation of a letter, via a Shadow Lakes/Deer Ridge/Brentwood Hills Neighborhood Watch e-mail tree, which presented gross misinformation as fact. We feel this narrow scope of opposition led the Planning Commission to deviate from the 6,000-square-foot lot recommendation by the Land Use and Development Committee. Much of the opposing argument suggested chickens incur blight. Chickens do not incur blight; people incur blight. Many fail to take into consideration that three chickens hardly constitutes much beyond a hobby, which is the best way to describe this level of participation in local sustainability and slow food. People involved in raising backyard flocks take a much different approach than those interested

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in commercial poultry production. Hobbyists can readily discuss the difference between Cochins, Barred Rocks, Americaunas and Polish hens. They name their birds and can point out their distinct personalities. Extensive forethought goes into coop design. Most are interested in harvesting the nitrogen-rich manure for composting and amending their gardens rather than disposing of it into landfills or sewers. The eggs their birds produce are cherished for their rich orange yolks, lower cholesterol and lack of antibiotics and other chemicals. In short, chickens for the hobbyist are more akin to pets with benefits and, contrary to what naysayers would like people to believe, can actually be beneficial to the environment. While poorly maintained coops can be officious, they are no more unsavory than poorly maintained kennels, parks littered with dog feces, or planter beds used as litter boxes. The unfortunate reality is, just as there are those who fail to take responsible care of their dogs and cats, there will be those whose chickens will not be properly cared for. This is why we fully support language in the Brentwood Municipal Code providing recourse for those affected by negligent animal owners. However, the rights of those who would be responsible owners should not be infringed upon to address the unconscientious few. The argument has been posed that there is a place for agriculture and residents here pay a premium to not live amongst it. While we have already pointed out that a handful of chickens does not constitute farming, we would also emphasize Brentwood’s agricultural roots. We are among

LETTERS Smarting from new meter Editor: When PG&E installed a Smart Meter on the electric panel on our house, our bill more than doubled. We weren’t using any more electricity, but suddenly we had to pay almost triple the amount we had been paying. Today they installed a Smart Meter on the gas meter. All other things remaining the same; $10 says our bill will be more next month. This sounds bogus to me! Shaunika Dearman Antioch

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Walmart expansion balloon should be popped Editor: The Walmart on Antioch’s trafficimpacted Lone Tree Way has received a go ahead from the Antioch Planning Commission to expand the existing 141,499square-foot store to 175,073 square feet, making it the first Supercenter in the East Bay and an added draw to citizens and non-citizens residing in cities other than Antioch. Hopefully, opponents will appeal the expansion to council, although, due to anticipated “economic benefits” to the city, I can’t predict the outcome. Even pro-labor supporter Reggie Moore may be tempted aboard this time despite having opposed expansion when he ran for council. Mr. Moore, a meter reader for PG&E, was at that time president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 444. Moore vehemently criticized Walmart’s late $50,722 campaign donation to Manny Soliz, a former city council member running for re-election. Soliz lost by fewer than 100 votes to Moore, who subsequently acknowledged that half of his $32,000 campaign was financed by union donations. I find numerous reasons, in addition

the many who cherish Brentwood’s blending of modern development with the rural suburban setting far removed from the congestion of the greater Bay Area. Few cities boast such a diverse environment as Brentwood, yet other cities such as Pleasanton, San Ramon and Alameda – cities whose housing and property values exceed Brentwood’s – embrace the sustainable lifestyle and allow their residents to keep chickens. Brentwood should not turn its back on those who would like the opportunity to experience the joy of producing their own healthy alternative to factory-farmed eggs. This opportunity should be extended to a greater number of residents than the few who are lucky enough to have large lots. In conclusion, we ask council members to vote affirmatively on the change in zoning. There is little we can say or do which would change the minds of those who oppose any change in zoning due merely to the prejudice of their perception. We are disappointed a Neighborhood Watch e-letter was used to promote opposition to the ordinance change, but we do not believe this narrow opposition represents the greater voice of the citizens of Brentwood. We are familiar with a far more tolerant and accepting Brentwood. Furthermore, we steadfastly stand by the rights of property owners to conduct themselves as they lawfully choose, in the privacy of their back yards, so long as they do not negatively affect their neighbors. We believe the change in zoning would have little net effect in enforcement requirements and would only improve upon the image of Brentwood’s ideals of heritage, vision and opportunity. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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to the traffic impact on Lone Tree Way, as to why any Walmart expansion should be denied, none of which were addressed in the staff report or by the Planning Commission: 1. Superstores drive out existing retail centers. Raley’s, Safeway and Lucky are already hanging on by a thread as evidenced by the fact that locating grocery outlets farther out in southeast Antioch resulted in the closure of stores such as the Mt. View Market on 10th Street and Lucky on Somersville Road. 2. 80 percent of Walmart suppliers are based in China and 70 percent of the goods on their shelves come from China. In Washington, D.C., Walmart’s PAC uses money and influence to oppose strengthening U.S. port security. 3. The U.S. Department of Labor has filed wage and hour violations against Walmart, which in 2005 paid a $11 million fine for hiring illegal labor; i.e., undocumented immigrants working for a janitorial contract service hired by Walmart in 21 states. In California, Wal-Mart has appealed a $192 million award for not providing employee meal and rest breaks in accordance with California labor law. 4. Walmart is constantly criticized for lack of adequate security measures, being more interested in profits than in customer protection. In hindsight, even the current

Walmart should have been required to hire security personnel and have monitored cameras and enhanced lighting in the parking area in order to prevent purse snatching and assaults. Barbara Zivica Antioch

Cut chickens some slack Editor: In response to your article on January 22, “Council public hearing puts chicken on the menu” by Rev. Austin Miles: there are a few things that must be said. First, the chance that anyone is going to become ill because of a chicken in their neighbor’s yard is silly. You’re about just as likely to becoming sick from the neighbor’s dogs as a neighbor’s chicken. You must also remember that the chickens are on the neighbor’s property, not yours. Chickens should be allowed to reside in any yard that meets the requirements that were presented on Jan. 26. Maria Balderrama, age 14 Brentwood

Scouts give thanks Editor: Boy Scout Troop 152 is pleased to share the news of another great success with our Christmas tree lot. From famisee Letters page 17A


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A sampling of recent law enforcement activity reported by East County police departments. BRENTWOOD Jan. 15, 12:27 a.m. On Brentwood Boulevard, a subject struck his victim in the arm with a metal object. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Jan. 15, 4:38 p.m. A resident of Lone Tree Way found ammunition in her residence and turned it in for destruction. Jan. 15, 8:10 p.m. An unidentified person left a threatening note on the doorstep of a resident of Cheshire Drive. Jan. 15, 10:28 p.m. An unidentified person stole the registration tabs from a vehicle parked on Village Drive. Jan. 16, 1:07 a.m. On Lone Tree Way at Canada Valley Road, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found to be driving on a suspended license. Jan. 16, 10:57 a.m. A vehicle stolen from a resident of Indiana Avenue was recovered in the city of Walnut Creek. Jan. 16, 2:22 p.m. A subject was apprehended after stealing merchandise from a business on Sand Creek Road. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Jan. 16, 2:23 p.m. A red bag was found hanging on a fence post on Grant Street at Martin Place. Jan. 16, 3:34 a.m. A driver who struck a light pole on East County Club Drive was charged with DUI. He was arrested and released on a Promise To Appear. Jan. 16, 4:26 p.m. On Walnut Boulevard, a subject was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Jan. 16, 6:23 p.m. On Balfour Road, a driver who collided with another vehicle, causing minor damage, left the scene without identifying himself. Jan. 16, 8:03 p.m. On Sand Creek Road at the Highway 4 Bypass, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to have an outstanding no-bail warrant. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Jan. 17, 7:17 a.m. An unidentified person used the personal information of a resident of Legacy Street in an attempt to obtain credit. Jan. 17, 8:43 a.m. An unidentified person stole a locked vehicle parked in front of a resi-

LOGS dence on Atherton Boulevard. Jan. 17, 4:02 p.m. A subject communicated on the Internet with a resident of Canmore Court in violation of a restraining order. Jan. 17, 4:43 p.m. An unidentified person started in fire in a garbage can on Cortona Way. The fire department responded and extinguished the fire. Jan. 17, 6:06 p.m. On Walnut Boulevard at Oak Street, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to be driving without a license. Jan. 17, 7:36 p.m. A resident of Shady Willow Lane reported that he saw a vehicle drive through his property. Jan. 17, 10:20 p.m. On Fairview Avenue at San Jose Avenue, a driver lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree head-on. Jan. 17, 11:37 p.m. On Darby Drive, an unidentified person stole his victim’s cell phone. Jan. 18, 7:11 p.m. An unidentified person attempted to pry open the door of a vehicle parked on Lillian Street. Jan. 18, 8:15 p.m. A subject wrote on the Facebook wall of a resident of Canmore Court in violation of a court order. Jan. 19, 5:34 a.m. An unidentified person stole a vehicle parked in front of a residence on Panorama Way. Jan. 19, 9:33 a.m. An unidentified person stole the audio system from a vehicle parked on Tradition Way. Jan. 19, 9:50 a.m. On Sellers Avenue at Marsh Creek Road, a stolen vehicle was located by California Highway Patrol. Jan. 19, 4:16 p.m. An unidentified person stole mail from the mailbox of a residence on Woodsong Drive. Jan. 19, 9:02 p.m. An unidentified person stole the rear license plate from a vehicle parked on Shadow Falls Drive. Jan. 19, 9:37 p.m. On Central Boulevard at Minnesota Avenue, a subject stopped for vehicle code violations was found to be in possession of a controlled substance. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Jan. 19, 9:42 p.m. An unidentified person stole two laptop computers from a residence on Hawthorne Place. 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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A red bag was found hanging on a fence post on Grant Street at Martin Place. Jan. 16, 2:23 p.m., Brentwood ANTIOCH Jan 14, 4 p.m. Narcotics officers of the Antioch and Pittsburg police departments made arrests as a result of a lengthy investigation into suspected drug dealing in the Bay Area. Two suspects were taken into custody: 20-year-old Paul Quintana and 22-year-old Walter Rodriguez, both residents of Pittsburg. A third suspect – 23-year-old Antioch resident Charles Michael Ortega – is still at large. The three are charged with narcotic and weapons violations and gang enhancements. All three have ties to a Pittsburg gang. During the search of a home on Sycamore Drive in Antioch, five pounds of marijuana, a quarter ounce of methamphetamine, a stolen handgun, an unregistered assault rifle, and a large amount of cash was seized. All three suspects have prior arrests for weapons and narcotics-related violations, and murder. A $405,000 warrant has been issued for the arrest of Ortega, who should be considered armed and dangerous. He is described as Hispanic, 5 feet 8 inches, 155 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Those with information regarding Ortega’s whereabouts should call the Antioch Police Department at 925-778-2441. Jan. 21, 6:05 p.m. Officers of the Antioch Police Department responded to the report of an armed robbery near the Round Table restaurant on Lone Tree Way. The victim, a 22-year-old Oakley resident and employee of Round Table, reported the robbery. He had been outside on a break when a subject approached him brandishing a handgun. The suspect demanded his belongings. The suspect fled with the victim’s wallet toward Mokelumne Drive. There were conflicting descriptions of the suspect. The suspect was described as of unknown race, between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds, and wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a bandana over his face. The victim sustained no injuries. Investigators are attempting to determine if this robbery was connected to a similar robbery that took place in Brentwood a short time later. Jan. 24, 8:12 p.m. Antioch police responded to the report of a shooting on the 900 block of K Street. Upon arrival, officers found the victim, a 32-year-old male Antioch resident, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, where he was

pronounced dead. Those with information regarding this crime should call Detective Mike Mellone at 925-779-6930. For information on law enforcement in Antioch, visit www.ci.antioch.ca.us/citygov/police. OAKLEY Jan. 11 – A stolen vehicle was recovered on the 1900 block of Summerfield Court. Jan. 11 – On West Cypress Road at Mellowood Drive, a subject was charged with possession of an unlawful weapon. Jan. 11 – An ex-felon was found in possession of a firearm on the 1200 block of Main Street. Jan. 11 – An unlicensed driver was stopped on Oakley Road at Trenton Street. Jan. 11 – On West Cypress Road at Duarte Avenue, a subject was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Jan. 11 – Credit card fraud was reported on the 3400 block of Main Street. Jan. 11 – Grand theft from a vehicle occurred on the 4700 block of Bayside Way. Jan. 11 – Vandalism occurred on the 700 block of O’Hara Avenue and the 4300 block of El Dorado Street. Jan. 12 – On the 1000 block of Neroly Road and the 4200 block of Salgado Avenue, subjects were found in possession of drugs. Jan. 12 – A residential burglary occurred on the 4500 block of El Monte Court. Jan. 12 – Grand theft from a building was reported on the 4800 block of Big Bear Road. Jan. 13 – On the 5300 block of Live Oak Avenue, a subject was found to be under the influence of drugs. Jan. 13 – Vehicles were towed from the 200 block of Merganser Drive and the 3900 block of O’Keefe Street. Jan. 13 – An arrest warrant was served on East Cypress Road at Main Street. Jan. 13 – Petty theft was reported on the 1100 block of Deerpark Road. Jan. 14 – On Almondtree Lane at Main Street, a subject was charged with DUI. Jan. 14 – Malicious phone calls were made to a resident of the 4000 block of Woodhill Drive. Jan. 15 – A stolen vehicle was recovered on the 1900 block of West Summerfield Court. Jan. 15 – A hit-and-run incident occurred on the 1700 block of Ashwood Drive.


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Tornado from page 4A accidents were reported, although a few vehicles spun out on the slick road, according to reports. Residents were told to seek shelter from the storm through an emergency broadcast alert on TV and radio, but many locals instead took to the roads, their eyes on the sky looking for a twister. In numerous places near

Edna Hill from page 13A a School to Watch is establishing replicable programs that can easily be implemented at other schools. All Brentwood middle school students start their day with an 18-minute advisory period. Through this program, which was first established at Edna Hill, students meet with the same homeroom teacher for all three years of their junior high career. During these short sessions each morning, teachers use lesson plans that teach life skills such as goal setting and conflict management. “Through the advisory period, students establish their own Individual Learning Plan,” said Vice Principal Amy Wallace. “The students set short-term and long-term goals for themselves and work toward one specific goal each quarter. This allows the students to take ownership of their education. They get to see how what they learn at Edna Hill will be applied in life after middle school, whether it’s in high school, college or in the workplace. “Middle school isn’t just this snapshot in time. This is the time when students are establishing habits that they’ll have for the rest of their lives. They’re setting out on this journey toward their future, and the middle school years provide that foundation. It’s a crucial time developmentally.” Jobb said the advisory period helps students create a relationship with a teacher who will be there to guide them during their stay at Edna Hill: “The support system established during the advisory period helps create a safety net that promotes students’

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Discovery Bay and in Byron, motorists pulled over to photograph bright rainbows as the thunderstorm passed. The warning was lifted when Doppler radar indicated the storm cell had weakened to the point it was unlikely to produce a tornado. To comment or view a slide show of photos submitted by readers, visit www.thepress.net.

intellectual and emotional development.” Representatives from other Bay Area schools have visited Edna Hill since it was first designated as a School to Watch in 2007 to see what makes the school so unique. Jobb said many schools have inquired about the Passing on Apparel for Student Success program, which provides clothes to students in need so that they can be dressed for success and ready to learn. The advisory program and the transition program Welcome Everybody (WEB) have also been of interest to other schools. While the developmental programs have gained much attention, Wallace said Edna Hill’s next goal is to refine curriculum to help create more cross-curricular projects that will help students find connections between the topics they learn in class, such as combining math and science lessons into one project. “Our work is never done,” Wallace said. “There are always places where we can improve our programs to offer the best to our students. Being redesignated as a School to Watch is a confirmation of our success, and it motivates us to keep moving forward. It validates all the hard work done by the staff as well as the students. The students take pride in knowing that they attend a School to Watch because the designation not only honors the teachers and staff, but it reflects the students’ accomplishments as well.” Edna Hill will be honored at the California League of Middle School’s annual conference in February. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Letters from page 14A lies, who purchased more than 600 trees, to local business owners, who donated goods, our community showed that today’s economy has no power over East County’s holiday spirit and good will. Troop 152 thanks the many neighbors and friends – old and new – who helped us spread the word by recommending us or posting a sign. Some of the local business and community leaders essential to our efforts included: Scheer Home Systems, Dr. Michael Painter, IFCO RPC Pallet Systems, the City of Oakley, Enrico Cinquini, Mazzy’s Fire Protection Specialists, the

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Through the Revolution assembly in February. “It was one of those moments as a teacher where you know you’ve taught a true life lesson,” said Carmon. • The Edna Hill Middle School Bobcats Care program has raised more than $500 for Haitian relief through a variety of treat-enticing fundraisers such as donut sales. The school’s ongoing recycling drive has also netted significant dollars for the effort. “There’s no doubt that the Edna Hill Bobcats care,” said Edna Hill Teacher Traci Kemper. How to help • The Antioch Haiti Relief Effort, organized by the Antioch Rotary Club and comprised of Antioch service organizations including the Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Club and the International Orphan Relief Foundation, is raising money for the purchase of Shelter Boxes, Life Boxes and HydrAID water filtration systems. Shelter Boxes will provide up to 10 people with temporary shelter and supplies. Life Boxes offer clothing and supplies for six people and the HydraAID bio-sand water filters can provide a family with clean water for 10 years. To make a donation, make a check payable to ACOC Community Foundation, write “Haiti” in the memo line and mail it to

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or drop it off at any ECC Bank branch. Or send a check to Antioch Rotary, P.O. Box 692, Antioch, CA 94509. For additional information or to volunteer your organization, call Gordon Gravelle at 925-706-7887 or Allen Payton at 925-457-5324. • Somersville Towne Center in Antioch is partnering with the American Red Cross to collect monetary donations for the Haitian relief effort. Contributions in the form of cash, check or credit card are welcome and envelopes are available at the Guest Services desk inside the mall in front of Macy’s. Monetary donations are also accepted online at www.redcross.org. • Project Linus – a nationwide organization that provides new handmade blankets to children in need – is making and sending blankets to Haiti. To help by making a blanket, providing dollars for the effort or physically help with the packaging of the blankets, contact Jeanne Akin at 510-459-7457. • Delta Vista Middle School students have joined forces with the Sport Chalet in Slatten Ranch to collect gently used or new shoes for the children of Haiti. Eighth-grader Blaine Frankie came up with the idea on a recent visit to Sport Chalet and teamed with the store and school to coordinate the shoe drive. Donations may be dropped off at Delta Vista or the Sports Chalet by Jan. 31. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Community from page 1A dience on the State of the Town, including the recent hiring of a new landscape manager and eventual plans to upgrade the town’s water system. “We have endured a lot (this year) but I have got to tell you, Discovery Bay is moving strongly along,” said Koehne. Supervisor Mary Piepho, in her State of the County address, emphasized the importance of local leaders and the community staying strong through what is likely to be another difficult year for the county. “We have many unpleasant issues facing us ahead,” said Piepho. “But the good news is that we are not spending more than we are taking in in revenues, and that’s new to Contra Costa County. Personally I see this as a time of optimism … If we all lift a little bit more, the load gets lighter.” And speaking of lighter, Crime Prevention Specialist Tony Fontenot waxed literally poetic during his State of the Sheriff presentation. The rhymed “Ode to Crime Prevention” offering, highlighted the virtues of the neighborhood watch program, crime prevention and community involvement. His recitation was received with some of the loudest applause of the evening: “The old year is gone, the new one

Secret from page 1A overcame the most reticent prisoner.” Also on hand was 94-year-old former Lt. Al Nipkow of Walnut Creek, an interrogator at Camp Tracy. “This is very traumatic for me,” he said. “It’s been 70 years since I served here, and to come back to this shell is unbelievable.” Nipkow said he was never given specific orders to keep the camp’s operation a secret; knowing it was top secret was enough to make those who worked there “clam up.” Some of the eight living Camp Tracy veterans, in fact, were still reluctant at first to talk about their experience, Corbin said. When they did start talking, they spoke of their admiration for the Nisei, American-born descendents of Japanese immigrants who worked hand-in-hand with their Caucasian counterparts to question the POWs. Corbin said many of the Nisei worked while their families languished in internment camps, yet still did their duty to their country. The camp’s innovative tactics included the preparation of “home-cooked” meals by Japanese chefs, allowing POWs to use the resorts spas and mud baths, and placing electronic eavesdropping devices throughout the building while housing prisoners two to a room (sometimes with a Nisei pretending to be a prisoner) to encourage conversation, which was then recorded.

CSD from page 3A the county to take out our plans for that component while they look into it,” said Schrader. Newport Pointe is zoned as high-density, but Schrader said the designation was misleading: “This is far from high density. This is 3.3 houses to the acre; that’s far from high density. I think this is a nomenclature issue with the county.” Schrader added that concerns over additional infrastructure such as police services would be solved with the implementation of a P-zone, to which residents of the new development would be required to contribute. “I have had more e-mails concerning your project from people who are against your project in the time I have been on this board than any other issue,” said Simon. “We have

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is here, let’s all work together to eliminate fear. Protecting your family, your vehicle, yourself and your home, let’s not give the crooks a chance to wreak havoc and roam.” Byron School Superintendent Eric Prater followed, offering his assessment on the State of Education by borrowing a theme from Charles Dickens. “These really are the best of times and the worst of times,” said Prater. “These are the worst of times because our revenue is down, but these are also the best of times because we still continue to put on our boots, tighten our belts and do what we need to do for our children. With hard times comes character, and we will thrive. We will continue to develop and improve, and at the end of the day, I think we’re all doing a pretty good job.” Mike Guzzardo, publicity chairman for the Save the San Francisco Bay and Delta Foundation, spoke about the controversial 2-Gates plan, which has recently been put on hold thanks in large part to the community’s outcry. “The fight is not over,” said Guzzardo. “It may be dead Photo by Rick Lemyre (2-Gates); it may not be dead. There are a lot of things are happening right now. But the battle for the Delta is not Excelsior Middle School teacher Stacie Maslen thanks the community and the Byron School District for her done. Let’s keep it going.” 2010 Teacher of the Year honor. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

Corbin said he is sometimes asked if the Camp Tracy tactics would have worked in Iraq. “My thoughts are that if you start off at (a severity of) one, you can always ramp up,” he said, noting that his thoughts were his own, not necessarily those of the Army. “But if you start at 10, you can’t expect to start getting nicer and expect to get information. I think (the Camp Tracy methodology) would really help a lot in our current endeavors.” The event’s hostess was historian Carol Jensen, an expert on Byron Hot Springs, who conducted tours of the building and grounds. The ECCHS garnered nearly 50 family memberships, something Jensen said showed the keen interest that abounds in far East County history. The Hot Springs, which are fenced off most of the time, will “most definitely” be the scene of another such event in the future. As for that future, the current owner of the Hot Springs, Dave Fowler, was on hand at a meet-and-greet event at Byron’s Wild Idol following the event. He’s developed plans to rebuild the original hotel and return the site to its previous splendor. The project, however, is currently stalled at the county level, seeking permits. To comment or view the slide show and video of the Camp Tracy event, visit www. thepress.net.

people out here who can’t give their homes away. To me, to build another 75 or so just doesn’t make sense. I stood and watched my neighbor’s house burn down because the fire department couldn’t get there in time. I just don’t see how this is a benefit to the community.” Resident Sandra Rogers thanked the CSD for its efforts. “I think you people have really covered all the issues that I had, and I would just hope that the CSD would in fact do what you are saying, which is not agree to the project in light of the problems with the water and sewers.” The board will summarize its comments in a written statement and submit it to the DCD for consideration. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

Chicken from page 6A With their diaper-clad chickens present, Kimberly Kennedy and her 12-yearold daughter Alexa watched as numerous speakers spoke in favor of the change, which would make it possible to keep chickens on more than half of Brentwood’s residential properties, according to an estimate given by Becnel. Only about two percent of the city’s residential properties meet the current requirements. Proponents of the change cried fowl at assertions made in letters and e-mails opposed to the change. The benefits of backyard chickens, they said, included educational opportunities for children, a step toward more healthful “slow food” nourishment, an economic benefit similar to the Victory Gardens of World War II – and a link to Brentwood’s agricultural roots. “Backyard chickens seem like a perfect way to preserve the past while allowing the community to reap the benefits,” said Stacey Van Hook. Other speakers said chickens were no worse than other domesticated birds, made little noise and slept at night, and did not pose the problems of odor, flies and fecal pollution presented by dogs. Claims that chicken-keeping would devalue properties weren’t true, some said, pointing to the fact that the birds are allowed in numerous other Bay Area cities such as Pleasanton, San Ramon and Oakland, where property values are higher than in Brentwood. Still others said worries that chickens would attract predators were over-blown, as dogs,

Relay from page 6A we did it in just five years. That just shows you how awesome this community is.” So far, this year’s Brentwood Relay chapter has signed up 48 out of an available 125 teams for the event, which will be held on June 12-13 at Liberty High School. Benson’s hope is that the upcoming kickoff event will garner additional team signups, volunteers and sponsors. “Everyone in the world has been touched by cancer in some way, whether personally or through someone they know,” said Benson. “I’m a cancer survivor myself

cats and outdoor pet food dishes are worse in that regard. No one spoke against the change during the meeting except Richey, who cited personal experience living next door to chickens. He said neighbors’ concerns were “absolutely verified. Chickens belong on farms and don’t belong in our neighborhoods.” The meeting was punctuated with chicken jokes and laughter, and included a tongue-in-cheek query from Becnel as to whether Taylor, who donned a turkey suit in a fundraising promotion last year, could be objective making a decision about poultry. He also said that “If the major problem we have is whether or not we allow chickens, I think we’re doing pretty well. I don’t think they are a major threat to the health and safety of Brentwood.” Brockman said he didn’t believe neighboring chickens would be bothersome. “It’s the roosters that are the jerks,” he said. Following the meeting, Taylor explained his no vote by saying that, as a former farmer, he had plenty of experience with chickens. “I have raised them, and sometimes chickens have issues,” he said. They could pose a problem for code enforcement to keep tabs on how many birds were on a property, and cause trouble should they get out and run loose, getting into traffic (he stopped short of saying they might try to cross the road) and being chased or eaten by dogs. “I love chickens, but they belong in agricultural areas,” he said. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

and there are a number of survivors on our committee, but there are also a lot who aren’t. This is a community that is just awesome. We couldn’t do this every year without this community and those who walk, participate or are just there to show their support. We’re very, very grateful.” Nines restaurant is located at the Brentwood Golf Club, 100 Summerset Drive. For more information, call Benson at 925-200-9463, Event Co-Chair Wanda Zimmerman at 925-934-7640, or visit www. relayforlife.org/brentwoodca. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Forum from page 10A the Delta,” he said of the legislation. “They do provide a framework for restoration. One of the most important things that came out of the bills is any (project) going forward has to look at the water supply and ecosystem together. It puts the ecosystem and water supply on an equal footing. In the past it was: figure out what you need for water supply and figure out mitigation (measures) afterward. That has put us in the mess we are in.” But two local legislators – County Supervisor Mary Piepho and Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan – believe the state water legislation is disastrous because it opens the way to construction of a peripheral canal and largely shuts out representatives of Delta communities from the oversight process.

“Frankly, we are in a crisis,” said Piepho, citing the collapsing ecosystem, invasive species, deteriorating levees, worsened water quality and potential sea level rise from climate change. “Government isn’t working to solve it. They are building another crisis. We need no more business as usual.” Piepho is particularly concerned about the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), which is backed by Southern California water agencies to prepare the way for a peripheral canal or pipeline that would take fresh water from the north Delta, bypassing much of the rest of it, and send it south. But Karla Nemeth, who is guiding the preparation of the BDCP, said the plan is designed to restore the Delta, not harm it. “Anything put together to deal with the

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conflict between water supply reliability and threatened fish species has to meet a standard higher than the Endangered Species Act,” she said. “It will help identify and apply actions that can help restore the ecosystem as a whole. It will include a monitoring process where we can figure out whether our investments are working as we might have hoped and predicted. It will be a much more open and transparent process than we have been able to do in the past.” The partial is available online at www. baydeltaconservationplan.com. The completed BDCP is scheduled to be released in the fall, and public hearings will follow the release. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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Liberty still kicking after Heritage win by Dave Roberts Staff Writer The good news for Liberty’s boys soccer players after a hard-fought 1-0 win over Heritage last week is that they remained in the running in for the league’s top spot. The bad news is that they likely need to win every league game after that – and must do it despite the loss for two weeks of one of their top players, Kyle Rainsford, who suffered a concussion in a collision with another player while heading the ball. “We had to win to be able to get back in the race for first place,” said Liberty Coach Afredo Zamora. “Heritage had just come out of a big win against Deer Valley. They needed to win and we needed to win. The conditions were not the greatest with the wind and the cold and the rain wouldn’t stop. It became a very competitive game against Heritage because we are so close to each other and a lot of the kids know each other.” Early in the second half, Liberty’s Josue Macias scored on a breakaway, firing the ball past the Heritage goalkeeper into the right corner of the net. While the senior has been one of the Lions’ top scorers, Zamora values him just as much for his leadership ability and the support he’s provided for the freshman and sophomore players. The win put Liberty in third place behind Freedom – which is in first and enjoying its best season ever – and second

Liberty’s Josue Macias (9) scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Heritage last week. Marking him is Heritage’s Daniel Rojaz (8).

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place Antioch. The Lions have been playing catch-up after getting off to a slow start this season. They won their first game but went nearly a month before their second win, and dropped their first two league games. Since then they have been playing better. As of last week they needed to beat Heritage twice and Pittsburg once and as well as tie Freedom and Antioch once (but they also lost once to Pittsburg, Freedom and Antioch). “As we play more games, the team has been getting better,” said Zamora. “We have

a lot of kids who don’t play over the summer. So it takes a few games to get touches on the ball. By mid-season the kids start jelling together. Unfortunately, by then you could either be out of the race or in the middle of the race. This year every team is competitive and there’s no easy game. That has kept the top teams in check because they have lost games they thought they were going to be able to win.” In addition to Macias, the coach appreciates the play of Jose Corona, a 4-

foot-11-inch, 110-pound freshman who is Liberty’s second top scorer – “a very small kid but very agile, very good with the ball with his feet.” Another freshman, Adam Roudanbaugh, is picking up the game quickly, and Toby Garcia is solid in the midfield. Goalie Manuel Regalado has posted better seasons, but he was key to a 2-2 tie with Freedom by making “two amazing saves,” said the coach. The Heritage victory provided Liberty with its third league win, matching last season’s total league victories. “Last year was a struggle,” said Zamora. “We didn’t do too well. We had a lot of seniors that hadn’t played before. In coaching high school it’s like Forrest Gump says, ‘It’s like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re going to get.’ Some of them can’t make grades and you end up with half of the roster you thought you were going to have. This year I thought it would be more difficult because of a lot of freshmen and sophomores we brought up. But they have been responding a lot better. Even though they are 10 to 15 pounds lighter, they are doing a great job.” Getting everyone to step up their play has become especially important because the skill level has increased in Bay Valley Athletic League boys soccer. East County teams are getting noticed in the East Bay after beating top teams such as Foothill and Monte Vista. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Wolverines, Patriots shoot lights out by Michael Dixon Correspondent In Friday’s girls basketball game between Heritage and Deer Valley, the Wolverines’ defense stood strong in the final seconds, preserving a 60-59 win and avenging a lone league defeat. Deer Valley led by one point with five seconds remaining in regulation time when a free throw by Wolverine Raven Fox was negated by a lane violation. That gave the Patriots a chance to win with a simple basket. But the Wolverines forced Heritage star Khyia Slone to miss the game-winning shot. What made this game more unusual than most was the interruption that took place toward the end of the first half. Patriot Jenny Cyganowski had just made a layup, cutting the Wolverine lead to 32-30, when the lights in the arena went out, and stayed out for 45 minutes. Eventually Deer Valley Principal Clarence Isadore made an announcement that if the power did not come on before 8:30, the coaches had agreed to resume the game at a later date. A few minutes before 8:30 Isadore announced that the game was postponed. But less than a minute after the announcement, the lights came back on and the game continued. The temporary darkness in the ceiling didn’t slow the momentum of the backand-forth battle down on the court. Deer

Valley followed a terrific 21-10 first quarter with a lackluster 11-point second quarter. Conversely, Heritage followed its lackluster first quarter with a 25-point second quarter, highlighted by a 19-2 run that gave the Patriots a 35-32 halftime lead. Both teams took a breather for much of the third quarter, which saw the Wolverines eventually heat up and take a 46-44 lead into the final quarter. Although the game’s outcome wasn’t decided until the final seconds, Deer Valley never trailed in the fourth quarter. “We showed a lot of heart,� said Wolverine Coach Lindsey Wisely. “There was a lot of adversity in that game: the lights went out, we had three starters in foul trouble, and I thought that we really came together. This was a huge moment in Deer Valley basketball history just in terms of coming together. Everybody chipped in. It was a big game tonight. Heritage has a great team over there; we always have these battles. I was just really proud of the heart that my team showed.� Asked about areas in need of improvement, she said, “It’s got to be defense. We are known for our defense here at Deer Valley. We just can’t give up that many points. Last game we gave up 64; this time it was almost 60. We gave up too many double-digit quarters, that second quarter was brutal. Defensively, we have got to buckle down a little more.� While Heritage Coach Darin Price

wasn’t happy with the final score, he was pleased with his team’s effort. “These girls fought hard, especially under the circumstances tonight of a 45-minute delay,� he said. “We had great momentum going, and all of a sudden it just got snapped. We still played hard; we were right there. It was going back and forth for the whole second half. In the end, they executed a little better than we did, but we played hard. “We need to keep doing the same stuff, keep doing what we’re doing, keep attacking. If we would have made a couple of open layups that we missed or a couple of free throws, we might win the game. Overall, our free throws tonight were a lot better than we have been. Give it to Deer Valley. They’re a good team. They didn’t give up and they fought hard. In this league we have to go head-to-head one more time, so we’ll see who can take that one.� Fox led all scorers with 19 points, and her teammate Samantha Kixmiller was right behind her with 15. The leading scorers for Heritage were Slone and Kiana Caban, each of whom finished with 17 points. On Saturday the Wolverines lost to St. Mary’s 61-42. On Tuesday they played Antioch while Heritage took on Pittsburg, the results of which were not available press time. Tonight, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. Deer Valley travels to Pittsburg while Heritage hosts crosstown rival Liberty in what could be one of the more exciting games of the season. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

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Heritage’s Khyia Slone scored 17 points but the Patriots fell a point short of Deer Valley Friday in a game that was interrupted by a 45-minute power outage.

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Dynamite’s fuse lit at Nor Cal tourney Playing in its first-ever NorCal State Cup tournament, the Delta United Dynamite U11 girls soccer club from the Antioch/Brentwood area beat several formidable teams from around the state before falling to the Gryphons of San Mateo in the Gold Cup championship game. Ranked 41st out of more than 70 teams, the Dynamite girls started their journey in the late summer of 2009, facing some of the toughest elite teams in the state. Finishing fall league play in early November, the Dynamite girls advanced to the second round of the State Cup tournament, where they were pitted against teams in the Gold, Silver and Bronze flight. The team hit stride in the second round, shutting out the Manteca FC Red Devils 5-0, beating the Newark Earthquake 8-3 and earning them a berth in the Gold Cup quarterfinals in Manteca in early December. In the Gold Cup quarterfinal game, they were pitted against Boca 98 from Sacramento. Anchored by a strong defensive effort, great saves from keeper Rachael Brittner and a lethally fast offensive attack, the Dynamite girls advanced to the semifinals with a 3-0 win against Boca 98. In the semifinal, the Dynamite girls were matched up against powerhouse San Juan Spirits of Sacramento, which they beat 3-1 to earn a shot at the championship

The Delta United Dynamite U11 girls soccer club beat several formidable teams from around the state in the NorCal State Cup tournament. Photo courtesy of Tim McCarthy

in an exciting clash with the Gryphons of San Mateo. From the opening kickoff, the Dynamite girls were nearly run off the field by a skilled and athletic Gryphon team. The Dynamite fell behind 0-3 on two phenomenal crossing shots and a deflection off a Dynamite player on a corner kick. Most teams would have folded at this point, but not these girls. In what would become a testament of heart over skill, the Dynamite girls fought their way back into the match. After being hit in the mouth by a Gryphon defender, center forward Devyn Gilfoy took the ball and dribbled past

three defenders to punch one in for the Dynamite’s first goal. The Dynamite girls made it 2-3 before halftime with a onetimer from forward Emma Linney off an outstanding corner kick from midfielder Robyn McCarthy. In the second half, the Gryphons were smothered defensively by forward Lauren Sisneros, McCarthy and defenders Kara Rainsford and Mareiya Gonzales. The Gryphons’ few shots on goal were handled with precision by goalkeeper Caylyn Stanley. The Gryphon defense, however, reciprocated by holding off goal attempts from Emily Maier-Costanza, Linney and Sisneros.

In one of the most thrilling finishes in Dynamite club history, down 2-3 with about a minute remaining, Gilfoy took a laser pass from Sisneros, dribbled past two Gryphon defenders, sped past the final defender and scored the tying goal. In sudden-death overtime however, the Gryphon offense was awakened, scoring two minutes in with a beautiful give-and-go pass down the left side of the field leading to a perfect crossing shot and goal from the weak-side forward. Although the girls were disappointed to lose after coming back from such a large deficit against a top-ranked team, they left the field proud of how far they had come. “The girls had a great year and have come a long way,” said coach Tim McCarthy. “In the final game they showed something that’s hard to teach: with a winning attitude they can beat any opponent, and it didn’t matter what the score was; they could still come back and win.” This spring, the Delta United Dynamite girls will continue play in the U11 division of the NorCal spring league. In the fall, however, they will be moving up to U12, where they will be playing 11on-11. Those interested in trying out for Dynamite Girls Soccer in 2010 should email Tim McCarthy at tmsquid@yahoo. com. – Contributed by Shaun Gilfoy

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Coaches conduct clinic The new iPlay Volleyball League and Uncommon Synergy Volleyball Club recently welcomed the University of the Pacific Men’s volleyball coaching staff for a three-hour clinic at the Antioch Indoor Sports Center. In a fun and positive atmosphere, Head Coach Joe Wortmann and assistant coaches Jeff Hall and Al Johnson served up some excitement while sharing their volleyball knowledge and passion for the game with 103 young players, ranging in age from 9 to 15. Photo courtesy of Tina Briggs

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Heritage beats Liberty in rematch Two of the top local high school girls soccer teams – Heritage and Liberty – clashed for the second time this season last week. The Patriots won 3-2, avenging their 0-2 loss to the Lions in match two weeks earlier. Heritage got on the board first 10 minutes into the game, but Liberty answered right back a minute later. With 10 minutes left in the first half, Heritage took the lead and built on it midway through the second half to go ahead 3-1. Liberty scored with 14 minutes remaining in the game, but the Heritage defense shut down the Lions from then

on with help from Patriot goalkeeper Katie Barsanti, who made nine saves. The win provided both teams with identical 6-1-2 league records. The rubber match in this cross-town rivalry will take place 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 at Heritage. On Tuesday, Liberty went on the road to Deer Valley and on Thursday traveled to Freedom. Their next Liberty game is at home on Tuesday, Feb. 2. Heritage played Freedom on Tuesday and Pittsburg on Thursday. Its next game is Thursday, Feb. 4 at Antioch.

EDYSL girls soccer tryouts The East Diablo Youth Soccer League invites U12 girls to try out for the upcoming season. Girls whose birthday falls between Aug. 1, 1997 and July 31, 1998 are invited to try out at the Streets of Brentwood, 2565 Sand Creek Road, on consecutive Saturdays,

Feb. 13 and 20, and Sunday, Feb. 21, all from 10 a.m. to noon. Players are encouraged to bring water, a soccer ball, wear cleats and shin guards, and attend all three sessions for maximum exposure. For more information, e-mail Coach Paul McIlvenny at paul@edysl.net.

Softball camp at Heritage This spring, Heritage High School will be offering a softball camp that teaches the fundamental skills of hitting, throwing and game situations to girls in grades 3 through 8. Conducted by the Heritage coaching staff and varsity players, the camp takes place Friday, March 19 at 9 a.m. and Saturday,

March 20 at noon on the Heritage playing fields, 101 American Ave. in Brentwood. The fee of $40 includes a T-shirt and backpack. Lunch will be provided on Saturday. For more information, visit http:// libertyunion.schoolwires.net/heritage/site/ default. asp.


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Liberty student makes U.S. taekwondo team by Dave Roberts Staff Writer There must be something in the Delta water that creates great young martial arts fighters in East County. Antioch boasts 12-year-old kickboxing champion Katrina “The Storm” Nahe, who was recently featured in these pages. And Brentwood claims Ryan Arcaina, a Liberty High sophomore who has made the 20-member U.S. Junior World Team that will be competing in the 2010 Junior World Taekwondo Championships in Tijuana, Mexico in March. “The first reaction was, like, I can’t believe it. But after time passed on I was very happy,” said Arcaina, a light middleweight who began training when he was 6. “I worked real hard for it and I achieved my goal to make the USA Team.” His goals now are to win in Mexico, make the U.S. Olympic Team when he turns 18 and then “travel around the world to fight more,” he said. Taekwondo is a 200-year-old Korean martial art that combines kicking above the waist with punching to the body but not the face. It’s the most popular martial art in terms of the number of participants, according to Wikipedia. “What I like about it is that it’s competitive and it’s fun,” said Arcaina. “You can take your anger out on other people. It teaches you discipline, respect, integrity, perseverance.” Martials arts are in Arcaina’s blood.

Lions from page 1B game. Antioch quickly sent a substitute to the bench, but was whistled 20 seconds later for not taking Beverly off the court, despite different sets of instructions from the officials. The result was six consecutive Lion free throws. They sunk four, took possession of the ball and scored again, driving the nail in the Panther coffin. The victory boosted Liberty’s record

Patriots from page 1B 3-inch junior forward failed to score in the final frame until the final 10 seconds, driving the length of the court for a layup that brought the Falcons within three. Asked how his team was able to shut down Freedom, Cruickshank said, “I think we mixed in a couple of defenses on them. But I think, you know, it just came from our heart. Our kids played hard. They wanted to get stops. That was the thing we talked about in our timeouts: ‘Hey, let’s step up. Who’s going to rotate the open guy? Who’s going to get a stop? Who’s going to get a hand in somebody’s face?’ They stepped up and played great.” Harrity led all scorers with 23 points and Garner finished with 20. Freedom’s Darrell Greene scored 15 points while hauling down 12 rebounds. Packard notched 14 points.

His father, Lito, who has been a martial artist all of his life, focusing on karate and taekwondo, introduced him to the sport and has been training him ever since at home, at the In Shape gym and at Lito’s Sparta Taekwondo school in Walnut Creek. Ryan also trains with his uncle Henry Cruz at his Manila Taekwondo school in Union City. The grueling regimen includes weight training, kicking and punching paddle drills and running up and down the street while pulling an old tire tied to him with a rope. The seven-day-a-week training has paid off. In addition to making the junior team to represent the United States in Mexico, Arcaina won the National Junior Taekwondo championship in his division in July of 2006. He will also be competing in the Philippines in August. Asked to identify his strengths, he said, “Discipline – everything involves discipline. Being humble. I respect others. I do a lot to help people. I try to achieve my goals in life. Fast movement (in the ring). I am very motivated. People cheering me on makes me want to fight even more.” Asked what his friends think of his fighting prowess, he said, “They think it’s pretty cool. They are kind of scared of me. They always have my back and tell everyone about me, how I know how to fight. It keeps me out of trouble.” His reputation has discouraged bullies from to wanting to test his ability. “They respect me; they don’t mess with me,” he said. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

to 5-2 in Bay Valley Athletic League play, while the Panthers fell to 3-4. Tatjana Pitts led Antioch with 10 points. Liberty played Freedom Tuesday, the results of which were not available at press time. Tonight, Jan. 29, the Lions travel to Heritage and on Tuesday, Feb. 2, they host Pittsburg. Antioch played Deer Valley on Tuesday, hosts Freedom tonight, and plays on the road Tuesday at Heritage. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.

Asked about another narrow margin of victory over Freedom, Cruickshank said, “It won’t be any different the next time, either. It’s going to be a great game and probably will come right down to the wire. Whoever gets the breaks that night and plays harder is going to be the winner.” That game will take place next Friday, Feb. 5 at Heritage. In the meantime, the Patriots beat Deer Valley 62-44 on Friday. And they played Pittsburg Tuesday, the results of which were not available at press time. Tonight, Jan. 29, the Patriots take the court at Liberty – one of the biggest rivalries in East County sports – and on Tuesday travel to Antioch. Freedom lost to Pittsburg 72-70 Friday. The Falcons took on Liberty Tuesday, host Antioch tonight and host Deer Valley on Tuesday. All game times are 7 p.m. To comment, visit www.thepress.net.


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OBITUARIES Hendrik “Hennie” Koolhoven May 31, 1929-Jan. 16, 2010 Hennie was born in Enschede in the Netherlands, where he grew up as a boy tending to the family rabbits for food during World War II. His father worked with KOOLHOVEN the Dutch underground and Hennie was forced to leave his home for an uncle’s farmhouse because two Jewish families were being hidden behind a false wall of his room in the home. His family’s wartime service later enabled him to qualify for the refugee relief program and immigrate to the United States. Hennie was a veteran of the Dutch Air Force, having made the rank of sergeant. He met his wife, Hillie, at a local dance and fell in love. The bond held strong for 58 years, and Hillie was at his side when he passed after a difficult struggle with Alzheimer’s. Many remember Hennie from his career as a mechanic. He was a self-made man and owned several businesses, including The Bike Shop in San Francisco and International Auto Car in Livermore. Hennie was a skilled mechanic, known to repair just about anything. He was involved with the Dutch Apostolic Church and is remembered as a giving man who would frequently help those in need. He is fondly remembered by his four children – Jeannette, Annerieke, David and Hans – as a loving father and devoted husband. Hennie once described himself as being “tremendously rich,” not by monetary standards but by the joyous life he built here in California, the lifelong friends he made and the pleasure he took in seeing his family thrive. Hennie is survived by his wife, four children, 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will be held at the Byron United Methodist Church on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. John Vincent Dejesus John Vincent Dejesus of Twin Falls,

Idaho died Jan. 12 at St. Luke’s Magic Valley after a lengthy illness. He was born March 8, 1926 in Oakley. John served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II from 1944-46. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and loved to travel and fish in California, Oregon and Idaho. John was a member of the Moose Lodge in Twin Falls. He lived in Oakley until 1991, when he moved to Twin Falls. John is survived by his wife of 58 years, Helen of Twin Falls; daughters and sons-in-law, Colleen and Ron Bovert of Oakley and Sandra and Brent Jussel of Twin Falls; grandchildren, Justin Bovert of Sacramento, Adam Jussel of Seattle, Wash., Sarah Bovert of Sacramento and Kevin Jussel of Seattle, Wash; sisters, Mary Lou Cox of Antioch, Lucille Davis (Rod) of Antioch, Lorraine Avery (Jim) of Penn Valley, Adeline Riley (Joe) of Castro Valley and Rose Helms (Bob) of Brentwood; brothers, Manual Dejesus (Mary) of Fruitland, Idaho, Edward Dejesus of Antioch and Ernie Dejesus (Sharon) of Brentwood; sister-in-law, Sharon M. Dejesus of Oakley and Darlene Dejesus of Grass Valley. He is also survived by 26 nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Dejesus, and brothers, George Dejesus and Alfred Dejesus. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Services were held on Jan. 21 at Rosenau Funeral Home in Twin Falls. Mary “Lupe” Lopez Mary “ L u p e ” Lopez, 80, passed away p e a c e f u l ly at home on Nov. 25, 2009 surrounded by her family. Mary was raised in San Fra n c i s c o, the youngest LOPEZ of the five Ramirez sisters. She worked for the school district before retiring to Brentwood, where she volunteered with many of her favorite organizations.

On a roll at 8 Let’s lace ’em up and skate! There’s a birthday to celebrate! Christian is turning 8! Christian Sposito of Oakley, in the center of the back row, turned 8 on Jan. 21. He celebrated his 8th birthday with his family and friends at a roller skating party. Fun games, pizza, party machine with real money and a cupcake cake in the shape of a roller-skate all made for an awesome party! Happy 8th birthday, Christian. We love you big. Mom and Dad Mary is survived by her husband, Victor Lopez; children, Gerry Brown, Larry Brown, Kim Brown and Victor Jason Lopez; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held Jan. 22 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Brentwood. Arrangements were made by the Brentwood Funeral Home. Gerald (Jerry) Thomas Gerald (Jerry) Herbert Thomas, 85, passed away peacefully on the evening of Jan. 7 in Red Bluff. Gerald was born in Lodi to Joseph and Emily Thomas; he was the oldest of four siblings. He grew up in Lodi and attended the local schools and graduated from Lodi High School. He was in the Boy Scouts during school and went on to become an Eagle Scout, which he was very proud of accomplishing. Jerry enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944 and served as a torpedo helmsman on the USS Capperton during World War II. He met Emily Del Pozo while working in Brentwood. They married in 1946 and

settled in Brentwood and together raised a family of three, traveled, enjoyed golf, family and many friends. They were married for 54 years. Jerry was a self-employed licensed land surveyor and enjoyed his profession for more than 50 years. He has surveyed most of East Contra Costa County and several surrounding counties. He was a member of the Brentwood Lions Club and one of the founders of the Brentwood Gun Club. Jerry is survived by his brother, Delbert Thomas of Lodi, and his loving children, Bruce (Debra) Thomas of Heyburn, Idaho, Claudette (Harry) Lange of Concord, and Claudia (Kenny) Brown of Red Bluff. He leaves five grandchildren, Charlie, Julie, Trace, Justin and Leslie, and their spouses; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Edward, sister Betty Cook and his wife, Emily. Graveside services were held Jan. 22 at Brentwood Union Cemetery.

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Consider overall health when evaluating BMIs by Susan Purcell Body mass index readings are strong, effective tools in measuring an individual’s physical health. But they are not the only

benchmark of general well being. “BMI numbers should be viewed as indicators of a person’s overall health, but not as hard and fast rules,” said Dr. Fatima Memon, a physician affiliated with

Sutter Delta Medical Center. “But they can be strong indicators of underlying health issues and should be viewed as a wake-up call.” Based on a formula that factors in a person’s height and weight, BMI ratings fall into four categories: Underweight is 18 or less, and the normal range is between 18.5 and 24.9. Overweight is considered 25 to 29.9, and an obese person will register a BMI of 30 or more. But a person’s age and body type should also be considered when evaluating BMIs. “A middle-aged person can weigh as much as 20 to 30 pounds more than a teenager with the same height and body type,” said Memon. “And a person who is considered heavy by BMI standards may be highly muscular. Athletes are a good example of that. They often have a higher BMI because of their muscle mass.” And in senior citizens, added Memon, the opposite can be true. As adults tend to lose muscle mass as they age, their BMIs can be underestimated – all of which illustrates why it’s import to consider the overall picture. And yet high a BMI number can indeed mean that an individual is at greater risk for diseases such as hypertension, coronary disease, type-2 diabetes and certain kinds of cancers. The same is true of low BMIs, which can indicate diseases such as eating disorders, cancer (which is

“ BMI numbers should be viewed as indicators of a person’s overall health, but not as hard and fast rules.

Dr. Fatima Memon associated with weight loss) and smokingrelated problems. BMI values are also helpful in determining weight change over time. If your BMI is higher than your doctor would like, there are a number of ways to help bring it down, including diet, exercise and maintaining a generally healthy lifestyle. “Little changes can do a lot,” said Memon. “Even a moderate amount of exercise can make a big difference, and the same is true with weight loss. If you need to lose weight, do it slowly; one or two pounds a week. But consult with your physician before starting any kind of program.” You can learn your BMI by asking your doctor or searching “BMI” online and plugging in your height and weight. As with all health-related issues, talk with your primary-care physician about your medical questions or concerns. Susan Purcell is a medical writer for Sutter Delta Medical Center in Antioch.


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0071552 Title Order No. 08-8262600 Investor/Insurer No. APN No. 016-270-046-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/05/- 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: MARVIN W TEIXEIRA JR. AND JACQUELINE M TEIXEIRA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 09/05/2006 and recorded 09/13/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0288643-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/16/2010 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: 133 FRUITWOOD COMMON, BRENTWOOD, CA, 945132011. 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 $459,229.54. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/- 11/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3397354 01/15/2010, 01/- 22/2010, 01/29/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010

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. ASAP# 3410189 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 22, 29, February 5, 2010

TIAGO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 04/03/2006 and recorded 04/07/- 06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0108372-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/16/2010 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: 758 JENNIFER STREET, BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $625,293.55. 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: 11/- 06/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By:Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3404373 01/15/2010, 01/- 22/2010, 01/29/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010

ficer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3405012 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0125879 Title Order No. 09-8370748 Investor/Insurer No. 161845551 APN No. 007-270- 029-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/22/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: LORRIE N. BRUNELL, A SINGLE WOMAN., dated 05/22/2007 and recorded 06/07/07, as Instrument No. 2007- 0165430-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/16/2010 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: 2712 HOLLY OAK COURT, BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $593,250.73. 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: 11/- 27/2009 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# 3404422 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 09-04656 Loan No.: 1002529687 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/5/2005. 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 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, 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: ROBERT M. ANDERSON, AN UNMARRIED MAN Duly Appointed Trustee: Atlantic & Pacific Foreclosure Services, LLC Recorded 7/8/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0250630-00 in book , page and rerecorded on - as - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Described as follows: As more fully described on said Deed of Trust. Date of Sale: 2/8/- 2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Amount of un-

paid balance and other charges: $387,569.78 (Estimated) Street Address or other common designation of real property: 1801 CRATER PEAK WAY ANTIOCH, California 94531- 000 A.P.N.: 072-390-169 The undersigned Trustee disclaims 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. 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 Order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. Date: 01/12/2010 Atlantic & Pacific Foreclosure Services, LLC 1610 E. Saint Andrew Pl., Suite 150F Santa Ana, CA 92705 Automated Sale Information: 714-730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com for NON-SALE information: 888-313-1969 Tai Alailima, Manager ASAP# 3408365 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Antony Vargas, 2335 Holly View Drive, Martinez, CA 94553 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Antony Vargas FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-2053 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Antony Vargas filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Antony Vargas (AKA) Anthony Dominick Torres (AKA) Tony Vargas (AKA) Tony Torres to Proposed Name: Anthony Dominick Torres 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 2/16/10 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: December 17, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0142147 Title Order No. 09-8428162 Investor/Insurer No. 118469823 APN No. 018-510- 019-5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/11/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JUAN MEZA AND MARGARET RUIZ MEZA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 04/11/2006 and recorded 04/20/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0123016-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/16/2010 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: 2563 HANDEL WAY, BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The under-

signed 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 $689,290.42. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/- 24/2009 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# 3405652 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008881-00 The name of the business (es): The Main Event Coordinators Located at: 5000 Executive Parkway, Suite S510 In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Sylvia Chacon, 29927 Red Maple Court, Hayward, CA 94544; Maryann Cruz, 110 Montclair Place, San Ramon, CA 94583 This business is conducted by: a General Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Maryann Cruz This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 17, 2009 By: C. Garcia , Deputy Expires: December 17, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010

commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to civil code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. the time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in civil code section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to civil code sections 2923.52. For sales information: MonFri 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 07, 2010. (R-287887 01/22/10, 01/- 29/10, 02/05/10) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 22, 29, February 5, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20090015000859 Title Order No.: 090458255 FHA/VA/PMI No.: - YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/- 27/2006. 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. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 08/02/- 2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0244164-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: SUSANA J RUECKER AND RUDOLF RUECKER, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’SCHECK/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: 02/11/2010 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: 499 CORONATION DR, BRENTWOOD, CALIFORNIA 94513 APN#: 010-730-102 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 $407,168.91. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 228814CA Loan No. 0698047768 Title Order No. 602114622 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 04/20/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 02/04/- 2010 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 04/28/2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006-0133134- 00, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: OCTAVIO R FLORES, AN UNMARRIED MAN, as Trustor, LONG BEACH MORTGAGE COMPANY, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 200, MAP OF TRACT 2170, FILED JULY 28, 1955, MAP BOOK 59, PAGE 37, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $410,126.97 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 366 YOSEMITE DRIVE PITTSBURG, CA 94565 APN Number: 088-051-017 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 01-12- 2010 DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55. CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 or www. fidelityasap.com (714) 573- 1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT ASAP# 3408995 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/- 2010 Antioch Press No. 061617 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0083547 Title Order No. 08-8308025 Investor/Insurer No. 133765701 APN No. 016-310- 067 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/03/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: DAVID REYNOSO JR. AND GABRIELLA SAN-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0070421 Title Order No. 09-8204891 Investor/Insurer No. 781172047 APN No. 016-300- 207-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/22/2006. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: GRETCHEN ARMAS, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 04/22/2006 and recorded 04/28/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0133427-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/- 16/2010 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: 1357 EISENHOWER WAY, BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $382,521.09. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/- 28/2009 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 Of-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1239375-15 APN: 030- 070-009 TRA: 030309 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx9928 REF: Downing, Thomas IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED June 27, 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 11, 2010, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded July 07, 2006, as Inst. No. 2006-0214269-00 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Thomas R. Downing, 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: 4447 Willow Road Bethel Island CA 94511 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: $365,143.51. 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. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in civil code ‘a7 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0151430 Title Order No. 09-8-455473 Investor/Insurer No. 434361280790 APN No. 085- 130-027-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/29/2008. 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: MARC R LATOUR AND ELENA V LATOUR, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 02/29/2008 and recorded 03/06/08, as Instrument No. 2008-0047669-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/16/2010 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: 62 STANDLEY COURT, PITTSBURG, CA, 94565. 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 $366,435.06. 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/- 14/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3409585 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008860-00 The name of the business (es): Playmakers Sports Clinics Located at:1532 Solitude In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Ryan Kiyoshi Seto, 1532 Solitude Way, Brentwood, CA 94513; Warren Eric Parker, 109 Mont St. Michael Way, Martinez, CA 94553. This business is conducted by: Co-Partners The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Ryan K. Seto This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 16, 2009 By: Dancia Cox, Deputy Expires: December 16, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 8, 16, 22, 29, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000113-00 The name of the business (es): JUNEJA INTERNATIONAL INC. Located at: 14 CLEAR LAKE COURT In: DANVILLE, CA 94506, Mailing: P.O. Box 2106, Los Banos, CA 93636 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): JUNEJA INTERNATIONAL, INC., 14 CLEAR LAKE COURT, DANVILLE, CA 94506 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: VINOD K. JUNEJA, CEO This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 6, 2010 By: Dancia Cox, Deputy Expires: January 6, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010


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STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File #F-0001615-00 The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: SilverCreek Cattle Company Located at: 4265 Camino Diablo Road In: Byron, CA 94514 Mailing: P.O. Box 425, Byron, CA 94514 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Finta Hay Service, Inc.- California Byron, CA 94514 This business was conducted by: a Corporation The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in Contra Costa County on: February 20, 2007 Signature of registrant: Tiffany Finta This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk of Contra Costa County on: February 20, 2007 By: Liz Gutierrez, Deputy Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000077-00 The name of the business (es): Pledge to Humanity Located at: 3000 F Danville Boulevard, #182, In: Alamo, CA 94507 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Pledge to Humanity, 3000 F Danville Boulevard, #182, Alamo, CA 94507. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 2/09. Signature of registrant: Gabriela Barba, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 6, 2010 By: Dancia Cox, Deputy Expires: January 6, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000105-00 The name of the business (es): Norman Hill Properties; NHP Located at: 1033 Springfield Drive In: Walnut Creek, CA 94598 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Michael John Hill; Rita Rahil Norman, 1033 Springfield Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. This business is conducted by: Co-Partners The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Michael J. Hill This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 6, 2010 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: January 6, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000002-00 The name of the business (es): Patrol Solutions Located at: 1332 Katherine Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Garth Dillon, 1332 Katherine Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/ A. Signature of registrant: Garth Dillon This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 4, 2010 By: Dancia Cox, Deputy Expires: January 4, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008681-00 The name of the business (es): SilverCreek Ranch Located at: 741 McClarren Road In: Byron, CA 94514 Mailing: P.O. Box 477, Byron, CA 94514 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Tiffany Finta, P.O. Box 477, Byron, CA 94514; 741 McClarren Road, Byron, CA 94514 This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/1/09. Signature of registrant: Tiffany Finta This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on:December 9, 2009 By: Liz Gutierrez, Deputy Expires: December 9, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000020-00 The name of the business (es): STRAW HAT PIZZA Located at: 14870 Highway 4, Suite H In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505, Mailing: 2331 Newport Place, Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Pizza Pierates LLC. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/ A. Signature of registrant: Nick Harrison-Manager, Member This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 4, 2010 By: Dancia Cox, Deputy Expires: January 4, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0009086-00 The name of the business (es): MB Morgan Construction, Inc. Located at: 1402 Yosemite Circle In: Oakley, CA 94561 Contra Costa County Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): MB Morgan Construction, Inc.. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 8/13/09. Signature of registrant: Marcus Morgan- President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 30, 2009 By: Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires: December 30, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000121-00 The name of the business (es): TOWN RECORDS Located at: 2420 Sand Creek Road, C1-218, In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Brendan Maher, 580 Mockingbird Lane, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Brendan Maher This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 6, 2010 By: Mary Imbrie, Deputy Expires: January 6, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000007-00 The name of the business (es): Nor Cal Demons Softball Located at: 2145 Connie Lane In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Michael M. Rocha, 2145 Connie Lane, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant:Michael M. Rocha This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 4, 2010 By: Dancia Cox, Deputy Expires: January 4, 2015 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000133-00 The name of the business (es): All Bay Electric Located at: 574 Altessa Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): John M. Valdez, 574 Altessa 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: 1/7/10. Signature of registrant: John M. Valdez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 7, 2010 By: Liz Gutierrez, Deputy Expires: January 7, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000014-00 The name of the business (es): DAVE’S TRAILER SERVICE Located at: 78 OTTAWA STREET In: OAKLEY, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): DAVID CARL MICKELSON, 78 OTTAWA STREET, 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: David Carl Mickelson This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 4, 2010 By: Dancia Cox Deputy Expires: January 4, 2015 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000260-00 The name of the business (es): Toes in da Sand Located at: 924 Burwood Way In: Antioch, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Katherine Emerick, 924 Burwood Way, 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: N/A. Signature of registrant: Katherine M. Emerick This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 12, 2010 By: Pam Cornelius, Deputy Expires: January 12, 2015 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000045-00 The name of the business (es): Hollywood Dreams Photography Located at: 4881 Teakwood Drive In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Eduardo Cardona, 4881 Teakwood Drive, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Eduardo Cardona This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 5, 2010 By: Marilyn A. Myers, Deputy Expires: January 5, 2015 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000004-00 The name of the business (es): Pursuits Of Happiness Located at: 2430 Palm Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Francene DuPre and George DuPre, 2430 Palm Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/1/10. Signature of registrant: Francene DuPre This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 4, 2010 By: Mary Imbrie, Deputy Expires: January 4, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 2010 3RD AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: MARVIN L. ZANDERS, SR., 1520 Thistle Court, Oakley, CA 94561 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA

94553 PETITION OF: MARVIN L. ZANDERS, SR. FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-1293 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: MARVIN L. ZANDERS, SR. filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. MARQUISE LYNN WOODS to Proposed Name: MARQUISE LYNN ZANDERS Present Name: b. MARCELL LEMOR WOODS to Proposed Name: MARCELL LEMOR ZANDERS 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 3/14/10 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. BOTH MINORS PREVIOUSLY APPEARED IN COURT AND AGREED TO THEIR NAMES BEING CHANGED. Date: January 7, 2010 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000336-00 The name of the business (es): Osmi’s Flowers & Gifts Located at: 6945 Lone Tree Way In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Oscar Hernandez, 1590 Dawnview Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/14/10. Signature of registrant: Oscar Hernandez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 14, 2010 By: L. Barajas, Deputy Expires: January 14, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F0000038-00 The name of the business (es): Patriot Presentations Located at: 452 Stanwick Street In: Brentwood, Ca, 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Eric Boettcher, 452 Stanwick Street Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/ A. Signature of registrant: Eric Boettcher This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 5, 2010 By: Dancia Cox, Deputy Expires: January 15, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0009040-00 The name of the business (es): My Gold Party International Located at: 3614 Yacht Drive In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Francesta N. Morish, 3614 Yacht Drive, 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: Francesta N. Morish This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 28, 2009 By: Dancia Cox, Deputy Expires: December 28, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0008665-00 The name of the business (es): Pittsburg Auto Body Work Located at: 999 Harbor Street, Unit C In: Pittsburg, CA 94565 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jorge Yanez, 1104 Brush Creek Drive, Pittsburg, CA 94565. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 12/8/09. Signature of registrant: Jorge Yanez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 8, 2009 By: Liz Gutierrez, Deputy Expires: December 8, 2014 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-187142-C Loan No. 0307725401 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/1/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE 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: NELLY MIRANDA,

AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded 6/14/2006 as Instrument No. 20060187749-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 2/26/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 336 BOULDER DR ANTIOCH, California 94509 APN #: 072-212- 013 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $620,361.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. ETS Services, LLC Date: 1/22/2010 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3422013 01/- 29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0009037-00 The name of the business (es): Blue Sky Energy Systems Located at: 847 Hollowbrook Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Brian Allison, 847 Hollowbrook Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Brian Allison This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 28, 2009 By: Jose Gonzalez, Deputy Expires: December 28, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0009047-00 The name of the business (es): EXOTIC FACES SALON Located at: 1616 A STREET In: ANTIOCH, CA 94509 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): DEIDRE McCLAIN, 1048 MEADOW BROOK COURT, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: DEIDRE McCLAIN This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 28, 2009 By: Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires: December 28, 2014 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0009005-00 The name of the business (es): CROWTOON STUDIOS Located at: 3434 TUPELO DRIVE, WALNUT CREEK, CA 94598 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): BENSON TONGUE, 3434 TUPELO DRIVE, WALNUT CREEK, CA 94598. 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: BENSON TONGUE This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 23, 2009 By: Myrna Barajas, Deputy Expires: December 23, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0009124-00 The name of the business (es): Delta Water Weed Removal Service Located at: 1882 Teresa Lane In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Jeff Heath and Davina Allen, 1882 Teresa Lane, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: Co-Partners The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 12/31/2009. Signature of registrant: Jeff Heath This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 31, 2009 By: December 31, 2009, Deputy Expires: December 31, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Melissa Chin, 407 Walnut Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Melissa Chin FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-2104 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Melissa Chin filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Melissa Ann Chin (AKA) Melissa AnnChin- McCormick to Proposed Name: Melissa AnnChin McCormick 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING

a. Date: 2/23/10 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: December 29, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000404-00 The name of the business (es): C F Enterprises Located at: 714 Arbor Court In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Christine Finn, 714 Arbor Court, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Christine Finn This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 19, 2010 By: Marilyn A. Myers, Deputy Expires: January 19, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Adam Joseph Arias, 618 West 7th Street, Apartment #3, Antioch, CA 94509 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Adam Joseph Arias FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-2059 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Adam Joseph Arias filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Adam Joseph Arias to Proposed Name: Adam Joseph Arias-Añorve 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 2/11/10 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: December 18, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 09-21117-SP-CA Loan No. 0011321395 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED11/ 07/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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: CRAIG D KELLY, AN UNMARRIED MAN Duly Appointed Trustee: NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION Recorded 11/16/- 2005 as Instrument No. 2005- 0442990-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California. Date of Sale: 02/16/- 2010 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: $383,773.75 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 4841 TRENTON STREET, OAKLEY, CA 94561 A.P.N.: 041-200-013 The undersigned Trustee disclaims 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. The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee

or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code 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 2923.5. 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: 01/12/2010 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# 3407468 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 22, 29, February 5, 2010 SUMMONS ON CROSS- DEFENDANT (Judicial) CASE NUMBER: S-1500-CV- 264233AEW NOTICE TO CROSS- DEFENDANT: WASCO 37, LP, a California limited partnership; KEMP LAND COMPANY, a California corporation; HOWARD E. KEMP, an individual; BEVERLY R. KEMP, an individual; (See Attachment 1) YOU ARE BEING SUED BY CROSSCOMPLAINANT: WESTERN INSURANCE COMPANY CASE NUMBER: S-1500-CV- 264233-AEW You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/- selfhelp), your county law library or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ - selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. CASE NUMBER: S-1500-CV- 264233-AEW 1. The name and address of the court is: Superior Court of the State of California, County of Kern, 1415 Truxton Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301 2. The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or the plaintiff without an attorney, is: Willi H. Siepmann (102224), THE FAUX LAW GROUP, 1540 W. Warm Springs Rd., Ste. 100, Henderson, NV 89014 Phone (702) 458-5790, Fax (702) 458-5794 DATE: September 8, 2008 Clerk, by: Selma Gonzalez, Deputy NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served.Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 2009-00050 Loan No.: 31910888 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/12/2002. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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 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, 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: James A. Almeida and Elizabeth E. Almeida HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Recorded 9/23/2002 as Instrument No. 2002-0337235-00 in book ---, page --- and rerecorded on --- as --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, Cali-

fornia, Date of Sale: 2/4/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $298,691.94 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 5028 Tehachapi Way Antioch, California 94531 A.P.N.: 055-040-013 The undersigned Trustee disclaims 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. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: Date: 1/6/2010 Western Progressive, LLC, as Trustee c/o 18377 Beach Blvd., Suite 210 Huntington Beach, California 92648 Automated Sale Information Line: (714) 730-2727 www.lpsasap.com For Non- Automated Sale Information, call: (866) 960-8299 Robin Pape, Trustee Sale Assistant ASAP# 3400751 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1238011-02 APN: 037- 410023 TRA: LOAN NO: Xxxxxx6020 REF: Medina, David IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED May 14, 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 11, 2010, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded June 01, 2007, as Inst. No. 20070159908-00 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 S Medina An Unmarried Man and Steven Salcedo 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: 1726 Fairhaven Court Oakley CA 94561 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $588,358.76. 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. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in civil code ‘a7 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to civil code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. the time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in civil code section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to civil code sections 2923.52. DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It 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; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55. Chase Home Finance LLC Name: Ann Thorn Title: First Vice President. 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 07, 2010. (R-287588 01/22/10, 01/- 29/10, 02/05/10) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 22, 29, February 5, 2010


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-247056-CL Order # 090104415-CA-DCI 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, 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): RAFAEL VALADEZ, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded: 3/- 16/2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0077537-00 in book --, page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/- 4/2010 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: $556,328.19 The purported property address is: 14 VERBENA CT OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 034- 490-025 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 Aurora Loan Services 10350 Park Meadows Dr. Littleton CO 80124. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 1/- 11/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.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 holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3405410 01/- 15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010

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: MONA SHIRK, A MARRIED WOMAN Recorded 5/23/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0150654-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 2/19/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 407 PINENUT STREET OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN #: 034-360-026 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $615,367.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. ETS Services, LLC Date: 1/27/2010 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Sunil Jayasinha, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3410840 01/- 29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-230143-C Loan No. 0359238779 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/15/2005. 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 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: FRANCES P. GAMBIRAZIO, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded 9/23/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0363463- 00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 2/5/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 361 CLOVE WAY OAKLEY, CA 94561-0000 APN #: 034-300- 036 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $441,684.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. ETS Services, LLC Date: 1/13/2010 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Sunil Jayasinha, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3395342 01/- 15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-229614-C Loan No. 0656722842 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/7/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or oth-

er common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: MORRIS O. WILLIAMS AND CARLA A. WILLIAMS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded 7/3/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0192314-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:2/16/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 12 LOWELL COURT OAKLEY, CA 94561 APN #: 033-340-022-4 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $449,971.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 1/12/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3395607 01/- 22/2010, 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 22, 29, February 5, 2010

P.O. BOX 60145 CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA 91716 For Sale Information: (714)7302727, www.fidelityasap.com or www. priorityposting.com TO NOTIFY TRUSTEE OF BANKRUPTCY FILINGS, PLEASE FAX FACE PAGE OF BANKRUPTCY PETITION TO (909) 397-3914 Betty Schwab , Trustee Sales Officer HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 3410985 01/22/2010, 01/- 29/2010, 02/05/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 22, 29, February 5, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0085862 Title Order No. 08-8316614 Investor/Insurer No. 144704345 APN No. 037-480- 048-0 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/03/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: MANRAJ KAUR, A MARRIED WOMAN, dated 08/03/- 2006 and recorded 08/11/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0255098-00, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/- 16/2010 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 PUFFIN 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 $468,199.17. 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: 11/- 09/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3403810 01/15/2010, 01/- 22/2010, 01/29/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-245242-ED Order # 090090909-CA-DCO 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): GLORIA E. HERNANDEZ AND JAVIER MARTOS Recorded: 11/- 30/2005 as Instrument No. 2005- 0460701-00 in book --, page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/- 11/2010 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: $465,066.19 The purported property address is: 117 MATISSE DR OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 033-430- 068-8 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 Washington Mutual Bank, FA 7301 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville FL 32256. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 1/- 11/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.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 holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3407222 01/- 22/2010, 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 22, 29, February 5. 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0065610 Title Order No. 08-8238937 Investor/Insurer No. APN No. 068-071-004-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/20/- 2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JEANETTE THOMAS, A SINGLE WOMAN, dated 12/20/2004 and recorded 01/07/05, as Instrument No. 2005- 0007310-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/19/2010 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: 505 KEAN AVENUE, ANTIOCH, CA, 945090000. 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 $242,052.96. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 09/- 24/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3414688 01/22/2010, 01/- 29/2010, 02/05/2010 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 22, 29, February 5, 2010

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: 05/- 28/2009 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# 3399439 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-230466-C Loan No. 0359512963 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/7/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 74-35322-3 Title Order No.090661740 APN 034-520-001 The mortgage loan servicer has obtained a final order of exemption pursuant to CA CIV. CODE 2923.53 that is current and valid as of the date that the Notice of Trustee’s Sale was filed or given. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 01/02/2008. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 02/11/2010 at 10:00AM, HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 01/08/2008, as Instrument 20080004037-00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: CHRISTOPHER J. VALLIERE AND MARSHA CHAVARRIA VALLIERE, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, MERS as Beneficiary and HSBC MORTGAGE CORPORATION (USA) as Lender (Original Lender) and HSBC NY, as current Servicer/Lender, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREET), MARTINEZ, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5670 DAFFODIL DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA. 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, 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: $494,848.13 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. CONDITION OF SALE: The successful bidder will be required to pay county documentary transfer tax, any city tax, and any other applicable taxes or fees (including, but not limited to, the fee for recording Preliminary Change of Ownership report) to the auctioneer at the time 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. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 01/12/10 HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-229362-C Loan No. 0307712322 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/27/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: Fernando Diaz, a married man Recorded 7/12/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0219295-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:2/5/2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 2089 OAKRIDGE LN PITTSBURG, CA 94565 APN #: 088-373-022 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $513,526.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 1/8/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3379629 01/- 15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0023803 Title Order No. 09-8-075741 Investor/Insurer No. 138893719 APN No. 037-480- 098-5 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/21/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N. A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JO ANN AITMON, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 11/21/2006 and recorded 11/29/- 06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0380597-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/16/2010 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: 20 SANDHILL CRANE CT, OAKLEY, CA, 945611811. 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 $534,922.80. 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20090159910516 Title Order No.: 090727867 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/05/- 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. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 03/09/- 2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0070569-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: CORRY G BRYANT, 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: 02/18/2010 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: 4687 LA VISTA DRIVE, OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA 94561 APN#: 041-240-031 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 $372,359.11. 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 Authorized Agent Dated: 01/23/2010 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 750019013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 3421052 01/29/2010, 02/- 05/2010, 02/12/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: KEITH HENRI SALVADO LICARDO, 2312 MAHO BAY CIRCLE, PITTSBURG, CA 94565 Prepared by: DENISE FAMILY LAW AND DIVORCE DOCUMENT ASSISTANCE, 1215 PINE ST., MARTINEZ, CA 94553 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: KEITH HENRI SALVADO LICARDO FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-2054 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: KEITH HENRI SALVADO LICARDO filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. KEITH HENRI SALVADO LICARDO to Proposed Name: KEITH HENRI SALVADO 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 2/16/09 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: December 22, 2009 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-277354-TC Order # 090307508-CA-GTO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/3/2007. 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): FRANCESA MENDOZA TOLIAO AND EDISON M TOLIAO, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 4/6/2007 as Instrument No. 2007- 0100602-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/- 18/2010 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: $374,865.39 The purported property address is: 37 GRAND CANYON CIR OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 033-420075 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to OneWest Bank, FSB 2900 Esperanza Crossing Austin TX 78758 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 1/27/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: (877) 908- 4357 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3398265 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: Jnauary 29, February 5, 12, 2010

of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 02/11/- 2010 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: 2105 MARK TWAIN DRIVE, ANTIOCH, CALIFORNIA 94531 APN#: 055- 160-002 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 $615,182.35. 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 Authorized Agent Dated: 01/19/2010 ASAP# 3414618 01/- 22/2010, 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010 Antioch Press No. 061617 Publish Dates: January 22, 29, February 5, 2010

chaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 1/- 19/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.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 holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3417054 01/- 29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010

es 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): MARVI YAMSUAN, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 7/31/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0240269-00 in book XXX, page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/4/2010 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: $504,386.01 The purported property address is: 11 BRAMANTE CT OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037- 510-008 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 Aurora Loan Services 10350 Park Meadows Dr. Littleton CO 80124 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has 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: 1/14/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.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 holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3386561 01/- 15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010

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 Litton Loan Servicing LP 4828 Loop Central Drive Houston TX 77081 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has 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: 1/15/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: (800) 247- 9727 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 holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3388130 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 22, 29, February 5, 2010

division (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: 1/20/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714- 730-2727 or Login to: www. fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: (877) 908- 4357 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3418703 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010

exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3400098 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0059772 Title Order No. 09-8178103 Investor/Insurer No. 412422107 APN No. 035-563- 011-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/17/2007. 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: BARNEY J SANFORD AND DOROTHY A SANFORD, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 01/17/2007 and recorded 01/24/07, as Instrument No. 2007-0022607- 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/- 16/2010 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: 4543 ALDER DRIVE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $334,683.69. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/- 09/2009 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# 3399235 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000183-00 The name of the business (es): iYogurt Located at: 6560 Lone Tree Way, #B In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Mailing: 4 Crested Oak Court, San Ramon, CA 94583 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): MSAFROYO Corporation, 4 Crested Oak Court, San Ramon, CA 94583 This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Michelle Lam This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 8, 2010 By: Dancia Cox, Deputy Expires: January 8, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000037-00 The name of the business (es): Goals for Autism, Inc. Located at: 2104 Lost Lake Place In: Martinez, CA 94553 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Goals for Autism, Inc., 2104 Lost Lake Place, Martinez, CA 94553 This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/1/10. Signature of registrant: Adryon Ketcham, Owner, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 5, 2010 By: Marilyn A. Myers, Deputy Expires: January 5, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No.: 20090159903958 Title Order No.: 090146248 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/02/- 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. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 10/18/- 2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0329446-00 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: FREDA PARKS, 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-294879-AB Order # 090463504-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/16/2007. 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): HAURI R SETIAWAN AND KATHLEEN A SETIAWAN , HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 2/22/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0052510-00 in book --, page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/- 18/2010 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: $571,725.10 The purported property address is: 112 CELSIA WAY OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 034-490- 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, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Bank of the West 13505 California Street Attn: Foreclosure Department Omaha NE 68154. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Pur-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0051941 Title Order No. 08-8194850 Investor/Insurer No. 098063943 APN No. 037-470- 048-0 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/06/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: ERICK A MOLINA, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 02/06/2006 and recorded 02/16/- 06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0050109-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/19/2010 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: 5005 MONTEVINO WAY, OAKLEY, CA, 945613979. 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 $652,585.54. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/- 24/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW-88 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3411454 01/22/2010, 01/- 29/2010, 02/05/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 22, 29, February 5, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-319694-CL Order # 228752 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/19/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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, charg-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-319882-BL Order # 090720887-CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/13/2006. 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. 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): MARCUS A. SABADO AND MICHELE M. SABADO , HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 4/20/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0122834- 00 in book --, page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/- 11/2010 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: $415,625.80 The purported property address is: 4314 Sequoia Dr Oakley, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 035- 553-012 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-315336-TC Order # 090673882-CA-DCI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/26/2006. 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): PAULA C. STEAD, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 10/3/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0312999-00 in book --, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/19/2010 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: $386,092.44 The purported property address is: 234 OAK VIEW LANE OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 033-313-023 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to OneWest Bank, FSB 2900 Esperanza Crossing Austin TX 78758 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in sub-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-315250-BL Order # 090672970-CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/12/2007. 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. 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): KEELA PAGE, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 4/19/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0115352-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/- 4/2010 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: $590,509.86 The purported property address is: 27 Puffin Circle Oakley, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. 037-480-009 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 Litton Loan Servicing LP 4828 Loop Central Drive Houston TX 77081. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 1/- 5/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-7302727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: (800) 247- 9727 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


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 09-04983-6 CA Loan No. 0031136831 Title Order No. 090509739-CA-DCI APN 018-490-011 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED April 27, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On February 24, 2010, at 10:00 AM, at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA, Power Default Services, Inc., as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on May 10, 2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0147288- 00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CA , executed by: RODERICK Q. BALINGIT AND MARY ANNE V. BALINGIT, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2940 SIMBA PL, BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee- s Sale is estimated to be $713,880.57 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary- s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier- s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee- s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: January 25, 2010 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., Trustee By: Fidelity National Title Company, its agent _17592 E. 17th Street, Suite 300, Tustin, CA 92780, 714508- 5100 By: Juan Enriquez Authorized Signature The mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.52(c) declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent has obtained an exemption from the state regulator that is current and valid and the additional 90 day period does not apply. This loan servicer has implemented a comprehensive loan modification program that meets the requirements of civil code section California Civil Code 2923.53. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in Civil Code 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52. Fidelity National Title Company, as Agent for the mortgage loan servicer as defined under California Civil Code section 2923.53 (k)(3) By: Juan Enriquez Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www. lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714259-7850 ASAP# 3423724 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010

and recorded 09/02/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0335137-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/16/2010 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: 5328 SUNRISE MEADOWS 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. 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 $284,587.17. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 07/- 18/2009 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# 3400644 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publsih Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010 ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Section 21700-21716 of the Business & Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Penal Code and previsions of the Civil Code. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on the 10th DAY OF FEBRUARY 2010, TIME 1:00PM on the premises where said property has been stored and which are located at TownCentre Self Storage, 345 Town Centre Terrace, Brentwood, Ca, 94513 County of Contra Costa, State of California, the following: A-128 WILL WALKER A-143 PHILLIP MOSS A-151 GLENN & MITZI ALLEN A-211 MICHELE STOVER A-236 PHILLIP J. MOSS A-280 JEFF JUAREZ B-323 DAVID BENTANCOURT B-463 HEATHER H ADLER/JULI POLOWAY D-732 HEATHER H ADLER/JULI POLOWAY D-809 ALEX WADE D-852 HEATHER H ADLER/JULI POLOWAY E-1049 SHANNON HENLEY E-1062 LETICIA JIMENEZ E-1086 HEATHER PIERCE E-1087 HEATHER PIERCE E-1309 STACEY MADRID Property to be sold described as boxes (contents unknown), totes (contents unknown), bags (contents unknown), ladder, garden tools, pump sprayer, animal carrier, small tables, skill saw, space heater, couch, coffee tables, dining tables, assorted chairs, electric key board, ottoman, t.v.’s, dressers, misc. baby items, ice chest, piano, bed set, and hoist, microwave, shelves, stool, radio, fishing accessories, barbeque grill, speaker, golf bag, entertainment center, hand saw, sledge hammer, Christmas wreath, extensions card, music records picture frames, vintage safe. etPurchases must be paid for at the time of purchases in cash only. All purchased items sold as is where is and must be removed at the time of sale. Sale subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party.Dated this 22nd day of January and the 29th on January 2010Forrest O’Brian Ca Bond #:00104533207P O Box #66Bethel Island CA 94511TOWNCENTRE SELF STORAGE 925-634-7779Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: January 22, 29, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0142671 Title Order No. 09-8-430399 Investor/- Insurer No. 1706323492 APN No. 034-510-002-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/15/2008. 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: RONALD M MARTINEZ, SHARON L MARTINEZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE, dated 02/15/2008 and recorded 02/20/08, as Instrument No. 2008-0034763-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/26/2010 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: 145 CORAL BELL 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 $412,003.08. 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/- 07/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3420551 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010

er charges: $1,248,570.03(estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 690 GARLAND WAY BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 APN Number: 019-171-020 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. DATE: 01-15-2010 DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55.CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 730-2727 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573- 1965 or www.priorityposting. com Deborah Brignac CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3414651 01/22/- 2010, 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 22, 29, February 5, 2010 ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Section 21700-21716 of the Business & Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Penal Code and previsions of the Civil Code. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on the 10th DAY of FEBRUARY 2009, TIME 10:00AM on the premises where said property has been stored and which are located at Premier Self Storage, 2150 Main Street, Oakley, Ca., 94561 County of Contra Costa, State of California, the following: A-113 CHRISTINA LOYOLA CABRAL A-222 CHRISTINA JOHNSON A-291 RAQUEL PADILLA A-295 MAURINE GONZALES B-410 MAURINE GONZALES B-433 JANE CERVANTEZ B-556 RICHARD BOSCH B-563 RODNEY GOMEZ C-670 SEAN COUNCELL D-739 MAURINE GONZALES Property to be sold described as boxes (contents unknown), totes (contents unknown), child’s bike, garbage bas (contents unknown), hand truck/dolly, refrigerator, guitar, children’s toys, chairs, treadmill exercise machine, bed set, sofa, lamps, iron frame tables with glass, sofa, love seat, hutch, dressers, entertainment center, shop vac, wicker furniture, armoire, mini refrigerator, DVD player, golf clubs, microwave. Mini Ninja Racing bike and more… Purchases must be paid for at the time of purchases in cash only. All purchased items sold as is where is and must be removed at the time of sale. Sale subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. Dated this 22nd and 29th day of January 2010. Forrest O’Brian Ca, Bond#:00104533207 P O Box #66, Bethel Island CA 94511 PREMIER SELF STORAGE 925-679-8877 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 22, 29, 2010 ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Section 21700-21716 of the Business & Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Penal Code and previsions of the Civil Code. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on the 10th DAY OF FEBRUARY 2010, TIME 1:30PM on the premises where said property has been stored and which are located at Diablo Mini Storage, 6285 Brentwood blvd, Brentwood, Ca. 94513 County of Contra Costa, State of California, the following: RV-14 MAURICE VEAL Property to be sold described as 1988 ESCAP 5TH wheel trailer in great condition. Purchases must be paid for at the time of purchases in cash only. All purchased items sold as is where is and must be removed at the time of sale. Sale subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. Dated this 22TH of JANUARY and JANUARY 29TH 2010. Forrest O’Brian Ca, Bond #:00104533207 PO Box #66 Bethel Island Ca 94511 DIABLO MINI STORAGE 925-634-7779 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 22, 29, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0066067 Title Order No. 09-8193286 Investor/Insurer No. 147503651 APN No. 041-300- 024-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/16/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE 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: BENJAMIN ZARATE, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 11/16/2006 and recorded 11/29/06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0380443-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/16/2010 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: 2086 TRUMAN LANE, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. 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 $526,831.92. 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: 08/- 21/2009 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# 3399134 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1238546-15 APN: 098- 491-034 TRA: 79003 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx9893 REF: Duarte, Santiago IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED October 18, 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 11, 2010, at 1:30pm, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded October 29, 2007, as Inst. No. 2007-301828 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, executed by: Santiago R Duarte and Juana R Duarte, Husband And Wife, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’ s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the court street entrance to the county courthouse, 725 Court Street Martinez, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 242 Azores Court Bay Point CA 94565 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $412,026.95. 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. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in civil code ‘a7 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to civil code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. the time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in civil code section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to civil code sections 2923.52. Declaration Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54. Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 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 this Notice of Sale is filed. (2) The timeframe for giving notice of sale as specified in subdivision (a) of section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 The undersigned loan services authorizes Cal-Western REconveyance Corporation to execute the Notice of Sale on its behalf containing or attaching the above declaration required by California Civil Code Section 2923.54 regarding its exemption from California Civil Code Section 2923.52 CitiMortgage, Inc By: Aaron Menro Title: VP 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 08, 2010. (R-287863 01/22/10, 01/29/10, 02/05/10) Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 22, 29, February 5, 2010

veyed 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: 22 ESCHER CIRCLE, OAKLEY, CA, 945612017. 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 $632,130.71. 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/- 16/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3420692 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010, 02/12/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 29, February 5, 12, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-229313-C Loan No. 0306030898 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/18/1997. 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: MOISES H ZENDEJAS AND CONNIE ZENDEJAS, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded 12/26/1997 as Instrument No. 97- 0251434-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:2/16/ 2010 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 3259 WILLIAM WAY PITTSBURG, CA 94565 APN #: 087-041-008 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $93,994.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 1/12/2010 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504- 3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3395611 01/- 22/2010, 01/29/2010, 02/05/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 22, 29, February 5, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000401-00 The name of the business (es): L & S ATM Located at: 1700 Botelho Drive, #408 In: Walnut Creek, CA 94596 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Youngdae Kim, 1700 Botelho Drive, #408, Walnut Creek, CA 94596. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Youngdae Kim This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 19, 2010 By: Marilyn A. Myers, Deputy Expires: January 19, 2015 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0016331 Title Order No. 09-8056074 Investor/Insurer No. 1700065549 APN No. 037- 280-079-7 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/29/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N. A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JOHN L TROWBRIDGE AND CHRISTINE H TROWBRIDGE, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS., dated 08/29/2005

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 235841CA Loan No. 0697861946 Title Order No. 602131075 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 04-03-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 0211- 2010 at 10:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 04-142006, Book , Page , Instrument 20060117112- 00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California, executed by: KENDAL D MASON, A SINGLE MAN, as Trustor, LONG BEACH MORTGAGE COMPANY, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE COURT ST. ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREETS) , MARTINEZ, CA Legal Description: LOT 23, SUBDIVISION 6848 ‘’APPLE HILL UNIT NO. 1’’, FILED MARCH 28, 1990 IN MAP BOOK 343 AT PAGE 30, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECORDS. EXCEPTING THEREFROM: ALL OIL, GAS, HYDROCARBONS AND MINERAL RIGHTS BELOW A DEPTH OF 500 FEET FROM THE SURFACE THEREOF, BUT WITH NO RIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY, AS RESERVED IN THE FOLLOWING INSTRUMENTS RECORDED: A) APRIL 22, 1969, IN BOOK 5858, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 538; B) APRIL 22, 1969, IN BOOK 5858, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 544 C) APRIL 22, 1969, IN BOOK 5858, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 548; D) OCTOBER 7, 1976, IN BOOK 8045, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 63; E) OCTOBER 7, 1976, IN BOOK 8045, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 66; AND F) OCTOBER 7, 1976, IN BOOK 8045, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 71 Amount of unpaid balance and oth-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0063931 Title Order No. 09-8186467 Investor/Insurer No. 102083976 APN No. 033-430- 089-4 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: BRIAN K UNG AND SOPHINY H UNG, HUSBAND AND WIFE, dated 11/- 08/2005 and recorded 11/23/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0453447- 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/- 16/2010 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: 1103 DONATELLO 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 $471,884.41. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/- 13/2009 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# 3399457 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 15, 22, 29, 2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0154115 Title Order No. 09-8468103 Investor/Insurer No. 142736424 APN No. 037-520- 013-6 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: ZEB ALAM, dated 11/22/2006 and recorded 11/30/- 06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0383169-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/26/2010 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 con-


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ENTERTAINMENT OUT & ABOUT IN EAST COUNTY

Music Friday, Jan. 29 Delta Jazz Duo The Delta Jazz Duo performs from 6:308:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturday at Scotty’s (formerly Shutters Brasserie), a French-American restaurant at Sunset Road and Elkins Way in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-516-4131 or visit shutterbrasserie.com or deltajazztrio.com.

Thursday, Feb. 4 Bowling Karaoke Superstar Contest Harvest Park Bowl of Brentwood hosts the International Bowling Karaoke Superstar Contest, one of the largest and most exciting karaoke competitions in the United States. Competitions are held every Thursday at 9:30 p.m. and conclude in the month of May. For more information, call 925-516-1221.

Friday, Feb. 5 Guitar Hero Tournament Diablo Vista Elementary School in Antioch hosts a Guitar Hero tournament from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets are available Monday, Feb. 1-Friday, Feb. 5 for $5; $7 at the

door. Look for the after-school ticket booth. For tickets and more information, call Val at 925-382-5608.

Wednesday, Feb. 10 ‘In The Mood’ Enjoy this ’40s Swing Musical at the El Campanil Theatre in Antioch. Showtimes are 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $32 for orchestra and loge level; $25 for opera level. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information, visit www. elcampaniltheatre.com or call 925-7579500.

Saturday, Feb. 13 Cupid Concert St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., presents The Cupid Concert at 7:30 p.m., featuring the Rodgers Trillium Masterpiece 985 organ and a soprano soloist. A dessert reception follows. Admission is free, but a free-will offering will be taken. For more information, call 925-778-0768.

Shows Friday, Jan. 29 ‘Disneywood’ The Liberty High School Choir Club performs “Disneywood” in Liberty’s Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6. For more information, call 925-382-4979 or email harleigh.ford@yahoo.com.

To list an event, e-mail information to calendar@brentwoodpress.com one week prior to publication. Post events anytime at www.thepress.net. Friday, Jan. 29 to Sunday, Jan. 31 ‘Forever Plaid’

Wednesday, Feb. 3 Centennial Quilt Show

Antioch’s Hapgood Theatre Company presents its first-ever musical, the story of four young singers killed in a car crash in the ’50s on the way to their first big concert, and now miraculously revived for a chance to perform the show that never was. For showtimes and tickets, visit www. hapgoodtheatre.org.

The Antioch Historical Society Museum hosts a Centennial Quilt Show. Participants should bring quilts that represent the early 1900s for display in the auditorium. Bring your quilts Saturday, Jan. 30 between 1 and 4 p.m. For more information, call 925-7572409 or 925-757-5353.

Photographers Going Places Saturday, Jan. 30 Yisehak Sellassie The Weber Gallery and MCM Framing present the paintings of local artist Yisehak Sellassie through Friday, Feb. 12. The gallery is located at 700 Harvest Park Drive in Brentwood. For more information, call 925634-7742 or 925-516-9266.

Comedy Night Cocktail Show Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill in Brentwood hosts a sensational comedy show featuring four funny guys. Tickets are $15; doors open at 8 p.m. Showtime is 9 p.m. To make reservations, call 925-634-1025.

Sunday, Jan. 31 ‘The King and I” The Last Sunday of the Month Film Series at the El Campanil Theatre in Antioch features a screening of “The King and I” at 2 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults; $5 for seniors and youth. For more information, visit www. elcampaniltheatre.com or call 925-757-9500.

The Los Medanos College Art Gallery presents the work of four Bay Area photographers who have taken their passion on the road. An artists’ reception is scheduled from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The exhibit runs through Thursday, March 4. For more information, call 925-439-2181, ext. 3463.

Sunday, Feb. 7 ‘Madama Butterfly’ The El Campanil Theatre in Antioch hosts the San Francisco Opera’s performance of “Madama Butterfly” as part of the Grand Opera Cinema Series. All seats are $10; showtime is 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.elcampaniltheatre.com or call 925-757-9500.


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CALENDAR LOCAL EVENTS & SERVICE CLUBS

Events Friday, Jan. 29 Shoes for Haiti Sports Chalet in the Slatten Ranch Shopping Center teams up with Delta Vista Middle School in Oakley for a gently-used shoe drive to help the people of Haiti. Please bring your shoes to either facility by Sunday, Jan. 31.

Texas Hold ’em Night Soroptimist International of the Delta presents Texas Hold ’em Night at the Brentwood Senior Activity Center, 193 Griffith Lane. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; gaming begins at 6:30. Player tickets are $50. To reserve a seat, call Lynn at 925-634-4913 or Treva at 925-516-2739.

American Girl Book Club Calling all girls 7 and up to Barnes & Noble in the Slatten Ranch Shopping Center at 7 p.m. for the American Girl Doll Book Club meeting. You’ll discuss an American Girl book and make crafts to take home. For more information, e-mail llkennealy@yahoo.com.

Military Families & Friends Meet and Greet The casual get together, featuring a lasagna dinner, takes place from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Community Presbyterian Church in Pittsburg. The event is made possible by the nonprofit Antioch Military Families & Friends. For more information, call Josie at 925-642-7537 or visit www.antiochmilitary.com.

Saturday, Jan. 30 2010 Chamber Awards Dinner The Brentwood Chamber of Commerce invites you to its annual awards dinner honoring Press Editor Rick Lemyre as 2010 Citizen of the Year, and Harvest Park Bowl, the 2009 Business of the Year. The event runs from 6:30-9 p.m. Reservations are required. For more information, call 925634-3344.

Marvelous Manzanitas Hike the Lower Chaparral Trail at Black Diamond Mines in Antioch and see one of our early bloomers and most attractive shrubs, the manzanita, from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. No reservations are required. For more information, visit www.ebparks.org.

Spaghetti Feed Fabulous Feet dance studio hosts a community fundraising spaghetti feed, silent auction and entertainment event at Resurrection Ministries in Brentwood at 5 p.m. For more information, call Debbie at 925-989-5626.

East Bay Baseball Academy Celebrate the grand opening of the East Bay Baseball Academy from 11 a.m.-3 p.m at 1315 Main St. in Oakley. Opening Day events include all-day, free batting cages, a hitting and pitching clinic, contest and games, $1.50 sundaes and food. Meet A’s middle infielder Aaron Miles. For more information, visit www.ebbaseballacademy.com.

Agape Clothing Closet The nonprofit Closet, a division of Faith Seed Ministries, helps provide quality, preowned clothing to those in need. Located at 1251 California Ave. in Pittsburg, its hours of operation are Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call 439-2972.

Monday, Feb. 1 Facing Foreclosure? How To Refinance Get free help negotiating loan modifica-

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tions and mitigating the damage that foreclosure can do to your financial future. The Community Housing Development Corporation offers this event at 7 p.m. in the Antioch Library. For more information, call Alyson at 925-757-9224.

Thursday, Feb. 4 Exploring Central Baja

Nor Cal 18U Fast Pitch Softball Nor Cal has won its last four tournaments and is looking to replace a few players who are now too old to play in the league. For more information on tryout dates for the 2010 summer team, call 925-584-5979 or email dan9gom@aol.com.

Opportunity Junction

REI in Brentwood presents Vicki Smith, avid kayaker and former REI Adventures guide, who will share her experience and insight on outdoor adventures in central Baja’s natural and cultural wonders. The adventure starts at 7 p.m. For more information on this free presentation, call 925-516-3540.

The Junction’s classes offer job training and placement information, English as a second language, plus free and low-cost job training workshops in many East County cities. For more information, call 925-776-1133 or visit www.opportunityjunction.org.

Sign-ups

Those who earned less than $52,000 in 2009 can get their taxes prepared through the Earn It! Keep It! Save It! free income tax assistance program conducted at the Brentwood Senior Center, 195 Griffith Lane (925-516-5444) or East Bay Works Career Center, 281 Pine St. in Brentwood (925- 634-2195). For more information, visit www.earnitkeepitsaveit.org.

Deer Valley Crab Feed The Deer Valley High School Band and Auxiliary crab feed and tri-tip dinner is held Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Antioch Fairgrounds. Doors open at 6 p.m.; dinner is served at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45 and will not be sold at the door. RSVP by Friday, Jan. 29. For tickets, call 925-756-6788.

Delta Baseball and Softball League Sign-ups for both teams are held Saturday Jan. 30 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Antioch Indoor Sports Center, 1210 Sunset Drive. Bring proof of age. The fee ranges from $105$200. For more information, call Mike at 925754-6622 or e-mail mfurnary@eccta.org.

Do-It-Yourself Tax Assistance If you made $52,000 or less in 2009, Opportunity Junction in Antioch helps you e-file your taxes for free on Friday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 30 at 10 a.m.; and Sunday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. For more information or to sign up, visit, www.opportunityjunction. org/taxes.

Delta Valley Wolfpack Football and Cheer Early registration runs Saturday, Feb. 13 from noon-2 p.m. at Mountain Mike’s Pizza, 3710 Lone Tree Way in Antioch. Register early for a discounted fee. The cost is $275 for football and cheer, uniform included. For more information, call 925-754-8668.

East County Idol Applications are being accepted for the East County Idol competition. Auditions are held Saturdays, Feb. 27 and March 6 at Somersville Town Center. Applicants must be high school students residing in East County. For applications, stop by the Somersville Town Center information desk, visit www.antiochmusic. org or call Walter at 925-756-7628.

Trinity Titans Basketball The Brentwood-based Trinity Titans team for boys 11-13 is conducting two final tryouts. For dates, times and locations, call coach Mike at 925-392-3835 or e-mail coachmikek@gmail.com.

Free Tax Help

On the Horizon Book Sale Browse through the Antioch Library’s selection of thousands of gently used books, videos and audio books on sale for $1 or less. The sale is held Friday, Feb. 5 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 6 from noon-5 p.m. For more information, call 925-757-9224.

Crab Feed The Delta Valley Wolfpack hosts its inaugural crab feed, featuring raffles and music, on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. in Pocohantas Hall, 1403 Main St. in Oakley. Admission is $40; $45 at the door. For more information, call 925-754-8668.

Athletic Boosters Crab Feed The Liberty High Athletic Boosters Club holds its inaugural crab feed on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 6-11 p.m. at Veterans Hall in Brentwood. Tickets are $35. For more information, call Lynn at 925-852-9213.

Barbecue King Cook-off The ninth annual BBQ King Cook-off is held Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7 from 1-3 p.m. at Harvest Park Bowling Center in Brentwood. All proceeds go to PAL (the Brentwood Police Activities League) and East Contra Costa Historical Society. For more information, call 925-516-1221 or 925-634-1441.

Liberty Career & AP Open House Find out about Liberty’s academies and AP program, meet teachers by department and listen to speakers from businesses and industries. The event takes place Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 6-8:30 p.m. For more information, call 925-634-3521, ext. 5217.

Brentwood Blood Drive

The Blast is looking for a few players to fill out its 2010 tournament roster. For tryout information, e-mail Bob at r8erfans@sbcglobal.net.

The American Red Cross holds a blood drive Thursday, Feb. 11 from 1-7 p.m. at Golden Hills Community Church’s multi-purpose room, 2401 Shady Willow Lane. Call 800448-3543 or visit www.helpsavealife.org to schedule an appointment. Enter a drawing for a 50-inch plasma TV or a one-night stay at the Inn by the Lake in South Lake Tahoe.

Running and Walking Clubs

Valentine’s Dinner/Dance

The Delta Family YMCA has formed walking and running clubs. Participants meet at the Y for meeting updates and walking/running assignments. Prize incentives are offered to those who accomplish club goals. For more information, call 925-692-2323.

Lone Tree Golf and Event Center in Antioch hosts a Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance/ Fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50. To purchase tickets and for sponsorship information, call Fran at 925513-4515.

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