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Vol. 7, No. 5

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Residents discuss policing options

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January 30, 2009

THIS WEEK

Peaceful protest

Readers get Capitol idea

Frigid temperatures didn’t deter several locals from hanging out at a certain mall in D.C. to witness a historic event.

by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer Residents from Discovery Bay’s P-6 districts met Saturday night at Timber Point Elementary School to discuss plans, options and alternatives to the county sheriff’s proposed plan for allocating more than $500,000 of the district’s dollars toward enhanced police protection. The P-6 tax is an assessment paid by property owners in Discovery Bay West in addition to their regular property taxes. The purpose of the charge is to provide enhanced police services to unincorporated areas throughout the county. For Duane Steele, who has been paying into the P-6 fund for years without fully understanding its purpose, the neighborhood meeting was an eye-opener. “The P-6 tax was something that just popped up on the tax roll but I didn’t really know what it was for,” said Steele, who has lived in the Lakeshore development since 2003. “But now we’ve got a tax that we’re aware of and we need to get some accountability.

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esidents Tony Steller, left, and Roger Reizenstein exercised their constitutional rights last weekend on the corner of Discovery Bay Boulevard and Sand Point Road. Residents came out to show their opposition to the proposed membership dues by the Discovery Bay Property Owners Association. An election earlier this month failed to produce a quorum of ballots, and the vote has been extended to March 9.

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There were a lot of passionate people (at the meeting) and we had some great discussion. I think our collective voices coming together will make the difference.” The sheriff’s proposal includes hiring two new resident deputies, a crime prevention

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Regatta Park has been earmarked for improvements, along with other Discovery Bay recreation sites, thanks to a $110,000 county mitigation fund.

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specialist, new patrol car and public surveillance cameras. As always, the devil is in the details, and residents remain unclear as to how or where see Policing page 18A

County fund gives parks major boost

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A new system for reporting non-emergency crimes will save citizens time and help keep cops on the beat.

A handful of Discovery Bay parks are about to benefit in a big way from a little-known county mitigation fund. The CSD Board agreed in a unanimous vote last week to begin allocating dollars for improvements from the Park Dedication Funds Trust, an account comprised of fees collected by the county from the construction of single-family homes built between 1990 and 2007. The fund allows for recreation-oriented improvements within the community from which the fees were derived. To date, Discovery Bay will receive $110,000 from the fund. Working from a previously compiled wish list of park im-

provements, Director David Piepho made the motion during last week’s regular CSD meeting to approve work on four of the eight proposed projects. The four items would include new bocce ball courts and a park bench at Cornell Park, and spring toys to both the Roberta Fuss Tot Lot and Regatta Park. The combined cost of those improvements comes to approximately $12,000. The remaining $98,000, said Piepho, can be allocated at a later date. “Let’s just do it and get things going,” he said. “Let’s fix the items we know we can first.” But some residents disagreed. “Why not use (all of) the money for Regatta Park?” asked resident see Parks page 18A

Liberty Lion wrestlers shone in their showing at a recent meet in Sacramento.

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Police services meeting Residents of Discovery Bay are invited to attend a town hall meeting to discuss and gather input concerning the enhanced police services districts, or P6 Zones. The meeting will be held Tuesday,

Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. in Timber Point Elementary School, 40 Newbury Lane. CSD Director Dave Dove will moderate the proceedings. For more information, call the town offices at 925-634-1131.

Warming winter’s chill Contra Costa Self Help Foundation will be distributing coats to families in need on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Martin Luther King Children’s Center, 950 El Pueblo Ave. in Pittsburg. Parents must bring a birth certificate for each child for whom they are receiving a coat. There is a limit of one coat per person. More than 4,000 coats, new and

used, are available for all ages. Sponsoring the coat distribution are One Warm Coat, REI, Cookies by Design, Prince Realtors of Discovery Bay, Society of St. Vincent DePaul and Martin Luther King Children’s Center. For more information, call the Contra Costa Self Help Foundation Inc. at 925-848-6551.

The fairest of them all

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erched high on a wire over Highway 4 near Discovery Bay, Hank the Hawk watches commuters wing their way to work with a flexibility that human rubberneckers can’t come close to imitating.

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Huge Price Reduction! New Price at $849,000 gets it all! Now includes home on 3.5 acres, barn, plus approved conditional sub-division map by city of Oakley for two 1 acre parcels to be split off. Almost 1200 sf of living space, featuring 3 over sized bdrms. and 2 ba. Priced at $849,000

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This 5 bdrm., 3.5 bath, 3,148 sq ft home will not last. This bank owned property has tile floors through most of the lower level, corian kitchen counters w/ choice of 2nd master, teen suite, or bonus room upstairs. Custom tinted windows. Great commute location, and close to shopping. Reduced to $324,900

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The 2009 Contra Costa County Fair is right around the corner, and lovely, poised and energetic Contra Costa women are asking themselves, “Do I have what it takes to be the 2009 Contra Costa County Fair Queen?” The Fair Queen reigns over the fair’s events from May 28 through 31 and makes special appearances at many community events. The Fair Queen competition isn’t a pageant; it’s a panel interview pro-

cess to determine which applicant will best represent the youth of the county. The competition is open to women between the ages of 18 and 25 who live in Contra Costa County and are not married. The Fair Queen will win cash and have lots of fun. Call 925-757-4400 or e-mail info@ccfair.org to receive an application. The deadline for applications is Monday, March 30. Queen interviews and selection will take place on Thursday, April 2.


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Local authors to share Dust off your purple published works, advice Name a writer from the Bay Area who has published a novel in the past five years. Name one from Contra Costa County. Better yet, name one from far East County. If you’re stumped, Leonard Roudman can help. Each year Roudman, senior community library manager, brings a Bay Area author to the Brentwood Library to discuss the satisfaction and challenge of the writing process. This Tuesday, Feb. 3, not one but five authors will be in attendance for this year’s author program, and all come from the Delta area. “I don’t think many people realize how many authors there are who not only live in the Bay Area but live in this part of Contra Costa County,” said Roudman. “I try to get at least one author to come out to the library every year, but this year the flood gates just opened and several authors got in touch with me. More people are finding ways to get their work published.” The mission of the Brentwood Library is to promote literacy and encourage people to fall in love with reading again or for the first time. Roudman said part of that process is promoting writing, and an event like this is educational for novice writers looking for that first break as well as entertaining for the average literature fanatic. “It’s neat to hear the authors’ stories, but these talks are also encouraging for aspiring authors,” Roudman said. “I like to give local authors this fo-

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rum since so many people try their hand at writing these days and are interested in getting published. This event is to celebrate the successes of our local writers as well as provide encouragement to those who are still in the early stages of the writing process.” The featured authors come from various backgrounds and write for different genres, so attendees will be exposed to several perspectives on writing. Each author will give a 10-to-12 minute presentation, followed by a group question-and-answer session. The event will include presentations from Paul Cardoza, who got the idea for his crime novel “Take and Seek” after working as a fingerprint technician for the Contra Costa County’s sheriff office in the 1980s, while Susan Tikalsky will share a more personal story with “A Prayer Journal Through Mental Illness.” Brentwood Poet Laureate Diane Lando will be there to discuss her coming-of-age novel “The Bentwood Creek Chronicles,” and Mel Stolhand will discuss “Changing Seasons,” a novel about a girl growing up during World War II. Finally, local author and publisher Vicki Ward will give a presentation about her latest work in “Life’s Spices From Seasoned Sistahs: A Collection of Life Stories from Mature Women of Color.” The program will be held in the Blue Room at the Brentwood Community Center, 730 Third St. Presentations begin at 7 p.m. For more information, call 925-634-4101. Authors interested in participating in future author’s programs should e-mail Roudman at lroudman@ccclib.org.

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This year marks the 25th anniversary of Relay For Life, an event that raises money to prosecute the war on cancer. This year, Oakley will be hosting its inaugural Relay at Freedom High School on Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to Sunday, May 3 at 10 a.m. A Relay meeting will be held on Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Comfort Suites in Oakley. Teams are now forming, and volunteers and sponsors are needed. For more information, visit www. relayforlife.org/oakleyca. Brentwood’s fifth annual Relay for Life event will host its kickoff meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 3 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Nines Restaurant, 100 Summerset Drive in Brentwood. Participants will be introduced to a mini-relay event and learn about forming teams, volunteering and sponsorship opportunities. Teams can register at a discounted price. The Brentwood Relay For Life event will be held at Liberty High School on Saturday, June 13 from 9 a.m. to Sunday, June 14 at 9 a.m. The Brentwood evetn begins and ends one hour earlier this year due to potential heat and to accommodate the event’s survivors and caregivers. For more information regarding the Brentwood Relay For Life event, visit www.relayforlife.org/brentwoodca. You can register your team online, make a donation, volunteer and find out more about the American Cancer Society and the services it offers. The American Cancer Society offers a new volunteer program for California this year and Brentwood resident Wanda Zimmerman has been selected as Hero of Hope for the Greater Bay Area. Wanda is a breast cancer survivor and has been a committee member of the Brentwood Relay For Life since its inception. Wanda takes to heart the Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back theme used by the American Cancer Society. Helping to raise money, share the services offered and progress made in the fight against cancer. Join the fight today! See you at Relay For Life!

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Car thief makes weird trade-in by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer When Wendy Boatwright’s car was stolen out of her driveway late last week, the Brentwood resident figured her 1997 Mustang was gone for good. But in a classic case of truth being stranger than fiction, Boatwright’s car was indeed recovered – but not by local authorities. The rag top convertible was returned by the thief. “How funny is that?” asked Boatwright, who says she has no idea who the thief is. “Somebody steals my car and then decides it’s not good enough and returns it? That’s a first for me.” And a first for the Brentwood Police Department as well. When an officer arrived at Boatwright’s home to take her report, she admits to being flummoxed. “The officer looked at me and said, ‘I hope this isn’t a joke,’” said Boatwright. “And I thought, ‘What is he talking about?’ It turns out my car was parked on the backside of my house on a side street. The thief had taken it and then decided he didn’t want it, I guess, and brought it back.” Proving that even thieves can be thoughtful, the robber, who had snuck into Boatwright’s house the night before and kyped her key ring, removed the car key and left it on a rock in her driveway along with her emergency roadside kit, presumably after he brought back the car. But mystery doesn’t end there. While the officer was taking Boat-

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Wendy Boatwright’s 1996 Mustang convertible was stolen out of her driveway on Jan. 21, and then returned – by the thief – a few hours later when he exchanged it for her neighbor’s car. wright’s statement, her neighbor came over and said her car had been stolen, too. The officer initially thought it was just a coincidence that two cars had been stolen on the same street, but when the Toyota Camry was later recovered a few miles away, the suspect was found standing by the white Camry with Boatwright’s house keys in his pocket. Another case of silly criminals caught in the act? “Yes, this is definitely one of those stories,” said Sgt. Sergio Verbis. “We get those occasionally. But all’s well that ends well, and that’s how we like them.” The 28-year-old suspect was booked into the county jail in Martinez, where he

remains on two counts of grand theft, possession of stolen items and burglary. Why the thief returned her Ford and swapped it for the neighbor’s Toyota is likely to remain a secret, but as for Boatwright, she’s just happy to have her car back safe and sound. “I’m guessing that he liked the Camry better than my old Mustang,” said Boatwright of her 13-year-old car. “It is kind of beat up, there’s no stereo, the engine light goes on all the time, and top is taped and torn, so I guess he decided to dump it for something better. I didn’t know that thieves were so picky. But that’s OK. I’m just glad to have it back; it’s the only car I’ve got.”

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irst Class Petty Officer and Oakley resident Jimmy W. West is currently serving aboard the nuclear submarine USS Alexandria out of Groton, Conn. West serves as a Machinist Mate on the Alexandria, currently on a six-month deployment in the Mediterranean. West graduated from Deer Valley High School in 1999 and joined the Navy in November. After schooling, he served aboard the USS Parche until her decommissioning in Bremerton, Wash. From there, West taught nuclear protoschool to new Navy students and officers in upstate New York. He is the son of proud parents Jim West of Oakley and Karyn Carnes of Antioch.

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n Dec. 30, Brentwood resident and U.S. Army Sgt. George Jay, right, assigned to the 39th Military Police Detachment, 28th MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, took his oath of enlistment for four more years of service. The presiding officer was Brig. Gen. David Quantock, deputy commanding general of detainee operations, Multinational Forces – Iraq. Sgt. Jay serves on the general’s protective security detail.

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Members of the veterans’ support motorcycle group Patriot Sentinel Riders include, back row from left, Treasurer Andrew Nosanchuk, Adjutant Chuck Montgomery, Vice President Richard Lamb and President Larry Thomas; front row from left: Secretary Terry Andreasen and member Larry Boywitt.

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1031 WARNING Summit Accommodators 1031 Exchange filed for bankruptcy recently. Summit is an “accommodator” of 1031 exchanges. A 1031 is where a real estate investor exchanges one investment property for another, and if they follow the rules, their capital gains taxes are deferred. One of the rules is that the investor cannot take possession of the funds from the sale of the first property before they buy the second property. This means they have to hire another company who takes possession of their money on their behalf until the replacement property is purchased. We are talking about large sums of money, here. From hundreds of thousands, to possibly millions of dollars for some transactions. Most of these clients are just looking for somewhere “safe” to park their money in order to follow the 1031 rules. They are usually much more concerned with the return OF their money than the return ON their money. Therefore, many 1031 accommodators deposit their clients’ funds into bank accounts insured by the federal government (FDIC insured).

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Patriot Sentinel Riders: supporting veterans The Patriot Sentinel Riders is a group of military veterans and supporters who ride motorcycles in direct support of active and inactive military veterans and their families. The Riders attend any activity relating to veterans. Their most n o t e wo r t hy accomplishments include ongoing maintenance of the Mare Island Naval Cemetery, facilitating the U.S. Army’s adoption of the City of Antioch, implementing installation of the American flag and POW-MIA flag at the Antioch Marina Veterans Memorial, implementing procedures at the Antioch Post Office for flying the POW-MIA flag on certain holidays, and partnering with the City of Antioch in planning the Memorial Day ceremony and the first-ever Veterans Day parade. The group also visits veterans at area

veterans’ hospitals, and attend military funerals. Future plans include newspaper articles profiling veterans and preparing fundraisers to respond to the needs of veterans. The Patriot Sentinel Riders also support and attend other veteran clubs and organizations events. According to Delta Chapter President Larry “Gator” Thomas, “oftentimes we are mistaken or confused with the Patriot Guard, who primarily perform military escort and guard duty. Nonetheless, we are all veterans and our cause remains the same, which is to recognize and help, or assist, any and all military veterans and their families when and where needed, and respond accordingly.” Thomas said that those interested in joining the Patriot Sentinel Riders, and ride a motorcycle, should visit the Riders Web site at www.patsentriders.org, contact a current member for an application, or write to P.O. Box 4472, Antioch, CA 94531. Contributed by The Patriot Sentinel Riders. Updates on the organization’s efforts to support veterans will appear monthly in the Press.

The problem is that the 1031 accommodation industry doesn’t have much regulation or oversight, so these companies have some wide latitude as to where they deposit their clients’ money. It turns out that Summit was investing their clients’ funds into what turned out to be incredibly risky real estate development deals that went south. At this point I’m not sure if Summit was passing this idea off as being “safe” to their clients, or if their clients were just drawn to the promise of higher returns on their money and didn’t do their due diligence. Whichever it was, it’s a good lesson for the rest of us. Ask if your 1031 accommodator is depositing your funds into FDIC insured accounts. If not, that should send up some red flags. 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

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Dentists and doctors and agents, oh my! by Elysia Cook Correspondent Pulling teeth, designing buildings and going undercover represent a smattering of the career paths showcased on Jan. 15 at Heritage High School’s inaugural Career Fair. A cornucopia of career reps gave event attendees valuable insight into the world of work. “The intent of the Career Fair and our academies is to offer guidance to students who are interested in focusing their coursework, ultimately linking them to employment or college opportunities after high school,” said Environmental Science Academy Coordinator and Heritage teacher Spencer Holmes. The event featured an open forum and presentations by each job professional. During the forum, audience members got to meet the professionals and talk with them one-on-one. “It was great,” said Dr. Eric Mariotti, a plastic surgeon who owns a private practice in Concord. “The initial MPR (Multi-Purpose Room) walk-around fair was very informative for the students,” said Sarah Kaplan, Mariotti’s Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C). “Everyone and their parents had a lot of questions, mostly about the schooling involved.” Heritage junior Melany Del Carpio appreciated the “different fields of work and professionals who could talk to you

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Left, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Shawn Hughes hands out informational materials to Heritage juniors Olivia Williamson and Samantha Harris. Above, Melinda Ripley, a Chemical Engineering Processing Technology representative, talks to parent Celeste Bernard during the Career Fair’s open forum. about their careers. I would go again next year, because even though I don’t know what I want to be (when I’m older), I’d like to see the variety of different professions.” Attendees also took advantage of more in-depth presentations following the forum. Many of the presenters gave advice that pertained not just to their profession, but how to succeed anywhere in life. “If you don’t get into the school of your choice, don’t give up,” said Lance Crannell, who works for SDG Architects, Inc. “Get involved in college career academy programs over the summer. They allow you to really immerse yourself in what you want to do.” Bill Scanlon, an FBI agent based in San Francisco, shared some tips on how to gain an advantage in the workplace. “Knowing a

second language really helps,” he said. And for aspiring FBI agents, “Having a computer science degree is also a great advantage.” Career Fair coordinators hope to make the event a tradition. “For a first-time event, it was very successful,” said Engineering Technology Academy Coordinator Laurie Laprade. “It’d be nice to see it grow in the

sense of the number of represented fields each year, and maybe turn it into a college and career fair eventually. “The whole idea of the fair was so that the kids could understand that the classes they take in high school are a taste of what they’ll get in college – and eventually a career,” Laprade added.

Lend a hand to the band Heritage High School Band Director Steve Ernest is looking for donations of instruments for the school’s music program. The instruments must be in good condition. Due to the lack of funding as a result of state budget cuts, the program can not

afford to purchase the instruments from potential donors. Any donations are accepted, but vibraphone, chimes and gong are especially needed. Call Ernest at 925-634-0037, ext. 6050 or e-mail ernests@libertyuhsd. k12.ca.us.


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Trevor’s Weekly Mortgage Matters By Trevor Frey

JANUARY 30, 2009

Good will toward kids

A Moral Dilemma Before diving too deep into this subject, let us make it very clear that I am not suggesting, or leaning one way or another, rather, simply supplying information. And when I say “information” I do not mean legal advice – please CONSULT WITH A BANKRUPTCY SPECIALIST AND TAX ADVISER as this IS NOT INTENDED TO BE A PRIMER ON HOW TO AVOID YOUR DEBTS AND LOAN LIABILITY. So with that disclaimer, let’s get right into the thick of things and touch base on California’s anti-deficiency law - a law that originated during the Depression years to protect the banks, but is now doing just the opposite due to the rampant greed that kept them (the banks) from acting rationally in their own self-interest. You see California, as well as a handful of other states, have laws in place that allow a homeowner to simply walk away from their residence while not being held financially responsible for the debt they washed their hands clean of. In other words California has become the poster child for the “buy-and-bail” syndrome. As the numbers reflect, currently in California one out of every 204 loans has defaulted, many of you have either already had to, or will be, dealing with the moral dilemma of either letting your property go, or, according to Mr. Henry Paulson, “doing the right thing” and bleeding out your life-savings, IRA and credit card balances just to hold onto your house. Again, I’m not suggesting one way or another but let us be realists and come to grips with two very important facts when making any large financial decisions. First, it seems the only time we hear a fingerwagging lecture regarding money with con-

tent such as you “should”, or you “ought to”, is when it may be in your best interest to do the opposite; and second, the market will never function on moral obligations alone…this is capitalism, and money should work. Obviously though, right now, money is not working, and not working on an extreme level which has caused Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to actually rework their foreclosure policies in order to deal with the difficult Situation

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times we find ourselves in. These changes will have a direct bearing on the period of time from which you file for foreclosure until you can once again purchase a home: Bottom line, if you are in agony over a pending decision to walk away from your home, please remember, your moral obligation is not to Paulson or your lender, nor is there any patriotic duty to bankrupt yourself to benefit others. Your moral obligation is to yourself and your family. As always, I welcome all questions and or concerns pertaining to real estate lending on my cell phone, 510-798-0060, or via email, tfreymortgages@yahoo.com. – Advertisement

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a Paloma Leadership students spread holiday spirit last month by organizing an effort to donate toys to children at Shepherd’s Gate Women’s Shelter in Brentwood. Led by Leadership teacher Kristin Capps, the students accepted donations of dozens of blankets, stocking stuffers, clothing and toys during December, and wrapped them up to put under the tree. “Our students were very excited to help the children celebrate the holidays,” said Capps. Participants included, above (in no order), La Paloma Principal Larry Rodriguez, Capps, Matt Needna, Deanna Anderson, Chrystye Nance, Leonel Martinez, Jorge Campos, Zane Balona, Camille Lawson, Keenan Fincher, Michael Cero and Kaitlyln Austin. – Contributed by Sarah Singrin

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Discovery Bay Elementary teacher Ron Baldwin shows students how to raise, lower and fold the flag. The daily activity is part of the school’s instruction and service curriculum.

State honors DB Elementary with service award by Ruth Roberts Staff Writer Each day the students at Discovery Bay Elementary School find ways to give back to their campus and community. Now the state is returning the favor. Discovery Bay Elementary has been recognized as a Service Learning Leader School, an award given by the California State Board of Education to schools that exemplify the spirit of teamwork, community involvement and citizenship. This year only a dozen schools statewide were honored, and only one in Contra Costa County. For Discovery Bay Elementary School Principal Allan Petersdorf, the prestigious honor reinforces the school’s tenets. “Well I’m very, very proud; pleased as punch,” said Petersdorf. “One of our goals of course is to have the kids be involved in academics and discovery within themselves, but also to take what the school is teaching them and bring it outside. It’s how you build citizens and citizenship.” Criteria for the award were based on schools implementing at least one servicelearning activity per grade (K-12) as a regular part of their curriculum, and making service the focus. At Discovery Bay Elementary, students routinely participate in a variety of community-oriented programs such as recycling, sending candy to the troops and

fundraising for community projects and programs. To be honored and recognized for something the students and faculty do each day, said Petersdorf, is a satisfying pat on the back: “I believe that there are some things that you should routinely do at a school, and community service and campus service are two of those. That’s something we’ve always tried to do and have done through our districtwide character education programs, which reinforce student behavior through positive avenues such as community service.” Petersdorf will represent the school at an awards ceremony on Feb. 10 in Anaheim, where he will receive a plaque and commendation from the state. The Discovery Bay PTA will pay for the trip. “Given the current school budget situation and the economy in general, it was a very generous thing for them to do,” said Petersdorf. Glad to do it, said PTA President Bobbi Nugent: “You know, when the state representatives came out to look at the school (for the award) I had an opportunity to talk about how our kids are not only going out into the community, but the community is coming back into our schools, and I think that directly comes back to our principal. Since his arrival here, our test scores have gone up and he’s helped to build a healthier, stronger school community. We are very proud of our school, and of our leader.”

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Megan Niber’s rendition of “When It Rains” by Paramore won her the title of 2009 Liberty Idol.

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Liberty finds its Idol by Beth Lichtenberger Correspondent Every one in the audience cheered and called for encores as Liberty High School students put on a spectacular display of talent at the school’s performing arts center last Friday in the seventh annual Liberty Idol competition. The event benefited Ethiopia Reads, a charity that works to improve literacy and form the foundation to a culture of

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Timmy Elwess was one of nine performers contending for the 2009 Liberty Idol title last week. The event benefited Ethiopia Reads, a charity that works to promote literacy and a culture of reading in Ethiopia.

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on stage presence, vocal ability, crowd response, projection and overall performance. In the end, the judges and audience chose Megan Niber, who accompanied herself on acoustic guitar in “When It Rains” by Paramore, as the 2009 Liberty Idol. “I had a lot of fun!” said Niber. “I truly feel humbled to have won, and it feels the best to know that this was for such a good cause.” “It took me about a week to get my song down,” said Elwess, one of the finalists who played the guitar and sang

“Squeeze Box” by The Who. “I’ve played at Open Mic Night and Mr. Liberty before, but tonight I think I was really nervous.” “I did the best I could do and I have no regrets,” said Rosa, another finalist who rocked the socks off the audience with “Barracuda” by Heart. “I chose this song because this year I wanted to rock it out, and I had fun doing it!” “It felt good to be the first one up,” Butler said. In the finals, the sophomore got the audience to holding up its cell phones in a frenzied wave during her performance of “Alone” by Heart.

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Freeze public-servant salaries Editor: I noticed that one of the new president’s first actions was freezing the salaries of White House staff (and here is the key) who make over $100,000 annually. I also noticed in the local paper that the local college chancellor is up for an 18-percent raise ($ 38,000) on top of her $209,000 salary. Who knows how many perks are added to that? Also, I remember looking up on the Internet the salaries of all the Contra Costa County employees (tinyurl.com/68dyes). The information is staggering. The county has several hundred employees making over six-digit-figure salaries. In fact, I noticed some in the $300,000 and even $400,000 salary range. This is absurd. When our economy is dependant on the taxpayer (you and I), these dollars do not reflect “public servants.” These salaries are “pots of gold” dished out from our tax dollars. While it is very true that we have extremely talented employees in the public sector, the need to pay these types of salaries is becoming very burdensome on our overall services. The excuses used by our public leaders are “If we do not pay more to this person, we may lose them to another agency.” This type of mythology is what is creating the “leapfrog effect.” One agency pays more so the competing agency pays more plus some (and the cycle continues), with the public taxpayer losing in all respects. In addition, the benefit retirement for these salaried employees becomes a “pyramid-type scheme.” The first people to retire will place the most burden on the system. The bottom employees will end up needing to be bailed out by us (the taxpayer) or negotiate less. This is happening right now in our county. We are trading public services for previous retirement needs due to the obscene salaries created by the “leapfrog effect.” I think the State of California and the counties should follow the new

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president’s lead and freeze all salaries over $100,000. Also, the legislators or maybe a taxpayers’ association should sponsor a bill that restricts all raises to a cost-of-living scale. Moreover, any raises above the cost of living should be approved by the voters of the agency requesting the increase. If a public servant person can not live off of $1,925 plus benefits every week, that person needs to work in the private sector, where risk is not dependant on us (the taxpayer). Just like the housing market, this public-salary bubble is going to burst the county budget without action. John Gonzales Knightsen

Tires – and ballots – checked Editor: We cannot get off our minds a comment made on Jan. 9 in this newspaper by CSD Director David Piepho regarding the disastrous and negligent oversight by the CSD of Southwest Water and the spill that occurred under its watch. Director Piepho was quoted as saying, “It is unfortunate that it took this to fix things, but you don’t know your tires are bald until you get a flat tire.” Is this director saying it took an approximate 100,000gallon sewage spill (along with two other spills) to get him and the CSD Board to pay attention to what was going on, and it was only the numerous spills that woke them up? It is very apparent that this community has been “checking their own tires” as one is supposed to do, because the voters of this community took it upon themselves in the November election to replace two of the “bald tires” with Director Simon and Director Tetreault. The voters were allowed to replace only two of the four “bald tires,” but we are betting when 2010 comes around, the voters will be looking to replace other of the CSD Board members who sat on the board while Southwest Water went unchecked, causing the community to fail two facility inspections and make front-page news in every local newspaper. Sandy and Conrad Rogers Discovery Bay

Dream event Editor: Politics aside, January 19, 2009 was a day not only to be immensely proud of the grandest of human experiments, American democracy, but a day to be proud of humanity’s promise. Antioch justly shared in that celebration. Bouquets to Council Member Reggie Moore for having the dream and for the team of tireless organizers who made the first-ever Antioch Martin Luther King Birthday Tribute happen. Happen it did. Coming from a baptism, I was five minutes late and scrambled

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into the upper reaches of the balcony for a seat (luckily, no such thing as a bad seat at the vintage 1927 El Campanil Theatre). Minutes later it was standing room only in a theater seating 698. The organizers had hoped for 200 people and prayed for 300. Ah, sweet surprise. Crowd wasn’t the sole reason to color the event a success. If ever there was a mixed crowd, this was it. It was a resplendent swath of humanity where black, white and brown stood tall and stood beautiful. Then credit three hours of knockyour-socks-off show. Kudos to the school contest winners: high school $1,000 MLK youth art contest first prize went to Delta Performing Arts Academy; $500 second prize to Devonaire Bryant of Bidwell High; $300 third prize to Lindsey Walker, Kim Calalsi, Daryl Jackson and Spencer Dobbins of Deer Valley; middle school first prize went to Cheyenne Navarro of Antioch Middle; second prize to Rodrigo Guitterez of Antioch Middle; and third prize to Siska Blaz of Dallas Ranch Middle. Cheers to presenters Mary Rocha, Antioch City Council; and David Fraser, District 5 Board of Supervisor Federal Glover’s Chief of Staff; and to keynote speaker A.U.S.D. Superintendent Dr. Deborah Sims for reminding us that there could be no Jan. 20 without Jan. 19; to Pastor Kelly for his invocation; Pastor Smith for the benediction; and to performers Antioch Church Family for their awesome, national-award-winning Antioch Voices choral group; Grace Bible Fellowship for an outstanding dance ensemble; and for the sensational WEMIME troupe silently but exuberantly punctuating gospel songs with dance and pantomime; to Sarah Trail for a superb piano recital; and to rousing rapper Young Brett and comedienne Ms. Onion for bringing the crowd to its feet. Yes, for one enchanted afternoon in mid-January, under the roof of the gilded, frescoed ceilings of the fabled El Campanil Theatre, which has transfixed audiences with the wizardry of performing icons Clark Gable, Duke Ellington, Roy Rogers, Al Jolsen, Groucho Marx and Sally Rand, Antioch was again spellbound. This time the magic was borne not on keyboards, nor comedic lines, nor fan dances, but on the wings of a dream inspired by a giant of a man gazing from a mountaintop of hope. The dream transported the spirits of 700 citizens to the rafters and unto a world beyond where the substance of soul, not the superficialities of skin shade, counted; a world in which one race ruled, the human race; a world in which black, white, red and brown were all cherished as God’s chosen heirs. Is it not liberating to dream? After all, as is said, there is no Mahatma Gandhi, no Martin Luther King, no John or Robert Kennedy left. There is, though, you and I.

As the charge goes, if not us, then who? I hope you, too, are a dreamer. Walter Ruehlig Antioch

Bolstering the boys Editor: Boy Scout Troop 152 is pleased to share our great success with our first-ever tree lot. From families who purchased more than 600 trees to local business owners who donated goods, our community showed that a Grinchy economy has no power over East County’s holiday spirit and good will. Special thanks to 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, City of Oakley, Enrique Cinquini, Mazzy Fire Protection, the Oakley and Antioch school districts, Print Club and our local newspapers. Again, our heartfelt gratitude. With your help, Troop 152 has funded a host of 2009 activities. Perhaps more important, our scouts learned much about community spirit and commerce. Look for our young men at next year’s community events such as the Marsh Creek Cleanup and Scouting for Food. And we hope to see you again next December at the tree lot. Sharon Karbowski Oakley

Crustacean appreciation Editor: On behalf of the Brentwood Men’s Club, I would like to thank the following for making our 41st annual Men’s Club Crab feed a huge success: Sanjay Bakshi, The Tile Company, Delta Bay Mustang, Ken Smith, Freedom Fire Protection, Delta Pure Water, Delta Fence, Discovery Bay Country Club, ECC Bank, Markstein Beverage Co., Aladino’s Pizza, Brentwood Plumbing, Blue Line Real Estate, Wayne’s Smog, Don Valdez, Brookside Country Club, State Farm Insurance Co., DTR Fence, Brentwood Fine Meats, Speedee Oil Change, Dainty Center, American Legion and all the other very generous contributions we received from the community to make this evening possible. As a result, we will be distributing over $8,000 to local charities. We also have for sale a 2006 Victory Touring Motorcycle built by Arlo Ness (mint condition). All of the proceeds from this sale will go to local charities. For further information, call Joe Trebino at 925-634-6658 or Mike Grimes at 925-683-3480. Thank you all. Mike Grimes President, Brentwood Men’s Club


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be considered armed and dangerous. Those with information on this case or Garcia and Allen’s whereabouts are urged to call Detective Castillo at 925-779-6933 or 911. For information on law enforcement in Antioch, visit www.ci.antioch.ca.us/citygov/ police.

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ANTIOCH Jan. 22 Officers of the Antioch Police Department arrested 31-year-old Nicholas Van Camp for the Jan. 19 attempted murder of a 22 year old Antioch resident, who was stabbed multiple times and left on the 2300 block of

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On Lone Tree Way, a subject driving at an unsafe speed struck the curb, a light pole, stop sign pole and water main. Jan. 17, 12:23 a.m.

BRENTWOOD Jan. 17, 12:23 a.m. On Lone Tree Way, a subject driving at an unsafe speed struck the curb, a light pole, stop sign pole and water main. Jan. 19, 6:24 p.m. On Central Boulevard at Walnut Boulevard, a subject stopped for a vehicle code violation was found to be driving on a license suspended for a DUI. Jan. 19, 7:45 p.m. An unidentified person backed into a vehicle parked on Oak Street and fled northbound on Brentwood Boulevard. Jan. 19, 7:52 p.m. On San Jose Avenue at St. Regis Drive, three unidentified persons approached a subject and struck him in the face several times. Jan. 21, 5:13 a.m. A resident of Stanwick Street called to report an unwanted guest. During the investigation, the resident reported that his vehicle had been stolen from his driveway, where it was left unlocked with the keys in the ignition. The unwanted guest was found in possession of the keys and stolen items from another robbery. He was arrested and taken to the Martinez Detention Facility. Jan. 21, 8:50 a.m. A vehicle struck a metal guardrail on Minnesota Avenue at Woodside Drive. To view the Brentwood Police

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Jan. 16 Vehicles were burglarized on the 2500 block of Main Street and the 3400 block of Main Street. Jan. 17 Malicious telephone calls were made to a resident of the 1300 block of Port Court. Jan. 18 Vehicles were stolen on the 2000 block of Truman Lane and the 4800 block of Mammouth Lane. Jan. 18 A subject was found in possession of a weapon in a public place on the 200 block of West Cypress Road. Jan. 18 On the 1000 block of Main Street, a subject was charged with interfering with an public officer. Jan. 18 Armed robbery took place on the 1100 block of Donatello Way. Jan. 18 Illegal entry was reported on the 500 block of O’Hara Avenue. Jan. 19 Subjects were found under the influence of drugs on Main Street at Neroly Road, and the 100 block of Delta Road. Jan. 19 On the 5400 block of Piper Lane, a subject was found in violation of a custody order.


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In the wake of recent budget reductions and staff cutbacks, the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff is now offering online reporting of certain crimes to residents of Discovery Bay and Oakley. Reporting some crimes online allows deputies more time for policing, but it comes at the expense of personalized service. “Our organizational culture demands timely and personal responses to calls from our citizens” said Sheriff Warren E. Rupf. “While the use of this new program reduces personal contact, we must adjust to the debilitating loss of available staff.” Online reports pertain to non-emergency crimes for which no suspect can be identified: abandoned vehicles, forgery, ha-

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Business poster scam The Brentwood Chamber of Commerce this week alerted its members to a possible scam involving posters that employers are required to display in their place of business. “There are two men, and a man and a women, going to local businesses saying that they are from the state, requesting to see your Business Employment Poster,” Harry York, chamber CEO wrote in an e-mail alert. “Then they try to sell you a poster for $118. These men and women are not legitimate.” Local police have been alerted to the

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Local Doctor Exposes Weight Loss Industry And Saves You Big Money On Your New Years Resolution… Brentwood Doctor gives you the “skinny” on the tactics used by the diet and weight loss industry to help separate you from your hard earned dollars while selling you a pipe dream and tips on how you can lose weight without wasting money on gym memberships, outrageous diets or dangerous pills. Brentwood, Ca – Dr. James Martin D.C. has had it with the diet and weight loss industry and is indeed exposing the diet and weight loss industry and helping guide you to the most direct, fastest, effective and SAFE ways to lose the extra 5, 10, 45 or even 100 lbs. you’ve put on over the last few months or years. This local doctor has had so many of his patients doing everything under the sun to try and lose weight and failing miserably or succeeding at losing the weight only to have it return and then some, that he has just tired of seeing people victimized by these money sucking vampires that prey on innocent consumers at their weakest point. Yeah, they are waiting and salivating for YOU to make your oh so predictable and SHORT LIVED…. you know….NEW YEARS RESOLUTION!! Some of you say it every year. This year I will lose the weight. Or for some of you it’s your first year to start the never-ending year after year HOPE that you will succeed at losing the unwanted and unsightly fat hanging around your belly or cottage cheese thighs. For some of you, you really want to lose the weight for the health benefit to avoid diabetes and heart disease associated with being overweight. Whatever your case may be, There is FINALLY HOPE! Dr. Martin isn’t going to be making any friends by giving you the following information, but he is sick and tired of watching people devastated or even depressed by their weight gain and helpless feelings of despair when they fail time and time again. So here goes…. IF you are reading this and you have tried it ALL already, and you really would like to lose the weight and succeed, then pay close attention. If you have tried counting points only to throw your calculator out the window, If you have embarrassed yourself enough with public and humiliating “weigh-ins”, If you are tired of mail order, microwaved and probably unhealthy food, If you are tired of

silly “Hollywood” type diets, If you are sick of taking dangerous stimulant diet pills (yes, they are dangerous), If you are tired of starving yourself, If you have succeeded at losing the weight with any of these, BUT gained it ALL back with a few extra pounds you are in for the biggest breakthrough in weight loss Dr. Martin has ever seen. Dr. Martin believes the TRUE CAUSE of “Weight Loss Resistance Syndrome” is NOT in your mouth! It IS in your head!! My name is Dr. James Martin and No I’m not trying to be funny. Let me explain. This amazing discovery hit me like a ton of bricks and I wasn’t even looking! A while back, I was invited by a world famous doctor (now a good friend) who specialized in a non surgical, non invasive brain based behavioral repatterning treatment to help patients quickly and effectively lose weight, to bring my office staff to spend three days with him at his estate and he would train me and my staff on how to do this treatment. This world famous doctor did share with me that he had operated up to 38 weight loss centers at one time and had people losing up to HALF THEIR BODYWEIGHT and kept it off for years after receiving treatment at his centers. He showed me the before and after pictures and their stories….Dozens and dozens of them!! I was astounded!! I was so impressed that I had to try this new technology and treatment on my own patients to see if it really worked. I immediately started treatment on what I call the ULTIMATE COUCH POTATO! My mother in law had been through five back surgeries, can’t walk more than 3 houses on her block, can’t stand more than 10 minutes, can’t really do much of anything! She tried EVERYTHING! Popular weight loss centers that do public weigh-ins, mail order microwave foods, starvation, all kinds of diets, dangerous pills, you name it. And NO lasting results! She could NOT lose weight! She was severely

depressed to the point of depression medication. I called her to come into my office as I had what I called a breakthrough treatment to help her actually lose weight. She got a little excited as she could see how excited I was as I explained the treatment and she agreed to be my test subject. Well, she lost 36 pounds over 6 months doing NO EXERCISE, NO REAL ACTIVITY, NOT EVEN WALKING!! She can’t due to severe debilitating back and leg pain! I was SOLD! I watched a colleague lose over 100 pounds over 12 months! It was amazing. So, great news for you. I am now releasing this new Doctor supervised weight loss program for the first time ever in Brentwood. Imagine the feeling you get when you look good again, feel attractive, feel good about yourself. Imagine melting off the pounds quickly and easily without the hype and short lived results! I am so convinced that this program will work for you that I am offering an unheard of Satisfaction Guarantee In Writing! Yes! A real old fashioned guarantee. But there are a small number of people out there this may not work for. So, I am offering for a limited time…

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Parks from page 1A Don Flint, referring to original proposals to improve the community park area, including new basketball courts, at an approximate cost of $250,000. Other suggestions from the original list included directing funds toward the long-anticipated community center project, and improvements to Slifer Park. Long-time resident Walter MacVittie, however, said he believed the dollars should stay within the communities of Discovery Bay proper, which paid the largest amount into the park funds account. “I think we’re being good neighbors to share, but I would like to see some of it (money) come from those in DB proper who paid into it.” The board decided to proceed with the four agreed-upon items and directed staff to bring the original renderings and plans for Regatta Park improvements back to the next CSD meeting on Feb. 4. “There will definitely be some (money) left over, and we can take a look at the plan (for Regatta) and go from there,” said Piepho in a later phone interview. “Once again, I think this is just about getting the community the best things we can by getting the most accomplished with the use of those dollars. I see it as a huge opportunity, and I’m excited for the community that we can receive these funds and put them to immediate use. It’s some good news.”

Policing from page 1A the P-6 dollars can be spent. A return to source is the most likely possibility, but is still being investigated by the Board of Supervisors and county counsel, as is the legality of possibly spreading the wealth throughout all of Discovery Bay. CSD Director Shannon MurphyTeixiera, who lives in Lakeshore and pays into the P-6 fund, said she hopes her community’s voice will be heard. “The folks that pay into this fund are very concerned that their voices be heard

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when deciding this issue. We all want a safe community – that is not the issue. What is at issue is that the CSD actually listen to the folks who are contributing. I was banned from taking part in this issue, as there is a perception that there is a conflict of interest, since I am part of one of the areas that pay. I am hopeful that the remaining members of the CSD actually listen to the folks who are contributing and not listen to the jargon of other noncontributors.” For now, what most are listening for Tell us which areas, type of home; and we’ll either fax, mail or email the list of homes directly to you. No obligation. No hassle. FREE list of homes. www.myfreehomefindersite.com

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are answers; something Lakeshore homeowner Bob Mankin hopes will materialize soon. “I think everyone is looking for a level of understanding from the sheriff regarding the current base level of service we have and what we can expect with assurances that these will not be touched or negatively impacted as P-6 services roll out,” said Mankin. Steele agreed: “I want – everyone wants – what is best for the community, for all of Discovery Bay. But what we’re looking for now is some clean information

and we’re looking for some help in getting the word out. If I had a wish, it would be for some accountability of where these funds can go and who has the ultimate say. This is an important issue for our community.” A town hall meeting is scheduled for Feb. 3 at Timber Point Elementary School. The meeting is open to the public and will be moderated by CSD Director Dave Dove. Sheriff Warren Rupf and Supervisor Mary Piepho have been invited to attend the event.

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Local wrestlers shine at tournament Wrestlers from Liberty and Freedom high schools performed well at last weekend’s Tim Brown Memorial Wrestling Tournament hosted by Foothill High School in Sacramento. David Klingsheim of Liberty took first place at 125 pounds. After a first-round bye, Klingsheim teched Fabian Rodriguez of Grace Davis 24-6 in the second round. In the third round, he teched Josh Cena of Nevada Union 25-7 and in the quarterfinal, he teched Phong Lee of Chico High 18-1. He went on to major Shane Tate of Oakdale High 14-1 in the semifinals, and in the finals he decisioned David Ferry of Central Catholic 5-2. Ryan Smith of Liberty took second place at 140 pounds. After a first-round bye, Smith decisioned Brian Pedrotti of Trinity High 6-2 in the second round. In the third round, he pinned Kyle Sundby of Oak Ridge – El Dorado Hills, and in the quarterfinal, he decisioned Matt Negrete of Buchanan 3-2. He went on to decision Jesse Stafford of Del Oro High (the No. 1 seed) 7-3 in the semifinals, and in the finals he lost to Nalan Ludwig of Elk Grove by pin. Paul Gomez of Liberty took second place at 103 pounds. After a first-round bye, Gomez pinned Ben Arriaga of Franklin High in the second round. In the third round, he decisioned Arnold Hwa of Mission San Jose High 3-0, and in the quarterfinal, he decisioned Tryin Stevenson of McKinleyville High 6-5. He went on to decision Adrian Rodriguez of Buchanan (the No. 1 seed) 2-0 in the semifinals, and in the finals he lost to Adam Magnusson of Madera South High 2-1. Nick Waldrop of Freedom took second place at 145 pounds. After a first-round bye, Waldrop pinned Jennifer Page of Bella Vista in the second round. In the third round, he pinned Ben Martinez of Central Catholic, and in the quarterfinal, he majored Aaron Demay of Ponderosa – Shingle Springs 14-2. He went on to pin Trent Noon of Oakdale High in the semifinals, and in the finals he lost to Jordan Hart of Folsom 18-5. Other placers included Jesse Baldazzo of Liberty, who was second at 135 pounds, Justin Baffico of Freedom, who was fifth at 189 pounds, and Nico Serrano of Liberty, who was eighth at 130 pounds.

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The second annual Next Level Athletes (formally Believe and Achieve) football camp will be held at Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Road in Pleasant Hill, on Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The camp will provide athletes with off-season training methods and the skills needed to be successful on and off the field, such as off-season study habits and the importance of a healthy diet. New additions to the camp this year will be the Drugs and HIV/AIDS Awareness Seminar, which will educate the athletes about obstacles they might face throughout life. Some former camp attendees went on to enjoy successful football campaigns this past year. Former De La Salle High School standout RB Kylan Butler (University of Arizona) rushed for nearly 1,300 yards and 15 touchdowns. Ohio University’s DB Travis Carrie made 35 tackles, an interception, a pass defense and five punt returns, earning top freshman honors on the team. Carrie will be entering his sophomore season as the team’s number-one defensive back. Both athletes attribute part of their success to attending the Next Level Athletes camp last winter. “The camp helped me with my footwork and really emphasized technique

and showed me how to come out of my breaks as fast as possible,” Butler said. “It helped me prepare for other camps and the season because I knew what the coaches were looking for when they asked me to perform drills.” “The camp showed me the importance of dedication, proper techniques and how to stay motivated to strive for success at the next level,” Carrie said. “I would encourage all athletes to attend the Next Level Athletes camp and learn proper technique from the coaches. It really helped me get an edge over the competition. Camp Director Reynard Carrie will be joined by other former professional football players such as former Dallas Cowboys/(CFL)BC Lions linebacker Mawuko Tugbenyoh; former Eastern Oregon and Portland State safeties coach Nick Chenault; former Cornell University defensive lineman Jesse Rodriguez; University of Oregon defensive back Charles Favroth; and national strength and conditioning coach Jim Garcia. The Athletes will also be joined by certified nutritionists Pierre and Brenda Goudie of Max Muscle in Brentwood. For more information and registration please visit www.carriesports.net.


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BUSINESS

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he Streets of Brentwood rolled out its own stimulus package this month, awarding $1,000 shopping sprees to ďŹ ve shoppers. Above from the left are Karen Rael of Discovery Bay, Fred Czelusniak of Oakley, Martha Locklin of Antioch, Jamie Waller of Brentwood and Susan Stimpson of Byron, each of whom scored a bonanza well in advance of whatever the federal government might do.

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‘Best’ pediatrician Diabetic Drugs May Be Dangerous To Your Health goes the extra mile New guide sheds light on the dangers of diabetic drugs and why doctors prescribe them anyway. A new free guide has just been released that reveals why current therapy may make your condition worse. If you are frustrated that your blood sugars don’t budge or continue to rise despite all of your medications then this guide may be the answer. To receive your free guide entitled “Type II Diabetes: The Untold Truth Behind Current Treatment” call 24 hour recorded message toll free 1-800-791-5833 James Martin, D.C. –Advertisement

Pediatrician Dr. Richard Singer of the Sutter Delta Medical Group received the Best Pediatrician Award in the recently published “Best of Brentwood 2008.” Upon learning of his award, Singer said, “I am truly honored to receive this award,” said Singer, “and I am grateful that the families I have cared for are comfortable with the medical care they receive.” Discovery Bay’s Dathia Amis attests to the outstanding care her three children receive from Singer: “My husband and I met with Singer while I was still pregnant with our first. He was warm, friendly and everything you would want in a pediatrician, so it was an easy fit.” Five years later, the Amis family found out just how lucky they were to have Singer as their pediatrician. One of their sons, who was 3 at the time, was sick and had recently been diagnosed with asthma. On

a late Saturday evening, they took him to the hospital, where he received a breathing treatment. By Sunday morning, Singer had already called to check in on how the boy was doing. When he found that the boy wasn’t doing well, he took immediate action. “I know it’s a Sunday, but do you mind if I come to your house?” singer asked Amis. “He showed up,” she said, “checked his blood-oxygen level and said we needed to call an ambulance because our son was in respitory distress. He followed us to the hospital and stayed with us the whole time … He saved our son’s life.” Singer has been in private practice since 1997 and estimates he cares for approximately 700 families. That’s a lot of patients for a man who still makes house calls – one of the reasons he’s Brentwood’s Best.

Coats cut winter chill Contra Costa Self Help Foundation will be distributing coats to families in need on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Martin Luther King Children’s Center, 950 El Pueblo Ave. in Pittsburg. Parents must bring a birth certificate for each child for whom they are receiving a coat. There is a limit of one coat per person. More than 4,000 coats, new and

used, are available for all ages. Sponsoring the coat distribution are One Warm Coat, REI, Cookies by Design, Prince Realtors of Discovery Bay, Society of St. Vincent DePaul and Martin Luther King Children’s Center. For more information, call the Contra Costa Self Help Foundation Inc. at 925848-6551.


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Self-care isn’t selfish by Beth Witrogen Correspondent We are often so busy taking care of others – family, friends, co-workers, etc. – that we lose ourselves in the process. When we forget to care for ourselves, the quality of what we do in the world suffers. Especially for family caregivers, the adult child seems to be the one who becomes the most exhausted and frustrated in his or her attempts to maintain a “normal” life balance. It can be hard to accept that selfcare is not the same as being selfish. If you care for yourself to the exclusion of everyone around you, then yes, that is narcissistic. But if you include yourself in the caring equation, you not only are able to give to others from a healthy foundation, but the joy in your care will be much greater. Here are tips for self-care, no matter what your state of health is at the moment: • Believe that optimum wellness is possible, and that your body has the inner guidance system to make it so. • Listen to your body’s symptoms and pay attention to its messages about health and healing. Its inner wisdom will guide you to greater wellness.

• Work with what you have today and let tomorrow take care of itself. Say to yourself, “The energy of life is enough to dispel my fears and to give me strength to handle today.” The more you seek balance, the more balanced you will become. Remember: Energy follows thought. • Understand that if you don’t value yourself, you have little to give; then you will burn out. • Realize that you don’t have to be all things to all people. You can say no and set limits without putting others out of your heart. • If you are caring for an aging loved one, learn to accept and ask for help, especially from family, friends and community resources. For example, if siblings aren’t pitching in, facilitate a family meeting and talk about how to delegate tasks. • Remember that you have a right to your own life. Giving your all doesn’t mean giving up your own health and well-being. • If you find yourself tired, angry or resentful at the end of the day, ask yourself what thoughts, actions or interactions drained you. Develop a meditation or self-reflection practice to let them go. • Don’t worry about what society, other family members, friends and colleagues

think of you or how you are doing. Consider that your best is good enough; no one else has the right to judge you or make you feel guilty. • Keep a positive attitude and accept each day’s offerings. Then let everything go at the end of the day. • Stop trying to control people and events or expecting certain results. Life happens on its own. • Pay attention to the people and activities that nurture your life energy. Commit to more of these interactions. • Make a list of tasks and prioritize them according to what is important for you to be personally involved in and what you can delegate. • Learn to ask for help; it is actually selfish not to let others give to you. • Learn to say “no” to things you used to say “yes” to in order to protect your time and energy. Set reasonable expectations: Don’t try to be all things to all people; it is not your responsibility to make others happy or to live their lives for them. Remember that service means enhancing other people’s lives, not giving your life away or making other people happy. ©2008 Beth Witrogen is a double Pulitzer nominee for her writing on family caregiving and wellness. Visit her at www. witrogen.com.

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Healthy diet is food for the eyes by Charlyn Fargo Registered Dietitian A recent eye exam (and my first eyeglasses) prompted me to do some research on the connection between diet and eye health. Like an apple that turns brown when it’s cut open, the lens of the eye gets brown as we age, writes Allen Taylor, director of the Laboratory for Nutrition and Vision Research at Tufts’ Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition. The browning is a result of oxidation, and in terms of our diet, the oxidation of carbohydrates. Aging eyes can lead to cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), conditions Taylor expects to see as more baby-boomers age. In a Nurses Health Study of 500 women 53 to 73 years of age, Taylor and colleagues found that women who consumed diets with a high glycemic index had a greater risk of developing signs of early AMD than those with a lower glycemic index diet. The glycemic index measures how rapidly the body converts food to sugar. High glycemic index foods like white bread or potatoes are considered lower-quality carbohydrate sources than foods like lentils, yams or whole grains. The National Eye Institute’s Age-Related Eye Disease Study of 4,099 non-diabetic participants found that 20 percent of AMD cases would have been prevented by a low glycemic diet. According to Taylor, shifting your diet from the top half of the glycemic-index scale to the bottom half is as simple as switching from five slices of white bread per day to five slices of whole wheat bread per day. Such small changes can reduce the risk of AMD and delay the progress of AMD in patients who already have it.


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New Spinal Stenosis Treatment So Effective Eliminating Back And Leg Pain It Offers New Hope To Spinal Stenosis, Sciatica And Back Pain Sufferers In Brentwood… Here’s how the newest breakthrough non-surgical back pain and sciatica treatment may end your pain and solve your herniated, bulging or degenerated disc pain problems… You may be thinking “What IS going to happen to me if I can’t find a solution to my back pain or leg pain?” The answer to your question starts out hopeful. I’ll just go to my doctor and he will take care of me. He will know what to do. But then something very odd happens to you. You discover your primary care physician is not really well equipped to handle that job. He or She is very busy treating infections, diabetes, heart conditions and the like, which they are very well equipped to handle. This is very apparent with your resulting drug prescription for Soma muscle relaxers and Norco, Neurontin or any other of the various prescribed pain medications. You then take the drugs soon to feel strangely like your not altogether “there” or you immediately are sick, feel nausea and vomit the drugs as fast as you swallowed them. When you get sick of that (pardon the pun! I couldn’t resist), you go back to your doctor looking for another more appealing treatment. This time it’s physical therapy. The thing you already can’t do!! You already can’t bend over, twist, lift things, and now they want you to do more of it with a bunch of other back pain sufferers! Gimme a break. Now, you’ve really had it. You try the chiropractor and either you feel better for a little while only to have the pain return, or worse, nothing happens at all. Or even worse than that, after your treatment you have MORE pain (not because chiropractic does not work, your condition is just too deteriorated or severe). Then you try acupuncture because you read in a magazine it could help pain. You then realize sticking a bunch of needles in you will not magically remove the bulging disc that is smashing your nerve and causing you pain. You try massage as you read on the internet massage may help alleviate back pain… only to be disappointed. You’re now beginning to feel desperate. Back to your primary care doctor to tell him about your adventures hoping he will have a different answer this time. He does. “We can inject pain drugs through a big needle into your spine”. You cringe in fear and reluctantly agree at this point. “NOW I will be fixed”. Or at least that’s what you’ve been led to believe. You have either no pain relief, some pain relief , a whole lot of pain relief or it makes you have more

pain. The second pain shot (oh, yes there will be a second and a third) is usually less effective or not at all and requires another one. You come to the realization that pain shots will not fix the disc bulge or herniation still smashing your delicate nerves causing you pain. Finally, your doctor recommends you see a “Specialist” (Back Surgeon) and he can do risky surgery. If you’ve read the latest article in the Journal Of American Medical Association*, you will see surgery patients and non surgery patients turned out the same! Why even do the surgery? Risk of paralysis, death, infections, more pain. No thanks. So. Back to the question. What are YOU going to do if you are stuck between serious back pain or leg pain or surgery? Great News! A new extremely effective non surgical new back pain treatment is now available in Brentwood. If you are suffering from back pain or leg pain, having pain at the belt line, fire down your legs, numb legs, feet or toes or feel like a knife is stuck in your back you owe to yourself to check out this new procedure.

exam I had was super, the best I’ve had anywhere. The doctor explained things to me that no one else ever has.” Non-Candidate Brentwood, Ca “I thought I’d write a note to you and all of those potential patients who have serious doubts (as I had) about your decompression treatments. Actually, I thought your procedure was more of a psychological placebo designed for everyone, instead of a non-surgical process that could repair injured vertebral discs. Imagine my surprise when you advised me that my condition was too severe for your procedure to correct. To me, that refusal added world’s of credibility to your program. It showed me that you are only there to help patients; not just to take their money. I assure you that I will recommend you to anyone I know or meet that suffers from spine and/or disc pain. I can do this knowing full well that they will be treated right.” Non-Candidate Antioch, Ca

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Snack for the big game Calling all Wildcats Super Bowl Sunday isn’t just a big day for football; it’s a big day for snacking. According to the Snack Food Association, this Sunday will see Americans double their average daily consumption of snacks. Is it possible to enjoy great food and snacks during the game and not blow your resolution to eat healthy? Well, when you reach for a heart-healthy snack such as California pistachios, it really is. New research from Penn State shows that a daily dose of pistachios – about one to two handfuls – can help lower bad cholesterol levels while increasing good cholesterol levels, which is good news for those who want to keep their hearts pumping on all cylinders. Pistachios are a super snack because they’re a nutrient-dense nut. They offer more than 30 vitamins and are one of the lowest-calorie, lowest-fat and highest-fiber nuts. They also contain polyphenol antioxidants and lutein, an antioxidant needed to maintain eye health. One little ounce of pistachios is loaded with tasty goodness and offers: • 49 kernels – the most of any nut. Comparatively, there are 23 almonds per ounce, and 14 walnuts. • 12 percent of daily recommended fiber, which aids the digestive tract, helps

manage cholesterol and control blood sugar levels. • 20 percent of the daily recommended value of vitamin B6, essential to human growth and healthy metabolism. • More antioxidants than one cup of green tea (on an ounce-per-ounce basis). • More lutein than three medium tangerines or a glass of orange juice. For more information on pistachios, visit www.wonderfulpistachios. com or www.pistachiohealth.com.

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The Brentwood Teen Theater will be conducting auditions for its Spring Training Session, featuring training for actors between age 10 and 18 who desire a fun, challenging program of professional instruction in skills for the stage. The session includes a full production of Disney’s “High School Musical 2 On Stage,” the sequel to the theater’s successful fall production, “High School Musical.” Performances of “High School Musical 2 On Stage” are scheduled for April 17, 18, 24 and 25. The program, taught by award-winning professional stage director Steve Kinsella, incorporates intensive training in singing, acting, dance, confidence training, team skills and personal growth. The program has helped many high school students secure col-

Special Kids make a Splash Special-needs children and their families are invited to make some waves at the Polar Bear Splash event on Jan. 31 at the Prewett Family Water Park in Antioch. Sponsored in conjunction with the Special Kids Foundation and Prewett Family Water Park, the free event will include two separate swim sessions: the first runs from 11:05 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.; the second from 12:40 to 2 p.m. In addition to swimming, guests can enjoy cookies (donated by friends and families), coffee and hot chocolate (donated by Starbucks

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No.:08-02304-5 Loan No.: 39520523 TSG No.: E840468 APN: 041-250-030-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED April 10, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF TILE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On February 19, 2009 at 10:00 AM, Fidelity National Title Company as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on April 20, 2006, as Instrument No. 2006- 0122700-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, CA , executed by: Michael Foster and La Vera Foster, husband and wife, as joint tenants, as Trustor, and New Century Mortgage Corporation as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state): at the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA , 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 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: 4754 LA VISTA 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: $451,400.65 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. FOR REINSTATEMENT OR PAYOFF QUOTES, PLEASE CONTACT THE LOAN RESOLUTION DEPARTMENT AT: 877-596-8580 Beneficiary: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUST-

EE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF GSAMP TRUST 2006-NC2, MORTGAGE PASS- THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-NC2 C/O Fidelity National Title Company 3075 Prospect Park Dr, Ste 100 Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 916-636-0114 SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.fidelityasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-2597850 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 JANUARY 16, 2009 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY AS TRUSTEE .Jodi Nolen Authorized Signature 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 contacted the borrower to assess the borrower’s financial situation and to explore options for the borrower to avoid foreclosure. ASAP# 2973937 01/- 30/2009, 02/06/2009, 02/13/200 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 30, February 6, 13, 2009

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: YANET CALDERON, A SINGLE WOMAN Duly Appointed Trustee: Atlantic & Pacific Foreclosure Services, LLC Recorded 9/26/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0303643-00 in book , page and rerecorded on --- as --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 2/13/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $485,624.39 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 436 CORNISH COURT OAKLEY, California 94561 A.P.N.: 035-720- 002-1 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. We may report information about your account to credit bureaus. Late payments, missed payments or other defaults on your account may be reflected in your credit report. This communication is for the purposes of collecting a debt, and information obtained will be used for that purpose. This notice is required by the provisions of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and does not imply that we are attempting to collect money from anyone who has discharged the debt under the bankruptcy laws of the United States. If you have been discharged from personal liability on the mortgage because of bankruptcy proceedings and have not reaffirmed the mortgage, this letter is not an attempt to collect a debt from you, but merely provides informational notice that foreclosure proceedings to enforce the lien against the property to satisfy some or all of the debt are commencing. Date: 01/15/2009 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, Foreclosure Manager ASAP# 2969336 01/23/2009, 01/- 30/2009, 02/06/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 23, 30, February 6, 2009

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000210-00 The name of the business (es): LE Nails Located at: 8065 Brentwood Boulevard, #3 In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Hai Le, 3712 Massimo Circle, Stockton, CA 95212. 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: Hai Le This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 12, 2009 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: January 12, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 2008-00546 Loan No.: 7000006424 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/15/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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

lege scholarships and develop their performance arts skills. The Spring Training Session is a tuitioned program offering early-payment discounts for those completing online registration or those who come to class Saturday, Jan. 31 at 9:30 a.m. Classes meet in the north wing of Resurrection Ministries, 1275 Fairview Ave. (at Sand Creek Road) in Brentwood. Rehearsals typically run Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and involve additional rehearsals for lead roles and full cast as the production dates near. Tuition may be broken into payments; sibling and worktrade discounts are also available. Call early to reserve a place in the program. For more information, call 925-5169009 or visit www.brentwoodteentheater. com.

NOTICE OF PROPOSED ORDINANCES SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 861 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD, CALIFORNIA AMENDING SECTION 3.28 OF THE BRENTWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING CLAIMS AGAINST THE CITY. THE FOREGOING ORDINANCE was introduced with the first reading waived at a regular meeting of the Brentwood City Council on the 27th day of January 27, 2009, by the following vote: AYES: Councilmembers Becnel, Brockman, Stonebarger, Taylor NOES: None ABSENT: Richey ABSTAIN: None SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 862 AN ORDINANCE of the City Council of the City of Brentwood adding Chapters 16.050.070, 16.060.050 and 16.166.020 to the City of Brentwood Municipal Code for the purpose of establishing Tentative Parcel Map waiver procedures, Parcel Map waiver procedures and Deferred Improvement Agreements. THE FOREGOING ORDINANCE was introduced with the first reading waived at a regular meeting of the Brentwood City Council on the 27th day of January 27, 2009, by the following vote: AYES: Councilmembers Becnel, Brockman, Stonebarger, Taylor NOES: None ABSENT: Richey ABSTAIN: None ATTEST: /s/_________________________ Margaret Wimberly, CMC 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 copies may be obtained from that office based on the City’s actual cost for duplicating. Proposed date of adoption by City Council: February 10, 2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date: January 30, 2009

and Panama Bay.) Children can also participate at the crafts and activities table and meet old and new friends poolside. The Dancers Elite group will open the event with a performance by the specialneeds dance class Creative Kids. Dancers Elite will also provide music and fun dance party games to entertain the children. At the end of each session, children will receive a special keepsake donated by Education Solutions, LLC. For more information, call Jude Byrne at 925-522 8921.

Brentwood students star in ‘Dreamcoat’ here’s still time to catch the light-hearted performances of three Brentwood students, including a brother and sister, in the Broadway musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” presented by Stars 2000. Derek Demsher, 18, of Brentwood, above, alternates in the title role with Tony Conaty of Walnut Creek, while Ross Bronzan plays Photo courtesy of Star 2000 the role of Pharoah. Demsher’s sister, Cassie, 13, takes the stage as a member of the chorus. Performances of “Joseph” take place in the Las Lomas Theatre, 1460 South Main St. in Walnut Creek. Performances are scheduled for Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. 1. General admission is $15; $13 for students and seniors. For showtimes and more information, call 925-324-7359 or 925-944-0900.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #0000480-00 The name of the business (es): Cojo Bay Advisors Located at: 4440 Driftwood Court In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Mailing: 14850 Highway 4, Suite A-273, Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Robert Bixby Green Jr. CFA, 4440 Driftwood Court, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 10/1/08. Signature of registrant: Robert B. Green, Jr. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 22, 2009 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: January 22, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 2009

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000331-00 The name of the business (es): Dents and Colors RepairLocated at: 200 Village Drive, #1K In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Mailing: P.O. Box 929, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Cesar Sanchez, 200 Village Drive, #1K, 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: Cesar Sanchez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 15, 2009 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: January 15, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000445-00 The name of the business (es): SIERRA BAY CONSTRUCTION Located at: 786 ALTESSA DRIVE In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): DANIEL L. BARTH, 786 ALTESSA 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: DANIEL L. BARTH This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 21, 2009 By: C. Sullivan, Deputy Expires: January 21, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000501-00 The name of the business (es): AKESON’S PLUMBING SERVICE, INC. Located at: 126 Dunedin Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Mailing: P.O. Box 639, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): AKESON’S PLUMBING SERV., INC., 126 Dunedin Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/23/09 Signature of registrant: Dave Akeson, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 23, 2009 By: P. Cornelius, Deputy Expires: January 23, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 2009

Schaun Daniel Konradd 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: 3/5/09 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: 1/7/09 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-000287-00 The name of the business (es): LEHMANN STABLES Located at: 2075 RANCH ROAD In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Georg Lehmann and Eline Mariette Lehmann, 2075 Ranch Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Georg Lehmann This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 14, 2009 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: January 14, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0009064-00 The name of the business (es): Creative Events By Ashley Located at: 524 Stirling Court In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Creative Solutions By Ashley, LLC, 524 Stirling Court, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Co.l The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 12/17/08. Signature of registrant: Ashley Dicksa This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 17, 2008 By: M. Oliver, Deputy Expires: December 17, 2013 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: January 9, 16, 23, 30, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0009203-00 The name of the business (es): PEOPLE FIRST INSURANCE SERVICES Located at: 1383 BUCHANAN ROAD In: PITTSBURG, CA 94565 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Spiritcloud Insurance Agency, Inc., 4240 Mehaffey Way, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 11/1/08. Signature of registrant: Lisa JueThompson, President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 24, 2008 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: December 24, 2013 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 2009 NAME CHANGE NOTICE PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Kwabena Safo Amoakohene, 62 Ball Court, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Kwabena Amoakohene FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-0042 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Kwabena Amoakohene filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Kwabena Safo Amoakohene (AKA) Kobby Safo Amoakohene (AKA) Kobina Amoakohene (AKA) Paa Kwabena Amoakohene (AKA) Chris Amoakohene to Proposed Name: Chris Amoakohene 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: 3/10/09 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: 1/8/09 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 2009

of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: 1/2/09 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 2009

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. We may report information about your account to credit bureaus. Late payments, missed payments or other defaults on your account may be reflected in your credit report. This communication is for the purposes of collecting a debt, and information obtained will be used for that purpose. This notice is required by the provisions of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and does not imply that we are attempting to collect money from anyone who has discharged the debt under the bankruptcy laws of the United States. If you have been discharged from personal liability on the mortgage because of bankruptcy proceedings and have not reaffirmed the mortgage, this letter is not an attempt to collect a debt from you, but merely provides informational notice that foreclosure proceedings to enforce the lien against the property to satisfy some or all of the debt are commencing. Date: 01/13/2009 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, Foreclosure Manager ASAP# 2967988 01/16/2009, 01/- 23/2009, 01/30/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 16, 23, 30, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-122445-C Loan No. 7442018339 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/3/2006. 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: GABRIEL BARRON, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded 8/16/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0259233-00 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 2/13/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 2900 SUNSET LANE ANTIOCH, CA 94509 APN #: 068-171-031 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $362,747.51, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. ETS Services, LLC Date: 1/16/2009 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 2971595 01/23/2009, 01/30/2009, 02/06/2009 Antioch Press No. 06-1617 Publish Dates: January 23, 30, February 6, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-167032-C Loan No. 22409967 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/24/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by 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: CHIKAO ISHIKATA AND KARIN H. ISHIKATA, HUSBAND AND WIFE. Recorded 4/4/2005 as Instrument No. 2005- 0115343-00 in Book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:2/13/ 2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 14 BOB WHITE COURT OAKLEY, California 94561 APN #: 041-330-025-2 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $548,825.93, which includes the total amount of the unpaid

balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. ETS Services, LLC Date: 1/19/2009 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Christine Gomez- Schwab, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 2970658 01/- 23/2009, 01/30/2009, 02/06/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 23, 30, February 6, 2009

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000176-00 The name of the business (es): Johnson Educational Services Located at: 702 Blake Court In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Randy Alan Johnson, 702 Blake Court, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Randy Johnson This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 9, 2009 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: January 9, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000134-00 The name of the business (es): Books And More Located at: 4492 Silverberry Court In: Concord, CA 94521 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Wilson Currie, 4492 Silverberry Court, Concord, CA 94521. 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: Wilson J. Currie This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 7, 2009 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: January 7, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TRUSTEE’S SALE # 08-3109- CA LOAN NO. 0033704016 TITLE ORDER # Q801334 APN NUMBER: 033-420-026-8 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 01-12- 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. ON 02-06-2009 AT 10:00 A.M., ROBERT E. WEISS INCORPORATED as the duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to deed of trust recorded 01-22-2007, book , page , instrument 2007-001907100 of official records in the office of the recorder of CONTRA COSTA county, California, executed by: RALPH M. BIGGS AND ADRIANA BIGGS, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, 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. Place of sale: 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 ON 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: 64 GRAND CANYON 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. Said sale will be will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said not(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: Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $399,782.75 (ESTIMATED) ACCRUED INTEREST AND ADDITIONAL ADVANCES, IF ANY, WILL INCREASE THIS FIGURE PRIOR TO SALE The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a Written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said notice of default and election to sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: JANUARY 07, 2009 ROBERT E. WEISS INCORPORATED, AS TRUSTEE ATTN: FORECLOSURE DEPARTMENT 920 VILLAGE OAKS DRIVE COVINA CA 91724 (626)967-4302 FOR SALE INFORMATION: WWW.FIDELITYASAP. COM OR 714) 730-2727 CRIS A KLINGERMAN, ESQ. WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000046-00 The name of the business (es): Delta Dental and Medical Maintenance Located at: 1120 Alder Creek Way In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Mailing: P.O. Box 1387, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Zacharia Willis, 1120 Alder Creek Way, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/5/09. Signature of registrant: Zacharia C. Willis This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on:January 5, 2009 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: January 5, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: January 9, 16, 23, 30, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000168-00 The name of the business (es): Absolute Houskeeping Services LLC Located at: 1360 Crescent Drive In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Absolute Housekeeping Services LLC, 1360 Crescent Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Co. l The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 6/12/08. Signature of registrant: Shawn Beddingfield- President This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 9, 2009 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: January 9, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000190-00 The name of the business (es): A-Maid For You Located at: 1649 Lillian Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Angel E. Vidana, 1649 Lillian 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: 1/9/09. Signature of registrant: Angel E. Vidana This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 9, 2009 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: January 9, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000243-00 The name of the business (es): KEEP IT NEW AUTO SERVICE Located at: 8111 Brentwood Boulevard In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): KB METALS LLC, 8111 Brentwood Boulevard, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Co. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/13/09. Signature of registrant: Linn Small-Managing Member This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 13, 2009 By: D. Acuff, Deputy Expires: January 13, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish:January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000268-00 The name of the business (es): Parsons Consulting Located at: 115 Eagle Lane In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Gina Parsons 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: Gina Parsons This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 13, 2009 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: January 13, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000432-00 The name of the business (es): SUNNY PIZZA & INDIAN CUISINE Located at: 41 SAND CREEK ROAD, #C In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): PARAMJIT SINGH VIRK, 1509 EXIS COURT, 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: PARAMJIT SINGH VIRK This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 21, 2009 By: Courtney Munn, Deputy Expires: January 21, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000152-00 The name of the business (es): Mboya IMPORT-EXPORT MERCHANT Located at: 100 Birmingham Court In: Discovery Bay, CA 94505 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Arthur M. Perry, 100 Birmingham Court, Discovery Bay, CA 94505. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Arthur M. Perry This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 8, 2009 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: January 8, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 2009

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-000202-00 The name of the business (es): ARTURO’S TAX SERVICE & ASSOCIATES Located at: 8065 Brentwood Boulevard, Unit 3B In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Mailing: 2113 Truman Lane, Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Arturo Ordaz and Audelia Ordaz, 2113 Truman Lane, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/1/96. Signature of registrant: Arturo Ordaz This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 12, 2009 By: M. Oliver, Deputy Expires: January 12, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0009273-00 The name of the business (es): SMART CHOICE BEAUTY SUPPLY STORE Located at: 8065 BRENTWOOD BLVD. In: BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Augustine Ude and Adaku O. Ude, 4072 Montgomery Hill Drive, Antioch, CA 94531. This business is conducted by: Co- Partners The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 12/30/- 08. Signature of registrant: Augustine U. Ude This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 30, 2008 By: T. Ragsdale, Deputy Expires: December 30, 2013 Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish: January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0009320-00 The name of the business (es): Diverse Scape Located at: 7258 Brentwood Boulevard In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Mailing: P.O. Box 1714, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s):Armando Garcia, Jr., 7258 Brentwood Boulevard, 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: Armando Garcia, Jr. This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 31, 2008 By: Courtney Munn, Deputy Expires: December 31, 2013 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 2009 NAME CHANGE NOTICE PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Ali Abdollah Mianji, 540 Canyon Woods Circle, Apt. #204, San Ramon, CA 94582 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Ali Abdollah Mianji FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-0020 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Ali Abdollah Mianji filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Ali Abdollah Mianji to Proposed Name:

NAME CHANGE NOTICE PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Po Liu, 10032 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Po Liu FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N08-2033 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Po Liu filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Po Liu to Proposed Name: Paul Liu 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: 3/2/09 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy

NAME CHANGE NOTICE PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Robert L. and Carol J. Graves, 1959 Evergreen Avenue, Antioch, CA 94509 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Robert L. and Carol J. Graves FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-0009 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Robert L. and Carol J. Graves filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Araya Lynn Messer to Proposed Name: Araya Lynn Messer-Graves 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: 2/27/09 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS b. Petitioner is to bring the minor’s birth certificate to the hearing.Date: 1/2/09 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 2009 NAME CHANGE NOTICE PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Wilver Matias/Maricruz Cuevas, 2151 Sand Creek Road, #28, Brentwood, CA 94513 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Wilver Matias/Maricruz Cuevas FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N08-1489 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Wilver Matias/ Maricruz Cuevas filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Allisson Nichole Matias to Proposed Name: Allison Nichole Matias Cuevas 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: 2/19/08 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 60 Room 102 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: BRENTWOOD PRESS Date: 12/22/08 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 9, 16, 23, 30, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 2008-00505 Loan No.: 1006895014 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/15/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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: MANUEL VELASQUEZ, AN UNMARRIED MAN Duly Appointed Trustee: Atlantic & Pacific Foreclosure Services, LLC Recorded 3/30/- 2006 as Instrument No. 2006- 0097752-00 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale: 2/6/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $471,399.71 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 4457 PAMPAS CIRCLE ANTIOCH, California 94531-000 A.P.N.: 055- 090-011 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TRUSTEE’S SALE # 08-3206- CA LOAN NO. 0033717430 TITLE ORDER # Q801421 APN NUMBER: 035-472-007 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12-01-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. ON 02-20- 2009 AT 10:00 A.M., ROBERT E. WEISS INCORPORATED as the duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to deed of trust recorded 12-15-2006, book , page , instrument 2006-039990600 of official records in the office of the recorder of CONTRA COSTA county, California, executed by: EUSTOLIA BARAJAS, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, 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. Place of sale: 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 ON 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: 846 CHIANTI WAY OAKLEY, CA 94561 The undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said not(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: Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $406,722.79 (ESTIMATED) ACCRUED INTEREST AND ADDITIONAL ADVANCES, IF ANY, WILL INCREASE THIS FIGURE PRIOR TO SALE The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a Written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said notice of default and election to sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: JANUARY 16, 2009 ROBERT E. WEISS INCORPORATED, AS TRUSTEE ATTN: FORECLOSURE DEPARTMENT 920 VILLAGE OAKS DRIVE COVINA CA 91724 (626)9674302 FOR SALE INFORMATION: WWW. FIDELITYASAP.COM OR 714) 7302727 CRIS A KLINGERMAN, ESQ. WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 2973056 01/30/2009, 02/06/- 2009, 02/13/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 30, February 6, 13, 2009 NAME CHANGE NOTICE PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: John Bresee, 360 Payne Avenue, Brentwood, CA 94513 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: John Bresee FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N09-0041 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: John Bresee filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. John Charles Bresee to Proposed Name: John Mountain McCarthy 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 3/5/09 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: 1/7/09 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 02- 1273 Publish Dates: January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 2009


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2208, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-4970 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: January 13, 2009 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: AWWAD SAED S The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 50 SAND CREEK ROAD SUITE 40 BRENTWOOD, CA 94513-2092 Type of license(s) Applied for: 41-ON-SALE BEER AND WINEEATING PLACE Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Date(s): January 30, February 6, 13, 2009 Notice of Sale 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 the11th DAY OF FEBRUARY 2009, 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-138 MARY KELLY A-143 PHILLIP MOSS A-236 PHILLIP MOSS A-293 SHAUN FERGUSON B-334 LANDI LIGNELL B-423 FRED WESTLAKE C-626 LARRY CZELUSNIAK C-634 ROBERT RODGERS D-899 MICHAEL B HINES D-944 BONNIE SCOTT E-1022 ADRIANA NAVARRO E-1057 LETICIA JIMENEZ E-1062 LETICIA JIMENEZ E-1100 LETICIA JIMENEZ E-1260 MICHAEL GALBAN E-1355 BEVERLY A CARMAN Property to be sold described as boxes (contents unknown), totes (contents unknown), mattresses, bed frame, headboards, foot boards, dining sets, couches, love seats, yard chairs, glass patio tables, ,yard tools, planters, ladders, fishing equipment, televisions, dressers, stereo equipment, speakers, shaws, computer compatible devices, children toys, clothing, purses and bags, shoes, lamps, tables, desks, futon, file cabinets, commercial oven, cooker, refrigerators, metal shelving unit, pillows, bedding sets, fans, men’s clothing, exercise equipment, holiday décor, vacuums, washer/dryer sets, refrigerator, office equipment, tool boxes, work bench, drop lights, carpentry tools , movies, case, golf clubs, pattern books, board games for children, glider chair with ottoman, metal closet storage device, microwaves, books, bean bag chairs, baby items, car seat, crib, highchair, play pen, stroller, toddler bed, swing etc. 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 23rdand 30th day of January 2009. TOWNCENTRE SELF STORAGE 925-334-7779 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 23, 30 2009

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): RAUL RUELAS AND MICHELLE RUELAS, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 3/25/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0102581-00 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/- 19/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $593,715.07 The purported property address is: 1091 SOMERSBY WAY BRENTWOOD, CA 94513 Assessors Parcel No. 017-490- 066-2 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5 ( c), the beneficiary or authorized agent declares as follows: See the attached Declaration marked as Exhibit A, attached hereto and made a part hereof by this reference. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Date: 1/16/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645- 7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: (888) 841- 8803 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# 2972684 01/30/2009, 02/06/- 2009, 02/13/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 30, February 6, 13, 2009

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/- 19/2008 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# 2975300 01/30/2009, 02/- 06/2009, 02/13/2009 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish Dates: January 30, February 6, 13, 2009 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File N08-6988 The name of the business (es): LE Nails Located at: 8065 Brentwood Boulevard, #3 In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Gioan Phan and Thu Huong Le, 3712 Massimo Circle, Stockton, CA 95212. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 9/18/08. Signature of registrant: Gioan Phan This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 12, 2009 By: C. Garcia, Deputy Expires: January 12, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000031-00 The name of the business (es): Coffee and Gelato Located at: 2170 Main Street, Suite B In: Oakley, CA 94561 Mailing: 1589 Cornell Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Brentwood Coffee, LLC, 1589 Cornell Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Limited Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/2/09. Signature of registrant: Sheri Bond This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 2, 2009 By: H. Franklin, Deputy Expires: January 2, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000116-00 The name of the business (es): LightHeaded Designs Located at: 28 Chelsea Court In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Nathaniel Lopez, 28 Chelsea Court, 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: 1/7/09. Signature of registrant: Nathaniel Lopez This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 7, 2009 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: January 7, 2014 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 2009 AMENDED FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0009130-00 The name of the business (es): Star Castle Daycare Located at: 4175 Brown Road In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Alexis Kuhn, 4175 Brown Road, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: December 19, 2008 This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 19, 2013 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: December 19, 2013 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0009247-00 The name of the business (es): Cypress Cleaners Located at: 2027 Main Street In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Choonwon Cho, 5100 Vista Grande Drive, Antioch, CA 94531. This business is conducted by: an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of registrant: Choonwon Cho This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 29, 2008 By: Courtney Munn, Deputy Expires: December 29, 2013 Oakley Press No. 030477 Publish: January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 2009 BETHEL ISLAND MUNICIPAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Bethel Island Municipal Improvement District will, on February 17, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, at BIMID Hall, 3085 Stone Road, Bethel Island, CA, hold a public hearing to consider amending Ordinance 2 which Relates to Meetings of the Board of Directors and the Adoption, Amendment and Repeal of Ordinances. The amendment would: (1) change the time for regular meetings of the Board of Directors; (2) make changes to the provision in the current ordinance which specifies the order of business at regular meetings of the Board of Directors; (3) make changes to the provisions in the current ordinance specifying the procedure for enacting or amending ordinances; and (4) make changes

to the provisions in the current ordinance specifying the procedure for repealing ordinances. Amendment to Ordinance 2 is an activity with no possibility of a significant environmental impact and it is an activity outside the definition of a “ project” under CEQA, therefore the project is not subject to CEQA. The above is a summary of the proposed amendment. A reading of the entire proposed amendment may be necessary in order to obtain a full understanding of all of the proposed changes. Copies of the proposed amendment are on file and open for inspection at the District’ s Office located at 3085 Stone Road, Bethel Island, CA 94511. The proposed amendment itself may be amended by the Board of Directors at the hearing. Dated: January 22, 2009 /s/ Marguerite Lawry, President of the Board of Directors Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 30, February 6, 2009 NOTICE OF SALE 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 11th 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-107 JOANNA BERGERON A-134 CHARLES MURRY A-136 JESSICA MELGOZA A-142 CHAD E MURR A-224 NANCY LAFFERTY A-277 NANCI LENI A-295 MAURINE GONZALES A-306 ERIC J. LEARN A-312 SANDRA BULLARD A-318 CRYSTAL HARRIS B-413 SAM LEWIS B-415 MARY REED B-439 ROBERT MORIARTY B-454 JODELL GREEN B-529 ROBERT L. RODGERS DBA CATALOG LICENSE, LLC B-556 RICHARD BOSCH B-574 MAURINE GONZALES C-618 ANDREA M SARMIENTO C-635 MICHELE BRADSHAW C-637 SUZANNE SALINAS & CARLA COOLEY D-703 RODNEY MURPHY D-704 SAM LEWIS D-739 MAURINE GONZALES E-802 ROBYN WHITE E-813 ANTONIO BERMUDEZ Property to be sold described as boxes (contents unknown), totes (contents unknown), mattresses, bed frame, headboards, foot boards, dining sets, couches, love seats, yard chairs, glass patio tables, framed art work, yard tools, planters, ladders, hand truck dollies, fishing equipment, televisions, dressers, stereo equipment, speakers, shaws, computer compatible devices, children toys, clothing, purses and bags, shoes, lamps, tables, desks, futon, file cabinets, snow jackets metal shelving unit, pillows, bedding sets, fans, men’s clothing, holiday décor, vacuums, washer/dryer sets, refrigerator, car detail kits, office equipment, tool boxes, shop tools such as drills, sanders etc., work bench, drop lights, lots of hand tools, carpentry tools, movies, drum set, guitar case, golf clubs, sewing machines, fabric, arts and craft material, quilt making accessories, pattern books, board games for children, glider chair with ottoman, metal closet storage device, microwaves, books, bean bag chairs, baby items, car seat, crib, highchair, play pen, stroller, toddler bed, swing etc. 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 23rd and 30th day of January, 2009 PREMIER SELF STORAGE 925-679-8877 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 23, 30, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0009315-00 The name of the business (es): Allitech Services Located at: 2063 Main Street, Suite 244 In: Oakley, CA 94561 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Marianne Allison and Darrin Allison, 67 Sun Chase Court, Oakley, CA 94561. This business is conducted by: Husband & Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 12/31/08. Signature of registrant: Sheri Bond This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: December 31, 2008 By: D Acuff, Deputy Expires: December 31, 2013 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish: January 9, 16, 23, 30, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. GM-166776-C Loan No. 7441695061 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/26/2006. 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 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: CINDY VINSONHALER, A MARREID WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded 6/29/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0205917-00 in Book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Contra Costa County, California, Date of Sale:2/13/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, California Property Address is purported to be: 733 SOLITUDE DRIVE OAKLEY, California 94561 APN #: 034-420-062-1 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $528,366.05, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. ETS Services, LLC Date: 1/19/2009 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Christine Gomez- Schwab, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 2970659 01/- 23/2009, 01/30/2009, 02/06/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 23, 30, February 6, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0062423 Title Order No. 08-8-228409 Investor/Insurer No. 435854 APN No. 035-692- 023-1 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/15/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: JOSEPH GARY SEIBER, JR. AND SHIRLEY SEIBER, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 04/- 15/2005 and recorded 04/29/05, as Instrument No. 2005-0152590- 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/- 13/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1728 FREEPORT COURT, OAKLEY, CA, 94561. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $382,284.77. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. DATED: 09/14/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW-88 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 2969240 01/23/2009, 01/- 30/2009, 02/06/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 23, 30, February 6, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0095340 Title Order No. 08-8348901 Investor/Insurer No. 138923765 APN No. 037-490- 069-4 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/14/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that

RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: CARLOS VAZQUEZ AND SONIA VAZQUEZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 09/14/2006 and recorded 09/28/- 06, as Instrument No. 2006- 0307742-00, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/05/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 4796 SNOWY EGRET WAY, OAKLEY, CA, 945611698. 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 $587,653.27. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. DATED: 12/06/2008 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# 2962608 01/16/2009, 01/- 23/2009, 01/30/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 16, 23, 30, 2009

a part hereof by this reference. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Date: 1/21/2009 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# 2975662 01/- 30/2009, 02/06/2009, 02/13/2009 Antioch Press No. 061617 Publish Dates: January 30, February 6, 13, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. 05-FMS- 63946 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/20/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On February 20, 2009, at 10:00 AM, AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET CORNER OF MAIN & COURT STREET, in the City of MARTINEZ, County of CONTRA COSTA, State of CALIFORNIA, REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by JOAQUIN M. ERAZO, JR., AN UNMARRIED MAN, as Trustors, recorded on 3/26/2008, as Instrument No. 20080064193-00, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, or cashier’s check (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States) without warranty express or implied as to title, use, possession or encumbrances, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it as such Trustee, in and to the following described property situated in the aforesaid County and State, to-wit TAX PARCEL NO. 052-091-001 From information which the Trustee deems reliable, but for which Trustee makes no representation or warranty, the street address or other common designation of the above described property is purported to be 4995 CALLE DE ORO OAKLEY, CA 94561. Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including fees and expenses of sale. The total amount of the unpaid principal balance, interest thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is $337,174.98. Dated: 1/30/2009 REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Trustee By: ANNA EGDORF, AUTHORIZED AGENT Agent for Trustee: AGENCY SALES A D POSING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 Telephone Number: (800) 542-2550 Sale Information: (714) 730-2727 or http:// www.rtrustee.com ASAP# 2974413 01/30/2009, 02/06/2009, 02/13/2009 Oakley Press No. 03-0477 Publish Dates: January 30, February 6, 13, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000133-00 The name of the business (es): Asa Bella Market and Deli Located at: 2415 Empire Avenue, #207 In: Brentwood, CA 94513, Mailing: 169 Sandpiper Drive, Pittsburg, CA 94565 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Doris Jean Glasper, 169 Sandpiper 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: N/A. Signature of registrant: Doris Jean Glasper This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 7, 2009 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: January 7, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File #F-0000289-00 The name of the business (es): Our World Enterprises Inc. Located at: 398 Madera Street In: Brentwood, CA 94513 Mailing: P.O. Box 654 Brentwood, CA 94513 Is hereby registered by the following owner(s): Our World Enterprises Inc., 398 Madera Street, Brentwood, CA 94513. This business is conducted by: a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/14/09. Signature of registrant: Deborah Miller, President CEO This statement was filed with Stephen L Weir, County Clerk Of Contra Costa County on: January 14, 2009 By: J. Odegaard, Deputy Expires: January 14, 2014 Brentwood Press No. 02-1273 Publish: January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 2009

NAME CHANGE NOTICE PETITIONER OR ATTORNEY: Desiree Lai and Don Huey, 28 Puffin Circle, Oakley, CA 94561 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 725 Court St., Martinez, CA 94553 PETITION OF: Desiree Lai and Don Huey FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: N08-2025 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Desiree Lai and Don Huey filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. Kaylee Allison Lai to Proposed Name: Kaylee Allison Huey 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: 2/17/09 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: OAKLEY PRESS Date: 12/19/08 Judith A. Sanders, Pro tem Judge of the Superior Court Brentwood Press No. 021273 Publish Dates: January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-177175-BL Loan # 955352 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/17/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0063730 Title Order No. 08-8-232117 Investor/Insurer No. 1701410784 APN No. 016- 300-232-2 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/10/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: CARL E CALICA AND ARLENE CALICA, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 02/10/2006 and recorded 03/30/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0097934-00, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Contra Costa County, State of California, will sell on 02/19/2009 at 10:00AM, At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 310 JEFFERSON DRIVE, BRENTWOOD, CA, 94513. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $405,028.32. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-08-149650-SH Loan # 0017987884 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/17/2004. 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 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): MICHEAL M. RASOOLY and ZIBA RASOOLY, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY Recorded: 6/30/2004 as Instrument No. 2004-0251746- 00 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County, California; Date of Sale: 2/- 19/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Court Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 725 Court Street (corner of Main and Court Street), Martinez, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $583,369.44 The purported property address is: 40 MERCEDES LN OAKLEY, CA 94561 Assessors Parcel No. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5 ( c), the beneficiary or authorized agent declares as follows: See the attached Declaration marked as Exhibit A, attached hereto and made


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Still in love after all these years Phyllis and Gordon Cooper celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary this week with friends and family at an event hosted by Eskaton Lodge in Brentwood. Their story is one of love at first sight: Gordon knew, the moment he saw this enchanting creature on the dance floor, that she was for him. Happy anniversary to you both!

Newlyweds Jennifer Lorraine Tachella and Craig Anthony Raymond would like to thank all their family and friends for helping them celebrate their marriage on Oct. 4, 2008 at the Delta View Golf Club in Pittsburg. A reception, highlighted by great food and dancing for 100 guests, immediately followed the ceremony. Jennifer is the daughter of James and Kathy Tachella of Brentwood. She is a 2002 graduate of Liberty High School and a 2006 graduate of the University of the Pacific, where she earned her teaching credential. She is currently a fifth-grade teacher at Marsh Elementary School in Antioch. Craig is the son on Kaye Raymond and the late James Raymond of Pittsburg. He is a 1996 graduate of Delta Christian School and currently employed by Comcast Cable. The maid of honor was Fleurdelys Uno, a friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Victoria Varner, friend of the bride; Heather Brown, cousin of the bride; and Crystal Johnson, also a friend of the bride. The flower girl was the bride’s cousin, Katelyn Brown. The best man was Justin Russo, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Jeremy Russo, Jacob Pulley and Scott Racouillat, all friends of the groom. The ring bearer was Jonathan Tachella, brother of the bride; and the greeters were Jayne Tachella, sister of the bride, and Megan Brown, cousin of the bride. The newlyweds enjoyed a three-day honeymoon in San Francisco and now reside in Oakley.

BIRTHS Jan. 1 Marlo Busby and Freddia Harkins Antioch – Boy Jan. 2 Jared and Maya D’Amato Brentwood – Boy Richard and Heidi Clift

Oakley – Girl Jan. 3 David and Crystal Jacques Antioch – Boy Jan. 4 Joseph and Jessica Hatch Antioch – Girl

Jan. 5 Geoffrey and Christina Marquis Antioch – Girl Jan. 6 Jose Canalez and Betzabe Lares Antioch – Girl

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Pamela Susan Willett Pamela Susan Willett of Antioch was born June 15, 1954 in Sacramento to Bill and Mary Lou Graves. She peacefully passed away in her home on Jan. 17 surrounded by family who will forever love and cherish her in heart and mind. Pam is survived by her beloved husband, Bud; loving daughters, Dawne Marino (Chris) of Vacaville, Summer Lowrie of Brentwood and Shannon Lowrie of Colorado Springs, Colo.; her most cherished grandchildren, Seth, Randy, Macenzie, Damion, Reina, Adelina and Hayden; five brothers and five sisters, whom she loved and was loved by deeply; beloved brothersin-law; sisters-in law; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service and Celebration for this beautiful woman was held Jan. 23 at Brentwood Funeral Home.

artistic spirit that shone through in her arts and crafts projects, which not only won her numerous awards but were presented to her family and friends as gifts from her heart. Armida will be remembered by her love for our Lord, involvement in all church activities, caring for her family and friends, her distinguished infectious laugh, and being an avid fan of the San Francisco 49ers, having proudly attended three of their Super Bowls. She will live in our hearts forever. The family wishes to express sincere gratitude for the outpouring of love and support from family, friends and the families of Camden Assembly of God. A memorial service to celebrate Armida’s life was held on Friday, Jan. 23 at Camden Assembly of God in Campbell. Internment took place Saturday, Jan. 24 at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Antioch.

Armida Viramontes Castro Former Brentwood resident Armida Viramontes Castro entered the gates of heaven on Jan. 16. She was born on Oct. 31, 1936 in Los Angeles and was preceded in death by son Robert Paul and daughter Lori Jean. Armida was a devoted wife of 53 years to her loving husband, Manuel (Manny). She was a caring mother to son James (Madaline) and proud grandmother to the light of her life, grandson Roman. Armida is also survived by her sisters, Helen Torres, Delfina Vega, Lucia Viramontes; and brothers, Tom, David and Paul Viramontes; as well as countless nieces and nephews. Armida was a hairstylist for over 30 years but enjoyed spending most of her time with her husband, family, friends and cherished grandson. She had a creative

Chester “Dale” Young Chester “Dale” Young, 60, of West Point passed away on Jan. 14 in Rancho Cordova. Born on Jan. 27, 1948 in Sommersville, Mo., he is survived by his three daughters: Rebecca Costa of Isleton; Mindy Kuhnle (Randy); and Amy Green, both of Manteca; his eight grandchildren: Ashley, William, Lexi, Makenzie, Justin, Morgan, Ireland and Levi. He is also survived by his father: Hershel Young of West Point; and brothers: Hershel Jr., Clarence, Cecil, Carlos and Clinton, as well as many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his mother: Beulah Young of Antioch. Memorial Services were held on Jan. 29 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1051 in Ripon, followed by a private burial. Arrangements were handled by Park View Funeral Home in Manteca.

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ENTERTAINMENT OUT & ABOUT IN EAST COUNTY

Music Friday, Jan. 30 Sinatra Songs Songs made famous by such masters as Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole will be performed by the Delta Jazz Duo (pianist Dave Roberts and bassist Betsy Stern) from 6-8 p.m. at Shutters Brasserie, located at Sunset Road and Elkins Way in Brentwood. For more information, call 925-516-4131 or visit www.shuttersbrasserie.com or deltajazztrio.com.

Saturday, Jan. 31 Chris Cain Blues guitarist Chris Cain and special guest Volker Strifler Band will perform at The El Campanil Theatre in Antioch at 8 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit www.elcampaniltheatre.com or call 925-757-9500.

Life in Song The husband-and-wife team of Jacovia and Seracy, who will amaze you with their pop and R&B talents, will perform at Tugs in Bethel Island at 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.lifeinsong.com.

Monday, Feb. 2 Mecca Feed Tickets are now available for the annual Bristow Music Department’s Mecca Feed fundraiser. Dine in the gym and enjoy music by the Bristow Jazz Band and Choir. Feed time runs from 5-7 p.m. The required presale is $13. For more information,

call Lisa at 925-513-2740 or e-mail lisamitchener@yahoo.com.

Sunday, Feb. 8 Voices in Harmony The Liberty High School singers welcome Voices in Harmony to Brentwood for a joint concert at 2 p.m. at Liberty High. Voices in Harmony is an award-winning a cappella chorus of 90-plus men based in San Jose. Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for students and seniors. For more information, call 925-550-3582.

Saturday, Feb. 14 Rusty Evans Antioch’s El Campanil Theatre will host Rusty Evans in “The Ring of Fire,” a tribute to Johnny Cash. Tickets are $25 for adults; $22 for seniors; and $15 for youth. Showtime is 8 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit www.elcampinaltheatre. com or call 925-757-9500.

Events Friday, Jan. 30 Girls Night Out Girlfriends Unlimited hosts a Bunco/Domino night from 7-9 p.m. at Neighborhood Church in Brentwood. The best part: it’s all free. For more information, call 925-6341415, ext. 1131.

Saturday, Feb. 7 Dinner/Dance & Auction Timber Point Elementary School’s PTA presents Parents Night Out – an evening

To have an entertainment event listed, e-mail information to calendar@ brentwoodpress.com by noon, Friday, at least one week prior to publication. Or post your event online at www.thepress.net. of dinner, dancing and a silent and live auction to raise money for the school – from 6-11 p.m. at the Discovery Bay County Club. Tickets are $65 and available in advance. For more information, call 925-516-9234.

Friday, Feb. 13 Romancing the ’20s Fil-Am of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church presents Romancing the ’20s, a Valentine’s Dinner Dance held from 7 p.m.-1 a.m. at Resurrection Ministries, 1275 Fairview Ave. in Brentwood. Tickets are $35; proceeds benefit the church parking lot. For more information and tickets, call Jan at 925354-1999 or Emma at 925-325-5249.

Saturday, Feb. 14 Crab Feed and Valentine’s Dance The Brentwood Men’s Club is hosting its annual Couples Crab Feed and Valentine’s Day Dance from 6-11 p.m. at Veterans Hall in Brentwood. Tickets are $80 per couple; proceeds go to East County charities and scholarships. For tickets and more information, call Delta Pure Water at 925-634-6658 or Brentwood Fine Meats at 925-513-0595.

dancing. For tickets and more information, call 925-706-4233.

Shows Friday, Feb. 6 and Saturday, Feb. 7 ‘Meet Me In St. Louis’ Stage Right Conservatory Theater will present “Meet Me In St. Louis” at 7 p.m.; 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 8; 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12-Saturday, Feb.14. Performances take place at the Nick Rodriguez Theater in Antioch. For ticket prices and more information, call 925-5500318.

‘Breaking Legs’ Onstage Theater will present “Breaking Legs” at Crossroads Theatre, 1277 Boulevard Way in Walnut Creek, on Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 6 through 27 at 8:15 p.m; Thursdays, Feb. 19 and 26 at 8:15 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 22 and 28 at 2:15 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit ww.onstagetheatre.org or call 925944-9006.

Valentine’s Dinner and Dance

Friday, Feb. 13 through Sunday, March 15 ‘The Producers’

Lone Tree Golf & Event Center in Antioch will host a Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance from 6-7:30 p.m. The $35 per-person admission covers the four-course fixed-price menu (plus tax and tip), live jazz during dinner and pop/rock for

Diablo Light Opera Company will present the Mel Brooks Broadway musical “The Producers” at Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. Tickets are $34-$43. For showtimes and more information, call 925-943-7469 or visit www.dloc.org.


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CALENDAR LOCAL EVENTS & SERVICE CLUBS

Events

Friday, Jan. 30 Do-It-Yourself Tax Assistance Those whose income is $52,000 or less can electronically file their 2008 tax returns for free at a tax-assistance event held Friday, Jan. 30 from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 31 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information and to sign up, visit www.opportunityjuction.org/taxes or call 925776-1133.

Saturday, Jan. 31 California Rays Fundraiser Enjoy a spaghetti dinner and help young athletes get to Cooperstown, N.Y. to be inducted into the Youth Baseball Hall of Fame. The event takes place at 6:30 p.m. in the City of Brentwood Parks and Recreation Building, 708 Third St. Tickets are $15. Call Tim at 925-250-6333 or visit www.californiaraysbaseballclub.com.

Prepare for U.S. Citizenship Liberty Adult Education in Brentwood holds a free six-class workshop on preparing for the U.S. citizenship test. An intermediate/advanced ESL level is required. Classes run from 9 a.m.-noon through March 14. For more information, call 925-634-2565.

Credit Repair and Savings

To have a community event listed, e-mail information to calendar@ brentwoodpress.com by noon, Friday, at least one week prior to publication. Or post your event online at www.thepress.net.

Thursday, Feb. 5 Community Hour of Prayer All are invited to the Lone Tree Golf Course in Antioch for a community hour of prayer from 6:30-7:30 a.m. A continental breakfast will be provided. For more information, visit www. lovemycity.org.

Sign-ups Thrift Shop To Open Lighthouse Thrift Shop, 100 W. Sixth St. in Antioch, is opening to assist Bread of Life, a nonprofit agency operating a food pantry for homeless and needy people in East County. Bring your donation to the store MondaySaturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 925-470-3157.

Historical Society Volunteers are needed to help the new season get underway at the East Contra Costa Historical Society. Orientation Days are Saturday, Feb. 28 and Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m. Opening Day is Saturday, March 28. For more information, call Dave or Joyce at 925-679-1024 or Pat at 925625-3553.

Dolphin Swim Club

bers are encouraged to join at any time. For more information, e-mail PLY_little_women@ hotmail.com.

Weight Loss Challenge Meetings are held on Mondays through March 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Church of Christ building, 1020 E. Tregallas Road in Antioch. For more information, call Jeff at 925-783-4043.

On the Horizon Hurricanes Crab Feed The Harvest Park Bowl Hurricanes boosters club hosts its ninth annual Crab Feed at Veterans Hall, 757 First St. in Brentwood, on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 5 p.m. For tickets and more information, call 925-516-1221.

Antioch Library Book Sale Browse through the Antioch Library’s selection of thousands of gently used books, videos and audiobooks on sale for $1 or less. The sale takes place at the Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St., on Friday, Feb. 6 from noon-6 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 7 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, call 925-757-9224.

Deer Valley Fundraiser

What do you do when your job doesn’t pay the bills? A free workshop with pizza is available from noon-1 p.m. at Opportunity Junction, 3102 Delta Fair Blvd. in Antioch. For more information, call 925-776-1133 or visit www. opportunityjuction.org.

The Dolphin Swim Club, a nonprofit seasonal recreational swim team, will conduct open registration on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Willy’s Bagels and Blends in Brentwood. Boys and girls 4-18 are invited to join. For more information, visit www.brentwooddolphins. com or e-mail foradoll@yahoo.com.

School House Rock

Diehard Baseball Club

CPR Certification

A Place of Learning invites you to the Shadow Lakes Golf Club Event Center in Brentwood at 6 p.m. for a fundraiser featuring a tapas-style dinner, wine and entertainment. Proceeds provide free tutoring for underprivileged children in Brentwood. For tickets ($40), call Bill at 925-7836147. For sponsorship information, call Dave at 925-634-1812.

Diehard Baseball Club is looking for two more players for its 13U team and one more for its 14U team. To set up an evaluation and for more information, e-mail diehardbaseballacademy@ yahoo.com or call Gary at 925-325-7397.

Become certified in CPR in a session held Saturday, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center, 213 F St. in Antioch. Book and certification card are included in the $60 fee. Pre-registration required. For more information, call 925-779-7070.

Crab Feed and Auction Krey Elementary will hold a Crab Feed Dinner and Auction at 6 p.m. at Veterans Hall in Brentwood. Tickets are $35. For more information, e-mail kreycoyote0708@yahoo.com.

Fashions from Africa In preparation for Black History Month, Agape Bible Fellowship of Antioch holds a free fashion show, displaying and selling new African clothes. The show takes place at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center in Antioch from 2-5 p.m. For more information, call 925-2651134 or 925-848-6240.

Sunday, Feb. 1 Super Bowl BBQ King Cookoff Harvest Park Bowl in Brentwood hosts the eighth annual BBQ King Cookoff. Come party with the chefs, learn their cooking secrets and enjoy outstanding food. Judging starts at 1:30 p.m.; barbecue is served at 2 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Brentwood Police Activities League and ECCC Historical Society. Call 925-516-1221.

Tuesday, Feb. 3 Local Authors The Brentwood Library presents local authors talking about their books at 7 p.m. at the Brentwood Community Center, 730 Third St. This is a free event. For more information, call 925-634-4101.

Jewelry Making for Seniors Learn to make many kinds of jewelry at the Brentwood Senior Center, 740 Third St., on Tuesdays, Feb. 3-24 at 9:30 a.m. The fee is $30. For more information, call 925-634-2565.

East County Youth Football E.C.Y.F. is seeking people interested in coaching football and cheer. For more information, e-mail ecyflions.com or call Mario at 925-628-2443.

East Bay Bat Busters The Bat Busters fast-pitch softball team is holding tryouts for its 16U and 18U teams. Tryouts will be ongoing for the next 30 days or until the roster is full. For more information, email dan9gom@aol.com or call 925-584-5979.

Biddy Outdoor Soccer Children 3 to 5 will get a six-week introduction to soccer and team sports for one hour per week on Saturday mornings, beginning March 7, at Bristow Middle School in Brentwood. For more information, visit www.ci.brentwood. ca.us/emotion.

Antioch Online Driver’s Ed for Teens Learn the rules of the road in a fun, interactive, online course and earn a DMV-approved Certificate of Completion. This class is a prerequisite for teens under 17½ who wish to obtain a learner’s permit and driver’s license. The fee is $59. Call 925-779-7070, ext. 0 to sign up.

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

Book Club for ‘Little Women’ The Liberty High School POPs announces a Book Club for Little Women of all ages. Members will read the classic “Little Women” and meet at Liberty to discuss it on Saturdays through Feb. 21 from 10-11:30 a.m. New mem-

Crab and tri-tip will be served at the Antioch Fairgrounds’ Sunset Hall at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7. Music will be provided by the band and auxiliary. Advance ticket purchase (a $45 donation) is required. Proceeds will benefit the band. For more information, call 925-756-6788.

Saturday Morning With Mommy & Me Enjoy a fun and stimulating atmosphere with your 2-year-old. The class is held Saturday, Feb. 7-Mar 14 from 9-10:30 a.m. at Prewett Family Park & Center. The fee is $72 for Antioch residents; $81 for non-residents. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call 925-7797070.

Drama Class for Kids Registration is open for the Acting Up drama classes for kids 7-12 and the On Stage drama program for ages 8-14. Classes begin Monday, Feb. 9 at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center Theater. For more information, call 925-7797070.

Free Workshop for Seniors Cortona Park in Brentwood will host an informative workshop for aging adults and their caregivers on Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Space is limited; RSVP by Friday, Feb. 6. For more information, call 925-240-0733.

LEAP The Brentwood Union School District invites parents of Brentwood K-5 students to LEAP – Learning Excellence About Parenting – a free workshop on Feb. 19 at Krey Elementary School. For more information, e-mail schurch@ brentwood.k12.ca.us.

Reno Bus Trip Fundraising for East County Arts is a nonprofit organization sponsoring a Reno Bus Trip on Saturday, Feb. 14. Tickets are $40 and include roundtrip transportation via charter bus from Oakley’s Raley’s to Silver Legacy in Reno. For more information, call Gina at 925-679-1954 or Tracy at 925-625-2063.

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